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Smith Cemetery ~ Ruth Adaline Embree ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Embree, Ruth Adaline
MAIDEN NAME: Morrison AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 13 May 1848 DIED: 29 Dec 1933 BURIED: 31 Dec 1933 ~ Smith Cemetery
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co., Oregon

Name of father Barney Morrison
Maiden name of mother Jemima Stover
MARRIAGE - Marcus A. Embree & Rutha Adaline Morrison md 13 Jul 1865 at house of B. Morrison; James Kelsay, M. G. Wit: Thomas & Mary Hayter. Aff. Barney Morrison.
1880 OR CENSUS - Ruth A. Embree, age 32, b. Iowa, is enumerated with husband M.A., age 41, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, along with William A.age 13, b. Oregon, Jos. B., age 11, b. Oregon, Mary, age 9, b. Oregon, Ora, male, age 6, b. Oregon, Cara D., male, age 3, b. Oregon, and Lavina, age 9 months, b. Sept 1879 in Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Ruth A. Embree (b May 1848, IA, mother of 8 children, 3 living) enumerated with husband of 35 years Marcus A. (b Aug 1839, M), occupation lay laborer), 2 children, Elton (b July 1884, OR) and Cecil (b Dec 1889, OR), grandson Arthur Hardison (b Dec 1887, OR) and boarder Mark D. Phelps (b Jan 1876, KS)
1910 OR CENSUS - Ruth A. Embree (51y, b Iowa, mother of 8 children, 3 living at time of census) enumerated with husband of 44 years Marcus A. (70y, b Missouri), grandson Arthur Hardison (21y, b Oregon), and 8 boarders
NOTE - husband Marcus Aurelius Embree died 25 Apr 1912 and was buried in Dallas cemetery


OSBH DC (Polk County 1933) #144 - Ruth A. Embree, female, housewife, widowed (Marcus A. Embree); b. 13 May 1848 in Iowa, d. 29 Dec 1933 at Lewisville, Oregon, at the age of 85 yrs 7 mos 16 days, name of father Barney Morrison (b. Tennessee), maiden name of mother Jemima Stover (b. Kentucky), bur Lewisville Cemetery (Smith) 31 Dec, undertaker Bollman, informant Bonnie Smith of Monmouth, Oregon.

Mrs. Ruth Adeline Embree, 85-year-old pioneer resident of Polk county, passed away on Friday, December 29. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday, December 31, at the Dallas Evangelical church with Rev. C.P. Gates officiating. Mr. Gates was a former pastor of the church in which she had long been a member. Burial was in the Smith cemetery at Lewisville, with Henkle & Thomas in charge. 
Mrs. Embree was born May 13, 1848, near Des Moines, Iowa, and crossed the plains to Oregon when a girl of 13 with her parents. They settled in Yamhill county, later moving to Polk county. She was married to Marcus Embree July 13, 1865. They lived for a number of years in Lincoln county, returning to Polk county in 1900. They made their home in Dallas for some time. Mr. Embree passed away 21 years ago. Mrs. Embree had been residing with her son Cecil Embree at Lewisville for the past 13 years. 
Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Embree, two of whom survive: Cecil of Lewisville and Elton of Woodland, Calif. She also raised a grandson, Arthur Hardison of Dallas. She also leaves a sister Mrs. Tabitha Simpson of Portland, a brother C.L. Morrison of Elk City, and thirteen other grandchildren.
Itemizer Observer (Thursday) 4 Jan 1934, 5:4
Ruth A. Embree
1848 - 1933
OSBH DC (Polk County 1933) #144
Polk Co., Oregon Marriages 1849-1879, pg 30
1880 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Toledo, ED 8, FA#39)
1900 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Kings Valley, ED 3, sheet 8B)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, E Dallas, ED 240, sheet 8A)
IO 4 Jan 1934, 5:4
ROW: 46-3  

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