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Cusick, E. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Died-At the residence of S. O. Swackhumer in this city, Saturday, February 11, 1893, Mrs. E. A. Cusick. The deceased, whose maiden name was Emma Amanda Dodge, was born in Montpelier, Vermont, March 20th, 1850. Died in Union, Oregon, February 11, 1893, was therefore nearly 43 years old. When eight years of age she moved with friends to Omaha, Neb., and in the summer of 1863 crossed the plains with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Swackhumer, stopping in Grande Ronde valley where she has lived most of her life since. She was married in Wasco County, Oregon, in 1865 to James Alger. She was the mother 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, all of whom are now dead except two boys, Phillip and Oscar. She lived a widow from May 1st, 1888 until October 11, 1891 when she was married to Wm. Cusick. During her widow-hood she was post-mistress at Union. She was a consistent Christian all of her life and an accepted member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over thirty years. Contributed by: Larry...

Cusick, S. F. – Obituary

Union County Pioneer S.F. Cusick, Union County pioneer, died at his home at Union, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, after a brief illness. Mr. Cusick came to Eastern Oregon sixty years ago and has lived at Union most of the time since then. He was 79 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a son, Roy, of La Grande, a son George of North Powder, and a daughter Elma, who teaches school near Union, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home in Union Friday afternoon. North Powder News Saturday, October 16,...

Cusick, William C. – Obituary

Wm. C. Cusick was born in Adams County, Illinois, Feb. 21, 1842, and died near Union, Oregon, Oct. 7, 1922, being 80 years, 7 months and 16 days old. In 1853 he left his birthplace with his parents for Oregon, near Kingston, where he made his home till he came to eastern Oregon and settled in Union County in 1871. While stationed at Fort Lapwai, with his company during the Civil war, he became interested in the study of botany. He continued this study during the remainder of his life, making a special study of the plants of the Blue Mountain region of Oregon. He was married in November 1892, to Mrs. Emma A. Alger, who died in February 1894. He is survived by one brother S. F. Cusick, of Union, Oregon; one sister Mrs. S. E. Daly, of Scio, Oregon and two half sisters-Mrs. Hattie Dodd, of Middleton, Idaho, and Mrs. A.N. Busick, of Union, Oregon. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Mr. Cusick was one of the charter members of the Presbyterian Church, and an upright and conscientious citizen. Contributed by: Larry...

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