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Kinnison, Carrie Lee Ison, Mrs. – Obituary

Wingville, Baker County, Oregon Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at West and Company chapel for Carrie Lee Kinnison, 90, who died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Interment will be at Mt. Hope cemetery. The Rev. Lawrence Roumpf will officiate. Mrs. Kinnison was a third generation pioneer of Baker County and a longtime resident of Wingville. She was born in Wingville March 13, 1873 to Oliver and Martha Jane Ison, both of whom belonged to pioneer families who arrived here in 1862. Mrs. Kinnison was married to H. B. Kinnison, of pioneer heritage also, at Wingville January 1, 1896. Mrs. Kinnison was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was chosen as queen of the pioneer celebration in 1958. She has resided in Baker since 1942. Survivors include a son, Buford of Pocahontas district, a daughter, Mrs. E.V. (Irmal) Jones of Okanogan, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Lilith Allen, Baker; a niece, Mrs. Verna Hogg, Salem, and seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 26, 1963, page 3 Contributed by: Sue...

Kinnison, Joseph P. – Obituary

Baker Pioneer Dies At Long Beach, California. Built the First Cabin in Baker County on Site of the John Steiger Farm, Wingville Joseph P. Kinnison one of the earliest settlers of the Powder River valley died at his home in Long Beach, California, after a long illness caused by paralysis. Mr. Kinnison was well known in this part of the country having built the first cabin in Baker County on the site of the John Steiger farm at Wingville and residing in this community many years. He was born in Missouri and was 83 years of age at the time of his death. He went to California in the 1853 and in 1862 came to Baker county driving a large band of beef steers from Humbolt county and feeding them through the winter before he disposed of them in Boise. His brother, Hiram, who is also well known here, accompanied him on the long trip. News of his death will be received with regret by his many friends in this locality. Source: The Baker Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 21, 1921, page 1 Contributed by: Sue...

Sturgill, Ben F. – Obituary

A Pioneer Passes Ben F. Sturgill, a pioneer of Powder River valley, died at his home in Baker last Monday. Mr. Sturgill lived for a number of years on a farm at Wingville, but was lately living on a homestead in Lower Powder River. He had led an active life in farming and livestock raising for many years. He had never married. North Powder News Saturday July 12,...

McQuown, William – Obituary

Rancher Is Victim Of Heart Disease William McQuown Falls Dead in Hay Field Near Wingville Special to the Herald) Wingville, Aug. 13-William McQuown, aged 60 years, and a well known Wingville rancher, fell dead suddenly stricken with heart disease this morning as he was stooping to drink from a bucket. He was working in the field bucking hay and had gone over to a haystack to get a drink. Mr. McQuown is survived by his wife, a young son, Oral; a sister, Mrs. John Hammond; two brothers, Thomas and Alex McQuown, and his mother, who is 90 years old. Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon. The Baker Herald – – August 13,...

McQuowen, Thomas – Obituary

Wingville, Baker County, Oregon Death Summons Wingville Man Thos. McQuowen Spent All of Life North-West of Baker Thomas McQuowen of Wingville died suddenly this morning at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie McQuowen, where he had made his home for the last 22 years. Born August 4, 1864, in the Pocahontas region, Mr. McQuowen, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake McQuowen, Baker county pioneers, who came to this region via an oxen train in 1862, had lived in the Wingville and Pocahontas districts all of his life. He was engaged in farming. Mr. McQuowen is survived by a brother, Alec of Pocahontas; two nephews, Orel McQuowen of Wingville and Eugene Hammond of Haines; Mrs. John Ingram of Philomath and Mrs. Hollie Mead of La Grande. Funeral services, which will be under the direction of West and Co., will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in West’s Chapel with Rev. W. H. LeMasters of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Wingville Cemetery. Baker Democrat Herald – – May 23,...

McEwen, Martha Anne – Obituary

Martha Annie McEwen, 89, died Saturday evening at her home in Wingville after a long illness. She was born Dec. 27, 1883, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of William A. and Lucinda Elliott. She moved to Auburn with her parents in 1884, and later came to Baker Valley where she lived the remainder of her life. She was married in August, 1879, to John Behan, and to them were born four daughters, one of whom preceded her in death. She was married to March 18, 1904, to Willliam McEwen. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Addie Thomason, Mrs. Leilath Boyce and Mrs. Mary Leonnig; a son, Orel McEwen, all of Baker; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildrenand 11 great great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in West and Company, with the Rev. Edward Stauffer officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Democrat Herald – – April 6,...

M’Quowen, Mary

Mary M’Quowen Dies At Age Of 90 Years Had Lived in Oregon Practically All Her Life and Passes Away at Wingville. Mrs. Mary McQuowen, an old resident of Wingville, died at the place this morning at 4 o’clock, aged 90 years. Mrs. McQuowen had lived in Oregon practically all her life, having resided in Wingville for many years. She leaves two sons and two daughters, all residents of Oregon. The funeral will be held from the Wingville Church Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The Baker Herald – – January 15,...

Jarman, Emery T. – Obituary

E. T. Jarman Was Early Day Butcher Graveside services for Emery T. Jarman, 85, Haines, were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday August 16, at North Powder Cemetery. The Rev. Robert McNiel, officiated and interment was under the direction of The Beatty Chapel. Friends contributed to the Baker County Tuberculosis Assn. in lieu of sending flowers. Mr. Jarman passed away Sunday August 13 at St. Elizabeth hospital after a long illness. Mr. Jarman was born November 11, 1881, at Marvin, Kansas, the son of Jake and Mary Ellen Ward Jarman and left there with his parents in May, 1882, in a covered wagon train, arriving in Oregon in August 1882, two years before the railroad. His parents owned and operated the Haines Hotel when it was a thriving business. Mr. Jarman was married to Mary Green in November, 1903, in the old Tom Gorman Home on Elm Street in Baker, and the couple lived in Haines. Earlier he had owned and operated the meat market in old Rock Creek town, and delivered meat to the housewives throughout the Muddy Creek and Wingville areas every day with the meat packed in ice. He later lived for two years in California, and for a short time in North Powder, where he worked as a butcher. Mrs. Jarman preceded him in death on May 21, 1950, ands for the past 13 years he had made his home with his daughter, Georgia Scott, Haines. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Georgia Scott, a teacher in the Baker school; Helen Spohn, Portland, and Beryl Kulhank of Mt. View, California; sister, Mrs. Bertha Olson of...

Sieg, Desmond – Obituary

Desmond Sieg Was Valley Rancher Desmond Donald Sieg, 70, of Baker City passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 1990 at St. Elizabeth Hosp. Funeral services for Mr. Sieg was conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1990 at 2:00 pm in Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer chapel. The Rev. Greg Lindsay of the United Methodist Church officiated. Concluding services and Vault Interment followed in Mr. Hope Cemetery. Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide Full Military Honors at the graveside. Desmond was born at Wingville, Oregon to Lynn and Pearl (Rohner) Sieg on December 19, 1919. He attended grade school at Lone Pine and Wingville. After graduating from Baker High School and attending Oregon State College, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941. After graduating from airplane mechanic school, he worked on the line for two years then signed up for aviation Cadets. He attended the University of Pittsburg, trained at various fields in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, flying PT17’s and AT6’s and B25’s, receiving his commission as 2nd Lieutenant. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to Baker. Desmond and Georgia May Long of Baker were married January 7, 1949 in Salem, Oregon He farmed in the Baker Valley area with his brother, Norbert until they retired in 1971. He was a member of the Baker Elks, the Wingville Grange, American Legion, one of the first directors of the Blue Mt. T.V. Ass’n. and worked on various agricultural committee. He loved to hunt, fish, bowl, and ski and was adored by his grandchildren who called him “Pampa”. Desmond is survived by his wife Georgia of Baker City. Sons...

Leigh, Elaine Betty “Hap” Lewis Ingram Mrs. – Obituary

Elaine Betty “Hap” Leigh, 84, of Baker City, who was nicknamed “Happy” by a close friend, died May 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Monte Loyd of Harvest Church will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the home of Bill and Cindy Leigh. Elaine was born on April 27, 1921, at Wingville to Percy Huston Lewis and Thelma Alice Petersen-Lewis. She was born a twin with Adele Lewis-Williams. She lived most of her life in the Baker City area. She also spent a short time in Pendleton and the Portland area. Elaine married Chester Ingram on July 5, 1938. They had three children, Lyle Chester Ingram, Judy Diane Ingram and Carl Lewis “Lewy” Ingram. She married William Paul Leigh on June 7, 1947. They had two children, William Paul Leigh Jr. and Mary Alice Leigh. Elaine worked as a waitress, a farm hand and a cook. She enjoyed going on picnics with friends and family, traveling to the mountains and the Snake River area, camping, fishing, cooking, knitting, crocheting and she had an enormous love for animals. She was a loving person with a very kind heart. She will be missed by her friends and family. She had a sense of humor and livened things up wherever she was. Survivors include two sisters, Zena Edwards and Faye Edge, both of Baker City; a son, Lyle Ingram of San Diego; daughter, Judy Ingram of Baker City; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cindy Leigh of Baker City;...
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