Collection: Baker County Oregon Obituaries

Nutt, Erma Mae – Obituary

Erma Mae Nutt 72 Died January 28, 1980 Erma Mae Nutt 72 of Halfway, Oregon passed away Wednesday, January 28 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Nutt will be conducted Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Halfway Presbyterian Church. Reverend Sidney Sandusky of the Halfway Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Pine Haven Cemetery Halfway, Oregon. Mrs. Nutt was born on May 2, 1908 in Enterprise, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. George and Pearl Atins-Emmons. Mrs. Nutt was born and raised in the Enterprise area and attended schools there. She worked in La Grande for a Doctor’s office. She left the area for awhile and returned to Baker in 1942. She married David Bill Nutt in Wennemucca, Nevada on Oct. 18, 1960. She had been employed at the Basche Sage Hardware for nine years and had been in Halfway for 20 years. She also cleaned the Presbyterian Church every Friday. She is survived by her daughter Pat Schon and husband Paul of John Day, Oregon; four grandchildren; Paul W. Schon of Halfway, Oregon; Patty Barber of Ontario, Oregon, David Schon of Drewsey, Oregon, Tommy Schon, US Navy, San Diego, California; three great grandchildren; Michael Barber, Candi Barber, Crissy Lynn Schon. she is preceeded in death by her parents and her husband and one half brother. Friends who wish may contribute to...

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Nelson, W. U. – Obituary

W.U. Nelson Killed In Local Yards Telocaset Operator Meets With Terrible Accident While Riding Freight W.U. Nelson, a relief operator on trick No. 2, at Telocaset, was run over by a freight car early Monday morning, and died about fifteen minutes later. The accident took place near the Union Pacific water tank in the North Powder yards. Just how the accident happened will forever remain a mystery, as when Nelson was picked up by the trainmen he was unable to give a coherent account of the accident. Nelson quit his duties at Telocaset at midnight, and when a freight train came by shortly afterward, caught it. It is supposed the train was moving so fast for him to take chances on catching the caboose so he managed to get on a car in the middle of the train. When the engine slowed up to take water at the North Powder tank it is further supposed that he was getting off the car to walk back to the caboose when the accident took place. One of his legs was completely severed, the wheels of the car passed over the groin as well. The man screamed loud enough for the trainmen to hear and going to the scene of the trouble found him there. His condition was beyond human aid and he expired about fifteen minutes later. He left Telocaset with...

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Springer, Lucinda Mrs. – Obituary

Come From Portland To Attend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove, a suburb of Portland, arrived in Baker the latter part of last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Dalton’s mother, Mrs. Lucinda Springer, who passed away Wednesday, of last week, from heart failure. Funeral services for the deceased were held from West’s Chapel in Baker, and interment was made in that city. Mrs. Springer was 67 years of age, and had been a resident of Baker county for 35 years. She is survived by six children; George E., of Ione, Wash.; Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove; Mrs. Roscoe Mays and Mrs. L. Gutteridge, of Baker; Charles Springer, of Prairie City; Mrs. Clyde Dempsey, of Seattle. The deceased was born in Covelo, Calif., May 3, 1857, leaving that state for Idaho, where she lived until 1888,after which she moved to Baker. North Powder News Saturday, January 10,...

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Stanley, Lee C. – Obituary

Former Co. Assessor Passes Monday Eve. Death Monday evening at Cedar Manor nursing home claimed Lee C. Stanley, 79, a resident of this valley more than 60 years and a Baker county assessor at one time. Coming to Haines from Kansas at the age of 16 he worked for Ed Coles, later was employed at the Highland mine on Rock Creek, the Western Union mine, Maxwell and Chloride Mines, and the Stanley place in Rock Creek town was the way station for the Highland Mine haul, both for supplies up and ore down. He ranched in the Rock Creek community many years prior to his retirement. Mr. Stanley was born December 21, 1886, in Parsons, Kan., the son of William and Prudence Stanley. He came to Haines at the age of 16. He was married at Baker May 14, 1911 to Nellie Mae Hearing Stanley. She preceded him in death in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna Boyles of Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne (Cora Mae) Fidler of Haines; and Mrs. Wilma Curry of Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at West & Co. Memorial Chapel, with Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church officiating. Friends who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Fund. He was a past member of the IOOF Lodge. Interment...

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Stanley, Letha Belle – Obituary

Popular Young Woman of the Muddy Creek District, Junior in High [School], Dies Suddenly Funeral services held for Letha Bella Stanley Sunday afternoon in the Haines Methodist church were largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased in Haines, Rock Creek and Muddy Creek communities where she had spent her entire life. Rev. R. O. Wildman conducted the services. Interment was in the Haines Cemetery. Schoolmates of Miss Stanley’s who acted as pallbearers were: Dorrel Spence, Robert Leonnig, Jack Stiltz, Dean Fluharty, Callie Sanders and Keith Yankey. Honorary pallbearers were: Annabelle and Leona Brownell, George Fisher, Norma Ensminger, Louise and Virginia Rutter. Letha Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stanley, was born April 9, 1917, near Haines. She attended school at Rock Creek and was at the time of her death a junior in the Muddy Creek high school. She died Friday afternoon, January 5, at 3 o’clock in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker. She underwent an operation Monday previous for a ruptured appendix. She is survived by her parents of Rock Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Oren W. White of Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne Fidler, and Mrs. George Ensminger of Haines. Besides numerous other relatives in the community who mourn her untimely death. The Record Courier, Haines, OR, Thursday, 11 January 1934, Front...

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Stanley, Nellie – Obituary

Nellie Mae Stanley, 70, a member of a Pioneer Baker County family, died early this morning at her home in Rock Creek. Mrs. Stanley, daughter of Samuel and Susan Hearing, was born at Muddy Creek on Dec. 7, 1888. She had been a resident of Baker County for her entire life and was married to Lee C. Stanley at the old Central Hotel on May 14, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley had ranched in the Rock Creek district for a number of years until retirement several years ago. Mrs. Stanley is survived by her husband of Rock Creek; by three daughters, Mrs. Edna Boyles of Burley, Ida., Mrs. Cora Mae Fidler of Haines and Mrs. Billie W. Webb of Baker; by two brothers, Earl Hearing of Salem and Sam Hearing of Vernonia, Ore.; by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mrs. Stanley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from West and Company. The Rev. Tom Foster of Haines will Officiate. Burial will be in Haines Cemetery. Democrat Herald, Baker City, OR, Friday, 27 Mar 1959, Page...

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Steiger, John – Obituary

Sheep Man Dead John Steiger Died Suddenly While on Fishing Trip. The sudden death of John Steiger well known sheep man, occurred Friday afternoon of last week while on a fishing trip near Lime, in Baker county. Death came while Mr. Steiger was driving his car along the road near where three others of the party were fishing. He was heard to call and seen to sink down in the seat. Knowing he was subject to epileptic fits, the companions rushed the stricken man to a physician at Huntington before they learned he was dead. Deceased was fifty-two years of age and had been a resident of this vicinity where he had been known as a prominent sheep man. His home was in Baker. He leaves a widow and stepson besides several other relatives. The funeral was held at Baker Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Baker cemetery. Those who attended the funeral from North Powder were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Hudelson, Mrs. Voney E. Lee, Mrs. George A. Lee. Mrs. Steiger is a niece of Geo. A. Lee of this city. North Powder News Saturday, June 19, 1920 Widow Is Named Executrix Of Will     Tuesday of this week Mrs. Cleopatria Steiger upon her petition, was appointed executrix of the will of John Steiger whose sudden death occurred late last week. The property...

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Stiltz, S. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Mother and Babe Die Mrs. S.A. Stiltz who resides about seven miles from town, died Monday morning leaving a husband and a large family of children. The body was taken to Baker that afternoon for interment. Her baby lived about a day and was buried Sunday. North Powder News Saturday, February 14,...

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Saunders, Victor H. – Obituary

Funeral services for Victor H. Saunders, 78, 2350 Ash St., will be conducted Monday, June 21, at 2 p.m. in the Langrell Mortuary chapel with Pastor Marvin Carr of the first Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery with Baker Veterans Service Organizations conducting graveside honors. Mr. Saunders was born in Baker Sept. 19, 1897 to Samuel Saunders and Lou Della Morse Saunders. In 1917 he was one of the first men from Baker County to enlist in the Army. He was married to Thelma Hazel Black in Baker on June 13, 1925. He was a long-time Baker County resident where he engaged in ranching and had also ranched in Malheur County. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; nephew, Kelvin Tupper who he reared; son, Harvey v. Saunders, Pocatello, Idaho; daughters, Della of Baker; Juanita Gleason, The Dalles;, Wilma Cortabitarte, Boise;, Rachel Traxtle, Springfield, Ore.; brother, Dogan Saunders, Columbus, Mont., seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The Baker Democrat Herald; Baker City OR; Friday, June 18, 1976; Page...

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Savage, J. L. Mrs – Obituary

Mrs. J.L. (Taylor) Savage Dies At Haines Mrs. J.L. Savage, a pioneer of 1852 died Sunday at her home four and a half miles west of Haines. She was born September, 1849, in Illinois, and came to Oregon with her parents, crossing the plains with an ox team. Her parents settled near Harrisburg in the Willamette valley, the fall of 1852, and she was a resident of Baker county for 52 years. She witnessed the development of Baker valley from a wild sage brush country to a community of prosperous farms. The deceased is survived by her husband, eight children; Mrs. Ollie Gardner, of this city; Mrs. Nora Lang, Toppenish, Wash; Mrs. Lulu Cavin, Hornbrook, Calif; C.D. Savage, Happy Camp, Calif.; G.L. Savage, Haines; E.E. Savage, Baker; J.R. Savage, Milton; I.N. Savage, Pendleton, and 8 grand children, and 15 great grandchildren. A brother and two sisters reside at Haines, Thomas Taylor, Susan Hearing and Jonah Burnsides. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the family home, and interment was in the Haines cemetery. North Powder News Saturday, May 9,...

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Savage, Sadie Mrs. – Obituary

At Cornucopia, Friday Nov. 30, of paralysis. Mrs. Sadie Savage, wife of L.A. Savage, of this city. Over two years ago, Mrs. Savage had a partial stroke of paralysis and Mr. Savage brought her to the Depot hotel where it was hoped, by the influence of the medical water there, she might be benefitted. She was very low at that time and it was not expected by any that she could live, but she recovered to a degree so as to be able to take care of her two children, and when, last spring, she with her husband moved to Cornucopia, she improved much and seemed to be regaining her usual health. Mr. Savage was working in the Oregon Gold Mining Company’s mill and when that closed down he came to Union, taking the work of running the engine at the Union flouring mill. In the mean time he left his family at Cornucopia, wher he believed the climate would be conducive to her health. On Wed., November 28 she was again attacked with paralysis and this time so severely as not to be able to speak but a few times. Mr. Savage was immediately sent for but before he arrived at her bedside she was dead. He brought the remains to Union, where on yesterday, at ten o’clock a.m., she was buried. The funeral services were held in...

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Schweiger, R. C. Mrs. – Obituary

Oklahoma Woman Is Killed Near Durkee Second Fatal Accident to Tourists on Old Oregon Trail in This Section Within a Week A second fatal accident occurred on the Old Oregon Trail between Union and Huntington late Saturday afternoon when Mrs. R.C. Schweiger was killed when the car in which she and her husband were driving overturned a short distance west of Durkee. They were from Waukomis, Okla. The other one occurred the previous Wednesday on this side of the viaduct near Telocaset when Mrs. George Van Oredol of Salina, Kan., met instant death when the car she was driving skidded in the gravel on the side of the highway and overturned almost into the gravel pile. Mrs. Schweiger’s sister, Miss Irene Schweiger of Oklahoma City, sustained scalp wounds and his daughter, Betty Jo, 13, suffered a compound fracture of the right arm, according to a Baker report of the accident. The injured persons were taken to a Baker hospital where they are recovering. Mr. Schweigers condition was considered critical because of head injuries, but he was improved at later reports. The Oklahoma residents had been on a vacation and were enroute home when the accident occurred. According to the Democrat-Herald, officers reported that the car operated by Mr. Schweiger had been gradually driven off the right hand side of the road and for 39 feet along the burrow pit....

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Shinn, James H. – Obituary

Another Pioneer Gone James H. Shinn Added to the List of Baker City’s Dead On last Monday James H. Shinn, another of the pioneers of Baker county passed away and was buried yesterday. Judge Shinn as he was familiarly called has occupied a prominent place in the history of Baker county for many years and his death will be keenly felt by many who found in him a true hearted friend and adviser. Mr. Shinn was one of the best informed men in the state on political affairs and proved himself at times a pillar of strength to the democratic party of Baker county, although in 1874 when a candidate for re-election as sheriff his party unmercifully slaughtered him. Deceased leaves an estimable wife and five sons to mourn his loss who will have the heartfelt sympathy of scores of friends in the sorrow and sadness that the coming of the new year brings to them. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday January 2,...

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Schuck, Otto Mrs. – Obituary

Mother Of Fifteen Dead Mrs. Otto Schuck Dies at Baker Late Last Week After an illness of several years, Mrs. Otto Schuck 53 years old, died Friday afternoon at the hospital in Baker. Mrs. Schuck was born in Germany and came to the United States in1891, first residing in New Jersey and then in Cleveland, Ohio. Eight years later they moved to Oregon. Mrs. Schuck is survived by her husband and 15 children. They are: Chas. of Durkee, Otto of Union; Mrs. Clifford Smelcer, Mrs. Virgil Bird, Mrs. Albert Werner, all f Baker; Mrs. Clarence Mills of Telocaset; Joseph Schuck, Mrs. Harry Mattes, Arthur L., Mrs. Riley Worley, Eugene, Clara and Louise of Baker; Mary M. Brenden of Pendleton. North Powder News Saturday, July 10,...

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Simonis, Arthur Verdell

3 Inches Snow Fall, Richland Not Enough for Sleighing; Funeral Held for Child Funeral services was held at the Christian church Thursday at 2 p.m. for Arthur Verdell Simonis, the nine months old son of Mr. And Mrs. Alex E. Simmonis [Simonis]. Rex. Earl Miller pastor of the Christian church officiated. The child had been ill three weeks with Pneumonia and passed away at St. Elizabeth’s hospital Tuesday evening. He had been taken there Monday for medical treatment. Interment was in the Eagle valley cemetery. The Baker Democrat Herald; Baker OR; Tuesday, December 22, 1936; Page...

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