Location: Lostine Oregon

Courtney, Pinkney L. – Obituary

Mrs. B.T. Long received word Thursday evening of the death of her father, P. L. Courtney at Payette, Idaho and left for that place Friday. M. O. Courtney of Lostine accompanied her. P. L. Courtney was one of the earliest settlers of the valley and lived here until recent years when he was compelled to try a different climate to relieve asthma from which he was a sufferer. He spent the past year in California from there going to Payette only two weeks ago and on the trip contracted the influenza to which he succumbed. Pinkney L. Courtney was born on January 31, 1848, in Mongabala(?) county, Virginia. He moved with his parents from there to Appanoose county, Iowa, ten years later. A few years later they again moved this time to Lucus County, Iowa. On October 17, 1867 he was united in marriage with Jane E. Barger and the same year they united with the Baptist church and remained faithful to the end. Nine children were born to the union six of whom are living, three dying in infancy. Those surviving are: Alphon W. Courtney, Payette, Idaho. Mrs. B. T. Long of Enterprise, Oregon. C. R. Courtney, Heber, Calif. Mark O. Courtney, Lostine, Ore. Mrs. L.C. Gates, Long Beach, Calif. In June 1873 he settled on a farm near Summerville, Oregon. In April 1883 they moved to a...

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Cook, Riley – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Riley Cook Dead Riley Cook passed away at his home above Lostine Tuesday morning January 8th at 3:00 o’clock. He has been quite ill for some days with heart trouble. He is widely known as one of the pioneers of Wallowa County. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock from the Christian Hall by Rev. Jasper Bogue. The Odd Fellows will attend in a body and officiate at the grave. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, January 9,...

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Cook, Lester – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon A Former Enterprise Resident Dies In Colorado Hospital Lester Cook passed away at Fort Lyons near Las Animas, Colorado, Aug. 30th, 1920, at the age of twenty-one years and eight months. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines, December 1, 1916, and saw service in the Pacific, being sent home from the Philippines about one year ago following an attack of flu. He has since been in the hospital at Fort Lyon. He is survived by his father, Fred Cook, and sister, Mrs. Elwood Robinson of Enterprise. The body was taken to Wassau, Wisconsin, for burial. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, September 16,...

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Cook, Jerile W. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon The Pioneers are going one by one and slowly we are all moving toward that realm from which no traveler ever returns to the scenes of earth. Jerile W. Cook, the subject of this sketch passed away at his home just south of Lostine, January 8th, 1918, after several weeks’ illness. He was born January 14, 1851, thus being 66 years, 11 months and 14 days of age at the time of death. In 1845 his parents came from Cass County, Illinois, his birth place, and settled in Polk County, Oregon. In 1879 he came to Wallowa County, having spent the winter of 1878-79 in Palouse, Washington. His father, mother and brother also came to Wallowa County about that time and have all since resided here. His father and mother and two brothers are buried under the sod of Wallowa valley. Thus the family is to be numbered among those sturdy pioneers whose determination and strong right arm have counted in the building of the state. He leaves four brothers, several nephews and nieces to mourn his going. His brothers are William, T. R., G. B. and N.J. Cook all living up the canyon south of Lostine. As a young man he identified himself with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Polk County and has since been faithful in his endeavors to inoculate those...

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Caudle, Harley Floyd – Obituary

Harley Floyd Caudle was born Dec. 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 Stockgrowers, receiving the award for Grass man of the Year, and serving several terms on the Lostine school board and Wallowa County Rural school board. Harley was active in South fork Grange, Wallowa County Wranglers, and the Elks...

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Downs, Francis Helen – Obituary

Francis Helen Ward was born to Joseph W. and Mary B. Ward at Unionville, Missouri March 14, 1886, and died at Lostine January 19, 1918, being 31 years, 10 months and 5 days of age. When about two years old, her parents came to Lostine where she has since lived. She received her education in the Lostine schools. On May 9th, 1909, she was united in marriage to Henry W. Downs and to them was born three children of whom two survive. Grandy Henry, age two years and Sophia Mary, age six months. These two motherless babes, her husband, her mother, Mrs. Mary B. Ward; three brothers Ober Ward of Marr Flatt, D.C. ward of Pollock, Mo., James C. Ward, Unionville, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Hulse of Lostine, are all surivors to cherish in tender memory their loved one. About twelve years ago, Mrs. Downs became a Christian, affiliating with the Seven Day Adventists. This faith continued even unto death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bogue assisted by Rev. Williams on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Lostine cemtery. Card of Thanks We wish to thank all those who so kindly helped us in the illness and death of our wife, mother, daughter and sister. The Relatives. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon Wednesday, January 23,...

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Cooper, Edith L. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services for Edith L. Cooper, 82, of Newberg, were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Macy and Son Funeral Chapel in McMinnville. Interment will follow at the Enterprise Cemetery. She died Nov. 6, 1993, at the Chehalem Care Center in Newburg. She was born June 17, 1911, in Lostine, the daughter of Martin Luther and Hattie Jane (Biggs) Greenough. On July 8, 1929, she married William H. Cooper in Enterprise. Mrs. Cooper was raised and school in Lostine. She helped raise her brother and sisters and then lived on her uncle’s farm and helped him farm. In 1961 she moved to Newberg and in the late 70s she moved back to Lostine until 1984 when she moved back to Newberg. She loved to play cards. Survivors include five sons, William Jr., Ramon, Darrell, Gary and Steven Cooper, all from Newberg; three daughters, Carol Jane Prine, White Salmon, Wash., Lois A., Trent, Puyallup, Wash., and Susan Perez, McMinnville; one sister, Louise Gettling, Klamath Falls; 27 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son; Wesley Cooper, two brothers, one sister and three grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 11, 1993 Page...

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Franks, W. T. – Obituary

W. T. Franks died at Lostine last Saturday, February 28th, from a relapse of the influenza. He had almost recovered from a severe attack but got out too quick. He had been in the blacksmith business until about a year ago when he sold out. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday March 4,...

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Foster, Carrie Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Carrie Poley Foster died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. L. Magill in Lostine, September 22, aged 71 years, nine months and six days. She was born near Auburn, Ill., and at the age of 16 years joined church and has been a faithful Christian ever since. She was married March 9, 1864, to B. O. Foster, who died and was buried at Ashland, Ore., 5 years ago. After a brief funeral service held at Lostine, the remains of Mrs. Foster were taken to Ashland and interred beside her husband. Frank Foster, a son, of Dunsmuir, Cal., came a few days before her death, and accompanied the remains of his mother to Ashland. In addition to the son Frank, daughter Mrs. S. L. Magill, another daughter, Mrs. Stuart Magill, residing at Princeon, Ill., 3 brothers and two sisters survive to mourn the death of a loving mother and sister. A. J. Poley of Enterprise is a brother, and Mrs. H. T. Mitchell of Prairie Creek is a sister. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Foster were identified with the best interests of Lostine and Wallowa County. Almost from its organization she was a teacher and an active worker in the Lostine Union Sunday School and was zealous in every good work. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thurs. OCT. 5, 1911 Contributed by...

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Laverty, J. F.

J.F. Laverty Dies at North Bend Word was received that J. F. Laverty died at North Bend, Oregon on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Laverty was a resident of Lostine until April of last year when he located in western Oregon. The funeral will be held in Portland on Saturday and interment will be made there. He was a member of the Lostine Lodge I.O.O.F. A son, Glen Laverty, resides at Lostine. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, August 23,...

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Knapp, W. T. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. W.T. Knapp passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 1939, at the St. Anthony hospital in Pendleton after a major operation three months and four days ago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hermiston, conducted by Rev. C. R. Moore and burial will be at Hermiston. Maggie Irene Bridwell was born seventy years ago, October 19, 1868 in Norborne, Missouri. She crossed the plains at the age of ten with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bridwell, in a wagon train, coming to Union county. After a few years they moved to Wallowa County where she was united in marriage to William Thomas Knapp January 2, 1887. To this union was born five children. Guy Elmer, Hermiston; Edna A. Childers, deceased; Myrl B. Whitmore, Enterprise; Jenit Roberta Hoffnagle, Pendleton; Budd Homer, Hermiston. Mrs. And Mrs. Knapp were among the first settlers of Wallowa County and homesteaded near Leap 52 years ago this spring. Later they moved to Lostine and from there they took up farming in the Leap country. They reside here until 26 years ago and they moved to Umatilla County to Echo. In 1920 they moved to the Stanfield project where they lived 12 years and then moved to Hermiston six years ago where they resided at the time of Mrs. Knapp’s death. Her parents, David A. and Mary Frances (Hamilton) Bridwell...

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Harris, David H. – Obituary

David H. Harris was born in Rockford, Iowa, November 16, 1861, and died at his home in Lostine, Oregon, on June 16, 1928, being at the date of his death 66 years and 7 months of age. Mr. Harris accompanied his parents across the plains, coming to Oregon in the year 1877. He was united in marriage to Emma Peters October 31, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have made their home in this county ever since. To this union were born four children all of whom are living; Paul Harris of Jefferson, Oregon; Ethel Manson of Cumberland, Washington; Leonard Harris, and Mildred Harris, both of Lostine. Two brothers and one sister also survive Mr. Harris; Harvey Harris of Conrad, Montana; and Joe Harris of Jefferson, Oregon, and Mrs. Viola Lent of Canby, Oregon. One sister, Mrs. Ruth McMullen, died some years ago. Ten grandchildren also survive. David Harris was a quiet man, mixing little in public affairs, but always attending well to his own business, a man well liked by all who knew him. A good father and a well respected citizen gone to his rest. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, June 21, 1928 pg...

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Johnson, M.L. – Obituary

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,...

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Imlagh, Infant- Obituary

Rev. Geo. H. Mitchell of the Enterprise Presbyterian church was at Lostine last Thursday, conducting the funeral of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Imlagh , recent arrivals there from the Willamette valley. Enterprise Record Chieftain Sept. 5, 1911 Contributed by Charlotte...

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Hovis, Earl – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Former Wallowa County resident, Earl Hovis, of North Bend, died Feb. 1, 1992, at St. Katherine’s Nursing Home in Coos Bay. At his request, no public services were held. Interment will be in Wallowa County at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cool Bay Chapel. Mr. Hovis was born July 12, 1902, in Wayne County, Mo., the son of Robert E. and Minnie Hovis. He came to Wallowa County as a young person and attended Gwynn School, located between Lostine and Enterprise. On June 26, 1924, he married Vivian Emmons at Enterprise. They ranched and farmed in the Prairie Creek area for a number of years. Earl became known as an expert in handling horses. For several years he drove the six horse team on the covered wagon in the Chief Joseph Days pageant and was often driver of the stage coach in the Chief Joseph Days parade. Later the Hovises moved to Joseph where Earl was a log scaler for Boise Cascade until his retirement 22 years ago when he and Vivian moved to Coos Bay, Or. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of North Bend; sons, Ivan Hovis of Portland and Robert Hovis of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend; sister, Ruth Haggerty of Portland; and grandchildren, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend and Lois Kaping of...

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