Location: Imnaha Oregon

Wallowa County Oregon Burial Index – Surnames A – Z

Surname A ABLE: Flora ACTON: Flora, Prairie Creek ADAMS: Prairie Creek ADEY: Enterprise ADRIAN: Enterprise AGER: Flora AKERS: Wallowa AKIN: Alder Slope AKINS: Enterprise ALESON: Enterprise ALEXANDER: Paradise ALFORD: Bramlet, Enterprise ALLARD: Prairie Creek, Wallowa ALLEN: Bramlet, Enterprise, Lost Prairie, Lostine ALTO: Enterprise ALUMBAUGH: Wallowa ALVERTIE: Enterprise AMEY: Enterprise, Prairie Creek AMONINO: Enterprise ANDERSON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa ANDRAESON: Wallowa ANDREWS: Enterprise ANSON: Lostine APPLEGATE: Flora, Paradise, Prairie Creek ARAM: Enterprise ARMON: Bramlet ARNOLD: Enterprise, Imnaha ASCHENBRENNER: Enterprise ASERNATH: Enterprise ASHER: Enterprise, Lostine ASSMAN: Lostine ASTWOOD: Enterprise AUDET: Enterprise AULT: Enterprise AUSLER: Enterprise, Flora AUTHIER: Lost Prairie AUTRLY: Bartlett AVERILL: Enterprise AVERY: Enterprise, Lostine Surname B BACON: Enterprise, Lost Prairie BAGGETT: Wallowa BAILEY: Enterprise BAILIE: Enterprise BAIRD: Enterprise, Wallowa BAKER, Enterprise, Flora, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAKKE: Wallowa BALDWIN: Bramlet BALENTIN: Prairie Creek BALES: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BALLANTYNE: Prairie Creek BALLARD: Enterprise, Wallowa BALLAS: Enterprise BALTER: Prairie Creek BANKHEAD: Bramlet, Wallowa BANNISTER: Enterprise BARBER: Enterprise BARE: Imnaha BAREMORE: Wallowa BARKLOW: Wallowa BARNARD: Hurricane Creek, Prairie Creek BARNES: Enterprise, Paradise BARNETT: Enterprise, Wallowa BARNHILL: Enterprise BARTER: Enterprise BARTH: Enterprise BARTLES: Enterprise BARTON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Hurricane Creek, Lostine, Prairie Creek, Promise, Wallowa BASENETT: Enterprise BASFORD: Enterprise BASH: Enterprise BASIM: Enterprise BASSETT: Wallowa BATER: Enterprise BATES: Prairie Creek BATLY: Prairie Creek BAUER: Enterprise BAXLEY: Enterprise BAXTER: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAY: Alder Slope, Enterprise BAZINE: Wallowa BEACH: Enterprise, Paradise BEALS: Prairie...

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McCully, F. D. – Obituary

F.D. McCully passes away; Pioneer of County was leader in various activities. Frank D. McCully d. at home in Joseph, OR, 13 Mar 1939; health had been failing for several years; funeral at Methodist Church, burial in the Indian plot on Wallowa Lake (permission given by Bureau of Indian Affairs). “.. name has been a household word in Wallowa County for nearly 30 years.” He established the first store in Joseph, the first bank, the first public water works, first electric plant, and first flour mill in Wallowa County. He ran stage lines between Union County railroad terminals and Joseph, and brought one of the first automobiles to Wallowa County. He had a forwarding (?) and merchandizing business, and was instrumental in inducing Union Pacific Railroad to build into Wallowa County. In 1886, as a State Representative from Wallowa County, he introduced the bill to establish Wallowa County. Later, he served as a Wallowa County commissioner. late in life, he was a receiver (?) for two national banks under the Comptroller of Currency, and was a field agent for the Oregon State Land Board. he also ran the Imnaha mail line in later life. He was a staunch Republican, and was repeatedly head of the Wallowa County Republican organization. He was b. Salem, OR 1859; attended Willamette University; came to Union, OR, in 1872; came with cattle to Wallowa...

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Baldridge, Ruby Anna – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon A private family service was held for Ruby Anna Baldridge, 68, a longtime Central Oregon resident in earlier years that returned to Prineville nine months ago. She died Tuesday, June 19, 1984 at the Crook County Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldridge’s activities were centered largely in her home, but she had worked for a time as a hospital cook. She was married April 25, 1934 in Park Falls Wis. to Henry T. Baldridge, who survives. They moved to Oregon in 1938 and settled in Hines, where they lived for five years before moving to Prineville. They moved to Izee in 1953, back to Hines in 1962 and to Gilchrist in 1968. They lived in Imnaha from 1973 until returning to Prineville last October. Ms. Baldridge was born July 17, 1915, in Martell, Wis. She grew up in the Fifield area of Wisconsin, where she attended schools. In Prineville she was a member Our Saviors Lutheran Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 103.Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling. In addition to her husband survivors include a daughter, Rita Evans, Prineville; two sons, Roger Baldridge, Sisters, and Oliver Baldridge, Redding, Calif., a brother, Ronald Warren, Fifield, Wis.; a sister, Avis swan, Lynnwood, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, Wilson and Martha (Taylor) Warren, preceded her in death, as did a...

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Adams, Mary Mrs. – Obituary

Prairie Creek, Wallowa County, Oregon February 5, 1931 County Loses a Loved Pioneer In Passing of Mrs. Adams In the passing of Mrs. Mary Adams at her home on Prairie Creek last Wednesday evening, Wallowa County lost one of its oldest and most loved pioneers. Mrs. Adams, with her husband and little girl, came to Wallowa county more than 50 years ago. The family settled on Prairie Creek on the ranch upon which they lived for many years and where both Mr. And Mrs. Adams died. In 1882 they moved to Imnaha, which was at that time an almost inaccessible frontier. On their way to their new home a distance of eight miles above Imnaha bridge it was necessary to ford the river 18 times. There were but five families on Imnaha at that time and horseback riding was the chief mode of travel. During their 18 years of residence on Imnaha Mrs. Adams endured all the hardships incident to pioneering. She also assumed the task of welcoming into the world the little newcomers of the neighborhood for which a doctor was seldom called. No task was too great for her, no neighborliness too much trouble. Into her later life came other hardships and sorrows, for about twenty years ago her younger daughter died, leaving two little girls for Mrs. Adams to rear. Again in 1927 a granddaughter passed...

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Bay, Wayne – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Today For Wayne Bay Wayne Alfred Bay, a farmer of Imnaha until retiring to Enterprise three or four years ago, passed away at Wallowa Memorial hospital on Monday, October 2, 1967. He had been in failing health about four years and a hospital patient four days. He was the son of Charles and Lucretia Bay and was born August 11, 1889 near Enterprise. On October, 1, 1911 he was married at Enterprise to Adda Ownbey who survives him. He had lived most of his life on Imnaha. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Elsie (Bonneita) Lewis of Imnaha; a son, Arthur D. Bay of Salem; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 2 p. m at the Bollman Chapel with the Rev. James E. Jones officiating. Pallbearers are: Fred Wagner, Roy Foster, Ferman Warnock, A. L. Duckett, Lloyd Doss and Louis Warnock. Organ music will be provided by Mrs. Luella Miller. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 5 Oct 1967, Page...

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Action, Jennie Martha – Obituary

Enterprise Jennie Martha Action passed on March 2nd at Enterprise. She was born Feb 7, 1879 at Weston, Ore., daughter of George and Welthy Serelda Kimberly Birdsell. She was married to James E. Action June 24, 1900. He passed on in 1909. Mrs. Action was member of the Rebekahs, VFW Auxiliary, H. O. Club, Past Noble Grands Club and was baptized in the Baptist Church. Memorial services were Saturday afternoon in Booth-Bollman Chapel with Rev. Leslie Bailey officiating. Mrs. Ralph Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with Me” with Mrs. Best at the organ. Bearers were Don Graves, Milo Murray, Clarence Shaver, Claude Rennei, Lawrence Rowe and Don Davis. Committal services were in charge of Emerald Rebekah Lodge No. 119. Burial was in the Prairie Creek Cemetery. Rev. Jack Hett of the Lostine Presbyterian Church officiated at the Committal services for Jennie Action. Survivors are her son, John W. Action, Enterprise and daughter, Mrs. Rudolph (Florence Seda), Yakima and sisters Mrs. Esther Wagner, Seattle, Mrs. Walter Kight, Vancouver, Mrs. Hattie Wolfer, Sherwood, Ore., Mrs. Hans Jackson, Portland, Mrs. Clarence Thompkins, Monmouth, Ore., and Mrs. John Harry, Oregon City, Ore. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Action moved with her two children from Imnaha to Joseph. The children went to school in Joseph and were married here. They lived for a number of...

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Bay, Adda Alene – Obituary

Adda Alene Bay Services Friday Memorial services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel for Mrs. Adda Alene Bay who passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, 1969, following an illness of one week. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate and Mrs. Geneva Johnson will be organist. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Mrs. Bay was the daughter of Ben and Sarah Ownbey and was born at Enterprise on July 31, 1891. October 1, 1911 she was married at Enterprise to Wayne Alfred Bay who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1967. She had lived on the Imnaha most of her life. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elzie (Bonneita ) Lewis, of Imnaha; one son, Arthur D. Bay of Salem; one brother, Arthur J. Ownbey of Seattle; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 30 January 1969, Page 3. Contributed by Robert C....

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Beecher, Lawson Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Lawson Beecher died early Saturday morning in the Enterprise hospital where she had been a patient several weeks. She had been ill for six months and went to the hospital for treatment after her condition had become serious. For four days before the end came she had resigned herself to it and said she was ready to go. Many of her friends called to see her and she discussed her condition with them very calmly, retaining her self possession better than any of her visitors. In fact she never broke down until, shortly before he passed away and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Mitchell brought their baby, Mrs. Beecher’s nephew and always a favorite with her. The funeral was Sunday afternoon in the Federated church and was very largely attended. It was conducted by Rev. A. J. Adams. Members of the Rebekah and I.O.O.F lodges attended in a body. The Rebekah ceremonial was given at the grave, in accord with the wishes of Mrs. Beecher who was a loyal member of the order. Mrs. Beecher was born, Mary Bertha Mitchell, in Cherokee County, Kansas, December 22, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mitchell. The family came directly to Wallowa County in 1889, arriving February 18. She was married, May 16, 1906, to Mr. Beecher and they moved to the Imnaha and...

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Arnold, Othe – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon Othe Arnold, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Arnold, succumbed to an attack of heart failure yesterday morning, Wednesday, May 6, 1936, at the family home on Sheep creek. She was in the yard when she fell to the ground and passed away almost immediately. A call was sent to Imnaha and Mrs. E.C. Stoneman, formerly a trained nurse, went hurriedly to the Arnold home but found nothing to be done. Coroner C. L. Booth was summoned and he made an investigation, concluding it was simply a case of the heart ceasing to perform its function. Miss Arnold was 26 years old. Her parents and four brothers and sisters survive her. Burial services will be held at the grave in Imnaha cemetery this afternoon. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thursday May 7,...

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Fish, C. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. C.A. Fish Answers Call Mrs. C.A. Fisk died at La Grande last Thursday, Feb. 28. Services were held Sunday afternoon from the Booth chapel with Rev. Howard Stover officiating. Nellie May Marks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Marks, was born at Sweet Home, Oregon, on March 29, 1879. When she was 11 years of age she came with her parents to Wallowa County, the family locating on the Imnaha River. She continued to live in Wallowa county most of her life. On Dec. 30, 1902, she was united in marriage to C. A. Fisk. To this union were born one daughter, Mrs. Josie Fruitts of Elgin, and three sons, Ormal Fisk of Imnaha, Pat Fisk of Antelope, Ore., and one son who died in infancy. Mr. Fisk died June 14, 1930. Also surviving are seven brothers and two sisters; Tom Marks of Enterprise; Alfred, Charlie, Ira, Joe and Jake Marks of Imnaha, Arch Marks of Union, Mrs. Anna Denney of Imnaha and Mrs. Frank Shevlin of Joseph. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday March 7, 1946 Front Page. (This obituary does say Mrs. C.A. Fish on the top –...

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Marks, Tom O. – Obituary

Tom Marks Dies At Home Here Tom O. Marks passed away at 7:45 p.m. August 5 at his home in Enterprise at the age of 80 years. Mr. Marks was born at Sweet Home, Ore., Dec. 9, 1866, and lived in Olax, Prineville and Arlington before moving to Imnaha at the age of 23 where he lived on a homestead. In 1905 he and Charles Rice formed a partnership and together they raised cattle for ten years. He was married Sept. 15, 1915, to Mrs. Vertie Snell at Vancouver, Wash. While living on the Imnaha he served as deputy sheriff, school clerk and school director for many years and was a director in the Joseph bank. Mr. and Mrs. Marks made their home in Enterprise for the past few years. Surviving are his widow; a step-daughter, Mrs. B.C. Christy of Imnaha; brothers, Arch of Union, Alfred, Jake, Ira, Charlie and Joe of Imnaha; sisters, Mrs. Frank Shevlin of Joseph and Mr.s anna Denney of Imnaha, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Booth chapel in Enterprise and burial will be in the Prairie Creek Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, August 7, 1947 Front Page Contributed By: Marylyn...

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Duckett, A. L. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Long-time Imnaha resident, A. L. Duclett dies at age 104 A. L. Duckett, who died last week at the age of 104, spent most of his adult life in Imnaha. He can be regarded as one of the most influential and popular citizens in Wallowa County’s history. By Elane Dickenson of the Chieftain Armel Lee Duckett, better known by his initials, A.L., died in Prineville last week after spending virtually all of his adult life as one of Imnaha’s leading citizens. The small Imnaha church built just 10 years ago on land he donated was packed with family and friends during his funeral service Saturday. During his long life, A.L. Duckett was interviewed many times by the Chieftain, and the following account was put together from information he supplied, as well as from a short summary of his life, hand-written in pencil by Duckett himself a few years ago. A native of Missouri, working 100-150 acres with a team by the time he was 15, he came to Oregon with his family when he was about 19, working for awhile in the railroad shops in La Grande where he learned to be a boiler maker. Duckett came for the first time to Wallowa County in 1916, working as a ranch hand on Prairie Creek, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, in which he served...

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Coverdale, Marion – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Marion Coverdale was found dead in his cabin near the river in Joseph on Wednesday of last week, July 12, 1922. He had been in poor health for some time and had been receiving care from Miss Mayme Peterson, county nurse. He lived alone. Mr. Coverdale had lived in the county for upwards of 40 years and was a rather picturesque character. He was fond of the mountains and canyons and trapped and hunted for a living much of his time. He was born in Walla Walla, Feb 16, 1864, and came with his parents to Wallowa county when a boy. The family lived near Joseph and Marion Coverdale made his home on Prairie Creek for many years. Later he went to the upper Imnaha where he had a hunter’s cabin at what is now known as the Coverdale Ranger Station. He was married twice. A daughter of his first wife lives in Montana and his second wife lives with her children at Estacada. Two sisters survive Mr. Coverdale, one living at Weston and the other at Portland and a brother, Osa, lives at Estacada. Enterprise Herald, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, July 1922 Contributed by Pat...

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Duckett, Armel Lee – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Armel Lee Duckett, 104, of Imnaha, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville. Services were Dec. 12, with burial in Prairie Creek Cemetery at Joseph. Mr. Duckett was born Sept. 18, 1894, in Cassville, Mo., to Bill and Florence Duckett, the third of 13 children. Mr. Duckett moved to Oregon when he was 18 and worked as a farm hand and trapper. He was a boiler maker for the O&R Railroad, based out of La Grande. He enlisted in the Army when he was 23 and served in France and Germany during World War I as a cook. He cooked in a rolling kitchen, a wood-fired stove on a wagon, and prepared the food as the Army moved. Family members recalled that the roast meat was excellent because it was self-basted all day, but there was no refrigeration and flies were bad. Mr. Duckett married Rowena Johnson in January of 1925. She preceded him in death. After his discharge, he moved to Wallowa County, where he lived for 69 years. He clerked at the Imnaha Store and drove horse-drawn mail and freight line to Enterprise and later drove the first trucks on the route. At Imnaha, he started a blacksmith shop which developed into a hardware store, car repair shop and a barber shop. He built a water wheel to provide...

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Marks, Benjamin – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Pioneer Of Imnaha Passes To His Rest Benjamin Marks Settled On River In 1889 And Always Loved Canyon Died, March 9, 1923, at his home on Imnaha. Benjamin Marks, aged 83 years, 1 month and 25 days. Mr. Marks had been in fair health this winter the rather feeble and inclined to rest and sleep a great deal. Thursday he was about, as usual, eating dinner and then taking a nap. He said he did not care for supper and retired rather early. At the family bedtime he was seen to be sleeping peacefully but when they rose in the morning he was found to have passed quietly into the great beyond. There was no sign of suffering but a look of peace as though he had slipped into another world quite without conscious struggle. The remains were buried beside his wife who had died in December, of 1915. When Mrs. Marks died, the bereaved husband requested that burial be made on the home place that he might still be near the faithful wife of his youth. There they sleep on a hillside overlooking the home they made together and loved. Benjamin Marks was born in Jackson County, Missouri, January 14, 1840. When a lad of thirteen, he came with his parents by ox team to Lynn County where the family settled. He afterward lived...

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