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The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., October 4, 1929, page 4


            Mary Davis Jesse was born Oct. 30, 1861 at Smithsville, Mo. At the age of 14 she came with her parents to Oregon settling at New Era. She was united in marriage to Joseph Parrott in 1877, who passed away Oct. 1st, 1923. To this union were born nine children. Of these, Wixon, died in infancy and Eva L. Walker passed away Jan. 12, 1912 at the age of 31 years. Those who survive her are Jesse White, of Yakima; Josie Troh, Stella Babcock, and Robert Parrott, of Glenwood; Ida Campbell of White Salmon; Heston Parrott, of Spokane; Orvin Parrott, of Portland; and two sisters, four brothers, twenty one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
            She passed on to her reward, Sept. 24, 1929, of heart trouble. She came to Klickitat county 46 years ago settling at Goldendale and later coming to their ranch across the Klickitat River from Glenwood. They moved to Glenwood in 1906 running a hotel and post office for a number of years. With the exception of a few years in Portland, she has resided in Glenwood 23 years, where she has won the love and respect of everybody. She united with the Methodist Church when a young woman and lived a good Christian life until the last. There is hardly a home in the community of Glenwood but she has not gone in time of sickness, need or death, never thinking of herself but always of others. As a practical nurse, there was no equal and her advice was always valued.
            She was a member of the Glenwood Grange, No. 94 at the time of her death, was a main character in a [ 2 1/2 hour], home talent play of which she was exceptionally good, always taking the parts with the most to commit to memory. She will be greatly missed here and in every walk of life.
            The funeral services were held at the church with the Grange using their burial service at the cemetery. Undertaker Anderson, of Hood River conducted the funeral. The floral offerings were most beautiful.


            We wish to express our thanks to friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kind assistance to us during our recent bereavement in the loss of our loving mother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Jessie White
Josie Troh
Ida Campbell
Stella Babcock
Robert Parrott
Heston Parrott
Orvin Parrott


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., October 3, 1929, page 2


            Mary Davis Jesse was born in Smithville, Missouri, October 30th, 1861. At the age of 14 years she, with her parents moved to Oregon, settling at New Era. In the year of 1877 she was united in marriage to Joseph Parrott.
            To this union were born nine children, one, Wixon, dying in infancy and Mrs. Eva Walker, passed away on January 12th, 1912, at the age of 31 years.
            Those surviving are: Jesse White, Yakima; Josie Troh, Stella Babcock, and Robert Parrott, Glenwood, Wash.; Heston Parrott, Spokane, Wash.; Orvin Parrott, Portland, Ore., and Ida Campbell, White Salmon, Wash.; 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Gribble, Canby, Ore., and Mrs. Lena Bond Young, Portland, Ore.; 4 brothers, James Jesse, Portland, Ore.; Woodford Jesse, Lewiston, Idaho; Williams and Frederich Jesse, Spokane, Wash., and strange, but true, all attended the funeral services.
            Mrs. Parrott passed away on Thursday, Sep. 24th, at her home. She had been suffering from heart trouble for some time, and when death came it took her quickly. She was found sitting in her chair shortly after she passed away, but nothing could be done to restore life.
            She was laid to rest in the Mt. Adams cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 26th, funeral services being conducted at the church by Rev. Gaudy, of the Congregational church of White Salmon. the Grange had charge of the services at the cemetery, Mrs. Parrott having been a faithful member of the Grange for a long time.
            Mrs. Parrott had been a member of the Methodist church for many years, remaining a faithful Christian to the last. There is hardly a home in Glenwood that she had not visited in time of sickness and need, always willing to lend a helping hand. The entire community extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. 


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., October 3, 1929, page 5
"Glenwood News"

            The people of the Glenwood vicinity were sadly shocked Tuesday to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. M.D. Parrott, which occurred at her home in Glenwood. Being an old pioneer in this locality she was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The obituary is found in another column of this paper.

The following poetry was composed by Mrs. Parrott when her father passed away.


We saw thy patience, Sweet and strong,
But now the pains last long hour is past,
And thou shall have blissful rest at last,
Shall dreamless sleep prolong,

Sleep on.
Sleep on,

Dear brow and hands and wearied feet,
Were needing rest we know,
We'll softly tread and whisper low
Within the rooms you've hollowed so,
For well we know that just beyond,
A tender voice is whispering low,
Shed not those tears, do not weep,
Thy tears will not disturb her sleep.
She's past all suffering here,
Past heartaches, touch, and sorrows tears,

Sleep on.
Sleep on,

A fair sweet form is waiting near,
To guide thee through the portal clear,
Where, together you will abide,
And watch and wait to welcome,
Your loved ones on the other side, Sleep on.