Womer Cemetery ~ Gilbert Jackson Bevens ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bevens, Gilbert Jackson
LAST: Bevens FIRST: Gilbert MID: Jackson
BORN: 21 Oct 1866 DIED: 14 Jun 1947 BURIED: 17 Jun 1947 (Womer Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Farmer & Logger
BIRTH PLACE:  Airlie, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Pedee, Polk Co., Oregon

1870 OR CENSUS – Gilbert Bevens (3y, b Oregon) enumerated with Truman O. (28y, b Missouri, occupation farmer), Mary E. (22y, b Missouri), Willard (4y, b Oregon), Francis (2y, b Oregon) and Hudson (3m, b May 1870, Oregon)

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

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

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

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

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


Gilbert Jackson Bevens, 80, who has spent his entire life in Polk county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs Golda Trueax, at Pedee on Saturday. Funeral services were held in the Henkle and Bollman chapel Tuesday afternoon with interment following in the Womer cemetery at Pedee. Mr Bevens was born on October 21, 1866, at Airlie, the son of Truman and Mary Bevens. On December 2, 1887, he was married to Nancy Crowly at Airlie. He was a farmer and logger. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Jesie Edwards of Philomath, Mrs Velna Edwards of Monmouth and Mrs Trueax of Pedee; two brothers, Manly of Dallas and Hutch of Airlie; one sister, Mrs Melia Hastings of Albany; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, June 19, 1947, I:2:5


Gilbert J. Bevens
1866 - 1947


Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1947) #4457 

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#681)

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)

IO, 19 June 1947, I:2:5