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Marion Leanna Herbst Santos
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1904
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1992
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA

In her growing-up years, Marion, her siblings and her father all slept on the porch in her father's belief that it was healthy, and in any case, there was only one bedroom. (Marion's mother had a history of TB, and slept in a bedroom with the current baby.) Marion told of actually throwing snow off the blankets.

One thing she would not tolerate, however, was piano lessons. Although her older sister Margaret was forced to take them, Marion refused.

Marion was the first woman pharmacist in Pike County, Penna., her father, pharmacist Fred J. Herbst having owned the drug store in Milford. She was graduated from Milford High School in 1921 and from the College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia in 1924, her father's alma mater, and immediately began serving in the Herbst Drug Store.

Because her education included mixing compounds in the old apothecary system (ounces, drams, minims), later in life she was a little doubtful of modern druggists: "All they do is count pills!"

After a long courtship, Marion married Julio in 1933. She continued working in her father's drug store until his death in 1943. She also helped Julio with farming and rearing their three children.

In 1936, Marion's elder sister, Margaret Herbst Wolfe, died, leaving four children, aged nine and under, motherless. Marion rose to the occasion and acted as a mother figure to her nieces and nephew.

Marion was a member of the local Presbyterian church but did not buy into predestinationism. She continued well-read throughout her life--and was a formidable Scrabble player. 
Family links: 
  Fred John Herbst (1872 - 1943)
  Leanna Sheppard Herbst (1879 - 1941)
  Julio Anthony Santos (1906 - 2004)
  Theodore Fred Santos (1944 - 2012)*
  Margaret Cecilia Herbst Wolfe (1900 - 1936)*
  Marion Leanna Herbst Santos (1904 - 1992)
  Harry Theodore Herbst (1911 - 1988)*
  Emma M. Herbst Watson (1914 - 1995)*
  Fred John Herbst (1918 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
In loving memory of Marion Herbst Santos
Milford Cemetery
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall...
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71608199
Marion Leanna <i>Herbst</i> Santos
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Marion Leanna <i>Herbst</i> Santos
Added by: Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Marion Leanna <i>Herbst</i> Santos
Added by: Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
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