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Georgia Anna Donner Babcock
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1841
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1911
Saint John (Whitman County)
Whitman County
Washington, USA

Survivor of the infamous Donner Party and daughter of Captain George Donner and Tamzene Eustis; a group of American pioneers who set out for California in a wagon train, trapped by the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Survivors resorted to cannibalism, eating those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness. Historians have described the episode as one of the most spectacular tragedies in Californian history. Her father, Capt. George Donner, was the captain of the wagon train. Georgia Anne, 4 years old, was rescued by the Third Relief to reach the stranded, snow bound group. After her arrival in California, she was taken in by a Swiss couple at Sutter's Fort, Christian and Mary Brunner. Georgia moved to Sonoma with the Brunners. In 1855 she moved in with her half-sister Elitha and her husband. In 1863 she married Washington Alexander Babcock. Georgia Anne wrote often and frankly to historian C. F. McGlashan; she did not shy from revealing details about cannibalism at the camps. Georgia Anne was "a survivor who lived through into a calm and secure maturity" who "seems most at peace with the world, ready to admit her own cannibalism as a child of four, careful in her judgment of others, seeming to realize—as no one else in the party seemed able to do—that hard circumstance, and not perversity of character, was to blame."
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For a reason unknown to this F. A. G. member...Robert, F. A. G. Administrator, has rejected this memorial as a Famous Grave after 2 attempts to have it approved. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Donner (____ - 1847)
  Tamzene Eustis Dozier Donner (____ - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Washington Alexander Babcock (1832 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Henry Alex Babcock (1864 - 1924)*
  Frank B. Babcock (1866 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint John Cemetery
Saint John (Whitman County)
Whitman County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Aug 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56962554
Georgia Anna <i>Donner</i> Babcock
Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
 
Georgia Anna <i>Donner</i> Babcock
Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
 
Georgia Anna <i>Donner</i> Babcock
Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
 
 
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ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE.
- Barbara Hunnicutt Edwards
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."
- V
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014
For the inner peace you achieved, dear lady, you have my utmost respect. Rest well.
- AR
 Added: Nov. 26, 2013
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