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Location: Tillamook Oregon

Obituary of L. Virgil Chadwick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now L. Virgil Chadwick, the son of Lynn James Chadwick and Georganna Miller Chadwick, was born on Nov. 3, 1920 at Hot Lake and died on Jan. 24, 1999 at the age of 78. Virgil grew up and attended school in Cove. After graduating from high school in 1938, he went to work on his cousin’s wheat farm. He later enlisted in the Unites States Army Air Corp for World War II and flew a number of missions into Europe. After his discharge from the service he returned to Cove and went back to work on the wheat farm. He then did some driving for the local oil company before driving log truck. He was united marriage to Orella Holloway Holmes on June 15, 1947 in Vancouver, Wash. Virgil and his family moved to Tillamook in 1952 where they leased a farm on the Wilson River tideland. In 1957, they purchased their own farm on Fairview Road, which they operated until they sold and retired in 1989. Virgil was active in the Tillamook County Farm Bureau as well as the State Farm Bureau for many years. He served as president of the Tillamook County Creamery Association for three years as well as several years as a director. He was a member of the Tillamook United Methodist Church,...

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Fisher, H. S. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now “Fall Is Fatal To H.S. Fisher” While helping wreck box cars at the East Oregon lumber yard Saturday, H.S. Fisher fell to the ground. He struck the back of his head on a flat car and fractured his skull and suffered other severe bruises and was taken to the hospital unconsciousness and passed away late Monday night. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe of the Methodist church and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Hiram Sloan Fisher was born at Tillamook, March 3, 1865, and was a son of D.C. Fisher, a native Oregonian who was near the top of the list of native sons. The family lived at Myrtle Creek a time and then came into Wallowa valley in 1874, making them among the half dozen first residents of the district which is now Wallowa county. Mr. Fisher, the father, bought the place later known was the Andy Harris home, on Wallowa river near the city of Wallowa, and lived there for about a year. Then he abandoned it and the family went to Union county where they remained many years. Hiram Fisher was married at Cove, Feb. 19, 1888, to Emma Rundall. They came to Wallowa county in 1909 and lived in Leap and then...

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Fisher, J.H. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James Harvey Fisher was born Jan. 12, 1864, the son of David and Nancy Jane Fisher, at Tillamook, Oregon, and passed away Nov. 6, 1947, at the age of 83 years, 10 months. Mr. Fisher had been in failing health for two years and had been bedfast for 14 months. He was united in marriage to Hattie Ellen Bloom Aug. 15, 1884, at Cove. To this union were born 11 children. One child passed away in infancy. Surviving are sons; Frank of Joseph, Bruce of Enterprise, Ira of Milton, Harry of Spokane, Willie of Salem; daughters, Mrs. John Stein, Mrs. W.M. Downing and Mrs. Frank Downing of Enterprise, Mrs. W.R. Freudenberg and Mrs. Julius Aleson of Joseph; also 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Belle Buisck of Union, also survive. Mr. Fisher’s mother passed away when he was nine years old. He and his father and brother, Hyram, came to Wallowa county in the fall of 1875, spending the winter at the mouth of Whiskey Creek. They returned to Myrtle Creek the following summer, coming back to Union county in 1877 where they made their home until coming to Wallowa County in 1899. They lived in the Leap county until 1920 when they moved to Hurricane Creek where they made their home until Mrs....

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Childers, Minnie M. (Bailey) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Minnie M. (Bailey) Childers Hermiston – The funeral for Minnie M. Childers will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston with burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mrs. Childers, 93, of Hermiston, died Sunday, July 14, 1996 at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1903, at Tillamook, to John and Elvira Parrish Bailey. She grew up in Wallowa County and lived there until her marriage to Howard B. Childers. The couple moved to Walla Walla. She came to Hermiston in 1953. Mrs. Childers enjoyed playing cards, fishing and quilting. Survivors include her son, H. Jay Childers of Prosser, Wash.; daughter Gay Van Scholack of Hermiston; brother, Walter Bailey of Hermiston; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Howard, parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. East Oregonian, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, Page...

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Hathaway, R. E. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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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Vincent , James Douglas – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ukiah, Oregon James “Doug” Douglas Vincent, 73, of Ukiah, died April 7 in Gresham. At his request no services will be held. Burial was at the Ukiah Cemetery. Gresham Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Doug was born Oct. 17, 1934, to Cecil and Ruth (Dawson) Vincent in St. Louis. When Doug was 6, the family moved from Missouri to Tillamook where Doug was raised and educated. At 16, he purchased a log truck and moved to Eastern Oregon where he met and married the love of his life, Patsy Sheff, on Aug. 14, 1955. The couple had five children. Doug logged in Union, Wallowa and Umatilla counties. In 1964, they moved to Alaska where Doug owned and operated Specialized Truck Parts & Service. In 1984 Doug and Patsy moved back to Ukiah, where they opened and operated Dan’s Ukiah Service, a hunters’ travel stop. Doug bred and raised Healer dogs and rabbits. He loved the Ukiah valley and enjoyed caring for the local bird population and engaging in political discussions. Doug is survived by his wife of 52 years in Ukiah; three daughters, Dellena Levan of Wasilla, Alaska, Vonnie Ceja and Terrie Lockwood of Gresham; son, Daniel Vincent of Ukiah; sister, Rosemary Vincent of Boliver, Mo.; brother, John Vincent of Gresham; seven grandchildren; and...

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Childers, Minnie M. (Bailey) – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The funeral for Minnie M. Childers will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston with burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mrs. Childers, 93, of Hermiston, died Sunday, July 14, 1996 at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1903, at Tillamook, to John and Elvira Parrish Bailey. She grew up in Wallowa County and lived there until her marriage to Howard B. Childers. The couple moved to Walla Walla. She came to Hermiston in 1953. Mrs. Childers enjoyed playing cards, fishing and quilting. Survivors include her son, H. Jay Childers of Prosser, Wash.; daughter Gay Van Scholack of Hermiston; brother, Walter Bailey of Hermiston; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Howard, parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. East Oregonian, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, Page...

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Havlik, Wanda Helen Clark Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Wanda Helen Havlik, 82, of Baker City, died Oct. 12, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon at the church after the service. There will be a second funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockwood Church of God in Portland. There will be a reception afterward at the church. Vault Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Wanda Helen Clark was born on Oct. 31, 1922, to John A. Clark and Jessie Gilkison Clark. She was born at a home on Hunt Mountain Lane on what is now the Buckner Ranch. She attended Baker schools and was a 1940 Baker High School graduate. She worked through the war years at the Baker office of the Oregon Employment Service. She moved to Tillamook in 1947 to work with Bell Telephone where she met Frank Havlik. They were married on Sept. 28, 1947, at Portland. Frank and Wanda settled in Gresham, where they watched their two children, Linda and Dale, grow up, marry and raise their families. After Frank’s death in 1989, Wanda remained in Gresham until 1994 when she returned...

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Biography of Philip F. Castleman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now PHILIP F. CASTLEMAN. – Those who now make the trip in the palatial car across the continent from the populous cities and thickly settled districts of the union, and view the Pacific Northwest in its present development, can but faintly realize the dangers and privations the sturdy pioneers experienced in reaching here, nor yet understand the troubles they had with the red man who then roamed its confines at will, and knew no law save what pleased the savage heart the best. They often meet among its residents not a few upon whom the snows of many winters have fallen, – and fallen while braving the inconveniences of pioneer life. They see in them the man or woman whose years are well-nigh ended, with no evidences that the passing one has a history and a record which ofttimes is not only that of a pioneer, but one who undertook many a dangerous task in order to reclaim and build up this the fairest section of America. Among those who might pass unnoticed, except that he is a man of years, with kindly look and gentlemanly bearing, is the gentleman whose name heads this article, and who well might occupy a place with heroes. He was born on May 17, 1827 near Hodginsville, Kentucky, his ancestors being...

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Johnson, Frederick William, Jr. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Federick William Johnson Jr., 68, of Boring, a former longtime Baker City resident, died June 29, 2003. His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland with U.S. Army honors. Mr. Johnson was born on June 11, 1935, at Tillamook to Frederick Sr. and Myrtle Johnson. He was raised and educated in the Gresham/Boring area, attending Orient Grade School and Gresham High School. He then attended Oregon State University at Corvallis. He served in the U.S. Army from January of 1955 to December of 1956. He then lived in the Portland Metro area until the late 1960s. At that time he moved to Baker City where he worked for Redi-Mix in the construction industry. He was a longtime member of the Baker Elks Lodge. He moved back to the family home at Boring in the fall of 2001. Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Johnson of Boring; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Suzann Johnson of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Lisbeth and Dan Parr of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Betty Norris and Mary Sause, both of Boring and Phyllis Claflin of Beavercreek; and three grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel of Gresham. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 4, 2003...

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Biography of William D. Stillwell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLIAM D. STILLWELL. – William D. Stillwell was born in Logan county, Ohio, on the 16th of November, 1823. While he was still quite young his parents moved to Michigan, and to Iowa in1838. After living there five years, he concluded in 1843 to emigrate to Oregon. Finding it too late to join the emigration trains, he stopped in Missouri until the following year, when he was among the first to camp at the starting point near Independence. The emigration company were slow in their preparations for starting, and, as Mr. Stillwell was eager to be off, he started out on the long journey across the plains with a small company of ten wagons, believing that the regular emigrant train would soon overtake them. The season was unusually wet; and many of the streams were swollen so as to make the crossing dangerous in the extreme. Many of them had to be forded; or, when timber long enough could be procured, they would make canoes and lash them together, ferry the families and wagons across, and swim the stock. In this way they proceeded for hundreds of miles, until finally it became necessary to halt, on account of the incessant rains and consequent high waters. They rested for twenty-one days; and still the rains continued, until...

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Pederson, Enid Clark Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Enid Pedersen, 86, of Baker City, and a Baker County native, died May 19, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Her funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., followed by a vault interment at Haines Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family following the services for a reception at the Baker City Christian Church, 675 Highway 7. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Enid Hester Clark was born April 6, 1920, at Hunt Mountain Road, southwest of Haines. The fifth of six children born to John A. and Jessie Gilkison Clark, Enid grew up and received her education in the Baker City schools. She married Ray Pedersen and from this union had her only child, Beverly Ray Miquel. Ray died in 1961. Enid loved the mountains of Eastern Oregon, and some of her favorite activities were picking mushrooms and huckleberries and camping. Having lived in Tillamook, Enid grew to love the Oregon Coast, too. She enjoyed her family gatherings and she hosted several Gilkison family reunions. Enid was an active member of the Baker City Christian Church. She was very proud of being...

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Hall, Izora Gregory Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Izora Gregory Hall, 96, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 19, 2000, at Santa Barbara. She will be interred in the Lostine Cemetery next to her husband, Wade B. Hall. A memorial service will take place next spring in Northeastern Oregon. The time and place will be announced later. Mrs. Hall was born Oct. 8, 1904, near Elgin, the first child of J. Frank and Tennessee Allen Gregory. She grew up on Smith Mountain near Wallowa. After graduating from Wallowa High School, Mrs. Hall taught for three years in rural Wallowa County schools Goff, Eden and Smith Mountain. Then she attended Oregon Normal School in Monmouth, and received a normal school degree. She taught junior high school English in coastal Oregon towns from 1927-49, Myrtle Point for two years, Tillamook for one year and then Coos Bay for 19 years. During those years she completed college by attending summer school. In 1949 she married Wade B. Hall of Wallowa, an employee of the U.S. Forest Service. They lived in Enterprise from 1950-54, where Mrs. Hall taught high school English in 1953 and 1954. The Halls lived in Baker City from 1954 until 1992, when they moved to the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence at La Grande. Mr. Hall died in 1993....

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Backlund, Donna Ratliff Kowing Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Donna Kowing Backlund, 61, of Baker City, died Sept. 27, 2002, at John Day. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shiela Kowing, who live up Laycock Creek in the John Day area. Mrs. Backlund was born May 4, 1941, at Tillamook to Lawrence and Frieda Ammeter Ratliff. She grew up on a homestead near Washougal, Wash., where she was schooled. She later attended Blue Mountain Community College and was a certified dental assistant employed at Baker City for several years. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married Robert Kowing at Washougal. They later divorced. She married Richard Backlund in January 1991 and the couple lived at Baker City. Her hobbies included gardening and sewing. Mrs. Backlund is survived by her daughter, Cindy Davis of Ashland; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Linda Kowing, Joe and Shiela Kowing, and Steve and Tami Kowing, all of John Day; 10 grandchildren; her mother, Frieda Ratliff of Baker City; brother and sister-in-law, Owen and Shirley Ratliff of Woodland, Wash.; two stepsons and a daughter-in-law, Rob and Lorie Backlund of Baker City and Rick Backlund of Virginia; and five stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; a grandson, Samuel Wayne Kowing; and...

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Talbott, Lester Elvin – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lester Elvin Talbott, 94, of Junction City, and a former Baker City resident, died March 22, 2002. His funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Visitations will be Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Alford Cemetery. Mr. Talbott was born Dec. 23, 1907, at Tillamook to Francis and Franky (Farley) Talbott. He graduated from high school in Tillamook. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. After the war he worked as a farmer and mill worker, retiring from the Hall-Oakes Lumber Co. in Bellfountain. He lived in San Diego and Baker City for a time, but spent most of his life in Monroe. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting guns. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Talbott is survived by his children, Lee Talbott of Noti, and Joyce Torrence; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Talbott. Contributions in Mr. Talbott’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Chapel. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 29, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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