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Bevens, Jefferson Davis
BORN: 30 Aug 1861 DIED: 29 Aug 1944 BURIED: 31 Aug 1944 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Suver, Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon
Name of father Hudson James Bevens
Maiden name of mother Mary Susan Wilson
[Parents are buried in Elk City Cemetery, Lincoln Co., Oregon
]1st MARRIAGE - Jefferson D. Bevens & Josephine Morrison md 1 Sept 1883, Benton Co, Oregon 
1900 OR CENSUS - Jefferson Bevens (b Aug 1860, OR) enumerated with wife of 17 years Josie (b Mar 1865, OR, mother of 2 children, both living) and 2 sons, Claude E. (b June 1884, OR) and Vergil S. (b May 1896, OR)
2nd MARRIAGE - to Ella ---
1920 OR CENSUS - Jeff D. Bevens (58y, b OR) enumnerated with wife Ella (50y, b W Va)
1930 OR CENSUS - Jeff D. Bevens (68y, b OR, divorced)
OSBH DC (Polk County 1944) #103 - Jefferson Davis Bevens, male, retired farmer, widowed; .b 30 Aug 1861 at Suver, Oregon, d. 29 Aug 1944 at Dallas, Oregon at the age of 82 yrs 11 mos 29 days, name of father H. B. Bevens (b. Kentucky), maiden name of mother mother Wilson (b. Kentucky); bur Smith; informant Claude Bevens of Dallas.
Jeff D. Bevens.
Jefferson D. Bevens, 83-year-old Polk county native son, died Tuesday at the Dallas hospital after an illness of several weeks. His death came one day short of his 83rd birthday as he was born at Suver on August 30, 1861. 
Mr. Bevens, familiarly known as Jeff, was one of 12 children. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Bevens and children had moved to Polk county by immigrant train prior to his birth and settled on a homestead near Suver. Jeff spent his boyhood and young manhood there. He married Miss Josephine Morrison September 1, 1883, at Elk City in Lincoln county. They spent their lives farming in various parts of Oregon and at one time Mr Bevens oeprated a meat market at Airlie. They moved to Dallas to establish their present home about 30 years ago. Mrs. Bevens passed awsay here April 22, 1917. One of their two sons Virgil Bevens, veteran of World War I, passed away October 16, 1929. Mr. Bevens continued to make his home in Dallas. He served for many years as circuit bailiff under Judge William Ramsey and Judge Arlie G. Walker. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for 43 years. 
Mr. Bevens is survived by one son, Claude of Dallas, and one brother, Freeman Bevens of Corvallis. A grandson, Jack Bevens is a private first class in the United Startes army overseas. There are also a number of nieces and nephews residing in the county and various parts of the state. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm today (Thursday) at the Henkle & Bollman chapel with Rex Lawson, supply pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Burial was in the pioneer Smith cemetery, now located in the government established tract south of Monmouth, beside his wife.
Itemizer Observer (Thursday) 31 Aug 1944, 4:3
Jeff D. Bevens
[shares marker with Josephine Bevens]
OSBH DC (Polk County 1944) #103
Benton Co, Oregon, Marriage Records
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute Pct, ED 176, FA#9)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Dallas, ED 382, Sheet 4A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Dallas, ED 42, Sheet 10B)
IO 31 Aug 1944, 4:3
ROW: 46-3  

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