Elgin, Union County, Oregon

Mrs. Darr Passes At Elgin – Burial Set For Sunday

Mrs. Margaret Eleanor Darr, a resident of Elgin the last 51 years, died Thursday night a the home of her daughter after a long illness. Funeral services will be held a the Christian church at Elgin Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial at the Elgin cemetery with Snodgrass and Zimmerman in charge.

Mrs. Darr was born Feb. 19, 1859 in Kentucky, and was 76 years 10 months and seven days of age. She was married to John M. Darr in January, 1881, and nine children were born to this union. All survive except Delbert, youngest son, who was killed in a dynamite blast in 1929.

Survivors include James, Mrs. Kate Cowan, Mrs. Minnie McCall, Mrs. Ruth Rogers, George and Cecil, of Elgin; Mrs. Mary Hansen of Enterprise, and Mrs. Ethel Salisbury, of Winchester, Ida., also seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Alexander, of Elgin.

(Her name was actually Eleanor Margaret, called “Ellen” by family.)

La Grande Evening Observer December 26, 1935