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Marion Elizabeth Nafziger

Female 1921 - 1946  (24 years)


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  • Name Marion Elizabeth Nafziger 
    Born 10 Aug 1921 
    Gender Female 
    Interesting public service, life 
    Misfortune died while travelling to Calcutta - appendectomy 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56535 
    Died 8 Jul 1946  Singapore, , , Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bdadari Cemetery, Singapore, Singapore, , , Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56535  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Enos R. Nafziger,   b. 27 Oct 1892, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1979, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Erb,   b. 23 Aug 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1947, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1916  Poole, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F41781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Memorial service for the late Marion Nafziger, 24-year-old Mennonite nurse, who died enroute to Calcutta, will be held at the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Sunday at 2: 15 p.m. The service will be public. Representatives of the Mennonite Central Relief Committee, Akron, Pa. will attend. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernos Nafziger, 189 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Miss Nafziger died at a Singapore Hospital Monday following an appendectomy.

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      Nafziger.--Marion Elizabeth, daughter of Enos and Elizabeth Erb Nafziger, was born at Milverton, Ont., Aug. 10, 1921; died at Singapore, China, on her way to India as a relief worker, July 8, 1946; aged 24 y. 10 m. 28 d. Her death was caused by pneumonia, which set in following an emergency appendectomy. She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., and was a devoted Christian who served her Lord faithfully. Memorial services were held at Waterloo, in charge of the pastor, J. B. Martin, assisted by Nelson Litwiller, Argentina, S. A.; Cornelius Rempel, Kitchener, Ont.; and H. S. Bender.

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      Marion Nafziger was born 10 August 1921 to Enos and Elizabeth Erb Nafziger. She was one of four children. Her parents were members at Erb Street Mennonite Church in Waterloo. She attended high school both locally and at Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After high shool graduation, she did nurses training at Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, graduating in June, 1945. She received a Mennonite Central Committee assignment to work at the Relief Unit in Calcutta, India. Marion and her coworker Mildred Shoemaker sailed on 27 April, 1946. On 24 June, the ship landed in Singapore and she developed a fever. Marion and Mildred were put ashore, and Marion was diagnosed with appendicitis. Mildred was not allowed to remain in Singapore because she had no visa, and the two were separated. Apparently, she did not have the operation. The circumstances of her death remain somewhat mysterious. She died on 8 July 1946 and was buried in Bdadari Cemetery outside of Singapore in a grave marked

      https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/personal-collections/marion-elizabeth-nafziger-1921-1946

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Elizabeth Nafziger - October 14, 1947.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1946 - Singapore, , , Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bdadari Cemetery, Singapore, Singapore, , , Singapore Link to Google Earth
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