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Montgomery Cemetery ~ Mary E. Staats ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary E. Staats
MAIDEN NAME: Zumwalt AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 23 Mar 1853 DIED: 5 May 1899 BURIED: 6 May 1899 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Lewisville, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Lewisville, Polk Co., Oregon
1870 OR CENSUS - Mary Zumwalt, age 17, b. Oregon, is enumerated with Isaac, age 55, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, and Sarah, age 55, b. Miissouri, along with Perry, age 28, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, Louis, age 27, b. Missouri, Menjamin, age 21, b. Oregon, Malinda, age 19, b. Oregon, Chas., age 16, b. Oregon, George, age 14, b. Oregon, Amelia, age 11, b. Oregon.  Also enumerated with the family is Elizabeth Zumwalt, age 78, b. Kentucky.
MARRIAGE - "Henry D. Staats & Mary E. Zumwalt, m 18 Fb 1873 at house of Isaac Zumwalt; J. H. Myers, Co. J. Wit: Jno J. Daly & J. M. Staats Bk B pg 175."
1880 OR CENSUS - M. E. Staats, age 27, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband H. D., age 30, occupation farmer, b. Oregon, is enumerated with wife along with sons I. G., age 6, b. Oregon, and E. W., age 4, b. Oregon.
Mrs. Mary Staats, wife of H.D. Staats of Lewisville, Polk county, was killed at 3 o’clock last Friday afternoon, May 5, while riding in a cart alone on the road. It is supposed that the horse ran away and collided with a barb wire fence. The horse was stopped after running a short distance and Mrs. Staats was taken from the cart. She died in a few minutes. No person saw her strike the fence with her head, but these are the conclusions of the first that arrived at the scene of the accident. 
Mrs. Staats was a daughter of Isaac Zumwalt, a prominent pioneer of 1846. She was born in Polk county, near Lewisville, March 23, 1853, and was raised on the home place. She was married to Henry D. Staats, Feb. 28, 1873. She was a kind neighbor and was beloved by all. The funeral services were held on Saturday and were largely attended. 
Dallas Observer 12 May 1899
Mary E.
wife of H. D. Staats
Mar. 23, 1853
May 5, 1899
[shares monument with H. D.]
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., FA #671)
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849-1879, pg 58
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Buena VIsta & Luckiamute, ED 107, pg 18B)
DO 12 May 1899

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