Location: Marion County OR

Albertson, Allie – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Allie Albertson, 103, of Salem, and a former La Grande resident, died July 7, 2001, at a Salem care center. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Island City Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Schlessman of the La Grande First Christian Church will officiate. Mrs. Albertson was born Feb. 19, 1898, at Boreing, Ky. She was one of nine children born to John D. ?JD? and Marian (Hammack) Broughton Sr. The family moved to Wallowa County, and she was educated in Enterprise. After high school she attended Western Oregon University at Monmouth and Eastern Oregon University at La Grande, and she received her teaching certification. She taught in Wallowa, Umatilla, Union and Baker counties. She and her husband, Hobart Albertson, remodeled and built several properties in the area. He died in the early 1950s. In 1968, she moved to Capital Manor Retirement Center in Salem. Mrs. Albertson is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Retha Bowman, Reba Clark, John Braughton III, and George Broughton; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Mary B. Kail, Myra Richmond, Fanny Muir, Nannie Diehl, Mattie Hoatson, Dora Cooper, John D. Braughton II, and George Braughton. Memorial contributions may be made to the La Grande First Christian Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh...

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Bennett, Clara D. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Clara D. Bennett, 96, of Aurora, died April 12, 2004, at home. She was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Anatone, Wash. Mrs. Bennett married Edward W. Snodderly in 1926. After a divorce, she was married to Lawrence Bennett from 1955 until his death in 1992. During her life, she lived in Pomeroy, Wash., Canyon City, Enterprise, Goldendale, Wash., John Day, and finally Aurora for the past nine years. Survivors include daughters Lorna Greeley of Aurora and Diane J. Sweek of John Day; sons Laddie Snodderly of Hermiston, Timothy Snodderly of Aurora, David Snodderly of Lodi, Calif., and E. Terry Snodderly of Newport; a sister Myrtle Hastings of Goldendale, Wash.; a brother Darrow Lynch of Wapato, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 23 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Edgar LeRoy Snodderly, five sisters and three brothers. Graveside services were held April 16, 2004, at the Pomeroy City Cemetery in Pomeroy, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamette Falls Hospice, 1404 Division St., Suite 7, Oregon City, OR 97045. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, April 22,...

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Barger, Cyrus W. – Obituary

Old Stage Driver Buried In Silverton Cyrus W. Barger, one of the oldest coach drivers in the north west, died in Portland, Wednesday of last week, at the age of 76. He was buried at Silverton last Friday, and his body was borne to its last resting place in a hearse drawn by a span of horses. His old whip which lashed the backs of his steeds for nearly fifty years laid in his hands. These were two of the aged man’s requests. Barger was one of the Overland stage coach drivers that made Baker in that day and there are several persons yet living in that vicinity that recall him to mind. North Powder News Saturday, January 10,...

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Chaplin, Hannah Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon The death of Mrs. Hannah Chaplin occurred in La Grande Saturday morning, March 25, 1905. Deceased was 82 years and 6 months old. Mrs. Hannah Chaplin crossed the plains to Oregon in 1854, settling in Marion county, and in 1863 moved to La Grande, in which city she resided until the time of her death. Being one of the early pioneers of this county, she had a large circle of friends who are left to mourn her loss. In this city she leaves two nephews, Wm. and W.L. Arnold, who were at her bedside at the time of her death. Elgin Recorder Friday March 31,...

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Conley, Isabel Frances – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Isabel Frances Conley, 62, died June 10 at Grande Ronde Hospital following a brief illness. A Cove resident, she had been a teacher there and in Wallowa County. She was born Nov. 14, 1910 at Aumsville, the daughter of Edward and Katherine Heger. The family later settled in Joseph. Mrs. Conley graduated from Eastern Oregon College in 1930, and taught school in Wallowa County for about 10 years. She married Merrell F. Conley of Cove in 1940, and lived on the Conley ranch ever since. Mrs. Conley was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church; Daughters of the Nile, Nida Temple; the Cove Library Guild and was Cove Chairman for the Oregon Heart Association. Survivors include her husband, Merrell; a son, Frank, La Grande; daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Johnson, teacher at Cove; a brother, Paul Heger of Ellensburg, Wash.; a sister, Sr. Anne Heger of Seattle and uncles Nicholas Rollinger, Sunnyside, Wash. And August Rollinger, Laguna Hills, Calif. A Christian Wake service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Msgr. George A. Murphy officiating. Requiem Mass will be conducted at the church Wednesday, 10 a.m., Fr. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Oregon Heart Association or the Shriner Crippled Childrens Hospital in memory of...

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Collver, Stephen P. – Obituary

Stephen P. Collver, of High Valley, Oregon, died at the hospital at Salem, Oregon, Saturday, March 21, his death being due to a combination of diseases. Mr. Collver was born in Canada, March 2, 1843 and was at the time of his death 65 years and 19 days old. When a lad about twelve years old, he, with his parents, moved to Iowa for a short time; then to Missouri, staying there about three years, going later to Iowa, where his young manhood was spent. On September 13, 1866 he married Delilah O. Barnett, and to them seven children were born-six of whom are living, one little daughter of five years passing on to the great beyond about fifteen years ago. In 1891, he with his wife and three children came west to Idaho, living there about four years. He joined the Methodist church about a year after living in Idaho. In 1898 he came to Oregon, which State he has made his home. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, a wife and three children, Mrs. L. L. Stringham, of La Grande; Mrs. H. H. Ash(illegible), of High Valley; Mr. Clark Collver, of Summerville, all near his home; and three daughters-Mrs. J. C. Brown, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. J. B. Fye, of Iowa, and Mrs. Chas. Hardman, of California, and many dear...

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Cunningham, James H. – Obituary

A message was received from Salem yesterday, announcing the death of James Cunningham, which occurred in the asylum Wednesday night. Elgin Recorder Friday April 10, 1903 Cunningham, James H. Union County Died in Salem, Or. April 8th 1903. James H. Cunningham. Deceased was brought to Elgin for burial. the funeral services were conducted in the Christian church by Rev. Benton. Deceased was 58 years old, a native of Kentucky and had lived in this county for about 24 years. Elgin Recorder Friday April 17,...

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Curtis, T. J. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Word was received in this city this week of the death of T.J. Curtis, a former resident of this city. He was residing with a son at Salem at the time of his death, which was caused from the effects of a cancer. Besides numerous other relatives throughout the state he leaves a daughter, Mrs. H.D. Spencer, in this city to mourn his loss. Elgin Recorder Friday January 19,...

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Gray, Nellie Frances – Obituary

Nellie Frances Gray, 91, formerly of Union County, died Tuesday, May 25, 1993, of natural causes in Spanaway, Wash. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Interment will follow in Belle Passi Mausoleum in Woodburn. Mrs. Gray was born Sept. 25, 1901, in Lenox County, Iowa, to George Washington and Alice Mae Wiley Lemon. The family moved to Lynden, Wash., when she was very young. Her father died there when she was six, and her mother moved the family to Union, where she received her education. She married Ernest Merrell Gray on May 28, 1921, at the home of Dillie and the late Eugene Millering of La Grande. She was appointed post-mistress of Alicel in November 1933 and resigned in August 1939. She and her husband farmed for many years in Lower Cove, and owned and operated laundries in Salem and Vancouver, Wash. In 1956 they moved to Santa Clara, Calif., where she worked at Santa Clara University until she retired in 1968. In 1971 they returned to Woodburn, where they lived until her husband’s death on Dec. 31, 1987. Survivors include her daughters Muriel Ellis of Boise and Darlene O’Mohundro of Silverton; sister Flossie Green of Bend; grandsons T. J. Calvin of Priest River, Idaho and Nathan Calvin of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters Frances King of Silverton, Erna Jacobsen of Roy, Wash., and...

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Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City. Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Gray had 37 first cousins, of whom 21 are still living. Several still live in Union County. A brother, Hughes Gray, died earlier. The funeral will be held Monday at the Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Contributions in Mr. Gray’s memory can be made to the People’s Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., N.E. Salem 97301. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, January 2, 1988 Page...

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Gray, Mary Alma – Obituary

Mary Alma (Miller) Gray of Woodburn, a former resident of the Lower Cove area, died in Woodburn Jan. 4 following an extended illness. She was 89. Funeral services will be held at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel in La Grande at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, the Rev. Cyril A. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. Gray was born in Union County Feb. 3, 1884, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Woodburn, and Hugh of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Purvine of Salem and Mrs. Eudella Olson of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Georganna Chadwick of Cove; a brother, John Miller of La Grande; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. The Observer La Grande,...

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Eakin, Robert Judge – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Judge Robert Eakin Dies at Salem Judge Robert Eakin, a former resident of Union and Union county, died at Salem Monday morning of this week, after an illness covering several years. The funeral took place at Union Wednesday of this week, and was attended by a large concourse of people from Union county and outside points. The services were held in the Presbyterian church, the sermon was delivered by Rev. Blair, of Salem (who was located at Union about twenty years ago) following a splendid tribute to the memory of Justice Eakin by Justice SF. A. Moore, of the Supreme Court. The church was crowded to the doors, many coming from La Grande and other valley points, the members of bar of the county being present also. The floral offerings were most beautiful, many special pieces being in the lot. It was especially fit and proper that the funeral service of Justice Eakin should be held from this church, with the early history of which he was prominently connected. Out of respect for the memory of Justice Eakin, the business houses of the city were closed during the funeral. Judge Eakin was born in Illinois in 1848. He came across the plains with his father in 1866 and settled in Eugene. He attended the Williamette University and after graduation read law with George B. Dorris...

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Derringer, J. B. – Obituary

Hot Lake Crossing Scene Of Drowning Aged Traveler Found Dead Under Car in Ditch Aside of Highway Yesterday Morning Word was brought here by N.N. West, photographer, of North Powder, that J.B. Derringer, whose driver’s license gave his home as Salem, was drowned under a Chevrolet Phaeton when the car left the grade at the turn just this side of the highway viaduct near Hot Lake. The accident is said to have occurred at about 10 a.m. yesterday. Derringer was pinned under the car that landed upside down in water held by the ditch. Derringer had crossed the viaduct, traveling south, when the accident occurred. The driver’s license, dated in 1927, found on the man’s body gave his age as 69. The car bore an Idaho license, which might indicate that he was now a resident of that state. Mr. West stated that the body had just been recovered from under the car when he stopped at the scene and was taken to the Cock Bros. undertaking parlors at Union. Coroner Investigating Coroner F.L. Ralston of La Grande was called and was making an investigation, but had discovered no information further than given above at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. North Powder News Friday, April 1,...

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Hudelson, A. B. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon A. B. Hudelson, for sixteen years connected with the North Powder mercantile firm of A.B. Hudelson & Son, passed away very suddenly at his home in Salem, last Saturday morning. Mr. Hudelson, quite aged, often said he trusted when his time came he would welcome a sudden death and his wishes were granted. On Saturday morning he left his house to milk a cow, and upon returning with the milk fell dead on the porch. His son, W.A. Hudelson, who has had active management of the firm’s business in this city was notified, and with his wife and son left immediately for Salem. The elder Mr. Hudelson made frequent trips to North Powder and became well acquainted with most of the people of this city. Funeral services were held Monday, and were witnessed by 500 people. The G.A.R. held a short service for the deceased and also the Knight Templars. Mr. Hudelson having been a member of both organizations. As a token of respect held for the deceased in this city, the business men and citizens sent a fine floral wreath to Salem. North Powder News Saturday, Friday, November 29,...

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Grandin, John – Obituary

Word was received from Salem Wednesday morning that John Grandin had died in that city Tuesday evening. He had resided in Elgin for several years, but owing to ill health had been in Salem the past several months. Deceased was born February 13, 1864, died January 11, 1904, aged 39 years, 10 months and 28 days. He leaves a wife and child and a father and mother of this city to mourn his loss. The remains arrived on yesterday’s train from Salem and the funeral services will be held at the family residence today at 1 o’clock. Elgin Recorder Friday January 15,...

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