Marion County, Oregon

Obituaries & Death Notices

A

Albertson, Bertha
Anderson, Joe
Anderson, Minnie
Arbuckle, Ethel
Armbuster, A.
B

Baker Child
Barker, William
Barzee, Mary
Bashaw, Joseph
Behrens, Louis
Belt, Alfred
Billings, Margaret
Blain, Frances
Blakenship, Alice
Blanchet, Francis
Bogard, Emily
Bonham, Burton
Booth, Mary
Branlet, Frank
Brewster, Julia
Brigham, Elisha
Brooks, William
Brown, Bessie
Brown, R. G.
Burgess, Nellie
Burggraf, J. C.
Buxton Children
Byrne, Elbert
C

Campbell, Charles
Campbell, George
Carrick, Viola
Casteel, Martha
Casteel, Mary
Casteel, Paul
Chadwick, Stephen
Churchill, Enoch
Churchill, Lucy
Claeys, Justin
Clark, Mary
Clawson, Emma
Colbath, Gabriella
Condon, Perry
Cook, Madeline

Cook, E. N.
Cooper, Martha
Cornelius, J.
Cottenware, Edward
Cox, Adeline
D

D'Arcy, Marie
Dalarry, Philip
Daley, David
Davis, John
Davis, Marion
DeGuire, F. B.
Denny, John
Dokken, Rebecca
Dole, Cornelio
Dollarhyde, Lois
Doty, Elmira
Douthit, Louisa
E

Eakin, Mollie
Edgar, Wayne
Eskelson, Joseph
Eskelson, Mary
Evans, W. A.
F

Finegan, Melvin
Fisher, James
Foley, M. G.
Ford, William
Foreman, Maurice
Forrette, Cyril
Foshay, Wright
Foster, Anthoney
Fox, Esau
Frank, Jacob
Fuller, Ira
G

Geary, Ellen
Gehlen, Charles
Gleason, Carl
Grant, Jackson
Grubbs, Dilla
H

Hardy, Taylor
Harkin, Maurice
Harney, Eunice
Haven, Erastus
Hawley, Martha
Hedges, L. D.
Hill, Emily
Hill, Winthrop
Hillman, Robert
Hobert, Emma
Hobson, Frank
Holladay, Joseph
Holman, Joseph
How, Charlie
Howard, Nina
Howe, Henry
Huitt, James
Huitt, William
Hunt, George
I - J

Jastad, Carrie
Jessup, Infant
Jones, Willie
Jordan, Child
K

Keil Children
Keller, Nora
King, Chester
Kinney, Robert
L

Lacey, Jay
Lafollett, Alex
Lantz, James
Laufman, Jonas
Leonard, Brower
Lewis, Frances
Lingo, Marion
Loignon, Flavien
Long, Unknown
Louk, John
Lulay, Adam
Lulay, Herbert
Lulay, John
Lulay, Nick
M

Malloy, Adella
Martin, Margaret
Mascher, William
Matheney, Mary
Mayer, Sabena
McCrary, Nora
McDonald, Eliza
McIntire, Melvin
McMaster, Patience
Melotte, Emilie
Menzie, James
Miller, Clara
Miller, Neal
Miller, Oscar
Montgomery, Mort
Moores, John
Munkers, Richard
N

Needham, I. C.
Nesbitt, Jane
Newman, Mary
Newsome, David
Newton, Isaac
Nibler, John
Nicklin, Arthur
Norton, Boyd
Norton, Elmer
Norton, Florence
Norton, Hazel
Norton, Unknown
O - P

Olson, Corrine
Over, B. G.
Parkhurst, E. F.
Parrish, Rebecca
Parsons, Henry
Pease, D. E.
Perry, William
Porter, William
Powell, Almeda
Pulley, S. E.
Q - R

Raff, Jacob
Rauch, Peter
Reed, Boy
Reed, J. J.
Reichen, Gilgen
Richardson, J. C.
Rieger, George
Roberts, John
Robertson, Amanda
Ross, George
Rowland, Theodore
S

Savage, Lute
Scannell, John
Schwatka, Frederick
Seng, Jacob
Servant, Jacque
Shannon, Milton
Shepard, Archell
Sheppard, Unknown
Shoemaker, Henry
Simmons, Unknown
Simpson, Ethel
Sink, Ray
Slater, Gertrude
Smith, Charles
Smith, Elizabeth
Smith, John
Snowden, S. D.
Springer, Nettie
Sproule, Rose
Stanton, Frank
Starkey, John
Starr, Benjamin
Stillwell, Anna
Stinson, A. L.
Stout, Ephram
Summers, William
Sunderland, Lydia
Swander, Elva
T

Teague, Troy
Tedrow, Eva
Thompson, Hugh
Thompson, Theodore
Tierney, Theodore
Tolman, Roy
U - V

Unknown (1872)
Van Patten, LeRoy
Vercler, Peter

W

Waldo, John
Watt, Elbert
Webster, Frank
Weeks, Horace
Wenger, Rudolph
West, David
Whipps, Charles
Williams, Joseph
Wood, Ruben
Wright, Caroline
X - Y

Yocum, Lonah
Z

Zwick, James


Needham, I. C.

Salem, Ore., July 15-I.C. Needham, Oregon pioneer, for two terms county commissioner of Marion county, widely known in this vicinity, died at his home, this city, today, after an illness of four weeks.

The Alaska Citizen (Fairbanks, AK) - August 5, 1912
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Menzie, James

COAST ITEMS - James Menzie, an old and respected citizen of Portland, died Friday at Salem, Or., after a short illness.

Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV) - September 19, 1883
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Hedges, L. D.

BULLY SHOT TO DEATH

He Beat Two Women and Spiked a Foreman.

Salem, Ore., November 13-At Detroit, in this county, Sunday evening, L.D. Hedges was shot and killed by William Edler, a cook at a logging camp.

Hedges had been the terror of the neighborhood for some time.

He beat several men and two women while under the influence of liquor, and when remonstrated with by the foreman he jumped on the latter with spiked boots and beat him severely.

Hedges had also knocked down Edler's wife.

Hedges went to his quarters for a gun and returned, renewing the disturbance and firing shots, when Edler shot him dead.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA) - November 13, 1905
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Roberts, John

FARMER SLAIN AND ROBBED OF $5000

Murderers Leave New Revolver As Only Clew [sic] to the Crime.

They Laid in Wait for the Victim in a Covered Bridge.

Salem, Ore., Nov. 3-J.E. Roberts, a wealthy farmer an real estate operator of this city, was shot and fatally injured and robbed last night of a sum of money thought to approximate $5000. The murder occurred on a covered bridge near the State Reform School, about two miles south of Salem. Roberts died within an hour after he was shot without regaining consciousness.

The only clew [sic] left by the murderers was a new revolver with three empty chambers. Corresponding to these two bullet holes were found in Roberts' hat and the torn skull of the victim accounted for the third.

GOING TO PAY FOR FARM

Roberts, who is in the habit of taking money in a grip to various parts of Marion county to liquidate his obligations, was en route to Turner, where it is stated by his relatives he was expected to pay a balance on a farm near that place.

In the opinion of the police the robbers had learned of Roberts' trip and lay in wait for him at the bridge. What took place there  is uncertain. Roberts' horse was found securely tied to the bridge railing and it would appear from this he was hailed and induced to leave his rig and after being inveigled on to the bridge was shot.

HURRIED FOR AID

The dying man was found by Earl Gardner, who as he drove onto the bridge descried Roberts' body. After ascertaining that Roberts was still alive, Gardner hurried for aid, but when assistance arrived, Roberts was all but dead and expired a few moments later. Gardner stated that he believed his approach frightened the robbers away, although he said he heard no shots. This would seem to be bourne out by the fact that $230 in money was picked up near Roberts' body.

Early reports circulated were that Roberts was robbed of but $20, this being deduced from the fact that it first was believed by his relatives that he was on the way to the home of a brother to whom he owed $250.

Later investigation disclosed a memorandum in his clothing which indicates very strongly that he had practically $5000 in his grip and that he was bound for Turner instead of to his brother's place.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA) - November 3, 1910
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Scannell, John

SCANNELL - In Salem, Ore., John J., dearly beloved son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Scannell, loving brother of Thomas, Mary, James and Kathleen Scannell and Mrs. William Glynn, nephew of Mrs. M. Ahern, cousin of Annie A---- and Mrs. G. Gilbert and Mrs. A. Wemmer a native of Port Costa, aged 16 years, 8 months and 14 days.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA) - August 7, 1914
Contributed by Shauna Williams


Died

Scannell - In Salem, Oregon, August 6, 1914, John J. Scannell, beloved son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Scannell, dearly beloved brother of Thomas, Mary, James and Kathleen Scannell and Mrs. William Glynn, nephew of Mrs. M. Ahern, cousin of Annie Ahern, Mrs. G. Gilbert and Mrs. A. Wemmer, a native of Port Costa, Cal., aged 16 years, 8 months, 14 days.

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, August 12, 1914, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. L. Ahern, 1170 Eight street, thence to St. Patrick's Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Interment, St. Mary's cemetery.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA) - August 11, 1914
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Haven, Erastus

Friday
Bishop E.O. Haven died Tuesday afternoon, at Salem Oregon.

Saturday Herald (Decatur, IL) - August 6, 1881
Contributed by Shauna Williams



Death of Bishop Haven

Salem, Aug. 2 – Rev. Erastus Otis Haven, D.D., L.D.D., bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, died here today at 2 o’clock p.m., of uramic poisoning, at the residence of Rev. J. N. Dennison, aged 60 years.  His wife and son were present.  He made his will on Saturday and requested to be buried in Lee Mission Cemetery near this city.  He was elected bishop last year.

Nearly four weeks ago, he left California to attend conferences in this state.  He was not well at the time, but came to Salem, where he attended the commencement exercises of Willamette University, and was immediately afterwards confined to his bed, with what was thought to be intermittent fever.  The case was not considered dangerous until Saturday last, at which time Dr. W. H. Watkins, of Portland, was telegraphed for.  The patient was found to be in a precarious condition, and presented symptoms of congestive chill, with nausea and vomiting, which prevented the use of customary remedies.  After the administration of stimulants hypodermically, the bishop rallied, and it was hoped, would soon recover.  A sudden relapse this morning carried him off.  – Oregonian

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 6, 1881

Schwatka, Frederick

Frederick Gustav Schwatka, one of the founders of Odd Fellowship in the United States, died at Salem, Oregon, on the 13th. He was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1810.

The Elyria Democrat (Elyria, OH) - January 19, 1888
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Churchill, Enoch

Enoch C. Churchill [PICTURE OF Mr. Churchill] OLD RESIDENT IS DEAD MARION COUNTY MAN PASSES AWAY IN 79TH YEAR. Late Enoch Chester Churchill Spent Large Part of Long Life in Salem. SALEM. Or. March 3 (Special.)— Enoch Chester Churchill, since the year 1847 a resident of Marion county, died suddenly here yesterday. Mr. Churchill was born in Boone county, Illinois, on September 16, 1841. Six years later he crossed the plains in company with his parents and located on a donation land claim in the vicinity of Hubbard. There he continued to reside until the year 1861, when he moved to Salem, where he had since made his home. He enlisted in Company B. First Oregon in November, and was discharged after active service in 1864.   Mr. Churchill was twice married, his first wife being Alvera Thomas, to whom he was wedded on November 1,1868. There are two living children from this union, Mrs. Edward Patterson of Salem and Arthur A. Churchill of Keyport, N. J. His second wife was Sarah McKinney whom he married on April 1, 1883. He is survived by his widow and three children by his second wife. They are Eldon C Churchill and Walter A. Churchill of Portland and Mathel Churchill of Salem. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Sedgwick. Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of this city, and Protection lodge No. 2.  Ancient Order of United Workmen, funeral arrangements are being held in abeyance pending the arrival of his son from Keyport.   During his early residence in Salem Mr. Churchill was engaged in the sash and door business.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - March 6, 1920
Contributed by K. Torp
Jastad, Carrie

Name of Deceased: Carrie Geneva Jastad
County Name: Marion
State: OR
Newspaper: Chehalis

SUBLIMITY, Ore. - A service was held Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Park, Centralia, for Carrie Geneva Jastad, who died Sunday, March 3, in a Sublimity nursing home. She was 94.

Mrs. Jastad, a retired cook, was born Sept. 5, 1890, in Monroe, Utah. A member of the Eagles Auxiliary, she resided in Chehalis, Washington from 1940 to 1984.  Mrs. Jastad was preceded in death by her husband, George Jastad, and a daughter, Irene (Jastad) Holmquist.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Darren Holmquist of Bend, Ore., Dawn and Dana Holmquist, both of Salem, Ore., and Darci Holmquist of Stayton, Ore., and a son-in-law, Jon Holmquist, also of Stayton.

Weddle Funeral Home of Stayon was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by
D. Woolcott
Keller, Nora

NAME:  Ellen Nora (nee Crosley) Keller
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Statesman
DATE:  Wednesday, August 12, 1964

Nora C. Keller - Late resident of 968 Ventura St. N., Aug. 9 in a local nursing home. Survived by sons Harry C. Keller, Oklahoma, Walter H. Keller, Tennessee, and John L. Keller, Salem; daughters Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, Salem, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith, Tennessee; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Wed., Aug. 12 at 11 AM at the W. T. Rigdon Chapel. Rev. A. M. Halvorsen officiating. Interment, Belcrest Memorial Park.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Cooper, Martha

NAME:  Martha Jean (nee Stokes) Cooper
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Salem Statesman-Journal
DATE:  Tuesday, August 25, 1987

Martha Jean Cooper               

Martha Jean Cooper, 65, of Salem, died Thursday. She was born in Oregon City. She attended the Good Samaritan Hospital Nursing School and Clackamas Community College. She was a retired clerical specialist with the State Department of Veteran’s Affairs and a former member of the Clackamas County Election Board. Survivors include her daughters Elizabeth A. Cooper and Clairean G. Smith, both of Salem, and Martha “Bunny” Ivie, Portland. At her request, no services will be held. Inurnment will be at the Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Blankenship, Alice

NAME:  Alice Mary (nee Thun) Blankenship
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Sheridan Sun
DATE:  Thursday, November 17, 1977

ALICE MARY BLANKENSHIP               

Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 15, in Green Crest Memorial Park of Sheridan with Adamson’s Sheridan Funeral Home directing for Alice Mary Blankenship, 67, of 2630 Church St., Salem, who died Saturday in a Salem nursing home. Mrs. Blankenship was born October 2, 1910, in Tillamook, the daughter of Fred and Molly Hushbeck Thun. She married Orion C. Blankenship in Vancouver, Wash., and they lived on Rt. 1, Willamina, until his death in 1958. She moved to Salem in 1959 and had been confined for many years due to a series of accidents and to severe arthritis.

She is survived by two daughters, Clara Schooler of Lincoln City and Bonny Redding of Bend; three brothers, Lee Thun of Tillamook, Floyd Thun of San Monica, Cal., and Clark Thun of Cloverdale; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Dokken, Rebecca

Name of Deceased: Rebecca Blanche Dokken
County Name: Marion
State: OR
Newspaper: Statesman-Journal
Date: Nov 2 1982

Blanche Dokken, 95 , of 382 Cameo St NW, died Sunday.  She was a longtime Salem resident and member of Order of  the Eastern Star.  Survivors include daughters, Ethel Bailey of Lakeside,  Montana and Eloise Legge of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Jeanette Stroh of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Services will be at 3:30 pm Wednesday in Virgil T Golden Mortuary.  Private interment will be in Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum.  The family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Anderson, Joe

MURDERER HANGED Salem, Ore., July 2 - Protesting his innocence to the last, Joe Anderson, who was convicted of the murder of Harry Logan in Portland in 1908, was hanged this afternoon. He died fourteen minutes after the drop fell.

The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City, UT) - July 3, 1909
Contributed by Sandy Davis
Norton, Florence

NAME:  Florence Ella (nee Hushbeck) Norton
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Silverton Appeal Tribune
DATE:  April 28, 1950

Mrs. Florence Norton

Mrs. Florence Norton, 60, died suddenly at her home on Hobart Road on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today at 1 o’clock from the Memorial Chapel of the Ekman Funeral Home. Rev. G. T. Bratvold will officiate, and interment will be at Belcrest Cemetery. Mr. Norton was born in California and has lived in this vicinity for about 16 years.

Survivors are three sons, Elmer of Cannon Beach, Boyd of Cloverdale, Oscar of Prineville; two brothers, Ray Hushbeck of Cloverdale, Lewis Hushbeck of Tillamook; one sister, Mrs. Molly Thun of Tillamook; and 11 grandchildren.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Norton, Elmer

NAME:  Elmer L. Norton
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Capital Journal
DATE:  Monday, April 4, 1977

Elmer L. Norton

Elmer L. Norton, 65, of 4966 Delight St. N., died Saturday at his residence after an illness. He was born in Woods, north of Pacific City, and came to Salem from Madras in 1974. Before moving to Madras in 1965, he had logged for many years along the coast. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Ruby, Salem; daughters, Diane Hardaway, Salem, and Shirley C. Clark, Brooks; sons, Robert, US Navy, Honolulu, and Jack Elkhart, IN; a sister, Helen Lacey, Portland; and a brother, Boyd Norton, Stayton; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 2 PM Wednesday in Virgil T. Golden Mortuary, with interment in Belcrest Memorial Park.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Norton, Boyd

NAME:  Boyd Emery Norton
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Salem Statesman Journal
DATE:  January 12, 1990

Boyd Emery Norton   Nov. 20, 1913—Jan. 11, 1990

STAYTON—Boyd Emery Norton, 76, died Thursday. He was born in Tillamook and was raised in the Oregon City-Canby area, living in Stayton the past 40 years. He was a road foreman for Parkett Logging Co. for 20 years. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers and helped build Detroit Dam. He married Hazel Quilhot on May 6, 1939 in Stevenson, WA. He was on the board of Directors for the North Santiam Credit Union for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife; and daughters, Beth McDonald of San Angelo, TX; Penne Bilyeu of Lyons; and Darlene Gaub of Salem. Memorial services will begin at 1 PM Saturday at Weddle Mortuary. Interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lyons Ambulance Fund.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Norton, Hazel

NAME:  Hazel Della (nee Quilhot) Norton
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Salem Statesman Journal
DATE:  December 21, 1992

Hazel Della Norton   Aug. 29, 1914—Dec. 19, 1992

STAYTON—Hazel Della Norton, 78, died Saturday in Salem. She was born in Albany and had lived in the Willamette Valley all her life. She graduated from Stayton High School and had lived in Stayton for the past 41 years. She married Boyd E. Norton on May 6, 1939, in Stevenson, WA. He died in 1990. Survivors include her daughters, Beth McDonald of San Angelo, TX, and Penne Bilyeu of Lyons; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 1 PM Wednesday in Weddle Mortuary. Private interment will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lyons Ambulance Fund.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Lacey, Jay

NAME:  Jay M. Lacey
COUNTY:  Marion
STATE:  OR
NEWSPAPER:  Statesman-Journal [Salem]
DATE:  Sunday, July 22, 1979

Jay M. Lacey

Jay M. Lacey, 76, 4719 13th Ave. N, died Thursday in a local hospital. Born in Colorado Springs, CO, he came to Salem from Sacramento, CA, five years ago. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 3 in San Francisco, CA, and had been a construction worker. Survivors include wife, Helen; son, John L., Salem; sister, Edna Gallagher, Anderson, CA; and two grandchildren. Services will be 10:30 AM in Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Mortuary and interment in City View Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Hardy, Taylor

Oregon-- Following are the particulars of the late fatal accident at Salem, as given by the Record; Taylor Hardy was the engineer at the Capital Lumbering Company's mill on the city levnu [sic?], having occupied that position off and on for two years. Yesterday morning as he was adjusting the belt to start the supply pump, some bolt on the main shaft caught his clothes, or they were caught by the belt, his body being whirled around with each revolution of the shaft, striking the timbers. Mr. Forsyth, who was assisting him, shut off the steam as soon as possible, but it was too late to save his life. He remains were terribly broken. He breathed a few minutes but showed no consciousness. The Odd Fellows took charge of the remains, and sent for his friends in Polk county, above Independence. He was a member of Buena Vista Lodge. Mr. Hardy was about 32 years of age and a man of excellent character.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - August 30, 1869
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Forrette, Cyril

Name of Deceased: Cyril Theodored Forrette
County Name: Marion
State: Ore
Newspaper: Statesman Journal
Date: 1996

Obit: STAYTON - Cyril Forrette, 79, died Monday.  Born in West Stayton, he owned a lumber mill, as well as logging and bulldozing businesses.  He built ponds and did land clearing in the area, including on the sites of Stayton Union and Regis high schools.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  His wife, Marjorie, died in July.  Survivors include his daughters, Marita Barnes of Everson, Wash., Pamela Lierman of Stayton and Kathy Stover of McMinnville; son, Alan Forrette of Stayton; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Rosayr will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, both in Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton.  Arrangements are by Weddle mortuary.  Contributions; the church.

Contributed by
Pat Esterday
Wright, Caroline

Death of Pioneer Woman of Salem

Salem, Ore – Sept. 3, Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of John G. Wright of this city, died today at Seattle of heart failure. Deceased was a well-known and highly esteemed pioneer resident of Salem. Caroling Cross was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cross, and was born in Danville, Ill., in 1841. She crossed the plains with her parents in 1852, and lived in Salem since that time. In 1858 she was married to John G. Wright, a pioneer Salem merchant. She leaves two children, Mrs. Ella Rosenberg of Seattle and State Senator George S. Wright of McMinnville. She was a sister of William Cross of Portland, James Cross of Tacoma, Mrs. Edna [sic?] O'Donald of Salem and half-sister of E.C. Cross of Salem.

The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) - September 6, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Waldo, John

Salem, Ore. – Sept. 3 – Judge John B. Waldo, pioneer jurist, legislator and farmer, died at his home in the Waldo hills last night, after and illness of two weeks. He had been in serious condition since the middle of last month, when he went on a trip through the Cascade mountains. It is supposed that while riding horseback he suffered internal injuries which resulted in his death. Judge Waldo was born on the Old Waldo homestead in the Waldo hills October 6, 1844.

The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) - September 6, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Churchill, Lucy

SALEM PIONEER DEAD Mrs. Joseph Churchill Passed Away at the Age of 81 SALEM, Or., Jan. 4 – Mrs. Joseph Churchill died at her home in Salem this morning at the age of 81.  Deceased was born in Ohio, came to Oregon from Illinois in 1847, and has lived in Salem since 1861.  Her husband died in 1897.  She leaves three children, E. C. Churchill, C. N. Churchill and Mrs. George Smith, all of Salem.

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, January 5, 1900
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Rowland, Theodore

Lane Native Dies in Salem Theodore (Tip) Rowland, 83, former draftsman with the Oregon State Highway Department, and a native of Lane County, died Saturday in Salem, where he was making his home. Funeral services were at the Rigdon Mortuary Tuesday, and interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lane County. Rowland attended old Monmouth College in Oregon and was a graduate civil engineer.  For some years he taught school in Oklahoma Territory. Returning to Oregon, he went into engineering.  At one time he was in business in Portland as an architect and draftsman, and later was with the United States engineers in the Celilo canal survey.  He finished his active career as a draftsman with the state highway department where he was employed for many years. Rowland was a son of L. B. and Elizabeth Rowland, early Oregon pioneers.  His father fought in the Rogue River Indian war. He had never married.  Among surviving relatives are cousins, Mrs. May Kuykendall and Otto Rowland of Eugene; and nephews, Edgar Rowland of Los Gatos, Cal., Jesse Rowland of Los Angeles, and Reed Rowland of Portland.

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, February 9, 1950
Contrbuted by Jim Dezotell
D'Arcy, Marie

Miss Marie D’Arcy, Of Salem, Goes To Rest

Salem, Or., June 27 – Miss Marie Frances D’Arcy died at her home here early this morning, after an illness lasting but a short time. Deceased was a sister of Attorney P. H. D’Arcy of this city, and for the past 30 years taught in the public schools of Salem.  During her 30 years of teaching Miss D’Arcy rarely missed a day until a short time ago where she was compelled to resign on account of poor health. She was born in 1858.  She is survived by her brothers, P. H. D’Arcy of this city, and W. J. D’Arcy of Idaho and one sister, Miss Teresa D’Arcy of Salem.

The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, June 28, 1911
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
Foshay, Wright

Old Pioneer Dies

Brother In Law of Constable Cox Passes Away

Lived on Farm Near Silverton – was 80 Years of Age and Worth About $50,000, Mostly in Land

A telegram from Silverton last night to Constable William Cox told of the death of his brother-in-law, Wright Foshay, aged 80 years. The deceased [leaves] his widow, who is Mr. Cox's sister, two daughters, Mrs. August Linholm, and Mrs.Hugh Smith.

The deceased was probably worth in the neighborhood of $50,000, said Mr. Cox. He came here years ago from new York state. Twenty years ago he bought the old donation that was taken up in 1846 by Mr. Cox's father. Part of this has been sold, but there still remains some 180 acres of very fertile farming land.

Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR) - Tuesday, January 4, 1915
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Campbell, Charles

Name of Deceased: Charles M. "Scotty" Campbell
County Name: Marion
State: OR
Newspaper: unknown

Scotty Campbell, 77, died Friday, April 21, 2000. Born in Fruitland, Idaho, he earned a bachelor's degree from South Idaho College of Education and a master's degree in education from the University of Oregon. He was a teacher, assistant superintendent in Woodburn, director of admissions at Chemeketa Community College and principal of a junior high school. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodburn and the Woodburn Jaycees. He enjoyed gardening, golf and traveling.

Survivors include his wife Roberta (Schmalz), whom he married in 1954. daughter, Gale of West Linn, son, Greg of Tualatin; brother, Don Campbell of Cascade, Idaho; and two grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were by Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel.

Contributed by a friend of free genealogy (FoFG)
Sunderland, Lydia

The times is again called upon to list several deaths which have occurred since our last issue. Obituaries will appear later.

Mrs. Lydia Sunderland died at Salem December 15th. Funeral was held in Sheridan December 17th.

Unknown Source -
December 18, 1924
Contributed by Dianne H.
Geary, Ellen

Mills Graduate Is Dead Miss Ellen Geary, for several years a resident of Portland, died here yesterday morning after an illness of many months. She was a graduate of Mills college and for some time librarian of the Astoria library. Miss Geary is survived by two brothers, Dr. John W. Geary of Burns and Dr. E. P. Geary of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Perham and Mrs. Anna Worth, both of this city. Funeral services will be held at Eugene this afternoon. – Portland Oregonian. Note to Researcher: Geary, Ellen Electa b. Jan. 10, 1855 d. Oct. 25, 1920 Marion co. bur. Masonic Cemetery, EUGENE

The Times-Herald (Burns, OR) - Saturday, October 30, 1920
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Brooks, William

W. W. Brooks died, after a short illness at his home in the Waldo Hills, eight miles east of here [Salem], yesterday. He was an old settler, 79 years of age, and a zealous member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is said to have given $25,000 to the Taylor missionary work in Africa.

A widow survives him, also a daughter, Mrs. Starr, of Medford, and a brother, Absalom, of this county.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, October 29, 1895
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Fox, Esau

Death of Esau Fox

SAELM, Or., Dec. 26 – News of the suicide of Esau Fox, at the asylum farm Tuesday evening, was obtained from an unofficial source today. Fox went to his room in the third story about 6 o’clock, and, hoisting a window, hurled himself to the ground, breaking his neck. He was committed from Josephine county in April, 1894. Fox was one of Oregon’s first settlers. He was 94 years old. Fox valley, Linn county, was named in honor of him.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, December 27, 1895
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Laufman, Jonas

Northwest Dead

Jonas Laufman died Saturday at the Indian training school, at Chemawa, of pneumonia, at the age of 52 years. He left a widow and eight children, two of whom are residents of Illinois, the other being at the school.

Mr. Laufman held the position of plumber at the school, having been appointed in 18[?]8. He was a sober, industrious citizen, and had a large number of friends and acquaintances.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, December 14, 1896
Contributed by Jim Dezotell



Jonas Laufman, an engineer at the Chemawa Indian school, was given a Masonic burial at Salem Sunday.  Many of the students and officers attended.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 14, 1896

Shannon, Milton

Milton Shannon Dies In Texas

Former sheriff and county judge of Marion County and a Pioneer

Milton Shannon died at his home in San Antonio, Texas, October 2, 1903, after a short illness.

Mr. Shannon came to Oregon by way of the Isthmus of Panama, in 1850, and located in Marion county.

He was sheriff of Marion county in the early ‘50’s, and served with honor to himself and the county.

Soon after that he was elected county judge of Marion county on the Democratic ticket. He moved to Benton county in 1865, and lived at Monroe where he kept a general merchandise store for year. He sold his interests at Monroe about 1890, and soon thereafter removed to Texas, where he resided until his death, at the time of which he lived with his brother, John Shannon.

The deceased was well known in Eugene, having often visited here with his brother, the late Wesley Shannon. All old-time residents know him, and will regret to hear of his death. – Eugene Guard

The Daily Journal (Salem, OR) - Friday, October 9, 1903
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Nibler, John

John Nibler, One of the Old Residents of Gervais.

John Nibler, one of the pioneer residents of Gervais, died suddenly Tuesday morning of what was supposed to be a paralytic stroke. He was born in Bavaria, September 22, 1824, and came to America in 1847, settled in Wisconsin, where he resided ten years. Afterward he went to Minnesota, and thence came to Oregon in 1861, coming across the plains by ox team with a party of 70 families. He first settled near St. Paul, in Marion county, and when Gervais was laid out as a town he went there, in 1872, where he lived until his death.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, December 28, 1985
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Newman, Mary

Mary A. Newman, an inmate of the asylum, committed suicide by hanging last night. A rope was constructed of bedding and one end tied to the bars over the transom. She was found at 5:30 this morning. A coroner’s jury exonerated the management. Mrs. Newman was 36 years old, ad was committed the second time from Albany two weeks ago.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 8, 1895
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Edgar, Wayne

Death From a Fall – Thursday’s Statesman: A week ago Wayne T., the 10 year old son of Rankin Edgar, of near Marion, fell and injured his head, producing concussion of the brain, from which he died yesterday.


Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, January 5, 1893
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Watt, Elbert

Funeral Obsequies

The remains of Elbert Parker Watt, who died at Dallas Texas, January 29, reached Salem on the early train this morning. The last sad rites will be held at the First Presbyterian church tomorrow, Sunday, afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. In the absence of Dr. Ketchum, the services will be conducted by Rev. W. C. Kantner, pastor of the First Congregational church.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Saturday, February 4, 1905
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Bashaw, Joseph

Died At Great Age

Joseph Bashaw, who, as near as can be figured out, was at least 115 years old, was found dead in bed at the home of his stepson, near Sidney. He was probably the oldest man in Oregon. He was a Frenchman by birth and served in the French wars of 1806-15, under Napoleon. He drove an ox team to Oregon in 1847, and was then a gray haired man.

The Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR) - Friday, May 29, 1903
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Pease, D. E.

State News

D. E. Pease, a pioneer resident of this county, died at his home at Skipanon. Death resulted from enlargement of the liver. The deceased was born in Orange county, N.Y., in 1820, and crossed the plains in 1849, arriving in the fall of that year.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Tuesday, June 9, 1896
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Brigham, Elisha

Near Salem, Oregon, Elisha Brigham was killed and Charles Blythe and J. Wisbart badly injured by their houses being stuck by lightning.

The Weekly Gazette and Stockman (Reno, NV) - July 25, 1895
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Douthit, Louisa

Mrs. James O. Douthit, of Cross Keys, died at Salem on November 7th, and was buried in Union Cemetery at Prineville, on November 13th. Mrs. Douthit moved to Crook county with her husband in 1882, since which time she has been a resident of this county.  During the first eight years of her residence she resided near Haycreek, but since 1899 the Douthit family have resided on Trout creek.

The Madras Pioneer (Madras, OR) - Thursday, November 22, 1906
Reichen, Gilgen

The sad news was received here last Tuesday of the death of Gilgen Reichen at a Salem hospital, after a very brief illness.  He was 23 years of age, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reichen, who live three miles south of Madras.  In December he went to Salem to spend the holidays with a brother and sister who reside at that place, and the news on Tuesday told of the sad termination of their Christmas reunion.  The remains will be brought home for burial, and are expected to reach Shaniko on Thursday evening.  The brother and sister from Salem are accompanying the remains home.  Chris Reichen, another brother has gone to Shaniko to meet them, and interment will probably take place here on Friday.

Gilgen Reichen has been a resident of this vicinity for several years, and has a large number of friends here who will learn with sincere regret of his untimely death.  He was sober and industrious, of exemplary habits and genial disposition, and his death is a loss to the community and to the sterling young manhood of this county.

The Madras Pioneer (Madras, OR) - Thursday, January 10, 1907
Dollarhyde, Lois

Lois Mae Dollarhyde

Age 63 of Keizer, Oregon, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Keizer, Oregon. She was born September 27, 1943, in Huron, South Dakota, to Ralph and Delores (Tilbury) De Bauche. She later married Willis (Dwayne) Dollarhyde. She enjoyed card games and Scrabble with her friends and family. In her earlier years she enjoyed bowling with her sister-in-law Polly. She found great enjoyment being with her children and grandchildren even great grandchildren. In her later years she became involved with her church and her strong faith. She is survived by her husband, Dwayne of Keizer; daughters and son-in-laws; Kelly and Darrel Kerckhof of Walla Walla, Washington; Kathleen and Lance Fugate of La Pine, Oregon; Kari Tommervik of Kent, Washington; sisters, Judy and Janet; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Kevin Dollarhyde; mother, Delores Carr; father, Ralph DeBauche and stepfather, Charles Carr. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. at The Boone Road Church of God 990 Boone Road. Public visitation will start at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Creek Cemetery, Glide, Oregon. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home, Junction City, Oregon.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Parkhurst, E. F.

E.F. Parkhurst, of Salem

Salem, Or., April 17 -- E.F. Parkhurst, a Salem machinery dealer, died in this city this morning of blood poisoning. The deceased was born in Rockford, Ill., in 1845, and came to Oregon from Sheldon, Ia., in 1891. He was for several years connected with the State Insurance Company, and served one term on the Salem City Council. He was a member of the Masonic order, 32d degree; the B.P.O. Elks and the Modern Woodmen. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the Seventy-second Illinois Infantry. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow, at the residence, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Deceased left a wife and two daughters.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - April 18, 1901
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
McMaster, Patience


Lane Woman dies At Salem Tuesday

Mrs. Patience McMaster died March 17 at Salem at the age of 78 years.

the funeral will be held Thursday, March 19, a 2 p.m. at the Lowell church with interment in the Lowell cemetery.  Rev. Bert McIntyre will officiate and Branstetter's chapel has charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McMaster was born in Kansas City, Mo., December 30, 1852, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Sarah Warthington of Blachly; Mrs. Mary Orr of Oakridge; Mrs. Rosie Miller of Terrebonne; Mrs. Susie McBee of Lowell; Lloyd McMaster of Lowell; Frank McMaster of Noti; Fred McMaster of Taft, Cal., besides 28 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  There are also three brothers, Henry Carter of Leaburg; P. T. Carter of Eugene and Marion Carter of Bend, and a sister whose address is unknown.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, March 18, 1931
Lafollett, Alex

ALEX M. LAFOLLETT DIES

STATE'S  OLDEST LAWMAKER SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS

Veteran Legislator Regarded as Watchdog of Treasury; Death Claims Solon at 83.

Salem Or., July 25.-(Special.)- Alex M. Lafollett, until the last general election the oldest member of the Oregon legislature both with relation to age and length of service, died at his home here today. He was 83 years of age and had been in ill health for several months.

Mr. Lafollett was a native of Indiana having been, born at Crawfordsville, December 13, 1844. He accompanied his parents to Nevada in the year 1852 and a year later located In California. The family moved to Oregon in 1859. They first located at Dallas, Polk county, where they lived for a year. The family then moved to Salem and later to the Mission bottom district, where they acquired a large tract of land.

Mr. Lafollett received his early education in the public schools of California and later attended Willamette university In Salem. On starting out in life independently he took up the occupation of farming.

He owned one of the most attractive ranches in Marion county and specialized In fruit growing. He was said to have been the first person in Marlon county to engage in the growing of loganberries on a commercial scale.

Mr. Lafollett was a republican in politics and had been active in his party for many years. He was elected to the state house of representatives from Marion county in
1886 and served a two-year term. He again was elected to the lower house of the legislature In 1903. In the year 1915 Mr. Lafollett was elected a member of the state senate and continued to serve In that capacity until the last general election, when ho declined to become a candidate for re-election.

Mr. Lafollett was a conservative legislator and was recognized by his colleagues as the "watchdog of the state treasury." He had served as chairman of the senate ways and means committee and held other important committee assignments.

He was a second cousin of the late Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin. In August, 1919 he attended a reunion of the Lafollett clan held at Crawfordsville.

Mr. Lafollett was married November 2, 1865, to Miss Margaret Townsend, a native of Oregon. She died in 1917.

Six children survive  Mr. Lafollett. They are Joseph W.  Lafollett and Ina E. Lafollett, Salem; Perry Lafollett and Charles Lafollett Corelius; C. M. Lafollette, Wheatland, Yamhill county, and Mrs. Elva Aspinwall, Brooks. Charles Lafollett is a member of the lower house of the legislature from Yamhill county.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, July 26, 1927
Contributed by Barb Ziegenmeyer
Wood, Ruben

R. R. Wood, a well-known citizen of Chitwood, Lincoln county, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Salem hospital, from the effects of a carbuncle.  Mr. Wood was 52 years old, and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, of the lodge at Princeville, Illinois.  He is survived by eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom live in Lincoln county.  Mr. Wood's body will be sent to Chitwood for burial, and will leave here on the 11 o'clock train tomorrow.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, October 9, 1906

Summers, William

Died at the Asylum

SALEM, Aug. 9 – William Summers, aged 36, died at the asylum today.  The remains were sent to Portland.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Saturday, August 10, 1901

Vercler, Peter

Peter Vercler, of Salem

SALEM, Aug. 9 – Peter Vercler, aged 75 years, died at his home in South Salem today.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Saturday, August 10, 1901
Davis, John

SILVERTON, Or., May 2 – John H. Davis, one of Oregon’s early pioneers, died at the home of his son, J. F. Davis, in this city, last evening, after a lingering illness.  Mr. Davis was born in New York June 27, 1824, and settled in Oregon in the year of 1851.  He was always prominent in politics, advocating Republican principles, and was a charter member of the Masonic lodge at Silverton.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, May 3, 1905

Ford, William
Bogard, Emily


Northwest News

William Ford, aged 35, and Emily Bogard, aged 16, drowned themselves in the Santiam river Wednesday, to escape capture, as they were eloping.  Ford leaves a family and had been in love with the girl for some time.

East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – Thursday, July 14, 1904

Martin, Margaret

Miss Margaret Martin

SALEM, Or., - April 2 – Miss Margaret Martin, aged 30, died at the Asylum today of hear dieseas.  Her home is in Portland, where the remains have been sent for burial.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, April 3, 1901

Stanton, Frank

Old Pioneer Passes Over The Big Divide

Frank M. Stanton, one of Oregon’s first pioneers and a well-known former Salem resident, died yesterday at his home in Toledo, Oregon. Paralysis caused his death.  Mr. Stanton had been a resident of Toledo for the past 45 years of thereabouts, having removed to that place from Salem, where he at one time made his home.  He was 80 years old. Mr. Stanton’s sister, Mrs. Olive Enright, resided in this city.

The Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Saturday, January 4, 1913
Colbath, Gabriella

Mrs. Gabriella Colbath Died This Morning

One of Oregon’s foremost pioneers passed away this morning, when the death of Mrs. Gabriella Colbath was announced by the attending physicians.  Death resulted after a lingering illness laster for seven years.

Mrs. Colbath died at the family home, 1444 Center street, Saturday, January 4, 1913, at 2:20 o’clock a.m., at the age of 77 years.  She crossed the plains in 1852, and settled in Southern Oregon, where she remained for several years and then moved to various parts of Oregon, California and Idaho.  She has been a resident of Salem for the past 40 years.  In 1860 she was married in Salem on July 1 to Elijajh J. Colbath, who died May 14, 1899.

She is survived by five children, four sons and one daughter.  They are: J. H., of Portland; N. G., A. R. and B. Colbath, of Salem, and Miss Camilla, also of Salem.  Mrs. Nancy Clark, a sister, and B. Cyril, a grandson, also survive her.

Mrs. Colbath was a sister of the late Ben Hayden.

In the death of Mrs. Colbath, the Capital City loses a most respected citizen, a loving mother and a good friend and neighbor to all.  Her list has been devoted to doing good to others, and her many kindly acts will be remember by all who ever knew the dear old lady.

The services will be held from the home next Monday at 2 o’clock p.m., under the direction of Rev. P. s. Knight.  The body will be laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Saturday, January 4, 1913
Norton, Unknown

A son of Mr. Norton, residing near Belpassi, Marion county, was found dead lately, hung by the neck with a small cord.  No reason for the act is known.

The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) – Saturday, March 14, 1863

Tierney, Theodore

Fatal and Melancholy Accident – Theodore T. Tierney, Esq., of Salem, was thrown from his horse, in town, on Wednesday last, striking the ground upon his head, producing a violent concussion of the brain, from which he lay insensible until Sunday noon, when he expired.

Mr. Tierney, we believe, came to Southern Oregon, from California, in 1850.  During the difficulties with the Roque River Indians, last fall, he acted as private Secretary to Gen. Lane, and assisted in drawing up the treaties with those Indians, which have been lately ratified by the Senate.

He was reporter for the Statesman during the last session of the Legislative Assembly, at the close of which he was elected Territorial Librarian.

Mr. Tierney was a native of New York City, a young man of talent, a good scholar, and easy writer, and an agreeable and trusty friend.  Although he had been in Salem but a few months, his companions were many, and warmly attached; they attended at his bed-side, during this his last illness, like brothers, and his last breath and closing eye of death were witnessed by many, solicitous of rendering the ultimate service and tribute to a departing associate.  The most skilful medical attendance, which he had, could not reconstruct the broken organization of the shattered brain, produced by the fall – so he died.  Quiescat in pace!  - Oregon Statesman

The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT) – Friday, June 16, 1854

Dalarry, Philip

Died

At the residence of Mr. T. Savage, near Salem, on the 26th ult., of consumption, Philip Da[larr?]y, aged 26 years.

The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT) – Friday, June 16, 1854

Servant, Jacque

Died

On the 2d inst., at his residence in the French Prairie, Jacque Servant, aged 62 years.

The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT) – Friday, June 23, 1854
Loignon, Flavien

Died

On the 4th inst., at Buteville, Marion county, Flavien Loignon, formerly of Kahokia, Illinois.

The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT) – Friday, June 23, 1854
Casteel, Martha
Casteel, Mary
Casteel, Paul
Montgomery, Mort


Four People Murdered

Near Macleay, Marion County, Sunday Night

Mrs. Casteel, Her Son and Daughter and the Foreman of the Farm Killed by Tramps – New arrivals in Marion County and Quite Wealthy.

Salem, Or., Dec. 2 – Four persons were murdered last night at the Hurst farm, near Macleay.  Mrs. Casteel, her daughter, her son and the foreman of the farm, Mr. Montgomery, were killed by an unknown person or persons.  After the murders were committed, the farm house was set on fire in the hope that evidence of the awful crime might be obliterated or that the deaths could have been construed to have been caused by being caught in the flames.

A bloodstained hatchet was found near the scene of the murders, also a loaded shotgun.  Sheriff Culver and Deputy Sheriff Minto have gone to the scene of the murder.  The Casteel family came here recently from Myrtle Creek and were said to have had considerable money.

Mrs. Casteel was a woman about 60 years of age.  Her son was aged 19 and the daughter 24, and the foreman on the place, who came with them from Douglas county, was a man about 55 years old.  Their nearest neighbor is a farmer named Wilson,  They had been there such a short time and met so few people there is little known of them.  The bodies are almost completely burned up.  The residence was as fine a one as any in that part of the county.

One theory is that tramps who have been infesting the country attacked the farm, and when the boy and foreman resisted, shot them and then killed the women.  Posses are out looking for clues.  The entire country is aroused.

Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR) – Wednesday, December 4, 1907

Shoemaker, Henry

Henry Shoemaker, the father of Mrs. R. P. Mortensen, died at his home in Salem, Sunday evening, February 19. His son, Chas. H. Shoemaker of Roseburg, came up to Springfield Monday morning, expecting to go on to Salem with Dr. and Mrs. Mortensen in their car.  Mrs. Mortensen had already gone.  During the day, Mr. Shoemaker was taken violently ill with appendicitis.  On Tuesday, he was taken to a hospital in Eugene, and an operation performed.  He is progressing well.

The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, March 2, 1922

Clark, Mary

Clark

The News received, yesterday morning, a note from W. H. Clark, master mechanic of the Booth-Kelly mill here, announcing he death of his wife.  The note was written on Tuesday, at Salem, where her death occurred.  The body was to be taken to Cascade Locks, where Mr. and Mrs. Clark lived for some  years, for burial.

Mr. Clark has been in the employ of the Booth-Kelly Lumber company here ever since the mill was built, except about two years.  He is building up a fine fruit and vegetable farm on the McKenzie, north of Springfield.  His mother lives with him.

The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, March 16, 1922

Howe, Henry

Henry Lee Howe died at the state hospital at Salem, April 5, after 48 years.  His body was brought to Springfield on the 6th, prepared for burial at Walker's undertaking parlors, and shipped to Roseburg for burial on the hth.  He had relatives here.

The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, April 13, 1922

Eakin, Mollie

Mrs. Mollie Eakin

Died at Salem, Oregon, June 24, following an operation for gall stones on the 22nd.  She was a daughter of Egilton Walker, a pioneer of Lane county, and a brother of the late Albert Walker, of this city.  She was married in Eugene to Robert Eakin, a member of a family who were also well known in Lane county's early days.  They removed to LaGrande, Oregon, and made their home their until Mr. Eakin was elected Chief Justice of Oregon.  They made their home in Salem the remainder of their lives.

After the death of her mother, her father made his home with them at LaGrande until his death.  Judge Eakin died about a year ago.  Mrs. Eakin's funeral was held in the Presbyterian church in Salem, Monday, the 26th, at 3:30 p.m.  The body was shipped to LaGrande for burial.  W. F. Walker, who was a first cousin of Mrs. Eakin attended the funeral.

The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, June 29, 1922

Brewster, Julia

Mrs. Julia E. Brewster

SALEM, Or., June 10 – Mrs. Julia E. Brewster, wife of O. C. Brewster, died in this city today, aged 66 years.  Deceased was born at Fort Wayne, N. Y., and was married at Greenwood, Ill., in 1873.  the family came to Salem in 1890.  Besides the husband, the deceased left two children, Frank Brewster, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. D. A. White of Salem.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Tuesday, June 11, 1901
Tolman, Roy

Funeral At Turner

Roy E. Tolman, who died last Tuesday from an operation for appendicitis, was buried this afternoon at Turner.  For the past 10 years, Mr. Tollman has been a member of Company M, third regiment, Oregon National Guard.  The Nation Guard had charge of the services, the militiamen acting as escorts.

The Salem Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Thursday, March 25, 1915
Perry, William

Died

PERRY – At the family home, Haysville, Marion county, Thursday, December 1, 1904, at 11:30 a.m., William Perry, aged 55 years, of tuberculosis.

Mr. Perry has been an honored and respected citizen of Haysville for ten years, and his demise is mourned by all who knew him.  He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Haysville church, and will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Hornschuch.  Interment in Odd Fellows' Rural cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, December 2, 1904

Burggraff, J. C.

BURGGRAF – At his home in this city on Thursday, November 24, 1904, at the age of 79 years, J. C. Burggraf.

Deceased has been in poor health for some time, and his death was not unexpected.  He was born in Germany, and removed to this country years ago.  He settled in Oregon in 1891, and has been an honored citizen of Salem since then.  He leaves a son, Charles H., of Albany, who is now making a tour of the East, and Mrs. A. W. Draper, of this city.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, November 25, 1904


Funeral of Mr. Burggraf


The funeral services of the late J. C. Burggraf will be held at the residence of the deceased on North Commercial street Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the interment will be made in the City View cemetery.

Deceased was born in Baden-Baden, Germany in 1824, but came to the United States at an early age.  He settled in Illinois, and lived there for many years.  He was a veteran of the civil war, and a member of the Grand Army, and that organization will participate in the funeral services.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Saturday, November 26, 1904
King, Chester

Died

KING – On Thursday, November 29, 1904, three miles southwest of Turnear, Oregon, Chester, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. King, aged three months.

The funeral was conducted this morning from the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) -  – Thursday, December 1, 1904
Hill, Emily

HILL – At the family home, No. 268 Front street, at 4:20 o'clock this morning, Mrs. Charles W. Hill, aged 60 years.

Deceased was a woman of lovely character, and during her sickness was the most patient of suffers.  She leaves a husband, four sons, and one daughter, two of the sons, Harry and Bud, reside in this city, while the rest live in the East.  She came with her husband to Salem, two years ago, from Minnesota, and during that time has made many friends who mourn her loss.

The funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. C. Kantner officiating, and the burial will be in the City View cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, November 25, 1904
Van Patten, LeRoy

VAN PATTEN – Near Silver Creek Falls, on Tuesday, November 22d, of consumption, LeRoy VanPatten, aged 27 years, 1 months and 23 days.

Deceased is well known in this city, where he was employed for several years by the electric light company.  He leaves a young wife and child, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Van Patten, and a brother and two sisters.

Funeral arrangements will be made later.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, November 23, 1904
West, David

WEST – In East Salem on Tuesday, November 22, 1904, David West aged 49 years.

The remains will be buried in Lane county.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, November 23, 1904
Daley, David

DALY – In the Salem Hospital on Tuesday, November 22, 1904, D. R. F. Daly, aged 85 years.

The remains will be interred in the Maelea cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, November 23, 1904
Raff, Jacob

RAFF – At the family home on North Liberty street, North Salem, Oregon, Friday, December 5, 1903, at 4:30 p.m., Jacob Raff, aged 46 years, of cancer of the throat.

Deceased came to Salem from Kansas about a year ago, and since that time has followed his trade, that of carpenter, in this city, until a short time ago, when he became ill.  He leaves a wife and two sons and a daughter to mourn his untimely death.  Deceased was a member of the local Carpenters' union, having joined that organization since coming to Salem.  The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Miller, on Commercial street, tomorrow at 2 p.m., Rev. Oliver, of the United Brethren church officiating.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Saturday, December 5, 1903
Slater, Gertrude

SLATER – At the family home, corner of Chemeketa and Church streets, Salem, Oregon, Friday, December 4, 1903, at 3:25 p.m., Gertrude Edna, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Slater, aged 4 days.

The funeral was held from the family residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Saturday, December 5, 1903
Miller, Clara

MILLER – At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Miller, in South Salem, on Tuesday, November 24, 1903, Clara Maud Miller, aged 17.

Deceased was a girl of much promise, of a sweet disposition and beloved of all who knew her.  She has been afflicted with consumption for three years.  Up to about a year ago she attended the public schools, but in the past twelve months she has been gradually growing weaker.

The Funeral will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Thursday.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, November 25, 1903
Thompson, Theodore

THOMPSON – At the family home, No. 167 Cottage street, Salem, Oregon, Sunday, December 6, 1903, a little before midnight, Mr. Theodore M. Thompson, aged 73 years, of paralysis and heart trouble.

Deceased was a pioneer of 1851, having come across the plains in that year.  He served during the early Indian wars in the company commanded by Hon. Ben Hayden, and since those early days resided in Oregon, and during the past 22 years in Salem.  During the last 11 years he has filled  the position of harness maker at the Chemawa Indiana school, and although he had suffered a slight paralytic stroke three years ago, he was, until within the past 10 days, able to attend his duties at the school.  About a week ago he took to his bed, and, in spite of the best care, sank rapidly, passing away as shown above.  Deceased stood high in the esteem of the officers of the Indian school, while the students under his charge revered him.  He was a devout member of the First Methodist church for a number of years.  In earlier life he was a member of the Odd Fellows, and was prominent in the order, having once served the grand lodge as deputy grand master.

Deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. M. C. Ferguson, to mourn his death, his wife having gone before about six years ago.  The funeral is being held from the family home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and the remains will be laid to rest in the Lee Mission cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, December 8, 1903

Grubbs, Dilla

GRUBBS – A Selba, Cal., December 5, 1903, at 4 p.m., Mrs. Dilla Lorain Walling-Grubbs, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Walling, of Polk county.  She was born April 12, 1861, and in 1886 became the wife of L. B. Grubbs, with whom she lived until she passed away.  Deceased was a member of the M. E. church, and a devoted Christain.  Besides the bereaved  husband and only son, Harold, she leaves to mourn her death a large family of brothers and sister.  They are: Mrs. S. S. Gimble, of Salem; Mrs. O. S. Pomeroy, Woodburn; Mrs. F. W. Penslee, Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling, Lincoln, Polk county; B. F. Walling, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Olive Morris, Seattle; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Phepa McGrew and Mrs. Jennie Glendon, Portland, and Mrs. W. N. Toner, Yaquina.  A host of devoted friends in Marion and Polk counties will grieve to hear of the lady's sad death.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, December 9, 1903
Robertson, Amanda

ROBERTSON – At the family home, in Turner, Oregon, Friday, December 11, 1903, Mrs. Amanda S. Robertson, aged 47 years, 2 months and 27 days, of a complication of diseases.

Deceased was the wife of Joseph C. Robertson, an old-time resident of Turner, and a member of the well-known Robertson family of that section of the county.  For some years the family has resided in California for the benefit of Mrs. Robertson's health, but she slowly sank, and at last the Robertsons returned to Turner, where the last days of the invalid were passed among the friends of her younger days.  Deceased was a woman of excellent qualities, a devout Christian, and a good wife and mother, and her demise will be deeply mourned by a large circle of warm and devoted friends.  She leaves a husband and several sons and daughter to mourn her untimely death, and to whom the loss thus sustained can never again be made up.  The funeral will be held at Turner Sunday afternoon, and interment will be had in Twin Oak cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, December 11, 1903
Rauch, Peter

RAUCH – At his home in Silverton, Oregon, Thursday, December 10, 1903, Peter Rauch, aged 78 years, of general debility.

Deceased had lived in Silverton for 40 years.  He leaves a son, Louis E. Rauch, at present a law student at Ann Arbor, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hosmer, of Silverton.  The funeral was held at Silverton today and interment was had in the Miller cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, December 11, 1903
Jessup, Infant

JESSUP – At the Salem Hospital, Salem, Oregon, Monday, December 14, 1903, the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Jessup, aged two days.

The funeral will be held tomorrow.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 14, 1903
Branlet, Frank

BRANLET – Early Saturday morning, December 12, 1903, Frank, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bramlet, aged 6 months and 11 days.

The funeral services were held at the family residence, six miles east of Salem, and interment was at Macleay cemetery, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 14, 1903
Anderson, Minnie

ANDERSON – At the Oregon state insane asylum, Monday, December 14, 1903, Minnie Anderson, aged 32 years of apoplexy.

The remains were shipped to Astoria, where her relatives reside.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, December 15, 1903
Seng, Jacob

SENG – At the Salem Hospital, Tuesday evening, December 15, 1903, at 8 o'clock, Jacob Seng, aged 76 years, of old age.

Deceased was a gardener by occupation, his residence being in East Salem.  He was veteran of the civil war.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, December 16, 1903
Brown, Bessie

BROWN – At the family home, near Oak Grove, Wednesday, December 16, 1903, Bessie, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, of pneumonia, aged 1 year and 4 months.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Thursday, December 17, 1903
Cornelius, J.

CORNELIUS – At the state insane Asylum, Wednesday, December 16, 1903, J. Cornelius, of apoplexy, aged 59 years.

Interment will take place in City View cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Friday, December 18, 1903
Ross, George

ROSS – Geo. W. Ross died at his apartments in “The Eldridge,” in this city, Sunday, December 20, 1903, aged 82 years, after a lingering illness of four years.

The deceased was born in Ohio in 1821, was married in Missouri to Miss Malinda Liggett, in 1842, who preceded him to the better land in 1890.

He crossed the plains in 1853, and has resided continuously in Benton county until he removed to Salem last July.

Deceased was a man who was universally beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  He was the father of eleven children, six living, who are W. S. Ross and Mrs. Annie Lenger, of Corvallis; Mary Huffman, Portland; A. M. Ross, Silverton; Mrs. Nancy Leasure, Moscow, Idaho, and Miss Jessie Ross, of Salem.

The funeral will occur at Philomath Tuesday, December 22d.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 21, 1903
Barker, William

BARKER – At the Salem Hospital, Sunday, December 28, 1903, at 1 o'clock, William S. Barker, age 73 years.

Deceased was an old pioneer, and has held several public offices in this county.  At one time he was deputy sheriff, and was also marshal of this city.  He leaves one son, who lives in Walla Walla, Washington, and a niece, Mrs. O. D. Hutton, of Portland, to mourn his death.  The burial will take place tomorrow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, at 10 o'clock.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 28, 1903
Weeks, Horace

WEEKS – At the Salem Hospital, Saturday, December 26, 1903, at 7:30 a.m., Horace B. Weeks, aged 81 years, 9 months and 12 days, of heart failure.

Deceased was born in Sheldon, New York, March 14, 1822.  He was the father of five sons, who survive him, George W. Weeks, of this city; one residing in Ohio, one in Missouri, one in Kansas, and another in Illinois.  Besides these he leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his death.

In 1899 he came to Oregon, and made his home with his son, Geo. W. Weeks, in whose family he spent his last days in peaceful retirement.

Mr. Weeks was a man of fine character, of great industry, who wanted what was right, and had not an enemy in the world.

The funeral was conducted from the Weeks' home on 12 street, the pastor of the Congregational church conducting the services, and burial took place at River View cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, December 28, 1903
Springer, Nettie

SPRINGER – At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Springer, at Brooks, Monday, December 28, 1903, Nettie May Springer, aged 17, of tuberculosis.

The funeral was held this morning at the family home, and burial took place this afternoon at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, December 29, 1903
Dole, Cornelio

DOLE – At the family home, on 18th street, near Mill, Salem, Oregon, December 29, 1903, Cornelio A. Dole, aged 59 years, of paralysis.

Deceased has been a railroad man all his life, and but recently came here from his old home in Colorado, in the hope of restoring his health in the mild climate of the Willamette valley.  Deceased leaves a widow and five children, Nina M., Edwin E., Charles C. and Mrs. Elma Skinner, the patter a resident of Colorado.

The funeral arrangements will be made later.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, December 29, 1903
Gleason, Carl

GLEASON – At the home of his father, in Englewood, Wednesday, December 30, 1903, Carl Walter Gleason, aged 16 years, 7 months and 13 days, of consumption.

Carl was the son of Frank Gleason, of this city, and has been attending school in North Salem all winter, but the dread disease has been growing upon him for several months.  The funeral will take place at the family home in Englewood tomorrow, January 1st, and interment will be had in Lee Mission cemetery, Rev. Charles T. Hurd, of the United Evangelical church officiating.

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Thursday, December 31, 1903
Burgess, Nellie

Died

In Salem, Ogn., Sept. 17, after a lingering illness, of consumption, Mrs. Nellie C. Burgess.  Age 25 yrs.  Ohio papers please copy.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, September 19, 1878
Rieger, George

Struck By A Train

George Rieger, a Farmer, Killed Near Woodburn

WOODBURN, Or., Dec. 31 – George Reiger, a farmer living three miles southeast of Woodburn, on the branch of the Southern Pacific railroad, was run down and killed by the Silverton train, in charge of Conductor Sperger.  The accident occurred upon the east end of the long trestle spanning Pudding river.  As the train was approaching, the man walked off the track to the end of the bent, and as he reached for his bucket, which he was carrying, the train struck him on the head, killing him instantly.  The train was cut into three sections, preparatory to making a flying switch at Townsend station, and was running very fast.  It was only 16 feet from where the man was struck to the end of the trestle, where he could have been on solid ground.  He appeared to be in no hurry to get out of the way, as the bell rang and the whistle blew before he attempted to do so.  The coroner came down from Salem, removed the body to the undertaker’s in Woodburn, and immediately began an inquest by a jury.  The case was laid over until the evidence of the trainmen could be taken.  The man was an honest, industrious man, and left a widow and three children.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Tuesday, January 1, 1895
Smith, Charles

SUDDEN DEATH – Mr. Charles H. Smith died at his residence in this city, on Wednesday evening last, of heart disease.  He had been in failing health for some time past, and on the afternoon preceding his death he was on the streets, and apparently better than usual.  About 8 o’clock, while sitting near the fire, he threw his head back and gasped as if for breath, and soon expired.  Mr. Smith was about 40 years of age, and leaves a widow and three small children.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 2, 1872
Hobson, Frank

Obituary

Died, at his home, in Sublimity, Marion county, Oregon, February 18, 1872, Frank M. Hobson, aged 23 years, 4 months and 1 day.

A meeting of the teachers and students of Willamette University, was held in the chapel Feb. 26 Miss Jane Miller in the chair, and J. J. Imbric acting as secretary.  It was stated that the object of the meeting was to pay tribute to the memory of Frank M. Hobson, who was lately among us as a student, having graduated July 20, 1871.  Memorial remarks were made by Professor Rogers and Powell, and a committee was appointed to prepare a suitable token of remembrance for transmission to friends of the deceased, and for publication along with the proceedings of the meeting, in the Daily Statesman, Willamette Farmer, Weekly Mercury and Pacific Christian Advocate.

In Memoriam

Frank M. Hobson, who lately left our school, respected by his teachers, trusted by his fellows, beloved by all, is on earth no more.  Although our hearts are sad and we weep over the decease of one who seemed just ready to enter upon life of honor and usefulness, yet we bow with tears of submission to the will of Him who gave, and who has taken away.

To the family and friends of the deceased we extend earnest and heartfelt sympathy.  Frank was a faithful student, a genial companion, an earnest worker for the right, and an honored graduate.  May was each strive to emulate all that was noble, and true, and good in his life, and grow stronger and better in the contemplation of his many virtues.

H. Bryant
P. H. D’Arcy
T. M. Gatch
Committee

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 2, 1872
Powell, Almeda

Died

At Marion Station, Feb. 17th, Almeda Powell, of liver complaint, aged 29 years.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 2, 1872
Starkey, John

Died

In Salem, March 3, 1872, John L. Starkey, aged 53 years.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 9, 1872
Matheney, Mary

Died

In Salem, March 3, 1872, Mrs. Mary Matheney, wife of J. N. Matheney, aged 36 years.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 9, 1872
Munkers, Richard

Died

In Salem, March 6, 1872, Richard Munkers, son of W. R. Munkers, aged about 12 years.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 9, 1872
Holladay, Joseph

JOSEPH C. HOLLADAY, youngest son of Ben. Holladay, died at Hong Kong, China, March 12th, 1872, aged twenty-two years.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 16, 1872
Yocum, Lonah

BOY DROWNED – Last Saturday, two boys of this city were in a small “dug-out’ upon the river, when the waves from the ferry boat and the current of the river carried them against the wharf-boat, causing the dug-out to be upset.  One of the boys, Lonah Yocum, after struggling awhile in the water, sunk to rise no more.  He was about fourteen years old, and a son of Mr. F. Yocum’s, of this city.  The body has not yet been recovered, although diligent efforts have been made.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 16, 1872
Fisher, James

James Fisher, 82 years old, veteran of the Civil War, died after an illness of several days at his home in Salem.

Malheur Enterprise (Vale, OR) – Saturday, August 21, 1915
Hunt, George

Oregon Pioneer of 1847

G. W. Hunt Died Last Night at His Home in Salem

SALEM, Or., Oct. 9 – (Special) – G. W. Hunt, and Oregon pioneer of 1847, died at his home on High street this evening of pneumonia.  G. W. Hunt was born in Indiana in 1831 and came to Oregon in 1847.  In 1850 he married Miss Elizabeth N. Smith, and soon threreafter took a donation land claim in the Waldo Hills, where he spent all but the last few years of the remained of his life.  He was a very successful farmer, and within a few years after taking his claim he had one of the best farms in the Hills.  He was a great lover of fine livestock and imported numbers of thoroughbred horses, cattle and sheep for breeding purposes.  The first Shropshire sheep brought to the Coast were imported by him.

Mr. Hunt was a well-educated man, and took a prominent part in local affairs of a public nature.  He was a stanch Republican and a vigorous worker, but, though often requested to accept public offices, he always refused.  In the early days he was in the thick of the fight in several battles with Indians, notably in the famous battle on the Abiqua.  He was a consistent Christian and took an active interest in the religious meetings in the community in which he lived.

Mrs. Hunt died in 1891.  In 1901 Mr. Hunt married Elizabeth Ewing, who survives him.  He leaves four children, all well known in this section on the state.  They are: Mrs. T. E. Ashby, of Albany; M. W. Hunt, of Salem; J. T. Hunt, of Whiteaker, and Mrs. B. D. Stevens, of Weiser, Idaho.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Friday, October 10, 1902
Evans, W. A.

W. A. Evans

SALEM, Oct. 9 – (Special) – W. A. Evans, aged 72, died at his home in this city last night.  He was born in Pennsylvania and came to Oregon in 1859.  He lived in Yamhill County until 1874, when he moved to Salem.  He leaves three sons – Roscoe Evans, of Portland; John Evans, of Hoquiam, Wash., and Charles Evans, a well-known Salem barber.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Friday, October 10, 1902
Sheppard, Unknown

DIED – Two convicts at the penitentiary died last week – one, a man named Sheppard, and an Indian – both from Union county.  Their disease was consumption.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 23, 1872
Mascher, William

OBITUARY – Elder W. L. Mascher died at his residence, near Silverton, on the 22d of March last, at the age of thiry-five years.  He leaves a widow and seven children.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, April 6, 1872
Thompson, Hugh

OLD SOLDIER DEAD – Mr. Hugh Thompson, late of Polk county, died at Salem this week, at the age of 82 years.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812.

Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, April 13, 1872
Chadwick, Stephen

Stephen F. Chadwick Dead

He Passes Away Suddenly at His Home Tuesday Evening.

Another pioneer and distinguished citizen of Oregon has passed to the beyond.  Stephen F. Chadwick died suddenly Tuesday evening at Salem.  He had partaken of his supper and on arising from the table, he dropped unconscious and soon passed into the stream of death to which all mortality are tending.

Mr. Chadwick was born in Middleton, Connecticut, on the 25th of December, 1825.  He was of English and Scotch origin, and possessed the genial traits and characteristics of his ancestry,  In 1855 he was married to Miss Jane Smith, a daughter of Judge Richard Smith of Virginia.  S. F. Chadwick was a Scottish Rite Mason of the 33d degree, has held the position of grand master of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Oregon, and has been chairman of the committee on foreign correspondence for more than a quarter of a century.  In 1864 and '68 he was presidential elector on the democratic ticket, and in the latter year carried the electoral vote of Oregon to Washington.  He was the first judge of Douglas county, and in 1876 – being at the time secretary of state – he assumed the executive chair of Oregon on the election of L. F. Grover to the office of U. S. senator.  At the laying of the corner stone of the state capitol at Salem, he delivered an address that was highly commended by all who heard the truly eloquent speech.  At the reunion of pioneers at Salem in 1874 he was the principal speaker, and he stirred the hearts of the old pioneers to the highest pitch of enthusiasm.  Thus, one by one the old pioneers of Oregon are passing away, and in the death of Stephen F. Chadwick, they have lost from their ranks a true and worthy member, one who has passed through the hardships and trials of pioneer life, one whom they most highly esteemed, and one for whom the survivors most deeply mourn his loss.  His name is written upon the hearts of the people, and will brighten the pages of their history.  His public career was long, brilliant and useful, his faith in the right never faltered, and his devotion to truth and justice never wavered or ceased.  In social life he was a man genial and of kindly disposition, and had a host of warmest friends.  He was a loyal citizen, and would cheerfully make any personal sacrifice to advance the interests of his adopted state.  He was filled with genuine charity, and exemplified in word and act that great right of religious freedom which is the freedom of every American citizen.

Full of years and of honors, Stephen F. Chadwick has been gathered to his Father's mansion, leaving behind him a record of duty nobly done.

The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 17, 1895
Brown, R. G.

R. G. Brown, treasurer of Marion county, died Monday evening from neuralgia of the heart quite suddenly.  He was 29 years of age.

The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 17, 1895
Cook, Madeline

Madeline E. Cook

Services for Madeline E. Cook, 97, of 755 Taybin Road NW, who died Tuesday, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Virgil T. Golden mortuary, Rev. L.H. Steinhoff officiating.

Born in Ohio, she lived in Idaho and later Klamath Falls for 42 years before coming to Salem in 1950. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and Rebekahs.

Survivors include one daughter Mrs. William Stolk, Salem; sons Kile, Salem and Troy, Mexico; none grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

The casket will be open until 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Malloy, Adella

Adella L. Malloy

Mrs. Adella L. Malloy, 86, of Rt. 4, Box 559, died Wednesday at a Salem nursing home. She came from Salem four years ago from Missouri.

Survivors include widower O.E.; sister Mrs. William Cooper, Flatriver, Mo.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Barrick mortuary. Dr. S. Raynor Smith officiating. Interment will be in City View Cemetery.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Miller, Neal

Neal Miller

Woodburn -- Neal Miller, 76, of Rt. 1, Box 328, died Wednesday in a Portland hospital. Services are pending at Ringo-Cornwell mortuary.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Arbuckle, Ethel

Ethel B. Arbuckle

Services for Ethel B. Arbuckle, 84, of 1725 Fairmont Ave. S., who died Tuesday, will be 10:30 a.m. today, at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Rev. George Swift officiating. Barrick mortuary in charge.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Byrne, Elbert

Elbert Byrne

Services for Elbert Byrne, 55, of 695 Commercial St. NE, who was found dead at his residence Tuesday, will be 3 p.m. today at Virgil T. Golden mortuary. Dr. S.Raynor Smith officiating. Interment will be in Williamette National Cemetery, Portland.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Olson, Corrine

Corrine B. Olson

Services for Corrine B. Olson, 59, of 1955 Fir St. S, who died Tuesday, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Rev. Dennis Marttalla and Rev. L.H. Steinhoff officiating. Interment will be in Belcrest Memorial Pary. The casket will be open until 9 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests contributions to the St. Mark's Church or the American Cancer Society. Howell-Edwards mortuary is in charge.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Webster, Frank

Frank S. Webster, 87, died Wednesday at a Salem nursing home.

Born in Woodland, Calif., he had been in Salem since 1964. Prior to that time, he lived in Independence and McMinnville. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include daughter Marjorie Bedsaul, Salem; sons Byron, McMinnville, and Ivan, Torrence, Calif.; sister Mrs. Lorena Haynes, Cottage Grove; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Howell-Edwards mortuary, Dr. C. Gene Albertson officiating. Interment will be in Masonic cemetery, McMinnville

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Teague, Troy

Teague Rites on Saturday

Stayton -- Memorial services for Troy Eugene (Gene) Teague, 58, of 1837 Cedar St., who is presumed drowned in a June 25 boating accident on the Salmon River in Idaho, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stayton High School auditorium, Rev. L. Dwight Curtis officiating.

Born in Tennessee, he lived in Oregon most of his life and owned and operated Gene Teague Chevrolet Co. in Stayton the past 20 years. He was active in civic affairs and was awarded the Stayton Chamber of Commerce First Citizen award in 1958. He served as president of the chamber in 1960. He worked on Community Chest campaigns for the North Santiam area and was director of the Stayton Welfare Fund from 1960 to 1969. He was a board member of the Marion County UGN from 1961 to 1967.

He was interested in horsemanship and served as president of the Northwest Saddlebred Association from 1964 to 1966. Boating had become his major hobby and he worked with the development of several recreational area. He served as president of the Salem Chapter of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders in 1968. He was a founder and board member of the North Santiam River Guides.

Survivors include widow Grace; daughters Mrs. Leslie Darby, Portland, and Mrs. Kathleen Bell, Eugene; brothers W.I., Walla Walla, Wash., Emerson, Salem, Charles, Eugene, Hugh Mercer, Medford, and James Mercer, Portland; sisters Mrs. Lester Clark, Stayton, and Mrs. Charles Spencer, Eugene; five grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland. Weddle mortuary is in charge.

The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Cooke, E. N.

Death of Hon. E. N. Cooke.

On the 6th instant Hon. E. N. Cooke, of Salem, died. Mr. Cooke was a native of Jefferson county, New York, moved to Ohio, and from that state in 1851, to Oregon. Engaged in merchandising in Salem, where he remained till the time of his death. He was elected treasurer of state in 1862, which office he filled for the ensuing eight years. He was a man of the strictest personal integrity, and carried to his death the respect of all who knew him.

The Coast Mail (Marshfield, OR) - May 17, 1879
Cox, Adeline

SALEM, Or., Aug. 11 – (Special) – Mrs. Adeline F. Cox, pioneer of 1846, died at her home in this city tonight, aged 75 years.  The deceased was born in Missouri in 1828.  She is survived by seven children, three of whom, Dr. Norris R. Cox, A. M. Cox and Charles M. Cox, are prominent men of Portland.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, August 12, 1903
Harney, Eunice

SALEM, Or., Aug. 11 – (Special) – Miss Eunice Harney, the 19-year-old daughter of James Harney, of Haystack, Crook County, died in this city today of typhoid fever.  She came to Salem early in July and had been sick about ten days.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, August 12, 1903
Condon, Perry

Condon - At the state hospital at Salem, July 1, 1901, Mr. P.G. Condon, of paralysis, aged 65 years.
Deceased was born in Ohio, and came to California in '52 residing there until 1879 when he came to Oregon settling first in Josephine county, removed from there to Cottage Grove, Lane County 19 years ago. He was married in Josephine county in 1883 to Mrs. C.J. Southworth. Deceased had been ill for a number of years and early this spring was taken to the state hospital for treatment. He leaves a wife, a son, Leland and on daughter, Irene.

The Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR) - Friday, July 5, 1901
Contributed by Kyle M. Condon
Barzee, Mary

Died

BARZEE – At Turner, Oregon, Dec. 30, 1904, Mrs. Mary Barzee, aged 72 years, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Barzee is survived by ten children, among them being Atty. Louis Barzee, of Roseburg, and F. S. Barzee, of Drain.  Nine of them was present at the funeral which was held at Turner Sunday.  The deceased was one of the highly esteemed pioneers of this state, and a noble Christian lady.

Roseburg Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, January 2, 1905

Foster, Anthoney

Anthoney Darion Foster, five-year-old son of Robert and Erin (DeWalt) Foster, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 in Salem, Oregon. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center followed by interment at Idlewild Cemetery.

Anthoney Darion Foster was born March 9, 1996 in Hood River, Ore., and moved to Salem, Ore., in 1998. Anthoney was a true inspiration to his family and everyone who met him. He was a true fighter and had a strong will to live even with his very difficult battle with Krabbe Disease.

Anthoney is survived by his parents, Rob and Erin Foster of Salem; and grandparents, George Wooding of Orfino, Idaho and Julia Wooding of Dallesport, Wash., and Bob Foster and Jessie Foster-Troxel, both of Hood River, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hunter's Hope Foundation c/o Anderson Tribute Center, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Reed, Boy

Shot – A boy by the name of Reed, living near Silverton, Marion county, accidentally shot and killed himself a few days since.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 23, 1882
Hawley, Martha

Martha, a four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hawley, of Salem, died at that place of diphtheria on the 9th inst.  This is the second child that Mr. and Mrs. Hawley have lost by that disease within a few weeks and a third is not expected to recover.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 21, 1882
Newsome, David

David Newsome, well known throughout Oregon, died in Marion county, on the 17th.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 21, 1882
Leonard, Brower

Brower Leonard, while out hunting near Silverton a few days since, fell upon his gun, causing it to be discharged, the ball entering his abdomen.  Physicians have failed to find the ball, and the wound is considered extremely dangerous.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 25, 1882
McCrary, Nora

Poisoned

Says the Salem Statesman of March 2d: Yesterday evening we heard the startling news of the death from poisoning of Nora McCrary, aged 12 years.  The particulars are as follows: The little girl, who lives with her uncle Mr. A. F. McCrary, just across the road, east, from Rev. J. L. Parrish's residence, had been over to Mr. Parrish's playing, and had accidentally picked up a bottle of strychnine, and poured therefrom into her hand about fifteen grains of the poison, which she put into her mouth.  In the meantime she had gone home, and [?] went into spasms.  Her aunt, who was at the house, did not know what she had taken and it was fully an hour and a half before medical aid arrived.  Every possible antidote was administered, and the little girl after she knew what she had taken, took everything the physicians administered without a murmur, but it was of no avail, and as seven o'clock last evening the spirit of this poor little victim passed into the great unknown.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 4, 1882
Denny, John

John F. Denny, a former member of the Oregon Legislature from Marion county, died near Oakland, Douglas county, on the 16th of February, aged 62 years.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 18, 1882
Snowden, S. D.

S. D. Snowden, aged 70 years, died at his home in Gervais, on the 31st ult.  He was a surveyor and has probably surveyed more claims in Oregon than any other man.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 15, 1882
Swander, Elva

Elva Mary Maude Swander, 90, of Salem, died May 18, 1995, in Salem.

She was born in Cavalier, ND on March 15, 1905.  She moved to Salem in August 1924 and to Lebanon in 1938.  She married Arnold Swander on Nov. 6, 1938 in Salem.  He died Jan. 20, 1972.

She returned to Salem in 1982.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking and playing the piano.  She was a member of the Salem Evangelical Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and participated in other church activities.

She is survived by sons Wilfred “Bill” Swander of Albany and David Swander of Bend; daughters Helen Bender and Carolyn Nawrocki, both of Salem; sister Earlene Thompson of Dickinson, ND; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Saturday and Sunday at Howell-Edwards-Doerkson Chapel of the Gardens in Salem.  Graveside services were held Monday at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.  Memorial services were held Monday at the Salem Evangelical Church.

Contributions may be made to the Church Missionary Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Chapel of the Gardens.

Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995
Carrick, Viola

Viola May Carrick, 85, of Salem died May 26, 1995 in Salem.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Newberg.  The Rev. Denny Connot will officiate.

Carrick was born July 18, 1909 in Plainview to William and Sarah (Chandler) Wilbanks.  She grew up in Libery and Rainier.

She married Clyde Edward Carrick on Sept. 10, 1926.  Clyde Carrick was a logger and because of his job, the lived in a number of Oregon towns, including Lebanon, Salem and Philomath.

Carrick worked as a beautician and as a nurse’s aide.  She was a charter member of the First Nazarene Church in Independence and a member of Rebekah Lodge #1 in Salem.  She helped state the Meals on Wheels program in Stanfield.

Surviving her are sons Clyde Carrick and Larry Carrick; daughters Frances Harris, Opal Bristow, Barbara Dickason, Margaret Balsch, Wanda Gage and Ida May Thomas; sister Ada B. Nichol; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Clyde Carrick died in 1986.  One grandchild, Sharon Harris, also preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  Arrangements were handled by Macy and Son Funeral Directors.

Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Sink, Ray

Ray Sink Killed

Probably the Victim of a Deep Laid Plot

Expected To Be Married Soon

A Body Supposed to be His Found Floating in the Willamette

A telegram was received Wednesday evening from the sheriff of Marion county announcing that Ray Sink had been killed, but no particulars were given.  T. E. Sink, a brother of the murdered man, and C. H. Belchee, his brother-in-law, immediately started  for Salem with the intention of bringing the body home this evening.  A telegram from them is expected hourly.

Ray Sink was a farmer, owning considerable property in Sherman county and living about two and one0-half miles north of Wasco having lived there about 15 years.  He was about 37 years of age and in easy circumstances.

There seems to be considerable mystery connected with the case and it is probable he was murdered for money though he only had $125 when he left Wasco.

It is generally understood that Mr. Sink went to the valley with the intention of getting married and also to buy the necessary furniture for housekeeping.  He left Wasco September 4th and went to Silverton, the home of Miss Cora Cox, whom he expected to make his wife, and after seeing her went to Salem, since which his friends were unable to locate him until the sorrowful message from the sheriff was received.

Last week the family became uneasy and his brother Ev. Sink started on the 14th to search for him, but after visiting several towns where Ray had been the brother found a man in Portland, names Billy Magers, who told him that the missing man was visiting old friends in Newberg and would meet him (Magers) in Portland Saturday.  This allayed all fears and the search abandoned.

It is now known that the intended marriage spoken of had been arranged through this Magers who was employed by Ray on his ranch since last spring, and who left for the valley about a week ahead of his employer to get everything ready.  The young woman and her family bear a good reputation at their home in Silverton, but Magers, who has acted as a go-between, is an ex-convict and whether or not he is a party to a deeply laid plot to get hold of Mr. Sink’s property is a matter of conjecture.

It is believed by friends here that the body found in the river at Salem September 20th was that of Ray Sink and if such is the case he was probably at the bottom of the Willamette when his brother was searching for him.  The description given by the Oregonian of the ghastly find is as follows:


SALEM, OR., Sept. 20 – With hands and feet securely tied and each weighted with iron, a body was found floating in the Willamette river, 200 yards below the steel bridge, near the Polk county side, today.  The discovery was made by boys in row boats.  Coroner Woods, of Polk county was notified, and held an inquest on the river bank opposite Salem this afternoon.  A wound made with a blunt instrument in the forehead, a knife wound below the right jaw and evidence of a hard blow in the mouth, breaking the upper jaw, were found.  In the pocket was a business card of William Gadsby, housefurnisher, represented by McGraths, Portland.”  A business card of “R. H. Weeks, warm-air furnaces, was also carried.  An excursion ticket on the O. R. & N. from The Dalles to Grant’s, good until October 15, and a rebate check on the Southern Pacific, from Junction City to Brooks, dated August 17, were also found on the person, and an open-faced gold-filled watch, which had stopped at 7:12.

Elmer Herritt, living two miles from Salem, on the Wallace road recognized the weights as those taken from a patent gate at his farm o nthe night of September 9 of 10.

The body was fairly well dressed in a brown sack suit, tan shoes, celluloid collar and cuffs, and a silk necktie.  The height was about 5 feet 10.  The body was one of a person partially bald-headed, with sandy hair and mustache.

The People’s Republic (Wasco, OR) – Thursday, September 22, 1898

Reed, J. J.

News has been received of the death of two more Oregon volunteers at Manila, Frank E. Rofino, of Portland, and J. J. Reed, of Hubbard.

The People’s Republic (Moro, OR) – Friday, November 18, 1898
Foreman, Maurice

Maurice "Butch" Riley Foreman, 68, of Keizer, died Nov. 4, 2008.

Born, Aug. 13, 1940, Foreman served 26 years in the U.S. Navy and 13 years as a youth counselor at McLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

He is survived by wife Rose Marie; daughters Cheri Ann and Tracy Pettersen; brother Tom Hickey; sisters Shelia Robino, Tammy and Corky; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held in the spring at Willamette National Cemetery and the ocean.

Woodburn Independent (Woodburn, OR) - November 29, 2008
Davis, Marion

Marion Alvah Davis was born in Springfield, Ore., Oct. 28, 1892.  He spent his early life in and near Springfield until he moved to Woodburn with his parents in January, 1910, where he has resided up to the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Merle Bonney of Woodburn, Aug. 10, 1913, and to this union was born one daughter.

He had suffered for about six years with stomach trouble, which was not thought serious until a few weeks ago.  On April 14 he was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, where on April 15, he underwent an operation to relieve this trouble.  Little hope was given for his recovery and on the evening of April 22, he passed away at the age of 23 years, 5 months and 24 days.

He leaves a wife, Mrs. Merle Davis, a baby, Doris, aged 16 months; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Davis, of Woodburn, and two brothers, Chas. G. Davis, of Sheridan, Ore. And Walter E. Davis of Mt. Angel, besides a host of friends.

The remains were brought to the home of his parents near Woodburn, where services were held Monday, April 24th, at 2 p.m., and interment was at Belle Passi Cemetery.

He was a member of Woodburn I.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 129.   –Woodburn Independent.

The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, May 4, 1916
Billings, Margaret

Miss Margaret Billings, a daughter of Mrs. M. Billings, died yesterday morning at the state hospital at Salem.  W. F. Walker went to Salem yesterday to prepare the body for burial, and the funeral will be held at his chapel here some time tomorrow, with interment at the Laurel Grove cemetery.  Rev. H. C. Ethel will have charge of the services.  Miss Billings was born March 9, 1880.

The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, March 2, 1916
Wenger, Rudolph

Mrs. Rudolph Wenger, a former resident of Springfield, died at her home in Salem January 29, 1916, aged 21 years.  Besides her husband she leaves two little children, one 19 months old and one 25 days old.  Mr. Wenger is a cousin of the Lamberty boys.  Mr. and Mrs. Nate Rowe, Francis and Nicholas Lamberty went to Salem Monday to attend the funeral.

The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, February 3, 1916
Richardson, J. C.

Was Once Pastor Of Springfield Church

Rev. J. C. Richardson, one of the pioneer Baptist preachers of the Willamette Valley passed away on last Saturday evening in the Salem hospital.  The remains were brought to Eugene for burial on Tuesday.  The funeral services were held from the First Baptist church, Rev. S. S. Johns officiating assisted by Rev. Ferris of this place.

Rev. Richardson was once pastor of McKenzie Fork Baptist church (now Springfield church) for 16 years, and was well known to the older members of this church and was greatly beloved by all who knew him.  He was born in Missouri and was 83 years and some months old.  The funeral services were attended by a large company of his early friends.

The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, January 20, 1916
Booth, Mary

Funeral services were held at Salem Friday for Mrs. Mary Bushing Booth, with of Rev. Robt. Booth and step mother of R. A. Booth of Eugene.  Mrs. Booth was 77 years old.

The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Monday, January 17, 1916
Kinney, Robert

R. C. Kinney, the well-known milk owner of Salem, died in that city on Tuesday.  Mr. Kinney was an old resident of the State and has always been identified with its best interests, without ever having held any office.  His death will prove a severe loss to Oregon.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 6, 1875
Nicklin, Arthur

Died

Dr. Arthur Ingram Nicklin died at Good Samaritan hospital at Portland this morning at 2 o'clock, after a short illness.  He leaves a widow and two sons, Israel T., of Eugene, and Frank, of Pendleton.  The burial will take place Monday at Salem.  I. T. went to Portland on this morning's early train.

Mr. Nicklin, the deceased, was born in Virginia, October 4, 1848; came to Oregon in 1860; graduated from the Willamette medical university in 1872; in 1873 he removed to Eugene and engaged in active practice and was also appointed United States examining surgeon, which position he filled unto 188[?]; he then became resident physician of the Oregon insane asylum, East Portland, under the Hawthorne administration; he acted as head physician, druggist and superintendent for about one year, until the patients were taken in charge by the state, and Dr. Nicklin then removed them, numbering about 4[??], to Salem.  In 1894 he returned to Portland, and has since continued in general practice; he was a charter member of the Oregon state medical society; he was a republican most of his life, but voted for Bryan the last two presidential elections.

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 18, 1902


Correction – The late Dr. A. I. Nicklin was born in 1828 instead of 1848 as the type made us to say in the obituary sketch Saturday.

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday, January 20, 1902
Hill, Winthrop

Gone To His Rest

The sad news has reached this city of the death of Winthrop A. Hill.  “Wint,” as he was familiarly known, after a lingering illness succumbed to the dread destroyer, consumption, and died at the residence of Hon. E. L. Bristow, in Salem, last Monday.  The remains were conveyed to Albany on Tuesday and consigned to their last earthly resting place by Albany Lodge No. 4, I.O.O.F., of which he was an honored and worthy member.  Deceased was about 26 years of age.  Peace to his ashes.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 3, 1880



Winthorp A. Hill, a member of Albany Lodge No. 4, I.O.O.F., died at the residence of E. L. Bristow, Salem, last Monday.  His remains were taken to Albany for burial.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, January 10, 1880
Keil Children

Scarlet fever prevails at Aurora, three children of F. Keil having died from it within a month.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 10, 1880
Shepard, Archell

Died – At Salem, Jan. 20th, of consumption, Archell Shepard, half brother of Mrs. S. A. Ogden, of this city.  Aged 18 years and 9 months.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 31, 1880
Porter, William

Hon. W. G. Porter, ex-assessor of Marion county, died at his residence in Turner on the 27th of January.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 7, 1880
Savage, Lute

[?]ith conducted the funeral services of Mr. Lute Savage at the [?].  Mr. Savage came to this [?] the same year as Col. Nesmith did.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 21, 1880
Clawson, Emma

Died – Miss Emma Clawson, sister of Mrs. L. G. Adair of this city, died at Portland August 17th.  Mr. Adair and wife went to Portland Tuesday morning to be in attendance at the funeral of their sister.  At one time she taught in the Harrison street school, Portland, and was much esteemed by those who knew her.  She was buried at Salem.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 21, 1880
Tedrow, Eva

Died – Miss Eva Tederow, aged 17, formerly a resident of this city, died at Salem last Saturday.  The remains were brought here and interred in the Masonic cemetery.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 30, 1880
Campbell, George

Died – An inmate of the penitentiary, from this county, who went by the name of George Campbell, died at that institution a short time since from injuries received while confined in the Lane county jail.  One day he refused to enter his cell, and while being forced was thrown against the cell door, the fall injuring his abdomen and finally causing his death.  He was sent to the penitentiary for stealing a watch from Gainey Matthews at Creswell.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 18, 1880
Moores, John

The late J. H. Moores was an exempt fireman, having served seven years in Salem company.  During the funeral procession Saturday, the fire bell was tolled and the flags over the engine house placed at half-mast.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 25, 1880
Jordan Child

A little five year old son of Mrs. J. W. Jordan, and grandson of Dr. Belt formerly of Salem, while playing on the railroad track, was run over by the cars and instantly killed at his home near Oakland, Cal.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 2, 1881

How, Charlie

The Mysterious Murder

The Salem Statesman of the 21st contains the following concerning the mysterious murder at that place:

During the fore part of last night there were a number of Chinamen in the building, and from the noise they made it is supposed were gambling and got into a quarrel.   It is supposed that Charlie How then left and afterwards returned to the room and was met at the door and shot dead.  The bullet entered the body, went directly through the heart and lodged in the backbone, where it was found this morning by Dr. Jessup, who dissected him.  The night watchmen were on Commercial street, and when they heard the report of the pistol, rushed to the scene, but everything was as quiet and serene as the midnight air, and no mortal eye, perhaps, was present to witness the awful deed.  The coroner’s jury were in session yesterday for seven hours, and strenuous efforts were made to fasten the crime upon the guilty party, but without success, and the verdict returned was that the deceased came to his death form the effects of a wound received by a pistol in the sands of some party unknown to the jury.  A complete mystery shrouds the affair, and the chances are that the murderer will escape the clutches of the law.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 26, 1881
Miller, Oscar

Mysterious Disappearance

Last Sunday morning Oscar, eldest son of Mr. Augustus Miller, of Stayton, says the Salem Talk, started out for the Santiam to go fishing.  Not returning in the evening, his parents became alarmed and instituted search for him, which resulted in finding his hat floating on the water, and the skiff in which he had been fishing from lodged in some drift wood, with the bottom up.  It is supposed that the boat drifted out into the current, and being unable to manage it, turned over, drowning the young man.  Parties have been busily engaged the past week dragging the river in the vicinity in which he is supposed to have drowned, but so far have not succeeded in finding the body.  Oscar was nearly 15 years of age, a bright boy and well liked by all who knew him.  His parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 14, 1881
Behrens, Louis

Louis Behrens, a Brakesman on the O. & C. R. R., Falls from a Box Car and is Instantly Killed


From the Salem Statesman, of Tuesday, May 17th, we take the following account of the accidental killing of Louis Behrens, of this city:

Last Sunday morning a most melancholy accident occurred at the railroad depot.  A special freight train consisting of locomotive and eight flat and box cars arrived at the depot, about fifteen minutes after 8 o’clock.  The train had just come in and the brakesman, Louis Behrens, after throwing on two brakes came to the third, and catching it whirled around, but in some manner lost his footing outside of the rails.  It is thought by some that in the fall his neck was broken, and that he was instantly killed.  Frank Baker, who was standing near the track at the time of the accident, states that he fell with his beast across the track, and endeavored to push himself off, but the wheel caught his neck crushing the vertebrae.  Dr. Adams examined the corpse, and stated before the jury that the neck was not mangled, and that the car wheels could not possibly have passed over the neck without more or less bruising it.  Exactly how his death occurred will forever remain unknown.

Louis was quite well known in this city, and was an honest hard-working young man.  He has been in the employ of the company for about three years, and was considered an industrious young man of good behavior.  His home was in Eugene, with his mother Mrs. Goodchild, who, we learn is a widow lady and dependent upon him for a living.

Coroner Brown being absent from the city Justice Johnson summoned a jury, in which after examining the body, rendered the following.

Verdict:

We, the undersigned, empanelled, and sworn as a coroner’s jury to inquire into the cause of the death of the person now lying dead before us, find as follows: That the name of said person is Louis Behrens, that he was a brakesman on the extra freight train for the O. & C. R. R. Company, Martin Young, conductor; that the deceased came to his death on the 15th day of May, 1881, as the train was coming to a stop at the Salem depot, by falling form the top of a car, and two cars passing over his neck, killing him instantly.  That it was entirely accidental and no blame can be attached to any other person.

W. Savage
A. F. York
J. Chandler
C. H. Monroe
B. F. Drake
F. Johnson

The cases of a watch in in the deceased’s pocket at the time of the death were mashed, and upon the watch being examined it showed that he died a few seconds of fourteen minutes past 8 o’clock.

The remains were taken to the train yesterday morning and sent to Eugene City for interment.  Mrs. John Holman paid a very touching tribute to the deceased by placing a large wreath of beautiful flowers upon the coffin.  Such acts of kindness are long remembered by persons witnessing them.

The remains were brought to this city on the train, Monday afternoon, and escorted by Master George Alexander, Grant Osburn, Elmer Gray, Frank Dunn, Julius Goldsmith, and W. Huff, his former companions tastefully attired, as pall bearers, to the M. E. Church, where a funeral discourse was preached by Rev. D. Driver.  After which all that remained of Louis Behrens, was list to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Louis had made many friends by his kind and gentlemanly deportment, and for one so young was held in unusual esteem.  His bereaved mother, sisters, and brother, have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 21, 1881
Armbuster, A.

Drowning At Salem – On Saturday evening last a party of gentlemen went bathing in the river at Salem and one of them, Mr. A. Armbuster, getting beyond his depth and being unable to swim was drowned.  The accident occurred at the mouth of South Mill creek, where the channel had been deepened for the passage of steamers landing at the flouring mills.  Mr. Armbuster was a salesman in the employ of J. M. Rosenburg & Co., who immediately offered $100 for the recovery of the body.  Search was kept up nearly all night and renewed early on Sunday but the remains were not recovered until 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  Deceased was a German by birth and had lived only a short time in the city, and about 20 years of age, and has parents residing in Germany.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 30, 1881
Belt, Alfred

Death of Dr. Belt – Dr. A. M. Belt died Friday morning, Aug. 19th, at his residence in Independence, Polk county.  He was buried this afternoon at Salem, Rev. J. W. Sellwood of East Portland conducting the services.  Dr. Belt was one of the early pioneers of this State and resided for many years in Salem where he reared a large family.  His kindly nature endeared him to a large circle of friends and his death will be mourned by many whom he has befriended in the course of a long and useful life.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 27, 1881
McIntire, Melvin

A child of Rev. J. M. McIntire of Hubbard, Linn county, was fatally poisoned on the 7th, by the mother mistaking morphine for quinine and administering a dose of the former.  The child lived but two hours after taking the medicine.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 19, 1881
Smith, Elizabeth

Suicide At Salem

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, a widow of [60 ?] years, died at Salem a few days since.  A neighbor in calling at her residence last Sunday found the door locked and everything quiet around the premises.  The door was broken open, and the dead body of Mrs. Smith was found under the bed.  She had evidently been dead two or three days.  She had arranged sheet and pillow under the bed, showing that it was a case of deliberate suicide.  Dr. W. H. Byrd made an examination of the body, and gave it as his opinion that she died from the effects of strychnine.  Her husband, J. B. Smith, died some years since, and left her in straightened circumstances.  She had been obliged to take in washing for a living, and several times hinted at a determination to take her life.  An inquiry was held, the jury returning a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 27, 1882
Starr, Benjamin

B. F. Starr, formerly of Salem, died at Hailey, Idaho, no the 27th ult.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 19, 1882
Long, Unknown

Homicide in Salem

About midnight Saturday night, Mrs. John C. Long was shot and killed under circumstances which point to her husband and one John W. Bingham as the murderers.  The Coroner held an inquest at 4 o’clock Sunday morning, on which Mr. Long testified that his wife got up from her bed and went out doors, returning in a few minutes said good bye to him and shot herself through the left temple, the ball going through her head and out of a window.  The adverse facts, however, and that Mrs. Long was not left handed; there were no traces of powder on her face, indicating that the pistol had been held some distance from her head, the position in which she laid when the Coroner found her showed that she could not have shot herself as she was turned completely around in her position on the floor.  The revolver could not be found during the inquest but was afterward found under Mrs. Long’s night-dress, in which she was clad at the time of the homicide.  It was very evident that Mrs. Long could not have turned around and secreted the pistol after having sent a ball through her brain.  Testimony was also brought out that Bingham was occupying a room in the house with a twelve-year-old daughter of Mrs. Long and that the person of the daughter had been violated.  Mrs. Long was the mother of three children by a former husband and had been married three months to Mr. Long.  No cause is assigned for the deed.  It was understood last night that Long and Bingham were held without bail to await the action of the grand jury.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 23, 1882


Murder in the Second Degree

Salem, Oct. 14 – The trial of Long, indicted with Bingham for the killing of the wife of the latter, was brought to a close in the Circuit Court of this county Saturday, at 4 o’clock, p.m., when the jury retired.  They were out twenty-four hours and returned a verdict of murder in the second degree.  The jury, when it first went out, stood nine for conviction of murder in the second degree and three against.  Considerable surprise is manifested at the verdict.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 21, 1882
Parsons, Henry

Died – Mr. Henry Parson, well known to the citizens of Eugene, died at Salem, whither he had gone for medical treatment, last Tuesday.  His remains were brought up on Thursday’s train, and after funeral services at the M. E. church, were consigned to their last resting place in the silent city of the dead.  Mr. Parson leaves a wife and family to mourn his decease.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, February 1, 1879
Buxton, Children

The family of W. D. Buxton, on Howell Prairie, have been grievously afflicted the last four weeks, having lost by diphtheria four children.  Harriet J. in her fourteenth year and Charles W. in his twelfth year, died on the 12th ult.  Lillie M. in her tenth year, and William A. in his sixteenth, died on the 19th and 22d.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 10, 1879
Stout, Ephram

Ephram Stout, a pioneer, died on the 17th inst. at Stayton.  He was 80 years.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 31, 1879
Over, B. G.

Mr. B. G. Over who has resided near Mehama several years, died very suddenly on the 15th inst.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 31, 1879
Fuller, Ira

Ira W. Fuller, for many years a resident of Marion county, died a few days since.  He was buried by the Odd Fellows of Silverton.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 31, 1879
Stinson, A. L.

Died – A. L. Stinson died at Salem, of paralysis of the heart, on the 28th inst.  Mr. Stinson was a man of sterling worth and integrity, and though comparatively a young man, being 48 years of age, had gained an enviable reputation throughout the State.  His remains were, yesterday, followed to the grave by the Odd Fellows, Masons, A.O.U.W., and firemen, making no doubt an imposing funeral cortege.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 31, 1879



Death of A. L. Stinson – A private dispatch to Hon. I. R. Moores, received this morning, informed him that at 9 a.m. to-day his friends Stinson fell dead in the street, at Salem.  Mr. Stinson had suffered from heart disease, and no doubt that caused his death.  The deceased was widely known; had been a Grand Master of the I.O.O.F., and stood high in Masonry, having taken the Scottish Rite degree.  He was also Grand Recorder of the newly instituted Order of United Workingmen.  We should suppose that he was between 45 and 50 years of age.  About 1860 he came to Albany, where he followed the printing business, and he probably was one of the best workmen at the art preservative in this state.  In 1863 he was interested in the Albany Enquirer, a Democratic newspaper.  In 1865 he removed to Salem, where he carried on a job printing office, and for two years did the state printing by contract.  In 1868 he commenced the publication of the Willamette Farmer, which he sold in 1872.  After this he was proprietor of a hosiery kitting factory at Jefferson; lived in Albany some years; returned to Salem to engage in job printing again in 1877, where he resided at the time of his death.  These dates may not be exact, but are nearly so Mr. Stinson has many friends who will regret to hear of his death.  He married an adopted daughter of Judge S. D. Haly, of Linn county, and leaves a wife and four children, one being a son nearly grown. - Bee, May 28

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, June 14, 1879

Foley, M. G.

M. G. Foley, of Gervais, died suddenly at his home on the 11th.  He was the first printer to set type in Oregon.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, June 21, 1879
Jones, Willie

A grandson of Mr. Daniel Jones, aged about 13 years, living about four miles south of Salem, was drowned while swimming, Thursday, July 24th.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 2, 1879



A 14 year old boy names Jones living 4 miles southwest of Salem was drowned while bathing in the Willamette on Friday.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, August 9, 1879
Harkin, Maurice

Funeral – Last Thursday says the Salem Statesman as Mr. Maurice Harkin, living near Junction City, was hauling a load of lumber to his dwelling his team became frightened and ran away.  Mr. Hawkin was thrown from the wagon and received injuries from which he died last Tuesday.  The remains were brought to this city and the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the Catholic church.  The deceased was a man highly thought of by all who knew him and his sudden death will cast a gloom over the large circle of friends and acquaintances.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 9, 1879
Bonham, Burton

Burton M. Bonham, aged 17 years, son of Judge Bonham, died at the family home near Salem on the 2d inst.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 11, 1879
Grant, Jackson

Portland Items, from the Standard

Jackson Grant, the murderer of Dennis Spellen in the canton south of this city, died last Monday night in the penitentiary at Salem.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, September 27, 1879
Simmons, Unknown

Mrs. Samuel Simmons, who came to Oregon with her husband in 1845, died recently near Woodburn, Marion county.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, November 15, 1879
McDonald, Eliza

Died – At the Malheur Agency, Feb. 16th, 1880, of billious remittant fever, Mrs. E. J. McDonald, aged 31 years, and 3 months.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, February 28, 1880
Parrish, Rebecca

Mrs. Rebecca Parrish, mother of Mrs. R. L. May, of Salem, died at San Jose, on the 13th inst., aged 77 years.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, May 22, 1880
Holman, Joseph

The Statesman announces the death of Joseph Holman, one of the Eastern Oregon pioneers, coming here 40 years ago and settling at Salem.  He was a good citizen, much respected, and made a fortune which was lost of late years.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, July 3, 1880
Albertson, Bertha

Mrs. Bertha C. (Jackson) Albertson, 86, a former Susanville resident, died at Orange, Calif., Tuesday.  Final services and interment will be in Salem, Ore.  Surviving are her husband, Carl, at the home in Orange; four daughters, Audrey Calhoun, San Diego, Dorothy Langsdorf, Vancouver, Wash., Naomi Osborn, Indianapolis, Ind., and Jackie Millar, Susanville.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Lassen Advocate (Susanville, CA) -  Friday, April 6, 1973
Contributed by Jana
Melotte, Emilie

DEATH RECORD.  Mrs. Paul Melotte died Friday night in the state hospital at Salem, where she had been taken a few days previously.  Her son Frank was with her when she passed away, and he brought the remains home, arriving Monday.  The funeral was held from the house Tuesday forenoon, Rev. S. C. Adams conducting the services; interment in Enterprise cemetery.

Emilie Dishow was born at Vadrl, Lower Canada, June 14, 1822.  She was married on Nov. 11, 1842, to Paul Melotte in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., where they resided until four years ago when they joined their sons here in Enterprise.  She was the mother of 11 children, nine sons and two daughters, of whom four sons, one daughter and the aged husband survive.  The children living are Gilbert and John in New York state, Frank and Joe in this city, and Mrs. Nancy Baulieu of Oregon City.  Mrs. Melotte was a member of the catholic church all her long life, a true wife and loving mother.  Her last years were clouded by infirmities, but made comfortable as possible under the circumstances by the care and devotion of her children.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, March 11, 1909
Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
DeGuire, F. B.

Silverton Pioneer Dead

F. B. De Guire Passes at Age of 91, Oldest Man in Vicinity

Silverton, Oregon, July 24. -- (Special.) -- F. B. De Guire, a pioneer of Oregon and probably the oldest man in this vicinity, died at the home of his son, C. F. De Guire, in this city, late Thursday night.
 
He was buried in the Miller Cemetery this afternoon.

Mr. De Guire was born in St. Genevieve County, Missouri.  March 30, 1818.  Victim of the gold craze in 1849, he crossed the plains to California.  After about two years of prospecting, he returned to his native state, and again in 1854, with his family, he removed to California.  After spending one winter in that state, they moved to Oregon and settled on a farm near St. Paul.  Here they remained three years, when they removed to Silverton, where he had since made his home.

Oregonian (Portland, OR) - July 25, 1909

Transcribed by FoFG
Mayer, Sabena

Death of Mrs. S. C. Mayer

John A. Lulay, of this city, has received word from New Kensington, Pa., of the death of Mrs. S. C. Mayer, who passed away July 10, 1916, at 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Mayer and family came to Stayton on the 16th of October, 1909, first living on the W. L. Freres ranch west of town.  Afterwards they moved to Linn county near Scio, on the Mrs. Hollens ranch for three years.  Then they moved to Fern Ridge on the Joseph Laux place where they lived for two years, when Mr. Laux sold the ranch last fall.  They then moved to Stayton, but on account of Mrs. Mayer's health they went to Oakland, Calif., in December and on April 31 went back to New Kensington, Pa.  On receiving word May 4th of the death of her sister, Mrs. Panion, she was taken worse and was confined to her bed till the time of her death.  Another sister died December 5, 1915.

She is survived by her husband, A. J. Mayer, of New Kensington, and the following children: Gust M. and George of California, Charles and John of Akron, Colorado, Wm. And Lewis, Mrs. M. Fisher, Mrs. Anna McCullough and Miss Magdalena Mayer of New Kensington.  She is also survived by three brothers, George J., of Geistown, Pa., Adam L., of Linn county, Oregon and John A. Lulay of Stayton, Oregon.  - Stayton Standard.

The Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Saturday, July 22, 1916
Hobert, Emma


EMMA L. HOBERT

Birth:  December 11, 900 (Salem, OR)
Parents: John & Lydia (Moege) Misterek
Marriage: Oscar Hobert (October 6, 1920, Sioux Falls, SD).  3 children
Death: March 14, 1989 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age:  88 yr 3 mos 3 ds
Funeral: Friday, March 17, 1989 (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery (Harrold, SD)
Locations: Sioux Falls, SD; Harrold, SD
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: Husband (June, 1983), parents, 7 brothers

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Whipps, Charles

Charles A. Whipps, motor route 1, died Monday morning in Salem at the age of 72 years.  He had been a resident of Eugene for 13 years, coming here from Minnesota with his family.

Mr. Whipps was born in Minnesota and married Miss Nora McDonald in that state.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Whipps; four sons, Roy, George Melvin and Archie, all of Eugene; three daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Mulkenbur of Shakopee, Minn., Mrs. Gladys Olcoklong of Twin Falls, Minn., Mrs. Edna Tucker of Eugene; 17 grandchildren; one brother, James Whipps, who lives in Minnesota.

Funeral announcements will be made later from the Branstetter-Simon chapel.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday, April 3, 1933
Lingo, Marion

The funeral services of Dr. Lingo, who died in Salem a few days ago, was very [?] attended.  Dr. Lingo was one of the first citizens of Salem, and his loss will be deeply felt by his family and friends.  The funeral was attended by the Medical faculty, the Odd Fellows and the Good Templers.

The Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 18, 1869
Baker Child

The Statesman says a little son of Mr. W. H. Baker, of Waldo Hills, met with his death on the 29th in the following manner:  It seems that his father had a horse which was harnessed up, to let him have a ride.  The horse became frightened in some way and becoming entangled in the harness was dragged under the horse’s feet; this made the already excited beast perfectly furious, and before he could be stopped he had dragged the unfortunate child for over two miles, mangling his dead body in a frightful manner.  The afflicted father was in town late last evening to bring word to his two daughters, who are attending school at this place.  The funeral will take place some time to-day.

The Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 6, 1869
Claeys, Justin

Justin R. Claeys, five-months old son of Randall and Carmen [?] Claeys of Salem died December 25, 1984 at his home.

He was born June 29, 1984 in Salem.  Graveside services were held December 28 and Hopewell Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Mulkey of the Court Street Christian Church of Salem officiating.

Survivors include his parents Randall and Carmen Claeys of Salem, a sister, Rachele N. Claeys of Salem, his grandparents, Bonnie and [?]man Clow of Irrigon and Jo[?] Williams of Davenport, Iowa; great-grandparents Daisy and W[?]don Swan and John and Hazel [?] all of Danton, Walter and L[?] Behm of Port Byron, Illinois, [?] Lola Claeys of Atkinson, Illinois.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation.  Scott-McGhehey funeral home in McMinnville was in charge of arrangements.

The Enterprise (Boardman, OR) – Thursday, January 17, 1985
Gehlen, Charles

Cyclist Dies
SALEM, Or., Aug. 19 – Charles Gehlen Jr., 12, died of a skull fracture in a Salem hospital Saturday night after a collision between the bicycle he was riding and a car driven by W. J. Wright of Stayton at Stayton about noon.

The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, August 20, 1939
Howard, Nina

Nina D. Howard of Silverton, formerly of Sweet Home, died May 30 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Howard was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to David and Hazel Morgan DeMers. She married Eugene Howard in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 17, 1966. He died Dec. 6, 1980.

She lived in Goshen and the McKenzie River area until 1942, when she moved to Sweet Home. Howard worked as a butcher in a poultry plant. She enjoyed her animals and raising fuchsias.

Survivors include a daughter, Billyann Malone of Turner; a son, Gene Stewart of Eugene; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter, Anita, and a son, David, died previously.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society in care of the funeral chapel.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Lantz, James

James W. "Jim" Lantz of Salem, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died June 14 of cancer. He was 74.

Lantz was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Terrebonne to Roy and Minnie Downing Lantz.

He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. Lantz served in the Army from 1947 until 1980 and was discharged at the rank of colonel. He worked as a state tax collector for 22 years. He lived in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., as well as Salem.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; two sons, Lanny of Otis and Tim of Fall Creek; two stepsons, John Shrull of Castle Rock, Wash., and Rick Shrull of Marshfield, Mo.; two sisters, Clara Craig of Grants Pass and Irene Wetzle of Los Alamos, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held later. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Palm Springs Mortuary in Palm Springs, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, June 20, 2002

Lewis, Frances

The funeral will be held June 25 for Frances D. Lewis of Salem, formerly of Eugene, who died June 19 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Lewis was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Tekamah, Neb., to Edward and Bess Copenhaver King. She married Clark Lewis in Papillion, Neb., on Aug. 12, 1934. He died in August 1998.

She lived in Eugene from 1949 until 1998, when she moved to Salem.

Survivors include a son, Larry of Salem; two brothers, Homer King of Eugene and Neil King of Colorado; a sister, Juanita Hulett of Eugene; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Tuesday's service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1311 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 22, 2002
Blanchet, Francis


Archbishop Blanchett, of the Catholic Church, died at Portland, last Monday.  He was one of Oregon’s earliest missionaries and was beloved by all who knew him.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, June 23, 1883
Doty, Elmira

Mrs. N. R. Doty, who resides near Jefferson, Marion county, died on the 11th.  Mrs. Doty came to Oregon in 1850.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 21, 1883
Blain, Frances

Mrs. Blaine, of Oakland, died at Salem Friday from the effects of having a tumor removed.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 5, 1883
Simpson, Ethel

On Tuesday J. Simpson, of South Salem, lost his six-year old daughter by scarlet fever, and on Wednesday Isaac Newton, aged 15, and of the same place, died of the disease.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 24, 1883
Newton, Isaac

On Tuesday J. Simpson, of South Salem, lost his six-year old daughter by scarlet fever, and on Wednesday Isaac Newton, aged 15, and of the same place, died of the disease.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 24, 1883

Nesbitt, Jane

Died – Mrs. James Nesbitt, a sister of William Blanton, died at Salem Saturday, aged 74 years.  She leaves two children out of a family of ten.  She was a pioneer of 1847.

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday February 3, 1902
Pulley, S. E.

PULLEY - At Salem, Or., February 12, 1921, S. E. Pulley. Remains are at the parlors of the East Side Funeral Directors, 414 East Alder street. Notice of funeral services will appear in a later issue.

The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, February 13 1921
Louk, John

John P. Louk, 76, Dead at Salem

CRESWELL, April 2 – (Special) – Lohn P. Louk, 76, of Springfield, a resident of Creswell for many years, died Tuesday in Salem.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Louk of Springfield; and two sons, Fred of Springfield and Arthur of Greenfield, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Schwering chapel, Creswell, with Rev. S. D. Trafren officiating.  Masonic services will be conducted at the grave in the Creswell cemetery.

Louk was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic lodge.  He lived in Creswell from 1907 until two years ago when he moved to Springfield.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Wednesday, April 2, 1930
Smith, John

Dr. J. N. Smith Passes Sunday

SALEM, Ore., April 21 – Dr. J. N. Smith, who was superintendent of the Oregon State Institution for Feeble Minded from 1915 to early this year, and whose studies into the subject of sterilization of the mentally and socially unfit made him widely known professionally, died suddenly at Newport yesterday.  He was 77 years old.

Dr. Smith was stricken while walking on the beach and died soon afterwards.

The funeral will be held at the Rigdon mortuary in Salem Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock with interment in City View cemetery.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday, April 21, 1930
Hillman, Robert

SALEM, April 22 – Robert Hillman, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hillman in the Brush creek district near Silverton, died early this morning of infantile paralysis at the home of his parents.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Tuesday, April 22, 1930
Stillwell, Anna

Counted, Dies

SALEM, Ore., April 24 – While a census enumerator was in her home here yesterday afternoon Mrs. Anna Stillwell, 86, fell to the floor dead.  She had just finished giving data to the enumerator.
[Enumerated on North Church St. in Salem, Oregon.]

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Thursday, April 24, 1930
Williams, Joseph

Williams Family Loses Two in One Stroke By Deaths

Thomas H. Williams, 74, who established the Williams Bakery in Eugene many years ago, died Thursday morning at the Pacific Christian hospital, and a few hours later the death of his son, Joseph C. Williams, Salem, was reported.  Both men succumbed after short illnesses.  Neither had been in good health of late.  The younger man was visiting in Salem.

The elder Williams was born in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 2, 1855, and came to the United States as a boy, settling in Ohio.  He later moved to Huron, S.D., and 28 years ago came with his family to Hood River, where he entered the bakery business.  Seven years later he came to Eugene and established the Williams Bakery, and has lived here since.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Williams; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Walter Dimm; and one son, Basil Williams of Eugene.

The body of the elder Williams will lie at the Veatch chapel Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon with Rev. Frederick Jennings officiating.  Interment will be in the Resthaven Memorial park.

Joseph Williams had gone to Salem Saturday where he was taken suddenly ill.  Death came at about noon Thursday.  He had suffered a nervous breakdown last winter and had been in ill health at the present time.  He had been associated with his father in the bakery business.  Services for him had not been arranged but may be at the same time.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Thursday, April 24, 1930
Cottenware, Edward

Boomwalker Drowns

SALEM, Ore., April 25 – E. J. Cottenware, 42, boomworker for the paper mill, was drowned in the slough about 9:30 o’clock.  No one saw him fall into the water but he was missed by john McCullah, boom boat operator.  His body was recovered with a pike pole at the end of the reft in ten feet of water shortly after noon.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Friday, April 25, 1930
Huitt, James

HUITT – At Salem, Or., July 1, James Huitt, aged 83 years.  Remains at the establishment of J. P. Finley & Son, Third and Madison sts.  Funeral notice will appear in a later issue.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, July 3, 1912


HUITT – The funeral services of the late James Huitt, who passed away at Salem, Or., July 1, will take place at Finley’s chapel tomorrow (Friday), at 2 o’clock P.M.  Interment at Lone Fir Cemetery.  Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, July 4, 1912
Huitt, William

Albany, Sept. 14 – William Huitt, 54, died suddenly Monday while working in the Stayton flouring mill, after drinking a quantity of ice water.  He had lived in Stayton more than 15 years, during which he was employed in the A. D. Gardner mill.  Before coming to Stayton he was employed in the Turner mill.  He is survived by his wife and two sons.

The Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, OR) – Thursday, September 14, 1922
Finegan, Melvin

MELVIN L. FINEGAN
July 9, 1926 - September 17, 2012

DALLAS - Service 9:30am Thurs, Sept 20th in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center graveside service at 12 noon at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

The Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR) - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Lulay, John

John Lulay Passes Beyond Suddenly

Stayton, April 11 – John A. Lulay died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Reiger on Monday morning at 7:15.  He was taken suddenly ill about six weeks ago, and was so much improved that he was moved from his own home here to that of his daughter, a week ago.  A sudden change for the worse brought on his death.  All of his children were with him.

He was born Sept. 27, 1863 on a farm in Butler county Pennsylvania.  On July 23, 1895 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Miller, a Spangler, Penn.  To this union nine children were born, four dying  in infancy.

The family moved to Stayton in 1908, where they have since resided.  Mrs. Lulay died on January 20, 1909, leaving several small children, Mr. Lulay was both father and mother to them.

He is survived by Mrs. Mary Reiger, Henry and Pius Lulay of Stayton; Albert, Mr. Angel and Leo of Portland.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at the Catholic church conducted by Rev. Scherbring and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery here.  The body will lie in state at the family home until the funeral.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, April 12, 1932
Lulay, Adam

At Sublimity, Oregon, December 24, Adam Lulay, aged 74 years.  Beloved husband of Sabina Lulay.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 26, at 9:30 from St. Boniface Catholic church, Sublimity, under the direction of the Salem Mortuary.  Friend invited.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Friday, December 25, 1931
Lulay, Herbert

Service Men

Stayton – Death of Herbert Lulay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lulay of Sublimity, was confirmed Wednesday in a letter from his major to his parents.  Lulay is the first service man from this district to die.  He was training at Camp Roberts, Calif., and was sent to Australia.  Cause of death is not known, but previous letters indicated that he had been ill.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Friday, January 1, 1943
Lulay, Nick

Nick Lulay, Former Sublimity Mayor Dies, Rites Set Today

SUBLIMITY – Final rites for Nick R. Lulay, 63, former mayor of Sublimity, will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church here.  Interment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Lulay died at his home Tuesday following a lingering illness.  He was born at Carmans Mills, Pa., Jan. 1, 1891, and came to Oregon with his parents in 1907.

The deceased married Cecelia Springer in Nicktown, Pa. in 1917.  He served 18 months during World War I, spending a year in Pennsylvania on his return from France.  He returned to Oregon in 1920 and resumed his interests with Lulay Brothers Lumber Co., operating in Marion County until 1924 and afterwards in Linn County.  He was active in many community interest.

Surviving are his wife, Cecelia, three daughters, Mrs. John Mackie, Mrs. Gene Butler and Mrs. Gene Russell, two sons, Orville and Bernard Lulay, and 18 grandchildren, all of Sublimity; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Frank, Mrs. Joe Breitenstein and Sister M. Antonina of Beaverton; four brothers, Joe Lulay, William Lulay, Walter Lulay and Al Lulay of Mt. Angel.

Lulay was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the American Legion.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Thursday, December 9, 1954
Frank, Jacob

Jacob Frank Dies, Lived At Sublimity

SUBLIMITY, Final rites for Jacob Frank, 86, a resident of this area for 52 years, will be held at 8:15 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church here.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the church.

Frank died Thursday at his home here.  He armed for many years near Sublimity before retiring.  Born Sept. 14, 1868, at Clearfield, Pa., he married Margaret Lulay on Dec. 26, 1900 at Cumberland, Md., and the settled in this district in 1903.

Surviving besides his wife are 13 children, John A. Frank, William J., Lawrence A., Walter A., and Leonard A. Frank, all of Sublimity; Father Clement Frank, Mt. Angel; Sister Marcine, Beaverton; Mrs. Irene Lyons, Clifton Forge, Va.; Amandas J., Stayton; Sister Ruth, Convent Queen of Angels; Mrs. Agnes Zwick, Holly, Colo.; Mrs. Rita Roberts, Aumsville; Mrs. Marcella Haffner, Sublimity; a brother, Fred Frank, Arlington, Tex.; 33 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, The Rev. Mr. Frank, will be celebrant of the requiem high mass, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Scherbring.  Interment will be at the Catholic Cemetery under direction of the Weddle Mortuary, Stayton.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 21, 1955
Zwick, James

James Edward Zwick, 94, of Salem, Ore., passed away Jan. 16, 2012. He was born in Monument on May 25, 1917. He worked 42 years with the Santa Fe Railroad and retired as agent/superintendent at the Pueblo Union Depot. He loved crossword puzzles, gardening, camping and fishing with his family even though he didn't like the taste of trout.

He is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Agnes, and brothers, Bud and Ray. He is survived by his present wife of 33 years, Patricia; daughter, Mary Hendricks of Denver; sons, Kenny and Dennis (Willianne) of Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas (Lori) of Las Vegas, Paul of Florence, Robert, Victor and William of Pueblo; grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was loved by his family and friends and will be missed. Service date to be announced.

Ag Journal (La Junta, CO) - Friday, January 20, 2012



James Edward Zwick
May 25, 1917 - Jan. 16, 2012

James Edward Zwick, 94, of Salem Ore., passed away Jan. 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Agnes; brothers, Bud and Ray. He is survived by his present wife of 33 years, Patricia; his children, Mary Hendricks of Denver; sons, Kenny and Dennis (Willianne) of Fort Worth, Thomas (Lori) of Las Vegas, Paul of Florence, Robert, Victor and William of Pueblo; grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. James was born in Monument on May 25, 1917. He served in WWII, stationed in Alaska. He worked 39 years with the Santa Fe Railroad and retired as Agent at the Pueblo Union Depot. Celebration of Life Services will be held May 25 at 11 a.m., Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, 201 W. B St., Pueblo. Memorial donations may be sent to First Christian Church of Manzanola. Graveside Military Honors will be observed, May 26, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

La Junta Tribune-Democrat (La Junta, CO) - Friday, May 18, 2012
Sproule, Rose

In this city, on September 25, Rose Irene Sproule, late resident of 2490 South High street, at the age of 38 years.  Survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eskelson of Salem; five children, Mary Joe, William D., Frederick James, Phillip Joseph, and Joseph Eskelson Sproule, all of Salem; five sisters, Mrs. Katherine Daniel of Salem, Mrs. Nellie Palmer and Mrs. Cleo Van Winkle of Lexington, Ore., Mrs. Ethel Wilcox of Hermiston, Ore., Mrs. Josie Frederickson of Salem; two brothers, James Eskelson of Salem and Earl Eskelson of Portland.  Funeral announcements later by the W. T. Rigdon company.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Saturday, September 26, 1942
Eskelson, Joseph

At the residence of 2490 South High street, March 26, Joseph Eskelson, at the sage of 87 years; husband of Mary Eskelson; father of Nellie Palmer of Lexington, Ore., Ethel Wilcox of Hermiston, Ore., Josie Frederickson of Salem, Cleo Van winkle of Lexington, Kathryn Daniel of Salem, Earl Eskelson of Portland and James Eskelson of Salem.  Funeral services will be held Monday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m., at the residence, 2490 South High street, under the direction of the W. T. Rigdon company with concluding services at Belcrest Memorial park.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 27, 1943
Eskelson, Mary

Early Settler Dies At Age of 85 Years

Mrs. Mary Ann Eskelson, one of the first settlers of Lexington, Oregon and a resident of Salem since 1920, died at her South High street home Thursday morning at the age of 85 years.

Her husband, Joseph Eskelson, whom she married in 1882, died last year.

Surviving are seven children: Nellie Palmer and Clo Van Winkle, both of Lexington; Ethel Wilcox, Hermiston; Earl Eskelson, Portland; and Josie Frederickson, Kathryn Daniel and James Eskelson, all of Seattle.  Also surviving are thirty-two grand-children and 22 great grand children.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the W. T. Rigdon company Saturday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Knott officiating.  Interment will be at Belcrest Memorial Park.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Friday, March 31, 1944




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