The Telephone Register, McMinnville, Oregon, Thursday, February 27, 1941
EARLY PIONEER DAUGHTER DIES
Mrs. Sarah M. Draper Buried Wednesday
Mrs. Sarah May Ogden Draper, 74, long-time McMinnville resident and descendant of two early-day Oregon historical figures, died here Sunday after a brief illness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Draper were held Wednesday afternoon at Macy and Son chapel, with Rev. S.J. Osborne of the Christian church, of which she was a member, officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial park.
Mrs. Draper was a granddaughter of both Peter Skene Ogden and Donald Manson, early-day figures in Oregon’s development. Ogden was at one time chief factor of the Hudsons Bay company at Fort Vancouver, having succeeded the famed Dr. John McLaughlin at that position. He is also credited with being the first explorer of central Oregon, and his name is honored in the Peter Skene Ogden state park on the Crooked river in southern Jefferson county. Donald Manson, her maternal grandfather, with whom Mrs. Draper spent many of her early years, was one of the officials at Fort George on the Columbia river, now the site of Astoria, and he later played a role in the setting up of Oregon’s first government at Champoeg.
Her parents were Isaac Ogden and Annie Manson, who was born in Alaska. Mrs. Draper was born in Marion county on May 10, 1866. She married Thomas Draper on June 4, 1881, in McMinnville. He passed away in 1931.
Surviving are two sons, Harry of Portland and Roy of McMinnville; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Jones, Portland, and Mrs. Hilda Brown, McMinnville, and one brother, William P. Ogden, Portland.
Mrs. Draper lived for 27 years in the Baker Creek district west of McMinnville, and had spent the past 30 years as a resident of the city. She was a member of the Friendship Rebekah lodge, which was in charge of the graveside services.
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