Obituaries 1936 – 1942
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 August 28, 1936 to May 8, 1942.
August 28, 1936
September 4, 1936
September 11, 1936
September 18, 1936
- Carsten von Borstel Buried In Portland. Carsten von Borstel died at his Portland home Sunday after a lingering illness that has kept him indoors for several months. The funeral was held Thursday in Portland and was attended by many Sherman county friends of the deceased. Came to County in Eighties. von Borstel was born in Hanover, Germany in 1848 and served in the war of 1871 for his country. He came to America in the eighties and took up land south of Grass Valley which he owned at the time of his death. Constantly adding to his holdings and improving his land he built up a considerable fortune from his labors. He was married to Margherita Patjen, who survives him, and to them have been born three sons and four daughters. Sons are Frank, Theodore and Amandus all of Sherman county. Daughters are Mrs. Elizabeth Nachter of Roseberg, Mrs. Katherine Koch, of Oregon City, Mrs. Clara Koch of Grass Valley and Mrs. Alma Cotter of Pueblo, Colo. A brother and three sisters survive in Germany and a sister lives in Roseburg.
September 25, 1936
- Wasco Resident Dies After Long Illness. Charles Golliher, a long time resident of Wasco, died in the tuberculosis hospital in The Dalles Monday night after a long illness. He was 67 at the time of his death having been born in Warsaw, Ill., in 1869. He came to Sherman in the early ‘90s and for many years was employed in the hardware department of the McCoy-Atwood store ___of his own for a few years. Surviving him are his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Earl T. Jones of Lewiston, Idaho and Mrs. L.D. McLaughlin of Salem. The funeral was heard from Zell’s parlor in The Dalles and the remains were sent to Portland for cremation.
October 2, 1936
- Local Woman Dies Following Long Illness. Elizabeth McLauchlin [McLachlan] Belshee was born on Vancouver Island, Canada. When she was a baby her parents moved to Umatilla, Oregon, and in 1883 they came to Sherman county. She graduated from Albany college in 1902. Since then she had lived continuously in this county, near Moro until 1930 when she was married to Roy Belshee and moved to a ranch near Wasco. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Wasco, the Moro Rebekah and Woodcraft lodges and had long been a member of the Moro Presbyterian church. Surviving relatives are: her husband, Roy Belshee of Wasco; a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Marie Gordy and grandson, Ray, of The Dalles; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Woods of Dufur and Mrs. Estella Dillinger of Portland; a brother, Daniel McLauchlin [McLachlan] of Portland and a step mother, Mrs. Frances McLauchlin [McLachlan] of Portland. Funeral Held Sunday. The funeral was held in the Community Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Johns of The Dalles officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Lawrence Mitchelmore. Johns was the minister at Spaulding Chapel many years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang three hymns accompanied by Mrs. Carroll Sayrs. Graveside services were conducted by the members of Moro Rebekah lodge. Pall bearers were: Hugh Chrisman, J.C. Freeman, J.C. McKean, John Foss, Omer Sayrs and L.L. Peetz. The church was filled with mourning friends and the many beautiful flowers were evidence of their love and respect.
- J.L. Matthes received word Friday that her aunt, Mrs. John Barnett of Freewater, had passed away Thursday, September 17th. Mrs. Barnett was a former Kent resident. Her husband was a blacksmith here for many years.
October 9, 1936
- Charles E. Boardman Buried in Portland. The funeral of Charles Boardman was held in Portland Tuesday afternoon after his death Sunday from a lingering illness. Boardman was 61. For many years he lived in Sherman county east of Moro and later moved to near Kent for a few years before he left the county to go to Camp Sherman where he spent his last years. He was married to Emma Hansen who survives him. Three daughters, Mrs. Florence Cox, Mrs. Wilma Henrichs and Mrs. Mildred Hoffmeister, and two sons, David and Charles, and one sister, Mrs. William Droke also survive.
October 16, 1936
- Kent Boy Dies From Bullet Wound. Carl Lyons, who was 15 September 15th of this year, died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday morning after several days of illness due to a self inflicted gunshot wound. The bullet, from a 22, passed through the young man’s body a short distance below the heart and above the spleen. He was not thought to be seriously injured when taken to the hospital Sunday night but complications began and an operation was performed Monday morning, but his life could not be saved. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lyons of Kent. The family have lived there for eight or ten years having come from Tennessee. He was working on a ranch at the time of his death.
October 23, 1936
- The funeral of Carl Lyons who passed away October 13th at The Dalles was held here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A.S. Bash of The Dalles officiating, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gregg and sons Kenneth, June and Bobby and daughter Edith of Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregg and children of Redmond and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gregg and daughters Frances and Delores of Bend; Mr. W.W. Knighten, Mrs. Ida Davis and Anne Sather of Moro.
- Grass Valley. and Mrs. R.J. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garrett and Mrs. Arzel Lemley went to Kent Thursday to furnish the music for the funeral service of Carl Lyons. Others who attended from here Sam Holmes, Cassie and Mabel Holmes and A.A. Dunlap.
October 30, 1936
- Funeral Held For Moro Woman. Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Axtell, wife of J.M. Axtell, who died Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church with Rev. Mitchelmore giving the sermon. Interment was made in the local cemetery. Mrs. Axtell was born in Iowa April 17, 1859 and had lived a large part of her life in Oregon. She came to Moro about 25 years ago. She is survived by her widower, two sons, Floyd Brown of Aloha, Wallace Brown of Beaverton, two daughters, Mrs. Aden Axtell of Moro and Mrs. Nora Jack of Beaverton and eleven grandchildren. She had been ill for several months.
- Old Time County Resident Passes On. Charles Frank Fulton, one of Sherman county’s pioneers, died at his home in Portland Tuesday. The Fulton family came to the Willamette valley from Indiana in 1847 and in 1857 Col. James Fulton established a stock ranch in Wasco county and since that time members of the family have lived in Wasco or Sherman counties. Members of the family have represented the county in legislature and have been county judge, the first judge elected being John Fulton. Frank Fulton, as the deceased was known, has lived in Portland for several years but has made frequent visits to his Sherman county holdings. The funeral services will be held in Portland Saturday and interment will be made in the Wasco cemetery. Graveside services will be held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon there for this pioneer stock man whose foresight and ability had much to do with the development of the county where his remains will rest.
- Ida Fields‘ funeral held at Goldendale Thursday was attended by relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fields, Mrs. Eliza Dingle and Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Dingle.
November 6, 1936
November 13, 1936
- Former Moro Publisher Called to Great Beyond. Fitzmaurice, former resident of Moro and publisher of a newspaper here, died this week in Portland after a short illness. He will be remembered by old timers in this county for his bluff and hearty disposition and his aggressiveness. After leaving Moro he published the Condon paper for several years until he sold it to George Flagg who consolidated it with his paper there.
November 20, 1936
- Ed C. Cofer Dies in Portland. Ed C. Cofer, who has served in this county as minister on many occasions and who was once stationed for several months in Grass Valley, died in Portland Tuesday morning after an illness that has kept him incapacitated for some time. An operation of two months ago disclosed the fact that he could not live a very long time. Mr. Cofer was 51 years old. He had been in the ministry for many years, had worked in evangelical work and was pastor of the Calvary Baptist church at the time of his death.
- Grass Valley. Ed Cofer passed away Tuesday morning in Portland at the home of his father.
November 27, 1936
- Fred Blau Buried Monday In Wasco Cemetery. The funeral of Fred Blau was held Monday afternoon from the Wasco Methodist church following his death Saturday morning at his home in Portland. Pall bearers were Fred Hennagin, A.C. Kaseberg, Victor Anderson, __. H. McKean, J.P. Yates and E.D. McKee. R.A. Hutchinson gave the funeral sermon. Mr. Blau was born in Saxony, Germany December 5, 1867 and came to the United States in 1885. He was one of the men who built their competence by labor and savings. He worked for several seasons as a wheat buck in the warehouses along the Columbia river before the advent of the Columbia Southern railroad. He was married in 1897 to Minnie Gibson at Moro. To them have been born one son, Walter, who now farms one of the places owned by his parents. Mr. Blau had been ill for several months and his death was not unexpected by his many friends. Although his residence has been in Portland for many years he has lived in Sherman county during the active months on his farms and has kept up his interest in his original community where many remember his acts of friendliness.
December 4, 1936
- Former Ranch Man Buried In Grass Valley. Forty years ago nearly every farmer in the southern end of Sherman county had one or more white or gray horses branded on the right hip with the characters SC-. It was the brand of Charles H. Schwartz, who with his brother, George, operated the White Horse ranch south of Grass Valley. Last Saturday, at the age of 78, Charles Schwartz passed to his earthly reward in a hospital in The Dalles, after a short illness. His funeral was held from the Grass Valley Lutheran church with Rev. W.I. Eck giving the sermon and Tom Fraser aiding with song. Charles Schwartz was born in Hennapin county, Minnesota and came to what is now Sherman county in 1883 settling south of Grass Valley after a few years of caring for stock for early day stock men. He has been a resident since that time except for winters spent in California. Never married he made his home with brother George or his sister Anna. Surviving him are the two mentioned above and Mrs. Mary Bucholtz of Corbett, Oregon. Interment was made in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery, of which organization Mr. Schwartz had been a member for years.
December 11, 1936
- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rust died at The Dalles hospital Friday night and was buried at Moro Saturday.
December 18, 1936
- George Meloy Is Buried In The Dalles. George A. Meloy, who had been a resident of Sherman county for years, was buried in The Dalles Saturday following his death at the home of his son, George near Rowena. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania November 24, 1862 of Irish parentage. When he was 19 years old he came to Oregon and lived for a number of years in Wasco county around Tygh Valley. He moved to this county permanently in 1899 and has lived here since until his recent removal to Rowena. November 24, 1894 he was married to Nellie Elliott, who survives him. Surviving children are George, at Rowena and Katie who lives in California. Always a faithful attendant at Masonic lodge his funeral services were conducted by that order with friends from the Moro lodge taking leading parts.
December 25, 1936
- Granville Phillips Buried At Hood River. Mrs. Granville Phillips, long a resident of Sherman county, but lately of Hood River, died at her home there last Saturday and was buried there Monday, December 21. Florence Geneva McCoy was born November 23, 1860 in Jay county, Indiana. She was the daughter of Sylvester and Elvira (Walton) McCoy. She passed from this earthly life December 19, 1936, aged 76 years and 26 days. On July 7, 1878 she was married to Riley C. Johnson and to this union were born two children, a son Arthur S., now living in Moro, Oregon, and a daughter, Delight, who died July 25, 1894. Mr. Johnson died October 7, 1882. In the spring of 1901 she came to Oregon and on October 17, 1901 she was married to Granville Phillips who preceded her to the life beyond on July 4, 1934. In early life she united with the Church of Christ and was always been a faithful christian, devoted to the betterment of those around her. The W.C.T.U. received her special interest and support. She leaves to mourn their loss a son, Arthur S. Johnson of Moro, two brothers, Elmer E. Regester of Lebanon, Oregon and Wilber L. Regester of Hood River, three grandchildren and one great grandchild, and other relatives and many friends. Truly may we say “She hath wrought a good work.” Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Rev. 22:14.
January 1, 1937
January 8, 1937
January 15, 1937
- Harry Dutton Dies In Eugene. Mrs. Harry E. Dutton, resident of Grass Valley from 1911 until 1922 passed away at her home in Eugene, New Year’s eve. Funeral services were held Monday with interment at Rest Haven Memorial park. Mrs. Dutton was a member of the Baptist church which she joined some twenty years ago in Grass Valley. She was affiliated with the Rebekahs, Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters. Surviving are her husband, and three sons, Donald and Joyce of Eugene and Harry of Alturas, California.
- Former Local Resident Dies At Dufur, Jan. 8. L. Dillinger, 62, a resident of Sherman county for more than 40 years, but during the last decade living in Dufur, died at his home January 8. Mr. Dillinger was the son of John and Hester Dillinger, and in his youth lived in the Moro district. At the age of 19 while attending Spaulding Chapel, he felt the call to the Gospel ministry so obtained an exhorters license in the Methodist church. Later he served two years pastorates at Gilmer, Wash., Hood River, and Centerville, Wash. While in the last named church his eyesight became impaired and he was compelled to up his work. He returned to the farm. During the last few years he has operated a small ranch near Dufur. Surviving are his widow, Lottie; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Smith of Yakima, Wash., two sons, Everett of Salem and Joyce of Dufur; a sister, Mrs. Vesta Wilder of Portland, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held in The Dalles, Saturday, with Rev. F.L. Johns officiating. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery.
- Orren A. Ramsey Former Council Member Passes. Local Citizen Long A Resident Of County. Orren Avery Ramsey, many years a resident of Sherman county, died Friday, January 8, after a brief illness. He was in his sixty-ninth year. Mr. Ramsey was born in Richland, Iowa, on August 28, 1867. Near the turn of the century he moved to Oregon and settled on the quarter section of land at present worked by Clyde Smith near Grass Valley. On Christmas day, 1900 he was married to Miss Delpha Yarnell. Later the couple moved to Moro where they resided at the time of his death. Ramsey was known as a builder of good houses and barns. Many example of his carpenter’s skill are to be found in the Moro district. Though he was seldom seen at public meetings his trade, his family and other home interests keeping him busy, Mr. Ramsey served for several terms as a member of the Moro City council. Colleagues recall that he was a man of convictions tempered with fairness. He joined the IOOF lodge in Richland, Iowa, but never had his membership transferred West. Mr. Ramsey is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin [Lanora] Schadewitz; a brother, Albert of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. M. Lemley of Richland. Funeral services were held in the Community Presbyterian church, Sunday, January 10, the Rev. Lawrence Mitchelmore officiating. Pallbearers included L.L. Peetz, J.B. Adams, J.C. McKean, J.C. Freeman, Art Barnum and F.L. Burnet. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Carroll Sayrs. Interment was at the Moro cemetery.
- Klondike Farmer Is Buried In The Dalles. Ralph E. Smith, 42, a rancher in the Klondike region for the last 15 years, died early Tuesday morning in The Dalles hospital. Mr. Smith, known as “Cap” to friends and neighbors, had not been well for some time, but the death came as a surprise. He was stricken at his ranch home sometime early Monday and never recovered from the attack. Surviving are his widow; two small daughters, Donna Lee and Darlene; five sisters, two brothers and his mother in Utah. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.A. Hutchinson, at The Dalles, Thursday afternoon, with interment at the IOOF cemetery.
- Dave Fulton Dies In Philippine Islands. David Fulton, 34, Wasco native son, and ex-newspaperman, died at Ft. Storsenberg, near Manila in the Philippines, January 5. Born on December 8, 1902, Mr. Fulton lived in Wasco for the next 14 years with his parents. Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin, he did some graduate work at the University of Washington, then took up newspaper work. However in 1934 he enlisted in the army where he was serving at the time of his death. His survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lulu B. Fulton, Portland; and two brothers, J.G. Fulton of Seattle, and John F. Fulton of Portland.
- Word has been received of the death of Coleen, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Morrow of Monte Vista, Colo. Morrow is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morrow of Wasco.
January 22, 1937
- Word was received today that William Morrison, early pioneer of Sherman county, died in The Dalles Thursday morning.
- Wasco Folk Attend Ralph Smith Funeral. Ralph Melvin Smith was born in Kaysville, Utah, Nov. 16, 1892, and passed away, January 12, 1937 at The Dalles. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alta Smith; two daughters, Donna Jean and Darlene Janice, four and six years; a mother, Alice Smith; five sisters and three brothers, Ida White, Clearfield, Utah; Mabel and Nora of Kaysville; Madeline McLatchie, Ogden, Utah; Bertha Nielson, Romeno, Colo., Claude of Ellensburg, Wash., Stanley of Fairfield, Idaho; and Hubert of Kaysville. Hubert Smith of Kaysville, Utah, arrived here Wednesday to attend the funeral services held in The Dalles last Thursday, for his brother Ralph Smith. A number of friends of the family from Wasco, attended; J.T. Johnson, C.W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McPherson, Ross Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. George Fox, Ollie and John Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Macnab, Mr. and Mrs. George Drinkard. Drinkard was in The Dalles several days helping with the funeral arrangements.
- and Mrs. Frank Morrow left Thursday to attend the funeral of their granddaughter of Colorado. Services were held in Salem. The Morrows are house guests of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Laidlaw.
January 29, 1937
- Funeral For Mrs. Sagawe Held In Wasco. Long Time Resident Of Sherman County. A friend of those in need for many years, Bertha Ellen Sagawe, 57, passed to her reward, Saturday Jan. 23, 1937. Long a resident of Sherman County she was well known in and about Moro and Wasco. At the time of her death she was in a Portland Hospital. Mrs. Sagawe was born at Brownsville, Feb. 26, 1879, the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Evalyn Swank Sanders. While still a small child the family moved to Sherman county settling on a homestead in the Gorman School district. In 1896 she was married to Patrick W. McDonald of Moro to which union four children were born: Joseph Ralph, deceased; W.B. of Moro; John Patrick of Seattle; and Mrs. Kathleen Yates of Seattle. At the time of Mr. McDonald’s death in 1905, the family lived in Wasco. Two years later she married Edmond Sagawe of The Dalles. They returned to the ranch where her husband later died. There were two children, Julia Mae, a nurse in Portland, and Richard Lee, deceased. Others surviving are a sister, Mrs. G.L. Crum of The Dalles; a brother, Arthur Sanders of Bend. Funeral services were held in the Wasco Methodist Church, Monday Jan 25, with Rev. Willis Douglas in charge. Pallbearers included, John DeMoss, Everett McQuillen, Wesley Wilde, W.A. Spencer, Mark Alley, and C.A. Bargenholdt. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery.
- Cleo Forbes Buried At Hood River. Cleo Forbes, 20, who died at his home in Moro, Saturday, January 23, 1937 after a lingering illness that kept him bedfast for nearly six months, was laid to rest in the Hood River cemetery, Wednesday, January 27. He was born November 29, 1916. Cleo is survived by his father, John, of Moro; a sister, Mrs. Will Graham of Cook, Washington; and Frank, a brother. Rev. Lawrence H. Mitchelmore conducted the funeral services at Zell’s chapel, The Dalles. A number of Moro and The Dalles friends were in attendance. The pall bearers were Collis Moore, Clarence Mersinger, Roscoe Moore, Dick Morgan, Elmer Barzee, and C.R. Belshee.
- Former Resident Dies At LaCenter. William F. Lutje, 38, who for the past fourteen or fifteen years has been working in Sherman county, passed away January 18. He left his work on the farm of Mrs. Frances Henrichs to visit his father at LaCenter, Washington. While there he took pneumonia which proved fatal. Funeral services were held at View, Washington on January 22. He is survived by one son, Frank, one daughter, Dorothy, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Lutje, four sisters and four brothers, one of whom is Elmer of Wasco.
- County Pioneer Dies In The Dalles Thursday. William Morrison, 76, died Thursday morning, January 21, 1937, after several years of failing health. He lived for over fifty years in Sherman county, then moved to The Dalles where he was at the time of his passing. Mr. Morrison was born in New Zealand, March 23, 1860. As a young man he came to America later taking a homestead on land now farmed by Wilford Belshe. During many years he farmed in the Harmony district, he was neighbor to A.M. Wright, local merchant. He was married to Rachael Dillinger. Over twenty five years ago the couple settled in Moro. Morrison died in 1925. Mr. Morrison was one of the most active Masons in Sherman county, according to friends. He held membership with the Shriners in Portland, as well as in the Moro lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L.N. Huls, Klamath Falls; a sister, Mrs. Jesse Hale, Pendleton, and two brothers. Funeral services were held in The Dalles, Saturday, with Rev. R.A. Hutchinson, officiating. The Moro Masons were in charge of the rites at the graveside in the IOOF cemetery. Pallbearers included, Mac Bull, J.C. McKean, W.A. May, Seral Searcy, Clarence Morrison and Ralph Brisbane.
- Eliza Ann Everett Dies At The Age Of 75. Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Ann Everett, 75, Sherman county pioneer, were held at the Wasco Christian church, Sunday, January 24, Rev. Gilbert Carey, officiating. Mrs. Everett was born at Abbington, Iowa, April 12, 1861. For more than fifty years she lived in this county, having come with her husband to Wasco in 1886. Surviving are ten children and eleven grandchildren. The children are Charles and Carl of Wasco; Perl of Klamath Falls, Lee of Eugene; H.E. Jr. of Portland; Mrs. Ira Downie of Los Angeles; Mrs. Clara Mamey of Oakland, California; Mrs. Edna Farrel of The Dalles; Mrs. Mattie Ross of Salem, and Mrs. Myrtle Funk of Wasco.
- Robert Webb of the experiment station staff is in Monroe, Washington. He was called there Sunday for the funeral of his grandfather, Mr. Billings. The old gentleman in his 90th year was a Civil war veteran, wounded at the second battle of Bull Run.
February 5, 1937
- Bertha Smith Passes Wednesday. Mrs. Bertha Knight Smith, 52, of Grass Valley, passed away at The Dalles hospital about 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 1937. She married Lester Smith on January 8, 1908. Surviving are her widower, one brother, Ollie Knight, who lives in the Willamette valley; and one daughter, Mrs. R.G. Cunliff of Moro. Present plans provide for the funeral services to be held in Wasco, Saturday, February 6.
- Sherman County Pioneer Dies At Colton. Word was received this past week that an old pioneer of Sherman county, D. [G.D.] Woodworth, 88, died at the home of his son in Colton where he has been making his home for two years. He was born in Nova Scotia, December 25, 1853. He passed away January 31. Burial services were held at Hood River, February 2. [Gilford D.]
- Helen Small McClure, 84, died January 30, 1937, in The Dalles at the home of her daughter Mrs. L.R. Robinson. Other surviving are two sons, J.E. and Andrew of Wasco; a brother, John Small of Kansas and two grandchildren.
February 12, 1937
- Former Hotel Manager Dies In Chicago. Funeral services for Charles Stanley Webb, 60, former resident of Sherman county, were held in Chicago, Illinois, February 1, 1937 where he had lived for the past 30 years and was employed in the U.S. Postal service. Older residents of Moro will remember the deceased as former manager of the old Moro hotel owned by his father, C.B. Webb, from 1900 to 1903. Webb came to the county in 1890. Surviving are his widow Martha; four sons, Charles Stanley, jr., Norman and William C.; two brothers, Ernest G. of Beaverton and Leslie E., of King City, California; and three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Sterns of Summerville; Mrs. Clarice Kruger and Mrs. Oneita Millard of Portland.
- Former County Boy Dies In Portland. Due evidently to a recent nervous breakdown, Waldo Baker, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Baker of Grants Pass, took his own life by inhaling monoxide gas in Portland Saturday or Sunday. Police said Baker was found dead in his car, with one end of the hose attached to the exhaust and the other end inside the car. Mr. Baker, with his parents, lived in Grass Valley as a small boy. Since reaching adulthood he has been connected with the Standard Oil Company, in Salem, and presently was named assistant manager of the United States National bank in Grants Pass.
- Dora Matthias Passes At Sunnyside. Dora Helen Matthias, 82, passed away at the home of her son, John at Sunnyside, Washington, February 7, 1937. For many years the family was in Sherman county. Mrs. Matthias was born near Stendale, Germany, April 29, 1854. She married Fredric William Matthias in Germany in 1877, leaving that country for the United States in 1883. For a few years they lived in Kansas, but soon moved to Sherman county where they set up housekeeping. To this union six children were born. Mr. Matthias passed away in 1913. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Alvena Rebman of Toppenish, Washington; Fred of Outlook, Washington; and John of Sunnyside. There are 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mrs. Matthias was a faithful member of the Methodist Epispocal church.
- Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Bertha Smith. Funeral rites for Mrs. Bertha Knight Smith, 52, of Grass Valley, were held in the Wasco Methodist church, Saturday, February 6, 1937 with Rev. Robert A. Hutchinson of The Dalles officiating. Willis R. Douglas assisted. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday night, February 3, 1937. Surviving are her widower, Lester, and one daughter, Mrs. R.G. [Phyllis] Cunliff. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery. Pall bearers included Melvin Schadewitz, Ray Blake, George Wilcox, Wily Knighten, T.M. Rolfe and Charles Belshee.
- Word was received Monday of the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wood in The Dalles. The babe lived but a few days. The Woods formerly lived in Moro where he was representative for the Shell Oil company.
- Max Pluemke received a telegram Friday stating that her brother-in-law, William Morrison, of San Francisco, California, had passed away. Mrs. Pluemke left immediately for Portland where she and her sister, Mrs. Grant Smith, left by train for San Francisco to attend the funeral which will be held in Los Angeles.
- and Mrs. Roy J. Baker left for Portland to attend the funeral of his nephew, Waldo Baker of Grants Pass, who was found dead in a car which was driven into a snowbank.
- Graveside rites for James Gerald Morehouse, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Morehouse, were held Monday under the direction of Zell’s.
February 19, 1937
- Funeral Services Held For Chester Medler. Funeral services for Chester C. Medler, 31, young Wasco resident, were held in Wasco in the M.E. church Tuesday, February 16, 1937 with interment in The Dalles IOOF cemetery. Medler was born in Wasco and lived there all his life. He passed away Friday. Mr. Medler is survived by the widow, Mrs. Grace Medler; two children, Elton and Phyllis; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Medler of Wasco; and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur L. Lowell, Alderdale, Washington; Mrs. Chester McMillian, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Donald W. Bird, Portland; and Mrs. Carl Nelson, Quantico, Virginia. He was a former student of University of Oregon and a member of both Phi Gamma Delta and the Knights of Pythias. Rev. Willis Douglas conducted the services. Mrs. Maud Akers and Mr. Douglas sang a duet, and Mrs. Lloyd Hennagin, a solo.
- Infant Daughter of Moro Couple Laid To Rest. Graveside rites for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruckert were held at the IOOF cemetery, Monday afternoon.
- Henry Minett, sister of Mrs. Jessie Henrichs, passed away at her home in Madison, Wisconsin, February 11, 1937. Funeral services were held on February 13. Mr. Henrichs reports that she last saw her sister about a year ago when she made her trip East.
- Word has been received of the death of Isaac H. Maxwell, Sherman county pioneer rancher, in Portland. Funeral services were held in Hillsboro Thursday. Maxwell at one time operated a farm on Gordon Ridge.
- Robert McLean Brash, 77, formerly of Sherman county, died in Portland recently. Funeral services were held on February 11. Old timers will remember Mr. Brash as a veteran paper hanger.
February 26, 1937
- Pioneer Passes. Helen Parry, 86, widow of the late John M. Parry many years Moro postmaster, died in Portland, February 19, 1937. Mrs. Parry was born in Indiana, September 16, 1850. The Parrys came to Sherman county in 1894 and saw the community through a considerable period of growth. Surviving are two sons, John and Walter, both of Portland.
- W. Axtell Passes At Eugene Home. O.W. Axtell, pioneer Sherman county farmer, about 87 years of age, died at his home in Eugene, February 12, 1937, after an extended illness. Funeral service were held the following Monday. Mr. Axtell was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, near Van Buren. Later he moved to Iowa. Coming to Oregon, he and Mrs Axtell lived in Weston where they held membership in the Presbyterian church. The couple were homesteaders in the Harmony district for many years. They took an active part in the organization of the Presbyterian church, Mr. Axtell serving as clerk and member of the Session. Surviving are a brother, J.M. of Moro; and seven living children, one of whom, Perry C., still farms not far from his father’s old place, Mrs. Bertha Hartsook, Albany; Mrs. May James, Pomona, California; Chester of California; Herbert of Portland; Herschal of Eugene; and Mrs. Nanna Franklin of Portland.
- Wiscarver Dies. Mrs. Lucy Wisecarver, older sister of Mrs. Lena Searcy, died at the home of her daughter in Oakland, California, Saturday, February 13, 1937, according to word received her by a niece, Mr[s] Harry B. Pinkerton.
March 5, 1937
- Word has been received of the death of Fred Blaylock at Hood River. Blaylock formerly farmed in the Rutledge district. His brother Ernest R. Blaylock lives in the Grass Valley area.
- and Mrs. Perry C. Axtell returned to their ranch home from Eugene Saturday. They were called to the valley several weeks ago when his father, O.W. Axtell became seriously ill and later died.
March 12, 1937
- Pioneer Woman Dies At Wasco. Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret E. Williams, 88, who died at her home in Wasco, March 8, 1937, were conducted by Rev. Willis Douglas, jr., pastor of the Methodist church there Tuesday. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Williams as a girl crossed the plains with her family in 1851, moving to Lebanon. She was married to Thomas E. Williams in 1868 at Petaluma. The couple settled in Sherman county in 1883. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Sharpe of Seattle; two sons, John H. of Canby and Ralph W. of Wasco; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Wooden of Seattle; two brothers, John R. Crawford of Redding, Calif., and W.E. Crawford of Ukiah. Pallbearers included Ed. Moon, W.B. Rice, Dan McDermid, Norval Yocum, George Moon and J.W. Spencer.
March 19, 1937
- Shaniko Girl Is Burned Fatally. Maxine Cramer [Kramer], of Shaniko, but formerly of Wasco, was burned fatally Saturday morning at the family home in Shaniko. She had arisen and started a fire with gasoline and paper which exploded catching fire to her clothing. She ran to the bed room and tried to smother the flames out in bed but was severely burned in the attempt. Fire caught in the bedding and the house and all contents were destroyed. She was brought to Moro where her burns were found to be too extensive for local treatment and she was taken on to a hospital in The Dalles where she died the following day. It was reported that sixty percent of her body was burned. Burns were most serious on her feet and lower limbs and her hands and arms. Miss Cramer had been attending school at St. Mary’s academy in The Dalles and was spending the weekend with her parents in Shaniko when the accident occurred. Besides her parents she leaves a brother, Allen and her grandparents. Interment was made in the cemetery at Shaniko. The deceased attended school in Wasco last spring when her parents were residents of the town, and she had many friends there.
- Max Pluemke received word Saturday morning that her brother in law, Bill Kramer of Portland was killed Friday while at work in the woods. Mrs. Pluemke and son Albert left Saturday afternoon for Portland where they attended the funeral.
March 26, 1937
- Nish, Last Civil War Veteran Laid To Rest. Native of Scotland, Volunteer In Illinois Regiment, Pioneer Of Sherman County, Deceased Lived Active, Eventful Life. Alexander Nish, last surviving Civil war veteran of this section of Oregon, died at his home in The Dalles Sunday night after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Nish was born in Scotland, February 15, 1847 and came with his parents to this county when he was five years old. He served with the 95th Illinois Infantry under his uncle Captain James Nish for over two years fighting with the army of the west at Mobile and at Nashville and in many skirmishes. After the war he settled in Iowa but came to Oregon in the early days to settle in the Willamette valley. In 1891 he came to Sherman county with his wife, who was formerly Harriet Thompson, a sister of A.C. and N.W. Thompson who still live here. They took up land near Monkland and lived there until 1920 when they moved to The Dalles which has been their home since. Mr. Nish formerly belonged to the GAR post in Sherman county but since that has been discontinued he has been a member of the post in The Dalles of which he was the last member. He always took a great interest in veteran affairs. Surviving him are his widow; five children, William of Tacoma; Charles A. of Mikkalo, Mrs. Lilah Hall of Moro, Mrs. Grace Guppy of Beaverton and Mrs. Elizabeth Nevilier of Chicago. David W. Nish, a brother lives in Moro. Private funeral services were held in The Dalles Wednesday morning with Rev. R.A. Hutchinson as pastor and interment was made in the Rose cemetery with members of the American Legion as pallbearers.
- Former Moro Boy Buried In Portland. Clifton Leroy Benson, formerly a resident of Moro, was buried in Riverview cemetery in Portland Monday after his death Friday night. According to news reports he held up a man with a car and then used the vehicle to visit service stations and hold up the proprietors. When stopped by the police he was said to have turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. Mr. Benson was in a serious accident a few years ago and for several months was incapacitated. He has been away from this county for four or five years.
- Kent News. and Mrs. John Woods received a telegram Thursday from Looking Glass, Ore., notifying them of the death of Mr. Woods’ father, Lee Woods. He had been in ill health for several years. He was formerly a Kent resident.
- Grass Valley. Tess Howard passed away at a hospital in The Dalles and was buried here last Thursday. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary (Marlin) Stewart.
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April 23, 1937
- Frank Hulery Dies In Rufus, 50 yrs Here. Frank Hulery, who died in Rufus last week, had been a resident of Sherman county for over fifty years living in Wasco and Rufus during that time. He was born in Portland in 1861, being the son of the first cooper in that city. After a boyhood in Dayton he came to eastern Oregon and homestead in Morrow county, later coming to this section where he remained. He was married in 1882 in Goldendale to Sarah Graham. He owned the Phallamont stable in Wasco at one time and in recent years operated a service station in Rufus. Four children were born to the Hulerys, Frank and Tom, now living in Corvallis and Albany and Pearl and Minnie.
- James Taylor James Taylor, formerly a resident of the Grass Valley country, died at his home near Dufur last week and was buried there Saturday. He was a brother of Mrs. V.A. Baker of Grass Valley and father of four boys and three girls who will be remembered here.
- Former Resident Dies. Clyde Scheurer, known to many residents of Sherman county, was reported as drowned Tuesday when he tripped over a cable and fell into the Willamette river near Oregon City while working there. His body had not been recovered at latest reports. He lived in Sherman county several years ago when the family operated a threshing machine. Clarence Scheurer, a brother, is a frequent visitor here.
- Funeral services were held for Frank Hulery of Rufus Saturday with burial in the Wasco cemetery.
April 30, 1937
May 7, 1937
- Pioneer Of County Buried Tuesday. Julius Rhuberg, for fifty years a resident of Sherman county, died Sunday in Moro and was buried Tuesday afternoon in the Michigan cemetery southwest of Grass Valley. Services were conducted by Rev. H. H. Fleckinstein from the Lutheran church in Grass Valley. As a little boy he saw the Danes driven out of Hanover, his homeland, and always remembered the tired soldiers marching past his father’s farm. He remembered clearly the days of 1872 when Bismark sent his Teutonic legions against France to win unification for Germany and the German people. As part of his early education he traveled over much of Europe and he retained to the end the impressions obtained then. When he approached manhood he came to California where his uncle Miller the San Francisco butcher, who became famous as a part of the firm of Miller & Lux, was already Julius rode the Nevada hills for stock when many of the pioneers of this country were breaking their home ties in the east, or in other lands, and coming across the plains. In 1886, hearing that Carsten von Borstel, who he knew in Germany, had settled in what is now Sherman county, he rode across Oregon. Since then he has lived a major part of the time in this county although he has made several trips to his homeland and to other states. He is survived by his widow Augusta, who has lived in Germany for thirty years and by a brother in Hamburg. He was born August 22, 1860. He was a steady reader of books on politics, economics and history, especially the early history of the United States and the development of the west, with which he was personally acquainted.
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May 28, 1937
- P. Yates, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Pat O’Meara, left Saturday for Elmira where their oldest brother, Fred Yates, had passed away. Funeral services were held Monday.
- T.L. Kretzer of The Dalles is visiting at the Stanley home and Mrs. Maud Akers is also there. Mrs. Bessie Stanley returned after attending the funeral services of her husband Frank Stanley.
June 4, 1937
- Henry DeMoss To Be Buried Here Monday. Henry DeMoss died Wednesday night after a long illness that has kept him bedridden for nearly four years. He was a member of the famous DeMoss Lyric Bards that toured the United States and Europe for many years at the turn of the century. He was born in Iowa February 4, 1860 and was brought to the northwest when a child by his father, James DeMoss. He studied music at many schools in this country and abroad and was proficient on many instruments. He made his home at DeMoss Springs when not traveling. Surviving him are a son, Homer B. of Eugene, two daughters, Evelyn of San Francisco and Beulah of Texas, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Eugene and a half brother, John of Moro. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Presbyterian church with Rev. L.H. Mitchelmore giving the sermon.
- Elma Atwood Dies At 69. Mrs. Roy C. Atwood, long time resident of Wasco and Rufus communities died Tuesday after a lingering illness. She was 69, the widow of Roy Atwood, banker and merchant of Wasco who succumbed a couple of years ago. Elma Atwood was born in Sweden October 15, 1867 and came to this county in the early nineties with her husband whom she married in Chicago. She has lived here ever since first in Rufus and for many years in Wasco. The funeral will be conducted Friday morning from St. Peter’s Catholic church in The Dalles and interment will be made in The Dalles cemetery by the side of her husband. No relatives survive in this part of the country.
- S. Hall Buried In Kent Saturday. William S. Hall, well known resident of southern Sherman county died in a hospital in The Dalles May 26 and was buried by brother Masons in the Kent cemetery, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Hall was born in Logan, Iowa, October 29, 1962 and came to the northwest when a young man. He was married in 1881 but his wife and daughters died many years ago and he had remained single since. He first came to Sherman county in 1894 and has lived here almost ever since spending most of his time farming near Kent at which business he one time acquired considerable competence. Surviving him are two brothers, A.K. Hall, a one time Sherman county resident, now in the IOOF home in Portland, and Marshall whose whereabouts are unknown, and John Bayliss of Ashland, a nephew.
June 11, 1937
- J.U. Leonard Killed in Accident At DeMoss. Three Others Injured In Accident At Foot Of Grade When Three Vehicles Are Damaged. Mrs. J.U. Leonard was instantly killed and three other persons were seriously injured Sunday night at seven thirty when two cars collided at the foot of DeMoss hill, three miles north of town. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were driving south and coming down the hill when they first met a light truck loaded with household goods and driven by Wallace Banks with Walter Bergin as passenger. The Leonard car is said to have sideswiped the truck being thrown out of control. The Leonard car then swung to the outside of the grade and was turned again to cross the highway and strike the Chevrolet sedan driven by Robert M. Banks, father of the driver of the truck, who was accompanied by his wife. Collision Damaging. The force of the collision threw Mrs. Leonard against the front of the car and into the windshield killing her and seriously injuring Mr. Leonard who sustained a broken jaw, several broken ribs and many cuts and abrasions. He was taken to a hospital in The Dalles from where is reported that he will probably recover. Mrs. Banks received a broken jaw, a broken nose and several cuts and Mr. Banks has a crushed chest and a broken nose. Both were treated at the hospital. Burial at Hood River. The funeral for Mrs. Leonard was held in Hood River Wednesday. She is survived by her widower, a son Orville, and daughter, Mabel in California, and Mrs. Logan Gentry of Moro. The Banks family were returning to Toppenish, Wash., after spending a few months in California. The car was towing a trailer house.
- Former Moro Resident Buried In Salem. Jennie Ginn Bates was born on February 20, 1886 on a ranch near Moro, Oregon and died in Salem, Oregon June 1st, 1937 after a lingering illness. The daughter of the late Jeanette McDonald and Robert J. Ginn was educated in the Moro public schools and entered nurses training in Walla Walla, Washington. After two years of training she left Walla Walla to recuperate from an illness at her parents home in Long Beach, Calif. She completed her course in nursing and graduated from The Dalles hospital in 1907. As a trained nurse she nursed in Portland and Vancouver. On April 15, 1916 in Plattsburg, New York she was married to George H. Bates, an army officer and as his wife she lived at the various posts where he was stationed. For the past seven years they have resided in Salem. Besides her husband, Captain George H. Bates, the following brothers and sisters survive, Arthur Ginn, Pendleton, Oregon; Elwood Ginn, The Dalles; Harold Ginn, Moro; and Richard Ginn of Lewiston, Montana; Mrs. Faith Needham, Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. Marjorie Dalby, Bonneville, Ore; and Miss Mildred Ginn, of South India and the mother, Mrs. R.J. Ginn of Moro. She was ever a devoted wife and friend and will be remembered for her kindness to others. Services were held in Salem with interment at Belcrest Memorial Park, June 3rd.
- Henry DeMoss Buried In Private Cemetery. The funeral of Henry Sumner DeMoss, who passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. P. Waldo Davis, at Eugene, June 2, after a three year illness was held from the Moro Presbyterian church, Monday with the Rev. J. Frank Cunningham officiating. Pallbearers were R.C. Byers, J.C. Freeman, W.S. Powell, J.F. Foss, O.L. Belshe and E.E. Barnum. Interment was in the DeMoss cemetery on the old home place. Mrs. G.A. Akers, Mrs. Lloyd Hennagin and Tom Fraser sang the hymns composed and written by the deceased, accompanied by Miss Vivian Trounce. Henry was the eldest child of Prof. James DeMoss and Elizabeth Bonebrake DeMoss, ox-team emigrants of 1862 from Iowa. They first settled at Cove where Mr. DeMoss built a saw mill and started his series of tours as musician and evangelist. Henry made 60 annual tours. Outstanding among them were to the Chicago exposition in 1893, Omaha in 1898, St Louis, 1904 and to the Portland and San Francisco fairs. The troupe also traveled in Europe. For several years he has made his home at Silver Lake with his son, Homer, before going to Eugene. Although extensively traveled he homesteaded in Sherman county and aided in planting the grove at DeMoss Springs. He joined the Baptist church when 13, and was married in 1901. Relatives at the funeral from outside the county were Homer DeMoss and wife, Lizzie DeMoss Davis, P. Waldo Davis, Herschel Davis, of Eugene; John H. DeMoss of Hermiston, W.E. Jewell and wife and daughter of Independence, C.J. Corson of Eugene and Mrs. Iva Pitcher of Silver Lake.
June 18, 1937
- Funeral For Mrs. J.C. McKean Will Be Held Friday. Funeral Will Be Held In Legion Hall To Insure Room For Host Of Friends Of Deceased; Death Occurs While On Trip To East. The funeral of Mrs. Essie McClelland McKean will be held from the Moro Legion hall Friday afternoon at two o’clock according to announcement made by friends of the family. Her death occurred Friday, June 11, at Topeka, Kansas where she had been ill with pneumonia for three weeks. A few days before her death she was reported to be improving and friends here were heartened by the news but a relapse brought her death shortly after her son and daughter reached her bedside. Her daughters Georgia and Muriel came home on the train with the body and Mr. McKean drove from Topeka reaching here Monday afternoon. Eastern States Visited. [The] McKeans left Moro early in May for Detroit where they picked up a new car and drove on to Pennsylvania where they visited relatives. While in Washington D.C. Mr. McKean had to have his foot operated on and then in Topeka Mrs. McKean contracted pneumonia from which she was unable to recover. She had a previous attack last spring. Essie Frances McClelland was born at Tingley, Iowa July 23, 1885 and came to Centerville, Washington with her parents when a child. About 1900 they moved to Wasco where Essie was married to James Carrol McKean, July 4, 1904. In 1908 the McKeans moved to Moro when he was appointed deputy sheriff and this has been their home since. Three children have been born to them, Georgia, Kenneth and Muriel. Mrs. McKean was a member of the Eastern Star, White Shrine, the Rebekahs and the Presbyterian church and was always active in woman’s club functions. She led a busy social life and often lent her house and gave her time to causes in which she was interested or to persons in need of assistance. Because of this kindly spirit she had a wide circle of friends.
- Etta Coe Buried Thursday. The body of Mrs. Etta Benson Coe was interred in the Moro cemetery Thursday afternoon after her funeral was held in The Dalles from Zell’s Funeral home. Mrs. Coe was born Etta Martin, a sister of Wilbert and Roy Martin, in Waterford, Penn, in 1853. She was married to Mr. Benson in 1875 in California. They came to what is now Sherman county in 1884 and lived here until recent years. Coker Coe, her second husband died some years ago. Surviving her are four sons, Harry, Roy, James and Delbert Benson and Mrs. Clara O’Dell.
- and Mrs. Wm. Froebe are here for the funeral of Mrs. Essie McKean. Mrs. Froebe is an aunt of the deceased.
June 25, 1937
- McKean’s Funeral Attended By Many. The funeral of Mrs. J.C. McKean was held Friday afternoon from the Legion Hall with the Rev. W.I. Eck of The Dalles giving the sermon. O.L. Belshe, O.G. Sayrs, Walter May, L.L. Peetz, Melvin Schadewitz and W.C. Miller acted as pallbearers. Musical numbers were given by a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton, Mrs. Lloyd Hennagin and Tom Fraser. Mrs. Hennagin also sang a solo. Members of the Moro Rebekah lodge were in charge of the funeral and interment was made in the Moro cemetery.
July 2, 1937
- L. Alsup Funeral Held Thursday. Abraham Lincoln Alsup, who had been a resident of Sherman county for a large part of the ____ [last?] thirty five years, was buried at Grass Valley Thursday following his death at Fontana, California at the home of his son, Ray. Mr. Alsup was born in Missouri in 1864 on September 4 and lived there until he was married. He came to Oregon and settled in the Willamette valley and later returned to Missouri until 1903 when he came to Sherman county where he has made his home until recently. For the past two years he has lived with his son in California after failing eyesight made it impossible for him to work. Surviving him are four sons, Ray of Fontana, William of Wamic, Noble of San Francisco and Bernard of Los Angeles and one daughter, Mrs. Wava Ash_ of The Dalles. Mrs. Alsup was buried at Grass Valley several years ago. Gerald C. Dryden officiated at the funeral.
July 9, 1937
- “Chub” Fowler Dies From Friday Auto Accident. Collision Between Rufus Farmer and L.L. Peetz and County Road Crew Fatal To One; Cars Wrecked. S. Fowler, well known resident of Rufus, died in The Dalles Monday, July 5, from the results of an automobile accident of last Friday evening about a mile north of Wasco. L.L. Peetz, county road master, accompanied by Lamer Sayrs, Kendrick Dunlap and Clarence Mersinger, returning from the days’ work met the Fowler car near the top of the hill near the Barnett estate place and the two cars hit nearly head on as both attempted to swerve to the center of the road and evade the other. Fowler was thrown to the roadway and probably received his fatal injuries in the fall. Peetz was the worst hurt of the other four receiving a badly bruised chest and several minor hurts. Mersinger and Sayrs in the rear seat were held in place by a maintainer tire they were holding in front of them. Both cars were badly damaged. Missouri Native. Joseph Shelby Fowler, (Club) was born in Pettis county, Missouri May 20, 1880 and came to Sherman county when four years of age. He attended Sherman county schools and after finishing The Dalles high school attended the Portland Business college. The funeral was held in The Dalles Wednesday with the Elks lodge in charge. Final services were held in Portland crematorium Thursday. He is survived by his widow, Mae and four sisters, Mrs. Cora Stranahan of Hood River, Mrs. Ila Dean of Walla Walla, Mrs. Lella Lamn of Sedalia, Mo., and Mrs. Zella Currin of Portland.
- and Mrs. Gus Schilling and son Robert left for Cottage Grove Tuesday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. Schilling’s brother-in-law, Charles Stevens, who was killed in an automobile accident. Mr. Schilling and Robert returned Thursday while Mrs. Schilling remained a few days with Mrs. Stevens.
- F. Langley returned from California where he was called by the sudden death of his father.
- Roy Belshee’s grandson, Jerry Wilson of The Dalles, passed away Sunday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday.
July 16, 1937
- F.L. Barnett’s Funeral Is Today. Mrs. F.L. Barnett of Wasco died at the hospital Tuesday morning from an illness that has kept her confined for several weeks. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Wasco Methodist church. Arvilla Jane Peugh was born in Missouri July 22, 1870 and came to Wasco when a young girl with her parents. She married Francis Lafe Barnett and since then has lived on the family farm a few miles west of Wasco. Besides her widower seven children survive her: Orin of Portland, Benton of Rufus, Leslie of Oklahoma and Dean of Wasco, Mrs. A.W. Anderson of Eagle Creek, Mrs. Aro [Ida] McCloud of Los Angeles and Mrs. D.E. Brewer of Hood River. Three brothers, Tom of Wasco, John of Twin Oaks, Cal., and Charles of McMinnville and two sisters, Mrs. C.H. Howell and Miss Nettie also survive.
- Indian’s Body Taken From Deschutes River. Sheriff Wilson and Coroner Carl Anderson made a trip to the Deschutes river Tuesday to take the body of Tillman Holloquilly who drowned at Sherar’s the first Sunday in June from the water. He was discovered near mile post 21 by E.J. Conlon and R.W. Thomas last Sunday while they were fishing. The dead man had been an Indian policeman on the Warm Springs reservation. His clothes still contained $23.65 in money, a watch which had stopped at 7:11. His right leg was broken. Sergeant Grimm, the local game warden, C.M. Zell and the two Sherman county officers took the body from the stream, carried it to their car and sent it to The Dalles from where it will be sent to the reservation for burial.
- A telegram was received Tuesday telling of the death of John Nachter of Roseberg. He was a brother in law of the late Carsten von Borstel and was a pioneer of this district.
- and Mrs. Jeff Wilson of The Dalles were receiving the sympathy of friends this week following the death of their 10 year old son Jerrold. He had been ill for a number of months with a heart ailment. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Crandal Bird Chapel with the Rev. Frank Cunningham officiating. Interment in the Wasco cemetery followed. Surviving the boy besides his parents are one brother, Donald, two grandparents, Roy Belshee, Wasco, Mrs. Maude Fuhrman, of Burns and an uncle, Leroy Belshee. Mrs. Wilson formerly lived here.
July 23, 1937
- Dougall McDermid Dies At 70 Years. Dougall McDermid died Tuesday morning at the home of Donald McDermid west of Wasco. He was born April 27, 1867 in Ontario, Canada, and has lived near Wasco for the past ten years. Surviving him are four brothers and three sisters all of who are in the east except Donald and John. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in The Dalles with interment there.
July 30, 1937
- John A. Kuks Dies From Effects Of Heat. John A. Kuks, who was a resident of Sherman county for many years before moving to Portland, died last Wednesday in The Dalles after suffering a heat stroke on the Wapinitia cut-off earlier that day. Mr. Kuks was on his way from his present home at Milwaukee to his ranch southwest of Grass Valley when he was overcome. Passers-by took him to the hospital where he succumbed. He came to this section of Oregon at an early stage of its development and lived here until about thirty years ago. Through steady industry he became the owner of many acres of Sherman county farm land. The funeral was held in Portland Saturday with interment at Riverview cemetery. His widow, May, three sons and two daughters survive.
August 6, 1937
- Word was received here Thursday of the death of Tom Hampton at his home in Pendleton. He was an uncle of W.H. Ragsdale and Mrs. A.S. Johnson and has been in county many times.
August 13, 1937
- Isaac Hathaway Dies In Eastern State. Isaac Hathaway, 74, died August 3rd at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Sprague in Glidden, Iowa. He death was caused by progressive paralysis. Isaac Hathaway, son of Leonard and Phoebe Hathaway was born in Green county, Iowa, June 16th, 1863. In 1898 he came to Oregon, first going to Umatilla county and later taking up a homestead in Sherman county. He farmed land owned by John and Alfred Dillinger. In 1912 he moved to The Dalles, working for The Dalles water commission until 1935 when he returned to Iowa to make his home with his sister who survives him. Also a niece and nephew living in Des Moines survive.
August 20, 1937
- Father Of Wasco Farmer Dies At Mt. Angel. William Dehler of Mt Angel passed away last Friday at the age of 84 years. Lee Dehler and Joe Dehler were notified of his sudden death and left to attend the funeral which was held Tuesday.
August 27, 1937
- Wiley McDonald To Be Buried Sunday. Mrs. Wiley McDonald died at The Dalles hospital Wednesday shortly afternoon having failed to revive after an operation. She had been in the hospital since early in June and this was the second operation she had undergone. She was born Anna Bartholomew in Iowa, October 11, 1890 but came to Yamhill county, Oregon when very young. She attended school at Newberg and came to Sherman county about twenty years ago with her family. They have lived here since that time, farming the Henn place west of town for the larger part of the time. She is survived by her widower, two sons, Harry and Keith and a sister, Elsie Nelson. The funeral will be held Sunday, August 29, at the Community church and interment will be made in the Moro cemetery.
- Pearl Byers Dies In California. Mrs. Pearl Byers, wife of Arthur Byers of Moro, died at Sebastapool, California, Monday. She has been staying with her daughter there. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda, and a son, Ross Byers. Arthur Byers left immediately on receiving word to attend the funeral.
September 3, 1937
- Nellie Williams Buried Here. Interment of Mrs. Nellie Williams was held at the local cemetery Wednesday morning after the funeral was held in The Dalles. He husband was buried here about a year ago. Mrs. Williams was 64 and had been ill for several months. She was formerly a resident of Sherman county with her husband, Charles Williams but for the past twelve years she has lived in The Dalles. Survivers are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wisner of The Dalles and Mrs. Fred Wineberger of Rio Vista, Cal.
September 10, 1937
- James Stewart, Stock Inspector, Dies. James Stewart, for many years stock inspector of Sherman county, died at Pendleton Thursday night and was buried in The Dalles Saturday afternoon with members of the Odd-Fellows lodge of Grass Valley acting as pallbearers. Mr. Stewart was a native of Scotland coming to this county in early days to engage in the sheep business. He was successful for many years and a number of his brothers came to aid him. He has been stock inspector and brand inspector for twenty years. Surviving him are his wife, a daughter, Cora and a son, Lee and a brother John, who lives east of Grass Valley.
- Roy Harper Buried At Wasco Thursday. Roy C. Harper, a lifelong native of the Wasco district passed away Sunday evening in The Dalles at the age of 43 years. He had recently finished harvesting near Wasco when he was found to be ill with pneumonia from which he died. Surviving him are his father, Charles Harper and two sisters, Mrs. Ivadell Banafer and Volana Harper. He was a veteran of the World War. The funeral was held Thursday in The Dalles and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
- Grass Valley. John Stewart left for The Dalles Friday to attend the funeral Saturday of his brother Jim who passed away last Thursday at Pendleton.
September 17, 1937
- John Foss and wife and children, Dorothy and Austin left Thursday of last week for Spokane to attend the funeral of John McDonald, a former resident of this county. They returned by way of Freewater and Pendleton and Pilot Rock where John Foss once taught school.
September 24, 1937
- Elizabeth Fuller Buried Thursday. Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller, a long resident of the Wasco community, died Sunday night after a brief illness. Although not in good health for many years she had been active in church and social work. She was a native of Ireland having been born there December 3, 1861, but had been a native of Sherman county since 1890 when she and her husband, Emerson Fuller settled here. She had no children. Survivors are David Reid, county commissioner, Andrew and Joseph, of Alberta, Canada, and S.W. Reid still in Ireland, all brothers, Mrs. Rachel Neece and Mrs. W.J. McWade of Ireland, sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service at the Wasco Methodist church Thursday afternoon, September 23rd at 1:30 with Rev. F.L. Cannell in charge. Interment at The Dalles.
October 1, 1937
October 8, 1937
- Forrest Peetz Funeral Held Today In Portland. Forrest Barnum Peetz, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Peetz, passed away in Portland early Wednesday morning following a heart attack. Monday evening he had been ill and gone to Portland for medical attention when the second attack proved too much for his heart. He was born near Moro August 17, 1903 and attended school here during his youth, later going to school in Portland for a time. He was married Christmas day 1926 at The Dalles to Miss Dorothy Perkins, who had taught in the Moro schools. He was in business in Goldendale for a year or two and then returned to Moro where they resided until he began work for the forest service at Zig Zag where they have lived for several years. Two children survive. Two children, Janet and Louis and his widow survive him. His parents, a brother, Byron of Portland and a sister, Leora, also survive of his immediate family. The funeral will be held Friday at 1:00 pm from Holman & Lutz chapel at 14th and Sandy Blvd. in Portland and interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery. Graveside services will be in charge of the Masonic lodge.
- W. Howell and son Harry went to Hood River Thursday to attend the funeral of B.F. Ireland. Mr. Ireland and family were former Kent residents.
October 15, 1937
October 22, 1937
- G. Knighten Dies At Advanced Age. William G. Knighten, 98, father of county school superintendent Wily Knighten, died at Lynden, Wash., Wednesday morning from heart trouble. He was born in Missouri and came across the plains with one of the first wagon trains settling near Forest Grove with his parents. Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon at Grass Valley cemetery with Rev. Mitchelmore officiating. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Jane Venable, of Boise, Mrs. Grace Rutherford, Baker, Mrs. Leila Seurrerier, Lyden, Wash., John of Sumpter, Henry of Unity, Bert of Harper and Wily of Moro.
- Klondike Farmer Dies Suddenly. Edward C. Thomas, who has been a resident of the Klondike district for about thirty years, died in The Dalles Sunday after a brief illness. Thomas was born in Mabel, North Carolina, December 27, 1887 and came to Oregon when a young man. He was married to Louise Whiting in 1912 and they have lived near Klondike since. Beside his widow he is survived by three children, Mabel of Portland and Marvin and Mary of Klondike. He has a brother near Centerville, Wash. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at The Dalles with the members of the Knights of Pythias in charge and interment was made in the cemetery there.
October 29, 1937
- Biggs Station Agent Dies of Heart Attack. Melbourne R. Barnett, for many years station agent at Biggs, died in Portland Tuesday night from a heart attack while waiting for a train. He was born in Canada 52 years ago but had been a resident of this country for the greater part of his life. He is survived by his widow, Daisy, a son, Howard and two daughters, Laura and Margaret. Two are in college and one in high school. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in The Dalles, with the Masonic lodge, of which he was a devoted member, in charge.
November 5, 1937
November 12, 1937
- Leonard Peters Killed Near Rufus. Leonard F. Peters of California was instantly killed Saturday night at mile post 119 1/2 west of Portland between Rufus and the John Day River, as he was apparently repairing the lights on his car. The car was struck by an Inland Motor Freight truck, Samuel L. Handshaker, driver.
- Caused of the accident as reconstructed by state police and Sheriff Wilson and Coroner Anderson, Peters had stopped directly on his side of the driveway and his lights were out leading to the belief they were the cause of stopping. The truck driver did not see him until within fifty feet and the truck was turned over in an attempt to stop. No charge was made against the truck driver.
- Two brothers of the deceased were found, one at Redmond and one at Sherwood. He was about 58, 5-7 tall and weighed 122 pounds.
November 19, 1937
- J.A. Sharp Dies At Heppner Home. Mrs. Freida Sharp, wife of J. Arnold Sharp, of Heppner, died at her home Thursday, November 18, from the result of a stroke of paralysis suffered Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Sharp was a native of Sherman county having been born here 31 years ago, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Koepke of Grass Valley. She married Arnold Sharp 10 years ago and since then has lived here, and in Olympia, Washington, until March 1936 when they moved to Heppner where they purchased a bakery, a business in which they had considerable experience. All members of her family were at her beside when she passed away. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is expected that the funeral will be held in Grass Valley where her parents reside. Survivors are her widower, her parents, a brother, John Koepke, two sisters, Mrs. Alton Olds and Mrs. Frank Pike all of Grass Valley.
November 26, 1937
- Frieda Sharp Buried Sunday. The funeral of Frieda Elsie Sharp was held at Grass Valley Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W.I. Eck officiating. Many friends of the deceased attended despite a heavy fog that made travel hazardous. Relatives of Mr. Sharp from Olympia drove from there. Pall bearers were Corliss Andrews, Theo von Borstel, Luther Davis, C.W. Fields, Arzell Lemley and W.C. Patterson. Ech sang two numbers accompanied by Miss Lillian Schassen. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley.
- Anna Fraley Dies At Pullman. Mrs. Anna Fraley, former resident of Grass Valley, died at Pullman, Washington Tuesday night after a short illness. She was 65 at the time of her death. Mrs. Fraley was the mother of Mrs. Arthur Bibby of Grass Valley, Mrs. Lucille Sutherland of Pullman and Louise Fraley of Portland and the former wife of O.M. Fraley, who operated a blacksmith shop in Grass Valley for nearly twenty years.The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Grass Valley.
- and Mrs. T.L. Kistner motored to Cottage Grove where they attended the funeral services of Mrs. Kistner’s grandfather, W. Crawford.
December 3, 1937
- Ruth Miller Buried At Wasco. Mrs. Ruth Miller died suddenly at her home southeast of Moro Sunday night from a heart attack. She had visited at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schwendel at Wasco during the day and apparently felt well. After returning home she had an attack which made it difficult for her to breathe and her husband called the doctor but she had passed away before he arrived. Ruth Lillian Miller was born in Cowell, California, August 27, 1913, and passed away at Moro, Oregon, November 28th, 1937 at the age of 24 years. She moved with her parents to Oregon when she was four and one half years old. She attended the Wasco Public School and High School, graduating with the class of 1932. She was united in marriage to Merle A. Miller of Moro, Oregon on the eleventh of September 1933.
- Was Club President. She was president of the Woman’s club until recently. Those surviving are: her husband, Merle A. Miller of Moro, Oregon, her parents Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Schwendle and two brothers John and Leland Schwendle all of Wasco, Oregon, and a host of friends. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Wasco and interment was made in the cemetery there. Rev. F.L. Cannell officiated and Max Williams, Keith McDonald, Paulen Kaseberg, George Moon, Wm McKean and Arthur Spencer acted as pallbearers.
- Anna Fraley Buried at Grass Valley. The funeral services of Mrs. Anna E. Fraley was held at the Baptist church last Friday, November 26, with Rev. Gerald Druden officiating. Many friends and relatives attended. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Hix and daugher, Prudence; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Hendricks; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hendricks; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hix and Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Farley all of Dufur; Mrs. I. Torvend of Patterson, California; Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Fraley and Orville Fraley of Maupin; Mr. and Mrs. Ashley of Tygh Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Edison Sutherland of Pullman, Wn.; and Louise Fraley of Portland. Out of town friends were Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder and Mrs A.M. Young of Moro. Pallbearers were Gus Engstrom, J.H. Wilt, Marion Van Metre, Sam Stark, R.J. Baker and James Blagg. Dale Baker sang two selections, accompanied by Mrs. Baker. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley.
December 10, 1937
- Robt. McPherson Buried In Wasco. Nellie Mabel McPherson was born at Adel, Iowa, March 15, 1884 and passed away at Wasco, Oregon, December 7, 1937 at the age of 53 years. She moved with her parents to Oregon when she was four years of age and has resided at Wasco since 1891. She was married to Robert McPherson of Wasco, January 16, 1911. She was a very active member in the Rebekah Lodge. She was brought up in the Methodist church and Sunday school. Surviving are: her husband, Robert A. McPherson of Wasco; a son, Maitland B. Shepard of The Dalles, one sister, Minnie M. Hyland of Paso Robles, California, and three brothers, Earl J. Brown of Portland, Frank Brown of Stockton, California; and Wayne Brown of Paso Robles, California. Funeral services were held at the Wasco Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at 2:00. Rev. F.L. Cannell officiated. Pallbearers were W.B. Rice, John E. McClure, John Robinson, Carl Everett, Art Barzee and Orville Gilpin. Interment at the Wasco cemetery.
- Jack Lawrence received word Wednesday night of the death of her sister, Mrs. Walter Lund at Tonasket, Washington.
December 17, 1937
- John Mathieson Dies At Seventy-Six. John Mathieson, 76, who has been a resident of Sherman county for 52 years died in the Dalles Monday after a long illness. He was born in Scotland in 1861 and settled here when a young man shortly after coming to America. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. F.L. Cannell giving the funeral service. Surviving him are his widow, Jane, two sons, John and Hugh of Rufus, six daughters, Mrs. Catherine Viele, Hopwell; Mrs. Ellen Rickels, Shedd; Mrs. Jane Thompson, Mrs. Agnes Curtis, Mrs. Margaret Leff and Mrs. Anna Kuypers of Rufus. Other relatives including four brothers, Frank, Peter, George and James live in Australia, and two sisters, Maggie and Jeanette. Thirty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.
- Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Eaton were held at The Dalles Tuesday afternoon. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McDermid and Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Root.
December 24, 1937
- Elizabeth Olds Dies at Tygh Valley. Mrs. E. Olds, who has been ill for several months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Brittian near Tygh Valley, died there Wednesday morning December 22. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Grass Valley auditorium and interment will be made by the side of Mr. Olds who died in 1914. Elizabeth Messinger was born October 22, 1857 while her parents were on a wagon train between the present states of Indiana and Iowa. She crossed the plains with her parents in 1862 coming to Yamhill county where in 1873 she was married to Emmitt Olds. In 1884 they came to Sherman county where the family home has been since. For the past few years Mrs. Olds had lived at Tygh Valley. Eleven children were born to this union, ten of who still live. Twenty seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also survive. Of the Olds family there are seven boys, Lewis, Dell, Charley, Dean and Earl of Grass Valley, Frank of Milton, Will of Yuba, Cal. and three girls, Mrs. M. Brittian and Mrs. George Brown of Tygh Valley and Mrs. L.H. Nahouse of Moro.
- George C. Vintin Buried Sunday. The funeral of George C. Vintin, who died at his home in Moro the evening of December 16, was held from the Grass Valley auditorium Sunday afternoon with Rev. L.H. Mitchelmore officiating. Odd-Fellows were in charge of the graveside ceremonies and Fred Krusow, George Potter, George Updegraff, Wily Knighten, W.B. Rice and George Wilcox were pallbearers. Mr. Vintin was born in Butte county, California, February 10, 1865, and came to what is now Sherman county in 1883 with his parents. He was a large cattle owner for a number of years until he entered the W.A. Gordon bank at Grass Valley. He later became manager of the Grass Valley warehouses of the Wasco Warehouse and Milling Co., where he remained until the company was sold. He was appointed county clerk in 1931 serving until January of this year when his term expired. He has been ill for nearly two years. Surviving are his widow, a son Clayton, two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Douglas of Wenatchee, Wn., and Betty of Moro; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Snook of Madras and Mrs. Sadie Williams of Portland; two brothers, Edward of Coquelle and Roy of Portland. A large gathering of friends were present at the funeral.
December 31, 1937
- Pioneer of 1884 Buried Thursday. Hattie King Andrews, pioneer of Sherman county, died at her home in Wasco Monday at the age of 79. She had been in poor health for several months. She was born in California and was married there in 1876 to C.M. Andrews. In 1882 her husband came to this part of the country and took up land returning to California for his family in 1884 and this has been the family home since. Surviving are two sons, Guy of Wasco and Claude of Portland and three grandchildren. The funeral was held from the Christian church of which the deceased had been a member for forty years. Zell’s was in charge of the service and Rev. Carey officiated. She was a member of the Pythian sisters and the Eastern Star lodges.
- Alfred Hines of Rufus Buried At Wasco. Alfred Hines died at Rufus Friday, December 24 and was buried at Wasco Sunday. He had been a resident of the county for nearly fifty years and had lived here continuously since 1890. He was a native of Oregon having been born in Corvallis, October 2, 1865. He was married in 1888 at Wasco to Mahaleh Henderson, who survives him as do his son, Earl of The Dalles; two brothers, Lee of The Dalles and William of Vale; and four sisters, Mrs. John Burris of Condon, Mrs. Nancy Truax of Toledo, Mrs. Kate Mitchell of California and Mrs. Ida King of
- William Nelson Dies At Grass Valley. William Nelson, a resident of Sherman county since 1902, died at Grass Valley Tuesday morning after a long illness. He was born in Waterville, Minnesota, February 28, 1877 and came to Oregon in 1887 with his parents. When he first moved to Sherman county he farmed east of Moro later moving near Kent where he lived for many years. Later he farmed southwest of Grass Valley and has lived in that town for a year or two. Surviving are his widow, Adah to whom he was married in 1923, two brothers, Robert of Junction City, and Delbert of California and a sister, Mrs. Ida Shinley of Hood River. The funeral will be held Friday.
- Youth Of Fourteen Dies At Wasco. John Schwendel was born at Wasco, Oregon on January 21, 1924 and passed away at The Dalles December 26, 1937 at the age of 13 years, 11 months. He attended the public school at Wasco and was in the eighth grade at the time of his passing. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schwendel, and one brother, Leland, all of Wasco. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 28 at 2 o’clock, Rev. F.L. Cannell officiating. Interment in the Wasco cemetery.
- Many Relatives Attend Grandma Olds’ Funeral. The funeral services of Mrs. Elizabeth Olds were held at the Civic auditorium last Friday, Dec. 24th, at 2:00 o’clock with Rev. L.H. Mitchelmore officiating. Many friends attending. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Brown, Lewis Brown and Zelma Brown; Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Brittian, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brittian and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brittian, and Omar Brittian all of Tygh Valley; Frank Olds of Milton; Charley Olds of Antelope; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Nahouse and family and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rittner, of Moro. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang three selections accompanied by Mrs. Charles Ruggles. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Omar, Lester and Willis Brittian and Alfred, Clifford and Lewis Brown. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley.
- Several people from this community attended the funeral in Portland of Ralph McCollogh, young attorney, who was electrocuted in a flooded basement early this week. McCullogh spent a summer here as a guest of Miss Mary Jeanette Sargent, her Willamette University roommate.
January 7, 1938
January 14, 1938
- J. Casteel Dies At Walla Walla. R.J. Casteel, who formerly operated a general merchandise store in Wasco, under the name of Casteel & Stanley, died at Walla Walla Sunday and burial was held in that city at 2 p.m. Monday. Mr. Casteel was born in Mercer county, Missouri, June 7, 1889, but has lived a large part of his life in Oregon. After leaving Wasco he engaged in the grocery business in Prescott, Wash., where he was living at the time his death. Surviving are his widow, Helen, and four children; Gretchen, Orville, Gertrude and Robert and two brothers, E.B., county clerk of Umatilla county, and Frank who is still in Missouri.
January 21, 1938
- Arthur J. Decker Buried Monday at Kent. Arthur J. Decker, long time resident of Kent, died at The Dalles last Friday at the age of 62. He had been ill for many years and often unable to be around. Several years ago he suffered the loss of a leg and has not been active in farming since. For many years he had lived southwest of Kent on the farm own by his father and himself where he raised wheat and livestock. His son John J. Decker is now managing the place. Surviving him are his widow, John, a daughter in Portland and a married daughter in the east. Funeral services were held in the Kent Grange Hall Monday, the rites of the Catholic church being given. Interment was made in the Kent cemetery.
- Kent Notes. Word was received here Sunday of the death of Davy Walters at Yacolt, Wash. Davy, who was a resident of Kent for many years had only recently moved to Washington, for the benefit of his health. Walters will be buried at Kent Tuesday, funeral at 1 o’clock p.m. at the Christian church and interment in the IOOF cemetery.
- The funeral of J. Decker was held at the Kent Grange hall Monday at 2 p.m., under the direction of Zell’s. Father Murphy, Catholic priest of The Dalles, had charge of the services.
- The two month old daughter, Diane of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin died Tuesday morning. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock and interment was made in the Rose cemetery. Besides the parents, two uncles here and a grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Martin of Grass Valley and Mrs. Della Hodges of Springfield survive.
January 28, 1937
- Jesse A. Barnett Dies In The Dalles. Jesse A. Barnett, 79, died in the Mid-Columbia hospital Friday after a brief illness. He became unconscious Wednesday here and was removed to the hospital where his ailment was pronounced as albumen poisoning. He did not regain consciousness. Mr. Barnett had been a resident of Sherman county since the early years of this century having come here from Missouri where he grew to manhood and was married. His widow survives him as do a son, Tommy and a daughter, Mrs. Clyde all of Grass Valley. A brother, George lives in The Dalles. The funeral was held Monday from the Civic Auditorium with Rev. L.H. Mitchelmore of Moro and Gerald Dryden of Grass Valley officiating. Tom Fraser and Elmer Halsted of Moro sang accompanied by Mrs. Blake. Pall bearers were Sam Stark, Fred Krusow, Joe Newcomb, Gus Engstrom, A.A. Dunlap and R.A. Stow. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
- and Mrs. Ronald E. Du Fresne, undertakers from Vancouver, Washington, brought the remains of Davy Walters to Kent last Tuesday and Mr. De Fresne being a minister, also conducted the last rites for Mr. Walters at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, followed by burial in the Kent IOOF cemetery.
February 4, 1938
- Morris Erikson Dies In Burns. Morris Erikson, 26, brother of Mrs. Lawrence Mitchelmore, died at Burns Friday of last week after a short illness occasioned by an accidental cutting of his foot while working near that town. Blood poison was the cause of death. He was a graduate of the University of Idaho and an engineer. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. The funeral was held Wednesday at Spokane, the family home, and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchelmore attended from here, returning Friday.
- The newborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruckert died in The Dalles Wednesday night.
- Former Grass Valley Man Dies At McMinnville. and Mrs. Dell Olds and Betty Lou left Thursday for McMinnville due to the severe illness of Mrs. Olds’ father, Mr. Walkenshaw. Word has been received that he passed away Sunday and the funeral was held there Monday afternoon.
February 11, 1938
- Samuel D. Montgomery died in Portland February 5. He was a brother of Charles Montgomery of this city and at one time lived in Sherman county. He was born in Illinois May 17, 1866, being 72 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral was held Monday and interment was made in the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.
- Joe Truitt received word this week of the death of his father, a Civil War veteran now living in Portland. The elder Truitt was 96 years old at the time of his death.
- Phil Zobel passed away Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Scott Whitwood at The Dalles. Zobel was an old resident of Sherman county, having lived here quite a number of years.
- and Mrs. Dell Olds and daughter Betty returned from Hubbard last Wednesday where they were called due to the illness and death of Mrs. Olds’ father, James Walkenshaw.
- and Mrs. Wallace May were in Hood River Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Esther May who passed away last Wednesday. She was a sister in law of L.D. May.
February 18, 1938
- Ida Delvene Hill Passes At Colfax, Wn. Ida Delvene Hill, mother of Mrs. Pearl Butler, Mrs. Clyde Romer, Havre, Montana; Mrs. John Dick, Wichita, Kansas; Lee Hill, Canyon City, Colorado; George Hill, Lyons City; and ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, passed away at the age of 78 years, four months, four days at Colfax, Wn., where she had made her home for many years. She was born in Whiteside county, Illinois. Burial was made in The Dalles Wednesday at one o’clock with Rev. Cannell officiating. Pall bearers were Charles Everett, Steve McMillen, Lyndon Haven, Everett Watkins and James Maddox.
February 25, 1938
- E.E. Gervais, son Ivan and daughter Irma Lee attended the funeral of Mrs. Lottie Oehman at The Dalles Monday.
March 4, 1938
- Mary D. May Passes In The Dalles. Mary D. May, mother of Walter A. May of Moro, died at the home of her son, R.R. May in The Dalles Sunday night. She was 78. Funeral services were held from the Zell Funeral Home in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the Wasco cemetery. Mrs. May was the widow of Henry May who lived a large part of his life near Woodburn until he came to Sherman county in the first decade of the century. Since leaving here Mrs. May has lived in Vancouver and Portland, but often visited friends and relatives in Sherman county. Surviving are three sons, Walter, R.R. and L.E. of Oregon City and a daughter, Mrs. Esta Powell of Portland. Mrs. L.D. May of Grass Valley is a sister and I.A. Coffey of Portland is a brother. Grandsons of the deceased were pallbearers at the funeral.
- Melzer Families Go To Funeral Of Mother. Martin and Carl Melzer left Tuesday night for Sherwood after hearing of the death of their mother who lived near that town. Their families left Thursday to attend the funeral. Melzer had lived on her farm for many years, her son, Walter now farming it. Besides the two sons here and Walter another son, Joe lives in Portland.
- and Mrs. L.D. May, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace May, Mrs. A.M. Zevely and Mrs. Ethel Boyer went to The Dalles Wednesday to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Docia May, mother of Walter May of Moro and sister of Mrs. L.D. May. Interment was made at Wasco.
- Wallace May and Mrs. A.M. Zevely and children were called to The Dalles Saturday due to the illness of their aunt, Mrs. Docia May, who passed away Sunday night.
March 11, 1938
- The little daughter of Donald Banta passed away at Vernonia. Delena Banta was almost three years old and a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brock. Virgil Brock of Twin Falls arrived for a short stay and attended the funeral.
March 18, 1938
March 25, 1938
April 1, 1938
April 8, 1938
- H. Meyers, Sherman county pioneer, died at Caldwell, Idaho at the age of 62 years, March 24. Funeral services were held Saturday in Portland. Survivors are Mrs. Lucille Cottrell a daughter, Jack Meyers, a son of The Dalles; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Carlisle, Mrs. Mary R. Wray; six brothers, Harry J., John C., Edward, Charles, Rudolph all of Caldwell and Frank S. Meyers of New York city; and two grandchildren. Mr. Meyers lived in Wasco more than twenty years.
April 15, 1938
April 22, 1938
- Carl McKean Funeral Arranged For Friday. Resident of County Thirty Five Years Succumbs To Long Illness and Operation. James Carrol McKean (Carl to his many friends) died in The Dalles Wednesday morning about five o’clock after a long illness. His right leg was removed ten days before his death in an attempt to halt the Berger’s disease that has afflicted him for over a year. While he rallied from the shock the last of the week, he was not able to recover. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania December 7, 1881 and when a boy moved with his parents to Missouri. When still a young man he came west with his brother and settled in Sherman county where he worked on farms for a few years. Although small in stature he obtained a job handling wheat and in a few years became warehouse manager at Hay Canyon. He has been in the wheat business as warehouse manager, or buyer ever since, becoming one of the best known purchasers of wheat in the county. He served the county as sheriff for two terms after being deputy under J.C. Freeman for a term. In this capacity he was in charge of sending men to the army during the war. After leaving this office managed the Moro elevator and was director and cashier of the Farmer’s State Bank, a locally owned concern, until it was merged in 1930. Forms Partnership. He was local agent and part owner of the Cascade Tractor company until a few years ago when he formed a partnership with Seral Searcy as agent for another line of implements and power machinery. The firm was also agent for gasoline and oils. During the entire life of Mr. McKean he was active in behalf of the democratic party and has been precinct committeeman and county chairman for many years. In this capacity he has extended his acquaintance over the state. Almost exactly a year ago he went with his wife on a trip to Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. McKean died of pneumonia in Kansas during the trip and Carl returned in bad health because of the lack of circulation in his feet caused by Berger’s disease, which finally claimed his life. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Legion Hall and interment will be made in the local cemetery. Pallbearers will be O.L. Belshe, J.C. Freeman, O.G. Sayrs, W.C. Miller, W.B. Rice and W.A. May. Surviving are a son, Kenneth; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Kinsley of The Dalles and Muriel of Moro. A twin brother, R.H., lives in Wasco and a sister still resides in Pennsylvania.
- Kent Items. and Mrs. J.L. Davis and R. Abell attended the funeral of C.B. Reese at Antelope Thursday.
April 29, 1938
- McKean Funeral Large One. The funeral of C. McKean was held last Friday in the Moro Legion hall and was attended by friends who filled the hall to overflowing. Many from out of the county came to pay their last respects to one whom they had hailed as friend. Rev. W.I. Eck, of The Dalles gave the sermon assisted by Rev. Lawerance Mitchelmore. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang a duet and Tom Fraser a solo. Interment was made in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
- Wilson Family Attends Funeral In The Dalles. and Mrs. J.H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson, Mrs. W.C. Helyer and J.M. Wilson went to The Dalles Saturday to attend the funeral of William Taylor who was a cousin to the Wilsons and lived at Yakima, Washington. Taylor was formerly a Sherman county resident.
May 6, 1938
May 13, 1938
- Lonnie Belshe Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack. Popular and Prosperous Farmer Succumbs Saturday Night. Orville Lonnie Belshe, 58, well known and respected farmer of Moro died suddenly Saturday night from a heart attack. He had been in town that afternoon after drums of fuel oil and after unloading some of them, turned the job over to a hired man and sat down for a rest. He went to the house and had supper and read and listened to the radio until about nine when he retired. About eleven o’clock he had an attack and was dead before the doctor arrived. Here 45 Years. Belshe came to Sherman county when a young boy and has lived here since. He started farming when young and had succeeded at that vocation being the owner of several thousand acres at the time of his death. He returned to the ranch about eight years ago after living in Moro for several years. Lonnie Belshe had the happy faculty of making friends as was attested by the overflow crowd at the church for his funeral. Rev. Hansen of Independence, former local pastor and friend of the family, gave the funeral sermon. He chose four characteristics of the deceased for his text: courage, perseverance, generosity and integrity. Mr. Belshe had been director of many civic and cooperative organizations being on the first AAA board and director of the local grain growers. He was precinct committeeman for the Republican party. Dependable in whatever he undertook he attracted men to him. Pallbearers were L.L. Peetz, T.W. Alley, Clarence Sparling, Roy Powell, Frank Burnet and Wm Ragsdale. Tom Fraser sang two solos at the funeral. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. May Belshe, a son, Donald, a daughter, Mrs. Linnie Hart and a grandson, Kenneth Hart, and two sisters, Mrs. Lea Kenny and Nellie and a brother, Wilford.
May 20, 1938
- Grass Valley Woman Attends Father’s Funeral. and Mrs. Wayne Spoor received from The Dalles that her father, W. F. Magill, passed away Tuesday at the hospital, after an illness of a week.
May 27, 1938
June 3, 1938
June 10, 1938
June 17, 1938
June 24, 1938
July 1, 1938
- Wasco Matron Dies After Long Illness. Maybelle Yocum, wife of J.R. Yocum, died in The Dalles about four o’clock Thursday morning after a prolonged illness. She was 29 years of age. Surviving her are her widower, two small children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Brock, a sister Mrs. Donald Banta and two brothers, Sam and Virgil of Twin Falls, Idaho. Funeral services will be held from the Christian Church in Wasco Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Carey officiating. The Rebekahs, of which the deceased was a member, will be in charge. The funeral will be conducted by Zell’s.
- Son of Wasco Man Dies In Portland. Jack Wallace, who was taken to a Portland hospital for medical aid, passed away June 23. A private funeral was conducted for him at Mr. Scott funeral home,, with burial in Lincoln Memorial. He was a son of Charles Wallace of Wasco. He was born at Condon, December 9, 1921 and this year graduated from the eighth grade at Ridgefield, Washington.
July 8, 1938
July 15, 1938
- Word was received Monday evening by Mrs. Elizabeth Schaeffer, from Gerloch, Nevada telling of the death of her brother, Joe Snoderly, who dropped dead Sunday, July 10. Twenty three years ago he visited at the home of his sisters and remained through the harvest season, working on the Lou Peetz machine.
- B. Casteel, former resident of Wasco and manager of the Casteel and Stanley store died in Pendleton, where he has been county clerk.
- Carl Gregg Buried At Kent Sunday. Funeral services for Carl B. Gregg, who passed away July 6, were held at the Kent Grange Hall Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. O’Nooy of The Dalles officiating. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery. Out of town folks here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Massarat, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gregg and children, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gregg and Mr. and Mrs. Newton Cornett of Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregg and children of Redmond; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sanborn of White Salmon; Arthur Johnson, Al Wright, and Charlie Belshee of Moro; Sam Holmes and daughters, Cassie and Mabel of Grass Valley.
July 22, 1938
July 29, 1938
- May Whiting Buried In The Dalles. Mrs. May Whiting passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.C. Thomas at Klondike at the age of 48 years, 1 month and 12 days. Born May Reynolds, she came to Oregon 33 years ago and has lived in this vicinity for a large part of her life here. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Thomas, and a son, Sherman Whiting of Portland. Funeral services were held in The Dalles Friday with Archie Gosson, Ed Dutton, Pres Boice, Clyde Fridley and Lon Thomas as pallbearers. Mabel Thomas of Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas and Ralph of Klickitat attended the funeral.
- Charles Montgomery received word this week from Middleton, Illinois that his brother, James R. Montgomery had passed away there. There are now but four of the Montgomery brothers remaining.
August 5, 1938
August 12, 1938
August 19, 1938
- Henry Lloyd Buried In The Dalles. Henry Lloyd, long time resident of the Wasco territory and who at one time pumped water for the city of Moro, died in The Dalles Saturday, after a long illness that has kept him incapacitated for several months. He has lived in Sherman county since 1922 and has worked at many mechanical jobs until recently. Lloyd was born in Omaha, Nebraska November 17, 1872. His wife who accompanied him to Sherman county died at Wasco in 1929 and he has lived alone since that time. Interment was in The Dalles.
- County Pioneer Dies In Portland At Age Of 87. John A. (Jack) Thompson of Portland passed away Tuesday, August 16 at his Portland home, 5612 S.E. Lincoln St. Mr. Thompson was born in St. Catherine’s, Ontario November 28, 1851. He left Ontario for Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1870 where he met and married Eliza Ann Cantrill who passed away in Sherman county in 1891. In 1876 he came west to California where he followed the lumbering business until 1883 when he came to Sherman county. He has resided in Portland since 1903, having retired from his interests in Eastern Oregon. On December 14, 1892 he married Susie Pine of Stratford, Ontario, who survives him, he is survived by Mrs. Ella Thompson of Moro; Layton M., Mrs. May Kuks, Mrs. Lillian Montag and Mrs. Edna Schwar_man, all of Portland. He also leaves two stepdaughters, Mrs. Rosa Norcross of The Dalles and Mrs. Henry Becker of Rupert, Idaho and a step son, Mr. Wm. Pratt of Weed, California. Funeral services will be held in Portland on Thursday, August 18, at 2:30 pm.
August 26, 1938
- Forrest A. Kerr Killed In Highway Accident Saturday. Collision With Truck Fatal To Canadian Engineer; Wife Injured. Forrest A. Kerr of Toronto, Ontario was killed and his wife slightly injured when their automobile was struck by a truck driven by Elmer Atkins of Parkdale at the top of the DeMoss hill Saturday morning about nine o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr had stayed at Moro the previous night and had started north. At the top of the hill, on the last turn, they met the truck, the driver of which was blinded by the sun. The truck hit the car door alongside of Mr. Kerr in the driver’s seat and crushed him so severely that he died upon reaching Dr Poley’s office in Moro. Kerr sustained a slight cut on her knee and no other injuries. Mrs. Kerr has requested that no prosecution be made against Mr. Atkins saying that it was an accident, that prosecution would not be of aid to her or her deceased husband and that she wished to let the matter be dropped. Kerr’s body was taken to Portland where it was cremated Monday and Mrs. Kerr went on to British Columbia with a sister of her husband. The deceased was a civil engineer working in a mine in that province. Sheriff Wilson and Deputy Chas. Everett made the investigation.
September 2, 1928
September 9, 1938
- Emil Anderson Dies September 4th. Emil G. Anderson was born in Sweden on March 18, 1873, and passed away at the Portland Medical Hospital September 4, 1938 at the age of 65 years. He came to America in 1892. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Olander in Springfield, Mass., on the 14th day of October, 1904. To this union three children were born: two of them died in infancy. He lived in Sherman county for 30 years, and was held in high esteem by his many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Wasco, also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. Surviving are his wife Eleanor Anderson and one son Frank, both of Wasco. Funeral services were held at the Wasco Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., with Rev. F.L. Cannell officiating. The Masonic lodge was in charge of the graveside service with interment in the Wasco cemetery.
September 16, 1938
- Frank L. Burnet Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack. Frank L. Burnet, well known and prosperous farmer of Moro, died suddenly Tuesday morning from a heart attack suffered while working in the field.
- Burnet was 56 years old. He was born in Illinois, May 12, 1882, lived for some time in Missouri and came to Sherman county in 1906 where he started farming. He was married to Edith Belshee in 1908 and farmed in the upper Hay Canyon country later moving to a farm near Moro where he was living at the time of his death. He was owner of three farms at the time of his death.
- He had been feeling ill for several weeks and he ascribed the cause to hard work in harvest and since. Last week he took a brief vacation and Tuesday morning with his son, Charles and son-in-law, Wm. Schilling, was preparing to seed. Charles took the drills and tractor to the field and Mr. Burnet and Schilling went to the hydrant to fill the waterbags. When Schilling turned around after filling his bag he found his father-in-law on the ground already beyond human aid. The deceased has served many years on the Moro city council. In the early twenties he was a member and for the past six years he had been a councilman. He was for several years a judge for the county fair races where his fairness was respected. Surviving are his widow, Edith; a brother, Oscar at Walla Walla; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Richardson, Oakland, California; and three sisters in the east. Two sons, Charles, and Donald who was working near Walla Walla, and a daughter Mrs. Wm C. Schilling. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock with the Rev. R.A. Feenstra officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Peters, Carroll Sayrs, Roy Powell, Tom Alley, H.O. Kunsman and Melvin Schadewitz.
- George Bourhill Dies After Long Period of Illness. George B. Bourhill, Sherman county pioneer, died in Portland Monday from the effects of an illness of long standing. Mr. Bourhill was born in Scotland, October 9, 1864 and came to the United States in 1882. He stopped in Iowa for a short time, spent a few years in Yamhill county in 1886 and took up land. He farmed east of Grass Valley for several years and then moved to that town to engage in the hardware business with Milt Damon. With J.H. Smith and W.F. Weigand he continued in that business for many years and later was manager of the W.A. Gordon bank in Grass Valley. He was interested in warehouses in the early days. He was later manager of the Farmers State bank in Moro and served many years as county treasurer. In 1904 he was elected county judge and served one year in that capacity. He owned a grocery store in Moro for a number of years and for the last eight years of his residence here was postmaster. He moved to Portland on the completion of his term and has lived there since. He was always active in public affairs. Surviving are his widow Grace, two sons, B.H. of Portland and C.G. of Prineville, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Thompson of Donald, Oregon and Mrs. Elsie Van Slyck of Hooper, Wash., and seven grand children. Three sisters survive, one being Miss Isabella, now of Pasadena. Interment was made in the Rose City cemetery.
September 23, 1938
- Former Resident of Grass Valley Dies at Hillsboro. John Perry, a former resident here passed away at his home at Hillsboro Friday night. and Mrs. John Rolfe and sons and Virginia and Jeanette Huhman left Saturday to attend the funeral held Monday. Mrs. Rolfe will remain several weeks with her mother.
September 30, 1938
- Lou Z. Kenny Dies September 27. Funeral services for Mr. Lou Z. Kenny, 70, early Sherman county settler, were held at the Moro Community church, September 29, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. L.H. Mitchelmore officiating. Mrs. Kenny died at her home in Moro, Tuesday, September 27, 1938. Lou Z. Belshe was born at Locust Grove, Mo., September 5, 1868. At the age of 12 she crossed the plains to Oregon with her parents settling for a year in Lebanon. Then the family moved to what is now Sherman county taking a homestead on the present Charles Burnet farm. She was married to William Kenny, June 17, 1885, at the home of her parents. From Moro Mr. and Mrs. Kenny moved to Canada in 1904 taking their family with them. Returning to the United States in 1911, they settled in Vay, Idaho. Mr. Kenny died in 1929. Eighteen months ago Mrs. Kenny and son, John, relocated in Moro where they were living at the time of her death. Surviving are eight children, Charles W., James, and John of Moro; Pat of Vay, Idaho; Mrs. Mary Mersinger of Moro; Mrs. Ella Keys, Portland; Mrs. Margaret Weitman, Colfax, Washington; and Adeline Kenny of The Dalles; one brother, Wilford of Moro; one sister, Nellie Belshe of Hood River, and 15 grandchildren. Interment was in the Moro cemetery.
October 7, 1938
- Brother of Moro Woman Killed Near Albany. Herman H. Scott, who died from injuries in a Lebanon hospital Tuesday, was a brother of Mrs. Mark Henkle. It was reported that Scott received his fatal injuries from an employee who attacked him with a crowbar. and Mrs. Henkle and children left Thursday to attend the funeral.
October 14, 1938
October 21, 1938
- Richard Sather Buried Thursday. Richard Sather, 25, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sather of Kent, died Tuesday in Portland after a long illness that has kept him in bed for over a month. A form of septicemia was given as the cause of his death. Sather was educated in Grass Valley and Kent schools and went to Portland after attaining his majority and has lived there since. He was a baker when taken ill. He was married a few months ago and is survived by his wife, Mary, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sather of Kent; four brothers, Merril, Kenneth, Jack and Glenn and three sisters, Mrs. Ann Miller of Moro and Helen and Leona of Kent. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Grass Valley.
October 28, 1938
- Leon B. Strong Dies In Rochester. Leon B. Strong, 45, son of Mrs. Ida Strong of Eugene and brother of Mrs. Ted Ball of Grass Valley and Truman Strong of Moro passed away at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn., Saturday Oct 15 after an unsuccessful operation. He was born near Moro, March 13, 1893 but had lived in Livingston, Montana for 22 years where he was a blacksmith and bookkeeper. Surviving there is a son, Romaine. The funeral was held in Livingston and he was buried by the side of his wife and daughter. Strong attended the services.
November 4, 1938
- Gerome [Jerome] Morrow, who died in Marshfield early in October was a long time resident of Sherman county having come here from Illinois with his parents in early days. He was born in Logan county, October 20, 1865. Final ceremonies were held in the Portland Crematorium October 3. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roma Ott and a granddaughter, Wilma Ott, four brothers, John of Portland, Frank of Wasco, Harry E. of Kent and Monroe of The Dalles and four sisters, Mars. Anna McCoy of Petaluma, Cal., Mrs. Lilly Webber of Portland, Mrs. Nan Golliher of Salem and [*Eva Kaseberg of Wasco.] [*Note: the editor failed to complete Jerome’s obit. He stopped in mid sentence, unsure as to what other information of the deceased he was going to include.]
November 11, 1938
November 18, 1938
November 25, 1938
- Dewey Burrell Found Dead In Biggs Canyon. Investigation Points to Probable Murder of Itinerant Worker. The probable murder of a man identified as Dewey Burrell is being investigated by local and state police officers since the discovery of the body Monday afternoon at 1:50 in Biggs canyon where the road comes down from the Earl Fields place. Joe Brady of the state highway crew and H.E. McClain, foreman, were working at this spot and Brady walked to the edge of the road to throw a rock into the canyon when he saw the legs of a man protruding from a clump of sage brush. State police were called as well as Sherman county officers, Sheriff Wilson, Coroner Anderson and District Attorney Johnson, and the body was removed to Zell’s Funeral home where an autopsy was performed. It was found that instead of being killed by a firearm as was at first supposed, the man had been hit over the back of the head with a hammer, which was later found 115 feet from the body. As reconstructed by the officers it was thought that Burrell had been hit while in a car and dragged to the bottom of the canyon where he was struck several times on the left temple, then turned on his face. Brains had flowed from the hole. Identification Found. In a shirt pocket were two cards one a driver’s license from California and the other a liquor license from Burns, Oregon. The first was made out to Dewey Burrell and the second to Ed Burke but the description on each was almost identical both indicating that the man was 5 feet, eight inches in height, weight 140 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He also carried a small notebook with several notations written therein. A letter from a brother F.A. Burrell of Marysville, Idaho, and carried by the dead man gave a clue that found other relatives. Three brothers, F.A. Burrell, farmer, L.E. Burrell, merchant of Caldwell, Idaho and Wallace Burrell of Pocatello, Idaho were located and they identified the body on their arrival at The Dalles Tuesday night. Doctors stated that the body had been lying on the ground for about 48 hours and that death had not been instantaneous because of blood in the lungs. Clothing underneath the body had begun to mold indicating that it had been wet which checked with the fact that rain fell in the county Saturday night. Burrell was an itinerant laborer who worked on farms and sheared sheep in season. It was not thought by his brothers that he had a car which casts doubt on the first assumption which was that he had given a ride to hitch hikers and had been killed and robbed. Victor Swick, employed by Lowell Burres on the Thornberry ranch, stopped to offer aid to a dark Chevrolet coupe Saturday night after 8 o’clock and was told that no help was needed. It is thought that this may have some connection with the case.
December 2, 1938
December 9, 1938
- Services Held In Kent For Mrs. Wren Hogue. Rose Alice Hogue, wife of Herbert Wren Hogue, died at the family home near Grass Valley Monday at 10:45 o’clock, after a long illness. Mrs. Hogue was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Amick of Kent and she was born at Kent November 24, 1901 and has lived all her life in Sherman county. She was married September 9, 1920 in The Dalles to Wren Hogue. Two children survive this union, Eileen [Eilene] and Roy, both of whom are students in the Grass Valley schools. Her parents also survive and one sister, Jo Bauer, now of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Kent Christian church with Rev. Swander of Portland officiating. Zell’s funeral home was in charge of the services.
December 16, 1938
- Albert C. Sly Dies In Stevenson. Albert C. Sly died in Stevenson, Washington, November 28th. The Skamania County Pioneer has this to say, in an account of his life given to the local editor shortly before his death: “— I was offered the principalship at Grass Valley at sixty dollars a month, and accepted. The next summer (about 1901) I landed a job as clerk with the Grass Valley Trading company. I was re-elected teacher at Grass Valley at seventy dollars a month. Charlie Moore, one of the proprietors of the Grass Valley Trading company, said ‘Why do you fool with teaching at seventy five dollars a month?’ So I gave up the school and worked the next year in the store. I got word that Fred Kribs, a timber operator, was interested in my homestead so I returned to Stevenson —“
- The funeral of Mrs. Charles Binder, 55, was held Thursday afternoon at Vancouver, Washington where the family has lived for some years. Binder, with her husband lived here during the twenties. She is survived by her widower, a daughter, Mrs. Violet Rohdem and two sons, Lester and Lloyd.
- The funeral of Mrs. Rose Hogue was held here at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon. C.L. Swander of Portland officiated. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended, also a number of out of town folks were here for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. R.N. McGlasson sang three numbers and Pauline Davis and Nellie Wilson presided at the piano.
December 23, 1938
- Stevenson Buried in The Dalles. Mrs. John N. Stevenson, resident of the Klondike community until about a year ago, died in Hood River Saturday night after an illness of several weeks which necessitated an operation from which she did not recover. Mrs. Stevenson was born in Missouri where she lived until coming to Sherman county over thirty years ago. She lived the greater part of that time on a farm east of Klondike, leaving it for Hood River. Surviving are her widower, John N. Stevenson, two daughters, Mrs. Marion McKee of Moro and Mrs. Claud Eaton of Hood River; two sisters, Mrs. George Pease of Kennewick and Mrs. George Ward of Hood River and a brother, Albert Kinset of Crescent City, California. The funeral was held Tuesday morning in The Dalles and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in that place.
- Former Wasco Man Buried At Halsey. and Mrs. George Drinkard left for Halsey Tuesday and attended the funeral of S.J. Ferrell of Halsey who died on Monday of this week.
December 30, 1938
- Mary Young Dies At 83. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Jane Young was held in Wasco Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Gilbert Carey minister of the Christian church, officiating. Zells funeral home was in charge. Mrs. Young was born March 24, 1855 in St. Joe, Missouri where she lived until 1884 when she came to Oregon bringing her children after the death of his first husband. In 1885 she was married to Alonzo Young, a pioneer of the west, and she has lived in this county since. Mr. Young died in January of 1907. Surviving the deceased are four children, Joe Weatherford of Wasco, Mrs. Marie Richardson of Klamath Falls, Grover Young of Grass Valley and Mrs. Alta Ireland of Moro; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, a brother and a sister, John and Susan Carmicheal of Weiser, Idaho and a brother, Joe Carmicheal in Missouri. Mrs. Young died Friday at midnight after suffering a stroke of paralysis at her home in Wasco earlier in the day. For a number of years she has made her home with her son, Joe Weatherford in Wasco.
- Mary McDanel Dies In Portland. Mrs. Mary McDanel, widow of Hillbard McDanel, for many years clerk of Sherman county of which he was a pioneer, died in Portland last week at the age of 81. Mrs. McDanel was born in California, the daughter of Obed and Elizabeth Cushman. She came to Sherman county with her parents in 1882 and was married to Mr. McDanel in 1891. After serving for over 20 years in the clerk’s office they moved to Portland where she lived until her death. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. America Moore of Portland and a brother, Eugene Cushman of Stevenson, Washington. The funeral was held in Portland.
January 6, 1939
- Hans Koepke Buried at Grass Valley. Mrs. Mary Keopke, wife of Hans Koepke, of Grass Valley died at 2:30 Monday morning of paralysis suffered while she was returning home after spending New Year’s day at the home of her father, Henrich Peters. Mrs. Koepe had been sick on the road home and when they arrived was unable to get out of the car. Neighbors were called but the paralysis grew worse with fatal results. Mrs. Koepke was born in Germany June 4, 1888 and came to this country the same year landing in The Dalles January 1, 1889. She spent her entire life in Sherman county, was married in 1904 near Grass Valley to Hans Keopke, also a native of Germany who came to this country in 1899. Surviving her are her widower, a son John of Kent, a grandchild, two daughters, Mrs. Olga Olds of Heppner, and Mrs. E_na Pike of Grass Valley. Another daughter, Mrs. Frieda Sharp, died a year ago; her father Henrich Peters, one sister, Mrs. Emma Barnett of Grass Valley and five brothers, Peter, John, Henry, Herman and Fred all of Grass Valley. Final services were held in Grass Valley Wednesday afternoon at one thirty with the Rev. W.I. Eck, of The Dalles officiating and Zell’s in charge. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Pallbearers were Theodore and Frank von Borstel, C.B. Andrews, L.E. Clark, Art Bibby and J.S. Fritts. Mrs. Koepke was a member of the German Lutheran church.
- Grass Valley. Hans Koepke died at her home Monday morning about 2 o’clock from a paralytic stroke caused by high blood pressure. The funeral was held at the civic auditorium Wednesday afternoon.
- Wm. Lower, sr. aged 96 years, died at his home in Bolivar, Missouri January 3. Mr. Lower was the father of Mrs. R.H. McKean who stayed with him last year until February when she returned home.
January 13, 1939
- Antelope Veteran Dies In Portland. William T. Jowett, 76, long time resident of Antelope, died January 4th at the Veterans hospital in Portland after a nine months illness. Funeral services were held at the Holman and Lutz chapel in Portland Friday. The body was sent to The Dalles where graveside services were performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars and interment made in the Veterans cemetery. Mr. Jowett, a native of England, came to this country in 1880 and to Antelope, Oregon in 1898 where he resided until 1937, when returning from the National Legion convention in New York he found his home and possessions burned to the ground. He then went to The Dalles and made his home with Peter Karamentos until illness overcame him. He enlisted in the World war at the age of fifty six serving in the quartermaster corps in France. His chief hobby in later years was attending all national and state conventions of the American Legion. In legion circles he became familiarly known as “Dad Jowett, the hermit from Jackass mountain,” presumably gained by his entertaining yarns told about life on his Antelope home.
January 20, 1939
January 27, 1939
February 3, 1939
- Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Kent. Gerald Dryden officiated. Mrs. Arzel Lemley and Mrs. Willard Barnett sang several selections. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley.
February 10, 1939
- Kent News. The funeral of Mrs. J.R. Rucker, 67, was held at the Kent grange hall Friday afternoon with Father O’Donovan of Dufur in charge of services. Rucker died at the state hospital in Pendleton Tuesday. She leaves besides her husband, one son Paul Smith and two Mrs. Lilly Webber of Grandchildren in Porto Rico, Cuba. Zell’s funeral home had charge of burial at the IOOF cemetery at Kent. [copied as it appeared]
- Emma Hines of Look Out, California passed away February 7. The funeral services will be held in Wasco sometime this week.
February 17, 1939
- Former Resident Called By Death. — By John R. Kaseberg. Mary Duella Waters, daughter of Thomas and Helen Hall Waters, was born April 4, 1882 in Webberville, Mich. In November 1898 she accompanied her mother to Wasco, Oregon where her sister, Mrs. Chas. A. Akers then resided. She taught in the public schools of Sherman county until December 3, 1901 when she was married to John R. Kaseberg. After a residence of seven years on a Gordon Ridge farm, she accompanied her husband to Portland which has since been her home. She was greatly interested in travel, study, music and art and loved her home and family above all else; a woman of high character and loving disposition. Her death occurred February 10th 1939 in Pasadena, California where she and her husband where visiting at the time. She is survived by her husband, John R. Kaseberg, a daughter, Helen Korn, a son, J. Kenneth Kaseberg and one grandchild, Barbara Joy Kaseberg.
- “A loving one from us has gone,
- A voice we loved is stilled;
- A place is vacant in our home,
- Which never can be filled.”
- Funeral Held For Wasco Woman. Funeral services were held in Wasco Saturday for Mrs. Emma Marie Hines and interment made in the Wasco cemetery. Mrs. Hines was born at Dixon, California, November 2, 1868 and came to Sherman county in 1888. She passed away at Look Out, California, on February 7, 1939 at the age of 70 years, 4 months and five days. She is survived by four brothers and five sons of Look Out, California and sixteen grandchildren.
- Hines was a member of the Christian church being baptized in 1918. Out of town visitors attending the funeral services of Mrs. Emma Hines held here Saturday included Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hines and Glorena, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hines, Mason, George and Marvin of Look Out, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hines of Portland; Melvin Hines of St. Johns; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin West and family and Shelton Burres of Gilliam county; Orville Hines of Klamath Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McMillen of Portland; Jack McMillen of Post; Mr. and Mrs. Lee McMillen of Stevenson, Washington, and Lloyd Hines of Vancouver, Washington.
- Funeral services for Mrs. John Kaseberg were held in Portland Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kaseberg, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Watkins, L.E. Kaseberg, and Mr. and Mrs. Paulen Kaseberg attending from Wasco. The Paulen Kaseberg’s left from Portland for Eugene to visit with Mrs. Kaseberg’s father.
February 24, 1939
- Former Resident Dies At Independence. Frank Hennagin of Independence, died at the family home Monday. Frank was born about fifty years ago in the Boardman district of Sherman county and was reared in this neighborhood. He married Miss Allie Bailey, a school teacher in the Boardman district, and to this union was born one daughter, Ethel, now married and living in Independence. Leaving Sherman county about 1913, the family moved to Gilliam county for a short time before going to Independence where they have since resided. Surviving him besides his widow and daughter are two half brothers, Fred of Wasco and Albert of Portland; three half sisters, Mrs. John Johnson of Amity, Mrs. Wm Rudolf of White Salmon and Mrs. R.C. Byers of Moro: one brother, Homer of Portland and one sister, Maggie of Amity. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Thursday at Independence. and Mrs. Fred Hennagin and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparling accompanied by Mrs. R.C. Byers attended the services from Moro.
- Graveside Services. Gary Orville, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hockman, of Moro, died of pneumonia early Saturday morning at the family home. Graveside services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Carey of Wasco officiating. Several members of the high school girls glee club sang two numbers. The little one was laid to rest in the Moro IOOF cemetery.
- Grace Edwards of Santa Cruz, California, sister of Mrs. Orville Hockman, came up for the burial of the Hockman baby. She will remain for a two weeks visit in the county.
March 3, 1939
- Rufus Couple Lose Baby. and Mrs. Frank Adams, of Rufus were severely shocked Friday morning when they awoke to find that their little two months old baby had died sometime during the night. Graveside services were held at the Wasco cemetery Saturday at 1:00. Mr. Adams has been a teacher in the county for several years, having taught at Kent before accepting his position in the Rufus schools three years ago. Mrs. Adams will be remembered as Lila Morse.
- Landles received word Tuesday of her mother’s death in Scotland.
March 10, 1939
- Henry Ruggles Passes Into The Great Beyond. Henry C. Ruggles, 78, died early Tuesday morning Mar. 7, at his home in Moro. Ruggles suffered a stroke the 26th day of May last year and though he gained considerable strength for a while, he never completely recovered. Mr. Ruggles, known in the county as “Uncle Henry,” was born in the Mountain House in Butte county, California, on January 8, 1861. In 1882 he came to Sherman county with his parents, his brother Phil and wife, and the Rutledge family. They all spent the first winter in Moro in the old Barnum house, moving in the spring to the Rutledge district where the family took up a homestead. The land now being owned by W.F. Jackson. He spent two years of his life in Alaska during the Nome gold rush, a few years in Grants Pass and Klamath Falls, working in the timber, but aside from that has spent all of his years in Sherman county. For many years he run the steam engine for the L.L. Peetz stationary threshing outfit. In the earlier years of electricity he operated the Moro electric light plant and in recent years, until the date of his stroke, he tended the water plant for the city of Moro. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Ruggles, and by a number of nieces and nephews, Mrs. Sara Rasmussen, Pendleton; Mrs. W.R. Olds and Mrs. Lou Brown of California; Mrs. J.N. Landry of Moro; E.S. Ruggles of Stayton; O.N. Ruggles of Grass Valley and Walter Ruggles of Moro. Funeral services were held Thursday from the Presbyterian church at 2:00 p.m. and interment made in the Moro IOOF cemetery.
- Former Moro Resident Dies In Portland. Word was received by Clifford Kenny this week that Bill Cody, former cream station agent of Moro, died at his daughter’s home in Portland March 1, and was buried in that city on Saturday, March 4th.
- and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton left Wednesday morning for Toppenish, Washington to attend the funeral of Mrs. Pinkerton’s uncle, Grant Shelton. Seral Searcy met his mother, Mrs. Lena Searcy, a sister of the deceased, in The Dalles Tuesday and with Mrs. Charles Ruggles, drove to Toppenish for the services.
March 17, 1939
- A.M. Young, Oregon Pioneer Dies Tuesday. Mrs. Florence Stayton Young, 80, died Tuesday near noon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder, following an accident which occurred last December when she fell breaking her hip. She had been bedfast since the accident and succumbed from the effects of pneumonia and other complications which set in. Mrs. Young was born at Stayton, Oregon April 7, 1859, the daughter of Drury and Rachel Stayton, pioneer founders of that city. She was married July 1, 1880 to A.M. Young of Scio, Mr. and Mrs. Young spent several years of their life in Tygh Valley, where he operated a flour mill. They moved to Moro in 1918, where Mr. Young was county treasurer during the latter years of his life. Mrs. Young has made her home here with her daughter since Mr. Young’s death a few years ago. Three daughters survive her, Mrs. Alda Fagan of McMinnville; Mrs. Mary Watkins of Tygh Valley and Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder of Moro. Also six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m., from the Moro Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Young was a member. Rev. Henry Hansen, Independence, officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang accompanied by Miss Vivian Trounce. Pallbearers were W.B. Rice, P.C. Axtell, H.O. Kunsman, Clyde Gillmor, Joe Truitt and Martin Melzer. Interment was made in the Moro IOOF cemetery.
March 24, 1939
- Emma May Schadewitz Dies In Hospital. Mrs. Emma May (Parks) Schadewitz died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday night after a long illness. She was born in California, February 13, 1867 and was married the same date in 1891 to Henry Schadewitz in Acampo in that state. With her husband, who was already established in Sherman county in the sheep business, she came to Oregon which has been her home ever since. Surviving are three sons, Carl of Kent, Melvin of Moro and Louis of Coquille; two daughters Mrs. Ernest Barnet of Condon and Mrs. George Barnet of Kent. Mrs. Louis Schadewitz, a sister lives in The Dalles and Mrs. Nellie Johnson and Mrs. Ralph Thaxter, sisters, live in California; a brother, Delbert Parks lives in Stockton, California. She had 15 grandchildren at the time of her death. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Kent church with interment being made in the Kent cemetery beside her husband.
- Charles Hayner Dies Suddenly. Charles Dewitt Hayner was born April 11, 1861 at Cherry Valley, Illinois, and on June 3, 1865 he was married to Ruby D. Moore at Hood River, Oregon. To this union was born two sons, who passed away at an early age, and three daughters. Left to mourn his passing are the wife, Mrs. Ruby D. Hayner of Wasco; three daughters, Mrs. P.A. Rogers of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Mrs. Ada La Bow of Portland; and Mrs. E.P. Rich of Wasco; also ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church, Wednesday morning at 10:30, Rev. F. L. Cannell in charge. Interment in the Wasco cemetery.
- Suicide’s Body Found at Maryhill. The body of Ben C. Shelton of Walla Walla was found last Friday near the Maryhill ferry landing on the Oregon side and Sheriff C.C. Wilson and state police officers were notified and took charge of the remains. From cards carried they were able to identify the body although it had been in the water for about two months. Authorities at Walla Walla informed the local men that Shelton’s car had been found near the river about two months ago and his suicide at that time was considered likely.
- J.O. Elliott Buried Saturday. Mrs. J.O. Elliot was buried in the Moro IOOF cemetery Saturday afternoon. She passed away March 16, at the home of her son Ted Elliott in The Dalles at the age of 54 years, after a lingering illness. Short Christian Science services were held Saturday at 1:30 at Zell’s chapel. Miss Peterson of The Dalles, reading the service. The body was brought to Moro, her old home, for burial. Pallbearers were T.S. Reese, Geo. McDonald, P.C. Axtell, Wilford Belshe, Richard Bruckert and J.R. Davis. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, J.O. Elliott; two sons, Owen and Ted. Three grandchildren. Her mother Mrs. McCoy and two sisters, Lucille and Lela Potter all of Petaluma, California. [Nora]
- In Other Days. From the Observer, March 23, 1900. David Huff died in a Portland hospital last week. Our sincerest sympathies are awakened by the termination of a genial life.
March 31, 1939
- S. Deaton Dies of Heart Attack. William S. Deaton, whofor over 30 years has been a Sherman county farmer, died at his home east of Moro, Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack Monday morning. When Mrs. Deaton tried to awaken him Monday she could not. After preparing breakfast she tried again with no success and the doctor was called who found that he had suffered a paralytic stroke in the night. He never regained consciousness, dying about nine o’clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Deaton was born in Illinois June 26, 1865. He is survived by his widow, Flossie and a brother Lincoln, who is still in his native state. A step son and two step daughters also survive. Funeral services were held Thursday from the Wasco Christian church with Rev. Gilbert Carey officiating. Interment was in the Wasco cemetery. Mr. Deaton for many years lived at Klondike where he owned land just north of the store. He moved to the Moro farm a little over a year ago.
- Ida King’s sister, Mrs. Nan Truax of Newport, passed away at her home Friday at the age of 81 years. Mrs. King left Sunday for Newport to attend the funeral services.
April 7, 1939
- Wasco Machinist Passes On. Frank Morrow, Wasco machine shop owner and resident of that town for 35 years, died at his home there Wednesday night after a long illness. He was born in Illinois in 1870 and came with his parents, John Morrow and wife, to Sherman county in 1887, settling on the place now farmed by A.G. Futter. Two years later Frank demonstrated his life long interest in machinery by firing the first steam engine that threshed the Sherman county crop. From that time on he was identified with farm machines, either from repairing and building them in his blacksmith shop at Monkland and Wasco, selling them as he did later, or operating a modern machine shop, as he did in recent years. He married Carrie Hull and two children were born to them, Ross now living in Wasco, and Mrs. Gladys Laidlaw of Salem. Three brothers, Hal E. of Kent, John of Portland and L.M. of the Dalles and four sisters, Mrs. Golliher of Salem, Mrs. E.E. Kaseberg of Portland, Mrs. Annie McCoy of Petaluma, California and Mrs. Lillie M. Webber of Portland also so survive. The funeral will be held at two o’clock Saturday from the Methodist church, Rev. Cannell officiating.
April 14, 1939
- Rob’t. Guthrie Dies. Robert H. Guthrie, 83, well known to many Sherman countains of the passing generation, died in Oakland, California Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. He leaves three daughters and a wife. He was an early day stockman and farmer southeast of Grass Valley and still owns several hundred acres of land which is farmed by V.B. Eakin and sons.
- Word has just been received of the death of W. Jordan in Moscow, Idaho. He was 80 years of age and had been in poor health for some time. He leaves two sons, one of Moscow, and one in Peona, India. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. L.V. Moore.
April 21, 1939
- Former Resident Dies At Sweet Home. Rolla Nunn, who lived in this county for many years, having farmed between Grass Valley and Moro at one time, died at Sweet Home last Friday with pneumonia. His wife was the former Lillie Peterson of Grass Valley. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Rolla and Orville. Funeral services were held at Sweet Home and interment was made in the Odd Fellow cemetery at Grass Valley where graveside services were held.
- Amelia Peterson received word Thursday that her son-in-law Rolla Nunn at Sweet Home was very ill. Ted Peterson and his mother left for Sweet Home that day. Mrs. J.D. Newcomb received word Friday evening that Mr. Nunn had passed away that evening. Funeral services were held at Sweet Home Tuesday at 2 o’clock and graveside services were held here on Wednesday at 3 o’clock.
April 28, 1939
May 5, 1939
May 12, 1939
- Former Resident Dies In Arlington. A.L (Lena) Huff, died at her home in Arlington last Wednesday night after an illness of several months. Her husband Link Huff, is well known in Sherman county, having lived here for many years when young. Mrs. Huff was 81 years of age when she died. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Moore attended the funeral.
May 19, 1939
- Sherman County Pioneer Dies Of Heart Attack. Word was brought to Moro Thursday morning of the untimely death of Hans Thompson, who had resided here for nearly fifty years before moving to Multnomah to spend his remaining years in retirement from active farming. Mr. Thompson came from Denmark when a young man and took up land in the then new Sherman county. He prospered and developed a good farm in the Fairview district. He was active in farm organizations being director of the elevator company for a number of years. He is survived by his widow, a son, Harvey, now farming the home place, and three daughters, Mrs. Ed Ward of Dufur, Mrs. James Phillips of Gresham and Lillie Thompson a nurse in Portland. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon in Moro.
- Rebecca Jane Barnett Succumbs To Illness. Rebecca Jane Barnett, widow of Jess Barnett, died at the family home in Grass Valley Monday morning after a long illness that has kept her bedfast for several months. Mrs. Barnett, nee Rebecca Wise, was born April 2, 1860, in Missouri where she married in 1880. With her family she came to Sherman county in 1903 and lived on a farm until recent years when she and her husband retired to Grass Valley. Two children, George Thomas Barnett and Mrs. Marie Smith survive, and one brother is still living in Missouri. Mr. Barnett died a year ago. The funeral was held in the Grass Valley auditorium Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock under the direction of Zell’s Funeral home and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley.
May 26, 1939
- The final rites for Hans Thompson who died at Multnomah Wednesday of last week were held at the Community Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon with a large number of friends present to pay their regards to the deceased.
- The father of Willard F. McLeod died at his home in Portland Monday after a lingering illness at the age of 75 . Other children than the local hotel proprietor Marian and Donald of Portland. The funeral was held Wednesday in Portland and Mr. and Mrs. McLeod both attended.
June 2, 1939
June 9, 1939
June 16, 1939
- John H. Wilt Funeral Held At Grass Valley. The funeral of John Henry Wilt was held Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Methodist church at Grass Valley with Rev. Gerald Dryden officiating and Callaway’s directing. Several songs were sung by Dale Baker and Miss Ellen Cox accompanied by Mrs. Baker. Pallbearers were Eben Kee, Frank Lemley, J.S. Newcomb, T.S. Reese, C.F. Feldman and Lester Smith. The graveside services were in charge of the Masonic lodge of which Mr. Wilt had been a member of 29 years. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery. Mr. Wilt had been a resident of Grass Valley since early in June, 1922, when he bought the store that has since borne his name. He came here from Ione where he had worked at the blacksmith trade for a number of years. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio, April 20, 1873 and lived when a young man in Michigan where he learned the carriage markers art. Just last month he had sold his business and was preparing to take life easy. Last Friday, the day of the death, he appeared in excellent health and about noon returned home where he began to work in the basement where death came to him suddenly. Surviving are his widow, Bernice Wilt; a daughter, Mrs. W. Ray Blake and a granddaughter, Mrs. Scott Fortner of Hood River and a brother in California. Attending the funeral from out of town were Dr. C.C. Chick of Hood River, Mrs. Anna Myers, Miss Blanche Bristow of Hood River and Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Feldman of Ione.
- and Mrs. J.L. Davis and son Luther Warren and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson and daughter Nellie were called to Mitchel Monday to attend the funeral of Herbert Smith, who died suddenly Monday morning. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Mr. Smith will be remembered here by many as he was clerk for J.L. Gates in The Kent Trading Co. Mr. Smith was a brother of the late W.O. Smith, deceased, and a brother-in-law of J.L. Davis and Mrs. Wilson.
June 23, 1939
- State Patrolman Willard Tubbs of Arlington was killed Wednesday afternoon by a man thought to be Lee Collins who was driving a car wanted in Seattle. Tubbs was known to many Sherman county residents as he has been stationed near here for several years.
June 30, 1939
- Emily Yarnell Buried In Portland. On Monday of this week the final rites were held in Portland for Emily Anna Craft, who became a citizen of Sherman county forty years ago. She was born in Mendon, Mercer county, Ohio on June 16, 1861. On February 18, 1879 she became the wife of Jacob L. Yarnell. After moving to Sherman county the family lived at Rutledge for several years where they became identified with local community life. Mrs. Yarnell becoming a charter member of the Grass Valley Rebekah lodge. During their sojourn in the county, the eldest daughter, Delpha, married Orren A. Ramsey and has made this her home ever since. Thirty seven years ago the other members of the family moved to Montavilla, now a part of Portland, where Mrs. Yarnell continued to reside until her death on June 23, 1939. Her contact with a number of friends in the county was maintained through annual visits to her daughter, Delpha Ramsey. Her husband preceded her in death by several years. She is survived by six of the seven children born to them. Charles H.; Delpha Ramsey; Roscoe A.; Carl P.; Harry E. and Bessie Erskine. There are also six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in her youth.
July 7, 1939
July 14, 1939
July 21, 1939
- Beletski Buried In Wasco Friday. Dr. Teodore Beletski of Hermiston was interred in the Wasco cemetery Friday. He was about 73 years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow and two daughters living in Hermiston and a step daughter in California. Dr Beletski, a veterinarian, lived here for many years when horses were used on the farms. [Theodore]
July 28, 1939
- Alton Olds, nee Olga Koepke, died at a hospital in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon after an illness of ten days. The funeral will be held Friday evening at six o’clock from the Grass Valley Auditorium with Zell’s in charge. Reverend Walter Eck will give the sermon. Mrs. Olds was born August 10, 1912, being one of twin girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Koepke. She was educated in Sherman county schools and married Alton Olds, March 26, 1937. She has lived at Grass Valley since her marriage. Mrs. Olds is survived by her widower, her twin sister, Mrs. Frank Pike of Grass Valley, her father, Hans Koepke and a brother John at Grass Valley and a number of cousins and uncles who will mourn her loss.
August 4, 1939
- Funeral Services Held At Grass Valley. Funeral services for Mrs. Alton Olds were held at the auditorium Friday evening with Zell’s in charge. Walter Eck of The Dalles officiated. Tom Fraser of Moro sang, accompanied by Lester Nahouse, of The Dalles, at the piano. The ushers were Betty Lou Olds, Mildred Alley, Anita Dunlap and Lila Lee Alley. Many relatives and friends attended. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Brittian, Mrs. Lester Brittian, Mrs. Willis Brittian and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Brown and daughter of Tygh Valley. Arnold Sharp of Heppner; Mr and Mrs Lester Nahouse of The Dalles and Fred Walfker of Paulina. Pallbearers were Kendrick Dunlap, Don Smith, Joe Bibby, Wallace Stark, Roy Schilling and Jay McKay. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley.
August 11, 1939
August 18, 1939
August 25, 1939
- A pioneer of Sherman county passed away when Alf Dunn, a brother of Mrs. Siscel died at his home in Brighton, Colorado.
September 1, 1939
- Moro Man Attends Funeral Of Brother. John Foss and wife left early Sunday morning for Freewater on getting information that A. Foss, Mr. Foss’ brother, was seriously ill. He died a few minutes before they arrived and was buried Tuesday at Athena where he had lived all of his life, coming there in 1884 when but ten years old. He is survived by his widow, two sisters and two brothers, John and one at Terrebonne. [Austin A.]
- Graveside services were held at The Dalles in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at two o’clock Sunday for Mrs. Mary Hill, widow of the late Ira F. Hill. They were early residents of the Klondike district before moving to The Dalles. After the death of Mr. Hill in 1934, Mrs. Hill made her home at Lents. She is survived by the following children: C.L. Fridley, Wasco; Guy Hill, Fay Hill, and Mrs. Margaret Nelson of Portland; Chester Hill, Goldendale, Washington; and Herbert Hill and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
September 8, 1939
September 15, 1939
September 22, 1939
- Pat Cameron Buried In Wasco Cemetery. The funeral service fro Angus (Pat) Cameron was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church at 2 p.m. and the graveside services were in charge of the Knights of Pythias. Cunningham of The Dalles officiated. Mr. Cameron was born in Novia Scotia in October, 1859 and came to what is now Sherman county in 1881, his relatives, the McPhersons having taken up some land that is now Wasco. He homesteaded land and worked on farms in the early days, later selling his place and moving to town. He never married. In later years he was unable to work and for some months has been in a hospital in The Dalles for treatment. His memory of early day history was considered very complete and accurate and he was among the oldest of the county’s residents in point of view of living here. Except for a trip to Alaska during the gold rush he had been a continuous resident of the country for 58 years.
September 29, 1939
October 6, 1939
- Walter A. May Funeral Held Tuesday. Walter Austin May, for fifteen years a merchant of Moro, died in The Dalles hospital early Sunday morning, October first, after an illness of less than a month. While he had not been in the best of health for several years he had not been away from his work for long at any time. Mr. May was born in Solomon, Kansas, April 19, 1885 and came with his parents to Oregon when six years old. He lived at Woodburn until he was 19, when he came to Sherman county. He worked in the Wasco bank and the McCoy-Atwood store there until he moved to Moro late in 1925, when he bought the store he has operated since. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in the Presbyterian church at Moro with Rev. Henry Hansen giving the sermon. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery where other members of the family have been buried. Pallbearers were Bart Burrel, Seral Searcy, O.G. Sayrs, C.C. Wilson, Carroll Sayrs and Harold Ginn. Members of the Masonic lodge attended in a body and were in charge of the graveside services. Surviving are his widow [Ethel], a son, Paul, a partner with his father in the store business, a grandson, Ronald; two brothers, Edward of Oregon City, and R.R. of The Dalles and one sister, Mrs. Esta Powell of Portland. Mr. May was always active in civic affairs while a resident in Moro, having served for six years as a member of the city council, has been a member of the Commercial club — of which was once president — and the Breakfast club. In addition to being a member of the Masons he was also a Woodman of the World.
- Funeral services for Walter May of Moro were held at Sunrise cemetery Tuesday afternoon and were attended by a host of friends.
October 13, 1939
October 20, 1939
October 27, 1939
November 3, 1939
Novmeber 10, 1939
- Ben Daugherty Ben Daugherty, former resident of the south end of the county, who had been living below The Dalles for the past few years, died at his home there last week and was buried Saturday. Mr. Daughery was an early settler in this county taking up land near Kent. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arch Russell of Lyle, Wash., and Mrs. Bessie Mulkey of Oakland.
November 17, 1939
- Inez Nash Dies Suddenly. Mrs. Inez Nash was born at Nunda, N.Y., on February 16, 1868 and passed away November 10, 1939, at her home, 914 South Pacific Avenue, Kelso, Washington, after an illness of a few hours. She was a Gold Star mother of the World War and a member of the Legion Auxiliary; also a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Methodist church. She was the widow of the late Judge M.J. Nash who was Justice of the peace and Police Judge for many years. She was preceded in death by a son Porter Nash who died at Camp Lewis in 1918, and her husband, M.J. Nash, who passed away in 1929. Mrs. Nash had resided in Kelso 21 years, and was widely known throughout the community. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Florence Olson, she is survived by several nieces as follows: Mrs. Inez Sargent of Wasco; Mrs. Long of Silver Springs, N.Y.; Mrs. Grace Lawry of Rickreall; Elberta Mills, Wasco; and Mrs. Newcome of Los Angeles, California. Nephews — Harry, Vernon, and Bryan Van Gilder of Wasco and Darwin Van Gilder of Moro; Lavern Porter of Salem; George Porter of Dayton; and Bert Porter of Lakeview. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, November 12, at 2 o’clock. Rev. Harold Bashor officiated. The pallbearers were members of the Guy Rathburn post of the American Legion. Interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
November 24, 1939
- Christianson Funeral Friday. Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Herman Christensen of Jefferson, who passed away in a Salem hospital Tuesday night from an infection caused from a cut on his foot from an axe. He was a native of Sherman county and had lived here all his life until his removal to Jefferson about eight years ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. R.C. Byers, who was at his bedside, a brother Arthur, two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Sparling of Moro and Evelyn of Portland. His widow and one child are of his immediate family. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church with Rev. H. G. Hanson officiating. [Herman H. Christianson]
- W.P. Brittian Dies In The Dalles. Mrs. Lela Brittain, 62, died in The Dalles Tuesday night after an illness of about two months. She was born Lela Olds, December 21, 1876 at Lafayette and came to Grass Valley early in the eighties with her parents. She was married in 1894 to M.B. Brittian and has made her home near Tygh Valley for many years. Surviving are her widower, three sons, Omer, Lester and Willis and a daughter, Laura Kellogg of Montesano, Wn., two sisters, Mrs. G.L. Brown of Tygh Valley and Mrs. Lester Nahouse of The Dalles; and seven brothers, Louis, Charles, Dell and Earl of Grass Valley, Frank of Milton and Will of Yuba, California, and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Tygh Valley IOOF hall Friday at 2 p.m. and interment will be made at Tygh Valley. Mrs. Brittain’s is the first death of the ten children of Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Olds.
December 1, 1939
- R. French Dies In Portland After Brief Illness. Wednesday morning, November 29, death came to LeRoy R. French at his home in Portland. He suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday morning and had been slowly declining until Wednesday. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 9, 1861, being 78 years of age at the time of his death. He moved with his parents to Michigan when a boy and grew to manhood there in the period of that state’s greatest lumber production. In 1883, he and his family came to Washington where they cleared land on the site of Seattle and in 1884 came to what is now Sherman county to take up land and begin the life of farmer and stockman. Later he engaged in business in Grass Valley and Moro, owning stores in both towns at different times. For over thirty years he had been dealing in real estate in this county and in Portland where he had lived for the past ten years. Surviving are his widow, Leota, a daughter, Mrs. N.E. Butkitt of Portland, a son, Giles L. of Moro and four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lucy Howard of Boston, Mass. Funeral services will be held in Grass Valley Saturday.
December 8, 1939
- H. Christensen Buried Here. Herman Hans Christianson was born near Moro, Oregon on May 26, 1896, the son of the late John Christianson and Mrs. Daisy Christianson (now Mrs. R.C. Byers). He grew up on the farm near Moro and attended the Public Schools there. He married Miss Carrie Casperson at Eugene on September 11, 1918. To this union there was born one son Kenneth. After farming for awhile in Sherman county he moved to Hermiston about eleven years ago, and a little later to Brownsville, Oregon near which place he has been farming the last ten years. An accident some weeks ago developed infection from the effects of which he passed away at a Eugene hospital on Wednesday morning, November 22 at the age of 43 years and a half. Mr. Christianson joined the Methodist church in Moro in his early manhood and was very active and loyal to it while here. In Brownsville he joined the Free Methodist church where he showed a similar activity and interest up to the time of his death. He was sincere in his religious convictions and found satisfaction in his church life above everything else. In addition to his immediate family he is survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. Clarence Sparling; a brother, Arthur Christianson, all of Moro; a sister, Evelyn Christianson and a half-sister, Miss Marjorie Byers, both of Portland. Funeral service was held from the Moro Community church on Friday, November 24, with Rev. Henry G. Hanson officiating and with interment at the Moro IOOF cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton sang two duets and Mr. T.H. Fraser sang a solo. The pallbearers were Horace McKee, Truman Strong, Seral Searcy, Melvin Schadewitz, and Harry Kunsman.
- Word was received here from friends of Miss Linnie Carney that her father passed away on November 27. Miss Carney was a former school teacher in Wasco.
December 15, 1939
December 22, 1939
- Sherman County Pioneer Dies In The Dalles. O. (Dutch) McCoy, died in The Dalles Saturday morning from pneumonia. Although he had been in failing health for several years he was active in his business until a day or two before the end. He was born in Benton county, June 7, 1858 but spent his youth in Umatilla county where his father was in the stock business. When a young man he came to Sherman county and bucked wheat in early day warehouses until he began buying grain for himself. He was one of the organizers of the Wasco Warehouse Milling Co., and was active in its management until his death. He had a part in the establishment of banks at both Wasco and Moro and at different times held an interest in mercantile establishments in all three towns in this county. When Mr. McCoy was in the Oregon legislature in 1889 he introduced the bill for the establishment of Sherman county and thus became a sort of father to this county to which he had given so much aid in development. Surviving are his widow, a son, Thomas and three grandchildren, Mrs. Bert Keith, Paul and Tad McCoy all of The Dalles. The funeral was held Monday from the Congregational church in The Dalles with Judge Fred Wilson giving the eulogy for the deceased.
- \Word was received here Sunday of the death of Earl Tweet in Portland. Tweet will be remembered here as working for William Mitchell several months in ’31 on a __ad contract. His death was caused by pneumonia.
December 29, 1939
- Wm. Johnson Dies From Accident. Mrs. William Johnson died in a hospital in The Dalles Saturday night from the results of an accident in her home which caused a severe cut on her neck from which she bled profusely. She was born Myrtle Mary Farmer, in Kansas, August 2, 1875 and was married May 28, 1895 in Bloomington, Illinois to William Johnson. They have lived most of their lives in Wasco. She is survived by her widower, a daughter, Mrs. M.A. Hatley of Wasco, several grandchildren and a sister in Chicago. Funeral services will be held in Wasco Friday morning at 10:30. Mr. Johnson has been in the hospital in The Dalles with a severe case of blood poisoning.
- William Phillips Buried Wednesday. William Phillips, who for thirty years has worked around Wasco, being one of the last of that one time numerous school of farm laborers who could drive a team, died in The Dalles Saturday night after an illness of about a week. He was working for Rich Dingle at the time of his death. Mr. Phillips was born in Indiana in 1861 and came to Oregon in 1897, working for a transfer company in Portland for many years as teamster. He came to Sherman county about thirty years ago and has remained here working for many farmers during that time. The funeral was held at Wasco Wednesday and interment made in the Wasco cemetery.
- Jack Harper, brother in law of Arthur Bucholtz, was burned to death Monday in Portland when the house boat he was living in caught fire. He was a former husband of Gertrude Bucholtz.
January 5, 1940
- Ernie Weld Dies Of Pneumonia. Ernest Linwood Weld, pioneer of Sherman county and resident for sixty years, died in The Dalles hospital Friday of last week from pneumonia which came upon him suddenly Wednesday before his death. Mr. Weld was born in Tonica, Illinois, October 10, 1865 but moved early in life to the west. In the late seventies, although but a boy, he was riding the grass covered hills of Sherman county for some of the stockmen whose cattle ranged here. He was married in Wasco in March, 1898 and to this union was born one son, Wayland. Weld survives as does his son, who lives in Portland. A brother, Ray in Portland, Frank in Springfield, three sisters, Mrs. A.W. Clark of Milwaukie, Mrs. Bertha Hailey of Forest Grove and Mrs. Hattie Sargent of Boone, Iowa and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. F.L. Cannell in charge. Interment was made in the local Odd Fellows cemetery with the Knights of Pythias giving graveside services. Mr. Weld one time farmed near Wasco and of late years, until his retirement a few years ago, was active in the road building program of the county.
- Ruby Pettys Buried Sunday. The funeral of Mrs. Ruby Pettys was held from the Community church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. H.G. Hanson officiating and Zell’s in charge. Mrs. Ruby Rust Fairchild Pettys was born in Colusa, California, December 13, 1870, and came to Oregon with her parents in the early eighties settling on a homestead about two miles south of Moro where she grew to maturity. For the greater part of her life she has lived in the southwest part of the county where she moved on her marriage to Cash Fairchilds in the early nineties. The minister appropriately referred to the hardships and difficulties of her life and commented on the determination with which she met her troubles and her unfailing good humor with her lot. She was laid to rest in the old Baptist cemetery by the side of her father and mother and brother Lot. Surviving are a son Glenn of Wamic, two daughters, Mrs. Emma Jantzer of Fossil and Hazel of Dallesport; two sisters, Mrs. May Nicholson and Mrs. Maud Watson, and several grandchildren and nephews.
- W. Boone, brother in law of Mrs. Elizabeth Schaeffer, died in Portland Thursday morning and Mrs. Schaeffer left immediately for that city to accompany the body to Prineville where burial will be made.
January 12, 1940
- David Hoskinson Funeral Held Today. David Clarence Hoskinson, 18, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hoskinson of Kent, died in The Dalles Wednesday morning after an operation for appendicitis which he had undergone Friday of last week. David was born at Kent, May 5, 1921 and has resided there most all of his life, finishing high school last spring. He has been working for further education since graduation. He is survived by his parents, five brothers, Dan, Hugh, Gene, Edward and Arthur and three sisters, Mary, Florence and Eleanor. The funeral will be held Friday morning in Grass Valley, with mass at ten o’clock in the Catholic church and funeral services at 10:30 in the auditorium with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Moro.
- Kate Johnson Dies At Age Of 91. Mrs. Katherine Johnson, 91, pioneer of Sherman county, died peacefully at her home in Wasco Friday night. She had just been put to bed by her nurse, who had been called because of a slight illness, when she passed away in her sleep. Mrs. Johnson was born in Tennessee, December 14, 1848 and came with her husband to what is now Sherman county in 1884 remaining here to the end of her days. The Johnsons farmed successfully near Wasco until their retirement after which she lived in Wasco. Civil War Veteran’s Widow. Mrs. Johnson was one of the last of the civil war veterans’ widows in this part of the state. She came west in 1883 from Farmer City, Illinois, a number of related families making the trip together, the Lee Johnsons, Pollocks, Lynchs, Yates who all settled in Oregon. She is survived by five sons, Albert Sidney, J. Richard, John T., William B., and Charles M., all of Wasco except the latter who has lately moved to Willamina, and one daughter, Mrs. Mae Michaels of Portland and many grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday from the Christian church of which she was a long time member, with Rev Wallace Patrick officiating. Pallbearers were A.T. Striker, Joe Brooks, Ed Moon, W.D. Watkins, Charles Everett and Pardy Rich. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
January 19, 1940
January 26, 1940
- Peter Peters Dies At Home Near G.V. Peter J. Peters, a resident of this county since January 1, 1889, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home south of Grass Valley Friday. He had been to the Bibby ranch where he was doing chores during their absence and had returned home when death overtook him. His body was found Saturday morning by Bill Buether, a neighbor, who became worried when Mr. Peters failed to come by after his mail. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, November 23, 1882 and came to this country with his parents, arriving at The Dalles the first day of 1889. The family settled near what became Bourbon and Mr. Peters obtained his education here and began farming, an occupation he followed until his death. He is survived by his father, Henrich Peters, a sister, Mrs. W. D. Barnet, four brothers, John, Henry, Herman and Fred, all of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Grass Valley auditorium with Rev. Gerald C. Dryden giving the sermon and with Zell’s in charge. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley.
- Sherman County Pioneer Passes. Ralph C. Bennett, one of the few remaining pioneers who settled in this county in the eighties, died at his home in Portland Thursday, and was buried in Portland. Mr. Bennett was born in Iowa, and moved to Kansas with his parents when young. Later the family came west and many of them settled in Sherman county. Milton, Walter, Frank and Ralph of the brothers were homesteaders here in 1886 and a sister, Mrs. Belle Hogue still resides at Kent. Ralph Bennett’s homestead was southwest of Grass Valley and is now owned by Fred Stradley, who bought it when the Bennetts retired some twenty years ago. By careful management he accumulated enough of the world’s goods to move to Portland where he ended his days.
- Former Resident Dies In Auto Accident. Perry Strong, known to many Sherman countians, was killed near Tualatin last Friday when the car in which she was riding with her husband was struck from behind by another. Mrs. Strong was an aunt of Truman Strong. Perry Strong is the owner of the Wilcox ranch farmed by Luther Davis, and he and his wife lived there for many years. The funeral was held in Portland.
- Funeral services for Pete Peters were held at the Civic Auditorium Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Dryden officiating. Many relatives and friends attended. Fred Cox and Tom Fraser sang two songs accompanied by Mrs. Dryden at the piano. Pallbearers were Gus Smith, Jim Woods, Bill Beuther, Grover Young, Charles Olds, and Dell Olds. Interment in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley under the direction of the Zell Funeral Home.
- B.A. Hogue received word Friday of the death of her brother, Ralph Bennett in Portland. Mr Bennett was a former Sherman county resident, but has resided in Portland for the past 25 years.
- Word was received here Sunday of the death of Mrs. Perry Strong at Sherwood, who was killed in an automobile accident. The Strongs were former Kent residents and own the ranch now farmed by J.L. Davis.
February 2, 1940
- A. Sommer Buried Monday. The funeral of H.A. Sommer, long a resident of Sherman county, was held at Grass Valley Monday afternoon at two o’clock following his death Friday night at a hospital in The Dalles. He had been seriously ill but a short time. Mr. Sommer came to this country from Germany and settled east of Bourbon in the eighties when the great influx of settlers was on. He farmed extensively and was at one time a leading producer of purebred Percheron horses and Herford cattle. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Sommer, two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Martin and Mrs. C.I. Lafoon, both of Kent and three step children, A.W. McLeod of Moro, W.A. McLeod of Bend and Mrs. J.K. Irby of Arlington and several grandchildren. Rev W.I. Eck conducted the funeral from the Methodist church in Grass Valley, the service of the Lutheran church being used, as deceased had been a lifelong member.
- Funeral of Grass Valley Man Attended By Many Friends. Funeral services for A. Sommers were held at the Methodist church Monday at 2 o’clock with Rev. W. I. Eck of The Dalles, officiating. Many relatives and friends attended. Mr. and Mrs. McGlasson of Kent sang two songs accompanied by Mrs. Arch Cantrall at the piano. Honorary pall bearers were Dick Abel, Herman Schilling, Fred Krusow, Gus Engstrom, Sam Holmes and R.A. Stow. Pallbearers were George Wilcox, Herman Peters, Corliss Andrews, Estel Hartley, J.E. Norton and A.A. Dunlap. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley under the direction of Crandal — Bird funeral home.
February 9, 1940
- Theresa Kaseberg‘s Funeral Held Monday. R.W. Kaseberg (Theresa) 71, died at The Dalles last Sunday morning after an illness of several years. She had been a resident of Sherman county since 1905 when she came here from Pendleton after her marriage to Mr. Kaseberg. Surviving are her widower, a sister, Mrs. Mary Stratman of Fort Madison, Iowa, and two adopted sons, Robert and Daniel, both of Wasco. She was a member of the Wasco Christian church. Funeral services were held on Monday morning from Zell’s Funeral home from where the body was sent to Portland for cremation.
- John R. Kaseberg Dies From Heart Attack. John R. Kaseberg, 64, died in Portland last Friday from the effects of a heart attack of several days before. Kaseberg was a resident of this county from the early eighties when he came here from Missouri by way of Walla Walla with his parents. He farmed here for many years until his retirement and later held extensive interests in Los Angeles and Portland, where he lived at the time of his death. Mrs. Kaseberg died a year ago this month and was buried in Portland. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Korn; a son, J. Kenneth Kaseberg, both of Portland; two sisters, Mrs. G.H. Root of Wasco and Mrs. Henry Copeland of Walla Walla; two brothers, E.E. of Portland and A.C. of Wasco; and one granddaughter, Barbara Joy Kaseberg. The funeral was held in Portland Monday morning and committal was made at the Portland mausoleum. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Al Kader temple of Portland.
Wasco. Those from here attending the funeral services in Portland for John R. Kasberg were Mr. and Mrs. Herb Root, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Root, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Kaseberg and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Watkins.
February 16, 1940
- William Froebe Buried in Portland. William Froebe, one of the homesteaders of this county, died at his home near Oswego Monday and funeral services were held in Portland Wednesday. He farmed in the Biglow country in early days and has been a frequent visitor here in late years. He leaves a wife, Elizabeth and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mrs. Fred Eaifel, and a granddaughter, Jean Eaifel.
- L. Kee Dies of Stroke In Salem. Frank L. Kee died at a Salem hospital just before noon as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered Saturday while he was a passenger on a stage south of Salem. He was returning from his annual winter trip to California. Mr. Kee was born in Trimble county [sic], Ohio, August 10, 1859. He came to this county in 1905 after living for some years in Missouri, and remained here for his last 35 years. He first farmed near Wasco, later moving to a place north of Grass Valley which he purchased and improved. He planted and cared for an orchard and many small fruits. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Jerry Derrick of Tacoma, Mrs. Loy Cochran of Portland, Mrs. Fletcher Milton of Portland, Bruce of Lakeview and Eben of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church in Grass Valley with Rev. F.L. Cannell officiating. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery.
- Old Timer of Kent Passes At Turner. Word was received here Saturday of the death of Fred Brown at Turner. “Uncle Fred” was a resident of Kent for many years. Funeral services were held at Turner Monday at 1 p.m.
- Arnold Buhmann Buried in Wasco Tuesday p.m. Arnold Buhmann, an old time resident of this part of Sherman county passed away at Hermiston and was buried in the Wasco cemetery Tuesday afternoon after funeral services at Hermiston. He leaves a wife, three children, Lawrence of Zurich, Mont., Clarence of Hermiston, and Mrs. Elda Imthurn of Lewiston, Idaho, and seven grandchildren.
February 23, 1940
- Funeral services for L. Kee were held Thursday at 2:30 from the Methodist chruch with Rev. F.L. Cannell of Wasco officiating. A mixed quartet from Moro accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Charles Ruggles sang two selections. Pallbearers were Herman Peters, Worth Evans, Earl Olds, Roy Barnett, Wallace May and Alfred Kock with interment in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley under the direction of Walker Howell of Salem. Out of town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Loy Cochran and son Gordon, Mrs. Fletcher Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Flannery, Mrs. Gladys McGrath and Stella Tiller all of Portland, Mrs. Jerry Dierck of Tacoma, Wash., Bruce Kee and son Jack of Lakeview, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tiller and sons of Hermiston, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Alsup of Wamic and Mrs. Brace of The Dalles.
March 1, 1940
- and Mrs. A.F. Balzer and son, Ralph attended the funeral services for Mr. Balzer’s aunt, Mrs. Gus Balzer, at Tygh Valley Wednesday.
March 8, 1940
March 15, 1940
- Mae Murchie Dies Wednesday. Mrs. Mae Murchie, 75, long time resident of the Wasco community, died at the home of her daughter at Bonneville Wednesday after a brief illness. Mrs. Murchie was born, Mae Andrews, in Grand Rapids, Mich. and later moved to Minnesota with her parents. They came to Sherman county in 1881, and the deceased had been a resident of this county ever since. She was married to William Murchie in February, 1885. Deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Berger of Bonneville, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Maxine Wortman of Pendleton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 pm from Zell’s funeral home in The Dalles with interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at that city.
March 22, 1940
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April 19, 1940
- D. May, resident of Sherman county for most of the last forty years, died at his home near Grass Valley Monday night from a heart attack. Mr. May had not been well for several weeks and had been under a doctor’s care. He had eaten dinner on the couch and as Mrs. May cleared up the dishes he gently breathed his last without pain or struggle. He was born at Harodsville, Indiana, [sic] October 16, 1858, being 81 years of age at the time of his death. He was married February 7, 1884 to Emma Grace Coffey and had recently celebrated the 56th anniversary of that event. Five children are living from that union, Mrs. Guy Boyer of John Day, Major Thomas E. May of the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. A.M. Zevely of Grass Valley, Mrs. A.E. Brandt of Washington, DC and Wallace May of Grass Valley. Eleven grandchildren survive as do one brother, Andy of Hermiston and a sister, Mrs. Emma Barnheart of Solomon City, Kansas. Funeral services for Mr. May were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church at Moro under the direction of Zell’s. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery.
April 26, 1940
May 3, 1940
- R.C. Young, a former minister at Wasco died at Heppner, Wednesday.
May 10, 1940
May 17, 1940
- Roy Hulse Buried At Dufur Sunday. Roy Hulse, former resident of Sherman county, died at his home near Dufur last Friday. He was 59 years of age having been born in Sabina, Ohio in 1880. When a boy he moved with his parents to Missouri and then to Yaquina Bay in Oregon before coming to Sherman county in the early 1890s. He had resided here until his removal to Wasco county about 18 years ago. He was married to Mary Jane Taylor in Moro and three children are living from that union, two boys and a girl. Other survivors are his father, O.P. Hulse, now living in The Dalles; a brother Guy in Portland and Ray in Camas, Wn. The funeral was held Sunday from the Christian church in Dufur and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
- Florence Beezley Funeral Held. The funeral of Mrs. Florence Bibby Beezley was held from the Grass Valley auditorium Monday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. F.L. Cannel of Wasco officiating. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Beezley was born in Oswego December 13, 1897 and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Bibby to Sherman county when a girl. She attended school in the Liberty district and graduated from the Grass Valley high school in 1917. She worked in Moro and Portland and in 1924 was married to Harry Beezley. She died from the effects of an operation in The Dalles, May 10, after having almost recovered. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death. Pall bearers were Clyde Davis, George Wilcox, Ray Blake, Harold Eakin, Wallace May and Ernest Eslinger. Honorary pall bearers were V.B. Eakin, L.D. Eakin, James Blagg, Dean Reynolds, Lew Clark and A.A. Dunlap. Zell’s was in charge. Surviving are her widower, her mother, Mrs. Frances Bibby, four brothers, Mike and Luke of Heppner, Art and Joe of Grass Valley and a sister, Mrs. Lot Rust of The Dalles.
- Ed Newton Dies After Long Illness. E. Newton, 60 last February, died at his home near DeMoss, Thursday morning from a heart ailment that has kept him bedridden for several weeks. He is survived by a son, Elmer, now at Yreka, California and by a sister, Mrs. W.C. Todd of Grass Valley and a brother, Jim of New Mexico and several other brothers in the Willamette valley. The date for the funeral has not been set as word from relatives is being awaited. Mr. Newton was well known to residents of Sherman county through his residence here of forty years and because he was ever an active worker and constant participant in the racing events at the county fair.
- Word was received here Friday of the death of Roy P. Hulse of Dufur, known to several people in the community. Those who attended the funeral Sunday at Dufur were: J.H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Helyer and J.C. Wilson.
May 24, 1940
- Those who attended the funeral services for Newton held at the Presbyterian church at Moro on Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coyle and granddaughter Marcile Zurlinden, Mr. and Mrs. Art Schilling, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Todd and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Eakin and daughter Emma Jean.
May 31, 1940
- Grass Valley. and Mrs. Sam Davis went to Bend Saturday as her stepfather, Mr. Gove was seriously ill. He died Saturday evening. Sam returned the same day. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garrett and Sam Davis and his mother Mrs. W.J. Davis left Monday to attend the funeral.
- Word was received here this week of the death of Jasper Peddicord of Coronado Beach, Cal. He was a pioneer of Sherman county and school superintendent in the nineties and charter member of the Masonic lodge.
June 7, 1940
- Jack Lawrence left Saturday for Michigan on receipt of word that his mother had passed away in that state.
June 14, 1940
- Vernon Flatt returned home Sunday being met at Spokane by her husband. Jack Lawrence also came back from Dakota and both families went to Portland Monday to attend the funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lite who died on Saturday with pneumonia. Misses Florence and Lois Flatt remained in Portland with the Lites.
June 21, 1940
June 28, 1940
July 5, 1940
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July 19, 1940
- W. Schwartz Buried In The Dalles. The funeral of George W. Schwartz was held in The Dalles last Tuesday. He died Saturday evening after a long illness. Mr. Schwartz was born October 2, 1860 in Hennepin county, Minn. of parents who came from Germany and Switzerland. Mr. Schwartz and his brother, Charles, who died a few years ago, came to Oregon in 1883 and settled on land south of Grass Valley which was still owned at the time of George’s death. In addition to wheat farming they were among the first of the county’s settlers interested in raising good horses. Mr. Schwartz was married in 1904 to Annie M. Scott, a sister of Mrs. Fred Krusow and Mrs. James Dennis and one son was born to them. He now lives in The Dalles. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Otto Bucholtz of Portland and Miss Anna Schwartz of Grass Valley. The funeral was conducted from Zell’s funeral home and interment made in the cemetery at The Dalles. Friends from this county drove down to pay their last respects to one of the rapidly departing pioneers.
July 26, 1940
- Fred Haynes Buried Wednesday. Word was received by Mrs. A.A. Dunlap of Grass Valley Monday afternoon that her father, Fred Haynes of Corvallis, had died from a heart attack. He was 73. She, with her brother Roger, who was visiting here, left immediately for Corvallis. Fred Haynes and wife lived in Sherman county near Kent for over twenty years while their family was growing to adulthood. They lived on a farm then later in Kent. Haynes was always in Republican politics and for several years acted as deputy assessor in this county. They moved to Corvallis about ten years ago and have lived on a farm near that city. Surviving are his widow, Augusta; Guy, John and Roger of Yamhill; Frank of Philomath; Donald of Los Angeles; Darrel of Philomath; Ralph of Pittsburg, Pa., Marjorie of Yreka, Cal., Louise of Eugene, [and] Dorothy, Mrs. Dunlap, of Grass Valley. The funeral was held Wednesday at Corvallis.
August 2, 1940
- Word has been received by friends in Moro of the death of Mrs. C.E. Sheets, on July 20th in Cleveland, Ohio where her daughter lives. The Sheets family were residents of Moro some 20 years ago. Sheets had charge of the light and water plant here. Since that time they have lived in Spokane, where Mr. Sheets death occurred several years ago. Mrs. Sheets has made her home in The Dalles for two years.
August 9, 1940
- Andy Stoleson Buried Tuesday. Andy Stoleson, 64, died at Wasco Saturday night after a brief illness. He had lived there for many years, nearly ever since coming from his native Christensen, Norway. A large part of his time in the county was spent working on the Everett Watkins ranch and he used his talents at handling machinery at various places in the north end of the county. He became ill while working for Joe Hilderbrand and came home for a few days rest. He died suddenly in the evening of Saturday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from Callaway’s chapel with the Rev. W.I. Eck officiating. Graveside services were given by the Odd Fellows lodge, of which the deceased was a member. Interment was in The Dalles. Surviving are Grace, his widow, and Hans a brother in Tigertown, Wisconsin.
August 16, 1940
- P. King Buried At Grass Valley. O.P. King, one of the very few men who settled in this county in 1881, died in Ventura, California last Saturday morning, August 10, after an illness of several months. Mr. King was born in Indiana, March 24, 1862 and came with his father’s family to this county to settle on land between Moro and Grass Valley that is still owned by his family. The stock business interested him more than did grain growing and he became one of the very first cattle buyers in the new land and he traveled over the country to the towns selling meat to the settlers. In April 1896 he married Addie Mattie Smith, daughter of Ransom Smith of Grass Valley. In 1904, being threatened with tuberculosis he moved with his family to Arizona where he stayed a year before going to Ventura, California. In 1917 the family returned to Sherman county to give his son a chance to begin farming. In recent years Mr. King has spent his summer in Sherman county, which he always considered to be his home, and California where he lived during the winter. The funeral was held Thursday with the Rev. W.I. Eck of The Dalles officiating and the Odd-Fellows lodge of which he was a charter member, in charge of graveside services. Pallbearers were Roy Powell, Dell Olds, J.L. Davis, George Wilcox, Tom Alley, and Wily Knighten. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Krusow, E.E. Barnum, J.B. Coon, W.C. Guyton, Sam Holmes and L.A. Olds. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys VanSicklen and Mrs. E.S. Mercer of Ventura, California, a son, Glen of Moro, five grandchildren, Mary and Edward Mercer, Billy Burk, and Bob and Don King, a niece, Mrs. Gertrude Overly of San Diego and a nephew, Earl of Ventura.
August 23, 1940
August 30, 1940
- Al Kirkley [Kirtley] Ends Life With Pistol In Wasco Shed. Al Kirkley, about 62, former horseman and farmer of Sherman county shot himself fatally with a 38 caliber Colt Wednesday in the old Crosfield warehouse in Wasco. The body was found by one of the Nisbet boys who, while playing hide and seek ran into the office of the old building to hide. Kirkley had worked for Sid Johnson for several years on the ranch. He left in July and went to California having received a small legacy from a sister’s estate. He returned Tuesday and rode from The Dalles to Rufus with one of the Macnab boys. From there he walked up to the Johnson place where he entered the house and took the pistol. He was seen in Wasco Wednesday morning and appeared nervous but nothing was thought of it until his body was found in the afternoon. Sheriff Wilson and state policemen photographed the remains and called the coroner. Kirkley had lived in Sherman county for nearly thirty years. He worked on farms and later farmed west of Wasco for several years. He married Emma Peetz who he survived. A sister in California was the only known survivor. Funeral services are awaiting word from her. [Kirtley]
September 6, 1940
- Allie Fleck Dies Wednesday. Mrs. Allie Fleck, widow of Peter Fleck, founder of Fleck orchard where many a Sherman county citizen first saw fruit growing and perhaps first tasted fresh peaches and apricots, died in the Mid-Columbia hospital Wednesday after a long illness. Mrs. Fleck was born in Logan, Iowa November 9, 1856, and came to Sherman county in 1886 with her husband. During the major part of her life here she lived at Rufus, but later moved to a stock ranch on the John Day. She is survived by a son, Roy Fleck of Maryhill, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Medler of Rufus, two sons, James Brady of Vernonia and Joe Brady of Rufus. No definite arrangements have been announced for the funeral.
September 13, 1940
- Carrie Morrow left Sunday for Salem to be with her daughter, Mrs. Laidlaw and husband. They have recently been in California to attend the funeral of his mother.
September 20, 1940
- Sarah Golden Barnett Buried At Wasco. Sarah Barnett, 79, was buried in the Wasco cemetery beside her husband Monday afternoon. Mrs. Barnett was born Sarah Golden, December 8, 1860 in Klickitat county, Washington being the first white child born in that county. Her father, John Golden, was a pioneer merchant for whom the town of Goldendale was named. W.M. Barnett came from the east to settle in the west and they were married. In 1880 they moved to a homestead just below Wasco and Mr. Barnett started a little store and mill. Later they moved into Wasco proper and Mr. Barnett became merchant and banker for the growing community. He died in 1917. The following children survive: Corwin of Santa Rosa, Cal.; Owen of Wasco; Ira and John Golden of Portland; Marie Barnett Cooper and Mrs. Lois Hilderbrand of Wasco and Mrs. Dorothy Blakney of Oregon City. Nineteen grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, four sisters and a brother are also living of her immediate family. Funeral services were held from the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. F.L. Cannell in charge. The Annie Fulton chapter, OES, of which the deceased was a charter member, had charge of the graveside services.
- Word was received by Fred Krusow Tuesday that Tom Smith, formerly of this county, had passed away at Yakima. He was a brother of Harvey Smith and was an early day sheep man here.
September 27, 1940
October 4, 1940
- Wiley Spencer Surratt, or better known as Doc. Surratt, passed away at St. Helens General hospital, September 18, 1940. He is survived by his widow, a brother and four step children.
- David and Catherine Richelderfer drove to Portland Saturday to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Ackerson, mother of Jean Ackerson who is one of our teachers, who died last week in Portland.
October 11, 1940
- Road Master Dies Suddenly At Grass Valley. Ben F. Hamlin, of Arlington, road master for the Union Pacific in this area, dropped dead in the Station Depot at Grass Valley around one o’clock Tuesday while engaging in conversation with Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Taylor, the station agent and wife. He had just returned from lunch down town, was smoking a cigar and seemed to be in good spirits when he fell from his chair to the floor without a word, according to report from Sheriff Wilson. The coroner Carl Anderson, District Attorney T. Lester Johnson and Sheriff C.C. Wilson held an inquest deciding death was due to a heart attack. M. Zell was called and the body was taken to The Dalles to the Calloway funeral home at the request of Mrs. Hamlin from Arlington.
- Former Resident Dies At Corvallis. Herman Pape, early settler in this county, died at his home near Corvallis October 2, according to word brought by his brother, Louis, who was here this week. Deceased was born in Hamburg, Germany and came to this country when a year old. He came to Sherman county in 1894 and farmed here until about 1915 when he moved to the valley. He was married here in 1903 to Minnie Helyer. Surviving are his widow, two sons, Albert and Darwin, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held last Friday and interment made in the family cemetery near McMinnville.
October 18, 1940
- Wasco Resident Dies Following Long Illness. George Rintchler, 75, a resident of Wasco for many years, died Sunday at a hospital in The Dalles following a long illness. There were no known survivors. Graveside services and interment was held Wednesday afternoon at the Wasco cemetery.
October 25, 1940
November 1, 1940
- Ruby Dee Haner [Hayner] was born in Illinois, February 3, 1865 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sadie Rich in Waco. She was married to Charles D. Haner [Hayner] in 1885. To this union was born five children. Two sons and her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters as follows: Mrs. Rogers of San Luis Obispo, California; Mrs. Bow of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Sadie Rich of Wasco. Also ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Waco Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Rev. F.L. Cannell officiated. Interment in the Sunset cemetery.
November 8, 1940
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November 22, 1940
November 29, 1940
- Jennie Young, 66, died at Sunnyside, Washington Saturday evening after a very brief illness. She was a sister of Mrs. J.F. Royce and had lived here for many years before moving to The Dalles some years ago. She also lived in Dufur where her husband was postmaster.
December 6, 1940
- E. Allison Killed In Auto Accident. W.E. (Bill) Allison, 80, was killed last Sunday morning in Newberg when struck by a car. He never regained consciousness and died Sunday night. He was on his way to church when struck. Mr. Allison was born in 1860 and left his home in the east when a young boy to make his way alone in the world. He came west and settled in Sherman county in 1881 taking up land which he owned at the time of his death. It is on the south side of the canyon below DeMoss. He lived here until 1920 when he moved to Newberg where he has lived for the past twenty years. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in Newberg and interment made in the cemetery there.
- and Mrs. Herman Schilling left Sunday for Aberdeen, Wn., to attended the funeral services for her brother in law, Fred Cronk, who died Friday night. Mr. Cronk was formerly a lumber merchant here.
- and Mrs. Frank VanSant of Sacramento spent several days of last week here at the J.F. Royce home. They came for the funeral services of Mrs. Jennie Young, Mrs. VanSant’s sister.
December 13, 1940
- O. Thompson Buried At Wasco. James Orval Thompson, 81, died in The Dalles last Saturday morning after a lingering illness and funeral services were held Sunday with interment being made in the Wasco cemetery beside the body of his wife who passed away ten years ago. Mr. Thompson was born in Scott county, Iowa, August 27, 1859 and came with his parents to Oregon in 1875 settling in Sherman county in 1883. He lived here and raised his family of two children until 25 years ago when he moved to Tygh Valley where he has resided most of the time until recently. He is survived by a son, Percy of Moro and a daughter, Pearl of The Dalles and several brothers and sisters of the once numerous Thompson family of this county.
December 20, 1940
December 27, 1940
- Sherman County Pioneer Passes Friday Afternoon. Albert M. Wright died Friday afternoon in a hospital in The Dalles after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, March 26, 1860 and lived in that state as a youth learning the marble cutting trade from his father who was a contractor and builder. March 22, 1883 Mr. Wright was married to Jessie F. Adams with whom he celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here in 1933. She passed away on October 7, 1934. In the spring of 1884 the Wrights, father and son, came to Oregon and settled, with their families on land in what is now Sherman county. Their homesteads were east of Grass Valley in the settlement of Rutledge and they were active in establishing the Rutledge church there. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist faith. Later Al Wright moved to a farm east of Hay Canyon where he lived until he retired from farming nearly 30 years ago. He moved to Moro where he engaged in the hardware and implement business with R.J. Ginn and J.E. Coleman & Co., continuing in that business until its sale last year. Mr. Wright was always active in public affairs and served his school district, his town, county and state in many positions. He was elected county commissioner in 1901 and served two terms in that capacity. He was councilman of Moro for 20 years being active in many civic improvements during that time. In 1918 he was elected to the state legislature, serving two regular and two special terms in Salem. This was during the period when highways were being built over the state which gave the representative an opportunity to aid materially in getting the Sherman highway through this county. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Belshee and Mrs. Harold Belshee both of Moro, an adopted son, Ray Havener of Klickitat, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. D.H. Leech, Mrs. Walter Frazier of Yakima, Washington and Mrs. Johnnie O’Leary of Montana. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the Presbyterian church with Rev. H.G. Hanson officiating. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery beside the body of his wife.
January 3, 1941
- G. Cunliff left Friday morning for Hood River on receiving word of the death of his mother who has been ill for several months. Several from here were down Monday to attend the funeral.
January 10, 1941
- John Forbes Passes After Long Illness. John William Forbes died Monday evening in The Dalles after a lingering illness that has kept him bedridden for several weeks. Forbes was 82, having been born October 28, 1858. Before coming to Oregon in the early years of this century he lived in Nebraska. In this county he was one of the accomplished horsemen who cared for and drove the former big teams of the farming operations of the time. He married Mattie Fuller who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Frank of Moro, a daughter, Mrs. Grace Graham of Cooks, Washington a grand child, a brother, Dr. Daniel Forbes of Seattle. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock from Zell’s Funeral home in charge. Interment was made in Hood River, where the family lived for many years.
- Services Today For Mrs. T.S. Reese. T.S. Reese, 57, died late Tuesday night at the family home 11 miles southeast of Moro, following a prolonged illness from a peculiar malady, which medical science seemingly knows little about. Mrs. Reese, nee Miss Ina Stearns daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stearns, early residents of Sherman, county, was born February 12, 1883 at Monroe, Oregon. She was married to Thomas St. Clair Reese in the early nineteen hundreds and the couple have spent the greater part of their married life farming in Sherman county. Survivors are her husband, T.S. Reese of Moro; three daughters, Mrs. George Mitchell of Pendleton; Mrs. Owen Elliott, Battleground, Washington and Mrs. Clarence Higley of Parkdale, Oregon; her mother, Mrs. Mary Stearns of Salem and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Moro from the Presbyterian church Friday at 2:00 pm with Rev. H.G. Hanson officiating. Interment will be made in the Moro cemetery. Mrs. Reese was an active member of the Moro Woman’s club until her recent illness, taking special interest in the art department. Her artistic tendencies took shape and realized satisfaction in the arrangement of a large and beautiful rock garden at her country home. It became famous as one of the scenic spots of arid Sherman county.
January 17, 1941
- Jack Southwell Services in Portland. Jack E. Southwell, 33, stepson of C.A. Harper of Wasco, died Sunday in a local hospital following a long illness. He was born in Dayton, Washington June 5, 1907. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. C.A. Harper, Wasco and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Hartung, Portland and Calana [?Volana] Harper, Wasco. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Portland Crematorium.
January 24, 1941
- Former Sherman Countain Dies. Word was received here that Lorenzo W. Ross, of Portland died there January 18th. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle Ross and three sons, Harold B. of Portland; Elfin F. and Walter Carlton Ross of Salem; a brother, Fred W. and a sister, Mrs. Alice Monteith of Albany, Oregon. Funeral services were held at 11:30 from the Finley Rose Chapel. Mr. Ross will be well remembered in Sherman county having run a jewelry store in Wasco for a number of years before moving to Moro where he owned a confectionery and jewelry store. He sold the confectionery later to Matthews and Livingston, keeping the jewelry line until leaving Moro about twenty years ago. He built the house now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Ross moved to Grandview, Wn., from Moro, later going to Portland where he was employed in the watch department of a jewelry store until his death.
- Former Resident Buried In Wasco Cemetery. Joshua Marshall Woods, 57, of the Central apartments, Vancouver, Wn., died Saturday. He was born in Kansas. For the past eight years he had lived in Vancouver. Survivors are a son Kenneth of Portland and two brothers, Walter and Albert, both of Tillamook. Woods will be remembered here as principal of the schools in the years of 1909 and 1910. Graveside services were held here Wednesday.
January 31, 1941
- Chris Boeson, 39, who died Friday in Portland, was a son of A. Boeson, a former resident of this county, having lived here around 1910. He was a nephew of Mrs. Kate Hansen.
- Former Kent Resident Buried Wednesday. Word was received here Monday of the death of Susanne Walters at Vancouver, Washington. The funeral was held at Kent on Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock. The Walters were former Kent residents.
February 7, 1941
- Vern Baker Buried At Canby. Mrs. Verne Baker, 62, resident of four miles east of Canby for 18 months, died Sunday. She was born in Mountain City, Tenn., and had lived in Oregon 14 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Taylor of Canby, Charles R., Theodore and Vern, jr. all of Montana; four daughters, Gladys Webster of North Dakota, Frances Schwartz and Ruth Rorstrom of Nebraska and Caroline Roberts of Oregon City. Funeral services were held at Canby Thursday afternoon.
- Sherman County Pioneer Buried In The Dalles. Charles W. Moore, 82, died early Saturday morning, February 1st, at his Portland home following a long illness. He was born in Indiana July 22, 1858, the son of Rufus A. and Sarah J. Moore. Funeral services were held Monday morning in Portland, with graveside rites in The Dalles Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the Odd Fellows in charge. Mr. Moore was one of the early pioneers of Sherman county coming here in 1882 with his brother, Henry, preceding the other members of his family. Moore, along with his father and brother took government land about five miles north of Grass Valley. In 1889 he rented his land moving to Grass Valley where he engaged in the general mercantile business with Dr. C.R. Rollins. The business later became known as The Citizens Commercial company as it was organized and incorporated by Mr. Moore and his associates. Mr. Moore was married November 21, 1886, at Portland, Oregon to Eva L. Rollins, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.R. Rollins. To this union were born two children, Mabel and Ray. Miss Mabel is the only immediate survivor, Mrs. Moore having preceded her husband in death and Ray having died in The Dalles at the age of 15 while trying to learn to swim. The family left Sherman county about 1908, moving to The Dalles where Mr. Moore was registrar at The Dalles Land office for several years, moving to Portland in 1915, where he resided until his death.
- Sam Brisbine, a former resident, died in Roseburg recently according to a clipping sent here by Mrs. Hazel Woods.
- M. Wilson received word Monday morning of the death of Mrs. Verne Baker at Canby. Mrs. Baker was a former Sherman county resident and a first cousin of Mr. Wilson. Funeral arrangements were not completed.
February 14, 1941
February 21, 1941
February 28, 1941
- George Wilcox received word that his brother in law, James Wilkie, died in San Diego, California and will be buried in Olympia, Washington on Monday. Mr. Wilcox left Sunday for Olympia to attend the funeral.
- Services Held For William F. Johnson. Funeral services were held Sunday from the Wasco Christian church at 2:00 p.m. for William F. Johnson, 71, a resident of Wasco for many years. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born September 15, 1869, in Farmer City, Illinois. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bert Hatley of Wasco; four brothers, Charles E. of Willamina, and John T., Sidney and J. Richard, all of Wasco; one sister, Mrs. May Michel of Portland, and seven grandchildren.
- Services Held In The Dalles For Mrs. Rayburn. The funeral of Mrs. John V. Rayburn took place Monday, February 17th, in The Dalles. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery in that city. Rayburn, an early resident of Sherman county and a Wasco county pioneer, passed away on the morning of February 14, in The Dalles. she was seventy years old. Minnie Taylor, the third of four children, was born in Rockland [Rock Island] county, Illinois on September 22, 1870 and moved overland to California with her parents a few years later. It was not long before the family again took the trail, this time to Oregon. Throughout much of the tiresome trip the children ran behind the wagon until finally they arrived in the Willamette valley. From there it was decided to move to eastern Oregon. The family made the trip by the circuitous route over the mountains south of Mt Hood. The arrived in Wasco in 1883 near which they homesteaded, making this their permanent residence. Minnie Taylor was married at Wasco to John V. Rayburn on January 31, 1889. Together they made their home near Emigrant Springs east of Wasco. To this union was born a son and daughter. In later life Mr. and Mrs. Rayburn moved to Hood River. It was there that both of them joined the Hood River Community church. The Dalles and La Grande have been their home for the past several years. On January 31, 1941, she and her husband celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, John V. Rayburn; a son, Lee of LaGrande; a daughter, Lenora Reid of Rufus; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
March 7, 1941
- Services For Mrs. Pinkerton At 2:30 Today. R.W. Pinkerton, a pioneer of Sherman county, died at her home Wednesday afternoon following a short illness, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 24 days. Carrie Jane Bennett was born in Dubuque county, Iowa on May 11, 1862. When 5 years old, she moved with her parents to Clarinda, Iowa where, at the age of 19 she was married to Robert Pinkerton. Two daughters were born to them in Iowa. Then in 1886 the Pinkertons moved westward to Oregon and settled in what is now Sherman county. Here two other children were born. Their place north of Moro has been their home for fifty years. On the eighth day of last month (February) Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton had been married 59 years. She is survived by her husband and three children, one daughter, Emma, wife of W.E. Newton, having passed away in 1920. The remaining daughters, Mrs. C.E. Poole and Mrs. Margaret Eoff live in Salem, Oregon and Yakima, Washington and her son, Harry lives on the home farm. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Mrs. Pinkerton was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Portland. Funeral services will be held Friday from the Moro Presbyterian Church at 2:30 pm with Rev. H.G. Hanson officiating. Interment will be made in the Moro IOOF cemetery.
- W. Pinkerton suffered a partial stroke Monday and is at present confined to his bed.
- Will Cauthers received a telegram from his brother Bob Cauthers in Glenburn, North Dakota, of the death of their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cauthers, who was 87 years of age on Christmas Day. Cauthers and wife and son Frank drove back to see her in October of last year, and she was very ill at that time.
March 14, 1941
- Elisha Thomas, 62, Buried Sunday. Elisha Thomas, 62, a former resident of Wasco, died Friday, March 8th, at his home in White Salmon, where he had lived for several years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon and interment made at White Salmon. Mr. Thomas is survived by three brothers, Jess of Medford, Roy of Parkdale, Lew of Moro and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Parriet of White Salmon. Those attending the services from Sherman county included Messrs and Mesdames Arthur Sargent, W.E. Nichols, Harry Van Gilder, Victor Anderson, Hildred Zell, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Thomas and Lily Webber.
- Sherman County Pioneer Buried At Grass Valley. John W. Hays, 83, a pioneer resident of Sherman county having lived the last 54 years of his life in or near Grass Valley, died Friday evening, March 7, in a Dalles hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday from the Grass Valley auditorium at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dryden officiating. Tom Fraser of Moro sang, accompanied by Mrs. Orville Ruggles.
- Honorary pallbearers were Gus Engstrom, Lewis Olds, W.E. Garrett, I.D. Pike, Fred Krusow, Wm Guyton, and Sam Holmes. Active pallbearers were Geo. Wilcox, T.M. Rolfe, Ernest Blaylock, Frank Bayer, Frank Lemley and L.K. Smith. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery with the Grass Valley Odd Fellows in charge of the graveside services. Hays was a charter member of this lodge. Survivors are his widow, Carrie of Grass Valley; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Smith and Mrs. Sadie Alley, both of Grass Valley; Mrs. Hattie Zahner and Mrs. Ruth Feely, both of The Dalles; and Mrs. Verna Block of Bakeoven; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, James, of San Luis Obispo, California and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Pate of Paso Robles, California.
March 21, 1941
- and Mrs. Herman Schilling and Miss Barbara Walpole left Sunday for The Dalles where Miss Walpole remained while the Schillings went to Aberdeen, Wn., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Schilling’s sister, Mrs. Fred Cronk, who died Saturday morning.
March 28, 1941
- Hinrich Peters To Be Buried Sunday. Hinrich Peters died quietly in a hospital in The Dalles at 11:20 Wednesday night, March 26, after a brief illness. Mr. Peters was born in Hanover, Germany, February 15, 1859, served for a time in the German army, married and moved his young wife and young family of three children to this county in 1888. They arrived at The Dalles the night of January 1, 1889 and before spring had settled on a preemption claim. Later Mr. Peters took up a homestead and this has been his home from that day until his death. A real farmer, who loved to till the soil, Mr. Peters has been active on his farm all his years and but a few years ago took a place in harvest. His interest in public affairs was demonstrated in his service as school director as he has been on the board of the Rosebush school since it was formed in 1889 except for one year. Surviving are four sons, John, Henry, Herman and Fred, a daughter, Mrs. W.D. Barnett, all of this county. Others have gone on before and Mrs. Peters died over twenty years ago. The funeral will be held Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. W.I. Eck of the Lutheran church officiating and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley beside the family.
- Services Held For Mrs. Etta Rich. Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Ann Barnes Rich were held Tuesday afternoon. Rich, who died March 23, was born in Jackson county, Iowa, October 10, 1863 being one of a family of twelve children. One sister and four brothers still survive. She was married to O.H. Rich in Smith county, Kansas, October 16, 1882 and their home was in that region until they came to Sherman county in 1902 where Mr. Rich entered the stock business. He died here in 1921. Of five children born to the couple four are still living, the eldest son, Leroy having passed away in 1936. Surviving children are Zetta Beach of Petaluma, California, E.P. Rich of Wasco, Opal McCoy of Eugene and Ruby Agee of Portland. Six grandsons, a granddaughter, and one great grandson were with her in her last days. Mrs. Rich was a lifelong conscientious christian who joined the Christian Church in early youth. She was a charter member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft and the Rebekah lodge. She was much pleased to be able to return to Wasco to spend her last years. Pallbearers were Earl Richelderfer, Tracy Fields, Ove Hansen, Sam Brock, Art Smith and Bert Watkins.
- Graveside Services For Mrs. McGinnis. Graveside services were held at the IOOF cemetery of Moro with Rev. Henry G. Hanson in charge, last Tuesday morning for Mrs. Margaret Jane McGinnis of 205 North 7th Street, Corvallis, who passed away in that city last Saturday morning at the age of 79 years. Mrs. McGinnis was born in Bremer county, Iowa, but grew up in Page county near Clarinda, Ia. After teaching school there for some time she married Thomas R. McGinnis. They spent some time in Kansas and later migrated to Sherman county, where they lived for ten years. In 1905 they moved to Corvallis, where she has since made her home. She was brought up in the Reformed Presbyterian church and through all her life she was a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. She took an active interest in the Corvallis Church for many years. McGinnis, formerly sheriff of Sherman county, passed away in Corvallis in 1932. Mrs. McGinnis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Odeen of Houston, Texas, Mrs. C.H. Odeen of March Field, California; three sons, Lea R. McGinnis of Corvallis, Forrest of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Luther of Spokane, Washington; a sister, Mrs. R.J. Ginn of Moro; a brother James E. Coleman of Moro; eight grandchildren and many other relatives.
- Word was received here Thursday that Mrs. Andrew Landles, wife of the music instructor at Wasco, had died in Marshfield that morning from a lingering illness.
April 4, 1941
- Sarah Landles, 58, of Wasco passed away Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Long in Marshfield after a six weeks illness. Born in Scotland Mrs. Landles had lived in this country for 53 years. With her husband Mrs. Landles came from Lakeview two years ago. Eight of their children still survive. The are Thomas of Lebanon; John, James and William of Lakeview; Andrew of Powers; Mrs. Sarah Topey, Lakeview; Mrs. Agnes Mattieu, Eugene and Mrs. Long. Her father still survives in Scotland. Interment was in the Sunset cemetery at Marshfield.
April 11, 1941
- Wasco Girl Killed By Estranged Husband. Naomi Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Grady of Wasco, was killed Saturday near Tygh Valley when her estranged husband, Clifford, entered the house in which she was living with their two and a half year old daughter, and shot her. An army 45 cal. automatic was used. Moore then shot himself. Mrs. Moore was born in Madras, lived in The Dalles and attended school in Wasco until her parents moved to Walla Walla where she was married. Graveside services were held Thursday at two o’clock at Goldendale. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Grady and two brothers, Nyal of Spokane and Ed of Walla Walla.
April 18, 1941
- Services To Be Held For Mr.s Knotts. Mary Elizabeth Knotts, of Portland, mother of Mrs. Tom Alley, died early this month at her home there and the funeral will be held from the Mt. Scott Funeral home Saturday at 11 am. Mrs. Knotts, who has often visited this county with her daughter, was a pioneer of Clackamas county and east Portland having been born there in 1853, to parents who had come from the eastern states in 1846 and 47. She had spent her entire life in Oregon. Four children survive. Mr. and Mrs. Alley left Wednesday to be in Portland until after the funeral.
April 25, 1941
- Former Kent Woman Dies In California. Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Anna Guyton of Oakland, California, widow of the late William F. Guyton, pioneer resident of Sherman and Wasco counties, on Friday, April 18. Guyton had been in a critical condition for several weeks and was totally blind due to her recent illness.
May 2, 1941
May 9, 1941
May 16, 1941
- Allie J. West Buried Here Thursday. Allie J. West, former resident of this county, died in McMinnville Monday, May 12, at 78 years of age. He was born in Missouri in 1862 and came west with his mother, Mrs. M.L. Ragsdale and family in 1871. They settled near Wamic and moved from there to Sherman county in 1880. He married Mrs. Elmira Barnum in 1889 and three daughters were born to them. all survive, Mrs. Echo Bartlett of Bend, Mrs. Hazel Lake of Myrtle Point and Mrs. Leola Church of Otis. Surviving also are three half brothers, C.P. Ragsdale of Hood River; W.H. Ragsdale of The Dalles and Ray of LaGrande, and nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held in Moro Thursday at 1:30 with Rev. Henry G. Hanson officiating.
- Collis E. Kaseberg Killed In Accident. Collis Edward [Eugene] Kaseberg, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Kaseberg, was killed in Portland Monday evening when the car he was driving hit a truck. Kaseberg died in about an hour after the accident. Collis Kaseberg was born in Sherman county, a scion of one of the older families of this section. His parents were farmers and large land owners west of Wasco. A large part of his schooling was obtained in Portland. He married Betty McCafferty of Wasco and entered the auto court business with his father at Castle Rock, Washington, later moving to Portland where he managed the Four Star Auto Court. and Mrs. E.E. Kaseberg were in Sherman county at the time of the accident. Funeral services were held in Portland Thursday afternoon at one o’clock. Surviving are his widow, a brother, Lawrence of Wasco, and his parents of the immediate family.
May 23, 1941
May 30, 1941
June 6, 1941
- Cecil R. Norton Killed In Tractor Accident. Cecil Russel Norton was instantly killed Tuesday evening about 5:30 immediately east of Kent while helping a boy who was running a tractor for Norton’s father, J.E. Norton. Young Norton was helping hitch the tractor to a plow as it was being backed up. It is thought that the clutch stuck causing the tractor to back into Norton knocking him beneath the grousered wheels. Cecil Norton was born December 27, 1918 in Moro, moving to Kent with his parents, when a small child. He graduated from Kent High school and had been working there, staying at home. Lately he had been working on the section at Kent and had just returned home from work when he went to the field. Surviving are his father, two brothers, Eugene, now at Oregon State college, and Ross; three sisters, Mrs. Alta Felsch of San Francisco, Geraldine and Carol of Kent. Funeral services were held from the Kent Christian church Thursday afternoon and interment made in the Kent cemetery.
- Will Harper Dies After Illness of Several Weeks. Mrs. William C. Harper, long time resident of the Wasco community died in a hospital in The Dalles, Thursday morning about 9 o’clock after an illness of several weeks. Surviving are her widower, and three children, Georgia, Gordon and Willard all of Wasco. Funeral services have not been arranged.
June 13, 1941
- Ellen Harper Buried At Wasco. Mrs. Ellen M. Harper, wife of William C. Harper of Wasco, died at a hospital in The Dalles Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks. She was born at Bement, Ill. November 8, 1880 and had been a resident of Sherman county since 1904. Long interested in lodge work Mrs. Harper was past matron of the Annie Fulton chapter, OES. at Wasco. She was also an active worker in local library affairs. She is survived by her widower, two sons, Willard and Gordon and a daughter, Georgia all of Wasco; a brother, Walter Wall of Bement, Ill., and two sisters, Mr. Gussie Craw and Mrs. Nellie Tabor of Bement. The funeral was held at the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. F.L. Cannell giving the sermon and members of the Eastern Star aiding.
- Glen P. King Succumbs To Heart Attack. Prominent Farmer and Stock Man Dies After Long Illness. Glen P. King, Sherman county farmer, died Monday morning from a heart attack, the second within a month. During last fair Mr. King suffered an attack which incapacitated him from active work but he had been able to be around much of the time. He had just returned from the hospital last week feeling very well although confined to bed. Monday morning he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance but died as he reached there. Mr. King was born in Sherman county April 20, 1898 and moved to Arizona and California with his parents when a small boy. He returned here in 1917 and began to farm his father’s place between Moro and Grass Valley which he has added to by purchases of his own. He married Miss Frances Rutledge in 1919. He has developed good livestock, both horses and cattle during his farming years, and his race horses have been consistent winners at the county fair. Surviving are his widow, two sons, Robert and Donald, and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Van Sicklen and Mrs. E.S. Mercer of Ventura, California, a nephew, Michael K. Burke, and a younger nephew and niece. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the auditorium at Grass Valley and interment was made in the family cemetery plot near that place.
- Californian Killed. A Sunday night accident about five miles southwest of Shaniko on the Sherman highway resulted in the death of Willard E. Cary of Los Angeles, California. Injured were Mrs. Carey who was shocked and bruised, William E. Kennedy of Berkely, California, a nephew of Carey’s, occupants of the Carey car, and James L. Goodrich of Derby, Montana, who was driving a car for Howard McInroe of Walla Walla. The cars hit nearly head on. Goodrich and McInroe both have broken jaws and many cuts and bruises. The Careys were going to Seattle to attend her mother’s funeral and the other car passengers were going to San Francisco to enter government service at Guam.
- Funeral services were held in the Kent Christian church Thursday afternoon for Cecil R. Norton, 21, who was fatally injured Tuesday evening by a tractor. Henry G. Hanson of Moro, conducted the service. Music was furnished by Tom Fraser and Sybil Belshe of Moro. Burial was in The Kent IOOF cemetery. Funeral director, C.M. Zell of The Dalles, had charge.
June 20, 1941
- B.A. Hogue received word of the death of her brother, Milton Bennett, at Tillamook June 13th. Mr. Bennett and family were former residents of the Kent vicinity.
June 27, 1941
July 4, 1941
- M. Kuypers Killed In Tractor Accident. C.M. Kuypers, prominent farmer of Rufus, was instantly killed last Thursday when hauling hay on his farm. Mr. Kuypers was driving a tractor which was pulling a wagon loaded with hay. One track slid off the plowed field and the machine turned over crushing Mr. Kuypers. It is reported that the machine turned over seven times before coming to rest. Charles M. Kuypers was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, December 10, 1873 and has been a resident of this county for 35 years. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth and a son, Charles F. Kuypers, of Rufus. He was chairman of the county weed control board. Funeral services were conducted Monday from The Dalles with Rev. Eck in charge and interment was made in the cemetery there. The Masonic lodge of which he was a member had charge of graveside services.
July 11, 1941
- John Clark Dies At Wasco From Brief Illness. John (Red) Clark was found dead in the house he occupied in Wasco last Saturday. He was born February 5, 1877 at Mexico, Audrain county, Missouri and had resided in Sherman county for nearly thirty years. He has been employed on farms and as a salesman for machinery. Graveside services were held at Sunrise cemetery Tuesday afternoon with Rev. F.L. Cannell officiating. Arrangements were directed by Crandall-Bird. Small, wiry, witty, Democrat and democratic Red Clark, in death as in life, placed no burden on his many friends. A long held insurance policy in the hands of P.J. O’Meara cared for the final rites.
July 18, 1941
July 25, 1941
- John Karlen Killed By Youth Last Week. John Karlen, 77 year old resident of Tygh Valley, was found dead last Friday morning near the railroad tracks along First St. in The Dalles. Investigation by state and county officers led to the arrest of Irwin Russel Jones, at the home of his parents at Canby, who is said to have made a complete confession that he killed Karlen with his fists and feet while engaged in robbery. John Karlen was in Sherman county Tuesday of this last week and was engaged in settling his city and county indebtedness on lots in Grass Valley owned by him and the C.W. Moore estate, which he claimed to have sold. He was said to have been boasting about having money and that this assumed to have caused the attack. Born in Switzerland. Karlen was born in Berne, Switzerland and came to this country when a young man. He engaged in the sheep business and was a part owner in the early day merchantile store of Moore & Karlen which succeeded Grass Valley’s first store, Moore & Rollins. He retired from this in 1903 and remained in the sheep business until the depression when he lost most of his property. For several years he had been living near Tygh Valley on a limited income. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Tygh Valley and interment was made in the cemetery there. A distant cousin is the only known relative in this country.
- Albert Kaseberg and Mrs. Herb Root attended the funeral of their brother in law, Wallace Copeland in Walla Walla Monday.
- Graveside services for Mrs. Angelina Cochran were held Tuesday afternoon with a few old time friends in attendance. Interment was made in the Baptist cemetery beside the friends Mrs. Cochran knew in early times when she and her husband settled in 1886 on land near DeMoss Springs. She had lived in The Dalles since 1910. She is survived by a son, Eli, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
August 1, 1941
- E. Sutherland Buried At Hillsboro. Ronald E. Sutherland, 76, died in Portland Sunday and was buried at Hillsboro Tuesday. Mr. Sutherland farmed east of Klondike in the war years of 23 or 24 years ago and is known to many here. He was the grandfather of Dorothy Olds of Grass Valley, and is also ____ by Edison Sutherland of Pullman, Roland Sutherland of Portland and Mrs. Irma Olds of Seattle.
- J.H. Wilson Dies Suddenly At Kent Home. Mrs. Jacob H. Wilson died suddenly at the family home a few miles east of Kent Tuesday morning at the age of 63 years. While she had not been in good health for several years her death was entirely unexpected. Mary Gregg was born in Tennessee November 4, 1877 and came to Kent with her husband in 1905. For over 35 years she has been a resident of Kent community. She is survived by her widower, three children, Dr. Joseph G. Wilson of Moscow, Idaho, John Wilson of Kent and Mrs. Chauncy Rambo of Davenport, Washington, six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Catherine McCoy of Jonesboro, Tenn., and Mrs. Grant Resse of Butler, Tenn., and one brother, J.H. Gregg of Butler. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from the Kent Christian church of which Mrs. Wilson was a member. Rev. C.F. Swander officiated. Interment was made in the Kent cemetery.
- W. Thompson Dies Monday At 79 Years. Nelson W. Thompson died in The Dalles Monday morning after a week’s illness following a stroke of paralysis. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Thompson was born in Iowa December 26, 1862 and came to what is now Sherman county in the early eighties. He farmed in this ___ early years and for many years in his life was owner of a hardware and machinery store in Moro. He was mayor of Moro for over ten years and during his administration the city built many of the improvements including the cistern, the hotel, fire station and improvements to the city park. He left this office voluntarily in 1930.
He is survived by his widow, Ella, a son, Harvey, two daughters, Mrs. Frances Henrichs and Mrs. A.A. Busch of Hillsboro and 9 grandchildren. Of the large Thompson family of which Ned was a member four brothers still survive, A.C. of Moro, Bert E. of Pasadena, I. Owen of Camp Sherman, and Ezra of Philomath and two sisters, Mrs. Harriett Nish of The Dalles and Mrs. Charles Bullard of Moro. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Moro Legion hall in charge of Calloway’s. Pallbearers were L.L. Peetz, Harry Kunsman, P.C. Axtell, Gene Lockett, W.A. Ruggles and Melvin Schadewitz. Interment was made in Rose cemetery, with graveside ceremonies in charge of the Masonic lodge.
- Clyde Gillmore and family were in Prineville Monday and Tuesday after receiving word that his mother had passed away there Sunday at the age of 66. The funeral was held there Tuesday.
- Ida May Grant received word Wednesday morning that her brother had been killed in Springfield, Mo. She left that evening for Portland expecting to go to Missouri.
- Miss Dorothy Olds left Monday for Portland to attend the funeral services for her grandfather, Mr. Sutherland, who died Sunday after a long illness.
- and Mrs. Robert LeBleu and son, Lynn and her brother, Richard Kuntz, went to Portland Tuesday to attend the funeral services for Mrs. LeBleu’s nephew, Leslie Kinney, who was killed in an auto accident. The returned home Saturday evening.
August 8, 1941
- Word was received here Saturday of the death of Ted Baker at Oregon City hospital. Funeral was held at Canby Thursday at two o’clock.
- Funeral services for Mrs. J.H. Wilson who died July 28, were held at the Kent Christian church Thursday, July 31 at 2 pm with Rev. C.F. Swander of Portland officiating. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. R.N. McGlasson of Halsey and Tom Fraser and Mrs. Wilford Belshe of Moro, accompanied by Sybil Belshe at the piano. The Wilsons arrived in Oregon in 1905 from Mountain City, Tenn. Mrs. Wilson united with the church at Kent in 1917. Pallbearers were R. Abell, J.E. Norton, George Witter, R.P. Barnet, J.L. Davis and L.W. Amick. Other than local residents attending the funeral were: Mrs. Newton Cornett, Mrs. D.A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gregg, Mrs. Harvey Duckworth, Mrs. H.C. Nelson and son George and Mrs. Elmer Ward of Bend, Mrs. Myrtle McCoy, Nellie Wilson and Mrs. R.T. Kaser and daughters Carolyn and Kay of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hartley and daughter Winnie of Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregg and daughter Eileen of Redmond, Mrs. Harry Pope of Corvallis, Mrs. Moody Benner of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Sias of Forest Grove, Mr. and Mrs. R.N. McGlasson of Halsey, Mrs. Essie Wilson and Mrs. Ruth Hurner of Pullman, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wilson of Wawawai, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Rambo and son, Robert of Davenport, Wash., Dr and Mrs. J.G. Wilson and daughters Alice Mae and Velma and son, Gregg, and C.F. Swander and son Courtney of Portland. Funeral arrangements were made by Zell of The Dalles.
August 15, 1941
- Loren Tetz Killed At Grants Pass. The 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tetz, Loren, was fatally injured Saturday at Grants Pass as he was crossing the street on his bicycle. The driver of the car that hit him was not held. Mr. Tetz taught school at Grass Valley and Rufus for ten years and Mrs. Tetz is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Lemley at Grass Valley. Both of them and the children were known all over the county. The funeral was held Tuesday at Grants Pass.
- and Mrs. Charles Lemley and Frank Lemley left Saturday for Grants Pass when they received word of the death of their grandson, Loren Tetz, who was killed by a car when crossing the Pacific highway.
- Walter C. Rutledge Buried In Portland. Walter C. Rutledge died in Portland Friday night after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services were held Monday and interment made in a Portland cemetery. Mr. Rutledge was born in Audrain county, Missouri, June 3, 1859 to a family of southerners who had held important places in government, one of his ancestors being a signer of the Declaration of Independence. With his parents he crossed the plains in 1862 and settled in California staying there until they came to Sherman county in 1883. The Ruggles and Rutledge families settled the district that is still called Rutledge. In 1904 Walter Rutledge bought the Moro Hotel and operated it until it was destroyed by fire in 1918. He married Maggie Vintin who preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Joseph and Clarence, two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Rudeen of Portland and Mrs. Frances King of Moro.
August 22, 1941
August 29, 1941
- Dick Reckmann Buried At Kent. The funeral of Mrs. Dick Reckman, Jr., was held from the Christian church in Kent Monday afternoon with Rev. C.F. Swander of Portland, officiating. Mrs. Reckman died Saturday morning in The Dalles after an emergency operation. She was born November 30, 1910 at Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wilson. The greater part of her life was spent at Kent where her parents have lived for many years. She was married in 1931 to Dick Reckman, Jr., and has been living on the Reckman farm southwest of Grass Valley. She is survived by her widower, two daughters, Margaret aged 8 and Peggy, aged three months, her parents, two sisters, Mrs. H.C. Nelson of Bend, and Nellie Grace Wilson of Kent and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Davis of Moro. Mrs. Reckman was a member of the church at Kent, and the grange. Interment was made in the Kent Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Many Attend Funeral of Kent Woman. Funeral services were held at the Kent Christian church Monday afternoon, August 25th at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Polly Mae Reckman, Jr., with Rev. C.A. Swander officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Geo. Wilson and Mrs. Chas. Bothwell, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Orville Ruggles of Grass Valley. Relatives and friends from out of the county for the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Swander and son Courtney, Earl Harbin, Mrs. Ted Kaser and Nellie Wilson of Portland; Mrs. B.M. Sias and son Frank of Forest Grove, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Harbin of Cheney, Wn., Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Wilson of Wawawai, Wn., Mrs. Essie Wilson and Mrs. Ruth Hurner of Pullman, Wn., Mrs J.G. Wilson of Moscow, Idaho, Mrs. Roy Hulse and son Paul and Mr. and Mrs. Alva Eakin and children of Dufur; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reckman, Sr., and sons Andy and Henry of Boring; Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Nelson and George, Mrs. Frieda Pickett, Mrs. Lillie Walker, Mrs. Ora Raeburn, Mrs. Elsie Wiehl and Mrs. Earl Gregg of Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Patjens and sons Ernest and Andy jr., of Shaniko; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Wilson and Evelyn Davis of The Dalles, Mrs. J.H. Smith of Mitchell and Mrs. G.L. Barnett and Mrs. Rosellen Jennings of Cow Canyon. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery at Kent. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Zell’s Funeral home of The Dalles.
September 5, 1941
- Heart Attack Fatal To T.C. Lee. Thomas C. Lee, 65, died suddenly in Portland Wednesday. While Mr. Lee suffered a heart attack several years ago he had recovered very well and had been working steadily for over two years. Last Sunday with his wife and son he had driven to Sherman county to visit relatives and spend the night at Camp Sherman as a guest of his sister-in-law, Mrs. May Belshe. Mr. Lee was a long time manager of the W.W. M. Co., warehouse in Wasco before coming to Moro. With O.L. Belshe he bought a ranch which he later sold to his partner, moving to Portland in the twenties. He is survived by his widow Lottie and a son, Lester, now in the coast artillery. Funeral arrangements have not been made known.
- AAA Field Man Dies. Earl Thompson who had been field man for the AAA for the past three years, is reported to have committed suicide near his ranch in Umatilla county early this week. Ill health was given as the cause for the act.
- Martin Hansen Dies After Long Illness. Martin Hansen, one time Sherman county farmer, and well known about the county, died at Los Gatos, California last week and was buried in Portland Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Mr. Hansen farmed southeast of Moro for many years and also operated a threshing machine in the olden days. He later moved to Camp Sherman where he operated a resort for many years before selling out to move to Fresno, California where lived until recently. Surviving are his widow, Lena, two sons, Joseph and Clarence, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Chapin, a brother, Iver and a sister, Christina and three grandchildren.
September 12, 1941
- Kent Merchant Hears Of Death Of Brother. E. Norton received word Friday of the death of his brother, Walter Norton at Hoskins, Oregon. Mr. Norton and daughter Geraldine left Sunday for Corvallis where the funeral of Mr. Norton was conducted Monday.
September 19, 1941
September 26, 1941
- Vanessa Buckingham Buried Thursday. Vanessa Rolfe Dunlap Buckingham was instantly killed Friday near Salt Lake, Utah, when the car she was riding in with her husband left the road. Both were killed. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Rolfe. Mrs. Buckingham was born April 4, 1901 and came to Sherman county with her parents in 1913. She was married in 1918 to Joe Dunlap and two children survive that union. They are Everett of Grass Valley and Melvin of Hermiston. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church in Grass Valley with Zell’s in charge. Interment was made in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery.
- and Mrs. T.M. Rolfe received word Saturday that their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Buckingham of Salt Lake City, Utah were killed in an automobile accident. Mrs. Buckingham’s son, Everett Dunlap left Saturday evening for Salt Lake. Her son Melvin Dunlap, left Sunday accompanied by Leighton Fields.
October 3, 1941
October 10, 1941
- Wasco Farmer Killed In Truck Accident. Ross Hilderbrand’s Head ____ By Overturning Truck, Death Instantaneous. Roscoe Bert (Ross) Hilderbrand, of Wasco, was killed instantly Monday night about six o’clock as he was returning to his home from Wasco where he had been repairing machinery. His light truck swerved off the road as it started up the grade about two miles west of Wasco. It hit the soft shoulder on the outside of the road and plunged into the bank. As it overturned Hilderbrand’s head was caught between the top of the right door and the roadbed crushing his skull. Coroner E. M. Alley of Grass Valley and Sheriff Wilson were called and found the death was due to accidental causes. The body was taken to Callaway’s. Hilderbrand had been working on Mrs. Augusta Huckin’s ranch for several years being in charge of farming operations. He was born near Wasco, August 6, 1901, attended Wasco schools and Oregon State college. He worked in the old Barnett bank at one time. He is survived by his widow, Anna, a son, Billy, three brothers, Ormand and Joe of Wasco and Walter of Sunnyside, Washington, three sisters, Mrs. Grace Medler of Wasco, Mrs. John Mathias of Sunnyside and Mrs. Cleta Bingham of Spokane and his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Coryell of Vancouver, Washington. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church with Rev. F.L. Cannell giving the sermon. Interment will be made in the cemetery at The Dalles.
- Mary Knox Dies At Wasco. Mrs. Mary E. Knox, long time resident of Wasco, died at her home there Monday morning. She was born in Missouri May 5, 1859 and had lived in Oregon for the greater part of her adult life. She lived at Tygh Valley for many years. She is survived by three sons, Frank of Wasco, E.K. of Pendleton, and W.B. of Wamic and one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Lofstrand of Yakima and a sister in Missouri. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church and interment was made in the cemetery in The Dalles. Mrs. Knox was a member of the Baptist church.
October 17, 1941
October 24, 1941
October 31, 1941
- Charles Holt, grandson of J.H. McCune, was accidently killed while a member of the Canadian army according to word received by Mr. McCune this week from his daughter, Mrs. Kenney of Portland.
- Gus Peterson Buried Wednesday. Andrew Gus Peterson was buried Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in Wasco. His death occurred October 26, in The Dalles where he had been for several weeks. The deceased was born in Norbech, Sweden, November 19, 1869. He came to this country and took up the trade of carpenter and cabinet maker, living for some years in Chicago where he roomed with the then famous Battling Nelson. He lived in The Dalles where he was long in business and later came to Wasco where he had lived and worked. Although he was once married, no relatives were known at the time of his death. The funeral was in charge of the Masonic lodge of which he was a devoted member. F.L. Cannell read the funeral service.
November 7, 1941
- C.E. Johnson Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Curtis E. Johnson, 53, died at her home in Canby Sunday after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Johnson, with her husband, lived in Moro from 1912 to 1919 when they moved to Gresham and later to Canby where he is manager of the bank. Surviving are her widower, a son, C.E. Jr., two daughters, Janet and Mrs. John E. Fergus of Bronxville, New York and three sisters all living in Portland. The funeral was held Tuesday at two o’clock interment being made in the Rose City cemetery in Portland.
November 14, 1941
- W.E. Tate Buried In Wasco Thursday. The funeral of Mrs. W.E. Tate was held Thursday afternoon in Wasco following her death in Portland Monday. Mrs. Tate came to Sherman county in 1886 and the Wasco vicinity has been her home for 55 years. The Tates farmed and for many years he was postmaster of Wasco. She is survived by her widower, W.E. Tate and five daughters, Mrs. L.J. [Florence] Murdock of Eugene, Mrs. Ralph [Bess] Wietterberg and Mrs. Floyd [Gladys] Ford of Los Angeles, Mrs. C.F. [Mary] Barbour and Mrs. Gordon [Aileen] Brown of Portland and eleven grandchildren. The funeral was in charge of Zell’s.
November 21, 1941
November 28, 1941
- Miss G.J. Hulse Buried In Astoria. Miss Jennie Hulse, 76, died in The Dalles Monday having been taken there a day or two previously. She had been staying here with her niece, Mrs. W.A. Ruggles for several weeks. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hulse who settled in Sherman county in early days. She had taught school for over forty years serving a large part of that time in Astoria. Funeral services were held in The Dalles Wednesday with Zell’s in charge and Rev. Frank Cunningham officiating. Interment was made in Astoria where further services were held. Survivors are a brother, O.P. Hulse in The Dalles, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Taylor in Iowa, Ray, a nephew in Camas, C.G. a nephew in Portland, Clarence, a nephew in Moro and nieces, Mrs. W.A. Ruggles of Moro, Mrs O.N. Ruggles of Grass Valley, Mrs. Tom Peugh of Wasco and Mrs. Margaret Pillsbury of Vancouver, Washington.
- Mrs. Minnie Van Detta, 64, a former resident of Wasco, died at St. Joseph’s hospital in Vancouver, Washington. She had been living in Camas. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Tillie Fredrick of The Dalles, two sons Delvin and Charles of Camas, a sister, Mrs. Sybil McMillen of Wasco. Graveside services were held here Monday afternoon.
December 5, 1941
- Grace Medler and brother, Joe Hilderbrand, went to Albany Tuesday to attend funeral services for an aunt Mrs. D. Hilderbrand who has at one time lived east of Klondike.
December 12, 1941
December 19, 1941
- C.B. Doyle Buried Monday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. C. B. Doyle who died Friday at her home here from a heart attack. Mr. Doyle had been a resident of this part of the county for nearly forty years. Rev. Gerald Dryden, pastor of Mrs. Doyle’s church, officiated and Mrs. Lawrence Todd and Miss Cora Bayer sang accompanied by Mrs. Dryden. Pallbearers were L.K. Smith, Gus Engstrom, Frank Bayer, I.D. Pike, Ben Payne and J.S. Newcomb. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery under the direction of Zell’s. The Rebekah lodge was in charge of the graveside services.
December 26, 1941
- Jessie Henrichs Succumbs To Illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Henrichs will be held Friday at 1:30 o’clock from the Presbyterian church in Moro. Her death occurred Tuesday morning at five o’clock after a long illness. Mrs. Henrichs was born in Richland Center, Wis. Nov. 21, 1863 and came to Oregon in the early years of this century. She was married to Judge Wm. Henrichs in 1905. She immediately took over the care of his young family, survivors of who are Mrs. Gertrude Brown of Hillsboro, Mrs. Wilma Hansen of Wasco and Raymond Henrichs of North Bonneville, Wn. Surviving also is a niece, Mrs. Hazel McKinney of Portland. Judge Henrichs died in 1932. Mrs. Henrichs was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and was for 35 years a member of Lupine Rebekah lodge in Moro and of the Bethlehem chapter, OES. During her years in Moro she made many friends.
January 2, 1942
- Lizzie DeMoss Davis. Lizzie DeMoss Davis died at her home in Eugene December 30 after suffering a stroke Friday according to word from John DeMoss, who had gone to her bedside. Mrs. Davis was a member of the famous troup of singers and musicians who traveled over Europe and America in early days and brought fame to DeMoss Springs. Funeral services were held Friday at Eugene with interment there.
January 9, 1942
- Albert Hull Buried At Wasco Today. Funeral services for Albert Hull who passed away January 5, 1942 at his home in Vancouver, Wash. were held in Wasco Friday Jan. 9 from the Methodist church Rev. F.L. Cannel officiating. Mr. Hull was born in Pike county, Illinois Sept. 2, 1869 and came to Oregon with his parents in March 1889. He lived in Oregon two years then moved to Goldendale in 1891 later going to Vancouver where he has lived for the past 20 years. He leaves three children, Roy of Vancouver, Lloyd of Portland and Mrs. C.L. Evans of Portland and one granddaughter, Delores Hull of Vancouver, one brother, Charles of Chico, Cal., and four sisters Josie Underhill, Jessie Hull, Carrie Morrow and Emma Shearer all of Wasco and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Tracy Fields, Cecil Fields, C.W. Fields, Damon Fields, Leonard Fields and Ross Fields, three nephews and three grand nephews.
- C. Fuller received word that Phyliss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Pape was struck by an auto in Los Angeles January 3 receiving injuries from which she died the following night. No funeral arrangements are known.
- and Mrs. John Rolfe left Sunday for Hillsboro to attend the funeral of her brother, Virgil Perry, who died last Wednesday at his home in Portland. Robert Rolfe accompanied them and continued on to Corvallis for another term at OSC.
January 16, 1942
- Nancy Jane Dunlap Dies At Age of 88. Nancy Jane Dunlap, widow of Clark Dunlap, and pioneer of Sherman county since 1882, died in the Mid-Columbia hospital last Friday, January 9, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Dunlap was born, Nancy Jane Chapman, at Eola, in Polk county, Oregon November 8, 1853 and moved to Wheeler county when a girl. There she married Mr. Dunlap at Bridge Creek in 1874. They came to Sherman county and he took up land adjoining what is now the town of Wasco. A part of that town was built on his acres. Mrs. Dunlap is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E.D. McKee of Wasco, Mrs. George Van Gaasbeck of Blalock, Mrs. Roy Marshall of Portland and one son, C.I. Dunlap of Tumalo, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church in Wasco with Rev. F.L. Cannell officiating. Pallbearers were three grandsons, M.E. McKee, Clark Van Gaasbeck, and Hal Shelton and three sons in law Ed McKee, Roy Marshall and George Van Gaasbeck. Interment was made in the Wasco cemetery.
- Relief Driver Killed In Truck Mishap. Myron Grigsby Strangled By Settling Truck On DeMoss Hill. Myron Grigsby, 22, of Ellensburg, Wn., was killed on DeMoss hill Sunday morning about 8 o’clock when a heavily loaded truck body settled on his neck before he could be removed from a wreck. Grigsby, relief driver for Persinger freight line, making his first trip, accompanied one of the Persingers. Brakes on his big fruit truck were found to be wanting at the Maryhill ferry and when it started down DeMoss hill it could not be handled. Truck Overturned. Persinger, at the wheel, banked the big six-wheeler without success. Shortly below the shortest turn on the hill his middle wheels left the road throwing the tractor into the bank. Grigsby was asleep in a compartment bolted onto the tractor body. He could not be extricated by Persinger alone and no one came along until the mail truck made its trip and by that time Grigsby had died of suffocation, although he had been able to talk for some time after the accident. The body could not be removed until heavy railroad jacks were obtained from Moro with which to lift the truck. The sheriff and coroner were called to investigate. The body was sent to Zell’s Funeral home and from there to Yakima where the deceased had parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Grigsby, a wife, Pauline and a 20 month old son. The badly twisted truck tractor was removed from the highway Tuesday and taken home for repairs.
January 23, 1942
- Edwin Moon Dies After Brief Illness. Edwin Moon, resident of Wasco for 37 years, died at his home there Tuesday at one o’clock from pneumonia which he had contracted a few days before. He had been working and in good health up to a day or two before his death. Mr. Moon was born in Niantic, Illinois in September of 1877 being 63 years of age. He came to Wasco in 1905. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Moon, a son, George, two daughters, Christine of Arlington and Margaret. His mother, Mrs. Mary Moon lives at Belgrade, Neb. Four brothers, John of Spokane, Jesse, Walter and Connel in Funeral services will be held Friday from the Christian church in Wasco with interment in the Wasco cemetery.
January 30, 1942
- The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hilderbrand died shortly after birth at The Dalles hospital.
February 6, 1942
February 13, 1942
- Earl Williams Killed In Action In Philippines. Word has been received by Mrs. George Fox of Klondike that her brother, Earl Williams, was killed in the Philippines January 20. Earl Williams was a graduate of Rufus High school in 1935. He was a star basketball player being chosen as one of the tournament stars teams in 1935. He attended Oregon State college three years and the University one year graduating there in 1939. He entered the army and was stationed at Fort Ord and Fort Lewis. He became First Lieutenant and the message of his death referred to him as captain. At Corvallis Earl was a member of the boxing and wrestling teams. He was transferred to Manila in April, 1940 and was stationed north of that city when the war broke out. Details of his death are lacking.
- Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Clara Dear, who as, Clara Spear, lived here for many years at the turn of the century.
February 20, 1942
February 27, 1942
- Otis Baker Laid To Last Rest. Otis Baker, a resident of Moro since 1922 died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday night after a brief illness. He had been taken to the hospital for an intestinal ailment for which no aid could be found. He died of peritonitis. Mr. Baker was a native of Kansas although he had lived in this part of Oregon the greater part of his 59 years. For many years he was employed by the Farmer’s Elevator company and thus became known to nearly everyone in the central part of the county. Of late years he has been janitor at the courthouse. Surviving are his widow, Pauline, a son, Melvin in the US Army, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Leach and Audrey, a brother, L.D. Baker of Seattle. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church with Rev. Moberg officiating. Zell’s were in charge of the service. Pallbearers were county officials and friends, Judge George Potter, Ross Ornduff, Wily Knighten, Charles Wilson, Charles Montgomery and Arthur Johnson.
- Clara Baker Buried Thursday. Mrs. Clara Baker, widow of L.W. Baker, who died in 1919, died at the home of her daughter near Goldendale and was buried at Grass Valley Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Baker was born in Iowa and came to Sherman county about 1910, remaining here until the 20s. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nora Moore, two sons, Lloyd, now in California and Elva of Goldendale, and brothers, Roy of Gresham, Bert of Portland, Sam of Grants Pass. Members of the American Legion and Auxiliary were in charge of the funeral and Legionnaires were pallbearers. Hanley-Baker post was named in part for her son, Henry Baker, who was killed in France.
- Word was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Clara Baker of Goldendale, Wn. She is a sister of R.J. Baker. The funeral was held here Thursday.
- and Mrs. R.A. Bullock left Monday for Vancouver, Wn., to attend the funeral of her cousin, Adam Brown.
March 6, 1942
March 13, 1942
- Word was received here of the death of Mrs. D. Harvey Leach at Albany Saturday, March 7. She was in her 79th year. Leach was a sister of the late A.M. Wright and an aunt of Mrs. C.R. and H.B. Belshee. In early days she lived here before Mr. Leach took up the ministry.
March 20, 1942
March 27, 1942
- A.D. McDonald, aunt of Mrs. John Foss and a visitor in Moro often in recent years, died in Spokane Saturday. Mr. Foss, Austin, Mrs. Jack Matteson, and [Mrs.] L.E. Kaseberg drove to Spokane for the funeral Sunday returning Tuesday.
- and Mrs. Lawrence Denis returned home from The Dalles Sunday evening after spending a week there on business and to attend the funeral of his father, Ralph Denis, who died Monday.
April 3, 1942
April 10, 1942
- Jessie Amos Dies Suddenly. Mrs. Jessie Amos, a long time resident of Sherman county, died suddenly in The Dalles Friday while visiting her niece, Mrs. Paul McCoy. She was born December 7, 1963  being 78 years of age at the time of her passing. Survivors are Mrs. E.O. McCoy and Mrs. Belle Crosfield of The Dalles and Mrs. J.N. Fordyce of Portland. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Wasco. Funeral services were held Monday with E.F. Quellette officiating and Callaway’s in charge.
- April 17, 1942
- George Hartwig Buried In The Dalles. George Hartwig, who for over 20 years has been a resident of Sherman county, died in the Wasco county hospital Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. Hartwig was born in Germany July 29, 1866. He came to Sherman county in 1919 and worked for Tom Fraser for 20 years. Recently he has been living in Kent. He leaves some relatives in Germany, a sister in law, Mrs. Litia Hartwig, and a niece, Miss Anna Hartwig of Clarence, Iowa and a niece, Mrs. Walter Tilden of Stanwood, Iowa. Funeral services were held in The Dalles on Thursday at 2 pm from Callaway’s with interment in that town.
April 24, 1942
- O. Elliot Buried In Moro Cemetery Sunday Afternoon. J.O. Elliot, 62, for many years a resident of Sherman county, died at his home in The Dalles Friday and was buried in the Moro cemetery Sunday afternoon with graveside services being held locally. Surviving Mr. Elliot are two sisters in Sherman county, Mrs. M.A. Bull and Mrs. Charles Adlard, a sister, Mrs. Mary Everett in Washington, and Mrs. Nellie Meloy in Corvallis; and a brother Milo, at Sheridan. Two sons also survive. His wife, the former Nora McCoy, died several years ago.
May 1, 1942
- Charles Hoggard Dies At 73 Years. Charles Hoggard, 73, a resident of Sherman county for nearly 50 years, died at his home near Rufus Friday night. Mr. Hoggard was born in Nebraska and came west when a young man. He was one of the men who lost their possessions when the Columbia river flooded Grants in 1894. He is survived by his widow Edith, a brother, William of Athena, and a nephew, William, jr., now in California. Funeral services were held Tuesday from Zell’s Funeral home in The Dalles and interment was made in The Dalles cemetery. F.L. Cannell officiated and pallbearers were Walter and Rob Davis, Bruce Millard, Walter Morris, Carl Everett and Roy Belshee.
- Augusta Nelson Buried Wednesday. Augusta M__ilda Nelson, mother of Mrs. J.B. Davis, was born at Scarabusland, Sweden November 14, 1858 and died near Moro Saturday, April 25, 1942 at the age of 83 years. The deceased came to the United States at the age of 20 and was married the following year to Alexander Sederburg at Chandler, Pa. Three daughters and two sons were born to them. After the death of Mr. Sederburg in 1917 she married John C. Nelson who died in 1932. She was a member of the Swedish Methodist church in Holyoke, Colorado. For the past eleven years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Davis near Moro. The immediately bereaved are Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Hilda Bevard of Beyers, Colorado, fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Community church at Moro with Rev. J.D. Moberg officiating. Pallbearers were Lewis McKee, Wm. Ross, Harvey Thompson, Wesley Nichols, Tom Douma and Charles Adlard.
- and Mrs. B.M. Kelly and son Lloyd went to Hood River Friday afternoon, upon receiving word from Mrs. Kelly’s niece Mrs. R.E. Summerfield, of the death of her baby boy. Donnie Ray, who died Thursday. He was buried Saturday, and Mrs. Summerfield and other children accompanied the Kelly’s home to spend a week here.
May 8, 1942
- Word was received here of the death of Charles Huck at Watsonville, California. Funeral services were held Monday.
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