Haines, Baker County, Oregon

Cora Crandell Bell, 88, who was to be honored soon as one of the pioneer nurses by the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Chadwell, 2510 Church St., Baker.

The invitation extended to Mrs. Bell by the UO Medical School was to include observation of modern medical practices.

Funeral services were Monday in The Beatty Chapel with the Rev. Tom Foster officiating. Burial was in the Haines Cemetery.

Mrs. Bell was born Oct. 5, 1873, in Crawford County, Missouri and had resided in Haines for 48 years. She married John Thomas Bell in Stonehill, Missouri January 4, 1894. They came to Haines in 1914 where she did practical nursing for more than 15 years.

She was honored recently as being one of the oldest members of the Haines Methodist Church where she had been an active participant in church affairs until two years ago. She was also a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft Lodge.

Survivors are seven sons, Earl of Warm Springs, Relmer of Redmond, T. Herschel of Union, John of Haines, Howard of Hoskins, Willard of Hereford and Byron of McCall, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Chadwell of Baker and Mrs. Lola Buchanan of Pendleton; a brother, S.L. Crandell of Salem, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, 1961
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor