Womer Cemetery ~ Alva Womer ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Womer, Alva
LAST: Womer FIRST: Alva MID: 
BORN: 3 Oct 1855 DIED: 5 Sep 1928 BURIED: 7 Sep 1928 (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Center Co., Pennsylvania
DEATH PLACE: Pedee, Polk Co., Oregon
1900 OR CENSUS - Alva Womer, age 44, occupation farmer, b. Oct 1855 in Pennyslvania, is enumerated with his wife of 22 years, Emma, mother of 6 children, b. May 1858 in Wisconsin, along with Edna, age 18, b. Jan 1882 in Kansas, Rex A., age 15, b. Jan 1885 in Kansas, Ren L., age 11, b. 1889 in Kansas, Evaline, age 9, b. Jun 1890 in Oregon, and Hazel C., age 6, b. Sep 1893 in Oregon.
Alva Womer, a prominent resident of the Pedee section for 38 years, died at the family home near Pedee September 5. He had been in failing health for nearly a decade. He was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, October 3, 1855, and came to Oregon in October 1890. When Mr. Womer was but two years old the family moved from the Quaker state to Iowa, where he spent his boyhood days, and in the 70s the family home was established in Kansas, where it was maintained until Oregon was selected as the abiding place.
Mr. Womer is survived by his widow, Emma Womer, three daughters and two sons: Mrs D.E. Fletcher, Klamath Falls; Mrs. Charles Turner and Mrs. C.L. Burbank, Airlie; Rex and Ren Womer, Airlie. Mrs. Elmer Frye, Independence, is a granddaughter.
Mr. Womer was a member of the Methodist church and the W.O.W. lodge, and had taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Pedee community for many years.
He was married to Miss Emma Mitchell in April 1877, and the golden aniversary was observed a little more than a year ago.
Services are to be held at the Womer cemetery, Pedee, today (Friday) at 2 p.m., and will be in charge of the Keeney funeral home, with Rev V.A. Ballantyne officiating.
Independence Enterprise, Friday, September 7, 1928, 1:2
1855 - 1928
Here rests a woodman of the world
(shares marker with Emma)
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1928) #92
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Suver, ED 176, sheet 9A)
IE 7 Sep 1928, 1:2