Mrs. Malinda J. Wigle died in Mabton, Dec. 29, 1916, aged 86 years, 2 months and 13 days. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church Sunday, and burial was in Mabton cemetery. Mrs. Wigle was a native of Illinois, residing there until her marriage to Thomas Grewell, and moved to Corydon, Iowa. In 1863 she, with her husband and family, started across the plains. When in Wyoming, her husband was taken ill and died at Independence Rock, Wyo. With her children she resumed her journey westward, arriving at Vancouver, Wash. the same year.
Two years later she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Wigle, and to this union was born one child, Elizabeth Belle Little of Mabton, with whom she spent her last days. In 1902 she was again left a widow.
She was one of the earliest pioneers of Kittitas Valley, going to that place in 1873. She was a devoted Christian, converted at an early age and uniting with the M. E. Church. [Listed as Wagle in the obit]
The Mabton Chronicle, January 4, 1917
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman