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Macgenn, Capt. T.J.

Captain T.J. Macgenn, who died in San Francisco last week following a stroke of paralysis, was one of the popular skippers to make this port. His first command to Coos was the old coal-carrier Empire. He later had the Breakwater, and his last ship was the Rose City, plying between Portland and San Francisco. He ran the Breakwater with such clock-like regularity between Coos bay and the Columbia in all kinds of weather that she was dubbed the “Perpetual Motion.” May the “poet of the Pacific” rest in Peace.

Aug. 30 1934

Marshfield Sun, Marshfield, Or

Robyn Greenlund

Macklebrick, John

John Macklebrink, a prominent citizen and pioneer of Marshfield, Or., was shot and killed Dec. 6 on the headwaters of the Coos River. Two brothers, Herman and Erick Peterson, wre quarreling and Macklebrink stepped in to separate them. The brothers began shooting at each other and the only shot that took effect killed Macklebrink.

17 Dec. 1892

The Mountain Democrat, Placerville California

Shauna Williams

MacMillan, Pearl

Pearl Elizabeth MacMillan of Bandon died Jan.21, a few days before her 85th birthday.
Born Jan. 24, 1908 in Myrtle Point, Mrs. MacMillan was the daughter of Louis and Tullie Belle Sell. She lived most of her life in Coos County, except for a short period in Klamath Falls. She had lived more than 20 years in Bandon. She was married to Clarence MacMillan, who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1969..
Mrs. MacMillan is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Benham and Ena Sell of Coquille; cousins Thelma and Verlin Sell of Riverton; numerous nieces and nephews including Effie Sherman and Tom Goss of Bandon; good friends Jennie Goss, Vivian Gildroy and Bonnie Barnes. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lois [sic; Louis] and Tom Sell, and five sisters, Cristle Trathon, Dortha Stewart, Bonnie Goss, Gladys Sell and Eugenia Sell. No services were held at her request. Private inurnment was at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Bandon.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Bay Area Home Health Agency, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay 97420. Arrangements were under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Bandon Chapel.

'01/27/1993

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Susan Chase

Majory, Mrs. George

Mrs. Geo. Majory, a pioneer lady of the Coquille Valley, and well known to early settlers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Billings, near this city, Wednesday. She was born in canada, later moved to New York and in 1860 the family came to Coos county and settled on the South Fork. Six adult children survive her, her husband having died about fifteen years ago. Funeral services were held at the German Baptist church Thursday, and the remains interred in the Myrtle Point cemetery.

Jan. 6, 1905

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Magill, Bertha Mae

Obit: Myrtle Point--Mrs. Bertha Mae Magill, born at Keystone, Okla., on July 6, 1909, died at Myrtle Point Sunday, July 26 [1964]. She had lived at Powers for the past 25 years and was married to Richard Magill in Coquille, Oct. 17, 1927.
Survivors include her widower, Richard Magill, Powers; three sons, Joseph H., Powers; Edmon R., Grants Pass; Lincoln U., U.S. Navy; four daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Blondell, Powers; Mrs. Myrtle M. Breeden, Winston; Mrs. Anna E. Hughes, Killeen, Tex.; and Mrs. Alice L. Pellham, Ranier, Ore.; a brother, George L. Belt, Hydesville, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie M. Fraser, Hydesville; Mrs. Mary E. Erickson, Redwood Valley, Calif.; Mrs. Gertrude L. Lambdin, Little Rock, Calif.; Mrs. Mabel Jones, Melba, Idaho; and Mrs. Rhoda Garrison, Satanta, Kan.; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at the Myrtle Point Chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary. The Rev. Richard Munson of Myrtle Point Assembly of God Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Norway Cemetery.
The family requests that friends wishing to do so make contributions to the American Cancer Society, Box 420, Coos Bay.

Jul 1964

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Susan Chase

Marshall, George S.

The tug Fearless, which was lost off Coos Bay, with all hands reported drowned, arrived here last Monday with a crew of Chinamen from the Empire City Cannery, and left here last Tuesday for Coos Bay. She had on board James Hill, Captain Henry Grow, Engineer Walter Keating, the fireman, an assistant fireman, name unknown, China cook and one passenger, George S. Marshall, proprietor of the Empire Cannery.

Nov. 23,1889

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Mast, [Rueben] Harrison “Bucky”

Mast Funeral Rites at Myrtle Point Are Attended By Many
Myrtle Point, Oct. 12 -- (Special) -- Hundreds of friends of the late Dr. R. Harrison (Bucky) Mast paid their last respects to him Wednesday afternoon at what was said to have been the largest funerald held here in years. Active pallbearers were Walter Krueger, T. Verl Johnson, Lawrence Mullen, Will Lundy, Myrtle Point; Dr. E.F. Lucas, Bandon, and Dr. Henry Blair, Portland. Members of the Coos County Medical Society were honorary pallbearers.

Oct. 12, 1939

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Masters, Stephen

On Saturday morning last the partially decomposed body of a man was found under a pile of brush in Mr. Luse's pasture, close to Empire City, by the Cook boys, who went to skate on the ice close to the place. They immediately notified parties in Empire, and an inquest was held. The body is that of the old man, S.H. Masters, who arrived at Empire on the 20th of last June, from Josephine county, where he stated he had mined for the previous five years. He registered at the Lockhart hotel as S.H.M. but refused to give further particulars as to who he was. He stated he came to Empire City for the purpose of committing suicide, and hoped his relatives in London would never know what became of him. On the morning of July 10th, he called at Morse's store and left a letter with Mr. Ploeger to be mailed. He then walked over the bridge on the Marshfield road, leaving close to the pasture, and was last seen by Bertie Lockhart, who notified parties in Empire, when search was made for him. His body was found in a pile of brush, under which he must have crawled with great difficulty, as the brush was thick and closely piled together. His head was resting on a blanket and his hands folded across his chest; on one side was a bottle half full of whiskey, while on the other was a vial marked "Chloroform," the contents of which undoubtedly caused his death. Shortly after the body was found, Justice Ploeger, of Empire precinct, acting as Coroner, held an inquest.

From Jan. 17, 1883

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Masters, Stephen
On Saturday morning last, says the Marshfield News, the partially decomposed body of a man was found under a pile of brush in Mr. Luce's pasture, close to Empire City, by the Cook boys, who went to skate on the ice close to the place.  They immediately notified parties in Empire, and an inquest was held.  The body is that of the old man S. H. Master, who arrived at Empire on the 20th of June, from Josephine county, where he stated he had mined for the previous five years.  He was an Englishman and committed suicide by chloroform; an empty vial so labeled being found by his side.
Saturday, February 10, 1883
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Martin, Erskin

Found dead, Erskin Martin, aged about 26 years, on 23 January by a son of L.D. Belieu of Enchanted Prairie. Coroner's jury with G.M. Short [deputy coroner] & Dr. K.A. Leep rendered a verdict of death by exhaustion and exposure. Mr. Martin had come to the Enchanted Prairie area from the Willamette valley about 3 to 4 months ago and had been engaged in mining on the Middle Fork.

Jan. 23, 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Mathers, Alexander

Killed Friend for a Deer
Supposed it was the Animal Hiding in Brush
Marshfield, Ore. Sept. 8 – While hunting game yesterday near Whiskey run, 19 miles north of Bandon, William Hull mistook his companion, Alexander Mathers, for a deer and fired. Upon running to the spot where he supposed the deer to be floundering in the brush, he found Mathers in the agony of death. He lived but a few minutes. Hull is crazed with grief.

Sept. 10, 1907

The Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington

Robyn Greenlund

Matthews, Wanda
Funeral services for Wanda Jean Matthews, 61, of Myrtle Point, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the First Christian Church in Myrtle Point. The Rev. Doug Shupe will officiate.

Wanda was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Gardner, Kan., the daughter of John McCrorey and Venus Thompson McCrorey. She died as the result of breast cancer on Aug. 27, 2004, in Portland.

She was married to Larry Matthews for 36 years. She enjoyed family, friends and gardening. She was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary and was an active member of the First Christian Church.

Wanda received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University. She was employed at Bay Area Hospital and Southwestern Oregon Community College.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; a son, Quentin and his wife, Stacie Matthews of Myrtle Point; a daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Derek Davisson of Kelso, Wash.; and two grandsons, Hayden and Jared Davisson of Kelso.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church, 511 Sixth St., Myrtle Point, OR 97458.
Aug. 31, 2004
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
Jim Dezotell
McCloskey, Charles
A Murderer Turns Highwayman

David Higgins who murdered C. McClosky at Myrtle Point, Coos county on the 4th is still at large in the mountains between Coos bay and Roseburg.  On Thursday last he called at the residence of Mr. Miller, six miles from Dora, near the Coos Bay wagon road and drawing a revolver, said to Miller:

“Give me a hat, coat and a square meal, and I won’t trouble you.”

Miller, being an old man and unarmed, immediately complied with the request, and Higgins left in the direction of Roseburg.  He was tracked to a small wood near the summit which was surrounded in the evening by parties in pursuit and all felt confident of his being captured.  He managed to escape, however, and was seen last Wednesday on the Roseburg side of the summit on the Coos Bay Wagon Road.  He drew a revolver on a man near the summit and took a coat and three dollars from him.  Sheriff Lane has offered a reward of $300 for his arrest and detention.  The Coos Bay News gives the following description of Higgins: A young man about 23 years old, height from 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches, weight 180 to 190 pounds, light complexion, sharp chin, light moustache, upper lip binds on teeth, teeth show when smiling, no whisker.
Saturday, July 30, 1881
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

McCloskey, J. .J. (Mac)

McCLOSKEY, J. J. (Mac), In San Francisco, April 20,967, beloved husband of Eileen McCloskey; loving father of Mike McCloskey and the late Patty McCloskey; grandfather of Michele and Michael McCloskey; nephew of Sarah McCloskey of Myrtle Point, Oregon, a member of East Oakland Aerie of Eagles No. 1375, F.O.E.Services and interment, Norway, Oregon. Friends may call at the ALBERT BROWN MORTUARY, 3476 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, until 12 noon, Saturday, April 22. Contributions to the American Cancer Society preferred.

Apr. 21, 1967

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California)

Robyn Greenlund

McDonald, James

Reedsport -- Funeral services for James McDonald who died in North Bend Saturday of a heart attack were to be held at 1 p.m. this afternoon at the Chapel of Unger Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. David Bellamy. Interment was to follow at the Reedsport Cemetery.

Tues. Nov. 13, 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

McDonald, Robert
Robert McDonald, a citizen of Marshfield and a resident of Coos county for 12 years died on the 27th of August.
Saturday, September 11, 1880
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell
McDowell, James
Two Wreck Victims Die

Bandon Accident Now Responsible for Five Deaths

Bandon, Or., Nov. 23 (Special) -- Two of the men who were victims of the logging train wreck Monday died as a result of their injuries, and neither of the other two is expected to live. The dead now number five, and are: Chauncey Humphrey, Guy Rose, Morgan Wright, Jim McDowell and Smith. Roll Anderson and Atkins are still alive.

Six miles up the Coquille River from Bandon on an eight-mile stretch of railroad built for the Selley-Anderson logging camp the train was precipitated 100 feet to the bottom of a gulch. The road has just recently been constructed, and only six weeks in operation. The engine was new, but was totally wrecked.

At the time of the accident the train was en route to the wharf, and a number of men were on board the engine. Three of these men were killed outright and four were fatally injured.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 1912
Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

McFeron, Charles

Charles McFeron, of Coos County, was drowned in the Willamette river, two miles above Eugene, on the 4th, while engaged in swimming cattle.

Jul 7, 1862

Oregonian

Robyn Greenlund

McGraw, Helen

Mrs. Geo. H. Guerin and Mrs. Thom went to Port Orford Saturday to be in attendance at the burial of Mrs. Helen McGraw who lately died at Oakland, Ca.

Oct 21, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

McGovern, Mrs. Thomas [Winifred]

Coin, Hid, Causes Death
Coquille Woman Believed to Have Died Due to Forgetting Place.
Coquille, Or., June 5 (Special) -- The suspicion that Mrs. Thomas McGovern, who died suddenly near Coquille [May 30, 1911], was robbed has been dispelled. The $4000 which for a long time has been concealed in a trunk was found in other hiding places about her home.
It is thought that Mrs. McGovern removed the money, and, forgetting what she had done, died of shock when she found it was not in the usual hiding place.

'Jun 6, 1911

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

McIsaacs, John

John McIsaacs died at the Blanco hotel, in Marshfield, Saturday morning, after a few weeks illness, the result of injuries received while following his occupation as teamster. He was a native of Nova Scotia, aged 55 years, and came to the Pacific Coast about twenty years ago, since which time he has worked on Humboldt bay, Puget Sound, Umpqua and the bay.

Dec. 18, 1886

Morning Oregonian, Portland

Shauna Williams

McLain, Infant of M/M Hugh McLain

Coos Bay: DIED at Marshfield October 25 infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLain.

30 Oct. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

McLyman, Willam “Billy”

Myrtle Point Boy Killed by Youth
William McLyman, of Myrtle Point, and only 14 years of age, died Monday afternoon, following accidental discharge of a .38 calibre revolver by Edward Brooks, 15, when the latter was putting the gun back together at his residence in Myrtle Point and a shell not realized as being in the gun was discharged at young McLyman. The boy was rushed to the Mast hospital but the bullet had penetrated his liver and lung and lodged in his back and was too serious and weakening for the boy to stage any kind of a comeback. "Billy," as the deceased was known by his friends, was an eighth [grade] student and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McLyman, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lewis, of Powers.

Oct. 13, 1838

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

McNair, Mabel
Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McNair, aged 2 years and 5 months, died at the home of Mrs. McNair's parents, Mrs. and Mrs. S. Breuer on Indian Creek, Sunday morning at 3 o;clock. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Thomas Barklow, interment taking place in Indian Creek cemetery.
December 8, 1908
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

McNamara, Robert Milton

Coquille, Sept. 23 (Special) Christian Science Funeral services were to be held this afternoon in Coquille for Robert Milton McNamara, 77, who died Tuesday at the Clymer nursing home. Burial was to be in Sunset cemetery. Born in Marshfield April 16, 1871, Mr. McNamara was a son of pioneer residents of the Coos bay area. Survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Mary Randleman, North Bank road; Mrs. Olive Yoakum, Coquille; and Mrs. Mamie Wilson, Bandon; and one brother, John McNamara, Bremerton, Wash.

Thurs. Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

McVay or McVey, James

Early Prospector Dies
James McVay [sic], who came west in 1851, passes
Coos County Pioneer Discovers Mines and Other Wealth, Only to Be Robbed by Marauding Indians.
Marshfield, Or., Jan. 6 (Special) -- With the passing of James McVay, who died at the home of his daughter in Crescent City, Cal., one of the prominent figures in the early life of Oregon and California is gone.
The early history of Southern Oregon and Northern California was woven about the life of James McVay. Probably no other pioneer saw so much of the thrilling days when the country was in the making. McVay first crossed the plains in 1851, locating at Jacksonville, Or., where he spent a year in the mining on Jackson Creek. When the Coos Bay Company began the exploitation of the territory now known as Coos County, he, with a party of 100 others, journeyed there in 1852, crossing the mountains between the Umpqua River and Coos Bay. On the arrival of the party here McVay and his brother, Joseph, took part in the discovery of the coal mines now operating here. A company was formed, but the work was abandoned, owing to the difficulty of placing the product in a market. After abandoning the coal-mine venture, he turned his energies toward other lines of endeavor, but the roving spirit and tales of wealth to be obtained in the south lured him.
In company with his brother, McVay, in 1854, journeyed down the coast to the mouth of the Rogue River, where they became the original owners of the famous sand mines that gave Gold Beach its name. Wealth was within their grasp when the Rogue River war broke out, and they escaped from the Indians only after they had seen their buildings and mining ditches destroyed. Continuing their travels down the coast they discovered the famous Dolan miles at Pistol River, remaining there until 1858, when another Indian outbreak resulted in the destruction of their plant, and in the fight that ensued during their escape James McVay was wounded by a rifle bullet.
After recovery from his wound McVay returned to Missouri, where he was married, and then, acting as a guide, piloted a large party across the plains to the section now known as Curry County, where they located. In the early '70s McVay moved to the Smith River country, where he established a hotel and was thus engaged at the time of his death.

'Jan 4, 1913

Oregonian, Portland

Robyn Greenlund

Mecum, Lyle

Services Held for Lyle Mecum Wed. Feb. 7-- Funeral services were held last Wednesday from the Schroeder chapel for Lyle Mecum of Remote, who was killed in a logging accident near Azalea, Oregon, with Dr. A. Theodore Smith officiating, burial being made in the cemetery at Norway. The deceased is survived by his wife, Virginia June, and father, Albert H., both of Remote; mother, Grace Mecum of Portland; a brother, Dale of Myrtle Point; another brother Howard, of Portland; two sisters, Edith thornton of Medford and Marie Mecum of Portland.

18 Feb. 1951

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Mecum, Walter C. [or E.]

Horse Kills Its Rider
Homesteader Plunges Into Gully on Vicious Animal
Myrtle Point, Or. June 16 -- Walter C. Mecum of this place met a tragic death between Myrtle Point and his homestead a few days ago. He left his father's home here, riding a frisky horse, with a promise that he would return the same evening. His failure to come back caused uneasiness and his brother went to search for him the next morning and found that the missing man had been at his homestead and had ridden away from the cabin. The tracks showed on the edge of a canyon that the horse had reared and pitched and a search of the gully below disclosed the mutilated bodies of the missing man and his horse, the animal having evidently slipped and fallen over the brink of the canyon, carrying the rider with him to instant death. Mecum was 28 years old and single.

Jun 17, 1910

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Meilligh, J.
A man named J. Meilligh, residing at Coquille City, committed suicide last Saturday by hanging himself.  Family trouble was the cause.
Saturday, November 25, 1882
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Merchant, Charles H.

Leaves Large Estate.
OAKLAND. Aug. 31.— The will of Charles H. Merchant, who died in Coos County, Oregon, July 26, has been filed for probate by A. F. Gunn; who has been nominated by the heirs to administer the estate in California, which is valued: At $105,000. The estate consists of realty in Alameda County valued at about $30,000 and personal property valued at $75,000, consisting of money in bank, bonds, notes and other securities. By the terms of the will half the estate is to go to the widow, Mrs. Mary F. Merchant, and the other half is to be divided among the twelve children, all of whom live in Oregon, and several nephews and nieces.

Sep 1, 1906

The San Francisco Call, San Francisco

Robyn Greenlund

Metzler, Mrs. Louis – niece

North Bend News – Mrs. Louis Metzler of North Bend Heights, has received news that her niece died in Chicago.

Nov. 30, 1909

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Meyers, Mrs. Mary Lucinda

Myrtle Point, Sept. 23 -- (Special) -- Mrs. Mary Lucinda Meyers, 91, resident of Myrtle Point and vicinity for about 65 years, died Wednesday in Salem. Mrs. Meyers was born in Carter county, Tenn., June 4, 1857. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Schroeder chapel in Myrtle Point, with the Rev. Wilmer Briggs officiating. Vault interment will be in the family plot in Norway cemetery. Survivors include four sons: William H. Meyers and Grover C. Meyers, Coquille; and Joseph B. Meyers and Wailter L. Meyers, Milo, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Michaels, Miss Edith

Edith Michaels Dies Wednesday
Coquille, Sept. 23 -- (Special)
Miss Edith Marie Michaels, 34, Coquille, died Wednesday morning at Mast hospital in Myrtle Point after a three-day attack of pneumonia. Miss Michaels worked until a week and a half ago for the Al Pierce company in Coos Bay. She worked in the society department of The Times about two weeks last spring during the absence of the society editor, and was employed at the Tioga hotel in Coos Bay immediately after the hotel's opening. She was a stenographer. Funeral services will be held at the Schroeder chapel in Coquille Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. Robert Leasing officiating, and burial will be in Sunset cemetery [Coos Bay]. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker, Coquille; a sister and a brother, Miss Viola Michaels and Lawrence Michaels, Portland; brother, Clyde Michaels, Council Bluffs, Id.; and a sister, Mrs. Alvina Ring, Los Angeles.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Michelbrink, John

John Macklebrink [sic; John Michelbrink], a prominent citizen and pioneer of Marshfield, Or., was shot and killed Dec. 6 on the headwaters of the Coos river. Two brothers, Herman and Erick Peterson, were quarreling and Macklebrink stepped in to seperate them. The brothers began shooting at each other and the only shot that took effect killed Macklebrink.

Dec. 187, 1892

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Middleton, Edna E.

Death Notice: 98, of Winston [Douglas Co.], formerly of Coos Bay, died Dec. 2, 2001 in Roseburg.

4 Dec. 2001

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Miller, Joaquin

Poet of Sierras Dies in Mountain Cabin
Death Approaches Silently
"I Am Dying - Pity Me, Pity Me: Almost Last Words
Life One of Adventure
Venerable Author of Verses, Who Lived Many Years at Eugene, Or., Kepp Faculties Until End and Works on Secret Verses.
San Francisco, Feb. 17 - Joaquin Miller, the poet of the Sierras, died today in his one-room cabin, which he built with his own hands in the Piedmont hills many years ago. His wife was with him. The end came at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, with warm sunshine flooding the room where he lay the author of "Songs of the Sunland."
Ten minutes after the aged poet had died his daughter, Juanita, arrived with Dr. J.C. Stout, who has been attending him since the final illness came last Thursday, but the daughter and physician were too late for the farewell. Colonel John P. Irish, of Oakland, Miller's closest personal friend, reached the little home less than five minutes after death came. It had been his intention to take the poet to an Oakland hospital.
Medicine Not Taken
Earlier in the afternoon he spoke frequently to his wife and to his daughter, Juanita, whom he addressed in the tenderest tones. His eyes glistened with love when he gazed upon the figure of his daughter kneeling beside the couch, with head bent in prayer. When his wife would endeavor to persuade him to take the medicine prescribed for him this afternoon, he gently pushed her hand away and said: "Don't let that mislead you" Since his collapse last Thursday Miller frequently spoke of Colonel Irish, his lifelong friend, and reminded his wife and daughter and attending physician that he and Irish had made a pact over 26 years ago whereby either one of the two men was to complete funeral arrangements for the other. The poet frequently spoke of his wife's sister, Miss Hattie Leland, of New York City, and a brother, George Melvin Miller, a broker of Eugene, Or., who had spent a month with him at the Heights several weeks ago. Body to be Cremated
Following the wish of the poet, his body will be cremated. Years ago he entered into a pact with Colonel Irish that whichever of them survived should see to it that the other's body was burned. He expressed the wish that his ashes might be scattered to the winds at the Golden Gate. The body will remain at the Heights until Wednesday morning, when the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William Day Simonds, of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. The body will then be taked to the Mountain View Cemetery and there incinerated. Death came slowly upon the venerable poet. He was stricken with paralysis two years ago. His wife and daughter were summoned at that time from the East, and have been with him since. The weakness of old age had crept upon him, and, although he worked at times, he rarely ventured far from "The Heights," as he called his mountain retreat. Work Kept Up In Illness
For many years "The Heights" has been the Mecca of lovers of Joaquin Miller's poetry. He received his guests graciously and loved to talk in a vein of quaint humor of the old adventurous days which he memorialized in his verse. His faculties were undimmed until almost the end and he worked at intervals upon a poem, which he said was to be the most momentous work of his life. He guarded the poem with the utmost secrecy and not even his wife and daughter knew its subject. Since his collase Thursday he regained conciousness several times and realized this morning that he could not survive the day. "I am dying - pity me, pity me!" he wispered to his daughter. In a semi-concious condition he said, "Please take me away." His last words to his wife were, "I love you." Work reflects West's Grandeur
A non today life was barely discernabl. Uraemic poisoning and hardening of the arteries were given by the attending physician as the direct cause of death. Of all California poets, Miller's work is said to reflect most perfectly the primative grandeur of the West. He wrote of the mountains and the plains. and penned the epic of the pioneers. His admirers say that he was a true poet of nature. His education was scant, but he did not require books for his inspiration. From the rugged mountains, the endless prairies, from the stirring incidents of the founding of the Western Empire he drew the inspiration of his verses. He wrote joyously and spontaneously the "Songs of the Sierras," and the songs of the "Sunlands," and it was the vigorous breath of the open, his friends say, that captivated his early readers. From childhood he was a stirring, eventful life. He was born in the Wabash district of Indiana, November 10, 1841, and was cristened Cincinnatus Heine. His father was of Quaker stock and his mother a woman of exceptional strength of character. At the age of 11 young Miller accompanied his parents across the plains to the Pacific Coast. The family took up a Government claim in Lane County, Oregon, near the present site of the town of Coburg. Craving for Adventure Great
For four years he worked on his father's farm, then his craving for adventure was stimulated by stories of the gold strikes in California and he ran away to seek his fortunes. Already he had participated in an Indian war, receiving an arrow wound in the neck. He made his way to Siskiyou County and spent two years in the mines near Yreka. There he was adopted by a tribe of Indians and married the daughter of the chief. Shortly afterward the woman was killed by settlers in a punitive expedition against raiding redskins, and Miller returned to his parents in Oregon. He entered Columbia College, a denominational school, near Eugene, which afterward became the State University. He studied law, but before beginning practice he began to edit the Eugene Democratic Register. This paper was suppressed by the authorities, so Miller set up a law office at Canyon City. At this time he had begun to write verse, contributing to various magazines, notably The Golden Era, a San Francisco publication. This magazine also printed poems by Miss Minnie Myrtle, who lived at Port Orford, a small village on the Oregon coast. Domestic Life Unhappy
The two young poets were mutually attracted by the other's work and they met and were married at Port Orford. Mr. Miller was elected Judge of Grant countym serving four years. Three children were born to the couple, a daughter, Maud, and two sons, who disappeared early in life and whose names were erased from the family records. Miller's constant thirst for adventure led him in 1866 to Mexico, where he joined Walker's fillbusters and was arrested. He obtained a pardon, however, and returned to his family in Oregon. In 1896 Miller published his first volume of poems entitled "Joaquin, et al." Soon afterward he was divorced and went to Europe. He published poems in London and became immensely popular. Always he dressed in a flannel shirt and knee-high boots, a costume that the English of that day are said to have expected of Americans.
Third Marriage Contracted
Returning to America he resumed newspaper work at Washington as a correspondent for numerous papers. While there he took a third wife, Miss Abby Leland, daughter of a Chicago hotelkeeper. One child was born, Juanita.
The poet returned to California in 1887, purchasing near Oakland a tract that he called Leona Heights. This picturesque ranch, high up in the Piedmont Hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara Valley, became the Mecca of poets and admirers from many lands.
Miller also was a playwright. The most successful of his dramatic works was "The Danites." Late in life he added to his large collection of verse three poems that achieved great popularity. These were "Columbus," "The Missouri" and "The Passing of Tennyson."

'Feb 18, 1913

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Miller, Lottie Pearl (Willard)

Mrs. Lottie Pearl Miller, widow of the late A.G. Miller who passed away a few years ago, died a a local hospital last Sunday, her trouble being ane that an operation some years ago failed to cure.
Funeral services were conducted at Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries at 2 o'clock on Tuesday, C. Adrian Sias officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Born Lottie Pearl Willard, Sept. 23, 1887, she is the last descendant in a direct line of the pioneer Willard family, and who bore that name. She was just one day past 52 years of age at her passing. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Willard.
She is survived by five children all of whom reside here except Mrs. Merle Swan of Longview, Wash. The others are Mrs. Lois Arnold, James Willard and Elizabeth Miller. Four grandchildren also survive her.

Sep. 28, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Milner, Helen Geneva

Died, at Marshfield, Oregon, Dec. 24, 1898, Helen Geneva Milner, aged 11 months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Milner. The funeral took place on Sunday, and services were conducted at the family residence by rev. R.C. Lee.

Dec 27, 1898

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Miltenberger, Mrs. Sophia

Mrs. Sophia Miltenberger died at Myrtle Point January 27, 1897, age 67 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was born in Germany and settled with friends in Jersey City, N.J. Soon after reaching America she married Clemens Knight and they moved to Goshen, Indiana. In September 1861, he enlisted in the army and died of typhoid fever 8 months later. There were four children, 2 died in infancy. On October 15, 1864, she was married to John Miltenberger and in 1875 they removed from Indiana to Josephine county, Oregon where they resided 11 years and from there they came to Myrtle Point. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survived by 2 daughters, one in Indiana and one in Montana, and a sister in Germany. Buried in Myrtle Point cemetery. [No record of burial at cemetery]

9 Jan. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Moon, Noah W.

Dead of the Northwest
N.W. Moon, Coos County Pioneer
Coquille, OR, Oct. 7 -- N.W. Moon, pioneer of Coos County, who died recently, was born at Morgantown, Pa., April 25, 1813, being 94 years old at death. He went to Kansas when a young man and enlisted in the Union Army. There he also met and married Miss Nancy L. Flinn, in 1863. After the war was over he moved to California, where he remained until 1875, when he came to Coos County and settled on a farm at Fairview. He was a member of General Lyle Post, G.A.R., and has been a lifelong Oddfellow. He was a father of ten sons and one daughter. The daughter and four sons with thier mother survive him. He leaves to his aged wife property valued at about $25,000.

'Oct 8, 1907

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Arlene Poole Cox

Moore, Andrew
A. F. Moore, formerly an engineer at North Bend, died in the Coos county hospital on the 14th, of paralysis, aged about 60 years.
Saturday, May 27, 1882
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Moore, Joseph Bradford

LAKESIDE MAN DIES IN MISHAP
One man was killed and three persons injured Sunday evening in a two-car collision on Highway 101 at North Bay Drive according to the Coos County Sheriff's office. Joseph Bradford Moore, 55, Lakeside, the driver of one of the vehicles collapsed at the scene, according to reports. An autopsy was being performed this morning. Injured in the collision were Moore's wife, Irma, 49, reported in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Bay area Hospital this morning. The driver of the second car, Dr. William P. Kean, 57, Coos Bay, and his wife, Billie Dean, 52, both were reported in stable condition at the hospital this morning. Police said the two cars collided as Kean was driving southbound and turning left onto North Bay Drive and Moore was driving north on Highway 101.

'Monday, October 16, 1978

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Arlene Poole Cox

Moore, Joseph Bradford

REEDSPORT -- Services for Joseph B. Moore, 55, a resident of Lakeside, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at Unger Funeral Home with Jack Smith of the Harbor Light Baptist Church of Winchester Bay officiating. Interment will follow at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Mr. Moore was born June 15, 1923 in Powers and died October 15 in North Bend. He was a logger and fisherman and had lived in the area all of his life. Survivors include his wife, Erma Jean of Lakeside; two sons, Dan of Lakeside and Charles of Winchester Bay; two daughters, Mary Burget of Scottsburg, and Ruth Flowers of Eugene; three sisters, May Blanford of Portland, Ida Small of Compton, California, and June Van Vaulkenberg of Crawfordsville, Ore; four brothers, Grover V. of Eugene, Charles D. of Sacramento, John of Crawfordsville, and Vernon of Winchester Bay and several grandchildren.

'Tuesday, October 17, 1978

[Unknown]

Arlene Poole Cox

Moore, Joseph Bradford

Joseph Bradford Moore, 55, Lakeside, the driver of one of the vehicles collapsed at the scene, according to reports. An autopsy was being performed this morning. Injured in the collision were Moore's wife, Irma, 49, reported in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Bay area Hospital this morning. The driver of the second car, Dr. William P. Kean, 57, Coos Bay, and his wife, Billie Dean, 52, both were reported in stable condition at the hospital this morning. Police said the two cars collided as Kean was driving southbound and turning left onto North Bay Drive and Moore was driving north on Highway 101.

[Unknown]

[Unknown]

Robyn Greenlund

Morehouse, T.N.

MAN KILLED IN STAGE WRECK
ROSEBURG, Ore.,Oct.- 27.— T. N. Moorehouse [sic], a traveling salesman representing the Northwestern manufacturing of company of Chicago, was killed Saturday by the Wreck of the Roseburg Myrtle Point stage on Moore's hill. Three other persons were hurt. While no particulars of the accident are obtainable, it is presumed that the wreck was no different from four previous mishaps on this hill in each of which control was lost on the steep grade and the vehicle dashed over a steep embankment:

Oct 28 1907

The San Francisco Call

Robyn Greenlund

Morras, Hulda A.

Bandon -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda A. Morras, 85, Bandon, who died Sept. 11 in Mast Hospital, Myrtle Point, will be held Monday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of the Schroeder Brothers Mortuary, Bandon. Interment will be in the old Masonic [sic; IOOF] Cemetery, Coquille. A Seventh-day Adventist minister will officiate. Mrs. Morras was born in Coquille and had lived in this area all her life. She had been ill a long time. She is survived by one son, Leo L. Morras, Bandon.

Sat. Sept. 11, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Morris, David William

Jacob Morris has commenced suit in the Superior Court against M. Jasper McDonald and others to recover $20,000 damages for the death of his son, David William Morris. The boy was employed by the defendants in their coal mines at Henryville, Coos Bay, Oregon. He was killed by an explosion of gas, caused by the failure, it is alleged, of the defendants to properly ventilate the mine.

Nov 5 1886

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Moser, Frederick

FREDERICK MOSER - died at Knife-Pinkston hospital in Coquille Sunday. Born in Bern, Switzerland June 19, 1869 and came to the United States in 1893. He resided in California for a short time and then came to Oregon locating first on the South Fork and moved to Gravel Ford in 1896 where he has since resided. He was married to Ida Segisman Nov. 16, 1891; she died in 1917. To them were born 4 children: Clara Jeffrey and Frank both of Bandon; Anna Christensen of Gaylord; Ernest with the Presbyterian Missions in West Africa. Also 4 brothers and 3 sisters in Switzerland. Member of the United Brethren church and Knights of Pythias. Buried in Gravel Ford cemetery beside his wife.

Dec. 19, 1929

Myrtle Point Herald

Dorothy Taylor

Mullen, Mrs. J.R.

Coos Bay Mother Killed in Shooting
COOS BAY – (AP) – A mother of three children was killed and the father wounded Saturday night in a farmhouse shooting. State police reported 15-year-old Charlotte Mullen appeared at a neighbor’s house early Sunday to report the shooting. The body of the woman was found sprawled on the kitchen floor. J. R. Mullen, 40, was lying wounded on a bed. Mullen was reported in serious condition at the Coquille Hospital. Police said the information from the daughter indicated Mullen shot his wife and then wounded himself.

Monday, February 13, 1950

Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Jim Dezotell

Murphy, Patrick

Steamer Abandoned— Loss of Life.
Empire City, [Ore.] March 19th.— The following is the statement of survivors of the steamer Beda, which left the Columbia river on Sunday, the 14th inst.:
The wind was southwest, and the bar rough ; commenced taking water Sunday afternoon, the bilge pumps kept her free until Monday morning, when it was found that the water was gaining. All hands were then called to the pumps. At 2 p.m. the water put out the fires, and the Captain ordered the boats ready to leave the ship. Left the ship at 3 p.m. in two boats— six in the Captain's and seven in the mate's boat. The mate's boat landed on the beach five miles above Umpqua on the 18th, with only two survivors— Louis Lancet, a seaman, and John Thurlow, a fireman. A boy named Jamie [James Thompson] and second engineer [Patrick] Murphy died in the boat. The first mate and two sailors were drowned in landing.
Thurlow and Lancet walked to the mouth of the Umpqua, and were brought to Coos Bay on the tug Fearless to-day. The Beda was abandoned forty miles west of Cape Perpetua. She had a load of railroad iron and a deck-load of lumber. The Captains boat has not been heard from.

Mar 20, 1886

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund


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Neal, Mrs. Perry [Jaunita Belle Hatcher]

Fairview News--The valley was greatly saddened last week by the death of Mrs. Perry Neal. She passed away at the age of 49 years, 4 months and 28 days, at the Sucred Heart Hospital in Eugene last Tuesday. The funeral services were held at the Schroeder chapel last Friday morning at 11 o'clock. It was a Christian Science church service conducted by Mrs. Bertha J. Smith. Interment was in the Dora cemetery. Pallbearers were J. H. Benham, Charlie Holverstott, Ray Norris, Grant Wilcox, Ivyl Frye and Walter Norris.

Jan. 4 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Neal, Rowena (Prewett)

Pioneer Dies, Aged 78
Mrs. Rowena Neal Had 40 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren
Myrtle Point, Or., May 8 (Special) -- Mrs. Rowena [(Prewett)] Neal died at the home of her son, Darius Neal, on the South Fork last week, aged 78 years. The funeral was held at Roland Prairie, the services being conducted by Rev. Thomas Barklow, of the Brethren Church of this city. Mrs. Neal was a pioneer resident of this section, having come to Coos County with her husband in the Fall of 1874. She was born in Indiana in 1832 and crossed the plains in 1947, when she was 15 years of age. In November, 1874, the family located in the Coquille Valley and made this their home. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Neal, of whom four are living: John Neal, of Roland Prairie, William and Darius Neal, of Myrtle Point and Mrs. Barbara Barnett, of Prosper. All of the surviving children were with her during her last hours. Besides the sons and daughters, she is survived by 40 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

'May 9, 1910

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Neese, David

Services are pending at the Campbell-Watkins Funeral Home for David Simon Neese, 55, Empire, who died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Neese was born in Casey, Ill. He was an employee of Cape Arago Lumber Company. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Doris Neese and one son, David Neese, Empire, and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Sanford, Casper, Wyo.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Nelson, Capt.

Life Savers Drowned
Coquille City, Ore., April 13 - While the life saving crew at Bandon was practicing yesterday afternoon the boat capsized and Captain Nelson and three of the crew were drowned.

April 14, 1892

Idaho Daily Statesman

Robyn Greenlund

Nelson, Capt.

Capt. Nielson [sic; Nelson], William Green and Edward Summers of the life-saving crew at the mouth of the Coquille river were drowned April 13.

April 25, 1892

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Nelson, Jesmond

Coos Bay -- Miss Jesmond Nelson died at Marshfield last Friday aged 19 years, 4 months and 8 days.

7 Aug. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Neumann, Jesse Dean Estabrook

Born Sept 6, 1983 in Bend, Died Nov. 28, 2001 in Coquille. Survived by his mother, Elizabeth Neumann of Hamilton, Mont.; grandparents, Don and Jean Radford of Coquille and Do Timoney of Veneta [Lane Co., Ore.]; brothers Josiah Estabrook of Coquille and Joseph Cook of Hamilton, uncle Bill Radford of Coquille, numerous other uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Myrtle Grove Funeral Service. [summarized]

4 Dec. 2001

The World (Coos Bay, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Newlander, Jan
March 10, 1937 – Nov. 18, 2013

A memorial service for Jan Fay Newlander, 76, of North Bend will be held at 1p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., in Coos Bay, with Chaplain John Sheese, of South Coast Hospice, presiding. A private interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay.

Jan was born March 10, 1937, in Park Rapids, Minn., to William and Cora Boyer. She passed away peacefully Nov., 18, 2013, with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jan graduated in 1959 from Concordia College in Moorehead, Minn., with a Bachelor of Science  in education. She had a successful career as an educator finishing her career at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

In 1959 she married Ronald A. Newlander and had 54 wonderful years of marriage.

Jan was part of the community in many ways. She served as the board president of Bay Area Enterprises, friends of RSVP and many other community service organizations. She loved her community.

Jan had many hobbies which involved gardening, cooking, camping, traveling and reading. Jan loved spending time with her family and friends. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Jan is survived by her husband, Ron of North Bend; son, Marty Newlander of Eugene; daughters, Cherie Newlander of Portland, Beth Newlander of Portland, and Dawn and husband, Scott Roberts of North Bend; grandchildren, Ben Roberts of North Bend and Mary Fay Roberts of Forest Grove; sister, Bette and husband, Vic Olson of Roseburg; brothers, Charles and wife, Karen Boyer of Frazee Minn., Rick and wife, Peggy Boyer of Solway, Minn., Gary and wife, Lori Boyer of Marlon, Ind.; along with numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Nicholls, Henry E.

Nicholls, Mr. Henry E., [died] at Coos County, Oregon, United States of America, March 16.

May 2, 1878

The Pall Mall Gazette(London, England), Thursday, May 2, 1878; Issue 4117

Robyn Greenlund

Nicolai, Roy E.

Funeral of Prominent Lumberman Will Be Held Tomorrow
Roy E. Nicolai, prominent in the lumber industry of the Pacific Coast for a dozen years, died Tuesday, January 7, at Coquille, Or., following ten days illness from influenza. For the past two yers he has been associated with the Sitka Spruce Production Company, of Coquille.
Mr. Nicolai was born in Portland and was 33 years of age. Widely popular in the business and social worlds, he has hosts of friends in this city and throughout the entire Northwest.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nicolai, of this city; by two brothers, Harry T. and Corporal Arthur F. Nicolai, of Portland, and by one sister, Mrs. E.C. Duncan of San Francisco.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow from Finley & Son's chapel with definite announcement to be made today. Corporal Arthur F. Nicolai is expected to arrive tonight from Newport News, where he has been in training.

'Jan. 9, 1919

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Niswander, E. T.
Ship Body Home- The body of E.T. Niswander, the Coquille man who died suddenly last week will be shipped to his old home at Circleville, Kas. Mr. Niswander was a veteran of the Philippine war and had been in poor health since his discharge. The Marshfield Aerie of Eagles yesterday had special services over Niswander who was a member of the Order.
August 24, 1908
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)
Robyn Greenlund

Norris, Charles

Deaths at County Farm
Lorenzo D. Cole, 87 years of age, died at the county farm on Monday from pneumonia. He has lived in the county for the past twelve years and has been at the farm six years. He has a son, will Cole, who lives on Haynes Inlet.
Another death occurred there last Friday when an Italian, Peilagrino Guigetti, died of heart disease.
Chas. Norris, another of the very old inmates at the county infirmary, passed away there yesterday, death being due to heart trouble. He was 84 years of age and had been a resident on Coos Bay for 50 years. He had been at the farm for four years.
So far as known he leaves no relatives except a nephew at Marshfield.
interment was in the county's burial plot at the farm.

Jan. 2, 1925

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Robyn Greenlund

Norris, Charles

Charles Norris, who died at the county farm New Year's day, was one of the pioneer fishermen of Coos River. Norris resided at Marshfield for about 45 years and was 83 years old at the time of his death. Norris at one time owned a 160-acre ranch on Tenmile but lost this through litigation, leaving him penniless in the last few years of his life. He was born in Denmark but came to American in early youth as a sailor. Coos Bay News

Jan. 9, 1925

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Robyn Greenlund

Norris, Thomas

Thomas Norris, born in Georgetown, MD on September 9, 1818, died Dec. 16, 1895 aged 77 years, 3 months, 7 days from lingering effects of la grippe. Moved to Portland, MD with mother & 3 sisters where he served a 4 year apprenticeship. Moved to Westport, MO where he married Mary E. Boone on 1 Oct 1844. They had nine children, of whom six are still living: George W.; Mary C.; Lucy A.; Louisa; John C.L. & Thomas C. Thomas crossed the plains in 1846, settling in the northern Willamette valley until 1862 when he moved to Douglas county. In 1868 he moved his family to Coos County and settled near Fairview

Dec. 21, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Northrup, Nelson

Nelson Northrup, who died at Portland about ten days ago, was for many years a citizen of Coos county and the original owner of the Eastport coal mine, in which he sank a fortune before it could be made to pay. In later years, he was quite successful in the hardware business at Portland and leaves his family in confortable circumstances.

Jul 8-15, 1874

Coos Bay Times, Empire City

Robyn Greenlund

Nosler, A. L.

James Richmond has been named as administrator of the $1800 estate left by A.L. Nosler who died here May 14.

Aug. 14, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.3

Robyn Greenlund

Nosler, Anna R. [Hatcher]

Anna R. Hatcher was born in Livingston county, Missouri, July 10, 1851; she died at Coquille, Oregon Monday, February 23, 1925, aged 73 years, 7 months, 13 days. She came to Coos county and married Amos L. Nosler, and Empire, June 17, 1874, and to this union three sons and one daughter were born. Mr. Nosler was a business man of Coquille and for many years constable. She leaves two sons, Claude H., of Myrtle Point, and Fred of Coquille, and one daughter, Mrs. Maud Wilson, of Coquille; nine grandchildren and three great- grand-children. Funeral services were held at the Coquille Christian Church, Wednesday, February 25, 1925, Rev. Turner MacDonald, of Myrtle Point, officiating.

Feb. 26, 1925

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Nosler, J.H.

Our townsman, Bird E. Nosler, Friday received the sad news of the death of his father, J.H. Nosler, at his home in Coquille, Oregon, on the 4th of this month. The deceased had been a resident of Coquille since the year 1870. He was elected county judge of Coos county in 1874, was re-elected in 1878 and held office for eight years, and was an honored citizen of his state.

May 11, 1907

Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, California, Saturday

Robyn Greenlund

Nowlin, Florence (Piper)

Services for Florence Winifred Nowlin, 105, Coos Bay, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Coos Bay Chapel. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Nowlin was born June 18, 1880, at North Bend, and died April 2 [1985] at North Bend. She was the daughter of pioneer parents, William and Ada Piper, who moved to "Old Town" North Bend from Gardiner approximately 106 years ago, where her father worked as a sawyer in the Old Town Sawmill. They then moved to Coos River when Mrs. Nowlin was 4 years old and resided there until 1945 when she and her husband moved to Coos Bay. Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Smith of Coose Bay; two grandchilren, eight great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1951. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Apr. 2, 1985

[Submitted Obituary]

Robin Sayre

Nye, William

WILLIAM NYE SUCCUMBS AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS
Death of Prominent Lumberman Caused by Sudden Attack of Heart Disease
William Nye, a lumberman, who, with his brother, was engaged in the management of the Coquille Mercantile Company, died at the residence of J. W. Cameron at 402 Central Avenue yesterday morning. His death was sudden and was due to heart trouble.
Nye was 46 years of age and a prominent Mason. He was unmarried and his nearest relative is his brother, who is at present in Oregon. Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until the brother arrives.
For many years Nye was connected with the Paris Cloak and Suit House In this city.

Mar 16, 1907

The San Francisco Call

Robyn Greenlund

Nykard, Matt
Murder
A man named M. Nykard, who had been working in the logging camp of Mr. J. Wikman, on South Slough, left the camp last Friday in a skiff, saying he was going to Marshfield, and would return to camp on Sunday.  On his way to Marshfield he called at Empire where he remained till about 9 o’clock in the evening.  On Monday last the body was found a short distance north of Empire city, on the beach, and upon examination several bullet holes and a cut from a sharp instrument were found upon it, indicating that he had been foully dealt with.  We understand a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the supposed murderer.
Saturday, April 23, 1881
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Nyman, Herman

Died of His Wound.
Hermann Nyman died at the Lane Hospital last Monday from the effect of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted in Libbey, Oregon, in the middle of last September. Coroner Hawkins held an inquest yesterday on the body after it had been embalmed by the undertaker. John Gustafson, a nephew of the deceased, testified that he was cleaning a rusty gun with tin: muzzle pointed toward his uncle when the weapon was discharged, the bullet passing through the body of the deceased. Mr. Nyman was brought to this city for medical treatment, but succumbed to the wound.

December 21, 1898, Page 8

The San Francisco Call

Cricket Soules

Nyman, Herman

The funeral of Herman Nyman, who died lately in San Francisco, took place at Marshfield on Sunday. The young man had many friends in this community, and there were numerous expressions of regret at his untimely demise. Services were conducted at the Swedish Lutheran church, Rev. Eabjorn officiating. The funeral took place under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., of which he was a member. [Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery listing shows he died of a gunshot]

Dec 27, 1898

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

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O'Connor, Richard F.

State Officer Shot to Death at Bandon
Served Warrant for Misdemeanor
Bandon, Ore. (AP) -- A state patrolman was shot to death Tuesday night as he sought to serve a traffic violation warrant. Before he died he gravely wounded his assailant.
The dead patrolman was Richard F. O'Connor, 32, of Coquille, father of three young sons.
Before he died, he fired a .38 caliber bullet into the head of Ralp [sic] Pyarr, 25, a Bandon millworker. Pyatt was taken first to Myrtle Point hospital, but later arrangements were made to fly him to Portland late Wednesday for emergency brain surgery.
Pyatt was charged at Coquille with first degree murder.
O'Connor was shot when he went to the motel cabin of Pyatt with a warrent directing Pyatt to come into court on a charge of driving withour an operator's license.
Expecting no trouble, he went alone.
Fusilade of Shots
Instead, after he got inside, he was met with a fusilade of shots from a .22 caliber pistol. Four of the bullets struck him in the chest.
O'Connor dropped the warrant and his flashlight on the cabin flooe, where they later were found, then fell or staggered outside and around the corner of the cabin. From there he fired a shot that felled Pyatt.
Neighbors heard the shots and phone for Sheriff Charles Strawn and the state police, then went out and found O'Connor dead beside the cabin.
Strawn and State Police Sgts. H.C. Snider and Walter Hershey responded and, at first thought Pyatt had barricaded himself inside, because the door would no yield.
Force Door
The forced it, though, and found that Pyatt in falling had rolled against the door. His pistol was empty and under him was a rifle.
He was taken to a Myrtle Point Hospital. Myrtle Point Police Chief W.t. Tankersley said Pyatt,, divorced from his wife in St. Louis, Mo., had come to this area about a year ago. Two brothers, one at Empire and one at Arago route, Myrtle Point, are the only known immediate relatives known here.
Tankersley said that so far as known Pyatt had no brushes with the law in the past.

'May 9, 1956

Register Guard, Eugene

Robyn Greenlund

Offield, John Laughlin

John Laughlin Offield was born in Kentucky, August 11, 1824: died at Ellensburg, Wash., April 13, 1902; aged 77 years, 8 months and 2 days. He lost his right leg above the knee when about nine years old and has walked on crutches all his life.
He moved with his father's family, when young, to Newton county, Missouri; crossed the plains with ox teams in 1850 and located in Clackamas county, Oregon. In December, 1862, he was married to Amanda J. Evance, who survives him. In the year 1865 he moved with his wife and infant son (W. H. Offield), to Coos county, Oregon, and settled near what is now Bandon on the Coquille river, where he resided until the summer of 1886, when he removed to Klamath county, Oregon, and three years later returned to the Willamette valley and located near Eugene. In the year 1897 he and his family located in Sherman county, Oregon, near Grass Valley. Last November he came to Ellensburg, where he resided until his death.
He leaves a wife and six sons and one daughter, who mourn their loss. He was a loving husband and kind father. He became a Christian in early life and was a consistent member of the Baptist church. He died in the triumph of a living faith.

Apr. 5, 1902

The Ellensburg Dawn, Ellensburg, Wa

Robyn Greenlund

Olson, Betty Jane

Death Notice: 57, of Powers died June 8, 2006 in Powers.

10 Jun. 2006

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Olson, Helene
Mrs. Helene Olson died at her home at Empire last Tuesday night, after an illness of only a few hours. She was a native of Norway, 73 years old, and came here 11 years ago. She is survived by several children and grandchildren. The funeral was not held until Friday, awaiting the return from Portland of her son, Capt. Peter Olson, of the gas schooner Rostier.
August 3, 1915
The Coos Bay News (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Padgett, Ted
Ted Scott Padgett

Ted pass away May 26, 2012 of meso, he loved the outdoors, and everyone he met.  There wasn't a day go by where Ted wasn't helping someone out.  Ted has live all his life in Coos County, he married Jeannie St. George Nov. 12, as it will be our 33 anniversary this Nov 12th.  Ted love, camping, fishing, hunting, and his whole family so much, we all will miss u Teddy, love  your wife for ever <3
May, 2012
Unknown
Jeannie Padgett
Padgett, Ted Death Notices

Ted Scott Padgett -- 64, of North Bend, passed away May 26, 2012, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending with Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.
May 30, 2012
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Page, William

William Page Dies
Succumbs to Cancer; Funeral to Be Tomorrow
William Page, an old resident of the Fort Klamath country, and until a year ago engaged in mercantile business in Chiloquin, died last night at the American hotel. Death was due to cancer.
Mr. Page and his wife had just returned from a trip to springs in California in a vain effort to check the disease. His wife was with him at the end.
Page was 64 years of age, and is survived by some grown children, in addition to his widow. He was a member of the Myrtle Point Masonic Lodge.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Whitlock Undertaking parlor. The services will be in charge of Klamath Lodge No. 77, A.F. & A.M.

Apr. 25, 1914

The Evening Herald, Klamath Falls, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Parke, Dr. W.S.

Dr. W. S. Parke Succumbs
Dr. W. S. Parke, a former Coquille chiropractor, who has been located on the Tipperary flats near Bandon for the past year or two, passed away from a sudden heart attack last Friday evening at his home. Funeral services were held in the Legion hall at Bandon Sunday afternoon. With Mrs. Parke, who survives him, Dr. Parke moved to Coquille after the Bandon fire in 1936 after practicing his profession there for eight years. He is also survived by his daughter, Babette, and by two sisters.

Jul 4, 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Parker, George H.

First Fatality.
The first life to be sacrificed a-wheel [sic] in this county was recorded Monday morning, when George H. Parker, a machinist at the Smith mill, died at the Mercy Hospital from injuries received from a fall from his motor cycle on South Broadway. At a late hour Parker mounted his machine and started for his home in Bunker Hill. Some one found him several hours later near the scene of the accident. All indications point to the conculsion that he ran into a wood pile and that he must have been traveling at a high rate of speed.
Deceased was a native of Nova Scotia, and 28 years of age. He leaves a brother, Jack, and sister, Catherine B., in these ports [sic].

22 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Paull, Mrs.

DIED at home of her daughter, Mrs. Paull at Fishtrap.

20 Nov. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Pennock, Mary

Anna M. Rooney was last Friday appointed administratrix of the estate of Mary Pennock, who died in this county July 1, 1916, leaving an estate of $4,000. [incomplete]

Feb. 13, 1925

Coquille Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Pershbaker, Charles M.

Charles M. Pershbaker, State Senator from Douglas, Coos and Curry counties, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the house of J.E. Strong, in this city. He came here quite ill at the beginning of the session, attended the Senate for a few minutes at a time on the first two or three days, since when he has been confined to his room constantly, and most of the time to his bed. From the first he expressed the confident conviction that he should die in a few days. His disease, as developed by post mortem examination, was of a most complicated character – enough to baffle medical skill and to render treatment hopeless. Mr. Pershbaker was born in Germany – in what State I cannot discover – in 1832. His father with his family came to the United States in 1836, and settled in Missouri. The deceased emigrated to California in 1852, and thence to Coos Bay in 1860, since which time he has lived in Coos county – for several years past at Randolph, where he carried on a merchantile business and where he owned an interest in a valuable gold mine. There are two brothers residing at Marshfield on Coos Bay – Adam, younger, and John, older than the subject of this sketch. Charles was elected in 1868 as State Senator to represent Douglas, Coos and Curry counties. His term would have expired June, 1872. In all his official relations he sustained a character for the purest integrity, and his private life was unimpeachable. No one knew him but to respect and esteem him.
As a mark of respect both Houses of the Legislature upon the announcement of his death adjourned, having first resolved to attend the funeral during the day, and the flag on the State House has been at half-mast. Informal meetings were held at 2 p.m. in each House for the purpose of making arrangements. The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock a.m. to-morrow at the Congregational Church, Rev. P.S. Knight officiating.

Oct. 7, 1870

Oregonian

Robyn Greenlund

Person, Andrew

Andrew Person was killed by a tree he felled near Coos bay.

Sep. 26, 1891

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Philpott, Rosa [Davy]

Mrs. Rosa Philpott died suddenly with a heart attack at her home near the Randolph school Friday night. She had been in poor health for some time but had attended the Community Club meeting at Mrs. A. Barrows the day before and seemed to be feeling well and in good spirits. Her death came as a shock to the family and to her many friends. She leaves a husband and large family of children, all grown, to mourn her passing.

Jan. 20, 1938

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Piper, Sarah Ada (Clinkenbeard)

Piper - Mrs. Ada Piper, wife of W.B. Piper, passed away [Dec. 28, 1927] after a lingering illness at the family home on North Coos River Wednesday morning Dec 28, 1927, surrounded by her husband and children; W.F. Piper, Clarence D. Piper and Mrs. Florence Nowlin, all of Coos River; and Mrs. Jennie June Webster of Los Angeles, California. She also leaves five grand children; Harry Webster Jr., Merritt Brock Webster, Mrs. Jeannette Smith, all of Los Angeles; Mrs. Evelyn Sullivan and Jack Brock Piper of Coos River; and five great grandchildren. Sarah Ada Clinkinbeard was the eldest daughter of J.L. and Mary Clinkinbeard, early pioneers of Oregon. She was born in Wilbur, Douglas county, Oregon, January 25, 1854. She was graduated from the Umpqua Academy with the class of 1871. On July 7, 1872, she was married to William Brock Piper, leaving immediately for Gardiner, where they resided for seven years, Mr. Piper being in the mill business there. On July 16, 1876, they moved to North Bend, living there until moving to the family home on North Coos River,, where they have lived for more than forty years.

Mrs Piper is also survived by two brothers, Perry E. Clinkinbeard of Newberry, California, James Dillard Clinkinbeard of Marshfield, and five sisters, Mrs. Lola Vanderburg of San Francisco, Calif; Mrs. Susan Woodruff of Roseburg, Ore; Mrs. Levelle Newby, Mrs. Alice McAlexander, both of Roy, Wash., and Mrs. Lucy Woodruff of Roseburg, Ore.

Mrs. Piper was very highly respected and much loved by all who knew her. She was of a kindly and unselfish dispostion, which prompted her to always be thinking of others and of how she could spread cheer and good-will, not alone to her own family and neighbors, but to all those friends of a lifetime. She, being one of the pioneers of Douglas and Coos counties, was favorably known all over this part of the state.

Mrs. Piper was very active in community affairs. She had been a member of the Albert Club, a community betterment club of North Coos River, ever since its organization and had acted as secretary of the club for many years. This office she still held at the time of her death. Her enthusiasm and keen intellect, her kindly manner and thoughtfulness for others made her an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in her family and her community. Her favorite poem follows:

"Sunset and evening star,
and one clear call for me;
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far.
I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar."

Dec. 28, 1927

[Submitted Obituary]

Robin Sayre

Piper, William Brock

The funeral of W. B. Piper was held this morning at 11:00 o'clock from the Campbell Funeral Home with interment at Sunset in the family plot. Dr. D.T. Robertson of the Presbyterian church officiated, while the Masonic Order conducted services at the grave. The funeral of the pioneer was one of the largest attended rites of this year. In the passing of Mr. Piper, whose death occurred Wednesday, Coos river loses one of its highly respected pioneer residents. William B. Piper was born in Guelph Canada, July 18, 1849. Mr. Piper, at 20 years of age left his Canadian home and came to San Francisco. At this place he booked passage on the old sail schooner, "Letitia" and arrived on Coose Bay on Christmas day 1869. Mr. Piper came on the same boat and at the same time as did Continued on page 5 (missing)

Aug.5, 1931

[Submitted Obituary]

Robin Sayre

Piper, William F.

William F. Piper, late resident of Coos River, died this morning [Mar. 30, 1964] in North Bend. He was born April 14, 1873, in Gardiner, and lived most of his life in Coos County. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Piper is survived by a sister, Mrs. James Nowlin; two nieces, Mrs. Henry H. Smith and Mrs. Peggy Faught, both of Coos Bay; two nephews, Jack Piper, Coos Bay, and Merritt Webster, San Anselmo, Calif. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mills Funeral Home, Coos Bay, with burial to follow in the Pioneer Cemetery, Coos Bay.

Mar. 30, 1964

[Submitted Obituary]

Robin Sayre

Place, Margaret
Funeral services for Margaret Helen Place, 81, of Coos bay, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh and Anderson. Pastor Frank Potmesil, of Bay Area Christian Fellowship, will officiate. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay.

She was born June 25, 1920, in Coos Bay, the daughter of Hiram Leonard and Emma (Wallace) Wallace. She died March 18, 2002, in Coos Bay.

Margaret was born and raised in the Coos County area. She graduated from Coos River High School and on Aug. 14, 1964, married Roy V. Place in Reno, Nev. Margaret and Roy were co-owners of the Millicoma Market in Eastside and the R & H Backhoe Service.

Margaret loved gardening, hunting, fishing and most other outdoor recreation. She was an avid pinochle player in her card club. She was an extremely loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Roy V. Place of Coos Bay; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sally Shore of Coos Bay and Terry and Cheryl Shore of Eugene; stepson and his wife, Roy Place Jr. and Joan of Fredricksburg, Md.; stepdaughter, Peggy Ann Robison of Coos Bay; grandson and his wife, Darin and Susan Shore of Eugene; granddaughter, Kristina Shore of Chesapeake, Va.; great-grandson, Tyler Shore of Eugene; stepgrandson, Brian Place of Fredricksburg; and stepgreat-grandchildren, B.J. Wyatt, Dana Wyatt, Jodi Wheeler, Dylan Todd and Hagen Wyatt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lawrence Wallace; and grandson, Cory Shore.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 267-3131.
March 20, 2002
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
FoFG JD
Pley, Francis
Death of an 1835 Pioneer

Francis Pley, who died on North Coos river last Thursday, was an uncle of N. Dufrene, with whom he was residing at the time of his death. Pley was born in Calais, France, in 1811, and immigrated to the United States in 1832. For 20 years thereafter his occupation was that of a whaler, and he entered the bay of San Francisco for the first time in 1835. In 1848-9, during the height of the California gold excitement, Pley was captain of a vessel plying between San Francisco and the Sandwich islands. In 1851 he became a resident of Shoalwater bay, from which place he moved to Jacksonville in 1852. It was Pley who christened Josephile county, in remembrance of "the girl he left behind." In 1855 Pley returned to California, after which he extended his travels through some of the western states. Pley arrived here about a month ago, at which time he was in enjoyment of good health. Subsequently he was attacked wiht inflammation of the stomach, which caused his death.
July 31, 1884
The Coast Mail (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Preston, Infant
Funeral services were held at the Hayes cemetery last Wednesday for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Preston. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
April 17, 1919
Southern Coos County American (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Price, William
COOS BAY - The funeral will be held today, Jan. 30, for William Charles Price of Coos Bay, who died Jan. 28 of a heart attack. The former Eugene resident was 57. Price was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Warren and Lillian Price. He graduated from South Eugene High School. He married Teresa Mulvihill in Eugene on Dec. 6, 1997. Price was passionate about baseball, and he also enjoyed camping and bowling. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a stepdaughter, Joanne Madden of Coos Bay; two sisters, Katherine Gray of London, Ontario, and Margaret Crenshaw of Washington, D.C. Today's service is at 1:30 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.
January 30, 1999
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FoFG

Pursack, Beverly Joan (Engblom)

Service were held earlier this week for Beverly Joan Engblom Pursack, 40, a former Coos Bay resident who died in Richland, Washing., Nov. 22. Services were under the direction of Mueller's Funeral Chapel in Kennewick, Wash. Mrs. Pursack was born oct. 16, 1930 in Coquille. Survivors include her widower, Robert of Kennewick; three daughters, Lori, Kathy and Cindy Sparhawk, all of Pasco, Wash.; a son, Ray Sparhawk of Pasco; two stepsons, John and Dan Pursack, both of Kennewick; mother, June Meade of Myrtle Point; grandmother, Sarah Engblom of North Bend; sisters, Anita Wheaton of Realdo, Calif., Joy Bryant of Myrtle Point; two brothers, Glenn Meade, stationed with the Navy in Virginia and William Engblom of Myrtle Point; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friday Dec. 1, 1978

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund


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Quick, Jonathan

Jonathan Quick was killed by Willie Perrine, age 11, who was staying with others of the family of E.B. Perrine of Roseburg, camping at Bandon. Jonathan Quick, 77, was camping close by. The boy claims he shot him in self defence. [Later paper indicated that he was placed in the custody of his father as he was to young to be punished for his actions.]

6 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Quick, Lon

County Seat [Coquille]: Miss Lon Quick, daughter of Jonathan Quick, died in this city last Saturday after a protracted illness, aged 22 years, 2 months and 28 days. Sister of Mrs. Chas. Leneve of Myrtle Point.

28 Aug. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Quimby, Rev. G.W.

Rev. G.W. Quimby died at Viola, Oregon September 7; buried at Oregon City on the 8th. He was 55 years of age and left a widow and two children. Formerly pastor of M.E. church, Myrtle Point.

18 Sep. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Rackleff, Lawrence

Lawrence Rackleff, buried Monday
Funeral servies for Lawrence Rackleff, 50, manager of the Arago Cooperative Cheese Factory, who was accidentally killed last Thursday when a large pile of slash wood fell on and crushed him, were held at the Schroeder funeral chapel in Myrtle Point Monday afternoon at 1:30. The local Odd Fellows lodge, led by D.D.Nelson, noble grand and J.H. Smith, chaplain, put on their services at the chapel, with Rev. Marion Sterd conducting the legion services at the chapel and at the graveside. Interment was in the Norway cemetery.

Feb. 11, 1943

Myrtle Point Herald, p.1

Robyn Greenlund

Rackleff, Capt. William E.

Early Mill Builder Dies
Death Claims Captain Rackleff at Myrtle Point
Myrtle Point, Or., Oct. 18 -- (Special.) -- Captain William E. Rackleff, who died Thursday, October 14, was born in Portland, Me., March 8, 1816 [sic; 1846]. When but a boy he went to sea with his father and together they sailed around the Horn and their steamer Orlan was the first boat successfully to cross the Umpqua bar. They also were the first to sail over the Coquille River bar. After living a few years in Coos, Captain Rackleff removed to Douglas County, where he build the first saw and grist mills near Scottsburg. In 1866 he married Cordelia E. Ransom and moved to Coos County. In 1871 he built the first steamer on the Coquille. In this little boat, the Mary, he plied between San Francisco for a number of years. He afterwards engaged in the shipbuilding business and among his boats were the Little Annie and Cordelia, both of early fame in the settling of Coos. Later he became interested in the milling business and built the only roller flour mill in the county at Myrtle Point, and later the sawmill still running at this town. He was the father of 11 children. Those living are Edward, Anne Lhenranousky [sic; Lehmanowsky], Charles, Ralph R., George, Ellen Angel, Lyman and Owen Rackleff. His son Edward is ex-County Clerk of Coos County, having served three and one-half years in that position. He was also joint Representative from Coos and Curry Counties in 1907.

'Oct. 19, 1909

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Raine, Capt. A.

Capt. A. Raine, a Coos county pioneer, and a highly respected resident of the bay, died at his home on North Coos river yesterday, aged 80 years, 4 months and 26 days. The funeral will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Marshfield. Services will be conducted at the Catholic church at 2 o'clock p.m.

Dec 27, 1898

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Rankin, Mrs. David

Ship Body Tonight
The body of Mrs. David Rankin, Coos Bay, will be sent tonight from the Mills Funeral home to her former home at Java, S.D. for services and burial. Mrs. Rankin died Sunday night.

Thurs. Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Ransom, William Clark

Funeral of Aged Physician Held
Dr. Ransom was formerly Army surgeon at old Fort Klamath, and was a man with wide experience
Dr. W.E. Ransom of this city, who died last week, and whose funeral was held yesterday, was born at St. Clairesville, Ohio, on December 6, 1828. He died March 9, 1917, at the age of 88 years, three months and three days.
He was a student at the medical college in Indianapolis, and later a traveler, student and physician. In 1953 he practiced in California, and from 1861 to 1862 was acting surgeon at old Fort Klamath. In 1862 he became and army surgeon, and served in the rebellion to the end of the war.
He was prominent in the organization of the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Jacksonville after the war. On October 16, 1865 he opened an office at Hartford City, Indiana, where he remained fifteen years. He later moved to Michigan and after a few years came back to Oregon.
After this he spent two and a half years in Alaska and a few years in Chili, South America, where he had charge as physician of the king and queen. He practiced in Panama, in the cannibal islands of the South Pacific Ocean, Washington and Portland, coming here for his health six years ago.
He is survived by his wife, who resided here with him, three daughters, Mrs. Nannie Giles of Myrtle Point; Mrs. Marietta Haines, Elkton; Mrs. Cordia Rickleff [sic; Cordelia Rackleff], Myrtle Point; one son, Dr. Ransom of Bloomingdale, Mich.
A quiet funeral service was held at his home in the Mills Addition. Among other floral offerings, a beautiful bouquet was sent to the home by the Klamath County Medical Association.

Mar. 12, 1917

The Evening Herald, Klamath Falls, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Ray, Henry Calvin

Services will be announce from the Campbell Watkins Funeral Home for Henry Calvin Ray, 78, of Empire who died Sunday in Keizer Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ray was born in Lone Rock, Ore. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War, having served in the Philippines with Second Oregon Company B. He is survived by a son, Leslie Ray, Empire, and a brother, Walter Ray, Portland.

Monday, Sept. 13, 1954, p.2

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Reed, John

Letters of administration on a very old estate were asked for yesterday by petition files in the office of the county clerk. Mrs. Margaret Reed claims to be the heir of her son's estate, which consists of 17.25 acres of land in North Myrtle Point precinct, said to be worth about $100. The son, John Reed, died in 1883, when 15 years of age. In some way this property has been overlooked during the past 16 years. Another feature of the case is that the mother, who is now 55 years of age, has children, as named in the petition, whose ages are 38, 35, 33, 29, 27 and 22.

July 16, 1899

Salt Lake Herald, Salt Lake, UT

Robyn Greenlund

Reeves, Richard J.

Order to Show Cause, for Richard J. Reeves, insane. Listed next of kin as John S. Reeves, Nellie Bell, Annie Germode, children.

6 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Reierson, S.C.

Reierson Shoot Self While in His Bed
S. C. Reierson, a barber employed at the Thompson shop, committed suicide by shooting himself in the right temple Wednesday night about 9:30, in his room on the second floor of The Sentinel building. Mrs. J. L. Thompson, who also rooms in the building, heard the pistol shot fired and thinking that perhaps an accident had befallen the young man, called to him and then hastened to his apartments only to find the door locked, she possessed a key to the lock, but in her excitement was unable to gain admittance. Mrs. Thompson then started for assistance, screaming as she went. Mr. Strain, also employed at the Thompson shop, was the first man she encountered, and together they returned to the building and the room, others following closely. The body of Reierson was found in bed with a bullet hole in the right temple, and life extinct. The young man, whose age was twenty-four, had undressed himself and retired to his bed before committing the rash act, the cause for which is attributed to despondency. The body was removed to the undertaking parlors. Mrs. Thompson, in an interview with The Sentinel yesterday; stated that she could not believe Reierson had killed himself intentionally, yet the circumstances surrounding the killing indicate that such was the case. The left hand bore powder stains, showing that both hands had been occupied in holding the weapon. The previous evening Reierson had the pistol in hand, and Mrs. Thompson heard it click through the partition, but thought nothing strange of it. Consequently when she heard the report Wednesday night she naturally supposed that an accidental discharge had occurred. Reierson had lived in the Thompson family for about eighteen months, and of late had frequently complained of a severe pain in the head. At dinner Wednesday evening he remarked that he guessed he was in for another bad headache. Mrs. Thompson attributes the cause of suicide to this affliction, and not to the use of intoxicants as some are inclined to believe. During his residence in Coquille the deceased was as one of the Thompson family. He was well liked, trustworthy, always a gentleman, and the untimely ending of his life is a blow to them. Reierson came here from Eugene, where he has a brother who will arrive in Coquilie today.—Coquilie Sentinel.

Jul 2, 1913

Lake Benton Valley News, Lincoln Co., Minnesota

Robyn Greenlund

Ricker, Timothy

Aug-Sept. 1875 – was the coroner at the time of his death?

 

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Robbins, David
March 7, 1967 - Nov. 15, 2013

At his request, no services will be held for David Shea Robbins, 46, of North Bend. Cremation rites were held at Ocean View Crematory in Coos Bay.

David was born March 7, 1967, in Coos Bay, the son of Wally and Karen (Shea) Robbins. He died Nov. 15, 2013, in North Bend.

David graduated from North Bend High School in 1985 and graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1989 with his degree as a petroleum engineer. He enjoyed his work and his family.

David is survived by his son, Michael Robbins of San Diego, Calif.; father, Wally Robbins and brother, Dan Robbins both of North Bend; mother, Karen Mahaffey of Sutherlin; sister, Holly Stout of Sutherlin; and two nieces, Kristin Stout of Eugene and Jessica Stout of Sutherlin.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Robbins, Sara
Mrs. Sara Helen Robbins, 73, died July 29 at her home in Broadbent, Or.  She had been ill with heart trouble only a short time.  Funeral services were held at Myrtle Point Wednesday, with interment in the Coquille Masonic cemetery.
 
Mrs. Robbins was born August 20, 1861, at Norridhewock, Me.  In that city she married L. E. Robbins on March 29, 1881, and soon after moved to Coos county, Or., which remained the family residence.  Seven children survive – Mrs. Florence M. Sale, Astoria; Mrs. Helen Graham of Broadbent, and Mrs. Dollie R. Smith of Coquille; and Elton G. Harold, Ivan S., and Truman Robbins, all of Broadbent.
Sunday, August 4, 1935
The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robertson, (boy)

Three Drown
Marshfield, Ore., Feb. 2 -- Three boys named Robertson, Snook [sic; Shook], and Brumbaugh in Myrtle Point Rapids were drowned falling out of the boat and the others trying to rescue him all going down.

Feb 2, 1914

The Tacoma Times, Tacoma, WA

Robyn Greenlund

Robertson, Charles

The man in the life saving service who keeps watch over the stretch of ocean beach just north of Coos Bay, OR picked up the trunk of a body on the beach it a few days ago. As both the upper and lower extremities had been eaten off there were left no means of identification. It is generally believed to be the body of Charles Robertson who was drowned near Marshfield last July at the time of the wreck of the ill fated steamer Emily.

Dec 12, 1893

Salt Lake Daily Tribune Newspaper

Robyn Greenlund

Rodgers, Jack

Jack Rodgers, who was reported to have committed suicide at Roseburg, is now declared to have been murdered. Some think he knew to much about timber land frauds, having been a cruizer for a long time.

Jan. 20, 1905

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Rodne, Sheryl Ann

Jan. 23, 1951, Hillsboro, OR > Feb. 19, 2008, Portland (obituary)

'Apr 9 2008

Curry Coastal Pilot

[index only]

Rogers, Maggie

The Coos Record says: On Monday of last week little Maggie, daughter of A. C. Rogers, of Empire was missed by her mother, and search being made, her body was found partly in the water under the wharf near Lobree's store. Efforts were made to restore her to life, but in vain. She was a beautiful child, a little less than two years of age, and a favorite with all.

May 17, 1876

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Rollins, Frank

Former Coos Man Smothers in Well
A former Coos Bay man, Frank Rollins, 51, smothered to death Wednesday while digging a well in Alamogordo, N.M. Rollins and five other men were overcome by fumes from a gasoline engine used to pump seepage from the well. The fumes were fatal only to Rollins. A brother, Roy Eanes, 5090 Barger Drive, left Thursday to attend the funeral. Rollins was born in Coos Bay and lived there and in Tillamook for 35 years before moving to New Mexico. His wife, May and two children, Frankie and Bobbie, survive.

'March 31, 1950

Register Guard, Eugene

Jim Dezotell

Rooke, Mrs. Mary Rebecca

Mrs. Rooke Dies
Death Marks End of Long Illness From Cancer
Funeral to be tomorrow from Home of Daughter, Mrs. Andrew Kardell, on North Coos River
Mrs. Mary Rebecca Rooke, died at the home of her daughter Mrs,. Andrew Kardell, on North Coos River, at 11:30 last night after suffering from cancer for the last four years. The funeral will be held tomorrow and interment will be in the Coos River cemetery. The husband of Mrs. Rooke died more than a year ago. The deceased leaves, besides her daughter Mrs. Kardell, Mrs. Frank Pray, Mrs. Luther Judy and Mrs. Will Shook, all of Loon Lake. Another daughter, Mrs. Albine Gustafson, lives at Scottsburg. Two sons, Robert and George Rooke live on farms at Loon Lake. The deceased was born in Douglas county, but had lived here most of her life. The steamer Alert will leave at 7 a.m. Tomorrow for Allegany, leaving that place at 9:30 a.m. With friends coming to the funeral.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1915

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Rose, Guy
Two Wreck Victims Die

Bandon Accident Now Responsible for Five Deaths

Bandon, Or., Nov. 23 (Special) -- Two of the men who were victims of the logging train wreck Monday died as a result of their injuries, and neither of the other two is expected to live. The dead now number five, and are: Chauncey Humphrey, Guy Rose, Morgan Wright, Jim McDowell and Smith. Roll Anderson and Atkins are still alive.

Six miles up the Coquille River from Bandon on an eight-mile stretch of railroad built for the Selley-Anderson logging camp the train was precipitated 100 feet to the bottom of a gulch. The road has just recently been constructed, and only six weeks in operation. The engine was new, but was totally wrecked.

At the time of the accident the train was en route to the wharf, and a number of men were on board the engine. Three of these men were killed outright and four were fatally injured.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 1912
Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Rowan, M.
M. Rowan, a veteran of the Civil War, passed away in this city Sunday. Mr. Rowan had been suffering for some time with Bright's disease and the end was not unexpected.  He was an honorable and upright citizen and highly respected by all who knew him.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and interment made at the G.A.R. cemetery.
May 12, 1914
Bandon Recorder (Bandon, OR)
Lori Meinert

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Sam, Goe
On Wednesday morning last the dead body of a Chinaman was found floating in Coos bay at or near the mouth of Chick’s creek about one mile above Empire City.  An examination showed that he had been killed by some one.  There were three bullet holes in his head, a knife stab in his left breast with penetrated the heart, and his throat was cut severing the jugular vein.  Witnesses at the inquest identified him as on Goe Sam, who had been in the penitentiary, and the investigation, seems to point to the fact that he was killed while asleep in a Chinese shanty above Luse’s mill, blood having been found on furniture and a keg which was found in the room.
Saturday, November 8, 1879
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Genealogy Trails
Sawyer, Hilda
Three Drowned While Bathing

Young Girls Meet Death in the South Coos River at Alleghaney

Heroism Proves Fatal

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Hilda and Margaret Sawyer Lose Lives in Attempting to Rescue Miss Ethel Galbreth, of Prairie City, Or.
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Marshfield, Or., Aug. 4 (Special) -- Three young women were drowned while bathing in South Coos River near Alleghaney this afternoon. Miss Ethel Galbreth, teacher of the Myrtle Bank school, and Miss Hilda and Miss Margaret Sawyer, her younger companions on a Saturday outing, were the victims.

The Sawyer girls lost their lives in a heroic attempt to rescue Miss Galbreth from a watery grave. Alleghaney is 18 miles from this place, and only meager details of the tragedy have been received. It is understood, however, that the three bodies have been recovered.

According to the story told by the messenger who brought the sad news to this place, Miss Galbreth, who could not swim, was paddling about in the river, which is narrow but very deep in places, and suddenly found herself in water over her head. She cried for help, but several men who were standing on the bank and saw her struggles made no effort to save her, not realizing her peril or becoming confused in the emergency.

At this juncture Hilda, the older of the Sawyer girls, who was able to swim a few strokes, dashed into the deep water and went to the drowning woman's rescue. She had no sooner approached Miss Galbreth, however, than the latter laid hold of her, pinioning her arms, and dragged her down in her struggles.  Miss Sawyer in turn called for help, and her sister Margaret, a child of but 13 years, responding, lost her life in a vain endeavor to aid her sister and her friend.

Miss Galbreth's home was at Prairie City, Or., where she has relatives and from which place she came last May to take charge of the Myrtle Bank school, Hilda and ,Margaret Sawyer were daughters of Captain Sawyer, and formerly lived in the Umpqua Valley.
[Note: Ethel's last name was probably Galbraith, as that is the family name in the Prairie City cemetery]
Aug. 5, 1906
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Robyn Greenlund
Sawyer, Margaret
Three Drowned While Bathing

Young Girls Meet Death in the South Coos River at Alleghaney

Heroism Proves Fatal

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Hilda and Margaret Sawyer Lose Lives in Attempting to Rescue Miss Ethel Galbreth, of Prairie City, Or.
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Marshfield, Or., Aug. 4 (Special) -- Three young women were drowned while bathing in South Coos River near Alleghaney this afternoon. Miss Ethel Galbreth, teacher of the Myrtle Bank school, and Miss Hilda and Miss Margaret Sawyer, her younger companions on a Saturday outing, were the victims.

The Sawyer girls lost their lives in a heroic attempt to rescue Miss Galbreth from a watery grave. Alleghaney is 18 miles from this place, and only meager details of the tragedy have been received. It is understood, however, that the three bodies have been recovered.

According to the story told by the messenger who brought the sad news to this place, Miss Galbreth, who could not swim, was paddling about in the river, which is narrow but very deep in places, and suddenly found herself in water over her head. She cried for help, but several men who were standing on the bank and saw her struggles made no effort to save her, not realizing her peril or becoming confused in the emergency.

At this juncture Hilda, the older of the Sawyer girls, who was able to swim a few strokes, dashed into the deep water and went to the drowning woman's rescue. She had no sooner approached Miss Galbreth, however, than the latter laid hold of her, pinioning her arms, and dragged her down in her struggles.  Miss Sawyer in turn called for help, and her sister Margaret, a child of but 13 years, responding, lost her life in a vain endeavor to aid her sister and her friend.

Miss Galbreth's home was at Prairie City, Or., where she has relatives and from which place she came last May to take charge of the Myrtle Bank school, Hilda and ,Margaret Sawyer were daughters of Captain Sawyer, and formerly lived in the Umpqua Valley.
[Note: Ethel's last name was probably Galbraith, as that is the family name in the Prairie City cemetery]
Aug. 5, 1906
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Robyn Greenlund

Schaumburg, Charles A. “Chuck”

June 13, 1938, Orange, N.J > Aug. 23, 2009 (Obituary)

'Aug. 29 2009

Curry Coastal Pilot

[index only]

Schroeder, Elizabeth Maude (DeLong)

Mrs. J. Henry Schroeder, who has been ill with bronchial pneumonia for a couple of weeks, died Thursday morning, January 8, 1925. Elizabeth Maude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac DeLong, was born at Prosper, Oregon, March 15, 1892, being at the time of her death 33 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was married to J. Henry Schroeder, March 15, 1917, and leaves besides her husband an adopted boy and an infant son who was born Saturday, January 3, 1925. The funeral services were held at the Ellignsen chapel in Coquille, on Saturday, January 10, 1925, at 1:20 p.m., Rev. Turner McDonald officiating. Interment was made in the I.O.O. F. Cemetery.

Jan. 15, 1925

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Schroeder, Emily (Perry)

Marshfield, Or., May 10 -- (special) -- The death of Emily Schroeder of Arago, at the age of 77, removes one of Coos counties oldest pioneers and a native of Oregon. Mrs. Schroeder was born at Clatsop Plains in 1845. Her parents were William and Ann Perry. Mrs. Schroeder's father began his pilgrimage westward from Connecticut in 1836 and landed at Clatsop Plains in 1843. He afterwards lived in Douglas county and in 1858 moved to Coos county, on the Coquille river. Mrs. Schroeder had two sisters. The three girls married three brothers in the Coquille valley. Large families were the result, one sister having 12 children and the subject of this sketch, 11, who are: Mrs. Dora Hanly, Lampa Creek; Mrs. Mary Cribbs, Los Angeles; W.H. Schroeder, Coquille; Mrs. Ella Laingnor, Powers; Walter V. Schroeder, Florence; Mrs. Alice Hite, San Bernadino; Clarence Schroeder, Arago, and Henry, of Beaver Slough, Coos county.

May 11, 1922

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Schroeder, Mrs. J.H. [DeLong]

Mrs. J.H. Schroeder is Gone
Mrs. J. Henry Schroeder, of Leneve, died yesterday morning, the cause of her death being double pneumonia. She had been suffering with bronchial pneumonia for a couple of weeks, and after their baby boy was born last Saturday, the trouble took the malignant form.
The funeral services will be held at the Ellingsen Chapel here tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Bessie DeLong, March 15, 1892, at Prosper, she had lived in this county all of her life, except for a short time when, with her husband, she resided in Shasta Valley, California. For years they resided at Bandon and the first of this year moved to Leneve where they had just purchased the Conlogue & McGraw store.
She was married to J.H. Schroeder March 15, 1917, and the baby last Saturday was their first child, although they had adopted a small boy some time ago.
Her father, Isaac DeLong died at Arago in 1916. Her mother, Mrs. Gus Schroeder, now resides at Arago.

Jan. 9, 1925

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Schroeder, Rachel (Simmons/Symons)

Funeral Tuesday of Aged Resident
Mrs. Rachel Schroeder passed away Sunday, December 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Clinton, at the age of 60.
She was born January 10, 1873, in Myrtle Point, the daughter of Thomas and Susan Rackleff Simmons.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Schroeder Funeral Home with Turner MacDonald officiating. Interment followed in Norway cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Tedsen, Martin Schmidt, Ed Detlefsen, J.H. McCloskey, Bert Gould and A.R. Clinton.
Surviving relatives are: Her husband, Charles Albert Schroeder of Johnson's Mill; four daughters, Mrs. Mabel Clinton of Coquille, Mrs. Marion E. Heartley of Portland, Rosanna Schroeder of Salem and Mrs. Ruth Butts of Beaverton; one son, Eugene, of Portland; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Sowash of Chico, California, and Mrs. Laura Huntley of Goldendale, Washington.

Dec. 28, 1933

Myrthe Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Scroogins, L.A.

L.A. Scroogins died last Tuesday [Dev. 17, 1895] at his residence near Eckley.

Dec. 21, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Scully, Grace
Deaths-

Scully - In Oakland, August 12, 1937, Grace E., beloved sister of Mrs. Josie E. Cox of Oakland, Joseph E., William E., Samuel E., and Gus E. Dietz of Myrtle Point, Oregon, devoted aunt of Oscar F. Kirk of Oakland, Charles Ellsworth Kirk of Geneva, New York, Henry Jackson Cox of Oakland, Colan F., Gilda Marie, Kenneth E., and Lloyd E. Dietz of Myrtle Point, Oregon, great aunt of Duley E. and Rodney E. Kirk of Geneva, New York; a native of Myrtle Point, Oregon.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, August 14, at 2 p.m. at the California Crematory Chapel, 4499 Peidmont Avenue, Oakland. Remains at the Fruitvale Chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper Mortuary until noon Saturday.
Aug. 13, 1937
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA)

Robyn Greenlund

Shepher, L. J.
L.J. ‘Shep’ Shepherd
Dec. 22, 1917 - April 15, 2010

A graveside inurnment service for Lorraine L.J. “Shep” Jess Shepherd 92, of Coos Bay will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road, Coos Bay in the garden of Evergreen. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory in Coos Bay.

Shep was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Stayton, the son of Jess Martin and Marie (Gooderham) Shepherd. He died April 15, 2010, in Coos Bay.

His family moved to Powers in 1929. He graduated from Powers High School, Class of 1937. He was a U.S. Army veteran and married Alice Ilene Root on Nov. 12, 1939, in Arago. Shep worked as a railroad conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad and retired in the ’80s. They lived for many years on Coos River, where he sponsored the annual Oregon Jazz Band community event at the Allegany School.

Shep is survived by his children, Jon Shepherd of Kalispell, Mont., Bob Shepherd of Portland and David Shepherd of Pendleton; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420 or Friends of Coos County Animal Society, P.O. Box 911, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
April 17, 2010
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
FoFG

Shepperd, Katherine (Smith) (Laird)

Brewster Valley -- Grandma Shepherd passed away at her daugher, Mrs. P.A. Alford's home last Monday morning at the ripe old age of almost 93 years. She had been invalid in bed for the past two years and was patiently waiting for the end to come, so she could be at rest. She leaves to mourn her death, three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Alford, of Sitkum; Mrs. Ansie Anderson, of Merrill, Ore.; Mrs. Eunice McDaniels, of Redding, Calif.; and one son, J.D. Laird, of Sitkum; also a host of grandchildren and great grand children. Mrs. W.H. Bunch, of Dora, made a short talk and she was laid away under many beautiful flowers in the Dora Cemetery.

Nov. 13, 1925

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Sherman, (daughter)

A sad accident occurred on the north fork of the Coos river, week before last, to a child of Mr. Sherman, by which she lost her life. Her clothes accidentally caught fire from the fire place, and before the flames could be extinguished she was so badly burned that she died fourteen hours later.

Jun 19, 1875

Oregonian

Robyn Greenlund

Sherrard, William Hamilton

W.H. Sherrard Passes Away
William Hamilton Sherrard, an Oregon pioneer, also a pioneer of Coos county, passed away Thursday morning at his home in this city, after a long and tedious illness. Having suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago, from which he lost his sight, his sufferings have been exceedingly tedious, however, he was very patient and composed.
The deceased was born at Zanesville, Ohio, May 10, 1829, and was 76 years, 7 months and 14 days old at the time of his death.
Mr. Sherrard and his life companion [Sarah Jane Denning] were members of a company who crossed the plains in 1953, and endured all the hardships and dangers of that long and tiresome journey, and were married the next year after their arrival in Oregon at a point near where Eugene now stands. While on the way and at a point 15 miles on this side of Fort Boise, their train left the old road leading into California and undertook to follow a new trail coming direct to this state. They were to have been met at Fort Boise by pilots who were to bring them through, but their late arrival discouraged the parties and deserted their post and left the train to make their way the best they could. At one time they were lost among some lakes for a period of two weeks in deep snow and a terrible storm and their sufferings were intense, and for a time it looked as though death stared the entire company in the face, however, after long suffering and hard work they reached the Willamette valley where they settled and made a home.
In 1881 Mr. and Mrs. Sherrard moved to California where they lived until 1892 when they moved back to Coos county and have lived here since. To this union were born ten children, six of whom are living, as follow: Mrs. J.R. Beard, Lincoln Sherrard, Redlands, Cal., Mrs. Col. John Lane, Julietta, Idaho. Mesdames Kerr and Lane, of Coquille, and Martin D. Sherrard of Oxnard, Cal.
The deceased took part in two Indian outbreaks and had done his part in fubdoing [sic; subdoing] the wild man as well as the forest, etc.
The deceased was one of God's noblemen who leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his sad demise, and who sincerely sympathize with his wife and children in their sad afflictions.

Card of Thanks

The undersigned wish by this means to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy during the late illness, death and burial of our departed husband and father.
Mrs. W.H. Sherrard, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Lane

Dec. 20, 1905

Coquille Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Shook, [Morgan]

Three Drown
Marshfield, Ore., Feb. 2 -- Three boys named Robertson, Snook [sic; Shook], and Brumbaugh in Myrtle Point Rapids were drowned falling out of the boat and the others trying to rescue him all going down.

Feb 2, 1914

The Tacoma Times, Tacoma, WA

Robyn Greenlund

Short, J.O.

The remains of J. Owen Short, a trusted and valued employe[sic] of the Market Street Railway System, who succumbed at the Southern Pacific Hospital from a shock resulting from a serious operation, were shipped to Coos Bay yesterday on the steamer Arcata, where, the funeral will be held to-day. Deceased was 37 [sic] years of age and a member of Empire Lodge of the Odd Fellows, at Empire City. He leaves a widowed mother, two sisters and three brothers in Oregon, and a brother who is now with his regiment in Manila.

Aug. 20, 1899

San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 81

Andie Jensen

Simpson, John C.

John C. Simpson, senior member of the firm of Simpson Bros., Coquille Bay [sic; Coos Bay], was drowned on Coquille bar. His body had not been recovered at last reports.

 

Eugene Register, Eugene, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Sims, Gentry

Gentry Sims, who came here from Roseburg a week ago, and went to work in the Cunningham logging camp Monday morning, was instantly killed there yesterday morning. A large fir tree was being felled and it broke a vine maple, which hit Sims, breaking his neck. He was 28 years of age, a native of Canada and a veteran of the World War. He leaves a wife and a ten-month old child to mourn his untimely death.

May 23, 1924

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Skinner, Floyd

POWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MENPOWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MEN
Marshfield, Ore., June 25-A premature dynamite explosion killed four men blasting stumps near Rock Creek late today. The dead are: Charles Christian, 32; Russell Yoakum, 25; Floyd Skinner, 30, and Ralph Thomas, 34. All reside near Myrtle Point, Ore.

26 Jun. 1929

The Helena Independent, Helena Montana

Shauna Williams

Smith, C. E.
Two Wreck Victims Die

Bandon Accident Now Responsible for Five Deaths

Bandon, Or., Nov. 23 (Special) -- Two of the men who were victims of the logging train wreck Monday died as a result of their injuries, and neither of the other two is expected to live. The dead now number five, and are: Chauncey Humphrey, Guy Rose, Morgan Wright, Jim McDowell and Smith. Roll Anderson and Atkins are still alive.

Six miles up the Coquille River from Bandon on an eight-mile stretch of railroad built for the Selley-Anderson logging camp the train was precipitated 100 feet to the bottom of a gulch. The road has just recently been constructed, and only six weeks in operation. The engine was new, but was totally wrecked.

At the time of the accident the train was en route to the wharf, and a number of men were on board the engine. Three of these men were killed outright and four were fatally injured.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 1912
Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Small, D.W.

(Obituary available from the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, Coos Bay, OR)

Jan. 4 1915

Coos Bay News

Robyn Greenlund

Smith, Hobart M.

Hobart Smith Myrtle Point -- Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Schroeder Mortuary for Hobart M. Smith, 57, Broadbent lumberman, who died Sept. 10 following a heart attack at his home in Broadbent. The Rev. Walter Neff, pastor of the Coquille Christian Church, will officiate and interment will be in the Norway cemetery. Mr. Smith was born in Franklin County, Ill. He came to Oregon 31 years ago and had resided in Broadbent since that time. He and his brother were partners in the Smith Lumber Company. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nettie O'Dell Smith, whom he married in Louisiana in 1918; daughters, Mrs. MarjorieLundin, Broadbent, and Mrs. Marie Penrod, Oakridge; son, Hobart M. Smith Jr., U.S. Air Force, Sacramento, Calif; brothers, Arza Smith, Broadbent, and Burl Smith, Oak Grove, La.; mother, Mrs. Martha Smith, Oak Grove, La.; and two sisters.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Smith, Infant of M/M William Smith

DIED -- On North Fork, February 8, 1896, a little child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, about 1 year, 6 months old of bronchial pneumonia.

15 Feb. 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Smith, Jincy Ann

COQUILLE -- Jincy Ann Smith, 76, died Friday in Coquille. She was born Dec. 22, 1897 in Bear Creek, Ore., and lived most of her life in Coos County. Her husband, Leslie Justin Smith, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Leslie J. Smith and Robert L. Smith, both of Coos Bay; a daughter, Betty Boyd of Grants Pass; two brothers, George Cox and Henry Cox, both of Bandon; a sister, Etta Calvin of Sheridan; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Coquille Chapel of Coos Mortuaries with the Rev. Malcolm Turkington of the Charleston community Church officiating. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Crescent City, Calif., at 4 p.m. that same day.

'May 1974

[Unknown]

Arlene Poole Cox

Smith, W.B.

W. B. Smith, who was sixty-four years old. passed away suddenly at his home here [Myrtle Point] Monday night. Mr. Smith has been a resident here for several years. He leaves several children, Ann. Eda. Willy, William, Harold, and Harley, to mourn their loss.

Jun. 30, 1938

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Sperry, Judge E.D.

Judge E.D. Sperry Dies
Dean of Coos County Bar Ranked as Most Popular Resident
Marshfield, Or., March 13 (Special) -- Judge E.D. Sperry, of Coquille, oldest member of the Coos County Bar Association, died today after and illness of a year.
Judge Sperry was among the best liked residents of the county, Bohemian, literary and generous. He was a man of rare attainment and intellect and a great studen of the older schools of English literature. He had been a resident of Coos county for 14 years. Born in Ohio 76 years ago, he represented at one time many large corporations in his home territory. After going to Alaska 20 years ago, he settled at Lakeview, Or. and spent six years in that city.
He will be buried with Masonic honors at Coquille tomorrow.

'Mar 14, 1917

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Stafford, Lida
Marshfield, Or., May 4 (Special) - Mrs. Lida M. Stafford, wife of D.Y. Stafford and a well-known resident of Marshfield for the last 13 years, died at her home here today after a long illness. The body will be taken to Decatur, Ill., for burial, that being Mrs. Stafford's former home.

Salem, Or., May 4 (Special) -- Rev. John Burdett, aged 89 years, and for more than a quarter of a century a resident of Marion county, died today at his home near Chemawa. He is survived by his widow and one son. Funeral services will be held here tomorrow.
May 5, 1920
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Stannard, Mrs. J.R.

Late Legislator's Wife Did Not Hear of Husband's Death
State Capital, Salem, Jan. 22 (Special) -- Word was brought to Salem tonight that Mrs. J.R. Stannard, wife of the late Representative Stannard, of Curry County, succumbed this morning from pneumonia, following influenza. Representative Stannard died last week at Bandon, while en route to Salem to attend the session. Mrs. Stannard died at the family home in Gold Beach without learning of her husband's death. They leave four small children.

'Jan. 23, 1919

Oregonian, Portland

Robyn Greenlund

Stauff, Mrs. William

DIED -- At North Bend March 20, 1897, Mrs. Wm. Stauff, aged 24 years, 11 months, 19 days. Funeral at Marshfield on Monday.

27 Mar. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Stemmler, Dr. Milton O.

Myrtle Point Doctor Dies:
North Bend, Ore., Dec. 14 -- (Special) -- Dr. M.O. Stemmler, 45, a practicing physician of Myrtle Point, died at Mercy Hospital today from typhoid fever. Dr. Stemmler was a member of the Coos County Medical Society and had lived at Myrtle Point for 14 years. He is survived by a widow and four children, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held Saturday at Myrtle Point. It will be in charge of the Masonic fraternity.

Dec. 14, 1916

Oregonian

Robyn Greenlund

Stemmler, Dr. Milton O.

Myrtle Point Doctor Dies: North Bend, Ore., Dec. 14 -- (Special) -- Dr. M.O. Stemmler, 45, a practicing physician of Myrtle Point, died at Mercy Hospital today from typhoid fever. Dr. Stemmler was a member of the Coos County Medical Society and had lived at Myrtle Point for 14 years. He is survived by a widow and four children, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held Saturday at Myrtle Point. It will be in charge of the Masonic fraternity.

'Dec. 15, 1916

Oregonian, Portland

Robyn Greenlund

Sterling, W. S.
Veteran Traveling Man Dies

W.S. Sterling, a veteran traveling salesman who lived many years in Portland, died at the home of his son, E. B. Sterling, at Los Angeles, Saturday night. The body probably will be brought here for burial. F. N. Kollock, general agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad, received advice yesterday of his death. Mr. Sterling was about 59 years old and, besides his widow and his son in California, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Detweiler [sic: Detwiler], and a son, Gordon Sterling, both of Myrtle Point. He was well known through the Northwest, as he had traveled over the territory extensively. His last employment was with W. J. Van Schuyver & Co.
January 14, 1913
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, Or)

Robyn Greenlund

Stevens, Uriah

Uriah Stevens, an uncle of Mrs. John Whobrey, passed away at his home near Coquille October 6 [1918], aged 86 years. The body was brot [sic] to the Whittington cemetery by Fred Nosler for burial. Short funeral services were conducted by Elder E.J. Michael at the cemetery.

Oct. 17, 1918

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Steward, (infant son)

Died. Near Iowa slough, August 11th, infant son of S. T. Steward.

Aug. 19, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Stone, Daryl L.

Stone -- Daryl L. Stone -- 60 years of age died at Myrtle Point, Oregon, July 5, 1986. He was born April 2, 1926 at Worthington, Minnesota. He was raised and lived in Eugene from 1936 until 1964, moving to Paramont, California where he lived for 20 years, moving to Myrtle Point 2 years ago. He and Marjorie Sinaga were married March 6, 1952 at Reno, Nevada. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II service with the cavalry. Surviving is his wife, Marjorie, Myrtle Point, his children, Robert Stone, San Diego, California, Diana LaCost, Winston, Oregon, Mara Lynn King, Myrtle Point, Oregon, John Stone and Jim Webster of Springfield. He was preceeded in death by a son, Terry Stone in 1979. He is also survived by his mother and step-father, Lela and Randy Bennett of Springfield, Oregon; his sisters, Aileen Beebe of Coburg, Oregon, Charlene Brant of Juneau, Alaska. 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, at 2pm at the Norway Cemetery near Myrtle Point. The family has suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society or the South Coast Hospice. Services under the direction of Amling-Schroeder Funeral Service.

'Jul 8, 1986

Register Guard, Eugene

Robyn Greenlund

Storey, Luke J.

DIED at his home on the North Fork, of cancer, Luke J. Storey, August 17, 1897, aged 64 years. Came to Coos country from Spokane a little more than a year ago. Member of Latter Day Saints; leaves a wife and son.

21 Aug. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Stover, James H.

W.O. Campbell, of Marshfield, was last Friday appointed administrator of the $500 estate left by James H. Stover, who died Feb. 4. The appraisers are Ray Jaufman, William Baker an Nell Nutter.

Apr 4, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Strand, Charles
On the morning of February 22d, at Marshfield, Charles Strand was shot and killed by Peter Poos.  Both men were quarreling over a game of cards, when Strand raised a club to strike Poos, who drew his revolver and fired, the ball entering Strand’s breast, causing death in a short time.  Poos was discharged, as the shooting was held to be in self-defense.
Saturday, March 10, 1883
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
FoFG

Strong, Mrs. Ettie (Belieu)

Mrs. Ettie Strong, wife of L.M. Strong, a son of L. Strong, of this city, died at her home about 2 miles south of Bandon, Wednesday morning, of pneumonia, after and illiness of but a few days duration, aged 32 years, 4 months and 12 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss, in addition to her husband and a large number of relatives, five children, ranging from one year to fourteen years of age, and a wide circle of friends and acquantenaces.
The remains were brot [sic] here for interment and the funeral took place this afternoon, interment being at the Norway cemetery. Rev. Dr. Anderson of the Presbyterian Church officiated.
The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their hour of affliction, her sudden taking off rendering the blow all the harder to bear.

Oct. 24, 1918

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Sturdivant, John Melvin

Veteran Passes At 88
John Strudivant Had Lived in Coos County 49 Years
Marshfield, Or., July 8 (Special) -- John Sturdivant, who died at his Myrtle Point home, had lived in Coos county for 49 years and was 88 years old. He was born in North Carolina and fought during the civil war with confederate troops. He came to Coos county in 1873 and became a rancher, homesteading in the neighborhood of Myrtle Point. He leaves a widow and seven children: Mrs. Mary Shove, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Alfred Schroeder, Coquille, Or.; Mrs.George Snyder, Empire, Or.; Mrs. Dan Keating, Marshfield, Or.; and George A., Thomas and Robert Sturdivant of Myrtle Point. John Sturdivant was the last surviving charter member of Myrtle Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, of his home city, and was buried with Masonic rites.

'Jul 9, 1922

Oregonian, Portland

 

Summers, Edward

Capt. Nielson [sic; Nelson], William Green and Edward Summers of the life-saving crew at the mouth of the Coquille river were drowned April 13.

April 25, 1892

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Sutton, John

John Sutton, son of Hon. Walter Sutton, died at the home of his parents Friday morning, Nov. 18, 1904. He was born Feb. 3, 1886. He was a young man of great firmness, of keen perceptions, and singularly gifted in many ways. He had the respect and confidence of all who knew him, and he prized their good opinion, nothing giving him greater comfort during his last illness than visits and cheering words of his many friends – Port Orford Tribune

Dec. 2, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Swift, George

Carl Bushnell, received word of the death of his uncle, George Swift of Ten-mile, who passed away Feb. 10, and would have been 90 years old in April of this year.

Feb. 18, 1943

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund


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Tallman, Gail David

Tallman - Gail David Tallman of Rt. 4, Box 102, died May 5, 1952 at the age of 44 years. He was born Aug. 30, 1907 in Wisconsin and has lived in this community for the past 26 years. He is survived by his wife, Viola Tallman, and the following children: Mrs. Rosetta Meyers of Newport, Mrs. Donna Nelson of Coos Bay, Carylene and Vicky Mae Freeman of Coquille, Ore., also 1 sister in Medford, Ore. Funeral services will be conducted in Simon-Lounsbury Mortuary Thursday, May 8, 1952, at 2:20 p.m. Rev. Wesley Graves will officiate and interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

'May 7, 1952

Register Guard, Eugene

Robyn Greenlund

Tapman, Walter

Walter Tapman, a young man who lives at North Bend, was drowned Friday night in the bay through falling off the small gasoline launch Owl. Tapman started home on the launch between 9 and 10 o'clock. He was standing at the bow when she left the dock, but when she went out in the middle of the bay he started to go back in the stern. While walking alongside of the cabin his foot slipped and he fell overboard.

Dec. 12, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Tatman, Walter

Body of Walter Tatman [sic] who was lately drowned by falling off the launch Owl, on Coos abY, was recovered last week.

Dec. 23, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Taylor, Garrett Cortland

Garrett Cortland Taylor passed away Friday evening at R.V. Leep Memorial hospital in Bandon following an illness of three weeks. Burial was at the Bandon cemetery. Taylor had lived in Bandon and vicinity for 40 years. He and a brother W.H. Taylor made their home on the Bates road since the fire of 1936. Taylor, who was never married was self-employed. Deceased was born at Myrtle Creek in 1871. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Rena Jergenson, The Dalles; Mrs. Emma Wickersham, Seattle and two brothers W.H., Bandon, James Edward, Fresno, Calif.

'Oct 2, 1947

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Taylor, Martha J.

Mrs. Martha J. Taylor aged 79 died at the home of Floyd Cox in Bandon on Wednesday, June 13th after an illness of 11 months. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Taylor was born in Missouri but had lived in Bandon the past fifteen years making her home with her son, W.H. Taylor. Seven children survive her: Mrs. A.J. Counts, Mrs. Rena Jurgensen, G.C. Taylor and W.H. Taylor, all of Bandon; Mrs. Emma Wickersham of Seattle, J.E. Taylor of Powers, and J.C. Taylor of Klamath Falls. Interment will be made in the Bandon cemetery.

'Thurs, June 14, 1923

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Taylor, William Henry “Wid”

Funeral services were held at the Schroeder Brothers Mortuary in Bandon Tuesday morning for William Henry "Wid" Taylor, 91, who passed away Saturday at Beak Memorial Hospital. Interment was in the Bandon cemetery. The deceased was born November 11, 1862 in Washington Co., Oregon, and lived in the Bandon area for the past 75 years. For many years he was employed as a laborer for Coos Co., City of Bandon, cranberry bog owners, and others, and during the past year or more he had made his home with his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haga at Newlake Dairy. Surviving are two sistsers, Mrs. Emma Wickersham of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Rena Jorgensen of Klamath Falls; one brother, James E. Taylor, Fresno, California, and a number of nieces and nephews.

' May 7, 1954

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Tedsen, Mrs. Christina

Word has been received that Mrs. Christina Tedsen, of Bellwarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, had passed away. Mrs. Tedsen was the mother of Mrs. E. L. Clausen, of Broadbent, Mrs. Herman Detlefsen, of Myrtle Point, and Herman Tedsen, of Norway.

Jan. 20, 1938

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Teter, Mrs. Margaret

County Hospital Nurse Killed in Oregon Crash
An auto accident in Coos Bay, Oregon, July 18, proved fatal for Mrs. Margaret Teter, 52, a nurse at El Dorado County Hospital, who with her husband, Carl W. Teter, was enroute to a vacation in the Northwest. Mrs. Teter, who resides in Jackson, was a registered nurse employed at the county hospital since early spring. She was a native of Kansas.

Jul 30, 1953

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Thomas, James M.

Jim Thomas Buried Monday
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in North Bend on Monday for Jas. M. Thomas, who was at one time game warden in this county, before those duties were performed by the state police. Mr. Thomas died suddenly at his home at Barview last Saturday.

Dec. 21, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Thomas, Ralph

POWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MENPOWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MEN
Marshfield, Ore., June 25-A premature dynamite explosion killed four men blasting stumps near Rock Creek late today. The dead are: Charles Christian, 32; Russell Yoakum, 25; Floyd Skinner, 30, and Ralph Thomas, 34. All reside near Myrtle Point, Ore.

26 Jun. 1929

The Helena Independent, Helena Montana

Shauna Williams

Thomas, W. H.
W.H. Thomas, a resident of Coos county for over 30 years, died at his home in Coquille on Friday, after a lingering illness, aged 73 years. He was born at Stephens, New Brunswick, and came to Coos Bay from Humboldt Co., Cal., in the '80's. He was engaged in logging here for a number of years. -- He leaves three children, a son and two daughters by his first marriage, but no children by his second wife who survives him.
Aug. 3, 1915
Coos Bay News (Marshfield, Coos County, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Thrush, Mrs. Lillian

Bandon -- Services will be held in the First Baptist Church of Bandon, Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m.for Mrs. Lillian Thrush, 79, wh died at her home in Bandon, Sept. 10, after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Maurice Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Mrs. Thrush was born in Canada. She came to the United States with her parents when she was a small child and had lived in the Bandon community since 1906. She is survived by her husband, Frank Thrush, Bandon, and a number of nieces and nephews in Portland, Eugene, San Francisco and Bellingham, Wash. Arrangements were made through the Schroeder Brothers Mortuary.

Sat. Sept. 11, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Thrush, Mrs. Lillian

Bandon -- Services for Mrs. Lillian Thrush, 79, Bandon, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Schroeder Brothers Mortuary. The Rev. Maurice Miller will officiat and interment will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Toy, D.R.

Passed to the Beyond
D.R. Toy, a Prominent Citizen Died Tuesday
D.R. Toy, a prominent business man, and resident of this place for the past eight years, died, Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock, after a long illness. He had been in poor health for many years and death was due to compliations of diseases.
He was born in Algiers, Louisiana, in 1860 and was therefore 44 years of age at the time of his death. He followed the printres trade the most of his life and set his first type at seven. hen he was fifteen he enlisted in the US Navy as an apprentice boy and was honorably discharged after three years of service. After his discharge from the navy he resumed his former occupation as a printer in New Orleans. He traveled through the middle states and finally drifted west to Portland, Ore. in 1882 or 1883. While there in 1883 he met and married Miss Miriam Sherwood and they were married on March 5, 1884 in Hillsboro. He was add man on the Northwest News when that paper was the leading paper of Portland. Before leaving Portland he also worked on the Morning Oregonian and in Palmer & Roys type foundry. In 1886 the family moved to Tacoma Washington. They lived on Puget Sound for five year he working at his trade at Tacoma and Seattle. During that time he worked on the Tacoma Ledger at the time that paper sent George Francis Train on his record breaking trip around the world. He also published and printed Train's Around World Educator. While in the navy he contracted bronchitis which disease gradually gained on him and he was obliged to leave Puget Sound in quest of health. During the last 19 months of their stay in Tacoma Mr. and Mrs. Toy had the sad misfortune to lose all their children, five in number. After that they drifted east, Mr. Toy between his attacks of sickness, working his trade. The following is a lost of some of the leading papers he worked on: The Colorado Sun, Denver Republican, St. Louis Globe Democrat, Pittsburg Dispatch, Ohio State Journal , Pittsburg Press. Ten years ago the came to Coos county and soon afterwards moved to Myrtle Point where they have since resided, conducting a confectionary business. Five years ago he was appointed telephone agent, which position he held until his health entirely failed him. He has been a great sufferer for a number of years and was very patient. A wife, two brothers and two sisters survive him. In the death of Mr. Toy the community has suffered a genuine loss. He was a good citizen whose influence was always for the best and as a business man his honesty, enterprise and liberal spirit won for him a name which will not be forgotten. Every public enterprise and every needy cause, received his hearty support. Honored and respected by all his death has caused a general grief.
It was Mr. Toy's request that the burial be under the auspices of the printers and this request was complied with as far as possible. The funeral services were conducted in the Christian church by Rev. Brownrigg, and a short biography of the life of the deceased was read by D.F. Dean. The flower laden casket, the large attendance, and the sympathy manifest, was a touching testimony of the high esteem and deep affection with which he was regarded by all of his friends and acquaintances. The remains were laid to rest in the Myrtle Point cemetery.

Dec. 23, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Train, Jean
Nov. 3, 1928 - Jan. 29, 2007

A memorial service for Jean Alice Train, 78, of Coos Bay, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., with Chaplain John Sheese, of South Coast Hospice, officiating. Cremation will be at Ocean View Memory Gardens, with inurnment at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road, in Coos Bay.

Jean was born Nov. 3, 1928, in North Bend, the daughter of Paul and Lillian (Howe) Huckleberry. She died Jan. 29, 2007, in Coos Bay.

A lifetime resident of the Bay Area, Jean married Archie Train on Nov. 29, 1946, in Coquille. She was a homemaker and enjoyed camping, fishing, bingo and pinochle and had a great love of animals.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Train of Coos Bay; son, Bruce Train and wife, Jeannie, of North Bend; daughter, Paula Wolf and husband, David, of Springfield; brother, Chuck Huckleberry and wife, Sandy, of North Bend; grandson, Kyle Train and wife, Jessica, of Coos Bay; and one great-grandchild on the way.

The family suggests memorial contributions to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420; or Coos County Animal Control, 600 S. Port Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 267-3131.
February 01, 2007
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Train, Oliver

Drowned in Elk Creek
Oliver Train, 19-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Train, was drowned in Elk Creek, near Dora, on the north fork of the Coquille river Wednesday, about noon. He was working with other log drivers during the freshet getting logs to the main river when the accident occurred.
From what we can gather he was riding a log in the swift waters of the creek when the log he was on either hit the bank of the creek or another log and bumped him off into the swift water.
Oliver had been working in the William Olsen logging camp since last fall, helping place the logs in the creek until sufficient water came so they could be driven out. The body has not been recovered this morning, but searching parties are still out looking for it.
Mr. and Mrs. Train have the sympathies of the whole community in their bereavement. This is the second son they have lost by drowning -- Southern Coos County American

Jan. 16, 1925

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Train, Oliver

Oliver Train was born at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, January 14, 1905, and met death by accident while logging in a logging camp on the North Fork of the Coquille River, January 14, 1925. Working away on a log for some unknown reason he fell off, slipping into the water under the log, and was drowned. The body was not found for about 10 days. Oliver's parents came to Myrtle Point when he was but an infant and he has grown up here. He was an industrious young man and will be missed by his many friends. He leaves his parents, two brothers, three sisters, four half-brothers and one half-sister. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents in Myrtle Point, Oregon, January 24, 1925, and interment was made in the Myrtle Point cemetery, Rev. H.M. Branham officiating.

19 Jan. 1925

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Trewella, Mathew

Ritualistic services by B.P.O.E. 1160 will be held at 1:30pm Wednesday in the chapel of the Mills (Hills) Mortuary for Mathew Trewella, 64, late resident of Coos Bay, who died Sunday in McAuley hospital. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

Dec 13, 1958

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Trewella, Mrs. James

Mrs. Jas. Trewella, who has been undergoing treatment at the Mercy Hospital, died on Thursday last. The funeral took place at Marshfield on Saturday, and services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Sep 3, 1907

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

True, Milburn Logan

In this town, December the 4th, Milburn Logan, infant son of C.S. And Mary A. True.

Dec. 16, 1884

Coquille City Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Tucker, G.E.

Death of G.E. Tucker
G.E. Tucker, father of H.A. Tucker of this city, died at the home of his son, last evening. Mr. Tucker was sixty years of age, and has been visiting at the home of his son since last November, his home being at Wardner, Idaho. Mrs. G.E. Tucker and H.A. Tucker will leave with the body Friday for Wardner, where burial will take place.

May 4, 1916

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Tucker, J.

J. Tucker, a gambler, was shot and fatally wounded by his mistress at Marshfield. Tucker attempted to choke the woman, when she shot him in the abdomen.

Nov. 20, 1897

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Tulk, Forest

DIED -- At the home of L.S. Coon on the North Fork, December 23, 1896, Forest Tulk aged 1 year, 4 months.

9 Jan. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Tweed, Alan
NORTH BEND - A memorial service will be June 22 for Alan Tweed of North Bend, who died June 13 of heart failure. He was 43.

Tweed was born July 3, 1958, in Murphy, N.C., to George and Georgia Laney Tweed.

He and his wife, Carole, were married April 27, 1985.

Tweed worked in the timber industry.

His interests included hunting, fishing and family activities. He was a member of the Smith River Grange.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Lakeside; two daughters, Glenda Tweed and Mindy Tweed, both of North Bend; a brother, Dalton of Lakeside; and a sister, Helouise Tweed of Anchorage.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport.
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Unnamed – First mate of schooner California

Rather a sad accident occurred near Gardiner on Thursday the 27th day of May. The mate of the schooner California and one or two young fellows, while sailing on the Umpqua were thrown into the water by the boat capsizing. The two inexperienced seamen managed to reach the shore in safety, one by swimming, the other remained on the boat till he was rescued by an Indian; but the mate who was expert in the water, was drowned before assistance could be rendered.

Jun 9, 1875

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Various

Names of the Oregon settlers who were killed in the 1856 Indian Wars in Curry county, 1856.
Benjamin Wright, Indian Agent, John Poland, Captain of Volunteers; Pat. McCullough, Pat. McCloskey, John Jolles, Henry Lawrence, Barney Castle, Guy C. Holcomb, James Wilkinson, Joseph Wagener, E. W. Howe, J. H. Braun, John Geisel and four children; his wife, and daughter, thirteen years of age, taken captives; Martin Reid, George Read, Lorenzo Warren, Samuel Hedrick, Nelson Seamaus, and a negro, name not known.

Mar. 22, 1856

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Various

A whale boat set out for Rogue river to learn the result of the outbreak [1856 Indian Wars], and keep up a communications. The party consisted of eight persons, viz: H. C. Gerin [sic; Guerin?], merchant, and formerly of New York; John O'Brien, miner; Sylvester Long, farmer; Richard Gray, boatman ; F. McCue, miner; William Thompson, boatman. The boat capsized, and all [the afore mentioned] were drowned.

Mar. 22, 1856

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Vaughn, Elizabeth

Deceased. In Marshfield, Oregon, April 26, 1942, Elizabeth Vaughn, wife of Harvey J. Vaughn, mother of Harvey Vaughn, Jr. of Marshfield, and Raymond Vaughn of Coquille, and two grandchildren; Sister of Metta E. Orelli of Roseville; Anna McDougladd of Pine Grove; Lena G. Buchler of Sacramento; and Nellie M. Schlein of Kelsey to mourn their loss. Deceased was born near Georgetown and was married June 15, 1906 to Harvey J. Vaughn and moved to Marshfield to make their home. Mrs. Lena Buchler, Nellie M. Schlein, and Mr. and Mrs. Hurley attended the funeral of their sister and aunt in Marshfield April 26, 1942.

May 7, 1842

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Venerbal or Venerabal, Unknown

For full account of this story from Aug. 1854, please see Killed by the Indians.

Dec. 12, 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Janet

Volkmar, Dr. J.M.

Word was received Tuesday that Dr. J.M. Volkmar, a brother of A.L. and H.G. Volkmar, of this city, and formerly a resident here, had passed away at Portland, Ore., on Friday, October 18th. He will be remembered by the older residents here. Obituary later as the facts and particulars are not obtainable at this writing.

Oct. 24, 1918

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

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Wagner, Erma

Kills Sweetheart, Then Self After Midnight Dancing
(Marshfield, Org.,) July 5 -- Bert Clinton, 21, shot and killed Erma Wagner, 18, at Myrtle Point after a dance early today, according to a report to local officers, then killed himself. They had been sweethearts, but became estranged.

'July 5, 1921

Olympia Daily Recorder

Robyn Greenlund

Wagner, John L.

John L. Wagner is Dead
Late Coquille Valley Rancher Former Owner of Townsite of Powers
Marshfield, OR. Jan 6. (Special) John L. Wagner, 68, former owner of the townsite on which Powers was built, died recently at his home half a mile from Myrtle Point, after a short illness. Three years ago Mr. wagner and family resided on the fine ranch which was noted as the best in the valley of the South Coquille River.
The ranch was homesteaded by his father, David Wagner, in 1872, and was the family home until the Smith-Powers Logging Company purchased the property at a high valuation, on which to build its city. The city of Powers now has a surrounding population of more than 1500, and a high school building that accommodates about 300 pupils.
The Wagner family was originally from Tennessee, but spent some time in North Carolina before coming to Coos County. Mrs. Wagner and nine of the children survive.

'Jan 7, 1917

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Walker, Thomas

Pioneer Burned to Death
Coquille, Or. -- Dec. 9, Thomas Walker, a pioneer of Empire, Coos County, met his death in the smoke and flames of his own home, where he lived alone. The fire was discovered about 5 A.M., when too late to save him or his home. The cause of the fire is not known, but is supposed to be an overturned lamp. He was 67 or 68 years old, and came here in 1867. He owned property in Marshfield and Empire.

Dec. 10, 1907

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Wallace, Brenda
Memorial services for Brenda Gail (Van Meter) Wallace, 48, of North Bend, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2238 Pony Creek Road, North Bend. Dr. Daniel P. Myers will officiate. Cremation was at Ocean View Crematory in Coos Bay.

She was born April 27, 1952, in Klamath Falls, to Malcolm and Donna (Roper) Van Meter. She died of breast cancer on May 5, 2001, in North Bend.

Brenda was a 1970 graduate of Klamath Union High School and attended Southern Oregon College from 1970 through 1972. She married Gary Wallace in Klamath Falls on Sept. 30, 1972. Brenda and Gary moved to North Bend, where they owned and operated Wallace Archery from 1976 through 1990. She was active in volunteer work in the area grade schools, supporting children's activities. She was a 4-H leader in the '70s and '80s, and started a rocketry club. After her graduation from Linfield College in 1994, she went to work as a Title I teacher in the North Bend and Coos Bay school districts. She was passionate about her reading and mentoring program. According to her family, her dedication to her job and the children she came in contact with, continued strong throughout her battle with breast cancer. She enjoyed sewing, water-skiing and reading.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Gary Wallace of North Bend; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Christina Wallace of Sherwood; sons, Colin and Alan Wallace of North Bend; parents, Malcolm and Donna Van Meter of Klamath Falls; and siblings, Nerine Anderson of Auburn, Calif., Caryl Dotson of Portland and Jody Van Meter of Klamath Falls.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Coos County Unit, P.O. Box 1551, Coos Bay, Ore. 97420; North Bend Community Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1006, North Bend, Ore. 97459; or the Make a Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, Ariz. 85038.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 756-0440.
May 11, 2001
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Wallace, Emma
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Ellen Wallace, 69, of Ross Inlet, who died July 11 in North Bend, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, in the chapel of Mills Funeral Home.  The Rev. James Brown, pastor of Eastside Community Church will officiate, and burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born Feb. 29, 1896 in Wolf Creek, Ore., Mrs. Wallace had resided in this area the past 50 years.

She is survived by her widower, Leonard, Ross Inlet; daughter, Mrs. Helen Place, Eastside; son, Lawrence, Hauser; sister Mrs. Edna McLarrin, Arcata, Calif.; brothers, Walter Wallace, North Bend, and James Wallace, New Plymouth, Idaho; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Wednesday, July 12, 1967
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Wallace, Lawrence
Funeral services for Lawrence Chester Wallace, 67, North Bend, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 27, at North Bend Chapel with Lee Irish officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.  North Bend Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wallace was born July 19, 1918, at Coos Bay, and died June 24, at Coos Bay.  He married Lillian Bradley on Jan. 21, 1942, at Ross Inlet and for 15 years was a millwright for Menasha Pulp and Paper Co. in North Bend.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Wallace, North Bend; son Gary Wallace, North Bend; two daughter, Sandra Berg, North Bend and Susan Jones, Boise Idaho; and five grandchildren.
Wednesday June 25, 1986
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Wallace, Leonard
Funeral services for Leonard Wallace, 84, coos Bay, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mills-Bryan-Sherwood Bay Area Chapel with the Rev. Luke Knowlton of the Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Mr. Wallace was born Oct. 20, 1892 at Lake Chelan, Wash., and died June 15 at North Bend.  A retired farmer and rancher, he had been a resident of Ross Inlet for the past 77 years.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Helen and Roy Place of Ross Inlet, a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Lillian Wallace of Hauser, a sister Zelle Clemans of Coos Bay, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Thursday June 16, 1977
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Wallace, Lillian
Nov. 14, 1922 - Oct. 30, 2002

A funeral service for Lillian Beatrice Wallace, 79, of North Bend, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday at Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary. Craig Jacobson and Linda Brist will officiate.

She was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Toledo, to William Marshall and Mabel Eunice (Wiseman) Bradley. She died Oct. 30, 2002, in North Bend.

In 1939, she moved to Ross Inlet and graduated from Coos River High School, where she met her future husband, Lawrence. On Jan. 21, 1942, they married. The couple lived at Ross Inlet until 1956, when they moved to Hauser. In 1999, Lillian moved to Evergreen Court in North Bend.

In 1963, Mrs. Wallace was one of the first graduates from Southwestern Oregon Community College's nursing program. She worked at Keizer Memorial Hospital and in 1982, retired from Bay Area Hospital. She liked traveling, cooking, working in her garden and going fishing with her husband and friends. She always had a warm welcome in her home for family, friends and ministers of the gospel of her church. She also enjoyed Bible reading and writing letters to her friends and church workers around the globe.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra, and her husband, William Berg, of North Bend; son, Gary Wallace and his wife, Karyle of North Bend; daughter, Susan and her husband, James Jones of Boise, Idaho; brother, Walter Bradley of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Teri and her husband, Quentin Davis of Vancouver, Wash., Bradley Berg and his wife, Carrie of North Bend, Bryan Wallace and his wife, Christina of Sherwood, Colin Wallace of Omaha, Neb., Alan Wallace of Klamath Falls and Crystal and Kelli Jones of Boise; and great-grandchild, Victoria Davis of Vancouver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Wallace, in 1986; sister, Marguerite Valet; brothers, Fenton Bradley, Otis Bradley, Floyd Bradley, Roy Bradley and Cecil Bradley; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Wallace.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5319 S.W. Westgate Drive, Suite 222, Portland, Ore. 97221; the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend, Ore. 97459 or to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, Ore. 97420.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 267-4216.
Saturday, November 02, 2002
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Wallace, Walter
Private family graveside services will be held for Walter (Bun) Wallace, 72, North Bend, at 10 a.m. Tuesday in sunset Memorial Park with the Rev. Malcolm Turkington of Charleston Community Church officiating.

Mr. Wallace was born Sept. 16, 1900, in Wolf Creek, Or., and died Nov. 12 in Coos Bay.  He lived most of his life in the Bay Area, employed by Coos Bay Lumber Co. and Georgia-Pacific Co.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. June Goe, California; sister, Mrs. W. B. (Edna) McLarrin, Arcata, Calif.; niece, Mrs. Roy Place, Eastside; nephew Lawrence Wallace of Hauser; brother-in-law Leonard Wallace, Ross Inlet; and other nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wallace was a member of the IWA Union.

Coos Bay Chapel of Campbell-Watkins Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, November 13, 1972
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Ward, William F.

William Franklin Ward died today at the Clarke hospital where he was operated upon for cancer. He has been ill for some time.
Mr. Ward was born on Catching Creek June 18, 1878, and died Thursday, April 2, 1925 at the age of 46 years, 9 months, 14 days. He has always lived here. He leaves six brothers and seven sisters, his parents and one brother having preceded him to the home beyond.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from the Schroeder chapel and internment will be made in the Myrtle Point cemetery, Rev. Mr. Idso, officiating.

Apr. 2, 1925

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Warner, Alva
Myrtle Point, Or., Aug 29 -- (Special) -- Alva Warner died here Thursday at the Mast hospital while doctors were preparing for an operation to relieve him. He is survived by his father, mother, several sisters and brothers, his widow and 2-year-old son.
August 30, 1925
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Watkins, Mrs. Mary

Died:on Elk Creek, Douglas County, Sept 6, in her 51st year, Mrs. Mary Watkins, wife of Isaac Watkins.

Sep. 11, 1883

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Watson, Mrs.

Mrs. Files and Mrs Watson were drowned in Kitchen Slough, Coos county, by the upsetting of a boat on the 28th ultimo. The boat was in charge of a boy about fifteen years old, wbo succeeded in saving the lives of three or four others who were in at the time.

Sep 13 1872

Sacramento Daily Union

Robyn Greenlund

Webb, Della

Miss Della Webb, aged 27 years, died at her home in Coquille after a long illness of typhoid fever. She was a cousin of Miss Gertrude Miller of Marshfield. Miss Webb's mother, Mrs. Charles Webb, died seven weeks ago.

Sep 16, 1910

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Wethey, Armelia
Grandma Wethey Passes

Yesterday afternoon at 3:45, Mrs. Armelia J., or "Grandma" Wethey, as she was familiarly known to all, passed away peacefully after an extended illness, in which she suffered from a complication of diseases. Her advanced age, 73, years and feeble condition placed her beyond hope of recovery for some time and tho everything was done that could be done to alleviate her sufferings, the grim reaper finally claimed his own and she has passed on to that bourne from whence no traveller returns. Full details are not obtainable at this late hour and the obituary will be published next week. The funeral occurred this afternoon from the Church of the Brethren
April 3, 1919
Southern Coos County American (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Wheeler, W.S.

W.S. Wheeler, Marshfield, Dies
Marshfield, Or., Jan. 7 (Special) – W.S. Wheeler, a pioneer of 1849, of this city, died last night. Mr. Wheeler mined on Rogue River during the Indian wars, and afterwards returned East and married. Returning to the Coast later, he settled on a homestead on Kentuck Inlet, and arm of Coos Bay, and live there for 45 years before retiring. He was 81 years of age and leaves three children, Mrs. B.E. Hampton, of Marshfield; George Wheeler of Marshfield, and Mrs. Stevens, of California, besides a widow, his second wife.

'Jan. 8, 1915

Oregonian, Portland

Robyn Greenlund

Wheeler, Warren
Feb. 8, 1947 - Jan. 28, 2013

Warren Harold Wheeler Jr., 65, of Coos Bay was laid to rest close to his father, Luther Warren Wheeler, in Norway Cemetery outside of Myrtle Point Jan. 29.

Warren was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Scotia, Calif. He died from prostate cancer Jan. 28, 2013.

He served his county proudly during the Vietnam War and Coos County communities through volunteering with several churches and The Salvation Army.

Warren is survived by his mother, Jeanne Alice Gronemyer; his brother, Herb and sister-in-law, Illa Wheeler; his best friend and wife, Darlene; two sons, Tom and Bob; one stepson, Abe; one stepdaughter, Diane; five grandsons; five granddaughters; and many, many friends.

He was known for his love of Jesus, his huge generous spirit and kind heart. We will miss his sense of humor and laughter.

Memorial contributions can be made to Prostate Cancer Research/Roseburg VA Hospital, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97471.

No more sorrow, no more pain, no more mean people...Rest in peace, go with God..
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The World(Coos Bay, OR)
Darlen Wheeler

Whitney, Everett Labon

Everett Labon Whitney
Everett Labon, the 2-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cap Whitney, died at the family home near Eckley on Monday, April 30th. Membraneous croup was the cause of death.
Funeral services were conducted at the family home Tuesday by Elder C.H. Barklow of the Church of the Brethren of this city, and interment took place in the Eckley cemetery.

May 4, 1916

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Whitney, William
Died, at the residence of W.S. Wheeler, on Kentuck Slough, Or., Aug. 26, 1890, William Edward, the infant sone of James M. and Annie Whitney. Douglas county papers please copy.
Aug. 28, 1890
The Coast Mail (Marshfield, OR)
Robyn Greenlund
Whittington, Infant
The four-months-old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Wert Whittington, on the South Fork, died on the 24th, and was buried in the Whittington cemetery on Christmas day, Rev. Thos. Barklow officiating.


December 31, 1907
The Coos Bay times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Whittington, Mrs. Phebe

DIED September 14, 1897, Mrs. Phebe Whittington, aged 74 years, 10 months, 11 days. Leaves five living children. Buried beside her husband in family plot on the old home place.

18 Sep. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Wickland, John (son of)

THREE BOYS DROWNED.
The Little Fellows Were at Play on a Log Boom at Empire City.
Empire City, July 27.— Two sons of Charles Johnson, aged respectively 6 and 7 years, and the son of John Wickland, aged 5 years, while playing upon the Southern Oregon Company's boom of logs at Empire City this evening, slipped and fell between the logs and were drowned before assistance reached them. The bodies of the Johnson boys were recovered, but that of little Wickland has not as yet been found.

Jul 28 1892

San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 58

Andie Jensen

Wilkins, Charles

C. [Charles] Wilkins, an old esteemed citizen of Coquille City, and formerly of this place, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the age of 55 years. He was an old resident of this county and leaves a large family and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Nov. 28, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Williams, Bertha
WILLIAMS – Mrs. Bertha Caroline Williams of Coquille, Oregon died at the Sunset Nursing Home, Eugene September 13, 1961.  Born April 21, 1900 at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Services will be held Saturday, September 16, 1961 at 11 a.m. at the Schroeder Chapel in Coquille.  Interment Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay.  The Reverend William E. Cross of the Baptist Church officiating.  She was the widow of Harry Williams who preceded her in death in January.  Surviving relatives: Daughters, Mrs. Irene Thompson of Springfield, Mrs. Jean Train of Reedsport, 4 grandchildren; brothers, Roy Hudlow and Thurman of Spokane, Washington, sisters, the Mrs. Veda Graetz, Dorothy Cameron, Eva Countryman, all of Spokane, Clarise Imus of Newman Lake, Washington, Beatrice Lee of Seattle, Viola Tidyman of Portland.
Friday, September 15, 1961
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FoFG
Williams, Elias
Brother is Dead
Addison Cook has been notified of the death of his half-brother, Elias N. Williams at Fruitdale, Cal. Mr. Williams left here about twenty years ago.
Jan. 4, 1909
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)
Robyn Greenlund

Williams, Joseph

Mr. Joseph Williams, who lived on Bear creek, died at the residence of Gov. Bennett, on Wednesday night, the 3rd inst. He was buried on Friday, at 3 o’clock p. m. His two sons, who live on Coos bay, were in attendance at the funeral. The apparent cause of his death was old age.

Sep. 9, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Williams, Luther

Myrtle Point Pointers
News of Upper Coquille Valley From The Enterprise

Luther Williams, aged 43 years, 6 months and 11 days, died at his home at Bridge Wednesday morning, December 22, at 12:30, and the funeral was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, interment being in the Enchanted Prairie cemetery. Rev. Thos. Barklow of this city had charge of the services. Mr. Williams was born in Kansas on June 11, 1866. He came to Oregon in his youth, and on November 18, 1888, was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Lett, daughter of J. C. Lett of Norway. He is survived by his wife and nine children. His death was due to typhoid fever.

Monday, December 27, 1909

The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Williss, John J.

died Dec. 13, 1874, Empire city, aged 30 years

 

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Wilson, Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Wilson, one of the few G. A. R. man in this city, died at his home in the northeast part of town Tuesday and funeral services were held at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. Rev. A.B. Barry officiating.

March. 26, 1920

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Wilson, James W.

DIED at Bandon December 14 James W. Wilson aged 65 years, 6 months and 22 days. A pioneer on Pacific Coast coming to Oregon in 1852.

25 Dec. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Wilson, Rose

DIED at Willowdale, Sunday November 15, 1897, Miss Rose Wilson, of consumption, aged 18 years, 6 months.

20 Nov. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Wilson, Thomas
Myrtle Point, Or. Feb. 1, (Special) -- Thomas Wilson, who died here of heart disease, was born in Ireland August 1, 1837. He came to America at the age of 5 years, settling first in Wisconsin. He lived in Wisconsin and Iowa until 1864, when he and his brother Andrew crossed the plains to Walla Walla, Wash. In 1884 he bought a farm at the forks of the Coquille river and in 1902 bought 13 acres in Myrtle Point. He was a member of the Progressive Brethren church. He is survived by four sons, James, William, George and Grover, of Coos county, and three daughters, Miss Emma, Mrs. Eva Fish and Mrs. Millie [(Wilson) (Endicott)] Randall of Portland.
February 11, 1923
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Wimer, Lydia Jane [Custar]

Death Comes to Aged Resident at Son's Home
Mrs. Lydia Jane Wimer, 90, a resident of Oregon for 75 years, died at the home of her son Ira E. Wimer of South Brownsville Friday, July 19.
She was born in Henry county, Iowa, May 28, 1856, and came to Oregon when she was 15 and located with the early settlers in Josephine county. She lived at Myrtle Point from 1886 until 1892 when she moved to Douglas county. From there she went to Crook county in 1899 and then came in 1920 to Linn county where she has since resided.
She was married in Josephine county Sept. 1, 1875 to Jas. W. Wimer who died in 1903.
Surviving is one son, Ira E. Wimer of this city, several grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Three children preceeded her in death.
Mrs. Wimer was a member of the Christian church.
Funeral services were held at the Walker chapel in Prineville with the Fisher Funeral Home directing, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment was in the Prineville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Jul 19, 1946

The Times, Brownsville, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Wing, John C.

Died at his home in Empire City Dec. 13, 1876 of pneumonia, 50 years old, born in Maine. Was the former Empire City Justice of the Peace and county coroner)

 

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Winnant, Capt. J.J.

Captain J.J. WINANT lost his life last week when the steamer Bandorille wrecked off the mouth of the Umpqua

Nov. 30, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Winningham, Hannah
News of Interest In Upper Valley From The Enterprise - Mrs. Ralph Winningham died at the family home in this city after a short and distressing illness, and the funeral was held from the Dunkard church, Rev. Thos. Barklow officiating, interment being in the Myrtle Point cemetery. Mrs. Winningham was a native of this vicinity, her maiden name being Hannah Otto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Otto. She was born on Myrtle Creek and was 28 years, 2 months and 11 days old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Mr. Winningham on Christmas day, 1898, taking up residence on Myrtle Creek. About two years ago they moved to town. Mrs. Winningham leaves four motherless children to mourn her death with the bereaved father, the eldest being but 8 years of age. One child died in infancy.
August 24, 1908
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)
Robyn Greenlund

Wirth, James

Grand Forks, N.D. -- Funeral services are pending for James Mark Wirth, infant son of Airman Second Class and Mrs. James Wilford Wirth, SAC Base, Grand Forks, N.D. The baby, who died Thursday, was born Sept. 13, 1962. Surviving the infant besides his parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee burnside, Coos Bay, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thrush, North Bend.

Friday, Nov. 16, 1962 pg.2

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Woodruff, George

Funeral for George Woodruff, Coos county pioneer, which occurred Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital, was held in this city on Friday. The deceased had many warm friends among the old times who are deeply grieved at his death.

15 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Wright, Joseph

The body of Joseph Wright was found by J. Manning about two hundred yards from Utter City, in Isthmus Slough, a little above low water mark, on Friday morning, was brought to Marshfield the following day on the steamer Coos.

Jun 9, 1875

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Wright, Morgan
Two Wreck Victims Die

Bandon Accident Now Responsible for Five Deaths

Bandon, Or., Nov. 23 (Special) -- Two of the men who were victims of the logging train wreck Monday died as a result of their injuries, and neither of the other two is expected to live. The dead now number five, and are: Chauncey Humphrey, Guy Rose, Morgan Wright, Jim McDowell and Smith. Roll Anderson and Atkins are still alive.

Six miles up the Coquille River from Bandon on an eight-mile stretch of railroad built for the Selley-Anderson logging camp the train was precipitated 100 feet to the bottom of a gulch. The road has just recently been constructed, and only six weeks in operation. The engine was new, but was totally wrecked.

At the time of the accident the train was en route to the wharf, and a number of men were on board the engine. Three of these men were killed outright and four were fatally injured.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 1912
Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Wright, Robin
MYRTLE POINT - The graveside service will be held June 30 for Robin Wright of Myrtle Point, who died June 25 of a heart attack. He was 48.

Wright was born April 2, 1954, in Eugene to Gene and Viola Wright. He married Janell Crabb on Dec. 2, 1978.

He attended Coquille High School. Wright enjoyed his job at Les Schwab Tire Store in Coos Bay.

His interests included working on cars, fishing, bowling, hunting and home remodeling projects. He especially enjoyed socializing, particularly at early-morning coffee get-togethers with his friends.

Survivors include his wife; his father and stepmother, Gene and Ginger Wright of Prineville; his stepfather, Carl Starr of Myrtle Creek; four sons, Ivan Hawker and Roy Wright, both of Coos Bay, Danny Wright of Springfield and Robin Wright Jr. of Myrtle Point; two daughters, Danyel Wright of Myrtle Point and Deana Wright of Coos Bay; five brothers Bill and Lonnie, both of Springfield, Dave of Global, Eddie of Washington and Steve of Myrtle Creek; and 10 grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Norway Cemetery in Myrtle Point. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at Rotary Park in Myrtle Point. Myrtle Grove Funeral Services in Coquille is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, June 29, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Yoakam, George H.

Last Sunday week, a little son of Jasper Yoakam, aged about one year, was lying in its cradle and eating an apple. Suddenly the child was taken with spasms and in two hours died. Burial followed, and as resided some twenty miles from here, the little innocent was interred at home. On Thursday last, after a careful consideration of the case, Mr. Yoakam decided the remains disinterred and subjected to chemical analysis. This he did because he found a bottle of strychnine (purchased for poisoning wolves, several months ago) partially empty, in the chink over the front door. On the following day, in place, the stomach of the child was subjected to chemical analysis by Drs. C. B. golden and D. L. Steele, of Marshfield, and Dr. C. W. Tower of this city. The examination was conducted at the office of the latter gentleman, but, failing to find any chemical evidences of poison, (though the integments of the abdomen were already entirely destroyed,) they sent the stomach to San Francisco for further tests to be applied. The suspected party is in custody, and a preliminary examination will be held today. As we never desire to prejudice any cases, we forbear further mention of it, till it has been legally investigated.

May 6, 1874

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Yoakam, John

Yoakam – At Marshfield, on the 14th day of January, 1876, John Yoakam, aged 56 years. Mr. Yoakam was born in Knox county, Ohio, Nov. 4th,1820. Emigrated to Iowa in 1848, thence to Oregon in 1853, arriving in Coos county in the spring of 1854, where he has resided ever since. Through honest industry he gained a competence, as well as the love and respect of his neighbors; the honest face and friendly grasp of John Yoakam will be long missed by the people of Coos county, with whom he has been so long and thoroughly identified; but two weeks before his death we saw mr. Yoakam in Empire City, full of life and vigor, apparently with as good prospects of living for the next twenty years as any of us, but in life we ar in the midst of death, and an old pioneer has gone to his rest, in the full vigor of manhood. We could have had no better proof of the respect entertained for the deceased and his family, than the universal outpouring of the people last Sunday, to pay that last tribute of love and respect, than the living can pay the dead. The steamer Satellite left Empire City loaded with passengers, and at Marshfield was joined by the Messenger. There were not less than four hundred people present at the little graveyard on Coos River on the Hinch place (now owned by J.A. Yoakam, the son of the deceased) where he now sleeps. This is the last of Earth to John Yoakam, may he awake in a brighter land in the great unknown and unrevealed future.

Jan. 19, 1876

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Yoakum, Russell

POWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MENPOWDER BLAST KILLS 4 MEN
Marshfield, Ore., June 25-A premature dynamite explosion killed four men blasting stumps near Rock Creek late today. The dead are: Charles Christian, 32; Russell Yoakum, 25; Floyd Skinner, 30, and Ralph Thomas, 34. All reside near Myrtle Point, Ore.

26 Jun. 1929

The Helena Independent, Helena Montana

Shauna Williams


Yokiam Girls
Fatal Accident – Five Children Killed

We have received from Coos Bay, an account of a sad accident, which recently occurred in that vicinity.  We are sorry that the present crowded state of our columns prevents us from giving place to the entire communication.  We give the following extracts:

Coos Bay, March 27.

It becomes our duty to record a scene of mortality which occurred at the house of Mr. John Yokiam, some six miles south of Empire City, in the County of Coos, on the evening of the 26th inst., and which resulted in the instant death of five children; Caroline Yokiam, a young lady of nearly fifteen years of age; Drucilla Yokiam, aged eleven years, nearly; Susanna Yokiam, past nine years of age; Harriet R. Yokiam, of two years, past; Nancy Ellen Yokiam, an infant of four months.

These children were all healthy and happy on retiring to bed, which they did at their father’s house on the unfortunate night, rather earlier than usual.  Mr. Yokiam had been burning down the large fir and spruce trees which surrounded the house.  A large spruce tree, some five feet through, and some two hundred and fifty feet in length, was on fire some two hundred feet from the house.  Although the tree seemingly leaned from the house, yet Mr. Yokiam entertained some vague fears that it might fall towards and upon the house.  The five daughters were sleeping in one end of the room, and the two little sons, Jasper and George Washington, in a bed near by. – Mr. Yokiam walked out the door to notice the tree, when he heard it commence breaking, and soon he saw it descending in the direction of the house.  He cried out to the inmates of the house to run out.  Mrs. Yokiam was at the time standing on the floor, with her infant in her arms.  She warned the five children, her daughters, and with them, attempted to make her way out.  The eldest, Caroline, seized Harriet, the youngest of the four, in her arms.  By the time they were on their feet, the limbs of the tree were breaking in the roof of the house.  All but Drucilla had got out through the door, when the fatal tree came down upon them.  Mrs. Yokiam found herself crushed down, and raising her child, she observed its face, and thought it unhurt.  She laid it down, and felt for Susan who was crushed down by her side, and found her dead. – Mr. Yokiam approached her, and near by the found Caroline and Harriet under the main trunk of the tree, crushed to pieces.  Mr. Yokiam then proceeded into the wreck of the house and found Drucilla about midway of the floor, under the edge of the trunk of the tree, all crushed.  He exclaimed, “Drucilla is also dead,” when the reflection passed the mother’s mind, “all dead but my infant.”  She turned to the spot where she had laid down her child, and found that the brains had been extracted from its head by a fracture which had taken away the top and back part of its skill, while in her arms.  If there was one item in the awful scene of a mother’s affliction more severe than others, it was this!  When all her daughters except the infant were known to her to be dead, the expectation of finding it alive was something to stay her hopes on earth; but finding it also dead, a disappointment under such circumstances seems to be without description.  The parents having extracted the remains of their five daughters from the ruins, Mr. Yokiam proceeded into the house in search of the two boys, and to his joy found them alive.  They were abed, and had not awakened, although the trunk of the fatal tree lay within two feet (or less) of their heads, and they were covered five of six feet in depth with boards and limbs.  Thus ended the lived of five lovely girls, the hope and pride of their parents, and the objects of kindest regards of all who knew them.  On the evening of the next day their mortal remains were interred near the fatal spot which will likely be known in ages hereafter as the resting place of the “Five Sisters.”

P.B.M.

P.S. – It is Mr. Yokiam’s request that the Iowa City and Marion, O. papers copy the above.
Saturday, April 7, 1855
The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT)
Jim Dezotell

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