Location: La Grande Oregon

See, Nancy Ann Hammock – Obituary

Nancy Ann (Hammock) See and grandchildren Adren See and Ivan Sutton. Children of daughter Anna. Mrs. See Buried Pioneer Woman Laid to Rest at Summerville Yesterday Yesterday, the body of Mrs. Ben See was laid to rest in the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. See was one of the pioneer women of this valley, coming here in the fall of 1865 from Missouri, shortly after her marriage. On the 22nd of December she would have been 71 years of age. She is the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living to mourn her demise. The funeral was from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Auther of May Park. Many relatives and friends of the aged woman were in La Grande from out of town points to attend the last rites. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Caudle and Mrs. J.B. Cook of Lostine, were in La Grande to attend the funeral of the mother and mother-in-law Mrs. See. Mr. See, the aged husband of the deceased, went to Lostine for a few days to be with his children. D. M. Hammack of Wallowa, was also in the city for the same purpose, returning this morning. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, October 27, 1913 Page 8 Owner of this photo is Maggie Skaggs of the See family. Contributed by: Gary...

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Rose, Arthur – Obituary

Arthur Delbert Rose, 87, died Friday, Sept 30, 1994, at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, La Grande, after an extended illness. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Morrison officiating. Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Rose was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Mabton, Wash., to George and Matilda Rose. When he was a young boy his family moved to Wallowa County. He attended the Swamp Creek School. He married Isabelle (Belle) Heskett on May 10, 1932. He was an auto mechanic until his retirement, working in Enterprise and Milton-Freewater. She died in 1987. During World War II he served in the Oregon State Guard. He was an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge fulfilling many offices including district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge. He was a avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and the mountains of Wallowa County. He found much satisfaction in helping his neighbors and friends. Survivors include a sister Esther Griggs of Baker City; daughter Arthene Sigsbee of Walla Walla, Wash., grandchildren Melinda Whittemore of La Grande, Terrea Wallace of Roseburg, and Bernie Falconer of Hermiston; and five great-grandchildren. His brother Clarence died in 1976. The Observer, Monday 3 October 1994, Page 11. Contributed by: Robert C....

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Baker, Leonard – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Leonard Baker Called Beyond Leonard Baker, who had been a resident of Wallowa county most of the time since 1888, died at La Grande last Wednesday, January 13, 1937. He moved to that city three months ago. His two brothers in Wallowa County did not know he was seriously ill until a short time before he passed away. Funeral services were held at the Nazarene church in Wallowa, Friday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. V. H. Willard, and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Baker was a son of J. T. Baker and was born at Greenhall, Jackson county, Kentucky, November 21, 1878. When Leonard was two years old the family moved to Arkansas, then back to Kentucky, and later to Arkansas again, to Kansas and to Oregon in the spring of 1888. They stopped at Wallowa first when the whole town consisted of a post office, hotel, stage office and barn. Mr. Baker was married to Daisy Crader and they moved to the upper part of the county and lived on Swamp creek, on Elk mountain, on Prairie creek in Enterprise and Wallowa before they moved to La Grande. He was survived by his widow, a son, Morris and a daughter, Mrs. Reta Pullen, all of La Grande; by two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. T. C. Bales of Joseph and four brothers, Neil Baker...

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Scott, Ethel Mary – Obituary

Wallowa County native Ethel Mary Scott, who wrote a book about her life growing up in Wallowa County, died April 21, 1989, at Grande Ronde Hospital. She was 80. She was born May 25, 1908, at Joseph to William and Vergie (Pinkley)...

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Fisher, Lloyd – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Lloyd Leland Fisher, 72, died Feb. 8, 1999, at his home in Hillsboro following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 3, 1926, in Enterprise, he was one of five children born to James Edward and Vera Kyle (Draper) fisher. Lloyd was raised and schooled in Enterprise. He left school before the end of his senior year to join the Navy during WWII. Following his discharge, he returned to Enterprise and finished high school. He served in the Air Force reserve, only to be called once again to active duty during the Korean War. In 1956 he moved to La Grande and in 1957 to the Beaverton/Hillsboro area. He worked for GTE for 36 years, retiring in 1989. He was an engineer in their communications division. Lloyd and Naomi were married January 5, 1994 in Hillsboro. At the time of his death, he and his wife were attending Alliance Bible Church. A former Mason at the Joseph Lodge, he also had been an active member of the Tualatin Valley Gem and Agate Club. In addition to lapidary and rock hunting, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Turner. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Fisher of Hillsboro; daughters, Renee Fisher-Schaeffer of Seattle, Wash. and Nancy Price of Aloha; daughters and sons-in-law Denita and Joe Ware of Stayton and leRee and Jerry...

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Fisher, Vera K. – Obituary

Vera K. Fisher died Feb. 14, 1990, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise. She was born Nov. 21, 1895, at LaGrande, the daughter of Judson W. and Frances (Baldwin) Draper. On June 21, 1913, she married James E. Fisher in Enterprise. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1959. As a young girl, attending school in Lostine, she won the state spelling bee contest. Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She and her husband farmed and later owned and operated two different restaurants. They also operated the Enterprise Little Store for several years. Survivors include two sons, Wolvert, Enterprise, and Leland, Hillsboro; one daughter, Louina Sizemore, Enterprise; nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters and one brother. Family services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home Feb. 17. Private interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper Contributed by: Michelle...

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Carper, Charles P. – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Early Promise Resident Dies Charles P. Carper, resident of Promise for 42 years, died at La Grande, Monday, May 24, 1937, after an illness of over a year. Funeral services were held at the cemetery in Promise, Tuesday, and were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends, Rev. Albert Kribs, pastor of the Christina church of Elgin, gave the address. Six of Mr. Carper’s sons were pall bearers, Harold, Robert, Ralph, Melvin, Roy and Orville Carper. Mr. Carper was a son of Washington Carper, one of the first of the many who came to the county from West Virginia. He visited the county and carried back glowing reports of it which, induced the family to move west. Charles Carper was born in Raleigh county, West Virginia, April 8, 1872, and moved to La Grande in1891 and farmed near there for three years and in 1894 came into the forest belt of Wallowa county and took a homestead at Promise. He married Miss Bertha Doud May 12, 1897, to which union 15 children were born, all but one of whom survive him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Carper and the following children: Mrs. Curtis Lindsey, La Grande; Mrs. Roy Burnett, Baker; Ralph Carper, Hilgard; Robert Carper, la Grande; Roy Carper, Troy; Mrs. Frank Lindsey, Mrs. Ivan Garrett, Howard, Melvin, Harold, Orval,...

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Bartimus, Clint – Obituary

Clint Bartimus, a brother of Claude Bartimus, died from accidentally shooting himself, last week. He was a returned soldier and lived at La Grande. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday June 26, 1919, Top of...

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Bach, W. B. – Obituary

W.B. Bach Passes Away at La Grande W. B. Bach died at La Grande at 3:15 this morning. He failed to recover from a second operation for appendicitis. He went to La grande two weeks ago and submitted to an operation and it was realized at that time that he was in serious condition. Mr. Bach came to Enterprise from La Grande three years ago and has been the local manager for the Wilson Lumber Co. He leaves a wife and nine year old daughter to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time. Wallowa County Reporter Wednesday July 24, 1918 W.B. Bach Is Dead Waldo B. Bach died yesterday morning, Wednesday, July 24, 1918, at the La Grande hospital where he had been a patient a little more than two weeks. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Elks Temple, at La Grande. Two weeks ago Saturday, Mr. Bach was taken violently ill at his work with the Wilson Lumber company. He suffered intense pain until late last night when partial relief came, and on Sunday he went to La Grande, to have the care of his old physician, as he formerly lived there. An operation for appendicitis was performed, but the appendix had ruptured and peritonitis set in. For ten days...

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Haun, James F. – Obituary

Pioneer Rancher Dies in Hospital At La Grande James F. Haun, prominent Lostine rancher, died in a La Grande hospital Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the age of 88 years. James Francis Haun was born in Platte county, Missouri, Sept.25, 1858, his father being Wilson Haun. His mother died when he was but an infant. When eight years old he came with his father to Kansas and in 1878 in company with his brother, Jacob, and brother-in-law, William McGlenire, crossed the plain’s for the Oregon country. On two different occasions the journey was interrupted by lack of food and funds and any available jobs were taken to get necessities to continue. The Haun brothers homesteaded near Lostine. Mr. Hauns first wife was Ida Hayhurst. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy, the other two being Roy H. and James Ralph. On June 12, 1901, Mr. Haun was again married, his second union being with Mellie Dodd of Auburn, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him: Dr. J.J.D. Haun and Mrs. James S. (Edith) Clark of La Grande. Mr. Haun was a man of high integrity, thrift and enterprise, and by hard work and good management overcame many hardships to attain success. He worked hard until he was 75 years old with steadfast determination which marked him as one...

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Hammack, Harold V. – Obituary

Word has been received of the death Monday of Harold V. Hammack, 54, of Riddle and formerly Hermiston. He was born March 24, 1920, in La Grande. He is survived locally by his mother, Katheryn Martin, of Elgin. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Elgin Cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday La Grande Observer, January 30, 1975, Page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Second Obituary Hammack, Harold V. Harold V. Hammack died Jan. 27, 1975 at Riddle, Ore. He was born in La Grande, Ore., March 24, 1920. He leaves to mourne him one son, Skip Hammack and two grandsons, Jason and Kimmy Hammock all of Riddle; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Martin, Elgin; his father Leonard Hammack of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. E.C. (Gylene) Arndt, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Bill Austin (Jean), Ontario, Ore. And Mrs. Gene (Pat) McMillan of Milton-Frewater, Ore; One brother, Robert Hammack of Beaver, Ore.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Services were held at Ganz Chapel at Myrtle Creek, Ore., Friday, Jan. 31, 1975. Concluding graveside services were at the Elgin cemetery Feb. 1, 1975 Source: Bob Bull He thinks this is from the Observer. He found this in a scrap book in the La Grande Family History...

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Childers, Cecil – Obituary

Cecil Childers, 91, of Joseph, died at La Grande, on May 18, 1991. He was born July 6, 1899, at Lostine, the son of George and Liza (Herring) Childers. On July 24, 1921, he married his wife, Thelma Marie. He worked for the park services. Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Joseph; son, Jack, of Joseph; and grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were held at the Joseph Baptist Church with vault interment following in the Lostine Cemetery. Memorial in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 23,...

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Streiff, Edward – Obituary

Services Tuesday For Edward Streiff Funeral services for Edward Streiff, 82, resident of 502 Spring St., who died Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Funeral Home under auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Rev. Gordan Milldrum will officiate and burial takes place in Hillcrest cemetery. Born in Illinois, he was a member of the La Grande Lodge A.F. & A.M., Hope Chapter 13 Order of Eastern Star, Baker Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, and La Grande Chapter of Royal Arch Masons No. 9. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, November 29, 1965 Page 3 Contributed by Sue...

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Cox, Glenn L. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Glenn L. Cox Dies In Outside Hospital Mrs. Glenn L. Cox died at St Joseph hospital in La Grande Friday evening, March 1, 1940. She had been suffering from tumors for a year but her condition had not been considered really serious, and it was thought an operation would bring a cure. She went to the hospital last week Tuesday, accompanied by the whole family, and the operation was performed. It proved severe and the shock was too great. She failed steadily until the end came. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Tuesday morning and burial was in the local cemetery, with Rev. R.E. Kennedy officiating. The pall bearers were schoolmates of Mrs. Cox’s only son, and were Mile Toney, Bill Storm, Maurice Weaver, Robert Hays, Oid Stockdale and Keith Miller. Laura Elizabeth Nuxoll was born at Green Creek, Ill., July 26, 1899, a daughter of John H. and Mary Nuxoll. The family came west in 1900, stopping in Idaho until 1913 when they moved to Wallowa valley. Laura Nuxoll was married to Glenn L. Cox at Joseph, Nov 25, 1919, and they had made their home at Enterprise practically ever since. Surviving are the husband and one son, Gilbert John, the mother, Mrs. Mary Nuxoll, and eight brothers and sisters: Adolph, Mrs. Pauline Longstreet of Spokane, Clem J., Clarence P., Louis,...

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Burnett, W.F. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon O.F. Burnett and little son, Douglass, went to La Grande Thursday. Mr. Burnett was called by the death of his father, W.F. Burnett, a civil war veteran. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 21,...

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