|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1892|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1970|
The following is an excerpt from the book "The Mulkeys of America" by Philip Mulkey Hunt.
"The tenth and last child born to Martha Mulkey and Lawson Cyrus was Laurel Gertrude Cyrus, on Sept. 18, 1892 near Covello, in Columbia County, Washington.
Laurel grew to womanhood on the old Cyrus homestead. She attended school at Covello. Her mother being in poor health and a near invalid from rheumatism, Laurel at an early age took over a good share of the cooking and housekeeping.
Whenever possible, the family traveled miles to attend church. Of course travel was by horse and carriage. They often heated rocks which were wrapped and used to heat their feet.
Friends lived miles away so there was little time to visit and play together. Laurel filled some of her otherwise idle time practicing the organ.
On her eighteenth birthday, Sept. 18, 1910, she married Harry Elwood Barclay. He was 23 years old. It was a double wedding, her brother John and Harry's sister, Nancy, being the other couple. They were married at the Barclay home.
After a honeymoon trip to Seattle, Wash., Laurel and her new husband, Harry, began their wedded life on a wheat ranch. After two years of failing crops and poor market conditions, they left the ranch and moved to the Puget Sound.
Seven children were born to this union. When the youngest child was a toddler the family moved back to Dayton, Washington. Later the family lived near Molalla, Oregon, for about four years before returning to Washington and later to Idaho.
Laurel was a hard working woman and without complaining she kept a clean home, canned most of the food for winter use, did all the baking and at times some of the outside chores fell on her shoulders. Fortunately she enjoyed good health until late in life when she suffered with arthritis.
After the last child left home, Laurel and Harry lived at Clarkston, Washington for several years. Harry died Jan. 31, 1955.
After a few years passed she married, but this was not to last as her second husband, Otis Stump, died of cancer three years later. Later on she married again, and this husband, Marion B. Carrico, moved her to Portland, Ore., where she lived until her death Aug. 4, 1970. She is buried beside her husband, Harry, at Clarkston, Wash.
Lawson Cyrus (1847 - 1927)
Martha Hester Mulkey Cyrus (1851 - 1921)
Harry Elwood Barclay (1887 - 1955)
Marion B Carrico (1894 - 1968)
Otis William Stump (1889 - 1960)*
Raymond Floyd Barclay (1911 - 1959)*
Esther F Barclay Burr (1913 - 2000)*
George B Barclay (1915 - 1982)*
Claude G Barclay (1917 - 1983)*
Dorothy Ellen Barclay Knutson (1920 - 2012)*
Frances Gertrude Barclay Kuenstler (1922 - 1996)*
Norman Cyrus (1868 - 1939)*
Wayman Cyrus (1870 - 1877)*
George W Cyrus (1872 - 1877)*
Lilly May Cyrus (1875 - 1877)*
Ida Loretta Cyrus Blue (1877 - 1947)*
Edwin E. Cyrus (1880 - 1899)*
Raymond Richard Cyrus (1882 - 1961)*
Forest C. Cyrus (1884 - 1904)*
John Loren Cyrus (1889 - 1962)*
Laurel Gertrude Cyrus Barclay (1892 - 1970)
Plot: 23,, 14, 16
GPS (lat/lon): 46.4087, -117.08322
Maintained by: Cheryl Webber
Originally Created by: Barbara Crossler
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
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