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Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon

Elizabeth Cussins passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 1926. She had been as well as usual, gathering the eggs Friday night and working about the house but Saturday morning when she failed to appear at the breakfast hour, one of her two sons, who were at home with her, went to her room and found that she had passed away.

The funeral services were held at the Cussins home at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. W.F. Shields, and she was laid to rest beside her husband, S. J. Cussins, who died May 5, 1919.

Elizabeth Nelson was born at Athens, Iowa, Octo. 19, 1842, and died at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 15 days. She was married to S. J. Cussins Sept. 4, 1862, having passed away on the 64th anniversary of her wedding. After their marriage they moved to Missouri and in 1866 they moved to Nebraska, driving an ox team. They were one of the pioneer families of Wallowa county, having come to Lostine in the year 1889, and settling on the ranch 1 1/2 mile west of town, where Mrs. Cussins has lived ever since.

Nine children were born to this union, eight of whom are living. Wm. F. died in early childhood; Joseph S. lives in Beatrice, Nebr.; Frank A., George O., Leander, Arthur E., Kate M. Gastin, Edelia M. Jacobs and Henry N., all live in Wallowa County. There are 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cussins was a faithful and industrious wife and a good and loving mother.


Mrs. Cussins Passes Suddenly At Lostine
Mrs. Elizabeth Cussins, pioneer resident of Wallowa County, passed away at the family home about two miles west of Lostine, early Saturday morning, Sept. 4. Mrs. Cussins was enjoying, apparently, her usual good health on the preceding day, having been engaged n doing light work about the house. She retired at her usual time Friday evening. Her two sons F. A. (Bert) and Henry N. who lived with the mother and operated the home ranch, had been doing the morning’s work and prepared breakfast. When they called her to breakfast and she did not respond they went to her room and found she had passed away, having died apparently during sleep.

Mrs. Cussins was born at Athens, Ill., Oct. 19, 1842, having attained the age of 83 years, 10 months and 15 days. She was married to S. J. Cussins 64 years ago on the day of her death. The family came to this county in 1889 and settled on the farm west of Lostine where they have lived continuously since.

The husband passed away May 1, 1919.

Mrs. Cussins was the mother of nine children, eight of whom survive, the oldest son, William having died in childhood. Those who survive are: Joseph Cussins of Beatrice, Neb., F. A., George, Leander (Dan), Arthur E., Mrs. Katie Gastin, Mrs. Odella Jacobs and Henry N., all residents of this county; besides 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, by Rev. W.F. Shields of Wallowa. Burial was in the Lostine cemetery.

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