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Caudle, Agnes – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held for Agnes Caudle Mrs. Harley (Agnes) Caudle of Lostine, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 1975 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born July 12, 1901 in the Leap area northwest of Enterprise, daughter of Jasper and Yauchey Chapman, and had lived in Wallowa County all of her life. On June 28, 1924 she was married to Harley Caudle at Enterprise. She was a member of the South Fork Grange and the CowBelles. Survivors include her husband, Harley, at the Lostine home; two daughters, Mrs. Duke (Rhee) Lathrop of Lostine and Mrs. Kelsie (Arlyne) Makin of Enterprise; a son, Dick Caudle, Coulee Dam, Wn.; a brother, Lloyd Chapman, Lostine; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Leland Morse of Toledo officiating. Ella McArtor sang “The Church In The Wildwood” and “The Old Rugged Cross”. Jeanette Powers was organist. Casket bearers were: Jim Blankenship, Arthur Bartmess, Don Wallace, Charles Craigen, Kenneth Barklow and Crawford Oveson; and vault internment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, March 27, 1975, Page 10 Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary...

Freudenberg, Cora – Obituary

Services Today For Cora Freudenberg Memorial services are being held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel for Mrs. Cora Ellen Freudenberg who passed away on Monday June 24, 1968 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient of only a short time. Casket bearers will be Fred Himelwright, James Myers, E. F. Cool, Henry Klages, W. H. Miller and M. Keith Wilson; and vault entombment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Mrs. Freudenberg was the daughter of James H. and Hattie E. Fisher, and was born in the Leap area on August 30, 1906. On Dec. 25, 1939 she was married at Enterprise to William R. Freudenberg, who survives her. She was a member of Hurricane Creek Grange No. 608, Wallowa County Cowbells, and an active worker and leader in the 4-H programs. Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Jean Freudenberg of Joseph; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Iva) Downing, Mrs. John (Alta) Stein, Mrs. William (Ethel) Downing, and Mrs. Julius (Myrtle) Aleson, all of Enterprise; and three brothers, Harry Fisher of Spokane, Bruce and Ira Fisher of Milton-Freewater. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, June 27, 1968. Contributed by Michelle...

Lyle, Isaac – Obituary

Isaac Lyle died at the home of his son, G.D. in the Leap country, last Saturday, January 31st and the body was shipped on Monday to Pomeroy, Washington for burial. The deceased was eighty years of age and had been making his home with his son during the past year. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, February 5,...

Lile, G. D. F. – Obituary

G.D.F. Lile died at his home in the Leap country on Monday, February.10th, from pneumonia brought on by an attack of the influenza. The deceased was born in Washington on Nov. 25, 1867. He leaves a wife and children to mourn his death. The body was sent to Pomeroy, Wash., for burial. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, February 12,...

Knapp, W. T. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. W.T. Knapp passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 1939, at the St. Anthony hospital in Pendleton after a major operation three months and four days ago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hermiston, conducted by Rev. C. R. Moore and burial will be at Hermiston. Maggie Irene Bridwell was born seventy years ago, October 19, 1868 in Norborne, Missouri. She crossed the plains at the age of ten with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bridwell, in a wagon train, coming to Union county. After a few years they moved to Wallowa County where she was united in marriage to William Thomas Knapp January 2, 1887. To this union was born five children. Guy Elmer, Hermiston; Edna A. Childers, deceased; Myrl B. Whitmore, Enterprise; Jenit Roberta Hoffnagle, Pendleton; Budd Homer, Hermiston. Mrs. And Mrs. Knapp were among the first settlers of Wallowa County and homesteaded near Leap 52 years ago this spring. Later they moved to Lostine and from there they took up farming in the Leap country. They reside here until 26 years ago and they moved to Umatilla County to Echo. In 1920 they moved to the Stanfield project where they lived 12 years and then moved to Hermiston six years ago where they resided at the time of Mrs. Knapp’s death. Her parents, David A. and Mary Frances (Hamilton) Bridwell passed away several years ago. Two brothers, Charles, Lostine; George, Long Beach, California; five sisters, May Cray, Wallowa; Bessie Clayton, Myrtle Point; Y[J?]ackie Chapman, Lostine; Lulu Ackley, Long Beach, Calif.; Eva Forrester Applegate, 23 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and children...

Meek, Hiram W. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Hiram W. Meek, a resident of the Leap section since 1891, died at the Wallowa hospital last Friday, July 18, 1924. He had been ill for a few months but his condition did not become serious until a week before he passed away. Bladder trouble was the cause of death. The funeral was held at the Wallowa Methodist Church, with two pastors assisting, Rev. G. H. Feese and Rev. W. F. Shields. Burial was in the Wallowa Cemetery. The Grange had charge of the services, this being the first funeral conducted by that society in the county. Mr. Meek was born in Defiance county, Ohio, March 23, 1867, and moved to Kansas and later to Colorado when a young man. He came on west a few years later and located on a farm six miles east of Wallowa, in Leap, which was his home to the last. He was married March 4, 1892, to Susan Roberts. His widow survives. She has been ill for some weeks and is still at the Wallowa hospital, but has been improving of late and is on the road to recovery. Two sons also survive, Grover C. and Samuel Meek, who live on the home place, and a stepson Everett Roberts of...

Downing, Mrs. J.A. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. J.A. Downing, resident of the county for nearly 50 years, passed away at the Enterprise hospital Saturday evening, August 7, 1937. She had made her home with her children in recent years, and went to the hospital when taken seriously ill. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Ella Zerba was born in Wisconsin July 13, 1862, and when she was young the family moved to Nebraska and then to Milton. She was married in Milton Nov. 7, 1881 to J.A. Downing and they moved to Wallowa county in November, 1887, and bought the farms of Bill Phipps and John Cook in Leap. This remained in the family until last year when Frank Downing sold it. J.A. Downing died Jan. 15, 1911, and the surviving children are: Frank Downing of Leap, Mrs. T.F. Lathrop of Enterprise, J.A. Downing of Caldwell, Idaho, Guy Downing of Wallowa, Harvey Downing of Jerome, Idaho, William M Downing of Enterprise and Mrs. Pete Knott of Dayton, Washington. There are 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters survive Mrs. Downing: Mrs. O.A. Schubert of Athena, Mrs. E.E. Ferris of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Blaine Dugger of Goldendale, Wash., Mrs. Martin Volwiler of Zillah, Wash., Ernest Zerba of Waitsburg, Wash., and Bert Zerba of Haines. Mrs. Downing was a member of the Methodist church and was a devoted mother and a kind and generous neighbor. Source:Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, August 12, 1937, Pg2 Contributed by: Sue...

Meek, Hiram W. Mrs. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Hiram W. Meek passed away at the family in Leap last Thursday, March 13, 1930. Death was caused by cancer from which she had suffered for a year. She had been a resident of the county since 1884, living most of the time in Leap. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wallowa, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.E. Calome, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. She was born in Union County July 29, 1868 and came to Wallowa county when 16 years old. She was married to Hiram W. Meek at Enterprise March 4, 1892 and in 1900 they settled on a homestead which has remained the family home. Mr. Meek passed away July 18, 1924, and since then Mrs. Meek had lived with two sons, Samuel and Grover Meek, on the home place. She was survived by another son also, Everett R. Roberts of Enterprise, and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Eva Parker of La Grande, Mrs. Lillie Hall of La Grande, Mrs. Dora Baker of Seattle, Wash., Frank Roberts and John A. Roberts of Harrah, Wash. All of these except Mrs. Baker and John Roberts were present at the funeral. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, March 20, 1930. Contributed by: Sue...

Meek, Hiram W. Mrs. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Hiram W. Meek passed away at the family in Leap last Thursday, March 13, 1930. Death was caused by cancer from which she had suffered for a year. She had been a resident of the county since 1884, living most of the time in Leap. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wallowa, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.E. Calome, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. She was born in Union County July 29, 1868 and came to Wallowa county when 16 years old. She was married to Hiram W. Meek at Enterprise March 4, 1892 and in 1900 they settled on a homestead which has remained the family home. Mr. Meek passed away July 18, 1924, and since then Mrs. Meek had lived with two sons, Samuel and Grover Meek, on the home place. She was survived by another son also, Everett R. Roberts of Enterprise, and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Eva Parker of La Grande, Mrs. Lillie Hall of La Grande, Mrs. Dora Baker of Seattle, Wash., Frank Roberts and John A. Roberts of Harrah, Wash. All of these except Mrs. Baker and John Roberts were present at the funeral. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, March 20, 1930. Contributed by: Sue...

Biographical Sketch of Nicholas W. Ownbey

The esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article is one of Wallowa’s best and most substantial citizens, having gained a prestige here by his faithfulness and uprightness, while he has also wrought for the advancement of the interests of the county in all ways and at all times, demonstrating him to be one of the public minded and progressive men of the section, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him a representation in this volume since also his life has been a bright example in manifestation of moral qualities of worth. In Benton county, Oregon, on February 19, 1858, our subject first saw the light, being the son of William and Martha J. (Langston) Ownbey. The parents came across the plains to this state in the early days of 1849, utilizing ox teams for the purpose. The Indians were savage and fierce and one child of this worthy couple was killed by the redskins. They came on with sad hearts and settled in Benton County and wrought to build a home. There our subject was born and he received the education that was to be had from the schools of the place and was reared on a farm. In 1873 his parents came to Union county, settling near Cove, our subject accompanying them. Two years later they removed thence to the vicinity of Elgin. When our subject became of age he entered a homestead and was numbered with the prosperous farmers of that section until 888, when he sold his land there and removed to his present place, two miles southeast from...

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