Location: Elgin Oregon

Baker, Sarah A. Mrs. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Former Pioneer Lady Answers Final Summons Mrs. Sarah A. Baker, former Elgin resident, but a resident of Freewater the past several years, died in a Walla Walla hospital July 3. Funeral services and interment will be at Freewater July 5. Mrs. Baker was born in Lampasa, Tex., November 16, 1868. She came to Oregon with members of her family who settled in the present location of Elgin in 1876. She was then only 12 years of age, and lived here until 1937, when she moved to the Freewater district. Her husband, Allen Baker, member of a local pioneer family, died at Freewater in 1937. Mrs. Baker is survived by four children, Mrs. H. G. Masterson, Freewater; James N. Baker, Freewater; J. . Baker, Los Angeles and Mrs. H. F. Dawartz, Portland. She leaves also four brothers, W. M. Horrell, Halfway, Ore.; B. F. and A. E. Horrell, Freewater, and Merrit Horrell, Eureka Calif. Seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive. Elgin Recorder July 12, 1945 Contributed by: Larry...

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Ayers, Walter S. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Died in this city, July 16, 1904. Walter S., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ayers, aged 6 years, 7 months and 4 days. Elgin Recorder Friday July 22,...

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Buell, Hosmer L. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon The death of H.L. Buell a well known Elgin citizen occurred in this city, Sunday morning June 28, 1905, after an illness of only a few days. Tuesday of last week Mr. Buell accidently took a dose of aconite, thinking it camphor. The day of the accident it was thought that his life could not be saved, but by hard work on the part of the physicians Mr. Buell was considerable relieved from the effects of the poison and it was thought that he would recover but death came Sunday morning. Hosmer L. Buell was born in New York, May 31, 1836. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the army of the Cumberland. He participated in many battles and saw active duty until the close of the war, being mustered out June, 1865. Deceased came to Elgin in 1890 and engaged in the drug business, which he followed until two years ago. During the term of years Mr. buell was engaged in business in Elgin he was very successful and had much to do with Elgin’s advancement. Deceased was a member of Elgin Lodge No. 98 A.F. & A.M. and Nathan Baker Post G.A.R. Funeral services were conducted in the Presyterian church by Rev. Willis Tuesday afternoon. The masonic burial ceremony was performed at the grave. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss...

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Burleigh, Eva L. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Eva L. Burleigh, 90, of Portland and a former long-time La Grande resident, died Wednesday at a Portland hospital. She was born on April 21, 1898 in Elgin to Dora and Fred Becker. She moved to La Grande from Enterprise in 1932. She was married to attorney Sylvester H. Burleigh who died Aug. 22, 1971. Mrs. Burleigh was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary of La Grande. She is survived by a daughter, Doris B. Kaiser, Portland; and grandchildren, Karen, Charles, and Clifford, Portland, and Mark and Mitchel Bass, Smyrna, GA. Private interment will be held at a later date at Grandview Cemetery. Payne Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, October 15, 1988 Page 2 Contributed by: Tom...

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Burnaugh, Andrew – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Andrew Burnaugh, who was operated on Wednesday evening of last week for a bad case of appendicitis, died Saturday evening, notwithstanding the fact that his physicians did everything possible for him. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Monday morning, the discourse being delivered by Elder Mayfield. The body was then taken to the Summerville cemetery and buried by the side of his mother. Andrew Jackson Burnaugh was the youngest son of S.L. Burnaugh, and was born on his father’s farm on Clarks Creek, Jan. 18, 1882, and was therefore 22 years, 2 months and 8 days old at the time of his death. He was a young man of exceptionally good habits and was a graduate of the business department of the State Agricultural college at Corvalis. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of this city and his funeral was conducted by that organization. In addition to his father, two brothers, two sisters and numerous other relatives and friends are left to mourn his untimely death. Elgin Recorder Friday April 1,...

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Burnaugh, Joseph Merrill – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Native of Union County Dies Joseph Merrill Burnaugh, 63-year-old farmer of Summerville, died Sunday, Dec. 26, at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1880, at Elgin, and had lived in Union county all his life, and was a member of the Christian church. Among survivors are his widow, Emma, two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Marks of Darrington, Wash., Mrs. Arthur Furman of Imbler and one son, Walter, USN, six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Brook Galloway of Elgin and one brother, Lewie Burnaugh of Portland. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Summerville chapel under the auspices of Rev. Arthur J. Stanley. Burial will be in the Summerville cemetery. The La Grande Evening Observer Monday December 27, 1943 Page 5 Contributed by: Tom...

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Bills, Roy – Obituary

Roy Bills was born in Seymour, Iowa, November 27, 1881, and was therefore 25 years old on the day of his death. He came to this city with his parents in 1897. Prior to his death he held a position of trust in the Post Office. He was a boy of good habits and his death is mourned by a large circle of friends. he leaves a father, mother, sister, brother and other relatives in this city who are grief stricken in losing one who had barely started on life’s journey. The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. D.S. Smith and the remains were interred in the city cemetery under the auspices of the W.O.W. of which he was a member. The sympathy of all is given to the bereaved. Elgin Recorder Friday December 1,...

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Beidler, Jay – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon In this city, Thursday, March 9, 1905, Jay, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beidler. The boy ahd been afflicted with measels for several days and a few days prior to his death was taken with pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery yesterday at 3 o’clock p.m. Elgin Recorder Friday March 10,...

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Beard, (Child)

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Ate Poisoned Seeds A little 23 months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Beard, who live in Elgin, ate a lot of jimpson weed seed Monday, says last week’s Recorder, and as a the fact was not known for some time the poison became so scattered through the system that the efforts of the doctors proved unavailing and death relieved the little sufferer Tuesday morning. Eastern Oregon Republican Wednesday, October 3,...

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Becker, Pauline – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Miss Pauline Becker died at her home here Saturday after a short illness. A resident of Elgin since 1891, Miss Becker was continually employed by the different telephone exchanges which have operated here since 1905. At the time of her death she was cashier for the west Coast Telephone Company. Miss Becker is survived by a brother, Fred C. Becker of Portland; and a sister, Mrs. M. GS. Allen, Portland. Elgin Recorder October 3, 1936 Contributed by: Larry...

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Bay, Roy – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Fatal Accident Boy Accidentally Killed by Wheel of Logging Wagon Roy Bay, son of Wm. Bay, who is engaged in hauling logs for Shockley’s mill, west of town, was instantly killed Monday evening by one wheel of the heavily-laden wagon driven by his father passing over his body. Roy, who was thirteen years old, was assisting his father in his work of logging, was sitting on the load, manipulating the brake-rope when a sudden jolt threw him to the ground, the wheel passing over his left side killing him instantly. It is supposed that the “rutting” of the brake jarred him from the wagon, and that in falling he struck against a stump, which prevented his escaping the wheels. The boys sorrowing father and mother have the sympathy of the people of Elgin, where they are well known and respected. The remains were interred at Summerville Tuesday. It has been mistakenly asserted that the accident occurred on the exact spot where Simey Gent met his death. This is not correct, as the scenes of the two fatalities were widely separated. However, in the latter case, as with the former, the team was going down hill, and could not be checked at once. The Elgin Recorder, Thursday, 7 October 1909, Page...

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Bault, C. H. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Funeral services for Charles Herbert Bault were held yesterday afternoon at the Summerville chapel, conducted by Rev. Ray Hug. Burial was at Summerville. Mr. Bault was born September 3,1884 at Waitsburg, WA. and died in a La Grande hospital Sunday at the age of 62 years, most of which has been spent in this vicinity. He leaves his wife, Ellen; a son, Jackson, a brother, Roy in La Grande; his mother, Mrs. J. I. Bault, of Imbler and other relatives. Eastern Oregon Review. December of 1945 or January 1946. Contributed by: Holly...

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Barr, (Child) – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Sudden Death The little 3 1/2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barr died at 6 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of only a few hours. The family had but recently arrived from Kansas City, and, being discouraged by the sudden loss of their little one, they had the body prepared for shipment and left on the train that evening for their former home. Elgin Recorder Friday April 29,...

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Boly, Mrs. Jemimah

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Death Of Grandma Boly Mrs. Jemimah Boly, one of the aged pioneer settlers of this section, died at her home on the Flat, Sunday morning at 7 o’clock. She was born in Missouri in 1818, and in company with her husband and children emigrated to the Pacific coast at an early day. She was the mother of 12 children, only four of whom survive her. She had been a conscientious member of the Christian church for many years, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Benton, pastor of the Christian church here. She was laid to rest in the Elk Flat cemetery, by the side of her husband who passed away many years ago. Elgin Recorder Friday August 5, 1904 This is part of the family of Dixie...

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Boyd, (Child) – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Child of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Boyd The young son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Boyd died in this city Wednesday, May 10, 1905, from the effects of measels. Services were conducted at the home of the parents yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Smith and the remains were interred in the city cemetery. Elgin Recorder Friday May 12,...

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