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Womer Cemetery ~ Truman O. Bevens ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Bevens, Truman O.
BORN: 9 Jun 1841 DIED: 25 Apr 1927 BURIED:  ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - Truman O. Bevens & Mary Ellen Grant, md 30 Dec 1864 at house of R. J. Grant; Isaac Staats, J. P. Wit: R. J. Grant & Charles Lewis. Aff. R. J. Grant.
1920 OR CENSUS - Truman O. Bevens, age 78, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, is enumerated with his wife Mary E., age 72, b. Missouri.

BIOGRAPHICAL (Source - Lang, H.O. History of the Willamette Valley, Portland, Oregon (1885), pg 827):
Bevens, T.O. Born in Missouri in 1842; on his arrival in Oregon he settled in the Luckiamute Valley, and still lives there. Occupation farming and stock-raising.  In Oregon, in 1864, he married Mary E. Grant, and their children are named respectively - Gilbert J., Hudson J., Permelia, Marquies J., Manley and Ida."
OSBH DC (Polk County 1927) #44 - Truman O. Bevens, male, farmer, widowed, b. 9 Jun 1841 in Missouri, d. 25 Apr 1927 in Dallas, Oregon at the age of 85 y's 10 m's 16 d's, name of father Hudson Bevens, b. Kentucky), maiden name of mother Mary Wilson, (b. Missouri), interment: 27 Apr 1927, undertaker C.W. Henkle, informant Manley Bevens.
Truman O. Bevens, aged 86 years, died at the home of his son, Manley W. Bevens, in Dallas Monday, April 25, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Bevens was an Oregon pioneer of 1854 and was widely known in Polk county where he had spent practically his entire life. Mr. Bevens was born in St Joseph, Missouri, June 9, 1841, and at the age of 13 years started across the plains with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hudson J. Bevens. The 13-year-old boy was given the job of driver of one of the family’s ox teams, a task which he performed throughout the long and difficult journey. The family first settled in Yamhill county, but soon came south to Kings Valley. Mr. Bevens was married December 30, 1864, to Mary Ellen Grant. They bought a ranch in Kings Valley, but later moved to Pedee where they lived practically their entire wedded life. Mrs. Bevens died at her home at Pedee on July 13, 1924. Mr. Bevens came to Dallas in the fall of 1925 and has made his home with his son since that time. During the greater part of his 73 years residence in Oregon Mr. Bevens followed the life of a rancher and farmer. He had come to the Pedee country when it was a virgin country and had known all the hardships of pioneer life. 
His death leaves but three of the Hudson Bevens family of 12 children. Mr. Bevens was the father of eight children, four of whom survive. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The children are: Gilbert J. Bevens, Airlie, Hudson J. Bevens, Pedee, Mrs. H.G. Hastings, Albany, and Manley W. Bevens, Dallas. The three surviving brothers are T.P. Bevens, Kings Valley, Jeff Bevens, Dallas and F.D. Bevens, Corvallis. Funeral services were held Wedenesday at 10 am at the Henkle chapel. Rev Orville D. Peterson, pastor of the First Christian church of Dallas, officiated. Burial was in the Womer cemetery at Pedee beside his wife. 
Polk County Observer (Thurs) 28 Apr 1927, 1:2
Truman O.
1841 - 1927
[shares marker with Mary]
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1927) #44
Polk Co., OR Marriage Records, 1849-1879, pg 29
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Pedee, ED 374, sheet 1B)
Lang, pg 827
POC 28 Apr 1927, 1:2

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