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1. Harrison Davidson,1 son of Robert Davidson 2 and Elizabeth Gochanour,3 was born on 20 Oct 1836 in Wardensville, Hardy, Virginia, United States,4 died on 2 Dec 1925 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States5 at age 89, and was buried on 4 Dec 1925 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.6 Another name for Harrison was Harry Davidson.7

General Notes: Quoted from the "Davidson History 1836-1969",
written by Viola Davidson Farmer. (Daughter of Harrison Davidson)
Harrison Davidson was born Oct. 20,1836 in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. His father was Robert Davidson-Scotch & Welch. His mother was Elizabeth Gochenour Davidson-German & Irish. He was the youngest of three brothers: Henry and Noah being older. When he was four years old, his father died, and shortly after this his sister, Mary, was born. The boys went to live with other members of the family. Elizabeth kept the baby girl with her. She became a tailor and made her own living. Harrison went to live with (believe this should be Viola's Uncle Henry Davidson)his uncle Henry (abt 1842). Henry had one child of his own, a son. He planned to give each of the boys -Harrison and his own son- a piece of land and a farm to start when they were 21. His own son said he preferred to have $100 and go on his own way. so, Uncle Henry gave Harrison his choice also.
In the meantime, the whole family had moved to Ohio into the Milford Center area. Now it seems that Harrison and his cousin, Henry were interested in the same girl. The day Harrison found that Henry was engaged to his "Nancy" girl, he was unhappy all day, but plowed corn as usual. This was about his 21st birthday, and his decision was made. He unhooked his big Clydesdale team and started to lead them to the water trough. One horse got in a hurry and stepped on Harry's foot, just about ruining his big toe. He figured he could not plow corn for several days and not wanting to see his girl marry his "brother", he gave way to the "Go West, Young Man" slogan and ask for his $100.

He boarded a train to New York and booked steerage passage to Panama (abt 1857). There he rode a narrow gauge railroad across the isthmus and had his first look at the Pacific Ocean.

I am not clear on his joining up with Barnum & Bailey Circus, but I think he went to San Francisco by boat and got a job driving for the circus. At any rate, I remember many stories he told of his experiences there. Like the time a trainer stuck his head in a lion's mouth. I think he had spent one winter in the training area and had seen this man do it many times without harm, but to his alarm and disgust. Harrison was a very brave man with few fears for the necessary thing, but temperate and not willing to take unnecessary risks. Well, the story about the Lion! This day he was cross and uncooperative and he clamped down on the trainers head and held it. The band went into action and as long as they kept up the proper tempo the lion just held, but if they slowed at all, he tightened up. So, the band played steadily until another trainer worked close enough to put a pistol at the lion's ear and break his jaw with a lethal bullet. The trainer was not in very good shape after that, but he lived. When the circus went on the road in the spring, Harry went as a teamster and he drove the wagon for Tom Thumb and his tiny wife. He grew very fond of both of them and enjoyed caring for them that year. When they got to winter quarters in the fall he left them for the gold fields at Marysville (abt 1859).
He bought a big freight wagon and four horses, and formed a partnership with a big burly man called "Smash" because his huge misshapen nose. They freighted supplies into the mine areas and gold ore out..San Francisco, Marysville, Susanville, Reno, Las Vegas, Truckee, Fort Bridger, Carson City, & Virginia City. I loved to sit on his lap in the evenings while he told his travels and experiences like the time he and Smash nearly got shot in a saloon brawl.
He hauled gold from "The Hornet"-that deep, deep hot mine where men could only work 1/2 hr shifts at a time. It was also called "The Yellow Jacket" He told of passing Lake Tahoe--how beautiful and clear the water was and the many objects on the bottom..even at great depths..he could see. He stayed many nights at a small Hotel in Beckworth on the Nevada/California line. The hotel was run by Mr. & Mrs Eden Cramer. He met and married their daughter, Virginia (May 1,1873). They headed north when the gold traffic tapered off. The Cramers had built up a fine herd of Durham cattle. With two or three wagons, and horse and cattle herds, they started North (1881), working along the new railway up through Dunsmuir, Klamath Falls, Medford, Ashland until they finally reached the Willamette Valley (abt 1882). In the Mary's Peak area they homesteaded six miles south of Blodgett and 12 miles west of Philomath on the Harlan Road. (Note) On the trip to Oregon, the Davidson's stopped at Canyonville for several months and worked on the Southern Pacific Railroad tunnel at Cow Creek Canyon. Their teams were used in its construction. Harrison Davidson was in charge of all the horses, even supervising their care if they became sick. He was also a skilled axe man, after cutting a log half through, he would roll it over and cut from the opposite side. The surface would be as smooth as if it were sanded..as told by Robert E. Davidson.

From: David D. Norris Family Tree Records: Harrison lived during the Civil War. He wasn't in the army, but he hated Lincoln. He drove wagons from Frisco to the gold mines. He also drove a wagon for Barnum Baily-Tom Thumb's.

BLM-Land Grant-Benton County Oregon:
Names
Patentee: HARRISON DAVIDSON
Survey
State: OREGON
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 7/15/1904
Land Office: OREGON CITY
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: Yes
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: HOMESTEAD ENTRY-ORIGINAL (12 Stat. 392)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 6637
Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 023181
BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 023181


Voter Registration File: Family Search Website:
Name:Harrison Davidson
Event Type:Voter Registration
Event Date:1867
Event Year Range:
Event Place:Sierra Valley, Plumas, California, United States
Age:29
Birth Year (Estimated):1838
Birthplace:Virginia
Page:
GS Film number:977087
Digital Folder Number:005028169
Image Number:00008

Citing this Record:
"California Great Registers, 1866-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT67-8VH : accessed 28 May 2015), Harrison Davidson, 1867; citing Voter Registration, Sierra Valley, Plumas, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,087.

Voter Registration-Family Search Website:
Name:Harrison Davidson
Event Type:Voter Registration
Event Date:23 May 1879
Event Year Range:
Event Place:Beckworth, Plumas, California, United States
Age:41
Birth Year (Estimated):1838
Birthplace:Virginia
Page:8
GS Film number:977087
Digital Folder Number:005028169
Image Number:00192

Citing this Record:
"California Great Registers, 1866-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT67-T5Y : accessed 28 May 2015), Harrison Davidson, 23 May 1879; citing Voter Registration, Beckworth, Plumas, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,087.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: with Uncle Henry Davidson, Abt 1842, Castalia, Erie, Ohio, United States.

Census: Jul 1860, Norwich Township, Franklin County, Ohio, United States. 8

Census: 13 Aug 1870, quartz Township, Plumas, California, United States. 9

Property: Personal Property $1,000, 13 Aug 1870, Quartz Township, , California, United States. 9

Occupation: Teamster, Freighter & Farmer, 1872. 10

Census: Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmorada County, Nevada, United States. 11

Occupation: Farmer, 24 Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmorada County, Nevada, United States.

moved: Cow Creek, Oregon, 1881.

moved: the Marys Peak-Blodgett area, Abt 1882, Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 12

Census: 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Farmer, 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Harrison married Austia Ann Virginia Cramer,13 daughter of Edon Cramer 14 and Martha Hughell,7 on 1 May 1873 in Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States.15 Austia was born on 10 Mar 1855 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States,16 died on 20 Sep 1942 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States17 at age 87, and was buried on 23 Sep 1942 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.18 Other names for Austia were Austina Cramer,19 Virginia Austia Ann Cramer,20 Virgie Davidson, and21 Virginia Ann Davidson.7

Marriage Notes:




Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 1872.

Residence: from California Voters Registration Records, 23 May 1879, Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States.

Census: Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States. 11

Migrated: to the NW section of Marys Peak, 1885, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 12

Census: 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Oct 1915, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States. 22

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

General Notes:
Virginia Anne Cramer was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Eden and Martha. In the spring of 1864, when she was nine years old, she came across the plains to California in her father's wagon train.
About 1896 Mrs Davidson opened the post office in her home and called it Peak, Oregon. They lived there until the family was raised, then moved to Philomath for the last few years of their lives. Peak, Oregon Post office was commissioned Oct 11,1899 and decommissioned Oct 15,1917-Oregon Geographic Names.

(Quotes from the Davidson History 1836-1969,written by Viola Davidson-Farmer).

Story as told by Virginia (known as Grandma Davidson) to Trepha Hamm Baron:
When the wagon train was crossing the plains the Indians would visit the campsites to trade for beads and etc. Grandma remembered how one Indian wanted to buy her and how frightened she was that her folks might want the horse and blankets that the Indians were offering as trade. He kept adding more things to the pile and her Father finally ordered him to leave. The next day the train camped by a river and the women washed clothing and the men hunted. Grandma and her sister were to take a nap in the wagon while their clothes were being washed. They woke up when they heard a noise as the Indian was reaching for Grandma. She wiggled free and they screamed as they climbed over the wagon seat. The Indian ran away when he heard people coming and a very scared little girl ran to her Mother.
(Known as "Virgie".

Another story told by Grandma Davidson to Trepha Hamm:

It was very boring traveling day after day in dust and heat. Sometimes they could almost look back to where they had camped the night before. While cooking and the chores were being done, the kids played little games. This evening Grandma and her sister decided to blindfold one and let the other lead her to something to identify or which way was to camp that sort of things. Grandma leading her sister and told her a big brown dog was coming toward them. Her sister said "there are no brown dogs here". Grandma kept insisting and she said "now it's standing on it's back legs can't you hear the noise it's making?" By that time here sister could hear it and jerked off her blindfold and screamed "It's a bear, it's a bear". Some man shot his gun in the air and the bear turned and ran. I expect two scared girls ran too, but at least they had some excitement that day!.

***1939 Interview Recorded Benton County,Oregon***
Mrs. Virginia CRAMER DAVIDSON July 1939


Mrs. DAVIDSON was interviewed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver FARMER, at the east end of College Street in Philomath. She is interested in preserving a record of the early times and her manner of recounting her early experiences inspires confidence in her statements. She said:
"My parents were Eden and Martha CRAMER. Mother's maiden name was HILL. Father was born in Virginia but met mother in Illinois. Mother was born in Indiana. Her father was a great mover and she had lived in several states."
"Father first crossed the plains in 1850, before he was married. He went to California and stayed for a short time but did not find his fortune. He learned about the way, however, which was a great help to him on his second trip. After their marriage my parents moved from Illinois to Iowa, and then to California in 1864. I was nine years old then and remember the trip well. We settled in Plumas County in Northern California."
"We had four wagons to make the crossing; two were drawn by horses and two by three yoke of oxen to each wagon. Besides his own family father had three helpers, to aid in driving and caring for the stock. Father did not want anyone with us who would not accept his leadership. He had been over the road and had ideas about how the trip should be made. Different people traveled with us for parts of the way, but no one came all the way with us." "There was little sickness on the way. One of the helpers had mountain fever. Grandmother Hill was sick when we started but she wanted to come so badly a bed was fixed for her in one of the wagons. They expected certainly to bury her on the plains but she began to mend, got up from her bed, and lived several years in California. She went back to Iowa to die." "The train commonly made about twenty miles a day. When grazing was poor we traveled more steadily. Where grass and water were plentiful we would often stop for two or three days or a week to graze the stock and keep them in condition. We left home early in March because feed was scarce in our part of Iowa that year but was more plentiful and cheaper in the western part of Iowa. We reached the Missouri River opposite Omaha and camped for two weeks to give the grass along the route time to grow. Father arranged with the ferryman to be warned so as to make the crossing before the rush should begin. On the day when he crossed there were three miles of wagons waiting to be put over the river. This was a steam ferry and took a line of wagons in a horse shoe line about the rim of the boat. In the center was a corral for the loose stock. Quite a number of wagons were carried at one time."

"On the Omaha side we waited for another week or two before starting west in earnest. We took the trail on the south side of the Platte River. The Indians did not molest us and there was no excitement until we got into Utah. There a crazy Mormon visited the camp one evening. I was scared by his strange actions. The men wondered if he might not be a spy acting crazy for a blind, and a close guard was maintained until Salt Lake City was passed. Before that time they had not kept a guard. Somewhere between the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades the train was cut in two by a herd of antelope. Most of the way we saw no game. It was said that the Indians had driven it back from the trail."
"Grandfather Hill had a daughter in California and wanted to go there. Somewhere after we crossed the Rocky Mountains the trail forked. Father finally decided to go to California and took the California trail, which crossed a corner of Nevada. There was desert to be crossed which took all night and part of the next day. We came to the edge of the desert about the mid-forenoon. We waited until night to avoid the great heat of the sun on dry sand. While waiting the men cut wild hay and loaded it on the wagons for feed on the desert stage of the trip. About sundown we started. My brother and one of the helpers were driving the loose stock. About midnight my father missed the sound of the bells on the loose stock and said we had lost them. After a time we heard the bells again. Brother told us the stock had left the trail and found a water hole. It was too dark for the men to see where they were going and all they could do was follow. They said the water was as good as any on the trip. After the stock had their drink they led the drivers back to the train."
"We did not reach the end of the desert at the Truckee River until ten o'clock the next day. Father had scouted ahead and came back to warn the drivers to use care to keep the teams from bolting when they smelled the water. I was riding in the front wagon. The drivers turned from the trail in a fan-shaped formation so that there would be no danger of locked wheels. Soon Old Buck raised his head and began to sniff the air. Then the others smelled the water. The drivers got out on the wagon tongues and clubbed the oxen in the face to slow them down, but all were running when they reached the river." "The folks settled in a valley at the source of the middle fork of the Feather River. The valley was about fourteen miles wide by 22 miles long. We were about forty miles from Reno, Nevada, forty miles from Truckee, and forty miles from the Eureka Mine. Father raised cattle and horses and some grain.
We could cut all the wild grass that we needed for hay, and it was a first quality hay, too."
"My parents had eleven children but only six lived to grow up. They were Julia Ann, Elizabeth, George, Frank, Kate and myself. I got my schooling in Plumas County. The school term was only three months at first, but was increased to six and then to eight months. We studied the usual "three R's" and geography and history. Physiology was added just before I stopped attending, but we did not have any text-book in that subject. The school only went as far as the eighth grade."
"I married Harrison DAVIDSON in 1872. My husband was a teamster. He owned his own outfit and took work where he could find it. A great deal of the time he was freighting to Virginia City or to the Eureka Mines. In 1885 we came to Benton County, Oregon, and settled at the northwest foot of Mary's Peak, where we lived for over thirty years. Our place was drained by Bark Creek which reaches Mary's River by way of Shot Pouch Creek. There was some good farm land on the place, but we depended mostly on the timber. There was much cedar there and our income was from the shakes, hand-shaved shingles, and fence posts. I started the Peak Post Office on our place and was postmaster for over twenty years. The route was from Philomath to Harlan in Lincoln County by way of Peak. It was twenty miles of hill route over un gravelled roads and in winter it was a long hard grind for two mules and a light buckboard. The mail came in one day and back the next, and the driver commonly had two teams and drove them turn about. In the winter the driver was frequently obliged to cut through fallen trees that blocked the road."
"Our children were Robert Eden, Martha (Mrs. JANUARY), Gertrude (Mrs. HAMM), George, Mary, Noah and Violet (Mrs. FARMER). I am living here with Violet and taking a rest. The world is not so bad and it will be all right when we old folks get our pension."

Peak Post Office was established: Oct. 11, 1899 and discontinued Oct. 15th, 1917.

1900 Oregon Census:
Lists an Elizabeth Meats as a boarder age 18 born Kansas living with the Harrison and Virginia Davidson family.

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Postmaster, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States. 23

Census: Iowa State, 1856, Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

Alt. Birth: Mar 1856, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

Census: Jun 1860, Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. 19

moved: Moved to California in her Father's Wagon Train., 1864.

Census: 1870, Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States. 24

Census: Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmorada County, Nevada, United States. 25

moved: Family moved to Canyonville "CowCreek", 1881, Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

moved: Family moved to Marys Peak Area, 1882, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Postmaster, 11 Oct 1899, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 238 East College St, Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 27

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Robert Edon Davidson 28 was born on 11 Jan 1874 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States,29 died on 8 Mar 1952 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 78, and was buried on 10 Mar 1952 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

   3 M    ii. Albert Weber Davidson was born on 2 Jun 1877 in Goldfield, Teller, Colorado, United States and died on 25 Sep 1878 in Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States at age 1.

+ 4 F    iii. Martha Elizabeth Davidson was born on 12 Apr 1879 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States,31 died on 24 Oct 1915 in , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States at age 36, and was buried on 26 Oct 1915 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.22

+ 5 F    iv. Eva Gertrude Davidson 22 was born on 22 Jan 1880 in Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States,32 died on 26 Mar 1971 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 91, and was buried in 1971 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

+ 6 M    v. George Henry Davidson 33 was born on 26 Feb 1882 in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon, United States,34 died on 16 Feb 1919 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States35 at age 36, and was buried on 19 Feb 1919 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.36

+ 7 M    vi. Noah Francis Ephream Davidson 37 was born on 30 Nov 1886 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States,38 died on 1 Jan 1916 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States39 at age 29, and was buried on 3 Jan 1916 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.37

+ 8 F    vii. Mary Jane Davidson 22 was born on 6 Jun 1889 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States,40 died on 7 Mar 1973 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States41 at age 83, and was buried on 10 Mar 1973 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.42

+ 9 F    viii. Viola May Davidson 43 was born on 1 May 1897 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,44 died on 9 May 1995 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States45 at age 98, and was buried on 12 May 1995 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.46

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2. Robert Edon Davidson 28 was born on 11 Jan 1874 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States,47 died on 8 Mar 1952 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 78, and was buried on 10 Mar 1952 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States. 11

Census: Jun 1900, Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: Apr 1910, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 48

Occupation: Warehouse Man for Southern Pacific Rail Road, 12 Sep 1918, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. 49

Physical Description: 12 Sep 1918, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. 50

Residence: RFD #2, 12 Sep 1918, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. 49

Census: Jan 1920, , Lane County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Carpenter, Apr 1930, Glenwood, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: 5 Apr 1930, , Lane County, Oregon, United States.

Robert married Ivy Italia Meats,51 daughter of George Rolland Hill Meats 52 and Alice Oshel,53 on 25 Dec 1899 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.54 Ivy was born on 5 Jul 1879 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States,55 died on 22 Nov 1955 in , Lane County, Oregon, United States30 at age 76, and was buried in Nov 1955 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes:
Oregon State Archives:

Case# 7-135b Name Meats, Iva & Davidson, R. E. Date 1899 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical

Marriage Certificate:
R. E. Davidson, Philomath and Miss Ivan Meats, Philomath are married in the presence of E.C. Cochran and Lois Lewis in Benton County, Oregon on Dec. 25, 1899 by Rev. Myron Boozer (Corvallis, Oregon)

Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: Miss Iva MEATS
Date: 25 Dec 1899
B/G: Groom
Source: Book:7 Page:135b
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: George Meats (Correction is Robert Davidson)
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Iva Meats
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1899
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name: George
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDJ020



Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Jun 1900, Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: Apr 1910, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 48

Residence: RFD #2, 12 Sep 1918, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jan 1920, , Lane County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 5 Apr 1930, , Lane County, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: Concord Ave, 2 Apr 1940, Glenwood, Lane, Oregon, United States. 56

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jun 1880, Everett, Woodson, Kansas, United States. 57

Residence: RFD #2, 12 Sep 1918, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. 49

Children from this marriage were:

   10 M    i. Robert Benjamin Davidson was born on 19 Nov 1900 in Peoria, Linn, Oregon, United States and died on 14 Jan 1987 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States30 at age 86. Another name for Robert was Ben Davidson.

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index:
Name: Davidson, Ben R
County: Marion
Death Date: 14 Jan 1987
Certificate: 87-00832
Spouse: Mary
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1900

General Notes: Changed name from Robert Benjamin Davidson to: Ben Davidson

Robert married Mary Lucille Hazen on 12 May 1928 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.58 Mary was born on 27 Aug 1908 in Arapahoe, Furnas, Nebraska, United States26 and died on 5 Jun 1984 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States30 at age 75.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Occupation: government inspector. 58

Census: Apr 1930, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 26

Residence: 1935, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 59

Residence: S. 15th, 1940, Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

Census: 2 Apr 1940, Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States. 59

Residence: 1946, Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

Residence: P O Box 1095, 1952, Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

Residence: P O Box 1095, 1954, Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 3003 Tide Ct NE, 1974, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 3003 Surfwoood Dr. NE, 1975, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

Social Security Number: 543-30-9842, 1984.

   11 M    ii. Leland Ray Davidson was born on 21 Mar 1905 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States,60 died on 30 Jan 1986 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 80, and was buried in 1986 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States. Another name for Leland was Leland Roy Davidson.

Birth Notes: US Public Records Index:
Name: Leland R Davidson Birth Date: 21 Mar 1905 Address: 3825 E 19th Ave City: Eugene State: OR Zip Code: 97403-2488

Oregon State Archives-Historical Records Index:
Case# 0517 Name Davidson, Leland Roy Date 03/21/1905 Record Type Evidence County Lane Source Health

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index
Name: Davidson, Leland Ray
County: Lane
Death Date: 30 Jan 1986
Certificate: 86-01993
Spouse: Lulu
Birth Date: 21 Mar 1905

General Notes:
Oregon State Archives:
Case# 0517 Name Davidson, Leland Roy Date 3-21-1905 Record Type Evidence County Lane Source Health

Leland married Lulu Stiles Bingham,61 daughter of Amherst Williughby Bingham 62 and Grace D. Stiles,63 on 12 Aug 1939 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.58 Lulu was born on 17 Nov 1907 in Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States,64 died on 30 Mar 1988 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 80, and was buried in 1988 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 1 Apr 1940, Glenwood, Lane, Oregon, United States. 65

Residence: 1941, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 21 Apr 1910, Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, United States. 66

Immigration: to Canada, 1912. 63

Census: 1916, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada. 63

Travel: Border Crossings from Canada to USA 1895-1956, 21 Jan 1935, Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States.

Social Security Number: 541-14-6081, 1988.

   12 M    iii. Davidson 58 was born on 19 Dec 1914,58 died on 19 Dec 1914 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States,58 and was buried in Dec 1914 in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

4. Martha Elizabeth Davidson was born on 12 Apr 1879 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States,31 died on 24 Oct 1915 in , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States at age 36, and was buried on 26 Oct 1915 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.22

General Notes:
Marriage Conflict: 19 Nov 1896 Per Edith Farmer family info (1998).

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jun 1880, Mason Valley, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States. 11

Martha married Wesley Winfield January,38 son of Jonathan January 67 and Elizabeth Blachly,68 on 19 Nov 1896 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.69 Wesley was born on 22 Oct 1859 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States,70 died on 16 Jan 1931 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States71 at age 71, and was buried on 19 Jan 1931 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.72

Marriage Notes:
Oregon State Archives:
Case# 7-035a Name Davidson, Martha E & January, W. W. Date 1896 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical

Marriage Certificate: W.W. January and Martha E. Davidson are married in the presence of: T.D.Mason and Harry Simons by Rev. A. Tunnison on Nov 19, 1896 at the home of H. Davidson in Lincoln County.

Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: W W JANUARY
Date: 19 Nov 1896
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:7 Page:35a
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: W. W. January
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Martha E. Davidson
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1896
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDHRL4




Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Jun 1900, Big Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: May 1910, Big Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

General Notes: BLM-Land Records: Oregon:
Names
Patentee: WESLEY W JANUARY
Survey
State: OREGON
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 9/15/1891
Land Office: OREGON CITY
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: HOMESTEAD ENTRY-ORIGINAL (12 Stat. 392)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 3164
Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 026306
BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 026306
Legal Land Description:
Aliquot
Parts Sec./
Block Township Range Fract.
Section Meridian State Counties Survey
Nr.
NE 22/ 12-S 8-W No WILLAMETTE Oregon LINCOLN

Operated a small store at Harlan about 1911.

Book: Lords of Themselves A History of Eastern Lincoln County, Oregon by M. Constance Hodges Page 130: Abt 1911 Wesley W. January had a small store in Harlan and also had taken over the Post Office.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: Aug 1860, , Lane County, Oregon, United States.

Census: Aug 1870, Coast Fork Township, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1880, Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1900, Big Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 31

Occupation: General Farm Labrer, May 1910, Big Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, Harlan, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 73

Census: Jan 1920, Big Elk, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: 1930, Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

   13 M    i. Albert Winfield January Sr. 22 was born on 23 Mar 1898 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States and died on 5 Mar 1974 in Homestead, Dade, Florida, United States at age 75.

Death Notes: Florida Death Index 1877-1998
Name: Albert W January Death Date: 5 Mar 1974 County of Death: Dade State of Death: Florida Age at Death: 75 Race: White Birth Date: 23 Mar 1898

General Notes: Oregon, Death Index:
Case# 018
Name January, Albert Winfield
Date 03-21-1898
Record Type World War 1
County Lincoln
Source Defense

Albert married Merle N. Jansen 75 about 1922.76 Merle was born on 13 Aug 1900 in Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States77 and died on 13 Jan 1985 in , Hall County, Georgia, United States at age 84.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 40 Abbott OG, 1926, Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

Census: Apr 1930, Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States. 76

Residence: 50 Seminary Ave, 1933, Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States.

Census: Florida State Census, 1935, , Dade County, Florida, United States.

Census: Redland Road, 1940, , Dade County, Florida, United States. 77

Noted events in her life were:

Social Security Number: Jan 1985.

   14 M    ii. Earl Austin January 22 was born on 16 May 1899 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States,78 died on 13 Apr 1966 in , Wallowa County, Oregon, United States at age 66, and was buried in Apr 1966 in Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States. Another name for Earl was E. A. January.49

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index:
Name: January, Earl A
County: Wallowa
Death Date: 13 Apr 1966
Certificate: 6588



   15 F    iii. Luella Gertrude January 22 was born on 28 Feb 1901 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States, died on 30 Apr 1998 in , Del Norte County, California, United States60 at age 97, and was buried in 1998 in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

Luella married George Washington Henderson,79 son of Elijah E. Henderson 74 and Fidelia Ann McVay,80 on 20 May 1920 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.81 George was born on 21 Aug 1896 in Rufus, Sherman, Oregon, United States,82 died on 7 Dec 1973 in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States at age 77, and was buried in Dec 1973 in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Apr 1930, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Marriage Notes:
Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: George W Henderson
Date: 20 May 1920
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:8 Page:475b
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: George W. Henderson
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Bride's Name: Luella January
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Marriage Date: 20 May 1920
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDL3R4



Noted events in his life were:

Military: Private - U.S. Army.

Census: 8 Jun 1900, Grant, Sherman County, Oregon, United States.

Census: May 1910, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Physical Description: 5 Jun 1918, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 5 Jun 1918, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 83

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: Apr 1930, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Occupation: tree faller for lumber company, Apr 1930, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 26 Apr 1942. 79

Occupation: Eldon Spalding Employee, 26 Apr 1942, , Josephine County, Oregon, United States.

Physical Description: 26 Apr 1942, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States.

   16 M    iv. Floyd Otis January 84 was born on 12 Dec 1902 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States,85 died on 29 Jun 1983 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States86 at age 80, and was buried in 1983 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.86

Birth Notes:
Oregon Vital Records:
Case# 381
Name January, Floyd
Date 12-12-1902
Record Type Delayed Birth
County Lincoln
Source Health

Death Notes:
California Death Index:
Name: Floyd January Social Security #: 543096433 Sex: MALE Birth Date: 12 Dec 1902 Birthplace: Oregon Death Date: 29 Jun 1983 Death Place: Santa Clara Mother's Maiden Name: Davidson

General Notes: Per Granddaughter Delene, Floyd went to California to help build super highways, especially the columns of the overpasses, as he was not afraid of heights and it paid more. Prior to going to California, in Oregon, he worked in logging as a tree-topper.
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Info on Floyd Otis January from Dalene Dieckman Entenmann, June 2004:
have information but no dates yet. The information I have is based on my own personal knowledge. I can write to you the story of Floyd and Elaine's life. He married Alva Yoder (not sure on the spelling of her first name but I will find out when I search records), they had one child Elaine. Floyd did not have any other children.
My grandpa was logging and had to leave home very early in the morning. My mother was to start school and it was a very long walk and the road she had to walk to school went right by an Interment Camp for the Japanese. (I believe that is what they were called.) Anyway, my grandpa did not want my mother to walk past there because the one time she did the men came to the fence and called out to her to come over. My mom says she thinks they just missed their own children and did not mean her harm but at such a young age, she was scared. She ended up wading through the ditch on the other side of the road from the camp hoping the men would not see her passing. The ditch was full of water. My grandpa bought a car, it may be the one in the photo I sent to you, and asked that my grandmother drive my mom to school. Not too long after, my grandpa found out that my grandmother used the car to drive to town and get a job and she was leaving after my grandpa in the morning and my mom was left to get herself ready for school and make that walk to get to school. Age 6 is pretty little for all that. So my grandpa took my mom and filed for divorce. Back in the 40's I dont think it would be usual for the father to get custody but after the judge heard what happened, he gave my grandpa full custody. My grandmother decided to steal my mom one day and hid her in an orphange under a fake name. The orphange was run by some of my grandmother's friends. My grandpa spent 2 years searching for my mom from the west coast to the east coast and back again. When he ran out of money, he rode the rails with the hobos. Finally, he stopped once again at the orphange that he knew my grandmother had friends at, and instead of going up to the door he went round to the back and my mom was sitting there barefoot. She had been wearing the same dress for 2 years.
When my mom was about 17, my grandpa finally remarried Lela. She was a terrific grandmother to myself and my sister. I really never saw much of Alva, my mom's biological mom.

Floyd married Lela 86Lela was born in 1904,86 died in 199486 at age 90, and was buried in 1994 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.86

Floyd next married May Alva YoderMay was born about 1909 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States and died on 13 Apr 1966 about age 57. Another name for May was Elva M..87

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 10 Jun 1940, , Jackson County, Oregon, United States. 87

   17 F    v. Mary Ellen January 22 was born on 28 Dec 1903 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States,88 died on 20 Apr 1982 in , Marion County, Oregon, United States89 at age 78, and was buried in Stayton, Marion, Oregon, United States.88

Death Notes:
Oregon Vital Records:
Name: Adams, Mary E
Spouse Name: Robert
Death Date: 20 Apr 1982
County: Marion
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1903
Age:
Certificate No.: 82-06304
Note: Grave marker seems to show year of death 1952?

Mary married Robert Oliver Adams 49 on 6 Sep 1924 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.30 Robert was born on 21 Dec 1895 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States,49 died on 8 Jun 1960 in , Marion County, Oregon, United States at age 64, and was buried in 1960 in Stayton, Marion, Oregon, United States.88 Another name for Robert was Robert Ollie.88

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Jan 1930, Lincoln City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 26

Census: 18 Apr 1940, , Marion County, Oregon, United States. 90

Residence: 26 Apr 1942, Mehama, Marion, Oregon, United States. 91

Marriage Notes: Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: Robert O Adams
Date: 6 Sep 1924
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:9 Page:164b
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 31 Dec 1895. 91

Occupation: Farmer, 5 Jun 1917-1918, Boyd, Wasco, Oregon, United States. 49

Physical Description: 5 Jun 1917-1918, Boyd, Wasco, Oregon, United States. 49

Residence: 5 Jun 1917-1918, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States. 49

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 26 Apr 1942. 91

Physical Description: 26 Apr 1942, Mehama, Marion, Oregon, United States. 91

Social Security Number: 542-14-9042, 1960.

   18 M    vi. Myron Davidson January 92 was born on 13 Jan 1906 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States,93 died on 6 Aug 1976 in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States94 at age 70, and was buried in Aug 1976 in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index:

Name: January, Myron Davidson Spouse Name:
Death Date: 06 Aug 1976County: DeschutesBirth Date: - Apr 1906Age:
Certificate No.: 76-12492Comments: -

General Notes: Possible Spouse Info not confirmed:
Ancestry.COM Oregon Death/Index 1903-1998:
Name: January, Mattie E
County: Multnomah
Death Date: 06 N 1957
Certificate: 13492
Spouse: Myron
...
1930 US Federal Census (Oregon):
January, Myron D., Age 23, County: Benton, Township: Blodgett, Page 2B

Myron married Iona M. about 1928. Iona was born about 1914 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Apr 1930, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

   19 M    vii. Robert Wesley January 22 was born in Nov 1908 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States and died on 26 Mar 1977 in , Linn County, Oregon, United States30 at age 68.

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index:
Name: January, Robert Jon
Spouse Name: Kathri
Death Date: 26 Mar 1977
County: Linn
Birth Date: - Nov 1908
Age:
Certificate No.: 77-03975
Comments: -

General Notes: Not confirmed same person:
Ancestry.COM Death/Index 1903-70
Name: January, Robert Jon
County: Linn
Death Date: 26 Mar 1977
Certificate: 77-03975
Spouse: Kathrine
Birth Date: - Nov 1908

   20 M    viii. Dan January 22 was born about 1913.22

   21 F    ix. Edna Arminta January was born on 7 Jun 1914 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States95 and died on 8 Oct 1996 in Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States96 at age 82.

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index:
Name: Edna Armenta Griffin Age: 82 Birth Date: 7 Jun 1914 Death Date: 8 Oct 1996 Death Place: Clackamas Spouse: Henry Certificate: 96-23069

Edna married Henry George Griffin,96 son of George Griffin 96 and Emma A. Powers,96 Henry was born on 10 Sep 1910 in , , Idaho, United States96 and died on 30 Jan 1986 in Eagle Creek, Clackamas, Oregon, United States96 at age 75.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1920, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. 97

   22 F    x. Estella May January 22 was born about 1915 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States.

5. Eva Gertrude Davidson 22 was born on 22 Jan 1880 in Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States,32 died on 26 Mar 1971 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 91, and was buried in 1971 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

General Notes: Marriage date conflict: 24 Oct 1906 per Edith Farmer family info (1998).

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 22 Jan 1881, Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States.

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 31

Eva married William Henry Hamm,74 son of Thomas Sine Hamm 98 and Martha Ann Eastman, on 24 Oct 1906 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States. William was born on 21 Nov 1871 in Limerick Township Hastings County, Ontario, Canada,99 died on 23 Aug 1958 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States100 at age 86, and was buried in Aug 1958 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes:
Marriage Certificate: William Henry Ham and Gertrude Davidson are married at the home of H. Davidson in the presence of Ethel Lake and Mary J. Davidson on Oct 24, 1906 by Rev. Bertha M. Peoples (Peak, Oregon)

Oregon State Archives:
Case# 7-357b Name Davidson, Gertrude & Hamm, Wm. Henry Date 1906 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical


Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: William Henry Hamm
Date: 24 Oct 1906
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:7 Page:357b
County and State: Benton Co. OR

Oregon Marriage Index:
Name: Gertrude Davidson Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1906 County: Benton Level Info: Index of Oregon Marriages (Bride & Groom) For the Period 1906 through 1920
Index of Oregon Marriages (Bride & Groom) For the Period 1906 Through 1910

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 23 Oct 1906, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 48

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 101

Residence: 320 North G. St, 1951, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

General Notes:

Rootsweb.com posting:
Joan Hamm My husband's grandfather was William Henry Hamm. William left home in his early teens and rode a bicycle to the West Coast, eventually settling near Philomath, Oregon. Some of the names on pictures from 1925 are John Emerson, Jim Hamm, John Morton, Clate Hamm, Henry Emerson, Edith Hamm, Mert Emerson, Laura Hamm, Jean Hamm, Mary Hamm, Ambrose Emerson, Marion Hamm, Myrtle Emerson, etc. Unfortunately, William Henry's mother's name is not given, she is simply referred to as "Grandma Hamm." In one picture, she is stated to be 69 years old (1925). There is also a picture of an Island, said to be "Hamm's Island, Canada" and the back of the picture states, "They had a hunting cabin on the island" .William Henry came west early in the 20th century as a teenager. William Henry Hamm and Gertrude Davidson Hamm, wedding day was October 24, 1906, and they celebrated their 50th wedding day on October 24, 1956.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 1872.

Census: 1881, Hastings, , Ontario, Canada.

Census: 1891, Hastings, , Ontario, Canada.

Immigration: 1900, Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Odd Jobs Laborer, 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Farm Worker, Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Logging Camp employee, 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Property: Real Estate Value $1,800, 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Occupation: construction, Apr 1940, Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States. 101

Children from this marriage were:

   23 M    i. Thomas Harrison Hamm 102 was born on 12 Aug 1907 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,102 died on 13 Jan 1976 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States30 at age 68, and was buried in Jan 1976 in Pedee, Polk, Oregon, United States.102 Other names for Thomas were Doc and102 Hal.103

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index
Name: Hamm, Hal Thomas
County: Benton
Death Date: 13 Jan 1976
Certificate: 76-00016
Spouse: Lorene
Birth Date: - Aug 1907

Thomas married Lorene Byrnece Edwards, daughter of Alvin A. Edwards 104 and Jessie M. Bevens,105 on 15 Nov 1929 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States.54 Lorene was born on 21 Sep 1911 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States,106 died on 18 Aug 1989 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States106 at age 77, and was buried in Aug 1989 in Pedee, Polk, Oregon, United States.102

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Woods Creek, Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 103

General Notes:
No given names were on her bith certificate, so mother wrote to the records of Divison and had "Lorene Byrnece" added to Edwards. Affidavit #18640 and marriage records 2/28/73, signed by Marian Martin, Reg So, per Marjorie Hamm Haffner, Jan, 2000. (Email file from jshamm@casconet Jan 2003)

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jan 1920, Pedee, Polk, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: Jan 1920, Pedee, Polk, Oregon, United States.

Social Security Number: 540-26-9815, Aug 1989.

   24 F    ii. Virginia Ethelinda Hamm was born on 26 Mar 1909 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States, died on 1 Jan 1996 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 86, and was buried in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. Another name for Virginia was Fannie.

Burial Notes:
Oregon Vital Records:
Name: Farmer, Virginia Ethel
County: Lane
Death Date: 01 Jan 1996
Certificate: 96-00054
Spouse: Arthur
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1909

Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton County, Oregon
Farmer, Virginia E., 1909-1996 Next to Arthur Farmer, 85-2 Row 09

Virginia married Arthur Erwin Farmer, son of Carter Skidmore Farmer 107 and Margaret Benningfield,108 on 6 May 1932 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.109 Arthur was born on 28 Feb 1905 in Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington, United States,30 died on 13 Mar 1987 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States30 at age 82, and was buried in Mar 1987 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Alsea Highway, Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 110

Noted events in his life were:

Census: Apr 1910, Fairfax, Pierce, Washington, United States. 111

Census: Apr 1920, , Thurston County, Washington, United States. 112

Social Security Number: 542-09-2576, 1987.

   25 M    iii. George Ambrose Hamm 113 was born on 6 Jun 1910 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,30 died on 1 Feb 1990 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States30 at age 79, and was buried in Feb 1990 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. Another name for George was Bruce Hamm.26

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index:
Name: Hamm, Bruce George
County: Benton
Death Date: 01 Feb 1990
Certificate: 90-02493
Spouse: Thelma
Birth Date: 06 Jun 1910

George married Ettie Moore

George next married Thelma Elnora Smith, daughter of Fred Altaverd Smith 114 and Ruby G. Hawk,115 on 25 Aug 1932 in Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon, United States.116 Thelma was born on 8 Oct 1915 in Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon, United States,116 died on 9 Mar 2008 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 92, and was buried on 13 Mar 2008 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 117

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jan 1920, Turner, Marion, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: Apr 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

   26 F    iv. Viola Evelyn Hamm was born on 22 Aug 1918 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States and died on 5 Apr 2003 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States118 at age 84.

Death Notes: Oegon Death Index:
Name: Viola Evelyn Hoyt Age: 85 Birth Date: 1918 Death Date: 5 Apr 2003 Death Place: Lane Spouse: Ernest

Viola married Ernest Arthur Hoyt,119 son of Arthur Hoyt 119 and Katie MEDBERRY, on 31 Aug 1935 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.119 Ernest was born on 18 Apr 1917 in Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States,120 died on 18 Mar 2012 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States119 at age 94, and was buried in Mar 2012 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.119

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 22 Apr 1940, Siletz, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 120

   27 F    v. Trefina Mae Hamm 121 was born on 1 May 1920 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,122 died on 25 Sep 2007 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States121 at age 87, and was buried in Sep 2007 in Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon, United States.121

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index:
Name: Trepha M Baron Age: 87 Birth Date: 1920 Death Date: 25 Sep 2007 Death Place: Washington

US Obituary Index:
Name of Deceased: Trepha May Baron Age at Death: 87 Death Date: 25 Sep 2007 Obituary Date: 29 Sep 2007 Newspaper Title: Oregonian, The Newspaper Location: Portland, OR, US Birth Date: abt 1920 Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Hillsboro, Hillsboro
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Jerry Probst

Burial Notes: findagrave.com posting:
Daughter of William Henry Hamm and Eva Gertrude Davidson.

Wife of Lloyd Carl Baron, married 19421 in Benton, Oregon.

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Published in The Hilsboro Argus, Friday, September 28, 2007
Trepha Baron, 87, funeral service set
Trepha May Baron, 87, Hillsboro, died Sept.25, 2007, at her home, of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, Hillsboro, with Pastor Jerry Probst officiating. Fir Lawn Mortuary, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements and will announce a complete obituary.
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Trepha Baron, 87, mother, volunteer
Friday, October 05, 2007
Trepha May Baron 87, Hillsboro, died Sept. 25, 2007, at her home of natural causes. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church in Hillsboro. A luncheon will follow. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Valley View Memorial Park, 24175 NE Dayton Ave., Newberg. Mrs. Baron was born May 1, 1920, on the family homestead in Peak, near Mary's Peak west of Corvallis, a daughter of Henry and Gertrude Hamm. The family moved to Philomath, and she graduated from Philomath High School and attended Oregon State College. She married Lloyd Baron, Feb. 2, 1941, in Philomath. They were married 66 years. Mrs. Baron worked in Gresham as a bookkeeper. The family moved to Grants Pass and then, in 1946, to Newberg, where she was kept busy with cub scouts, school and church functions. In 1958 they moved to Hillsboro where she was a bookkeeper at Hillsboro Pharmacy. Mrs. Baron volunteered at the hospital and church, as well as teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church. She was a Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce volunteer for five years. She retired in 1979. From 1971 on, she and her husband traveled to 41 different countries on six continents. Mrs. Baron was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd; sons, Dan, Norman and Stanley; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Remembrances to: First Baptist Church or Hospice of Washington County. Arrangements: Fir Lawn Mortuary, Hillsboro.

Trefina married Lloyd Carl Baron,121 son of Fremont Baron and Ethel, on 2 Feb 1941 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.123 Lloyd was born on 7 Sep 1915 in Marysville, Snohomish, Washington, United States,121 died on 5 Jan 2010 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States121 at age 94, and was buried in Jan 2010 in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.121

General Notes: By Susan Gordanier The Hillsboro Argus The Argus
Once word spreads, the woodland pond at Rood Bridge Park promises to rank high on the list of Hillsboro's most beautiful sites. For those who attended Saturday's dedication, it's already special. In relative seclusion at the park's east side, the redesigned pond, waterfalls and pavilion feature benches and walkways that invite slow strolls and contemplation. Lloyd Baron, namesake of the surrounding garden, said the new site represents 40 years work, going back to when he first proposed the rhododendron as official city flower. "That's what comes from being persistent," he said. Although age may have dampened his physical capabilities, Baron still has plans for the garden's future. He said plantings would continue until the west side's rhodies meet those at the east side pond, expanding the park's current 600 varieties. The Baron family's contributions were noted during the ceremony, kicked off by Corinne Bloomfield, Hillsboro Park and Recreation's community resource manager. She took credit as the "one who ordered this gorgeous day." Temperatures were less scorching than Friday's high 90s. Mary Ordal, Parks & Rec project leader, praised the many groups and individuals who had made the project a success: the Dal Baker Charitable Trust, Hillsboro Community Foundation, the Oregon International Airshow, Rotary Club Foundation, Tualatin Valley Garden Club and the local chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and others. All would be honored by a list posted in the park's River House. City Councilman Ed Dennis introduced Stan Baron, Lloyd's son, who expressed the family's gratitude for the beauty of the pool and pavilion, which is named for his mother, Trepha M. Baron, who died in September 2007 and never saw the pavilion. Her granddaughter would soon celebrate her marriage within it, he said. Two others in attendance had a different relationship to the day's events: Bob Schotz, of Allusa Architecture, the pavilion's designer, and Sadafumi Uchiyama, the landscape architect.

6. George Henry Davidson 33 was born on 26 Feb 1882 in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon, United States,34 died on 16 Feb 1919 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States35 at age 36, and was buried on 19 Feb 1919 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.36 The cause of his death was Influenza and blood clot.124

Medical Notes: George's Death Certificate informant and signature: Mrs. Harrison Davidson (Virginia Cramer)
Certified copy of death certificate held by George Davidson (Peoria, Arizona - Nov 2009)

Noted events in his life were:

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 31

Residence: 16 Mar 1909, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1910, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 48

Occupation: farmer, 12 Sep 1918, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 49

Physical Description: 12 Sep 1918, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 49

George married Anna Victoria Isabelle Hastie,125 daughter of George Benjamin Hastie 126 and Adalaide Temple, on 7 Jun 1911 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.127 Anna was born on 30 Nov 1889 in Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada,126 died on 2 Jan 1919 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States128 at age 29, and was buried on 5 Jan 1919 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.126 The cause of her death was Pneumonia.126 Other names for Anna were Vickie, Anna Victoria Isabelle Davidson, and129 Victoria Hastie.130

Marriage Notes:
Marriage Record Index: 1850-1945:
Marriage Record for George Henry Davidson
Spouse: Anna Victoria Isabelle HASTIE
Date: 7 Jun 1911
B/G: Groom
Source: Book:7 Page:560b
County and State: Benton Co. OR

Marriage Certificate:
George Henry Davidson and Anna Victoria Hastie are married at the home of J.M. Bell in the presence of: E.M. (Evan Monroe) Harris and Mrs. M. Bell by Rev. Bell on June 7, 1911.

Oregon State Archives Historical Records Index:
Case# 7-560b Name Hastie, Anne Victoria Isabell & Davidson, George Date 1911 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: George Henry Davidson
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Bride's Name: Anna Victoria I. Hastie
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Marriage Date: 07 Jun 1911
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDJWCH

Oregon Marriage Index:
Name: Anna Victoria Hastie Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1911 County: Benton Level Info: Index of Oregon Marriages (Bride & Groom) For the Period 1906 through 1920
Oregon Marriage Index 1911-1915


Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Apr 1910, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 131

Residence: 1912, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 13 Mar 1914, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 132

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 14 Nov 1889, Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada.

Census: Sep 1891, Maple Creek, , Saskatchewan, Canada.

Census: Maple Creek, Assiniboia, The Territories, District 204, 31 Mar 1901, Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada. 133

Residence: Dec 1908, , Alameda County, California, United States. 130

Residence: Sep 1909, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 19 Apr 1910, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. 48

Residence: 12 Jun 1917, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

   28 F    i. Bertha May Morini 134 was born on 13 Dec 1908 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States,135 died on 2 May 1984 in Mount Angel, Marion, Oregon, United States136 at age 75, and was buried in May 1984 in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.137 The cause of her death was Head and Neck Cancer. Other names for Bertha were Bertha May Davidson and Bertha M. Morene.

Birth Notes: California Birth Index: 1905-1995
Name: Bertha M Morene Birth Date: 13 Dec 1908 Gender: Female Mother's Maiden Name: Hastie Birth County: Alameda

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index

Name: Lera, Bertha May
County: Marion
Death Date: 02 May 1984
Certificate: 84-07807
Spouse: Peter
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1908

General Notes: Oregon Marriage Index:
Name: Bertha Mae Davidson Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1923 County: Josephine

Bertha married Erwin

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: Oct 1944, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

Marriage Notes: 1944 Obit for her brother Harry shows sister Bertha Erwin-Millbrae, California

Oregon Marriage Index:
Name: Bertha Mae Davidson Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1923 County: Josephine

Bertha next married Peter Lera,138 son of Paolo Lera 139 and Serafina Madrigni,139 after 1940. Peter was born on 27 Mar 1895 in Lucca, , Toscana, Italy,140 died on 29 Jan 1974 in Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States141 at age 78, and was buried on 1 Feb 1974 in Linden, San Joaquin, California, United States.139 The cause of his death was GI Bleeding and chronic renal disease.139 Another name for Peter was Pete.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 320 Cedar Ave, 1950, San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States.

Residence: e320 Cedar Ave, 1953, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

Residence: 320 Cedar, 1954, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

Residence: Dec 1973, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

General Notes:
Pete (Peter) lived in Calif. near SFO airport, below info possible but not yet confirmed:
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Peter Lera 27Mar1895 Jan 1974 94062 (Redwood City,
San Mateo, California)
SSN 545-07-7166 California

Draft Card for this person posted in scrapbook

Peter Lera was born in Lucca, Italy. Came to California and settled in S. San Francisco. In 1912 he was the owner of the Villa Hotel in San Bruno. About 1919 he became the owner of the Cottage Inn in Millbrae. Over several years more he became owner and manager of the famous "16Mile House". Later he was the owner of the Louchen Gardens in Colma.

Not confirmed same person: 1920 Federal Census, California, San Francisco County Precinct 18:
Peter Lera, Age 36 Lodger-born in Italy

Noted events in his life were:

Military: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Residence: 1482 Revere Ave, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Immigration: to the U. S. A., 1912.

Physical Description: 5 Jun 1917, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. 142

Residence: 1682 Redwood, 5 Jun 1917, Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States. 142

Military: U. S. Army, 21 Sep 1917-26 Apr 1919.

Naturalization: 30 May 1918, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

Occupation: Railway Company Motorman, Apr 1940, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. 143

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 26 Apr 1942, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Physical Description: 26 Apr 1942, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. 144

Social Security Number: 545-07-7166, 1974.

   29 M    ii. Harrison Hastie Davidson 145 was born on 6 Jun 1912 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States,145 died on 17 Oct 1944 in Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas, United States145 at age 32, and was buried on 27 Oct 1944 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of his death was Internal injuries of chest and intrapulmonary hemorrhage. Another name for Harrison was Harry Davidson.

Death Notes: Texas Death Index 1903-2000:
Name: Harry H. Davidson Death Date: 17 Oct 1944 Death County: Brown Certificate: 45824


Obit-believe from the Corvallis Gazette Times Oct 1944:
Deaths
Harry H. Davidson
The funeral service for Harry H. Davidson of Philomath will be held at the DeMoss-Britt Mayflower Chapel, Friday afternoon at 2:00 P. M. O'clock. Army personnel from Camp Adair will offer military funeral and internment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Harry passed away as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident at Camp Bowie, Texas.

Military escort was Sgt. Lloyd Westlake, Multnomah County, a friend and buddy of Harry. Harry was the son of George and Victoria Hastie Davidson, former residents of Philomath and members of early Benton County pioneer families. He was born in Philomath on June 6, 1912 and received his education in Philomath schools. After the death of his parents when he was six years old, he made his home with Mr and Mrs Oliver Farmer of Philomath until entering the army in February, 1942. He was stationed for two years in the Aleutions before transferred to Camp Bowie abt six weeks ago.

Harry is mourned by three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Erwin Erwin and Mr. M. G. Torak, both of Millb rae, California, and Mrs. Gene Smith of Portland: one brother, Pfc Melvin Davidson, stationed at Camp Haan, California; his anunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Farmer of Philomath, and their three sons, Merwin Farmer, E. M. 1/c now at sea; Pvt Edon Farmer, some where in the European area; and Lynn Farmer at home: and numerous other relatives and friends.

Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982:
Name: Private Harry H Davidson Birth Date: 6 Jun 1912 Birth Place: Oregon Gender: Male Race: White Residence: Brown, Texas Age at Death: 32 Death Date: 17 Oct 1944 Death Place: Brownwood, Brown, Texas, USA

Burial Notes: Burial: Oak Lawn Memorial Park, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
Buried on Oct 27, 1944, Block 1, Section 23, Lot 2.
Funeral Services: DeMoss-Britt Mayflower Chapel, Corvallis, Oregon, Friday, 27 Oct 1944 at 2:00 P. M.

General Notes: History of Camp Bowie:
Camp Bowie, located in Central Texas, was a military training center during World War II. The campsite was one and one half miles south and southwest of the city limits of Brownwood, Texas. During the years of 1940-1946 it grew to be one of the largest training centers in Texas, through which a quarter of a million men passed.
In 1940, the war situation in Europe caused the U. S. Congress to determine that it was time to strengthen the defense system. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was given the power to mobilize the National Guard units. The 36th Division of the Texas National Guard unit arrived at Camp Bowie in mid-December for their year's training. Before the year of training ended, war had been declared.
On September 19, 1940 the War Department announced that a camp would be built at Brownwood. Work began at the campsite on September 27, 1940. The Camp was the first major defense project in the state and there was no scarcity of labor when the building work began. At one time more than 15,000 men were employed on the project.
The land was to be leased from the land owners but this proved to be unsatisfactory. On October 1, 1942 the War Department became the owner of 123,000 acres of land in Brown and Mills Counties. The original plan was for a 2,000 acre campsite, 8,000 acres for the infantry training, 28,000 acres for maneuvers grounds and 23,000 acres for artillery range. Before the War ended the campsite encompassed 5,000 acres, and approximately 118,000 acres was used as the training grounds.
When someone mentions the construction of Camp Bowie, one event will be mentioned in the course of the conversation, the rains that fell from October, 1940 to June, 1941. The official rain totaled 19.50 inches. With the sixty miles of dirt roads built and the laying of utilities lines along these roads the soil became very soft. The slow rain that fell over a period of days resulted in the camp grounds being very muddy. "Camp Gooie", so named by the workers, was an appropriate name for the Camp Bowie.
The expansion of Bowie began in 1940 and lasted until 1945. The Pyramidal tents were the vogue the first year and a half. At one time there were 6,072 pyramidal and 910 wall tents at Bowie. Each cabin or tent was the home of five enlisted men.
While the living quarters were being built, larger buildings were going up all over the campsite. On March 1, 1941, it was reported that 213 mess halls and 224 bathhouses had been built. The men enjoyed sports and entertainment at the 22 recreation centers. There was one post exchange with 27 branches, three libraries, one 18 hole golf course, a veterinary clinic, three dental clinics and two Red Cross buildings. When completed, the hospital could take care of 2,000 patients. The fourteen chapels broke the monotony of the buildings with the steeples reaching toward the sky. There were numerous other buildings constructed at the campsite.
Atop the highest and most Olympian hill in Camp Bowie was the Headquarters. Krueger Hill was the hub of the Camp's activities. General Walter Krueger, formerly the commander of the VIII Corps, was stationed on the hill and his home was built nearby the headquarters. The hill was named for the man who led the Sixth Army in the Pacific.
There were five commanders at Bowie. Brigadier-General K.L. Berry commanded from November 18 to December 14, 1940 and again from July 29, 1941 to October 25, 1941. Major-General Claude V. Birkhead commanded from December 14, 1941 to July 29, 1941. Colonel Frank E. Bonney took command on November 18, 1941 and left the Camp June 20, 1944. Colonel Alfred G. Brown took command on June 10, 1944 and stayed until January 11, 1946. Colonel K. F. Hunt took command on January 1946 and remained until the Camp closed on October 1, 1946.
The original plan was a temporary training camp for the 36th Texas National Guard Division. When War was declared the plans changed. Many of the men stationed at Camp Bowie were from Brown and the adjacent counties, arriving in mid-December and departing for Camp Blanding, Florida on February 15, 1942. Soldiers of the Texas Division splashed ashore on the beaches of Salerno on September 9, 1943, to become the first allied soldiers to crack Hitler's Europe fortress from the west. According to the Camp Bowie Blade, printed on September 14, 1946, the Division suffered 27,343 casualties, including 3,974 killed, 19,052 wounded and 4,317 missing in action. The official figures were 19,466 casualties, including 3,717 killed in action, 12,685 wounded and 3,064 missing in action.
Finally, in December 1945 the 36th came home as a unit to be discharged. The Division was demobilized on Christmas Day.
There were eight divisions trained at Bowie, and many other battalions, regiments, and companies came for a short time to use the training grounds. Medical companies, MP companies, and others were here to learn how to survive during the War. During the War Days at least 30,000 men were at Bowie for training and at one time the population was 60,000 men.
Living quarters for these men and their families was a problem. Men stayed at the camp, lived off the campsite or in tents out in the training grounds. Every available room in Brown County and surrounding counties were rented to the men's families.
The first Women's Army Corps, officially arrived on November 16, 1943 to take over jobs to free the men for overseas duties.
There were two prisons in Bowie. The Rehabilitation Center that restored men back to duty and the German Prisoner of War Camp.
The Rehabilitation Center was opened on December 1, 1942. From that date until 1946 there were 2,294 men restored back to active duty. Only 12 percent could not be restored.
The first German Prisoners of War arrived at Bowie in August of 1943. Most of the men were members of Field Marshall Erwin Rommell's one proud Afrika Corps. When they got settled at Camp Bowie the 2,700 men were well behaved. The men worked at jobs on the Camp and became day laborers for the farmers and ranchers in Central Texas. They raised their own vegetables and had their own burial grounds near the Jordan Springs Cemetery.
Dogs were another resident of the Camp. They were loved and well fed by the men. The Camp Veterinarians rounded them up once a year to register and vaccinate them. Flea baths came more often.
On October 1, 1946 the U. S. Flag came down for the last time. On August 1, 1946 the War Department notified Texas members of Congress that the Camp had been declared "surplus". The Civilian War Assets Administration was to take charge and began the distribution of the land and buildings.
Today, 1997, there are few things at the Campsite to remind us of the Camp Bowie Days. The campsite has become a medical center, complete with a hospital and other medical buildings. Many industries have built in the area. The site has become a place where people can gather to enjoy entertainments at the parks, the municipal swimming pool, and the football and baseball sports complex. There are now homes and businesses in the area.

POWs at Camp Bowie
World War II
1943-1945

Texas had twice as many prisoners of war during W.W.II than any other state. This was due to the number
of military bases available to house the prisoners and to the mild climate available in Texas. Texas had:
21 Permanent Prisoner Base Camps, mostly located on military bases
20 Temporary Branch Camps
45,000 German, Italian, and Japanese Prisoners were interned in Texas from 1942-1945
27,000 were used in Agricultural tasks, picking cotton, pulling corn, harvesting rice.
Others were used in the local communities for various jobs.
After the war most of the prisoners were returned to their native countries. Over 100 prisoners are still buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Here at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, the prisoners were buried in the Jordan Springs Cemetery as it was located on Camp Bowie property. After the war, they were returned to Germany. Only five men were buried there. A section of the Jordan Springs Cemetery was fenced off from the rest of the cemetery and reserved exclusively for Italian prisoners of war who succumbed to illness while interned at Camp Bowie.
Camp Bowie POW Camp
Formerly called the "Camp Bowie Internment Camp."
The Camp Bowie prisoner of war camp was activated on July 10, 2043. The camp was built in 30 days by Charley Oehler, a contractor from Galveston, Texas. The camp was located in the valley immediately below the dam on the Brownwood Country Club property.
The camp was built inside a wire fence with heavy barbs on top of the wire.
Camp had wooden military style barracks, mess halls, a medical facility and a command building. Each compound was built to routine specifications, which consisted of 72 buildings, divided into three compounds, of which 56 were barracks. Each building measure 48'x16' and housed 18 men. This gave Camp Bowie a capacity for 3,000 men.
Each compound would include four latrines, four company offices and various other buildings such as a library, recreational room, shop and administration building. Large type guard towers were located at each corner of the compound with guards, machine guns, and dog patrols.
The first prisoners arrived from the European Theater and consisted of 70 enlisted men and a handful of officers. Within a month that number climbed to 1,800. By September 1943 there were 2,724 prisoners housed at the camp. Most of the prisoners were members of Field Marshall Erwin Rommell's Africa Corps.
The prisoners came by train and were unloaded at the Brownwood Santa Fe Depot, marched to the
campsite, a distance of 3 1/2 miles. The prisoners were dressed in their woolen field gear and wearing knee-high boots, with taps on the heels. They sang German Army marching songs as they marched to the compound.
In 1945 the camp was changed from Army POWs to a camp for German Naval personnel.
Life in the POW Camp
The prisoners had reveille at 5:45 am and lights were turned out at 10:00 pm. In the morning, two classes of beginners English, then two classes for advanced English were taught. In the afternoon, shorthand, farming, forestry, building, metal work, electrical, radio, bookkeeping, political economy, law, history, geography and education were taught.
Evening classes consisted of educational lectures, special reports, organization of music groups and musical programs. Usually the session ended with group singing.
Each compound had a theater, woodworking shop, and in the day rooms, were ping pong tables, billiards tables, and three card tables. A canteen building 66'x48' was available to the prisoners. A beer garden, measuring 130' x 60' was also available. There were regular size soccer fields and tennis courts.
Movies were shown twice a week, both American and German films. The camps' 10 piece orchestra played for evening entertainment and the theater group performed at least every two months. The orchestra became a very professional group of musicians. The entire POW camp would attend their performances.
They had an outside farm, which encompassed 125 acres. This farm was located very near the prisoner compound, and today houses the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's T. R. Havins Unit. They produced most of their own fruit and vegetables.
On the first inspection by the U.S. Provost Marshall's office and the Swiss Legation they noted that "Camp Bowie was not very attractive and presented a somewhat drab appearance."
On the second inspection they stated that "Considerable improvement of the area within the stockade has been made by the prisoners."
Last inspection of the camp was held on July 1-3, 1945 and stated that "The camp consisting of three compounds, of which only two are being used today, in which 2,032 men are detained as follows: Officers - 2, N.C.O.'s - 143, Enlisted Men - 1,828 and protected personnel - 59, all Germans."
There were in the hospital 98 patients, 74 of whom were battle casualties. A large number of patients are being treated from the fact that last October 685 battle casualties were brought to Camp Bowie for treatment. On duty was one American doctor, one American dentist, three German doctors and one German Dental Assistant.
A roster of all the prisoners held at Camp Bowie, giving their name, rank, unit, date and when they were
captured, is posted in the Annex of the Brown County Museum of History in Brownwood. Included in the prisoners were General Rommel's North African units, Cherbourg Area (Normandy), Hamburg Area - most were Nazi U-boat and Submarine Units, the famous SS (Elite Detachment) and the SA (Storm Detachment) Divisions, 87 mine sweepers and three German Air Force personnel.
The prisoners were generally cooperative and obedient. They seemed to wish to please very much. The discipline among the prisoners was rigidly enforced by German officers and N.C.O.'s.

Camp Bowie Closes

On January 27, 1947, news came that Camp Bowie would be closed and the surplus equipment, buildings and lands would be sold. The airfield became property of Brownwood in 1947.
Today, there are few things at the campsite to remind us of the Camp Bowie Days. The campsite has become an Industrial Park, a regional medical center, complete with a hospital and other medical buildings. The area has become a place where people can gather to enjoy football and baseball in a sports complex, entertainments at the parks, and the municipal pool. There are now homes and many business in the former military area.




Medical Notes: Reported that a drunk driver in a large military truck struck the jeep that Harry was driving or riding in.

Harrison had children

   30 F    iii. Ada Virginia Davidson 145 was born on 8 Mar 1914 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States,146 died on 11 Feb 1973 in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States147 at age 58, and was buried on 14 Feb 1973 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.148

Death Notes: California Death Index 1940-1997
Name: Ada D Wild Social Security #: 540090341 Sex: FEMALE Birth Date: 8 Mar 1914 Birthplace: Oregon Death Date: 11 Feb 1973 Death Place: San Mateo

Burial Notes:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton Co., Oregon
WILD, Ada V., - 8 Mar 1914~ 12 Feb 1973, -
27 - 3 Row 16

General Notes: BentonCounty Court House,Corvallis,Oregon-Records-Book 1,P.35-Show Feb 8,1914 as birthdate!


1944 Obit for her brother Harry shows a Sister-M. G. Torak (Ada) living in Millbrae, California.

Ada married M. G. TORAK Another name for M. was Michael G.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: Oct 1944, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

General Notes: Another possible spouse/marriage:
California Marriage index 1949-1959:
Name: Michael G Torak Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908 Age: 42 Marriage Date: 16 Sep 1950 Marriage Place: Alameda, California, USA Spouse: Maura J Pelland Spouse Age: 22

Not confirmed this is the same person:
California Death Index:
Name: Michael George Torak
Social Security #: 561487105 Gender: Male Birth Date: 29 Sep 1901 Birth Place: Other Country Death Date: 30 Mar 1979 Death Place: Alameda

Ada next married Herman Baltazar Wild,149 son of Lena WEGMANN, on 29 May 1950 in Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States. Herman was born on 15 Feb 1904 in , , , Switzerland,149 died on 3 Jan 1983 in Burlingame, San Mateo, California, United States150 at age 78, and was buried on 7 Jan 1983 in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.149 The cause of his death was Congestive heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver..149 They had no children.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 34 Silva Ave, 1950, San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

Residence: 34 Silva Ave, 1952, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States.

Residence: 34 Silva Ave, 1953, San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States.

Medical Notes: Informant on certificate of death: Nellie Bainbridge-Niece, Box 241, Hanover, Ill 61041
Physicians Certification on certificate of death, Dr. John Thayer, MD, 1515 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, California.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: engineer. 149

Residence: 34 Silva Ave, 1983, Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States. 149

Social Security Number: 557 09 5159, 1983. 149

   31 M    iv. Melvin Edward Davidson 145 was born on 7 Dec 1915 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,151 died on 3 Mar 1982 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States30 at age 66, and was buried in Mar 1982 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.152 The cause of his death was Cancer. Another name for Melvin was Cutie and Mel.

Birth Notes: Benton County Court House,Corvallis,Oregon-Records-book2,Page1,Show birth date Dec 7,1915.

Death Notes:
Melvin passed away at the home of his Daughter Patricia Davidson Seevers in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon. George, Pat and John (Skeet) were at his bedside at the time of his death.


Oregon Death Index
Name: Davidson, Melvin Edward
County: Benton
Death Date: 03 Mar 1982
Certificate: 82-03525
Birth Date: 07 DEC 1915

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs:
Name: Melvin Davidson Gender: Male Birth Date: 7 Dec 1915 Death Date: 3 Mar 1982 SSN: 544051290 Branch 1: ARMY Enlistment Date 1: 15 Jan 1943 Release Date 1: 16 Mar 1946

Burial Notes:
Burial: OakLawn Memorial Park, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon
Buried March 5, 1982, Block 7, Section 176, Lot 1

General Notes:
Melvin spent a majority of his working life driving a log truck and living in Philomath, Benton County, Oregon

Remembrances: George Davidson (adopted son) 1998
Dad drove a logging truck most of his life, I remember while I was young, about 8 or 10 years old, he would take me along for a day. We had to get up very early in the morning..around 3 or 4 am...we would have our packed lunch..and Dad always had his thermos of coffee. They would load up the logging truck up in the mountains (coast range) and often the roads were narrow and very steep..I remember I wondered how we would keep from just falling off the road into the deep canyons. It would often be several hours from loading the truck until we would be at a mill to dump the logs. My favorite was hauling cedar logs..because they smelled so good and the mill ponds full of cedar logs was something you could smell the cedar well before you arrived at the pond. Riding in that big truck was a real treat for a kid...although the hours were long.
Dad drove logging truck right up until he retired..throwing those heavy log chains over the loads at his age was hard to believe.

I remember one day, Dad took me up to the old Peak/Davidson Cemetery on the side of Mary's Peak that is now private land, at the time it was a small town called Peak were he was raised and the Davidson Clan had homesteads. The cemetery is still there but the old homes are all gone. You can still find flowers growing were the old homes used to be. Daffodil flowers were Dads favorite, and he would show them to me were his old home used to stand..still growing years later we transplanted some of them to my yard in Corvallis. I suspect they still are growing.

Melvin married Mary Pearl Bottger,153 daughter of Frank Albin Bottger 154 and Lola Pearl Ball,155 on 24 Aug 1946 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.156 Mary was born on 20 Mar 1925 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States,153 died on 16 Aug 2008 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States153 at age 83, and was buried on 21 Aug 2008 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.157 The cause of her death was Dementia, Renal Failure.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 1957, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 1959.

Residence: 350 North K. St, 1960, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes:
Melvin used to tell us kids that the reason they put up flages downtown Philomath on Dec. 7th was because of his birthday rather than the real reason: "Pearl Harbor Day"

Marriage Certificate: Melvin E. Davidson and Mary Pearl Bottger, married on Aug 24, 1946 in Philomath by Rev. Henderson in the presence of: Shirly and John Bottger.

Oregon Marriage Index:
Name: Melvin Davidson Spouse's Name: Mary Bottger Marriage Date: 24 Aug 1946 County: Benton

General Notes:
Mary was born in Corvallis, Oregon after a train ride from her home in Summit, Oregon...she and Mom (Lola) then took the train ride back from Corvallis
(Good Samaritan Hospital).

Mary attended the 1st through the 8th grade at Summit,Oregon and about 2 1/2years High School in Philomath-taking the Olson Bus County from Summit to Philomath.

Mary was going with Harrison (Harry)Davidson-U.S. ARMY- he was killed while on duty in Texas -17Oct1944.

Mary met and was going with Ivan Anderson-U.S. ARMY-Camp Adair, Oregon about June 1943..conceived a son (George) b.19dec1943..Ivan was then transferred to Europe and Mary was told he was missing in action while in Europe..it was not until 1997 did she discover Ivan was still alive and living in Iowa. It seems Mary's parents did not approve of her relationship with Ivan and destroyed any letters she may have received from him in the service.

Mary met and married James Diskin in 1944-U.S. MARINE-but it was annulled a few days later..she had taken a train with her new son George from Albany, Oregon to Albany, New York to be with James parents..but things did not work out and she and George returned by train from Albany, New York to Albany,Oregon after weather delays..to an anxious awaiting Father (Frank Bottger). See 1930 Hempstead, Nassau County, New York Census-Source for James E. Diskin, Sr.

Mary met and Married Melvin Davidson-US ARMY-brother of Harry Davidson..on 24 Aug 1946. They had three children Patricia, Harry, & Vicki. Mary and Melvin Divorced in 1958..Melvin died of cancer March 3,1982.

Mary met and married Calvin (Jim) Hammer-U.S. NAVY-ROTC-OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY..3Sep1965..Jim died of cancer 19 Jun 1985.
Mary sold their home in Central Oregon and moved to a mobile home west of Philomath just across Mary's River 1985 were she lived until October 2003.
Mary moved to Corvallis, Oregon in October 2003.
The above notes as told to George Davidson on 14May1998-Peoria,AZ.

Remembrances: by George Davidson (Son of Mary)..about 1953 or 1954..while on one of our family deer hunting trips to central Oregon, PaPa had Mom and I on a stationary stand (One very large tree stump) while he and others walked through a canyon area to scare out any deer. After what seem forever, a whole herd of deer-all does and small deer (No Male Bucks) came charging through the brush and right by us both. My heart was racing and I was so excited..that I pulled the trigger on my 30-30 rifle...the sound was so loud and it scared me something awful. The rifle discharged at our feet and the bullet just missed Mom's foot. After she had to clean her pants!! Mom made me shoot the rifle again later as I was so afraid I said I would never shoot a gun again!!!

Indexed 21 Mar 1925, Corvallis Gazette Time, Birth-Bottger, Girl.

Moved from Philomath to Corvallis, Oregon on Oct 10th, 2003

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 10-11 Apr 1940, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 158

Census: 17 Apr 1930, Hoskins, Benton, Oregon, United States. 159 (Household Member)

Education: Philomath High School, 1939-1941, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Graduation: Elementry School, 15 May 1939, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 17 Dec 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 18 Aug 1941, Piercy, Mendocino, California, United States.

Residence: 562 Van Buren, 2 Feb 1943, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Derham Manufacturing Co. Inc. employee, Between 1962 and 1966, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Lamb Weston Empolyee, 1974, Hermiston, Umatilla, Oregon, United States.

Baptism: St. James' Episcopal Church, 16 Mar 1980, Lincoln City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Confirmation: St. James' Episcopal Church, 21 Sep 1980, Lincoln City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 31661Fern Rd., 1985-2003, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 2628 NW Satinwood St., 2003-2008, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Between 2004 and 2007, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Regency Park Place, 2595 Jack London St A-9, Between Dec 2007 and Jul 2008, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Corvallis Manor, 160 NE Conifer Blvd Room 314A, Between Jul 2008 and 16 Aug 2008, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

   32 F    v. Robena Gertrude Davidson 145 was born on 4 Sep 1917 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States,145 died on 11 Sep 1995 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States30 at age 78, and was buried in Sep 1995 in Happy Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

Death Notes:
Oregon Vital Records
Name: Smith, Robena Davidson
County: Multnomah
Death Date: 11 Sep 1995
Certificate: 95-19652
Spouse: Mart
Birth Date: 04 Sep 1917

US Veterans Gravesites 1775-2006
Name: Robena Davidson Smith Service Info.: PVT US ARMY Birth Date: 4 Sep 1917 Death Date: 11 Sep 1995 Relation: Wife of Smith, Mart E Interment Date: 14 Sep 1995 Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266 Buried At: Section S Site 722

Robena married Mart Eugene Smith, son of Mart Fay Smith 160 and Mable P. Johnson, on 20 Mar 1942 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.161 Mart was born on 14 Jul 1911 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States,74 died on 5 Dec 1968 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States30 at age 57, and was buried in Dec 1968 in Happy Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.162 Another name for Mart was Gene.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

Census: S. E. Grand, Apr 1940, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. 163

Marriage Notes:
Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: Mart E Smith
Date: 20 Mar 1942
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:11 Page:512a
County and State: Benton Co. OR

General Notes:
1920 Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon Dist 75 Census:
Name: Mart E Smith Age: 8 years Estimated birth year: abt 1912 Birthplace: Washington Race: White Home in 1920: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Sex: Male Marital status: Single Relation to Head of House: Grandson Mother's Birth Place: Washington Father's Birth Place: Washington

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 6 Jan 1920, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. 74

Census: Apr 1930, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States. 164

Military: 1942, Goldendale, Klickitat, Washington, United States.

7. Noah Francis Ephream Davidson 37 was born on 30 Nov 1886 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States,38 died on 1 Jan 1916 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States39 at age 29, and was buried on 3 Jan 1916 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.37 The cause of his death was Tuberculocis.37

General Notes:
Name conflict: Per Edith Farmer family info: Noah Francis Davidson-family tree
info.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 4 Nov 1886, Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States. 37

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Noah married Winifred Allen, daughter of Charles Upham Allen 165 and Margaret Lillard,165 on 1 Jan 1912 in Elk City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. Winifred was born on 27 Jan 1892 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States and died on 17 Feb 1970 in Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States at age 78. Another name for Winifred was Winnie.

Marriage Notes:

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900, Elk City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: May 1910, Elk City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 30 May 1942, Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States. 166

Social Security Number: 541-05-4556, 1970.

The child from this marriage was:

   33 F    i. Eleanor Margaret Davidson was born on 8 Nov 1912 in Elk City, Lincoln, Oregon, United States and died on 14 Apr 2008 in Eagle Creek, Clackamas, Oregon, United States at age 95.

Eleanor married Guy Landon Dick,167 son of Jeremiah M. Dick and Alice M. CONRAD, on 11 Jul 1936 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.168 Guy was born on 18 Jan 1883 in Liverpool, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States167 and died on 12 Sep 1950 in Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States at age 67.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 10 Jun 1940, , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. 169

Residence: North Beaver Creek, 27 Apr 1942, , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. 167

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon, United States. 31

Occupation: Minister, 20 Apr 1910, , Multnomah County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Railroad Mail Clerk, 12 Sep 1918, Gaston, Washington, Oregon, United States. 49

Physical Description: 12 Sep 1918, Gaston, Washington, Oregon, United States. 49

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, Gaston, Washington, Oregon, United States. 49

Occupation: Railroad Mail Clerk, 1920, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Railroad Mail Clerk, 20 Jan 1930, , Washington County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Mail Clerk, 9 Apr 1930, Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

Property: Real Estate Value $4,000, 9 Apr 1930, Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 27 Apr 1942. 167

Occupation: retired reailway mail clerk, 27 Apr 1942, , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. 167

Physical Description: 27 Apr 1942, , Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. 167

8. Mary Jane Davidson 22 was born on 6 Jun 1889 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States,40 died on 7 Mar 1973 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States41 at age 83, and was buried on 10 Mar 1973 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.42

General Notes:
Marriage date conflict: 7 Sep 1909 per Edith Farmer family tree info (1998).

Mary's sister Viola is extensively quoted in the Seattle-Times, Corvallis, Oregon, Wednesday, May 10, 1972. In this article she recalls: "Three of us, including me, Noah and Mary, were born at Peak (Oregon.)"

Evan and Mary are listed in the 13th Census of the United States, Precinct 3, Benton County, Oregon.
The census reports that on April 13th, 1910, Earl M. Harris and ____, Mary were living as husband and wife at 861 Madison Street. Earl was 25 years old; Mary was 20. They had not yet been married a year. Evan was born in Nebraska; Mary in Oregon.
Evan's father was born in New York; Mary's father in Virginia. Evan's mother was born in Wisconsin; Mary's mother in Iowa.
Both spoke English. Both could read and write. Evan was currently an out-of-work house painter. He had been out of work 12 weeks during 1909. They were renting a house.

Viola Davidson Farmer wrote: "Mary had no children with Carter Farmer. Mary Harris was Carter's third wife."

Near Harrison's grave in the Davidson Cemetery is the gravestone of Urias Cross (1842 - 1916). Urias was a blacksmith by trade who came from California with Harrison and Virgie Davidson to Blodgett, Oregon. He lived with the Davidsons as a family member until his death. He swam the St. Lawrence River. Mary Davidson referred to him as "Unk." She followed him everywhere he went. She spoke of "Unk" many times throughout her life.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 31

Census: 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States. 49

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1930, Wren, Benton, Oregon, United States. 170

Social Security Number: 541-78-6729, 1973.

Mary married Evan Monroe Harris Sr.,171 son of Nathaniel Allen Harris 172 and Georgianna Mendana Jones,173 on 7 Nov 1909 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.173 Evan was born on 20 Mar 1885 in Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska, United States,174 died on 18 Dec 1924 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States173 at age 39, and was buried on 20 Dec 1924 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of his death was from influenza, sinusitis and encephalitis.

Marriage Notes:
Oregon State Archives:
Case# 7-491a Name Davidson, Mary J & Harris, Evan M Date 1909 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical

Marriage Certificate: Evan M. Harris and Mary J. Davidson are married at the home of Harry Davidson in the presence of G.H. Davidson (George Henry) and Lonnie M. Peoples on Nov 7, 1909 by Rev. Bertha M. Peoples (Peak, Oregon)


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: Evan M. Harris
Groom's Birth Date:
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Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Mary J. Davidson
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 07 Nov 1909
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
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Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDJR0J






Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Apr 1910, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. 48

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

General Notes:
Evan was born on his father's birthday
Evan and Mary are listed in the 13th Census of the United States, Precinct 3, Benton County, Oregon.
The census reports that on April 13th, 1910, Earl M. Harris and ____, Mary were living as husband and wife at 861 Madison Street. Earl was 25 years old; Mary was 20. They had not yet been married a year. Evan was born in Nebraska; Mary in Oregon.
Evan's father was born in New York; Mary's father in Virginia. Evan's mother was born in Wisconsin; Mary's mother in Iowa.
Both spoke English. Both could read and write. Evan was currently an out-of-work house painter. He had been out of work 12 weeks during 1909. They were renting a house.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Painter.

Census: 1885, Burton, Keya Paha, Nebraska, United States. 175

Census: Jun 1900, Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States. 176

Occupation: House Painter, Apr 1910, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: logger for Brown Lumber Company,, 12 Sep 1918, Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States. 49

Physical Description: 12 Sep 1918, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 49

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, , Lane County, Oregon, United States. 177

Occupation: Farmer, Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

   34 M    i. Allen Davidson Harris 173 was born on 8 Jul 1910 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States,173 died on 8 Jan 1973 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States178 at age 62, and was buried on 11 Jan 1973 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.179

Allen married Margaret Ann Jorgensen,173 daughter of Hans Peter Jorgensen 180 and Carrie Alvilda Nielsen,180 on 24 Nov 1934 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.173 Margaret was born on 20 Apr 1913 in Long Creek, Grant, Oregon, United States,181 died on 28 Oct 2004 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States173 at age 91, and was buried on 1 Nov 2004 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.173

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 447 14th Ave, 1940, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. 181

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jan 1920, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. 182

Census: Apr 1930, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. 183

Baptism: 17 Feb 1954. 173

   35 M    ii. Max Walton Harris 173 was born on 27 Aug 1911 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States,184 died on 23 Aug 2009 in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States185 at age 97, and was buried in 2009 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States.185

Birth Notes: US Public Records:
Name: Max W Harris Birth Date: 27 Aug 1911 Address: 33510 Spruce Way, Scappoose, OR, 97056-4328

Death Notes: US Obituary Collection:
Name of Deceased: Max Walton Harris Gender: M (Male) Age at Death: 97 Death Date: 23 Aug 2009 Obituary Date: 27 Aug 2009 Newspaper Title: The Oregonian Newspaper Location: Portland, OR, USA Birth Date: 27 Aug 1911 Birth Place: Corvallis Childrens' Names: Rega Verlene Caddy and Judy Jo Norris
Harris, Max Walton 97 08/27/1911 08/23/2009 He was born in Corvallis Max was a barber He is survived by his daughters, Rega Verlene Caddy and Judy Jo Norris. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Obituary Daily Times Index 1995-2010:
Name: Max Walton Harris Obituary Date: 27 Aug 2009 Death Date: Abt 2009 Death Place: OR Age: 97 Birth Year: abt 1912



General Notes:
Oregon Public Records Index:
Name: Max W Harris Birth Date: Aug 1911 Street address: 7724 N Willamette Blvd City: Portland County: Multnomah State: Oregon Zip Code: 97203 Record Number: 72770204

Name: Max W Harris Birth Date: 27 Aug 1911 Address: 33510 Spruce Way City: Scappoose State: OR Zip Code: 97056-4328

Max married Bertha Elizabeth Quinn, daughter of Charles Albert Quinn and Julia E. Fisher, on 16 May 1934 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.186 Bertha was born on 22 Nov 1910 in Woodland, Cowlitz, Washington, United States,185 died on 29 Jul 2005 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States185 at age 94, and was buried in 2005 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States.185

Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 24 Apr 1940, Wheeler, Tillamook, Oregon, United States. 187

General Notes: Family tradition Elizzabeth:- two Z's. Only one z on birth certificate.
Bertha's father died when she was two.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Jan 1920, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Baptism: 6 Mar 1965. 173

Social Security Number: 544-22-2873, 2005.

   36 M    iii. Evan Monroe Harris Jr. was born on 5 Jun 1918 in Rujadah, Lane County, Oregon, United States,178 died in Apr 2012188 at age 93, and was buried in 2012 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States.188

Birth Notes:
Alternate birthplace Rajadah, Lane County, Oregon.

Evan married Elizabeth Melvina Brown on 23 Feb 1941 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States.173 Elizabeth was born on 30 Aug 1916,173 died on 30 Apr 1989 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States at age 72, and was buried on 5 May 1989 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States. Other names for Elizabeth were Betsy and Elizabeth Alvina Brown.173

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: Biltmore Hotel, 11 Jan 1945, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Death: 30 Apr 1987, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States. 173

Social Security Number: Apr 1989.

   37 F    iv. Shirley June Harris was born on 22 Jul 1924 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States, died on 31 Jan 1986 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States30 at age 61, and was buried in 1986 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of her death was Cancer.

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index
Name: Bottger, Shirley June
County: Benton
Death Date: 31 Jan 1986
Certificate: 86-01874
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1924

Burial Notes:
CEMETERY, Surnames A - F: Mt. Union Ave., Philomath, Benton County, Oregon
BOTTGER, Shirley June Harris, BD 1924, DD 1986, Single stone, SE Row 16, 149-9, (Next to Evan and Mary D. Harris

Shirley married John Albin Bottger, son of Frank Albin Bottger 154 and Lola Pearl Ball,155 on 28 Oct 1945 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.189 John was born on 8 May 1924 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States, died on 6 Jan 2012 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 87, and was buried on 20 Jan 2012 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Divorced: Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 54 W. South, 1951, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 154 W. South, 1953, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: RD 1 Box 11, 1960, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes: Reverand Henderson at Philomath, Benton County, Oregon


Noted events in his life were:

Census: 10-11 Apr 1940, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 158

Census: 17 Apr 1930, Hoskins, Benton, Oregon, United States. 159 (Household Member)

Military: U.S.Navy On The U.S.S. South Dakota, Between 1942 and 1946.

Military: USS South Dakota, 31 Mar 1943.

Military: USS South Dakota, 1 Mar 1946.

Travel: 4 Jun 1953, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

Residence: 2175 SE Powells Rd, 2008-2009, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Mary next married Carter Skidmore Farmer,107 son of Henry Clay Farmer 190 and Rachel Jane Coldiron,191 on 8 Sep 1928 in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.107 Carter was born on 17 Oct 1874 in Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States,192 died on 12 Mar 1958 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States193 at age 83, and was buried in Mar 1958 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States. They had no children.

Marriage Notes: Marriage Notes for Evan Harris and Mary Davidson:
From the Benton County Court House/Marriage records, Corvallis,Oregon:

Mary Jane Davidson married Evan Monroe Harris 10 Nov 1909 Benton County
Marriage Records Vol 7. Page 491.



Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 1930, Wren, Benton, Oregon, United States. 170

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Teton, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

Census: Apr 1940, Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. 194

Residence: 818 E. College St, 1953, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 24 Jun 1880, Chevrolet, Harlan, Kentucky, United States. 195

Census: Apr 1910, Fairfax, Pierce, Washington, United States. 111

Occupation: Coal Miner - Washington Union Coal Company, 12 Sep 1918, Tono, Thurston, Washington, United States. 49

Physical Description: Short height, stout build, grey eyes and brown hair-taken from WWI Draft Registration Card., 12 Sep 1918, Tono, Thurston, Washington, United States. 49

Residence: 12 Sep 1918, Tono, Thurston, Washington, United States. 49

Census: Apr 1920, , Thurston County, Washington, United States. 112

Occupation: Lumber Mill Truck Driver, 1930, Wren, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: farmer, Apr 1940, Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. 194

9. Viola May Davidson 43 was born on 1 May 1897 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,44 died on 9 May 1995 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States45 at age 98, and was buried on 12 May 1995 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.46 The cause of her death was Natural Causes.

General Notes:
Oregon State Archives:

Case# 0325 Name Farmer, Viola May Davidson Date 5-1-1897 Record Type Evidence County Benton Source Health

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: telephone switch board operator.

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 23 Apr 1910, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 12 Sep 1912, Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 21 Sep 1914, Elk City, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: cannery worker, Apr 1940, , Benton County, Oregon, United States. 27

Occupation: head mess hall attendant, Jan 1944, Camp Adair, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Box 23, 12 Apr 1955, Phillipsville, Humboldt, California, United States.

Residence: General Delivery, 31 Aug 1955, Garberville, Humboldt, California, United States.

Viola married Oliver F. Farmer,196 son of Henry Clay Farmer 190 and Rachel Jane Coldiron,191 on 6 Aug 1919 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States.197 Oliver was born on 3 Jan 1889 in Haystack, Powell County, Kentucky, United States,198 died on 4 Jun 1975 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States199 at age 86, and was buried on 7 Jun 1975 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.200 The cause of his death was arteriosclerotic, cerebral vascular and cardiovascular diseas, atherosclerosis.201

Marriage Notes:
Index for 6 Aug 1919 Daily Gazette Times, Benton County reports Marriage Viola Davidson.

Oregon Archives:
Case# 8-422a Name Davidson, Viola M & Farmer, Oliver F Date 1919 Record Type Marriage County Benton Source Genealogical

Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: Mr Oliver F Farmer
Date: 6 Aug 1919
B/G: Bride
Source: Book:8 Page:422a
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: Oliver F. Farmer
Groom's Birth Date:
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Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Viola M. Davidson
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 06 Aug 1919
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDL08H
Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935

Ancestry.com Posting:
Marriage Notes for VIOLA Davidson and OLIVER FARMER:
Benton County CourtHouse,Corvallis,Oregon
Records Div. Vol.8,P422.shows marriage date Aug 7,1919.
Newspaper article by Viola Davidson-Farmer: "We were married in my brother's house near Peak. After a wedding lunch, Albert Lytle, who ran the Philomath taxi service, drove us and the minister of the United Brethren Church, Rev Henderson, back to Philomath where we boarded the train for a trip to Oliver's folks who lived on a farm between Shedd and Brownsville."


Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: Jun 1900, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States. 12

Census: Jan 1920, Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 202

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 238 East College St, Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 27

Property: their home at 238 East College Street with a value of $1,500, Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 27

Residence: P. O. Box 355, 27 Apr 1942, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 203

Residence: 818 E. College St., 1951, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 818 E. College St, 1953, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

Religion: First United Brethren Church.

Census: 27 Jun 1900, , Powell County, Kentucky, United States. 204

Residence: Dec 1910, Fairfax, Pierce, Washington, United States.

Military: 5 Jun 1917, Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

Physical Description: 5 Jun 1917, Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 5 Jun 1917, Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States. 205

Residence: 15 Feb 1919, Tono, Thurston, Washington, United States.

Residence: 21 May 1919, Concrete, Skagit, Washington, United States.

Occupation: Spaulding Logging Camp employee on Harlan Road, 1920, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 26

Occupation: Sawmill Truck Driver, 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Property: Real Estate Value $2,000, Apr 1930, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 202

Occupation: Cannery Worker, Apr 1940, , Benton County, Oregon, United States. 27

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 1942, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Military: WWII Draft Registration, 27 Apr 1942.

Physical Description: 27 Apr 1942, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 203

Children from this marriage were:

   38 M    i. Merwin Davidson Farmer 206 was born on 2 Jun 1920 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,207 died on 9 May 2009 in Graham, Pierce, Washington, United States208 at age 88, and was buried on 15 May 2009 in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States.208 Another name for Merwin was Merwin David Farmer.209

Birth Notes: US Public Records Index:
Name: Merwin D Farmer Birth Date: 2 Jun 1920
[15 Jun 1920] Phone Number: 847-9907 Address: 5419 N 10th St, Tacoma, WA, 98406-2623
[26319 70th Ave E, Graham, WA, 98338-7378 (1993)]
[None, Graham, WA, 98338 (1983)]

Death Notes: Corvallis Gazette Times-Corvallis, Oregon May 13, 2009
Merwin D. Farmer
June 2, 1920 May 9, 2009
Merwin D. Farmer, 88, born to Oliver and Viola Farmer in Peak on June 2, 1920, passed away in his home in Graham, Wash., on May 9.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bougainville during World War II. Merwin loved the outdoors and spent many years working in the lumber industry in Oregon and California and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was active in the Benston Grange and retired from Ultra Poly in Tacoma, Wash.
Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Edith F. Farmer, he is survived by four daughters, Judy McAfee and husband, Jim, of Tacoma, Janice Penoyar of Napa, Calif., Edna Morris of Seattle, and Marilynn Pethick and husband, John, of Graham; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by all and a kind man to the end.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Haven of Rest, Highway 16 West, Gig Harbor, Wash. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway East in Graham, Wash.
Remembrances in Merwin's name can be made to Multicare Hospice, 701 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Tacoma News Tribune-Tacoma, Washington May 13, 2009
Merwin D. Farmer Merwin D. Farmer, 88, born to Oliver and Viola Farmer in Peak, Oregon on June 2, 1920, passed away in his home in Graham, Washington on May 9, 2009. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Bougainville during World War II. Merwin loved the outdoors and spent many years working in the lumber industry in Oregon and California and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was active in the Benston Grange and retired from UltraPoly in Tacoma, Washington. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Edith F. Farmer, he is survived by four daughters, Judy McAfee (Jim) of Tacoma, Janice Penoyar of Napa, CA, Edna Morris of Seattle, and Marilynn Pethick (John) of Graham, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by all and a kind man to the end. Funeral service and graveside 2pm Friday, May 15, 2009 at Haven of Rest, Highway 16 West, Gig Harbor. A reception will follow (5pm) at Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway East, in Graham. Remembrances in Merwin's name may be made to Multicare Hospice, 701 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, 98402.

Tacoma, Washington, Obituary Index, 1939-2010:
Name: Merwin D Farmer Publication Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States Death Date: 9 May 2009 Notes: 16-MAY-2009 A7

Burial Notes: findagrave.com posting:
MERWIN D. FARMER
Merwin D. Farmer, 88, born to Oliver and Viola Farmer in Peak, Oregon on June 2, 1920, passed away in his home in Graham, Washington on May 9, 2009. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Bougainville during World War II. Merwin loved the outdoors and spent many years working in the lumber industry in Oregon and California and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was active in the Benston Grange and retired from UltraPoly in Tacoma, Washington. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Edith F. Farmer, he is survived by four daughters, Judy McAfee (Jim) of Tacoma, Janice Penoyar of Napa, CA, Edna Morris of Seattle, and Marilynn Pethick (John) of Graham, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was loved by all and a kind man to the end. Funeral service and graveside 2pm Friday, May 15, 2009 at Haven of Rest, Highway 16 West, Gig Harbor. A reception will follow (5pm) at Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway East, in Graham. Remembrances in Merwin's name may be made to Multicare Hospice, 701 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, 98402.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on 5/13/2009

General Notes: I talked to Merwin on August 21, 2008 and he advised that he had changed his middle name from Davidson to David right after he got out of the service-said that Davidson was to long!/George Davidson

Merwin married Edith Fay Wren,210 daughter of Sammie Jones Wren 211 and Edna Marie Holland,212 on 26 Nov 1941 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.54 Edith was born on 2 Apr 1921 in Stanley, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States,213 died on 22 Apr 2007 in Graham, Pierce, Washington, United States213 at age 86, and was buried on 26 Apr 2007 in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States.213

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 703 Main St, 1954, Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

Residence: 471 16th St, 1955, Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

Residence: General Delivery, 27 Mar 1972, Hydesville, Humboldt, California, United States. 22

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Apr 1930, Stanley, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. 214

Graduation: Junction City High School, 9 Jun 1938, Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States.

Census: 25 Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 215

Social Security Number: 544-14-0001, Apr 2007.

   39 M    ii. Edon H. Farmer 145 was born on 24 Dec 1922 in Peak, Benton, Oregon, United States,216 died on 11 Feb 2007 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 84, and was buried on 17 Feb 2007 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of his death was Cancer.

Birth Notes:
Obituary shows birth date: Dec. 24, 1922

Death Notes:
Corvallis Gazette-Times Feb. 15, 2007
Obituaries:
Edon H. Farmer
Dec. 24, 1922 - Feb. 11, 2007
Edon H. Farmer, 84, died Sunday evening at his home in Philomath.
He was born to Oliver and Viola Farmer in the former township of Peak, south of Blodgett.
Edon married Virginia Nicolaides in Philomath on Feb. 19, 1942.
A decorated veteran, Edon served his country in the European Theatre during World War II as a private first class in the U.S. Army. Most of his working career was spent in the timber industry. He worked as a logger, equipment operator and timberland manager. He also spent time as a horse trainer and horseshoer.
Edon was a self-educated man of many and varied interests; the author of many great stories. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Preceded in death by his eldest son, Michael Farmer, who passed in 2000, he is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Peter Block; daughter and son-in-law Hannah and Emelio Trampuz; son and partner Allan C. Farmer and Mindy Porter; daughter and son-in-law Linda Rae and Scott Gerlach; and son Daniel Bruce Farmer.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Burial Notes: Obituary Daily Times Index 1995-2010:
Name: Edon H Farmer Obituary Date: 15 Feb 2007 Death Date: Abt 2007 Death Place: Philomath OR Age: 84 Birth Year: abt 1923

Edon married Virginia Olive Nicolaides, daughter of Aaron Victor Nicolaides and Susan Olive Edwards, on 19 Feb 1942 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States.217 Virginia was born on 28 May 1922 in Yucaipa, San Bernardino, California, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 3 Main St, 1951, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 55 North N. St., 1958, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes:
Benton County Oregon:
Marriage Record for Edon H Farmer
Spouse: Virginia NICOLAIDES
Date: 19 Feb 1942
B/G: Groom
Source: Book:11 Page:483a
County and State: Benton Co. OR




Noted events in her life were:

Census: 6 May 1930, Aantelope, Los Angeles, California, United States. 218

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. 219 (Occupant)

Census: Apr 1940, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 219 (Household Member)

   40 M    iii. Lynn Evan Farmer 220 was born on 29 May 1932 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States,220 died on 21 Nov 2013 in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States at age 81, and was buried on 27 Nov 2013 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Death Notes: Corvallis Gazette Times - 23 Nov 2013:
Lynn Evan Farmer
May 29, 1932 - Nov. 21, 2013
Lynn Evan Farmer, a longtime resident of Philomath, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Timberview Care Center in Albany. He was 81.
Lynn was born May 29, 1932, to Oliver Farmer and Viola (Davidson) Farmer. Lynn attended Philomath schools before working in the timber industry, where he worked most of his life. He married Helen E. Carlile of Philomath on May 6, 1954, at the Corvallis Church of the Nazarene. They were married 59 years and 6 months. The couple made their home in Philomath until 1996, when they moved to Corvallis.
Lynn had many interests, including woodworking and model airplanes. He enjoyed science, animals and the outdoors. He had an ear for music and loved to sing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Farmer; his mother, Viola Farmer; his brothers, Merwin Farmer and Eden Farmer; and one infant son. He is survived by his wife, Helen Farmer; daughter, Beverly Hendrix; sons, Ronald Farmer and Donald Farmer; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his family.
The funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis. Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.

General Notes:
Military Honorable Discharge Papers: Benton County, Oregon Court House book 13, page 411:

Discharge: 25 Mar 1953-Fort Lewis, Washington

Lynn married Helen Elvina Carlile, daughter of Ernest G. Carlile and Odellia E. Melcher, on 6 May 1954 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States. Helen was born on 23 Sep 1934 in , , Minnesota, United States.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: 235 North F. St, 1955, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 818 E. College St., 1956, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 818 E. College St., 1959, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 818 E. College St, 1960, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Marriage Notes:

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1940, Sylvan, Cass, Minnesota, United States.
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89. Oregon Death Index 1903-1998, Certificate 82-06304.

90. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Mehama, Marion County, enumerated April 18th, enumeration district (ED) 24-40, sheet 1B, household 12, Robert O. Adams; digital images (accessed 11 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3374.

91. WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Robert Oliver Adams Birth Date: 31 Dec 1895 Birth Place: Detroir, Michigan Residence: Mehama, Oregon Race: White.

92. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed May 8, 2009), Surname: "January". .... Birth Certificate, Notification of Birth and Certified copy of Birth Record-Marilynn Kay Farmer Registrar's No. 1246, 27 Mar 1972-Eureka, California.

93. Social Security Application. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed May 8, 2009), Surname: "January".

94. Oregon Death Index 1903-1998. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed May 8, 2009), Surname: "January".

95. 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626. .... Ancestry.com database and images, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 Feb 2012); January Family; Griffin Family Tree.

96. Ancestry.com database and images, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 Feb 2012); January Family; Griffin Family Tree.

97. 1920 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Portland, Multnomah County, enumeration district (ED) 189, p. 8A, family 203, George and Emma Griffin; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 Feb 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll T625_1503.

98. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 Nov 2009), Thomas Sine Hamm.

99. E-Mail. E-Mail from family members and related cousins.

100. William A. Gochenour, Jr., Arlington, TX.

101. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumerated Apr 1940, enumeration district (ED) 2-23, sheet 4A, William H and Gertrude Hamm; digital images (accessed 5 Apr 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627.

102. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed Apr 11, 2010), Joseph and Missouri Ritner Edwards Family - Oregon.

103. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, West Philomath, Benton County, Enumerated April 1940, enumeration district (ED) 2-28, sheet 1A, Hal and Lorene Hamm; digital images (accessed 5 Apr 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627.

104. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, WWI Draft Registration. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed Apr 11, 2010), Joseph and Missouri Ritner Edwards Family - Oregon. .... WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Alvin Edwards Birth Date: 26 Dec 1882 Birth Place: Polk County, Oregon Residence: Philomath, Oregon Race: White.

105. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, WWI Draft Registration. .... Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card.

106. Oregon Death Index 1903-1998. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed Apr 11, 2010), Joseph and Missouri Ritner Edwards Family - Oregon.

107. Viola Davidson Farmer, Memories of Oliver Farmer - compiled by Viola Davidson Farmer (Found in the belongings of Shirley Harris Bottger and in possesion of Shirley's daughter Sherry Bottger Fish - August 2011. There is not date or location on the typed notes.), Sherry Bottger Fish has the original - No date or location is on the typed document. Suspect it was created and done in Benton County, Oregon.

108. Ancestry.com-Database: Gene Pool Individual Records-Coulson. .... 1910 U.S. census, Washington, population schedule, Fairfax, Pierce County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 186, sheet 17A, dwelling 33, family 33, Carter S. Farmer (Carter J. Hanner); digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www. ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624; Hard to read census, appears to read name Hanner but believe this is actually Carty S. Farmer.

109. E-Mail.

110. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, West Philomath, Benton County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 2-28, sheet 7B, household 141, Arthur Farmer; digital images (accessed 12 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3353.

111. 1910 U.S. census, Washington, population schedule, Fairfax, Pierce County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 186, sheet 17A, dwelling 33, family 33, Carter S. Farmer (Carter J. Hanner); digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www. ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624; Hard to read census, appears to read name Hanner but believe this is actually Carty S. Farmer.

112. 1920 U.S. census, Washington, population schedule, Tono, Thurston County, Enumerated January, enumeration district (ED) 389, sheet 5B, dwelling 109, family 110, Carter S. Farmer; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625.

113. Viola Davidson Farmer-prepared by Leland Davidson, Davidson History 1836-1969 by Viola Davidson Farmer (Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, Eugene Business College, 383 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97401 Phone: 541-345-3413, 1969), Booklet-copy on file with George I. Davidson.

114. Obituary Posting, Corvallis Gazette Times, March 12, 2008. .... 1920 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625. .... Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917, Polk County, Oregon. .... WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Fred Altaverd Smith Birth Date: 13 Jun 1892 Birth Place: Leight, Nebraska Residence: West Lake, Oregon Race: White. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 Feb 2013), Smith Family.

115. Obituary Posting, Corvallis Gazette Times, March 12, 2008. .... 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

116. Obituary Posting, Corvallis Gazette Times, March 12, 2008.

117. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumerated Apr 1940, enumeration district (ED) 2-23, sheet 4A, Bruce G and Thelma Hamm; digital images (accessed 5 Apr 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627.

118. Social Security Death Index, SSN 543-28-3241 Issued Oregon before 1951.

119. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 Nov 2012), Ernst Arthur Hoyt Family.

120. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Siletz, Lincoln County, enumerated April 22nd, enumeration district (ED) 21-29, sheet 7B, household 170, Ernest Hoyt; digital images (accessed 12 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3370.

121. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Dec 2014), Lloyd Carl Baron Family; findagrave.com posting.

122. 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Dec 2014), Lloyd Carl Baron Family; findagrave.com posting.

123. Benton County Court House, Corvallis, Oregon Book 10, Page 341b. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Dec 2014), Lloyd Carl Baron Family; findagrave.com posting.

124. Death Certificate, Oregon State Board of Health Registered No. 25 Certificate of Death, Benton County, Oregon George Henry Davidson Died: 16 Feb 1919.

125. The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson. .... Death Certificate, jOregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, #1, Anna Victoria Isabelle Davidson.

126. Death Certificate, jOregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, #1, Anna Victoria Isabelle Davidson.

127. Davidson Family, George & Victoria Davidson Family Bible. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Marriages Page. Anna Victoria Isabelle Hastie and George Henry Davidson, June 7, 1911.

128. Oregon Death Index 1903-1998, Deaths Page. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson. .... Benton, Oregon Book 2, Page 9; Benton County Court House, Corvallis. .... Death Certificate, jOregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, #1, Anna Victoria Isabelle Davidson.

129. Benton, Oregon Book 2 page 1; Benton County Court House, Corvallis.

130. Birth Certificate, County of Alameda, California State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth, Bertha May Hastie, Cert No. 227-15.

131. 1910 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumeration district (ED) 10; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624.

132. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: Sept. 12, 1918-Benton County, Oregon.

133. Library and Archives Canada, "Census of Canada 1901," database, Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com).

134. Death Certificate, State of Oregon, Oregon State Health Division, Department of Human Resources, Vital Records Unit, Certificate of Death, File # 84-007808 Bertha May Lera. .... Birth Certificate, County of Alameda, California State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth, Bertha May Hastie, Cert No. 227-15.

135. Social Security Application. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, Oregon State Health Division, Department of Human Resources, Vital Records Unit, Certificate of Death, File # 84-007808 Bertha May Lera. .... Birth Certificate, County of Alameda, California State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth, Bertha May Hastie, Cert No. 227-15.

136. Database: Oregon Death Index. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, Oregon State Health Division, Department of Human Resources, Vital Records Unit, Certificate of Death, File # 84-007808 Bertha May Lera.

137. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com), Bertha May Lera. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, Oregon State Health Division, Department of Human Resources, Vital Records Unit, Certificate of Death, File # 84-007808 Bertha May Lera.

138. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917-San Francisco, California. .... Death Certificate, State of California, Department of Public Health, Certificate of Death, File No. 74-012410 Peter Lera, 1974.

139. Death Certificate, State of California, Department of Public Health, Certificate of Death, File No. 74-012410 Peter Lera, 1974.

140. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917-San Francisco, California. .... Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917-San Francisco, California. .... Death Certificate, State of California, Department of Public Health, Certificate of Death, File No. 74-012410 Peter Lera, 1974. .... 1930 U.S. census, California, population schedule, Fremont, Santa Clara County, enumerated May 1st, enumeration district (ED) 9, p. 21A, dwelling 530, family 535, Peter and Annie Lera; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed Dec 1, 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 219.

141. Social Security Death Index, SSN 545-07-7166 Issued California before 1951.

142. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917-San Francisco, California.

143. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, San Francisco, San Francisco County, enumerated 16-17 April, enumeration district (ED) 38-84, sheet 65A, household 447, Peter and Anne Lera; digital images (accessed 8 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_301.

144. WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Peter Lera Birth Date: 27 Mar 1895 Birth Place: Lucca, Italy Residence: San Francisco, California Race: White.

145. The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson.

146. Benton County, OR Court House, Births, Book 1, page 35. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson.

147. RootsWeb Calif. Death Records Data Base.

148. Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton Co., Philomath, Oregon.

149. Death Certificate, State of Califrnia, Deptartment of Public Health, Certificate of Death, File No. 4100-83700047 Herman Baltzar Wild, 1983.

150. RootsWeb Calif. Death Records Data Base. .... Death Certificate, State of Califrnia, Deptartment of Public Health, Certificate of Death, File No. 4100-83700047 Herman Baltzar Wild, 1983.

151. Military Discharge DD214. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson.

152. George I. Davidson.

153. Death Certificate, Oregon Department of Human Services, Center for Health Statistics, Certificate of Death, ID # 397816, Mary Pearl Hammar.

154. Death Certificate, Standard Certificate of Death, State of Oregon, Board of Heath-Portland, Publick Health Service, File No. 1317, Frank Bottger.

155. Death Certificate, Standard Cerificate of Death, State of Oregon, Oregon State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, State File No. 245, Ann Bottger, Philomath, Oregon. .... Death Certificate, Standard Certificate of Death, State of Oregon, Board of Heath-Portland, Publick Health Service, File No. 1317, Frank Bottger.

156. Marriage License.

157. Death Certificate, Oregon Department of Human Sources Certificate of Death, File #397816 Mary Davidson Hammar.

158. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Summit, Benton County, enumerated on 10-11 April, enumeration district (ED) 2-27, sheet 2B, Frank and Lola Bottger; digital images (accessed 5 Apr 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627.

159. 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Hoskins, Benton County, enumerated, enumeration district (ED) 0021, sheet 3B, dwelling 66, family 66, Frank and Lola Bottger; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 Apr 2014); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 1939.

160. Ancestry.com database and images, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed Dec 3, 2010); Martin Fay Smith and family; Hamilton, smith, Jhanson, Leighton family tree.

161. Benton County Court Marriage Records (Benton County Court, 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97330 Phone 541-766-6705), Book 11, p. 512a.

162. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com), Mart E Smith.

163. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Portland, Multnomah County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 37-214, sheet 4A, household 172, Mart E. Smith; digital images (accessed 5 Oct 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3388.

164. 1930 U.S. census, Washington, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

165. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed May 9, 2010), Charles Allen Family - Oregon.

166. WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: George Edward Payne Jr Birth Date: 19 Mar 1883 Birth Place: Galt, Iowa Residence: Toledo, Oregon Race: White.

167. WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Guy Landon Dick Birth Date: 18 Jan 1883 Birth Place: Liverpool, Pennsylvania Residence: North Beavercreek, Oregon Race: White.

168. Ancestry.com database and images, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 May 2012); Guy Landon Dick Family; Dick Family Tree.

169. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Beaver Creek, Lincoln County, enumerated June 10th, enumeration district (ED) 21-6, sheet 1A, household 7, Guy L. Dick; digital images (accessed 11 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3370.

170. 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Wren, Benton County, enumeration district (ED) 34; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

171. 1920 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625. .... Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records. .... 1900 U.S. census, Idaho, population schedule, Idaho Falls, Bingham County, enumerated June 17th and 18th, enumeration district (ED) 20, p. 14A, family 285, Earl and Edith Newcomb; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Jan 2011); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_232.

172. Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records. .... Death Certificate, Oregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, No. 111, Philomath, Benton County, Oregon, Nathaniel A. Harris.

173. Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records.

174. Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records. .... 1900 U.S. census, Idaho, population schedule, Idaho Falls, Bingham County, enumerated June 17th and 18th, enumeration district (ED) 20, p. 14A, family 285, Earl and Edith Newcomb; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Jan 2011); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_232.

175. Nebraska, population schedule, Burton Township, Keya Paha County (1885), p. 40, N. A. Harris and family; digital images, www.ancestry.com.

176. 1900 U.S. census, Idaho, population schedule, Idaho Falls, Bingham County, enumerated June 17th and 18th, enumeration district (ED) 20, p. 14A, family 285, Earl and Edith Newcomb; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 Jan 2011); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_232.

177. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: Sep. 12, 1918-Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.

178. David D Norris Family Tree. .... Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records.

179. David D Norris Family Tree.

180. Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 Dec 2014), Hans Peter Jorgensen Family; findagrave.com posting.

181. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, enumerated, enumeration district (ED) 10-18A, sheet 64A, household 447, Allen D Harris; digital images (accessed 12 Nov 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_741.

182. 1920 U.S. census, Idaho, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625.

183. 1930 U.S. census, Idaho, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

184. David D Norris Family Tree. .... Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Jul 2012), Max Walton Harris.

185. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Jul 2012), Max Walton Harris.

186. Benton County Court House, Corvallis, Oregon Book 10, Page 341b. .... Karen Harris Jenkins, Karen Harris Jenkins (Tim and Karen Jenkins, 4009 N. 5th E. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
EMail mkarenjenkins@msn.com), Photos, Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records.

187. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Wheeler, Tillamook County, enumeration district (ED) 29-41, sheet 3A, household 57, Max W. Harris; digital images (accessed 27 Jul 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3379.

188. "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 Mar 2013), Harris Family.

189. Lola Ball Bottger's family notes.

190. 1900 U.S. census, Kentucky, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623. .... Jay Henderson Mr., Ancestry.com, Henderson Family History Site(http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=1533031&pid=-1925365824); Farmer Family Tree posted on Ancestry.Com by Jay (James) Henerson .... Death Certificate, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, File No. 22252, Isom Farmer, 1933. .... Henry Clay Farmer. .... Death Certificate, Standard Certificate of Death, State of Oregon, Oregon State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, File No. 6655, Stella Cash Farmer.

191. Jay Henderson Mr., Ancestry.com, Henderson Family History Site(http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=1533031&pid=-1925365824); Farmer Family Tree posted on Ancestry.Com by Jay (James) Henerson .... Death Certificate, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, File No. 22252, Isom Farmer, 1933. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer. .... Death Certificate, Standard Certificate of Death, State of Oregon, Oregon State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, File No. 6655, Stella Cash Farmer.

192. William A. Gochenour, Jr., Arlington, TX. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 Oct 2012), Carter Farmer.

193. Oregon Death Index 1903-1998. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 Oct 2012), Carter Farmer.

194. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Roberts, Jefferson County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 26-23, sheet 4A, household 50, Carter S. Farmer; digital images (accessed 27 Jul 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_747.

195. 1880 U.S. census, Kentucky, population schedule, Harlan County, enumeration district (ED) 46; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9.

196. Benton County, Birth Index. .... WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Oliver F Farmer Birth Date: 3 Jan 1889 Birth Place: Haystack, Kentucky Residence: Philomath, Oregon Race: White. .... Viola Davidson Farmer, Memories of Oliver Farmer - compiled by Viola Davidson Farmer (Found in the belongings of Shirley Harris Bottger and in possesion of Shirley's daughter Sherry Bottger Fish - August 2011. There is not date or location on the typed notes.), Sherry Bottger Fish has the original - No date or location is on the typed document. Suspect it was created and done in Benton County, Oregon. .... Henry Clay Farmer. .... Birth Certificate, Certificate of attending physician or midwife, Certificate of Birth, State File No. 81, Philomath, Benton County, Oreogn, Lynn Evan Farmer. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer. .... Oliver F. Farmer.

197. Benton County Court House, Corvallis, Oregon Book 10, Page 341b. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Certificate page following page 609. signed by Rev. S.A. Henderson, Witness: H. Davidson and Virgie Davidson.

198. International Genealogical Index #1903809. .... Benton County, Birth Index. .... 1900 U.S. census, Kentucky, population schedule, Magisterial District 3, Powell County, enumerated June 27th, enumeration district (ED) 91, p. 26B, dwelling 457, family 486, Henry and Rachal Farmer Family; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed February 7, 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_548. .... WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Oliver F Farmer Birth Date: 3 Jan 1889 Birth Place: Haystack, Kentucky Residence: Philomath, Oregon Race: White. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer. .... Oliver F. Farmer.

199. Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer. .... Oliver F. Farmer.

200. Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Benton Co., Philomath, Oregon. .... Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer. .... Oliver F. Farmer.

201. Death Certificate, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Health Division, File no 75-008679, Oliver F. Farmer.

202. 1930 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumeration district (ED) 27; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

203. WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Oliver F Farmer Birth Date: 3 Jan 1889 Birth Place: Haystack, Kentucky Residence: Philomath, Oregon Race: White.

204. 1900 U.S. census, Kentucky, population schedule, Magisterial District 3, Powell County, enumerated June 27th, enumeration district (ED) 91, p. 26B, dwelling 457, family 486, Henry and Rachal Farmer Family; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed February 7, 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_548.

205. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card, Issued: June 5, 1917-Linn County, Oregon Albany Board.

206. The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson. .... Benton County, Birth Index.

207. The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Births Page. .... Benton County, Birth Index. .... Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Certificate No. 2009-004115 Issued 13 May 2009, Merwin David Farmer.

208. Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Certificate No. 2009-004115 Issued 13 May 2009, Merwin David Farmer.

209. Birth Certificate, Notification of Birth and Certified copy of Birth Record-Marilynn Kay Farmer Registrar's No. 1246, 27 Mar 1972-Eureka, California. .... Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Certificate No. 2009-004115 Issued 13 May 2009, Merwin David Farmer.

210. Edith Farmer. .... Birth Certificate, Notification of Birth and Certified copy of Birth Record-Marilynn Kay Farmer Registrar's No. 1246, 27 Mar 1972-Eureka, California.

211. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, WWI Draft Registration Card. .... WWII Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Description:
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.), Name: Sammie J Wren Birth Date: 2 Nov 1894 Birth Place: Upshur, Texas Residence: Philomath, Oregon Race: White. .... Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Cert # 2007-003022 Edith Fay Farmer. .... Obituary Posting, Sammie J Wren Obit Posting. .... Sammie J. Wren. .... "Find A Grave.com," database(www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 Jan 2015), Sammie J. Wren Family; findagrave.com posting.

212. Birth Certificate, State of New Mexico, Deptartment of Public Health, Delayed Certificate of Birth, Edna Marie Holland. .... Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Cert # 2007-003022 Edith Fay Farmer. .... Birth Certificate, State of New Mexico, Department of Public Health, Delayed Certificate of Birth, Rossevelt County, Edna Marie Holland.

213. Death Certificate, State of Washington, Department of Health, Certificate of Death, Cert # 2007-003022 Edith Fay Farmer.

214. 1930 U.S. census, New Mexico, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626.

215. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumerated Apr 1940, enumeration district (ED) 2-23, sheet 11B, Sammie and Edna Wren; digital images (accessed 5 Apr 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627.

216. Military Discharge Papers, Benton County Court House, Oregon Book 4 Page 655. .... The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson. .... Benton County, Birth Index.

217. Benton County Oregon Court House, Book 11 Page 483a.

218. 1930 U.S. census, California, population schedule, Antelope, Los Angeles County, enumerated, May 6th, enumeration district (ED) 797, sheet 8A, dwelling 212, family 217, Aard (Aaron) V. Nichilaides; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Jan 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 123.

219. 1940 U.S. census, Oregon, population schedule, Philomath, Benton County, enumerated April, enumeration district (ED) 2-23, sheet 11A, household 236, Aaron V. Nicolaides; digital images (accessed 6 Dec 2014); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627, roll T627_3353.

220. The Holy Bible-Old and New Testaments (Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.), Bible presented to George and Victoria Hastie Davidson. .... Birth Certificate, Certificate of attending physician or midwife, Certificate of Birth, State File No. 81, Philomath, Benton County, Oreogn, Lynn Evan Farmer.


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