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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Henrietta Ellis ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Henrietta Ellis
MAIDEN NAME: Rowell AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 4 Oct 1827 DIED: 17 Oct 1912 BURIED: 19 Oct 1912
BIRTH PLACE:  Athena, Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Name of father William Rowell
Maiden name of mother Hester Letner
1880 OR CENSUS - Henrietta Ellis, age 52, b. Ohio, is enumerated with Henry, age 54, farmer, b. Ohio, along with May, age 21, b. Iowa, Mattie A., age 19, b. Iowa, and Chester, age 13, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Henrietta Ellis, age 83, widow, mother of 8 children 7 of whom are living at the time of the census, is enumerated as mother-in-law in the home of Chares A. Johns, age 50, occupation attorney, b. Iowa, and his wife Mable, age 54, b. Oregon, along with children Ruth, age 14, and Charles, age 13, both born in Oregon.
DIVORCE - Henrietta and Harry Ellis were divorced in 1881. Henry remarried later that year in Yamhill County.  Henry is buried in Salt Creek Cemetery, Polk County.  His tombstone gives his death year as 1901, but his death notice from the Dallas Itemizer indicates his death occured in June of 1900.
DISCREPANCY - marker gives the date of birth as 4 Oct 1827, obit gives her date of birth as 14 Dec 1825.
Buried Today.
The body of Henrietta Ellis arrived last evening from Portland for interment. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the First M.E. church. The services are to be conducted by Rev. R.N. Avison and interment will take place in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 19 Oct 1912 5:4

Mrs. Henrietta Ellis Dead.
Passes Away in Portland at the Home of Her Daughter.
Chet Ellis received a wire Thursday evening announcing the death of his mother in Portland that afternoon. Aunt Henrietta was well known in Dallas, and leaves many relatives and friends. The following was taken from the Oregonian:
The death of Henrietta Rowell Ellis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.A. Johns, 632 Terrace Road, on the afternoon of October 17, marks the passing of another pioneer of Oregon.
Mrs. Ellis was born December 14, 1825, in Athena, Ohio. She was the daughter of William and Hester Lentner Rowell, a prominent Virginia family. She was a direct descendant of James Neal, a captain in the Thirteenth Virginia Regiment in the war of the Revolution under Col. William Russell. Other ancestors also gained distinction in the war of 1812.
On October 2, 1844, she was married to Henry Ellis, and in 1865 came to Oregon and Polk county. After the death of her husband in 1861 [sic!], Mrs. Ellis moved to Salem, where she was an active and devoted worker in the First Methodist church. In 1908 she went to Baker to make her home with her daughter Mrs C.A. Johns, remaining until last June, moving to Portland at the time Mr and Mrs Johns took up their residence in this city.
She is survived by three sons, W. R. of Oregon City, H. J. and J. C. Ellis of Dallas; and three daughters, Mrs. N. L. Butler, Twenty-fourth and East Hoyt, Portland; Mr.s W.H. Kuykendall of Clarkston, Wash, and Mr.s Charles A. Johns, 632 Terrace Road.
Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist church in Salem. 
Polk County Itemizer (Thursday) 24 Oct 1912, 1:4

At Rest
Henrietta Rowell
Oct. 4, 1827
Oct 17, 1912
Rigdon Vol 6 #132
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Jackson Pct., FA #32) 
1900 OR CENSUS (Baker Co., Baker, ED 3, sheet 11A)
Tom Branigar
OS 19 Oct 1912 5:4
PCI 24 Oct 1912, 1:4

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