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Draper, Kelso M.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside. Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter. Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise. Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954 Contributed by Michelle...

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Emmons, Lester – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services for Lester B. (Bloom) Emmons, of 1706 K. Ave., La Grande, who died in a La Grande Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 21, 1967 will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bollman chapel in Enterprise, with the Rev. Wendel Sullivan, pastor of the La Grande Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Emmons, a retired farmer, was born April 19, 1897 at Enterprise, son of Leonard and Ivy Emmons, and had lived near Enterprise for 45 years. For the past five years he and his wife had lived in La Grande. On June 3, 1917 he was married on Alder slope to Eva Neal, who survives him. He had been in failing health for eight months, and a hospital patient for seven weeks. Other survivors include two sons, Ed, of Enterprise, and Bill of La Grande; one brother, Milford of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Macel Reece of La Grande; Mrs. Vivian Hovis of Joseph, and Mrs. Mildred Santose of Union; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain Contributed by: S. Renee...

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Emmons, George Madison- Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Services at Baker For George (Madison) Emmons (No Name on Paper) George Madison Emmons, aged 80, 1908 Cherry Street, Baker, Oregon, died Saturday afternoon at his home. Services for Mr. Emmons were conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday morning at West and Company Chapel. Joe Jewett officiated. Interment was in Mount Hope. Mr. Emmons, son of John and Martha Emmons, was born in Carthage, Illinois on October 5, 1880. He moved with his parents to Oregon at the age of 5 and had lived in this state since then. He was a farmer in Wallowa, Union and Baker counties. he was married to Pearl Akins in Enterprise on October 14, 1902 and the family moved to Enterprise in 1925, then to La Grande in 1928 and to Baker in 1932. He is survived by his wife, Pearl, of Baker; by a daughter, Mrs. Erma Nutt of Baker; by a brother, Charles Emmons of Enterprise; a sister, Mrs. Charles Thornburg of Enterprise; by a daughter-in-law, Esther Emmons of La grande; two grandsons, LeRoy Emmons of Wallowa and Donald Emmons of La Grande; by a granddaughter, Patricia Schon, of Baker; and by 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Thornburg and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Homan drove to Baker for the funeral. Contributed by:...

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Jones, Mary E. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Jones of Milton-Freewater, were held Saturday, July 18, 1964, in the Federated Church in that city, with the Rev. W. James Halfaker officiating. C. W. Wrinkle sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In The Garden”, with Mrs. Donald Clements as organist. Casket bearers were Herbert Warner, W. D. Croghan, Howard Rice, W. A. Bottorf, Jerry Geister and Walter Rand. Ritualistic services were by Rebekah Integrity Lodge No. 175. Concluding services and internment were in Milton IOOF cemetery. Mary Ellen (Weathers) Jones was born March 24, 1886 in the old town of La Grande, Oregon, shortly after the Union Pacific Railroad was completed to that city. She attended school at La Grande, Leap and Enterprise. She was married to John E. Jones, a Trout Creek stock man in 1903. The moved in 1909 to Umapine, near Milton-Freewater, where they lived on a farm until they retired a few years ago and moved into town. Mr. Jones passed away in 1961. She is survived by two sons, Paul W. Jones of Tacoma, Wash. And Ralph E. Jones., of Grants Pass, Oregon; one grandson Paul W. Jones Jr., with the U.S. Army, Washington, D.C..; two brothers, W.C. Weathers of Umapine and Ben Weathers of Enterprise; and several nephews and...

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Hodgin, John S. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon J. S. Hodgin Dies, Father of Library John S. Hodgin, father of the Enterprise public library, died at a La Grande hospital Sunday morning, May 5, 1940, following a heart attack with which he was stricken about ten days ago. Shortly after he came to Enterprise as a young lawyer in 1900 he began collecting books for a circulating library, keeping them in a room adjoining his office on the second floor of the present Berland grocery building. Others became interested in the project and the books were moved to a room in a frame building on the east side of the courthouse square. The present brick building was a gift of the Carnegie Foundation, and the movement which led to obtaining this gift originated with Dr. C. T. Hockett. John Simeon Hodgin was born February 26, 1864, in North Carolina, the son of James Nelson Hodgin and Martha E. (Russell) Hodgin. Following his attendance at the Guilford college, N. C., he came west in 1889 and entered the University of Oregon the following year. In 1891 he entered Pacific University and in June of that year graduated with a BS degree. He took post-graduate work in mathematics and astronomy at Stanford University in 1893 and entered Lick observatory and studied astronomy...

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Marshall, Katherin Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Katherin Marshall died Sunday, Jan. 24th, 1937 at Wallowa. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Wallowa Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E.A. Pollock. Burial was in Wallowa cemetery. Katherin Jones was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1873 and died at the age 64 years, six months and 20 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Marion Jones. Her parents came to Oregon when she was a small girl and settled in the Grande Ronde valley where she was married to William Marshall in 1886. She and her husband moved to Harney County and lived there several years, then returned to La Grande and later went to Portland, coming to Wallowa 14 years ago. Mr. Marshall passed away eight years ago. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Letha Chapman of Prairie Creek, and Mrs. Nellie Sherod of Wallowa, and two sons, Robert of Enterprise and Jess of Wallowa, and there were three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Cochran and Mrs. Ella Webb of Wallowa. One son, Frank died eight years ago. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, January 28, 1937 Page 5 Contributed by: Sue...

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Hearing, George Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Last Rites Held For Mrs. George Hearing Graveside services were conducted at Lostine Friday by Rev. O.W. Jones of the Wallowa Christian church for Mrs. George Hearing who passed away at La Grande on March 3. Burial was in the Lostine cemetery beside her husband. Ila L. Henderson was born June 13, 1878. She crossed the plains in 1887 and spent most of her life in Wallowa County. She was married Dec. 23, 1897, to George O. Hearing and to this union were borne one son, Gerald of Wallowa, and two daughters, Mrs. Violet Allen of Wallowa and Mrs. Icel Gawith of Mt. Vernon. Besides her children she leaves two brothers, Earnest Henderson of Joseph and Robert of Maxville, and Mrs. Nettie Scott of Wallowa; also five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 11, 1948 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by Gary...

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Brooks, George Glenn – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Memorial Rites Held Wednesday For Geo. Brooks George Glenn Brooks, of Wallowa, who had been in ill health for several years, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1971, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He was a retired lumber mill foreman. Mr. Brooks was born at Bald Knob, West Va., on June 21, 1894, the son of William and Ida Brooks. He had lived in Union and Wallowa Counties since 1916, and was a veteran of World War I. On Oct. 6, 1917 he was married in LaGrande to Rae McGinnis. He was a member of the Wallowa Methodist Church and belonged to the World War I veterans of LaGrande. He is survived by his wife, Rae, of Wallowa; four daughters, Mrs. Rayford (Wilma) Guillory of Wallowa, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Sasser of Roseburg, Mrs. Dale (Vera Jean) Miller of Monmouth, and Nancy Brooks of Portland; one son, Kenneth, of Wallowa; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Darr of Elgin, Mrs. Vivian Van Horn of Portland, and Mrs. Fay Carman and Mrs. Helen Berry both of LaGrande; three brothers, French and Dell, both of Wallowa, and Lawrence of LaGrande; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorial services, arranged by the Bollman Funeral Home, were held yesterday (Wednesday) at...

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Clemens, James Clinton – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Rites held for James C. Clemens Funeral services were yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist church for James Clinton Clemens who passed away in a La Grande hospital Sunday, September 22, 1963 following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Darwin Secord officiated and interment was in the Wallowa cemetery. The deceased was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia 74 years ago and had lived in Wallowa and vicinity for 62 years. On June 30, 1911 he was married to Pearl Williams who preceded him in death on November 21, 1957. Among his survivors are two sons, Edward, of Wallowa and Roland of Vallejo, California; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Short, Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Frances Bellamy, of Portland; three brothers, Frank, of College Place, Washington, Wade, of Medford, and Dola, of Klamath Falls; one sister, Mrs. Susie Walls , of College Place, Washington; and seven grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, September 26, 1963 Contributed by: Sue...

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Bohnenkamp, Elizabeth Ruth (Betty) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Elizabeth Ruth Bohnenkamp passed away in her sleep on April 23, 2000, while residing at the Alpine House in Joseph. Betty was born in 1918 and has been a lifelong resident of both union and Wallowa counties. She graduated from La Grande High School and the University of Oregon. She was a retired school teacher and was very active in the AAUW and the Linus Pauling Foundation. She was the daughter of Chase and Mabel Bohnenkamp, now both deceased. She is survived by sister Nancy Winter, Los Angeles, California; niece Sally Glaske, Newport; nephews, Russell Winter of Tacoma, Washington, Christopher Winter of Wayland, Maryland, and Brian Winter of Manhatten, Kansas; 12 grand-nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives. The family requests any memorial remembrances by sent to the La Grande Public Library in Betty’s name. A memorial service will be held in Joseph in August, 2000. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 4, 2000 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Duncan W. R. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. W. R. Duncan Dies Suddenly Mrs. W.R. Duncan, who with her husband lived north of Enterprise, passed away suddenly in La Grande Friday, December 5, 1958. Mrs. Duncan was the former Myrtle Cummins and was born May 19, 1895 in Elgin, daughter of John and Amelia Cummins. She had lived in Wallowa county for the past 26 years. Her survivors include her husband, Welford R. Duncan; a son, Welford R. (Bob) Duncan Jr., who also lives north of Enterprise; four grandchildren; and two brothers: Dee Cummins, Roseburg; and Orvan Cummins, Pendleton and five sisters: Mrs. Eva Spikes, Mrs. Auda Williams, and Mrs. Thelma Sherwood, all of elgin: Mrs. Lela Lockhart, Oxford, Nova Scotia; and Mrs. Katherine Dickenson, Medford. Services were held at the Snodgrass Chapel in La Grande with Elder Atterberry officiating. Burial was in the Elgin cemetery. Pall bearers were: John Nelson, Gerald Harmon and Eugene Gastin of Enterprise and Myron Chandler, Louie Hale and Frank Keller of Elgin. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, December 11, 1958 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Duncan, W.R. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. W.R. Duncan, who with her husband lived north of Enterprise, passed away suddenly in La Grande Friday, December 5, 1958. Mrs. Duncan was the former Myrtle Cummins and was born May 19, 1895 in Elgin, daughter of John and Amelia Cummins. She had lived in Wallowa County for the past 26 years. Her survivors include her husband, Welford R. Duncan; a son, Welford R. (Bob) Duncan Jr., who also lives north of Enterprise; four grandchildren; and two brothers: Dee Cummins, Roseburg; and Orvan Cummins, Pendleton and five sisters: Mrs. Eva Spikes, Mrs. Auda Williams and Mrs. Thelma Sherwood, all of Elgin: Mrs. Lela Lockhart, Oxford, Nova Scotia; and Mrs. Katherine Dickenson, Medford. Services were held at the Snodgrass Chapel in La Grande with Elder Atterberry officiating. Burial was in the Elgin cemetery. Pall bearers were: John Nelson, Gerald Harmon and Eugene Gastin of Enterprise and Myron Chandler, Louis Hale and Frank Keller of Elgin. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, December 11, 1958 Contributed by: Sue...

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Forthman, Mable Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services for Mable Forthman, of Ontario, who died Tuesday, May 10, 1983 at an Ontario, Oregon hospital, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 1983 at the Ontario ………. Chapel. (article smeared and unable to read minister’s name and name of church) Interment followed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario. She was born on January 3, 1902 in La Grande, Oregon, the daughter of James and Nancy ??(last name smeared). She was raised and educated in Day Ridge and La Grande. She married William T. Forthman on December 24, 1920 in Flora. They lived in Wallowa County until 1948 when they moved to Boardman, Oregon and in 1955 they moved to Ontario where they ranched in the Ontario Heights area. She was a 4-H leader in Wallowa, a charter member of the Wallowa Grange and was active in the Boardman Grange. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Wallowa. She loved to fish and hunt and was an excellent horsewoman. Survivors include a son Charles O. Forthman of Ontairio; a daughter, Mrs. Hally (Joy Dean) Williams of Ontario; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Lizzie) Davis of New Plymouth, Idaho; 2 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a brother. Source:...

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Wortman, Kathryn Dufur Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. J. W. Wortman Dies Very Suddenly Mrs. John Wortman passed away yesterday afternoon, Wednesday January 5, 1927, at the La Grande hospital where she had been taken for an operation for appendicitis. She never rallied from the operation. Kathryn Dufur was born in Waupaca, Wisconsin, April 8, 1884, and came west with her father and the family in 1901, going first to Bellingham, Washington. Afterward they made their home at Kalama, Washington. She was a highly educated and cultured woman and engaged in teaching after she had finished her training. While she was teaching at Enterprise she and Mr. Wortman became acquainted and they were married at Kalama, June 30, 1910. Later they came to Enterprise and made their home for several years. Mrs. Wortman was on the high school faculty and her husband taught part of the time and also was county clerk. They moved to Union where both taught, Mr. Wortman being principal of the grade school. Mrs. Wortman gave up her school work a year and a half ago. Mrs. Wortman was survived by her husband and two children. A daughter has passed away and is buried at Enterprise. Funeral services will be held at union and burial will be in Enterprise. Mr. Wortman said this morning over...

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Baker, Daisy Maude Crader Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Leonard Baker passed away at the Grande Ronde hospital in La Grande Sunday, October 9, 1938. She had been ill only a week. The first trouble was reported as a blood clot in a vein and gangrene developed, necessitating the amputation of one leg. Other complications set in and quickly proved fatal. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Baptist church in Enterprise, conducted by Rev. H.V. Sorensen, pastor of the La Grande Nazarene church and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Daisy Maude Crader was born in Jackson county, Missouri, April 28, 1876, a daughter of T.E. and Margaret Crader. When she as 10 years old she crossed the plains with her parents, coming to Wallowa county, where the family lived in the Enterprise district for many years. She and her husband moved to La Grande two and a half years ago and Mr. Baker died in February, 1937. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James Pullen and one son, Maurice, both of La Grande, and two grandsons; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Heinrich of Oregon City, Charles of Imnaha and Albert of White River, Idaho. Mrs. Baker was always a faithful and loving wife and mother, willing to do more than her share for her friends. She was a member...

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