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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Lillie L. Folkes ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Lillie L. Folkes
MAIDEN NAME: Force AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 23 Jan 1854 DIED: 29 Dec 1922 BURIED: 1 Jan 1923
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Mrs. L. B. Folkes, age 67, died in Salem, hemorrhage.
OSBH DC (Marion County 1922) #942 - Lillie Folkes, female, widow (James Folkes), housewife, b. Jan 23 '84 [sic] in Salem, Oregon, d. 29 Dec 1922 in Salem, Oregon (Fairgrounds rd.) at the age of 67 y's 11 m's 6 d's, name of father James Force, interment 1 Jan 1923 IOOF, undertaker Webb & Clough, informant H. S. Folkes of Salem.
DISCREPANCY - DC give her father's name as "James" Force, but she is enumerated in the 1860 census with John Force. James Force is also enumerated in Marion Co in 1860 - but Lillie in not enumerated with him. [John Lord Force and James Vanderbuilt Force were brothers, sons of Obediah and Elizabeth Vanderbuilt Force, who came to Oregon

PARENTS - James Force and Mary B. Stoughton: "FORCE, John Lord (1814-1864): m'd Stoughton, Mary B.; settled Marion Co.; purchased the Oregon Mission mills at Salem in 1844; March 1851 was appointed by legislature to board of commissioners for erection of public buildings at Salem; was mentioned throughout 1850s in connection with that post; died at Salem in 1864" [source - Oregon Pioneer 1942 emigrant list from Stephenie Flora's Oregon Pioneer Web site -]
PARENTS - "Mary B. Stoughton (1820-1904): m'd 1845 John Lord Force; d/o Alexander and Elizabeth (Sexton) Stoughton; lived in Marion County with her husband and children; after the death of her husband in 1864 she moved to Red Bluff, CA along with her children. She died there in 1904. Mary was the mother of (Anna M., Eliza Amy, Elizabeth, Jannette Darling, John M., Lillie, Mary E., and Nettie)
[Source - Stephenie Flora's Oregon Pioneer Web site -

1860 OR CENSUS - L. Force, female, age 6, b. Oregon, is enumerated with James Force, age 46, occupation farmer, b. New York, and M. B. Force, age 31, b. Massachusetts, along with A., female, age 14, b. Oregon, M., female, age 12, b. Oregon, J. M., male, age 10., b. Oregon, E., female, age 4, b. Oregon, E., female, age 2, b. Oregon, and A., male, age 2, b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE - "James. L. Folkes, over 21 & Lillie Force, over 18, m 6 Dec 1874 at house of J. F. Burnes; Revd J. Bowersox, Wit: J. L. Williams & Alex Spong #1736 pg 16".
1880 OR CENSUS - Lillie Folks., age 24, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband Jas. L. Folks, age 54, b. Ohio, occupation saloon keeper, along with daughter May E., age 4, b. Oregon, and son Henry, age 9 m's, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Lillie Folkes, widowed, age 46, occupation laundress, b. Jan 1854 in Oregon, is enumerated with her daughter May, age 14, b. May 1886 in Oregon.  Also enumerated with the family is a lodger, Frank Magers, single, age 43, occupation bartender, b. Oregon.
1920 OR CENSUS - Lillie L. Folkes, widowed, age 65, b. Oregon, is enumerated as the mother-in-law in the home of Simeon R. Lindsey, age 40, occupation horse trainer, b. Oregon, and his wife Mae,, age 32, b. Oregon.

BIOGRAPHICAL - From the History of Oregon by Charles Henry Carey: Part of the Dr. Elijah White wagon train which departed Elm Grove Missouri 16 May 1842 were James Vanderbuilt Force and his brother John L. Force.
Mrs. Lily L. Folkes, 67 years and 11 months old, a resident of Salem all her life, died December 29 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. Lindsay, Fairgrounds road. Surviving her besides the daughter a son, Henry S. Folkes, Salem, and two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Fish and Mrs. Nettie Force, both residents of Red Bluff, Cal. Funeral services will be held from the Webb & Clough chapel Monday, Jan. 1st at 10 a.m. with concluding services at the City View [sic] cemetery. 
Oregon Statesman 31 December 1922 5:3
Lillie L. Folkes 
1854 - 1922 
IOOF Register of Burials 
OSBH DC (Marion County 1922) #942 
Marion Co., Marriage Records, 1874-79, Vol III, pg 2
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, Pct., FA #40)  
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 133, sheet 3B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Clackamas Co., Canby, ED 26, sheet 4B)
S&H pg 29 
OS 31 December 1922 5:3

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