Marinda Wright, One of Oregon’s First-Born, Dies
Mrs. Marinda Jane Wright, 97, of lower Cove, one of the oldest native born Oregonians in the state and a resident of Union county for 73 years, died Saturday in a LaGrande hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Wright was born in 1850 near Monroe, Ore., and moved to Union County when she was 24 years old in 1874. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Surviving are four sons, George W. Wright of Troy, Ida., L. F. Wright of LaGrande, Willis Wright of Beaverton, Ore., and Willie Wright of lower Cove, and two daughters Mrs. Mary Renfrow of Forest Grove Ore., and Mrs. M. E. Green of Bend. She is also survived by several great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Gene Robinson of the Snodgrass funeral home tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and interment will be at lower Cove cemetery.
Monday, July 21, 1947
Contributed by: The Christensens