Darr, John M. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Man, Rests In Death John M. Darr, resident of Union county and Elgin the past 59 years, passed away quietly at his home here Tuesday, following a period of several months during which his health steadily declined. He was 86 years, 4 months and 18 days of age. Funeral services were conducted from the Elgin Christian church at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon, with Glen R. Ballard pastor, delivering the discourse. Interment followed in the Elgin cemetery. The services, both at the church and at the graveside, were under the auspices of Orion Lodge No. 73, Knights of Pythias, of which deceased was a veteran member, and of which lodge he was a regular attendant until declining health prevented his attendance. The lodge of which he had been a faithful member so many years conducted graveside services. John Marcus Darr was born at Enterprise, Missouri June 5, 1859 the son of Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Darr. As a young man he came with his parents and other members of his family to Union county in 1886. Several families composed the train who made the long trip, and most of the members settled around Elgin. He is believed to be the last of that party of settlers who arrived here in 1886. John Darr was a large man, standing over 6 feet and weighing around 300...

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