Location: Freewater Oregon

Knight, Martha Ellen – Obituary

Martha Ellen, wife of Robt. Knight, died at her home near Freewater, Umatilla county, Sunday evening after a lingering illness, aged 53 years, 6 months and 18 days. Deceased was a native of Missouri but came to Oregon at an early age and had made her home in this state ever since. She was a daughter of Joseph Harris, the well known pioneer resident of this city, and leaves a husband, seven sons and a daughter in addition to numerous other relatives, to mourn her loss. The body arrived from Umatilla county on Wednesday’s train and was laid to rest in the Summerville cemetery, which is the family buring ground. Elgin Recorder Friday August 14,...

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Hammack, Cornelia Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Hammack Passes At Walla Walla Mrs. Cornelia Hammack passed away October 29th at the Walla Walla hospital, where she had been taken a few days before. Mrs. Cornelia Peden of Weiser, Idaho, was married to the Rev. N.E. Hammack June 16, 1924. After their marriage Mr. Hammack built a nice home on the slope, where they made their home until Mr. Hammack passed away in July 1929. Shortly thereafter Mrs. Hammack moved to Freewater, where she bought a small home. She lived there until shortly before her death. A few months ago, when her health failed her, she was taken to Milton where she made her home with friends until she was taken to the hospital, where she passed away. Mrs. Mary Hartshorn, who is a step daughter by marriage, made a trip to see Mrs. Hammack a short time ago. Mrs. Hammack then told her it was her wish to be brought here, when she was gone, to be buried beside her husband. Grave side services were held here last Saturday with Rev. Losey in charge. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, who lives in Portland, and one brother, who lives in Yakima. Mrs. Hammack was a good Christian woman and was loved by all who knew her, Source: Enterprise Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, November 5, 1942 Page 4 Wallowa County Chieftain...

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Allen, Lloyd – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Last Rites Held For Lloyd Allen Lloyd Allen, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Allen, early pioneers of Wallowa passed away in the Walla Walla Hospital of a heart attack Thursday evening, January 24, 1952. Mr. Allen was born in Wallowa on December 18, 1883 and spent the early part of his life in Lower Valley and Lostine where he attended school and later was in the hardware and furniture business with his brother, Challis. He became a member of the Christian church at an early age. On June 18, 1913 he was united in marriage to Miss Eula Russell, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Russell, of Swamp Creek. The following year they moved to Freewater, Ore., in which vicinity he spent the remainder of his life. Surviving are his wife, Eula, at home; one son, W.J. Allen, Medford, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. George Thomas and miss marilyn Nadine Allen, of Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. Bill Givens of Medford, Ore.; four brothers, E.O. Allen, Salem, C.L. Allen, Hood River, C.W. Allen, Corvallis, Ore. And L.F. Allen, Portland; two sisters, Mrs. W.H. Spence and Miss Ella R. Allen. Rest of Obituary at this time is lost. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon January 31, 1952 front page. Contributed by: Sue...

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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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Warner, Frederick Smith – Obituary

Frederick S. Warner, for twenty-two-years a resident of this county, aged about 72, and the father of Kenneth G. Warner, president of the Umatilla County Woolgrowers’ Association, passed away at his home in Freewater on the 17th [May 1911], and was buried in Olney Cemetery last evening, with the Episcopal service. Rev. Charles Quinney officiating. Mr. Warner was born in Vermont and engaged in business in that state before coming to Oregon. Upon his arrival here he and his brother, A. P. Warner, became partners in the sheep industry in which he continued until his health failed some twenty years ago. He formerly resided in the southern part of the county, later in Pendleton, and for the past few years near Freewater. He was a man of much ability and all his life a student. He leaves a widow and several sons and daughters, the most of them residing in this county. Contributing by: Shelli...

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Hardesty, William – Obituary

William Hardesty, veteran of the Civil War, died Friday afternoon [April 8, 1927] at the Soldiers Home Hospital at the age of 89 years. He had been a resident of the Soldiers Home since June 20, 1921, coming to this city from Freewater, Oregon. Mr. Hardesty enlisted for the Civil War in March of 1862 and served as a private in Co. M, 7th Missouri Infantry. He is survived by a son, William D. Hardesty of Freewater. The body has been taken in charge by the Roseburg Undertaking Company and will be sent to Walla Walla, Washington for burial. Roseburg News Review, April 9, 1927 Contributed by: Shelli...

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