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Birchell, William Henry
BORN: 27 Apr 1890 DIED: 24 Sept 1947 BURIED:  ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Rutledge, Tennessee
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon

Marriage of Parents – Richard Burchell (28y) & Mary Travis (23y), both born in Grainger co, Tenn, md 20 Aug 1882, Grainger co, Tennessee

1900 TN CENSUS – William Henry Burchell (b Apr 1890, Tennessee) enumerated with parents Richard (b Jan 1850, Tennessee, married 17y, occupation farm labor) and Mary Adline (b Oct 1860, Tennessee, mother of 8 children, 5 living at time of census) and 4 siblings, all born in Tennessee, Rufus M. (b Nov 1883), Robert TR. (b June 1888), Ester Luella (b Mar 1892) and Joseph Clay (b Mar 1897)

1910 AR CENSUS – William Burchell (19y, b Tennessee) enumerated with parents Richard (59y, b Tennessee, married 28y, occupation farmer) and Mary (47y, b Tennessee, mother of 8 children, 5 living at time of census) and 4 siblings, all born in Tennessee, Rufus (26y), Robert (21y), Ella (16y) and clay (12y)

WWI Draft Registration Card – William Henry Birchell, 27y, of Carlsbad, Eddy co, New Mexico; born 27 Apr 1890, Rutledge, Tennessee; occupation stock raising; single

1920 NM CENSUS – William H. Birchall (30y, b Tennessee, single, occupation farm labor) enumerated with mother Mary (58y, b Tennessee, widowed)

MARRIAGE – W.H. Birchell & Malinda C. Bowman md 12 June 1920, Eddy Co, New Mexico

1940 MN CENSUS – William Birchell (50y, b Tennessee, occupation farm laborer) enumerated with wife Milinda (38y, b New Mexico) and 7 children, all born in New Mexico, Richard (19y), Mary (17y), George (14y), Helen (8y), Alma (6y), Dorothy (3y) and Welie Jane (2y); also with family was William’s nephew Clay Birchell (21y, b New Mexico, occupation farm labor); family was living in rural Eddy co, New Mexico in 1935


OSBH DC (1947 Polk co) #6659 William Henry Birchell, male, farmer, married, spouse Malinda Birchell (46y); b 27 Apr 1890, Rutledge, Tenn; father Richard Birchell (b Rutledge, Tenn); mother Mary Travis (b Tenn); d 24 Sept 1947, Rt 1, Monmouth, age 57y 4m 27d; lived 1y in town, 1y in Ore; bur Womer; informant M. Burchell, Rt 1, Box 198, Monmouth 


William Henry Birchell, 57, of Route 1, Monmouth, died in the Dallas hospital last Wednesday after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the Henkle & Bollman chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev Howard Perry of Kings Valley officiating. Burial was in the Womer cemetery at Pedee. Born April 27, 1890, at Rutledge, Tennessee, Mr Birchell was the son of Richard and Mary Birchell. He was married to Malinda Bowman on June 12, 1920, at Carlsbad, New Mexico. Mr Birchell lived in Tennessee until 1908, when he moved to Texas. In 1916 he went to New Mexico. He came to Route 1, Monmouth in 1946. During the First World War, he served in the American expeditionary force in France in 1918 and 1919 as a member of the Marine corps. He was a member of Byron Mudgett post, New Mexico, American Legion. He was also a member of the Baptist church and of the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are the widow of Route 1, Monmouth; seven children, Mrs W.L. Snowden, George W.B. Birchell, Helen Louise Birchell, Alma Lilly Birchell, Dorothy Faye Birchell, Willie Jane Birchell, all of Route 1, Monmouth, and Richard Price Burchell of State College, New Mexico, and two sisters, Mrs Ellie Taylor of Corvallis and Mrs Lucy Phillips of Yuma, Calif.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, October 2, 1947, 2:5


William H. Birchell

Cpl  US Marine Corps

Apr 27 1890   Sept 24 1947


OSBH DC (1947 Polk co) #6659

Tennessee Marriage Records (

1900 TN CENSUS (Grainger co, Dist 4, ED 19, sheet 3A)

1910 AR CENSUS (Mississippi co, Fletcher, ED 88, sheet 9A)

WWI Draft Registration Card (

1920 NM CENSUS (Eddy co, Malaga, ED 64, sheet 7A)

Western States Marriage Index

1940 NM CENSUS (Eddy co, Otis, ED 8-21, sheet 9B)

IO, 2 Oct 1947, 2:5


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