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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Rebecca K Wait ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Wait, Rebecca K
MAIDEN NAME: Bowen AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 15 July 1836 DIED: 18 Dec 1919 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

1850 MO CENSUS – Rebecca Bowen (14y, b Missouri) enumerated with John (40y, b Virginia, occupation farmer), Joshua (15y, b Missouri), Peter (13y, b Missouri), Mary (8y, b Missouri), William (6y, b Missouri), Caroline (4y, b Missouri) and James (1y, b Missouri)

MARRIAGE – George T. Wait & Rebecca R.K. Bowen m 7 Nov 1861; C.P. Chapman, MG. Wit: Andrew Seifarth & William Bowen

1870 OR CENSUS - Rebecca Wait, age 33, b. Missouri, is enumerated with Geo. T., age 37, occupation farmer, b. Kentucky, along with Lucy, age 7, b. Oregon, Ellen, age 6, b. Oregon, Oliver, age 4, b. Oregon, Caroline, age 2, b. Oregon, and Otis, age 1, b. Oregon.
1880 OR CENSUS – Rebecca Wait (44y, b Missouri) enumerated with husband George (46y, b Kentucky, occupation farmer) and 6 children, all born in Oregon, Ellen (16y), Oliver (13y), Otis (10y), George (9y), Frank (6y) and Mary (3y)

1900 OR CENSUS - Rebecca K. Wait, age 66, mother of 9 children 7 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Jun 1836 in Missouri, is enumerated with her husband of 38 years George T., age 67, occupation landlord, b. Feb 1833 in Kentucky, along with Mary G., single, age 23, b. Apr 1877 in Oregon.

1910 OR CENSUS – Rebecca K. Wait (73y, b Missouri, widowed, mother of 7 children, 6 living at time of census) enumerated with daughter Mary G. (33y, b Oregon, single) and grandson Eugene W. Southwick (10y, b Oregon)


OSBH DC (Marion County 1919) #712 - Rebecca K. Wait, female, housewife, widowed (G.F. Wait), b. 15 July 1836 in Missouri, d. 18 Dec 1919 in Salem, Oregon (507 N. 20th St.) at the age of 83 yrs 5 mos 3 days, name of father John Bowen (b. Ohio), maiden name of mother McPherson, interment Zena; informant Otis Wait of Rickreall.


Rebecca K. Wait, 83, a widow, resident of this city for 23 years, passed away at her old home, 507 N 20th street, Thursday evening. Paralysis is believed to have hastened death. No funeral arrangements have yet been made; but the body is at the W.T. Rigdon company’s parlors. Mrs Wait is mourned by six children, Mary Wait, Salem; Mrs B. Southwick, Salem; O.C. Wait, Salem; Otis Wait, Rickreall; G.K. Wait, Rickreall, and F.L. Wait of Calgary, Canada. One sister, Mrs Carrie Egan, and one brother, James Bowen, both of Silverton, also survive her.

Capital Journal Friday, December 19, 1919, 5:2




Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Marion County 1919) #712 

1850 MO CENSUS (Moniteau Co, Dist 58, FA#298)

Marion Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1871, page 31

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk County, Eola, FA #391)

1880 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Bethel, ED 102, FA#84)

1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Prospect, ED 127, sheet 1B)

1910 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 226, sheet 10A)

CJ 19 Dec 1919, 5:2

ROW: II 3 A2  

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