Oliver Osmond Werts

Male 1878 - 1956


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  • Born  17 Nov 1878  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Dec 1956  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2446  Virts
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2014 

    Father  John Jackson Werts,   b. 6 Feb 1831, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1901, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Ann Wymer,   b. 18 Sep 1837, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1912, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1854  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F926  Group Sheet

    Family  Grace Imogene Prather,   b. 16 Feb 1881,   d. 20 Jul 1957, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jan 1902  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Blanche Werts,   b. 20 Mar 1904, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1904, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Beatrice Werts,   b. 17 Oct 1905, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1985, Eldorado Springs, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Prather Werts,   b. 12 Oct 1907, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1987, Cedar, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Oscar Werts,   b. 18 Dec 1910, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2008, Ore City, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1261  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts
    Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts
    left to right: Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts

    Sons of John Jackson Werts and Esther Ann Wymer

    John Quincy was born June 25, 1855 in Zanesville, Ohio and died April 1, 1953 in Canton, Wisconsin. He married Melviana Davies April 2, 1879. She was born November 15, 1855 in Russell, Iowa and died April 9, 1906 in Russell, Iowa. He then married Mary McClellan on July 4, 1907. She was born November 15, 1857 in Edinburg, Virginia and died January 20, 1936 in Canton, Wisconsin. All three are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Alfred Riley was born August 17, 1860 in Muskingum County Ohio and died July 30, 1935 in Russell, Iowa. He married Ida Goble on June 17, 1885. She was born December 19, 1867 and died August 15, 1942 in Russell. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Jacob Leonard was born March 3, 1862 in Muskingum County, Ohio and died March 16, 1944 in Garland, Wyoming. He married Margaret Jane Robinson on March 26, 1884. She was born September 21, 1862 in St. Charles, Iowa and died November 21, 1943 in Garland, Wyoming.

    Clifton Elmer was born October 12, 1868 in Russell, Iowa and died December 11, 1943 in Bartow, Florida. He married Clara Mae McCoy on March 14, 1889. She was born November 17, 1869 in Lagrange, Iowa and died March 26, 1950 in Chariton, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Charles Martel was born October 18, 1876 in Russell, Iowa and died January 4, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Mary Grace Clark on June 21, 1902. He then married Helen Lee Garner. She was born September 2, 1888 in Ashland, Illinois and died November 5, 1973 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Charles is buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.
    Oliver Osmond was born November 17, 1878 in Russell, Iowa and died December 20, 1956 in Russell, Iowa. He married Grace Imogene Prather on January 8, 1902. She was died on July 20, 1957 in Russell, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Sharon Lyn Amore


    Albums
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple (6)

  • Notes 
    • Oliver was the last child of J.J. and Esther Werts. Known to his family as "Bodad", he attended the Russell public schools and went to college at Simpson College in Indianola, IA. He was united in marriage to Grace I. Prather at Russell. He taught school in Lucas County, Iowa for a short time but returned to farming for his career. Except for two years at Osceola, MO, he farmed near Russell until his health failed. Oliver and Grace moved into Russell in 1956. They became very devoted to their Christian faith and instilled the same in their children.