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Montgomery Cemetery ~ Malinda Catherine Atwater ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Malinda "Kate" Catherine Atwater
MAIDEN NAME: Zumwalt AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 16 Aug 1850 DIED: 29 May 1925 BURIED: 31 May 1925 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Monmouth, Polk Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - L.H. Atwater & C.M. Zumwalt m 3 Jan 1882 at residence of W.H. Parsons by J. James, MG. Wit: Charles Farley & C.N. Zumwalt
1900 OR CENSUS - Katherine Atwater, age 50, mother of 2 children, b. Aug 1849 in Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 18 years,Lewis H., age 50, occupation stockman, b. Mar 1850 in Illinois, along with Charley, age 14, b. Oct 1885 in Oregon, and John M., age 11, b. Mar 1888 in Oregon.
1920 OR CENSUS - Malinda Atwater, age 69, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband Lewis H., age 69, b. Illinois, along with son Charley, age 34, single, occupation shoemaker, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - Marker gives year of birth as 1850, 1900 Census as 1849.
OSBH DC (Polk County 1925) #77 - Malinda Catherine Atwater , female, married, b. 29 May 1925 in Salem, Oregon, d. 29 May 1925 in Monmouth, Oregon at the age of 74 y's, 9 m's, 13 d's, name of father Issiac [Isaac] Zumwalt (b. Missouri), maiden name of mother Sarah Coe (b. Missouri), interment: 31 May 1925, informant: Chas. M. Atwater.

Born in Salem in 1850, Mrs. L. H. Atwater Has Been An Invalid For Years.
Mrs. Lewis Atwater died at her home in this city Friday evening [May 29] after a long and lingering illness. Mrs. Atwater had been an invalid for many years past. Her childhood name was Matilda Catherine Zumwalt and she was born in Salem, August 16, 1850. She was a daughter of Isaac Zumwalt who crossed the plains from St Charles county, Missouri in 1846. The family settled on a donation land claim near Lewisville in 1853 and the greaer part of her life was spent in that vicinity. She was married to Lewis Henry Atwater in Dallas, January 3, 1882. 
They lived first on the Zumwalt homestead near Airlie but at the end of three years Mr. Atwater bought a farm of Reuben Simpson in the vicinity of Pedee where they lived until 1921 when they came to Monmouth. Beside[s] her husband she is survived by two sons: Charles M. Atwater of Monmouth and John M. Atwater of Toledo, Oregon. One sister and two brothers also survive out of an original family of twelve children. They are: Nancy, wife of Wiley Norton of Lewisville, Lewis Zumwalt of Hillsboro, Oregon, and George Zumwalt of Los Angeles, California. One of her sisters was the mother of Emmet Staats. Funeral services were held with A. L. Keeney directing, in the Montgomery cemetery near Lewisville, Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Rev. Victor Morris, pastor of the Monmouth Christian church officiated. 
Monmouth Herald, 5 Jun 1925, 1:5

Kate M. Atwater
1850 - 1925
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1925) #77
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1879-1888, page 11
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., W. Luckiamute, ED 371, sheet 3B)
MH 5 Jun 1925, 1:5

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