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  • ID: I4090
  • _UID: EB49C2F2B6AA4E9D9723C3B2FBCD2B095EAF
  • Name: William Daniel "Willie" WILLARD
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 MAY 1879 in Oregon Co, MO
  • Death: 27 FEB 1970 in West Plains, Howell Co, Mo
  • Burial: Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, MO
  • Note:

    He was the Willie D. Willard living with James & Zilphia Willard in 1900 as a border. His mother died in 1890 and his father was living in Kansas in 1900. His birthday was listed on that census as May 1879. So, his birthday may have been May 28, 1879 or as on his tombstone, May 26, 1879, although one source gives his birthday as 1878.

    -Oregon Co, Mo Marriages 1892-1916:
    Willie D. Willard & Lola Cowan, license: June 4, 1901; marriage: June 10, 1901.
    However, his and Lola's obits both say that they married June 5th.
    To see marriage record, go to:

    1910 MO census - Oregon Co, Highland twp, p 72 (April):
    Willard, Willie D. (head) - 30, m 9 yrs, b MO, par b MO
    . . . . Lola (wife) - 22, 2 ch/2 liv, b MO, par b IL
    . . . . Alva (son) - 7, b MO
    . . . . Tilda (daug) - 3, b MO

    Owned "Willie Willard's" store on Hwy 160 between West Plains and Thomasville, at junction of M Hwy. near Rover.

    1930 Oregon Co, Mo - Highland twp, p 4b:
    Willard, Willie D 47
    . . . . . Lola 43
    . . . . . Tilda 23

    obit from West Plains Daily Quill, Mon., Mar. 2, 1970:
    "Funeral services for William Daniel Willard, 90, West Plains, were to be held at 2 p.m., today in Shiloh Baptist Church, Rover, Mo.
    Mr. Willard died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in West Plains Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for six hours. He was born May 26, 1879 in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Martin and Sarah Hurst Willard, and was married June 5, 1901 at Rover, Mo., to Lola Cowens, who survives him.
    Mr. Willard was of the Methodist faith, and was a former member of the International Order of Odd Fellows.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lola Willard, West Plains; one son, Alva Willard, Koshkonong; one daughter, Mrs. Tilda Moore, West Plains; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Smith and Mrs. Meadie Carter, Marysville, Calif.; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.
    Burial was to have been in Jolliff Cemetery under direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains."
    (Another obit in the Thayer News, Mar 13, 1970. It only adds that Rev. Ben Meeks preached the funeral.)

    -Tombstone at Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, Mo: William D. Willard, 5-26-1879 to 2-27-1970
    - obituary

    Find A Grave Memorial# 15558902
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  • Change Date: 25 APR 2016

    Father: James Martin "Mart" WILLARD b: 6 SEP 1852 in Benton Co, Mo
    Mother: Sarah Elizabeth HURST b: 10 JUL 1856 in prob Oregon Co, MO

    Marriage 1 Lola E. COWENS b: 16 DEC 1887
    • Married: 5 JUN 1901 in Oregon Co, Mo
    • Note:

      Another date on the Oregon Co marriage list may be the marriage date or the date license applied for: June 1, 1901
      By consent of Wm and Mary E. Cowens
    1. Has Children Alva Walter WILLARD b: 30 JUN 1902
    2. Has No Children Matilda "Tilda' WILLARD b: ABT 1907
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