|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1912|
Daughter of David Nelson Birdseye and Clara Fleming.
She married William Mason Colvig, son of Dr. William Lyngae Colvig and Helen M. Woodford.
Mrs. W.M. Colvig Dies
Native of Jackson County Succumbs to Cancer
Women Born 1856 is Survived by Widower and Five Children Who Live at Medford
Medford, Or, Feb 25
Addie Birdseye Colvig, wife of Judge William M. Colvig, one of the oldest settlers in Southern Oregon, died at her home in Medford this morning age 66 Years. Mrs. Colvig was operated on in Portland, January 3, for cancer.
Realizing the seriousness of her condition, Mrs. Colvig requested that she be taken to her home in this city, and a private car of the Southern Pacific Company was placed at the family's disposal. She was taken to Medford Saturday. Attended by her nurses and Physician, Dr. Geary, of Portland. She lived only 12 hours after her arrival. Mrs. Colvig was the daughter of David and Clara Birdseye, who came to Jackson County in 1852. She was born at Fort Birdseye, on the Birdseye donation land claim at the mouth of Foots Creek, near Woodville.
She was married to W.M. Colvig June 8, 1879, and they lived on the Birdseye farm until 1886 when they moved to Jacksonville. In 1905 the family came to Medford.
Mrs. Colvig was Grand Chief of Honor of the Degree of Honor of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of the state eight years ago and was well known throughout this section of Oregon.
Five children survive, all living in Medford. The funeral will be held Monday, Rev. Joseph Sheerin, of the Episcopal Church, officiating, and burial will be at the Jacksonville Cemetery. Her son in-law. Clarence L. Reames is Exalted Ruler of the Medford Lodge of Elks and her son Donald also is an Elk. The Medford Elks will accompany the body to the grave.
Date: 1912-02-26; Paper: Oregonian
The Centennial history has the Colvig's having 7 children.
Two children not listed below:
Donald Lyngae Colvig born 1888
Mary Catherine Colvig born Dec 24, 1886
William Mason Colvig (1845 - 1936)
Clara Colvig Reames (1880 - 1921)*
Louis Colvig (1881 - 1889)*
Helen Mae Colvig Cook (1883 - 1961)*
Dora Colvig (1886 - 1887)*
Pinto Colvig (1892 - 1967)*
Maintained by: Janice Dyer Doran
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Tilton
Record added: Nov 14, 2005
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