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Beaumont, J.W. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Chas. Beaumont received word yesterday that his brother J. W. had died at Milton from the effects of the “Flu.” He went to that place yesterday. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 28,...

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Coverdale, Zadock – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Zadock Coverdale, a pioneer of Upper Prairie Creek, this county, but of late a resident of Milton, Oregon, died December 15th at the advanced age of 83 years. Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, January 4, 1912 Contributed by Pat...

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Downing, Mrs. J.A. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. J.A. Downing, resident of the county for nearly 50 years, passed away at the Enterprise hospital Saturday evening, August 7, 1937. She had made her home with her children in recent years, and went to the hospital when taken seriously ill. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Ella Zerba was born in Wisconsin July 13, 1862, and when she was young the family moved to Nebraska and then to Milton. She was married in Milton Nov. 7, 1881 to J.A. Downing and they moved to Wallowa county in November, 1887, and bought the farms of Bill Phipps and John Cook in Leap. This remained in the family until last year when Frank Downing sold it. J.A. Downing died Jan. 15, 1911, and the surviving children are: Frank Downing of Leap, Mrs. T.F. Lathrop of Enterprise, J.A. Downing of Caldwell, Idaho, Guy Downing of Wallowa, Harvey Downing of Jerome, Idaho, William M Downing of Enterprise and Mrs. Pete Knott of Dayton, Washington. There are 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters survive Mrs. Downing: Mrs. O.A. Schubert of Athena, Mrs. E.E. Ferris of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Blaine Dugger...

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Trainor, Mrs. Guillia – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Guillia Trainor passed away at the Sheets Hotel last Saturday morning after a long illness. She was a pioneer of Wallowa County, having lived here since 1883. Guillia Scott was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 10, 1870 and died in Joseph Feb. 6, 1937, aged 67 years, 26 days. She came by covered wagon with her family when a small child and after living in Milton a short time the Scott family came to Wallowa County. She was married Sept. 10, 1885 to Allen J. Kutch and to this union was born Mrs. Belle Vesta Isley and William Frank Kutch. She married Charles Turnbow here in 1901 and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive her. They are John Turnbow of Joseph, Mrs. Daisy Marti of Cambridge, Idaho, and Mrs. Nellie Neiman of Fruita. One child died in infancy. Besides her children Mrs. Trainor leaves to mourn her loss 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Belle Conrad of La Grande, four brothers, Sam Scott of Lewiston, Ida., William Scott of Parma, Idaho, Henry Scott of Parma, Idaho and Ed Scott of Stites, Idaho. Funeral services were held in the Joseph M.E. Church Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m. with Rev. G.R. Archer officiating. Internment in...

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Conley, Mary Eliza Wood Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. J. M. Conley Dies, Early Settler Here Mrs. J. M. Conley, resident of the Flora district for many years, passed away at a nursing home at Milton, Monday, February 26. She had been in poor health for some years and had been cared for in a private institution. Funeral services were held yesterday at Milton, and were attended by her daughters who live in Wallowa county, and by Mrs. J. C. Conley and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Strickler. Mary Eliza Wood was born December 6, 1859, and was married to Jesse Monroe Conley at Mulberry, Missouri December 25, 1878. They moved to Linn County, Kansas, where they lived until 1888 when they came to Oregon and took a homestead north of Flora. For 20 years they continued on the farm and then moved into the town of Flora, remaining until 1926. They retired from active work and spent their time with their children after that. Mr. Conley passed away at Milton March 5, 1936. Five children survive Mrs. Conley: Durwood D. Conley of Eugene, Mrs. Ray Austin of Flora, Mrs. Jay V. Shroll of Joseph, Mrs. Glenn Strickler of Milton and Mrs. Dudley Shumway of Los Angeles, California. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, February 29, 1940, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Finley, Henry L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Henry L. Finley, Early Wallowa Co. Settler, Dies Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Milton Christian church for Henry L. Finley who passed away Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. Truman Robbins, local pastor, was in charge of the services and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moore of Athena sang “No Night There” and Beyond The Sunset”. Pall Bearers were the four grandsons: Joe Wise, Melvin Schott, Fred Zielke, Donnie Scott and two great-grandnephews, Jack Loyd and Bill Morse. Burial was in the 100F cemetery at Milton. Henry Finley was born at Murray, Kentucky, May 11, 1873. He was married to Lula Ann Wynn at Marray, Kentucky, March 29, 1893. They were among the early settlers of Wallowa County coming to Oregon in 1910 where they reared their family, making their home in Wallow, Flora, Enterprise, and Troy where Mr. Finley was engaged in farming, usually dairying. In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Finley moved to Milton where they have since resided. Two years ago, March 29, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house held at the Milton Christian church, of which he was an active member. Mr. Finley is survived by his widow, three sons; Daniel of Milton, Wynn of Rosalie, Washington, and Sherman...

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Oliver, Henry William – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Henry Oliver Dies At Milton Home Henry William Oliver, 85, a former school teacher and Seventh Day Adventist minister in Wallowa County, passed away Monday, Feb., 23: at his home in Milton following a long illness. He had resided in Milton for about ten years and had lived in Oregon since 1884. Mr. Oliver was born near Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 10, 1863. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Adventist church in Milton and burial was in the College Place cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Oliver at the home; two sons, J. Paul Oliver of Portland and Frank G. Oliver of Boise, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Henderson of New Plymouth, Idaho; two brothers, B.B. Oliver of College Place and A.V. Oliver of Rickreal, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Winston of Monmouth. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive him. Mr. Oliver came to Wallowa County on March 15, 1884. He taught in country schools in the county for several terms and was always active in public affairs. During his residence here he studied law, tuned pianos and was a practicing optometrist. He was an active member of the Wallowa County Ministerial association and was frequently called upon to preach and conduct funerals. He is credited with helping to...

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Conley, Mary Eliza Wood Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. J. M. Conley Dies, Early Settler Here Mrs. J.M. Conley, resident of the Flora district for many years, passed away at a nursing home at Milton, Monday, February 26. She had been in poor health for some years and had been cared for in a private institution. Funeral services were held yesterday at Milton, and were attended by her daughters who live in Wallowa county, and by Mrs. J. C. Conley and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Strickler. Mary Eliza Wood was born December 6, 1859, and was married to Jesse Monroe Conley at Mulberry, Missouri, December 25, 1878. They moved to Linn county, Kansas, where they lived until 1888 when they came to Oregon and took a homestead north of Flora. For 20 years they continued on the farm and then moved into the town of Flora, remaining until 1926. They retired from active work and spent their time with their children after that. Mr. Conley passed away at Milton March 5, 1936. Five children survive Mrs. Conley: Durwood D. Conley of Eugene, Mrs. Ray Austin of Flora, Mrs. Jay V. Shroll of Joseph, Mrs. Glenn Strickler of Milton and Mrs. Dudley Shumway of Los Angeles, California. Source:Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, February 29, 1940 page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Bean, Rufus Eusebeous – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Rufus E. Bean of Milton, well-known civic and political leader of Umatilla County, died Saturday afternoon [April 5] at a Walla Walla hospital of cerebral thrombosis. Born January 1, 1876 at Virgil City, Mo., he was the youngest of 13 children. After four years of schooling in a one-room school in Michigan, he learned telegraphy at Janesville, Wis., where his teacher was George Parker, fountain pen inventor. He worked as a telegraph operator at Floodwood, Minn., and at Portland. He became and agent for the O.W.R. & N. Company at Milton, and lived in this community for the rest of his life, with the exception of three years at Tekoa. In 1904 he married Nellie W. Sanderson at Pomeroy. She survives him, as do three children, Mrs. A. W. Priaul of Portland, R. Allan Bean of Richmond, Calif., and Mrs. Robert E. Lee of Forest Grove, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Reese of Caro, Mich., and a brother, David E. Beam of Pigeon, Mich. He was widely known throughout the Walla Walla Valley and Eastern Oregon as an active member of the Republican Party and community affairs. Until his election as Umatilla County Commissioner in 1920, he owned and operated a ranch at Umapine. A member of the county...

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Cross, C. W. Private – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now News reached Union Saturday last of the death in France of Private Charles W. Cross, of Union. He was a member of Company K, 308th Infantry, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cross, of Union. The cause of his death was given as pneumonia, though another report states that he was killed in action. C. W. Cross was born in Milton, Umatilla county, September 29, 1894, and lived in Union for a long time, where he had many friends who have expressed great sorrow at his death. (later newspaper report follows) The body of Charles William Cross arrived from overseas Tuesday, May 17, 1921. This was the first soldier’s body to arrive in Union from France. Deceased was a well known popular young man who had a host of friends who were grieved to hear of his untimely death. He yielded the supreme sacrifice giving his life for his country and “The glory of his story is a glory that shall stay.” Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held from the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Cross, Wednesday, May 18, 1921, sermon by Rev. Hughes of the Presbyterian church. A large crowd was present, Union Post No. 50 American Legion, and Preston Woman’s Relief...

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McGinnis, Dellivan – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Died-In Ashland, Wisconsin, July 13, 1920, Dellivan McGinnis, age 33 years, 6 months and 15 days. Dellivan McGinnis was the son of Mrs. Lillie Cross, of Union. He was born at Milton, Oregon, in 1887. He was married to Miss Rita Wilson, July 30, 1910. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in May, 1918, and received a discharge March 4, 1919. He died at Ashland, Wisconsin, July 13, 1920. His body accompanied by his wife arrived in Union Tuesday morning, July 20. He is survived by his widow, his mother and step-father, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. Two half-bothers preceded him to the great unknown, one in infancy and one who gave his life for his country overseas. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, July 20, at the Cross residence, sermon by Rev. Cook of the M. E. church, music by the choir. The Elks were in charge of the services at the cemetery, and the body was laid to rest amid flags and bunting and beautiful flowers. Sincere sympathy is extended by many friends to the bereaved family. Contributed by: Larry...

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McCumber, Arkley ‘Mac’ – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Cove, Union County, Oregon Arkley B. “Mac” McCumber, 73, of Cove died Friday morning at his home. He was born May 19, 1914 at Milton to Robert and Millie (Brown) McCumber. McCumber attended school at The Forks, east of Miltonand worked briefly as a ranch hand in Sparta. In 1935, he moved to Juntura where he did reach work. Se served three years in World War II. In October 1945, he married Vivian Robertson. She died earlier. He went to work for the Oregon State Highway Division at Juntura in 1946 and retired as a foreman on June 1, 1976. He married Lenore Hewitt on June 25, 1979. Survivors include his wife, Cove; a step-son and daughter -in-law Bill and Carol Robertson, Drewsey; a sister, Ida Wilson, Baker; six grandchildren and 10 great grand children. A sister and brother died earlier. At his request, there will be no services. Contributions may be made to the Cove Quick Response Team, c/o Sec. Trea. Mina Rundall, Rt. 1, Box 229 A. Cove, or in care of Payne Family Mortuary, La Grande. La Grande Observer, July 4,...

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Graham, Powell – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now LaGrande, Oregon Powell Graham, 87, of La Grande died June 6 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday June 10 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will be private. Mr. Graham was born April 25, 1919, to Harry and Dora Powell Graham in Milton. At the age of 16 he received his Eagle Scout Badge from Mayor La Guardia and Jimmy Durante in New York City. He earned a degree in pharmacy from Oregon State University, and owned Graham Drug. In September 1940 he married Marjalee Purdy of La Grande. He served in the Navy and was ship photographer aboard the USS Randall. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, playing in golf tournaments and serving as exalted ruler. He became the Grand Exalted Ruler of Oregon. He was also a member of the La Grande Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed local sports and for many years broadcast La Grande sporting events on the radio. He was president of the Oregon Board of Pharmacists, and taught pharmacy at OSU. He was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia Award from Wyeth and the American Pharmaceutical Association. Survivors include children and their spouses, Gary and Patti Graham of Pendleton, Jude Graham of Portland, and Debra and Robert Wright of Blackfoot,...

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George, Ella Mrs.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Death Takes Widow of Pioneer Minister (By Halfway Correspondent) Milton, Feb. 4. – Mrs. Ella George, widow of Rev. David George, who died 15 years ago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.D. Walters, here Monday night. Mrs. George was well known in the valley, having lived here the greater part of her life. She was born in Iowa in 1858 and crossed the plains when but a very small child coming with her parents first to California. In that state in 1875, she married the Rev. Mr. George, who was a circuit rider for the Methodist Episcopal church, South. They served a number of circuits among them being Moscow, Ida., Pomeroy, Wa., Heppner and several others in the Walla Walla valley. They settled in Milton in 1888. She is survived by five children. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church, South, here Thursday. – Oregon Daily Journal. Mrs. George was well known in Halfway and many friend regret her passing. Her daughter, Mrs. Ernest McQueen, lived here for several years and the Rev. and Mrs. George often visited her. North Powder News Friday, February 12,...

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Biography of R. G. Winston

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Many of the substantial and thrifty citizens of this western county of Wallowa have come from the east as is the case in many of the other adjacent counties, and here these pioneers have found a home, while they have taken hold of the resources given by nature and have wrought out wealth and the comforts of civilization. Notable among this number is the esteemed and genial citizen whose name is at the head of this paragraph and to whom we are pleased to accord a representation in the history of our county, since he has labored here from the early days of its existence and has materially augmented its wealth, while he has ever lifted his voice and vote for those principles that are wholesome and upright. Mr. Winston was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, in 1835, and there spent the days of his minority, starting for himself when he was twenty-one years of age. He followed farming in Shelby County, Missouri, until 1882, and then determined to visit the western country and see its opportunities and prospects. He landed first in the Walla Walla valley, near Milton, and there and in the vicinity spent two years coming to Wallowa County in 1884. Immediately upon looking over the country here he took a homestead, the...

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