Ralph Smith, 83, Of Elgin, Dies

Ralph B. Smith, 83, retired farmer of Elgin, died Thursday in a Pendleton hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Milldrum officiating. Burial follows in Elgin cemetery.

Born in Illinois, Mr. Smith had lived in Union County for 73 years.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Alice Smith, Elgin, a son, Arthur Smith, Elgin; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Haefer, Island City; and seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Note: He was the son of A.B.C.(Absolom) Smith and Mary Ann (Frazier) Smith of Sumemrville.
The Observer newspaper, La Grande, Union County, Oregon, Friday, January 3, 1964