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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Minnie Belle Osborn ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Minnie Belle Osborn
MAIDEN NAME: Sidwell AKA 1: Drake AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 15 Mar 1876 DIED: 5 Jul 1949 BURIED: 8 Jul 1949
BIRTH PLACE:  Bloomfield, Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Lebanon, Linn Co., Oregon

1880 IA CENSUS - Minnie B. Sidwell, age 4, b. Iowa, is enumerated with William, age 55, occupation farmer, b. Kentucky, and Sara A., age 44, b. Illinois, along with David, age 21, b. Iowa, and Mary, age 6, b. Iowa. Also enumerated with the family is Martha Hill, age 20, identified as niece, b. Iowa.

1st MARRIAGE – David C. Drake & Minnie Sidewell md 27 Nov 1895, Moulton, Appanoose Co, Iowa

1900 IA CENSUS – Minnie Drake (b Mar 1876, Iowa, married 4y) enumerated with husband David (b Sept 1870, Michigan, occupation day laborer) and father William Sedwell (b Jan 1825, Kentucky, widowed, occupation farmer)

1910 OR CENSUS – Minnie Drake (32y, b Iowa, married 15y, mother of 6 children, 4 living at time of census) enumerated with husband David C. (43y, b Michigan, married 15y, occupation sawyer) and 4 children, Lorenzo (8y, b California), Irvin L. (5y, b Iowa), Freeman (3y, b Iowa) and Mildred (2y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Minnie Drake (42y, b Iowa) enumerated with husband David C. (52y, b Michigan, occupation laborer) and 5 children, Lennie (18y, b California), Irvin (14y, b Iowa), Freeman (13y, b Iowa), Mildred (11y, b Oregon) and Bernice (5y, b Oregon)

2nd MARRIAGE – Homer M. Osborn & Minnie Drake md 13 Nov 1926, Marion co, Oregon

1930 OR CENSUS – Minnie Osborne (54y, b Iowa, first married at age 19y) enumerated with husband Homer (54y, b Illinois, first married at age 25y, occupation farmer)

1940 OR CENSUS – Minnie B. Osborn (64y, b Iowa) enumerated with husband Homer M. (64y, b Illinois, occupation farmer); family was living in Lebanon, Linn Co, Oregon in 1935

NOTE – Homer M. Osborn died 19 March 1955 in Lebanon and was buried in the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery [OSBH DC 1955 Linn Co #2825]


OSBH DC (Linn County 1949) #7622 - Minnie Belle Osborn, female, divorced, housewife, b. 15 Mar 1876 in Bloomfield, Iowa, d. 7 Jul 1949 in Lebanon, Oregon at the age of 73 years, name of father William Sidwell, maiden name of mother Sarah Hill, interment 8 Jul, informant Irvin LeRoy Drake.


Mrs Minnie Belle Osburn died on July 5 in Salem. Born March 15, 1876 in Iowa, she had been a Lebanon resident for 35 years. Survivors are sons, Irvin Drake of Salem, Lennie Drake, Lebanon; daughters, Mrs Jake Fix, Camas, Wash, Mrs Berniece Bradley, Salem; sister, Mrs Mary Richard, Lebanon, and seven grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Howe-Huston chapel and burial will be in the old IOOF cemetery in Salem.

Lebanon Express, Tuesday, July 5, 1949, 5:5


Minnie Drake Osborn
1876 - 1949

(shares marker with David Charles Drake)


S&H p.23
OSBH DC (Linn County 1949) #7622
1880 IA CENSUS (Davis Co., Wyacondah, ED 52, pg 149C)

Iowa Marriage Records (

1900 IA CENSUS (Appanoose Co, Moulton, ED 25, sheet 1A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Lane Co, Willamette, ED 165, sheet 36A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Salem, ED 354, sheet 10A)

Oregon Marriage Index

1930 OR CENSUS (Linn Co, Crowfoot, ED 15, sheet 3A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Linn Co, Santiam, ED 22-45, sheet 9B)

Lebanon Express, 5 July 1949, 5:5

LOT: 419 SPACE: 3 SW LONGITUDE: N 44 55.232' LATITUDE: W 123 02.826'

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