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Abernathy, Edwin

Myrtle Point – Funeral services for Edwin Abernathy, 83, of Dora, who died Sunday in Mast Hospital, will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. In Schroeder's Mortuary. Burial will be in Dora cemetery.

Dec 13, 1958

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Adams, Emily Josephine

Services for Mrs. Emily Josephine [Jefferson] Adams, 74, Powers, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of the Open Bible, Powers. The Rev. Mr. Zenor will officiate. Burial will be in the Hayes cemetery. The Schroeder Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Adams died at Mast hospital April 3. She had been there one month. Born in Josephine County, Oregon, she had lived in Powers for 40 years. Her husband, Herbert, died in 1952. Surviving are two sons and four daughters, Steven and Donald Gibbs, Broadbent; Mrs. Rosie Duncan and Mrs. Emily Gilbert, both of Powers; Mrs. Laura Walsh, Langlois, and Mrs. Mary Estes, Empire; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Apr. 6, 1954

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay

Karen Mentzer

Anderson, Andrew
On the afternoon of February 25th Andrew Anderson was killed by the premature discharge of a rifle in the hands of Wm. Phillips, in a shooting gallery at Marshfield, Coos county.  The coroner’s jury returned a charge of carelessness against Phillips, and he has been held to await the action of the grand jury.
Saturday, March 10, 1883
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Anderson, Saceus “Sig”

Anderson Funeral To Be Saturday
Saceus "Sig" Anderson, Bay Park, died Wednesday night at McAuley hospital in Coos Bay, where he had been a patient since Monday. Born in Sweden Sept. 22, 1877, he came to Minnesota in 1905 and to Coos Bay in 1907. He was employed here by the Coos Bay Lumber company. Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock a tthe Mills chapel. The Rev. Enoch Sandeen will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carl Nord, Granada, Minn., and two brothers, Eric Anderson, Minnesota and Carl Anderson, Sweden.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Archer, William
Wm. Archer, an old man who lived alone about four miles from Marshfield, was recently found in a dying condition by a neighbor.  He was an Irishman, 82 years of age, and though he had two children, one in California and one in Scotland, he bequeathed his property to the wife of a neighbor.
Saturday, February 14, 1880
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Arneson, Arne

Arne Arneson, age 67 years 6 months and 6 days, died at the home of his son, E. Arneson, near this city, Nov. 11, 1899. The deceased is a Norwegian by birth and came to this place in 1896.

Nov. 14, 1899

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Arnot, Frank E.

Injury by falling Limb Proves Fatal to Logger
Marshfield, Or., Dec 6 (Special) -- The present storm which has continued intermittently for three days, has filled the Coquille river and its tributaries. Logs were running from all directions, and it was believed most of the back district accumulations would come out. On the Coquille river transportation was made difficult and dangerous by loose logs.
Reports from several directions told of damage. Guy & Dewey Stutsman's barn on south Coos river collapsed last night and Marshall Redell of Myrtle Point lost a horse killed by a falling tree. Frank E. Arnot, who was injured by a falling limb at a logging camp yesterday, died today at Mercy Hospital.
Coos river districts also reported that logs were running from the north fork, and it appeared a general cleanup would be made in that section.

'Dec. 7, 1922

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Axtell, Child of H.M.

Child Drowned In River
Auto Plunges Into Stream While Crossing Coquille Ferry
Bandon, Or. Dec. 23 (Special) -- Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Axtell and their two children were plunged into the icy waters of the Coquille River at the Bullards ferry tonight, and one of the children was drowned. Mr. Axtell is superintendent of the Dr. Day Mining camp at Whisky [sic] Run.
Mr. Axtell drove his machine upon the ferry-boat and attempted to pu on the brakes. The brakes did not hold, however, and the car ran across the boat and dived into the river. The three survivors narrowly escaped drowning. The river is being dragged for the body of the dead child.

'Dec. 24, 1918

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Jim Dezotell

Ayers, Clarence M.

DEATH OF CLARENCE M. AYERS-COQUILLE, ORE.
Had been well know resident of this county for 38 years.
   Clarence Mortimer Ayers, who has been for the past 38 years a resident of San Jose, and for almost that entire period engaged in active business, passed away Tuesday, September 29, at the home of his sister, Mrs. H.W. Young, of Coquille Ore.
   Mrs. Ayers will return with the remains on the earliest possible steamer, and the funeral services will be held at Oakland on her arrival.
   Mr. Ayers had been for over 20 years in the employment of the Pacific Manufacturing company of Santa Clara; but four months ago his health failed, and since then he has been for the most part confined to his room. Still he recovered sufficiently to do some work in the office in July, and again early in September, when it was thought sea voyage and change of climate might benefit him he went to Oregon.
   The ailment which proved fatal was organic disease of the heart.
   Mr. Ayers was born in Henry county, IL, March 26, 1850 and was therefore in the 65th year of his age at the time of his demise.
   January 11, 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Todd, who survives him. Of the union there were born five children, of whom three are living.
   In 1873 he became a master mason, and in December 1876 he removed to San Jose, where his wife's father, V.B.? Todd [illegible] was then living. His children are Harlow J. Ayers, of Santa Clara; [illegible] Marian Ayers, of Oakland; Clarence L. Ayers, of San Jose. He is also survived by a brother and three sisters, A.J. Ayers of Nevada, Mo.; Mrs. C.H. Whitman, of Campbell [Cal.]; Mrs. H.W. Young of Coquille, Ore.; and Mrs. J.F. Boyd of Neligh, Neb. Another brother was the late Allen D. Ayers, of Campbell, Cal. There are also two grandchildren, Harlow V. and Rollin H., sons of Harlow J.

October 5, 1914

San Jose Mercury Herald

Robyn Greenlund


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Bailey, Armstrong
Funeral Held Today
The funeral of Armstrong S. Bailey was held this morning at the Dungan undertaking parlors. The Rev. A.S. Hisey preached the funeral service. The active pall bearers were from the Sons of Veterans and the Spanish American War veterans. They were William Schrock, Frank G. Horton, A.H. Derbyshire, Henry Kern, William Rohrer and D.A. Jones.

The G.A.R. who took part in the service were Simeon Miller, E.W.Schrock, S.B. Catchcart [sic; Cathcart], E.L. Hemingway, R.J. Walrath and William Marshall.
January 25, 1916
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Baldwin, Harry H.

H.H. Baldwin, 88, Is Dead
Oldest Coos County Settler Passes Away at Bandon
Bandon, Or., March 2, -- Harry H. Baldwin, the oldest settler of Coos County, died at the home of John W. Felter in this city Sunday. He was born in Bandon, Ireland, April 25, 1923, and would have been 88 years old at his next birthday. When a boy of 15 or 16 he enlisted in the British merchant marine, came to America in 1843 and lived in Cincinnatti for a few years, then he enlisted in the United States Army and was sent to the Coast with his cavalry brigade.
On one occasion when sent to relieve the garrison at Port Orford, the ship sprung a leak, and the captain, seeing that the ship would sink, made for the shore. As the tide was high, the cessel landed high and dry on the spit near Coos Bay. Here the shipwrecked soldiers spent most of the Winter. Four of the soldiers, including Baldwin, were detailed to make their way overland to Port Orford, where the garrison was astonished, supposing that all had perished in the wreck. Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Bennett, father of Joe Bennett, of Marshfield, were both natives of Bandon, Ireland, and they gave Bandon its name, in honor of the city of their birth.
Mr. Baldwin, while born in Ireland, was of French descent, and claimed to be a direct descendant of Count De Boullion, who figured prominently in the crusades of the 13th century. He also claimed to be a lineal descendant of Charles the Great.

Mar 3, 1911

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Bargelt, Edmund Swiegert

Word has been received in Norfolk of the death of Edmund Swigert Bargelt, the fourteen-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Bargelt at Myrtle Point, Oreg., August 24. Mr. and Mrs. Bargelt formerly resided in Norfolk. He is publishing the Myrtle Point Enterprise in his new home. The child's death was due to brain trouble.

Sept. 13, 1907

Norfolk Weekly News, Norfolk, NE

Robyn Greenlund

Barkdoll, Lloyd

Oregon Bank Robber Dies at Alcatraz
SAN FRANCISCO – (UP) – Lloyd Barkdoll, 37-year-old Oregon bank robber, one of four lifers thwarted in a daring escape plot on Alcatraz in 1941, died on “The Rock” Tuesday. Prison officials said Barkdoll was sunning himself in the yard when he complained of chest pains and collapsed. Barkdoll was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1937 for a John Day bank robbery.

'March 8, 1950

Register Guard, Eugene

Jim Dezotell

Barker, Capt. Judah

CAPTAIN BARKER DEAD.
MARSHFIELD. Or., May 21.— Captain Judah Barker, a pioneer of California and also one of the pioneer settlers on Coos Bay, died at his home at Parkersburg last night, aged 69. Captain Barker followed the sea for several years and arrived in San Francisco in February, 1854, on board the ship Partheon. He was in the mines for live years and afterward in the employ of the Pacific Steamship Company. In 1862 he fitted out an expedition for the recovery of treasure lost off the coast of Mexico. He was successful in recovering a large amount. He was interested in several other quests for lost treasure. Since 1875 he has resided in Coos County and was the principal owner in the Coquille Mill and Tug Company.

May 22, 1899

The San Francisco Call

Robyn Greenlund

Barker, Infant (son)
Cullings of Coquille
The infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Barker of Johnson's mill on Sunday, passed away yesterday morning, and the little body taken to Fairview for burial. The mother is in a critical condition.
Oct. 20, 1908
Coos Bay Times
Robyn Greenlund

Barker, Mrs. Ben

Coos Bay: Mrs. Ben Barker died at her home at Rocky Point on Thursday last after a protracted illness, aged 71 years. A resident of the bay about 30 years.

27 Nov. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Barklow, [Alden G.?]

Infant son of Harvey Barklow died Thursday.

11 Sep., 1913

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Barklow, Adam

First burial in Norway Cemetery

May 5, 1874

James Barklow of the Revolutionary Flying Camp, p. 334

Robyn Greenlund

Barklow, Elder S.S.

DIED -- Elder S.S. Barklow at Norway Friday at 8:00, December 17, 1897. He was about 56 years.

18 Dec. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Barklow, G.W.

Brother Dies
G. W. Barklow was called to Myrtle Point Friday by the sudden death of his twin brother, Wesley Barklow. Funeral services were held Saturday.

'June 5, 1932

Register Guard, Eugene

Robyn Greenlund

Barklow, Ralph [William]

Ralph Barklow, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. John Barklow, died if intestinal flu at his home here on Tuesday, February 6, 1923. He was the grandson of Elder Thomas Barklow. The funeral services were held in the Church of the Brethren on Thursday, Elder Michaels officiating, and interment was made in Norway.

Feb. 8, 1923

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Bates, John O.

John O. Bates Dead
Bandon, Or., March 27 (Special) John O. Bates, 77, one of the old pioneers of the Coquille Valley, died at the home of R.A. Felter in Bandon, Saturday. He was a member of the local post of G.A.R. and the funeral was held under their auspices.

'Mar. 28, 1917

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Barklow, Wesley
Brother Dies –

G. W. Barklow was called to Myrtle Point Friday by the sudden death of his twin brother, Wesley Barklow.  Funeral services were held Saturday.
Sunday, June 5, 1932
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
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Baumgartner, Ira Luther

Coquille -- Ira Luther Baumgartner, 80, a farmer in the Riverton area since 1903, died Sunday in Bandon. Mr. Baumgartner was born April 3, 1882. He is survived by his widow, Mary Ellen, Riverton; a daughter, Mrs. Alta Linder, Riddle, a son, Robert H., Los Angeles, Calif; a brother, Clarence, Coquille; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Richardson, Corvallis, and Mrs. Nora Richmak, Sandy, and one grandchild. Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Coquille chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. JAmes Ryan of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial to be at the Coquille Masonic Cemetery.

Tues. Nov. 13, 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Becker, C.F.

C.F. Becker, pretty well known as a book and sewing machine agent, residing at Marshfield, while going up Isthmus slough in a sail boat last Friday, was capsized and drowned. The body was recovered on Saturday last, about 100 feet from the place where he was drowned. [From Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery] On headstone: Removed to Minneapolis, Minn. Jan.16, 1897 By his son W. E. Becker

Jul 11, 1877

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Beckford, Guy
As a fatal wind-up of a debate in Coos county, Oregon, Ray Hollenbeck stabbed to death Guy Beckford.
Friday, November 18, 1898
The People’s Republic (Moro, OR)
Jim Dezotell
Berg, Selma
Oct. 1, 1908 - March 18, 2003

A funeral service for Selma Reva Berg, 94, of North Bend, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21, at North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson Ave. The Rev. Craig Jacobson will officiate. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay.

She was born Oct. 1, 1908, in Williams, to Edgar and Bertha Ann Cox. She died March 18, 2003, in Coos Bay.

She is survived by her sisters, Sylvia Graham, Violet Pitzer and Maxine Redding; children, Betty and Don Bronsema of Bellingham, Wash., and son, Bill and Sandi Berg of North Bend; grandchildren, Don W. and Christel Bronsema, Nicholas M. Bronsema, Patricia and Bob Key, Teresa and Quentin Davis and Bradley and Carrie Berg; great-grandchildren, Anya, Lennon and Max Bronsema, Alan Drew, Garret and Liam Key and Victoria Davis; and great-great-grandson, Dallas Key.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Berg in 1988.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 756-0440.
March 21, 2003
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
FoFG JD

Bergeron, Earl Joseph

Reedsport--- Services for Earl Joseph Bergeron, 92, Lakeside, will be held at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at the Unger Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Scott Vandehey of Holy Redemer Catholic Church of North Bend officiating.
Mr. Bergeron was born May 26, 1894, at Marinette, Wis., and died Jan. 9, [1987], at Reedsport. He was a veteran of World War I, and moved to Lakeside in 1956 from Moore Park, Calif. He was a lifetime member of Blanco Masonic Lodge 48, a member of American Legion 34, and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Elma Bergeron of Lakeside, and a nephew, Jack bergeron of Lakeside. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Arrangements are under the direction of Unger Funeral Home in Reedsport.

Jan. 13, 1987

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Berghamer, Louis
Louis G. Berghammer, 50, a resident of Coos Bay the past 20 years, died at 9:30 today at Keizer hospital after an eight-weeks illness. Berhammer lived at 946 south First street, and was employed by the state highway department. He was  born August 4, 1895, at Oconto, Wis.

  Survivors include three brothers, Joseph I., North Bend; John H., Rochester, Minn., and Mike, Milwaukie, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Morgan, McKenzie Bridge. Services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grimm's chapel, North Bend, conducted by the Very Rev. J. M. Berger, with burial in Sunset cemetery.
1945
Unknown
FoFG 249.242

Bernett, Mrs. Mae Bee

CARBOLIC ACID ENDS HER LIFE
Young Wife Meets Death From the Effects of Poison. Whether Deed Was Suicidal or Accidental Is Not Determined.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, Dec. 14.
Whether by design or by accident. Mrs. Mae Bee Bernett, 20 years old, drank a fatal draught of carbolic acid last night at her residence on Verno avenue, Linda Vista terrace. Her body was found in bed at 7 o'clock this morning by Herman Bernett, her husband, to whom the young wife had been wedded two years. He had been sleeping with their baby, which is a month old, in another apartment.
The husband and his wife's relatives at the house declare the poison must have been taken by mistake. Mrs. Bernett had been in ill health and under treatment by Dr. Legault since the baby was born. In her bedroom on a bureau was medicine she had been using. Yesterday afternoon the husband took home a six-ounce vial of carbolic add, to be used in a wash for the infant. The bottle was placed on a stand near the medicine vial. Last evening about 9 o'clock Bernett says he told his wife he would take the infant to another apartment, that the invalid spouse might enjoy a night of unbroken rest.
Neither Bernett nor his mother, who occupied a third bedroom, heard a sound during the night. "When he entered his wife's room this morning he found her body face downward on the bed, with the poison half-gone from the bottle. There was nothing to determine whether the invalid had committed suicide or had taken the poison by mistake.
Coroner Mehrmann took charge of the case and an inquest will be held. Mrs. Bernett was a native of Crawfordsville, Ind. Her mother, Mrs. Wilson, resides at Myrtle Point. Or. An aunt, Mrs. C. L. Frank, has her home in this city, and a cousin, W. B. Pickett, dwells in Berkeley. The husband is a linotype operator.

Dec. 15, 1901

San Francisco Call

Robyn Greenlund

Bogue, Caroline C.

Mrs. Caroline C. Bogue, wife of the Rev. J.H. Bogue, died at the family home in this city, on Water street, Saturday morning, aged 64 years. The deceased had been a sufferer for years from asthma, but the immediate disease which carried her off was pneumonia. Mrs. Bogue was a native of Ohio, and came to the Coast in 1877, and settled in Coos county. She and her husband came to Ashland about three years ago, where they have since resided. – Ashland Tidings.

Oct. 12, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Bomar, Martin
Three Are Killed In Coos Mine Disaster

Two Other Workmen Are Seriously Injured by Explosion at Beaver Hill Property

Marshfield, Or., Nov. 1 – Three dead and two injured was the toll today of a gas explosion which occurred last night 3,000 feet below the surface in the Beaver Hill coal mine, near here.  Only one body has been recovered, as black damp is impending rescue work.

All the victims were workmen.  The dead, John Lowe, Charles Ferreri and Martin Bomar left families.  Lowe’s wife and two daughter reside in Oakland, Cal.

The explosion occurred on the lower level while the night shift was working.  The mine is owned by the Southern Pacific company.

The bodies of Lowe and Ferreri were still in the pit today.  The two injured men, Thomas Harrison and Thomas Kelvin, it was believed would recover.
Wednesday, November 1, 1916
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Bonebrake, Dale W.

Death Notice: 50, of Coos Bay, died Nov. 28, 2001 in Chile, South America.

4 Dec. 2001

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Boque, Capt.

Capt. Boque died at the residence of Dr. Hodson, south Coos river, Sunday night, aged 83 years. Came to Coos Bay in 1854. Buried Coos River cemetery.

Sep. 11, 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Border, William
Coos Pioneer Passes

News was received this week of the death of an Old Pioneer of Coos County, William A. Border, who passed away in Portland, Ore., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.W. Traver. Mr. Border reached the ripe age of 93 years. In the early days Mr. Border operated the Myrtle Point Hotel for a number of years. He also lived in Marshfield for several years before moving to Portland. A good portion of the town site of Myrtle Point was originally owned by W.A. Border and Edward Bender.
March 20, 1919 Southern Coos County American (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Brien, Philip

Philip Brien of Marshfield dropped his gun while out hunting and it exploded as it fell and killed him.

May 14, 1892

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Brown, Agnes

Agnes Brown Myrtle Point -- Agnes A. Brown, Myrtle Point, died Friday at the home of her son, Albert, Broadbent. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. from the Myrtle Point Chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at Norway Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born May 11, 1881 in Josephine County. She is survived by two sons, Albert, Broadbent, and Raymond, Empire. Also surviving is a grandson, Bert Ocheltree of Washington, and five step grandchildren.

Nov 3 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Karen Mentzer

Brown, Carrie
Local Woman Passes Away Saturday

Her many friends in Powers and Myrtle Point were saddened by the death Saturday, Oct. 22, 1938 of Mrs. Carrie Von Brown, wife of Ed Louis Brown of Powers.

Mrs. Brown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lale [sp?] Gardiner, was born Sept. 6, 1891 at Sioux City, Iowa. She had been ill for about a year prior to her death.

She was a friend to all who knew her and a wonderful Christian woman. She lived in Coos county for 38 [?] years. The many floral tributes at the last rites showed the esteem of the people of Powers and other cities in the county and the sympathy they held for her family.

In addition to her husband, the deceased leaves five children, Miles Jessie V. Brown of Bend, Clyde F. Brown, Mrs. Velda B. Werner, Miss Velma I. Brown and Garrett Brown, all of Powers; one brother, A.W. Gardiner of Benton City, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. A.R. Kernick of Madison, Neb.

Funeral services were helped from the Schroeder Funeral Home in Myrtle Point at 1:30 Monday afternoon with Rev. Claude Lawton of Powers officiating. Interment took place at Norway cemetery.
October 27, 1938
The Myrtle Point Herald (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Brown, Fanny

Died. On the Coquille river, March – 1876, Fanny, daughter of John and Harriet Brown, aged 3 years and 1 month.

April 22, 1876

Oregonian, Portland

[index only]

Brown, Mr.

Mrs. Harry Christy received word that her father, Mr. Brown, who lived in Union, Ore., had passed away. His death was not unexpected as he had been ill for a long lime.

Jan. 20, 1938

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Brown, Noma
Noma Viola Brown

Noma Viola Brown, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown, living on Catching creek, departed her young life at the Mast & Wilson hospital Friday morning, following an operation for appendicitis. The appendix had burst before the girl reached the hospital. Peritonitis set in later, complicated by other difficulties.

Noma was born in Powers, March 4, 1918, making her eight years and eight months of age. She leaves a father and mother and one brother and five sisters. Funeral was at Catching Creek cemetery monday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Omar Idso, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.

The Brown family have made their home in this community for a number of years. They have the greatest of sympathy of the community in this sad affair.
December 23, 1926
Southern Coos County American (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Brown, Thomas Nathan

Myrtle Point -- Services will be held Tuesdat, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Schroeder Mortuary, Myrtle Point, for Thomas Nathan Brown, 74, who died Dec. 9 in Mast Hospital where he had been four weeks. The Rev. Leo Miller will officiate and burial will be in Norway Cemetery. Mr. Brown, a logger, had resided in the Myrtle Point area since 1920. He was born in Grants Pass. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Agnes Brown, Myrtle Point; sons, Ray and Albert Brown, Myrtle Point; brothers, Hosea, Ralph and Arno Brown, Grants Pass.

Dec. 12, 1956

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Karen Mentzer

Brueckner, Nancy Alena (Cash)

July 31, 1953, Myrtle Point
Feb. 10, 2008, Eugene

Feb 16, 2008

Curry Coastal Pilot

Arlene Poole Cox

Brumbaugh, (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

Bullard, Capt. C.A.

Captain C.A. Bullard died September 28, 1897. He was born in Winnsbeik county, Iowa March 23, 1861. Married Miss Nellie Page of this city. Leaves a 4 year-old son, mother, sister, brother. Buried Norway cemetery. Owner and captain of the steamer Ralph.

2 Oct. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Bunch, Mrs. Georgia M.

Myrtle Point--Mrs. Georgia M. Bunch, 79, a native of Coos County, died early Monday morning in San Jose, Calif., at the home of her sister, Mrs. Pearl Davis.  She was born Dec. 18, 1882 at Fairview. 
In addition to Mrs. Davis, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Shepherd, McKinley; a son, Gail, Portland; four grand children and five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, James Hollenbeak, Fairview; and three other sisters, Mrs. James Sanders, Coquille; Mrs. Belle Darling, Powers; and Mrs. Grace Davis, Eugene. 
The Rev. Keith Potts will conduct services Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Myrtle Point chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary.  Interment will follow at Dora Cemetery.

1961

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Susan Chase

Bunch, Grace
Died

At Coos Bay, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1911, Grace Bunch of Heceta aged about 18 years.  She was the daughter of A. J. Bunch of Heceta and was taken to Coos Bay for medical treatment about three weeks ago.  A message was received here Wednesday evening announcing her decease and was forwarded to her brother at Hecta.  They left at once for Coos Bay to attend the funeral  - Florence West
Monday, January 9, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)

Burgess, John F.

Marshfield, Or. - Nov. 30 (special)
John F. Burgess, 74, of Fishtrap, Coos county, died as a result of being kicked in the abdomen by a cow. The deceased was a civil war veteran and served with the union army 4 years. He was born in Pittsfield, Me., and came to Coos county in 1891. He leaves five sons, all residents of the county, excepting one, who lives in Montana.

Dec. 20 1920

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Burnett, Erma Louise (Miller)

BURNETT -- Erma Louise Miller Burnett, 1721 Doolittle Street, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. She died January 17, 1979, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital at the age of 58. She was born April 18, 1920, Marshfield, Coos County, Oregon. Daughter of Hal H. and May Miller, Eugene, Oregon. They preceded her in death, also sister, Lucille Bergman, Eugene, and brother Paul Miller, Cottage Grove. On June 1, 1973, at Bakersfield, California, she married William Newman Burnett, who survives, also brothers: Ralph and Herbert, Eugene, Lester Miller, Oceanside, California; sister, Rena Humphrey; nieces: Shirley Ebner, Carol Manis, Christie Ebner, all of Eugene, numerous nephews and friends. Member of Christian Science Church and Order of Easter Star, advisor to the Order of Rainbow Girls, chairman of the Bakersfield Civic Music Association for a number of years. She graduated from University High school, class of 1938, Eugene, entered the University of Oregon, graduated from the University Business College in business education. Later in Bakersfield worked at Atlantic Richfield Oil for 30 years, entered night school and received a degree from Bakersfield Junior College, 1959. She was in Eugene, August 1978 for the University High and Eugene High School 40th reunion. Memorial services were held at Bakersfield Mortuary Chapel, Saturday, January 20, 1979 with services by Christian Science Church and Order of Eastern Star. Cremation followed. Donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

'January 24, 1979

Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Arlene Poole Cox

Burns, Mrs. J.J. [Mary Blanche]

Mrs. J. J. Burns dies in Hospital
Mrs J. J. Burns , 57 years of age, died at 4:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Mercy Hospital after a long illness. She had been in the hospital for some time, returning home to spend Christmas with her children, and entering the hospital again Christmas night. Mrs. Burns was born in Montreal, Can., and would have been 57 years of age today. Her husband passed away in North Bend in 1918.
The family came here in 1900 from Portland, living first in Empire, moving to North Bend, and then for the past 15 years have lived in Charleston. For years Mr. Burns followed the contracting business. The family in 1918 lost all their possesions in a fire that destroyed their home.
Mrs. Burns was the mother of 10 children. There were also 9 grand-children and a step-daughter. Mrs. A. H. Henderson, Vancouver, B.C. The children surviving include John, Encinitas, Cal., Robert, Stanley, Arthur, Leslie, and Norma, all at home: Jane, Empire; Louis, Bandon; Mrs. A. J. Saarela, Empire; and Mrs. Rose Williams, Bandon.
The body is at Campbell Funeral home, where arrangements will be made later.

Dec 27,1932

Sunset Paper

 

Burrows, (baby)

A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Burrows, Coos Bay, died nine hours after birth at Keizer Memorial Hospital, North Bend, Sunday. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oceanview Memory Gardens, Empire. Besides her parents, the infant is survived by a sister, melissa, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Burrows, North Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. George Strickland, Coos Bay.

Mon. Nov. 12, 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Burton, 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

Butler, Capt. C.H.

Captain C. H. Butler's Mangled Body Found on Key Route Track. The mangled body of Captain C. H. Butler, 84 years old, California pioneer and one of the best known of the old-time master mariners on the Pacific Const, was found on the Key Route tracks at Sixty-first and Lowell streets last night. Captain Butler who lived at 832 San Luis road, Berkeley, with his son, Jay M. Butler, sales manager of the Pacific Manifolding Book Company, left home yesterday afternoon to go to a barber shop near Sixty-first and Lowell streets. The only mark of identification on the dead man's body was a bank book bearing the name "C. H. Butler." The Oakland police report did not have his home address and the members of the family were first apprised of the tragedy through a member of The TRIBUNE staff today. Jay M. Butler, the son, then went to the coroner's office and definitely identified the body. Captain Butler was one of the first sea captains in the coastwise traffic on the Pacific Coast. He was borne in Maine and was 84 years old last March. He came to California in the sixties. He went to live with his son at the San Luis road address four years ago, at the time of his wife's death. He is survived by another son, Charles H. Butler, who resides in Myrlte Point, Oregon. Captain Butler is also survived by four daughters. They are: Mrs. C. M. Westwood Victoria, B. C; Mrs. P. W. Wright, Vallejo; Mrs. B. H. Henderson, Lakeport, and Mrs. George D. Morse. Lomita, Cal.

Sep 9, 1924

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California)

Robyn Greenlund


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Caldwell, Infant daughter of M/M John Caldwell

The fifteen month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell who resides near Coquille City, died at this place last Saturday morning; funeral in evening.

4 Sep. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Caldwell, John
News has been received here of the death of John Caldwell, father of Mrs. E.E. Bender, and formerly a resident of this place, his death having occurred at Lodi, California.
December 8, 1908
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Campbell, John B.
J. B. Campbell, an uncle of W. P. Rodenbaugh, who works at the Springfield garage, died at the Myrtle Point hospital early Monday morning, and was buried at 1 o'clock Tuesday.  Mr. Rodenbaugh received a call that his uncle was very ill and rushed to his bedside and arrived before his uncle died.  Mr. Rodenbaugh remained until after the funeral.
Thursday, December 14, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Carl, Mrs. Isabella

Died at Marshfield March 8, 1897, Mrs. Isabella Carl, a native of Belfast, Ireland, aged 80 years. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. J.P. Marton.

Mar. 13, 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Carlson, Arthur

Arthur Carlson, a 14 year old boy of Libby, lost his life by the accidental discharge of a shot gun Sunday. He took hold of the muzzle of the gun and attempted to pull it out of the boat. Drawing it towards him, the gun was discharged, the shot passing through the right side of his body and causing almost instant death.

Oct. 28, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Carno, Arnold

Albert Carno, a retired employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad, was found dead apparently of natural causes Tuesday afternoon in his cabin home in Verdi. Carno, 71, was found by two friends who noticed his car at his house but no smoke coming from his chimney. A native of Myrtle Point, Ore., he was a veteran of World War I. There are no known survivors. O'Brien-Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Feb. 25, 1965

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada)

Robyn Greenlund

Carson, Mrs. Harry

Wife of Marshfield Brakeman Succumbs at Mercy Hospital – Burial at Springfield
Mrs. Harry Carson, of Marshfield died this morning at Mercy hospital of complications after an illness of several months which culminated in an operation last Saturday. She was 22 years of age and the wife of a brakeman for the Southern Pacific with whom she came about five months ago from their former home at Springfield, Ore. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pratt, reside in that city to whom the body will be sent tomorrow from the Wilson chapel here. Burial services will take place there.

'Wednesday, May 15, 1918

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Casteel, Mrs.

FOUR PERSONS KILLED AND BODIES BURNED
SALEM, Ore. Dec. 2. — News of the murder of four persons on a ranch near MacLeay reached here today. The bodies of a Mrs. Casteel, her daughter, aged 24; her son, aged 19, and the foreman of the ranch, a man named Montgomery, aged 50, were discovered in the burned, ruins of their home in what is known as the Hurst ranch. Just how they, were killed may never be known, owing to the charred condition of the bodies, but from the fact that a shotgun and bloodstained hatchet were found near the place it is surmised that those weapons were used in the slaughter.
From the best evidence at hand it would seem that the killing was done by tramps bent on robbery, who afterward fired the house to give the impression that the victims had been accidentally burned to death.
The Casteel family and Montgomery were recent arrivals from Myrtle Point and little is known of their antecedents. It is reported that they were possessed of considerable money.

Dec 3, 1907

The San Francisco Call

Robyn Greenlund

Catching, James

James Catching, Coos County Pioneer, died at his home near Sumner Monday. He came to Coos county in 1852.

Jan 27, 1905

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Chapelon, J.B.

Coos Bay: Died at Marshfield September 7, 1897, J.B. Chapelon, aged 52 years.

Sep. 11, 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Christian, Charles

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

Christian, Infant
Baby Christian

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Norway cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L.Christian, Norway, who died at birth in the Coquille Valley Hospital. The Rev. Orris Doty of the Coquille Christian Church officiated.

Survivors are the parents; a brother, Bradley Wayne; a sister, Melinda; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Christian, Power; Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hartwell, Fairview.

Arrangements were by the Myrtle Point Chapel of Coos Mortuaries.
January 17, 1971
Myrtle Point Herald (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Christie, J.O.

J.O. Christie, bookkeeper for the Coquille Coal & Lumber company, was run over by a train and instantly killed at Coquille last Friday. He was on his way to the depot to take a train to Marshfield to meet his wife, who was coming from San Francisco on the steamer Breakwater. He was walking along a switch and stopped on the track about 10 feet in front of the approaching train, evidently thinking it was on the main track. The engine, tender and three cars passed over his body. The coronoer's jury rendered a verdict of accidental death. He was aged about 60 years and he and his wife were recent arrivals. They were married 40 years ago but have no children.

Feb 10 2005

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Christie, J.O.

Man is Cut in Two by Train
Coquille, Or., Feb. 4. - As he was about to board the train to Marshfield to meet his wife from San Francisco, J.O. Christie was run over and instantly killed at the depot at 11 o'clock this morning. Christie was superintendent of the Coquille Coal and Lumber Company and came here from San Francisco. Mrs. Christie was due at Marshfield tomorrow on the steamer Breakwater.
   Standing on the track as the train was backing down to the depot, Christie gave no sign of hearing the ringing of the engine bell. He did not move until the rear car was upon him, when he tried to leap to safety, but was knocked down and his body cut in two by the car wheels.

February 4, 1905

The Evening News, San Francisco, California

Robyn Greenlund

Clinton, Bert

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

Coffelt, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Condron Coffelt died at the family home at North Bend on Thursday of paralysis, after an illness of two years. She was born in Carrol county, Mo., March 4, 1854, and was married to E.J. Coffelt in 1871. They moved to Arkansas, later to Texas, and in 1883 came to Coos Bay. A few years ago they moved from their ranch on Coos river to North Bend. Besides her husband, two sons and two daughters survive. There are also other relatives on the bay, and several brothers ans sisters in Missouri and Texas. The funeral took place Saturday at the Coos River cemetery, and  a large number of friends were present to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the deceased.
August 3, 1915
The Coos Bay News (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Cole, Lorenzo D.

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

Cole, Miss Noreen Mae

Two Killed at Hauser, Myrtle Point
Two persons were killed and five persons hospitalized in automobile accidents in Coos county over the weekend. Dead were Noreen M. Cole, 25, of Cedar Nook and Morton A. Haley, 42, of Norway. Injured and in McAuley Hospital in Coos Bay were Mr. and Mrs. Gene West of Mapleton, Ore.; their daughter, Linda, about 7 and their son James about 8. A third son, Carl, was released in care of Dean Campbell of North Bend to await arrival of relatives. The most spectacular crash occurred late Saturday at the junctions of the old and new Highway 101 at Hauser. A car driven by Miss Cole entered the new speedway from the old highway, according to Coroner Brewer Mills, and was struck broadside by the West vehicle. Mills said Miss Cole apparently did not realize that the new speedway was opened. It took two ambulances to remove the injured from the highway on which dedication ceremonies are scheduled Sept. 20. Miss Cole died several hours later in McAuley hospital. It was the second bad accident on the new highway before it was officially opened. Haley's body was discovered this morning in his car, which had plunged off the bridge a mile north of Myrtle Point on the Coquille highway. Acting Coroner Howard Rushing of Myrtle Point estimated the time of death as between 9 p.m. and midnight and said he died of chest injuries.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Cole, Miss Noreen Mae

Final rites for Miss Noreen Mae Cole, 25, late resident of Cedar Nook will be held at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale, Calif., at 2 p.m. Thursday. Miss Cole died Saturday from injuries received in an automobile accident at Hauser. She was born Nov. 23, 1928 at Glendale, but had lived in this area since 1944. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Lulu A. Cole; a sister, Miss Caroleen Jean Cole and a brother, Rolland Cole; all of Cedar Nook; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Cole of Puente, Calif. Local arrangements are in the charge of the Mills Funeral Home.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Collver, Arthillo “Tillo” M.

T.M.Collver Succumbs In Hospital
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. for T.M. Collver, long time resident of Coos Bay area, who died Saturday in McAuley Hospital at the age of 85. Collver was born Oct. 21, 1869 on the Coos River and spent all of his life in this area. He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 1948. Survivors include his wife, Carrie E. Collver, four sons, Chester A. and Gordon M. of Los Angeles, Vernon of Reedsport and Marshall M. of Elmira, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys L. Pearson, Portland, Mrs. Enid R. Staines, Coos Bay and Mrs. Joyce A. Ross of Coos Bay; 15 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Services will be held from the Mills Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Walter Warner officiating. Burial will be in the Coos River Cemetery.

Monday. Sept. 13, 1954, pg. 2

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Combs, N.T. “Red”

Roseburg -- Funeral services for N.T. (Red) Combs will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Long and Shuckle Funeral Home, Roseburg. Mr. Combs, 64, died Friday in a logging accident near Diamond Lake. Mr. Combs, a former resident of North Bend, is survived by his widow, Martha, and son, Fred. both of Roseburg. Two brothers, James, Camas Valley, and George, Renton, Wash., also survive him as do four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Knight, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Ada Knight, Sedro Wooley, Wash.; Mrs. Minnie Kling, Camas Valley, and Mrs. Neil Piper, Coos Bay. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Everitt H. Gardner of the Winston-Dillard Methodist Church, former minister of the North Bend Methodist Church.

Tues. Nov. 13, 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Condron, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Condron Coffelt died at the family home at North Bend on Thursday of paralysis, after an illness of two years. She was born in Carrol county, Mo., March 4, 1854, and was married to E.J. Coffelt in 1871. They moved to Arkansas, later to Texas, and in 1883 came to Coos Bay. A few years ago they moved from their ranch on Coos river to North Bend. Besides her husband, two sons and two daughters survive. There are also other relatives on the bay, and several brothers and sisters in Missouri and Texas. The funeral took place Saturday at the Coos River cemetery, and a large number of friends were present to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the deceased.
Aug. 3, 1915
Coos Bay News (Marshfield, Coos County, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Connelly, Richard Elwood

Richard Elwood Connelly died at age 79 Friday, March 24, 2000 at home in Chehalis. Connelly was born July 27, 1920, to Joseph and Lydia (Tealor) Connelly in Fish Trap, Ore. He was reared at Coos Bay, Ore., graduating from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen. In 1942, after moving to the Seattle area, Connelly taught briefly at Edison College in Renton. He worked for the Boeing Co. for 28 years, and was involved with the Minuteman missiles during World War II. In 1995, he moved to Centralia, and then to Chehalis in 1998. A member of Faith Baptist Church in Chehalis and of Oakview Grange in Centralia, he was interested in computers, ham radios and woodworking (scrolling). Survivors include his wife, Mary (Elam), at home in Chehalis; two sons, Richard Jr. of Marysville, and Dennis of Covington, Wash.; a stepson, Jim Wheeler of Winlock; three daughters, Floryne Ainsley of Lynnwood, Darlyne Kunz of Kent, and Charlyne Zepeda of Renton; four stepdaughters, Mary Jo Christensen of Chehalis, Jean Skiles of Rochester, Marcia Johnson of Onalaska, and Jill Wheeler of Japan; three brothers, Joseph of Elma, William of Westport, Ore., and Carl of Aberdeen; two sisters, Laeuna Hollingsworth of Grayland, and Mildred Wilson of Elma; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his son, Bobby, a brother, James, and a sister, Grace. Remembrances may be donations to Oakview Grange Scholarship Fund, c/o Evelyn Teeter, 1770 Little Hanaford Road, Centralia, Wash. 98531, or to Providence Home Care and Hospice, 914 S. Scheuber Road, Centralia, Wash. 98531. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of American Burial and Cremation Services.

28 Mar. 2000

The Chronicle (www.chronline.com)

Robyn Greenlund

Cook, Frank
Was Curry Pioneer

Frank P. Cook, who during the past few years made his home in Bandon where he had purchased property, and who died suddenly while visiting relatives at Sixes on February 2nd, came to Curry county from Lane county in 1870.  Three years later he was married to Emma L. Post of Ellensburg (Gold Beach) and to the union ten children were born, eight of whom survive.  They are Asher, Amos, Clyde, Mrs. Sadie Spurgeon and Miss Elvie Cook, all of Sixes; Marshal Cook of Alleganey; Schuyler Cook of New Lake and Mrs. May Crayson of Washington  Deceased was 69 years of age.  Interment was made at Denmark.
Thursday, February 16, 1922 The Bandon Western World (Bandon, OR) FoFG JD

Cook, Dr. J.G.

Dr. J.G. Cook, a pioneer citizen of the Bay, died at his home in Empire, Nov. 11, 1904. He was well known in the County.

Nov. 18, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Cook, Robert
Robert D. Cook Dies As Result of Injuries

Bandon Young Man Succumbs at North Bend Hospital After Accident at Powers Camp


The body of Robert D. Cook arrived in Bandon from North Bend Monday evening, where he died at Mercy hospital from the effects of injuries received in an accident at the Smith-Powers logging camp at Powers about eight hours previous.  He was severely crushed when a log rolled over him.

Funeral services were held at the Ellingsen undertaking parlors Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock and the body was taken to Denmark for burial.  The funeral was largely attended both here and in northern Curry as the deceased had many friends in this section.

Robert D. Cook was born June 8, 1887, at Euchre creek in Curry county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Cook, now residents of Sixes.  At the time of death he was 34 years, 4 months and 7 days of age.  He spent the greater part of his life in Curry but of late when not employed in camps made his home at the Frank Cox home in Bandon.  Besides his parents he is survived by five brothers: Ash, Amos, Schuyler and Clyde, all of Sixes, and Marshall of Tar Heel camp; also three sisters: Mrs. May Grayson, Bellingham, Wash.; Mrs. Sadie Spurgeon, Sixes, and Miss Alva Cook of Sixes.
Thursday, October 20, 1921
The Bandon Western World (Bandon, OR)

Cope, William V.

Drinks Water, Falls Over Dead
Marshfield, Or., March 25 (Special) -- While in apparently good health, William V. Cope, of Coquille, while on the road to Myrtle Point with other workmen, died suddenly. He started to get a drink of water and fell over dead.

'Mar 26, 1909

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Arlene Poole Cox

Corbin, Mrs. E.C.

DIED -- Myrtle Point, Mrs. E.C. Corbin, wife of W.O. Corbin, aged 59 years, 5 months and 7 days. Took to her bed Sunday 15th inst. and died the following Wednesday, December 15, 1895, of apoplexy of the brain. She left husband and six children. Funeral services at family residence, Friday; laid to rest in Myrtle Point cemetery.

Dec. 21, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Corbitt, Nellie May

DIED -- Nellie May daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Corbitt, in this city, May 23, 1897 after a lingering illness. Deceased was born at Crescent City, California on April 27, 1888, and was consequently nine years and twenty-six days old at the time of her death. The funeral services were conducted last Monday by Rev. J.E. Blair and the remains were gently laid to rest in the new cemetery.

29 May 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Corman, E.

DIED -- E. Corman at Redlands, California on June 8, 1897. An old pioneer of Coos county. Resided on North Fork about 20 years. A veteran of Civil War, is survived by his wife and son.

19 Jun. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Cornwell, Lafe

A choir of Arago neighbors sang at the funeral of Lafe Cornwell Saturday. Mr. Cornwell drove the Fishtrap school route from the time the district was consolidated until ill health three years ago forced him to give the job to his sons. He has been a familiar figure about Arago for such a long time that all in the community knew him and will miss him.

Aug 14 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Cornwell, Lafe

DEATH CALLS TWO
T.P.Hanly Passed at Bandon Last Night --- Lafe Cornwell Funeral Saturday
   Funeral services will be held at the Schroeder Bros. Chapel here tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. for Lafe Cornwell, who died Wednesday at Salem, where he was taken last week because of ill health. Interment will be in the Fishtrap cemetery.
   Mr. Cornwell was born in Kentucky, Dec. 5, 1859, and was 66 years and eight months in age. He was married, March 7, 1890, to Jane Culbertson, who survives him.
   Of the eleven children born to them, nine are still living, Mrs. Frank Miller, Mrs. A.J. Patrick, Gano, Wiley, Thos. [Thomas], Ray and Cerilda Cornwell, all of Arago, Mrs. Leonard Allen and Ray Cornwell, both of Coquille. There are also 18 grandchildren, eight great grand children surviving, besides five brothers and a sister.
   Mr. Cornwell had been a resident of Oregon for 34 years and had conducted a ranch at Fishtrap since coming to Coos county in 1905.

Aug. 7, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.1

Robyn Greenlund

Covell, Mrs. Fred

LOOKED TO STARS IN MURDER SCHEME
   Marshfield, Ore. Oct. 13 Plans for the deliberate slaying of prominent residents of Coos County with their families were laid by Arthur Covell, 47, a cripple famed as an astrologer, according to his reported confession to authorities here.
   With his 16 year old nephew, Alton Covell, he is held in the county jail after indictment  on a murder charge in connection with the death of Mrs. Fred Covell, Sept. 2, last.
   The nephew, it is said by the authorities, has confessed that he killed his stepmother while under the influence of his crippled uncle. The confession, it is declared, tells how the youth, hypnotized by the bed-ridden man, crept up behind his stepmother the morning of Sept. 2, while she was at work in her kitchen, and clamping an ammonia-soaked cloth over her face, smothered her to death.
   The astrologer, according to his purported admissions and to the confession of the nephew, based his schemes for the killing of Mrs. Covell and for wiping out at least a dozen persons of Coos county, upon the stars.

Oct. 13, 1923

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, Fitchburg Massachusetts

Shauna Williams

Cox, Floyd

SERVICES TODAY FOR FLOYD COX
Services will be held at Schroeder Bros. Chapel in Bandon at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1, for Floyd Cox, 57, who died of a heart attack at his home at Monmouth, Oregon, February 25. Deceased was a native of the Bandon area, having been born February 2, 1889, at Bear Creek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Cox. He was a logger by occupation and left this area 14 years ago to work at Brownsville where he remained for about five years. He later worked in other areas of the Willamette Valley. Surviving are his widow, Agnes; sons, Earl Cox, Coquille, Marvin Cox, Fall City, Oregon; daughters, Lucy Woods, Independence, Oregon; Pearl Leona, Myrtle Point; Betty Berger, Coquille; stepson, Elmer Davis, Eugene; step-daughter, Goldie Katske, Hoquiam, Wash. Interment was in the Knights of Pythias cemetery, Bandon.

'March 1, 1956

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Cox, James R.

LOCAL RESIDENT KILLED AT HILLSBORO
James R. Cox, 48, resident of this community whose father resides at Prosper was killed in an auto accident near Hillsboro, Oregon, August 29. The body was brought to Schroeder Bros. Mortuary at Coquille. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God in Bandon Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C.G. Christian officiating. Interment was in the KP cemetery. Deceased was a veteran of the first world war. A brother, Geo. F. Cox is employed at Winchester Bay.

'September 3, 1942

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Cox, James Robert

James Robert Cox, 48, of Balm Grove was killed almost instantly early Friday evening when his car was involved in a collision near Gales Creek. The body was removed to Bandon, where funeral services were held.

Thurs. Sept. 5, 1942

Hillsboro Angus, Hillsboro, OR

Arlene Poole Cox

Cox, Jessie
Cox, Jessie Elvira, at rest, June 23, 1969, dearly beloved wife of the late Ezra Cox; dear mother of Henry J. Cox, Ellsworth C. and Oscan F. Kirk; sister of Gus E. Dietz of Myrtle Point, Ore. A native of Myrtle Point, Ore.; aged 56 years. A Past Noble Grand and member of the Golden Link Rebekah Lodge No. 105, I.O.O.F.; Azir Zuanna No. 48, L.O.S.; Veteran Rebekah Assoc., No. 8, Fruitdale Circle No. 535; Neighbors of Woodcraft and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, Oakland Fourth Ward.

Friends are invited to attend the services Thursday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the new Colonial Chapel, 2626 High St., Oakland, Azir Zuanna No. 48, I.O.S. and Bishop Dale E. Roe officiating (Phone 526-5454).

[Gus Dietz m. Zelia Viola Hermann]
June 25, 1969
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA)

Robyn Greenlund

Cox, John R.

John R. Cox, 84, passed away October 17 at the Mercy Home For the Aged in North Bend to which place he was taken from Bandon several weeks ago. Cox, a pioneer dairy farmer on Bear Creek for many years, came here from Lane County and was married to Sarah Jane Haga who preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by six children, George of Winchester; Floyd of Sweet Home; Henry of Bandon; Mrs. Nancy Smith of Charleston; Mrs. Etta Calfin of McMinnville and Mrs. May Sells of Arago. Funeral services were held Wednesday October 20 at the Baptist Church in Bandon with burial in the K of P cemetery. Miss Mary Ayers officiating.

'October 21, 1943

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Cox, John R.

WOMAN PRESIDES AT JOHN COX FUNERAL
John R. Cox of Bandon, who died at the Keizer hospital, was 84 and a member of the Baptist Church of that city. Miss Mary Ayres officiated at the funeral ceremonies. The deceased was a pioneer dairyman of the Bear Creek area.

'October 28, 1943

Bandon Western World

Robyn Greenlund

Cox, Terry H.

Terry H. Cox, 65, of Coos Bay, born Jan. 23, 193 in Huron. SD, to Leonard W. and Susie (Hiner) Cox. Died Dec. 2, 2001 in Coos Bay. Moved to Coos Bay in 1943. Served in US Army from 1958 to 1960. Married Sharon Bollinter Sept. 10, 1960 in Silverton. Survived by his wife, Sharon Cox of Coos Bay; son, Leonard and Luella Cox of Coos Bay; daughter, Susan jenson of Portland; grandson, Neil Cox of Coos Bay; granddaughter Julie Cox of Coos Bay; mother Susie Cox of Coos Bay; sisters Miladean and Burl Noggle of North Bend and Mona Lee and Jack Lyche of Coos Bay. Preceeded in death by his father, Leonard Cox and his brother Delmor Cox. Arrangements by Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary. [Summarized]

4 Dec. 2001

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Crabb, Robert Hale

Reedsport -- Services for Robert Hale Crabb, 58, a resident of North Bend, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Unger Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at the Reedsport Cemetery. The Rev. David F. Done and the Rev. Lee Wright of the Calvary Mission Church of Reedsport will officiate. Mr. Crabb was born Oct. 5, 1920 in Hensley, Ark., and died Nov. 29 in Coos Bay. He married June Holmes on Nov. 15, 1946 in Coos Bay. Survivors include his widow, June, of North Bend; mother, Pearl Doyle of North Bend, three daughters, Roberta Summit, Donna Cribb, and Sandra Barker, all of North Bend; three brothers, Charlie of Great Falls, Mont., Jake of Houston, Texas, Chester of Spokane, Wash; one sister, Nina Hogan of Reedsport and seven grandchildren.

Friday Dec. 1, 1978

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Cribbins, Daniel Oliver

On Tuesday, January 13, 1925, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cribbins, of Bridge, died at the Clarke hospital. The boy was but nine months of age, named Daniel Oliver Cribbins. The parents have six other children.

16 Jan 1925

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Robyn Greenlund

Cribbins, Daniel Oliver

Daniel Oliver Cribbins, month old son of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Cribbins, died Tuesday morning at Clarke Hospital following an operation.

15 Jan. 1925

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Cribbins, Luetta L.

Died, on Catchen creek [sic; Catching Creek], Luetta L., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cribbins, aged 15 years, 1 month and 15 days. Her disease was consumption.

Dec. 16, 1884

Coquille City Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Crow, L. J.
George H. Crow, of West Myrtle Point received a dispatch Wednesday notifying him of the death of his brother, and he left the same day for Dillard to attend the funeral.
December 8, 1908
The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Cruckshank, David Earl

Retired City Employee Dies
David Earl Cruckshank, 77, retired employee of the Coquille city water department, died in Myrtle Point Dec. 23. He was a resident of Myrtle Point at the time of his death. Mr. Cruckshank was born May 22, 1892 in Saginaw, Mich., and had been a resident of Coos county since 1919. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Myrtle Point Chapel with the Rev. W. A. Briggs of the Myrtle Point Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park. Surviving are his widow, Sylvia of Myrtle Point, and a brother, T. J. Cruckshank of Coos Bay.

Jan. 1, 1970

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Culin, Walter
Culin -- At Coquille, Oregon, on Aug. 8, 1916, Walter L. Culin, M.D., son of Myra B and late John Culin, aged 50 years.
Thurs. Aug. 17, 1916
Philadephia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)

Robyn Greenlund

Cupps, Joseph Franklin

April 27, 1948 > May 4, 2009 (obituary)

'May 9, 2009

Curry Coastal Pilot

Robyn Greenlund


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Daly, E.E.

Farm Employee Killed and Robbed of His Earnings Near Coquille City
    MARSHFIELD, Or.- May 23.—News has reached here of the discovery near Coquille City of the body of E. E. Daly, who evidently had been murdered for his money. Jesse McQuigg while walking on the railroad at Cedar Point saw a man digging in the "brush, and an investigation later resulted in the discovery of Daly's body, buried just below the surface. There was a bullet hole in the back of the head. Daly came from Blackwell, Oklahoma, and had been working several months for a Coos River farmer. He was paid on Thursday, receiving $170. No money, was found on the body.

May 26, 1901

The San Francisco Call, San Francisco

Robyn Greenlund

Davenport, Delos

Overturning Car Kills Joseph Schilling, About to be Married, Meets Tragic Death [sic - Schilling was not killed]
Myrtle Point, Or -- June 20 -- (Special) -- When an automobile, returning from Marshfield last night and driven by Joseph Schilling, Jr., overturned two miles this side of Coquille, Delos Davenport, aged 22, was instantly killed. The other occupants, Ivan Rose and Lloyd Jarvis, as well as Schilling, escaped injury. The victim of the accident was to have married a prominent young woman of this city.

Jun 20, 1914

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Davis, (infant daughter)

Died, at Mr. Cribbin's, Catchen creek [sic; Catching Creek], Nov. 30th, of whooping cough, infant daughter of Joseph and Sarah Davis, aged 10 months.

Dec. 16, 1884

Coquille City Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Davis, D.A.

D.A. Davis, 19, Drowned
Dockhand Falls Overboard From Coquille River Boat Near Bandon
Bandon, Or., March 25 (Special) -- D.A. Davis, 19 years old, employed as a deck hand on the steamer Dispatch, was drowned in the Coquille river this morning. he was loading cans of milk onto the boat at Walstrom landing when he fell overboard.
He made no outcry and was not missed by his fellow workmen until he floated 100 feet down stream when one of the men saw him go down. His parents reside at Denver, Colo. He was formerly a member of the Bandon Coast Guard. The body has not been recovered.

'Mar. 26, 1920

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

[index only]

Davis, Hortentia D. (Bovee)

Mrs. J.C. Davis. Buried in cemetery near J.J. Lamb place. Hortentia D. Bovee was born in New York June 28, 1823; married J. Chandler Davis May 1, 1840. Migrated 1852 to Iowa, to Oregon 1873. He died 13 Nov. 1897. She leaves two daughters; died at youngest daughters, Eva Davis Paull; oldest, Mrs. Francis Davis Arms of Pullman, Washington.

13 Nov. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Davis, Nancy

Memorial services for Nancy Pearl Davis, 93, North Bend, will be held Monday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at North Bend Chapel with the Rev. David DeBow of the First Christian Church of North Bend officiating. The North Bend Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Davis was born June 23, 1890, at Fairview and died May 17 at North Bend. Her father was the Rev. Steven [Stephen] Hollenbeck [Hollenbeak], a Christian minister in the Fairview area for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Davis, in 1980.Survivors include a son, Olin Willard of North Bend; a daughter, Lila Raviotta of Davis, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1551, Coos Bay 97420.

'05/17/1984

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Susan Chase

Davis, Ronald

Ronald Davis, deck hand on the Dispatch, was drowned about eleven o'clock yesterday morning on the down trip of that boat, at one of the ranch landings below Parkersburg. He and another deck hand got off the boat and each had taken a can of milk and put it on the boat. By that time she had begun to swing out but no one saw Davis fall into the water.

March. 26, 1920

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Detwiler, Homer
Passed Away

Homer A. Detwiler was born on May 9th, 1890 at Plato, Mo. He came west to California in 1909 and was married to Miss Lillian Clinton April 25, 1910 and in August the same year came to Oregon, where he has resided up to the time of his death. He leaves a wife and four small children as well as numerous relatives and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss. Mention of the funeral was make last week, tho at the time we were unable to obtain the details given above. He was a good citizen and a good neighbor as well as a kind and affectionate husband and father, and will be much missed by all who knew him. The floral offerings were beautiful and profuse.
April 3, 1919 The Southern Coos County American

Robyn Greenlund

Doan, Allan "Bud" Raymond

Feb. 9, 1929, Santa Barbara, Calif > June 19, 2008, Salem, OR (obituary)

'Jun 25 2008

Curry Coastal Pilot

[index only]

Doan, Betty Lee (McCool)

April 1, 1934, Collinsville, Texas > Oct. 31, 2004 (obituary)

'Nov. 3 2004

Curry Coastal Pilot

CoquilleCommunityNews.com

Dodge, Hazen Altheist

DIED -- Hazen Althiest, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Dodge at their home in this city Tuesday evening November 2, 1897 of intussusception of the bowels, aged 6 months 2 weeks and 2 days.

6 Nov. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Dully, Mrs. Henrietta

Mrs. Henrietta Dully, wife of County Treasurer, John B. Dully, died at Coquille City, Saturday Jan. 14th, after a two week illness. The deceased, formerly Miss Henrietta Higley, was born in Portland, April 26, 1858, being 46 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. She was a native daughter of Oregon, and a Coos county pioneer, having moved to Sumner when a girl where she married to Mr. Dulley [sic] on January 18, 1876. A husband and ten children survive her.

Jan. 20, 1905

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Duncan, Arlo Nathan

Arlo Nathan Duncan, 81, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at [a] foster care home in Central Point. No services are planned. Southern Oregon Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
He was born on April 27, 1919 in Lebanon, Oregon. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1940 to 1946. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1949 with a degree in engineering and got his masters in teaching.
He lived in Myrtle Point from 1949 until 1962, where he was a teacher as well as principal Myrtle Crest Middle School. He moved to California and 11 years ago moved from California to Jacksonville.
He was a lifetime member of Bandon Masonic Lodge #130 and Hember of ihe Myrtle Poinl Lodge #78 and a 32nd degree mason. He was also a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed reading, camping and traveling.
Survivors include his four daughters. Terry Canavcllo-Roselle of Grants Pass; Cheryl Duncan of Los Angeles, California; Arlis Duncan of Jacksonville, Oregon; and Leslie Winslow of Walnut Creek, California; his sister, Anella Hunt of Talent; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

May 16, 2001

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund


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Edwards, Kenneth J.

Death Notice: 87, of North Bend, died Dec. 2, 2001 in Coos Bay. Born March 22, 1914 in Portland to George Neil and Hattie (Coovert) Edwards.

December 4, 2001

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Elbert, Louis
Name of Deceased: Louis Leon "Lee" Elbert
County Name: Coos
State: Ore
Newspaper: The World (Coos Bay, OR)
Date: 06-06-2006
Submitters Name: Robert Elbert

Obit: In loving memory of my father Louis Leon "Lee" Elbert.

Born on January 11, 1939 in Seneca, Missouri and passed away on June 6, 2006 at his home at about 2 PM working in his yard in Coaledo, Oregon in Coos County. Funeral service was on June 10, 2006 at 01:00 PM at the Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary in Coos Bay, Oregon.

My fathers body final resting place is at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay, Oregon but his soul lives on for ever in Heaven.

For over 30 plus years my father was a heavy equipment operator for the Weyerhaeuser Co. in North Bend, Oregon.

He was a professional artist in the artistic area of oils, pencils and working with wood. His love for music and his banjo took second chair to his one and only true love that he meet at about 16 years old my mother and his wife Grace Elbert.

My father had 5 brothers and 3 sisters, 3 brothers pass a way befor he did.

Surviving are his wife and his two sons and two brothers and all three sisters. I have never meet a more caring and loving earthly father towards his family in my 50+ years on this rock.
June 6, 2006
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
Robert Elbert

Endicott, Miss Nannie C.

Died, at Oak, Coos county, Oct. 1, Miss Nannie C. Endicott, aged 20 years.

Oct 9, 1895

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Endicott, Mrs. Belle

Mrs. Belle Endicott, wife R C Endicott, died typhoid fever at Myrtle creek Feb 13.

Feb 22, 1898  

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Engwicht, Fred

There have been nine fatalities since the publication of the last report upon which the board has made no findings for the reason that cause of death was so unmistakable and the companies so free from negligence, that an investigation was not deemed necessary. They are:
Fred Engwicht, January 1, 1895, Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern, (no station listed)

1895

Biennial report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Oregon, 1895

Robyn Greenlund

Erichsen, Kurt Daniel

A Memorial Service for Kurt D. Erichsen, 50, of Coquille, Oregon will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 11 am at Bible Baptist Church, 1226 N. Dean St. in Coquille. Kurt was born May14, 1958 in Myrtle Point to Jacob Erick Erichsen (deceased) and Dannia Faye (Brown) Erichsen of Coquille. Kurt died on July 5 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene.
Kurt was raised on a dairy farm in Riverton, Oregon where he started grade school. The family later moved into town. During high school Kurt lettered in wrestling and football as a manager, he played the trombone and enjoyed being in the marching band. Kurt lived in Coquille his entire life except for some college in Arizona and a short military service in the Air Force with an honorable discharge. Kurt worked for Wilson-Dunn Glass before becoming a millwright for Roseburg Forest Products where he worked for over 22 years, following in the footsteps of his father who was also a millwright.
Kurt had many interests in life. He loved to read. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, electronics, golf, Jeeps and Elvis. Kurt was a gun enthusiast, a member of the NRA and had once been a Hunter Safety Course instructor. Kurt was teaching himself the guitar and played along with friends.
Kurt was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church and later became a member of Bible Baptist Church. He and his wife were once in the Christian Motorcycle Association group Rainbow Riders and enjoyed motorcycle trips together. Kurt was proud of his 15 years as a Reserve Deputy with the Coos County Sheriff's Office. He earned his Ham Radio license and was part of the local Ham Radio Club.
Kurt was in the Civil Air Patrol for a short time with his son. Kurt loved life and met few people he did not like. He had many friends and will be greatly missed. Kurt is survived by his mother Dannia Edgley, his brother Matthew of Langley AFB, VA, his sister Erika of Somerset, KY; his wife Tracey, his children Rheann and Nathan of Coquille, Cristina and Nick of Somerset, KY, and Codi of Oroville, CA. He had 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, 396- 3158.

'July 5, 2008

CoquilleCommunityNews.com

Robyn Greenlund

Evans, Jake

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

Dec. 12, 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Janet

Evernden, Lester Lloyd

Myrtle Point -- A lifetime resident of Coos County and retired woodsman, Lester Lloyd Evernden, 78, died unexpectedly at his home on Hall's Creek, Arago, Wednesday, April 17. Mr. Evernden was born Aug. 13, 1884, at Bridge. The Graveside service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Ocean View Memory Gardens, Empire. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Wolff, minister of the Church of the Brethren, Myrtle Point. Mr. Evernden is survived by two brothers, Joseph P, Broadbent, and Charles A., Phoenix, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Alice E. Aasen and Mrs. Susie D. Hoffman, both of Myrtle Point. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Apr. 18, 1963

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Karen Mentzer

Fales, George

Killed a Man for 75 Cents
Coquille, Or., Sept. 11.-A. Webster, proprietor of the Ocean House, shot and killed George Fales, a waiter, during a quarrel about 75 cents which Fales claimed was due him. Threats of lynching Webster are heard.

Sept. 11, 1891

Aberdeen Daily News

Robyn Greenlund

Farrar, Mrs. J.H. (Bryant)

Mrs. J.H. Farrar, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. bryant, and formerly a resident of this county, died Friday at Myrtle Point. She will be buried at Ashland tomorrow, and the Bryants and Mrs. C.R. DeLap were over there to attend the funeral. Mrs. Farrar was also the mother of Mrs. Claude Coon, formerly of this city.

Jun 19, 1916

The Evening Herald, Klamath Falls, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Fay, James
Suicide or Homicide

We clip the following from the Roseburg Independent in regard to the death of Hon. James D. Fay, formerly president of the Oregon State Senate:

Empire City, May 30 – The people of this place were startled this morning by the report that Jas. D. Fay had killed himself.  It soon became known that this was the sad fact, and a coroner’s inquest of the body of deceased resulted in the finding of the following verdict:

We, the jury summoned to inquire into the cause of the death of James D. Fay, do find that deceased came to his death by a wound inflicted by a pistol shot fired from a pistol held in his own hands.

The facts developed by the testimony given before the jury were that the night previous he had retired in company with L. F. Lane about 12 o’clock.  After that time he took two or three drinks, but not sufficient, as Mr. Lane testified, to produce delirum tremens, Mr. Lane then left him, and Mr. Fay went to the Star saloon, and was sitting by the stove reading a newspaper when Mr. E. W. Sprague and A. W. Sprague, his brother – keepers of the saloon – went out and left him sitting there.  They shortly afterwards heard the report of a pistol, and ran back to the saloon, where they found Mr. Fay still seated in the chair, with his head bent forward, with the blood flowing freely from his head and his pistol lying in his lap.  Dr. Mackey testified that death had resulted almost instantaneously with the shot.  Mr. Fay came here from San Francisco, and was attending to business he had in court.  He had made many friends, and his sudden and tragic death has case a gloom over the entire community.

The following is a dispatch to the Oregonian, from friends of Mr. Fay in San Francisco:

San Francisco, May 31st – Regarding the recent supposed suicide of James D. Fay at Empire City, Ogn., the friends of deceased in this city are loth to believe that he died by his own hand.  They state that Mr. Fay had made some bitter enemies in Oregon by his participation in certain litigation, and that some few years ago he was waylaid and nearly killed by two brothers names Ish, one of whom he shot and dangerously wounded.  Since then threats have repeatedly been made against his life.  A telegram has been sent requesting that the pistol be retained as evidence.  The surroundings are so peculiar that it is proposed to institute a thorough examination.
Saturday, June 7, 1879
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Genealogy Trails

Ferguson, Roy Harley

No Blame Placed Ferguson Death
Myrtle Point -- Sept. 22 (Special) -- A coroners jury decided Tuesday afternoon that no one was criminally responsible for the death last Friday night of Roy Harley Ferguson, Grants Pass, in an automobile accident between Powers and Agness.
The jury returned a verdict finding that Ferguson's death resulted from a skull fracture received in the accident.
Jurors empanelled by Coroner Brewer Mills included: Ron Endicott, Fred Mantz, J.H. Clarno, Ervin R. Wilburger, Gayle M. Baker and Richard Lauderbach. The inquest began at 1 p.m. at the Schroeder mortuary. Testimony was heard from Dr. Edmund Gurney, Myrtle Point; Kenneth A. Curtis, state police officer; John R. Flater, ambulance driver; Walter J. Master, another passenger in the wrecked auto, and Glenn W. Grove the driver. The jury deliberated 10 minutes, returning its findings at 2:15 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 22, 1948 pg.1

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Ferreri, Charles
Three Are Killed In Coos Mine Disaster

Two Other Workmen Are Seriously Injured by Explosion at Beaver Hill Property

Marshfield, Or., Nov. 1 – Three dead and two injured was the toll today of a gas explosion which occurred last night 3,000 feet below the surface in the Beaver Hill coal mine, near here.  Only one body has been recovered, as black damp is impending rescue work.

All the victims were workmen.  The dead, John Lowe, Charles Ferreri and Martin Bomar left families.  Lowe’s wife and two daughter reside in Oakland, Cal.

The explosion occurred on the lower level while the night shift was working.  The mine is owned by the Southern Pacific company.

The bodies of Lowe and Ferreri were still in the pit today.  The two injured men, Thomas Harrison and Thomas Kelvin, it was believed would recover.
Wednesday, November 1, 1916
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Files, 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

Finley, Richard N.

R. N. Finley Buried Yesterday Richard N. Finley, a veteran of the World war, passed away here Monday after an illness of five years, at the age of 45 years. Interment was made at Roseburg, whence the body was taken by the Gano funeral car, services there being held at two o'clock yesterday. Mr. Finley was born at Crawfordsville, Ore., July 6, 1894, and he resided there until he joined the army and went to the Mexican border, June 29, 1916. He was with the American Expeditionary forces in Europe from Dec. 14, 1917, to June 28, 1919, and upon his return to the U. S. was discharged, he then having the rank of sergeant. In 1920 he came to Coquille and was married to Mrs. LaVina Agostino here. She survives him as do her children, James Agostino, of Alaska, Mrs. Margarita Brodie and Mrs. John Norton, of Coquille. He is also survived by his father, George Finley, register of the land office in Roseburg, and by five sisters: Mrs. Althca James and Miss Georgia Finley, of Portland; Mrs. Ruth Music, of Crawfordsvllle, Ore.; Mrs. Lola Campbell, of Oakland, California; Mrs. Maude Turnbow, of Eugene.

Aug 3, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Flanagan, Mrs. Patrick

Mrs. P. Flanagan, of Newport, died on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, after a lingering illness. 

Sep. 9, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Flanagan, Patrick

Patrick Flanagan died in San Francisco at noon, 72 years (Monday). Conducted mining stores and run pack trains in Humbug, Yreka and Idaho in the 50's. Married on July 7, 18559 to Miss Ellen Winchester, daughter of T.W. Winchester, early pioneer. Mr. Flanagan's children are Mrs. T.R. Sheridan, Roseburg, Mrs. T. Barry, Marshfield, Miss May and Miss Annie Flanagan, E.C. Flanagan, James H. Flanagan and John W. Flanagan. Also survived by his brother John Flanagan, Esquire of Empire City and sister, Mrs. Kate Mullen who resides with her daughter at San Francisco. Funeral held at family residence Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Floyd, (infant)

The three month old child of Mr. and Mrs. William Floyd, of Riverton, died Wednesday Nov. 9th. The remains were brought to this place for burial. The parents have the sympathy of all in sad bereavement.

Nov. 18, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Franklin, August

August Fox shot and instantly killed Frank Franklin at Gardiner a week ago Friday.

Jul 1, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Freelove, Donald L.

Death Notice: 64, of Charleston, died Dec. 3, 2001 in Coos Bay.

4 Dec. 2001

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Fullerton, “Mickey”

Died, Wednesday morning, “Mickey” Fullerton, aged 80 years.

Jan. 8, 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund


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Galbreth, Ethel
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

Garoutte, Mrs. Rena

Bandon -- Mrs. Rena Garoutte, 77, long time resident of the area died at her home here Sunday after a long illness. She was born in Iowa on Feb. 17, 1885. She is survived by three sons, Walter V. (Bud) Garoutte, Coos Bay; Leonard L. and Mark C., both of Winston, five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Ford, Pacific City, Ore., and Mrs. Flossie Herman, Bandon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Schroeder Bros. Mortuary with the Rev. Timothy Dalrymple of the Presbyterian Church officiating.

Monday Nov. 12, 1962

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Gay, Varena

GAY -- Varena Gay of 2405 West 18th Avenue, Eugene, passed away January 17, 1979, at the age of 82. She was born May 18, 1896, in New Pine Creek, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank G. Gay, in July 1949, who is buried in Coos Bay, Oregon. She has lived in Oregon most of her life and in the Eugene area for 22-1/2 years. She is survived by 4 children: Violet Lemerande of Portland, Viola Embry of Portland, Eleanore York of Medford, and Thelma Mitchell of Eugene; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 3745 West 11th Avenue, Eugene. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Oregon.

'January 18, 1979

Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Jim Dezotell

Getty, Charles E.

Executive notice for Charles E. Getty, first day of publication July 17, 1912

6 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Gilliland, Roy

Oregon ‘Cyclist Killed
UKIAH, Cal – (UP) – Roy Gilliland, Powers, Ore., was killed Monday when his motorcycle collided with an auto on hilltop grade near Underwood Park in Mendocina County.

Wednesday, March 1, 1950

Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Jim Dezotell

Gooderham, Dena
Dena Gooderham, 53, formerly of La Grande, died May 16 of natural causes in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel.

Dena was born Jan. 28, 1955, in La Grande. She was a homemaker and dedicated mother with a deep love for music and her cherished pet cats. She was baptized as a child in the First Christian Church of La Grande.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Bork; one grandson; parents, Jerry and Norma Gooderham; and sisters, Kris Franz and Julie Haines.
Friday, May 25, 2007
The Observer (La Grande, OR)

Gooderham, Gerald
Formerly of La Grande
1929-2013

Gerald "Jerry" Arlo Gooderham, 83, died March 16 in Coos Bay.

Jerry was born in Baker City on Sept. 11, 1929, to William and Laura Gooderham. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1947 and soon began courting Norma Jean Campbell. They were married in 1950.

After the birth of their children, Jerry and Norma moved to Portland and later settled in Coos Bay. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a deep love for his family. One of his hunting buddies was quoted as saying, " I never met anyone who didn't like Jerry."

He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Kristine Franz and Julie Gooderham; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Later in his life, he suffered the loss of two of his children, Jeffery in 1998 and Dena in 2007.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Observer (La Grande, OR)

Goodrich, George

Whirled to His Death
Marshfield, Or. March 11 (Special) - George Goodrich, an employee in the Coquille Lumber Mill, was caught in the shafting and whirled to his death today. All his clothing was torn off before the machinery could be stopped. The dead man was well known here, and his death was a great shock. He leaves a wife and ten children.

'Mar. 12 1908

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

 

Graves, Harry
Marshfield, Or., Jan. 24 – (Special) – Harry Graves, 50 years a resident of the Coos Bay district, died today at his ranch home, a few miles south of this city.  Mr. Graves for the past few years had conducted a ranch raising chickens and strawberries.  His berries were the first  in the Coos Bay market every season.
Sunday, January 25, 1920
The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Robyn Greenlund
Green, James
Near Randolph, Coos county, on Monday, Sept. 29th, James Green committed suicide by shooting himself through the head.  He and one of his neighbor had some difficulty about some land, and he thought the better way to settle it would be to put himself out of the way.  A note addressed to a friends was found on his person, stating that he was about to take a dose of landanum.  After taking the drug he again writes, that it had no effect upon him, and he would fix himself the next time.  He then placed a pillow before the fire, laid down upon it, and shot himself through the head.  Deceased was about fifty-six years of age and unmarried.
Saturday, October 11, 1879
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Genealogy Trails

Green, William

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

Griffin, Daniel Frederick

Celebration of Life. [online submission without details]

Sept. 23, 1998

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Arlene Poole Cox

Guerin, C.N.
Guerin, L.

Last week Geo. H. Guerin, Sr., had the remains of his mother, Mrs. C.N. Guerin, removed from the Myrtle Point cemetery and the remains of Mr. L. Guerin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Guerin, Sr., from the cemetery at Eckley, and taking them to Langlois had them re-interred by the side of the grave of Wm. H. Guerin, Sr., a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Guerin.

16 Sep., 1914

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay

Robyn Greenlund

Guigetti, Peilagrino

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

Gurney, Mrs. G.N. [Norah Hebard]

Mrs. G. N. Gurney, died at Remote, last Friday, Nov. 11, 1904, after a short illness. Deceased was a daughter of Sam Hibbard [sic] of Douglas county and was united in marriage about two years ago to George Gurney, one child being the result of this union. She was a good wife and neighbor and leaves many friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Enchanted.

Nov. 18, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Gurney, Voltaire

Voltaire Gurney, a pioneer resident of the Siuslaw valley, was killed by a falling limb of the tree which he was cutting down on his farm on the N. Fork of the Siuslaw, 10 miles from Florence. The limb struck his head, reaching the skull and causing concussion of the brain. He died several hours afterward, before physician could arrive from Florence. Leaves a family. He was 61. Brother of G.V. Gurney of Remote.

Oct. 28, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund


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Hacker, Isaiah

Coquille, Ore – March 18 – Isaiah Hacker, one of the best know pioneers of Coos county, died at his home in Coquille this afternoon. He has been suffering for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was 87 years, 11 months, and 11 days.
Mr. Hacker came to the county from Boston about 60 years ago. At first both he and his wife were school teachers in Empire. He was also one of the early editors of the Coast Mail which later became the Coos Bay Times. The firm name was Hacker, Webster and Lockhart.
Mr. Hacker has always stood for high ideals and for the highest things in the line of education for the young people. He will be greatly missed in all lines of work for the county in genearl, and for Coquille in particular.
He leaves to mourn his loss; his widow, Mrs. Addie G. Hacker; their daughter, Mrs. L.H. Hazard; and three grandchildren, Austin, Marjorie and Adrian Hazard.
Funeral services were held at the episcopal church in Coquille, on Wednesday afternoon, intermen being made in the Masonic cemetery.

Mar. 20, 1924

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Haga, John

Pioneer Bandon Man Buried Tomorrow
Funeral services are to be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Bandon, for John Haga, 67, who passed away at the Belle Knife hospital in Coquille, where he was taken Sunday from his home in Bandon. Mr. Haga, on the the pioneer residents of the Bandon area, operated a large ranch on Bear creek for many years, and later, a store there. He is survived by his widow, one son, Orvil of Myrtle Point, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Feb. 18, 1943

Myrtle Point Herald, p.1

Robyn Greenlund

Haga, Kenneth James

Kenneth James Haga, 57, who lived his entire life in south-western Oregon, died June 15 in Bandon. Mr. Haga was born June 15, 1911, in Bandon. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Bandon Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Fitch, Pacific Community Church, officiating. Interment followed in the Pioneer Cemetery, Bandon. Survivors include his widow, Irma C., Bandon; son, Kenneth J. Haga, Jr., US Navy, Okinawa; daughters, Dorothy Creach, Riverton; Connie May Cooper, Bandon; Ifa Verlene Richlein, Hauser; 13 grandchildren; brothers Arthur and Ronny Haga, Bandon; Warren Haga, Coquille; sisters, Clara Sweet and Geneieve Potterf, Bandon; Bessie Auer, Aurora, Ore; Verna Head, Klamath Falls and Lucille Rydlund of Coquille.

Thurs., June 20, 1968

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Haga, Lester Eldred “Bud”

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR LESTER (BUD) HAGA
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Coquille for Lester Eldred (Bud) Haga, 65, who died Dec. 26 in his Coquille home after an extended illness. Born in Parkersburg March 9, 1902, he lived his entire life in Coos county and had been employed by the State Highway department since a young man. Burial will follow in the old pioneer cemetery in Bandon. Surviving are a son, Neil, and a daughter, Berneice Kollar, and six grandchildren, all of Coquille; mother, Irlean Abney, Bandon; sisters, Mrs. W.J. (Clara) Sweet, Bandon; Bess Auer, Champoeg Park; brother Arthur Haga; halfbrother, Kenneth, Warren and Ronnie, of Bandon; half-sister Laverna Head, Klamath Falls; Lucille Rydlund, Coquille, Genevieve Potterf, Bandon; numerous nieces and nephews

'Thurs, Dec. 26, 1967

Bandon Western World

Arlene Poole Cox

Haga, Wesley Jackson

Wesley Jackson Haga, 79, a resident of the Bandon area for 83 years, died Thursday morning at his farm home on Bear Creek following a heart attack. Born December 10, 1872 in Independence, Va., Mr. Haga came west with his parents when he was a small child to settle near Eugene. He came to Coos County when 18 years old and has followed farming all his life. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Irlean Haga, Bear Creek; 10 children, Mrs. Bessie Auer, Newberg; Mrs. Clara Sweet, Mrs. Genevieve Albertson, Warren Haga, all of Bandon; Mrs. Lucille Rydund, Myrtle Point; Lester Haga, Coquille; Arthur Haga, Newlake; Kenneth Haga, Coos Bay; Mrs. Verna Head, Klamath Falls, and Ronnie Haga at home; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Interment will be in the old Bandon Cemetery. Wesley Chappell will officiate.

'Fri, Nov 28, 1952

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Haley, Morton A.

Two Killed at Hauser, Myrtle Point
Two persons were killed and five persons hospitalized in automobile accidents in Coos county over the weekend. Dead were Noreen M. Cole, 25, of Cedar Nook and Morton A. Haley, 42, of Norway. Injured and in McAuley Hospital in Coos Bay were Mr. and Mrs. Gene West of Mapleton, Ore.; their daughter, Linda, about 7 and their son James about 8. A third son, Carl, was released in care of Dean Campbell of North Bend to await arrival of relatives. The most spectacular crash occurred late Saturday at the junctions of the old and new Highway 101 at Hauser. A car driven by Miss Cole entered the new speedway from the old highway, according to Coroner Brewer Mills, and was struck broadside by the West vehicle. Mills said Miss Cole apparently did not realize that the new speedway was opened. It took two ambulances to remove the injured from the highway on which dedication ceremonies are scheduled Sept. 20. Miss Cole died several hours later in McAuley hospital. It was the second bad accident on the new highway before it was officially opened. Haley's body was discovered this morning in his car, which had plunged off the bridge a mile north of Myrtle Point on the Coquille highway. Acting Coroner Howard Rushing of Myrtle Point estimated the time of death as between 9 p.m. and midnight and said he died of chest injuries.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Hall, Al

Al Hall, who passed away last week, was the last of the Coos bay contingent to penetrate the Yukon over the Chilicoot Pass at the time of the Klondyke gold discovery. As we remember there were Andy Neal, Bob Thompson, Andrew Jackson, and Nels (Piledriver) Rasmussen. Chas. Bailey, of Curry county, who went in with them is still living in the Southern country.

Aug. 30 1934

Marshfield Sun, Marshfield, Or

Robyn Greenlund

Hall, Howard
COOS BAY - A service of thanksgiving was held June 6 for Howard Adgate Hall Jr. of Coos Bay, formerly of Eugene, who died June 1 at age 78. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Hall was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Eugene to Howard Hall Sr. and Marjory Williams Hall. He married Bea Gay in 1949. She died in February 1987. He married Nellie Ripper in Coos Bay on Dec. 26, 1992.

He was a fifth-generation Oregonian and was raised in a house in Eugene that is now on a historical register. He graduated from Eugene's University High School in 1942. Hall attended the University of Oregon until he joined the Army, serving in the 100th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze Star.

Hall returned to Eugene and completed his degree in 1949, becoming the fourth generation of his family to earn a UO degree. He received a master's degree in fine arts in 1951.

Hall moved to Klamath Falls and worked as the head of the art department with the Klamath County School District. In 1964, he moved to Coos Bay, where he worked as an associate professor and developed the art department at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Hall taught courses in a college annex at the North Bend Airport and was instrumental in moving the department to several sites on campus. He retired in 1985.

He was an active oil painter and collector. Hall painted murals for the Lane County Courthouse in the early 1960s. His paintings are on display around the state, including at the Coos Art Museum, the UO Museum of Art and the Klamath Art Gallery. Hall served on and was chairman of many committees with the Coos Art Museum and was instrumental in the growth of the museum.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Gayann Hall of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Robin Hall of Portland, Tracy Hall of Boylston, Mass., and Allison McKinney of Big Bear, Calif.; a son, Howard of New York; two stepsons, John Ripper of Portland and Richard Ripper of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Susan Harmon of Coquille; and five grandchildren.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Coos Bay Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coos Art Museum.
Friday, June 7, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FoFG

Hall, William

William Hall, a venerable old gentleman died near this city at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Ferry, Wednesday morning, April 21, 1897, at the age of 94 years and five days. He was a native of North Carolina and came to Coos county about fifteen years ago. His remains were interred Thursday in the family cemetery on the Ferry Ranch.

24 Apr 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Hamble, Elias H.

The body of Elias H. Hamble, newcomer to Coquille, was found on the Railroad track Friday morning. Appears he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He came to Coos county a few months ago, from Newport, Wash. Those who knew him said he was not mentally responsible.

6 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Hamilton, Capt.

Capt. Hamilton, who came to Oregon some twenty years ago, died at Marshfield on Thursday last. He was nearly if not seventy-five years of age, and has been suffering many months with a chronic complaint for which there was no cure. He was probably one of the most sinewy and muscular men we ever met, and he was possessed of that determined will which characterized the pioneers of '49. He will be remembered by many both in this State and in California as a social gentleman and a sterling friend.

Jul 8-15, 1874

Coos Bay Times, Empire City

Robyn Greenlund

Hammack, Mrs. Cassie [Royer]

Cassie May Royer was born in Myrtle Point Sept. 24, 1895, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Royer. She died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dan Miller, at Myrtle Point, Wednesday, January 31, 1923, at the age of 27 years, 7 months, 6 days. ON September 20, 1915, she was united in marriage to James Hammack, and to this union was born two daughters, Mildred and Setlla. Her husband and her father and little brother have preceeded her to the Great Beyond. She leaves to mourn her loss; her two daughters; her mother and step-father; her grandfather, Elder Thomas Barklow; seven brothers and four sisters; with many uncles, aunts, cousins, neices, nephews and friends. Services will be held at Fishtrap tomorrow, Friday, February 2, and interment will be made in the Fishtrap cemetery, where she will be laid beside her husband.

Feb. 1, 1923

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Hampton, William A. Briban

DIED at home of parents on South Fork November 25, 1897, Wm. A. Briban Hampton after two weeks illness, aged 15 years, 5 months, 28 days. Buried Whittington cemetery.

4 Dec. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Hanly, Thomas Piercy

DEATH CALLS TWO
T.P.Hanly Passed at Bandon Last Night --- Lafe Cornwell Funeral Saturday
   Thomas Piercy Hanly, one of the most infulential and best know men of the Coquille valley, passed away at ten o'clock last night at the hospital in Bandon. He had been in poor health since he suffered a stroke of paralysis a few years ago, and had only recently been brought back from North Bend where he had been taken for treatments.
   Funeral services will be held at the Scroeder chapel in Bandon at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Bandon, where the B.P.O.Elks will be in charge of the graveside services.
   Mr. Hanly was born in San Francisco, Jan. 10, 1860. He came to Coos county in 1881 and on June 5 of that year was united in marriage to Miss Dora Schroeder.
   Three children were born to that union, Mrs. W.J. Sweet and Mrs. Clay Garoutte, of Bandon, and Thomas Hanly who operates the Hanly ranch across the river from Riverton.
   Mr. Hanly was interested in the timber business for many years, being a part owner of the old Randolph mill and later connected with the Pershbaker lumber undustry. Until advancing in years made it necessary he did not give up an active interest in his ranch.
   He was the president of the Bank of Bandon, has been a member of the Port of Bandon commission since its creation and had always been active in all county affairs, being a progressive citizen who worked for the development of Coos county.
   He and Mrs. Hanly were one of the couples who were guests at the Golden Wedding Jubilee at the Corn Show [Coquille] in 1934.

Aug. 7, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.1

Robyn Greenlund

Hansen, Howard

Another Drowning at Bandon
   Howard Hansen, of Empire, was lost and Jessie Weinel of Marshfield, was rescued by the Bandon U.S. Coast Guard crew under the command of Captain Raymond Wilson shortly after 5:09 a.m. Wednesday, when the crab-fishing gas boat Glenora capsized and went to pieces while outward bound over the Coquille River bar.
   Three fishing vessels were crossing at the time. The Sea Lion, operated by Stankavich Bros. of Bandon, and the Eleene, owned by Harry Olson, of Tokeland, wash., were in the lead. The third boat, also owned by Olson, was apparently making good headway when suddenly the tiller chain shapped in two and the little craft was left helpless without a rudder. This happened, according to Wienel, when the first minor breaker hit the boat. Immediately a heavier sea struck and capsized the boat, throwing both men into the water.
   Within three minutes from the time the man in the lookout station telephoned what he saw on the bar to station headquarters, the crew had a power boat in the river, and it was less than 15 minutes from the time of the wreck until the coast guard had Weinel in their boat.
   For several hours the coast guard boat, assisted by the Sea Lion and the Eleene, searched the waters in the surrounding area for Hansen, but he wasn't sighted at any time. There was a strong ebb tide at the time and it is believed that the body was carried out to sea. Hansen was about 30 years old. He had a wife and three little children at Empire. He came to Coos county from North Cove, where he had followed deep crab fishing.-- [Bandon] Western World.

Aug. 7, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.4

Robyn Greenlund

Hansen, Margie
REEDSPORT, Jan. 9 – (Special) – Of interest to local friends was the death of Mrs. Charles Hansen, 30, of Marshfield, which occurred at Keizer hospital on Thursday, December 29.  As Margie Wallace, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Wallace, and the sister of the later “Squeak” Wallace, she was well known in Reedsport where she was employed in the office of the West Coast Telephone company.

Survivors are her husband, Charles Hansen; two children, Leonard, 13, and Lois, 10; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Wallace of Marshfield; two brothers, Clifford, of Alameda, California, and James, of Marshfield; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Boekeloo, Mrs. Doris Wade, and Miss Rebecca Wallace, all of Marshfield.  Funeral services were held Saturday of last week at the Thuerwachter funeral home, with interment in Sunset cemetery, Marshfield.
Monday, January 9, 1939
The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Harmon, William H.

Wm Harmon Buried Sunday
Funeral services were conducted at the Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries here at 1:30 Sunday afternoon for Wm. H. Harmon, who passed away early last Thursday morning after being ill for 20 years and spending the last four and one-half years of his life in the hospital, where he suffered constantly from infectious arthritis.
Rev. F. H. Barr officiated at the services and interment was in the Fox bridge cemetery. The Coquille lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member, conducted services at the graveside.
Besides his sister, Miss Sadie Harmon, he is survived by eleven nieces, four nephews and a large number of great nephews and great nieces.
He was born in the Lee section, where he spent all his life. March 9, 1875, being 85 years, three months and 18 days of age at the time of his passing.

Jul 4, 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Harper, Willa J.

Death Notice: 70, of Powers, died June 8, 2006, in Coos Bay.

10 Jun. 2006

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Harrington, Belle

Bandon: DIED -- Belle Harrington, 14 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Harrington. She had been ill for about two weeks and died Tuesday morning.

Dec, 11, 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Harrison, Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Harrison, wife of Benjamin Harrison, died Saturday at her home on the East Fork, pneumonia being the cause of death. She was born September 26th, 1844, and was therefore 60 years, 3 months and 26 days of age. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Harrison in 1864, and the result of this union was nine children, eight of whom, together with the husband, survive her. The deceased was a pioneer resident of this section and was held in high esteem by her neighbots and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Thos. Barklow and the remains interred in the Myrtle Point Cemetery.

Jan. 20, 1905

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Hart, Joan Ellen or Jean Ellen

Body of Child is Recovered
Coquille, Sept. 23 -- (Special) The body of Joan Hart, seven, was recovered from the Coquille river about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The child had been missing since mid-afternoon Saturday. It had been feared that she had fallen into the river and drowned as she had been seen near the bank earlier in the afternoon. The body was found by Tom Shipman, a Riverton commercial fisherman, about a quarter of a mile downstream from Riverton. He was going home when he saw the body along the bank. The tide was out. Since the girl was missed, coast guardsmen from Bandon, state police and neighbors dragged every day in the Riverton community. The child is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hart. Two brothers and a sister survive her. The body was taken to the Schroeder mortuary in Coquille. Elbert Schroeder was deputized as acting coroner to make an investigation. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Adventist church in Coquille. Burial will be at Bandon.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Hartley, Mrs. Linchie

Mrs. Linchie Hartley died at the home of her son, Carlisle Hartley, on the east Fork, last Tuesday, January 21, 1896 at the advanced age of 79 years. Buried at Myrtle Point.

25 Jan. 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Hatcher, Delaney “Laney”

Myrtle Point Man Dies Very Suddenly
Lancy Hatcher Succumbs to Heart Failure at the Home of Jim Hobson
Myrtle Point, Ore.  May 14 -- Laney Hatcher died very suddenly at the Jim Hobson home of heart failure. Mr. Hatcher had worked hard all day and was in his usual good health. But shortly after he retired, the Hobson's heard queer breathing in his room, and on entering found him breathing his last. Dr. Pemberton was called but he had passed away before the doctor arrived.

Tues. May 14, 1918

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Hatcher, Mrs. Henrietta

Mrs. Henrietta Hatcher, who has been ailing for several months, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson, Saturday, April 28th, at the age of twenty-seven years eight months and twenty-eight days. She was born August 1st, 1889. September 26, 1908, she was married to Everett Hatcher, and is the mother of Violet and Frank Hatcher. She is also survived by one brother, Frank Nelson, Jr. and one sister, Mrs. Gussie Nelson. Funeral [sic] were held at the family home near Norway, at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and interment was in the Norway cemetery. Elder Thomas Barklow had charge of the services.

May 4, 1916

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Hatcher, Joseph
Oregonian Dies in Honolulu

Honolulu, T.H., March 9 -- (By the Associated Press) -- Joseph Hatcher of Myrtle Point, Or., a private in the United States army here, died suddenly of heart disease at Fort Ruger here today. He collapsed while skipping rope, part of his training program [unreadable] athletics.
March 10, 1925
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Hawkins, Harry

Murder Over 50 Cents-Case From Curry County
Frank M. Pennington, of Gold Beach, world war veteran, 38 years of age, was brought to the county Jail here on Monday, charged with second degree murder. His assault was on Harry Hawkins, whom he hit over the head and then fatally stabbed on Rogue river, following a quarrel over 50 cents. Hawkins, who is an Indian, had given Pennington $1.50 to buy liquor with. The whiskey was not purchased and when Pennington returned only one dollar to Hawkins, the quarrel ensued.

Mar. 28, 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Hekkila, Andrew
On the 6th, Andrew Hekkila and Fred Larkstrom, says the Plaindealer, while on their way to Marshfield on Coos Bay, in a small boat, with sail spread to the breeze, were capsized, and Heikkila, who was thrown some distance from the boat, was drowned.  Larkstrom clung to the boat and was saved.  The body of the unfortunate man could not be recovered.
Saturday, March 3, 1883
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
FoFG

Heller, Clara E.

McKinley News
Miss Clara E. Heller, daughter of Chas. [Charles] and Amanda Heller who were among the first settlers on Cherry creek, passed away Sunday from a heart attack. She had been an invalid for many years and a few days before her death became worse but it was not thought she was in any immediate danger. The interment took place in the Dora cemetery beside her father who passed away about two years ago.

Aug 31 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Henderson, E. Stanley “Steve”

The Rev. Leslie Dunton of Emmanual Episcopal Church will officiate at final rites Wednesday at 11 a.m. for E. Stanley (Steve) Henderson, 62, who died Saturday of a heart attack. A native of Natwata, Okla., Henderson had lived in Coos Bay since 1907. He had been employed by the Evans Products Co. for 20 years and for several years had served as chief engineer for the plant. A son, William Stanley Henderson lost his life in Germany during World War II. Survivors include his widow, Esther, a daughter, Mrs. Kinley Henderson, and one grandson, John Henderson who is flying here from Winter Park, Fla. Pallbearers will be J.R. Hillstrom, Robert Hillstrom, William Hillstrom, Fred Osborne, Larry Ipshur and W.M. Vick.

Mon. Sept. 13, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Arthur B.

Arthur B. Herman [sic], 82, died at Mast Hospital of a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Schroeder Funeral Home Tuesday, 1 p.m., with Rev. Crawford officiating.
Interment in Hermann Cemetary at Broadbent. He lived his entire life at Broadbent, with the excetion of 2 years in Arizona. He was a farmer. Survived by a son Leslie and a daughter, Mrs. Sumner, also of Broadbent; two sisters Mrs. E.F. Schroeder and Mrs. Edna Nelson of Myrtle Point.

March 1958

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Binger Jr.

BODY OF YOUNG HERMANN FOUND IN THE COQUILLE
Myrtle Point. Or.. Nov. 16.—The body of Binger Hermann. Jr., was found at 10 o'clock this morning one mile below where the accident happened. He had received an injury to the head from drift.

Nov. 17, 1909

Eugene Register, Eugene, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Carrie M.

Carrie N. Hermann, more familiarly known to her relatives as "Aunt Carrie", was born on Deer Creek, in Douglas County, Oregon near the city of Roseburg, April 4, 1854, daughter of Bozier Brown. She passed away Saturday, May 14 at 6:40 a.m.
She moved to Coos County with her parents in the year 1874. They settled on a farm at Hall's Prairie (now Arago) on the farm now owned by John D. Carl. The following year, 1875, she was united in marriage to W.P. Hermann. Shortly after they made their home at Broadbent, where they, by hard work, built up and developed what is now the beautiful farm owned by earnest Clausen. To thier union were born four children, one of whom, Vivian, a son, passed away some years ago. The other three are, Authur Hermann of Broadbent, Mrs. Cora Schroeder and Mrs. Edna Nelson, of Myrtle Point. The only living member of her family is a sister, Mrs. Abbie Carl of Portland. Her husband passed away thirty one years ago.
Since disposing of her farm, she had made her home with her daughter and son- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Schroeder.
Mrs. Hermann was a faithful member of the Baptist church. Since taking up her residence in Myrtle Point she had attended the Methodist Church.
She was a real mother; one who enjoyed company and the latch string to her door was always out to the weary traveller, seeking food and shelter.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, with Rev. E.G. Ranton officiating. Internment was in the family cemetery at Broadbent. A quartet, including Mrs. Walter Danville, Mrs. E.G. Ranton, Duward Druliner and Dr. O.H. Clarke accompanied at the piano by Mrs. O. H. Clarke, furnished the music. The very large attendance at the funeral and the many and beautiful floral offerings were tokens of the fact that she was well known and highly respected.

19 May 1932

The Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Vivian

POPULAR YOUNG MAN DEAD. Vivian Hermann, son of Mrs. W.P. Hermann, died at his home in this city Tuesday evening, March 19, at 7:15, after a long illness from tuberculosis aged 23 years and 5 months. Interment took place yesterday afternoon at the family burying ground on the Hermann homestead, Rev. Thos. Barklow conducting the services. Myrtle Point relatives and friends went to the funeral in a couple of hacks and gasoline launches, and though the day was very stormy, there were a large number present at the funeral. The deceased was born and raised in this county, his parents being among the early pioneers. Besides his mother, two sisters and a brother survive him. Although it was known for a long time that his death was only a matter of time, when it came it was as a deep shock to his many firends who had seen him gradually decline from robust manhood to a mere shadow of his former self.
Vivian Pierce Hermann was born on the South Fork of Coquille river, in Coos county, Oregon, on October 20, 1883. He lived and worked on the farm, attending the district school in the summer months, and in the winter of 1902 he attended the Myrtle Point school where he completed the common school courses. In December, 1903, he went to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco business college, where he completed the course in five months. He then got employment as an accountant in the large and well known wholesale establishment of the Pacific Hardware and Steel company in San Francisco, where he stayed about a year, when he got employment in the wholesale grocery house of William Cliff & Co. He came home on a visit in May, 1905 and in July of the same year he returned to San Francisco. Having to cross the bay from Oakland to his place of employment, in the cold, damp fogs, encouraged the dreaded disease, tuberculosis, which must have been contracted while there to get its hold in such a way that medicine and attentive care of loving mother, relatives and friends could not relieve the sufferer. Vivian was known by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance to be a young man of the highest character and with a disposition that can only be found among the noblest.

Mar. 1907

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Washington Polk

REPORT OF W.P. HERMANN'S DEATH
The remains of W.P. Hermann were shipped from San Francisco by steamer Friday and will arrive Monday. The funeral will take place at the old Hermann homestead, Tuesday at 2 o'clock. He died at Flagstaff, Ariz. June 27, 1899. Apparently a lamp exploded and burned him.

'July 8, 1899

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, Washington Polk

WASHINGTON POLK HERMANN
Washington Polk Hermann was the third son of Dr. Henry Hermann and came to the Coquille valley with his parents arriving on the 25th day of May 1859, when he was 11 years old, as he was born on the 2nd of Dec. 1848, at Cumberland, Alleghany Co., Maryland. He attended the primary grades in Baltimore and attended the first school taught on the South Coquille river, his brother, Binger Hermann, being in charge. He went to Douglas county and applied himself diligently to his books with such energy that about the time he reached his majority he passed a creditable examination and became a teacher, which profession he followed with success in Coos and Douglas counties several years. June 22, 1875, he was united in marriage to Carrie W. Brown. He then engaged in farming, teaching at intervals, until 1877, the young couple moved to Washington Territory. They returned and built up one of the most lovely homes on the South Coquille. The funeral services were held at the residence of the family and at the cemetery on the Hermann homestead July 12, 1899. Rev. Thomas Barklow officiating. Related article ........ "Roseburg Review", Roseburg, Douglas Co., Oregon, June 29, 1899 W. Hermann, of Myrtle Point, brother of U.S. Commissioner Binger Hermann, was very seriously burned in Arizona this week by the explosion of a lamp. He was traveling in that country as a special agent of the U.S. land office.

'July 15, 1899

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Hermann, William Cedric “Bill”

Jan. 28, 1938, Myrtle Point > Sept. 18, 2008, Brookings (obituary)

'Sept. 24, 2008

Curry Coastal Pilot

Arlene Poole Cox

Heuer, Theodore R.

Theodore R. Heuer, 39, of Glenwood, driver of the other car, suffered scalp lacerations and bruises, it was reported. Mr. Cox is survived by his father, John R.; three brothers, Henry, Floyd and George, all of Bandon; three sisters, Mrs. Jensie Smith of Charleston; Mrs. May Sell of near Coquille, Mrs. Etta Colvin of near McNamers. He was born at Parkersburg on May 18, 1894. He was a veteran of the World War and a logger by trade. Donelson and Sewell of Hillsboro were in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Hill, Vieda

Mrs. Vieda Hill passed away at Mast hospital March 28, after several months illness. Mrs. Hill was born in Stoddard county, Ind., June 25, 1911, being 28 years, 9 months and 11 days old. Besides her husband, Dalton Hill she is survived by three daughters in Indiana and a son in Myrtle Point. Burial was in the Norway cemetery Saturday afternoon with Rev. Mr. Finley officiating.

Apr 4, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Hinkle, Edward Arthur

Edward Arthur Hinkle Edward Arthur Hinkle, 81, a resident of the Port Orford, Oregon community died June 20, 2008 while hospitalized after a fall at home. Ed was born July 21, 1926 in Jacksonville, Oregon where he grew up and graduated from high school (his diploma was awarded to him after World War II). In July 1943, just following his 17th birthday Ed enlisted into the United States Navy and went to Farragut, Idaho for boot camp. He was assigned following boot training to Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California for training as a Hospital Corpsman. Following his medical training Ed was reassigned to Hawaii for troop training prior to the invasion of the Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Ed was reassigned to the Headquarters Company, 27th Regiment, 5th Marine Division and served March 26, 1945; he was wounded during the invasion. After the end of the war, Ed saw service as part of the Japanese island occupation force in Sapporo, Japan and later in Puerto Rico until he ended his service in 1947. Ed was involved in many activities related to young people as a Scout Master in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Explorers, as well as, a leader in the Sea Scouts. Ed was considered an adviser, mentor and friend to all who knew him. He had wonderful sense of humor, was honest in his dealings with everyone, and demonstrated work ethics that were part of his generation. Ed was also a member of the Southern Oregon Iwo Jima Association, Odd Fellows Lodges and the American Legion. Ed worked for Cascade Wood Products for 27 years, retiring in 1981 and moved to the ocean, in 1998, that he so loved in Port Orford. Ed is preceded in death by his brothers Ernie Hinkle and Robert Doty, and grandson Edward C. Hinkle. Ed is survived by his children William Hinkle of Santa Cruz, CA, Janie Hinkle Clayton of Portland, OR, Linda Nelson of Port Orford, OR, and Daniel Hinkle of Eagle Point, OR; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Leora Kenton of Medford, OR and 4 nieces and 5 nephews. A memorial service and funeral will be held on July 12, 2008 at 2:00PM in the Jacksonville, Oregon Cemetery, Odd Fellows Section. Memorial gifts may be made to any reading program or camp program for children. For further information, please call (541) 332-5063 or email pops26@hotmail.com. http://www.mydfz.com/pot19/1925today.pdf

Vol. 19 No. 25, 2008

Port Orford Today

Robyn Greenlund

Hirst, William
A man named Wm. Hirst hung himself on Coos river, Oct. 27th.  Supposed to be caused by partial insanity.
Saturday, November 22, 1862
The State Republican (Eugene City, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Hodgson, Charles Harvey

C.H. Hodgdon Dies Suddenly
   C.H. Hodgdon, who has conducted a real estate business in the First National Bank building, passed away last Monday afternoon at the Coquille Hospital where he had been taken an hour or two before.
   The body was sent to Portland on Tuesday by the Gano Funeral home for services there.
   Charles Harvey Hodgdon was born Dec. 5, 1880, in Vermont, and had been a street car conductor in Portland prior to coming to Coquille in 1933 when he purchased the Coquille Agency from C.D. Walker.
   The sympathy of the entire community goes out in unstinted measures to Mrs. Hodgdon who returned just a few days prior to her husband's death from Portland where she had taken the body of her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, for interment last week.

Aug. 7, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.3

Robyn Greenlund

Holbrook, Mrs. Esther

Coquille -- Funeral services for Esther May Holbrook, 63, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Coquille Chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary. Mrs. Holbrook, a resident of Riverton, died Thursday at her home. Mrs. Holbrook had lived in Riverton for 34 years and was a member of the Coquille Assembly of God Church. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. James Ryan of the Assembly of God CHurch. Interment is to be at Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, Coquille. Mrs. Holbrook is survived by her widower, Ellis, Riverton; three sons, Orin, Riverton; Ronald and Gilbert, Coquille, and a sister, Lottie McClure, Springfield. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

Friday, Nov. 16, 1962 pg.2

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Holbrook, Mrs. Esther

Coquille -- Funeral services for Esther May Holbrook, 63, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Coquille Chapel of Schroeder Brothers Mortuary. Mrs. Holbrook, a resident of Riverton, died Thursday at her home. Mrs. Holbrook had lived in Riverton for 34 years and was a member of the Coquille Assembly of God Church. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. James Ryan of the Assembly of God CHurch. Interment is to be at Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, Coquille. Mrs. Holbrook is survived by her widower, Ellis, Riverton; three sons, Orin, Riverton; Ronald and Gilbert, Coquille, and a sister, Lottie McClure, Springfield. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

Friday, Nov. 16, 1962 pg.2

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Hoover, Infant of M/M Willis Hoover

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hoover died at Norway [Oregon] December 12, 1896.

19 Dec 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Horton, Arthur

Horton Funeral to be Held Friday Services are planned at Mills Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friday for Arthur Horton, 83, who died suddenly at his home in Englewood. Capt. Robert Yardley will conduct the service. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery. Horton was born in Peekskill, NY. He came to this area in 1911. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include two sons, G.I. and Edward G., both of Englewood, seven grandchildren here and a brother in Indiana.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Hughes, Elsie

Miss Elsie Hughes who was so fearfully burned a few weeks ago by her clothing catching on fire, died from the injuries Tuesday evening. She was just past 15 years of age -- leaves several brothers and sisters. Services held at M.E. Church South Wednesday. Rev. Thos. Barklow and John Bonewitz conducting.

Feb. 1, 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Humphrey, Chauncey
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

Hunt, D.F.

D. F. Hunt, a well known resident of Colfax and prominent in Masonic circles, died last Saturday. The funeral was held Monday morning in the Methodist church, Rev. H. C. Kohr officiating. Interment took place in Masonic cemetery, members of the lodge accompanying the body to the grave. Deceased was born in Iowa and was 77 years of age. He came to Colfax from Coquille City, Oregon, in 1878, bringing his family. His wife died ten years later.

18 Mar 1910

Colfax Gazette, Colfax, WA

Robyn Greenlund

Huntley, Milton

Milton Huntly [sic; Huntley] who resided on the trail between Sixes and Port Orford, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a rifle.

Sep. 9, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller







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Irwin, Mrs. Adelia

Dies Near Bandon
Mrs. Adelia Irwin Passes Away Near That City
Regarding the death of Mrs. Adelia Irwin, wife of G.W. Irwin which occurred at their home south of Bandon, the Western World says: At the time of her death Mrs. Irwin was 52 years, 10 months and 17 days old, having been born in Wyoming, Pa., February 7, 1862. She was married to Mr. Irwin at Square Top, Pa., February 15, 1884. During their married life Mr. and Mrs. Irwin made three trips to the Pacific coast, visiting all of the more important cities of the west. They returned here the last time on the 13th of December just passed.
Besides her husband, deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. S. R. Barnes of Bandon; Mrs. Fred Logsdon of Davenport, Wash.l and Miss Grace Irwin of Clinton, Okla.

Jan. 4, 1916, pg.3

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Jefferis, Benjamin B.

Funeral services for Benjamin B. Jefferis, 91, Coos Bay, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Dunes Memorial Chapel, Reedsport. Father Dan Kolasinski of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church of Reedsport will officiate, with interment at Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at Dunes Memorial Chapel, Reedsport, (503) 271-2822. Mr. Jefferis was born June 20, 1903, in Oakland, Ore. and died March 14, 1995 of natural causes. Mr. Jefferis and his wife, Lillian, moved to Coos Bay six months ago from Ontario to be closer to their neice, Lorraine Hovastadt of Lakeside. When he was a young man, Mr. Jefferis played semi-pro baseball. He owned and operated a lumber trucking business in Northern California for many years, until a job related injury forced his retirement in 1968. He was a resident of the Elder Acres Care Home in Coos Bay. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Jefferis of Coos Bay; a son, Benjamin Bruce Jefferis of Las vegas, Nev., and a niece Lorraine Hovastadt of Lakeside.

May 17, 1995

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Jefferis, Lillian Rose (Dale)

Funeral services for Lillian [Rose Dale] D. Jefferis, 92, of Coos Bay, will be held at 1:00pm today at the Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh and Anderson. The Rev. Karl Schray of the Holy Redember Catholic Church will officiate. Mrs. Jefferis was born May 20, 1906, in Ocean Springs, Miss., where she was raised and attended school. She died on July 28, 1998, in Coos Bay of natural causes. She later moved to California in the 1930's and later to Oregon. In May 1938, she married Ben Jefferis, who was her husband of 56 years. He preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Jefferis is survived by her son, Benjamin Bruce Jefferis of Nevada and nieces, Lorraine Hovestadt of Lakeside, Dorothy Kearsley of Redding, Calif., and Judy Basshan of Tennessee. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 267- 3131.

July 20, 1998

Coos Bay Times, Coos Bay, OR

Robyn Greenlund

Jewett, (son)

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Jewett, of North Powers, on Saturday, Jan. 18th, but passed away soon after birth. Interment was made in the Hayes cemetery. The sincerest sympathy of all is extended the bereaved parents.

Jan. 24, 1918

Powers Patriot, Powers

Karen Mentzer

Johnson, Sr. , Alfred

A. Johnson's Funeral Set
Knights Templars to Have Charge of Services at Coquille
Coquille, Or., March 20 (Special) -- The funeral of Alfred Johnson, Sr. who died while visiting his daughter at San Rafael, Cal., will be held here today under the auspices of the Knights Templars. Alfred Johnson was one of the best known lumbermen in Coos county and probably did more to develop and bring money into the Coquille valley from 1897 to 1910 than any other single individual. Mr. Johnson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, December 23, 1845, and came to this country when 11 years old and to Coquille in 1897. In 1868 he married Georgianna McClintock, in Michigan. She died in 1910. Seven children survive. They are: Alfred Johnson, Jr., Sheriff of Coos County; Everett E. Johnson, of Coquille; Charles C. Johnson, of Prosper, Or.; Mrs. D.L. Albert, of Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. J.C. Slagle and Mrs. T.H. Mehl of Bandon, Or. and Mrs. R. Stanley Dollar, of San Rafael, Cal.

'May 21, 1915

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Johnson, Charles (sons 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

Johnson, Martha

A Miss Martha Johnson died at Newport a week ago – a freak of insanity. 

Jul 1, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Johnson, Orion

Orion Johnson was born August 6, 1836 Meggs [sic; Miegs] Co. Ohio and died at Myrtle Point, Oregon, March 24, 1918 at the age of 81 years 7 months and 18 days.  At the age of four years with his parents he moved to Iowa and at the age of 22 he went to Nebraska, remaining there 14 years, during that time he served three months in the Indian war, under General Curtis, in 1872, he came to Oregon, and in 1880 he went to California, then back to Oregon in 1906, he married twice, his first wife and four children preceding him to the great beyond, he was married to Manda [sic; Amanda] M. Johnson, his second wife about 34 years ago, who survives him, also two sons and one daughter, Thomas Johnson and Mrs. Ida Hayes, both live in Dorchester Neb. and Orion Johnson, of Myrtle Point, Oregon.  He has been a member of the Masonic order for about 35 years. Interment was at Marter's Cemetery, at Catching creek, on Tuesday March 26th, at noon, Rev. Barklow officiating.

Apr. 4, 1918

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Johnston, Ames Simpson

Last Rites At Norway
Word was received by Mrs. Roy Garrett of the death of her brother-in-law, Ames Johnston, at Portland Wednesday.
The deceased was postmaster of Port Orford for a number of years resigning this duty about ten years ago. He has been a resident of Marshfield since, going to Portland about a month ago for medical attention.
Interment will take place in the Norway cemetery Saturday.

Dec. 29, 1932

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund

Joiner, William

There has been considerable talk on the streets of late about the disappearance of Wm. Joiner and the story goes that the authorities have all the evidence, conclusive, that Joiner was murdered and are now looking for the body. It would certainly require a corpse before we can prove that anyone was murdered. That is logical enoughm but a lot of theorizing, motive, etc. is not conclusive enough to our mind that a “hot track” has been struck. A very sunstancial reward has been offered in this case and it should draw the talent of our sleths.

22 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Jones, Theodore

Theodore Jones passed away Thursday afternoon at the Belle Knife Hospital in Coquille, following the amputation of his leg that morning. Mr. Jones had suffered with bone infection since a mill accident leg was broken and crushed, and recently the condition became worse and about ten days before his death he was taken to the hospital where everything possible was done for him but to no avail. Mr. Jones was 58 years of age and made his home here with his sister, Mrs. A. B. Hillabold, and family, who have the sincere sympathy of the community in their sorrow. Funeral services were held Saturday in Coquille, conducted by Saturday in Coquille, conducted by George R. Turncy, Vicar of St. James' Episcopal Church, and interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

Jan. 20, 1938

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Jorgenson, J.J.

CAPTAIN OF THE SCHOONER ADVANCE DROWNED ON COQUILLE RIVER BAR
J. Jorgensen Is Washed From the Deck of Tugboat and After a Gallant Struggle for Life in the Boiling Waters is Picked Up by a Lifeboat Crew Only to Collapse Later and Die in the Arms of His Rescuers
    WORD was received yesterday of the death by drowning of Captain J. Jorgensen, commander of the big schooner Advance and one of the best known skippers on this coast. The fatality occurred October 12, on the Coquille River. Captain Jorgensen was washed overboard from a tug which was assisting the steam schooner Chico over the bar. A powerful man and a strong swimmer, Jorgensen made a gallant battle tor life, but when picked up by the life boat dispatched to his rescue he was terribly exhausted and apparently in a dying condition. He lest consciousness soon after being taken out of the water and in spite of heroic efforts made to revive him collapsed and died. His home was at Bandon, Ore., where he leaves a wife and four children. He had been for more than ten years in the employ of C. F. Doe, in whose esteem the dead sailor stood high. Jorgensen was about 40 years of age.

October 15, 1903

The San Francisco Call, San Francisco

Robyn Greenlund

Jude, Mrs. Eliza (Gagan)

JUDE--At Coos Bay, Oregon, May 6, Mrs. Eliza JUDE (maiden name Eliza GAGAN), wife of Richard JUDE, a native of Garry Land, Ireland, aged 31 years.

'10 June 1875

San Francisco Daily Morning Call

Robyn Greenlund


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Kay, Roy Angus

Bandon – Final rites for Roy Angus Kay, 56, resident of Bandon for 31 years, will be held Monday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. From the chapel of the Schroeder Funeral Home, Bandon. The Rev. Peter Daley will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. Mr. Kay died suddenly Friday while at work for the Tally Logging Company near Four Mile. He was born in Clay Center, Kans. In 1926, he was married to Margaret Kronsteiner in Coquille. Other than his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Cluver, Leaburg; one son, Tom Kay, Bandon; one grandson, sisters, Mrs. Mary Cooper, Bandon, and Mrs. Velvent Ryan, Montana; brother, John W. Kay, also in Montana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sat. Sept. 11, 1954

Coos Bay Times

Robyn Greenlund

Keller, Henry and wife

Kills His Wife and Himself. Marshfield-- Or. July 25, Henry Kepper murdered his wife and then killed himself at Langlois to-day.

Jul. 25, 1903

San Francisco Call, Volume 94, Number 56, 26 July 1903

Robyn Greenlund

Kempthorne, Samuel

Samuel Kempthorne died at his residence in Myrtle Point yesterday afternoon, at the age of 82. He was born in Cornwall, England, coming to this country when a young man. Services will be held at the Schroeder Chapel on Friday, January 30.

Jan. 29, 1925

Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Kincaid, Issac

died Nov. 1, 1874, North Bend, aged 66 years.

 

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

King, Frank

County Seat Notes: DIED -- In this city, Frank King, aged about 3 years, son of Mrs. Frank King.

June 26, 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

King, Frank Frank King, the young man who was accidentally shot while hunter deer in Coos county recently, by Mr. Lawhorn, died last week at Marshfield.
Wednesday, January 16, 1895
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Kizer, Howard William
Howard William Kizer

A telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Kizer, Monday evening, that their son Howard had been seriously injured in a sawmill at North Bend that afternoon.  His parents both went down to North Bend Tuesday morning.  Howard died at 5:35 that morning.

Howard was a hook-up man on a crane.  By the breaking of giving way of one of the supports – no one knows just how – he was thrown to the dock, about 16 feet, striking on his hands and head.  Both arms were broken, some of the bones of his face crushed and some internal injuries sustained.

Services were held at North Bend, under the direction of the American Legion.  The body was brought to Springfield last night.  The funeral was held at Walker's chapel at 11 today, conducted by Rev. Thos. D. Yanres.  The burial will be at Alford this afternoon.  All of Howard's brothers and sisters were present.

Howard was born in Wheeler county, Oregon, July 22, 1899.  He had 30 month's service in the cavalry on the Mexican border during the world war.  He was a member of Springfield Post of the American Legion, and of the Springfield camp of W.O.W.
Thursday, May 18, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Jim Dezotell
Kroger, Charles
Auto Plunge Kills Myrtle Point Man

Ice on Highway Cause of Fatal Accident

3 Persons are Injured

Roseburg - Coos Bay Route in Dangerous Condition as Result of Cold Weather

MARSHFIELD, Or., Dec. 21 (Special.)Charles Kroger, 58, Myrtle Point grocery salesman, was killed late last night on the Roseburg-Coos Bay highway near the Coos-Douglas county highway when his automobile plunged 100 feet from the icy road into the canyon of the middle fork of the Coquille river. Mr. Kroger was returning from a trip in the Willamette valley. A widow and several children survive.

In a similar accident near the same point, Mrs. Albert Schroeder of
Coquille, her daughter, Miss Rosanna Schroeder, 19, and Sharkie Clinton, 6, a grandson of Mrs. Schroeder, were injured seriously. Three uninjured passengers in the Schroeder automobile summoned assistance.

Two of Mrs. Schroeder's ribs were broken; Miss Schroeder's hip was broken and the boy's nose was broken. All sustained numerous cuts and bruises.

Passing motorists found Mr. Kroger in the wreckage of his automobile,
crushed against the steering wheel. He was taken to the Myrtle Point
hospital but died soon after arriving there.

The Schroeder party was returning from Corvallis, where they had gone to bring back Miss Myrtle Mast, daughter of  Judge R. H. Mast of Coos county.
 
Tho accident occurred near a logging camp of the Coos Bay Lumber company, whose employes released the victims from the overturned machine and took them to the lumber camp for first aid. Dr. Leslie Johnson of Marshfield succeeded in reaching the lumber camp this afternoon and rendered first aid.

The injured were later brought to a Marshfield hospital.
December 22, 1924
The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Kronenberg, Mrs. Catherine E.

Marshfield, Or. Jan 15 -- Another of Coos County's pioneer residents, Mrs. Catherine E. Kronenberg, who came her ein 1859, died at her home in Coquille, January 10, aged 83. SHe was born at Baltimore, March 1, 1836, and came to the Pacific Coast with her parents in 1856, and married John Kronenberg the same year. They moved to Coos County in 1859 where they resided at Bandon, and where Mr. Kronenberg accumulated a fortune. The family consisted of John L. Kronenberg, who died two years ago; Mrs. Ida K. Owen, of Coquille; Mrs. Emma Blakely, Lodi, Cal., Mrs. Rachel Marsh, Port Orford; Fred Kronenberg, of Sausalito, Cal.; Louis Knapp, of Port Orford, also one of the oldest residents of Southwestern Oregon, is a brother.

January 15, 1919

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Jim Dezotell

Kruger, "Old Sigel"

A man named Kruger, familiarly known as “Old Sigel,” hung himself on Friday night in his cabin, just below Empire City.  He had been 20 years in the U. S. army and was well educated.  He said recently to friends that he was out of money and he believed he would hang himself but no one thought he seriously intended it.  He was found Saturday morning hanging to a rafter in his cabin.
Another victim of whisky [sic]. 

Jun. 17, 1884

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Kruse, John W.

John W. Kruse died this past Saturday in San Francisco, Calif.

Jan. 4, 1896

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund


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Labrier, Joseph

Coos County Pioneer - Answers Death's Call.
Mrs. Henry Blake, of this city, has received the sad news of the death of her father, Joseph Labriere, who passed away at his home in Fort Gage, Illinois, after a lingering illness of many years, at the ripe old age of 83.
Joseph Labriere was a pioneer of Coos county, and many of the old settlers, who vividly recall him to memory, will be deeply grieved to learn of his death.
Deceased lived on North Coos river and from him Labriere creek, near where he made his home, takes its name. After a long residence here, he took his departure 18 years ago for the east.
His loss is mourned by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Annie Blake, of Coos county, and Mrs. Jennie Norton, of Washington state.

22 Aug. 1912

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

LaChapelle, Cecil

Died Oct. 16, 1928, San Mateo County, California. 25 years of age, from Marshfield, Or. Died in a student pilot crash at Mills Field [Coroners Index]

Oct. 16 1928

San Mateo County Coroners Index

Robyn Greenlund

Laingor, George

George Laingor Buried Today George Laingor, 75, a resident of Coos county for the past half century and about half that period a resident of Powers, passed away last Sunday at his home there. He is survived by his widow who, before her marriage, was Miss Ella Schroeder. Funeral services were held at the Schroeder Bros. Mortuaries in Myrtle Point yesterday afternoon, interment being in the Norway Cemetery.

Aug 3, 1939

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Laird, Margaret Florida (McCloskey)

Brevities
MYRTLE POINT, Feb. 22 - (AP) - Burns received while cleaning her stove with a cleaning fluid proved fatal to Mrs. P. W. Laird.  She called a telephone operator and then rushed upstairs and rolled herself in bedclothes after a sudden burst of flames ignited her clothes.  Her husband, a well known lumber operator, found her in bed when he followed the fire department to his home.  She died late last night. Mrs. Laird was the sister of State Representative J. H. Closky [sic; McCloskey] of Norway, Ore.

'Saturday, February 22, 1936

Register Guard, Eugene

Jim Dezotell

Laird, Paul

Hit By Car
Was Helping Motorist Who Was Out of Gas?
Russell Smith's Car Struck Him From The Rear
Paul Laird, 27-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Laird who reside near the North Fork bridge on the highway between Coquille and Myrtle Point was so severely injured about 8:30 last Saturday night that he passed away at 3:30 the next morning. Both legs were fractured when he was caught between the stalled car of C. S. Duncanson, of Fairview, and the moving car of Russell Smith, of near Bridge, in front of his parent's home, and by the time he was taken to the hospital in Myrtle Point he had lost so much blood that amputation of his legs could not save him.
Duncanson had run out of gas in front of the Laird home, with his car headed this way on the east side of the highway. Laird was trying to help him shove the car off the highway when the Smith car came along and caught him.
Mr. Duncanson was brought to the Coquille Hospital where he will remain for some weeks. He is suffering from fractured jaw and shoulder.
Whether there was any reason why the Smith car hit the other will probably come out at the inquest which has not yet been held, but if the statements made by those early at the scene are correct, there were other reasons than the fact that there were no lights showing on the Duncanson car. Smith is reported to have said that lights from an approaching car, and the fact that it was raining, prevented his seeing the parked car.
Paul Laird had recently returned from Klamath Falls, where he had been following his trade, that of a plasterer.
Besides his wife and two children, who did not return to Coos county with him at the time, and his parents, he is also survived by three brothers. Philip, of Myrtle Point, Jesse, of Port Orford, Norman, of Empire, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Dutton, of Wilmington, Calif., and Mrs. Albert LaFlamme, of San Bernardino, California.

Mar. 28, 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Lamont, John
The remains of Mrs. John Lamont arrived here last Monday on the steamer Elizabeth, from San Francisco and were taken to the Presbyterian Church, at which place the funeral discourse was preached, on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock, and from whence was conveyed to the cemetery for burial.


Death occurred at 4:30 o’clock, Oct. 1th, in the afternoon, at San Francisco, and the body was embalmed there and prepared for the voyage back and for burial. The remains looked very natural and were in a good state of preservation, showing that the undertaker was very proficient in his art.


Rev. Handsaker, of Coquille City, delivered the funeral discourse and administered in the rites of burial. James H. Lamont, who was at Big Sandy, Montana, returned home as soon as he received word of his mother's death, but did not arrive until Tuesday evening, after the funeral had taken place.


Deceased was born at Wintersett, Iowa, Feb. 13th, 1847. Came to Oregon in July, 1871, and was married in January, 1872, in Coos County, and lived ten years at Coaledo before moving to Bandon. Besides her husband and children, she has left many friends who will cherish her memory as a kind friend, a good neighbor, and an up right woman.

“No one hears the door that opens
When they pass beyond recall;
Soft and loosened leaves of roses,
One by one loved ones fall.”
October 13, 1904
The Bandon recorder (Bandon, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Landrith, Isaac

Isaac Landrith, a highly esteemed citizen of Marshfield and well known over the county, died Oct. 14, 1904, age 45 years.

Oct 21, 1904

Myrtle Point Enterprise

Robyn Greenlund

Lang, Robert Henry

Robert Henry Lang, 81, retired longshoreman, 1057 South Seventh Street, Coos Bay, died in Coos Bay June 16 [1970]. Mr. Lang was a lifetime resident of the area, having been born Jan. 26, 1889, in Marshfield, now Coos Bay. He was an Army veteran of World War I and was a member of the ILWU Longshore Union Local 12.Surviving are sisters, Florence Leslie, Seaside, Calif.; Maud Mauzey and Frances Holmes, both of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and niece Mrs. Earl Esch, North Bend. Also surviving are a niece, Marjorie Satterfiled and nephew, Melvin Leslie, both of Seaside, Calif. Services will be held Friday at 1:30 pm, in the Coos Bay Chapel of Campbell-Watkins Funeral Homes with the Rev. Richard Cochran of the First Presbyterian Church of North Bend officiating. Intermen will be in the Pioneer Cemetery, South Seventh St., Coos Bay.

17 Jun. 1970

The World, Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR

Robyn Greenlund

Langlois, Mary A.

DIED -- Mary A. Langlois at home of son-in-law Peter Nelson, at Bandon, Wednesday December 8, 1897, age 78 years, 4 months, 19 days. She was born in Clayborne county Tennessee July 19, 1819. In 1834 she married William V. Langlois in Missouri. To Curry county from Oregon City in 1854. Son Thomas O., born at Port Orford. Her husband died in 1886.

18 Dec. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Lecocq, George and Helen

Marshfield, Or., – George Lecocq, 22, and his sister, Helen, aged 14, were drowned in Coal Bank inlet Sunday. George Lecocq was teaching his sister to swim, when they got into deep water and went down.

Aug. 14, 1915

Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA

Robyn Greenlund

Lehmanowsky, Illma
Illma L. Lehmanowsky

Services were held Saturday, May 29, at the First Methodist Church for Illma L. Lehmanowsky of Myrtle Point. She was born May 3, 1906 in Marshfield, Ore. She died May 27, 1982 in Coquille.

Mrs. Lehmanowsky had served with the Emergency Assistance Unit of the Coos-Curry Chapter of the American Red Cross, was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star and a 50 year member of that organization. She also served on the Housewives for Highway 42 Committee, was president of the Myrtle Point Library Board, and served as chairman of the Myrtle Point Planning Commission. She had worked for many years as secretary at Myrtle Point High School.

She is survived by her husband Clare, Myrtle Point; daughter and son-in-law Andrea and Robert Hyslop, Portland; and granddaughter Theresa Anne Hyslop, Portland.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Glen Hughes of the First Methodist Church. Private interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.
June 2, 1982
Myrtle Point Herald (Myrtle Point, OR)

Robyn Greenlund

Leroy, Everett

Services for Everett G. Leroy, 44, Gold Beach, former resident of Cottage Grove and Eugene, were conducted Wednesday at Roseburg. He died in an auto accident Jan. 13. A resident of this area for many years, he attended school at Cottage Grove.
Surviving are his widow, Beatrice; two daughters, Mrs. Ted Henshaw, Bend, and Mrs. William Smith, John Day; a son, Everett D., at home; four brothers, Milton, of Springfield, Wade, of Randle, Wash., Paul of Seattle, and Harold, Oakland, Cal.

Sunday January 22, 1950

Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)

Jim Dezotell

Levar, Percy Chase

Coquille Editor Passes Away on Board Steamer
Eureka, Cal., June 26 (Special) -- Percy Chase Levar, for many years and until a few months ago editor of the Coquille (Or.) Herald, died today aboard the steamer Breakwater while enroute to San Francisco. Mr. Levar, who was a victum of tuberculosis, was in the care of his wife, a nurse, and was en route to Southern California for his health. He was a native of Maine, aged 57 years, and a son of John Levar, and early day logger of this community. The widow and a daughter, Miss Mary Levar, survive. Knights of Pythias have charge of the body, which will be sent to Marshfield for burial Sunday.

'Jun 27 1917

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Lewis, A.L.

Died, at the Bandon ferry, July 3d, 1877, A.l. Lewis, age 80.

Jul 11, 1877

Coos Bay News, Marshfield, Oregon

Robyn Greenlund

Lewis, Daughter of M/M Dan Lewis

DIED -- the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lewis at their home on the North Fork near Lee last Sunday of diptheria.

4 Sep. 1897

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Duffy

Lewis, Velma

Velma Lewis, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lewis, died here if heart trouble this week. The funeral was held Wednesday.

Jan. 23, 1925

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Liberty, Frank

J.B. Bedingfield, J.E. and Jettie W. Folson were named as appraisers of the $200 estate left by Frank Libery, who died at Dundee, Ore. Sept. 2, 1933. The administratrix is Edith Schaffer.

Aug. 14, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.3

Robyn Greenlund

Liggett, Susan

Citation in the estate of Susann Liggett, deceased.  Application for sale of real estate [to County Court on 25 November 1895 by administrator, Joseph Liggett] described as follows: The west half of the northwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter and the north one-half of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 11, township 30, south of range 13 west of the Willamette Meridian in Coos County, OR.  Sale to be 10am on 7 January 1896.

Dec. 28, 1895

Myrtle Point Enterprise, Myrtle Point

Robyn Greenlund

Lindbeck, Leonard

This is the second tragedy at Bandon in a week. Up till yesterday the body of Leonard Lindbeck, drowned in the ocean there, had not been recovered.

Aug. 7, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.4

Robyn Greenlund

Lindquist, Nils
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 11, at 2PM from the chapel of the Campbell-Watkins Mortuary for Nils Wernie Lindquist, 62, of North Bend, who died Monday in McAuley Hospital following a short illness.  The Rev. Enoch Sandeen will officiate and interment will be in Sunset memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Lindquist, a longshoreman in the Bay Area for the last 30 years was born in Kaping, Sweden.  He was a veteran of World War I and was discharged from the U.S. Navy as an Engineman First Class in 1917.  He was a charter member of the  ILWU 112.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Leah Mary Lindquist, North Bend, Mother, Mrs. Justina Lindquist, Yakima, Wa, daughters, Mrs. betty Adams, Empire and Mrs. Ruth Hampton, Ontario, Calif.; sons, Jack D. Lindquist of Eastside and Theadore W. Lindquist and Edward N. Lindquist of North Bend. sisters Mrs. Ruth McDonald, Toppenish, Wash and Mrs. Marian Heffelinger, Tacoma, Wash; brother Sig Lindquist of San Fransisco.
March 9, 1954
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
Cynthia Lindquist

Lindquist, O.W.

Emelia Volkmar was on Monday appointed administratrix of the $400 estate of O.W. Lindquist, who died at Myrtle Point, Aug. 3. The appraisers are A.H. Bennett, Ira Wilson, and M.R. Lee

Aug. 14, 1936

Coquille Valley Sentinel, Coquille, p.3

Robyn Greenlund

Lockhart, Freeman
Freeman C. Lockhart, one of the first settlers of Coos county, died on the 30th ult., at Empire City.
Saturday, September 9, 1882
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Genealogy Trails

Lorenz, Nicholas

Coquille Pioneer Merchant Dies
Marshfield, Or. Dec. 16 (Special) -- Nicholas Lorenz, said to have been the pioneer merchant of Coquille City, died there at the age of 80. Mr. Lorenz had been a residnet of the city for many years, but lately retired from business and turned it over to his son, Henry Lorenz. Besides this son there are three other sons and two daughters: George and Edward of Coquille; Charles, of Bandon; Mrs. M.J. Hartson, of Coquille, and Mrs. Norton, of Redding, Calif.

'Dec. 17, 1916

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Lorenz, Randolph

Funeral services for Randolph Lorenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lorenz, who passed away at the sanitarium in Salem last Wednesday evening, were conducted at St. James' Episcopal Church here by Rev. Chas. M. Guilbert last Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

Jul 4, 1940

Coquille Valley Sentinel

Robyn Greenlund

Lougee, Charles
Charles B. Lougee, a native of Maine, fell from the wharf at Empire City, Coos County and sustained injuries which resulted in his death.
Saturday, December 11, 1880
Grant County News (Canyon City, OR)
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Lounsbury, Dana
Dana “Red” Joseph Lounsbury, 44, of Kodiak, Alaska was born Sept. 19, 1968, in San Louis Obispo, Calif., and grew up in Coos County.

He started commercial fishing as a teen and continued for the rest of his life until he accidentally drowned in Stockholm Bay, Alaska, July 24, 2013. He left the town of Kodiak, Alaska in mourning because he was so well known and liked. He was a man who mastered many skills and was well respected by his peers.

He loved the outdoors and the adventure of living in the wild. He recently appeared on “Deadliest Catch” replacing engines on the Time Bandit. He was known by his friends as a rare breed and what legends are made of. To his family he was a loving son, brother and father. He will be missed by many.

Red is survived by his son, Clayton Lounsbury Duryee of North Bend; mother, Susan and stepfather, Larry Huntsucker of Powers; brother, Kevin Lounsbury of Roseburg; sisters, Connie Cessna of Yerka, Calif., Monique and John Mattox of Roseburg and Anna and Marcial Zebadua of North Bend; aunt, Linda Wood of Alaska; uncle, Danny Knight of Coquille; uncle and aunt, Bill and Pam Bate of Coos Bay; aunts, Lisa Wyatt Garstka of Cheshire, Billie Burnett of Ashland, and Lily Burnett of Ashland; uncle, Michael Prince of Coos Bay; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Irvin “Glen” Lounsbury; and aunt, Dianne Couch.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Unity By The Bay, 2100 Union Ave., in North Bend. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the college account set up for his son, Clayton Lounsbury Duryee, at Umpqua Bank in North Bend.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The World (Coos Bay, OR)
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Lowe, Andrew

Coquille Man Drowned
Marshfield, Or. -- Nov. 27 (Special) -- Andrew Lowe, well known in Coquille, is reported to have been drowned in the Coquille River while out hunting. His body has not been recovered.

'Nov. 28, 1909

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Lowe, Judge David J.

First Coos Lawyer Dies
Judge David J. Lowe, of Marshfield, Dead at 87
Marshfield, Or., April 18 (Special) -- Judge David J. Lowe, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.D. Wolcott, in this city, was one of the oldest of the pioneers of Oregon. He was 87 years old and had been prominent in the development of Coos county.
Judge Lowe was born in Maryland and came across the continent in 1849 to California. He came to Oregon in 1856 landed at Port Orford with several other prospectors. The place did not appear attractive and they planned to take a boat to California, but a storm came up and it was impossible to embark. Judge Lowe remained at Port Orford and for a long time conducted the hotel known as the Peytonia House, a place which sheltered many of the gold seekers of the early Oregon days. He moved to the Coquille Valley later and ranched for many years. It was on his land that the first sawmill in Coos county was built that the white cedar of Coos County, which has since become famous, was first introduced to the markets of the country.
Mr. Lowe received his title as judge on account of having served for many years as a justice of the peace and also as a County Judge of Coos County. His daughter, Mrs. A.D. Wolcott, of this city, was the first white child born in the Coquille River district of the county.

'Apr 19, 1911

The Oregonian, Portland, Or.

Robyn Greenlund

Lowe, John
Three Are Killed In Coos Mine Disaster

Two Other Workmen Are Seriously Injured by Explosion at Beaver Hill Property

Marshfield, Or., Nov. 1 – Three dead and two injured was the toll today of a gas explosion which occurred last night 3,000 feet below the surface in the Beaver Hill coal mine, near here.  Only one body has been recovered, as black damp is impending rescue work.

All the victims were workmen.  The dead, John Lowe, Charles Ferreri and Martin Bomar left families.  Lowe’s wife and two daughter reside in Oakland, Cal.

The explosion occurred on the lower level while the night shift was working.  The mine is owned by the Southern Pacific company.

The bodies of Lowe and Ferreri were still in the pit today.  The two injured men, Thomas Harrison and Thomas Kelvin, it was believed would recover.
Wednesday, November 1, 1916
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
Jim Dezotell

Loud, George .

George A. Loud, former Representative from Michigan, now a lumberman at Myrtle Point, was killed tonight in an automobile accident.

Nov. 14, 1925

The New York Times

Robyn Greenlund

Lublusser, L.

Died at county hospital, Empire City

Jun 14, 1876

Coos Bay News, Coos Bay

Andie Jensen

Luse, Henry Heaton

SEVENTY-EIGHT YEARS.
Birthday Of H. H. Luse, an Old Subscriber to the Alta.
The seventy-eighth birthday of H. H. Luse will be celebrated at his residence by a family gathering to-day. Mr. Luse was born on the 13th of March, 1810, in Green county, Pennsylvania. His ancestors were from Martha's Vineyard, his uncle having been one of the founders of the first temperance organization in the United States, established in eastern Ohio under the name of the Cold Water Society. In 1814 he removed with his parents to Trumbull county, Ohio. He was first married in 1834; and in 1852 went to Illinois, where his wife died, leaving four children, the youngest nine years of age. In 1853 he emigrated to Oregon, where he remarried and established himself in the lumber trade at Coos Bay, where he remained until his retirement In 1883.
Mr. Luse has been a subscriber to the Alta since 1856. In politics he is a sanguine and consistent Prohibitionist, but has voted for many noted Presidents in all parties.

Mar 13, 1888

Daily Alta California

Robyn Greenlund

Luse, Henry Heaton

Henry Luse Passes Away in California By wire this information comes of the death of Henry Heaton Luse at his home in Albany, California, this morning. Deceased was born at Empire City 67 years ago last June. Except the time he worked for Broughton in the S.P. bridge building, he has been absent from the bay for over 40 years, 20 of which were spent in Portland. He is survived by his wife, Nora, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Twigger, and two grandchildren, all of whom reside in the California city. Deceased is the elder and only brother of the editor of THE SUN who is leaving out to attend the funeral.

Aug. 30 1934

Marshfield Sun, Marshfield, Or

Robyn Greenlund

Lushbaugh, Mrs.

Mrs. Lushbaugh died, of Big Creek.

Feb 22, 1898  

Coquille City Herald, Coquille

Marilee Miller

Lusk, William

He is the same Judge Lusk
William Lusk, for many years a citizen of this place, but who has for some ten years past lived at Myrtle Point, Oregon, is here on business connected with some land he owns, and incidentally visiting among his host of friends, to all of whom he appears the self-same "Judge Lusk" as we were wont to call him in bygone days. Asked if he read in "The Herald" his rumored death, he said "Yes, and I just kept mum to see if anybody would say anything good about me." And the rumor not being ratified we refrained from saying anything, lest we excite his vanity or his venom, but had it been true what we'd assid [sic] would a be'n a plenty. So we are even on that score. He says he left all the family enjoying good health.

Aug. 21, 1902

The Hazel Green Herald, Hazel Green, Wolfe Co., KY

Robyn Greenlund

Luttrell, Henry C.

Henry C. Luttrell, generally known as Grandpa Luttrell, died at his home on Fourth street on Wednesday evening.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Mr. Idso officiating, and interment will be made in Dora cemetery.

Apr. 2, 1925

Myrtle Point Herald

Robyn Greenlund


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