Obituaries & Death Records


Index

A

Abbott, Mary
Alexander, William
Allen, Gary
Alspaugh, Mabel
Anderson, George
Anderson, Unknown
Ankeny, Dorothy
Angel, John
Atchison, Thomas
B

Babcock, S. Iba
Babcock, Sarah
Ball, Charles
Barnes, Isaac
Barnhart, Mary
Barnwell, Thomas
Beck, Sophia
Belhome, Jean
Benson, Rhonda
Bettman, Nathan
Birdwell-Walker, Lois
Blanchet, Francis
Boynton, Clarence
Braly, Blanche
Bridger, Clyde
Briedwell, Olive
Brooks, David
Brooks, George
Brooks, Joseph
Brooks, Walter
Buchanan, Orville
Bull, Mack
Burks, Emery
Burton, Edward
Burton, Mary
Buston, Sara
Butler, Daniel
C

Carney, Ann
Carroll, George
Cathcart, Rhoda
Clawson, Emma
Cline, Annie
Cofer, Andrew
Cole, Louis
Compton, Frank
Cook, Daughter
Cornelius, Benjamin
Craven, Bird
Craven, Dora
Crosby, Jennie
Crosley, Frederick
Crawford, Florence
Curry, George
D

Daly, John
Daly, Patrick
Daniels, Eva
Daniels, Jerry
Danner, Jack
Davis, James
Davis, Mrs. Will
Davis, 2 Children

Day, Ephraim
Demund, William
Dierdorff, William
Dolph, Augusta
Drake, Rush
Dudrey, L. M.
Duniway, Benjamin
E

Eaton, Child
Edmunds, A. C.
Edwards, Thomas
Emerick, William
Erickson, Annie
Erickson, John
F

Falling, Edward
Falling, Henry
Farrell, Floyd
Fletcher, Grant
Fook, Wong
Forbes, Charles
Foster, John
Francis, A. H.
Frazer, James
Fritz, Frank
G

Garvin, Wilbur
Gates, Alonzo
Gatton, Amy
Gatton, George
Gatton, Katie
Gatton, Lillian
Gatton, Minor
Gatton, Samuel
Gatton, William
Gay, Frank
Gentry-Cettel, Roberta
Giltner, Jacob
Gimpl, Edward
Givens, John
Gooderham, Marie
Gooderham, Steven
Gordy, Clinton
Grigsby, Emma
Grigsby, George
Grigsby, Leon
Groves, Nancy
Guthrie, Robert
Gwinn, Cynthia
H

Hall, James
Hamblin, James
Harlow, J. J.
Harper, Robert
Harris, Rose
Hastings, Georgia
Haugen, Ruth
Hawthorne, James
Haynes, Daniel
Heinz, Frank
Helfrich, Kate
Hicks, Silas
Hill, Louis
Hines, Harvey
Hollowell, Elizabeth
Horner, Jay
Horvath, Kimberly
Hughes, Joseph
Humphrey, Henry
Hunt, David
Huntley, Evelyn
Hushbeck, Eva
I - J

Jasperson, James
Johnson, Helen
Jones, L. B.
K

Kaesbauer, Michael
Ka-ta-tah
Kaufman, Maximillian
Kelly, J. H.
Kennedy, Evelyn
Kenney, J. A.
Kent, Charles
Kidder, Samuel
Kilday, Mrs.
Kilmer, Joseph
Kirk, John
Knighten, Wily
Krik, Mrs.
L

Ladd, William
Lang, Jesse
Lee, Ah
Levens, Henry
Lively, Fletcher
Long, Sarah
Loomis, Adeline
Loomis, Henry
Loomis, Royal
Lovejoy, Asa
Lucky, Emma
M

Mancur, George
Marble, Henry
Martin, LeRoy
Martin, Margaret
Mason, Marian
McKeen, George
McKeown, Elizabeth
McNeil, Brian
Meeker, Anna
Miler, Nancy
Mitchell, Joseph
Mitchell, Mike
Moe, C.
Morey, James
Morrison, Gerald
Morrison, Margaret
Morrow, James
Morse, Grace
Morton, Birdie
Mow, Chung
N - O

Nealy, Charles
Neilson, Raymond
Nelson, Cephas
Nicklin, Arthur
Nisinger, A. E.
Northup, Nemiah
Olson, Sans
P - Q

Petersen, Frances
Powders, J. W.
Prettyman, Perry
Price, Warren
Pugh-Brooks, Doris
Purdy, Roland
Purkapile, Baby
R

Raetz, Laura
Ramsey, Frederick
Rassmussen, Christina
Rhea, Emaline
Rickard, Ellen
Robb, James
Robbins, Horace
Roberts, Nancy
Robertson, Margaret
Rodcay, LaVerne
Rofino, Frank
Rogers, Laura
Rood, Ella
Rosenblatt, Abraham
S

Schellhorn, Andrew
Schellhorn, Andrew
Schwabauer, Jacob
Sconce, Thomas
Sears, Alfred
Shaw, Kate
Sheets, Stephen
Smith, Ephraim
Smith, Jack
Smith, James
Smith, James
Smith, Jason
Smith, John
Smith, Maxine
Snodley, Edward
Southwell, George
Sowles, Louis
Sowles, Roy
Starbuck, William
Stark, Benjamin
Steiwer, Annie
Steiwer, William
Sterling, W. S.
Stevens, Jasper
Summers, William
Summers, Zerelda
Swartz, Fred
T

Taber, Clark
Taylor, Sonja
Telford, Jessie
Toelle, Betty
Toelle, Edith
Toelle, Herman
Toney, Effie
Trevitt, Vic
Turrish, Helen
Turrish, John
U

V

Vaughn, Lloyd
Volger, Fred
W

Walker, Vickie
Walls, Lyle
Walter, Rachel
Warshauer, Auguste
Watts, Thomas
Weatherford, William
Weaver, Lutie
Weston, Mary
Wheeler, Charles
Wilbur, James
Willoughby, Elizabeth
Willoughby, James
Willson, Henry
Winterstein, C. R.
Witherell, May
Wolf, John
Woolhiser, Wilbur
X - Y- Z

Young, Maria



Willoughby, Elizabeth

Willoughby - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Willoughby was born ninety-three ears ago in the state of Minnesota and passed away on October 27, 1951 in Portland, Oregon.  With her husband, the late James Milton Willoughby, sister Willoughby spent years in the pioneer evangelistic work here in the Northwest.  She leaves her two sons, Elder H. E. Willoughby and Faye A. Willoughby, and a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Featherston.  There are also 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  A kindly Christian woman was Mrs. Willoughby, and we expect her to be among the chosen when our Lord returns.

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Dee McAllister

Willoughby, James

SANITARIUM CHAPLAIN DIES AT AGE OF 62

Body of Rev. James Willoughby Will Be Shipped to Idaho for Burial

James Milton Willoughby, late chaplain of the Portland Sanitarium, died yesterday at the age of 62 years.  The Rev. Mr. Willoughby was a minister in the Seventh Day Adventist church and was a native of Alabama.  Since 1900, however, he has resided in the West making his home in Cambridge, Idaho, until 1908, when he moved to Boise.  In 1912 he took up his residence in Tacoma, remaining there until 1916m when he came to Portland.

While residing in Cambridge the Rev. Mr. Willoughby served as representative from Washington County to the state legislature during the 1910 session.

The survivors besides his wife, Elizabeth A. Willoughby, are three sons, E. Willoughby, of Tacoma; Hal E. Willoughby, of Clovis, N.M. and Pearl E. Featherston, of Cornelius, Or.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the J.P. Finley & Son undertaking parlors tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, after which the body will be shipped to Cambridge, Idaho.

Source: Unknown (Portland, OR) - July 25, 1917
Contributed by Dee McAllister
Gatton, William

William Gatton 93 Pioneer of 1852 is Dead.

William Gatton 93, who crossed the plains in 1852 and who owned several hundred acres of land in the vicinity of Terminar #4, much of which is his original donation land claim, died Tuesday evening at his home, 709 N. Syracuse St., St. Johns. He was an improvement force in the development of St. Johns. He was one of the first members of the school board, and he helped to build the First Methodist Church.

Mr. Gatton refused to part with any of his original claim, except for a few acres for the Terminal #4 site, though many offers had been made t him by various industries. He added to his original and many acres fro the Perry Loomis Claim.

He was born September 25, 1831. He crossed the plains to Oregon in 1852. His wife died in 1871. Four of their eleven children survive him. They are Samuel B. George C. and Minor Gatton of St. Johns and Mrs. Clara McClure of Linnton. The following brothers and sisters survive: Samuel Gatton, Woodland Washington who is 91 years old; James Gatton, West Liberty, Iowa. There are nineteen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Bryce Undertaking parlors at St. Johns, Sunday at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. W.E. Kloster of the Pioneer Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the private Gatton cemetery on the donation land claim.

[Donated by Christie Shellito but a combination of many researchers work]

Source: Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - May 2, 1924
Contributed by Christie Shellito




William Gatton a pioneer of St. Johns who died at his home, 709 N. Syracuse St. will be buried today at 2 o’clock from the Bryce Undertaking Parlors. Interment will be in the private Gatton Cemetery on the family donation land claim.
Mr. Gatton was born September 26, 1831 and came to Oregon in 1852. He owned several hundred acres in the vicinity of Terminal #4, which is part of his donation land claim. Mrs. Gatton died in 1871. Four of his eleven children who survive him are: Samuel B., George C., Minor Gatton of St. Johns and Mrs. Clara McClure of Linnton

[Donated by Christie Shellito but a combination of many researchers work]

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - March 30, 1924
Contributed by Christie Shellito

Rodcay, LaVerne

LaVerne Linda Rodcay died November 20, 2009.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 03, 1924.  She was married to John William Rodcay and he died on October 27, 2004.  She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Carson and Holly Schoenbeck. Grandchildren, Brian W. Schoenbeck, Robert W. Schoenbeck and Kelly Schoenbeck and Jessica M Johnston.  Private family services will be held.

[NOTE: a basic obituary was submitted to the newspaper.  Above is the
information from the basic obituary with additional information
added.]

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - November 20, 2009
Contributed by dlbr

Gordy, Clinton

Death of Clinton Gordy.

Clinton Gordy, an old resident of Reno county, is dead at his home in Gresham, Oregon.  He was the father of Mrs. John P. Collopy, of Turon, and he formerly lived at Turon.  He moved to Oregon about twelve years ago.  He was a victim of a stroke of paralysis.

Source: Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, KS) - Saturday, April 26, 1924
Contributed by Rose

Gates, Alonzo

Death of Alonzo Gates.

Alonzo Gates, an old resident of East Portland and a pioneer of '47, died at his farm at Lent's Thursday night at 10 o'clock, with a complication of liver and heart disease.

A short time ago Mr. Gates and family moved from their residence in Tibbitts' addition out on his place at Lent's, on Johnson creek. Ten days ago he was taken sick and continued to grow worse until death came to his relief. Mr. Gates was 63 years of age. He leaves a wife and five children. He has seen East Portland grow from a few houses into a city, and also the land he invested in become very valuable, so he died quite well off. Mr. Gates was a man on integrity and a good neighbor. While of decided opinions, he was courteous and agreeable. The news of his death will be received with deep regret by his friends in East Portland and elsewhere. It is expected that his funeral will take place Sunday from East Portland and the remains will be buried in Multnomah cemetery.

Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) -  April 18, 1890
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Morse, Grace

DIED
On the 22d inst. at the residence of M.J. Morse, corner First and Gibbs streets, Grace E. Morse, daughter of W.N. and Grace L. Horse.  Funeral services at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday.

Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) -  April 23, 1890
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Volger, Fred

Pioneer Stage Driver Summoned at Portland

Portland, Ore., Nov. 27-Fred W. Volger, pioneer Tonopah-Salt Lake City stage operator and Oregon automobile dealer, died here today following a lengthy illness. He was 76 years old and had retired from business in 1925.

In 1906 Volger operated a stage between Tonopah and Salt Lake City, Utah, and later was in the stage business in Red Rock, Mont., and Salmon City, Ida. Since 1908 he resided in Oregon, operating the Custer county stage line in Idaho. Later he entered the automobile business.

Survivors include his widow and three brothers, Frank Volger of Oak Grove, Ore.; Louis Volger of Seattle, Wash.; and Charles Volger of butte, Mont.

Source: Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV) - November 28, 1936
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Levens, Henry

County Mourns Death Of Prominent Citizen

Judge Levens Had an Active Part in Public Affairs for Many Years.

The telegraphic announcement of the death of Judge H. C. Levens which was received from Portland on Friday of last week brought sad intelligence to the many warm friends of the deceased. His heath was responsible for he and his estimable wife to go to Portland a few weeks previous and immemiately following their arrival there came encouraging news of the condition of the patient. The trouble with his stomach seemed to be yielding to medical treatment and it was found unnecessary to operate for that but later complications made it necessary to operate for appendicitis and gall stones. His weakened condition was such that he did not recover from this shock and he passed away.

Eminent among his fellows as a man of ability and intregrity, Hank Levens was among the leading public men of Harney county. Twice he was elected to the position of county judge, first in 1902 and again in 1914, the last term not yet expiring at the time of his death. Judge Levens had also served as mayor of Burns and school director of this district. He was a member of Burns Lodge No. 97, A.F. & A.M., also of Burns Chapter, No. 40, O.E.S.

During his long residence in this section, since 1886, Hank Levens made many warm friends. He was fearless in his stand for what he considered right and no man was ever deceived by him in any business transaction. He was honest, open hearted, generous. He met his personal obligations and oversome difficulties in a forceful manner and in his dealing in public office showed the same spirit. He did not court admiration or prate his opinion before the people, but quietly took his stand for what he considered right and kept it regardless of criticism.

The writer had known Hank Levens for over thirty years and always found him true to every tenet of manhood and what was right. He feels a personal loss in the death of his friend; a loss of not only the friend but that of a man among men who had talents that were of great benefit to his community, his county and his state. Had Hank Levens seen fit to use his influence in a more aggressive way he would have sway more people to his way of thinking and perhaps accomplished more for his personal welfare in a pecuniary way, but he was unassuming and it was only to those who were intimately associated with him that the best of Hank Levens was brought to the surface.

He will be missed in many ways as his guiding hand in times of need was one to depend upon when others were groping and uncertain.

Judge Levens had accumulated vast property interests during his residence in this vicinity. He owed many acres of fine land but had recently disposed of much of the real estate and was getting things in shape that would not require so much of his time. His personal success in a financial way demonstrated his ability to do things.

Henry C. Levens was born in Douglas county, Oregon, on July 10, 1861. He died in Portland on April 16, 1920 after undergoing an operation. The remains were brought to this city and the funeral service was conducted by his Brother Masons on Sunday afternoon from the Masonic hall. He is survived by his wife, also two brothers, Will, who resides in Southern Oregon, Grant, a resident of the state of Washington, and one sister, Mrs. S. R. Sheridan, of Boise, the latter being present to attend the funeral. He was married to Maggie M. Welcome on June 11, 1889 and they had since made their home in this vicinity, most of the time on the farm near Burns. Mrs. Levens has the deep sympathy of the entire community in her bereavement.

Source: The Times-Herald (Burns, OR) - Saturday, April 24, 1920
Contributed by
by Jim Dezotell
Krik, Mrs.

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Short have gone to Portland. A telegram was received the fore part of this week announcing that their daughter, Mrs. Krik, had died and they have gone to attend the funeral and will perhaps bring the little daughter, Frances, back with them. Mrs. Krik had visited here a few years ago and is remembered by many of the citizens of this city. The little daughter was here for one school term with her grandparents and is well known and loved by her young playmates.

Source: The Times-Herald (Burns, OR) - Saturday, June 5, 1920
Contributed by
by Jim Dezotell
Giltner, Jacob

Portland, Ore. -- Dr. Jacob S. Giltner, an old-time Oregonian, died in this city May 18, aged 86 years. He had lived in Portland since 1866, coming here directly after the civil war. He had lived at the present family home for 48 years, when it was a suburban residence and Portland had a population of 7000. Mr. Giltner was born in Pennsylvania in 1824. At the outbreak of the civil war he entered a competitive examination and was appointed to the directorship of the medical corps and the hospital at Nashland. He is survived by the following children, Rush Giltner, Frank F. Giltner of Portland, Mrs. Vincent Cook and Mrs. Emma G. White of Portland. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Kate G. Fox of Ashland.

Source: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - May 27, 1910
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Barnhart, Mary

Portland, Ore – Mrs. W.H. Barnhard died suddenly May 21 of heart disease at her home in this city, aged 71 years. Mrs. Barnhart was one of the pioneer women of this part of the country, her parents coming to the Coast as missionaries in 1840. She was born in Illinois, and with her parents reached Vancouver, Wash. In 1840. After her marriage to Mr. Barnhart her husband served as State Land Agent at Salem and afterward as Indian Agent at Umatilla. About a quarter of a century ago the couple settled down to life in Portland. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Maria E. Smith and Mrs. F.W. Lathan of Portland; two nieces, Mrs. James McLWood [sic] and Mrs. Linda H. Dorey and one nephew, Benjamin Holladay.

Source: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - May 27, 1910
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Powders, J. W.

Former Portland Resident Drowns

Merlin, Or, June 17 --J.W. Powders was drowned in Rogue River just below Hell Gate Wednesday and the body has not been recovered. He was 22 years old and until recently a resident at Portland,Or., rooming at 91 North Park street. His parents live in Rockport, IL.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - June 18, 1911
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Davis, Mrs. Will
Davis, 2 Children


Oregon – A terrible accident occurred near Portland. A span of horses belonging to Will Davis, hitched to a wagon containing his wife and children, ran away, overturning and fatally injuring two of the children and fatally injuring the mother. Mr. Davis was not in the wagon, but had tied the horses to a fence, from which they broke away.

Source: Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA) - November 7, 1896
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Hall, James

James Hall of Portland accidentally walked off the rear platform of a moving train at Willow Junction and was killed.

Source: Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA) - February 26, 1898
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Walter, Rachel

Walter-- At the residence 298 E. 47th St, May 14, 1919, Rachel Walter, aged 76 years, mother of Mrs. Maggie Wagner, this city; Morris F. Woodcock, Port Orford, Or.; Bernard Woodcock, Bell Fountain, Or., and Homer Woodcock, Big Pine, Cal. Remains will be forwarded to Corvallis, Or. today, May 16, 1919, where services will be held and interment made.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - May 16, 1919
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Witherell, May

Two Women Die as Car Goes Over Cliff

MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 24.— Mrs. Elden Grier of Dundee and Miss May Witherell of Portland, Ore., aunt of Mrs. Leo Eggouer of this city, were killed while returning to Portland from a weekend stay in Roseburg, Ore. Their automobile left the road on a curve near Eugene, Ore., plunged over a telephone pole lying on the ground, went down a sloping bank about seventy-five feet, then dropped forty feet over a cliff. Miss Witherell was killed when thrown from the car. Mrs. Grier was pinned beneath the car and burned to death. Both women were former Marinette residents.

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) - August 25, 1926
Contributed by K.T.

Sconce, Thomas

THOMAS H. SCONCE
Funeral services for Thomas H. Sconce 78, native Oregonian, who died at Portland Sanitarium Thursday, following a two months' illness, will be held at 2 P. M. today at the Everhart funeral home, Molalla, with interment in Rock Creek cemetery, Needy, Or.

Mr. (Sconce) was born November 34, 1857, on a donation land claim in Clackamas county, where his parents, Mr.. and Mrs. Robert H.

Sconce had settled after crossing the plains by oxcart. He spent his whole life on this land.
Surviving relatives include a son, Ernest G. Sconce Portland; a daughter, Mrs.. Harry Madden, Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Fred Smith, Molalla, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Sconce died in 1928.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - November 23, 1935
Contributed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer

Atchison, Thomas

Soldier On Border Patrol Is Killed By Mex. Sniper

Leredo, Tex., April 16 – Private Thomas F. Atchison, infantry, was killed yesterday by a sniper’s bullet from the Mexican side of the river while on patrol duty near Zapata, it was announced here today. His home is Portland, Ore.

Source: El Paso Herald - Home Edition (El Paso, TX) - April 16, 1918
Contributed by D. Donlon

Cole, Louis

LOUIS D. COLE.

Louis D. Cole, who left the impress of his individuality and progressive spirit upon the business development of Oregon and upon its political history, passed away on the 27th of September, 1920, when he had reached the age of sixty-eight years. He was born in Warren, Ohio, July 19, 1852, and there attained his majority, acquiring his early education in the schools of his native city and afterward became a student in a college. He likewise spent two years in Europe, where further study and broad travel greatly promoted his knowledge, bringing him wide understanding of the world and its people.

Upon his return to his native land Mr. Cole went to Nevada, where for some time he engaged in mining and merchandising. He afterwards removed to San Francisco, California, where he became manager of the I X L Clothing Store and at a later period he came to Oregon, where he took up his abode about thirty-five years ago. Here he was again connected with the clothing trade for several years and was also representative of a large eastern carpet company for a number of years. He became well known through his business connections, and his enterprise, thoroughness and close application brought to him a success that enabled him to leave his family in comfortable financial circumstances.

In 1882 Mr. Cole was married to Miss Hannah Moultzen. a daughter of Claus and Katherine Moultzen, who were natives of Denmark, and came to the United States about 1860, settling in California, where they spent their remaining days. Mr. and Mrs. Cole were the parents of three children: Jacob Sam. a resident of California; Julia F., the wife of T. P. McDevitt; and Moyer Daniel of Portland. Mr. Cole was devoted to the welfare of his family and his death also brought great sorrow to many friends. He had long been prominently known, not only by reason of his business activities but also owing to the part which he took in promoting republican successes. He served as a member of the city council in 1898 and managed the first Roosevelt campaign in Oregon and also the campaign of Frederick W. Mulkey for state senator. He stood firmly for policies which he espoused and his business was ever based upon a firm belief in the principles which he advocated.

Source: History of Oregon: Volume III; The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company; Chicago - Portland; 1922
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Stevens, Jasper

Jasper Stevens Dies Suddenly

Former Eugene Man and Graduate of University Expires in Portland

Jasper G. Stevens, one of the best-known residents of Oregon, passed away suddenly in his home, 783 Irving street, Portland, at 8 o’clock this morning, heart failure being the cause.  Up to last night, save for a slight attack of tonsillitis, which caused him some inconvenience during the last few days, Mr. Stevens was apparently enjoying good health.

He was born at Silverton in 1857.  In 1889, at Eugene, he was married to Minnie G. Shaw, who survived him.  Two children also are left, William B. Stevens, a student at the University of Oregon, and a daughter, Joan Glen Stevens, living at home.  The deceased leaves two sisters, Miss Nellie Stevens, a teacher in the Portland public schools, and Miss May Stevens, a teacher of music, and a brother Earl Stevens, living at Sherwood.

Mr. Stevens was a member of the first class at the University of Oregon, entering the institution the day it was opened.  There he studied pharmacy, and later for a period of 26 years he conducted a drug business and acted as postmaster at Cove, Or.  He was president of the State bank at Cove, president of the Stockgrowers & Farmers’ bank at Wallula, and vice president of the Union bank, at Union.  For a quarter of a century he had been prominently identified with affairs in the Grand Ronde valley.  For five years prior to his death he had maintained a Portland home.  Funeral arrangements have been deferred.

Source: The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR) -
Friday, June 2, 1911
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Danner, Jack

DANNER – Jack of Eugene; late of Forest Grove; husband of Marion; father of J. Craig Danner; brother of Ford and Ernest Danner, Audrey Pollard; 2 grandchildren.  Services Monday 1:30 p.m. FUITEN MORTUARY, Forest Grove.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, March 21, 1976
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Morrison, Margaret

Margaret Robertson Morrison, a resident of Southeast Portland since 1961, died Monday in a Portland hospital.  She was 68.

Mrs. Morrison was born in Santa Clara, Lane County, and resided in Junction City and Corvallis before moving to Portland.,  She was a housewife and a member of Lynchwood Christian church.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by three sons, Keith of Gresham, Lloyd of Lebanon, and Marvin of Portland; a daughter, Marilyn Spicer of Klamath Falls; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lynchwood Christian Church.  Private cremation is scheduled.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland OR) - Friday, May 28, 1982
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Morrison, Gerald

Funeral for Gerald Elmer Morrison, a Portland resident and the retired superintendent of Stayton Canning Co., will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Lynchwood Christian Church.

Mr. Morrison, who was 68 and a native of Springfield, died Sunday in a Portland-area hospital.  He was a mason and a member of Lynchwood Church.  He retired in 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; sons, Keith of Gresham, Marvin of Portland, and Lloyd of Lebanon.; daughter Marilyn of Klamath Falls; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests remembrances be contributed to the Willamette National Parkinsonian Society or to the Lynchwood Church.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland OR) - Wednesday, May 13, 1981
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Sowles, Louis

A graveside service for Louis Edwin Sowles, a retired poster of advertising billboards in the Portland area, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Lincoln Memorial Park. He died of causes related to age Wednesday in a Portland care center. Mr. Sowles was 89. He was born July 30, 1902, in Iona, Minn., but was raised in Worthington. He graduated from Huron College and married Mildred Buchanan in 1928 in Denver. He moved to the Portland area in 1943 and worked at the Swan Island Shipyards during the war years. Mr. Sowles worked for the firm of Foster Kleiser for 25 years until his retirement in 1970. He had been a member of the Independent Order of Foresters for 40 years. Survivors in addition to his wife include his daughters, Joan Hall of Laurel, Md., and Suzanna Sowles and Una Usinger of Portland; sons, Robert of Portland, Gary of Canby and William of Washougal, Wash.; four sisters; two brothers, 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to a favorite charity.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland OR) - July, 1992
Contributed by Gary Boomgaarden
Sowles, Roy

Private funeral for Roy O. [Oliver] Sowles will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ross Hollywood Chapel, with private burial in Willamette National Cemetery.     

Mr. Sowles, who was born Oct. 6, 1894, in Wilmont, Minn., moved to Portland 40 years ago.  He lived at 1605 SE 57th Ave.  He worked 40 years for Copeland Lumber Co., retiring in 1966 as an auditor.  He died in a nursing home Friday at the age of 80.     

Surviving Mr. Sowles are his wife, Charlotte K.; one son, William F. Sowles of Portland; one daughter, Joan Rudel of Seattle; three brothers, Lewis of Portland and Harry and Cecil of Minnesota; four sisters, Edna Luntz, Viola Johnson, Mildred MacAdow and Eleanor Van Waggoner, all of California; and four grandchildren.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland OR) - November 10, 1974
Contributed by Gary Boomgaarden
Farrell, Floyd

Roseville Parent Gives Boy to War

Word was received by his mother this week that Floyd Raymond Farrell, a fireman on the battleship South Dakota, had died at the naval hospital at Halifax, Canada, Sunday morning, Feb. 3. The remains are to be sent to Roseville for interment in IOOF Cemetery, having been sent to the naval department at Washington, DC, for shipment across the continent. The funeral services, which will be held at the First Methodist Church, will be under the direction of the naval provisions and will be open to the public. Taps have been sounded for Floyd Raymond Farrell. This brings war and its tragedies, its terrible uncertainties, home to Roseville; for living in our midst are Mrs. Alice Farrell-Link, mother, and Mrs. Patterson, sister, of this splendid young man whose life has been sacrificed for his country. Last Easter morning Floyd bade his mother good-bye and enlisted in Oregon in Uncle Sam’s navy. He was assigned to duty on the US Battleship South Dakota which has been patrolling the waters of the Atlantic coast for several months. A few weeks ago young Farrell was taken to the military hospital at Halifax, Nova Scotia, suffering with mastoiditis. Every care and attention was given him; his mother being appraised almost every day by wire or letter that he would recover, but the inflammation was of such a nature that could not throw it off, and now his body is coming clear across the continent to Roseville where it will be laid away in the IOOF Cemetery. Floyd Raymond Farrell had not yet reached his twenty-first birthday, but he was fired with enthusiasm when he thought he could be of service to his country and with the consent and blessing of his noble, patriotic mother, went forth to do and to die. After his departure, the home in Oregon was broken up, and Mrs. Farrell-Link came to Roseville to live with her daughter, Mrs. M. E. Patterson. Those comparative strangers here, these two heartbroken women are ours to console. They are ours to be proud of, ours to be revered and honored for all that they have given to us and for our country. Let Roseville then lower her flags out of respect to their beloved dead, and let us bow our heads in deepest sympathy in this their hour of bereavement. Yes—Hats off!

Source: Roseville Register (Roseville, CA) - Thursday February 21, 1918
Contributed by Kathie Marynik


Floyd Farrell Laid to Rest

Floyd Raymond Farrell was born in Bennington, Kansas, June 30, 1897, and passed from this life at Halifax, Canada, February 3, 1918, at the age of 20 years, 8 months and three days. At ten years of age, he accompanied his loved ones to Portland, Oregon, where he grew to young manhood. His father having died while he was still a mere boy, he became his mother’s stay and comfort. For her he possessed an affection and sympathy which could not be measured by words. His one ambition was that she might be made stronger and happier by his loving devoted attentions. In sickness he was tender and devoted to her every need. His thoughtfulness went much deeper than lads of his age usually manifest. His life was one of constant effort to please. This happy faculty became second nature and in the doing he was glad. While his fine attachments for mother and brothers and sisters were so constant and loyal, yet never dampened the ardor and zeal of his heaven-born patriotism. For when the call of his country was heard, he was among the first and the most eager to enlist. He chose the naval service and was assigned to the United States battleship South Dakota on which he served as fireman until taken ill on the voyage from New York to Halifax, enroute for France. There, every medical attention was given while the tender treatment accorded him on every hand was recorded in the last few lines of his faltering pen. These and many other loving, cheerful letters he constantly wrote will be held as a sacred legacy throughout the years. By his superiors he was spoken of in the highest terms, while his faithful service of nine months merited him a badge of honor which he received for the arduous duties of fireman while crossing the Equator. Of his high respect and appreciation for the officers and his associates he often wrote. His whole soul was in his work, and he frequently urged his companions to volunteer their services for home and native land. As a boy he was reverent and devoted, being an attendant upon the religious services and was one of 147 represented by the church service flag in Portland. He, with many from the same congregation, left for active duty April 8, 1917. Upon leaving New York, he sent the following message:  “Mother, do not worry about me for I am answering with the best that’s in me. I’ll soon be ‘over the top.’ Good-bye and God bless you all.” May we not now entertain the fond hope that in answering the final summons, it was with his best and that in the deepest sense he is “over the top,” there to await with beckoning hands his comrades of our common cause and the host of friends he has gathered about him throughout his short journey. To many a young friend, he has been an example of industry, courage, and strength, while to his loved ones he will ever be fondly remembered as the essence of devotion, cheerfulness, and hope. The tender ties which have been so suddenly broken will once more be united as one by one we are called to our higher service. Besides a grief-stricken mother, he leaves the following brothers and sisters:  Charles R. Farrell of Idaho, Willliam J. Farrell of Salt Lake, Jesse B. Farrell of Sacramento, Mrs. Maud Patterson of Roseville, Mrs. Margaret Shortridge of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; besides a large circle of true friends who join in revering the life of one universally beloved and greatly honored. He was an esteemed member of the Ben Hur Lodge, Court No. 9 of Portland. The funeral service was held at the First Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon. Three visiting sailors from Mare Island and one soldier from Camp Kearney, together with high school cadets, acted as pall-bearers. The choir furnished appropriate music, and the address was given by Rev. Thomas H. Mee. The company of high school cadets led the cortege to the Odd Fellows Cemetery where interment was made beneath many beautiful floral offerings.

Source: Roseville Register (Roseville, CA) - Thursday February 21, 1918
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Davis, James

Large Attendance-The funeral obsequies of the late J.W. Davis was largely attended yesterday by the friends of the deceased. The remains were buried in Lone Fir Cemetery.

Source: 
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 11, 1873
Contributed by S. Williams

Day, Ephraim

Funeral of the Late E.H. Day-The remains of the late Ephraim H. Day were followed to the Lone Fir Cemetery yesterday by a large number of friends. The members of the several Masonic Lodges of the city attended. The body was consigned to the grave with the usual impressive rites of that order. The east Portland Brass Band was in attendance and discoursed sad and dirge like strains of music.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - May 7, 1872
Contributed by S. Williams

Dierdorff , William

Death of Capt. Wm. Dierdorff-Capt. Wm. Dierdorff, a well known and most estimable citizen of this city, died at ten minutes past 10 o'clock A.M., yesterday, at his residence in North Portland, after a painful illness of several weeks. his death was not unexpected, it being known for several days that it was only a question of time, his disease being considered incurable-Bright's disease of the kidneys complicated with dropsical symptoms and typhoid fever. Capt. Dierdorff was born in Pennsylvania, July 4, 1815, and was, therefore, a few days past 56 years old at his death. He emigrated in 1843 to Iowa where, a couple of years later, he married Marianna Ainsworth, a sister of Capt. J.C. Ainsworth, of this city. He emigrated to Oregon with his family in 18[?], and established his home at Oregon City, where he soon after went into the mercantile business in the firm of Ainsworth & Dierdorff. For several years, however, he has resided at this city and has been connected with the O.S.N. Co. ?? chief commissary. In March, 1870, he was appointed to the office of Inspector of Hulls for the District of Oregon, vice John H. Couch, who [?] the preceding January. On the 20th of May, 1870, he was elected by the Grand Lodge of Oregon to the honorable and very responsible office of Most Worthy Grand Master, an office which he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the Order, till the last session of the Grand Lodge, last May. It is no mean tribute to the sterling qualities of the man that he should have received [?] dignity. As an Odd Fellow, he was among the foremost in obedience to its laws of fraternity, charity, relief and honorable doing. As a business man, his integrity was conspicuous. As a neighbor, he possessed the esteem and confidence of all with whom he was brought into social relations. But great as is the loss which falls upon his brothers, friends and neighbors, a greater loss falls more heavily upon the stricken wife and sorrowing sons, (two of them), to whom he was a [?]ing husband and affectionate father. A portion of the gloom which now onshrouds the family circle [?] shared by all who knew the kind hearted [?] man, in life, and the sympathies of all go [?] freely to the bereaved ones. The funeral exercises will be conducted at the residence, Tenth street, between C and D, according to the forms of the Protestant Episcopal church, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, after which the remains will be buried in Lone Fir Cemetery by the members of [?] Lodge No. 15 I.O.O.F., (of which he was a member) assisted by members of other Lodges of this city, and visiting brothers from other Lodges.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - July 25, 1871
Contributed by S. Williams

Nealy, Charles

Buried-The remains of Chas. Nealy, who was killed on Sunday morning at the Liva Saloon, were interred yesterday afternoon in the Lone Fir Cemetery.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - March 30, 1869
Contributed by S. Williams

Cathcart, Rhoda

Cathcart-At 1395 E. 16th st., January 4, Rhoda Cathcart, aged 86 years 10 months and 20 days. The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Monday), Jan. 7, at 10 o'clock A.M., from the residence funeral parlors of Walter C. Kenworthy, 1532 and 1534 East 13th st., Sellwood. Friends invited. Interment Brainard Cemetery.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 6, 1918
Contributed by S. Williams

Abbott, Mary

Mrs. Mary J. Abbott, widow of the late Silas Abbott, died at her home, 117 East Seventy-Sixth street, Montavilla, April 18. The body was buried in Brainard Cemetery April 21, the funeral service being held at Montavilla Methodist Episcopal Chuch. Rev. Harold Oberg preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. Abbott was born in Stephen County, Indiana, August 11, 1833. She was formerly Miss Mary J. Webb. She married Mr. Abbott in Illinois, and they came to Oregon 22 years ago. She had six children, four of whom are living: John, of Charleston, Ill; Mrs. Anna Gibson of Oberlin, Kan; William and Mrs. Emma Higgins, both of Portland.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - May 5. 1912
Contributed by S. Williams

Erickson, Annie

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel of McGinnis and Wilhelm Mortuary for Mrs. Annie Ibsen Erickson, who died Sunday in a Portland hospital. Mrs. Erickson was born Feb. 15, 1870, in Oslo, and came to the United States as a girl. She lived in Maine and California before coming to Oregon 60 years ago and settling in the home of 2613 NE 102nd Ave., where she lived continuously until her final illness. She was a member of the Neighborhood Bible Church and Woodland Park Chapel. Surviving are her daughter and son, Pearl and Paul Erickson, and two stepdaughters. Burials will be at Brainard Cemetery.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 22, 1959
Contributed by S. Williams

Erickson, John

Erickson-May 31, John E., late of 2613 N.E. 102d ave., husband of Anna Amelia, father of Pearl and Raymond Erickson, Mrs. Hulda Peterson and Mrs. Frieda Hansen; also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Friends invited to attend funeral services Wednesday, 1 p.m., in the Drawing Room Chapel of Holman & Lutz. N.E. 14th and Sandy blvd. Interment Brainard cemetery, N.E. 90th and Glisan st.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - June 3, 1940
Contributed by S. Williams

Butler, Daniel

Butler-In this city, Daniel W. Butler, aged 94 years, late of 706 N.E. 75th, father of William Butler, Bell Cal., and Richard Butler of Klamath Falls, brother of A.H. Butler, Mena, Ark. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Gable Funeral Home, 225 N.E. 80th ave., under auspices of Scout Young camp, U.S.W.V. Friends invited. Interment Brainard cemetery. Comrade Butler was a member of Sumner post, No. 12, G.A.R. (January 28, 1938 The Oregonian Submitted by S. Williams)

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 28, 1938
Contributed by S. Williams

Beck, Sophia

Beck-In this city, Sophia Beck, aged 68(?) yrs., late of 944 N.E. 60th Ave., beloved wife of Fred T. Beck, mother of Mrs. Dan Wilson, Portland, and Raymond Strom, New York City. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m., at the Gable Funeral Home, 225 N.E. 80th ave. Friends invited. Interment Brainard Cemetery. Mrs. Beck was a member of the Swedish Baptist Temple. (April 16, 1937 The Oregonian Submitted by S. Williams)

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - April 16, 1937
Contributed by S. Williams

Buston, Sara

Buston-At the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.J. Evans, Beaverton, Or., Tuesday, February 15, 1921, Sara E. Buston, aged 90 years, 16 days. The body is at Pegg's undertaking parlors, Beaverton. The funeral services will be held Thursday, February 17, 1921, at 2 p.m., at the M.E. church, Montavilla. Friends invited. Interment will be at Brainard Cemetery. (February 16, 1921 Morning Oregonian Submitted by S. Williams)

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - February 16, 1921
Contributed by S. Williams

Long, Sarah

Long-In this city, March 9, Sarah Eliza Long, aged 76 years 1 month and 19 days. The funeral services will be held at the Free Methodist Church E Flanders and 55th sts., today (Sunday), March 10, at 2:30 p.m. Friends invited. Interment Brainard Cemetery. Arrangements in care of F.S. Dunning, Inc.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - March 10, 1918
Contributed by S. Williams

Marble, Henry

Henry Marble's Funeral Is Held.

Funeral services of Henry Marble, a veteran of the Civil War, were conducted Monday from W.H. Hamilton's Chapel, East Glisan and East Eightieth streets by the comrades of the McKinley Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and the interment was made in the Brainard Cemetery. He had been adjutant of this post and highly regarded by the members. He had been sick for some time, and death came from heart disease. His widow survives him, living at 904 Long avenue in Montavilla.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 6, 1915
Contributed by S. Williams

Harris, Rose

Harris-Mrs. Rose Harris, beloved wife of C.L. Harris, died at her home at 69 West Jessup st., Thursday, June 11. Sister of Martin, Charles, Albin, Henry K. and L.d. and Mable Nelson. Funeral services Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. Chambers Undertaking Parlors, cor. Killingsworth ave and Kerby st. Interment Brainard Cemetery. Friends invited.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - June 13, 1914
Contributed by S. Williams

Schwabauer, Jacob

Jacob Schwabauer Dies-Jacob A. Schwabauer, aged 55, died at his home, 4 East Seventy-fifth street, in Montavilla, Wednesday. A widow and three children, Alexander, Minnie and Lenora, survive him. He was a member of the Yeoman's Lodge No. 42. He had been a resident of Portland for 24 years. The funeral will be held at the Grace Baptist Church today at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Brainard Cemetery.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 9, 1914
Contributed by S. Williams

Hughes, Joseph

Funeral of Joseph T. Hughes Held-The funeral services of Joseph T. Hughes, who died October 24, at his home, 2014 East Glisan street, was held yesterday from his late home and the interment was made in Brainard Cemetery. He was 77 years of age. He formerly lived in Maine. He was the father of Leigh A. Hughes, of Sancott, Wash., and Guy U.H. Hughes, of Portland.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - October 26, 1912
Contributed by S. Williams

Buchanan, Orville

Buchanan-In this city, Sept. 10, Orville L. Buchanan, aged 41 years 3 months 28 days. Funeral will take place from the parlors of the East Side Funeral Directors. 414 East Alder and East Sixth streets (Wednesday), September 13, 10 a.m. Interment Brainard Cemetery.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - September 12, 1911
Contributed by S. Williams

Morton, Birdie

Laid to Rest-Miss Birdie Morton, who was shot by Burdette Wolf, was also buried in the Brainard Cemetery. Her funeral took place Saturday from the Advent church at Mount Tabor. The remains were followed by a large concourse of friends. Yesterday her grave was strewn with flowers from loving hands.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - October 24, 1892
Contributed by S. Williams

Gay, Frank

Laid to Rest-The funeral of Frank E. Gay, son of C.W. Gay, of Mount Tabor, took place yesterday afternoon from his parents' residence. Dr. Locke of the Taylor-street church, conducted the services at the house. There was a large at endance [sic]. The remains were buried in the Brainard Cemetery. The young man's death is deeply deplored.

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - October 24, 1892
Contributed by S. Williams

Kaufman, Maximillian

Died, in this City [Portland], on the 14th inst., Maximillian Kaufman, a native of Wigme [?], Germany. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock this morning from the residence of his brother, I. Kaufmanm Alder street, between Second and Third. The friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - November 15, 1864
Contributed by
Robyn Greenlund
Kent, Charles

Portland – C.F. Kent, a well known citizen of Oregon, died suddenly at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Jesse Crame. Mr. Kent was 75 years of age. He came to Oregon in 1863, and for some time was engaged in the mines of southern Oregon. He was a quartermaster during the war of the rebellion. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

Source:  Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - December 3, 1896
Contributed by
Robyn Greenlund
Barnes, Isaac

Portland – Isaac Barnes, one of the old residents of Portland, died at the residence of his son, Frederick Barnes. He was 83 years of age, and first came to this county in from England in 1813, locating in Albany, N.Y. After two years he went back to England, but returned shortly afterward and engaged in the business of brushmaking in New York. In 1856 he removed with his family to Iowa, and in 1861 crossed the plains for Oregon, and ever since he lived in the vicinity of Portland.

Source:  Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - July 9, 1896
Contributed by
Robyn Greenlund
Horvath, Kimberly

The funeral for Kimberly Ellen Horvath of Northeast Portland will begin at 11 AM Wednesday in the Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Kimberly died Saturday in a Portland hospital of strep-toxic shock syndrome, a rare bacterial disorder. She was 6. She was born Feb. 23, 1985, in Portland. At the time of her death, Kimberly was a first-grader at Sabin Grade School.

Kimberly is survived by her mother and stepfather, Betty and Ray Goin of Portland; father, Michael Horvath of Portland; sister, Christina of Portland; grandparents, Don and Mary Webb of Portland; grandmothers, Audrey Mackrodt of Portland and Marjorie Goin of Ontario; great-grandparents, Harold and Betty Marr of Yuma, AZ; and a great-grandmother, Betty Adams of Portland. People who wish to remember Kimberly are asked to help the family defray the cost of the funeral expenses.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - January 22, 1992
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Evelyn

Memorial service for Mrs. Donald E. (Evelyn) Kennedy, 55, of 3935 SW 91st Ave., will be 11 AM Saturday in Sunset Hills Chapel. Mrs. Kennedy died of cancer Wednesday in a Portland hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Holdredge, NE, lived in Portland since 1933, and was graduated from Lincoln High School where she was a Rose Festival princess. She attended the University of Oregon and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Dr. Todd Kennedy and Dale Kennedy and daughters Donnie, Jean and Kathleen Kennedy of Portland, and daughter Patricia Ann Whitman, Bed; two sisters, Mrs. John Nielson, Eugene and Helen Rosandar, Portland; and three grandchildren. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances be made to the Central Bible Church.

[Evelyn Marie (nee Rosander) Kennedy]

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, July 21, 1972
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Alspaugh, Mabel

Services for Mrs. Mabel Kennedy Alspaugh, 70, who died at her Eagle Creek summer home Saturday, will be Wednesday at 11 AM at the Ross Hollywood Chapel. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery. Mrs. Alspaugh, daughter of a pioneer family, was born near Oregon City, November 19, 1881. She was married in 1908 to A. M. Alspaugh and had lived in Portland and California. Since 1929 she had been a Portland resident, living recently with her daughter at 1495 S. W. Clifton Street. A former teacher, lecturer, and writer, she was editor of the Health Herald magazine for many years and a charter member of the Health Education League and the Pathfinders of Portland.

Survivors include her widower, A. M. Alspaugh, Eagle Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Janet B.  Rands, Portland; mother, Mary Isabelle Kennedy, Lincoln, CA; a brother, Dr. Chester Kennedy, La Mesa, CA; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Wylde, Chico, CA; Miss Edna Kennedy, Ashland, OR; Miss Vida Kennedy, Lincoln, CA; Mrs. Eva Shearer, La Mesa, CA; and Mrs. Margaret Schmidt, Lincoln, CA; and four grandchildren, Barbara, Marshall, Marcia, and David  Rands of Portland.

[Mabel Edith (nee Kennedy) Alspaugh]

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - April 9, 1952
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Eva

Funeral services were conducted for Eva Belle Hushbeck, 79, former Tillamook resident, who died March 30 at the International Order of Odd Fellows home, Portland. Mrs. Hushbeck, who had lived in Portland for eight years, was born April 12, 1882, in Dayton, Wash., and was married Nov. 22, 1908, to Lewis Samuel Hushbeck, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Morning Star Rebekah Lodge No. 52. Rev. V. F. Deditius officiated at graveside services at Tillamook IOOF Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Eli Wiebe, Emil Heusser, Elmer Olson, Harold Glad, George Hoskins, and Leslie Lucas. Survivors include a brother, Edwin A. Burroughs, Seaside; several nieces and nephews including Raymond Foster and Lee Thun, both of Tillamook; Clark Thun, Cloverdale, and Harold Hushbeck, Garibaldi. Lundberg & Sons, Funeral Directors, had charge of arrangements.

[Eva Belle (nee Burroughs) Hushbeck]

Source:  Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - April 15, 1962
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Mitchell, Joseph

MITCHELL—Joseph J., 6120 SE Tenino; husband of Iva M. Mitchell; father of Bob J., Benjamin F. and Donald L. Mitchell, all of Portland; brother of Martha Stokes of Mollala, and Maude Petty of Gladstone; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to funeral services Wednesday 11 AM at Jacobson-Hart Funeral Home, 88th & SE Foster Rd. Interment Mt. View Cemetery.

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - March 13, 1972
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Crosby, Jennie

CROSBY--Jennie J., Dec. 8, late of 2355 SE 139th; wife of Fred; mother of Harold H. Griffin, Portland, and Mrs. Ethel Hobson, Los Angeles, Cal.; grandmother of James L. Griffin, US air corps. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 14, 2:30 PM at the Chapel of Jacobson's Family Morticians, SE 91st and Foster. Interment Rose City cemetery.

[Jennie I. (nee Webb) Crosby]

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - December 12, 1954
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Crosley, Frederick

CROSBY - Fred, 2355 SE 139th, father of James and Alfred. Services Saturday, 9 AM at Gable's Sunrise Chapel, 225 NE 60th. Friends invited. Interment Lincoln Memorial.

[Submitter's note:  “Crosby” was an alias that Fred sometimes used to escape creditors & ex-wives.]

Source:  The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - October 18, 1957
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Morrow, James

LOVER SHOT Young Man Killed Near His Home After Calling on His Sweetheart   Portland, Ore., Nov. 21 – James E. Morrow, 21 years of age, was shot in the head and instantly killed near his home in East Portland last night. He had been calling on a young woman and was on his way home when shot down. The police are inclined to believe that the murder was prompted by jealousy.

Source:
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) - November 21, 1901
Contributed by Dale D.

Horner, Jay

Nephew of Mrs. Jack Mead Burned to Death

Jay Horner, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Horner, of Portland, Oregon, was burned to death in a forest fire June 12th.

Mrs. Horner is a sister of Mrs. Jack Mead of this city and they are well known in Buffalo.

Source: Buffalo News (Buffalo, WY) - June 24, 1926
Contributed by a Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)

Babcock, S. Iba

Another Old Timer Passes

Mrs. J. Ransom Babcock, died at Gresham, Oregon, on May 29, 1926, according to word sent her nephew, Harry Babcock, of Buffalo.

Mrs. Babcock has been suffering for a number of years and this was the cause of her death.

Mrs. Babcock was one of the original old timers of Buffalo and lived here for a great many years, moving to Oregon in the hope of improving her health about seven years ago.

The NEWS will publish the obituary of Mrs. Babcock next week.

Source: Buffalo News (Buffalo, WY) - June 10, 1926
Contributed by a Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)

McKeen, George

DEATHS

George Richard McKeen

George Richard McKeen, formerly of Quincy, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, at at 12:40 Friday night, November 29, of heart trouble. Mr. McKeen was born in Buffalo, N. Y. October 12, 1863, and when a small boy moved to Quincy with his parents and lived here until August, 1912, when he moved to Portland, Ore., where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company. In 1891 he married Miss Estella Owens of Fowler, Ill., who with four sons, John of Quincy; George and Charles with the A. E. F. in France; Edwin at home, one daughter, Mrs. Carl Morehead of Tacoma, Wash., and one brother, William McKeen of Blair, Neb., survive him. Mr. McKeen was a member of the Christian church and was affiliated with the Modern Woodmen, Gem City Camp, No. 219, and the Carriage and Wagon Makers, both of Quincy.

Source: The Quincy Daily Journal (Quincy, IL) - December 6, 1918
Contributed by Debbie Gibson

Taylor, Sonja

Sonja Ruth Taylor

March 10, 1938 - July 27, 2008

The ashes of Sonja Ruth Taylor, 70, of North Bend, will be scattered at sea so she may join her father, son and sister-in-law. Sonja was born March 10, 1938, in Raymond, Wash., to John "Jake" E.E. Hilding and Betty Eugenia (Reeves) Hilding. Both well known Pacific County, Wash., residents. She died July 27, 2008, in Coos Bay. She was a direct descendant of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and great-great-granddaughter of James H. McMillen and Tirzah Barton, prominent Portland pioneers of 1845 and 1850 respectively. She moved to Coos Bay as a young girl and also lived in Sumner and Eastside. She attended Marshfield High School and after graduating, she met Charles H. Taylor at the Eagles Lodge in Coos Bay. They were married on Oct. 12, 1956. A short time later, they purchased property in Cooston, where they built the family home, where she lived until her death. Sonja was a Eagles Lodge lifetime member and past president of the Women's Auxiliary. She was not only a great mother and homemaker, she was a certified nurses assistant and had worked for many years at St. Catherine's Nursing Home, where she was very well liked and admired. Sonja is survived by three of her four children, Cynthia Colter and Dennis Schad of North Bend, Craig Taylor and wife, Alma of New Mexico, and Cheryl and husband, Peter Kuhn of Washington; grandchildren, Rocky Allen and wife, Dahla of St. Helens, Charles H. Taylor III and Monica Marie Ruth Taylor, both of Springfield, Ashley Alexa Taylor of Myrtle Point and Karlee Rose Taylor of Coos Bay; great-grandchildren, Haidon and Jacobi Allen of St. Helens and Zachary W. Taylor of Springfield; brother and best friend, John E. Hilding Jr. of Coquille; friend and neighbor, Gerry LaDuke of Cooston; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, John Hilding Sr.; mother, Betty; husband, Charles H. Taylor Sr. on April 28, 1997; son, Charles H. Taylor Jr. on July 6, granddaughter, Jessica Dawn Taylor on Dec. 27, 1986; sister-in-law, Jackie Hilding; and son-in-law, William H. Colter. Published in the World, Coos Bay, 8/12/2008 - 8/13/2008 Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 269-2851.2008; granddaughter, Jessica Dawn Taylor on Dec. 27, 1986; sister-in-law, Jackie Hilding; and son-in-law, William H. Colter. Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 269-2851.

Source: ? [The World (Coos Bay, OR) - 2008]
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Cline, Annie

Widow of Dr. Cline Dies; Funeral Will be Held Tomorrow.    

ANNIE E. CLINE, widow of the Rev. Dr. C. E. Cline, died Wednesday.  She was born in Noblesville, Ind., Oct. 15, 1844, the daughter of Augustus and Rebecca Miller.      With her parents she moved from Indiana to Ohio and thence to Minnesota in 1860.     She was married to CULLEN E. CLINE at Wasioga, Minn., Sept. 23, 1863.  Dr. Cline was at that time a returned Civil war soldier, having served a term of enlistment in the first call for 90 day troops and a second enlistment for two years.  He afterward reenlisted in the Second Minnesota Heavy artillery and served to the end of the war.     After the close of the war Dr. and Mrs. Cline moved to Illinois, where in 1868 he joined the Southern Illinois Methodist Episcopal conference, serving many charges in Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa.  The family moved to Portland (OR) in 1888.  Dr. Cline died last July.  Mrs. Cline is survived by seven children, Mrs. Annie C. Farley, Gus L. Cline, W.D. Cline, Mrs. Grace T. Johnston, Thomas D. Cline, Agnes Cline, all of Portland, and Mrs. Frances Miller of Gresham.     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Finley's chapel.

Source:
Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - February 2, 1922
Contributed by
D. Griffith
Barnwell, Thomas

A Memorial Service for Gresham resident, Thomas "Tom" Barnwell will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 1:00pm at  Ascension Lutheran Church, 1440 SE 182nd Avenue, Gresham.  Disposition was by cremation with private inurnment at GrandView Cemetery, LaGrande, Oregon. Tom died peacefully of natural causes while vacationing in Oslo, Norway. Thomas George Barnwell was born on April 9, 1931 in LaGrande, Oregon, the son of Lloyd and Merle George Barnwell. As a young boy, Tom lived in various cities growing up, graduating from Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, CA  in 1949. Following his graduation, Tom went into the Navy and served his country from 1949 until his Honorable Discharge in 1953. He returned to LaGrande where he attended college, majoring in education and graduating in 1956. While in college, Tom met Eleanor Kuether and on September 30, 1956, they were married in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. They, then, came to Portland and Tom began his teaching career with Portland Public Schools. After 15 years, he taught in the Orient School District for five years when he retired from teaching and earned his Real Estate license. In 1963, he moved his family to Boring, Oregon and opened his own Real Estate office "Frontier Realty" in 1969 and operated it until 1978. He then went to work for Art Lutz Realty & Stan Wiley Realty until 1986 when he went to work for Costo Wholesale until his retirement in December of 2000. Tom moved to Gresham in 1994. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, camping, and the outdoors. He also was an avid square dancer, dancing with the "Country Cutups" of Boring from 1972 to 1986. Tom was very active with the Church. Tom devoted most of the past 2 ½ years of his life caring for his beloved wife, Eleanor, during her illness. She died on December 19, 2000 and for the past five months, Tom spent his life doing what he loved, traveling and spending time with his family. Tom passed away to Heaven the way he would have wanted - healthy, having a good time exploring the world, and leaving us peacefully and swiftly. Tom was a gentle and loving soul who, just by being here, made the world a much better place. He wil  be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. Now Heaven is rejoicing that Tom is truly Home. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and by his brother, Gordon. He is survived by his four daughters: Laura E. Potter, Linda K. Wegner, Sandra M. Barnwell and Cynthia D. Barnwell; four grandchildren: Ryan and Melissa Johnson and Kathryn & Virginia Potter, all of Gresham. He is also survived by his brother, Douglas Barnwell of San Jose, California.

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Douglas R. Barnwell

Jasperson, James

A memorial gathering for James Wendell Jasperson will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. in his home, 2014 N. W. 143rd Ave., Portland. Mr. Jasperson died of a heart attack, October 14, in a Portland hospital on his 57th birthday.

He was born in St. James, Minnesota in 1935. He graduated from Franklin High School. His family moved to Portland when he was very young.

In 1958 Mr. Jasperson attended barber school. He worked as a barber the rest of his life, indluding 22 years at the Red Lion Barber Salon. Last spring a back injury forced him to reduce his work to part time, but he was still working at the time of his death.

On 21 February 1981 Mr. Jasperson married Valerie Pratt.

Survivors include his wife, daughter Brenda of Anchorage, sons Brian of Anchorage and Bruce of Hawaii, brother Stanley of Texas.

Burial was in Skyline Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Remembrances may be me contributed to the Kidney Association of Oregon.

[James Wendell Jasperson was the son of Hans Henrick Jasperson Jr. and Mary Alida Olson. Grandparents were, Hans Henrick Jasperson Sr. and Jennie Lincoln Wendell. Great-grandparents were Dr. James Homer Wendell and Julia Knapp.]

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, October 23, 1992
Contributed
by Charlott Wells Jones, great-great niece of Dr. Wendell
Givens, John

John William Givens, 79, owner of a Portland machine shop and metal fabrication plant, died Wednesday at his Sauvie Island home. Born in Denver, he had been a resident of Portland since 1912. Mr. Givens was associated with Swigert Industries since 1917. After retiring from Hyster Sales Co. in 1969, he owned Central Machine Works and Central Fabricators.

He was affiliated with numerous clubs and organizations, including Al Kader Shrine, Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Scotland, the Aero Club of Oregon, Mt. Hood Chapter 50 of Royal Arch Masons and Mt. Hood Lodge 157 AF&AM. He is survived by his wife, Lora. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ross Hollywood Chapel.

Source: Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - Saturday, September 4, 1982
Contributed by
Karen Miller

Hastings, Georgia

DR. GEORGIA A. HASTINGS

Services set for school teacher

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Willamette National Cemetery for Dr. Georgia A. Hastings, 56 of Carson City, Nev., former Portland school teacher and head of primary schools for the state of Nevada, who died of cancer Tuesday in Carson City.

Born in Scappoose, she received a Ph.D. from Gonzaga University in Spokane and her doctorate degree in education from the University of Portland. She also earned a journalism degree from Maryhurst College. Dr. Hastings taught in several Portland area schools for 26 years before moving to Nevada where she served as an educational consultant for the state. She also headed the primary school program in Nevada for the past 12 years.

Surviving are her husband, Frank J.; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Hlavinka, Scappoose; brothers, George and Joseph Hlavinka, both of Scappoose; sisters, Mary Evert, Scappoose; Lillian Hlavinka and Helen Simko, both of Portland, and Adelaid Hartney, Carson City, Nev.

Source: Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - Saturday, September 4, 1982
Contributed by
Karen Miller

Harper, Robert

LT. COL. ROBERT HARPER

Lt. Col. Robert (Bruce) Harper, 65 of 7832 SW Ruby Terrace, a lieutenant colonel in the Army who retired in 1962, died Sunday in his home.

Born in Walla Walla, Wash., he spent 22 years with the Signal Corps after being called to active duty with the Oregon National Guard in 1940.

He made two amphibious landings with the Ninth Infantry Division in North Africa and Sicily during World War II. He was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre for his service as a liaison officer with the 4th Moroccan Division.

Lt. Col. Harper was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish, was past commander of the Medford American Legion and was Grand Chef de Train of the 40-8, Grand Coiture del Oregon. He also was a member of the 41st Division Post165 and the 41st Division Association and the Retired Officers’ Association.

Survivors include his wife, June;; a son, Robert Jr., Portland; three daughters, Judy Harper, Portland, Kathleen Green, Tigard, and Laurie Harper, Eugene, and one grandson.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Church. Military burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Child Welfare Program or the American Cancer Society.

Source: Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - October 21, 1975
Contributed by
Karen Miller

Haugen, Ruth

EX-TEACHER DIES

Memorial services were held Tuesday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church for Ruth C. Haugen, 82, former president of the Portland Federation of Women’s Organizations.

Mrs. Haugen, a retired teacher,, died Saturday in a convalescent home. She lived at 1717 SW Park Avenue.

She taught remedial reading in the Portland public schools. After retiring, she tutored. Mrs. Haugen began teaching near Camas, Wash., at the age of 16. She was born in Berea, KY.

Mrs. Haugen was a former president of Oregon Retired Teachers Unit 1 and a former vice president of the Portland Women’s Club. She was a member of the President’s Club, the PEO American Association of University of Women, Women of Irvington, and Monday Musical Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Yates, Seattle; a son Dwight Haugen, Portland; a sister, Mrs. George Anderson, Kent, Wash.,; a brother Frank Chamberlain, San Jose, Calif., and five grandchildren.

Source: Oregon Journal (Portland, OR) - October 21, 1975
Contributed by
Karen Miller

Johnson, Helen

Oregon Woman dies at 111

Portland, Ore.- The woman believed to be the oldest person in Oregon has died at the age of 111.

Helen Johnson was born July 20, 1896, in Berlin. Her family emigrated from Germany to the United States at the turn of the century, and settled in Oregon.

According to a California research group, Johnson was the 24th oldest person in the world when she died Thursday at her home in Portland.

She said she never smoked but enjoyed an occasional whiskey and vodka martini.

Source: The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, WA) - April 20, 2008
Contributed by Marla Snow
Gwinn, Cynthia

One of the pioneers of Oregon was Mrs. Cynthia A Gwinn, who died last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs Henry Brown, 437 East Burnside Street, She was 82 years of age and a native of Knox County, Indiana. She came to Oregon in 1832 crossing the plains by ox team, Her husband has been dead for several years, For many years she was a resident of Salem. She was the mother of seven children, four of whom survive her. they are Pulaski Gwinn, of Foster, Linn County, Jeff Gwinn of this city, Mrs H Brown of Portland, and Mrs Bert Corley of La Center, Washington

Source:  The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - February 15, 1914
Contributed by Janice Rice

Pugh-Brooks, Doris

Doris Pugh-Brooks (1923-2007)
Born: Sept. 10, 1923 in Walla Walla, Washington
Died: September 16, 2007 in Portland, OR
Marriage: to Marvin M. Brooks in 1942
Survivors: husband, 2 daughters, 1 son, 3 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Bridger, Clyde

Clyde Arthur Bridger (1909-2007)
Born: April 24, 1909 in Cortland, New York
Died: September 17, 2007 in Portland, OR
Marriage: to Helen Maw who passed in 1994
Survivors: 2 sons, 2 grandchildren

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Gentry-Cettel, Roberta

Roberta J. "Bobby" Gentry-Cettel (1922-2007)
Born: November 16, 1922 in Richardson County, Nebraska
Died: September 11, 2007 in Portland or Gresham, Oregon
Marriage: Richard W. Cettel
Survivors: husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren
Obituary appearing in September 23, 2007 edition of The Oregonian

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Allen, Gary

Gary Donald Allen (1939-2007)
Born: Dec. 21, 1939 in Centerville, Iowa
Died: September 16, 2007 in Portland, OR
Marriages: 1) Maragene, 2) Phyllis
Survivors: 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 grandson, 1 son-in-law, sister-in-law, 2 nephews
Obit. appearing in September 23, 2007 edition of The Oregonian

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Birdwell-Walker, Lois

Lois Birdwell-Walker
Born: June 16, 1912 in Danville, Kentucky
Died: September 17, 2007 in Vancouver, WA
Obit. appearing in September 23, 2007 edition of The Oregonian

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Smith, Maxine

Maxine Mildred Smith (1908-2007)
Born: July 29, 1908 in Seattle, WA
Died: September 13, 2007 in Portland, OR
Survivors: "There are no known family survivors."
Obit. appearing in September 23, 2007 edition of The Oregonian

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Smith, Jack

Jack Smith (1918-2007)
Born: June 24, 1918 in Camas Valley, Washington
Died: September 16, 2007 in Portland, OR
Marriage: Efrossyni in 1963
Survivors: wife, son & daughter
Obit. appearing in September 23, 2007 edition of The Oregonian

Obituary edited for length. Full reprint available from The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, OR.

Contributed by Friend of Free Genealogy (FoFG)
Winterstein, C. R.

Buried In Lone Fir Cemetery – C. R. Winterstein, of Grass Valley, who died in St. Vincent’s Hospital, was buried in Lone Fir Cemetery. The cause of death was fracture of the skull. He was 27 years old.

Source:The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, August 10, 1905
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Heinz, Frank

Frank Heinz Died At Portland

Frank Heinz, a member of a pioneer family of this county, died at Portland last Sunday and the remains were brought to Crane for interment, the funeral service being conducted on Thursday afternoon by Rev. B. S. Hughes of this city.

Deceased was 40 years old and had resided in this county for some 30 years. He had been in failing health for the past four months. Recently he had been in charge of the Riddle Ranch in Happy Valley but before that he had been farming for himself and doing hauling. He, like many of the pioneer people of this section, had undergone hardships and likely the early abuse of his health was responsible for his succumbing to his lat illness. He s survived by his wife and two children, his father and four sisters and two brothers.

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Ladd, William

W. S. Ladd Dead

The Richest Oregonian Dies at Portland Today

Special to the Guard:
Portland, Jan. 6, 3 P.M. – W. S. Ladd, the wealthiest resident of Oregon, died at his residence in this city, today from paralysis. He was estimated to be worth from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000.

(William Sargent Lass was born at Holland, Vermont, October 10, 1826. His father was a physician. At the age of 19 he taught school in London, New Hampshire; afterwards he was a freight agent at Tilton, the same state. He came to San Francisco in 1851, soon after coming to Portland, Oregon. He started a small store in Portland, selling out a few articles he brought with him, but his affairs reached at one time to low an ebb that he was glad to save paying his $6 road tax by digging out stumps in front of his store. He was married in 1854 to Miss Caroline Elliott of New Hampshire. In 1859, with Henry Tilton he started the first bank in that city. It was started on a small scale but in 1861 its capital was increased from $50,000 to $150,000. When in 1880 the partnership was dissolved the capital had reached the sum of $2,500,000. He owned a number of farms in the state and was a great breeder of fine cattle. He leaves a wife and four children. It has been his custom for a number of years to set aside one-tenth of his net income for charitable purposes. At the time of his death he was reputed to be worth between $15,000,000 and $20,000,000)


Source: Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, January 6, 1893
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Weaver, Lutie

Former Eugenean Dies In Portland

Mrs. Lutie Weaver, formerly of Eugene, died at the Emmanuel hospital in Portland Christmas day, according to word received recently by Eugene friends. She lived in Eugene for many years, and went to Portland last summer to make her home with a son, Roy Weaver. Another son, Kenneth Weaver, also survives. Mrs. Weaver was active in the First Christian church and various clubs in Eugene. During the World war, she was a Red Cross nurse.

Source:
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, January 2, 1941
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Curry, George

Last Sunday ex-Governor Geo. L. Curry died at Portland, after a protracted illness. Gov. Curry came to Oregon in 1846. In 1856 he was appointed Territorial Governor by President Pierce, and held that position until the organization of the State government in 1859.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, August 3, 1878
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Cook, Daughter

Burned to Death

We learn from the Bee that a little daughter of Capt. Horatio Cook, of Portland, was so badly burned on Sunday last that she died after suffering nearly six hours. The girl had been sent to kndle a fire in a stove, and while pouring kerosene oil on it to make it burn more briskly, the flames ignited with the oil in the can causing an explosion. She was so burned before assistance could be rendered that the skin dropped off in pieces, excepting a small space in the region of the stomach and on the back where the fire did not reach.

Source: The Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, August 3, 1878
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Lively, Fletcher

Prineville Merchant Dies

Fletcher J. Lively, for several years a business man of Prineville, and known to many in this section, passed away at Portland Wednesday, January 26th, from pneumonia after an illness of a few days.

Mr. Lively had been in Portland several days purchasing general Merchandise expecting to open a business in Redmond.

The deceased leaves a widow and four small children. The remains were shipped to Aberdeen, Washington, where his parents reside, for interment.

Source: The Madras Pioneer (Madras, OR) - Thursday, February 2, 1911
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Helfrich, Kate

Word reached us yesterday of the death of Miss Kate Helfrich in Portland. It seems that Miss Helfrich was exposed to smallpox contagion while at Prineville, and left for Portland to escape it; but the symptoms of smallpox showed up a week ago. Unable to withstand the onset of the disease, she quickly succumbed to it, the sad news of her death being brought to us yesterday. Her parents are living in the Haystack country.

Source: The Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR) - Friday, May 8, 1903
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Bull, Mack

Mack Bull Dead At 90

Mack A. Bull, of Moro, who had been identified with farming interests in Sherman County for nearly 70 years, died Wednesday in a convalescent hospital in Portland. He was 90 years of age.

Mr. Bull was born July 12, 1870, at Pendleton, where his father, P. M. Bull was the first owner and publisher of the Pendleton East Oregonian. Mr. Bull had been a member of the Masonic Lodge at Moro for more than 58 years.

He leaves a son, Hollis, two grandsons and one great-grandson, all of Portland.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Moro Community Presbyterian church.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, November 3, 1960
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Martin, LeRoy

LeRoy H. Martin, 84, resident of Portland and Moro, Or., died Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Portland Mausoleum, vault entombment in the family crypt following there.

Mr. Martin was born in California October 16, 1858, and lived both in California and Missouri before settling on a homestead in Sherman county, Oregon, as a wheat and cattle rancher. He married Amanda Buchanan. In 1921 he retired and moved to Portland, living here until 1936. He also lived in The Dalles for a time.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World and Neighbors of Woodcraft.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lola Cleland, Portland; a son, Miles E. Martin, Lexington, Or., and three brothers, Wilbert, Moro, Harvey, The Dalles, and Julius Martin, Moscow, Idaho.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, March 15, 1943
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
McKeown, Elizabeth

The Oregonian of the 9th brought news of the death of Miss Elizabeth J. McKeown, who spent the spring at the Pilot Butte Inn. She had consumption in its advanced stage, but left Bend about ten days ago full of hope and was planning a trip to Southern California this summer. She had many warm friends here who were shocked to hear of her sudden death, and the sympathy of the community is extended to her mother and relatives in Portland.

Source: The Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR) - Friday, May 15, 1903
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Knighten, Wily

Death Claims Educator, 72

The Dalles (Special) – Funeral for Wily W. Knighten, 72, longtime county superintendent of schools at Moro in Sherman County who died Saturday at Community Memorial Hospital in Pendleton after a six months illness, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Callaway Chapel.

The Rev. Robert Hutchinson of Portland will officiate, with Masonic services to follow. Graveside rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Service Cited

Mr. Knighten had been a resident of Sherman County for 65 years, and was engaged in the teaching profession from 1922 until his retirement in 1959. He was born June 23, 1892, at Grangeville, Idaho.

In 1917 he was mustered into the regular Army and was discharged in 1919. He was graduated from the University of Oregon in 1920. Most of his work in education was in Sherman County where he was county superintendent of schools for 25 years.

Mr. Knighten was a past master of Sherman Lodge 143, AF & AM; past patron of Sherman Chapter 132, OSE and was a member of the American Legion Post of Moro, The Dalles Barracks of World War I Veterans, the National Education Association and the Oregon Education Association. He was a member of First Congregational Church in The Dalles.

Widow Survives

He married Donalda MacGregor in 1925, and she survives together with a son, Wily W. Knighten, Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska: a daughter, Mrs. John J. Miller of Bellvue, Wash.; two brothers, Bert of Harper, and John of Baker; three sisters, Mrs. Janie Venable, and Mrs. Grace Rutherford, both of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Lelia Serrarier, Eureka, Calif., and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that any remembrance be in the form of contributions to the Wily W. Knighten College Scholarship Memorial Fund, care of Paul Fraser of the Sherman County branch of the First National Bank.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, August 20, 1964
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Guthrie, Robert

Robert H. Guthrie, 82, of 2564 Northeast Twentieth avenue, a retired wheat farmer of Moro, Sherman county, died Tuesday in Berkley, Cal., where he and Mrs. Guthrie were wintering friends here were advised.

Until he moved to Portland about 25 years ago, Mr. Guthrie operated one of the largest wheat farms in Sherman county.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, April 12, 1939
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Ankeny, Dorothy

Dorothy M. Dunham Ankeny
Dec. 26, 1907 Klamath Falls, OR - July 7, 2006 Portland, OR

Dorothy M. Dunham Ankeny, 98, a former long time resident of Klamath Falls died July 7, 206, of Alzheimer's disease in Portland.

Dorothy was born in Klamath Falls to Ed and Catherine (Beeson) Dunham.

Her parents were the children of Oregon pioneer families. She was raised in Klamath Falls, then attended the University of Oregon where she met her future husband Lewis Ankeny. They were married in 1930.

Their marriage ended in divorce in 1953.

Dorothy lived in San Francisco, Berkley, Calif., and Los Angeles before moving back to Klamath Falls in 1944.

She joined the Herald and News as a proofreader in 1948 and took great pride in her work correcting errors and typos before deadlines. She enjoyed her many years and friends at the newspaper until she retired in 1973.

In 1994, she moved to Portland to be near her son Richard.

During her years in Klamath Falls, she loaned books from her extensive home library. Many interesting conversations were held there. Survivors include her son Lewis and his partner Dotte of Portland; son Tom of Portland; grandchildren Dan Dunham and wife Jode, Kathryn and husband Al, and Krista and her her partner Joe-E; niece Susan Dunham Murphy; nephew Don Dunham; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a 5 year old brother Dean in 1922; brothers Don and Dale, who were killed while serving in the Army during World War II in Italy, Don in Sept. 1943 and Dale February of 1945, and a son Richard in 1966.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - July 2006
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer

Rhea, Emaline

Heppner, April 16 – One of the most largely attended funerals ever seen in Heppner was that of Mrs. J. P. Rhea, which occurred yesterday. She died at St. Vincent's Hospital, Portland, Friday and was one of the pioneer residents of Rhea Creek. Mrs. Rhea was universally esteemed; and her death is much regretted.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, April 17, 1900
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Nielson, Raymond

Portland Boy Dies In Texas

Raymond B. Nielson, the young son of Niels A. Nielson, traveling agent for the Morgan Wall Paper Company, who resides at 451 Mechanic street, this city, was fatally injured in a peculiar manner near Grand Falls, Tex., December 15, from the effects of which he expired 15 days later. The boy’s mother was visiting her father, James Baker, at the time, and had only been there a week when the accident occurred. Her son was playing around a band of horses on his grandfather’s farm, and in some way one of the animals crowded the youngster against a plow, the sharp point of which penetrated his brain. The remains arrived here yesterday and will be buried at 2 o’clock this afternoon from Dunning’s undertaking parlors. He was aged 6 years, 2 months and 15 days.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, January 7, 1906
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Southwell, George

NO ONE TO BLAME

Running down of George Southwell, a Mute, was accidental.


An inquest on the remains of George Southwell, a deaf mute, who was run down and killed by an O. R. & N, train near Troutdale, Thursday morning, was held yesterday. The testimony of O. L. Barrett, engineer of the train which ran Southwell down, showed that the deceased was walking eastward on the track when he was first noticed by the men of the westbound train. He held his head downward and he  did not pay any attention to the danger signals which were sounded when the train was approaching him.


Guy Southwell, a brother of the deceased, testified that he and George met for a few hours before the latter's death. George, in mute language, told him that he was going East to be a "rider". Mr. Southwell thought, that in the friendly terms of Eastern Oregon, he meant to be a cowboy. The deceased started across the Morrison Street Bridge and that was the last the witness saw of him. When they parted the witness laughed, for he thought  his brother was only joking and that he intended to board the train for The Dalles, where their mother lives. The next he heard of him was of his death. Examined by the Coroner, Mr. Southwell had suffered a stroke of paralysis when he was 13 months old and that deafness and dumbness followed, Mentally the young man was very bright.


After listening to the evidence the jury decided death was due solely to accident and was not caused by the negligence of any one.


[died: June 05, 1902]


Source: Unknown - June 1902
Contributed by Beth via Sara Hemp

Steiwer, Annie

A member of a pioneer Oregon family, Mrs. Winlock Steiwer, 96, Fossil, died here Thursday in a convalescent home.  Funeral will be Saturday in Fossil with interment in the family plot there.

Mrs. Steiwer was born Jan. 5, 1866, in Hillsboro, and moved with her family to Fossil in 1870.  Her husband died in 1920.

The family suggests that any remembrance be in the form of contribution to the Shriners Hospital.

Survivors include three children, Mrs. W. L. (Susan) Reinhart, Fossil; Mrs. Ruth S. Latourette, Portland, and son, William J. Steiwer, Fossil; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowerman, Toledo; brother Thomas B. Hoover, Fossil; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, January 26, 1962
Walls, Lyle

Memorial service for Lyle Steiwer Walls, who grew up on a family donation land claim in Marion County, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, in First Unitarian Church.

Mrs. Walls, who was 89, died Thursday in a Portland nursing home.

She was born in Fossil.  Both sides of her family had traveled to Oregon Territory by wagon train in the 1840s.

She was a 1915 graduate of the University of Oregon, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.  She was an active member in the Oregon congress of Parents and Teachers Association and served as state president of that organization from 1936 to 1940.

Survivors include her daughter, Florence W. Lehman, Portland; a son, John S. Walls, Wenatchee, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

Burial will be private.

The family suggests remembrances be contributions to Reed College of the Oregon Historical Society.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, May 26, 1980
Robbins, Horace

Services Held for Robbins

Doctor Long Active In Eastern Oregon

Funeral services for Dr. Horace M. Robbins, 80, veteran Eastern Oregon medical practitioner and one-time mayor of Fossil, Or., were held July 18 from the chapel of J. P. Finely & Son.  Vault entombment was at Riverview cemetery.

Dr. Robbins, who lived at 1871 S. W. 10th avenue, died July 16, at Hahnemann hospital.  He had lived in Portland for the past four years.

Dr. Robbins was born April 22, 1867, in Robbins Tenn.  He was graduated from an academy near Knoxville, Tenn., and taught school there for three years before studying at Maryville college, Maryville, Tenn.

Following a four-year term as county school superintendent, he studied medicine at Tennessee Medical college, now the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduating in 1901.

Several Offices Filled

His wife, the former Ella Smith of Jellico, Tenn., accompanied him to Bend, Or., where the couple first settled.  He practiced medicine principally in Wheeler county, establishing his headquarters at Fossil, where he served as mayor from 1933 to 1941.  He also served as county coroner and public health officer.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Fossil chapter of the IOOF, the Oregon Medical society and the Fossil Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow and two sons, H. M .Robbins Jr. of Portland and Kenneth T. Robbins of San Joe, Cal.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, July 27, 1947
Steiwer, William

Former Oregon State Sen. William H. Steiwer Sr., who was born and spent his life-time ranching in Fossil, died at the age of 75 Tuesday in a local hospital.

Mr. Steiwer was born Sept. 18, 1896, the son of pioneer W. W. Steiwer, who was also a rancher.  The Steiwer ranch is on 35,000 acres used to raise cattle and sheep.

Mr. Steiwer was educated at Portland Academy and Stanford University. He was a member of The University Club, the Elks, American Legion and was a World War I veteran.

Mr. Steiwer served in the Oregon Senate from 1933-43 as a Republican and during his last term he was president of the Senate.

He was president of both the Oregon Wool Growers and Nation Wool Growers associations; a director of the American Sheep Producers Council; president of the Northwest Livestock Production Credit Association; and a director of the Portland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Mr. Steiwer also was a director of the Columbia Basin Electrical Co-op in Heppner and a director of the Keep Oregon Green Association.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, William H. Jr., and Johan, and three grandchildren, all of Fossil.

Service for Mr. Steiwer will be 11 a.m. Friday in Portland Memorial funeral home with vault interment to follow.

The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Oregon Historical Society or to a charity.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, January 20, 1972
Petersen, Frances

Mrs. Frances Williams Petersen, 89, died December 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora C. Hornaday of 2210 Glover road, and was buried Wednesday, January 4, at Albany, Or.

Born in Iowa on December 8, 1843, she came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lytle, by ox-team in 1849, the family settling near Coburg.  There she was married to J. B. Williams at the age of 15.  He died in Albany in 1889; later she married P. Petersen, who died in 1919.  She had made her home with her daughter the last 24 years.

In addition to Mrs. Hornaday, she is survived by two sons, Henry M. Williams of Portland and Jerome Williams of Albany; one brother, Lucien Lytle of Jacksonville; three sisters, Louisa Crain and Isa Poindexter of Prineville and Floretta Batdorf of Gladstone; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, January 7, 1933
Smith, Ephraim

WAS A PIONEER OF 1849

Ephraim L. Smith, Who Crossed Plains From Missouri, Is Dead



Ephraim L. Smith, pioneer, who died at his home, 653 Kerby street, on Friday, January 8, was born in Polk County, Missouri, November 24, 1840, crossing the plains to Oregon with his parents in 1849.  For a number of years he engaged in blacksmithing in Eugene.  Later he returned to the donation land claim owned by his father where he resided until last May, when he removed to Portland.

He was the owner of considerable real estate in this city.  He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. A. H. Sunderman, Pendleton; Mrs. A. C. Powers, Silver Lake; Mrs. G. E. Strayer, Mrs. Etta Auders, Mrs. John O’Connor, Faye Smith, Portland; B. F. Smith, Echo, Or.



Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, January 15, 1909

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