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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ William Jory ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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William Jory
BORN: 20 Sep 1828 DIED: 11 Apr 1924 BURIED: Apr 1924
BIRTH PLACE:  Cornwall, England
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
1860 CENSUS shows W. Jory, age 31 (b. England) and E. J. Jory, age 21, b. Canada) with two children A. (female) age 2 and W., (male), age 2 months, both born in Oreogn. 

BIOGRAPHICAL: Among the substantial agriculturists of Marion county is William Jory, who resides near Salem. His birth occurred on the 20th of September, 1828, in England, his parents being Mr. And Mrs. James Jory. At the age of twenty one years after he had finished his education in the district schools and had spent several years assisting his father on the home farm, he joined the gold seekers leaving for California in 1849. 
After remaining in that state for one year he removed to Oregon, where he took up the homestead upon which he now resides. At that time it comprised three hundred and twenty acres and by conscientious and diligent labor and untiring energy he has improved and cultivated his lands and so profitable were the returns, that from time to time he has been able to add to his holdings and at present the tract comprises five hundred acres. Eighty acres of this has been planted to fruit and he has met with success in all of his ventures. 
In his farm work he is energetic and diligent, overcoming all difficulties and obstacles by perseverance and determination. All of the improvements which he has placed upon the farm are of an important character and is cause of the productivity of the soil which he has greatly increased by judicious cultivation he annually gathers a rich harvest of fruit. In 1860 Mr. Jory was married to Miss Jane E. Moore, whose birth occurred in Canada, her parents being Christopher and Eliza (Crawford) Moore, both natives of Ireland. They came to Canada with their parents when they were very young and remained there until they crossed the plains with ox teams in 1852. They immediately settled in Oregon, locating upon a donation land claim of three hundred and twenty acres in Marion county. This property was their home until their deaths. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jory were the parents of four children: Ella E. deceased; Walter H.; Ada Estelle, residing at home; and Edwin A., who is living at home and is married to Miss Grace Good. On the 5th of September, 1887, Mrs. Jory's death occurred and she was buried in the Odd Fellow's cemetery at Salem. 
In politics Mr. Jory gives his support to the republican party and in religious faith he affiliates with the Methodist Episcopal church. In his eighty-fourth year, yet mentally alert, and hale and hearty in body like a man many years his junior, he has been a resuident of the far west for sixty-three years and has made his home for three score years on his homestead. He came here on the dawn of a new epoch and helped materially in transforming a virgin land from a wilderness into bearing fields with ax and plow, a change which to the present generation may well seem like a wonder wrought by magic wand. Good use has he made of the riches nature so lavishly bestowed upon the northwest with generous hand and in this land of seemingly inexhaustible resources he has found the opportunity to develop his latent powers on a field of labor upon which he could expand his enthusiasm, ambition, industry and energy and turn them to good advantage. He has steadily worked upward and here he found and founded a home and attained success, and here he lives out a useful, eventful life in the precious possession of the friendship of many who admire him for his sterling qualities and esteem him one of the important factors that have made possible the prosperous conditions of the present. 
Gaston, v. 3, p. 91-92
OSBH DC (Marion County 1924) #293 - William Jory, male, widowed (Jane Moore Jory), occupation farmer, b. 20 Sep 1828 in Cornwall, England, d. 11 Apr 1924 in Salem, Oregon (5 miles SW of - Liberty Dist), name of father James Jory (b. England), maiden name of mother Mary Stephen (b. England), interment 12 Apr, undertaker Rigdon & Son, informant Ed. A. Jory of Salem
DIED -- At the residence near Liberty, April 11, 1924, William Jory, 95, father of Ed A. Jory, Miss Ada E. Jory and Walter H. Jory, all of Liberty. Funeral services will be held from the Rigdon mortuary Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. H. F. Pemberton will officiate. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. 
Capital Journal 11 Apr 1924 7:5
William Jory 
Pioneer of 1847 
Born Cornwall, Eng. 
Sept. 20 1828 
Apr. 11, 1924 

Footstone: Father, 1828 -1924

(Rose granite monument, south side)
IOOF Register of Burials 
OSBH DC (Marion County 1924) #293 
S&H pg 24 
1860 CENSUS of Santiam City, Marion Co., OR, pg. 423 
Gaston, v. 3, p. 91-92 
CJ 11 Apr1924 7:5

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