Daugherty, Lew – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon

L. Daugherty Taken Suddenly Thursday
Well Known North Powder Farmer Died Soon After He was Taken to Baker Hospital

Lew Daugherty, whose farm is near North Powder and who has lived her for many years died at 6 o’clock last evening at the Protestant hospital, Baker, from a stroke or internal hemorrhage, suffered at his home only a few hours previously. He had complained of a headache that morning and rested later in the day. About 4 o’clock he appeared to be stricken and never recovered, an ambulance taking him to Baker. Dr. C.D. Houser was called and directed the stricken man be taken to a hospital.

The deceased is survived by his widow and six children: two sons, John and Layton, by his first marriage, are farmers of the Wolf Creek section; while four younger children, Quinith, Monier, Lollette, and Velmer, are at home. He also leaves three brothers and one sister; Steve of Lewiston, Idaho; Will of Baker; Charley of Portland, and Mrs. Carrie Pyles of Portland.


Lewis Martin Daugherty was born at Fort Wayne, Idn. Dec. 12, 1867, having attained the age of 64 years last December. His parents were Leonard and Catherine (nee Emenhouser) Daugherty, and his early childhood was spent on a farm some distance from the Indiana city. While Lewis was young, the family moved to Indian territory and he spent a number of years there, participating in the great opening, known as the “land rush,” of the territory in the early nineties.

He, with brothers, came west in 1897, spending a year in Idaho before coming to North Powder. He followed farming all his life, and his first work here is said to have been as an employee of Andrew Lun who operated the Coughanour ranch. Later he leased and operated this ranch himself. In 1904 he bought what was known as the Curt Dalton ranch between here and Haines and lived there until 1915 when he purchased the present Daugherty home ranch adjoining North Powder.

In 1903 he united in marriage to Louise Hollinger, who died June 12, 1908. In 1910 he was married to Violet Hollinger, who survives to mourn his sudden death.

Friends and acquaintances of Lew Daugherty, as he was always known, speak highly of his character, his life, from childhood, being typical of that great number of Americans who knew hardships and trials of the frontier which they followed as it was pushed westward by their work. His death is keenly felt in this community where he has lived and labored.

North Powder News
Friday, April 8, 1932


Lew Daugherty

Many Attend Lew Daugherty Funeral

Funeral services for Lew Daugherty, whose death occurred suddenly last Thursday, were observed Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church in North Powder. The services were conducted by Rev. A.L. Wilson, pastor of the Haines Community church, due to the illness of Rev. H.G. Feese, North Powder pastor.

The many friends of Mr. Daugherty filled the church to capacity to pay their respects to their friend and neighbor. Additional chairs had been brought from Baker by the funeral directors. Exceptionally fine weather permitted many friends from outlying districts to attend the services.

Interment was in the North Powder cemetery. Pall bearers were: Jim Titus, Harry Monday, John Davis, Land Goff, Bert Bowman and William Lun. A long train of automobiles formed the funeral cortege as it passed through town to the cemetery.

North Powder News
Friday, April 15, 1932



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/indiana/daugherty-lew-obituary.htm - Last updated on Dec 5th, 2011


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