Obit: Marden, Stephen (1881 - 1959)

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Surnames: Marden, Bernard, Hanes, Wood

----Source: Judy (Marden) Hansen Scrapbook

Marden, Stephen (11 SEP1881 - 11 SEP 1959)

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Chapel of Flowers for Stephen Marden, a resident of Wilburton since 1923. Mr. Marden, 77, died Friday, September 11. The Rev. Lincoln Reed officiated at the services, with burial in Sunset Hills Memorial Park.

Born in Seif, Clark County, Wisconsin, Mr. Marden moved to Centralia, Washington, around 1900, and was engaged in the logging business there. He was a truck farmer in the Wilburton district of Bellevue for many years, and was active in Wilburton community affairs.

A charter member of the Eastside Sportsmenís Association, he was head cook for the big game dinners served by the club.

Surviving are his wife, Lena, at the family home, a daughter Viola Bernard, Kirkland, and three grandchildren. A niece, Mrs. J. J. Hanes, Kirkland and a nephew, David Wood, Bellevue, also survive.




Stephen A. Marden, 77, who died Sept. 11, (1959), had been a resident of Bellevue, Washington, for 36 years.  He is survived by his wife, Lena (May) Marden, a daughter, and three grandchildren.


Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Green's Chapel of the Flowers in Bellevue with interment at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.


*Death: 11 Sep 1959; Burial: Bellevue, King County, Washington, USA


Biographical Information


Stephen and Lena (May) Marden


Bio: Marden, Stephen (1881 - 1959)


Stephen A. Marden was born 19 Sep 1881 at Globe, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  He provided for his family by felling trees and logging.  An article in the 1961 Clark County Press lists Steve Marden as one of the the eleven men who built the dam on O'Neill Creek in 1911 on which the park is based.


He died 11 Sep 1959 at Bellevue, King Co., Washington and was buried 15 Sep 1959 at the Sunset Hills Memorial Park.


Other Spouse: Martha Garbush who was born in Granton, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  She was the mother of an illegitimate son, Archie Steve Marden (11 Jun 1905 - 29 Nov 1933).  Archie died of a gunshot wound in the lung and liver received 26 Nov 1933.



World War I, Draft Registration, Klickitat County, Lewis County, Washington, United States, 12 Sep 1918


Steven A Marden, self employed farmer
Gender: Male
Nationality: United States
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1881
Birthplace: United States

Location: RFD, Centralia Lewis Co., Washington
Nearest Relative: Lena Marden, 1233 W. Alder, Centralia, Lewis Co., Washington
Height: tall
Build: medium
Eyes: blue
Hair: brown
No physical disqualifications


Bio: May, Lena (1892 - 1940?)


Lena May was born 29 May 1892 in the Town of Pine Valley, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  She was the daughter of Herman and Minnie (Porath) May.  Her siblings were Anna, Paul, Otto, and Bertha.  The county records show that she ordered a copy of her birth certificate in Oct., 1941.  She had a daughter, Viola M. born 11 Feb 1921 and married Robert "Jack" H. Burnard 27 Dec 1938.  She resided in Bellevue, Washington with her family.



US Public Records - 1995


Viola M Burnard
Also Known As: Vrold M Burnard
Residence Date: 01 Jan 1995
Residence Place: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1921
Phone Number: (206) 668-3296
Phone Number Recorded Date: 15 Nov 2007
Address: 509 147th Pl NE
Address Continued: Bellevue, Washington 98007
Address Date: 01 Jan 1995
2nd Address: 10406 180th St SE
2nd Address Continued: Snohomish, Washington 98296
2nd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-15 Nov 2007
3rd Address: 10306 180th St SE
3rd Address Continued: Snohomish, Washington 98296
3rd Address Date: 01 Oct 1992-01 Dec 2002
Possible Relatives: Robert M Burnard, Robt Burnard
Record Number: 250075253


US Public Records - 2005


Viola M Burnard
Residence Date: 08 Oct 2005
Residence Place: Kirkland, Washington, United States
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1921
Address: 9224 Slater Ave NE Apt 36
Address Continued: Kirkland, Washington 98033



Social Security Records

Given Name: Viola
Middle Name: M
Surname: Burnard
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1921
State: California
Last Place of Residence: Snohomish, Washington
Previous Residence Postal Code: 98290
Death Date: 11 Nov 2005

Obituary Record


Viola Burnard
Date: 12 May 1995
Location: Washington, USA
Gender: Female
Age: 95
Newspaper: Seattle Post-Intelligencer




1910 Federal Census, Neillsville Ward 1, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Stephen Marden, 28 yr. old single white male
Birth Year: 1881
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Household Members
Charlotte Marden Head F 63 Ohio
Leslie Marden Son M 32 Wisconsin
Stephen Marden Son M 28 Wisconsin
Ben Marden Son M 23 Wisconsin
Amelia B Marden Granddaughter F 4 Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Wiburton, King, Washington, United States


Stephen A Marden, 49 yr. old, white married male
Birthplace: Wisconsin (1881)
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Household Members
Stephen A Marden Head M 49 Wisconsin
Lena Marden Wife F 37 Wisconsin
Viola May Marden Daughter F 9 Washington
Max May Brother-in-law M 36 Wisconsin

    Stephen, Lena, and Viola Marden



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