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Caudle, Thelma – Obituary

Thelma Caudle Dies from Bullet Wound Thelma Caudle, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Caudle of Lostine, died Saturday noon from a rifle shot wound. Thelma was walking along a street of Lostine last Wednesday when a rifle bullet from a 22-rifle in the hands of Jesse Phillips struck her and passed through the body. Young Phillips who is fifteen years old maintains that the shot was purely accidental. He has been bound over to the circuit court on the charge of second degree murder. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon July 15,...

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Rumble, E. W. – Obituary

E.W. Rumble Passes Away in Portland Joseph, Wallowa County,Oregon Jay Dobbin was called to Portland Monday by the news of the death of E.W. Rumble, manager of the Columbia Basin Woolgrowers association, of which Mr. Dobbin is president. Mr. Rumble died of heart disease Monday morning while taking vigorous exercise in a gymnasium. The death was entirely unexpected as Mr. Rumble was not aware, as far as known of any heart trouble. He was a large man and vigorous. Mr. Rumble had been a resident of Portland for four years, going from Joseph, where he was born. He was 52 years old and had been associated all his life in livestock affairs. Prior to going to Portland he had been at the head of the Elgin Forwarding Company which had numerous branch offices. He was one of the organizers of the Columbia River Wool Warehouse company. Mr. Rumble is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy Starr Rumble of Portland and his parents, John and Lucinda Rumble, who live at Joseph. Interment will take place at Joseph today. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday March 20,...

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Rich, Fred (Mary) Goebel Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Fred Rich, resident of Wallowa for the last 48 years, passed away Friday morning (May 29, 1936) following a lingering illness. While the end came somewhat suddenly, she had been in failing health for more than a year and her recovery had long been despaired of. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30, with a large number of friends and relatives paying their final tribute and a mass of flowers testifying to their esteem. The services were conducted by Rev. C. N. Trout of Enterprise. Mrs. Rich’s maiden name was Mary Goebel. She was born May 18, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goebel, in Humboldt, Brown County, Wisconsin and died May 29, 1936. When four years old her parents removed to Wallowa County, first settling in Middle Valley and a short time later moving to Bear Creek, near Wallowa, and it was here she was reared to young womanhood and married to Fred Rich, son of another pioneer family, June 24,1908. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Rich three children were born, the first child dying in infancy and the twins, Hilma and Wilma, now young ladies, together with their father, surviving. Other surviving relatives are her father, Peter Goebel of Wallowa, two sisters Mrs. M. E. (Christina) Waelty of Middle Valley, and Mrs. Cal (Maggie) Hetrick of Wallowa, and...

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Surber, Earl Richard – Obituary

Earl Richard Surber, 80, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 1, 2007, at Tuality Hospital in Hillsboro. His graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Enterprise. Earl was born May 1, 1927, at Enterprise to Richard and Edith Surber. He attended schools at Enterprise and served in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserves and the Oregon National Guard. He was proud to be an American veteran. Earl enjoyed the outdoors and he was an avid fisherman. His great joy was attending family reunions with all the love, laughter, and fun with water fights. Earl spent episodes of time at the Camelot Care Center in Forest Grove the past several years with a pulmonary disease. The staff members there said that they will remember him as a kind, caring and gentle man. Survivors include two sisters, Rosemary LeSollen of The Dalles and Esther Evans of Clarkston, Wash.; a brother, Ellwood Surber of Baker City; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and six brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to offset funeral expenses may be sent to Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 9, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

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