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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 Rader