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Collection: Baker County Oregon Obituaries

Maxwell, Charles Dewey – Obituary

Dewey Maxwell Dies; Funeral To Be Friday Hunting Accident Fatal To Mt. Carmel Farmer Haines-The community is this week morning the loss of one of its citizens, Charles Dewey Maxwell, Mt. Carmel farmer, who passed away early Sunday morning in St. Elizabeth’s hospital. Mr. Maxwell received a gunshot wound in the right arm October 24 while hunting on Antelope Mountain. Charles Dewey Maxwell was born in Haines, June 1, 1898. He attended grade and high school at Muddy Creek where his parents operated a farm. He also attended Linfield college and received his diploma. He had been engaged in farming for the past four years in the Mt. Carmel district. The deceased is survived by his widow, Frances; three children, Betty Jane, Joan, and Allan; his mother, Mrs. Nancy A. Maxwell of Haines; four sisters, Mrs. C.K. Fisher, Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, Mrs. Raymond Ward of Haines, and Mrs. C. W. Bishop of Los Angeles; and five brothers, John E., Omer and Glen of Haines, J. Wallace of Baker, and William J. of McMinnville. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday in the Haines Baptist church at 1:30 with Rev. F. R. Daehler of Baker, officiating. Interment will be in the Haines cemetery. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November 5, 1936, page 1 Contributed by: Belva...

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Long, Floyd Alonzo – Obituary

Floyd Long, Barber About 40 Years Funeral for Floyd Alonzo Long, 60, a long tome resident of Baker County will be conducted at 10 am Thursday May 18 at West and Co. Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Clarence Kopp of Cove will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Masonic Lodge No. 47 AF and AM conducting graveside rites. Mr. Long was born June 4, 1906 at Haines the son of Archie and Lizzie Shock Long, a pioneer family of Baker County. He graduated from Haines High and operated a barber shop in Haines many years before moving to Baker. He operated his shop until forced to retire last fall because of ill health. He passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Hosp. He is survived by his wife Alice at teacher at Baker High; two daughters Elaine Haskell of Portland and Shirley Alford of Condon; his mother Lizzie Long of Baker; five sisters, Dora Allen, Georgia Sieg, Mabel Dinnick all of Baker, Pansy Maxwell of Haines and Beulah Bell of Redmond; two grandchildren, Laura and Jimmy Haskell of Portland and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Stevens Episcopal Church, Baker Lodge No. 47 AF and AM, Mason Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star and the Baker Local of the Oregon Barbers Union. He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge...

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Long, Charles D. – Obituary

Charles D. Long of Haines, whose sudden death October 11 following an operation for appendicitis was recorded in this newspaper last week, lived all but one year of his 62 years of live in Baker county, having been brought here by his parents when a baby. He was born in Linn county, Oregon March 16, 1872. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Long, pioneer Baker county residents. Mr. Long was employed for several years by the Farmer Mercantile company in Haines and in recent years had operated a farm west of Haines. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Odd Fellows lodge of Haines. The deceased is survived by his widow Ida, two daughters Mrs. F.A. Bircket of Baker and Mrs. Hardin Perkins of Haines; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Welch of Los Angeles, Mrs. Samuel Loy of Farina, Ill., and Mrs. Delmar Bell of Klamath Fall; four brothers, John and Arch Long of Haines, William of Baker, and Lee of Phoenix, and a granddaughter Miss Katherine Bircket of Baker. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Haines Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment taking place in the Haines cemetery with West and company of Baker in charge. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Oct. 18, 1934 page 8 Contributed by: Belva...

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Long, Archie Jackson – Obituary

Arch Long Dies At the age of 79 years Archie Jackson Long passed away Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the West Chapel with Rev. Merle W. Burres officiating and interment at the cemetery in Haines. Mr. Long was born April 23, 1886 at Muddy Creek, the son of pioneer parents Alonzo and Julia Taylor Long. Alonzo had immigrated West in 1854 from Illinois to Linn County and then moved to Muddy Creek in 1872. Arch was the last remaining member of a family of 15, another, a sister, Mrs. Clara Welch, having died but a few months ago. Mr. Long had his early schooling in Baker County and was married to Lizzie C. Shock in Baker July 23, 1905. He was a life long resident of Baker County having farmed nearly forty years in the Haines Community and when he retired from farming in the late 20’s had a place on Muddy Creek just above the Old Oregon Trail highway. After that he was employed in the electrical department at Cornucopia Gold mine. He worked in the shipyards in Portland during WWII and then was custodian at the Baker County Courthouse until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Lizzie C. Long; one son Floyd Long of Baker; five daughters, Mrs. Delmar (Beulah) Bell of Redmond; Mrs. Wilber (Mabel) Dinnick, Mrs. Desmond...

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Davidson, Mary Jane Hand Mrs.

Early Resident of Haines Community Buried Saturday Dies At Maxwell Home August 11th Muddy Creek-(Special)- Mrs. Mary Jane Davidson passed away August 11 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nancy Maxwell. Mrs. Davidson, who was a member of the Baptist church in Haines, was born January 29, 1855 in Effingham, Illinois. She crossed the plains from Illinois to California in 1876 and in 1879 moved to Haines. She has made her home with Mrs. Maxwell for the past few years. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Baptist Church. Rev. Ralph Goraline officiating. Mrs. Davidson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Millie Engstrom of Haines; two sons, Charles L. Swan of Haines and Robert Tracy Davidson of Seattle; three sisters; one brother; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The community extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, August, 1937 Contributed by: Belva...

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Carroll, Joseph C. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Joe Carroll, 73, Services Today Joseph C. Carroll, 73, Unity, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Services for Mr. Carroll will be conducted today, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist church in Baker with Pastor Larry Goin and Pastor Jim Mitchell officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Haines Cemetery. Mr. Carroll was born November 2, 1910, to Arch T. and Henrietta Whinery Carroll at Braggs, Oklahoma. He came to Oregon in 1945 and was married to Marie Christensen at Winnemucca, Nevada, November 26, 1952. He worked for the U. S. Forest Service for 27 years in the Baker and Unity districts, during which time he was a fire control officer. He was very active in the Burnt River Community Church and on the Church Board. He was also active in community affairs and served on the Burnt River Community Hall Board, and active in school activities and athletics. He is survived by his wife Marie Carroll of Unity; sons, Thomas R Moore of Wilsonville and Larry H. Moore of Bend; three daughters, JoDell Mitchell of Mackay, Idaho, Rose Marie Young of Umatilla and Brenda Coulter of Burns; two brothers, Arthur Carroll of Eugene, and Henry Carroll of Colcord, Oklahoma; three sisters, Wilma Courtney of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Ruth Brooks of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Helen Clubb of...

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Wirth, Lloyd – Obituary

Lloyd Wirth Was Meat Cutter Here Funeral services for Lloyd James Wirth 75, 2775 Main St. longtime Baker and Baker County resident were conducted Wednesday Feb. 11, at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Orville Mick of First Christian Church officiated and Baker Masonic Lodge No. 47 A.F. & A.M. participated at graveside. Interment was in the Masonic Park at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The Baker Veterans Organizations participated by conducting graveside honors. Mr. Wirth was born Sept. 5, 1894 at Silverton, Oregon the son of Alonzo S. and Hattie Dunnels Wirth. he attended schools both in Tualatin, Oregon and at Medical Springs, and he served in the United States Army during W.W.I. Mr. Wirth was with the Forest Service for many years and worked in the ship yards at Portland during WWII. He later worked for Collins Pondosa Lumber Co. and was a meat cutter in Baker for many years. He was married to his wife, Alice Robertson Wirth in Silverton, Oregon on Dec. 12, 1954. He has been retired for the past several years. He passed away Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, Norman L. Wirth of New Orleans, LA., one daughter, Avis A. Corley of Baker; two step-sons, Donald France of La Crescenta, CA., and Robert France of Portland, Oregon; three brothers, Joe...

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Welch, Clara Long Mrs. – Obituary

Pioneer Daughter Buried Monday Life Time Resident Of Baker County Funeral services for Clara Welch 91, Haines, were conducted at 1:30 pm Monday Nov. 15 at West & Co. Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Mathews of Haines officiating and interment following at the Haines cemetery. Mrs. Welch, the daughter of Mr. Alonzo Long, a pioneer who crossed the plains by Oxen in a covered wagon from Illinois with his parents, and Julia Ann Taylor Long, a native Oregonian from Linn County, was born February 24, 1874 at Rock Creek. She passed away at her home in Haines November 10. She had been a life-long resident of Baker County except for a few years in Portland and Los Angeles. Her father first settled with his parents in Linn County where he met and married her mother and moved to Baker County and settled in the Muddy Creek area and became one of the leading men in the cattle industry in the county. He operated a grain handling establishment in Haines from 1899 on. From the Long family, one brother, Arch Long, is the sole survivor of a family of fifteen children. Mrs. Welch was married to Wm. James Welch in Baker on January 24, 1891. She was a charter member of Haines Baptist church. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Emma Fisher of Haines; two sons, Ray Welch of North...

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Vandecar, Robert L. – Obituary

Robt. L. Vandecar Was Durkee Creek Rancher 54 Years Funeral services for Robert L. Vandecar of Durkee, 77 years of age and a well known Baker County stockman were conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday Feb. 20 at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Richard A. Toll of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church officiated. Vault interment followed in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Vandecar was born May 14, 1895 in Payette, Idaho the son of Augustus Byron and Rose Mott Vandecar. He had his schooling in Haines and in 1918 moved to Durkee. He was married to his wife, Elsa Opal Long Vandecar on March 31, 1917 in Weiser, Idaho. He has spent his entire business career as a stockman and rancher, having been in the business 57 years, 54 of those years on the Durkee Creek Ranch. He passed away early Friday morning at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was a longtime member of the Durkee Grange, the Baker Elks Lodge No. 338 and of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Mrs. Leland (Priscilla) Jenkins of Eugene and Mrs. Bob (Mary) Forsea of Richland: two foster sons, Dr. Joseph Hindman of Pullman, Washington and Edwin M. Hindman of Baker; one sister, Myrtle Ackerman of Baker; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven nieces and...

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Vandecar, Robert Jr. – Obituary

Robt. Vandecar Jr. Dies Here Tuesday Robert Vandecar, Jr. 46, well known Bridgeport rancher, died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Hospital from cancer. Funeral services are being arranged by Langrell Mortuary Chapel and details of his life are being compiled but were not available at press time. Mr. Vandecar grew up at Durkee and is best known by friends throughout the county for his work with the Burnt River 4-H livestock and Junior show projects a number of years. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 14, 1968 page 7 Contributed by: Belva...

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Long, Amy Beatrice Owens Mrs. – Obituary

Beatrice Long Here Entire Life Mrs. Amy Beatrice Long, age 85 of Baker, passed away Wednesday noon Oct. 29, at St. Elizabeth Hosp. after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Long were conducted Monday, Nov. 3, at 2 pm at the Langrell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Robert McNeil of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at the family plot in the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Long was born at Rock Creek Dec. 20, 1883 the daughter of the late William and Mary Owen pioneers of Baker County. She was married to William Long of Muddy Creek, son of Baker County pioneers Alonzo and Julia Long. Mr. and Mrs. Long celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their oldest son Garnet Long on Dec. 25, 1951. She is survived by five daughters and five sons: Pearl Thrasher of Baker, Opal Blank of Butte, Montana, Ruth Brown of Baker, Doris Colton of Baker, Daisy Elliott of Haines, Garnet Long of Baker, Lewis Long of Baker, Harry Long of Baker, Frank Long of Hoquium, WA., and Glen Long of Pendleton. She was preceded in death by a son Ernest Long January 4, 1968 and a brother Lincoln Owen May 9, 1966. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ada Zigler of Portland and a niece and nephew Ethel and Clinton Perkins of Portland, OR. Mrs...

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Jackson, John – Obituary

John Jackson Dies At Age 83 Was Grandson of Early Settlers John Edward Jackson age 83 of 1745 Guild Road, Woodland, Wa., passed away at Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Sept. 14. Graveside services were held Sept. 16 at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA. Pastor L. E. Faasch officiating. Mr. Jackson was born July 7, 1895 in Haines, OR. to G.W. and Ida Long Jackson. He attended schools in Haines and Muddy Creek. As a young man, he farmed in Baker Valley. He moved from Haines to Woodland, WA, he owned and operated one of the most modern dairy farms in that area. He was married to Josephine Thompson of Eagle Valley in Richland in 1914. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, a son Norman, two sister, Nina Dahl and Ora Collins, two brothers, Charlie Jackson, and Roy Welch. Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Leatha Jenks, a grandson, Ronald Jackson of Woodland, a granddaughter, Sallye Muskie and four great grandchildren of Goldendale, WA., several nieces and nephews, as well as many cousins and friends living in the Baker area. He was the grandson of Alonzo and Julia Ann Long, pioneers settling in Baker Valley. Source: The Record Courier Sept. 28, 1978 page 6A Contributed by: Belva...

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Fisher, John C. – Obituary

John C. Fisher, 78, a long time resident of Haines, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. John was cremated at his request and there will be no service. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Haines to Lena Maxwell Fisher and Calvin “Callie” Fisher. Upon his graduation from Muddy Creek High School in 1942, John enlisted in the Navy. His military career spanned 23 years, serving during WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1967, John returned to Haines. He worked for the Safeway Corporation for 17 years in LaGrande and Baker. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. John was a member in good standing in the Elks, American Legion, and Eagles. John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jeanette “Jean” Fisher; daughter, Elaine Thomas of Oroville, Calif.; son, John L. Fisher of West Linn; grandchildren, Meagan, Paul and Joe Fisher of West Linn, Michelle Slone of Palo Alto, CA, Sandra Slone of Portland and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Charles Fisher and sister, Elizabeth (Fisher) Rhodes. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon 97814....

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Maxwell, James Quinton – Obituary

James Q. Maxwell Services Oct 31 James Q. Maxwell, 56, of Sumpter, a native Oregonian, died Wed. at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise as the result of an accidentally self-inflicted gun shot wound. Graveside services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31 at the Haines Cemetery. Rev. Gerald C. Nelson of the United Methodist Church in Baker and Haines officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Mr. Maxwell was born October 9, 1920 in Haines the son of Wallace and Ethel Cartmill Maxwell. He his schooling in Haines and worked in the ship-yards in Portland, Oregon during World War II. He was a well known cook and worked in various restaurants in Baker. He also worked as a cook in Portland and in Crescent City, California. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his son; James Ronald Maxwell of Portland; daughter, Sandra Brannan also of Portland; brother Tom Maxwell of Haines; sister Dortha Turgeon of Seattle; four grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Garylyn and Leah all of Portland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November 3, 1977, page 14 Contributed by: Belva...

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Springer, Albert C. – Obituary

Haines Man Killed At Cove Ore Cove, Ore., Feb. 26, Albert C. Springer of Haines was electrocuted Saturday afternoon while repairing electric transmission wires three miles east of here. The dead man had been visiting at the home of John Rutter, electrician, and when Mr. Rutter was called to town Saturday afternoon Springer volunteered to repair the wires which had broken and fallen to the ground. Two hours after leaving Springer, Rutter and a friend, Mr. Evans of Baker, who was accompanying Mr. Rutter home to spend the night found Springer’s body in the road where it had fallen. The remains were sent to Haines yesterday afternoon for interment. Mr. Springer was a single man and lived with his parents in Haines. North Powder News Saturday March 3,...

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