Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Mattie Josephine Church

Mattie Josephine (Oller) Church
Granddaughter of Crawford and Mary Oller. Her parents were William and Mary (Christian) Oller. She was born in Winlock and died in Hoquiam. She married George Dewey Church.

Most people called her Jo, and I got my middle name Jo from her. She was my grandmother.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Mary Oller

Winlock Women Dies

WINLOCK - June 15 - Mrs. Mary Oller , daughter of John Christian, one of Winlock's pioneer residents, died yesterday morning, a victim of tuberculous. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mrs. Oller is survived by her husband and five children.

Mary is the daughter-in-law of Crawford and Mary. William Edwin Oller was her husband. I believe my grand mother may have written this, she gave the information for the death certificate giving John as Mary's father. Her father was William Skelton Christian.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Crawford C. Oller and Mary Catherine Flock

Crawford was born in New Jersey Aug 1829, his parents are unknown. In 1850 he is living in Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas, Ohio where he was a blacksmith. He married Mary on 1 Aug 1852 in Coshocton County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Morris Sharp Flock and Ana Atkinson. They were living in Independence, Jasper, Iowa by 1854.

Crawford server in the Civil War. They moved to Grant, Multnomah, Oregon by 1880. Crawford died on 20 Aug 1884 and is buried Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Mary died 23 Jun 1915in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon and is buried in Rose City Cemetery with no stone.