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Death Comes To Wickham
Willis James Wickham, 73, long time resident of Elgin, Union County, died late yesterday evening in La Grande after a long illness.
He was born July 25, 1878, in Carlton Center, Mich. He came with his parents by wagon train to the Grand Ronde Valley when he was about 12 years old. He operated butcher shops in Elgin, Boise and Star, Ida. He was also active in logging operations in Union County for several years. He was a past member of the Eagles Lodge, and a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Fred of Baker and Jess of Grants Pass; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Wickham of Jefferson, Or.; a brother, Sam of Jefferson; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Beatty Chapel.
Baker Democrat Herald – - December 31, 1951.