Location: Union County OR

Union County Oregon Genealogy

The following collection provides data on Union County Oregon genealogy. It contains a listing of births occurring in Union County, a history of Union County, cemetery and census directory, and over 1800 obituaries. Union County Oregon Births A – Z 1868-1932A listing of birth announcements extracted from various newspaper records for the years of 1868-1932. These are not all inclusive. History of Union and Wallowa Counties, OregonThis collection contains 263 biographies from the manuscript An Illustrated history of Union and Wallowa Counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon depicting early Oregonians. Union County Oregon ObituariesThis is an extensive collection of over 1800 obituaries for Union County Oregon. An exclusive collection only at AccessGenealogy! Union County Oregon Cemetery Records Ackles Cemetery (Visible Stones) Union County Oregon Cemetery In “The Park” Union County Oregon Galloway Cemetery, Union County Oregon Highland Cemetery Union County Oregon Indian Creek Cemetery, Union County Oregon Meacham Cemetery, Union County Oregon Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Union County Oregon North Powder Cemetery, Union County, North Powder Oregon Pine Grove Cemetery, Union County Oregon Starkey Cemetery, Union County, Starkey Oregon Weaver Family Cemetery, Union County Oregon Wright Cemetery, Union County, Lower Cove Road, Oregon Wright Cemetery, Union County, Medical Springs, Oregon Union County Oregon Census...

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Bryson, Charlotte (Peffley) – Obituary

Charlotte May Bryson, 95, of 605 Bryant St., died Saturday at Park Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Waubeek, Iowa, on July 16, 1880, and came west with her parents and family by train to Cove, Ore., in 1886. She attended Ascention School in Cove and later taught school for several terms in Eastern Oregon. She attended Whitman College Academy in 1902 and 1903, and later taught at Valley Grove, Whitman Station and Slater, Wash. On June 30, 1907 she married Elmer D. Bryson in Pasco. The couple homesteaded in the Touchet area and lived there until 1918 when they moved to Walla Walla. She was a member of the Ladies Aide of the First Congregational Chu8rch, Alki Chapter No, 25, O. E. S., El Karnak Club No. 6 of Spokane, El Karnak Club No. 3 of Walla Walla; and the Washington State Hugnot. She was also a member of the National Society, the Deborah Wing Chapter Colonial Dames XVII and Century Chapter No. 12, Daughter of Pioneers of Washington. Survivors include her daughter, Blanche H. Bryson of Walla Walla; her son, Howard R. Bryson of Orting, Wash.; her two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Groseclose Garden Chapel with the Rev. Emrys P. Thomas of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. –Walla Walla...

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Mytinger, Vivian May – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Vivian May) Mytinger, 81, who died Friday at her home near Pendleton, will be Tuesday with Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in charge. Notice is on page 4 today. Born at Cove Sept. 16, 1884, she lived in Union County for many years, marrying in La Grande in 1903. She and her husband moved to Pendleton in 1910. He died several years ago. She had lived here the last 56 years. Survivors are three sons, Paul of Pendleton, Harry of Ogden, Utah, and Clifford of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter P. (Florence) Hall, Pendleton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Donated by Margaret...

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Biography of Heman J. Gerr

The name of Geer is so well known in our state that the following account of the father of T.T. Geer of the Waldo hills will be of interest to all. This now venerable pioneer was born in Ohio in 1828, removing with his parents to Illinois in 1840. In 1847 he crossed the plains to Oregon with General Palmer’s train. The large company forestalled trouble with the Indians. Peter Hall, who stopped with Whitman at Walla Walla was the only one who experienced any disaster. The crossing of the Cascade Mountains by the Barlow Road proved the worst of their trials. After reaching Oregon, Heman stopped at Oregon City, and engaged in the boot and shoe business; while the father located at Butteville, Marion County. In 1848 he young man abandoned “city” life and located a claim in the Waldo hills, marrying Miss Cynthia Eoff. In 1849 he was prevented from completing the journey to California, by men returning with the report that the mines were “worked out.” From 1854 to 1861 he was in the nursery business at Silverton, and the next year in business at Salem, going thence to the Caribou mines in 1862, thence to Auburn, Oregon, and from this point with his goods to Bannack City. In 1864 he mined on the John Day river. Having separated from his first wife he made Union...

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Biography of Turner Oliver

TURNER OLIVER. – This wide-awake citizen of Union county is the son of Hiram W. Oliver, a biographical sketch of whom is also included in this work. He was born on May 7, 1860, in Iowa; and, although but four years old when crossing the plains, he remembers distinctly some of the exciting incidents of the journey to the Grande Ronde, particularly the pursuit of a band of Indians who were making off with the horses of the train, but upon close pressure were obliged to let go all except those belonging to two Dutchmen, who were in ill odor with the train for shirking their duty as guardsmen. That day three young men were sent to a fort some miles distant for government aid, which they failed to get, and on their return to the train were fired upon by a scouting party of soldiers and had two of their horses killed. He also remembers how the following winter all his father’s family were obliged to subsist upon boiled wheat, mashed wheat, and wheat straight, without salt or other seasoning. Turned obtained the most of his primary education by a systematic course of study at home, working at his father’s mill during the day, and studying by the light of a fire of pine knots at night. By this assiduous application he fitted himself to teach school, and...

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Biography of David Greiner

DAVID GREINER. – Although the subject of this sketch has not been a resident of this county so long as some, still he is one of the doughty and intrepid pioneers of the adjacent state, having pressed into the unbroken regions of the west in early times, and he has ever wrought for the advancement of the country where he has dwelt, manifesting true wisdom and stanch integrity and faithfulness in all of his endeavors,which have won for him esteem and respect throughout his large acquaintance. Mr. Greiner was born in Ashland county, Ohio, on May 7, 1837, to Martin and Elizabeth (Gipe) Greiner, farmers of that state. In 1849 the father departed this earthy life and in 1869 the mother was called to lay down its burdens. David remained at home during the years of his minority, receiving a good education from the public schools and learning and perfecting himself in the carpenter trade. In 1856 he followed the advice of the noted sage and went to the west, stopping in Iowa, where he wrought at his trade until 1860, then returned to the place of his birth, remaining until 1863. The following year he took up the journey across the plains, passing through the Grande Ronde valley September 12, 1864. He stopped at Walla Walla and there wrought at his trade and took up a ranch. He...

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Biography of Elisha J. Parker

ELISHA J. PARKER. – A man who posseses the qualities that enable him to brave the dangers of the new country and settle in and develop the same, while he makes a success of the various undertakings that are incident to pioneer life, maintaining a record for uprightness, honor and ability, is one who deserves to be represented in the history of his county, while his name should be placed high in the roll of honor. Such an one is the gentleman of whom we know have the pleasure to write, and the strong character of Elisha J. Parker has left its impress for goood indelibly on the communities where he has resided, and it is to such stanch characters that we are indebted for the advancment of our county and the upbuilding of our free institutions. Mr. Parker was born in Shelby county, Missouri, in 1845, on a farm and in 1852, when he was seven years of age, he was taken across the plains with the balance of the family, and the sad event of the father’s death occurred when they were in the midst of the weary journey across the plains. The mother went on with her little flock and located in October, of the same year, on a farm which the father had taken in Sonoma county in 1849. They lived there one year and...

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Biography of George E. Wells

GEORGE E. WELLS. – The subject of this sketch is a man of great energy and power of adaptability, as is manifested in the occupations that have been engaged in by him during the years in which he has been in this western country, and it is pleasant to remark that during all of these varied undertakings, some of which have been exceedingly arduous and fraught with hardship and danger, he has manifested a stanch and unflinching courage, marked industry and enterprise, with excellent personal qualities of integrity and upright principles, while a good success has attended his efforts, both became of the excellent practical judgment used and because of his keen foresight and untiring efforts to do well whatever his hand undertook. George E. was born in Licking county, Ohio, on November 3, 1850, being the son of John and Sarah (Holmes) Wells. The father came to Oregon in 1859, settling at Oregon City and following the milling business for two years, when he repaired to Vancouver, Washington. The mother and three children then came and they all remained in that place until June, 1865, then they went to Lagrande, landing there on June 1, of that year. The father engaged in packing from Umatilla Landing to the mines of Boise Basin and others in this section. Our subject remained with his father one year in packing and...

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Biography of James N. McClure

JAMES N. McCLURE. – In the person of the gentleman of whom who now write, we have one of those men, who have passed almost their entire life in this county, and hence are familiar with its resources and advantages in every department. James N. McClure was born on January 2, 1858, in Eugene, Marion county, Oregon, whence six years later he came with his parents, Charles M. and Laura V. (Pierce) McClure, to this county and here he has received his education and grown to his present prominent position in the county, having manifested, in the long years in which he has moved in the business and social circles of this realm, an uprightness, born of sound principles, and integrity and worth coupled with sagacity, that have given him a very enviable prestige throughout the county and stamped him as one of its most substantial and worthy citizens. When he came to this county he made his home with his parents until 1887 and then launched out into the world in independent action. In 1886, he purchased his present home of one hundred and sixty acres, which is situated eight miles south from Lagrande. The farm is well improved and every where hears testimony to thrift and industry. He has one of the finest orchards in the county and is skillful in the production of the fruits of...

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Biography of Sulvanas J. White

SULVANAS J. WHITE is a well known resident of Union county, near the town of Lagrande, having been identified with the industrial life of that city for some time and having also operated in the mercantile business here, being attended with success and also manifesting his characteristic ability and integrity during his residence here, while also he is one of the pioneers of the northwest, as his father was also, and has wrought for many years in the development and for the progress of this and adjoining states. Charles F. and Elizabeth (Buchanan) White are the parents of our subject, who was born to them in Stark county, Illinois, on January 6, 1846. It was in 1851 that the parents determined to try their fortunes in the west, and accordingly fitted out the requisite conveyances and ox teams and started on the long and dreary journey across barren plain and rugged mountains infested with dangers of savages and wild beasts, besides the lurking disease that was then sweeping across the country. In due time they landed in Portland, having lost some from the train by accident and one by the Indians. The savages charged toll for crossing the streams, and had the train not been large doubtless would have massacred them all. Captain Dray piloted them in safety to their destination, and after one winter spent there the father...

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Biography of Joseph Knight

JOSEPH A. KNIGHT. – A capable and enterprising citizen of Union county who has labored for the advancement of the county for many years, displaying both ability and integrity in these efforts as in all his career, the subject of this article is deserving of representation in ths volume, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him such, being assured that he is one of the substantial men of the county. Caswell county, North Carolina, is his native place and September 19, 1838, the date of his birth, his parents being William and Susan R. (Harrison(, natives of North Carolina, the father being a farmer there until 1843, in which year he removed to adair county, Misouri, in that place also being numbered with the agriculturists until the time of his death, which occurred September 19, 1865, the mother passing away in October of the same year. They sleep quietly in Macon county, Missouri. Until the age of majority our subject remained with his parents and then started on the path of independent action in life, going first to Kansas, where for six months he was engaged in farming and then returned to Missouri, remaining there until 1865. In this last year he came overland to the Grande Ronde valley, purchasing a farm of two hundred acres near Summerville from the state and settling down to farming...

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Obituary of L. Virgil Chadwick

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, the Fairview Grange, Eagle Cap Post No. 4307 V. F. W., the Tillamook...

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Obituary of Georganna Chadwick

Georganna Chadwick, of Cove, died Sunday, June 29, at Valley View Manor. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick was born Dec. 1, 1896 at Cove, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller, early pioneers in the Grande Ronde Valley. On Dec. 13, 1914 she was married to Lynn Chadwick at Cove. He preceded his wife in death on May 1, 1962. Mrs. Chadwick was a member of the Cove United Methodist Church and Mt. Fanny Grange. Survivors include her sons, George, of Union, and Virgil, of Tillamook, five grandchildren, Lundalin Kinsella, of LaCenter, Wash.; Tilda Jones, of Oregon City; Diana Baumgartner, of Albany; Virgie Lorenz, of Hillsboro; Gary Holmes, of Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Service are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Cove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Frisbie officiating. Concluding services will follow at Cove Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Chadwick to the Cove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 772, La Grande, Or. 97850. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, July 1, 1980 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Obituary of Donald Turner

Donald N. Turner, aged 11, died at a Baker hospital Monday, following an operation for appendicitis, last week. Donald was a pupil of Wolf Creek school, and had enrolled for this term, but had attended only one day, when he was stricken with illness. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. M.L Turner and a brother and sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church, and burial was in the North Powder cemetery. Rev. Clower conducted the services. North Powder News Saturday, October 2, 1926 Obituary Donald L. Turner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Turner of North Powder. He was born there June 4, 1917. He had been suffering for a few days and was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital several weeks ago. Donald was a student of the Wolf Creek school enrolled the first day. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment was in the North Powder cemetery. Besides his parents, Donald is survived by a brother and sister, Oris and Arneta. North Powder News Saturday, October 9,...

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