P. S. Poulson Died In Portland Home

Baker county lost another, one of her old and esteemed pioneers in the passing of Peter S. Poulson in Portland, Saturday, March 24th.

Mr. Poulson was born May 5th, 1843 in Osterborg, Denmark. As a young school teacher, he immigrated to the United States, at about twenty years of age and came into Baker valley from Silver City in the spring of 1869. He homesteaded the Poulson ranch on Muddy Creek in 1871 and for several years freighted between Umatilla Landing and Silver City.

On September 24, 1884 he was married to Miss Jennie E. Rainey. They resided on Muddy Creek and in Baker until the past nine years, which time they have been in Portland.

Besides his widow Mr. Poulson is survived by four children, Mrs. Pearl Hayhurst of Portland, C. Norris Poulson of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Leo A. Shaver of Molala, Ore., and William R. Pouson of Portland, Ore., and six grand children.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Portland crematorium. His ashes are to be scattered in the place so dear to his heart, Baker Valley.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, March 31, 1928