Location: Alder Slope Oregon

Wallowa County Oregon Burial Index – Surnames A – Z

Surname A ABLE: Flora ACTON: Flora, Prairie Creek ADAMS: Prairie Creek ADEY: Enterprise ADRIAN: Enterprise AGER: Flora AKERS: Wallowa AKIN: Alder Slope AKINS: Enterprise ALESON: Enterprise ALEXANDER: Paradise ALFORD: Bramlet, Enterprise ALLARD: Prairie Creek, Wallowa ALLEN: Bramlet, Enterprise, Lost Prairie, Lostine ALTO: Enterprise ALUMBAUGH: Wallowa ALVERTIE: Enterprise AMEY: Enterprise, Prairie Creek AMONINO: Enterprise ANDERSON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa ANDRAESON: Wallowa ANDREWS: Enterprise ANSON: Lostine APPLEGATE: Flora, Paradise, Prairie Creek ARAM: Enterprise ARMON: Bramlet ARNOLD: Enterprise, Imnaha ASCHENBRENNER: Enterprise ASERNATH: Enterprise ASHER: Enterprise, Lostine ASSMAN: Lostine ASTWOOD: Enterprise AUDET: Enterprise AULT: Enterprise AUSLER: Enterprise, Flora AUTHIER: Lost Prairie AUTRLY: Bartlett AVERILL: Enterprise AVERY: Enterprise, Lostine Surname B BACON: Enterprise, Lost Prairie BAGGETT: Wallowa BAILEY: Enterprise BAILIE: Enterprise BAIRD: Enterprise, Wallowa BAKER, Enterprise, Flora, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAKKE: Wallowa BALDWIN: Bramlet BALENTIN: Prairie Creek BALES: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BALLANTYNE: Prairie Creek BALLARD: Enterprise, Wallowa BALLAS: Enterprise BALTER: Prairie Creek BANKHEAD: Bramlet, Wallowa BANNISTER: Enterprise BARBER: Enterprise BARE: Imnaha BAREMORE: Wallowa BARKLOW: Wallowa BARNARD: Hurricane Creek, Prairie Creek BARNES: Enterprise, Paradise BARNETT: Enterprise, Wallowa BARNHILL: Enterprise BARTER: Enterprise BARTH: Enterprise BARTLES: Enterprise BARTON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Hurricane Creek, Lostine, Prairie Creek, Promise, Wallowa BASENETT: Enterprise BASFORD: Enterprise BASH: Enterprise BASIM: Enterprise BASSETT: Wallowa BATER: Enterprise BATES: Prairie Creek BATLY: Prairie Creek BAUER: Enterprise BAXLEY: Enterprise BAXTER: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAY: Alder Slope, Enterprise BAZINE: Wallowa BEACH: Enterprise, Paradise BEALS: Prairie...

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Fisher, James E. – Obituary

James Edward Fisher, 69, a farmer, died suddenly Monday evening at his home near Enterprise. Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Boschee officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise cemetery. Fisher was born at Cove, October 13, 1889, son of Hiram and Emma Fisher. June 21, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Vera Draper who survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Leland, of Beaverton and Wolfert, of Enterprise; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Varney and Mrs. Louina Sizemore, of Enterprise, and Mrs. Eunice Van Houten, of Union; four sisters, Mrs. Nell Ward, Enterprise; Mrs. Stella Colvin, Colfax, Wash.; Mrs. Minnie Hodges, Spokane and Mrs. Hazel Rusten, La Crosse, Wash., two brothers, Guy, Lostine and Harry, Union; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. LaGrande Newspaper James Fisher Passes Suddenly At Home James Edward Fisher passed away suddenly at his home on Alder Slope Monday evening, March 9, 1959. He had gone out to throw down hay for the cattle. When he failed to return, his wife went to look for him and hound his body lying on the hay. Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at the Bollman Funeral chapel with Rev. Al Boschee officiating. Mrs. A.L. Kintner will be organist and Kenneth E. Johnson will sing, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In The...

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Fisher, James W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Enterprise resident, James Wolvert Fisher, 74, died Dec. 18, 1994, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. “J-Dub”, as he was affectionately called, was born June (incorrect) 21, 1920, at Vale, the son of James E. and Vera Kyle (Draper) Fisher. After graduating from Wallowa High School in 1939, he worked with his father on Alder Slope cutting wood and helping in the family restaurant “Fisher’s Cafe”. On May 2, 1945, he married Margaret (Margy) Ruth Reece. She preceded him in death in 1988. After a 3 1/2 year tour of duty in France, Italy and Africa, he returned home to Wallowa County to raise his family and pursue a 32 year career with the Oregon State Highway Department. He retired in 1982 and devoted much time to his love of outdoors and wood working. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Fisher of Asotin, Wash., Allyn and Diana Fisher of Enterprise, and Bill and Michelle Fisher of Joseph; grandsons, Jeff and Brad Fisher of Enterprise and Travis Fisher of Echo; granddaughters, Kelly Fisher of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jessie Fisher of Echo; and one brother, Leland fisher of Hillsboro. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, at 11 am at the Bollman Funeral Home with private interment in the Enterprise cemetery. Memorials may be made to the 4-H Association in Wallowa...

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Fisher, Erma – Obituary

Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery for Mrs. Erma Fisher 72, of 1818 Walnut Street who died January 14 at Walla Walla General Hospital. Rev. Richard Davidson, First Christian Church, will officiate. Mrs. Fisher was born in Wallowa County December 14, 1907 to W. B. and Grace Heskett. She attended schools there and also Alder Slope and Joseph. She married Ira Fisher in Enterprise on October 18, 1926. They lived in Joseph until 1945 when they moved to Umapine. In 1946, they moved to their present home. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the Oregon Heart Association through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. Survivors are her husband, Ira, at the home; daughters, Mrs. Gary (Marlene) Wright, Walla Walla; Mrs. Melvin (Virginia) Smith, Santa Clara, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Art (Elizabeth) Rose, Enterprise; Mrs. Mona Vest, Milton-Freewater; brothers, Jerry Heskett, Milton-Freewater; William Heskett, Portland; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Milton-Freewater Valley Herald, Thursday 17 January 1980 Contributed by: Robert...

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Hammack, N. E. Mrs. – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. N. E. Hammack died Monday, Oct. 1, 1923, at the family home on Alder Slope, after an illness of 15 days, following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral Services were held at the grave in the Enterprise cemetery yesterday. Mrs. Hammack was born in Morrow county, Kentucky, August 6, 1856. She was married in 1902 to Mr. Hammock, a Baptist minister and they came to Wallowa county the same year. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Jordan Crawford, who lives in Idaho. She was of olf Kentuckt stock and was skilled in the arts of the pioneer, among which was that of weaving cloth at the family hearth. She was unselfish and industrious and hospitable and kindly to all who came into her home. Enterprise Record Chieftain,Thursday, October 4, 1923 Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary...

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Hammack, N. E. Rev. – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Rev. N. E. Hammack was born in Laural County, Kentucky, August 1, 1850 and died at his home on Alder Slope July 31, 1929, being 79 years old. He was married to Maryann Weaver in early life and to this union six children were born, three of who have passed on. Those surviving are Barbara Hodge, Levisa Braughton of Roseburg and James R. Hammack. Those who have died are William J. Hammack, Mahaleyann Hodge and Margarett Sasser. Mr. Hammack came to Wallowa county in 1902 and settled on Alder Slope which remained his home until he passed away. His first wife died and he was married that year to Fannie Crawford who also passed away in 1923, and in 1924, he was united in marriage with Mrs. M.R. Peden of Weiser, Idaho who survives him. In 1876 Mr. Hammack was ordained a minister of the United Baptist church and preaching the gospel was held by him as a sacred mission to which he would gladly have devoted his time and energy. He was a great student of the Bible and could repeat whole chapters to the edification of his listeners. For several years he gathered all his family about him on his birthday, at the city park, and after the social hour, he delivered a sermon to the group. He had many friends who...

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Hammack, Oscar – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Oscar Hammock one of Wallowa county’s successful farmers, who with his wife retired from their Alder Slope farm and moved to Enterprise a few months ago, passed away Tuesday evening, August 29, 1967, at Wallowa Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for ten days. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the enterprise Community Church. Rev. James e. Jonees will officiate and Rachel Ann sutphin, sololist, will sing. Mrs. Gail Swart will be organist. Internment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ed Quin, Harold wade, Victor Searles, Robert Zollman, Dee Walker, Marion Jordan, Corda Locke, and Burl Kooch, and casket bearers will be Herman and Walter Stein, Kermit Wilson, Mervin Zollman, Jim Stubblefield, and Wayne Locke. Oscar was the son of W.J. and Mary hammack and was born July 18, 1895 in London, Kentucky, coming with his family to Wallowa county in 1903. On March 19, 1921 he was married at Enterprise to Carrie E. Ward who survives him. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gifford (Vernice) Botts of Enterprise; two sons, Vernon of Enterprise, and Harold of Toppenish, Wash; one brother, Walter od seattle; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Wallowa County Chieftain, August 31, 1967 Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary...

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Carter, Annabel – Obituary

The Passing of Mrs. Carter On Saturday evening June 26th came the close of one of the noblest lives of Enterprise. Though she had been battling against a dreadful disease for many months and had been expected for days, the fact that she had at last entered the Great Beyond came with a shock of personal bereavement to the large circle of friends. By the little children who had the privilege of knowing her she was endearingly called “Grandma Carter” and she was a lovely example of that noblest type of woman, a Christian mother to the community. Annabel Fulton was born in Belmont county Ohio Jan. 28, 1856, at the time of her death being 64 years, 5 months and 6 days of age. At the age of four years she went with her parents to the state of Missouri and at the age of twenty-three was united in marriage to James R. Carter. They came west a few years later and settled in Wallowa county on Alder Slope, thirty years ago. They became residents of Enterprise, nine years ago having since resided here. For the past year Mrs. Carter’s health has been noticeably falling. On April 21 she went to Portland to consult Dr. Rocky and underwent an operation there five days later. But all that medical skill could do was unavailing to allay her suffering which...

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Cussins, George Oscar – Obituary

George (Dock) Cussins Passes at LaGrande George Oscar (Dock) Cussins, for 53 years a resident of Wallowa county, died at the Grande Ronde hospital yesterday morning as the result of a heart ailment which had followed a siege of bronchial pneumonia suffered by Mr. Cussins last winter. Last Thursday Mr. Cussins was taken to the hospital by his nephew, Roy Gastin, and his condition gradually grew worse until the end came. No funeral arrangements had been made late yesterday, pending the arrival of a sister and brothers. Mr. Cussins was born in Beatrice, Neb., in September, 1870, and when a lad of 17 came to Wallowa. He first landed on Alder Slope and engaged in sheep herding, working for several sheep men, among them the late Jonathan Haas. He saved his earnings and with Frank Cook as partner went into the sheep business, but that was prior to the depression of 1893, and during those hard times they lost their sheep. After this misfortune Mr. Cussins worked as a herder and laborer again until 1900 when he and his brother-in-law J. B. Gastin, purchased the 683 – acre ranch in the Lower Leap which had since been his home. In 1924 Mr. Gastin died and since that time Mrs. Gastin, her son Roy, and Mr. Cussins, had continued operating the farm and he had made his home with his...

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Richards, Harry Mrs. – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon One of the most tragic happenings the community has known occurred last Friday evening when Mrs. Harry Richards passed away just one week from the death of her husband. Mrs. Richards was taken ill with influenza just a couple of days later than her husband and although she made a brave fight, the disease and grief over the husband’s death was more than this frail body could endure. Two little boys, eight and four years of age are left with only the memory of a loving father and mother and a kindly circle of relatives and friends who will do all in their power to comfort and assuage that childish hearts can sense only too heavily. Minnie Hayes was born Dec. 6th, 1889 and lived the most of her life in this vicinity being the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hayes of Alder Slope. She was united in marriage to Harry Richards in 1908 and died Dec. 6, 1918 at the age of 29 years. Interment was made in the Alder Slope cemetery Friday afternoon Rev. Cook of Joseph officiating. Besides the two children, Raymond and Melvn, she leaves the aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hayes who are at the Imnaha for the winter, three sisters, Mrs. W.P. Hamilton, Mrs. J.K. Lawler, and Mrs. Luther Staumbaugh and three...

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Richards, Harry – Obituary

Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon Harry Richards died at his home on Alder Slope from Spanish Influenza. He was 28 years of age and passed away on Friday, Nov. 29. Burial services were held at Alder Slope cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 30. He leaves a wife and two children, his parents Mr. And Mrs. T. Richards of Joseph and four brothers. Two brothers, Charles and George are in the Army in France. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 5,...

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McCormack, William – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Pioneer Settler in the Valley Dead William McCormack First Permanent resident, Expires Suddenly William McCormack, the first settler in the Wallowa valley, died last Friday morning in his home on Alder Slope. He had not been robust for some time, but retired Thursday night in seemingly normal health. At 2 o’clock Friday morning, other members of the family heard groans coming from his room. He was found apparently suffering great pain although scarcely conscious. When a physician arrived, after being called in haste from Enterprise, the pioneer was dead. He never regained consciousness after the family was awakened. For some time Mr. McCormack had been suffering from rupture. This did not, however, prevent him from taking an active part in the management of his farm. He was in Enterprise a day or so before his death. Thursday afternoon he helped put up a hayrack on a wagon, and, it is supposed, strained himself. The internal injuries then suffered are believed to have precipitated his death. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Friends church; Alder Rev. W.P. Samms preached the sermon to a very large gathering of Wallowa county pioneers. Burial was in the Alder cemetery, almost in sight of the spot where, in 1872, Mr. McCormack built his log cabin that marked the beginning of permanent settlement in this valley. Mr. McCormack was...

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Ridgley, Josephine – Obituary

Josephine (Reichmuth) Ridgley was born near Zurich, Switzerland May 14, 1888. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s with her sister Marie to Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington to join other family members that lived there. Miss Reichmuth was married to Charles Franklin Jaensch Sr. in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington in 1909. To this union was born two sons; Charles Franklin Jaensch Jr. and Joseph William Jaensch. Mr. and Mrs. Jaensch lived in Wallowa County for a number of years farming on Alder Slope. Mr. and Mrs. Jaensch later divorced and Mrs. Jaensch moved to Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. She worked for a number of years at the Heathman Hotel in Portland. At a later date she was a caregiver to Mr. Ridgley, eventually they were married and lived at 5304 North Concord Street in Portland, Oregon. After Mr. Ridgleys death, Mrs. Ridgley in her later years moved to an assisted living nursing home in Portland, Oregon where she passed away in February 1984. Mrs. Ridgley was interred in the Rose Lawn Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Ridgley was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Annie, first husband Charles Franklin Jaensch Sr. and Mr. Ridgley of Portland and a son, Joseph William Jaensch of El Paso, Texas. She is survived by a son, Charles Franklin Jaensch Jr., grandchildren Gerald Franklin Jaensch of Baker, Oregon and David...

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Hammack, W. J. – Obituary

W.J. Hammack is Killed on Road W. J. Hammack was killed early this morning when a log truck tipped over on him, on the South Fork road about two miles south of Lostine. The body was brought to Enterprise at once and no inquest will be held. Mr. Hammack and his son, Walter, had a contract to deliver logs from the timber up South Fork to the railroad at Evans where they are loaded and shipped to a sawmill and box factory at Milton. They were working double shifts, day and night. Mr. Hammack was driving one of his trucks on the night shift and was making his last trip down with a load, at about 6 a.m. At a turn, at the top of a short hill by the Holmes place, it seems at least one of the wheels on one side of his truck ran off the road and his load loosened. He stopped and got off to try and to get the logs so they would ride while he drove the truck back into the road. It is supposed he stepped on the machine on the lower side and that it was so delicately balanced that his weight immediately carried it on over, and Mr. Hammack was caught beneath it. Pearl Cray was driving another loaded truck behind Mr. Hammack and he arrived soon after the...

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Blokland, Emma L. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Pioneer Mother Dies at La Grande Mrs. Emma L. Van Blokland, of Island City who crossed the plains by wagon train with her parents, Daniel and Sarah Henderson and several brothers and sisters, and homesteaded on Alder Slope, passed away in La Grande on Monday, January 13, 1964. She was born at LaPlata, Missouri 89 years ago, and had made her home in Island City for many years. She was a member of the First Methodist church, and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, Milo and Clifford Van Blokland, both of Island City, and Walter Van Blokland, of Redding Calif.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Henderson, of Anaheim, Calif. The late James Henderson, who sold his farm on Alder Slope to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Eads, was a brother. Memorial services were Thursday, January 16, at 2 p.m. at the Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel in La Grande, with Rev. Boone White officiating. Burial followed in the Island City cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, January 23, 1964. Contributed by: Sue...

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