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Embree Cemetery ~ Mary Isadora Hayter ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary Isadora Hayter
MAIDEN NAME: Embree AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 25 Jan 1838 DIED: 30 July 1925 BURIED:  (Embree Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Fayette, Howard Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father Cary Duncan Embree
Maiden name of mother Lucinda Fowler
MARRIAGE - MARRIAGE - Thomas J. Hayter & Mary J. [I.] Embree, md 22 May 1856; H. M. Waller, M. G. Wit: A. M. Miller & Samuel T. Burch.
1900 OR CENSUS - Mary I. Hayter, age 62, mother of 6 children 4 of whom are living at the time of the cenus, b. Jan 1838 in Missouri, is enumerated with her husband of 44 years, Thomas, age 70, b. Feb 1830 in Missouri, along with James C., age 29, single, occupation editor and publisher, b. Sep 1870 in Oregon, and Oscar, age 26, single, occupation lawyer, b. Dec 1873 in Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Emma Dempsey, identified as a niece, age 20, occupation type setter, b. May 1880 in Oregon.
OSBH DC (Polk County 1925 ) #104 - Mary Isadora Hayter, female, housewife, widowed, married (Thomas Jefferson Hayter), b 25 Jan 1838 in Howard Co., Missouri, d. 30 July 1925 in Dallas, Oregon (Hayter St.) at the age of 87 ys 6 ms 5 ds, (lived in area 41 ys 5 ms), name of father Carey Duncan Embree (b Clark Co., Kentucky), maiden name of mother Lucinda Fowler (b. Clark Co., Kentucky). interment Embree cem, informant Oscar Hayter of 701 Birch St, Dallas.
Pioneer of Well Known Family Dies After Long Illness; Many Friends Pay Tribute AT Ceremony Saturday
Mrs. Mary Hayter, pioneer of 1844, and widow of Thomas J. Hayter, died at her home in this city Thursday, July 30, aged 87 years, 6 months and 5 days. She had been in rapidly failing health for several months. Death was the result of the general decline of old age. Mrs Hayter had been a resident of Polk County for eighty years. 
She was a daughter of Carey and Lucinda Embree and was born near Fayette, Howard county, Missouri, January 25, 1838, the family crossed the plains to Oregon by ox wagon in 1844. The long overland journey lasted nine months and the immigrants suffered many hardships and privations before reaching the Hudson’s Bay Company post at Oregon City late in December. Only one wagon train – that of 1843 – had preceded them to this part of Oregon. Little Mary Embree and her small brothers walked practically the entire distance from Missouri to The Dalles, Oregon. The Embree family spent the winter in Oregon City and came to the Willamette Valley in the early spring of 1845. Only three white families – pioneers of 1843 – were living in Polk county at the time of their arrival. Carey Embree took a donation claim of 640 acres three miles east of Dallas. The daughter, Mary, and her brother, Thomas, were pupils of the first school taught in Polk county. John E. Lyle, of revered memory, was the teacher. 
She grew to womanhood on her father’s farm and was married to Thomas J. Hayter, May 22, 1856. Mr. and Mrs. Hayter lived on their farm east of Dallas until 1884. They then moved to Dallas and continued to reside here the remainder of their lives. Mr. Hayter died October 30, 1918. 
Mrs. Hayter is survived by one sister and four sons. The sister is Mrs. Alice Dempsey of Dallas. The sons are Eugene Hayter, Dr Mark Hayter, J.C. Hayter and Oscar Hayter, all residents of this city. One son, Frank, and a daughter, Alice Ellen, died in their early childhood. 
Mrs. Hayter was a fine type of domestic home-loving woman. Her chief interest centered in her home life. She loved children and flowers and enjoyed the friendship of her neighbors. Especially was she fond of the companionship of the younger set, among whom she had a wide acquaintance. She grew old gracefully and cheerfully, retaining to the last a remarkable memory of pioneer days and events. 
The funeral services were held from the local mortuary chapel Saturday afternoon and was largely attended by neighbors and friends of the family. The service was conducted by the Reverend W.S. Gordon, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Burial took place in the family cemetery near Rickreall. 
Dallas Observer 6 Aug 1925, 1:4
Mary I. Hayter
1838 - 1925
(shares marker with Thomas)
Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1925) #104
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849-79, pg 11
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Dallas, ED 173, sheet 13B)
DO 6 Aug 1925, 1:4

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