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English Cemetery ~ Martha Emiline Simpson ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Simpson, Martha Emiline
MAIDEN NAME: Faulkenberry AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 8 Mar 1842 DIED: 26 Aug 1922 BURIED: 29 Aug 1922 ~ English Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Lawrence Co., Kansas
DEATH PLACE: Santa Clara, Lane Co., Oregon
Name of father Hugh Faulkenberry
Maiden name of mother Sarah Estes
1900 OR CENSUS - Martha E. Simpson, age 58, mother of 6 children 4 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Mar 1842 in Arkansas, enumerated with husband of 39 years, Hend Simpson, age 59, occupation teamster, b. Jan 1841 in Arkansas, along with Fain A. Simpson, age 17, b. Oct 1882 in Oregon, and mother Sarrah (sic) Sebring, age 75, mother of 10 children 8 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Apr 1825 in Tennessee

BIOGRAPHICAL (Source - Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, "Henderson Simpson", Chicago, Chapman Pub. Co., 1903, pg 735):
"Mr. Simpson was married in Airlie to Miss Martha Faulkenberry, a native of Arkansas, whose father, Hugh, of Tennessee, started from Arkansas in 1853 to Oregon, and died while on the way. He was buried near the present site of Denver. Mrs. Simpson’s mother was Sarah Estes, also of Tennessee, and she ended her widowhood by becoming the wife of William Sebring, who is now deceased. He was born in Ohio and crossed the plains in 1844 and located in the Willamette valley."
OSBH DC (Lane County1922) #247 - Martha Emiline Simpson, female, widowed, b. 8 Mar 1842 in Lawrence Co., Kansas, d. 26 Aug 1922 in Santa Clara, Oregon (of Airlie) at the age of 80years 5 mos 18 days, name of father Hugh Faulkenberry (b. Tennessee), maiden name of mother Sarah Estes (b. Tennessee), bur English cem; informant F.A. Simpson, Santa Clara
Mrs. Henderson Simpson, who has lived at Airlie for over half a century, died last week near Eugene at the home of her son, Fain Simpson, and the burial ceremonies were held at the old English cemetery near Airlie, Rev. D.V. Poling of Albany officiating. 
At the time of her passing away she was 81 years of age. She was a native of Arkansas and crossed the plains to Oregon in the year 1856, settling on a donation claim near Airlie, where practically all her life was passed. Her husband died many years ago. 
Surviving her are three sons, David Simpson of Albany, and Phy and Fain Simpson of Eugene; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Williams of Independence; two half brothers, Mark Sebring of Eugene and James Sebring of Walla Walla, Wash. One daughter died about 18 years ago.
Polk County Observer, Thursday, 7 Sep 1922, 6:3
Martha E. Simpson
1842 - 1922
[shares marker with Alfred H.]
Saucy and Tolle Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Lane County1922) #2471900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, Sheet 1B)
PBRWV, pg 735
PCO 7 Sept 1922, 6:3
ROW: 17-6  

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