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Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Parkinson Hartman
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1891
Yolo County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1988
Sacramento County
California, USA

Father: Christopher C. Parkinson
Mother: Mary Elizabeth (nee Powell) Parkinson

Mamie was the youngest of eleven children born to the Parkinsons of Washington-Broderick, Yolo County, CA. She was married and widowed twice, first to Harry Haven Snook, second to George Hartman of Sacramento, CA. No children from either marriage.

She was very close to her brother Eugene and their mother. After their father's death in 1909, Mamie helped Gene care for their mom, who was in very fragile health. Around 1916, their niece Marjorie joined the household and relieved Mamie and Eugene of some of the hardship of their mother's care. Mamie became fast friends with Marge, and the friendship lasted well into their elderly years. In the last years of her life, Mamie lived with Marge.

In 1950-1951, her brother Eugene's health took a turn for the worse. Up until around 1948 Gene had been living with his niece Marjorie and her husband Stanley. However, both Marge and Stan worked outside the home and they could not be there during the day to help Gene if something happened to him. So, Gene went to live with Mamie, (close to Marge's home) and it is there where he lived out his final days. They had always been close friends as well as siblings, and it must have been difficult for Mamie to say goodbye to him when the time came. No doubt, though, Mamie kept him laughing, helped him keep his spirits up through those trying days.

Mamie was the comedian of the family, always making people laugh. Some of her most hilarious stories were about her experiences in the 1920s when she did a little bootlegging (who didn't?)with her first husband, Harry Snook. Harry owned a saloon back in "the day" and had to modify the beverage list come Prohibition. Although Mamie was not much for drinking, she certainly (and enthusiastically) helped Harry keep the forbidden spirits in stock. No doubt, the Prohibition Era was an adventurous time for both! 
Family links: 
  Christopher Columbus Parkinson (1833 - 1909)
  Mary Elizabeth Powell Parkinson (1848 - 1928)
  Harry H. Snook (1884 - 1948)
  George J. Hartman (1892 - 1963)
  Charles Edward Parkinson (1867 - 1928)*
  Asa Isaiah Parkinson (1869 - 1952)*
  George Louis Parkinson (1871 - 1948)*
  Herbert J Parkinson (1873 - 1898)*
  Wilber Floid Parkinson (1877 - 1944)*
  Laura May Parkinson Thiele (1879 - 1961)*
  Eugene Deston Parkinson (1881 - 1951)*
  Clara B Parkinson (1883 - 1900)*
  William Amon Parkinson (1885 - 1984)*
  Wesley Parkinson (1888 - 1890)*
  Mary Elizabeth Parkinson Hartman (1891 - 1988)
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. CHAPEL OF PEACE Tier 3 Crypt 14
Maintained by: Colleen Parkinson
Originally Created by: Scott Bolliger
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53994442
Mary Elizabeth Mamie <i>Parkinson</i> Hartman
Added by: Colleen Parkinson
Mary Elizabeth Mamie <i>Parkinson</i> Hartman
Added by: Colleen Parkinson
Mary Elizabeth Mamie <i>Parkinson</i> Hartman
Added by: Colleen Parkinson
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- Colleen Parkinson
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016
...and a birthday greeting to you!
- Colleen Parkinson
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
In honor of your earthly birthday and wishing you happiness in the great Heaven beyond!
- Colleen Parkinson
 Added: Feb. 9, 2013
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