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Schriver, Mae Roop – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Oregon Mae Roop Schriver, 95, of Milwaukie died Feb. 8, 2008. The daughter of Monroe and Ida Roop, she was born June 28, 1912, in Wallowa. A graduate of Wallowa High School and the University of Oregon School of Nursing, she married Don Schriver in 1938. A registered nurse for many years, she served in La Grande and the Portland area. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in 1971, and four siblings: Carrie Rounsavell, Carlton Roop, Pearl Eads and Pat Paulson. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Schriver, and a number of nieces and nephews. For information regarding services, call Susan Schriver at 541-655-7087. Wallowa County Chieftain – February 28,...

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Sterns, John Austin – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Offers for the dead, followed by a requiem Mass, will be offered Monday, February 25, 9:30 a.m., for John Austin Sterns, 10256 S.E. 41st Court, Milwaukie, Oregon. Vault interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Peake’s Memorial Chapel 1925 Scott St., Milwaukie, Oregon, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sterns was born in Baker on March 27, 1914. He died February 21 in a Milwaukie area hospital. Mr. Sterns lived in Baker until 1953 when he moved to St. Helen’s where he lived five years. In 1958 he moved to Medford and to Milwaukie two years later. He had been a pharmacist since 1939 and for the past years was employed by Hudley-Draper Drug Co. of Oregon City. He was married to June Metcalf at Baker on July 30, 1945. During World War II he served as Chief pharmacist’s mate. He is survived by his wife, June, Milwaukie; two sons, John B., Eugene, Oregon, and David L., Milwaukie; a daughter, Mary Kay, Milwaukie, and a sister, Mrs. Marge Kuder, Centralia, Washington. Those who wish may contribute to the Oregon Cancer Society. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 1974, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Robinson, Roy Rodney – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Roy Rodney Robinson, 62, a former Baker City resident, died May 29, 2004, in Richardson, Texas. His memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Roy was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Pryor, Okla., a son of Lois and Walter Robinson. He worked in construction, spending 14 years in underground construction working for such construction companies as Morrison-Knudson and Peter Kewitt. Some of the projects that he worked on were the Washington Tunnel, second power plant at Grand Coulee Dam and the Alaskan Pipeline. In 1980, he trained as an electronic technician. He worked at OECO in Milwaukie, Ore., for eight years. He was self-taught as a computer technician, starting back in DOS 3.0 days through Windows XP. He was self-employed. He is survived by his wife, Paula, of Richardson; his mother, Lois Robinson of Baker City; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Dianne Robinson of Pendleton; sisters, Ann Colton and her husband, Don, of Baker City, and Kathy Van Doren of Portland; and his sons, Theodore Robinson of Hillsboro and Roy R. Robinson, Jr., (Robbie) of Moberly, Mo. Contributions in Mr. Robinson’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950...

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Biography of Green Arnold

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GREEN ARNOLD. – One of the earliest pioneers of the country lying east of the Cascade Mountains is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born in Niagara county, New York, in 1919, and received his education at his native place. In 1833, he moved to Michigan with his parents, where he remained until 1850, when hearing of the wonderful stories of the rich discoveries of gold in California, he buckled on his armor of faith and started across the plains, landing in Hangtown (now Placerville) on the 6th day of August of the same year. He remained in California till June 1, 1851, and then returned to Michigan, where he remained till 1852. He then recrossed the plains, landing in Milwaukee, Oregon, in October of the same year, where he went into the hotel business, and remained there until May, 1853, when he went to Champoeg. Here he again went into the hotel business, remaining until July, when he went to The Dalles, and from thence to Butter Creek, on the old emigrant trail in Umatilla county, with a pack train of goods, for the purpose of trading with the Indians and the emigrants then en route to the Willamette valley from across the plains. He remained at Butter Creek until October, when...

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Biography of Capt. James J. Crow

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CAPT. JAMES J. CROW. – Mr. Crow, a portrait of whom will be found in this work, is one of the early pioneers of Oregon, as well as one of the early and substantial residents on White river. He was born in Lincoln county, Missouri, April 5, 1842, and is the son of George and Mary E. (Howdeshell) Crow, both of whom were pioneers of the above state. In the summer of 1848 his parents, with their family of five children, started to cross the plains to Oregon; but, on reaching the Missouri river, it then being late in the season, they concluded to return to their former home. However, they again, early in February, 1849, started with a good outfit and with ox-teams to cross the trackless plains to the far West, arriving near Oregon City late in the fall of 1849, where they passed the first winter. In the spring of 1850 they moved to the Kellogg ranch, south of Portland. In the following fall his father purchased a farm near Milwaukee, on the Willamette, where in 1852 the family suffered the irreparable loss of the husband and father. On the death of his father our subject, with the pluck and energy that has so often been displayed by the early settlers to the...

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Biography of E. D. Stillman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E.D. STILLMAN. – Mr. Stillman was born in New York in 1828, and learned the trade of a mechanic and machinist. In 1849 he crossed the plains to Oregon in the capacity of wheelwright for the regiment of mounted riflemen who were sent here on the strength of Joe Meek’s urgent representations at Washington, and for the protection of the settlers of this little-cared for wilderness on the Pacific. He well remembers an exciting incident near Green river. The command was there met by one Baptiste, who bore messages from Governor Joe Lane. This Baptiste proved to be a desperado, who the next day shot Wilcox, the guide on account of an old quarrel, and then emptied his revolver indiscriminately at the solders – each shot, however taking effect, – and held the whole command at bay for some minutes. Arrived at Oregon City Mr. Stillman was engaged by General Lane to repair and run the McLoughlin sawmill, of which he then held a lease, paying him twenty-five dollars per day. In that capacity he was thrown much into his company, and recalls that on one occasion, when the soldiers were leaving for the mines without permission or excuse – a squad of them walking boldly over some officers, and striking out on their own responsibility,...

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Biography of Dr. George Kellogg

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DR. GEORGE KELLOGG. – Dr. Kellogg was born in Canada, April 6, 1814, and was the son of Orrin and Margaret Kellogg, and brother of Captain Joseph Kellogg of Portland. He was on of the most bold and original men that our state ever possessed, having that rugged and even combative disposition which finds its delight in antagonizing powerful and customary institutions and methods. Yet his genius was not destructive. It was simply seeking an opportunity to do constructive work that made him ready to give and to take blows; and underneath the shelter of his rugged front grew the choicest and most delicate plants of human character. His disposition to improve upon the past led him to study the botanic or physiomedical system of medicine. He had for his instructor Doctor Curtis of Cincinnati, and gained an extensive practice in Wood county, Ohio. In 1851 his desire to establish a new and better order of life led him to cross the plains to Oregon, where his father and brother were already doing yeoman’s service in opening up the country. At Milwaukee, and soon in Portland, he began his system of practice, and gained a very wide reputation. His medicines, compounded by himself from the native herbs and trees of our state, were found to succeed...

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Biography of Captain Joseph Kellogg

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CAPTAIN JOSEPH KELLOGG. – The old People’s Transportation Company of the Willamette has a record in the annals of early navigation scarcely less glorious than that of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company of the Columbia. Of this company, Captain Kellogg was one of the originators. The Kelloggs are of old revolutionary stock, the father, Orrin Kellogg, having been born at St. Albans, Vermont, in 1790. He was married to Miss Margaret Miller, in Canada, in 1811. In 1812 they went to Canada; and, the war between Great Britain and the United States breaking out, they as Americans were not allowed to return until after hostilities had ceased. While thus detained, their oldest boy Joseph was born, the day being June 24, or St. John’s day. By action of Congress this child, in common with others in like circumstances, was still regarded as a native citizen of our Nation. After the war was over, the Kelloggs moved back across the border and settled near where Lockport, New York, now stands, but soon moved farther west to Ohio, and made a home upon the Maumee river. Here young Joseph grew up, and in 1844 married Miss Estella Bushnell, a young lady of noble character, who was born February 22d, – Washington’s birthday, – 1818, at Litchfield, New York,...

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Biography of Capt. Orrin Kellogg, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CAPT. ORRIN KELLOGG, JR. – This gentleman is the son of Captain Joseph Kellogg, and was born October 16, 1845, in Wood county, Ohio. Coming as a child to Oregon, he received in this state the training and education which have fitted him for his career in business, and upon the navigation lines of the Northwest Pacific. His boyhood was spent upon his father’s farm, and in attendance upon school at Milwaukee, rendering his father assistance in the meantime upon the farm and in the sawmill. Upon removing to Portland, he attended the Central School, and, desiring to fit himself for exact business, made preparations to enter the Portland Business College, at which he completed a course and become one of the first graduates of that excellent institution. From school he began the business of steamboating, operating on the Tualatin river, first as engineer and afterwards as captain of the steamer Onward. A few years later he purchased the dry-goods store of Mr. L. Patterson, of Hillsboro, and, laying in a large stock of merchandise, soon made it the leading retail house of the town. In the spring of 1874 he returned to Portland, Oregon, resuming his former occupation of steamboating, and has followed this to the present time, operating on the Willamette and Columbia rivers...

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Biography of Capt. Charles H. Kellogg

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CAPT. CHARLES H. KELLOGG. – Charles was the second son of Captain Joseph Kellogg, and was born October 1, 1846, in Wood county, Ohio. Coming as a child to our state, he spent his early years upon the farm of his father at Milwaukee, and learned habits of industry there and in the sawmill. His early education at the Milwaukee district school was further advanced at the Central School and Academy of Portland, and was completed at the Portland Business College, of which he was one of the first graduates. After a short apprenticeship under Captain Baughman, he took command of the steamer Senator, owned by the People’s Transportation Company, plying between Portland and Oregon City, and kept his position until the company sold to Ben Holladay & Company. At the completion of the locks at Oregon City, he had the honor of piloting the first steamer, the Maria, through the locks. For a time he was captain of the Governor Grover for the Willamette Transportation Company on the Willamette river. He afterwards commanded various boats for the old Oregon Steam Navigation Company until the Joseph Kellogg Transportation Company was formed, of which he was a stockholder, and at one time vice-president, and afterwards treasurer, and had command of the steamer Joseph Kellogg until his death,...

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Smolich, Emil – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Emil Smolich, 75, of Milwaukie, a former Baker City resident, died May 13, 2006. There will be a private service. He was born on May 22, 1930, at Baker City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He married Kay Phillips in 1967. He worked as a truck driver for System 99, retiring in 1985. He had lived in the Portland Metro area since 1968. Survivors include his wife, Kay; his sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jerry Cardinal; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Helen Smolich, George and Janet Smolich and Robert and Pat Smolich; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Clackamas County Dog Control. The Wilhelm Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 19, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Miller, Billy L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Billy L. Miller, 79, of Clackamas, a former Baker City resident, died April 2, 2006. His memorial service was Saturday at the Milwaukie Senior Center. Inurnment will be later at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Miller was born on July 27, 1926, at Baker City. He attended Baker High School, leaving to join the U.S. Navy. He served as a seaman second class on the USS Richmond. He married Iris M. McKinney on May 1, 1947, at Baker City. She died in 1994. The family moved to Milwaukie from the Baker City area in 1970. Mr. Miller worked as a heavy equipment operator for Smurfit Lumber Co. for 20 years. Survivors include his children, James Miller of Milwaukie, John Miller of Sherwood, Rita Bomber of Beaverton, and Virgel Miller of Cloudcraft, N.M.; a sister, Anna Hackett of Baker City; brothers, Delbert Miller of Baker City and Nathaniel Miller of Pendleton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann, who died at birth in 1948. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milwaukie Senior Center, Meals on Wheels through Stehn Family Chapels Milwaukie Tribute Center, 2906 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 14, 2006 Transcribed...

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Martin, Emily Jo Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Emily Jo Martin, 87, of Milwaukie, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 5, 2002, at the Willamette Falls Hospital at Oregon City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gladstone Christian Church. Emily Jo Gholston was born on March 17, 1914, at Stonewall County, Texas. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Baker City for 35 years. She retired in 1983. She moved to the Gladstone and Milwaukie areas from Baker City in 1996. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Gladstone Christian Church and the Baker City Christian Church. She was on of the first presidents of the Baker City Nurses Association and a 50-year member of the Baker City Garden Club. Survivors include her sons, Valton and Landon Martin; a daughter, Chleo Pearson; and sisters, Carol Ulery and Noma Himmel. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The Family Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 8, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Dooley, Elletha M. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Elletha M. Dooley, 90, of Baker City died Feb. 7, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There was a private family graveside service for Mrs. Dooley today at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland. The Rev. Joseph Neuville, retired, officiated. Mrs. Dooley was born on Aug. 7, 1911, at Estacada. At a young age she moved to Portland. She attended Alameda Grade School and graduated from Grant High School. She married Robert Dooley on Dec. 31, 1932, at Portland. For many years they were residents of Milwaukie and active members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Prior to moving to Baker City in April 2001, the Dooleys lived at Gresham. Mrs. Dooley loved being at home and cooking to feed the entire family. Every Sunday she made dinner for the family. Her faith and church were extremely important to her. The Dooleys also loved to go to the beach and often traveled there to spend time with friends and family. Survivors include her children, Mike and Maureen Dooley of Woodburn, Bill and Robi Dooley of Baker City, and Peggy and Scott Taylor of Gresham; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a niece, Nancy Searles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in February 1996. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite...

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Biography of McCauley Porter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now McCAULEY PORTER. – This gentleman, one of the oldest and best farmers in the Willamette valley, was born in Todd county, Kentucky, November 28, 1829. At the age of five he removed with his parents to Montgomery county, Illinois, and in 1845 made with them a new home in Missouri. In 1848, by the prevalent reports and fabulous stories of Oregon everywhere circulated, his attention was drawn to the land by the sunset sea; and with his two brothers, William G. and John E., he set out upon the journey across the plains and mountains. He had ox-teams and loose cattle, and a flock of sheep, yet was but a youth of nineteen. He finished the trip barefooted, with his clothing almost worn out, and without a dime in his pocket. At the establishment of Foster, – a settler who was sometimes humorously called “Picayune,” – on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, he obtained work of the foreman at sixteen dollars per month, but shortly came on to the great prairies of the Willamette valley, taking his first look at Benton county. The winter of 1848 he obtained a situation with Joel Whitcomb at Milwaukee, receiving one dollar a day. He remembers seeing there the launching of one of the schooners built at that...

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