Summerville, Union County, Oregon
Pioneer Of Valley Dies
Finanders Slack Passes On at Summerville at Ripe Old Age; Many Mourn His Death.
Finanders Slack, pioneer of the Grande Ronde valley, died at his home at Summerville late yesterday at the age of 78 years and 27 days at the termination of a brief illness. Countless friends mourn the passing on of Mr. Slack, who has resided in the Grande Ronde valley since 1865.
The deceased was a pioneer stage driver from Walla Walla to Summerville and was mail carrier from Summerville to La Grande for several years. He married Miss Clarissa Noble of Iowa in the year of 1870 and to this union was born eleven children, of whom six survive.
Mrs. Clarissa Slack of Summerville, his wife, B. E. Slack, E. D. Slack, Mrs. Emma Hug, George Slack, Mrs. Della Walker, and Miss Allie, his children, all of Summerville and a brother, James Slack, of Elgin survive him. All were present at the last hours of his illness.
The funeral services will be held at the chapel at the Summerville cemetery on Wednesday, November 22, at two o’clock in the afternoon with Snodgrass and Zimmerman Undertaking Parlors in charge.
La Grande Evening Observer
Tuesday, November 21, 1922