Wallowa, Oregon

Mrs. W.R. Breshears Dies at Hospital

Mrs. W. Reuben Breshears of Wallowa died Friday morning, April 10, 1942, at the Enterprise hospital where she had been a patient for the past week. She was sixty five years of age and had not been well for a long time.

Mrs. Breshears was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and from there moved to Springfield, Illinois. She was married in 1905. The family have been residents of Wallowa county for twenty-five years and have lived in the town of Wallowa for the past eight years.

Surviving, besides her husband, are four children, Mrs. Frances Babb of Eugene, Vernon of Eugene, Ralph of Seattle, and Mrs. Aetna Reed of Wallowa. A son, William, died several years ago at Lostine. She is also survived by four step sons, Jess Breshears of La Grande, Charles of Elgin, Herman of Yakima and Everett.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Booth Chapel in Enterprise with Rev. Oliver M. Adams of the Community Congregational Church officiating and burial was in Enterprise cemetery.

Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, April 16, 1942.

Contributed by: Sue Wells