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McCully, John William – Obituary

A pioneer of ’52, John William McCully dies at the home of his daughter at Lowden, Wash. (1911-Newspaper source unknown, family scrapbook) Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now John William Mccully born 22 Feb 1847, New London, Henry Co., IA; came to Union Co., OR, 1872, resided there and in Wallowa County ever since; he was a freighter in early life, later living on his farm at Lostine, OR. He returned to Elgin, OR, “last fall” (1910), when he was afflicted with Bright’s Disease; he rallied somewhat, but then died while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Hetta Compau at Lowden, WA 23 May 1911; funeral at Christian Church (in Elgin?), to which denomination he has belonged since 1889. He married Sarah Jane Ownby at Union, OR, 5 May 1883, had 3 children living in 1911: Hetta Mccully Compau (Lowden, WA), Willard Mccully (Lostine, OR), and Floyd Mccully (Elgin, OR). Living siblings 1911: Estelle McCully Gilbert (Salem), Mary McCully Creighton (Portland, OR), Alfred McCully (Newburg,...

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McCully, John William – Obituary

A pioneer of ’52, John William McCully dies at the home of his daughter at Lowden, Wash.(1911-Newspaper source unknown, family scrapbook) John William McCully b. 22 Feb 1847, New London, Henry Co., IA; came to Union Co., OR, 1872, resided there and in Wallowa County ever since; he was a freighter in early life, later living on his farm at Lostine, OR. He returned to Elgin, OR, “last fall” (1910), when he was afflicted with Bright’s Disease; he rallied somewhat, but then died while on a visit to his dau. Mrs. Hetta COMPAU at Lowden, WA 23 May 1911; funeral at Christian Church (in Elgin?), to which denomination he has belonged since 1889. He married Sarah Jane Ownby at Union, OR, 5 May 1883, had 3 children living in 1911: Hetta McCully Compau (Lowden, WA), Willard McCully (Lostine, OR), and Floyd McCully (Elgin, OR). Living siblings 1911: Estelle McCully Gilbert (Salem), Mary McCully Creighton (Portland, OR), Alfred McCully (Newburg, OR) and Frank D. McCully (Joseph, OR). Sandy...

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Dickensen, Alice Jane Sowash – Obituary

Alice Jane Sowash, 74, died at her home on Petaluma Avenue, Sunday afternoon [November 27, 1949]. Mrs. Sowash was found by her husband, Jacob A. Sowash, lying on a couch. She apparently suffered a heart attack. Mrs. Sowash had been under a doctor’s care for several months. Mrs. Sowash was native of Eureka, coming to Sebastopol seven years ago. She was active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Sowash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. She was the mother of Irvus R. Sowash, Stockton; Gertrude L., Hartman, San Francisco; Beatrice I. Cruickshank, Sacramento; Lawrence C. Sowash, Stockton; Harry R. Sowash, San Francisco, Lenora G. Pierson, Sacramento and Kenneth P. W. Sowash, Colusa. Mrs. Sowash was the sister of Walter Dickinson, Eureka; James Dickinson, Collinsonville, and Dora Davis, Ellen Williams and Emma Ingham, all of San Francisco. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Combs, Dennis D. – Obituary

Dennis D. Combs, 76, of Burlington, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at his son’s home in Burlington. Born Feb. 28, 1929 in New London, he was the son of Earl and Ina Morrow Combs. On Aug. 2, 1947, he married Martha J. Hoover in Mt. Pleasant. She died Oct. 6, 1988. Mr. Combs worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and retired in 1983. He enjoyed playing the violin, fishing, playing bingo, going to the boat and playing cards. Survivors include three sons, Ted Combs, Danny Combs, and David Combs, all of Burlington; two daughters, Peggy Rice and Julie Anderson, both of Burlington; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son and one brother. Burial in Richwoods North Cemetery. The Hawk Eye, January 30, 2006 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ball, John Frank – Obituary

John F. Ball, 52, farmer living 2 and half miles north of New London, passed away at his home Monday morning [September 14, 1953] at 6:10 after suffering a heart attack. John Frank Ball, son of Mary Totemeier and Abraham Lincoln Ball, was born Oct. 29, 1900 at New London, Ia. For the past 11 years he has resided on the present homestead and was widely known in the diary industry. He was married Dec. 5, 1923 at Mt. Pleasant, Ia., to Gladys Morrow. Mr. Ball was a member of the New London Presbyterian Church. Besides Mrs. Ball he is survived by 2 sons: Wendell Arthur Ball, Mt. Pleasant, and Dwight LeRoy Ball at home, two grandchildren and the following brothers and sister: Chas F. Ball, Walter S. Ball and Mrs. Bessie Joy, all of New London. One son, two brothers and one sister predeceased him. Services: Friday at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel at New London: Rev. Eldon L. Seamands, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial in Burge Cemetery. Casket bearers: John McKinnon, Hugh McKinnon, Howard Ritchey, Jeems Hookum, Arthur Conrad and Harold Lee. Songs by Carl Totemeier “Goodnight and Good morning” and “The Lords Prayer” accompanied by Mrs. Carl Totemeier. The Mount Pleasant News, September 15, 1953 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ball, Dwight LeRoy – Obituary

Dwight L. Ball, 76, of New London died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant. Born July 25, 1929, in Marsh, he was the son of John F. and Gladys Rebecca Morrow Ball. On June 26, 1955, he married Roberta Hillard in New London. Mr. Ball was a dairy farmer and worked for J. I. Case for 34 1/2 years. He was a 1947 graduate of New London High School and a member of the New London United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Deerwood Golf Club and the Burge Cemetery board. He enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes, working in the yard, and training and breaking horses. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Deb Shull and Sherri Mears, both of New London, and Cindy Culbertson of Fort Madison; one son, Ron Ball of Bethalo, Ill.; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Chapel in New London, where the family will meet with friends from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral for Mr. Ball will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery in New London. A memorial has been established for the New London Rescue Unit. The Hawk Eye, December...

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Biography of Anderson Cox

ANDERSON COX. – There has never lived a man in the Northwest more worthy of commemoration than that pioneer of 1845, Anderson Cox. He was born near Dayton, Ohio, in 1812, of Quaker parentage, and moved with the family to Indiana in 1830, and claimed a share in the home formed on the Wabash river at Attica. He was married in 1836 to Miss Julia Walter, and in 1840 removed to New London, Iowa. In 1845, with his wife and four children, he made the journey to Oregon, and was in the company of immigrants who endured the privations and rugged experiences of the “Meek cut-off”. At the Des Chutes, the crossing of this turbulent river was effected by drawing the loaded wagon-beds over as ferries by means of ropes. Two canoes served to convey the family and their goods from The Dalles to a point known as Parker’s cabin, on the Lower Columbia. A return to The Dalles from this point was attempted, with flour for the immigrants still coming, and with the purpose of bringing down the wagons left at the mission. The journey, however, was discontinued at the Cascades, as there the flour was all given away to hungry parties coming from above, and as news was received that the wagons had been burned by the Indians. Returning to the Willamette, he found work and an...

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Biography of Hon. Rufus Mallory

HON. RUFUS MALLORY. – Mr. Rufus Mallory, one of the most prominent members of the legal fraternity in the State of Oregon, is of New England stock, his parents having been born and raised in Connecticut. Our subject himself was born on the 10th of June, 1831, at Coventry, Chenango county, New York, from where he moved with his parents in the fall of that year to Alleghany county, and six years later to Steuben county in the same state. In the latter place he resided until 1855, when he went to New London, Iowa, where he remained until 1858. In September of that year he started for Oregon, reaching Jacksonville on the 1st of January, 1859. From there he proceeded northward as far as Roseburg, where he remained until the fall of 1862, when he moved to Salem, having in the meantime married, June 24, 1860, Miss Lucy A. Rose, daughter of Aaron Rose, founder and proprietor of the town of Roseburg. From 1862 until December, 1887, he maintained his residence at Salem, when he moved to Portland, Oregon, and has since made that city his home. Having thus given a brief outline of Mr. Mallory’s career, it will be most interesting to go back to his earliest days and follow his life through its devious windings up to the present time. That portion of New York to...

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