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Sophrona Deardorff Mires
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1823
Union County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1908
Kings County
California, USA

John Jacob Deadorff (b1779-d1853) (22423736) and
Catherine (Kathy) Harshbarger (b1781-d1871) (22423747).

Wife of Sanford Mires married 18 Nov 1840.

Had 12 children.


Mires -- Seven miles northeast of Hanford, Calif., Friday, Oct. 30, 1908, Mrs. Sophrona Mires, aged 85 years and 9 months, a native of Indiana and resident of California.

With the death of this good old lady not only this community, but the state of California, loses another of its pioneer women--one who in the early year of 1853 crossed the plains--she and her husband and three little ones--braving the hardships of the long trip consequent to the rude mode of travel, the ox train, and settling at San Joaquin City. Later the family moved to Stockton, where until 1882 they lived and there three native sons and native daughters were born. In 1882 the family moved to Oregon and after three years there the deceased became a widow and came to this city to take up her residence with her son, George S. Mires, with whom she lived ever since. A slight attack of pneumonia which her advanced age rendered her incapable of resisting, was the cause of demise. The deceased was a sister of the late S.F. Deardorf and crossed the plains the same year he did. She became the wife of Sanford Mires of Union county, Indiana, in the late forties and emigrated to California a short while afterward.

The deceased leaves five sons and three daughters--George S. and Charles F. of near Hanford, L.N. Mires of Modesto, R.G. and H.C. Mires of Oregon, Mrs. L.D. Cook of Seattle, Mary J. Rose of Chiles, Kansas, and Mrs. Anna Edwards of Stockton.

Hanford Journal
Saturday, Oct. 31, 1908 
Family links: 
  John Jacob Deardorff (1779 - 1853)
  Catharine Harshbarger Deardorff (1781 - 1871)
  Sanford Mires (1815 - 1882)*
  Charles F. Mires (1853 - 1908)*
  Charles Francis Mires (1854 - 1908)*
  Lewis Napoleon Mires (1856 - 1926)*
  George Sutherland Mires (1861 - 1936)*
  Christian Deardorff (1805 - 1884)*
  David Deardorff (1806 - 1880)*
  Elizabeth Deardorff Kingery (1810 - 1896)*
  John Deardorff (1811 - 1861)*
  Rebecca A Deardorff Sears (1815 - 1884)*
  Anna Maria Deardorff Mires (1817 - 1894)*
  Joseph Monroe Deardorff (1821 - 1893)*
  Sophrona Deardorff Mires (1823 - 1908)
  Samuel Farlow Deardorff (1825 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Hanford Cemetery
Kings County
California, USA
Created by: Virginia Keyes
Record added: May 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14425710
Sophrona <i>Deardorff</i> Mires
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