Location: Union Oregon

Burford, Frank Leslie – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Funeral services for Mr. Frank Leslie Burford, Of Union, 82, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Church in Union under the direction of the Beatty Chapel. The Rev. James H. Soden of the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in the Union Cemetery. Mr. Burford died early Monday morning, Jan 31, (1972) after a short illness. Mr. Burford was born on Oct. 1, 1889 at Cove, the son of James Samuel and Minnie Rundall Burford. He attended schools in Cove, and farmed in High Valley. He worked for over 20 years for the Hess Lumber Company in Union. He was very interested in baseball, and played with the Alexander baseball team of Cove. Mr. Burford had been in Baker since early fall to spend the winter with his daughter. He married Elva Virgie Ross in La Grande, Dec. 3, 1913. She died in 1956. He is survived by two daughters, Ada Cowles of Baker, and Reta Connell of Portland; one brother, Claude Burford of Gervais; two sisters, Hazel Hartley of Cove and a sister, Letha in California: three grandchildren, Gordon Cowles, Leslie and Margaret Connell, all of Portland and by numerous nieces and nephews. Contributed by: Arthur S....

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Burford, Ida Matilda – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Ida Matilda Burford, wife of William Burford, died in Union Friday of last week and the funeral took place Saturday. Mrs. Burford leaves a husband and young child. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Davis, of High Valley. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. Ida Matilda Burford was born on October 9, 1890, at High Valley. She was the second daughter and third child of nine children of Robert and Viola Davis, and was married to William P. Burford November 20th, 1913. Of this union one child, Alvin William, was born. Mrs. Burford was an invalid for the last two years and passed away on Friday, June 30th, 1916, from a complication of diseases. She leaves many friends and relatives here and at other points to mourn her departure. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Brown, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. The remains were interred in the Union Cemetery. “Death of Mrs. Burford” Printed 1916. Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon. 1890 – 1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972. Contributed by: Robin...

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Burford, Ivy Myrtle (Ross) – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Ivy M. Burford of Union, died Wednesday at a local hospital at the age of 80. Mrs. Burford was born on September 16, 1890 at Union, the daughter of Frank and Emma Ross. She lived in Union County all her life and attended schools in Union. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid gardner. Survivors include a son, Clifford of Eugene, Ore.; sisters, Ellen Alexander, Union; and Belle Hutchinson, La Grande, brothers, Archie Ross, Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Norman Ross, La Grande; seven grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Orphie, daughter, Luella Barnhart and two sisters, Virgie Burford and Delia Alexander. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Union Methodist Church with Rev. Al Boschee officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Union Cemetery. Contributed by: Margaret...

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Burnaugh, Samuel L. – Obituary

Portland (UPI) – Funeral was to be held today for Samuel L. Burnaugh, 91, a former mayor of Enterprise and ex-state representative from Union and Wallowa counties. He died Friday. Burnaugh, a 1903 graduate of Oregon State, was in the pharmacy business in Enterprise and Portland. La Grande Observer Tuesday, August, 8, 1967 Front Page Burnaugh, Samuel L., 4128 NE Going; father of Lyle; brother of Nellie Galloway; grandfather of Ross McGowan, Mrs. Terry Sue Meyers; 2 great grandchildren, Cindy and Kristrin Meyers. Services Tuesday, Aug 8, 3 p.m., at 48th and Sandy. Friends invited Mt. Hood Lodge No. 157 AF&AM participating. Vault entombment Portland Memorial. Also member of Mt. Hood Chapter No. 144 OES, Mt. Hood Court No 3 O of A, Knights of Pythias, Men’s Garden Club, Numismatic Society, Fuschia Society and the Oregon State College Alumni Assoc. of Corvallis. Oregonian Sunday, August 6, 1967 Page 36 Contributed by: Tom...

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Burwell, Walter J. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died-At his home in South Union, October 9, 1926, at 12:30 a. m., W. J. C. Burwell, age 72 years, 3 months and 8 days. The funeral took place from the Episcopalian church October 10, 1926. The services were conducted by Rev. Bradner of the Episcopalian church. W. J. C. Burwell was born, June 30, 1854, in Placerville, Calif., where he lived until young manhood, when he did governmental work in Alaska, Canada and South America. He then came to Oregon remaining but a few years, after which he moved to San Francisco, Calif., where he resided until the time of his death. He leaves a widow and one nephew who lives at Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Burwell had been ill for a number of months being finally confined to his bed until his death. He was a conscientious member of the Episcopalian church. Contributed by: Larry...

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Busick, Effie Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Memorial to Mrs. Effie Busick, Effie Cusick was born in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, near Scio, in Linn county, Oregon, September 27, 1866. In 1885 she came to this county, making her home with her brothers W. S. And S. F. Cusick, in the Powder River Valley. She was united in marriage to Arthur N. Busick November 18, 1886. The next spring, April 10, they moved to their home near Union. Ever since, over 38 years, this has been her home-to her the most sacred place on earth. Her she has happily lived and toiled with her husband of her youth. Here she bore and reared her family. Five children were born into this home. One died at birth. the four living are-Eunice, Alphia, Robert A. and Dorothy. She is also survived by her husband, Arthur N. Busick; a brother, S. F. Cusick, of Union; Mrs. ES. J. Dailey, of Scio, Oregon, and Mrs. Hattie Dodds of Boise, Idaho. On June 9th, 1901, Mrs. Busick united with the Presbyterian church of Union on confession of her faith in Christ. After a brief but painful illness she passed away July 28, 1925. Her age was 58 years, 10 months and 1 day. The funeral took place from her late residence, Friday, July 31, services by Rev. J. Edward Blair of the Presbyterian church, and was largely...

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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, Lot Abraham – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon In Union, Oregon, Sunday, October 8, 1911, at 5 o’clock a. m., Lot A. Blacker, age 85 years. The funeral took place from the Blacker residence in South Union, at 2 o’clock p. m., Tuesday, October 10, Sermon by Rev. Cockrum, of the Presbyterian church. Lot Abraham Blacker, a pioneer of 1862, was born in the state of Ohio, in 1826. He lived in that state until he was about 10 years old, and then he, with his parents, moved to the state of Iowa, where he lived until he was 25 years old. In 1851, during the gold excitement in California, he went to that state. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Duignan, of California. To that union eight children were born. Five have passed to the Great Beyond, and three are living. The surviving children are: George W. Blacker, of Pine, Oregon, Robert m. Blacker, of Union, Oregon, and Schuyler C. Blacker, of Union, Oregon. The sympathy of all is extended to the widow and other surviving relatives of the deceased in their bereavement. Contributed by: Larry...

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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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Benge, DeLora Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died in Union, Saturday, May 26, 1927, Mrs. DeLora Benge, wife of David Benge, age 66 years. She was born at London, Kentucky, March 3, 1861, and came to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1907, where she has since resided. She is survived by her widowed husband and six children: Perry of Los Angeles, Cal., Lee of Strathmore, Cal., Jim, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. C. M. Porter and Mrs. E. B. Mires of Union; one niece-Mrs. Isaac Schaffer, of Island City, and 10 grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor and was ever thoughtful of those less fortunate than herself. She was a great sufferer in her last illness but bore all her pain with patience and fortitude. She will be sadly missed by all in her household. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Union Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m., services by Rev. Meggers, of La Grande. Special music by the Union choir, prayer by Rev. Lee. A large crowd attended the funeral. Many old friends and neighbors from out of town were ion attendance. Interment in the Union cemetery. 1927 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Benson, A. F. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Walla Walla, Wash, March 13-A. F. Benson died here last night. He was a native of Kentucky. Mr. Benson came here in 18621 as an emigrant escort and drove a six-mule team from Omaha to Walla Walla, then began freighting. He lived in Union county, Oregon, many years and was treasurer in that county. He was married at Union, Ore., May 11, 1873, to Martha E. Stanton, who survives with two sons and two daughters. The family came to Walla Walla in 1888 and Mrs. Benson engaged in farming until 1909. (Frank Benson was well known in Union, having lived here many years. He was Treasurer of Union county for two terms. He operated a large livery barn on the site just north of the Union high school building. His funeral was held at Walla Walla, Monday, March 14, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. Interment in the Walla Walla cemetery.) 1927 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Benson, David R. – Obituary

Near his residence in the town of Union, at 5 o’clock, Sunday morning, Oct. 7th, D. R. Benson, aged 67 years. David R. Benson, the subject of this sketch was well and favorably known, from Idaho to California, as a man of most remarkable energy and undoubted honesty and integrity. There are indeed, few, if any men in this entire community, whose loss would be so deeply felt. Many years of constant and active business relations with citizens of Union, Umatilla and Baker counties, has served to make his name known far and wide, and his word with heavy cattle dealers was always considered as good as the most satisfactory bond. As a business man he has probably disbursed more money among the people of Union county than any other citizen. Mr. Benson was born in the State of Maryland in 1820, where he resided until about fifteen years of age when he, with his parents, emigrated to Missouri and settled in Grundy county. There, in 1856, he was married to Margaret Jones, the faithful companion of his hardships and trials, victories and vicissitudes, and here he remained until the spring of 1863, when with his little family and a number of friends, he started to cross the plains, determined to seek a home on the Pacific Coast, in a country where the ravages of war and the excitement...

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Chancey, Joseph M. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Joseph M. Chancey, son of A. Chancey of the Union Hotel, departed this life Sept. 26th, at his fathers residence in this city after a lingering and painful illness of long standing. J.M. Chancey was born December 29th, 1847. Several years ago he was attacked with a severe cold which took violent hold on his lungs and from that time, until death came to his relief, he never knew what it was to feel well. Everything was done to alleviate his sufferings that kind and affectionate parents and loving sisters and brother could do. He had visited the Sandwich Islands and spent about one year, in hopes that a change of climate would improve his condition, but the grim monster, death, stubbornly refused to relax his hold, and on the morning of the 26th., ult., he quietly passed on to the higher life and a more perfect existence. The Mountain Sentinel October 6, 1877...

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