Location: Hot Lake Oregon

Hartley, Eva May – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Eva Hartley Buried Thursday At Cove, Oregon Eva May Baker, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, was born at Cove, Ore. June 5, 1905. She was united in marriage to Ray Hartley on Sept. 2, 1923. To this union were born two sons, Alfred George, aged 7 and Russel Clark, aged 5. Mrs. Hartley contracted pneumonia and was taken to Hot Lake where she passed away, March 22, 1932. She was a member of the Methodist church of Cove, also a teacher in the Sunday school. She was always a devoted wife and mother. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon with the Rev. C. E. Calame officiating. The many beautiful floral offerings showed how the Cove people loved her. Burial took place in the Cove cemetery. Besides her husband and sons, she leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, three brothers, Roy J. and Earl of Cove, and Ray O. of Pendleton, also a half-brother, Dr. C. E. Saunders of San Jose, Cal. besides other relatives and a host of friends who mourn her passing and extend heartfelt sympathy to her family. The La Grande Observer, March 28, 1932: Contributed by: Holly...

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Hill, Barbara – Obituary

Telocaset, Union County, Oregon Talc Powder Causes Death Of Infant Barbara, the six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Hill of Telocaset, died Tuesday at Hot Lake, after swallowing a quantity of talcum powder, when the lid came off, the can she was playing with, as she was lying on the bed Sunday afternoon. North Powder News Saturday, June 12,...

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Hensley, (Child) – Obituary

The funeral of the 18 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hensley, who live near Union was held Tuesday from the Adventist church at Union. The child died at Hot Lake Sunday after a brief illness. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 31,...

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Hutchison, William F. – Obituary

Prominent Local Man Passes From This Life William F. Hutchison was born March 30th, 1885. He leaves a widow and five children, Willard, Leonard, Ottis, William and Arelia. A father Frank Hutchinson also survives and four brothers Gus, Fred, Charlie and Albert. Three sisters, Mrs. George Hicok, of North Powder, Mrs. R.E. Messler of Seattle and Mrs. Ernest Salzman of Arizona. William F. Hutchinson, prominent citizen and stockman of this community died at Hot Lake sanatorium at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20th. While he had been ill for some time, his many friends were shocked when they heard of his death, as it was hoped he was improving up until several hours before the end came. Pulminary edema was given as the cause of death. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon with Miss Blokland conducting the services, and interment was in the City cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest ever held here, a large concourse of friends gathering at the church and accompanying the remains to the last resting place. The flora tributes were many and beautiful. North Powder News Saturday, May 29,...

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Miller, Will Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. W. Miller Succumbs After Short Illness Mrs. Will Miller, prominent valley woman of the section between Island City and Cove, passed away about midnight last night at Hot Lake where she had been taken about two weeks ago to receive medical and probably surgical attention. It was found that an operation was necessary and this was performed Monday, but she did not rally from the ordeal. Mrs. Miller, who was 57 years of age, was the wife of William Miller, a member of one of the pioneer families of the Grande Ronde valley. They had lived on the ranch in the Cove vicinity since their marriage in 1899. Besides her husband there are eight living children, Mrs. Edna Stedian and Leonard Miller, of Venice, Cal.; Arthur, of La Grande; Mrs. Adeline Harn, at home; Ward, of Cove; Howard, Glenn and Alice, at home. There are also two granddaughters, her mother Mrs. Myers, [sic – Mires] of Washington State; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Scott, of Portland, and Mrs. Vera Ragsdale, of Baker, and two brothers, Fred, of Robinette, and Walter, of Washington. Mr. Miller, five of the children residing in this valley and the sister, Mrs. Ragsdale, were with her at the time of her passing. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary. Burial will take place in the Summerville cemetery. The...

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Lemon, Alice Scarbrough – Obituary

Died at Hot Lake, Oregon, Saturday, June 4, 1921, Alice Scarbrough Lemon, age 18 years, 6 months and 22 days. Alice Scarbrough was born November 21, 1903, at Vinita, Oklahoma, moving with her parents to Union in 1907. She was educated in the schools of Union, and was married to Harry Lemon, March 2, 1920. She was operator for the Telephone Co., resigning her position June 1st. She was taken suddenly ill Friday night and died Saturday morning. She was always jolly and good natured, beloved by all who knew her, and her untimely death is deeply deplored. She is survived by her husband, Harry Lemon; her father, J. M. Scarbrough; three sisters, a twin sister, Anne S. Haynes; Mrs. William Landers of Union; Mrs. Bert Webb, of Baker, Oregon; three brothers, Ray, Roy and Ralph, of Union and many relatives and friends, who extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones. The funeral was held from the residence of her father, Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m., services by Rev. Cook of the Methodist Church, and the body laid to rest in the Union cemetery by the side of her mother, who preceded her to the great beyond several years ago. 1921 Contributed by: Larry...

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McClure, James N. – Obituary

Grand Ronde Pioneer Is Called By Death James N. McClure, a member of one of Grande Ronde Valley’s oldest pioneer families, died at Hot Lake, last Wednesday at about 6:45 o’clock, following a stroke of paralysis several hours previous. He was born Jan. 2, 1858 and was 69 years, six months and 24 days old at death. Practically all of his life was spent in Union county, on a farm in the Ladd Canyon community. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Helen McClure; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Johnson and two sons, Harley and Neal, all of Pendleton; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Furgason, of Pendleton; and three brothers, Frank and Charles of La Grand, and William of Clayton, Ida. North Powder News Saturday, June 18,...

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Roming, James – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon James Romig Is Run Down And Killed By Auto James Romig, 28 year old engineer, lately of Baker, but a native of La Grande, was instantly killed at 11:30 o’clock Monday night when he and the car he had been driving were struck by an automobile driven by Claude H. Gretchell of La Grande, on the highway at Hot Lake. The young man’s neck was broken and his left leg ground almost completely off. When found he was lying nearly 15 feet from his car. A piece of fender lay beside him, and the victim’s shoes were found on the other side of the car. Romig, in company with Mrs. Agnes Connolly of Hot Lake, had attended a show in La Grande that evening, and after escorting his companion home he prepared to return to La Grande. He had stated to Mrs. Connolly that he needed to fill the radiator of the car, and it is supposed he had stopped at the lake for this purpose. The car was parked on the left hand side of the rod diagonally, in order that he get at the water conveniently. Parked at that angle the lights were not immediately discernible to Gretchell, who said he turned out to the right as soon as he saw the parked car, but his action did not prevent a collision,...

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Peterson, Crystal – Obituary

Crystal Petersen Dies At Hot Lake Crystal Lucille Petersen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Petersen, who has been ill from heart trouble for the past two years or more, died Sunday afternoon at the sanitorium at Hot Lake and the funeral service was held at the family home in this city at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Miss Peterson was 15 years old, and was born in North Powder. The surviving relatives are the father and mother, a brother, Gerald, proprietor of the City Meat Market and City Grocery, three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Burris of Portland, Mrs. Thelma Lewis of Baker and June Petersen of North Powder. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 17,...

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Phy, Wm. T. Dr. – Obituary

Hot Lake, Union County, Oregon Dr. Wm. T. Phy Died At Hot Lake Dr. William T. Phy, surgeon and physician of fame throughout the Pacific northwest, passed away at 10:15 o’clock last Saturday morning at Hot Lake. Death was caused by bulbar paralysis, but he had been ill for several months of infectious multiple neuritis. Dr. Phy’s death came as a distinct shock to the entire state, to which his loss is immeasurable, says the La Grande Observer. Dr. Phy, proprietor of the Hot Lake Sanatorium, built up the institution from a small beginning to its present prominence in the northwest, and he was recognized as one of the leading surgeons of the western country. He not only followed his profession with a genius and skill that ranked him among the leaders, but he endeavored to promote good health among the laity, seeking to educate them in intelligent care of the physical being. Dr. Phy first became ill last fall, following a trip to the Ontario country hunting, when he fell into the water, it is reported. Outside his profession, Dr. Phy was a recognized leader in many community activities, including chamber of commerce, Boy Scouts, dairying, etc. His Phymere farms, stocked with the finest of purebred Holsteins, constituted one of the leading dairying institutions of the Eastern Oregon country. Dr. Phy was born in the year 1873, is...

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Neil, Geo. Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Geo. Neil a one time resident of this place and vicinity, but more recently of Haines, passed away at Hot Lake where she had gone for treatment some time since. North Powder News Saturday, March 29,...

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Slater, Richard – Obituary

Hot Lake, Union County, Oregon Richard Slater, who has been hovering between life and death at Hot Lake for the past two weeks, died Monday afternoon last, and the funeral took place from the undertaking parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. He was 49 years of age. Richard Slater was born March 10, 1870, in Ireland, and died at Hot Lake, Oregon, June 2, 1919, age 49 years, 2 months and 22 days. He came to Illinois when 5 years of age, and lived there one year, and then came to Kansas where he resided for 12 years, and from there to Union, Ore., where he has resided since. He was wedded to Maud Clark in 1897. To this union one child was born and survives, Mrs. Nellie Mathis, of Baker, Ore., besides four brothers Alex and Ned of Union, Will of La Grande, and John, in Ireland. Richard Slater and his brother Alex came to Union 29 years ago, and were followed later by the rest of the family. Dick as he was familiarly called, was always industrious, a jolly, witty fellow and had many friends who will mourn his loss, and much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. 1919 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Spain, John – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon John Spain Died Wednesday Night Well Known Buckaroo Sick Only Short Time John Spain, 47, and for the past 30 years a resident of North Powder and Union vicinities, passed this life at Hot Lake at midnight Wednesday of this week. Death was due to hemorrage of the stomach. Mr. Spain was seized with the attack which caused his death at about daylight Wednesday morning. He was rushed to the sanitarium at Hot Lake where he gradually grew worse until the end. John Spain was on of the best known men in Eastern Oregon, having spent the greater part of his life on the cattle ranches of this section. Of late years he had been a prominent figure at most of the outdoor shows, providing ring stock for the Union Stock show, the Pendleton and Weiser Round-ups and other fairs and rodeos. He owned a ranch in the Telocaset neighborhood and residence property in North Powder where he made his home. He is survived by three brothers, Fred of Union, Arch of the Medical Springs district, Charles of the Snake River country, and a step-daughter, Helen. Mrs. Spain died June 21 of this year. Funeral arrangements have not been completed at the time of this report. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, December 10, 1927 Funeral Services     Funeral services of the late John...

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Webb, James – Obituary

“James Webb’s Death Ends Long Illness” Death came to James Webb, old-time resident of Union, last Saturday at Hot Lake after a long illness. He was born in Iowa in 1874, and was aged 56 years, nine months and two days. He came west with the George Wilkinson family in 1890, and settled in High Valley, where he lived until his marriage to Nora Wilkinson in 1897. Thereafter he was a Union resident. He is survived by his widow and relatives in Iowa and Illinois. Mr. Webb was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Woodmen of the World and Methodist church. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist church under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, with Rev. R. C. Lee officiating, and were attended by many sorrowing friends, including members of the La Grande Pythian lodge. H. E. Dixon of that city delivered an address at the grave. “Tributes Are paid to James Webb, Worthy Citizen” A large number of relatives and friends gathered at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, October 6, to pay tributes of respect to James Webb, who passed away Saturday afternoon, October 4. His passing brought sorrow to the whole community, having been a life-long resident of fifty year’s standing, and his genial nature and disposition having made him a host of friends. The following obituary was read at...

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