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Smith Cemetery ~ Zora L. Embree ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Embree, Zora L.
LAST NAME: Embree FIRST NAME: Zora MIDDLE NAME: L. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME: Smith AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: F TITLE: 
BORN: 15 Sep 1894 DIED: 30 Jan 1972 BURIED: 2 Feb 1972 ~ Smith Cemetery
OCCUPATION:  
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co, Oregon
NOTES: 
Name of father Wright Smith
1900 OR CENSUS - Zora Smith, age 5, b. Sep 1894 in Oregon, is enumerated with Wright W., age 34, occupation farmer, b. Jul 1865 in Oregon, and his wife of 6 years A. Beatrice, age 34, b. Dec 1865 in N. Carolina, along with Leonilla, age 3, b. Jul 1896 in Oregon, and Evadna, 1, b. Nov 1898 in Oregon. 
MARRIAGE - Cecil Embree md Zora L. Smithe 18 May 1911 in Polk Co., Oregon
1920 OR CENSUS - Zora L. Embree, age 25, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husand Cecil, age 30, b. Oregon, along with Norval V., age 8, b. Oregon, Adaline B., age 6, b. Oregon, Laura E., age 5, b. Oregon, and Nada, age 3 mos, b. Oregon.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OBITUARY: 
Mrs. Cecil (Zora) Embree, 77, of Independence died Jan 30 in a Salem hospital. 
She was born Sept 15, 1894 in Polk county, the daughter of Wright and Bonnie Smith. She married Cecil Embree on May 18, 1911. They lived in Polk county until 1942, when they moved to Portland and then to Lodi, Calif. They returned to Independence in 1955. Embree preceded his wife in death in 1960. 
Mrs. Embree was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church in Monmouth and the Independence Garden club. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Hiebenthal, Monmouth, Mrs. Laura Koozer, Springfield, and Mrs. Nada Runkle, Corvallis; a son, Norval of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Leonilla Weaver, Monmouth, Mrs. Evadna Prather, Independence and Mrs. Lilli Doughty, Beaverton; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Feb 2 in the Parmenter mortuary with the Rev. Verle Mitchell officiating. Private interment was in Smith cemetery, Monmouth. The family suggests that contributions be made to the Kidney Association of Oregon.
Itemizer Observer (Wednesday) 9 Feb 1972, II:8:2
INSCRIPTION: 
Embree
Zora
1894 Mother 1972
[shares marker with Cecil]
SOURCES: 
PCHS
1900 OR CENSUS
Oregon Marriage Index (Ancestry.com)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 371, page 214B)
IO 9 Feb 1972, II:8:2
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