Willard Ira Stager b. 1863 in New York, lived Benton Co., Minnesota. Married #1 to Carrie Stanley - had 2 children there, then a messy, publicized divorce in 1895-1897. His children were raised by his parents.Willard re-married to Ellen Beatrice _____? abt 1910 in Minnesota, moved over to North Dakota then came to Oregon by 1930 where he settled in Eugene. He was a house painter.
Willard became ill and was sent up to Salem to the State Hospital and died there 22 May 1931 and was cremated. His widow, Ellen Beatrice Stager continued to live in Eugene until her death on 17 Jun 1969. She never claimed Willard's ashes. They are still there at the state hospital.
Descendants of Willard's daughter, Inez Mae Stager live in Portland and never had a clue Willard died in Salem, OR.
I would like to find an obituary or cemetery record for Beatrice Stager if there is one to find what her maiden name was and where she is buried.