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La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Dies During Evening Burial Tomorrow

David Bay, Eastern Oregon pioneer and the father of Harve Bay, of this city, passed away at his home in Portland, last night, according to word received here this morning., Mr Bay had been ill for some time and his three sons and his wife, Mrs May Bay, were with him at the time of death.

Funeral services are to be held at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the body will be laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery. The officers of the Masonic grand lodge are to have charge of the services.

Mr. Bay was born in Iowa nearly 75 years ago, and crossed the plains to La Grande in 1863, coming here in the first few years of the existence of Old town. He would have been 75 years of age on Nov. 5 of this year.

Served As Councilman

While in La Grande, Mr. Bay served as city councilman and was also a member of the school board. He was a blacksmith, owning a shop on Adams avenue between Fir and Greenwood. He left this city about 15 years ago, retiring from active work and moving to Portland.

Mr. Bay is survived by his wife, three sons, Mr. Bay of La Grande, and Clair and Arleigh Bay of Portland, and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Goodnough, Mrs Susan Robinson, Mrs. Issa Winkler of Portland, and Emma McCray of Medford, besides many other relatives. Another son Frank Bay, died several years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Harve Bay were in Portland at the time of his death.

La Grande Evening Observer
Tuesday, 6 August 1929, Page 1.

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