Location: Lake County OR

Biography of Joseph B. Hulse

Joseph B. Hulse, proprietor of the only photograph gallery in Hailey, is a native of Iowa, born in Glenwood, on the 3d of January 1859. The family, of German origin, was planted on American soil at an early period in the history of New England. The grandfather, Joseph Hulse, was a pioneer settler of the state of Ohio, and his son, Henry A. Hulse, the father of our subject, was born near the old home of Abraham Lincoln, in the vicinity of Springfield, Illinois. Having arrived at years of maturity, he married Caroline Maloon and removed to Iowa, whence he afterward went to Pike’s Peak. In 1863 he removed with his family to Denver, Colorado, and in 1866 went to Saline county, Nebraska, settling on a farm’ on a tributary of the Blue river, where he remained until 1880. In that year he became a resident of Oregon, taking up his abode near LaGrande, Union county, where he remained until called to the home beyond, in 1893, at the age of fifty-seven years. His widow still resides there and is now fifty-six years of age. They were the parents of eight children, five of whom are living. In the public schools Joseph B. Hulse acquired his literary education, pursuing his studies through the fall and winter months, while in the summer season he assisted in the labors of the...

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Ewing, Myron J. – Obituary

Myron J. Ewing was born in Trubull county Ohio, December 30, 1850. After an illness of one week he passed on to rest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Jay Billings, at Wallowa, Oregon, December 27, 1917, being just three days short of his 67 years of age. His parents were of sturdy pioneer stock that settled in the midst of the forests of Ohio and proceeded to work out life’s tasks. Their sturdy fiber entered largely into the life of their son. His life was marked by earnestness of endeavor, firmness of conviction, breadth of vision and strength of character. Being by natural endowment a student, after completing the work of the Ohio public schools he took the Liberal Arts course at Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, securing his B.A. degree. This was followed by a Post Graduate course in the Science at Northwestern University, Chicago. Then for some sixteen years he taught the Sciences in Ohio Northern University, his Alma Mater. Later he completed his course in Medical Science at Western Reserve University at Cleveland, Ohio, and entered upon the practice of Medicine in Findlay, Ohio, in 1890. For sixteen years, he enjoyed a large practice. In 1906 on account of the health of his family he came to Oregon and settled in Lake County near Summer Lake. Oregon has since been his home....

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Ball, Margaret Ann Carroll – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret Ann Carroll Ball, 80, of La Grande, died July 2 at her home. The funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday July 6 at the First Baptist Church, at Sixth Street and Spring Avenue, with Pastor Kent Hug officiating. Graveside services will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday July 5 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Mrs. Ball was born April 27, 1926. to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. McCann of Hattiesburg, Miss. She married Herb Carroll in March, 1946. They lived in Corvallis and Valley Falls, where they helped run the family general store, and moved to La Grande in 1959. She was a member of Women’s Aglow and the First Baptist Church where she served as deaconess, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was superintendent. Her skill as a hostess was always in demand for visiting missionaries, guest speakers and friends. In later years she worked with her husband in their real estate and insurance business. After he died in 1985 she enjoyed traveling. She sometimes shocked her friends and family with stories of solo adventures in far away places. In the mid-1990s she married Braden Ball. The couple lived in La Grande from 1995 until 1999 when they moved to Lake Oswego. In 2004 she returned to La Grande to live...

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Moore, Scott “Scotty” – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Oregon State Police Sergeant Scott “Scotty” Moore, 47, of Cove died Nov. 2 at OHSU in Portland from complications of pancreatic cancer. There will be a celebration of life with Oregon State Police Honors at noon Nov. 20 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in La Grande. A reception and meal will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Mr. Moore was born Apr. 2, 1959, in Gardena, Calif., to Robert A Moore and Kathleen Q. O’Neal. He lived in Fallbrook, Calif., for 10 years before moving with his family to Salem and then to Klamath Falls, where he graduated in 1977 from Henley High School. He began his 27-year career with the Oregon State Police in 1979, serving as a cadet in Wallowa and Deschutes counties. In 1984 he became a full-time OSP trooper in Lakeview as a patrol officer and then as a game officer. While in this area he worked the entire Lake County and also parts of Klamath and Deschutes counties. He transferred to Bend in 1991 and worked as a game officer in the Fish and Wildlife Division in Deschutes and Jefferson counties. In 1997 he became a sergeant and was transferred to the La Grande office as patrol sergeant, later moving to the Fish and Wildlife Division. Most recently he was working as the patrol sergeant. During this...

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Pitcher, Carl Allen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Carl Allen Pitcher, 70, of Nampa, Idaho, died Jan. 12 at home after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kings Grace Church, 48 E. 18th St. in Junction City with the Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Gates Cemetery in Crow. A viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kings Grace Church in Junction City. Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd. in Nampa is in charge of arrangements. Carl A. Pitcher was born on April 2, 1937, to Paul Franklin and Viola Pearl Smith Pitcher in Burns. He was raised on a cattle ranch in Silver Lake. He met his “queen of the universe” Deanna Johnson in Silver Lake and the two married on Oct. 28, 1960, in Veneta. After marriage Carl and Deanna moved to Crow where he worked in well drilling. After five years he started his own well drilling company. In 1988 they moved to La Grande where he continued to drill. Carl and Deanna eventually opened a bed and breakfast that they both enjoyed immensely, especially meeting the people who came to stay with them. In 2000 they retired and moved to Nampa. Those who knew him say his passion in life was to see marriages healed with God’s help, and for many years he and...

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Ellis, Jessica Ann – Obituary

Cpl. Jessica Ann Ellis, 24, was killed in action in Iraq on May 11. Her funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City. Bishop Thomas J. Connolly of the cathedral will celebrate the Mass. Full military honors will follow. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Jessica Ellis was born June 26, 1983, in Burley, Idaho. Jessica graduated from Lakeview High School in 2002. She was active in cross country, track and field and the swim team. She attended Central Oregon Community College for two years and worked for three summers as a Forest Service firefighter on the Fremont-Winema National Forest before joining the Army in 2004. A combat medic in the U.S. Army, Jessica served in the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on her second tour of duty. During her military career, she earned the following awards and decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Posthumous; Purple Heart, Posthumous; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Medical Badge; Combat Action Badge, Posthumous; and Weapons Qualifications, M4, expert. Jessica is remembered as an extraordinarily positive person, selfless and caring of everyone. She is survived by her parents, Steve and Linda;...

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Remsen, Ruth Abbott Mrs. – Obituary

Ruth Abbott Remsen, 83, of Richland, Wash., a former Richland, Ore., resident, died April 8, 2005, in the company of her daughter. Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the Island City Cemetery. She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Malheur County, near Weiser, Idaho, to Isaiah and Nannie May Wade Abbott. Ruth was one of 11 children. Ruth and her husband, Mearl F. “Mick” Remsen, were married on July 7, 1942. After the war, the family moved to Lakeview, where they lived for 12 years. They later moved to La Grande, where they lived for 18 years, and then to Richland, Ore., for 14 years. They also spent some time in Arizona, Nevada and Idaho. After her husband’s death in 1999, Ruth moved to Boise, and subsequently to Richland, Wash., to be near her youngest daughter, Geri. Ruth had a zest for life and loved to garden. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and working with ceramics. She was a longtime supporter of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America and other youth organizations that helped build character in young people. Survivors include her twin brother, Ralph Abbott, of Richland, Ore.; three children, Micki Vandenburg of Kamiah, Idaho, George Remsen of Lansing, Kan., and Geri Robinson of Richland, Wash.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was...

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Lake County, Oregon Census

Lake County, Oregon was formed from Jackson and Wasco counties in 1874. 1880 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Lake County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Lake County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Lake County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Lake County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Lake County, Oregon Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial...

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Lake County, Oregon Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lake County USGenWeb Archives Adel Cemetery Fort Rock Cemetery Lakeview IOOF Cemetery New Pine Creek Cemetery Paisley Cemetery Silver Lake Cemetery Summer Lake Cemetery Sunset Park Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Lake County Oregon Gravestones Paisley Cemetery Summer Lake Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Lake County Oregon Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Interment        ...

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Dixon, Grant DeGrey – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Grant DeGrey Dixon, 84, of Halfway died June 4, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway. Vault interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Grant was born on April 11, 1919, at Provo, Utah, to Arnold Dixon and Letitia May Banks. He attended high school at Provo. He attended college at UCLA, Brigham Young University and the University of Oregon. Grant worked at Lockheed aircraft during World War II. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1943. He married Florence Rosella Marks on Feb. 8, 1946, at Spokane, Wash. Grant’s Air Force career covered 24 years. The couple were stationed at Spokane, Wash., Corvallis, Dayton, Ohio, Tokyo, Japan, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, San Antonio, Texas, and Baffin Island, Canada. Grant retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1967. He then worked for the Fremont National Forest at Lakeview for 13 years as a civil engineer. Grant then retired and moved to Halfway in 1981 where he enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren, photography and computers. He was very active in the local community. He was past commander for the Halfway VFW, Post 7847, past commander of VFW District...

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Biography of Henry Klippel

HENRY KLIPPEL. – Mr. Klippel has been intimately connected with the public business and measures of our state, particularly in Southern Oregon. Like the most of our successful men, his progress has been by hard labor, and even by hard knocks; that is, he has, out of the capital of his own hands and brain, gained point after point, and succeeded in stamping his mind and character upon public affairs. He was born in Hesse Darmstadt in 1833, and came to American five years later. After an industrious and active life in the old West, – losing his father by death at the age of fifteen, and making a new home for his mother in Missouri, – he crossed the plains to Oregon in 1851, finding a few months’ employment at Oregon City on a ferry boat, and afterwards driving an ox-team to Yreka. This introduced him to the mining life which he had been contemplating since 1848, and from which he has never wholly withdrawn. His operations at Jacksonville in 1852 were cut short by the Indian trouble; and, under Colonel Lamerick, he took a hand in quieting the savages, and again became an Indian fighter in 1853 and again in 1855 and 1856. After this he took up whatever offered the prospect of bread or money, not drifting, but working for sea room. In 1866 he was...

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Erskine, Dorothy F. Rydall Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dorothy F. Erskine, 85, a La Grande resident, died Sept. 23, 2002, at Wildflower Lodge in La Grande. A family gathering to honor her will be scheduled later. Disposition was by cremation. Mrs. Erskine was born at Elkton on Sept. 6, 1917, to Walter and Ellene Rydall. She graduated high school in Salem. She married Reginald Erskine in 1936 and over the years they moved to several Oregon towns. Mrs. Erskine was a CPA and a municipal auditor in Springfield for several years. She and her husband worked for Southern Pacific Railroad until retirement. She liked to fish, hunt, knit and read. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star at Roseburg. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Cessna of La Grande; two grandsons, Scott Cumpston of Canby and Doug Cumpston of Roseburg; granddaughter, Teri Weems of North Powder; three great-grandchildren; nephew, James Schaeffer of Yakima, Wash.; and niece, Donna Selsor of Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Health and Science University cancer research department in Portland or any Eastern Star Chapter Cancer Research Fund through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 4, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Osterman, Dorothy L. Inskeep Mrs. – Obituary

Dorothy L. Osterman, 91, a resident of Sunridge Retirement Community in Pendleton died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 in Pendleton. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville. Vault interment will be afterward. Mrs. Osterman was born Sept. 12, 1911, at McMinnville. She was a daughter of Oliver Warren and Dora Ellen Leach Inskeep. Her great-grandfather owned the stage stop at Jordan Valley. She was raised and educated at McMinnville. She started working for Macy & Son Funeral Home part time during high school. Upon graduation, she went to work full time at Macy’s. She married Everett Osterman of Lakeview on April 3, 1955. She became a licensed funeral director and together they owned and operated the Ousley Osterman Mortuary at Lakeview. In 1982, they sold the funeral home to Jim Huffstutter and retired. Everett died on Sept. 5, 1991. At that time, Dorothy moved to Helix where her sister, Lois Coles, resided. She made her home at Helix until 2000 when they moved to the Sunridge Retirement Center. Mrs. Osterman was very active in Lakeview. She was a member of the Eastern Star, OAE, the Needle Club, Daughter of the Nile, Soroptimist International of Lakeview and a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church. Dorothy loved to socialize and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent cook. In...

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McCormick, Monna Rae Lee Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Monna Rae McCormick, 85, of Halfway, died May 15, 2002. A celebration of Monna’s life will take place Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at Wild Bill’s in Halfway. Monna was born Jan. 4, 1917, at Halfway to Charles Henry Lee and Viola “Oliver” Lee. She married Joe E. Harrison in 1943 in Lakeview. They had two children: a son, Wayne Lee Harrison, and a daughter, Linda Jo Harrison. Monna married Wayne “Mac” McCormick in 1968 and lived in Prineville until Mac passed away in 1979. She moved to Springfield, then on to Halfway in 1997. Monna enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, embroidery and making pies. She wrote poetry and short stories, loved flowers, birds and rides to the mountains and lakes to look for rocks. She was a loving, kind person who always had a smile and a friendly word for all. Monna is survived by her son, Wayne Harrison, and his wife, Shari; her daughter, Linda Jo Fountain and her husband, Dick, of Springfield; a grandson, Jerry Campbell and his wife, Jennifer, of Springfield, grandson, Justin Campbell and his wife, Mary, of Eugene; six great-grandchildren: Brendon, David, Brogan, Tarrin, Danika and Kendra; her sisters, Marge Sagers of Halfway and Jeanne Daniels of Las Vegas; nephews, Dennis Curtis and his wife, Inez, and Tom Curtis, all of Halfway, Greg Daniels and his wife, Jan, and Gary Daniels...

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