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Rev Luther Max Wills

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  • Name Rev Luther Max Wills 
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 2 Jul 1912  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Registration: Wills, Luther Max Wills 2 July 1912
    Birth Registration: Wills, Luther Max Wills 2 July 1912
    Register of Births in Garfield County, Washington 1891-1907. Mother-Vertie Dewalt, age 32; Number of children 2; father- Victor Wills, age 31, birthplace, Wash.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1920 US Census. Washington, Garfield, Pataha. Urias Victor Wills Family
    1920 US Census. Washington, Garfield, Pataha. Urias Victor Wills Family
    Wills Family: Urias V.39, Bernita D. 40: children: Ronald H. 8; Luther M.7; Wilford D.6; Elanor 2 2/12; Mary W. 8/12 Family of Eleanor Wills, wife of Elbert Howard Love
    Social Security Number 1951  , , Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name: L. Max Wills
    SSN: 533-20-8773
    Last Residence: 97222 Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, United States of America
    Born: 2 Jul 1912
    Died: 24 Nov 2003
    State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)

     
    Died 24 Nov 2003  Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Poem. Wills, Luther Max Wills Memorial Poem 20 Dec 2003
    Poem. Wills, Luther Max Wills Memorial Poem 20 Dec 2003
    Copy of poem written by his son, Byron Steiner Wills, for his father's funeral.
    Obituary 29 Nov 2003  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Oregonian
    The Rev. Luther Max Wills
    11/29/03
    A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Rose Villa in Milwaukie for the Rev. Luther Max "L. Max" Wills, who died Nov. 24 at age 91.
    The Rev. Wills was born July 2, 1912, in Pomeroy, Wash. He graduated from the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was a minister for Sellwood Methodist Church and later for Rose Villa. In 1939, he married Edwina F. Wheeler; she died in 2002.
    Survivors include his daughter, Victoria R. Brown; sons, Byron S. and Dr. David M.; brother, Wilford D.; sisters, Eleanor Love and Anna Mae Langer; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His daughter Mary Elizabeth died earlier.
    Remembrances to Rose Villa Foundation. Arrangements by Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.
     
    Age 91 years 
    Person ID I968  Our Family
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 

    Father Ancestors Urias Victor Wills,   b. 17 Dec 1880, Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1975, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Vertie Veneta Dewalt,   b. 17 Dec 1879, Cameron, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1947, Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Engagement 1909  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Engagement ring of Vertie Veneta Dewalt.
    Engagement ring of Vertie Veneta Dewalt.
    The original band is almost worn through. The diamond is unusual in its color. Referred to as a yellow diamond. The cut is called "rose". Grandma Wills had originally willed me a small little ring but somehow it was lost, so I was given this one. Loretta Love Grover
    Married 1 Jan 1910  Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Wills. Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Residence Family 1912  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poem:  Pataha Creek
    Poem: Pataha Creek
    Describes the area near Pomeroy, Washington where the Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills lived.
    Wills Ranch 1912
    Wills Ranch 1912
    Purchased land and house from William Sweeny. Located approximately 8 miles from Pomeroy. This is a Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Wills ranch with the Williams family about 1912. People are not identified.
    Family Group Picture Abt 1920  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children, Luther Max, Wilford DeWalt, Eleanor or Elizabeth, Ronald Harold Wills and the lamb about 1920
    Wills. Children, Luther Max, Wilford DeWalt, Eleanor or Elizabeth, Ronald Harold Wills and the lamb about 1920
    Family Group Picture 1921  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Sisters: L-R.Mary about 2; Anna Mae about 6months; Eleanor about 3 1/2   1921
    Wills. Sisters: L-R.Mary about 2; Anna Mae about 6months; Eleanor about 3 1/2 1921
    Daughters of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills
    Family Group Picture 1925  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children about 1925
    Wills. Children about 1925
    Back row: Wilford, Max, Ronald, Eleanor. Front row: Anna Mae and Mary
    Taken about the time Ronald and Max started High School.
    Family Group Picture 1926  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Sisters: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor about 1926
    Wills. Sisters: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor about 1926
    Daughters of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills: Mary; Anna Mae;Eleanor
    Family Group Picture 1928  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children (boys in High School and Girls in grade school in Pomeroy, Washington)
    Wills. Children (boys in High School and Girls in grade school in Pomeroy, Washington)
    About 1928. Left to right: Anna Mae, Mary Willena, Eleanor, Wilford DeWalt, Luther Max, Ronald Howard.
    Family Activities Abt 1930  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Wills Family Farming-Future Farmers handling the horses.
    Wills. Wills Family Farming-Future Farmers handling the horses.
    From Eleanor Wills Love History: At a very young age the boys, Ronald, Max and Wilford, started helping my father in the field with the horses and learned to drive them as feed them and the cows and pings. We girls soon started feeding the chickens. The barnyard was on the far side of the barn with its horse rough for watering the animals. In the summer Pap would occasionally fill it with fresh water so we could enjoy a swimming pool. To the right of the barn was the pig pens. We were know as the "Wills Elephant Ranch" because of the advertising sign on the side of the barn.
    Wheat Harvest in Pomeroy Washington.
    Wheat Harvest in Pomeroy Washington.
    Before automated combines, horses were used to pull the combine. Here there are 28 horses-usually draft horses were used. This combine was in use up to late 1940's. Harvest was a joint effort for the farmers and a major event in the Wills household
    Family Activities 1936 
    Wills Old Dodge car about 1925
    Wills Old Dodge car about 1925
    This is the car that was taken on the family trip in 1936
    Wills. Haying on the 'Elephant ranch'
    Wheat harvest in 1936
    Picture from Anna Mae Wills Langer, daughter of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills. Wagon backed onto a wooden bridge and then unloaded into the loft of the barn.
    Wills. Children, young adults,  on 1936 trip to Dry Falls, Washington
    1936 trip to Dry Falls
    Wills. Sisters: Mary Willena and Eleanor 1936 trip
    1936 Trip to Dry Falls
    Wills. Wills family trip to Dry Falls, Washington in 1936
    1936 Family trip to Dry Falls
    Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills and their children (young adults) trip to Dry Falls. Took the old Dodge.Note about Dry Falls: no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth. Viewing the 3.5 miles of sheer cliffs that drop 400 feet, it is easy to imagine the roar of water pouring over them. (Niagara Falls by comparison, is one mile wide with a drop of 165 feet). Near present day Coulee City.
    Wills. Children. Lake Chelan.1936. Ronald Harold Wills; Elsie Baltz; Eleanor Wills, Mary Wills
    Wills. Children. Lake Chelan.1936. Ronald Harold Wills; Elsie Baltz; Eleanor Wills, Mary Wills
    Ronald at the oars, Elsie to the left and Eleanor to the right. Mary pushing the boat off.
    Family Group Picture 1936  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills, Family, children about 1936
    Wills, Family, children about 1936
    Back row: Wilford, Max, Eleanor, Ronald
    Front row Left-right: Anna Mae, Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills, Urias Victor Wills, Mary Willena
    Family Group Picture Abt 1940  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Gathering, playing croque about 1940
    Wills. Gathering, playing croque about 1940
    Left to right: Momma, (Vertie Dewalt Wills), Aunt Mary Polson; Aunt "Did" Williams; Papa (Urias Victor Wills) Mildred Williams; Uncle Luke Williams; Max, Wilford;
    Front row: Mary; Eleanor, Anna Mae (caption by Eleanor Wills Love)
    Family Group Picture 1947  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills, Family,grown children of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt in 1947
    Wills, Family,grown children of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta DeWalt in 1947
    Last time children together before Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills died. Back row, left to right: Mary, Eleanor, Anna Mae, Ronald.
    Front row, left to right: Wilford, Urias Victor-father; Vertie Veneta DeWalt Wills-mother; Luther Max. Notes from Eleanor: Grandma's health had been filing after her cancer operation. She had the uterus removed 20 years before and felt that her prayers had been answered in her being spared to see her children were all grown. Her biggest concern was Grandpa but she said she thought he would probably marry again, which he never did for 28 long years. He really missed her. It was as she said "those of you left here grieve my passing but so many whom I love and whom I have been away from for so long are on the other side and I am anxious to see them again." I will always be grateful to your Aunt Anne Mae and Aunt Mary for giving their time and service to them at this time.
    Family Group Picture 1952  Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Family, Urias Victor Wills  with Ronald Harold Wills, Anna Mae Wills Langer, Eleanor Wills Love in 1952
    Family Group Picture: Jul 1952
    Left to right: Ronald, Anna Mae, Eleanor, Urias Victor Wills
    Family Group Picture 1976 
    Wills. Wilford, Ronald,(back) Eleanor, Mary, Anna Mae,Urias Victor (father) 1976
    1976
    Family Activities 1988  Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children and Spouses in 1988
    Family Group Picture: 12 May 1988
    Left to Right: Nellie Mae Hansted Fortin Wills (Wilford's 2nd wife); Wilford DeWalt Wills; Anna Mae Wills Langer; Mary Willena Wills; Luther Max Wills and his wife, Edwina Florence Wheeler Wills.
    This picture was take at the wedding of Carolyn Brown, daughter of Victoria Wills Brown and Robert Brown, granddaughter of Luther Max and Edwina Wills on 12 Mar 1988 in Seattle, Washington (not present Eleanor Wills Love)
    Family Group Picture May 2006  Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Children surviving in May 2006
    Reunions Family: May 2006
    Left to Right: Eleanor Wills Love; Wilford Dewalt Wills; Anna Mae Wills Langer
    Picture taken in Boulder, Colorado at Anna Mae Langer home.
    Documents
    Bible Records: Wills, William Joseph Wills Bible Records
    Bible Records: Wills, William Joseph Wills Bible Records
    Records copied by Vivian Permelia Webster Canham, daughter to Herma Ethel Wills Webster (daughter of William Joseph Wills). Birth, death & burial, marriage information. Three obituaries: Sarah Francis Breeze Wills; Robert Hodge Wills; Amanda "Jennie" Wills MacMasteer (sister to Wm Joseph Wills. Two telegrams: Samuel Mack Wills death 1890 and notice of Robert Hodge Wills declining health July 1889. Whereabouts of this bible are unknown.
    Sources: Correspondence from Elaine Anderson of Pomeroy to Eleanor Wills Love pertaining to the Wills and Williams families. Some of the information provided was compiled by Bob ? historian of Asotin County, Washington
    Sources: Correspondence from Elaine Anderson of Pomeroy to Eleanor Wills Love pertaining to the Wills and Williams families. Some of the information provided was compiled by Bob ? historian of Asotin County, Washington
    INFORMATION on the Votaw family.
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1887 -Wills;
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1889 -Wills;
    GARFIELD CO VOTER REGISTRATION 1894- Wills; GARFIELD CO Marriage Apps -Williamson to Ella Wills Wilson d/o RH and Sarah (Breeze)Wills; CEMETERY Pataha Flat Cemetery-Wills;
    NEWSPAPER: THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT-Wills family items;
    EAST WASHINGTON - Ish and WJ Wills, MacMaster& Amanda "Jennie" Wills, Sarah F Wills obit, Votaw & WJ Wills marriage.
    GARFIELD CO MARRIAGE APPs: Owens to Maud E. Wills;Ulises Webster to Herma Ethel Wills;
    GARFIELD BIRTHS Rbt C to Rbt E and May Elsensohn Wills; male 2 Apr 191 to Victor and Vertie Dewalt Wills (this is Ronald); 2 Jul 1912, male, to Victor and Vertie Dewalt Wills;
    GARFIELD CO MARRIAGE APP - Luther N. Williams to Lizzie Dixon.
    GARFIELD CO CENSUS 1887 -Wills;
    NEWSPAPER: WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT- Died- Jasper Williams, Sanord Williams
    NEWSPAPER: EAST WASHINGTON - married Jennie Flemming; Nicholas C. Williams obit; Catherine B Martin Williams obit;
    NEWSPAPER: COLUMBIA COUNTY, Robt Wills to visit MO; MacMaster married to Jennie Wills
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
    Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
    Elva, daughter of LUCY JANE DEWALT and JAMES FREDERICK SWAN. Mary is daughter of VERTIE VENETA DEWALT (sister to Lucy Jane) and URIAS VICTOR WILLS. Elva discusses her life and current health issues and concerns about winter in Kearney, Nebraska. Her brother KENNETH SWAN and wife REGENA YOUNG SWAN, Spokane WA visited with ELSIE BALTZ WILLS (wife of RONALD HAROLD WILLS and brother to MARY WILLS) and Elsie's daughter. Mentions that Kenneth got to know Ronald and Elise during Ronald's illness. Talks about Aunt VERTIE brought Kenneth back from Centralia where she and WILFORD WILLS had gone to Grandpa's funeral (WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT)boyS were about 3 years. Describes her mother (LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN) having her blind eye removed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota: recovering and have to take care of Grandpa DeWalt and his death and being absent from her husband and kids was difficult (she was in Centralia, Kansas). Elva states it seemed a long time. Got home July 3 so had big reunion. Thought Grandpa died in Apr (NOTE 3 May 1916. DWIGHT SWAN illness and death. VERNA HANSEN SWAN, wife (married for 67 years) was able to take care of him, the daughter SHIRLEY SWAN NOE and son in law NESTOR NOE, live next door the live in Arcadia. DWIGHT SWAN buried in Whittier. Expresses concern for ELEANOR WILLS LOVE after her long siege of nursing (husband ELBERT HOWARD LOVE) Talks about a tribute by Aunt HETTIE DEWALT. Wonders about HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT and RODNEY HARRISON, not heard from them; had heard Helen had "nervous breakdown". Relates that when Helen's father, Raymond was considering remarrying (while in nursing home) Helen wanted a prenuptial agreement. "Daughter like Mother. Apparently, her mother ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT HARRISON, insisted her brother CHARLES DEWALT do this when he married ELIZABETH STEELE DEWALT. Anna was determined to keep the "DeWalt Money" & things among blood kin. Ends letter with by saying: "I am the eldest living member of the third" generation who was around, way back when.
    Histories
    Memories of the Ulysses Simpson & Herma Ethel Wills Webster family and the Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills family PDF file
    Memories of the Ulysses Simpson & Herma Ethel Wills Webster family and the Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills family PDF file
    Written by Vivian Permelia Webster Canham in 1982. Reflects on holidays, harvest time, horse power, fishing trips, overnight with cousins, eating too much, getting in trouble for tramping on Vertie's lilies, hand made Christmas gifts -dolls made by Vertie. Funeral of Elizabeth Wills. Otto and Mettie Williams Long family. Mettie's brother Rev Luther N. Williams, preaching. Mentions Wilford, Ronald, Eleanor, Grandpa & Grandma Williams (Nicholas C. & Catherine Belinda Martin Wills)and milking the cow. William Joseph with children Maude, Victor and Ethel travels after their mothers death-Ethel was about 3 yrs. The children lived with
    Uncle Robert (Wm Joseph Wills brother)and wife Mary.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of Wills Children Childhood Part 2
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of Wills Children Childhood Part 2
    Pages 22-39a up to The Depression and about 1931 This is a large PDF file, it will take a few moments to load.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of the Wills Children Childhood Part 1
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love memories of the Wills Children Childhood Part 1
    Part 1 up to page 21 (Transportation in 1920) This is a large PDF file and will take some time to load.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love gives tribute to Wills Family.
    Wills. Eleanor Wills Love gives tribute to Wills Family.
    Gave thanks to parents Urias Victor & Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills. Expresses appreciation for her siblings who had helped her through out the years. A Thank you to Mary Wills and a Farewell letter to Mary by Anna Mae "Ann" Wills Langer is included.
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Edwina Florence Wheeler,   b. 5 Dec 1915, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 2002, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1939  Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wills. Luther Max and Edwina Florence Wheeler Wills on their wedding day 3 February 1939
    Wills. Luther Max and Edwina Florence Wheeler Wills on their wedding day 3 February 1939
    Left to right: Barbara Yeakel; Mary Wills; Eleanor Wills; Edwina Wheeler; Max Wills; Wilford Wills, unknown (friends of Edwina)
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Mary Elizabeth Wills,   b. 1 Jan 1948, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1975, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +4. Living
    Photos
    Wills. Luther Max Wills family
    Wills. Luther Max Wills family
    Edwina Wheeler (wife of Luther Max Wills): her parents Edwin Wheeler & Jessie R. Goble, grandparents: Morris Wheeler & Lucy Nourse and Charles P. Goble and Ora Belle Robinson. Luther Max Wills children, their spouses and grandchildren and spouses, and some great grandchildren: Kelsey Davies: Caitlyn & Paul McAvoy: Grace Micele Conyac.(as of the time this christmas card was made by Edwina ? 1994
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Love-Wills. Thanksgiving about 1961 at Elbert H Love's home. Wilford and Max Wills families present.
    Love-Wills. Thanksgiving about 1961 at Elbert H Love's home. Wilford and Max Wills families present.
    Left to right: Byron Wills, Mary Beth Wills, Rosanne Love, Judy Love (back) Loretta Love, Barbara Yeakel Wills, Eleanor Wills Love, Edwina Wheeler Wills, Luther Max Wills, Loren Wills, Rodge Wills (back) Darrel Wills (back) Dewalt Love, Mark Love.
    Missing: Victoria Wills,David Wills John Love, Ransom Love , Elbert Love, Wilford (probably taking the picture)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Wills. Wills siblings 1985 & spouses. Edwina (Wheeler)and Max; Mary; Eleanor Wills Love and Elbert Howard Love; Front Left to right: ? ; Nellie Mae (Wilford's second wife) Wilford; Anna Mae Wills Langer
    Wills. Wills siblings 1985 & spouses. Edwina (Wheeler)and Max; Mary; Eleanor Wills Love and Elbert Howard Love; Front Left to right: ? ; Nellie Mae (Wilford's second wife) Wilford; Anna Mae Wills Langer
    Wills reunion in Netarts, Oregon. (Not far from Max and Edwina Wills home in Portland, Oregon
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1912 - Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Pataha, Garfield, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Feb 1939 - Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSocial Security Number - Name: L. Max Wills SSN: 533-20-8773 Last Residence: 97222 Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, United States of America Born: 2 Jul 1912 Died: 24 Nov 2003 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951) - 1951 - , , Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 2003 - Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wills. Brothers: Wildford Dewalt, Luther Max; Ronald Harold
    Wills. Brothers: Wildford Dewalt, Luther Max; Ronald Harold
    Wills. Brothers: Ronald Harold; Luther Max; Wilford Dewalt, about 1915-1916
    Wills. Brothers: Ronald Harold; Luther Max; Wilford Dewalt, about 1915-1916
    sons of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills.
    Wills. Brothers: Work attire. Wilford Dewalt; Luther Max; Ronald Harold
    Wills. Brothers: Work attire. Wilford Dewalt; Luther Max; Ronald Harold
    Wills. Brothers: about 1936
    Wills. Brothers: about 1936
    Luther Max; Wilford Dewalt, Ronald Harold-in front. Beard growing contest while at Washington State College
    Wills. Brothers: Transportation to college
    Wills. Brothers: Transportation to college
    Trailer took the Will's boy to college, Washington State University.
    Uncle Will engineered the project. 1934
    Wills. Cousins. (1st cousins Wills and Webster) about 1933
    Wills. Cousins. (1st cousins Wills and Webster) about 1933
    Left to right: Luther Max Wills, Floyd Webster, Raymond Webster, Ronald Harold Wills, Wilford Dewalt Wills.
    Wills. Luther Max Wills (Rev.) 1912-2003
    Wills. Luther Max Wills (Rev.) 1912-2003
    about the time in college. Son of Urias Victor and Vertie Veneta Dewalt Wills.
    Wills. Luther Max Wills(Rev) about 1988
    Wills. Luther Max Wills(Rev) about 1988
    Wills. Wills brothers, Max and Ronald
    Wills. Wills brothers, Max and Ronald
    Loading wagon to go to school at Washington State College 1934

    Histories
    Wills. Letter from Luther Max Wills (brother)to Eleanor Wills 4 March 1940
    Wills. Letter from Luther Max Wills (brother)to Eleanor Wills 4 March 1940
    Gives instruction regarding practice teaching. Expresses his opinion of Elbert Howard Love, at he is Eleanor's intended. Counsels "I think Elbert has great possibilities ahead of him and that the two of you will be very happy, especially so if you, as we, will allow nothing to come ahead of your married happiness."

  • Sources 
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      Register of Births in Garfield County, Washington 1891-1907. Mother-Vertie Dewalt, age 32; Number of children 2; father- Victor Wills, age 31, birthplace, Wash.
      Source Information:

      Ancestry.com. Washington Births, 1891-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Washington Births, 1891-1907. Various county birth registers. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington.


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      Social Security Death Index
      Name: L. Max Wills
      SSN: 533-20-8773
      Last Residence: 97222 Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, United States of America
      Born: 2 Jul 1912
      Died: 24 Nov 2003
      State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)
      Source Citation: Number: 533-20-8773;Issue State: Washington;Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.



    3. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2009.
      Social Security Death Index
      Name: L. Max Wills
      SSN: 533-20-8773
      Last Residence: 97222 Portland, Clackamas, Oregon, United States of America
      Born: 2 Jul 1912
      Died: 24 Nov 2003
      State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)
      Source Citation: Number: 533-20-8773;Issue State: Washington;Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


      Family also notified Eleanor Wills Love of the death of her brother

    4. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), United States Obituary Collecltion (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2009.
      The Oregonian
      The Rev. Luther Max Wills
      11/29/03
      A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Rose Villa in Milwaukie for the Rev. Luther Max "L. Max" Wills, who died Nov. 24 at age 91.
      The Rev. Wills was born July 2, 1912, in Pomeroy, Wash. He graduated from the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was a minister for Sellwood Methodist Church and later for Rose Villa. In 1939, he married Edwina F. Wheeler; she died in 2002. Survivors include his daughter, Victoria R. Brown; sons, Byron S. and Dr. David M.; brother, Wilford D.; sisters, Eleanor Love and Anna Mae Langer; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His daughter Mary Elizabeth died earlier. Remembrances to Rose Villa Foundation. Arrangements by Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.


    5. [S92] Bible Records of W.J. Wills (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 1981.
      Urias Victor Wills & Vertie DeWalt were married Jan. 1, 1910 at Asotin, Wash.