Summerville, Union County, Oregon
Terry Tuttle Passed Beyond
One Of County’s Oldest Pioneers Died Yesterday
Lived Continuously on the Original Homestead Near Summerville, Fifty-Five Years
Terry Tuttle, known as “Grandpa” Tuttle, died at his home yesterday a few miles east of Summerville, after a long period of failing health. He was one of the oldest as well as one of the most respected among the early pioneers of Union county.
The deceased was born in Ohio February 17, 1831, and lacked but a few days of being 88 years of age at the time of his death. He moved to Indiana at the age of seven and later went to Iowa.
In 1862 he crossed the plains with his family and at first settled at Auburn in Baker county. The following spring he came to Grande Ronde and located on the homestead where he has made his home ever since.
He was the first county school superintendent of Union county. He also served a term as count assessor and was a representative in the legislature in 1880.
He was widely known as a man of highest worth. The death of his wife occurred about four years ago. Among his surviving children are John and Ed Tuttle, farmers of the Summerville section and Mrs. Jesse Starbird. Lee Tuttle, editor of the Elgin Recorder, is a grandson of the deceased.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
La Grande Evening Observer
Thursday February 13, 1919
Contributed by: Tom Childers