Hammack, Emily Elestia – Obituary
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Wallowa-Funeral rites were held here Saturday at the Christian Church for Mrs. E. Gastin.
Mrs. Emily Elestia Hammack, Womack, Gastin was born April 12, 1871 at La Grande, Or. and came with her parents to Wallowa County when a small girl. The family settled near Lostine where she grew to womanhood.
She was married to T. M. Gastin at Lostine, about 42 years ago.
Following the death of her husband Jacob Clairborne Womack a number of years ago ( 1904), Mrs. Gastin had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Middle Valley. she is survived by four other daughters; Mrs. Leola Leaman (not Jacob’s child) of Berkley, California, Mrs. Clara Lureene Womack, Wood, Finstad of Baker, Or. Mrs. Gladys S. Womack Hale of Hermiston, Or. and Mrs. Mina Hazel Womack, Litchfield. Johnson of Wallowa. Or., as well as as a number of of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many relatives. services were conducted by the Rev. Stover of Enterprise with burial in the Lostine Cemetery.
Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this information.