Blanche Torrence

F, #26821, b. say 1915
Married Name Her married name was Mabey. 
Birth*say 1915 Blanche Torrence was born say 1915. 
Marriage*14 February 1938 She married Lee Lobeck Mabey, son of Harry Edward Mabey and Seba G. Miles, on 14 February 1938. 


Lee Lobeck Mabey b. 24 Jul 1908, d. 11 Jul 1986

Marion Marcella Holzknecht

F, #26823, b. 28 February 1916, d. 30 October 1997
Married Name Her married name was Mabey. 
Birth*28 February 1916 Marion Marcella Holzknecht was born on 28 February 1916 at Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, daughter of Hubert and Clara (Griebstein) Holzknecht.1 
Marriage*1940 She married Richard Goff Mabey, son of Perl William Mabey and Maude Carrie Goff, in 1940 at Thief River Falls, Minnesota.2 
Census*9 April 1940 Marion Marcella Holzknecht and Richard Goff Mabey appeared on the census of 9 April 1940 at 401 Arnold Ave North, Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota.
Richard Mabey, Head, M, W, 29, M, completed 4 years college, born in Minnesota, Insurance and Real Estate Agent, Own agency
Marrion Mabey, Wife, F, W, 24, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Minnesota.3 
Death*30 October 1997 Marion Marcella Holzknecht died on 30 October 1997 at Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, at age 81.4 
oObit*1 November 2003  On 1 November 2003 at Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the obituary of Marion Marcella Holzknecht read: Marion Mabey, 81, died Thursday, October 30, 1997 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thief River Falls with Father Bob LaPlante presiding. Carol Amundson was the organist, and Judy Melby was the soloist. Casketbearers were Virgil Burger, John Schmitz, Pat Klemisch, Billy Groslie, Donald Engelstad and Arnold Narverud. Burial was at St. Bernard's Cemetery. The Green Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Marion Holzknecht was born February 28, 1916 in Thief River Falls to Hubert and Clara (Griebstein) Holzknecht. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. Marion attended school in Thief River Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School. She worked for many years at Lincoln High School for Athletic Director Ralph Skay, and when he retired, Marion worked in the principal's office. She retired in 1982 after 25 years. In 1940 Marion was united in marriage to Richard G. Mabey. Richard died in 1970.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling and reading. She led the congregation in singing at St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
Marion is survived by one son, Jay Mabey of Newington, CT; one daughter-in-law, Renee Mabey and granddaughter, Janna Lee Mabey, both of East Grand Forks; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard; parents; two sisters, Frances and Esther; and two brothers, Norb Holznecht and Maurice Holznecht.1 


Richard Goff Mabey b. 19 Oct 1910, d. 28 Mar 1970


  1. [S1], United States Obituary Collection from The Thief River Falls (Minnesota) Times, 1 Nov 2003.
  2. [S306] Submission by Mary Lou Mabey Smith (1924-2003), Maybee Society Member.
  3. [S456] 1940 United States Census, online, Thief River Falls, Pennington, Minnesota, Roll T627-1947, Page 7B, ED 57-24B.
  4. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online, and Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 and SSDI.

Eugene Mabey

M, #26825, b. 20 December 1942, d. 12 December 1945
Adoptive father*Joseph Gerald Mabey b. 12 Aug 1905, d. 5 Nov 1972
Mother*Viola LeSuer b. 22 Apr 1904, d. 26 Jun 1998
Birth*20 December 1942 Eugene Mabey was born on 20 December 1942 at Maryland.1 
Death*12 December 1945 He died on 12 December 1945 at San Bernardino County, California, at age 2.1 


  1. [S1], California Death Index, 1940-1997.

Owen R. Smith

M, #26830, b. 10 May 1894
Birth*10 May 1894 Owen R. Smith was born on 10 May 1894 at Renville, Minnesota.1 
Marriage*between 1922 and 1923 He married Alma Kienlen between 1922 and 1923.2 


Alma Kienlen b. c 1893


  1. [S338] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online, Renville, Renville, Minnesota; Roll: 1124; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 426.

Alma Kienlen

F, #26831, b. circa 1893
Married Name Her married name was Smith. 
Birth*circa 1893 Alma Kienlen was born circa 1893 at Minnesota.1 
Marriage*between 1922 and 1923 She married Owen R. Smith between 1922 and 1923.1 


Owen R. Smith b. 10 May 1894


  1. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online, Renville, Renville, Minnesota; Roll: 1124; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 426.

John Edward McKay

M, #26832, b. say 1915
Birth*say 1915 John Edward McKay was born say 1915. 
Marriage* He married Marion Bertha Wells, daughter of Thomas Lee Wells and Nettie E. Mabey


Marion Bertha Wells b. c 1914