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English Cemetery ~ Martha E. Williams ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Williams, Martha E.
MAIDEN NAME: Simpson AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 8 June 1838 DIED: 2 Nov 1920 BURIED: 5 Nov 1920 ~ English Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Arkansas
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co, Oregon

MARRIAGE - "Married on the 30th ult, by Isaac Staats, JP, Mr James L. Williams and Miss Martha E. Simpson, all of Polk County." 
[Oregon Statesman, 8 Apr 1856; marriage not recorded in Polk County]
1880 OR CENSUS - Martha E. Williams (41y, b Ark); with her was husband James L. Williams (farmer, 49y, b Ark), and dau Julia E. Williams, age 6. b. Oregon.
[Julia, birthname Julietta, was adopted. She was the daughter of Ephriam and Julia Ann Conrow. The mother died shortly after the birth of Julia, and was cared for by J. L. and Martha Williams, then adopted by them on 3 Jul 1876 in Polk Co. SOURCE - Change of name, Dallas, Oregon, pg 203 via Oregon, Adoptions and Name Changes, 1876, 1918 at]
1900 OR CENSUS - Martha E. Williams, age 61, no children, b. Jul 1838, in Arkansas, is enumerated with her husband of 40 years, husband James L., age 69, occupation farmer, b. Jul 1831 in Arkansas.

OSBH DC (Marion Couny 1920) #704 - Martha Williams, female, widowed, b. 8 Jun 1838 in Arkansas, d. 2 Noc 1920 in Salem, Oregon (Deaconess Hospital) at the age of 82 yrs 4 mos 24 days, name of father Green Simpson (b. Georgia), maiden name of mother Mary Wood, interment English 5 Nov, undertaker C. W. Henkle, informant A. Parker of Monmouth.
Mrs. J. L. Williams, a former elderly resident of Monmouth, passed away at the Deaconess hospital in Salem Tuesday afternoon. Since the death of her husband, “Uncle Bob” Williams, May 4, Mrs. Williams has been in the hospital. Her maiden name was Martha Simpson and she was a daughter of Greene Simpson, having been born in Arkansas 82 years ago. Her father was one of the pioneer settlers of the Luckiamute valley. The Williams’ never had any children but have an adopted daughter, Mrs. W.K. Tetherow of North Port, Wash, who is expected here to attend the funeral. Charles Leonard, an old friend of the couple, and administrator under the will of Mr. Williams, is looking after the funeral arrangements. The funeral party will leave Henkle’s undertaking parlors in Independence this afternoon (Friday) at 12:30 and will proceed to Airlie where burial is to be in the Smith [English] cemetery. There will be services at the grave with Rev H.C. Dunsmore officiating.
Monmouth Herald, Friday, November 5, 1920, 1:5

A pioneer resident of the Luckiamute country, and past 82 years old, Mrs. Martha Williams died Tuesday night in the Deaconess Hospital in Salem. The funeral was held today and interment was made in the English cemetery at Airlie.
Mrs. Williams, with her husband, who died May 8th last, was a pioneer resident on a farm near Luckiamute station. A few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved to Monmouth, where they made their home until the last summons.
There were no children and the nearest living relative is a niece living at some point in Washington.
Independence Enterprise (Fri) 5 Nov 1920
No marker
OSBH DC (Marion County 1920) #704
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., S. Monmouth, ED 177, FA#189)
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Monmouth, ED 106, FA#104)
MH 5 Nov 1920, 1:5
IE 5 Nov 1920
ROW: 26-2  

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