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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ William England ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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William England
BORN: 22 Jan 1829 DIED: 3 Jan 1901 BURIED: Jan 1901
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Carriage and Wagon Maker
BIRTH PLACE:  Pulaski, Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Wm. England, age 72, born in Puluski, Illinois, died in Salem, "was a good and upright man, was respected by all who knew him, came to Oregon in 1859"
MARRIAGE - "William A. England & Olive J. Stanton, md. 14 June 1869 at house of A. Stanton; S. C. Adams, M. G. Wit: Mrs. A. Stanton, Mrs. Sarah Murphy & Philip Stanton #1397 pg 5"
1870 Census - William England, age 30, occupation wagon maker, b. Illinois, is enumerated with wife O. J. England, age 19, b. Oregon, and 2 month old daughter, E. A., b. Oregon. 
DISSOLUTION NOTICE The copartnership heretofore existing between ENGLAND & BROWN in the carriage and wagon making business, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued at the same stand by Wm. England. All persons knowing themselves indebted to the old firm are requested to come forward and settle their accounts. WM. ENGLAND JAS. BROWN Salem July 9th, 1869. 
Daily Oregon Statesman, July 24, 1869, 3:1

ILLUSTRATION - of Wm England home is courtesy of the Salem Public Libray Historic Photograph Collection, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon.
ADVERTISEMENT - From the 1880 Salem City Directory, pg 20
William England Passed to His Last Rest Yesterday He Lived In Salem 49 Years. 
Was the Pioneer Wagon and Carriage Maker of the Capital City - an Active Career. 
William England for nearly half a century was a well known and leading business man of the Capital City of Oregon, passed away in this city yesterday morning, aged 72 years. Deceased was born at Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, on January 22, 1820. He was raised on his father’s farm in Illinois receiving a limited education On coming of age he decided to seek his fortune in Oregon, and on March 27, 1852 he started for the Pacific Coast as one of a company of forty-two men arriving in Salem on October 10th of that year, and since that date he has resided here, except during a short time which he spent in the Jackson county mines. Upon returning from the mines Mr. England secured carpenter work at good wages and by his industry, economy and foresight soon placed himself in comfortable circumstances. Later he opened a wagon shop and his business grew steadily and he soon began the manufacture of wagons and carriages, being the pioneer in that time in Salem. He continued in this business until 1883 when he sold out. In the meantime Mr. England had formed a partnership with Major Geo. Williams in the brokerage and real estate business continuing until 1890 when the two organized the Williams & England Banking Company. He was also one of the organizers of the State Insurance Company of Salem. When these two institutions became involved a few years ago and were ordered to suspend operations Mr. England lost heavily and since that time has not been engaged in any business. 
In 1879 deceased was married to Miss Olive Stanton, who survives him, and who, during his last illness, has been by his side constantly. One son, Eugene, died about ten years ago. Mr. England, as a result of his son’s death and his business reverses began to fail in health a year or so ago, he broke down, sinking slowly but surely until he passed away yesterday morning as indicated above. Deceased was for many years a member of the Unitarian church of this city, and long served that organization as the treasurer and trustee. In the early days he became a member of the Chemeketa Lodge, I.O.O.F. of this city and held membership to that body at the time of his demise, being a past grand. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the parlors of theWillamette Hotel. Rev. T.L. Flint of the Church of the Unity will conduct the services. Chemeketa Lodge of Odd Fellows will attend and burial will be held under the auspices of this pioneer order in the Rural cemetery south of this city. I.O.O.F.- Members of Chemeketa Lodge will meet at the hall at 1:30 this Friday afternoon for the purpose of attending the funeral of our late brother, Wm. England. Visiting brethren are invited to attend. By order of Noble Grand. 
Oregon Statesman 4 Jan 1901 3:1 

LAID TO REST. The funeral of the late Wm. England was conducted from the parlors of the Willamette Hotel, at 2 p.m. yesterday. Rev. T. L. Eliott conducted the funeral services at the hotel, when Chemeketa Lodge No. 1 IOOF took charge of the remains, escorting them to the Rural cemetery where interment was had. A large crowd of the friends of the family were present to attest their respect for the honored dead. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. 
Oregon Statesman 5 January 1901 5:3
Wm England 
Jan. 22, 1829 
Jan. 3, 1901 
(west face of monument sharedwith Olive and Eugene England) 

Also - individual marker "William"
IOOF Register of Burials 
S&H pg 76 
Marion Co., Oregon Marriage Records 1871-1874, Vol II pg 2 
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem Pct., pg 19, FA #169) 
OS 4 Jan 1901 3:1 
OS 5 Jan 1901 5:3
LOT: 949 SPACE:  LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.177' LATITUDE: W 123° 03.015'

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