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Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« on: Monday 30 July 18 00:53 BST (UK) »
I am looking for obituaries of Joseph Francis Gunn [born 1904 in Iowa and died 12 January 1979 in San Francisco] and Marjorie Hobson Gunn [born 1902 in Fresno, Californa and died 25 November 1954 in Sonoma County, California].  Marjorie might have been called Marjorie Hobson Logan or maybe Marjorie Logan Gunn [I am very confused about her marital history and hope obituaries might clarify the situation].
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 July 18 02:13 BST (UK) »
CADI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKC-LXQ

The Press Democrat
Santa Rosa, California
Friday, November 26, 1954 - Page 14

 Marjorie Gunn
Sacramento resident Mrs. Marjorie Gunn died last night at Sonoma County Hospital. Mrs. Gunn, who was 52, was stricken by a heart attack last night while she and her husband, Joseph, were stopping at a Healdsburg motel. She was a native of California. Funeral services will be held at Fresno. Arrangements are by Lafferty and Smith.

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Re: Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 July 18 05:46 BST (UK) »
Find a grave for Joseph Francis Gunn, states he was husband of Marjorie Hobson, son in law of Florence Dusy/Dusey Hobson, and father of Marjorie Gunn Logan (Donald)

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Re: Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 July 18 06:28 BST (UK) »
Yeah, I know that's what Find-a-Grave says and that's the problem.  I have John Thomas Logan married to Marjorie.  They lived in Fresno and can be found there on the 1930 and 1940 censuses.  They had two sons Erwin Sanford Logan [1925] and Donald Wayne Logan [1926] whose birth registrations give their mother's surname as Hobson.   

In 1940, Joseph Francis Gunn was single and living in New Mexico, working as a civil engineer for the Park Service.  I am at a loss to see how Joseph Francis Gunn and Marjorie Hobson could be the parents of a daughter who married Donald Logan.  I am guessing that Marjorie must have married Gunn after John T. Logan died in 1952 and then she herself died shortly thereafter in 1954.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 July 18 15:34 BST (UK) »
Here are a couple of obits that should help clarify and sort things out.

The Fresno Bee The Republican
Fresno, California
Saturday, May 17, 1952-Page 12

 John Thomas Logan
Funeral services for John Thomas Logan, 51, a former Fresnan, will be conducted at 3 PM Wednesday in the Lisle Funeral Home.

He died Thursday In his Modesto home nt 521 Sixth Street after failing to recuperate from an operation three weeks ago. From 1923 In 1939 he was associated with his father, Erwln S. Logan, in the Reo agency on Broadway. He Is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marjorie Lognn; two sons; Army Second Lieutenant Donald W. Logan of Washington, DC, and Marine Sergeant Erwln S, Logan; a sister, Mrs. Ernest W. Johnson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwln S, Logan, and two grandchildren.

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Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, California
November 29, 1954

Funeral of Capital
Woman Will Be Held
In Fresno Wednesday

FRESNO--- Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the Lisie Funeral Home for Mrs Marjorie Logan Gunn, 52 of Sacramento who died Thursday in Santa Rosa while accompanying her husband, Joseph, on a sales trip.

Mrs Gunn was born on Fresno and lived here until 1946 when sh moved to Modesto. Her former husband Jack T. Logan, the general manager for a truck firm in Modesto died two years ago.

In addition to her husband, Mrs Logan is survived by her sons, Sergeant Erwin S. Logan II, a marine stationed in San Francisco, and Donald W. Logan of Fresno, and two grandchildren.



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Re: Joseph F. Gunn and Marjorie Gunn - obituaries
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 July 18 15:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks, RJ.  That was the confirmation I needed.  Somebody went way off track at Find-a-Grave.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr