Location: Paradise Oregon

Wallowa County Oregon Burial Index – Surnames A – Z

Surname A ABLE: Flora ACTON: Flora, Prairie Creek ADAMS: Prairie Creek ADEY: Enterprise ADRIAN: Enterprise AGER: Flora AKERS: Wallowa AKIN: Alder Slope AKINS: Enterprise ALESON: Enterprise ALEXANDER: Paradise ALFORD: Bramlet, Enterprise ALLARD: Prairie Creek, Wallowa ALLEN: Bramlet, Enterprise, Lost Prairie, Lostine ALTO: Enterprise ALUMBAUGH: Wallowa ALVERTIE: Enterprise AMEY: Enterprise, Prairie Creek AMONINO: Enterprise ANDERSON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa ANDRAESON: Wallowa ANDREWS: Enterprise ANSON: Lostine APPLEGATE: Flora, Paradise, Prairie Creek ARAM: Enterprise ARMON: Bramlet ARNOLD: Enterprise, Imnaha ASCHENBRENNER: Enterprise ASERNATH: Enterprise ASHER: Enterprise, Lostine ASSMAN: Lostine ASTWOOD: Enterprise AUDET: Enterprise AULT: Enterprise AUSLER: Enterprise, Flora AUTHIER: Lost Prairie AUTRLY: Bartlett AVERILL: Enterprise AVERY: Enterprise, Lostine Surname B BACON: Enterprise, Lost Prairie BAGGETT: Wallowa BAILEY: Enterprise BAILIE: Enterprise BAIRD: Enterprise, Wallowa BAKER, Enterprise, Flora, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAKKE: Wallowa BALDWIN: Bramlet BALENTIN: Prairie Creek BALES: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BALLANTYNE: Prairie Creek BALLARD: Enterprise, Wallowa BALLAS: Enterprise BALTER: Prairie Creek BANKHEAD: Bramlet, Wallowa BANNISTER: Enterprise BARBER: Enterprise BARE: Imnaha BAREMORE: Wallowa BARKLOW: Wallowa BARNARD: Hurricane Creek, Prairie Creek BARNES: Enterprise, Paradise BARNETT: Enterprise, Wallowa BARNHILL: Enterprise BARTER: Enterprise BARTH: Enterprise BARTLES: Enterprise BARTON: Bramlet, Enterprise, Hurricane Creek, Lostine, Prairie Creek, Promise, Wallowa BASENETT: Enterprise BASFORD: Enterprise BASH: Enterprise BASIM: Enterprise BASSETT: Wallowa BATER: Enterprise BATES: Prairie Creek BATLY: Prairie Creek BAUER: Enterprise BAXLEY: Enterprise BAXTER: Enterprise, Prairie Creek, Wallowa BAY: Alder Slope, Enterprise BAZINE: Wallowa BEACH: Enterprise, Paradise BEALS: Prairie...

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Biographical Sketch of William H. Pullen

William H. Pullen is one of the prominent men of Malheur County, being both a successful business man and property owner and popular County official. He was born in Illinois, on March 1, 1845, being the son of William and Mary (Weils) Pullen, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Liverpool. When thirteen, he went with his parents to Texas, remaining there until 1867, and then returned to Illinois, where he engaged in farming until 1872. At that date a move was made to Pawnee County, Nebraska, and that was his home until 1880. He next located in Coos County, Oregon, where two years were spent and another move was made to Jackson County, whence one year later he returned to Coos bay and remained there five years. We next see Mr. Pullen in Wallowa County where he engaged in the mercantile pursuit at Lostine. Four years after this venture, he sold out and went to the lumbering business in Paradise, the same County. It was 1897, when Mr. Pullen came to Malheur County and bought one hundred and twenty acres of fertile land one-fourth of a mile from Owyhee. He has also eighty acres in Idaho and his land is well improved. In 1900 he was called by the people to act as County assessor, his name appearing on the Republican ticket and in the spring of 1902 he was...

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Baker, Vernon – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Vernon Baker was fatally shot at about twelve o’clock Monday night by Harry Swisher near Paradise. According to Swisher, who has recently purchased the Bob Turner place, he suspected that someone from the Joseph creek region was trying to make way with some of his mules, and started out toward Joseph creek, accompanied by Erick Smutler. They soon came face to face with Vernon Baker with three of Swisher’s mules, one of which was packed. The men attempted to take Baker back to Flora, but Baker resisted and declared the mules to be his own. They followed him to the Ed Enyart place, where they stopped him, Smutler keeping him covered with a revolver, while Swisher went into the Enyart house to phone for the sheriff. As he came out of the house, Baker put spurs to his horse to escape, Swisher called for him to stop, and when he did not he opened fire; the second shot hitting him in the back of the head. He died soon after, a sheet was placed over his body, and the sheriff called. Sept 1922, Wallowa Sun Contributed by: Larry...

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Applegate, Clifford – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Clifford Applegate, 51 year-old Umatilla carpenter, died here today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Merton Kuhn, following a brief illness. A native of Paradise, Ore., and a former resident of Wallowa county, Applegate had resided for the last three and one half years in Umatilla. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Applegate, Umatilla; a grandson, Jimmie Applegate, Umatilla; a brother, Donald Applegate, Tillamook, and three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Wade of Enterprise, Mrs. Letha Dailey of Portland and Mrs. Vadna Kuhn of La Grande. Services will be held from the Snodgrass Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday under the Rev. Gene Robinson, with burial to follow in the Portland crematorium. La Grande Evening Observer Saturday, 19 June 1954, Page 4. Contributed by: Robert C....

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Berland, Louis – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louis Berland, Wallowa county pioneer, died Sunday, April 9 at the home of his daughter, Louisa Day, in Enterprise. Berland was born in Norway, March 25, 1849. He came to the United States at the age of 16 with only 10 cents in his pocket. He worked as a cobbler for many years and while living in Rushford, Minn, he married Isabelle Gulickson. To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive. In 1891 he moved with his family to Paradise, Ore. In 1896 he moved to Enterprise where he owned a harness and shoe shop. In 1921 Mrs. Berland died and two years later he married Jennie Cunningham. Jennie Berland died Feb. 11, 1939. Since that time he has lived with his daughter Berland has been associated with his daughter Emily Wilson in the Berland grocery for 26 years and has been active in civic affairs of the city and county. All of his family was to be present at his funeral in the Methodist church, Wednesday at 2 p. m. The La Grande Observer, April 19, 1939 Contributed by: Holly...

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Ward, Orlando (Landy) – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Orlando (Landy) Ward, died of a heart attack on Friday, Dec. 26, 1969 on the Snyder Ranch in Paradise area where he was spending the Christmas holiday with his son. Funeral services were held Monday, at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Home. Interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery with military committal service by Wallowa Lake Post #157 of the American Legion. Born Nov. 22, 1895 in Milan, Mo., son of E.R. & Myra Ward, and lived in Wallowa county for 69 years. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired logger. On March 14, 1925 he married Nellie Maud Fisher, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, Jay Clifton Ward of Enterprise; a sister, Mrs. Iva Williams of Portland and 6 grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated Jan. 1, 1970. Contributed by: Michelle...

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Cole, Robert Lindford – Obituary

Robert Lindford Cole 1867 – 1950 Robert Lindford Cole was the son of Rev. William Person Cole Sr. AKA Wiley P. Cole and Catherine Lindord Misner Cole. In the early 1940’s the Enterprise Chieftain published articles concerning Wallowa County Pioneers still living in the area. At this time they interviewed Robert Cole and the following article was published as a result. It gives his complete history. Another Wallowa County resident who belongs in the ranks of the pioneers is Robert Lindord Cole of Enterprise who has resided in the county since 1880. Mr. Cole was born on May 5, 1867 in Johnson county, Nebraska, about then miles from the town of Tecumsch. His parents lived on a corn farm, which they had homesteaded in the early ’60’s. The lure of the West gripped them in the spring of 1880 and with four neighbor families they set out in a covered wagon for Walla Walla, Washington. The Cole family consisted of Robert’s parents and three brothers and one sister. The oldest boy was eighteen and Robert Cole the youngest of the boys, was 13. His sister was 11. The five-wagon train left Johnson county, Nebraska, on April 20, 1880. During most of the trip Robert walked behind the wagons carrying a double barreled shotgun with which he managed to shoot enough ducks, grouse, sage hens, and rabbits to keep all...

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Conley, Grace V. – Obituary

Final Services Held For Grace Conley Grace Conley passed away Friday evening, July 5, 1974 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She had lived at the Wallowa County Nursing Home for several years. She was born Aug. 8, 1875 near Danville, Penn., daughter of William C. and Rebecca Wilson. In October of 1805 she came with her family to Oregon where her parents homesteaded near Paradise. On Oct. 31, 1896 she was married at Paradise to J.C. Conley who died on June 29, 1939. She had been a member of the Methodist Church, later becoming a charter member of the Enterprise Community Church when the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches were united. She was one of the 28 charter members of Wallowa Valley Chapter 50, Order of Eastern Star, which was instituted on March 22, 1897. She was a member of Neighbors of Woodcraft, and of the Grace Conley Circle of the Enterprise Community Church. Memorial services were conducted by the Bollman Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Community Church with the Rev. Edward J. Morrison officiating. Gail Swart was organist and Clifford Collingsworth sang “How Great Thou Art.” The congregation sang “Abide With Me.” Casket bearers, all nephews, were Willard Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Kermit Wilson, M. Keith Wilson, Howard Wilson and Don Gaily. Interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. It is with a...

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Ralls, Johnny – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Johnny D. Ralls, son of J. W. and Mary A. Ralls, was born in Knox Co., Missouri, May 1, 1885 and died in Paradise, Oregon, June 7, 1903 at the age of 18 years, 1 month and 6 days. He suffered intensely for about 8 days. The deceased was a kind, affectionate and obedient son. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in it’s bereavement. The funeral sermon was preached in Paradise school house on June 9th and the remains interred in the Paradise cemetery, the services being conducted by rev. Henry Martin. A Card of Thanks We the undersigned, wish to thank the kind friends of Paradise and vicinity for their kindly care and sympathy towards us in the sickness and death of our son, Johnny. Mr. J.W. Ralls, wife and family. Both articles taken from the Flora Journal June 12,...

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McConnell, S.W. – Obituary

S. W. McConnell, who had been in ill health for a long time, died at his home in Paradise, Sunday, Nov. 10th, and was buried Tuesday in the Paradise cemetery. Mr. McConnell was well known in our locality and was held in very high esteem by those who were so fortunate as to know him. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 14,...

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Wade, Sylvia Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Harry Wade Funeral Today Death came to Mrs. Sylvia Wade Sunday, February 10 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. She had been a patient in the hospital for the past five months and previous to that had spent much time in hospitals in Portland. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) from the Community Church in Enterprise with Rev. James Sinclair, pastor of the Wallowa Christian Church officiating. Soloist will be Rev. John Sinclair, who will sing “Beautiful Garden of Prayer” and “The Old Rugged Cross”. Mrs. John Sinclair will be at the organ. Ritual services will be conducted by Anthony Chapter No. 88, Order of Eastern Star of Lostine, and vault entombment will be in the Lostine cemetery beside her son, Reid Wade, who preceded her in death in 1949. Pallbearers will be Marvin Searles, Keith Searles, W.N. Whitaker, Vernon McClain, Norman McCrae and James McCrae. Boothe-Bollman Funeral Home will be in charge of the service. Sylvia Applegate Wade was born November 10, 1896 in Paradise, Oregon, the daughter of Walter and Ellen Applegate, and on September 1, 1917 was united in marriage to Harry S. Wade of Flora, Oregon. The Wades spent many years operating a farm near the city of Lostine until their retirement a few years ago when they moved to Wallowa Lake and Enterprise which has been...

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Austin, Kittie Mabel – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Kittie Austin Laid To Rest Memorial services were held Monday afternoon from the Booth-Bollman Chapel for Kittie Mabel Austin, who passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital February 1, 1957, following a two-day illness. Rev. Leslie B. Bailey officiated with Rev. James Sinclair, soloist, and Mrs. John Sinclair at the piano. Songs were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery beside her husband who passed away in January of 1949. Pallbearers were: Armel Cole, Guy Murrill, Spencer Bacon, Jack Sturm, Clyde Wulff and Doke Cole. Kittie Mabel Austin was born January 28, 1879 at Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of William and Sarah Cochran, and on March 10, 1902 was united in marriage to L.M. Austin of Enterprise, Oregon. She crossed the plains with her family when six months old, settling in the Paloose, Washington country with the family later moving to the Deer Creek section of Wallowa County at Paradise. Mrs. Austin had made her home in Wallowa County continuously for the past fifty-eight years where she was a fine neighbor and friend to all who knew her. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Wilma) Murrill, of Flora; Mrs. Dave (Lola) Parsley of Peck, Idaho; two brothers, N.H. Cochran of La Center, Washington; and Walter M. Cochran of Pendleton, Oregon; grandchildren, Manford and Melva Parsley; Nola, Bill...

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Shelton, Mack C. – Obituary

Mack C. Shelton Passes To Rest Mack C. Shelton was born in Dallas County, Iowa on February 25, 1885. He crossed the plains with his parents in 1862, coming first to Willamette valley. In 1873 he came to Union county and purchased a quarter section of land two and one-half miles northwest of Elgin in 1878. While he lived in this vicinity he was engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married to Miss DeLilah Long September 21, 1874. To this union were born eleven children and two passed away in infancy. His wife passed away July 18,1900. He then sold his property and moved to the Grande Ronde river near Anatone, Washington, where he was engaged in the sheep business for a number of years. Later he purchased a place near Paradise, where he spent his remaining years. He was married to Bernice Hays on November 16, 1918. He passed away at his home on December 24, 1937, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 29 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one brother, Haratio Shelton of Ellensburg, Washington; two sisters, Maggie Fine of Walla Walla, Washington, and Alice Bowman of Richland and nine children; Mrs. Lula Griffith of Grand Junction, Colorado; Mrs. Estella Goble, Medical Springs; Mrs. Blanche Ryland, Hermiston; Mrs. Verda Gray, Alicel; Chesley Shelton, Wallowa; Mrs. Rosa Norton, Baley; Lawrence...

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Dailey, Letha – Obituary

Word has been received of the death of Letha E. Dailey in a Portland hospital. She was born April 28, 1898 in Paradise, Oregon and passed away Sept. 3rd, 1967. She is survived by one brother, Donald Applegate, of Tillamook, Oregon; one sister, Mrs. Vadna Kuhn of La Grande; one son, Billy W. Dailey of Eugene, Oregon; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Alber of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mrs. Dailey will be remembered as Letha Applegate in Wallowa County where she spent her early years. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, September 1967 Contributed by: Sue...

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Beard, J. R. – Obituary

J.R. Beard, better known as Grandpa Beard, who resided near Paradise, died Sunday morning, aged 73 years. Source: The News Record, Enterprise, Oregon, May 14, 1908 page 1 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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