Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Marion Coverdale was found dead in his cabin near the river in Joseph on Wednesday of last week, July 12, 1922. He had been in poor health for some time and had been receiving care from Miss Mayme Peterson, county nurse. He lived alone.

Mr. Coverdale had lived in the county for upwards of 40 years and was a rather picturesque character. He was fond of the mountains and canyons and trapped and hunted for a living much of his time. He was born in Walla Walla, Feb 16, 1864, and came with his parents to Wallowa county when a boy. The family lived near Joseph and Marion Coverdale made his home on Prairie Creek for many years.

Later he went to the upper Imnaha where he had a hunter’s cabin at what is now known as the Coverdale Ranger Station. He was married twice. A daughter of his first wife lives in Montana and his second wife lives with her children at Estacada. Two sisters survive Mr. Coverdale, one living at Weston and the other at Portland and a brother, Osa, lives at Estacada.

Enterprise Herald, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, July 1922
Contributed by Pat Higley