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Halls Ferry Cemetery ~ James Augustus Colby ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Colby, James Augustus
LAST: Colby FIRST: James MID: Augustus
BORN: 11 Apr 1838 DIED: 5 Mar 1922 BURIED: 6 Mar 1922
OCCUPATION:  Rancher; Farmer
BIRTH PLACE:  Pontiac, Michigan
DEATH PLACE: Orville Station, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH (Source - EXTRACTS FROM the FUNERAL RECORDS of A. L. KEENEY, Funeral Director & Coroner, Independence, Oregon, 1915 - 1936 extracted by Katherine Johnson, pub. by Nita Wilson, 2006):
COLBY, James A.
Charge to W. H. South
Occupation: Rancher
Residence: Orville Station, Oregon
Clergy: Charles Dunsmore
Physician: Dr. Otis D. Butler, Independence, Oregon
Born: 11 April 1838, Pontiac, Michigan
Died: 5 March 1922, Orville Station, Oregon
Age: 83 years, 10 months, 24 days
Buried: South Cemetery, Orville Station, Oregon
NOTE - South Cemetery is an AKA for Halls Ferry Cemetery, but there is some question as to his final resting place (perhaps the family farm?), and with no marker, burial at Halls Ferry is unconfirmed.

1900 OR CENSUS - J.A. Colby, age 62, occupation farmer, b. Apr 1838 in Michigan, is enumerated with his wife of 28 years, Amanda, mother of 6, b. Nov 1843 in Pennsylvania, along with Mellie, age 32, single, occupation school teacher, b. Apr 1868 in Oregon, Ida B., age 26, single, student, b. Apr 1874 in Oregon, and George, age 24, single, occupation laborer, b. Apr 1876 in Oregon.
James Augustus Colby, at the age of 83 years and 11 months, died at his home, two miles east of Independence, Sunday. He is survived by a son, George, and a daughter, Ida Cobly. Funeral Services were conducted Monday at the home, burial in the family plot.
Oregon Statesman 8 Mar 1922
No marker
Funeral Records of A.L.Keeney
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Sidney, ED 140, sheet 11A)
OS 8 Mar 1922

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