Feb. 6, 1932 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA
Willard Lucien Bowlsby was the youngest son of Charles Bowlsby and Mellissa Jane Thompson. He married Olive L. Thayer on November 7, 1877 in Butler Co. Nebraska. This new little Bowlsby family lived on a farm near David City, Nebraska. 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.