Name: Gertrude Naoma WILLARD
Birth: 4 DEC 1891 in Oregon Co, MO
Death: 28 MAR 1936 in Ok
Burial: Blair Cem, Jackson Co, OK
Change Date: 25 APR 2016
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She had a first cousin named Naomi Gertrude Willard, born in 1907.
County Times Leader, Koshkonong, Mo, Sept 14, 1917:
"Prof. Spann and wife who have been visiting and canning fruit at the home of Rev. Joseph M. Willard have gone to Myron, Ark. where they will stay till about the middle of Oct. when they will go to Greer, Ok. to teach in a 2-room school. They canned 500 cans of peaches, beans and tomatoes to take along with them."
[This is when Gertrude was pregnant with her first baby.]
Her son, S.E. said that his earliest memories of his mother is of her being verbally harassed by her husband over her Christian beliefs.
Her brother Cecil said she died of pneumonia from the dust storms in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl era.
*Find A Grave Memorial# 62151288
Father: Joseph Martin ?Joe? WILLARD b: 14 JUL 1865 in Near Thomasville, Oregon Co., Mo
Mother: Susan Rhoda SPURLOCK b: 11 DEC 1867 in King's Mill, Sharp Co, Ark
Sylvester Earl SPANN b: 29 DEC 1892 in Arkansas
- Sylvester Earl Willard ?S.E.? SPANN b: 29 JAN 1918 in Granite, Ok
- Joseph Lewis SPANN b: 20 FEB 1927