Womer Cemetery ~ Amzel Elizabeth Bird ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bird, Amzel Elizabeth
LAST: Bird FIRST: Amzel MID: Elizabeth
BORN: 10 Aug 1892 DIED: 30 Mar 1974 BURIED:  (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Brooks, Marion Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon

Name of Father: John Franklin Harris

Maiden Name of Mother: Magdalena Mary Wolfe

Parents are buried in Brooks Pioneer Cemetery, Marion Co, Oregon

1900 WA CENSUS – Amzie M. Harris (b Aug 1892, Washington) enumerated with parents John (b Feb 1860, Oregon, married 11y, occupation engineer) and Lena M. (b Aug 1874, Indiana, mother of 5 children) and 4 siblings, Ada M. (b Apr 1890, Washington), Maybel (b July 1894, Oregon), Maude E. (b Nov 1896, Oregon) and Claude (b Nov 1899, Washington)

1910 WA CENSUS – Amzel E. Harris (17y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents John R. (50y, b Oregon, married 20y, occupation engineer) and Lena M. (39y, b Indiana, mother of 6 children) and 4 siblings, Mabel I. (15y, b Oregon), Maudie R. (13y, b Oregon), Claude H. (10y, b Washington) and Robin C. (6y, b Washington)

1st MARRIAGE – to Walter Henry Osborn

1920 OR CENSUS – Amzel E. Osborn (27y, b Oregon) enumerated with husband Walter A. (27y, b Oregon, occupation farmer) and 3 children, Walter F. (6y, b Oregon), Dorothy M. (4y6m, b Oregon) and Clifford H. (2y8m, b Oregon)

1930 OR CENSUS – Amzel E. Osborn (38y, b Oregon, married at age 20y) enumerated with husband Walter A. (38y, b Oregon, married at age 20y, occupation manager of hop farm) and 3 children, Walter F. (16y, b Oregon), Dorothy M. (14y, b Oregon) and Clifford H. (12y, b Oregon)

NOTE – Amzel & Walter were divorced. Walter died 30 Mar 1963 in Marion co, Oregon and was buried in Mt Union Cemetery at Philomath, Benton co, Oregon

2nd MARRIAGE – Clare H. Conlee (55y, of Portland, divorced, 3rd marriage, son of Thomas Conlee & Margaret Jarett) and Amzel E. Osborne (46y, of Portland, divorced, 2nd marriage, dau of J. Frank Harris & Lena Wolfe) md 1 Sept 1938, Longview, Cowlitz co, Washington

1940 OR CENSUS – Amzel E. Conlee (47y, b Oregon, living at Salem, Oregon in 1935) enumerated with husband Claire (56y, b Oregon, occupation café proprietor, living in rural Grant co, Oregon in 1935)

NOTE – Amzel and Clare were divorced. Clare died 6 July 1958 in Multnomah co, Oregon

3rd MARRIAGE – George D. Passmore (of Portland, b 10 Sept 1898, Garden City, Kan, divorced) and Amzel Conlee (of Portland, b 10 Aug 1892, Salem, Oregon, divorced) md 7 Mar 1953, Stevenson, Skamania co, Washington

4th MARRIAGE – Chester Bird & Amzel Conlee md 8 Aug 1954, Multnomah co, Oregon


Amzel Elizabeth Bird, 81, Dallas, died March 30 in the Polk Community Hospital. She was born in Brooks, Oregon on August 10, 1892, the daughter of John and Lena Wolfe Harris. She retired from the Pioneer Post Office in Portland later working at Meier and Franks. She married Charles Bird in Portland on August 8, 1954 and had lived in Dallas since. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Dallas Garden Club and the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are her husband, Charles of Dallas; son, Clifford Osborn of Pedee; daughter, Dorothy Bird of Eugene; step-son Harold Bird of Eugene; daughter-in-law, Audrey Osborn of Junction city; brothers Claude Harris of Sacramento, Calif, and Robin Harris of Red Bluff, Calif, along with five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Osborn. Funeral services were on April 2, In the First Christian Church with the Rev Gordon Milldrum officiating and burial was in the Womer Cemetery at Pedee. Dallas Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, April 3, 1974, II:7:1



Amzel E. Bird

Wife of

Charles V. Bird

1892   1974



1900 WA CENSUS (Whitman co, Oakesdale, ED 105, sheet 10A)

1910 WA CENSUS (Spokane co, E Cheney, ED 140, sheet 8A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Clackamas co, Garfield, ED 35, sheet 4B)

1930 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Buena Vista, ED 11, sheet 4B)

Washington Marriage Records (Ancestry.com)

1940 OR CENSUS (Grant co, Austin, ED 12-25, sheet 1B)

Oregon Marriage Index

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