The Goldendale Sentinel
January 29, 1942

[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

Marie Eleanor Lubker (Luebker)

Elderly Nurse Dies Wednesday

"Miss Marie Eleanor Luebker, 83, resident of Goldendale and vicinity for more than 40 years, died at the Goldendale hospital Wednesday morning.

The body was taken to Oregon City Wednesday for burial. The Rebekah lodge of Oregon City, of which she was a member, will have charge of the funeral services.

Miss Luebker was a trained nurse and served in that capacity in this community for many years. She was born in Germany and came to the United States in her youth. No near relatives survive."

Additional Story/Information

Miss Luebker was born in May, as evidenced in the following story in the Goldendale Sentinel on May 23, 1918, page six column 2:

"Don't know whether Hoover will be pleased or not, but Uncle Sam ought to be gratified over the arrival of a new soldier at the home of the editor last Saturday morning, that tips the beam at eight pounds. So far his rations seem to be of more importance than his uniform. Mrs. Bath and the little fellow are doing nicely, and Nurse Lubker says the young man arrived just in time for her birthday party, which occurred Tuesday this week."

In the Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 (on, there is a "Marie Lubker" who emigrated from Hamburg, Germany on the 4th of May 1884 on the Ship Hammonia and landed at the Port of New York. She was born about 1858. It is unknown if this is "this" Marie Lubker; however, the dates are in keeping with other records.