Location: Benton County OR

Emmons, L. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Death of Mrs. L. B. Emmons Last Saturday at 7:30 o’clock, the spirit of Mrs. Iva M. Emmons quietly passed from earth at the age of 21 years and 4 days. Mrs. Emmons had been suffering with the dread malady, consumption, for some time, and although the physicians had pronounced her case hopeless the end was not thought to be so near, and the summons came as a terrible shock to relatives and friends. The deceased was the second daughter of R.W. Bloom and Mary Etta Bloom, a native of Wallowa County and was married to Leonard B. Emmons about five years ago. The husband, three little ones, her parents and brothers and sisters are left to mourn her inconsolable loss, but while their hearts are torn with grief, they have the consolation that the parting is only for a time. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. Died Nov. 18, 1900, of consumption, at her home on Alder Slope, Mrs. Leonard B. Emmons. Deceased, Iva May Bloom, second daughter of R. W. and Mary Etta Bloom, was born Nov. 13th, 1879, at Alder, Oregon. Nov. 13th, 1895, was married to L. B. Emmons. By this death the husband is not only bereft, but there are three sons who will never know a mother. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3:30 o’clock at the home by Rev....

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Conklin, Albert – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Albert C. Conklin, 57, Cove, died unexpectedly at Salem today, his family at Cove reported today. Funeral services will be held from the Cove Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Clarence A. Kopp in charge. Burial will be in the family plot in Cove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Snodgrass Funeral Home. Conklin was born at Cove June 10, 1896 and had been a resident of Union county nearly all his life. He is survived by two brothers, Tom, Cove, and Philip, Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives. Observer La Grande, Oregon Wednesday, July 22, 1953 Page...

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Gray, George Grant – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon George Gray Is Called Beyond Grim Death Angel Takes Another of County’s Respected Pioneers Death took another of Union county’s respected pioneers yesterday when George Grant Gray died at his residence in Lower Cove at 2:15 o’clock in the afternoon. Burial will be at the Summerville cemetery tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The body will be at the residence from Monday evening until 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at which time it will be taken to Summerville where funeral services will be held. Mr. Gray was born in Granger County, Tennessee, April 10, 1840 er’s family, in 1853, first locating er’s family in 1853, first locating near Corvallis. He came to Union county in 1871 and about 1873 purchased and moved upon the farm where he resided at his death. He was married Feb. 22, 1874 to Sarah Sylvina Jasper who survives him. He also leaves seven children, three sons: George M., Joseph T. and Nathan T., and four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Conley, Mrs. Annie Miller, Mrs. Bessie Childers and Mrs. Dilly Millering, all residing in Union county: 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren besides a host of friends. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, July 23, 1928 Front Page(accompanied by a picture and typed as it appears) Real Early Pioneer Cove District Dies George Grant Gray, familiarly known as “Uncle George Gray, both to his own relatives and...

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Gray, Sarah Sylvina – Obituary

Mrs. G. G. Gray Rites Tuesday Mrs. G. G. Gray, 84, died at her home in Lower Cove Sunday morning after a long illness. Sarah Sylvina was born to Merrell and Nancy Jane Jasper Aug. 11, 1855, near Corvallis. She was the second child and eldest daughter of a family of eight. At the age of 13 she moved with her parents to the Grande Ronde valley and settled near the home where she lived her entire married life. Two years after settling in eastern Oregon, the mother passed on, leaving the responsibilities of the family to Sylvina. On February 22, 1874, she was married to George Grant Gray who preceded her in death 12 years ago. To this union ten children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons and four daughters: George M. and Nathan T. of lower Cove, Joseph T. and Dillie Millering of La Grande, Mrs. Sarah Conley, Mrs. Anna Miller and Mrs. Bessie Childers of Cove. One brother, George M. Jasper of Meridian, Ida.; and aunt, Mrs. Martha Lewis of Portland; 22 grandchildren, besides other relatives also survive. Mrs. Gray had spent 71 of her 84 years in the Lower Cove neighborhood. She was a member of the Baptist church for more than 30 years. Funeral services will be held at the Summerville chapel at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday....

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Jasper, George M. – Obituary

George M. Jasper Dies In Idaho Funeral services for George M. Jasper, who died Wednesday at his home in Meridian, Ida., will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Snodgrass chapel. Mr. Jasper was 75 years old and a native of Corvallis, but he spent most of his early life in Cove. He was an uncle of Mrs. Frank Conley, Cove. Other survivors include his widow, Ella Boswell Jasper; three daughters and one son: Ora and Gladys, San Jose, Cal.; and Vina and Terrell, Meridian. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, April 5, 1940 Front...

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Hale, Gladys Sarah – Obituary

Lostine, Union County, Oregon In Memory of Gladys Sarah Hale Born May 28, 1900 Lostine, Oregon Died November 1, 1993 Corvallis, Oregon Funeral Service Friday, November 5, 1993 at 1:00 pm Burns Mortuary Chapel Hermiston, Oregon Officiating, Fr. Alfred Miller Music, Taped selections Private Internment Echo Cemetery Echo, Oregon Contributed by: Gary...

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Hamilton, C. W. – Obituary

C. W. Hamilton, Of Lower Cove, Called by Death Charles W. Hamilton was born in Scioto, county, Ohio, May 2, 1845 where he lived until 1869. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the Union army. From May 2, to Sept. 3, 1864, he served as corporal in Company I of the 140th regiment. In this long and terrible struggle he offered his life daily for his country standing where only the bravest can stand. Sept. 13th, 1864 at Platsmouth [sic – Portsmouth], Ohio, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah F. Bridwell and to this union were born 11 children of which six now survive him. The living children are Mrs. Hattie Wright of Joseph; Mrs. Sallie Gray of Bend, Ore.; Mrs. Mina Pratt, of Lewiston, Ida.; and Charles Hamilton, Mrs. Lettie Pratt and Mrs. Nora Cook all of this valley. Beside[s] there [these] he is survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and a host of friends. In 1869 Mr. Hamilton moved his family to Missouri, where they lived until 1874 when they came across the plains in a covered wagon to Oregon settling east of Alicel on what is known as the Henry Young place. In 1902 they moved to Shasta county, California, and in 1909 to Benton county, Oregon, where they lived three years, after which time they moved to Eastern Oregon...

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Slater, Olive – Obituary

Final Rites to Be Tomorrow for Olive Slater, Early-Day Teacher Olive Agnes Slater, for whom funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Snodgrass Funeral home, daughter of the late James H. and Edna Elizabeth Slater was born at Corvallis March 29, 1860. She with her parents went to Auburn, Ore., in 1864, coming to La Grande two years later. Miss Slater attended the public schools of Union county and later graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal school in Walla Walla, Wash., majoring in art and music. She taught for a number of years in public schools then in Ascension school, Cove, and Anne Wright seminary, Tacoma, Wash., both church schools. In 1899 Miss Slater, after the passing of her father, gave up her teaching and music career to care for the home and her mother. After the passing of her mother in 1916 she went to Portland and became a companion to Mrs. Frank Dick, mother of Paul S. Dick of Portland until her health failed and she had to discontinue. Before coming here to make her home with Mrs. A. B. Cherry, her sister, she had been with her youngest sister, the late Bertha Slater Smith. During her earlier years she was interested in church and Sunday school work. Although in later years handicapped by ill health she took a keen interest in political and...

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Wagner, Marion – Obituary

Funeral Saturday For Marion Wagner Marion Wagner, 58, resident of 1408 M Ave., La Grande, died Wednesday at the Grande Ronde Hospital. Requiem mass will be at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic church Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Eldon Curtiss officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery. Born in Corvallis, Mr. Wagner has lived in the Grande Ronde Valley for the past 36 years. He as president of H. L. Wagner and Sons of Imbler. Among survivors are the widow, Ethel Wagner of La Grande; two daughters, Christina Bunting and Sharon Wagner, both of La Grande; three sons, Howard of Spokane, Wash., and Dale and Ted, both of La Grande; two brothers, Richard Wagner of Smith River, Calif, and Francis Wagner of Klamath Falls; and seven grandchildren. Crippin and Daniels are in charge of arrangements. Observer Friday, June 24, 1966 Page 8 Contributed by: Tom...

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Wright, Marinda Jane – Obituary

Marinda Wright, One of Oregon’s First-Born, Dies Mrs. Marinda Jane Wright, 97, of lower Cove, one of the oldest native born Oregonians in the state and a resident of Union county for 73 years, died Saturday in a LaGrande hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Wright was born in 1850 near Monroe, Ore., and moved to Union County when she was 24 years old in 1874. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are four sons, George W. Wright of Troy, Ida., L. F. Wright of LaGrande, Willis Wright of Beaverton, Ore., and Willie Wright of lower Cove, and two daughters Mrs. Mary Renfrow of Forest Grove Ore., and Mrs. M. E. Green of Bend. She is also survived by several great grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Gene Robinson of the Snodgrass funeral home tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and interment will be at lower Cove cemetery. Monday, July 21, 1947 LaGrande Observer (front page) EOU microfilm Contributed by: The...

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Tuttle, Sarah A. – Obituary

Sarah A. Tuttle Buried At Elgin Sarah A. Tuttle, resident of Oregon since her birth in Benton County Nov. 11, 1858, and a continuous resident of Union county for 57 years, was buried in the family plot of the cemetery at Elgin this afternoon, following services conducted at the First Presbyterian church. C. E. Calame, of the Elgin Methodist church, of which deceased had long been a member, officiated at the services, which also included regular ritualistic services of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Tuttle, who would have been 76 years of age Nov. 11, suffered infection in her leg only about 10 days preceding her death, which occurred at Elgin Tuesday evening, Sept. 18. Until that time she had been attending to her usual household duties. Mrs. Tuttle, wife of Adin R. Tuttle, who founded the Elgin Recorder in February 1891, and published that newspaper until his death in September 1904, was one of eight children born to Warren and Malissa Garrett, who crossed the plains from Tennessee to Benton county in 1850. She moved with her parents to Union county in 1866, settling near Summerville. Dec. 29, 1877, she was united in marriage to Adin R. Tuttle, then a young school teacher of the county and member of another well known pioneer family. This union five children were born, Lee, former editor of The Recorder and...

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Sidor, Theodore Obit – Obituary

LaGrande, Union County, Oregon Theodore Sidor, 62, of Corvallis, died Monday of natural causes while traveling in Alexandria,Va. Mr. Sidor, a former La Grande resident, had lived in Corvallis and was a current member of the city council. He was a professor emeritus at Oregon State University. Funeral arrangements are being handled by DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel in Corvallis. Baker Democrat Herald – – June 7,...

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Carper, John – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Obit 1955-2004 John Wesley Carper, 49, of Promise died Dec. 10. A celebration of life and potluck will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the IOOF hall in Wallowa. Mr. Carper was born March 8, 1955, to John Edgar and Linda Juhola Carper in La Grande. He graduated from high school in Alsea where he was a member of the state champion football team. He had a ranch in Wallowa County and worked at Rogge’s Mill, where he received awards as a lumber grader. He enjoyed hunting; gathering mushrooms and rocks, and loved the history of the Promise area. Survivors include siblings, Elaine Wright, Alan Crawford and Robert Huotari. His parents and a brother, Russell Crawford, died earlier. Wallowa County Chieftain Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, December 23, 2004 Carper, John John Wesley Carper, 48, passed away on Dec. 10, 2004, in Promise. John was born on March 8, 1955, in La Grande. He attended several schools in Oregon and graduated from Alsea High School, where he was a member of the state champion football team. In Wallowa County he was a rancher and worked at Rogge’s Mill, where he received awards as one of the best lumber graders in the area. He had a wide variety of outdoor interests, including hunting, mushrooming and rock hounding. He loved, and was very knowledgeable about the Promise area. John...

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Huffman, Estella C. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Estella C. Huffman, a resident of Corvallis, died at the Corvallis Care Center Thursday, September 10, 1981. She was 84. The daughter of Julius and Mary Breshears Bendshadler, she was born January 31, 1897, at Elgin, where she received her early schooling. She graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene in 1922. She was married to Fred M. Huffman in 1927 at Elgin. Afterward the couple lived in La Grande for many years prior to moving to Corvallis. He preceded her in death in 1966. She is survived by her son, Wallace of Portland; brothers Ben Bendshadler of Elgin and Harshel of Wheeler; sisters, Della Robinson of Corvallis and Lottie Eagy of Albany; two grandchildren and one great grandson. There were no public services held for Mrs. Huffman. McHenry Funeral Home of Corvallis handled the arrangements. La Grande Observer, September 18, 1981, Page 3 Contributed by Dixie...

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Hought, Clair Alvin – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Clair Alvin Hought, 92, of La Grande died June 21 at OHSU Hospital in Portland. Viewing will be tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday June 24 at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St. Mr. Hought was born Oct. 26, 1913, to James Edward and Sophie Ottelia Jacobson Hought in Noonan, N.D. The family farmed and had a coal mine. On Aug. 31, 1935, he married Helen Marie Kloster in Noonan. In October of that year the entire family moved to Monroe. The couple later lived in Portland where he worked for Kellers’ Bakery. In 1951 they moved to La Grande where they opened Hought’s 24 Flavors ice cream shop. The shop was closed in 1985. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church and enjoyed people, playing pinochle, traveling and gardening. Survivors include children and their spouses, James Hought of Vancouver, Wash., and Charlotte and Gary McCoy of Wallowa Lake; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. His wife, and siblings, Eber, Lonnie, Glenn and Homer Hought, Neva Healey, Edna Rossow, Delphane George, Helen Ann Engle and Effie Fox, all died earlier. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June...

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