Biography of John Howard

JOHN HOWARD. – Certainly one of the earliest pioneers of this favored region and a man who has endured the deprivations and hardships incident to that life, meanwhile laboring for the opening up of the frontier and the establishment of good government, the subject of this sketch has earned for himself a place in the



Baldridge, Ruby Anna – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon A private family service was held for Ruby Anna Baldridge, 68, a longtime Central Oregon resident in earlier years that returned to Prineville nine months ago. She died Tuesday, June 19, 1984 at the Crook County Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldridge’s activities were centered largely in her home, but she had worked



Rice, Lennie Juliet – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Formerly of Enterprise 1945-2000 Lennie Juliet Hearing Rice, 54, of Colville, Wash., and formerly of Enterprise, died April 20. A memorial service will be scheduled later at the Wallowa Cemetery. Mrs. Rice was born July 23, 1945, in Enterprise to Fred and Clara White Hearing. She was raised in Wallowa County



Ager, Nancy Jane – Obituary

Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Nancy Jane Ager passed away last Thursday, February 5 Nancy Jane Dakan was born on February 7, 1860 near Roseburg, Oregon. When only a young girl she moved with her parents to Cricket Flat where she grew to womanhood. She lived a few years at Dayton, Washington and from there moved



Gowey, O. J. – Obituary

The sad news came over the wire Monday morning that O. J. Gowey, of Prairie City, had departed this life. Mr. Gowey was formerly of this place and was well respected and loved – being “grandpa” to our whole community. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday August 16, 1917



Johnson, James

News of the sudden death of James Johnson of Dale, Oregon, reached Mrs. W.W. Kuhn last Thursday. She and sister, Mrs. H.A. Kuhn, and nephew, Marion Pearce, departed for the funeral which was held at Pendleton Friday, December 6, with interment in the Pendleton cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born on Butter Creek January 16, 1875,



Burnett, Ruth Loretta Scott Mrs. – Obituary

Long-time Hermiston resident, Ruth Loretta Scott-Burnett, died August 1, 1995, at Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston. She was 88 years of age. She was born on March 16, 1907 in Athena, the daughter of Arthur and Daisy Bryson-Scott. She graduated from the University of Washington and the taught kindergarden and high school in Stanfield



Osborne, Eliza – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Laco D. Osborne, former resident of this county, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1937, at Seneca, in the forest belt some distance west of Baker. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel Sunday and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery, with Rev. Lloyd W. Halverson of the Presbyterian church officiating.



Maxwell, Marvin L. – Obituary

Lostine, Oregon Marvin L. Maxwell Marvin L. Maxwell, 78, of Lostine died Saturday at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wallowa Cemetery. Bollman Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maxwell was born Jan. 29, 1928, to Bailey and Carmen Maxwell in Clarkston, Wash. He



Anderson, Charles – Obituary

Anderson, Charles Joseph, Oregon Charles Anderson, a former resident of Joseph and Baker City, died April 30, 2006, in Baker, Mont. He was 57. Funeral services will be held May 8 at 2 p.m. at Baker United Methodist Church in Baker City. A full obituary will run in next week’s paper. Wallowa County Chieftain, May



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