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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ John Wesley Kessel ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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John Wesley Kessel
LAST NAME: Kessel FIRST NAME: John MIDDLE NAME: Wesley NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE:  GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: Abt Mar 1880 DIED: 26 Nov 1924 BURIED: 29 Nov 1924
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Bridge tender
BIRTH PLACE:  Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
1880 MO CENSUS - 3 month old son Kessell, unnamed in census, b. Missouri, is enumerated with father Amborse Kessel, age 24, farmer, b. Virginia, and Matilda Kessel, age 20, b. Kansas, along with Joseph, age 5, Ada, age 2, and , all born in Missouri.
1920 OR CENSUS - John W., Kessel, age 38, b. Missouri, is enumerated with wife Ellen Kessel, age 37, b. Wisconsin, and Frank Jarvis, age 16, identified as grandson [in the household], b. N. Dakota. They are enumerated in the home of Joseph Fennell, age 79, b. Ireland, and wife Lovina, age 79, b. Canada.  Ellen Kessel is identifed as the adopted daughter of Joseph Fennell.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (Marion 1924) #801 - John Wesley Kessel resided at 550 Water St., Salem died on Nov. 26, 1924, at the age of 44 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was a bridge tender, and the son of Ambrose Kessel, born in Virginia, and Matilda Rayner, born in Kansas. Informant was his wife Ellen Kessel, Salem, Oregon.
OBITUARY: 
John Wesley Kessel died at his residence, 550 Water street, Nov. 26, at the age of 44 years. He is survived by his widow, Ellen, his mother, Mrs. Matilda Kessel; a brother, Guy of Missouri, and three sisters, Mrs. C. N. Hathaway and Mrs. Charlie Phillips, both of Salem, and Mrs. S. B. Wicker of Westfield, Indiana. Mr. Kessel was a member of IOOF. Arrangements in charge of Webb's Funeral parlors. Oregon Statesman 27 November 1924 3:3 The funeral of John Wesley Kessel who died Nov. 26, will be held at the Webb Funeral parlors Saturday at 2 o'clock. The IOOF lodge will have charge of services. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. 
Oregon Statesman 28 Nov 1924 5:3
INSCRIPTION: 
John Wesley Kessell 
1880 - 1924
SOURCES: 
LD
OSBH DC [Marion 1924] #801  
S&H pg 3 
1880 MO CENSUS (Barton Co., Lamar, ED 261 , pg 412A)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., W. Salem, ED 366, sheet 5B) 
OS 27 Nov 1924 3:3 
OS 28 Nov 1924 5:3
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LOT: 853 SPACE: 4 NW N½ LONGITUDE:  LATITUDE: 
 
 

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