Location: Union Oregon

Church, Manual Gunsaulus – Obituary

Died-At Union, Oregon, Wednesday night, October 23, 1929, Manual Gunsaulus Church, age 79 years and 3 months. The funeral will take place from Cock Bros. Chapel, Union, Oregon, Friday, October 25, at 2 o’clock p.m. Friends are invited to attend. Tombstone Inscriptions Union Cemetery Block 181 Union, Union Co., Oregon Church Mother  Father Dollie Manuel G. 1860 -1951 1850 -1929 “Funeral Notice” 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. Donated by Robin...

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Clark, Chauncey – Obituary

Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cline, in Union, July 31st, 1927, Chauncey H. Clark, age 78 years, 9 months and 23 days. Chauncey Clark was born September 8, 1849, at Peoria, Ills. He was married to Harriet Hepner in Pacific City, Iowa, August 16, 1872, moved to the Oregon country in 1878, where he has since made his home. To this union seven children were born-three preceding him to the great beyond. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-James H. Clark of San Diego, Calif.; George I. Clark, of Union, Ore.; Mrs. Maude Cartright, of Baker, Ore.; Mrs. Myrtle Cline, of Union; one sister-Mrs. Cora Stoker, of Union. All of whom were present at the service. Mr. Clark had been in poor health for several years but most of the time was able to be at the plumbing shop of his son George. He was always kind and pleasant and enjoyed the friendship of old time friends. He was well looked after and cared for in his declining years by his children, and many friends regret his passing and extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, July 3, at 2 o’clock, at Cock Bros. Chapel, Rev. Lee of the Methodist church conducting the services. Special songs and solos by the choir. A large attendance of old-time neighbors and...

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Clark, Emma Mrs. – Obituary

Union , Union County, Oregon Died, at Nyssa, Oregon, at the home of R. E. Miller, January 21, 1926, Mrs. Emma Clark, age 57 years, 10 months and 3 days. Emma Bidwell was born at Fairview, Minnesota, March 18, 1868. She came to Union with her parents in 1884, which has ever since been her home. She chose school teaching for her life’s work and for about 40 years followed this great profession. She was indeed successful and happy in her work and was one of the best known, best beloved teachers in Union county and eastern Oregon. Early in life she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Coming to Union, she transferred her membership to this church and for years was a faithful and consistent member, ever ready to do her share in promoting the cause of righteousness in this community, nor letting her light shine. A number of years ago she became a member of G. R. V. Chapter O.E.S. No. 49 and endeared herself to a large circle of sisters in this good and influential order. the circle was broken once more only to be reunited in that land of endless day. She is survived by three brothers-Lester, of Island City; Frank and Elmer , of North Powder, and one nephew-Dean, of North Powder, and a host of friends who mourn her passing. The...

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Clark, Leland

Union, Union County, Oregon Former Union Boy Falls Under Wagon Wheels and Is Killed Leland Clark, better known as Boots Clark, a former resident of Union, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Clark, age 26 years, was killed at Halfway Friday of last week, by falling from a load of hay and under the wheels of the wagon. His head was crushed and death was probably instantaneous. Clark was hauling a load of hay, and the team being somewhat fractious, became frightened at some boys passing on horseback. In attempting to stop the team, Clark lost one of the reins and fell from the wagon in an attempt to regain it. Leland Clark leaves a wife, formerly Miss Gaylord, of North Powder. The funeral took place at Union Tuesday afternoon, from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Clark in south Union. Newspaper item, Oct 28, 1915 Contributed by: Larry...

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Cockerell, Alexander – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Alexander Cockerell was born in Clay County, Ill., Dec. 13, 1844, and died at Union Ore., July 30, 1915. Age 73 years, seven months and 17 days. While a boy he moved with his parents to Newton County, Mo., where he lived until the Civil War broke out, when he joined the Union army, Company E, Sixth Missouri Volunteers where he served until peace was declared. He was married to Elmira Owens in Newton County, Mo., Oct 7, 1866. In 1866 they moved to Union, Oregon, where he was a member of the G.A.R. and a kind husband and father. An aged wife, one son and three daughters are left to mourn his loss. The son and one daughter reside here, one in Missouri and one in California. ‘He was brought to Union from his home last week in hopes the change would benefit his health, but he only lived for a few days. Contributed by: Larry...

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Coggan, Emma L. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died at Tacoma A telegram received on last Tuesday from Tacoma announced the death of Miss Emma L. Coggan, a young lady well known to many in this county. The news of her demise was sorrowfully received by many friends here in Union. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday October 24,...

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Cross, C. W. Private – Obituary

News reached Union Saturday last of the death in France of Private Charles W. Cross, of Union. He was a member of Company K, 308th Infantry, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cross, of Union. The cause of his death was given as pneumonia, though another report states that he was killed in action. C. W. Cross was born in Milton, Umatilla county, September 29, 1894, and lived in Union for a long time, where he had many friends who have expressed great sorrow at his death. (later newspaper report follows) The body of Charles William Cross arrived from overseas Tuesday, May 17, 1921. This was the first soldier’s body to arrive in Union from France. Deceased was a well known popular young man who had a host of friends who were grieved to hear of his untimely death. He yielded the supreme sacrifice giving his life for his country and “The glory of his story is a glory that shall stay.” Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held from the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Cross, Wednesday, May 18, 1921, sermon by Rev. Hughes of the Presbyterian church. A large crowd was present, Union Post No. 50 American Legion, and Preston Woman’s Relief Corps No. 22, attended in a body. Stores were closed during the services....

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Cummings, Albert – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Albert Cummings, age 68 years, 6 months and 22 days, passed on April 24 at Central Point, Oregon. He came to Eastern Oregon and settled at Elgin in 1891. Two years later he moved to Union where he made his home for 20 years before going to Southern Oregon. He is survived by four sons and one daughter-John r. and Albert L. of Huntington, Oregon; Gaston G. of Central Point, Oregon; Austin, the Dalles, Lottie, Sacramento, California. The body was at the Bohnenkamp Chapel in La Grande Thursday. Interment in the Summerville cemetery where graveside services were held Thursday under direction of the Union Odd Fellows of which order he was an honorable member. 1925 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Cunningham, Silas – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Silas Cunningham, age 80 years, died at his home in Union Wednesday night last at 11:45 o’clock. The funeral took place from Cock Bros., undertaking parlors at 1 p. m. Friday. The immedis old age. He had been a resident of this section about five years, and was the father of eleven children, nine of whom survive him, his wife having died several years ago. Newspaper report Jan 27, 1911 Contributed by: Larry...

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Curteman, Charles W. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Charles W. Curteman, age 63, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon while at work at the Union county shops on Z avenue. Death was caused by heart disease. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Carl and Ray of La Grande, (a son Teddy passed away in July 1921); three daughters Mrs. Nellie Anderson, Mrs. Bessie Newberg and Mrs. Ethel Brown, all of La Grande; a sister, Mrs. Katie Millering, of La Grande, and by 12 grandchildren. Chas. W. Curteman was born in Harwood, Missouri May 12, 1870. He was united in marriage to Erie Maude Halton in Kansas City, Missouri Nov. 19, 1890. He was a member of the Baptist church and had been a resident of La Grande for the past 27 years. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Walkers Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. B. M. Goodwin, pastor of the Baptist church in charge of the services. Burial will be in the family plot in I. O. O. F. cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday, October 24, 1933 Front...

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Cusick, E. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Died-At the residence of S. O. Swackhumer in this city, Saturday, February 11, 1893, Mrs. E. A. Cusick. The deceased, whose maiden name was Emma Amanda Dodge, was born in Montpelier, Vermont, March 20th, 1850. Died in Union, Oregon, February 11, 1893, was therefore nearly 43 years old. When eight years of age she moved with friends to Omaha, Neb., and in the summer of 1863 crossed the plains with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Swackhumer, stopping in Grande Ronde valley where she has lived most of her life since. She was married in Wasco County, Oregon, in 1865 to James Alger. She was the mother 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, all of whom are now dead except two boys, Phillip and Oscar. She lived a widow from May 1st, 1888 until October 11, 1891 when she was married to Wm. Cusick. During her widow-hood she was post-mistress at Union. She was a consistent Christian all of her life and an accepted member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over thirty years. Contributed by: Larry...

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Cusick, S. F. – Obituary

Union County Pioneer S.F. Cusick, Union County pioneer, died at his home at Union, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, after a brief illness. Mr. Cusick came to Eastern Oregon sixty years ago and has lived at Union most of the time since then. He was 79 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a son, Roy, of La Grande, a son George of North Powder, and a daughter Elma, who teaches school near Union, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home in Union Friday afternoon. North Powder News Saturday, October 16,...

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Cusick, William C. – Obituary

Wm. C. Cusick was born in Adams County, Illinois, Feb. 21, 1842, and died near Union, Oregon, Oct. 7, 1922, being 80 years, 7 months and 16 days old. In 1853 he left his birthplace with his parents for Oregon, near Kingston, where he made his home till he came to eastern Oregon and settled in Union County in 1871. While stationed at Fort Lapwai, with his company during the Civil war, he became interested in the study of botany. He continued this study during the remainder of his life, making a special study of the plants of the Blue Mountain region of Oregon. He was married in November 1892, to Mrs. Emma A. Alger, who died in February 1894. He is survived by one brother S. F. Cusick, of Union, Oregon; one sister Mrs. S. E. Daly, of Scio, Oregon and two half sisters-Mrs. Hattie Dodd, of Middleton, Idaho, and Mrs. A.N. Busick, of Union, Oregon. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Mr. Cusick was one of the charter members of the Presbyterian Church, and an upright and conscientious citizen. Contributed by: Larry...

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Gray, Nellie Frances – Obituary

Nellie Frances Gray, 91, formerly of Union County, died Tuesday, May 25, 1993, of natural causes in Spanaway, Wash. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Interment will follow in Belle Passi Mausoleum in Woodburn. Mrs. Gray was born Sept. 25, 1901, in Lenox County, Iowa, to George Washington and Alice Mae Wiley Lemon. The family moved to Lynden, Wash., when she was very young. Her father died there when she was six, and her mother moved the family to Union, where she received her education. She married Ernest Merrell Gray on May 28, 1921, at the home of Dillie and the late Eugene Millering of La Grande. She was appointed post-mistress of Alicel in November 1933 and resigned in August 1939. She and her husband farmed for many years in Lower Cove, and owned and operated laundries in Salem and Vancouver, Wash. In 1956 they moved to Santa Clara, Calif., where she worked at Santa Clara University until she retired in 1968. In 1971 they returned to Woodburn, where they lived until her husband’s death on Dec. 31, 1987. Survivors include her daughters Muriel Ellis of Boise and Darlene O’Mohundro of Silverton; sister Flossie Green of Bend; grandsons T. J. Calvin of Priest River, Idaho and Nathan Calvin of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters Frances King of Silverton, Erna Jacobsen of Roy, Wash., and...

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Ficklin, W. T. – Obituary

In this city February 13, 1889 at two o’clock p.m., Mr. W.T. Fickin, aged 70 years and 10 months. Mr. Ficklin was born in Garrad County Kentucky, April 15th, 1818. He moved from there in 1852 to Mission, and in 1864 turned his eye to the land of the setting sun, and choose Union County, Oregon, as the place where he would spend the remainder of his days. Mr. Ficklin leaves to mourn his loss a wife and seven children, namely; N.T., Joseph, George, S.D., Thomas, Jarret and Mrs. M.W. Kennison. He grew gradually worse from the time he was taken ill, about four weeks ago, not withstanding, the fact that all the remedies known to medical science were administrated. He was cared for during his last illness by a loving and devoted wife and his children, and who were always ready and ever willing to be of service to their father during his last days of suffering. Mr. Ficklin at the time of his death was a faithful member of the M.E. church south. Eastern Oregon Republican, Union Thursday February 21,...

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