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Moro Bulletin Obituaries

Moro, Sherman County, Oregon

The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Moro Bulletin, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from June 5, 1902 to November 13, 1902.

June 5, 1902

June 12, 1902

June 19, 1902

June 26, 1902

July 3, 1902

July 10, 1902

July 17, 1902

July 24, 1902

  • Pat McDonald of Monkland went to Vancouver on Sunday to help make arrangements for Jim Hand‘s funeral.
  • James Hand of Rutledge died at Vancouver, Wash., on Saturday last.  Mr. Hand has been ailing for a long time, but felt so much better lately that his friends thought his recovery possible.  However, complications set in last week that ended in his death.
  • Mrs. Sam McDonald died on Friday last at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, and was buried at Hood River on Sunday.

July 31, 1902

August 7, 1902

August 14, 1902

August 21, 1902 

August 28, 1902

September 4, 1902

  • David H. Smith of Fossil, a pioneer of 1847 and well known to the writer, died at Fossil on the 19th ult.  Mr. Smith left considerable property, was a poor lawyer but an honest man.
  • Mrs. Hand of Rutledge was in Moro Tuesday attending probate court.  We are sorry to say she is not feeling very well, being worn out from nursing her husband who died recently.

September 11, 1902

September 18, 1902

  • Mrs. Anna J. Thoburn, wife of Bishop Thoburn of Calcutta died in Portland this week.  She was the stepmother of the Rev. C.B. Thoburn who has also gone to his reward.  It was this christian gentleman who dedicated the M.E. church here three years ago, preaching the sermon that is still remembered by many of those who were present at that time.  Mrs. Thoburn was laid to rest beside her stepson in the Lone Fir Cemetery Wednesday.  One preached the word of God as it is seldom heard in this world.  The other healed the sick in soul and body, assisting her husband in his life’s work, among the heathen.  Surely they have gained crowns of glory in heaven.

September 25, 1902

October 2, 1902

  • Jud Heart, one of the young men on the Columbia Southern extension survey in Crook county died at Prineville last week.

October 9, 1902

  • A poor old deaf Squaw was killed by the cars on the O.R. & N. track between Tumwater and Celilo Saturday.  The engine driver did all in his power to prevent the catastrophe, but all to no purpose.  The engine struck the old lady and killed her instantly.

October 16, 1902

  • Mrs. A.F. Watkins died at her home near Biggs Monday last.  She leaves a husband and family to mourn her death.   [Cora Ellen Garlock]

October 23, 1902

  • Obituary.  It is with the greatest commiseration and regret, we chronicle in this issue the sudden death of our respected townsman R.E. Hoskinson, Tuesday evening.  Mr. Hoskinson was around during the day as usual and was down to the depot to see relatives off on  a visit to the East and was apparently in good health.  At about six o’clock he complained of being ill, went to lie down and in half an hour he passed away.  Mr. Hoskinson was born in Jefferson county near Fairfield, Iowa in 1862.  He took up the study of law, was called to the bar and practiced his profession in this town for a period of six years, during which time he conducted his business in an upright and conscientious manner.  Mr. Hoskinson was a prominent member of the M.E. church and took much interest in church matters, working diligently for the Master in whose footsteps he followed during his useful life.The funeral services were held in the M.E. church, that building the deceased loved so well.  Impressive sermons were preached by Rev. Elder and Rev. Evans, after which the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.  The whole community joins us in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives and commend them to Him who “will wipe all tears from off all faces.”  [Robert E.]

October 30, 1902

  • A sudden death occurred at St. Vincent’s hospital, Portland, Tuesday afternoon that will bring sorrow to many readers of this paper.  It was the death of Arthur J. Van Houten, of Hay Creek, Crook county.  With his brother he was attending school at Hill’s Academy, and was taken seriously ill with scarlet fever.  So severe was the attack, that he was placed in the hospital, and his parents, who only last week had visited the boys at Portland and were in Walla Walla, were summoned to his bedside.  They arrived at the hospital in the morning to find him unconscious and he died in the afternoon.  — The Dalles Chronicle.

November 6, 1902

  • A sad and unfortunate death occurred last Friday night near Rufus.  Mrs. Kate Downing, a mere child in years, being only 16, having become despondent over some trouble which had befallen her, took strychnine to end her existence.  She was in an extremely nervous condition when she took the poison, and after taking it walked some distance into the country to the house of a friend before she succumbed to its effects.  It was three hours before death relieved her suffering.  Dr. Logan, County Coroner held an inquest on the body next day, the jury bringing in a verdict of self destruction.  A certain amount of blame is justly due the druggist for selling a dangerous drug to a person in her mental condition, but more censure is due those who drove the unfortunate girl to commit the rash act.  They may not be brought to account in this world, but they will some day have to answer for it before a tribunal which knows no favor.

November 13, 1902

  • Died — At the home of his parents on the DesChutes river, on Friday, November 7th, Lee Harris, age 8 years.  We extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

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