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Belknap, Florence – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Florence Belknap, 88, of Rt. 1, Box 160, Cove, died Tuesday at Valley View Manor. Mrs. Belknap was born on July 4, 1890, at Hamilton, N. D., the daughter of Hugh and Mary (Millar) MacDonald. The family moved to Nyssa in 1900 where Mr. MacDonald had a homestead. Florence attended Monmouth College, graduating in 1914. She taught school in Island City, Alicel, Ladd Canyon and La Grande. She was married to Edward D. Jasper, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1936. She married Maynard M. Belknap at Lewiston, Idaho, in 1949. She moved to La Grande in 1972 after the death of Mr. Belknap. Mrs. Belknap was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of La Grande and Laurel Chapter No. 13 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her sons, Dr. Donald Jasper, Davis, Calif.; Burdette Belknap, Pomeroy, Wash.; daughters, Mrs. Bud (Edna) Jones, Cove, Mrs. Malcom (Jean) Dawson, Joseph, Mrs. Wallace (Mary) Johnson, Salem; brothers, Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Riverside, Calif., Dwight MacDonald, Capistrano Beach, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and other relatives. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry Heath officiating. Interment services for he family will be held at the Island City Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Florence Belknap to the First United Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, P. O. Box 772, La Grande. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday December, 7, 1978 Page...

Blair, Eli Mrs. – Obituary

Death of Another Pioneer The death of Mrs. Eli Blair occurred at her home in Island City, Sunday, March 25, 1906. Deceased was 68 years old and was one of the honored pioneers of Union county, having moved here in the early sixties. She had resided in Island City since 1879. By a former marriage to Mr. Thomas she became the mother of five children: Mrs. Sarah Quimbey of Portland, H.A. Thomas, of Elgin, Mrs. T.R. Sheperd of Bellingham, Wash., William Thomas, of Island City and Mrs. E.R. brooks, of Bodie, Cal. For several months she had been in poor health and gradually grew weaker until death came to relieve her sufferings. Her memory will ever be cherished by thos who knew her, and her bereaved family has the sympathy of all. The remains were laid to rest in the Island City cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Elgin Recorder Friday March 30,...

Brand, Raymond C.P. – Obituary

Island City, Union County, Oregon At their home near Island City, Oregon February 27,1889, Raymond C.P. Brand grandson of W.G. and J.S. Peach, aged 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. Eastern Oregon Republican Thursday March 7, 1889

Curteman, Beatrice A. – Obituary

Beatrice A. Curteman, 81, of Baker, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Baker. Her funeral was today at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, La Grande, with the Rev. James Wenger-Monroe officiating. Interment followed at the Grandview Cemetery, La Grande. Mrs. Curteman was born July 22, 1906 in Roulette, PA., to Otto and Bessie Touscher Hunter. She was reared in Wallowa County area and attended and graduated from Enterprise High School. From Wallowa County she moved to Island City and then on to Union and Cove, where her family ranched. She married Carl Curteman in La Grande on Oct. 19, 1929. He died in 1970. She had lived in Baker with her daughter and son-in-law for the past nine years. She was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, the Cherry Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Cove Farm Bureau. She enjoyed making crafts and cards. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Norma Lee and Bill Childers of Baker; stepchildren, Marjorie Curteman of Boise, and William H. Curteman of West Germany; grandchildren, Vicki Fite of Hermiston, and John Childers of Klamath Falls; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Danielle Fite, both of Hermiston and Shawn, Beau and Alicia Childers, all of Grants Pass; and four nieces. A brother and sister died, earlier. Friends may contribute in her memory to the American Heart Association or to a charity of their choice. That may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. The Observer Monday, January 4, 1988 Page 6 Contributed by: Tom...

Goldsberry, William T. – Obituary

Island City, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Called Beyond William T. Goldsberry a pioneer of the Grande Ronde Valley, succumbed to death yesterday about eleven o’clock at this home near Island City. Heart failure is believed to have been responsible. Mr. Goldsberry was 48 years of age and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Browning, of Portland, and one son, W. S. Goldsberry of Enterprise. Funeral services will be held tomorrow from the Reynolds and Zimmerman funeral service parlors, at two o’clock. Interment will be held in the Summerville cemetery. The La Grande Evening Observer Friday, September 21, 1923 Page 4 Contributed by: Tom...

Grimmet, John G. – Obituary

May 22d, 1878 near Island City of Diptheria, JOHN G. Grimmet son of G.A. Grimmet, aged 7 years and one day. The parents, brothers and sisters are sad in their bereavement, but let them not mourn for the departed as dead, he has only passed. Mountain Sentinel, Saturday June 15,...

McCall, John – Obituary

Another Pioneer Gone John McCall John McCall, one of the well known citizens of the county, died at his home in Island City Monday afternoon quite suddenly. He had been attending to his usual business duties until about the middle of the afternoon, when he was taken suddenly ill. Dr. Militor was summoned from La Grande but was unable to afford any permanent relief and the patient died about 4 o’clock p.m. Deceased was among the early settlers of the county and was quite well known to most all the old timers of this and Wallowa counties. The funeral occurred at Island City Wednesday. Elgin Reporter Friday November 6,...

Kiddle, E. E. – Obituary

Island City, Union County, Oregon E. E. Kiddle Died Tuesday Morning State highway commissioner Edward E. Kiddle died suddenly at his home in Island City at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday morning of this week. Death was due to acute indigestion and neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Kiddle was one of the best known men in Oregon, having represented Union and Wallowa counties in the state senate and since the death of highway commissioner Burgess, he has served by appointment of Governor Olcott as a member of the state highway commission. He had returned from the national capital where he had been in conference with highway commissioners from different states only a few days before his death. Mr. Kiddle was a native of Illinois, born at Warren in 1862. He was married to Miss Emma Walling at Hamilton, Mo., in 1884 and came to Oregon two years later. Settling at Union he engaged in the milling business. Later he removed to Island City and has since been one of the firm of a milling company at that place. Two sons, two daughters and the widow are the immediate surviving relatives. Funeral services were held at Island City Thursday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery at that town. North Powder News Saturday, January 1,...

Kiddle, Jessie Mrs. – Obituary

Island City, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Merton W. Kiddle of Island City, died suddenly Monday morning at her home. The funeral was held Wednesday and interment was in the Island City Cemetery. Mrs. Kiddle was formerly Miss Jessie Wade and she was born near Summerville in 1885. Her parents were among the first settlers in Grande Ronde valley. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters aged eleven and twelve years. Mrs. Kiddle was a member of the Christian Science Church. North Powder News Saturday, February 26,...

Hail, Fielding W. – Obituary

Aged Man Victim La Grande Auto Crash La Grande, Dec. 20. Fielding W. Hail, 68 years of age, was killed early this morning when a car driven by Ray Billups, of Walla Walla, left the road near Island City and overturned. Mr. Hail, who occupied the back seat, was thrown from the car, the crash fracturing his skull and causing internal injuries. He was dead when found about half an hour after the accident. Mr. Billups and a companion, Lee Dunham, escaped with only minor bruises and scratches. They are being held on an open charge. According to reports received by Dick Robertson, state traffic officer, who investigated the accident, the car was coming toward La Grande about 12:40 a.m. and failed to make the curve in the La Grande-Wallowa Lake highway just the other side of the bridge near Island City. The machine shattered a mail box and then somersaulted, landing from which it came. It is almost a total wreck. The two men in the front seat were thrown into the river and made their way to safety. George McDonald who was near the scene, saw the lights of the car disappear and went to investigate, finding Mr. Billups and Mr. Dunham. The three made a brief search for Mr. Hail but, not finding him, they came to La Grande. Face In Water  Mr. McDonald then returned to the scene of the accident, accompanied by Ben Hummelt, of the police force. They found Mr. Hail dead on the edge of the river, with his face dipping into the cold water. Traffic Officer Robertson gave as his opinion...
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