Geneaology page(s)

Well, I’m 6 months behind my goal for getting this started AND it isn’t exactly what I envisioned BUT it’s a start and we can work with it.
Next, I’ll build and link pages for every descendent and their children. I also want to include charts and graphs. We’ll see how it goes.
Love,
Tony

Jane Eliza Moore (1839-1887)

Jane was b. on July 7, 1839 in Toronto, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were Christopher & Eliza (Crawford) Moore, both natives of Ireland.  They came to Canada with their parents when they were very young and remained there until they crossed the plains with ox teams in 1852. Jane’s family lived on an adjoining farm. William & Jane went to the Methodist Church.

Jane dies on Sept. 5 in Salem, Marion Co, OR of heart disease & is buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. She was highly respected by all who knew her.

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Mary Catherine Leabo (1838-1926)

Mary was b. in Indiana on Sept. 10, 1838 & crossed the plains to Oregon with her parents in 1852. At age 54 she was 5’ 5”, 200 pounds, and dark complexion. Her mother died enroute and was buried near the Platte River at Sweetwater. Mary being the oldest of seven children had the responsibility of caring for the family. Her parents were John Leabo and Nancy Ellison. Nancy was b. in Indiana.

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Martha Jane Van Pelt (1829-1878)

Martha was b. Nov. 13 (or 12), 1829 in Troy, NY.  Her parents were Alexander Van Pelt & Elizabeth Marie Andres.  The Van Pelt’s were from upstate New York. (Dutch family as were many in that area)  Mary Van Pelt married Abner Sears in Troy, NY. They moved to Scott Co, IL.  Alexander Jr (Martha’s father) moved there later.  He is buried in the Sears family cemetery near Naples, Scott Co, IL.

Martha dies on Jan. 12 in Marysville, Yuba, CA of pneumonia & is buried there.  Her headstone monument reads “Died Jan 12, 1878″ Martha Jane, wife of Henry Jory, 48 years & 2 Mo.

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The Passing of Florence Jory Baer

The following is the obituary for Florence Jory Baer:

Baer, Florence Jory 96 Dec. 07, 1915 April 24, 2012 Born in Salem to the Jory family in 1915, Florence married Clarence Baer in 1941. She accompanied Clarence to San Diego upon his enlistment in the Marines. They returned to Salem following the war, eventually moving to Portland and then Tigard in 1961. With their love for travel, they toured the country in an RV upon retirement, returning to Salem in 1992. She is survived by son, Mike; granddaughter, Lizzie; and great-grandson, Sebastian; as well as beloved brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Loyal Jory. Graveside ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. Celebration of her life at the Sundial Center, Friday May 4, 2012 at 1 p.m., 2410 Lancaster Dr., SE Salem 97317. Contributions may be made to Marion-Polk Food Share. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Picnic 2012

We are planning a ten year reunion and picnic during the summer of 2012.  We encourage all Association members and friends to attend this gala event.  More news will be published as details are developed.

Elizabeth (Fenn) Jory (1822-1854)

Mary (Fenn) Jory did not make it on the trip to Oregon. She died of malaria right before they left. Her sister, Elizabeth, took care of the children on the way and after they arrived in Oregon, John Fenn and Elizabeth Jory got married. (Information courtesy of Betsy Ward)

(Part of this document is about Mary Jory since she and Elizabeth married the same man.)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1822 – Elizabeth is b. June 16 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Stayed there for the winter.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1839 – Sister of Elizabeth, Mary Ann Jory, married John Fenn on Nov. 19 near Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.  John is b. on Nov. 26, 1810 in He was an Englishman, the son of Thomas & Nancy Fenn, both born about 1790 in England.  He was born at Alyesworth, North Hamshire, England. In his youth he learned the trade of plasterer and brick mason.  In 1828 (age 16), with an older brother, William Fenn, he came over on a sailing vessel.  First he landed at Quebec, then Montreal, then Chippewa & finally Pike County, Illinois. In Canada he took up his trade of plasterer.  In Pike Co. both brothers were married. He was short, strongly built, with a face of ruddy tan, blue eyes, and blond hair.

1840 – The Jory family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1840 – Nancy Jane  is b. May 17 in Pike Co., IL.

1840 – On 3 November 1840, John Fenn purchased 86.23 Acres in Pike county IL from the BLM for cash.  (S 1/2 of NW ¼ of Sec 19 Twp 7-S R 3-W. )

1840 – In the 1840 U. S. Census, Pike County, Illinois, John Fenn is listed with males 10-15=1, 20-30=3; females 15-20=1, 40-50=1, four persons in the household, two engaged in agriculture.  The listing was adjacent to James Jury (sic) and six             houses from Aaron Budd.

1842 – Elizabeth Ann is b. Aug 8 in IL.

1843 – James William is b. on Oct. 11 in Pike Co., IL

1845 – Thomas Henry is b. on March 28 in Pike Co., IL

1846 – brother, James Jr.,  married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm at Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1846 – On 2 January 1846 John and Mary Fenn sold to Joseph Richey of Pike County for $450 (1) the S ½ of the NW ¼ of Sec 19 and (2) the N ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 17: all in Twp 7 South of the range 3 west, containing 66.23A.

1847 – March 1 (according to Kay Bolinger) Mary Ann Jory Fenn dies of malaria in Nov. in Pike Co., Illinois and was buried on the hillside near their home. Family lore recounts that Mary – on her deathbed – asked her sister Elizabeth to take care of her children and after sufficient time had passed to marry John Fenn and give the children a mother. She had just made a new linsey dresses for herself and her daughters to wear to Oregon.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, also remembers a tent made out of material stretched out in the yard of the old home in Illinois “where we children played.”

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail.  Elizabeth Jory took her sister’s place as caretaker of her children. They were part of the Jory party crossing the plains, arriving in Oregon City in late 1847 over the old Barlow Road.

1847 – At Oregon City, he met Dr. John McLoughlin who advised him to go down the river to Clatsop Plains (near Astoria) and spend the winter as food was short in the valley.

1847 – Elizabeth Jory married John Fenn in October on the Clatsop plains in Clatsop Co., OR. (near Astoria) (a land record says Oregon City).

1848 – John S. is born on the Clatsop Plains, Clatsop Co., OR. (Near Astoria, OR)

1849 –  spring, the family moves to Salem, OR.

1849 – John Fenn heads south for the California gold fields with James, Thomas & William Jory. (see William Jory)

1850 – census records show John living in Linn Co., OR. Also living there are Elizabeth, NI  (11) The census says NI is born in England, but I think it is a mistake.  I think it is Nancy Jane., M. William (7), E (9), I.H. (5), & James S (2).

1850 – The family moves to Linn Co., OR on May 17 to a donation land claim about six miles north of Albany.

1851 – John declares his intent to become a citizen on Oct. 9.  He cannot read or write.

1852 – Joe is b. six miles N. of Albany in Linn, Co., OR.

1853 – Mary is b. on Aug. 18 six miles N. of Albany in Linn, Co., OR.

1854 – Elizabeth Jory Fenn took sick & died on Dec. 14 in Albany & is the first person buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.  “We all had a very hard time while she was sick.  Sister & I had to take care of her and cook the meals and do all the housework, father & the boys being all hard at work on the farm.  After my step-mother died, my oldest sister, Nancy Jane, then fourteen years old, and myself, kept house for the family until sister was married to William Angus MacPherson.”

1860 – On 17 September 1860, John Fenn was living in Linn County, OR, with the post office designated Albany.  In the household were James (age 16, born in Illinois); Thomas (14-IL), John (11, OR), and Joseph (10, OR.) (Where was Mary – s/b age 7 ?)

1870 – On 12 August 1870, John Fenn was living in Linn County OR, Syracuse Precinct, Albany PO.  His age was 60, a farmer, and born in England.  Also in the household was Joseph, 19, a farmer, OR; and Mary, 17, OR.  Living in the adjacent household was John S. Fenn, 22, farmer, OR; Adelia E., 18, keeping house, CA.; Willie W., 2/12, OR.; and Thomas H., 25, farmer, Illinois.

1880 – On 9 June 1880, John Fenn was living in Spokane County, Washington Territory in the household of his son John S. Fenn.  John S. was shown as age 32, occupation a stave maker (slave butten-?), born in OR, father born in England, mother born in WT (?).  Also in the household was Adelaide (sic), 29, wife, keeping house, born in CA, x, x; Willie, 10, son, OR, OR, CA; Letta, 7, daughter, OR, OR, CA; Emma, 5, daughter, OR, OR, CA; Arthur 2, son, OR, OR, CA; Eva, 7, niece, OR, Ors, CA; and John, 69, retired brick mason, Eng, Eng, Eng.

1883 – John Fenn died February 1883 at Waitsburg, Washington Territory. (Waitsburg is in southeastern Washington, between Dayton and Walla Walla. Washington became a Territory in 1853 and did not become a state until 1889.)

Dr. Whitman gave my father a large chest which was recovered from the Indians.  No one knew to whom it belonged, so Dr. Whitman gave it to my father to carry on to Oregon, hoping that the owner might be found there.  Father’s team was, however, giving out and he was compelled to leave the chest by the roadside in the mountains.  After we had reached Oregon, I remember we were all gathered around the old fireplace one night when auntie said “John, I have often wondered what was in the old chest you put by the roadside.  There might have been something in it which we could have used for the children.”  And father answered her, saying “No, Elizabeth, I never could have used anything that did not belong to me.”

Except for occasional visits to our grandparents who lived about twenty miles away, the rest of us children stayed at home until we grew up.  Times were very hard among the early pioneers of Oregon.  Some of us children spent a great deal of time with our grandparents, the Jory family.

As a young girl I remember meeting Dr. McLaughlin, with the Hudson Bay Co.  With the money which he brought back from the gold mines in CA, my father bought some horses and he was the only man in the neighborhood who had horses, most of the settlers having only cattle which they had driven across the plains.  Father used to loan his team to the neighbors to haul their wheat to the Hudsons Bay Co. in Oregon City.” (Elizabeth Nancy Coonc)

CHILDREN OF MARY ANN:

1. Nancy Jane Fenn is b. May 17, 1840 in Pike Co., IL. & d. Feb. 11, 1927 in Portland, OR. She married William Angus McPherson in Linn County on 7 October, 1855 in Linn Co., OR by Madison D. Byland. Agnus was b. Feb. 22, 1828 in Chatham Co., NC & d. Jan. 28, 1891 in Portland, OR.  His parents were William Picket McPherson & Margaret Wright McDonald. Both are buried at the Old Miller Cemetery near Scio, OR.  (Have an article on William Agnus McPherson.)

Angus first came to Oregon with a friend in 1950.  He loved the country, so he traveled back to Iowa to get his family.  He rode on horseback through California, then by ship through the Isthmus, arriving home in 1851.  Angus and other family members departed from Keokuk, Iowa, and arrived in Oregon in 1852.  Agnus settled on a piece of land east of Scio, OR.  He received his mail at a post office known as Santiam City.  John Fenn & his family, which included Nancy, lived six miles west of Santiam City.   Nancy was 15 when she married Angus.  Angus taught school in Scio.

William Angus McPherson was the editor of the ‘Albany Journal’ from 1864 to 1866.  He was anti-slavery and persuaded Oregonians to stay with the Union.  After being elected State Printer in 1866, he moved to Salem where he established the firm of W.A. McPherson & Co., Printers.  This firm bought out the leading newspaper of Salem, the ‘Statesman’ and changed its name to ‘American Unionist.’  In 1869, the McPherson family moved to McMinnville, where William began ‘The Blade’ newspaper, which he ran until 1871.  Returning to Linn County, he took up farming until 1873 when they moved to Roseburg, Douglas County, and William became the editor and proprietor of the ‘Roseburg Plaindealer.’  From Roseburg, they moved to Ashland and he worked with Oliver Applegate in editing the ‘Ashland Tidings.’  After Ashland, they went to Jacksonville where he ran the ‘Jacksonville Times’ and then on to Portland, where he worked on various newspapers including the ‘Oregonian’ and the ‘Vindicator.’

*William G McFerson b. 1856 & died young. Buried in Old Miller Cemetery in Scio.

*Cassius B McPherson b. 1860 & married Julia Morris.  Buried in Old Miller Cemetery in Scio.

*Ella M. McPherson b. 1863 & married John Marion

*Edward A. McPherson b. 1866 & married Carrie Belle Hart.

*Otho Leon McPherson b. 1869 & married Lavilla Otilla Bilger

+Anna Lavilla McPherson married Kenyon

<Robert (Bob) Kenyon married Nancy ca. 1956.  Living in Greenwood Village, CO in 2007.

*Kate Marie L. McPherson b. 1872 & married William Stone Weeks

*Donald Guy McPherson b. 1879 & married Nettie Frances Grimes

*Eva Pearl McPherson b. 1883 & married Ur Spalding Ackles

2. Elizabeth Ann (Nancy) Fenn was b. Aug. 8, 1842 in IL & d. April 1, 1924 in Spokane, Spokane, WA. Buried at Rosalia IOOF in Whitman, WA.   On Oct. 25, 1860 she was married to David Madison Coonc at Scio, Linn County, OR.  David was b. in 1832 in Keokuk, Iowa & d. June 22, 1900 in Rosalia.  In 1864 they moved  to The Dalles &  in 1864 they moved to White Bluffs on the Columbia River.  White Bluffs was then on the east side of the Columbia at the crossing of the Mullan Rd.

*Stella COONC b: Abt 1867 in The Dalles, Or. Married Atwood & lived in Los Angeles, CA.

*Lulu COONC b: 9 Oct 1869 in Willamette,Clackmas,Oregon. Married Snodgrass & lived in Los Angeles, CA.

*Ella COONC b: 1 Jul 1872 in White Bluff,Yakima,Wa married Harry Hall Bell. Harry was b. March 23, 1868 in Iowa.

+David Bell b. ca. 1893 in Spokane, WA

+Clayton Bell b. Oct. 1894 in WA.

+Bernadine Bell b. Nov. 24, 1895 in Spokane, WA.

+Park Fenn Bell b. Aug. 28, 1904 in Colville, Stevens, WA.

*Hattie COONC b: 18 May 1874 in White Bluff, Benton,Wa. & died Nov. 7, 1918 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA of Spanish Influenza. She married Walter Raleigh Bell. Walter was b. Dec. 26, 1866.

+Cleo D. Bell b. April 14, 1894 in Latah, Whitman, WA & d. in Spokane, WA, buried in Rosalia, Whitman, WA. He married Hazel Munsel ca. July 1916 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA. Hazel was b. Nov. 1, 1895 in Powhatten, Kansas. Her parents were Horace G. Munsel & Mary Almendinger.

+Glenn Harry Bell b. Oct. 23, 1900 in Bloomfield, Davis Iowa & died May 4, 1950 in Spokane, WA. He married Anna Johnson who died ca. 1995.

+Wayne Victor Bell b. Sept. 14, 1903 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA & d. Sept. 18, 1971 in Spokane WA. He married Myrtle Alice Riley on Sept. 3, 1924 in Spokane, WA. Myrtle was b. Dec. 17, 1907 in Rosalia, Whitman, WA & d. Oct. 8, 1992 in Spokane, WA. Her parents were Richard Walter Riley and Ida Evelyn Miller.

<Gerald Walter Bell b. April 30, 1926 in Colville, Stevens, WA. and died July 13, 2011 in Salem, OR.

+Valda Bell b. Jan. 7, 1910 married to Cecil Hill. Second married Maxwell Nelson. Maxwell died ca. 1986 in Seattle, WA.

+Dale Bell b. Nov. 9, 1912 & died July 16, 1985 in Spokane, WA.

*Ora COONC b: 25 Sep 1877 in Waitsburg,Walla Walla,Wa married Will Duncan.

+Howard Duncan b. Aug. 1898.

*Flossie COONC married Albert E. Reid (Three of the Coonc girls eventually married the “three cowboys”–Harry Bell married Ella; Will Duncan married Ora; and Walter Bell married Hattie.)

3. James William Fenn was b. Oct. 11, 1843 in Pike Co., IL

4. Thomas Henry Fenn was b. March 28, 1845 in Pike Co., IL

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1412194&id=I69760544   Gerald Bell info on Rootsweb

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH:

5. John S . Fenn was b. in 1848 on the Clatsop plain at Clatsop Co., OR. Col. J.S. Fenn was of Spokane & north Yakima. Col. John S. Fenn represented Spokane County in the Washington Territory legislature for a time. Married to Adelaide who was b. ca. 1852 in CA.

*William W. Fenn b. ca. 1868 in OR.

*Elmer Fenn

*Lettie Fenn b. ca. 1873 in OR.

*Emma Fenn b. ca. 1875 in OR.

*Arthur Fenn b. ca. 1878 in OR.

*Roscoe Fenn

*May Fenn

6. Joseph Fenn was b. in 1852 in Albany, Linn, OR.  He lived in Spokane and Seattle. He married Eliza Turnidge.

*Ethel Fenn

*Eva Fenn b. ca. 1873 in OR?

*Loren Fenn Second he married Anna Blamped.

*Edna Fenn

*Inez Fenn

*Dora Fenn

*Robert Fenn

*Grace Fenn

7. Mary C. Fenn was b. Aug. 18, 1853 & d. Oct. 1, 1918.  She married Charles Wesley Adams on Feb. 1, 1871 & they were later residing near Lewiston, Idaho.

*Nellie Adams b. 1873

*Lester Adams b. 1875

*Effie Adams b. 1879

*Claude Adams b. 1881

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Mary Ann (Fenn) Jory (1817-1846)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1817 – Mary Ann is b. June 29 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1822 – Elizabeth is b. June 16 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Stayed there for the winter.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1839 – Mary Ann Jory married John Fenn on Nov. 19 near Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.  John is b. on Nov. 26, 1810 in He was an Englishman, the son of Thomas & Nancy Fenn, both born about 1790 in England.  He was born at Alyesworth, North Hamshire, England. In his youth he learned the trade of plasterer and brick mason.  In 1828 (age 16), with an older brother, William Fenn, he came over on a sailing vessel.  First he landed at Quebec, then Montreal, then Chippewa & finally Pike County, Illinois. In Canada he took up his trade of plasterer.  In Pike Co. both brothers were married. He was short, strongly built, with a face of ruddy tan, blue eyes, and blond hair.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1840 – Nancy Jane  is b. May 17 in Pike Co., IL.

1840 – On 3 November 1840, John Fenn purchased 86.23 Acres in Pike county IL from the BLM for cash.  (S 1/2 of NW ¼ of Sec 19 Twp 7-S R 3-W. )

1840 – In the 1840 U. S. Census, Pike County, Illinois, John Fenn is listed with males 10-15=1, 20-30=3; females 15-20=1, 40-50=1, four persons in the household, two engaged in agriculture.  The listing was adjacent to James Jury (sic) and six             houses from Aaron Budd.

1842 – Elizabeth Ann is b. Aug 8 in IL.

1843 – James William is b. on Oct. 11 in Pike Co., IL

1845 – Thomas Henry is b. on March 28 in Pike Co., IL

1846 – brother, James Jr.,  married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm at Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1846 – On 2 January 1846 John and Mary Fenn sold to Joseph Richey of Pike County for $450 (1) the S ½ of the NW ¼ of Sec 19 and (2) the N ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 17: all in Twp 7 South of the range 3 west, containing 66.23A.

1847 – March 1 (according to Kay Bolinger) Mary Ann Jory Fenn dies of malaria in Nov. in Pike Co., Illinois and was buried on the hillside near their home. Family lore recounts that Mary – on her deathbed – asked her sister Elizabeth to take care of her children and after sufficient time had passed to marry John Fenn and give the children a mother. She had just made a new linsey dresses for herself and her daughters to wear to Oregon.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, also remembers a tent made out of material stretched out in the yard of the old home in Illinois “where we children played.”

1847 – John Fenn and the children travel to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. Elizabeth Jory married John Fenn and they have more children. See Elizabeth Jory.

CHILDREN:
1. Nancy Jane Fenn is b. May 17, 1840 in Pike Co., IL. & d. Feb. 11, 1927 in Portland, OR. She married William Angus McPherson in Linn County on 7 October, 1855 in Linn Co., OR by Madison D. Byland. Agnus was b. Feb. 22, 1828 in Chatham Co., NC & d. Jan. 28, 1891 in Portland, OR.  His parents were William Picket McPherson & Margaret Wright McDonald. Both are buried at the Old Miller Cemetery near Scio, OR.  (Have an article on William Agnus McPherson.)

Angus first came to Oregon with a friend in 1950.  He loved the country, so he traveled back to Iowa to get his family.  He rode on horseback through California, then by ship through the Isthmus, arriving home in 1851.  Angus and other family members departed from Keokuk, Iowa, and arrived in Oregon in 1852.  Agnus settled on a piece of land east of Scio, OR.  He received his mail at a post office known as Santiam City.  John Fenn & his family, which included Nancy, lived six miles west of Santiam City.   Nancy was 15 when she married Angus.  Angus taught school in Scio.

William Angus McPherson was the editor of the ‘Albany Journal’ from 1864 to 1866.  He was anti-slavery and persuaded Oregonians to stay with the Union.  After being elected State Printer in 1866, he moved to Salem where he established the firm of W.A. McPherson & Co., Printers.  This firm bought out the leading newspaper of Salem, the ‘Statesman’ and changed its name to ‘American Unionist.’  In 1869, the McPherson family moved to McMinnville, where William began ‘The Blade’ newspaper, which he ran until 1871.  Returning to Linn County, he took up farming until 1873 when they moved to Roseburg, Douglas County, and William became the editor and proprietor of the ‘Roseburg Plaindealer.’  From Roseburg, they moved to Ashland and he worked with Oliver Applegate in editing the ‘Ashland Tidings.’  After Ashland, they went to Jacksonville where he ran the ‘Jacksonville Times’ and then on to Portland, where he worked on various newspapers including the ‘Oregonian’ and the ‘Vindicator.’

*William G McFerson b. 1856 & died young. Buried in Old Miller Cemetery in Scio.

*Cassius B McPherson b. 1860 & married Julia Morris.  Buried in Old Miller Cemetery in Scio.

*Ella M. McPherson b. 1863 & married John Marion

*Edward A. McPherson b. 1866 & married Carrie Belle Hart.

*Otho Leon McPherson b. 1869 & married Lavilla Otilla Bilger

+Anna Lavilla McPherson married Kenyon

<Robert (Bob) Kenyon married Nancy ca. 1956.  Living in Greenwood Village, CO in 2007.

*Kate Marie L. McPherson b. 1872 & married William Stone Weeks

*Donald Guy McPherson b. 1879 & married Nettie Frances Grimes

*Eva Pearl McPherson b. 1883 & married Ur Spalding Ackles

2. Elizabeth Ann (Nancy) Fenn was b. Aug. 8, 1842 in IL & d. April 1, 1924 in Spokane, Spokane, WA. Buried at Rosalia IOOF in Whitman, WA.   On Oct. 25, 1860 she was married to David Madison Coonc at Scio, Linn County, OR.  David was b. in 1832 in Keokuk, Iowa & d. June 22, 1900 in Rosalia.  In 1864 they moved  to The Dalles &  in 1864 they moved to White Bluffs on the Columbia River.  White Bluffs was then on the east side of the Columbia at the crossing of the Mullan Rd.

*Stella COONC b: Abt 1867 in The Dalles, Or. Married Atwood & lived in Los Angeles, CA.

*Lulu COONC b: 9 Oct 1869 in Willamette,Clackmas,Oregon. Married Snodgrass & lived in Los Angeles, CA.

*Ella COONC b: 1 Jul 1872 in White Bluff,Yakima,Wa married Harry Hall Bell. Harry was b. March 23, 1868 in Iowa.

+David Bell b. ca. 1893 in Spokane, WA

+Clayton Bell b. Oct. 1894 in WA.

+Bernadine Bell b. Nov. 24, 1895 in Spokane, WA.

+Park Fenn Bell b. Aug. 28, 1904 in Colville, Stevens, WA.

*Hattie COONC b: 18 May 1874 in White Bluff, Benton,Wa. & died Nov. 7, 1918 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA of Spanish Influenza. She married Walter Raleigh Bell. Walter was b. Dec. 26, 1866.

+Cleo D. Bell b. April 14, 1894 in Latah, Whitman, WA & d. in Spokane,  WA, buried in Rosalia, Whitman, WA. He married Hazel Munsel ca. July 1916 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA. Hazel was b. Nov. 1, 1895 in Powhatten, Kansas. Her parents were Horace G. Munsel & Mary Almendinger.

+Glenn Harry Bell b. Oct. 23, 1900 in Bloomfield, Davis Iowa & died May 4, 1950 in Spokane, WA. He married Anna Johnson who died ca. 1995.

+Wayne Victor Bell b. Sept. 14, 1903 in Spring Valley, Spokane, WA & d. Sept. 18, 1971 in Spokane WA. He married Myrtle Alice Riley on Sept. 3, 1924 in Spokane, WA. Myrtle was b. Dec. 17, 1907 in Rosalia, Whitman, WA & d. Oct. 8, 1992 in Spokane, WA. Her parents were Richard Walter Riley and Ida Evelyn Miller.

<Gerald Walter Bell b. April 30, 1926 in Colville, Stevens, WA. and died July 13, 2011 in Salem, OR.

+Valda Bell b. Jan. 7, 1910 married to Cecil Hill. Second married Maxwell Nelson. Maxwell died ca. 1986 in Seattle, WA.

+Dale Bell b. Nov. 9, 1912 & died July 16, 1985 in Spokane, WA.

*Ora COONC b: 25 Sep 1877 in Waitsburg,Walla Walla,Wa married Will Duncan.

+Howard Duncan b. Aug. 1898.

*Flossie COONC married Albert E. Reid

(Three of the Coonc girls eventually married the “three cowboys”–Harry Bell

married Ella; Will Duncan married Ora; and Walter Bell married Hattie.)

3. James William Fenn was b. Oct. 11, 1843 in Pike Co., IL

4. Thomas Henry Fenn was b. March 28, 1845 in Pike Co., IL

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1412194&id=I69760544   Gerald Bell info on Rootsweb

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Hugh Stephen Jory (1833-1912)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1830 – June 4, Hugh Stephen’s family arrived in Canada from St. Cleer, Cornwall England & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.

1833 – Hugh Stephen is b. Nov. 28 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

1836 – Oct. 25 or 3, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks; 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.

1837 – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie; part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – brother, James Jr., married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm at Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail. Hugh was 14 yrs old. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there. He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City on Dec. 25. They spent the winter there. Next they came up the valley to Mission Bottom where they spent a year or more working and looking for a place to settle. They moved to a farm south of Salem.

1850 – census records show Hugh living in Marion Co., Oregon Territory with his parents; brothers Thomas; William.

1851 – Hugh went to school and stayed at home helping his father until this date. Then he became a carpenter.

1856 – Hugh returns to Illinois.

1857 – Hugh Married Mary May Budd on Jan. 24.  Mary was b. Jan. 17, 1837 in Pike Co., Illinois. She is the daughter of Aaron; Phoebe Budd.  Her two sisters also married into the Jory family.

1858 – Hugh & Mary traveled to Oregon by way of the Isthmus; settled on a farm in the Rosedale district. Hugh invented; patented the fruit dryer.  He had a successful  business selling his dryer; became very prosperous and influential.

1858 – Charles is b. Sept. 15 near Salem, OR.

1859 – A letter mailed to the Jorys in Oregon from James Budd in Illinois asks whether H.S. & Mary Jory “has got safe to Oregon.”

1859 – Oliver is b. on Oct. 8 near Salem, Marion, OR.

1860- They had been living in the Rosedale district, but moved to Salem this winter. They lived on Cottage St. when they first came to Salem.  Salem then was just a village & only five houses were built south of Mill Creek when the Jory house was erected.

1860 – census records show Hugh living in Salem, Santiam Precinct, Marion Co., OR.  He is a carpenter.  Also living there are his wife, C, O, & his parents, James & M Jory. Two others appear to be living there too.

1863 – Oscar is b. on July 28 in Salem, Marion, OR.

1866 – They moved to 967 South Commercial St. Salem, OR; lived there the rest of their lives.

1869 – Alfred is b. on Sept. 9 in Salem, Marion, OR.

1870 – census records show the family living in Salem, South Salem Precinct, Marion Co, OR. Hugh is a wagon maker. Also living there are his wife, Charles, Oliver & Alford.  Phebe Jory, daughter of James Jr Jory; Elizabeth Jory, probably daughter of James Jory Jr., appear to be living next door.

1873 – Ralph is b. on Jan. 24, in Salem, Marion, OR

1880 – census records show Hugh living at South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a wagon Maker?  Also living there are his wife, Charles (blacksmith); Oliver (wagon maker).  They have one boarder.

1889 – Oct. 20 – Hugh and Mary went on a trip California to build a house for Charlie, their son.

1900 – census records show Hugh living at South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR. He is a carpenter.  Also living there are his wife; Oliver. The couple had 5 children & 2 survive.

1910 -  Census records show Hugh & Mary living in South Commercial St. 5 children with 2 still living. Hugh is a carpenter.

1912 – Hugh Stephen died Jan. 4 in South Salem, Marion, OR of a stomach illness that had gradually enfeebled him for several months past, & was buried at the Salem, Pioneer Cemetery. He was Justice of the Peace for four years. He and his wife belonged to the Leslie Methodist Church. Also a wagon; carriage maker.

1915 – Mary died on March 18 at the family home from a stroke of paralysis. Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

Hugh Jory seems to have traveled the Oregon trail to Oregon.  There are numerous references to him coming to Oregon with his parents at age 14.  He is in the census records of Marion County in 1850 living with his parents & two brothers.  He is not in the census records in Illinois for 1850. There are accounts of him working at home on the farm with his parents.  Then he appears in Pike, Illinois in 1857 marrying Mary Budd.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index confirms this. Also a letter from Illinois to the Jory family asks if they got to Oregon safely.  I believe that he did come across on the trail & somehow went back to Illinois. (Cindy Allen)

CHILDREN:

1. Charles Jory b: 15 SEP 1858 in Salem Oregon & d. Nov. 10, 1938 in Lyons, OR. Living with parents in 1880,   Blacksmith living in Stockton CA in 1912. He married to Sarah Evaline Patterson on Nov. 14, 1881.  Sarah was b. in Illinois & d. May 11, 1913 & buried at Lyons, Linn Co., OR. She came to Oregon in 1877. Charles was the owner of the Stockton  Tool Works at Stockton, CA. Home address is 847 East Hazelton Ave., Stockton, CA.

*Charles Turner Jory was born in Salem  ca. 1883& died June 5, 1965 in a             Salem nursing home.  He married Ora Goodrich in San Francisco on Jan. 26 ?. Ora was b. ca. 1885 died in March 15, 1966. She was a native of Yamhill, OR & lived in Salem, OR all of her married life accept 20 years in Stockton, CA. Both buried at City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.  Charles lived many years in Stockton, CA where he, his father and brother operated a machine and blacksmith ship. At the time of Charles death, his address was 734 Cottage St. NE Salem, OR.

+Melva Belle Jory who married Wayne Doughton

*William Stephen (Bill) Jory – Living in Stockton CA in 1935.  Married to Frankie Jory.  William died Dec. 13,1942.

 

2. Oliver Jory b: 8 OCT 1859 near Salem, Marion Co., Oregon on a farm  & d. Nov. 26, 1935 in Salem, OR. Married to Ella May Hodson.  They dated for 18 years before getting married.  She was b. Feb. 23, 1861 in Empire City, Coos Co., OR & d. Sept. 3, 1919 in Marshfield, Coos Co., OR. Both are buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. Ella’s parents were Dr. Jonathan Hodson, a pioneer of Coos Co, OR & Louisa Ross. Her father was the first physician at Coos Bay, OR.

 

He is living with parents in 1880 in south Salem, wagon maker. In 1910 census He is living in Salem with wife Ella M. and child, Lewis H.  He is a mechanic/woodworker. In 1912 Oliver runs the fruit dryer business with his father. He worked in a vehicle shop operated by his father until the time he took over the business. They attended the Leslie Methodist Church. Second he married Mrs. Phoebe A. Kemp of Brainard, Minn on Dec. 25, 1923.

*Lewis Hodson Jory b. March 12, 1902 in Salem, OR at 209 Bush St. & d. April 10, 1990 at a nursing home in Keizer, OR. Buried at Twin Oaks Mausoleum in Albany, OR. First married Zelda Utterbach. His father disapproved of the marriage and didn’t go to the wedding.  He was raised in Salem & farmed in the area until he fought in WWII.  In 1944 he moved to Albany & worked at NW Fabricators, Linnco Electric & Bureau of Mines.  He was a member of Albany First Christian Church. Divorced. Children of Lewis & Zelda:

Second Lewis married Pearl Osterman on July 29, 1944.

Third he married Gertruth P. Kihs on April 3, 1988.  She was b. March 6, 1917 in Holyoke CO & d. July 1, 1996 in Keizer, OR. Buried at City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.

*infant twin sons d. at Coos River, OR on Oct. 31, 1903. Alton & Allen.

3. Oscar Jory b: 28 JUL 1863 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon & d. Aug. 2, 1863. Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

4. Alford Jory b: 9 SEP 1869 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon  & drowned in the Willamette River on June 19, 1879. Buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

5. Ralph Jory b: 24 JAN 1873 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon & drowned in the Willamette River June 19, 1879. Buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

DROWNED  About 5:00 yesterday morning the deep tones of the fire bell brought many of our citizens out on the streets at perhaps an earlier hour than they otherwise would have appeared…..Thursday afternoon about 3:00 pm two of H.S. Jory’s little boys, Alford and Ralph, aged respectively ten and five years strayed away from home and proceeded down the road towards the covered bridge.  No particular notice was paid to them and they were not missed until the evening meal.  Upon not appearing at that time fears began to arise of their being lost and search was immediately commenced.  Many of the citizens joined in hunting the little wanderers, but they were no where to be found.  The last that could be heard of them was that they were playing around the large wheel in the street opposite the Flouring Mill, about 6:30 in the evening.  This led some to think of the river and hastening that way, ‘twas but a few moments until their hats were found, and immediately under them in about nine feet of water, the bodies were found, lying about five feet apart.

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William Jory (1828-1924)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1828 – William is b. on Sept. 20 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England & is baptized on 16 Nov 1828 at Saint Clear, Cornwall, England.

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – brother, James Jr., married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm at Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail. William thought it was the happiest summer of his life. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City on Dec. 25. They spent the winter there. Next they came up the valley to Mission Bottom where they spent a year or more working and looking for a place to settle.  William moved to a farm south of Salem with his parents.

1849 – Before going to the gold fields William helped James Jory Sr. build a log cabin. Then he promised to share some of his money with his father.

1849 – William traveled to California on March 12 to look for gold.  He borrowed passage money from his brother and with a small pig on his shoulder, a few clothes under his arm, with snow a foot deep, he started north for Salem.  At Milwaukee he boarded a small brig for San Francisco, a city of tents, and traveled up the Sacramento River to American river, where a party of Salem friends was encountered.  They were finding gold, so William was persuaded to stop. Scarcity of fruit and vegetables caused scurvy to appear in the camp towards fall, so William Jory and his friends decided to return to Oregon for a time.  They sailed             north on a sailboat from San Francisco. They had a little trouble crossing the Columbia River bar, but finally made it. He returned with $1500.  He shared a little of his money with his father. (Also on the trip were John Fenn, James Jr. & Thomas Jory.)

1852 – May 20, William took a donation land claim.  His daughter, Ada, says that William’s brothers staked their claims right away, but William worked at Lake Labish for a little while first.  At the beginning he had 320 acres, but later in life increased his farm to 500 acres.  80 acres of the farm was planted with fruit. He annually gathered a rich harvest of fruit.

1852  – ca. Apparently William was harvesting grain on land that is now Wilson Park in front of the State Capitol.  I assume that it belonged to him.

1856 – William married Jane Eliza Moore on Sept. 9 in Marion Co., OR.  Jane was b. on July 7, 1839 in Toronto, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were Christopher & Eliza (Crawford) Moore, both natives of Ireland.  They came to Canada with their parents when they were very young and remained there until they crossed the plains with ox teams in 1852. Jane’s family lived on an adjoining farm. William & Jane went to the Methodist Church.

1858 – Ella Editha is b. on Jan. 15 in Salem, Marion, OR.

1860 – Walter H. is b. on March 19 in Marion Co., OR.

1860 – An article gives this explanation for the name “Battle Creek.” (I think it is different from another story given by James Jory Jr.)When Walter was a baby, the Calipooia Indians, and the Molalla Indians had a battle across the creek, which runs through the park.  Some of the Indians came to the house for help being wounded and wanting help.  Mrs. Jory took the baby, Walter, and went to the Thomas Jorys who lived in a log house on Bates road in the Rosedale area. The creek has been called Battle Creek ever since.

1860 – census records show William living in Salem, Santiam Precinct, Marion Co, OR. He is farming.  His wife is from Canada.  Also living there are his wife, Ella & W.

1864 – Ada Estelle is b. on April 24, in Marion Co., OR.

1870 – census records show William Jory living at Salem, South Salem Precinct, Marion Co, OR.  He is a carpenter.  Also living there are his wife, Walter, & Ella.

1873 – Edwin Anson is b. on June 12, 1873 in Salem, Marion Co., OR.

1880 – census records show William living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are his wife, Walter, Ada & Edwin.

1887 – Jane dies on Sept. 5 in Salem, Marion Co, OR of heart disease & is buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. She was highly respected by all who knew her.

1900 – census records show William Jory living at Sidney Precinct, Marion, Oregon. Birth date appears to be wrong.  He is a farmer.  He is widowed.  Also living with him are Walter, Ada, Edwin & Edwin’s first wife, Joanna.  It says that Edwin is a gold miner.

1924 – William dies on April 11 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & is buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. He lived on his homestead two miles southwest of Liberty until he died. He was a very ambitious worker & admired by many for his friendliness toward others.

Story told by William about early pioneer days:  He and his younger brother were on their way to Oregon City mills with a wagon load of wheat to be ground into the year’s flour at the Pudding River. The river was swollen with no bridge.  Undaunted, they swam the oxen. A tall tree had fallen across the river, and on this they carried their load, sack by sack, and finally taking the wagon over piece by piece, putting it together on the other side, reloading, they proceeded on their way.

 

LONE MAPLE RANCH

By Esther Nihlen Smith about her Uncle Bill’s home in 1919

Esther is a a niece of William – Salem, OR

There’s a trail by a creek that is winding

Its way thru a place I still see.

A house that has held happy memories.

It was built by a man called Jory.

The inside of this house is old fashioned.

Wall paper all faded and gray.

But nought can compare with

Those days I spent there.

In fact ‘twas the making of me.

The “Lone Maple:” ranch ah the memories.

In my visions I still can see

A pear tree that swayed in the breezes,

Battle Creek rippling gently

I can yet hear child’s voices in glee.

What’s that! Do I hear bob-whites calling

And “Lone Maple” still swing and sway.

Oh beautiful God given memories

May I hold them forever and nye (or Aye)

So when life’s full of pain

Down thru memories lane,

I’ll meet true friends the

best I’ve ever known.

And we’ll wander at will

Where the “Lone Maple” still

Guards the old Jory home.

 

(The lone maple was actually planted over the grave of daughter, Ella Editha Jory, at the time of her death)

CHILDREN:
1. Ella Editha Jory was b. Jan. 15, 1858 in Salem, Marion, OR & d. Aug. 31, 1862 in Salem, Marion Co., OR. First she was buried at home and a “lone maple” is planted on her grave & later she was moved to the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

2. Walter H. Jory was b. March 19, 1860 in Marion Co., OR & d. May 25, 1932 in Salem, OR.  Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. Member  of the Elks. Residence was Main & Summer Streets.  Unmarried & living in the family home most of his life.

3. Ada Estella Jory was b. April 24, 1864 in Marion, OR & d. Aug. 25, 1932 in Salem, Marion Co., OR.   Residence at the time of death was 425 Fawk Ave. Salem, OR. Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. Unmarried & living in the family home most of her life.

4. Edwin Anson Jory was b. June 12, 1873 near Salem, Marion, OR on the donation land claim of his father, William Jory south of Salem, OR located on Jory Hill Road near Joryville Park & d. Aug. 11, 1957 in Salem, Marion, OR of cancer. Buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery.  He was a farmer & orchardist.

Edwin first married on April 3, 1896  to Joanna (Josie) Snyder.  (I have Bible records that state April 13, 1897). They were married at The Girand, in Portland, OR. At the time both of them were from Portland, OR. Josie was born in January 1870 in Maryland. (1900 census)  Her parents were also born there.  (The 1920 census says they were all born in Virginia.)  Then Edwin & Joanna went to Alaska during the time of the great gold rush.  On January 22, 1898, the Daily Oregon Statesman printed an article about them being in the Klondike.  It states that Edwin used to be a farmer in the red hills south of Salem.  Joanna was one of the few newspaperwomen in the Alaska Territory, and people back home in Salem admired her for her bravery in undertaking the trip.  One obituary described Edwin as a horse-trader with the Eskimos.

Victor Jory’s daughter, Jean, states that Edwin lost money to a claims speculator in a failed horse business in Skagway.  About Feb. 23, 1902 he decided to return to Salem and farm again.  Joanna didn’t want to leave the North.  She stayed in Canada and ran a boarding house called the 60 Below Bananza, near Dawson City.  She became pregnant after Edwin’s departure. She wanted to convince Edwin that he was the father of her baby.  Victor was born in April of 1903, but he celebrated on Nov. 23(1902) every year because Joanna switched the birthdate to 9 month after Edwin’s departure. Victor’s children think that George de Lion may have been the father of Victor because there is an old transcript of a Yukon court case in 1903 where George accused Joanna Jory of breaking down his door and threatening to “torment and murder” him unless he gave her $5000.

They were back in Salem by 1900 according to census records, living with Edwin’s parents in the Sydney precinct of Marion County, OR.  (Discrepancy in records)  Edwin’s occupation was a gold miner.  According to divorce papers Josie Jory returned to the Northwest Territory in about Feb. 5, 1901 without Ed’s agreement and they remained separated. Edwin A. and Josie Jory were divorced 8 November 1902. Josie did not appear in person at the divorce hearing.  Dawson City was then a Gold Rush Camp. Josie must have returned to Salem.  The Capital Journal States that Victor attended Rosedale Elementary School until he was about 10.  Joanna died Dec. 21, 1953 at Pasadena CA & was buried at Hemmet CA.

Second Edwin marriage Grace Emma Goode on June 29, 1907 in Salem.  She had been born in Phillips County KS 23 October 1879, and had come to Salem with her parents in 1893.  She d. Aug. 16, 1961 in a Salem nursing home, buried in the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.  Her sister was Estella Mae Goode who married Edward Edwin Moore. (These are Joy Berg’s grandparents.)  Grace attended Morningstar Methodist Church.  She was also a historical activist and philanthropist. She had a 40 year membership in the Chemeketa Chapter of the DAR and was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  She furnished one room of the Newell home at Champoeg which the DAR was restoring and also provided a parlor set for Bush House Museum. Her address at the time of her death was 425 E St. NE Salem, OR.

On 2 May 1910, Ed Jory (age 36) and Grace Jory (30) were living in William Jory’s (82) household in the Rosedale Precinct of Marion County.  Victor Jory was NOT enumerated. Ed and Grace were shown as being married three years.

On 15 January 1920, Ed. A. Jory (age 46, born in OR) and Grace Jory (49, KS) were living in the household of William Jory (91, England) in the Rosedale Precinct of Marion County OR.

In 1952 Edwin and Grace Jory donated 26 acres of the William Jory land claim in the Rosedale district south of Salem to the South Salem Area Chamber of Commerce for development as a park.  The Chamber deeded the land over to the Marion county Park and Recreation Commission and was developed as a county park named Joryville Park.

Edwin died just after celebrating his golden wedding anniversary, Aug. 11, 1957.  Residence at the time of death was 425 E. Hoyt St. Salem, OR. He lived in Salem all his life except 4 years when he went to Alaska prospecting for gold.  His profession was that of a farmer and for many years he raised prunes in the Red Hills about seven miles south of Salem. Member of the Elks.

*Victor Edwin Jory was b. April, 1903 in Dawson City, Alaska, then a gold rush camp & d. in Santa Montica CA of a heart attack on Feb. 12, 1982.  Victor celebrated his birthday on Nov. 23, 1902 because Joanna was trying to convince Edwin that he was the father. Edwin had left the Yukon in Feb. of 1902.  See above.

He was cremated & the ashes were given to a friend or relative. His parents were divorced just before he was born.  He attended Rosedale School in south Salem until he was about 10.  He probably lived with his mother.  His height was 6’ 1 ½.”

Victor and “His family (probably with his motherJoanna.) moved to Pasadena CA when he was a teen-ager. He later moved to Vancouver BC where he attended high school and won the province’s amateur light-heavyweight boxing title.  He attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year and then joined the Coast Guard where he was an outstanding wrestler and boxer.  He studied theatre at the Pasadena Community Playhouse where he made his acting debut at age 18”. (about 1920.)  

On 2 January 1920, Victor Jory was living with his mother in an apartment house on East Colorado Street in Pasadena CA.  His mother was shown as J. S. (Joanna Snyder)  Jory, head of the household, age 46, widowed, and she, her father and her mother were all born in Virginia.  Her occupation was landlady of the apartment house.  Victor Jory was her son, age 17, single, born in Canada, his father born in Oregon and his mother born in Virginia.

On Dec. 23, 1928 (relatives say Dec. 21, 1927, but I think they are wrong) he married actress Jean Inness of Cleveland, Ohio & later was to appear with her in many stage roles. She was b. Dec. 18, 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio & d. of cancer on Dec. 27, 1978 in Santa Monica CA.  Her maiden name was Jean Spurney and her parents were Dr. Albert F. Spurney & Pauline J. Sykora.  Inness was her stage name. They were married for 50 years and 4 days.

He became a well known movie and television star. He was a veteran bad guy of dozens of movies and a taciturn stage actor for more than 60 years starting in 1918 at the famed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He was also a director, had his own radio show, wrote plays, and sang. He lived in New York, Los Angeles, Oregon, and Canada during his lifetime.

Victor Jory died of a heart attack 12 February 1982 in Santa Monica CA. at age 79.  He was survived by his son Jon, his daughter Jean Jory Anderson of Logan UT, and four grandchildren.

His memory is preserved with a star on the sidewalk in the Hollywood Walk of Fameat 6605 Hollywood Blvd. It is about 4 blocks east of the Chinese Theatre on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. near Whitney St in front of Venice Restaurant.

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Thomas Jory (1826-1912)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1826 – Thomas is b. Jan. 20 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England.  He was 5’8,” 167 pounds, and light complexion at age 66.

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – brother, James Jr., married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm at Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City on Dec. 25. They spent the winter there. Next they came up the valley to Mission Bottom where they spent a year or more working and looking for a place to settle.  Thomas moved to a farm South of Salem with his parents.

1849 – census of Champoeg Co. in March lists Thomas as male over 21.

1849 – Traveled to California to mine gold for one winter. (6 months) Also on the trip were John Fenn, James Jr. & William Jory. (See William Jory).

1851 – Thomas filed a Declaration of Intent to be naturalized in the District Court of Marion County, Territory of Oregon, April 8.[i]  (Prior to 1863, most aliens did not seek to be naturalized – they assumed the Declaration of Intent was sufficient[ii].)

1852 – June 28, Thomas settled a 320 acre farm south of Salem.

1854 – Thomas filed for a donation land claim.

1857 – Thomas married Mary Catherine Leabo on Feb. 8 in Salem, OR. The couple went to the Catholic Church. Mary was b. in Indiana on Sept. 10, 1838 & crossed the plains to Oregon with her parents in 1852.  At age 54 she was 5’ 5”, 200 pounds, and dark complexion. Her mother died enroute and was buried near the Platte River at Sweetwater. Mary being the oldest of seven children had the responsibility of caring for the family.  Her parents were John Leabo and Nancy Ellison. Nancy was b. in Indiana.

1858 – George Washington is b. on Jan. 28 in Marion Co., OR on the donation land claim of his parents near Rosedale.

1859 – Melissa C. is b. on Oct. 15 in Salem, Marion, OR.

1860 – census records show Thomas Jory with wife, GW & MC living in Salem, Santiam Precinct, Marion Co., OR.  A family of Leabos are living next door.

1861 – Clarence C. is b. Oct. 3 in Marion, OR on the donation land claim of his parents near Rosedale.

1863 – Nancy Sophia is b. on April 17 in Marion, OR.

1866 – Laura Dell is b. on Nov. 16 in Marion, OR.

1868 – Ulysses Bliss is b. on July 9 in Salem Marion, OR.

1869 – Thomas’ Donation Land Grant Patent is published on April 30 & delivered to him by mail on July 8, 1875.

1870 – Olivia Blanche is b. on Feb. 13 in Marion, OR.

1875 – Herbert Earl is b. on May 12 in Marion, OR.

1878 – July 15 a TS Jory purchased 16.5 acres of farm land near Corvallis. T10 R3 and sold it on the same day.

1880 – census records show Thomas living at South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer.  Others living there are his wife, George, Clarence, Nancy, L D, Olivia, Herbert.  Also a boarder, James Coffey is living there.  He is 21 & attending school.

1881 – Jessie Alberta is b. Feb. 20 in Salem, Marion, OR

1889 –  In the 1880’s Thomas and Mary Jory were active and able to travel.  In 1889, the local paper reported: “Thomas Jory and wife, of the Red Hills south of the city, will start next Tuesday by way of the Northern Pacific for a visit of a month or six weeks with relatives in Belgrade, Montana.”

1895 – census records of Marion Co. show Thomas living with his wife, Blanch, Earl, E & R.

1900 – Census records show Thomas living at Yew Park Precinct, Marion, OR. Also living there are his wife & Jessie.

1902 – about this time Thomas moves into the city of Salem.

1910 – April 21 census records show the Thomas &  Mary living in South Salem, immediately adjacent to their daughter, Laura Dell, her husband Hiram Page, and their four sons.  9 children with 5 still living.

1912 – Thomas dies at 1:30 am on Oct. 7 in Salem, OR at home & is buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. A very large gathering was at the funeral.

1926 – Mary dies on June 14 in Salem & buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. She was living at her home at 874 South Commercial St. Salem, OR when she passed away. (Her great grandson, Richard Page, was born on the same day.)

Her granddaughter, Florence Jory (Baer) says that Mary was a very self sufficient woman.  One time she chased off some Indians who were on her property. When Mary was older her sons moved in with her to help her, but she ended up caring for them. Florence thought Mary was really congenial and generous also.  She remembers that her grandmother had a cranberry colored glass bowl filled with sticks of candy.  Mary gave Florence a child’s chair and made her a dress which she kept for a long time.

CHILDREN:
1. George Washington JORY b: 28 Jan 1858 near Rosedale, Marion, Oregon on the donation land claim of his parents & d. May 9, 1940 at a local hospital in Salem, OR.  Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery. First marriage was to a widow, Mary A. Robertson  Hollingsworth, on July 4, 1880.  Mary was b. in 1852 & d. June 1902, buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery.  She was taking care of a son belonging to her sister & George adopted him.

Second marriage was to widow, Sarah Jane Crockett Lafore, on Oct. 27, 1903. Sarah was b. Dec. 27, 1861 in Dalles, OR & d. March 31, 1920 following an operation, buried at the Mausoleum at City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.  She had an appendicitis attack.  She was raising a grandchild, Louis, whom George adopted after she died.

Third marriage was to widow, Sarah A.Thomas Dencer Burley, on June 25, 1921. Sarah #2 was b. in Boxelder, Utah in 1857 & d. Sept. 8, 1927 in Salem OR, buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery near Jacob Dencer her first husband. Her parents are John & Elizabeth Thomas.  Her mother was b. in Wales.  She had 10 children by her first husband.

George was a grain farmer at 2380 W. Knob Hill St. Salem, OR.  He lived at the west  end of Jory Hill Rd on Ruggles Rd.  He developed cancer in his later years and had to sell off part of his farm to pay for treatments.  He was living on part of the original land claim. His granddaughter said that he had a wonderful personality.

Beverlee also said that he had lots of equipment in his barn for use on the farm.  He had a large amount of blacksmith tools.  She remembers a large tub that was filled with scalding water.  George would kill a hog and drop into the tub to remove the hairs on it’s hide.

*Frankie H. Hesemen Jory – adopted, born ca. 1883 & d. Oct. 16, 1956, buried at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner. Married to Flora B. Flora was b. ca. 1884 in Valley Springs, S.D. & d. Sept. 5, 1971 in Salem, buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery.  She came to Salem at the age of seven.  She lived in the area the rest of her life.  Divorced. Frankie was living at 1280 N. 4th St. Salem, OR at time of death. Flora was living at 1640 Church St. NE Salem, OR in a nursing home at time of death. Frankie lived with another woman after divorcing wife.

+Dale Winfield Jory was b. May 24, 1907 in Salem & d. May 17, 1989 in Salem, OR. Dale was buried in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Married to Elsie Mae Reynolds in 1935 in Salem.  Elsie was b. March 8, 1909 in Grimes, Oklahoma & d. May 8, 1988 in Salem, OR, private internment. (Buried in Willamette National?) She came to Salem in 1930.  She graduated from HS in Halsey. Elsie was a graduate of WOSC in Monmouth.  She taught in Grant School in Salem. She belonged to Willamette Valley Genealogical Society. Dale living in Salem in 1956 & 1971.  He was a Post Office employee.  WWII Army Air Force.  Couple belonged to Capitol 8’s Square Dance Club. Dale liked to Travel. Xanphe F. Jory of NY City in 1989. Died before 1988.

*Louis Logan Lafore Jory – adopted. He was b. on July 7, 1910 & d. Nov. 29, 1976  in Salem.  Buried at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton with Florence. He married Florence Isabelle Hoyt on Dec. 31, 1928 in Silverton, OR. Florence was b. Aug. 15, 1910 in Dorena, OR & d. September 26, 1983 of a heart attack in Silverton, OR.

+ Jerry Louis Jory is born on February 18, 1938 & d. Aug. 11, 1970.

2. Melissa C. JORY b: Oct. 15, 1859 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. May 15, 1877 of typhoid fever.  Buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery. She was single & a student.

3. Clarence C. JORY b: Oct. 3, 1861 near Rosedale, Marion, Oregon on the donation land claim of his parents & d. June 20 1937.  Both he and his wife are buried in the City View Cemetery.  He m. Susanna F. Dencer in Sept. 1891. Susanna was b. Sept. 8, 1870 in Minnesota & d. May 30, 1920.  Her parents were Valentine Dencer & Catherine Huff also early pioneers to Oregon. They were born in Germany. Gladys Jory said that Susanna was very nice. – 1900 census shows him to be living in Precinct 9, Blodgett, Benton Co., OR.  Others living there are his wife, Susie S, Elmo C., Gladys G, & Rolland C.  Clarence is farming. Fred Dencer, cousin, is also living there. They have been married 8 years & have 3 children & 3 surviving. Elmo C. b. Jan 1893 in OR.  Gladys G b. Feb. 1894 in OR. Rolland C. b. April 1896 in OR.  Cousin Fred is b. in Ohio. – Clarence lived in South Salem his entire life. Member of the Elks. On Nov. 4, 1898 Clarence purchased 120 acres of farm land near Corvallis. S20 T11 R7 and sold it in 1904.

* Elmo C. Jory  b. Jan. 17, 1893 in OR & d. October 1, 1963 of a heart attack & was buried at the City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.  Living in Portland in 1926. In 1917 Elmo attended Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis, OR. He lived in a tent year round, cooked his own meals and studied in a crowded library where seats were at a premium.  He was in the school of pharmacy.  His monthly living expenses were about $7.50.  He graduated on June 3, 1918 in Pharmacy & worked in that profession for a number of years. The last 6 years of his life were spent on a timber ranch near Otis.  He spent much time reading his bible in Otis.

* Gladys Dorena Jory b. Feb. 16, 1894 in Salem, OR & d. March 27, 1982Living in Portland in 1926.  She was married to Roy Slater Farrand on August 7, 1927.  Roy was b. in Essex Junction, Vermont & d. July 21, 1982.  He was in the chicken raising business. He had his leg amputated ca. 1964. Gladys grew up in the Liberty district of south of Salem and after graduating from Oregon Normal School in Monmouth, Oregon in 1923, taught school in various Oregon schools, however, most of her years teaching the primary grades were at Salem Heights School. They lived at 472 Liberty Road, across the road from the Liberty School.  They were highly respected in the community & both thoughtful and caring people.  Members of United Englewood Methodist Church. No children.

* Roland Clarence Jory b. April 18, 1896 in OR on the donation land claim of his grandfather & d. Dec. 28, 1956 of a heart attack, buried at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem.  Living in Salem in 1926.  His home in 1956 was 4145 Garden Rd. Salem, OR.  He lived in Salem his whole life and was the owner of Jory Packing Co., 995 N. Front St. and former manager of United Growers, Inc, at Liberty.  He had founded the Liberty plant as the original Jory Packing Co. and played a leading role in organization of United Growers.  He married Mrs. Ethel Gordenier in Salem on December 11, 1948.

4. Nancy Sophia JORY (Nannie S.) b: April 17, 1863 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. January 4, 1893 of cancer at her parents house in Salem, OR, buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery.  She married John I. Thomas on Nov. 9, 1884 at the home of Thomas Jory. He was b. ca. 1863. in Utah.  His parents were John J. & Elizabeth Thomas who were born in Wales.  In 1800 he is living with his parents next door to Thomas Jory.  Nancy was Methodist & beloved by all who knew her. No children.

5. Laura Dell JORY b: Nov. 16, 1866 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. Feb. 21, 1958 in Salem, OR.  She married Hiram Richard Page on Oct. 14, 1888 in Salem, OR.  Hiram was b. May 8, 1859 in Mercer City, PA & d. May 29, 1944 in Salem, OR.  Hiram’s parents were John McNair Page & Mathida Wentz. Living in Salem in 1926 & 1940.

*Leo G. Page b. in Salem on Aug. 10, 1889 & d. Jan. 21, 1975. Married to Jessie   Keaton.

+Malcolm Page died before 2009

*Walter Page (nickname Brick for red hair) b. 1891 in Salem & d. in Seattle WA in May 12, 1974. Married to Gladys E. Martin.

+Robert Page died before 2009

Jory Page overdosed in WA ca 1990’s.

*Everil Maxwell Page b. in Salem on April 23, 1893 in Salem, OR on the donation land claim of his grandfather& d. in Salem March 15, 1959 in Salem, OR. Married to May Day Tate of Portland on Dec. 31, 1922. He was Justice of the Supreme Court & a native of the Liberty District south of Salem.  He lived at 712 High St. SE at the time of his death. Lived in Marion County his whole life. He was a graduate of Willamette University Law School and in 1914 became a member of the Oregon Bar at the age of 21.  He taught law at the same college from 1920 to 1945.   He became a circuit judge in 1941. & advanced to the State Supreme Court in 1949 & continued in that position for 1 year. In WW I he was on active duty with the Coast Artillery.  He was active with many other clubs.

*Lyle James Page (nicknamed Barney) b. in Salem Jan. 15, 1896 in Salem, OR & d. Sept. 30, 1976 at Supulveda, CA.  Married Pauline Eyerly in Salem in 1933.

6. Ulysses Bliss JORY b: 9 Jul 1868 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. at home March 26, 1876 of typhoid fever in Salem, Marion, OR. Buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

7. Olivia Blanche JORY b: Feb. 13, 1870 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. May 24, 1931.  She married Dr. Ora B. Miles on October 9, 1897. Living in Salem in 1926.

8. Earl Herbert Jory b: May 12, 1875 Marion Co, Oregon on his parents donation land claim & d. Dec. 4, 1964 & buried at Belcrest Memorial Park.  He married Blanche Smith on January 1, 1899.  She d. in 1905 & was buried at City View Cemetery in Salem.  They had one daughter (Lois). – in 1900 census living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR with wife, Blanche I Smith.  Blanche is b. July 1875 in Kansas.  Her parents were b. in Ohio.  On January 5, 1910 Earl married a second time to Mary Miranda France.  Mary was b. May 5, 1876 & d. May 7, 1950. Buried at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, OR. They had 3 children.  The third wife was Mayme F. Jory who survived him. She d. Dec. 28, 1967 in a Silverton nursing home & was buried at Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn, OR. Mayme came to Salem from CA in 1946. He is living in Independence in 1926 & Salem in 1940.  Earl H. Jory is a retired Salem farmer and living at 2059 Center St. NE Salem, OR at the time of his death.

*Lois Alberta Jory b. 1903 & d. ca. 1920.

*Eldon Earl Jory b. March 1, 1911.  Living in Salem in 1926 & Highgrove CA in 1964.  Married March 16, 1935 to Esther Mae Haight in San Diego CA.

9. Jessie Alberta JORYb: Feb. 20, 1881 in Salem, Marion, Oregon & d. Aug. 17, 1902. Buried at the Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

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Henry C. Jory (1824-1886)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1824 – Henry is b. April 7 in England & b. June 7 in St. Cleer, Cornwall, England.

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.  The boys cut timber.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Worked on the farm of a leading citizen, Colonel John O’Fallon.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County in the fall of 1837 Illinois & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1847 – brother, James Jory Jr., buys the family farm before this time, and James Jory Sr. with his family relocate to a farm in Mr. Sterling, Brown Co., Illinois.  James Jr. talks his whole family into coming to Oregon in the spring of 1847, but Henry stays behind.

1848 – a letter shows that Henry is in Naples, Scot Co., Illinois on Dec. 31. He must have traveled around because he mentions not being able to return to Virginia and possibly going to Pennsylvania or Texas. He was working for Joseph Alexander Van Pelt.  The ‘old man Van Pelt just died and he was not expecting to be paid wages owed as his widow is hard up for cash.  His obit says that he was a wagon maker by trade.

1850 – Census records show Henry Jory, a wagon maker, living in Cass Co., Illinois.

1850 – ca Henry married Martha Jane Van Pelt.  He was of Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois.

They had 12 children, 9 of whom survived to have families of their own.

Martha was b. Nov. 13 (or 12), 1829 in Troy, NY.  Her parents were Alexander Van Pelt & Elizabeth Marie Andres.  The Van Pelt’s were from upstate New York. (Dutch family as were many in that area)  Mary Van Pelt married Abner Sears in Troy, NY. They moved to Scott Co, IL.  Alexander Jr (Martha’s father) moved there later.  He is buried in the Sears family cemetery near Naples, Scott Co, IL.

1852 – Mary Sophia is b. on July 12 & died as a child of diphtheria.

1854 – Emma Louisa is born on May 11 in Illinois.

1856 – Sophie Ellen is b. on January 10 in Illinois.

1857 – Henrietta Alvina is b. on January 29 in Illinois.

1858 – James William is b. on March 18 near Springfield, Illinois.

1859 – Eliza Maria is b. Oct. 11 in Berlin Illinois.

1860 or 1861 – Ann Amelia  is born. (not sure if this child is right)

1860 – census records show Henry living in Subdivision, Berlin, Sangamon Co, Illinois. Also his wife, EL, SE, JW & EM are living there.  He is a wagon maker.

1861 – preparing to join their family in Oregon, but they were delayed for a year.

1862 – Malvina “Malle” J. was born on Feb. 4. in IL.

1862 – The family begins the trip to Oregon, but Henry gets sick with Mountain fever and they had to re-route to California.  They rerouted because Henry did not think he was going to survive & wanted to head for warmer weather by way of the Mormon Trail.  It was cold and late in the year. He decided not to settle in Oregon because he had asthma.

1863 – They arrived at Yuba County & settled in Marysville, CA.  He farms & operates a store at Marysville.

1864 – Stephen Alvah is born on Jan. 5 in Marysville, CA

1867 – Charles Franklin is b. on June 10 in California.

1868 – Joseph Jory is b. on January 14 in California & died in childhood.

1869 – George Washington is born on March 14 in California.

1870 – census records show Henry living at Brom’s Valley, Long Bur. Township, Yuba Co., CA.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are his wife, Emma, Sophie, Henrietta, James, Eliza, Malvina, Stephen, Sharles & George.

1871 – Annie May Jory is b. on November 3 & died in childhood.

1878 – Martha dies on Jan. 12 in Marysville, Yuba, CA of pneumonia & is buried there.  Her headstone monument reads “Died Jan 12, 1878″ Martha Jane, wife of Henry Jory, 48 years & 2 Mo.

1880 – Census shows Henry living at Marysville Township, Yuba, CA.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are Emma, Henrietta, James, Eliza, Mallie, Stephen, Charles Frank, & George.

1886 – Henry dies on June 25 at Marysville, CA of uremia & buried in Marysville City Cemetery.  He was a wagon-maker by trade, Henry ran a blacksmith shop, a fruit and confection store, and had a large ranch along the Feather River.  Taking fresh produce from the ranch down river by raft, he would sell it in San Francisco, making him one of the first ‘green-grocers.’ At one point, he also had a soap factory.  Henry and son James William each  invented and patented a swivel plow.

CHILDREN:

1. Mary Sophia Jory is b. July 12, 1852 in Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois & died as a child of diphtheria.

2. Emma Louisa Jory is b. May 11, 1854 in Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois & d. July 16, 1881.  She married Augustus Beldin.  Emma is buried in Merrill, OR.

*Henry Beldin b. 1882 & married Edith.

+Harold Beldin

+Lola Beldin

*Fredrick Beldin b. 1884

*Augustus Beldin b. 1886 & married Charles T. Wilson. Charles d. May 2, 1914.

+Charlene Augusta Wilson b. Dec. 22, 1911 & married Glenn Irwin                                         Putnam

*George Franklin Beldin b. 1888 & married Elinore

*Elmer Edward Beldin b. 1891 & drowned in 1908.

*James Herbert Beldin b. 1892

3. Sophie Ellen Jory is b. on January 10, 1856 in Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois & d. Jan. 24, 1874.  She married Thomas Arthur McClain.   Lived at Carlton, Montana in 1886.

*Henry Arthur McClain b. 1874

*Estella M. McClain b. 1878 & married Howard

+Emily Howard b. ca. 1903

+Marion Howard b. ca. 1915.

*Elmer Roy McClain b. 1881

*Margaret McClain b. 1882

*Thomas Jacob McClain b. 1887

*Clinton J. McClain b. May 22, 1889 Bitterroot, Missoula County, MT & d. Dec. 27, 1965 in Steilcoom, Pierce County, WA. Married Nellie May Inglis on Dec. 25, 1916 in Missoula, MT.  Nellie b. Jan. 1887 in Sherridan, Madison Co. MT.

+Sophie Ellen McClain b. Dec. 4, 1917 in Joyce, Clallum Co, WA. & d. Sept. 14, 1929 in Port Angeles, Grays Harbor, WA.

4. Henrietta Alvina Jory is b. January 29, 1857 in Old Berlin, Sangamon Co., Illinois near Springfield & d. Dec. 6, 1919 in Castor, Alberta, Canada & is buried there.  She is named after her father.  Henrietta married George Keck Sanders (or Edgar Sanders) on March 13, 1881 in Marysville CA.  They moved to The Dalles, OR. George d. July 23, 1884 in The Dalles, OR.  Henrietta then moved to Dot, WA & her brother, Steven Jory, moved there to take care of her & her two sons.

*Edgar Sanders b. Aug. 19, 1882 at The Dalles, OR & d. March 29, 1942 in WA. He married Mary E. Woodin on July 10, 1907.

*Georgia Alvina Sanders b. July 5, 1884 in The Dalles, OR & d. January 27, 1950 at Kelowna B.C. She married William Daniel Taylor on April 8, 1914 at Castor, Alberta, Canada.

+Hannah May Taylor b. Aug. 25,  1917 at Coronation, Alberta & d. July 25, 1985.  +George William Taylor b. March 30, 1919 at Coronation Alberta & d. Aug. 2, 1964 in Edmonton, Alberta.

+Mark Lester Taylor b. Sept. 12, 1920 at Coronation, Alberta & d. March 16, 1921 at Coronation, Alberta.

+Delbert Taylor b. Oct. 1924 & d. Oct. 1924 at Coronation, Alberta.

Second Henrietta married Melton Junius Embree on July 22, 1885 in Dot, WA. Melton b. March 25, 1847 at Sedalia, Pettis Co. MO & d. Feb. 11, 1913 in Castor, Alberta, Canada & is buried there..  His parents were Thomas & Phoebe Elvira Butler Embree. Melton was a blacksmith. He moved from MO to Bickleton, WA in 1872. After the marriage Henrietta moved into the homestead at Bickleton with her new husband & his mother. Melton had a lot of Indian friends who lived near him. The family moved to the Castor, Alberta area after 1905.

(1. In 1863Melton went to Oregon by way of New Orleans and Panama and worked in OR for his uncles Calvin and Allen in Douglas county.
2. He returned to Bates co., MO in 1868 via the Oregon Trail and in 1869 he married; his new wife died in childbirth and his infant daughter only lived for four months.
3. In 1875 he brought his mother and sister to Oregon but they soon moved to Alder Creek pct. in Klickitat county, Washington Territory. 4. In 1906 he moved his family to Castor, Alberta where land was available for homesteading and he became a naturalized
Canadian citizen on 12 Aug 1909.)

*Henry Junius Embree b. Sept. 12, 1886 at Bickleton, WA & d. May 22, 1915 in WWI in Festubert, Belgium. Not married.

*Thomas Benton Embree b. Feb. 9, 1888 at Bickleton WA & d. Nov. 14, 1970 at Castor, Alberta, Canada. He married Matilda Belle Haire on Feb. 19, 1912 at Calgary, Alberta.  Matilda b. June 5, 1891 at Pilot Mound & d. Dec. 30, 1983. Manitoba, daughter of James & Sarah Retitia (Gordon) Haire of County Arnahg, Ire.

+Gordon Roy Embree b. Feb. 4, 1913 at Castor, Alberta & d. April 5, 1932 at Castor, Alberta of heart disease.

+Marvin James Embree b. July 13, 1914 at Castor, Alberta & married Mary Eleanor Harris on July 8, 1943 at Forestburg, Alta. Both are buried at the Castor Cemetery. Double wedding ceremony.

+Cecil Alva Embree b. Dec. 25, 1915 at Castor, Alberta & d. July 22, 1943 at Edmonton, Alberta of a bone disease. Single.

*John Jory Embree b. Sept. 27, 1890 at Bickleton, WA & d. June 17, 1973 at Summerland, B.C.  He married Alice Gertrude Miller on March 16, 1920 at Summerland B.C. Alice was b. Oct. 17, 1901 in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. F.S. Miller of Summerland, B.C.

+Reverend Bernard Lloyd Melton Embree b. March 25, 1923 at Summerland, B.C.  & died Dec. 18, 1997.  He married Elsie Jane Wharren on June 27, 1947 in Assiniboia, SK, Canada.  She  was b. Dec. 31, 1917 in Baraca, Alberta, Canada & died June 27, 2007. Second he married Ruth Evelyn Hornbaker on July 28, 1979 at Knox College, Toronto.

*Charles Franklin Embree b . June 15, 1892 at Bickleton, WA & d. July 28, 1935 at Coronation, Alberta, Canada.  He married Clara Marie Ellergodt on March 16, 1920 at Castor, Alberta. Clara was b. Aug. 7, 1899 at Pilot Mound, Minnesota & d. May 14, 1978 at Coronation, Alberta.

*Mark Lee Embree b. Oct. 12, 1893 at Bickleton, WA & d. Jan. 5, 1960 at Summerland, B.C. He married Louisa May Manning on April 20, 1936 at Penticton, B.C.  Louisa b. Aug. 15, 1908 at Dot, Nicola Valley, B.C.

*Herbert Roy Embree b. July 2, 1895 at Bickleton, WA & d. May 18, 1979 at Hanna, Alberta, Canada.  He married Jeanne Duplat on Feb. 27, 1929 at Calgary, Alberta.  Jeanne was b. Dec. 27, 1905 at Monmarte, Saskatchewan & d. Nov. 8, 1985 at Calgary, Alberta.

5. James William Jory is b. on March 18, 1858 in Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois, near Springfield, Illinois. He was a little lad of 12 when he came with his parents on their journey to the far west.  He lived in the vicinity of Marysville, CA until he came to Oregon in the spring of 1886.  In the fall of the following year he located permanently in Klamath County. He married Mary/Sarah O’Brien.

James William, son of Henry and Martha Jane Jory, was a successful farmer and stockman of Klamath County, Oregon.  He homesteaded a quarter section of land in Klamath County in 1886.  In 1912 his land holdings amounted to 920 acres.  He was the second man to bring a herd of cattle to Klamath County.  In 1908 and 1912 he was awarded U.S. Government contracts for irrigation work, and in 1911 and 1912 he worked on the Lost River diversion channel.  He also hauled the first load of freight that went to the Electric Light & Power Company of Klamath Falls, Oregon.  And he served almost continually as school clerk for district 25 from 1888 to 1902. He also invented & patented a swivel plow.  He died in 1930.

6. Eliza Maria Jory is b. Oct. 11, 1859 in Berlin, Sangamon, Illinois & d. May 12, 1914 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR, buried at Linkville Cemetery, Klamath Falls, OR.  She m. Richard Wainright Quimby Jan 1, 1885 in Marysville, Yuba CA.  Richard was b. Jan. 23, 1856 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. May 4, 1901 in Gridley Butte, CA. Richard’s parents were Christopher Spry Quimby  b. in DE & Sara Brown b. in IL.

*Walter Wainright Quimby b. Feb. 9, 1884 in Gridley, CA & d. April 12, 1948. Married Margaret ca. 1910.

*Ronald Charles Quimby b. Oct. 28, 1888 in Gridley, CA & d. Dec. 31, 1890.

*male b. May 23, 1890 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. May 23, 1890.

*female b. May 23, 1890 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. May 23, 1890.

*Linny Raye Quimby  (F) b. May 23, 1890 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. March                      14, 1891.

*James Richard Quimby b. Jan. 13, 1892 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. June 22, 1962. curly reddish hair. Lived in Lakeview. Liked to mine for gold. He married Amanda Deitz in1946.

*Bernice Quimby b. Sept. 23, 1893 in Klamath Falls, OR & d. Nov. 9,1950 in Applegate, Jackson, OR.  She married Martin Vesper Pernoll on April 20, 1912 in Klamath Falls, OR. Martin b. 1879 & died in 1951. Both buried in the Missouri Flat Cemetery, Applegate, Jackson County, Oregon.

+Gordon Gene Pernoll died young

+Alice Bernice Pernoll married Vernon Kendall. Vernon died ca. 1944. Alice d. in 1946.

Zelda Kendall married several times.  Last husband Sharp. She died  ca. 1978.

+Shirley Pernoll died before 2000.

*Henry Jory Quimby (Harry) b. July 19, 1896 in Gridley, Butte, CA & d. April 13, 1975 in Klamath Falls, OR.  Married Blanche Gourley Feb. 6, 1921 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR.  Divorced. Blanche was b. Nov. 11, 1904 in Nephi, Juab, UT & died March 26, 1985 in Beaverton, Washington, OR. Her second husband was Birdwell.

+Hazel Maxine Quimby b. Feb 19, 1928 at Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR & & d. Oct.  8, 2000 in Spokane, WA.  She is buried at Willamette National Cemetery with George. Layton was the father of her first child. She then married Robert Douglas Walker on Feb. 24, 1946 in Prescott, Arizona.  Divorced. Robert b. May 15, 1915. Second she married George Merle Webber on Nov. 7, 1956 in Reno, Nevada. George was b. July 5, 1922 in Medford, Josephine, & Dec. 9, 1986 in Portland, Multnomah, OR.

<Stannard Douglas Walker b. Dec. 24, 1946 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR & died Aug. 24, 1973 in Klamath Falls.

<Robert David Walker b. Oct. 18, 1948 in Klamath Falls, OR & d. Dec. 22, in 1998 in Salem, Marion, OR.

<Patsy JoAnn Walker was b. March 16, 1953 in Crescent City, Del Norte, CA & d. Feb. 16, 2010  in Klamath Falls, OR of natural causes.

+Harry Dwayne Quimby b. March 4, 1934 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR & died March 4, 2005 in Roscoe, Nolan, TX.  Henry and Blanche (his parents) were divorced when he was quite young. Lived in Klamath Falls most of his life. He moved to TX & is buried there. He was born with a hair lip & cleft palate and spent the first 12 years of his life in and out of Dornbecker hospital in Portland, OR.

+Norma Florence Quimby b. Aug. 6, 1923 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR & d. Jan. 25, 2005 in Forest Grove, OR & is buried in Klamath Falls, OR.  She married Arbee Edward Roberts on Nov. 9, 1943.  Second she married Johnny Yantis. Yantis buried with Norma.

<Dale Richard Roberts b. Aug. 6, 1943 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, OR & d. July 15, 2001 in Salem, Marion, OR. Married to Laura. Divorced. (only child). Buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

*Thomas Gordon Quimby b. June 5, 1898 in Gridley CA. Died Nov. 3, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Buried in the Linkville Cemetery in Klamath Falls, OR. Owned the Red Ball Stage in Klamath Falls.  He was a Klu Klux Klan member. Married Stella Mae Simmonds on July 28, 1920 in Klamath Falls, OR. Stella was b. Aug. 4, 1903 in Redding, CA & d. 1965 in Klamath Falls, OR. Divorced.

7.  Ann Amelia Jory was b. in 1860 in Berlin, Sangamon, IL. (Not sure if this child is right).

8. Malvina Josephine Jory (Mallie) was b. Feb. 4, 1862 in Berlin, Sangamon, IL & d. May 21, 1932 in Arroyo Grande, San Luis, CA.  She married David Franklin Gilstrap on August 17, 1886 in Dot, WA.  David was b. Oct. 20, 1852 in Springfield, San Gamon, Illinois. He died June 30, 1923 in Arroya Grande, San Luis, CA. In 1927 they lived in CA.

*James Henry GILSTRAP b: 6 Jul 1888 in Washington married Reamy of Marysville CA on July 26, 1918 & had to report for military service on August 7, 1918.

*Elmore Jackson GILSTRAP b: Jun 1889 in Washington & d. August 20, 1972 in Turner, OR.  He married Mary Edna Orr on Aug. 27, 1913.  Mary b. April 29, 1893 & d. April 29, 1981.

*Marion Gilstrap was married to Ida Primmer in April 1913.  They had a baby daughter Eugenie Marion born March 12, and 9 days later on March 21, 1914 Marion Gilstrap died of Typhoid Fever.

*Josiah GILSTRAP b: Oct 1891 in Washington

*David Franklin GILSTRAP b. 1892

*Eugene M. GILSTRAP b: Oct 1892 in Washington

*Eric Hubert GILSTRAP b: 7 Jan 1895 in Oregon m. Carolyn. Eric living at a Convalescent Hospital in CA in Jan. 1983.

*Wade R. Gilstrap b. June 1897 in Wallowa, OR.

*George L. GILSTRAP b: Jul 1899 in Oregon

8. Stephen Alvah Jory was b.  Jan. 5, 1864 in Marysville, Yuba, CA & d. Aug. 16, 1914 at Outlook, Yakima Co., WA because he had asbestos in his lungs, buried at Sunnyside, WA.  At age twenty he moved to Klickitat Co. on Sept. 12, 1884 and worked for his sister, Henrietta, in Dot, WA. Henrietta had become a widow & Stephen came to help her out.  Then he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of railroad land, and a timber culture claim comprising one hundred and sixty acres from A. Beldin.   He farmed some, built wagons, and had a blacksmith shop in Dot & later in Cleveland WA & Outlook, WA. “His farm is in a high state of cultivation and is well stocked with all accessories that contribute successful farming.  At his trade he is said to be an unusually good workman and deserving of the lucrative patronage he now enjoys.”

He married at Dot, Klickitat Co., Washington to Barbara Elizabeth Walker on Feb. 14, 1892.  She was b. March 26, 1875 in St. Louis, MO & d. Nov. 21, 1971 in Marysville, Yuba, CA. Her parents were Wilburn Allen and Susan Helena (Barrett) Walker of MO. (Susan Helena Barrett was b. Sept. 18, 1856 in Maddison Co., MO and d. Dec. 3, 1892.  Buried in Dot at Cleveland Cemetery in Brikelton, WA. ) Barbara later married George Jory, Stephen’s brother.  I think George divorced his first wife.

Steven also brought a Carousel of wooden horses to the “pioneer picnic” at Cleveland, WA every year.  At present it is going into a museum in Cleveland, WA.  It is called the Herschell-Spillman Carousel and was built between 1899 & 1901.  Steven ran for public office, and his name is engraved in the wall at the Olympia Capitol Building.

*Oliver Franklin Jory b. Jan. 7, 1893 in Dot, Klickitat, WA & d. Jan. 31, 1973 in Marysville, Yuba, CA, buried at Sierra View Cemetery in Marysville, CA  single  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westklic/jaskcbirth.html

*Henry Allen Jory b. June 26, 1895 in Dot, Klickitat, WA & d. Nov. 6, 1972 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, buried at Sacramento. He married to Eva Mary Robbins on Dec. 20, 1919.  Eva was b. Feb. 27.  Henry was in the Navy in WWI.

*Ethel May Jory b. Nov. 9, 1897. in Dot, Klickitat, WA & d. Sept. 25, 1920 in The Dalles, OR, buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sunnyside, WA. She             married William Henry Williams on June 7, 1915.  William was b. in 1887 in Denver, CO.

*Edith Viola Jory b. Oct 14, 1899 at Dot, Klickitat, WA & d. June 11, 1973 in Renton, King, WA, buried in Seattle, WA.  She married James Albert Pratt on Nov. 26, 1917 in Yakima, WA.  Bert was b. on May 3.

*Elsie Alice Isobel Jory b. Dec. 6, 1902 in Dot, Klickitat, WA & d. May 19, 1981 in Oakland, Alameda, CA, buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Colma, CA. She married Harry Merriman on Jan. 6, 1921 in Marysville, Yuba, CA.  Harry was b. March 15, 1900 in Ross Ohio & d. Sept. 10, 1994 in Yountville, Napa, CA.

*Alvah Walker Jory b. Nov. 17, 1914 in Outlook, Yakima, WA & d. June 14, 1988 in Sutter, CA, buried in Sierra View Cemetery in Marysville, CA. He married Dorothy Virginia Taylor on May 27, 1947. Dorothy was b. Aug. 25, 1922 in Bakersfield, CA.

9. Charles Franklin Jory was b. June 10, 1867 in Marysville, Yuba, California & d. July 5, 1901.  He married Mrs. Beebee.

*August Jory b. 1895 & married in Nov. 1912 to Glen Sterman.

*Annie Jory b. 1897

10. Joseph Jory was b. on January 14, 1868 in Marysville, Yuba, California & died in childhood.

11. George Washington Jory was b. on March 14, 1869 in Marysville, Yuba, California & d. April 30, 1946 in Yuba Co. CA.  He married Olive Leota Booth. Olive was b. Oct. 17, 1880 in Leon, Iowa & d. Aug. 12, 1955 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA.  Her parents were Shannon Booth & Laura Jennings. Descendant, Jauch Jory, says he lived in Klamath Falls for a long time before moving to WA. Had done some work in a blacksmith shop with brother, Steven Jory in several different places in WA. He was later married to Stephen’s wife, Barbara Walker. Some of the family was surprised by the announcement. Later he came back to Marysville, CA. Children of George & Olive:

*Minnie Blanche Jory b. Jan. 5, 1903 in Merrill, OR & d. April 6, 1973 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA. She married  Raymond Lester Muck on Oct. 6, 1921. Raymond was b. March 30, 1903 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA & d. Jan. 31, 1997 in Olivehurst, Yuba, CA.  His parents were George Muck & Amelia Bowser.

*Audrey Jory b. 1900? She was sick a lot.

*Myrtle Jory b. 1901 & d. Sept. 1918 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA.

*Bailey Jory b. ca. 1906

*Martha A. (Millie) Jory b. 1910 in Marysville, Yuba, CA & d. 1963 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA.   She married William Delbert Wilson.  William was b. in 1893 & d. in 1966 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA.

+Virginia May Wilson b. Oct. 18, 1932 in Red Bluff, CA & d. in 1965 in Wheatland, Yuba, CA.

12. Annie May Jory b. November 3, 1871 in Marysville, Yuba, CA & died in childhood Aug. 10, 1878 in Marysville, Yuba, CA.

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James Jory, Jr. (1820-1905)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1820 -  James Jr. is b. on June 9 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England.

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.  John & James Jr. cut timber.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Worked on the farm of a leading citizen, Colonel John O’Fallon.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – James Jr. married Sarah Ann Budd, one of three sisters marrying into the family. Sarah was b. in Yipsalanti, MI on Dec. 31, 1827.  Her parents were Aaron & Phoebe Ogden Budd. Sara was Methodist & James Jr. also joined her church.

1846 – James Jr. bought the the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm in Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail.  The captain of the train was Captain Joseph Magone. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – Phoebe Ann is born on the trail at Burnt River near present day Farewell Bend, OR on Sept. 13. (Her birthdate suggests that she could have been born at Burnt Ranch in Wyoming. – Sandy Frediani)

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City in Dec. 25. Their first home is a log cabin on what is now Commercial St., two blocks from the Ladd & Bush bank (in 1929).  They spent the first winter with a newborn in Salem.  James worked as a mechanic that winter.

1849 – James Jr goes to California to mine gold for several months.  He was “reasonably successful.” He made $1100 in gold dust. John Fenn, Thomas & William Jory  were also on the trip. (see William Jory)

1849 – Thomas Clinton is b. on Feb. 6.

1850 – James Jr. returns home and stakes a land claim #294, 640 acres on May 10. First he built a log cabin. His land is located on the Salem Buena Vista Rd.

1850 – census records show James Jory with wife, Phebe, Thomas & John farming in Marion Co, Oregon Territory.

1850 – John William is b. on Dec. 15 in a log cabin on the donation land claim.

1852 – Mary Jane is b. on Nov. 8.

1854 – Elizabeth Caroline is b. August 26.

1855 – Martha (Mattie) Emeline is b. on Dec. 28.

1857 – Sarah Frances was b. on Sept. 3.

1859 – Henry Douglas is b. on April 18.

1860 – James Jr. builds a framed house and a barn.

1860 – census records show James living in Santiam Precinct, Marion Co, OR. Santiam City.  He is farming.  Also living there are his wife, Phebe, Thomas, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha & Henry.

1861 – A flood washed out many settlers cabins. They ended up spending hours and even days in the treetops before they were rescued.

1861 – Arthur Bryant is b. on March 22 in Salem, Marion, Oregon.

1865 – Lily May is b. Oct. 7.

1866 – Feb. 21, a James Jory purchased Lot 8 Block 1 in the County Addition in Corvallis and sold it June, 9, 1875. It was in a residential district. Not sure if this is James Jr. or maybe James W Jory, son of John.

1868 – Percy Austin is b. on May 6 in Salem.

1870 – census records show James living in Jefferson, Jefferson Precinct, Marion, Oregon.  He is farming.  Also living there are his wife, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Henry, Arthur, Lillie, Perry & his father & mother.

1880 – census records show James living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are his wife, Phebe, Martha, Arthur, Percy, & Lilly May. There are also 1 or 2 farm hands.

1900 – census records show James living at Sidney Precinct, Marion, OR.  Also living there are his wife, Phoebe, John, & Lilly. He is a farmer.  The couple had 11 children & 8 are surviving.

1905 – James Jr. dies on Dec. 10 at his home seven miles south of Salem.  He was 86.  Buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale, OR. “He passed away, highly esteemed by friends and respected by antagonists for his absolute faithfulness and fearlessness in expressing and defending his convictions.

1923 – Mary d. on Feb. 3 & is buried at the Jory Cemetery.

CHILDREN:

1. Phebe Ann Jory was b. on the Oregon Train at Burnt River on Sept. 12, 1847.  She d. Jan. 15, 1924 & was buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale. (Her birthdate suggests that she could have been born at Burnt Ranch in Wyoming.)In 1900 census she is living with sister Mattie & her husband. I think that she was recorded as living at home also. Single. She lived at home. Attended Willamette University. Many of the James Jr. children taught at the public schools.

2. Thomas Clinton Jory is b. on Feb. 6, 1849 Salem, OR & d. Oct. 25, 1912 in Salem, Marion, OR. He married Emily Fricky in 1887.  She was b. on April 1, 1864 in St. Peter, Minnesota & d. on Nov. 9, 1952 in Portland, OR. Both are buried at the City View Cemetery in Salem.  Her parents were Christian & Christina Frickey born in Germany. Thomas graduated at Willamette University in 1877 & got his masters in 1881. He taught school in Dundee, OR.  He was living in Dundee in 1905. Professor of Mathematics at Willamette University.  He invented and presented for patent a machine for converting reciprocal into rotary motion, avoiding the “dead points” but was preceded by Westinghouse, of the celebrated airbrake apparatus. Thomas C., well known over the entire state as an educator and advanced thinker on political and social matters, lived upon a part of the old donation claim in a locality of ideal Oregon beauty, with his family of wife and three children. A scholarship at Willamette was set in his honor.

*Raymond Cordes Jory was b. on May 1, 1888 in Salem, Oregon & d. Jan. 6, 1919 at Maupin, OR of Tuberculosis. He married Jennie Fern Muir on Oct. 5,1909 in Wasco Co., OR. Jennie b. March 1, 1890 in Stockton, Kansas & d. in Yakima, WA in 1963. Her parents were Robert J. & Henrietta (Nettie) (O’Connor) Muir. The couple is living in Tygh Valley Township, OR in 1910 census.  Raymond attended Business College in Salem. Raymond worked at Pendleton Woolen Mills. Finally they opened a store in Maupin, OR which Jennie operated while Raymond was dying.

+Melvin Arthur Jory was b. Aug. 10, 1910 in Tygh Valley, OR & d. April 12, 1998 in Coeur D’Alene, ID. Buried at City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.  Married Angie Ruth Scott on Nov. 1, 1930 in Prosser, WA. Angie b. April 22, 1914 in Knapp,  Dunn Co., Wisconsin & d. Aug. 29, 1974 in Seattle, WA. Melvin was in a sanitarium for tuberculosis & Angie Ruth decided to end the marriage & second married George W. Huddleston & moved to Portland, OR & then CA. Melvin recovered & went on to race horses. He was married 6 times.

<Joanne Jory b. March 11, 1931 in Sunnyside, WA.  She was killed ca. Aug. 11, 1932 when a truck backed over her just four days after Howard was born.

<Howard Melvin Jory b. Aug. 7, 1932 in Sunnyside, Yakima, WA.   He was  living at 19363 Highway 62, Eagle Point, OR in 1998.

~Victor Jory died before 2010

+Raymond Muir (Pete) Jory was b. Oct. 20, 1912 in Bend, OR & d. Sept. 1, 1946 in Sunnyside, WA in a car accident. Liked to fish & hunt. Served in the army in WWII.  Married to Luval Curry.

*Emily Constance (Connie) Jory was b. on June 1, 1890 in Salem, Oregon & d. in 1988 in Portland, OR. Buried in the City View Cemetery.  single in 1952. Graduated from Willamette University in 1916.  Lived at home with her widowed mother and worked for many years in the hosiery dept. of Meiers and Frank Department Store. Beautiful.

*Harold Budd Jory was b. Sept. 1, 1892 in Salem, Oregon & d. Sept. 27, 1958 in Palo Alto, CA of a stroke. Liked to sing. After graduating from Willamette in 1915, he was a school administrator & high school principal at Everett, WA  for 15 years. He was a Willamette University registrar for 12 yrs. After this he moved to California where he was a representative for Chester Stackhouse of Salem manufacturer of track and field equipment. His name was be added to the Jory scholarship set up in honor of Thomas Clinton Jory. Methodist. In 1916 he married Eva Belle Hogue who was b. in Oct. 17, 1892 in Iowa& d. in 1969.

3. John William Jory is b. Dec. 15, 1850 in Salem, OR & d. March 25, 1937 & buried at Jory Cemetery. He was living near Salem in 1923. Invented and patented grain separator. Apparently he came back home & managed the farm after attending Willamette University for four years. He had to drop out to earn money. He says that 4 of his sisters graduated from Willamette. He also taught school for four 3 month sessions. In those days you taught for three months for a $100 salary.  He had 36 pupils. 12 of them became teachers.  An address is given as seven miles southwest of Salem on the Jefferson road. Single. “He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and his upright and honorable life has gained for him high regard in which he is universally held.”  He was a historian of sorts. He also wrote poetry & had some of it published.  On his farm he raised grain & blooded stock.

A Prayer (by John W. Jory)
Grant me this day that I no sorrow bring
To any human heart or living thing.
Help me to scatter sunshine every hour
And manifest Thy love, Thy truth, Thy power.

4. Mary Jane Jory is b. Nov. 8, 1852 & d. Feb. 22, 1916.  She m. Frank R. Reynolds. Living in Lyle WA in 1905.  She attended Willamette University.

*Edith Reynolds b. 1890 & d. 1971.

5. Elizabeth Caroline Jory is b. August 26, 1854 & d. April 24, 1934. First married John T. Hall on Dec. 14, 1881 in Wasco, OR.   He was killed by the caving in of a well.  Second she married to Rev. Jonathan Swayne. Living in Chehalis WA in 1905 & 1923. Elizabeth attended Willamette University.  An article, “Moral Aspects of Early Day Told by Writer” by CW Barzee (a friend of Henry D. Jory), states that Lizzie Jory, a sister of H.D. Jory taught the first public school in the north end of Wasco which is now Sherman County.  Someone else also says that she taught at China Hollow school in 1881.

*Ralph Swayne

*Aleta Swayne

*Lee Hall

6. Martha (Mattie) Emeline Jory is b. Dec. 28, 1855 & d. May 23, 1930, buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale, OR.  She married Frank A. Myers ca. 1885.  1900 census shows Mattie living with her husband  in Macleay Precinct, Marion OR.  Her husband was b. in Dec.1847 in Ohio.  His parents were b. in PA. The couple had been married 15 years & had no children.  In 1923 she is living at home with her mother. She attended Willamette University.

7. Sarah Frances Jory was b. Sept. 3, 1857 & d. Feb. 11, 1860. 2 ½  yrs old & buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.

8. Henry Douglas Jory is b. April 18, 1859 near Salem, OR & d. Jan. 17, 1945 in Oliver BC at the home of his youngest son, Clyde. In 1880 he is a farm hand living in Washington Co., OR. He married Almira Laughter on May 6, 1883 in Wasco, OR. Almira was b. Jan. 1, 1867 in Jewett, Illinois & d. Nov. 17, 1937 in Oliver, BC.  Her parents were William & Sarah (Beals) Laughter. Henry was living in Sunnyside WA in 1905, Oliver, B.C. Canada in 1923. Next he moved to Yakima WA., & in 1934 he is living in BC.

Henry attended school until he was 16.  Then for five years he helped his father on the farm (Salem, OR).  He then staked a claim in Sherman County in the Spanish Hollow area (Wasco) about 26 miles east of The Dalles, Oregon.  Henry was one of the first settlers in that area and the first to try growing wheat and potatoes. He sold his farm & moved to a farm in Crook County, Oregon in 1888 where he engaged in farming, mining, teaching, and merchandizing for five years.  In Aug. 1894 he came to Yakima County, WA with a crippled team and only $2.50.  He worked for others the first year. Also that year he became the editor of the Northwest Forum Newspaper. In 1896 he was elected State Representative from the 19th District in Washington on the Fusion Ticket. He purchased a farm in Sunnyside, WA in Dec. 1902 above the Sunnyside canal.  In 1913 he & his wife along with Ernest, Clyde & Elfie moved to Canada. He was Methodist.  “Mr. Jory owns two hundred acres of farming land, well equipped with machinery, buildings and stock, and is fortunate in possessing the confidence and sincere esteem of his fellow men.”

Henry was the friend and schoolmate of CW Barzee who wrote articles about Sherman County for the newspaper.  Some of the articles were in the Sherman County Journal of Moro, Oregon June 19, August 21, & October 9, 1936.  He said that HD Jory liked to wrestle and was good at it. (Anita Eaton Salvatori – nsalvatori@charter.net )

*Althea May Jory b. Jan. 30, 1884 in Wasco, OR & d. Dec. 18, 1963 in Sunnyside, WA. She married Richard Herin. Richard was b. in 1868 & d. in 1951. Living in Oliver B.C. in 1945. Second she married Fred Schumann.

+Zelah Lavonne Herin b. 1907 & d. 1919

+Homer Herin d. in 1989. Married to Edna Gale.

<Clemen Eugene “Bud” Herin b. in Outlook WA. on Aug. 19, 1928 & d. Jan. 13, 2009 of lung cancer at home in Goldendale, WA.

*Robert Melvin Jory (Jack) b. August 10, 1886 in Wasco, OR & d. Oct. 10, 1969 in Medical Lake WA.  Married to Ruthe Angie Scott.

*Edith Belle Jory b. March 9, 1889 in Prinvelle, OR & d. in Salem, OR. Married Henry D. Stone on June 6 ???

*Henry Harmon Jory (Ben) b. Oct. 27, 1893 in Prinville, OR & d. Dec. 7, 1954 in Baker, OR.  Married Mildred Naomi Schauner  or Schonauer on July 5, 1910 in Weiser, Idaho. Mildred was b. Sept. 23, 1892 in Laud Township, Whitley Co., Indiana & d. Aug. 19, 1965 in Pendleton, OR. Ben was a rodeo producer & furnished the animals for the first Pendleton Round-up.  He owned famous bucking horses & was involved in riding them in rodeos.  He was 6’3” tall 190 lbs.  His wife was also an expert cowgirl.

+Vivian Jeannette Jory b. Aug. 21, 1912 in Union, OR & d. Oct. 3, 2005. She married Nesden Wright Foye (Ned) on Aug. 9, 1935 in Medical Springs, OR.  He was b. July 20, 1905 in Union, OR & d. before 2005.

<Nesden Wright Foye Jr. b. May 16, 1936 in Baker, OR  & died March 22, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

+Vernon (Bud) Douglas Jory b. Feb. 16, 1915 in Baker, OR & d. in 1968. He married Karola Jean Mehrback.

+Frances Louisa (Lopey) Jory b. March 20, 1920 in Mabton, WA & d. Dec. 15, 1962 in Ukiah, OR. She married Cecil Willard Buffington. Cecil was b. Dec. 6, 1916 in Caldwell, Idaho & d. June 28, 1960 in

*Ernest Vernon Jory (Dewey) b. 1896 in Sunnyside WA & d. April 10, 1914 in Yakima, WA.

*Clyde Delwin Jory b. Dec. 23, 1899 in Sunnyside, WA & d. July 14, 1983. Came to Canada in 1913 with his parents.  Married Elizebeth Alvea Wright on Oct. 2, 1924 in Yakima, WA. Elizabeth b. Feb. 10, 1906 in Sunnyside, WA & d. Dec. 18, 1940 in Oliver, BC Canda. Her parents were James Albert & Daisy Anniss (Ruff) Wright.  Second Clyde married Dorothy Noske (or McGinnis) in 1950 in Penticton B.C.  Clyde farmed all his property in ground crop and hay, had many riding and work horses and produced honey. Living in Oliver, B.C. in 1945.Children of Clyde & Elizabeth:

*Elfie Roberta Jory b. Feb. 11, 1903 in Sunnyside, WA & d. Dec. 29, 1976 in Tacoma, Wash.  Married Keith Blair Ross on June 6, 1922 in Oliver, B.C. Keith b. June 15, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario & d. Feb. 8, 1976 in Tacoma, WA.

+Keith Dale Ross b. Jan 2. 1925 in Wenatchee, WA & d. in Oct, 1933 in Wenatchee, WA.

+Verlin Ray Ross b. March 3, 1930 in Wenatchee WA & d. Oct. 1930 in Wenatchee, WA.

9. Arthur Bryant Jory was b. March 22, 1861 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon & d. June 25, 1889 in Waso, Sherman Co. OR. Invented and patented grain separator. Buried in the Wasco Methodist Cemetery in Sherman Co., OR. He married to Mary Elizabeth Brock on Dec. 11, 1887.  Mary Brock was born 16 May 1872 in Benton County, Oregon  & died in Wasco 22 February 1936 & is also buried in the Methodist Cemetery.  Arthur Jory Sr. died when Arthur Jr. was just a baby.  Second Mary Brock Jory married again on 22 October 1890 in Sherman Co. to Alexander M. Hicks.  Hicks had been born in North Carolina on 6 December 1864 &  died in Wasco on 12 March 1956.

Wasco, OR.  Appears in the 1900 census with his mom & step-dad.

My great-grandparents (Lucius and Ada [Berrian] Clark) moved from Biggs, Sherman County, Oregon up 8 or 9 miles to Wasco. They had two sons, who were just about Art Jory Jr.’s age, and I imagine that, after Bliss L. and Bill (William B.) Clark moved into Wasco, they would have met Art Jory when they first went to school there. The Clark boys became close friend with Art Jory and as boys do they spent a good deal of time together exploring, etc. Fortunately my Uncle Bliss loved to write, liked family history and wrote about Art Jory.    He wrote an article about the childhood he had, and I quote from him the story of Art Jory…..

“Art Jory (Jr.), the son of a widow, lived near us in Wasco.  He and I became chums and were together a great deal of our free time, and that was a lot.  Town living is like that for boys.  So we explored.  Brother Will was with us, too.  One hot day the three of us had explored as far as a vacant farm beside the Columbia Southern railroad east of Wasco.  We were very thirsty.  We found a well with a bucket and rope.  There was water deep down in the well, but we could see a couple of bloated squirrels floating there.  Will and I were not as thirsty then as we had thought, but Art said squirrels or no squirrels, he just had to have a drink and that there were no squirrels in the water (that) he got in the bucket.  So drink he did, but we would not.  Well, I lost my chum.  There was typhoid in that bucket that hot day.  I still feel bad about it.  Mostly because, maybe I could have made him not to drink.  I missed Art an awful lot.”

He must have died soon after that 1900 census as my family moved from Wasco to Hood River, Oregon in 1902.  That makes sense as he would have been somewhere around 12 years old. (Charlote Clark Jones – Hood River – daughter of Nellie V. (Clark) Wells.  Nellie was the sister to Bliss & Bill.) luvnnonni@aol.com

10 Lily May Jory was b. Oct. 7, 1865 & d. Dec. 27, 1951 at Edith Stone’s residence. Single in 1923. Ashes buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.  Lived at home until the last six years when she moved in with her niece, Mrs. Edith Stone, 2305 15th St. in  Salem.  As a young girl, she studied oratory at Willamette University.  Also in her younger years she was active in young peoples’ activities at the Hope Chapel Methodist Church & the Rosedale Friends Church.  She taught school.

11. Percy Austin Jory was b. May 6, 1868 in Salem, OR & d. Oct. 11, 1898 of typhoid fever in Dawson City, Yukon. Percy was jovial, good natured & ready in every undertaking to do his part and more.  He was generous to a fault; his thoughts seemed ever pure and elevating.  He was a man one could not help but love, if he loved the good and true.

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John Hicks Jory (1815-1899)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1815 – John Hicks was b. July 7 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.  John & James Jr. cut timber.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Worked on the farm of a leading citizen, Colonel John O’Fallon.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – married Caroline Budd on Jan. 1, 1846 in Pike Co., Illinois.  Caroline was b. in Duchess County, New York, on February 15, 1820.  She was one of three sisters marrying into the family. Her parents were Aaron & Phoebe Ogden Budd.  The couple went to the Methodist Church.

1846 – ca. James W. is born in Pike, Illinois

1846 – brother, James Jr., married & bought the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm in Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In the spring they traveled the Oregon Trail. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City in Dec. 25. They spent the winter there. Next they came up the valley to Mission Bottom where they spent a year or more working and looking for a place to settle finally staking a claim south of Salem.

1848 – Daniel Henry is born in May in Marion Co., OR.

1849 – ca. Mary A is born in Marion Co., OR

1850 – Feb. 10, John Hicks – land claim settled. 640 acres

1850 – census records show John with wife, James W, Daniel H. & Mary A. farming in Marion Co., Oregon Territory.

1851 – Emma E. is b. on Feb. 4 in Marion Co., OR.

1852 – ca. Thomas Stephen  is b. in Marion Co., OR

1854 – John C. is born on Nov. 28 in Marion Co., Salem, OR

1855 – Hugh F. is b. in Aug in Marion Co., Salem, OR on the donation land claim.

1857 – Sarah Jane  is b. on August 2, in Marion, Salem, OR

1859 – Phebe E.  was b. March 21 or (2nd) in Marion Co., Salem, OR

1860 – census records at Santiam Precinct, Marion Co, OR. Santiam City show John & family.  He is farming.  Also living there are his wife, James, Daniel, Mary,

Emma, Thomas, John, Hugh, Sarah, & Phebe.

1861 – Isaac N. is b. on Feb. 24 in Marion, Salem, OR.

1880 – census records show John living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are his wife, & Hugh.  His son, Thomas, is living next door with his wife and daughter, Bertha.

1884 – John Sr. begins to have kidney trouble & suffers from it the rest of his life.

1899 – June 14, John died of old age at the home of his son, H. F. Jory in Salem. He was 84. Buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.

1900 -  Caroline is living in Wolf Creek, Josephine, OR. With Saphronia Jory who states that Caroline is her mother-in-law.

1904 – Caroline d. on April 5 at the home of her son, H.F. Jory, on East Court street, Salem, Oregon. Buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.

CHILDREN:
1. James W. Jory was b. ca. 1846 in Pike, Illinois & d. Nov. 17, 1910 at the Soldiers Home in Roseburg, OR.  He fought in the Civil War and in the Rogue River Indian War in Oregon.  He was living in Salem in 1899. 1902 James is living in Corvallis. Living in Pratum, Marion Co., OR in 1904.  At the time of his death he was living on Mill Street in Roseburg, and was married.  He is also listed in the Biographical and Military History of Patients, Roseburg Soldiers Home 1894-1933 Vol. 2, Pg. 712 in the State Library. On July 1, 1902 a James Jory purchased farm land near Corvallis. (not sure which James it is.) S2 of SW 4 S28 T11 R7 and he sold it in 1904.

I think this is the James Jory that married Lucy Maupin on May 28, 1902 in Benton, Corvallis, OR.  They were both from Blodgett, OR. Lucy Jane Maupin b. Dec. 12, 1882 in Oregon. Found in the 1910 census records in her mother & step-father’s household. Blodgett, Benton Co., OR. Listed as Lucy Jory married 7 years.  Father Linsey Maupin.  Mother Lizzie Canaday b. March  31, 1866 in Oregon & died April 16, 1916 in  Philomath, OR.

Lucy married TE or K Edmonson before her divorce to JW Jory was final. Divorce found at Oregon Archives. She was arrested for bigamy.  Her mother was about the same. James Jory died before 1910 and was older than Lucy.

Lucy married again to A.V. Baldwin on Dec. 1, 1910 in Multnomah, Portland, OR.

Lucy married a 3rd time to Hichgo Ushida  Nov. 17, 1919 in King County, WA

Her mother had the following husbands:  Linsey Maupin, Harmon Buffum, Issac Norton.  She married Issac about 1842 in Missouri.

Lucy has a half brother: Ham Madison Buffum.

Ancestry blog:

I find a newspaper article from June 21, 1923, Seattle Daily Times:
Deserted By Wife, Ends Life With Pistol

Believed by the police to have shot himself because his wife had deserted him recently, Hichigo Ushida, a porter, was found dead in bed this afternoon in a three-room house at 2716 Elliott Ave. by A. W. Knollmeyer, a mail carrier, and H. L. Hallgren of the Federal Electric Company. Ushida left a note in Japanese which the coroner has not had translated.

The mail carrier said that he noticed mail piling up at the door of the place and today asked Hallgren to help him investigate. The men found Ushida’s body, a pistol lying on a bed nearby. There was evidence that the man also had attempted to take his life by asphyxiation before he shot himself.

2. Daniel Henry Jory was b. in May of 1848 in Marion Co., OR & d. after 1900 & before 1904. Daniel Henry served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

- The 1880 census records show him living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer & his wife is S. Jory born in Ohio.  Her parents are b. in Mich.

-Living in Grants Pass, OR in 1899.

-1900 census puts him in Wolf Creek, Josephine, OR as a boarder.  He is mining gold. He has been married 22 years.

-In the 1900 census his mother, Caroline, is living with Saphronia Jory at Wolf Creek, Josephine, OR. This Saphronia is b. in 1850 in Illinois. (Oregon death index indicates that a Sophrona H. Jory died on Oct. 8, 1925 in Clackamas Co., OR.)  Her parents are b. in Ohio. She says her mother in law is Caroline Jory.

-1902, May 14, Daniel & Sophronia Jory purchased ¾ acre S35 T11 R5 in Benton Co. It is farm land near Corvallis. They sold it in June 23, 1902.

-Saphronia Laskey is the daughter of Oliver John Laskey & Olive Elizabeth Clark.  She is the sister of Joseph Laskey who married Emma Jory below.  They have a step-sister named Surbrina Laskey Burbank-Paige-Craven who is buried at the Kings Valley Cemetery under a very large bush or tree, next to her daughter and her husband, Alice and William Wellman.  She is the daughter of Oliver Laskey and a previous wife.

Daniel died at Grants Pass on Aug. 27, 1902 at the age of 53. About 1900 Daniel purchased a farm in Blodgett Valley where he resided until about a month before his death. He went to Grants Pass for health benefits, but died of heart disease soon after he got there. Member of the Christian Church.

3. Mary A. Jory was b. ca. 1849 in Marion Co., OR.  She m. Holmes & was living in San Francisco, CA in 1899, 1902 & 1904.

4. Emma E. Jory was b. Feb. 4, 1851 in Marion Co., OR & d. Jan 19, 1937 at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem and was removed to the Keeney Funeral Home in Corvallis for burial.  She m. Joseph Clark Laskey on July 5, 1868 in Clark, WA.  She was living in Benton Co., OR in 1899. Living in Bloggett in Benton Co., in 1904.  Joseph was b. July 16, 1837 in Morgan Twp, Ashtabula, OH & died before 1924.  His probate was done in Benton County, though he died and was buried at Acme, Point Terrace, Lane County, OR. His parents were Oliver John Laskey & Olive Elizabeth Clark. In the 1870 census records Joseph is a rail-splitter. The Laskeys were loggers and millworkers.

Second Emma married George LaRose on 22 Feb. 1924 in Benton County where she had homesteaded a place at Blodgett with her sons before 1900. You’ll find her there on the censuses of 1900 through 1930 which means that George could have passed away before 1930.  I suspect she was the caretaker of the clan, as many marriages took place at her home in Polk County before moving to Benton County. – Carolyn

*John Oliver LASKEY b: 5 Apr 1870 in Independence, Polk, OR & d. 24 May 1926 in Portland, Multnomah, OR. Buried May 1926 at Multnomah Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, OR.  He married Mary Angeline Guier on April 7, 1890 in Devitt (Blodgett) Benton, OR.  Mary was b. Dec. 1876 in Corvallis, Benton, OR & d. in 1964.  Mary’s parents were Thomas Henry Guier & Mary Ann Emiline “Molly” Mulkey.

*Thomas Marion LASKEY b: 22 Feb 1872 in Independence, Polk, OR  & d. 6 Sep 1940 in North Bend, Coos, OR . Buried 9 Sep1940 at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Coos, OR.  Worked in a box factory.

*Alvin A LASKEY b: Oct1874 in Independence, Polk, OR & d. before 1905.

*Edwin Edward LASKEY b: Mar 1877 in Independence, Polk, OR & d.  8 Aug 1933 in, Marion, OR. Buried Aug 1933 at Blodgett Cemetery, Blodgett, Benton, OR

*Cloid LeRoy LASKEY b: 10 Sep 1882 in Independence, Polk, OR & d. 19 May 1935 in Blodgett, Benton, OR.  Buried May1935 at Blodgett Cemetery, Blodgett, Benton, OR. single

*Henry Herbert LASKEY b: Mar 1885 in Independence, Polk, OR & d. 8 Sep 1936 in, Coos, OR. Buried  Sep 1936 at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Coos, OR.

*Harold Ode LASKEY b: 19 May 1891 in Independence, Polk, OR & d. 9 Feb 1980 in North Bend, Coos, OR. Buried Feb 1980 at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Coos, OR

*Violet Nelly LASKEY b: 1893 in Blodgett, Benton, OR & d. abt 1896 in Blodgett, Benton, OR

5. Thomas Stephen Jory was b. ca. 1852 in Marion Co., OR & d. March 15, 1882. He married Phoebe Lorenda “Lenna” Crooks on May 28, 1877.  Phoebe was b. March 1858 & d. March 1936. In 1880 census records show them living next door to John Hicks Jory.

*Bertha Agnes Jory b: 15 JAN 1879 & married Roy E. Darby ca. 1897.  Roy was b. ca. 1884

6. John C Jory was b. Nov. 28, 1854 in Marion Co., Salem, OR & d. July 24, 1878 of consumption in Salem, OR.  Buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.  25 yrs. old. Single.

7. Hugh(ey) Franklin Jory was b. in Aug. 1855 in Marion Co., OR & dJan. 20, 1937 at the residence of 2048 Court St. Salem, OR (his cousin Lewis H. Jory’s house).  Buried at Lee Mission Cemetery in Salem, OR.  He was living in Salem in 1899 & East Court street, Salem, Oregon in 1904. He married Emma Grace Jory in 1894. 1900 census shows him to be living in Prospect Precinct, Marion, OR with his wife. He is a day laborer.  Hugh is a florist. No children.

Emma was b. Sept 29, 1853 in Norway & d. May 31, 1930 & buried at Lee Mission Cemetery in Salem.  Her parents were from Norway, too.  She came to the USA ca. 1872 & first married Erik Anderson.  Erik was b. in Dec. 24, 1849 in Norway & died in Oct. 10, 1892 & is buried in the Lee Mission Cemetery. He came to America at the age of 13 & his parents are living in Iowa at the time of his death. After Erik died Emma married Hugh.

*adopted daughter Hilda M. Jory b. in Oregon is daughter of Emma Grace Jory & Erik Anderson.

8. Sara Jane Jory was b. on Nov. 19, 1858 in Marion, Salem, OR & d. April 16, 1876 at age 19 of consumption.  Buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.

Shed not for her the bitter tears
Nor give the heart to vain regret
Tis just the casket that lies here
The gem that filled it sparkles yet

9. Phebe E. Jory was b. March 21 or 2, 1859 in Marion, Salem, OR & d. June 14, 1883 in Marion, Salem, Oregon at age 24. Buried at Jory Cemetery near Rosedale, OR.

Gone on across the river
& landed on the other shore
Joined the …..
Gone from….
Just….
And….
..of flowers of love immortal
In that far off…land

10. Isaac N. Jory was b. Feb. 24, 1861 in Marion, Salem, OR & d. Dec. 15, 1880 in Marion, Salem, OR.  He was buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.  He was 19 yrs old.

Gone to land of pure delight
Where saints immortal reign
The eternal day excludes the night
And dreams banish pain

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James Jory, Sr. (1787-1870)

The name “Jory” is evidently French. It just means “George”, and comes from the base-Latin “georius”, for farmer. There is a French Jory coat of arms of three red chevrons on a gold field; and its simplicity indicates that it is very old. There are three villages named St. Jory in France. Possibly the name originated at the time of the Crusades. According to Butler’s Lives of the Saints, St George was a soldier who was martyred in Asia Minor in the fourth century, and thereafter became much revered in the Byzantine world. During the First Crusade the crusaders (mostly French) picked up devotion to St George on their way through to the Holy Land; and the saint allegedly appeared to one of the leaders, Geoffrey of Bouillon, before the crusader attack on Antioch, in which they were successful. Thereafter the cult of St George took on in a big way in France. St George was certainly known in Western Europe before then — centuries of pilgrimages to the Holy Land ensured that — but it’s my (romantic) guess that the French name Jory took root soon after the First Crusade. Genforum at genealogy.com

Father: James Jory (1739 in St. Cleer, Cornwall, England– Dec. 1835 in St. Cleer) son of John Jory. Married to Elizabeth Pearse on May 14, 1777 at St. Cleer, Cornwall, England.  James was the only son in his family & he had three sisters, Anne, Grace, and Mary.  His father was John Jory.

Mother: Elizabeth Pearse (Sept. 30, 1753 in St. Cleer, Cornwall, England – Feb. 1837 in St. Cleer) daughter of William & Mary (Jorey) Pearce.  Elizabeth baptized Sept. 30 1753. Her parents, William & Mary, were married  at St. Cleer in 1752.

Sisters: Mary Jory b. May 7, 1780 in St. Cleer & baptized October 12, 1781. Died on Oct. 12, 1781 in St. Cleer.

Mary Jory b. June 13, 1783 & baptized on July 13, 1783 in St. Cleer.

Grace Jory b. Sept. 22, 1791 & baptized on October 16 or 23, 1791. Married to John Nile in 1812. Children are Caroline Nile b. 1817, James Nile b. 1822, John Nile b. 1824 & George Nile b. 1829.

1787 – James is b. on Aug. 7, at St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England & baptized Sept. 23, 1787.

1814 – Married to Mary Stephens on Sept. 28.  Mary was b. on Sept. 28, 1792 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England. Her parents were William & Wilmot (Austin) Stephens

1815 – John Hicks is b. July 7 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1817 – Mary Ann is b. June 29 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1820 –  James Jr. is b. on June 9 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1822 – Elizabeth is b. June 16 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1824 – Henry is b. April 7 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1826 – Thomas is b. Jan. 20 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

1828 – William is b. on Sept. 20 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England

Unhappy with conditions in England, in particular a parish law that bound children out to a master at the tender age of  9, the family acquired a small piece of land which had been fouled by tin prospectors.  Working hard, they restored fertility to the land, putting the gravel back underground and top soil back above.  Using the large rocks and boulders they constructed a good, strong building.  The land was then farmed, and by selling the produce and eventually the land itself, they raised the fare for passage across the Atlantic.

(The Jory Family of Oregon by Sandy Frediani)

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.  John & James Jr. cut timber.

1831 – Jane is b. July 23 in New Brunswick, Canada. She died Jan. 22, 1833 in New Brunswick, Canada.

1833 – Hugh Stephen is b. Nov. 28 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO on a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Worked on the farm of a leading citizen, Colonel John O’Fallon.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were  treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – James Jr. married & bought the the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm in Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family into moving to Oregon, except Henry.

1846 – Mary Ann Jory Fenn dies of malaria in Nov. in Pike Co., Illinois before they set out for Oregon and was buried on the hillside near her home.  She asks her sister Elizabeth to care for her children on the trip to Oregon.

1847 – In spring they began the trip to Oregon. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.  The family may have been delayed by the death of Mary Ann.

1847 – “Dr. Whitman came out from the blue mountains, a distance of about 150 miles, to meet our party and to pilot them over the trail to the mission.  A stop of three weeks was made at the Whitman Mission.  Dr. Whitman tried to persuade the immigrants to remain over at the mission until spring. (Note…The Whitman Massacre occurred on Nov. 29, 1847 and the eagerness of the emigrants to reach Oregon probably saved them from sharing the fate of Dr. Whitman.” (Elizabeth Nancy Jory Coonc, daughter of Mary Ann Jory)

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City in Dec. 25 & spent the winter there.  Next they came up the valley to Mission Bottom where they spent a year or more working and looking for a place to settle. “They were struck with the attractive little settlement at Salem (then the Institute) and the advantages of church and school….This (South Salem) was the land of oak trees, and the Father Jory having seen such timber in England believed that the soil would prove fertile”. (James Jory Jr.)  The land did indeed become profitable for raising cattle, wheat, fruit & prunes.

1849 – Nov. 10 James Jory Sr. – land claim settled.

1850 – census records show James Sr. with wife, Thomas, William & Hugh farming in Marion Co, Oregon Territory.

1850 – Feb. 10, John Hicks – land claim settled.

1850 – May 10, James Jr. – land claim settled.

1852 – June 28, Thomas – land claim settled.

1852 – May 20, William – land claim settled.

The total amount of land claimed by the family equaled 2,560 acres. “There is an old

story that the corners of three of the Jory donation claims came together, and at first the family lived in one house, each with a bedroom on his own claim. (John W Jory, Son of James Jr. Jory could not confirm the story as absolutely true.)  A granddaughter remembers that their fireplace in the log cabin was made of mud and sticks. It had a clapboard roof and puncheon floor & door.

“In that part of Oregon the Jory Settlement is as well known as the French Praire Settlement where the French Canadian employees of the Hudson Bay Co. settled. There were a great many volunteers for the Indian Wars of the fifties from the Jory Settlement and the vicinity.” (Elizabeth Nancy Coone)

1860 – Census records show James & Mary living with their son, Hugh in Salem, Santiam Precinct, Marion, OR. (Hugh Stephen lived in Salem instead of farming in S Salem.)

1870 – census records show James & Mary Jory living with their son James Jr. & family at Jefferson, Jefferson Precinct, Marion, OR.

1870 – James Jory Sr. d. Thursday Sept. 22 of typhoid fever at the home of his son, James Jory seven miles south of Salem & buried in the Jory Cemetery, Cole Rd. near Rosedale, OR.  Funeral services at 11 am Saturday at the Mt. Pisgah school house, six miles south of Salem.

1875 – Mary Stephens Jory d. on Sept. 15 & is buried in the Jory Cemetery, Cole Rd. near Rosedale, OR.

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Steven Jory

Family member Gene Herin in Goldendale, Washington is working on an issue concerning a family member, Stephen Jory, who built a carousel at Cleveland, Washington in the early 1900s. Apparently, those who now own the carousel are hesitant to give Stephen proper credit for his role in building the carousel.

Cemetery Clean Up

Additional clean-up work was accomplished at the cemetery on the weekends of September 15th and 22nd 2007. A brush trimmer was used to cut brush further back from the monuments and The existing brush pile was hauled to the dump. A brush trimmer was again used to cut the grass and to mow the brush back away from the monuments in November, 2008.

Bronze Plaque

The bronze plaque arrived from New York on Thursday, September 20th, 2008. It was opened and checked for accuracy and condition. It was found to be accurate and in good physical condition. It will be installed as soon as the monument rock is in place in the cemetery.

Update on the Monument Plaque

The Oregon Army National Guard Engineer unit from Salem moved the boulder from Walling Sand and Gravel in Salem out to the cemetery. This was not an east task due to the rough terrain in the cemetery. The Bronze plaque was mounted on the boulder by Jack Jory with the assistance of other family members including Cindy Allen, John Allen, Nancy Eichstadt and John Eichstadt along with Beverlee (Jory) Koutny. A dedication ceremony was held after installation of the plaque on the boulder.

Reunion and Picnic 2008

The 2008 Reunion and Picnic was held on August 5th in Joryville Park. Attendance was less that in 2007 but those who attended had a good time. There were hardly no bees in 2008 in marked contrast to 2007. Cindy Allen set out a mystery walk that was enjoyed by all.

Reunion and Picnic 2007

The 2007 picnic and reunion was held on Saturday, August 4th at Joryville Park beginning at noon. The event was a success although many family and friends could not attend due to other commitments. The band was excellent and played nearly continuously all afternoon. Funds generated will be used to restore and maintain the cemetery.

Dues and Memorial Monument Funds

Thanks to those who have paid their dues and made a contribution to the monument fund. Please send in your annual dues of $10 and funds for the memorial monument if you have not already done so. Dues are the source of funds needed to continue restoration of the cemetery and to do needed maintenance. Donations for the planned monument listing the names of the people who are known to have been buried in the Jory Pioneer Cemetery are being solicited to help cover the cost of the bronze plaque and its installation. Please support these important functions by sending your annual dues and monument donations to the Treasurer, Cindy Allen, at 4517 Kurth St. Salem, OR 97302. As a 501 (c) (13) non profit Historical Cemetery Association, some funds donated are tax deductible. Please contact Bev Koutny at 503-982-4531 or Cindy Allen at 503-364-6957 for more information.

Maintenance

Work was done on August 1st, 2007, to chip the stumps in and around the headstones in the cemetery and the grass/weeds were mowed. Larry Parnes, Board Member and closest neighbor to the cemetery, sprayed the grass and weeds in the cemetery in 2006/2007 and he removed logs and brush during this time period as well. Work to weed, cut grass and generally clean the cemetery grounds was performed by family members and friends on several occasions in 2004, 2005, 2006,2007 and 2008

Goat Suggestion

2008: Gene Herin suggested that we place a few goats in the cemetery to help with vegetation control. Jack Jory contacted a goat ranch near Oregon City about this matter and spoke with the owners of the ranch at the Puyallup Fair in August, 2008 about goats about their care and feeding but has not been able to figure out how to proceed. Gene Herin delivered a watering trough for the goats and Larry & Julie Parnes have volunteered to supply water for the goats. Work to pursue this suggestion further will continue in 2009 as time permits.

Genealogy

Board member Cindy Allen worked diligently to compile definitive information on the people buried in Jory Pioneer Cemetery to ensure the accuracy of the information to be placed on the bronze plaque. She is commended for this monumental task that was completed on July 15th, 2006

Reunion and Picnic 2006

The 2006 reunion and picnic were held on Aug 5th and both were a huge success. The weather was wonderful, the food & drink were plentiful and everyone had a good time. There were several exchanges of genealogy information among attendees to include pictures, scrap books and verbal remembrances. Several attendees visited the Jory Pioneer Cemetery during the day. Doug Deglow and his wife Carol worked in the cemetery the day before the event clearing brush and weeds with their heavy equipment. The brush pile that has been an eye sore for several years was disposed of along with the large stumps that were piled along side the road for several years. All in all, the cemetery now looks much better.

Jory Pioneer Cemetery

August 14th, 2004 – A passenger gate was installed on this date between the adjacent Parnes’ property and the cemetery. This gate makes it much easier to access the cemetery by foot. To reach this gate, drive out South on Commercial Street to Liberty Road or off I-5 to Koubler Ave to Liberty Road, then turn right onto Cole Road, drive up Cole Road to Sarah Lane on the right. Keep to the right down Sarah Lane and park in front of the large garage at the Parnes’ residence. Walk up the slight incline towards the trees to reach the gate. Turn left after passing through the gate and walk down the road to the area of the headstones.

Ecological Students

A group of ecology students from Oregon State College worked at the cemetery on August 20th, 2004, to remove brush on this date and they accomplished a great deal of clean-up work. This group was directed by Don Hoynake, Oregon State University Extention Agent. These young people removed a significant amount of brush and weeds. Planned future work at the cemetery includes additional clearing of trees and brush, removal of a large pile of brush and stumps, continued repair of headstones and repair/installation of the cemetery signs.

Tree Removal

Representatives of Greer Brothers Landscaping in Salem cut down the two Black Locust trees that were leaning dangerously close over some of the headstones on September 5th, 2004. We wish to thank Greer Brothers for their generosity in having the trees cut down. The removal of these two trees marked a mile stone in the continuing project to restore and maintain the historic Jory Pioneer Cemetery. Marilee Bell, a member of the Jory Family and Friends Board, coordinated with Greer Brothers to have the trees removed.

Friends of the Joryville Park

A special thanks to the Friends of Joryville Park for their wonderful work over the past two years or more to improve and maintain the Park. This group, under the leadership of Tom Oliver Sr. and Tom Oliver Jr., has made a significant difference in the appearance of the Park. The Park is now much improved and well maintained as a result of their work. The Olivers live near the park on Skyline Drive and can be contacted at ems@neurocare.com regarding on-going work in the Park.

The work accomplished by the Friends of Joryville Park is being done in coordination with the Marion County Parks Department under the Adopt-A-Park Program. Some materials are provided under this program for use in improving and maintaining the Park. Members of The Friends of Joryville Park also helped with the work on the Jory Pioneer Cemetery on April 27th, 2004. The park belongs to Marion County and is not a part of the Jory Pioneer Cemetery. However, both Joryville Park and the Jory Pioneer Cemetery were originated by the Jory family. Well done Tom Sr. and to Tom Jr. and the volunteers! The park is located Off Jory Hill Road on Elmhurst Avenue. To reach the park, drive out South on Commercial Street to Liberty Road, drive out Liberty Road, turn right on Jory Hill Road, then left on Elmhurst Avenue. The park is at the end of the avenue.

Helen Howard

A special thanks also to Helen Howard for her work as A charter member of the Friends of the Joryville Park volunteer group and for her many hours of work in and for the park. Helen was instrumental in having road directional signs installed on the roads leading to the park. She has also worked very hard in removing grafitti from park tables and in doing other clean-up work. After cleaning the tables, she has skilfully applied new coats of paint to the tables to make them presentable again. Unfortunately, this has been a recurring job for her.

Stephanie Flora

A special thanks to Stephanie Flora for her superb work in documenting the history of the Jory Pioneer Cemetery and for permission to establish a link to her document about the cemetery.

Orville Rice

A special thanks also to Orville Rice, Marion County Parks Department Manager (recently retired) for his leadership of the Adopt-A-Park Program. He has worked closely with Tom Oliver Jr. and the Joryville Park volunteers in accomplishing needed work at the park.

Passing of Gene Herin

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Gene Herin

on January 13, 2009 in Goldendale. Washington. Gene and his wife, Darlene, attended the 2008 picnic and reunion in Joryville Park in August and Gene looked and felt better than he had for some tine. Gene suggested that we use goats to help keep the foliage down in the cemetery and he brought a water tank for the goats should be ever begin using them to help with mowing the grass and weeds. Gene and his wife were stalwarts in the Jory Family and Friends Association and had been actively involved in the organization. Interesting article about Gene: http://www.forestgrovenewstimes.com/news/story.php?story_id=122040585625491000