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 Olive Lela <I>Thayer</I> Bowlsby

Olive Lela Thayer Bowlsby

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 19 Apr 1940 (aged 82)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot X, 5-2, 2
Memorial ID 47369917 · View Source
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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 Eleanor and Lillian. Later Olive and Will's family moved to Pendleton, Oregon.


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  • Maintained by: Marilyn Harrison
  • Originally Created by: Invenio Sepulchrum
  • Added: 31 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47369917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olive Lela Thayer Bowlsby (24 Jan 1858–19 Apr 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47369917, citing Multnomah Park Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Harrison (contributor 47244775) .