W. A. Hearing was Pioneer Freighter

Death called William Albert Hearing, pioneer freighter and farmer, Jan. 17 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Pembrook, in the Mt. Carmel district.

Mr. Hearing was born Feb. 28, 1868 at Albany, Oregon, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hearing, Western Oregon and Wallowa County pioneers. When a small child his parents brought him from Western Oregon to Wallowa County. He freighted from The Dalles to Eastern Oregon and came to Baker County in 1898, where he engaged in farming in the Muddy Creek district until 1930, when he moved to Baker.

On June 24, 1903, he was united in marriage to Laura B. Pratt, who died in 1943. He professed the Methodist faith.

Survivors include a brother, Frank, of Montana, a sister, Mrs. Hans Christensen, of Washougal, Wash., a daughter, Mrs. Fred Pembrook of North Powder and two grandchildren, Johnny and Marjorie Pembrook.

Funeral services were held from West’s chapel, Jan 21 with Rev. L. G. Weaver officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Haines cemetery.

The Record Courier, Baker City, OR,
Thursday, 22 January 1948, Page 5.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull