Location: North Powder Oregon

Dalton, James – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon James Dalton, universally known as “Jim” Dalton, was born at Marshtown, Tenn., and his age is given as about 69 years. He came to North Powder a year before the railroad was built on from La Grande, arriving here in 1883. He purchased railroad land and was successful in a business way from the first, we are told. The present Dalton ranch, joining for a mile or more the Old Oregon Trail 2 miles from North Powder, was acquired in the early days and has one of the old water rights from the North Powder river. Mr. Dalton was married after coming to Oregon to Cora E. Mitchel, and J. Wylie, the injured son, is the only surviving child. Mrs. Cora Dalton was a native of Michigan, her birth occurring February 24, 1861. She died April 21, 1904. Jim Dalton, married Rose Springer of Baker, who met death with her husband Wednesday, at the age of 54 years. Two sisters and one brother in Baker survive her. Two brothers: Grant Dalton of Baker, and C.R. (Curt) Dalton of North Powder survive. They came from their Tennessee home a few years after Jim came west. North Powder was Dalton’s home until a dozen years ago when he moved to Oak Grove. He arrived here Monday to attend to business matters. Reports from the hospital Thursday...

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Daugherty, Lew – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon L. Daugherty Taken Suddenly Thursday Well Known North Powder Farmer Died Soon After He was Taken to Baker Hospital Lew Daugherty, whose farm is near North Powder and who has lived her for many years died at 6 o’clock last evening at the Protestant hospital, Baker, from a stroke or internal hemorrhage, suffered at his home only a few hours previously. He had complained of a headache that morning and rested later in the day. About 4 o’clock he appeared to be stricken and never recovered, an ambulance taking him to Baker. Dr. C.D. Houser was called and directed the stricken man be taken to a hospital. The deceased is survived by his widow and six children: two sons, John and Layton, by his first marriage, are farmers of the Wolf Creek section; while four younger children, Quinith, Monier, Lollette, and Velmer, are at home. He also leaves three brothers and one sister; Steve of Lewiston, Idaho; Will of Baker; Charley of Portland, and Mrs. Carrie Pyles of Portland. Lewis Martin Daugherty was born at Fort Wayne, Idn. Dec. 12, 1867, having attained the age of 64 years last December. His parents were Leonard and Catherine (nee Emenhouser) Daugherty, and his early childhood was spent on a farm some distance from the Indiana city. While Lewis was young, the family moved to Indian territory...

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Davis. (Child) – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Davis died Thursday night of last week. Burial was in the North Powder city cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, May 28,...

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Favorite, Robert – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon At the home of his brother, T. Favorite, near Powder River, Robert Favorite, aged 50 years. Deceased was buried in the Big Creek cemetery. Cove Ledger Thursday May 11,...

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Fortier, F. A. – Obituary

Standard Oil Man Dies Unexpectedly Death of Fortier Shock To Friends The death of F.A. Fortier at the Hot Lake hospital at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon was a surprise and shock to his friends and acquaintances here, many of them not knowing that he had been compelled to return to a hospital. While planning a Christmas visit at Boardman, where Mrs. Fortier’s parents reside, he was taken ill, and had to postpone the trip, about the first of the year, he had recovered sufficiently and they went to Boardman. While there he was taken acutely ill and confined for a time in a hospital at Hermiston. Upon returning, some weeks ago, he resumed his work at manager of the Standard Oil company’s wholesale distributing plant at North Powder. He had a relapse and was taken to Hot Lake last Friday. Mr. Fortier had resided here for several months last year, coming here from Union where he had charge of the oil station there for the same company. The funeral took place at La Grande yesterday at 10 a.m. Tommy Shaw, who substituted as manager here previously, is now in charge of the local plant. North Powder News Friday, February 19,...

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Follett, Ethel – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Ethel Lovan Follet, 81, of Elgin, died Tuesday morning, March 21, 1995, at Grande Ronde Hospital. A funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dedication of the grave and burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing at the church from 2:30 p.m. Saturday until service time. Payne Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Follett was born April 30, 1913, in North Powder to Mathias and Matilda (Harrison) Simonis. She went to school at Wolf Creek and later married Moody Coles on July 3, 1930. He died in 1938. She married Lee Follett on Jan. 21, 1956, in Boise and has lived in Elgin for the past 39 years. Mrs. Follett belonged to the Elgin Stampeders and the Eagles Auxiliary. According to family members, she enjoyed camping, fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, sewing, dancing and her family. She is survived by her husband, Lee of Elgin; sons and daughters-in-law, Norvin and Eleanor Coles of Cove, Willard and Ruth Coles of La Pine, and LaRoy and Dana Follett of Pendleton; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ira Lively of Kennewick, Wash.; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives. Three sisters and three brothers died before her. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 1425 NE Irving, Portland, 97232-4201 or...

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Deshaver, Osie Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Osie Deshaver Died Last Week In California Mrs. A. Willis last week received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Osie Deshaver at Oakland, Calif., which occurred January 6. Mrs. Deshaver was 26 years of age. She was a former resident of this section where she spent practically all her life. Her husband Lester Deshaver and two children Ruth, 8 and Roger, 5, survive. Besides Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Daisy Long of Muddy Creek and Mrs. Edna Best, of Baker also sisters survive. Carlie Toney of Haines, was a brother. Funeral services were held in Oakland Friday, and burial took place in the California City. North Powder News Saturday, January 16,...

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Hobbs, Jacob Thomas – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Jacob Thomas Hobbs was born July 25th, 1839, in Battes County, Missouri, and died at North Powder, Oregon, Sunday morning, May the 25th. A post mortem examination showed that death was due to cancer of the liver. When a boy of 13, Mr. Hobbs went to California making the trip by way of Cape Horn. This was in the historical year of 1852. Later he returned to New York and thence to Missouri, where he was married to his childhood friend, Mary Estes, 52 years ago. Mr. Hobbs made the trip across the plains in a “prairie schooner” four different times, the first time driving a bunch of cattle. Also he drove, with his family from Colorado to Nevada, from Nevada to Montana and from Montana to New Mexico. Mr. Hobbs is survived by his wife, four of the nine children born to them, and by three sisters and a brother. He was bedfast seven weeks during his last illness, and without nourishment twenty days. The tribute the son pays his father’s memory is this, “He never lived any place he couldn’t go back and find a welcome.” North Powder News Saturday, June 1,...

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Hobbs, Kenneth J. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon The little 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobbs died yesterday morning after an illness of several days. Bowel trouble was the cause of death. Funeral arrangements had not been made last night. North Powder News Saturday, August 28, 1920 Funeral Saturday The funeral service for little Kenneth J. Hobbs, the four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobbs, who died Friday of last week, was held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the city cemetery. Card of Thanks We wish to thank the many friends for the sympathy and kindness shown to us during our sad bereavement, the death of our little boy Kenneth. Their kindness will never be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobbs North Powder News Saturday, September 4,...

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Horton, Margaret Miss – Obituary

Miss Margaret Horton, sister of Mrs. C. Hancock, editor of the Haines Record and former member of the North Powder school faculty, died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday. Death was due to a complication following an attack of measles. Funeral services will be held in Seattle tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The mother, Mrs. Anna Horton, and Mrs. Hancock are the only immediate surviving relatives. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, May 12,...

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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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Harrison, Louisa Ellen – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Passes Mrs. J. Harrison Dead at the Age of Seventy-One After an illness of less than a week Mrs. Louisa Ellen Harrison aged 71 years, died at her home in North Powder at 10 o’clock, Wednesday morning of this week. Death was due to influenza followed by an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Harrison, whose maiden name was Roach, was born in Indiana where she spent her girlhood and was married to Jefferson Harrison. In 1879 the couple moved to Missouri, and about seven years later the family came to Oregon and settled near North Powder on the ranch now occupied by O.H. Sloan. After spending nineteen years on this place Mr. and Mrs. Harrison moved to North Powder where they have made their home for the past fourteen years. The aged husband and nine children mourn the loss of the wife and mother. The sons and daughters are Chas. C. Harrison, Mrs. Clara Carnes, Matilda Simonis, George, Ira and Bennett Harrison and Mrs. Myrtle Bauer all of North Powder and Joseph Harrison of McCune, Mrs. Jane Lockin of Haines, all of whom were present at the funeral service. Another son died here about twelve years ago. There are thirty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren. deceased had been a member of the Methodist church at North Powder for the past twelve years. Funeral services...

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Gilkison, Mary May – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon North Powder Woman Found Dead In Bed Mrs. Mary May Gilkison, wife of Murray Gilkison, was found dead in her bed Tuesday morning at her home in this city. Death had evidently came during the early morning hours. She was 50 years of age and had lived in North Powder vicinity for more than fifteen years. The deceased is survived by the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Nora Atterbury and three grandchildren, all of whom live in North Powder. Funeral services are being held today and burial in the local cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, May 12,...

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Graffe, Peter Mrs. – Obituary

Mother of Editor Dies Word was received Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Peter Graffe, mother of L.J. Graffe, of this city, at Superior, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, February 24. She had been ill for six years, suffering from apoplexy. Because of the extreme distance the editor was unable to make the trip and keep the paper going. She is survived by her husband, five sons, and three daughters, and several grandchildren. She was 57 years of age. Burial was in Duluth, Minnesota. North Powder News Saturday, February 28,...

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Gardner, Nelson A. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon After an illness extending over a period of six months, Nelson A. Gardner passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Simonis 1534 Second street, in Baker, last Tuesday morning. Mr. Nelson’s death marks the passing of another one of the pioneers of Eastern Oregon. The deceased was born August 15, 1858, at Mt. Vernon, Vernon County, Missouri, and came to Oregon in September, 1862, making North Powder his home for the last ten years. He belonged to the Modern Woodmen Lodge for twenty years. He leaves a wife and daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in North Powder, Rev. Ira McFarland officiating. Members of the Modern Woodmen lodge were in attendance. Interment was in North Powder cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, June 6,...

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