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Way, Charles – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Charles Way Died in California last week. The body was sent to this place, arriving Sunday and the funeral services held at the Baptist church at 3:30 p.m. and interment made in the Enterprise cemetery. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Herman of this city and was about 61 years of age. He was a printer of Ureka, California. Wallowa County Reporter, Wednesday, June 5,...

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Blacker, Henry James – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon (Dedicated to the Memory of Our Beloved Son and Brother Henry James Blacker) Born at Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, California March 18th, 1858: Died at Union, Union Co. Oregon, January 5th, 1879: I “He is not dead-he sleeps and he shall wake- Wake to new joy, new triumph, and new power: Wake to receive his birthright and his dower. Soon will the everlasting morning break- Soon will the mists and clouds his soul forsake And There, mid leafy glad and sunny bower, Shall live each tree and bloom each sweet, bright flower. He lived on earth, his heart’s home to re-make: We weep; but when for him that sun shall rise, We shall forget our grief and earth born pain, And watach the dawn with glad expectant eyes That shall restore our dead to life again; As come bright birds along the summer skies, As bloom bright flowers after the summer’s rain. II I sing of joy, dear Father! all for thee. No sob of mine shall mar the angel a song; No tear of mine shall do thy spirit wrong. Did’st thou not know of love’s eternity? Death hat but crowned thee, Death has set thee free! Thou art thyself-theyself, freed, great and strong. With all the powers which to thy soul belong> And visions which no earthly eye can see, We know thy...

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Blacker, Mary E. – Obituary

Mary E. Blacker died November 19, 1920, at the home of her son Robert, in South union, at the age of 91 years. The funeral took place from the residence Sunday November 21, 1920 at 2 p.m. She was laid to rest by her husband, who preceded her to the Great Beyond 9 years ago. Mary Elizabeth Duignan was born in Ireland in 1829. She came to this country at the age of nineteen years, settling in Philadelphia, where she spent three years with friends. She then left for San Francisco to join a brother who was living there. She journeyed by water to the Isthmus of Panama and crossed overland on mules to the Pacific; taking a steamer on to San Francisco. Later, while living in San Francisco, she met and married Lot A. Blacker. From here they moved to Scott’s Bar, Siskiyou county, in northern California, then to Walla Walla, Washington, then to Auburn, Baker county, Oregon, and later to Union, Oregon, where she lived until her death. She was resident of Oregon sixty-one years and of Union county forty-nine years. She was the mother of eight children, seven boys and one girl, three of whom are living-George W., of Pine, Oregon; Robert and Schuyler, both of Union. One child died at Auburn, Oregon, and four were taken by diphtheria during the diphtheria epidemic at Union in...

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Childers, Wallace – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Wallace Childers, Son of Pioneer Family, Dies Relatives here yesterday received word of the death of Wallace Childers, 61, yard master for Southern Pacific, at Dunsmuir, yesterday in a San Francisco hospital. He is a former La Grande resident, son of a pioneer family, and at one time was a professional baseball player with the Weiser team when Walt Johnson was pitching for the. Childers attended the local schools. Survivors include his wife of Dunsmuir, a daughter in Los Angeles, two sisters, Mrs. Della Wagner and Olive Childers, brigadier in the Salvation Army, and a brother, Merle Childers, all three of La Grande. Funeral services are being held Friday in Dunsmuir and burial will be in Eugene where grave side services will be held. La Grande Evening Observer Wednesday October 17, 1945 Front...

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Corbett, Lou – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Former La Grande resident J. “Lou” Corbett died yesterday in Yreka, Cal., at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass funeral home in La Grande. Date and time of the services have not yet been decided. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Corbett, who was born June 7, 1862, moved to Yreka from La Grande about 30 years ago. A miner in Yreka, he had been ill for many months. He once worked a mining claim in the Grande Ronde valley and maintained his claims after he moved to California. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Rose Corbett, Yreka, Cal; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Garner, Pittsburgh, Cal., and Mrs. Hazel Martin, Walla Walla, Wash.; and one son Roy Corbett, Yreka. La Grande Evening Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday September 25, 1950 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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Bruch, Georgeanna Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Georgeanna Marie Bruch, 89, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 4. A memorial service was held today in Hillsboro. Burial at Fir Lawn Cemetery in Hillsboro will be private. Fir Lawn Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bruch was born Nov. 19, 1916, to George E. and Marie Keller Lockwood in Riverside. She attended school in La Grande and graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Spokane in 1940. On Jan. 24, 1943, she married Robert H. Bruch. The lived in Yreka, Calif., and Hillsboro before moving to Woodburn, and more recently to a care center in Hillsboro. She worked as a nurse at hospitals in Spokane, Grand Coulee, Wash., Yreka and Hillsboro. She retired as assistant supervisor of surgery. She later worked for Dr. Imbrie at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Portland. She was a member of a Methodist women’s group and DAR. She volunteered with Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and Camp Fire, and was known as an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, knitting, genealogy and being with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband of Hillsboro; children and their spouses, Leland and Ginny Bruch of Seattle, and Claudia and Bill Stockton of Hillsboro; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Lockwood of Virginia; and other relatives. A brother, Robert Lockwood, died earlier. Memorials may be made to...

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Chitwood, Lawrence Allan – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Lawrence Allan Chitwood, 65, of Bend and formerly of La Grande, died unexpectedly of natural causes Jan. 4 while hiking up Pilot Butte. Memorial services are being planned. Visit www.LarryChitwoodMemorial.notlong.com for details. Larry Chitwood was born Aug. 4, 1942, to Paul H. and Ruth O. Chitwood in Los Angeles. He spent his childhood in Mount Shasta, Calif., and completed high school in Klamath Falls. His early interests included music, astronomy, electronics and mechanics. He earned degrees in music and education from Whitman College in Walla Walla. While attending Whitman, he met Karen Bergstrom of Yakima, and they married Dec. 18, 1965. The couple moved to La Grande where Larry taught music at the junior high school. After four years of teaching, Larry changed careers. The couple moved to Portland where Larry attended Portland State University, earning a master’s degree in geology. In 1972 the family moved to Bend where he began a career in geology with the U.S. Forest Service. He had special interest in the volcanology of Central Oregon. He retired in June 2007 after 35 years as the geologist for the Deschutes National Forest. He was instrumental in creating the Newberry Volcanic National Monument. His work is seen in the interpretive signs on the Big Obsidian Flow in Newberry Crater and at the top of Pilot Butte. He was active in ecological resource management...

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Gordon, Arlie F. – Obituary

Arlie F. Gordon, 76, of Union, died March 17 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery with a celebration of life potluck to follow at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse. Services are casual dress. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Arlie was born Aug. 9, 1931, to Ralph and Lillian Gordon in Eureka, Calif. The only boy of four children, he was raised on the family ranch in Showers Pass, Calif. Arlie worked all around that area for many years. He married Dorene McPherson and raised two children, Candy and Abe. In 1969 the family moved to Summerville, Calif., where he worked for Sierra Pacific as a truck driver for 16 years. He and Dorene divorced in 1981. He married his wife, the love of his life, Karen, on Oct. 22, 1982, in Reno. They were together for 25 years. He became dad to her four children: Jackie, Stormie, Marty and Debbie. In 1992, they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley where Arlie became involved in many things. He worked for the Union Cemetery District for the last 11 1/2 years. He was on the Planning Commission for seven years before serving eight years on the Union City Council where he was the liaison for the Planning Commission. He was voted Man...

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Waldo, Joel F. – Obituary

Joel F. Waldo, 45, of Baker City, died Oct. 22, 2004, at his home with his devoted wife, Cindy, his mother-in-law, Phyllis, and his minister by his side. He was diagnosed with lung cancer on Oct. 16, 2003, even though he had never smoked a day in his life. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Pastor Susan Barnes will officiate. Joel was born on Aug. 19, 1959, at Sioux City, Iowa. He worked very hard all his life and was constantly learning new things so he could do it himself. Joel received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Nebraska in Omaha in August 1985. Joel put himself through graduate school with Cindy by his side, encouraging him always. Joel received a master’s in wildlife management from Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas, in December 1988. While in Texas, Joel conducted a research project to determine if horizontal polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of dried whole blood evidence could be used as a law enforcement tool in the identification of big game species. This was adopted by Texas Parks and Wildlife to help them with game-law violators. Joel married Cindy Wichman on June 17, 1989, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. They had dated for 7 years. Joel and Cindy had known each other for more than half their...

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Konomihu Tribe

Konomihu Indians. A subsidiary tribe of the Shasta, living at the forks of Salmon River, Siskiyou County, California, extending 7 miles up the south fork and 5 miles up the north fork.  Their language is very divergent from that of the main body of...

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Siskiyou County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted by Siskiyou Cemeteries Online Butcher Hill Cemetery Callahan Cemetery Dunsmuir Cemetery Edgewood Cemetery Etna Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Ferry Point Cemetery Ft. Goff Cemetery Ft. Jones Cemetery Foulke Cemetery Gazelle Cemetery Hamburg Cemetery Happy Camp Cemetery Henley/Hornbrook Cemetery Hoover Cemetery Horse Creek Cemetery Lakeview (Macdoel) Cemetery Little Shasta Cemetery McCloud Cemetery Montague Cemetery Orleans Cemetery Picard Cemetery St. Joseph’s Cemetery Sawyer’s Bar Cemetery Scott Bar Cemetery Tennant Cemetery Winema (Weed) Cemetery Volunteers to take cemetery photos Cemetery Photo Volunteers Edson-Foulke Cemetery (hosted at Siskiyou County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment.net) Siskiyou County Cemeteries...

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Biography of W. L. Adams A.M., M.D.

W.L. ADAMS, A.M., M.D. – The subject of this biography, a pioneer who drove his own ox team across the plains in 1848, is one of the most unique of western characters; and history entitles him to be placed in the catalog of the illustrious men who bore prominent parts in settling Oregon, and in molding public sentiment. To give a full history of his life would require a large book; but our limited space would require a large book; but our limited space forbids anything but a rapid glance at a few waymarks along the road traveled for nearly sixty-nine years by one of the most original and energetic of men. The writer has known him well more than forty years, and has learned from his family and acquaintances enough of incidents and peculiarities to make a very readable biography. He was born in Painesville, Granger county, Ohio, February 5, 1821. His father was born in Vermont, as was his mother; and both emigrated to the “Western Reserve” when it was a wilderness. His father was a strong Whig, as were his relatives, the noted Adams family of Massachusetts, and a devoted friend of General Harrison, with whom he served in all of his Indian campaigns. His mother was an Allen, – a descendant of Ethan Allen, the “Hero of Ticonderoga.” Her mother and William Slade’s mother were...

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Biography of Benjamin Brown

BENJAMIN BROWN. – Mr. Brown was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1831, and remained at his native place until 1857, receiving a common-school education. In this year he emigrated to American and settled in Michigan, remaining until March, 1858, when he came to California by way of New York and the Isthmus. From San Francisco he found his way to the Siskiyou mines, and operated until July of 1868, and thence came to the Frazer river mines. In the autumn of that year, he brought his journeyings to a close at Steilacoom, where he remained a year. Being favorably impressed with the Pacific coast country, he now returned East for his family, bringing them to the agency on the Umatilla reservation, where he was employed until the next spring. After a time spent in freighting to Walla Walla, he removed to the Grande Ronde valley, and helped in the building of a stockade some six miles north of the present site of La Grande. He has remained in the vale ever since, and has been closely identified with the history of the country. In 1852 he was married to Miss Francis Kirk; and a family of five girls are growing up around him. The only trouble they had with the Indians was in 1862, the time that they placed a pole, as a line north of which the Whites...

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Biography of Sidney S. Benton

SIDNEY S. BENTON. – This pioneer of Illinois, California and Washington is one of those facile, multiplex characters that give to our Western life its buoyancy. He was born in the first-named State in 1838, while Chicago was yet in her swamps, and his father was at that city in 1831, when it was a mere Indian trading post, and also at Galena, the home of the Grants, in 1832. His father came out to California with ox-teams amid Indians, and over the usual sage-brush plains, and the iron-stone rocks in 1849. He mined on Feather river in Yuba county, and in 1852 went to Siskiyou county, where he followed mining and merchandising. Sidney arrived in 1856 via Panama at Yreka, and mined near that city and in Scott’s valley until 1861. In that year he went to Nevada, working on the Comstock; for six years he was underground foreman of the Savage mine, making money and losing it. In Siskiyou county and Surprise valley, and at Dixon in Solano county, California, he engaged again in business. At the latter place, in 1863, he met an old acquaintance from Wisconsin, Miss Mattie E. Bowmer. She and her brother had come the year before from the East in the company which had been attacked on the Upper Snake river by Indians, who killed twenty-eight of the party. Some fifteen years...

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Biography of Hon. Edward Eldridge

HON. EDWARD ELDRIDGE. – One of the most useful of Washington’s public men has been Mr. Eldridge, whose portrait we present. He is a Scotchman, having been born at St. Andrews in 1828. The Scotch either stay at home and become doctors, essayists, psychologist or preachers, or else go abroad and found institutions and cities. the mind of these islanders is said to be the most severely logical of any in the world, and their grip upon affairs the most tenacious. As a city builder and legislator, our representative of this great people has brought into effective action these characteristic qualities. When but a boy of thirteen he shipped as a sailor and followed the sea until 1849. This was the golden year of our coast; and the sharp-eyed young argonaut turned up in San Francisco about that time, hailing from the ship Tonquin. He found that he could handle a spade and “Long Tom” as well as a halyard or helm, and for a year dug gold on the Yuba. He then took a run of eighteen months on the Pacific mail steamer Tennessee; but, concluding that the only satisfactory way of living was as a man of family, he married and went to Yreka. Neither this place nor San Francisco, which he tried again, quite suited him; and in 1853 he came up to the Sound with...

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