E. W. Hearing Was Native of County
Death Comes to Haines Man Monday Evening
E. W. Hearing, a lifelong resident of the Haines section, passed away early Monday morning at a La Grande Hospital following an operation. Mr. Hearing, who had been ill since November, had seemed considerably improved in health the past month and had been going from his home to town and back almost daily.
He suffered a relapse Thursday and became rapidly worse. He was taken back to the hospital in La Grande Friday where he had undergone a mastoid operation just a few weeks ago. All efforts to save his life proved futile and he died at 4:40 a.m. Monday.
Ernest W. Hearing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hearing, Baker county pioneers, was born at Muddy Creek July 15, 1890 and had spent his entire life in the Haines vicinity. He at one time operated a large grain elevator here.
He was married August 1, 1913 to Maggie Olson of Haines.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Oswald Anderson of Seattle; two sons , Ernest (Bud) Hearing, now living at San Diego, Calif., and Elbert Hearing, who just recently enlisted in the U.S. navy and is stationed at San Diego.
He is also survived by three brothers, James Hearing of Muddy Creek, Sam Hearing of Vernonia and Earl Hearing of McMinnville; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Yankey and Mrs. Lee Stanley of Rock Creek and Mrs. Anna Harpan[Harpham] of Baker and by one grandchild.
Services were held at Baker Wednesday afternoon with Rev. S. C. Siefkes officiating. Pall bearers were Alva Peters, Alva Spence, Glenn Duncan, Lonnie Young, Joe Longacre and Ernest Hedrick Interment was in the Haines cemetery.
The Record Courier, Baker City, OR,
Thursday, 26 March 1942, Front page.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull