Ware, James Matthew

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, June 21, 1895
A very pleasant family reunion was held at the residence of H. W. May on Seventh street, last Sunday and a splendid dinner was served. The affair was given partly in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ware as they are visiting the latter’s son, Postmaster S. R. Green and her other children living in this city. Those present were: John Green and family, H. C. Green and family, C. A. Rands and family, Mrs. Ed. Shaw, Miss Lou Ware, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ware, H. W. May and family, and S. R. Green and family. This is the first time that the family of mother sons and daughters have all been together for fifteen years.

Morning Enterprise, August 31, 1911
Stepfather of S. R. Green Stricken While Visiting Daughter
J. M. Ware, father of Mrs. E. Shaw and step-father of S. R. Green, was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland Wednesday for treatment. Mr. Ware was stricken while visiting his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Rands, of Palouse, Wash. He is being attended by Dr. Sommer.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, November 28, 1913
J. M. Ware died Tuesday at his home in this city after an illness of two and one-half years. Death was due to cancer. Mr. Ware was born in Missouri, May 2, 1844, and had been a resident of Oregon City since 1867. He is survived by a widow, one son and three daughters: Rev. A. J. Ware, of Aberdeen, Wa; Mrs. E. L. Shaw, of Oregon City; Mrs. C. A. Rands and Mrs. Ed Wiley of Palouse, Wa.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the United Brethren Church: Bishop H. L. Barkley officiating. Mr. Ware is also survived by four step-children: Mrs. Eva May, H. C. Green, West Linn: J. V. and A. R. Green, of Oregon City.


Only partial records exist for the 7th Missouri Infantry, CSA. Family history shows that Ware enlisted in Company G, 7th Missouri Infantry – only five names are found in the records for this company and do not include Ware.

Records also show that Ware’s birth name was Weir. A note in his family history states that he served in Company I, 7th Missouri Infantry.

Other notes from a family tree entry: According to records he was a Confederate in the Civil War, was captured, took an immigrant train to the state of Oregon. He set up a stagecoach route there. His mother and family moved and he could not locate them by mail.


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