Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Another Old Settler Passes To Eternal Home W.S. Dishman, an early settler of this county, well remembered by all the older residents, and father of Mrs. George S. Craig of this city, died at Whittier, Cal., Tuesday night, September 12, of illness due to old age, for he was in his 89th year. The body was brought to Portland for burial, the funeral being held Sunday afternoon from the home of William I. Dishman, a son of the deceased. Mr. Dishman was born in Kentucky, Dec. 6, 1821, and came west in the early eighties, settling on Swamp Creek, where for a number of years he was a prosperous rancher and stockman. He was one of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in this city. About 10 years ago, he moved to Walla Walla, then to Ashland but of late years he and Mrs. Dishman resided with their son at Whittier in Southern California. Besides his aged companion, herself past 80 years of age, he leaves two sons and two daughters, John E. of Whittier, W.I. of Portland, Mrs. Mattie Imbler of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Sally B. Craig of this city and numerous grandchildren. Mr. Dishman was an active man in business life, of strict integrity and lived up to his profession of Christianity. The family has the sympathy of all the old friends...Read More
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Mr. M.L. Johnson, formerly a well known figure at Lostine, died in Los Angeles, California, on January 31st. He had been married about a week when operated on for appendicitis, dying the next day. Mr. Johnson was reputed to have been a wealthy man at one time but the money went easy as it came and died with his fortune all gone. He was a miner of ability and located many claims in Wallowa county. He leaves one child, Mrs. N.A. Winings of Parma, Idaho. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, r February 13,...Read More
Marjorie E. (Ellen) Wood-Jaensch-Bowers-Strack-Williams Marjorie Ellen Williams, a 6-year resident of Bullhead City, AZ, died Wednesday June 12, 1996, in Bullhead City. AZ. Marjorie Ellen Wood was born to James Franklin Wood and Clara Lureene Womack on October 29, 1920 in Hermiston, Oregon. She was married to Charles Franklin Jaensch of Enterprise, Oregon in Dayton, Washington on January 14, 1939. They had two children, Gerald (Gary) Franklin Jaensch, and David (Dave) Michael Jaensch. Marjorie later married Lawrence Williams of Los Angeles, California. She is survived by her mother Clara L. Finstad of Port Lavaca, Texas, a sister, Lavonne Burgess of Port Lavaca, Texas, three grand children, Timothy B. Jaensch and Lisa M. Davis of Baker City, Oregon and Eric M. Jaensch of Hillsboro, Oregon. Three great-grand children, Ashlee J. and Casey G. Jaensch of Baker City and Kody C. Younger of Baker City, Oregon. and many nieces and nephews, and a special thank you to her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Tom Brooks of Victoria, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Williams in 1991, her father James Franklin Wood died May 3, 1938 in Wallowa, Oregon. A brother, James LeLand Wood of Vancouver, Washington, November 29, 1985. She was a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge in Downey, California and a member of the Bullhead City Moose Lodge. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m....Read More
Dr. Fred Roscoe Sutton, physician and surgeon of Bartlesville, has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in Oklahoma since 1898. The passing years have chronicled the steady growth and progress of the state and in keeping with the trend of change and advancement is the record of Dr. Sutton, who at all times has kept abreast of the latest researches and discoveries relative to the laws of health. He was born in Emporia, Kansas, January 14, 1874, and is a son of Dr. George W. Sutton, a native of Kentucky, whose birth occurred just across the River from Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1840, and who was largely educated in that city. He pursued his professional course in the Cincinnati Medical College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1865. In the meantime, however, he had spent four years as a soldier of the Union army during the Civil war, having enlisted at Cincinnati in an Ohio regiment, in which he rose to the rank of captain. In 1871 he removed to Emporia, Kansas, where he soon became established in a large practice, his ability being at once recognized. He also became a prominent figure in connection with public and political affairs and was a most ardent exponent of the Republican platform. It was Dr. George W. Sutton who more than any one else, was instrumental in...Read More
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ellen Mae Reich passed away April 26, 2000, at her home in Enterprise. She was born August 5, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. She married her husband of 53 years, William James Reich, who passed away April 13, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Elvin White, and Ester Obling (Thompson) White. Survivors include two sons, Terence J. Reich of Enterprise and Randall J. Reich, Central Point; one sister, Barbara Murray White of Oahu, Hawaii; two brothers, Harold White, Fallbrook, California, and William White, Carson City, Nevada; and one granddaughter, Brook Reich. Graveside services are pending. Donations may be made to Wallowa Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 4, 2000 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...Read More
Malcolm Campbell Newman, M. D., whose work as a physician and surgeon had brought him high standing among the citizens of Toronto and over a large part of the county, moved to Toronto in 1913 from Virgil, where he had practiced for several years. Doctor Newman looks after a large general medical and surgical practice, having his offices on the main street of town, and since locating at Toronto had served as health officer. He is a member of the Woodson County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association. Doctor Newman was born in Gentry County, Missouri, August 20, 1881. The Newmans combine both Scotch and English stock and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. Doctor Newman’s mother’s people were pioneers in Indiana. Isaac B. Newman, his father, was born in Pike County, Ohio, in 1841. In 1865 his parents removed to Gentry County, Missouri, and he came with them and married there. For a number of years he was a merchant and hotel proprietor at Darlington, Missouri. In 1886 he came to Greeley County, Kansas, and was identified with stock raising there until he retired to California in 1911. He died at Huntington Park, California, in 1913. He made a creditable record as a soldier during the Civil war. He went out with the Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry in 1862, and was in the army...Read More
George Pierson Morehouse has a place among the prominent and well known public men of Kansas due to an exceptional range of interests and activities. His life had touched agricultural and business affairs, and had bad its influence in the political, legal and literary life of the West. For many years he lived at Diamond Springs or Council Grove in Morris County, but at present resided in Topeka, though he still spends considerable time upon the large stock farm known as the old “Morehouse Ranche” at Diamond Springs, which he owned and upon which the family settled nearly fifty years ago. At that time, the Kansa or Kaw Indians were on their reservation nearby, and going back and forth to the great buffalo ranges only two days drive to the westward. Large herds of long-horned cattle were driven along the old Santa Fe trial and the Kaw Indian trail, guarded by the then simon-pure festive cow-boy; the only settlers were few, scattered and located along the watered and wooded streams; and the vast sea of luxuriant prairie grass between the water courses died unused and became the dangerous food for the conflagrations which annually swept over that region. Game also was very plentiful. Inured to the many rigors of frontier life of that period, George P. Morehonse grew to manhood and became expert as a hunter and horseman. Money...Read More
Imnaha, Oregon Jean Gardner Bell, 84, of Carlsbad, Calif., died May 13, 2004, at home. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Los Angeles, Calif. After graduating from John Marshall High School, she attended Glendale Junior College and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) before marrying Franklin Bell II, a union that lasted 50 years until his death in 1992. They founded Bell Pipe and Supply Company in Anaheim, Calif., and raised their family in Tustin, Calif. In 1975 the couple bought a ranch on the upper Imnaha River where they spent springs and summers and Mrs. Bell worked tirelessly in her garden. After Frank’s death, she traveled extensively throughout the U. S. and abroad with her close companion James “Rip” Harper. Survivors include her companion James Harper; children Madelyn, Kristin and Franklin III; sisters Betty Riley and Suzanne Tully; five grandchildren; brother-in-law Ains Bell; cousin Joanne Youngberg; and friends and other family members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 20,...Read More
Enterprise, Oregon Ruth G. Evans Burcham, formerly of Enterprise, died in Arlington, Wash. on March 28, 2006. She was 91. Mrs. Burcham was born in Duncan, Ariz., on Feb. 27, 1915 to John Evans and Minnie Lloyd. She was raised in Duncan, and attended high school there. She became a nurse’s aide in a Catholic geriatrics hospital. On November 14, 1931, Ruth married Orville Jay Burcham in Riverside, Calif. They had two children. After living in Enterprise and Pomona, Calif., the couple moved to Pendleton in 1961, where they resided for 35 years. Mrs. Burcham was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 61 years, Orville Jay Burcham. She is survived by her son Donald John Burcham of Redmond, her daughter Diana Basim of Arlington, Wash., 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Ruth Burcham may be made to a charity of choice. Graveside services have been held. Wallowa County Chieftain – April 6, 2006 Contributed By: Sue...Read More
Joseph, Oregon Donald Franz Buhler Funeral services for local ranch owner Don Buhler, 88, who died Monday, March 19, 2007, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Joseph United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the Buhler Ranch at the foot of Mount Joseph near Joseph will follow. A full obituary will be published next week. Wallowa County Chieftain – March 22, 2007 Contributed By: Sue Wells Second Obit. Donald Franz Buhler, real estate developer and local rancher, died in Portland on March 19, 2007, at the age of 88. During his final weekend, he was surrounded by his grandchildren. Don was born on August 24, 1918, in Polson, Montana, in a house that his father, a lumber yard owner, built near Flathead Lake. Shortly thereafter, his parents, Jake and Anna, and his little sister, Marjorie, headed west to Los Angeles. At L.A. High, Don met future bride, Virginia Reed. During those teenage years, Don’s intellectual curiosity and spirit of adventure drew him to numerous activities. He joined youth groups, was a star member of the drama club, took elocution classes and practiced public speaking, among other activities. He was also a member of the Pages, a philanthropic young men’s organization, and he was appointed youth director at First Methodist Church L.A. During that time, his faith strengthened and became a driving...Read More
Joseph, Oregon Gifford “Giff” Ryder Case died Feb. 27, 2007, at home in Joseph with his wife Susanna, son Richard, and daughter Lorri at his side. He was 87. Mr. Case was born Sept 21, 1919, on a rural family farm five miles outside of Milford, Penn. He was the third of six boys born to Arthur B. Case and Emilie Fieg Case. Mr. Case loved sharing stories of his childhood and teen years growing up on the beloved Oak Tree Farm. In 1938, after trying a year at Drexel Institute College, he set out on a travel adventure across the U.S. toward the “Gold Coast” and maybe South America in a 1932 Chevrolet roadster. In Southern California, as fate would have it, he met and married the love of his life Susanna Waggoner. They raised four children in Maywood, Calif., sharing just about everything together including a lifelong philosophy centered around the family and a deep religious faith. Mr. Case became a radar technician in the navy during World War II and later trained as an electrician. He belonged to the IBEW Electrical Union for 60 years in which he actively worked 34 years. He willingly shared his numerous electrical handyman skills throughout his life and after retiring would only work for others as a “gift of love.” He was an elder, deacon, teacher, youth director, and choir...Read More
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991, at 2 p.m. at Bollman Funeral Home for Ella L. Allen. Burial will follow in the Lostine Cemetery. Miss Allen died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1991, at a Gresham nursing center from causes related to age. She was 93. She was born near Lostine, on Jan. 30, 1898, the youngest child of Wallowa County pioneer parents, William H, and Annie B. Allen. She was a graduate of Lostine High School and Oregon State University (then Oregon Agriculture College) in 1921. She taught home economics in Joseph, Wallowa and Elgin and in Tenino, and Redmond, Ore., and White Salmon and Camas Washington high schools. During World War II she took a leave of absence from teaching to work with the YWCA as director of United Service Organizations in Wilmington, California and Tacoma, Wash. She was a life-long member of the Christian Church. Her greatest interests and pleasures came from her family, her career and her church. She is survived by five nephews and seven nieces, numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and friends. Miss Allen was the great-aunt of Joe Spence, Willis Bailey and Lois Blankinship, all of Enterprise. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters. The family suggests remembrances may be contributions to a charity of one’s choice. Wallowa County Chieftain Transcribed by Dixie...Read More
Union, Union County, Oregon Archie Burford, native of High Valley and a graduate of Cove high school, died unexpectedly Friday in Glendale, Cal. His sister, Mrs. Ray Hartley, and a nephew (Howard is son of Archie), Howard Burford, La Grande, left for Glendale Saturday. Photo of tombstone: Archie R. Burford Loving Husband and Father 1892 – 1950 Donated by Margaret Shinoki “Archie R. Burford” The Union Republic. Union, Union County, Oregon. Friday, February 24, 1950. Volume 62, Number 40, Page 1. Funeral services for Archie Reed Burford, who died Feb. 10 at his home in Glendale, Calif., were held at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Little Church of the Flowers, under the direction of a Los Angeles mortuary. Interment was at Forest Lawn memorial park. Rev. Palmquist, D.D. of Wilshire Methodist church officiated. Burford was born June 28, 1892 at Cove. He was married to Lula M. Davis on Oct. 14, 1916. Survivors include his widow; a son Howard Burford, La Grande; a daughter, Mrs. LaVaughn Gauthier of Glendale, and three grandchildren. Beside his immediate family, Burford leaves five brothers, William, Orphie and Frank, all of Union, Arthur of Hermiston and Claude of Jarvis, Ore. Five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cockrell, Union, Mrs. Hazel Hartley and Mrs. Opal Gassett, Cove, Mrs. Vivian Mytenger of Pendleton and Mrs. Letha Parr of Anacortes, Wash. A number of other near relatives...Read More
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Daughter Of Pioneers Dies A high Salvation Army official and daughter of a pioneer Summerville family, Olive Childers, died Saturday at a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will take place at the Dempsey Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Col. John Erickson officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Born Nov. 3, 1880, Miss Childers was the daughter of Frank and Mary Childers. Childers was one-time sheriff of Union County. Miss Childers had served as a Salvation Army officer since 1898 and worked in the La Grande area from 1915 until 1917. She held some of the highest posts for women in the Army and served as superintendent of the home for unwed mothers both in Denver, Colo., and Los Angeles, Calif. She retired from active service in 1940 and had made her home here since that time. She resided at 1306 Fifth Ave. Surviving is one niece, Adla Rose Edwards, La Habra, Calif., a sister, Della Wagner preceded her in death last November. La Grande Observer Monday, July 31, 1961 Page...Read More
Union, Union County, Oregon Dr. D. Y. K. Deering, an old-time resident of Union, well and favorably known in Union and Baker counties, died at Long Beach, California, March 18, 1927. His funeral was held March 20, interment was in the Long Beach cemetery. Dr. Deering was one time Sheriff of Union county, and a prominent figure in eastern Oregon politics. He also owned a big bunch of livestock-mostly horses, and took an interest in racing. Contributed by: Larry...Read More
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