Obituaries 1931 – 1936
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Sherman County Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from March 6, 1931 to August 21, 1936.
March 6, 1931
March 13, 1931
March 20, 1931
- Mrs. Ralph Eaton Buried. Funeral services were held in Wasco Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Ralph Eaton who died in The Dalles last Saturday. Beatrice Estelle Eaton was the daughter of Charles Harper of Wasco and had lived in Sherman county the larger part of her thirty three years. Thursday of last week she suffered a paralytic stroke from which she was unable to recover. She is survived by two daughters Elda and June, her husband Ralph Eaton and her father.
March 27, 1931
- Robert Morrison, brother of William Morrison of this city, died in Long Beach, California, last Sunday morning of pneumonia. Morrison has been ill for several weeks and a sister, Mrs. Hales, drove to California to be with him. The deceased was once a resident of this county having once owned part of the place now belonging to O.L. Belshe in Hay Canyon. He is survived by his wife; William Morrison of Moro; Mrs. Grace Hales of Pendleton; Gibson Morrison of Adams; and Dick Morrison of Weston. He had no children.
April 3, 1931
April 10, 1931
April 17, 1931
April 24, 1931
- W. C. Bryant Buried Tuesday Afternoon. Prominent Attorney and Educator Takes Own Life. J.S. Landers Gives Eulogy. Many Well Known Men In Education Attend Ex-Regents Funeral. This county was shocked and saddened last Sunday morning to learn that W.C. Bryant a prominent attorney and widely known educator, had taken his life. Mr., Bryant had been despondent for several weeks over business affairs that had worked adverse to his interests and had brooded on these matters and the uncertainty of financial conditions until his usual buoyancy of temperment gave way to melancholy. Early in the morning he awoke and went to the barn where he slashed his throat with a razor. His family found his bed vacant but discovered him too late for the attention of hurried medical aid. William Cullen Bryant was born at Wahoo, Nebraska, June 18th, 1875. He was the third and youngest son of Abner M. and Susan C. Bryant and was one of a family of eight children. He received his early school training in Kansas and Nebraska. When he was thirteen years old his parents moved to Oregon locating near Buena Vista, Oregon in Polk county. Later they moved to Falls City where William Cullen finished the public schools. He taught school for two years earning enough money to put himself thru Armstrong’s Business College in Portland and the state normal school at Monmouth. He then taught school again for four years in the meantime perusing his study of law. He was one time a student at the University of Oregon. After spending some time in the Willamette valley he returned to Moro where he taught school and was principal of the Moro schools for three years after which he was elected county school superintendent, serving in this capacity for three years. On his return from the University he had purchased an interest in the Sherman County Abstract Company being associated with Frost and McCaleb. In 1907 he started practicing law in Moro. In 1910 he was appointed a member of the Board of Regents of the Oregon Normal School and acted in that capacity until that body was dissolved in 1929 when the state boards of education were combined. Mr. Bryant, during his years in Sherman county was always active in the civic and educational affairs of the county. As county school superintendent he did much to make the schools of the county achieve their present rank in elementary schools of the state. It was during his administration that the Sherman County Field Meet and Declamatory Contest was first inaugurated and the long time success of that helpful contest was due in no small part to his original plan. In state wide educational affairs he represented the county and gave the best years of his life to the advancement of efficient teacher training in the state. His interest in the teaching profession came from long association with it. He was the son of a teacher, a teacher himself and he trained his children to carry on his chosen work. He was for many years a member of the Moro school board. His law and abstract business was carried on with the dignity and integrity that befits the profession. On December 29th, 1904, Mr. Bryant was married to Miss Elva Whealdon who survives him. To them was born the following children: Ruth, a student at the University of Oregon; Harold, an employee of the Pacific Power & Light Co., at Hood River; Helen, a teacher at Grass Valley; and Lois, a student of Moro high school. The funeral was held in the Legion Hall, Tuesday afternoon, April 21st when many friends throughout the state came to pay their last respects to the deceased. Among these were C.L. Starr, of the State Board of Higher Education, who is a life long friend, J.S. Landers, educator of Monmouth, and E.H. Carlton, the editor of the state teachers magazine. Rev. F.A. Ginn officiated and the musical numbers were given by a quartette composed of Mrs. Wilford Belshe, Mrs. L.H. Nahouse, Tom Fraser and Homer Belshee, accompanied by L.H. Nahouse. J.L. Landers, of the normal school, gave a eulogy of the deceased in which he spoke of his work on the normal school board, his friendliness and his willing help to young people. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Henry G. Hanson, of Independence, who was from- the Moro church. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery. A group of prominent business and professional men who had been associates of Mr. Bryant during his life were honorary pall bearers and attended the funeral in a body. There were J.P. Yates, J.C. Freeman, J.C. McKean, R.J. Ginn, A.M. Wright, Fred Krusow, George DeMoss, Henry DeMoss, S.B. Holmes, George Bourhill, W.S. Powell, O.L. Belshe, C.L. Ireland, E.D. McKee, W.F. Jackson, V.B. Eakin, G.C. Akers, J.F. Foss, E.H. Moore, R.J. Baker, T.M. Alley, Roy Powell, Rob’t. Urquhart, Ladru Barnum, L.L. Peetz, R.R. Butler, George Hennagin, N.W. Thompson, George A. Potter, Antone Potter, and L.D. Eakin. The active pallbearers were E.E. Barzee, D.E. Stephens, W.H. Ragsdale, C.L. Pepper, F.E. Fortner and O.A. Ramsey.
- Sherman County Pioneer Buried In Portland. Final Rites For Chris Andersen Held Last Monday. Another Sherman county pioneer passed into the great beyond last Friday evening April 17th when Chris Andersen died at his home in Portland. He had just visited his Sherman county friends and was at the home of his son Chester, in White Salmon, Washington, when he became ill. Mr. Andersen was born in Denmark May 13, 1871 and came to Sherman county from there in 1893 and after working on farms about the county for a few years he married and moved to a farm near Monkland in 1898. The next twenty years were spent farming or living in Moro where his family were educated. He later bought the place south of town on the highway now farmed by Robert Belshee who also farms his Monkland property. The funeral of Mr. Anderson was held in Pierson’s Funeral Home in Portland and was attended by many Sherman county people who now live in the city and others who drove down to be present at the rites. The pall bearers were all former Sherman county friends, O.G. Sayrs, Robert Belshee, Hans Thompson, L.H. Martin, Angus Kuks and George Llewellyn. J.C. McKean and wife, Roy Powell and wife and Forrest Peetz and wife were present from Moro and Roy Kunsman, a former Moro resident was there from Arlington. The deceased is survived by his widow, Sophie Andersen, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Guyer, of Spokane and Frances Andersen of Klamath Falls and Chester Andersen of White Salmon, Washington.
- The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Flatt died last Wednesday night at the family home here. He was a week old. [Jack Lewis]
May 1, 1931
- Local Boy Killed By Horse Sunday. Clint French Kicked and Dragged By Fear Crazed Animal. Funeral Held On Tuesday. Child Was Son of Editor of Sherman County Journal. Clint, son of Mr. and Mrs. Giles L. French, was instantly killed last Sunday morning about nine o’clock when a rope by which he was holding a horse became entangled around this waist and the animal, frightened ran with him and kicked him. His body was dragged some distance through the streets of Moro before the horse could be stopped by terror stricken citizens. Clint Barnum French was born a few miles south of Grass Valley on May 24th, 1920, attending school at Rutledge, Grass Valley and Moro. His short life was filled with normal activities of a lively boy, his days, outside of school hours, given to the satisfying of a great curiosity about the world and the things upon it that interests the coming generation. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Jane and Patricia, one brother, Wyman, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Barnum of The Dalles and his paternal grandparent, L.R. French, of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Tuesday, April 28th, in the Presbyterian church, under the direction of Zell’s with Rev. Ginn officiating and giving the funeral sermon. E. Stephens read William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis” and a quartette, composed of Mrs. Iva Nahouse, Mrs. Wilford Belshe, Homer Belshee and Tom Fraser sang, accompanied by L.H. Nahouse. Pallbearers were classmates and friends of the deceased, Leighton Fields, Billy Alsup, Kenneth Barnett, Bobby Rolfe and John Rolfe from Grass Valley and Scott Fortner and Walter Barnes of Moro. The children of Clint’s room, the fifth and sixth grades, attended from both the Moro school and the Grass Valley school which he attended until two months ago. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery.
- Martha Ellen Chitwood Dies at Daughter’s Home. Martha Ellen Chitwood, mother of Mrs. Joe Truitt, who has lived her with her daughter for the past eight years passed away in this city last Tuesday. Chitwood has been ill for many years with disease that was incurable and has been patiently waiting and praying to be called for several months. She was born on September 2nd, 1867 in the state of Arkansas, the daughter of William and Martha Ray. When she was five years old she moved with her parents to Oregon, settling in the Prineville country on what is known as Johnson Creek. There she grew to womanhood and was married November 26th to Pleasant Chitwood and has since resided at Grizzley or in Madras until coming to Moro eight years ago. To this union were born three children who survive her, Glen and Vern Chitwood of Grizzley and Mrs. Joe Truitt, of Moro. Three step children were reared to maturity by her hand. They are Roy Chitwood and Mrs. Ina Barbee, of Madras and Fay Chitwood, of Ellensburg, Washington. Two brothers survive. Will Ray, Crabtree, Oregon, and Frank Ray of Ellensburg, Washington. Mrs. Chitwood was converted when she was seventeen years old and has ever since followed the Christian teachings which have been a great comfort to her in her illness. She has many friends wherever she has lived who loved her for her uncomplaining temperament and her Christian charity.
- Jack Noonan received word last week that his brother-in-law, Dan Melcher, of Omaha, Neb., had died from injuries received when he fell from a porch. Melcher visited in Moro with the Noonans last summer.
- Card of Thanks. We take this means of expressing our thanks and appreciation of the helpful sympathy extended to us on the loss of our infant son, Jackie Lou. and Mrs. Vernon Flatt.
- Mr. and Mrs. George Hennagin and Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller were called to Klamath Falls Thursday afternoon of last week to the bedside of Mrs. Homer Pointer, a sister of Mrs. Hennagin and Mr. Fuller. L.L. Peetz and wife drove for them on the trip. Mrs. Pointer passed away Saturday noon and will be buried at Hood River Friday, May 1st.
- Friends and relatives of Mr. L. Hetzler of Wasco were shocked to hear of his death in Olympia, Wash., last Monday. Mr. Hetzler was a former resident of Wasco and was the step father of W.A. Spencer of Wasco. The body was brought to Wasco. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Wednesday at three o’clock. Interment took place in the Wasco cemetery. [George L.]
May 8, 1931
May 15, 1931
- Last Civil War Veteran of County Dies. John J. Schaeffer Buried in Moro Tuesday. John Jesse Shaeffer, a resident of Sherman county since 1885, passed away at his home in Moro last Sunday morning about 5:30 at the age of 85 years 10 months and 16 days. Mr. Schaeffer was born in Milan, Ohio on the 24th of June 1845 and lived, until his removal to Moro, Oregon. Before he was 19 years old he enlisted, with his two brothers in the Union army and served until the end of the conflict. He was a member of the John J. Canfield Company F, 145th Regiment of the Ohio National Guard. On the 15th of November, 1894 Mr. Schaeffer was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Snoderly near Prineville. To this union was born two children, Mrs. E.R. Barzee and a son who died when a small boy. A brother, Frank, Cleveland, Ohio, also survives. Mr. Schaeffer has lived in Sherman county since his arrival in 1885 some of this time being spent in Kent where he farmed until he moved to the place he owned at his death at Erskineville. He retired from the farm twelve years ago and has lived in Moro. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 12th in the Presbyterian church with Rev. S.P. Boyce of Prineville officiating and the American Legion posts of the county assisting in giving a military burial to the last veteran of the Civil war in Sherman county. A firing squad in charge of L.W. Rakes and composed of G.C. Updegraff, George Meloy, Floyd Flatt, Theo. Johnston, Ora Workman, Joe Truitt, Richard Bruckert and W.J. Martin fired the volleys over the grave as a part of the formal soldier’s burial and Seral Searcy and Omer Sayrs blew taps, the final sound of a service man’s funeral. Color bearers for the occasion were Vernon Flatt and Giles French and the colors were guarded by Ralph Brisbane and Harvey Thompson. Carl Melzer, J.E. Norton, Frank Haynes, Omer Sayrs, Matt Simon, Philip Searcy and J.L. Rudolph were the active pall bearers and W.S. Powell, Rob’t Urquhart, W.A. Ruggles, W.F. Jackson, J.C. Freeman, W.H. Ragsdale, N.W. Thomson and F.H. Moore were honorary Pallbearers. Fred Pickett acted as Chaplain. Many Legionaires from the different posts of the county attended in a body.
May 22, 1931
May 29, 1931
June 5, 1931
- George Howell Passes Away at Home. Mrs. Rachel Millicent Howell, wife of George Howell, of Kent, Oregon, died at the family home in Kent last Monday afternoon, of pernicious anemia. Mrs. Howell has been ill for many months and has been gradually growing weaker. She was born in Nebraska on March 2nd 1881, but has lived in Sherman county for almost thirty years. Here she has reared a family of five sons and two daughters. They are Melvin, now of Dufur and Harry, Millard, Harold and Dale of Kent and Mrs. Walter Byers and Miss Bernice Howell of Kent. She was from a large family and eight brothers and sisters of hers are still living: George McKay, of Kent, James McKay of Port Orchard, Paul McKay of Junction City, Mrs. Addie Augee, of Port Orchard, Wash., Mrs. Gertrude Holliworth of Willow Lake, S.D., Mrs. May Haynes, of Yakima, Wash., Mrs. Myrtle Cratty, of Sutherlin, and Mrs. Stella Logan of Portland. Funeral services were held in the Christian church, at Kent, Wednesday, June 3rd and were under the direction of Crandall’s of The Dallles. Burial was in the Kent cemetery.
- A.L. Alsup Buried at Grass Valley Sunday. Martha Emmaline Alsup, for many years a resident of the southern part of Sherman county passed away at the home of her daughter Wava in Yakima, Wash., last Thursday evening May 28th at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 28 days. She was born in Douglas county, Missouri, in 1874. and was married in Mountain Grove, Missouri in 1893 to A.L. Alsup. A few years after their marriage they came to Oregon in the early ‘90s but returned to Mo. for a few years. Returning to Oregon for the second time in March of 1903, and farmed in Sherman county until they moved to Washington in 1918. She is survived by her widower, Link Alsup, now living in California, four sons, Ray, Bernard and Noble of California and William of Grass Valley and one daughter, Mrs. Wava Herriford of Yakima, Wash., three sisters, Mrs. B.B. Johnson, of Silverton, Mrs. Harriet Cassida, of Oregon City, and Mrs. Tessie Smith who remained in Missouri and one brother, Hardin Dugger of Boring, Oregon, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Alsup was an active Christian during her life time and was a member of the Baptist church of Grass Valley for many years. The funeral was held in Grass Valley Methodist church May 31st with Rev. F.A. Ginn preaching the funeral sermon and was under the direction of Calloway’s of The Dalles. Interment was made in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery.
June 12, 1931
June 19, 1931
- Glen C. Akers Dies Of Heart Failure. Deceased Had Been County Clerk For Five Years. Funeral Held Wednesday. Week-end Pleasure Trip Turned Into Sadness By Death. Another of those Sunday morning tragedies that have shocked and saddened this community befell us last Sunday morning with the announcement of the sudden death of Glenn C. Akers while on a week end trip to Camp Sherman. Akers with his wife and daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hennagin, of Wasco left Saturday evening for the camp, after the close of the days work at the courthouse. About eleven o’clock a heart attack, to which Mr. Akers was subject, caused him to breathe his last while his family was trying to aid him. Glenn C. Akers, a son of Elijah and May Akers, was born in Dixon, Missouri on December 16th, 1872. He was one of three children one of which died in infancy and another died when in young womanhood leaving Glenn the only one to reach mature age. On July 1st, 1897, he was married to Miss Maud McHenry at Monett, Missouri. Four children, all living, have been born to this union. They are Wayne, of Eugene, Carroll, of Albany, Mrs. Ruth Holloway, of Los Angeles and Mrs. Henrietta Hennagin, of Wasco. Beside these he is survived by his widow, and five grandchildren. In March 1910 the family moved to Wasco where they lived for 16 years during which time the deceased was employed in the office of the Independent Milling Company. Five years ago he was appointed county clerk of the county upon the death of Mrs. Hoskinson and was elected to that office at the last election. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church Wednesday June 17, with the Rev. C.D. Parrott, of Ilwaco Wash., preaching the sermon assisted by Rev. F.A. Ginn of the Moro Methodist church. Active Pallbearers were A.H. Barnum, L.L. Peetz, E.D. McKee, J.P. Yates, W.D. Wallan and J.F. Foss and honorary pall bearers were J.C. McKean, George Hennagin, R.H. McKean, John McDermid, A.C. Barnecroft, Steve McMillin, and Perry Siscel. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery.
June 26, 1931
- Robert Benson Killed By Tractor. Accident On County Road Crew Fatal For Youth. Rush To Hospital Is Vain. Deceased Was Son Of Well Known Sherman County Family. Clarence Robert Benson son of Harry Benson, was fatally injured last Friday while working with the county road crew on the Gerkin[g] canyon road south of Rufus. The men were repairing road washed out by the recent rains and were dragging a grader with the county tractor. A large rock had stopped the tractor and four men including young Benson went out in front to remove it. While they were still shoving on the rock the tractor operator Grant G. Garland, started forward again on signal from some of the men, catching Benson with one of the tracks and crushing the lower part of his body.
- He was taken immediately to the hospital in The Dalles, but he lived only a few hours after the accident. Clarence Robert Benson was born in Moro Apr. 29, 1917 and has lived in that town or vicinity since that time. The last few years the family has moved to different parts of the county with the road crew on which Harry Benson, Clarence’ father, has been employed. The funeral was held in The Dalles Sunday June 21st from Zell’s funeral home with Boy Scout troops of Sherman county in attendance. Pall bearers were Boy Scouts and friends of the deceased and were: Charles, Leslie and Howard Nunn, John Hawk, Bernard Rice, Alton Axtell, Ronald Powell, Clayton Vintin, Bruce Alley, Monte Lundy and Don Smith.
- Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliot Dies. Billy, the nine month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliott, of Ridgefield, Wash., died Sunday and was brought to Moro where he was buried in the Rose Hill cemetery east of town Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the T.S. Reese home as Mrs. Elliott was formerly Roberat [Roberta] Reese. Rev. John Hawk, of Wasco, officiated. [William Max]
July 3, 1931
- J.A. Maxwell Dies in Portland. Mrs. Mary Jane Maxwell a pioneer of Sherman county, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland last Tuesday evening after an illness of several years. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Wasco county and came to Sherman county in 1881 with her husband Perry Watkins. Mr. Watkins was a stockman and his wife assisted him in this pioneer work. Two children were born to them. After marriage to David Maxwell, the couple farmed their place a few miles east of Moro which they still own. Several years ago they moved to Portland where they have lived since that time. The funeral was held Friday, July 3rd in The Dalles under the direction of Zell’s. Deceased was survived by her widower, David Maxwell, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Holman and Mrs. Genevieve Miller, both of Portland.
July 10, 1931
- Harriet Anne Root Buried Sunday in Wasco. A pioneer who had seen people move into this county fifty years ago while we were still a part of Wasco, the mother of counties, passed into another land last Thursday morning when Mrs. Harriet A. Root, of Wasco, died at the family home there. Mrs. Root was born in Wisconsin, May 29th, 1853, as Harriet Anne Goodyear of the since famous Goodyear family. In December 1873, while living in California she was married to Henry Root. They settled in Sherman county in 1881 on the place west of Wasco where Mrs. Root lived until her death. She is survived by two sons, Herbert Root, of Wasco, and W.D. Root, of Glendale, California, and one daughter, Mrs. Hal Morrow, of Kent. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church of Wasco Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. N.S. Hawk officiating. The ceremony was in charge of the Eastern Star of which order Mrs. Root was a member. Pall bearers were J.P. Yates, H.D. Proudfoot, Emil Anderson, Victor Anderson, A.J. Smith, Arthur Sargeant, Harry Van Gilder, and A.C. Kaseberg. Interment was in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Wasco.
July 17, 1931
- Drowning Accounts For Two Deaths. Death by drowning happened twice over the past week end to persons within Sherman county or well known here. The first casualty was Billie Fritts, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fritts, of Tygh Valley. With Ernest Taylor, his uncle, the boy went down to Tygh Creek near his home to learn to swim. He dived into a pond containing between seven and eight feet of water and did not appear again alive. He was rushed to The Dalles but none of the ministrations of doctors was of avail. He was buried Monday afternoon at The Dalles cemetery with the services held from Zell’s. Sunday afternoon about two o’clock a man from Yakima, Ray Munn, was drowned in the waters of the Deschutes near its mouth. With his brother-in-law he was wading in the current where he lost his footing and was carried down into the water. He had come to Stiles to meet his sister and her husband from California and the two families were having a picnic at the scene of the accident. His body has not been discovered.
- Sam McDonald Buried In Hood River. Sam McDonald, who came to Sherman county in 1882 with the first rush of land seeking homesteaders, died July 11th and was buried by the side of his wife in Hood River Monday, July 13th. The deceased was born in Monkland, Ontario, of Scotch-Irish parentage in 1867. When he and his family moved to Oregon and settled east of Moro they named their settlement after their old home town in Canada and the name still remains. He is survived by four daughters and one son, Ralph, who operated the Maryhill ferry, three brothers, Neil of Moro, and John and George of Hardman, Oregon.
July 24, 1931
- Roy E. Moore Buried In Wasco Wednesday. Roy E. Moore, for the past six years proprietor of a garage in Wasco, died last Sunday night from an infection of the spine. Moore was born in Illinois fifty three years ago and was a veteran of the Spanish American war and a member of the veterans of that conflict. The deceased came to Wasco in 1925 and bought the garage business which he operated until his death. His first wife died shortly after his arrival in Sherman county and two years ago he was married to Miss Dora Fridley, who survives him. Children by his first marriage live in Hood River. The funeral was held in Wasco Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Frank Johnson of Hood River officiating. Pallbearers were J.M. Davis, Edward Maynard, J.B. Kirk, Henry Gates, Horace Miller and Frank Fridley. Burial was in the Wasco cemetery.
- Word was received Monday of the death of Roy Moore of the Moore Garage, Sunday at The Dalles hospital. Friends and neighbors extend sympathy to his widow and relatives.
July 31, 1931
August 7, 1931
- Grass Valley. Don Kelly, 17, drowned in Portland, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Claris Kelly. Claris attended school here many years ago, during the reign of Professor White.
August 14, 1931
- Edward [Edgar] Justesen Killed In Truck. Asbury Gasoline Truck Leaves Road Near Herman Creek. Justesen Believed Asleep. Broken Guard Rail Causes Officer To Investigate. Edward Justesen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jusesen, of Kent, was probably instantly killed Tuesday along the highway near Herman creek on the Columbia River highway. He has been a truck driver for the Asbury oil transportation company for several years starting with them in California. When they opened a Portland office he was transferred to that station. One of the policies of the drivers in this type of service, as often expressed by Mr. Justesen when visiting his relatives here, has been to drive as long as possible without rest and to complete the given trip as quickly as possible. According to information received here he was probably driving with insufficient rest and his truck left the highway while he was asleep. His truck was demolished in its trip from the highway down over the rocks to the railroad right of way and Justesen was crushed in the cab. Arthur Justesen, an elder brother of Ed, drove through Moro Wednesday for the scene of the accident, but no word has been received from him as to the date of the funeral or the place. There were four boys in the Justesen family, Arthur, the eldest who is farming the home place east of Kent, Theodore, who is in California, and the youngest, Roy, who is also driving gasoline trucks for the Asbury company. The parents live on their ranch near Kent.
August 21, 1931
- Funeral of Edgar Justesen Held in Moro Sunday. The funeral of Edgar Justesen, who was killed in a truck wreck near Hood River, was held in the Presbyterian church last Sunday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. W.B. Knox, of the Methodist church in The Dalles preaching the sermon. The deceased was born in Nebraska and came to Oregon when a young boy when his parents decided to move west. After a few years in the Willamette valley they moved to Sherman county and settled near Kent where the family home has been since that time. After finishing school in Kent Edgar went to California and had been working for the Asbury company for several years in that state before coming to Portland this spring. It was while driving a truck for that company that he met his death in an accident. Pallbearers were old friends of Kent; I.E. Wilson, J.L. Davis, C.B. Andrews, C.B. Gregg, Amandus von Borstel and Frank Haynes. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Moro. Surviving members of the family are: four brothers; Arthur who farms the home ranch east of Kent; Theodore, a garage owner of Portland; Harry of Milton; and Roy, also a driver for the Asbury company located in Portland. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Justesen still living on the farm near Kent, Mrs. Soren Hansen of Moro, an aunt, and Ove and Elmer Hansen and Mrs. R.P. Brisbane of Moro and George Hansen of Vancouver, Wn., and Dr. Viggo Haufelt, a cousin of Portland.
- Elwood Thompson died at the family home in Oregon City last Wednesday night of asthma. She was a former pioneer resident of Sherman county, but has been living in Oregon City for several years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, John and William and a daughter to mourn her loss. She was a sister of Neil McDonald. [Mary]
August 28, 1931
September 4, 1931
- Dayton Henrichs Fatally Injured. Truck Accident Results in Death of Sherman County Farmer. Passing Truck Hits Hubcap. Henrichs Thrown From Truck Onto Rock Ledge. Fatally injured in a truck accident west of The Dalles, Dayton Henrichs lay in a hospital from Tuesday morning until Wednesday night about nine o’clock when he passed away from the injuries received. Dayton had started for Mosier early that morning with a few sacks of wheat to trade for a truck load of wood. About a quarter of a mile east of the first service station west of The Dalles golf links another truck belonging to Rudolph Solnicka, of Roseberg, passed him driving so close that the back wheel caught the hub cap of the Henrichs truck with enough force to turn the vehicle down the steep bank. Dayton was able to hold his truck on the highway for a few feet but soon he plunged down the embankment into a solid bank of rock. He was thrown out as the truck turned over and received internal injuries and serious bruises that caused his death thirty hours later. A tourist driving behind the two trucks saw the wreck and stopped to pick up the injured man before driving on to Rowena where he stopped Solnicka and told him of the accident. Solnicka drove on to Hood River where he was arrested as he was making his report of the accident to the sheriff of that county. Other drivers carried Dayton to the roadway from where he was taken to the hospital. Doctors held out little hope for his recovery from the first as he was badly crushed across the chest and his lungs were punctured by broken ribs. Solnicka and wife who was with him were held by police officers until they had made a complete report of the accident and they were released Wednesday to return to their home in Roseberg. They will return to answer the charge of failing to stop after an accident. Dayton Henrichs was born June 9th, 1890, near Wasco, the son of William Henrichs and Henrietta Medler Henrichs. After a boy hood spent in this county during which time he was active in school affairs, being one of the stellar performers in the first Field Meets held here, he attended a business college in Portland for some time. He started farming east of Moro about eighteen years ago and was married September 23rd, 1914, to Miss Frances Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Thompson, at Moro. Later he bought the farm where he was living at the time of his death. In the death of Dayton Henrichs the county has lost one of its most consertive of the younger farmers. He was making his way at farming at a time when conditions were bad and it required hard work and intelligent management to succeed. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the American Legion Hall in Moro under the direction of Zell’s Funeral Home of The Dalles. Reverend Hutchinson, of The Dalles will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Melvin Schadewitz, Harry Pinkerton, Ross Ornduff, Elwood Ginn, Walter Ruggles, Frank Fortner and Harry Van Gilder. Honorary pall bearers will be W.F. Jackson, Robert Belshee, Charles Bullard, Charles Adlard, Fred Krusow, Ed. McKee, Wm. Powell. The Harlandview quartette composed of Mrs. Wilford Belshee, Mrs. L.H. Nahouse, Tom Fraser and Homer Belshee will sing and Tom Fraser will sing a solo. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Frances E. Henrichs, three children, Maxine, Lloyd and Vera Jean, two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hansen, and Mrs. Gertrude Brown, one brother, Raymond and his father, William Henrichs, beside a host of friends. [Walter] [A second article appeared in this same paper about a second separate auto accident involving Dayton’s younger brother Raymond in which no one was seriously injured.]
- Frank Sloper died in the hospital at Pendleton on August 31. He was committed from Sherman county in 1916.
- D.D. Nelson, a sister of James and John Stewart of Moro, died at her home near The Dalles Monday morning and the Stewart brothers left immediately for her home. She has been ill several months with an incurable cancer.
September 11, 1931
- Dayton Henrichs Funeral Large One. The funeral of Dayton Henrichs last Friday was attended by a crowd of friends that taxed the capacity of the Legion Hall. The sermon was given by Rev. R.A. Hutchinson, of The Dalles, who, from the large number of person present to pay their last respects to the departed, drew the conclusion that the deceased had lived in accordance with the wishes of God. Certainly Dayton Henrichs had lived so as to merit the respect of his fellow citizens. Mrs. Wilford Belshee, Mrs. L.H. Nahouse, Homer Belshee and Tom Fraser sand accompanied by L. H. Nahouse and Tom Fraser sang a solo. Pallbearers were Harry Pinerton, Elwood Ginn, Ross Ornduff, Walter Ruggles, Allen Murray and Melvin Schadewitz and honorary pall bearers were W.F. Jackson, Robert Belshee, Charles Bullard, Charles Adlard, Fred Krusow, Ed. McKee, and Wm. Powell. The Masonic lodge of Moro, of which the deceased had been a member for eighteen years, had charge of the ceremonies at the graveside and the Moro troop of Boy Scouts saluted their assistant leader’s grave with the impressive notes of taps, the last farewell to a soldier or a scout.
September 18, 1931
- John Simpson Dies At Portland Home. Another of the old pioneers of Sherman county passed into the beyond last Saturday when John Simpson died at his home in Portland of paralysis. He was born in Ohio, June 23rd, 1859, and came to Sherman county direct from there in 1881 and settled on the place he owned for so long west of Wasco. It is now farmed by Wm. Burres. In 1884 he was married to Lenora Ritchey who he had known in Ohio before coming west to make his way in the new land. Two children were born to them. Simpson died several years ago and Mr. Simpson married again, his second wife surviving him.
September 25, 1931
October 2, 1931
October 9, 1931
October 16, 1931
- Miss Ruth McClelland Buried In Wasco Sunday. Miss Ruth McClelland, sister of Mrs. J.C. McKean, died at the McKean home last Friday morning from an illness that has kept her bedfast for several months. She was born in Centerville, Washington, June 2nd, 1897, but moved to Wasco with her family when a small girl. Her father, who was proprietor of the meat market in Wasco, died in 1911 and Ruth and her mother moved to Moro to make their home with the elder sister, Mrs. McKean where she has remained since that time. She finished school in Moro and for some time worked in the telephone office. For several years she has been too ill to work. The funeral was held Sunday October 11th at the Presbyterian church with the Reverend R.A. Hutchinson, of The Dalles, officiating. Pallbearers were Darold Belshe, Seral Searcy, Truman Strong, Ben Hockman, Carrol Sayrs, and Robert Hoskinson. Interment was at Wasco. Mrs. J.C. McKean is the only member of the immediate family of the deceased that remains although an aunt is still living at Oswego. Miss McClelland had many friends who were attracted to her by her pleasant manner and uncomplaining attitude, for even during her illness she was pleasant to the end.
- Kenneth McKean was home Sunday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Miss Ruth McClellan. He drove up from his school at Eugene.
October 23, 1931
October 30, 1931
November 6, 1931
November 13, 1931
- Anna Buker Dies at Daughter’s Home. Mrs. Anna Buker, of the pioneers of this part of the Columbia valley passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.C. Vintin, last Friday. She was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1852 and came to Oregon when a young girl. She was a pioneer of the well known family of Benjamin who were early residents of The Dalles. Her grandfather, Richard M. Benjamin was one of the owners of the townsite of Spokane when that town was a village. In 1866 she was married to John Buker, in The Dalles, and after living in Heppner, and Grant county, moved to Grass Valley about 30 years ago. Mr. Buker was a well known grocery man of that city for twenty years until his death in 1921. Deceased leaves nine children, 25 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren to mourn her. Her children, all of whom are living are: Mrs. Dollie Hart, Newport, Wash., Mrs. Maud Campbell, Perrydale, Oregon, John R. Buker, Salt Lake City, Harry E. Buker, Mitchell, Oregon, Mrs. Grace Bourhill, Portland, Mrs. Stella Ottman, Portland, [Mrs.] Echo Vintin, Moro, Bert Buker and Paul Buker of Paulina, Oregon. The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Moro Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment was made in The Dalles cemetery beside her husband.
November 20, 1931
November 27, 1931
December 4, 1931
- and Mrs. Ryland Scott attended Miss Laura Scott‘s funeral in Portland Saturday. Mrs. Scott was an aunt of Mr. Scott. They returned Mr. home Monday. Mrs. Scott visited her aunt Mrs. C.D. Latourette in Salem who has been quite ill.
December 11, 1931
December 18, 1931
- H. Dingle Dies By Own Hand. Former County Employee Ends Life Over Family Troubles. Funeral Held Last Tuesday. One Daughter and Wife Survive Scion of Pioneer Family. William H. Dingle, a life time resident of Wasco, committed suicide last Saturday morning about ten o’clock at his home in that city. According to the evidence brought before the coroner’s jury he had often threatened to commit this act and following a quarrel with his wife Saturday morning he grabbed his rifle in his bedroom. His wife and step children tried, unsuccessfully, to take it from him or dissuade him from taking his life. Mrs. Dingle then remarked that if he was going to do it anyway she would not stay in the house and left. As she was crossing the yard she heard the shot and sent one of the children back to see what had happened. Mr. Dingle was lying in the front room of the house with a hole through his head, dead. Coroner, George H. Wilcox, was called from the budget meeting in Moro along with Sheriff Hugh Chrisman. A coroner’s jury was impaneled and an inquest held. It appeared from the position of the body and the evidence procured at the inquest that the deceased had placed the 32 rifle in his mouth while standing. The bullet had passed completely through his head and lodged in the upper part of the door. The coroner’s jury was composed of the following residents of Wasco: J.P. Yates, E. McPherson, R.H. McKean, W.E. Dutton, J.M. Woods, and G.T. Andrews. They decided that it was a plain case of suicide and so voted. W.H. Dingle was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dingle and had lived nearly all his forty two years in Wasco and vicinity. His first wife was Alice Barnett by who he had one child, Marjorie, formerly Mrs. Ray Williams but now remarried and living in Camas, Wn. His second wife survives him. She has two small children who were __ at the time of the tragedy. Zell’s funeral home, of The Dalles, was called to take charge of the body.
December 25, 1931
- Alexander McLeod Laid To Rest Tuesday. The funeral of Alexander McLeod, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. McLeod, was held in Grass Valley Tuesday afternoon from the civic Auditorium with Zell’s Funeral Home in charge. He was born near Grass Valley, December 26, 1921, and has lived here all his short life attending school in the Rutledge district until the family moved from there a few weeks ago. While moving to another farm east of Moro, he caught a cold that could not be shaken off in the usual manner and attention in the hospital was of no avail. He died Sunday morning in The Dalles. S.L. Boyce preached the sermon to the crowd of neighbors who gathered to mourn with the suffering family and six former playmates carrying the casket to it last resting place. The pallbearers were: Avery and Forrest Russell, Clinton and Wallace Noyse, Gene Reynolds and Frank Payne. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Jack Morrisey [Morrissey] Buried In The Dalles Monday. Jack Morrisey, one of Sherman county’s sons who had left his boyhood home for other fields, died in Seattle early Friday morning, from pneumonia. Jack was 32. Born in Sherman county, a few miles east of Grass Valley on what is still known as the Morrissey place, he moved to that town when still a child after the death of his father. When of school age his mother took her children to The Dalles where they could be nearer a school of their choice. After the war Jack and his mother and sister came back to Sherman county to farm the home place. While there he married Miss Margaret Martin who was teaching school in Grass Valley at the time. After leaving the ranch he became manager of the Union Oil station there until he resigned to move to Moro. For the last three years he had been employed by the Texaco Oil company in Seattle. He is survived by his widow, Margaret, one son, Pat, his mother and sister, Mrs. Ben Hockman, of The Dalles. Funeral services and interment was in The Dalles Monday.
- Mrs. J.O. Thompson Dies Wednesday. Mrs. J.O. Thompson, of Tygh Valley, died at hospital in The Dalles Wednesday night Dec. 23. She was operated on two days before but her life could not be saved. Lizzie McDonald was born in Stormont county, Ontario, Can. and came to Oregon with her parents in 1882. A few years later she was married to J.O. Thompson and they have lived in Sherman and Wasco counties since that time. Two children survive Mrs. Thompson, Pearl, who was with her mother when she died and Percy, residing in Moro. Neal [Neil] McDonald is a brother Funeral rites will be held in Wasco Saturday Dec. 26th under the supervision of Zell’s.
January 1, 1932
- George McDonald, of Hardman, is here for a few days having been called to the county on account of the funeral of his sister, Mrs. J.O. Thompson.
January 8, 1932
- H.H. Byers Laid To Rest Last Saturday. The oldest man in the county was laid to his last rest Saturday afternoon when the funeral of H.H. Byers, of Moro, was held. Henry Harrison Byers was born in Florid, Putman county, Illinois on Oct. 10th, 1838 and died at Moro December 30th, 1931 at the age of 93 years 2 months and 20 days. As a youth he lived in the then pioneer states of Iowa and Illinois and when 24 years old was married to Mary R. McCord in Cedar Creek, Lasalle county, Illinois. To this union was born four children of which only one, R.C. Byers of Moro, survives the parents. Mr. Byers came to Oregon with his son in 1891 and has resided here with him since that time. In 1911 they came to Moro and in the last years the elderly gentleman lived on the place between Moro and DeMoss. Besides his son, the deceased is survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery near Moro on January 2nd, 1932.
January 15, 1932
January 22, 1932
January 29, 1932
February 5, 1932
- The following people of Sherman county attended the funeral of the late J. M. Hoag at Blalock last Friday afternoon, which was conducted by the K.P. lodge of Wasco: R.O. Scott, Johnny Robinson, Pat Cameron, Dean Barnet, R.H. McKean, Hugh Christman, Tom Stricker, Hugh Hearing, Herman Bracket, Bruce Millard, T.L. Fields, and F.M. Crews.
February 12, 1932
February 19, 1932
- Sovereign Holmes Buried in Redmond. Arnold Sovereign Holmes who died at his home in Deschutes county Feb. 9th, was born Nov. 1st in Nova Scotia. He came to Oregon in 1891 where he worked for the late Joseph Sherar, S.B. Holmes and Bud Cram and other prominent stockmen before going into business for himself. At one time he owned and operated a blacksmith shop at Mitchell when he lost his shop and all his belongings in the flood on July 4th, 1904. He married Ida Priday who with their daughter, Dorothy and son, Priday, are left to mourn his passing. In 1910 they moved to the Long Hollow stock ranch near Sisters which he later bought and was operating at the time of his death. His death was caused from accidental poisoning while mixing strychinine with alfalfa leaves to be used in poisoning rabbits. His honest and fair dealings in affairs both public and private have made a name for him that will be remembered throughout central Oregon for years to come. Besides his immediate family he leaves four brothers, S.B. Holmes, of Grass Valley, Harvey, of Nova Scotia, Dr. T.B. and Weymouth, of Oakland, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Alex Cock, of Nova Scotia. Relatives from all over Oregon and California and many friends attended his funeral at Redmond last Friday which was conducted by the Masons. He was a member of the IOOF, Mason, Shrine and the Baptist church.
February 26, 1932
- Emma Kirtley Dies in Pendleton. Mrs. Emma Peetz Kirtley, since pioneer days a resident of Sherman county died early Tuesday morning at Pendleton. She was born near Seattle, Washington, on July 30th, 1883 and came to Sherman county when her parents moved into the then new farming country of this section in the spring of 1886. The family homestead is only a few miles ___ of Moro and it was there the deceased grew to womanhood, attending the Erskineville school and later the Moro school. For several years Mrs. Kirtley, then Emma Peetz, worked for the Drs. Goffin who owned the drug store and operated the telephone exchange for the city. In this capacity she became acquainted with nearly everyone in the county. On October 9th, 1918, she was married to Al Kirtley and for twelve years lived on Sherman county farms. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Kirtley left this county for Hood River and their home has been either there or in The Dalles since. Her husband, Al, survives her as do three brothers, L.L. Peetz, of Moro; H. F. Peetz, of Madras; and B.F. Peetz, of Pendleton; and one sister, Mrs. Edgar Messinger, of Wapato, Washington. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church at Moro, under the direction of Zell’s, the Rev. R.A. Hutchinson, of The Dalles, gave the sermon and special music was furnished by the Harlandview quartette. Pall bearers were O.L. Belshe, George Hennagin, Will Powell, Max Bull, Arthur Johnson and Harry Kunsman. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
March 4, 1932
- Louis Schadwitz Dies Of Pneumonia Friday. Louis Schadwitz, a pioneer of Sherman county since 1884, died at his home five miles southwest of Kent Thursday night from an attack of pneumonia. He was born April 12th, 1863 near Liberty, California, a son of Carl and Maria Schadewitz who were natives of Germany. During his residence in Sherman county Louis Schadewitz had been interested in farming and sheep raising and at one time ran a market in Kent. The Schadewitz place where he lived for practically all of his life here is west of Kent. February 13th, 1895 he was married to Miss Mary A. Parks and to them have been born four children who with Mrs. Schadewitz survive him. They are Oliver E. of Maupin, Mrs. Marie Hendricks, of Vancouver, Washington; Mrs. Shelton Fritts, of Grass Valley; and Virgil, who lives at home. The funeral was held in Kent Saturday afternoon under the direction of Crandell’s. The Rev. S.L. Boice, of Grass Valley, preached the sermon and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery near Kent.
- Kent News. and Mrs. Jack Hendricks of Vancouver, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schadewitz and family of Maupin, and Wmma Schadewitz of Moro, were called to Kent the latter part of last week on account of the death of Louis Schadewitz.
- Sarah Miller Buried at Wasco. Mrs. Sarah Miller who died Monday in The Dalles was buried in Wasco cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Miller crossed the plains when six years old coming from Iowa to Oregon City where she made her home until married to Miller then a river boat captain. A few years after they married they established a ferry near the mouth of the Deschutes and that has been the family home since that time although the declining years of the deceased were spent in The Dalles. Miller’s bridge, which was built by Mr. Miller, and Miller’s station were named for this pioneer family.
March 11, 1932
- Grass Valley. Mat Simon left Tuesday afternoon for Lyle, and Camas, Wash., on receipt of information that his uncle has been killed by a train at the latter place. Hoffman has spent several months here in years past and is well known to many residents of town. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.
March 18, 1932
- Leland Adams Buried Last Wednesday. The funeral of Leland Adams, 12, was held in Kent Wednesday. He was killed last Sunday afternoon at the Mosier tunnel while on a hike with other boys and an assistant scout leader. He was preparing for his second class scout examination. As he leaned out of one of the holes in the tunnel to throw a rock in the water a ton of rock fell and his neck was broken by a part of the slide. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Adams who have been residents of Sherman county for many years until they moved to Hood River a few years ago.
March 25, 1932
- William Henrichs Called By Death. Heart Attack Fatal To Ex-Judge of Sherman County. Funeral Held On Tuesday. Native of Germany Wins Honor Here As County Official. Ex-Judge William H. Henrichs, retired farmer and county officer, died at his home in Moro last Saturday evening at 7:10 from a heart attack that had kept him in bed for several days. Earlier in the week while he was doing some work about his place he felt ill and called Dr. Poley. He was thought to be recovering slowly until Saturday when, as Mrs. Henrichs was absent to call the doctor again, he died while his daughter was giving him medicine. Mr. Henrichs was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and came to Davenport, Iowa when two years old. When grown to manhood he moved to California and later to Oregon and Sherman county where he took up land in the rush of 1883. For seven years he farmed near Wasco until he was elected assessor of the county in the first election held after the county was formed. In 1896 he was elected as county clerk and held that office for two terms serving until 1900. In1908 he was elected county judge and served one term in that capacity. Several times the deceased has served his county as surveyor of roads as he had a good practical knowledge and liking for any work of a mathematical or mechanical nature. In 1887 Mr. Henrichs was married to Henrietta Medler who died in 1902. To them was born six children, three of who survive. They are Mrs. Gertrude Brown, of Hillsboro, Mrs. Wilma Hansen of Wasco, and Raymond of Camp Sherman. In 1905 the deceased married Mrs. Jessie Lacrosse who survives him. The funeral was held in Moro Legion Hall Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of Zell’s. R.A. Hutchinson gave the sermon and music was by the Harmony quartette composed of Mrs. Wilford Belshe, Mrs. L.H. Nahouse, Tom Fraser and Homer Belshee with L.H. Nahouse at the piano. Active pall-bearers were J.F. Foss, Judge Krusow, Judge McKee, R.J. Ginn, C.V. Belknap and L.L. Peetz. Honorary pall-bearers were T.W. Alley, N.W. Thompson, L. Barnum, John Gavin, A.B. Potter, Harry Kunsman, O.A. Ramsey, M.R. Schadewitz, J.P. Yates, O.L. Belshe, George Hennagin and Rob’t. Hoskinson. The Masonic lodge conducted services at the grave and attended in a body.
- Charles Williams Laid To Rest Sunday. Charles Williams, son of W.H. Williams, pioneer hotel man of Moro, died in The Dalles Friday and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery near Moro Sunday afternoon. Mr. Williams spent his early years in Sherman county helping in the operation of the hotel until it was sold, and later farmed. At one time he lived on the McIntosh place in Rosebush canyon when that place was a well known hay and stock ranch. Of late years he has lived in The Dalles. He is survived by his wife, formerly Nellie Miller, sister of J.J. Miller, of Millers, and two daughters.
- Sherman Countians in Portland Attend Funeral. Many of the retired residents of Sherman county now living in Portland attended the funeral of Ed. Rollins, one of the first settlers in this county was the son of C.R. Rollins, often called the father of Grass Valley. He was 69 years old June 18, 1931. C.W. Moore and wife, Laura Moore, America Moore, Mary McDaniel, Harry Moore, Sadie Williams, Charles Rollins and family, Joe Rutledge, Roy Vintin, Mary Southwick, L.R. French and wife, Mrs. W.I. Westerfield and Dr. M.B. Taylor of the Sherman county Portlanders were at the funeral. George Vintin, a brother in law, of Moro, attended.
- E.J. Powell Buried In Moro Last Sunday. The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Jane Powell, whose death occurred Friday, March 18, 1932, was held in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Luther of The Dalles officiating. Mrs. Powell was born in Missouri on November 5th, 1847. Crossed the plains by ox team with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Barr in 1853. They settled on a donation land claim near Sweet Home in Linn County. She was married to Joab Marion Powell September 18, 1862, who died February 11, 1903. To this union nine children were born, five of whom are living. She was a member of the Baptist church since early girlhood, and was a member of the Eastern Star. They moved to Sherman county in March 1885. Mrs. Powell leaves to mourn her loss three sons: William S., Chas. L., and Roy Powell; and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Moore of Moro, and Mrs. Mary O. Southwick of Portland, Oregon. Also two brothers, Syrus V. and John F. Barr; and two sisters, Mrs. Cathern Hamilton and Mrs. Ollie Rice of Linn county.Seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Honorary pall bearers were L.L. Peetz, O.L. Belshe, J.H. Landry, M.A. Bull, A.H. Barnum. Active pall bearers were Mrs. Powell’s grandsons: Loy Cochran, Loran Cochran, Marion Powell, Collis Moore, Roscoe Moore, Wendel Balsiger.
- Arnold Buhmann and wife, who was a sister of Wm. Henrichs, were here from Hermiston to attend the funeral of the late judge.
- John Henrichs and family of Clarkston, Wash., were here, coming for the funeral of Mr. Henrich’s brother, Henrichs.
- Raymond Henrichs and wife arrived Friday evening from their home in Camp Sherman just a few minutes too late to see his father alive.
April 1, 1932
- Funeral of George Hansen Held in Portland. The funeral of George Hansen, who died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Portland, Sunday night, was held in that city Wednesday morning at ten o’clock and interment was made in the Moro cemetery at four o’clock that afternoon. He had been a resident of Sherman county practically all of his life having moved here with his parents when a child. It was from Sherman county that he went to the army in 1917. He was the first man called to the colors drawing the number 256. Legionaires assisted in the services at the cemetery and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang “Nearer My God to Thee.” N. Sherman Hawk, of the Methodist church read the prayer.
April 8, 1932
April 15, 1932
- Thomas Thompson, who died at Pendleton last week, was a brother-in-law of R.J. Ginn having married one of Mr. Ginn’s sisters.
April 22, 1932
- Pioneer of 1882 Dies Home in Wasco. Emsley Siscel, resident of Wasco and vicinity for fifty years, passed away at his home here Tuesday evening at 6:30, April 19, at the age of 82 years. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Siscel was born in Indiana, May 14, 1850. He married Pernila Barnett December 5, 1875, moving to Sherman county in 1882. He is survived by his widow, Pernila Siscel and four children. Charles Siscel of Wasco, Perry Siscel, of Redmond, Mrs. Floye Coleman of The Dalles, and Mrs. Della Eaton, of Alhambra, California. Mr. Siscel was an active man who retained his physical vigor to a late age having ceased to operate his farm only four years ago. With his wife he has lived in the same house in Wasco for the past thirty six years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Wasco under the direction of Zells.
April 29, 1932
- Wallace Jones Buried At Wasco Tuesday. The funeral of Wallace Jones, well known business man of Rufus was held in that town Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock and interment in the Wasco cemetery followed. Services were conducted by Rev. N. Sherman Hawk and were under the direction of Zell’s. Mr. Jones had been a resident of Sherman county for many years having been interested in the Hulery store in his home town. Last fall he suffered a nervous breakdown that took him to the hospital and while he has been home some of the time since he gradually grew weaker until his death Sunday in Pendleton. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Jones, two daughters, Ina and Ada, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hays of Los Angeles, Mrs. Grace Melvin, of Alamo, Ind., and Mrs. Ada Dunn, of Spencer, Wis. [Wallace N.]
May 6, 1932
- James Dennis Dies In Grass Valley. James Dennis, retired, a well known inhabitant of Grass Valley died at his home there Saturday night at the age of 76 years. For several months he has been failing rapidly and for the past two or three weeks has been confined to his bed. He was born in Stockton, California January 27th, 1859. His parents were early settlers in California, his father having come to that state in 1847 from Connecticut. His mother died when he was four years old and after spending two years at a private school James struck out for himself and worked on farms around Stockton until he came to Oregon in 1882. He worked for J.H. Shearer [Sherar] for a year, entered the stock business but after a year returned to the Shearer ranch where he remained for fifteen years being engaged in that time in building some of the Shearer buildings, repairing the old Shearer grade and handling stock for his employer. In 1901 he bought a little place at the edge of Grass Valley that has been his home ever since and in February of that year he married Miss Margaret Scott, who had come from New Brunswick to visit her sisters, Mrs. Fred Krusow and Mrs. George Schwartz. The funeral was held Tuesday May 3rd from the Methodist church in Grass Valley with the Rev. S.L. Boyce in charge.
- Alvira McFarland Laid To Rest Friday. Mrs. Alvira McFarland, a former resident of Sherman county and well known to many of the pioneer settlers, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.L. French in Grants Pass last Thursday morning at the age of 85 years, nine months. Mrs. McFarland lived in Sherman county from the early nineties until 1911, rearing her own family and that of L.R. French after the death of her daughter, his wife. She is survived by one brother, Oliver Huff, of Oakland, six children, H.E. Maricle, and A. Wayne McFarland, of Alberta, Can., Mrs. Ida Hunting, Silver Creek, Wash., A.E. McFarland, Umatilla, V.L. McFarland, Miama, Florida and Mrs. A. L. French, Grants Pass; 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
- R.E. Sutherland Passes Away In Portland. Mrs. Carry A. Sutherland, a former resident of Sherman county, and mother of Mrs. Earl Olds, of Grass Valley, died at her home in Portland last Monday. With her husband and family she came from Maine and lived on a farm north of Klondike and east of Wasco for several years before moving to Hillsboro about 15 years ago. She is survived by her husband, R.E. Sutherland, a daughter, Mrs. Irma Olds, and two sons, Edison, of Longview and R.E. Jr. of Portland and three brothers and a sister who still remain in Maine. The funeral was held Wednesday in Portland with interment in the Hillsboro cemetery.
- Kent News. Friends of Mrs. Elmer Swett were grieved to hear of her death Sunday morning. [Minnie Hogue]
May 13, 1932
- Items That Were News When Sherman County Was Young. From the Observer May 11, 1893. Rufus A. Moore died Sunday, May 7 and was buried in Moro.
- Items That Were News When Sherman County Was Young. From the Observer May 15, 1903. Judge E. French, one of the pioneers of this county, died at his home in Grass Valley on the 8th. [Ransom E.]
- Kent News. Among those from Kent who attended the funeral of Mrs. Minnie Swett in The Dalles were: and Mrs. J.H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Amick, Luther Davis, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wilson, Mrs. MacInnes, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mitchell, Pauline Davis, Della Helyer, Marguerite Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gregg, and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson.
- Card of Thanks. The family of the late Minnie Hogue Swett wishes to express thanks and appreciation for the sincere kindness, floral offerings, and helpfulness given by their many friends. Our loss is very great. These noble acts have helped to comfort us in our bereavement. J. Swett, Mrs. B.A. Hogue and family.
- Kent News. The friends of Mrs. Will Wattles will be sorry to hear of her death in North Adams, Michigan, March 27, 1932. Wattles lived in our midst about 8 years and was loved by all who knew her.
May 20, 1932
- A. Hoskinson Dies In Salem Tuesday. Word was brought here Thursday morning of the death of “Uncle Gene” E.A. Hoskinson a well known resident of Kent country for the past thirty years. He had been in the Willamette Valley for over a month having gone there for medical treatment. He became dangerously ill at the home of his son. Guy, near Salem and passed away at a hospital in Salem Tuesday night, May 17th. He came from the east when a young man to settle in Umatilla county where he married Miss Emma Hampton and where their son, Guy, was born. About 1900 they moved to the homestead east of Kent that has been the family home since. “Uncle Gene” as Mr. Hoskinson was familiarly and lovingly called, endeared himself to his neighbors by kindly, tolerant philosophy and his unfailing good humor and ready wit. His passing will be a personal loss to everyone of his acquaintances. The funeral will be held Friday, May 20th at the American Legion hall in Moro with interment in the Moro cemetery. [Eugene A.]
- Kent News. Gene Hoskinson is reported as being ill with the flu at the home of his son, Guy Hoskinson of Salem.
May 27, 1932
- Jennie Van Gilder Dies of Heart Failure. Mrs. Jennie Van Gilder, 68, a pioneer of the Wasco neighborhood died suddenly at her home in Wasco Wednesday night shortly after ten o’clock from heart failure. Mrs. Van Gilder was born in Mt. Morris, New York, February 15th, 1864, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Porter. Her father was a naval officer and the family was one of the distinguished families of early American history. On March 26th, 1884, she was married to Milon Van Gilder at Nunda, New York and in a few years the couple came to Sherman county where they have made their home since, living for the major part of the time on a farm a few miles west of Wasco. Mrs. Van Gilder is survived by four sons, Darwin, Vernon, Bryan and Harry all residents of Sherman county and one daughter, Mrs. Inez Sargent also of Wasco. Three sisters, Mrs. Inez Nash, of Kelso, Wash., Mrs. Athelia Knox, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Julia Clarke of Silver Springs, New York, also survive. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the M.E. church in Wasco with Rev. N. Sherman Hawk officiating. The Eastern Star lodge of Wasco will be in charge of the ceremonies.
- Kent News. Friends and relatives of Mrs. Ella Taylor are shocked and grieved to hear of her death at her home in Spanish Fork, Utah, last Friday, May 20th.
June 3, 1932
- James O. Garrett Buried At Halsey. James O. Garrett, for many years a resident of Grass Valley, died suddenly last Monday at Halsey where he had gone to live this spring. He had suffered for years with heart trouble and cancer. He was born near Peoria, Linn county, October 11th, 1865, and has been a resident of Oregon all his life. His parents were some of the very earliest settlers in the Oregon country. Garrett was married on June 12, 1890 to Mary A. Stillwell. Surviving him are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. William Vawter, of Medford, and Mrs. A.C. James of Portland, four brothers, Tom and W.E. of Grass Valley, Charles and Glenn, of Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. Joe Buchanan of LaGrande and Mrs. Charles Frazier and Mrs. Jack Schoate, of Burns. Funeral services were held in Halsey Wednesday morning and the deceased was buried in the family plot there with his pioneer ancestors.
- Jesse Martin Laid To Rest In Rose Cemetery. Jesse Martin, a well known farmer of Grass Valley, passed away at The Dalles hospital Sunday evening after an illness that had kept him confined there for over a month. Deceased was born in Atchinson county, Kansas, March 16th, 1869, and came to Oregon with his parents when a child. He lived for a time near Lafayette, Oregon, where he received his schooling. It was while living in the Willamette valley that he was married to Jennie Jones in 1903. In 1910 he moved with his family to Sherman county where he has since lived. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Page, of Portland, three sons, Kenneth, Donald and Bernard, all of Grass Valley, four brothers, Robert, Lee and George, all of the Willamette valley and Lon, of Idaho, and two sisters, Mrs. Mina Vale and Mrs. John Hubbard. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church in Grass Valley under the direction of Zell’s. The Rev. N. Sherman Hawk gave the sermon. Pall bearers were Luther Davis, R. Abell, J.W. Blagg, G.C. Young, L.V. Walton and George Vintin, all members of the Masonic order of which Mr. Martin was a member.
- Grass Valley. Word was brought here this week that Bob Dugger had died of cancer of the stomach at Fresno, Cal. last week and had been buried there. Bob sold out at Ontario several months ago and moved to California.
June 10, 1932
- Kent News. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Wilson were grieved to hear of the death of their infant son last Sunday. [James Errett]
June 17, 1932
- Kent News. Burial services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Wilson of Pullman, Washington, was held last Thursday morning at the Kent cemetery.
June 24, 1932
- The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Balfour Bourhill was buried at The Dalles Wednesday.
- Grass Valley. Word has been received here that Claud Belts, for many years a brakeman on this branch of the O.W. died in Portland Sunday.
July 1, 1932
July 8, 1932
July 15, 1932
- Mary Richelderfer Dies At Wasco Home. Grandma Richelderfer, mother of the family of that name, and one of the original settlers of Sherman county died at the home of her son Asa near Wasco last Friday July 9. Mrs. Richelderfer was born July 19, 1847 in Pennsylvania, being the daughter of James and Annie (Breish) Evans. She was married April 29, 1870 in New York city to Henry Richelderfer who preceded her in death having passed away in April 1926. In 1880 they came to Sherman county and settled on the land below Wasco that has since become so well known as the Richelderfer place. Mrs. Richelderfer has lived there for the past fifty two years. The deceased is survived by five children, Asa D. and Earl H. who operate the ancestral farm, Harry N., manager of a Wasco store, Mrs. W.R. Fordyce, of Husum, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Dutton, of Fossil. One brother, James Evans is still living in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Wasco, of which Mrs. Richelderfer was a life long member. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Frank Spaulding, of Hood River, an early day minister of Sherman county for whom Spaulding chapel was named. Zell’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
July 22, 1932
- Orville Smith Killed On Okanogan Ranch. Orville Smith, son of a pioneer Sherman county family, was killed on his ranch in the Okanogan country in northern Washington last Thursday. The team with which he was hauling hay ran away throwing him off the wagon and breaking his back. Relatives from this county including three brothers, Clyde and Arthur of Grass Valley and Lloyd of Kingsley attended the funeral there last Sunday.
- Los Angeles Suicide Former Moro Man. The M. Shutt who was in the news last week when he shot and killed his blind son and then himself was at one time a resident of Sherman county living at Moro. He was editor of The Moro Observer in 1892. Later he moved to Antelope and to Heppner where he was elected sheriff. Lack of money and the care of the son were presumed to be the causes of his final act. He was living in Los Angeles.
July 29, 1932
- C. L. Whealdon, Former Moro Attorney, Dies. Clarence L. Whealdon, attorney of Portland, committed suicide last Saturday by jumping off a railroad bridge at Oswego. Mr. Whealdon was a brother of Mrs. Elva Bryant and practiced law in Sherman county for a few years after his graduation from the University of Michigan law school. He had an office at Grass Valley at one time and was with W.C. Bryant here for a few years before moving to Portland. A nervous breakdown several weeks ago was the cause of his act. Services were held at the Portland crematorium.
August 5, 1932
- R. J. Ginn received word Tuesday of the death of his nephew, E.G. Elliot, at Walla Walla. Mr. Elliot was born in Sherman county. The cause of his death was blood poisoning from a cut hand gotten while removing a sickle from a combine harvester.
August 12, 1932
August 19, 1932
- Mrs. Peter Peters To Be Buried Sunday Afternoon. Mrs. Irene Peters, wife of Peter Peters, of Grass Valley, passed away at the Mid-Columbia hospital Wednesday morning from the effects of an operation earlier in the week. Mrs. Peters became ill Friday and was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon where she was immediately operated upon. It was thought that she was recovering but later developments caused her death. She came to this country early in 1919 and was married to Mr. Peters in June of that year. Since that time she has lived on the Peters farm south of Grass Valley. Her mother, Mrs. Loulla Leesley, who was living with the deceased, one brother, E.S. Leesley, of Eddyville, Neb., a sister, Mrs. Floyd Porter, of Omaha, Neb., and a son Karl Ingalls survive her beside her widower. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church in Grass Valley under the direction of Zell’s funeral home. The Rev. S.L. Boyce will officiate.
- Delbert Carlisle, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John DeMoss died in Eugene August 6th from the effects of a bee sting. He was born in Wasco May 22nd, 1922, but has lived in Eugene the past four years. The funeral was held the 9th in Eugene. Besides his parents is survived by three brothers.
August 26, 1932
September 2, 1932
September 9, 1932
September 16, 1932
September 23, 1932
- Old Time News of Sherman County From Newspaper Files. From the Observer September 28, 1893. C.C. Masicker [Masiker], of Biggs, sends us the following item: On the 20th Samuel Price, of Biggs, discovered a skeleton a short distance from his hotel. The winds had lately blown the sand away from the skeleton and left it exposed. It is supposed to be the remains of a white woman buried there by emigrants many years ago. It is related at Biggs that a few years ago a man who lived in Portland was here looking for his wife’s grave.
September 30, 1932
October 7, 1932
October 14, 1932
October 21, 1932
- Connie Allen Buried In Goldendale Sunday. Connie Allen, twenty one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Allen was fatally injured last week while on a hunting trip with friends in the Klickitat hills not far from Goldendale. The horse the young man was riding fell with him breaking his back. He was taken to a hospital in The Dalles but lived only a few days. He will be remembered to many in this county through his athletic ability as he was a stellar performer on the Grass Valley-Kent high school football team a couple of years ago and was also catcher for the Kent ball team when they were in their heyday of success.
- Kent News. Friends of Connie Allen were grieved to hear of his death in The Dalles hospital Saturday morning. Connie was thrown from a horse while hunting in the Simcoe mountains last Wednesday afternoon, breaking his neck and fracturing his skull. Connie was well known here and liked by all. The Allen family formerly lived here and Connie graduated from the Kent High School with the class of ’31.
October 28, 1932
- Rebekah Williams Dies Suddenly Here. The funeral services for Mrs. Rebekah Williams, colored, who died suddenly from heart trouble at the country home of Mrs. John Fulton of this place last Thursday morning were held at the Crandall Chapel in The Dalles on last Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The body was interred in the IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born in Virginia fifty two years ago but had long made her home in Columbus, Ohio. She came to Portland, Oregon about a year ago, soon after her husband’s death. She had been in the employ of Mrs. Fulton for the past nine months. Mrs. Williams was a christian woman respected and loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Portland. Upon notice her beloved friend Mrs. Aycock, of Portland came at once to help Mrs. Fulton with the funeral arrangements. Early on Saturday, Rev. Chas. R. Rodman, pastor of the Apostolic church accompanied by W.A. Hiatt, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Curtis all of the same faith drove up from Portland. Mr. Rodman conducted the services and Mr. Hiatt sang several beautiful solos. The services were beautiful, an excellant discourse lovely flowers, and a goodly number of sympathetic friends
November 4, 1932
- Ellen Fleck Dies of Pneumonia Thursday. Mrs. Ellen Fleck died Thursday morning about 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Margaret W. Peetz where she had made her home for the last several years. The deceased was born June 12th 1863 being 69 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by three children, B.L. Fleck of Redmond, Byard Fleck of Bellingham, Washington, and Mrs. J.F. Fowler of Rufus. Two step daughters, Mrs. R.A. Wallis, of Portland and Mrs. Van Heywood of Alberta also survive. She is the widow of Frank Fleck who with his brother, Peter Fleck, was one time a part owner of the Fleck orchards near the town of Rufus. Funeral services for Mrs. Fleck were held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church with Rev. A.A. McRea in charge. After the services the body was taken to the Portland crematorium.
November 11, 1932
November 18, 1932
November 25, 1932
- Word was received of the death of Mrs. Frank Knox’s sister at The Dalles hospital Saturday.
December 2, 1932
December 9, 1932
- B. Johnston Dies At Salem Home. W.B. Johnston, for years a resident of Sherman county until his removal to Salem, several years ago, died at his home there Tuesday night from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered last spring. Mr. Johnston owned and farmed the place now farmed by Theodore, a mile east and south of town. He earned the respect of his neighbors and his death leaves many friends saddened. He is survived by his widow, and three sons, Theodore, of Moro, Perry of Condon and Luke of Salem.
- Mrs. Don McDermid was called to Kent, Wash., last week on account of the death of her father.
December 16, 1932
- W. B. Johnston Buried In Salem Cemetery. The funeral of William B. Johnston who died at his home 1645 S. Liberty st. Salem, December 6 was held at the Clough Barrick funeral parlors in Salem December 9. Rev. Hansen of Independence, formerly of Moro, had charge of the services. Interment was in the Bell Crest cemetery near Salem. Mr. Johnston was born November 4, 1866 near Carlinville, Illinois. In 1889 he was united in marriage with Neva Mary Welton of Carlinville who survives him. To this union three children were born all of whom survive. They are Theodore of Moro, Perry N. of Condon and Luke M. of Salem. He is also survived by two brothers, Newton of Carlinville, Illinois, Wesley of Vancouver, Wash., and twin sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson and Mrs. Nancy Barnes of Girard, Illinois, also one grandson.
- In 1897 the family moved from Illinois to Moro, Oregon, making their home here until 1923 at which time they moved to Salem. In early manhood Mr. Johnston united with the Baptist church in Illinois. When the family moved to Moro he united with the Presbyterian church, later transferring his membership to the Presbyterian church in Salem. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen in Illinois and a charter member of the IOOF in Moro. Mr. Johnston had been in poor health since last February at which time he had a paralytic stroke, after which he recovered sufficiently to take his usual walks in the neighborhood. Although he realized that he would soon be called he was cheerful and enjoyed visiting and joking with his many friends, which is a true christian attitude.
- Kent News. Friends of Charles Buhman of Forest Grove were sorry to hear of his death one day last week. Buhman had the flu and it later developed into pneumonia causing his death.
December 23, 1932
- Mrs. Rust Buried Tuesday. Lot W. Rust returned to Sherman county Wednesday evening on the state from Hermiston where he had been to attend the funeral of his wife. Mrs. Rust died Sunday from an ailment that has kept her bedfast for the past two years. Her former home was at Hermiston before her marriage and she was returned there for burial. [Anna E.?]
- Former Sheriff of County Dies at Corvallis Home. Thomas R. McGinnis, former sheriff of Sherman county died at his home in Corvallis Thursday morning. The deceased was born, December 2, 1855 in Ohio and in 1883 when a resident of Iowa he was married to Maggie Coleman who is a sister of Mrs. R.J. Ginn and J.F. Coleman of Moro. In 1900 Mr. McGinnis was elected as sheriff of Sherman county filling that office for the next four years. Funeral services will be held in Corvallis and Mr. McGinnis will be buried in the Moro cemetery where a grave side service will be held. This will be at 10 a.m. Saturday December 24. Surviving are the widow, three sons, Lee R. of Corvallis, Forrest, of Minneapolis, Minn., Luther, of Spokane; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert O’Deen, of Fort Dupont, Del., and Mrs. Henry O’Deen of Corvallis. [Thomas Ramsey McGinnis]
- Funeral services were held Sunday for Robert Eakin who died suddenly on Tuesday at the home of his son S.E. Eakin east of Wasco.
December 30. 1932
- Lena Messenger Buried in Yakima. —Yakima Herald. Christmas cheer was turned to tragedy in Wapato tonight when Mrs. Lena Catherine Messinger, 58, was stricken with a heart attack while decorating a Christmas tree for the annual Christmas party of the Rebekah lodge in Odd Fellows hall, and died before a physician arrived. “I feel awful funny” she complained to the woman who was with her. She collapsed as she was being helped to a chair. The party was postponed. Mrs. Messinger was born near Seattle and lived here 17 years. The family includes the widower, E.G. Messinger; two sons, Miles of Ellensburg and Carl of Richmond, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. John Lenz, Jr. of Yakima, and Mrs. Warren Travis of Seattle; and three brothers in Oregon. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Sourwine Undertaking Co., here at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rebekah lodge will be in charge. Messenger was the eldest sister of the Peetz family. A large part of her early womanhood was spent in Sherman county and it was here she was married to Edgar Messenger. L.L. Peetz, of Moro, Fred Peetz, of Madras and Ben F. Peetz of Pendleton are the surviving members of the family. L.L. and Fred attended the funeral which was held in Yakima Tuesday.
- The funeral of Robert Eakin was held from the M.E. church last Sunday with Rev. Warner officiating.
January 6, 1933
- Jack Sheets, War Veteran, Dies in Wasco. John Sheets, 45, who lived in Wasco for a number of years died at his home after a long illness at 10:10 the evening of the January 1st. Mr. Sheets was born in LaGrande, Oregon, August 21st, 1887 and for many years worked as a blacksmith in this community. He was a World War veteran and has been a patient in the Veterans’ Hospital in Portland a number of times. John Sheets enlisted at Fort George Wright, Washington, December 11, 1927. He was the American expeditionary forces as a private first class from May 7, 1918 to December 4, 1918 and was attached to the 837th Aero squadron in the Aviation corp. He was discharged at Camp Lewis, Washington on December 28, 1918. He is survived by his wife two daughters and a small son, his mother of Joseph, Oregon, one brother and three sisters. The funeral was held Wednesday, January 4th, at Wasco with the Wasco American Legion in charge of the services
- Soloman Coats Buried In Wasco Cemetery. Soloman L. (Bud) Coats was born in Yell county, Arkansas, April 27, 1860, and passed away at his home in Rufus December 26, 1932, at the age of 72 years and 8 months. His early life was spent in Arkansas and Missouri. In 1903 he moved with his family to Oregon where he has made his home at Rufus with the exception of two years spent in Gilliam county. May 20, 1883, he was married to Margaret E. Fox. Four children were born to them. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. H.H. Brackett and Mrs. J.G. Addington all of Rufus, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Coats was the last member of a family of ten brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Rufus church with burial at Wasco.
- John Sheets died at his home Sunday night after several years illness. He is survived by his widow and a daughter and a son. The funeral services was held Wednesday afternoon from the M.E. church under the auspices of the American Legion, Frank Brown Post No. 91 and Rev. Knott of the M.E. church of The Dalles assisting.
January 13, 1933
- Robert Reyburn Butler. Representative Butler Buried in Dalles Today. The funeral of Robert A. Butler, representative from this district to the national congress, will be held in The Dalles Friday at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Butler was well known in this county having been at one time judge of the district court. On numerous occasions he has addressed audiences in this county as he was always in demand, his ability as a speaker being universally recognized. The death of the legislator was caused by a heart attack brought on by pneumonia and occurred in Washington last Saturday. He was 51 years old. Many friends from Sherman county are expected to attend the final rites Friday.
- Kent News. Word was received here Sunday morning of the death of Wiley Norton of Airlie, Oregon. Norton had been in ill health for some time. He is the father of J.E. and Warren Norton. The two sons left Monday morning for Airlie where they will stay until after the funeral.
January 20, 1933
January 27, 1933
- Former Resident Dies In Sacramento, Cal. Tom VanLandingham, for years a resident of the south end of Sherman county, passed away January 14 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cyril VanMetre in Sacramento, Cal. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. VanLandingham will be remembered as a kindly woman who spoke softly and kindly at all times. She had many friends in Grass Valley.
February 3, 1933
- Minnie Thompson Buried Here Wednesday. Mrs. Minnie Thompson, mother of Mrs. Hans Thompson, died at her daughter’s home west of Moro Monday morning, January 30th after an illness of but a few days.The deceased was born in Demark, December 30, 1839, 93 years and one month from the date of her death. She was married in her home country to Mr. Thompson and continued to live there until his death in 1902, when she came to America. After living in Portland for a couple of years she came to Sherman county in 1905 and has since made her home here with her daughter. She is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Hans Thompson, Mrs. Sadie Larson, and Anton Thompson, seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Danish Lutheran Church. The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church in Moro under the direction of Zell’s Funeral Home. Pall bearers were the grandsons and the grandson-in-law of the deceased, James Phillips, Edward Ward, Roy Powell, Roy Kunsman, John Hardin and Harvey Thompson. Rev. A.A. McRea officiated.
- Word was received the last of the week of the death of Mrs. John Dingle of Couer de Lane, Idaho. She will be remembered in Wasco by the older residents.
February 10. 1933
February 17, 1933
- The funeral service of J.J. Harper who died at Kelso was held at the M.E. church Wednesday at one o’clock with Rev. Warner officiating. Mr. Harper was the father of Mrs. Blackburn of Rufus. Burial was in the Wasco cemetery.
February 24, 1933
- Pioneer Of 1878 Buried Monday. The funeral of John Daugherty, one of the oldest pioneers of Sherman county, was held at Kent Monday with the Rev. A.A. McRea in charge. Mr. Daugherty was born in Iowa in 1856 and came to Sherman county in 1878 settling south and east of Kent where he owned land until a few years ago when he sold his holdings and moved to Idaho where he made his home with his niece, B.M. Hawley. He died there February 16. Mr. Daugherty was never married and the remaining members of his family are all nieces and nephews, Mrs. B.M. Hawley, Melba, Idaho, Mrs. Lucy McDonald, Lyle, Wash., Mrs. Frances Kulis, San Francisco, Cal., Jesse Daugherty, Salem and Winnie Yocum, Marysville, Cal. Services were held from the church at Kent at 10 a.m, February 20 and burial was in the private cemetery on the homestead of the deceased’s parents southeast of Kent where the pioneer parents and their other children have been buried in earlier days.
- George DeMoss, Famous Musician, Dead in South. Word was received here Tuesday night of the death of George DeMoss famous Sherman county musician at Marysville, Cal., from the effects of a physical breakdown at Gridley, Cal., a few days before. Mr. DeMoss was the youngest son of Prof. James DeMoss who was a pioneer missionary and musician of Oregon since coming across the plains in 1862. George DeMoss was born at Cove, May 28, 1866 and settled in Sherman county in 1883. Here the family bought and laid out the town site of DeMoss Springs where they have made their home ever since. Each year they have made a concert tour and during the lifetime of the deceased the family has played in every country of Europe and every state in the United States. DeMoss was an accomplished musician playing nearly all instruments. In recent years he has played the cello and cornet when on tour and varied this procedure by playing two cornets at one time. In recent years the concert group has played in the western states under the management of Mr. DeMoss and during that time has delighted school children in many towns in that territory. One son, Homer, of DeMoss Springs and a daughter survive him and his brother, Henry, is still living at DeMoss Springs also. It is understood that the funeral will be held in California.
- Many Attend Funeral of Mrs. Ben Peetz. Ethel Peetz, wife of Ben F. Peetz, died at Pendleton Saturday February 18th. Mrs. Peetz was a resident of Sherman county for forty years, from 1893 when as a girl of seven when came here with her parents until 1923 when she left for Bend where they lived for several years. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Norcross who formerly lived near Klondike. She was born October 5, 1886 at Weiser, Idaho and lived there until moving to Sherman county. She was married to Ben Peetz April 9, 1905. Surviving here are her widower, Ben F. Peetz, two daughters, Mrs. Marie McCormach, Kathyrn, one son, Billy, her parents, all of Pendleton, two sisters, Mrs. George A. Potter of Klondike,, and Mrs. E.L. Woods, of Milton. A large number of Sherman county folks drove to Pendleton for the funeral. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Peetz, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Thompson, Mrs. N.W. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Weedman, Mr. and Mrs. Glen King and Mrs. J.C. McKean.
March 3, 1933
- George DeMoss To Be Buried In Home County. The body of George G. DeMoss was not buried in California as was stated last week. Different arrangements were made by the family and friends of the family and it is now planned to have the funeral here in Moro with interment in the private cemetery of the family near DeMoss Springs. According to R.C. Byers who has been handling the arrangements for the family here, the body will be brought to The Dalles sometime next week and funeral plans will be made after its arrival. The family are expected within a few days. They have been at Eugene where many of the DeMoss family live. This paper was in error last week when it stated that Homer DeMoss was a son of George DeMoss. He is a nephew, a son of Henry DeMoss. Elbert is George’s son. He was with his father on their concert tour at the time of George’s death.
March 10, 1933
- George DeMoss Funeral Here Next Thursday. It was announced Thursday that the funeral of George DeMoss, pioneer citizen and musician, who died in California last month, will be held in Moro, Thursday, March 16, at the Methodist church. S.L. Boyce, of the Baptist church of Grass Valley will preach the sermon. Members of the DeMoss family are at present on the road to California to bring back the body of the deceased and they are expected to arrive early next week. They returned to Sherman county this week from Eugene.
- Emma Elliott Buried Here Wednesday. Mrs. Emma Elliott, wife of the late Joshua Elliott who died in 1926, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Adlard, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Elliott, the eldest of the well known Thompson family of this county was born in Iowa, March 25, 1854. On November 19, 1873, she was married to Mr. Elliott in Tama county of her native state and in 1875 moved to Oregon settling first in Benton county. In 1886 they moved to Sherman county and Mrs. Elliott has made her home here every since. Surviving children of the deceased are: Mrs. George Meloy, Corvallis, Ora Elliott, Ridgefield, Wash., Mrs. Mack Bull, Moro, Milo Elliott, Sheridan, Mrs. Ernest Elliott, Holton, Mrs. Charles Adlard, Moro; fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Elliott has been a member of the Evangelical church for a number of years. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church in Moro Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. A.A. McRae officiating. Mrs. Martha Cope sang with Mrs. Martin Melzer at the piano. At the graveside Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang a duet. Zell’s Funeral Home of The Dalles was in charge. Mrs. Elliott was the eldest of a family of ten children nearly all of whom are known here. They are: Bert Thompson, Pasadena, Cal.; Ezra Thompson, Corvallis; I. Owen Thompson, Camp Sherman; J.O. Thompson, Tygh Valley; and N.W. and A.C. Thompson of Moro; Mrs. A. Nish, The Dalles; Mrs. Leslie, Pasadena, Cal.; and Mrs. Chas. Bullard, Moro. [Emma S.]
March 17, 1933
- George DeMoss Laid To Rest Thursday. The funeral of George DeMoss, pioneer Sherman countian and one of the founders of DeMoss Springs, was held at the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. S.L. Boyse, of the Baptist church of Grass Valley, in charge. Mr. DeMoss died in Yuba City February 20, while on a concert tour with members of his family. He was a musician of wide acquaintance having traveled throughout Europe and America with a concert company composed of members of his family.
March 24, 1933
- Last Words Said Over George DeMoss. The final page of the chronicle of George DeMoss was written last Thursday afternoon when that pioneer musician was laid to rest in the private cemetery on the DeMoss land north of town. Born May 18, 1866 at Cove, Oregon, he began traveling as a musician at the age of five and within the next sixty years he covered two continents playing many instruments before thousands of people. He married Miss Aurelia Davis at Omaha, Neb., who bore him one son, Elbert T., an accomplished violinist. They also acted as parents to a nephew, Homer DeMoss, a son of Henry, George’s brother. Musical numbers played at the funeral were all compositions of the DeMoss family. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang two songs composed by the deceased and Tom Fraser’s solo was composed by Rev. James DeMoss, father of the deceased.
March 31, 1933
April 7, 1933
- Jim Payne Buried In The Dalles This Week. James Luther Payne, a resident of The Dalles for several years but formerly a resident of Sherman county, died at his home there Thursday night. He had long been ill. He was born in Missouri in 1881 and come with his parents to Sherman county when a boy. The family settled in the Rutledge district where James grew to manhood. The funeral was held in The Dalles and burial was made there. He is survived by his widow, four stepchildren, a brother, Ben, of Grass Valley and a sister Mrs. Minnie Whistine now living in Portland.
- Grass Valley. Old timers in the south end of Sherman county will be interested to learn of the death of John Geotjen [Goetjen], one of the first residents of the Rutledge community of homesteading days.
- Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Maitland Shepard will be sorry to hear of the death of their baby Monday at the Dalles hospital.
April 14, 1933
- Holzapfel’s Funeral Held In The Dalles. Mrs. Grace Holzapfel, wife of Harry Holzapfel, for many years conductor on the local train, died at her home in The Dalles Saturday and was buried in that city Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Holzapfel, nee Beeson, was born in Coburg, Oregon, April 6, 1891. Several members of her family are living in Gilliam and Wheeler counties. There are 7 brothers and 3 sisters who survive her beside her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nobel Beeson, of Coburg. Her immediate family included her husband, Harry, and two sons, Gail and Jerald. For several years the Holzapfels lived in Grass Valley where the deceased made many friends. The funeral was conducted by the members of the Eastern Star.
- Wm H. Lee Buried At Wasco Wednesday. William H. Lee, well known resident of Wasco, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon at his home in that city. While Mr. Lee has been in poor health for some time he has been improving and was thought to be recovering from his diabetic trouble. He was working at the church shingling, Monday. At noon he came home feeling badly, dropped into a coma and died within two hours. Mr. Lee was born in Texas in 1874 and came to Oregon when a young man. He lived in Sherman county for 35 years and in that time has been manager of the McCoy-Atwood store in Wasco and manager of the Atwood-Lee garage. He was a member of the city council of Wasco for ten years retiring four years ago. He is survived by his widow, a step daughter, Mrs. A.J. Smith, four brothers and a sister. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church in Wasco by the Rev. Walter Warner Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the IOOF cemetery. Pallbearers were: J.P. Yates, Fred Fortner, L.J. Lucas, H.S. Wall, J.T. Johnson and Victor Anderson.
April 21, 1933
- Pioneer Scout Dies of Heart Attack. Byron W. Anson, since 1887 a resident of Sherman county, died at his home in Moro Saturday night from an attack of heart trouble that had been bothering him for several weeks. Mr. Anson, who always gave the date of his birth as January 1, 1850, was born in New York City. When a boy of tender years he ran away from home and drifted to Missouri where he lived with a bachelor uncle for several years. He began to work around the army camps when in his early teens and was a scout for the frontier army at one time. During his term in that capacity he was with General Custer on his eventful sally into the Sioux country that resulted in the death of his entire command with the exception of a few scouts who had been sent for reinforcements or with messages to other officers. Byron Anson was one of these scouts, according to his biography, in the History of Central Oregon. In the seventies Mr. Anson went to San Francisco with Colonel Potter with a car load of horses and there left the government services to remain in California. In 1887 he married Miss Josephine Hilderbrand and came with other members of the family to Sherman county where he has since remained. He once owned and developed the land where Mrs. Marie Cooper now lives and before the death of Mrs. Anson built the house now standing there. In the first years of this century Byron Anson was one of the influential citizens of the north end of the country. Financial reverses came after the death of his wife and several years ago Mr. Anson was working for the state highway department when an explosion permanently injured his eyes so that he was forced from active labor. He received compensation from the state. The funeral was held in Wasco Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Methodist church and interment was made in the cemetery there beside his wife.
April 28, 1933
- B. M. VanLandingham Passes Into Great Beyond. Boseman M. VanLandingham, of thirty two years a resident of Wasco, died at that city early Thursday morning from the results of a stroke of paralysis he suffered early last week. Mr. VanLandingham was 78 years old. In 1882 with two brothers he came to Sherman county from California and settled in the Grass Valley country his homestead being about five miles east of that town. He was one of the original settlers and participated in the hardships of the pioneers, hauling wool from the interior to the railroad towns, hauling his first crops to the river. In 1901 he moved to Wasco where he married his wife, Ella, who survives him. The date of their marriage was October 27, 1903. By a previous marriage Mr. VanLandingham had a son whose whereabouts is not known. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Western Hotel that was owned and operated by the deceased for many years. Rev. Walter Warner will officiate and the arrangements will be under the direction of Zell’s Funeral Home. Interment will be made in the Wasco cemetery.
May 5, 1933
May 12, 1933
- Byron Anson Reburied After Church Service. Byron W. Anson died April 15 and was buried in the Wasco cemetery April 19 with only the undertaker, his wife and an acting sexton as witnesses. As this information became generally known a wave of protest swept the county. Roy Atwood, of Wasco and Charles McAllister of Yakima, both old timers here wrote letters to the newspaper criticizing the manner of burial. Persons in private were free in criticizing those connected with the burial and those who it was felt should have taken an interest in it. The undertaker, C.M. Zell, of The Dalles, arranged to have the body exhumed and arranged to have a funeral service at Moro Wednesday afternoon. The expenses of the funeral were borne by Mr. Zell, himself. With the assistance of the American Legion posts of Moro and Wasco a military funeral was arranged for the man who was in early days a scout with Custer’s cavalry in the last campaign of that Indian fighter of pioneer days. Fred Pickett was in charge of the firing squad that was composed of Frank Forbes, A.J. Butler, Jake Stone, Ora Workman, T. Johnston, George Meloy, O.G. Sayrs, and Wily Knighten. Color guards were Marvin Miller and Vernon Flatt and color bearers were Ralph Brisbine and Harvey Thompson. Pall bearers were W.S. Powell, Frank Morrow, Angus Cameron, Steve McMillian, J.C. Freeman and J.F. Foss. After the services the remains were taken to Wasco and reinterred in the grave beside Mrs. Anson who died years ago.
- Wife of Ex-County Judge Buried In Wasco Monday. Britania Fulton, widow of the first elected judge of Sherman county, passed away at The Dalles last Saturday at the age of 78 years. Mrs. Fulton, Britania Gilmore, was born July 16, 1855 in Yamhill county, Oregon. Her parents had come to this state from Tennessee in 1843. November 12, 1878 she was married to John Fulton in Rockland, Wash., and the young couple immediately moved to the homestead and timber culture that is still known as the Fulton place. When Sherman county became a county and elected its first officers, Mr. Fulton was elected judge although a Democrat in a Republican county, and remained in this office twelve years. Services for Mrs. Fulton were held in Wasco Monday afternoon with the Rev. Walter Warner officiating and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery where the husband and father of the deceased are buried.
- Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Peetz, Mrs. J.C. McKean, Mrs Margaret Peetz, Mrs Carrol Sayrs and Mrs. F.J. Noonan drove to Yakima Thursday to attend the funeral of Miles Messenger who was killed near there Monday when he drove his car over a bank and into the Yakima river, presumably while asleep. Miles Messenger was born in Moro and was the son of Edgar Messenger and Mrs. Lena Peetz Messenger who died last winter.
- The funeral service of the late Mrs. Brittana Fulton was held in The Dalles Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery. Quite a number of Wasco people attended the services.
May 19, 1933
- William Shiel Buried Here Sunday. Shiel, for thirty years a resident of Sherman county, died at Wasco last Saturday after a lingering illness that incapacitated him several years ago. Several years ago Mr. Shiel deeded his property to the county in return for his care and at the time of his death he was living at Wasco under the care of Mrs. Lundy. Funeral services were held Sunday with the members of the Christian Science church in charge of the ceremonies at the grave side. Several friends of the deceased aided in the final rites for the aged man and those of his faith have expressed their gratitude for their kindness.
May 26, 1933
- John Dietjen Buried At Grass Valley Tuesday. Funeral services for Mrs. John Deitjen were held in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church and graveside services were held at the cemetery at Grass Valley later in the day. Mrs. Deitjen [Detjen], was born Gesche Reckmann, was born in Germany and came to Oregon in 1886 with her parents who settled south of Grass Valley. She was married to John Deitjen in 1888 and lived east of Kent on the place that bears the name until she and her husband retired from actual farming several years ago. Since then they have lived in The Dalles. She was the sister of Dick Reckmann, of Grass Valley. One daughter Mrs. Jerry Hurley of Los Angeles survives her as does Mr. Deitjen. A large number of residents of the neighborhood near the Deitjen ranch attended the services at the cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
- Mrs. Lena Woods, who was killed while riding a bicycle in Portland, was a sister of George Drinkard’s. The Drinkard family were in Portland to attend the funeral.
June 2, 1933
- Dolph Goetjen Buried In Maupin Tuesday. Dolph Goetjen, 58, an old time resident of Sherman county died at Oswego Saturday, May 27, and was buried at Maupin on Monday. Goetjen came to Sherman county when a young man and with his five brothers was instrumental in settling the Rutledge neighborhood. He has been a resident of Maupin for over twenty years. His widow, Sadie Ashley Goetjen, one daughter, Mrs. Vera Tunnison, and four brothers, Albert of Portland, Fred of Grants Pass and Henry and Charles of Canada survive him. Another brother, John, died recently in Portland.
- Grass Valley. Joe Folda died at her home in Iowa on May 17th according to word received by members of the family here. She had been ill for four months.
June 9, 1933
- T. C. Morrison Buried In Canby Sunday. T.C. Morrison, for many years a Sherman county farmer, died at his home in Canby last Friday and was buried there Sunday. Mr. Morrison was the son of the Rev. J.M. Morrison an early day missionary and preacher who established a number of churches in Sherman county. Some time ago the deceased suffered a paraletic stroke from which he died. He left Sherman county in 1912 and has lived in Canby a large part of the time since. He is survived by his widow and eight children, four of who are married. Of the old Morrison family of eight children six are still living; Joe is at Arlington, Mrs. Ella Nelson at Portland, Mrs. Margaret Bates at Corvallis, Mrs. Nan Thomas at Portland, Mrs. Maud Keenan at Los Angeles and J.M. Morrison at Portland.
June 16, 1933
- Items That Were News Nineteen, Twentynine & Thirtynine Years Ago. From the Observer, June 21, 1894. Cap A. Moore died on his ranch near Erskineville on the 13th while doing the chores about the farm. He was a pioneer of California and Oregon. [Place of Burial – Moro IOOF cemetery]
- John P. Strahl Buried In Portland Last Week. John P. Strahl, one time a resident of Moro, died at a Portland hospital June 5th and was buried there the 7th. A throat tumor was the cause of his death. Strahl was 78 years old. For a number of years since leaving Moro he has returned every summer to spend several weeks as a guest at the Hockman place and he was expected there again this summer. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edna Coolidge, of Hood River and by an adopted son, Leslie of Portland. His wife died several years ago.
- The friends of Mrs. Louis Walsh are sorry to hear of the death of her father who has been ill for some time.
June 23, 1933
- Jesse Steele Buried In Wasco Tuesday. Jesse Steel, for years a resident in that city Saturday from an illness that has kept him in poor health for several months. Mr. Steele was born in Michigan in 1854, one of a family of 13 children. In middle life he came to Sherman county and worked on the Hilderbrand place for many years until in 1923 he moved with his wife to Lyle, Wash., remaining there until three or four years ago. After the death of Mrs. Steele he returned to this county and has been here since. Funeral services were held in Wasco Tuesday afternoon under the supervision of Zell’s Funeral Home. Walter Warner officiated.
June 30, 1933
- Funeral Of Herald Todd Held Wednesday. The funeral of William Herald Todd was held in Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church with the Rev. Walter R. Warner, of Wasco officiating. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery. Mr. Todd was drowned in Johns Creek, a tributary of the Clearwater river, in Idaho on Sunday June 4. His body was found early this week about twenty miles below where he slipped from a log while crossing the swollen stream. It was lodged in a tree. The remains were brought home to Sherman county by an army ambulance arriving Wednesday shortly before the funeral. The deceased was born in Philomath, November 14, 1906, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Todd who were then, as since, residents of this county. The family lived for some years near Moro later moving to a farm south west of Grass Valley where Herald attended school at Michigan school house and later in Grass Valley High School where he graduated in 1926. He studied electrical engineering in Chicago for a year and while taking lessons in a flying school he married Miss Mourna Mobley, of Corvallis, August 15, 1930. Surviving him are his widow, two children Ethel Mae and Herschel Herald, one sister Mrs. Margaret Schilling, three brothers, Kenneth, Lawrence and Billie and his parents.
[Additional articles appeared in the June 16th and 23rd issues of the paper with regard to his disappearance.]
- Grass Valley. Henry Tetz is in Ridgefield where he went to attend the funeral of his father who died there last week.
July 7, 1933
- Cordelia Alley Dies At The Age Of 84. Mrs. Cordelia Alley, mother of four Sherman county residents, died at the home of her son Mark Alley, in Wasco, Tuesday evening at seven o’clock at the advanced age of 84 years. Mrs. Alley was born Cordelia Shipe in Knox county, Tenn., June 19th, 1849. She was married to John Alley in 1876 and lived in Knox county until 1905 when she moved to Illinois. In 1916 she came to Oregon settling in Sherman county where two of her sons had previously located. Since the age of 18 Mrs. Alley has been a devout member of the Baptist church. Five children survive. They are James H., of Yale, Mich., Mrs. Minnie McKinney, of Wasco, Tom, of Grass Valley, Mark of Wasco and Edgar, of Grass Valley. Fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren, a brother, J.E. Shipe, of Summersault, Ken., and a sister, Mrs. Otto Harrel, of Knoxville, Tenn., also survive. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church in Moro and interment was made in the Moro cemetery.
July 14, 1933
- Floyd Root went to Portland Tuesday called there by the death of Mrs. Root’s grandmother.
July 21, 1933
- Many Attend Funeral Of Miss Hilda Schassen. Many residents of the south end of Sherman county attended the funeral of Hilda Schassen, held in The Dalles last Sunday at 2 o’clock. Miss Schassen was born in Sherman county July 25, 1904 and lived here until 12 years of age when she moved with her parents to The Dalles. She finished school there and took nurses training at the hospital. She passed away at the open air sanitorium in Portland after a short illness. She leaves her mother, Mrs. John Schassen, four sisters, Mrs. L.J. Davis, of Kent, Mrs. L.E. Clark of Grass Valley, Mrs. I.W. Eck and Miss Lillian Schassen of The Dalles and a brother John, of Portland, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
- The friends of Allan Brackett were very sorry to learn of his death last week. He was a Sherman county resident for many years.
July 28, 1933
August 4, 1933
- Kent News. Darrow Kelly attended the funeral of his step father, George Brown in The Dalles last Sunday.
August 11, 1933
August 18, 1933
- Grass Valley. Beulah Wickstrom and Mrs. Theresa Shipe of Fresno, Cal., visited here for a few days with their cousins, Tom and Ed Alley. They left Monday and word was received Tuesday evening that Mrs. Wickstrom’s brother had died at his home in Fresno while they were still absent.
August 25, 1933
September 1, 1933
September 8, 1933
- Lot W. Rust Dies Quietly At Home. Lot W. Rust died at his home seventeen miles southwest of Grass Valley sometime Tuesday night. He was sleeping some distance from the house and had retired apparently feeling as well as usual. Evidently he died in his sleep. Diabetes was the cause of death. Mr. Rust was born at Maxwell, California, December 8, 1873. When ten years old he came with his parents to Oregon and settled near Moro the old Rust place now being a part of the land owned by Mrs. G. Johnson. February 8, 1898 he was married to Anna E. Messinger at Moro. Five sons were born to this union: Vivian, of Messner, Ore., Con, of Biggs, Ralph, Lot and John of Grass Valley. Four sisters survived the deceased: Mrs. Ruby Pettys, Grass Valley, Mrs. Mae Nicholson and Mrs. Maud Watson of The Dalles and Mrs. Pearl Leslie of Yakima. Six grandchildren are living. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Baptist church in Grass Valley with the Rev. S.L. Boyse preaching the sermon. Interment will be in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Moro under the direction of Zell’s Funeral Home.
September 15, 1933
September 22, 1933
- Celeste Fowler Buried At Rufus Saturday. Mrs. Celeste Fowler, since earliest days a resident of the Rufus vicinity, died at her home there Friday night. Mrs. Fowler, nee Celeste Mathews, was born at Sterling, Ohio, July 21, 1850. She was married to William Fowler at Providence, Mo., in 1870 and in 1884 they moved to Oregon settling at Rufus where Mrs. Fowler has made her home since. During her 49 years in Sherman county Mrs. Fowler has endeared herself to the community being an example of the pioneer mothers who tended the sick and aided generously in the neighborhood when friends were most needed. She was a member of the Christian church. Funeral services were held from the Rufus community church Saturday forenoon and interment was made at the Portland crematorium. Surviving the deceased are four daughters, Mrs. Cora Stranahan of Hood River; Mrs. Lilla Lamm of Sedalia, Mo., Mrs. Ila Dean of Walla Walla and Mrs. Zula Currin of Portland and one son J.S. Fowler of Rufus. Five grandchildren also survive her.
- Word was received Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Luella Lamborn at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Portland.
September 29, 1933
- Lamborn Family Suffers Two Losses In One Week. The Lamborn family suffered two losses within the week. First was the death of William Lamborn, of The Dalles, where he had long been an employee of the railroad company. Several weeks ago he had one leg amputated and though he lived for some time thereafter he never arose from his bed. He was buried in The Dalles last Sunday. Mrs. Luella Lamborn died in Portland last week and was buried in the Wasco cemetery Monday afternoon with Zell’s making the arrangements. The funeral was from the Christian church in Wasco. J.T. Johnson and son Harland, and Mrs. Augusta Huckin furnished the musical numbers for the ceremony.
- Howard Ginn, who was instantly killed in an automobile wreck near Milton Sunday was a nephew of R.J. Ginn of this city [Moro]. and Mrs. Ginn were in Walla Walla for the funeral later in the week.
October 6, 1933
- The father of Mrs. Phil Buxton died at his home near Yamhill Sunday night and Mrs. Buxton left Monday morning to attend the funeral.
October 13, 1933
- Charles F. French Dies In Seattle Wednesday. Charles F. French, a resident of Sherman county for 49 years, died at the home of his daughter in Seattle Wednesday morning of cirrhosis of the liver. He was born in Kent county, Michigan, July 21, 1864 and after spending his youth in that state and Ohio he came to Seattle with his parents in 1888. From there the family came to what is now Sherman county where the deceased took up a homestead and bought government land seven miles southwest of Grass Valley. Leaving the ranch after ten or twelve years of farming he moved to town where he has made his home since. For years he was a thresherman when stationary machines were the accepted mode of harvest. He was a jeweler for a time, and with his brothers made up an orchestra that attained some fame in early days playing for dances. A natural mechanic, he repaired and rebuilt and operated machinery all the years of his adult life. He had been ill but a few weeks and only ten days before his death he was taken to Seattle for medical attention. He was married to Catherine Clements in 1893, and to them was born two children, Mrs. Mildred Turner, now in Wisconsin and Mrs. Irene Monroe, of Seattle. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Lucy Howard, of Boston, Mass., and L.R. French of Grass Valley. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at 2 p.m., from the Baptist church in Grass Valley under the direction of Zell’s and interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery there. Members of the IOOF lodge, of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the graveside services.
- The friends of John Crawford of Northdalles will be sorry to hear of his death Tuesday. Mrs. Crawford is a sister of Mrs. Fred Fortner and Lynden Lucas.
October 20, 1933
- Grass Valley. The funeral of Charles French was held here Friday with the Rev. S.L. Boyce officiating under the direction of Zells. George Vintin, Herman Ziegler, E.M. Alley, Dave Vintin, Gus Smith and S.B. Holmes were the pallbearers. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery with members of the order reading their impressive graveside ceremony.
- The friends of Mrs. Earl Richelderfer were sorry to hear of the death of her mother, Mrs. Bogard last Thursday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Woods were called to Portland last Thursday night by the death of Mrs. Woods’ grandmother.
October 27, 1933
November 3, 1933
- Elvin Martin Buried In Local Cemetery Monday. Elvin E. Martin, brother of W.J. and L.H. Martin, of this city died in The Dalles last Saturday and was buried at the Moro cemetery Monday afternoon. Martin was for many years a resident of Sherman county in the early days and was well known to the first settlers of this district. He was ill but a few days.
November 10, 1933
November 17, 1933
- Mr. and Mrs .J.C. Freeman and Neal, left for Vancouver Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral of a nephew of Mrs. Feeman who died there Tuesday with pneumonia. Miss Marjorie Ginn is running the store.
November 24, 1933
- Simon Elcock Buried Last Week. Word was received here by R.J. Ginn that Mrs. Simon Elcock died at her home in Roseville, Cal., on the 14th of November and was buried there on the 16th. The Elcock family lived in Sherman county for many years, coming here in 1883 from Umatilla county. Mr. Elcock died at Roseville April 6, 1929. While here they farmed in the Hay Canyon district where the family still own land, and later Mr. Elcock was interested in a store located in Moro. Four daughters survive Mrs. Elcock. They are Mrs. George Brown, of The Dalles, Mrs. Minnie Biggerstaff and Mrs. Nora Axtell of Roseville, Cal., and Mrs. Anna Sadderson of Portland. A son, Robert, also lives in Roseville.
- Funeral services were held last week in Hood River for Jesse G. Edgington, one of the first men to practice medicine in Sherman county. He was born in Indiana and came to Wasco in 1888 where he remained until he removed to Hood River in 1904. He was a charter member of the Taylor lodge A.F. & A.M. of Wasco and members of that lodge attended the services. Mr. Edgington was 84 at the time of his death.
- E.B. Penland died at the family home at Halsey November 16 after being ill for several weeks. Mr. Penland is very ill and is not expected to live many weeks.
- Joseph Patterson, 80, a farmer near The Dalles died there last week. At one time he lived on a homestead in Sherman county.
- Grass Valley. Omer Luttrell died at the family home near Lexington early Monday from an illness that has afflicted her for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alley and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Alley, drove to Lexington Wednesday to attend the funeral.
December 1, 1933
December 8, 1933
- W. B. Wilcox Buried In Grass Valley Cemetery. W.B. Wilcox died at Newberg the evening of Monday December 4 after an operation. For 30 years he has been a Sherman countian having arrived in Grass Valley from South Dakota with his family in 1903. He farmed first near Bourbon and later bought land near the head of Cottonwood and accumulated a large ranch before his retirement several years ago. Mr. Wilcox was born in Indiana, September 11, 1851. In 1889 he was married to Miss Jennie Allison, in Iowa, and the young couple moved to South Dakota where Mr. Wilcox worked in the mines for a number of years. Nine children were born to them, six of whom survive. W.B. Jr., Lloyd and Wesley did not survive their father. Living are Mrs. J.A. Wilkie, of Olympia, Mrs. C.W. King, Portland, Fred, Olympia; Lawrence, Portland; Frank of Newberg and George of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church in Grass Valley under the direction of Zells. Rev. Ed. C. Cofer, former minister there, officiated. Pall bearers were: John Hays, R.A. Stow, D.E. Vintin, Fred Krusow, Fred Cox and Henrich Peters. Local members of the IOOF lodge were in charge of the ceremonies.
- Wasco Pioneer Buried There Monday. The funeral of Uncle Ben Hailey was held in Wasco Monday and elder residents who remembered the deceased attended the services at the cemetery. Hailey was one of the pioneer citizens of the Wasco neighborhood and for years operated a saloon in Wasco. For the past 25 years he has lived at Camas, Wash. He is survived by one son, Hart, of Camas. Mrs. B.E. Hailey is a daughter in law. [Benjamin F.]
- Grass Valley. W. Fields was in Wasco Monday attending the funeral of his uncle Ben Hailey who died in Camas last week.
December 15, 1933
- Funeral Of Charles Tom Held In The Dalles. Charles H. Tom, Sherman county farmer for many years, died at his home in The Dalles Saturday night after a lingering illness. He was born in Ohio February 7, 1855 and came to Sherman county in 1881. The family home is just above Rufus. Mr. Tom was married in 1877 to Mary Montgomery in Illinois. Four children were born to them. The funeral of the deceased was held in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon under the direction of Zell’s funeral home. E. Everett, R.F. Dingle, W.A. Morris, H.H. Brackett, C.M. Kuypers and J.S. Fowler acted as pallbearers. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Tom was the father of Curtis Tom, one time representative in the legislature from this district, and was a brother in law of Charles Montgomery.
December 22, 1933
December 29, 1933
January 5, 1934
- George E. Thompson Buried In Vancouver. George E. Thompson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Thornton. He was born in The Dalles April 23, 1860 and was over 73 years of age at the time of his death. His mother and father died before he was two years old and he was adopted by John Dickerson who raised and educated him. In 1884 he came to Sherman county and took up a homestead southeast of Moro on the place that still bears his name. He was married to Mary Bolton May 3, 1881 in The Dalles. Nine children were born to them of whom seven survive. They are Mrs. Edith Sayrs, of Moro, Mrs. Mabel Barnett of Grass Valley, Mrs. Alice Thornton, Mrs. Grace Nickelson and Miss Ruth Thompson of Portland, Morris of Portland and Bert of Moro. Interment was made in Vancouver, Washington.
January 12, 1934
- Miss Maggie Tripplett Dies At Niece’s Home. The hundreds of former pupils and friends of Miss Maggie A. Triplett, who for fifteen years was a member of the teaching staff of the Wasco grade school will be sorry to learn of her death Saturday, January 6th, at the home of her niece Mrs. Gladys Moran, of Vernonia, Oregon. Miss Triplett had as her pupils many of the now prominent business men and ranchers of Sherman county, and all remember her as a woman of sterling worth and great ability as a teacher. Miss Triplett left Wasco three years ago, and for two years taught near Vernonia. However, due to ill health she was unable to continue her work during the past year. Miss Triplett was 58 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by her niece, Mrs. Gladys Moran, who she raised and who for many years resided with her aunt in Wasco, and by one brother, Lewis R. Triplett of Bend. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9th, with private cremation in Portland.
January 19, 1934
- E. B. Penland Buried In Halsey Tuesday. E.B. Penland, well known to many residents of Sherman county, died at his home near Halsey on Saturday January 13, just two months after Mrs. Penland passed away. He had been ill for several months with an incurable disease. Mr. Penland came to Sherman county in 1883 from Linn county and made this county his home for many years during the pioneer days. Later he returned to the county of his youth and remained there. He still kept his Sherman county farms, however, and at the time of his death owned 1440 acres of land here. He is survived by two children, Dr. Hugh Penland, and Mrs. Fred Robbins. At the time of his death he was 78 years of age, having been born in 1855. He was buried at Halsey Tuesday.
January 26, 1934
February 2, 1934
- Robert C. McClure Buried In The Dalles. Robert C. McClure, a resident of The Dalles, but one time a Sherman countian died at his home Monday after a brief illness with pneumonia. He was 45 years old. He was born in Kansas in 1888 and came to Sherman county with his parents in 1905. He remained here until twenty years ago when he moved to The Dalles where he was engaged in the barber business. He is survived by his widow, his mother, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Robinson and two brothers, John E. and Andrew of Wasco. Funeral services were held Wednesday in The Dalles with interment there.
- Final Rites Held For Mrs. Milton Damon. The final rites for Mrs. Martha Damon were held in Moro Monday afternoon upon the arrival of the funeral party from Portland. Damon died Friday in Portland at the age of 66 years. She was the wife of Milt Damon and was well known in this county because of her long residence here. Surviving are her widower, a son, Blaine of Portland, two brothers and two sisters, one being Mrs. Jane Young of Wasco.
- F. Strange Dies In Portland January 22nd. B.F. Strange, known to many persons in this country as a horse buyer of olden days, passed away at his home in Portland, January 22. He was suffering from cancer. He was born in Illinois March 17, 1862 and spent his life in the middle west until coming to Oregon to buy horses several years ago. In 1921 he married Mrs. Chris Koepke and lived on the Koepke ranch south of Grass Valley for a couple of years before returning to Portland. He is survived by his widow and seven children by a former marriage. Funeral services were held in Portland Thursday, the 25th, and interment was in the Rose City cemetery.
- George Schwartz Dies After Long Illness. Mrs. Anna Schwartz, wife of Geo. Schwartz, died in The Dalles Wednesday night of last week after an illness that has kept her bedfast for several months. Mrs. Schwartz was born in New Brunswick a daughter of Adam and Jeanette Scott. She came to Oregon the first of the century and was married to Mr. Schwartz May 13, 1904. They lived in Sherman county until about twenty years ago when they retired from actual farming and moved to The Dalles where they have since made their home. The deceased is survived by her widower and one son, Walter Schwartz of The Dalles. Funeral services were held in The Dalles.
February 9, 1934
- Grandma Brock Funeral Held In Wasco Sunday. Margaret Brock, 94, familiarly known to many Sherman countians as Grandma Brock was buried in the Wasco cemetery Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Brock had been living in Salem for several years before her death. She came to Sherman county in 1889 living near the head of Cottonwood grade. Her husband a Civil War veteran, died before she came to the west with her family. Of the eight children born to Mrs. Brock, six survive. George Brock of Salem is 78, Sam of Wasco, Mrs. Jane Brock of Hood River, Mrs. Russel Brock of Goldendale and Mrs. L.G. Medler of Lebanon. Two daughters married into a Brock family that was no relation to them. Mrs. Brock was an aunt of the late W.B. Johnston of Moro.
- John E. McClure Dies In Portland. Mrs. John E. McClure died at the home of her parents in Portland Wednesday night of last week and was buried there on Monday February 5th. Mrs. McClure, 34, was a graduate of the University of Oregon and a teacher in the Wasco high school in 1922 before she married John E. McClure and became a permanent resident of the Wasco vicinity. Besides her husband she leaves two children and her parents to mourn her.
- The funeral services for Mrs. Brock was held Sunday afternoon from the Christian church with Rev. Warner officiating. Mrs. Brock died last Thursday in Salem. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery.
February 16, 1934
- Lemuel James Foss Buried In Athena Sunday. Lemuel James Foss, father of John Foss of this city, died at his son’s home near Redmond Thursday February 15th and was buried in Athena Sunday. Mr. Foss was born in New Hampshire, July 25, 1845 and came to Oregon in 1884 on April 4th, after living in Missouri and Wisconsin for some years. He was engaged in the hardware business for many years in Athena. Surviving him are three sons and three daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. F. Foss of Moro, J.A. Foss of Redmond, A.A. Foss of Freewater, Miss Essie Foss of Spokane, Mrs. Nellie Taggart of Spokane and Mrs. Mattie Hill of Nampa, Idaho are the children.
- Arthur Molesworth Dies In Seattle Feb. 6th. Friends of Mrs. Arthur Molesworth will be grieved to learn of her sudden death in Seattle, February 6th from ether pneumonia following a major operation. She was born a few miles east of Wasco in August, 1885 but has made her home in Portland for the past thirty years. She was married to Arthur Molesworth in May 1912. Is survived by her husband and one son Frank, a medical student at O.S. C. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Peddicord of Corvallis, a sister Ruth and brother Ferrill also of Corvallis, Grace Kanp of Petaluma, Cal., and Beulah Griesback of Portland.
February 23, 1934
- Menerva Jane Medler Buried In Wasco Tuesday. Menerva Jane Medler, 88, pioneer of Sherman county, died at her home northeast of Wasco Sunday morning about 8 o’clock from an illness resulting from her age. Mrs. Medler, nee McLavey, was born April 15th, 1845 near Huntington, West Virginia and lived there until her marriage to Bruno F. Medler on November 26, 1864. The young couple lived on a farm in West Virginia until 1876 when they came west settling near Walla Walla where they lived until 1880 when the new land just beginning to open in what is now Sherman county brought them here. Mr. Medler was successful in this new location and increased his first three quarters of pre-emption land many fold and at the time of his death owned a large tract of land north and west of Wasco. He died in 1908. Since that time Mrs. Medler has lived on the home place with her eldest son, Julius. Nine children were born to them, six of whom are still alive. They are Julius, on the home place, Walter of Wasco, Fred, of Portland, Mrs. Ida Woolen of Portland, Mrs. E.E. Barnum of Moro, and Mrs. C.W. Johnson of Wasco. Sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Christian church in Wasco under the direction of Crandall’s. The Rev. R.A. Hutchinson gave the sermon. J.T. Johnson had charge of the singing. A quartette composed of Harland Johnson, Mrs. Vinton Watkins, Mrs. M.G. Tuel and John T. Johnson, Jr. sang. Pallbearers were John T. Johnson, A.S. Johnson, Frank Lamborn, Clide Fridley, Ben Andrews, and Charles Everett. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery.
- William Bigelow Dies In Wasco Monday. William Bigelow known to many Sherman countians as a machine man of the days when tractors were a new thing here, died in Wasco Monday afternoon and was buried Tuesday in the Wasco cemetery. Mr. Bigelow was born in Michigan June 1, 1870 and came to Oregon in 1890. He first came to Sherman county as an employee of the tractor company in 1917 and he has remained here practically ever since. He is survived by a brother, J.H. Bigelow of Portland, a sister Mrs. Frank Summerville of the same city and several nieces and nephews.
March 2, 1934
March 9, 1934
- The friends of Mrs. Wesley Wilde were very sorry to hear of her death Wednesday morning at the Portland Sanitarium. [Rosa]
March 16, 1934
- Horace Strong Dies Suddenly At Eugene Home. Horace W. Strong, well known resident of this vicinity for many years, died suddenly at his home in Eugene Monday morning. Mr. Strong was a native of Oregon having been born in Douglas county January 2, 1869. His parents were among those who made the trip across the plains in 1852. In 1881 the family came to Sherman county and took up land and as the deceased came of age he started farming on the place he has owned since. It is just below Moro, one of the best improved farms in the county. June 6, 1892 Ida Miller became Mrs. Strong. She survives her husband. Four children also survive. They are Leon B., of Washington, D.C., Truman, of Moro, Mrs. Ted Ball of Grass Valley and Mrs. Harold Potter of Eugene. Since 1919 the Strongs have lived in Eugene. Two brothers, Perry, of The Dalles, and Harvey of Walker and one sister Mrs. Ella Wolford of Walker and the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Margaret Slater are still living. Funeral services were held Tuesday March 13 in Eugene and interment was made in that city.
- “Pat” Siscel Buried In Wasco Wednesday. Perry B. Siscel, former resident of Wasco, died in a Bend hospital Monday afternoon from the effects of an emergency operation for stomach ulcers. He was proprietor of a business in Redmond. Before moving to that town he was in the confectionery store in Wasco with Steve McMillian. Mr. Siscel was a member of one of the pioneer families of Sherman county being a son of Emsley Siscel who came to the county in the early eighties and remained to develop the country. The deceased was 47 years of age. He leaves his widow to whom he was recently married, his mother, living at Wasco, and two sisters, Mrs. G.L. Coleman of The Dalles and Mrs. T.S. Eaton of Alhambra, Cal., and one brother Charles. Funeral services were held at Redmond Wednesday morning at 10:30 after which the body was brought to Wasco where graveside services were conducted by the Knights of Pythias lodge. Mrs. Marie B. Cooper and Mrs. O.G. Hilderbrand, cousins of Mr. Siscel and Mrs. Steve McMillian and daughter drove to Redmond Tuesday to attend the services.
- Aged Man Found Dead. Saturday a man was found dead in the little cabin near the water tank east of Carlisle’s service station on the Columbia highway and Coroner Wilcox and Sheriff Christman were called to make the usual investigations. The man was bout 60 years old of average height. No papers of any kind were found on him or among his possessions which consisted only of the barest necessities. He was buried in The Dalles by Zell’s in a grave marked unknown.
March 23, 1934
March 30, 1934
April 6, 1934
- W.H. Moore Called By Death. Mrs. Laura Cushman Moore, widow of Walter H. Moore, and one of the pioneer residents of Sherman county died late Thursday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. H.S. McDanel in Portland. Mrs. Moore was born near Cherokee, California in 1855 and came to Sherman county in 1882. Shortly after her arrival here she married Walter Moore who later became one of Sherman county’s best known citizens. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H.S. McDanel, and Mrs. H.A. Moore both of Portland and one brother, E.A. Cushman of Moro. Services will be held in the Portland crematorium.
- Clair C. Young Dies In Portland Sunday. Clair C. Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Young, died at his home in Portland Saturday after an illness that affected him some weeks ago. He was born in 1882 in Linn county where his father managed a lumber mill. When a young man he lived in Tygh valley with his parents and afterward was foreman of the railroad shops in The Dalles where he lived for many years. He is survived by his parents who live in Moro, Mrs. E.A. Watkins of Tygh Valley, Mrs. Frank Fagan of McMinnville, Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder of Moro. His widow, Thora, also survives. He was a Mason for many years and had reached the highest degrees in that order. Final services were held at the Portland crematorium.
- Charles E. Poole Buried Today In The Dalles. Charles Poole, well known former resident of Sherman county died at his home in The Dalles Wednesday morning after an illness that has caused ill health for a number of years. Poole was connected with the Holt machine company for years and was one time an employee of the Caterpillar tractor company of The Dalles and Arlington. He was born at Bell Plane, Iowa December 14, 1878 and came to Sherman county early in the century. He was married to Wilma Pinkerton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Pinkerton of this city. Beside his widow, four sons survive Mr. Poole. They are: Robert, Donald, Linden and Harry. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Crandall’s in The Dalles.
April 13, 1934
- Bertha Dellinger Buried In The Dalles. Mrs. Bertha Dellinger, wife of James Dellinger of Kent, passed away in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday evening after an illness that brought her to that place for an operation. Mrs. Dellinger, nee Bertha Vogel, was born in Hedrick, Iowa July 25, 1887. While a resident of that state she was married to James Dellinger in 1905 and came to Oregon. After some years spent in The Dalles they moved to Kent where they have made their home ever since. Besides her widower the deceased leaves three children, Mrs. Elmer Hansen of Goldendale, Mrs. Paul Stout of Shaniko and Arnold, a son at home, one grandson, Kenneth Stout, four sisters, Mrs. Effie Parrish of Troutdale, Mrs. Fina McAnninch of Colfax, Iowa, Mrs. George Giestal of Athena and Mrs. Tilla Hansen of Douds, Iowa, six brothers, Albert of Millers, Charles, Peter, Edward and George of The Dalles and Fred of Viento and one half brother William Shultz, now living in Canada. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in The Dalles and was attended by a large number of neighbors from the Kent community. Pall bearers were Frank Hayes, Frank von Borstel, Ted von Borstel, J.E. Norton, A.A. Dunlap and Arthur Justesen. Mrs. L.H. Ayres was in charge of the music. Zell’s were in charge of the services.
April 20, 1934
- “Lum” Brock Laid To Rest Monday. Charles W. Brock is the most recent of Sherman county’s pioneers to be laid to rest. He died in Wasco Saturday after a lingering illness and was buried Monday in the Wasco cemetery. Brock came to Sherman county in 1884 from the valley with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Brock. He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. A.M. Hicks of Wasco, two brothers, R.W. of Hood River and J.L. of Cooks, Wash. Funeral services were held in Wasco Monday afternoon under the direction of Zell’s. Pallbearers were C.A. Tom, W.E. Tate, C.N. Fridley, G.N. Sargent, R.H. McKean and John T.Johnson. Rev. Walter Warner delivered the sermon.
- Elwood Thompson, 73, Died April 14. Elwood Thompson, 73, for 18 years a resident of West Linn, died April 14. He is survived by six children, William of California, John, Aaron, Hubert, and Elwood of West Linn and Mrs. Sadie Moore of Gladstone. Neil McDonald of Moro is a sister. Eight grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held Monday the 16th.
April 27, 1934
- Drowned Man Still Unidentified. No information has been received about the man who was drowned in the Deschutes river a week ago Sunday. While the section crews along the river were instructed to look for the body no one has reported finding it. An attempt to check on the identity of the man resulted in failure as no man has been reported as missing from any of the ranches and sheep camps along the river. It is now thought that the man was traveling along the railroad when he decided to cross over with the result that he was drowned.
- M. Young Funeral Held Tuesday. A.M. Young, county treasurer, died early Sunday morning at his home in Moro after an illness that has kept him bedridden for more than a year. He was born in Ohio on July 4, 1858. When a young man he learned the flour milling trade and followed that business for many years in several of the middle, western states before coming to Oregon in 1880. He operated flour mills throughout the Willamette valley counties for many years until he came to Tygh valley in the early years of the century. He managed the mill there for 14 years. He moved to Sherman county and was elected county treasurer in 1924, a position he held until his death. Shortly after coming to Oregon he was married to Florence Stayton, for whose parents the town of Stayton was named. Three daughters born to them survive. They are Mrs. Z.A. Watkins of Tygh Valley, Mrs. F.E. Fagan of McMinnville, and Mrs. D.A. Van Gilder of Moro. Clare, a son, died recently in Portland. Three brothers and a sister also survive. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church in Moro under the direction of Zell’s. Rev. H.G. Hansen, former pastor here and now of Independence, gave the sermon. The Odd-Fellows lodge of Moro attended the body and had charge of the graveside services. Mr. Young was a charter member of the Tygh Valley lodge and was an enthusiastic member of the lodge here. Pall bearers were P.C. Axtell, J.C. McKean, A.H. Barnum, L.L. Peetz, W.B. Rice and G. Douma.
- Grass Valley. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zeigler last Thursday but the infant did not live. Zeigler returned from the hospital this week.
May 4, 1934
- Body Of Man Found At Mile Post 21. The body of the man who was drowned in the Deschutes river a week ago last Sunday was found near mile post 21 Saturday by members of the section crew. Sheriff Sexton and Coroner Calloway of Wasco county were called and Coroner Wilcox of Sherman county went to The Dalles taking John Fairchild and Kenneth Todd to identify the clothing worn by the man. He was wearing a hickory shirt and blue overalls which the boys remembered. It was impossible to find any papers on the body that would give his identity. A total of $2.85 was found in his pockets. The theory that it was a man named Myers has been disproven as he is working near Shaniko at the present time.
- David S. Young, postmaster at Dufur, died in The Dalles Monday night after a brief illness. At one time he was a resident of the Wasco neighborhood having farmed the land just south of town in the early days. He was a brother of Mrs. John Royce of Wasco. The funeral was held Thursday in The Dalles.
May 11, 1934
May 18, 1934
May 25, 1934
June 1, 1934
- L. Beardsley Dies In Dalles Hospital. Lester Beardsley, for four years section boss at Wasco, died in a hospital in The Dalles Monday night after a short illness. Mr. Beardsley had been in The Dalles for treatment a few days before his death but his illness was not considered dangerous. The funeral was held Wednesday in Arlington, the former home of the diseased. He leaves a widow and five children.
- News Of Long Ago For Those Whose Memory Is Long. From the Observer June 6, 1895. A.J. Dufur died at his home in Dufur on the 5th, in the 71st year of his age.
- John McCune returned to Moro Wednesday morning after an absence of nearly two years. He has been in Monmouth with his mother who passed away last week at the age of 88 years.
June 8, 1934
- Julia Newcomb Buried In Camas. Mrs. Julia Newcomb died at the home of her son, J.S. Newcomb in Grass Valley Friday night June 1, after a short illness resulting from a paraletic stroke. She had been in Grass Valley for several weeks. Mrs. Newcomb first came to Sherman county in 1883 when with her husband, Talmon Newcomb, she came from California where they had been married in 1874. For a number of years they farmed south of Finnegan creek and Mr. Newcomb operated a threshing machine in addition to his farm. About twenty five years ago the family moved to Camas, Wash., where they have resided since. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb. The funeral was held Sunday in Camas.
- Grass Valley. The eight day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peterson died at The Dalles last Thursday and was buried in the local cemetery Friday afternoon. [Lois Ann]
June 15, 1934
- Wangeman Buried Monday In Wasco. Mrs. Mary Anne Wangeman, mother of Mrs. Chas. Everett died at the Everett home in Wasco Friday night after an illness that had kept her bedfast for three years. Mrs. Wangeman was 86 years of age at the time of her death and she had lived in Wasco for last ten years of her life. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Crandall’s chapel in The Dalles and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
- M.L. Fritts died at her home in Goldendale Friday of last week and services for her were held in Wasco Monday afternoon with interment being made in the Wasco cemetery by the side of a son who was buried there. The deceased had long been a resident of Sherman county before going to Golden a few years ago with her husband. She was the mother of Mrs. Ted Everett of Portland, Mrs. Lawrence Rakes of Toledo and Walter Fritts of Tygh Valley and Cecil Fritts, now of California. [Achsah E.]
- The friends of “Grandma” Wangeman will be sorry to hear of her death last Saturday morning. She had been ill for about three and a half years.
June 22, 1934
June 29, 1934
- Ott Smith Killed In Auto Accident. Car Totally Wrecked As It Tips Over In Road. Smith Was Alone At Time. Accident Victim Never Regains Consciousness. Walter Ott Smith was fatally injured Sunday evening about six o’clock when his car overturned on the Sherman highway between the county line marker and the foot of the hill south of Kent. Smith was returning from Antelope where he had gone to watch the end of the ball game and was alone in the car. Jack Kelly was driving a short distance behind him and just before the accident noticed the Smith car wobble in the road, run down the three foot bank come back into the road and turn over several times. Kelly put Smith into his car and to Grass Valley where superficial examination caused observers to believe that he had suffered a skull fracture. Tom Garrett and Tom Alley accompanied Kelly to The Dalles with the injured man and placed him in the hospital where he died Monday morning about six o’clock. The body of the car was a total wreck as doors, upholstery and glass was scattered for several yards along the road. Mr. Smith was a native of Tennessee having been born in the same village as R.R. Butler. He received a good education and was respected by his friends for his knowledge and penmanship. He has lived in Sherman county for several years during which time he farmed the Walton and Ireland farms near Kent. The funeral was held in Kent Monday afternoon at two o’clock under the auspices of the Odd-Fellows and with members of the American Legion in attendance. Deceased was a veteran of the Spanish-American war. The body was taken to Portland for cremation and the ashes will be sent to Elizabeth, Tennessee for burial. Surviving are his widow, Camelia, two brothers, Herbert of Mitchell, C.I. of Washington, D.C. and two sisters still in Tennessee.
July 6, 1934
- Granville Phillips Dead At Hood River Home. Granville Phillips, former resident of the Kent community, died at his home near Hood River Wednesday evening at the advanced age of 85 years. Phillips was a native of Indiana and has lived in Oregon for thirty years, a large part of which was spent at Kent. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in Hood River. Mr. Philips is survived by his widow, who is the mother of A.S. Johnson of Moro and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Hennagin of Wasco.
- Former Principal Dies In Portland. E. Dunton, recently the democratic candidate for state school superintendent and formerly the principal of Moro schools died at a Portland hospital from the effects of an operation last week. Mr. Dunton taught here in 1915. Since that time he had continued in school work and was superintendent of the Molalla schools at the time of his death.
- Town Talk. Emmett Sells, former resident of Moro died at his home in North Bend Saturday. He left here about twenty years ago.
July 13, 1934
July 20, 1934
- In Memoriam. Walter O. Smith passed from this life on June 25th, 1934. The light of his life has gone out, his ashes are strewn on the waters of the river which flows past his boyhood home. All that was mortal is gone, but immortal is the memory of his good deeds and noble heart. He has gone to “the land where the rainbow never fades” and where we hope to meet him when our final call has come. From a loved one.
July 27, 1934
August 3, 1934
- Former Pastor Dies. Friends of Rev Arthur Hicks were grieved to learn of his death at his home in Fowler, Cal., July 16. Rev. Hicks was pastor of the Moro Presbyterian church for several months in 1927 and 1928 before he was obliged to resign on account of failing health. He was chaplain in France during the world war, with the rank of captain. The American Legion conducted the funeral services on July 19. He is survived by his widow.
August 10, 1934
- Jay Hendricks the young musician who was injured last Saturday night near Biggs, died in the hospital Sunday night after a week of suffering from the accident that crushed the lower part of his body.
August 17, 1934
- Grass Valley. W.J. Davis received word last week of the death of her brother, Ira Smith, at Lakeview, and with her son, Sam and wife she left immediately to attend the funeral, returning Sunday evening.
- Mrs. Mary Frances Miller passed away after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.R. Walsh with whom she had lived for the past two and a half years. Previously her home was in Vancouver. She leaves four children, Mrs. Ralph Sturgess of Coquille, Mrs. Erwin Gluth of Rainier, Homer Miller of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, Mrs. Walsh and two brothers and one sister living in Kansas. She was 65 years of age at the time of her death.
August 24, 1934
- Grass Valley. George Roth, younger brother of Henry Roth, of this city was killed at Lind, Wash. Sunday in an automobile accident. The funeral was held there Thursday.
August 31, 1934
- Thomas B. Searcy Buried In Moro. Deceased Was Pioneer Farmer Who Loved His Land. Another of the real old pioneers of the county passed from this earth last Friday morning when Thomas B. Searcy, unwilling to go to a hospital with what he felt was an incurable illness, ended his life. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Searcy was born near Springfield, Ill., January 1, 1860 of pioneer parents. His early life was spent in the country made famous by Abraham Lincoln. In the early ‘80s he came to Oregon and located in Sherman county in 1883 on a homestead that is still a part of his home place. On November 20, 1895 he married Miss Lena Shelton, who taught one of the first schools in the Boardman district. To this union were born eight children, all of them surviving their father. They are: Mrs. Harry Pinkerton, of Moro, Phillip and Seral of Moro, John of Hillsboro, Chester of Moro, Owen of Corvallis, Morris of Yakima and Mrs. Charles Ruggles of Moro. Five brothers still living in the east also survive. Mr. Searcy has always been one of the county’s respected farmers. He loved his land and wished to remain on it, caring for his stock, improving his acres. His farm was his life. He carefully planned each task, giving his entire attention to his farm and his family. Each of the eight children has received an education in local and higher schools. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon with Lawrence Mitchelmore delivering the sermon and interment was in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
September 7, 1934
September 14, 1934
- Edna Brown, 44, who was formerly Edna Elcock of Moro died in The Dalles Wednesday in a hospital. She was the mother of Gerald and Ted Kelly of Kent and a former wife of Jack Kelly of the same town.
September 21, 1934
- Joseph J. Miller Dies In Walla Walla. Pneumonia Fatal To Injured Man After Five Days. Joseph J. Miller, of Miller, died in a Walla Walla hospital Monday evening from the effects of pneumonia, the after effects of an automobile accident of the Thursday previous. Miller was on the way to Spokane with W.H. Ragsdale of this city and Lee S. Hines of The Dalles. The car left the highway about three miles north of Walla Walla and Mr. Miller was thrown into the front seat onto the other men. He did not seem to be seriously injured but was left at the hospital to recover from shock. As he was recovering pneumonia attacked him with fatal results. Mr. Miller was born at Miller bridge where he resided at the time of his death, on Oct. 3, 1871, the son of Thomas Jefferson Miller, an early pioneer of Oregon. He lived in Klickitat county, Washington for a large part of his youth and was interested in steam boating on Lake Okanogan and the upper Columbia for several years after finishing his schooling. About thirty years ago he returned to Sherman county and entered the meat business at Wasco with his brother. Since retiring from this venture he has lived at Millers, caring for his several sections of land and a herd of cattle and managing a warehouse until he sold it to the cooperatives. The deceased was married to Rosa Klimt [Klimpt] of The Dalles in 1891. She survives him as do four children, Mrs. E.L. Jordon, Mrs. Etta Irwin, J. Donald and Joseph Jr. all of Millers. A brother and a sister live in The Dalles. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from Callaway’s in The Dalles with the Rev. W.I. Eck officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the Wasco cemetery.
September 28, 1934
October 5, 1934
- Ben Morford Dies Suddenly. Ben Morford, 40, well known farmer and horse trainer living east of Wasco, died suddenly Friday afternoon at the John Stevenson place from what was thought to be heart trouble. Morford came to the Stevenson place for a tank of water and remained for dinner. After that meal he went to the barn to take the shoes off a team of horses belonging to Mr. Stevenson and as he approached the horses he fell dead without speaking. The deceased came to Sherman county in 1927 and has lived on his homestead east of Klondike since. He occasionally worked on farms and broke horses for neighbors. He is reported to have been a master of horsemanship and an almost perfect man physically. He was recently married to Miss Etta Houston, manager of the Wasco telephone exchange. Mr. Morford was born in Yakima, and came here from Prineville. The funeral was held in The Dalles Sunday and interment was made in the cemetery there.
- Grass Valley. Milo Knight, mother of Mrs. L.K. Smith, passed away at her home near Turner last Tuesday from the effects of the stroke she suffered last week. Mrs. Smith and one brother survive.
- Word was received here last week of the death of John Parks who recently went to California to visit relatives. Mr. Parks is survived by a son Harold of Kent.
October 12, 1934
- Mrs. A.M. Wright Is Buried In Moro Cemetery. Pioneer of Sherman County Dead at 71. Mrs. Jessie Florence Adams Wright, wife of A.M. Wright, former representative in the legislature, died in a Dalles hospital October 7th, at 7 o’clock in the morning after an illness that had made an emergency operation necessary. Mrs. Wright was born in Cadiz, Ohio, January 14, 1863, a daughter of William and Mary Adams. On March 22, 1883 she was married to Albert M. Wright and two years later, in 1885, the young couple came to Oregon and what is now Sherman county where they have since made their home. In 1933 they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at the home of Wright’s life has been filled with a daughter in Moro. During her years here _______active service for all that has been to the best interest of the community as a citizen, wife, mother and friend. Her greatest activity has centered in her constant religious life. Surviving her are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Howard Belshee, Ethel, and Mrs. Charles Belshee, Eva, a foster child, Ray Havener of Klickitat, Wash. son of a departed sister, one granddaughter, Mrs. Avery Martin, of Wasco, and one great granddaughter, Janet Martin, two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Cope of Moro and Mrs. Fred Casterline of Aransas Pass, Texas and a host of friends. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church with the Rev. Cookingham of Wasco officiating assisted by D.H. Leach. Pall bearers were W.H. Ragsdale, P.C. Axtell, J.E. Coleman, C.W. Smith, V.B. Eakin and T.S. Reese. Zell’s were in charge.
- Town Talk. Thursday newspapers carried the notice of the death of S. Huntington who in early days was a lawyer in this county whose voice was always heard during the court sessions. He was 76.
October 19, 1934
- Philip S. Sorahan Dies In California. Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Philip S. Sorahan, October 2, at the home of his brother in Burney, California, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at Burney October 4th, with the American Legion in charge, of which he was a member. During the war he enlisted from Westwood, California, in the 223 Aero Squadron spending 20 months in service, 13 of which was spent overseas. Surviving the decease are his widow, Janette Nelson Sorahan, whom he married in The Dalles April 27, 1928, a mother residing in Susanville, California, three brothers, Logan of Salem, and Frank and Elmer both of California. Sorahan has made his home at Grass Valley for the past three years, prior to that living in The Dalles where he was employed as a tailor in the Williams Cleaners and J.S. Jensen shops.
- Mrs. Clifford Fridley was called to Weston last week by the sudden illness of her nephew, Melvin Barnett, who passed away a few days after her arrival.
October 26, 1934
- Grass Valley. Tobias, the 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Joyce, formerly of Grass Valley but now living near Wapinitia was killed Monday when a horse he was riding ran away with him and the saddle turned.
November 2, 1934
November 9, 1934
November 16, 1934
- Edna May Peters Buried At Grass Valley. The funeral of Mrs. Edna May Peters was held from the Baptist church in Grass Valley Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. S.L. Boyce officiating and with Zell’s directing. Mrs. Peters was the wife of John A. Peters, a well known farmer in the south end of the county. The deceased was born in Harrisville, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1895 and came to Oregon with her parents in 1904. Her girlhood was spent in Sherman county where she married Mr. Peters in January 1913. Since that time she has been a constant resident of the county. Surviving her are her widower, one son, Edwin, 16, two brothers, Joe of The Dalles and Ed of Fellows, California, three sisters, Mrs. Velma Cockerhan of McMinnville, Mrs. Charlotte West and Mrs. Sylvia Meadows of Santa Barbara, California and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Dunlap. Pall bearers were Fred Cox, Arzell Lemley, Dean Reynolds, Oscar Ruggles, Roy Tiller and W.C. Patterson, all neighbors or former neighbors of the Peters family.
- Funeral Held Saturday For Mrs. R.O. Scott. Maude Upton Scott, wife of Captain Ryland O. Scott of Wasco died in a Dalles hospital Thursday night after a short illness. She was born in Washington county, Oregon, February 3, 1874, a daughter of James B. and Amanda Upton, pioneers of the state. She was married to Mr. Scott June 30, 1897 in Portland and lived there until 1912 when they came to Sherman county to farm east of Wasco. During the war Mr. Scott was an officer in the army and they were away for a time, but moved into Wasco in 1920 to remain. She is survived by her widower, a sister, Mrs. G.H. Ostrander of Portland, two brothers, Jay H. Upton of Bend and George Upton of Forest Grove and one nephew. Mrs. Scott was an active worker in many of the community organizations of Wasco being a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Eastern Star and Pythian sisters, Episcopal church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Wasco Methodist church in Wasco with the Rev. Ernest Taylor and Rev. Cookingham officiating. The Eastern Star conducted the graveside ceremonies. Pall bearers were: Herbert Root, J.P. Yates, Harry Van Gilder, Charles Everett, Harry Proudfoot and William Nisbet.
- Mrs. W.G. Helyer received a message Sunday evening from Astoria that her mother Mrs. Cole, had died at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Helyer left for Astoria Monday morning.
- Mrs. Guy Ostrander of Portland was called here Wednesday due to the serious illness of Mrs. R. O. Scott who passed away on Thursday. Relatives who were called here for the funeral were: J.H. Upton of Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Upton and sons Edward of Forest Grove, brothers of Mrs. Scott; Mrs. Inez North and son W.C. North, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Fortner and Miss Doris Fortner all of Portland; Mrs. May Cattle of McMinnville, sisters of Mrs. Scott. They all returned home Saturday, Mrs. Ostrander returning Wednesday morning. Among those from Moro who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brisbane, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Barzee, Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Reese, Mrs. J.C. Freeman, Mrs. John Foss.
November 23, 1934
- Milton Damon Buried in Moro cemetery. The body of Milton Damon was interred at the Moro cemetery Saturday, November 17, having been brought from Portland to be laid beside that of Mrs. Damon who was buried here a few months ago. Damon died in Portland Thursday night after an illness that had made him helpless for some time. He was one of the pioneers of Sherman county settling in the ‘80s on land east of Moro now farmed by Clarence Sparling. At one time he was deputy county clerk of Sherman county and was for years associated with R.J. Ginn in a hardware store in Moro. He had lived in Portland in recent years.
November 30, 1934
- Accident Claims Life Of Mary McKinley. Car And Truck Demolished In Fatal Collision. Woman’s Son Also Injured. Driver Blinded By Lights, Drives Into Truck. An accident on the Sherman highway between one and two miles south of the Sherman county line Saturday night resulted in the death of Mrs. Mary McKinley and the injury of her son William. With Mrs. McKinley driving their light coupe the McKinley’s met Roy Barnett driving a truck loaded with a cord of wood. It is said that a sudden shower made visibility difficult and that the McKinley car was on the left side of the road. The machines hit each others right fenders the jar breaking Mrs. McKinley’s neck killing her almost instantly. Sergeant Grimm of the state police, took some pictures of the wreck showing the position of the cars. Both were on the wrong side of the road having been thrown there by the impact but it is under stood that there was no blame on the part of Barnett. Mrs. McKinley was taken to Kent where Luther Davis and Corliss Andrews brought her to Grass Valley where Dr. Poley found her already dead. Kent people watched the wreck until the officers arrived and cleared the highway. William McKinley was taken to the hospital where he will remain for a time recovering from his crushed chest. The coupe and the truck were wrecked almost beyond repair as the right sides of both were bent into junk back to the seats. Barnett was not seriously hurt. Mrs. McKinley was formerly the wife of A.T. McKinley, one time resident of Sherman county. She was the mother of four sons, Elgin, Eldo, Edward and William and was a daughter of a pioneer family of the Bakeovern country, the Wakerligs. Her funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Shaniko and interment was made at Bakeovern.
- Sabert S. Whalley, brother of Mrs. Otto Peetz and Mrs. Carrol Sayrs died in Fitzsimmons hospital in Denver Saturday November 23 from tuberculosis contracted while he was in China as a member of the US army. and Mrs. Carrol Sayrs and Mrs. Peetz left Monday for Portland to attend the funeral which was held Tuesday. Two brothers and the father survive in addition to the two sisters.
December 7, 1934
- Emma Belshee Buried At Rose Hill. Aged Pioneer Laid To Rest Beside Husband. Mrs. Emma Belshee, aged 79, died at her home in Moro Wednesday morning after several months of declining health. She was the mother of six sons and three daughters who are well known in Sherman county. Mrs. Belshee was born in Hancock county, Illinois, January 15, 1855 and was married to Joseph Frank Belshee there October 26, 1875. In 1878 they came to Oregon settling in the Willamette valley for a few years before coming to what is now Sherman county. Mrs. Belshee had lived here for more than fifty years, farming east of Monkland for the greater part of the time. Mr. Belshee operated a harness shop in Moro before his death in 1926. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church throughout her life. Surviving Mrs. Belshee are six of her sons, Robert, Howard, Roy, Charles, Homer of Sherman county and Frank of Portland, three daughters, Mrs. Frank Burnet of Moro, Mrs. Estella Benson of Portland and Mrs. Cassie Mason of Salem and 32 grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday at 1 o’clock from the Methodist church in Moro with Zell’s in charge. The sermon was given by the Rev. Frank Spalding of Hood River, a former pastor of Mrs. Belshee in the early days.
- John Wesley Wilde Buried In The Dalles. The funeral of John Wesley Wilde was held in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. W.I. Eck officiating. Wilde died Monday night in that city after a short illness. He was for many years a resident of Sherman county living in the Wasco neighborhood. He was a native of Iowa having been born at Logan in that state February 28, 1860. Two sons, Wesley and George, both of Wasco and three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Moon of Wasco and Mrs. Mildred Herriman and Mrs. Amanda Fagan of The Dalles survive.
December 14, 1934
December 21, 1934
- Man Reported Killed. Sheriff Chrisman was called to the south end of the county Thursday afternoon to investigate an accident in which a man was reported killed. The scene of the accident was at the mouth of Buckhollow near the bridge and it is not known whether it was in Sherman county or Wasco county, nor was the identity of the man learned.
- Emory H. Fuller Killed In Wreck. Clash of Cars Below The Dalles Results in Instant Death. Funeral is Held Tuesday. American Legion In Charge Of Services For Veteran. Emory H. Fuller was instantly killed Sunday afternoon six and a half miles west of The Dalles in an automobile accident. He was driving from Oregon City to Moro. As he rounded a curve his car struck another driven by Paul Carpenter, of Corvallis, and was demolished either by turning over onto the pavement or striking the rock wall along the road. Carpenter’s car was not badly damaged and neither he nor his companion were seriously hurt although they spent the day and night in the hospital with cuts and bruises. Emory H. “Dutch” Fuller was a native of Sherman county having been born near Rufus. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Fuller, old time residents of this county. He attended school at Lexington where the family lived for some years and at Harmony where they lived later. He then moved to Kelso. In 1917 he joined the navy and served at San Diego part of the time in the submarine service. He was discharged in 1919. In 1924, he was married to Gladys McMillian of Wasco. One son, Max, was born to them. Fuller died early in 1927. In late years the deceased has been engaged in farming, trucking and in buying stock in this county although he has been engaged in the stock business at Oregon City for a few months. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Legion hall with Rev. R.A. Hutchinson of The Dalles giving the sermon. Members of the American Legion, of which Mr. Fuller was a member, arranged a military funeral for him. Pallbearers were George Updegraff, Joe Truit, Theodore Johnston, Frank Forbes, Irwin Morris, and Omer Sayrs. Chaplain was Wily Knighten and Seral Searcy played the solemn notes of taps to complete the final adieu given each member of Uncle Sam’s service. Miss Velma Powell sang three solos. The firing squad was under the leadership of Neal Freeman and Paul McCulloch. Surviving Mr. Fuller are six brothers, Henry of Carson, Wash., Walter, Chester, Jack and James of Portland and Wesley of Moro; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Jackson, of Seattle, Mrs. Orville Ritte and Mrs. Armour Spalding of Portland, Mrs. Fred Beymer of Redmond and Mrs. Hugh Bartrum of Valsetz, all were present at the funeral with the exception of Mrs. Jackson. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
- Word was received here this week that John Henrichs, a brother of the late William Henrichs, died at his home at Clarkston, Wn. Several from Wasco left to attend the funeral among them being Mr. and Mrs. Ove Hansen and Mrs. Anna Lee.
December 28, 1934
- James Dennis Succumbs To Burns. Mrs. James Dennis was buried Monday December 24 from the Methodist church in Grass Valley. Her death resulted from the severe burns she received ten days ago when her dress caught fire from the stove in her home. Margaret Scott Dennis was born in New Brunswick, the daughter of Adam and Jeanette Scott natives of Scotland. In February 1901 she was married James Dennis in The Dalles and has lived in Sherman county every since that time the larger part in Grass Valley. Mr. Dennis died in 1932. Mrs. Dennis was 65 years, 5 months and one day of age at the time of her death having been born July 22, 1869. Her death occurred early Sunday morning. Surviving her are two brothers, Thomas and John Scott and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Grant and Mrs. Elizabeth Walton all of New Brunswick and Mrs. Fred Krusow of Grass Valley. Pallbearers were S.B. Holmes, H. Zeigler, R.J. Baker, L.K. Smith, Charles Schwartz and Geo. Wilcox. Rev. S.L. Boyce gave the sermon and Zell’s funeral home conducted the service.
January 4, 1935
- Bud Moore Killed By Falling Auto. Repair Job Results In Death Of Well Known Farmer. Funeral Will Be Sunday. Odd-Fellows Will Be In Charge Of Services. Bud Moore, 36, a farmer residing eight miles southwest of Grass Valley, was almost instantly killed Monday about noon when his car fell on his chest causing internal injuries and suffocation. Mr. Moore was relining the brakes on the car and had one wheel off and the car raised on two jacks. As he worked he moved the car slightly causing the jack on the side where there was no wheel to slip and let the differential case of the car down on his chest. He said “Get me out of here” to his nephew who was working nearby and the nephew raised the car but could not extricate Mr. Moore. Other help was brought but too late. Bud Moore had been a resident of Sherman county for about 19 years coming here from Wasco county. He worked for many years for Clyde Smith and has been farming for fifteen years. He was married five years ago and has one daughter. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the auditorium with the Grass Valley Odd-Fellows lodge in charge of the ceremonies as Mr Moore was a devoted member. Two sisters, Mrs. Grace Bogue and Mrs. Kirk Petty of Phoenix, Arizona, are expected. Other survivors are his widow, Julia, Guy, a brother of The Dalles and a sister, Mrs. Maud Grace of The Dalles. Zell’s will be in charge and interment will be in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley
January 11, 1935
- Large Crowd Attends Final Moore Rites. One of the largest crowds that has gathered at the Grass Valley auditorium for many years met Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of Bud Moore who was instantly killed December 31 when a car he was working on fell on his chest. Rev. S.L. Boyce gave the sermon assisted by Rev. Ed. C. Cofer former minister at Grass Valley. A trio, Ellen Cox, Helene Lemley and Orville Ruggles, sang, accompanied by Charolotte Ruggles. Pallbearers were: Ernest Blaylock, Frank Bayer, T.M. Rolfe, Lester Smith, Clyde Smith and Ray Blake. Interment was in the Odd-Fellows cemetery under the direction of Zell’s. Odd-Fellows were in charge of the services.
January 18, 1935
- Neil McDonald, 1882 Settler, Buried Sunday. Neil McDonald, resident of Sherman county since 1882, died at his home near Hay Canyon Thursday night, January 10 from a long illness that has kept him incapacitated for several years. Mr. McDonald was born in Ontario, Canada, January 26, 1865 and came to what is now Sherman county in the early eighties settling on land east of Moro. He married Bertha Thompson who survives him, November 29, 1895. Four children also remain, George, who is farming the home place, Mrs. Eltha Rader and Mrs. Florence Bruckert all of Moro and Mrs. Clara Houston of Chilliwack, B.C. Two brothers, John and George of Hardman survive Mr. McDonald. The deceased has been a respected member of his community since it was first begun, taking his place in church and school and faternal affairs. He was a member of the Odd-Fellows lodge of Moro. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church in Moro with interment in Rosehill cemetery. Cookingham gave the sermon, with a quartette composed of Mrs. Wilford Belshee, Mrs. L.H. Nahouse, Tom Fraser and L.H. Nahouse giving the music. Pallbearers were P.C. Axtell, Wilford Belshe, T.S. Reese, J.C. McKean and Melvin Schadewitz. Zell was in charge.
- Items That Were News 39, 29, and 19 Years In The Past. From the Observer, Jan. 23, 1896. The wife of Dave Fuller, living on the John Ginn Monkland farm, died suddenly of heart disease one day last week.
January 25, 1935
February 1, 1935
- Mr. and Mrs. Marion Howell were called to Mosier Friday due to the death of Mrs. Howell’s father.
February 8, 1935
- Metta Patjens Martin Dies At Age Of 70 Years. Mrs. Metta Patjens Martin passed away at her home in Vancouver, Washington February 1, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 1 day. She was born in Germany in 1865, and married to Deidrich Patjens December 1886. They came to Sherman county in 1891, and made their home near Bourbon. In 1912 they moved to Felido, Washington. Mr. Patjens died in 1919 and Mrs. Patjens was married to A.F. Martin at Vancouver, Wash. in 1923. Mrs. Martin’s second husband preceded her in death succumbing in 1932. Surviving her are five children. One son, John Patjens of Filido, Washington; four daughters, Mrs. Marie M. Grant and Mrs. Rosa G. Webber of Vancouver, Washington; Mrs. Lizzie M. Grant of Par-Harper of Portland; and seventeen grandchildren. [Note: “Par-Harper” is a typesetter’s error.]
- James Tomlin Dies At 87, Services Saturday. James Tomlin, well known citizen of Sherman county for fifty years, died in Klamath Falls Tuesday morning after several years of suffering with rheumatism. Graveside services will be held at the Moro cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock under the direction of Zell’s. Mr. Tomlin was born in Missouri February 17, 1848 and would have attained the age of 87 years had he been spared until that date this year. He was married to Laura Ellen Thornton in Stockton, Missouri, December 7, 1879 and six years later came to Moro where they have lived since. Tomlin died in 1919. In Sherman county Mr. Tomlin has been engaged in many enterprises. He drilled wells over a large part of the county thirty years ago and later, when operating a blacksmith shop, he invented the Tomlin weeder that is still used on many fields each year. Surviving him are seven children, Mrs. H.P. Kunsman, of Moro; Mrs. W.Y. Shearer, Shedd; Edward L. of Portland, Carl A. of Klamath Falls, Ben F. of San Francisco, George D. Klamath Falls and Laurel L. of Moro.
February 15, 1935
- William Slater Buried At Lebanon. Mrs. William Slater, grandmother of Truman Strong, died at the home of Mrs. Horace Strong in Eugene, Friday February 8, and was buried Sunday at Lebanon. She was 85 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. Slater, born Margaret Badger, lived in Sherman county from 1882 until the nineties when she moved to Newberg. With her husband she was among the first of the settlers who came to this county settling in Grass Valley canyon east of Moro. In late years Mrs. Slater has lived with Mrs. Strong in Eugene.
- W.E. Garrett Dies, Age 72 Years. The funeral of Mrs. W.E. Garrett was held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery near that place. Mrs. Garrett had been ill for several months with an incurable heart ailment. She was 72 years of age, had been a resident of Sherman county for over thirty years coming here with her husband from Harvey county early in the century. They were married in Pendleton.
February 22, 1935
- Mrs. J.C. Hockman Dies Of Paralysis. Deceased Was Resident Of County For 38 Years. The funeral of Mrs. J.C. Hockman was held from the Community church Monday afternoon with the Rev. R.A. Hutchinson, a resident of Sherman county since 1897, died suddenly Friday night after an illness of only a few hours. She was transacting business in town and while at the office of the Moro Grain Growers became ill and suffered a stroke of paralysis. She was taken to her home and later in the evening was taken to The Dalles in an ambulance, dying just as she reached the hospital. Mrs. Linnie Hockman was born in Minnesota May 15, 1867 and came to Sherman county from Washington 38 years ago. She has since lived near Moro. Surviving her are her widower, Joseph C., four daughters, Mrs. May Belshe of Moro, Mrs. Lottie Lee of Portland, Mrs. Mollie McLachlan of Portland and Adeline Hockman of Portland; two sons, Ben of The Dalles and Orville of Moro; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pall bearers were Wilford Belshe, Tom Douma, Truman Strong, Clarence Sparling, James Kenny and Mel Schadewitz. Honorary pall bearers were J.C. McKean, L.L. Peetz, W.J. Martin, J.C. Freeman, R.W. Pinkerton, Roy Powell, John Foss and M. Bull. Mrs. Wilford Belshe and Tom Fraser sang. [Place of Burial – Moro IOOF cemetery]
- Robert J. Ginn Ends Active Life. Busy Business Career Ended By Death. Ginn Former Legislator. Record of Own Business and Public Affairs Kept. Robert J. Ginn died Monday afternoon February 18 at his home in Moro after an illness of ten days. He had been identified with business, social, religious and political life in this county for forty years, was one of the few remaining persons who settled in the county before the rush of settlement in 1883 and ’84. He was born in Ontario, Canada December 15, 1857, lived in Minnesota from 1860 to 1870 and came with his parents to Umatilla county, Oregon after that date. In 1880 he came to what is now Sherman county and took land west of Moro. After a few years of farming he moved to Biggs and entered business dealing in hardware and buying wheat. Since that time, except for a few years spent in Portland, he was engaged in business in Sherman county. When Moro became a town Mr. Ginn moved here and started a hardware store. He was interested in the development of many business enterprises having been manager of the first bank here, and aided the first telephone line. In 1903 he served the district in the state legislature, was Republican committeman for many years, served as school director, was among the first councilmen of the new city when it was incorporated and was for several years county commissioner. During all the years of active life Mr. Ginn kept records, not only of is personal business but also of public affairs until at the time of his death his papers would be a basis for a complete history of Sherman county. Mr. Ginn was married to Jeanette McDonald in 1882 and has three children by that marriage, Arthur of Pendleton, Ellwood of The Dalles and Mrs. Jeanette Bates of Salem. In 1894, after the death of his first wife he married Carrie Coleman who survives him. Five children by his second marriage also survive. They are Mrs. Faith Needham of Los Angeles, Marjorie Ginn of Moro, Mildred Ginn a Methodist missionary at Quilon, India, Richard Ginn of Spokane and Harold Ginn of Moro. A brother of Walla Walla and two sisters, Minnie of Walla Walla and Ella of Canada also survive. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church of which the deceased was a long and faithful member with Zell’s in charge. The Rev. Frank Spalding, of Hood River, with whom Mr. Ginn was associated in early day church work, gave the sermon. Miss Velma Powell was soloist. Pall bearers were E.E. Barnum, A.H. Barnum, Tom Douma, Joe Peters, W.J. Martin and Melvin Schadewitz. Interment was in the Moro cemetery.
- Robert Evans received word from Phoenixville, Pa., that his father James Evans had passed away on February 16. He was a brother of Mrs. Henry Richelderfer, a Sherman county pioneer.
March 1, 1935
March 8, 1935
- Wasco Matron Buried Tuesday Afternoon. The funeral of Mrs. Frank Knox, who died Saturday night in a hospital in The Dalles, was held Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Roy Cookingham officiating. It was held in the Methodist church. Mrs. Knox was born August 15, 1902 at Logan, but has lived in Sherman county for many of her 32 years. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Byers are residents of The Dalles. Three daughters, Donna and Dorothy, twins 12 and Jessie 10 survive her as does her widower, Frank Knox, warehouseman for the Farmer’s National Warehouse company. Two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Wickman of Idaho and Mrs. Irene Knox of Tygh Valley and a brother John Byers of The Dalles also survive. Mrs. Knox has been ill for some time and was taken to the hospital six weeks ago. She was improving until late last week when an emergency operation became necessary from which she could not recover.
March 15, 1935
- Albert Kruger, former resident of the Moro vicinity, died at The Dalles Sunday night, after making long strides toward recovery from the paralysis that affected him seriously a couple of years ago. Kruger was born in Minnesota January 28, 1880. He came to Sherman county with his family from Sherwood where he had extensive farming interests and farmed the Krusow place east of town for several years. Surviving him are his widow, two sons, Cyril of Pendleton, George of Moro, two daughters, Gertrude who is teaching the Harmony school and Ethel of The Dalles. The funeral was held at Mountain Home.
- Josiah Marsh, Oregon pioneer passed away at Eureka, California, March 13. Mary Elizabeth Ruffner born of pioneer parents at Port Orford, Oregon, March 19, 1859. Moved to The Dalles, Oregon in 1861. Was married to Josiah Marsh April 1883. They lived in Wasco, Oregon for over 40 years where Mr. Marsh conducted a Pharmacy he having passed away March 2, 1923. Mrs. Marsh is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A.C. Hislop, Eureka, Calif., Mrs. W.E. Mocabee of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Guy A. Pound of The Dalles, Oregon, and one grandson, Marshall Pound. Funeral services will be held in Eureka, California, March 15th. Cremation at San Francisco, California, March 16. Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association.
- Aged Sheep Man Dies. Farquer McRae, who has been reported dead for several days, was found in a cabin on the Ochoco Sunday, dead from heart failure. He was one of the characters that made the Antelope country unique in the earlier days of sheep men. The funeral for the 72 year old man was held Wednesday at The Dalles where he will be buried by the side of his sister.
- Frank Hulery Dies At Home In Rufus. Mrs. Frank Hulery, Sr., mother of Frank and Tom Hulery, formerly of Moro, died at the family home at Rufus Saturday and was buried Monday from the Rufus church. Interment was at Wasco. Mrs. Hulery and her family have been residents of Sherman county since the eighties and have lived near Rufus and at Wasco all the time. Surviving her are her widower Frank Hulery; Frank Hulery, Jr., of Corvallis and Tom Hulery of Albany, two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jones and Mrs. Minnie Morris, both of Rufus. [Sarah]
March 22, 1935
- Mrs. Arthur Sawyer, nee Mildred Zell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Zell, died in The Dalles Thursday according to information received here. Mrs. Sawyer had one child.
March 29, 1935
- Heart Disease Fatal To George Wilkerson. Fair Board Member Succumbs Early Sunday Morning. George E. Wilkerson of Rufus died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack. Wilkerson had been troubled for several days with a cold and apparently feeling a pain in his chest ________d___ arose shortly after midnight to go to the medicine chest for some medicine. His wife heard him and told him to return to bed while she brought the desired article. As he stepped thru the door to the bedroom he collapsed and was dead when help was summoned to carry him to bed. Mr. Wilkerson was 54 years of age having been born September 29, 1880 in Kansas. His mother died when he was a child and he came to Rufus to live with his grandmother. He was married February 3, 1907 to Sarah Tom. He had spent the last forty years as a resident of Sherman county. He was school director, member of the fair board and interested in other public projects. For years he and Carl Everett managed the rodeo feature at Sherman county fairs and last August they promoted a like program at the Old Fort Dalles frolics. Two half sisters, Mrs. Edith Millard of Rufus and Mrs. Edna Newman of Tacoma and two aunts, Mrs. Alice McNally and Mrs. Laura Thompson of Union Gap, Wash., survive him in addition to his widow. The funeral was held from the auditorium of the Rufus school Wednesday afternoon under the direction of Zells. Pall bearers were Carl Everett, J.S. Fowler, Roy Phillippi, Walter Morris, Walter Davis and H.F. Bailey. Rev. Hutchinson gave the sermon. Interment was in The Dalles.
April 5, 1935
- J. T. Whalley Died In Portland Monday. Mrs. Margaret Peetz and Mrs. Carrol Sayrs were called to Portland Thursday afternoon by word that their father, J.T. Whalley had suffered a heart attack. He passed away Monday morning at the age of 79 years. Coming from England when a young man he prepared himself for the law and became one of the best known lawyers in Portland. He is survived by two sons in Portland, Benson and Frederick and two daughters in Moro. Mrs. Whalley died several years ago.
April 12, 1935
- Rose Kunsman Dies At Hospital. Lengthy Illness Fatal To Well Known Local Woman. The funeral of Mrs. Rose B. Kunsman was held Sunday from the Methodist church in Moro under the direction of Zell’s, and with the Rev. R.A. Hutchinson giving the sermon. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang three duets accompanied by Mrs Helen Ruggles. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery with members of the Neighbors of Woodcraft giving their impressive ceremony at the grave. Mrs. Kunsman was born in Springfield, Missouri, March 22, 1882 and came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Tomlin in 1885, settling soon afterward in Moro where Mrs. Kunsman has made her home ever since. She was married December 12, 1910 to Harry Kunsman. One daughter, Marjorie, was born to them. Mrs. Kunsman had been ill for several months and was a patient in the state hospital at The Dalles at the time of her death. Surviving her are her widower, her daughter, one sister, Mrs. Sadie Shearer of Shedd, five brothers, Carl and George of Klamath Falls, Ben of San Francisco, Ed of Portland and Laurel of Moro. She was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft.
April 19, 1935
April 26, 1935
- Heart Ailment Fatal To Bert Thompson. Life Time Citizen’s End Comes After Short Illness. Walter Albert (Ben) Thompson died in a hospital in The Dalles Saturday night after a week’s illness. A heart illness was the cause of his death. The funeral was held Tuesday morning in the Catholic church in The Dalles under the direction of Zell’s Funeral Home. Interment was made at Vancouver, Washington, where other members of the family are buried. Bert Thompson was born in The Dalles fifty years ago, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson pioneers of this section of the Mid-Columbia river country. When very young he came to Sherman county with his parents who settled on land southeast of Moro, now a part of the Hansen place. He attended school at Rutledge for many years. After the family left the farm Mr. Thompson worked on many other ranches in the county being a teamster of the old school. He was taken ill almost exactly a week before his death while at the Bart Burrel place near Moro. Surviving him are five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Barnett, and Mrs. Edith Sayrs of Sherman county, Mrs. Grace Nickerson, Mrs. Alice Thornton and Miss Ruth Thompson of Portland and one brother, Morris, of Portland.
May 3, 1935
- Leland Smith Dies. Arthur Leland Smith, 27 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lloyd Smith of Wasco county died in a hospital there Monday night after a few hours illness with tonsilitis. The young man was a nephew of Clyde Smith and Arthur Smith and is known here to many friends of the family.
May 10, 1935
- Lula Meloy Johnson Dies In Pocatello. Former Moro Girl Succumbs To Influenza. Lulu Meloy Johnson, native daughter of Sherman county, died at her home in Pocatello, Idaho, May 4, after a short illness of pneumonia. Her illness was so short that word of her death came to relatives here before a letter announcing her sickness. Mrs. Johnson was born to George Meloy and Mrs. Meloy, February 8, 1899 while they were living near Monkland. She attended school in this county and later went to Corvallis where she finished Oregon State college. She was married to C.B. Johnson March 8, 1921 at Corvallis. For several years she has been manager of the Linck School of Business at Pocatello. The funeral was held there Monday afternoon and interment was made there. Surviving her are her father, George Meloy of Moro, her mother, Mrs. Nellie Meloy of Corvallis, a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Lachlin of Live Oak, Cal., a brother George Meloy, Jr., of Moro and her widower and one son Pat, 12 years old.
May 17, 1935
May 24, 1935
- Former Resident Buried Monday. Coker Fairfield Coe, for many years a farmer of Sherman county died at his home near The Dalles Saturday and was buried in the Moro cemetery Monday afternoon after services were held in The Dalles in the morning. Coe was a brother in law of W.J. and L.H. Martin of this city. He one time farmed between Moro and Grass Valley.
May 31, 1935
June 7, 1935
June 14, 1935
- Ruth Huls received word Wednesday that her mother, Mrs. Newbill, had died suddenly at her home in Siletz. With Vernon Flatt, Mr. and Mrs. Huls left immediately for Siletz to attend the funeral.
June 21, 1935
- James Dellinger Dies In The Dalles Hospital. Kent Section Foreman Succumbs To Long Illness. The funeral of James Dellinger, of Kent, was held in The Dalles Saturday afternoon. He died in a hospital in that city Wednesday evening after an illness of several months. The funeral was in charge of members of the Kent Odd-Fellows lodge of which the deceased was a member. A body of his friends drove down for the final rites. Mr. Dellinger was 52, and had been a resident of Kent for many years, being in charge of the railroad section crew. His wife died last year and he has been in poor health since that time. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Hansen of Goldendale, Mrs. Thelma Stout of Shaniko and one son, Arnold of Shaniko.
- Mrs. Newbill, mother of Mrs. Clarence Huls, was buried in The Dalles last week. She died suddenly at Siletz last Wednesday morning.
- A number of Kent people attending the funeral of R. Dellinger in The Dalles Saturday. Mr. Dellinger died in a local hospital Wednesday in The Dalles and was a long time resident of Kent.
June 28, 1935
July 5, 1935
- Walter Graham, father of Mrs. Chester Searcy died in Bend Saturday of last week and was buried at Sisters Monday. and Mrs. Chester Searcy, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Searcy, Mrs. Harry Pinkerton, Mrs. Charles Ruggles and Mrs. Seral Searcy attended the funeral.
July 12, 1935
- Edward McMillan Dies Suddenly In California. Former Resident To Be Buried Today. The funeral of Edward McMillan, former resident of Wasco, will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon, Friday, from the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. R.T. Cookingham officiating. McMillan died at his home in Riverside, Cal. Sunday night after a short illness. Mr. McMillan was a well known farmer west of Wasco until his departure for California in the early twenties. He came to Sherman county in 1888 with his parents and was married to Mary E. Hines in 1894 at Wasco. He is survived by one son, Chester, of Portland and four brothers, Steve, of Wasco, Jack, of Post, Eugene, of Portland and Lee, of Stevenson, Washington and a sister, Mrs. Emma Hines of California.
July 19, 1935
- William Holder Dies At Paisley. Mrs. Mary Jane Holder was born in Springfield, Missouri, May 3rd, 1866, and died July 5th, 1935, being 69 years, 2 months and 2 days of age. Mrs. Holder was educated in Missouri, being a graduate of Marionville college. Sometime in the late ‘80s she came to Wasco county, Oregon to teach school. On June 16th, 1889 she was married to Wm. Holder of Grass Valley, Oregon. Mr. Holder served 3 terms as sheriff of Sherman county, Oregon. Five children were born to this home, 3 of whom are now living: Mr. Carl Holder, Mrs. Neva McCall of Paisley and Dr. Thomas Holder, Ikatan Bay care ship Memnon, Alaska. Two grandchildren, children of Mrs. McCall. Mrs. Holder was a member of the Rebekah lodge and Women of Woodcraft. She united with the Baptist church of Springfield, Missouri, when only a girl, and has lived a faithful christian life. The family has lived on the ranch near Paisley for the past 31 years. She has had failing health for the last two years. Mrs. Holder was the wife of a former sheriff of Sherman county and was well known here.
July 26, 1935
August 2, 1935
- Former Resident Dies In Portland. Clarence Cochran died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Portland Monday night, July l30 after an illness that has kept him there for two months. He was born in this county 35 years ago and was a son of the late Charles Cochran. The funeral was held Thursday in Portland and interment was made at Camas, Washington. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Southwick, three brothers, Loren, and Loy of Portland and Norval of The Dalles, and two children Clarence and Thelma of Portland.
- The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Engel died Sunday night from the effects of a prolonged case of whooping cough, contracted shortly after is was born five weeks ago. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and interment was made in the local cemetery.
August 9, 1935
August 16, 1935
- J.A. Butler Called By Death. Well Known Dentist Succumbs To Heart Attack. The sudden death last Friday of Dr. J.A. Butler of Wasco shocked the entire county for he was a healthy man in the prime of life, being 41 years old. A heart ailment was the cause of his death after a few days in a hospital. He was thought to be recovering at the time. John Arthur Butler was born near Glendive, Montana, March 17, 1894. In 1916 he was with the Montana National Guard on the Mexican border and during the World War served in France with an infantry unit in which he reached the position of lieutenant. At the close of the war he came to Portland with his wife and daughter and entered the North Pacific Dental college graduating in 1923. He located in Wasco that year and has been a resident of this county since. He practiced in Wasco, but made monthly trips to Moro. Formerly he did dental work in Grass Valley and Antelope giving him a wide acquaintance in this section of the state. Dr. Butler was often in Portland to attend clinics of his profession in order to improve his knowledge of dentistry. He was equipped with modern machinery at the Wasco office. Dr. Butler is survived by his widow, Pearl, a daughter, Mildred, two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Muir of Marshfield and Marcella of Portland and two brothers, Bert of Glendive, Montana, and William of Glasgow, Montana. The funeral was held from the Catholic church in The Dalles Monday morning and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery there. The Frank Brown Post, American Legion assisted with the services. Active pall bearers were: L.P. Haven, R.O. Scott, Wm. Nisbit, Lee Dehler, Hal Shelton and Ormand Hilderbrand. Honorary pallbearers were: E.D. McKee, J.P Yates, A.B. Riddell, S.N. McMillian, L. Barnum and F.R. Fortner.
August 23, 1935
- Vena Layton, sister of Mrs. J.A. Butler, died at Colfax, Wash., Tuesday night after a short illness. Mrs. Butler went to Colfax that day after receiving word that he sister was very low.
- Wily Knighten and family are home from their vacation having arrived Monday evening. While they were away the step father of Mr. Knighten passed away at Castle Rock, Wash., from the effect of a stroke of paralysis.
September 6, 1935
- Young Man Dies In John Day River Sunday. Carl Anderson, a young man working for George Drinkard, died in the John Day river Sunday from what is thought to have been a heart attack. With some other men he had gone to the river at Early for a Sunday swim. No water was found in the body. Coroner Wilcox was called and the parents of Anderson were located in Portland. The body was sent to that city for burial.
- Carpenters working at the CCC camp this week report the death of Fred Bird, one of the first crew of carpenters at the camp. He was killed when thrown from a car.
- Mac Alsup and Ocie Dugger drove to Portland Wednesday to attend the funeral of William Dugger, who died at the veteran’s hospital after an illness of several months. He had heart trouble and dropsy. William Dugger was well known in this part of the county having attended school here and later worked on ranches for a number of years. He was a son of George Dugger and a brother of Roy and Marion Dugger. He leaves a widow, a boy 14 and a daughter eleven.
September 13, 1935
- Ben Boswell Dies From Exposure Near Kent. Ben Boswell, thought to be about 55 years old, died last week at the old Archie Chisholm homestead cabin east of Kent from exposure probably caused by a disabling stroke of paralysis or sunstroke. Mr. Boswell had been in the Kent neighborhood for a little over a year coming from Portland where some of his relatives reside. He homsteaded land east of the MacInnes ranch after working for some time for Mr. MacInnes. He attended the fair in Moro Friday and Saturday was in Kent and was taken nearly home by Mr. MacInnes at whose place he obtained some food. He was to return the first of the week but when he did not MacInnes searched for him and found his body Wednesday morning. He had apparently wandered aimlessly for several hours as his food was scattered. His hands were torn and bruised as if from scrambling in rocks. Coroner Wilcox was notified and the body was taken to Grass Valley Wednesday. Burial was made in the Kent cemetery Thursday afternoon.
September 20, 1935
- Former Publisher of Grass Valley Journal Mrs. W.I. Westerfield Buried In Riverview Cemetery. Mrs. Anna B. Westerfield, former publisher of the Grass Valley Journal and a resident of that town for over thirty years died at the home of her daughter, Alvena, in Los Angeles Thursday, September 12 after several months of illness. Mrs. Westerfield was born at Martin’s Bluff, Washington, near Kalama, September 12, 1867, and was exactly 68 years of age at her death. She was married to William I. Westerfield in 1890 at Lafayette and came to Sherman county with her family in 1898 when Mr. Westerfield took charge of the then new Grass Valley Journal. Early in 1902 the Westerfields bought the paper and operated it until it was sold in 1929. Mr. Westerfield died in 1925 and for several years the deceased carried on the business through which she became well known throughout the state. Four children were born to them, three of whom survive. Floyd C. is at Eugene, Alvena, (Mrs. C.A. Shodall) and Miss Veda are in Los Angeles. Mrs. W.D. Ellis, Miss Rhoda Gardener, sisters, and Walter Gardener, a brother, also survive Mrs. Westerfield. Always interested in church and Sunday school work, Mrs. Westerfield was a member of the Baptist church of Grass Valley and was a member of the social orders of the town. Of late years she has lived in Portland, Eugene and Los Angeles and made frequent visits to the home town where a large part of her life was spent. The funeral was held in Portland Monday morning and interment was made in Riverview cemetery where other members of the family have been laid to rest. Many friends from this county attended.
September 27, 1935
- Dell Hull Dies After Long Illness. Wasco Resident Was Native of Illinois and Pioneer Here. The funeral of Delphus Levin Hull of Wasco was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church of that place with the Rev. R.A. Hutchinson giving the sermon. Pall bearers were Everett Watkins, Charles Everett, Fred Hennagin, W.R. Reid, W.A. Spencer and Walter Medler. Mr. Hull died Sunday night after an illness of over a year. He has been a barber in Wasco for many years having learned the trade in Moro after working at other pursuits for several years after coming to the county. Del Hull was born in Crystal county, Illinois, March 13, 1879 and was a scion of an old Virginia family that had emigrated to the new territory. In 1888, with his father and older brother, he came to Sherman county and has remained here since. He is survived by his widow, Adelaide and two son, Jean and Hollis both of Portland, two brothers, Charles of Chico, Cal., and Albert of Vancouver, Wash., and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Morrow, Mrs. Josie Underhill, Mrs. Emma Shearer and Mary Jessie Hull of Wasco.
October 4, 1935
- Anna Belshe Buried Tuesday. The funeral of Mrs. Anna Belshe, mother of O.L. and Wilford Belshe, of Moro was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Belshe was 85 years old having been born February 8, 1850. She came to his county with her husband and family in 1882 and located on the place now farmed by Charles Burnet. After farming for several years they moved to town and later to Hood River where the deceased has made her home since 1901. She leaves three sons, O.L. and Wilford of Moro; Clay of The Dalles and two daughters, Mrs. Lou Kenny, of Vey, Idaho and Miss Nellie of Hood River.
October 11, 1935
October 18, 1935
October 25, 1935
- Early Pioneer Here Died In Portland. Henry Moore, 79, died in Portland, Saturday, October 19, after a long illness. Mr. Moore was one of the early pioneer settlers of this county, coming here with his brother Charles in 1881, preceding their parents who came in 1882. Mr. Moore was an important and influential citizen being instrumental in the starting and building of the town of Moro. He, with his brother, Walter, operated one of the first general stores here and organized the first bank known as the Moore Bros. Bank. While a young man in Sherman county he married America Cushman, who survives him. To them were born, a daughter, deceased; and a son Harry, now living in Portland.
- W.H. Burres Succumbs To Injuries. Mrs. W.H. Burres, for thirty years a resident of Sherman county, died Saturday, October 19, in a hospital in The Dalles, from injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred near her home west of Wasco, September 27th. Mrs. Burres, nee Marie Anne Hoflick, was born in Nebraska, December 24, 1877. Surviving are her husband, W.H. Burres; two sons, Orville of Ridgefield, Wash., and Lowell of Wasco; a daughter, Reta, of Wasco; and five brothers, William, Fred, Theodore and Max Hoflick of Albany, Oregon, and Herman Hoflick of Los Angeles. Funeral services were held Tuesday in The Dalles from the R.C. Calloway and Son chapel at 2 p.m. Rev R.A. Hutchinson of The Dalles officiated and burial was made in the IOOF cemetery there.
November 1, 1935
November 8, 1935
- Husband Of Moro Girl Killed By CCC Truck. H. Holmes Injured Fatally In Attempting To Stop Theft Of Government Machine. J.E. Coleman this week received full particulars regarding the accident that claimed the life of his son-in-law, J.H. Holmes, near Martinez, Calif., week ago last Sunday. Mr. Holmes was superintendent of a CCC camp there. One newspaper account says: “While his horrified wife and two children watched, J.H. Holmes, 37, CCC superintendent and a Berkeley resident, was crushed to death by four drunken CCC workers in a stolen truck, who he was trying to halt. The four men accused, World War veterans, were held in Contra Costa county jail. Mr. Holmes had been with the National Park service for two years. Last week when the CCC project was reopened at Mt. Diablo state park he was named camp superintendent in charge of the work. With his wife and two children, Folger, 16 and Peggy, 10, he moved into a cabin at the base of the slope. Yesterday he received a phone call from Lieut. W. L. Winton, in charge of the camp. ‘Four men have stolen a truck — they’re headed down your way — stop the,’ cried the lieutenant. “Mr. Holmes ran from the cabin, and stood in the center of the road, waiting for the truck. It sped down the slope. Waving his arms, Mr. Holmes cried to the men to halt the vehicle. When they ignored his commands, Mr. Holmes leaped on the running board of the speeding truck and attempted to halt the machine by switching off the ignition. Terror stricken, his wife and two children saw the men knock Mr. Holmes off the truck. His body fell under it. His back was broken in five places. The truck sped on. Constable Truby Smith and several deputies cornered the occupants of the truck and took them into custody 10 miles from the scene of the accident.” Mr. Holmes was known to a number of Moro people, having made their acquaintance on two visits to this place. The funeral was Tuesday of last week and burial was in Berkeley. Mrs. Holmes and the children will continue to make their home in Berkeley until school closes, when they will go to Santa Rosa to live she states in a letter to her father here. Mrs. Holmes lived in Moro two years, coming here with her parents from Nebraska.
November 15, 1935
- Idaho Youth Killed In Early Morning Accident. An Attempt By The Driver To Fasten Curtain While Car Is In Motion Proves Fatal.
November 22, 1935
- Henry Kaseberg, Pioneer, Dies. Henry J. Kaseberg, brother of John, Ed and Albert Kaseberg and Mrs. G.H. Root, died at his home in Walla Walla November 18. He was born in Venice, Illinois, November 5, 1866, the eldest son of John C. and Henrietta Sommerkamp Kaseberg. He crossed the plains in a covered wagon with the family in 1882 and located on Gordon Ridge the following spring. He was married to Anna Gosch of The Dalles in the late nineties and moved to Walla Walla where he lived until his death. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Alfred and Howard, two sisters, Mrs. G.H. Root and Mrs. Copeland and three brothers, A.C. of Wasco and E.E. and John R. of Portland.
November 29, 1935
- Former Deputy Sheriff Dies. R. Hickson, former deputy sheriff of Sherman county, died at the family home in Portland Sunday morning about five o’clock after an illness that has kept him almost bedfast for several months. For several years before 1928 and under many sheriffs Mr. Hickson kept the county tax collector’s books in shipshape. He resigned in that year to retire in Portland. He is survived by two sons, one an engineer and the other an attorney.
December 6, 1935
- Biggs Resident Dies In The Dalles. Charles R. Fields of Biggs, died in The Dalles, Sunday after he had collapsed in a drug store there. He had gone to that city to get medical attention for neuritis form which he has suffered many years. The deceased was born in Illinois April 7, 1869 and came to Oregon in 1883. He has lived here since that time. He was an early settler in Sherman county. He was a single man. The funeral was held Tuesday in Wasco with interment being made in the Wasco cemetery. He is survived by a brother, David, and a sister in Washington and by four nephews, Cecil and Tracy of Wasco and Charles W. of Grass Valley and Winifred of Portland.
December 13, 1935
- Flora Wright Buried At Wasco. Mrs. Flora B. Wright, wife of Leston Wright, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. May, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday morning after an illness that resulted from an attack of quinsy. Mrs. Wright has been a resident of Sherman county practically all of her life having attended school here when a girl. She was 36 years of age at the time of her death. The funeral was held from the Christian church in Wasco Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. R.A. Hutchinson giving the sermon. Pall bearers were selected from the membership of the Harlandview grange of which the deceased was a member. They were: S.A. Hall, Wilfred Belshe, C.P. Adams, A.G. Futter, George McDonald and D.L. Reynolds. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery. The Neighbors of Woodcraft assisted. She is survived by her widower and two small children one being but three months old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. May; five brothers, Louis, Clifford, and Frank of Moro, William of Hood River and Roy of California.
December 20, 1935
December 27, 1935
- C. Masiker Dies. Word received here Thursday was to the effect that Charles C. Masiker had died at his home near Elmira, Oregon, near Eugene. He was a member of one of the first families in Sherman county and lived on the Love place in the sixties, coming from the valley. He was an uncle of Mrs. L.L. Peetz and A.H. and E.E. and L. Barnum.
- Rufus Girl Dies After Long Illness. Phyllis, the 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Guilford, died last Friday in a hospital in The Dalles after a long illness. The funeral was held Tuesday from Zell’s with Rev. R.A. Hutchinson officiating. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Linden and a sister Velda, and her four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Guilford and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Spreckles of Los Angeles.
January 3, 1936
- Mrs. Vanlandingham Dies After Long Illness. Mrs. Ella Vanlandingham died at her home in Wasco December 24 after a lingering illness that has kept her indoors for several weeks. She has been a resident of Wasco for many years and formerly kept, with her husband, B.M. Vanlandingham, the Western Hotel in that city which was at one time the leading hostelry there. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Bretucher of Milton and Mrs. Bertha Stiffel who has been here with her sister for many months. The funeral was held December 27th at Wasco with interment in the Wasco cemetery.
January 10, 1936
- One-Time Wasco Mayor Buried At Home City. Merrit Tuel Succumbs To Attack Of Pneumonia. Merrit G. Tuel, former mayor of Wasco, died in a hospital in The Dalles Monday morning after an illness of only a few days. Tuel, who had recently returned to Wasco from Portland, became ill Friday with what was diagnosed as lobar pneumonia and although he was taken to a hospital his death followed. The deceased was born at Sumner, Washington, October 9, 1887. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Springfield, Oregon where he finished school and grew to manhood. During the world war he served with the navy at Bremerton, Washington, and aboard ship. June 28, 1919 in Portland he was married to Margaret Dixon, who survives him. In 1919 they came to Wasco which has been their home since. He has been proprietor of the Wasco Bakery and confectionery shop for many years and has been member of the council officer in the American Legion and was at one time a member of the county relief committee. In 1932 he was elected as mayor of Wasco and served a two year term. Surviving him are his widow, two children, Douglas, 13 and Marion, 8, and one sister, Mrs. W.C. Bumgarden of LaCrosse, Wash. The funeral was in charge of the American post of Wasco which was aided by Legionnaries from other parts of the county. R.O. Scott was in charge of the squad, Wily Knighten acted as chaplain and Serel Searcy was bugler. Rev. R.W. Cookingham gave the sermon. Interment was made in the cemetery at Wasco.
January 17, 1936
- Kent Youth Dies In Portland Hospital. Charles Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wilson, of Kent, died in the Portland General Hospital Wednesday forenoon from a brain tumor from which he had suffered but a few days. He spent the holidays with his parents and returned to Portland where he had been attending school. A few days ago he was reported to have a sinus infection and his parents were called. Tuesday the remaining members of the family went to Portland on receiving the news that he was not expected to live. The young man was born near Kent twenty years ago and has lived in that community all of his life except the brief time in Portland. He graduated from the Kent schools. He is survived by his parents and by three sisters of his immediate family. They are Mrs. Dick Reckmann Jr., Mrs. George Sacre and Nellie Grace Wilson.
- Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson received word Sunday morning that their son Charles, who had gone to Portland Thursday, had under gone an operation for sinus trouble at the general hospital Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left immediately for Portland to be with him until his condition is improved.
- J.C. McKean received word this week of the death of her aunt, Mrs. F.H. Hale, in Topeka, Kansas.
January 24, 1936
- A.P. O’Leary Dies In Big Timber. Dr. A.P. O’Leary, of Big Timber, Montana, died last week at his home there from a heart attack. He was well known to old timers in this country as he owned land east of Grass Valley and has been a frequent visitor to this county since leaving here many years ago. He was 65 at the time of his death. He was born in Flint, Michigan and moved to The Dalles when a child with his parents. He graduated from the University of Michigan. He was an intimate friend of Cornelius Kelly, president of the Anaconda Copper company, having roomed with him at the University. Dr. O’Leary is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A.F. Rice and Edith Hickey of Butte and a brother, Frank of Arlington, Oregon.
- Funeral services for Charles C. Wilson who passed away January 15, were held at the Kent Christian church Friday, January 17, with Rev. A.S. Bash of The Dalles and Rev. Adrian Sias of Dufur officiating, and the music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Neil McGlasson, and Rev. Adrian Sias, accompanied by Miss Rebecca Overstreet at the piano.
January 31, 1936
February 7, 1936
- E. White Dies in Newberg. W.E. White died at Newberg last Saturday after a brief illness. Mr. White was a pioneer of Sherman county having settled on land east of Grass Valley in the early days when Callahan and Searcy were living in that section. Later he lived and farmed land southwest of Moro that is now in the L.V. Moore farm. He has lived in Newberg for many years.
- Widow of Former Deputy Sheriff Dies. Katherine Hickson, widow of E.R. Hickson, former deputy sheriff of Sherman county, died at Portland Sunday night after an operation for the removal of a leg caused by an infection. The funeral was held Tuesday and interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Two sons survive and four grandchildren. Mrs. Hickson was a resident of Moro for a number of years while her husband was a deputy county sheriff and she and her family are well known here.
February 14, 1936
- Mary E. Phillips was buried here Monday February 3. Her death occurred January 31 in Pendleton after a lingering illness. She had been a resident of this county for many years.
- Florence Youngberg of Bend was buried Saturday of last week in that city. She was formerly a resident of Grass Valley and was Mrs. Lloyd Wilcox.
February 21, 1936
- Joseph P. Lindeman Dies In The Dalles. Joseph P. Lindeman, father of Clarence Lindeman and Mrs. Alta Willard, and an old time resident of Rufus was buried in The Dalles Wednesday. He died Monday morning at the age of 78 years. He had lived in Rufus for fifty five years. He was a native of Nebraska. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Effie Lindeman, a daughter, Mrs. Alta Willard, two sons, Clarence and Robert of California and a brother in Sublette, Kansas.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Proudfoot were recently called to Yakima, by the death of Mr. Proudfoot’s brother.
February 28, 1936
- Funeral Held For Lucy Eslinger. The funeral of Mrs. Lucy Eslinger, wife of Robert Eslinger was held in the Lutheran church Saturday February 22 with the Rev. A.S. Bash officiating and under the direction of Zell’s. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Eslinger was born in Illinois in 1869 and was married December 4, 1894 at Carthage, Missouri to Robert Eslinger. They came to Oregon in the same year they were married and lived at Dufur until 1989 [1899?] when they moved to Sherman county where they have made their home ever since with brief interruptions. Surviving her are her widower, a son, J.B. Eslinger and a daughter Mrs. R.H. Johnson, both of Grass Valley. Pall bearers for the funeral were E.R. Blaylock, L.K. Smith, Ray Blake, Alva Eakin, Dell Olds and E.E. Gervais.
- Wasco Woman Dies of Pneumonia. Mary Elizabeth Hicks, who succumbed to pneumonia at The Dalles Friday morning, was buried in Wasco Monday afternoon from the Methodist church. Mrs. Hicks, with her family, came in 1884, to Sherman county, and lived on a farm a few miles north of Wasco, before moving into town, and here the greater part of her life has been spent. On December 11th 1887 she was united in marriage with Arthur B. Jory and to them was born one son Arthur Bryant on August 11th, 1889. Arthur Bryant Jory lived to the age of 12 years. On October 22, 1899, Mrs. Jory was united in marriage with Mr. A.M. Hicks at Wasco. For the past two years she has been an instructor in adult education classes in the county and last summer she completed a course in this type of instruction at Corvallis. She was active in church work, especially as teacher of the Mary Elizabeth Sunday school class of the M.E. church, this class named in her honor. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed in this community by her many friends. She was a native Oregonian having been born near Corvallis May 16, 1872. Besides her widower she is survived by two brothers, Russel W. Brock of Hood River and Jacob Brock of Cooks, Washington.
March 6, 1936
March 13, 1936
- Funeral Held For Lynden Lucas. Deceased Was Ex-Mayor Of Wasco; World War Veteran. Lynden J. Lucas was found dead in the warehouse of the Condon Grain Growers last Thursday morning about ten o’clock. His body was reclining on a pile of wheat sacks and a shot gun was nearby. Suicide was thought to be the cause of death but the evidence was not conclusive. Mr. Lucas had been manager of the Condon company for three years having gone there from Wasco where he was connected with warehousing practically all his adult years. He was first with the Wasco Warehouse and Milling company and later with the Farmer’s National. He was considered to be one of the most efficient warehousemen in this area. He was born in Centerville, Washington forty six years ago. In 1914 he was married to Nell Doane of Wasco. During the World war he was a member of the 91st division and saw service overseas. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic lodge. During his residence in Wasco he was mayor for a term and was prominent in public and fraternal affairs. Surviving him are his widow, a daughter, Ann, 13, three brothers, J.F., of Heppner; Frank of Arizona and Robert of Centralia, Wn., three sisters, Mrs. F.R. Fortner of Wasco, Mrs. Mary Crawford of North Dalles and Mrs. T.E. Curry of Portland. The funeral was conducted Saturday from a funeral home in The Dalles and interment was made there.
March 20, 1936
March 27, 1936
- Marius Douma received word Wednesday of the death of an aunt and uncle in Tillamook county from pneumonia.
- Funeral Services Held For Charles G. Mott Who Died Suddenly From Heart Attack. Graveside services for Charles G. Mott, 57[?], were held at the local cemetery Wednesday of last week under the direction of Zell’s. Mott died suddenly of a heart attack. For the past several years he has been operating a restaurant in Wasco across the street from the pharmacy. He was known as Blackie to nearly all of his friends and customers. Grant county was his home before his arrival in Wasco.
April 3, 1936
April 10, 1936
- C.W. Moore Buried In The Dalles. Mrs. Eva Rollins Moore, wife of Charles W. Moore, of Portland died last Saturday from heart trouble, an ailment that has bothered her for a number of years. Mrs. Moore was born in Minnesota, a daughter of Dr. Charles R. Rollins, who was the founder of Grass Valley. When a small girl she came to Sherman county with her father who took up the land on which a large part of the town was built. Mr. Moore became a partner of Dr. Rollins in the formerly well known firm of Moore & Rollins, pioneer merchants. After leaving Grass Valley the Moores lived in The Dalles for a number of years and then moved to Portland where they have resided since. Last year they celebrated their golden wedding ceremony.
- Charles Tom Buried This Week. Mrs. Mary Montgomery Tom, widow of Charles H. Tom, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hoggard at Hermiston Sunday after a long illness. She was born in Illinois and was married to Mr. Tom in 1877 and came to Sherman county in the early eighties. This has been her home since that time. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Edith Hoggard, Mrs. Sarah Wilkerson and Mrs. Leah Jensen and one son, Curtis Tom. Charles Montgomery of Moro is a brother and four other brothers are still living in eastern states. The funeral was held in The Dalles Tuesday and interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at that place.
- A. Pyburn Dies Suddenly At Wasco. J.A. (Dick) Pyburn, 62, died suddenly of heart failure Thursday morning at the Wilkerson ranch north of Wasco. According to the officials who were called Mr. Pyburn, who was employed at the ranch, arose early in the morning and went outside the house where he fell. He crawled back to the porch where his body was found a short time later. Dr. Poley, who acted in place of the coroner, pronounced a heart attack as the cause of death. Mr. Pyburn was a member of an old time Sherman county family and has lived here for a large part of his life. The Pyburn home is in Wasco. Funeral services will be announced later.
April 17, 1936
April 24, 1936
- T. E. Sink Succumbs To Long Illness. Thomas E. Sink, well known farmer of the Wasco district, passed away at the family home Wednesday night after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Sink’s sister, Mrs. Mary Belchee, died Monday morning in Moro. The deceased was born in Illinois of parents who were from North Carolina, November 1, 1863. He came to Sherman county in 1886 and settled on land in Hay Canyon. He moved to Portland in 1889 and engaged in the transfer business for nine years and then returned to Sherman county where he has remained ever since. Mr. Sink was one of the first advocates of diversified farming in the county and always had several kinds of stock and crops growing on his land north of Wasco. He was married in 1886 to Florence Thompson, who survives him. Two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hearing of Wasco and Mrs. Joe Udey of Hermiston survive. The date of the funeral has not been set awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Udey.
- Mary Belchee Dies At Ninety-One. Mary Dorcus Sink Belchee, old time pioneer of this county died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Ragsdale Monday morning shortly after midnight. She was born at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, March 20, 1845 and was 91 years of age at the time of her death. When a young girl she moved to Illinois with her parents and while there married Charles Hay Belchee at Warsaw on March 17, 1870. They left Illinois for Oregon in 1876 and lived near Newberg until 1884 when they came to what is now Sherman county and took up land in Hay Canyon. She united with the church when a young woman and worked for many years in the Presbyterian church. She is survived by two brothers, Tom Sink, of Wasco, and Ev Sink of Portland, six daughters, Mrs. Warren Myers of Vallejo, Cal., Mrs. Tom Collins of Chico, Cal., Mrs. W.H. Ragsdale of Moro, Mrs. G.S. Vaughn of Woodland, Cal., Mrs.. C.J. Tharp of Sacramento, Cal., Mrs. L.J. Smith of Lemon Cove, Cal., one son George Belchee of Los Angeles, eighteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Presbyterian church with Rev. Lawrence Mitchelmore giving the sermon and with Zell’s in charge of the service.
- Former Grass Valley Man Passes On. John VanMetre, former resident of this vicinity and city, was buried here Saturday afternoon. The body was brought here from Sunnyside, Wash., where death occurred earlier last week. Mr. VanMetre left here about eight years ago for the Washington city and has lived there since. He farmed the Krusow place now owned by Tom Coyle, the May place north of town and the Schenk place while here. Present for the funeral were six of the surviving seven children. Clifford, Mrs. Patrick McCarty, John, Marion, Cyril and Opal and Mrs. VanMetre. A daughter, Fay, was buried in the local cemetery.
May 1, 1936
- L.H. Martin Buried This Week In Portland. Mrs. Amada E. Martin, wife of Leroy H. Martin, died in Portland, Monday evening from a heart attack. She had been a resident of Sherman county most of the time since 1882 when she came here with her husband. The funeral was held in Portland Wednesday. Miles Martin of Lexington and Mrs. Lola McCleland of Kalama, children, and Mr. Martin survive her. Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Martin, who is a sister of the deceased, and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Martin jr. and Orlo Martin, grandson, and wife were in Portland for the funeral.
May 8, 1936
May 15, 1936
- Funeral Held For Mrs. Sara Ann Huff. Sarah Ann Maricle Huff was buried in the Moro cemetery Sunday afternoon in the spot she had chosen nearly fifty years ago when the first cemetery was laid out by the Baptist church. Mrs. Huff died in Spokane, Washington, Friday afternoon after an illness of several months. Mrs. Huff was born in Bighamton, Pa., February 11, 1840 when Martin Van Buren, eighth president, was in the White House. She later moved to Iowa, where she was married to Abram Huff in 1861. He joined the colors and served in the Union Army while Mrs. Huff acted as army nurse for two years. They moved to Oregon with their family in 1877 and lived for a time in Douglas county and then came to Sherman county in 1886 where she made her home until the death of Mr. Huff in 1907. Her home has been in Spokane since that time although she made regular trips to this county to visit her numerous friends. Active, mentally and physically, throughout her long life she had a part in many of the community activities and her comments on persons and events gave evidence of an active interest in public affairs to the time of her death. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church under the direction of Zell’s. Lawrence Mitchelmore gave the sermon and Miss Velma Powell sang three solos. Pallbearers were W.S. Powell, Chas. Powell, J.N. Landry, E.E. Barnum, A.H. Barnum and L.L. Peetz. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Vale, Lincoln of Arlington and Sherman of Alberta, Canada and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Spokane, many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
- Jonny Block and wife were called to Yakima late Saturday on account of the death of Mr. Block’s mother in that city. They returned home Wednesday.
May 22, 1936
May 29, 1936
June 5, 1936
- Clay Belshe Dies Suddenly At Home. Clay Belshe, former Sherman county farmer, died suddenly in The Dalles Wednesday evening, June 3 from a heart attack. He had not been ill and only the day before his son and daughter had been married in a double wedding ceremony at the family home in The Dalles. The deceased came to Sherman county with his parents in 1882 and has lived here a large part of the time since then until he moved to The Dalles a few years ago. He leaves two brothers, O.L. and Wilford of Moro, two sisters, Miss Nellie of Hood River and Mrs. Lou Kenny of Idaho, his widow and six children, Mrs. Walter Melzer, Wilma and Katherine and three sons, Halbert, Robert and Lloyd. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
- Mark Hinkle received word Friday that twins, a boy and a girl, had been born to Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hinkle of Klamath Falls. The boy survived but a few hours.
June 14, 1936
- David Vintin Dies After Busy Life. David E. Vintin died at his home east of Grass Valley Sunday night after an illness of several months. For fifty four years he had been a resident of Sherman county having come from California with his parents in 1882. When the first postoffice was established on the Olds ranch north of town it was Dave Vintin who made regular trips to Grants on the Columbia, through winter snows and summer heat, to bring the mail to the little body of settlers who had taken up land on the bunch grass hills between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Later he was freighter and then when the county became well settled he took up farming and had followed that occupation for forty years. Vintin was born in California seventy five years ago. He was married in Sherman county to Mary Cushman and to them was born two sons who survive, Guy and Eugene Vintin of Grass Valley and two daughters who are still living, Mrs. Mary Bayer of Grass Valley and Mrs. Laura Campbell now of Cascade Locks. Three brothers, George, of Moro, Roy of Portland and Ed of Coquille survive as do two sisters, Mrs. Stella Snook of Madras and Mrs. Sadie Williams of Portland. The funeral was held from the Grass Valley auditorium Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Edgar Luther of The Dalles officiating. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
June 19, 1936
June 26, 1936
July 3, 1936
- Charles Garrett Buried At Grass Valley. Charles Garrett, brother of Tom and W.E. Garrett of Grass Valley, and a one-time resident of Grass Valley died in Bend Sunday and was buried in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was born in Peoria and spent his youth in and around Halsey in Linn county where he was married. He was 63 years of age. He left Sherman county several years ago for Bend where he had made his home. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Itha Davis of Grass Valley and three brothers and three sisters.
- Former Minister Interred At Grass Valley. The body of F.S. Henton was brought here Wednesday from Sheridan for interment. Mr. Henton and family left here about thirty years ago for Arizona in an attempt to cure or check the ravages of tuberculosis in his family of numerous boys and girls. Mrs. Henton died here and is buried in the Odd-Fellows cemetery. In the days when the Mid-Columbia Baptist Academy was a flourishing institution Mr. Henton was the local minister. He also farmed and teamed when his services as spiritual leader were not required. He had a prominent place in local affairs being a member of the school board. Wednesday he was brought home to lie beside his wife. [Merit F.S.]
July 10, 1936
- Flora Dillinger Hunter Dies In The Dalles. J.R. Hunter died in The Dalles Wednesday after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Alfred Dillinger and Mrs. Dillinger, who were pioneers of this county. Mrs. Hunter lived in the Monkland neighborhood for many years until her removal to The Dalles. She leaves four daughters and her husband to mourn her decease
- George Hennagin Buried In Moro. Resident Of Fifty Years Passes After Long Illness. In a church filled with friends and amid banks of flowers the last words were said Wednesday afternoon, over the body of George Hennagin, a resident of Sherman county for over fifty years whose death occured Monday morning after a long illness. Mr. Hennagan was born in Yolo county, California, May 19, 1875 a son of Henry and Ruth Hennagin. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Crook county and in the early eighties to Sherman county where he has since made his home. He worked for the late Milt Damon for years until he had accumulated enough money to start farming for himself. He then purchased the land on which he raised his family and which he owned at the time of his death. He was married in The Dalles October 25, 1897 to Miss Daisy Fuller who survives him. To them have been born five children all of whom are living. For the past few years Mr. Hennagin has been failing in health and a stay in a hospital failed to bring about his recovery. A short time ago he returned home. Surviving him are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Lotus Kenny of Moro, Mrs. Pearl Williams of Butte, Mont., Mrs. Frances Ekstrom of Portland, two sons, Lloyd of Wasco and George of Moro and 13 grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Johnson of Amity, Mrs. Daisy Byers of Moro, Mrs. Eva Rudolph of White Salmon, Wn., and Maggie of Portland, four brothers, Fred of Wasco, Frank of Independence and Homer and Albert of Portland, Virginia Hennagin, a stepmother, also resides in Portland. Rev. Henry G. Hanson, former pastor of the church here and now of Independence gave the funeral sermon assisted by Rev. Lawrence Mitchelmore. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang three duets. Pall bearers, active and honorary, were A.H. Barnum, E.E. Barnum, W.F. Jackson, L.L. Peetz, J.C. Freeman, Roy Powell, W.S. Powell, Martin Hansen, O.L. Belshe, Wilbur Martin, W.H. Ragsdale and J.C. McKean.
- Edward Smith Dies In Redmond Hospital. Edward M. Smith, how has been here with his sister, Mrs. Eliza Dingle since 1932, died in the Redmond hospital July 7, after a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born in Indiana October 17, 1860, a son of Edward and Sarah Smith. He lived a large part of his life in Pomona, Cal., until he came to Oregon four years ago to be with his sister. There are 11 children in the family of whom the following survive: Eliza Dingle of Wasco, Julia Brown of Westport, Ky., and Alfred Smith of Pomona, Cal. The deceased has been an active member of the Christian church since he was a boy.
- Bill Myrick, a cousin of Mrs. E.E. Gervais, was killed near Pendleton over the weekend.
July 17, 1936
- Turpin Hill Laid To Rest At Grass Valley. Turpin Hill, who would have been 78 years old, August 25 of this year, died in Forest Grove last Friday and was buried in the Grass Valley cemetery Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hill came to Sherman county in 1883 from Umatilla county where he had lived with his parents since 1872. He took up land south east of Grass Valley on which he lived and which he owned at the time of his death. He was married in 1884 to Mina Dennison who survives him. Two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Eslinger and Fay Hill also survive. Hill has lived in Forest Grove for about twenty years.
- Turpin Hill‘s body was brought back to Sherman county Sunday to be laid to rest on the hill where the bunch grass blows in the wind as it did over the entire country when Mr. Hill first came to Sherman county in 1883. His two daughters, Mrs. Claud Eslinger and Fay and his widow were here from Forest Grove for the funeral and old friends who are still residents attended the funeral.
July 24, 1936
July 31, 1936
- Guy Pound, One-Time Resident Buried. Guy Pound, well known to most of Sherman county’s citizens, died in The Dalles Monday evening from meningitis brought on by a sore throat he contracted while on a fishing trip a few weeks ago. Mr. Pound came to Sherman county from Illinois when a child and lived in Wasco until he moved to The Dalles in 1925. He learned the jewelry trade and operated a store in Wasco. He would have been 51 years of age October 12. He is survived by his widow, nee Bessie Marsh, one son Marshall, a sister, Eva Shannon and his father, J.A. Pound who lives in Raymond, Washington. The funeral was held Wednesday in The Dalles and was attended by many citizens of this county.
August 7, 1936
August 14, 1936
- R.P. Foister Laid To Final Rest. Mrs. Frances Foister, wife of Robert P. Foister of Rufus, succumbed to the effects of an operation in The Dalles Saturday evening. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Tate, long time resident of Wasco. She was born in Wasco November 10, 1898 and had spent her life in this county. She attended the Wasco schools and the University of Oregon and later married Mr. Foister and has since lived at Rufus where she was the postmistress for many years. She is survived by her widower, a daughter, Joan, her parents and five sisters, Mrs. L.J. Murdock of Eugene, Mrs. R.S. Wittenberg and Mrs. Floyd Ford of Los Angeles and Mrs. G.S. Brown and Mrs. C.F. Barbour of Portland. The funeral was held from the Methodist church in Wasco Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
- Relatives of Robert Foister of Rufus, his mother, Mrs. Carrol and his sister and grandmother, Mrs. Wallace and A. Wallace, all of Portland were in Wasco Tuesday to attend the funeral services conducted for Mrs. Frances Foister. L.J. Murdock of Corvallis, Mrs. Mary Barbour, Mrs. Gordon Brown and Mrs. Floyd Ford of Portland, all sisters of Mrs. Foister also were here.
August 21, 1936
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