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Alderman, Charlotte Ruth Odell – Obituary

Mrs. Charlotte Ruth Odell Alderman was born in Carroll County, Indiana, in 1842. Her father crossed the plains in 1851, bringing his wife and nine children. They settled in Webfoot near Dayton, where the family grew to maturity. Charlotte attended school at Lebanon, Lafayette and Willamette University, besides her home school. She taught school in Lincoln County, and in 1866, she married Albert Lockwood Alderman. They lived north of Dayton a number of years and then moved to Dayton so the children could better attend school. To them five children were born: Edwin who died in 1908; Ennis who lives near Dayton; Lewis who is a teacher in the state university; George who died in 1893; and Eva, now Mrs. Ora Powell of Corvallis. Mrs. Alderman was a most devoted wife and loving mother, a consistent Christian and a constituent member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ore. She was strongly allied with the temperance work, being a member of the W. C. T. U. She was always sympathetic with those in need and had an abiding faith in the goodness of people. Her friends and relatives loved her in response to her strong affection on her part. She died at the home of her son Ennis May 30, 1910, being 68 years, 1 month and 14 days old. Rev. A. J. Hunsaker of McMinnville, who was her pastor for ten years, was present and in tender words spoke of the close relation of their two families. Many floral tributes were brought and sent by friends as a token of their love. The funeral took place Tuesday at...

Biography of Gen. Joel Palmer

GEN. JOEL PALMER. – There have been few men in Oregon more universally respected, or whom the people have more delighted to honor, than General Palmer. A plain, unpretentious man, who assumed absolutely nothing, he was nevertheless conscious of his superior abilities, and had no hesitancy in assuming commensurate responsibilities. For natural capacity and sagacity in great affairs, he ranks with the first men of our state, such as General Lane, Colonel Cornelius, Judge Kelly or Governor Gibbs. He reckoned himself as a New Yorker, both parents having been natives and residents of that state, although at the time of his birth they were on a temporary sojourn in Canada. His boyhood and youth were spent at the old home in the Empire state; and he early assumed the responsibilities of life, marrying, when but nineteen, Miss Catherine Caffey. Of their two children, Miss Sarah subsequently came to Oregon with her father and became the wife of Mr. Andrew Smith; and the other died in infancy, the mother not long surviving. Mr. Palmer was married again to Miss Sarah A. Derbyshire of Bucks county, Pennsylvania. That was in 1836. Soon afterwards he moved to Indiana, and, having become accustomed to the management of large works, took a contract to build portions of the White Water canal, and to complete the locks at Cedar Grove. During his stay in Indiana he became widely known, and was twice elected to the state legislature, filling the place with signal ability. The great excitement about Oregon, beginning in 1844, led him in 1845 to cross the plains with a companion, Mr. Buckley, to...

Biography of John McClellan

John McClellan, one of the earliest pioneers of Boise, Idaho, is a native of Ohio, born in Licking County, March 16, 1827, of Irish and English extraction, his paternal ancestors being Irish, his maternal, English. John McClellan, his father, was born in Ireland in 1777, and in the year 1820 came to America, landing at New York, where he remained for some time and where he was married to Miss Amanda Reed, a native of New York and a daughter of English parents. From New York they removed to Dresden, Ohio, where they resided until 1850 in which year he and his wife and seven children crossed the plains to Oregon, John, the subject of this sketch, at that time being twenty-two years of age. That year many of the overland emigrants died of cholera, and several of the company with which the McClellan family traveled were victims of that dread disease and were buried by the wayside, among them an aunt of our subject. His immediate family, however, made the trip in safety, and stopped first at Milwaukee, on the Willamette River, six miles above Portland. Later they removed to Yam Hill County and settled on a farm, where the father spent the rest of his life and died at the age of eighty-eight years. Of his family of seven who crossed the plains in 1850, only four are now living, John and three sisters. From Dayton, Oregon, in 1863, John McClellan, the subject of our sketch, came to Boise, arriving on the 6th of May, or, rather, came to where Boise is now located, for this place...

Biography of Joel B. Harper

History has long since placed on its pages the names of those who, coming to the Atlantic coast, planted colonies in the New World and opened up that section of the country to civilization. As the years passed, and the population of that region rapidly increased, brave pioneers made their way into the wild districts farther west. The names of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton were enduringly inscribed upon the records of Kentucky, that of John Jacob Astor upon the history of Michigan and other states of the upper Mississippi valley. Later Kit Carson and John C. Fremont made their way into the mountainous districts west of the “father of waters’ and subsequently the explorers penetrated into the vast wildnesses of the Pacific slope. The development of the northwest, however, is comparatively recent, but when time shall have made the era of progress here a part of the history of the past, the names of men no less brave and resolute than those who came to the shores of New England or made their way into the Mississippi valley will be found illuminating the annals of this section of the Union, and on the list will be found that of Joel Beauford Harper, who is numbered among the early settlers of both California and Idaho. Mr. Harper was born in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, October 15, 1837. His father, Benjamin Harper, was a native of Delaware, and was of English descent. In 1821 he removed to Kentucky and was married there to Miss Hannah Moore. They were people of the highest respectability, were representatives of the industrious farming class,...

Odell, Sarah Holman – Obituary

Her maiden name was Holman, and she was born in Kentucky, December 10, 1803. When she was about eight years of age, her parents moved to Indiana and settled in Wayne County. Here she grew up to womanhood; and there, on March 30, 1820, she was united in marriage to John O’Dell. In 1825 she and her husband moved to Tippecanoe County and in March 1826, they moved to Carroll County. Theirs was among the first white families settling in this county, and for a time the only white family in the township in which the town of Camden is situated. Their doors were thrown open wide to the pioneers who were seeking homes in that county and many availed themselves to their hospitality. In childhood she gave her heart to God and early in their married life she and her husband united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, under the ministry of Russel Bigelow. Their home was a Christian home, and they endeavored to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; and, as a result, their ten children who grew to manhood and womanhood were all converted early in life and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In the spring of 1851 they left their home in Carrol County for Oregon, by the overland route; and the last of September they reached Yamhill County, and settled near Dayton. In January, 1870, her husband who for fifty years had with her born the sorrows and shared the joys of life, took his departure for the spirit land. From that time she seemed to be only...

Alderman, Albert Lockwood – Obituary

A. L. Alderman died at the home of his son near Dayton on Christmas Eve [December 24, 1908], aged 88 years. The funeral took place on Saturday, conducted by Rev. A. J. Hunsaker of this city an old-time friend and neighbor. Mr. Alderman was a Yamhill County pioneer of 1846. He was born at Old Bedford, Connecticut, December 16, 1820. The family home for most of his boyhood was near Warsaw, N.Y. He was 25 years old when he crossed the plains. His party came by way of Southern Oregon and lost their wagons in the Rogue River. Mr. Alderman took up a land claim near Dayton, and when the rush to California occurred in the summer of 1849 he went to the gold fields and stayed three months. He brought back some bags of gold dust with which he had a sawmill built on his place. Some of the oldest houses in Yamhill County were made from the lumber of this mill. In 1852 he was married to Mary Jane Burns of Polk County. She died in 1864, leaving four children. They are Mina (Mrs. F. K. Hubbard), William Alderman, Maritta, (Mrs. McCowan), all of whom live at Falls City, Polk County, and Medorum Alderman, now in California. In 1866 Mr. Alderman married Miss Charlotte Ruth Odell of Dayton. They had five children: Edwin, who died a year ago; Ennis of Dayton, Lewis of Eugene, George, who died in 1893, and Eva (Mrs. Ora Powell) of Kernville, Lincoln County. Mr. Alderman was a member of the Baptist Church and helped to found McMinnville College. He helped to build...

Lambert, John A. – Obituary

John A. Lambert was born in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 10, 1845, and died July 28, 1917, making him 72 years, 5 months and 18 days old. From Nashville he went with his parents to Illinois, and from there to Missouri.. In 1864 his parents died and he with an older brother crossed the plains, arriving in Oregon in December, 1869. He was converted and joined the Methodist Church of which he was a lifelong member. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ellen Coovert, March 13, 1870. Their home was on a farm four miles south of Dayton until 1904, when they moved to McMinnville, Ore. He leaves to mourn his death, three sons, Charles Lambert of Ritzville, Wash., Arthur Lambert of North Powder, Ore., Chester Lambert of McMinnville, and one daughter, Mrs. Juanita May Palmer of McMinnville, Ore. The cause of his death was hardening of the arteries from which he was a long-time sufferer. The funeral was held on Monday at the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Lester D. Fields with burial in Masonic Cemetery. The pallbearers were Arthur McPhillips, M. F. Corrigan, O. D. Scott, Frank Odell, Sylvester Robinson and Ivan Daniels. [Interment Odell Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

Lambert, Arthur E. – Obituary

A. E. Lambert Passes Life Arthur E. Lambert, 52, cost accountant for the Portland bureau of water works, died Sunday at the United States veterans hospital in Portland. His parents were pioneers of Yamhill county, his mother having crossed the plains in 1852. Mr. Lambert was born near Dayton, February 13, 1876. He was educated at Corvallis and at the University of Oregon. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he enlisted in the Second Oregon regiment and was in numerous engagements in the Philippine islands, serving throughout the war as corporal of company A. For a number of years Mr. Lambert lived in Pendleton, where he was assistant cashier of the Pendleton Savings bank. He moved to North Powder to become cashier of the North Powder State bank. In 1903 he married Mae Smyth of Dayton, and is survived by his wife, a son Eldon, a daughter, La Valle, his mother, Mary E. Lambert, a brother, C.Q. Lambert, a sister, Mrs. J.O. Palmer, all of Portland, and a brother, Chester Lambert, of Umatilla. Mr. Lambert was prominent in civic affairs and last year he was senior vice-commander of the Scout Young camp, Spanish War Veterans. Funeral services were held at the Edward Holman & Sons parlors at 2:30 P.M. and Spanish War Veterans were in charge. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, July 11,...

Pratt, Zona Marie Taylor Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Zona Marie Pratt, 64, of Dayton Ore., and a former North Powder resident, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Memorial Service will be held today, June 16, 1 p.m. at Church on the Hill, McMinnville, Ore., with Pastor Lon Eckdahl officiating. A private family burial will take place. A potluck reception will follow the service at the Palmer Creek Lodge, 606 4th Street in Dayton. Zona was born Jan. 1, 1941, at Klamath Falls to William Thomas and Mary Lucille Cutshall Taylor. She was the second daughter in a family of eight children. She came from a large family that was proud of their Native American Heritage and was a member of the Madesi Band of the Pit River Tribe. She was raised in North Powder, where she met and married Larry Pratt in 1957 in Haines. They were later divorced. In 1975, she moved to Dayton. She attended the Church on the Hill in McMinnville. The family said, “The joy she found in life was her children and grandchildren, and she came from a very strong and close-knit supportive family.” She loved music and played the piano and accordion by ear. Survivors include her sons, Ken “Scott” Pratt of McMinnville, Jim Pratt of Melba, Idaho, Curtis Pratt of Dayton, Ray Pratt of McMinnville, and Shawn Pratt of Dayton; daughter, Crystal “Daunn” Harvel of Dayton; brothers, Gary Taylor of Lincoln City, Ore., Larry Taylor of Yamhill, Kenneth Taylor of Wells, Nev., Paul Taylor of Portland; sisters, Mae Cropp of Valdez, Alaska, Nina Cropp of Dayton and Pat Jarvis of LaPine;...

Chambers, Archie B. – Obituary

Archie B. Chambers, 81, died this morning at St. Charles Memorial Hospital. He had been a Bend resident eight months, coming here from Fall City. He made his home at 133 1/2 Broadway Avenue. Mr. Chambers was a native of Dayton, Oregon. He is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Retta L. Montney of Fall City. The funeral is tentatively scheduled for Dallas, at a time to be announced later. The Niswonger-Winslow Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. The Bend Bulletin, March 18, 1958 Contributed by: Shelli...
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