T. M. Gastin Passes Long in the County
Mack Gastin, resident of Wallowa since 1882, died in that city Saturday, April 11, 1942, after a long illness. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church of Wallowa Tuesday, conducted by the pastor Rev. Arvil Hurt.
Thomas McClelland Gastin was born September 24, 1863, in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and came to Wallowa with his parents when he was 19 years old and had made his home there ever since.
He was married March 12, 1904 to Emmy E. (Hammack)Womack. She survives him and there are Four step-daughters, Mrs. Leolia Leaman of Berkley, California, Mrs. Clara Finstad of Baker, Mrs. Gladys Hale of Hermiston, and Mrs. Mina Johnson of Wallowa.
He has a brother A. M. (Archie) living in Tedda Bella, California, but he was unable to come because of ill health.
Mr. Gastin was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Thomas Mcclelland Gastin burial in Lostine Cemetery.