Womer Cemetery ~ Melvin Sylvester Eakin ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Eakin, Melvin Sylvester
LAST: Eakin FIRST: Melvin MID: Sylvester
BORN: 5 Apr 1907 DIED: 3 Jun 1987 BURIED: 6 Jun 1987 (Womer Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Farmer; Logging
BIRTH PLACE:  Summit, Benton Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Benton County 1987) #87-10696 - name of spouse, Mary
1910 OR CENSUS - Melvin Eakin, age 3, b. Oregon, is enumerated with Park R.C., age 47, occupation farmer, b. Pennsylvania, and his wife of 17 years (2nd marriage for both), Flora B., age 37, mother of 8 children 6 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Pennsylvania, along with Walter C., age 17, b. Oregon, Earl S., age 16, b. Indiana, Crawford C., age 13, b. Oregon, Carrie B., age 10, b. Oregon, and Andrew C., age 8, b. Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Melvin Eakin, age 232, occupation sawmill worker, b. Oregon, is enumerated with his wife Sarah, age 20, b. Oregon, along with Minerva H., age 6 months, b. Oregon. 
EAKIN -- Melvin S. "Dick" Eakin, 80, Monmouth, died in a Corvallis hospital on June 3.  He was born in Summit, Oregon, April 5, 1907.  He lived in Philomath and Alsea area where he worked for the Rex Clemens Logging Co., for 37 years. 
He was preceded in death by a son Marvin, and his wife, Sarah, in 1947.  He moved to the Pedee area where he married Mary Beth Burbank on August 21, 1954.  They have lived in the Pedee area since and Dick retired from logging in 1973.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Eakin; a son, Merle Eakin of Sutherland; a daughter Melva Hink of Idleyld Park, Oregon; stepsons, Wes, Kennethe and Don Burbank of Monmouth; step-daughters, Alberta Jones, Monmouth, and Twila Ware of Lake Oswego; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were June 6, 1987, in the Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church, Rev. Robert Trosen officiating.  Interment followed in the Womer Cemetery, Pedee.  Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, was in charge of arrangements.
Sun-Enterprise, 20 Jun 1987, 2-A:1
Melvin S. Eakin
April 5, 1907
June 3, 1987
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1910 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Kings Valley, ED 7, sheet 2A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Soap Creek, ED 29, sheet 3B)
S-E, 20 Jun 1987, 2-A:1