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Olive Lela Thayer Bowlsby
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1858
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1940
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Olive Thayer Bowlsby was the daughter of Elbridge Thayer and Mary C. Merryfield. On 7 Nov. 1877 she married Willard Lucien Bowlsby In Olive, Nebraska. She was 19 yrs. old.Their first three children, Cora Melissa b.1878, a little girl with big blue eyes and dark curls, Leroy b.1880, and Effie Lecreca b.1882, were born there. In 1884, Willard and Olive lost 2 of their younger children, Leroy and Effie, to diphtheria. They are buried in David City.After the death of the children, they moved to Oregon and homesteaded near Pilot Rock. After they arrived, 3 more children were born to them, May, Fayette Elenora and Lillian. Later Olive and Will's family moved to Pendleton, Oregon. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elbridge May Thayer (1832 - 1917)
  Mary Catherine Merryfield Thayer (1834 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Willard Lucien Bowlsby (1857 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Leroy Bowlsby (1879 - 1884)*
  Effie Lucrecia Bowlsby (1882 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alba Delancy Thayer (1854 - 1935)*
  Oren Mortimer Thayer (1855 - 1932)*
  Olive Lela Thayer Bowlsby (1858 - 1940)
  Laura Ann Thayer Styer (1860 - 1951)*
  Royal Elbridge Thayer (1866 - 1901)*
  Nella Mary Thayer Maynard (1871 - 1949)*
  Ella May Thayer Wilson (1872 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: X, 5-2, 2
 
Maintained by: Marilyn Harrison
Originally Created by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47369917
Olive Lela <i>Thayer</i> Bowlsby
Added by: Marilyn Harrison
 
Olive Lela <i>Thayer</i> Bowlsby
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