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Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon
Lostine Pioneer Goes To His Rest
Crawford Wallace Womack, a pioneer of Wallowa County, died at his home at Lostine last Saturday, February 14, 1920. Funeral services were held at the Lostine Cemetery on Monday, conducted by Rev. Eaton of the Christian church.
Mr. Womack was born in Shelby County, Illinois, and the family moved when he was a boy to Missouri. When 19 years old he joined in the gold rush to Colorado and spent part of a year in the Pike’s Peak neighborhood. In the spring of the following year the call of the West led him to cross the plains and he stopped at Boise. (Idaho). Again he traveled westward, going to Wasco c=County, near The Dalles (Oregon) where the town of Womack ( Wamic ) was named after him.
In 1877 he was married to Mevina McCubbin and they came to Wallowa County. Mr. Womack homesteaded a farm south of Lostine, which he continued to own until his death, 43 years. On this home, six children were born, of whom five are living: William, Charles and Grover Womack of Alberta, Fred Womack of Lincoln county, and Mrs. Gene W. Hall (Sarah Bruce Hall Aka, Sadie) of Athena. He is also survived by his widow and two sisters.
The Golden Rule was Mr. Womack’s life motto, and all who knew him know how well he lived up to his splendid principles.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, February 19, 1920
Contributed By: Sue Wells