Location: Cove Oregon

Warnock, Tasy, Mrs. – Obituary

Flora, Oregon Mrs. Tasy Warnock Laid To Rest Mrs. Tasy Warnock passed away at the Wallowa County Hospital on March 21, after a lingering illness. Tasy Wright, daughter of James and Sarah Wright, pioneers of this county, was born at Cove, Oregon, September 28, 1872, and that same year her parents moved to Wallowa County, then a part of Union County. When Tasy was about three years old, due to Indian trouble in the county her parents moved back to Indian Valley where the town of Elgin now stands, and lived there for a few years, returning later to this county, where Mr. Wright took a homestead near Joseph. On December 16, 1902, Tasy Wright was united in marriage to Samuel B. Warnock, and four days later they went to the groom’s homestead on Day Ridge, which was her home until Mr. Warnock’s death in 1927. Here their three children were born: Mary C., Ruth W. and one son who was born and died Oct. 9, 1909. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Warnock had made her home with her daughters, the last six years having been spent with her younger daughter, Mrs. Richman. Besides her daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Johnson of Portland and Mrs. Ruth Richman of Troy, she is survived by one grandson, Keith Richman, by three sisters, Lulu Henderson of Joseph, Margaret Ownbey of Enterprise...

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Barnes, George Washington – Obituary

George Washington Barnes was born Feb 13, 1843 in Jackson County, Indiana and died July 18, 1913 at the home of his son in law, Frank Redman, of Paradise, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 5 days. He served in the U. S. Army during the Civil War having enlisted in 1863. He was honorably discharged and crossed the Plains in the fall of 1865, settleing at Cove, Oregon. During the next five years he followed freighting his route being from Umatilla Landing to Silver City, Idaho. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Mary L. Lloid. Two daughter were born to this union. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Jessie M. Cole, and seven grand children. Mr Barnes is the last of his father’s family to pass away. In 1888 he moved with his family to Paradise, Oregon where he proved up on a homestead. The remainder of his days were spent in the vicinity of Paradise. While hauling ties in 1889, he met with an accident which dislocated his hip and left him a cripple the rest of his life. In 1896 he united with the Christian Church where he retained his membership to the time of his death. For 48 years he has been a pioneer of this part of Oregon. Another member of the Grand Army of the...

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Courtney, Doris Letha – Obituary

Doris Letha Courtney, 78, of Burns and formerly of Union and Wallowa counties died March 28. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday April 1 at LaFollette Chapel, 332 W. Monroe St., Burns. Burial in the Burns Cemetery will be private. Mrs. Courtney was born Sept. 5, 1927, to John and Marjorie Miller in La Grande. She grew up in Cove on a dairy farm, and was a princess at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and the Elgin Stampede. She graduated from Cove High School in 1944, and attended Eastern Oregon College of Education before moving to Portland to work for the Oregonian newspaper. On April 11, 1948, she married Harold “Jim” Courtney in Union County. They lived in Joseph and Enterprise where he was a teacher before moving to Burns where he was the ESD superintendent until his retirement in 1988. She was a charter member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and enjoyed golf, bridge, crossword puzzles, card games and dancing. Survivors include her husband; a brother and sister-in-law, Edmond and JeanAnn Miller of Beaverton; children and their spouses, Dan and Janyce Courtney of Pendleton, Dave and Nancy Courtney of Burns, and Steve and Diane Courtney of Burney, Calif.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorials may be made to Harney County Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Foundation...

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Conley, Frank Edward

Joseph, Oregon Frank Edward Conley, 63, died at home in Joseph on June 30, 2005. He was born May 22, 1942 to Merrell and Isabel Heger Conley in Cove and had lived in Joseph for the past 30 years. Mr. Conley graduated from Cove public schools and attended Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon University and the University of Strasbourg – receiving degrees in mathematics, English literature and education. He owned businesses in construction, accounting, tax preparation and guiding. He also worked in farming, as a high school teacher, a bartender in Sun Valley, an artisan, an office manager, in the foreign service visiting over 35 countries, as a receiving clerk and as a naturalist. His interests included music, fishing, writing, hunting, jogging, hiking, theater, birds, butterflies and, above all, learning. He is survived by his wife Susan, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Jane and Sonny Johnson of Cove, and many aunts, nieces, nephews, stepsons and stepdaughters and grandchildren. There will be no service and his family requests, in lieu of flowers or gifts, that people take themselves – or someone else – “into the great outdoors and learn something about the fish, butterflies, elk, rocks or edible plants of this amazing world which surrounds us.” Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, July 07, 2005 ________________________________ Frank Edward Conley, 63, of Joseph and formerly of Cove died June...

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Fisher, Emma Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon The death of Mrs. Emma Rundall Fisher occurred at a LaGrande hospital to which she was rushed from her home in Enterprise, after a severe illness of long duration which required an operation from which she did not recover. Mrs. Fisher was an early pioneer coming to this valley and locating with her family near Union and with her husband, Hiram Fisher, moved to Cove where they resided until going to Enterprise some 35 years ago. She was born on a trek of wagon-train movers, coming west between Iowa and Kansas before making the remainder of the journey to Oregon. Her birth year was 1868 and her death occurred July 6, making her 75 years of age. Surviving relatives include four sons, James, Harry and Oscar of Enterprise, Guy of Portland; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Porter, Medical Lake, Wash., Mrs. Steve Colburn, Wash., Nellie Ward, Enterprise and Hazel at home; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Campbell, of Spokane and Mrs. Hetty Benteley of San Francisco; one brother, James Rundall, of Cove. Funeral services were conducted at Enterprise with burial in Wallowa cemetery. Besides her own large family Mrs. Fisher also raised her grandson, Charles Harmon, of Pendleton from infancy. Her husband preceded her in eath several years. LaGrande Newspaper, dated July 9, 1947. Contributed by: Michelle...

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Murphy, Alvah (Al) Walter – Obituary

Al Murphy, 76, of Cove, died Sunday, Feb. 24 (1979), at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. Murphy was born Aug. 18, 1903 at Cove, the son of Walter and Florence (Comstock) Murphy. He married Flossie Rollins in Cove, Sept. 2, 1923. He retired as a mechanic from Inland Machinery when the company moved to Yakima, Wash. Mr. Murphy was a member of the National Riflemen’s Association. Survivors include his wife, of Cove; son, Keith Murphy, of La Grande; sister, Mrs. Ward (Thelma) Miller, of Union; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. La Grande Newspaper, February 1979 Contributed by Hilary...

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Baker, Alice, Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Alice Baker Called to Beyond Mrs. Alice Baker a prominent Cove woman, passed away yesterday evening following an illness of about two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. standard time, after which the body will be sent to her old home in Indianapolis, Ind. for burial. Mrs. Baker was born Mar. 31, 1887 and was 43 years one month and 22 days of age. She is survived by her husband Guy Baker, and a sister and brother in Indianapolis. She was a member of Cove Eastern Star. The La Grande Observer, May 23, 1930: Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, Amy Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Amy Barker, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, was born in Minnesota, February 27, 1891 and died at the G. M. Baker home on March 2nd, 1922, after a short illness. At the age of sixteen she came with her parents from Minnesota to Pasco, Wash. where they resided for two years, then coming to Cove, where her education was completed and she was married to Roy J. Baker on November 3rd, 1912 when they made a permanent home on a farm two miles north of Cove. Mrs. Baker leaves her husband Roy J. Baker, two sons, Claude Edward, age 7, Robert Orien age 4, and a daughter, Lois Jean, age 8 months, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, four brothers, Ray Barker of Salem, Guy Herbert and Gordon of Cove, also five sisters, Mrs. R. H. Daniel and Nellie, Lura, Berta and Dorothy of Cove, besides a host of friends for it can be said “to know her was to love her”. Mrs. Baker united with the M. E. church in 1910 and has ever been a faithful and willing worker in all Christian work. She was also a member of Mt. Fannie grange and at the time of her death held the office of Worthy Lecturer, one of the most important offices of the order. The...

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Baker, Earl Melvin – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Cove-Union Resident Dies at Local Hospital Earl Melvin Baker, 72, of Union, died at a local hospital following an extended illness on Thursday, April 29. He was a retired laborer who was born in Cove April 4, 1898 and had lived in the Cove-Union area all his life. Pastor B. B. Robeson officiated at funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Friday May 1, 1970, in Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Cove Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Baker are two sons, Everett Baker, Pendleton, and George M. Baker, Everett, Wash.; daughter Mrs. June Harris, Hermiston; two brothers, Ray Baker, Summerville, and Roy Baker, Cove; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren besides other relatives and friends. Eastern Oregon Review, May 7, 1970: Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, George M. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Funeral Services For Cove Man Set Funeral services for George M. Baker, 86 year–old Cove retired farmer, will be held in the Methodist church in Cove at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Baker, who died in Pendleton Wednesday following a long illness, will be buried beside his wife in Cove cemetery. Baker was born in Wisconsin, November 8, 1859, has been a resident of Union County 51 years. He is survived by three sons, Earl of Pendleton, Ray of Summerville, and Roy of Cove, in addition to seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The La Grande Observer, May 31, 1946: Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, G. Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Dies in Cove Mrs. George Baker, a resident of Cove for over 40 years, died yesterday at her home there. She was past 77 years old and had been invalid for several years. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Cove Thursday at 2 p. m. Rev. C. E. Callahan will officiate. Mrs. Baker was born Hannah F. Schoonhoven, Nov. 8, 1861; at Maiden Rock, Wis. Her parents moved to Osakis, Minn. when she was nine and resided there many years. She was married to Ed H. Saunders, Watford, Ontario, June 29, 1879 and had one child, Clark Edward, who now resides in California. Saunders died in 1882. She was married to George M. Baker, in Osakis, Feb. 12, 1889. In 1895 they moved to Oregon, where she lived the remainder of her life. Four children were born, Earl M. and Roy J. of Cove, Ray O. of Summerville and Eva M. who died seven years ago. Besides her husband and children, survivors include eight grandchildren; one great grand-daughter; two brothers, Orien of Portland and Henry of California. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for 60 years. The La Grande Observer, April 19, 1939: Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, Guy – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Guy Baker, former Cove resident, died early Sunday morning in the Veteran’s hospital in Walla Walla, where he had been the past three years. He is an uncle of Roy J. Baker. Eastern Oregon Review, January 4, 1946: Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, Robert Orien – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Four-Year-Old Boy Passes On Robert Orien Baker, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baker, passed away at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Baker, at 5 o’clock March 7th, 1922, from pneumonia. He was born near Cove, January 27, 1918, and was four years, one month and 11 days old. His mother, Mrs. R. J. Baker, was laid to rest on March 4th, and he leaves his father, a brother and sister, besides other relatives. The remains were laid to rest beside his mother in Cove cemetery at 11:30 Wednesday morning. They are not dead, they have but passed Beyond the mists that blind us here Into the new and larger life of that serener sphere The La Grande Observer, March 13, 1922: Contributed by:Holly...

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Baker, Roy J. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Funeral services for Roy J. Baker, 84, Cove, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. He died Wednesday at Valley View Manor following an extended illness. Rev. Paul O. Jewell of the First Methodist Church will officiate the services. Vault interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Baker was born Feb. 1, 1890 at Osakis, Minn., the son of George Baker and Hannah Saunders. They moved to Oregon in 1895, stopping in Union where they lived a short while. Later the family moved to the Cove area onto the old Payne farm now known as the Marvin Childers farm. Baker graduated from Cove High School in 1912. During part of 1905 and 1906,Baker was a substitute mail carrier to Nibley. He also hauled cream from Cove to Union. He married Amy R. Barker in November 1912 at Cove and she preceeded him in death in 1922. In 1916, he purchased the old Daughtery ranch from Dr. Corpe, where he and his family lived until he sold it in 1952 and moved into Cove. His main interest were cattle and sheep production. Baker was a member of the Cove Methodist Church; Odd Fellows Lodge, of which he was a past grand master; Rebekah Lodge; and the Farm Bureau. He was the first president of the Union County Cattlemen’s Association in 1948 and was...

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Allison, Isaac – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Oregon City, Dec. 14 – Isaac Allison aged about 55 years, was killed this afternoon at 4 o’clock by falling on a steam woodsaw while it was in motion. He came out of a wood shed and attempted to pass between the wood pile and the saw table, when he slipped and fell on the saw when it was making about 100 revolutions per minute, the steam having just been turned off. The saw caught his right shoulder and nearly severed the body, cutting off the lower part of his heart. He left a widow and four grown daughters, three of whome are married. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Cove Ledger Thursday December 29,...

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