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English Cemetery ~ Mary Irene Wolverton ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Wolverton, Mary Irene
MAIDEN NAME: Staats AKA 1: Dalton AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 6 Aug 1864 DIED: 15 July 1923 BURIED:  ~ English Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Airlie, Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Monmouth, Polk Co, Oregon
1st MARRIAGE - "William E. Dalton & Mary Staats m 2 Feb 1882 at Res. of Asa Staats by J.A. Hollinsbaugh M.G. Wit: J.M. Dalton & J.S. Dalton." 
1900 OR CENSUS - Mary Irene Dalton (b Aug 1864, OR, widowed, mother of 4 children, all living) enumerated with 4 children, Ada M. (b Nov 1882, OR), Wilma E. (b Nov 1884, OR), Crosby B. (b Dec 1886, OR) and Walter L. (b Aug 1889, OR)
2nd MARRIAGE - Otis A. Wolverton & Mrs Irene Dalton m 18 Oct 1910, Polk Co, Oregon
2nd husband Otis A. Wolverton died 12 Jan 1943 and was buried in Fir Crest Cemetery (obit Monmouth Herald 14 Jan 1943); she was his second wife
OSBH DC (Polk County 1923) #81 - Mary Irene Wolverton, female, housewife, married (O. A. Wolverton); b 6 Aug 1864, in Airlie, Oregon, d. 15 Jul 1901 at Monmouth, Oregon at the age of 58 yrs 11 mos 9 days, name of father Isaac Staats (b. Albany, New York), maiden name of mother Orlena Williams (b. Nashville, Tennessee); bur English cem; informant C.E. Staats of Dallas, Oregon.
Mrs. O. A. Wolverton Buried Last Tuesday
Mrs. O.A. Wolverton died at her home in this city last Sunday morning at 12:30. She had been a patient sufferer since she returned from the Dallas hospital several weeks ago and her case was hopeless from the first. 
Funeral services which were held in the local Christian church Tuesday afternoon were attended by a large crowd. The display of flowers was exceptional, the coffin and the pulpit being banked by a mass of bloom. Reverend H. C. Shropshire preached the sermon, extolling the virtues and character of the deceased, and Rev. C. F. Trimble of the Dallas Christian church assisted. Burial was in the old English cemetery near Airlie. 
Mary Irene Staats was descended from one of the pioneer families of this part of Oregon. She was born near Airlie on the Staats donation land claim, August 6, 1864, the daughter of the late Isaac and Orlena Staats. 
She was married to W. E. Dalton, February 2, 1882, and was left a widow ten years later, with four children, all of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Ada Taylor of Portland, Mrs. J. W. Orr of Dallas; Crosby Dalton of Eugene and Walter Dalton of Albany. In October 1910 she was married to O. A. Wolverton. She joined the Christian church in Independence in 1887 had has since been an active member. For a number of years past she has been treasurer of the Ladies Aid Society of the church and has had a prominent part in all of its activities. 
She was also a member of the Agate Rebekah lodge, Monmouth; Adah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, of Independence, the Grange and the Fraternal Union of Monmouth. Members of the Rebekah lodge attended the funeral in a body. 
Beside her children she is survived by six grandchildren, two step-daughters, Mrs. D.J. Bolter of Suver and Miss Leota Wolverton of Portland, and four brothers, J. M. Staats of Salem, J. O. Staats of Eugene, C. E. Staats of Dallas and A. C. Staats of Airlie. 
Bearers at the grave were officers of the local Christian church. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Staats, Mrs. Allgood, Mrs. Hayter, Messrs and Mesdames M. L. Boyd, V. C. Staats, Claire Staats, Vere Staats, Schaeffer, E. V. Dalton, Marioce Dalton, Sundberg, Thomas Hooker, Scott Loughary and Mrs. Proctor of Dallas; Mrs. Irma Hecker, M.r and Mrs. Dave Simpson of Albany; Nick Tartar of Corvallis and Messrs and Mesdames Will Walker, John Bohannon, M. C. Williams, W.F. Campbell, and Thomas Williams of Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Gill of Eugene and Mrs. H.M. Hayles of Airlie.
Monmouth Herald (Friday) 20 Jul 1923, 1:3
Mary Irene
Aug 6, 1864
July 15, 1923
[shares marker with William E. Dalton]
OSBH DC (Polk County 1923) #81
Saucy/Tolle Survey & Photographs
Polk Co, Oregon, marriage Records, 1879-1888, Page 12
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Monmouth, ED 177, FA#60)
Oregon Marriage Index (
MH 20 July 1923, 1:3
ROW: 21-8  

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