LEE MISSION CEMETERY BURIALS
Compiled 1996 by Stephenie Flora, Sherrill Hochspeier
and Jean Custer
Updates are made on a continuous basis by Stephenie Flora
1) A single rose beside a burial listing indicates an unmarked grave. If you find that your family member is unmarked and you wish to place a marker, please contact the Lee Mission Cemetery Board to discuss your options and to notify them of your intent.
2) A box with an "R" in it preceding a burial listing indicates a reserved plot
3) The number to the right of the death date is the burial plot number and can be used in the plot search option to find out who is buried in adjoining plots. An N/A in the plot location indicates that although the individual is known to have been buried in the cemetery, the exact location is not known at this time. All additions and corrections are appreciated and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burial Listing for surnames beginning with - W -
d. 15 Sep 1899 OLD 117-05
"Waddell--In this city at the Salem hospital at 7 a.m., Friday, September 15, 1899, John Waddell, aged 58 years, death resulting from a cancer.
The deceased was a native of Ireland and was a bachelor, residing for many years on a farm south of this city. He has no relatives in this country, excepting a sister who resides in New York and who has been notified of his death.
The remains will be taken from Rigdon's undertaking parlors at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon and escorted to Lee Mission cemetery, where brief funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Parsons, of the First Methodist church of this city, after which burial will take place." OS Sep 16, 1899 8:2
b. 09 Jul 1826
d. 27 Apr 1883 OLD 199-01
Asleep in Jesus from thee thy kindred and their graves may be
But there is still a blessed sleep.
"Wadsworth--Elisha Wadsworth was born in the year 1826 in Saratoga Co., New York, and died at Salem, Oregon, April 28th, 1883, aged 56 years, 9 months and 18 days.
In early boyhood he was converted by the Holy Spirit--realizing that through Jesus Christ he had obtained remission of sin and the renewal of his heart. Through all his life he bore the conscious witness that he was saved from sin. His home from conver-sion until death was with the Metho-dist Episcopal Church. From 1837 to 1853 he lived in Allegan Co., Michi-gan. He then came to Oregon and settled near Monroe, where he lived until two years ago when he moved to Salem.
Bro. Wadsworth was man of great usefulness in the church. Nearly all his life he was an official member and was one of that noble band of stewards that made Monroe charge one of the choicest fields in the Oregon Con-ference for so many years. His disease was consumption with which he battled long and hard. His life was consistent. His end was peaceful. His sorrowing family have the blessed consolation of a reunion." PCA May 17, 1883 4:3
d. 24 Jan 1891 N/A
"At home in North Salem, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1891, of dropsy, Granville Wagner, in his 28th year.
Deceased was the son of the late A.F. Wagner, and his mother Mrs. E.S. Wagner and brother, Irvin Wagner, live to mourn his death. He had been ill but a few hours. Friday afternoon he was at work as usual and in the night was taken seriously ill. The ailment went to his brain and he was unconcious during all of yesterday.
In him Salem Engine company No. 3 loses one of its charter members and hard workers. It was his request that in case of death the firemen should conduct his funeral, and to fulfill that wish the firemen of the city are requested to attend the funeral in a body, accompanying the remains from the residence at 2 p.m. today to Lee Mission cemetery, where services will be conducted." OS Jan 25, 1891 8:2
WAGNER, William Gibson
b. 02 Feb 1850
d. 22 Apr 1933 D-02-04-05
"William Gibson Wagner at the residence, 1690 North Cottage street, April 22, at the age of 83 years. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Bell Williams, Salem; brother, James Wagner of Herrick, Ill.; two sisters, Elizabeth Meredith of Mohawk, Village, Ohio, and Mrs. Louisa Harrison of Utica, Ohio, and a granddaughter, Velora Venita Williams of Salem. Fun-eral services will be held from the chapel of Clough-Barrick company Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Interment Jason Lee cemetery, Rev. H.G. Humphreys officiating." OS Apr 25, 1933 5:2
WAGONER, Earl W.
d. 05 Oct 1892 N/A
"Wagoner--At the home of S.S. Martin, corner 17th and Mill streets, Wednesday morning at 7:10, October 5, 1892, Earl W., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mat Wagoner." OS Oct 6, 1892 Burial in Lee Mission per Funerals Held at W.T. Rigdon, Pioneer Morticians, Salem, Marion Co, OR For The Years 1892-1905; not listed on Record of Interment; may not be located here
WALCK, Edith Genevieve
b. 13 Sep 1915
d. 03 Oct 1917 D-24-03-01
"Walck--At the family home 496 North Seventeenth street, Wednesday night, Edith Genevieve Walck, 2 years old. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Walck. The body of the little one was taken to the Rigdon undertaking establishment, and funeral arrangements will be made later." OS Oct 4, 1917 5:3
WALDESPEL, George E.
b. 20 Mar 1892
d. 18 Dec 1913 A-40-03-05
"At the family residence, 1176 North Twelfth street, Salem, Thursday, December 18, 1913, George Waldispel, aged 21 years.
Deceased leaves, besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waldispel, two brothers and two sisters, Mark, Carl, Lena and Ruth, all of this city. The funeral will be held from the resi-dence Saturday, December 20 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Mr. Maag of the German M.E. church will officiate. The burial will take place in Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Dec 19, 1913 4:3 s/o Michael & Rosina (Muhlerman) Waldespel per D/C #4395
b. 23 Feb 1863
d. 07 Dec 1957 A-40-03-06
"Death Takes Salem Man--Michael Waldespel, 1020 Garnet St. SE, died Saturday at his home at the age of 94. He was a Salem resident about 50 years.
Waldespel was born in Switzerland on Feb. 23, 1863. He was a member of German Methodist Church.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Rosina Waldespel, Salem; two sons, Mark Waldespel, Portland, and Carl Waldespel, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Lena John, Oregon City, and Mrs. Ruth Jahn, Portland; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Howell-Edwards Chapel, the Rev. M.C. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Dec 8, 1957 5:4
d. 12 May 1966 A-40-03-07
"Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Howell-Edwards Funeral Home, 545 Capitol St. NE, for Rosina R. Waldespel, 97, who died Thursday in a Portland nursing home. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.
Mrs. Waldespel, a native of Bern, Switzerland, was a member of the First Free Methodist Church in Salem.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Wald, Lake Oswego, and Carl Wald, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth John Jahn, Portland and Mrs. Lena John, Oregon City; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren." CJ May 13, 1966 15:4
d. 10 Aug 1924 OLD 102-10
Baby Walker per burial Aug 30, 1924 by Webb & Clough per Record of Interment #993; some records say Baby Walter
WALKER, Joseph Selmon Hilton
b. 25 Nov 1851
d. 20 Oct 1918 D-22-04-03
"Joseph Selmon Hilton Walker was born Nov. 25, 1851, in Claybourne county, Tenn.
While still a small boy he moved with his parents, Henry and Lucinda Walker to Union county, Tenn., locating at what afterwards became known as Walkers Ford, Tenn., where he resided until manhood.
On Jan. 11, 1872, he was married to Miss Sarah Malinda Bellamy, daughter of John D. Bellamy of Claybourne county, Tenn.
To this union were born 10 children two having died in early childhood. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife and eight children--Mrs. Sarah Malinda Walker of Salem, Or., D.S.R. Walker of Eugene, Or., J.A. Walker of Roseburg, Or., Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Salem, Or., Mrs. Iona Perrine of Salem, Or., Mrs. Lennie Parks of Mulkeytown, Ill., Mrs. Olive Hogan of Redmond, Or., Mrs. Leta Monson of Salem, Or., and Paul R. Walker of Portland, Or. Also a sister, Mrs. J.H. Walker and two brothers, James A. Walker and Elbert Walker of Harlin, Kentucky.
Besides the immediate family there are 29 grand children, four great grandchildren, and many friends and ac........article incomplete...
Mr. Walker was converted at Fords camp grounds in Union county, Tenn., when quite young and became a member of the Methodist church. He was licensed as a local preacher or exhorter in the Methodist church at about the age of 19 years, and has always remained a faithful and devoted Christian worker.
In the fall of 1875 with his wife and 2 children, he moved to Davis county, Kentucky, where he remained for about two years then moving with his wife and three children to Franklin county, Ill., where he resided until 1904, with the exception of one year spent in Marshfield, Mo.
In the spring of 1904 together with his wife and three unmarried children, he moved to Salem, Or., accompanied by his brother-in-law, D.F. Harrison and family, where he resided until the time of his death, Oct. 20, 1918.
He was loved and honored by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his many relatives, friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased on the Garden road at 11 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 22, 1918.
The services were conducted by Rev. R.N. Avison of the First M.E. church of Salem, and interment was the the Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Oct 24, 1918 2:1-2 s/o Henry & Lucinda (Overton) Walker per D/C #569
WALKER, Myrtle Anna
b. 14 Aug 1890
d. 02 Mar 1911 D-24-01-07
dau of W.W. & Sarah Walker
"Walker--At the home of her parents, 308 North Twenty-fourth street, Salem, Oregon, March 2, 1911, at 8:20 p.m., Miss Myrtle Walker, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Walker, aged 20 years, six months and 16 days.
The funeral will be conducted from the Rigdon undertaking parlors Saturday at 2 p.m.; services will be conducted by Rev. P.S. Knight. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery.
Besides her parents, she leaves three sisters and two brothers to mourn her departure: Mrs. W.H. Clarke, Mrs. R.N. Goode and Mrs. E.J. Sperry and Newton and Dayton Walker." DOS Mar 4, 1911 6:3-4
WALKER, Myrtle Elvy
b. 05 Jul 1885
d. 21 Jun 1955 D-24-04-02
on marker w/W. Newton Walker
"Mrs. Walker Dies, Services Set Thursday--Mrs. Myrtle Elvin Walker, 69, died unexpectedly at her home at 240 N. 14th St. Tuesday morning. She had lived in Salem since 1905.
Mrs. Walker was born in Pineville, Mo., on July 5, 1885. She once worked with her brothers in the operation of the J.L. Busick and Sons grocery store here and belonged to Rebekah Lodge and Amaranth Order.
Survivors include son, Glenn Walker, Salem; brothers W.J., A.J. and H.T. Busick, all of Salem, and C.D. Busick, Forest Grove.
Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the W.T. Rigdon Co. chapel. Interment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Greene will preside." OS Jun 22, 1955 2:8:1
WALKER, Ruth Evylyn
b. 25 Dec 1906
d. 02 Sep 1909 D-24-04-03
dau of Newton & Myrtle Walker - Our loved one
"Little Ruth, daughter of Newton and Myrtle Walker, was born Dec. 25, 1906, died Sept. 2, 1909, buried Sept 4, in Lee Mission cemetery, Salem, Oregon.
During her brief stay on earth she won all our hearts by her sweet, loving, patient ways. She loved us all and we in return worshiped her, and now we have the sweet consolation of knowing that she is where tears never fall, sighs are never heard, hoping that when we, too, have crossed the river, we can meet her there." (followed by poem written by aunt) WOS Sep 10, 1909
b. 13 Feb 1851
d. 04 Jul 1940 D-24-01-05
"At the residence, 308 North 24th street, Thursday, July 4, Sarah Walker, aged 89 years. Mother of Mrs. W.H. Clark, Mrs. H.N. Goode, Mrs. Earl J. Sperry and D.C. Walker, all of Salem; sister of W.T. Tuck of Groves, Okla., and Mrs. Susan Reddick of Rogers, Ark. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the W.T. Rigdon company, Monday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. Concluding services Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jul 6, 1940 5:1 d/o William & Sarah (Armstrong) Tuck; w/o W.W. Walker per D/C #603
WALKER, Sarah D.
d. 28 Feb 1910 D-14-04-02
Mother - Gone but not forgotten
"Walker--At Fruitland, near Salem, Oregon, Monday, February 28, 1910 Mrs. Sarah Walker, aged 82 years and 10 months.
The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Wednesday, March 2, from the home. Interment will be made at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Mar 2, 1910 5:5
WALKER, Sarah M.
d. 08 May 1932 D-22-04-02
"Late of route 1, box 315, Polk county, Sarah M. Walker, mother of D.S.R. Walker, Seattle, J.A. of Pomona, Cal., Mrs. Olive Hogan, Redmond, Ore.; Mrs. Leta Munson, Salem, Paul R. Walker, Roseburg; sister of J.W. Bellamy and Clora Bondshu, both of Salem, Callie Gillette of Cosmopolis, Wash., Corney McIntosh of Montesano, Wash., John G. Bellamy of Benton, Ill. Native of Virginia, aged 80 years 5 months 6 days. Friends are invited to the funeral services to be held Wednesday, May 11 at 3 p.m. from the Terwilliger Funeral home, 770 Chemeketa street. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 10, 1932 5:2
WALKER, W. Newton
b. 26 Dec 1871
d. 28 Jan 1916 D-24-01-08
on marker w/Myrtle Elvy Walker
"Donald Mayor Is Dead--Newton Walker Passes Away at the Salem Hospital--Newton Walker, mayor of Donald, Or., and secretary-treasurer of the Donald Nursery company, died yesterday morning at the Salem hospital. He was 44 years old.
He is survived by a wife and a five-year-old son. Also surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Walker and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. W.H. Clark of Salem, Mrs. H.N. Goode of Donald, Mrs. E.J. Sperry of Portland, and Dayton Walker.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the chapel of Rigdon & Richardson. Burial will be in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jan 29, 1916 1:3
WALKER, W. W.
b. 16 Mar 1849
d. 07 Mar 1934 D-24-01-06
"At the residence, 308 N. 24th St., Wednesday, March 7th, W.W. Walker, at the age of 84 years, husband of Sarah Walker; father of Mrs. W.H. Clark and D.C. Walker, both of Salem; Mrs. H.N. Goode of Donald, Oregon, Mrs. E.J. Sperry of Portland; grandfather of Glen Walker, Mrs. Zoa Hamman, Gladys Clark and Kenneth Clark, all of Salem, Warren Sperry of Portland, Mrs. Eileen Raz of Hillsdale and Henry Goode of Donald, Oregon. Mr. Walker, who passed away after a lingering illness of over one year, came to Salem 44 years ago and had lived in the same house for 43 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9th, at 1:30 p.m. from the Rigdon chapel with interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Mar 8, 1934 3:1 s/o William & Sarah (Hicks) Walker per D/C #177
WALL, Don Harvey
b. 05 Jul 1891
d. 08 Jul 1994 RA-41-09
on marker w/Mary Boyson Wall
"Death Notice--Wall, Don Harvey, 103, Salem, Steckly-Tracewell, Sweet Home." SJ Jul 10, 1994 4B:5
"Funerals Today--Wall, Don Harvey, 103, Salem, 2 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Fifth and Madison streets NE, Salem." SJ Jul 13, 1994 4B:1
WALL, Mary Boyson
b. 27 Aug 1891
d. Reserved RA-41-10
on marker w/Don Harvey Wall
d. 26 Nov 1916 D-03-04-01
"Wallace--At her late residence, 2576 Laurel street, Sunday, November 26, 1916, Mrs. Effie Wallace, 65 years old.
Besides a son, Charles Wallace, she is survived by five sisters, a brother, and twelve grandchildren.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of Webb & Clough, with Rev. G.F. Holt conducting the services. Burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Nov 28, 1916 5:3
WALLER, Alvin F. Rev.
b. May 1808
d. 26 Dec 1872 OLD 200
"Death of Father Waller--Rev. Alvin F. Waller of Salem, departed this life at his home, at 5 o'clock A.M., Thursday Dec. 26th, 1872, at the age of nearly sixty-five years, of heart disease. Father Waller was a man whose works were stamped upon the communities in which he lived, by a virtuous life, good deeds and a strong, selfreliant character. Few men among us, falling away from the living throng, could have left such a void in the community as does the death of this revered teacher, dear friend and valued neighbor. Salem mourns truly and deeply today the loss of one of her best and oldest citizens, and the church of which he was a member throughout the State bows in deep affliction under the blow which takes away a pioneer missionary, a zealot preacher, a faithful pastor, a safe counsellor, and true brother and friend.
Father Waller was born in Bergen, New York, in May 1808, of a staid, sterling and highly respected family. He entered the ministry while yet quite young, and was for many years a circuit preacher of the Genessee Conference, New York. Leaving that field of labor, under the promptings of a courageous spirit and strong desire to do some greater work for his Master than seemed possible in that region, he came to Oregon with the Missionary reinforcement which left New York city October 9th, 1839, in the ship Lausaune, and arrived in the Columbia River May 20, 1840. He was soon stationed at Oregon City as a missionary laborer among the Indians, where he remained three or four years. He was next stationed at the Dalles as missionary among the Wascopun Indians. They remained there till the breaking out of the Cayuse war, 1845. With others who escaped the fate of the Whitman family, he came to the Willamette valley. His family home has since that period been at Salem. For many years, however, he continued in the labors of a circuit rider and Presiding Elder of the Willamette District. He was among the foremost workers in the founding of the Willamette University, and for twelve or more years, ending with the beginning of his last sickness, he was one of the leading spirits and most indefatigable labors in the support and building up of that institution of learning. He had the satisfaction, before he died, of seeing it established on a sound and permanent basis. To him more than any other man belongs the credit of the erection of the magnificent structure in which the school is carried on. Without his indomitable courage and neverflagging perserverance, we doubt if the funds for its erection could have been raised in twice or thrice the time. He was acknowledged by all to be preeminently, the right man in the right place for such work. The building and the school stand as a monument to his memory, prouder and more enduring with this people, than the laurels of the conqueror of a hundred battle fields. His labors deserve that his name should be chiseled in a tablet to be set in the solid walls, to stay there while the building shall stand. Though occupying the relation for several years, in the M.E. Church, of a wornout minister, he was not exactly superannunated, because of his peculiar fitness and efficiency as Agent of the Willamette University. Father Waller, though he has died, still lives in the work he did." DOS Dec 27, 1872 3:1
WALLER, Charles Alvin
d. 10 Feb 1893 OLD 200
"At his home on East State street, at 1 p.m., Friday, February 10, 1893, Charles A. Waller, aged 27 years.
The death of deceased was caused by a severe strain of the abdominal muscles, which was received while repairing an electric light in the Willamette hotel on the 3d.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Waller, of this city, and grandson of the late Father Waller, and had a great many friends here. He was married about a year ago to Miss Madge Baldwin, of Salem, and she, together with his sister and four brothers and parents survive him. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Capital City Railway company, and he has for many years been a member of Tiger Engine Co.
The funeral will be conducted at the family home today at 2 p.m., and the remains will be interred in Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Feb 11, 1893 4:3
"C. Alvin Waller, whose mortal remains were laid to rest in the Waller vault, Lee Mission cemetery, on Saturday last, was one of the most exemplary young men of Salem.
I do not believe that anyone will be more missed than he; for he was always most kind and obliging to everybody. As a workman he was one that `needed not to be ashamed'. Whatever he did he did it well and to the best of his ability.
Everyone that employed him respected him for his patient perseverance and honest industry. Of him it may be truly said, "He did his best."
His last sickness, caused by a strain resulting from the slipping of a ladder, was borne most patiently, although he suffered intense agony.
Almost his last words were, `Nothing to fear,' in answer to a question of his mother's, words that give a great comfort to his sorrowing widow and bereaved mother.
Twenty-seven years of age spent amongst us all and above reproach. Scarcely a year married, yet a year that will long be remembered by his young wife as one of almost unbroken happiness.
She had but to wish, if Alley could gratify the wish it was done.
Everyone who visited them and their most intimate friends especially, felt when in their company, that they were a most loving united couple.
It does seem difficult to understand why one should be taken and the other left, but God knows the reason why! `He is too wise to err, and too good to be unkind.'
`His ways are not out ways; neither are His thoughts our thoughts.'
We can only bow our heads and try to learn to say, `Thy will, O God, be done.' One Who Knew Him." DOS Feb 15, 1893 4:3
WALLER, Frank L.
d. 1941 A-27-04-06
on marker w/Daisy & Freeman P. Phipps
WALLER, Laura L.
b. 19 Jul 1848
d. 28 Mar 1928 A-27-04-05
on marker w/Perry L. Waller
"Dies at her home near this city Wednesday, March 28, Mrs. Laura L. Waller, aged 79, mother of Frank L. Waller of Iowa, John L. Waller of Hermiston and Mrs. F.P. Phipps of Salem. Funeral services Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Rigdon mortuary." OS Mar 29, 1928 8:7 d/o Nancy (Brown) Frost; widow of John D. Waller per D/C #333
WALLER, Martin Orrin
d. 05 Oct 1941 OLD 200
"Fatal Fire Probe is Ordered--Death `Unusual', 1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Auto Mishap--Burned clothing and hair from the body of Orrin Waller, 57, discovered apparently burned to death near a sister's home in Turner, were sent Monday afternoon to the state crime laboratories at Portland, Coroner L.E. Barrick said.
State and county officers who had joined Barrick in his investigation concurred with him in the belief that death of the man, crippled in childhood by disease, was probably by accident. However, what Barrick termed `unusual circumstances' in the finding and condition of the body, led to further study.
Officers were told by a neighbor that he had seen Waller raking leaves at approximately 4:30 Sunday afternoon in the yard of his sister, Mrs. H.S. Bond, with whom he had made his home in recent years.
Shortly after 4:30, his brother A.F. Waller, also of Turner, called at the house but could not locate him, investigators were told.
At 9:30 a.m. Monday, A.F. Waller returned, and not finding his brother in the house, conducted a more thorough search. He found the body lying approximately halfway between the house and a pile of leaves raked together for burning. Clothing from the waist up was burned to ashes and first degree burns scarred face and the upper portion of the body, although leaves beneath it showed little sign of fire.
Reconstructing the incident, officers believe Waller may have gone to the house for matches and perhaps an oil-soaked rag with which to ignite the leaves. Because of his physical disability he walked with a shuffling gait, often falling, they had been told. That he stumbled and fell, setting fire to his clothing, and was unable to arise, they think a good theory. He neither smoked nor drank, they said.
Mrs. Bond is in Berkeley visiting a son. Surviving also is a brother, George C. Waller of Alameda, Calif." OS Oct 7, 1941 1:2 s/o Orrin A. & Mary (Chamberlain) Waller per D/C #857
WALLER, Mary Lucia
b. 09 Apr 1845
d. 07 Mar 1924 OLD 200
"Mary L. Waller died at her residence, 2055 north Church street, March 7 at the age of 79 years. Survived by her widower, O.A. Waller, one daughter, Mrs. H.S. Bond of Turner, four sons, Riley C. of Albany, Or., Arthur F. and Orrin M. of Salem, George C. of Alameda, Cal., five sisters, Mrs. C.B. Moores of Portland, Miss Ellen J. Chamberlin of Portland, Mrs. C.S. Weller of Salem and Mrs. George W. Belt of Spokane, Wash. There are also five grandchildren. Mrs. Waller was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has been a member of the Jason Lee church ever since it was organized. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. from Webb's funeral parlors. Rev. Mr. Acheson officiating. Private interment in the Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Mar 8, 1924 8:5 d/o Joseph & Olive (Warren) Chamberlain per D/C #202
WALLER, Orrin Atchinson
b. 09 Aug 1843
d. 05 May 1935 OLD 200
"Waller Services Scheduled Today--Believed Oldest Native of Oregon, 93; Gunsmith Here Many Years--Funeral services for Orrin Atchinson Waller, 93, who to the time of his death in a local hospital Sunday was believed the oldest native son of Oregon, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Clough-Barrick chapel with Rev. N.S. Hawk officiating. Interment will be in the family vault in Lee Mission cemetery.
`Atch' Waller, as O.A. Waller was familiarly known in days gone, was the son of Rev. Alvin F. Waller after whom Waller hall at Willamette university was named. Born at Oregon City August 9, 1843, he came to Salem when he was still a boy, and for the space of two generations was prominent in the life of the city.
He was a gunsmith by trade, considered a master in that callingat a time when the use of guns meant gaining the necessaries of life and the protection of it from actual and threatened Indian invasions. In his generation `Atch' Waller was one of the most popular residents of the capital city.
Mr. Waller January 19, 1856, married Mary L. Chamberlain, daughter of a pioneer Methodist missionary. She died March 7, 1924. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elepha Bond of Turner; three sons, Albert F. Waller of Salem, George C. Waller of Alameda, Calif. and Orrin Waller of Turner; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Rev. A.F. Waller came to the Oregon country with Rev. Jason Lee on the ship Lausanne and attained the prominence in spreading Methodism in the northwest. He erected at Oregon City the pioneer Methodist church building there, the first protestant church built west of the Rock mountains. The 1847 Oregon provisional government legislature convened in that church, as well as many other historic meetings of Oregon's early days.
Rev. Waller also supervised the building of Waller hall and was largely responsible for soliciting and collecting the funds to complete that historic structure at a time when upon its completion almost if not entirely depended the very life and continuity of the institution." OS May 7, 1935 1:7 & 2:5-6 s/o Rev. Alvin F. & Elepha (White) Waller per D/C #361
WALLER, Perry J.
d. 1917 A-27-04-06
on marker w/Laura L. Waller
WALLER, Riley Crawford
b. 23 Mar 1871
d. 16 Nov 1930 OLD 200
"Riley C. Waller Taken In Albany--Riley C. Waller, former resident of this city, and a resident of Albany for the past 30 years, died at the general hospital there Sunday, following a two weeks' illness which developed into pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held in Albany this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Fortmiller's funeral home, and entombment will be made in the Waller vault in Lee Mission cemetery in Salem. The Elks' Lodge of Albany will have charge of the services at the grave.
Surviving Mr. Waller are, a son, Carroll of Albany; a daughter, Mrs. Leland Castor and granddaughter, Carol Jean Castor of Albany; his father, O.A. Waller; a sister, Mrs. H.S. Bond of Turner, and three brothers, Orrin of Turner, George of Alameda, Cal., and Albert of Salem.
Mr. Waller was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America." OS Nov 18, 1930 2:2 s/o Orrin Atchison & Mary Lucia (Chamberlain) Waller; h/o Clara Waller per Linn Co D/C #270
WALRATH, Estella K.
b. 09 Dec 1899
d. 25 Mar 1986 RA-38-01
In loving memory
WALRATH, Infant Girl
d. 20 May 1954 C-43-05-09
Interment Record #1843 buried 20 May 1954
b. 13 Apr 1838
d. 04 Aug 1902 D-26-01-03
b. Germany; age 64; per record of interment #307
See: WALKER, Infant
WALTER, William P.
d. 11 Feb 1969 RA-38-06
"Longtime YMCA Worker, 83, Dies--William P. Walter, 83, 1270 18th St. NE, longtime YMCA worker, died Tuesday at a Salem nursing home.
His career with the YMCA began in the early 1920's when he served as Marion County YM secretary. During that time he also led Willamette University campus YMCA delegations to mid-Willamette Valley high schools for special entertainment programs and services.
He held county secretary posts in Eastern Oregon and Idaho YMCA's and became executive director of the Eugene YM in the 1930's.
He was executive director of Ashland YM and for two YMCA's in California before joining the Los Angeles YM as residence and counseling director. He later became executive director of that organization and gained recognition in the area for his counseling work with young men.
Following his retirement in 1951, he moved to Salem in 1958 and was active on committees and on membership and finance drives for the Salem YMCA. He filled in for general secretary Gus Moore while he was in Jerusalem during 1959-60.
Walter's activities extended into First Methodist Church, for which he had served as treasurer, trustee and board member. He also directed the building drive for the church's new wing in 1965.
Surviving are widow Elma, Salem, son Charles E., Milpitas, Calif.; step-son Charles H. Sawyer, Newberg; daughter Mrs. Lois Damaske, Salem; brother Horace, Arcata, Calif., sister Mrs. Alice Hurd, Seaside; seven step-grand-children and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Virgil T. Golden mortuary." OS Feb 12, 1969 28:1 w/photo
d. 09 Dec 1998 RA-34-12
d. Reserved RA-34-11
WALTON, George W.
d. 30 Aug 1928 C-40-02-02
Interment Record #1163
"At the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.D. Barton, at 1105 Leslie street, on August 30, George W. Walton. Children surviving are Dr. Ralph Walton, F.W. Walton, of Exeter, Calif., Miss Lulu Walton of Portland, Mrs. Lorena Sturgon of Corvallis and Mrs. Barton of Salem, Mrs. George W. Quick, Washington, D.C., H.H. Walton, and Paul Walton of Albany, N.Y. Funeral services Monday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m., at Rigdon's chapel with interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Sep 1, 1928 5:4
WALTON, Susan E. [McClelland]
d. 12 Mar 1924 C-40-02-01
Interment Record #958
"Walton--In Portland, Ore., March 12, Mrs. Susan E. Walton, at the age of 67 years. Wife of George W. Walton, mother of Mrs. George W. Quick of Screiber, Ontario; H.H. Walton, Huntington, Vermont; Miss Lulu R. Walton, Merrill, Ore., Dr. R.W. Walton, Cambridge, Mass.; Paul H. Walton, Syracuse, N.Y.; Mrs. R.D. Barton, Salem, Ore.; F.W. Walton, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. J.E. Sturgeon, Portland, Ore. Sister of Mrs. F.S. Barton, Salem, Ore.; Miss Lena C. McClelland, Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Mrs. G.D. Washburn, Florida. Announcement of funeral will be made later by the Rigdon mortuary." OS Mar 14, 1924 3:3
b. 13 Mar 1841
d. 15 Apr 1935 OLD 172-06
son of Julia and Thomas
"Gilmer Wanless, at a local hospital Monday, April 15, at the age of 93 years. Brother of Charles of Amity, and Alfred of Tacoma. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel. Burial at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Apr 18, 1935 5:1 b. VA; s/o Thomas & Ann (Brown) Wanless; residence of Marion Co. Poor Farm per D/C #318
WANLESS, Julia Ann Butcher
b. 10 Nov 1810
d. 12 Sep 1885 OLD 172-01
"In North Salem, on Saturday, September 12, 1885, Mrs. Julia Wanless, wife of Thomas Wanless, aged 75 years. Funeral today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. from residence, thence to Lee Mission cemetery.
Deceased had at the time of her death thirteen children living and two dead, fifty-two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Methodist church sixty-four years. Her last words were that the last days of her life were the brightest." WOS Sep 18, 1885 8:2 born Bath Co, VA; nearest relative: Brown Wanless per Interment Record #7
b. 19 Mar 1810
d. 05 Oct 1887 OLD 172-02
"In North Salem, Wednesday, October 5, 1887, at 9 p.m., Thos. Wanless, aged 77 years.
The funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. today (Friday) from the residence in North Salem to Lee Mission cemetery.
Mr. Wanless was born March 19, 1810. He was well known and highly respected." WOS Oct 14, 1887 8:2 b. Pocahontas Co., VA; nearest relative: Brown Wanless per Record of Interment #8
b. 17 Aug 1909
d. 17 Aug 1909 OLD 110-09
stillborn child of Harry A. & Arta Mae (Ricketts) Wann per D/C #2262
d. Reserved RA-24-10
d. Reserved RA-24-11
d. Reserved RA-24-08
d. Dec 2009 RA-24-12
d. Reserved RA-24-21
WARDEN, Paul Garrett
b. 23 Apr 1961
d. 24 Aug 1976 RA-24-09
Beloved son, brother and friend
"Services for Paul Warden, 15, who died Tuesday in a fire at his home, 1919 Kansas St. NE, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Virgil T. Golden mortuary. Interment will be in Jason Lee Cemetery.
He was a student at North Salem High School.
Survivors include parents Becki Michel and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Warden, sister Debbie DeVoursney, brothers Randy and Vic DeVoursney, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Templeton, Mrs. Berma Warden, and Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy Nelson, all of Salem.
The family suggests contributions for fire prevention in care of City of Salem finance department." OS Aug 25, 1976 7B:3
b. 23 Mar 1950 Salem, Oregon
d. 23 Mar 1950 Salem, Oregon C-43-02-07
Interment Record #1684
"Baby Girl Ware, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Ware, Salem. Also surviving are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Ware, Turner, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Welty, Salem. Private services will be held Friday, March 24, at the Lee Mission cemetery under direction of the V.T. Golden chapel." OS Mar 24, 1950 16:5
d. 1958 C-43-06-09
WARE, Infant Girl
b. Apr 1952
d. Apr 1952 C-43-03-16
Interment Record #1769
"Baby Ware, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ware of Aurora. Graveside services at Jason Lee Cemetery will be held Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. under the direction of the Virgil T. Golden Chapel." OS Apr 6, 1952 6:4
WARE, Eliza Ann Thornton
b. 19 Mar 1830
d. 16 Feb 1892 OLD 151-05
on marker w/Wm B. & Wm L. Ware
"At home on Ferry street, Salem, at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1892, from pneumonia, Mrs. E.A. Ware, aged 61 years and 11 months.
Deceased was the wife of W.B. Ware. The funeral will be conducted from the residence at 2 p.m. today. The burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Feb 17, 1892 4:4
WARE, William B.
b. 09 Feb 1826
d. 09 May 1906 OLD 151-06
on marker w/Eliza Ann & Wm. L. Ware
"Ware--At his home on Ferry street, Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, May 9, 1906, at 6 a.m., William Ware, aged 83 years of a complication of ailments attending old age.
The deceased's wife and only child, a son, preceded him to the grave many years ago. For a number of years Mr. Ware was employed in the furniture store conducted in this city by the late J.A. Rotan, but of late years he had retired from active business life. He was a member of the First Methodist church.
The funeral will be conducted from the first Methodist church this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. W.H. Selleck officiating. The interment will be in the family lot at Lee Mission cemetery." DOS May 10, 1906
WARE, William L.
b. 07 Sep 1858
d. 07 Sep 1881 OLD 151-04
on marker w/Wm B. & Eliza Ann Ware
WARREN, Emily (Bodkin)
d. 21 Sep 1947 A-23-01-03
on marker w/William J. Warren
"At Santa Cruz, Calif., Mrs. Emily Warren, widow of the late Rev. William Joseph Warren, at the age of 71 years. Survived by four sons, Albert Warren of Eugene, Edward Warren of Santa Cruz, Calif., Robert Wesley Warren of San Anselmo, Calif., and Fred W. Warren of San Leandro, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude E. Connelly of Seattle, and Mrs. Martha E. Burdette of Hillsboro, Ore.; a brother, J. Bodkin of Ireland; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren and five nephews. Services will be held Thursday, September 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the W.T. Rigdon chapel with Rev. James Warrell officiating. Interment in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Sep 22, 1947 13:8
See: Olive Chamberlin
WARREN, Rev. William Joseph
b. 15 Oct 1874
d. 18 Sep 1935 A-23-01-04
on marker w/Emily Warren
"Former Pastor in This Region Dies--Rev. William Joseph Warren of Garibaldi, 60, who had served Methodist pastorates in West Salem, Falls City and Stayton, died in a Tillamook hospital yesterday, according to word brought here by Rev. Thomas Acheson former pastor of Jason Lee Methodist church. Funeral services, at which Rev. Acheson will officiate, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Long Funeral home, Tillamook, followed by interment in Lee Mission cemetery, Salem, at 3 p.m.
Warren was born in Gorey, Ireland, October 15, 1874. Coming to the United States with his family in 1911, he entered the ministry and served as a missionary on the Klamath Indian reservation and as pastor of the Methodist churches in the following communities: Bonanza, Wilderville, Falls City, West Salem, Stayton, Yamhill, Nehalem, Lents church in Portland, Metzger, Tigard and Garibaldi.
Surviving are the widow, Emily Warren, and a son, Fred W. Warren, both of Garibaldi; and other children, Albert W. Warren of Twin Rocks, Edward J. Warren of Santa Cruz, Cal., Wesley R. Warren and Gertrude E. Warren of Portland, and Martha E. Warren of Salem." OS Sep 19, 1935 2:5
WASHBURN, Amanda Kuntz
See: KUNTZ, Amanda M.
WATSON, David C.
d. 1882 OLD 178-01
Although the marker is currently broken it was readable Jun 1969
WATSON, Harry D.
b. 06 May 1877
d. 03 Jan 1959 OLD 178-03
"Salem Native Harry Watson Dies at 81--Harry D. Watson, one of Salem's oldest natives, died Saturday in a Salem hospital following a recent stroke. Watson, late resident of 2960 Park Ave. NE, was 81 years old.
He was employed by Associated Oil Co., Salem, for 30 years. Most of that time he was a truck driver before retiring about 10 years ago.
Born on North Fifth Street on May 6, 1877, Watson first went to work as a motorman and conductor for Salem streetcars about 40 years ago.
He and Hulda Michaelis were married in Salem. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last March. She survives.
Watson was one of the first employes of Associated Oil Co. in Salem.
A long-time member of the Salem Elks Lodge, Watson was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors besides the widow are a son, Donald Watson; three grandchildren, Mrs. James Delaneter Jr, Mrs. Heather Watson, and David Watson, all of Salem.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clough-Barrick mortuary with Rev. T.M. Gebhard officiating. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Jan 4, 1959 5:2
d. 31 Mar 1895 OLD 136-09
"WAYMIRE--In Salem, on Mill and 17th streets, at 3 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 1895, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Waymire.
Interment was had yesterday afternoon in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Apr 2, 1895 4:5
d. 23 Aug 1891 REMOVED
"One evening last week we spent an hour in Lee Mission cemetery at Salem, and saw the graves of many prominent pioneers.........We looked among the burials of 1891 and there on a white wooden head board was the inscription J. Waymire, died, August 23, 1891. That and nothing more. What a train of recollections it will bring up to many pioneers." PCI Jun 2, 1893 3:1 John Waymire died 23 Aug 1891 while a patient in the state asylum and was buried in the asylum cemetery. On June 23, 1905 a petition was filed in Polk Co, State of Oregon, to have the body of John Waymire removed from its present place of burial and buried by the side of his deceased wife, Helen C. The petition also asked that the proceeds from the sale of the deceased's land be used to pay the expenses of reinterment and the erection of a monument. On September 12 & 15, 1905 the land was sold and finally John Waymire was removed to the Dallas Cemetery. On June 9, 1906 final settlement of the estate was give--Polk Co. Probate Records [John Waymire was removed to the Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Polk Co, Or to be buried next to his second wife Claracy. At the time of his reinterment his third wife, Helen, was still living.]
WEATHERILL, Annie May
d. 09 Sep 1938 A-40-03-03
on marker w/George Weatherill
"Silverton--Mrs. Annie Mae Woodward, 74, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hatfield, in Portland. Mrs. Woodward was born in the middle west. For 35 years she had lived in Marion county near Silverton. Her first husband was George Weatherill, who died 14 years ago. She was married in 1982 to J.B. Woodward, who died three years later. She was the mother of 12 children, 11 of whom are living. They are Mabel Hardman, Cora Vick, Cliff and Harry Weatherill, all of Alhambra, Cal., Robert Weatherill of Medical Lake, Wn., Raymond of Tacoma, George and Brooks Weatherill of Silverton, Pearl Hatfield of Portland, Mae Hongal of Vancouver, Wash; Celia Meek of Texas. Funeral announcements will be made later by Ekman Mortuary." CJ Sep 9, 1938 12:8
b. 23 Nov 1858
d. 01 Nov 1923 A-40-03-04
on marker w/Annie May Weatherill
"Weatherill--George Weatherill, at his residence, Falls City, Thursday, age 64 years, survived by his widow and eleven children, Mrs. Mabel Hardman of South Dakota, George of Salem, Mrs. May Shippard of Salem, Charles of Silverton, Roy of Salem, Mrs. Celia Gray of South Dakota, Mrs. Cora Vick of Salem, Harry of Iowa, Mrs. Pearl Craig of Salem, Clifford and Raymond of Falls City. Body at Webb's Funeral Parlors. Funeral announcements later." OS Nov 2, 1923 5:3
WEAVER, Grace Rev.
b. 04 Sep 1909 Philadelphia, PA
d. 12 Jul 2006 Marion Co, OR RA-22-01
s/o James Henry and Beulah Grace (Davis) Weaver
"Salem--Rev. Grace M. Weaver passed away on July 12 at the age of 96. She was born September 4, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to James and Beulah (Davis) Weaver.
Rev. Weaver was raised in New Jersey and later graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, receiving a Masters of Theology certificate in 1955.
In Ontario, Oregon, in 1956, Rev. Weaver was the first lady fully ordained to serve as a minister. She served churches in Emmett, Glenn's Ferry, Fruitland, Weiser, Aberdeen and Wilder, Idaho. She also served in Ketchikan, Alaska, Dufer, Tygh Valley and Huntington, Oregon. She retired in 1976 from the United Methodist Church after serving in American Falls, Idaho.
Rev. Weaver was a member of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by her many friends who were her family at the United Methodist Retirement Center, at Willson House and Jason Lee Manor.
Those who wish may contribute to The United Methodist Retirement Center, 1551 Center Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301. Memorial services with be Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 590 Elma Stree SE, Salem. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service." [Statesman Journal July 2006]
d. 09 Dec 1950 C-46-03-12
Interment Record #1742
"Leon C. Webb, late resident of 417 S. 17th st., at a local hospital December 9. Services will be held Tuesday, December 12, at 1:30 p.m. from the W.T. Rigdon chapel with interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Dec 11, 1950 12:5
b. 1839 Switzerland
d. 23 Nov 1923 Salem, Oregon C-22-01-03
on marker w/Sophie Weber
Interment Record #1010
"Weber--At the home, north Front street, Sunday evening, Nov. 23, John Weber, age 85 years, a native of Switzerland, husband of Sophia Weber, father of Mrs. W.H. Loose. Funeral services will be held from the Rigdon mortuary Tuesday, Nov. 25th, at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Glad Tidings Mission, interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS Nov 25, 1924 5:3
d. 13 Mar 1938 C-22-01-02
on marker w/John Weber
Interment Record #1407
"At the residence, 2495 North Front street, March 13, Sophie Webber, aged 81 years. Mother of Mrs. W.H. Loose of Stayton; grandmother of Cecil W. and Victor E. Loose of Portland; sister of Emil Gobalet of Missoula, Mont., Mrs. Janette Hintermann of Redwood City, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Embree of Oregon City. Funeral services will take place from the W. T. Rigdon company chapel Wednesday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. Committal services Lee Mission cemetery. Rev. Roy Ferguson and Rev. Harry Morris will officiate." OS Mar 15, 1938 5:2
WEDEL, Benjamin F.
d. 13 Apr 1957 C-20-01-07
"At a local hospital April 15, at the age of 61 years. Late resident of 4809 Delight St., Salem. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary C. Wedel, Salem, sons, Paul J. Wedel, Salem and Frank A. Wedel, Eugene; brother, Frank F. Wedel, Salem; grandchildren, Terrie Jean Wedel and James Arthur Wedel, both Salem, Randy Joseph Wedel, Janice Lynn Wedel, both Eugene. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Services will be held Friday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Clough-Barrick Funeral Home. Interment, Lee Mission Cemetery, Rev. Robert Goertz will officiate." OS Apr 19, 1957 IV:36:6
WEDEL, E. Paul
b. 04 Mar 1913
d. 13 Jun 1995 C-20-01-02
WEDEL, Frank B.
d. 01 May 1961 C-20-01-01
"Frank Wedel, Former Hospital Leader, Dies--Frank F. Wedel, 77, former administrator of Salem Memorial Hospital and closely linked with that institution's growth, died unexpectedly Monday at his ranch southeast of Salem on Pringle Road.
Apparently the victim of a heart attack, he was found dead in his parked car by a son, Irwin F. Wedel, present Salem Memorial administrator. The elder Wedel reportedly had been rounding up some loose cattle on his place shortly before.
Deaconess Hospital, the forerunner of Salem Memorial, was founded in 1916 by Frank B. Wedel, father of Frank F. The son came here in 1918 and became associated with the father in the hospital operation.
Retired in 1948--Upon the death of the father in 1931, Frank F. Wedel assumed the position of administrator. He continued that post until retirement in 1948.
During his hospital career, Wedel was active in the Oregon Association of Hospitals. He was a leader in affairs of First Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a member of the Gideons and Salem Christian Businessmen's Association.
Wedel was a charter member of the board of directors of Salem Academy and also was on the board of Union Gospel Mission.
Born in Kansas--He was born in Newton, Kan. He and his wife, Elizabeth, observed their 50th wedding anniversary last Jan. 25 and she survives. The home is Salem is at 3243 12th St. SE.
Surviving besides the widow and son, Irwin, are two other sons, Dr. E. Paul Wedel, Salem and Harold W. Wedel, Army in Japan; adopted son, Milton Kroeker, in California; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Howell-Edwards Mortuary." OS May 2, 1961 I:2:5-6 w/photo
WEDEL, Frank B.
b. 04 Apr 1858
d. 09 Nov 1931 C-20-01-01
Resting in him
"Hospital Leader Called By Death--Following an illness of several weeks, F.B. Wedel, who was one of the incorporators and president of the board of trustees of the Deaconess hospital, died November 9 at 7:30 a.m. at this hospital, where he had been confined by the malady from which he was suffering.
Surviving him is his widow, Lavina Wedel, who was formerly Lavina Gerber, at their home on Oak street; his children, B.F. Wedel of Lebanon, F.F. Wedel of Salem and Mrs. P.J. Schrag, Soap Lake, Wash.; a brother, B.B. Wedel, and a sister, Mrs. J.P. Schmidt, and 12 grandchildren.
Mr. Wedel came of Holland-Dutch parents, who went from Holland to southern Russia on the promise of religious freedom. Here Mr. Wedel was born, April 4, 1858. He came to America at the age of 17, and at once entered upon an active and much varied life. During his life he engaged in farming, teaching, merchandising, organizing an insurance company and later became an editor. He was active at Goessel, Kan., American Falls, Idaho, and Salem in organizing and maintaining hospitals. Since December 3, 1916, he had served the public continuously with his work at the Deaconess hospital. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite church. Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Rigdon & Son." OS Nov 10, 1931 5:3-4
WEDEL, Irwin F.
b. 11 Sep 1916
d. 22 Dec 1985 N/A
"Wedel, former hospital chief, dies --Irwin F. Wedel, 69, whose career with Salem hospitals spanned more than 40 years, died Sunday at Salem Hospital Memorial Unit.
Wedel retired in June 1979 as executive director of Salem Hospital.
He began his career in 1937 in the laundry room of the old Salem Deaconess Hospital and worked all of the hospital's departments.
His grandfather, F.B. Wedel, helped found the hospital and was its first administrator when it opened with 12 beds in 1916.
Wedel's father, F.F. Wedel, was administrator from 1937 to 1940.
Wedel, who attended Salem public schools and earned his bachelor's degree from Willamette University in 1940, extended his interest in problems involving health protection and care of the sick to participation in a variety of service groups.
He was elected president of the 11-state Association of Western Hospitals in 1966.
He served as president of the Oregon Association of Hospitals in 1954-55 and was chairman of the State Board of Health's advisory council on hospitals and the governor's advisory committee on hospital licensing.
In 1975, he was appointed to an advisory panel to a Congressional committee studying national health insurance.
Among his community activities was serving as president of the United Good Neighbors, predecessor to the United Way.
His services are pending at Rigdon-Ransom mortuary." SJ Dec 23, 1985 1A:1-4
WEDEL, Maria M. Sister
b. 10 Mar 1881
d. 08 Dec 1928 C-20-01-08
Waiting for her master to come
"Long Illness Is Closed By Death of Sister Marie--Sister Marie Wedel, head deaconess of the Deaconess hospital in Salem, died at 10:45 o'clock Saturday night, after a lingering illness. She would have celebrated her 48th birthday on March 10.
She was born at Newton, Kansas, and came to Salem 13 years ago in October. Immediately she went to work preparing for the opening of the hospital, here, in the old building. Soon work began on the erection of the new building.
Sister Marie was head deaconess of the hospital of the Mennonites at American Falls, Idaho, before coming to Salem, and had occupied the same position in the hospital of that church at Beatrice, Nebraska, before going to Idaho. Funeral arrangements will be announced later." OS Dec 9, 1928 1:3 d/o Frank B. & Eva (Nickel) Wedel per D/C #840
WEEMS, Carol B.
b. 28 Mar 1927
d. 19 Nov 1991 A-28-01-03
on marker w/Herman G. & Clara J.L Herrmann
"Amherst, Mass.--Carol B. Weems, 64, formerly of Salem, died Tuesday.
She was born in White Bluffs, Wash., and had lived in Salem for 45 years before moving to Massachusetts.
Her husband, Charles C. Weems Sr., preceded her in death.
She attended Newberg High School and Willamette University and had worked at the State Bureau of Identification and the Statesman Journal in Salem.
She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Dabblers craft group.
Survivors include her son, Charles Jr. of Amherst; and one grandchild.
Memorial services will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Road SE, Salem. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the church or to the Hospice of Hampshire County, 7 Denniston St., Northampton, Mass. Local arrangements are by Rigdon-Ransom mortuary." SJ Nov 23, 1991
WEIDER, F. R.
b. 28 Jan 1839
d. 23 May 1904 OLD 111-06
male; born Ireland; m'd; died Polk Co., OR per Polk Co. D/C #1682
d. 24 Feb 1930 Salem, OR A-23-04-02
RI #1219 Adam Weiss, age 68, died 24 Feb 1930 of hypertension hypertrophy, buried 26 Feb 1930 in Block 23 Sec A Lot 4 Grave 2, 2 spaces purchased by widow, residence Salem
"Adam Weiss, 68, died February 24, at the home 1615 D street. Survived by widow, Mrs. Catherine Weiss. Funeral services Wednesday at 10 o'clock at the Rigdon mortuary, Rev. W. Earl Cochran officiating. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS Feb 25, 1930 5:5
d. 07 Aug 1959 A-23-04-01
w/o Adam Weiss
"In this city August 7th. Late resident of 2360 Greer St. NE, Salem, at the age of 84 years. Services will be Monday, August 10th, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Concluding services at Lee Mission Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary Sunday, August 9th at 8 p.m. in Chapel of W.T. Rigdon Co." OS Aug 9, 1959 5:2
b. 04 Sep 1896 Portland, Oregon
d. 02 Oct 1918 Salem, Oregon C-47-03-07
D/C #471 Wilhelm Weiss, single; s/o Wilhelm Weiss; born Portland, OR.; died fromorganic heart disease at Feeble Minded Institution
Record of Interment #758
WEIZEL, Freda Martha
b. 13 Jun 1917
d. 16 Mar 1924 OLD 100-05
aged 6y9m - Rest in peace
"First Death in Year From Diphtheria--The first death to occur in or near Salem from diphtheria for more than a year, was in the passing last evening, Sunday, of Freda Martha Weizel, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weizel, who live about a mile south of the city. The child was taken ill on last Monday but it was thought that she was suffering only with a sore throat. It was not until Sunday morning that the seriousness of her condition was realized.
Owing to the cause of the death, the services will be private. They will be held tomorrow under the direction of the Rigdon mortuary." CJ Mar 17, 1924 5:4 d/o Jacob & Margaret (Kister) Weizel per D/C #224
b. 13 Jan 1862
d. 20 Aug 1945 D-08-03-03
on marker w/Noah Welch
"Funeral Service On Thursday For Mrs. Welch--Funeral services for Mrs. Alverda Welch, 83, who died at her home on North Liberty street Monday, will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Clough-Barrick chapel.
Mrs. Welch, widow of the late Noah Welch and a resident of this community for the past 55 years, is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Edith Fuller, Mrs. Etta Melson, Mrs. Mae Stark, all of Salem, and Mrs. Alice Marston and Mrs. Mildred Dawson of Portland, and one son, Maurice Welch of Salem.
Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. One grandson, S. Sgt. Norman Fuller, was killed in France last year.
The Rev. J.C. Harrison will offici-ate at the services which will be followed by interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Aug 22, 1945 5:7-8 b. MO; d/o Duleny & Rebecca (Gilmore) Hare; w/o Noah Welch per D/C #5307
WELCH, Beatrice K.
b. 22 Feb 1914
d. 29 Mar 1989 RA-17-11
"Beatrice K. Welch, 75, of Salem died Wednesday in Salem.
She was born in Gower, Mo., and had lived in Berkeley, Calif., where she was a pharmacy assistant for many years. She retired in 1974. She was a member of the California Retail and Clerk's Union. She came to Salem in 1979.
There are no known survivors.
Graveside services will begin at 3:30 p.m. today in Lee Mission Cemetery. Barrick mortuary is handling arrangements." SJ Mar 31, 1989 2C:1
WELCH, Earl Howard
d. 13 Mar 1911 Vancouver, Washington C-41-03-01
Interment Record #517 Earl H. Welch, age 21
"Funeral Today--The remains of Earl Howard Welch, who died at Vancouver, Wash., March 13, arrived in Salem yesterday and are at the Lehman & Clough parlors. The funeral will take place today at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, with interment in Lee Mission cemetery. Death was the result of pneumonia and deceased was 18 years of age and was the son of L.L. Welch of this city." DOS Mar 15, 1911 5:3
d. 12 Jun 1895 N/A
"Sad Case of Poisoning--Walter Churchill and Ethel Welch, Aged 4 Years, Drink Atropine and Ethel Dies--Englewood residents were thrown into great excitement night before last by the accidental poisoning of two children--a son of E.C. Churchill and a daughter of Thomas P. Welch--and the excitement has been since transformed into sorrow by the death of the latter.
Some small children of Welch's, some of Churchill's and some others of the neighborhood were playing in Churchill's basement and with childish curiosity began exploring places and things supposed to be out of their way. A 6-year-old Churchill boy found on top of a safe a box in which were stowed away a lot of bottles, among which was one whose existence was not even suspected by the family at this time. It was a bottle of eye medicine obtained by Mr. Churchill two or three years ago, the active ingredient of which was atropine, a deadly poison. After developments showed that two of the little ones drank some of this stuff.
Mrs. Churchill was notified that Ethel Welch, aged 4 years last April, had drank something out of one of the bottles and was not feeling well. She went to the child and having knowledge of the action of the medicine, the little one's appearance at once told her of the danger. The dilated pupil of the eye, the vacant stare and other symptoms indicated the atropine, so she at once took Ethel home, reporting the dread state of affairs to the mother, and quickly as possible a doctor was procured.
Walter Churchill, also aged 4 years, accompanied his mother to Welch's and in a short time he also complained of not feeling well, but the mother thought there was nothing serious, so she sent him home and remained at Welch's. After a little while word came to her to hurry home, that Walter was suffering the same as little Ethel. The physician who had arrived, exercised his best skill, passing from one house to the other and administer-ing such antidotes as science suggests in such cases, but in the little girl's case his efforts were without avail and Ethel Welch's spirit departed at 4:30 yesterday morning, having suffered terribly during the several hours.
The Churchill household also experienced a terrible night. The boy went through the several delirious stages incident to atropine effects during the whole night until about 5 o'clock in the morning, when he dropped to sleep and continued to slumber until 10 o'clock in the forenoon, when he awoke entirely rational and has so continued, no evil effects being apparent. It is thought perhaps the little girl took more of the deadly stuff than the boy, while the latter was also stouter and capable of stronger resistence to the drug.
Mr. and Mrs. Churchill are deeply grieved over calamity, but Mr. and Mrs. Welch attach no blame to them whatever. Some time ago Mr. Churchill gathered and destroyed all bottles of dangerous medicine, and this one being unlabeled escaped their notice.
Ethel Welch was buried at Lee Mission cemetery last evening at 5 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Bowerman of the Free Methodist church officiating."
OS Jun 13, 1895 4:3
b. 25 Feb 1896
d. 15 Mar 1896 D-08-02-03
dau of N. & A. Welch
"Welch--At the home of her parents, Noah and Alverda Welch, on Asylum avenue, in this city, on Sunday morning, March 15, 1896, at an early hour, Eva Welch, aged 19 days.
The funeral was held late in the afternoon of the same day." DOS Mar 17, 1896 5:6
WELCH, Frank G.
d. 02 May 1915 D-08-02-02
"Frank J. Welsh of Salem Meets Death Sunday on R.R. Track in Portland--Frank J. Welsh, a well known Salem nurseryman and former student of the Oregon Agriculture college, was run over by a freight train in Portland early Sunday morning and killed. He is the son of Noah Welsh, a former principal of the Yew Park school, who resides at Eastwood farm on the asylum road.
Mr. Welsh had been visiting friends in Portland for the past week at the home of Dr. William House, 794 Quimby street. Desiring to spend Sunday in Salem with his parents, he started to take an early morning train for home. At 2 a.m. as he was crossing the United Railways yards at Twelfth and Overton streets, he jumped from the tracks of an approaching train and was run down by an engine which was backing up. Friends and relatives were notified in Salem and a brother, Maurice Welch, a brother-in-law, Roy Melson, and Fred Mengis went to Portland immediately. The body was brought back to Salem at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Mr. Welsh, who was 22 years old was popular among his friends in Salem where he was born and raised. He was unmarried. He was graduated from the Salem high school in 1911 and attended the O.A.C. until two years ago when he entered the nursery business, the State nursery, Commercial and Ferry streets, with his only brother, Maurice. The father owns extensive prune and fruit orchards near town.
Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Welsh and the following brothers and sisters: Maurice Welch, Mrs. Roy Melson, Mrs. Chas. Fuller and Misses May Welch, Alice Welch and Mildred Welch, all of this city.
The funeral services were held yesterday at 3:30 p.m. from the family home at Eastwood farm in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Dr. Richard Avison preached the funeral sermon and Miss Ruth Fields sang favorite hymns. Interment was in the family plot at Lee Mission cemetery, under direction of the Terwilliger Undertaking company. The following friends of the deceased acted as pallbearers: Fred Mangis, Charles Eyre, Elmer Mangis, Willis Vincent, Carl Veatch and Benjamin Perlich." OS May 4, 1915 6:3-4
WELCH, John R.
b. 1805 KY
d. 18 May 1891 OLD 120-08
Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er
On the border land we left them
So to meet and part no more
"At the home of his son in Englewood addition, at 6:10 p.m., Monday, May 18, 1891, John R. Welch, in his 86th year.
The deceased was born in the state of Kentucky in 1805, and at the age of 21 was united in wedlock with Matilda Lowry; she preceded him in death in 1880 her remains now resting in the cemetery in Butler, Mo. Five sons and one daughter are left to mourn the loss of a kind father being Wm., residing in Englewood, near this city; Isaiah, of Kansas; (now visiting here); Stratton, in Missouri; James, in Colorado; John in Kansas; and a daughter Cecelia in Missouri. He also leaves thirty great grand and twenty-five grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the residence of W. T. Welch, at 3 p.m., today and the burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 22, 1891 5:4
WELCH, John S.
d. 1908 OLD 120-01
WELCH, Lewis W.
d. 10 May 1899 D-08-02-04
"Welch--At the family home near the State insane asylum building, May 10, 1899, Louis, the 16-year-old son of Noah Welch, of pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2 o'clock yesterday after-noon by Rev. John Parsons, of the First Methodist church, and the remains were given burial in Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 12, 1899 8:4
WELCH, Nancy A.
b. 25 Sep 1830
d. 17 Jun 1902 OLD 120-06
wife of W.T. Welch
He giveth his beloved sleep
"Welch--At the family home in Englewood addition, Salem, Oregon, Tuesday, June 17, 1902, Mrs. Nancy A. Welch, aged 71 years, 9 months and 22 days, of infirmities attending old age.
The funeral services will be held at the residence, Wednesday, June 18th, at 10 o'clock a.m., and interment will be had in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jun 18, 1902 6:1
d. 13 Sep 1938 D-08-03-02
on marker w/Alverda Welch
"Noah Welch, at the residence on route 6 at the age of 83 years; survived by wife Alberta, five daugh-ters Mrs. Charles Fuller, route 6; Mrs. Roy Melson; Mae Welch; Mrs. C.T. Marston, Portland; Trent Dawson, Eugene; one son M.W. Welch of Salem, several brothers and sisters in Oklahoma; a niece, Mrs. C.W. Nist of Salem; six grandchildren, Norman Fuller, June Welch, Lewis, Ruth, Evelyn and Dave Melson, all of Salem. Funeral arrangements later by the Clough-Barrick company." OS Sep 14, 1938 5:1
WELCH, Susan Beeman
d. 30 Nov 1911 D-10-02-02
"Welch--At her home at 1306 North Sixth street, at 3 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 1911, Mrs. Susan Welch, aged 77 years, widow of Wm. T. Welch.
She leaves three daughters and one son--Mrs. Ed Fane, Mrs. Lutz, Mrs. Sol. Cox and George Beeman. The funeral will be held from the Free Methodist church at 2 p.m. today." DOS Dec 1, 1911 5:5
WELCH, William T.
b. 03 Apr 1828
d. 17 Oct 1910 OLD 120-05
5 Sgt Co G 18 Iowa Inf
"William T. Welch Dies Yesterday--Reaches Ripe Old Age--Was For Many Years Resident of Salem--William T. Welch, for nearly 30 years a resident of Salem, died yesterday at 10 a.m. at his residence, 1023 North Sixteenth street, following a few days illness. Mr. Welch was aged 82 years 6 months and 18 days. He was quite ill during the summer, but had regained normal health until seized with a chill last Friday.
Mr. Welch was born in Edgar county, Iowa, and came to Oregon in 1882. He was married to Miss Nancy A. Wheeler at Knoxville, Marion county, Iowa, May 11, 1849, and to this union were born 11 children, as follows: T.P. Welch, The Dalles; L.J. Welch, who resides in California; C.R. Welch of Portland; W.M. Welch, Salem; Mrs. Roy Zinn, Salem; G.F. Welch, Independence; L.L. Welch, Portland, and Mrs. Matilda Shepard, Mrs. Cora Idlewine and J.P. Welch, deceased. The mother of these children passed away June 17, 1902, and he was afterward married to Mrs. Beeman, who survives him.
Mr. Welch was a veteran of the Civil War, belonging to company G, 19th Infantry.
The funeral will be held today, Tuesday, at 2:30 from his late residence, conducted by the Rev. Cyrus Cook, of the Free Methodist church. Interment will be made in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Oct 18, 1910 6:2 s/o John R. & Matilda (Lowery) Welch per D/C #3264
WELLBORN, Chester Earl
d. 23 Apr 1957 C-44-03-03
"In this city, April 23. Late resident of Rt. 1, Box 267-B, Santa Paula, Calif. Son of Nellie Ellen Welborn, Santa Paula, Calif.; father of Mary Ruth Sargent, Stillwater, Okla.; brother of Verdie Armin Welborn, Topeka, Kan., Margaret Haley, Santa Paula, Calif. Services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the W.T. Rigdon Co. Concluding services at Lee Mission Cemetery, Rev. Percy Philp will officiate." OS Apr 25, 1957 17:3
WELLS, Aaron Rev.
d. 12 Jun 1932 A-23-04-06
D/C #464 s/o N.R. & Sarah A. (Wright) Wells; age 73yrs 9mo 23 days
RI #1281a Aron R Wells, age 74, died 12 Jun 1932 of cerebral hemorrage, buried 15 Jun 1932 Block 23 Sec A Lot 4, Graves 6 & 7, 2 graves purchased by estate of deceased, residence Salem, returned one space
RI #1281b Rev Aron Wells, age 73, died 12 Jun 1932, buried 15 Jun 1932, 2 spaces purchased by Miss Baxter, residence Salem, 1 space curbed returned
"Rev. Aaron Wells at the residence, 506 North 21st street, June 12, aged 73 years. Survived by sister, Mrs. Emma Teagarden of Portland; daughter, Mrs. Ion Woodford and grandson, William Woodford, both of Corvallis. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Clough-Barrick company Wed-nesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. Rev. Floyd Johnson of Portland officiating. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jun 15, 1932 5:3 See also: OS Jun 15, 1932 5:6
d. 05 May 1923 A-23-04-07
"Wells--Mrs. Florence Wells died at her home, May 5, at the age of 51 years. Survived by her husband, Rev. A. Wells, and by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Graham of Los Angeles, Mrs. Arenca Smith of Portland and Mrs. Sarah McKay of Orenco, Or. Funeral services will be held in the Nazarine church May 8, at 2:30. Rev. G.S. Hunt will be in charge. Arrangements by the Webb Funeral parlors." OS May 8, 1923 5:3
WELLS, Fred A.
d. 16 Apr 1948 C-47-01-08
"In this city, April 16, Fred Wells, late resident of 702 N. Church st., at the age of 59. Survived by widow, Maude; mother, Mrs. Richard Wells, San Francisco; brother, Frank Wells, Inglewood, Calif., and sister, Mrs. Mabel Willett, Oakland, Calif. Funeral services Monday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in W.T. Rigdon chapel. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Apr 18, 1948 21:5
d. 22 Dec 1939 A-39-04-07
"At the residence, 1427 Fairmount, December 22, Alice Wenger, at the age of 64 years. Survived by daughter, Mrs. T.C. Powers of Chicago, Ill.; son, Karl Wenger of Salem; sisters, Mrs. Fred Stettler, Mrs. Mary Broer and Mrs. Bertha Barnett, all of Salem, and Mrs. Crist Rich of Orenco; brothers, John Roth, William Roth and Theodore Roth, all of Salem, and Charles Roth of The Dalles. Memorial services will be held from the chapel of the Walker-Howell Funeral home Tuesday, December 26, at 2 p.m. Rev. Guy Drill will officiate and concluding services will be in the Lee Missionary cemetery." OS Dec 24, 1939 5:1
d. 18 Sep 1895 OLD 091-04
single; age 15; burial Sep 19, 1895; s/o Jacob Wenger; per Record of Inter-ment #208
b. 23 Jun 1867
d. 04 Sep 1911 A-39-04-08
"Well Known Singer Dies At His Home--Jacob Wenger Passes Away Yesterday Morning--Cause Is Bright's Disease--Death called Jacob J. Wenger, one of Salem's musicians and old time singers, yesterday morning at 5 a.m., at his home at 310 Belmont street, and he passed over the great divide and into the great mystery.
For the past twenty years he has been a resident of the Capital City and has delighted thousands with his voice. He, with Dr. Epley, formed the mainstay of Salem's famous quartette. `Jake' was a first tenor of rare merit and was the only genuine Swiss yodler on the Pacific coast. With Jim Ross, Henry Kimdret, Dr. R.L. Steiner, and Dr. Eppley he was a member of the original famous Salem quartette that sang at all the prominent public affairs. For the past ten years he has been connected with quartette, choral and chorus work, both in church and other work. Ed. Judd, George Snyder, Dr. Eppley, and Jake Wenger formed the members of the now famous Stalwart Quartette. The total weight of this quartette was about 1,000 pounds, and it could sing some.
Lived Here Twenty-two Years--He was connected with the First Christian church of this city for 20 years. He has lived in Salem about 22 years and in that time has made hosts of friends who deeply mourn his loss. For a period of seven years he was engaged in a music supply house with W.M. Cherrington.
Mr. Wenger was 44 years of age and though ill from Bright's disease at his home Sunday, said that he would soon be down town to tell the boys about his recent trip east. Mr. Wenger and his family have recently returned from a trip to Chicago, and other eastern cities, and visited cities in Kansas and Wisconsin.
Mr. Wenger was born in Munroe, Wis., June 23, 1867. Besides a wife he leaves a son, Carl, aged 10; one daughter, Trista, aged 7 years, and numerous relatives by marriage. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church, Wednesday. Rev. Davis Errett will conduct the services and interment will be made in Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Sep 5, 1911 8:5-6 s/o Jacob & Rosina (Dick) Wenger Sr. per D/C #2894
b. 07 May 1835
d. 07 Mar 1924 OLD 091-01
on marker w/Rosina Wenger
"At the home, 1043 south High street, Friday night, March 7th, Jacob Wenger age 89 years, father of H. Wenger, Mrs. Lou Amsler and Mrs. Anna Englehart of Salem and Mrs. Emma Wintermantle of Seattle. Also leaves 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Rigdon mortuary. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Mar 8, 1924 8:5 b. Berne, Switzerland; s/o John; h/o Rosina Wenger; retired farmer per D/C #201
b. 06 Jun 1841
d. 11 Jun 1920 OLD 091-04
on marker w/Jacob Wenger
"Wenger Funeral Monday--The funeral of the late Mrs. Jacob Wenger, who died at her home on Friday, will be held from the Rigdon chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Lee Mission cemetery." d/o John & Anna (Kaderly) Dick; w/o Jacob Wenger; in US 77 yrs per D/C #422
WENIG, Malinda M.
d. 09 Jan 1984 A-26-02-01
on marker w/Royal A. Wenig
"Services will be at 10 a.m. Thurs-day at Barrick mortuary for Malinda M. Wenig, 82, of 2047 Mill St. SE, who died Monday.
Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.
She was born in North Prairie, Texas, and had lived in Salem for 66 years. She worked at Truitt Brothers Cannery.
Surviving are her sons, Royal A. Wenig, Emmett, Idaho, and William E. Wenig, Salem; and brothers, Herman and Henry Meixner, both of Belmont." SJ Jan 11, 1984 2B:3
WENIG, Royal Anthony
b. 28 Jul 1898
d. 29 Apr 1942 A-26-02-02
on marker w/Malinda M. Wenig
"Royal Anthony Wenig at his residence, 1535 Belview street, Wednesday, April 29, at the age of 43. Survived by wife, two sons, Royal and Billy, Salem; and his mother, Mrs. Nell Kasbohn, Astoria. Services will be held Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. from the Clough-Barrick chapel. Rev. Fred Theuer officiating. Concluding services in Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 25, 1942 5:1 h/o Malinda; s/o Wm & Nellie (Taylor) Wenig per D/C #383
b. 11 Jul 1928
d. 29 Aug 2004 A-26-01-01
Beloved Son & Brother
d. 07 Sep 1942 C-51-02-03
"Marius Westerlund at 175 Garden road, September 7. Late resident of Rosburg, Wash. Survived by five sisters, Belle Behnke, Astoria; Frances Griffith, Pocatello, Idaho; Agnes Johnson, DePoe Bay; Esther Alexander, Raymond, Wash.; Laura Oman, Illwaco, Wash. Services will be held Thursday, September 10, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of W.T. Rigdon company with Rev. Robert A. Hutchinson officiating. Concluding services at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Sep 10, 1942 5:2
d. 11 Apr 1979 RA-51-11
"Gertrude M. Westphal, 78, of 780 Thompson St. NE, died Wednesday in a local nursing home.
Born in Iowa she was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include her brother, Raymond E. Westphal, Salem; sister, Lucille M. Collins, Los Angeles; and niece, Joyce McFadden, Salem.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Rigdon-Ransom mortuary." OS Apr 13, 1979 2B:5
WESTPHAL, Magda E.
d. 02 Apr 1968 RA-51-12
"Magda Elizabeth Westphall, 95, 780 Thompson Ave. NE, died Tuesday in a Silverton nursing home after a long illness.
She came to Salem in 1941 from Iowa and was a member of Englewood Evangelical United Brethren Church. She was born in Germany.
Surviving are sons Ray E., Salem, and Fred in Idaho, and daughters Gertrude Westphall, Salem, and Mrs. Lucille Collins, Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Lee Mission Cemetery, Rev. Bruce Cornelly officiating. The family suggests contributions to Englewood Evangelical United Brethren Church scholarship fund. W.T. Rigdon mortuary has charge of arrangements." OS Apr 4, 1968 10:3
See: ROBARTS, Emma Matthews Whealdon
d. 29 Sep 1884 N/A
"Wheeldon--In this city on September 29, 1884, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. N. Wheeldon." WOS Oct 3, 1884 3:6
b. 30 Nov 1857
d. 12 Dec 1930 D-06-02-07
"Mrs. Anna Wheeler died at the Old People's Home, December 12, aged 73 years; mother of Eugene Wheeler of Salem, and Dorothy Wheeler, Mrs. Dolly Mannori and Mrs. James Estes, all of San Francisco, Cal.; sister of Mrs. Agga Keller of San Pedro, Cal. Funeral services Tuesday, December 16, at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of W.T. Rigdon and Son, Rev. B.F. Shoemaker officiating. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS Dec 14, 1930 3:2 d/o David & Mary (Morman) Moffitt; w/o Charles Henry Wheeler
WHEELER, Charles H.
b. 06 Jan 1847
d. 03 Apr 1923 D-06-02-08
"Former Salem Man Dies At Independence Home--C.H. Wheeler, former resident and well known in Salem, died at his home near Independence this morning at 10 a.m.
Mr. Wheeler was 74 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons, Eugene and Ben Wheeler, and his four daughters, Mrs. O.C. DeOrsa of San Francisco, Mrs. Jane Estes and Mrs. Nickerson of Harrisburg and Dorothy Wheeler of Independence.
Funeral announcement will be made later." CJ Apr 3, 1922 8:5 s/o John B. & Mary J. (Madison) Wheeler; h/o Anna; farmer; died Apr 3, 1922 at R#2, Independence, OR per Polk Co D/C #38
WHEELER, Charles H.
b. 24 Jun 1884
d. 28 Dec 1910 D-06-02-06
Here rests a Woodman of the World
dum taget clamat
"Young Man Dies--Charles H. Wheeler, Jr., age 26, died last night at his home on Asylum avenue. The young man has been sick for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was a member of the W.O.W. This order will probably take charge of the funeral, which will be announced later." OS Dec 29, 1910 4:7 single; s/o C.H. & Anna (Moffitt) Wheeler; millman; died of tuberculosis per D/C #3961; funeral notice OS Dec 31, 1910 4:3 states interment was made in City View cemetery which appears to be in error.
WHEELER, Mary P.
b. 03 Jul 1896
d. 26 Mar 1904 D-06-02-05
Asleep in Jesus
"At the family home, on Asylum avenue, Salem, Oregon, Saturday, March 26, 1904, Mary P. Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Wheeler, aged 7 years, 8 months, and 23 days, of acute pericarditis.
The funeral was held from the home at 11 o'clock a.m. yesterday, and the remains were interred at Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Mar 29, 1904 5:5 d/o C.H. & Anna (Moffitt) Wheeler
WHIMPLE, B. F.
d. 11 Dec 1912 D-12-02-01
"Whimple--At the state hospital, December 10, 1912, B.F. Whimple, aged 59 years." CJ Dec 13, 1912 8:6
d. 1909 A-29-02-02
WHIPPLE, George Mason
b. 21 Sep 1867
d. 06 Mar 1953 A-29-02-01
"George Whipple Rites Tuesday--Funeral services for George Mason Whipple of 4715 Auburn Rd., former Salem school teacher who died Friday, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Howell-Edwards Chapel with interment at Lee Mission Cemetery.
Whipple, who was 85, had been a resident of Salem for the past 55 years and taught school at the former East School in the early 1890's.
He was born Sept. 21, 1867 at Syracuse, N. Y. His wife died in 1909 and the couple had no children.
Whipple was a member of the Evangel-ical Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frances Demmings, and a brother, Clarence Whipple, both of New York." OS Mar 8, 1953 5:4
WHITE, Alice May
b. 04 May 1876
d. 22 Nov 1891 OLD 139-01
dau of E.H. & M.E. White
"White--At the family home on Asylum avenue at 4 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, 1891, of quick consumption, Alice, 14-year old daughter of W. White.
Deceased had been ill several months, but it was only within a few weeks that it was thought she could not recover. The funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock today. The interment will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Nov 24, 1891 4:5
d. 13 Feb 1950 C-46-02-14
Interment Record #1677
"Charles White, late resident of Klamath Falls, in this city, February 13, at the age of 64 years. Surviving are his widow, Martha White, Klamath Falls; two children, Clayton White, Canyonville, and Mrs. Eleanor Hansen, Waukegan, Ill.; a brother, Thomas White, West Concord, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Elvira Miller, West Concord, Minn.; and two grandchildren, Jean and Jackie Hansen, both of Waukegan. Services will be held Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. at the W.T. Rigdon chapel with concluding services in Lee Mission cmemetery." OS Feb 16, 1950 15:3
WHITE, Claudine Isabelle
d. 12 Jan 1919 D-01-04-06
on marker w/Thomas C. & Mary E. White
"Young Woman Dies from Pneumonia at Her Home--Miss Claudine Isabelle White died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. White, 1646 Mission street, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. of pneumonia. She was 19 years old.
Besides a host of friends and relatives, she is survived by her parents, one sister, Mrs. V.H. Beckman and two brothers, Harold T. and Loren R., all of this city. The funeral will be held from the Rigdon chapel at 3 o'clock this afternoon." OS Jan 14, 1919 4:1
WHITE, Dorothy M.
b. 10 May 1916
d. 25 Nov 1988 RA-53-04
Beloved mother and grandma
"Dorothy M. White, 72, of Salem died Friday in Salem.
She was born in Belfield, N.D. She moved to Salem in 1960 from Great Falls, Mont. She and her husband, Raymond, owned and operated the Coffee Cup Cafe in Salem. He died in 1981. She also worked for the Salem Public Schools. She was a member of the Peoples Church, and she enjoyed sewing.
Survivors include her son, Bob White of Salem; daughter, Arlene Bauxbaum of Savage, Mont.; and brother, Don Rozell of Sidney, Mont.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Fellowship Church, Salem. Private interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery. Arrangements are by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary, Salem." SJ Nov 27, 1988 2B:3
WHITE, Edward J.
d. 04 Feb 1903 OLD 111-07
"Capture Of The Convict--An Interesting and Exciting Chase After E.J. White, Escaped Convict--Sheriff Ross Gives Details Of The Chase And How He Was Captured--Officer Of The Law Will Accept No Reward--The body of Ed. J. White, the Oregon convict, who escaped from the State Penitentiary on January 21, while out as a trusty, was brought to Salem yesterday afternoon from Albany, and taken to the Penitentiary. Warden J.T. Janes, on instruction from Superintendent J.D. Dee, telegraphed to White's mother, who lives at Brandon Bandon, Coos county, telling her what had happened, and asking for instructions as to her wishes for the disposition of the body.
When received yesterday the body had only been dead about twenty-four hours, and Superintendent Lee said he would keep it as long as possible, or until he heard from White's mother, and, if she does not desire the body, it will be interred in the prison burying ground.
Superintendent Lee went to Albany yesterday intending to go on to Eddyville and identify the body as that of White, the escaped convict, but was met at Albany by Sheriff J.H. Ross, of Lincoln county, who was bringing the body to Salem.
The body was fully identified, from the descriptions, at the inquest, which was held at Eddyville, yesterday morning by F.M. Carter, the Lincoln county coroner.
Sheriff J.H. Ross was sent a description of convict Ed. White by Superintendent Lee immediately after the escape of White from the Penitentiary on the afternoon of January 21, and when a house was robbed on January 28, near Norton Station, the owner sent a detailed description of the robber to Sheriff Ross, and he immediately recognized convict White and the house breaker as being one and the same man.
Sheriff Ross immediately commenced a systematic search for White, and when he first got trace of him he was near Elk City, going toward Yaquina Bay. White then left the railroad and crossed over through a desolate country to the county road running from Beaver, to Waldport, and on Saturday he was heard of going toward South Bend, and Sheriff Ross went to Waldport hoping to head him off.
White arrived at Lutjens at 2 o'clock and crossed in a small boat to Waldport, where the sheriff was waiting for him. Getting out of the boat, he jumped over a pile of logs, went under the dock, and continued down the beach. Sheriff Ross ran around a creamery building which stood near, hoping to head him off, but was compelled to go about three times as far as the convict and came out about twenty-five yards behind. Sheriff Ross commanded White to halt and throw up his hands, when White instantly wheeled and commenced firing at the sheriff with a 44-calibre Colts revolver, with an eight inch barrel.
The sheriff had not attempted to shoot before, as White had not shown fight, but now opened fire with his pistol. At the third shot White drop-ped to the ground , crawled behind a log and fired two shots from a rest. Ross jumped behind a snag and emptied his six-shooter, and then broke the gun to extract the shells, when White jumped and ran. Several unarmed citizens of Waldport stood near watching the encounter.
Up to that time White had been working north toward Brandon in an endeavor to reach the home of his mother, but he now turned and, during the night, recrossed the Alsea Bay, taking a boat belonging to a Mr. Gland, and landing near Lutjens post- office, went back over his old tracks, and, Sunday night, stopped at the home of Mr. Thorp, a new comer, who knew nothing about the convict being in the neighborhood. Monday morning White wrote a letter and borrowed a pair of boots of Thorp on the pretense of mailing a letter at Lutjens. Going about a quarter of a mile he turned into the timber and Monday evening took supper at John Bowers' on Beaver Creek, and from there he went to Arnold's Slough, three miles below Toledo, on Yaquina Bay. From there Sheriff Ross tracked him to near the mouth of Mill Creek, where he took a boat and crossed. In the afternoon of the next day Henry Gannon met him on the railroad near Starr Station, and held a short conversation with him.
White seemed to be very tired and considerably lame, and that evening at 7:30 o'clock, when the citizens entered Chitwood school house, where literary exercises were to be held they found that White had built a fire in the house to warm himself and dry his clothes.
He immediately decamped and went east on the railroad track for about two and a half miles where he slept in a straw stack.
In the morning of the fatal day he got breakfast at a house near where he had slept.
At 9 o'clock the convict came out to the railroad track a short distance below Eddyville. About twenty minutes before this Sheriff Ross met Robert and Alec Warnick and had deputized them to assist in the capture of White, and the deputy sheriffs, accompanied by Mr. Hewitt, started home to get ready for the man hunt, and while going along the railroad track saw White, who hid among some logs till they were about 100 yards past.
Robert Warnick had his Winchester rifle with him, and taking a hand car which was near, started back to warn the sheriff. He had proceeded but a short distance when White came from his hiding place and started for Warnick's house. When about ninety yards away Deputy Sheriff Warnick ordered him to halt and throw up his hands. White wheeled and leveled his big revolver at Warnick, but seeing Warnick throw his Winchester to his shoulder White side-stepped, and ran to a worm fence skirting the road. He ran along the worm fence keeping his body hid about half the time. Warnick commanded him several times to halt, and fired three times at the fugitive. White ran to the Warnick house where a horse was standing saddled and endeavored to mount him, but the horse being excited, he did not succeed, and the rein broke, then White started away, and Deputy Warnick shot, the bullet passing through White's clothing. White then ran rapidly toward the barn and Warnick again fired, this time with more accuracy, the ball striking White in the small of the back and coming out about the central part of the abdomen. White reeled and fell on his knees, but before striking the ground, turned the revolver toward his own head and fired, the ball striking the center of the forehead just below the hair line and ploughing a hole through his cranium about three fourths of an inch in diameter.
Warnick's brother, coming up at this time said: `Don't go near until the sheriff comes.' They went to Eddyville with the hand car, picking up the sheriff and several men, and when they returned White was still alive, but he died about five minutes later.
He had fallen upon his face and was still gripping the revolver with the fingers pressing the trigger. His hat was blown about six feet away and was still burning when found.
The body was wrapped in a blanket and conveyed to Eddyville on a hand car where Coroner F.M. Carter empanel-led a jury and held and inquest. The verdict of the jury was that: `White came to his death from the effects of gun shot wounds made by Robert Warnick and himself, and that Deputy Sheriff Warnick was justified in firing the shot.'
The body was then taken to Albany by Sheriff Ross, where Superintendent J.D. Lee identified it as that of convict Ed. White.
On arriving in Salem Sheriff Ross turned the revolver which was found in White's possession, over to Super-intendent Lee.
In regard to the $100 reward which was offered for the capture of the convict, Superintendent Lee said it would be paid to Sheriff Ross, and the sheriff made the following statement: `When I deputized the Warnick boys to assist in the capture of the convict White, I told them that, in the event of a capture being effected, they could have the money to divide between them, as I was drawing a salary and that is all I ask.'
Sheriff Ross made a vigorous and determined chase which was very fatiguing and deserves great credit for bringing about a capture and also for laying no claim to the reward." DOS Feb 6, 1903 4:3 See also: DCJ Feb 7, 1903 4:1
b. 12 Nov 1906
d. 18 Oct 1932 A-37-01-02
"At the residence on route 1, Jefferson, Tuesday, October 18, Ellamay White, aged 25 years. Survived by husband N.C. White of Jeff-erson; daughters, Betty and Barbara at home; father, Marion Davis of Lake county, Cal.; brothers, George and Emerald Davis of Kelseyville, Cal.; grandmother, Mrs. N.M. Young of Santa Rosa, Cal. Funeral services from the chapel of the Clough-Barrick company, Thursday, October 20, at 3:15 p.m. with interment in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Dec 19, 1932 5:2
WHITE, Elpha Starns
b. 31 Mar 1888
d. 30 Jun 1928 OLD 123-04
on marker w/R.M. Starns & Mary L. Lisle
"Mrs. White Dies After Shooting--Suicide Attempt Proves Successful Last Night--Death Occurs Following Departure of Earl Lawton, Former Willamette Man--Eugene, June 30--(AP)--Mrs. Eletha White, 40, of Salem, who shot herself in a suicide attempt here Thursday night, died at the Pacific Christian hospital at 10:30 tonight.
Mrs. White was divorced from Elmo S. White, president of the American Fidelity Investment company here over two years ago.
According to reports from Eugene, Mrs. White carried on a conversation with Earl Lawton of Cresswell who was about to board a train en route to California, for some time before the shooting.
Information from police at Eugene indicate that Mrs. White and Lawton had been friends for three or four years. Lawton is a graduate of the law school at Willamette University here, finishing his course in the spring of 1927.
Eugene police reports indicate that Mrs. White with her brother and his wife made a special trip to Eugene to see Lawton upon learning of his intention of leaving for California. On reaching the depot Lawton promised to stay over until the next train and talk with Mrs. White. A conversation was carried on for some time and then Mrs. White went outside and sat in her brother's car. After some little time she again entered the depot. Her brother requested her to return to the car and wait for him. He said she acted strangely and seemed to be clutching something in her coat. An instant later the report of a gun was heard. Rushing outside they found that she had shot herself with a pistol. The bullet entered near the heart and physicians' reports indicate that it ranged downward, puncturing the spleen and intestines." OS Jul 1, 1928 1:3 d/o Robert & Mary (Wadsworth) Starns
WHITE, Florence L.
d. 23 Jul 1922 D-20-02-07
"Mrs. L.R. White Passes Beyond--Young Salem Woman Succumbs After Illness of Several Months--Mrs. Loren R. White, 1544 North Eighteenth street, died Sunday noon following an illness of several months duration.
She is survived by her widower, Loren R. White, and two children, Eileen, two and a half years old, and a 6-months-old son, Ellis. Other relatives surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bartges, a sister, Miss Beulah Bartges, and four brothers, Theron Bartges, Ward Bartges, Alva Bartges and Rex Bartges, all of Salem.
Mrs. Florence Loreado Bartges White was born 22 years ago near Waitsburg, Wash. Later the family moved to Couer d'Alene, Ida., where Mrs. White spent her girlhood coming to Salem in 1917. She was married the same year to Loren R. White and has since made her home here.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from Rigdon's chapel and burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery. Rev. Clayton Judy will officiate." OS Jul 25, 1922 1:3
d. 30 Dec 1908 OLD 146-15
burial Dec 30, 1908 by Rigdon per Record of Interment #452
WHITE, James G.
b. 20 Jan 1823
d. 27 Jan 1913 D-12-02-02
"J.G. White Passes; Funeral Held Today--Prominent Deacon In Congregational Church Called By Death--James G. White, who has been a resident of this city for many years, passed away Monday, January 27, at 12:30 p.m., aged 90 years and seven days.
The funeral will be held this morning at the residence, 2425 Currant avenue, Highland, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery. On account of severe illness in the family the service will be private. Friends who wish to view the remains may do so by calling some time between 10 and 12 in the morning.
Mr. White was born in Vermont, January 20, 1823. When but a lad about 14 years of age, he moved from there to northern Illinois. While there he married Miss Augusta Powne, who had been his faithful helpmeet ever since. From Illinois Mr. and Mrs. White moved to Iowa and from there to Kansas. In August, 1888, they moved from Oberlin, their home city in Kansas, to Salem, where they have lived ever since.
Besides his wife the deceased leaves seven children and fourteen grand-children. The children are Gibson T. White, the dentist; Rev. Lorenzo J. White, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Frazer and William L. White, all of this city; Mrs. Fannie J. Siegenthaler of Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Sophie A. Thurman of Portland.
The deceased was a very prominent deacon of the Congregational church. He is the last of his father's family to go and the first of his own family." OS Jan 28, 1913 5:6 s/o Robert White per D/C #207
WHITE, Joy Grace
b. 03 Dec 1923
d. 14 Jan 1924 C-20-04-08
"A double funeral for two babies who died Monday, Jan. 14, 1924, at the Deaconess hospital within 20 minutes of each other, was held from the hospital chapel at two o'clock this afternoon. Walter Herman Rooney, one year, four months and 12 days old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rooney, and Joy Grace White, one month's and 12 days old, the youngest baby adopted by the hospital, were the babies. The latter died of influenza at four o'clock p.m. Monday and the other at 4:20 p.m. Mrs. Rooney is a daughter of F.M. Wedle, head of the Deaconess hospital. Interment was made in the Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Jan 16, 1924 7:8 d/o Sylvia White per D/C #48
WHITE, Loren Ramsden
d. 07 Nov 1951 D-20-02-08
"Loren Ramsden White, 59, late resident of 3550 Liberty rd., November 7. Survived by widow, Vera R. White of Salem, four daughters, Mrs. William Gentzkow, Mrs. Harold Lidgke, Eleanor and Ruthe, all of Salem; four sons, Ellis, Franklin, Robert, of the U.S. Navy, Loren R. jr., of the U.S. Army in Korea; seven grandchildren; sister Mrs. Maude Kellogg of Rickreall, brother, Harold White of Pullman, Wash. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at W.T. Rigdon chapel. Interment at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Nov 10, 1951 9:3
WHITE, Lydia Augusta
d. 21 Oct 1915 D-12-02-02
"Aged Resident Is Dead--Mrs. Lydia White, a Well-known Church Woman, Passes Away--Mrs. Lydia Augusta White, a resident of Salem for twenty-six years, died at her home, 2405 Rose avenue, yesterday morning at 8:55 o'clock, at the age of 81 years. She was well known in church circles of this city.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the Highland Friends church. Rev. Harry E. Marshall will preach the funeral sermon, assisted by Rev. Josephine Hockett and Charles H. Scott. Mrs. White was a life-long member of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Lee Mission cemetery.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters who are: Dr. Gibson T. White, John H. White and Rev. Lorenzo J. White, all of this city; Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier, Mrs. Fannie L. Seigenthaler, and Mrs. Sophia A. Thurman, of Portland." OS Oct 22, 1915 6:7
WHITE, Margaret Ann
b. 12 Jan 1845
d. 07 Oct 1916 OLD 230-05
on marker w/Samuel F. White
"Margaret Ann Mahan was born January 12, 1845, at Mt. Carmell, Illinois. At the age of 17 she accepted Christ as her savior and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She was united in holy matrimony to Samuel French White at Zanesville, Ohio, on the third day of October, 1863.
To this union was born seven children namely: Annie M. Pugh, of Salem; Alva Ashbury, of Mountain Home, Idaho; Charles W. of Payette, Idaho; William W., of Nyssa, Oregon; Dr. B.H. White, of Salem; George W., of Kennebec, South Dakota, and Minerva W. Working of Mill City, Oregon. All of whom with the husband and father are left to mourn her loss. She departed this life at 11 o'clock p.m., Saturday, October 7, 1916, at her home in Salem at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 25 days.
For the past eight years her home has been here in Salem, Oregon. All those who were acquainted with this good mother will never forget her faithful and untiring devotion to her home and her family. Aside from her faithful attention to her home and flower garden she loved so well she found time to devote to others. Forgetful of her own weakened condition, the evening before death called her she visited a sick neighbor to bestow sympathy and render any assistance possible. Unaware that she was not to awake again here she fell asleep peacefully feeling that all would be well.
All the absent children were present for the funeral. The service was conducted at the Webb & Clough Chapel by Rev. A.N. Avison of the First Methodist Episcopal church. The scripture reading was from John 14-23 to 14-3 and Phil. 1-20, 23. Dr. Avison lifted the grief from the sorrowing hearts of the bereaved by his inspired words on the theme `To Die Is Gain.' Mr. Frank Barton and Miss Barton, his sister, rendered most beautifully the hymns, `Nearer My God to Thee,' and `Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.' The final resting place of the earthly tabernacle of this devoted mother is in the historic Lee Mission Cemetery." CJ Oct 14, 1916 5:3
WHITE, Mary Elizabeth
b. 25 Oct 1869
d. 11 Sep 1932 D-01-04-07
on marker w/Thomas C. & Claudine I. White
"Mrs. Mary White Dies; Last Rites This Afternoon--Mrs. Mary Ramsden White, 62, for many years a resident of Salem, passed away at a local hospital Sunday. The final rites will be held today, September 13, at the Clough-Barrick chapel at 2 o'clock, with Rev. D.J. Howe of the First Christian church assisting. Interment will be in the Lee Mission cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Ramsden was born at Oregon City October 25, 1869, and when a small girl moved with her parents to the Waldo Hills country. She lived there until her marriage to Thos. C. White, who survives.
To the union four children were born, three of whom are living, Mrs. V.H. Beckman of Medford, Loren R. White of Eugene and Harold T. White of Salem. Four brothers also survive: William T. Ramsden, Charles J. Ramsden, Claude H. Ramsden and George W. Ramsden." OS Sep 13, 1932 5:3
d. 30 Jan 1937 OLD 230-06
"At the residence, 1503 D street, January 30, Minerva White, aged 27 years. Survived by father, Charles White of Salem; sisters, Doris Townsend of Vancouver, Wash., Lottie Johns of Drain, Louise Jary of Salem. Funeral services Monday, February 1, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of W.T. Rigdon company. Interment Jason Lee cemetery." OS Jan 31, 1937 5:2
WHITE, Noah C.
b. 20 Jan 1902
d. 24 Aug 1965 A-37-01-03
"Jefferson--Noah Carl White, 63, Jefferson Rt. 1, Box 225, a farmer in the Jefferson area since 1930 and a former resident of Salem, died at his home Tuesday after a long illness.
He was a former member of Jefferson School Board and a member of Church of God.
Surviving are widow Helen; son Larry, Jefferson; daughters Mrs. Betty Shamberger, Salem, and Mrs. Barbara Jensen, Baker; mother Mrs. Lydia Ridgeway, Jefferson; three brothers including Arthur in Jefferson, two sisters and 12 grandchildren.
Services are pending at Howell-Edward Funeral Home, Salem." OS Aug 25, 1965 12:1
d. Reserved RA-53-09
WHITE, Samuel F.
b. 26 Jan 1835
d. 21 Mar 1918 OLD 230-04
on marker w/Margaret A. White
"Samuel French was born January 24, 1835, in Misskingum county, Ohio, and died March 21, 1918, in Salem, Or., reaching the good, ripe age of 83 years, 1 month and 27 days.
Oct. 3, 1863, he was married to Margaret Ann Maham, in Janesville, Ohio. To this union were born seven children as follows: Anna M. Pugh, Salem, Or.; Alva A. White, Mountain Home, Idaho; Charles W. White, Fruitland, Idaho; William W. White, Nyssa, Or., Berthis H. White, Salem, Or.; George W. Kennebee, South Dakota, and Minerva Working, Gooch, Or.
In the spring of 1864 Mr. White and wife moved from Ohio to Madison county, Iowa, and from there to Lenora, Kansas, in 1883 and to Salem, Or., in 1908. Thus the greatest part of his life was spent as pioneer on the frontiers. He leaves seven children, 18 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Father White exhibited in his character the fine qualities of the early pioneer. At the age of 23 he was converted in the M.E. church and from that time until death he was always active in Christian work. He was a conspicuous figure at Salem revival meetings, his patriarchal appearance coupled with a powerful pioneer preacher's voice, commanding the respect of all that heard him speak.
Dr. Berthis H. White, one of the sons of the old pioneer, is a prominent physician of this city, his residence being at 355 N. Capitol street. Mrs. Pugh, who also lives in Salem at N. 17th St., is a former school teacher, having practiced her profession for over twenty years. Alva W. White is postmaster at Mountain Home, Idaho, and the rest of the family are all respected farmers. Thus the old pioneer reared a family that is a credit to any community. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Jacog Stocker, and took place at the local Evangelical association church, 17th and Chemeketa St., at 2 o'clock today. Interment was at the Lee Mission cemetery." DCJ Mar 25, 1918 9:7
WHITE, Thomas C.
b. 14 Jul 1870
d. 17 Nov 1938 D-01-04-08
on marker w/Mary E. & Claudine I. White
"Thomas C. White, Native Here Dies --Thomas C. White, lifelong resident of Marion county, died yesterday in Salem at the age of 68 years. He was born near Sublimity, July 14, 1870, on the donation land claim of his father, Thomas Jefferson White.
He was married to Mary E. Ramsden February 14, 1890 to which union was born four children, two sons and two daughters. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Vic H. Beckman, and two sons, Loren R. and Harold T., also one sister, Mrs. Myrtle E. Hunt and several grandchildren and other relatives. Mrs. White died September 12, 1932 and Claudine I. White, a daughter, passed on January 12, 1919.
Services will be held at the W.T. Rigdon chapel at 1:30 p.m. Saturday." OS Nov 18, 1938 7:5
WHITE, William Leonard
d. 05 Jul 1949 C-46-02-10
Interment Record #1651
"William Leonard White, late resident of Salem, in this city July 5. Survived by two sisters, Margaret Bird and Grace Sullivan, both of Benton, Wisc. Announcement of services later by the W.T. Rigdon company." OS Jul 7, 1949 7:1
WHITE, William LeRoy
b. 31 Mar 1925
d. 11 Oct 1925 A-37-01-01
"White--William LeRoy White died at the residence, 818 N. 22nd street, at the age of 6 months. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.C. White. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Webb funeral parlors, Rev. N.C. Ernston officiating. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Oct 12, 1925 5:4
b. 05 Jun 1977
d. 30 Mar 1978 N/A
"Baby Whitecloud--Morningstar Whitecloud, 9-month-daughter of Geremiah and Sunny Whitecloud, died Thursday in a local hospital following an extended illness.
Other survivors include brother, Phillipp, sisters, Holly and Willow, all of Salem; grandparents, Mabel L. Biyette, Salem, and Geremiah Whitecloud St., Beverly Hills, Calif.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary with interment in Lee Mission Cemetery." SJ Apr 1, 1978 7B:3
d. 21 Jan 1954 C-43
"Late resident of Star Route, Box 10, Idanha. Survived by parents, Richard and Sharlotte Whitlach, Idanha; sister, Sheryl Whitlach, Idanha; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Selvester of Gleneden Beach, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Whitlatch of Aumsville. Private services were held Jan. 22. Interment Lee Mission cemetery under direction of Clough-Barrick chapel." OS Jan 23, 1954 9:1
b. 10 Mar 1957
d. 10 Mar 1957 C-43-06-10
Interment Record #1923 age 1hr
"March 10 at a local hospital. Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richand Whitlatch of Idanha, Ore. Also survived by a sister, Cheryl of Idanha; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Silvester, Ocean Lake, Ore., and Mrs. Mary A. Whitlatch, Aumsville, Ore. Services were held Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Clough-Barrick Funeral Home. Inter-ment, Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Mar 12, 1957 14:1
WHITLEY, Abraham Hayes
b. Apr 1851
d. 06 May 1932 OLD 231-06
on marker w/John W. Whitley
"At Roseburg May 6, Abraham Hayes Whitley, aged 80 years, 19 days. A native of Iowa. Father of Mrs. Jessie P. Carter of Moscow, Idaho, Mrs. Alta Axtell of Okanagan, Wash., Mrs. Vina Leland of Okanagan, Teresa I. Whitley of Moscow, Bertha of Peck, Idaho, William H. of Moscow, Francis of Okanagan; brother of Mrs. E.R. Macy of Salem, Mrs. Alice H. Nutthall of Copeville, Wash., Mrs. N.J. Smith of Springdale, Wash., William C. Whitley of Hamilton, Wash., Charles H. of Pateros, Wash. Friends are invited to the funeral services Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. from Terwilliger's Funeral home, 770 Chemeketa street. Interment Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 12, 1932
WHITLEY, John Willis
d. 03 May 1924 OLD 231-07
on marker w/Abraham H. Whitley
"Auto Strikes, Kills Aged Man--While returning to the Flake Petland, where he worked about 10 o'clock Saturday evening, Willis Whitley, 75, was almost instantly killed when he was struck by an automobile driven by W.R. Powers of route nine, on the Pacific highway a short distance north of the Valley Packing plant. Whitley was rushed to the Deaconess hospital but was found to be dead when he was received there. His head, chest, hips and limbs were badly crushed. Mr. and Mrs. Powers, who live near Chemawa on the Pacific highway, were returning home after having brought Mrs. Charles McAllister, a sister of Mrs. Powers, to Salem from Champoeg, where all had attended the annual anniversary of the establishing of this state as a part of the United States. Mr. Powers was driving about 20 miles an hour, according to his report to police, and had just turned on his bright lights after meeting an automobile when he struck Whitley." CJ May 5, 1924 5:2
"Whitley--Near this city, May 3, suddenly, John Willis Whitley age 76 years; brother of Abraham H. Whitley, of Moscow, Idaho, Will Whitley of Wash., Chas. Whitley of Bremerton, Wash., Mrs. Elizabeth R. Macy of Salem, Mrs. Nancy J. Smith of Springdale, Wash., Mrs. Justina Carrillo of San Francisco and Mrs. Henrietta Nuttall of Coupeville, Wash. Announcement of funeral later from the Rigdon mortuary." CJ May 5, 1924 5:5
WHITLOW, Sharon Kay
b. 15 Dec 1967
d. 11 Jun 2010 RC-10-01
WHITMORE, L. R. F.
d. 25 Jan 1912 D-13-04-02
divorced; born NY; printer; died at asylum from meningitis per D/C #129
WHITMORE, Robert William
b. 31 Aug 1959
d. 31 Aug 1959 C-43-06-04
Our Baby Son
Interment Ledger #1978, lived 2 hours
"August 31st, in this city. Infant son of William J. and Eloise Whitmore, of 1115 Summer St. NE, Salem. Brother of Michael Whitmore, Patricia Whitmore, Lucinda Whitmore and Lisa Whitmore, all of Salem; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Winn, Lebanon, Ore. Announcement of services will be made later by the W.T. Rigdon Co." OS Sep 1, 1959 5:1
WHITROW, Baby Boy
d. 25 Feb 1954
b. 23 Oct 1909
d. 23 Oct 1909 N/A
c/o J.B. & Sylbia (Wheeler) Whittington per D/C #2846
WHITTINGTON, Nancy "Nannie" M..
b. 1839 West Virginia
d. 03 Dec 1917 Salem, Oregon C-47-02-08
"Whittington--In Salem, December 3, 1917, at 5 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Nancy M. Whittington, 78 years old. She was a native of Virginia. A son, James L. Whittington, survives her at 1395 North Fifteenth street.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of Webb & Clough. Burial will be in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Dec 4, 1917 5:3
1880: Kanawha, West Virginia, Nannie M. Whittington, 42, b. Virginia, widow, head of household that included son, James
1900: Fresno County, California, Nannie Whittington, 60, b. Oct 1839, widow, West Virginia, living with son, James Whittington
1910: Salem, Oregon, Nancy M. Whittington, 70, widow, living with son, James Whittington
WIANT, Keith Ronald
b. 09 Jul 1941
d. Reserved RC-11-04
d. 29 Dec 1901 OLD 114-08
"Wichert--At the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wichert, in Frickey's addition to Salem, Oregon, Sunday, December 29, 1901, Annie Wichert, aged 3 years, of diphtheria.
Funeral services were held at the residence of the parents, at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, Rev. Lossner officiating, and the burial took place in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Dec 31, 1901 6:3
WIKOFF, Grant E.
b. 03 Jul 1892
d. 19 Jan 1980 RA-55-08
"Silverton--Grant E. Wikoff, 87, 124 S. James St., died Saturday in a Silverton care home.
Born in Garden Plain, Kan., he was a lather and shingler.
Survivors include brother, Vern, Salem; sister, Elsie Krug, Mount Angel.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. today in Rigdon-Ransom mortuary, Salem. Burial will be in Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem." OS Jan 23, 1980 1C:5
WIKOFF, Lois M. Bartruff
b. 29 Dec 1897
d. 02 Jun 1974 RA-55-09
"Lois Mabel Wikoff, 80, 1035 Savage Road NE, died Sunday in a Salem hospital.
Mrs. Wikoff was born in the Middle Grove community northeast of Salem. She moved to Salem in 1922. She was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Church of North America.
Surviving are widower Grant; sisters Margaret Bunch, Salem, and Josephine Peterson and Ruth Walter, both Portland.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rigdon-Ransom mortuary, Dr. Charles Fogg officiating. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Jun 3, 1974 15:3
WILBUR, James H. DD
b. 11 Sep 1811
d. 28 Oct 1887 OLD 148-02
Mark the perfect man,
Behold the upright, for the
end of that man is peace
on marker w/Lucretia Wilbur & Hannah W. & William Roberts
"Funeral of Father Wilbur--Services held at the M.E. Church--Buried beside his Wife, in Lee Mission Cemetery--The remains of Father Wilbur having been brought up on Sunday night, from Portland, where memorial services were conducted in the morning, the funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large congregation, in the M.E. church, yesterday morning. Many of the audience had known the deceased in former years, and had been co-laborers with him in his pioneer missionary work in this city. Recitations were dismissed at Willamette university, of which throughout its entire history, from its struggling infancy to the comparatively prosper-ous present, Father Wilbur had been the steadfast friend and substantial supporter, and the students were present in force. The services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Roberts, Rev. H.K. Hines, and Rev. I.D. Driver, for many years intimate friends of the deceased, assisted by Rev. Sam. Driver, Rev. N. Doane, Rev. W.S. Harrington, Rev. J.L. Parrish, and Rev. C. Alderson, and the regular choir, under the leadership of Dr. Hall, Messrs. Roberts, Driver, and Hines in turn paid tribute to the memory of the noble pioneer missionary, whose entire life had been spent in sustaining by his energy and money the early civilization of the northwest, and in Christianizing the untutored Indians of this then savage country. In this work he had been more or less aided by each of the three gentlemen, whose recital of the early hardships undergone by the self-denying pioneer minister scarcely less affected themselves than their audience.
The remains were at 12 o'clock followed to Lee Mission cemetery by a long procession, the church bell tolling solemnly the requiem of him who had spent forty-one years of unselfish effort for the good of his fellow men. The services at the grave consisted of the recital of the Methodist ritual by Revs. Hines, Roberts, and Doane. Mr. Wilbur's body was interred by that of his wife, who preceded him so shortly to the other shore. It is intended to bring up from Portland the remains of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur, who is buried in the same lot as the Taylor Street M.E. church, and inter them beside those of her parents.
James Hiram Wilbur was born in Louville, N.Y., September 14, 1811; was licensed to exhort June 27, 1840; was ordained a minister of the M.E. Church January 4, 1842; came to Portland, Or., June 27, 1846, and from that blessed day to the day of his death he has ever been a faithful minister of his honored church, and, like his Master, `went about doing much good.' His first charge was at Salem, where he built the first church. He also built the first churches in Portland and at Oregon City. During his useful, pure and holy life on this coast, the good father helped to build not less than nine church buildings and seven parsonages. He annually contributed about $3300 toward church and charit-able purposes. He was the founder of the Portland Female academy, and of the Wilbur academy at Wilbur, Or.
Father Wilbur was a builder and a tower of strength in his church, and his life was as pure as that of a saint. He held the honorable position of educational agent of the M.E. church of the Columbia conference from 1861 to 1882; was instructor and Indian agent at For Simcoe, W.T., during the same period, going to Walla Walla in 1882 and remaining there ever since.
Father Wilbur was the son of an honest farmer, who was a deacon in the Presbyterian church. When the venerable old man returned to Walla Walla recently..."WOS Nov 4, 1887 5:2
WILBUR, Lucretia A. Stephens
b. 09 Apr 1812
d. 30 Sep 1887 OLD 148-03
wife of J.H. Wilbur
on marker w/James H. Wilbur & Hannah & William Roberts
"Mrs. Wilbur's Funeral--The body of Mrs. J.H. Wilbur was brought up on last night's train, and the funeral services will be held at the M.E. church at 10 this morning, and will be conducted by Rev. H.K. Hines, Rev. Roberts and probably Rev. I.D. Driver. Of Mrs. Wilbur the Oregonian says: `Mrs. Wilbur came to this coast among the early missionaries. Her husband built and was the first pastor of Taylor street M.E. church. Father Wilbur helped to clear the land on which Portland now stands and built the Portland seminary and Umpqua academy. For many years Father Wilbur was Indian agent at Yakima. While her husband for many years occupied these responsible positions Mother Wilbur was in the truest sense of the word a "helpmate.' Mother Wilbur was cultured and truly refined. As a christian her piety was deep and her walk always consistent. Her presence was always felt for good, and the circles where she moved were moulded by the impress of her beautiful life. She passed away from her earthly home at a good age in great peace, but her pure life and fully developed christian char-acter will long live among her many acquaintances." WOS Oct 7, 1887 5:3
WILCOX, Arthur Royce
b. 03 Apr 1881
d. 22 Jul 1952 D-15-02-04
on marker w/F. Lucile Wilcox
"Arthur Royce Wilcox, late resident of 1248 Oak St., Eugene, at a local hospital July 22. Survived by sisters Mrs. Eva Eggstaff, Monrovia, Calif., Mrs. Tony Tomsheck of Shelby, Mont.; brothers Eugene I. Wilcox, Charlotte, Mich., Dana Wilcox, Robertsdale, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Shipment has been made by Clough-Barrick Co. to Veatch-Hollingsworth-England Funeral Home in Eugene for services Friday, July 25, 2 p.m. DST." OS Jul 25, 1952 2:3 Barrick's funeral home verified that remains were shipped to England Funeral Home in Eugene for funeral services and cremation.
WILCOX, F. Lucile Chase
b. 08 Apr 1886
d. 28 Apr 1950 D-15-02-04
on marker w/Arthur R. Wilcox
"Third Death in One Family in Three Weeks--The third death in one family in three weeks came Friday when Mrs. F. Lucille Chase Wilcox, 64, former Salem resident, died in Seattle.
Her mother, Mrs. Alta M. Chase, was buried in Salem three weeks ago and her sister, Beulah Hewitt, was buried here yesterday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilcox will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the W.T. Rigdon chapel.
The deceased was born April 8, 1886, and came to Oregon in 1891. She was educated in Salem schools and was graduated in 1915 from Oregon College of Education.
After teaching school in Eugene, Monmouth and Bozeman, Mont., the Mrs. Wilcox was married Nov. 27, 1924 to Arthur M. Chase, now deceased. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Salem Knife and Fork club." OS Apr 30, 1950 2:5
b. 11 Dec 1922
d. 25 May 1997 RA-15-01
b. 15 Sep 1946
d. 15 Sep 1946 C-43-01-01
Interment Record #1585
"In this city September 15, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Wilkinson of Salem. Announcement of services will be made later by the W.T. Rigdon company." OS Sep 17, 1946 5:2
WILLIAMS, Ada Kuntz
d. 25 May 1923 A-43-01-01
"Williams--At the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Kuntz, 797 north Winter street early Friday, May 25th, Mrs. Ada K. Williams. Survived by her husband, Hadwen H. Williams of Manila, P.I., her parents Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Kuntz, three sisters, the Misses Magdalene and Irene B. Kuntz and Mrs. Lucile K. Schramm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26th at 3:30 p.m. from Rigdon's mortuary, con-cluding service Lee Mission cemetery." CJ May 25, 1923 7:5
WILLIAMS, Agnes May
b. 26 Feb 1899
d. 01 May 1900 OLD 145-02
Safe in the Arms of Jesus
"Funeral Today---Funeral services over the remains of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Williams' young daughter will be conducted at the United Evangelical church on Cottage street at 2 o'clock this afternoon, by Rev. H. L. Pratt, pastor of the United Evangelical church. Interment will take place in Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 3, 1900 5:3
d. 21 Apr 1912 A-37-03-06
"Albert Williams, who died at his home, three miles east of Salem, at 4 o'clock Sunday morning, April 21, 1912, spent his early life in Wisconsin. He was a graduate of the Platville Normal school, holding a life diploma. Twenty-five years of his life were spent in teaching in the public schools of Wisconsin and of Oregon.
The last eight years of his teaching were spent as principal of the Alderbrook school, Astoria, Oregon. He then removed with his family to his home east of Salem, where he conducted his fruit and dairy farm for the last fourteen years. He lived a consistent, exemplary, Christian life, and was a member of the M.E. church. Those who knew him best found in him a true and sincere friend. He leaves a wife and four children: also two brothers, residents of Dodgeville, Wisconsin." OS Apr 25, 1912 5:4
WILLIAMS, Bert Guy
b. 17 Mar 1887
d. 30 Mar 1940 D-07-03-07
on marker w/Mabel E. Williams
"In this city Saturday, March 30, Bert Guy Williams, aged 53 years. Late resident of route four, Salem. Husband of Mabel Elizabeth Williams and father of Mary, Edward, Alice, Frances, Herbert and Elizabeth Williams, all of Salem, son of Evan Williams of Boise, Idaho. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the W.T. Rigdon company Wednesday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m., Dr. J.C. Harrison officiating. Concluding services Lee Mission cemetery." OS Apr 3, 1940 5:3
d. 24 Jul 1954 OLD 227-05
father of Mrs. Rita Bennett, San Bernadino, CA; buried ashes per Record of Interment #1846
WILLIAMS, Guy Lemoine
b. 11 Jul 1873
d. 10 Apr 1924 Salem, Oregon C-39-01-04
Interment Record #968
"Williams--Guy L. Williams died at 201 north 25th street April 19, age 51 years. Survived by his mother, Mrs. Edna Williams, one brother, M.C. Williams of Salem, one sister Mrs. Stella F. Bloom of Montana. Funeral services will be held from the Webb funeral parlors Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery. Rev. Blaine E. Kirkpatrick will officiate." CJ Apr 11, 1924 7:5 s/o Henry & Edna (Brown) Williams per D/C #288
WILLIAMS, Henry Whitmore
d. 27 Feb 1923 Salem, Oregon C-39-01-03
Interment Record #901
"Williams--Henry W. Williams died at the residence of his son, M.C. Williams 205 25th St., Feb. 27, at the age of 79 years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Edna H. Williams of Salem, Guy Williams of Montana, and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Bloom also of Montana. The funeral services will be held from Webb's funeral parlors, Church and Ferry street, today at 2:30 p.m., Rev Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Feb 28, 1923 3:3
WILLIAMS, John E. Rev.
b. 14 Aug 1863
d. 19 Jun 1948 A-28-02-08
38 years a Methodist Minister
on marker w/Lillie A. Williams
"Funeral Set Tuesday for Rev. Williams--Funeral services for the Rev. John E. Williams, pioneer Methodist minister and Salem resident for eight years, who died in a local hospital Saturday, will be held at the First Methodist church Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Edward Wolfe, pastor of the Sunnyside Methodist church in Portland, will officiate and interment will be in the Jason Lee cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the W.T. Rigdon company.
Williams, a resident of 1112 Mill st., was born in Galliton county, Ill., Aug. 14, 1863, and spent his boyhood in that state. He was married to Lillian A. Minden, at Preston, Kan., in 1888, and the couple moved to Dayton, Wash. His widow survives.
Moving to Walla Walla, Wash., Williams served as a minister and farmed in the valley until 1892 when he joined the old Columbia River Methodist conference at The Dalles. The conference later merged with the Puget Sound Methodist conference to form the Pacific Northwest conference.
While a member of the Columbia River conference, Williams served his first pastorate with the Covella circuit in Washington. He came to Oregon in 1911, serving as pastor at Prineville. As a member of the Pacific Coast conference, Williams served churches in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Indiana and Kentucky. Before coming to Salem he was pastor at Banks, Ore.
Surviving beside his widow are three daughters, Mrs. A.A. Segersten of Lewiston, Idaho, Ethel L. Williams of Fossil, Ore., and Mrs. Frances L. Arant of Forest Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Jeff Triplett and Mrs. John Black of Lewiston and Mrs. O.E. Carter of Portland; a brother, Low Williams of Myrtle, Idaho; three grandchildren, William E. Durand of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. R.L. Ettinger of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. C.A. Weaver of Stockton, Calif., and three great-grandchildren." OS Jun 20, 1948 12:3
WILLIAMS, John M.
b. 04 Apr 1829
d. 24 May 1920 OLD 229-10
"Former Linn County Man Dies at Local Hospital--John M. Williams, Oregon pioneer of 1850, died early Monday morning at a local hospital. He was 91 years old and for seven years which he had been a resident of Salem he lived at the Old People's home. For several years he was deputy county assessor of Linn county.
Mr. Williams was born in Missouri. He was a member of the Baptist church. After leaving Albany he lived in Portland until coming to Salem. Three children survive him, J.B. Williams of Portland, H.L. Williams of Washington, and Mrs. Martha L. Brink of Washington.
The body is at the Rigdon company and funeral announcements will be made later." OS May 25, 1920 6:5 Also see: May 26, 1920 5:5
WILLIAMS, Lillie Amelia
b. 06 Apr 1870
d. 02 Oct 1948 A-28-02-07
Love never faileth
on marker w/Rev. John E. Williams
"In this city October 2, Lillie Amelia Williams, late resident of 1112 Mill st. Survived by daughters, Ethel Williams, Salem, Mrs. Blanche Segersten, Lewiston, Idaho, and Mrs. Frances Arent, Forest Grove; brothers, Edward H. Minden and L.F. Minden, Stockton, Calif., Charles Minden, Lewiston, Idaho, Chester Minden, Corvallis, Albert Minden, Spokane, and Will Minden, Princeton, Idaho; also three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be held in the First Methodist church, Tues-day, October 5, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery. W.T. Rigdon company in charge." OS Oct 5, 1948 11:5
WILLIAMS, Mabel E.
d. 28 Nov 1979 D-07-03-06
on marker w/Bert G. Williams
"Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Liberty Christian Church for Mabel E. Williams, 87, of 1695 Berry St. NE.
Burial will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.
She died Wednesday in a Salem hospital.
Born in Butte, Mont., she came to Salem in 1934. She was a cannery worker and a cook, and had worked for two restaurants in Salem over a period of years.
Survivors include her daughters, Frances Van Valkenberg, Salem, Mary Bottani, Mill Valley, Calif., and Elizabeth Grant, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; son, Herbert G., Salem; sister, Mary Horine, Los Angeles; brother, Robert H. Holden, Price, Utah; and 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Barrick mortuary." CJ Nov 29, 1979 6D:6
b. 09 Jul 1908
d. 16 Jul 1908 N/A
"Death of Maxine Williams--Maxine, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Williams, who reside ten miles south of here, died on the 16th and will be buried at noon today in the Lee Mission cemetery. The funeral will take place from the Clough undertaking parlors." OS Jul 18, 1908 4:5 d/o C.E. & Nellie M. (Neal) Williams per D/C #7377
d. 29 Mar 1967 RA-55-01
"Mrs. Minnie M. Williams, 82, of 265 Patterson Drive NW, died Wednesday in a Salem hospital.
She was born in DeSoto, Iowa, and came to Salem in 1938. She was a member of West Salem Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughters Mrs. Oral Matthew, Salem, and Mrs. Irma McEwen, Seattle; son Myron Tobin, McMinnville; sister Mrs. Maude Sumner, Cowley Wyo.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at W.T. Rigdon mortuary, burial at Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Mar 30, 1967 I:7:4
WILLIAMS, Myron Tobin
d. 1980 RA-55-01
WILLIAMS, Pairolie [Hunsucker]
b. Jan 1861
d. 14 Jun 1948 Salem, Oregon C-38-04-04
"Mrs. Pairolie Williams, 70, late resident of 1156 Ruge street, West Salem, at a local hospital, June 14. Survived by her husband, Bert John Williams of Salem; a brother, Tee Hunsucker of Toledo, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Howell-Edwards chapel Thursday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m. Concluding services in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jun 16, 1948 11:5
WILLIAMS, Sarah J. Barnes
b. 14 Dec 1848
d. 05 Sep 1919 A-37-03-05
"Mrs. Albert Williams was born in Sandusky, Ohio, united in marriage to Albert Williams in Elk Prairie, Missouri and died in her home at Auburn, Salem, Oregon, September 5, 1919, at 8 a.m. A number of friends, her physician, her brother, J.W. Barnes and his wife, of Portland, besides her four children, were at her bedside. One other brother lives in the East and was not present. She was laid to rest in Lee Mission cemetery, September 8th beside her husband, who preceded her over seven years, and her sister Mrs. G.W. Grannis, who died about ten years ago. Her life was spent in the service of the master. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, being always present at the service when able.
With her husband she helped organize and support many Sunday schools, wherever they made their home. As they did the Auburn Sunday school, near her home, where she was the teacher of the young women's class, organized under the name of the "Faithful Workers" and which she last taught the Sunday preceding her death, having taught the class since the Sunday school was organized about eighteen years ago.
The influence of her exempliary and remarkably unselfish life, was always an inspiration to those who knew her. Besides her four children, who were with her, she had buried one boy. She also took the place of mother to several nieces, both in her own, and her husband's family, as well as to several outside the family circle.
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. N. Avison, assisted by Rev. G. L. Lovell, pastor of the class in her neighborhood. Her favorite hymn, `How Firm a Foundation,' was sung by Miss Barton. Her casket was buried by many floral offerings. Those of her Sunday school class who could be present formed a guard of honor." DOS Sep 20, 1919 2:3
WILLIAMSON, Annie May
d. 18 Nov 1891 OLD 206-02
"At the family home, on Asylum avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1891, at 2 p.m., Annie May Williamson, aged 12 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Deceased was the daughter of Dr. W.T. Williamson, assistant physician at the state insane asylum, and has been sick about two weeks, with disease of the heart.
The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. Williamson in this city are mourners with them in the great loss they have sustained in the death of their only daughter, who was a bright young lady of great promise. Her death was unexpected." OS Nov 19, 1891 4:5
"Miss Williamson's Funeral--The funeral of Miss Anna Williamson will be conducted this morning at 10 o'clock from the family home, on the avenue, near the asylum. Friends of the family are invited. The little body will be given final resting place in the Lee Mission cemetery. The death of this little lady was very sudden. She expected Tuesday to be able to go to school Wednesday--the day on which she died. Her desk in the private schoolroom of Miss D'Arcy, on Chemeketa street, where Anna attended school, is draped in honor of the memory of the pupil who had passed beyond and so untimely." OS Nov 20, 1891 4:2
WILLIAMSON, Charles S. Rev.
b. 02 Dec 1887
d. 02 Dec 1887 OLD 206-01
s/o Dr. W.T. Williamson per Record of Interment #4
WILLIAMSON, Louise Ellen Cuyler
d. 12 Jul 1913
WILLMAN, Etta Anders
d. 20 Jul 1904 D-28-01-01
"Willman--At the family home, 276 Church street, Salem, Wednesday morning, July 20, 1904, of tuberculosis, Mrs. Etta Anders Willman, wife of Frank L. Willman, aged 36 years.
While the above announcement comes as a severe shock to her many riends, it has for some time been known that Mrs. Willman was in very poor health. She had been failing for a year and a half, but only for the past few months has her condition caused the family any uneasiness. Since closing her studio this spring with graduation exercises, deceased seemed to have released her hold upon her very active career as a musical instructor. She has since that time gradually failed until her spirit finally passed away this morning.
Mrs. Willman was born at Thurmont, Maryland 36 years ago. After her marriage to Mr. F.L. Willman she came with him to Salem, Oregon, about 13 years ago. Since residing here the greater part of the time Mrs. Willman has maintained a music studio, and was recognized as one of the most accomplished persons in her profession in the West, having many graduates of exceptional ability.
Deceased leaves, besides her husband, a son, Frank L. Willman, Jr., aged 11 years, and also her mother, Mrs. A.J. Anders, who has for years made her home with her. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Wm. H. Biggs, of Baltimore, Md., and a brother, Dr. H.C. Anders, of Washington, D.C.
In the death of Mrs. Willman Salem loses one of her brightest stars, for she was not only an accomplished musician, familiar with all the classics and their significance in the world of art, but she was everywhere recognized as a most loveable woman, a charming conversationalist, and a true friend. Nothing was too much to do for those she loved, and her resources and energies were freely shared when the slightest wish of a friend or pupil seemed to demand them.
The funeral will be held at the home Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, and the burial will take place at the Lee Mission cemetery, adjoining the city on the east." DCJ Jul 20, 1904 8:4
WILLSON, Bessie C.
d. 27 Jan 1921 REMOVED
Removed May 5, 1928 to Belcrest Cemetery, Salem, OR.; obit Jan 28, 1921 3:2
WILLSON, Curtis W.
d. 05 Feb 1918 REMOVED
Removed May 5, 1928 to Belcrest Cemetery, Salem, OR.; obit OS Feb 14, 1918 1:5
WILLSON, Fred J.
d. 16 Oct 1924 REMOVED
Removed May 5, 1928 to Belcrest Cemetery, Salem, OR.; obit OS Oct 17, 1924 5:3
WILLSON, May Della
d. 13 Feb 1910 REMOVED
Removed May 5, 1928 to Belcrest Cemetery, Salem, OR.; obit DOS Feb 15, 1910 5:4
WILMES, Baby Girl
b. 06 Jan 1958
d. 06 Jan 1958 N/A
Lived one hour per Record of Interment #1928
WILMOT, Charles M.
b. 21 Jul 1875 Green Bay, WI
d. 12 Nov 1926 Marion Co, OR OLD 212-04
m'd 19 Jun 1897 Anna Westrich
"Charles M. Wilmot died Nov. 12 at the age of 51 years. Survived by his widow, Anna Wilmot, three sons, Thomas of Salem, Frank of Idaho, and Leonard of Salem, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Wright and Mrs. Margaret Mc-Cormack, both of Marshfield. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Nazarene church under the direction of Rigdon & Son. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Nov 14, 1926 7:7 s/o Chancy & Sarah (Tuttle) Wilmot per D/C #741
d. 02 Apr 1919 D-04-03-07
"Mother of James Wilson Passes Away at Airlie--Mrs. Agnes Wilson, mother of James Wilson, 1526 North Cottage street, died at the home of another son, C.E. Wilson, at Airlie, April 2. She was 84 years and 11 months old.
The funeral services will be held today at 2 o'clock from the chapel of Webb and Clough and will be conducted by Elder Swanson. Interment will be in Lee Mission cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ella Stubbs, of Jefferson, Mo., and by five sons, who are: W.H. Wilson of Colorado, James H. Wilson of 1526 North Cottage street, Salem; J.F. Wilson of Texas, C.E. Wilson of Airlie, Ore., R.A. Wilson of Missouri." OS Apr 4, 1919 5:5
b. 18 Jan 1834
d. 23 Oct 1915 D-04-03-08
Iowa 2d Lt
25 Regt Iowa Inf
"Wilson--at his home, 1588 North Capitol street, Salem, Or., at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 1915, Elder A. Wilson, aged 81 years.
He leaves a wife and six children to mourn him. W.N. Wilson, James H., R.A. Wilson, Mrs. Ella Stubbs, J.F. Wilson, J.E. Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was pastor of the Church of God in Salem for fifteen years. The funeral will be held at the church on Sixth street, Monday, at 2 p.m. Rev. J.A. Swanson of Portland will officiate. Burial will be in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Oct 24, 1915 5:5 (b. KY; s/o John and Mary (Thomas) Wilson; h/o Agnes per D/C #5530)
WILSON, Anna Maria
d. 22 Jan 1921 A-35-01-01
"poem..Ann M. Bowlus, born Feb-ruary 3, 1838, in Freemont, Ohio, was married to J.R. Wilson October 9, 1856, moving with him to Washington county, Kansas in 1870.
Mrs. Wilson came to Salem, Oregon in 1916 to live with Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Davis where she could have a daughter's care as she finished the journey of life.
In early womanhood Mrs. Bowlus united with the Methodist church, of which she has always been a devoted member. She was confined to her bed for over a year and paid the toll to the Great Beyond on January 22, 1921.
Children surviving her are Mrs. Blanch A. Davis, Salem, Oregon; Harry C. Wilson, Puyallup, Wash., J.R.S. Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, and Grace L. Hayes, Yakima, Wash. Friends and family alike bow to the inevitable and cherish the memory of a good long life, knowing that her troubles and pains have been laid aside with mortality." OS Jan 30, 1921 6:5
WILSON, Catherine Elizabeth
b. 11 Jun 1947
d. 03 May 1965 RA-48-04
'Cathi' our dear daughter and sister
"Catherine Elizabeth Wilson, 17, of 875 20th St. NE, died Monday at a Stayton Hospital. She had suffered from a kidney ailment since December.
Born in Berkeley, Calif., June 11, 1947, she had lived in Salem about nine years and was a senior at North Salem High School. She was honor queen of Bethel 35 Jobs Daughters and a member of the Salem First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Wilson; brothers Robert E. and Charles Andrew of Salem and R.A. Jr. and Philip Bruce of San Francisco; sisters, Mima Watson and Sally Margaret Wilson, Salem; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pine, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church under direction of Weddle Funeral Home, Stayton. Private committal will follow." OS May 5, 1965 6:2 w/photo
d. 06 Jul 1903 OLD 111-03
"Died Suddenly--Mrs. Frances Wilson Stricken With Heart Failure Yesterday Afternoon--Mrs. Francis Wilson, wife of D.M. Wilson, died suddenly of heart failure at 6 o'clock last evening, at the family home, corner of Commercial and Mission streets, in this city. Mrs. Wilson had been ailing for about six months, most of the time during which she was confined to the house, however, she was up and around the house yesterday, but was stricken without warning, and expired before any assistance could be rendered.
Deceased was 53 years of age." DOS Jul 7, 1903 2:4
b. 21 Jul 1915
d. 21 Jul 1915 Babyland
stillborn; per Record of Interment #668
d. 27 Mar 1955 N/A
"In this city, March 27. Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wilson of 4795 Harcourt, Salem. Sister of Bruce Wilson, Salem. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Lee Mission cemetery under direction of W.T. Rigdon Co." OS Mar 29, 1955 5:6
WILSON, Joy LaVonne
d. 13 Oct 1962 C-44-02-00
"Joy LaYvonne Wilson, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Wilson, 1880 13th St. SE, died Saturday in a Salem hospital of cancer. She had been ill for about two years.
Born at Aberdeen, Wash., Miss Wilson came to Salem from Aberdeen in 1945. She attended Judson Junior High School and for the past two years received special tutoring at home through South Salem High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she leaves one brother, Carl Wilson, and one sister, Barbara Wilson, both of Salem.
Arrangements are pending at Barrick mortuary." OS Oct 14, 1962 II:14:1
d. 08 Jan 1898 N/A
"In Yew park, Salem, at 9 o'clock a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 1890, of consumption, Mrs. Lottie Wilson, of McDonald county, Missouri.
The deceased was born in Illinois and while a child emigrated with her parents to Texas, where they remained for seven or eight years, thence they went to Arkansas, where they remained for seven years, thence she with her parents removed to McDonald county, Missouri, where she was united in marriage to W.J. Wilson. Soon after marriage her health began to fail very rapidly and her husband and parents, thinking that a change of climate would be beneficial to her, left their home in Missouri to try the delightful climate of Salem. The sudden change, together with the long wearisome journey, was too much for her to bear and she sank to rest. Her remain were interred at the Lee Mission cemetery yesterday. Deceased was a devoted wife and bore her afflictions without a murmur. Her death is sadly mourned by her husband and relatives. She had just arrived in Salem, having been here but a few hours when death relieved her suffering. She came here to visit her sister, at whose home she died." WOS Jan 16, 1891 6:6
WILSON, Richard Lee Francis
b. 08 May 1950 Salem, Oregon
d. 08 May 1950 Salem, Oregon C-43-03-01
Interment Record #1691
"Richard Lee Francis Wilson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wilson, 1530 Bellevue st., at a local hospital May 8. Also survived by sisters, Joy and Barbara Wilson, and a brother, Carl Wilson, all of Salem; grandparents, Mrs. Iva Lacey of Spokane, Wash., and Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Burnett of Salem. Services will be held Thursday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the Clough-Barrick chapel. Interment at Lee Mission cemetery." OS May 10, 1950 7:2
WINANS, Michael Allan
b. 14 Sep 1966
d. 10 Aug 1988 RA-16-07
In loving memory
"Michael A. Winans, 21, of Salem died Wednesday in Petersburg, Alaska.
He was born in Lebanon and was raised in Salem and Albany. He was a woodworker and an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, Jesse of Salem; daughter, Melissa of Salem; mother, Rosemary Cheek of Salem; father, Daniel C. Winans of Newberg; brothers, Steve L. and Ronald L., both of Salem; and sisters, Donna R. Anderson of Memphis, Tenn., and Linda S. Perrone of Albany.
Graveside services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem.
Virgil T. Golden mortuary, Salem, is handling the arrangements." SJ Aug 12, 1988 2B:3
d. 28 Aug 1869 DS-16
WIRE, Bessie Edna
d. 14 Apr 1962 OLD 195-00
"Mrs. Bessie Edna Wire, 975 Judson St. SE, wife of a retired Methodist minister, died Saturday in a Salem hospital at the age of 77. She had suffered a stroke April 1.
Mrs. Wire was the wife of Rev. Melville T. Wire, who retired and came to Salem in 1946. They had resided in 10 Oregon communities since their marriage in 1914, including Oregon City and Albany. The Rev. Mr. Wire's last pastorate was at Clinton-Kelly Church (now Trinity Methodist Church) in Portland. Since retirement he has served as supply pastor at Buena Vista and now at Oak Grove west of Salem.
Born in Wisconsin, Mrs. Wire came to Oregon from Iowa in 1909 and taught at Lakeview where her father, James S. Burgess, was superintendent of schools.
Besides the widower, she leaves one sister, Mrs. C.T. Winters, Gothenburg, Neb.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Virgil T. Golden chapel. Burial will be in Lee Mission Cemetery. Rev. Robert W. Burtner, district superin-tendent of Methodist churches, will officiate." OS Apr 15, 1962 7:1
WIRE, Lura May Hefty
d. 03 Jul 1972 OLD 195-00
wife of Wesley M. Wire
"Lura May Wire, 92, of 1625 Center St. NE, a resident of Salem since 1944, and a Methodist missionary in China from 1909 to 1921, died at her home Monday.
Surviving are daughter Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chernuslin, Denver, Colo.; sister Mrs. Dollie Johnson, Florence, and three grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Rigdon's Colonial Chapel. Interment will be in Jason Lee Mission Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Methodist Home." CJ Jul 5, 1972 15:3
WIRE, Mary Elizabeth
b. 30 Apr 1849
d. 26 Sep 1930 OLD 195-04
on marker w/Rev. M.C. Wire
"Mary Elizabeth Wire, widow of Rev. M.C. Wire, died in Portland yesterday after an illness of about four months. Mrs. Wire was born in Barnesville, Del Monte county, Ohio, April 30, 1849. She taught school at Evanston, Ill., and was a student at Northwestern university there.
In September, 1876, she was married to Rev. Melville Cox Wire. Three days later he became a member of the Rock River conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. They came to Oregon in 1884, Dr. Wire having been appointed pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, Salem. Her life in Oregon was spent in Salem, Eugene, Albany and Newburg.
Mrs. Wire took an active part in the organization of the Columbia river branch of the Women's Foreign Mission-ary society of the Methodist church and was its first corresponding secretary. She is survived by three sons, Rev. Melville T. Wire, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Klamath Falls; Frank B. Wire, Port-land, and Wesley M. Wire, Newburg; by one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Wire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley N. Wire of Newburg; a nephew, George T. Bradshaw, and a niece, Mrs. Bertha Bradshaw Moore, both of Portland; and other nephews and nieces in the east.
Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church of Newburg at 1 o'clock Monday and interment will be at the Lee Mission cemetery, Salem. Dr. M.C. Wire, her husband, died May 26." Oreg Sep 27, 1930 9:5
WIRE, Melville Cox Rev.
b. 11 Jun 1846
d. 26 May 1930 OLD 195-05
on marker w/Mary E. Wire
"Rev. M.C. Wire Passes--Retired Pastor Came To Region In 1884--First Charge in State Was Church at Salem, Serving There Until 1887--Rev. Melville Cox Wire, D.D., 83, for many years one of the most prominent leaders of the Methodist Episcopal church in Oregon, died late yesterday afternoon in the Glendoveer sanitar-ium. The funeral services will be held at Newberg, Or., the date to be announced later.
Had Dr. Wire lived until June 11 he would have celebrated his 84th birthday, having been born in 1846 at Union, Broome county, N.Y. He graduated from the then young Northwestern university at Evanston, Ill., in 1874.
Two years later the future Oregon minister graduated from the Garrett Biblical Institute. Upon completing this course Mr. Wire joined the Rock River conference of the Methodist church, this conference then including the Chicago district.
Just a week after he had become a member of the conference the preacher was married to Miss Mary E. Bradshaw.
In 1884 Rev. Mr. Wire transferred to Oregon. His first pastorate in this state was the church at Salem, of which he had charge from 1884 to 1887. The following year he was pastor of the church at Eugene.
In 1888 Dr. Wire was made presiding elder (now called superintendent) of the Portland district. He served in that field for six years, returning to the Eugene church in 1894.
There he was minister until 1896, when he was transferred to Albany, continuing in the work in the Linn county capital until 1904, when he was made presiding elder of the southern district, which comprised nearly all of southern Oregon. He held that important post until 1910, when he was retired from the ministry.
After he had completed his labors in the field of the church Dr. Wire moved to his farm near Newberg.
He is survived by his widow and three sons--Rev. Melville T. Wire, pastor of the Methodist church at Pendleton, Ore., and Frank and Wesley, both of Portland." Oreg May 27, 1930 12:5-6
WIRE, Melville T. Rev.
d. 22 Jun 1966 OLD 195-00
61 years a pastor of Methodist Churches in Oregon
"Rev. Melville T. Wire, 88, of 7693 Wheatland Road NE, died at his home Wednesday. He had been in ill health for some time.
The Rev. Mr. Wire was a resident of Salem for 20 years, coming to Salem after retirement from the Methodist ministry. He had been pastor of the Patton and Clinton Kelly Methodist churches in Portland. He served Methodist churches throughout Oregon for over 42 years.
While living in Salem he ministered at the Buena Vista and Oak Grove Methodist churches.
Survivors include his widow Bertha P. Wire of Salem and brother Frank Wire of Portland.
During his years of retirement, the Rev. Mr. Wire became known for his etching and other art work.
Services are pending at Virgil T. Golden funeral home." OS Jun 23, 1966 13:1
WIRE, Wesley Matthew
d. 14 Jun 1949 OLD 195-03
"Wesley Matthew Wire, late resident of 160 S. 15th st., in this city, June 14, at the age of 65 years. Survived by widow, Lura May Wire of Salem; a daughter, Mary Wire of Salem; two brothers, the Rev. Melville Wire of Salem and Frank B. Wire of Portland. Member of AF & AM lodge of Newberg and of the Methodist church. Services will be held Friday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the W.T. Rigdon chapel with Dr. Charles Rarick officiating. Concluding services at Lee Mission cemetery with graveside ritualistic services by the Masonic lodge." OS Jun 16, 1949 12:2
WITHAN, James Henry
b. 01 Jan 1852
d. 09 May 1925 OLD 162-02
"Withan---At the home on route 6, near Fruitland, on May 9, 1925, James Henry Withan, age 73. He is survived by his wife, Lydia, two sons, Wallace of Salem and David of Iowa, and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Coe of Salem and Mrs. Elizabeth Arehart of Kansas. Funeral will be held from the Terwilliger funeral home Tuesday 10:30 a.m., Rev. Beatles officiating. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." CJ May 11, 1925 7:5
WITHAN, Lydia L.
b. 09 Apr 1852
d. 04 Jan 1943 OLD 162-03
"Mrs. L. Witham Dies, Aged 91--Mrs. Lydia L. Witham, widow of the late James Witham, died early Monday morning at her home on Salem route six. Almost 91 years old, she was born on April 9, 1852, in Ohio.
Mrs. Witham is survived by one son, W.O. Witham of Woodburn; 11 grand-children and 20 great grandchildren. She belonged to the Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Terwilliger-Edwards chapel. Burial will take place at Jason Lee cemetery." OS Jan 5, 1943 5:8
WITHERS, Jackie Lee
d. 30 Nov 1952 C-43-04-14
Interment Record #1797
"Jackie Lee Withers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Withers, at a local hospital, Nov. 30. Survived by brother, Johnie Logan Withers, Salem; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Withers, Salem, Mrs. John Youncher, Port Angeles, Wash., Joseph A. Kray, Chehalis, Wash. Private services were held Dec. 2 with interment at Lee Mission Cemetery." OS Dec 3, 1952 17:3
WITHERS, LeRoy John
d. 12 Jan 1947 C-47-01-09
"In this city, LeRoy John Withers, late resident of route 1, Murphy, Ore., at the age of 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward John Withers, Murphy, Ore. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 13, at 3 p.m. in Lee Mission cemetery. Direction W.T. Rigdon company." OS Jun 13, 1947 4:2
WITHROW, Infant Boy
b. 22 Feb 1954
d. 22 Feb 1954 C-43-05-08
Interment Record #1838
"At a local hospital, Feb. 22. Survived by parents, Ronald and Ermina Withrow, Salem; brother, Terry Allen Withrow, Salem; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Pade, Salem, Mrs. Leola Hurt, Salem, H.H. Withrow, Indepen-dence. Private services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Clough-Barrick chapel. Rev. T.M. Gebhard officiated. Interment was at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Feb 25, 1954 II:5:5 s/o Roland & Ermina (Pade) Withrow per Barrick FH Record
d. Reserved RC-11-11
b. 21 Jul 1948
d. 21 Jul 1948 C-47-01-14
premature, buried grave 1 (from west) in plot 14
WITZEL, Elizabeth H.
b. 30 Nov 1851
d. 02 Mar 1931 OLD 144-05
on marker w/John H. Witzel
"Witzel Services This Afternoon--Last rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Witzel, 80, who died here yesterday morning, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the chapel of the Clough-Barrick company, with Rev. Putnam of Gladstone conducting the services. Interment will be in Lee Mission cemetery.
Mrs. Witzel was born in Waukesha, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl. In 1877 she came to Oregon and had spent the greater part of the time since in and around Salem. Since the death of her husband, John H. Witzel, in 1911, she had resided with her children here and was staying with her daughter, Mrs. Lavia Farris, at the time of her death.
In addition to Mrs. Farris there survive a son, W.H. Witzel, and two other daughters, Mrs. Lavila E. Dove and Mrs. Effie Treisch, all of Salem. Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive." OS Mar 3, 1931 5:6 b. Nov 30, 1850; d/o John & ? (Earl) Carpenter; w/o John H. Witzel per D/C #160
d. 06 Nov 1912 OLD 140-07
son of W.H. & L.A.
s/o W.H. & Lillian (Thompson) Witzel was stillborn per D/C #3279
WITZEL, John H.
b. 23 Dec 1847
d. 29 Oct 1911 OLD 144-06
on marker w/Elizabeth Witzel
"Witzel--Sunday, at 1:30 p.m., John H. Witzel, at his home in the Waldo hills, about seven miles east of Salem.
Mr. Witzel leaves a wife and four children, three girls and a boy. His age was 63 years 10 months. Mr. Witzel came to Oregon from Georgia when 6 years old and has lived near Salem ever since.
The funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock from the home. Interment will be made at Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Oct 31, 1911 5:5 s/o Benjamin Witzel per D/C #3086
WITZEL, Lillian A.
d. 04 Sep 1973 OLD 140-04
"Grande Ronde--Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, for Lillian Adel Witzel, 93, of Grand Ronde, who died Tuesday in a Sheridan nursing home.
W.T. Rigdon mortuary of Salem is in charge.
Mrs. Witzel was born in Michigan and came to Grand Ronde 15 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter Lois Gilstrap, Grand Ronde; sons Alwyn of Roseburg and Arel of Seattle, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren." OS Sep 7, 1973 26:1
WITZEL, William H.
b. 03 Mar 1873
d. 02 Sep 1948 OLD 140-05
"William Witzel Dies as Result of Heart Attack--William H. Witzel, 75, native of Marion county and Salem resident for 19 years, died from a heart attack Thursday at his home at 1599 Market st.
Funeral services will be held at the Clough-Barrick chapel Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. W.S. Fredericks officiating. Interment will be in Lee Mission cemetery.
Witzel was born on a farm near Waldo Hills March 3, 1873, and was married on October 30, 1900, in Woodburn to the former Lillian Thompson, who survives.
He operated a farm in the Waldo Hills district until 1919 when the family moved to Salem, and worked as a lineman for the Southern Pacific company for 12 years before retiring in 1935.
Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Gilstrap of Grand Ronde and Mrs. Eulalie Hawk of Salem, two sons, A.G. Witzel of Salem and A.L. Witzel of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Lorilla Dove and Mrs. Effie Priesch, both of Salem, and Mrs. Leria Farris of Independence; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren." OS Sep 3, 1948 6:3
WODECKI, Zerilda A.
b. 25 Sep 1857
d. 26 Jul 1886 OLD 198-04
"Funeral of Mrs. Wodecie--Mrs. Zerilda Wodecie, a daughter of the late Captain Menzies, of this city, died at Oakland, California, July 28th, and yesterday morning the remains were brought to this city and interred in the Lee Mission cemetery. Mrs. Wodecie was about 27 years of age, and had recently removed, with her husband, from Chicago, Illinois, stopping on her way to Oakland to visit her step-mother, at this city, a few weeks ago. She had but reached her new home at Oakland, where she was attacked with brain fever and died after being sick but eighteen days." OS Aug 8, 1886 3:1
b. 09 Sep 1890
d. 20 Nov 1920 D-20-01-03
"Mrs. Ida McAndrews, 32 years old, died at a local hospital at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. The funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 o'clock from the Rigdon chapel. Rev. George Koehler will be in charge. Interment will be in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Nov 21, 1920 5:4 d/o Alex & May (Mihkelson) Papelpa; divorced from Mike McAndrews; real name is Ida Wolberg per D/C #740
d. 02 Mar 1897 OLD 117-01
"Wolf--At the family home on Asylum avenue, near the orphans' home, Tues-day, March 2, 1897, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Wolf, aged about 10 years.
The funeral will be held this afternoon and the remains will be deposited in Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Mar 3, 1897 5:5
d. 16 Mar 1925 D-25-02-06
"Wolf--At his late home, route 8, Salem, Or., March 16th, 1925, George Wolf, age 77 years. Survived by his widow, one son Charles, 3 daughters, Mrs. Della Ramsey, Mrs. Stella Ferguson, Mrs. May Bradley, all of Illinois. Funeral services will be from the Terwilliger home, 770 Chemeketa Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Acheson officiating, committal service in Lee Mission cemetery." CJ Mar 16, 1925 5:4-5
WOLF, Mary Elizabeth
b. 25 Apr 1866
d. 26 Mar 1911 D-13-03-02
"Wolfe--At the Salem hospital, Sunday, March 26, 1911, Mary Elizabeth Wolfe, age 44 years.
The funeral took place from Rigdon's undertaking parlors Monday afternoon." DOS Mar 29, 1911 5:3
b. 15 Feb 1909
d. 21 Sep 1914 D-05-03-06
"Wolter--At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Wolter, 929 North Fifteenth street, September 21, 1914, Gertrude Wolter, aged 5 years 7 months 6 days.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the German Lutheran church at Sixteenth and A streets. Rev. Gross will officiate. Interment will take place in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Sep 22, 1914 5:6
b. 04 Aug 1855
d. 12 Feb 1940 D-05-03-05
"Mrs. Maria Wolter, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Froehlich, on route six, February 12, at the age of 84 years. Also survied by son, R.H. Wolter of Copper, Ore.; sister, Mrs. Katherine Oehler of Elroy, Wis.; grandchildren, Mrs. H.G. Steumke of Copper, Mrs. Warren Klug, and Gertrude, Wanda, Werna, Dorothea and Henry Froehlich and Elizabeth Wolter, all of Salem. Funeral services will be held from the Walker & Howell Funeral home Friday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. H.W. Gross officiating. Concluding services at Lee Mission cemetery." OS Feb 16, 1940 5:2 9:2 d/o John & Elizabeth (Wueneke) Meier; widow of Henry Wolter per D/C #155
b. 28 Jan 1907
d. 12 Jun 1907 N/A
"Wolter--Wednesday, June 12, 1907, at the family home, 804 North Seven-teenth street, Salem, Oregon, Walter Wolter, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Wolter, aged 4 months and 15 days.
The funeral will be held from the home at 1 o'clock p.m. tomorrow (Friday), the Rev. Byerlieu, of Albany conducting the services. Interment will be made at Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Jun 13, 1907 6:2 D/C #4055
d. Reserved RA-09-01
WOOD, Bertha L.
b. 10 Jun 1889
d. 10 Feb 1987 RA-09-03
"Bertha L. Wood, 97, of Salem, died Tuesday.
She was born in Clay County, Iowa, and moved to the Middle Grove area in 1948. She taught school in Iowa.
Survivors include her daughter, Lavona L. Wood, son, Robert R., both of Salem; brother R.F. Crosby, Caldwell, Idaho.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Barrick mortuary. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery." SJ Feb 11, 1987 2B:5
WOOD, Larry Eugene
b. 12 Aug 1947
d. 15 Mar 1973 RA-44-04
Rest in Peace
In Loving Memory of Tony
"Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at W.T. Rigdon mortuary for Larry Eugene Wood, 25, also known as Anthony Slate, of 955 18th St. NE, who was shot to death Friday by a Salem policeman. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery.
A native of Arkansas, he came to Salem a year ago and worked as a laborer.
Surviving are mother Mrs. Eska Grantz of Kansas City, Kan., and father Alvia Wood of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter Tina Marie Wood of Kansas City; brothers Alvia Ray Wood of Moravia, Iowa, James Wood of Kansas City, Mo. and Timothy Wood of Kansas City, Kan.; sisters Evelyn J. Wood of Kansas City, Kan., Deloris Parmenter of Bedford, Iowa, Alvina Wood of Kansas City, Mo., and Kathy Laister and Kristina Granz, both of Kansas City, Kan." OS Mar 18, 1973 24:5
WOOD, Lavona L.
d. 1996 RA-09-04
WOOD, Russell R.
b. 17 Apr 1886
d. 20 Mar 1983 RA-09-02
"Russell R. Wood, 96, of 5092 Silverton Road NE, died Sunday.
Born in What Cheer, Iowa, he was a rural school teacher, homesteaded in North Dakota and farmed and was a carpenter in Minnesota before coming to Oregon in 1948. He was a builder in the Salem area. He and his wife would have marked their 75th wedding anniversary this year. He attended the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha L., daughter, Lavona L., and son, Robert R., all of Salem; brothers, Leslie, Spencer, Iowa,; Lowell, Simi, Calif.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barrick mortuary. Inter-ment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery." SJ Mar 22, 1984 2B:3
WOODCOCK, Amanda J.
b. 15 Nov 1831
d. 19 Dec 1925 OLD 167-02
on marker w/Martin Woodcock
"Oregon Pioneer Passes--Mrs. Amanda Woodcock Dies At Age of 94 Years--Corvallis, Ore., Dec. 19--An Oregon pioneer of 1853 Mrs. Amanda Woodcock, 94, passed suddenly this morning in her sleep, following a day of apparent good health and unusual interest in the events of the day.
Mrs. Woodcock was a native daughter of New York. She was married in Wisconsin where she went in early years with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodard D. White, and with her husband, Martin Woodcock, came to Oregon by ox team and covered wagon in one of the trains of 1853.
The couple located in Lane county, later made their home in Benton county, near Monroe, then went to Portland, and finally to Salem, where they homesteaded on the Salem prairie and lived until Mr. Woodcock's death in 1884.
In 1905 Mrs. Woodcock came to Corvallis and has resided with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Savage. Mrs. Woodcock was the mother of the late M.S. Woodcock, president of the First National bank, whose death occurred earlier in the year.
The body will be taken to Salem for interment in the Lee Mission cemetery, following a service at the home here at 11 o'clock Monday morning." OS Dec 20, 1925 1:3 See also: C-GT Dec 19, 1925 p1
b. 20 Jul 1824
d. 22 Mar 1884 OLD 167-01
on marker w/Amanda J. Woodcock
died of pneumonia Pioneer to Oregon 1853 from Wisconsin per Marion Co Probate File #910
WOODCOCK, Thomas J.
b. 27 Nov 1868
d. 22 Jul 1914 D-30-02-01
"Funeral notice--Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Central Congrega-tional church over the remains of Rev. T.J. Woodcock, Rev. Perry Frederick Schrock, pastor of the First Congrega-tional church will officiate, assisted by Dr. George E. Paddack; state superintendent of Congregational missionary work. The burial will take place in Jason Lee cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock." OS Jul 24, 1914 5:5
WOODS, Joshua D.
b. 17 Apr 1849
d. 10 Aug 1908 D-07-03-05
"Drops Dead in Sawmill--Aged Employee of Spaulding Lumber Company Victim of Heart Disease--J.D. Woods Was College Man and Practiced Medicine For Several Years--Left His Home Yesterday Morning Apparently in the Best of Health and Died Within An Hour--Has Been Troubled with a Weak Heart and Death Was Not Wholly Unexpected--J.D. Woods, an employee of the Spaulding Lumber company, died early yesterday morning at the mill; the death being caused by heart disease.
Woods was a man of about 60 years, and has lived for some years in this city, his home being on the corner of 18th and D streets.
Although he had left home on the morning of his death in the best of health it has been known by his wife for some time that he was subject to heart trouble and the news of his death, though it came as a great shock to the family, was not altogether a surprise. The deceased, although he had been employed by the mill company for a number of months, was a graduate of a medical college and practiced medicine for a number of years. He leaves a wife and two daughters, one who lives at the home in this city and the other who is married and is living in San Francisco.
The funeral services will probably be held at the house tomorrow and the body buried in the Lee Mission cemetery.
Just before he fell dead Wood was talking and joking with the men in the mill. According to an eye witness, one of the workmen had on an apron belonging to Woods, who jokingly remarked that his companion had made a poor selection, as the apron was rather worn and ragged.
`I have a better one than that,' said Wood. `Why didn't you put this one on.' As he spoke he reached up to the nail on a post where the new apron was hanging. But before he could reach it he threw up both hands and fell backward on the floor. His companion rushed to the side of the prostrate man, and, to their amazement, found that he was dead. The coroner was immediately summoned, and the body removed to Clough's undertaking parlors.
The men on the second floor of the mill were laid off until afternoon." DOS Aug 11, 1908 1:5
WOODS, William P.
d. 03 Jun 1912 D-13-04-03
"Wood--At the local hospital, Monday, June 3, 1912, W.P. Wood, aged 50 years.
The funeral arrangements are in charge of Lehman & Clough. Interment will be in Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jun 4, 1912 5:5
"Francis and Arthur sleep at Lebanon, Oregon"
on marker w/Elizabeth H. & Libbie Woodward
WOODWARD, Annie Mae
See: WEATHERILL, Annie May
b. 10 May 1894
d. 21 Aug 1991 RA-31-01
on marker w/W. Tyrrell Woodward
"Woodburn--Catherine Woodward, 97, died Wednesday in Mount Angel.
She was born in Foresters Falls, Ontario, Canada, and had lived in Woodburn since 1965.
Her husband, W. Tyrrell Woodward, died in 1971.
She was a member of the Christian Church in Woodburn.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews in Canada.
Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Private interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden mortuary, Salem. Contributions may be made to the church, 126 N. Workman Drive, Woodburn, 97071." SJ Aug 22, 1991 2B:4
WOODWARD, Elizabeth Hall
b. 01 Dec 1827
d. 19 Nov 1871 OLD 161-02
wife of Rev. L. T. Woodward of the Ogn Conference--The last enemy to be destroyed is death
on marker w/Libbie Woodward
"Death of Mrs. E.L. Woodward--It is our painful duty to announce to our readers the sad intelligence of the death of Sister E.L Woodward, wife of Rev. L.T. Woodward, Presiding Elder of Salem District, Oregon Conference. She died at her residence in Salem on Sabbath morning last, in the 45th year of her age. We have known Sister Woodward for nearly twenty years, and can bear testimony to the uncommon excellency of her character as a Christian, and the great value of her personal labors and sacrifices in the cause of Christ. As a teacher, at home, in the day school, the Sabbath school, and the Bible Class, few were more intelligent, laborious and successful than she. The Statesman of Monday last says:
In all the walks of life she was a useful worker in every good cause, and her loss will be severely felt by those who were her co-laborers. As a wife and mother at home, as a neighbor and friend, and as a Christian woman, she lived respected and beloved in every relation. To the father and children, whose home life was brightened by her kindness, the loss is irreparable; but she leaves a blessed memory of pure life, brightened by Christian example to keep her name alive in the hearts of all who knew her. The death of Mrs. Woodward occurred on Sunday morning, and she died in the full triumph of faith, rejoicing and believing in her Savior. The funeral services were held in the M.E. Church yesterday morning, and were conducted in the most impressive manner by Rev. C.C. Stratton, Rev. Mr. Nickerson, and Profs. Rogers and Powell. They were gathered there besides the many and dear friends and associates, those of down trodden races whom she had taught, and their presence was not mere act of curiosity, but they came to see for the last time, and bear testimony of respect for one who had been their friend. Mrs. Woodward was 44 years of age. She had lived 22 years single and 22 years married. She came to her end in great peace and being asked, `Do you fear to cross the River?" She answered, `No I shall go over dry shod,' and she added, `Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.' She gave the Bible, which she had 26 years to her only son." PCA Nov 23, 1871 4:3
b. Jul 1852
d. 16 Nov 1872 OLD 161-03
our eldest daughter
on marker w/Elizabeth H. Woodward
"Death--Our citizens were consider-ably startled yesterday forenoon by the sad, although not wholly unexpected, news of the death of Miss Libbie Woodward, eldest daughter of Rev. L.T. Woodward of this city, and Presiding Elder of the M.E. Church. She died at Albany at three o'clock, Saturday morning, of typhoid fever. She was engaged in teaching music in the college at that place, and came home from Sunday School four weeks ago to-day sick, after which time she was confined to her room suffering intensely until relieved by the hand of Death. Her father and sister have been with her most of the time since she was taken sick and have been unremitting in their attention to her wants, as also was their family physician, Dr. E.C. Hall of this city; but her case was beyond human aid, and she was finally taken from her earthly friends to that bright upper world to join her sainted mother who departed thence but one short year ago. Libbie was moved by all who knew her, and the entire community feel her loss. She was just entering upon a brilliant future when she was cut down by him who doeth all things well. Her remains were brought down yesterday afternoon and were met at the depot by a large concourse of her personal friends who followed them to her once happy home now made desolate by her loss. Her numerous friends and acquaintances sympathize with them in this their deep affliction. A coincidence might be mentioned, that both mother and daughter were taken sick at Albany, and attended church there for the last time. Rev. Mr. Shaw, Pastor of the M.E. Church of that city, accompanied the friends of the deceased to their home and will assist at the funeral exercises today." DOS Nov 18, 1872 3:1
WOODWARD, William Tyrell
d. 05 Aug 1971 RA-31-02
on marker w/Catherine Woodward
"Woodburn--W. Tyrrell Woodward, 77, 1075 Princeton Road, died Thursday at a Salem hospital.
Born in Ferndale, Calif., he lived here seven years. He was a retired road construction worker.
Surviving are widow Catherine; sisters Mrs. Helen Gillespie, Salem, Mrs. Lennah Currie, Princeton, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Lucile McGhee Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Rachel Gayson, Seattle, Mrs. Edith Root, Grenada, Calif., Ruth Woodward, Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Evelyn DeMoss, Brookings; brother, Wayne, Arago.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Virgil T. Golden mortuary, Rev. Al Rice officiating. Interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to American Cancer Society." OS Aug 7, 1971 8:3
WOOLLEY, Leila A.
d. 12 Dec 1907 OLD 191-01
"Mrs. Woolley's Funeral Yesterday--Mrs. Leila Woolley, beloved wife of the Rev. C.H. Woolley, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Gardiner, Ore., died at the asylum at 5:30 p.m., December 12, as has already been noted in these columns, and was buried in the Lee Mission cemetery yesterday. Stricken with nervous collapse and a breaking down of the brain cells, she was hurried to the asylum in Salem for expert treatment. She became unconscious on the way and reached the asylum December 1 in an unconscious condition from which she did not emerge. After twelve days she quietly went home to be with Christ whom she loved and served. Her life was beautiful in its richness of sympathy and simplicity. Her father, mother, three sisters and a brother, who reside in Michigan, survive as do also her husband and only child, a boy of 13 years." DOS Dec 14, 1907 5:5
WORKING, Mary Margaret
b. 10 May 1911
d. 26 Jul 1924 OLD 230-08
"Working--Mary Margaret Working died at a local hospital July 26, 1924, at the age of 13 years. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seymore Working; three brothers and sisters, Elsie E., Minerva and Samuel J. Working, all of Salem. Funeral services will be held at the Webb funeral parlors, Monday, August 2, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Gillispie will have charge of the services. Interment will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." OS Jul 27, 1924 5:3 d/o Seymour & Minerva (White) Working per D/C #532
d. 15 Apr 1925 C-20-03-08
"Wortman--In this city, April 15, Mamie Wortman, age 16 years. Funeral services will be held from the Deaconess hospital chapel, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Interment in the Lee Mission cemetery, under the direction of Rigdon & Son mortuary." OS Apr 17, 1925 5:6
WORTH, Margaret E.
b. 04 Aug 1908
d. 12 Dec 1991 RA-27-03
on marker w/Theodore R. Worth
"Cannon Beach--Margaret E. Worth, 83, died Thursday in Salem.
She was born in Omaha, Neb. She moved to Salem in 1954, and later to Cannon Beach.
She married Theodore R. Worth in April 1929; he died in March 1980.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Claudia Risley of Cannon Beach, Shirley Luckey of Salem, Barbara Land of Portland, and Bernice Reffett of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; sons, Robert and Theodore, both of Hood River; brother, Sandy Spratlan of Portland; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchild-ren.
Graveside services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements are by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary, Salem." SJ Dec 14, 1991 2B:5
WORTH, Theodore Roosevelt
b. 04 Apr 1906
d. 28 Apr 1980 RA-27-04
on marker w/Margaret E. Worth
"Theodore Roosevelt Worth, 74, of 3833 Lancaster Drive NE, died Monday in a Salem hospital.
He was a construction worker for the city of Salem. He was born in Platt City, Mo.
Survivors include wife, Margaret; daughters, Bernice Reffett, Shirley Luckey and Barbara Dyer, all of Salem, and Claudia Smith, Portland; sons, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Robert of Hood River; brother, Floyd, Weimar, Calif.; sister, Nellie Fridley, Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lee Mission Cemetery. Rigdon-Ransom mortuary is in charge." SJ Apr 29, 1980 2B:4
d. 11 Jan 1890 N/A
"At home in East Salem at 11 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, 1890, Anna Wright, aged 22 years and 18 days.
The family has lived in Salem about fourteen years. Anna was a young lady of unusual intellectual promise. After finishing the high school course in the public school a few years ago she attended Willamette university for nearly two years. She taught six terms in Polk and Marion counties, and invariably succeeded in satisfying her patrons.
Last March while teaching near Sublimity her health began to fail and she was compelled to give up her school before the end of the term and for nearly a year she has suffered with great endurance. Miss Wright joined the church at the age of 11 and lived in accordance with her religious profession until her death.
She had many friends, both among the students and wherever she had acquain-tances. The only daughter of a large family, she is sorely missed. The family have the earnest sympathy of a large circle of friends in this hour of their sore trial. Her father is Wm. Wright. The funeral will be held today at 2 o'clock p.m., the remains being interred in the Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Jan 13, 1890 4:3
d. 25 May 1908 D-30-03-06
"Death of Mrs. Wright--Mrs. Emily A. Wright died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Richards, corner of Shippy and Capitol streets at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 23 days, of chronic stomach trouble. The funeral is to be held today at the home of her daughter, burial at Lee Mission cemetery. She leaves only one daughter to mourn her demise. Her husband has been dead for twelve years." OS May 27, 1908 5:6
WRIGHT, George B.
b. 28 Sep 1906
d. 21 Jul 1993 RA-33-09
"George B. Wright, 86, of Salem died Wednesday here.
He was born in the Oklahoma territory. He graduated from high school in Bliss, Idaho, in 1926 and from Gooding College in 1932.
He married Julia R. Logan in 1932 in Shoshone, Idaho. From 1932 to 1950, he was a school teacher and administrator in Idaho.
He came to Salem in 1950 and was principal of Liberty, Cummings and Highland schools, retiring in 1972. He later worked in Brennan's Music Unlimited for 12 years.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed music and instruments.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Darrell of Madras and James of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Virgil T. Golden mortuary. Private interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery." SJ Jul 23, 1993 3D:1
b. Sep 1881
d. 25 Oct 1881 OLD 166-04
child of Wm & L - aged 1 mo
on marker w/Tommie L. Wright
b. 06 Aug 1928
d. 07 Aug 1928 N/A
"Wright--In this city, August 7, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, of Salem, Rt. 7. Graveside services will be held at Lee Mission cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock." CJ Aug 8, 1928 9:8
WRIGHT, Julia R.
b. 03 Mar 1909
d. 05 Oct 1995 RA-33-10
"Madras--Julie R. Wright, 86, formerly of Salem, died Thursday.
A Nebraska native, she lived in Salem from 1950 to 1993. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and sewing. Her husband, George, died in 1993.
Survivors include her sons, Darrell of Madras and James of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Virginia Schmutte of Crete, Neb.; brother, Sherman Black of LaPine; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday in Virgil T. Golden mortuary in Salem. Private interment is in Lee Mission Cemetery." SJ Oct 7, 1995 4B:1
WRIGHT, Lydia Green
b. 21 Oct 1845 Astoria, IL
d. 16 Nov 1897 OLD 166-01
m'd Wm Wright Feb 14, 1868
All that knew her loved her
Erected by the Pacific Circle Woman of Woodcraft
alis volat proprus
Courage, hope & remembrance
"The Dead of A Day--Mrs. Lydia Wright Passes Away--Her Funeral Today --Mrs. Lydia Wright, long a well-known resident of this city, died yesterday morning at her home at the corner of Thirteenth and Ferry streets. To friends of the bereaved family, the announcement, though it will be received with sincere sorrow, will cause little surprise. Mrs. Wright has been ill for over two years with consumption. About three years ago she was stricken with blindness and this was really the beginning of the siege of illness which terminated yesterday in her demise.
She bore her affliction with such patience and fortitude that her friends were deceived into the belief that her condition was not alarming.
Several days ago she began to grow worse and it became apparent then that the end was near. She sank gradually until shortly before 12 o'clock yesterday noon when she expired.
Mrs. Wright was born in Bernadotte, Ill., and was in her fifty-second year. She had resided here about twelve years and was profoundly respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the orders of Degree of Honor, A.O.U.W.; of the Silver Bell Circle, W. of W., and the Ladies of the Maccabees. These orders will attend her funeral in a body.
The deceased is survived by her husband, William Wright, and seven sons, Samuel M., Charles C. and Virgil F., of this city; D. Perry, of Albany; Harvey L., Woodburn; W. Dean, Walla Walla, and Alfred S., of this city. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the Christian church, of which she was a most devoted member. Rev. Mr. Manning will officiate. Burial will be had in Lee Mission cemetery, where her three daughters sleep. Mr. Wright is in Butte, Montana." DOS Nov 17, 1897 5:2
WRIGHT, Samuel H.
d. 31 Oct 1897 D-30-02-07
aged 53 yrs
"Wright--At the family home, corner of Shipping and Capital streets, North of Salem, Oregon, Sunday, October 31, 1897, Samuel H. Wright, aged 53 years and 3 months.
The decedent was born in Illinois where he grew to manhood and married. Later he removed to Nebraska, where he remained a few years, when he came to Oregon, locating in Salem about fifteen years ago. He was for a number of years employed as a carpenter in this city, and was considered one of the best workingmen in that line. The disease to which he succumbed was typhoid malaria.
Deceased leaves a wife and one daughter; the latter the wife, of Job Richards, who resides on the Wallace fruit farms in Polk county.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 2 p.m. today; Rev. G.W. Grannis of the First M.E. church will officiate." DOS Nov 2, 1897 8:4
WRIGHT, Tommie L. "Little"
d. 13 May 1883 OLD 166-03
age 8y5m2d - We loved him
child of Wm & L. Wright
on marker w/Gracie Wright
d. 16 Nov 1897 OLD 166
b. 08 Aug 1844
d. 13 Apr 1935 OLD 166-02
"At a local hospital, April 13, William Wright, at the age of 90 years. Survived by sons, Perry of Salem, H.L. of Phoenix, Ariz., Alfred S. of Ontario, Ore., C.C. of Renton, Wash., V.F. of Chicago; six grand-children and two great grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the W.T. Rigdon company chapel with interment in Lee Mission ceme-tery." OS Apr 14, 1935 5:2
d. 14 Sep 1915 D-04-03-01
WROTEN, Delbert Earl
b. 01 Aug 1925
d. 28 Oct 1925 D-23-01-08
s/o T.A. & Flosie (Day) Wroten per D/C #729
b. 03 Feb 1923
d. 03 Feb 1923 D-15-04-06
stillborn per Record of Interment #894
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