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Mary Ann Bagley McCullough

  • Birth 12 Apr 1842 Lee County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1865 Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Pleasant Hill, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 89060022

Daughter of
Eliakim F. Bagley, Jr & Nancy Ann Belt

Wife of
1. Jesse Adams
2. Joseph Leach
3. Samuel McCullough

Died while trying to save her younger sister, Matilda Eleanor Bagley in the Willamette River. Both drowned along with Mary Ann's little daughter Kate Josephine Leach who was aged 3 years.

"A week ago last Sunday the wagon of Samuel McCullough was upset while crossing the middle fork of the Willamette, by a wheel coming off. As a melancholy consequence, Mrs. McCullough her child and a Miss Bagly, aged about 12 years were drowned. Mr. McCullough narrowly escaping. The bodies of the mother and child have been found."

Morning Oregonian, 20 Apr 1865
A burial memorial for the three individuals who died (Mary Ann, wife of Samuel McCullough; Matilda, Mary Ann's youngest sister; and Katie Josephine, Mary Ann's daughter) was made and had the following inscription:
"Sacred to the Memory of Matilda E. Bagley, Aged 12 years, 2 months, 8 days, Mary Ann McCullough, Aged 21 years, 10 months, 28 days, Kate Josephine Leach, Aged 3 years, 2 months, 23 days, Who were drowned April 9th, 1865." See Emanuel Bagley's family record (Book B at

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  • Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 24 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89060022
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Bagley McCullough (12 Apr 1842–9 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89060022, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Marigay (contributor 47219241) .