Person:Francis Washburn (1)

Francis Margarite Washburn
m. 20 Jun 1930
Facts and Events
Name Francis Margarite Washburn
Gender Female
Birth? 27 Jun 1907 Minnesota, United States
Education[1] 1928 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United Statesgraduated, Reed College
Education[1] 1930 Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United StatesM.S, University of Illinois
Marriage 20 Jun 1930 Mariposa, California, United Statesto Robert Bruce Horsfall, Jr.
Education[1] 1937 Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United StatesPhD, University of Illinois
Residence[1] 1938 Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
Residence[1] 1947 Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States
Residence? 1963 Placentia, Orange, California, United States
Death[1] 16 Jan 1998 Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States
Obituary[1] Aug 1999 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "IN MEMORIAM", Reed Magazine, August 1999. Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

    Margery Washburn Horsfall ’28
    Margery Washburn Horsfall ’28, January 16, 1998, in Whittier, California. After graduating, she was a laboratory assistant at Reed for a year. She then entered the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, and earned a master’s degree in zoology in 1930 and a PhD in parasitology in 1937. During this time, she worked as a lab assistant in the zoology department. In 1930, she married Bruce Horsfall ’30, and in 1934 he joined her at the University of Illinois where he also pursued a PhD. In 1934–37, she worked as a junior parasitologist for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry in Beltsville, Maryland, and published papers on the life histories of bird parasites. In 1938, the Margery and Bruce moved to Rochester, New York, where they had three children and she was primarily a homemaker. They moved to Whittier, California, in 1947 and Margery was active in the Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, the Audubon Society, Literacy Volunteers, and other activities. In 1963, they moved to Placentia, California, and after retirement they enjoyed travel, rockhounding, mountain climbing, and volunteering. After her husband’s death in 1991, she moved to a retirement community in Placentia. Survivors include two sons, . . . and a daughter.

    Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1999