Aged Pioneer Passes This Life Last Wednesday
Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 84 years, died at the Grande Ronde hospital in La Grande Wednesday morning. death was due to a complication of diseases induced by inflammatory rheumatism from which she had suffered for many years. Mrs. Wilson had been confined to her bed for the greater part of the last five years and for the past three years had been a patient in the hospital where she died.
Mrs. Wilson was a native of Scotland. She had resided in the east for a time and later moved to Utah. About forty years ago with her husband, she came to North Powder vicinity and settled on the ranch known as the Sam Carnes place. The husband passed this life about 26 years ago. After his death the widow sold the ranch and for several years made a home with her daughter, Mrs. Grant Dalton of this city until five years ago when she went to La Grande and resided for two years with another daughter, Mrs. Jane Wade, now of Pendleton.
The immediate surviving relatives are the daughters, Mesdames Grace Kelsey, Nettie Titus, Allie Dalton of North Powder and Mrs. Jane Wade of Pendleton. J.B. Wilson of this city is a son of the deceased. Two sons, Robt. Wilson of Gold Hill and Clarence Wilson of Pasco, California also survive. Mrs. Ernest Forsstrom of this city is a granddaughter of the deceased. There are nineteen surviving grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
The funeral was held at Baker Thursday afternoon, the services were conducted by the Presbyterian minister of that city. Burial was in the Baker cemetery husbands of granddaughters acting as pall bearers.
North Powder News
Saturday September 20, 1919