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Cynthia Pribble Derry
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Birth: 1820, USA
Death: 1852
Jackson County
Oregon, USA

Cynthia was the wife of Philip Derry, my G-G-Uncle, the eldest son of my 2nd G-Grandfather, Jacob Derry. She was born about 1820 and died in 1852.

A Courageous Journey Turns to Tragedy -

The winter of 1851-52 the family spent at Oregon City where Jacob and Edna's younger brother, Basil, was born. When Basil was less than two months old, the family started for Jacksonville, Oregon - then a mining camp. The only way the trip could be accomplished in those days was by horseback. The trail led through a canyon and the party was compelled to follow a creek bed for the greater part of the way. This was when it took three days to go 15 miles. The unfortunate part of the journey was when the horse carrying Cynthia, slipped and fell, breaking her arm. Resulting from this exposure, she became ill and died 3 months later, leaving the 3 small children. Her broken arm was likely a compound fracture and I suspect she died from the horrible infections of gas-gangrene. Philip died in 1854, leaving the three children orphaned who were then separated: Jacob stayed with Mr. Towner Savage, at whose house his father died; Edna was adopted by Rev. O. Dickenson; and Basil, the youngest had already been given to the woman who cared for Cynthia at the time of her death.

Our surname Derry changed several times after the death of Philip and Cynthia. It became Dery, Dairy and Deary. The eldest of Philip and Cynthia's children, Jacob, used the surname, Deary for his lifetime. His descendants all use the Deary surname. Many live in Oregon and Idaho.

Cynthia was about 32 at the time of her death. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Pribble (____ - 1872)
  Deborah Dickerson Pribble (____ - 1851)
  Philip Derry (1817 - 1854)
  Jacob (Derry) Deary (1846 - 1899)*
  Cynthia Pribble Derry (1820 - 1852)
  James Marion Pribble (1826 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Jacksonville Cemetery
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Created by: D. Doc Derry
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54466003
Cynthia <i>Pribble</i> Derry
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