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Mytinger, Vivian May – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Vivian May) Mytinger, 81, who died Friday at her home near Pendleton, will be Tuesday with Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in charge. Notice is on page 4 today. Born at Cove Sept. 16, 1884, she lived in Union County for many years, marrying in La Grande in 1903. She and her husband moved to Pendleton in 1910. He died several years ago. She had lived here the last 56 years. Survivors are three sons, Paul of Pendleton, Harry of Ogden, Utah, and Clifford of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter P. (Florence) Hall, Pendleton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donated by Margaret...

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Biography of Elisha J. Parker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ELISHA J. PARKER. – A man who posseses the qualities that enable him to brave the dangers of the new country and settle in and develop the same, while he makes a success of the various undertakings that are incident to pioneer life, maintaining a record for uprightness, honor and ability, is one who deserves to be represented in the history of his county, while his name should be placed high in the roll of honor. Such an one is the gentleman of whom we know have the pleasure to write, and the strong character of Elisha J. Parker has left its impress for goood indelibly on the communities where he has resided, and it is to such stanch characters that we are indebted for the advancment of our county and the upbuilding of our free institutions. Mr. Parker was born in Shelby county, Missouri, in 1845, on a farm and in 1852, when he was seven years of age, he was taken across the plains with the balance of the family, and the sad event of the father’s death occurred when they were in the midst of the weary journey across the plains. The mother went on with her little flock and located in October, of the same year, on a farm which the father...

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Obituary of Charles F. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Conductor Killed At Kamela Chas. F. Brown, who has been a conductor on the O.R.& N. line between Pendleton and Huntington for several years, was killed at Kamela Tuesday morning. Mr. Brown was in charge of passenger train No. 6 which had stopped at Kamela to pick up a dining car. The train had stopped on a side track and Mr. Brown had just finished testing an air brake and stepped backward onto the main track just in time to be struck by a helper engine, which was backing down the main track to get out of the way of the passenger train. His body fell under the truck and was badly mangled, death resulting instantaneously. Deceased formerly resided in La Grande and was well known there. The remains were shipped to Pendlton for burial. Elgin Recorder Friday November 11,...

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Bryant, Amanda J. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Following is an obituary for Amanda J. Hammack, for the purpose of information, you the reader must be aware of Amanda’s marriages or this obituary could be confusing. As far so far Amanda J. had six husbands (subject to change) they are: George W. See  m. 1868, C.A. Anderson  m. 1875, John A. Childers m. 1878, Joseph Weathers  m. 1895,  Mr. Bryant  m. ?,   William T. Grider  m. ?. There is some question of her marriage to William T. Grider, he doesn’t seem to belong to Amanda J. Obituary for Amanda J. Bryant Mrs. Bryant Dead. Well known Citizen of This County  Indigestion Victim At 1:15 this morning Mrs. J. A. Childers Bryant, aged 68 years and 12 days, died at 1514 Jefferson of acute indigestion. The deceased was born in Wayne County, Iowa, April 26, 1848 and was married to J.A. Childers, January 6th, 1878. Mr. Childers dies in 1893. The funeral will be held from the Christian Church Thursday at 2 o’clock preceded by a short service at the home at 1: o’clock. She was the last of a family of 10, her parents are both dead. Her children who survive her are Grace and Joanna, the former of this city and the latter of Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Bryant was a pioneer Oregonian. She came...

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Biography of Hon. Jackson L. Morrow

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. JACKSON L. MORROW.- It is not so uncommon a thing in this land of a great future for a man to lay out a town or build a city; but there is, we believe, but one man in the state who may be called the maker of a county, and whose name is perpetuated in its designation: that man is Jackson L. Morrow, of Heppner, Oregon, whose sketch is here presented. This honor was worthily bestowed upon him at the instance and almost insistence of his neighbors, in recognition of his privations and labors in settling up the region, in building Heppner, and in securing the division of Morrow county from Umatilla. A region which was once regarded as inaccessible and desolate has now become, by the efforts of a driving body of men, beginning with Mr. Morrow and Mr. Heppner, a thriving and prosperous portion of Oregon. The population of the county is now six thousand, and of Heppner itself about one thousand, with a good outlook in the near future for five thousand. A branch line of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company brings the city within easy reach of all the markets, and taps a great grain and grazing belt. The first settler upon the townsite of the city was G.W. Standsbury....

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Biography of Hon. James Harvey Slater

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. JAMES HARVEY SLATER. – Mr. Slater has ever borne a conspicuous part in the public affairs of Oregon; and no one has preserved a more honorable name. His mental qualities are solid rather than brilliant, and his operations weighty rather than keen. He is a man whose integrity has never been impeached; and he has ever been relied upon as a friend of the people. In his two terms at Washington, once as congressman, once as senator, he has performed some very effective work for our state; and all Oregonians hold him in high esteem. The following brief sketch will furnish the data of his life, and be eagerly read by all. He was born in Sangamon county, Illinois, in 1826, and remained there until 1849. He received a common-school education, and prepared himself for college; but, abandoning further advance in that line he concluded to try his fortunes in California, coming to the Pacific coast in 1849. After a year in California he came up the coast to Oregon, and located near Corvallis in Benton county, where he put to good use his former education by teaching public school for two years. In 1853 he made a venturesome trip to California, and was at Yreka during the Indian troubles in which General Joseph Lane...

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Biography of S. D. McLain

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The prosperity of any community, town or city depends upon its commercial activity its industrial interests and its trade relations, and therefore the real upbuilders of a town are those who stand at the head of the leading enterprises. Among the prominent representatives of commercial life in Silver City is S. D. McLain, who as a partner in the firm of Shea, McLain & Crete is at the head of the most extensive mercantile establishment of the town. This well appointed store, with its large and carefully selected stock, is a credit to the proprietors as well as to the city, and in its management Mr. McLain displays that executive force and able management that rank him among the leading business men of the community. Mr. McLain was born at Chariton, Iowa, January 3, 1869, and is of Scotch descent. His father, Clinton J. McLain, is a native of Ohio, and now resides in La Grande, Oregon, where he is engaged in the sale of farm implements. He married Miss Eva Hollingsworth, a daughter of M. Hollingsworth, a farmer living in Iowa. Six children were born to them, of whom five are living, the subject of this sketch being the eldest. In the public schools our subject acquired his education, and as soon as old enough...

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Biography of Calvin R. White

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Calvin R. White, one of the best known pioneers of Idaho, now residing in Boise, was born near Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 1836, his parents being Samuel B. and Sarah (Richardson) White, natives of the Bay state. The father was for many years connected with the Boston & Lowell Railway, and died in the city of Boston when about seventy-six years of age. He was a son of Samuel White, also a native of Massachusetts, in which state his death occurred when he had passed the psalmist’s span of life of three-score years and ten. The mother of our subject died in Winchester, Massachusetts, in 1880, when about seventy-four years of age. In the public schools of South Woburn, Winchester and Boston Calvin R. White acquired his early education, which was supplemented by a course in the Warren Academy, at Woburn, Massachusetts. At the age of thirteen he went to sea, and spent fourteen years before the mast, being in command of a vessel during one-half of that period. He made seven trips to Calcutta and visited many other foreign ports, thus gaining a broad knowledge of the various countries and their peoples. On quitting the sea he located at San Francisco, where he spent the winter of 1862-3 and then came across the country to...

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Hammack, Emily Elestia – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa-Funeral rites were held here Saturday at the Christian Church for Mrs. E. Gastin. Mrs. Emily Elestia Hammack, Womack, Gastin was born April 12, 1871 at La Grande, Or. and came with her parents to Wallowa County when a small girl. The family settled near Lostine where she grew to womanhood. She was married to T. M. Gastin at Lostine, about 42 years ago. Following the death of her husband Jacob Clairborne Womack a number of years ago ( 1904), Mrs. Gastin had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Middle Valley. she is survived by four other daughters; Mrs. Leola Leaman (not Jacob’s child) of Berkley, California, Mrs. Clara Lureene Womack, Wood, Finstad of Baker, Or. Mrs. Gladys S. Womack Hale of Hermiston, Or. and Mrs. Mina Hazel Womack, Litchfield. Johnson of Wallowa. Or., as well as as a number of of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many relatives. services were conducted by the Rev. Stover of Enterprise with burial in the Lostine Cemetery. Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this...

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Bay, Lulu Catherine Mrs.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Rosary Tomorrow For Lulu Bay Mrs. Lulu Catherine Bay passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 1973 at Wallowa County Nursing Home where she had resided since July 1, 1967. She was born April 14, 1887 in La Grande, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Jake Gulling. She was a member of St. Katherine’s Catholic Church. Survivors include one sister, Ethel Sears, Corry, PA.; two grandsons, David Bay, Concord Calif., and Steve Bay, Los Angeles. Recitation of Rosary will be tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p. m. at the Bollman Chapel, and requiem mass will be offered by Father Richard S. Bradley at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Katherine’s Catholic Church followed by Interment at 1 p. m. in Calvary in La Grande. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 29 Mar 1973, Page...

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Crow, Elda Mae (Childers) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Vic Crow Fatally Injured in Auto Crash Mrs. Victor M. Crow was instantly killed Saturday evening when the Crow car met with a violent accident as they were on their way to the basketball tournament in Wallowa. The accident occurred about three-quarters of a mile west of Lostine. Mrs. Crow apparently died from severe head injuries. The automobile was completely demolished. A pickup, owned by Darrell Rysdam had stopped on the edge of the highway to retrieve one of the sideboards that had blown off. The Crow’s automobile crashed into the left rear of the truck while Rysdam was in the borrow pit picking up the sideboard. The impact of the collision threw the truck across a bridge abutment while the Crow’s automobile spun around and careened off of the opposite side of the road facing the east. Vic, himself, was thrown from the car and landed in the middle of the pavement receiving extreme cuts and bruises. He was taken to the doctor in Wallowa for immediate treatment and was later transferred to the Wallowa Memorial Hospital. His injuries included a slight head concussion along with the extensive cuts and soreness. How long he will have to remain a patient at the hospital was not determined at first report. Rysdam,...

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Kail, Mary Braughton – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mary Kail of 1208 11th St. died Sunday, June 3 at Grande Ronde Hospital at the age of 80. Mrs. Kail was born Feb. 23, 1893 at Boring, Ky., the daughter of John and Lavicia Braughton. She came to Wallowa County at the age of nine and was a graduate of Eastern Oregon College. She began teaching in Wallowa County at the age of 17. She taught in Wallowa and Union counties for more than 50 years. She taught all grades and was principal of Island City and Perry schools. In 1940 she ran for county school superintendent. She began 4-H leadership in 1926 and in 1961 was presented with a citation for Outstanding Service to 4-H. At that time she had led 95 groups with a total project enrollment of 1,077. She served as president of the Union County 4-H Leaders Association on three different occasions, chaperoned county delegates to 4-H summer schools at Corvallis six times and for 10 years served as 4-H home economics chairman at the Union County Fair. In 1954 she was selected to attend the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Mrs. Kail was active in the Union County Historical Society, Three Links Club, Rebekah Lodge, American Association of University Women, Young Women’s Education Association and the American Association for...

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McCully, Fred F. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fred Fletcher McCully, father of Kermit McCully, of La Grande, died in a La Grande hospital Friday. Funeral services were held Monday in the Wallowa Methodist church with interment in the Prairie Creek cemetery at Joseph. He was born at Lebanon, October 8, 1870, and when about ten years of age, his parents came to Wallowa county where he grew to manhood. Joseph was the home of the deceased for a long time and he was cashier of the bank there; later he moved to Wallowa where he was active in community affairs and where he was city recorder at the time of his death. Besides his son here, he leaves his widow, Margaret McCully, of Wallowa. There is also one grandson Jerry McCully. Eastern Oregon Review. December of 1945 or January 1946. Contributed by: Holly...

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Ruckman, Samuel G. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Alicel, Union County, Oregon Services Set For Samuel Ruckman Services for Samuel G. Ruckman of ALicel, who died at the Grande Ronde Hospital Sunday, will be held at Daniels Funeral Home, Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Gordon Milldrum will officiate. Burial will follow at Summerville cemetery. Born at Alicel, he had lived there all his life. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivovors include his widow, Mrs. Hermia Ruckman, Alicel; two sons, Audmer Ruckman, Oakland, Calif., Clark Ruckman, La Grande, one daughter, Mrs. Lucretia Paroz, Imbler; one stepson, Walter Phillips, Salem; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Source: La Grande Observer Thursday, 4 Aug 1964, Pg 7 Final Services Held for Samuel G. Ruckman Samuel G. Ruckman, retired farmer of Alicel where he was born on Jan. 6, 1880, and where he lived throughout his lifetime, passed away last Sunday, Aug. 2, at a local hospital following an extended illness. He was 84 years of age. Funeral services are being held today at Daniels Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., and Rev. Gordon Milldrum will officiate. Mr. Ruckman had been a member of the First Christian Church. Interment will take place at the Summerville Cemetery. Surviving are Mr. Ruckman’s wife, Mrs. Hermia Ruckman of Alicel; two sons, Clark of La Grande,...

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