Smith Cemetery ~ George H. Bronson ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bronson, George H.
LAST: Bronson FIRST: George MID: H.
BORN: 13 May 1881 DIED: 6 June 1971 BURIED: 9 June 1971 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Tualatin, Washington Co, Oregon
Name of father David Ostrum Bronson
Maiden name of mother Mary Jane Dempsey
1st MARRIAGE - ca 1905 to Myrnie Smith
Myrnie was daughter of Henry S. Smith & Mary A. "Kate" Yeater of Polk Co, Oregon; they were divorced; Myrnie m2 on 5 Sept 1943 in Longview, Cowlitz co, Wash, to Henry B. Handy of Multnomah co, Oregon [Washington Digital Archives]; she died 25 Nov 1960 at Sherwood, Washington Co, Oregon and was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Portland 
[OSBH DC 1960 Washington Co #15240]
1910 OR CENSUS - George Bronson (29y, b Ore) enumerated with wife of 5 years Myrnie (25y, b Ore, mother of 2 children) and 2 daughters Mildred R. (4y, b Ore) and Garlin M. (10m, b Ore)
1930 OR CENSUS - George H. Bronson (48y, b Ore, married at age 23y) enumerated with wife Myrnie (45y, b Ore, married at age 20y), 2 daughters, Mildred Bronson (24y, b Ore) and Garlin Roles (21y, b Ore, married at age 20y) and mother-in-law Kate Smith (75y, b Ore, widowed, married at age 24y)
2nd MARRIAGE - George H. Bronson & Grace E. Brown m 9 Jan 1942, Lincoln Co, Oregon
Funeral Services for George H. Bronson. 90, of Tualatin, who died June 6 at his home, were at 10:30 am June 9 in Attrell’s Sherwood funeral chapel. The Rev. Otis Hardin, pastor of the Methodist church in Sherwood, officiated. Interment was in Smith cemetery, Monmouth. 
Bronson was born, the son of David Ostrom Bronson and the former Mary Jane Dempsey, on May 13, 1881 in Polk Country. He grew up in this area and attended Dallas College and Holmes Business College in Portland. He worked in abstract office at Roseburg from 1900 to 1901. He farmed briefly in Polk County then worked in Sibley and Eakin abstract office in Dallas. 
In 1971 [sic] he went into the lumber business and owned and operated the Bronson Lumber Co. at Albany until retirement many years ago. He was a member of the First Christian church in Albany. Survivors include two daughters Garlin Eckles of Tualatin and Mildred R. Morrison of Portland; one granddaughter, Penny Eckles of Tualatin and several nieces and nephews. 
Itemizer Observer (Thursday) 10 Jun 1971, 2:1-2
George H. Bronson
May 13, 1881-June 6, 1971
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., South Dallas, ED 249, Sheet 5B)
1930 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., Portland, ED 121, Sheet 1A)
Oregon Marriage Index
IO 10 Jun 1971, 2:1-2