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Location: Marion County OR

Childers, Emma Mrs.

Mrs. Childers Is Called By Death Mrs. Emma Childers, widow of the late James W. Childers, passed away Saturday evening, July 16, 1932, at the home of her son Earl Childers, east of Joseph. She was taken ill with a heart affliction seven weeks ago and was confined to her bed since then. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. The pastor Rev. Hall K. Wallis, conducted the services. Emma Tice was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tice and was born in Salem, Jan. 12, 1854. Her mother was born in New Hampshire and crossed the plains with the Whitman party, and her father was born in New Jersey. She was married to James W. Childers at Weiser, Idaho, June 5, 1870. They lived on a farm near Summerville until 1892 when they moved to a farm at Elgin, and then made their home in town until 1899, when they came to Wallowa county and settled on a farm on Trout Creek. That remained their home until Mr. Childers passed away, October 4, 1929, although they were away from it a few years. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Childers. One passed away in infancy and six survive: Mrs. E. A. Breshears of San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. L. M. Carswell of San Francisco, Calif.;...

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Belsher, Joseph – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Joseph Belsher died Jan. 1st, 1919, at the open air sanitarium at Salem, Oregon. He went there from Wallowa County on June 24, 1918, for relief from tuberculosis of the bone. The deceased was born July 16, 1898, in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri. He came to Wallowa County in November 1914, and lived with his brother Forest Belsher, on a homestead in Crow Creek Pass. He was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Salem, Oregon. He leaves four brothers and sisters. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday January 30,...

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Belsher, Joseph – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Joseph Belsher died January.1st, 1919, at the open air sanitarium at Salem, Oregon. He went there from Wallowa County on June 24, 1918, for relief from tuberculosis of the bone. The deceased was born July 16, 1898, in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri. He came to Wallowa County in November 1914, and lived with his brother Forest Belsher, on a homestead in Crow Creek Pass. He was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Salem, Oregon. He leaves four brothers and sisters. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thursday January 30,...

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McCully, Frank M. – Obituary

Death calls F. M. M’Cully, Passes away after a sinking spell yesterday morning Funeral Thursday Frank M. McCully, Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction, died at 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning…underwent an operation for removal of gall stones about ten days ago. The operation was successful but his condition was so enfeebled by the progress of the disease attended by kidney trouble of a similar nature that he failed to rally and rapidly became worse. Saturday and Sunday death was fought off by the injection of saline solution but on Monday he rallied perceptibly and strong hope of his ultimate recovery was entertained. At four o’clock yesterday morning a sinking spell occurred and death occurred an hour and a half later.” “The flags on all the school buildings and upon the State Capitol Building were at half mast yesterday in respect to his memory…The Elks, of which Mr. McCully was a member, will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be in Masonic cemetery.” Of Scotch descent; descendants first settled in New Brunswick [wrong]; later pioneers of Ohio, where his father was born in 1829; came to OR overland in 1852; Frank’s father died earlier this year (1907) at the home of his daughter in OR. Frank b. 2 Oct 1857 Harrisburg, OR; moved to Salem with family in 1866; graduated from Willamette U. in B. S....

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Bay, Arthur Donavon – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Bay, Arthur Donavon, 61, of Salem died Feb. 18, 1982 at his home. Born in Enterprise on May 10, 1920, he was the son of Wayne and Adda (Ownbey) Bay. He had been employed as a machine operator for the Salem Concrete Pipe Co. On Aug. 5, 1948 he was married to Lora Dunn Moore Bay in Lewiston. They moved to Salem in 1964. Survivors include his wife Lora of Salem; sons Kirk and Kim of Salem, stepson Lee Moore of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughters Donna Greenough of Dixon, Mont. and Carol Bay of Thompson Falls, Minn.; stepdaughter Lois Cancino of Stayton; Sister Bonneta Lewis of Imnaha; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Grave side services were Feb. 22 at the Enterprise Cemetery with interment following. A memorial service will be held in Salem at the Kiezer Kingdom Hall on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Those who wish may contribute in Mr. Bay’s memory to the Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. Contributions may be made c/o Bollman Funeral Home, Main at W. third, Enterprise, Ore. 97828. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 25 February 1982, Page 12. Contributed By: Robert...

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Juve, Maurice Norman – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Murice Norman Juve, 74, died at his home in Salem, 668 Salem Heights So., on July 10, 1980. He had spent his childhood in Enterprise and was a graduate of Enterprise High School. He was born on July 14, 1905, in Neillsville, Wis. A graduate of Oregon State University, he was employed by the Oregon State Highway Department for over 30 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the Oregon Association of Civil Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Mary Emma; a daughter, A. Gayle Juve Nelson; a son Gordon Miller Juve; a step-son, Bob Julian Thruston; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Henrik, Arnold and Leo Juve, and one step-sister, Helen B. Lilly. Two brothers, Tad and Olaf, preceded him in death. The family suggested that contributions in his memory be made to the Salem Hospital Foundation, Diabetes Research Fund, 665 Winters St., S.E. Salem OR 97301. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday July 17,...

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Hammack, Lee W. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Lee W. Hammack, 73, 652 Capitol St. SE, died Thursday at a Salem hospital. He was born at Lostine, Oregon, to John Lindsay and Alice Irene Bohanan Hammack and had lived many years in Salem. He was a retired apartment house owner. Surviving are widow Vera; daughters Arleene V. Seeley, Salem, and Patricia Aston, Roseburg; son Ralph W., Salem; brothers Lester, Vale, and John, Ontario; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private services will be 10 am Saturday at Virgil T. Golden mortuary, internment at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Statesman, Salem, Ore., Fri., May 28, ’71, Sec 3, Page 20, Col 3 Contributed By: Sue Wells Gary Note: Lee’s middle name surely was Wesley after his grandfather James Wesley His widow’s maiden name was Bronson. Surviving brothers, missing is Frederick, he possibly had already died. I show daughter Arlene was married to Wallace Flagger, Thomas DeLon and now unknown Seeley. This is a short obituary. October 09,...

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McClain, John – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon John J. McClain died at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital June 26, 1978 where he had been a patient for 5 days. He was a resident of the Pioneer Guest Home, and a former resident of Medford and Salem. He was born September 30, 1886 on Upper Prairie Creek to James R. and Alice McClain. He married Ida Mae Hursch at Medical Springs, Oregon. She preceded him in death in 1939. In August of 1977 he married Lurena B. in Salem, Oregon. Mr. McClain was a meat cutter, retired. Services were held Saturday, July 1 at Bollman Chapel at 4:00 p.m., with Eric Walch officiating. Cliff Collingsworth was the soloist singing “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Organist was Jeannette Powers. Pall bearers were Jim McClain, Max Gorsline, Harold Klages, Jack Harmon, Vern McClain and Norman McClain. Internment was in the family plot at Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph. Survivors are his wife, Lurena B. McClain of Salem, two sons, Gene H. McClain of Sanger, California; Kermit Raymond McClain of Newport, Washington; One daughter, Mrs. Clyde R. (Marilyn) Wilson of Kelley, Iowa; one sister, Hattie Beaudoin; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 6, 1978, Page 14 Contributed by: Sue...

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McFetridge, Elmer – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Elmer McFetridge Dies In Dallas Elmer Clarence McFetridge, a native of Enterprise and a retired rancher, who had been in ill health for the past four years, passed away Monday morning, February 8, 1965 in a nursing home in Dallas, Ore., where he had been a patient for one month. He was the son of John and Martha McFetridge, early pioneers of Wallowa County, and was born near Enterprise on July 11, 1887. He had lived in Wallowa County all his life until 1960 when he and his wife moved to Salem, Ore., and in 1964 to Dallas, Ore. On November 2, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Hattie Frances Ownbey who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Lorretta McFetridge, of Dallas; a son, Vernon, of Eugene; two brothers, Alvin and John, both of Enterprise; and four grandchildren, Carol, Kathleen, Johnny and Lori Jo McFetridge. Memorial services will be conducted tomorrow, (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the Christian Church with the Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Mrs. Mae Stein will be the organist and she and J.M. Trullinger will sing: “Whispering Hope” and “Sweet Peace, The Gift of God’s Love”. Honorary pallbearers will be: Stone Butner, Lawrence Pratt, Tom Fleming, Lawrence Rowe. Ed Long, and Ben Weathers. Casket bearers will be: Clifford Whitmore, James McClain, Delbert...

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Draper, Kelso M.

Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside. Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter. Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise. Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954 Contributed by Michelle...

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Ratcliff, T. A. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon T.A. Ratcliff, a former resident of Enterprise for many years, died last Friday, September 19, 1919, at his home in Salem. He was 77 years old and had been ill for many months. A message telling that the end had come reached his son, George I. Ratcliff, Friday forenoon and he left for Salem in the afternoon. Mr. Ratcliff was born in Indiana and came to Wallowa County in 1888. He remained until 1900 when he moved to Salem where he remained. He is survived by his widow and the following children: C.A. Ratcliff, and Mrs. Rose Vorls and Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Salem, Mrs. Rae Bater of Elgin and G.I. Ratcliff of Enterprise. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, September 25, 1919, Page 6 Contributed by: Sue...

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Morrow, Jackson L. – Obituary

Jackson L. Morrow passed away at Salem on April 29,1984. He was born February 11, 1896 at Heppner son of James William and Katie Rea Morrow. On July 23, 1917 he was married to Irene Johnson at Portland. He was a WWI veteran, a life member of Harmony Lodge No. 12 AM & AM, a 50 year member of the American Legion. He moved from Joseph to Salem in 1977. Survivors include two sons, S.W. Morrow of Portland, and S.L. Morrow of Longview, Washington; a sister, Mrs. M.V. Sutherland of Salem. Funeral services and interment of remains will be held at the Prairie Creek Cemetery near Joseph at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 with American Legion Post 157 officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lung Association c/o Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 31, 1984, page 15 Contributed by: Sue...

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Hammack, John L. – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Linz Hammack, Early Day Freighter, Passes (By Lostine Correspondent) Funeral services were held for John L. Hammack, better known as Linz at the Christian church. Rev. Earle Miller of Wallowa conducted the services. The Pall bearers were: M. Crow, Roy Edgmand, Harrison Holmes, D. H. Magill, Edgar Marvin and Edward Thompson. A quartette, Mrs. Ella McArtor, Mrs. Helen Bright, Chas. Bridwell and Melvin Crow, sang “No Night There”. And “Sweet By And By”. Mrs. McArtor sang the solo, “The Old Rugged Cross.” There were many beautiful floral pieces. Burial was in the Summerville cemetery where a number of relatives are laid to rest and in the lot where his first wife was buried. John L. Hammack, one of Wallowa County’s earliest pioneers, died at his home, August 28, 1937 at the age of 79 years and 11 days. He was the first of the ten living children of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hammack, (deceased), all of whom for many years lived in Union and Wallowa Counties, to have died. John Lindsay Hammack was born August 17, 1858 in Wayne County, Iowa. During the summer of 1865, he crossed the plains with his parents. They spent the first winter in Marion County, Oregon, and the next summer, 1866, they moved to Union County where the Hammack family made their home until they moved to Wallowa County in 1881....

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Steinks, J. C. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Mrs. F. Stroebel and L. Steinks were called to Salem Thursday by the death of their father J.C. Steinks. The elder Steinks was at one time a resident of the Paradise country. Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday March 18,...

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Beirs, Bessie Goodman, Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Bessie Goodman Beirs Clayton Goodman received the sad news Friday evening of the death of his sister, Mrs. Bessie Goodman Beirs, at Salem. He left for La Grande Saturday morning after having just returned from there Friday evening, to be with his mother, Mrs. Mary Goodman while his sister, Mrs. Pauline Alusworth and her husband went to Salem to attend the funeral. The news of her death was a shock to the family and friends, as they had not had any word of her illness, but a letter written a week earlier to her brother Clayton, stated that her little girl Naomi, had been quite sick with sore throat, the doctor being uncertain whether it was diphtheria. Mrs. Beirs died of that disease after only a few days illness. Mrs. Geo. Dodge’s brother, a young Mr. Hammack, who arrived from Salem on Tuesday said he met her on the street in Salem going to a pharmacy for medicine for her little girl on Monday. Mrs. Beirs has many relatives here. Her other brother, Ralph, lives here and she was a niece of A.M. and J. S. Wagner of Enterprise. She spent practically all of her girlhood at Lostine, and has many old friends to mourn her departure. She was here for just one Sunday the latter part of August, the first time she had been to Lostine since...

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