Obit: Mabie, Leon G. (1878 – 1958)


Surnames: Mabie, Searles, Monnyham, Shellenbarger, Hake, Davies, Wilkins, Christensen, Eidson, Wilson

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Dec 1958

Mabie, Leon G. (5 SEP 1878 – 11 NOV 1958)

Leon G. Mabie, 80, 411 S. Chelan Ave., a pioneer orchardist of the Wenatchee Valley, died in a Spokane hospital on Tuesday, November 11, 1958, following an extended illness.

Mr. Mabie was born Sept. 5, 1878 at Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wisconsin. At the age of 21 he came to Washington and settled at Great Falls. In 1904 he came to Wenatchee valley and homesteaded at Monitor. In 1907 he married Kittie Searles at Ols Mission. Mr. and Mrs. Mabie made their home up Fairview Canyon until 1917, when they moved to Monitor, where Mr. Mabie operated a fruit ranch and served as Justice of the Peace until 1943, when he retired and moved to Wenatchee.

He was a member of the Boys and Girls of Yesteryear and a 30 years member of the FOE 204 Wenatchee.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Guy Mabie, in Korea; seven daughters, Mrs. Wm. Monnyham, Spokane; Mrs. Dorothy Shellenbarger, Yakima; Mrs. Melvin Hake, Spokane; Mrs. Robert Davies, Tacoma; Mrs. Norman Wilkins in Africa; Mrs. Richard Christensen, Medford, Oregon; Mrs. Walter Eidson in South Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Maude Wilson, Wenatchee.

(Wenatchee Daily World – Nov. 13, 1958)

Editor's Note: Our thanks to Walter Blum, Wenatchee, Wash. for the above article. Mr. Mabie will be remembered by many of our older readers.



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