Location: Hood River County OR

Biography of Hon. E. L. Smith

HON. E.L. SMITH – Although these sketches deal mainly with men who came hither in the forties and fifties, we are yet occasionally reminded of the fact that length of residence does not constitute the only just claim to recognition in our annals. Every decade has its pioneers. Nearly every year has seen added to our number someone who by force of character, intelligence and industry has made himself a place in the esteem of the people, and in the business fabric of the country. The subject of the present subject was a pioneer of 1861. Though thus not f especially early residence here, there is scarcely a man in our history who has touched more of the experiences of life on this coast than he, or who has a larger circle of friends and acquaintances, or who has a greater general knowledge of this country, in all its many unfolding phases. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Mr. Smith was born in Orleans County, Vermont,...

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Lenington, Pauline Nora – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Young Enterprise Mother Pauline Nora Lenington, 30, wife of James R. Lenington of Enterprise, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening July 17, 1953 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Daughter of James R. and Nora Anderson, she was born October 15, 1922 at Hood River. Her early childhood was spent in Portland and Oakland, Oregon. When seven years old she moved with her parents to Wallowa where she attended grade school and graduated from high school. Since that time Enterprise has been her home. She married James R. Lenington in 1941 at Weiser, Idaho. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Enterprise and was a devoted church worker, being a member of the Women’s missionary society, the church clerk and a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Lenington is survived by her husband, James R. Lenington, three small daughters, Carol Ann, Susan Ella, and Laura Lee and her mother Mrs. Nora Anderson, all of Enterprise. Her father James R. Anderson of Ukiah, Oregon; two brothers Kenneth and Wilbur Anderson and one sister Mrs. Arnold (Maxine) Hahn, of Enterprise, and one grandmother, Mrs. Christine Miller of Eagle Point, Oregon. Funeral services, arranged by Booth Bollman Funeral Home, were held Tuesday, July 21 at 2 P.M. at the First Baptist church. Rev. Vern R. Hodges officiated. Mrs. Edith Locke sang “The...

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Wold, Ariss Jeanette Jones Englund Crow – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Ariss Jeanette Jones Englund Crow Wold of Joseph died January 31, 2007, at her home in Joseph. She was 90. A memorial celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Joseph City Park, followed by a barbecue potluck dinner. Hamburgers and hot dogs, with condiments, will be provided. Salads, desserts, etc. for pot luck would be appreciated. There will be tables at the park but card or portable tables in addition would be welcome. Any flowers ( her favorite was purple) can be delivered to the park or the Joseph United Methodist Church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Joseph United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Chapter R. Mrs. Wold was born at Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., to Grace Jane Elliot Cowan Jones and William Wallace Jones. She lived in Box Elder, Mont. until age three, when the family moved to Havre, Mont. She graduated from Havre High School in 1934, Montana State Northern University in 1936 and Willamette University in 1938 with a bachelor of science in music education. She was a founding member of Mu Phi Epsilon, National Music Honorary, at Willamette. She taught school in Hood River from 1938 to 1940. In 1940 she married Roy Alexander Englund, moved to Portland and taught at Lincoln High School. Her daughter Elodie Jane was born in 1953. Roy...

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Barnes, Elston L. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Former Local Man Kills Wife And Self, Elston L. Barnes Shoots Wife and Suicides Killer was Son of Late Dr. Ephiam Barnes of This City Killing Was At Cascade Locks Jealousy Ascribed as Cause of Shooting Ending Lives of E.L. and Mrs. Barnes Elston L. Barnes, 49, eldest son of the late Ephriam L. Barnes, one time resident of North Powder, on Monday of this week shot his wife, Sevilla, through the left breast, killing her almost instantly. He then shot himself through the head, dying 15 minutes later. Barnes was employed by the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company as foreman of extra and section gangs, and has been working out of Lewiston, Idaho, for the past three or four months, while his wife has been at Cascade Locks with her parents. Following a quarrel which continued until after midnight Sunday, Barnes refused breakfast. Mrs. Barnes sat down to breakfast and was called into a sleeping room where the husband was sitting. Immediately two shots were heard and Mrs. Barnes screamed. When her parents reached the room both were lying on the floor. As the mother put her arms around her daughter Mrs. Barnes exclaimed: “Oh Mamma! I am dying! He has killed me.” Dr. J.W. Sifton, coroner, said no inquest would be necessary. Barnes’ mother, Mrs. George Barnes, lives in Portland, and his...

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Mable Carter – Obituary

Death Of Former Union Young Lady Mable, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carter, a well known lady of a family who resided for many years in Union county, died at the home of her parents near Hood River Friday afternoon. Death was caused from fright following a runaway accident. Miss Carter was married a couple of years ago to Dr. E. D. Johnson, a prominent surgeon of Portland. She came up from Portland to Hood River to spend Christmas with her parents. On the way to the Carter farm, a mile and a half from town, the horses became unmanageable and ran away. After crossing the bridge at Hood River the team broke away from the sleigh leaving the occupants apparently unharmed. Mrs. Johnson, however, was thrown into convulsions by the fright she sustained, and although medical aid was summoned at once, failed to recover. Mable Carter, as she was known before her marriage to Dr. Johnson, was reared from childhood in Union county, her father being in the earlier years a resident of La Grande and later a druggist at Island City, then a resident of Union where he served two terms as county superintendent. Mable was the oldest daughter of the family, the children besides herself being two brothers and two sisters. She was an elocutionist of ability and was at one time an...

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Rhodes, Harry – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Suicide By Morphine “One More Unfortunate, Rashly Importunate.” Harry Rhodes, a man of middle age, who some time since registerd at the City Hotel as from Seattle, died on Friday evening of last week from the effects of a heavy dose of morphine, self-administered with suicidal intent. The unfortunate man had been engaged in selling a device for mending harness, and also in vending eye-glasses. His finances had run low, and to this, probably is attributable his deed of self destruction. The only explanation left was contained in this note for the hotel proprietor. “Mr. Hammock – I leave you these glasses. Maybe you can find a pair that will fit you. Try and make them believe it is heart trouble: and it is. Good-bye. H. RHODES. On Thursday morning, before the close of the breakfast hour, Mr. Hammock went to the door of Rhodes’ room to call him. Not getting an answer he decided to allow him to sleep. Rhodes’ nonappearance at 11 o’clock led Mr. Hammock to visit the room again and on this occasion could hear some unusual sound within. It was necessary to break open the door to gain entry, and then the man was found in a very low condition. Proper assistance was immediately summoned and everything possible was done to save the man from death. It is surmised that in...

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Shelton, Hal – Obituary

Hal Shelton, 84, 1001 Hull St., died Tuesday [February 1, 1983] at the Hood River Care Center. He was the past owner and operator of Hal’s men’s Wear, now Marv’s for Men. Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Jochimsen, Edward Walter – Obituary

Edward, born August 22, 1883 at Hood River, Or., was married March 20, 1907 to Laura L. Rowe of Vancouver, Wash. In the fall, Nov., 1907 he located at his present place, 7 miles southeast of Estacada. He died March 25, 1922, aged 37 years, 7 months, and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, three children, mother, two brothers, and two sisters. He was the youngest son of the pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jochimsen, located at Hood River, Or., March 27, 1882, where his mother still resides. The funeral will take place at the Spring Water Church, Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. conducted by Joseph E. Gates undertaker. Oregonian, March 28, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Patterson, Ethel Hazel Reed Mrs. – Obituary

Ethel Hazel Patterson, 97, of John Day, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Blue Mountain Nursing Home in Prairie City. Her graveside memorial service will be Saturday at the Fox Cemetery in Fox. Ethel was born on Aug. 11, 1908, at Fox to George and Amanda Medlin Reed. She grew up in the Fox Valley and attended school at Cottonwood, John Day and Hood River. In 1924, Ethel married John Smith at Hood River. She and John remained married for about 25 years before they divorced. She operated a dress shop and restaurant at Condon for a while. A few years later Ethel married Carl Patterson. They lived at Mount Vernon, Baker City, and John Day. They also lived in Arizona where they ran a gas station and in Missouri where they had a chicken farm. Ethel also worked as a beautician in Arkansas and ran an elevator in California for a hospital. Carl was a mail carrier at John Day and ran the stage from Condon to John Day. He died in 1995. Ethel never had children, but had lots of nieces and nephews whom she helped raise. She was close to her family and friends and they all loved her dearly. She loved attending family reunions at Fox and Raddue every year. Ethel had many hobbies, including crocheting, embroidery work and crafts. She really enjoyed outdoor activities such...

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Green, Joseph Delo – Obituary

Mt. Vernon Joseph Delo Green of Mt. Vernon died November 4, 1962, at the age of 70 years. Final rites were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Driskill Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. with Elder Fred Wagner of the Seventh day Adventist church officiating. Joseph Delo Green was born August 21, 1892 in Long Creek, son of Marquis L. and Nancy Jane Green. He was one of 14 children, 12 of whom preceded him in death. When a young man he came to Mt. Vernon where he continued to make his home. He was united in marriage March 2, 1928 to Nellie E. Parrish and to this union were born four children. One son, Delo Edward, died in infancy. In 1924 Mr. Green moved with his family to Hood River and resided there eight years. The remainder of his lifetime was spent at Long Creek and Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Elks lodges. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Carter of Prairie City, Mrs. Colleen Simmons of John Day and Mrs. Elouise Simmons of Canyon City; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Shaw of Long Creek. Music at the final services was presented by Mrs. Edith Damon of Mt. Vernon who sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” with Mrs. Elda Way at the...

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Steffen, Brian Scott – Obituary

Brian Scott Steffen, 29, died Oct. 5, 2005, at his mother’s home in Baker City. His memorial service was Saturday at Wade Williams Park. Shirley McLin of Baker City officiated. Brian was born on Sept. 13, 1976, at Portland to Jeffrey Steffen and Cathy Steffen Vandiver. He was raised and educated at Cascade Locks. Brian enjoyed the outdoors, working for Garry McLin, fishing, camping, and taking his dog Dutch to the 203 Pond and the woods to run. “You will be missed and always be remembered and loved forever. May you rest in peace now Brian,” his family said. Survivors include his mom and stepfather Cathy and Ron Vandiver; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Carlos Aguirre; niece and nephew, Madison and Domanick Aguirre; grandparents, LaVern and Marjorie Stubbs, Carmen Steffen and Ruth Vandiver and family; aunts and uncles, Joe and Rhonda Stubbs, Marion Stubbs, Jessie and Glenda Groves, John and Wanda Brunsec, Barbara and Erwin Olehaphon, Donna and Pete Habben, Mike and Dee-Dee Sampson, Mitch and Shelia Steffen, Rob and Patrica Steffen, Charlene and Ken Turner, Stewart Steffen, Danny and Debbie Vandiver, Mike Vandiver and family, Fred Vandiver and wife, Jim Vandiver, Rhonda Vandiver and David Brad; stepsiblings Dori and Richard Lamb, Donna Reedy and family, Carl Reedy, Mike Lunyou, Tony Lunyou, and Lee Donna Reedy. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Leon Steffen, and his...

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Bennett, Lois E. M. Shorts Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Lois E. M. Shorts Bennett, 78, of Baker City, died Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services on Aug. 2, 2005. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Loyd Phillips will officiate. Visitations will until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Lois was born on June 28, 1927, at Gillette, Wyo., to Sylvan and Mary Hain Potts. The family moved to Oregon and made their home at Cascade Locks. She graduated from high school there and married Ed Shorts in 1944. They eventually settled at Baker City. Mr. Shorts died in 1991. She then married longtime family friend, Marvin Bennett, and they continued to make their home at Baker City. Lois enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with family and friends. She collected spoons, cups, Indian dolls and other Native American memorabilia. She was very proud of her Native American heritage. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Bennett of Baker City; her children, Ed Shorts of Baker City, Elaine Rehbein and Patsy Ekstrom, both of La Grande, Ben Shorts of Baker City, Roy Shorts of Waldron, Ark., Wanda Gaarsland of Baker City, Debbie Webb of Gadsdan, Ala., and Junior Bennett; a sister, Frances Beers; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents...

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Wood, Charles Douglas – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Charles Douglas Wood, 59, of Odell and a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 10, 2004, at Providence Hood River Memorial hospital. His funeral was Feb. 14, at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River. Doug was born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Baker City to Harold Jack Wood and Olive M. Boling Wood. He was raised in Baker City and graduated from Baker High School in 1963. In 1965 he married Rita Gordon. They had two children, Tracy Lockwood and Camille McCafferty, both of whom live in Las Vegas. In 1972 Doug was married to Catherine Clement. They had two children, Lisa Wood White of Appleton, Wash., and Paul Robert Wood of Spokane, Wash. Doug married Sandra Martin in the mid 1980s, and they lived at Odell until 2000, when Sandra died. In 2000 Doug found the love of his life, Melanie Lyons Fortner. They were married at Rockaway Beach and lived at Odell. Doug and Melanie spent the last three years together enjoying the peace and serenity of visiting the ocean. Doug was a very dedicated and hard-working man, never tiring to pursue perfection with his duties. Doug joined the National Guard in Baker City while still attending high school, and he soon became the administrative supply tech. Doug later transferred to Hood River, where he continued full time service with the National Guard for...

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History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852-1982

Initially this database included family information from “History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852-1982.”¬†Currently this database includes information from histories of Hood River County, Oregon; all individuals and families from the Hood River County portion of the 1860-1900 Wasco County, Oregon Census, and 1910-1930 Hood River County, Oregon Census, as well as the 1933, 1940 and part of the 1950 Hood River School census. In addition, available marriage, death records, and information from various other sources are included. A lot of the people in this database are living. To protect their privacy, the author has restricted their information to only their names. Search this Database Surnames Include: Abbott , Abdessalam , Abraham , Abshire , Absten , Ackerman , Acree , Adams , Adamson , Adkins , Afford , Ainsworth , Aitken , Aker , Akers , Akes , Akiyama , Alexander , Alford , Alger , Allen , Allers , Alley , Allison , Allman , Almida , Almon , Altanan , Altenhofen , Amell , Amoth , Amundson , Andersen , Anderson , Andrew , Andrews , Andross , Andrus , Angel , Angerman , Anglin , Annala , Appelgren , Applegate , Arakelian , Archer , Armstead , Arnold , Arola , Arrington , Asai , Asbury , Ashbaugh , Ashley , Ashworth , Asp , Aspinwall , Aston , Aszman , Atchinson , Atkins ,...

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Hood River County, Oregon Census

Hood River, Oregon was formed from Wasco County in 1908. 1910 Hood River County, Oregon Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Hood River County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Hood River County, Oregon Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Hood River County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Hood River County, Oregon Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1930 Hood River County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census Guide...

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