Location: Harrisburg Oregon

McCully, Frank M. – Obituary

Death calls F. M. M’Cully, Passes away after a sinking spell yesterday morning Funeral Thursday Frank M. McCully, Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction, died at 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning…underwent an operation for removal of gall stones about ten days ago. The operation was successful but his condition was so enfeebled by the progress of the disease attended by kidney trouble of a similar nature that he failed to rally and rapidly became worse. Saturday and Sunday death was fought off by the injection of saline solution but on Monday he rallied perceptibly and strong hope of his ultimate recovery was entertained. At four o’clock yesterday morning a sinking spell occurred and death occurred an hour and a half later.” “The flags on all the school buildings and upon the State Capitol Building were at half mast yesterday in respect to his memory…The Elks, of which Mr. McCully was a member, will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be in Masonic cemetery.” Of Scotch descent; descendants first settled in New Brunswick [wrong]; later pioneers of Ohio, where his father was born in 1829; came to OR overland in 1852; Frank’s father died earlier this year (1907) at the home of his daughter in OR. Frank b. 2 Oct 1857 Harrisburg, OR; moved to Salem with family in 1866; graduated from Willamette U. in B. S....

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Childers, Mary – Obituary

Mary Childers Passes Away After Long Illness, Death Ends Suffering Well Known Woman’s Demise Occurs at Harrisburg, Oregon Mary E. Childers, formerly resident of Union county, died in Harrisburg, Oregon, Monday evening March 11. She has been ailing for several weeks and her daughter, Mrs. Irwin of Island City, was called to the bedside some time ago. Mrs. Childers was 59 years, 2 months and 21 days old at the time of her death. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Heath at the M. E. Church at Harrisburg at 2 o’clock p.m. March 17. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, March 15, 1912 Page...

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Oswald, Ellen F. – Obituary

Mrs. Ellen Frances Oswald, 87, a Summerville housewife, died in a local hospital June 18 following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Summerville Chapel Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. with burial in Summerville cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniels Funeral Home. Mrs. Oswald was born in Harrisburg, Ore., Dec 2, 1868 and had lived in Union county for 85 years. Survivors include the widower Charles F. Oswald, who is in a local hospital, three sons, Wilbur of Barview, Eugene and Donald of La Grande, six daughters, Mrs. Oral Williams of Arrowhead, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Anna Sion of Dayton, Mrs. Mabel Beickel of Dayton, Mrs. Doris Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Mary Chandler of La Grande, and Mrs. Mona Fae Nortz of Portland, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many niece and nephews. [Note: Ellen Frances (McDonald) Oswald was the daughter of Hiram and Margaret Rebecca (Taylor) McDonald, pioneers of Summerville, Union County, Oregon.] The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, June 19, 1956 Contributed by: Jan S....

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Kropf, Elmer James – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Elmer James Kropf, 88, of Cove, died April 11. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church, 10401 West First Street, Island City. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Burial is to be at the Duchess Cemetery in Duchess, Alberta, Canada, at 2 p.m. Friday with Delbert Birky officiating. Elmer was born Feb. 15, 1920, to Levi David and Esther (Maurer) Kropf near Harrisburg. At the age of 13, Elmer accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church, to which faith he remained faithful until death. On Nov. 3, 1940, he married Orpha Gingerich of Harrisburg. They lived in the Lake Creek area until 1960 when he, with his family, moved to Canada, living most of the time in the Duchess, Alberta, area. There, his wife died of cancer on Jan. 16, 1991. In the late summer of 1991, he moved back to Oregon where, on Sept. 22, 1991, he married the former Esther Miller (Gingerich) of Harrisburg. Esther presently lives in a nursing care home at Scio. He is survived by two sons, Owen and his wife; Ella, of Cove, and Ellis and his wife, Ruth, of Tilley, Alberta, Canada; and daughter, Barbara and her husband, Brian Maldaner of Tilley, Alberta, Canada; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; stepson, Harold Miller...

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Gore, Wilfred A. – Obituary

Wilfred A. Gore Dies After Brief Illness Wilfred A. Gore, of 320 ½ North Main Street, died at his home early this morning after a ten days’ illness with appendicitis, which later developed into peritonitis. Mr. Gore who was born in Harrisburg, Ore., in 1874, came to Washington with his father in September, 1889. On Christmas day, 1898, he was married to Ella McEwen Lee. Beside his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Waldusky, of Ellensburg. His father and stepmother, Mr. And Mrs. H. A. Gore, live in Los Angeles, Cal., Mr. Gore having come north during the illness of his son. Funeral arrangements have not yet been...

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Savage, J. L. Mrs – Obituary

Mrs. J.L. (Taylor) Savage Dies At Haines Mrs. J.L. Savage, a pioneer of 1852 died Sunday at her home four and a half miles west of Haines. She was born September, 1849, in Illinois, and came to Oregon with her parents, crossing the plains with an ox team. Her parents settled near Harrisburg in the Willamette valley, the fall of 1852, and she was a resident of Baker county for 52 years. She witnessed the development of Baker valley from a wild sage brush country to a community of prosperous farms. The deceased is survived by her husband, eight children; Mrs. Ollie Gardner, of this city; Mrs. Nora Lang, Toppenish, Wash; Mrs. Lulu Cavin, Hornbrook, Calif; C.D. Savage, Happy Camp, Calif.; G.L. Savage, Haines; E.E. Savage, Baker; J.R. Savage, Milton; I.N. Savage, Pendleton, and 8 grand children, and 15 great grandchildren. A brother and two sisters reside at Haines, Thomas Taylor, Susan Hearing and Jonah Burnsides. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the family home, and interment was in the Haines cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, May 9,...

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Biography of Oliver P. Coshaw

OLIVER P. COSHAW. – This leading citizen of Brownsville, for many years a merchant of that place, was born July 4, 1831, at Connorsville, Indiana. His parents, who were characteristically thriving and agreeable people of French extraction, went to Iowa in 1843. After leaving school, the young Oliver was employed in a store as salesman, clerk or book-keeper, and there laid the foundation of knowledge and experience which has so well served him in his later years. In April, 1851, he engaged to drive an ox-team to Oregon for Honorable R.B. Cochrane, long known in our state and now, as for many years, a substantial citizen of Eugene. In return for his services, he received his board and passage and many incidental advantages. The first home was made and a claim taken near Brownsville, where Mr. William Cochrane had been living since 1849. Mr. Coshaw occupied himself with such work as was to be obtained in that sparse community, and in work on his claim, and September 23, 1853, was ready to bring to his new home as his bride, Miss Sarah, the daughter of William Cochrane. This was their home until the title to their claim was perfected. During the Indian trouble, he was one of the volunteers belonging to Captain Keeney’s company. He relates with great good humor the many shift and resort of the soldiers who...

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Biography of Hon. Enoch Hoult

HON. ENOCH HOULT. – The gentleman above-named was born in Monongahela county, West Virginia, April 18, 1825. His parents were of English descent, coming to American in the Colonial days. He lived in Virginia until his twelfth year, when his father moved to Edgar county, Illinois, in the spring of 1832. There Mr. Hoult grew to manhood and remained until he was thirty-three years of age. In the fall of 1830 he was married to Miss Jeannette Somerville, daughter of John Somerville, who came from Kentucky to Illinois. In the year 1853 he came with his family overland to Oregon. Leaving Illinois on the 11th of March, they arrived at their destination the 19th day of September. At the time it was considered a very hazardous undertaking to cross the plains with ox-teams, and required a good deal of courage for a man to take such a risk on such a journey. The plains were infested with Indians and marauders; and the only wonder is that more of those pioneers were not killed. Oregon was then entirely new and very sparsely settled, and the people were obliged to undergo all the privations incident to a pioneer life. Mr. Hoult settled first in Lane county, buying a tract of land twelve miles north of Eugene City. On this farm he lived ten years, improving and building up the place. Here...

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Biographical Sketch of John J. Peebler

JOHN J. PEEBLER. – Mr. Peebler was born in Iowa in 1837, and while but a boy of six years met the irreparable loss of his parents, who died within twenty-four hours of each other. With an uncle, David Peebler, he crossed the plains in 1853, and made his home at Harrisburg, in Linn county, Oregon. During the Indian disturbances of 1855, he went to Umpqua valley and served with the volunteers on Rogue river. He continued his journeys to Yreka, where he mined for eighteen months, returning thereafter to the Umpqua valley. In 1859 he was married to Miss Antoinette Grumble, and in 1862 went to the Salem river gold mines, thence to the Grande Ronde valley, and then back to the Umpqua. Being very much pleased with the Blue Mountain country, he determined to bring thither his family and make the Grande Ronde his home. He located at Ladd’s Cañon, Union county, Oregon, where he still resides, owning five hundred and sixty acres of fine land, which is stocked with sheep, cattle and horses. Three married children are living near them; and three unmarried are at...

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