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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Mrs. Martha Emeline (Day) Emmons, died Nov. 7, 1909

Mrs. J. W. Emmons passed away Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock after a very brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Christian Church. Rev. W. S. Crockett conducting the services. Internment was in Enterprise Cemetery. A very large concourse of friends assembled in the church and followed the corpse to its last resting place.

Mary Emeline Day was born at Flemingsburg, KY, April 13, 1847 and was married to J. W. Emmons Dec. 21, 1865. They moved to Illinois in 1871 and ten years later to Nebraska. In 1884, they came to Union County, Oregon and in 1893 to this county where they have since resided.

Five sons and two daughters were born to them, all of whom survive, Alton R., Leonard B., Charles D., and George M. Emmons of this city and vicinity, William P. Emmons of LaGrande, Mrs.. Jessie Homan of Enterprise and Mrs.. Lilly J. Davis of Nebraska. All were at the funeral but Mrs.. Davis and the husband, who is in Oklahoma. Two nephews, F. A. and L.P. Day of LaGrande were here also.

Mother Emmons as she was familiarly called, united with the Christian Church 30 years ago and always stood courageously for the right. Never strong physically, she was always doing for others, blessing by her presence.

It was her request that the song “Jesus will Carry Me Over the River” be sung at her funeral. All who listened, felt as if those words were fulfilled and that she was at rest.

The above obituary was taken from the ” Wallowa Chieftain” newspaper for Thursday, November 11, 1909. There is a metal tombstone at her grave in the Enterprise Cemetery at the north edge of town. It is noted that her name was shown as “Mary” above.

This obituary contributed by S. Renee Schaeffer

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Wallowa County Oregon ObituariesAccessGenealogy. © 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/emmons-martha-emeline-mrs-day-obituary.htm - Last updated on Jan 12th, 2012

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