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Fisher, Vera K. – Obituary

Vera K. Fisher died Feb. 14, 1990, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise. She was born Nov. 21, 1895, at LaGrande, the daughter of Judson W. and Frances (Baldwin) Draper. On June 21, 1913, she married James E. Fisher in Enterprise. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1959. As a young girl, attending school in Lostine, she won the state spelling bee contest. Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She and her husband farmed and later owned and operated two different restaurants. They also operated the Enterprise Little Store for several years. Survivors include two sons, Wolvert, Enterprise, and Leland, Hillsboro; one daughter, Louina Sizemore, Enterprise; nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters and one brother. Family services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home Feb. 17. Private interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper Contributed by: Michelle...

Carper, Charles P. – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Early Promise Resident Dies Charles P. Carper, resident of Promise for 42 years, died at La Grande, Monday, May 24, 1937, after an illness of over a year. Funeral services were held at the cemetery in Promise, Tuesday, and were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends, Rev. Albert Kribs, pastor of the Christina church of Elgin, gave the address. Six of Mr. Carper’s sons were pall bearers, Harold, Robert, Ralph, Melvin, Roy and Orville Carper. Mr. Carper was a son of Washington Carper, one of the first of the many who came to the county from West Virginia. He visited the county and carried back glowing reports of it which, induced the family to move west. Charles Carper was born in Raleigh county, West Virginia, April 8, 1872, and moved to La Grande in1891 and farmed near there for three years and in 1894 came into the forest belt of Wallowa county and took a homestead at Promise. He married Miss Bertha Doud May 12, 1897, to which union 15 children were born, all but one of whom survive him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Carper and the following children: Mrs. Curtis Lindsey, La Grande; Mrs. Roy Burnett, Baker; Ralph Carper, Hilgard; Robert Carper, la Grande; Roy Carper, Troy; Mrs. Frank Lindsey, Mrs. Ivan Garrett, Howard, Melvin, Harold, Orval, Ivan, Lewis and Louella Carper, all of Promise; 17 grandchildren the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Jennie Tyree, of West Virginia; Mrs. Julia Sannar, of Promise; Mrs. Rachel Bennett and Mrs. N.S. Fleshman, of Wallowa; Joe Carper, of Rochester, Wash.,...

Bartimus, Clint – Obituary

Clint Bartimus, a brother of Claude Bartimus, died from accidentally shooting himself, last week. He was a returned soldier and lived at La Grande. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday June 26, 1919, Top of Page

Bach, W. B. – Obituary

W.B. Bach Passes Away at La Grande W. B. Bach died at La Grande at 3:15 this morning. He failed to recover from a second operation for appendicitis. He went to La grande two weeks ago and submitted to an operation and it was realized at that time that he was in serious condition. Mr. Bach came to Enterprise from La Grande three years ago and has been the local manager for the Wilson Lumber Co. He leaves a wife and nine year old daughter to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time. Wallowa County Reporter Wednesday July 24, 1918 W.B. Bach Is Dead Waldo B. Bach died yesterday morning, Wednesday, July 24, 1918, at the La Grande hospital where he had been a patient a little more than two weeks. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Elks Temple, at La Grande. Two weeks ago Saturday, Mr. Bach was taken violently ill at his work with the Wilson Lumber company. He suffered intense pain until late last night when partial relief came, and on Sunday he went to La Grande, to have the care of his old physician, as he formerly lived there. An operation for appendicitis was performed, but the appendix had ruptured and peritonitis set in. For ten days the patient gained and high hopes were cherished for his recovery. Then he began to lose ground, and his condition was considered hopeless for several days before the end. Mr. Bach was born at Ann Arbor, Mich., and spent his...

Haun, James F. – Obituary

Pioneer Rancher Dies in Hospital At La Grande James F. Haun, prominent Lostine rancher, died in a La Grande hospital Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the age of 88 years. James Francis Haun was born in Platte county, Missouri, Sept.25, 1858, his father being Wilson Haun. His mother died when he was but an infant. When eight years old he came with his father to Kansas and in 1878 in company with his brother, Jacob, and brother-in-law, William McGlenire, crossed the plain’s for the Oregon country. On two different occasions the journey was interrupted by lack of food and funds and any available jobs were taken to get necessities to continue. The Haun brothers homesteaded near Lostine. Mr. Hauns first wife was Ida Hayhurst. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy, the other two being Roy H. and James Ralph. On June 12, 1901, Mr. Haun was again married, his second union being with Mellie Dodd of Auburn, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him: Dr. J.J.D. Haun and Mrs. James S. (Edith) Clark of La Grande. Mr. Haun was a man of high integrity, thrift and enterprise, and by hard work and good management overcame many hardships to attain success. He worked hard until he was 75 years old with steadfast determination which marked him as one of the true pioneers of Wallowa county. His eldest son, Roy H. Haun of Lostine, passed away last June. Surviving are his widow, Mellie D. Haun of Lostine, two sons, Ralph Haun of Lostine and Dr James J. D. Haun...

Hammack, Harold V. – Obituary

Word has been received of the death Monday of Harold V. Hammack, 54, of Riddle and formerly Hermiston. He was born March 24, 1920, in La Grande. He is survived locally by his mother, Katheryn Martin, of Elgin. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Elgin Cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday La Grande Observer, January 30, 1975, Page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Second Obituary Hammack, Harold V. Harold V. Hammack died Jan. 27, 1975 at Riddle, Ore. He was born in La Grande, Ore., March 24, 1920. He leaves to mourne him one son, Skip Hammack and two grandsons, Jason and Kimmy Hammock all of Riddle; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Martin, Elgin; his father Leonard Hammack of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. E.C. (Gylene) Arndt, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Bill Austin (Jean), Ontario, Ore. And Mrs. Gene (Pat) McMillan of Milton-Frewater, Ore; One brother, Robert Hammack of Beaver, Ore.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Services were held at Ganz Chapel at Myrtle Creek, Ore., Friday, Jan. 31, 1975. Concluding graveside services were at the Elgin cemetery Feb. 1, 1975 Source: Bob Bull He thinks this is from the Observer. He found this in a scrap book in the La Grande Family History...

Childers, Cecil – Obituary

Cecil Childers, 91, of Joseph, died at La Grande, on May 18, 1991. He was born July 6, 1899, at Lostine, the son of George and Liza (Herring) Childers. On July 24, 1921, he married his wife, Thelma Marie. He worked for the park services. Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Joseph; son, Jack, of Joseph; and grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were held at the Joseph Baptist Church with vault interment following in the Lostine Cemetery. Memorial in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 23,...

Streiff, Edward – Obituary

Services Tuesday For Edward Streiff Funeral services for Edward Streiff, 82, resident of 502 Spring St., who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Funeral Home under auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Rev. Gordan Milldrum will officiate and burial takes place in Hillcrest cemetery. Born in Illinois, he was a member of the La Grande Lodge A.F. & A.M., Hope Chapter 13 Order of Eastern Star, Baker Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, and La Grande Chapter of Royal Arch Masons No. 9. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, November 29, 1965 Page 3 Contributed by Sue...

Cox, Glenn L. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Glenn L. Cox Dies In Outside Hospital Mrs. Glenn L. Cox died at St Joseph hospital in La Grande Friday evening, March 1, 1940. She had been suffering from tumors for a year but her condition had not been considered really serious, and it was thought an operation would bring a cure. She went to the hospital last week Tuesday, accompanied by the whole family, and the operation was performed. It proved severe and the shock was too great. She failed steadily until the end came. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Tuesday morning and burial was in the local cemetery, with Rev. R.E. Kennedy officiating. The pall bearers were schoolmates of Mrs. Cox’s only son, and were Mile Toney, Bill Storm, Maurice Weaver, Robert Hays, Oid Stockdale and Keith Miller. Laura Elizabeth Nuxoll was born at Green Creek, Ill., July 26, 1899, a daughter of John H. and Mary Nuxoll. The family came west in 1900, stopping in Idaho until 1913 when they moved to Wallowa valley. Laura Nuxoll was married to Glenn L. Cox at Joseph, Nov 25, 1919, and they had made their home at Enterprise practically ever since. Surviving are the husband and one son, Gilbert John, the mother, Mrs. Mary Nuxoll, and eight brothers and sisters: Adolph, Mrs. Pauline Longstreet of Spokane, Clem J., Clarence P., Louis, Mrs. Nellie Scott, Gilbert and Leo G. Nuxoll. Another death in Mrs. Nuxoll’s family made it impossible for many of her relatives to come to the funeral. Leona Hussman, 30 year old daughter of her brother, William Hussman, died at...

Burnett, W.F. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon O.F. Burnett and little son, Douglass, went to La Grande Thursday. Mr. Burnett was called by the death of his father, W.F. Burnett, a civil war veteran. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 21,...
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