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Nellie Maud Wagar Darby
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1904
Missoula
Missoula County
Montana, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1996
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

Eldest child of Edwin O. and Nellie M. Wagar, Nellie lived in various locations as a child. Shortly before she was born her parents moved to Missoula to be near her father's brother, William and family. Then in order to find better work, the family subsequently moved to Washington and then to Canada before returning to the Missoula area where her father worked at a lumber mill in Bonner. Nellie was intelligent and had a sincere faith which led her to graduate first from High School and then from Bible College. She trained for the ministry at a time when a woman had to be very brave to do so. She pastored small churches in the Northeast for a time. Eventually she lived in California and married Walter J. Darby in 1949. They had no children together, and eventually they would divorce, but her energy and fervor would continue. She became a teacher at a girls' school in Japan long after others her age would have been retired. Eventually she lived in Riverside, California, where she served faithfully at her church, and where she would reside at the time of her death. It was her desire that she be buried alongside her parents at the Lewistown City Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin Osman Wagar (1873 - 1953)
  Nellie Maud Blunt Wagar (1884 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  Nellie Maud Wagar Darby (1904 - 1996)
  Cordelia May Wagar Donally (1905 - 1996)*
  Edwin Andrew Wagar (1906 - 1931)*
  William Osmyn Wagar (1907 - 1919)*
  Helen Ruth Wagar Iverson (1908 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lewistown City Cemetery
Lewistown
Fergus County
Montana, USA
 
Maintained by: Pat Iverson
Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
Record added: Sep 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77044293
Nellie Maud <i>Wagar</i> Darby
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 Added: May. 29, 2013
 
 
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