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Womer Cemetery ~ Nancy Emeline Bevens ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Bevens, Nancy Emeline
MAIDEN NAME: Crowley AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 15 Nov 1869 DIED: 17 Oct 1943 BURIED: 19 Oct 1943 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Coos Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Philomath, Benton Co., Oregon

Name of Father: John M. Crowley

Maiden name of Mother: Jane Weddle

Parents are buried in unmarked graves at Fir Crest Cemetery

1870 OR CENSUS – Jane Crowley (5m, b Mar 1870, Oregon) enumerated with John M. (33y, b Missouri, occupation farmer), Jane (25y, b Missouri), Alice (5y, b Oregon), Richard (4y, b Oregon) and Nora (3y, b Oregon)

1880 OR CENSUS – Nancy E. Crowley (10y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents John (44y, b Missouri, occupation laborer) and Eliza J. (33y, b Missouri), 4 siblings, all born in Oregon, Richard C. (13y), James L. (8y), George W. (6y) and Bertie L. (1y); also with family were Thomas L. [brother of John] (34y, b Missouri, divorced), his 2 children, Matilda (10y, b Oregon) and George F. (8y, b Oregon) and Alice Boydston (3y, b Oregon) and Charles Boydston (1y, b Oregon)

MARRIAGE – G.J. Bevens & Nannie Crowley md 2 Dec 1887, Benton co, Oregon

1900 OR CENSUS - Nancy Bevens, age 30, mother of 3 children 2 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Nov 1869 in Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 12 years, Gilbert, age 33, occupation logger, b. Oct 1866 in Oregon, along with Jessie, age 11, b. May 1889 in Oregon, and Velna, age 7, b. Apr 1893 in Oregon.

1910 OR CENSUS – Nancy E. Bevens (40y, b Oregon, mother of 4 children, 3 living at time of census) enumerated with husband Gilbert J. (43y, b Oregon, married 22y) and  2 children, Velna (16y, b Oregon) and Goldie (8y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Nancy E. Bevens (50y, b Oregon) enumerated with husband Gilbert J. (53y, b Oregon) and daughter Goldie (17y, b Oregon)

1940 OR CENSUS – Nancy E. Bevens (70y, b Oregon) enumerated with husband Gilbert J. (73y, b Oregon); family was living in rural Polk Co, Oregon in 1935


OSBH DC (1943 Benton co) #164 Nancy E. Bevens, female, housekeeper, married, spouse G.J. Bevens (74y); b 15 Nov 1869, Coos co, Ore; father John Crowley (b Mo); mother Jane Weddle (b Mo); d 17 Oct 1943, Philomath, of Falls City, age 73y 11m 2d; bur Pedee; informant Jessie Edwards, Philomath


Nancy Emeline Bevens, wife of G.J. Bevens, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Jessie Edwards in Philomath Sunday, October 17. Mrs. Bevens had not been well for some time but was only seriously ill for a few hours before her death. 
The daughter of John and Jane Weddle Crowley, well known early Oregon pioneers, she was born in Coos county November 15, 1869. At the age of five months she came with her parents to Linn county by pack train over the mountains before a road had been built through what was then a wilderness. Since that time she had spent most of her life in Polk and Benton counties. She married Mr. Bevens, then a resident of Airlie, on September 2, 1887. Mrs. Bevens was a member of the Independence Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Bevens had only recently moved to Falls City to live. 
Surviving besides Mr. Bevens are three daughters: Mrs. Jessie Edwards, Philomath; Mrs. Velna Edwards and Mrs. Golda Truax, Pedee; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Willis, Netarts and one brother, George Crowley of Portland. A son, Glenn, died at the age of eight. 
Funeral services under the direction of the Keeney funeral home Corvallis, were held in the Evangelical church at Kings Valley on Tuesday, October 19. Rev Loyal H. Vickers of the Corvallis Baptist church officiated and interment was in the family plot in the Womer cemetery at Pedee. 
Monmouth Herald (Thurs) 21 Oct 1943, 4:3


Nancy E. Bevens
1869 - 1943


Saucy Survey & Photographs

OSBH DC (1943 Benton co) #164

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#478)

1880 OR CENSUS (Polk co, LaCreole, ED 104, FA#45)

Benton Co, Oregon, Marriage Records

1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 6A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 6B)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Luckiamute, ED 371, sheet 5A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Airlie, ED 27-1, sheet 1B)

MH 21 Oct 1943, 4:3


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