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Douglas County, Oregon

Obituaries & Death Notices

Fauteaux, Sharon

Sharon Leigh Fauteaux of Yoncalla, Oregon and former long time resident of Kenai, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2010 due to complications of a recent surgery. She was 69.

At her request, there will be no services.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Fauteaux, daughters Lucinda (Cindy) Harwood and her husband Robert of Montrose, CO; Julianne Lowman of Decatur, AL; stepson Michael Fauteaux of Aztec, NM; step daughter Sheila Blackwell of Rifle, CO; sister Sondra Annis of Orofino, ID, brother Frank Chase of Salt Lake City, UT, grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Veronica Doyal, Kamilah Drake, Andrew, Heather, Josh and Liberty Lowman and great grandchildren Korbin Pallas, McKenzie, Aston and Delilah Martin.

Sharon was a co-owner/operator of Redoubt Kennels in North Kenai. She, along with her husband Jeff, owned and operated Fauteaux's Fast Photo in Kenai, Noah's Ark and La Pet Shop also in Kenai.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenai and Kenai Chamber of Commerce. Sharon enjoyed playing violin and piano. In earlier years she trained and showed horses. While in Kenai, she groomed, trained and showed dogs.

After many years they moved to Yoncalla, Oregon where Sharon was the owner/operator of Sharon's Bookkeeping and Tax Service. She was a member of the Vine Street Baptist Church in Roseburg, OR and also attended the First Baptist Church in Drain, OR.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. We will dearly miss her.

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

The Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, AK) - Monday, September 13, 2010
Venable, Joseph

Died – Dr. Venable, who had an operation performed on him for the cancer, a short time since, died in this city July 4th.  His remains were taken to Oakland, his home, Thursday, for interment.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, July 7, 1883
Thomason, William

Another Tragedy

On Tuesday afternoon at Canyonville, Wm. Eddings shot Wm. P. Thomason twice.  Mr. Thomason was on the porch of Wollenberg Bros.’s store, when Mr. Eddings approached him and a very few words were exchanged, when Eddings drew a revolver and shot Thomason twice.  The first ball entered near the right breast bone and came out under the left arm, and the second ball entered the left side and came out at the right side.  Either of the wounds are almost necessarily fatal.  Mr. Eddings was taken into custody, but his preliminary examination was not held at Canyonville, on account of well founded fears of disturbance.  Mr. Charles Beallman of Canyonville brought Eddings on the train to Roseburg this (Friday) morning from Riddle, and he is now lodged in jail.  The shooting is the result of an old feud, as bad blood has existed between the parties for a long time, about cattle and range in the Elk creek mountains.

Mr. W. P. Thomason is an old veteran Captain of the Mexican war.  He is an uncle of the famous James brothers, a brother to their mother, for the proof of which we have his own statement in writing, made some time ago.  He has lived for many years at Elk creek, about thirty miles above Canyonville in the mountains, and is well known by every body in that section and by many old settlers.  His consort is a native maiden of the forest, by whom he has a large family.  – Plaindealer

Since the above was written we learn that Thomason has died.  Edding is well known here, having spent the summer in Eugene.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, August 4, 1883
Levens, Henry

Shooting At Elkton – James A. Beckley shot and killed Henry Levens at 6:30 p.m., on the 18th at Elkton, 15 miles west of Drain’s Station, in a quarrel concerning some cattle and range.  They were neighbors, but never on good terms.  Levens killed a cow of Beckley’s.  Beckley says Levens called him a “d—d rebel s—n of a b---“ and struck him, and had his hand in his pocket.  Beckley then shot him.  The ball entered an inch above the left eye.  He died instantly.  Both are old residence.  Beckley is 31 years old, and has a wife and two children living and three dead.  Levens is 26 years old, and has a wife and no children.  Beckley came to Roseburg and gave himself up to the sheriff.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 28, 1883
Blain, Frances

Mrs. Blaine, of Oakland, died at Salem Friday from the effects of having a tumor removed.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 5, 1883
Gage, Diona

Died – At Roseburg, Jan. 16, 1884, of paralysis, Mrs. Diona Gage, aged 52 years and 5 days.  The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Thos. Shelton of this city.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 26, 1884
Otis, Orme


Died, in the city of Roseburg, January 17th, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Staten, of inflammation of the bowels and congestive chills, Orme, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Otis of Creswell, aged 17 years, 4 months and 11 days.  His father, who went to attend him, brought his remains home on the morning of the 18th, and to a kind and loving mother who is sorely bereaved.  Orme was a bright intelligent boy, just on the threshold of manhood, and loved by all who knew him.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, January 26, 1884
Hopkins, Joseph

The Roseburg Plaindealer says: Thursday of last week Joseph Hopkins was found in a helpless condition at his coal mine near Looking Glass.  Peter Birch was going out to the mine and found Mr. Hopkins in a ditch, having been stricken with paralysis.  He immediately took him to his cabin, which was near at hand, put dry clothes on him and remained there during the night.  On Friday Mr. Hopkins seemed much better, and then started to Looking Glass, but the shock was much more severe than at first supposed and he died the day following.  Mr. Hopkins came to Oregon eight years ago and had discovered the coal mine near Looking Glass.  He was highly respected by all who knew him, and his sudden death cast a gloom over that entire community.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 24, 1883
Thompson, Unknown

A Murderer Killed

Sheriff Purdom, of Douglas county, learning that the murderer, Thompson, who killed Pete Maloney near Grant’s Pass on Monday of last week, had entered his county and was secreted near Glendale, he went out and traced the man some ten or twelve miles from the latter place, and found him at an old mine.  The party was already a fugitive from justice in Douglas county, and had boasted that he could or would not be taken, and he always was prepared to  [repel ?] any one who might attempt his arrest.  When the Sheriff called upon him to surrender, he immediately began drawing his arms, when Mr. Purdom fired, the bullet taking effect in Thompson’s head, killing him instantly.  The body was brought to Levens’ Station, and an inquest held.  He was a hard case, and his taken off was not inconsistent with his life.

Later Particulars

The Telegram’s East Portland correspondent furnishes the following interesting particulars about this terrible affair:  T. J. Matlock, Esq., who returned on Saturday last from a trip to the front on the O. & C. railroad, says that on Monday, the 19th of the present month, a party of men were engaged playing cards at Grant’s Pass, which is in Josephine county, about three miles from the end of the track.  A man by the name of Maloney and another by the name Thompson, who is a notorious gambler, got into a dispute and scuffle about the game, when Maloney drew a small knife with which he stabbed Thompson in the groin, but only inflicted a slight wound.  Thompson then turned round and shot Maloney, killing him instantly.  The murderer and some of his accomplices then got onto horses and drove about 40 miles into the mountains.  There they got into a hut and barricaded it as well as they could.  Sheriff Purdom, of Douglas county, hearing of the murder and getting on the trail of the desperate gang followed them up, and getting into the vicinity, got an old woman to go to Thompson, and under the guise of friendship, persuade him to go to what she would call a safer place.  She did so and Thompson was persuaded to come out of his fastness.  The Sheriff and his men were close by, and on his appearance, the Sheriff ordered him to throw up his hands.  He told them to shoot and be ----, and at the same time he put a folded blanket up as a shield for his breast.  At the same time he flourished a pistol in each hand.  The Sheriff fired and missed Thompson.  One of the posse took better aim and fired, the shot taking effect in his back near the shoulders.  Thompson, with an oath, shouted to them to shoot again.  The second shot was fired, which took effect lower down, and the murderer fell forward and died.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, December 1, 1883

Lane, Polly

Roseburg Independent: The remains of Mrs. Polly Lane were brought in from the mountain ranch of Gen. Joseph Lane on last Saturday, and escorted to the vault prepared for herself and husband, by her children and other relatives.  When the coffin was exhumed the wood was discovered to be perfectly sound, and the body of the deceased was found to be in a perfect state of preservation, though it had laid in the grave within a few months of 11 years.  Mrs. Lane was born in 1802, and died August 17th, 1870.  There was no display in the transfer of the remains to the vault.  Quietly, in keeping with the life of one whose history is that of a pure woman, a faithful wife and noble mother, the second cortege went its way to the cemetery.

The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 30, 1881
Gilbeau, John

Crippled Trapper Is Found Suicide

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 7 – (Special) – John Gilbeau, 40, a trapper and miner in the Coffee creek district, a remote section of the South Umpqua territory above Tiller, yesterday committed suicide and attempted to cremate his body in an abandoned cabin.

He had been suffering from a leg infection.  Notes he left said he had decided to end his life rather than to remain a cripple and a burden on friends.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday, April 7, 1930
Tabor, Robert

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 12 – Robert Tabor, 15, was drowned today while playing with a group of companions on the South Umpqua river which flows through the city.  The drowning was the first of the season.  The youth was said to have been paddling about the river in a home made skiff when it overturned.  The body has not been recovered.

Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 12, 1930
Huitt, Frank

Veteran Engineer Dies, Rites today

Roseburg, Oct. 18 – funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Frank Huitt, 67, veteran Southern Pacific engineer, who died of pneumonia Friday at the Southern Pacific hospital in San Francisco.

A member of a pioneer Oregon family, he resided for many years at Portland.  He recently operated on the Roseburg-Ashland division.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, October 19, 1937
Rieger, Cleo

RIEGER, Cleo Mae " Age 73, of Tenmile, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2006. She was born on October 18, 1932, in Lacomb, Oregon, the daughter of George and Terreatha (Bradley) Burford. She was raised on a farm in the Lebanon/Albany, Oregon area. On September 22, 1951, Cleo was united in marriage to Edwin "Ed" Rieger in Albany. They lived in Scio and Stayton, Oregon, before making their home in Tenmile, Oregon, in 1968. Cleo worked as a C.N.A. for both the old and the new Mercy Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon. She enjoyed reading and working puzzles. Cleo was a member of the All Souls Catholic Church in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and the VFW Post Auxiliary in Winston, Oregon. Cleo is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Ed of Tenmile; their children, Daniel Rieger of Myrtle Creek; Steven Rieger of Tenmile; Patricia Duke of Medford, Oregon; Cheryl Heagy of Coos Bay, Oregon; Karen Rieger of Roseburg; brother, Frank Burford of California; two sisters, Mardeen Spencer of Texas; Ellie Brown of California; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Friends and family are invited to a Vigil Liturgy at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Taylor's Family Chapel. Mass Of The Resurrection will be celebrated at the All Souls Catholic Church in Myrtle Creek at 2 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2006, with Fr. Bill Ryan officiating. Interment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. TAYLOR'S FAMILY CHAPEL assisted the family.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, May 11, 2006
Peterson, Smith

On Wednesday, May 23d, at Grant creek, Smith Peterson, eldest son of Martin Peterson, was killed by the accidental discharge of a derringer in his pocket.  He was teaming from Roseburg to Jacksonville.  He and some of his fellow teamsters had been shooting at a mark, and he was replacing the pistol in his pocket when it was discharged.

The East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – Saturday, June 2, 1877
Vaughn, Kathleen

Kathleen Vaughn passed away in Roseburg, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Edith and Earl Wilson. She graduated from Malin High School in 1953 and was the valedictorian of her class. She moved to Corvallis, Ore., where she graduated from Oregon State University in 1957 with a degree in education. She taught at Pleasant Hill, Ore., and then at Marylhurst University in Portland, Ore., where she resided for many years. In 1985, she returned to the family farm in Malin. In later years, she volunteered writing for the Lost River Star. She loved gardening, spending time with family and friends, and loved her many pets. She is survived by her son, Aaron Vaughn (Sherry), and granddaughter, Isabella, of Kyle of Texas; brothers, Farrell Wilson of Salem, Ore., and Harry Wilson of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Roxanne Anderson. At her request, no services will be held. Interment will be in Malin. Those wishing to donate, can donate at Klamath Falls Humane Society in her name. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-883-3458, is in charge of the arrangements.

Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, November 9, 2014
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Riddle, Jane
Riddle, David

Drowned – A telegram to the Oregonian, dated Canyonville, November 13, says, to-day about noon, as Mr. A. Riddle, with his brother's wife and young babe, were attempting to cross the Umpqua near Oak Grove, fourteen miles north of this place, the buggy capsized, drowning Mrs. Riddle and child; the heavy rains within the last thirty-six hours having raised the river so it was impossible to ford.  The bodies have not yet been recovered.

The Daily Mountaineer (Dalles, OR) – Thursday, November 16, 1865

Fatal Accident – Last Monday as Mr. Riddle with his brother’s wife and child, was attempting to cross the Umpqua river, about 14 miles north of Canyonville, the buggy capsized, drowning Riddle and the child.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene City, OR) - Saturday, November 18, 1865
Rice, Charles

Sunday last, on the North Umpqua, near Mount Scott, James Dixon, aged 19, son of J. R. Dixon, shot and almost instantly killed Charles Rice, aged 25 years.  The shooting happened at a ball game.  Dixon was keeping score.  They got into an altercation; when Rice’s coat was off Dixon shot him under left arm.  They were relative by marriage; both single.

Broad-Axe (Eugene, OR) – Thursday, June 18, 1896
Naragon, George

NARAGON – George Naragon of Drain, passed away at a rest home in Cottage Grove, Thursday, February 4, 1965 at the age of 89.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by MILLS MORTUARY of Drain and Cottage Grove.

The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, February 4, 1965
Davidson, John

DAVIDSON – John C. Davidson died October 20, 1978, in Reedsport, Oregon.  He was born May 23, 1921, and was 57 years old.  He was a retired Douglas County employee and was a member of he Eagles Lodge No. 2595 of Reedsport.  The service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 1978, at the UNGER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Reedsport, Oregon.  Interment will follow at the Reedsport Cemetery.

The Eugene Register-Guide (Eugene, OR) – Sunday, October 22, 1978
Henneman, Anna

Services for Mrs. Henneman Monday

COTTAGE GROVE, March 3 – (Special) – Mrs. Anna Henneman, who died in a Eugene hospital Saturday, March 1, was born in Riddle, Ore., 34 years ago.  She leaves besides her husband, Hugo Henneman of Curtin, four children, Victor, Edna, Kenneth and John Henneman, of Curtin, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mayes of Riddle.

The funeral was held Monday at 1:30 from the Mills chapel Rev. [?]can P. Cameron gave the funeral sermon.  Interment was in the Curtin cemetery.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Monday, March 3, 1930
Johnson, Harold

Harold Johnson, 11, Of Elkton, Passes

Harold Eugene Johnson, 11 years-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Arna Johnson of Elkton, passed away early Saturday morning at the Eugene hospital following a short illness.

He was born at Elkton November 5, 1918, and besides his parents, is survived by a sister, Lucille, age 8 years, and a brother, Donald, age 6.

Funeral services will be held at the Elkton Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Jenkins officiating.  Interment will be in the Elkton cemetery.  The Veatch funeral home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) –  Saturday, March 8, 1930
Reilly, James

James R. Reilly of Yoncalla Dies At Wheel of Car

James R. Reilly, 28, of Yoncalla, died at the wheel of his automobile while driving  north on the Pacific highway a half mile north of Goshen Thursday morning.  None of the four passengers in the car was injured when it left the road.

Reilly was moving from Yoncalla to Portland with his wife and three children.  He is said to have been suffering from heart trouble for several years.  County Coroner W. W. Branstetter pronounced the cause of death to be heart failure.

Besides his wife and three children, Reilly is survived by a brother, Elmer Reilly, a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Fantenborg and a stepmother, Mrs. Beatrice Reilly, all of Portland.

S. S. George, of Eugene, who was driving along at the time reports that Reilly's car turned off the road, stopping when it struck a fence.  It did not upset.

The remains are at Branstetter's and will be sent to Portland for interment.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) –  Thursday, March 13, 1930
Moon, Gertrude

DRAIN, March 14 – (Special) - Mrs. Gertrude Moon passes away at Klamath Falls March 9.  The body was brought to Drain where funeral services were held in the Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. S. N. Bond conducting the services, with H. C. Stearns in charge.  Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery where Mr. Moon is buried.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) –  Friday, March 14, 1930
Brattain, Charles

Charles Brattain Passes Suddenly

SPRINGFIELD, March 7 – (Special) – Charles Brattain, 70, former resident of Springfield, died at Gardner Thursday morning, according to a message received here by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hadley.  Mr. Brattain was taken ill suddenly and died on the way to the Marshfield hospital.

Mr. Brattain was born February [?], 1860 in Van Buren county, Ia. [?] came to Springfield in 1875.  [?] that time until he moved to Gardner about 10 years ago, he has lived [?] this vicinity.  Mr. Brattain at [?] time owned and operated a farming stock ranch at Camp Creek, [?] Springfield.  He married Laura Campbell, a local girl.

He is survived by Mrs. Elva [?] a daughter, of Gardner; and a [?] daughter, Eline Brown.  Ed B[?] Cushman; Mrs. Mollie Scott, [?]dala; a cousin, Paul Brattain, Springfield; besides a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at Veach's chapel in Eugene.  Interment will be made [?] Odd Fellows cemetery.

The body is expected to arrive from Marshfield Friday evening.

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The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) –  Friday, March 7, 1930
Robinson, Martha

Elkton Woman Dies - Mrs. Martha Robinson of Elkton died at the Pacific Christian hospital Saturday, at the age of 53.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Grubbe of Reedsport, and Mrs. R. O. Thomas of Elkton.  She was a member of the Christian church.  The body is at Veatch chapel, and will be shipped to Elkton for interment.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, January 5, 1925
Ewbank, Harriet

Mrs. Harriet E. Ewbank, 59, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Dent, at Roseburg Monday, it has been reported.

Mrs. Ewbank is survived by three daughters and one son, as follows: Mrs. Dent; Mrs. J. H. Phelps, Pleasant Hill; and Mrs. Leola Ewbank, Stanfield; L. G. Ewbank, Springfield.

Mrs. Ewbank was a member of the New Life church.  She was born October 23, 1866, in Fountain county, Ind., and had lived in Eugene and Springfield for the last 15 years, except for the last two years, which she has spent in Roseburg at the home of her daughter.

The funeral will be held from the Veatch chapel at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday, January 7, with services in charge of the Rev. J. Franklin Haas.  Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, January 6, 1925
Drain, Rolo

Rolo Drain, 40, died last night at the Eugene hospital as a result of burns received at his home December 8, when a davenport upon which he was lying caught afire.  He was a member of the firm of Sweet-Drain Auto company.

Funeral services will be held at the Veatch chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Masonic lodge in charge.  Interment will be made temporarily in the mausoleum, and burial will be made later in the family plot at Drain.

Mr. Drain is a grandson of the late Charles Douglas Drain, founder of the town of Drain, Oregon, and had lived in Eugene more than 19 years.  He was born in Drain April 9, 1885.  Although Mr. Drain was a registered pharmacist, he has been activing the garage business for 12 years in Eugene, forming a partnership with Mahlon Sweet, with whom he was still associated at the time of his death.  His father was the late Charles Drain.

Mr. Drain was a member of the Masonic lodge, including the Shrine and Eastern Star, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Rotary club.

He is survived by a widow, Emma Drain, his mother, Mrs. Anna Drain of Drain, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Black of Hood River and Mrs. L. R. Whipple of Roseburg.

Saturday, January 10, 1925 - The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Cardwell, William

Roseburg, Ore., Jan 13 – Attorney William W. Cardwell, for many years one of the best known criminal lawyers of the state, died this afternoon after a long illness.

He was admitted to the Oregon bar in 1890.  He practiced in Burns until 1892 then moved to Roseburg, where he engaged in the practice of law until six years ago, when he retired.  He served two sessions in the Oregon legislature as representative from Douglas County.

He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter.  The funeral services will be held in Roseburg on Wednesday with interment at Jacksonville, Wednesday.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, January 13, 1925

W. W. Cardwell, one of the best known attorneys of southern Oregon, died at his home in Roseburg.  Mr. Cardwell was born at Canyonville in 1862.

The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, January 19, 1925
Rippey, Rex

RIPPEY – Rex A., 65, Mar. 9 in Roseburg; husband of Anne L. Rippey, Portland; father of Linda, Renee and Brant Rippey, all of Portland; brother of Helen; 2 grandchildren.  Graveside funeral services Thursday, Mar. 13 2:30 p.m., Willamette National cemetery, Portland.  WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, Roseburg, Or., in charge.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, March 13, 1980
Johnson, Samuel
Brown, Unknown
Hunter, Unknown
Leser, Unknown


Czapkay’s organ says that Samuel Johnson was drowned Jan. 25th, in trying to cross the Callapooia river.  Brown, Hunter and Leser were also drowned by the upsetting of a boat while going down the Umpqua river Jan. 20.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, February 13, 1858
Barker, James


At his residence on Deer Creek, Douglas co., Feb. 2, 1859, Rev. James Barker in his 33d year.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, March 5, 1859


At his residence on Deer Creek, Douglas co., Feb. 2d, 1859, Rev. James Barker in his 33d year.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, April 2, 1859
Lane, Sarah
Lane, Sarah


In Winchester, April 1, Sarah J., wife of S’mon R. Lane, aged about 18 years; and also on the 6th inst., their infant daughter, Sarah Bell, aged one week and one day.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, April 23, 1859
Stout, George

Murder – We are informed by Mr. Tho. Pyle, that on Sunday, the 14th inst., at Coffee Creek, Douglas county, a man by the name of Eve Green, without justifiable cause, shot and killed a man by the name of Geo. Stout.  Green was immediately arrested and has been committed to the Douglas county jail, for trial a the circuit court, which commences the first Monday in October next.  – Sentinel.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, September 3, 1859
Chapman, George


Oct. 14th, in Umpqua county, Geo. Chapman, aged 11 years.

The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OR) – Saturday, November 26, 1859
Bousey, Unknown

Body Found – The body of the passenger, who was drowned in the South Umpqua, by the upsetting of the stage at Rocky Point, some two weeks ago, has since been found.  His name was Bousey.  He had $950 in gold on his person; was a resident of Sacramento, and was on his way to visit a brother at Boise.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene City, OR) - Saturday, December 24, 1864
Treadwell, Vienna


In Roseburg, Vienna, consort of Joseph B. Treadwell, and daughter of Geo L. Atkenson, of Eugene City, departed this life March 22nd, 1865, aged 23 years, 4 months and [6?] days.

Mrs. Treadwell was born in Danville, Ill., Nov. 16th, 1841.  Emigrated to this country in 1853, and settled near Albany, Linn County.  In the fall of 1858, she moved with her parents to Eugene city, where in Sept. 1861 she was married to her now bereaved husband.  She leaves a dear little boy, 23 months old, once the joy and pride of his mother’s heart and the dearest [?] perhaps that to and her to this world.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene City, OR) - Saturday, April 1, 1865
Johnson, Louis

Louie Palmer Johnson, age 69, died at his home in Sutherlin early Monday morning.  He was born May 10, 1888, at La Center, Wash., and had been a resident of Sutherlin for 15 years.

During his active years he was employed as a logger.

Survivors include his mother, Tilda, of Seattle; his widow, Effie, of Sutherlin; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Lucas, Mrs. Edna Robbing, both of Sutherlin, and Mrs. Georgia Schwesinger, of Oakland; four sisters, Mrs. Emma McDonald and Mrs. Martha Baker, both of Kirkland, Wash., and Mrs. Sylvia Volberg and Mrs. Barbara Gauffin, both of Seattle; three brothers, Ted, of Spokane; Mike of Seattle, and Peter, of LaCenter; and eight grandchildren.

The body has been removed to Stearns and Little Mortuary, Oakland.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Tuesday, June 11, 1957
Parr, Russell

Russell Parr, 74, of 768 West Ballf St., died at his home early this morning.

Parr was born July 3, 1889, at Coon Rapids, Iowa.  He had resided in the Roseburg area for the past 27 years, coming here from Pertty Rock, N.D.  He was married March 25, 1948, at San Bernardino, Calif., to Alta Roberts.

Surviving are his wife of Roseburg; four sons, Eugene and Roscoe, both of Roseburg, Carroll of Salem and Ronald of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Zada) Werber of Coos Bay; Mrs. Joe (Zelma) Sand of Roseburg and Mrs. Bill (Gayle) Moffitt of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash.; three stepsons, Alfred, Kenneth and John Roberts, all of Roseburg; three stepdaughters, Lucille Meyers and Mrs. Betty Paul, both of Roseburg, and Beverly Hardin; one brother, Trafton C. Parr of Roseburg; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Lamb of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Radia Ward of Sunny Meade, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 15 step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Long & Shukle Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow at Elgarose Cemetery.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Wednesday, November 6, 1963
Parr, Pearl

Mrs. Russell (Pearl Ione) Parr, 51, died suddenly from a heart ailment last night at her home on Balff avenue, West Roseburg.  Her death came unexpectedly following a collapse shortly after midnight.

Born in Illinois, July 12, 1890, she came to Roseburg with her family from Elgin, N.D., about five years ago.

Surviving are her husband, seven sons and daughters, Carroll, Roscoe, Eugene, Gayle and Ronald Parr and Mrs. Joseph (Zelma) Sand, all of Roseburg, and Mrs. Eldon (Zada) Weber, Marshfield; a brother, Orlin Polk, Roseburg; a sisters, Mrs. Fae Parr, Elgin, N.D.; and five grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Roseburg Undertaking company parlors.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Wednesday, December 10, 1941
Roberts, Alfred

Funeral services were announced here today for Alfred Ellis Roberts, 45, one of two men drowned when a dam of the Coos Bay Logging Co. washed out at Sitkum, Dec. 11.  His body was found yesterday in the East Fork of the Coquille River, not far below the dam site.

Services will be held in the chapel of the Roseburg Funeral Home Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m.

Surviving the drowning victim are three sons, Alfred Roberts, Gaylor, Ore.; Kenneth and John Roberts both of Sitkum; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Myers, Miss Beverly Roberts and Miss Betty Mae Roberts, all of Roseburg; three brothers, George and Laurence Roberts, both of Brockway; Arnold Roberts, Olalla; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Lawrence, Brockway; Mrs. Ethel Strown of Mrs. Edna Hughes, both of Forest Grove.

Interment will follow the services in Civil Bend Cemetery, where Roberts will be placed beside the grave of his mother, who died in 1945.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, December 20, 1948
Simmons, William

Brockway Man is Dead Following Short Illness

William Carl Simmons passed away at his home near Brockway late last night after a short illness.  He was born August 12, 1872 in Jackson county, Oregon, and has made his residence near Brockway for several years.

He is survived by four brothers and three sisters, Lawrence and Andy Simmons, Marshfield; E. T. Simmons, Grants Pass; Norval Simmons, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. John Roberts, Brockway; Mrs. E. J. Halloway Myrtle Creek, and Mrs. Bert Moore, Los Angeles, Cal.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Willis Creek cemetery near Dillard, Rev. T. F. Allen, officiating.  H. C. Stearns of the Douglas Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Tuesday, April 9, 1929
Roberts, Elizabeth

Mrs. E. Roberts, Life-Long Douglas Resident, Passes

Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, 65, a life-long resident of Douglas county, died yesterday at her home at Brockway.  Her husband, John Roberts, died in 1936.  Mrs. Roberts had lived for the past 27 years at Brockway.

She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Ethel Thrush, Forest Grove, Ore.; Mrs. Florence Zachary, Brownsville, Ore.; Mrs. Ruth Lawrence, Coos Junction; Mrs. Edna Spiering, Haggerman, Ida; Alfred Roberts, Myrtle Point, Ore.; George Roberts, Brockway; Arnold Roberts, U.S. army in Germany, and Lawrence Roberts, U. S. army, Fort Sill, Okla.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Emily Moore, Payson, Ariz.; Andy Simmons, Coos Bay, Ore.; Ernest Simmons, Lawrence Simmons and Norval Simmons, all of California.  She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be announced by the Roseburg Funeral Home upon arrival of relatives.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Saturday, June 23, 1945
Roberts, John

Farmer Injured By Horses Dies

John A. Roberts, 61, Brockway farmer, died at Mercy hospital here this morning as the result of injuries suffered last week when he was crushed by a runaway team while engaged in haying at the S. C. Miller farm at Dillard.  Pneumonia developed Sunday following severe chest injuries, which included eight fractured ribs.

Roberts was working on a mower, when a following team became frightened and ran over the machine which Roberts was operating.  One of the horses had a leg amputated by the mower blade.

Roberts was born at Olalla, April 21, 1875, and spent his entire life as a resident of Douglas county.

Surviving are his wife and the following sons and daughters: Ethel Thrush, Jewel, Oregon; Florence Zachary, Lookingglass; Ruth Laurance, Dillard; Alfred R., Geo. R., Arnold, Lawrence and Edna Roberts, all of Brockway.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roseburg Undertaking company chapel, Rev. J. Frank Cunningham officiating, with interment in the Civil Bend cemetery.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, July 20, 1936

Names Omitted – John Roberts, who died at Mercy Hospital as the result of an accident in the hay field at the S. C. Miller place at Dillard last week, leaves a brother, Louis Roberts, of Roseburg, whose name was omitted from the list of relatives previously published.  The name of a brother, Isaac Weaver of Eugene was also omitted in the list of survivors of Henry Weaver, former resident of Myrtle Creek, who died Monday at Banks, Oregon.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Tuesday, July 21, 1936
Hartle, Selena

Aged Woman Dies Sunday
Body Shipped to Old Home at Elkton, Oregon, for Funeral and Burial.

Mrs. Felens Hartle died at the home of her son, William Hartle, Sunday, December 11th, after a short illness.  Mrs. Hartle was 78 years old and has been failing in health the past several years.  She has lived near Vale the last two years, and had made a great many friends in the community during that short time.

The body was shipped to her old home at Elkton, Oregon, and there the funeral services will be held.

Mrs. Hartle's only relatives in this community were Mr. and Mrs. William Hartle and the children.

Malheur Enterprise (Vale, OR) – Saturday, December 17, 1921
Heaton, Dorothee

Friends were saddened to lose a lifelong Oakland, Oregon resident with the passing of Dorothee (Toots) Manning Heaton on December 1, 2012.

Dorothee was born March 14, 1922 in Oakland, OR to Bill and Ann Manning. She was descended, through her father, from the pioneer Manning family that settled in the Oakland area in 1851 on a donation land grant.

Dorothee, known as Toots to family and friends, grew up, and attended school in Oakland, from first grade through graduation.

After graduation, she worked in the Douglas County Flour Mill office in Oakland as a bookkeeper. Later, she worked at the Martin Box factory in Oakland until it closed. Subsequently, she worked for Douglas County Lumber in both the Winchester and Sutherlin offices until she retired.

Toots was widowed after 50 years of marriage to her hometown sweetheart, Leslie Heaton, whom she married on May 7, 1944 when he was home on leave from the service.

Toots enjoyed her family, her work, her hobbies of knitting and playing Bingo, her local sorority group and later many of her sons' activities. She especially enjoyed the Oakland yearly class reunions and visiting with classmates and friends.

Dorothee was preceded in death by her husband Les Heaton, firstborn son William Curtis Heaton, who died in infancy, parents, Bill and Ann Manning, and brother, Ken Manning.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas and John Heaton; two grandchildren, Jaimee Heaton of Roseburg, and Bradley Heaton of Winston; and three cousins, Clyde Manning of Reedsport, OR, Annabelle Scheerer of St. Helens, OR, and Eloise Lamoreaux of Oakland,OR.

No memorial service is planned. Dorothee is interred next to her husband in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Oakland, Oregon.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - Friday, January 18, 2013
Heaton, Leslie

HEATON, Leslie "Les" -- 81 of Oakland, Oregon passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 in a Roseburg, Oregon hospital due to heart complications. He was born September 30, 1920 in Roseburg, Oregon to Finley Curtis and Mary Alice (Deloach) Heaton, On May 7, 1944 in Oakland, Oregon.

He married Dorothee Manning and they had a happy marriage of 57 plus years.

Les served in the US Army during WWII and saw duty in the Pacific Areas. He loved people and one of his favorite pastimes was stopping to chat with a friend.

Les was a member of the Oakland Lions Club, the VFW and the Baird Heaton, Post of the American Legion. He was a resident of Oakland the past 62 years during which time he served on the City Council, was a member of the Fire Department, also the Police Department and until he had health problems he was a volunteer host at the Oakland Museum.

He worked in the plywood industry as a lathe operator and later became foreman in the local mills including Martin Brothers Container, Forest Industries, Nordic Veneer and later Champion International until his retirement.

In his later years he was a paper carrier for the News Review, a job he liked because he saw and talked to so many people. Other favorites past times were touring the back roads to see the changes in the country. He was an avid hunter, he especially liked to hunt elk and he has many trophies.

Survivors include his wife Dorothee Heaton and son Tom Heaton of Oakland, Oregon; son John Heaton and his wife Jill of Winston, Oregon; grandchildren Jamie and Bradley; nieces Beverly Parsons and Kim Miller both of Roseburg; nephews Eugene Tapp of California and Ron Heaton and his wife Alice of Junction City, Oregon.

Les was preceded in death by his infant son William Curtis Heaton, sister Lois Tapp and his brothers Cedric and Dallas Heaton.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 8, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Firs. Pastor Richard Carter will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the VFW District 12 Honor Guard.

The News-Review (Roseburg, OR) - Friday, April 5, 2002
Heaton, Finley

Roseburg, Ore., April 12 – Finley Curtis Heaton, 66, employed until recently as a hoist operator at the Bonanza mine near Sutherlin, shot and killed himself with a rifle last night, Coroner Harry C. Stearns said today.

Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR) – Monday, April 12, 1948

Mine Worker, Ill, Takes Own Life

Despondent because of continued ill health, Finley Curtis Heaton, 66, employed until recently as a hoist operator at the Bonanza Mine east of Sutherlin, took his life last night at his home near Sutherlin, Coroner H. C. Stearns reported today.  Heaton, the coroner said, shot himself through the head with a small caliber rifle.

A native of Doeville, Tenn., where he was born Feb. 5, 1882, he was married Sept. 25, 1919, to Mary Alice Deloach.

Surviving are the widow;  two sons, Lester Heaton, Oakland; Cedric Heaton, Eugene, and a daughter, Lois Tapp, Oakland; also three brothers, Will Heaton, Lebanon, Ore.; Edward Heaton, Baltimore, and Elbert Heaton, Science Hill, Ky.

The body has been removed to the Stearns Mortuary, Oakland.  Arrangements for services have not been completed.

Roseburg News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Monday, April 12, 1948

Funeral services for Finlay Curtis Heaton, who died at his home in Sutherlin Sunday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Christian Church at Sutherlin, with the Rev. M. Foster officiating.  Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery.  Arrangements are in care of Stearns Mortuary.

Roseburg News-Review (Roseburg, OR) – Wednesday, April 14, 1948
Randolph, Aubrey

Funeral services for Aubrey Perry Randolph, 24, who was killed in a logging accident July 31 at Anlauf, will be held in the Drain Christian church Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Turnbull officiating.  Interment will be in Yoncall cemetery [Yoncalla].  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elvie M. Randolph; two sons, Eldon and Donel; his mother, Mrs. Edith E. Randolph and a brother, Merle C. Randolph, both of Chester, Okla.  The Stearns chapel of Oakland is in charge.

Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) – Sunday, August 6, 1939

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