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Ames, Maggie P. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died, in Oakland, California, January 7, 1925, Mrs. Maggie P. Ames, age 89 years. Maggie Pelham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenus Peham, was born at Malone, Clinton county, Iowa. In 1861 she was married to George W. Ames and started as a bride across the plains in a prairie schooner. They landed in the Grande Ronde Valley in 1862. It is said they were the first white folks to cross the river to where Cove now stands. They purchased a tract of land that suited them, and today Union is built on a considerable portion of the Ames land. They homesteaded what is now the E. Draper place in High Valley and later bought up land near it. They engaged in farming and stock raising and Mrs. Ames was as active in the work as her husband until death separated them in 1904, when Mr. Ames passed on. Mrs. Ames continued her residence in Union until about 8 years ago when she went to California to spend her remaining days with her sister, Mrs. Esther Metcalf, of Oakland. Mrs. Ames was one of the early pioneers of Union. She was a great worker, endured many hardships and privations in early days here and was rewarded with great prosperity. She was a good Christian woman and a faithful member of the Adventist Church for the past 30 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Metcalf, of Oakland, and a number of Nieces and nephews, Mrs. W. M. Cockrell, of High Valley, being one of the nieces. Mrs. Ames was to have been buried by...

Anderson, J. A. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon James Anderson, for the past 30 years a resident of North Powder, died here at 12:45 Wednesday afternoon. He became ill Christmas day, but had been in poor health several years. Mr. Anderson was born in Hancock county, Indiana September 6, 1863. He came west 40 years ago and to North Powder 30 years ago. He is survived by his wife, and four daughters; Mrs. Nellie Lowe of Glendale, Cal.; Mrs. Mary Crawford of Seattle, Wash.; and Mrs. Nola Miller of Portland; Mrs. Mildred McConnell of North Powder. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the M.E. church. Miles Blokland and the Odd Fellows lodge of which the deceased was a member, in charge. Interment was in the North Powder cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, January 7,...

Angell, Moses – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Death of a Pioneer At nine o’clock yesterday morning, Moses Angell, a pioneer resident of the coast, died at the residence of L.B. Rinehart. Deceased has lived in Union county for someyears making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart since 1886. For many months his health has been failing and he had been under the physician’s care for the past year. Mr. Angell was bron in Illinois coming to the Pacific coast in ’49. There are many friends who will mourn his death. The funeral took place this morning attended by many of the friends of his lifetime. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday July 4,...

Angell, Roy – Obituary

Drowned at Radium” Unable to keep above the water after he had abandoned a tire tube to which he clung for support while learning to swim in the tank at Radium Springs, Roy Angell, 24 years old, a young rancher of Haines, was drowned Monday afternoon about 3:30 before others who were swimming in the pool could reach him. Angell had gone off to a section of the pool alone. For a time he held to the edge of the pool but becoming a little more certain of his ability as a swimmer he abandoned all caution and struck out for himself. July 12, 1926 newspaper story Contributed by Larry...

Antles, Archer Alva – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Archer A. Antles, 76, died Wednesday evening at his home in La Grande. Mr. Antles was born Sept. 2, 1910, to Avril A. and Lula Mae (McCallister) Antles at Stanton, Neb. He moved to Cove with his family in March 1911 and graduated from Cove High School in 1929. On Aug. 18, 1932, he married Eleanor Davis at Cove. He farmed in Cove until 1935 when he went to work for the Gardner Cove Store until 1941. He moved to La Grande and worked as a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad until 1966 when an accident forced him to retire. He then worked for La Grande Lumber Co. and retired in 1975. He loved fishing and woodworking He was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men of La Grande. He was active in the senior meal program. Survivors include his wife Eleanor of La Grande; son Arden A. Antles of Vernal, Utah; grandsons, Randy, Ricky and Robert; two great granddaughters; a sister Juanita Kail of Yakima Wash; and several nieces and nephews in Yakima, Portland and La Grande. A sister, Helen Conklin of Cove, and brothers, Dr. Floyd Antles of Seattle and Harry D. Antles of Yakima, died earlier. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the La Grande United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wenger Monroe officiating. A private family interment service will be conducted later at the Cove Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Mr. Antles memory may be made to the La Grande United Methodist Church furnace fund in care of Payne Family...

Antles, Lulu May (McCallister) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Antles, Mrs. Lulu May. Age 82. Late of Cove, Oregon. Born in Minidoka, Wisconsin August 8th, 1867. Passed away at her home Friday, June 16th, 1950. Survived by 2 daughters; 3 sons, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, June 19th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist church, Cove, Oregon. Interment Cove cemetery. The Snodgrass Funeral Home funeral directors. La Grande Evening Observer June 19, 1950 Page 7 Contributed by Tom...

Arant, Allen Marion – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Allen Marion Arant, 70, died last Friday at his home near Roseburg. Mr. Arant was the father of Lucian P. Arant of the Baker, Herald, and E.E. Arant, former principal of the North Powder schools, was also a son. North Powder News Saturday, December 5,...

Arnold, George – Obituary

George Arnold, born April 26, 1853, in New York, passed away June 23 at his home in Pasco, Washington. Funeral services were held June 25 at the chapel at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. U. F. Hawk. Deceased made Pasco his home for about six years. He is survived by his wife, a niece, Mrs. John Perry, and two nephews, John and Francis Arnold, all of Pasco. Mr. Arnold was a resident of Union for many years and news of his death will be a shock to many friends in this section. 1929 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

Ashmead, Olive (nee Goff) – Obituary

Olive Ashmead (nee Goff), beloved wife of Howard D. Ashmead, a recent resident of Union and vicinity, passed away at the Walla Walla Sanitorium, College Place, Washington, Thursday evening December second. Mrs. Ashmead was born in Baker, Oregon, Oct 15, 1897. Her family moved to this city twelve years later, then to High Valley where she was married on Christmas Day 1913. She was very patient through long weeks of suffering from acute rheumatic fever. But is now laid to reset in the Wenatchee cemetery overlooking the beautiful valley of that name. Beside her husband and two daughters, she leaves to mourn, father and mother, sisters, and brothers, and many friends. 1926 Contributed by: Larry...

Atterberry, Bert – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Bert Atterberry Buried Sunday Funeral services for Bert Atterberry were held Sunday at the late home of the deceased, Captain Petersen of the Salvation Army of La Grande, conducting the services. Interment was made in the North Powder cemetery. Bert Atterberry was born at Springfield, Mo., Sept. 17, 1887, and was 37 years, 3 months and 9 days of age when claimed by death. He had been a resident of North Powder for approximately 15 years. he was united in marriage in November, 1916, to Miss Nora Gilkison, and they made their home in this city. He leaves besides his widow, three sons, Ronald 7, Danny 5, and Keith 5 months old. Also a mother; two brothers, Clarence and Monte Atterberry; and a sister, Mrs. Henry Pierce, all residing in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Atterberry will maintain her home in this city so her two oldest boys can attend school. North Powder News Friday, January 3,...
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