Smith Cemetery ~ Emma Haggard ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Haggard, Emma
LAST: Haggard FIRST: Emma MID: 
BORN: 24 May 1861 DIED: 2 Apr 1943 BURIED: 10 Apr 1943 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Independence, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father John H. Burns
Maiden name of mother Susan Hicklin
1870 OR CENSUS - Emma Burns, age 9, b. Oregon, is enumerated with John, age 37, occupation farmer, b. Illinois, and Susan, age 37, b. Indiana, along with Eliza, age 14, b. Oregon, Clarinda, age 1, b. Oreegon,Arthur, age 5, b. Oregon, and Theodore, age 1, b. Oregon. 
1st MARRIAGE - George D. Ward & Emma F. Burns md 1 Oct 1881 at home of P. Holman by P. Holman, M. G. Wit: John R. Ward & Sarah Holman.
2nd MARRIAGE - Mrs. Emma Ward md James M. Haggard, 9 Nov 1893 in Polk Co., Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Emma F. Haggard, age 39, mother of 1, b. Jun 1860 in Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 6 years, Jas. M., age 44, occupation farmer, b. Jan 1856 in Oregon, along with Phy L. Ward, identified as step-son [of James], age 6, b. Oregon.
NOTE - Ply L. Ward, Emma's son by her first husband, died 8 June 1937, unmarried, at Pendleton, Umatilla Co, Oregon, and was cremated (OSBH DC 1937 Umatilla Co #188)
DISCREPANCY - Marker gives year of birth as 1861, 1900 census gives year of birth as 1860, dc gives year of birth as 1863
3rd MARRIAGE - Frank C. Lowrey & Emma F. Haggard md 16 Dec 1908, Polk Co., Oregon
DIVORCE - Emma F. Lowrey vs Frank C. Lowrey, divorce granted 15 July 1910, plaintiff's previous name Haggard restored; defendant is a non-resident of Oregon
PROBATE - Emma F. Haggard of Independence d 4 Apr 1943, age 81y; was divorced and left no descendants; next of kin are John L. Burns, brother, 76y, of Polk Co, Oregon, now in the Oregon State Hospital in Salem; Ruby M. James, half-sister, 63y, of Rt 1 Box 351, Independence, Oregon; 8 children of sister Eliza Montgomery who died 1931: Charles Montgomery, 68, of Redmond, Oregon; Selwyn Montgomery, 59, of Prineville, Oregon; Lottie G. Montgomery, 56, of Bend, Oregon; Lulu B. Montgomery, 53, of Redmond, Oregon; Burns Montgomery, 49, of Prineville, Oregon; Elsie E. Montgomery, 45, of Gold Hill, Oregon; Max Montgomery, 43, of Prineville, Oregon; Lora Frances Barnet, 43, of Prineville, Oregon
Mrs. Emma Haggard was found dead in her home in Independence Thursday morning by Mrs. Glen Smith and Mrs. E.A. Alger. It is thought that she had been dead for four or five days. 
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Alger, neighbors, had not seen Mrs. Haggard for a few days and thinking something wrong broke into her house. 
Services will be held from the Smith-Baun chapel at 2 pm Saturday. Rev V.A. Ballantyne will officiate and interment will be in the Smith cemetery south of Monmouth.
Independence Enterprise (Fri) 9 Apr 1943, 1:4
Emma F. Haggard
1861 - 1943
OSBH DC (Polk County 1943) #39
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#683)
Polk Co., Oregon Marriage Record Sep 1879 - Dec. 1888, pg 10
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 4
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 1B)
Oregon Marriage Index (
Polk Co, Oregon, Circuit Court Journal, 13:473-474
IE 9 Apr 1943, 1:4 
Polk Co, Oregon, Probate Record, Vol 25, pages 146-148