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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Mella Crenshaw White ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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White, Mella Crenshaw
LAST NAME: White FIRST NAME: Mella MIDDLE NAME: Crenshaw NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: F TITLE: 
BORN: 28 Nov 1877 DIED: 7 May 1970 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Teacher
BIRTH PLACE:  Rickreall, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
NOTES: 

1880 OR CENSUS - Mollie White, age 3, b. Oregon is enuemrated with S. Benjamin, age 34, occupation farmer, b. Missouri and T. Missouri, age 24, b. Missouri

1910 OR CENSUS – Mella C. White (30y, b Oregon, single, occupation teacher) enumerated as niece in house of Frank E. Starbuck (44y, b Oregon, married 15y, occupation contractor), his wife Elizabeth P. (45y, b Missouri, mother of 3 children, 2 living at time of census) and their 2 children, Clarence V. (9y, b Oregon) and Ruth (7y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Mella C. White (37y, b Oregon, single, occupation teacher) enumerated as boarder with family of John F. Gray

1930 OR CENSUS – Mella C. White (50y, b Oregon, single, occupation teacher) enumerated as boarder with Jessie E. Munford

1940 OR CENSUS – Mella White (62y, b Oregon, single, occupation teacher) enumerated as lodger with Jessie Munford; living in same house in 1935

DEATH CERTIFICATE: 

OSBH DC (Multnomah County 1970) #7556

OBITUARY: 

Funeral for Miss Mella C. White, of 7114 SW Brier Place, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Caldwell's Colonial Mortuary. Miss White, 91, died Thursday in a local nursing home.
A retired school teacher, Miss White was born Nov. 28, 1878 in Rickreall. She was educated at Monmouth College and the University of Oregon and taught at Antelope, Hood River and PEndelton before coming to Portland, where she taught at Mt. Tabor, Arleta and Ockley Green grade school.s
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mazama, the Oregon Geographical Society, the Audubon Society, the Y.M.C.A, the Oregon Retired Teachers Association, the A.A. U.W. and the Circle Garden Club.
Interment will be private at the Zena Cemetery, in West Salem.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 11 May 1970, pg 15

INSCRIPTION: 
SOURCES: 

Janssen Compilation
ODI 

1880 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Eola, ED 104, FA#103)

1910 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 321, sheet 8A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 59, sheet 4A)

1930 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 309, sheet 4A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 37-261, sheet 7B)

OREG 11 May 1970, pg 15

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