Elgin, Union County, Oregon

Elgin Pioneer Woman Passes
Mrs. Margaret Rinehart Came to Oregon in 1852; Funeral Services at Summerville

Elgin, Aug. 27 – Mrs. Margaret Ann Rinehart, Oregon pioneer of 1852 and member by marriage of the famous Rinehart clan, died here at the home of her daughter Mrs. S. A. Chappell Monday, at the age of 72 years. She had been ill but a short time, being stricken after coming here from her home in Walla Walla for a visit.

Mrs. Rinehart crossed the plains with her family and settled in Lane county. Following her marriage in 1865 she came with her husband, the late Henry Rinehart, to Summerville, Union county, where they lived on a ranch until 1908, when they moved to Walla Walla.

Three children survive, Mr[s]. Nellie M. Eubanks and Clay Rinehart, both of Walla Walla and Mrs. Chappell. Three sisters and one brother are : Mrs. J. Sellers of Creswell, Or; Mrs. E. Rinehart of Roosevelt, Wash., and William Martin, Kennewick, Wash.

The funeral was conducted at the chapel in Summerville by Rev.. Mr. Archer of North Powder, Wednesday.

La Grande Evening Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Saturday, August 27, 1921
Front Page

Contributed by: Tom Childers