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Bowers, Montgomery, Howell
My maternal grandparents, as noted below,are buried in Mulkey Cemetery, Eugene, OR.

1912: Oregon Marriages, 1906-20 Oregon Marriages, 1906-20

Name: Ella Bowers* M. John Howell**

County: Lane Marriage Date: 4 Jun 1912

Source Information: Oregon Marriages, 1906-20 [database on line)

*Ella Bowers' grandparents John and Maria (Farner) Bowers from Pennsylvania via Indiana came to Oregon in 1853 and were mentioned in "Elliott's Lost Wagon Train" as researched by Leah Menefee in her "Cut Off Fever". Ella's maternal grandparents from Missouri, William and Matilda (McHargue) Montgomery, came to Oregon in 1865. The Bowers are buried in Shields Cemetery, Cottage Grove, and the Montgomery's in Mulkey Cemetery.
**The Howell family were late comers to Oregon. John's father and mother, George L. and Mary (Condit) Howell came from Kansas with 10 or 11 of their 14 adult children and settled in Linn County and Lane County about 1904. They too are buried in Mulkey Cemetery.

- Contrbiuted by Darlene Griffith - November 11, 2011
Sunderman, Danstrom, Stafford, Hays, Scharen
Lena Rosina SUNDERMAN/DANSTROM older brother Simon C. SUNDERMAN is buried in Laurel Grove cemetery along with his wife Henriette and a daughter Ida who was married to STAFFORD.  This same STAFFORD was married again to Lena's daughter Edith May.  Edith's last marriage was to Lawrence Chester HAYS.

Simon C. SUNDERMAN had 3 children and his oldest was Arthur H. who was married to Adella C. SCHAREN, daughter of John and Susan Catherine SCHAREN who are buried in Creswell Pioneer.  I have their Obits as well.

- Contributed by Robert and Marietta Rankin (gr.grandaughter of Nels and Lena DANSTROM) - February 22, 2012
Sunderman, Danstrom, Scharen
Simon C. SUNDERMAN, older brother to Lean Rosina, first wife of Nels Peter
DANSTROM, Simon's first born was Arthur H. SUNDERMAN.  Arthur was married
to Adella C. SCHAREN.  Adella was the daughter of John SCHAREN and Susan

Obits on John and Susan proves the connection to SUNDERMAN.  Also one can
see the possibilities of how these people were interacting via their
church and other family members.

Spelling of the Surname was corrupted at Census time from 1870 - 1910,
Nativity kept changing; there were 9 children born and only 5 survived by
1900: Their first born Rosina, J. Albert, S. Arnold, Walter John and
Adella C..

(Note: Rosa/Rosina/Rose SCHAREN was married to Henry MARSHALL not Harry

- Contributed by Robert and Marietta Rankin - February 29, 2012
Hays, Pitney
J. C. Hayes Dies --

Funeral services for John Melvin Hayes, who died at the Mercy Hospital yesterday will be arranged by an undertaker in Junction City, It was announced today at the Branstetter chapel. He had resided in Junction City for many years, where he has many friends, He is survived by five children, three sisters and two brothers.

[Note: He was born 1861, OR; Mercy Hospital was located near 21st & Willamette Sts, west side of Willamette, across from Civic Stadium; originally known as Eugene General Hospital, built 1907, sold in 1912 to Catholic Sisters of Mercy and run until 1928 when Sacred Heart Hospital was established.  Building sat empty and was razed in 1940.]

(J. C. = Junction City!)
(He was the son of Malvina (many researchers have changed spelling to MELVINA) Jane PITNEY, who married Andrew J. HAYS in 1857; her family came to Oregon in 1852.  This is described in "The Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley Oregon by Chapman Pub. of Chicago, 1903", page 1523)

(according to Benton County GenSoc - Pioneers of South Benton County Oregon - his DOB was November 6 1861; 1900 Census shows November 1861)

- Contributed by Robert and Marietta Rankin - March 11, 2012
Hays, Pitney, Harrington, Weaver
Well I have more to contribute on this family.  Andrew Jackson HAYS was married to Malvina (Melvina) Jane PITNEY and they had 7 children of which 6 survived.  The first was Charles (he died possibly somewhere on Oregon Coast), Mary Ida (she is buried in Vancouver, WA; married William Arwell WEAVER), John Melvin (I sent his already), George (he died in ID), Della (she was married to Elmer James HARRINGTON), Rosella (she was married to Albert Winfield WEAVER), and Rice (he died young and no information).

John Melvin HAYS had five children: Cora Elizabeth (she married CRAMPTON); Rice William (he married Midge (Florence) CAMPBELL); Lawrence Chester; Edward Franklin (he married Zelma May MAULDLING); and Mabel May (she married Avery Alva LARKIN; they are buried in Bellfountain Cemetery, Benton Co.)

- Contributed by Robert and Marietta Rankin - March 16, 2012
This is my Grandfather, Otto William Ek, born in Sweden May 24, 1882.  He died on November 11, 1928.  He is Buried at West Lawn Memorial Cemetery in the Garden of Aaron, Section 190, grave #5.

This is my Uncle, Clarence Otto Ek.  He was born in Preston, WA on August 8, 1906 and died on January 18, 1941 near Noti, Oregon.  His car skidded into Poodle Creek and he drowned.  No other vehicles were involved and his death was considered an accident.

He is buried at West Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Eugene, next to his Father Otto William Ek, Section 190 grave #6.

- Contributed by James McCalmont - March 26, 2013
Carter, McMillen
Ethel Jane Carter & George James McMillen  were Married 1895, I believe in Eugene, Lane Or. OR  Goldson, Lane, Or.

- Contributed by Betty Schnell - March 6, 2013
I am the Great Grandson of James Madison Stafford, the Grandson of Glenn William Stafford, the Son of James J. Stafford. I also have a brother, Mark Thomas Stafford . I James Jay Stafford Jr. have 3 children born from my wife Susan Jane Wells, they are Justin William Stafford, James Jason Stafford and Julie Ann Stafford. I also have 4 Grandchildren and am Retired United States Army. If you would like more information or pictures of James Madison Stafford, Glenn William Stafford or James J. Stafford I will try to provide what I can to you.

- Contributed by James Jay Stafford - March 4, 2013
Molly Brown

Born in Eugene, Oregon in about 1974, I am looking for her uncle

- Contributed by Peter Sharpe - Feb. 22, 2013
Please add Samuel Allen, Junior to the list of burials at Luper Cemetery in Lane County, Oregon.  He is noted as being buried there on Page 25 of  the Maud Bliss Allen genealogy book written about Samuel's father and the seven generations of Allens (SAMUEL ALLIN, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER1756 - 1841of North Carolina and Kentucky A record of his many descendant 1756 - 1960 Compiled by Maud B. AllenIndexed by Flora F. Iverson and Carma Iverson) and on Page 34 of the Reba Roy genealogy book (The Reba Roy Family of Virginia and Kentucky).  Maud Bliss Allen received information for her book from Reba Roy.

The Reba Roy book (The Roy family of Virginia and Kentucky, compiled by Nancy Reba Roy.Roy, Nancy Reba, 1893-Fellows, Calif., 1935)(Page 34, Paragraph 2) says:

Samuel Allen, Junior was b Sept 15, 1799 in Chester Co. So. Carolina.  He d Dec 4 1882 and is bur. by his wife (Nancy Spears Allen) in the Luper Cem. near Irving, Oregon.

Thank you for adding his name to the Luper Cemetery list.  The caretakers at Luper searched for the grave stones of Samuel and Nancy, but they were unable to locate them.  But many of the stones have shifted and weathered, and some may have been removed over time.  Thanks for adding Samuel to the list.

- Contributed by Laura Allen Loesing (Missouri) - Feb. 12, 2013
Joseph Woodburn Over

Obit: Born on 11-1-1883  in Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Parents : William Bennet Over & Clarissa J. "Clara " Williams - Over. Both of Newville, Pennsylvania.  3rd son of 9 living children.

[Died June 13, 1953 - Complete obituary in obituary section]

- Contributed by Colette Moore/ Larry Over Jan. 28, 2015

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