Location: Wilder Idaho

Biography of William (Bill) Womack

William (Bill) Womack, son of John William and Martha Thompson, left Wallowa around 1910 to take up a homestead near Wilder, Idaho. There he married Nellie Mae Pack. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Nellie Mae Pack 1889-1934, a daughter of John Henry Pack and Lucy Ann Maria (Carter) Pack, lived in Wallowa from 1898 to 1903. She, with her family came from Beckley, West Virginia, by train, as far as Idaho, then accompanied by the Oscar Bidler family, traveled by wagon train to the Wallowa Valley. John Pack lived on a farm on Whiskey Creek, and Nellie, her brothers and sisters, attended what was then the Willow Springs School. Later the family moved to Roswell, Idaho. On 1 January 1912, William Womack and Nellie Pack were married and lived on his homestead until 1 July 1919 when he moved back to Wallowa to his father’s (John W. Womack) homestead, living there until 1941. They had five children: Marley Osborne 1912-1952. He married Bertha Nona Winters...

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Cosens, Phoebe Ellen Day Mrs. – Obituary

Phoebe Ellen Cosens, 89, of Halfway, died Aug. 13, 2005, at Settlers Park Assisted Living center. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. The Bollman Funeral Home of Dallas is handling the arrangements. Phoebe was born on Nov. 6, 1916, at Wilder, Idaho, to Bertrum and Mable Waldron Day. She moved to Halfway as a child and lived there for most of the rest of her life. She married Royal Robert Cosens on May 29, 1935, at Halfway. They herded sheep and then raised cattle in Pine Valley. Phoebe and Roy moved to Philomath in 1979 and lived in the Sutherlin/Cottage Grove area before returning to Halfway in 1981. Roy died on Feb. 16, 1981. Phoebe was active in church in the later years of her life. She enjoyed crocheting afghans. Survivors include her sister, Lula Day of Redland, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Henry “Hank”; and a sister, Mila Morris. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Valley Ambulance Service. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 19, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Hudson, Wreatha Nell Cole Mrs. – Obituary

Wreatha Nell Hudson, 92, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 6, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Wilder, Idaho. There will be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 42171 Chico Road. Pastor Tony Brandon of the church will officiate. The oldest of three children born to Charles Fred and Ethel Cole, Wreatha was born on Nov. 14, 1913, at Camp Crook, S.D. Being the daughter of an evangelist meant Wreatha called many places home during her childhood, a fact she did not look back on with fondness. Many childhood pictures show the big evangelistic tent in the back ground as she stands soberly beside her dark-suited preacher dad. One of the family’s moves brought the disappearance of a much-loved teddy bear and a rocking chair. Her sorrow as a small child stayed fresh in Wreatha’s mind for many years. She lived in the Dakotas, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and California. Perhaps her childhood travels are why she so treasured the 50-plus years she was able to spend in the big old white house on Valley Avenue with its kitchen and dining room windows framing her beloved Blue Mountains, her family said. Some of Wreatha’s grade-school years and her high-school years were spent at Yakima, Wash. She was a graduate of Yakima Valley Academy and went on to...

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