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Douglas County, Oregon



Death Records / Obituary Index

A

Adams, John
Applegate, Jesse
Avery, Nadine
B

Berks, Henry
Blain, Frances
Bookman, John
Brown, George
Brown, James
Bruton, Orval
Burnett, Mary
Burt, Cyrus
Bushnell, Joseph
C

Cardwell, Benjamin
Chapman, Mrs. A. J.
Chenowith, James
Churchill, Unknown
Clinkinbeard, Child
Cole, Carl
Cornelius, George
Cornutt, Clark
Crow, David
D

Davis, Gain
Davis, Mrs. Watson
Dawson, Carl
Day, Adam
Dearing, O. A.
Denny, John
Downem, Andrew
Drake, W. B.
E

Easton, John
Eccles, Thomas
F

Fauteaux, Sharon
Fauteaux, William
Ferdines, Unknown
Ferren, Rosella
Fisher, William
Fowler, Charles
Frank, Alex
G

Gage, Diona
Gala, Claranimo
Gale, Mozart
Gillum, Corbin
Glover, William
Griffith, Mrs.
H

Hall, Savanah
Haney, William
Hansen, Margie
Harding, Child
Hardy, Theotine
Harvey, Aaron
Heddon, Josephine
Hehn, Florence
Hehn, Roy
Hendricks, Sam
Hendricks, Unknown
Hill, Hattie
Hodson, Enos
Hopkins, Joseph
Howe, Henry
Howlett, Marvin
I - J

Jackson, Jerre
Jennings, Clifton
K

Kelly, Mr.
Kennedy, C. Edna
Kennedy, Leroy
Kimball, Ida
L

Ladd, Thelma
Lane, Joseph (Sr.)
Lane, Joseph (Jr.)
Lane, Polly
Ledgerwood, Margaret
Levens, Henry
Long, Mrs.
M

Masters, Mary
McAllister, Ollie
McCarthy, Paul
McClanahan, Unknown
McGuire, Hollister
McNabb, Alexander
McNeil, Duncan
Meuir, Dale
Miller, James
Miller, Thomas
Mitchell, James
Moorehouse, T. N.
Moses, Charles
N - O

Newman, Harriet
Otey, Elmettie
Otis, Orme
P - Q

Patterson, Woodson
Pecor, Louis
Pinkston, Lucy
Plaisted, Lloyd
Premer, Eugene
R

Rice, Martha
Rodgers, Jack
Russell, Francis
S

Schroeder, Henry
Seymour, Lillie
Shambrook, J. G.
Sheridan, Sarah
Sibley, Unknown
Sims, Gentry
Smith, Marion
Smith, Martin
Spiva, Lela
St. Oars, Capt.
Stephens, E.
Stocker, Son
Suitor, James
Swift, George
T

Teney, Mollie
Thomason, William
Thompson, Unknown
Turner, William
U

Unknown Chinese
Unknown Chinese
Unknown Chinese
V

VanBuren, B. H.
Venable, Joseph
W

Watkins, Lydia
Watson, Belle
Watson, James
Webster, Danny
Wells, Gladys
Whitcomb, Charles
White, Elwin
White, Janet
Whitten, Unknown
Wilbur, James
Wilhelm, Arthur
Williams, Don
Williams, T. R.
Wonnell, Mary
Woodruff, Mason
X - Y- Z

Young, Caleb




Fowler, Charles

Charles A. Fowler Jr.

Charles Andrew Fowler Jr. was born March 16, 1935 and passed away in the V.A. Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon on March 1, 1987 following a long illness.

He was the youngest child of Charley Andrew Fowler Sr. and Lillie Adele Foster Pierce.

Survivors are one son, Larry of Mountain View; three sisters, Juanita Darrah of Cowgill, Mo., Jamanda (Betty) Baker of Springfield, Mo., and Daisy Cartwright of St. Joseph, Mo., one brother Ben Pierce of St. James, Mo., and several nieces and nephews and friends.

Burial was in the National Cemetery at Eagle Point Oregon.


Source: Unknown Newspaper - March 18, 1987
Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley
Clinkinbeard, Child

The children of Mr. Clinkinbeard of Wilbur, Douglas county, were poisoned by eating the berries of the deadly night shade. Only one of the children, the youngest has died, the others at last accounts were likely to recover.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - August 2, 1870
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Churchill, Unknown

Mr. Churchill who was badly hurt by getting caught in the machinery of a thresher near Roseburg a short time ago, died form the effects of his injuries last week.

Source:
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - September 15, 1875
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Suitor, James

James Suitor, a man residing on the South Umpqua beyond Canyonville, was killed on Monday last by a tree falling on him, which he was engaged in chopping down. our informant says the man's body was literally mashed to a jelly. The deceased was a single man.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - August 28, 1876
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Kimball, Ida

The wife of G.W. Kimball, of Roseburg died on the 29th ult.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - February 2, 1880
Contributed by Shauna Williams



The wife of G. W. Kimball, of Roseburg, died on the 29th ult.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 7, 1880

Wonnell, Mary

MRS WONNELL DEAD

Lakeside, Dec. 26-Word was received here of the death of Mrs. T.J. Wonnell at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I.N. Park in Roseburg, Oregon, on the 12th. Mrs. Wonnell accompanied her daughter to Oregon in the early part of November. She was aged about 74 years.

Source: Sandusky Star Journal (Sandusky OH) - December 26, 1919
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Hill, Hattie

The sad news has reached Summit of the death of Mrs. Hattie Hill, nee McMullen, formerly of this place but who died at Roseburg, Oregon.

Source: Newark Daily Advocate (Newark OH) - June 20, 1900
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Howlett, Marvin

MARVIN TRACY HOWLETT

Marvin Howlett Dies At Home In Oregon
Prophetstown: - Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Howlett have received word of the death of the former's brother, Maravin Howlett, of Roseburg, Ore.

Marvin Tracy Howlett was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Klobes Howlett and was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Thomas, Ill. He passed away Monday, July 23, at his home after an extended illness. He had lived in Roseburg for the past 18 yers.

Surviving are his wife, Stella; one daughter, Sandra at home; one son Dwayne, Roseburg, his father, Frank Howlett, Sterling; three brothers, Wayne, Rock Falls; Oran, Davenport; and Leonard, Prophetstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Girton, Sterling and Mrs. Irene Fagens, Roseburg.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his first wife Violet and two sistes, Mrs. Sylvia Wiscott and Vietta Howlett.

Services and burial will be at Roseburg, Ore

Source: The Daily Gazette (Sterling-Rock Falls, IL) - Wednesday, July 25, 1956
Contributed by Melva Taylor
Swift, George

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

Source: Myrtle Point Herald (Myrtle Point, OR) - February 18, 1943
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Gala, Claranimo

(Died) In Roseburg, Oregon, Nov. 13, Claranimo, infant daughter of Thomas M. and Clara A. (Cook) Gala.

Source: Henry Republican (Henry, IL) - December 16, 1875
Contributed by Nancy Piper
Gale, Mozart

(Died) In Roseburg, Oregon, March 17, Mozart, son of Thomas M. and Clara (Cook) Gale.

Source: Henry Republican (Henry, IL) - April 19, 1877
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Hehn, Roy

Roy Herbert (Pappy) Hehn of Drain died May 16, 1979 at the age of 74. He was born Sept. 26, 1904 in Tacoma, WA. He married Florence Deeds on June 8, 1956. He was a member of the North Douglas School Board for several years and owned and operated the Roy Hehn Lumber Company in Oregon prior to his retirement. They have lived in the Drain area for the past 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Florence Belle of Drain; 2 sons, John of Winchester, Guy of Sacramento, daughter, Thelma Philpott of Philomath; stepson Jim Deeds, Hermiston, 2 stepdaughters, Janice Weakley of Stayton, Jacquelyn Deeds of Astoria; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel on May 19, at 10 AM with Delbert White officiating. Interment was at Drain Cemetery.

Source: The Drain Enterprise (Drain, OR) - May 24, 1979
Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Hehn, Florence

Florence Bell Hehn of Drain, died April 3, 1982 at the age of 63. She was born April 16, 1918 in Eugene, Oregon. She had lived in the Drain area for 30 years. She was a member of the Drain Church of Christ and the North Douglas Grange.

She is survived by 3 children:  J. Marvin Deeds, Hermiston; Janice Weakly, Stayton; Jacquelyn Deeds, Astoria; 3 stepchildren:  John Hehn, Roseburg; Thelma “Bubby” Philpott, Philomath; Guy Hehn, Springfield; 2 sisters:  Alma Hard, San Clemente, CA; Charlene Maine, Mosier, OR; 4 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, 1982 at 1 PM in the Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Delbert White officiating. Interment was in the Drain Cemetery.

Source: The Drain Enterprise (Drain, OR) - Thursday, April 8, 1982
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Ferren, Rosella

Rosella Ferren

Of Glide, Oregon, died on Friday, July 31, 2009, at the age of 85. She was born Rosella May Davis, April 2, 1924, in Merlin, Oregon. As a child, she spent many years on a ranch in the Greensprings that her grandfather Darius Davis homesteaded at the turn of the century. Her early experiences formed in her a resolve, strength, and passion that never wavered throughout her life. In her quiet determined manner Rosie devoted her life to caring for others. Throughout her over 45-year career of service as a caregiver she worked faithfully to bring comfort and relief to her elderly patients at Riversdale Sanitarium, Rosehaven, and Mercy Home Healthcare not retiring until age 70. She was dedicated to Helping Hands, a community outreach program of Glide Seventh-day Adventist Church where she was a founding member and worshipped faithfully for over 30 years. She selflessly served her community and her church but her greatest devotion was to her family. She married Willis Age in Medford on August 10, 1944. They had four children and enjoyed 24 years together before Willis' sudden death. On April 9, 1970 Rosie married Delbert Ferren in Sutherlin. They shared nearly 40 years together on North Bank Road where there was always a bountiful garden and a pantry she stocked with such treasures as applesauce and peaches and where many lost kitties wandered to her doorstep and were given a new home. Rosie found her greatest joy in the moments she shared with her family and she loved with tenacity and grace. For this, she will be most cherished in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. In her final years, Rosella put forth a valiant fight with Alzheimer's disease. Rosie's family is grateful for the compassionate care she received during her time at Chantele's Loving Touch Memory Care. She was the beloved wife of Delbert Ferren of Glide, Oregon; treasured sister of Elizabeth Ford of Red Bluff, California, and Arthur Davis of Adrian, Oregon; much loved mother of Ronald Age and his wife, Doris of Bladenboro, North Carolina, Daniel Age of New York, New York, Deberah Age and her husband, Frank of Eugene, Oregon, Elizabeth Thomas and her husband, Geevy of Coconut Grove, Florida; and cherished grandma of Marca and her husband, Matt, Aprile, Julia, Andrea, Laura, Elizabeth, Rosita, Audrey, Joseph Willis, and great-granddaughter, Sara Graceanna. Rosella was preceded in death by her first husband, Willis Age and her grandchildren, Nathaniel and Sara Age. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Glide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Mortuary of Winston, Oregon. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Helping Hands of the Glide SDA Church or to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org.

Source: The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - August, 2009
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Sims, Gentry

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

Source: Southern Coos County American (Myrtle Point, OR) - May 23, 1924
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Moorehouse, T. N.

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

Source: The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - October 28, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Watson, James

James Watson died at his residence at Oak Creek, in Douglas county, on Friday last, the 17th instant. He was stricken down suddenly while in his barn pursuing his daily avocations, and it is supposed death was produced by heart disease. Deceased was about 68 years of age at the time of his death, and was an old resident of the State, whose exemplary conduct both in public and private life has won for him hosts of friends, who will sincerely mourn their loss. He represented his county in the State Senate in 1864 and 1866, and filled several important positions in Missouri while a resident of that State.

Source: Sacramento Daily Union (Sacramento, CA) - April 29, 1874
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Kennedy, Leroy

KENNEDY, Leroy Chester—Age 83, of Roseburg, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998 at a local hospital. He was born July 5, 1914 in Montague, California, to Guy and Irene (Williams) Kennedy. Leroy was united in marriage to Elizabeth Allen on January 21, 1977 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Clayton, California. He had lived in Roseburg since 1995, moving from Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California, where he and Elizabeth lived for 30 years. Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Board of Directors at Linus Oaks, the Douglas County Scottish Society, and the UCC Concern Association. He was a support of the Roseburg Booster Club, attending many sporting events, and enjoyed golf. He also was a member of and attended the St. George’s Episcopal Church of Roseburg.

Leroy was the most loving husband and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Elizabeth; his children, Kristie Silva and her husband, James, of Alamo, California; Steven, Russell, and David Allen; a sister, Marilyn Ison; a brother, Donald E. Kennedy; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Alice Kelley Kennedy in 1976, and a sister, Faye Beitz. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 2 PM at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the St. George’s Episcopal Church Refurbishment Fund. Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - January 27, 1998
Contributed by Kathie Marynik
Kennedy, C. Edna

CANYONVILLE—Memorial services were held at the Assembly of God Church here Sunday for C. Edna Kennedy, who died here April 21. A teacher for 41 years, most of that time in the Ashland schools, she was a native of Oregon City. She was a graduate of Chico (CA) Normal School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon State College, Ashland. Following retirement several years ago, she moved to Canyonville where she was a resident at Forest Glen Senior Residence. She was a charter member of the Ashland Assembly of God Church, where she was treasurer for many years.

Survivors include a brother, Dr. C. B. Kennedy of La Mesa, CA; two sisters, Eva K. Shearer of Lemon Grove, CA, and Margaret K. Schmidt of Lincoln, CA; and 13 nieces and nephews. The family suggests donations may be made in her memory to the proposed Assembly of God parochial school being planned in Canyonville.

Source: The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - April 30, 1979
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Hall, Savanah

Mrs. Savanahh Hall, 53 years old, and a pioneer of 1853, died at Myrtle Creek last week. Her husband, John Hall, has served three terms as commissioner of Douglas county.

Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - April 21, 1895
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Sheridan, Sarah

Roseburg – Mrs. Sheridan, the wife of Thomas Sheridan, Sr., died at her residence the other afternoon. Mrs. Sheridan had been an invalid for a number of years. She was an old pioneer of this county, and left a husband and four sons.

Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - December 3, 1896
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

St. Oars, Captain

Captain St. Oars, who lived on Schofield creek, near Gardiner, died suddenly. He was splitting out shingles, and ran a splinter into the ball of his left thumb, from the effects of which he died ten days later.

Source: Sacramento Daily Union (Sacramento, CA) - February 25, 1875
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Bushnell, Joseph

Roseburg, Ore. – While hunting on Sugar Pine mountain Dick Beasley accidentally shot his companion, Joseph Bushnell. The bullet from Beasley's rifle, a 32-40 Winchester, passed through Bushnell's forearm, striking the hip bone and lodged in his abdomen. They were about a mile from a sawmill and Beasley hurried to secure aid to bring his helpless companion out to the mill. After summoning a physician from Roseburg they started to bring Bushnell to town, a distance of 14 miles, and when within five miles of town he expired. Bushnell was 19 years of age and Beasley is 25. The shooting was purely accidental. The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Bushnell of Olalla.

Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - August 30, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

McGuire, Hollister

Abernethy's Cabin, as well as the state at large, has sustained a loss through the tragic death of Hollister D. McGuire, late fish commissioner of the state, who was drowned in the Umpqua river on the 8th inst., while seeking a location for a salmon hatchery. Mr. McGuire was born Aug. 18, 1843, on a farm located a few miles west of Portland. In his early years his parents removed to the city, where he received his education in the public schools, and grew to manhood. He was active in various enterprises which were a benefit to the community, and for several years was in the cattle business in Crook county. In all his transactions he conducted himself as a progressive citizen and an honest man should. On March 1, 1893, he was appointed to the position held at the time of his death, and he was such a capable officer that politics were set aside and merit considered through the succeeding administrations, and he was reappointed as often as a change came, much to the satisfaction of the people of Oregon in particular, and our neighboring states in general.

Mr. McGuire leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. He was not only a member of the Native Sons, but was also an honored member of the Masonic fraternity, the Elks, the Woodmen and the Artisans.

Source: Oregon Native Son and historical magazine, Volume 1, May 1899
By Native Sons of Oregon, Oregon Pioneer Association
Indian War Veterans and Historical Society, pg. 39
Adams, John

John Adams, a pioneer of Douglas County, died on the 5th instant, aged 72 years.

Source: The Coast Mail (Marshfield, OR) - May 17, 1879
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund



Mr. John Adams, about 70 years old, of Douglas county, a pioneer, was found stricken with paralysis, in the field, where he was at work, and died that evening.

Source: Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Saturday, May 24, 1879
McNabb, Alexander

Douglas County Man Murdered

Roseburg, June 17 – The charred body of a man named Alexander McNabb was found in the debris in his burned cabin at Hoover, twelve miles southwest of Roseburg last night.  Foul play is suspected, as some valuables are missing.  There is no clue to the murderer.

Source: The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 17, 1911
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Eccles, Thomas

Roseburg, Or., Nov 2 (Special) – Veteran Thomas J. Eccles, late of company A, 13th Kansas Infantry, aged 75 years, died at the soldiers' home hospital Thursday night at 12 o'clock. He was a native of Missouri and was admitted to the home January 24, 1919. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Tallman and Mrs. Mary Smith, both of Springfield, Or. The funeral occurred from the Home chapel this morning.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - November 4, 1919
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Drake, W. B.

Myrtle Creek, Ore – W.B. Drake, a resident of Myrtle Creek since 1875, and at one time mayor of this town, died at his home here May 19, aged 78 years. Mr. Drake served four years in the Union army during the civil war, and he was a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a widow, several brothers and sisters in the east and a step son, Charles J. Richey of Falls City.

Source: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - May 27, 1910
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Hodson, Enos

Roseburg, Ore. – E.G. Hodson, for the last 40 years a resident of Roseburg, and one of the best known men in this section of the state, died at his home in West Roseburg May 26 of heart disease. He is survived by three sons, James of Roseburg, Will and Roy of Medford, and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Trimmel.

Source: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) - May 27, 1910
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Haney, William

Brief News Of Oregon William Haney, 60 years old, was struck by an automobile at Sutherlin and instantly killed, his head almost severed from his body. The automobile, which is said to have been going at high speed, contained four young men returning from a celebration at Oakland and was in charge of Charles Parks of Roseburg.

Source: The Ontario Argus (Ontario, OR) - Thursday, July 10, 1913
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Griffiths, Mrs.

Mrs. Griffith, residing on Bear creek, Douglas county, was thrown out of a wagon last week, receiving injuries from which she died soon afterward.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, August 10, 1885
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Newman, Harriet

Mrs. Harriet Newman died at her home, near Drain, last Monday, aged 63 years. Mrs. Newman was a pioneer of 1843, having come to Oregon with the Jesse Applegate party in company with her uncle, Charles Lindsay.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, August 10, 1885
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Stephens, E.

Northwest Dead

Mr. E. Stephens, who will be kindly remembered by the old residents of Garfield county, Wash., died November 30, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. B. Clark, of Millwood, Or. Mr. Stephens owned and operated a sawmill in the mountains, south of Pomeroy, in early days.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, December 14, 1896
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Chapman, Mrs. A. J.

Pioneer Woman Dead

Mrs. A. J. Chapman, one of the pioneer women of Douglas county, died at her home in Wilbur Wednesday night. She arrived in Oregon early in the ‘50’s, and has resided in Douglas county ever since. At the time of her death Mrs. Chapman had reached the age of three score and ten. Besides a loving husband, she leaves a large number of relatives to mourn her loss, among them being Mrs. J. C. Aiken and J. I. Chapman of Roseburg.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, January 6, 1895
Contributed by Jim Dezotell



Death of a Pioneer Woman

Mrs. A. J. Chapman, one of the pioneer women of Douglas county, died at her home in Wilbur last night.  She arrived in Oregon early in the 50's, and has resided here ever since.  At the time of her death Mrs. Chapman had reached the age of three score and ten.  Besides a loving husband, she leaves a large number of relatives to mourn her loss, among them being Mrs. J. C. Aiken and J. I. Chapman of this city, both of whom are her children.  The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock tomorrow.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 3, 1895



The funeral of Mrs. A. J. Chapman at Wilbur Friday was quite largely attended.  Several persons from here went over on the local in the morning.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Monday, January 7, 1895

Meuir, Dale

EEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held March 7 for Dale Ann Meuir of Reedsport, who died March 4 of a heart attack. She was 49. Meuir was born Jan. 1, 1953, in New Orleans to Raymond and Joyce Gildrey Armstrong. She married Lloyd Meuir in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 4, 1986. She lived in Franklinton, La., before moving to Reedsport. Meuir was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Reedsport. Survivors include her husband; her mother of Louisiana; a son, Lloyd Jr. of Reedsport; a brother Raymond Armstrong Jr. of Lafayette, La.; and a sister, Sharon Felou of New Orleans. Thursday's service will be at 4 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Reedsport. Inurnment will be in New Orleans. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship Church in Reedsport.

Source: Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, March 5, 2002
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Glover, William

Died - From the Roseburg papers we learn that Wm. Glover at that place a short time since. "Bill" as he was familliary called was well known here having tended stock and "drove" stage for the Overland Stage Co. before the advent of the railroad. With all his faults he possessed a generous nature and the mantle of charity may well be spread over the departed.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, December 28, 1878
Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Frank, Alex

Kills Friend for Bear

Fatal Hunting Accident Near Riddle, 28 Miles South of Roseburg

Roseburg, Or., Oct. 20 (Special)-- Late this evening a telephone communication from Riddle, a small town 28 miles south of Roseburg, conveyed news of a death of Alex Frank, a Southern Pacific brakeman, of this city, who was shot and instantly killed by Carl Weber, his companion, who mistook Frank for a bear.

From the meager details at hand it is learned the two men were hunting in the vicinity of Catching Creek, four miles from Riddle [sic]. They became separated, and when Weber saw Frank at a short distance through the brush, thinking he was a bear, fired, killing him instantly.

Frank's body will be brought to this city early in the morning, where an inquest will be held. Weber is a reliable and trustworthy engineer of the Southern Pacific. Frank was a young man, married about three weeks ago.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - October 21, 1908
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Russell, Frances

Mrs. Frances L. Russell

Roseburg, Or., July 16 (AP) -- Frances Lydia Russell, 90, pioneer educator of Oregon, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edythe Florence Kelley, president of the Association of Rebekah Assemblies of the United States and Canada.

Mrs. Russell was born June 25, 1842, at Peterborough, N.H., and was married May 25, 1861, to George T. Russell on the eve of his departure to join the union forces in the civil war. Upon his return from service and recovery from wounds, they established a private school, Russell academy, at Leadville, Tenn. After serving this institution ten years they moved to Oakland, Or., in 1879, and in that town started another school bearing their name. Ten years later they sold this school to the district.

Since her husband's death 38 years ago Mrs. Russell had made her home in Roseburg. She is survived by a son, Fred A. Russell of Roseburg and another daughter besides Mrs. Kelley, Lillian B. Brown of Livermore, Cal.

Source:
The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - July 17, 1932
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Berks, Henry

Brief News of Oregon

Henry Berks, 68 years old, a resident of Edenbower for the past 23 years, committed suicide at his home there by hanging himself in the barn.  Despondency from physical injuries, from which recovery appeared impossible, is thought the cause.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, January 14, 1913
Heddon, Josephine

Died

In Scottsburg, Oregon, January 17th, Josephine, daughter of Cyrus and Margaret Heddon, aged one year and seventeen days.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) – Saturday, February 7, 1863
Hardy, Theotine

Died

At his residence, in Douglas county, on the 17th of April, Theotine Hardy, formerly of Quebec, Lower Canada.

Source: The Umpqua Weekly Gazette (Scottsburg, OT) – Friday, June 23, 1854
Dearing, O. A.

O. A. Dearing, one of the oldest and best known printers and printing machine inventers on the Pacific coast, died at two o’clock last Saturday morning at the Soldiers’ Home at Roseburg.  The body was taken to Portland where it was cremated in accordance with an understanding which has existed between the husband and the wife for many years.

Source: Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR) – Wednesday, December 25, 1907
Howe, Henry

Henry Lee Howe died at the state hospital at Salem, April 5, after 48 years.  His body was brought to Springfield on the 6th, prepared for burial at Walker's undertaking parlors, and shipped to Roseburg for burial on the hth.  He had relatives here.

Source: The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, April 13, 1922
Whitcomb, Charles

At Myrtle Creek, Oregon, February 19, 1910, Dr. Chas. W. Whitcomb, aged 77 years, 6 month and 26 days. He was born in Greenfield, Connecticut and at an early day moved with his parents to Massachusetts where he grew to manhood. Among his schoolmates were Admiral George Dewey and Dwight L Moody the great evangelist.

He was gradated from the Philadelphia and Rush Medical College of Chicago. During the civil war he was surgeon of the 15th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, serving in the armies of both Grant and Sherman.

He came to Oregon in 1869, locating in Pendleton, and later locating at Myrtle Creek.
He was married to Miss Viola J Smith of this place June 2, 1870, who survives him. He also leaves two sisters in Providence, Rhode Island.

He was for many years a member of the Knights of Pythias, Masons and the ME Church. Love, charity and benevolence were his chief characteristics, being not only a truce Knight, but an earnest, upright Christian, a tender, loving husband and a friend to all.

The body was brought to this place and was interred in Monroe cemetery Tuesday. Mrs. Whitcomb is a daughter of Grandma Smith of Harmony, and a sister of James W Smith and Mrs. Floyd Howard.

Source: Junction City Times (Junction City, OR) - February 26, 1910
Contributed by Karen Windheim
Burt, Cyrus

Came To Oregon in 1853

DEER CREEK, Or., Dec. 19 – (Special) – Cyrus Burt, who died recently at his home on Deer Creek, near Roseburg, was born in Green County, Illinois, February 11, 1832.  In 1839 he moved with his parents to Green County, Wisconsin, and in 1842 to Walworth County, Wisconsin.  In 1853, with his father’s family, he started from Galesburg, Ill., on the long journey to Oregon.  The party reached Oregon in the Fall of 1853, and in 1854 settled on Deer Creek.  Three sister survive him, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect, Jackson County, Or.; Mrs. A. H. Brown, of Deer Creek, Douglas County, Or., and Miss Saphronia Burt, of Deer Creek.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, December 20, 1908
Cornelius, George

DIED – George Cornelius died at his residence near Roseburg, Douglas county, March 1st, of consumption.  Mr. Cornelius came to Oregon in 1845, and was for many years a resident of Marion county.  Some months since he removed to Southern Oregon, hoping the change would be beneficial to his health.  Mr. Cornelius was about forty-nine years old, and was much respected for his many good qualities as a neighbor and citizen.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 16, 1872
Moses, Charles

LANE COUNTY – We copy the following items from the Journal of the 23rd inst.: Charles H. Moses, for many years a resident of this city, died at Oakland on Tuesday.  The deceased was a man of more than ordinary ability and attainments, but lacked that degree of courage and self-control necessary to enable him to cast from his lips the cup which finally led him to an untimely grave.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 30, 1872
Ledgerwood, Margaret

BURNED TO DEATH – The Roseburg Plaindealer says that a daughter of Joseph Ledgerwood, of Myrtle Creek, aged about ten years, died April 17th, from the effects of burns received the day before.  We are informed that its clothes caught on fire from a spark from the fireplace, that in her fright she ran out of the house followed by her parents and when overtaken her body was completely enveloped in flames.  The little sufferer lingered twenty-four hours before death relieved her.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, April 27, 1872
Turner, William

DROWNED – The Plaindealer says that on the 12th of April Wm. A. Turner was drowned while engaged in floating logs down a tributary of Smith river, about twenty miles from Gardner City.  Mr. Turner was a native of Scotland, about twenty-eight years of age.  Supposed to have relatives in the vicinity of Astoria.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 18, 1872
Rodgers, Jack

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

Source: The Myrtle Point Enterprise (Myrtle Point, OR) - January 20, 1905
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Wilhelm, Arthur
Hendricks, Sam


Trains Crash Together

Three Men Killed Outright and Two Fatally Injured

Roseburg, Or., Nov. 12. The worst wreck ever known on this division occurred about daylight this morning, two miles south of Roseburg. Two freights, the regular No. 225 southbound, and a long extra coming north, smashed together on a curve in a heavy fog. Engineer Sam Hendricks, of No. 225, and Fireman Wilhelm, of the extra, were caught between the wreck and almost instantly killed. Fireman Ed Riddle, Engineer Walter Drennan and Head Brakeman Charles Campbell, were all badly injured, the latter two doubtless fatally. Riddle lost a foot and suffered a broken left arm. Campbell's head was badly hurt, his right leg crushed, his left arm broken. Drennan received a cut through the skull over the left eye, about three inches in length, which exposed the brain. His leg was broken and he received many bad cuts and bruises. One of the trainmen ran to town with the news and an engine and caboose were sent out after the three injured men, who were cared for by three physicians on arriving in the city. Some time was required to get Hendricks and Wilhelm from the wreck. The latter was pinned down in the cabin, the coals from the firebox burning off both his legs to the knee. The bodies were brought to the undertakers immediately. The necks of both men were broken. The scene of the wreck defies adequate description. The boiler of the extra's engine had literally forced its length through the other engine its full length, but neither engine had left the track. They were both partly covered by wrecked freight cars, the engine of No. 225 was entirely covered, and a badly broken up box car surmounted the heap, apparently balancing on the smokestack. This part of the wreck caught fire once, but the flames were quickly extinguished. It is stated that the wreck was due to a misinterpretation of orders on the part of Engineer Drennan of the extra. Superintendent L.R. Fields happened to be in the city, and is looking after the dead and wounded men. Coroner Twitchell has summoned a jury and will hold an inquest tomorrow on the remains of Wilhelm and Hendricks.

Source: Cowlitz County Advocate (Longview, WA) - November 12, 1900
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Teney, Mollie

Death of Miss Mollie Teney

Miss Mollie Teney died this morning at the residence in this city, aged 28 years and 1 day.  She had been an invalid for several years, and her death was therefore not unexpected, although it was none the less a shock to her many friends.  She was an estimable young lady and highly esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral will take place tomorrow from the family residence on Kane street, Rev. Geo. N. Annes officiating.  Interment will be at the Masonic cemetery under the auspices of Roseburg lodge No. 13, A.O.U.W., and Reno post No. 29, G.A.R., of which organizations her father was an honored member at the time of his death.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Monday, January 7, 1895
Cole, Carl

Calapooia Items

Death visited us Sunday and took away the infant boy of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cole.  The death was very sudden.  The remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery Monday.  The young parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

Souce: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 10, 1895
Woodruff, Mason

Killed By Accident

Mason Woodruff of Palouse, Wash., a brother of Robert and E. T. Woodruff of this county, Tuesday met with a fatal accident.  While hauling a heavy load of grain on a bobsled, he was thrown off by a violent lurch of the sled, and landed 20 feet away, the fall crushing his skull, and injuring him internally, from the effects of which he died a few hours afterward.  His remains will be shipped here for interment, and will arrive tomorrow night.  The body will be taken in charge by the Odd Fellows, and the funeral will take place Saturday.  The remains will be interred in French Settlement cemetery.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 10, 1895



Funeral of Mason Woodruff

Owing to a delayed train on the Northern Pacific, the remains of the late Mason Woodruff did not arrive until Saturday evening.  A committee of Philetairian lodge, I.O.O.F., of this city took charge of the body on its arrival here, and yesterday the remain were interred in the family lot in the French Settlement cemetery.  G. K. Mason, noble grand of the Palouse lodge of Odd Fellows, was in charge of the body on its trip to Roseburg.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Monday, January 14, 1895
Schroeder, Henry

Henry Schroeder, familiarly called Grandpa Schroeder, died on Tuesday night at Myrtle Point, aged 79 years.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Monday, January 21, 1895
Bookman, John

The badly decomposed body of John Bookman was discovered in his cabin at a lonely spot a few miles from Reston, near the main Coos Bay highway.  Bookman, who was aged about 70, had lived alone for some time in a rough cabin without floor and little light.  It is believed that he died from exposure and had been dead for probably five or six weeks.

Source: Malheur Enterprise (Vale, OR) - Saturday, March 20, 1920
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.

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, January 9, 1939
Lane, Joseph

OLD PIONEER PASSES AWAY

Joseph S. Lane, Widely Known, Dies at Home in Douglas County.

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore., August 9.
Joseph Samuel Lane, one of the oldest pioneers of Oregon, passed away in this city. "Uncle Joe," as he was familiarly called, was the son of General Joseph Lane, an old indian war veteran, who also participated in the Mexican war, after which he was made territorial governor of Oregon in the year 1846, being appointed by President Polk. At the close of the indian outbreak in the Rogue River Valley in 1851, he was again appointed Governor of Oregon by President Franklin Pierce.

Deceased was born at Vandeberg, ind., on Oct. 13th, 1827. He moved to the State of Oregon in 1851, arriving at Portland the same year. From there he went to Oregon City, where his father resided, and engaged in the mercantile business at Oak Grove for a time, when he removed to Douglas county, and engaged in farming and stock raising. He also railroaded out of Roseburg for a number of years. He had resided at Myrtle Creek for a number of years.


He is survived by his wife, one brother, Simon R., residing at Roseburg, one daughter, Mrs. Ross of Portland, and four sons, Frank, Joe V., Gus and Lafayette. Ex-Mayor Lane of Portland and Eugene Shelby superintendent of the Wells-Fargo Express Company of San Francisco, are his nephews.

Source: Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, Or) August 9, 1910
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Rice, Martha

Mrs. Martha A. Rice, A Douglas County Pioneer

Roseburg, Or., Dec. 10 -- (Special) -- Mrs. Martha A. Rice, one of the oldest pioneers of Douglas County, died at her home on Rice Creek, about 12 miles southeast of Roseburg, yesterday of general debility. For several years she had been a sufferer from paralysis and her death was not unexpected. She came to this county in 1853, and during the Rogue River war her house was made the place of refuge for the whole community, and the old house, long since in disuse, shows the old bullet holes made by Indian guns. Her husband, Harrison Rice, was killed by an unruly horse some years ago. Mrs. Rice was the mother of Miss Eva Rice, one of the most successful of Portland's corps of teachers, and was a sister of P.L. Willis, of Portland; Judge W.R. Willis, of Roseburg and O.L. Willis, who lives near the old Rice home. Judge Sylvester W. Rice, formerly of Portland, was one of her sons, and Mrs. W.C. Winston and Mrs. Della Crawford, of this county, are her daughters, and Ernest L. Rice is a son.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - December 11, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Ferdines, Unknown

The body of Ferdines, the cook of the ill-fated Arago, was found last week on the beach, fifteen miles north of the Umpqua. The remains were identified by papers found in the pockets.

Source: Eugene Register Guard (Eugene, OR) - November 29, 1896

Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Seymour, Lillie

Miss Lillie Seymour, aged 16 years was drowned at Gardiner last week.

Source: Evening Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, September 22, 1890
Mitchell, James

Obituary

James K. Mitchell, one of Douglas county's most excellent citizens, died suddenly of heart failure at his home on Oak Creek, December 31, 1898, aged 57 years and 22 days.  He had been slightly unwell for several days, though still performing his accustomed duties until the evening of Friday, when he became very ill, rallying during the night, only to meet with absolute prestration in the morning from which he passed away at mid-day.

Deceased was well and favorably known in Roseburg and vicinity, where he has lived for the past 15 years, a most exemplary life, and where he leaves not only a host of friends, all of whom feel deeply the loss sustained in his death.  He was a native of Tennessee, having been born in that state December 9, 1841.  At the early age of six years, he, in company with his parents, began his migration westward stopping first in Illinois until the year 1868, when he went to Missouri and 15 years later, in 1883, came to Oregon, where he has since resided.

In 1864 he was married to Miss Loudisa Carle.  To the union were born four children, one son and three daughters, of whom two daughters survive, Mrs. Anna Bushnell of Ten Mile and Mrs. Ida Marsters of this city, the son having preceded the father but, a few months, the daughter having passed on before.  His wife died Dec. 21, 1885, just 13 years ago and was buried in the Old Fellows' cemetery.

In 1887 he was again united in marriage with Mrs. E. C. Hadler.  To this union was born son, now aged ten years.  The wife, two daughters, one son and one grandson, with four brothers, one in Illinois, two in Missouri and one in California, also four sisters, three in Illinois and one in Oregon, Mrs. Mary Patterson, of this city survive him.

A good man has gone from among us.  He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a Christian gentleman.  His relation to the M. E. Church, of which he was a member, was characterized by vigor and fidelity.  He was a man of faith and good works, intrusted at different  times with some of the sacred offices within the gift of the church.

The funeral services took place Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the residence of A. C. Marsters, Rev. G. R. Arnold officiating.  A large number of friends were present, the member of the A. O. U. W. attended in a body.

Interment took place at the Odd Fellows cemetery, beside the companion of his youth, in the family plat.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Monday, January 2, 1899
Smith, Martin

SUDDEN DEATH – A dispatch from Oakland, May 20, says: A young aged about 18, son of Thomas Smith who lives at the ferry at the crossing of the North Umpqua, died suddenly to-day.  A past mortem examination will be held to-morrow morning.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 25, 1872
VanBuren, B. H.

B. H. VanBuren, aged 77 years, died at Comstock on December 27, 1904, his death being ascribed to old age.  The remains were shipped to Jefferson for interment.  He was the father of G. H. VanBuren, the S.P. Agent at Comstock and had two other sons residing at Astoria.

Source: Roseburg Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, January 2, 1905
Brown, James

Died

BROWN – At Yoncalla, Oregon, of bright’s disesase, James Redfield Brown, aged 41 years, 5 months and 25 days.

Deceased was born in Redfield, Dallas county, Iowa, June 15, 1863.  He moved with his people to South Dakota in 1889, and from there to Yoncalla, Oregon, in 1892.  He had been living with his family in Grants Pass for some time and was taken sick about one year ago.  He went from there to Hilta, Ca., where he hoped to regain his health, but being disappointed in this he then went to Cinnabar Springs, Cal., but finding that all efforts to regain his health were useless, he returned home where he enjoyed its comforts for only a few days, when he took life’s burden for a pillow and lay down to that sweet sleep that kisses his eye lids down still.  He was married to Miss Ida M. Fegles in 1894.  Two children were born to them, the eldest Jennie, who died April 30, 1892, and Alpnans, still living.  Among those who remain to mourn his loss are his wife, Ida M. Brown, his aged mother, 75 years, two brothers and three sisters, B. b. Brown, of Erulda, Idaho, U. S. Brown, of Clachan, Ont. Can., Mrs. C. S. Buck, of Denver, Colo., Mrs. M. M. Walker, Goldfield, Nevada and Mrs. C. L. Fegels, of Yoncalla, Oregon.

He belonged to the W.O.W., under whose care he was from the time he arrived home until the words "earth to earth" and "dust to dust" were spoken over the remains of one of the kindest of husbands and fathers and Yoncalla's citizens.  Are the dead forgotten?  No.  There is a voice from the tomb sweeter than song, to which their friends turn, even from the charms of the living and from its peaceful bosom spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.

As we look upon the grave we see hope which beams an angel promise pointing us on beyond the "valley of the shadow" to that harbor where we shall cast anchor and meet our loved ones who have only gone before.

Source: Roseburg Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) – Thursday, January 5, 1905
Long, Mrs.

Died

LONG – At the home of her family in West Roseburg Saturday night Dec. 31, 1904, Mrs. Long of heart failure.

Mrs. Long was the aged sister of Rev. Reese of the Free Methodist church.  She retired evidently in good health Saturday evening, but was found dead in her bed Sunday morning, having expired sometime during the night from heart failure.  The funeral was conducted today from the Free Methodist church of West Roseburg.

Source: Roseburg Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, January 2, 1905
Chenowith, James

A Prominent Man Dead – James Chenowith died at his home in Oakland Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, a.m.  He was a very public spirited citizen, a man of large means and a great benefit in his extensive transactions to the producers and stock raisers of Douglas county.  Scarcely a freight train was passed over the O. & C. railroad in some years that did not carry at least one carload of stock purchased by him in that neighborhood and shipped to market.  He had command of large capital and was in the habit of buying up the surplus cattle, sheep, and so forth, thus scattering great amounts of money among his neighbors continually.  He was a good man in every respect and Douglas county will sadly miss him.  The malady ending in his death was typhoid fever.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 11, 1890
Harvey, Aaron

Found Dead In Bed – Aaron Harvey, an old resident of Douglas county, was found dead in his bed, at his residence near Oakland, Saturday October 21st, supposed to be from heart disease.  He was aged 81 years.  During his earlier years, he held an important position of trust in England.  He was an intelligent gentleman and strictly upright in all his dealings.  He leaves several children and grandchildren in this State besides others in Illinois.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 11, 1882
Kelly, Mr.

Ed. Hornson shot and fatally wounded a Mr. Kelly at Lewisville, Douglas county, Saturday last.  No reason assigned.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 18, 1882
Unknown Chinese

A Chinaman while at work in tunnel No. 3, was instantly killed last Monday by a bank caving in. - Plaindealer

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 14, 1882
Denny, John

John F. Denny, a former member of the Oregon Legislature from Marion county, died near Oakland, Douglas county, on the 16th of February, aged 62 years.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 18, 1882
Hendricks, Unknown

Accidentally Shot – A young man about 17 years of age, by the name of Hendricks, while out hunting near Yoncalla was accidentally shot by his companion, Clark, on Tuesday.  Clark mistook him for a deer and fired, the ball entering near the small of the back, causing his death the succeeding day.  Dr. Sharples was telegraphed for, and went out, but before his arrival the young man was dead.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 25, 1882
Burnett, Mary

Miss Mary Burnett, daughter of J. D. Burnett, of Douglas county, died in Santa Rosa, Cal., of consumption on the 3d inst.  She went to California in the vain hope of restoring her health.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 15, 1882
Wells, Gladys

Gladys M. Wells, 75, of Roseburg died May 27, 1995 in Roseburg.

A funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. in the Long and Shukle Memorial Chapel in Roseburg.  The Rev. Roy Campbell will officiate.

A graveside committal will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in Lebanon’s IOOF Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 17, 1919 in Dow City, Iowa to Lena (Chrestensen) and Charles Elmer Bybee.  She grew up in Iowa, where she was a member of the Baptist Church.

Her family moved to San Bernardino, Calif. in 1939.  During World War II, she worked as a parts salvager, taking useful parts off damaged aircraft so the parts could be reused.

She married Francis Clinton Wells in Lebanon on Feb. 21, 1946.  She worked as a telephone operator in Lebanon for years before moving to Roseburg in 1967.  The couple also lived in Stevenson, Wash. for a short time.

In Roseburg, she worked as a waitress at the Tom-Tom Restaurant and later became head waitress at the Roseburg Country Club.

She was a Past Senior Regent in the Ladies of the Moose.  She was also active in Daughters of the Nile.  She loved to read, sew, travel and babysit children, though she never had children of her own.

She is survived by a half-brother, Merlin Chestensen of Medford; brothers Donald Bybee of Audobon, Iowa, and Russell Bybee of San Bernardino, Calif.; and eight nieces and nephews.

Francis Wells died in 1988.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements were handles by Long and Shulde Memorial Chapel of Roseburg.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Day, Adam

Roseburg Star: Last Saturday evening Adam Day died very suddenly at the residence of his son, G. W. Day, of this city.  Father Day was an old pioneer having settled in Camas valley, this county, over twenty-six years ago.  He was a native of New York state, and was almost eighty four years of age.  Mr. Day served in the war of 1812.  Peace to his ashes.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 3, 1880
Williams, T. R.

Horrible Accident and Death

A Drain dispatch of January 13 to the Daily Roseburg Review says: T. R. Williams, the unfortunate man who was pierced with a flying piece of wood at the Leona mills last Tuesday, died Sunday evening at 6 o'clock, after a most remarkable struggle for life.  Both lungs were pierced by a piece of wood over an inch in diameter, and being wedged between the ribs required the aid of two men to withdraw it yet his life was prolonged for over five days afterward.  Williams was about 35 years of age.  He leaves a wife, but no other relatives in this state.  His mother lives in Michigan.

Source: Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Wednesday, January 15, 1902
Gillum, Corbin

Corbin Gillum, a pioneer of Douglas county died on the 31st ult., aged 83 years.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 17, 1880
Lane, Joseph

Gen. Jos. Lane Dead

The veteran warrior and statesman, Gen Joseph Lane, is no more.  Quietly and peacefully at his home in Roseburg, Tuesday night, April 19th, at 8:45 o’clock, his soul took flight from its mortal tenement.  For several weeks he had been gradually failing, and but few were surprised when the not unwelcome messenger, to him, gave the final summons.

Gen. Lane’s life was an eventful one.  Born in North Carolina in 1801, his life is almost co[?]val with the Republic.  In 1823 he was elected to the Indiana Legislature, where he continued until 1846 when he resigned his seat in the Senate to enter the ranks of the army then being raised for the war with Mexico.  He was soon raised from a private to the rank of a Brigadier, and then a Major General; he was present and engaged in many of the hard fought battles of that war, and bore honorable wounds attesting his bravery.  At the close of the war in 1848, he was appointed by President Polk, Governor of Oregon Territory; made the trip overland by the southern route, arrived in Oregon City, March 2, 1849, and on the same day issued a proclamation making known that the Territory was then under the laws and control of the United States.  In 1851 he was elected a Delegate to Congress, which position he successively held four terms.  On the admission of the State in 1859 he was elected a Senator retiring therefrom in 1861.  The ability displayed by him in the Senate induced the regular Democratic convention in 1860 to nominate him for Vice President; the split in the party however caused the defeat of the ticket upon which he ran.  Since that time he has lived in private life, but his influence has been exerted nevertheless, and his opinions have had great weight in shaping public events in this State.  His name is interwoven with the pioneer history of our fair young State, and his acts have redounded to her glory.  No stain has ever attached to his fair fame.  Honor was his guiding star, and while others became rich from office he never profited therefrom and died poor.  Rest in peace honorable old man.  Few names in our country’s history are brighter than thine.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 23, 1881
Patterson, Woodson

Sad Accident

The Roseburg Independent gives the following particulars of the accidental death of Woodson Patterson of Douglas county:

It would seem from the statement of an eye witness, Mr. H. O. Waters, who visited the scene of the accident, that Woodson had tied two deer on his saddle, one on the seat and one behind.  The one behind evidently got loose, and falling scared the horse, which began to buck, jerking Patterson around in such a manner as to kick him in the forehead, smashing in the skull from which the brain ooze out.  While kicking he struck the hammer of the gun, breaking it off in the stock and exploding the cartridge, and in running home cut himself on the leg by striking it on a snag in the road to which place he was traced by the blood.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 27, 1880
McNeil, Duncan

Horrible Death – From Agent Adair we learn that a team ran off with an old man by the name of Duncan, at Comstock station, Friday evening, dragging him until death ensued.  The remains were horribly mangled.  Deceased was about 50 years of age, and was formerly a sailor.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 4, 1880



Instantly Killed

A correspondent of the Oregonian gives the following account of the accidental death of Duncan McNeil at Comstock’s Station:

“A sad accident occurred at this place, resulting in the death of Duncan McNeil, a man employed by Mr. J. A. Griggs, as a man of all work.  Duncan was engaged in driving a team of horses at the time of the accident.  The horses became frightened at something and started to run, uncoupling the wagon.  In some manner, it is not known just how, he became entangled in one of the traces, and was drawn over the frozen ground a distance of about 150 yards, breaking his neck, several ribs and cutting him about the head and face.  He was removed to a house near by, but was dead before any one could reach him, probably being killed instantly when the horses started.  Deceased was about 53 years of age, a native of Glasgow, Scotland.  He has no relatives in this country, but will be given a Christian burial by his friends here.  He was respected by all who knew him and had no enemies.  There were three children in the wagon at the time of the accident, but fortunately they were thrown out uninjured.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 11, 1880
Watkins, Lydia

Died – Mrs. Lydia Watkins, formerly Miss Cummings, died at the residence of her husband, in Roseburg, Tuesday.  The remains were brought to this city on Thursday’s train, and interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 26, 1881
Masters, Mary

Mother Masters, aged 91, died recently in Cole’s Valley, Douglas county, loved and respected by all who knew her.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 28, 1881
White, Elwin

Instant Death

The Telegram thus relates the particulars of the accidental killing of E. G. White, near Oakland, Douglas county:

E. G. White and family and John and Will Crouch were preparing to go blackberrying [sic].  After they were all in the wagon ready to start, they found they had forgotten a shot gun they had intended to take.  Mr. White returned to the house for the same.  While putting the last charge of shot in Mr. White discovered he had put both charges in one barrel.  He turned the gun up, emptying the shot into his hand, and as he went to let the gun to the floor again the hammer struck the lounge, causing the gun to discharge, taking effect in one side of his face, almost completely tearing it away, causing his brains to ooze out.  Death was instantaneous and the soul of E. G. White passed over the river without one word or sign to his friends.  The deceased was about 26 years of age, a kind father and good husband.  He came here a few years ago from Wisconsin, where his parents now reside.  He has taught school here several terms, but at present was engaged in farming out on Camas Swale.  He leaves a wife and two small children with a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.  Last Sunday his remains were followed by a large number of friends to their last resting place in the Camas Swale cemetery.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 2, 1881
Miller, Thomas

Died – Mr. Thos. Miller, who resided in Eugene last year, died at Drain station last Sunday, at the age of 75 years.  He was an exemplary citizen and had many friends in this place.  His remains were brought here for burial Monday morning.  The funeral sermon was preached in the afternoon by Rev. I. D. Driver, at the Methodist church.  He was a member of the Eugene lodge of Masons, who buried him according to the rites of that order.

[born Jan. 6, 1806 – buried in Masonic cemetery in Eugene???]

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 23, 1881
Easton, John

John Easton, a resident of Douglas county since 1852, died at his home in Roseburg, September 2d, aged sixty years.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 17, 1881
Watson, Belle

Died – The wife of Hon. J. F. Watson, Judge of this district, died at her home in Roseburg, September 15th, of typhoid fever.  His daughter is also very low with the same disease.  Judge Watson has the sympathy of many friends in this county in his affliction.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 17, 1881
Fisher, William

On Thursday morning about four o’clock the jail was discovered to be on fire, having caught be some means some time before it was noticed, as when first seen the entire inside was filled with smoke and fire.  William Fisher had his preliminary examination Monday for burglary and was bound over to await the action of the Grand Jury and was then committed to jail.  The fire was not discovered in time to admit of the possibility of rendering any aid to the unfortunate fellow, whose screams were heard before there was any knowledge of the cause, and he was literally roasted alive.  When the fire burned down enough to admit of any examinations his charred remains were found.  The jail is a total loss to the county, and not much of a loss either.   – Roseburg Plaindealer

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 12, 1881
Stocker, Son

Killed – We find the following dispatch in the S. F. Chronicle, dated Portland, Aug. 28: “A young son of J. N. Stocker of Drain station, Douglas county, was shot full in the face, by his brother, who was walking in advance, dragging his gun trigger, which caught in a bush.  The lived but three hours.”

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 3, 1881
Young, Caleb

Homicide in Douglas County

Myrtle Creek, May 14 – Friday morning L. C. Hill shot and instantly killed his brother-in-law, Caleb Young, in front of the postoffice.  There had been a family feud existing between them for some time.  It appears that Hill, in a fit of anger, punished his step-daughter for refusing to obey him.  This so incensed her relatives that they sent him a written notice to settle up and leave the country in twelve hours.  Hill, not wishing to be forced to leave, remained in town until the next morning.  While standing on the porch in front of the postoffice Young drove up and approached Hill in a threatening manner, using insulting language, when Hill shot an X.L. revolver, forty calibre, instantly killing him.  Hill was immediately arrested and taken to Roseburg, where the grand jury is investigating the case.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 20, 1882
Smith, Marion

Marion Smith, a Douglas county lad, 16 years old, while out hunting with several companions a few days since, accidentally discharged his gun into his bowels and died a few hours thereafter.  The boys who were with him carried him five miles to the nearest house before assistance was procured.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 15, 1882
Otey, Elmettie

Mrs. M. Otey died near Oakland, Douglas county, on the 18th inst., from injuries received by being thrown from a wagon on the  4th.  She was 21 years old and recently married.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 29, 1882
Downem, Andrew

Shooting Affray – At Roseburg on Sunday afternoon T. L. Roadman, a young lawyer, quarreled with A. J. Downer, a gambling farmer, and drawing a revolver fired three shots at him, the last entering the chin and lodging in the back of the neck.  The wound will probably prove fatal.  Roadman was arrested by Sheriff Purdon and placed in jail.  Since the above was written, we learn that Downer died Wednesday, and the coroner’s jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 19, 1882
McClanahan, Unknown

Died – Mr. McClanahan, father of E. J. McClanahan of this city, died of cholera infantum at Cow Creek Canyon, Douglas county, Tuesday, August 29th, at the age of 73 years.  His remains were buried near where he died.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 2, 1882
Miller, James

Rev. James Miller, who lives near Yoncalla, Douglas county, since 1852, died on the 2d inst., aged 64 years.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 16, 1882
Harding Child

A little child named Harding living at Jenkins station, on the Roseburg and Coos Bay road, was burned to death on Monday evening by its clothes catching fire from the stove, while parents were outdoors.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 15, 1879
Unknown Chinese

A Chinaman was shot at Riddle last Sunday and died the following day.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 27, 1883
Cornutt, Clark

Clark Cornut, of Cow Creek, Douglas county, was kicked by a horse last week, and died a few days after.  The next day his little child was laid beside him in the grave.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 19, 1879
Cardwell, Benjamin

A little son of Mr. Cardwell went fishing at south Myrtle creek on the afternoon of the 10th inst., fell into the stream and was drowned.  The body was recovered the next day.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 24, 1879
Davis, Gain

Gain Davis, living near Roseburg, drove into a stream to wash his wagon, got into swimming water was thrown out and drowned.  Body not recovered.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 31, 1879
Pinkston, Lucy

Died – Miss Pinkston, a sister-in-law of Mr. S. M. Mi[? – Miser ?], died at his residence in this city yesterday morning.  The young lady has been suffering from an ovarian tumor and it finally became necessary to attempt its removal.  Dr. Sharples, assisted by Dr. Lee of Corvallis, and physicians of this city, performed a surgical operation on her Thursday.  They found however, that the tumor had attached itself to vital organs in such a manner as to render its removal impossible.  The remains were taken to Oakland for interment.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 18, 1879
Unknown Chinese

A Chinaman was shot at Riddle last Sunday and died the following day.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 27, 1883
Pecor, Louis

Frozen To Death - Last Monday Louis Pecor and Peter Petee started from their place near Dillard's to attend a party at Tyee mountain.  They went by way of Looking Glass and attempted to cross the river at Shambrook's ferry in a small boat, which capsized and they got wet.  They started through the fields, and before arriving at their destination darkness overtook them and they lost their way, and when crossing  a slough the ice gave way and they both got wet a second time.  Shortly after this they got separated, and Petee heard Pecor calling to him.  He found his way back to the old man, who was lying down, and tried to get him up, but could not.  He stayed with him until morning, when he went to the house where they had started for assistance.  When they got back the old man was able to talk and told them not to move him and in a short time died.  Petee had his feet badly frozen and is scarcely able to get about.  - Roseburg Independent

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, February 17, 1883
Sibley, Unknown
Whitten, Unknown


Premature Explosion - The sad news reached us this week that another serious accident took place on the 1st of this month in tunnel No. 8, at the front, on the O. & C. R. R. extension, resulting in the death of two men named Sibley and Whitten, and the serious injury of four other men.  The men had sprung a blast twice and had placed powder in the hole the third time, probably before the bottom part of the hole had been cooled, that caused the premature explosion of the powder, which proved so disastrous to those at work.  One man who was struck in the head by a number of rocks, inflicting painful though not dangerous wounds, was lifted up four or five feet, and others barely escaped with their lives.  Mr. Whitten's brother, who is quite an influential citizen of San Francisco, came up this week to take the remains of his unfortunate brother for final interment to the Golden State.  Roseburg Plaindealer

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, February 17, 1883
Wilbur, James

Rev. Father J. H. Wilbur,  pioneer Methodist – the Peter Cartwright of the Pacific coast – died recently at Walla Walla, aged about 80 years.  At Portland, in 1850, he built the first Methodist church largely by his own labor.  Instead of attaching himself to the new and poor community as a supported parson, he set about the business not only of making his own support, but of creating a center of morality and intelligence.  He arrived at the site of the present village of Wilbur in 1853 with no other resources than health, industry and a good purpose.  In five years he built a church and a school and made the town which was built up about these institutions, and which assumed and retains his name, a center of the very best influences.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Thursday, November 10, 1887
Applegate, Jesse

“Uncle” Jesse Applegate, who died Sunday night in Southern Oregon, was one of Oregon's most useful and remarkable men.  He was a Kentuckian, who emigrated to Oregon in 1843.  He settled in the Umpqua Valley, and prospered moderately, but a few years ago lost his estate by going security for a friend.  He was eccentric, and somewhat intolerant of the opinions of others if they differed from his own, but was withal honest, brave and keen-witted.  He was the chief author of the present constitution of the State.  The writer met him January, 1887, in the asylum in Salem, where it was necessary to confine him for a few months, though even then he appeared to be a man of remarkably strong good sense and much worth.  Few among the hardy, adventurous spirits who first penetrated the Oregon wilderness have left a nobler or better record than Jesse Applegate.  - East Oregonian.

Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – Thursday, May 3, 1888
McAllister, Ollie

McALLISTER – Ollie D. McAllister died at Roseburg July 12, 1961.  He was a former Railroad Conductor of Eugene.  Surviving are his widow, Zilpha; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mona Hult of Eugene; a sister, Fern Head of Santa Barbara, California; a half sister, Mrs. Boyd Bruton of Roseburg; 2 step-sisters: Mrs. Mable Agee of Roseburg and Mrs. Bertha Blundell of Riddle; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Services will be held Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. (Standard) at the Long-Shukle Memorial Chapel, Roseburg.  Cremation rites at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, at 2 p.m., (Daylight) Saturday, July 15, 1961.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) – Friday, July 14, 1961
Bruton, Orval

Orval W. Bruton

BRUTON, Orval W. - On Thursday, May 26, 2004, our loving husband and father, Orval Bruton passed away in Portland, Oregon. Orv was born in Roseburg, Oregon, on January 25, 1933, to Royd and Iris Bruton. In Roseburg, he attended grade and high school. He attended O.I.T. from 1951-1953 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957. He met his wife Barbara in San Francisco, California, and they married in Portland in 1957. Orv graduated from Oregon State University in 1961 with a degree in Civil Engineering. For 33 years, he worked for the N.W. Pacific Division of the Corp of Engineers. Orv was a lifetime member of the American Cancer Society of Civil Engineers. He was also a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Hydro Tech Club, past president of NARFE, the Old Timers Club and the OSU Beaver Club. Orv enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, trips to the beach, Sun River, Oregon, and California, as well as rooting for his beloved OSU Beavers. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara, sister, Nona Long of Roseburg; his four children; daughter, Carrie and son-in-law, Scott Dinkelspiel; daughter, Catherine and son-in-law, Bob Moore; daughter, Maureen and son-in-law, Brian Unruh; son, Matt and daughter-in-law, Jeri Bruton. Orv also leaves his "Southern daughter", Cece Dispenza; ten adoring grandchildren. Pegg, Payson and Springer Funeral Chapel in Beaverton, Oregon, is in charge of the arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with a Rosary preceding at 10:30 a.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to your favorite charity.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR)- Sunday, May 30, 2004
McCarthy, Paul

Roseburg Man's Son-in-Law Killed

ROSEBURG, Or., March 27 – (Special) – C. W. McAllister yesterday received a telegram from Mullen, Idaho, to the effect that his son-in-law, Paul McCarthy, a Southern Pacific brakeman, was killed there last Sunday while operating his automobile.  Mr. McCarthy was 32 years old.  He lived in Roseburg for a few months and was afterward located in Portland.  His body has been taken to Nebraska for burial.

The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, March 28, 1917
Davis, Mrs. Watson

Mrs. Watson Davis of Edenbower, who has been very low with quick consumption for some time past, died last evening. She was an estimable lady and highly esteemed by those who knew her best.

The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, February 14, 1895
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Brown, George

George M. Brown
Last Sunday was laid to rest the body of George M. Brown at the Soldier's Home in Roseburg, his comrades of the G.A.R., performing the funeral ceremonies, and N.S. Buckner officiating as clergyman. Brown served in the army of the Potomic during the late rebellion. By his death we are reminded that the old soldiers, who, fired with patriotic zeal, flew to the defense of their country, are fast being numbered with the silent majority, that ere many years elapse the last of those grand old heroes will have been consigned to mother earth, there to await the sound of the trumpet in the presence of the Redeemer of the world, and receive the reward of their well spent life and herioc deeds in the cause of their country's salvation from a rebellious foe.

The hero lies still where the dew-dropping willows
   Like fond-weeping mourners lean o'er his grave.
The lightnings may flash, the loud thunder rattle;
   He heeds not, he hears not, He's free from all pain.
He sleeps his last sleep; he has fought his last battle;
   No sound can awake him to glory again.
S.S.

The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, April 11, 1895
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Crow, David

The Roseburg Ensign says that Mr. David Crow, of Cole’s valley, died suddenly of the heart disease.  He was in his bed at the time.

The Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 12, 1868
White, Janet

REEDSPORT - Private family services will be held for Janet Kay "Janni" White of Reedsport, who died May 28 of cancer. She was 60.

White was born July 7, 1941, in San Leandro, Calif., to Ed and Vi Estep Thorpe.

She married Clifford "Wayne" White in San Leandro on Nov. 15, 1959.

Before moving to Reedsport 20 years ago, White lived in Weed, Calif. She worked as a seamstress and a quilter, and received many quilting awards. Her business, Handicrafts by Janni, will continue at her request.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters; two brothers; and 10 grandchildren.

Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Bend Medical Center Relay for Life Team Too, 1900 Woodland Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 1, 2002
Premer, Eugene

REEDSPORT - Private services will be held for Eugene Preston Premer of Reedsport, who died June 2 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Premer was born June 29, 1920, in Benkelman, Neb., to James and Lela Fiddler Premer. He married his wife, Modesta, in Reno, Nev., on Feb. 28, 1942.

He worked in the field of animal husbandry.

Premer enjoyed fishing and was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows. He moved from California to Reedsport 10 years ago.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Stanley of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; a sister, Vita Akaka of Nebraska; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Diane June, died previously.

Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, June 5, 2002
Webster, Danny

REEDSPORT - Danny G. "Dan" Webster of Reedsport died June 7 of lung cancer. He was 66.

Webster was born July 28, 1935, in Everett, Wash., to Maurice and Mabel Williams Webster. After graduating from high school in 1953, he attended college for two years in Cheney, Wash.

From 1953 to 1956, Webster served in the Marine Corps.

He married Mary Bradshaw in Bremerton, Wash., on March 18, 1956.

Webster lived in Port Orchard, Wash., for 20 years before moving to Douglas County three years ago. He worked in communications at US West.

His interests included fishing, hiking and boating. He also enjoyed political debate.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kelly Stewart of Star, Idaho; and one grandchild.

No service is planned. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 15, 2002
Jennings, Clifton

WINCHESTER BAY - A memorial service will be June 17 for Clifton Arthur "Clif" Jennings of Winchester Bay, who died June 8 of cancer. The former Eugene resident was 82.

Jennings was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Jerome, Idaho, to James and Mabel Stanhope Jennings.

From 1940 to 1960, Jennings served in the Navy. He then owned a dental laboratory.

He married Beatrice Landis in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 19, 1946. She died on May 5, 1990.

Jennings lived in San Diego from 1957 to 1966, then moved to Eugene. He moved to Winchester Bay in 1979.

His interests included traveling, bowling, reading and fishing.

Survivors include two brothers, Marvin of Canby and Leroy of Nampa, Idaho; and two sisters, Gwendolyn Spencer of Eugene and Wanneta Miller of Chugiak, Alaska.

Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Entombment will be at Dunes Memorial Mausoleum. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reedsport Public Library.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, June 14, 2002
Avery, Nadine

REEDSPORT - A memorial service will be held June 23 for Nadine Avery of Reedsport, who died June 20 of heart failure. She was 75.

Avery was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Winfield, Kan. She married Roger Avery in Portland on April 2, 1956.

She graduated from Kansas State College in 1948. Avery worked as the head dietitian at Larned State Hospital in Kansas and retired in 1991. Her interests included doll houses, needlework and collecting angels. Avery was a member of the Episcopal Church Women.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Daniel of Portland and Patrick of Barstow, Calif.; a daughter, Anne Byer of Great Bend, Kan.; a brother, Merlin Kirby of Great Bend; a sister, Caroline Reed of Lawrence, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

Sunday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Gardiner. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Gardiner.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 22, 2002
Williams, Don

GARDINER - A memorial service will be held June 26 for Don Luis Williams of Gardiner, who died June 21 of adult respiratory distress syndrome. He was 75.

Williams was born July 25, 1926, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Wendel and Ada Goodwin Williams. His wife, Carol, died in 1981.

He served in the Army. Williams worked in the logging industry and retired from International Paper. He lived in the Reedsport/ Gardiner area for 34 years. He was an avid bowler and once scored a perfect game. Williams' interests also included hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a retired member of AWPPW Local 101.

Survivors include his partner of four years, Patricia Hust; a son, Lyle of Canyon City; a brother, Gerald of Carson City, Nev.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, Earl, died in 1978.

Wednesday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Inurnment will be at the Canyon City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Ladd, Thelma

A memorial service will be held June 27 for Thelma Esther Ladd of Bellfountain, formerly of Elkton, who died June 21 of age-related causes. She was 83.

Ladd was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Winchester to Charles and Hannah Rudeen Madison. She married Homer Ladd in Kellogg on Aug. 26, 1938.

She was one of three students to graduate from Elkton High School in 1937. She and her family lived in the Kellogg/Elkton area until 1960, when they moved to Reedsport. After retiring in 1976, they moved to Corvallis to be closer to their family.

Ladd enjoyed sewing clothes and doll clothes for her granddaughters, quilting, knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, reading and raising African violets. She was a member of Elkton Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and Kellogg Grange.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Irvin of Crooked River Ranch; two sisters, Mae Brown of Redmond and Lorna Amrhein of Eugene; a brother, James Madison of Canyonville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thursday's service will be at 2:30 p.m. at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis. Memorial contributions may be made to Benton Hospice in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Dawson, Carl

REEDSPORT - Private services will be held for Carl M. Dawson of Reedsport, who died June 20 of cancer. He was 84.

Dawson was born April 2, 1918, in Tillamook to Carl and Pearl Foland Dawson. He married Lucille Strauss in Portland on Aug. 26, 1945.

He graduated from Tillamook High School. He moved to a farm along the Smith River in 1938. Dawson worked as a dairy farmer for 40 years. He later worked as a small engine mechanic.

He was an avid water skier and enjoyed dancing, and swing and big band music. He was a member of the Bay Area Traditional Society for Jazz and the Reedsport Seniors Dandy Dancers. Dawson and his wife served as grand marshalls at the Reedsport Ocean Festival in 1994. They also served as king and queen of the Coos Bay Dixieland Jazz Festival in 2001.

Survivors include his wife; a son, James of Reedsport; a daughter, Linda Hamlett of Reedsport; two sisters, Cliffane Adams of Boise and Nancy Hansen of North Bend; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held later. Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at the Bay Area Traditional Society for Jazz, P.O. Box 544 Coos Bay, OR 97420.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, June 29, 2002
Plaisted, Lloyd

ROSEBURG - Lloyd Robert Plaisted of Roseburg, formerly of Eugene, died June 3 of age-related causes. He was 76.

He was born in Roseburg on March 29, 1926, to John and Agnes Paulson Plaisted. He graduated from Eugene High School and served in the U.S. Navy.

Plaisted worked as a telephone lineman in Eugene and Roseburg.

Survivors include a brother, Melvin of Moses Lake, Wash.; and four sisters, Pauline Mathews of Portland, Coral Abercrombie of Harrisburg, Donna Bench of Salem and Joan Cook of Eugene.

No service is planned. Long and Shukle Memorial Chapel, Roseburg, was in charge of arrangements.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, June 10, 2002
Spiva, Lela

YONCALLA - A memorial service will be held July 2 for Lela Kincaid Spiva of Yoncalla, who died June 26 of complications from pneumonia. She was 85.

Spiva was born March 11, 1917, in Three Sands, Okla., to Thomas and Beulah Kincaid. She married John Spiva in Stillwater, Okla., on March 14, 1931. He died in 1970.

She lived in Oklahoma until 1958, when she moved to San Bernardino, Calif. She moved to Yoncalla in 1997.

She was a homemaker. She also worked at Sages Food Store in San Bernardino, where she was known for her pie-making.

She enjoyed baking, gardening and sewing. She especially liked to spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the San Bernardino chapter of the Culinary Union.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne of Oklahoma and Larry of Yoncalla; three daughters, Pauline Cannady of Kansas, Joan Abernathy of Georgia and Donna Spiva Parker of Yoncalla; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Three sons, Ralph, Tommy and Leon, died previously.

Tuesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Sunday, June 30, 2002
Jackson, Jerre

The graveside service will be held June 27 for Jerre F. Jackson of Myrtle Creek, formerly of Cottage Grove, who died June 23 of cancer. He was 69.

Jackson was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Weiser, Idaho, to Francis and Genevieve Hite Jackson. He married Yvonnejo Gamble in Eugene on Dec. 13, 1963. She died in 1994.

He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and attended college for one year. Jackson was the owner and manager of a laminating board company. He lived in the Cottage Grove/Drain area from 1949 until 1969.

Jackson was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge in Roseburg.

Survivors include two sons, Jerre of Riddle and Michael of Seattle; a daughter, Cindy McClure of Eugene; a brother, Larre of Drain; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thursday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Mountain View Memorial Chapel in Myrtle Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Shambrook J. G.

Dr. Shambrook, coroner of Douglas county, was drowned in the Umpqua at Kellogg’s last week.  He had crossed the river in a boat to see a patient and had started to return when the accident occurred.  The particulars will probably never be known but as the river was very high, it is believed the boat capsized and he was unable to reach the shore.

Junction City Times (Junction City, OR) – Saturday, December 19, 1891
Fauteaux, William

William Jeffery "Jeff" Fauteaux of Yoncalla, Oregon and former long time resident of Kenai, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from lung cancer. He was 74.

At his request, there will be no services.

Jeff and his wife Sharon moved to Kenai in 1970. They owned and operated Redoubt Kennels in North Kenai. They also owned and operated Fauteaux's Fast Photo in Kenai, Noah's Ark and La Pet Shop also in Kenai.

While living in Kenai, he enjoyed commercial fishing, flying as a bush pilot and guide. He loved the outdoors and all that Alaska had to offer. He also enjoyed the show ring, showing dogs as a Professional Handler.

They moved to Yoncalla, Oregon in 1987 where he found a new love for bass fishing and bowling. Unable to enjoy full retirement he owned and operated Lightening Plastics, a fishing lure company, then owned and operated the Eagle Valley Nursery as a Master Gardner.

"He was a devoted and loving husband and father. We will dearly miss him," his family wrote.

His wife Sharon preceded Jeff in death last August. He is survived by his daughters Lucinda "Cindy" Harwood and husband Robert of Montrose, Colo.; Julianne Lowman of Decatur, Ala.; Sheila Blackwell and husband O'Neal of Grand Junction, Colo.; son Michael Fauteaux and wife Audrey of Aztec, N.M.; sisters Joyce Walcott and Marilee Fisher, both of Yoncalla; grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Veronica Doyal, Kamilah Drake, Andrew, Heather, Josh and Liberty Lowman, Misty Blackwell, Michael, Jaime and Cory Fauteaux; and numerous great grandchildren.

Cards can be sent to Cindy Harwood, 721 S. Townsend, Montrose, CO 81401.

The Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, AK) - Saturday, May 28, 2011

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