North Powder, Union County, Oregon

Little Leona McPhee Passed This Life Wednesday Night

The death of little Leona McPhee, aged 10, occurred at the Baker hospital between nine and ten o’clock Wednesday night, following an illness of about two weeks. The direct cause of death is attributed to appendicitis and peritonitis following the operation.

Leona was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McPhee, Jr., and a pupil in the North Powder schools.

At the time the News goes to press funeral arrangements have not been made.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 22, 1927


A large number of sorrowing friends attended the funeral services last Saturday afternoon of Little Laura Leone McPhee, which were held at 2 o’clock at the M.E. church. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent as a silent testimonial from a host of friends, who with the parents and relatives of the little girl, mourned her passing. Interment was in the North Powder cemetery.

Leone was born in North Powder, and was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. McPhee. She was just ten years and ten days old at the time of her death. Everyone in the entire community, both old and young, loved Leone, who was of a most lovable and happy disposition. In her school work she advanced rapidly, and was a pupil in the sixth grade. She was taken ill about ten days previous to her death, with appendicitis, and all that loving hands and skill could do was done for her, but to no avail, and she passed away in the hospital in Baker, January 19.

Besides her parents she is survived by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.D. McPhee and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Mercer, who with other relatives, are heartbroken over the passing of the little girl.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 29, 1927