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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Cornelia Harritt ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Harritt, Cornelia
MAIDEN NAME: Bezemer AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 31 Mar 1861 DIED: 17 0ct 1948 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Pella, Marion Co, Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

Name of Father: Jacob Bezemer

Maiden Name of Mother: Kemper

Parents are buried in Dallas Cemetery. Their large marker, which includes the names and birth dates of all their children, gives Cornelia's birth date as 31 Mar 1861.

MARRIAGE - B.W. Harritt and Cornelia Bezemer md 19 Oct 1885 at residence of J. Harritt by J. Harritt MG. Witnesses: C.W. Beckett and F. Loose.

1900 OR CENSUS -  Emilia [Cornelia] Harritt, age 39, mother of 3 children 2 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Mar 1861 in Iowa, is enumerated with her husband of 14 years, Byron W., age 46, occupation merchant grocer, b. Dec 1853 in Oregon, along with Jessie, age 13, b. Oct 1886 in Oregon, and Carl [Karl], age 12, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - Marker and dc give year of birth as 1860, 1900 Census record gives year of birth as 1861.

1910 OR CENSUS - Cornelia Harritt (49y, b Iowa, mother of 3 children, 2 living at time of census ) enumerated with husband of 24 years Byron W. (57y, b Oregon, occupation farmer) and 2 children, Jessie (23y, b Oregon, occupation teacher) and Karl (22y, b Oregon); als with family was hired man Emil Schindler (35y, b Switzerland)

1920 OR CENSUS - Cornelia Harritt (58y, b Iowa) enumerated with husband Byron W. (66y, b Oregon, occupation farmer) and her father Jacob Bessemer [sic; Bezemer] (88y, b Holland, immigrated 1855, naturalized 1860)


OSBH DC (1948 Marion co) #11456 Cornelia B. Harritt, female, housewife, widowed; b 31 Mar 1860, Pella, Iowa; father Jacob Bezemer (b Rotterdam, Holland; mother Cathzie Kemper (b Holland); d 17 Oct 1948, OSH, of 1700 N 17th St, Salem, age 88y 6m 16d; lived 2y7m10d in hosp, 22y in Ore; bur Salem [Zena]; informant F. Hobble, Salem, Ore



Mrs Cornelia B. Harritt, late resident of 1700 North 17th street, at a local hospital October 17.Survivied by a daughter, Miss Jesse Harritt of Salem; a son, Karl W. Harritt of Salem; two grandchildren, Mrs Marjorie Maerz of Everett, Wash, and Delbert Harritt of Coos Bay, Oregon; and three great grandchildren. Services will be held at the Clough-Barrick chapel Tuesday, October 19, at 10:30 am with Rev Lloyd T. Anderson officiating. Interment in the Zena cemetery.

Capital Journal, Monday, October 18, 1948, page 15


Cornelia B.
1860 - 1948
[shares marker with Byron]


Agnes Janseen Compilation

OSBH DC (Marion County 1948) #11456

Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1879-1888, page 25
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 130, sheet 3A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Spring valley, ED 241, sheet 3A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Brush College, ED 365, sheet 6A)

CJ, 18 Oct 1948, page 15 

ROW: VI 3 A4  

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