Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Elizabeth Lindsay ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Elizabeth Lindsay
MAIDEN NAME: Jacobs AKA 1: McFarlane AKA 2: Claggett AKA 3: 
BORN: 8 Jun 1857 DIED: 11 Dec 1932 BURIED: 12 Dec 1932
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
1870 OR CENSUS - Elizabeth Jacobs, age 15, b. Oregon, is enumerated with A. O. Jacobs, age 36, occupation farmer (Dec.), b. Virginia, and Rebecca, age 39, b. Ohio, along with Benj. A., age 16, b. Oregon, Mary J., age 13, b. Oregon, Edwin, age 11, b. Oregon, Emma, age 11, b. Oregon, Sarah E., age 8, b. Oregon, Sophia, age 6, b. Oregon, Henson L., age 5, b. Oregon, and John M., age 3, b. Oregon.
1st MARRIAGE - "Alexander McFarlane (Morley) & Elizabeth Jacobs, m 11 Jan 1874 at house of Samuel Penter; John S. Osborn, M.G. Wit: Samuel Penter & Lewis Denney #1634 pg 86 & Bk 1 pg 149" 
[Elizabeth McFarlane vs A. McFarlane. Year 1899, Case #7145 in Marion Co.; Oregon State Archives].
1880 OR CENSUS - Elizabeth McFarland [sic], age 25, b. Oregon, is enumerated with Alex, age 36, occupation farmer, b. Canada, along with Andrew, age 5, b. Oregon, Bertha A., age 4, b. Oregon, and Willie A., age 3, b. Oregon.
2nd MARRIAGE - to William J. D. Claggett, 25 Sep 1902, Tuner, Marion Co. Oregon.
Marriage Notice:
The marriage of Mrs. Elizabeth McFarlane, of Turner, and W. D. Claggett, of this city, was performed by Reb. Robert Ennis, at Turner, at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The bride has resided for years in the Turner neighborhood, and the groom is a pioneer Oregonian, and has lived in this city for years. Hi is a well-to-do and prosperous farmer. They will leave this evening for a short trip up the valley.
The Daily Journal 25 Sep 1902, 3:1
W. D. Claggett's recent series of legal embrogolios came to a climax this morning when his third wife, who was formerly Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland [McFarlane] of Turner, filed a suit for divorce in the ciruit court Thursday.
The complain alleges that Claggett entered upon the present matrimonial venture at Turner on September 25, 1902, and that since that time he has treated his wife in a manner justifying divorce. Mrs. Claggett claims that her husband is of a sullen and morose dispoition and he is penurious to such an extext [extent] that he has refused to provide decent clothing for his wife and family and that he has offered Mrs. Claggett refuse meat for her food.
Moreover, the complaint alleges, Claggett has used blasphemous language to his wife whenever she has mentioned to him the present state of affairs. According to Mrs. Claggett, he not only refuses to buy food and clothing for his family, but he will not even buy himself respectable clothing. One time, the complaint sets forth, shen Bill was in sore need of a new shirt, Mrs. Claggett bought one and presented it to him. Whereupon Claggett went into a fit of rage, telling his wife that it was none of her damned business whether he wore a shirt or not, and calling her names too vile to be set down in print.
For three weeks, the complaint states Mrs. Claggett has been on the verge of starvation. This, she says, the defendant knew, and although he was possessed of ample property, he refused to provide for the plaintiff the common necessaries of life. And all this time, the paper further states, Bill was boarding around at the various restaurants in the city and at the houses of his relatives. He also took his two daughters to the restaurants that they might obtain a square meal while his wife remained at home starving.
But, according to the complaint, Bill was not satisfied that his wife should remain at home in the empty pantry. He wanted her to vacate the place absolutely. To this end, he removed all the furniture to one of his farms. He even took with him the kitchen range. This action was the more lamentable when the plaintiff reminds us that she bought the furniture with her own money.
Through three pages of fine print the bad side of Bill's character is set forth in detail. Then follows five pages and a half telling how rich Claggett is, about a dozen different farms or other pieces of pporperty being designated, and the document concludes with the prayer that when the marriage bonds are dissolved one third of these lands shall go to the plaintiff.
Carson and Brown are the attorneys for the plaintiff.
Daily Capital Journal 7 Aug 1908, 8:8
3rd MARRIAGE - Oran/Oren Lindsay, Mar 1917, Vancouver, Washington.
[Vancouver Marriage Licenses: LINDSAY-CLAGGETT - Ora [Orin] Lindsay, 57, or Portland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Claggett, 54, of Portland. Source - Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 15 Mar 1917, pg 23]
[Orin Lindsay died in McMinnville, Yamhill Co., Oregon on 7 Mar 1927, and is buried at City View Cemetery, Salem, Oregon]
1920 OR CENSUS - Elisabeth Lindsay, age 58, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband Oren A. Lindsay. age 61, occupation farmer, b. Iowa.
LINDSAY - Friends of the late Elizabeth McFarlane Lindsay are invited to attend funeral services, held at the graveside in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Salem, Or., today (Tuesday) at 1 P.M. The remains will lie in state at the Conservatory Chaple of the A. J. Rose & Son., The East Side Fineral Directors, Inc., E. 6th and Alder sts., until 10 A. M. Tuesday. Please omit flowers. Salem papers please copy.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 13 Dec 1932, 12:5
No marker
OSBH DC (Multnomah Co., 1932) #3177
Marion County Oregon Marriage Records, 1871-1874,. Vol. II, pg 20
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Sublimity, FA #1093)
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Lincoln, ED 86, pg 137A)
Oregon State Archives
DJ 25 Sep 1902, 3:1
DCJ 7 Aug 1908, 8:8
1920 OR CENSUS (Clackamas Co., Eagle Creek, ED 23, sheet 2A)
Oreg 13 Dec 1932, 12:5
LOT: 582 SPACE: 2 NW S½ LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.223' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.885'