Womer Cemetery ~ Edwin Beverly Freer ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Freer, Edwin Beverly
LAST: Freer FIRST: Edwin MID: Beverly
BORN: 21 Aug 1886 DIED: 23 Mar 1968 BURIED: 27 Mar 1968 (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Dolph, Tillamook Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon

1900 OR CENSUS – Edmund B. Freer (b Aug 1886, Oregon) enumerated with mother Melinda (b Mar 1854, Missouri, married 19y but husband not with family, mother of 6 children, 5 living at time of census) and 3 siblings, all born in Oregon, Mary J. (b Jan 1883), Cora May (b Jan 1892) and Bernard E. (b July 1895)

1910 OR CENSUS – Edwin B. Freer (23y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Nehemiah L. (66y, b New York, married 28y) and Malinda (56y, b Missouri, mother of 6 children, 5 living at time of census), brother Bernard E. (14y, b Oregon) and uncle Beverly H. [brother of Nehemiah] (71y, b New York, single)

MARRIAGE – Edwin B. Freer & Dena Hoppe md 3 July 1912, Polk co, Oregon

WWI Draft Registration Card – Edwin Beverlie Freer, 30, of Falls City, Polk co, Oregon; born 21 Aug 1886, Tillamook co, Oregon; occupation donkey engineer; married; dependents wife & child age 2y

1920 OR CENSUS – Bev Freer (33y, b Oregon, laborer) enumerated with wife Dena (27y, b Missouri), 2 daughters, Vesta (4y6m, b Oregon) and Verda (1y6m, b Oregon), brother Bernard (25y, b Oregon) and sister-in-law Alma Hopper (22y, b Missouri)

1940 OR CENSUS – Edwin B. Freer (53y, b Oregon, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Dena (47y, b Missouri); family was living in same place in 1935


Edwin Beverly Freer, 81, Dallas, died in a Dallas nursing home March 23. He was born Aug 21, 1886 in Dolph, Ore, the son of Nehemiah and Malinda Castile Freer. He married Dena Hoppe July 3, 1912 in Dallas. Freer lived in Pedee for 26 years, prior to moving to Yachats in 1956 where he lived until moving to Dallas in October 1964. He was a retired farmer and engineer. Survivors besides his widow, Dena H. Freer, Dallas, include daughters, Mrs Vesta Olson, St Helens, Mrs Dorothea Barnard, Dallas, and Mrs Verda Murphy, Snowflake, Ariz; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, mar 27 at 2 pm in the Bollman Funeral Home with Rev Dan Phay officiating. Interment was in the Womer cemetery at Pedee.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, March 28, 1968, 3:5-6



1886  E.B. Freer  1968

[shares marker with Dena H. Freer]


OSBH DC (1968 Polk co) #4500

1900 OR CENSUS (Lincoln co, Elk City, ED 30, FA#194)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 7A)

Oregon Marriage Index

WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Falls City, ED 373, sheet 4B)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Pedee, ED 27-37, sheet 1A)

IO, 28 Mar 1968, 3:5-6