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Wallowa County Oregon Burial Index – Surnames A – Z

Surname A ABLE: Flora ACTON: Flora, Prairie Creek ADAMS: Prairie Creek ADEY: Enterprise ADRIAN: Enterprise AGER: Flora AKERS: Wallowa AKIN: Alder Slope AKINS: Enterprise ALESON: Enterprise ALEXANDER: Paradise ALFORD: Bramlet, Enterprise ALLARD: Prairie Creek, Wallowa ALLEN: Bramlet, Enterprise, Lost Prairie, Lostine ALTO: Enterprise ALUMBAUGH: Wallowa ALVERTIE: Enterprise AMEY: Enterprise, Prairie Creek AMONINO: Enterprise ANDERSON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa ANDRAESON: Wallowa ANDREWS: Enterprise ANSON: Lostine APPLEGATE: Flora, Paradise, Prairie Creek ARAM: Enterprise ARMON: Bramlet ARNOLD: Enterprise, Imnaha ASCHENBRENNER: Enterprise ASERNATH: Enterprise ASHER: Enterprise, Lostine ASSMAN: Lostine ASTWOOD: Enterprise AUDET: Enterprise AULT: Enterprise AUSLER: Enterprise, Flora AUTHIER: Lost Prairie AUTRLY: Bartlett AVERILL: Enterprise AVERY: Enterprise, Lostine Surname B BACON: Enterprise, Lost Prairie BAGGETT: Wallowa BAILEY: Enterprise BAILIE: Enterprise BAIRD: Enterprise, Wallowa BAKER, Enterprise, Flora, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAKKE: Wallowa BALDWIN: Bramlet BALENTIN: Prairie Creek BALES: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BALLANTYNE: Prairie Creek BALLARD: Enterprise, Wallowa BALLAS: Enterprise BALTER: Prairie Creek BANKHEAD: Bramlet, Wallowa BANNISTER: Enterprise BARBER: Enterprise BARE: Imnaha BAREMORE: Wallowa BARKLOW: Wallowa BARNARD: Hurricane Creek, Prairie Creek BARNES: Enterprise, Paradise BARNETT: Enterprise, Wallowa BARNHILL: Enterprise BARTER: Enterprise BARTH: Enterprise BARTLES: Enterprise BARTON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Hurricane Creek, Lostine, Prairie Creek, Promise, Wallowa BASENETT: Enterprise BASFORD: Enterprise BASH: Enterprise BASIM: Enterprise BASSETT: Wallowa BATER: Enterprise BATES: Prairie Creek BATLY: Prairie Creek BAUER: Enterprise BAXLEY: Enterprise BAXTER: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAY: Alder Slope, Enterprise BAZINE: Wallowa BEACH: Enterprise, Paradise BEALS: Prairie Creek BEAM: Bartlett BEARDSLY: Prairie Creek BEATH: Wallowa BEAUDOIN: Enterprise, Prairie Creek BEAUMONT: Enterprise BECHTEL: Bramlet BEDINGFIELD: Prairie Creek BEECHER: Alder Slope, Enterprise BEEM: Enterprise BEEMAN: Enterprise BEER: Enterprise BEGGS: Lostine BEHAN: Enterprise BEHRENS: Wallowa BEIDLER: Lostine, Wallowa BEITH: Prairie...

Biography of George H. Holmes

GEORGE H. HOLMES. – Among the prominent and successful agriculturists an stockmen of the county, there are none that take rank above the gentleman, whose name is at the head of this article, and whose enterprising and capable efforts in the lines that he pursues have resulted not only in success for himself in his ventures of business but have aided materially in the advancement of interests of the county and in augmenting its wealth, while also he has always displayed commendable principles of uprightness and sound discretion, as well as unswerving integrity and intrinsic moral worth. George H. Holmes was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 12, 1855, to L.R. and Jane (Gabriel) Holmes, the father being a leading merchant of that city. In 1862 the parents brought their family to Bannock City, Montana, where they remained for one year, being there at the time that the noted and desperate outlaw, Sheriff Henry Plummer, was hanged. From that place they came to Walla Walla and the father engaged in freighting to the Boise Basin mines until the fall of 1868, and then came to the Grande Ronde valley, where in 1870 he purchased a quarter section of land, and later added three-fourths of a section more, using one-half of the land for pasturage and one-half for crops. On June 8, 1901, the mother was called to the realities of another world, and the father on July 3, 1892. Returning to our subject, he was educated in the schools where his father resided in Walla Walla and the Grande Ronde valley, and when he had arrived to the years...

Biographical Sketch of Bert Barnhill

BERT BARNHILL. – A member of the well known firm of Fine & Barnhill Brothers and laboring in one of the enterprises of Elgin, being proprietors of the livery and sale stables of the town,our subject is deserving of representation in this volume and as a loyal citizen, upright and honest, we accord him such with pleasure. Our subject was born in Sanders county, Nebraska, on September 22, 1860, being the son of James and Margaret (Bryan) Barnhill, natives of Illinois and Indiana, respectively. From the home place in Nebraska, the parents removed to Boise valley and in 1882, one year later, they came to the Wallowa valley, where the father took a homestead nine miles north from Enterprise. There he labored until the time of his death in 1901, being buried in Enterprise. The mother is still living on the old homestead. Our subject took a homestead adjoining his father’s place and gave himself to tilling the soil and raising stock until 1902, when with his brother and Mr. Fine, he bought the livery stable in Elgin, where we find them doing a good business at the present time. They have a good equipment of rigs and driving horses, with saddle animals and are doing a representative business, being well esteemed by all. On December 6,1896, Mr. Barhill married Miss Rosa, daughter of A.C. Smith, of Enterprise, the wedding occurring in Enterprise, and to add joy to the happy union, there has been born one child, Howard, born December 16,1899, in Wallowa county. Mr. Barnhill is a member of the I.O.O.F., Enterprise Lodge, No. 58. He is a...

Hammack, James A. – Obituary

James A. Hammack, 37, Lostine, died Sunday, Jan.27, 1980, at Grande Ronde Hospital following an illness. Mr. Hammack, a milker and ranch hand, was born March 31, 1942 in Enterprise. Mr. Hammack, son of the late Albert Hammack of Enterprise, is survived by his mother, Mrs. John (Marion) Soares, of Enterprise; brothers, Donald H., of Ukiah and Chester W., of Parma, Idaho; and many other relatives. Services are scheduled Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bollman’s Chapel in Enterprise, with the rev. Lewis Frees officiating. Internment will follow at Lostine Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mr. Hammack to the Oregon Lung Association, c/o Bollman’s Funeral Home, Enterprise, Ore., 97828. Source: Sue Wells, Elgin, Oregon La Grande Observer Jan. 29, 1980 Page...

Caudle, Harley Floyd – Obituary

Harley Floyd Caudle Harley Floyd Caudle was born December 23, 1904, in Lostine, and died on April 23, 1997, in Enterprise at the age of 92. Harley was the son of Berkley V. and Carrie Viola Hammack Caudle. As a youngster he attended Lostine school until the age of 10 when he left home to go to work. He then worked for his room and board, milking cows, doing farm chores and continuing to go to school. All his life he was close to the land and animals, especially horses, which he broke and rode until three years ago when he was forced by health problems to leave his beloved ranch and the 10 head of horses he still owned. Harley married Agnes Chapman on June 28, 1942, in Enterprise. When they were first married he worked for the Oregon State Highway Department in Union County. Harley and his father helped build the highway up Minam hill. Later, Harley plowed the first furrow for the road coming around the hill into Enterprise. During Harley’s life he lived in Cove, Union and Lostine. He was active in community affairs, serving as president of Wallowa County Stock growers, receiving the award for Grassman of the Year, and serving several terms on the Lostine school board and Wallowa County Rural school board. Harley was active in Southfork Grange, Wallowa County Wranglers, and the elk’s club. Harley helped with Chief Joseph Days from the very beginning, riding in the parades until a few years ago when he made his appearance with his son-in-law and great-granddaughter. In 1988, in Haines, Oregon, Harley was selected...

Makin, Elzie O. – Obituary

For many years was engaged in the operation of a large sheep ranch in Wallowa county, is one of the substantial residents of Joseph, where he is now living retired. He was born in Madison County, Indiana, on August 7, 1862, the eldest and only surviving child born of the marriage of William and Mary (Fox) Makin. The father was at one time the largest sheep raiser in the Wallowa valley but he is now living retired in Enterprise. The mother, however, has long since passed away. When he was a child less than one year of age Elzie O. Makin accompanied his parents on their journey across the plains to Oregon. They arrived in November 1862 and the following spring the father filed on a claim in the Grande Ronde valley, where the son was reared to manhood. At that time the educational advantages in the rural districts were very inadequate, and the schooling of Elzie O. Makin was limited to irregular attendance during the three months’ winter session of the school in his home district. When he was nineteen years of age he left home to begin earning his own living. As he had never learned a trade, it behooved him to accept the first business opening that afforded adequate remuneration, so he earned his first wages cutting and making railroad ties in the Blue Mountains for the railroad which was then in course of construction through La Grande. The following year, before attaining his majority, he was married and together with his bride started on a wagon journey toward the east. After spending four months traveling...

Makin, William – Obituary

To the capable and enterprising citizen whose name initiates this paragraph we are pleased to accord a representation in the history of Wallowa county, since he has trod the path of the pioneer in a worthy manner, displaying constantly qualities of moral worth and value, and has achieved a success in temporal affairs that is commendable and praiseworthy, being the meed of continuity in wisely directed effort and energy and sagacity in all of his ways, and consequently it is very fitting that he should be placed to-day as one of the prominent men of the county, which position he fills with acceptability. Mr. Makin was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on December 12, 1837, and went hence at the age of five to Marshall County, Indiana, with his parents, Robert and Margaret (Brewer) Makin. Soon after this journey, the father died and our subject was left with the mother, with whom he lived until he reached manhood’s estate. During this time he gained from the primitive schools of the place of education, walking to and from school three miles each way and searching for wisdom’s treasures around the old fashioned fireplace in a log schoolhouse. When our subject reached the age of eighteen, his mother was called to pass the river of death, and the following year he removed to Wayne county, Iowa whence after a short stay, he returned to Indiana. In 1857 he again made the trip to Iowa, remaining this time until 1862. In this last year, he prepared his family and holdings to take the long and arduous journey across the mountains and plains...

Barnhill, Margaret – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Died, in this city Sunday, February 11, 1906, Mrs. Margaret Barnhill, aged 68 years. her last and fatal illness was of short duration. Deceased was born in Indiana in 1838. She afterwards moved to Nebraska. In 1882 she moved with her husband to Wallowa county, settling near Enterprise. It was in the latter place her husband died in 1902 and since that time she has made her home in this city with her son, John Barnhill. She had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for forty years, and like all other pioneer women of eastern Oregon had many noble traits and left a host of friends. Three sons and three daughters remain to mourn her loss. The remains were interred in the Enterprise cemetery beside those of her husband. Elgin Recorder Friday February 16,...

Berland, Louis – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louis Berland, Wallowa county pioneer, died Sunday, April 9 at the home of his daughter, Louisa Day, in Enterprise. Berland was born in Norway, March 25, 1849. He came to the United States at the age of 16 with only 10 cents in his pocket. He worked as a cobbler for many years and while living in Rushford, Minn, he married Isabelle Gulickson. To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive. In 1891 he moved with his family to Paradise, Ore. In 1896 he moved to Enterprise where he owned a harness and shoe shop. In 1921 Mrs. Berland died and two years later he married Jennie Cunningham. Jennie Berland died Feb. 11, 1939. Since that time he has lived with his daughter Berland has been associated with his daughter Emily Wilson in the Berland grocery for 26 years and has been active in civic affairs of the city and county. All of his family was to be present at his funeral in the Methodist church, Wednesday at 2 p. m. The La Grande Observer, April 19, 1939 Contributed by: Holly...

Warren, Eunice – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Eunice Warren passed away July 28, 1978 at Wallowa Memorial hospital. She had been a patient for five weeks and in failing health approximately two years. She was born on November 18, 1913 in Enterprise, daughter of James and Vera (Draper) Fisher. She lived in Wallowa county most of her life. On March 16, 1971 she married Henry W. Warren in Enterprise, Oregon. Survivors include her husband, Henry of Enterprise; her mother Vera Fisher; brothers, Leland Fisher of Hillsboro, Oregon; Wolvert Fisher of Enterprise, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Otis (Inez) Varney of the Dalles; and Mrs. Roy (Louina) Sizemore of Joseph, Oregon. Vigil service was at 7:30 pm Monday, July 31, at the Bollman Chapel. Mass of Christian burial was offered by Father Leo Wickerle at 10 am, Tuesday at St. Katherine’s church in Enterprise. Pall bearers were Jim, Allyn, and Bill Fisher, Gilbert Nuxall, W.S. Brock, and Dennis Botts. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Bollman Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper (page 10) Aug. 3, 1978 Contributed by: Michelle...
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