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Nellie Winifield Owens Kirry
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1869
Walnut Grove
Redwood County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1949
Forest Grove
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Nellie Owens was one of the ones that Laura Ingalls Wilder based her Nellie Owens character on. It is said that Nellie was a composite of three people that Laura knew. Nellie's parents did run a mercantile in Walnut Grove, Minnesota like Laura wrote about in her books. As an adult she moved to California and then to Oregon where she met her futher husband Henry Kirry and had three children. Her father and her brother are buried at the same cemetery as she is in Forest Grove, Oregon.


Father: William Henry Owens
Mother: Margaret H. (Gibson) Owens
Brother: William B. Owens
Husband: Henry Frank Kirry (married July 26, 1893 in Tillamook County, Oregon) (he died Nov 1951 in Portland, OR)
Sons:
Lloyd Prescott Kirry (b. July 12, 1896, d. Oct 12, 1961 in Eugene, OR)
and
Leslie Henry Kirry (b. Apr 1, 1900, d. Mar 2, 1931 in Seattle, King County, Washington)
Daughter: Zola Margaret Sheard (b. Aug 1, 1894, d. Sept 28, 1986 in Portland, OR)


The Oregonian
November 4, 1949
FUNERAL NOTICES

KIRRY - Nellie W., Nov. 2, 8610 NE Beech; mother of Mrs. Reginald Sheard, Lloyd Kirry; grandmother of Robert and Prescott Kirry; 4 great-granchildren. Service Saturday, 9:30 am, at The House of Holman, Hawthorne at 27th. Friends invited. Interment Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, at 11 am.

Information was provided by Tracy Kuloneli-Hanchett
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Owens (1836 - 1920)
  Margaret H. Gibson Owens (1836 - 1908)
 
 Sibling:
  William B. Owens (1869 - 1934)*
  Nellie Winifield Owens Kirry (1869 - 1949)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Buried next to her father and her brother.
 
Burial:
Forest View Cemetery
Forest Grove
Washington County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Lot 417, Gr. 6
 
Created by: Fred
Record added: May 16, 2010
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Nellie Winifield <i>Owens</i> Kirry
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- Butterflyy
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
We found you on Christmas Day 2013. You are not forgotten. Katrina and her mom, Margaret
- Margaret R.
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
i always hated u, when i was a kid... i still read the books & still watch the show...almost 30 years old, and i'm reading the books like i read them 25 years ago. :O) oh, well! i'll live. :O)
- Grimm's Girl
 Added: Aug. 24, 2013
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