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Womer Cemetery ~ Martha E. Bevens ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Bevens, Martha E.
MAIDEN NAME: Crowley AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 13 Jul 1868 DIED: 23 Feb 1942 BURIED: 25 Feb 1942 ~ Womer Cemetery
DEATH PLACE: Medford, Jackson Co., Oregon

1870 OR CENSUS - Martha Crowley, age 3,. b. Oregon, is enumerated with Thomas, age 37, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, and Elizabeth, age 26,. b. Missouri, along with Alice, age 9, b. California, and William, age 6, b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE - Walker W. Bevens md Martha Crowly 9 Dec 1886 at the residence of John Crowly by F.H. Chenowirth, J.P. Wit: John Crowly & T. P. Bevens.
1900 OR CENSUS - Martha E. Bevens, age 32, mother of 4, b. Jul 1867 in Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 13 years, Walker W., age 44, occupation farmer, b. Jun 1855 in Oregon, along with George E., age 12, b. Feb 1887 in Oregon, Lillie M., age 10, b. Oct 1889 in Oregon, Joicy, age 6, b. Mar 1894 in Oregon, and Opal A., age 3, b. May 1898 in Oregon.  

1910 OR CENSUS – Martha Bevens (41y, b Oregon, married 23y, mother of 5 children) enumerated with husband Walker W. (54y, b Oregon) and 3 children, Joycy N. (16y, b Oregon), Opal A. (11y, b Oregon) and Theodore P. (6y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Martha Bevens (51y, b Oregon, widowed, occupation servant) enumerated as servant with George E. Batdorf family

1930 OR CENSUS - Martha Bevens, age 60, widowed, b. Oregon, is enumerated in the home of [daughter] Joyce McCale, age 35, b. Oregon, and [grandchildren] Delbert, age 19, b. Oregon,. Melvin, age 11, b. Oregon, and Eunice, age 5, b. Oregon.


OSBH DC (Jackson County 1942) #59 – Martha Bevens, female, widowed, b. 13 Jul 1868 in MO, d. 23 Feb 1942 at the age of 73 y’s 6 m’s 10 d’s, name of father Thos. Crowley, maiden name of mother Lucinda Orchard, interment 25 Feb 1942, informant Ted Bevins of Prospect, Oregon.


Martha Bevens, 73, who was born at Salt Creek, Polk county, Oregon, July 13, 1868, passed away at her home 318 Marie street, Medford, at 11:20 am Monday. Martha Crowley was united in marriage in Polk county in December 1886 to Walker Bevens who has preceded her to the beyond. Mrs Bevens has resided in Medford for the last 18 years. She leaves five children, George E. Bevens, Klamath Falls; Theodore, of Prospect; Lillian Vance, Joyce McCaleb and Opal Campbell, all of Medford. Also eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was of pioneer parents, the late Mr and Mrs Thomas and Lucinda Crowley residents of the early days of Polk county. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Conger chapel by Rev C.W. Frost of the Apostolic Faith mission. The remains will be taken to Pedee, Polk county, tomorrow for final rites and interment.

Medford Mail Tribune, Tuesday, February 24, 1942, 8:4

The body of Mrs Martha Bevens, widow of the late Walker E. Bevens, was brought from Medford Wednesday for burial in the Womer cemetery near Pedee. She was 73 years old. She had lived in Medford for 18 years. Mrs Bevens was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Crowley, Polk county pioneers, and was born in the Salt Creek community. Her husband, who has been dead a number of years, was a member of the pioneer Bevens family of the Airlie district. J.D. Bevens of Dallas and F.D. Bevens of Corvallis are the only surviving brothers of a family of ten children.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, February 26, 1942, 6:3


Martha E.
July 13, 1868
Feb. 23, 1942
[shares marker with Walker]


 Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Jackson County 1942) #59
1870 OR CENSUS (Douglas Co., Myrtle Creek, FA #80)
Polk Co., Oregon Marriage Records Sept 1879 to Dec 1888, pg 31
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 7A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 7A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Clackamas co, West Linn, ED 60, sheet 8A)

1930 OR CENSUS (Jackson Co., Roxy Anna, ED 59, sheet 1B)

Medford Mail Tribune, 24 Feb 1942, 8:4

IO, 26 Feb 1942, 6:3


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