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English Cemetery ~ Vere Leslie Staats ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Staats, Vere Leslie
BORN: 9 Sept 1898 DIED: 27 Nov 1954 BURIED: 30 Nov 1954 ~ English Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Airlie, Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: McMinnville, Yamhill Co, Oregon
1900 OR CENSUS - Vere Staats (b Sept 1898, OR) enumerated with parents Clarence (b Feb 1858, OR, married 19 years) and Sarah E. (b Jan 1865, OR; mother of 3 children, all living) and 2 siblings, Vivian C. (male, b Apr 1883, OR) and Eva C. (female, b Feb 1885, OR) 
MARRIAGE - Vere Leslie Staats & Lyle Yexley md 30 June 1922, Clackamas Co, Oregon
1930 OR CENSUS - Vere Staats (31y, b OR, married at age 23y), enumerated with wife Lyle (31y, b IA, married at age 23y) and 2 sons, Vere Jr (2y 11m, b OR) and Lloyd (10m, b OR)

OSBH DC (Yamhill County 1954) #13310 - Vere Leslie Staats, male druggist, widowed (Lyle Y.), b. 9 Sept 1898, Airlie, Oregon, d. 2 Nov 1954 in McMinnville, Oregon (McMinnville Hosptial) at the age of 56 years, usual residence Oceanlake, Oregon, name of father Clarence E. Staats, maiden name of mother Sarah Tarter; bur Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville [marker at English]; informant Leoya E. Staats.

Vere Leslie Staats, 56, a native son of Polk county born to early pioneers, died Saturday at the McMinnville hospital. Vere resided at Oceanlake where he had operated a drug store since 1936. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at O’Malley’s Funeral Home in McMinnville with the Masonic lodge of Taft participating. Rev. Dickey of Oceanlake conducted the service. Vere was born at Airlie September 9, 1898, son the the late M.r and Mrs. C.E. Staats. He attended Airlie grade and high school and graduated from Oregon State college with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He was employed for a number of years in the Dallas Pharmacy by the late R.R. Van Orsdel and also worked at his profession in McMinnville and Newberg before buying the Oceanlake store. He married Lyle Yexley of Oregon City, a domestic science teacher in Dallas high school, some 30 years ago. She preceded him in death in 1952. They were the parents of three sons, Vere Jr, who resides in The Dalles with his wife and son; Lloyd, a student at Oregon State; and Donald, who resides with his wife and two children at Corvallis where he attends OSC. Vere Jr. and Donald saw service in Korea but Lloyd suffered an impairment from polio in his boyhood which kept him out of the service. Mr. Staats was a veteran of World War I. The only surviving member of his immediate family is Dr V.C. Staats of Carlton. His sister, Mrs. Eva Staats Ritner, was killed in an auto accident near the Little Luckiamute bridge on the Pedee highway, May 30, 1938. 
Vere was active in baseball in his younger years, playing town team ball in Dallas and was noted as the long ball hitter of twilight league days here. He became a member of Jennings lodge No 9, AF&AM of Dallas, April 22, 1921, but transferred to the Taft lodge in 1946. He was also a member of the Eastern Star and Odd Fellows lodges.
Itemizer Observer, Thursday, 2 Dec 1954, 2:4-5
Vere L.
[shares marker with Lyle M. Staats]
OSBH DC (Yamhill County 1954) #13310
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, FA#28)
Oregon Marriage Index
1930 OR CENSUS (Yamhill Co, Newberg, ED 6, Sheet 3A)
IO 2 Dec 1954, 2:4-5
ROW: 21-4  

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