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Oregon WILLARD

Salem Cemetery
Yell County,
Arkansas

December 11, 1884
January 24, 1977

3rd Wife of Burton Cullon Willard and mother of Venice, Neva and Sherrill Willard. Also, while not their birth mother, Oregon was a mother figure to Sherman and Clayton Willard, Burton's children with his wife Uda, who died in 1902 when Sherman was 7 and Clayton was 2.

Oregon was the second of nine children of Charley and Matilda Smith. She was born near Chula, Arkansas on Decemver 11, 1884 and lived there until moving to Plainview in 1909 with her husband Burton. They married on December 11, 1907, Oregon's 23rd birthday. She helped Burton manage a general store and later a second hand furniture store in addition to managing the household. In the 1950s, she moved to Fort Smith with her daughter Neva and family, living there until her death in 1977. She's buried in the Salem Cemetery near Plainview next to Burton's grave marker.

Contributed on 4/11/10 by jwillard24
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Submitted: 4/11/10 • Approved: 8/22/19 • Last Updated: 8/25/19 • R308471-G308471-S3

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