Orlando Oliver Voss

Male 1886 - 1948  (61 years)


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  • Name Orlando Oliver Voss 
    Born 21 Apr 1886  Wausa, Marathon County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wisconsin Birth Index:
      Orlando O Voss Birth:
      21 Apr 1886
      County: Marathon
      Reel: 0124
      Record: 002703
    Gender Male 
    Died 1948  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Pop's Cottage at Beverly Beach, Oregon
      Orlando O. "Pop"--Voss, born April 21, 1885, in Wausau, Wisconsin, moved at a young age to Forest Grove, Oregon. He married Sarah Jane "Jennie Maude" Collins, born August 16, 1884, in Goshen, Oregon. They spend most of their married life in Portland, raised 2 sons and 5 daughters. Grandchildren remember the place on Johnson Creek Boulevard, the stainless steel bread drawer that kept Grandma?s daily baked sourdough biscuits, and the creek, with crawdads under every other rock.

      Pop, a railroad car man by profession, was also an accomplished carpenter. Being ambidextrous helped, he could saw and hammer equally well with both hands. In his 70s, he decided to move to the coast. He and Grandma spent months canvassing the Oregon coastline, finally choosing the lot on the bluff at Beverly Beach. At the age of 75, Pop, with Grandma?s help, built the cottage. They had most of a decade together there. Pop died in 1968. Grandma never learned to drive, but with frequent family visits and the devotion of her dog, Lady, she enjoyed several more years there. At age 89, she moved to a daughter's home in Portland. She lived to 102.

      Grandma and Pop's daughter and her husband, Eldora and Vern Lowry, purchased the cottage from Grandma. Aside from a short time when their daughter Mary lived there, they rented out the cottage. In 1982, Vern, then residing in Sandpoint, Idaho, lamented the hassles of absentee property management to his son, John, who proposed changing to a vacation rental, thus permitting family use. Vern had no interest in such a venture, readily sold the place to John and his wife, Lucy.
    Person ID I1747  Root Tree
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2009 

    Family Sarah Jane Collins,   b. 16 Aug 1884, Goshen, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1986, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie L Voss,   b. @1912, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Orlando Oliver Voss, Junior,   b. @1914, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eldora H Voss,   b. @1916, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dale D Voss,   b. @1918, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eloise Voss,   b. @1921, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Doris Voss,   b. @1923, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret Voss,   b. @1925, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Census Records
    1920 Census
Multnomah County, Oregon
Orlando O Voss
    1920 Census Multnomah County, Oregon Orlando O Voss
    1930 Census
Kendall, Multnomah, Oregon
Orlando Oliver Voss
    1930 Census Kendall, Multnomah, Oregon Orlando Oliver Voss