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Biographical Sketch of Terry Tuttle

TERRY TUTTLE. – Mr. Tuttle, one of the first residents of the Grande Ronde, and the first school superintendent of Union county, was born in Ohio in 1831. Until the age of twenty he remained with his father, working on the farm and obtaining an education in the log schoolhouse. The next year he was married to Miss Maria A. Lewis, of Indiana, with whom he still sails his bark on the sea of life. Six children have blessed their home; and four of these are now living in Union county with their own children about them.

From 1850 to 1862 the years were spent in Iowa. The latter date the journey was made across the plains to Oregon; and a home was erected in the Grande Ronde valley. The usual life of the Oregon farmer was there assumed, raising stock with more or less grain and other produce, but devoting especial attention to horticulture. He has at present three hundred and twenty acres of fine land near Summerville, Oregon, and a neat residence and farm well stocked. In a public way Mr. Tuttle has borne his share of responsibility, having served three terms as superintendent of schools one term as assessor, and one term in the Oregon legislature, – as representative for Union county for the session of 1880.

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