Location: Lostine Oregon

Obituary of Lester E. Hammack

Jamison, Oregon—Lester E. Hammack 89, of Jamison, died July 13,1989, in a Vale nursing home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Vale, Rev. Paul Ratzlaff officiating. Internment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Vale, under the direction of Lienkaemper Chapel of Vale. He was born June 12, 1900 in Lostine, Oregon, the son of John L. and Alice Bohannon Hammack. He moved with his parents and lived in Elgin, Echo and Milton-Freewater, Oregon before moving to Cow Valley in 1918. He moved to Jamison in 1920 where he ranched and farmed. He married Crystal Cammann August 28, 1924 in Payette, Idaho. She preceded him in death January 9, 1978 in Ontario, Oregon. He continued to reside in Jamison. He was a member of the Christian Church in Vale and a past Malheur County Commissioner, member of the Malheur County Cattlemen’s Association and director of the Dell Cemetery and a director of various other boards. Survivors include, one daughter, Verna M. Hammack of Vale, a son and daughter-in-law, W.C. ‘Bud’ and Lorraine Hammack of Jamison, four grand-daughters, Jeanie Singleton of Jamison, Cathy Reinke of Gooding, Idaho, Susan Snyder and Connie Brinton, both of Ontario, nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, many grand nieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three half-brothers, two half-sisters and one...

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Biography of George Bartholomew Cook

George Bartholomew Cook, who has been engaged in the operation of the ranch on which he now resides in the Wallowa valley for nearly thirty years, is one of the well known pioneers in the vicinity of Lostine. He was born in Polk County, Oregon, on the 27th of February 1862, and is the son of Thomas L. and Harriet (Jacobs) Cook. The parents came to the Willamette valley in 1854 and there the father engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1879 when together with his family he removed to Wallowa County. Here he passed away the same year, but the mother survived until 1909. The Boyhood and early youth of George Bartholomew Cook were passed on the ranch where he was born, and in the cultivation of which he began to assist at a very early age. He was given the advantages of but a meager education, such schooling as he acquired being obtained in the Willamette valley when he was a lad of between and sixteen years. He accompanied his parents on their removal to Wallowa County in 1879 and here he filed on a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres upon attaining his majority, and has ever since devoted his energies to its cultivation. During the intervening years he has effected marvelous changes in his place, which is located two miles south of Lostine, and now...

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Biography of William La Fayette McCubbin

William La Fayette McCubbin, a well known ranchman of Wallowa county, where he has resided for more than twenty years, was born in Washington county, Oregon, on the 11th of January, 1869, and is a son of John B. and Martha J. (Yarber) McCubbin. The father passed away in 1880, but the mother is still living. William LaFayette McCubbin was only a lad of eleven years at the time of the death of his father. He was reared at Wapinitia, this state, where he attended the public schools in the acquirement of an education until he was sixteen. Feeling that he had a sufficient knowledge to enable him to become self-supporting, he then left school and engaged in the stock-business in that vicinity. In 1900 he removed from Wasco to Wallowa County,. He then withdrew from this and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits in the vicinity of Lostine and this has ever since engaged his entire time and attention. Progressive and enterprising in his methods, Mr. McCubbin has applies himself intelligently to his vocation and is considered an efficient ranchman. On the 20th of October, 1898, Mr. McCubbin completed his arrangements for a home of his own by his marriage to Miss Maude I. Masterson, a daughter of William and Anna Masterson of Lostine, Oregon, and they have become the parents of three children, Bernice, Cecil and Everett,...

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Biography of Crawford Wallace Womack

C. W. (Crawford Wallace) Womack, who lives retired at Lostine, Oregon, is one of the pioneer settlers of Wallowa valley. He was born in Shelby County, Illinois, on October 4, 1844, the son of William and Martha A. (Jordan) Womack, both of whom were natives of Tennessee. The parents were married in Illinois, where they had removed in youth with their parent’s. After their marriage they resided for a short time in Shelby County and then removed to Lee County, Iowa, and later to Putnam County, Missouri. In 1866 they came to Oregon, locating near Lostine, Oregon in Wallowa County, where they purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land. Later they moved into the town of Lostine, where they both passed away, the father, October 15, 1901, at the age of eighty-four years, and the mother February 9, 1901, at the age of eighty-three. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal church. The father belonged to the Masonic lodge, having joined that order in the early ‘60s. C. W. Womack was reared under the parental roof and acquired his education in the common schools, attending an old time log schoolhouse, with its split logs for benches and its puncheon floor. In 1863, at the age of nineteen, he went with the gold seekers to Pike’s Peak, in Colorado, where he spent the summer, returning that winter to...

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Wallowa County Oregon Burial Index – Surnames A – Z

Surname A ABLE: Flora ACTON: Flora, Prairie Creek ADAMS: Prairie Creek ADEY: Enterprise ADRIAN: Enterprise AGER: Flora AKERS: Wallowa AKIN: Alder Slope AKINS: Enterprise ALESON: Enterprise ALEXANDER: Paradise ALFORD: Bramlet, Enterprise ALLARD: Prairie Creek, Wallowa ALLEN: Bramlet, Enterprise, Lost Prairie, Lostine ALTO: Enterprise ALUMBAUGH: Wallowa ALVERTIE: Enterprise AMEY: Enterprise, Prairie Creek AMONINO: Enterprise ANDERSON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa ANDRAESON: Wallowa ANDREWS: Enterprise ANSON: Lostine APPLEGATE: Flora, Paradise, Prairie Creek ARAM: Enterprise ARMON: Bramlet ARNOLD: Enterprise, Imnaha ASCHENBRENNER: Enterprise ASERNATH: Enterprise ASHER: Enterprise, Lostine ASSMAN: Lostine ASTWOOD: Enterprise AUDET: Enterprise AULT: Enterprise AUSLER: Enterprise, Flora AUTHIER: Lost Prairie AUTRLY: Bartlett AVERILL: Enterprise AVERY: Enterprise, Lostine Surname B BACON: Enterprise, Lost Prairie BAGGETT: Wallowa BAILEY: Enterprise BAILIE: Enterprise BAIRD: Enterprise, Wallowa BAKER, Enterprise, Flora, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAKKE: Wallowa BALDWIN: Bramlet BALENTIN: Prairie Creek BALES: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BALLANTYNE: Prairie Creek BALLARD: Enterprise, Wallowa BALLAS: Enterprise BALTER: Prairie Creek BANKHEAD: Bramlet, Wallowa BANNISTER: Enterprise BARBER: Enterprise BARE: Imnaha BAREMORE: Wallowa BARKLOW: Wallowa BARNARD: Hurricane Creek, Prairie Creek BARNES: Enterprise, Paradise BARNETT: Enterprise, Wallowa BARNHILL: Enterprise BARTER: Enterprise BARTH: Enterprise BARTLES: Enterprise BARTON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Hurricane Creek, Lostine, Prairie Creek, Promise, Wallowa BASENETT: Enterprise BASFORD: Enterprise BASH: Enterprise BASIM: Enterprise BASSETT: Wallowa BATER: Enterprise BATES: Prairie Creek BATLY: Prairie Creek BAUER: Enterprise BAXLEY: Enterprise BAXTER: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAY: Alder Slope, Enterprise BAZINE: Wallowa BEACH: Enterprise, Paradise BEALS: Prairie...

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Biographical Sketch of William H. Pullen

William H. Pullen is one of the prominent men of Malheur County, being both a successful business man and property owner and popular County official. He was born in Illinois, on March 1, 1845, being the son of William and Mary (Weils) Pullen, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Liverpool. When thirteen, he went with his parents to Texas, remaining there until 1867, and then returned to Illinois, where he engaged in farming until 1872. At that date a move was made to Pawnee County, Nebraska, and that was his home until 1880. He next located in Coos County, Oregon, where two years were spent and another move was made to Jackson County, whence one year later he returned to Coos bay and remained there five years. We next see Mr. Pullen in Wallowa County where he engaged in the mercantile pursuit at Lostine. Four years after this venture, he sold out and went to the lumbering business in Paradise, the same County. It was 1897, when Mr. Pullen came to Malheur County and bought one hundred and twenty acres of fertile land one-fourth of a mile from Owyhee. He has also eighty acres in Idaho and his land is well improved. In 1900 he was called by the people to act as County assessor, his name appearing on the Republican ticket and in the spring of 1902 he was...

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Biography of Robert C. Mays

ROBERT C. MAYS. – The well-known and capable business man, whose name appears at the head of this article, is one of the most widely known men of Union, and Wallowa counties, and is at the present time handling a large business as warehouseman at Elgin, where he is numbered among the leading residents of that thriving city, and he has made a record in this section that is both crowned with gratifying success from a financial standpoint, and wherein he has maintained a representation that is untarnished and displayed talents that properly place him among the real leaders in the county. On August 31, 1860, in McMinnville Oregon, our subject first saw the light, being the son of John C. and Martha J. (Nye) Mays, natives of North Carolina, who were married on June 22, 1851 in Missouri, Brown county,and the following year threaded the dreary plains and climbed the rugged mountains that separated eastern civilization from the western wilds, using for transportation ox teams. Settlement was made in Yam Hill county, three miles distant from McMinnville, and a donation claim of one-half section was secured. Work commenced in earnest to make a good home, and when sixteen years later Mr. Mays sold his farm it was one of the best and most finely improved in the entire valley. In 1869 they came to Walla Walla and thence,...

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Womack, Charles Crawford – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Charles Crawford Womack, 76, died about 8 a. m . Saturday about four miles southwest of Lostine while deer hunting, apparently from a heart attack. He had had a heart ailment for several years. Womack had gone out deer hunting and had shot a doe about a hundred yards from his car. He had not dressed out the animal and had fallen about five feet from the deer where he was found by Elzie Makin and his son. Womack was the son of pioneer parents, William and Mellie Catherine Womack, and was born at Lostine on April 26, 1890. He is survived by one brother, Fred L. Womack, and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Hall, both of Lostine. Memorial services were held, Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Lostine Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Bollman Funeral Home and the pastor, Rev. Earl Eyre officiating. Mrs. Luella Miller was organist, and Melvin and Warner Crow sang “Theres A Wideness In God’s Mercy” and “Home On The Range”. Casket bearers were: Robert Hulse, Cecil McCubbin, W.E. McCubbin, James A. Funk, Truman Poulson and Wayne Crow, and burial was in the Lostine...

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Hammack, James A. – Obituary

James A. Hammack, 37, Lostine, died Sunday, Jan.27, 1980, at Grande Ronde Hospital following an illness. Mr. Hammack, a milker and ranch hand, was born March 31, 1942 in Enterprise. Mr. Hammack, son of the late Albert Hammack of Enterprise, is survived by his mother, Mrs. John (Marion) Soares, of Enterprise; brothers, Donald H., of Ukiah and Chester W., of Parma, Idaho; and many other relatives. Services are scheduled Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bollman’s Chapel in Enterprise, with the rev. Lewis Frees officiating. Internment will follow at Lostine Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mr. Hammack to the Oregon Lung Association, c/o Bollman’s Funeral Home, Enterprise, Ore., 97828. Source: Sue Wells, Elgin, Oregon La Grande Observer Jan. 29, 1980 Page...

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Hammack, J. W. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. J. W. Hammack, one of the best known of Wallowa an Union county pioneers, died at her home at Lostine, Friday night, June 3, 1927 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 17 days. Sarah Miller was born in Spencer county, Indiana, Oct., 17, 1842. In 1856 she was united in marriage to J. W. Hammack who passed away Oct. 15, 1912. She united with the Christian church when about 19 years of age and remained a faithful member until her death. About ten years ago she had a severe stroke of paralysis, from which she never fully recovered, although she was able to help herself and do the work at her own little home. She took great pleasure in visiting her daughters who live in Lostine. About five years ago she suffered a second stroke, which left her more feeble. On May 6, of this year she became ill with flu and had been almost bedfast ever since. Friday morning about  5 o’clock she had a third stroke from which she never rallied. She was greatly loved by all who knew her, and every child in the community was her favorite. Her death has cast the whole community in gloom. She had lived in the Lostine community for 27 years, and was an eastern Oregon pioneer, having come to Union county in 1867. In the spring...

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McCubbin, J. H. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon J. H. McCubbin, who passed away at his home in Lostine on January 31, 1910, was well known in that town and throughout the surrounding county and his qualities were such as gained for him the respect and friendship of all with whom he came into contact. In his business career he won success and was honored by reason of the straightforward methods, which he always followed. He was born in Miller county, Missouri, on October 25, 1845, the son of William R. and Nancy (Bilyen) McCubbin, who came from Miller county, Missouri, to Oregon. J. H. McCubbin was reared on his father’s farm and acquired his education in the common schools. When a young man he apprenticed himself in the blacksmith trade to his brother-in-law, J. H. Brown, with whom he later entered into partnership in that business. For about one year after his marriage in 1872 he resided in Clackamas county, but in 1873, removed to Wasco county where he engaged in farming and did such blacksmithing as his few neighbors wished done. In 1877 he came to Wallowa valley where he purchased two hundred acres of school land adjoining the town of Lostine and subsequently he added to this until his holdings comprised in all four hundred and eighty acres. He lived on that place until 1906 when he rented the same...

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Caudle, Harley Floyd – Obituary

Harley Floyd Caudle Harley Floyd Caudle was born December 23, 1904, in Lostine, and died on April 23, 1997, in Enterprise at the age of 92. Harley was the son of Berkley V. and Carrie Viola Hammack Caudle. As a youngster he attended Lostine school until the age of 10 when he left home to go to work. He then worked for his room and board, milking cows, doing farm chores and continuing to go to school. All his life he was close to the land and animals, especially horses, which he broke and rode until three years ago when he was forced by health problems to leave his beloved ranch and the 10 head of horses he still owned. Harley married Agnes Chapman on June 28, 1942, in Enterprise. When they were first married he worked for the Oregon State Highway Department in Union County. Harley and his father helped build the highway up Minam hill. Later, Harley plowed the first furrow for the road coming around the hill into Enterprise. During Harley’s life he lived in Cove, Union and Lostine. He was active in community affairs, serving as president of Wallowa County Stock growers, receiving the award for Grassman of the Year, and serving several terms on the Lostine school board and Wallowa County Rural school board. Harley was active in Southfork Grange, Wallowa County Wranglers, and...

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Hammack, Emily Elestia – Obituary

Wallowa-Funeral rites were held here Saturday at the Christian Church for Mrs. E. Gastin. Mrs. Emily Elestia Hammack, Womack, Gastin was born April 12, 1871 at La Grande, Or. and came with her parents to Wallowa County when a small girl. The family settled near Lostine where she grew to womanhood. She was married to T. M. Gastin at Lostine, about 42 years ago. Following the death of her husband Jacob Clairborne Womack a number of years ago ( 1904), Mrs. Gastin had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Middle Valley. she is survived by four other daughters; Mrs. Leola Leaman (not Jacob’s child) of Berkley, California, Mrs. Clara Lureene Womack, Wood, Finstad of Baker, Or. Mrs. Gladys S. Womack Hale of Hermiston, Or. and Mrs. Mina Hazel Womack, Litchfield. Johnson of Wallowa. Or., as well as as a number of of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many relatives. services were conducted by the Rev. Stover of Enterprise with burial in the Lostine Cemetery. Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this...

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Crow, Elda Mae (Childers) – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Vic Crow Fatally Injured in Auto Crash Mrs. Victor M. Crow was instantly killed Saturday evening when the Crow car met with a violent accident as they were on their way to the basketball tournament in Wallowa. The accident occurred about three-quarters of a mile west of Lostine. Mrs. Crow apparently died from severe head injuries. The automobile was completely demolished. A pickup, owned by Darrell Rysdam had stopped on the edge of the highway to retrieve one of the sideboards that had blown off. The Crow’s automobile crashed into the left rear of the truck while Rysdam was in the borrow pit picking up the sideboard. The impact of the collision threw the truck across a bridge abutment while the Crow’s automobile spun around and careened off of the opposite side of the road facing the east. Vic, himself, was thrown from the car and landed in the middle of the pavement receiving extreme cuts and bruises. He was taken to the doctor in Wallowa for immediate treatment and was later transferred to the Wallowa Memorial Hospital. His injuries included a slight head concussion along with the extensive cuts and soreness. How long he will have to remain a patient at the hospital was not determined at first report. Rysdam, who lives at the top of Minam Hill about a mile north of...

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Gray, Charles H. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Charles H. Gray dies at age 82 Charles H. Gray, 82, died Saturday evening at his home at 1240 Baltimore Avenue. A retired employe of The Shevlin – Hixon Company, he was a Bend resident for 30 years. A native Oregonian, Mr. Gray was born Nov. 24, 1877, at Lostine, in Wallowa County. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, at the home address: two daughters, Ladesca (Mrs. Elmer) Brown, Bend, and Willa Crockett, Tangent, and three sons: Arell H. Gray, Cathlamet, Wash.; Thorval Gay, Lostine; Berrell [Verell] W. Gray, Dillard. There are 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Edna Mitchell, Union. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Heider’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Harriet Marling of True Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be in Deschutes Memorial Gardens. The Bend Bulletin Monday October 10, 1960 Page...

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