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Biographical Sketch of Eric Wold

Eric Wold who has been city engineer of Burlingame for the past four years and at present is also acting in the same capacity for the infant municipality of San Bruno, has been engaged in engineering work the greater part of his life. His college training and wide experience has splendidly fitted him for the important work that he is now doing; while Burlingame’s streets, the water system and other municipal improvements well bespeak Mr. Wold’s ability. Anxious to have their municipality profit from the same competent engineering that Burlingame did, the San Bruno citizens retained Mr. Wold. He is now at work perfecting plans for bridges, street improvements, sidewalks and a water system which when completed will make San Bruno one of the ideal towns of the county. Besides his wide experience as a municipal engineer Mr. Wold has followed his profession in other lines. He was in the service of the government for three years. While engaged in railroad work he made many important locations for the Western Pacific and other lines. Eric Wold was born in Norway on April 5, 1878. While just a child his parents brought him to Quebec and from there they moved to Minnesota where Mr. Wold spent the early part of his life. After graduating from the La Crosse High School at La Crosse, Wisconsin, he entered the University of Minnesota. In 1902 he graduated from the engineering department of this institution. Since then he has been following this profession in different parts of the United States, having been in California for the past ten years. Mr. Wold was married at...

Gurney, Areta Littlejohn – Obituary

Washington Co., OR A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, in Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario for Areta Gurney, who died Jan. 6 at age 93. Mrs. Gurney was born Oct. 13, 1902 in Pendleton. She taught high school in Marshfield in the 1920s and grade school during the 1960s. In 1976 she moved from Ontario to Portland. She was a member of the Ontario Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Norris of Portland and one grandchild. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. The Oregonian, January 10, 1996 Contributed by: Shelli...

Evans, John – Obituary

John Evans Passes In Western Oregon John Evans, who for 20 years lived in the Lewis district, died at Marshfield Sunday afternoon, April 24, 1938. He and his wife moved there in the fall of 1934, going to a low altitude on account of Mrs. Evans’ health. Mr. Evans was taken ill more than a year ago, and improved, and then developed a new malady which his physicians believed was cancerous. He was unconscious for more than three days before the end came. Services were held at Marshfield Tuesday and the body was taken to Wenatchee, Washington, for burial after further funeral services. A brother and a sister of Mr. Evans live at Wenatchee. John Evans was born in Ohio October 19, 1870 and moved to the Big Bend district of eastern Washington when it was under development. He moved to Wallowa county in 1913 and took up land on the hill at the head of Butte creek and lived there until he moved to Marshfield. Surviving are his widow and two children, Mrs. John Jacob now living at Curtin, and Paul Evans of Joseph, and three grandchildren. There are also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Edwards of Montana, Mrs. Jennie Alban of Ohio, David E. Evans of Ohio, P.L. Evans of Chicago, and Daniel Evans of Wenatchee. Mr. Evans mad many friends here who knew him for his high character and his cheerful, kindly temper. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church from boyhood. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, April 28, 1938 page 4 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

Lund, Lucy Ione Bonebrake Churchill – Obituary

Funeral services for Lucy Ione Lund, 82, a resident of Coquille, will be held Monday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at the North Bend Chapel of Campbell-Watkins Funeral Homes with the Rev. Donald Forbes of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Lund was born Jan. 14, 1895 in Marshfield and died Oct. 20 in Coos Bay. Her husband Edwin K. Lund, preceded her in death June 22, 1955. Survivors include her sons, Charles Churchill of Coquille, Thomas Churchill of Sauvies Island; two step-daughters, Catherine Garcia of Coos Bay, Emily Batten; and six grandchildren. The World, October 2, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

Smith, Leroy Irvin – Obituary

Leroy Irvin Smith, 73, died Jan. 20, 2002, at Providence Milwaukie Hospital after six days of illness there. He was born Sept. 4, 1928, at Marshfield (now known as Coos Bay). He was the sixth of seven children. In 1937, the Smith family moved from Marshfield to Carus where Leroy attended grade school He graduated from high school at Canby in 1945. Leroy grew up with an enjoyment for sports. He especially loved baseball. He participated with his high school team as a catcher, but also was able to fill any other position on the field. His enjoyment of the game continued after school, leading him into coaching Little League teams. As an adult, Leroy worked many jobs, but found real satisfaction as a long-haul truck driver for the Yellow Truck Co. and as a baggage handler for Greyhound Bus lines. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Williams Smith of the Rock Creek and Muddy Creek areas, and Lewis Smith; and four brothers, Robert, Herbert, Chester and Ralph. Survivors include two sisters, Kaye of Roy, Utah, and Myrtle of Baker City; and many nieces and nephews. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 1, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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