Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Washington Dickenson Jeffries ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Jeffries, Washington Dickenson
LAST: Jeffries FIRST: Washington MID: Dickenson
BORN: 1 Aug 1838 DIED: 5 Feb 1902 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Physician
BIRTH PLACE:  Zanesville, Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

1870 OR CENSUS – W.D. Jeffries (32y, b Ohio, occupation physician)

1st MARRIAGE – W.D. Jeffries & Susan M. Walker m 1 May 1872 at house of W.M. Walker; H.M. Waller, MG. Wit: W.B. Walker & Y.O. Waller.

1880 OR CENSUS - D. Washington Jeffries, age 41, occupation M.D., b. Ohio, is enumerated with wife M. Susan, age 30, b. Oregon, along with Cassandra, age 7, b. Oregon.
2nd MARRIAGE - W. D. Jeffries, over 21, & Abbie Gardner, over 18, md 9 Sep 1899 at house of & by Geo. A. McKinlay, M. G., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. Aff. Arch E. Crosby. Wit: Alice C. McKinlay & Beatrice Jeffries.
1900 OR CENSUS - Washington D. Jeffries, age 61, occupation physician, b. Aug 1838 in Ohio, is enumerated with his wife of less than 1 year, Abigal [Abigail], age 21, b. Nov 1879 in Kansas, along with Emily W., age 17, single, b. Feb 1883 in Oregon.  Also enumerated with the family is Jennie Gardner, age 16, identified as sister-in-law [of Washington], b. Aug 1883 in Washington.

NOTE – Abigail was born 12 Nov 1878 in Kansas, daughter of Orlenzo & Sarah Gardner. She appears with her parents in 1880 census of Longton, Elk co, Kansas, and 1885 territorial census of Toutle, Cowlitz co, Washington. She remarried 15 July 1904 at Olympia, Thurston co, Washington, to Louis Maslo Gilbride [Washington marriage records, Ancestry.com]. They appear in 1910 census of Portland, Multnomah co, Oregon. Abigail died 6 Feb 1916 and was buried in Mt Calvary cemetery at Portland 


Doctor Jeffries Of Salem Dead
At 2:30 Wednesday Dr. W. D. Jeffries, a practicing physician in this city and vicinity for nearly forty years, died at his home on North Church street, in this city, after an illness of several years.
Deceased was born at Zanesville, Ohio, August 1, 1838, and came to Oegon in 1863, locating at Salem. Here he remained for one year, when he removed to Eola, where hi lived on a farm and practiced his profession until 1885. In that year he again returned to Salem and has ever since resided here.
Dr. Jeffries was a public spriited citizen, a true friend and a good neighbor. He was a member of the Spring Valley Presbyterian church at Zena, a Free Mason of high degree serving his lodge as Worshipful Master three times.
In politics Dr. Jeffries was a Democrat, and he served in the lower house of the Oregon Legislature, from Polk county in 1866 and 1867. Under Governor Pennoyer's administration he served as prison physician, and filled other poitions with credit and honor.
Dr. Jeffires first wife, a daughter of Mayor Walker, of Spring Valley, died about four years ago. ABout two years ago he married again. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Emily, aged about 18 years, to mourn his demise. Two other daughters died, one about six years ago and the other in 1900.
The funeral will take place from the Spring Valley church at Zena, Polk county, and interment will be had in the family lot at that place.
Daily Journal 6 Feb 1902. 3:2


In Loving 
Remembrance Of
Born Aug. 1, 1838
Died Feb. 5, 1902
Aged 84 YEars
At the smiling of the river,
Mirror of the Savior’s face,
Saints, whom death will never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace. 
[shares monument with Susan Missouri, Susan Cassandra, and Mary Beatrice]


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#311)

Marion Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 2, 1871-1874, page 4

1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Eola, ED 104, pg 464C)
Marriage Records, Marion Co., Oregon, Vol. IX, 1897-1900, pg 33
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem. ED128, sheet 6A)
DJ 6 Feb 1902. 3:2

ROW: VI 8 A1