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Haun, Mellie Dodd Mrs. – Obituary

Pioneer Teacher Dies At Hospital Mrs. Mellie Dodd Haun, first principal of the Lostine school, passed away at the Wallowa Memorial hospital here Friday, March 20, 1953 at the age of 88. Mellie Dodd was born on a farm near Auburn, Illinois on January 14, 1865, the daughter of James E. and Annis Dodd. She started teaching school in her home community in Illinois when she was 15 years of age and taught there for a number of years before coming to Wallowa county about 1900 to become principal of the Lostine school. She was married to James F. Haun, a large land owner and cattle operator; on June 12, 1901. They made their home at Evans on the river below Lostine. Mr. Haun passed away on November 5, 1946. Except for a few winters spent at San Diego, California and at Ashland, Oregon Mrs. Haun spent her entire life in Wallowa county after she came west. Mrs. Haun was a slight woman but possessed a rugged pioneer spirit and tremendous energy She was well educated, read widely, wrote many articles for newspapers and magazines, taught piano lessons, became a proficient painter and published some songs. She was a strong believer in education and encouraged many young people to obtain a higher education. Ben weathers, Arthur Pace, Kenneth McKenzie and many other citizens of Wallowa county were among her early students. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Enterprise, Monday, March 23, at 10 a.m. with Father Baumgartner officiating. Pallbearers were: Warner Crow, Victor Crow, Bill Wolfe, Ed Forrstrom, A.B. Amonino and W.J. Ortman. Internment was...

Foster, Carrie Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Carrie Poley Foster died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. L. Magill in Lostine, September 22, aged 71 years, nine months and six days. She was born near Auburn, Ill., and at the age of 16 years joined church and has been a faithful Christian ever since. She was married March 9, 1864, to B. O. Foster, who died and was buried at Ashland, Ore., 5 years ago. After a brief funeral service held at Lostine, the remains of Mrs. Foster were taken to Ashland and interred beside her husband. Frank Foster, a son, of Dunsmuir, Cal., came a few days before her death, and accompanied the remains of his mother to Ashland. In addition to the son Frank, daughter Mrs. S. L. Magill, another daughter, Mrs. Stuart Magill, residing at Princeon, Ill., 3 brothers and two sisters survive to mourn the death of a loving mother and sister. A. J. Poley of Enterprise is a brother, and Mrs. H. T. Mitchell of Prairie Creek is a sister. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Foster were identified with the best interests of Lostine and Wallowa County. Almost from its organization she was a teacher and an active worker in the Lostine Union Sunday School and was zealous in every good work. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thurs. OCT. 5, 1911 Contributed by Charlotte...

Biography of Adam Loch

Adam Loch. The rewards attainable through a life of industry are forcibly illustrated in the career of Adam Loch, one of the leading and successful business men of Chanute and vice president of the Fidelity State Bank. Since early youth he had depended wholly and solely upon his own resources, working out his own success and steadily advancing to success and position along the commercial and financial path. His career should be an incentive for renewed effort by the youth of today who are starting life without friends or fortune to aid them. Mr. Loch was born at Springfield, Illinois, April 13, 1852, a son of Conrad and Barhara (Hahn) Loch. His father was born in 1825, in the City of Frankfort, Germany, where he learned the trade of shoemaker, and came to the United States as a young man, first locating at Baltimore, Maryland, and after a short time removing to Springfield, Illinois, where he was married. While he was living at Springfield, he became acquainted with Abraham Lincolm, of whom he was always an ardent admirer, although a stanch democrat. He made the shoes which the President wore to Washington. Mr. Loch was a master shoemaker, but did nothing but cut and fit, as he had eighteen men in his employ for the other work. About 1865 he went to Auburn, Illinois, and there his death occurred in 1866. He was a member of the German Lutheran Church, and was fraternally affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Loch married Barbara Hahn, who was born September 15, 1829, in Bavaria, Germany, and now a resident...

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