Watson, Bert – Obituary
Watson Funeral To Be Tuesday
The remains of Bert Watson who passed on at Portland a few days ago, arrived in La Grande this morning from Amity, where he made his home.
The funeral services will take place from the Snodgrass and Zimmerman chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The body will be interred in the Masonic cemetery.
William Birton Watson was born at Fairfield, Iowa, April 2, 1870. He came to the Grande Ronde valley with his father and mother in 1872 and was one of the old timers of this valley. At one time he owned a store at Kamela but for the past two years has been foreman Kamela. His health began to fail so he left for Amity, Oregon, where he owned land and was erecting a house when he was stricken with heart trouble and died suddenly, Friday night at 9 o’clock. Claude Damerell left La Grande Saturday to bring his body home and services will be held Tuesday, March 14th, at 3 o’clock from the Snodgrass and Zimmerman parlors. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Watson leaves four sisters and one brother. Mrs. David Bay of Portland; Mrs. Mattie Cook, of La Grande, with whom he made his home while here; Mrs. Frankie Debole, of Elgin; Mrs. Emma Bunker of Portland; and Lon Watson of Lodi, California.
The La Grande Observer, March 18, 1922:
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe