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Maxwell, Roland – Obituary

Maxwell Funeral To Be Held In Wallowa Body Will Be Shipped Tomorrow Morning Lived for Weeks After Hope Was Given Up. The body of Roland Maxwell, who died aged 30, last night at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as the result of injuries sustained several weeks ago in an accident near Cornucopia, will be shipped to Wallowa tomorrow morning, where funeral services will be held Since the time of the accident, in which Maxwell’s back was broken, he had be practically helpless, but although paralyzed, lived for weeks after his life was despaired of. The Baker Herald – – Nov. 16,...

Benson, Thomas – Obituary

Cornucopia, Baker County, Oregon Death of Three Well-Known Persons In Union County the Past Week Thomas Benson, of Cornucopia, died last Thursday after a short illness. A few days before his death he contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into acute pneumonia. The remains were brought to Union and the funeral took place last Sunday, attended by many relatives and friends here. Deceased was about 37 years of age and well known to many in this and Baker counties. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday September 21, 1889 (The other two people were Mrs. Joseph Palmer and Mrs. Belle...

Kippes, Joseph – Obituary

Miner Killed When Cable Breaks Joseph Kippes was killed in a fall of 700 feet at the Queen of the West mine near Cornucopia last Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock. He is survived by a widow and three small children. The body was crushed almost beyond recognition, and was recovered from the bottom of a deep canyon where it fell. Mr. Kippes was about 35 years old. Mr. Kippes had just finished his day’s work and was going home in an ore bucket on the tram. The traveling cable which pulls the car broke. The jar threw Mr. Kippes from the car and he dropped a distance of about 700 feet to the bottom of the canyon. He was killed instantly. Wilbur Motley a fellow worker, was the first to reach the body. The tram on which Mr. Kippes was killed is said to be the longest single tram in the world. It is nearly a mile long without a support of any kind in this distance. The accident occurred three miles from Cornucopia. North Powder News Saturday, September 4, 1926 ——————————————————————————– Kirby, Vadis Union County, Oregon Vadis Kirby Services At Summerville     Summerville (Special) – Word was received Sunday of the death of Mrs. Kenneth (Vadis) Kirby of Prineville. She was a sister of Mrs. Harry Billerbeck and Lyle Slack, and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burr Slack, and grew up in this community. Billerbeck’s and Slack’s left immediately for Prineville where the funeral will be held. Graveside services will be held at the Summerville cemetery Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday...

Trimble-Blank, Bonnie Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Bonnie Jean Trimble-Blank, 73, of Weston and formerly of Union, has left this life to start on her next adventure. She passed away March 5, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center. There will be no services at her request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Wash., 99362. Bonnie was born Feb. 6, 1933, at Baker City, Ore. She attended grade school at Homestead, Cornucopia and Richland, Ore., along with various other schools. She graduated from Columbia High in Richland, Wash. This is where she met and married her first husband, John Trimble. John and Bonnie were married Dec. 6, 1952. Bonnie became a full time housewife. Although she did have to wait a few years for that first “cloth” diaper to appear on the clothes line, they were there for many years, as she had five children to keep her busy. This is what she enjoyed most family. After John’s death an old family friend introduced her son to Bonnie. This led to her marriage to Alvin Blank in November of 1993. In her younger years, she enjoyed going to her grandparent’s farm to ride the horses. She also did a little hunting with her dad (which she really didn’t enjoy). As she got older, the school dances, basketball and football games were what she loved to attend. She always loved the mountains and camping. The Snake River area was her favorite place to be. She enjoyed going to the ocean and beach combing. Two of her most memorable trips were when she...

Savage, Sadie Mrs. – Obituary

At Cornucopia, Friday Nov. 30, of paralysis. Mrs. Sadie Savage, wife of L.A. Savage, of this city. Over two years ago, Mrs. Savage had a partial stroke of paralysis and Mr. Savage brought her to the Depot hotel where it was hoped, by the influence of the medical water there, she might be benefitted. She was very low at that time and it was not expected by any that she could live, but she recovered to a degree so as to be able to take care of her two children, and when, last spring, she with her husband moved to Cornucopia, she improved much and seemed to be regaining her usual health. Mr. Savage was working in the Oregon Gold Mining Company’s mill and when that closed down he came to Union, taking the work of running the engine at the Union flouring mill. In the mean time he left his family at Cornucopia, wher he believed the climate would be conducive to her health. On Wed., November 28 she was again attacked with paralysis and this time so severely as not to be able to speak but a few times. Mr. Savage was immediately sent for but before he arrived at her bedside she was dead. He brought the remains to Union, where on yesterday, at ten o’clock a.m., she was buried. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Rev. G.M. Irwin officiating. The brethren of the Masonic fraternity, in Union, took charge of the body, and in a brotherly manner manifested their sympathy with Brother Savage. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday December 6, 1888 Card of...

Brown, Barbara Mrs. – Obituary

Cornucopia, Baker County, Oregon Former Pine Valley Woman Passes At Baker Tuesday Mrs. Barbara Brown, resident of Pine valley for many years, died in Baker Tuesday. She suffered a paralytic stroke Sunday morning and was taken to the hospital. Mrs. Brown was a native of Germany, born in that country March 7, 1859, and came to the United States when a young girl. She came to Baker county in 1886 and located at Cornucopia. Mrs. Brown moved to Baker in 1927 and lived there the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Catholic church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Baker. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B.M. Patterson of Baker and Mrs. Richard Koopman of Pine; a son, Jesse Brown of Baker; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral services were set for Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Francis cathedral. Interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. North Powder News Friday, June 10,...

Duffy, Clinton J.

Clinton J. Duffy, early day mining man of Baker county, dropped dead from a heart attack at his farm home near Richland, early Monday afternoon. Mr. Duffy, who was 83 years old was born in Ireland, and was among the first prospectors in the early ’80s in the camp of Cornucopia. He located the Queen of the West mine which was a big money maker for some time. He made a fortune in mining and later purchased a farm in Eagle Valley, engaging in farming and stock raising. Surviving are his widow, a son, Donald Duffy of Baker and a married daughter, living in California. He had been a member of the Eagle Oddfellows lodge more than 40 years and wore a veterans medal. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, December 31,...

Inman, George – Obituary

Cornucopia, Baker County, Oregon Death Takes George Inman George Inman, 89, longtime resident of Baker county, died this morning at St. Elizabeth hospital. Born March 23, 1864 in Green County, Indiana, Mr. Inman was a pioneer settler at Cornucopia. He moved to the area 58 years ago. He engaged in mining, farming and stock raising in Baker county. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are his widow, Betty Inman; a brother, R. T. Inman of Owensberg, Indiana; a niece, Mrs. Alva Gardner, Baker. The funeral service has been planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at West and company Chapel with the Rev. W. H. Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, June 9, 1953, page 3 Contributed by: Sue...

Peterson, Bessie McMullen Mrs. – Obituary

Bessie Irene Peterson, age 77 of Halfway, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Rev. Judy Marshall officiated and interment followed in Pine Haven Cemetery, Halfway. Mrs. Peterson was born on May 12, 1907 in Halfway, the daughter of Ira and Maude Myrtle (McMullen), the granddaughter of pioneers Ira and Susan (Bragg) McMullen and Thomas Ramsey and Laura (Stout) Coggan Irwin Jr. A lifetime Halfway resident, Mrs. Peterson graduated from Pine Valley High School in 1926. She married Dick D. Peterson in Baker December 31, 1927. Her marriage to Dick took them to Cornucopia in 1938 where they operated the Copia Cash Grocery and Dick’s Place until 1942. After moving back to Halfway they owned and operated the Peterson Insurance Agency until 1977. Mrs. Peterson was involved in the building of Halfway, belonging to the Ladies Aux. of the VFW, the Rebekah Lodge, and Pine Eagle Dairyman’s Assn. and participated in numerous other civic functions throughout the years, making Halfway what it is today. Mrs. Peterson is the last one of her generation. She is survived by her son Duane Irwin Peterson of Spokane; 5 grandchildren, Robert Lee Peterson, Dawn Marie West, Sandra Kay Schaich, Richard Clyde Peterson and Mary Lynn Peterson, all from Washington State; and many nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her husband in 1967, her parents, two brothers and one sister. Visitations were at the mortuary Monday evening and at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. on...

Hoffman, Jasmine Johnette Garrett Mrs – Obituary

Mrs. Jasmine Johnette Hoffman, 71, 1407 Washington St., died Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Church, Richalnd. Bishop Dennis L. Fuller, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Eagle Valley Cemetery, Richland, under the direction of the Beatty Chapel. Mrs. Hoffman was born January 27, 1900 at Bountiful, Utah. She came to Eastern Oregon in 1903 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Garrett. She attended school in Pine Valley and was married to George William Hoffman on October 30, 1915 in Baker. The couple lived in Cornucopia until 1918 when they moved to Eagle Valley, where Mrs. Hoffman resided most of her life until coming to Baker in 1963. During World War II she worked in the shipyards on Swan Island in Portland. After the war she operated the Swish-In Cafe in Richland for 16 years. In 1963 she came to Baker where she operated the Geiser Cafe for one year. Her husband died on August 26, 1955. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Katura May Haynes, Hermiston and Mrs. Roy (Eula) Grissom, Reno, Nevada; two sons, William Nathan Hoffman, Stanfield, Oregon and John Edward Hoffman, Adams, Oregon; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Gover, Hermiston, Mrs. Mabel Blank, Renton, Washington, Mrs. Gladys Byrne and Mrs. Elsie Blank, Richland; three brothers, Clyde Garrett, Baker, George Garrett, Phoenix and Earl Garrett, New Bridge; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and...
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