Location: Promise Oregon

Doud, Asa Orvel – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa 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 Asa Orvel Doud passed away at Promise north of Wallowa on June 23, 1984. He was born December 19, 9116 at Alva, Oklahoma, son of William and Q.Z. Maxwell Doud. Asa was a farm laborer most of his life and never married. Survivors include four brothers, Vernie Doud of Oroville, Calif., Lester Doud of Wallowa, Lonnie Doud of Lostine, and Carl Doud of Oroville,...

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Carper, Charles P. – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Early Promise Resident Dies Charles P. Carper, resident of Promise for 42 years, died at La Grande, Monday, May 24, 1937, after an illness of over a year. Funeral services were held at the cemetery in Promise, Tuesday, and were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends, Rev. Albert Kribs, pastor of the Christina church of Elgin, gave the address. Six of Mr. Carper’s sons were pall bearers, Harold, Robert, Ralph, Melvin, Roy and Orville Carper. Mr. Carper was a son of Washington Carper, one of the first of the many who came to the county from West Virginia. He visited the county and carried back glowing reports of it which, induced the family to move west. Charles Carper was born in Raleigh county, West Virginia, April 8, 1872, and moved to La Grande in1891 and farmed near there for three years and in 1894 came into the forest belt of Wallowa county and took a homestead at Promise. He married Miss Bertha Doud May 12, 1897, to which union 15 children were born, all but one of whom survive him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Carper and the following children: Mrs. Curtis Lindsey, La Grande; Mrs. Roy Burnett, Baker; Ralph Carper, Hilgard; Robert Carper, la Grande; Roy Carper, Troy; Mrs. Frank Lindsey, Mrs. Ivan Garrett, Howard, Melvin, Harold, Orval,...

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Carper, Boyd Clement – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Boyd Clement Carper passed away at the Enterprise hospital on Feb. 20 after a lingering illness. Mr. Carper was born Oct. 2, 1872,in Fayette county, West Virginia, the second child of H. and Margaret Carper. His early life was spent near his birthplace. On Oct. 2, 1897, he was united in marriage to Leatha Anne Sannar in Beckly, West Virginia. They came to Promise, Ore., in the spring of 1898 where they made their home for 40 years with the exception of a brief residence of four months in Idaho in 1908. They moved to Wallowa in 1938 where they have since resided. He united with the Christian church in his early teens. Mr. Carper was a charter member of the Promise grange, a director of the telephone company, and a director of the Promise school for years. He always took an active part in everything that meant the upbuilding of the community. He is survived by his widow, Leatha Carper; two brothers, Frank of Beaver, West Virginia and Clyde of Charleston, West Virginia; two sisters, Edith Galloway of Beckley, West Virginia; two half-brothers, Earl and Van Carper, and two half-sisters, Opal and Garnet of West Virginia. Four brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Wallowa Christian church with Rev. O. W. Jones in charge. The...

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Carper, Bertha Doud Mrs. – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Promise Pioneer Laid To Rest Death came Friday to another Wallowa county pioneer, Mrs. Bertha Doud Carper, who died in Wallowa Memorial hospital after an illness of five months. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 in the Christian church at Wallowa. Rev. O. W. Jones in charge and Rev. Gene Robinson of the Christian church in La Grande assisting. The choir sang “Standing on the Promises” and “Under His Wings.” Burial was in the Promise cemetery by the side of her husband. All of her 14 living children were present for the services. One son, William Dale, passed away in childhood. Due to illness, her sister, Mrs. I. S. McDonald, was unable to be present. Mrs. Carper was born in Kansas, Dec. 5, 1878. She was married to Charles Carper in 1897, and most of their married life was spent at Promise. The last seven years she had lived at Wallowa. Bertha Jane Doud came to Wallowa county in 1894 with her parents. She was the first school teacher in Promise. Among her first pupils were A. B. (Burton) Miller and the Maxwell boys. After she and Charles P. Carper were married on May 12, 1897 they made their home on a homestead in Promise and fifteen children were born there. In early life she united with the Christian Church, and was a...

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Carper, John – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon John Carper Laid To Rest John Carper, resident of Promise for the past 50 years, passed away Monday. He had been in poor health for several months and bedfast most of the time since the first of the year. Mr. Carper was born on July 16, 1870. He homesteaded in the Promise district about 50 years ago and continued to live on the original homestead until his last illness. He was a leader in grange activities and had many friends throughout the county. Surviving are his widow and six children: Henry of Enterprise, Ed of Wallowa, Fred of the U.S. army air corps stationed in India, Frank in the navy, and Mrs. Maude Haney and Mrs. Lora Barton both of Wallowa. He is also survived by a large number of other relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Promise grange with burial at Promise. Wallowa County Chieftain, Front page – Thursday, August 16,...

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Carper, Ivan – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Ivan Carper, 87, of Wallowa, died Tuesday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wallowa Christian Church. A full obituary will be published later. Bollman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. La Grande Observer, La Grande, Union County, Oregon, November 4, 2004 Contributed by Sue Wells Ivan Curtis Carper, 87, passed away on Oct. 26,2004, in Enterprise. He was born on Aug. 27, 1917 in Promise to Charles Paris and Bertha Jane (Doud) Carper. He was the 13th child born out of 15 children, and spent his childhood growing up in Promise during the Great Depression. Due to family hardships, he had to quit school after the eighth grade to help run the family homestead. He used to bring loads of firewood by horse drawn wagon or sleigh to Maxville and Wallowa to sell for supplies. Ivan was a sheepherder in Oregon and Idaho. He herded sheep from Enterprise, down in the Snake River and around into the Grangeville area. Ivan went into the Navy in 1941 during World War II, and served on five different ships, the SS W.S. Miller, SS Silverado, SS Henry Failing, SS Wallace, and the USS Hornet. When he got out of the Navy he worked at a small sawmill in Wallowa until it burnt down. He then worked at the Wallowa County Grain Growers until 1952. Ivan...

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Carper, John – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon 1955-2004 John Wesley Carper, 49, of Promise died Dec. 10. A celebration of life and potluck will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the IOOF hall in Wallowa. Mr. Carper was born March 8, 1955, to John Edgar and Linda Juhola Carper in La Grande. He graduated from high school in Alsea where he was a member of the state champion football team. He had a ranch in Wallowa County and worked at Rogge’s Mill, where he received awards as a lumber grader. He enjoyed hunting, gathering mushrooms and rocks, and loved the history of the Promise area. Survivors include siblings, Elaine Wright, Alan Crawford and Robert Huotari. His parents and a brother, Russell Crawford, died earlier. LaGrande Observer, LaGrande, Oregon, Obituaries From December 13 – December 18, 2004, Published: December 23, 2004 John Wesley Carper, 48, passed away on Dec. 10, 2004, in Promise. John was born on March 8, 1955, in La Grande. He attended several schools in Oregon and graduated from Alsea High School, where he was a member of the state champion football team. In Wallowa County he was a rancher and worked at Rogge’s Mill, where he received awards as one of the best lumber graders in the area. He had a wide variety of outdoor interests, including hunting, mushrooming and rock hounding. He loved, and was very knowledgeable about...

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Barton, Thomas Jefferson – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thomas Jefferson Barton Passes at Enterprise Hospital Thomas J. Barton of Promise, died at the Enterprise Hospital Saturday (Nov. 8, 1941) where he had been a patient for several weeks and funeral services were held at the Promise Grange Hall Monday conducted by Arvil Hurt, Christian Minister of Wallowa. Burial was in the Promise Cemetery. Music was furnished by the Wallowa Christian ladies quartet composed of Mrs. Coley Wray, Mrs. Joe Rounsavell, Mrs. Spencer Trump and Mrs. Abbie Riggle. Mr. Barton was a native of West Virginia but five years ago came to the Promise Community to be nearer his son and by his kindness had endeared himself to the people of that section. Thomas Jefferson Barton was born in Franklin County, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1858, the son of Wm. E. and Emmoline Griffith Barton. He was married to Cora Belle Powers in 1891 and she passed away in 1932. To this union were born seven children: Charles A. Barton of Fayetteville, W.Va., G. Ruben Barton of Promise, William Elbert Barton who died in 1904, Mrs. Florence Baxter of South Nuttall, W.Va., Edgar H. Barton of Union (Oregon), Mrs. Russie Treadway of Fayetteville, W.Va., and Thomas M. Barton of Huntington, W.Va. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, John Barton of Pax, W.Va., E. M. (Elijah) Barton of Promise (Oregon), Mrs. Loucinda...

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Thomas, Percy W. – Obituary

Wallowa County, Oregon Percy W. Thomas died recently at the Veteran’s Hospital at Livermore, Cal., and was buried in the government cemetery at San Francisco. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlow A. Thomas and was born in Promise, January 28, 1897. In the World war he served as a wireless operator in the Signal Corps and since then helped operate a fig farm at Planada, Cal., until his health failed six months ago and he went to the hospital. His parents and one brother have died, and one sister survives, Mrs. Joseph Lloyd of Imbler. After the Thomas family had left Paradise Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd lived in Enterprise several years. Source: Enterprise Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, August 1, 1940 Contributed by: Sue...

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Gorbett, Chester E. – Obituary

Chester E. Gorbett Dies at Hermiston. Chester Everett Gorbett, of Hermiston, formerly of Promise, passed away at his home July 12 at the age of 86 years and 9 months. He was born at Colton, Ore. Oct. 13, 1877, one of seven children born to Joshau and Orintha Gorbett. He spent his entire life in Oregon. He was united in marriage to Bessie Phillips April 2, 1905. Survivors include his wife, Bessie, of Hermiston; two sons, Rolin of Wallowa and Duane of Canby, Ore.; also three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Lola) McDonald of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Grady (Myra) Banks of Hermiston and Mrs., James E. (Vera) of Wallowa,Ore.; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. One daughter, Verla, passed away at the age of seven and one grandson, Merlin Carper, at the age of nineteen. Mr. and Mrs. Gorbett resided at Colton and Oregon City until March 15, 1911 when they moved to Promise, and purchased her parent’s homestead, which was their home until April, 1959. Then they moved to Hermiston and bought a small acreage. He has been in failing health for several months. He was a member of the Christian Church and an active member of the Grange for several years, having been a charter member of the Promise Grange which was organized in 1922. Funeral services were held July...

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Carper, Joseph Thomas Edison – Obituary

Joseph Thomas Edison Carper, 83, of Anderson, California, passed away April 3, 2000 at his home. He was born September 20, 1916, in Promise. He wasa a logger by occupation and worked in the shipyards during WWII. He married Evelyn Trotter, March 5, 1940, in Lewiston, Idaho. Survivors include one son Richard Moore of Caldwell, Idaho; daughters, Caroyl Moore of Valley Springs, California, Novella Greggs of Anderson, California, and Maxine Poole of Bend; two brothers, Rober Carper of Joseph and Orville Carper of Lostine; sisters, Edna Beardsley of Washington, Sadie Lyon of Cove, Bertie Prince and Leona Collins of Wallowa, Elsie, Stroope of New Mexico, and Shirley Doud of Lostine; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn in 1994, as well as parents Walter and Lula Barton Carper and sister Mary Patterson. A memorial service for both Joseph and Evelyn Carper will be held May 29, 2000, at the 100F Hall in Wallowa, with burial in the Lostine Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 4, 2000 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Graham, Ralph – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Ralph W. Graham, a retired farmer of Joseph, passed away Monday, June 2, 1975, at Wallowa memorial Hospital. He had been ill for the past six months. He was born Aug. 10, 1898 at Promise, son of Albert and Adda Graham. On September 24, 1929 he was married to Cecile May McClain at La Grande. He was a ditch director and a silversmith artist. He belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cecile, at the farm home; two brothers, Dale and Herman of Grangeville, Ida.; five sisters, Mrs. Jeff (Ruby) Snyder, Kalispell, Mont., Rachel Applegate, Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Grover (Adda) Hunter, Kooskia, Ida., Mrs. Gordon (Carmen) Beisecker, and Mrs. Ray (Leora) Wilson, both of Grangeville, Ida., and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services are being held today (Thursday) at the Bollman chapel with Pastor Elvin M. Bartlett of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Jeanette powers will be organist and Catherine DeBoie will sing: “What A friend We Have In Jesus” and “Beyond The Sunset.” Casket-bearers will be: Verne Anderson, John Burnside, Jacob Schaefer, Kenneth Cornwell, Leon Mawhin and Cleve Coppin and internment will be in the Prairie Creek Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, June 5, 1975 Page 12 Contributed by: Sue...

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Gorbett, Verla Maxine – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Verla Maxine Gorbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester E. Gorbett of Promise died yesterday morning, March 10, 1937, at the Wallowa hospital. She was taken there suffering from a ruptured appendix and was operated on. She was born in Promise June 21, 1929. Surviving are her parents and two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at Promise tomorrow. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, March 11, 1937 Page 3 Contributed by: Sue...

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Knight, Ralph – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Ralph Knight died October 19, 1987 at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He was 80. Ralph was born January 30, 1907 at Elgin, the son of Bill and Mary Troy Knight. He grew up on Eden Bench. On April 10, 1926 he married Bernice S. Catherine Scott in Wallowa. Ralph was a farmer, and farmed in the Promise Powwatka area. Survivors include sons, Leonard and Ted Knight of Wallowa, and Jack Knight, Kamiah, Idaho; daughter, Ruby Berry, Wallowa; sister, Eunice, brother, Ray Knight, La Grande; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on September 8.1973, and a son, Herb. Funeral services were held at the Wallowa Methodist Church on Saturday, October 24, with Lester Wells officiating. Music was provided by Fred Bornstedt. Pallbearers were Talbert Bennett, Lynn Clary, Bruce Arbogast, John Magee, Florian DeGene, and John Burns. Interment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, October 29, 1987 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Wart, William, Sr. – Obituary

Promise, Oregon William Wart Sr. William Jay Wart Sr., 75 of Rt. 1, Weston, died May 28, 1985, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Ore. The Rev. Edward Morrison officiated. Wart was born July 21, 1909, in Baker, Ore., to Louis and Florence Wilcox Wart. The family moved to Promise, Ore. in 1913. He attended Enterprise schools and then worked with his father and area farmers on Alder Slope, near Enterprise. On Dec. 20, 1935, he married Olive “Dollie” P. Heskett in Enterprise. He worked as a mechanic there. In 1945, the couple moved to The Dalles, living there until they returned to Enterprise in 1947. In 1963, the moved to Athena and Wart worked at the Athena Garage, retiring in 1975. He built a cabin on Weston Mountain where they retired. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Athena. Wart is survived by his wife, at home; one son, Bill Wart Jr. of Kennewick; two daughters, Lois Spano of Virginia and Grace Bonavita of Bridgeport, Conn.; one brother, Fritz Wart of San Diego; and three grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Valley Herald, Milton-Freewater, OR, Wednesday, 5 June 1985, Page 2. Contributed by Robert C....

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