Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Margaret Veda Smith ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Smith, Margaret Veda
LAST: Smith FIRST: Margaret MID: Veda
BORN: 18 May 1916 DIED: 21 Aug 1996 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Bellingham, Whatcom Co,, Washington
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

Marriage of Parents – Charles LeRoy Wilcox & Nellie Myrtle Adams md 12 Dec 1912, Polk co, Oregon

Parents are buried at Restlawn Memory Gardens

BIRTH – Margaret Veda Wilcox born 18 May 1916, Bellingham, Whatcom co, Washington, daughter of Charles LeRoy Wilcox & Nellie Myrtle Adams

1920 WA CENSUS – Margaret Wilcox (3y, b Washington) enumerated with parents Charles L. (29y, b Colorado, occupation street car conductor) and Nellie (26y, b Washington) and 2 siblings, Raymond (5y, b Washington) and Bernice (1y, b Washington)

1930 OR CENSUS – Margaret V. Wilcox (13y, b Washington) enumerated with parents Charles L. (39y, b Colorado, married at age 22y, occupation policeman) and Nellie M. (36y, b Washington, married at age 19y) and 2 siblings, Raymond L. (15y, b Washington) and Bernice R. (11y, b Washington)

1st MARRIAGE – Howard M. Neal & Margaret V. Wilcox md 26 Dec 1934, Marion co, Oregon

1940 OR CENSUS – Margaret Neal (23y, b Washington) enumerated with husband Howard (30y, b Oregon, occupation laborer) and 2 children, Maxine (3y, b Oregon) and Robert (2, b Oregon); family was living in same place in 1935

2nd MARRIAGE – Cecil A. Ware (of Salem, Oregon, born 19 Oct 1916, Lakeview, Ore, divorced 1953 in Albany, Ore) and Margaret V. Neal (of Salem, Ore, born 18 May 1916, Bellingham, Wash, divorced 1954 in Salem, Ore) md 1 July 1955, Stevenson, Skamania co, Washington

DIVORCE – Cecil Ware & Margaret Wilcox divorced 26 Dec 1964, Marion co, Oregon

3rd MARRIAGE – Clifford Smith & Margaret Wilcox md 14 Oct 1967, Marion co, Ore  


Margaret Veda Smith, May 18, 1916-Aug 21, 1996

Margaret Smith, 80, of Salem died Wednesday. She was born in Bellingham, Wash, and moved to Salem when she was 8. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the grange. She enjoyed gardening and bead work. Her husband, Clifford, is deceased. Survivors include her daughters, Maxine Severson of Salem and Evelyn Neal of Albany; stepdaughters, Doreen Nelson of Eugene and Doris Eshelman of Roseburg; stepson, Gene and Howard Smith both of Salem; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visiting will be from 9 am to 5 pm Monday and 9 am to noon Tuesday in Restlawn mortuary. Services will be at 1 pm Tuesday in Zena Cemetery, Zena.

Statesman Journal, Friday, August 23, 1996, page 16


Margaret V. Smith
1916 - 1996


Saucy Survey & Photographs

Oregon Marriage Index

Washington Birth Records (Ancestry.com)

1920 WA CENSUS (Whatcom co, Bellingham, ED 202, sheet 6A)

1930 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 70, sheet 4B)

1940 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem Heights, ED 24-81A, sheet 6A)

Washington Marriage Records (Ancestry.com)

Oregon Divorce Index

SJ, 23 Aug 1996, page 16