Biography of Robert C. Mays

ROBERT C. MAYS. – The well-known and capable business man, whose name appears at the head of this article, is one of the most widely known men of Union, and Wallowa counties, and is at the present time handling a large business as warehouseman at Elgin, where he is numbered among the leading residents of



Biography of Neil C. McLeod

NEIL C. McLEOD – The legal fraternity of Union county embraces men of ability and talent who have been instrumental in achieving much for the benefit of the county in various ways, and one among this number who has exerted an influence far reaching and favorable toward advancement and progress, is he who is named



Biography of William McIlroy

WILLIAM McILROY. – The active and capable gentleman whose name appears above, is one of Union county’s progressive and enterprising stockmen and agriculturists, having wrought here as well as elsewhere with display of ability and sagacity that commend him to all lovers of thrift and industry and which have resulted in the accumulation of a



Krell, John – Obituary

Another Herder Dead A sheep herder in Wallowa county, somewhere on the Looking Glass, made the ghastly find of another dead herder last Friday. He immediately phoned friends at Milton, who in turn informed the sheriff of Union county. Deputies were dispatched to the scene, but found the place across the line and in Wallowa



Fisher, Ida Obit – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Ida Fisher, of Lostine, died Jan. 6, 1963 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Susan and John Graham, she was born in Elgin on July 25, 1890. In 1958 she married Guy Fisher in La Grande, Oregon, who survives her. She was a member of the Christian Church



Bechtel, Philanda Mrs. – Obituary

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Elgin for Mrs. Philanda Bechtel, who passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1941 at the home of a son, Joe Bechtel, of Wallowa. She was born in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1856 and had spent the greater part of her life in the Elgin community. Her husband passed away



Balter, Julius – Obituary

Julius A. Balter was suddenly stricken by heart disease while cranking his car at a point about one half mile this side of Elgin on Sunday, September 12th. Mr. Balter was alone and was on his way from the Yakima valley to Joseph. He was found shortly after attack and taken to Elgin and given



Childers, J. W. – Obituary – Obituary

J. W. Childers Is Taken By Death Resident of County for Many Years Crossed Plains In 1865. James W. Childers died early Friday morning, Oct. 4, 1929, at the Wallowa hospital where he had been taken on Thursday for an operation for cancer of the bladder, an affliction with which he had suffered for years,



Childers, Emma Mrs.

Mrs. Childers Is Called By Death Mrs. Emma Childers, widow of the late James W. Childers, passed away Saturday evening, July 16, 1932, at the home of her son Earl Childers, east of Joseph. She was taken ill with a heart affliction seven weeks ago and was confined to her bed since then. Funeral services



McCully, John William – Obituary

A pioneer of ’52, John William McCully dies at the home of his daughter at Lowden, Wash. (1911-Newspaper source unknown, family scrapbook) John William Mccully born 22 Feb 1847, New London, Henry Co., IA; came to Union Co., OR, 1872, resided there and in Wallowa County ever since; he was a freighter in early life,



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