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Biography of Rev. John F. Devore, D. D.

REV. JOHN F. DEVORE, D.D. – Doctor Devore was a native of Kentucky, being born near Lexington, December 7, 1817. He was of French descent, as the name indicates, and owed very much to the pious example of religious parents, who urged him with their last words to be “faithful to his God.” The “Life of Bramwell” fell into his hands at an early date, was read with great relish, and had much to do in molding the shape of his after life. Entering the ministry, he joined the Rock river conference in 1842, Bishop Roberts presiding. He was ordained deacon at Milwaukee in 1844 by Bishop Morris, and elder at Galena, Illinois, in 1846 by Bishop Hamline. In May, 1853, he was transferred to the Oregon conference by Bishop Waugh, and arrived with his family at Steilacoom, Washington Territory, the latter part of August in that year, and entered at once upon his singularly interesting and successful career of ministerial labor on this coast, embracing a period of thirty-six eventful years. While in the Oregon conference, Doctor Devore’s appointments were as follows: Steilacoom two years, 1853-55; Olympia one year, 1855-56; presiding elder Puget Sound district three years, 1856-59; Vancouver two years, 1859-61; The Dalles two years, 1861-63; East Tualitan two years, 1863-65; Milwaukee one year, 1865-66; presiding elder Portland district four years, 1870-74; Vancouver two years, 1874-76; Albany three years, 1876-79; Seattle two years; 1879-81; Tacoma three years, 1881-84. In the Puget Sound conference, organized in 1884, by Bishop Fowler, Doctor Devore’s appointments were as follows: West Tacoma two years, 1884-86; presiding elder Olympia district one year, 1886-87;...

Eidson, Patsy Lorene “Pat” – Obituary

Patsy Lorene “Pat” Eidson, 73, of Baker City died April 16, 2006. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Patsy was born on Nov. 2, 1932, at New Bridge to Tracy and Fluvia Fuller Eidson. She was a descendant of Mayflower immigrants. She was a 1950 Baker High School graduate. She received her registered nurse degree from Good Samaritan Hospital at Portland in 1953 and her bachelor’s degree from Linfield College at McMinnville in 1980. She was especially proud of her trek back to college to obtain her bachelor’s degree. Patsy had a long and successful career as a nurse in hospitals. She worked in several trauma hospitals, becoming expert in emergency medical care. Patsy attained the position of head nurse in the medical wing of Northwest Hospital at Seattle, Wash. She remained in that high-stress position for quite a number of years. Patsy returned to Oregon to pursue her passion, which was geriatric nursing. She accepted a position at Rose Villa in Milwaukee, a home for the elderly, which provided full living, medical and health facilities. Upon her return to Baker City, she gave care and comfort to many area residents as a home care nurse for Baker County. She retired in 1994. She was an excellent shot with her rifle and more often than not, successful in her hunt for buck deer. She...

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