Location: North Powder Oregon

Harris, Mary Ellen – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon 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 Died-At Hot Lake, Oregon, Thursday, August 12, 1926, Mrs. Mary Ella Harris, age 64 years, 8 months and 12 days. The funeral took place from the L. D. S. Church, Union, Tuesday, August 17, 1926, at 2 o’clock p.m. The services were conducted by J. E. Mitchell, with Osborn Richins principal speaker. The remains were laid to rest in North Powder cemetery beside those of her husband and two infant sons who died in August, 1897. Mary Ellen Armstrong was born in Mason County, Illinois, November 30, 1861. She was united in marriage to R. J. Harris January 5, 1881. To this union ten children were born, of whom seven survive and were present in Union at the time of the funeral this week. The surviving children are Charles E. Harris, Frank O. Harris and R. J. Harris, of Union; David Albert Harris, of Anaconda, Montana; Walter F. Harris, of Butte, Montana; Mrs. M. E....

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Harrison, T. J. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Thomas Jefferson Harrison, pioneer resident of North Powder died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jake Simonis last Thursday night at 8 o’clock at the age of 83. Mr. Harrison had not been in the best of health for a number of years. He was a member of the G.A.R. and his passing marks again the thinning ranks of this organization. Mr. Harrison is survived by five sons, Charles, John, George, Ira and Bennett, and two daughters, Mrs. Jake Simonis of this city and Mrs. Henry Locken of Haines. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, Miss Blokland officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, June 19, 1926 Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Harrison, 73, of Union died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 1993, at his home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery with the Rev. Hank Albrecht officiating. High Valley VFW Post #4060 will present the flag. Friends may call for viewing today until 7 p.m. at Payne Family Mortuary. Mr. Harrison was born Aug. 22, 1920, at North Powder to George Thomas and Josephine Ann (Simonis) Harrison. On March 7, 1942, he married Mildred Daron at La Grande. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 33 years, employed primarily in the signal department. He helped install...

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Hathaway, R. E. Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. R. E. Hathaway Victim Of Influenza This community was shocked to hear Wednesday morning that Mrs. R. E. Hathaway had died during the night. Death occurred shortly after midnight, following a short illness with what is said to have been flu. Mrs. Irene Hathaway was born in Tillamook, Oregon, September 9, 1906. She moved to North Powder last September. The deceased is survived by her husband; a daughter, Irene Loutcria; a son, Thomas Rudolph and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lyster of Tillamook. Mrs. Lyster was at her daughter’s bed side at the time of her death. Undertakers of Baker prepared the body for shipment to Portland where the funeral has been set for today. Mrs. Hathaway came to North Powder last year with her husband, he having held a position with the faculty of the local school during the past year. The husband has the sympathy of the community in his loss. North Powder News – Oregon Trail Weekly Friday, May 8, 1931 Transcribed by Charlotte...

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Hess, Farrell – Obituary

Many people attended the last rites for Farrell Hess at Union, Monday, where the body of the young man was taken for burial. Services were held at the L.D.S. church, and the building could not accommodate the crowd that wished to pay its last respects to the young an. All members of the Hess family were present at the funeral ceremonies. After the church services, the Knights of Pythias, held another services at the cemetery, the deceased having been a member of that body. Farrell Hess was found dead at Woodland, Wash., near the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hess, last Saturday, with a small calibre gun by his side, and his untimely death is mourned by a host of friends in this city, at Union, La Grande, and Corvallis. Farrell Hess was born at Rexburg, Idaho, in September, 1899. He attended school at Union and North Powder, being a graduate of the local high school. He was in his third year of studies at the Oregon Agricultural College at Corvallis. He was well liked by all who know him, and made scores of friends wherever he located. His parents and family have the sympathy of the local community in their sad bereavement. North Powder News Saturday, February 28,...

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Jacaboson, Oscar – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Oscar Jacobson Passes Beyond Well Known Sheepman of North Powder and Huntington Succumbs After Two Months’ Illness At nine o’clock Sunday evening death claimed another well known citizen and pioneer sheepman of this community and Huntington. Oscar Jacobson died at the Protestant hospital in Baker that night. Death resulted after two months illness following a paralytic stroke. He had been in Portland receiving special clinic attention and was returned to the Baker hospital a week or so before death came. Oscar Jacobson was born in Sweden February 25, 186l, and came to the United States when he was 16 years of age. About 45 years ago he moved to North Powder, where he entered the sheep business. He spent the remainder of his life in North Powder, Huntington and Baker. Mr. Jacobson lived in Baker for 10 years prior to four years ago, when he moved to Huntington. At the time of his death he owned ranches at Huntington and North Powder and city property in Baker. Mr. Jacobson was married to Thilda Olsen in Denver in 1893. He was a member of the Lutheran church and the Moose lodge. The deceased is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. E. F. Gay of Dayville, Mrs. Guy Lawton of Medford and Miss Ann Jacobson of Huntington; two sons, Walter and Lewis of Huntington; a...

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Johnson, Alex Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Alex Johnson Passes This Life The community was considerably shocked Thursday because of the death of Mrs. Alex Johnson, well known and highly respected resident of the North Powder rural community. Although she had been seriously ill following an operation, she seemed well on the road to recovery, and everyone took it for granted she would get well. However, pleurisy set in and was followed by pneumonia, which was the cause of death. Mrs. Johnson was born in Arvika, Sweden, July 4, 1861, and with her first husband emigrated to the United States in 1879. She lived about six years in Pittsburg, Penn., and then moved to Mora, Minnesota. Here her husband, Mr. Norum passed away. She was married to Alex Johnson at Mora, and ten years ago came to a homestead in Baker county, eight miles from this city, where the Johnson home has been maintained since. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and a daughter; Harold Norum, of Mora, Minn., Rev. Hilmer Norum, of St. Paul, Minn.; Charles Norum, of Florida, and Mrs. Agnes Curry, of St. Paul, Minn., and two grandchildren. A brief service was held from the West Chapel in Baker, Friday, in charge of Mrs. Johnson’s son, Rev. Norum. Friday evening the body was placed on a train for Mora, Minn., and was accompanied by...

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Hodgkins, Nathan B. – Obituary

Death From Gas N.B. Hodgkins Inhaled Blast Fumes In Well Following a half hour’s illness caused by being overcome by poisonous gas in a well at his home in Government Gulch on the Telocaset road, Nathan B. Hodgkins died shortly before noon Wednesday. Mr. Hodgkins had drilled a hole and placed a charge of dynamite in the bottom of the well, which is about thirty feet in dept. He came to the surface, lighted the fuse and waited what he considered a sufficient time for the gas created by the explosion to escape, and entered the well again. He had only been at the bottom for a few minutes when he became nauseated and unaided reached the top of the hole and entered the house, about 150 feet away. Here he explained that he was very sick and as he grew rapidly worse, Dr. Irvine was called. When the physician arrived Mr. Hodgkins was dead. The deceased leaves a widow and four children. The family have made their home in this section for the past several years and the place at Government Gulch was homesteaded by Mr. Hodgkins several years ago. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the home and the body was taken to Union for burial. North Powder News Saturday, June 21,...

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Hollinger, J. A. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon J. A. Hollinger of North Powder, passed this life at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker, Thursday, May 1. Deceased was 62 years of age and had been a resident of this vicinity for the past twelve years. The immediate surviving relatives are the widow and eight children, Mrs. Eva Lockwood of Florence, Oregon, Mrs. Elvina Pearson, Mrs. Violet Dougherty, Misses Nina, Iva and Josephine, Edgar in France, and Alfred Hollinger all of North Powder, and a mother and six brothers and two sisters of Kansas. Mr. Hollinger was born February 7, 1857, at Stone Tavern, Pa., and was married to Mary C. Hollinger at Wilson, Kansas, May 24, 1883. In 1907 he moved with his family to North Powder where he has resided since. North Powder News Saturday, May 10,...

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Hoots, Jasper – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Jasper Hoots, of North Powder, died at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Baker, on Monday night January 23, from injuries received when a horse fell on him Monday January 16. Deceased was born in Illinois in 1861. He has lived a number of years in the vicinity of North Powder where he was well and favorably known as a man of honesty and integrity, always kind to those less fortunate than himself. He was a brother of D. M. Hoots, of Union, who was at his bedside until Sunday evening. He is survived by three brothers-Douglas and Ephraim of Illinois, and Miller, of Union; two cousins-Joseph Truesdale of Baker and Mrs. Irene McCarthy of La Grande, and a host of friends. The body arrived in Union Tuesday evening, and the funeral was held at Cock Bros. Undertaking parlors Wednesday, January 25, 1922, at 2 o’clock p. m. Services by Rev. Hughes of the Presbyterian Church. Interment in the Union cemetery. 1922 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Humes, Bill – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Bill Humes Dies Lewiston, Idaho Bill Humes, until recently a resident of North Powder, died in a hospital at Lewiston, Idaho, last week, was the information received yesterday morning by William Denton of this city. No particulars of the demise were given, nor as to the funeral arrangements. Mr. Humes had been at work, it is said, on a mining project on the Salmon river in that section. Mr. Humes conducted a shoe repair shop in North Powder for a number of years, the place being destroyed by fire some months ago. The News is informed that he has no known relatives. North Powder News Saturday, January 29,...

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Haefer, Agnes (Simonis) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Agnes Haefer, 81, Cove, died Monday at Valley View Manor. Mrs. Haefer was born Feb. 20, 1897, in North Powder, the daughter of Mathias and Matilda (Harrison) Simonis. She was a member of the Cove Calvary Baptist Church and had resided in Cove for the past 60 years. Survivors include her son, Carson H. Haefer, Cove; brothers Ernest Simonis of North Powder, Laurence Simonis of Milwaukie, Ore.; sisters Eunice Smith of North Powder, Ellen Timpy of Union and Ethel Follett of Elgin; a grandson, Roger Haefer, Portland; and two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Cove Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Hills officiating. Concluding service and vault interment will follow in the Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being directed by Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel of La Grande. The Observer; La Grande OR; Wednesday, April 26, 1978; Page...

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Millering, ‘Cinda’ J. – Obituary

Forest Grove – Graveside services were held Friday afternoon for Marjorie “Cinda” J. Millering, 63, Forest Grove. Mrs. Millering died May 6, 1987, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro following a short illness. Friday’s services were held in Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande, with the Rev. Jack Hart, pastor of the First Christian Church in La Grande, officiating. Concluding rites and interment followed. Marjorie “Cinda” Jean Millering was born June 23, 1923, in North Powder, a daughter of Horace and Marie Miller Belden. She was raised and educated in La Grande. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in Weiser, Idaho and they lived in La Grande. Her husband died in May of 1975 in La Grande. Mrs. Millering worked at the Rexall drug Store in La Grande from 1958 until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Forest Grove last August to be near her daughter. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church. Survivors include on son, Farrold Willering [sic – Millering], Elgin; one daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) Rhodes, Gaston; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Dallas Belden, Chehalis, Wash., and Quinton Beldon [sic – Belden], Corvallis; and two sisters, Doris Clark, Baker, Calif., and Mary Jane Cocking, Colfax, Wash. Fuiten-Rose Mortuary Chapel of Forest Grove was in charge of local arrangements. Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus Tuesday, May 12, 1987 Page...

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Moore, Luther Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Luther Moore Passes Last Night – Well Known North Powder Woman Succumbs Suddenly While Being Taken to Baker Hospital The many friends of Mrs. Luther Moore of North Powder were grieved to learn that death came to her Thursday evening at 5:30 o’clock. She had been ailing some time, and was taken ill suddenly while visiting at the home of J.B. Wilson. Realizing the need of a physician’s services and none being available here, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her husband, her mother, and Mrs. D.F. Cook, was taken to Baker but never revived, passing away peacefully. She had recently returned from Eugene with her mother, Mrs. Grace Kelsey, with whom she had stayed for a visit. Edna Grace Kelsey, daughter of L.S. and Grace Kelsey, was born at North Powder Nov. 7, 1886. Her father was a prominent pioneer and a successful farmer and business man. She was married Dec. 5, 1904, to Luther Moore, who survives, as does her mother, Mrs. Grace Kelsey, Eugene, and four sisters, Mrs. William Hutchinson, North Powder, and three half sisters, Mrs. Laura Goff, Portland; Mrs. Lettie Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. violet Parker, North Powder. Funeral services will be conducted at the North Powder M.E. church at 2 o’clock p.m. Sunday, August 5, with burial in the local cemetery. North Powder News Friday, August 3,...

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Lambert, Arthur E. – Obituary

A. E. Lambert Passes Life Arthur E. Lambert, 52, cost accountant for the Portland bureau of water works, died Sunday at the United States veterans hospital in Portland. His parents were pioneers of Yamhill county, his mother having crossed the plains in 1852. Mr. Lambert was born near Dayton, February 13, 1876. He was educated at Corvallis and at the University of Oregon. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he enlisted in the Second Oregon regiment and was in numerous engagements in the Philippine islands, serving throughout the war as corporal of company A. For a number of years Mr. Lambert lived in Pendleton, where he was assistant cashier of the Pendleton Savings bank. He moved to North Powder to become cashier of the North Powder State bank. In 1903 he married Mae Smyth of Dayton, and is survived by his wife, a son Eldon, a daughter, La Valle, his mother, Mary E. Lambert, a brother, C.Q. Lambert, a sister, Mrs. J.O. Palmer, all of Portland, and a brother, Chester Lambert, of Umatilla. Mr. Lambert was prominent in civic affairs and last year he was senior vice-commander of the Scout Young camp, Spanish War Veterans. Funeral services were held at the Edward Holman & Sons parlors at 2:30 P.M. and Spanish War Veterans were in charge. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, July 11,...

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