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Collection: Union County Oregon Obituaries

Obituary of L. Virgil Chadwick

L. Virgil Chadwick, the son of Lynn James Chadwick and Georganna Miller Chadwick, was born on Nov. 3, 1920 at Hot Lake and died on Jan. 24, 1999 at the age of 78. Virgil grew up and attended school in Cove. After graduating from high school in 1938, he went to work on his cousin’s wheat farm. He later enlisted in the Unites States Army Air Corp for World War II and flew a number of missions into Europe. After his discharge from the service he returned to Cove and went back to work on the wheat farm. He then did some driving for the local oil company before driving log truck. He was united marriage to Orella Holloway Holmes on June 15, 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. Virgil and his family moved to Tillamook in 1952 where they leased a farm on the Wilson River tideland. In 1957, they purchased their own farm on Fairview Road, which they operated until they sold and retired in 1989. Virgil was active in the Tillamook County Farm Bureau as well as the State Farm Bureau for many years. He served as president of the Tillamook County Creamery Association for three years as well as several years as a director. He was a member of the Tillamook United Methodist Church, the Fairview Grange, Eagle Cap Post No. 4307 V. F. W., the Tillamook...

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Obituary of Georganna Chadwick

Georganna Chadwick, of Cove, died Sunday, June 29, at Valley View Manor. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick was born Dec. 1, 1896 at Cove, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller, early pioneers in the Grande Ronde Valley. On Dec. 13, 1914 she was married to Lynn Chadwick at Cove. He preceded his wife in death on May 1, 1962. Mrs. Chadwick was a member of the Cove United Methodist Church and Mt. Fanny Grange. Survivors include her sons, George, of Union, and Virgil, of Tillamook, five grandchildren, Lundalin Kinsella, of LaCenter, Wash.; Tilda Jones, of Oregon City; Diana Baumgartner, of Albany; Virgie Lorenz, of Hillsboro; Gary Holmes, of Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Service are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Cove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Frisbie officiating. Concluding services will follow at Cove Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Chadwick to the Cove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 772, La Grande, Or. 97850. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, July 1, 1980 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Obituary of Donald Turner

Donald N. Turner, aged 11, died at a Baker hospital Monday, following an operation for appendicitis, last week. Donald was a pupil of Wolf Creek school, and had enrolled for this term, but had attended only one day, when he was stricken with illness. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. M.L Turner and a brother and sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church, and burial was in the North Powder cemetery. Rev. Clower conducted the services. North Powder News Saturday, October 2, 1926 Obituary Donald L. Turner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Turner of North Powder. He was born there June 4, 1917. He had been suffering for a few days and was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital several weeks ago. Donald was a student of the Wolf Creek school enrolled the first day. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment was in the North Powder cemetery. Besides his parents, Donald is survived by a brother and sister, Oris and Arneta. North Powder News Saturday, October 9,...

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Obituary of Charles F. Brown

Conductor Killed At Kamela Chas. F. Brown, who has been a conductor on the O.R.& N. line between Pendleton and Huntington for several years, was killed at Kamela Tuesday morning. Mr. Brown was in charge of passenger train No. 6 which had stopped at Kamela to pick up a dining car. The train had stopped on a side track and Mr. Brown had just finished testing an air brake and stepped backward onto the main track just in time to be struck by a helper engine, which was backing down the main track to get out of the way of the passenger train. His body fell under the truck and was badly mangled, death resulting instantaneously. Deceased formerly resided in La Grande and was well known there. The remains were shipped to Pendlton for burial. Elgin Recorder Friday November 11,...

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Obituary of Bert Brown

Bert BROWN, age 74 of 102 Walnut St., passed away at the Portland Veteran’s Hospital April 27. He was a retired millworker. Graveside services were held at the Hillcrest Cemetery Saturday, April 30, under the direction of the WW1 Veterans. Mr. BROWN was born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 15, 1891 and had lived in La Grande 40 years. He was a member of the WW1 Veterans and the Blue Mt. Grange. Survivors include his wife, Ella, La Grande; one son, Gilbert BROWN, West Minster, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Alice KANNARD, Portland, Mrs. Louella TACY, Oakridge, Ore., and Mrs. Evelyn LOVELESS, La Grande. Also surviving are one brother in Detroit, Mich., and four sisters, Mrs. Cary RANDALL, La Grande; Mrs. Verdie BROWN, Baker, one in Longview, Wash. and in Idaho Falls, Ida.; twelve grandchildren and other relatives. Eastern Oregon Review, May 5, 1966 Contributed by: Holly...

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Bryant, Amanda J. – Obituary

Following is an obituary for Amanda J. Hammack, for the purpose of information, you the reader must be aware of Amanda’s marriages or this obituary could be confusing. As far so far Amanda J. had six husbands (subject to change) they are: George W. See  m. 1868, C.A. Anderson  m. 1875, John A. Childers m. 1878, Joseph Weathers  m. 1895,  Mr. Bryant  m. ?,   William T. Grider  m. ?. There is some question of her marriage to William T. Grider, he doesn’t seem to belong to Amanda J. Obituary for Amanda J. Bryant Mrs. Bryant Dead. Well known Citizen of This County  Indigestion Victim At 1:15 this morning Mrs. J. A. Childers Bryant, aged 68 years and 12 days, died at 1514 Jefferson of acute indigestion. The deceased was born in Wayne County, Iowa, April 26, 1848 and was married to J.A. Childers, January 6th, 1878. Mr. Childers dies in 1893. The funeral will be held from the Christian Church Thursday at 2 o’clock preceded by a short service at the home at 1: o’clock. She was the last of a family of 10, her parents are both dead. Her children who survive her are Grace and Joanna, the former of this city and the latter of Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Bryant was a pioneer Oregonian. She came to the Willamette valley in 1863, coming west with an ox team train....

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Obituary of Clarence Miller

Death of Clarence Miller Clarence Miller, a former resident of Union, died of pneumonia, at Austin, Grant County, Oregon, Tuesday of this week. The body was brought to Union Wednesday night, and the funeral will take place from the undertaking parlors at 2 p. m. Friday under auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. Clarence Miller was a young man raised in Union, and he married Miss Zylpha Skiff, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. O. J. Skiff, of Union, about a year and a half ago. To this union one child was born, which, with the mother, survives him. Clarence Miller was 27 years and about one month of age. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved wife and child and other relatives of the deceased. Newspaper item, Oct 22,...

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See, Albert D. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Albert D. See Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Albert D. See, who died suddenly this morning from a heart attack while picking apples in an orchard near Imbler, Oregon, will be held at Summerville Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial beside his wife, who died several years ago. He was born in Union County Oct. 24, 1879, being nearly 60 years of age. Survivors include the following children” Lottie (Charlotte) Grover, Minnie and Esther of La Grande; a step-son, William Hart, of Yakima, Washington; three brothers, Frances and George of Tacoma, Washington, and Jeff See of Stanfield, Oregon; A sister, Mrs. Annie Arthur of Salem. Used with permission from: La Grande Evening Observer, Monday, October 13, 1939, Front Page Transcribed by: David...

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Murphy, Alvah (Al) Walter – Obituary

Al Murphy, 76, of Cove, died Sunday, Feb. 24 (1979), at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. Murphy was born Aug. 18, 1903 at Cove, the son of Walter and Florence (Comstock) Murphy. He married Flossie Rollins in Cove, Sept. 2, 1923. He retired as a mechanic from Inland Machinery when the company moved to Yakima, Wash. Mr. Murphy was a member of the National Riflemen’s Association. Survivors include his wife, of Cove; son, Keith Murphy, of La Grande; sister, Mrs. Ward (Thelma) Miller, of Union; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. La Grande Newspaper, February 1979 Contributed by Hilary...

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Barnhart, Luella C. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Luella C. Barnhart of 1536 N. 1st Union died Monday at a local hospital at the age of 54. Mrs. Barnhart was a lifetime resident of Union. She was born there on December 26, 1915, the daughter of Orphia and Ivy (Ross) Burford. She was married to Forrest Barnhart on February 14. 1946 in La Grande. She is survived by her husband, Forrest of Union; a daughter, Leah Rae Barnhart, Roseburg, Oregon; brother Clifford E. Burford, Eugene, Oregon; her mother, Ivy Burford, Union and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Union Methodist Church with Al Boschee officiating. Concluding services will be at the Island City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral...

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Barnes, S. T. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon In this city Friday, October 20, 1905. S.T. Barnes, aged 66 years. Deceased was a native of Missouri, but was one of the pioneer residents of Summerville, having been engaged in business here until a few years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mochell and the remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery. Elgin Recorder Friday October...

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Barnes, Elston L. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Former Local Man Kills Wife And Self, Elston L. Barnes Shoots Wife and Suicides Killer was Son of Late Dr. Ephiam Barnes of This City Killing Was At Cascade Locks Jealousy Ascribed as Cause of Shooting Ending Lives of E.L. and Mrs. Barnes Elston L. Barnes, 49, eldest son of the late Ephriam L. Barnes, one time resident of North Powder, on Monday of this week shot his wife, Sevilla, through the left breast, killing her almost instantly. He then shot himself through the head, dying 15 minutes later. Barnes was employed by the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company as foreman of extra and section gangs, and has been working out of Lewiston, Idaho, for the past three or four months, while his wife has been at Cascade Locks with her parents. Following a quarrel which continued until after midnight Sunday, Barnes refused breakfast. Mrs. Barnes sat down to breakfast and was called into a sleeping room where the husband was sitting. Immediately two shots were heard and Mrs. Barnes screamed. When her parents reached the room both were lying on the floor. As the mother put her arms around her daughter Mrs. Barnes exclaimed: “Oh Mamma! I am dying! He has killed me.” Dr. J.W. Sifton, coroner, said no inquest would be necessary. Barnes’ mother, Mrs. George Barnes, lives in Portland, and his...

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Barnes, E.W. Dr. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Passes This Life Dr. E.W. Barnes formerly a resident of North Powder, and publisher of the North Powder News, died suddenly at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Opal White, at Lewiston, Idaho, early Tuesday morning of this week. For several years past Dr. Barnes had made his home at Hermiston. For several months he and Mrs. Barnes have been visiting the home of Mrs. White and the day before his death the doctor had celebrated his eighty-third birthday, and apparently was in his usual good health. Dr. Barnes was well known in Union county and especially North Powder vicinity where he had resided for many years. Besides his widow Dr. Barnes leaves six children, Mrs. A.B. Hanna of Spokane, Mrs. Opal White of Lewiston, Mrs. A.R. Hunter of La Grande, E.H. Barnes of Calgary, Canada, Albert Barnes of Hermiston, and E.L. Barnes of Cascade Locks. North Powder News Saturday, August 21,...

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Barlow, Leonard Jay – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Retired Lumberman, Passes Leonard Jay Barlow of Elgin, age 61, and a retired lumberman died at a local hospital Aug. 28. Funeral services where held Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church in Elgin with Rev. Ed Liggett officiating. Interment was at the Island City Cemetery. Crippen and Daniels Chapel had charge of arrangements. Mr. Barlow was born in Tacoma, Wn., on Oct . 24, 1904 and had been a resident of Elgin for 30 years. He was a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union No. 2780, and the Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons: Cecil O. Of Elgin, William of Klamath Falls and Frederick J. of Visalia Calif.; two daughters, Mary Twitchdell, La Grande and Edna May Miller of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers, Carl of Los Angeles, Calif., and (info missing) The Recorder September 1, 1966 Contributed by: Larry...

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