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Filer, Martha Ann Bacus – Obituary

After an illness of several months at her home near Twisp, Washington, Mrs. Martha Filer, died Thursday, August 25 [1913] age 73 years. Mrs. Filer was born January 8, 1840 in Illinois and when a girl moved with her parents to Texas, where in 1869 she was married to Jacob Filer. [Marriage date is incorrect. First child was born about 1862]. To this union twelve children were born, eight of whom are living; her daughters, Mrs. Jones of Twisp, Mrs. Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Manning of North Yakima, and Mrs. G. C. Charlton of this valley. Four sons Fred and Louis Filer of Twisp, John H. Filer of this city and Jacob Filer of Toppenish. In 1883 Jacob Filer, wife and family left Texas, headed for Washington. They got as far as Pendleton, Ore., where Mr. Filer, after some weeks took sick and died. [Jacob is buried in Ellensburg so this account seems to be in error.] After a few weeks, Mrs. Filer and her children gathered their all together and started for Kittitas valley. Once here, she bought the ranch now owned by J. H. Kresge near the Nanum Canyon and there reared her children to manhood and womanhood. In the early nineties Mrs. Filer sold her farm and with a part of her children and number of other Kittitas Valley people, moved to the Methow Valley and settled near where the town of Twisp is now located. Mrs. Filer was a devoted Christian lady, having been a member of the Christian Church for more than 50 years. The body was conveyed to this city, accompanied by...

Molstrom, William – Obituary

William Molstrom, aged 50 died yesterday [February 14, 1935] after a heart attack. He is survived by his brothers, Abe Molstrom, John Molstrom, Henry Molstrom, and sisters, Marie H. Nelson, Mamie Somppi, Anna M. Littlejohn. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Bomboy Funeral Home, with Rev. A. F. Van Slyke pastor of the Christian Church officiating. Pall bearers will be Olney Simpson, James Haring, William Embusk, James Harvey, Ed Davis, and Elmer Hendrickson. Burial will be at Olney. Contributed by: Shelli...

Snyder, Josephine Edwards – Obituary

East Oregonian, May 11, 1990 Graveside funeral services for Josephine Snyder will be held at Olney Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Snyder, 80, of Pendleton, died Wednesday, May 9, 1990, at Delamarter Care Center in Pendleton. She was born May 19, 1909 at Wilderville, Ore., to Andrew Jackson and Mary Alice Terry Edwards. She attended school in the Portland area and attended college at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. Mrs. Snyder enjoyed sewing; she crocheted many afghans. She was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include her husband, John of Pendleton; sons, Richard Hyde of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Robert Hyde of Seattle; stepson, Jack Snyder of Stanfield; stepdaughters, Isabelle Swett of Long Beach, Calif., and Catherine Bell of Cypress, Calif.; a brother Andy Edwards in Southern California; sisters, Grace Peters in Southern California and Helen Lehr of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton. Contributed by: Shelli...

Peacock, Joseph Mrs. – Obituary

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Charles Peacock of Pendleton. Mrs. Peacock was a sister of Mrs. Joseph Sanders, now of Scio, but formerly residents here. Mrs. Peacock has visited here many times and will be remembered by quite a number of friends. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Jan 30, 1931 Transcribed by Charlotte...

Culpus, Dick – Obituary

Hit And Run Driver Kills Umatilla Indian Dick Culpus, of Colville, Wash., an Indian, died at Pendleton Sunday from injuries received when struck by a hit and run driver on the Old Oregon Trail east of Pendleton. He was badly cut and received internal injuries. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, July 28,...

Hunt, Wendell – Obituary

Auto Accident Proves Fatal Wendell Hunt Died Monday In Pendleton Hospital From Injuries Wendell Hunt, 21, of Whittier, Calif., who was injured in an automobile accident last week, 15 miles east of Pendleton, died Monday in a Pendleton hospital, where he was taken following the accident. He never regained consciousness. His father and mother who arrived from Whittier two days after the accident, left with the body for Whittier Monday night. North Powder News Saturday, August 21,...

Mytinger, Vivian May – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Vivian May) Mytinger, 81, who died Friday at her home near Pendleton, will be Tuesday with Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in charge. Notice is on page 4 today. Born at Cove Sept. 16, 1884, she lived in Union County for many years, marrying in La Grande in 1903. She and her husband moved to Pendleton in 1910. He died several years ago. She had lived here the last 56 years. Survivors are three sons, Paul of Pendleton, Harry of Ogden, Utah, and Clifford of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter P. (Florence) Hall, Pendleton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donated by Margaret...

Belfield, Oscar – Obituary

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Belfield Sunday for the late Oscar Belfield who passed this life at Pendleton on June 3. The services were conducted by Rev. Ira J. McFarland and burial was in the local cemetery. Oscar Shaw Belfield was born at Burton, Harvey county, Kansas, January 2, 1892 and died at Pendleton, Oregon, June 3, 1925, aged 33 years, four months and 11 days. He had been in ill health for several months. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Belfield of North Powder and four sisters and three brothers. Oscar was a good boy, of a lovable disposition and was loved by all who knew him. North Powder News Saturday, June 13,...

Biography of Jacob Frazier

This pioneer of the wool business in Eastern Oregon, and owner of some of the best buildings in Pendleton, is a native of the Buckeye state (1820), and while but a boy of ten went with his father to Indiana, and as a youth of sixteen to Iowa. In this state, then known locally as the Black Hawk purchase, his father died at the advanced age of eighty-three. In 1850 Mr. Frazer crossed the plains to California with horses, being one of a party of five. This company was made to pay a toll of sugar, flour, etc., by the Sioux, and near Salt Lake had eight of their eleven horses stolen. Frazer himself was sick at the time; but two of the company gave chase and recaptured the animals, arriving at Hangtown (more euphoniously Placerville), our pioneer began gold digging. One of the first men he met in the country was his brother Montgomery, who had been out a year, and who had been very successful, insomuch tat he returned East soon after and bought the farm in Iowa which Jacob had first purchased with the avails of a big job of wood-chopping that he had undertaken for the brother of Jefferson Davis. Four years of mining life proved hazardous. Indeed, the list of casualties to which Mr. Frazer was subject suggest some sort of protecting agency that does not guard everyone. Once he had been setting a blast in a deep mine. Hastening up the shaft to be out of the way, the windlass crank broke, dropping him back and leaving him to take the explosion, which...

Biographical Sketch of Almer G. King

The subject of this review is one of the well known and representative men of Malheur County and is to-day entrusted with the responsibilities of one of the main County offices and has made a record for himself of faithfulness, integrity, and capabilities, that places him secure in the esteem and respect of the entire population of the County. Almer G. was born in Waverly, Iowa, on December 6, 1866, being the son of George and Littie (Kimball) King. In 187o, the family came west via San Francisco and Portland to a place opposite Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia, where they resided for a time and then re-moved to Pendleton, afterwards going to The Dalles in 1872 where they remained until 1882. In that place, our subject was educated in the public schools and then took the entire course in the Vasco Independent Academy, but (lid not graduate as he was detained from passing the examinations.  In 1882 he came to Malheur, at that time a part of Baker County, and engaged to handle cattle for Thomas R. David-son and fourteen years he remained with him never losing a day, and for the last half of this time he was foreman. In 1892 he went to Payette, Idaho, and conducted a livery stable for one year then went to Westfall Malheur County, and operated as a farmer for a time. It was in the spring of 1896, that Mr. King was nominated for County assessor on the Democratic ticket and was elected with a handsome majority, being the only one on that ticket who was elected. At the close...
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