English Cemetery ~ Vern W. Williams ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Williams, Vern W.
LAST: Williams FIRST: Vern MID: W.
GENDER: M MAIDEN NAME:  TITLE: 
BORN: 23 Apr 1893 DIED: 23 May 1966 BURIED:  (English Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  
BIRTH PLACE:  Airlie, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Roseburg, Douglas Co., Oregon
NOTES: 

Name of father William E. Williams
Maiden name of mother American Price
[Parents are buried in Williams family cemetery]
1900 OR CENSUS - Vern W. Williams, age 7, b. Apr 1893 in Oregon, enumerated with parents William, age 48, occupation farmer, b. Mar 1852 in Oregon, married 24 years, and America A., age 44, mother of 5, b. Feb 1856 in Oregon, along with Clyde M., age 22, b. Aug 1877 in Oregon, Wade H., age 21, b. Aug 1878 in Oregon, Loyd A., age 18, b. Feb 1882 in Oregon, and Willie E., age 14, b. Apr 1876 in Oregon. Also enumerated as a servant with the family is Will F. McAdams,. age 26, single, occupation farm laborer, b. Mar 1874 in Oregon.
1920 OR CENSUS - Verne Williams (26y, b OR), enumerated in family of his brother Wade H. (41y, b OR), wife [of Wade]Cassie (38y, b OR) and daughter [of Wade] Lavell (13y, b OR), also in house was William E. (father of Wade, 67y, b OR, widowed)
MARRIAGE - Vern W. Williams of King Co, Washington & Claire J. Steiner of Multnomah Co, Oregon md 25 Nov 1929, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington
[wife Clare was daughter of William & Sarah Otto; appears with her parents in 1900 census of Jordan Valley, Malheur Co, Oregon, and 1910 census of Upper Squaw Valley, Boise Co, Idaho; she m1 on 25 Feb 1911 at Ola, Canyon Co, Idaho, to Norman Frank Steiner (Western States Marriage Index); they appear in 1920 census of Manson, Chelan Co, Washington]
1930 MT CENSUS - Vern W. Williams (36y, b OR, married at age 36y) enumerated with wife Clare J. (35y, b OR, married at age 16y) and daughter [step-dau] Fern (10y, b WA)
1940 OR CENSUS - Vern W. Williams (47y, b OR), enumerated with wife Clara B. (45y, b OR), 2 sons, Duane G. (9y, b OR) and Vern E. (7y, b OR), stepdaughter Fern Sperber (20y, b WA, married) and Albert C. (son of Fern, 7m, b CA) and Ermal Steiner (step-daughter, 28y, b ID)

OBITUARY: 

Vern W. Williams, 73, Portland, former resident of the Airlie area, died last week in a Roseburg hospital. 
A native of Airlie, he lived on the homestead of his parents William and America Williams for many years. He was employed for many years as investigator with the Federal Narcotics Bureau. He was a veteran of WWI. 
Surviving are the widow, Claire, and sons Duane and Vern Williams Jr, all of Portland. 
Services were held Thursday at Parmeter mortuary in Independence. Rev David Haberly officiated and interment followed at the English cemetery south of Monmouth.
Monmouth Herald (Thursday) 2 Jun 1966, 4:2-3

INSCRIPTION: 

Vern W. Williams
Oregon
LDS  US Navy
World War I
April 23 1893  May 23 1966

SOURCES: 

OSBH DC (1966 Douglas Co) #6965 

1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, FA#7)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 371, Sheet 4B)
Washington Digital Archives (Clark Co Marriage Records)
1930 MT CENSUS (Silver Bow Co, Butte, ED 20, pg 9B)
1940 OR CENSUS (Washington Co, West Slope, ED 54, pg 16B)
MH 2 Jun 1966, 4:2-3

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