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Jerushia Grimm Greenwell

  • Birth 22 Mar 1846 Iowa, USA
  • Death 19 Nov 1912 Lents, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Damascus, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Plot-38
  • Memorial ID 8033830

Pioneer and Well Known Resident of Clackamas County

The passing of Mrs. J. Greenwell has added another name to the list of Oregon pioneers who have gone beyond during the year of 1912.

Although a sufferer for several months with dropsy,Mrs. Greenwell never complained and passed peacefully away at her home in Lents,Portland,on Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock,November 19.

Mrs. Greenwell was born in the state of Iowa March 22,1846 and came with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Grimm,across the plains in 1852 to Oregon,at that time being only three (?) years of age.
Having made the trip safely by ox team the family located along the Clackamas river near Damascus,known as the Jake Grimm donation land claim,where many of the old pioneers will remember the fire in the slashing which burned steadily for sixteen years.Mrs. Greenwell was the last to leave the old homestead,she moved to Portland about four years ago.

Mrs. Greenwell's maiden name was Jerusha Grimm and she was united in marriage at Damascus,to B.F. Greenwell,son of a well known Oregon pioneer.

The deceased was the mother of twelve children,10 of whom survive and are as follows: Mrs. Eugene Roberts of Oregon city,Mrs. Fannie Gatenbein of Portland,Miss Annie Greenwell,Miss Elsie Greenwell of Portland,Mrs. Louisa Wade of Clackamas,Warren Greenwell of Woodstock;John Greenwell of South Bend,Washington;Henry Greenwell of Lowell,Washington;George Greenwell and Roy Greenwell of Portland.
She is also survived by her sisters,Ivy Straight of Oregon City;Mrs. Julia Young of Milwaukee;one brother,John Grimm of Cardon,Ohio,24 grandchildren.

The funeral services,which were held at the Christian Church at Lents on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock,was largely attended by many friends of the deceased.
The interment was in the Damascus cemetery and the remains laid by the side of her husband,who died at Damascus about 10 years ago.


Oregon City Courier
Friday,November 29,1912The Morning Oregonian
Portland, Oregon
November 19, 1912, Wednesday
page 19
GREENWELL--At her late residence, 114
7th ave., Lents, Nov 19. Jerushia Green-
well, aged 67 years, 7 months and 26 days,
mother of 10 children, all living, and a
pioneer of 1852. The funeral services will
be held at the Lents Christian Church at
10 A.M. Thursday, Nov. 21. Friends invited.
Interment Damascus Cemetery.
The Morning Oregonian
Portland, Oregon
November 21, 1912, Thursday
Page 11
Mrs. Jerushia Greenwell died at her
home, 114 Seventh avenue, at Lents,
Tuesday. She was 67 years and 7
months old, and was a pioneer of 1852.
Ten children survive her. The funeral
will be held today at 10 A.M. at the
Lents Christian Church. Interments
will be made in the Damascus Cemetery,
near where she formerly lived.

Children not found yet:

Name: Fannie Gantenbein
Death Date: 22 Mar 1947
Death Place: Portland
Certificate: 1071

Name: Roy E Greenwell
Death Date: 9 Jun 1951
Death Place: Clackamas
Spouse: Lillian
Certificate: 6364



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