Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Another Old Settler Passes To Eternal Home
W.S. Dishman, an early settler of this county, well remembered by all the older residents, and father of Mrs. George S. Craig of this city, died at Whittier, Cal., Tuesday night, September 12, of illness due to old age, for he was in his 89th year. The body was brought to Portland for burial, the funeral being held Sunday afternoon from the home of William I. Dishman, a son of the deceased.
Mr. Dishman was born in Kentucky, Dec. 6, 1821, and came west in the early eighties, settling on Swamp Creek, where for a number of years he was a prosperous rancher and stockman. He was one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in this city. About 10 years ago, he moved to Walla Walla, then to Ashland but of late years he and Mrs. Dishman resided with their son at Whittier in Southern California.
Besides his aged companion, herself past 80 years of age, he leaves two sons and two daughters, John E. of Whittier, W.I. of Portland, Mrs. Mattie Imbler of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Sally B. Craig of this city and numerous grandchildren.
Mr. Dishman was an active man in business life, of strict integrity and lived up to his profession of Christianity. The family has the sympathy of all the old friends who knew and respected Mr. Dishman in his lifetime.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday September 21, 1911
Contributed by Charlottte Carper