Grass Valley, Sherman County, Oregon
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Grass Valley Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from October 7, 1898 to January 25, 1907. There are numerous missing issues, including all of the year of 1900.
October 7, 1898
- Resolutions of Sympathy. At a regular meeting of Grass Valley Lodge, No. 131, IOOF, held Sept. 24th, 1898, the following preamble and resolutions were unaminously adopted: Whereas — It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst Mrs. Amanda King, the mother of our esteemed Brother, O. P. King, and ___.
- Memorial. The following verses are in memory of little Stacey Newcomb, who departed this life September 11th, 1898: Put away the little dresses That our Stacy used to wear, He will need them on earth, never, He has climbed the golden stair He is with the happy angels, and I long for his sweet kiss, Where his little feet are waiting, In the realm of perfect bliss. Lay aside his little play things, Wet with mother’s pearly tears, How we shall miss little Stacey, All the coming weary years, Fold the dainty little dresses, That he never more will wear, For his little feet are waiting, Up above the golden stair. Kiss the little curly tresses, Cut from his bright dark hair, Do the angels kiss our darling, In the realm so bright and fair, Oh we pray to meet our Stacy, For a long, long sweet embrace, Where the little feet are waiting, And we meet him face to face. -Mrs. A. L. H.
- John Dunn received the sad news on Tuesday evening that his father was very low and could not live very long. Mr. Dunn left Wasco Wednesday morning and will arrive at Lafayette in the evening.
October 14, 1898
- Died. Near Grass Valley, on Tuesday evening, October 11th, Fred Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz leaves a wife, two children, two brothers and many friends here to mourn his loss. His remains were entered in the IOOF cemetery, Wednesday afternoon. [Fredrick]
- B.W. Dunn, father of our fellow townsman, J.W. Dunn, died at Lafayette on Sunday last, October 9th. [John]
- The infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Thompson that was born last Friday died early Saturday morning.
October 21, 1898
- George Davis died at DeMoss Springs, on Monday, October 17th, aged about 85 years.
October 28, 1898
November 4, 11, 18, 1898 Issues missing
November 25, 1898
- We are very sorry to hear of the death of Thad. H. Dupey. He died at Lafayette on Sunday, November 13th, of Bright’s disease, aged 49 years. It will be remembered that Mr. Dupey was at this place when the Journal first started, just one year ago, remaining three months, when, on account of failing health, was obliged to give up his situation, and return to his home. Mr. Dupey was a member of the A. O. U. W. in good standing. We extend to Mrs. Dupey and children, our sympathy, in this their sad hour.
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1898 Issues missing
January 6, 1899 Issue missing
January 13, 1899
January 20, 1899
- A son of county clerk Wm. Henrichs died at Moro on last Saturday evening. The Journal, with Mr. Henrich’s many warm friends here, extend their heartfelt sympathy in this their sad hour. [Arthur]
January 27, 1899
February 3, 1899
- Sam Bailey was killed near Antelope last Wednesday morning. He was hauling hay and the load upset killing him almost instantly. Bailey was a Tennessean, having come from Knoxville about one year ago to Antelope. Papers that he had with him indicate that he was formerly an Alderman of the city of Knoxville.
February 10, 1899
February 17, 1899
February 24, 1899
- Mr. C. Guinther, aged 70 years died at his home near Gordon ridge, on Monday February 20th. The funeral services were held at Moro on Wednesday. [Christian]
March 3, 1899
March 10, 1899 thru May 31, 1901 Issues missing.
June 7, 1901
- Russell W. Brock, died in Wasco Thursday, May 30, aged 72 years, 6 months and 3 days. The burial service was conducted by the Masonic order, of which he was a member.
June 14, 21, 28, 1901 Issues missing
July 5, 1901
July 12, 1901 Issue missing
July 19, 1901
July 26, 1901
- Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Hall‘s 3-day old infant died on Monday.
- Mr. Alexander Sutton of Laurel, Washington county, father of Mrs. O.B. Messinger, of Moro, died on Thursday, July 18th.
- Amos Shaffer, who has been working for C.A. Buckley for some time, was killed by lightning near Thomasville, Colo., on Sunday morning, July 21, where he went with the Buckley herd of sheep about two months ago. During his stay in this vicinity Mr. Shaffer had made many warm friends, and his sudden demise is regretted by all. His remains will be brought to his home at Blockhouse, Wash., for burial. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Goldendale Lodge, IOOF.
August 2, 1901
August 9, 1901
- An infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walp died on Monday morning and interment took place in the evening.
August 16, 1901
August 23, 1901
August 30, 1901
September 6, 1901
September 13, 1901
September 20, 1901
- There was a bad wreck on the O.R.&N. line on Friday last about one mile east of The Dalles, in which Engineers Tom Haslam and Ed Reese lost their lives. The wreck was that of a double header gravel train, and sand on the track was the cause of the sad accident.
September 27, 1901
October 4, 1901
October 11, 1901
October 18, 1901
October 25, 1901
- An infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Collier died on Thursday morning, after living about an hour.
November 1, 1901
November 8, 1901
November 15, 1901
- Again death has visited our community. On Friday morning, November 8th, Rosa, wife of L. R. French, died at her home near Grass Valley, of rheumatism of the heart, after an illness of three or four days. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. B. Spight, on Saturday in the Baptist church, who spoke in warm words of the loveable disposition and high character of the deceased, and expressed words of sympathy to the bereaved husband and children who were left behind. The remains were followed to the Michigan cemetery, their last resting place, by a large concourse of relatives and friends, as a token of respect. Many choice flowers were strewn on the grave, the emblems of the Degree of Honor, the anchor and heart, were pretty and tastefully arranged. This is indeed a sad blow to Mr. French and he has the deepest sympathy of the entire community
- Felix Dorriss, father of S.G. Dorriss, of Wasco, died in Sellwood last week, aged 78 years.
- Mrs. Robert Belshee died at Hay Canyon on last Saturday evening. [Jessie – d. 10 Nov. 1901]
November 22, 1901
- Obituary. Died — In Kent, Ore., Nov. 15th, 1901, Mrs. John McCulloch. Deceased was born in Rutland Co., Vermont, in 1841, came to Iowa in 1857, where she resided until quite recently. A husband and 4 children mourn her loss. She was a kind neighbor and a loving mother.
- Mrs. McCulloch, a recent arrival at Kent from the East, died on last Friday morning, of consumption. The remains were taken East for interment, leaving Kent on Saturday morning, accompanied by the oldest son. [Note: December 6, 1901 issue – Billy McCulloch has returned from Iowa.]
November 29, 1901
The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Benjamin, died in Portland recently.
- December 6, 1901
Louis Sandoz, a well known resident of Mill Creek neighborhood, died on Monday, Dec. 2nd, of consumption.
December 13, 1901
- Emile Schano, of The Dalles, died last week of heart failure.
December 20, 1901
- Died. Mrs. Della Michell died on Wednesday evening, December 18th, at 11 o’clock, of Spinal fever, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Coon. The funeral ceremony will be held in the Hall today, (Friday) at 10 o’clock, and interment will take place in the IOOF cemetery. The bereaved parents and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. Mrs. Michell was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge recently organized at this place. [Adelia]
December 27, 1901
- A nice tombstone arrived at this place last week to be placed at the grave of Mrs. J. W. Dunn.
- The funeral ceremony over the remains of Mrs. Della Michell were conducted in the hall last Friday by Rev. J.B. Spight, after the ceremony at the hall the Rebekah Lodge took charge of the remains and marched to the IOOF cemetery near town, where interment took place. The Odd Fellows were out in Regalia and paid their last sad rights to the departed dead. Mrs. Michell was born in Merced county, California, September 24th, 1869.
- Miss Jessie Bryant, who is teaching in the Grass Valley public schools, has the heartfelt sympathy of the community. She had planned to leave here on last Saturday morning to spend the Holidays with her mother and sister in Portland, but late Friday evening she received the sad news from Portland, announcing the death of her sister. Her sister was a most estimable young lady and the principal cause of her death was due to continued illness.
January 3, 1902
- Mr. Bennett and family went to Moro on Tuesday to attend the funeral of their daughter, Mrs. Charles Huff.
- Mrs. Charles Huff died in one of the Portland hospitals Sunday, and the remains were brought to Moro on Monday, the funeral ceremony was held on Tuesday morning.
January 10, 1902
January 17, 1902
- Mr. J. A. Bond, brother of Mrs. P.H. Murphy of this place, died at Eugene, Oregon, on Wednesday, January 8th.
January 24, 1902
January 31, 1902
February 7, 1902
- Mr. Leonard Edgar died Thursday evening, January 30th, after a lingering illness, aged 61 years. Although but a new comer in this place he made many warm friends who mourn his loss, and the family have the sympathy of the community. Mr. Lamphear preached the funeral sermon and the school house was well filled. [Lanphear]
- Mr. Edgar, who lived about 5 miles south of Kent, died on last Friday.
February 14, 1902
February 21, 1902
- Mrs. L.E. Coyle went to McMinnville last week to attend the funeral of her brother Mr. Bower. Mr. B. was in Grass Valley last summer.
- The Chinaman who received such a beating in Wasco about three months ago is reported to be dead.
February 28, 1902
March 7, 1902
March 14, 1902
March 21, 1902
March 28, 1902
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Will Young, living near Kent, died on Wednesday morning before Dr. Taylor arrived. The child’s hair and clothes was burned off. [Bertha]
- On Wednesday morning Dr. Taylor was called out to the Kent neighborhood to see a child of Mr. Young, who was horribly burned, just how the accident happened, at this writing we are unable to state.
- Mrs. Will Taylor, who was known by many people in Grass Valley and the Kent neighborhood, committed suicide in Portland on Saturday.
April 4, 1902
- Kent Items. It was a very sad accident that caused the death of Mr. Wm. Young‘s little girl, Bertha, aged 3 years. The father and mother were out, and the little child’s clothes caught fire from the stove and before help could reach the little one, was so badly burned that she soon died. Mr. and Mrs. Young have the sympathy of the whole neighborhood. The funeral ceremony was held in the school house on the 27th, being filled with sorrowing friends and neighbors to perform the last sad rights for the dear little one so quickly taken away. Our hearts are burdened with sorrow and grief; that one so young and lovely should live a life so brief.
April 11, 1902
- We are again called upon to mourn the death of an old friend and neighbor. Mr. A. B. Loveall died on Friday after a short illness, leaving many friends who deeply sympathize with remaining members of the family. The remains of Mr. Loveall, who died near Kent on Saturday last, were taken to Moro on Sunday morning for interment.
April 18, 1902
April 25, 1902
May 2, 1902
May 9, 1902
- Kent Items. An unknown man lay down upon the railroad track one-half mile north of town and was most terribly cut and torn by Monday evenings train. Death must have been instantaneous.
- Coroner Idleman passed through town late Monday evening on his way to Kent to hold an inquest over the remains of an unknown man that was run over by the evening train. The man was lying on the track on a curve and it was impossible for the engineer to see the man and stop the train in time. This accident happened about a half mile north of Kent, and we understand that there were no papers on the unfortunate man and not the slightest clue to his name or where he came from could be obtained. The coroner’s jury will undoubtedly render a verdict exonerating the Columbia Southern.
May 16, 1902
- Mrs. Matilda Poole, of Moro, died very suddenly on Sunday with apoplexy. She is survived by a husband and eight children to mourn her loss.
- The funeral ceremonies of Mrs. Poole, were held in Moro on Monday under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Lodge of the city, Rev. Wm. Hoskinson conducting the services.
May 23, 1902
- Body Found. Mr. Hill, living on what is known as the Indian Jim ranch on the Deschutes river, about 8 miles from Grass Valley, came to this place late on Tuesday evening to notify the proper authorities that he had found a body in the Deschutes river, about two miles above the mouth of Max canyon. Mr. Hill described the man as having a black suit of clothes on with overalls over his pants, had black suspenders, light striped shirt. Coroner Idleman was notified and arrived in Grass Valley early Wednesday morning and after inquiry, it was thought that the body was that of the young man named Woodside, who was drowned in the Deschutes river several miles above Sherar’s bridge, just about one month ago. Mr. Woodside, who is a blacksmith at Wapinitia, was notified and up to this writing, 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, had not arrived at this place. — Later: Mr. Woodside arrived here late Wednesday evening and with the Coroner went down to the river, and identified the body. Mr. Woodside left for Moro after an air tight casket and will take the remains home for interment.
May 30, 1902
June 6, 1902
- Herbert and Ivy Martin, cousins of Mrs. W.I. Westerfield, were drowned at Martin’s Bluff, about six miles above Kalama, on Wednesday May 28th. This indeed was a very sad drowning and to show in what high esteem the young couple were held in the community, special trains were run from Kalama and Woodland to Martin’s Bluff, and over one thousand people from a distance were present. The double grave was covered with the choicest flowers that Portland florists could provide. Herbert Martin saved his mother and friend, and in trying to save another sister and a lady, Miss Durkee, to whom he was engaged, lost his own life. A good picture of Herbert Martin appeared in the Oregonian of June 3rd.
June 13, 1902
- Alex E. McLennan, a highly respected citizen of Antelope, died in that city last week, and his funeral was under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge, he was also a member of the A.O.U.W. and the W.O.W.; and carried insurance in the Penn. Mutual Life, having taken a policy in the Mutual about two weeks before his death.
June 20, 1902
- Last week Julius Rheuberg received the sad news of the death of his brother in Germany. [Rhuberg]
June 27, 1902
- Mr. Stiers last Friday morning was stricken with paralysis, and died on Saturday morning at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Eslinger. Mr. Stiers was 78 years old. The remains were laid to rest Sunday morning in the Michigan cemetery.
- DeMoss Springs Items. Mrs. D.W. Ralston, of Sheridan, Oregon, who was visiting here last week with her son, W.O. Ralston, and her brother, M.F.S. Henton, was suddenly called home to attend the funeral of her son-in-law, Arthur Bogart, an expressman who was accidently killed at Sheridan while switching on the railroad.
July 4, 1902
July 11, 1902
- Mrs. Maria J. Black, mother of Steve Black of this city, died on Monday morning at her home on Base Line road, near Mount Tabor, after an illness of one year of cancer.
July 18, 1902
July 25, 1902
- James A. Hand died on Saturday, July 19th at the Vancouver hospital. — Jim Hand of Rutledge died at the Vancouver hospital on Saturday July 19th. Mr. Hand has been suffering from a combination of ailments for some time.
August 1, 1902
- Henry Hudson, a well known resident of the Dufur neighborhood, died suddenly at his home near Dufur on Sunday evening. He was about 60 years of age and leaves a widow and several children.
August 8, 1902
August 15, 1902
August 22, 1902
August 29, 1902
- A man whose name we could not learn was run over by the morning train on Tuesday. The man was under the influence of liquor and climbed on the break beam of the front coach to steal a ride, when the train pulled out from the station at this place, he undoubtedly lost his balance and he hung on in some way for a few feet when he fell on the ties, he lay in the center of the track and the front coach passed over him but just at the time the hind wheels of the last coach were near him the unfortunate man tried to raise himself up when his left arm was caught beneath the wheel and rail and was horribly mangled, besides having his arm run over the man’s head showed some bad bruises. The train had pulled out to near Mr. Bourhill’s residence before the train crew were aware of the accident, and the train returned to the station. Section Foreman Cocoran was on hand and had placed the unfortunate man on station platform. Someone had informed Conductor Lytle that Dr. Taylor was in the country, and Mr. Lytle thought best to put the man on the train and take him to Moro. This man has been in Grass Valley for several days and his name or where he came from, no one knows.
September 5, 1902
September 12, 1902
September 19, 1902
- Kent Items. W.A. Kentner has just received the sad news of his mother’s death in Dawson, over two months ago. Mr. Kentner is the only heir and he has gone to Salem to look after the property.
- E.L. Needham received a telegram on Tuesday evening from California announcing the death of his one-year old child on Sunday. Mrs. Needham and children left here about three weeks ago to visit relatives. The youngest child was not very strong and its death was due to bowel complaint. The Journal joins with their many friends in extending sympathy.
September 26, 1902
- B.M. Hawley’s youngest child died on last Saturday evening about midnight after an illness of six or seven days. The funeral ceremony was conducted on Monday morning at 10:30 by Rev. Pace, interment took place in the IOOF cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.
October 3, 1902 Missing
October 10, 1902
- Mrs. George Strahan died in Moro on Monday night.
October 17, 1902
- Moro Items. Died. On Monday last at her home near Biggs, Mrs. A. F. Watkins, aged 40 years.
- On Tuesday morning Henry Patison received a message from Wamic that his mother was dead. Mrs. Patison had been confined to her bed for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Patison and Mr. and Mrs. Allen left immediately for Wamic on receipt of the sad news.
October 24, 1902
- Attorney R. E. Hoskinson died very suddenly in Moro on Tuesday evening October 21st. Mr. Hoskinson has been ailing for some time, though able to be up and around, and his sudden demise is regretted by all.
October 31, 1902
November 7, 1902 Missing
November 14, 1902
- In Memory. Of little Emma May Needham who departed this life, Sept 14th, 1902: There’s a fresh little mound near the willow Where at evening you wonder and weep. There is a dear vacant spot on your pillow, Where a sweet little face used to sleep. There were pretty black eyes, but they slumber In silence, beneath the dark mould. And our darling pet May, of your number, Has gone from the family fold. There’s silence in parlor and chamber, here’s sadness in every room. The enemy ruthlessly claimed her, And everything is burdened with gloom. You need not be comfortless mourners, Nor long brood over your pain, You know well the angels will guard her, And soon we shall see her again. -Mrs. A. L. H.
November 21, 1902
November 28, 1902
December 5, 1902
December 12, 1902
December 19, 1902
- O.B. Eakin’s five months old child, died on Sunday morning December 14, the funeral ceremony was held at the home on Monday morning at 11 o’clock, and interment took place in the Odd Fellows cemetery Monday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.
- Lila Lorine, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Eakin, that died on Sunday morning, 14th, was 5 months and 2 days old. The citizens of the neighborhood turned out in goodly number to the cemetery.
- Memorial Resolutions. Whereas, God in His Divine Providence has called from labor to reward, our Beloved Brother, Rev. C.B. Davis, who died at Salem, Oregon, 1:30 pm, November 28th, 1902, therefore be it Resolved, 1st, That we the members of DeMoss Springs W.C.T.U., of which the deceased was an honorary member, and always an active Temperance worker, we tender the widow, her two sons and two daughters, other relatives and friends, our heartfelt sympathy and condolence in this their time of bereavement, and for them, thank their many friends for their ind assistance in the funeral services which took place at DeMoss Springs, Oregon, December 1st, conducted by Rev. J.R. Hall. Resolved, 2nd, That these resolutions be published in our county papers, and also in the Union Signal. By order of our Union. -Mrs. Emma DeMoss, Pres. W.C.T.U.
December 26, 1902
- Mrs. A.C. Sly on last Thursday morning received the sad news from Hood River announcing the death of her father, and left for that city on Friday morning.
- J. H. Rinearson left for Oregon City last week to be at the bedside of his half-brother, and while at The Dalles received the news of this death.
- It was reported here during the week that Marion Powell had died in California.
January 2, 1903
January 9, 1903
- Mrs. P.B. Stratton of this place, received a message from her father at West Plains, Mo., announcing the death of her sister on the 30th, December, of Typhoid fever.
January 16, 1903
- On Monday evening Mrs. P.B. Stratton received a letter which announced the death of another sister, of Typhoid fever. It was about two weeks ago that she received word of the death of her youngest sister.
January 23, 1903
January 30, 1903
February 6, 1903
- Mrs. J.L. Marshall of Los Angeles, Calif., sister of Mr. P.H. Murphy of this city, writes that her husband died on January 12th.
February 13, 1903
- Gus Smith received a telegram on Saturday evening which announced the death of his mother in Los Angeles, Calif., of apoplexy. Gus and Lewis left on Sunday morning for Portland, as the remains will be brought to Clackamas county for interment.
February 20, 1903
- J.M. Powell died at his home in Moro on Wednesday, February 11th. Mr. Powell had many warm friends in this neighborhood who would have attended the funeral, which was held on Friday, had they learned of his death. It’s only another case of where a goodly number of people fail to give information to their local paper that would be of general interest.
February 27, 1903
- Absolam Dempsey Bolton, who came to Oregon in 1852, and one of the oldest residents of Wasco county, died at his home on Fifteen Mile, Saturday February 21st. Deceased was the father of George M. Bolton, of Moro.
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. John Dugger died last week.
March 6, 1903
March 13, 1903
- The remains of Rev. Lidstone were put in its last resting place in the Rose Cemetery, near Spaulding Chapel, on Sunday March 8th, 1903. The funeral ceremony was held in the Spaulding church being conducted by the President Elder, Dr. Booth, who spoke in warm words in which the deceased was held. After the ceremony at the church the Odd Fellows took charge and escorted the remains to the cemetery, and the beautiful and impressive Odd Fellows’ ceremonies was conducted by Moro lodge. There was a very large attendance, the whole neighborhood turned out to pay their respect to the departed dead, and a goodly number of Odd Fellows were present from Wasco, Moro and Grass Valley. Much sympathy was shown to the widow who is left alone with three small children, one only a few months old.
March 20, 1903
- Died. Johney Detjen, was born May 19th, 1899, died on March 15th, 1903. -Rest my little darling. Your trouble and sorrow is no more. But the hearts that loved you Shall miss you always. Dear Parents and Sister, Your Love and care I’ve felt, But God has sent for me. By Francis Bibby.
- REES, near Kent, Oregon, on Wednesday morning, March 18th, 1903, Mrs. Prescilla Rees, aged 46 years. The deceased died very suddenly. Remains were buried in IOOF cemetery, near Grass Valley, on Friday, March 20th.
- GARDINER. — March 13, at his late home, 34 East 13th North, William A. Gardiner, aged 67 years, 2 months, father of Mrs. W.I. Westerfield, Rhoda, Lizzie and Walter Gardiner. Interment on Monday, March 16th, at Martin’s Bluff, Wash. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. H.L. Pratt of Portland.
- G.H. Stanton on Saturday received the sad news of the death of his brother’s wife in Seattle; the funeral was held on Sunday.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Detjen have the sympathy of the community, the loss of their loved one.
March 27, 1903
- MOORE. — At her late home in Moro, Oregon, on Saturday, March 21, 1903, Mrs. Ellen Vincent Moore, aged 73 years, of pneumonia. Two sons, Ernie and Leon, many relatives and friends mourn her loss. Interment at Moro on Sunday, March 22.
- William Andrew Gardiner was born in New York City, December 23rd, 1835, died in Portland, Oregon, March 13th, 1903. Mr. Gardiner came to California by steamer around Cape Horn in 1849, with his father and brother; came to Oregon in 1852, and has been a resident of Oregon and Washington. He was married to Clara J. Martin, October 24th, 1866, at her home at Martin’s Bluff, Washington, who died February 25th, 1884. Mr. Gardiner united with the Evangelical church in February 1888, and had been a member of the AOUW since November 1881. During his late illness, being bedfast nearly five months, he was a patient sufferer, and was always glad to see the many old and new friends who came to see him. He left three daughters, Mrs. Westerfield, Rhoda and Lizzie Gardiner, and one son, Walter, who deeply mourn his loss. The funeral ceremony was held at Martin’s Bluff on Monday, March 16th, and the grave covered with the choicest flowers. Dear Father is gone, but will never be forgotten.
- Mrs. Prescilla Rees died suddenly of heart failure on Wednesday morning, March 18th, 1903, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.O. Sullivan. She is survived by two sons, John F., of Kent and Levi H. of Sydney, Australia and one daughter, Mrs. M.O. Sullivan of Kent, Oregon. She was a woman of sterling worth and respected by all who knew her.
April 3, 1903
- There were two funerals in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 28th, and our citizens shown respect by attending both funerals in goodly numbers. Mr. Boatman died on Thursday night about 9 o’clock and Mr. Bagley passed away about 11 o’clock the same evening. Both were veterans, and both received pensions.
- James D. Boatman, died in Grass Valley, Oregon on Thursday, March 26th, 1903, of muscular rheumatism, aged almost 60 years. The funeral ceremony was held in the M. E. church, by Rev. Hicks, of the Baptist church, on March 28th. After the ceremony at the church the Odd Fellow took charge and marched in a body to the Odd Fellows cemetery and paid the last sad rights to the departed brother. Mr. Boatman was a war veteran and has been receiving a pension for a number of years. Was also a member of Lafayette Lodge, No. 29, IOOF.
- Thomas J. Bagley was born in Douglas county, Ill., March 27, 1844, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, Thursday March 26th, 1903, aged 59 years. The funeral ceremony was held in the Baptist church Saturday morning, March 28th at 11o’clock, by Rev. Hicks. Interment in the IOOF cemetery. Mr. Bagley was a member of the GAR Post, of The Dalles, and was receiving a pension.
- Mr. Cook, living on the Wilcox farm near Kent, received the sad news last week of his mother’s death in the Willamette Valley.
Missing April 10, 1903
April 17, 1903
- Resolutions. Hall of Surprise Lodge, No. 87, Grass Valley, Or., April 10, 1903. To the Officers and Members: We your Committee, appointed to draft resolutions of condolence on the death of our sisters beloved father, beg leave to report as follows: Whereas, Our Heavenly Father has entered the home and taken from Sister W.I. Westerfield, her beloved father Brother W.A. Gardiner. Resolved, That in this great sorrow we extend to our Sister our sincerest sympathy and commend her to the tender mercies of Him, who doeth all things well. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge, and a copy sent to Sister Westerfield, and also to the Grass Valley Journal. Submitted in C. H. & P. Mattie Taylor, Jessie Bryant, Committee.
April 24, 1903
May 1, 1903
May 8, 1903
- J.O. Mack died in The Dalles on Sunday evening of pneumonia.
- Death of John D. Collier. While painting the inside of a water tank, was overcome by a poisonous gas. A shadow of gloom was cast over our little city on Monday evening, when it was reported that John Collier was found dead in Mr. Bourhill’s water tank. Mr. Bourhill engaged Mr. Collier to paint the inside of his water tank and John, as he was familiarly called, stated in to work after dinner, the tank is only a few feet from the residence and about two o’clock Mrs. Bourhill asked Mr. Collier a question and received an answer; about three o’clock Mrs. Bourhill and her mother, Mrs. Bunker, were near the tank and spoke to Mr. Collier but did not receive any reply, the ladies thought nothing of this, thinking Mr. Collier was busy or did not hear them. The worst was not realized until a few minutes after six o’clock when Mr. Bourhill went to supper he noticed Mr. Colliers’ bicycle in the front yard and also his coat and hat; someone remarked to Mr. Bourhill that John was working late, and George making his way to the tank found Mr. Collier cold in death. He was promptly taken out and Dr. Taylor called but he was past human aid. Mrs. Collier, and her two little children, have the heartfelt sympathy of this community in their hour of sorrow, and we hope she will find comfort in Him, who doeth all things well. Mr. Bourhill and his wife deplore this sad accident, for such it may be called, and Mr. Bourhill made all arrangements for the funeral which was held on Tuesday afternoon and which was largely attended. Dr. Logan of Moro, coroner, was out of that city, and it was Mr. Bourhill’s request that an inquest be held, W.I. Westerfield, Justice of the Peace, acting as coroner, empanelled a jury, and after hearing the testimony of G.B. Bourhilll, J.H. Buker, W.F. Weigand, J.A. McDonald, Mr. Bruce and Dr. M.B. Taylor, the jury made the following report. —Jury’s Verdict. Grass Valley, Or., May 4, 1903. We, the undersigned jurors, empanelled to enquire into the death of John D. Collier, after hearing all the evidence bearing on the case, find that the deceased came to his death by suffocation, while painting in a close tank, owned by G.B. Bourhill, with paint from which obnoxious gases arose. We further exonerate any and all persons from blame. Signed: J.H. Smith, J.D. Wilcox, T.J. Claxton, G.C. Vintin, Jr., C.R. Porter, W.D. Wallan.
May 15, 1903
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, May 8th, 1903, Mr. R. E. French, aged 76 years. The funeral ceremony was held in the Baptist church Saturday afternoon by Rev. Hicks, interment in the IOOF cemetery.
May 22, 1903
May 29, 1903
June 5, 1903
June 12, 1903
- William Holmes, aged 79 years, father of S. B. Holmes, died in Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 27th.
- Mr. Simmons, who has been very low for some time with consumption, died on Monday morning.
June 19, 1903
- Mr. T. Hill on Sunday received word of his father’s sudden death near Athena, and left for that place on Monday morning to attend the funeral.
June 26, 1903
July 3, 1903
- John Wallan, uncle of our fellow townsman, W.D. Wallan, died in Baird, Texas, June 19, age 70 years.
July 10, 1903
- Drowned. In the Columbia River, near Rainer, June 19th, 1903. Ray Thompson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Thompson, formerly of Grass Valley. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this city.
June 17, 1903
July 24, 1903
- On Monday evening a telegram was received at this place from Oregon City announcing the death of Mrs. Chas. Goetjen. Mr. and Mrs. Goetjen were married only a few months ago, and left Grass Valley about two weeks ago for Oregon City and vicinity. At this writing we are unable to state the cause of her death.
- The remains of Mrs. Charles Goetjen arrived at this place on Wednesday evening from Oregon City. The husband and parents have the deepest sympathy of this community in the loss of their loved one.
July 31, 1903
- There seems to be some mystery surrounding the death of Mrs. Charles Goetjen, and we learn that proceedings have been instituted against an Oregon City physician. Drs. Taylor and Logan held an autopsy upon the arrival of the remains at this place.
- Kent Items. We are sorry to learn of the death of Maggie Goetjen, relative of Mrs. O. Eakin.
- It was rumored on our streets during the week that Rod Cameron, formerly of Wasco, and who is well known in this county, was drowned recently near Seattle, by falling from a steamer.
August 7, 1903
- News arrived here last week announcing the death of Mr. C.A. Buckley’s mother, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Buckley arrived at the bedside of his aged mother, about four or five days before her death.
- Died. In McMinnville, Oregon, on Wednesday August 5th, 1903, Miss Bessie Brower, aged about 24 years. L.E. Coyle left for McMinnville yesterday to attend the funeral of his wife’s sister, Miss Bessie Brower.
August 14, 1903
August 21, 1903
- Mr. J.H. Reed, formerly of this county, died at the New Moro Hotel, last night. He will be buried today, August 18. He had been working for G. F. Guinther for some time past.
August 28, 1903
September 4, 1903
- Mrs. Lamphear received the sad news of the death of her father, just as she arrived home from visiting him. He had been lingering at the point of death for some time and was seemingly much improved when she last saw him. [Lanphear]
- Died. James Elbert Johnson, was born November 22nd, 1874, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday, August 29th, 1903, at 4 o’clock, a.m., aged 28 years, 9 months and 7 days. The funeral ceremony was conducted at the M. E. church on Sunday morning by Rev. Hicks, and interment was at the Moro cemetery. James Elbert Johnson was a young man who had the respect of all, and dearly loved by his parents. The funeral ceremony at the Church was very largely attended by sympathizing friends and neighbors. Mr. Johnson belonged to the Woodmen lodge and held a beneficiary certificate to the amount of $2,000.00. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.
September 11, 1903
- Mr. and Mrs. Hicks wish to thank the many kind friends for their abundant help and sympathy, during the sickness and death of their little boy.
September 18, 1903
- Moro Items. The body of Mrs. Leete, of Falls City, was shipped here for burial Monday. Mrs. Leete was a former resident of this county and was sister-in-law to J.B. Mowry and wife of Moro. The funeral was preached in the Methodist church and the body was interred in the Moro cemetery Thursday. Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives. [Leet]
- D.C. Daugherty a pioneer of Polk county, aged 85 years, died at DeMoss on Sunday, while on a visit to his son, J.W. Daugherty. The remains were taken to the Valley for burial.
- The remains of a little child from Shaniko was laid to rest in the Moro cemetery last week, but the writer is unable to give the name.
September 25, 1903
- Mary J. Leet, beloved wife of Oliver E. Leet, and daughter of Harry D. and Hannah M. Parker, who died at Falls City, September 13th, 1903, and whose remains were buried in Moro cemetery September 15th. Mary J. Leet was born in Stamford, Vermont, June 11, 1845, and was married in 1872 to Oliver E. Leet of Williamstown, Mass. She was converted, and united with the M. E. church in early youth, being an active and efficient worker in every branch of Christian work.
October 2, 1903
- Moro Items. Mrs. Lydstone, widow of the late Rev. Lydstone, who recently returned from a visit to eastern friends, lost a child last week. The cause was diphtheria which was contracted in the east; there was another case reported in her family, but the patient was getting along nicely under the care of Dr. Goffin. Proper precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the much dreaded disease.
- The remains of Mr. Cramer was transferred from the Rutledge burial ground to the Odd Fellows cemetery on Monday, under the supervision of Mr. Peoples of Moro.
- A little baby died at Kent on Wednesday, the name we did not learn.
October 9, 1903
- Moro Items. Jas. T. Belchee met his death on Saturday evening last at about 9 o’clock at his residence in this city. The alarm was given by his wife, who ran to the residence of Coroner Logan, who lives next door. Mr. Logan phoned for Mr. Ginn and they soon appeared on the scene of the disaster. The found Jim lying on the floor of his bed room with a revolver ball through his brain and a weapon lying by his side with two empty chambers. On examination it was found the one ball was lodged in the head near the left ear, and the other buried itself in the bedstead. A jury was summoned without delay and an inquest held and after examining all the available evidence a verdict of suicide was rendered. His body was embalmed by undertaker Peoples, and was held until Monday awaiting the arrival of his parents. As the parents could not be present the funeral was held on Monday and was largely attended. Jim leaves a wife and sister and many friends in and around Moro to mourn his loss. As he was succeeding nicely in his business and was apparently happy it is a deep mystery to the people of Moro what could have excited him to the disastrous act.
October 16, 1903
October 23, 1903
October 30, 1903
- The baby boy of Francis and Abbie Ireland died last Wednesday evening at about 7 o’clock and the funeral took place Friday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends. [DeWitt Lewis Ireland]
November 6, 1903
- Moro Items. The child of Chas. Poole died near Douglass, and was buried in The Dalles. Mr. Pinkerton and H.M. Poole and daughters went to The Dalles to attend the funeral.
November 13, 1903
November 20, 1903
- The young man Gallaway who was accidently shot in the arm near Biggs one day last week, was taken to The Dalles and his arm amputated. The young man died and was taken to Hillsboro, his former home, for interment. [Willis]
- We are sorry to learn of the death of Ernest Estabrook, son of Mr. Eastabrook who a few years ago had charge of the Moro Leader. Ernest was a bright young man and he will be sadly missed by those who were acquainted with him.
November 27, 1903
December 4, 1903
- Mrs. E.C. Davis received the sad news on Tuesday morning which announced the death of her father at Woodland, Wash. The news came in time for Mrs. Davis to take the morning train.
December 11, 1903
- Laid to Rest. Mrs. J.W. Kunsman, after a short illness, died Sabbath morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Barnum. The funeral was preached by Rev. Elder in the M. E. church, Monday, at eleven o’clock and the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Kunsman leaves seven children and many friends to mourn her untimely end. [Mary Jane]
December 18, 1903
- Died. Near Kent, Oregon on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, Mr. ___ Orcutt, aged 87 years. The funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, 17th.
December 25, 1903
- Kent Items. Died. Tuesday, December 15th, ’03, Daniel D. Orcutt, aged 87 years. Funeral was preached by Rev. Henderson of the Presbyterian church in Kent, and the remains were interred in the Kent burial ground.
January 1, 1904
- Mrs. Newcomb died Friday morning December 25th, and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery on Saturday afternoon. We did not learn the age but understand was very near 75.
January 8, 1904
- Sarah Ann Newcomb, who died Friday, Dec. 25, 1903, was born February 20th, 1829, being at her death 74 years, 10 months and 9 days.
January 15, 1904
- Wm. Robertson, who received a serious accident while helping John Reckman move a house, had to have his leg amputated on Wednesday evening late, on account of gangrene or blood poisoning. Dr. Taylor went to Kent to perform the operation and will be assisted by Dr. Goffin, of Moro, and Dr. Beers, of Wasco, who arrived in Kent on the Wednesday evening train. It is thought that the patient will not survive the operation. Later – Mr. Robertson lived about 8 hours after the operation, dying about 5 o’clock Thursday morning.
- Died. At the home of her son, C.E. Van Nuys, on Friday, January 8th, 1904, Mrs. C. Lewis, aged 84 years, the burial was at the Masonic cemetery at Turner, Oregon, on Sunday, January 10th. The deceased was mother of Mrs. J. D. Wilcox of this city.
January 22, 1904
- Wm. Robertson, who was hurt while helping John Reckman move his house, died about five o’clock Thursday morning, Jan. 14th. The funeral was held at the church at Kent, at 11 o’clock, Jan. 15th and the remains interred in the Kent burying ground. Rev. Henderson conducted the services.
January 29, 1904
February 5, 1904
February 12, 1904
- The drowning of Deputy Sheriff C. N. McCaleb in the John Day river on last Wednesday, 3rd, was indeed a very sad affair. Mr. McCaleb was out hunting ducks and killed one and it fell in the river and he took off his clothes to swim after the duck when he was overtaken with cramps and drowned. His death has cast a gloom over Moro and vicinity and the entire county. The writer was talking with Mr. McCaleb in his office two days before his death and his sudden demise recalls the familiar words “In the midst of Life we are in Death.” The widow and children have the deepest sympathy of all in this their hour of sorrow. The remains were taken to Polk county for interment.
February 19, 1904
- Little Harry Holder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holder, of Prineville, died on Monday night, Feb. 8th. Harry was 21 months old. Their many friends sympathize with them.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Sunday, February 14, 1904, Frank Barnet, aged 17 years. The young man lived with his parents near Rutledge; his sickness was cause by some kind of stomach trouble and upon the advice of the doctor was brought to town. The remains were laid to rest Monday in Odd Fellows cemetery. His demise has struck a hard blow to the grief stricken parents, and the community deeply sympathize with them in their sad bereavement.
February 26, 1904
March 4, 1904
- An 18 months old child of Jessie Martin died on Tuesday, 1st. Funeral Thursday, at Rutledge church.
- One of Henry Frock’s children died on Tuesday night. We did not learn the age.
- Kent Items. Mrs. H. H. Kibby died very suddenly February 22nd. [Emily B]
March 11, 1904
March 18, 1904
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Friday morning, March 11th, 1904. Jennie May, only child of Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Keffer, age 4 months and 11 days. The funeral was held in the M. E. church Saturday morning, being conducted by the Rev. Shull. During the ceremony at the church all business houses were closed as a mark of respect. Mr. and Mrs. Keffer have the heartfelt sympathy of this community in their hour of deep sorrow.
- Caleb R. Hill, a resident of The Dalles for 15 years, died on Sunday evening from injuries received at his fish wheel above The Dalles, on Saturday. A large boulder fell on him.
March 25, 1904
- Mayor Moore and wife went to Moro Thursday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mable Moore Montgomery, who died Wednesday afternoon, 23d.
- Dr. M.B. Taylor was called to Moro on Tuesday afternoon to assist Dr. Logan perform an operation on Mrs. Montgomery. Later. — Mrs. Montgomery died Wednesday afternoon. She was a daughter of Hon. W.H. Moore.
April 1, 1904
April 8, 1904
April 15, 1904
April 22, 1904
- Died. — in Lafayette, Yamhill county, Oregon, on Monday April 18th, 1904, C. Westerfield, aged 50 years, one month and two days, of Typhoid pneumonia. Deceased leaves a wife and three children, and three brothers, Geo. II. of Dayton, A.B., of McMinnville and W.I. Westerfield of Grass Valley, who deeply mourn his death. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church, Tuesday afternoon being conducted by the Rev. Heitkemper of McMinnville, after which his remains were taken charge of by the Odd Fellows lodge of that city, being assisted by the Rebekah Lodge, and tenderly laid to rest, by the most loving hands. The casket was covered with the choicest flowers. Farewell, dear brother, farewell.
- Andrew Willis came down from Grass Valley, a week ago today, to receive medical treatment for a bad case of kidneys trouble, and passed away from the earthly senses on Monday morning, April 18th. Mr. Willis was 55 years of age, and leaves two sons and a daughter, J.W. and Fred Willis and Mrs. Mary Spoonemore of Sherar’s Bridge. — Chronicle.
April 29, 1904
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Tuesday, April 26th, 1904, Clifford Williams, aged 3 years, 11 months and 26 days. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. Shull, in the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. It is a very sad blow to Mr. and Mrs. Williams to part with their little darling, and they have the deepest sympathy of this community in this their hour of great sorrow. There was a very large crowd at the church and cemetery, and the little while casket carried by four small boys, was covered with the choicest flowers.
May 6, 1904
- Last Tuesday morning death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams, and Clifford Carlton, age 3 years and 11 months and 29 days, was taken to the home above. Little Clifford was gentle and patient in disposition, and during his sickness patiently suffered; just before his death he looked up into his father;s face and a smile of recognition for a moment flitted across the little suffering face. Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock the funeral services were held in the M.E. church. Ray Moore, Floyd Westerfield, Allie Hembree and Joseph Rutledge carrying the little casket from the home to the church. In the church lilies of the Valley and flowers brought by sorrowing friends almost hid from view the casket. Appropriate music was rendered by the choir and the Pastor spoke words of consolation to the family and friends. The business houses of the town were closed during the services. After the services in the Church, followed by many friends the little form was born to the IOOF cemetery and there laid away to await The Saviors call on The Resurrection morn.
May 13, 1904
May 20, 1904
- Hugh Gourlay, a prominent citizen of The Dalles, and well known in this county, died suddenly Wednesday night, 11th, at the home of J.D. Whitten, near Kingsley. Mr. Gourley was 63 years old.
May 27, 1904
June 3, 1904
- Mrs. Nellie Wheat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. McCoy of Moro, died in Portland on Wednesday afternoon, 1st. The parents have our sincere sympathy.
June 10, 1904
June 17, 1904
June 24, 1904
- J.S. Amos, who formerly resided at Rufus in this county, died in Arizona on June 17th. Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Wasco. — The funeral of J. S. Amos was held in Wasco on Thursday, 23rd, being conducted by the Odd Fellows lodge of that city, who were assisted by the members of the order from Moro and Grass Valley. The deceased was also a member of the Modoc Encampment No. 39 of Grass Valley.
July 1, 1904
July 8, 1904
July 15, 1904
July 22, 1904
- Died. Tuesday, July 18th, 1904 at the home of J. W. Leonard, Ralph Shelton, aged 18 years. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, Kent, on Wednesday morning at 7:30, where the remains were taken to the old home in the Willamette Valley for interment. Ralph was a good boy, well liked and respected by all who knew him.
July 29, 1904
August 5, 1904
August 12, 1904
August 19, 1904
- Sunday evening about 8 o’clock, Mart Klum went out of the saloon, walked to the corner about a half a block, placed a revolver to his right temple and landed in eternity in about a sixteenth part of a second. He tried to procure poison a couple of weeks ago but couldn’t get it so traded for a gun and went by that route. Klum was arrested last March for robbing the saloon at this place and the evidence was very strong against him and it is supposed that the prospects for a term in the penitentiary preyed on his mind till it became unbalanced and he committed the rash act.
- Mr. Tomlin, a young man about 20 years old, died in Moro on Saturday, and the funeral was preached on Sunday by Rev. Shull of this city. The deceased was a brother of Miss Tomlin who has been stopping at the Hotel Vintin. [William Thomas Tomlin]
- Dr. Ray Logan, coroner, passed through town Monday morning to Kent, to hold an inquest over the remains of Mart Klum, who committed suicide on Sunday night. He was accompanied by Attorney Littlefield, who recently located in Moro.
- Mart Klum committed suicide at Kent on Sunday evening at about 8 o’clock, by putting a pistol ball through his right temple. Our informant says that Klum had been drinking during the day. Coroner Logan held an inquest on Monday.
- Mart Klum, who killed himself at Kent Sunday evening, was under bond to appear before the Circut court, for robbing Wiley & Hannafin’s saloon.
August 26, 1904
September 2, 1904
September 9, 1904
- Herman Steidel took their 3 month old baby boy to Moro to see the doctor, Saturday, but the little fellow died about 15 minutes after they got there. It was buried from Kent, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Steidel have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this their hour of bereavement. [Richard]
September 16, 1904
- On Wednesday evening, John Jackson received the sad intelligence that his son, Merl, had been accidently killed at Los Angles, California. We have been unable to learn the particulars concerning the accident.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Monday evening, September 12th, 1904, Henry Dugger, aged 12 years, 7 months and 12 days, of rheumatism. The funeral ceremony was held in the M. E. church Tuesday, at 2:30, being conducted by the Rev. Stuff, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all.
September 23, 1904
- John A. Shafer, aged 67 years, father of Mrs. Nellie Loftis of Wasco, died at his home near Turner, Marion county, on Sunday, 18th.
September 30, 1904
- Death of An Old Pioneer. Adelbert Coon. [photo] The subject of this sketch, was born in Wayne county, New York, December 20th, 1836. When 14 years old he moved with his parents to Wisconsin. In 1860 while yet a young man he moved to California, and 8 years later married Miss Sarah E. Morris. In 1870 he moved to Oregon, residing in Yamhill and neighboring counties for 14 years, at the expiration of which time he removed with his family to Grass Valley, where he has since resided.
- In March, with his wife, he spent two weeks with friends at Newman, California. They lately visited Phoenix, Arizona, enjoying a two months stay in this healthful climate. Fresno, California, next received their attention, here they continuing their stay until the time of Mr. Coon’s death. On Tuesday, the 20th of September, the family received a telegram saying that the Father was very low, and Howard immediately took the train for Fresno, arriving there two days after his father’s death, which occurred Wednesday, September 21st at 5 p.m. Mr. Coon was sick only 8 days, during which time the companion of his years, assisted by friends, did their best to make his suffering light. The IOOF Lodges of Fresno, becoming acquainted with Mr. Coon’s illness immediately notified his home lodge, in the meantime lending every possible assistance to the sick man, by relieving the faithful wife with a trained nurses’ help, and after the death of Mr. Coon by taking entire charge of the remains, preparing them for shipment to Grass Valley, and attending to the every detail with the faithfulness of brothers. The mother and son, with the remains of the Father, were met at the train by members of the home lodge, the casket was borne to the IOOF Hall, where faithful friends kept vigil during the night. The funeral was conducted from the M.E. church, the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which Mr. Coon had been a member for many years, attending in a body. The oration was delivered by Rev. T.G. Stull and the interment according to the beautiful and impressive ritualistic work of the lodge, was made in the IOOF cemetery. Besides a host of friends, Mr. Coon leaves a widow, a daughter, three sons and a brother to mourn his loss.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Monday, September 26th, 1904, Anna B., wife of Rev. M. F. Henton, of consumption. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Mr. Northridge in the Baptist church on Tuesday, interment in the IOOF cemetery. By request of the husband, a more complete notice will be given in our next issue.
- At Mr. Coon’s funeral on Tuesday, was the largest procession that ever went out of Grass Valley, there being 44 teams in line; we may add here, that the Odd Fellows lodge of this city has been in existence 9 years and this will have been the first funeral benefit paid by the lodge.
October 7, 1904
- Obituary. Mrs. Annie Bell Henton, daughter of Major L. and Alice White, was born January 20th, 1868, at Morincie, Lenawee County, Michigan. Her mother died when she was but a small child and her father had her cared for as best he could until he was married the second time. The family moved to Oregon in 1874, making their home at Corvallis, Albany and Independence, in the Willamette Valley.
- She was married to Rev. M.F.S. Henton at her father’s residence in Independence, Polk County, Oregon, September 12th, 1888. They resided in Polk county until they moved to Sherman county, reaching here May 2nd, 1894, where they have since made their home. By this union there were seven children, viz; Dora Agnes, Edna Alice, Wiley Logan, Ray Fuller, Amos Omar, Nettie Eunice and Cassie Esther, who with her husband survive her. Mrs. Henton was converted (which to her was a real experience) at the age of 17, and united with the Methodist. In April 1890, she united with the Baptist Church and was baptized by her husband. She remained in fellowship with this denomination to the time of her death. Mrs. Henton was unassuming in her manner, yet made lasting friends on every hand. She was a devoted wife, a model mother, a good Temperance and Sunday School worker, an excellent singer, and an earnest consevration Christian. She manifested great patience and an unshaken confidence in her Saviour during her illness. She realized everything to the last, calling for her loved ones to her bed side only a short time before she died, biding them good bye and telling them she was going where Jesus was. After an illness of about one year with consumption, she departed this life, September 26th, 1904, in Grass Valley, Oregon, at the age of 36 years, 8 months and 6 days. She leaves her husband and children, two brothers and two sisters, a number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was preached in the Baptist Church by Rev. Wm. Northridge, from 2 Timothy, 4th Chapter and 6-9 vs after which the body was interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
October 14, 1904
- The little infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory, mentioned in last weeks paper, died on Friday morning, October 7th. [October 7, 1904 – Dr. Taylor informs us that a little baby girl arrived at Mr. and Mrs. Gregory’s home on Sunday, Oct. 2nd]
- Thos. Craigs little boy, who has been suffering with a cancer, was buried a few days ago. The parents have the sympathy of all, in their hour of sorrow.
October 21, 1904
- Mrs. N. Gotjen died in The Dalles, Tuesday night, of Typhoid fever. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Thursday evening, and the funeral ceremony held in the M.E. church on Friday by the Rev. Stull. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. [Annie A.]
- The little Morgan baby was buried on Thursday afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have the sympathy of all, in the death of their little baby. The little one passed away on Wednesday morning, October 19th.
- On Tuesday night, a man hung himself at the hotel at Rufus. — No particulars.
October 28, 1904
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. O’Leary, died on Tuesday morning, October 25th, at 3 o’clock in the morning. The remains of the little one were taken to Dufur for interment. The parents have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
- Mr. and Mrs. Millerene have the sympathy of all in the loss of their little 14 months old baby, which died at the R. Smith residence on Sunday evening, October 23rd. This is a case which may rightfully appeal to the sympathy of all as Mr. and Mrs. Millerence are strangers in a strange land, they having arrived recently in the Kent neighborhood from the East and the father’s cash on hand amounted to just one cent.
November 4, 1904
November 11, 1904
- Died. In McMinnville, Oregon, on Tuesday morning, November 8th, 1904, William McConnell Chrisman, age 74 years, one month and eight days. The funeral was held on Thursday, being conducted by the Masonic Fraternity.
November 18, 1904
November 25, 1904
- George W. Payne, who has been very low for some time, died on Saturday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, p.m., November 19th, 1904. The funeral was held in the Rosebush church on Monday, being conducted by Rev. Sexton, and interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Payne, at the time of his death was a member in good standing of the A.O.U.W. lodge of this city.
December 2, 1904
December 9, 1904
- Mrs. C. O. Merchant died at 2 o’clock on Monday morning, Dec. 5th, and the funeral was held at Kent on Tuesday, at 2 o’clock.
- Joe McDonald received a message from The Dalles fore part of this week, which announced the death of his Uncle, Pat McDonald. [Patrick William McDonald – Died December 4, 1904. Burial – Catholic cemetery at The Dalles]
December 16, 1904
- Elbert Coyle died near Monkland on or about the 10th of December, aged 23 years and 9 months. The remains were brought to Grass Valley on Monday and the funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church Wednesday. Deceased was a brother of L.E. and Tom Coyle of this city. The father, three brothers and two sisters, have the sympathy of all in their hour of deep sorrow.
- Mrs. Pearl Amos and Mrs. Nickelson of Portland, arrived on Tuesday evening to attend the funeral of their brother, Elbert Coyle.
December 23, 1904
December 30, 1904
January 5, 1905
January 13, 1905
- Frank Swift died last week in Boise City, Idaho, of typhoid fever.
January 20, 1905
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Tuesday evening, January 17th, 1905. Alice Vanlandingham, aged 13 years, 5 months and 11 days; cause of death, rheumatism of the heart. The funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, and interment was in the IOOF cemetery. The bereaved parents in their hour of deep sorrow, have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
- Mr. and Mrs. McGrath‘s little baby died on Monday morning at 8 o’clock, and was taken to the Moro cemetery for interment on Tuesday. The services were conducted by Rev. Henton. The little child had been in poor health for some time. [Jessie]
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones returned on Saturday 14th, from California. Mr. Jones was called to California four weeks ago on account of his mothers illness, but she passed away before he arrived at her bedside.
- Rev. T.G. Stull is expected home from the East soon. His mother died a few weeks ago, and we assure him of the deep and profound sympathy of all in this community.
January 27, 1905
- A distressing accident which resulted in death, occurred at Moro on Monday evening at about 7 o’clock, when the little 16-months old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot, was near the stove and its clothing caught fire and was so horribly burned that caused death a few hours after the accident. The mother we learn, also received some bad burns. The funeral was held on Wednesday. Mrs. Elliot is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. McCoy, and the sad occurrence has caused much sympathy for the bereaved parents and relatives. [Maxil]
February 3, 1905
February 10, 1905
- The little 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Eakin, of Rutledge, died on Friday, February 3rd, 1905. The parents have the sympathy of all. [Otis Robert]
February 17, 1905
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Martin, of Douglass, died on Sunday, February 12th. [Leroy – Place of Burial – Moro IOOF cemetery]
February 24, 1905
March 3, 1905
- Mrs. Lydia Lyons, died on Saturday, February 25th, 1905, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Smith, who lives about two miles north of Grass Valley. Mrs. Lyons was pretty well along in years and has been in poor health for some time. The remains were taken to Jefferson, on Monday, for interment.
March 10, 1905
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Friday morning, March 3rd, 1905, Mrs. Patterson, mother of Mrs. C.A. Buckley. The remains were taken to Portland on Monday for interment. The deceased had been in very poor health for some time. [Alma M.]
- Died. In Portland, Oregon, on Friday, March 3rd, 1905, at 6:45 p.m., George C. Vintin, Sr., aged 79 years. The funeral was held in Portland. The deceased leaves a wife and several children, and numerous friends who deeply mourn his death.
March 17, 1905
March 24, 1905
- Henry Fiege was in town Monday and found a letter awaiting him in the post office, from Germany, which informed him of the death of his mother, which occurred on February 18th. She was 66 years old.
- Mrs. Bett Nortridge died in this city on Monday afternoon, March 20th. The husband and relatives, left with the remains early Tuesday morning for Mayville, where the funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday, being conducted by the Rev. Lawson, of Fossil. The citizens of this community deeply sympathize with the husband and relatives in their hour of great sorrow.
March 31, 1905
- Obituary. George C. Vinton, was born in Wales, February 28, 1828. He came with his parents to America when he was eight years old. They settled in Pennsylvania on their arrival in the United States, and subsequently moved to Minnesota. From Minnesota brother Vinton moved to California. About twenty years ago he came to Oregon locating in the Eastern section of the state. About two years ago he moved to Portland. He was converted fourteen years ago at a camp meeting and at once united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he lived a useful and consistent member until the time of his death which occurred on the evening of March 3rd, 1905, at his late home on Hawthorn avenue, and 32nd street. He was a member of the Sunnyside Methodist Episcopal Church, and the funeral services were conducted by his pastor in the presence of the members of his family and many friends, the interment taking place in River View cemetery. He was American in spirit, an honored citizen of the state, thrifty in business, modest in life, devoted to his family, an earnest christian, and died in the triumph of the faith. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints; Through the gates of death he brings his banished home.” Mrs. Martha E. Vintin, his faithful wife, and nine children, four sons and five daughters, David E., George C., Roy T., Sadie and Edward L. Vinton, and Mrs. E.J. Rollins, Mrs. W.C. Rutledge, Mrs. J.H. Rinearson, and Mrs. Dr. W.H. Snook, survive him, and know the way in which he walked, and may follow on and be with him forever.
- Rest in Peace. -T. B. Ford.
April 7, 1905
- Kent Items. Mrs. Boatman, who lived across Buck Hollow, near Bakeoven, was buried in the Grass Valley cemetery, Sunday, April 2nd. T. Newcomb, the Grass Valley undertaker drove the hearse to Kent where he met the friends and relatives with the corpse.
- Died. Mrs. Nancy Boatman, mother of O.D. Boatman, died at the home of her son at Bakeoven, on March 31st, 1905. Mrs. Boatman was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1817. She moved with her sons to Oregon several years ago. Mrs. Boatman united with the Christian church when quite young and remained a faithful member until the time of her death. The funeral ceremony was preached in the M.E. Church at Grass Valley, on Sunday afternoon, April 2nd, being conducted by Rev. T.G. Stull. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery.
April 14, 1905
- Mr. Lamphere received a telegram Thursday evening from his father in Iowa, stating one of his brothers was kicked by a horse and could not live. Mr. Lamphere started on Friday morning train, but when he got to Moro he received another telegram that his brother was dead, and they could not keep the body, so Mr. Lamphere returned to Kent in the evening. He has the heartfelt sympathy of his friends. [Harry Lanphear]
- A lady by the name of Nelson died at DeMoss Springs on Monday morning and was buried in the Rose cemetery on Tuesday. T. Newcomb went to DeMoss Springs early on Tuesday morning with his hearse to convey the remains to their last resting place. [Alice B.]
- Card of Thanks — Through the columns of the Journal, we wish to thank our many friends who so kindly helped us during our late bereavement, sickness and death of our infant son. Hoping that many happy days might pass before death darkens your door as ours. Mr. & Mrs. E.E. VanNuys, T.J. Claxton and Mrs. R.W. VanNuys. — [April 7, 1905 – Born — In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Wednesday, April 5, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. E. VanNuys, a son. Mother and child doing nicely, while Papa Ernest, well, his friends think he will come out all right. No one is happier over this event than Grandpa T.J. Claxton, and he has invited many of his friends to smoke “to the health of the boy.”
- Word was received in this city on Saturday last of the death of Henry Pereault. We have no particulars as to the cause of his death.
- Mrs. J.P. Yates, a highly respected lady of Wasco, died in that city on Monday, 10th. [Martha]
- The Journal joins with the citizens of this community in extending sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. E. VanNuys in the loss of their little infant son, which passed away, on Saturday evening, April 8th, at 10:30. The little one lived about four days.
April 21, 1905
- The death of Mr. N. M. Lane occurred on Friday, April 14th, 1905, at his home in Kent. Rev. Stull preached the funeral on Saturday, and the remains were interred in the Kent cemetery. He leaves a wife to mourn his death, who has the sympathy of the community. They were only married last July with as fair prospects of life as anyone, but that dreaded disease, consumption, did its work. [Ned]
April 28, 1905
- There was a little excitement in this city on Sunday evening when it was announced on our street that a dead man had been found in the woodshed back of Tillson’s saloon. Investigation soon revealed the fact that the deceased was a laborer who had been working in this city excavating for the water work system, probably working two weeks; when through this work he proceeded to spend his money for strong drink and had been on a spree for four or five days; about noon on Sunday he was taken to the wood shed in a very intoxicated condition so he could “sleep off” his drunk, about 3:30 he was sleeping and nothing more was thought about him until near 6 o’clock when it was found that he had breathed his last. Coroner Logan was at once notified and upon his arrival empanelled the following jury, J.D. Wilcox, J.H. Smith, J.A. McDonald, Frank French, T. Newcomb and J.W. Hays, who, after hearing the testimony returned a verdict that the cause of death was heart failure, caused by alcoholic poison. [Unknown]
- Died. — In Tucson, Arizona, Friday, April 21st, 1905, Dora Hintin, of consumption. Dora was the oldest daughter of Rev. Hintin. [Henton]
May 5, 1905
- Mrs. J.M. Axtell died on Tuesday, May 2nd, at her home near Monkland. [Fannie I.]
- Another one of Mr. Hintin’s daughters, next to the oldest, is very low, the doctor saying she could not live but a very few days. [Henton]
May 12, 1905
- Edna Hintin died in Tucson, Arizona, last week. [Henton]
- Word was received here on Friday that J.S. Kelly of Prineville was dead. His brother, F.L., recently left for British Columbia.
- Died. In this city, Wednesday, May 10th, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fairfield, aged 2 months and 19 days. The parents have the sympathy of all.
May 19, 1905
- Mrs. A.E. McFarland on Monday received word from Goldendale that her grandfather, L.F. Short, was dead. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland left for Goldendale on Tuesday morning to attend the funeral.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Saturday afternoon, May 13th, 1905, Louis A. Kelly, aged 40 years, past. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church; the funeral ceremony was held Sunday afternoon in the M.E. church, being conducted by the Rev. Thos. G. Stull, interment in the IOOF cemetery. — Card of Thanks. To the many kind friends of Grass Valley, who so willingly assisted me during the illness and death of my husband, I desire to extend my sincere thanks. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. Lillian Kelly.
May 26, 1905
- The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reckmann, died on Saturday morning, May 20th, and the burial was in the IOOF cemetery, Monday, May 22nd.
- June 2, 1905
- Flood near Heppner. Four people loose lives. Cloudburst on Rhea Creek Cause Death of Mrs. Numemaker, her Child and Two Children of A.R. Cox. A special from Pendleton to the Oregonian, dated May 30th, says advices have been received of a cloudburst on Rhea creek, 12 miles south of Heppner, about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and Mrs. J. R. Nunemaker and her youngest child and two children of A. R. Cox, were drowned. Others were caught by the rush of water, but escaped with great injury. The bodies of Mrs. Nunemaker and one of the Cox children have been recovered, the bodies of the other two children are still missing. A search party from Heppner is now at the scene of the disaster doing all in its power to find the missing bodies.
June 9, 1905
June 16, 1905
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June 30, 1905
- Caleb W. Curl, was born in Carroll county, Missouri, on the 31st day of October, 1829. Died at his residence in Grass Valley, Sherman county, Oregon, June 23, 1905. With his parents, he came to Oregon, in 1847, and settled in Linn county near Scio. He lived in Linn county until December 1885 when he removed to Sherman county and located at Rutledge, where the family resided until 1902, at which time his residence was made in Grass Valley.
- In 1848 Mr. Curl was called upon to take up arms to defend “The Oregon Country” from ravages of the Indians, and again he served in the Indian war of 1855-1856. In 1850, March 21, he was married to Margaret E. Fulkerson, a daughter of James Fulkerson, a pioneer of 1847. Eleven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Curl, seven of whom, five sons and two daughters, and Mrs. Curl, survive the husband and father. Mr. Curl’s life has been a life of much activity. He was a man possessed of a sense of high appreciation of his duties and responsibilities as a husband, father and citizen. The conduct of his life has been such that his children may well endeavor to emulate his example. He was a faithful advocate of Christian religion and a consistent member of the Baptist Church. One by one the sturdy Pioneers are passing, but the foundation laid so well by these men has withstood the test of time. Great are the men who build here, but “The Oregon Country” is greater than those men ever conceived.
- Kent Items. Melvin Webb was drowned on the 19th near Burnt Ranch, in the John Day River; the body was not found until Tuesday morning. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Melvin was a boy well liked in the community and leaves many friends in this neighborhood. — Mr. Webb of Mayville, and his daughter, Mrs. Lewis, of Fossil, were in Kent Sunday and Monday, looking up his son Melvin’s belongings.
- Caleb W. Curl, an Oregon pioneer, died at his home in this city, Friday, June 23rd, aged 76 years. The funeral ceremony was held in the Baptist church, being conducted by the Rev. Bailey of The Dalles. About 1855 Mr. Curl married Miss Margaret Fulkerson who, with the seven children born of the union, survive him. The names of the children are: James Curl, R.H. Curl, A.M. Curl, D.H. Curl, Sarah Gleasing, and Mrs. E.F. Heath.
July 7, 1905
July 14, 1905
July 21, 1905
July 28, 1905
August 4, 1905
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Thursday, August 3rd, 1905, A. Holder. The funeral ceremony will be conducted by the Rev. T.G. Stull, in the M.E. church, Friday August 4th. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, and was about 80 years old. [Adam]
August 11, 1905
- Adam Holder, was born February 22nd, 1826, in Keokuk, Iowa, and was a pioneer of ’53. [wife – Julia]
- Card of Thanks – We wish to thank the good people of Grass Valley, through the columns of the Journal, for their very kind assistance during the illness and death of our little darling, baby boy Kenneth. Signed: Mr. and Mrs. Logan Black.
August 18, 1905
- Bernard V., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilcox died at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning, August 15th 1905, aged 6 months and 11 days. Rev. Stull delivered the funeral ceremony in the M. E. church Wednesday morning, interment being the IOOF cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.
August 25, 1905
September 1, 1905
September 8, 1905
September 15, 1905
- Joseph Chastain on Sunday morning September 10th, 1905, took his own life, by using a 32-rifle. On Sunday morning Mr. Chastain told his partner Mr. Garret, that he was going up near the garden where he had seen some prairie chickens, and took with him the 32-rifle and several cartridges, nothing was thought of this incident, until breakfast time and after waiting a several minutes. Mr. Garrett said he would go and see if he could see Joe, near the garden he could plainly see tracks leading to a shed, and the dog laying down in front of the door, and he soon found that Mr. Chastain had took his own life. The ball entered about one inch above the right ear and coming out at the top of his head. The reason given for his doing this rash act, was mainly on account of the illness of his daughter, who is gradually growing worse; and it was Saturday Mr. Chastain was in town having the necessary papers made out to have his daughter committed to the State Hospital. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near town, on Monday, 11th. [Joseph W.] [Daughter – Ethel Chastain]
September 22, 1905
September 29, 1905
- George H. Stanton. Was born in Onondaga Co., New York, April 19th, 1841, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, on Sunday evening, September 24th, 1905, of Asphyxia. His parents moved to Oswego county, when he was a boy, in 1866 he was married to Maria E. Keller, in 1870 his wife died leaving two children, Ellen I. and Edmond D. Stanton; in 1872 he was married to Etha Bell, of Fulton, Oswego county, N. Y., to them seven children were born, five of who are living, C.A., G.V. and Carrie Stanton, Mrs. Loie Wilcox and Mrs. Edna Coon; deceased are Gertrude J. and Floyd W. As stated in last week’s Journal, the deceased had made all arrangements to move his family to Portland to remain during the winter, and to leave on Monday morning; had made a few visits on Sunday and seemed to be quite cheerful, it was about 5:30 in the evening when he went home, sank to the floor and in about 20 to 25 minutes was dead. A gloom of sorrow was cast over the community, the news of his death came as a shock, as only a few minutes he was down town apparently in good health. The deceased had a brother, Gus Stanton, now living in Ballard, Wash., but was too feeble to make the trip here. The funeral was held in the M.E. church on Wednesday, September 27th, conducted by Thomas G. Stull, the remains being laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery.
October 6, 1905
October 13, 1905
- Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick left Grass Valley on Saturday morning, October 7, for Spokane, with the remains of their 2-year old child.
October 20, 1905
- Mrs. John Donahue, met with a horrible accident at her home in Hood River last week, while burning some rubbish. He clothing caught fire and her body was burned so bad that she died a few hours after the accident. Mrs. Donahue was well known in this part of Sherman county, and has many friends who will greatly deplore her death.
October 27, 1905
- Mrs. John Donahue. Published by Request. Mrs. Emma Donohue, while burning a heap of trash in her back yard, in the city of Hood River, Thursday morning of last week, was fatally burned as the result of her clothes catching fire; she lived only about half an hour after the accident happened. Before this occurred, she was well and went about her working with singing. As soon as the news could be flashed over the wires, the physician was summoned, and a host of friends assembled, but she was beyond the reach of human help. Mrs. Donohue was sixty years of age, was born in Lancashire, England and came to America in 1865. She settled first in New York, and afterward came to Sherman county, Oregon, where she was married to John Donohue in 1888. They lived in Sherman county until six years ago since which time they have resided in Hood River. Mrs. Donohue was a kind neighbor, a kind friend, a loving and devoted wife and highly respected by all who knew her; she leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, two children — Mrs. A.L. Jeffery, of Portland, and Mr. Wm. Taylor, of Hood River, and six grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted in the home, Saturday at 3 o’clock, by Rev. W.C. Evans and Rev. W.C. Gilmore. A large number of friends and acquaintances followed the remains to Idlewilde cemetery where Rev. A.L. Hershner made some appropriate remarks in appreciation of the deceased as a neighbor.
- Harry Benson, who formerly lived in this county, died in Idaho the fore part of the week. His remains were brought to Moro and the funeral services were held on Thursday, 26th, at 10 o’clock.
November 3, 1905
November 10, 1905
- Jacob Messinger, aged 84 years past, father of J.W. Messinger, of Moro, died at Laurel, Washington county, on Wednesday, November 1st, 1905.
November 17, 1905
November 24, 1905
- Kent Items. Died. November 15th, 1905, Mrs. Lucie Kelsay, wife of Uncle Billy Kelsay, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dell Howell, of Shaniko. It is sad to part with loved ones here, but oh, the joy when we shall wake to meet them in the place of the king.
- Mr. A. Kelsay and wife of 30-mile, Gilliam county, were in Kent last Friday on their way to Shaniko, having been called there by the death of Mr. Kelsay’s mother.
- Died. — At Shaniko, Oregon, Nov. 16, 1905, of pneumonia, Mrs. Lucy Kelsay, wife of William Kelsay. Interment was at Antelope on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. R. Walker.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Thursday night, November 16th, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. VanWinkle‘s baby, aged 8 months and 5 days. The funeral was held in the M.E. church Saturday and interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The community sympathizes with the parents in their loss. [Son of Myrte VanWinkle]
- Died. Near Grass Valley, on Thursday night, November 16th, 1905, the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Olds, aged 5 months and 4 days. The funeral was held in the M.E. Church Sunday and interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Their many friends sympathize with them in the loss of their only child. [Warren]
December 1, 1905
December 8, 1905
December 15, 1905
- Mrs. Bartell, of The Dalles, died on Monday night, December 11th. Mrs. Bartell was formerly Miss Elton, and had many warm friends.
December 22, 1905
December 29, 1905
- Rev. C.T. Cook preached the funeral sermon in the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon. There was a very large attendance of friends who deeply sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Vanlandingham, in this their sad hour of extreme sorrow. — There is much sympathy in this vicinity for Mr. and Mrs. T. Vanlandingham, who, instead of enjoying the pleasures of Christmas time, were in deep sorrow and almost stricken with grief, for on Monday they were expecting the remains of their son, Bert, who was killed in Idaho last Friday, 22nd, while working in timber. A tree fell on him, striking his head, and was killed. The remains arrived in Grass Valley Monday evening
- The funeral of Bert Vanlandingham was held in the M.E. church Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The casket and grave was covered with choice flowers.
January 5, 1906
January 12, 1906
- A very sad accident occurred at Wasco on Tuesday, a little child of Mr. and Mrs. Large of that city was scalded to death. We did not learn the particulars. [Fay]
- Died. At Kent, Oregon, January 9, 1906, at 2 o’clock, a.m., Theadore, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schadewitz, after an illness of 10 days. Rev. Moore preached the funeral. [Thedore Lee]
January 19, 1906
January 26, 1906
- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Turner’s little baby, 27 days old, died on Monday, January 23d, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery Wednesday, 24th. [Joseph E.]
February 2, 1906
- Died. At West Stayton, Marion Co., Oregon, on Tuesday, January 30th, 1906, Mrs. Ada Porter, aged 53 years. Deceased was the mother of E.E. and C.R. Porter, of Grass Valley and F. Porter of Wilcox. The cause of death was cancer. She leaves a husband, 7 sons, and numerous relatives and friends who deeply mourn her loss.
- E.E. Porter left home on Monday morning for Grass Valley, his mother at that time appearing much better, and he did not learn of his mother’s death until he arrived here Tuesday evening. Ernest and Charley drove to Grants and taken the 3 o’clock train which allowed them to arrive at their destination at 2 o’clock p. m.
February 9, 1906
- Died. At Grass Valley, Oregon, on Thursday morning, February 8th, 1906, at 8 o’clock, a.m., Olaf Lium, brother of Mrs. S. H. [Sophia] Baker. Olaf was aged 16 years, and was just getting over the scarlet fever, and not being strong other complications set in which caused his death. Miss Lium will arrive from Astoria Thursday evening and if necessary arrangements can be made the remains will be sent to the family home, Christine, North Dakota, on Friday morning. The family and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
- Died. Near Kent, on Saturday, February 3rd, 1906, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davis, Miss Anna Thiese; oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiese, of across Buck Hollow. The funeral was largely attended on Monday at 10 o’clock. Rev. Halloman conducting the services.
- Coroner Logan went down to near Rufus where an Indian had been picked up, out of the John Day river. The body had evidently been in the water for some time and was badly decomposed.
February 16, 1906
- After this paper was printed last week Sam H. Baker received a telegram from Mr. Lium, of Dakota, to bury his son here. Plans were changed accordingly and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
- The funeral of Andrew McAdam, who died in the hospital at The Dalles on Saturday, 10th, was held in that city on Monday, 13th. Mr. McAdam was a native of Wigtownshire, Scotland, and came to the United States when about 21 years of age.
February 23, 1906
- Died. In Moro, Oregon, Wednesday night, February 14th, 1906, Mrs. Julia Gibson, aged 55 years. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church Thursday, being conducted by Elder Tonkins, of the Baptist church. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. McFarland and mother of Edward Lewis, of Grass Valley. [Juliet]
March 2, 1906
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ashley died on Thursday morning, February 22nd, 1906, and was buried Friday in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
March 9, 1906
March 16, 1906
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April 20, 1906
- Mrs. Hansen was buried at Monkland on Monday, 16th, and it is said the funeral was one of the largest ever held in that neighborhood. J.A. McDonald, W.F. Weigand and Geo. B. Bourhill were present from here. [Carrie]
- Died. — At his home near Kent, on Saturday, April 14th, Mr. Thos. Craig.
- P.H. Murphy on Tuesday received the news that his oldest sister, Susan J. Marshal, aged 77 years, had died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif.
April 27, 1906
- Tally Newcomb had a brother in San Francisco that met the fate as did many others killed. While on his way to San Francisco met a gentleman in Portland on last Friday who had just arrived from San Francisco, that had been working with Mr. Newcomb’s brother in the painting business, in fact they lived just across the street from each other. Mr. Newcomb’s brother and wife were both killed.
May 4, 1906
May 11, 1906
- Fred Decker died in this city on Saturday evening, May 5th, and the remains were sent to Dufur for burial on Sunday. The deceased was about 23 years old and had been in this vicinity several months.
May 18, 1906
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Saturday, May 12th, 1906, at 9:30 a. m. — Andrew Wm., youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tillson, aged 2 months and 23 days. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. Cook, in the M.E. church Sunday, interment taking place in the IOOF cemetery. The little white casket, carried by 4 small girls, was covered with choice flowers. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Tillson in their hour of deep sorrow.
May 25, 1906
- Died. In The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday morning, May 17th, 1906, John Andrew Patjen. The deceased was born in Germany, February 1839, and leaves a wife, 4 daughters and one son, and numerous friends who mourn his death, the name of the children are Anna Patjens, Mrs. John Schassen, Mrs. T.H. Smith of North Yakima, Mrs. Lizzie Kopke and Mr. John Patjens. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church, Grass Valley, on Saturday, May 19th, being conducted by Rev. Cook, and interment was in the IOOF cemetery.
June 1, 1906
June 8, 1906
June 15, 1906
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Saturday evening, June 10th, 1906, Shephard Newcomb, aged 84 years, 4 months and 24 days. The deceased was born in the state of Ohio, January 17th, 1822. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon, 12th, being conducted by the Rev. Walker of Kent; interment taking place in the IOOF cemetery near town.
June 22, 1906
June 29, 1906
- Dorothy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gardiner, of Portland, died on Thursday night, June 21st. Mr. Gardiner is Mrs. Westerfield’s brother.
July 6, 1906
July 13, 1906
July 20, 1906
- The remains of Gustave Patjens who died about twelve years ago, on Tuesday were transferred from Michigan cemetery to the IOOF cemetery near town, alongside the grave where his father, Andrew Patjens, was laid to rest.
July 27, 1906
August 3, 1906
- R.W. Francis Killed. “Dick” Francis, who followed the occupation of farming near Grass Valley a few years ago, met his death near Prosser, Wash., on Thursday, July 26th, 1906, while working with a Combine harvester. We have no particulars regarding this accident further than the following letter received by Mr. Parr, here in Grass Valley on Monday evening July 30th. – “Prosser, Wash. July 27, 1906. Geo. T. Parr, Dear Sir: — R. W. Francis was killed on his Combined harvester yesterday. Yours truly, Steve C. Potter.” — We find the following in the Spokane Review regarding Mr. Francis: — Prosser, Wash., July 26. — Richard Francis, one of the best known wheat growers of Horse Heaven, 10 miles south-east of here, was probably fatally injured this afternoon while running a combine threshing machine. He fell into the gearing. His back was broken, one eye knocked out, and he received other injuries. The messenger who came to town for a doctor says Francis cannot live.
August 10, 1906
- Mrs. J. H. McCune, aged twenty-nine years, died on July 28th, 1906, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. McCall, in McMinnville. Mrs. McCune was ill about six months and was taken from Grass Valley to the sanitarium near Portland, remaining there about nine weeks, when the doctor decided it was not lung trouble but stomach trouble. [Alice]
August 17, 1906
August 24, 1906
August 31, 1906
September 7, 1906
- Evidently a foul murder was committed at the mouth of the Deschutes river some time Friday or Saturday. The man was well dressed, new suit of clothes, and new underwear, and when found had his shoes off and seemingly was laying down; when someone smashed his head with a large club. The remains were brought to Moro on Tuesday where the Coroner held an inquest. Judge Bourhill says a small pocket book had a name written it, but he did not remember the name. — Later: Deputy Sheriff Peetz informs us that the name written in the small pocket book is O. H. Schuaubelt.
- Mrs. Johnson, who lived in the vicinity of Kent, died on Sunday, September 2nd, 1906. She was taken ill and died very suddenly. The remains were taken to Hood River on Mondays train and the funeral was held Tuesday.
September 14, 1906
- The Morrisson boys, farming in this vicinity, received a telegram from Portland announcing that a brother died at one of the hospitals in that city, sometime Tuesday evening. The message came Wednesday in time for T. C. to take the morning train.
- Mrs. P.M. Boyer received a telegram from the East, last week, which announced the death of her sister.
- Observer, 7th: Dr. E.F. Parr and wife were grieved by a telegram Monday from Berkley, Cal., announcing the death of Mrs. Parr’s mother, Mrs. Nanscowan, who was killed that morning in a street car accident. This is a very sad termination of a most pleasant visit, and our sympathies are extended to Dr. and Mrs. Parr in the trouble.
September 21, 1906
- William Harrison Butts, a well known resident of The Dalles, and also well known in Sherman county, died at home in The Dalles on Friday morning, September 14th, 1906, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Butts was born in LaFayette, Ind., February 20th, 1840, and with his parents crossed the plains to Oregon in 1853. He leaves five children: Mrs. William Maher, of Portland; Truman Butts, of Grass Valley; Mrs. Paulson, Henry and Minnie Butts of The Dalles. The funeral was held in The Dalles on Sunday 16th, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
- Tuesday’s Oregonian, 18th, says: The body of John Donahue was taken to Hood River yesterday for interment. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.J. Jeffrey, 553 Edgar street, Portland, September 15. He was 61 years old, and had been a prominent farmer of Hood River.
September 28, 1906
- A dispatch in Tuesdays Oregonian, dated Sept 24th, from Prineville, says: Advices received here this forenoon state that B. F. Zell, a son of A. Zell, of Prineville, was killed by a hired man at daylight this morning. The tragedy occurred 25 miles southeast of here. Nothing is known here as to the cause of the murder, as no details have been received. The father, with officers, have left for the scene.” The Zells are well known in Sherman county.
October 5, 1906
October 12, 1906
- Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Payne’s little child, aged between six and seven years, died in Grass Valley, Friday evening, October 5th, 1906, the funeral ceremony being held on Saturday, interment in the IOOF cemetery. [Alvin Francis]
October 19, 1906
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday morning, October 13th, 1906, P. M. Boyer, aged 44 years. The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rev. Holloman, in the M.E. church Sunday afternoon, at the grave the Odd Fellows were in charge, using their impressive ritual service. Since returning from the hospital about six weeks ago Mr. Boyer’s health gradually failed; his mind being perfectly clear almost until he breathed his last. The deceased was born in Demark in 1862. Mr. Boyer was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, of Omaha, Nebraska, and also was a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge of Omaha, and held a beneficiary of $2,000. Mr. P.M. Boyer was a good man, a good citizen, and a man whom we believe did not have an enemy.
- John Spoonemore on Monday evening received news of the death of his brother in British Columbia, and was informed that the remains would be shipped to Malot, Wash., for burial. Mr Spoonemore left on Tuesday morning to attend the funeral.
October 26, 1906
November 2, 1906
- A lady by the name of Sexton died in Hood River, Monday, October 29th, the remains were brought to Moro and the funeral ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30, being conducted by Rev. Rubicam. The Sextons we learn formerly lived in Sherman county, between Moro and Wasco.
November 9, 1906
November 16, 1906
November 23, 1906
November 30, 1906
- Rev. J. B. Spight, formerly of Grass Valley, died at Hood River, Tuesday, November 20th, aged 37 years. The deceased left a wife and 2 small children. Mrs. Spight was formerly Miss Brown, who was a teacher in the Baptist Academy at this place three or four years ago.
December 7, 1906
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday, December 1st, 1906, Margaret E. Curl. The funeral services was held Monday and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Rev. Holloman of the Baptist church conducting the services. Margaret E. Curl was born in Cole County, Mo., June 4, 1831, and was at the time of her death aged 75 years, 5 months and 27 days; was the mother of seven children. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church and a staunch supporter of her faith.
December 14, 1906
- John Hull, a farmer living near Wasco, was crushed to death under an O.R.&N. switch engine, on First street, near the company’s yards in The Dalles, on Tuesday afternoon 11th and the funeral was held in Wasco on Thursday afternoon, D.H. McClain of Grass Valley and the Hulls came together from the East a few years ago. It is not known whether Hull was walking along the track and was overtaken by the engine, or whether he tried to pass in front of it. He was 55 years of age and leaves a widow and several children.
December 21, 1906
- Died. At St. Vincent’s Hospital, Portland, Monday, December 17th, 1906, Lewis Smith, of Park Place, aged 29 years, and 6 months.
December 28, 1906
- Mr. Underwood, who was taken to a Portland hospital three or four weeks ago, from Kent, died last week and burial ceremonies were conducted by the Odd Fellows General Relief Committee of Portland. [December 7, 1906 – A young man by the name of Underwood, a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Kent, on Saturday was taken to a Portland Hospital for treatment. Underwood has been working on the Section at Shaniko, and he has a homestead in that vicinity, he came from the East about three years ago and his father and mother are both dead and has a brother living somewhere in the East. Though in a strange land “he is a subject of tender care and attention.”]
January 4, 1907
January 11, 1907
- Died. At the Crystal Springs Sanitarium, Portland, Oregon, January 7th, 1907, B.F. Schaeffer, aged 64 years. Mr. Schaeffer was born in York State in 1842; he removed with his parents to Ohio in 1844, where he resided until he came West about 15 years ago. He will be taken back to his Ohio home for burial.
January 18, 1907
January 25, 1907
- Death of William Baine. William Baine died on Saturday afternoon, January 19th, 1907, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Leonard, living 18 miles south-west of Grass Valley. Deceased was born in Scotland over 80 ago and has been a resident of Wasco and Sherman counties about 28 years, he, with Mr. Battman, having moved from California and they went into business near the present site of Shaniko. The deceased has a brother living near Pendleton, who is aged 73 years and is in such a feeble condition that he could not attend the funeral. On Tuesday, 22nd, the remains were laid in their final resting place in the Odd Fellows cemetery near town where relatives and friends paid their last respect to their loved one and departed friend. There were no church services, appropriate remarks being made at the grave.
End of Roll.
Grass Valley Journal
Grass Valley, Sherman County, Oregon
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Grass Valley Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from February 1, 1907 to June 20, 1913.
February 1, 1907
Missing February 8th, 15th, 22nd, 1907
March 1, 1907
- Death of Elizabeth Ann Hawley. Elizabeth Ann Starr, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 12th, 1836, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I.N. Lemon, Tuesday evening, February 26th, 1907, at 8:30. She crossed the plains to Oregon in 1852, and was married to Jesse Hawley, May 22nd, 1855, and leaves two sons and one daughter, Grant Hawley, of Portland, Oregon, A.W. Hawley, Monroe, Oregon, and Mrs. I.N. Lemon, Grass Valley, Oregon, who, with relatives and numerous friends bow their heads in deep sorrow. The remains were taken to Wasco today in order to arrive in Portland in time to take the west side train to Corvallis Saturday morning, private conveyance will be in waiting at Corvallis to take them to the family burial lot where interment will take place.
March 8, 1907
March 15, 1907
March 22, 1907
- The black diphtheria at Umatilla has claimed two children of the Bullock family, and other children and the father and mother are down with the disease. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock are the parents of Mrs. Arch McFarland.
March 29, 1907
- “Grandma” Petteys died at the Rutland House, Portland, Friday, March 22, 1907. Interment was at Vancouver.
April 5, 1907
- We are sorry to announce in this issue of the Journal, that Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McDonald‘s little child died on Sunday morning at 3 o’clock. The remains were buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery Monday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all. [Infant] — Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McDonald wish to thank the kind friends and neighbors for their valuable assistance and words of sympathy during the illness and death of their little child.
- Mrs. John Clark and Mrs. Roy Vintin received a telegram from Mesa, Wash., Sunday announcing that their father, J.E. Harris, was very low and that he could not live but a few days. Mr. Clark and Mr. Vintin made quick arrangements and drove to Grants that evening in time to take the 12:15 train. Mr. Harris has two sisters, Mrs. Sultana Ramsey and Mrs. Mary Haney, who live at Lafayette, Yamhill county.
April 12, 1907
- Death of John E. Harris. On account of some of his children and sisters not being able to be at his bedside, during his sickness and death, the remains were embalmed and placed in a vault, at Connell, Wash., and the funeral will be held at Moro, Oregon, near the 1st of June, due notice will given of date.
- Mr. and Mrs. Alsups infant child died Monday evening, April 8th.
- John E. Harris died at Mesa, Wash., last week some time, and the funeral was held there on Saturday, April 6, we do not have at hand at this time, any particulars regarding his sickness further than the cause of his death was quick consumption.
April 19, 1907
April 26, 1907
May 3, 1907
- Mrs. A. B. Westerfield. Died in Portland, Oregon, April 24, 1907. She was born in Lafayette, Oregon, May 21, 1862, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson. She leaves a husband and three children, two daughters and a son, and mother, two brothers and four sisters, and numerous friends who bow in deep sorrow. The greater part of her life was spent at Lafayette, until about four years ago when she moved with her husband and family to McMinnville, where her husband has had charge as Foreman of the News-Reporter. The deceased has suffered greatly for a number of years and only a few weeks ago was removed to Portland to better her condition and all that human hand could do to relieve her was of no avail, and she passed to the great beyond. While Effie Westerfield has gone from the scenes, the conflicts, the sorrows and pleasures of life, she will still live in the hearts of those who knew her best. Her true worth was better known in her home where her loving kindness was most conspicuous in devotion to her family. Her devotion as wife and mother will long linger as a fragrant memory which her presence brightened and which death has darkened. She was a member of the Degree of Honor lodge of Lafayette. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. Church, Sunday April 28th, and the remains laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery.
- Died — At the home of its parents, Vern, infant son of John H. and Ada Dugger. Was born March 6th, 1907, died Friday, April 26th, 1907, and buried in the Michigan Cemetery Sunday April 28th.
- Tuesday, April 30th, Mr. E.C. Davis transferred the remains of his oldest son from the Michigan cemetery to the Odd Fellows cemetery near town. Although the remains were buried just sixteen years ago the casket was in a good state of preservation.
May 10, 1907
May 17, 1907
May 24, 1907
- Mrs. Wes Harris died in Washington last week and the funeral was held on the 13th.
- Parties who desire to attend the funeral of the late J.E. Harris, at Moro, Sunday, will have plenty of time to go and return by train.
- FUNERAL NOTICE. – The funeral of the late John E. Harris will be held at Moro, Oregon, Sunday, May 26th. Friends invited. The ceremony will commence at 10:30 a.m.
May 31, 1907
- The funeral of the late John E. Harris was held in Moro, Sunday, May 25.
June 7, 1907
- Thursday, May 30th, Mrs. E.C. Davis received a telegram from Portland, that her sister, Mrs. Bozart, was dead. Mr. and Mrs. Davis immediately drove to Biggs to take the 3 o’clock p.m. train, arriving there a little late; it was necessary to wait until early the next morning.
June 14, 1907
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Wednesday morning, June 12th, 1907, at 1 o’clock, Orlando, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam H. Baker, aged 6 weeks and 3 days. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church Thursday morning at 10:30. Sympathy from the entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Baker in their hour of deep sorrow. [Orland S.]
June 21, 1907
June 28, 1907
- The name of the man found in the river at Grants, Wednesday 19th, was E.W. Ewers. Coroner Taylor says the body was identified by Railroad officials, who communicated with his relatives in the East.
July 5, 1907
- Died. In Portland, Oregon, Thursday evening, June 27th, 1907. A. Smith, aged 74 years. Heart failure is given as the cause of death. The deceased was well known in this part of the county having arrived here about 17 years ago, but for the past four or five years has been living near Portland.
July 12, 1907
- “Whiskey, That’s All” may be said as being the true cause of the disgraceful affair at McDonald P.O., on the evening of July 2nd, in which John Freeman lost his life. [Jack]
July 19, 1907
July 26, 1907
- ‘Grandpa” Rust, who died Friday evening at his home near Moro, was well and favorably known in Sherman county, having lived here a number of years. He had been in very poor health for some time, and was well advanced in years. The funeral was held at Moro on Sunday. [Lot M.]
August 2, 1907
- Drowning of Ray Moore. While swimming in the Columbia, Friday morning, July 26th. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Moore. [photo] Sorrow in Grass Valley on receipt of News. The Suction Drew Him Beneath The Regulator Wharfboat In The Dalles. — Body In The Water About Three Hours. While at the Regulator dock Sunday evening, Mr. Moore explained the sad drowning to the Editor of the Journal; the following in The Dalles Chronicle, are about the facts and we publish the same in full: While attending to his duties as register at the land office this morning, (Friday, July 26th,) a few minutes after 10 o’clock, a boy brought the awful news to Mr. C.W. Moore that his young son, Ray, had been drowned in the river at the Regulator dock. Rushing out of the office he soon reached the scene to find a number already gathered on the dock and a small boy — Harry Anderson, a son of L. Anderson, who is employed in the Burns meat market — standing on the wharf boat as if he had just been swimming. The little fellow was frightened to death and shaking all over told how Ray was in swimming with him when the accident happened. Between sobs he said that they had been swimming together for a little while and he got out and was sitting on the dock, when Ray took the “wings” off and threw them to him, saying “Guess I don’t need them anymore.” He started to swim further out when Harry told him not to go, that the men had told him that it was not safe. Just then Ray seemed to strike a suction from the current around the wharf boat and yelled for help. “He was almost near enough to grab my foot,” said Harry, ” and I put my leg out so he could grab it, but he sank right away. Then I yelled for the men.” In a short space of time a large crowd had gathered on the dock, and with wonderful control, but face blanched, the father stayed on the wharf boat as they moved it out and assisted while they prepared to drag the river. All sorts of grappling contrivances were used, but all in vain, and at the noon hour he had not been found. Then C.J. Billedeau, who has had some experience along that line, rigged up a grappling hook and when the steamer Simons had pulled the wharf boat further out continued to drag the water between the dock and the boat. At about 1:30 when the hook was twenty-five feet out in the water about twelve feet deep, he felt it catch on something and in a moment brought the body to the surface. The hooks had caught in the trunk Ray wore and the body was not bruised. Mr. Moore never left the scene until the body was brought up and then hastened to his home where her father and neighbors were attempting to console the heart broken mother, who is beside herself with grief. Ray had been learning to swim during the past two or three days, but had been in the sloughs, where the danger is not so great. Evidently he grew over confident or did not realize the danger of swimming in the Columbia, for he was considered a careful boy for one of his age, 15 years. He was small for his years but a perfect little gentleman, and during their short residence here Ray has made friends of all the boys, while the neighbors all liked him and today were heard to speak often in his praise. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Moore, there being a daughter two years his senior.
- On Friday afternoon at about 11 o’clock, the people of Grass Valley were greatly shocked by receiving a telephone message that Ray Moore was drowned in the Columbia river. It has been a long time since all the people of this vicinity have had their hearts so unitedly touched with sadness. Ray’s death was so wholly unexpected and the people here had hardly got done rejoicing over Mr. Moore being appointed Register of the Land Office and of the many better advantages and opportunities that Ray and Mabel would have to develop their talents. With the exception of the past two months Ray had lived his whole life at Grass Valley. No boy was more of a general favorite with both old and young than Ray. He had a jovial, happy disposition, which, with his strict honesty and integrity, won him the highest esteem and love from all that knew him. Ray’s host of friends had predicted a bright future for him, as he was ambitious and all that he did was done with a determination to master. Though only a boy Ray realized the seriousness and responsibilities of life. He attended Sunday school devotedly, very seldom missing being present in his class unless sick or out of town. About a year and a half ago he gave his heart to God and later was baptized. He realized the importance of the step and always strove to live a Christian life. While it is heart-rendering to his loved ones and friends to know they can not have Ray any more in this life it is consoling to know that he by his stand to live a Christian life won a home in heaven. Ray was a dutiful, loving son, and brother. For his bereaved and stricken parents a place is made vacant which never can be filled. They have the sympathy of his entire County and all mourn with them in this their great loss. While the friends in Grass Valley and Sherman county realized they could do very little to comfort and console the bereaved ones, they did what they could. A special train was ordered and about fifty from Grass Valley and twenty-five from Moro, attended the funeral at The Dalles, which was held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the house, conducted by Rev. Poling, interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The pallbearers from Grass Valley were Floyd Westerfield, Arthur Smith, Wily Knighten, Clarence Kelly, Charles Davis, William Davis. The pall bearers chosen from among Ray’s Dalles companions were Harry Anderson, Charles Huntington, Gilbert Kelly, Wallace McArthur, Joe Ryczek, and Alfred Whealdon. Flowers, the very choicest, covered the grave. The good people of The Dalles were every ready to give assistance and words of comfort to the bereaved family.
- Death of Mrs. Joseph Sherar. Passed away from this life at her late home, Sherar Bridge, Oregon, on Sunday afternoon, July 28th, 1907 at 5 o’clock. Jane A. Herbert was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, October 11th, 1848, and was therefore at the time of her death, aged, 56 years, 9 months and 18 days; was married to Joseph Sherar April 26th, 1863. The cause of death was tuberculor peritonitis, and while she has been bedfast for several weeks she has been a patient sufferer, since her sickness two trained nurses have been constantly at her bedside, and the best medical attention has been received. Mrs. Sherar was possessed of great vitality, was of cheerful disposition, kind hearted and loved by those who knew her best. The funeral was held in The Dalles, Tuesday, July 30th, 1907.
August 9, 1907
- Mrs. Nena Staples, wife of C. G. Staples, of Spokane, died very suddenly in The Dalles, Thursday morning, August 1st. She was sleeping on the lawn in a tent, and in the morning she was noticed to be in an uncommonly deep sleep, and in a few minutes thereafter was found to be dead. Mrs. Staples was a very fleshy woman, and it is supposed the extreme hot weather had weakened the action of her heart. She was a sister of Mrs. C.W. Moore and came to The Dalles to attend the funeral of her nephew, Ray Moore, who was drowned at the Regulator dock. She leaves a husband and a son, Oliver Staples, of Spokane, and a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Campbell, of Wonder, Nevada. Her father, Dr. C.R. Rollins, survives her, also three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Staples was about 50 years old.
- Dr. James M. Smith, of Portland, was drowned at Long Beach, Wash., on Tuesday morning, 6th, while attempting to save his son from drowning.
- Mrs. C.G. Staples, sister of Mrs. C.W. Moore, died in The Dalles, sometime early Thursday morning, 1st. We did not learn any of the particulars regarding her death. He home was in Spokane, at which place the funeral was held. This was indeed, a very sad death, and the relatives have the sympathy of all.
August 16, 1907
August 23, 1907
August 30, 1907
September 6, 1907
September 13, 1907
- The remains of Miss Thompson, who died in a Portland, were brought to Moro on Monday’s train, and interment was in the Rose cemetery. The deceased was, we learn, a sister of Mrs. N.W. Thompson. [Elsie]
September 20, 1907
- Mr. Brower, father of Mrs. L.E. Coyle, died at his home in McMinnville, on September 5th, of cancer.
- Mrs. Gilbert Davis went to Antelope Wednesday evening to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Kimsey, held in that city Thursday, 19th.
September 27, 1907
October 4, 1907
October 11, 1907
- O.C. Eakin received word Sunday evening from a long lost brother, the message was sent from the Alberta country saying the brother was dying in a hospital.
October 18, 1910
- O.C. Eakin has received word of the death of his brother in Alberta.
October 25, 1907
November 1, 1907
November 8, 1907
November 15, 1907
November 22, 1907
- Dr. M.B. Taylor, Coroner, was called to the Vic Smith farm near Moro, on Tuesday morning to investigate the death of Edward Henderson, who was found Monday evening pinioned between two wagons loaded with wheat. While delivering grain and going up a hill the trailer was dropped and the front wagon was taken to the top and down a little slope so it would be an easy matter to fasten the trailer; while no other person was present, it was supposition that he could not stop the trailer, and in some manner caught between the two wagons and was crushed to death. The name of Edward Henderson was on some army discharge papers found in his possession.
November 29, 1907
December 6, 1907
December 13, 1907
December 20, 1907
December 27, 1907
- Mrs. W.E. Garrett left on last Friday morning’s train for Halsey, on receiving a telegram that her mother was very low, — Later: Mrs. Chastain died on Sunday morning, December 22nd, at the advanced age of 83 years. She was a pioneer, honored and respected.
- The man Schleigel, who was sent to the Asylum from this county several months ago, died at that place last week. Judge Bourhill says the court can find out nothing about relatives of the deceased.
January 3, 1908
January 10, 1908
January 17, 1908
- The funeral of Mrs. Calbreath was largely attended at Moro, Sunday, 12.
January 24, 1908
January 31, 1908
- Kent Items. Mrs. J.W. Leonard received the sad news of the death of her brother last Friday.
- Mrs. O.W. Richardson died in Wasco on Saturday, January 25th, 1908, of pneumonia, aged 61 years, 6 months and 18 days; the funeral was held at Wasco on Tuesday 28th; the deceased was warmly loved by all. [Mary A.]
- Mrs. Robert Walker, of Gresham, attended the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Richardson, at Wasco, on the 28th. Also Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walker, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walker of this city were present.
February 7, 1908
- W.A. Kentner. Was born in Wisconsin, in 1860, who with his parents moved to Minnesota just as the war broke out; when he was fifteen years old he came to Polk county, Oregon; he attended Bishop Scott’s grammar school for two years and graduated. He was in the sheep business on the Deschutes until the Indian outbreak, and at that time he disposed of his sheep and went to Lewiston, Idaho. In 1880 he moved to Spokane County, Washington, and on August 14, 1881 he married Elizabeth H. Bartholmew. In 1885 he with his family moved to Polk county, Oregon, and in 1892 moved to Lane county, and resided on a homestead until 1901, when he moved to Sherman county, where he has resided since; he became a Christian some few days before his death, and was willing to go. He was a kind and loving husband, and indulgent father. He leaves a widow, and six children. He died on January 18th, 1908, at The Dalles Sanitarium, from gangrene. He was aged 47 years, 11 months and 16 days.
February 14, 1908
- Death of Joseph H. Sherar. Joseph H. Sherar died at The Dalles Sanitarium, Tuesday morning, February 11th, 1908. Mr. Sherar was born in Vermont, November 16th, 1833, being, therefore, at the time of his death, aged 74 years, 2 months and 26 days. There is not a community in Eastern Oregon where Sherar’s Bridge is not known and for 37 years it has been a prominent point in the map of the State and the almost ceaseless travel that wends its way across the bridge comes and goes to all points of the northwest. In 1863 on the west bank of the river, Mr. Sherar erected a fine hotel of thirty-three rooms and furnished it with all the modern conveniences, and supplied it with the purest spring water and nestles under the protection of the rolling heights on that side of the river and it is an ideal retreat for one wishes to enjoy the quiet and wildness of a summer outing with the comforts of a home. On April 26, 1863, Mr. Sherar married Jane A. Herbert, the wedding occurring on Fifteen mile creek, Mrs. Sherar died at the Bridge, Sunday, July 28th, 1908. 
- Mr. and Mrs. James Enberg, who buried their little child in The Dalles on Sunday, 9th, spent the fore part of the week with Mr. and Mrs. C.D. O’Leary, leaving Wednesday morning for their home.
- Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Holmes attended the funeral of Joseph Sherar, held in The Dalles, Thursday, 13th.
February 21, 1908
- The funeral of Mrs. Christman, wife of Sheriff Christman, was held in The Dalles on Sunday, 16th. [Chrisman]
February 28, 1908
March 6, 1908
- Carl Wilhelm Battman, died at the home of John L. Wray, on Friday, February 28th, 1908. The funeral service was held in the M. E. church this city, Sunday, March 1st, being conducted by the Rev. Chandler. The deceased was born April 10, 1831, at Rateburg, near Dresden, Germany; he came to this country in ’53, landing at Galveston after a voyage of 80 days in a small sailing vessel, in ’57 he went to California and was an early miner; here he met W.E. Bain in March 8, ’58 while working in a quartz mine, and they went into partnership which lasted until Mr. Bain’s death, which occurred January 19th, 1907. Mr. Battman was a son of a prominent physician, who was Knighted and Decorated with the Cross of King Albert by Johoann Nepomuck, King of Saxony, for valuable services rendered to his country. Mr. Battman was a member of the Lutheran church, and for a number of years in Germany followed the occupation of bookkeeper, was an educated man and took considerable pride in the fact that he was able to master five different languages.
March 13, 1908
- The funeral of Mr. McMillian, a prominent farmer of near Wasco, was held in that city Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. During the services all business houses were closed.
March 20, 1908
March 27, 1908
April 3, 1908
April 10, 1908
April 17, 1908
April 24, 1908
May 1, 1908
May 8, 1908
- Mrs. Roy Axtell of Moro, died in a Dalles Hospital early Tuesday morning; and the funeral was held in Moro Thursday afternoon under the auspices of Lupine Rebekah Lodge No. 116. The deceased was formerly Miss Martin. [Katie]
May 15, 1908
May 22. 1908
- C.E. Christman died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Taylor, in The Dalles, Oregon, Friday evening, May 15th, 1908, being past 73 years of age. The deceased was a highly respected citizen of The Dalles, kind hearted and he was dearly loved by his children. Mr. Christman crossed the plains to Oregon in 1844.
- Mr. C. A. Buckley last week received the sad news of the sudden death of his sister, Mrs. M.M. Bassett, who lived in New York. Mrs. Bassett had numerous warm friends in Grass Valley.
- Henry Goetjen died at his home in the Rutledge vicinity on Thursday, May 14th, 1908, at 5:30 p.m., after a prolonged illness. The funeral ceremony was held in the M.E. church at 2 o’clock, being conducted by the Rev. Chandler. The remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery. The following lines we have been requested to publish: “Our precious one from us has gone, A voice we love is still, A place is vacant in our home; Which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled. The home his love had given, And, though his body molders there, His soul is safe in heaven.”
May 29, 1908
- Mr. Walker died last Thursday near Wasco. He was the father of the Editor of the Wasco News.
June 5, 1908
- John Richardson, brother of Hawley Richardson of Kent, died at Whiteson, Yamhill county, on Sunday, May 31st.
June 12, 1908
- Died. — At the home of his parents in North Yamhill, Oregon, Monday, June 1st, 1908, Pierce Roberts, aged 47 years, 2 months and 3 days. The deceased was well known in this vicinity, he having come to this county about 20 years ago with the Coon family and he taken up a homestead about two miles south of Grass Valley.
June 19, 1908
June 26, 1908
July 3, 1908
- Mrs. Mathis, who has been visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Rebman, received word Sunday morning from Klondike, of the death of Mrs. Anson.
July 10, 1908
July 17, 1908
- The little two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goetjen, of Kent, died on Friday afternoon July 10th, at 3:20. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Sunday morning and services were held in the M.E. church, being conducted by the Rev. Walker, of Salem. It was a severe blow to the father and mother in departing with their little darling.
July 24, 1908
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stradley‘s little baby died Wednesday morning, 22nd, and will be taken to Mosier on Thursday for burial.
July 31, 1908
- Mrs. J.C. Williams. [photo] Was born at Woodland, Washington, on the 4th of July, 1881. Died at Redlands, California, Wednesday, July 22nd, 1908, at 6 o’clock, p.m., aged 27 years and 19 days. Carrie Davis was married to J.C. Williams on August 1st, 1899, two children were born to them, son and daughter, the son Clifford, passed from this earth, April 26, 1904. Mrs. Williams was a member of the M.E. church and lived every day of her life up to the broad doctrine of Christianity laid down by Christ; she was held in high esteem by all who knew her, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Grass Valley under whose auspices the funeral ceremony was held. While the husband, little daughter, father, mother, brothers and sisters, drop the silent tear of sympathy for her loss, the angel of eternal life stands at the pearly gates with a crown of eternal life, and will say “Enter into your eternal Rest.”
- Tuesday evening Roy Walker received a message from Weston, announcing the death of his Uncle, Hugh Walker. The funeral was held in Weston Thursday afternoon.
August 7, 1908
- Mrs. James Woods died in Moro on Monday morning, August 3rd, the funeral being held Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended. Before her marriage the deceased’s name was Norcross, and was a sister of Mrs. B.F. Peetz. [Marie Emily]
- The funeral of the late Mrs. J.C. Williams was held in the M.E. church Thursday afternoon, July 30th, the sermon was conducted by the Rev. Chandler. There was a very large crowd present to pay their last respect and during the funeral every business house in town was closed. At the grave the Rebekah lodge were in charge and their ritual funeral ceremony was very impressive. The grave was banked with the choicest flowers. [Carrie E.]
August 14, 1908
August 21, 1908
August 28, 1908
- One of Mr. Silvertooth’s boys died in Antelope on Tuesday evening, the cause of death we did not learn.
- Mrs. Westerfield received word last week of the death of her Uncle, Henry Martin. The remains were laid to rest at Martins Bluff.
September 4, 1908
September 11, 1908
September 18, 1908
September 25, 1908
October 2, 1908
- Mr. E. Shute of this place received word Saturday of the death of his mother near Oregon City, and started Sunday morning for the home of his father, who 90 years of age.
October 9, 1908
- C.H. Augee‘s little baby died on Sunday evening, 4th, and the remains were taken to Vancouver for burial.
October 16, 1908
- Died. In this city Sunday morning, October 11th, 1908, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Baker, being born on July 11th, was at the time of its death thirteen weeks old. The little ones illness was first noticed Saturday evening, but was not thought to be so serious, and passed away, early Sunday morning, the cause of death being cholera-infantum. Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church Monday at 2 o’clock, being conducted by Rev. Chandler, and the church was crowded with friends who deeply sympathize with Mr. Baker and family in their sad bereavement.
- Mrs. Julia Ann Holder. Julia Ann Kompp, was born June 23, 1833, in Germany, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, early Wednesday morning, October 14th, 1908. She came to the United States when nine years of age; married A. Holder, January 15th, 1852, at Libertyville, Iowa, and they crossed the plains to Oregon the same year, residing in Benton county until the Fall of 1885, when they moved to Sherman county where they have since resided. To this union were born six children, two of whom are living, L.D. Holder of this city and Wm. Holder, of Silver Lake. The funeral being held in the M. E. church this city, Thursday afternoon.
- Died. P.M. Ruggles, in Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, October 13th, 1908. The funeral was held in Moro on Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the Woodmen Lodge, of which he was a beneficiary member. The deceased leaves a brother, wife and seven children to mourn his loss. Mr. Ruggles came to Sherman county about twenty years ago.
- The funeral of Mrs. J.C. Brogan, who died of heart failure, was held in The Dalles last week, from the Catholic church.
October 23, 1908
- The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Remington of Free Bridge, died Sunday evening at 11 o’clock at their home, of pneumonia. — Daily Chronicle.
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday morning, October 17th, 1908, Carl, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Warfield, aged 6 months and 17 days. The funeral was held in the M.E. church Monday morning, being conducted by the Rev. Chandler, interment in the IOOF cemetery. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.
October 30, 1908
November 6, 1908
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 3rd, 1908, Raymond Black, aged 3 years and 9 months. The funeral service was held at the home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Croup and pneumonia being the causes of little Raymond’s death. This is, indeed, a very sad blow to the heart stricken parents, in the loss of one dearly loved, and the entire community deeply sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Black in this their hour of profound sorrow.
November 13, 1908
November 20, 1908
November 27, 1908
- The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Wilcox died on Thursday, November 19th, 1908. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery on Friday.
December 4, 1908
December 11, 1908
- Death of W.D. Garfield. Dies Suddenly at his Home in Kent, Wednesday, Dec. 9th. Coroner M.B. Taylor received word Wednesday morning that W.D. Garfield had died very suddenly at his home in Kent, and requesting him to hold an inquest, after receiving later information it was deemed not necessary to hold inquest. Mr. Garfield was remarkably active for a man of his age being about 75 years old; has been living in Kent and vicinity for a number of years. Mrs. Houghton of Kent is a daughter of the deceased. The remains will be brought to Grass Valley this Friday morning, 11, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. [Daniel W.]
- Mr. and Mrs. John Shreeve’s little child died at Kent, Wednesday at about 1 o’clock, aged 18 months.
- Clifton Messinger died in Moro on Sunday, 6th, and the funeral was held Monday morning. Clifton, was a son of Mr. O. B. Messinger the drayman.
December 18, 1908
December 25, 1908
- Mrs. L.T. Edwards who died in The Dalles last week and whose funeral was held in Moro, 17th, was born in Yamhill county, four miles north of McMinnville. She was aged about 34 years. [Jane]
- The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Chisholm of Kent, died on Thursday, 17th, and the remains were taken to The Dalles Friday for burial.
January 1, 1909
- Mrs. O.P. Hulse died in Portland on last Friday night and the remains were brought to Moro for burial. She had been in very poor health for some time. [Mary A]
January 8, 1909
January 15, 1909
- Died. In Grass Valley, Or., Sunday, January 10th, 1909, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Weigand. The remains were taken to The Dalles for interment.
January 22, 1909
- William Kelsay, a well known and honored pioneer of Eastern Oregon, died in Shaniko, Sunday, January 10, 1909, after a short illness, aged 78 years. Mr. Kelsay came to Oregon 25 years ago and has most of the time lived in Wasco county. Of the eight surviving children there are: D.R. Kelsay, J.S. Kelsay, Mrs. G.R. Moorehead, J.B. Kelsay, Mrs. D.A. Howell, Mrs. F.F. Lanphear and L.N. Kelsay. The remains were interred Wednesday in the Antelope cemetery.
January 29, 1909
February 5, 1909
- Mr. James McMillen, a highly respected citizen of Wasco, died at The Dalles hospital last Friday, aged about 70 years. The funeral was held in Wasco Sunday, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge of that city. The deceased had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for 50 years.
- February 12, 1909
- Obituary. Mr. J.O. McBride was born in Cumberland county, Penn., June 20th, 1829; when 5 years of age his parents moved to Massillon, Stark co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood. At Washington Village, Richland county, Ohio, in the year 1850 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Emmaline Conwell. After seven years of residence in that state he moved over into Iowa, living in that state for 3 years, after which he returned to the state of Ohio where he made his home for 20 years, removing thence to Kansas, residing there until he came to Oregon 7 years ago. Mr. McBride was converted at Brookfield, Stark Co., Ohio, at the age of 20, becoming a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has remained a faithful member until the day of his death, February 1st, 1909. Grandpa had been a great sufferer for the last ten months of his life, but his patience was equal to his suffering, and his faith was bright and unfaultering till the gracious God in his infinite mercy said, “It is enough, come up higher” at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 11 days. The deceased is survived by his devoted wife and 6 children, two having preceded him to their reward. The surviving ones are, Mrs. Newton Fawcett, Tiggartville, Oregon, Howard of Gresham, Frank of Bickelton, Wm. C. of Portland, Mrs. W.S. Yates of Junction City, Kansas, and Mrs. A.B. Craft of Gresham, Oregon, with who he was making his home at the time of his decease. Interment was made in the Lents cemetery. At his special request the funeral services were conducted by his former pastor, W.A. Sexton, at the Grange Hall of that community, the members of which participated in the services at the grave.
February 19, 1909
February 26, 1909
- Miss Ella Walkenshaw on Monday morning received a very sad message, which announced that her brother was found dead in a field near Condon. The details of his death, at this writing, we do not know. Mr. King and Ella left for Condon by team as soon as possible. Mr. Walkenshaw visited his sister in this city several weeks ago remaining several days.
- The funeral of Mrs. Maude Bonn, who died at White Bluffs, Wash., was held in The Dalles Sunday afternoon.
- Much sympathy is expressed to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Holt of Kent, in the death of their only son, who passed away last Thursday morning, February 18th, after a very brief illness. Walter was aged 10 years, 4 months and 16 days.
March 5, 1909
March 12, 1909
- An old gentleman by the name of Robertson was found dead in his bed Saturday morning, at the home of his son living several miles East of Monkland. He was about 80 years old.
March 19, 1909
April 2, 1909
- Died. At Woodland, Wash., Monday March 22, 1909, Mr. Bozarth, the husband, is a cousin of Mrs. E.C. Davis, of this city.
- Died. At Monmouth, Oregon, March 27, 1909, Miss Oda Belchee, aged about 22 years. The cause of her death was that dreaded disease consumption. The remains arrived at Moro, Monday and were laid to rest Tuesday in the Rose cemetery at Hay Canyon.
April 9, 1909
April 16, 1909
- The funeral of Wm. H. Munro, who died near Moro on April 10th, was held in Portland on the 11th. [Wm H. Monroe]
- Lewis H. Scott, after an illness of more than a year, died at his home in Dufur on March 30th. He was born in Marion county April 8, 1864. Fourteen years ago he married Miss Florence Blackerby, who died shortly after their marriage. About a year ago he was united to Miss Lottie Williams.
April 23, 1909
April 30, 1909
May 7, 1909
- John Kenneth O’Leary, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. O’Leary, of McKenzie Bridge, died in the hospital at Eugene, April 27, 1909, of appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary were former citizens of Grass Valley.
May 14, 1909
May 21, 1909
- Richard Sigman, of Dufur, died at The Dalles hospital Thursday morning May 13th, 1909, death resulting from apoplexy. The funeral was held at Dufur Saturday. Mr. Sigman was 65 years of age, being born in Ohio, July 26, 1844. He is survived by several sisters in the east and by seven children, Melvin and Alvin, farmers near Dufur, Alberta, a Sherman county farmer; Jessie, wife of Darius Smith of Eight Mile, Mrs. Milton O’Brien, Dufur, Misses Margareta and Nettie Sigman of Dufur.
May 28, 1909
- J.J. Wooley, aged 79, a retired rancher, died at his home in The Dalles Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was a pioneer of Wasco county, having resided there since 1852. Mr. Geo. Warfield left for The Dalles Monday to attend the funeral.
June 4, 1909
June 11, 1909
June 18, 1909
June 25, 1909
- Frank Hawley died in Portland on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. He was a brother of Ira and Ben Hawley.
July 2, 1909
- The little 16 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Benson, of Five Mile, died very suddenly Sunday evening from the effects of drinking fly poison.
July 9, 1909
- Eugene Leonard of Wasco was drowned in the Deschutes river on Saturday evening, July 3rd, at a point about 18 miles west of Shaniko. Mr. R.C. Atwood and wife, Vic Smith and wife, Eugene Leonard and wife, left Wasco in the morning to spend the 4th on the Deschutes; upon their arrival they proceeded to bathe and some of party ventured out too far; we were not told up to this writing the details, but Mr. Geo. Berrian, with a great struggle saved the two ladies from drowning but was unable to save Mr. Leonard. Mr. Atwood hurried to Shaniko to telegraph the sad news to Wasco; fifteen men from Wasco with four automobiles were soon on their way to Sherar bridge passing through Grass Valley at midnight, Mr. Barnum with his auto accompanied the party from Moro. At the bridge the party patroled up the river and at this writing, Monday evening, the body had not been recovered. The following gentlemen from Wasco that we met and whom were going to the river to search for the body were E.S. Catron, L.W. Ross, Mr. [Mc]Kean, Chas. Akers, Dr. Morse and Kenneth McPherson, from Moro were County Clerk H.S. McDanel, Sheriff J.C. Freeman, Deputy Sheriff McKean and L.D. Barnum.
July 16, 1909
- The body of Eugene Leonard drowned in the Deschutes river at “Cove” on the evening of July 3rd, was found on Monday evening 12th, by a Geo. Dodd. The body was found about 12 miles below where the sad accident occurred.
- The body of Eugene Leonard passed through Grass Valley on Wednesday morning for Dayton, Wash., where the funeral will be held.
July 23, 1909
July 30, 1909
- Death of Edna Walker. On last Sabbath afternoon, July 25th, 1909, death visited our quiet little city and claimed for its own one of our most respected and beloved young mothers, Mrs. Edna Josephine Vintin Walker. Mrs. Walker was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Vintin who have lived in the vicinity of Grass Valley for the past 25 years. Mrs. Walker was born in Grass Valley and had a host of friends among our young people with whom she was decidedly popular. She was born January 7, 1886, and was 23 and a half years old. She was united in marriage March 18th, 1906, to Wm Walker, in which relationship they lived happily together til the end came. To this union was born one child, 4 days old when the mother passed away. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Tuesday, conducted by the Pastor of the Baptist Church, J.C. Hayner, assisted by Rev. Weaver of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Walker was not a member of our church but expressed a desire to join the Baptist church to which the family belong. The funeral service was shot, the pastor laying special stress on the importance and pleasure in the thought of the resurrection. Also urging the necessity of considering the brevity of life, that the young die as well as the old, and the importance of preparation for the grim reaper and of the beauty of the resurrected body. The Rebekahs also added much to the services as they carried out their burial service in their ritual; Mrs. Walker was a Rebekah and the large attendance of the members at the service and the beautiful floral offerings showed in what high esteem this sister was held. The white casket covered with so many beautiful flowers and the large attendance at the funeral service, gave good evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. The bereaved family have the united sympathy of the entire community.
August 6, 1909
August 13, 1909
August 20, 1909
- It was J.O. Elrod’s auto that ran over and killed Samual Lauber in Portland, April 8th, and while it was purely an accident, Mr. Elrod paid the estate $1,000 in full settlement.
- Mrs. Mayme Lyle, wife of Robert Lyle who formerly ran a blacksmith shop in Grass Valley, committed suicide in Portland on August 5th. The first report was that she was in ill health and penniless. After death, however, her trunk was searched and over $100 was found in cash.
August 27, 1909
September 3, 1909
- We understand that the little Howell baby died near Kent, Sunday morning.
- Died. Edward Sproul, son of Ray and Horatio Sproul, August 29th, 1909, at Kent, Oregon, aged 1 year. The bereaved parents have our deepest sympathy. -Harland Shute.
September 10, 1909
- The first accident that proved fatal, on the construction of the Deschutes Railroad, occurred at the Hastings camp at Sherar Bridge Thursday evening, Sept. 2nd, A. Rowson, while sleeping in a tent with Bill Foley and James Reece, was struck by a rock about the size of a man’s head, the rock torn through the tent and struck Rowson on the left side with caused internal injuries and also breaking his arm in two places. Rowson was brought to the Railroad hospital in Grass Valley at 6 o’clock Friday morning, and died at 10:45. Rowson was a native of England and had no relatives in this country, he was 37 years and 6 months old.
September 17, 1909
September 24, 1909
- Mrs. Ann Merrill, pioneer of ’49, died at St. John’s on Sunday evening, of heart failure. The funeral was held Tuesday at Martin’s Bluff.
October 1, 1909
October 8, 1909
October 15, 1909
October 22, 1909
- Died. Geneva Lorena Shute was born in Clackamas county, Oregon, October 17th, 1891, and died at her home near Kent, Oregon, Sunday, October 17th, 1909, aged 18 years. She was always a kind and loving daughter and sister and a true friend. She was a conscientious Christian character, and loved and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was buried in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery on October 18th, 1909, the burial service being conducted by Rev. F. E. Smith.
- Geneva L. Shute died at her home four miles southwest of Kent, Sunday morning October 17th, 1909, passing away on her 18th birthday. She was a church member and said “I’m not afraid to go.” The remains were laid to rest Monday, 18th, in the Odd Fellows cemetery, the Rev. Smith officiating.
- George W. Perkins, aged 90, died at his home in Lafayette Saturday, 16th. He was a pioneer of 1853.
October 29, 1909
- Carrie, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Leonard, living at the head of Sherar grade, died on Saturday afternoon, October 23rd, 1909, of Typhoid-pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery near town on Monday, 25th, the funeral was held in the M. E. church, being conducted by the Rev. Smith. Two other children are very low with the same disease, and this detained the mother from attending the funeral. [Carrie M.]
November 5, 1909
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, at 3 o’clock in the morning, Thursday, November 4th, 1909, Ira Hawley, aged about 26 years. The cause of death was internal injuries. His sister, Willa Hawley arrived Wednesday evening and as we go to press Thursday arrangements were being made to take the remains on the 9:45 morning train to Cottage Grove, for burial. Ira Hawley was a young man of good moral character, and had many friends. —Ben Hawley arrived Sunday evening to see his brother Ira, who was seriously hurt last week by being thrown from his horse.
November 12, 1909
- The two men that died here Tuesday were both old men, and have been following railroad work for a number of years.
- Died on the way to the Hospital. Tom Ryan, who had been working for the Pacific Coast Construction Company, at the Palmer Camp located about five miles above Sherar Bridge, died while being removed to the Deschutes Railroad Hospital in this city, sometime late Tuesday afternoon. Pneumonia was the cause of his death.
- Died. In the Deschutes Railroad Hospital, Grass Valley, on Tuesday night at 10:30 November 9th, 1909, John Polin, aged 60 years. The cause of death is given as general debility. The deceased had worked only two days at the Hastings camp when it proved necessary to remove him to the Hospital. He had relatives in Portland.
November 19, 1909
- Miss Holman, who recently lived near Moro, died in Portland last week, aged 19 years.
November 26, 1909
- A distinguished pioneer of the State was laid to rest last week. Joseph H. Lambert was widely known as the originator of the famous Lambert cherry and his services to advance the horticultural interests of the state were very valuable. He died at the advanced age of 83 years.
December 3, 1909
- Friday evening, 26th, John Hays received a telegram from California saying that his father was very low. Mr. Hays and wife left here the next morning to be at his bedside; his father being past 80 years of age.
December 10, 1909
- Mrs. Brower, mother of Claude Brower and Mrs. L.E. Coyle, died in McMinnville last week.
- Daniel Healy, aged 71 years, died at his home in Portland on Sunday December 5th; the funeral was held Tuesday. Deceased was the father of Mr. Healy of Twohy Bros. commissary department in this city.
- Died. Near Kent, Wednesday morning, December 8th, at 7 o’clock, Fred B. Shute, of Diabetes; aged 22 years. The funeral ceremony will be held at Kent Thursday, and the interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley, Friday, 10th. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
December 17, 1909
December 24, 1909
December 31, 1909
- Mrs. Mary Weigand, aged 89 years, mother of W.F. Weigand, died in The Dalles Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Callahan.
January 14, 1910
- The Italian that has been in the hospital several weeks, died Tuesday night.
- At the explosion Saturday afternoon at 3:30 on the Oregon Trunk line near the Hill Ranch, two Italians were killed and five men were badly injured. One of the men injured was Contractor Burns, who, we learn, has a contract on both sides of the river. Mr. Burns suffered a fractured ankle, bad scalp wound and other injuries; he was brought to Grass Valley Sunday evening and on Monday morning was taken to Spokane where he has a brother. Drs. Waffle and Taylor were called to the river to care for Mr. Burns; the other injured parties were removed to The Dalles hospital.
January 21, 1910
- A fellow arrived Wednesday morning from south of Shaniko with his head smashed and it is reported both eyes are gone. We did not learn at what Camp the accident happened. — Later, the man’s name was Durkin, and died Wednesday afternoon, was single.
- Oselame Umberto, the Italian that was badly injured south of Shaniko several weeks ago, and died in the hospital last week, was buried in the cemetery on Friday 14th. Friends of the deceased, living in Spokane, ordered a fine casket, had the hearse and about thirty five Italians from the river attended the funeral.
January 28, 1910
February 4, 1910
- Death of John Coon. Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock John Coon was found cold in death, at the home of LA. Coon, with whom he had been stopping for some time. Thinking it unusual for him to remain in bed so late Mrs. Coon sent a party to investigate, and found him in bed dead. Les Coon left home early that morning for his work in town and upon receiving a telephone message he hurried home with Coroner M.B. Taylor, and after investigation Dr. Taylor gave us his opinion that he died during the night of heart failure, and that an inquest was not necessary. At the supper table the evening before he ate a hearty meal and seemed in good spirits, and gave no intimation of not feeling well. Deceased was aged about 75 years. [John E.] The funeral of the late John Coon was held Thursday morning, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
February 11, 1910
- C.H. Wilcox, father of Mrs. Geo. Simon and Ray Wilcox, died on Wednesday, 2nd, at the home of his sister in Canby, after an illness of seven months. Deceased was a brother of W.B. Wilcox of this city, and was aged 48 years.
- Near Madras last week Mrs. L. Meyer, of Texas, shot J. B. Haynie, one of Porter Bros. teamsters, after he had repeatedly refused to marry her. After the shooting the woman was placed under arrest and while on the road to Madras she took some kind of poison and died.
- Cora Davis-Russel died in Spokane, Wash., Saturday morning at 2 o’clock, February 5th, 1910. The remains arrived in Grass Valley Monday evening, and the funeral sermon was held in the M. E. church, Tuesday, by the Rev. Smith. The burial services being under the auspices of the Rebekah lodge. Cora Davis was born February 11th, 1875, at Woodland, Wash., was married to J.A. Russel on March 6th, 1907. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for the past two years. The father, mother, and husband, have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
- The seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Payne, died in Grass Valley on Monday, February 7th, 1910.
- At this writing, Wednesday forenoon, the two-year child of B.F. Payne, is very low. — Later, in the afternoon the little one passed away. Membraneous croup we understand was the cause of death. There seems to have been much sickness in town among children with this and sore throat trouble and which is causing some alarm.
February 18, 1910
February 25, 1910
- Dr. H.R. Littlefield, father of Judge E.V. Littlefield of Portland and Dr. Harry Littlefield of Newberg, died at his home in Portland on Thursday Feb. 17th, his sickness and death was the result of injuries received in a wreck of an Elks excursion train on August 21, 1903. Dr. Littlefield was an Oregon pioneer and a widely-known physician, and prominent in lodge circles; he graduated at Rush Medical College in 1870, and located at Lafayette and had a very large practice there for a number of years.
March 4, 1910
March 11, 1910
- J.L. Yarnell, formerly of this county, died in Portland Saturday evening, March 4th, 1909.  The deceased was a member of Grass Valley Lodge No. 131, IOOF, the funeral arrangements were in charge of the Odd Fellows General Relief Committee of Portland.
- Cornor M.B. Taylor Monday morning received word from Wasco, that the body of J. Nixon was found on the farm of Charles Tom, near Grants, and that Nixon had been dead two or three months. The coroner left on the morning train to make an investigation.
March 18, 1910
- Geo. Vukonic died last Thursday, 10th, at the Hastings camp, of heart failure, and the funeral was held here Friday at 3 p.m. Deceased has been bothered for about three years with rheumatism, was aged 38 years, was married, and a native of Austria. [Juraj]
- Clarence Frock died Friday evening, March 11th, 1910, and the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday afternoon. On account of two other children being sick brief but appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Smith, at the home and at the grave. Mr. and Mrs. Frock have the sympathy of all.
- Monday afternoon a railroad laborer fell from a high cliff near Sherar Bridge, and was killed. The body was brought to Grass Valley Tuesday and prepared for burial.
March 25, 1910
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Friday morning March 18, 1910, Lucile Conrad, aged 9 years, 2 months and 22 days, the cause of death was Uremia, which is a kidney trouble. The remains were taken to The Dalles Saturday and the funeral services was held in the Catholic church Sunday afternoon. Lucile was an affectionate child, and is a sad blow for her parents to have to part with her.
April 1, 1910
- Wednesday morning four men working in a tunnel west of Shaniko were killed. The men were working for the Pacific Coast Construction Company.
April 8, 1910
- The four men that were killed on the Deschutes railroad work, west of Shaniko last week, were brought to Grass Valley on Sunday mornings train for interment. One of the men killed had charge of the station work, the other three being laborers.
April 15, 1910
- Coronor M.B. Taylor on Sunday was called to near the mouth of the Deschutes river, where a dead man was found. Upon investigating it was found the man was murdered just a few feet from the main line, by receiving two bullets holes in the back of his head, his body was dragged to a cluster of willows and searched and then an attempt was made to hide the body by placing it in the Columbia river. Papers on his person had the name Francisco Ordilia, was 31 years of age. He had receipts for $1,100 money that he had sent to Italy, and a $100 certificate of deposit payable to himself which is now in the possession of the Coroner. This was a very clear case of murdering for his money. A man was murdered near the same place about two years ago by being hit on the head with a club.
- Andrew Krupo died in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
April 22, 1910
April 29, 1910
May 6, 1910
May 13, 1910
May 20, 1910
May 27, 1910
June 3, 1910
June 10, 1910
June 17, 1910
June 24, 1910
- John Berg, a patient from the Johnson & Nelson camp, and who has been in the hospital for several weeks, died Monday morning at 5 o’clock.
- A quarrel over a card game debt ended in murder at a railroad construction camp on the west side of the Deschutes river, two miles below Sherar Bridge, Sunday night, when one of two unknown men shot and fatally wounded Joe Roosi, a bartender in a tent saloon owned by a man named Rische. Ten minutes after the shooting Roose died. In the tent saloon were eight Italians at the time of shooting and someone dashed out the light and in the confusion everyone escaped. The men who did the shooting, it is said, had been drinking the afternoon.
- There was an accident Tuesday at the P.C. camp a few miles above Sherar Bridge, in which Nels Nelson lost his life. The accident was caused by rock slide in a tunnel, crushing out his life. Nelson was working on a sub-contract; was well known in Grass Valley and had many friends. The remains arrived here Wednesday morning.
July 1, 1910
- W.H. Halladay died at the Deschutes Railroad hospital in this city, Saturday morning, June 25th, 1910. The remains were shipped to Canada, being accompanied by the wife and little child.
July 8, 1910
July 15, 1910
July 22, 1910
- Angry because he had been discharged, T. Prerich, a Greek laborer, crept up on Andrew Melrich, an Italian, night foreman at the Porter & Connally construction camp on the Oregon Trunk line near Warm Springs ferry, at 11 o’clock Saturday night, and fired a bullet of large caliber into his brain, Melrich dropping in his tracks and dying an hour later, without regaining consciousness. Prerich fled but was soon found in a wheat field and turned over to the authorities.
- Died. At the Deschutes Railroad Hospital, Grass Valley, Oregon, at 7 o’clock Thursday evening, July 14th, 1910, S.W. Odell, of Typhoid fever. His parents in California have been notified.
July 29, 1910
- Died. In Grass Valley, Oregon, Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz, on July 19, 1910, at her home. Mrs. Schwartz was born in Switzerland, January 24th, 1836, came to America in 1852; was married to Wm Schwartz in 1855 at Muscatine, Iowa, where they lived until 1857, when they moved to Hastings, Minn., making that place their home for eleven years, then moved to a farm near Minneapolis, Minn. where she resided until 5 years ago, when she came to Grass Valley, Oregon. — Card of Thanks — We hereby wish to thank the many friends for their kindness and assistance in the time of our recent bereavement through the sickness and death of our dear Mother. Also thanking the Rebekah Lodge for their beautiful floral offering. Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bucholtz, C. H. Schwartz, Anna Schwartz.
August 5, 1910
August 12, 1910
- The little 13 months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Gault, of Kent, died on Sunday August 7, and the remains were brought to Grass Valley Monday morning for interment. Brief service was held in the M.E. church.
- From reports the little Gault baby that died at Kent Sunday, and brought to this place Monday for burial, died of diphtheria. Report to this effect was received at Kent, Monday afternoon by telephone from The Dalles. If this report proves true, it is feared that a number of Kent children have been exposed and in consequence the citizens of Kent are considerably worked up over the matter and openly say that someone has made a very serious blunder. We believe, however, in taking extreme precaution and where a child has symptoms of sore throat, a doctor should be called. [Also see additional article about those exposed to the child]
August 19, 1910
- A.L. Weaver, employed on the Clarno ferry bridge 25 miles southeast of Shaniko, fell from the top of the steel work of the bridge on Monday morning and received wounds from which he died in the evening. Weaver’s home was near London, Ky. The remains arrived in Grass Valley Wednesday morning from Shaniko, after a brief sermon the remains were interred in the IOOF cemetery.
- With brief, simple services at the family residence and a short Masonic ritualistic ceremony at the grave, the late Harvey W. Scott, editor of the Oregonian, was buried in Riverview cemetery, Portland, Sunday afternoon.
- Wednesday evening the freight train ran over and killed a man, about one mile north of Kent, the lower limbs being ground to pieces; coroner Taylor was called and brought the remains to this city and the inquest held Thursday forenoon. The man’s name is unknown.
August 26, 1910
September 2, 1910
- Hubbard Curl, brother of Mrs. E.F. Heath of this city, died at Lebanon, Oregon, Sunday evening August 28th. The funeral was held Monday, and as the telegram arrived late Monday morning, Mrs. Heath could not be present.
September 9, 1910
- The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Blagg was buried Wednesday afternoon.
September 16, 1910
September 23, 1910
September 30, 1910
- Mrs. John Craig died last week over in the state of Washington, the place of or the cause of death we were not informed. — Just before going to press Mrs. R.C. Bennett by phone, informs us that Mrs. Craig died on the 24th, and also the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Craig, died near Vancouver last week.
October 7, 1910
- Died. In The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday, September 29th, 1910, Mrs. G.V. Stanton, of consumption; aged 28 years, 7 months and 25 days. The remains arrived in Grass Valley Friday evening, and the funeral ceremony was held in the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. Lowther, of Moro. Interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The beautiful casket with the very choicest flowers spoke silently of the love and esteem with which the deceased was held and the husband and son, mother, sister, and other relatives may truly say, another of God’s purest angel has passed to the great beyond, and He will guard her slumbers. [Alva E.]
- Mrs. J.K. Craig died at Pasco while they were on their way to Selah, near North Yakima.
October 14, 1910
October 21, 1910
- Mrs. Henry Keller received the sad news of her mother’s death in The Dalles. She left Monday morning for The Dalles to accompany the remains to Chicago where the burial will take place.
- In the fire at Shaniko, Friday morning 14th, one life was lost, a man by the name of Hardy Patten, a cook just recently employed by the Pacific Coast Construction Company who have a contract on the Deschutes railroad. Six firms were burned out and the property loss is estimated at $40,000.
October 28, 1910
November 4, 1910
November 11, 1910
- Dr. C.H. McMillian died at his home in Augusta, Kan., October 29th, and the funeral was held on the 30th. Consumption was his ailment. Dr. McMillan was stopping at the W.J. Davis home near Grass Valley, about two years ago.
November 18, 1910
November 25, 1910
December 2, 1910
- Miss Ragsdale died in Moro Friday, November 25th, 1910, the funeral being held in that city Sunday, 27th.
- Miss Elsie Ragsdale, of this place, died on Friday, the 25th, and was buried Sunday, Nov. 27. Death was not unexpected as she has been in poor health for several years. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
December 9, 1910
December 16, 1910
December 23, 1910
- Moro Items. Jacob B. Wheat, a well known pioneer of Sherman county, died at this place on the 16th, after a long illness, and was buried Saturday, December 17th. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last sad respects to one who was loved and honored by all who knew him. Mr. Wheat was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, May 1, 1836, being aged 74 years, 7 months and 15 days at the time of his death. He lived in Indiana until 13 years of age when his parents removed to Missouri. In May 1861 he enlisted in Captain Burrows’ home guard company and in October 1862, enlisted in Company K. under Captain Thomas Burgess. He was engaged in the Price raid campaign and in a number of fights until the close of the war. His field of action was confined to Missouri and Arkansas. In September 1855, in Lawrence county, Missouri, Mr. Wheat was married to Charlorte T. Neece, who still survives him. In 1880 he came to Sherman county, (then Wasco county) and in the spring of 1881, located on the farm East of Moro. Besides Mrs. Wheat he is survived by three sons and one daughter, Nathianal P., of Oakland, Oregon, Edwin B., of Boise, Idaho, Don C., of Moro, and Mrs. William H. Rose, of Roseburg, Oregon. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Leroy Ayers of Arkansas. Mr. Wheat was always a progressive, public spirited and enterprising. He was a member of the Baptist church, and died as he always lived, a devout and trusting Christian, and we are all aware that a true, noble and good man has gone from our midst. His memory will be held in the most affectionate reverence. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
December 30, 1910
- The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Watkins died at The Dalles Saturday morning, the remains arrived in Grass Valley Monday evening and brief services were held in the M.E. church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all. [Dale Clinton]
January 6, 1911
- In Sundays Oregonian we find the following dispatch dated Lakeview, Or., Dec. 31. — William Holder, editor of the Silver Lake Leader, was found dead today at his home near Paisley. As he was addicted to the use of drugs, says the dispatch, it is presumed he took an overdose. Mr. Holder was well known in Sherman county, as he held the office of Sheriff for a number of years.
- Dr. Taylor on Wednesday afternoon was called to the Robinson home near Kent to see their little child. – Thursday morning we learn that the little child died during the night.
January 13, 1911
- William Holder, who died at his home near Paisley, Oregon, December 31st, was born August 11th, 1854, being aged 56 years. Interment was in the Paisley cemetery.
January 20, 1911
- James Benson, an old Pioneer of Sherman county, was found dead on the streets of Oroville, Wash., on January 6th. There was nothing on his person to identify him except a letter from a party in The Dalles. Harry Benson his son, of this place, left Tuesday to bring the remains back to Moro for burial. Heart disease is supposed to have caused his death.
- The sad news of the death of Mrs. Lottie Sugensen at Ellensburg, Wash., was received by wire late Friday evening. H.S. McDanel and wife, E.A. Cushman and wife, left Saturday morning to attend the funeral. Mrs. Sugensen was a sister of Mrs. McDanel and Mrs. Cushman, and a sister of Mrs. D.E. Vintin of Grass Valley and Mrs. H.A. Moore and Mrs. W.H. Moore of Portland. The relatives have the sympathy of all.
- Mrs. Geo. Thompson died in Vancouver, Wash., Thursday morning, January 12th, 1911, the funeral ceremony being held in that city, the date we did not learn. Mrs. Thompson had been in poor health for some time.
January 27, 1911
February 3, 1911
- Died. Thursday evening, January 26th, 1911, Alma M., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hanse Kopke. Services were held at the home, and the remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery Saturday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of all. [Alma Koepke]
- The funeral of Maximilian Vogt, was held in The Dalles on Tuesday, January 31st. His death was a great loss to The Dalles, and that city paid a fitting and proper tribute to his memory by suspending all business during the hours of the funeral, and all flags were lowered at half mast.
February 10, 1911
February 17, 1911
- Mrs. Ann Monroe, died at Mitchell, Oregon, on February 8, aged 102 years, 3 months and 5 days.
- Samuel Creighton, a resident of Wasco county since 1862, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Doak, of Dry Hollow.
February 24, 1911
- Moro Items. The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. George Warfield died here on Sunday, and was buried Tuesday in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
- Mr. and Mrs. Warfield’s little baby was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery on Tuesday, the child died at Moro on Monday.
March 3, 1911
- Mrs. McNear who lives in Grass Valley, received the sad news on Tuesday morning that her brother was killed Monday afternoon at the Government works at Celilo by a premature explosion. Mrs. McNear and her son left on the morning train for The Dalles. The brief news obtainable Tuesday was that four men were blown to pieces and six other men were seriously injured.
- Moro Items. The pleasing news that Mrs. J.O. Foss had presented her husband with a pair of twins on Friday morning, was quickly followed by the sad news that one of them had died. The family have the sympathy of the community. [Infant Son]
- Four men missing, six others injured and a scow sunk, is the result of a premature explosion of dynamite in the Columbia river on Monday, just below Seufert’s Cannery, three miles above The Dalles. A charge of 5000 pounds of nitro-glicerene dynamite had been filled in 22 holes with about 30 more to fill, when the blast exploded, setting off the dynamite on the barge. The list of dead is: R. L. Seagraves, The Dalles, a married man with two children, one of them but two days old; — Gates, John Sallo and G.A. Heino. The injured are: C. A. Johnson, Mike Josephson, H. L. Rose, R. H. White, Sam Hendrickson and Nels Johnson.
March 10, 1911
- Hugh Bain, aged 71, died in Pendleton on Monday 6th, of pneumonia.
March 17, 1911
March 24, 1911
- Died. At his home 3 1/2 miles Southeast of Grass Valley, on Saturday morning, March 18th, 1911, Henry Keller, the cause of death is given as a disease of the heart. Mr. Keller had been troubled with his heart for some time, and had frequent spells during the past several months. A few hours before his death he was reported as feeling well, but just a short time afterwards the final summons came. The deceased had always been a hard working man, honest and held in high esteem by all. The funeral was held in the Methodist Church, in Grass Valley, Wednesday, being conducted by the Rev. Suhr, of the Lutheran denomination. Henry Keller was born in Waldersberg, Prussia, Germany, October 6th, 1865, and has resided in America 18 years, eleven years being spent in Sherman county.
March 31, 1911
April 7, 1911
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May 5, 1911
- Saturday noon John Hays received a telegram from Pasa Robles, Calif., announcing the death of his father. Mr. Hays’ father had been in poor health for some time; he was aged 82 years and 6 months.
May 12, 1911
May 19, 1911
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June 2, 1911
- Died. The little 6-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Young, living about six miles southwest of Kent, died on Sunday, May 28th, 1911 of diphtheria.
June 9, 1911
- The funeral of the late Mrs. Coleman, mother of Mrs. Hoskinsen, of Moro, was held in that city Tuesday afternoon. [Mary]
- Ralph French died in Spokane on June 1st, after an illness of several weeks, aged 31 years. He is survived by a widow, son, two brothers and three sisters. His brother Arthur French of Bend attended the funeral. In the Spokesman-Review we learn that the cause of Ralph’s death was caused by abscess.
- Mrs. Jeannette McDonald died at Wasco Friday evening June 2, aged 72 years. The deceased was married to Daniel McDonald in 1852; to them were born six children, two sons and four daughters. Those who survive are Mrs. E.O. McCoy, of The Dalles, Mrs. J.N. Fordyce of Portland, and Mrs. J.S. Amos and Mrs. G.N. Crosfield of Wasco. The funeral was held at 3:30 in the Congregational church at The Dalles.
June 16, 1911
- There was a very large attendance at the funeral of the late W.B. McCoy, held in Moro on Tuesday afternoon, friends from all parts of the county being present.
- Died. At Portland, Oregon, Sunday a.m., June 11th, 1911. W.B. McCoy, of Moro, Oregon, aged 62 years. The remains arrived at Moro Monday evening and the funeral services were held in that city Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock; being held under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge. The deceased also held membership in Modoc Encampment No. 39, of Grass Valley, and a member of the Rebekah lodge and Canton, of Moro. “Ben” McCoy, as he was familiarly called, had many warm friends in Sherman county and was as well known as any man in the county, he held the office of Sheriff two terms with credit to himself and the county, he was a man of good character and was held in high respect by all. His widow and son have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. [William Benjamin]
June 23, 1911
- Robert Thompson was killed at Shaniko last Friday morning by being crushed between two cars. He lived about 15 minutes after the accident; and had been working in the Moody warehouse only four or five days.
- William Benjamin McCoy, who died in Portland Sunday June 11, 1911, was born in Logan county, Illinois, in the year 1850, where he resided until 21 years of age when he went to Arkansas and remained two years. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Morrow, who still survives him. In 1875 he returned to Illinois where he remained until 1877, when he settled near Dayton, in Yamhill county, Oregon. Came to Sherman county in the year 1886 where he has ever since resided. He followed farming in Sherman county until 1894 when he became Deputy Sheriff under William Holder, which position he held until 1898. He then entered the confectionery business which he conducted until 1904, when he was nominated by the Republican party and elected Sheriff of Sherman county. In 1906 he was elected to succeed himself. After retiring from office he took up the real estate business which he followed until his death. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Workmen and Elk lodges. Besides a widow he leaves four children to mourn his loss. Mrs. E.A. Potter and Mrs. John Potter of Petaluma, Californian, Mrs. Nora Elliott of Portland, Oregon, and W.T. McCoy, of Moro, Oregon, one daughter, Nellie A. Wheat having died in 1894.
June 30, 1911
July 7, 1911
- Grandma Bates, who was well known by the old settlers of Sherman county, died at Fruitdale, Calif., on June 19th. The Bates’ for a number of years lived on a farm north of this city.
July 14, 1911
- Wreck on Oregon Trunk. The following in Tuesdays Oregonian sent from The Dalles, Monday 10th, says: One man was killed, five person fatally injured and a dozen more hurt when a southbound Oregon Trunk passenger train plunged over a 40-foot embankment 23 miles north of Sherar’s bridge at 3:35 o’clock this afternoon. The train was running 40 miles hour when it struck a spread rail, caused by the intense heat in the afternoon. The dead, Louis Rising, storekeeper at the Warm Springs Agency, and 17 others were injured. When the engine hit the sunkink in the rail it left the rail and rolled down a 40-foot embankment. The baggage car remained on the rails, but the day coach following, left the track plunging 40 feet to the locomotive in the ditch. When the car struck the engine the escape valve of the boiler was ripped off and steam and hot water shot into the car filled with panic stricken passengers, who had been projected into the front end of the coach by the impact. A special train was made up at The Dalles and physicians were hurried to the scene of the accident, and the injured were brought to the hospital in The Dalles Monday evening.
- From the distance given, 23 miles north of Sherar bridge, the Oregon Trunk wreck Monday afternoon, was three or four miles north of the mouth of Max canyon on the west side of the river. Parties who arrived from The Dalles Tuesday evening say that three passengers died in that city Tuesday afternoon and there were others in a very critical condition. [In later articles the number of dead is listed as many as seven] [Mack’s Canyon]
- According to dispatch in Wednesdays Oregonian, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Rising, both of whose parents were killed in the Oregon Trunk wreck, was kidnapped from a rooming house in The Dalles, on Tuesday. W.H. See of Warm Springs, arrived in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon to take charge of the boy, being a friend of the family. He found the youngster gone. It is claimed that the claim agents of the Oregon Trunk took him from the rooming house and put him on the 2:30 train for Portland. See went to Portland to try and find the lad.
July 21, 1911
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August 25, 1911
- W.H. Cooper died at Stayton, Oregon, Sunday morning Aug. 20th, 1911, aged 78 years. Three brothers living in Grass Valley, John, E.W. and R.D. Cooper left on Monday morning to attend the funeral, being held at Stayton. Tuesday morning at 11:55. The deceased was a prominent member of the Masons and Elks lodges.
- Dennis Conrad, aged 14 years, died Wednesday afternoon Aug. 23rd, 1911, at the Gus Engstrom farm near town, death was caused by falling from a water tank. Mr. Engstrom and Dennis were returning from the field after a tank of water and Engstrom got off to open the gate; when the boy started to drive through the horses became frightened and gave a quick jump throwing Dennis to the ground and breaking a blood vessel. He was at once taken to the house and Dr. Taylor was called by the telephone and before his arrival Dennis had passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad had been stopping at the Engstrom farm during the busy season. The remains were brought to town Wednesday evening. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all in the loss of their only son.
September 1, 1911
- The funeral of the late Dennis Conrad was held in The Dalles Saturday morning at 9:30; services were held in the Catholic church.
September 8, 1911
- Hattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Smith of Wasco, died in that city last Friday morning, September 1st, and the funeral was held Saturday. We did not learn the cause of death. The parents have the deep sympathy of all.
September 15, 1911
- One of Mr. and Mrs. Sullivans little twin daughters, died near Kent Sunday morning, and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley Monday morning. [O’Sullivan]
September 22, 1911
September 29, 1911
October 6, 1911
October 13, 1911
- Moro Items. N.P. Hansen received Sunday morning the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs. Rassmussen at Portland. He left Monday morning to attend the funeral.
- Death of Herman Dierks. Thursday afternoon, 5th, in The Dalles, Herman Dierks was struck, knocked down and run over by C.N. Sargent’s automobile truck, receiving injuries which caused his death 20 minutes later. Dierks was crossing Second street to N. Whealdon’s real estate office. Sargent, who was running his truck at a slow rate of speed, and noticing that Dierks did not seem to be aware of his approach, the autoist sounded his horn, and turned the machine to the right, had Dierks continued on his way he would not have been hit, instead he jumped back directly in front of the truck and its driver did not have time to again alter his course. Many people who saw the accident all agree that it was an unavoidable mishap. The Coroner’s jury exonerates Sargent for the trouble.
October 20, 1911
Missing October 27, 1911
November 3, 1911
- Monday John Hays received word from Pasa Robles, Cal. that his mother had passed away. She was aged 74 years.
- Mother Slain by Son. At Antelope Tuesday morning October 31st, William Gleason stole quietly behind his aged mother while she was bending over the wash tub, and jabbed the blade of a long butcher knife into her back, the steel penetrating her lungs, and she died a few minutes later. It is said the murderer was crazy, caused by a prolonged spell of heavy drinking. Sheriff Chrisman taken Gleason to The Dalles Wednesday morning.
- The funeral of J.C. Fowlie was held last Friday afternoon at Albany, in the Presbyterian church. John C. Fowlie was born at Tipton, Iowa, May 8, 1874, and was aged 37 years.
- Card of Thanks. We take this method of extending thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance, during our recent bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Baker.
November 10, 1911
November 17, 1911
- Moro Items. Henry Landry died in this city Saturday morning and was buried in the IOOF cemetery Monday. He has been ill for some time and death was not unexpected. He was a brother of the late J.N. Landry. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
- Henry Landry, who has been quite low for some time, at his home in Moro died Sunday. The funeral was held in that city on Monday.
- The little 4-month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Johny A. Schassen, of Kent, died on Monday morning, 13th. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Wednesday and buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Services were held in the M. E. church by the Rev. Schulenberg. The parents have the deep sympathy of all in the loss of their only child. [Elsie]
November 24, 1911
December 1, 1911
- Thomas J. Claxton Dead. Thomas Jefferson Claxton was born in Kentucky, October 17th, 1852, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, November 24th, 1911, aged 59 years, 1 month and 7 days. Deceased was the youngest of three children, two sisters having gone before him. Was married to Tilly C. Smith at New Albany, Kansas, in 1879, going from there to Missouri where they resided until 1888, at which time they came to Oregon; two children were blessed to this union: Julia Grace Claxton having passed away at the age of 6 weeks, and Frances E. VanNuys who still survives him, his wife having died in Scio, Oregon, in 1892. — As stated briefly in last weeks Journal, Mr. Claxton received a paralytic stroke, Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock, Nov. 22nd, and continued to grow worse until the end came, about 4:30 Friday evening. The funeral ceremony was held in the Methodist Church, Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, by the Rev. Clevenger, Baptist minister of The Dalles. At this service the church was crowded, and the casket was covered with the choicest flowers. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
December 8, 1911
- Coroner M. B. Taylor was called to Wasco last Friday afternoon to investigate the cause of death of an unidentified man, the cause being given as strychnine with suicidal intent. The body was found in Siscel’s barn, one and one-half miles east of Wasco. The man left the following note, unsigned: “If this strychnine has the desired effect there will be one less in this beautiful world left behind, so farewell to you all.” He wore a good suit of clothes, brown; height, 5 feet 8 inches; blue eyes; weight about 175; aged about 40. A.M. Willis was name tagged on the inside of his coat pocket. After taking the poison it is thought he taken a drink of water from a bucket found near the body.
December 15, 1911
December 22, 1911
December 29, 1911
- Coroner M.B. Taylor was called to Wasco on Monday to hold an inquest over the remains of Harry Milne, who was shot in that city Saturday evening by Cal Stevens. Milne died about 24 hours after the shooting. Regarding this shooting scrape we find the following in Mondays Oregon from Wasco: “Harry Milne was shot and perhaps fatally wounded here late Saturday night by his roommate, Cal Stevens, in a fight between the two men in their room above Reinhart’s saloon. Following the shooting Stevens called a physician and then surrendered himself to City Marshall Taylor, who turned the prisoner over to Deputy Sheriff McKean, of Moro. The shooting was the result of a quarrel between Milne and Stevens, who are day and night bartenders, respectfully, for Reinhart’s saloon. After the saloon had closed Saturday night it is said Stevens brought a large quantity of liquor from the saloon to the room which was objected to by his roommate, Milne, Stevens accordingly took back the liquor to the saloon and returned with an automatic revolver. Milne grappled with Stevens and the latter fired five shots, one bullet passed through Milne’s neck just missing the jugular vein, one through the stomach, coming out beside the backbone and three going through Milne’s hat. Stevens was taken by Deputy Sheriff McKean to Moro today (24th) and placed in the county jail. Rinehart, who owns the saloon, lives at The Dalles. He arrived in Wasco Sunday night to look after his business.
January 5, 1912
January 12, 1912
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Goetjen died at Kingsley last week. It was the intention to bring the remains to Grass Valley Sunday but trains not running on the main line prevented.
- Miss Marjory MacInnis of Kent died in the local hospital in The Dalles, one day last week. She was the daughter of John MacInnis of Kent, and was born in Scotland 28 years ago. The funeral services were held in The Dalles, interment being in the Odd Fellow cemetery. Miss MacInnis offered proof on her homestead before the Register and Receiver on January 3rd.
January 19, 1912
January 26, 1912
- James M. DeMoss died at his home in DeMoss Springs, Oregon, Wednesday morning, January 17th, 1912, caused by a paraletic stroke. James M. DeMoss was born in Indiana, May 15th, 1837, therefore being at the time of his death aged 74 years, 8 months and 2 days.
- Moro Items. The death of James M. DeMoss came as a shock to his many friends who mourn his death. He was a pioneer of Sherman county, having lived here 28 years.
February 2, 1912
- The many friends of Mrs. Sady French were shocked to hear of her death at Prineville, Tuesday morning January 30th. Sady McClaine has lived in Grass Valley most of her life and had many warm friends. She leaves a husband, father and sister. At this writing Thursday morning, we are unable to learn of the funeral arrangements at the time of her death, her father D.H. McClaine was somewhere in California. The Journal joins with the entire community in extending to the husband, father and sister, heartfelt sympathy.
February 9, 1912
- Grandma Hall, mother of A.K. and W.S. Hall, died at Kent Sunday morning, February 4th, 1912, aged 82 years. The remains were taken on Tuesday to Vancouver, Wash., for interment. [Sarah Jane]
February 16, 1912
February 23, 1912
March 1, 1912
- The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olds died Sunday evening near Vancouver. The little one was only a few months old. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Tuesday and the funeral was held on Wednesday, the father and mother have the sympathy of all. [Leo Francis ]
- Sarah Jane Kennedy. Was born in Philadelphia, Penn., July 14th, 1830. In 1837 she removed with her parents to Nelsonville, Athens county, Ohio, where she grew to young womanhood. At the age of about 16 years, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and remained faithful to her profession to the end of her life. In 1854, she, with her parents and brothers and sister, emigrated to the then frontier in Western Iowa, where on May 15, 1856, she was united in marriage to Dr D.N. Hall. To this union four children, three boys and one girl were born. The daughter, Mrs. Lillie A. Bayliss, died at Vancouver, Washington, in 1892. In the fall of 1896, she removed with her sons, W.S. and A.K. Hall, to The Dalles, and the following Spring came to Sherman county where she filed on a homestead, and has since made her home, with the exception of a few months spent in the Willamette Valley. She passed to her reward in Kent, Oregon, February 4, 1912, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 21 days, leaving to mourn her loss, one brother, J.M. Kennedy, of Logan, Iowa, and three sons, Marshall, of Portland, Ore., and W.S. and A.K. Hall, of Kent, Oregon, besides a number of grand-children, and numerous friends. She was a loving mother, and spent her life for others. She was laid to rest in the City cemetery at Vancouver, Wash., beside her daughter and little granddaughter, on February 7, 1912.
March 8, 1912
March 15, 1912
- Miss Anna Fulton, formerly of Wasco, died in Portland on Friday, March 8th. The funeral was held in Wasco Sunday afternoon.
March 22, 1912
- Mrs. McDanel, mother of H. S. McDanel, died in Portland, on March 15th. Deceased was well known in Sherman county. [Margaret]
March 29, 1912
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June 7, 1912
- George W. Larison, who was well known in Sherman county several years ago, died recently in California. The remains were brought to Portland and the funeral held in that city on Monday June 3rd. Mr. Larison was the father of Mrs. P. Zobel, who is living in Early, Sherman Co.
- H. Zigler received a telegram Tuesday afternoon announcing the death of his brother. The cause of death was not given but Mr. Zigler says his brother was working in a saw mill and must have met with an accident. By a dispatch we notice that Mr. Zigler’s brother was struck in the back of the head by a cable used in hauling logs, and died about five minutes after the accident. [Ziegler]
- Mrs. May Tupper, and her two sons, aged 15 and 12 years, were all drowned near Lewiston on Sunday. The mother was drowned while trying to rescue her two children.
- Mrs. Wm Murray, of McDonald, Sherman county, died suddenly last Friday evening in The Dalles Hotel, heart failure causing her demise. Mrs. Murray came to The Dalles Wednesday to decorate the grave of her husband who was buried in The Dalles about three weeks ago. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. W.G. McDonald, and four nieces, Mrs. E.O. McCoy, Mrs. G.N. Crosfield, Mrs. J.N. Fordyce and Mrs. J.S. Amos.
June 14, 1912
- The editor of the Chewaucan Press, at Paisley, was killed on Monday night, for paying attention to the other fellow’s wife.
June 21, 1912
- Died. At Portland, Oregon, Monday June 17th, 1912, Mrs. Sophia Schillings, aged 57 years. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Wednesday evening and the funeral ceremony was held in the Methodist church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, interment being in the IOOF cemetery.
June 28, 1912
- Mrs. Payne, mother of Frank Payne, died in The Dalles, Tuesday morning, at 5 o’clock. The funeral ceremony was held in Grass Valley Wednesday evening after the arrival of the train, interment was in the IOOF cemetery.
July 5, 1912
- William W. Walker of Camas, Wash., former resident of Wasco and ex-County Commissioner of Sherman county, died at the hospital in The Dalles, Monday morning July 1st, as a result of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered the night before. The deceased was 51 years old. The remains were sent to Wasco where the funeral was held.
July 12, 1912
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Grisham, living east of Wilcox station, died early Friday morning, July 5th.
July 19, 1912
- The little infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Borstell born Wednesday evening 10th, died on Thursday morning. [Carsten von Borstel]
July 26, 1912
- Mr. Bullard, father of Chas. Bullard, was killed at the W.A. Woods farm Saturday morning at 6 o’clock, by being run over by a bunch of horses. He was leading a string of horses to the Combine harvester when they became frightened at something from the rear, running over him inflicting injuries from which he died two hours later. The remains were sent to Vancouver, Washington for burial.
- The man by the name of Burrell near Moro on Saturday was kicked on the head by a horse, and the blow proved fatal, as he died soon after the accident. The remains were sent to Vancouver, Wash., on Sunday.
August 2, 1912
- Charles G. James, of Arleta, was drowned in an irrigation reservoir in Grass Valley Canyon Saturday evening at about 8:30. Five or six others witnessed the accident but were unable to give any assistance. James was the 1st one to enter the water, he ran about 40 foot and jumped into the water feet first, when he came up he cried for help but the boys thought he was joking as he claimed he was a good swimmer. He came up the second time the top of his head just showing, then the boys attempted to rescue him but failed. Dr. Goffin was called and hurried to the scene, they finally got the body out of the water but it was too late. Coroner M.B. Taylor held an inquest Sunday, and the jury finding that he came to his death by accidental drowning. The remains were shipped to Arleta Monday morning. James was a married man with 4 small children.
- Chas. E. James on Saturday evening was drowned in Grass Valley canyon East of Moro. A party of harvest hands were bathing and James was seized with cramps, several attempts were made by his companions to rescue him but were unsuccessful. Coroner M.B. Taylor was called and the jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. From a card found in his clothing, it was believed that the unfortunate man lived near Portland.
August 9, 1912
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August 23, 1912
- Miss Henrietta Ellis, who had been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Matthes for several weeks, was called home last Friday, 16th, on account of her mother’s illness. Her mother passed away the next day, Saturday 17th.
- We notice that a reward of $25 has been posted for the recovery of the bodies of the two men that were drowned 2 miles above Sherar bridge, on Wednesday August 14th. Their names were Irving Williams and Edward Walker.
August 30, 1912
- The body of Mr. Walker, who was drowned in the Deschutes river August 14, has been recovered.
September 6, 1912
September 13, 1912
- Richard Raimey, while returning from Rufus to Wasco, Sunday 8th, fell from his wagon, the wheel passing over his head and crushing his skull. He leaves a wife and six children, all living at Davisville, Calif., excepting one son who is at Wasco. [Ramey]
September 20, 1912
- Mr. Myers has received word of the death of his sister in Kansas, on Sunday 15th.
September 27, 1912
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October 25, 1912
- Moro Items. Mr. Henry Hennagin was buried at Rose Cemetery Saturday. Mr. Hennagin left 3 sons and 3 daughters and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
November 1, 1912
- Luther D. Stanton, brother of the late Geo. H. Stanton of this city, died at the home of his daughter in Courtland, Mich., October 14, 1912, aged 69 years, 8 months and 11 days. He was the last survivor of a family of 8 brothers and sisters.
November 8, 1912
- Died. Mr. George S. Cox died at his home fourteen miles Southwest of Grass Valley, Oregon, at 10 o’clock Monday morning, November 4th, 1912, aged 52 years. Mr. Cox had been ailing for several weeks with general debility and then had pneumonia. The family left Grass Valley Tuesday morning with the remains, for Vancouver, Wash., where the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, November 6th. Mr. Cox was a good, upright and honest man and had many warm friends, and all join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
- Johny Christensen died at his home near Moro on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6th, funeral at Moro Friday.
November 15, 1912
November 22, 1912
November 29, 1912
December 6, 1912
- Died. At Kent, Oregon, on Thursday morning, November 28th, 1912. Fred Schillings, at the home of his son-in-law, C. R. Hilton. Mr. Schillings had three paralytic strokes, and the day before passing away he was feeling much better. The remains were brought to Grass Valley on Saturday mornings train and the funeral ceremony was held in the Methodist church conducted by the Rev. Henry Attenborough. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery, beside the remains of his wife who died in Portland a few months ago. A large number of friends from the Kent neighborhood were present. Three children survive, Mrs. Clara Hilton, Mr. Guss Schilling and Mr. William Schilling. Martin F. Schilling was born in Germany, March 8, 1858, was married to Sophia Boding in 1878, and came to America in 1881.
December 13, 1912
December 20, 1912
December 27, 1912
- John Hays received a letter Wednesday evening from California, telling him of the death of his brother, T. B. Hays on October 15th.
January 3, 1913
January 10, 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berning of Antelope, were passengers on Monday mornings train for Dayton, Oregon, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Berning’s mother, Mrs. Jane Hibbert, who died suddenly Saturday evening January 4th, aged 72 years. The deceased was a faithful member of the Christian church.
- DeWitt C. Ireland, Editor of Observer, died at the home of his son, C. L. Ireland, in Moro, Oregon, Tuesday evening, January 7th, 1913, aged 76 years, 6 months and 3 days. D.C. Ireland was a veteran journalist whose career was embraced in a most extensive field in the great newspaper field. In Oregon he had conducted newspapers in The Dalles, Portland, Astoria, Oregon City and McMinnville; moved from The Dalles in May, 1894, to Sherman county and bought the Moro Observer, and later changed the name of that paper to the Sherman County Observer. The deceased was born at Rutland, Vermont, July 4th, 1836. Mr. Ireland has for number of years been a member of the A.F.&A.M. and was a member of the Episcopal church. Politically Mr. Ireland was a Republican, and in 1880 he was elected a delegate to the Republican national convention, at Chicago, which nominated President Garfield. The funeral ceremony was conducted in Moro, Thursday afternoon, January 9th.
January 17, 1913
- James R. Belshee, Sherman county pioneer, died suddenly at Hood River, Wednesday, January 8th, 1913, the funeral was held at Moro Saturday 11th, interment at Rose cemetery. [James R. Belshe]
January 24, 1913
- J.L. VanWinkle, formerly of Grass Valley, died in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, January 16. He had been sick four months, and confined to his bed three weeks.
January 31, 1913
- Mrs. Mary Jane Lake, mother of Judge A. E. Lake of The Dalles, died in Portland Sunday, January 19th.
- Death of Mrs. J. Leonard. Mrs. J.W. Leonard died at her home on Ten Mile, Thursday morning, January 23, 1913. The funeral was held by Rev. Howard McConnell of the Christian church in The Dalles, Wednesday morning, the body was taken to Monmouth for burial. Death was caused by pneumonia.
February 7, 1913
- Word has been received of the death at Berkley, Calif., of James Hugh Preston, 3-year old son of Prof. J. T. Preston, of that city. The cause of death was smallpox, which has been fatally epidemic there for some time. The father is a well-known former resident of Oregon and the little boys grandmothers is Mrs. Mary J. Preston of Eagle Creek and Mrs. Benjamin of Grass Valley.
February 14, 1913
- Died. At Sunnyside, Wash., Wednesday morning, February 12th, 1913, Mrs. Charles Wilcox, aged 60 years. The funeral will be held at Sunnyside on Sunday 16th. Mrs. Wilcox was the mother of Mrs. Geo. Simon, Guy, Ray and Roy Wilcox.
February 21, 1913
- Tuesday afternoon in Portland, Tomy, one of the twin sons of Mr. Jay Bowerman, met an accident and was crushed between the elevator and wall, resulting in death. The nurse had just returned from a walk with the twins, and was their 2nd birthday.
- Sadie Gideon died in the East about three weeks ago.
February 28, 1913
March 7, 1913
- Died. At his home near Prineville, Oregon, Thursday February 27th, 1913, Mr. Reuben Booton, of Bright’s disease. The funeral was held in Prineville on Sunday, March 2nd. The deceased was well and favorably known in this vicinity, having lived near Grass Valley for a number of years and was engaged in the stock business. Mr. Booton was a very kind hearted man, and had numerous warm friends. The funeral service was preached by Rev. Bailey. Mr. Booton was aged 72 years, 5 months and 25 days.
- Mr. R.H. King attended the funeral of the late R. Booton, held at Prineville Sunday. Mr. King, when he first came to this county something like 27 years ago, done his first work for Mr. Booton on the Finnegan Ranch.
March 14, 1913
- It was an oversight on our part in not mentioning the death of Mrs. Alex Hunter, in our last issue. Mrs. Hunter passed away very sudden at her home in Moro on February 27th. The husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
March 21, 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In the Journal, March 18, 1898) Dr. Hollister of The Dalles was called to Moro Wednesday to see Mrs. McGrath, — later, Mrs. McGrath died Thursday morning.
- The funeral of the late E. H. Overman, who died of heart failure in The Dalles Tuesday night March 11th, was held in that city Friday afternoon. Mr. Overman was the Editor of the Shaniko Star and the Maupin Monitor and he was a rustler and got out a good local paper. The deceased was aged 40 years, and leaves a wife and three daughters.
March 28, 1913
- W.L. Campbell, father of R.L. Campbell, died in Portland a few days ago, he was aged 93 years.
April 4, 1913
- Fifteen years ago. (In Journal, April 1, 1898) The remains of an unknown man was found under the railroad bridge near DeMoss on Monday.
April 11, 1913
- Fifteen years ago. (In Journal, April 8, 1898) The infant daughter of J. A. Fawcett died on April 1st.
April 18, 1913
April 25, 1913
May 2, 1913
May 9, 1913
May 16, 1913
- Miss Mayda Phillips who died at her home near Kent, on Friday, May 9th, taught school in Grass Valley seven or eight years ago.
- Kent Items. Mayda Phillips died at her father’s home, Granville Phillips, on Friday, May 9th, of consumption. The remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery Saturday.
May 23, 1913
- Tom Coyle Monday afternoon received a message announcing the death of his sister.
May 30, 1913
- Died. At his home near Moro on Friday, May 23rd, 1913, James Hulse, aged about 24 years. The funeral was held in Moro Sunday morning and was very largely attended by sympathizing friends. This young man’s death was a very sad affair; in despondency took his own life, leaving a wife, father and mother, and many friends who are grief stricken. [James G.]
- Died. At Philomath, Oregon, Saturday May 24th, 1913. Mrs. O.C. Eakin. She was born on April 15, 1860, therefore being aged 53 years, 1 month and 9 days. The deceased leaves a husband, and daughters and sons, and numerous friends who deeply mourn her loss. The remains arrived at McDonald station Tuesday evening, and laid to rest in Spalding cemetery. Mr. Henry Hiles of this city was Mrs. Eakin’s father.
- Died. Mrs. Fred J. Krusow passed away at her home 7 miles South of Grass Valley, on Saturday, May 24th, 1913. The funeral was held in this city at 2 o’clock in the M.E. church, Sunday, being conducted by the Rev. Henry Attenborough, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. The deceased leaves a husband and four small children, mother, brothers and sisters, who mourn her loss. She was born August 21st, 1889, at Medical Lake, Wash., and was married to Fred J. Krusow, May 1, 1905. [Marian Frances]
June 6, 1913
- John Reckmann. Crushed Under His Auto. His Wife Is Seriously Injured. John Reckmann was killed in an automobile accident Sunday afternoon between 5 and 6 o’clock three and one-half miles West of Kent, and his wife who was in the back seat received bruises on her head and on the body, when their automobile turned over. The true cause of this sad accident may never be known unless Mrs. Reckmann recovers and can give some light on the matter. When the auto turned over Mr. Reckmann’s head was crushed by the full weight of the machine, and while no one seen the accident Dr. Taylor says death must have been instantaneous, as several bones in body and shoulders were broken. — Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. Reckmann decided to spend the day with friends and left in their new 1913 Cadillac, going to the home of Jacob Wassenmiller where they spent the forenoon and in the afternoon went over to the Wm. Keehn home. On their return was when fatal accident occurred. The car must have been going at a high speed according to several men who made a careful investigation the next morning and the auto tracks showed the machine crossed and recrossed the road several times, and a quick turn of the front wheels caused the auto to turn completely over and then on the side; at first the impression was that the accident was caused by the breaking of the front axle, and while people differ on this it is said that there was not dirt on the broken part, but there was a slight flaw in the axle where it broke, about six inches from the hub, and some contend that it broke when the auto turned over. Soon after the accident Dr. Taylor was called and several people from Kent hurried to the scene to give assistance; but they found John cold in death, and his wife laying on the ground unconscious, Mrs. Reckmann was taken to the Keehn home nearby, while Fred Haynes and Johny Schassen brought the remains of her husband to Grass Valley, arriving at 2 o’clock Monday morning and the body was embalmed. — John Reckmann was born in Germany, Hanover, August 25, 1865, died June 1st, 1913, aged 47 years and 9 months. On June 28, 1888, he was married to Mary Stilling a native of Germany. Mr. Reckmann was a member of the IOOF lodge of Kent, who had charge of the funeral, member of Modoc Encampment of Grass Valley, and Sherman Canton of Moro. It was Mr. Reckmann’s request that when he died to be buried in his Canton uniform, and his wish was complied with. The funeral was held in Odd Fellows hall Grass Valley, Thursday, June 5th, conducted by Rev. M.E. Bulton, Lutheran minister of The Dalles, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Kent Items. All mourn the terrible accident that happened to John Reckmann and many think that the wreck was caused by the defective axle in the car, and others who say “I told you so,” and some would rather cast reflection on poor John than to admit there is any fault in the construction of the car are doing all they can to prove that it was all his fault. But it probably always will remain a mystery as to what was the direct cause.
June 13, 1913
- Though badly bruised in the auto accident Mrs. John Reckmann was able to attend the funeral in the city Thursday afternoon; Mr. Louis J. Gates bringing her in his auto.
June 20, 1913
- Death of Mrs. Tom Alley. Another sad death has cast its gloom over this community, this time it was the beloved wife of Mr. Tom Alley, who died suddenly at her home southwest of Grass Valley, Sunday evening June 15th, 1913. Mr. Alley and family had spent Sunday with Mrs. Alley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mathias who live in the vicinity of Wasco; returning home in the evening Mr. Alley prepared supper, and while at the table passed away. Heart failure was the cause. The remains were taken to Wasco on Wednesday morning where the funeral was held. She leaves a husband, two sons aged 3 and 4 years, father and mother, sister and brothers, and wide circle of friends who bow their heads in deep sorrow. In this sad death the husband and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Alley was born in Kansas November 20th, 1866, and was married to Tom Alley January 7, 1907, aged 27 years, 5 months and 4 days.
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Grass Valley Journal
Grass Valley, Sherman County, Oregon
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Grass Valley Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from June 27, 1913 to November 21, 1919.
June 27, 1913
- Grandma McBride died at Forest Grove, Saturday June 21, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Craft.
- E.W. Dooley, the horse buyer , committed suicide one day last week. Despondency was given as the cause.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal, June 24, 1898) Mrs. J. W. Dunn died in this city Saturday, June 8th, 1898.
July 4, 1913
- Winnie, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulton, Jr. of Free Bridge, died on Monday, being the result in playing with firecrackers with her 8 year old brother on Sunday.
July 11, 1913
July 18, 1913
July 25, 1913
August 1, 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal July 29, 1898) Mrs. A. Houghton of Kent, received word that her mother, Mrs. Harriet Garfield, had died at Ispwich, S.D., on July 11th.
- Died. — On Wednesday July 30, 1913, Sylvester Noyes, aged near 74 years. Heart and stomach trouble was the cause of death. The funeral was held in the M.E. Church on Thursday being conducted by the Rev. Henry Attenborough, interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. James Taylor.
August 8, 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal August 5, 1898). Mrs. Sarah Jane Moore, died at Moro. August 3rd; aged 70 years, 2 months and 19 days.
August 15, 1913
August 22, 1913
- Mr. F.W. Mathias, father of Mrs. Geo. Rebman, died on Sunday morning August 17th. Mr. Mathias met with an accident Friday morning 15th, while driving his team, which resulted in his death. Fredric W. Mathias was born in Prussia, Germany, December 29th, 1855; he located in Sherman county in 1890.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal August 19, 1898). Claude Marquis, aged 17, died in Grass Valley August 16.
August 29, 1913
September 5, 1913
- The little three-year old Mitchell child died at Kent Monday night. Coopers Bros. sent out a casket Tuesday evening. We did not learn of the cause of the child’s death.
- Kent Items. A small child of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell died Monday evening of summer complaint, and buried Wednesday.
- Death of Mrs. I.N. Lemon. Irene Vienna Hawley was born at Monroe, Oregon, March 9th, 1861, and was married to Mr. I.N. Lemon on September 19th, 1886, to this union there were three sons born, Leston, Dean and Erwin; Dean having passed away 14 years ago. Mrs. Lemon died at her home in Grass Valley, Oregon, Wednesday morning, September 3rd, 1913 at 4:25. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Attenborough in the M.E. Church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. The deceased had been in very poor health for about four years and gradually growing weaker; something like four weeks ago her life seemingly hung by a slender thread. About two weeks after their marriage in 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Lemon moved to Sherman county where they have resided ever since. To the husband, two sons and relatives, the Journal joins with their wide circle of friends in expressing deep sorrow in this their hour of affliction.
September 12, 1913
- Dr. J. W. Cole died about three weeks ago at his home at Buxton, Oregon, of paralysis. The Dr. was a resident of Grass Valley fifteen years ago.
- Died. At Grass Valley, Oregon, Wednesday, September 10, 1913, Crystal Fawcett, aged about 12 years. It was about 20 minutes to 12 o’clock, midnight, when she passed away, after being sick for about four weeks with typhoid fever. No arrangements have been made for the funeral but we were informed that services may be held today, Friday, this we learn just before going to press early Thursday morning. This is very sad indeed for Mrs. Fawcett in losing her only daughter that had been to her such great comfort, and she has the heartfelt sympathy of all.
September 19, 1913
- The funeral of Crystal Fawcett held in the Baptist Church last Friday afternoon was very largely attended by sympathizing friends. Brief, but appropriate remarks were made by Rev. McMinnis, and the remains conveyed to the cemetery, to the final rest. The grave was banked with the choicest flowers.
September 26. 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Sept. 23, 1898). Mrs. Amanda King died on September 22, aged 70 years.
- Kent Items. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell died last week, the funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Attenborought attending.
October 3, 1913
- The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Johny Peters died on Monday.
October 10, 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. M. O’Sullivan of Kent, have the sympathy of the community in the loss of one of their twin daughters born a few weeks ago. The little child was brought to the J.A. Conrad home in Grass Valley three weeks ago where it could receive medical attention. The little one passed away Saturday evening at 11 o’clock, and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday afternoon.
- Everett McKelvey, who was fatally injured September 13th, when his horse ran off the Hoover creek bridge with him, never recovered consciousness, and died at the home of his mother, Mrs. O.V. Helmes, in Fossil, September 22nd, 1913, aged 21 years.
October 17, 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Oct. 14, 1898). Fred Schwartz died Tuesday evening, October 11th.
October 24, 1913
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Oct. 21, 1898). Geo. Davis, aged 85 years, died at DeMoss, October 17th.
October 31, 1913
- Dr. Hugh Logan, one of the best known physicians in Eastern Oregon, died at his home in The Dalles, Sunday October 26th, death caused by pneumonia.
November 7, 1913
November 14, 1913
November 21, 1913
November 28, 1913
December 5, 1913
December 12, 1913
- Mr. J.M. Martin, who has been very low for some time at his home in Moro, died on Tuesday, December 9th. Mr. Martin we learn was passed 82 years. The funeral was held in Moro Thursday forenoon.
December 19, 1913
- Walter H. Moore. Was born at Knox Grove, Ogle county, Illinois, near Chicago, June 16th, 1854, died at Moro, Oregon, Saturday, December 13, 1913, aged 59 years, 5 months and 26 days. Mr. Moore during the past year had been conducting an automobile agency and real estate business in Moro, and one week before his death took a bad cold which resulted in pneumonia. The funeral was held in Moro, Monday, December 15th, 1913, the sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. C. Adams. The Odd Fellows marched in a body to the grave, and the Elks lodge took charge and their burial ceremony was very impressive. He is survived by a wife, one son and three brothers, Charles W. Moore, of The Dalles, Lawrence K. Moore and Henry A. Moore, of Portland.
- The funeral of Walter Moore held in Moro Monday was very largely attended, and was the largest ever held in this county.
- Died. At Moro, December 9, 1913, J.R. Martin, aged 82 years and 9 months.
- Died. Wednesday, December 10th, 1913, at her home four miles east of Moro, Mrs. R.C. Beyers, dropsy is given as the cause of her death. Interment was in Rose cemetery. [Byers]
- Andrew McDonald, well known in Sherman county, died at 2 o’clock Friday morning, December 12th, 1913, in The Dalles, Oregon, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Morrissey. The deceased was born in the parish of Grague, Queen’s county, Ireland, June 7, 1832, and was 81 years old. Mr. McDonald’s wife died in The Dalles, in June 1910. He is survived by three daughters and one son, Mary E. Morrissey of The Dalles, Joseph A. McDonald, of Grangeville, Idaho, Mrs. Sadie Weaver, of Freewater, Oregon, and Mrs. Frances J. Weigand, of Baker, Oregon. The funeral was held in The Dalles Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in the Catholic church.
December 26, 1913
- Mr. C.R. Hilton died at the home of his parents in Oakland, Southern Oregon, on Saturday, December 20th, 1913. As was well known in this vicinity Mr. Hilton had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Hilton was a bright young man and possessed many good qualities. He was a member in good standing in the Odd Fellows lodge of Grass Valley, and also a member of Modoc Encampment No. 39.
January 2, 1914
- Herbert Blaine Murphy. Was born at Monmouth, Oregon, August 20, 1884, in 1887 the family moved to Yaquina and later to Corvallis and Independence. In 1901 the family moved to Grass Valley and he attended the High School and spent one year at the Oregon Agricultural College; most of his life was spent in the coast states. The last four months of his life was spent in Pendleton where he passed suddenly but peacefully away on December 24th, 1913. He is survived by father and mother, two brothers, George Murphy of Granger, Wash., Nathan Murphy of Seattle, his sisters, Mrs. Roy Walker of Grass Valley and Mrs. Willis Dugger, of Independence. The funeral was held in the M.E. Church, Grass Valley, Sunday afternoon and was largely attended by friends who extended their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. Rev. McMinnis read several selected verses from the Bible and after appropriate remarks the remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Dec. 30, 1898.) Mr. E. Fuller died at Biglow, Saturday morning, Dec. 24th.
January 9th, 1914
- Death of Dr. J.F. James. Monday evening about 5:30 when Sam Davis went to his ranch, formerly occupied by Mr. Foreman, four miles east of Grass Valley, he found the doors locked and on gaining entrance through a window found J.F. James dead. Mr. Davis hurried to inform his nearest neighbor, Mr. Dobbin, both returning to the house and made a brief examination and then Mr. Davis came to town and notified Coroner M.B. Taylor. It is not known just how long he was dead before discovered, however, Friday afternoon E.E. Van Nuys served papers on James, and the Dr. informed him that he was feeling pretty good though he was weak. When found Monday evening James was in bed, and had pants and vest on, and bottle with contents near his side. The Coroner and jury went out and made an investigation the same evening and brought the remains to town, the jury resuming the inquest Tuesday morning. Mr. James had been alone for about 5 days and it was found that he had plenty to eat, in fact several articles of food was already cooked. Dr. J.F. James had been a practicing dentist in Grass Valley for about five or six years and various times had a very large business, he was an exceptionally good dentist, and when he was at himself he was very much of a gentleman. The Coroner’s jury we understand, were unable to give the true cause of death. The funeral was held in this city Wednesday afternoon in the M.E. Church, remarks being made by the Rev. McMinnis and interment was in the IOOF cemetery.
January 16, 1914
January 23, 1914
- Mr. Foster, father of Mrs. E.H. Thompson of Grass Valley, died at his home in Pullman, Wash., Sunday, January 18th, of pneumonia. Mr. E.H. Thompson left here by auto Sunday forenoon to take a night train from The Dalles that would land him in Pullman Monday morning, and he informs us that the remains would probably be sent to Canada for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Foster spent the holidays in Grass Valley with their daughter and when they returned home Mr. Foster seemed to be in perfect health.
- Eva French Passes. Grandma French received the sad news Wednesday evening of the death of her youngest daughter, Eva, in New York City, Thursday, January 15th, 1914, after undergoing an operation on January 12th. Eva French was aged 44 years, 10 months and 20 days. She came to Grass Valley with her parents in 1884, but in recent years has made her home in New York City; she leaves mother, four brothers and one sister.
- A.B. Fairchilds met with a serious accident in Grants Pass recently, he had just left the C.A. Heath home and going down town a team became frightened at a steam roller working nearby, the team dashed across the sidewalk tramping Mr. Fairchild and kicking him several times. Mr. Fairchild is 88 years old and could not get away from the horses and was bruised about his head and sustained serious internal injuries. He is said to be in a very critical condition. [Fairchild]
January 30, 1914
- Mr. Fairchilds who was hurt at Grants Pass recently by a frightened team, died from the injuries received.
- E.H. Thompson and wife are now in Canada, where Mr. Foster was buried. Mr. Thompson will return to Pullman where he will remain for a few weeks to settle estate matters.
February 6, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 3, 1899.) Sam Bailey was killed at Antelope Wednesday by falling from a load of hay.
- Word was received here Monday evening announcing the death of John Dugger, at his home in Park Place, Clackamas county. Mr. Dugger was aged 84 years. Mr. Dugger and his wife were in Grass Valley last summer visiting their sons and both were enjoying good health at that time, considering both were pretty well advanced in years. Jasper Dugger was at his father’s bedside when death came.
February 13, 1914
- John Dugger. Was a private of Captain Asa Bryant, Company (B) 13th Regiment of Kentucky, being enrolled on the 8th day of July, 1863, to serve one year, was discharged on the 10th day of January 1865, at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. Was born in Fentress county, Tennessee, December 15th, 1859, died February 2nd, 1914. He leaves a wife, nine children and two brothers to mourn his loss. The names of the children are G.W. Dugger, Mary M. Johnston, E.J. Milisap, Tressie Smith, J.H. Dugger, J.N. Dugger, W.M. Dugger, Martha Allsup, Harriet Cassidy. There were grandchildren 47, and great grandchildren 53, all living. John Dugger has been a church member for 57 years. The funeral was held in the Baptist church at Oregon City on Wednesday, February 4th, 1914. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Oregon City.
- W.H. Whipple, of Dufur, father of Mrs. Frank Iams, and for many years a resident of Wasco county, died Saturday in The Dalles hospital. Mr. Whipple was born in Ohio in 1836 and was 77 years old at the time of his death. He served Wasco county as assessor from 1897 until 1901. Five children survive, Joseph and Ed Whipple, Mrs. Walter Douglas, of Estacada, Mrs. R.L. Douglas, of Wrentham and Mrs. Vira Iams of Grass Valley. The remains were buried at Dufur Sunday.
- Kent News Items. Jere McKelvy died last Thursday night and was buried in the IOOF cemetery Saturday.
February 20, 1914
- Mrs. A. J. Hardow of Eugene, Oregon, sister of Mrs. P.H. Murphy of this city, died Monday night at 11 o’clock, February 9th, 1914, heart trouble is given as the cause of death. Mrs. Hardow was aged 66 years.
- The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. King, died last Wednesday night, 11th, at 11 o’clock, and was buried Friday forenoon. The parents have the sympathy of all.
February 27, 1914
March 6, 1914
- Mrs. Eva Heim, died at her home in Moro, on Friday morning, February 27th. The funeral was held on Saturday and was very largely attended.
- John Carey, a well known Oregon pioneer, died in The Dalles Monday morning.
March 13, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal March 10, 1899). The remains of Clifford Mintin will be taken to Priest Rapids.
- Mrs. Frank Iams left for Portland Tuesday morning, having received the sad news Monday evening that her sister had died in a hospital in that city. The funeral was held at Estacada.
- Chas. Murphy, farmer near Antelope, died Saturday 7th, the funeral was held Monday, after the sermon by Rev. Lamb the Woodmen Lodge took charge. Mr. Murphy left a wife and five children.
March 20, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal March 17, 1899). Frank Smith of Biglow was stricken with paralysis Wednesday evening and died with a few hours.
March 27, 1914
April 3, 1914
April 10, 1914
April 17, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal April 14, 1899). A man by the name of Kaylor was run over and killed by the C.S. train near Wasco Sunday night.
April 24, 1914
- The funeral of James W. Curl was held at the family residence at Boring, Oregon, Friday, April 17th, interment was in the Mt Scott Park Cemetery. Mr. Curl lived in Grass Valley about ten years ago.
- Kent Items. Word was received here Saturday that Katie Robertson who at one time lived here with Mrs. Chisholm and went to school, was thrown from a horse and instantly killed between Shaniko and her home. Several from here attended the funeral at Shaniko Saturday.
May 1, 1914
May 8, 1914
- Kent Items. The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Bennett died Sunday and was buried Monday in the IOOF cemetery.
- Mr. William H. Kerr died on April 17th, 1914, in the 79th year of his age, the funeral being held at his Eastern home and interment was in Brookfield, Conn. The deceased was well known to the early settlers of Sherman county. After selling his business in the East, Mr. Kerr in company with Charles A. Buckley of Brooklyn, came West and settled in Sherman county, buying a ranch and engaged in sheep raising on a large scale, they remained in this business for 18 years, returning to his Eastern home in 1900.
May 15, 1914
May 22, 1914
May 29, 1914
June 5, 1914
June 12, 1914
June 19, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal June 16, 1899). Grandma Daugherty died Monday evening at her home near Kent, aged about 75 years.
June 26, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal June 23, 1899) Dan Allbright was found dead in Dave McKelvy’s barn Sunday morning. Juice Munger held the inquest.
- Coroner Taylor was called to Gibson station, Monday morning to hold an inquest over a man that was found dead by the section men, while they were burning grass on the right of way. Evidently the man had been dead eight or nine days, he had a daily paper of June 12th. The body was badly decayed and nothing could be found on his person to throw any light on who the man was or where he came from. The body was laying about 12 foot from the track under some willows, had used his coat as pillow, and a bottle of whiskey was nearby. The body was seen by I.N. Lemon while coming home on Friday afternoons train, and thought it was someone who was taking a little rest and went to sleep.
- The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. [G.F.] Steele lived only a few hours after it was born Sunday. They have the sympathy of all.
July 3, 1914
July 10, 1914
- Fifteen Years ago. (In Journal July 7, 1899). J.M. Hansen, an old resident of this county, died near Rutledge on July 3rd.
July 17, 1914
- Mrs. T. Vanlandingham received the sad news Tuesday that her sister, Mrs. Marg Gartheffner died at Chico, Cal., Monday July 13th.
July 24, 1914
- Mr. E.C. Mehanney, who was well known in Grass Valley several years ago, died very suddenly at his home in the Odell district, Tuesday evening, 14th. He had started to pull some cabbage plants after supper, and the fatal stroke came. He leaves five children.
July 31, 1914
August 7, 1914
- Emmitt Olds. Was born in Yamhill county, Oregon, on September 13, 1846, died in The Dalles, Oregon, July 30th, 1914, at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 17 days. On November 23, 1873, in Yamhill county, near Lafayette. Mr. Olds married Miss Elizabeth Messinger, was born in Guthrie county, Iowa, on October 22, 1857, to this union there were born 11 children, all living but one, their daughter May having passed away in the year 1885, the name of the other children are, Lewis A., Charles B., Willie R., Frank, Adelbert, Dean, Chester E., Myrtle I., and Mrs. Lela Brittam and Mrs. Bertie L. Brown, both living at Tygh Valley, Oregon. As stated in these columns last week, Mrs. Olds had been bothered for some time with stomach trouble and three weeks ago he went down to the Hot Springs to see if he could get some relief, however, he gradually grew weaker and it was necessary to take him to The Dalles hospital for treatment. Mrs. Olds informs us that the trip from the Springs was a very hard one and when they arrived in The Dalles Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock they immediately went to the hospital and the doctor made an examination and said that his trouble was Cancer of the stomach, and also that there was a clot of blood on the brain. Mrs. Olds and two sons Lewis and Will, remained in the hospital until 9 o’clock at which time Mr. Olds seemed to be resting easier, then left for the hotel, they were not there only a few minutes when a phone call notified them that father was sinking, hurrying to the hospital they could plainly see that the time was near, and he continued to fail and at 10:30 the end came. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Friday afternoon, all the children had been notified and were present. Mr. Olds was an honored and worthy citizen of Grass Valley and Sherman county and was a man that everybody liked and all had a good word to say in his behalf. For 20 years or more Mr. Olds had been a member of the School Board and it was always his desire to have good schools and competent teachers; he had been a member of the City Council for a number of years and at all times done and acted for what he thought was for the best interests of the city and the community. In the passing of Mr. Olds, the Editor of the Journal feels that he has lost a good friend, having been acquainted with him in Yamhill county before he moved to this part of Eastern Oregon, and we have always known him to be a good citizen. Nelse Olds, of Lents, an older brother, with his son Samuel, and Mrs. Olds’s two sisters, Mrs. Elzina Stewart and Mrs. J.E. Messinger, of McMinnville, came Saturday afternoon to attend the funeral. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the M.E. Church, being conducted by the Rev. Lamb and interment was in the IOOF cemetery. The pallbearers were James Dennis, J.S. Michell, P.N. Lemmon, L.W. Baker, G.C. Vintin, W.I. Westerfield. The casket and the grave were banked with choicest flowers and handsome wreaths, the offerings of many friends who deeply sympathize with those who have suffered an irreparable loss. [Photo]
August 14, 1914
August 21, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal August 18, 1899). Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merchant’s two year old child, died Aug. 11th.
- Mrs. Bryant, mother of A.M. Bryant of Grass Valley and Mrs. L.W. Ross of Moro, died in Portland, Thursday, August 13, 1914.
September 4, 1914
September 11, 1914
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal September 8, 1899). Willie Scott Died Sunday, September 3rd.
September 18, 1914
- Died. Thursday morning at 1 o’clock, September 17th, 1914, Darrold, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Martin, who lived in the Rutledge neighborhood. The community extends sympathy to the bereaved parents.
September 25, 1914
October 2, 1914
- Mrs. D.C. Munger received a telegram from Seattle Wednesday evening which announced the death of her mother. Mrs. Munger left for Seattle Thursday morning.
October 9, 1914
- Charlie Hammons Dead. Charles Hammons was an employee at the Hammond Lumber Company’s camp, and was instantly killed in a railroad wreck when one of the company’s logging trains ran away, on the morning of October 1st. This wreck is said to be one of the worst that has happened along the Columbia river in the past year and that there were no one else injured, is considered a miracle. Charlie Hammons was aged 25 years and 1 day, and leaves a wife and two small children, mother, five brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held Sunday October 4th, in the M.E. Church, at Oak Point, Wash. —- N. Hammons left for Rainier, Wash., last Friday to attend the funeral of his brother, Charles, who met his death in a logging camp.
October 16, 1914
October 23, 1914
October 30, 1914
November 6, 1914
November 13, 1914
November 20, 1914
November 27, 1914
- Edgar Hostetler, of The Dalles, died at his home in that city on Sunday evening at 5:40 after a very short illness. The funeral Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Odd Fellows, was very largely attended.
- Mrs. Lucas, of Monmouth, sister of P.H. Murphy of this city died on November 17th, at the age of 82 years. Mrs. Lucas has been a resident of Polk county for 62 years, she was the mother of Hon. J.P. Lucas of Hood River, and Mrs. Wm D. Fenton of Portland.
- Death of Mrs. McAllister The sad news was received by Mrs. W.D. Graves Thursday morning from Lexington that her sister had died at 1:45. No particulars were given. Mrs. McAllister spent several weeks in Grass Valley during the summer and made many warm friends who will be grieved to learn of her death.
December 4, 1914
- The funeral of Mrs. R.C. McAllister was held at Lexington, Saturday November 27th, in the M.E. church, the services were conducted by the Rev. J.D. Crooks. The Rebekah Lodge of Heppner attended the services in a body and conducted the ceremony at the grave. Mrs. McAllister was highly respected in the community where she lived.
December 11, 1914
- Death of John Suhr. Died at the home of Henry Patjens, in the Bakeoven district, Tuesday evening, December 8th, 1914, of pneumonia. John Suhr has been a resident of Sherman county for a number of years, and was well and favorably known by the older settlers, having worked at Sherar Bridge, for about 21 years, and has a large number of friends who will mourn his death. The deceased leaves two relatives, living south of Grass Valley, his brother Dick Suhr, and his sister, Mrs. Henry Peters. The funeral will be held in Grass Valley this Friday afternoon, conducted by the Lutheran minister of The Dalles. The deceased was born in Germany, we do not have the date at this time.
- The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Gault living in Portland, died last week of pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery near this city on Friday evening, 4th.
- Wm. Graves left for The Dalles late Tuesday evening in Arthur Smiths auto, to take a night train to Portland and reach Independence early Wednesday morning, having received word that his father was sinking very fast. — Telegram received Wednesday evening, announced that Mr. Graves father had died.
December 18, 1914
December 25, 1914
January 1, 1915
January 8, 1915
- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ragsdale have the sympathy of all; the little child born Monday evening lived about 12 hours. The infant was buried at Moro Wednesday afternoon.
January 15, 1915
- Arlie Landingham, of Moro, received word on Saturday January 9th, that his father had died at Sheridan, Yamhill county on January 8th.
January 22, 1915
January 29, 1915
- James Lium received word last week of the death of his sister in North Dakota. Miss Lium was in Grass Valley several years ago, visiting her sister Mrs. Sam H. Baker.
- Mrs. George H. Stanton passed away a the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lorinda Wilcox, at 5 o’clock Sunday evening, January 24th, 1915, aged 63 years, 3 months and 22 days. Grandma Stanton in Portland several weeks ago while shopping with her daughter Carrie was taken sick and improved so much that she wished to return here for a while and then go to Washington to visit for a while. While here for about one week she seemed to improve and it was Saturday evening when her daughter Carrie decided to return to Portland but late that evening and Sunday morning there was a change for the worse and died at 5 o’clock in the evening. George V. Stanton, of Madras, Bert Stanton of Paisley, Mrs. Edna M. Coon and Lorinda Wilcox, of Grass Valley, and Mrs. Carrie Oaks, of Portland, a step-son Edward Stanton, of Washington, and step-daughter, Mrs. Frank French, of Grass Valley, and a large number of warm friends who mourn her loss. The funeral was held here Thursday in the M. E. church conducted by Rev. Magwood and the remains laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery beside her husband who passed away in 1905.
February 5, 1915
February 12, 1915
- Fred Hendershott received a telegram Tuesday announcing the death of his father, W.W. Hendershott, of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Hendershott was a former resident of Grass Valley, conducting a meat market here until about ten years ago when he left for California. Mr. Hendershott was 74 years old, and is survived by two children, Fred and Mrs. Chas. Olds, both of Grass Valley; his wife having died several years ago at Stockton, California. Fred Hendershott left Wednesday morning for Los Angeles and will take the body to Stockton where it will repose beside his wife in the Stockton cemetery.
February 19, 1915
- “Grandma” Wagoner, who moved away from Grass Valley about ten years ago, died at Fruitdale, Calif., on January 17th. Mrs. Wagoner was the mother of Mrs. Bates.
February 26, 1915
March 5, 1915
- Alex Smith, who is well known in this vicinity, died at North Yakima on Friday, February 26, 1915. For a number of years Mr. Smith had been in the general merchandise business with his brother Robt, at Sisters, Oregon. Alex and Robert were in Grass Valley last August to visit their brother Harvey who had the misfortune to fall and break his leg, remaining here four or five days and returning home.
- Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Barnett have the sympathy of all in the loss of one of their twin boys, passing away on March 1st. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Magwood. — [In the Journal, February 26, 1915 – Born: Saturday, February 20, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Barnett, twin boys. Mother and children getting along nicely and “Slim” is improving slowly.]
March 12, 1915
- Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Barnett lost their other twin child Sunday afternoon, passing away at 2 o’clock. The little one was buried Monday.
- Wm. J. Lewellen died in Portland last week at the age of 61. Mr. Lewellen was the father of George E. Lewellen of the Moro Commercial Co. of Moro.
- The Yakima Republic, Feb. 25. — Alexander B. Smith, aged 44 years, died at St. Elizabeth’s hospital this noon, February 25. He had been at the hospital nearly a month, following an overflow of the gall bladder, for which an operation was resorted to for relief. Deceased was born in New Brunswick and spent a large share of his life in Crook county, Oregon, where he was engaged in the stock business. He came here in November last, with his wife and 6-months-old baby, who survive him, and has been living on the Tom Smith ranch in the Moxee. Other relatives are Tom Smith, his brother, and his family of this city; Robert Smith, a brother who came from Oregon a short time ago; Harvey Smith, also a brother whose home is in Oregon, but who is now somewhere on the coast, and two nieces, Mrs. Levi Karr of this city, and Mrs. Florence Curry of Seattle. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
March 19, 1915
- Wm Currie died at Wasco Tuesday evening and the remains will be brought to Grass Valley this Friday for burial. His death was the result of a fall received; we have no further particulars at this time.
March 26, 1915
- The funeral of the late Wm. Currie was held in Moro Friday week; it was first the intention to have the funeral here.
April 2, 1915
- Wayne Dutton passed away Friday afternoon rather sudden; in the morning he was not feeling well and the Doctor was called and later it was thought he was getting along all right. At noon Wayne did not care for any dinner, but shortly after 1 o’clock he ate a few bites and soon expired. The funeral was held in the Methodist church Sunday at 2 o’clock and the little casket was covered with choice flowers, one wreath by the Rebekahs and the Sunday school. Mr. and Mrs. Dutton have the sympathy of all in the loss of their loved one. Leonard Wayne Dutton was born in Cheney, Kansas, July 21, 1910, was a member of the primary class of the Baptist Sunday school and during the singing of “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” the little class marched in bearing their floral gift. In the absence of the Baptist minister, Rev. Sharkey, the sermon was delivered by Rev. G.N. Magwood.
April 9, 1915
- Milton G. Smith, a brother of Dr. Earl Smith, was drowned in Tillamook bay Tuesday afternoon.
April 16, 1915
April 23, 1915
- Grandma French has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Butler, at the age of 81.
April 30, 1915
May 7, 1915
May 14, 1915
May 21, 1915
- James Matthes was in Salem last week attending the funeral of his sister.
May 28, 1915
- Mr. Martin, who was over 80 years of age, died in The Dalles hospital Tuesday morning; he was an uncle to H.U. Martin of Moro.
June 4, 1915
- Arch Russell last Friday morning received the sad news that his brother Jesse was killed in a railroad accident near Falls City. His brother was engineer on the Spaulding logging train and in some manner lost control of the engine and there was a wreck. Arch left here Saturday morning to attend the funeral Sunday. — The following letter explains more fully: Jess Russell, locomotive engineer for the Spaulding logging Company was instantly killed, May 28th, 1915, while at his post of duty. The train of logs which was descending a steep and wet grade, got from under the crew’s control and was being hurled down the grade at an awful speed. Mr. Russell stayed with his engine until all the other crew had safely jumped, and it is not known whether Mr. Russell jumped or was thrown from the cab; he was found on the track badly crushed and mangled. Mr. Russell was 38 years of age and had been in the company employ for 15 years. He was buried at Shelburn, Ore., by the side of his brother who was killed 12 years ago while working for the same company. Mr. Russell leaves an aged father and mother at Macleay, Ore., also five sisters living and six brothers and many friends. The funeral services were directed by the Odd Fellows lodge of which he was a member.
June 11, 1915
June 18, 1915
June 25, 1915
July 2, 1915
- The funeral of Mr. Mays, who died at Monkland Friday last, was held at Moro Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The cause of death was tuberculosis.
July 9, 1915
July 16, 1915
- The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Whitlock was buried in the cemetery near town Sunday.
July 23, 1915
- Kent Items. W.G. Helyer and family were called to Warrington on account of the death of Mrs. Helyer’s father. They returned home Saturday.
July 30, 1915
August 6, 1915
- Ed. Eslinger, son of T.L. Eslinger, a pioneer resident of Cedar Springs vicinity, Mo., died at the Vernon hospital in Nevada, Sunday night, July 25th, following an operation for an acute case of appendicitis. Ed Eslinger was in Grass Valley several years ago and was a young man of good character and had many warm friends.
August 13, 1915
August 20, 1915
- Mr. and Mrs. Arch Russell have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their twin sons, born Saturday 14th; one died late Saturday evening and the other one passed away Sunday morning.
- W.R. Garrett died at Burns, Oregon, on Tuesday Sept. 17th. His sons W.E. and J.O. Garrett left Grass Valley Tuesday afternoon in an auto for Burns. Mr. Garrett visited his sons here about one year ago.
August 27, 1915
- A man by the name of Erikson was drowned Sunday evening at 5 o’clock one mile west of Grant’s station. As near as the Coroner, M.B. Taylor, could find out by investigation Erikson was seized by cramps, sank and was carried away in a strong under current.
- Frank Irvine died at his home in Portland, Thursday, August 19th, at the age of 55 years, the funeral was held in that city on Monday. For several years conducted a general store at Antelope, and later Mr. Irvine bought a farm just north of Grass Valley. Besides his wife and daughter, Mr. Irvine leaves a sister, Mrs. Henry Lorenzen, of The Dalles.
September 3, 1915
- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Horner lost their twin boys, born on the 30th, and died on the same day.
September 10, 1915
- They body of Joe Erickson, drowned in the Columbia river below Grants, on Sunday evening, August 22d, was found by canal employees at the Big Eddy on Monday, August 30th.
- .Mrs. James Brown, of Center Point, Iowa, died at the home of her son, Dr. F.J. Brown, at Tygh Valley, Sunday evening, September 5th. Mrs. Brown on Saturday evening was taken suddenly ill and two physicians were called.
- Catherene Ashby Kimsey, died Saturday morning early, Sept. 4, at her home near Antelope. Mrs. Kimsey was a sister of Mrs. Henry Steers of The Dalles.
- Coroner M.B. Taylor was called to the Deschutes river Friday last, 3d, to what is known as the mouth of Jones’ canyon, to investigate the finding of a badly decomposed body of a man, discovered by Mr. Gervais, who was fishing there. The Coroner and jury made an investigation as far as they could and adjourned their meeting to some future time pending further investigation. From what we can learn a thorough investigation will be made before the jury will submit their report.
September 17, 1915
September 24, 1915
- The funeral of Grandma Cushman, who died in Portland, was held in Moro Sunday afternoon, Sept. 19th, and was very largely attended by many sympathizing friends and early settlers of Sherman county. Mrs. Cushman was the mother of Mrs. D.E. Vintin, who lives near Grass Valley, Eugene Cushman, of Moro, Mrs. H.S. McDaniel [McDanel], Mrs. Henry Moore and Mrs. Walter Moore, of Portland. Mrs. Cushman was aged we understand about 79 years.
October 1, 1915
October 8, 1915
- Clyde Brock, cashier of the Bank of Ione, committed suicide Sunday evening, Oct 3d, and from dispatches, the only reason given for his rash act, was that he was discouraged over the fact that he was taken from a larger to a smaller town. Mr. Brock was well known at Salem and Heppner as a young man of good character.
- Died: At Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, September 29th, 1915, Mr. Lemuel Lemmon, aged 79 years. The deceased came to Oregon in `45 and spent most of his time in Polk county. He leaves a wife, 11 children, all living, and many pioneer friends who mourn his loss.
October 15, 1915
- Mrs. Abigall Scott Duniway, 81 years old, sister of the late Harvey W. Scott, and known as the “mother of woman suffrage in Oregon,” died at Good Samaritan hospital in Portland, at 12:50 o’clock Monday morning, following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Duniway underwent an operation recently for an infection in her foot and for some time there had been virtually no hope of her recovery. At the bedside at the time of death were Ralph R. Duniway and Dr. C.A. Duniway, sons, Dr. J.C. Zan and the nurse. Mrs. Duniway’s death came while she was sleeping peacefully. Mrs. Abigal Scott Duniway was born October 22, 1834, in a border cabin home in Illinois.
- Word was received Tuesday that J.T. Boothby, a former resident of Kent, died in Portland Monday. Harry Horner and wife left for The Dalles Wednesday morning where the funeral will be held.
- The Journal and many friends express sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston, of Wasco, in their sad bereavement in the loss of their 11 months old child.
- Mr. J.T. Boothby, well known at Grass Valley and Kent, died in Portland hospital Monday, the remains being sent to The Dalles in the evening. From information Mr. Boothby had a cancer, an operation being necessary. Several years ago Mr. Boothby farmed the King ranch north of this city and later had charge of an orchard down on the Columbia. The Editor met Mr. Boothby in The Dalles during the fair, Sept 30th, seemingly in good health and glad to meet Sherman county friends.
October 22, 1915
October 29, 1915
- Kent Items. A.M. Orcutt died Tuesday at 10 a.m. Funeral will be held in the church Thursday at 10 a.m., interment in the IOOF cemetery.
- A.M. Orcutt died at his home south-west of Grass Valley on Tuesday, October 26th, 1915, of tuberculosis, after a lingering illness of several months.
November 5, 1915
November 12, 1915
- Mrs. Daisey Buckley died in Missouri on October 28th, after a long illness of tuberculosis.
- Tuesday evening Mr. W.J. Davis received a telegram that his sister, Mrs. E.A. Moore died in Vancouver, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Davis and Fred Cox and wife left here early Wednesday morning for Vancouver to attend the funeral, making the trip to The Dalles by auto.
November 19, 1915
November 26, 1915
December 3, 1915
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Dec 7, 1900) Joseph A. Morrissey, died at his home about five miles northeast of Grass Valley, on Friday morning, Nov. 30th, at 1 o’clock a. m., of pneumonia.
December 10, 1915
December 17, 1915
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Dec. 21, 1900). Mr. Kentner‘s little child died at Kent on Thursday last.
December 24, 1915
December 31, 1915
- Robert Jones, well known in this part of Sherman county, died at his home in Hood River last Friday at 3 o’clock, the funeral being held in that city Sunday. Mrs. V.B. Eakin and Ernest Blaylock, step-children, left here Saturday morning for Hood River. Mr. Jones had been in poor health for some time.
January 7, 1916
- Katie Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Hansen, living a few miles north of Moro, died Friday, December 31st, of diphtheria. According to reports another daughter is down with this disease.
- Died: At White Salmon, Wash., Saturday, January 1, 1916, Mrs. Isabelle Bennett, at the age of 84 years and six months. The funeral was held at White Salmon on Tuesday, Jan., 4th. Grandma Bennett had been sick for about three weeks when the final message came and there were three sons at her bedside, Milton Bennett of White Salmon, Walter Bennett of Kent and R.C. Bennett of Grass Valley. For a number of years the deceased was an honored pioneer resident of Sherman county and leaves a large number of friends who mourn her death.
January 14, 1916
- Alta, the 12 year old daughter of Soren Hansen living 9 miles northwest of Moro, died at 4 o’clock, Thursday morning, January 13th. We understand diphtheria was the cause of death.
- O.E. Eakin died in The Dalles Monday evening, January 10th, at 7:30. His son, V.B. Eakin, left for The Dalles Tuesday morning and informs us that his father will be buried at Hay Canyon cemetery, the date he could not say, giving his opinion that the remains would be brought to Moro Wednesday afternoon and the funeral Thursday morning. Mr. Eakin went to The Dalles a few days before his death for a visit when he was taken down.
- Kent Items. L.D. Eakin received word Monday that his father died suddenly in The Dalles, and left for there Tuesday.
- Frank Barton, whose home is in Portland, and has a Sherman county ranch, died in The Dalles Sunday from the effects of ptomaine poison.
January 21, 1916
- Mrs. Hinshaw, who lived between Antelope and Ashwood, died Sunday morning, January 16th, 1916, of LaGrippe. The remains were shipped to Salem, her old home, for interment.
- Mr. J.H. Marquis died on January 7th, 1916, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Madge Blount, 1155 Walnut Street, Red Bluffs, Calif. Mr. Marquis has been confined to his daughter’s home for the past six weeks. James Henry Marquis was born in Logan county, Ohio, March 4, 1846 and spent his early life in the central states, moving to Oregon in 1886, and then from Grass Valley to California, locating at Rosewood, and six years ago to Red Bluffs. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, two sons, Rex Marquis, of Ontario, Oregon, and Dr. Francis M. Marquis of Stockton, California, and two daughters, Mrs. Madge Blount, of Red Bluffs, California, and Mrs. Blanch Hoffman of Walnut Grove, California. Deceased was a Mason in good standing.
January 28, 1916
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 1, 1901) Mrs. Clyde Williams died in Moro on Saturday, January 26th, 1901, of consumption, aged 22 years. Rev. Wm. Hoskins conducted the funeral ceremony in the Methodist church Monday. The funeral was largely attended.
February 4, 1916 – Issue Missing
February 11, 1916
- John Price on Monday received a telegram from Nebraska announcing the death of his father.
February 18, 1916
- Died: Lucle Davis, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Davis died at their home at Long Beach, Wash., February 8th, 1916 of mengingitis. She was 3 years, 3 months and 12 days old. Mr. Davis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Davis of Grass Valley. The little one was born at Hay Creek, Crook county, Oregon, and lived at that place until last June when they moved to Long Beach for the benefit of the mother’s health. Lucile was a bright, happy child and in good health until the afternoon of the 7th of February.
February 25, 1916
March 3, 1916
March 10, 1916
- Death of Lloyd Wilcox. Lloyd Wilcox passed to the great beyond, on Tuesday march 7th, a 1 o’clock a.m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wilcox, of Grass Valley, Oregon. About three weeks ago Lloyd was brought to town and placed under the doctor’s care, but he had a complication of ailments that did not yield to medical treatment. Dr. Taylor and a trained nurse have been constantly at his bedside and was watchfully cared for, but it was His will that Lloyd should enter the long and silent sleep of death. He leaves a wife and 4 months old child, father and mother, several brothers and two sisters and numerous friends to mourn his death. The funeral service was held in the M.E. church Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. G.N. Magwood. Lloyd Wilcox was born January 1, 1892.
March 17, 1916
- The funeral of the late Lloyd Wilcox, held last Thursday, was largely attended and the newly made grave was literally covered with the choicest wreaths. All the children were present with the exception of a sister, Mrs. Wilkey. George came from Forest Grove, and Fred from Leads, South Dakota.
- The freight train that left Grass Valley last Thursday evening at about 10 o’clock met with a bad accident three miles from Biggs early Friday morning when the train runaway down the steep grade and caused two deaths and seriously injuring two others. Fireman Lew Kaster and Brakeman Stimpson were almost instantly killed, and Engineer Alfred Williamson was scalded and painfully bruised, Conductor Dalrymple and Brakeman Strong both escaped with a few slight scratches. When the cars left the track it is said the train was going at a rate of 70 or 80 miles an hour. The several cars were reduced to a mass of splinters.
March 24, 1916
- A bad accident occurred on the railroad near here recently. While passing through a tunnel a handcar loaded with Greeks collided with a train, resulting in the death of a few Greeks.
March 31, 1916
- Dolph Goetjen and wife were here last Saturday evening to attend the funeral of his brother. They returned to Maupin Sunday morning.
- N.H. Goetjen died at his home, at Gervais, Oregon, on Thursday morning at 8 o’clock, March 23, 1916, and was buried in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley on Saturday evening the 25th. Mr. Goetjen was aged about 52 years, and leaves a wife and four brothers to mourn his loss. Mr. Goetjen was well known in this vicinity as he lived for a number of years in the Rutledge neighborhood, and quite a number of friends were present at the funeral. Mr. Goetjen had one leg amputated at the hip joint and from this operation never recovered.
April 7, 1916
- Died. In Portland, March 29, John Harvey Berger, aged 50 years, husband of Mrs. Anna Berger, father of Reba and Nelsena Berger. The funeral was held in Portland Friday the 31st, under the auspices of the IOOF and WOW. Mr. Berger was well known in Grass Valley as a number of years ago he was in business here, running a furniture store and doing carpenter work.
April 14, 1916
April 21, 1916
- Kent Items. Grandma Wilson was taken suddenly worse on Tuesday night of last week, and gradually sank until she passed away on Wednesday night. The funeral on Friday was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Meyers, of The Dalles, assisted by Rev. Magwood. Interment in IOOF cemetery.
- Mrs. Newkirk received a telegram Saturday announcing the accidental death of her brother, George N. Pugh, a brakeman on Southern Pacific train on the Roseberg-Ashland run. In the jostling of the freight train as the breaks set automatically following an accidental disconnection of the air hose between two cars, Mr. Pugh was thrown from the top of the train Saturday morning near Anlauf, and met a horrible death under the wheels. Fifteen cars passed over his body. Mr. Pugh had been a brakeman on the Southern Pacific lines for 16 years. He operated formerly out of Portland, and more recently out of Albany, going to the Roseburg-Ashland run in January. In addition to leaving a widow and two children, he is survived by his father, Geo. W. Pugh, of Lents; two sisters, Mrs. Blair of Portland, and Mrs. Newkirk of Grass Valley, and a brother, Elmer, a conductor on the Oregon Electric at Corvallis. Mr. Pugh was a member of the Odd fellows Lodge of Portland, and also the Order of Railway Trainmen. The funeral was held at Roseburg Monday.
- Martha Eveline Wilson Passes. Martha Eveline (Cress) Wilson was born October 18th, 1855, and passed away at the ripe age of 61 years and 6 months. February 10th, 1876, she was married to George Scott Wilson. The congenial and happy young couple made their home in Johnson county, Tennessee. From this union came eleven children, ten of whom are still living: Jacob H. Wilson, Jerry M. Wilson, of Kent, Oregon, Lanora E. Adams, of Tacoma, Washington, Beula V. Harbin, of Kent, Ore., Essie S. Wilson, of Shaniko, Ore., Maude G. Sias, James C. Wilson, T. Brooks Helyer, of Kent, Ore., Mary Ed Wilson, deceased, having gone to the other shore while yet an infant, Isaac Barrett Wilson and Georgia Ruth Wilson, of Kent, Ore., also sixteen grandchildren and a host of friends who love and cherish her memory because of the many kindnesses to them. At an early age she was baptized into Christ by Elder A. M. Ferguson, in Johnson county, Tennessee, and has lived a con-consistent Christian life ever since. One of her greatest ambitions was to keep the home together while here on earth and to make sure of their reunion on the shore was her burning desire. Her success in the former is now passed into history and she has gone to the better world to be a beckoning hand to insure the success of the latter. While death is a sad event in any home at any time yet the brightness of hope that surrounds this occasion mitigates to a great extent the attending sorrow. — “A good woman.” Prov. 3, 10, 31. The value of this good woman is shown: By her relation to her husband: He safely trusts her; their lives were truly one. By her relation to her household: Their needs were her desires; their course in life her greatest concern. By her relationship to the world: Generosity to the poor; a life of unselfish service. Her chief characteristics: Strength of character; honor. Her hope: The reward of Heavenly approval; possibility of greater service. Her Hand: The law of kindness by which she was governed; the law of kindness by which she governed. Her reward: Her children rise up and call her blessed; God’s “Well Done, thou good and faithful servant.” Her life’s secret: Fear of the Lord her ruling passion; to serve, her greatest ambition. — The funeral services were conducted last Friday by Rev. Meyers of The Dalles, assisted by Rev. Geo. N. Magwood, of Grass Valley.
April 28, 1916
May 5, 1916
May 12, 1916
- Mrs. J.H. Marquis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Madge Mount, in Walnut Grove, Calif., on April 25th. Her husband, J.H. Marquis died last January.
May 19, 1916
May 26, 1916
- Kent Items. Jas. Dillinger received word last week from Iowa that his father was dead. He went to The Dalles to go East but delayed so long in getting transportation that he came home Saturday.
June 2, 1916
- Met Death By Drowning. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Odell‘s youngest son, Robert, was drowned Wednesday near their home by falling down an embankment five or six feet into a pool of water that was probably two feet deep. Mr. Odell had arrived at the dinner hour from his work and missed the little son, went to the bank and there found Robert in the pool of water. It is not certain how long the body was in the water when discovered, but from what we can learn, it must have been very close to thirty minutes. Everything was done to save their little darling; Dr. Taylor made a fast trip from his ranch, and with others worked over the body for hours in an effort to restore life and an auto was hurried from The Dalles with Dr. Calberth bringing a pulmeter, but it was 4 o’clock when the pulmeter could be used. This is not only a great shock to Mr. and Mrs. Odell in the taking away so sudden of their child, but the entire community bow their heads in deep sorrow and sympathy in their loss. Robert Odell was aged 1 year and 10 months. The parents of Mr. and Mrs. Odell are expected from Walla Walla this Thursday evening.
- Wm. Burke, was killed almost instantly last Friday the 26th, near Woodland, Wash., while working at the county rock crusher. An iron crow bar that he using caught in a conveyor and crashed against the left side of his head. Mr. Burke was a cousin of Mrs. Westerfield.
- The man that runs the bakery at Wasco, committed suicide Wednesday morning by shooting himself. In the morning he dressed up, had a shave, and went in the bakery saying to his help that he was going out to kill squirrels, taking his gun he went back of the opera house and shot himself.
June 9, 1916
- The funeral of little Robert Odell was held at 10 o’clock Friday the 2d, at the Odell residence. Appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Magwood, and the little one taken to its final resting place in the cemetery; the little casket and grave was covered with choice flowers.
June 16, 1916
- Mrs. Eliza Harris was buried at Moro last Thursday the 8th, having passed away in Seattle at the home of her son. Mrs. Harris was a Sherman county pioneer and has many friends to mourn her death.
June 23, 1916
- Died. At Fossil, Oregon Wednesday June 14th, 1916, Mrs. Henry Hartfield, of Grass Valley, aged 56 years. Bright’s disease was the cause of her death. Mrs. Hartfield was the mother of Walter Hartfield, of Mayville, and Mrs. Porter, also of Mayville. The funeral was held Sunday and Mr. Hartfield returned to Grass Valley Monday evening.
June 30, 1916
- Died. In Portland, Oregon, Friday June 23d, 1916, Miss Lizzie Peters, born March 31st, 1895. Remains were brought to Grass Valley Sunday evening and the funeral was held in the M. E. Church Monday at 2 o’clock, being conducted by the Rev. G.N. Magwood, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. There was a very large attendance at the funeral of this well known young lady and her sudden death is a hard blow for her parents and many friends. Miss Peters was attending the Rose Carnival at Portland and while there had an ulcerated tooth that had to be treated before it could be pulled and blood poisoning set which caused her death. The Journal joins with their many friends in extending sympathy to the parents and relatives in their hour of sorrow. Miss Peters was a member of the Rebekah lodge of this city who had charge at the grave.
- Miss Mary Lou Hinton, daughter of R.R. Hinton of Shaniko, met her death in Portland last Saturday, when she stooped over to water some flowers on a 3 story porch when she lost her balance and fell below on the hard cement walk, and she died while being taken to the hospital.
July 7, 1916
- Lives Lost And Property Destroyed By Flood. The heaviest rain, or cloudburst, that ever visited this city, made its appearance last Friday evening at 5:20, and in ten minutes time the streets were flooded to a depth of six inches, cellars were filled and the creeks were soon out of their banks, but the property damage in this city fortunately was very light. In Hay Canyon country there was a cloudburst and a torrent of water said to be 20 to 25 feet high rushed down the narrow canyon carrying death and destruction with it. Mrs. Elizabeth Fortner and her daughter, Mrs. L.H. Lawrence, who were at the farm of their son and brother, were in the house when the water struck it and carried it down the stream with the two occupants; the house was completely demolished and the body of Mrs. Fortner was found 9 miles down the canyon and the daughter four miles below the home. The other two who lost their lives were John Kunsman and Mr. Burnett, both of Moro. They were working on the road and the rain drove them to the tent and the wall of water came so fast that they were unable to reach a place of safety and their bodies were carried down the canyon about three miles and lodged against a barbed wire fence, the bodies were about six feet apart. At Moro Sunday afternoon 2:30 there was a double funeral and there was a very large attendance. Mr. Kunsman was the father of Mrs. L. Barnum. Mr. Burnett leaves a wife and two children. About the same hour the double funeral of Mrs. Fortner and her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence was held at Wasco. Mrs. Fortner was the mother of F.E. Fortner, cashier of the Moro Bank, and Fred Fortner of Wasco. It is reported that the storm burst over the farm of John Hastings, demolishing his barn, carrying away five head of horses, machinery, tools and buildings except his house, and his loss is placed at $2,500. C.P. Axtell lost a band of cattle and some small outbuildings; C.C. Calloway lost his barn, some machinery and several hundred fence posts; Dayton Hendrix lost all his machinery, chickens, etc. and buildings except his house; one railroad bridge was damaged but the section crews soon had the necessary repairs made the trains were not delayed very long. The property damage is estimated in the neighborhood of $20,000. [Henrichs]
July 14, 1916
- Died. At Moro, Oregon, July 11th, 1916, Mr. Henry Smith, aged 72 years. The funeral was held in Moro Thursday. Mr. Smith was an honored pioneer of Sherman county, having located in the Rutledge neighborhood about 28 years ago. He leaves a wife, six sons and two daughters and many friends to mourn his death.
- Sunday noon in The Dalles, Mr. Hermann Reckman, father of Mrs. John Dietjen and Dick Reckman, suffered a paralytic stroke from the effects of which he passed away Tuesday morning. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Thursday evening and the funeral will be held this Friday. Mr. Reckman was 75 years old.
July 21, 1916
- Mr. C.W. Wallace, proprietor of the Hotel Vintin, returned home Monday evening from Cottage Grove, where he was called on account of his mother’s serious illness. His mother passed away last Friday, July 14th.
- Herman Reckmann. Born October 1st, 1840, died in The Dalles, Oregon, Tuesday July 11th, 1916, aged 75 years, 9 months and 10 days. Deceased came from Germany to America in 1881, locating in Minnesota, and thence to Oregon in 1887, locating at Grass Valley, Sherman county; was married to Katherina Kuhlka on the 28th day of April, 1863; to this union there were five children born. Three children have passed before, the other two are Mr Ditrich Reckmann, of Grass Valley, Mrs. John Detjen, of The Dalles; Mr Reckman’s wife also having passed away in 1878. The remains were brought from The Dalles and the funeral was held in the Methodist church in Grass Valley, on Friday, July 21st, the services being conducted by the Rev. Eck, of The Dalles, and was very largely attended by those who wished to pay their last respects to the departed. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery beside the grave of his son, John, who passed away about three years ago. The pallbearers in The Dalles who escorted the remains from the undertaking parlor to the depot were former comrades and neighbors; they were, Carl Weigelt, Chas. Schmidt, J.C. Stubling, Mr. Vogel, Joseph Nitchskey, and Paul Bodenmiller; the pallbearers at Grass Valley were, Judge Krusow, George Schwartz, H. Ziegler, L.W. Bunker, J.J. Wiley, and W.I. Westerfield.
July 28, 1916
- Mr. John Coyle, well known by old timers of this county, died recently at Lebanon, Oregon, his death being caused by stroke of paralysis. Mr. Coyle was aged 70 years, and was a man of excellent good character and had many warm friends in this vicinity.
August 4, 1916
- [Photo] Herman Reckmann. Born October 1st, 1840, in Germany, died in The Dalles, Oregon, Tuesday, July 11th, 1916, aged 75 years, 9 months and 10 days.
August 11, 1916
August 18, 1916
- Mrs. S.E. Newkirk Saturday evening received the sad intelligence of the death of her father. Mr. and Mrs. Newkirk left for Portland Sunday morning.
August 25, 1916
September 1, 1916
September 8, 1916
September 15, 1916
- Died. At Augusta, Kansas, Tuesday September 12th, 1916, Dr. P.B. Smith, father of Mrs. W.J. Davis, of Grass Valley. Dr. Smith was taken sick at Colorado Springs and was removed to his home where he continued to fail and passed away. Dr. Smith visited at this place about four or five years ago and during his short stay made many warm friends. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. Mrs. Davis at this time was unable to go back East to attend the funeral.
September 22, 1916
- While working with a threshing outfit near Spaulding Chapel Wednesday, George Wright was killed. He was working on the hoe down and during his rest laid down under the engine and went to sleep. The belt came off and in running the engine up to put the belt on, one of the wheels mashed the side of his face.
- Mrs. Vandetta at Wasco last Friday the 15th gave her three children carbolic acid and took some of the acid herself; one child died within a very few minutes after the poison was taken, but medical aid was summoned in time to save the other two children and mother. Mrs. Vandatta lives at Maupin, and was at Wasco visiting her sister, Mrs. Yancy.
September 29, 1916
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December 15, 1916
- Neal Southwick who has been in business at Redmond, was instantly killed Sunday night in a 100 foot plunge from a cliff at Trail Crossing near Terrebonne, in an automobile driven by State Representative Denton G. Burdick, also of Redmond. The accident was caused by the steering gear breaking.
December 22, 1916
December 29, 1916
January 5, 1917
- John Spoonmore, who was operated on recently for cancer of the stomach, died at his home at Pleasanton, Calif., on Monday, December 25th, 1916. Mr. Spoonmore was a member of our local lodge of Odd Fellows, and besides receiving several weeks sick benefit, received $50.00 funeral benefit. [Spoonemore]
January 12, 1917
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Jan. 3, 1902) Mrs. Chas. Huff died in one of the Portland hospitals Sunday, and the remains were brought to Moro on Monday, the funeral ceremony was held on Tuesday morning.
January 9, 1917
- James M. Florrer died at Cottage Grove on Jan. 1st, aged 63 years. [Florer]
January 26, 1917
- The funeral of F.W. Silvertooth was held in The Dalles last Saturday and a large number of friends from Antelope were present. Rev. B.A. Warren officiated and the burial took place in the family plot in the IOOF cemetery.
- Last Thursday, 18th, Mr. L.W. Baker received a telegram from the East that announced the death of his brother, who was operated on a few weeks ago for cancer of the stomach. Mr. Baker was also a brother of Mrs. H.E. Dutton.
- Grandma Benjamin, as she was familiarly called by a large number of friends, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. G. C. Vintin, Friday morning, January 19th, at 1:30. Mrs. Benjamin left a number of children and grandchildren, also friends scattered over Oregon and Washington, as she was a pioneer, and in the early days traveled over and lived in a number of different parts of these states, also California. Up to the last year of her life she was a constant reader of the bible and the daily papers, being well posted in the progress of the times, and often compared the states as now to what they were fifty or sixty years ago. Few live to be of her age, which would have been 98 the 22d of next May, and retain the wonderful memory she had. Though shut in for most of the time of late years, she will be missed by all who knew her and remember her greeting of “God Bless You.”
February 2, 1917
- Died: Saturday January 20th, 1917, Miss Minnie Peters, aged 13 years, of pneumonia. Miss Peters was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters, who live a few miles south of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Sunday in this city and a large number of relatives and friends paid their last respect to the young lady who had been taken away so early in life. To the parents the Journal joins with their large circle of friends in extending heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of extreme sorrow.
February 9, 1917
February 16, 1917
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 7, 1902) Mr. Edgar, who lives about 5 miles south of Kent, died on last Friday.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb 7, 1902) John Murray, a sheep herder, and well known by many sheepmen, ended his life by taking a dose of strychnine, in The Dalles the other day. One armed Murray, as he was called, was a trusted employee of Horace Farger.
February 23, 1917
- Died: In Portland, Oregon, February 20th, 1917, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, William Harold Buckley, aged 26 years. Harold has been in poor health for some time and everything possible has been done for his recovery, but it was His will that Harold should be taken away. The funeral ceremony was held at the Holman Undertaking Parlors, Portland, Thursday afternoon, February 22d. To Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Buckley and their son Con. the Journal joins with their many friends here in extending to them, their heartfelt sympathy in their hour of deep sorrow.
- Grandma Pugh died at the home of her son, Asa Eslinger, on Saturday morning, February 17th, 1917, aged 84 years, 11 months and 6 days. The funeral was held in the Baptist church Sunday morning, being conducted by the Rev. Tibbetts, Baptist minister of Gresham, Oregon, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. There was a large concourse of relatives and friends to pay their last respect to one that had passed to the great beyond. Susan J. Fisher was born March 11th, 1832, in Kentucky; was married to Adam D. Eslinger November 20th, 1853, and to this union there were born eight children, two girls and six boys; Adam Eslinger passing away January 15th, 1872. She was then married to Andrew H. Pugh June 11th, 1882, who died July 18th, 1898 at the age of 81 years. Grandma Pugh was a member of the Christian church until she came out West when she then joined the Baptist church, to which she was united with for eight years.
March 2, 1917
March 9, 1917
- Mrs. W.D. Wallen of Moro, last Friday evening received the sad news of the death of her father.
March 16, 1917
- Kent Items. Mrs. C.W. Mason was taken to the hospital in The Dalles Sunday. Word was received here that she died Tuesday morning of cancer of the liver.
March 23, 1917
April 6, 1917
- Died: — At Vancouver, B. C., Thursday March 29th, 1917, Mrs. Bessie Harrop, was formerly Mrs. Bessie Wilcox. The funeral was held at Wasco, on Monday April 2d. Mrs. Harrop was a sister of Mrs. J.B. Thompson. Mr. Harrop is at present with the British army somewhere in France.
- Died. William J. Davis passed away at The Dalles hospital on Friday, March 30th, 1917, aged 62 years, three months and three days. Mr. Davis had been ailing for some time and had been in the hospital since last September. At his bedside when the final summons came were his wife, sister, daughter, and four sons. The funeral was held in the Baptist church, Grass Valley, Sunday at 12 o’clock, the remains having been brought up from The Dalles in the auto hearse. Rev. Dowell, of The Dalles, who was an intimate friend of Mrs. Davis’ father, Dr. Smith, who died at Augusta, Kan., about two years ago, preached the funeral sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery, the local lodge of Odd Fellows having charge at the grave and using the burial ceremony of the order. A large number of handsome wreaths covered the newly made grave. The deceased had a large number of friends in this community where he was best known and lived for a number of years and engaged in farming, as he was a successful farmer. There was a large attendance at the funeral and the Baptist church held about, half the crowd present, and in the procession to the cemetery there were 45 autos.
April 13, 1917
- Mrs. W.B. Wilcox, Jr., received word Wednesday morning announcing the death of her sister’s husband while working in the mines near Wallace, Idaho.
- William Jeff Davis was born December 26th, 1854, at Tipon, Moniteau county, Missouri, and on March 7th, 1888, was married to Louie Smith; to this union there were born five children, Will, Leona, Charles, Sam and Clyde. He joined the Christian church in 1870 and transferred to the Baptist church in 1908. His earlier life until 1888 was spent in Moniteau county, Missouri, and after his marriage removed to Cedar county, where he engaged in farming and raising livestock. In 1902 with is family moved to Vancouver, Washington, where they resided one year and a half, and then came to Sherman county. Mr. Davis underwent an operation at The Dalles hospital on April 29th, 1916, and was getting along nicely for a while when he suffered a relapse and was confined to his bed from November 9th, until death, March 30th, 1917. He is survived by his wife and five children. [Photo]
April 20, 1917
- Kent Items. A very sad affair happened in our midst Tuesday when H.C. Davis committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. He came in on horseback and was to treat seed wheat; he tied his horse in J.C. Wilson’s barn, and a few minutes later when Mr. Wilson went in the barn he found him with his throat cut. He was taken to the residence of J.C. Barry, where he lingered until 5:45 o’clock when he passed away. He had been despondent for some time on account of having to re-seed his wheat, and the weather conditions.
April 27, 1917
- A brother of Postmaster Parry of Moro, died in Washington, D.C., last Saturday.
May 4, 1917
- Died. Little son of Mr. and Mrs. Johny Peters, died Tuesday evening about 5 o’clock, aged about four or five months. The funeral was held at the M.E. church Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Peters have the sympathy of this community.
- Dies At Tygh Valley. A. G. Anderson, for 15 years a resident of Grass Valley, died at 3 o’clock Sunday morning, April 22d, 1917, at his home near Tygh Valley. Mr. Anderson was born in Gottenberg, Sweden, in 1855; had followed the sea for 8 years and was a fisherman on the lower Columbia for 11 years. For about 10 years Mr. Anderson had suffered from diabetes trouble.
May 11, 1917
- Died. Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Munger‘s five months old son, Clinton Henry, died Sunday evening at 9 o’clock, and the funeral was held Tuesday morning in the M.E. church, being conducted by Rev. Royston.
- W.M. Barnett Passes. Mr. W.M. Barnett, a prominent banker and farmer of Sherman county, died in Portland Saturday morning, May 5th, 1917. The cause of death was cancer of the stomach. The funeral was held at Wasco at 2:30 Monday afternoon and was attended by a very large delegation from different parts of the county. Deceased was born in Yankeetown, Ind., in 1853 and came to California in 1875, and a year later came to Goldendale, Wash., remaining there two years he moved to Wasco. Mr. Barnett is survived by a widow, four sons and four daughters.
May 18, 1917
- Bridge Falls, Hansen Killed. U.S. Hansen, who was engineer on the freight run to Grass Valley last winter, and was later transferred to the Heppner branch, met his death last Saturday while running his engine across a railroad bridge that was undermined by a cloudburst, the engine going to the creek bottom and pinning Mr. Hansen under the engine. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were well known in Grass Valley and have many friends who deeply sympathize with the widow.
May 25, 1917
- Hansen’s Body Recovered. The body of Engineer U.S. Hansen, who went through a bridge on the Heppner branch, was recovered last Thursday and sent to The Dalles where interment took place Friday in the IOOF cemetery. The body of the Section Foreman who was on the engine with him has not yet been found; it is thought the body has been carried downstream by the high water.
June 1, 1917
- Mrs. Max K. Pluemke received a telegram Tuesday that her mother was dead. She left for Portland Wednesday morning.
- Died. In The Dalles, Oregon, Monday May 28th, 1917, Edward Cannon. The cause of his death is said to have been asthma. The remains were forwarded to Grass Valley Tuesday afternoon and the funeral ceremony was held Wednesday morning, interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of Grass Valley and vicinity for a number of years and very little is known of his business affairs or the whereabouts of his relatives, but investigation found that he had two relatives in Canada, and Tuesday afternoon Judge Krusow received answers to telegrams sent to these relatives, one a Mrs. Porter and the other a Mrs. Morgan. A letter was found among Mr. Cannon’s effect from one of the ladies and it commenced with “Dear Uncle.”
June 8, 1917
- Mrs. Newkirk received a telegram Wednesday morning announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. Clara Blair, in Portland Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
- Traveling Man Killed. William C. Dawson, traveling salesman for the Rosenfield-Smith Cigar Co., was killed near Arlington Sunday, when his auto turned over when he ran off an embankment. His body was found some hours later. He was 28 years old and leaves a widow and two small children. Mr. Dawson was well known to the candy and cigar merchants in Grass Valley, this town being on his regular route.
June 15, 1917
- Died. Mrs. J.W. Messinger passed away at the Geo. Kaseberg home, at Wasco, Wednesday evening, June 13th, 1917 of pneumonia. The funeral was held at Moro Thursday afternoon. This information comes a few minutes before we go to press. Mr. and Mrs. Messinger have been living in McMinnville for some time and they decided to trade their property there for a home in The Dalles, so they could be nearer sons and daughters, and were visiting in this county when Mrs. Messinger took a slight cold which later developed into pneumonia. She leaves a husband, several grown sons and daughters and many friends to mourn her death. Mrs. J.B. Coon, Mrs. Lot Rust and Fred Messinger, her children residing near Grass Valley, were at her bedside when the final summons came.
June 22, 1917
June 29, 1917
- There was a very large attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Schassen held Wednesday in this city at 10 o’clock. All business houses closed their doors during the funeral.
- Judge Bradshaw Dies. Judge William L. Bradshaw died in Portland on Wednesday afternoon June 20th, 1917, aged 59 years. The funeral was held in The Dalles Friday afternoon and was very largely attended. Judge Bradshaw’s sudden death was a great surprise and shock to the community that he lived, and it was painful news to his many Sherman county admirers who have known him for the past twenty five years as Circuit Judge.
- Died. At her home six miles south of Grass Valley, Oregon, June 25th, 1917, Mrs. Johny A. Schassen, aged 25 years, 7 months and 12 days, of tuberculosis. She leaves a husband and three small children living, one child passing away just a few months ago, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters, two sisters, Mrs. Hans Koepke and Mrs. Wm Barnett, several brothers and numerous friends who deeply mourn her death. The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Grass Valley Wednesday morning being conducted by the Rev. Royston, and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. To the parents and husband the Journal joins with their friends and neighbors in extending heartfelt sympathy.
July 6, 1917
July 13, 1917
- The funeral of Clyde Zobel was held July 5th at the Monkland church and interment was in the Rose cemetery, the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Smith of Moro. Mr. and Mrs. Zobel have the deep sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
July 20, 1917
- Kent Items. Word was received here Saturday that E. E. Chute [Shute], an old timer here, died at his home near Napoleon, Wash., Monday July 9th.
July 27, 1917
- Mrs. Lucy Payne died at her home in Grass Valley on Friday, July 20th, and the funeral was held in the M.E. church Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Royston; interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery near town, by the side of her husband who passed away in November, 1904. Mrs. Payne has been ailing for some time. She leaves three daughters and many friends to mourn her death.
August 3, 1917
- Antelope Man Suicides. Chas. Hixon, an old timer of the Antelope country, committed suicide at his home in Antelope last Friday night. Mr. Hixon has been in ill health for some time. He leaves a widow, a son and two daughters.
August 10, 1917
August 24, 1917
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September 7, 1917
- Mrs. Adolph Perrault, of the Eight Mile district, near The Dalles, died on Thursday, Aug. 20th, aged 61 years, after a long illness. The funeral was held in The Dalles Saturday morning in the Catholic church. Deceased was a resident of Sherman county for a number of years. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her demise. C.W. Moore and R.H. King were pallbearers assisting.
September 14, 1917
September 21, 1917
- Ernest Truman Butts, who lived in Grass Valley a number of years ago, and moved from here to Bend, died of tuberculosis Sept. 13th, at Livermore, Calif. “Doc” Butts, as he was familiarly known here, went to Michigan to have an operation performed, but was too ill to undergo it. The Bend Bulletin says the body will be cremated Monday, 17th, at Oakland, California.
September 28, 1917
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Sept. 12, 1902) L.E. Needham received a telegram Tuesday evening from California announcing the death of his one year old child Sunday.
October 5, 1917
- Dr. C.R. Rollins. Was born June 2d, 1829, in New Hampshire, died in The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday September 27th, 1917, aged 88 years, 3 months and 25 days. In 1878 Dr. Rollins took up a homestead, a portion of which Grass Valley is now located, and at that time there was only forty two white people in the now Sherman county boundary; he was a practicing physician here for many years and had an extensive practice, being the only physician between Antelope and the Columbia River. His wife died in Grass Valley in 1886. There were five children born, George H., of Union, Edward of Seaside, Nena, (dec.), Spokane, Charles M., of Oswego, and Eva L. Moore of The Dalles. Dr. Rollins was a member of the A.F.&A.M. The funeral was held at the Crandell undertaking parlors Saturday, September 29th, the Rev. Frank Maples officiating, the burial took place in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles, and the following acted as pallbearers: M.Z. Donnell, N.M. Eastwood, J.E. Forbes, Henry Steers and Robert Eslinger. The following friends from Grass Valley attended the funeral: Roy J. Baker and wife, D.E. Vintin and wife, Mrs. W.J. Davis, Mrs. O.P. King and Mrs. W.I. Westerfield. [Photo]
October 12, 1917
- W.H. Bond, of Gresham, died Tuesday, October 9th, aged 76 years. Mr. Bond was a brother of Mrs. P.H. Murphy of Grass Valley, and she did not know of his sickness until his death announcement appeared in the papers.
October 19, 1917
- Kent Items. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Young died last Friday night and was buried in the IOOF cemetery Sunday, Rev. Meyers conducted a short funeral service at the grave.
October 26, 1917
- The 8 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Payne, died Tuesday evening October 23rd. The funeral was held here Thursday morning.
November 2, 1917
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Oct 24, 1902) Attorney R.E. Hoskinson died very suddenly in Moro on Tuesday evening, October 21st. Mr. Hoskinson had been ailing for some time, thought able to be up and around, and his sudden demise is regretted by all.
November 9, 1917
November 16, 1917
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November 30, 1917
- Mountain View News. (Lickskillet) The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Frimire was buried at Grass Valley Friday last. [Frymire]
- August Buchler who lived in The Dalles several years ago and was well known in Sherman county, died at his home in Portland Saturday November 24th, aged 76 years, 3 months, 16 days.
- James A. Lake of Maupin, met with a serious auto accident Saturday afternoon, and his head was crushed. Mr. Lake was taken to The Dalles hospital where he died from his injuries Saturday evening. The funeral was held in The Dalles at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Lake was the son of Al. Lake, ex-county judge of Wasco county.
December 7, 1917
- Mary Melinda Marsh, mother of Dr. F.L. Marsh of Grass Valley, died at her home in Forest Grove, Oregon, on Friday, November 30th, 1917. The funeral was held at the Congregational church in Forest Grove Sunday December 2d. She is survived by several children and there are also 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Her husband, Joseph Walker Marsh, who was connected with Pacific University for about 28 years, passed away about two years ago.
December 14, 1917
- Passing of Mrs. D.E. Vintin. Mrs. D. E. Vintin died at her home two miles east of Grass Valley, on Wednesday morning, December 12th, 1917, aged 51 years. Cora L. Cushman was born in Cherokee, California, in 1866, and came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cushman, in 1881, and was married to Mr. David E. Vintin in 1884. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Guy and Eugene, two daughters, Mamie and Mary, three sisters, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs. H.A. Moore and Mrs. H.S. McDanel, of Portland. The death of Mrs. Vintin has cast a gloom over this community where she was so well known. She was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, nothing but words of deepest sympathy is given to the husband, two sons and two daughters. Her son Eugene, who is in the United States Army now stationed at American Lake, was at his mother’s bedside when the final message came. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, December 13th, in the Baptist church, the sermon being preached by the Rev. Bailey, of The Dalles. The funeral was held under the auspices of the Rebekah lodge of Grass Valley, and interment was made in the IOOF cemetery. The pallbearers were Fred Krusow, L.A. Olds, C.D. O’Leary, M.B. O’Brien, P.N. Lemmon and I.D. Pike. An abundance of very choice flowers covered the casket and the newly made grave.
December 21, 1917
December 28, 1917 Issue Missing
January 4, 1918
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January 18, 1918
- Passing of Grandma Clements. Louisa M. Hodges was born in Springfield, Illinois, December 12th, 1837, died in Grass Valley, Oregon, Monday morning at 7 o’clock, January 14th, 1918, aged 80 years, one month and 2 days. She was married in Wisconsin December 12th, 1863, to Alfred Clements who died May 20th, 1889, and to this union there were born five children, one passing away in infancy, the remaining children living and present at the funeral are Mrs. Carrie E. Hays, Mrs. Martha French, Henry Clements and George Clements. She also leaves one brother, ten grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mrs. Clements became a member of the Methodist church when about eighteen years of age. The funeral was held at the Methodist church, Grass Valley, at 2 o’clock, Tuesday, January 15th, 1918, the ceremony was conducted by Rev. A. O. Hammond. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
January 25, 1918
February 1, 1918
February 8, 1918
- Word was received here Saturday evening of the death of Mrs. W.H. Helyer in the hospital in The Dalles. It was understood here that she was taken to Cottage Grove for burial. The many friends of Mr. Helyer, offer him their sympathy.
- Mrs. W. H. Helyer has many warm friends here in Grass Valley who will be grieved to know that she passed away in The Dalles, Saturday, Feb. 2d.
February 15, 1918
- Mr. Henry Hiles passed away at his home in Grass Valley, on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock, February 12th, 1918, aged 81 years; the funeral was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. On Wednesday evening 6th Mr. Hiles received a paraletic stroke on his right side, and later pneumonia set in which proved fatal.
- Mrs. Susan C. Bryant, mother of Attorney W.C. Bryant of Moro, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mamie B. Hogue, in Portland, on Saturday evening at 5 o’clock, aged 71 years. Mrs. Bryant had been a resident of Oregon for 30 years and has always been an active member of the Woman’s Relief Corps and the W.C.T.U.
February 22, 1918
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 20, 1903) J.M. Powell died at his home in Moro on Wednesday, February 11th. Mr. Powell has many warm friends in this neighborhood.
- Rev. J.M. Turner, father of Mrs. W.D. Graves, died at his home at Alpine, Oregon, on Tuesday, January 19th, aged 69 years. Rev. Turner was well known in this vicinity, several years ago he having held regular services at Grass Valley.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Schaeffer of Erskine, have the sympathy of many friends who were pained to learn of the death of their son Joseph. Rev. Bailey of The Dalles, preached the funeral in Moro last Friday. Joseph John Schaeffer was born in Grass Valley, February 16th, 1911, died February 11th, 1918. Death was caused by diabetes. Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer took their son to Portland in January to see if anything could be done for him, but the medical treatment proved of no avail.
March 1, 1918
- The remains of Jim Reid were taken to Fort Stevens and buried with military honors. Reid was drowned at Astoria Saturday evening, 23d.
- James Reed, who was working on a farm east of Grass Valley last September, and during that month left with the first draft quota from Sherman county, was drowned at Astoria Saturday evening, 23d, when he fell from a log boom; the body was recovered a few minutes after the accident. Reed was a soldier in the Spruce Division.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 27, 1903) President James M. Marlin of the Weston Normal school died on Sunday, Feb. 22d.
March 8, 1918
March 15, 1918
March 22, 1918
- Mrs. W.B. Wilcox was recently informed of the death of her brother, Lincoln Allinson, on March 7th, the remains were taken to Jefferson, Iowa, for burial beside his mother. He leaves two sisters, Miss Emma Allinson of Jefferson, Iowa, Mrs. W.B. Wilcox of Grass Valley, and two brothers, W.S. Allinson, of LaGrande, and George Allinson, of Portland.
March 29, 1918
April 5, 1918
- Fatal Auto Accident. George Crumley, agent of the Standard Oil Company at Wasco, was seriously injured near Moro Monday evening when his automobile overturned. Mr. Crumley left Moro about 7 o’clock in the evening on his way to his home in Wasco when the accident happened. His head was badly crushed and he was taken to The Dalles hospital Tuesday evening and died soon after reaching the hospital.
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal April 3, 1903). There were two funerals in Grass Valley on Saturday March 28th and our citizens showed respect by attending both funerals in goodly numbers. Mr. Boatman died Thursday night about 9 o’clock and Mr. Bagley passed away about 11 o’clock the same evening. Both were old veterans, and both received pensions.
April 12, 1918
April 19, 1918
April 26, 1918
- Henry Bryant, father of Mrs. L.W. Ross of Moro, and A.M. Bryant, of Cascade Locks, died in The Dalles Saturday April 20th, aged 67 years. Funeral services were held Monday at the Portland Crematorium.
- Died. Chris Koepke died at his home west of Kent, Friday morning, April 19th, 1918, aged 50 years. The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, Grass Valley, on Sunday, being conducted by Rev. Eck, of The Dalles. Christian Friedrick Koepke was born in Germany on the 13th day of February, 1868 and came to the United States in 1889 and then came to Sherman county in 1895 and was married to Elizabeth Patjens, November 23d, 1895. He leaves a wife and four children, three girls, Adelia, Emma and Amanda and his son, Augustav, and also one brother and three sisters in Germany. The funeral Sunday was very largely attended.
- Died. George W. Dugger died on Wednesday, April 17, 1918, at Winlock, Wash. He was born Sept. 18, 1854, and was married to Miss Nancy Smith, at Mt. Grove, in 1876. Survived by his mother living at Independence, Oregon and his wife, Mrs. Nancy Dugger, of Winlock, Wash., and eight living children. John D., Roy L., Marion I., of Winlock, William H., of Grass Valley, Mrs. Etha DeMoss, of Wasco, Mrs. Ollie Cox, of Oregon City, Mrs. Geo. Allgeirs, of Milwauke, and Garfield, of Timber Valley. There are also five sisters and three brothers who survive him, Mrs. Mary Johnson, of Boring, Mrs. Jane Millsap and Mrs. Tressie Smith, of Mountain Grove, Mo., Mrs. Harriet Casada, Willis Dugger, of Independence, Mrs. Martha Alsupp, Jasper and Harden Dugger, of Grass Valley. There are 13 grandchildren.
May 3, 1918
May 10, 1918
- A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark living at Moro, while playing last Saturday on a pile of heavy timbers when one of the timbers fell on the little girl’s head and crushed it so badly that she passed away soon after. Mrs. Clark is a sister of Mrs. Johny Thompson of this city.
- Arland Morris Coon. Arlie Coon, as he was familiarly called, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coon, of Grass Valley, passed away at The Dalles hospital, Tuesday May 7th, 1918, at the age of 23 years. The funeral was held in this city Thursday May 9th, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. Arlie had spent his entire life in this community and was a young man of good character and was liked by everyone, and his death cast a shadow of gloom over the community. He leaves his father and mother, brother and sister, and wife, and a host of Friends who bow their heads in sorrow.
May 17, 1918
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal May 15, 1903) Died: In Grass Valley, Oregon, May 8th, 1903, Mr. R.E. French, aged 76 years.
May 24, 1918
May 31, 1918
- Died: In Wasco, Oregon, Wednesday May 29th, 1918, I. N. Fawcett, father of Mrs. C. D. Watkins and Johny Fawcett.
June 7, 1918
- Obituary. Mr. Isaac Newton Fawcett was born in Tuskceross county, Ohio, January 22d, 1853. Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. D. Watkins, at Wasco, Oregon, May 29th, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 7 days. In 1883, September 9th, he was married to Alice McBride, of Oskaloosa, Kansas. To this union were born five children, three of whom died in infancy. The wife and two children, Mrs. C.D. Watkins of Wasco, Ore., Mrs. [Mr.] John Fawcett of Portland, Ore., five grandchildren, and other relatives are left to mourn his loss. Mr. Fawcett was converted at the age of 17 and associated himself with the Methodist church and remained a faithful and active member until his death. All the virtues of his christian character was shown forth in his daily life by the kind words and loving deeds manifested toward the members of the home circle. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Smith at the Methodist church in Wasco. After the services the body was brought to Grass Valley for interment on Thursday May 30th. — He resteth now. No more his tired breast Heaves its weary breath, Pain sits no longer on the brow Where lies the calm of death. Sunk to his rest like a tired child, He lies in slumber deep, Soft in the arms of Him Who giveth his beloved sleep.
- Death of Mrs. J.B. Morrison. The news was received with much sorrow in Grass Valley, which announced that Mrs. J.B. Morrison had died in Portland, Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, at 2 o’clock. The body arrived at Moro Wednesday afternoon where the funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, in the Grass Valley Rebekah lodge having charge of the grave. Mrs. Morrison’s age was 43 years 9 months and 16 days. Mrs. Morrison had been in Portland several weeks and on May 30th, gave birth to twin daughters. The husband and children have the deep sympathy of all in this community in this their hour of sorrow and sore affliction.
- June 14, 1918
- George Sink, well known in Sherman county, died in Portland last week at the age of 71 years. The remains was shipped to Wasco where the funeral was held on Saturday, 8th.
June 21, 1918
- Died. At Grass Valley, Oregon, Friday, June 14th, 1918, William D. Scott, aged 40 years, 1 month and 4 days. The funeral was held in the Baptist church Saturday at 2 o’clock, interment being in the IOOF cemetery. The funeral ceremony was conducted by the Rev. T. Smith of Moro. The deceased had been in charge of a blacksmith shop in this city for about two years and during the past few months failed very months failed very fast and had to give up his work and during the past five or six weeks was confined to his bed with tuberculosis when the final message came. There was a very large attendance at the funeral.
June 28, 1918
July 5, 1918
- Passing of Carl Peetz. Died at his home in Moro, Oregon, Monday, July 1st, 1918, aged 86 years, 7 months and 18 days. In the death of Carl Peets, Sherman county has lost one of its most honored pioneers, having been a resident of this county for a number of years engaged in farming most of the time up to several years ago, and like many early settlers, had many ups and downs in business ventures, but he had the determination to win. He bought land near Moro, where his son L.L. Peetz lives, and by hard work made substantial improvements, good house, barn outbuildings and orchards, but in later years had to give up farm work on account of rheumatism, and has been living in a comfortable home in Moro. Deceased was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and came to the United States in 1876. In October, 1865, in Germany, he married Katrina Schachtt, and to this union were born seven children: Louis L., Otto H., Fred, Benjamin F., Mrs. Lena Messinger, Mrs. Annie Montgomery, and Miss Emma. The funeral was held in Moro Wednesday and was very largely attended the Odd Fellows having charge of the grave. As a mark of respect stores were closed in Grass Valley during the funeral hour.
July 12, 1918
July 26, 1918
August 2, 1918
- Kent Items. C.E. Boardman and wife and C.E. Gillmore and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. B.G. Boardman at Oregon City last week, coming home Sunday. G.B. and son Earl came back with them and will harvest here. Grandpa Boardman is here too.
August 9, 1918
- Passing of Rev. C.P. Bailey. Rev. C.P. Bailey, a pioneer Baptist minister of Sherman county, and who has preached in Oregon and Washington 44 year, died at his home in The Dalles, Saturday morning, Aug. 3d, 1918, aged 68 years. Rev. Bailey was born in Platte county, Missouri, August 1, 1850, and crossed the plains in 1852, coming to McMinnville, Oregon. December 3d, 1871, he married Mary J. Stevens, at Oakland, Oregon. Besides his widow he is survived by eight children, six daughters and two sons, and a brother, S.S. Bailey, of Portland, and a sister, Mrs. M.E. Norris, of Oregon City. The funeral was held in The Dalles, Tuesday evening, 6th, and was largely attended, several friends of the family attending from Grass Valley and vicinity, who extend their sympathy to widow and children in their hour of deep sorrow.
August 16, 1918
August 23, 1918
- Henry F. Lash, who lived in Grass Valley ten or fifteen years ago, died in California recently, according to a letter received by Dr. Taylor Wednesday evening.
- Milton M. Morris, aged 8 years, 2 months and 13 days, died at the Davis home in Grass Valley last Friday evening, August 16th, the remains were taken to The Dalles Sunday morning for interment. Mr. and Mrs. Morris have been here about two weeks, having come here from Bend, with the intention of farming in this vicinity. Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Davis are sisters.
August 30, 1918
- Mrs. Joe James died at Wellville, Kansas, August 10th, 1918, aged 44 years, 11 months and 10 days. Mr. and Mrs. James formerly lived in Grass Valley and left here on account of Mrs. James’ health. She leaves a husband and a son, Andrew James, who is in the U.S. Army at Camp Lewis. While in this city Mrs. James made many warm friends who will be pained to learn of her demise.
September 6, 1918
September 13, 1918
September 20, 1918
- Dr. Taylor Tuesday was called to the Bakeoven ranch to see Duncan McDonald who was thrown from a wheat wagon, the accident was so serious that he died about 9 hours after the accident. It is reported that McDonald has a brother in the Redmond vicinity.
September 27, 1918
October 4, 1918
- Mrs. P.H. Murphy noticed in Sunday’s casualty list, the death in France, of her brother’s son, Ruel Bond, who formerly lived in Corvallis.
- Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Peetz will be sorry to learn of the death of their little son at Moro, on September 30th, at the age of 1 year, 1 month, and 1 day. The funeral was held in Moro Wednesday, October 2d.
October 11, 1918
- P.N. Lemmon has received word that his sister’s husband was accidently killed near Albany one day last week. The accident was due to the discharge of a gun.
- A young man by the name of Eugene Silvers was killed at Moro Monday morning by being thrown from his horse. Silvers’ neck was broken from the fall according to reports.
October 18, 1918 Issue Missing
October 25, 1918
- Grandma Rust died at Moro last Friday evening and we understand she was aged about 82 years. She had been an honored pioneer of Sherman county for a number of years.
- The funeral of Miss Eunice O’Brien was held at Dufur Sunday, services were conducted by the Rev. Russell, of The Dalles. Her brother and sister, Milton O’Brien and Mrs. I. N. Lemon, were unable to attend the funeral, both being down with malady. Miss O’Brien was aged 23 years.
- William A. Walpole died on Monday afternoon, October 21st, 1918, of Spanish influenza, and the remains were shipped to Portland Wednesday where interment took place. This is a very sad and sudden death as Mr. Walpole about three weeks ago moved his family to his father-in-law’s ranch, Mr. J.H. Smith, south of Grass Valley, coming from Irrigon, where he has lived for some time, and was an honored young man and had the highest respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His father, W.R. Walpole, arrived Tuesday from Irrigon and accompanied the remains to Portland. His wife Etha Smith Walpole was born and raised in Grass Valley, and they have a little daughter, Barbara, who have the most profound sorrow and sympathy of everyone in this community.
- Mrs. Henry Peters passed away at her home south of Grass Valley, on Sunday morning at 5:30, October 20th, 1918, of Spanish Influenza. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m., services being conducted by the Rev. Eck, of The Dalles. Mrs. Peters had been waiting on the children who were down with this disease, and was practically worn out when she was taken down Saturday morning, passing away the next morning. Mrs. Peters was born in Hanover, Germany, December 24th, 1862, and leaves a husband and several children and a host of warm friends to mourn her death. Her son, Henry Peters, at Ft. Stevens, was notified Monday of his mother’s death.
- John B. Thompson died at his home in Grass Valley, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, October 23d, 1918, aged 35 years, 8 months and 16 days. The cause of death was Spanish Influenza, when he taken a backset and resulted in pneumonia. He leaves a wife and two children, father, several brothers and sisters and many friends to mourn his death. During the past few months Mr. Thompson has been manager of the Grass Valley Elevator Co., and was a resident of this city for over a year. For a number of years he engaged in farming east of this place. Deceased was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges of Grass Valley. The remains were taken to Portland Thursday morning where interment took place.
November 1, 1918
- Alex Hunter‘s son, aged 23, died near Moro Wednesday evening of last week, of pneumonia. He had influenza and went out to work before he was entirely well.
- Died. Mrs. George Kent passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P.N. Lemmon, in this city, Thursday morning, October 31st, 1918, at 1:30. The funeral will be held at the Lemmon home this Friday at 2:30 and will be private. Mrs. Kent’s passing away was due to influenza and pneumonia.
November 8, 1918
- On Roll Of Honor. Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock L.W. Baker received a telegram from Washington, announcing that his son, Henry Baker, had been killed in action in France. This sad news spread very fast over town and caused much sorrow; it brings the war nearer to our homes, and much sympathy is given to the parents, who have given their son to make this world a safe place to live in. In the death of Henry Baker, will be the first gold star in the Grass Valley service flag.
- The funeral of Mrs. Geo. Kent was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P.N. Lemmon, on Friday November 1st, and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Kent was aged 57 years, 5 months and 24 days. Quite a number of friends attended the funeral services at the cemetery and there was a choice selection of flowers that covered the grave.
November 15, 1918
- Henry S. Baker [Photo] Was born October 14th, 1895, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died in action in France, October 4th, 1918, aged 22 years, 11 months and 20 days. Private Henry S. Baker left Camp Lewis with the 91st Division in the early part of July, this year, and was a member of Company D, 363d Infantry, and meager information we learn that his Division and Company went over the top about the 21st of September and was in very hard fighting for 14 days. It is very hard for the parents and their many friends to realize that he should lose his life just a few days before peace had been declared. Henry Baker was a very courteous and bright young man, and the father and mother, sister and two brothers have the profound sorrow of all in their trying ordeal.
November 22, 1918
- Death of Vera Westerfield. The death of Miss Vera B. Westerfield, a former Grass Valley girl, daughter of the editor of the Grass Valley Journal, who died in Portland Tuesday morning at 12:30, November 19th, 1918, was a shock to the entire community. She had been ill only about two weeks with the Spanish influenza. She was the twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Westerfield, and was 23 years old. Besides her father and mother she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alvena Shodall of Butte, Montana, Miss Veda Westerfield, her twin sister, of Portland, a brother, Floyd C. Westerfield, serving with the American Army in France, numerous other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Her many friends in Grass Valley sent a community floral piece as a token of their love and esteem. The funeral was held from the Dunning & McEntee undertaking chapel in Portland, at 11 o’clock Thursday, interment being made in Riverview cemetery. The people of this community extend to the bereaved family their sincere sympathy, and share with them in their sorrow.
- W.E. Bullard the druggist who has been assisting Dr. Taylor, received word Sunday morning that his brother, Harlie Bullard, who was a soldier in Spruce Division 86 near Waldport, Oregon, was killed by a landslide Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard left Monday morning for Portland where the body was shipped for interment.
November 29, 1918
- The funeral of L.B. Thomas, cashier of Johnson Bros. Bank, was held at Dufur Friday, Nov. 22d. His death was caused by influenza. Deceased was a prominent Odd Fellow and Elk, and will be greatly missed by his town folks. M. B. O’Brien and wife attended the funeral.
- Miss Vera Bell Westerfield. [Photo] (Oregon Journal, Nov. 25th, 1918) Miss Vera Bell Westerfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William I. Westerfield of Grass Valley, Oregon, who died of influenza Tuesday morning at the Bell Court apartments, 52 Trinity place, was a popular young woman employee of the G.N. Standifer Construction corporation. Miss Westerfield was a twin, her sister, Veda Westerfield, residing with her. Miss Westerfield was born in LaFayette, Oregon, January 9, 1895, and was reared in Grass Valley, where she had many friends. Her father publishes the Grass Valley Journal. After graduating from the Grass Valley high school Miss Vera came to Portland several years ago and was employed by the Pacific Telephone company, and recently by the Standifer corporation. The funeral services were held at the Dunning & McAtee parlors Thursday, Rev. Webley J. Beaven of the Third Baptist church officiating. Final services were in Riverview cemetery. Miss Westerfield is survived by her parents, her twin sister, and another sister, Mrs. C. F. Shodall of Butte, Mont. An only brother is Floyd Westerfield now in France.
December 6, 13, 20, 1918 Issues are missing.
December 27, 1918
- Word has been received here from J.C. Whitney, that a former resident, Mrs. Whitney had died of pneumonia, and that their oldest son Carl was in a hospital in France with a hun bullet through his leg. They are now living in Idaho.
- The name of William E. Cook of Shaniko, appears in Wednesdays casualty list as, died of disease. He was a master gunner.
January 3, 1919
- Mrs. W.N. Davis passed away at their home in Independence, Kansas, on Sunday December 15th; she was a sister of Mrs. Gus Engstrom and Mrs. A.E. Eslinger.
- Word has been received here recently announcing the death in France of W.H. Hanna, who formerly worked for John Conroy. His name was given in the Washington casualty list and his home Seattle. We did not learn whether he was inducted in the army or was a volunteer.
January 10, 1919
- Died: Mrs. Fay Walkenshaw was born March 5th, 1899 and died January 4th, 1919, aged 19 years, 9 months and 29 days. She leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. VanMetre, four brothers, three sisters, and her husband, and a host of friends to mourn her death. She was a member of the Baptist church for about four years. Was buried January 6, 1919. The relatives have the deep sympathy of all their many friends.
- Died: In The Dalles, Oregon, January 5th, 1919, Mary, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Eslinger, of influenza and pneumonia, aged 15 years. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Tuesday evening where interment took place. The family have the sympathy of all.
January 17, 1919
- Mr. McKinney died at 7 o’clock Wednesday morning, January 15th, at his home in Moro, of influenza-pneumonia. He was a brother-in-law of Ed Alley of Grass Valley.
- The little 7 year old child of Eugene Amidon, of Moro, died Monday night, and the mother died Tuesday morning, and another child Tuesday afternoon. Two other children are very low.
- W.C. Gulliford and his wife died in Portland last week of the flu, and the remains were taken to Dufur Sunday, 12th, for burial. Mrs. Gulliford was formerly Frankie Patison, and lived in Grass Valley for a number of years. [Mr. Gulliford’s mother was related to Mary (Shoup) Morrow, an early settler on Starvation Point east of Wasco.]
January 24, 1919
- Mrs. Alice Holder died in Moro Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, of influenza. Funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3.
- Died. At Salem, Oregon, Saturday evening at 8:15, January 18th, 1919, William Fraley, of Grass Valley, Oregon, at the age of 21 years. The remains were brought to Grass Valley where the funeral services were held Monday evening after the arrival of the train, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Fraley left for Salem Tuesday, 14th, where he was to act as stenographer for Representative W.C. Bolton of Hood River and Wasco counties, when he was taken with the influenza-pneumonia, being sick but four days. This is another case of where this dread disease has brought extreme sorrow to another home, and the community. Willie was a manly young fellow and liked by his associates, and it is a hard blow to the parents and many friends. The pallbearers were: Lloyd Baker, Amel Garthaffner, Ray Alsup, Herman Pragg, Frank Wilcox and Noble Alsup.
January 31, 1919
- The little 15 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Adams, who live near Kent, died Wednesday morning, January 29th. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.
February 7, 1919
February 14, 1919
- Fifteen Years Ago. (In Journal Feb. 12, 1904) The drowning of Deputy Sheriff C.N. McCaleb in the John Day river on last Wednesday, 3d, was indeed a very sad affair. The widow and children have the deepest sympathy of all in this their hour of sorrow. The remains were taken to Polk county for interment.
February 21, 1919
February 28, 1919
- Died. At her home 12 miles southwest of Grass Valley, Oregon, Monday morning, February 24th, 1919, at 12:30. Mrs. P.H. Zobel. The funeral was held at Moro Tuesday at 10 o’clock and interment in the Monkland cemetery. She leaves a husband, four daughters, one married, and a son in France.
- Kent Items. Miss Anabel Hubbard received a telegram stating that her brother was dead in Oklahoma and left for there Thursday of last week.
March 7, 1919
- Henry Johnson of Moro, who has been in California for some time for the benefit of his health, died there recently and the funeral was held at Moro this Wednesday at 2 o’clock. He was aged about 26 years.
March 14, 1919
March 21, 1919
- Died. In The Dalles, Oregon, Monday, March 17th, 1919, Mrs. James J. Woods, aged 30 years 10 months and 15 days. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Tuesday and interment in the IOOF cemetery Wednesday. Margaret Jones was married to J.J. Woods in Grass Valley, in December, 1907, and to this union there was born one son, Clifford. Besides her husband and son, she leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones of Prineville, and a sister at home, Mrs. John Wray of Grass Valley, and two brothers, David and Tomy, and many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death. The Journal joins with the community in extending heartfelt sympathy to the husband and son, father and mother, and sisters and brothers in this their hour of deep sorrow. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church, the sermon was conducted by Rev. Taber.
March 28, 1919
- Died Charles E. Leonard, died Sunday evening, March 23, at his home southwest of Grass Valley, of heart failure, aged 69 years and 9 days; the funeral was held Thursday and interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Deceased had been a resident of Sherman county for a number of years where he followed farming. In the east Mr. Leonard had an occupation as an expert engraver and had to give up this line of work on account of failing eyesight. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for a number of years, being a member of Taunton Lodge, Mass. The family have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
April 4, 1919
April 11, 1919
- Mrs. James Tomlin passed away at her home in Moro Sunday morning of pneumonia and other complications. The funeral was held at Moro Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Besides her husband she leaves six sons and two daughters and many friends to mourn her loss. She was aged 58 years, 2 months and 29 days.
April 18, 1919
April 25, 1919
May 2, 1919
- Mrs. Tom Garrett and Mrs. Chas. Garrett, left for Halsey, Oregon, last Sunday, having received word of the sudden death of their mother, Mrs. Hattie Moore. The funeral was held Monday, 28th.
- Died. William I. Warmoth was born March 13th, 1867, at Brownsville, Oregon. He was called from this earth Friday April 25th, at 10:30 a.m. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. Kate Warmoth, Fred, Bessie of Grass Valley, and Miss Bertha of Portland; one sister, Miss Anna Warmoth, of Brownsville, remain to mourn his loss. Mr. Warmoth united with the Baptist church twenty years ago, and had been a faithful follower of his Master until death called him home. He was Supt. of the Sunday school and lived what he taught. He was a member of the IOOF and W.O.W. Fraternal orders. The entire community mourns, and will miss his presence and example. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Baptist church, the Rev. L.E. Taber officiating, interment being in the IOOF cemetery.
May 9, 1919
- Mr. Mack, teacher of Manual Training in the Grass Valley Public Schools, received a telegram Monday afternoon announcing the death of his brother at Bend, Wash., by being electrocuted. Mr. Mack immediately left for The Dalles to take a train for Bend, and to return to Dufur with the remains. He has the sympathy of all.
- Mr. Hedley M. Frymire, who left for Portland a few months ago for the benefit of his health, died in that city on April 30th, at the age of 61 years, 9 months and 14 days. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Fannie O. Frymire, a son, William L. Frymire of Vancouver, and a daughter, Lucretia Frymire of Portland. Interment was in Multnomah cemetery, May 3d.
May 16, 1919
- L.W. Shanks died in Portland last week, May 8th, aged 61 years. Mr. Shanks had been bedfast for about four years and has went through much suffering. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Grass Valley and the funeral was held in Portland in charge of the General Relief Committee.
May 23, 1919
May 30, 1919
June 6, 1919
June 13, 1919
- The little six year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Young of Kent passed away last Saturday morning; the funeral was held Sunday and interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kent.
- Mr. J.B. Morrison was called to Portland last Friday on account of the passing of his mother in that city, aged 80 years. Deceased leaves a husband, the Rev. Morrison, and several daughters and sons, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
- Sherman County Pioneer Passes. Mrs. Nannie Bailey Morrison, wife of Rev. J.M. Morrison, died at her home, 348 East Sixth St. Portland, Oregon, Friday June 6th, at 2:25 p. m. at the age of 81 years. She was a native of Pennsylvania, married November 18, 1862, moved to Oregon in 1884 and to Sherman county in 1886. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ella Nelson and Mrs. Nannie B. Thomas of Portland, Mrs. Margaret M. Bates of Corvallis, Mrs. Maude A. Keenen of Portland; three sons, Joseph B. of Grass Valley, Thomas C. of Willamina, and James M. of Wasco; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
June 20, 1919
- Mrs. J.J. Wiley was called to Elk River, Idaho, last week on account of the sudden death of her brother, Mr. Tourgeson, who was accidently killed by a tree falling on him.
- William B. McAllister, aged 63, prominent and wealthy resident of Dufur, died Saturday, following an illness of several months. Several children and a wife survive.
- W.H. Moody, who has been a prominent resident of Shaniko for a number of years, died in that city Sunday June 15th, after a long illness. Mr. Moody was a prominent and had been an active member of the Elks Lodge of The Dalles for a number of years.
June 27, 1919
July 4, 1919
Last Friday at Rufus, a 2 year old son of John Henderson was kicked in the head by a colt, the boy was rushed to The Dalles and died in the hospital the next morning at 11 o’clock.
July 11, 1919
July 18, 1919
- Fatal Accident. Wednesday evening Mrs. Lot Rust was accidently shot by one of her young sons who was playing with a loaded shotgun when it was discharged and the contents striking her in the face. Mrs. Rust passed away a few hours after the accident.
July 25, 1919
August 1, 1919
August 8, 1919
- Passing of L.W. Baker. It is the sad duty of the Grass Valley Journal this week to chronicle the death of L.W. Baker, who was born in Rhodes, Iowa, in 1867, passing away at his home in this city, Saturday, August 2d, 1919, at the age of 52 years, 8 months and 26 days, the cause of death is given as lockjaw and through failing health for some time.
- Deceased leaves a widow, a daughter, Miss Nora, two sons, Lloyd and Elva, and a sister, Mrs. H.E. Dutton, and the entire community to mourn with them in their very sad loss. The funeral services were conducted in the City Auditorium, by the Rev. L.E. Taber, who spoke in glowing words of the high esteem and worth Mr. Baker was to this community and the endless amount of hard work done for the advancement of any worthy cause — he never failed to do his part and always ready to do a kind act for those in need. Mr. Baker was a man who did not show any outward signs of trouble; he kept them to himself if he had any; but the editor knows that he with his wife were in grief and sorrow over the death of their son Henry, in France, and it was a hard matter for them to give him up. It was very plain as to how Mr. Baker stood in the community
October 3, 1919
- Obituary. Mrs. C.A. Heath, who died in Albany, September 21, 1919, was born in Schuyler county, New York in 1846, and at an early age married C.A. Heath, to which union 5 sons were born, 3 having passed away in infancy. She and her family lived many years in Sherman county, where those who know her will remember her as a devoted wife and mother, and one who was always ready to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church of Grass Valley. At the time of her death, which came after a brief illness, she was living with her son, Lester, in Albany. She leaves a husband, two sons, grandchildren and many friends to mourn her loss.
October 10, 1919
- Wm. McDonald was instantly killed Monday evening near the railroad shops in The Dalles, when his car he was driving at high speed crashed into a water trough. McDonald had in his pocket a check book in which $300 is shown deposited in the Citizens Bank of Grass Valley. We understand that McDonald is not known here.
October 17, 1919
- Passing of A.J. Bibby. Arthur J. Bibby, who lives about seven miles west of Kent, and who has been a resident of Sherman county for a number of years, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon while loading some flour at the Kent Elevator. He had just placed the flour on his wagon when he was stricken with heart failure and fell to the floor lifeless. Mr. Bibby was aged about 60 years and he leaves a wife and six children, two daughters, Florence and Elsie, and four sons, Mike, Arthur, Luke and Joseph, and many friends who sympathize with the family in their sorrow. The funeral services were held at Kent Thursday afternoon at 1:30 and the remains were buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley.
- Jesse Martin‘s father died on Oct. 8th, according to Sunday’s Oregonian. Mr. Martin was here about two years ago visiting with his son and at that time was quite feeble.
October 24, 1919
October 31, 1919
November 7, 1919
November 14, 1919
November 21, 1919
- Mrs. Elizabeth Clark died in Salem, Monday evening at the age of 63 years; she was stepmother of John Clark of Kent.
- Mrs. John Odell of The Dalles, Miss Rae Holmes of Portland and W.L. Holmes of Lexington, were at Dayton, Wash., last Sunday attending the funeral of their father [Holmes] who died very suddenly in that city.
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Grass Valley Journal
Grass Valley, Sherman County, Oregon
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Grass Valley Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from November 28, 1919 to January 27, 1928.
November 28, 1919
December 5, 1919
- The funeral of Dave Fulton, who passed away in Portland last week, was held at Wasco Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and was very largely attended.
December 12, 1919
December 19, 1919
December 26, 1919
January 2, 1920
- The funeral of James Fulton was held in Wasco on Sunday. Mr. Fulton was a prominent farmer living 13 miles from The Dalles.
January 9, 1920
- Mrs. John Eakin died last Friday morning at Good Samaritan hospital. Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Eakin left Saturday morning to attend the funeral.
January 16, 1920
January 23, 1920
- J.M. Parry, postmaster of Moro for 25 or 30 years, died in Portland Wednesday morning, January 21st, after having his second stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Parry was prominent in GAR circles and was a prominent Mason. We did not learn the date of the funeral.
- Mrs. G.C. Scheurer died last Thursday evening, January 15th, in The Dalles, and the funeral was held in that city Monday, 19th. At the time of her passing her husband, G. Clyde Scheurer, was critically ill with pneumonia at their home 1110 Elm St. Mrs. Scheurer leaves a husband, a son seven years old, a father living at Lehigh, Utah, two sisters, Mrs. Stoddard of Idaho Falls, and Mrs. Sadie Chilton, of Lehigh, Utah, and a brother, Joseph Barnes, of Lehigh.
- Rev. B.T. Smith died in Portland Wednesday January 14th, after having an operation performed in one of the hospitals of that city.
January 30, 1920
- Sheriff P.H. Buxton died at his home in Moro, on Sunday, morning at 3:30, January 25th, 1920, of pneumonia, aged 38 years. The remains were sent to Forest Grove, his old home, for interment. Mr. Buxton contracted a severe cold while attending to official matters at Wasco on Saturday 17th. Deceased leaves a wife and two children, daughter aged about 17 years, and a son who is now in charge of a wireless station at Constantinople. In the passing of Mr. Buxton the county loses a good official and the community a good citizen. The widow and children have the deepest sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. Mr. Buxton had been a Mason for a number of years and a few months ago became a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
- Passing of Albert Folda. Albert, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Folda, of Grass Valley, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, June 24th, 1908, died at Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday, January 24th, 1920, aged 11 years and 7 months. The funeral was held at the home Monday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. I.E. Taber, interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. There was a large amount of beautiful flowers and wreaths by individuals and a handsome community wreath. The school was closed in the forenoon and the children marched down to the home in a body to pay their last respects to little Albert and former school mate. His passing was a severe shock to the parents and we can assure them that they have the sympathy of the community; Albert was a bright boy, polite and liked by all. The cause of Albert’s death was due to severe burns received about his face and body on Thursday evening, January 22d, when in the kitchen there was some kind of an explosion that will probably not ever be satisfactory explained, that set fire to the walls and his clothing; while he was a mass of flames he had presence of mind enough to rush through the house and across the street where he knew there was a pile of sand that he could roll around in and put the fire out, but the sand pile was damp and frozen and he laid down in the tall grass, trying to smother the flames. It was six o’clock when the accident happened and Mr. and Mrs. Burns who live about a block away and were just going into their home when they heard the explosion and looking down the street saw Albert running across the street in a mass of flames and running to his assistance Mrs. Burns’ coat was used to smother the fire out, but by this time the burns were most severe. He was taken to the Bert Baker home nearby and Dr. Taylor called and everything was done, but the burns were too severe, and the shock too great.
February 6, 1920
- Word was received here Tuesday evening that Ray Wilcox died at Sunnyside, Wash., on Monday evening. Ray Wilcox was a brother of Mrs. Geo. Simons.
- W.W. Williams of Wasco, died at his home in that city Sunday morning of pneumonia. He had contracted a cold and was getting along nicely and ventured out too early and caught a fresh cold which proved fatal. Mr. Williams was in charge of the city Truck and Dray.
February 13, 1920
- Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, both died in The Dalles last week of the flu, within a few days apart, and left four little orphan children, the Chronicle says is one of the saddest cases in the history of Wasco county. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had just completed a nice little bungalow and were about ready to move in, but they never lived to enjoy their new home.
February 20, 1920
February 27, 1920
- John D. McDermid died in Portland Saturday February 21, at the age of 69 years. He was a brother of the late Archie McDermid, who passed away two weeks before.
- The remains of Mrs. Hansen, who died at Metolius a few days ago, were brought to Kent Monday evening and the funeral was held at Rose Hill cemetery, near Monkland, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Hansen was the mother of Mrs. Chas. Boardman of Kent, and Mrs. Martin Hansen of Moro.
- In speaking of the death of Ray Wilcox at Sunnyside, Wash., the local paper says he died two days after an attack of pneumonia, that he was a big strapping young man in the full vigor of early middle age and the people of town were greatly shocked to learn that he had succumbed so quickly. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, under whose auspices the funeral services were held. He leaves a widow and one child.
March 5, 1920
- Thomas Frank, only brother of Mrs. P.N. Lemmon, died Monday morning of influenza, at his home in Lostine, Wallowa county, leaving a widow and four small children. Mrs. Lemmon received the sad news Monday afternoon and left for Rufus to take the 9:15 train for Lostine, arriving there about 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. She has the sympathy of all.
March 12, 1920
- The 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wilcox passed away last Saturday afternoon, 6th. Short services were held at the home and interment was in IOOF cemetery. The have the sympathy of the community.
March 19, 1920
March 26, 1920
April 2, 1920
April 9, 1920
- Miss Nellie Thompson died in Portland Saturday April 3d. She was a sister of Mrs. Tommy Barnett and Bert Thompson of Grass Valley.
April 16, 1920
- The funeral services of the late Mrs. Nancy A. Ashby, mother of J.T. Ashby of Grass Valley, were held at Weston, Oregon, Thursday March 25th. Mrs. Ashby died in Los Angeles, California, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.E. Miller, March 21. Before her marriage Mrs. Ashby was Miss Nancy Downing. She was born in Illinois, July 26, 1853, coming to Oregon at the age of 9 years. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She spent the most of her life in Wasco and Umatilla counties. She was married to W.J. Ashby in Feb. 1871, Mr. Ashby’s death occurring in 1916. The deceased is survived by eight children and 22 grandchildren. The children Mrs. J.F. Reese of Antelope, Oregon; Mrs. J.N. Burgess of Pendleton; Mrs. M.E. Miller of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Chas T. Powne, Banks, Oregon; J.T. Ashby, Grass Valley, Oregon; Mrs. J.W. West, Nehalem, Oregon and Mrs. J.W. Hunt, St. Helens, Oregon.
April 23, 1920
- Mrs. Hazel Shires McBeath, aged 20 years, died on April 8th, at a local hospital in Bellingham, Wash., after an illness of several months. She is survived by her husband, William McBeath, and daughter, Mary Maud, and her father John Shires.
April 30, 1920
- Grandma French passed away at her home in Grass Valley, Wednesday April 28th, a few minutes after 12 o’clock, aged 89 years. Tuesday morning she had a paraletic stroke. As we go to press funeral arrangements have not been made. Her son Chas. in Portland, and sisters and brother have been notified. Obituary notice will be published next week.
May 7, 1920
- Died: At Grass Valley, Oregon, May 1st, 1920, Nancy Ann Dugger, aged 89 years, 11 months and 5 days. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church this city, Monday afternoon by the Rev. L.E. Taber, and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. She was the mother of nine children, five boys and four girls, and is survived by her husband and six children and many friends who mourn her loss.
- Obituary Notice. Mrs. R.E. French who died here April 28th, 1920, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 13 days, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heath. She was born in New York state September 15th, 1830. Was married in 1851 and came west, settling upon a homestead in Sherman county in 1884. Mr. and Mrs. French celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary September 10th, 1901, Mr. French passing May 8th, 1903. The following children are left to mourn her loss: John A., of Lincoln, Wash.; Frank M., L.R. and C.F., of Grass Valley, Ore., and one daughter, Lucy Howard, of New York city. One brother, C.A. Heath, and two sisters, Josie Downing, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Betsey Butler, Andover, O., also survive her. The funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. L.E. Taber officiating, and interment made in Odd Fellows cemetery.
May 14, 1920
- A brother of Bob Moore was run over by a train in Portland Friday evening and died a few hours after the accident.
May 21, 1920
- The little three months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Rust died Sunday forenoon in this city at the J.B. Coon home. Funeral was held Monday morning.
- The little four months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Sather, died Tuesday morning. The funeral was conducted Wednesday by the Rev. Taber.
- Clarence, 12 year old son of Wm. Mitchell of Kent, was thrown from his pony Wednesday afternoon and instantly killed. The funeral was held Thursday evening after train time. Parents have the sympathy of all.
May 28, 1920
June 4, 1920
June 11, 1920
June 18, 1920
June 25, 1920
- John C. O’Leary died at Big Timber, Montana, on Saturday, June 5th, 1920, being over 88 years old. Deceased was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1832, and in 1852 came to Flint, Mich. He was an uncle of Mayor C.D. O’Leary of Grass Valley, and was well known among the earlier settlers of Wasco and Sherman counties, having come here in 1877 and leaving this section about 12 years ago.
- E.B. Sawyer of Portland, a civil engineer, was killed Monday morning about eight miles east of The Dalles, when his car skidded and tumbled over a bluff.
July 2, 1920
- Died. At Grass Valley Tuesday evening, June 29th, 1920, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Wilcox, aged 2 months and 24 days. About 10 o’clock Tuesday evening the little one received some nourishment and was placed in bed and the next morning it was found that the baby had passed away some time during the night. The passing of their little daughter was a hard blow to the parents and we can assure them that they have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
- The little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monahan died in The Dalles last Thursday evening, 24th, and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery Saturday afternoon. They have the sympathy of their many friends in this city.
July 9, 1920
July 16, 1920
- Died. At Grass Valley, Thursday evening July 8th, 1920, Mrs. Earl Barnett, aged 33 years, 6 months and 10 days. The funeral was held Friday evening after train time, in the M.E. church, being conducted by the Rev. L.E. Taber, and interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. There was a very large attendance of friends to pay their last respect to the departed who had went through so much suffering during her sickness, and to the husband and relatives the community extends their warm sympathy. There was a very large amount of choice wreaths and flowers that covered the beautiful casket and grave.
- Mrs. J.M. Woods of Wasco, died Sunday morning, 11th, after having an operation performed, aged 36 years. She was a sister of Kenneth McPherson of Moro. Funeral services were held in Wasco Tuesday afternoon.
July 23, 1920
July 30, 1920
- Died: Pearl E., wife of W.E. Newton, of Moro, died at The Dalles, Sunday evening July 25th, 1920, aged 36 years. The remains were buried at Moro cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
- John W. Messinger died Monday morning at his home in McMinnville, after an illness of several weeks. His sons Fred and Ben Messinger left here Monday afternoon for McMinnville. Mr. Messinger was a Sherman county pioneer and lived here for a number of years.
August 6, 1920
August 13, 1920
August 20, 1920
August 27, 1920
- Mrs. Frank French passed away at her home in Grass Valley on Friday morning August 20th, 1920, aged 51 years. Wednesday morning, 18th, Mrs. French received a paraletic stroke. The funeral was held in the M.E. church Saturday morning and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. She leaves an invalid husband and two children, Mrs. Edith Brace of The Dalles, and Adelbert of Portland, two brothers, Ed Stanton of Marysville, Wash., Bert Stanton of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Coon and Loie Remington of Grass Valley, and Mrs. Carrie Oaks of Prineville, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Ella French came to Sherman county with her parents and being among the earliest settlers of the county. [Ellen I. French]
September 3, 1920
- Lawrence K. Moore, who was well known in Sherman county, died at his home in Portland on Tuesday afternoon, August 31. Mr. Moore was in his office and phoned his wife that he had a pain in his back, and drove his auto home on the east side, passing away before medical aid arrived. Mr. Moore was aged 52 years.
September 10, 1920
- The funeral of L.K. Moore was held in Portland Tuesday and the remains laid to their final last rest in Riverview.
September 17, 1920
- Mr. L.A. Shipley passed away in Portland Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, September 15th. He has been in poor health for some time. We did not learn where the funeral will be held.
September 24. 1920
- Died: In Portland, Oregon, Wednesday September 15, 1920. Lester Adam Shipley, aged 58 years, husband of Fannie L. Shipley, father of Lester, Earl, Carrol and Vern R. Shipley, and brother of A.W. and R.C. Shipley. The funeral services were held in Portland Friday September 17th at 2:30 p.m. Deceased was a member of the IOOF of Oswego, and WOW No. 65. The Journal extends to the family its sympathy in its very sad bereavement.
October 1, 1920
October 8, 1920
- Mrs. Martha Barker, mother of Mrs. Fred Blaylock and Mrs. W.A. McLeod of Grass Valley, died at her home in Hood River, last Friday.
- Died: At Bend, Oregon, Friday morning, October 1st, 1920, George Clements, aged 48 years. The remains were brought to Grass Valley Saturday evening and the funeral services were held in the M.E. church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, being conducted by Dr. Ghormley of Wasco, interment being made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. There was a good attendance at the funeral and a large amount of choice flowers covered the newly made grave. He leaves to mourn his loss, one son, Duke, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hays and Mrs. Katherine Mooney, and one brother, Henry Clements, several relatives and friends. The result of his death was an accident on September 28th, when a team he was driving became unmanageable and he had one leg broken and the wheels of the wagon passing over his body. George Clements was well known to the early settlers here and he was in business in Grass Valley for several years.
October 15, 1920
- Mrs. Ida Overman, a former resident of this city, died in The Dalles hospital Sunday evening, at 5 o’clock, October 3, after an illness of some three weeks. She was the widow of E.H. Overman, former editor of the Antelope Herald, purchasing the paper from H.G. Kibbee, and later moving it to Shaniko and renamed it the Shaniko Star. Mr. Overman died suddenly in 1912 and Mrs. Overman continued to publish the paper for a while but finally abandoned it and moved to The Dalles. She was a member of the Degree of Honor of that city. Besides one married daughter, Mildred Davis, living on a ranch near Ridgeway, she leaves two girls, Mary and Helen and a son Carl. The funeral services Tuesday afternoon, October 5, at the Methodist Episcopal church. — Antelope Herald.
October 22, 1920
October 29, 1920
- Kent Items. A telegram from Portland last Thursday stated that Mrs. Wm. Nelson had passed away after an operation. Mr. Nelson and Carl Gregg left at once and brought the remains here. The funeral was held at the home Saturday. Burial in the IOOF cemetery, the exercises at the grave being conducted by the local Rebekah lodge. The relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.
- Miss Stella Brown, daughter of John Brown who formerly lived near Bourbon, died last week in Portland.
- The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Nelson was held at Kent last Saturday afternoon under the auspices of the Rebekah lodge of that place.
November 5, 1920
- The Journal, as well as their many friends, were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. J.T. Ashby, at Banks, Oregon, Friday evening, October 29th, of pneumonia. Recently Mr. Ashby sold his farm outfit north of this place and left fair week for Bank and during the trip Mrs. Ashby taking a severe cold that led to pnuemonia. Mrs. Ashby was a sister of Mrs. C.L. Ireland, of Moro.
November 12, 1920
- Kent Items. The two year old daughter of M.B. Hatley was burned to death one day last week. The children were in the house alone at the time and it is supposed that she got kerosene on her clothes and that it caught from the stove. Mr. and Mrs. Hatley have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
- Obituary. Mary Emily Thomas was born near Mount Bridges, Ontario, Canada, March 2nd, 1878. Died at Banks, Oregon, October 29th, 1920. Was married to Charles Anderson in 1899, to this union was born two sons, Clarence age 17 and Francis age 15. Mr. Anderson died in 1907. She came to Moro, Sherman county, Oregon, from Randall, Minn., in May 1908; when on October 22nd, 1910, she was married to Joseph T. Ashby, to this union was born one son, Joseph Boyd aged 6 years. Deceased leaves a husband, Joseph T. Ashby, three sons, Clarence Anderson, Francis Anderson, and Joseph Boyd Ashby, a sister, Mrs. C.L. Ireland, of Moro, and brother F.J. Thomas, of The Dalles, and father, Samuel Thomas of Randall, Minn. The funeral services were held in the Banks Church last Monday morning. The family had only previously moved to Banks. Mr. Ashby is a brother of Mrs. Powne and Mrs. Jensen.
- Mary Frances Pichetle was born at St. Paul, Oregon, September 1st, 1866, later moving to Oakland, Oregon, where in 1882 she was married Joseph LaChance. To this union ten children were born, six having passed away and four survive her. May 5th, 1902, she was married to Mr. Wm. Nelson of Adams, Oregon, and soon after moved to DeMoss Springs, Oregon, and has lived in Sherman county until death called her from us on October 21st, 1920. She is survived by a husband, Wm. Nelson of Kent, Oregon, two sons, Alfred and B.H. LaChance of Philomath, Oregon, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Gregg and Mrs. Eva Gregg, both of Kent, Oregon and six grandchildren.
- Lola Ethyl, oldest daughter of O.B. Messinger of Moro, died on November 2d, the funeral was held Thursday 4th. Quite a few relatives and friends from here attended the funeral.
November 19, 1920
November 26, 1920
- A son of Mr. A. Dillinger is reported to have died Wednesday at Demoss, of pneumonia.
- Mrs. Louie Rose died at her home in Huntington Tuesday morning. She leaves a husband, Clarence Rose, a baby two months old, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Prout, her sister Mrs. Max Clenehan, of that place, Mrs. Tom Woodcock and Mrs. Vard Norval of this place, Mrs. Walter Meifert of Grass Valley, Marion Burlingame of Vancouver, Wash., and Burlingame of Portland. Mrs. Rose spent the greater part of her life here and with her kindly disposition won warm friends who are saddened by her passing away. Mrs. Woodcock and Mrs. Norval left here Wednesday morning to attend the funeral. — Maupin Times.
December 3, 1920
- The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Peterson passed away Friday morning Nov. 26th, and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Also the little baby of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Minks died on Friday 26th and the funeral held Saturday afternoon. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved parents.
- Died: Sunday morning November 28th, 1920, Mrs. Caroline Schilling, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 4 days. Deceased was born in Germany July 23, 1848, and leaves to mourn her loss her husband [Fred A.] and two sons, Herman and William, and three daughters, Amelia Peterson, Emma Newcomb, and Ella Newcomb, and many friends who mourn with them in their loss. The funeral was held Tuesday in the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. James W. Poolton and interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
December 10, 1920
- Attorney C.J. Bright died Monday evening in his office in The Dalles of apoplexy. He went to his office in the evening, intending to attend lodge and when he did not return home in the morning about 2 o’clock his wife became uneasy and sent her son out to see what the matter was and with a policeman went to the office and found him dead. Mr. Bright was associated with Mr. Bryant of Moro, in the law business and for a number of years lived in Wasco. Deceased was aged 58 years.
December 17, 1920
- Mrs. Alexander Scott died one day last week at her home in Tigard, at the age of 71 years. The Scotts formerly lived in Grass Valley and were well known.
- Monday morning Mrs. C.W. Wallace received a telegram from Cottage Grove that her sister, Miss Gertrude Lockwood, died early Sunday morning. Mrs. Wallace received the message too late to take the train and went by auto to The Dalles to take an early train.
December 24, 1920
- Mr. Clark Dunlap, an old and respected citizen of Sherman county, died last week in The Dalles hospital.
- W.J. Hosford died suddenly one day in Portland last week. He was a brother of Attorney J.B. Hosford.
December 31, 1920
- According to the Chronicle, J.W. Leonard died in Englewood, California, last week from the result of an auto accident. Mr. Leonard formerly lived in the Kent neighborhood.
Missing all of the year of 1921
January 6, 1922
January 13, 1922
- Kent Items. Mrs. W.C. Guyton received a telegram Monday morning that her mother, Mrs. J.D. Bell, was dead, and she left at once for Biggs by auto to catch a train for Denver, Colorado.
- Postmaster I.D. Pike received a telegram Thursday evening, 5th, that his mother had passed away at her home in Newberg. Mr. Pike and son left for that city Friday morning. The funeral was held in The Dalles Monday afternoon, interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Pike had been bedfast for some time; at the time of her passing was aged 79 years. Deceased was a sister of Mr Judge O.N. Denny. Mrs. I.D. Pike left Monday for The Dalles to attend the funeral.
January 20, 1922
- Kent Items. Word from Mrs. W.C. Guyton from Colorado, states that her mother, Mrs. J.D. Bell, died of bronchal pneumonia after a short illness.
- Luren A. Booth, formerly receiver of the United States land office here, died at the local hospital at 1:30 Tuesday morning, following an operation performed last week by surgeons in the desperate hope of saving his life. Booth had been ailing for months as the result of a liver complaint. He was thought to be recovering until a relapse set in Monday evening and he sank steadily until death came. His father, W.A. Booth, now lies critically ill at the family home, 108 East Seventh street. Luren A. Booth would have been 44 years old, had he lived until November 8 of this year. His widow and two sons, Robert W. and Willard survive. The funeral will be held from the Zell undertaking establishment tomorrow at 2 p.m. The services will be in charge of Columbia Commandry No. 13, Knight Templar. — Chronicle 17.
January 27, 1922
- Died: At Portland, Oregon, January 10th, 1922, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Orcutt, aged 10 days.
- Obituary. William Louis Martin was born in Pike county, Illinois, August 15th, 1866. He moved to Missouri with his parents in childhood, and in 1892 was married to Mrs. Minnie Mays, and to this union were born two children, Flossie May, and Bessie Fay. Later he moved to Kansas and lived there until 1919 and then moved to Oregon where he resided until his death. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Flossie May Murphy of Portland, a stepson, Marion May of Chicago, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Gus Engstrom and Mrs. A.E. Eslinger of Grass Valley, and two brothers, John Martin of Missouri and Verdon Martin of Illinois, and five grandchildren. The funeral was held in the Methodist church, Grass Valley, on Saturday January 21st, 1922, the service being conducted by the Rev. Ira D. Hall, and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
February 3, 1922
- William A. Futter, of Moro, who has been sick for some time died Sunday evening at The Dalles hospital. He was aged 36 years.
February 10, 1922
- Kent Items. Mrs. W.A. Young went to Vancouver last week on account of the death of her father, Mr Howell.
- Kent Items. Martin Hansen and family arrived here from Metolius Tuesday by auto and truck bringing the body of Mrs. Hansen’s father with them. They were on the way to Moro and shipped the body on the train from here. The deceased was also the father of Mrs. Chas. Boardman.
February 17, 1922
- Monday morning Mr. T.M. Rolfe received a telegram from the east announcing the death of his father. The message stating that heart failure was the cause. Mr. Rolfe and his wife spent the greater part of last summer here visiting with his son and family and returned to his eastern home something like three or four months ago. Mr. Rolfe was a member of the GAR and had been a member of the Masonic lodge for fifty-one years.
February 24, 1922
- Mrs. Eliza Snoderly, formerly Miss Eliza Hardwick and a pioneer of Eastern Oregon, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.J. Schafferr, near Moro, Saturday, February 18. She was born April 8, 1837 and was 84 years, 10 months and 16 days of age at the time of her death. She was married to J.H. Snoderly in Linn county and from there they went to Prineville, when it was still a part of Wasco county. Five boys and two girls were born to them. Three sons and two daughters survive. The funeral was held at Prineville Tuesday.
- A little boy by the name of Wheat, seven or eight years old, was drowned last Saturday below Moro, or opposite the Strong farm, by trying to cross a swollen stream. He was playing with other boys, but the swift and muddy water carried him down stream.
- Ed Tomlin‘s little two year old baby died in Wasco last Saturday. It was taken to Portland to a specialist but the little one’s life could not be saved.
- Sheriff Chrisman received word Monday morning that his mother passed away Sunday and that the funeral would be held in The Dalles Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Chrisman attended the funeral and also Mr. P.H. Murphy of Grass Valley, who was a brother of the deceased. Mrs. Chrisman has been quite feeble for a number of years and was aged 75 years.
March 3, 1922
March 10, 1922
- E.E. VanNuys and wife left Tuesday morning for Newport, Oregon, having received a telegram that Grandma Smith was very low. Mrs. Smith is the mother of Mrs. O.P. King, and is aged close to 85 years.
- A telegram arrived here Wednesday evening announcing that Grandma Smith had passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Fairfield, near Newport, at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning.
March 17, 1922
March 24, 1922
March 31, 1922
April 7, 1922
- Henry Preston Lewis, one of the men injured in the collapse of a rock crusher along the highway between Wasco and Moro, just five weeks ago today died last night in the hospital at Wasco, according to word received from Bert Thomas, of the Crandall Undertaking company, who was summoned to care for the body. Lewis was one of the five who were taken to the hospital after they were rescued from the wreck of the crusher. All the others are reported to be recovering. Lewis was only 18 years old. He came down from LaGrande just a week before the accident occurred, and was employed as stationary engineer. His father and nine brothers and sisters survive in LaGrande. The mother and two other of the children are dead. The body will be forwarded to LaGrande tomorrow, and burial will take place Sunday. — Chronicle, March 31.
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- Ben Downing died very suddenly on Sunday morning, April 30th, at Grants Pass. He was in his usual good health and was out in the yard and complained of his side hurting him and before he arrived at the house fell over dead. Mr. Downing was formerly in the hardware business here with L.R. French.
May 19, 1922
- The little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Serrurier was born on Thursday morning May 11th, and died about 22 hours after its birth. The little one was buried Friday evening in the Odd Fellows cemetery after appropriate remarks by the Rev. Hall, and singing. The little grave was covered with nice flowers and wreaths. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their loss.
May 26, 1922
- Died. Mrs. Elizabeth Patjens passed away at the home of her son, Andy Patjens, near Shaniko, Thursday, May 18th, 1922. Mrs. Patjens was born in Germany June 5th, 1835, and at the time of her death, aged 86 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was the mother of 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, three children, John, Katherine and Claus reside in Germany; Dick died in 1919 at Vancouver, Wash., Margaret von Borstel resides in Portland, Henry, and Dora Reckman reside at Grass Valley, and Andy at Shaniko. There are 39 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.K. Craig at the Methodist church in Grass Valley, Sunday, and interment was made in the Michigan cemetery. Mother Patjens had resided in this community for 26 years and was a good Christian mother, and the bereaved children have the sympathy of this community.
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June 9, 1922
- People in this vicinity were shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the death early that morning of C.P. Wilson, local druggist. In company with his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Adams of Metolius, he had gone to the Cove on Crooked River for a short outing. Apparently in good health, and quite cheerful, he had gone to sleep about ten o’clock at the camp. During the night he was in conversation at least once with his nephew. Mr. Adams awoke about five o’clock and immediately discovered that Mr. Wilson had died. Coroner E. W. Mason, Sheriff H.C. Topping and friends of Mr. Wilson immediately went to camp when the information of his death came by phone. It was clearly a case of heart failure. — Madras Pioneer.
June 16, 1922
- Wednesday Norval Mills met with a very serious accident at the Dick Reckman farm seven miles southwest of Grass Valley, where he has been working for some time. Wednesday morning about 10:30 Norval rode his horse out to the pasture and when he did not return for dinner Mr. Reckman made an investigation and about 2 o’clock word was sent to town when several went out to search and in the meantime several neighbors were searching, when Viggo Haufelt came across the body on a steep hill, a little further down found the saddle and at the bottom of canyon was the horse. It is said by parties that Norval and the horse rolled down the canyon for almost a quarter of a mile. Dr. Thatcher was called and taken help with him, and a stretcher, found Norval unconscious and a deep cut in his forehead, jaw broken, and injured internally. He was brought to Grass Valley about 6 o’clock and after a few arrangements made was taken on to The Dalles hospital by Dr. Thatcher in Ernest Eslinger’s car, M.B. O’Brien and C.B. Olds going with them, a few minutes later Geo. Wilcox followed with Norval’s mother, Mrs. Clara Cannon.
June 23, 1922
- Norval Mills who met with an accident on Wednesday 14th, at the Reckman ranch and who was taken to The Dalles hospital the same day, died at that place on Friday morning, June 16th, at 9:45. The remains were in charge of Zell’s undertaking parlors and brought to Grass Valley Saturday evening. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church, the services being conducted by the Rev. Smothers of Moro and interment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended and the church was not large enough to accommodate the crowd who wished to pay their last respects. This accident was indeed a very sad one where a mother loses her only child, and she has the very heartfelt sympathy of the community. Just how this accident happened will probably never be known as Norval never regained consciousness from the time he was found until the end came.
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August 11, 1922
- The little infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Noyes died on Friday, August 4th, and was buried Sunday. The little one only lived three days after its birth.
August 18, 1922
- Geo. F. Frazier, foreman of the railroad bridge crew, died in Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon, August 16th, 1922, at the age of 45 years. The remains were sent to Portland Thursday morning. Mr. Frazier and his men were at work on a bridge at Hay Canyon, when he lost his balance in some way, falling a distance of 25 foot. He was brought here on the afternoon train and was taken to Dr. Thatcher’s office where he passed away just a few moments later. Internal injuries, Dr. Thatcher informs us, was the cause of his death.
August 25, 1922
- Henry Patison committed suicide in his room at the hotel Sunday August 20th, by placing the muzzle of a 32 rifle in his mouth and pulling the trigger. Henry had been in very poor health for some time and during the past few days was failing very fast. His sister, Mrs. Gibson and Mr. Driver, came over from Wamic Sunday at about 1:30 and Henry insisted that they go and get something to eat and they had left the room just a few minutes when the fatal shooting took place. Monday morning the remains were taken to Wamic where the funeral services were held in the afternoon at 3:30. Henry Patison was 55 years old and as near as the editor can remember, had spent the greater part of 24 years in Grass Valley and vicinity and had many acquaintances.
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- Mrs. John Dunn passed away at her home in Moro on Tuesday evening, 19th, and the funeral was held there Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Dunn has been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Art Barnum was Mrs. Dunn’s daughter. She was aged about 62 years.
September 29, 1922
- T. Hill was shaking hands with his Grass Valley friends Friday evening, being on his way home from Athena, where he had been at the bedside of his mother who passed away last week at the age of 83 years.
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- Died. At his late residence in Portland, Oregon, 906 East 12th Street, North, November 4th, 1922, Frank W. Bourhill, husband of Mary Bourhill, father of Francis, Catherine and Bessie Bourhill, and brother of Geo. B. Bourhill. The funeral services were held in that city Monday, November 6th, interment in Rose City cemetery. Frank Bourhill a number of years ago was in business in Grass Valley and had a goodly number of friends. Relatives from Grass Valley and Moro attended the funeral.
November 17, 1922
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December 1, 1922
- Mrs. Kate Fields, aged 61 years, died at the home of her son, W.S. Fields, near Wasco last Thursday, 23d. She was the widow of the late John P. Fields, a prominent Sherman county rancher who died on September 1, 1919. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Wasco Christian church. The services at the grave were in charge of the Rebekah lodge, of which she was a member. Mrs. Fields was the mother of C.W. Fields of Grass Valley.
December 8, 1922
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January 5, 1923
- Mr. C.A. Buckley has received word from New York, of the death of his brother.
January 7, 1923
- Tuesday morning Geo. Wilcox received a telegram from Mrs. Allison of LaGrande, that her brother, William Allison, died in that city Monday evening 8th, after an operation of appendicitis. Mr. Allison was also a brother of Mrs. W.B. Wilcox, Sr. of Grass Valley.
January 19, 1923
- William J. Harris, who has been in the garage business in Grass Valley with Mr. Burns, died in Portland Sunday January 14th, 1923. Mr. Harris had been feeling very poorly for several days and was advised to go to Portland and we learn as soon as he arrived there was operated on. From reports the deceased had a sister living in Portland.
- Joseph T. Ashby, who for a number of years farmed the Irvin ranch north of Grass Valley, died at Forest Grove, Thursday morning, January 11th. The funeral was held at Banks Saturday morning 13th. He was the eldest nephew of Mrs. H.P. Steers of The Dalles.
January 26, 1923
February 2, 1923
- Mary Catherine, six-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Hatley of Wasco, died Tuesday evening January 23d. The funeral was held in that city Wednesday afternoon, 24th.
February 9, 1923
- Stanley Riese, 15 year old Arlington high school boy, was almost instantly killed Friday evening 2d, and his five companions more or less seriously injured when an automobile in which they were returning from a basketball game at Wasco got beyond control on the steep grade leading to Rufus, tore wildly down the mountain incline and came to a crashing halt, overturning. The driver was unable to pilot the car around a sharp turn. The accident occurred about 12 o’clock, one and one half miles from Rufus and was due to the defective brakes, it is believed. John Logan, driver of the automobile, Ernest Groat, Roy Shurte, William Linhoff and Clifford Walker, all high school boys suffered bad cuts and bruises which were treated at Rufus and at The Dalles hospital by Dr. Thompson Corbeth.
February 16, 1923
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March 9, 1923
- Mrs. E.M. West passed away at Battleboro, Virginia, last week after a brief illness. The remains were brought to The Dalles fore part of this week and we have been informed that the funeral will be held in The Dalles this Saturday, this date being set in order that relatives and friends from a distance could attend. Mrs. West was the mother of Mr. E.E. Barnum and Ladrue Barnum of The Dalles, and A.H. Barnum and Mrs. L.L. Peetz of Moro.
- Died: Josiah Marsh, of Wasco, died last Friday morning of pneumonia, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy Pound. Mr. Marsh was 62 years of age and is survived by three daughters. He was interested for many years in the drug business at Wasco, coming from The Dalles to Wasco soon after the organization of Sherman county. The funeral was held at Wasco Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended by friends and pioneers of the county.
March 16, 1923
- Mrs. L.D. Eaton passed away Saturday morning March 10th, at 2 o’clock, at her home about twelve miles southwest of Grass Valley. Mrs. Eaton had been quite poorly for some time. The remains were taken to Moro Sunday where the funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, the services being conducted by the Rev. Hansen. The attendance at the funeral was quite large and the Journal joins their many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy.
March 23, 1923
- Mrs. Minnie Wood, aged 26 years, died at Wasco Tuesday morning of Typhoid fever. Earl Wood, her husband, is engaged in contract work on the Sherman highway.
- Monday morning Mrs. Lucy Ruggles received a telegram from Maupin, announcing the death of her son-in-law, Mr. Brown. The cause we hear was pneumonia. Mrs. Ruggles, Mr. and Mrs. Will Olds, and Mrs. Jess Landry left for Maupin in the afternoon. The remains left Maupin early Tuesday morning for Hillsboro, where the funeral was held.
March 30, 1923
- Earl Russell, who has been ailing for some time, passed away at his home north of Grass Valley, on Wednesday evening March 21, 1923, aged 34 years, of Bright’s disease. The remains were taken to The Dalles and prepared for shipment to Shelbourn, Oregon, where the funeral was held on Sunday, 18th. Deceased leaves a wife and three small children and several brothers and sisters and a large number of friends who mourn his passing. Mr. Russell was a faithful member of the Baptist church of Grass Valley. The funeral arrangements were made by Zell & Son.
- Obituary. Ruth Jane Allison was born at Benton, Wisconsin, January 19, 1862 and died at her home in Grass Valley, Oregon, March 24, 1923, aged 61 years, two months and five days. She was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Allison. The family moved to Jefferson, Iowa, where most of her girlhood was spent. She was united in marriage to William Benson Wilcox, October 28, 1882, and the young couple made their home on a farm near Grant Junctio[n], Iowa, later moving to Lead City, S. Dakota, and in 1903 moved to Grass Valley, where they have since resided. She was the mother of two daughters and seven sons. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. James Wilkie, Jr. of Olympia, Wash., Mrs. C.W. King, and Lawrence M. of Salem, Fred C. of Lead City, S. Dakota, W.B., Jr., Geo H. and Frank of Grass Valley, she leaves to mourn her departure nine grandchildren, one sister, Miss Emma Allison, of Jefferson, Iowa, a brother, Geo. Allison of Portland, Oregon, and a host of friends. When a girl she united with the Methodist church and had been an active worker until her health failed about two years ago. She was a Past Noble Grand of Grass Valley Rebekah Lodge of Grass Valley, also a member of the Degree of Honor, of Lead, S. Dakota. And God said, “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”
April 6, 1923
- Word was received in this city last Friday of the death of Mrs. Robt. Guthrie in Portland last Thursday. The funeral services were held at the Portland Crematorium Saturday, March 31, at 2 o’clock p.m. The Guthries at one time lived in Sherman county a few miles southeast of Grass Valley, which he still owns, and farmed by P.L. Schamel. Mr. Guthrie has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends in this vicinity.
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May 4, 1923
- Melvin Coon Accidently Shot. This community was shocked last Saturday evening April 28th, when word was received that Melvin Coon aged 12 years, son of Howard Coon, living a few miles southwest of town had accidently killed himself. Just how the sad accident happened no one knows. Toward evening Melvin got on his horse and started after the cows, taking a 22 caliber rifle with him. When he did not return at the proper time his father went to look for him and soon found the horse without its rider and soon the body of the boy was found. The boy had two dogs, a pup and an older dog that always went with him, and it is presumed that he had jumped a rabbit and had dismounted to watch the chase, setting the butt of the gun on the ground, holding it by the barrel, and the pup had come back and jumped upon him and in getting down its foot caught on the hammer pulling it down far enough that when its foot slipped off the gun was discharged, the bullet entering the forehead and penetrating the brain, causing instant death.
- The funeral was held Monday at 11 o’clock in the Methodist church, being conducted by Rev. H.C. Smothers of Moro, and interment being in the IOOF cemetery. The family has the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their hour of sadness.
May 11, 1923
- Henry Smith, for a number of years lived at Cold Camp in the Antelope vicinity, died suddenly in Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon at about 1:30. Mr. Smith had just left the Wilt store and turned the corner when he fell to the walk and when picked up life had passed away. From what we can learn deceased had a son at Antelope and a married daughter by the name of Malone. A brother of the deceased, Wilson Smith of Condon, telephoned for the local undertakers to send the body to The Dalles and that he would be in that city Thursday morning. A daughter of the unfortunate man was located at Bend.
May 18, 1923
- A message was received over the phone on Wednesday afternoon from Grass Valley that Henry H. Smith had dropped dead at that place. He only returned from the P.L. & L.S. Co’s ranch at Muddy a few days ago, where he had been at work for the past month and was apparently in his usual health. Henry was an old resident here, some 35 years ago, he owned the Bostwick ranch on Lower Trout Creek, now a part of the Cram ranch. He was a faithful member of the local lodge of Masons, and also of Sheep Camp, Woodman of the World, which he joined in 1908. The body was taken to The Dalles and interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery along side of his wife. — Antelope Herald.
- We were sorry to learn of the sudden death of C.P. Snyder, editor of the Wasco News-Enterprise, at his home Wednesday evening May 9th. The remains were entered at the cemetery at Hood River Sunday.
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July 20, 1923
- Mr. Shippey who worked at Bourbon Station last harvest season and who went to California with Fred Peters last fall, died at San Diego, Calif., on July 5th. Shippey, while doing some welding, received some very bad burns on his body which caused his death.
- Mrs. A.E. Morris died suddenly in Grass Valley on Saturday evening at about 6 o’clock, July 14th, aged 43 years. The funeral was held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery, the Rev. Smothers of Moro, conducting the services. Mr. Morris with his wife and five children arrived in Grass Valley on July 3rd from Walla Walla, and intended to remain here during harvest and possibly longer. While these folks were strangers in our midst our citizens were ready for any assistance and done all they could to lighten the burden of the husband and five children. There was a large amount of beautiful flowers that covered the grave. The pallbearers were six Odd Fellows in regailia.
- Mr. Ellsworth of Moro, died very suddenly on the street in that city Monday morning of heart failure. Mr. Ellsworth has been a resident of Moro for a number of years, and lately run a hotel there that was under that name. He leaves a widow and several children and many friends to mourn his passing. The funeral was held in that city Wednesday evening after train time.
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Rev. J.M. Morrison passed away at his home in Portland on Wednesday morning, August 29, 1923, at the age of 92 years. The Rev. Morrison was the father of J.B. Morrison of Arlington, J.M. Morrison of Wasco, and Tom Morrison of Oregon City.
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- Kent Items. W.S. Orcutt was buried here in the IOOF cemetery Tuesday.
- W.S. Orcutt died in Moro on Monday night, September 24th, aged 38 years and 12 days. The remains were taken to Kent where he had lived a number of years, the funeral being held there Tuesday afternoon.
October 5, 1923
October 12, 1923
- Joseph Walton, for a number of years a resident of the Kent section, and for several years past has been a resident of The Dalles, died at his home in that city Sunday evening following a long illness. He leaves a widow and two sons, Guy of The Dalles, and L.V. Walton of Kent. Mr. Walton at the time of his death was aged 74 years.
October 19, 1923
- Anthony Helms, editor and owner of the Mitchell Sentinel, died at his home in Mitchell Wednesday and was buried in Fossil Friday afternoon. Anthony Helms was born in Missouri October 6, 1842, and was a veteran of the Civil war, in which he served until November 11, 1865, when he came to the Pacific coast. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Walter Helms of Big Eddy, Ore., P.C. Helms of Fossil, and O.V. Helms of Beaverton.
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November 23, 1923
- A little Indian boy, about four years old, was killed Saturday by falling into the creek by the Tygh Valley grist mill and striking his head on a rock. His mother seeing him fall pulled him to safety while he was alive. His father was sawing wood for the miller, Mr. Knox. The body was taken to the reservation Sunday for burial.
November 30, 1923
December 7, 1923
- Mrs. M. O’Sullivan passed away in Portland Tuesday December 4th, 1923, at 4 o’clock aged about 45 years. Mrs. O’Sulllivan underwent an operation about two weeks ago; she was sick about three weeks at her home when it become necessary to have an operation. Her husband, Mike O’Sullivan, who has been working in Canada for a number of years, was at her bedside when she passed away. Besides her husband she leaves seven children here in Grass Valley, and a married son who lives at Pendleton. A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. O’Sullivan lost two daughters who were drowned in the John Day river east of Kent. The remains arrived in Grass Valley Thursday evening and the funeral will be held Friday at 10:30, interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
December 14, 1923
- George H. Rollins, aged 63 years, of Union, Ore., son of Dr. C.R. Rollins formerly of Grass Valley, died suddenly at the LaGrande hospital on December 8th, 1923. He leaves two daughters and one son, Mrs. Nena Perkins of Haynes, Ore., and Mrs. Ruth Gregg and Percy Rollins of Union, Ore., and two brothers and one sister, E.J. Rollins of Seaside, Oregon, Mrs. C.W. Moore of Portland, Ore., and C.M. Rollins of Oswego, Ore. Mrs. Moore and her brother, Ed Rolllins, left Portland Monday morning to attend the funeral. George Rollins sent his sister, Mrs. Moore, a letter dated December 7th, and stated that he was feeling fine and the afternoon of the 8th Mrs. Moore received a telegram saying he had suddenly passed away.
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- Died. George W. Davis, who lived about ten miles southwest of Grass Valley, died last Sunday morning at the family home. Mr. Davis had been failing for about two years, but had been in bed about a month, suffering from paralytic stroke and other complications. The funeral took place Monday afternoon Nov. 17, at the home in charge of Rev. Henry G. Hanson of the Presbyterian church at Moro. Mrs. Roy Kunsman of Moro played while the people joined in thesinging of appropriate hymns. The interment took place at the Grass Valley cemetery. George W. Davis was born near Cedar Rapids, Ioa [Iowa], October 27, 1861. He moved to New Castle, Neb., were he was united in marriage to Miss Susie Taylor. To this union there were born six children, Mrs. Allie Moyer, Mrs. Mary Owens, Lawrence Davis, Nichols Davis, Joshua Davis and Viva Davis, all of Grass Valley, Ore. He departed this life Nov 16, 1924 at the age of 63 years and 19 days. He leaves to mourn his loss besides the widow and six children, eight grandchildren and many distant relatives and friends.
- Martha Mooney, mother of Mrs. C.M. Plyler, was shot and instantly killed by her divorced husband, J.D. Mooney, at her home in Portland Tuesday evening. She and Mr. and Mrs. Plyler had just returned from the picture show and had been followed by Mooney to the rear of the house and was shot in the breast as she came out of the garage. The body will be brought to Grass Valley for burial but at this writing arrangements have not been completed.
November 28, 1924
- The body of Mrs. Mooney-French who was shot by her divorced husband in Portland last week, was brought to Grass Valley last Friday afternoon where the funeral was held. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was accompanied here from Portland by her two daughters, Mrs. C.M. Plyler and Miss Irene French, C.M. Plyler and Chas. French.
December 5, 1924
- J.S. Taylor received word last week of the death of his grandfather at Drain, Oregon, who was 87 years of age, and wore a Masonic charm for 51 years.
- Died. Mrs. Agnes Brisbine, wife of S.P. Brisbine, at her home in Moro, Sunday, Nov. 30, 1924, at the age of 71 years. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Estella Hoover of Hillsboro, Oregon. The body was sent to Hillsboro where the funeral was held Wednesday.
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December 19, 1924
- John Schassen Passes. John Schassen, a Sherman county pioneer and retired farmer, died at his home in The Dalles, Sunday morning, December 14, 1924, aged 62 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with graveside ritual by The Dalles lodge of Elks. Mr. Schassen took up a homestead claim near Kent, in Sherman county in 1884, which he developed into a 1000 acre wheat ranch. He retired several years ago, and moved to The Dalles where he has since made his home with his family. Surviving are his widow, one son, John A. of Kent, and five daughters, Mrs. Emma Davis and Mrs. Anna Clark of Kent, Lillian, Minnie and Hilda of The Dalles. The History of Central Oregon says: “John Schassen, one of the most extensive and prosperous farmers of Sherman county, Oregon, resides in a most eligible locations six miles northwest of Kent. Having received a good education in the district schools of his neighborhood (Hanover, Germany) he came to the United States in 1884 and at once went to Sherman county where he joined a friend who had gone there some time before. “The same year Mr. Schassen took up land under the homestead laws, and being almost entirely without capital, worked for wages, but continued to gradually improve his land and from time [to] time purchasing more.”
- Kent Items. Word was received here Friday evening that John Schassen was very sick at his home in The Dalles. All relatives went down. Mr. Schassen died Saturday night. Quite a number from Kent attended the funeral in The Dalles Tuesday, but many gave up the trip on account of the cold snap.
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- Ernest Blaylock and family went to Hood River Saturday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. M. Craft of Portland. Mr. Craft was 36 years of age and left a wife and two children. Mrs. Craft was formerly Miss Lida Jones, formerly of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Tuesday.
January 23, 1925
- Mrs. R.A. Stow Passes. Mrs. Lottie Elliott Stow was born in Clackamas county, Oregon, October 20, 1875, and passed away in St. Vincent hospital, Portland, January 15, 1925, aged 49 years, 2 months and 26 days. Mrs. Stow leaves, besides her husband, three boys, Floyd of Bend, Volney and James, two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Wilcox, and Thelma Malinda Stow of Grass Valley, and three grandchildren, also father, J.W. Elliott of Dallas, Oregon, two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Sieferte of Salem, Mrs. Hattie Gardner of Dallas, Oregon. Mrs. Stow was converted at the age of 14 and joined the Baptist church of which she was a member until her marriage, when she united with the United Brethren and of which Mr. Stow was a member. About six years ago they joined the Methodist church of Grass Valley. The funeral services were held in the Macy Undertaking chapel at McMinnville at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. Trawin of the Baptist church, where a large number of relatives and friends were present. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Stow was president of the Methodist Ladies Aid, and always ready to lend her services whenever needed, and the family have the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors.
- Mrs. Duff Passes. Mrs. Agnes Howard Barnard Duff was born in England, September 13, 1838, died at Grass Valley, Oregon, Friday January 16, 1925, aged 86 years, 4 months and 3 days.
- She came to the United States in 1858, and to Oregon in 1890. Three children, George, Agnes and Willie were born in Chicago, from her first husband, Mr. Barnard. Agnes and Willie died in infancy. She leaves besides her son George of Grass Valley, Oregon, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Moore, residing in Bennington, Vermont, and a brother, George Howard, in England, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Duff was at one time one of the leading officers of the W.R.C. in Chicago, and was a nurse in Salem for a number of years. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church by Rev. Johnson, and the body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Wasco News. Mrs. Grace L. Morse, of San Diego, Calif., died at the age of 76 years, last Friday. Burial was made in Portland. Dr. Willard N. Morse, a son of the deceased, of this city, left Monday to attend the funeral.
January 30, 1925
- Cranking Auto Fatal. Henry Frock, 59, laborer on the Burnside bridge construction at Portland, dropped dead last Friday at Harney’s dock after trying to crank his auto for 15 to 20 minutes. Heart disease was the cause according to emergency hospital physicians who investigated. At one time he owned a farm about 5 or 6 miles northwest of Grass Valley, on the breaks of the Deschutes, now farmed by the Evans boys. The funeral was held here after train time Sunday, and was buried in the IOOF cemetery. The family came up by car and returned immediately to Portland. Mr. Frock was a one time a member of the IOOF lodge at this place but dropped his membership several years ago, after moving to Portland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alberta Frock, father of Neta Hammond of North Bend, Oregon; Marcus, Clara and Albert Frock and Mrs. Christena Engelking of Portland, and Mrs. Alberta Khull of Morova, Idaho.
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- Samuel Bates Passes Away. Mr. Samuel Bates who has been failing for some time took seriously ill Thursday last, and passed away Friday evening February 13th, 1925, at 10:30 o’clock. Mr. Bates was born at Columbus, Ohio, July 22, 1851, being past 73 years. He moved from Nebraska to Clarke county, Washington in July 1888 and lived there 25 years, then came to Grass Valley, Oregon in 1913. Is survived by his widow, Mrs. E.J. Bates, and three children, Mrs. L.G. Stafford, of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Wm Fich of Vancouver, Wash., and Mr Wm S. Bates of Mantelle, Wash., 13 grandchildren. The two daughters arrived Saturday and accompanied the mover to Vancouver, Washington, Monday where the funeral was held Tuesday.
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- Moro News. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Barzee, Jr. were called to Prineville last week on account of the death of Mrs. Boone, Mrs. Barzee’s aunt, who has been an invalid for a number of years. Mrs. Anna Moore accompanied.
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- O.M. Fraley received word early Friday morning of the death of his son’s wife at their home in Oregon City. Death was caused by flu. The body was laid away in the Kelly cemetery, near Maupin, Saturday morning, April 18th. Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Fraley went to Maupin Friday, returning home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fraley formerly lived at Maupin where he was in the garage business before they moved to Oregon City.
May 1, 1925
- Mrs. C.P. Adams received word Tuesday morning of the death of her father, Mr. W.W. Wible. Mr. Wible spent last winter with his daughter and family, leaving by way of California, and has been sick most of the time since his return home.
May 8, 1925
- Hugh Brown of Tygh Valley, who was taking part in a bucking contest at Antelope last Sunday, was seriously hurt when his horse fell on him. He was brought to Grass Valley and Dr. Poley took him to The Dalles hospital, where he died Monday evening.
- Chas. A. Buckley Passes. Mr. C.A. Buckley who was taken sick at the ranch and taken to Portland about two weeks ago, passed away at the Good Samaritan hospital Monday evening, May 4th. The funeral will be held this Friday at 2 p.m., interment in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Buckley had made his home in Grass Valley a number of years before moving to Portland, and has numerous friends in Sherman county whose deepest sympathy goes out to his beloved wife and family.
- Louis Peterson, an old time resident and business man of The Dalles, died Wednesday; funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. under auspices of the Masonic lodge.
- Kent Items. Grandma Walters died Friday from old age, and Suzanna Walters left with the body Sunday morning for Panora, Iowa, their old home.
May 15, 1925
- Mrs. E.E. Helyer of Moro died Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 o’clock and the body was taken to McMinnville for burial.
- Obituary. Charles A. Buckley was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, Sept. 29, 1858, and moved from there to New York with his parents in 1864. Lived there until 1883, he came west with Mr. W.J. Kerr, coming on to Sherman county Mr. Kerr and Mr. Buckley bought the Tilford Moore ranch south of Grass Valley where they engaged in the sheep business. Mr. Buckley bought the interest of Mr. Kerr about the year of 1899 and continued to live in Sherman county until about 15 years ago, then moved to Portland, still looking after his interests here. Mr. Buckley served one term as joint representative for Gilliam and Sherman counties and has been director in the Citizens Bank for a number of years and was also at the time of his death President of the Sherman Electric Co., and has held other offices of trust with much credit. Mr. Buckley married to Miss Frances Patterson, a niece of Mr. Kerr, in Portland, Nov. 22, 1887. There were two children, Conkin A. and Harold. Harold passed away about seven years ago. Mr. Buckley was the last of the family having lost his brother two years ago. There remains to mourn his loss, his wife, son Conklyn and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Bjornvall and Mr. Barnum a boyhood friend and numerous ___. The funeral services were held at the Holman parlors East Hawthorn St., Rev. Hinson conducting the services. Several solos were sung. The pallbearers were, Mr. Chase, Sam Baker, I.N. Lemmon, Roy J. Baker, C.W. Moore, Evet Baker. Interment was at the River View cemetery where he was laid to rest, covered with many loving floral tributes. Mr. Buckley will be greatly missed not alone by our community but by the whole county. [All typos are those of the editor, copied as it appeared]
May 22, 1925
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- Ralph Brisbin‘s older daughter Carmin, was taken suddenly ill Monday morning and died at noon. Dr. Froyd called Dr. Poley of Grass Valley in consultation and the case was diagnosed as infantile convulsions. The funeral was held at Moro Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Brisbin have the sympathy of their many friends in Grass Valley.
June 12, 1925
June 19, 1925
- J.W. Hull, who run the garage and oil station in Wasco, died suddenly of heart failure Saturday evening June 13, at the age of 62 years. He leaves four sons, one daughter, four sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held at Wasco Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Hull was an uncle of C.W. Fields of Grass Valley.
- Alva B. Craft, an old time resident of Grass Valley, but of late years a resident of Forest Grove, died in Portland, Saturday June 13, 1925. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Lola Craft, one son, Jean Craft of Portland, and two daughters, Edith Craft of Portland, and Mrs. W.C. Crown of Hillsboro. Funeral services were held Monday at Portland, interment was made in Multnomah Park Cemetery.
- Mrs. Tom Coyle returned home last week from the funeral of her father, Mr. J.M. Rice of Holly, Oregon. Mr. Rice was 61 years of age the day he passed away, June 4th, 1925. He left to mourn his loss, four sons and three daughters, also many friends. The body was laid to rest in Crawfordville cemetery near his home.
June 27, 1925
- L.D. Eaton Passes. Mr. L.D. Eaton who was taken seriously ill and rushed to The Dalles hospital last Friday morning and operated on immediately for obstruction of the intestines, seemed to rally for a while, but passed away Tuesday. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Moro Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R.A. Feenstra conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Moro cemetery, the services at the grave being conducted by Sherman Lodge No. 143 of Grass Valley, Mr. Eaton transferring to this lodge in 1917 from the Pendleton lodge.
- Kent Items. Word received here Tuesday of the death of L.D. Eaton in The Dalles where he was taken to the hospital Friday.
July 3, 1925
- Mrs. Jennie Patterson Died at White Salmon. Mrs. Jennie C. Patterson died at her home in White Salmon, Wash., June 17, 1925, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 22 days, leaving her husband Joseph Patterson and four children, George Patterson of Lexington, Ore., Mrs. Helen Craig of Portland, Mrs. Isabelle Cole of Trout Lake, Wash., and William C. Patterson of Grass Valley, and four brothers and one sister to mourn her death. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were old time residents of Sherman county.
- Obituary of L.D. Eaton. Louis David Eaton was born in Traverse City, Michigan, August 1, 1858. In 1871 he came to Oregon with his folks over the then new Union Pacific railroad via San Francisco. They settled near Forest Grove where Mr. Eaton attended the Pacific University. Later he went to Umatilla county and on November 6, 1889 was married to Miss Lissa Hampton at Pendleton, Oregon. In 1912 he moved again to the Willamette valley but came back to Eastern Oregon in 1915 living near Grass Valley until his death. Mr Eaton leaves a son Karl Eaton of Grass Valley, a sister Mrs. Ella Thompson of Oswego, Oregon, a sister Mrs. Harriet Thompson and a brother Darwin G. Eaton both of Salmon Arm, B.C. Mr. Eaton was a Mason for the past 17 years and had served as Master of the Grange of Oswego, Oregon, and President of the Farmers Union at Pendleton, Oregon. He was laid to rest beside his wife who had passed on two years previous, in the Moro cemetery.
July 10, 1925
- The little two and a half year old son of Dewey Thompson, east of Moro, died Sunday of some bowel trouble.
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July 31, 1925
- Mrs. L.J. Gates Dies At Portland Home. Mrs. L.J. Gates, wife of L.J. Gates of The Dalles, died last Friday, July 24, 1925, at the home of Mrs. S.H. Silkworth in Portland. Mrs. Gates had been ill for several months, the cause of her death being heart trouble. She was born in Norway 47 years ago and when a child came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beck, living in Chicago for several years. They then came to The Dalles. After her marriage to L.J. Gates, she lived at Kent where Mr. Gates conducted a general merchandise store. In 1916 they moved to The Dalles. Mrs. Gates is survived by her husband, L.J. Gates, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beck of Portland; a brother, Oscar Beck; a sister, Mrs. Wm. Seufert of The Dalles; and three daughters, Margaret, Adelia, and Camilla Gates. Funeral services were held at The Dalles Sunday afternoon, and were attended by a number of Grass Valley, Kent and vicinity.
- Train Strikes Truck 2 Killed, 1 Injured. Engineer N.J. Murphy Hits Truck On Main Line. Steve Castle, Italian farmer, was killed, his son Louis, 5, fatally injured and Phillip Phillipi, laborer, was injured, probably fatally Monday when an automobile truck in which they were riding was struck by an OWR & N special work train at Buckley avenue crossing near Sandy boulevard. The boy died a short time after the accident. N.J. Murphy, engineer of the work train, said that the truck pulled upon the track in front of the train too late for the train to be stopped without hitting it. Castle and Phillipi, residents of the Parkrose district, had loaded their truck with potatoes in a field north of the tracks, according to the facts presented to Deputy Sheriff Wilson, who investigated the accident, and started for Sandy boulevard while the train was still several hundred yards distant. Whether Phillipi, who was driving the truck; failed to see the train, or tried to beat it over the crossing, was not determined. The view of the track was unobstructed. N.J. Murphy, the engineer on the work train, formerly was engineer on the passenger train on the Shaniko branch, and lived at Grass Valley.
August 7, 1925
August 14, 1925
- F.C. Shoemaker Killed Near Moro Monday. F.C. “Smokey” Shoemaker, who has a homestead near the base line out toward the John Day river northeast of Moro, was accidentally killed Monday while working with Pearson combine on the Pearson Bros., ranch several miles northeast of Moro. In some way his clothing became caught in a chain and he was wound up, breaking his back and neck. He was taken to Moro for medical aid but died Monday evening. Dr. C.L. Poley was called and went out Tuesday morning and held the Coroner’s inquest. Mr. Shoemaker’s relatives live in Minnesota, and funeral arrangements have not been made, pending on an answer from his folks. The body is being held at the Zell undertaking parlors in Moro.
August 21, 1925
- Kent Items. Word was received here Tuesday morning that Billie Meyers living on the Andy Patjens ranch ___ ? ___ Buck Hollow, dropped dead in the field soon after going to work. Meyers is well known here.
- Kent Items. W.L. Register, a former resident here a number of years living in Missouri, is here again and says that he is in the west to stay this time. Mrs. Register died in March.
- The little 9 year old son of Oscar Dickson of Antelope died at the Hamilton Morse hospital Monday, Aug. 17, after an operation for appendicitis.
- Ronald, the 5 year old son of George Ellsworth of Moro, died suddenly Tuesday night of convulsions.
- Glen King received a message Wednesday morning stating that his mother passed away about 10 p.m. Tuesday at Ventura, Calif. After the funeral services there the body will be shipped early Friday morning to The Dalles to Zell’s Funeral Home and brought on the Grass Valley for burial. Announcement of time will be given out as soon as arrangements are made.
August 28, 1925
- Card of Thanks. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their help, aid and comfort in our recent loss of our beloved brother, uncle and father-in-law, the late Reimer W. (Bill) Meyer. Signed Andy Patjens and family.
- Mrs. O.P. King Passes Away After Long Illness. After many months of serious illness, Mrs. O.P. King answered the final summons last evening. While the end was not unexpected, the death came as a great shock to relatives and her many friends. On May 4th last, Mrs. King underwent a grave operation at the Big Sister’s hospital. She remained there for three or four weeks and was then taken back to her own home, but had been in a precarious condition ever since. A week ago today a final operation was performed at the Big Sisters’ hospital, in an endeavor to save her life; but little hope was held out for her. Mr. and Mrs. King have been residents for about 20 years, with the exception of a period during the war years which they spent on their ranch in Oregon. They came here from Oregon originally. Mrs. King was born in Joplin, Missouri, July 16, 1877. Mrs. King was a past noble grand in the Rebekah lodge and always took an active part in the work. She was the kindest and most charitable of women and had received the decoration of chivalry in the order — an honor that comes to few and in recognition of special merit. She was also active in the Woman’s Relief Corps and held the office of treasurer at the time of her death. She was a member of the Methodist church and formerly of the ECO club. Her circle of personal friends was large. — Ventura Daily Post, Ventura, California. —-Mrs. King is survived by her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Burke and Miss Maybell King, by a son Glenn, who lives at Grass Valley, Oregon, and by a nephew, John Earl King, who was reared from boyhood in the O.P. King family, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Fairfield of Newport, Oregon, a brother, Ed Smith, of Gresham, Oregon, a niece, Mrs. E.E. VanNuys and two grandsons, of Grass Valley, Oregon. Mrs. King leaves numerous friends in Grass Valley who sympathize with the family in their sorrow. The body was brought to her old home in Grass Valley and laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery, Sunday, August 23, 1925.
September 4, 1925
September 11, 1925
- Mrs. Leonard Dies. Mrs. Janet Leonard, 64 years and 8 months old died at The Dalles hospital last Friday. The deceased had been a resident of Sherman county for 31 years. Funeral services were held in Grass Valley Sunday afternoon at 2:30 under the direction of the Rebekah lodge of which she had been a member for many years. The deceased is survived by one son, Allan, of Grass Valley; four daughters, Mrs. J. Oatman of Supiee, Oregon; Mrs. Lizzy Mahoney of Eli, Wash.; Mrs. Georgia Whitlock of Grass Valley and Mrs. Nora Minks of Madras; and three brothers and a sister. The latter are John Bain of Elgin, Oregon, W. Bain of Portland, Leo Bain of Castle Rock, Wash. and Mrs. Lizzie Williams of Moro. Services at Grass Valley were at the Methodist church, Rev. R.A. Feenstra officiating.
- Mr. Conrad received word last week of the death of his brother-in-law, Wm. Almond of Los Angeles.
September 18, 1925
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October 2, 1925
- Kent Items. Mrs. Mary Boyer, aged 61 years, died at Kent, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.N. MacInnes, Wednesday night Sept. 23, and was buried in the family lot at Grass Valley on Friday afternoon, funeral in the M.E. church at Grass Valley, Rev. Feenstra of Moro in charge. Three children of the deceased are: A son, Erancis [Francis] in Nevada, Mrs. MacInnes of Kent, and Mrs. Bennett in Portland. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbors for their assistance.
- Mrs. Mary C. Boyer Dies. Mrs. Mary C. Boyer died Thursday September 24, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.N. MacInnis at Kent. Mrs. Boyer was born July 7, 1864, at Logster, Denmark. Came to the United States and located at Omaha, Nebraska, and was married to Peter M. Boyer in 1891. They came to Oregon and located at Eugene in 1902, moving to Grass Valley July 3, 1903, moving to Kent in 1916. She is survived by three children, Frances M. Boyer of Oakdale, California, Mrs. Betsey G. MacInnes, of Kent, Mrs. Mildred L. Bennett of Portland. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Grass Valley Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. Johnson, and the body was laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery.
October 9, 1925
- Mr. John B. Magill, a pioneer of Wamic, aged 88 years, passed away at his home Friday October 2nd, 1923 . Mr. Magill was grandfather of Prof. Knighten and Mrs. T.A. Serrurier.
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October 30, 1925
- Percy Taylor Dies At Dufur. Percy Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Taylor of Dufur, died at the family home Tuesday morning, October 20. Percy had been ill only a week and his condition had not been considered dangerous until Sunday when complications developed which resulted in his death. Mr. Taylor moved to Dufur with his parents several years ago from Sherman county. His pleasant disposition and affable personality had made him a host of friends, and his death has cast a pall of sadness over the entire community. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock today (Oct 22) at the Christian church, Rev. F. Claud Stephens officiating. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles. — Dufur Dispatch. — Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and family lived near Grass Valley for several years before moving to Dufur, and their many friends here extend their hand in sympathy in their hour of sadness.
November 6, 1925
- Loren E. Coyle Passes To Final Reward. Following an acute illness of less than one week, Loren Ernest Coyle, of Milton, Oregon, brother of Tom Coyle of Grass Valley, died in St. Mary’s hospital in Walla Walla, Monday evening, October 26, 1925. Although he suffered a severe attack of stomach trouble last spring which at that time was thought by attending physicians to be appendicitis, and at that time visited his brother here in Grass Valley. Mr. Coyle soon recovered and seemed to be in much improved condition until a week before his death. On advice of his physician the patient was moved to Walla Walla and the X-ray revealed a cancerous growth in the stomach and an immediate operation was advised and this took place on Thursday of last week and indicated a probable fatal outcome, although they thought likely that Mr. Coyle might get over the operation and live for several months, but he gradually grew worse and the end came on Monday evening at 6 o’clock. Funeral services were held at Milton Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Methodist church and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery east of Milton. Mr. Coyle was born in Lebanon, Ore, Sept 24, 1871, he spent practically all his life in his native state, Oregon, and was a self made man, loved by his friends and respected by everyone. On January 3, 1895 he was married at McMinnville, Ore., to Della V. Brower; to this union there were born three daughters, Mrs. Edna Clevenburg, Miss Norma Coyle, of New York, and Mrs. Oda Hudson of Milton. These three with the wife and mother survive the deceased. In addition to his immediate family he is survived by two brothers, Clarence of Napavine, Wash., and Tom of Grass Valley, and one sister, Mrs. C.C. Amos of Silverton, Ore. Before moving to Milton fifteen years ago, Mr. Coyle was employed several years in Grass Valley as light and water superintendent, and has since held that position in Milton.
November 13, 1925
- James Henry Munger, aged 75 years, died at his home 4 miles from Friend, Wednesday morning Nov. 11, and funeral services were held Thursday. Mr. Munger was the father of D.C. Munger who lived near Grass Valley several years ago.
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December 25, 1925
- Mrs. Bert Baker received a telegram Thursday, 17th, stating that her brother Frank had died at his home at Mingo, Iowa. Particulars were not stated.
January 1, 1926
January 8, 1926
- J.F. Belshee Dies At Moro. J.F. Belshee, pioneer settler of Sherman county, passed away at his home in Moro, Friday, January 1, at 4 p.m. Mr. Belshee came to Oregon in 1879, settling in Yamhill county. In 1883 he moved with his family to what was then Wasco county, homesteading near Monkland. Mr. Belshee was born in Illinois and was married to Emma Bledsoe who with nine living children mourns the loss of husband and father. Recently Mr. and Mrs. Belshee celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The funeral service was held at the Methodist church in Moro, Sunday January 3, Rev. R.A. Feenstra preaching the sermon. Mr. Belshee was an official member of the Methodist church and leaves behind him a fine record of devoted christian service. Many Grass Valley people attended the funeral. Interment took place at Monkland cemetery.
- Elmer Eakin Killed By Run Away Team. Elmer Eakin, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Eakin, was killed Tuesday morning by a four horse team and wagon.
- Mr. Eakin had hitched up the team and started for school. They drove into Ed Alley’s barn yard to water the horses, Mr. Eakin pumping the water and the boy was off the wagon tending the horses. He had taken the bits out of their mouths to enable them to better when a colt in the Alley pasture came up to the fence and the team became frightened at it and started to run. The boy grabbed at the leaders but was knocked down by them and he started to get up but was knocked down by the wheelers and started to get up a second time but was caught by the wagon which passed over his chest. Mr. Alley who was in the house at the time of the accident ran out and helped the boy to his feet but he could not stand and when asked if he was hurt the boy said he did not know. Mr. Alley carried him into the house and called Dr. Poley. Dr. Poley and Geo. Wilcox left immediately for the Alley place but the boy died soon after they arrived. Elmer was about 15 years old and a freshman in the Grass Valley school where he had many friends. The funeral was held at the city auditorium Thursday forenoon at 10 o’clock, Rev. Jones of The Dalles. The interment was in cemetery at The Dalles. This is a hard blow to the Eakin family and their many friends in Grass Valley and community join with them in their sorrow and bereavement and extend to them their heartfelt sympathy.
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February 5, 1926
- James Wray who had not been feeling well for some time was taken worse last week and Saturday was taken to the hospital in The Dalles, but gradually grew worse and passed away Tuesday evening at 11 o’clock. The body was brought to Grass Valley Thursday and the funeral held in the auditorium at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery, Rev. Ed. C. Cofer conducting the funeral services. The bereaved family has the sympathy of this entire community.
February 12, 1926
- Dr. C.L. Poley, coroner, was called to Rufus Sunday afternoon as a man had been found dead at the foot of a cliff about a mile east of Rufus. The skull was fractured and he may have been dead several days. Seemily he had jumped or fallen from the cliff, rolled or falling again. His name many have been McClellan, as a telephone receipt dated Spokane January 26, 1926, was found in his pocket, also some other papers with Spokane addresses, a water receipt with the address 1927 First Avenue, Spokane, Wash. C.M. Zell, undertaker from The Dalles, took charge of the body. Investigation is being made to find who the man may have been.
- Mrs. J.W. Fisher Dies At Bend. Mother of six children, although only 29 years of age, Mrs. Sylvia L. Fisher, wife of J.W. Fisher, died Wednesday Feb. 3, in a hospital in Bend after she had taken poison at her ranch home four miles east of Bend early that morning. Although she had taken a large amount of the poison, Mrs. Fisher continued her work of preparing breakfast for her husband. She fell to the floor in convulsions while putting bread in the oven. Mr. Fisher owns a large sheep ranch and meadows adjoining Shaniko, where he lived a number of years and was one of the largest sheep men in that neighborhood.
February 19, 1926
- Obituary of John L. Wray. John L. Wray was born in Monticellow, Wayne county, Kentucky, April 17, 1878. Died at The Dalles, Oregon, February 2, 1926, aged 47 years, 9 months and 13 days. He is survived by his widow, a 7 year old son, 3 brothers, Hamilton, James and Joe Wray, and 4 sisters, May, Dora, Lizzie and Pearl. John L. Wray came to Grass Valley in 1900 and has resided in Sherman county ever since. Prior to coming to Sherman county he resided in Wasco county. During part of his residence in Wasco county he was connected with that grand old pioneer, Joseph H. Shearer’s [Sherar] pioneer bridge builder who built the bridge crossing the Deschutes river, west of Grass Valley, known to this day as Shearer [Sherar] bridge. His later years were devoted to farming near Grass Valley. Besides the immediate family, Mr. Wray leaves a great number of warm personal friends whom he has made and kept while living in this county. He was a consistent member of the Grass Valley IOOF lodge under whose auspices the funeral services were conducted.
February 26, 1926
- Mrs. Jane Martin, a Sherman county pioneer, passed away at the home of her son, Elwin E. Martin, at The Dalles, Feb 20th. Mrs. Martin who was buried at Moro Monday, beside her husband, was well known and in Sherman county. She was the mother of seven living children, grandmother of 28 children and great grandmother of 50, and great-great grandmother of 4. She was 91 years of age.
March 5, 1926
- Jean Dutton son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dutton of Wasco, died at the Hamilton hospital in The Dalles Sunday. Mr. Dutton was nearly 24 years old, having been born April 2, 1902. Besides his parents he leaves a wife and two year old son, and numerous other relatives. He was a cousin of Mrs. W.C. Todd of Grass Valley. The funeral was held in Wasco Tuesday, Rev. Tabor conducting the services.
- March 12, 1926
- Mrs. Bercia Saltzman, mother of Traffic Officer, J. Saltzman, who died at the home of her son in The Dalles Monday, was a pioneer of Eastern Oregon, having been one of the first settlers near Shaniko where she made her home for 40 years.
- A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stark Monday March 15. The child did not live, and Mrs. Stark was so seriously ill Dr. Poley called Dr. Coberth of The Dalles; they decided to take Mrs. Stark to the hospital immediately where an operation was performed. Mrs. Stark seemed to be doing very well for a while, but passed away Thursday morning at 3 o’clock. Up to Thursday noon, funeral arrangements had not been made, pending word from their married daughter, Josephine, who lives in southern Oregon.
- Mrs. S.B. Holmes, Sherman County Pioneer. Carrie Ella Holmes was born in Nickolville, N.Y., May 12, 1857, and passed away at her home in Grass Valley, Oregon, March 12, 1926. Carrie Sherer [Sherar] came to Wasco county in the spring of 1884 and lived with her uncle, Joseph Sherar, at Sherar’s Bridge, until early in 1889 when she returned to New York to visit her people. In August of the same year she was united in marriage to S.B. Holmes and returned to Oregon in 1890, and soon after made their home on the farm south of Grass Valley where they lived many years, until the fall of 1921 when Mr. and Mrs. Holmes retired from their farm and moved to their home in town. There are five children, all of whom are living, Mable and Cassie Holmes, Mrs. Mildred von Borstel, and William Holmes of Grass Valley, and Mrs. Lelia Brogan of Antelope, and ten grandchildren. Mrs. Holmes also had a brother who lives in Nickolville, New York. The funeral services were held in the auditorium Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Cofer conducting the services. Mrs. Russell sang “One Sweetly Solemn Thought.” The auditorium was filled with friends from all parts of Sherman county, Portland, The Dalles and Antelope, who deeply sympathize with the family in their loss of companion and mother. Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Holmes, came Friday evening. Mrs. Hodapp and daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. C. Borstel of Portland, and Mrs. Chas. Huffman and daughter Zaida, of Aurora, drove up Friday. Mrs. Schassen and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Brogan and daughter of The Dalles.
- Mrs. Delbert Ward Dies. Mrs. Eva Ward, sister of Ellis Hughes, died at her home in Mabton, Washington, on Friday, February 19, 1926, at the age of 48 years. She suffered a stroke of parlysis several months ago, from which she partially recovered, but was again stricken. Mrs. Ward was an active, hustling energetic woman, widely known and liked. She was District Manager for the Yeomen order and was known to all its members in this district. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, four daughters, three sons, and a step daughter, Mrs. Leona Phillips. Mrs. Ward was born near Butte Falls, Ore., in January1878 and moved to Condon, Ore., in early life, where she was married to Mr. Ward 11 years ago, going to Mabton shortly afterwards. The funeral services were held in the Mabton Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21, the Rev. Mr. Anderson officiating. The funeral was very largely attended and the floral offerings were many and most beautiful. The Yoeman lodge attended in a body and assisted in the ceremony at the grave in the Mabton cemetery. Members of the Rebekah lodge of which she was a member, were also present. Other relatives of Mrs. Ward who were present were Mrs. Nettie Walker of Yakima, Wash., Ellis Hugher [Hughes], Dick Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. McGee of Grass Valley, Ore., N.L. Ward and family of Sunnyside, Wash., and Steve Ward and family of Cleveland, Wash.
March 26, 1926
- Mrs. Katherine Stark was born at Pleasant View, Missouri, November 14, 1880, died March 18, 1926, at the age of 45 years, 4 months and 4 days. On May 20, 1900, she was united in marriage to Mr. S.L. Stark also of Pleasent View. To this union were born 8 boys and 4 girls, two boys and one girl of these died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Stark with their family came to Grass Valley, Oregon, in 1913 and have with their family resided here continuously since. Mrs. Stark leaves to mourn here loss, her husband, six boys, Curtis, Hadley, Wallace, Ferdinand, Harry and Olan; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Parkhurst, of Melrose, Oregon, Eula and Helen, and one granddaughter; also her father, Mr. Hackelman of Caplinger Mills, Missouri, two brothers and one sister, besides a host of friends and neighbors in the community in which she lived. Her funeral took place from the Methodist church Saturday March 20, Rev. R.A. Feenstra of the Methodist church read the scriptures. Rev. Cofer of the Baptist church led in prayer, and Rev. W.L. Dillinger of Moro, preached the sermon.
- Job Burden Eaton, an old resident of Wasco, was buried in The Dalles Friday last. Many from his home town and other parts Sherman county attended the funeral.
April 2, 1926
- Mr. Tally Newcomb, an old resident of Grass Valley, passed away at his home in Camas, Wash., March 26, 1926, aged about 70 years. Burial was at Camas cemetery the following Sunday. Mr Newcomb had been in poor health all winter. He leaves besides his wife, five sons, Bert of California, Ray of Lyle, Washington, who was unable to attend the funeral as he is still in the hospital in The Dalles, Joe of Grass Valley, William and Arthur of Camas; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Morris of Portland, and Mrs. May Buchard of Tillamook. Joe Newcomb and daughter Laura returned home from Camas last week.
- Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilcox took their little boy to The Dalles hospital Tuesday evening. Wednesday evening he was reported a little better. Little Kenneth was taken worse Thursday morning and Mr. Wilcox went right back, having been home but a few hours, and the baby passed away at 10 o’clock. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church this Friday afternoon.
April 9, 1926
- J.M. Marlin Dies. J.M. Marlin, who has been critically ill for several months died at his home Thursday morning shortly after nine o’clock. Mr. Marlin is survived by his wife, three daughters, and five sons, Mrs. Frank Olds of Milton, Oregon, Mrs. Hester Howard of New York, Melba Tanksley of Yakima, Washington, and Mrs. Alice Baker of Monmouth, Oregon. The sons are, Clifford of Condon, Ashley, Almond, Willard, and Waltre [Walter] at the home. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.
- Kenneth James Wilcox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilcox was born at Grass Valley January 24, 1924, and passed away April 1st, 1926, aged two years, two months and seven days. There are left to mourn his loss the mother and father and a sister and brother. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents. This found expression in the large and beautiful floral offerings and by the large number who attended the services held from the Methodist church here Friday, April 2nd. Rev. Feenstra conducted the services and interment took place at the IOOF cemetery.
April 16, 1926
- Jesse M. Marlin was born in Falls county, Texas, October 13, 1858, died April 8, 1926, being 67 years, 5 months and 26 days old. Married to Mary Hiles November 12, 1882, 12 children being born to this union. Leaves besides his wife, 4 daughters, Mrs. Rella Olds of Milton, Oregon, Mrs. Tessie Howard of New York City, Mrs. Alice Baker of Top, Oregon, Mrs. Melva Baker of Yakima, Washington; 5 sons, Ashley, Almon, Clifford, Walter and Millard of Grass Valley, and 11 grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Jas. Shannon and Chas. Goetjen and one baby boy having passed on.
April 23, 1926
- Mrs. Kathrina Peetz Dies. Mrs. Kathrina Peetz, one of the pioneer residents of Sherman county at Moro Friday morning April 16. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hanson at the Methodist church there Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Peetz was born in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, and married Carl Peetz in 1865. In 1876 the family came to this country and settled in Iowa, later moving to Minnesota and then came to Oregon. Mrs. Peetz has lived in Sherman county for nearly 30 years.
April 30, 1926
May 7, 1926
- F.L. Kelley, an old resident of Grass Valley, was killed at Pendleton Tuesday, April 27, when a tractor turned over with him. Mrs. Kelley was not able to attend his funeral as she is confined in the sanitorium at Hot Lake with high blood pressure and heart trouble. Mr. Kelley and family left Grass Valley about 18 years ago, lived in Portland for some time, later moving to Eastern Oregon.
May 14, 1926
- Floyd Howell of Portland, aged 44, passed away at The Dalles hospital Tuesday morning from injuries received when he fell under the wheels of a fast moving freight train which passed over his limbs, amputation being necessary. He was buried at Wasco Thursday. He leaves a wife, father and mother.
May 21, 1926
May 28, 1926
June 4, 1926
- Mary L. Hoskinson Dies. Mrs. Mary L. Hoskinson, county clerk of Sherman county, died at the Mid Columbia hospital in The Dalles, Thursday evening, May 27, after an illness of a few weeks. Mrs. Hoskinson had a large circle of friends in Sherman county who were grieved to hear of her death. Mary L. Coleman was born in Bremer county, Iowa, November 10, 1866. She moved to Sherman county, Oregon in 1896, and was married to R.E. Hoskinson at Moro, November 1, 1900, to which union there was one child born, Jessie Hoskinson, residing at Moro. Mrs. Hoskinson was first elected to the office of County clerk in November 1918, and reelected in 1920 and again in 1924. Mrs. Hoskinson leaves one daughter, Jessie of Moro, three step sons, Robert Hoskinson of Moro, Dean and Buell Hoskinson, address unknown, two sisters, Mrs. R.J. Ginn of Moro, and Mrs. T.R. McGinnis of Corvallis, two brothers, J.E. Coleman of Moro, and J.L. Coleman of Lincoln Nebraska, two uncles, James Woods of Moro, and Wren Woods of Iowa, and an aunt of Iowa. Funeral services were held in the Moro opera house Sunday afternoon and interment in the IOOF cemetery at Moro.
- Wasco Man Killed In Wreck Sunday. Harold Venable, 29 years old, was instantly killed in a head on collision about a mile and a half south of Wasco, Sunday evening. Venable and his wife were returning to Moro, when Wm. Bigelow of Wasco, driving a heavy car is said to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of the road. The collision demolished Venable’s car, Mrs. Venable was not seriously injured. Venable was born and raised at Wasco, and has worked with the county road crew for several years, and at the time of his death was foreman of the county rock crusher working near Wasco. The funeral was held in the opera house at Moro Tuesday, and the body was laid to rest in the Wasco cemetery. Bigelow is being held in the county jail at Moro, pending the action of the grand jury.
June 11, 1926
June 18, 1926
- O.C. Akins Drops Dead Near Kent Thursday. Oscar Charles Akins of The Dalles, who has been working for Mr. Binder plowing fire breaks on the right of way of the railroad, fell dead about 1 1/2 miles from Kent last Thursday evening. Lester Binder and Mr. Akins had driven the horses away from the track to be out of the way of the train when Mr. Akins who was standing by Lester Binder, fell over against him and to the ground. The train came in about five minutes and the train men brought word to Dr. Poley who went out and made a Coroner’s investigation, and reported death due to heart failure. He leaves two sons and a daughter living in The Dalles.
June 25, 1926
- Mrs. Wonderlick of Wasco, received word Saturday of the death of her father who was killed in the hay field near Pendleton.
- Thomas C. Fargher, one of Wasco county’s old pioneers, passed away at his home near Dufur Tuesday June 14, after a short illness, at the age of 85 years. Mr. Fargher came to Wasco county in 1875.
July 2, 1926
July 9, 1926
July 16, 1926
- John Henry Elliott of Moro Dies. On Monday at 3 p.m. from the Presbyterian church at Moro, the funeral of John Henry Elliott took place. Mr Elliott was an old resident of the community, settling near Monkland in 1887. He was 72 years old, and leaves besides his wife, 2 sons and 4 married daughters. Mrs. R.A. Feenstra preached the funeral message.
- John B. Mowry, a former resident of Moro, father of Geo. and John Mowry, died last week at his home in Portland, aged 68 years, 9 months, 4 days. Funeral services were held in Portland Monday, 12th.
- Ira K. Axtell Dies. Ira K. Axtell of Moro, who was suffering from a cancer of the bowels and was taken to the hospital in The Dalles last week for treatment, died Friday morning, July 9th. On Monday at 10 a.m. the funeral took place from the Moro Presbyterian church, Rev. R.A. Feenstra preaching the sermon. Mr. Axtell was one of our prosperous farmers, son of J.M. Axtell residing in Moro. He was 45 years old and was married to Bessie McLaughlin [McLachlan]. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Marie, and a great many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
July 23, 1926
July 30, 1926
August 6, 1926
August 13, 1926
August 20, 1926
August 27, 1926
- Benjamin F. Pike, Sherman County Pioneer Passes. Benjamin F. Pike, a retired farmer of Sherman county died at the home of his son, I.D. Pike, in this city, at 2:30 o’clock Friday morning, August 20, 1926, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 26 days. The funeral services were held Sunday forenoon at 11 o’clock, in the city auditorium, conducted by Rev. Ed C. Cofer of the Baptist church, after which the body was taken to The Dalles where the services at the grave were conducted by members of the Grand Army of the Republic at 3:30 o’clock in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Benjamin F. Pike was born at Newburyport, Mass., November 24, 1840, where he lived until the opening of the Civil War, when he enlisted in Company B, 40th New York Infantry, in June, 1861. Entering the service June 14, he served five years, or until mustered out January 13, 1866, at Richmond, Va. He was captured by the Confederate army at Monterey, Va., and sent to prison at Lynchburg, Va., __ ? __ to Sa __ bury, N.C. ____ ? ____ and sent to W___ ? ___ and exchanged there. [blank areas badly faded unable to read] Arriving at San Francisco in 1867, Mr. Pike came to Portland and settled in Linn county. For a while he resided at Umatilla, where he located a sawmill on Butter creek. He then returned to Linn county where he married Miss Mahalia G. Denney, sister of Judge O.N. Denney, at Lebanon, May 7, 1871. He and Mrs. Pike lived in Linn county eight years and then became pioneer settlers of the Cold Springs country, near Pendleton, where they made their home for five years, then moving to The Dalles for a residence of two years, Mr. Pike engaging in the freighting business. The family then moved to Sherman county in 1883 where they lived until 1907 when they moved to Newberg where Mrs. Pike passed away in January, 1922. Mr. Pike came back to Sherman county last fall and lived with his son and family until his death. Mr. Pike was assessor of Sherman county, serving three terms and was joint representative of Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties in the state legislature in 1907. He was Department Commander, GAR for the state of Oregon at one time, holding a number of departmental offices in the state organization, while he was also commander of the GAR post at Wasco. At the time of his death Mr. Pike was a member of the GAR post at Newberg.
September 3, 1926
September 10, 1926
September 17, 1926
- Peter Schamel Dies. Peter L. Schamel, aged 66 years died last Friday morning, September 10, 1926, at the Mid Columbia hospital in The Dalles. His home was a Lind, Washington, although he resided at Grass Valley for a number of years. Surviving are the widow, Kate, and three sons, George C. of Lind, Frank V. of Silverton, Oregon, and Ralph R. of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The deceased was a member of the IOOF and Artison lodges. The body was sent to Woodburn Saturday where the funeral was held at 2:30 Sunday.
September 24, 1926
October 1, 1926
- Ashton Galloway, a laborer of the Marsh Construction company of Spokane, was killed near Biggs Saturday afternoon. Dr. Poley, Coroner, was called and found that the man who was riding on one of the construction trucks driven by Curtis Burger. The he either fell or jumped from the truck when the truck met another truck and in giving clearance went into soft dirt. The man’s chest was crushed. The body was shipped by Zell undertakers, to his people in Huntington, West Virginia. Earl Jones of Wasco was appointed administrator as Mr Galloway had money on deposit in the First National Bank at Bend.
October 8, 1926
- Mrs. Ellen Smith, Mother of Mrs. W.J. Davis, Passes. Mrs. W.J. Davis received word that her mother, Mrs. Ellen Smith, had passed away Thursday, Sept. 30th, at 10 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin, in Eldorado, Kansas. Funeral was held Sunday, October 5th, at which all her family except her daughter, Mrs. Davis, and a son, Clinton Smith, of California. On son Chas. of Hollywood, arrived just after his mother had passed away. Her husband, Dr. Smith having passed away several years ago. Mrs. Davis went east and spent July last, with her mother. Mrs. Smith had made two visits here, one in 1911 with her husband, and one four years ago with her daughter, Mrs. Martin, and had made many friends here who deeply sympathise with her family.
- Francis Edward Clarke Dies At Dayton, Wash. Francis Edward Clarke, for many years a resident of Sherman county, passed to his rest Sept. 27, 1926 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Stofer of Dayton, Washington. His death was due to a paraletic stroke, caused by high blood pressure. Mr. Clark was born in Windsor, Conn., April 23, 1956 , and came to Sherman county in 1880, making his home one mile south of Grass Valley, the land now owned and farmed by Fred Stradley, and the Clark hill being named for him. Mr. Clark sold this home in 1907 moving to Cherryville, Oregon, and made his home there until recently when owing to ill health he and his wife were living with their youngest daughter Jessie. In 1883 he married Alice Gaines, who is left to mourn the loss of one who was a constant companion. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Hester Johnson of Mikkalo, Ore., Mrs. Ethel Creig of Camas, Wash., Mrs. Gertrude Webber of Pendleton, Ore., Chancy Clark of Longview, Wash., and Mrs. Jessie Stofer of Dayton, Wash. Mr. Clark was a member of the Methodist church to which he kept true faith. He has many friends who join with the family in mourning their loss. Mrs. Clark will now make her home with her daughter Mrs. Webber at Pendleton, Ore.
- Kent Items. Mrs. I.H. Scheer received word Saturday morning that her father was dead, and she left for their home in Hood River on the first stage. Mr. Scheer was not home at the time but came home Sunday and left at once. They all came back Tuesday.
October 15, 1926
October 22, 1926
- Martha Evans Vintin Passes. Martha Evans Vintin was born in Chicago, Illinois, March 24th, 1850, and died near Wasco, Oregon, October 15th, 1926, being 76 years, 6 months and 21 day of age. Mrs. Vintin spent her early days in Illinois and Wisconsin, and after the passing of her father and mother sailed for San Francisco, California, with a brother by way of Cape Horn and arrived there in 1867. There she married George C. Vintin, who also came by way of the long sea voyage. Mrs. Vintin lived near Chico, California until the summer of 1880 and moved with her husband and family over the emigrant trail to a home near Grass Valley, Oregon. In 1896 Mrs. Vintin built the Vintin Hotel at Grass Valley and operated it for a number of years. In 1903 she moved to Portland and lived with her husband until his death in 1905. In recent years Mrs. Vintin spent her time in Portland although she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Walker, much of the time. Mrs. Vintin leaves five daughters, Mrs. Lottie Walker of Klondike, Oregon, Mrs. Estella Snook of Madras, Ore., Mrs. Margaret Ruthledge, Mrs. Sadie Gray, Mrs. Mamie Rollins all of Portland, Oregon; and four sons Roy of Portland, Ore., Dave and George of Grass Valley, Ore., and Ed of Coquille, Oregon. Mrs. Vintin was a devoted, faithful and loving mother, a true Christian, being a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, her life being dedicated to our Savior. She lived her life for her children and the good she could do for others, always lending a helping hand to the needy. Her kind and loving disposition covered many clouds of sorrow with a silver lining. She rests in that land eternal in heaven. She was buried Monday, Oct. 18, at Riverview cemetery, Portland, beside her husband. Mrs. Vintin had many friends in Grass Valley who sympathize with the relatives in their sorrow.
October 29, 1926
November 5, 1926
November 12, 1926
November 19, 1926
November 26, 1926
- Goldie Moore Passes. Goldie Moore who has been ill for the past few months, passed away in Salem Thursday evening November 18, 1926, at the age of 22 years November 6th. Goldie Moore came to The Dalles from Arizona about two years ago, and spent the last year with her brother, Bud Moore, near Grass Valley. Miss Moore was a graduate nurse. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Groce of The Dalles, two sisters in Arizona, and two brothers, Bud and Guy of Grass Valley. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, members of which here were detained from going to The Dalles on account of the weather, and sister members of The Dalles assisting in the ceremony. Rev. Johnson of The Dalles officiating and was buried near The Dalles. Goldie made many friends here who deeply sympathize with the family.
December 3, 1926
December 10, 1926
- Mrs. Al Wright of Moro, received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Adams, of Cadis, Ohio. The sister was on her way to spend the winter with Mrs. Wright, expecting to be here Christmas, and had stopped a short distance from home to visit another sister, when death came.
- Funeral services for Kenneth McDonald, Wasco county pioneer who died Sunday at his home in Antelope, was held in The Dalles Tuesday. Mr McDonald was 62 years of age and had lived most of his life in the Antelope district, owning a large ranch near the town. He leaves a widow, two sons, Charles and Arthur, and three daughters, Mrs. Jeff Cloer of Bend, Mrs. Kenneth Sparks of Hood River, and Mrs. Bud Dudley of Montana. Rev. J.T. Ten Broeck delivered the sermon, and interment was in the Antelope cemetery.
December 17, 1926
- Sherman County Residents Die. R.B. Hailey. Funeral services for Robert Benjamin Hailey of Wasco, who died at The Dalles hospital Monday morning, was held at the Methodist church in Wasco Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. C.A. Edwards of The Dalles, preached the sermon. Mr Hailey was born at Chico, Calif., December 1, 1881, coming to Sherman county 16 years ago and started farming operations about 10 miles west of Wasco. He leaves a widow, one son, Wallace, a brother, H.F. Hailey of Camas, Wash. Mr Hailey was a cousin of Earl and C.W. Fields of Grass Valley.
- John T. Monahan.. John Theodore Monahan, a locomotive engineer for the OWR & N company, at one time on the Grass Valley – Biggs run and lived in Grass Valley, died at his home in The Dalles Sunday night. Mr. Monahan was born in Minneapolis, Minn., October 27, 1879. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Monahan; two sons, John Jr., and Charles, both of The Dalles; four brothers, Charles, James, Frank and Joe, all of Seattle, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Needles and Mrs. Louise Holm, both of San Francisco.
December 24, 1926
December 31, 1926
January 7, 1927
- Mrs. Laura Doety, wife of Mr. Doety, passed away Friday at their home in Maupin and was buried in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley Sunday afternoon, services being held in Maupin. There were a number of Rebeckah sisters present. Mrs. Doety was born March 26, 1901. She leaves besides her husband, a daughter aged 9 years, and a son aged 5 years, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Goetjen, and a twin sister, Mrs. Vera Tunny. She was a member of the Tygh Valley Rebeckah lodge. [Rebekah]
January 14, 1927
January 21, 1927
January 28, 1927
February 4, 1927
February 11, 1927
February 18, 1927
February 25, 1927
- M.J. Murphy who was called to his home in Wisconsin by the illness of his father, returned here Sunday. His father passed away just before he arrived there.
March 4, 1927
March 11, 1927
March 18, 1927
- Mr. John Reeden, father of Mrs. Ray Ragsdale, passed away at Pendleton, Oregon, Friday March 11th, aged 69 years, of pneumonia, after a short illness. Besides his wife he leaves nine children and ten grandchildren. Mrs. Ragsdale left here Friday evening to attend the funeral and returned Tuesday.
March 25, 1927
April 1, 1927
April 8, 1927
- Alvin Balzer received word last Friday from Chicago, stating that his father was very low, and left immediately by car to The Dalles, taking the train that night. Mrs. Balzer received a wire from him Monday morning saying he arrived ok but his father had passed away. Alvin Balzer was the only son, having three sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Balzer had contemplated a visit home this summer.
- Earl Shipley passed away Monday afternoon at his home southwest of Grass Valley. Mr. Shipley has been very sick for some time. He leaves a wife and three sons, his mother and two brothers, Vernon and Carol. The body was taken to Moro Tuesday and the funeral held Thursday at 2 p.m.
April 15, 1927
- Franklin Payne Passes. Franklin Payne, a former Sherman county pioneer, died at his home in The Dalles, Friday April 8th, 1927, aged 75 years. The funeral services were held at the Grass Valley Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. C B Kenyon of The Dalles, interment in the IOOF cemetery. Franklin Payne was born in Johnson county, Mo., January 21, 1852, and came to Oregon in 1886 with his mother and three children, settling in Sherman county where he took up a homestead 12 miles east of Grass Valley. He moved to The Dalles 17 years ago where he bought an orchard home at Sorosis park were he lived until his death. His surviving children are, Ben F. of Grass Valley, James L. of The Dalles, and Minnie Whetstine of Portland. Twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
April 22, 1927
- Harding G. Dugger Passes. H.G. Dugger died at his home in Grass Valley, Oregon, Monday morning, aged 87 years. Harding G. Dugger was born in Pikeville, Tenn., March 16, 1840, died April 18, 1927. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Jenkins August 19, 1860, in Crossfield, Tenn. To this union were born seven children, two of whom have passed on. The living are Hatty Dugger of Grass Valley; William Robert Dugger of Colfax, Wn., Mrs. Mae Patterson of Grass Valley; Alvin Dugger of Bridgeport, Ala.; and Mrs. Lillian Turner of Little Rock, Ark. There are twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Dugger having passed away in 1920. He served in the Union army 1861 to 1865 in Company K first Tennessee Infantry. He was a lifelong Christian, uniting with the Baptist church of Grass Valley by letter about three years ago. The funeral was held in the City auditorium, Tuesday afternoon, a large number of friends attending, Rev. Feenstra delivering the funeral sermon. Mrs. Russel sang “No Night There,” and the quartet also sang two numbers. The American Legion had charge of the military service. Grandpa Dugger, as he was familiarly called, will be missed by all. He was one of the last Civil War veterans of the county.
April 29, 1927
May 6, 1927
- Harold Shull Found Dead. Harold Shull, 28 years old, son of Ben Shull, was found dead at the Hay Canyon warehouse Tuesday afternoon. Coroner Poley of Grass Valley was notified and upon investigation found that death was caused by a shot from 22 caliber rifle. Burial was at Wasco.
- Earl Cronk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Cronk, former residents of Grass Valley, was killed at Portland Tuesday in an elevator accident in the Meyer & Frank store.
May 13, 1927
May 20, 1927
- Francis Maxine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cratty died Thursday May 12 about 8 a.m. She was born April 18th. Funeral was at the Kent cemetery Saturday at 10:30.
May 27, 1927
- R.H. King Passes. Rufus H. King was born July 4, 1853, at Henry county, Tenn., died in Portland, Oregon, May 23, 1927, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 19 days. Mr. King came to the Willamette Valley in 1881 from the state of Illinois, and thence to Sherman county in 1882, settling near Grass Valley, where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Flora Hanna, to this union two children were born, both dying in infancy. He was converted and united with the First Baptist church of Grass Valley, Oregon, by baptism in the winter of 1909, of which he has been a consistent and supporting member. He leaves to mourn his death, Mrs. Laura J. Barns of Milwaukee, Oregon, D.P. King of Long Creek, Oregon, Wm. King of Springfield, Illinois, and Marcus King of Virginia, Illinois, being brothers and sisters of the deceased; besides many nephews and nieces and a host of friends. The body was brought to Grass Valley where funeral services were held in the City auditorium Wednesday afternoon May 25th, Rev. Arthur B. Waltz of The Dalles, delivering the funeral address. Miss Minnie Schassen and Mrs. J.M. Lowe sang accompanied by Lester Nahouse. There were many beautiful flowers. The body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
June 3, 1927
- C.G. Hulse of Moro Passes. Charles G. Hulse of Moro, died Monday, May 29, 1927, at the age of 65 years. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Moro and interment was in the Moro cemetery. Mr. Hulse is survived by a widow, Lenora; three daughters, Mrs. Gertie Peugh of Wasco; Mrs. Allie Ruggles of Grass Valley; and Mrs. Ola Ruggles of Moro; a son Charles of Moro; two brothers, O.P. Hulse of Dufur, and G.R. Hulse of Odell; one sister, Jennie G. Hulse of Astoria, and eight grandchildren.
June 10, 1927
June 17, 1927
June 24, 1927
- Miss Bernice Stoutt aged 23 years, passed away in Portland Sunday June 19, who a few years ago lived at Kent and Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stoutt, Ed Alley and wife, Tom Alley and wife and other relatives left Monday to attend the funeral. Miss Stoutt was a member of the Christian church, and left a great number of relatives and friends.
- Mr. Robert Rasmussen died at Pendleton, Sunday June 19, of blood poison, and was buried Tuesday June 22. He leaves a wife, Sada Ruggles-Rasmussen, and little son Robert; Oscar Ruggles of Grass Valley, Water Ruggles and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Landry of Moro, Mrs. Lucy Brown, brothers and sisters of Mrs. Rasmussen, attended the funeral. Mr. Rasmussen was sick only a short time.
July 1, 1927
July 8, 1927
July 15, 1927
- Albert Medler of Wasco died Monday afternoon in The Dalles. Mr. Medler was 52 years old and had been a resident of Sherman county since 1881, coming here from West Virginia where he was born. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. B F Medler, and five sisters and brothers. Sisters are Mrs. E E Barnum of The Dalles, and Mrs. Ida Woolen of Portland. Brothers are Walter and Julius of Wasco and Fred of Portland. Funeral services were held in Wasco Wednesday.
July 22, 1927
July 29, 1927
- Elmer Heath of Grants Pass, an old time resident of Grass Valley, died Sunday. Mr. Heath had been in poor health for some time.
- Mrs. John Forbs [Forbes] of Moro passed away at the Mid Columbia hospital in The Dalles Tuesday. Funeral services were held at The Dalles 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and was buried at Hood River. Mrs. Forbes was an old time friend of Mrs. M.L. Fritts.
August 5, 1927
- Virginia Miller, 85 years old, the last of the Cascade Indian tribe, died at the Warm Springs Agency last week. She was buried in the old Indian cemetery near Cascade Locks, where many of the tribe lie that flourished there in the early days of the white man.
August 12, 1927
August 19, 1927
August 26, 1927
- Father of Miss Sagaberd Died At Marshfield, Ore. Frank P. Sagaberd, aged 51 years, died August 15, at Marshfield. He was born April 3, 1873, at Scottsburg, Oregon, and for more than 25 years has been a familiar figure on the river boats between the town and Gardner. He was married July 28, 1901 to Mary R. Luder of Scottsburg, Oregon. Mr. Sagaberd was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges and a charter member of White City Encampment of Gardner. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Margaret; three sisters and three brothers. Miss Margaret Sagaberd was a teacher in the Grass Valley public schools last year and was elected a member of the faculty for this year. Miss Sagaberd has the sympathy of this entire community in the loss of her father.
- John Day Bridge Guard Killed By Train Sunday. Milton Baker of Arlington, a special Union Pacific employee guarding the railroad bridge at the John Day river against possible dynamiting by Sacco-Vansetti sympathisers, was killed Sunday night when he was struck by eastbound train No. 12 Baker’s head was cut off and hurled a hundred feet from the body. The body of the watchman was found about 1 o’clock by a second watchman, who became alarmed at Baker’s absence and after calling for him for several minutes, started a search for him. The companion was terrified when he found the headless body lying against a fence fifteen feet away down an embankment at the west end of the bridge. The surviving guard thought his companion had been murdered, hurried from the spot lest he be ambushed by the assassins. He called Sheriff Levi Chrisman of The Dalles, and the Sheriff and a posse arrived and found the man’s head, his flashlight and gun, and it was definitely established that he had been struck by a train. The body was turned over to the Gilliam county authorities. He leaves three orphaned children in Arlington.
- David A. McKee, aged 92 years, father of County Judge Ed McKee of Wasco, died last Thursday evening at his home in Woodburn, Oregon.
- Julius Gwinne Killed By Truck Near Klondike. Julius Gwynne, youngest son of Q.E. Gwinne of Wasco, was killed last Friday while hauling wheat near Klondike. In turning out to let an auto pass, the truck ran into loose rock and turned over, trapping the driver in the cab, killing him instantly. Coroner Poley of Grass Valley was called, but an inquest was not necessary. The funeral was held in Wasco Sunday, a large number of friends being present. The family had lived near Wasco a number of years. [copied as it appeared]
September 2, 1927
September 9, 1927
September 16, 1927
- Alexander E. Odell, father of John G. Odell of The Dalles, and a pioneer of Washington, died at the home of his son in The Dalles Monday, Sept. 12, 1927, aged 82 years. Funeral services were held at Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday. Mr. Odell had recently gone to make his home with his daughter at Kelso, Wash., and was visiting at his son’s home in The Dalles when stricken. His health had been unusually good all his life until he went into decline several months ago.
September 23, 1927
- Alley Leonard received word Monday of the sudden death of his sister Jennie’s husband, Frank Ortman at Prineville. They had just moved from near Suplee, to send their son to school.
September 30, 1927
October 7, 1927
- Sherman County Pioneer Dies At The Dalles. The funeral services for I. Perry Hardin who died at his home in The Dalles Saturday, was held in that city Tuesday morning and the body was brought to Moro and laid to rest in the Moro cemetery at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was born August 24, 1845, at Rutherford, N.C. He lived until 1893 in Alabama, moving to Hood River in that year. Five years later he came to Sherman county and took up a ranch east of Moro, and later owned and operated a store in Moro. He leaves four sons and five daughters. Sons are John A., The Dalles; S.V., Ashland; J.W., Lewiston, Idaho; R.N., Baker; daughters, Mrs. E. Sink, Portland; Mrs. W.L. Taylor, Pendleton; Mrs. Minnie Rich, Yakima; Mrs. J.E. Fields, Grass Valley and Mrs. E. Ginn, The Dalles. Ten grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Hardin, mother of the children, died about 22 years ago and is buried at Moro.
October 14, 1927
- Mrs. Smith, wife of Ed Smith, and a former resident of Grass Valley, passed away at her home in Gresham, the last of September. Mrs. Smith was an aunt of Will Helyer and brothers of Kent. She leaves her husband and numerous friends.
- Mrs. Ernest Blaylock returned home Saturday. Mrs. Blaylock and her brother went to Kansas with the body of her mother where she was buried.
- Fredrick Schilling Dies Of Heart Attack. Mr. Schilling, familiarly called Grandpa Schilling, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon. The night before he had complained of not resting well on account of a heavy feeling in his chest, but was up and had his breakfast and dinner at noon as usual. Soon after he complained of a pain in his chest, and his son Herman and Dr. Poley were called, his son arriving a few minutes before his death. The doctor was in Moro, but arrived a few minutes later. The funeral was held at the ME church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. W.I. Eck of The Dalles delivered the funeral sermon, and Miss Minna Schassen sang. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery. The deceased was born in Germany October 5, 1838, and came to the United States in 1882. He removed at once to Sherman county, then a part of Wasco county, and took up a large tract of land which he developed into a wheat ranch. He made his home here continuously for 45 years. He leaves five children, Herman, W.F., Mrs. Amelia Peterson and Mrs. Ella Newcomb, all of Grass Valley, and Mrs. Emma Newcomb of Camas, Wash., 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. His wife died in 1920.
- Mrs. Norton of Kent Passed Away Friday. Mrs. Violet V. Norton was born January 23, 1891, near Custer City, South Dakota, died October 7, 1927. Her parents moved to Custis, Nebraska, where they resided until coming to Oregon in 1903. She was married to J.E. Norton on August 16, 1914 at the home of her parents near Airlie, Oregon. She is survived by her husband and four childrren, Alta age 12, Cecil 7, Eugene and Geraldine 4 years, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wilson, four brothers and three sisters, Floyd Wilson of Dexter, Ore., Willard and Rex of Airlie, Ore., Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Stone of San Francisco, Loyal Wilson of Summitt, Ore., Mrs. Irene Schadewitz of Kent, Ore. Mrs. Norton was a firm believer in the Bible and religion from her youth. Rev. Ed C. Cofer of Grass Valley, preached the funeral sermon at the church. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Kent, who conducted their burial ceremony at the grave, a number of Rebekahs and Odd Fellows from other lodges at Moro and Grass Valley being present. Mrs. Norton was also a member of the American Legion Auxilliary. The attendance at the funeral was large and the entire community sympthises with the family in their sorrow.
October 21, 1927
October 28, 1927
November 4, 1927
November 11, 1927
November 18, 1927
November 25, 1927
December 2, 1927
December 9, 1927
December 16, 1927
- Henry M. Seethoff, Maupin miller, was killed Monday when his automobile ran off the White river grade near Tygh Valley. Funeral services were held at Maupin Thursday.
December 23, 1927
December 30, 1927
January 6, 1928
January 13, 1928
- Ray Robert, little 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barnett of Clem, passed away Sunday at Wasco, and the funeral services were held at the Grass Valley Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Mrs. Feenstra delivering the funeral sermon, interment was in the IOOF cemetery. The little child had never been strong, was taken with pneumonia and died quite suddenly.
- Mrs. Jack Morrissey received word Tuesday morning that her mother had passed away at Walla Walla, at the home of her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Morrissey had returned last week from Forest Grove on a visit with her parents, a few days later having received word of sickness in another daughter’s family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin had gone to assist in their care, when her mother was taken with pneumonia which ended in her death Monday. Mrs. Morrissey left immediately for Forest Grove where the body was taken.
January 20, 1928
January 27, 1928
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Grass Valley Journal
Grass Valley, Sherman County, Oregon
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Grass Valley Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from February 3, 1928 to February 27, 1931. Bad print throughout roll.
February 3, 1928
- James Blagg received a telegram last Friday morning that Mrs. Clarence Blagg died at their home in Los Angeles, of heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Blagg formerly lived at Grass Valley, and moved to Los Angeles about four or five years ago on account of Mrs. Blagg’s health.
- Former Grass Valley Boy Dies From Injuries. Clancey A. Clark, 35, of 1164 8th St., Longview, Wash., who was very seriously injured when he fell 40 feet while working his rounds as watchman at the Long Bell Lumber Co. mill, died Jan 9th at Longview Memorial hospital despite an emergency major operation. His back was broken in the fall and both arms were also broken. The body was shipped to Dayton, Wash., and buried beside that of his father who passed away in September 1926. The widow and two small sons survive in addition to his mother, Mrs. F.E. Clark, and four sisters: Mrs. Hester Johnson of Mikkalo, Ore., Mrs. Ethel Craig, Camas, Wash., Mrs. Gertrude Webber, Hermiston, Ore., and Mrs. Jessie Stofer, Dayton, Wn. Chancy Clark was a former Grass Valley boy being born and raised here.
February 10, 1928
February 17, 1928
February 24, 1928
March 2, 1928
March 9, 1928
- Mrs. Emma Fairchilds, one of the pioneers of this part of Sherman county and a sister of the late Mrs. C.A. Heath, passed away Feb 12, at Grants Pass.
March 16, 1928
March 23, 1928
March 30, 1928
April 6, 1928
- Mrs. Bulah William Cooper passed away recently in Boston where she has lived for a number of years. Mrs. Cooper was daughter of Carl Williams of Grants Pass, and lived in Grass Valley until about 15 years of age. [see next, correction]
April 13, 1928
- Through a misunderstanding last week our local stated Mrs. Cooper, daughter of J.C. Williams of Grants Pass, passed away. It should have read, Mr. Cooper, husband of Mrs. Bulah Cooper, died in Boston.
April 20, 1928
April 27, 1928
May 4, 1928
- J.H. Garrett, of Antelope, passed away at the Bend hospital Monday night, aged 79 years. Funeral was held at Madras and burial at Antelope beside the grave of his wife, when the Odd Fellows lodge gave their burial ceremony. Jack Garrett and wife, Jim Garrett and wife and Mrs. Tom Garrett, who are nephews, went from here.
May 11, 1928
May 18, 1928
May 25, 1928
- Mrs. Margaret Ann McCollum [McCallum], mother of Mrs. Foss of Moro, who has been with her several years, passed away Monday morning at the age 81 years. Funeral services were held in Moro Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. McColum [McCallum] came to Oregon with her husband in 1883, settling near Monkland, then a part of Wasco county, and practically unsettled at that time. Besides her daughter she leaves three sisters, Mrs. A.D. McDonald of Spokane, Mrs. J.L. Robinson of Moro, and Jane McKay of Minneapolis. [McCallum]
- Mrs. Lee Everett of Wasco, who died in Portland Saturday, was buried in Wasco Monday. She leaves a husband and small child and other relatives in Wasco.
June 1, 1928
- Mrs. Adsit, Wife of Wasco Newspaper Man Dies. Mrs. Maude A. Adsit, wife of Charles A. Adsit, publisher of the Wasco News, died at the family home in Wasco Wednesday morning, and funeral services will be held at the Wasco Christian church this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Adsit was born Dec. 20, 1881, at Middle Simonds, New Brunswick, Canada. She was married to Mr. Adsit at Toronto, Canada, December 23, 1909. She came to Wasco with her husband last July from Pilot Rock, Ore., where he had been in the newspaper business prior to purchasing the Wasco paper.
June 8, 1928
- Lester Heath Passes. Lester A. Heath passed away at his home in The Dalles Monday morning, June 4, 1928, at 3:20. Mr. Heath was born at Cedar Rapids, Michigan, October 24, 1871, being past 56 years of age. He came with his parents to Sherman county at the age of 12 years and lived here continuously until 1910 when the family moved to Grants Pass, returning here in 1920 and lived on the Dr. Taylor farm until two years ago when his health failed and they went to The Dalles. He leaves besides his wife, Cassie Bailey Heath; two daughters, Lorene and Meriam, and one son, Millard; two nephews, Loyal Heath of Grants Pass, and Arlie Heath of Dorris, California. Elmer Heath, his only brother, passed away a few months ago. Mr. Heath was member of the Baptist church of Grass Valley, and had a host of friends who deeply sympathize with the family. The funeral services were held at Zell’s Funeral Home in The Dalles at 1:30 Thursday afternoon with interment in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley.
June 15, 1928
- Mr. Senter received word Saturday of the death of his oldest sister in Boliver, Mo.
June 22, 1928
June 29, 1928
- Kent Items. J. Decker received word Saturday from Long Beach, California, that his father had another stroke and could not live. He left at once for Portland and expected to go on from there by airplane. Word was received here Wednesday that the father died Tuesday morning.
July 6, 1928
July 13, 1928
July 20, 1928
- Mrs. Annise M. Harris of San Pedro, California, passed away at her home there May 17, 1928, and her body was taken to her old home at Jackson, Michigan, for burriel [burial], her daughter, Mrs. Florence Sartes and her grandson’s wife, Mrs. Nora Schorr, accompanying the body.
July 27, 1928
- Wm. Kohler of Kent Killed In Auto Accident. Wm. Kohler, resident of Kent and Portland, was killed in an automobile accident near his ranch sometime Saturday. Children passing found the body and reported it; Dr. Poley, coroner, was called, and called Mr. Zell who came up and took the body to The Dalles to care for until relatives could be reached. Mr. Kohler was born in Germany December 20, 1860. He had operated the ranch at Kent for about 30 years, but recently moved to Portland, making trips back and forth to his wheat farm. He was well known throughout Sherman county. Funeral services were held in The Dalles at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Eck delivering the sermon. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at The Dalles. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Quackenbush of Iowa, Mrs. Katie Jasper of Hastings, Neb. and a nephew, Fred Jasper of Oskaloosa, Iowa, who arrived in The Dalles Tuesday and made funeral arrangements.
- Kent Items. William Kolher was killed Saturday in an automobile wreck at the bridge across the gulch on the road to the west of the Louis Schadwitz ranch. He was going home from the north and evidently lost control of his car in going down the steep grade and sharp curve and went over the bridge on the west side. He was found later by Mrs. Oliver Schadwitz but was dead when found. The body was taken to The Dalles by Zell and was buried there Wednesday. Dr. Poley wired relatives in Iowa and Fred Jasper a nephew arrived in The Dalles Tuesday.
- Mrs. E.A. Hoskinson who had been ill in Monmouth for some time, passed away and was buried at Moro Sunday, services were held in the auditorium, the Christian Science church having charge. The remaining of her immediate family are, her husband and one son, Guy Hoskinson of Kent.
August 3, 1928
- Mrs. W.D. Graves, a former resident of Grass Valley, passed away in Salem, July 5th. She leaves her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Buker of Paulina, two sons, Nelson of Portland and Gerald Graves of Salem. The family moved from Grass Valley several years ago, and had many friends here. [Gem]
August 10, 1928
August 17, 1928
- Mr. Gerald Wilcox was instantly killed near Antelope Saturday evening, when his young son brought the 22 rifle in the house from the car, and in some way it was accidently discharged. He was buried Tuesday at Estacada beside his mother. He leaves his wife, President of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the son about 12 yeas old.
- Mrs. Peddicord received word Wednesday of the death of her mother at Carthage, Missouri. Mrs. Peddicord visited her mother last winter.
- Kent Items. There is rather a bitter feeling here over the death of Alfred Marx Saturday night, as he was well liked where he has worked and the people believed that reckless driving on the part of the people in the car was the cause of his being killed.
- Fatal Auto Accident Saturday Evening. A young man by the name of Alfred Marx of Salem was killed Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was riding hit the side of a Ford touring car driven by Millard Marlin accompanied by Walt and Lee Tanksley. The first car to reach them hurried on for the doctor. Luke Bibby arriving in a few moments brought the injured man to town to Dr. Poley, but he had just expired before help could be given. Upon examination it was found young Marx had been thrown against the car, inflicting a skull fracture and fracture of the right arm and left leg. Mr. Zell of The Dalles was called and took the body to The Dalles to prepare the body for shipment to Salem where the funeral was held Tuesday where his parents live. Mr. Marx had worked for Luther Davis and is said to have been a very worthy young man. At the inquest held by Dr. Poley, Coroner, Sunday, the jury decided the accident killing Alfred Marx was caused by careless driving of both parties mentioned recommended that the driving license of Millard Marlin be revoked for two years from date. Monday morning under a warrant by justice Stow, Millard Marlin was arrested by Marshall Garrett and place under $1000 bonds by the Justice of the Peace Stow.
August 24, 1928
- Arthur Philipps, for years in the harness business in Moro, died at the Mid-Columbia hospital in The Dalles early Tuesday morning. The funeral was held from the Methodist church at Moro on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Philipps was 60 years old and leaves besides his wife, a son Anton and an adopted daughter Grace 14 years old.
August 31, 1928
September 7, 1928
September 14, 1928
- The funeral service of Dan MacLaughlin [McLachlan] who died in Portland Sunday, Sept. 9, was held from the Moro Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was a native of Scotland, moving first with his parents to New Zealand, coming to this country in 1882, settling in the Moro community in 1883. Three daughters and one son besides the widow survive him, also several grandchildren.
September 21, 1928
September 28, 1928
October 5, 1928
- Loe S. Baker died in Pendleton, Oregon, at 12;30 o’clock, October 2, 1928. Born at Rhodes, Iowa, Feb. 2, 1881. Will be buried in IOOF cemetery in Grass Valley, Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 6. Funeral will be held in the Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. There [are] 6 brothers and 2 sisters surviving. No death in family of brothers and sisters in 47 years.
October 12, 1928
- Word was received this week of the death of Mrs. Roy Walker of LaGrande. Mr. and Mrs. Walker lived in Grass Valley for a number of years, moving away about 8 years ago. She leaves her husband and an adopted son Robert, besides her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Murphy of Independence, Ore., one sister and two brothers.
October 19, 1928
October 26, 1928
November 2, 1928
November 9, 1928
November 16, 1928
- James Harvey Smith, was born at Little Shemague, West Moreland [Shemogue, Westmoreland] county, New Brunswick, Canada, February 4, 1853. Died at Grass Valley, Oregon, November 9, 1928. He left New Brunswick when a young man, coming west and to Eastern Oregon about 50 years ago, taking up a homestead near Tygh Valley, where he was married and went to farming on his farm southwest of Grass Valley, later building a home in town and was in business here for several years. He has made this his home most of the time. Mr. Smith leaves of his family, two daughters, Mrs. Bell Cronk of Hoquiam, Wash., Mrs. Etha Schilling of Grass Valley, and one son, Leslie Smith of The Dalles; seven grandchildren and one great grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Smith of Yakima, Wash., and Robert Smith of Ione, Oregon. The funeral was held in the city auditorium Sunday afternoon where a large number of friends gathered. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Benson of Portland, the Elks lodge of The Dalles, holding their funeral ceremony at the hall and the Odd Fellows of Grass Valley their ceremony at the grave.
November 23, 1928
November 30, 1928 Issue Missing
December 7, 1928
- Erza Meeker, 97 years old passed away December 3, at Seattle. He crossed the plains in 1852 with his wife and baby. He has made several trips over the old trail, lastly by automobile, airplane, and his last trip coming from Chicago by train 8 weeks ago, having been in a hospital there for some time. One son and three daughters, survive, all of the state of Washington.
December 14, 1928
- O.M. Fraley received word Thursday morning of the death of his brother, H.G. Fraley at Wenatchee, Wash. His brother visited here last March.
December 21, 1928
- Little Bobbie Russell, born June 10, 1928, was laid to rest Tuesday in the IOOF cemetery. Services were held by Rev. Cofer at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Russell. Bobbie had been ill for some time, grew rapidly worse last of the week, passing away Sunday afternoon. [son of Arch and Cora Russell]
December 28, 1928
- Mrs. Ella Fawcett passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mable Gilespie, in Eugene, Oregon, December 25, and will be buried from the Baptist church in Grass Valley, Saturday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Fawcett has been sick for the past two years; had been with a daughter in Seattle for a good part of the time. She leaves one son, Cossie Woodford of Hood River; and two married daughters, one in Seattle and Mrs. Mable Gelespie of Eugene.
January 4, 1929
- Mrs. Ella A. Fawcett who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Gillespie, in Eugene, December 25, 1928, was buried in Grass Valley, Saturday, December 29, aged 68 years. Mrs. Fawcett was born in California, and had been a resident of Grass Valley, Oregon, many years. She is survived by one son, Mr. Curtis Woodford of Hood River; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Gillespie of Eugene, Mrs. Pearl Anderson of Seattle; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Mrs. Fawcett had lived in Grass Valley more than 30 years. She was a member of the Rebekah and had numerous friends here.
- Antonio Rechardo of Kent, died Thursday morning, January 3, of heart failure. Mr. Rechardo had lived at the Kent hotel for the past 12 or 15 years. He had no relatives. He owned a quarter section homestead. Funeral was held Friday at 11 o’clock from the Kent church. [Richardo]
January 11, 1929
- Fred Cox received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Wilson of Vancouver, Washington, who was a sister of Mrs. Emma Cox.
- Kent Items. Antone Richardo died at the Kent Hotel last Thursday and the funeral was held Friday, interment in the IOOF cemetery here. He was a native of Italy and was among the earliest settlers in Sherman county. He lost his house by fire some years ago and has since that time lived in the hotel. He partially lost his mind several years ago and A.A. Dunlap has since acted as his guardian. He was admired and respected by all who have known him many years. Mrs. Pluemke is to be commended for the care that she has given him, and all here would like to see her get what is left of the estate.
January 18, 1929
- Irene Byers, aged nearly 7 years, was taken sick and Dr. Poley called Monday, passed away Monday evening, of Spinal Meningitis. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the grave. Every precaution has been taken that there may be no more cases. [Beyer]
- Kent Items. Irene, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beyer, was taken ill suddenly on Sunday and died on Monday evening, and was buried here Tuesday. Understand that it was pronounced Spinal Meningitis by Dr. Poley. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all here.
January 25, 1929
February 1, 1929
February 8, 1929
February 15, 1929
February 22, 1929
- Mrs. Barbara Yates of Wasco. Mother of J.P. Yates Dies. Mrs. Barbara Yates, Oregon pioneer and mother of J.P. Yates of Wasco, Sherman county representative in the Oregon legislature, died in The Dalles hospital Tuesday morning, where she was taken several weeks ago after suffering an injury to her hip in a fall at her home in Wasco. Mrs. Yates was born in Germany in 1846. After coming to the United States she married Captain J.H. Yates, a Civil War veteran, at Springfield, Ill. in 1869. The came to Oregon in 1883, settling in Eugene. Mrs. Yates had lived at Wasco for the last 18 years. Mrs. Yates leaves four children, J.P. of Wasco, Hawes Yates of Willamina, Fred of Elmira and Mrs. F.G. O’Meara of Wasco; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. J.H. Johnson of Wasco. She was 82 years of age. The body was taken to Eugene Thursday for burial.
- Judge Littlefield Dies At Portland Home. Judge E. V. Littlefield of Portland, passed away at his home Monday morning, Feb. 19, from heart attack. After having breakfast became dizzy and fell, his wife catching him, he died immediately. Mr. Littlefield lived in Moro about 1903, leaving there several years later and since making his home in Portland. While in Moro he was appointed Circuit Judge by Gov. Chamberlin. He leaves a wife and one son, Forest and numerous friends. Mr. Littlefield at the time of his death was a member of the law firm of Joseph, Haney and Littlefield of Portland. Mr. Littlefield was an old friend and classmate in high school of Mrs. Westerfield, Fred Derby was also a schoolmate and neighbor.
March 1, 1929
- Kent Items. B.M. Brown, better known here as “Uncle Ben” was taken sick Saturday evening and died quite suddenly the same night. The funeral was held here Tuesday with Rev. Cofer of Grass Valley in charge at the church. The exercises at the grave were conducted by the Masonic lodge and the American Legion, with perhaps the largest attendance ever known here at a funeral.
- Benjamin M. Brown, Civil War Veteran, Dead. Services for Benjamin M. Brown, who died at his home in Kent Saturday evening February 23, at the age of 92 years, was held Tuesday forenoon at 11 o’clock from the Kent church, Rev. Edward C. Cofer of the Grass Valley Baptist church having charge at the church, and the Masonic lodge of Grass Valley, and the Kent American Legion conducting the graveside services at the Kent cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, February 5, 1837. After the Civil war he lived some time in Missouri, but moved to the Willamette Valley, near Oregon City in an early day. He came to Sherman county in 1890 and took a homestead that is now owned by Wilbur Haggerty, and has lived at Kent ever since. At one time he owned a store and was postmaster at Kent. He was a veteran, being a member of Company C, 7th Indiana Volunteer cavalry, in which he served two and a half years. He was discharged from the army in 1866. He was at one time a member of General Custer’s regiment and served under him in Texas. He became a member of the Masonic lodge while in Missouri but became a member of Sherman Lodge No. 143, A.F. & A.M. of Grass Valley when it was organized in 1913. It can be truly said that all who knew him admired and respected him, and he leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. The deceased is survived by six sons, Ben C. of Bend, Charles of Medford, George and Anderson of Tekoe, Wash., John of Netarts Bay, Andrew of Seattle, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Fowler of Wheatland, and Mrs. Ellen Rider of Portland; two brothers, Fred of Kent, and D.D. of Milford, Kansas. Relatives attending the funeral were Fred of Kent, B. C. Andrews and John, brothers, both sisters, and Mrs. Bussett, a niece from Prineville.
March 8, 1929
- Frank French passed away in The Dalles Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Brace. Will be buried in the IOOF cemetery, Grass Valley, at 2:30 p.m. this Friday.
- Mrs. Alice Baker of Condon, Oregon, passed away Friday morning, March 1, at 7 o’clock, due to an illness of only a few days. Her death was caused by flu and pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, O.E. Baker, and three children, Delmar 13 years, Alta 11 years, and Ophre 8 years. She was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Marlin of Grass Valley; she also leaves five brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held here Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Cofer delivering the sermon, burial at the IOOF cemetery.
- Mrs. Mary Bailey Dies In The Dalles. Mrs. Mary Jane Bailey, widow of the late C. P. Bailey, died at the family home in The Dalles, Sunday, March 3, at the age of 77 years. She had been a resident of that city for more than 30 years, coming there from southern Oregon. Funeral services were conducted from Zell’s at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Edgar Luther officiating, interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Bailey was formerly Mary Jane Stevens, daughter of Ebenezer and Rebecca Stevens. She was born in Iowa, June 1, 1851, and was married to Charles P. Bailey December 3, 1871, in Douglas county. She has been a member of the Baptist church for 55 years, and her husband had been a Baptist minister for half a century, taking up the work when 21 years of age. He died August 3, 1918. Nine children were born,, of whom eight survive. They are Mrs. W. L. Boldman of Seattle, Charles E. Bailey of The Dalles, Mrs. M.B. Taylor of Portland, S.M. Bailey of Prineville, Mrs. Cassie Heath and Mrs. Lizzie Hodges of The Dalles, Mrs. Mamie Cole of Portland and Mrs. Nellie Nichols of Oakland, California. Mrs. Bailey also leaves a brother, Al Stevens, of Oakland, Oregon, and a sister, Mrs. Cassie Clark of Millwood, Oregon, seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She crossed the plains when two years of age.
March 15, 1929
- Frank Marion French. Frank M. French passed away March 6, 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Brace, of The Dalles. Mr. French was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 11, 1854. Was married to Miss Ella Stanton in Michigan in 1883, who died in 1820 . In 1883, with his brother Roy they came west to Sherman county and lived on a homestead south of Grass Valley, afterwards moving into town, living here until 1910. Mr. French will be remembered as a violinist and a member of the Grass Valley band, by those lived here at that time. He leaves a widow, Mary French of Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Brace of The Dalles; a son, Delbert French of Stanford University faculty; brothers, L.R. French of Portland and Charles French of New York; a sister, Mrs. Frances Howard of Massachusetts; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Friday morning from Callaway funeral chapel, The Dalles, Rev. David . Kratz officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
March 22, 1929
March 29, 1929
- Fred Young who worked with the rock crusher crew here last summer, was killed Tuesday when his truck was hit by a Shasta Limited train 3 miles south of Roseburg.
- Fatal Accident At The Bibby Ranch Friday. A very sad accident occurred at the Bibby ranch about 12 miles south of Grass Valley last Friday evening. Frank Nelson went out to bring in a bunch of sheep from the pasture, taking a revolver along to shoot rabbits. Not returning when the other two bunches were cared for, Mike Bibby went out to look for the boy. Finding the horse he had rode, he soon found young Nelson wounded. He was weak from loss of blood, having accidently shot himself through the neck, just missing the windpipe. Mike Bibby ran for help and brought him to the house, Mrs. Bibby being a nurse, gave first aid. Dr. Poley was called and with Mr. and Mrs. Bibby, the patient was taken to The Dalles, where he passed away the next morning. His father was called from Portland and arrived in time to talk to his son. Frank Nelson was 19 years of age. He had been a student of Hill’s Military school, and familiar with a gun. He was a graduate of the Benson school. He was a forest ranger last year near Sisters, and would have been employed there again this year. He came up here with his friend Joe Bibby. Mike Bibby and Mr. and Mrs. Art Bibby attended the funeral Tuesday at the Portland Crematorium.
April 5, 1929
- Anton Schmidt Passes. Anton Schimdt, born in Austria, January 9, 1901, passed away in The Dalles, Sunday, March 31. Mr. Schmidt had not been feeling well for some time, but kept up, no one realizing his condition. He was taken suddenly with severe pain and was taken to the hospital by Dr. Poley, where an operation was immediately performed, but he was not able to recover. Mr. Schmidt leaves his wife, a little son, Norman Patrick, and baby daughter, Norma Jean, born the day before Mr. Schmidt’s sudden illness; also his father and mother of Woodburn; two brothers in Chicago, and a sister in Portland. The funeral is to be held in Woodburn this Friday morning. Mrs. Schmidt and children, accompanied by her sister, Miss Goldade, and Mrs. Conrad, left Thursday. Mr Schmidt had lived at Grass Valley the past 6 years.
- Simon Elcock Dies At Roseville, California. Mrs. Edna Brown left Tuesday morning for Roseville, California, where she was called on account of the death of her father, Simon Elcock, on Monday. Mr. Elcock was a pioneer rancher and business man of Sherman county for more than 40 years, retiring from the Moro Commercial Co. and moving to Portland in 1917 where he resided until 1923, moving to California. He is survived by his widow and two daughters and a son at Roseville, a daughter in Portland, Mrs. Anna Hadley, besides Mrs. Brown of The Dalles. He has one brother at Kenyon, Minn.
April 12, 1929
April 19, 1929
- George Vernon Stanton Passes Away At Seattle. George Vernon Stanton passed away at his home in Seattle, April 15, 1929, after being in poor health since last summer. Mr. Stanton was born April 4, 1877, at Birchtown, Mich. He came to Grass Valley, Oregon, when he was 17 years of age, and finished his schooling here. October 9, 1899 he married to Alia E. Farrar. There were two children, the older one died in infancy, and Floyd H. living in Portland. Mrs. Stanton passed away in 1909. Mr. Stanton was later married to Virginia T. Maddron at Madras, Oregon, who survives him. Mr. Stanton was in the lumber business in Grass Valley in the early part of 1900. Was a member of the IOOF lodge. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. E. Remington, Mrs. Howard Coon, and Mrs. J. Oaks; two brothers, Ed Stanton of Marysville, Wash., and Bert Stanton of Kalamath Falls, and other relatives and friends. The body was brought to Grass Valley where the funeral was held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. John Seethoff. The body laid to rest in the family plot in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Joseph Sanders Dies. Joseph Sanders, a resident of Moro for more than 30 years, and a well known veterinarian of Sherman county, died Saturday morning at the Mid-Columbia hospital, The Dalles, at the age of 80 years. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church at Arlington Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Masons in charge at the graveside services, he being a member of the Masonic lodge of Arlington. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Grace L. Crum of Olex, Mrs. Frances Scott, address unknown, Mrs. Bertha Sagawe of Moro, and one son, Arthur L. Sanders of Moro.
April 26, 1929
May 3, 1929
May 10, 1929
- Almon Jesse Marlin Accidentally Killed. Mrs. Mary Marlin received word Thursday morning May 2, of the death by accident of her son, Al, who was living in Phoenix, Arizonia. No cause being received, Giles French, Commander of the local American Legion post, to which he belonged, wired for information and received the following from the Steel company for which he was working: “Al Marlin was accidentally killed while working on a night shift unloading steel from cars. The machinery failure caused the load to drop, crushing him badly. He was rushed to the hospital and had constant medical attention for three hours, at which time he passed away. The accident happened at midnight.” Mrs. Marlin and Al’s sister, Mrs. Hart, left Phoenix Tuesday with the body for Grass Valley, where funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the auditorium, under the auspices of the American Legion, to which he was a member, having been in the late war about 18 months. Almon Jesse Marlin was born at Chehalis, Washington, February 14, 1895, died at Phoenix, Arizona, May 1, 1929. He was married to Alta Kennida of Condon. He had lived in Sherman county most of his life and leaves his wife, his mother, Mrs. Mary Marlin, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Olds of Milton, Mrs. Tanksley and Mrs. Hart; four brothers, Ash, Clifford, Walter and Millard.
May 17, 1929
- Ed Vanlandingham Dies at Sacramento, Calif. Ed Vanlandingham, formerly of Grass Valley, died Sunday in Sacramento, California, of heart failure, after a long illness. He was born at Biggs, California, March 15, 1886 but lived in this community most of his life. He is survived by his mother, a brother, Harry, and his sister, Iva VanMetre, who were with him at his death.
- Funeral services and burial were held at Sacramento, according to word received here from his sister.
May 24, 1929
May 31, 1929
June 7, 1929
June 14, 1929
- Kent Items. The friends of Allen H. Pratt who formerly taught school here and to Shaniko, were grieved to read of his death by suicide in Denver. He jumped off a bridge into the river and died from the effects of injuries received in the fall.
- A.H. Pratt, Former Teacher At Kent Attempts Suicide. Allen H. Pratt, a former school teacher of Kent and Shaniko, and a post office employee of Portland, attempted suicide at Denver, Colorado. At 6 o’clock last Sunday evening Pratt jumped from a viaduct into the Platt river in a suicide attempt where he laid for 16 hours in the muddy waters with a broken right hip, crushed chest and internal injuries. He was taken to a Denver hospital where he died. Too weak to cry out, Pratt lay in agony for 16 hours on the river bed as the dirty water splashed over him until he attracted the attention of passerby. Pratt was unmarried but has a mother living at 1951 E. Morrison street in Portland. Pratt quit his post office job in Portland May 31 and left no word where he was going. He was born at Forest Grove, Ore. He was a teacher in the Kent High School three years ago, and taught at Shaniko two years ago. Pratt was well liked and highly respected by all who knew him here and was a member of the Hanley-Baker Post, American Legion, and at one time was the Post historian.
June 21, 1929
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- Mrs. Marietta Mowry passed away in Portland, Sunday, July 14. She was the mother of Geo. and John Mowry, and Mrs. Ida Moon, all of Portland. Mrs. Mowry and family were residents of Moro in the early part of 1900, and have many friends who are still living in Sherman county.
July 26, 1929
August 2, 1929
August 9, 1929
- Kent Items. The funeral of Henry Schadwitz was held here Sunday and was well attended. The services were held in the Legion hall. Many were here from The Dalles, Wasco, Moro and Grass Valley. Interment in the IOOF cemetery here. [Schadewtiz]
- Henry Schadwitz, Retired Farmer of Kent, Dies. Henry Schadwitz, retire Sherman county wheat farmer of the Kent district since 1884, died in The Dalles Friday morning at the Mid-Columbia hospital at the age of 71 years. He had lived at The Dalles for the past 10 years. [Schadewtiz] Funeral services were held in the new Legion auditorium at Kent at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon under the direction of Crandall’s of The Dalles, Rev. Seethoff of Moro, delivered the sermon, and a choir of Moro friends was present. The auditorium was well filled with relatives and friends. Interment was in the Kent cemetery. Mr. Schadwitz was born in Rochester, N.Y. of German parentage, Sept. 15, 1857. He came with his parents to California when he was only a few months of age, moving from there to Oregon in 1884. In 1892 he went back to California and was married in Jackson, Amador county, to Miss Emma May Parks. They returned at once to Sherman county. He was a wheat farmer three miles from Kent about 28 years, retiring about 10 years ago. He is survived by his widow, five children, Carl H., and Louis H., of Kent; Mrs. Olive M. Barnett of Grass Valley, and Melvin of Moro; and two brothers, Louis and Charles of Sherman county. [Note: while it states that there are five children, the editor only listed the above four. According to other area newspapers who published his obit, the fifth child was Mrs. Lola M. Barnett of Grass Valley.]
August 16, 1929
- Kent Items. Quite a number from Kent went to Antelope Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. K.F. Thompsen who died at the family home there Sunday after a long illness. She was buried at Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Thompsen lived in and around Kent for several years and had many friends here.
- Mrs. Krastene Thompsen of Antelope, was buried here Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Thompsen was a cousin of Mrs. John MacInnis and at one time lived in Grass Valley. Services were at Antelope and a large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral.
August 23, 1929
- Last Saturday morning Mrs. J.W. Shepard received the sad news of the death of her mother. Mrs. Shepard left that evening for her former home in Wichita, Kansas.
- Lawrence W. Rakes, County School Supt., received a telegram that his father, John G. Rakes, died Sunday morning at 1:45, at his home in Bentonville, Arkansas, at the age of 75.
August 30, 1929
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September 20, 1929
- Mrs. Isabelle Smith Died At Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Isabelle Smith, was born in Michigan in 1845, being 84 years old at the time of her death at her home in Yakima, Wash., Friday, September 13, where she has been cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Iva Bales, and son, Orval Smith. The family came to Oregon, and Sherman county in 1886. The last two years being spent in her home at Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Smith was the mother of six sons and two daughters, all of whom attended the funeral held in Moro Sept. 15, at the Methodist church, Rev. Cofer of the Grass Valley Baptist church delivered the sermon, Mrs. Smith joined the Baptist church when 13 years old. The sons are: Lloyd of Dufur, Ross and Hubert of Okanogan, Oval of Yakima, and Clyde and Arthur of Grass Valley; Daughters are: Mrs. Iva Bales of Yakima, and Mrs. Wells of Independence.
September 27, 1929
- Mrs. Sara E. Coon, mother of J.B. Coon of Grass Valley passed away at the home of her son Leslie in Grants Pass Tuesday morning. Services were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon.
October 4, 1929
- Charles M. Poley, father of Dr. C.L. Poley, died in The Dalles, Wednesday, Sept. 25, and was buried in Portland last Wednesday. He was nearly 80 years old.
- Mrs. Sarah E. Coon Dies At Grants Pass. Mrs. Sarah E. Coon passed away at Grants Pass, Monday night, September 23, 1929, at the home of her son, Lester Coon, after an illness of several months. Burial was at Grass Valley Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Coon was born at Salem, Oregon, and was 83 years of age when death came. In 1885 Mrs. Coon, with her husband and family, moved to Grass Valley and located on a donation claim just south of town where she lived until after the death of Mr. Coon in 1904. She moved to Portland where she lived until three years ago, then making her home with her son Leslie in Grants Pass. There were three sons and two daughters, one daughter, Mrs. Della Mitchell, having passed away a number of years ago. Those remaining were J.B. Coon of Grass Valley, Howard of Powell Butte, Leslie Coon of Grants Pass, and Mrs. Kate Smith of Portland, all of whom attended the funeral.
October 11, 1929
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October 25, 1929
- J.W. Blagg and wife left early Tuesday morning for Forest Grove to attend the funeral of Mrs. Parent Eslinger who died Monday. Mrs. Eslinger leaves a boy of two years and her husband of her immediate family, and many friends here and at Forest Grove to mourn her. She was buried Wednesday.
- O.B. Messinger Dies At St. Helens, OR. The funeral services of O. Ben Messinger who died at the home of his son Otis in St. Helens, last Saturday, Oct. 19, 1929, at the age of 59, were held at Moro Monday. Mr. Messinger was a pioneer of Sherman county, having lived most of his life here. Four years ago after suffering a paryletic stroke he moved to St. Helens with his son where another stroke resulted in his death. He is survived by his widow, Sarah, two sons, V.O. of St Helens, and J. Ray of Chico, Cal., two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Newton, of New Mexico, and Mrs. J.F. Noonan of Moro, and four brothers, Edward of Yakima, Fred of Blaylock, Albert and Ira of The Dalles.
- Mrs. Anna Urquhart Dies At Moro Home Monday. Mrs. Anna Urquhart of Moro, died at their home Monday morning, Oct. 21, 1929, at 9:30. Mrs. Urquhart was 58 years old and had lived in Moro for the past 31 years, having come to Sherman county in 1898 from Ashland, Wis. Funeral services were held in Moro, Wednesday under the auspices of Zell’s, with Rev. Parrott officiating. Members of the Eastern Star conducted the services. The pall bearers were Masons from the Moro lodge. Mrs. Urquhart is survived by her husband, Robert Urquhart, three sons, George and Orin of Portland, and Willard of Moro, and two daughters, Idabell Hunter of Ephrata, Wash., and Laura of Moro, and two brothers and two sisters in the east.
November 1, 1929
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November 22, 1929
- Alex Westerfield who was a brother-in-law of Mrs. W.I. Westerfield died suddenly at his home in McMinnville last Monday. Mrs. Westerfield left late Wednesday to attend the funeral which was held Thursday.
November 29, 1929
- Geo. N. Crosfield Pioneer Wasco Merchant Dead. George Newton Crosfield, pioneer Sherman county merchant, died at The Dalles hospital at 10 o’clock Sunday night after an illness of about three weeks. Funeral services were held there at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Congregational church, Rev. John Richardson delivering the sermon, and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery under the direction of Crandall’s. Honorary pallbearers were John Fulton, Fred Blau, R.O. Scott, Andy Sandieg, E.A. Medler, and W.E. Tate, of Wasco, W.C. Bryant, L.L. Peetz of Moro. Active pallbearers were, R.H. McKean, Walter Medler, J.T. Johnson, Charles Everett, Frank Lamborn, of Wasco, and Carl McKean of Moro. George Newton Crosfield was born in West Virginia, February 8, 1870. When he was 18 years of age he came to Portland and worked at various jobs until the nineties, when he came to Sherman county. He was married at Grants in 1894 to Miss Isabell McDonald, and moved to Wasco in 1897, engaging in the mercantile business there until his death. Besides his widow he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Jess Sexton of The Dalles; a son, Newton, of Wasco; a brother, Charles W. Crosfield of Portland, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Cooper, of Portland.
December 6, 1929
- W.B. Wilcox, Jr. Dies At The Dalles Hospital. W.B. Wilcox, Jr., who has been a resident of this vicinity for the past thirty years, died in The Dalles hospital last Wednesday morning at ten o’clock at the age of forty four years. Death was caused by acute dilation of the heart resulting from an operation. Mr. Wilcox has been active in fraternal and civic affairs for a number of years having been secretary of the local IOOF lodge and their delegate to the state convention for many years. He was recently elected master of Sherar’s Grange and was a helpful member of other organizations. He is survived by his wife Pauline Wilcox, a son, W.H. Wilcox and a daughter, Mrs. Alice McGuire both of Portland, four brothers, Fred, of Olympia, Wn., George of this city, and Lawrence and Frank of Portland, two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Wilkie of Olympia, Wn., and Mrs. C.W. King of Portland, and a grandson, Robert Wilcox of this city. The funeral will be held Friday at two o’clock from the Pavilion with Rev. F.A. Ginn officiating. The members of the local Odd Fellows lodge will be in charge of the ceremonies.
December 13, 1929
- W.B. Wilcox, Jr. Funeral Held Friday Dec. 6. The funeral of W.B. Wilcox Jr. was held in the auditorium last Friday when a great number of friends paid their last respects to one who has been an important factor in social and fraternal life in this city. The deceased was born in New Diggings, Wis. May 15, 1885. He was married to Pauline Hicks on December 9, 1902, and the following year came to this vicinity where he has resided continuously since. The funeral services were given by Rev. F.A. Ginn of the Methodist church, of which Mr. Wilcox was a member, and was in charge of Zell’s Funeral Parlor of The Dalles. The Odd Fellows lodge had charge of the graveside service and members of the Grange were present as a unit. The pallbearers were, W. Ray Blake, Earl Olds, T.M. Garrett, Roy J. Baker, Herman Schilling and Ernest Blaylock.
- T.S. Hamilton Prominent Stockman Died At Ashwood. T.S. Hamilton, 80 years old died at his home at Ashwood Sunday, December 8, and funeral services were held at Prineville Tuesday under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of which he was a member. Mr. Hamilton had been a resident of Crook and Jefferson counties for over 45 years, being a prominent sheepman, and for a number of years was president of the Shaniko bank, and was well known in this part of Oregon.
December 20, 1929
- Kent Items. Miss Loraine Darby was called to Wasco last week on account of the death of her grandfather Mr. J.A. Smith.
December 27, 1929
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January 10, 1930
- E.R. Lester Dies At Portland Home. Edward R. Lester, who formerly resided in this city for several years, died at his home in Portland last Saturday, January 4th. Mr. Lester came here from Pilot Rock, Oregon, in 1921 and was manager of the Tum-A-Lum Lumber company from that time until he left in 1928. He has since resided in Portland. He is survived by his wife, Blanch, two daughters, Mildred and Ruth, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Chaphe, and many friends of this vicinity who remember the bluff and cheery Ed Lester with friendliest feelings. He was buried in Portland Tuesday, January 7th.
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January 31, 1930
- The funeral of R.S. Dugger, who died in The Dalles hospital Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, will be held in The Dalles this afternoon, Friday, January 31, at 2 o’clock. — [Note: in the January 24, 1930 issue of this paper there is an article about the wreck of the Shaniko Branch train on which R.S. Dugger was the fireman. He was badly burned on the back and legs by steam when the pipes in the cab burst and was still in critical condition in The Dalles hospital at the time of the article.] — Robert S. Dugger Dies At The Dalles Hospital. Robert S. Dugger, who died in The Dalles hospital Tuesday from burns suffered in the train wreck a week ago last Thursday was born in Butler, Tennessee July 11th 1884. He came to Oregon about twenty years ago and resided for a number of years at Buans [Burns?]. He later moved to The Dalles where he became a fireman for the Union Pacific remaining in this territory since that time. He has lived in Grass Valley four or five years. Surviving him are his wife and three daughters, Camilla, Mary Jane, Lois Jean of this city, a daughter, Mrs. W.H. Wilcox of Portland, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Dugger of Butler, Tenn., two brothers, Dempsey Dugger of Butler, Tenn., and Tom Dugger of Detroit, Mich., and four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Trubbetts, of Aurora, Colorado, Mrs. Louis Lewis of Pocatello, Idaho, Ella and Reta Dugger of Butler, Tenn. Two brothers have gone on before him, Taylor Dugger being buried in Oregon and Tira Dugger in Illinois. The funeral will be held Friday Jan 31st in The Dalles at Zell’s Funeral Home at two o’clock, and burial will be in The Dalles.
February 7, 1930
- Mrs. C.D. O’Leary Dies At Bend Home Tuesday. Mrs. C.D. O’Leary who lived here for many years died in Bend Tuesday night, of cancer and was buried there Thursday morning at nine o’clock. She leaves her husband C.D. O’Leary, two sons and three daughters to mourn her, and many friends here.
February 14, 1930
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- M.J. Shepard, father of J.W. Shepard, died Sunday, Feb. 23rd, at his home in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 68 years.
March 7, 1930
March 14, 1930
- Kent Items. A.A. Dunlap received word Monday morning that his father died very suddenly at his home in Warren, Penn.
March 21, 1930
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April 4, 1930
- William F. Guyton, Pioneer Resident, Dies. William F. (Grandpa) Guyton, a resident of this part of Sherman county for forty years, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter in Oregon City.
- He was born in Guernsey, Ohio, May 30, 1840. In 1860, he came west to San Francisco via Panama. He mined for a few years in California and Idaho before settling on a farm between McMinnville and Lafayette in the Willamette valley. In 1877 he moved to a ranch near The Dalles where he lived until he came to what is now Sherman county in 1886. He has lived near Kent most of the time since then except for several winters spent in California. He was married in 1867 to Mary Ellen Smith and to them was born the following children who survive him: William C., and Charles F. of Kent, Albert of The Dalles, Roy of Tonasket, Wash., Claude, of Shaniko, Mrs. Maude Walton of Kent, Mrs. Lola Nichand of Oregon City, and Mrs Ida Duthit of The Dalles. He had 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. His wife, Anna, survives him. He was buried Tuesday afternoon April 1, in the Rose cemetery, east of Moro, by the members of the Masonic lodge of Grass Valley. Funeral services were held in the Kent Legion Memorial hall at Kent with the Rev. W.I. Eck officiating and Zell’s directing the services. His death removes one of the oldest and best known pioneers of this vicinity.
April 11, 1930
- Kent Items. Word was received here Monday that Howard Wattles was instantly killed at Maupin while working on a high voltage line. He was well known here a few years ago as he lived here for several years.
April 18, 1930
April 25, 1930
- Mrs. Anna Walker Dies. Mrs. Anna Walker, mother of Mrs. L.A. Olds, passed away at the home of her daughter last Monday, April 21st at the age of 75 years and 21 days. She was born in Kent county, Delaware, March 27th, 1855 and moved with her family to Michigan where she was married in January 1877 to Horatio M. Walker. Three children were born to this union, one dying in infancy. After living in Nebraska and South Dakota they came to Oregon settling in Sherman county where Mrs. Walker has remained ever since. Mr. Walker died here in 1895. She is survived by her children Mrs. Ida Olds of Grass Valley and Fred Walker of Paulina, three grandchildren, Alton Olds, Mrs. Ted Trimble and Darrold Walker and one sister. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church with the Rev. F.A. Ginn officiating at Zell’s in charge.
May 2, 1930
May 9, 1930
- Ralph Dunn Former G.V. Man Burned To Death. Ralph Dunn, for many years a resident of Sherman county, but for some years living east of Bend, was burned to death while staying at a house on Bear Creek about 30 miles from home. Two inquests have been held but no very definite information has come to light. His body was almost completely burned. He is survived by a wife and a child of three years and one brother, Earl, of Portland. He is a cousin of the Olds family, several of whom attended the funeral Sunday in Bend.
- Mrs. Caroline Smith Dies. Mrs. Caroline O. Smith, who died at the home of her ___ H. Leslie Smith in The Dalles, last Friday, was buried in the Odd Fellow’s cemetery at that place Monday. Mrs. Smith lived in Grass Valley for many years, being the wife of J. Harvey Smith a pioneer of this county. For the past few years Mrs. Smith has made her home with her son Leslie. She is survived by her son and daughter, Mrs. Etha Schilling, of Grass Valley and one sister of Seattle.
- Anna Peetz Montgomery was born about eighteen miles from Seattle, Washington, Nov, 24, 1885 and died, after an illness of several month duration, in a Portland hospital on May 3, 1930 at the age of 44 years, 5 months 9 days. With her parents and sisters and brothers moved to Sherman Co. in March, 1886, spending her girlhood and early married life in this community and in Kent. She married Robert W. Montgomery on June 28, 1903 at Moro, Oregon. Three children were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Montgomery is survived by her husband and two children Mr. Robert W. Montgomery, Robert Montgomery, Jr., and Lucy Montgomery and by two sisters and three brothers who are left of the nine children born to Carl and Catherine Peetz. They are Mrs. E.G. Messinger, Wapato, Wash., Mrs. Al Kirklev, Wasco, Oregon, Mr L.L. and H.F. Peetz of Moro, Oregon, and Mr. B. F. Peetz of LaGrande, Oregon. Mrs. Montgomery was endowed with the cheerful forward loving spirit of her pioneer mother, devoted to her family and the type of neighbor who made worthy friends in every community in which she lived. The last sad rites were held in honor of Mrs. Robert W. Montgomery at the Moro ME church at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. A very beautiful and helpful service was conducted by Rev. C.D. Parrott of the Presbyterian church and Rev. F.A. Ginn of the ME church. Several sacred selections were beautifully rendered by a quartet of musicians, accompanied by Mr. L.H. Nahouse. The bower of flowers provided by loving friends afforded such relief to a sorrowful occasion as it is always in their power to do. Interment was in the Moro IOOF cemetery.
May 16, 1930
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May 30, 1930
- Infant Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Laffoon Dies. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Laffoon died May 18th, at The Dalles, Oregon, a fews after she was operated on for mastoid ear. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. May 19, at the Kent cemetery.
June 6, 1930
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June 20, 1930
- Mamie Rollins Dies. Mrs. Mamie Rollins, wife of Ed Rollins of Portland, and a sister of Dave and George Vintin of this city died in Portland Tuesday morning. She was born in California in 1864 and moved to Sherman county when still a young girl and was well known to all of the first settlers of this vicinity. After her marriage to Ed Rollins they moved to Oswego and later to Portland, where they have lived except for a few years spent at Seaside. Besides the above mentioned brothers she is survived by Roy Vintin, Ed Vintin, Mrs. Margaret Rutledge, Mrs. Sadie Snook and Mrs. Lottie Walker. The funeral was held Thursday from the Snook and Whealdon parlors of Portland.
June 27, 1930
- Fred Krusow received word Tuesday that his brother had passed away in Minnesota. Mr. Krusow and wife were at the Warm Springs at the time.
- Mrs. Margaret Ruthledge Passes At Portland Home. [Rutledge] Margaret Ruthledge, wife of Walter Ruthledge, died at their home in Portland last Thursday morning, June 19. Mrs. Rutledge was for many years a resident of Sherman county, having come here from California when a young girl. With her husband they owned and operated the Moro hotel until it was destroyed by fire about 14 years ago. Her funeral was held in Portland Saturday, June 21. She is survived by two sons, Joseph and Clarence, two daughters, Mrs. Janette Poulson of Seattle, and Mrs. Francis King of Grass Valley. She was a sister of George and Dave Vintin of this city, Roy and Edward of Portland, and three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Walker of Klondike, Mrs. Sadie Snook of Madras. [Note: Only two of the three sisters were listed.]
- Another Sherman County Pioneer Dies At Dufur. Robert Walker, a former resident of Grass Valley, and a resident of eastern Oregon for the past 54 years, died at his home in Dufur Monday morning at the age of 78 years. Mr. Walker was born in Collingwood, Canada, February 29, 1852, and came west in 1875 spending a year in California, when he moved to Umatilla county where he engaged in farming and stockraising. He moved to Grass Valley in 1904, and about 15 years ago moved to a farm near Dufur. He was married April 10, 1878, at Walla Walla, to Lucille J. Bennett. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Walker, and eight children, John Walker of Spokane, William of Klondike, Roy of LaGrande, Vern of Klamath Falls, Hugh of Pasco, Cecil of Mincola, Mrs. Grant of Dufur, and Mrs. Carl Dahl of Gresham, all of which were present at the funeral except Cecil. He is also survived by a brother, John of Athena, and three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Thompson, Mrs. Jennie Jamison and Mrs. William Vaasey, all of Walla Walla. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Dufur, Rev. A. Bash officiating, and interment was made in the Dufur cemetery under the direction of Zell’s. Pallbearers were the five sons, John, William, Roy, Vern and Hugh and a son in law Carl Dahl.
July 4, 1930
- Sherman County Teacher Killed By Automobile. Mrs. Ada Grimes who has taught the Erskineville school for several years, was killed by an automobile in Monmouth Monday. As she started across the street, her daughter, Edna, called to her and as she looked back she was struck by a car. She lived but a few hours. With her daughter, who is a teacher of the Dobie Point school, she was attending summer school in Monmouth.
July 11, 1930
- Jasper Dugger Dies At His Home Near Oregon City. Jasper Dugger, for many years a resident of this community, died July 5th at his home near Oregon City, with creeping paralysis. He was born in Tennessee in 1861 and came to Oregon when a young man, settling in Sherman county. Funeral services were held in Oregon City Wednesday and burial was in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley, Thursday at 2 o’clock.
July 18, 1930
- Mrs. Mary Reckmann Dies. Mrs. Mary Reckmann died at The Dalles hospital last Thursday afternoon, July 10, 1930, and was laid to rest in the IOOF cemetery here Saturday. Mrs. Reckmann was born in Germany in 1865 and came to this country when a young woman. She was married to John Reckmann and had lived in or near Kent since that time. One daughter, Mrs. John Biggerstaff, preceeded her in death having passed away in California two years ago. Mr. Reckman was accidentally killed in 1913. Residents of this community who survive Mrs. Reckmann are, Dick Reckmann, a brother-in-law and family.
July 25, 1930
- Kent Items. J.E. Norton received word from the valley Tuesday that his mother was dead, and he left with his family Wednesday to attend the funeral.
August 1, 1930
- Thelma Howell Passes. Thelma Howell, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Howell of Kent, passed away at The Dalles hospital Wednesday evening at 6:30 from peritonitis brought on by appendicitis. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters and five brothers, all residents of Kent and community. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at the Kent Christian church with the Rev. Hypes of the Christian church in The Dalles officiating. Miss Howell had resided in Kent all her life, graduating from the high school there a short time ago, and had won the respect of her school mates who will mourn her passing.
August 8, 1930
- Dewey Munger Dies After Truck Overturns. Dewey Munger, for many years a resident of this community, died in a Dalles hospital Tuesday morning from injuries resulting when his truck overturned near Dufur. He farmed in the district near the Buckley school house before moving to Friend where he has been farming for the past twelve years. He is survived by his wife Olive, nee Johnston, and the following children: Mrs. Violet Brittain of Condon, Mrs. Fred Downing of Klamath Falls, Mrs. Arbutus Newton of Logsdon, Mrs. Juanita Whitlock of Friend, and Buelah, Lillian, Wanda, Otto and Milliard of Friend and Theodore of Klamath Falls. His funeral was held at Dufur Wednesday at 11 o’clock and burial was in the cemetery at Friend.
August 15, 1930
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August 29, 1930
- J.D. Bell of Kent, Dies. Josiah D. Bell, a resident of Sherman county for nearly thirty years died in a hospital in The Dalles Thursday August 21st of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.C. Guyton of Kent with whom he had made his home for several years, Mrs. Rachael Sandman, of Encinitis, Cal., and six sons, Leslie L who lives between here and Moro, Alfred, John and Ray who are in the middle western states and Roy and Paul who were not located. Interment was made in the cemetery near Boyd in Wasco county where Mr. Bell had lived before coming to Kent.
September 5, 1930
- Word was received here Sunday of the death of Lyle and Evalyn Olds’ mother in California. They left immediately with Kenneth Olds who drove with them.
- Mrs. Anna Scheurer Dies. Mrs. Anna Scheurer, wife of Joseph Scheurer of Hillsboro, passed away in that city Monday, September 1st, at the age of 70 years. Mrs. Scheurer was well known here as Mr. Scheurer operated a commercial threshing machine here every year for a number of years as well as spending several winters here. Besides Mr. Scheurer, five sons and three daughters survive her: Clarence of Portland; Rueben of Redmond; Clyde of Portland; Charles of Boise, Idaho; Ralph of Newmeadows, Idaho; Mrs. Merle Emmott of Hillsboro; Mrs. Joyce Maden of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Florence Downing of Portland. Funeral services were held Thursday at Hillsboro. [See November 21, 1930 for her husband Joseph’s obit]
September 12, 1930
- A Mexican section hand was found dead in bed Friday morning by his fellow workers on a section near Rufus. Dr. Poley was called by Sheriff Chrisman and Coroner Wright and it was decided that he had died of natural causes. He was buried in Moro.
September 19, 1930
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November 7, 1930
- Mrs. Lottie Walker Called By Death. Mrs. Lottie Walker, wife of William Walker of Klondike, died in Portland Nov. 4th, at the age of 56, from heart trouble brought on by a severe fall and a broken leg which she suffered several weeks ago. Mrs. Walker was a resident of Grass Valley for over thirty years operating the Vintin Hotel here for years. Many who are now substantial citizens were helped by her kindness when they first arrived in the country and no one who grew up with the town will forget the natural, unfeigned friendliness of Lottie Walker, for her friendship and interest in her friends was the same in adversity or triumph. She is survived by her husband, William Walker, four brothers, Dave and George [Vintin] of Grass Valley, Roy and Edward [Vintin] of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Williams of Portland and Mrs. Stella Snook, of Madras and friends wherever she has lived. Two sisters have preceded her within the past six months. The funeral was held in Portland Thursday afternoon at two o’clock.
November 14, 1930
November 21, 1930
- Joseph Scheurer Dies Suddenly. Heart Failure Takes Oldtime Thresherman. A death that was a shock to many residents of this vicinity was the sudden passing of Joseph Scheurer with heart failure in Portland, last Tuesday, Nov. 18th. Mr. Scheurer and son Clarence had spent a week end here with Arthur Smith and wife only ten days before his death and he seemed to be in excellent health for a man nearing 79 years of age. Mr. Scheurer was well known to most of the residents of this community as he owned a threshing machine here when that was the accepted mode of harvesting. Scheurer died the first day of September in Hillsboro, after an illness of a few weeks. Surviving children are five sons Clarence and Clyde, of Portland, Rueben of Redmond, Charles of Boise, Idaho, and Ralph of Newmeadows, Idaho, three daughters, Mrs. Merle Emmett of Hillsboro, Mrs. Joyce Maden, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Florence Downing of Portland. The final services were held Friday.
November 28, 1930
December 5, 1930
December 12, 1930
- Eb Bailey Dies At The Dalles. Charles E. Bailey, known here as Eb Bailey, died in The Dalles Sunday with heart failure. He was staying at the Glenwood hotel and had asked them to call a doctor but died before he arrived. Most of his 54 years had been spent in Sherman county where he worked at farm labor. Six sisters and one brother survive him. They are Mrs. M.B. Taylor, and Mrs. S.D. Cole, Portland; Mrs. Cassie Heath, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges, The Dalles; Mrs. W.L. Boldman, of Seattle, Wn.; Mrs. F.M. Nichols, Oakland, Cal.; and Mark who lives near Prineville. He was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery Tuesday, the Salvation Army having charge of the services.
December 19, 1930
- Edward Hannifin Buried Tuesday. Edward Hannifin, the genial Irishman who has visited this town periodically since moving away from the country, ended his life last Saturday in Portland. He had been staying with Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Wiley since his health became unsatisfactory. Saturday he wrote a check for his funeral expenses and went out among some trees near the Wiley apartment house and hanged himself. Ted Hannifin, as he was known to nearly every resident of this end of Sherman county, was born in Ireland, and moved from there to Australia where he learned the sheep business. He migrated to California and later Oregon with a sheep shearing crew. Afterward he owned sheep himself and amassed a modest fortune in that business and as a saloon owner. He was part owner of two liquor houses, here and at Kent, when that business was legal and lucrative. The characteristic for which he will be best remembered was his good humor; no one recalls him as long without his ready wit and kindly native philosophy. He was a member of The Dalles lodge of Elks and was 68 years old. Funeral services were held at Finley’s from where the body was taken to the Portland Crematorium.
December 26, 1930
January 2, 1931
- Sherman County Pioneer Dies Sunday In Corvallis. Mr. Lemon Was Well Known Horseman of This District. The thinning ranks of Sherman county pioneers were depleted again this week by the death of Issac Newton Lemon at his home in Corvallis, where he has resided since leaving Grass Valley in 1919. Mr. Lemon was born February 21, 1861 in Lane county and spent his young manhood in Benton county, near Corvallis. In 1886 he was married to Irena Hawley and the same year moved to Sherman county where he took up a homestead five miles southeast of Grass Valley. In a short time he bought more land near the original holdings until at the time of his death he owned two sections of Sherman county wheat land. While he was living here he assisted in the development of the draft horses of the county and is responsible for a goodly part of this county’s reputation as a producer of some of the best horses in the state. He was a consistent exhibitor at the county and state fairs with his string of horses and brought home many prizes to his ranch. Mrs. Lemon died in 1913 and in 1916 Mr. Lemon married Mabel O’Brien, a sister of M.B. O’Brien who was in business here at that time. Mrs. Lemon, one son, Erwin B. Lemon, Registarar at the Oregon State College, three brothers and four sisters survive him. The brothers are John and Ira of Monroe, Walter of Wenatchee, Wash.; the sisters, Mrs. Alice Bailey, Monroe, Mrs. Tom Reader, Bellfountain, Mrs. Luella Brimmer, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Nell Crow, Carmengay, Alberta, Canada. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church in Corvallis with the Rev. D.H. Leach, himself a pioneer of Sherman county, conducting the services. Interment was in Bellfountain.
January 9, 1931
- Mrs. M.J. Bibby received word Wednesday that her father had died at his home in California. Mr. and Mrs. Bibby left Thursday morning for Coquille, where the funeral will be held. He visited here with his daughter Mrs. Bibby last summer.
- Monday evening Hubert Hutchcroft received word that his father had passed away at the family home near North Yamhill. Tuesday morning with Mrs. Hutchcroft he left for home to be present at the funeral.
January 16, 1931
January 23, 1931
January 30, 1931
February 6, 1931
- Mrs. W. E. Garrett left Monday for Halsey, to attend the funeral of her sister who passed away Sunday.
February 13, 1931
February 20, 1931
February 27, 1931
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