Released From Suffering
The Death Of John T. Outhouse At
La Grande Last Tuesday
After many years of constant suffering, John T. Outhouse a well known resident of Union county passed away last Tuesday morning at his home in La Grande. Mr. Outhouse was a native of Nova Scotia, born November 16, 1828. Coming to Oregon in 1850 he located at Portland and was one of the first school teachers in the Willamette valley,
In 1879 he came to the Grande Ronde valley following the evocation of teacher in La Grande, Union and other places in the county. In 1880, he was elected superintendent of public schools and filled that office with alacrity. Four years ago he was appointed by President Cleveland as receiver of public monies at the La Grande land office, a position he still held at the time of his death.
For many years Mr. Outhouse has been a victim of rheumatic gout at times so severely suffering that his life was despaired of and for several years past he had been compelled to depend entirely upon crutches to move about. In politics Mr. Outhouse was an unflinching democrat tree to his party and its supporters and one of the most astute politicians in the state.
The funeral took place at La Grande this morning, Rev. Wm. Powell of the Episcopal church officiating. Te remains are to be brought to Union by today’s east bound train for interment at Union cemetery where his two sons are buried.
He leaves a wife to mourn the loss of a kind husband, and scores of friends in all parts of the state who will read with sadness that John T. Outhouse is dead. May he rest in peace.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
October 31, 1889