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Bilyeu, Virgil Carl – Obituary

Virgil Carl Bilyeu, aged 73 years, 11 months and three days, in former years of the Scio area, died June 6, 1963 in Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles. Born July 3, 1889 at Scio, Oregon, he is survived by a brother, Merle Bilyeu of Waterloo, Ore. He was a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Tracewell Funeral Home in Sweet Home, with Cleo Thompson of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Graveside services were held at 3:30 at Franklin Butte Masonic cemetery near Scio. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Edward C. – Obituary

A former city councilman and owner of an insurance firm here, Edward C. Bilyeu, 62, 321 Tangent St., died of a heart attack Monday at Lebanon Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Garland Rogers and the Rev. H. D. Robeson will officiate. Burial follows at the IOOF Cemetery. Jost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in his memory to the First Assembly of God Church or Gideon Memorial Bibles and left at the funeral home. Bilyeu was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the City Council in August 1959 and served until December 1967. He was born Lebanon April 3, 1916. He graduated from high school in Silverton and returned here in 1936. He was employed by the Lebanon Plywood Mill until starting his own insurance business in 1942. At the time of his death, he was the owner of Bilyeu-Miller Insurance. The company also has an office in Eugene. He had been a member of the Lebanon City Council for seven and one-half years serving as chairman of the police committee; was named Man of the Year in 1970; had been on the Lebanon Hospital Board since its inception in 1950; was a member of the Gideon International; and Lebanon First Assembly of God Church of which he was secretary-treasurer...

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Bilyeu, George Franklin – Obituary

At the residence of his parents, in Scio, on Saturday, December 13, 1890, George Franklin Bilyeu, aged 30 years. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the lungs, but the real cause was being thrown from a wagon loaded with lumber, a portion of which fell upon him, 13 years ago, causing injury from which he never recovered. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hansard, Sarepta – Obituary

Mrs. Sarepta M. Hansard, a resident of Lebanon for the past 43 years, died following a long illness at her home on East Grant Street, June 18, 1931 at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was the daughter of Francis and Jemima DeVaney and was born in Cass County, Missouri, March 23, 1856. She crossed the plains in 1864 with her parents who spent a year in Idaho, coming to Oregon and locating at Jefferson in 1865. She was united in marriage with John Bilyeu in 1871. Five children were born to their union. Following Mr. Bilyeu’s death she was married to G. B. Hansard in 1887, and in 1888 they moved to Lebanon where they have since lived. Two children were born to this marriage. Mrs. Hansard was a member of the Pearl Rebecca Lodge. She was a good neighbor and made many sacrifices for those who were ill or needy. Surviving relatives are her widower, G. B. Hansard, two sons, W. H. Bilyeu of Hollywood, Cal., Jesse B. Hansard of Zillah, Washington; one daughter, Mrs. F. E. Seehale of Jefferson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bilyeu of Albany and Mrs. S. P. Hansard of Big Sandy, Mont., five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. There was an unusually large attendance at the funeral services conducted by Rev. E. B. Corey at the Presbyterian Church,...

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Burkhart, Raymond Sanderson – Obituary

Mr. R. S. Burkhart departed this life on last Sunday, the 28th of October. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this county. He crossed the plains in 1846 and in the fall of that year took up his donation land claim four miles of this place. He was born in East Tennessee in 1817. He raised a large family, all of whom are honored and respected citizens of this county. Mr. Burkhart was noted for his industrious and temperate habits, for his integrity and fair dealing and by economy and good management he succeeded in accumulating a fine estate and providing well for his family. He was a true friend, a kind and hospitable neighbor, willing always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. With an unfaltering trust in his redeemer, he was a member of the M. E. Church South and died in peace. The funeral services were held in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon, and were conducted by Elder Craig. One by one the Grand Old men are crossing over. One by one the summons comes to us all. Lebanon Express, November 2, 1888 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Burkhart, Mary Scott – Obituary

Mary Scott Burkhart was born near St. Clairsville, Ohio, August 16, 1834, and died, at her home near Lebanon, on Sunday, April 4, 1897, aged 62 years, 7 months and 18 days. At an early age she removed with her parents to Iowa, where she lived until her marriage with R. S. Burkhart, which occurred in 1864. Soon after this she came with her husband to Oregon, and located near Spicer, in this county, where she resided for 12 years, and then removed to the place now occupied by the family, at the foot of Peterson’s Butte, where she has resided continuously for more than 23 years, having been a citizen of this community for 35 years. As a friend and neighbor, she was universally respected and beloved. “She was a true, noble, good woman,” was the verdict of her neighbors. She was of a quiet, gentle disposition; rather reserved in manner, but generous, sympathetic and hospitable. She was fond of home and its attractions, and tenderly attached to her family. Her influence as a Christian mother is felt in the community, and is a precious legacy to her children. She was a true and faithful friend, a kind neighbor, and firm and steadfast in her religious life and character. For the last four months she contended with the disease which resulted in her death. At times she was...

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Burkhart, Jonathan Wassom – Obituary

The funeral of Jonathan Burkhart, 75, who was born four miles from Lebanon in 1851, was held in the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. E. Baskerville, pastor, preached the sermon and members of the choir sang. The services at the cemetery were conducted by the Masons of which order Mr. Burkhart had been a member for more than 50 years. D. P. Mason, of Albany led the services and J. K. Weatherford, also of Albany, in a short address gave a eulogy of his friend. There was a large attendance. Mr. Burkhart is survived by his widow and three daughters. [Died December 14, 1926] Albany Democrat Herald, December 18, 1926 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Edith L. Luckenbach – Obituary

A message from Scio yesterday told the death there of Mrs. Bert Bilyeu [February 17, 1908], niece of Mr. Mart Bilyeu of this city. Young woman 26 years of age. She leaves a husband and two children. [Daughter of Eli Luckenbach and Sarah Hopkins. Interment Franklin Butte Cemetery] Albany Democrat Herald, February 21, 1908 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Vera Coon – Obituary

Vera L. Bilyeu, 66, of Lebanon, died Saturday [May 20, 1989] at Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born Vera Coon on Sept. 18, 1922 in Pleasant Green, Utah. She married Raymond M. Bilyeu in 1944 in San Diego, Calif., and they moved to Lebanon in 1960. He died Aug. 17, 1979. Mrs. Bilyeu was a member of the Lebanon Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She also belonged to the Sweet Adelines of Lebanon, and enjoyed oil painting and sewing. Surviving are sons Kelly of Lebanon and Mike of Spokane, Wash. and daughter Connie Bracy of Anchorage, Alaska. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Butte Cemetery in Scio, with Virgil Hodges officiating. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Huston Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, 97355. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Sarah Elizabeth Gatts – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bilyeu, 77, of 330 Isabella Street, passed away at the Lebanon Hospital Monday evening [March 17, 1952]. Daughter of Mary and William Gatts, pioneer settlers in this area, she was born at their farm near Peterson Butte on July 13, 1874. With the exception of two years spent in Raymond, Wash., she was a lifelong resident of Lebanon and Lacomb. After her marriage to Joseph Lane Bilyeu in Lebanon, they lived in Lacomb and 30 years ago moved to Lebanon. Mr. Bilyeu died in 1943. Survivors are two sons, Amos Bilyeu, Lebanon, Ralph Bilyeu, Gates; daughters, Mrs. Beva Foster, Portland and Mrs. Britta Ludtke, Lebanon; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Vernon Gatts, Aberdeen and Hubert Gatts, Salem, and two sisters, Mr. Leona Bilderback, Corvallis and Mrs. Cora Braggs, Salem. Funeral services were held at the Huston Funeral Home in Lebanon, Thursday at 1:30 p.m., with Mrs. Lena Somers, pastor of the Church of God officiating. Interment was in the Lacomb Cemetery. Lebanon Express, March 21, 1952 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Robert Dean – Obituary

Funeral services for Robert Dean Bilyeu, 88, of 50 D St. Halsey, were held Monday at the Halsey Methodist Church with burial following at Pine Grove Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany was in charge of arrangements. [Died July 21, 1983] Born Feb. 25, 1895, at Bilyeu Den, Mr. Bilyeu had lived all of his life in the Brownsville and Halsey areas. He was a farmer. Mr. Bilyeu also was a police marshal in Halsey before his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a member of the Sweet Home Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He married Violet V. Carver on April 7, 1943, at Eugene. She died in 1968. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Roth, Brownsville, and a sister, Eola Dell Falk. [Obit cut off] Democrat Herald, July 26, 1983 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Peter R. – Obituary

At his home in Scio, Oregon, October 18, 1901, with cancer of the throat, Peter Bilyeu, aged 64 years, 2 months and 21 days. Mr. Bilyeu had been sick about two years and he bore his sufferings without complaining. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Brenner on November 17, 1859 to them were born five children: Mrs. Nancy Morrow, Mrs. Laura Paul, Jeff Bilyeu, Evert Bilyeu, and Brenner Bilyeu all who survive him. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee – Obituary

Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee Linn Co., OR Funeral services for Laura Bilyeu, 91, of 350 S. Eighth St., who died Sunday [July 25, 1976] at Lebanon Community Hospital after a long illness, were held today at Scio Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Burial followed at Franklin Butte Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany was in charge of the arrangements. She was born June 7, 1885 in St. Charles, Iowa and had lived most of her life in Scio. She married Edie Bilyeu on Aug. 25, 1906 in Albany. He died in 1962. Survivors include a son, Raymond M. of Lebanon; a brother, Jim Lee of Florence; and three grandchildren. Lebanon Express, July 29, 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Joseph Lane – Obituary

Joseph Lane Bilyeu, 78, died at his home on Rose Street in Lebanon Monday morning [March 22, 1943]. He was born in Scio, Apr. 27, 1865, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Bilyeu. Surviving him are his wife, Sarah Elizabeth [Gatts]; two sons, Amos and Ralph; two daughters, Mrs. Beva Foster and Mrs. Britta Ludke; a sister, Mrs. Irene Martin of Independence; and a brother, Hugh, of Jefferson. Funeral services were held at the Harry C. Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Simons officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery at Lacomb. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, John Long – Obituary

At his residence in Bilyeu Den on Sunday Dec. 18, 1892, John Bilyeu, age 68 years. John Bilyeu was born in Overton County, Tennessee, July 23 1824. While young, he with his parents moved to Indiana, thence to Illinois where he was married to Miss Nancy Workman, March 9 1848. In the fall of the same year, they moved to Missouri where they resided till the spring of 1853, when with two children they started across the plains, arriving in Oregon, August 10, 1853, and resided in Linn County the most of the time since. He raised a large family of children–nine sons and five daughters. He leaves his wife, seven sons and three daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his demise. His disease was of long standing, and he seemed to realize his condition, often telling his friends that he did not think he had long to live. He spoke to the writer several months ago, and gave some instructions in regard to the funeral exercises. He said it was a satisfaction to a man in his last days to know that he had always been honest in his business transactions with his fellowmen. He made no profession of the Christian religion but gave of his means in support of the church and Sunday school in his community. He did not think that...

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