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Mary Christmas Plummer Van Winkle
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1917
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 2011
Sonora
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Mary Christmas Van Winkle played guitar and harmonica during her youth in a musical group with her niece and nephew. The group once played on the radio in Modesto.

She was a clerk in the home economic department at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds for about 50 years. She also worked for the Sonora Elks Lodge as a dishwasher for more than 60 years, for many people in the Sonora community as a housekeeper and for De Marcus Brown, theatrical director from the University of the Pacific, during summer productions in Columbia.

Mrs. Van Winkle was survived by a daughter, a granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Van Winkle; son David Van Winkle; brothers, Fred, Reuben, Charles, Norman and Johnny Plummer; and sisters, Lily, Lula and Ada Plummer.
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Title: Her Life Story
Description: As told to Winnie LoVine of the Tuolumne County Historical Society.

http://o.mfcreative.com/f4/exports/5/5bdf4eaf-72c3-40dc-8960-c0a9a0836e78/Her%20Life%20Story.pdf
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1930 United States Federal Census about Mary Plummer
Name: Mary Plummer
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: California
Race: Indian (of the local Native American tribe (Miwok)
Home in 1930: Township 2, Tuolumne, California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Birthplace: California
Mother's name: Mattie Plummer
Mother's Birthplace: California
Education: Completed the Eighth Grade
Home value: $500
Household Members:
Mattie Plummer 55
Fred Plummer 30
Norman Plummer 15
Mary Plummer 13

1940 United States Federal Census about Mary Plummer
Name: Mary Plummer
Age: 22
Birth Year: 1917
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Aunt-in-law (Virginia's Aunt)
Home in 1940: Tuolumne County, California
Street: Green Street
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 6B
Occupation: Janitor at the Public School
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 15
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 240
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Clayton Howser 31
Virginia Howser, 20 (Nee Virginia Verna Mills, Daughter of Lillian Plummer & William Colwell Mills)
Lorraine Howser, 2 (Step-daughter of Clayton, Daughter of Virginia & Michael "Spuds" Miller)
Mary Plummer 22

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, about Mary C Van Winkle
Name: Mary C Van Winkle
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1917
Address: PO Box 534, Columbia, CA, 95310-0534

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, about Mary C Van Winkle
Name: Mary C Van Winkle
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1917
Address: Blue Jay Way P1, Columbia, CA, 95310

Social Security Death Index about Mary Christmas Van Winkle
Name: Mary Christmas Van Winkle
Last Residence: 95370 Sonora, Tuolumne, California
Born: 25 Dec 1917
Died: 6 Mar 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Mattie Jackson Plummer (1871 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Theodore Van Winkle (1912 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  David Wayne Van Winkle (1955 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  John H Plummer (____ - 1897)*
  Lillian Plummer Pasini (1890 - 1946)*
  Reuben Plummer (1896 - 1972)*
  Fred Edward Plummer (1897 - 1963)*
  Charles Plummer (1901 - 1979)*
  Ada Plummer Noble Henry (1903 - 1959)*
  John Plummer (1911 - 1966)*
  Norman Plummer (1914 - 1964)*
  Mary Christmas Plummer Van Winkle (1917 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Mohr Historical Research...
Originally Created by: Inge and Patrick Campbel...
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66777162
Mary Christmas <i>Plummer</i> Van Winkle
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Mary Christmas <i>Plummer</i> Van Winkle
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Mary Christmas <i>Plummer</i> Van Winkle
Added by: David T. Hillgenberg
 
 
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Mom, you are still the brightest light in my life. Love you, Marsh
- vansstarrynight
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
United once again.
- Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011
Rest In Peace
- David T. Hillgenberg
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
 
 
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