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Childers, Emma Mrs.

Mrs. Childers Is Called By Death Mrs. Emma Childers, widow of the late James W. Childers, passed away Saturday evening, July 16, 1932, at the home of her son Earl Childers, east of Joseph. She was taken ill with a heart affliction seven weeks ago and was confined to her bed since then. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. The pastor Rev. Hall K. Wallis, conducted the services. Emma Tice was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tice and was born in Salem, Jan. 12, 1854. Her mother was born in New Hampshire and crossed the plains with the Whitman party, and her father was born in New Jersey. She was married to James W. Childers at Weiser, Idaho, June 5, 1870. They lived on a farm near Summerville until 1892 when they moved to a farm at Elgin, and then made their home in town until 1899, when they came to Wallowa county and settled on a farm on Trout Creek. That remained their home until Mr. Childers passed away, October 4, 1929, although they were away from it a few years. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Childers. One passed away in infancy and six survive: Mrs. E. A. Breshears of San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. L. M. Carswell of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Dora Becker of Portland; and William, Albert and Earl, and there are 22 grand children and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Carswell arrived from San Francisco June 23 after driving from that city to Portland in two days, and she...

Belsher, Joseph – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Joseph Belsher died Jan. 1st, 1919, at the open air sanitarium at Salem, Oregon. He went there from Wallowa County on June 24, 1918, for relief from tuberculosis of the bone. The deceased was born July 16, 1898, in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri. He came to Wallowa County in November 1914, and lived with his brother Forest Belsher, on a homestead in Crow Creek Pass. He was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Salem, Oregon. He leaves four brothers and sisters. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday January 30,...

Belsher, Joseph – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Joseph Belsher died January.1st, 1919, at the open air sanitarium at Salem, Oregon. He went there from Wallowa County on June 24, 1918, for relief from tuberculosis of the bone. The deceased was born July 16, 1898, in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri. He came to Wallowa County in November 1914, and lived with his brother Forest Belsher, on a homestead in Crow Creek Pass. He was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Salem, Oregon. He leaves four brothers and sisters. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thursday January 30,...

McCully, Frank M. – Obituary

Death calls F. M. M’Cully, Passes away after a sinking spell yesterday morning Funeral Thursday Frank M. McCully, Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction, died at 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning…underwent an operation for removal of gall stones about ten days ago. The operation was successful but his condition was so enfeebled by the progress of the disease attended by kidney trouble of a similar nature that he failed to rally and rapidly became worse. Saturday and Sunday death was fought off by the injection of saline solution but on Monday he rallied perceptibly and strong hope of his ultimate recovery was entertained. At four o’clock yesterday morning a sinking spell occurred and death occurred an hour and a half later.” “The flags on all the school buildings and upon the State Capitol Building were at half mast yesterday in respect to his memory…The Elks, of which Mr. McCully was a member, will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be in Masonic cemetery.” Of Scotch descent; descendants first settled in New Brunswick [wrong]; later pioneers of Ohio, where his father was born in 1829; came to OR overland in 1852; Frank’s father died earlier this year (1907) at the home of his daughter in OR. Frank b. 2 Oct 1857 Harrisburg, OR; moved to Salem with family in 1866; graduated from Willamette U. in B. S. in 1877; went into newspaper work, being associated with the Columbia Chronicle (Dayton, WA), Pomeroy Republican (Pomeroy, WA), and Wallowa Chieftain for 6 yrs. In 1884 he established the School Journal at Dayton, went on to publish it five years...

Bay, Arthur Donavon – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Bay, Arthur Donavon, 61, of Salem died Feb. 18, 1982 at his home. Born in Enterprise on May 10, 1920, he was the son of Wayne and Adda (Ownbey) Bay. He had been employed as a machine operator for the Salem Concrete Pipe Co. On Aug. 5, 1948 he was married to Lora Dunn Moore Bay in Lewiston. They moved to Salem in 1964. Survivors include his wife Lora of Salem; sons Kirk and Kim of Salem, stepson Lee Moore of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughters Donna Greenough of Dixon, Mont. and Carol Bay of Thompson Falls, Minn.; stepdaughter Lois Cancino of Stayton; Sister Bonneta Lewis of Imnaha; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Grave side services were Feb. 22 at the Enterprise Cemetery with interment following. A memorial service will be held in Salem at the Kiezer Kingdom Hall on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Those who wish may contribute in Mr. Bay’s memory to the Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. Contributions may be made c/o Bollman Funeral Home, Main at W. third, Enterprise, Ore. 97828. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 25 February 1982, Page 12. Contributed By: Robert...

Juve, Maurice Norman – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Murice Norman Juve, 74, died at his home in Salem, 668 Salem Heights So., on July 10, 1980. He had spent his childhood in Enterprise and was a graduate of Enterprise High School. He was born on July 14, 1905, in Neillsville, Wis. A graduate of Oregon State University, he was employed by the Oregon State Highway Department for over 30 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the Oregon Association of Civil Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Mary Emma; a daughter, A. Gayle Juve Nelson; a son Gordon Miller Juve; a step-son, Bob Julian Thruston; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Henrik, Arnold and Leo Juve, and one step-sister, Helen B. Lilly. Two brothers, Tad and Olaf, preceded him in death. The family suggested that contributions in his memory be made to the Salem Hospital Foundation, Diabetes Research Fund, 665 Winters St., S.E. Salem OR 97301. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday July 17,...

Hammack, Lee W. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Lee W. Hammack, 73, 652 Capitol St. SE, died Thursday at a Salem hospital. He was born at Lostine, Oregon, to John Lindsay and Alice Irene Bohanan Hammack and had lived many years in Salem. He was a retired apartment house owner. Surviving are widow Vera; daughters Arleene V. Seeley, Salem, and Patricia Aston, Roseburg; son Ralph W., Salem; brothers Lester, Vale, and John, Ontario; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private services will be 10 am Saturday at Virgil T. Golden mortuary, internment at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Statesman, Salem, Ore., Fri., May 28, ’71, Sec 3, Page 20, Col 3 Contributed By: Sue Wells Gary Note: Lee’s middle name surely was Wesley after his grandfather James Wesley His widow’s maiden name was Bronson. Surviving brothers, missing is Frederick, he possibly had already died. I show daughter Arlene was married to Wallace Flagger, Thomas DeLon and now unknown Seeley. This is a short obituary. October 09,...

McClain, John – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon John J. McClain died at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital June 26, 1978 where he had been a patient for 5 days. He was a resident of the Pioneer Guest Home, and a former resident of Medford and Salem. He was born September 30, 1886 on Upper Prairie Creek to James R. and Alice McClain. He married Ida Mae Hursch at Medical Springs, Oregon. She preceded him in death in 1939. In August of 1977 he married Lurena B. in Salem, Oregon. Mr. McClain was a meat cutter, retired. Services were held Saturday, July 1 at Bollman Chapel at 4:00 p.m., with Eric Walch officiating. Cliff Collingsworth was the soloist singing “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Organist was Jeannette Powers. Pall bearers were Jim McClain, Max Gorsline, Harold Klages, Jack Harmon, Vern McClain and Norman McClain. Internment was in the family plot at Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph. Survivors are his wife, Lurena B. McClain of Salem, two sons, Gene H. McClain of Sanger, California; Kermit Raymond McClain of Newport, Washington; One daughter, Mrs. Clyde R. (Marilyn) Wilson of Kelley, Iowa; one sister, Hattie Beaudoin; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 6, 1978, Page 14 Contributed by: Sue...

McFetridge, Elmer – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Elmer McFetridge Dies In Dallas Elmer Clarence McFetridge, a native of Enterprise and a retired rancher, who had been in ill health for the past four years, passed away Monday morning, February 8, 1965 in a nursing home in Dallas, Ore., where he had been a patient for one month. He was the son of John and Martha McFetridge, early pioneers of Wallowa County, and was born near Enterprise on July 11, 1887. He had lived in Wallowa County all his life until 1960 when he and his wife moved to Salem, Ore., and in 1964 to Dallas, Ore. On November 2, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Hattie Frances Ownbey who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Lorretta McFetridge, of Dallas; a son, Vernon, of Eugene; two brothers, Alvin and John, both of Enterprise; and four grandchildren, Carol, Kathleen, Johnny and Lori Jo McFetridge. Memorial services will be conducted tomorrow, (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the Christian Church with the Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Mrs. Mae Stein will be the organist and she and J.M. Trullinger will sing: “Whispering Hope” and “Sweet Peace, The Gift of God’s Love”. Honorary pallbearers will be: Stone Butner, Lawrence Pratt, Tom Fleming, Lawrence Rowe. Ed Long, and Ben Weathers. Casket bearers will be: Clifford Whitmore, James McClain, Delbert Pratt, Milo Murray, Harry Voss, and Tom Misander, and vault entombment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, February 11, 1965 Contributed by: Sue...

Draper, Kelso M.

Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside. Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter. Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise. Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954 Contributed by Michelle...
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