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Jessie Rose Craig McNeil
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1882
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1931
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Jessie McNeil was born in Missouri (location being researched) in 1882.

Discrepancy: Jessie's birth date (although showing as July 18- Eugene Register Guard Obit., shows as July 13, 1882 on her Death Certificate.) This is the date I am using.

She met her husband and soon to be father of her children, James M. McNeil, and married (June 5, 1901) at her mother's home in Portland where she had lived with her parents, Jesse Russel Craig and Nancy Moore Craig (her father had passed away in 1898). Shortly after, they moved to the southern Willamette Valley region of Lane County Oregon to start their family by about 1902 or so.

Mrs. McNeil was mother to the following children:

Brinton Wallace McNeil (eldest)
Elsie E. McNeil
Lilly McNeil (Lillie)
James McNeil (Jamie)
Winnie Clare (Clair) McNeil (no census records)
Clyde W. McNeil
Hubert B. McNeil
Agnes V. McNeil

Note: Brinton was named after Jessie's older brother Brinton who died very young at just 33 years old.

The McNeil's farmed in several locations of the lush fertile rural country adjoining Eugene during Jessie's life-time, but at the time of her death, Mrs. McNeil and her family lived in the West Moreland area of Eugene on Spencer Butte. It was at this locale that Jessie had a pet deer.

Jessie McNeil passed away at just 48 years old on Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Her sojourn on this earth was 48 Years, 6 Months, and 23 Days. She had become ill on February 2 from Bronchial Pneumonia and passed away on February 8 at 7:15 A.M.

Media sources state Mrs. McNeil, "is survived by her husband, James M. McNeil; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Morford of Springfield and Miss Agnes McNeil, at home; four sons, Brinton McNeil, of Coburg, Clyde McNeil, Hubert McNeil, both of Motor Route 3, and Jamie (James) McNeil, Salem; and one sister, Mrs. Julie Craig McNeil, who lives at Powers, Oregon."

Mrs. Jessie Rose Craig McNeil had the following siblings:

John W.
Ina S.
Eliza J.
Brinton W.
Robert W.
Carrie I.
Julie L.

Mrs. McNeil was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, her funeral was at the Branstetter Chapel, on Wednesday, February 11, 1931, at 2:00 P.M.

Burial was at the Old I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Eugene

Discrepancy on Birth Date:
(July 13 and 18) Death Cert. and Obituary

Gracious thanks to Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Researcher, Dorothy Brandner, who was most gracious and helpful in the securing and updating of this memorial.
Family links: 
  Jesse Russell Craig (1827 - 1898)
  Nancy M Moore Craig (1839 - 1927)
  James Melvin McNeil (1872 - 1947)
  Brinton Wallace McNeil (1903 - 1948)*
  Elsie E. McNeil (1905 - 1926)*
  Lillie Callie McNeil Lane (1906 - 2001)*
  James Julien McNeil (1908 - 1968)*
  Baby Winnie Clair McNeil (1911 - 1913)*
  Clyde W McNeil (1911 - 1962)*
  Hubert Blair McNeil (1913 - 1995)*
  Agnes Viola McNeil Quillen (1916 - 1968)*
  John William Craig (1865 - 1924)*
  Ina Sarah Craig Gunter (1866 - 1922)*
  Eliza Janette Craig Newman (1867 - 1911)*
  Brinton W Craig (1868 - 1901)*
  Robert W Craig (1870 - 1912)*
  Carrie I Craig Jones (1872 - 1930)*
  Julia Leila Craig McNeel Jones (1874 - 1953)*
  Jessie Rose Craig McNeil (1882 - 1931)
  Clyde Cyrus Craig (1884 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Note: (Buried February 11, 1931. This replacement marker was lovingly placed by Jesse's son Hubert McNeil (in 1986). The marker was carved by Eugene Monument (Collett Family).
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Randall Reynolds
Originally Created by: Grundbrecan
Record added: Feb 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48665038
Jessie Rose <i>Craig</i> McNeil
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Jessie Rose <i>Craig</i> McNeil
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- Randall Reynolds
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013
To my Great-Grandmother, it is with honor I document and remember your walk on this earth-- Your great grandson....
- Randall Reynolds
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012

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