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Martha Ellen, wife of Robt. Knight, died at her home near Freewater, Umatilla county, Sunday evening after a lingering illness, aged 53 years, 6 months and 18 days.
Deceased was a native of Missouri but came to Oregon at an early age and had made her home in this state ever since. She was a daughter of Joseph Harris, the well known pioneer resident of this city, and leaves a husband, seven sons and a daughter in addition to numerous other relatives, to mourn her loss.
The body arrived from Umatilla county on Wednesday’s train and was laid to rest in the Summerville cemetery, which is the family buring ground.
Elgin Recorder Friday August 14, 1905