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Foster, Orelia Mae
MAIDEN NAME: Williams AKA 1: Lewis AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 14 Jul 1881 DIED: 9 Oct 1929 BURIED: 11 Oct 1929 ~ Smith Cemetery
DEATH PLACE: Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon
1st MARRIAGE - A. R. Lewis & May O. Williams md 26 Sep 1897, Polk Co., Oregon 
[later divorced; husband Alex Rodell Lewis later remarried; he died 1947 and is buried in English cemetery]
1900 OR CENSUS - May Lewis, age 18, mother of 1, b. Jul 1881 in Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 2 years, Alex R., age 26, occupation butcher, b. Jul 1873 in Oregon, along with Lillian B., age 1, b. Feb 1899 in Oregon. Also enumerated in the household is Herbert E. Lewis, age 17, identified as brother [of Alex], age 17, b. Apr 1883 in Oregon.
1910 OR CENSUS - Orelia M. Lewis, age 28, mother of 2 children, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husand of 12 years, Alex O. [R.], age 36, occupation butcher, b. Oregon, along with Lillian B., age 11, b. Oregon and Albert E., age 7, b. Oregon. Also enumerated in the home are father [of Alex], John E. Lewis, age 66, b. Missouri, and Charlie L. Allen, identifed as a boarder, age 38, b. Oregon.
2nd MARRIAGE - to George P. Foster, 2 Jul 1929
OSBH DC (Lane County 1929) #400 - Orelia Mae Foster, female, married, housewife, b. 14 Jul 1881 in Oregon, d. 9 Oct 1929 at Eugene, Oregon (Oregon Hotel - usual residence Albany, Oregon) at the age of 48 yrs 2 mos 25 days, name of father Sanford Williams (b. Missouri), maiden name of mother Sarah Crosley, bur Lewisville [Smith Cemetery] 11 Oct, undertaker W. W. Branstetter, informant Geo. P. Foster of Albany, Oregon.
Mrs. Mae Lewis Foster Dies Suddenly at Eugene.
Mrs. Mae Lewis Foster, wife of George Foster and a former resident of Polk county, expired suddenly at Eugene October 9. She was married to Mr. Foster on July 2 of this year and she and her husband had all preparations made for departing upon a trip to California on the morning of her death, which occurred without warning and just a few minutes before they had planned to start, heart trouble being assigned as the cause. 
Mrs. Foster was born July 14, 1881, and was a daughter of Sanford R. and Sarah A. Williams, both deceased. She was married September 26, 1897, to Alex R. Lewis. 
Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband; one daughter, Lillian Blanche Barchard, Los Angeles, Cal, and a son, Albert E. Lewis, Klamath Falls. 
Mrs. Henry N. Dickinson of Independence is a sister and John A. Williams of Independence and Wiley B. Williams of Wenatchee, Wash., are brothers. 
Burial services were held at the Lewisville cemetery last Friday afternoon, Dr. H. Charles Dunsmore of Independence officiating. Independence Enterprise (Friday) 18 Oct 1929, 1:2
No marker
OSBH DC (1929 Lane co) #400 
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, ED 176, Luckiamute Pct, FA#8)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 1A)
Polk Co., Oregon Marriage Records, Vol 5 
IE 18 Oct 1929, 1:2
ROW: 35-8  

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