History of the First Baptist Church, Baker City Oregon

The first Baptist church in Baker City was organized December 7, 1874, Rev. L. H. Boothe was chairman of the meeting and Prof. S. P. Barrett clerk. The members present were Hardin Estes, Perlina Estes, Arthur Smith, Mary Kilbourn, Samuel Gaines, Mary Gaines, Prof. Barrett, Mary Barrett and Delazon Smith. Prof. Barrett served as clerk



Baker Valley Oregon Churches

Ministers of various denominations visited Baker County and held meetings at different places, but no one was a resident minister within the county prior to 1868. The Rev. Ellsworth, of La Grande, came to Powder River Valley frequently in 1864-5, and later Elder Newton of the Methodist church, south, held meetings, frequently at Auburn and



Baker County Oregon Sketches

Sydney Abell, Justice of the Peace opened the first legally constituted court in Baker County, October 29th 1862. The first case was that of the people vs. D. Scott, action to bind defendant to keep the peace, entered on complaint of Thomas Ricketts. The prosecuting witness failed to appear and the case was dismissed. Of



Wingville Cemetery, Baker County Oregon

A cemetery was started in Wingville in 1878 after a diphtheria epidemic made a cemetery a necessity. The Wingville Grange No. 150 purchased ten acres from Thomas Bailey and his wife for a two dollar gold piece on 8 April 1878. On 8 December 1883 the trustees of the Wingville Grange 150 for fifty dollars



Ficklin, Fetna Ann – Obituary

At the residence of her daughter Mrs. Kennison, at Wingville, Oregon, August 24, 1890 after an illness of fifteen days, Mrs. Fetna Ann Ficklin, aged 70 years. Deceased was born February 22, 1820 in Boyle Co., Kentucky, moved to Missouri in 1853 (?) and from there to Union Oregon in 1864. With her husband and



Rush, George H. – Obituary

Auto Accident Well Known Man Killed at Railroad Crossing G.H. Rush, building contractor, was instantly killed when his auto was struck by train No. 21 a mile this side of Wingville Thursday evening. Wm. Hernsen of the Shockley Lumber Co. who was in the car with Mr. Rush is recovering at a Baker hospital. There



Gover, Delora F. – Obituary

Delora F. Gover, 79, a former Imbler and Baker County resident who taught school for many years in Eastern Oregon, died Thursday in Provo, Utah. A graveside funeral for Mrs. Gover will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Eagle Valley Cemetery at Richland. Visitations for Mrs. Gover will be until 9 o’clock tonight at



Gover, Vester W. – Obituary

An illness of only a few days Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Vester William Gover, 47, farmer of the Wingville district for 20 years. Mr. Gover was stricken with what was later diagnosed as a rupture of a major artery which caused abdominal and circulatory complications. He was born Sept. 17, 1909 in New



Nichols, Robert – Obituary

Resolutions of Condolence  WORTHY MASTER: РYour committee appointed to report resolutions expressing the sentiments of the Grange in regard to Brother Robert Nichols, late member of our order, who by a sudden and severe stroke was changed from the fullness of life and health to the cold stillness of death in a very few



Ward, Raymond – Obituary

Raymond Ward 69 Dies after Brief Illness Thursday The Haines area lost one of its most prominent citizens Thursday afternoon, April 24, when Raymond Asher Ward 69, succumbed at St. Elizabeth Hospital to a brief respiratory illness. Mr. Ward was a grain broker at Haines, was manager of the Haines plant of the Baker Mill



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