Womer Cemetery ~ Thomas 'Tom' Avery Vale ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Vale, Thomas 'Tom' Avery
LAST: Vale FIRST: Thomas 'Tom' MID: Avery
BORN: 26 Jul 1888 DIED: 26 Sep 1949 BURIED: 29 Sep 1949 (Womer Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Hardware Salesman; Janitor
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Benton County 1949) #9455 - Thomas A. Vale, male, occupation janitor at Oregon State College, married, b. 26 Jul 1888 in Polk Co, OR, d. 26 Sep 1949 at the age of 61 y's 2 m's in Corvallis, Oregon, name of father William Vale, maiden name of mother Mary Hooker, interment: 29 Sep 1949.
1900 OR CENSUS - Thomas A. Vale, age 12, b. Jul 1887 in Oregon, is enumerated with William L., age 53, occupation farmer, b. Feb 1847 in Missouri and his wife of 13 years, Mary A., age 36, mother of 2, b. May 1864 in Oregon, along with Charles, age 10, b. Feb 1890 in Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Thomas A. Vale, age 41, occupation hardware salesman, b. Oregon, is enumerated with wife Adah F., age 32, b. Iowa, along with Roberta, infant, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - 1900 census record gives year of birth as 1887, marker as 1888.
Thomas Vale Died of Heart Attack at OSC
Thomas A. Vale, 61, 529 North Fourth street, died about 11 a.m. today of a heart attack in front of Hudson hall at Oregon State college. He had been employed as janitor at the college for the past three years He had asked to be excused from work today and was on his way home when the attack occurred, it was reported. He was born at Pedee July 26, 1888, the son of William and Mary Hooker Vale, and attended school at Pedee. On February 12, 1927, he was married to Adah Fae Ketchem at Corvallis. The couple had lived in Corvallis since then. He had been employed as a clerk at the J.R. Smith hardware and at Heckart’s until 1943. He had been a fireman at Camp Adair. He was a member of the Baptist church of Corvallis. He is survived by the widow; one daughter, Mrs Roberta Crocker, Alsea; one brother, Charles L. Vale, Rainier, Oregon; one niece, Mrs Agnes Epperly, Philomath. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Corvallis Gazette Times, Monday, 26 Sep 1949, 8:1-2
Tom Avery
July 26, 1888
Sept. 26, 1949
(shares marker with Baby Boy and Adah)
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Benton County 1949) #9455
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 5A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Corvallis, ED 11, sheet 4A)
CGT 26 Sep 1949, 8:1-2