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Obituaries & Death Records

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Abbey, Roberta
Addelman, Larry
Alderdice, Frances
Alexander, Mary
Alexander, Robert
Alexander, Roy
Alford, Virginia
Allen, Charles
Allen, Geraldine
Allen, Jess
Allen, Minnie
Allen, William
Allison, Monroe
Allison, Rebecca
Almeter, John
Alter, Forrest
Alter, John
Anders, Dorothy
Anderson, George
Anderson, Gordon
Anderson, Infant
Anderson, Marcus
Andrus, Eugene
Angel, Cola
Angel, Earl
Ankeny, Dorothy
Ankeny, Mae
Applegate, Bessie
Applegate, Elmer
Applegate, Florence
Applegate, Margaret
Applegate, Virginia
Arant, Jay
Arant, William
Armstrong, Amelia
Arnet, Joel
Arnett, Mary
Arnhart, Twin Infants
Arnold, Della
Arnold, Noah
Arnold, William
Arrington, Jackie
Astrup, Henry
Atkinson, Donald
Aubrey, Carol
Avery, Chester
Ayres, William
B
Barkhurst, Lena
Barkley, Brenton
Barnes, John F.
Barnes, John H.
Barnes, Lucile
Barnes, Marion
Barnes, Rita
Barnes, William
Barrett, Briton
Bates, Calvin
Battis, Bernice
Baum, Constance
Baum, William
Bay, C. A.
Bayne, Ann
Beach, John
Beal, Robert
Beals, Elsie
Bean, Harry
Beck, Agnes
Beck, Fannie
Beck, Leo
Beck, Sarah
Beckans, F.
Beebe, M. H.
Beers, Carol
Bein, Emily
Belicante, Giovani
Bellman, Grayston
Bennett, Albert
Bennett, Amos
Bennett, Frank
Bennett, Mary
Berg, Gustaf
Bergland, Otto
Bergman, Edna
Bernard, Charles
Berry, A. H.
Berry, Edith
Berryman, Ellis
Betrich, E. R.
Biehn, Anna
Biehn, August
Biehn, Elizabeth
Biehn, Emily
Biehn, George
Biehn, Laura
Biehn, Louie
Biehn, Ludwig
Biehn, Winnie
Black, Francis
Black, George
Blackmer, Hardin
Blackmer, Ray
Blake, Nettie
Bliss, Frances
Boggs, Edward
Bolen, Mary
Bolton, Alice
Bonsteel, Charles
Borel, Harel
Bousman, Loretta
Bowdoin, Joseph
Bowdoin, Willard
Bowen, Rodney
Bowers, John
Bowers, Roy
Bowman, Asier
Bowne, Francis
Bowne, Stella
Bowskill, George
Bradley, Clyde
Bradley, Florence
Bradley, John
Breitenstein, Paul
Breithaupt, William
Brennan, M. L.
Brode, Michael
Broeffle, Geoge
Brookfield, Cina
Brookfield, George
Brookfield, Henrietta
Brower, Ella
Brower, Leo
Brown, Alice
Brown, Barbara
Brown, Betty
Brown, Frank
Brown, Golden
Brown, Fannie
Brown, Harry
Brown, James
Brown, Thomas
Brown, Thomas
Brown, William
Brown, William
Browne, Richard
Bryant, Fred
Bryant, John
Bubb, Ernest
Bubb, Nina
Bubb, Paul
Buck, Albert
Buck, Alvin
Buck, Dorothy
Buckner, Infant
Buker, Gary
Burgoyne, Katie
Burkland, Leonard
Burnett, James
Burnett, Stewart
Burns, Patrick
Burt, Samuel
Burton, Jerome
Bush, Belle
Butler, Henry
Butler, Lawrence
Byrne, Alice
Byrne, Dewey
C
Caldwell, Bela
Caldwell, Cecil
Caldwell, James
Caldwell, Mable
Callen, Glenn
Calloway, Thomas
Campbell, Clarence
Campbell, David
Campbell, Iva
Campbell, Lena
Campbell, Luvia
Campbell, Walter
Campbell, William
Campbell, William
Cantrall, Cordelia
Captain Jack
Cardoni, Maxim
Carlson, Ernest
Carnini, Anita
Carothers, Charles
Carr, Levy
Carrick, Arthur
Carrick, Mary
Carrigan, Evan
Carter, Gertrude
Carter, Jacqueline
Carter, Morris
Carter, Rose
Case, Elsie
Case, Rose
Case, Theodore
Casey, Charles
Castel, Antone
Chaffey, George
Chamberlain, Hiram
Chandler, Elizabeth
Chappel, Samuel
Cherry, Helen
Cheyne, Robert
Chilcote, Donald
Choate, Ronald
Christiani, Peggy
Christy, Mary
Christeser, Addie
Chong, Wong
Colahan, Mary
Combs, C. A.
Conger, Joseph



D E - F

Edwards, Eileen
G

Gilbert, George
Gleim, John
Gorden, William
Green, Max
Grigsby, Emma
H

Helms, Nellie
Hogue, Everett
Hunsaker, John
Hunsaker, Laura
I - J

Isham, Catherine
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L

Lewis, Mary
M

McBride, Ethel
McPier, R. M.
Miller, Ada
N - O

Nelson, Seybert
P - Q

Pfefferle, Henry
R

Ransom, W. E.
Roberts, J. P.
S

Skookum Doctor
Straw, Rye
Sullins, Margaret
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W

Webb, Edwin
Welch, Mrs. William
Woods, Emma
X - Y - Z

Young, J. E.

 

Ransom, W. E.

Funeral of Aged Physician Held

Dr. Ransom was formerly Army surgeon at old Fort Klamath, and was a man with wide experience

Dr. W. E. Ransom of this city, who died last week, and whose funeral was held yesterday, was born at St. Clairesville, Ohio, on December 6, 1828. He died March 9, 1917, at the age of 88 years, three months and three days.

He was a student at the medical college in Indianapolis, and later a traveler, student and physician. In 1953 he practiced in California, and from 1861 to 1862 was acting surgeon at old Fort Klamath. In 1862 he became and army surgeon, and served in the rebellion to the end of the war.

He was prominent in the organization of the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Jacksonville after the war. On October 16, 1865 he opened an office at Hartford City, Indiana, where he remained fifteen years. He later moved to Michigan and after a few years came back to Oregon.

After this he spent two and a half years in Alaska and a few years in Chili, South America, where he had charge as physician of the king and queen. He practiced in Panama, in the cannibal islands of the South Pacific Ocean, Washington and Portland, coming here for his health six years ago.

He is survived by his wife, who resided here with him, three daughters, Mrs. Nannie Giles of Myrtle Point; Mrs. Marietta Haines, Elkton; Mrs. Cordia Rickleff [sic; Cordelia Rackleff], Myrtle Point; one son, Dr. Ransom of Bloomingdale, Mich.

A quiet funeral service was held at his home in the Mills Addition. Among other floral offerings, a beautiful bouquet was sent to the home by the Klamath County Medical Association.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, Or.) - Monday, March 12, 1917, pg. 4
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Roberts, J. P.

State News

J. P. Roberts died at Klamath Falls last Monday.  He was born in Monroeville, Mich., April 7, 1826.  In 1852 Mr. Roberts came to the Pacific coast, and located in Rogue-river valley, since which time he has resided continuously in Oregon.

Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Tuesday, June 9, 1896
Abbey, Roberta

Roberta Louise Abbey, the infant daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Robert F. Abbey of Fort Canby, Washington, passed away in the city on Friday July 14, 1944. Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Aubrey; her paternal grandmother Mrs. Lois D. Abbey and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Abbey of Klamath Falls. Commitment service and interment took place in Linkville cemetery on Monday, July 17, 1944.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, July 15, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Addelman, Larry

Larry James Addelman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Addelman of Tulelake, Calif., passed away in this city on Tuesday, December 24 at 10 p.m. Baby Larry was a native of Klamath Falls, Ore., and was aged 1 month when called. He is survived, besides his parents, by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Addelman of Malin, Ore., and Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Wysong of Vancouver, Wash. The funeral service was to take place on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 4 p.m. with a graveside service, interment to follow in the Linkville cemetery. The Rev. Merle Remmage of the Presbyterian church of Tulelake officiating.

Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - December 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alexander, Mary

Mary Etta Johnson Alexander, a resident of Klamath county for the last 65 years, passed away in Westwood, California July 22, 1944 at 2 p.m. following a brief illness.

She was a native of Red Bluff, California and at the time of her death was aged 76 years.

Surviving are four sons, Jess A. Johnson, Henley, Oregon, Leonard Johnson of Alturas, California, William B. Johnson of Westwood, California and Harley Johnson of Portland, Oregon; two daughters Mrs. Ethel Hamilton of Malin, Oregon and Mrs. Beulah Fales of Willits, California; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hummell of La Pine, Oregon; a brother Charles Ward of Drewsey, Oregon, fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 24, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer

Funeral services for the late Mary Etta Johnson Alexander, who passed away in Westwood, California on Wednesday, July 26, 1944 following a brief illness, will be held in the chapel of Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, Wednesday July 26, 1944 at 1:30 p.m.with Rev. Howard F. Hutchins of the First Christian church officiating. Committal service and interment following in the family plot Linkville cemetery.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 24, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alderdice, Frances

Frances Alderdice, 78, died Monday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, where she had been a patient for about two weeks.

She was born August 27, 1894 in Buffalo, New York, and came to Oregon in 1919. She lived in Portland prior to moving to Klamath Falls in 1927 where she remained until moving to Springfield three months ago.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas Powers of Springfield, a sister Claire Carpenter of Twin Falls, Idaho; various nephews and nieces. Her husband Charles died in 1939.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - September, 1973
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alexander, Robert

BOB ALEXANDER DIES SUDDENLY

RESIDENT OF HOT SPRINGS ADDITION SUCCUMBS TO HEART FAILURE THIS AFTERNOON - HAD MANY FRIENDS

Ill only a few days, Robert Alexander, a well known resident of Hot Springs addition passed away at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble, which has kept Mr. Alexander in bed since Monday.
Deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, Archie and Claude Alexander. He was 67 years of age, and a native of Scotland, leaving there with his parents when an infant.

Five years ago Mr. Alexander moved here from Fowlerville, Mich., and since then he has been an enthusiastic booster for Klamath county. He invested considerable money here and erected a number of houses.

The news of the demise has shocked the entire community, as Alexander is known to pretty near everyone in town under a dozen or more affectionate nicknames. It will be a long time until the Herald force forgets the genial old chap who styled himself the "snake editor," and left the force in much better humor after his many visits and his expressions of humorous philosophy.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 11, 1915
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer



SERVICES WILL BE FROM THE RESIDENCE AND WILL BE CONDUCTED BY PASTOR OF METHODIST CHURCH

Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the family residence in Hot Springs. Rev. E.C. Richards will conduct the ceremonies. The pall bearers will be Judge George Noland, C.M. Oneill, Joe M. Evans, John Foster, C.K. Seitz and Tom Skillington.

Telegrams state that it is impossible for relatives from the east to reach here. A brother living in Roseburg will arrive tonight.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, February 12, 1915
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alexander, Roy

Roy Ernest Alexander, passed away in this city, Thursday, November 13, 1941 following an illness of one month.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth, on Wednesday November 19, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Theodore Smith of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Committal services and interment in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, November 19, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alford, Virginia

Death this morning called Mrs. R. A. Alford, an old resident of the community, at the family home 536 Conger avenue. Her death resulted from a heart ailment. Although she had suffered with the disease for several years she had not been bedridden until yesterday when an acute attack came on.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, A.C. and L.R. Alford, of Fresno, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. W.E. Dean and Mrs.J.J. Murphy of Ashland, three brothers, William Neil of Douglas county, Claybourne Neil of Eugene, and Robert Neil of Ashland. Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Murphy are expected to arrive here tonight and the sons from Fresno will be here tomorrow night for the funeral which will be held here.

Mrs. Jennie Alford was born in Jackson county, October 26, 1856. She had been a resident of Klamath county for six years. She was an active member of Eastern Star and Rebekah Chapter. In her religious faith she early affiliated with the Methodist church and she followed the precepts of the faith devoutly. A loveable, refined, loyal and devoted woman, her sudden death will be a blow to the community.

[Jennie's father Claiborne Neil born June 1, 1821 Tazewell, Claiborne, Tenness died June 22, 1910 Ashland, Oregon.  Jennie's mother: Louisa Calvina Gibson born 1824 in Virginia died April 2, 1880 in Oregon. ]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, June 30, 1920
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allen, Charles

Charles Allen, native of Kentucky aged 64 years passed away in this city, Wednesday December 28th, following an illness of two weeks duration. Mr. Allen has been a resident of the county for a number of years and was an employe of California Pacific Power Company (COPCO). There are no known relatives surviving.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, December 30, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allen, Geraldine

Geraldine, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Allen, passed away at the family residence, 2229 Biehn street on Monday evening.

The child was born in this city, July 24, 1928. The remains are in the pink room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, August 21, 1928
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allen, Jess

Jess Allen, 58, died in the city jail at 8:10 a.m. Friday.

Allen, a one-armed transient was arrested on a drunkeness charge at Fifth and Main on Thursday afternoon. Officers said they believed Allen had been drinking heavily for a month.

He came here from California but would give no information as to his home town. Officers said they knew little about him.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, September 5, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allen, Minnie

Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Allen, aged thirty years, three months and twenty five days, wife of J.T. Allen, 1940 Academy street, passed away at 5:20 last evening after an illness of nine days duration. Mr. and Mrs. Allen had resided in Klamath Falls for the past three years, having come here from Wallowa, Oregon.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters Althea and June, and a son Joseph Allen, two sisters Mrs. Anna Cober of Chiloquin and Mrs. Ada Sanner of Wallowa, Oregon, three brothers Wilbur Hescock of Klamath Falls, Vernon and Glen Hescock of Wallowa, Oregon.

The remains are in the gold room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, March 20, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allen, William

William Martin Allen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allen, entered into rest Sunday afternoon at the family residence, 2355 Orchard Avenue, at the age of eight years, 1 month, and 24 days. He is survived by, besides his parents, three sisters, Luella, Sadie and Grace; and one brother Bobbie Allen.

The remains are in the slumber room of Klamath Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Eighth where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at the mortuary chapel this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with Rev DeVries officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, November 26, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allison, Monroe

M.L. Allison, whose unfortunate end was reported in the Herald yesterday, is believed by members of his family to have been mentally unbalanced at the time of his death as his disposition had always been optimistic and death by suicide was farthest from his thoughts.

Mr. Allison was a man of more than ordinary ability and had taken a prominent part in community life where he was associated. He was born in 1849 near Sedalia, Missouri and went to Colorado in 1879. When there he was Secretary of the Land office and was one of the founders of Grand Junction. He came to Klamath Falls in 1909 and was in the real estate business for a number of years. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. Marion Barnes. The funeral service will be held at Whitlock Chapel Saturday.

[He was the son of Nathaniel Thompson (B. 1817 Illinois d. 1890 Mesa Co., Colo.)and Elizabeth Ann (Tussey) Allison (b. 1821 Kentucky d. 1876 Pettis Co., Missouri) ]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, November, 21, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Allison, Rebecca

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Allison, mother of Mrs. Marion Barnes, who died in Columbia, Missouri, February 1, will be held at Whitlock mortuary at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. Moore of the Methodist Church.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, February 7, 1923
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Almeter, John

Jack Almeter, 59 year old manager of the Oregon State Employment service and one of Klamath County's best known residents, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the family residence, 330 Delta. He had been in ill health for several years and had just returned Thursday from San Francisco where he had medical care.

Mr. Almeter was in his office Friday.

He was born in Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 9, 1891 and was married August 31, 1912 in Portland to Lena Wood of that city. The family moved to Klamath Falls in 1916, spent several years here at which time Mr. Almeter was with Gienger's store then located at 6th and Main where Rudy's is now located.

Later Mr. Almeter resided in Chiloquin where he was also affiliated with Geinger's and held the post of Justice of the peace for several years.

Sixteen years ago, Mr. Almeter took over the managership of the Oregon State employment office, a position he held at the time of his death. He trained many of the supervisors now working throughout Oregon and is a veteran in the state department.

He leaves many friends to mourn his passing. Death was attributed to an asthmatic condition from which he had suffered for years.

In addition to his wife, Lena, Mr. Almeter is survived by three children, Mrs. John (Helen) Wollington of Portland, Ralph William Almeter, now stationed with the Navy at China Lake, Calif., and David of Klamath Falls. There are two grandchildren. Both Ralph William and Mrs. Wollington are expected here today.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, February 20, 1950
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alter, Forrest

Forrest H. Alter, 70, Klamath Falls, died June 18, 1993 in Klamath Falls.

Mr. Alter was born in Salem to John Henry Alter and the former Elizabeth Margaret Gurney.

The family moved to Klamath Falls when he was less than a year old. When he was 5 years old, his parents died and he was raised by an older brother, Dale.

He began delivering newspapers for the Evening Herald and the Klamath News in 1937 an association that lasted until he retired as circulation manager of the Herald and News Dec. 31, 1984.

He had an influence on the lives of thousands of newspaper carriers with whom he worked over the years.

Mr. Alter joined the National Guard in February 1938 and graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1940.

The following September he went on active military duty. He served for five years during World War II.

On his return to Klamath Falls he helped to reactivate the local National Guard unit. He served as its commander until 1963.

He, and his first wife, Meridee Moore, were married Jan. 18, 1942.

He and his second wife Louise Runft, were married Dec. 11, 1967.

He enjoyed travel, woodworking, hunting and fishing.

Mr. Alter was a member of the Klamath Falls Elks Lodge No. 1247, the Oregon Newspaper Circulation Manager, and the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Circulation Managers.

Surviving are his wife, Louise, son and daughter-in-law, David and Darlene, Klamath Falls, daughter and son-in-law, Robyne and Ron Girardelli, Portland; daughter, Peggy Lindsay, Merrill; stepchildren, Janice Lunsford and Bill and Kay Wilson, Portland, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Source: Unknown - June, 1993
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Alter, John

John Henry Alter passed away at his late residence 159 Hillside street at 1:30 this morning after being ill but a short time. Previous to his illness he was employed as a millright and machinist at Bray mill. He was born at Wyandotta, Ohio, October 19, 1868 and was 58 years, 11 months and 3 days when called.
Mourning his passing are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Alter, four sons; Dale, Robert, Hugh and John Lee Alter, a daughter; Margaret Alter, all of Klamath Falls and his mother Mrs. Esther E. Alter, brother R.N. Alter, sister Mrs. Flora Schultz all of Alliance, Ohio and a sister Mrs. David Conners of Portland, Oregon.
The remains have been entrusted to the care of I.A. Towey undertaker

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 22, 1927
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Anderson, Infant

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson of 117 El Dorado passed away Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. In addition to the parents she is survived a sister, Mary Lorraine Anderson. The remains rest in the pink room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 graveside in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, Thursday, October 31, 1931
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Anders, Dorothy

Dorothy Anders, 22 year old Southern Pacific call girl, died at Klamath Valley Hospital at 10:08 a.m. Sunday from burns received earlier in the morning when flames consumed her home at 1749 Summer lane.

Mike Anders, 56, Dorothy's father, Weyerhaeusr woods employee, was badly burned and cut about the arms and face as he broke his bedroom window to carry a 16-months-old baby to safety. He is in Klamath Valley hospital where his condition is said to be satisfactory.

The child Edward Richard Emmelius, son of Mrs. Norma Emmelius who also lived at the Anders home, suffered a slight cut on his back, minor burns on the hand and his hair, lashes, and brows were singed from the flames which swept through the five-room structure. Mrs. Emmelius is also employed at the Southern Pacific as call girl and was on duty at the time of the fire.

Anders told relatives that he was awakened by his daughter at about 4 o'clock in the morning, when she screamed "Pop, Pop, get up quick , the house is all on fire." He said he grabbed the child who was in his bed, smashed the bedroom window with his fist, threw the child to the ground, and then climbed through the shattered glass. He carried the infant next door where his former wife and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Anderson, reside at 1759 Summers lane.

Anders, accompanied by Anderson and a marine, Cpl. James Smith of the barracks who was the weekend guest at the Anderson home, ran back to the burning house and broke the window in Dorothy's bedroom.

The girl was lying on the floor and Anderson threw one leg over the sill and attempted to pull her toward him by the hair. He made a second attempt and lifted her to the window where Smith assisted him in getting Dorothy from the burning structure. They carried her to the Anderson home but were unable to use telephones in the neighborhood as fire had destroyed the line.

Hailing a passing car, both Anders and his daughter were rushed to Klamath Valley hospital. They were admitted at 4:35 a.m.

Anderson suffered bad cuts and scratches from the broken glass and the marine receive cuts on the fingers and his hair was singed.

Neighbors called the county fire departments which reached the scene immediately but too late to extinguish the blaze.

Dorothy Anders was born in Vernonia, Ore., July 13, 1922. She came to Klamath Falls with her parents in December of 1929 and attended Fairview and Conger grade schools and Klamath Union high school. She was married at one time to Ben Ferguson, a former Southern Pacific employee now living in Seattle, Dorothy had also worked in Dunsmuir at the SP round house. Since October 19, 1944 Dorothy has been employed as call girl with the SP here.

Mrs. Anders is survived by her father, her mother, Mrs. Otis Anderson, and a half-brother and half-sister, Bobby Anderson, 19, and Jean Anderson, 16.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, December 11, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Anderson, George

Son of Reverend Jessie Marion Anderson and his wife Melissa Rose (Arnold) Anderson. They decided to leave Iowa, and they migrated west in 1854, they arrived in Ashland. As soon as they settled down in Jacksonville, Rev. Jessie Anderson took up his Circuit Rider Ministry. They had eight children. In 1865 Frances, the 7th child died of typhoid. Melissa died soon after. Rev. Jessie Anderson had preceded her in death only three months before.

Gilbert was barely 14 years old when his parents died. His uncle Eli Anderson took three of the children and other relatives cared for the others. Gilbert assumed his responsibilities for the family and started working. In 1872, when he was twenty he came to Linkville, Klamath County to work as a buckaroo for O.C. Applegate, his brother-in-law. He worked at Klamath Indian Agency, learned to speak their language and wrote a phonetic book translating their language into English.

March 8, 1893, in Bly, Oregon, when he was 40 years old, he married Lyda Maude Gardner Wiggins, a widow with two small children. They were married in Bly, Oregon. They made their first home on the property just across from the water wheel in Lost River in Olene. Three of their five children were born at home on that property; Ella, Jessie, and Emma.

In 1898, Gilbert and Lyda moved to Dairy and took up the operation of the stage-stop and rooming house. In Dairy, Mabel Eleanor, and George Gilbert were born to the Anderson's.

Albert was the postmaster for Dairy and Lyda became the telephone exchange operator.

Source: Unknown - January, 1938
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Anderson, Gordon

Gordon H. Anderson, 85, died September 27, in San Marcos, CA. He is survived by his stepson, Mike Walker of Klamath Falls, OR; his wife Iola Anderson of San Marcos, CA.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - September, 2000
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Anderson, Marcus

Marcus Ray Anderson, a well known resident of this city, entered into rest in this city, at an early hour Sunday morning, his demise terminating a brief illness. He was a native of Grant County, Oregon, being born there February 26, 1880, and was aged 48 years 11 months and 6 days. Twenty-one years ago Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Anna M. White, and to this union three children were born, Melvin Ray Anderson, Eva Jo and Marion Rudolph, all of who mourn his passing. He also leaves three brothers, Leon, of Keno, Oregon, and Chester of Lancaster, California, George of La Habra. California, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Bertha McGilbray of Lancaster, California, and Mrs. Zora Biehn of Klamath Falls. Mr. Anderson was a member of the local lodge W.O.W. For the past eight years he has been connected with the R.R.R. Garage in this city. Rev. V.K. Allison will officiate at the funeral service which will be held at the Towey Mortuary Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, after which vault interment will be made beside his twin brother, Walter J. Anderson who passed away on December 2.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - February, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Andrus, Eugene

Eugene R. Andrus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Andrus, passed away in this city Friday, Aug. 12, following an illness of 3 weeks duration. Besides the father and mother he leaves 3 brothers and sisters, George, Brennie, James and Adelle Andrus. The remains rest in the golden Room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, where friends may call.

[mother: Myrtle May Chase]

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Angel, Cola

Cola Prescott Angel, 88, died Tuesday, August 26, 1980 in Klamath Falls, Ore.  Survivors include: daughters, Doris J. Peters, Klamath Falls, Kathleen Hunsaker, Fayetteville, N.C.; sons, Albert A. Angel, Klamath Falls, Ore., Jesse J. Angel, Dairy, Ore., Donald R. Angel, Merrill, Ore., brothers Fayett Pescott, De Funiak Springs, Fla., Fisher Prescott, Mossy Bluff, Ark.  Also 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday, August 29, 1980 at 2:00 p.m. in O'Hair's Funeral Chapel.
Herald and News, August 27, 1980

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Friday at O'Hair's Funeral Chapel for Cola Angel, 88, who died in Klamath Falls Tuesday.

She was born in Alabama in 1891, and married to Jesse J. Angel at her home in De Funiak Springs, Fla., in 1910.  The couple moved to Louisiana in 1912 and to Klamath Falls in 1937.  She had resided here since.  Mr. Angel was a railroad engineer.  Mrs. Angel was active in the Methodist Church in Louisiana.

Survivors include: daughters, Doris J. Peters, Klamath Falls, Kathleen Hunsaker, Fayetteville, N.C.; sons, Albert A. Angel, Klamath Falls, Ore., Jesse J. Angel, Dairy, Ore., Donald R. Angel, Merrill, Ore., brothers Fayett Prescott, De Funiak Springs, Fla., Fisher Prescott, Mossy Bluff, Ark.  Also 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1980
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Angel, Earl

The funeral services for the late Earl Kenneth Angel, who passed away near this city on Sunday, October 8, will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath Funeral home, on Friday, October 13, at 2 p.m., the Rev. C.C. Brown of the First Baptist church officiating. Commitment service and interment in the Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - October, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Ankeny, Dorothy

Dorothy was born in Klamath Falls to Ed and Catherine (Beeson) Dunham.

Her parents were the children of Oregon pioneer families.  She was raised in Klamath Falls, then attended the University of Oregon where she met her future husband Lewis Ankeny.  They were married in 1930.  Their marriage ended in divorce in 1953.

Dorothy lived in San Francisco, Berkley, Calif., and Los Angeles before moving back to Klamath Falls in 1944.
She joined the Herald and News as a proofreader in 1948 and took great pride in her work correcting errors and typos before deadlines.  She enjoyed her many years and friends at the newspaper until she retired in 1973.
In 1994, she moved to Portland to be near her son Richard.

During her years in Klamath Falls, she loaned books from her extensive home library.  Many interesting conversations were held there.

Survivors include her son Lewis and his partner Dotte of Portland; son Tom of Portland; grandchildren Dan Dunham and wife Jode, Kathryn and husband Al, and Krista and her her partner Joe-E; niece Susan Dunham Murphy; nephew Don Dunham; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a 5 year old brother Dean in 1922; brothers Don and Dale, who were killed while serving in the Army during World War II in Italy, Don in Sept. 1943 and Dale February of 1945, and a son Richard in 1966.


Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - July, 2006
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Ankeny, Mae

Mae J. Ankeny, wife of Frank Ankeny, died October 3, Saturday afternoon at the family residence 1815 Oregon Avenue, after an illness of 2 years duration.

Mr. and Mrs. Ankeny both resided in Klamath County 31 years, most of it spent in Klamath Falls, for a time they made their home at the Ankeny Ranch, south of Klamath Falls, after the death of Mr. Ankeny's mother  they inherited a share of this ranch which has since been subdivided into suburban homesites.

In spite of her ill healthy Mrs. Ankeny retained a cheerful and sunny disposition and her death will be mourned by a host of friends in Klamath County.

Survived by her mother, Mrs. Ida Wisengan of Los Angeles, Calif., her husband and nearest relatives uncles; Frank Swingle of Ashland and Charles Swingle of Langell Valley.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home with interment following in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - October, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Applegate, Bessie

News of the death last night of Miss Bessie B. Applegate at Pasadena comes as a severe shock to a host of friends and relatives in Klamath county. She died following an attack of pneumonia.

Born and raised in Klamath County, where the greater part of her life has been spent, she was unusually well known and respected. She was one of the most popular teachers ever identified with the Klamath high school facility, and praises of her work are continually sung by the students who were enrolled in her classes.

Miss Applegate was 37 years of age. She was born at Brookside, in Swan Lake Valley and attended school in the county. Following her graduation and a post graduate course at Leland Stanford, she accepted a position as instructor in the local high school, where she remained for a number of years. For the past eighteen months she has been engaged as instructor in English at the Pasadena high school.

Miss Applegate is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucien B. Applegate of the Brookside ranch at Swan Lake. She is also survived by two brothers, Elmer I. and Fred. L. and three sisters, Mrs. C.C. Chitwood, Miss Evelyn Applegate and Miss Elsie Applegate. The latter left on the train this morning with Mrs. Jennie Hurn for Pasadena.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 31, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Applegate, Elmer

Elmer I. Applegate, 82 year old member of the famed Applegate family of early Oregon history, died at his home at Williams, 20 miles south of Grants Pass at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was attributed to his years.

Mr. Applegate was the grandson of Lindsay Applegate, one of the blazers of the Applegate trail to Oregon. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Lucien B. Applegate, pioneers of Klamath and Ashland.

Final rites will be held at Whitlock's at 1:30 p.m. Friday with interment in the IOOF section of Linkville cemetery, the family plot.

Survivors include a brother Fred of Salem, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Chitwood, Evelyn Applegate and Elsie Applegate Mill, all of Williams.

Mr. Applegate received his schooling in both Oregon and California and for a time was acting curator at Dudley herbarium at Stanford university. He was a botanist of renown and honored by both California and Oregon institutions for his work in this field. He was given the honorary degree, doctor of science from Oregon State college, as the outstanding authority on the lily erythronium.

The pioneer Southern Oregon resident was born March 31, 1867 in Ashland, Oregon on the Lindsay Applegate donation claim. His grandfather Lindsay, was probably one of the best known of southern Oregon's early day settlers. The family settled in Ashland in 1862, coming south from the Willamette valley where they had migrated from Missouri in 1843.

He made his home in Klamath country when Lucien Applegate, his father, settled in Swan Lake district in the 1870's. He married Esther Ogden for whom Camp Esther Applegate at Lake o' the Woods is named.

Mr. Applegate farmed here and was one of the early pioneers of the U.S. bureau of reclamation, Klamath project, and the first secretary of the project. At that time he lived on Pine street near 2nd.

Several cousins live in the Klamath area including Carl Grubb, 4517 Winter avenue, who made his home with Lucian Applegate family for many years; Mrs. George Hurn of Pine street, Mrs. W.O. Smith of Conger avenue, John A. McCall of the Midland district, Mrs. Grace Spannaus of 2344 Radliffe, and Thomas Grubb of S. Riverside.

Mrs. Elmer Applegate died in the early 1930's, however, Mr. Applegate continued to maintain his home here for several years following her death.

He leaves many friends to mourn his passing.

Source: Unknown (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, November 17, 1949
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Applegate, Florence

Hands that for more than two score years have been identified with every forward movement of the community were folded in eternal rest, when Mrs. [Florence] Ella Anderson Applegate, wife of Captain O.C. Applegate, died at 8 o'clock this morning, after an illness of two month's duration. A devoted family's loss is shared by the friends scattered widely throughout the community. The passing of the pioneer woman marks a distinct loss and will be the cause of widespread sympathy and grief. Arrangements for the funeral service will be announced later.

Ella Anderson Applegate was born October 13, 1855, near Phoenix, Jackson county, Oregon, being the oldest daughter of Rev. Jesse Marion Anderson, a pioneer Methodist minister. Being left an orphan at 9 years of age, she secured an education in the public schools of her community largely by her own efforts, and later taught school in Jackson county.

On Christmas day, 1878, she was united in marriage to Captain O.C. Applegate and the couple came immediately to Klamath county, where was one of the earliest employes of the Klamath Indian agency. During a married life of forty-one years they have made their home in this county, where they have been closely identified with its development and progress.

Mrs. Applegate had been for years a member of the Christian Church and was active in the work of the local congregation. She has been found at all times loyal to the highest ideals and willing to assist to the extent of her strength in every useful cause. Many warm friend testify to her perfect unselfishness and devotion to her family, neighbors and community. She is survived by her husband and six children- Frank L. of Medford, Roy G. of Berkeley (Cal.), Oliver C. of Sacramento (Cal.), Annie M of Kodiak (Alaska), Rachael E., a teacher in the local high school and Jean M. of King City (Cal.) All were privileged to be with their mother during her last illness, except the oldest daughter, who was unable to return from Alaska. Her surviving brothers and sisters are G.G. Anderson of Dairy, F.M. Anderson of Berkeley (Cal.), Mrs. Jas. Reynolds of Fort Jones (Cal.), Mrs. G.W. Loosley and Mrs. J.M. Wagner of Ashland (Ore.) and Mrs. Geo. S. Nickerson of Sacramento.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, November 5, 1919
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Applegate, Margaret

Margaret Ellen Applegate, well-known Klamath pioneer, who died at the age of 78 in the family home in Swan Lake valley yesterday, at 1 p.m., from the effects of a long illness, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Elizabeth Grubb. The Grubb family crossed the plains on the South Emigrant road in 1852 and settled in the Rogue River valley in Jackson county.

Margaret Grubb was married to Lucien B. Applegate at the family home in June 1866. In 1869 the family removed to Klamath Agency, where Mr. Applegate, was an employe, and in the following spring established their home in Swan Lake valley at that time a part of Jackson county.

At the time of settling at Swan Lake, two children had been born to Mr. and Mrs.  Applegate, Elmer and Winnie, the first now a resident of Klamath Falls and the latter the wife of C.C. Chitwood, who resides in Jacksonville. Later Fred, Evelyn, Bessie, and Elsie were born to the family. The deceased leaves her husband and all the children, except Bessie, who died at Pasadena, Calif., in 1918.

Funeral services will be held at Whitlock chapel, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the Rev. A. L. Rice officiating. The remains will be interred in Linkville, Cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, October 22, 1924
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Applegate, Virginia

Virginia, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Applegate, died at 5 o'clock this morning of inflammation of the bowels. The family moved here about two weeks ago from Portland, Mr. Applegate coming here for the benefit of his health.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow. Services will be conducted in the Methodist church.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, February 9, 1909
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arant, Jay

Funeral services for Jay J. Arant, 77, whose life was closely linked with the progress of the Klamath Basin, will be held from the Conger Morris Chapel in Medford, June 3. The Rev. Frederick Evans of the Medford First Christian Church will officiate. Final rites and interment will be in Linkville Cemetery in the family plot. He was a native of the Klamath Basin, born the son of Franklin and Emma Arant who were among the first homesteaders in PocMox, Springs, now the Pine Grove Area. He served in the Cavalry, Troop B., Oregon National Guard, during the Modoc Indian War, and lived in the Ford Klamath area for many years. He moved to Medford in 1954.

Survivors include two sons, Neil N. Arant of Pendleton and Donald Arant of Des Moines; one daughter, Mrs. Pronsen of Albany, and nine grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, June, 2, 1960
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arant, William

William Frank Arant of Ashland, an old time resident of Klamath county passed away in a local hospital this morning at 11:40 o'clock following an illness of three weeks. Deceased was born in Illinois in September of 1850. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Luella and four sons, Early of Klamath Falls, Chauncey F. of Propsect, H.L. of Dairy and Jay J. of Merrill. The remains are in the slumber room of the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, November 21, 1927
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Armstrong, Amelia

Miss Amelia Armstrong died at her residence at the age of 38 years. Miss Armstrong was born in Wisconsin, coming to Oregon with her parents when a little girl. She was a finely educated lady, having been schooled first at Salem, next at Sister's Institution, Vancouver and finally at Professor Cook's conservatory of music in Portland. Professor Cook is the father and instructor of May Cook, the pianist who has excited all of musical Paris into a frenzy of exalted thought and action. Her mother is Mrs. Campbell of Klamath Falls. She leaves a wide circle of music loving and other friends to mourn her loss.

Source: The Klamath Star (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, June 20, 1895
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnet, Joel

DIED,
Arnett, In Klamath Falls, Oregon at 11 o'clock Sunday October 27, 1895 Joel Paris Arnett, aged 1 month, 8 weeks and 7 days.

Source: The Linkville Star (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, October 31, 1895
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnett, Mary

Mary Cole Arnett, wife of Melvin Arnett well known resident of the county passed away at the residence of her son at Swan Lake Sunday morning at 12:40 o'clock. She was born at Marion County, Kentucky, October 12, 1867 and was aged seventy-two years, six months and twenty three days at the time of her passing. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Lawrence L.(born 186) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Marion T. (born 1889) of this city, a daughter Mrs. Emma L. Harrison (born 1883) of Watsonville, California. The remains are in the gold room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pinea Avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, May 5, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnhart, Twin Infants

The infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Arnhart of Klamath Falls, passed away in this city Friday evening July 14, 1944 at 6:30 p.m. Besides the parents they are survived by two sisters, Shirley Ann and Thelma of Klamath Falls; the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Arnhart of Klamath Falls and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McClurg of Central Point. Graveside services where held in Linkville Cemetery on Saturday, July 15, at 4 p.m. the Rev. Howart Hutchings of the First Christian Church officiating.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 17, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnold, Della

Della Fooshee Arnold, for the past 35 years a resident of Klamath Falls passed away in this city July 13, 1948 at 3:30 pm. following a brief illness. The deceased was a native of Iowa and was aged 81 years 9 months and 11 days at the time of her passing. Surviving are four sons, Gilbert E. Arnold of Los Angeles, Calif., Ord W. Arnold of Oakland, Calif., Clair R. Arnold of Portland, Ore., and Wilbur A. Arnold of Medford; a sister Mary Jenkins of Pasadena, Calif., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, July 15, 1948
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnold, Noah

Funeral services for the late Noah E. Arnold who passed away at the Klamath General Hospital last week, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Whitlock Chapel. The service will be conducted by Rev. E.P. Lawrence of the First Presbyterian church.

D.R. Arnold, a son of the deceased, with his wife from Houston, Texas and Lewis F. Arnold who is in the Army in Washington, were present. They leave tomorrow morning.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, September 27, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arnold, William

William F. Arnold died at his home in this city at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning of pneumonia and heart failure. He had been ill since last Tuesday, but his condition was not thought serious until last Friday, when a physician was called in. He apparently gained a little strength Saturday, but late in the night of that day took a sudden turn for the worse and breathed his last in the early hours of the morning.

The deceased came to this city last December. He had been preceded by Mrs. Arnold, who came to this city last September from Oakland, California.

William F. Arnold was born in Burlington, Indiana 49 years ago. In 1886 he was married in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Miss Della Kelson. Four sons were born to them all of whom are living and join their mother in mourning the loss of a father and husband who was ever kind, generous, loving and devoted to his little flock.

Following his marriage he removed with his wife to Vancouver. This is where he lived for a number of years following his trade of electrician. From Vancouver he went to Honolulu where he remained for two and one-half years, during which time he was engaged in the installation of a railway system. He was considered an expert in his profession and leaves as a legacy to his family a number of patents that will undoubtedly prove a source of considerable income to them.

He was not a member of any fraternal organization, nor was he affiliated with any of the Churches of the city. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the Christian Church, Rev. Vallandigham officiating.

Besides his widow and four boys he is survived by an aged mother and one sister who lives in Glennville, Calif., and two brothers, residents of Vancouver, B.C.

Source: The Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, April 24, 1910
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Arrington, Jackie

Jackie Jean Arrington, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arrington passed away in this city on Sunday evening, September 20, 1942. Besides her parents she is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arrington of Louisiana; a grandfather, Olie Overton of Lakeview, Ore.; a grandmother, Mrs. Jerome Rambo of this city. The funeral service for baby Arrington took place at the graveside in the baby section of the Linkville cemetery on Monday, September 21, at 3 p.m. Ward's Klamath Funeral home in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, September 21, 1942
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Astrup, Henry

Henry Astrup, 55, dropped dead of heart failure while working at the Big Lakes box factory this morning, while working alone cleaning a shed. He was found by J.B. Baggett, a fellow worker. Dr. Lamb was called but the aged man was dead when discovered. He had lived here for two or three years in a bachelor home on Delores avenue. The only known relative is a niece, Mrs. Thomas Williams, of Everett, Washington.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, August 19, 1920
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Atkinson, Donald

Donald Lee Atkinson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Atkinson of this city passed away Friday, August 5th at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine Avenue at 8th street. Interment will follow at the Linkville cemetery

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, August 6, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Aubrey, Carol

Carol Ruth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Aubrey, died at the family residence on Klamath Falls Lakeview Highway, Friday morning at an early hour, her passing terminating an illness of three weeks duration. Carol Ruth was born in this city April 8, 1930, and was 2 years, 4 months and 11 days when called. In addition to her parents she is survived by three sisters; Jean, Bondell, and Phyllis mourn her passing. The remains are in the baby nook of Towey's Funeral Home where friends may call.

Rev.. J. Thomas will officiate at the last rites to be held this Saturday at 2:15 at the mortuary chapel, 925 High street, (opposite Methodist Church) to which service friends are invited. Interment will follow in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Avery, Chester

Chester Punderson Avery, 88, a resident of Klamath County for 52 years, died here October 8.

He was a native of Corvallis, Oregon and for many years farmed in the Henley District. His wife Mrs. Addie Avery, died December 20, 1953.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Victor Palmer, this city, brothers: of Grover Avery, Virginia Avery and one sister, Mrs. Martha Fulton all of Corvallis. There are also 4 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, October 8, 1957
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Ayers, William

William B. Ayres, late of 220 Martin street, passed away in San Francisco, Friday morning at 1 o'clock following an illness of several days. He was born in Pine Mountain, Virginia, August 7, 1896, and aged 33 years, 10 months and 28 days at the time of death. He is survived by the one daughter Lassie Ellen Ayres of this city, his mother, Mrs. Lena E. Ayres of El Paso, Tex., one brother James K. Ayres of Ontario, Calif., and five sisters, Mrs. J.A. O'Callaghan of Bristol, Va., Mrs. S.O. Sprotes, Esther Ayres, and Mrs. Nellie Able all of Carrison, N.M. and Lassie Ayres of El Paso, Tex.

Mr. Ayres was employed on the Shasta division of the S.P. and a member of the Order or Railway Engineers.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth, with Rev. A.O. Broyles, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church officiating. Two vocal numbers were rendered by Mr. R.E. Patterson, accompanied by Mrs. M. Helena Joyaux. Interment was made in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 7, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barkley, Brenton

Brenton L. Barkley, for the last 20 years a resident of Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away in the city Saturday, December 9, 1939 at 12:30 a.m. following an illness of three weeks. He was a native of Decatur, Indiana, and at the time of his death was aged 62 years 3 months and 6 days. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. R.C. Parrish, Mrs. Minnie B. Reid and Mrs. Tess Rose of Fort Wayne, Indiana, also on brother W.A. Barkley of Fort Hoyle, Maryland. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth. Notice of funeral to appear in a later issue of this paper.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, December 10, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barkhurst, Lena

Lena Elizabeth Barkhurst, 31, daughter of Ed Byers, Olene merchant, died at Olene yesterday following a short illness. The funeral will be held at the local cemetery at 11 o'clock Wednesday.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, March 13, 1923
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, John

John Freeman Barnes, a resident of this city for the past four years passed away at 10:30 last night. He was born in Alabaster, Michigan, March 19, 1851 and was aged 79 years 10 months and 9 days at the time of his death.

To mourn his passing he leaves a son Ernest R. Barnes of this city and two grandchildren, L.R. Barnes and C.E. Barnes of Battleground, Washington.

The remains are at the Klamath Funeral Home, Eighth and Pine avenue, where friends may call.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, January 29, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the residential chapel of the First Christian Church with Rev Allison officiating. Interment will be made in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 30, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, John

John Hiram Barnes, for the last 39 years a resident of Klamath county, passed away in this city Friday, November 10, 1939, at 8 a.m. following an illness of 15 days. At the time of his death he was aged 63 years one month and seven days. Surviving are his wife, Mr. Anna Barnes of this city, nine sons, Charles Barnes of the Hawaiian, Islands, William and Clarence Barnes of Dorris, Calif., Buddy Barnes of Bakersfield, Calif, Lloyd and Donald Barnes of Klamath Falls, Warren and Elmer Barnes of Medford, Ore., and Edward Lee Barnes of Chico, Cal., one daughter, a brother Edward Barnes of Holly, Colorado; and a sister Mrs. Emma Brown of Missouri.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, November 11, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, Lucile

Lucile Barnes, 84, Klamath County pioneer, died Friday at PIH. She had been ill for several weeks.

Mrs. Barnes came to Klamath Falls in 1911 from Junction City, a city founded by her father. On Aug. 26, 1912, she married Marion J. Barnes, identified for many years with Klamath County law enforcement work.

The Barnes family homesteaded in Lake County before moving to Klamath Falls. During her married life Mrs. Barnes was active in assisting her husband in his law enforcement work.

She mas a member of the Lost River Grange, which honored her on her 80th birthday with a community get-together.

She is survived by her widower, Marion, Olene, a son James M. Barnes, Merrill; a daughter Mrs. William (Allison) Garriott, Dunsmuir, Calif.; grandchildren, William L. Garriott Jr., Merrill, Averill Burrell, Medford, and Gerald Lee Barnes, Klamath Falls; and six great-grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, December 31, 1977
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, Marion

Marion James Barnes 89, died Tuesday in Klamath Falls.

Mr. Barnes, a native Oregonian, was born in Summer Lake on April 10, 1890, to pioneer parents William and (Ava) Matilda Barnes. He attended grade school near his early home and and graduated from the old Klamath County High School.

He was married in 1911 to Klamath Falls to Lucile Allison who preceded him in death.

Mr. Barnes followed his father, one-time Klamath County sheriff, in law enforcement. He served for many years as a Klamath County deputy sheriff, as Oregon State game warden and with the Oregon State Police.

He was a member and past master of the Lost River Grange near his family home at Olene.

Mr. Barnes developed Farmers Sand and Gravel Co. at Merrill and built the Marion apartments on North Sixth Street in Klamath Falls. He also owned ranch property in Klamath County.

Survivors include a son, James M. Barnes, Merrill; a daughter, Mrs. Allison Garriot, Dunsmuir, Calif; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 10, 1980
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, Rita

Rita McBean Barnes, for the past 16 years a resident of Klamath Falls, passed away in this city, Thursday February 1, 1945, at 3 a.m.  The deceased was a native of Pendleton, Oregon and was aged 41 years, 4 months, and 13 days, when called.  She is survived by three daughters, May Barnes and Blanche Coleman, both of Klamath Falls, and Frances Reynolds of Vancouver, Washington.  The remains rest in Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 925 High, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, February 2, 1945
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barnes, William

William Byron Barnes, one of the Klamath country's most colorful pioneers died at Hillside hospital yesterday afternoon following a lingering illness. He would have been 86 had he lived until May 14th.

Barnes was born in Bridgeport, Mono county, Calif., May 14, 1865, son of James Alexander Barnes and Mary Jane Patterson who crossed the plains from Iowa in 1863 with horse teams.

In his early life Barnes spent three years as a jockey at Bodie, Sacramento, Bakersfield, and Redding. He then became interested in ranching and cattle raising at Yamsay mountain on the Klamath Indian Reservation.

He moved to Klamath Falls in 1904 and leased the American hotel at 7th and Main. After four years of hotel life he sold out and was elected sheriff of Klamath county, serving two terms. In 1927 he was elected Justice of the Peace of Linkville district and served until 1939. He also served as assessor in Lake county in the early 1890's.

He always retained an interest in agriculture and in 1929 with a son, Marion, purchased the David Shook ranch of 1400 acres in Yonna Valley, keeping an active interest until his retirement 10 years later.

He maintained a home for many years at 325 South Fifth. His wife Ava M. McDowell Barnes, whom he married at Summer Lake, Lake county, in 1888, died in July of 1944.

Barnes had a wide circle of friends in both Klamath and Lake counties.

Surviving are a daughters, Mrs. (Goldie) Kennett, Redding; two sons, Marion J. Barnes, Olene, and Major Zed. W. Barnes, San Bernardino, California, one brother, James Franklin Barnes, Lakeview, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Bert L. (Hazel) Cook died in 1939.

Funeral services are to be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Memorial chapel under auspices of the Elks lodge No. 1247 of which Mr. Barnes was a charter member. Final rites and interment will be in the family plot in Linkville.

Source: Unknown (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, May 1, 1951
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Barrett, Briton

Britton Barrett, passed away in this city Sunday, October 29, 1939 at 10:00 p.m. following an extended illness. The deceased was a native of Appanoose county, Iowa and at the time of his death was aged 70 years 10 months and 26 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Barrett, of Algoma, Ore., six daughters, Mrs. Herb England and Mrs. Jim Conroy of Modoc Point, Mrs. Emery Gaston, Algoma, Ore., Mrs Ray Yunck and Mrs. Homer Lemmond of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Scott Gardner of Utica, Mont., two sons, R.E. Barrett of Algoma, and Glenn Barrett of Shady Pine, Oregon. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, October 30, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bates, Calvin

The last rites for Calvin E. Bates, were held this afternoon from the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, interment in Linkville cemetery. The floral tributes, were numerous and beautiful.
Among those attending the service were a number of the friends from the Campbell-Towel Mill at Sprague River, where Mr. Bates was formerly employed.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, December 11, 1927
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Battis, Bernice

Bernice E. Battis, 58, died in Klamath Falls on Tuesday.

Mrs. Battis was born in Klamath Falls to Lester and Erma Henry Pinelli.

They continued to live in the Pelican Bay area of the city until moving to a dairy ranch, which they called the Cloverdale Dairy, on Midland Road in 1926.

They later bought another dairy on Tingley Lane. Before his death her father owned three farms in the Henley district.

Mrs. Battis was a graduate of Klamath Union High School.

She married Fred Battis on Dec. 25, 1944, in Reno, Nev. They spent their married life in Klamath Falls.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret and Virginia.

Survivors include her sons, Steve and Terry of Klamath Falls; daughter, Virginia Graber of Medford; grandson Tom Graber of Medford; brother Herbert Pinelli of Klamath Falls; sisters, June Wilde and Joyce Fett of Klamath Falls and Frances Cain of Roseburg; estranged husband, Fred of Medford.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - January, 1982
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Baum, Constance

Constance Gertrude Baum, 92, died in Klamath Falls, Oregon, August 26, 1980.

Survivors include; sons, Elbert Stiles, Klamath Falls; Ore., Leslie Stiles, Spokane, Wash.; daughter Lola Lane, Lakeport, Calif.; brother, John D. Hooper, Sebasopol, Calif., Bernard Hooper, Macdoel, Calif., sisters, Stella Kemp, Salem, Ore., Ila Scott, Redding, Calif., Opal Johnson, Napa, Calif.; also 13 grand children and 15 great-grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1980
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Baum, William

William Baum, a native of Valparaiso, Ind., age 59 years 3 months, 23 days, passed away suddenly Thursday night, May 23, at the Crane Creek Lumber Company camp in Modoc county, California, where he was employed as a lumber scaler.  Mr. Baum had been a resident of Klamath county for the past 25 years where he had many friends and acquaintances.  He was a prominent member of the local Elks lodge, the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine.  His home was at 236 Nevada street, Klamath Falls.  He is survived by one brother, Harry Baum of Fort Klamath and Klamath Falls, and a half brother, James Lytle of Albany, Oregon.  The remains rest in the gold room at the Earl Whitlock Funeral home where friends are privileged to call.  Announcement of funeral arrangements will be made in a future issue of this paper.

Funeral services for the late William Baum, who passed away Friday, May 24, 1935 will be held in the Elks Temple, Third and Main streets, Monday, May 27, 1935 at 2:30 p.m. under the auspices of Klamath Falls Lodge No. 1247 B.P.O.E.  commitment services and interment Linkville cemetery.  Friends invited.  arrangements are under the direction of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home of this city.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, May, 25, 1935
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bay, C. A.

Funeral services for the late C.A. Bay will be held at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow forenoon from the Whitlock chapel. The services will be conducted by the Socialists local of which Bay was a member for several years.
Bay passed away this morning at the Slater rooming house, and death being due to bowel trouble and rheumatism. Little is known of the man, as he was extremely quiet and very reticent, even before his death regarding his antecedents.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 13, 1916
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bayne, Ann

Ann Arlene Bayne, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bayne of Sprague River, Oregon, passed away in this city Thursday, December 8, 1938 at 1:15 p.m. following a brief illness. She was a native of Klamath Falls, and at the time of her death was aged four months and twenty-six days. Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Brian and James Bayne; and one sister Carol Bayne, all of Sprague River; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Bayne and Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Cunningham of New Castle, Wyoming. Little Ann Arlene is resting in Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at Linkville cemetery, Saturday, December 10, 1938 at 2 p.m. with Rev. J.W. Warrell of First Methodist Church officiating. Friends are invited. Committal services and interment will follow in the Baby plot.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, December 9, 1938
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beach, John

John Cameron Beach, age 81 years, for twelve years a resident of Klamath Falls, passed away at an early hour this morning at his residence, No. 80 Conger Avenue.

Mr. Beach had been very low for some time, so that death was not unexpected. He was a native of Glen Falls, New York, shortly after he became of age removing to Wisconsin, where he wedded Altha Murray, the wife who survives him.

He was clerk of Jackson County, Wisconsin for several terms.

On June 6, 1909, he was stricken with paralysis, since which time he has been confined to his home.

The following children, besides the widow, survive him: Miss Clara Beach and Mrs. R. Vance Hutchins of this city; A.H. Beach of St. Paul, Minn.; S.H. a federal employe at Washington D.C.

The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the late residence, the hour being set for 2:30, Rev. J.S. Stubblefield, pastor of Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, December 13, 1911
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beal, Robert

Robert Eugene Beal, aged 2 months and 21 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Beal, died last night at the Beal home, 819 Walnut street,. The cause of death was stated as pneumonia. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 o'clock at Whitlock's chapel. The body will be interred in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 18, 1924
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beals, Elsie

Mrs. Elsie Marie Beals, age 34 years, 7 months and 20 days, a native of Bonanza, Ore., passed away in this city Friday, Sept. 16, following an illness of one week's duration. Mrs. Beals is survived by her husband, Alzaro Beals, one daughter, Madalyn Jane Beals of Klamath Falls, and her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Hamaker of Bonanza, Ore., three brothers and five sisters, H.E. Hamaker of Klamath Falls, M.W. Hamaker of Grants Pass and Jack Hamaker of Lakeview, Mrs. Geo. S. Boyd of Bly, Mrs. Carol Griffith of Portland, Mrs. George Anderson of Coquille, Mrs. R.M. Grisez and Marjorie Hamaker of Bonanza.

Announcement of funeral services will be made later by the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine Avenue at Sixth Street.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - September, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bean, Harry

Harry Leo Bean, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Bean, 416 Klamath Avenue, died of typhoid Saturday evening. Harry attended the grade schools here and before the vacation was one of the Herald's news boys. His death came as a shock to all of his friends.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 4 o'clock from Withrow chapel, the Rev. A. R. Rice officiating. Interment will be the IOOF cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, September 15, 1924
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beck, Agnes

Agnes Beck, aged about one year and two months, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Beck, died Sept. 5th at Klamath Falls and was buried the following day. The parents live in Crooked Creek, Lake county. They were on their way to Ashland when disease arrested the little one and thus, gave a sad ending to their outing.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 12, 1901
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beck, Fannie

Fannie Jane Beck, a resident of 2209 Union Ave. and of this city for over four years died Sunday. The death followed a short illness.

Mrs. Beck was born at Junction City, Oregon, Feb 11, 1867 and was aged 64 years 11 months and 13 days when called. In 1885 she was married to George M. Beck at Junction City, and lived in that community for two years.

The family then moved to Prineville for a period of one year, after which they again moved to the Willamette Valley, where they resided for two years. Moving to the Palouse country, they established residence there for 20 years and left that section for Orland, Calif., in quest of better health for Mrs. Beck, in the spring of 1927, the family moved to Klamath County.

Mrs. Beck was the mother of ten children, eight of whom survive her. In addition to her husband, George M. Beck, the following relatives mourn her passing, Mrs. Nora Cramer, Orland, Calif., Ernest Beck, Nez Perce, Ida., Clarence Beck, Hamilton City, Calif., Mrs. Pete Isaksen, Genesse, Ida; Mrs. Melvin Thortenson, St. Maries, Ida.; Dale Beck, John Beck and Mrs. Fred Rau, all of Klamath Falls; twenty five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, January 25, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beck, Leo

Leo Lynn Beck, 75, died here April 14, 1971, following a brief illness.

Mr. Beck was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fremont Beck in Buena Vista Calif, and at a very young age moved with his parents to Pokegama from where his father operated a mule-led wagon freight line over Topsy Grade.

As a young boy, Mr. Beck worked for a time at the White Pelican Hotel before leaving to travel through Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.

In 1916 in Colorado he married Sarah Holman. The family moved to Klamath Falls in 1922. Mr. Beck worked for Lorenz Co., then went to California Oregon Power Company (COPCO), where he was chief electrician for 36 years until his retirement about 10 years ago.

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Sarah, city; daughters, Mary Hawkins and Beverly Pyles, city, Donna Crocker, Fremont, Calif.; sons Roger, city, Norman, The Dalles, Ore., and Richard, Portland, Ore: brothers, Roy, city, Jim, Sacramento, Calif.; sisters Adeline Smith, Woodland, Calif., Rita Morris, city, also 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Monday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. Concluding services, Linkville Cemetery. Ward's Klamath Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - April, 1971
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beck, Sarah

Sarah Chestina Holman Beck, 93, Klamath Falls, died Sunday in Klamath Falls.

Mrs. Beck was born in Colorado to David William Holman and the former Mary Emily Hansen.

She was married to Leo Beck Sr. in Denver, Colorado June 1917.

They moved to Klamath Falls in 1923.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

Survivors include her children, Beverly Pyles, Roger Beck and Mary Edwards, all Klamath Falls, Richard Beck, Portland and Donna Lee Crocker, Hayward, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sons, Leo Beck Jr. and Norman "Buz" Beck, and three grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - July, 1988
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beckans, F.

Coroner Earl Whitlock was called yesterday to Dunn & Long's camp on account of the sudden death of F. Beckan, who came here from San Francisco on Tuesday night. He and other parties arrived in the city in a wagon, the deceased being in an intoxicated condition. He was taken to the camp of the ditch contractors, which is several miles south of town and put to bed. Yesterday morning he was found in his bunk with all signs of life gone.

A post mortem examination showed that death was due to a hemorrhage of the lungs which was caused from excessive drink. The remains were buried today. He was about fifty years of age.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, July 28, 1908
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beebe, M. H.

The funeral of M.H. Beebe who died on Thursday of tuberculosis occurred Saturday, the service being held at the home near Spring Lake. The deceased was a member of the A.O.U.W. Lodge in which order he was insured for $2,000.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 27, 1910
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Beers, Carol

Carrol Fay Beers, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Beers of Yakima, Washington, passed away in this city on Monday, September 29. Baby Carrol was born in Yakima, Washington, 9 months and 8 days ago. Besides her parents she is survived by four brothers, Ray, Larry, Max, and Chester; grandparents, Mrs. William Garrison of Medford, Oregon, and John Peterson of Salt Lake City, Utah. The remains rest in Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 925 High street, where friends may call. Notice of the funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, September 29, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bein, Emily

DEATH TAKES WOMAN TODAY

ELDERLY LADY WHO HAD BEEN A CONSTANT SUFFERER FOR LONG TIME IS TAKEN EARLY THIS MORNING

Following long and painful illness, Mrs. Emily Bein, mother of Mrs. Charles F. Stemwell of this city, passed to her last rest at 7:30 this morning at the Stemwell home, 414 Ninth Street. her death was due to dropsical Brights disease from which she had suffered greatly for the year past. Previous to this the deceased had been afflicted with bronchitis for a long period but her unusually sweet and patient disposition had enabled her to bear her troubles with a fortitude seldom witnessed. Mrs. Bein was a native of Wisconsin but had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Stemwell for the last twenty-two years and had been with them in Klamath Falls during their twelve years of residence in the city. She would have been 77 years of age on the 26th of August. She leaves in addition to her daughter here, one other daughter Mrs. Henry Moeller and a nephew, Hugo Moeller in Milwaukee. The funeral will be held at two o'clock tomorrow.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 6, 1919
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Belicante, Giovani

Acute pneumonia caused the death of Giovani Belicante, 29 years old Italian employed at Algoma. The body was brought here last evening by Coroner Whitlock. Services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Sacred Heart. Belicanti has two brothers at Pelican City.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, March 12, 1923
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bellman, Grayston

Grayston Addison Bellman a well known real estate man of this city for a number of years, passed away at his late residence, 332 North Eleventh Wednesday afternoon following an illness of several months.

Mr. Bellman had made his home in this city for the past twenty years coming here from Kansas. He was born in Andrews, Indiana, January 24, 1882 and was 48 years at the time of death.

In addition to his wife Margaret he is survived by his father, Addison Bellman, also a prominent Klamath Falls realtor, and a host of friends which he acquired during the residence here.

Mr. Bellman has been confined to his bed with ill health for the past several months, but his death occurred unexpectedly. His remains are in the Earl Whitlock Funeral home where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, May 8, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bennett, Albert

Albert Stephen Bennett, a resident of this city for the past 38 years passed away in this city Saturday, March 30, 1940. The deceased was a native of Goshen, Oregon and was aged 66 years when called. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Hendricks of Paso Robles, California; three brothers, Ernest B. Bennett of Fort Klamath; Doc Bennett of Prairie City, Oregon and Bob Bennett of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Ella G. Hamilton of Merrill, Oregon; Sadie McKeever of Fort Klamath, Oregon; also six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

[Mr. Bennett died as the result of suffocation and burns received in a house fire, he was crippled with rheumatism]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, March 30, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bennett, Amos

Sudden attack claims life of A.S. Bennett

Amos S. Bennett, carpenter and boarding house mand died suddenly at Buena Vista Landing in Shippington, Sunday evening from an attack of heart failure. Mr. Bennett had been feeling under the weather for several days but Sunday he rallied, and went out for a walk. He returned at 5 o'clock and one half hour later he expired.

Bennet was 41 years of age and leaves a wife and two children, a boy and a girl. The remains were taken to Willis undertaking parlors and the funeral will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

[Wife: Alice Belle Caster, children Warren Caster Bennett born Dec 13, 1899 in Denver, Colo. daughter Frances Esther Bennett born Oct 29, 1908 Weiser, Idaho.]

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, May 11, 1911
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bennett, Frank

Frank R. Bennett, age 77 years 29 days a native of Iowa, passed away in this city July 25, following an illness of some months duration.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gabe Harrison of Montesano, Wash., and a son of Chemult, Ore., where he made his home for a number of years.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held Wednesday, July 27 at 2 o'clock from the chapel of Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth.  Interment will follow in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - July, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bennett, Mary

Mary Ann Bennett, wife of John Bennett, whose residence is on Bush St, between Eighth and Ninth, died about 3 o'clock this morning of pneumonia. The husband is employed at the Meadow Lake Lumber mill and was away at his work at the time the wife passed away.

Mrs Bennett was 64 years of age, and there survive her besides the husband, eight children six of whom live in this city, while two reside elsewhere. The funeral services have been set for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. where Rev. George H. Feese, pastor of Grace Methodist will officiate.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, October 13, 1911
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Berg, Gustaf

DROWNING DEATH CALLED SUICIDE

Officers Thursday listed the death of Gustaf Berg, whose body was found floating in the chilly waters of Lake Ewauna Wednesday, as suicide, according to Deputy Sheriff Dale Mattoon.

Sories told investigators by three men who roomed with Berg at 429 Commercial street indicated Berg had often talked of suicide and on one occasion reportedly had made plans to end his life.

It was believed he threw himself into the icy water Monday night while despondent.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 3, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Gustaf Adolf Berg, a resident for the past 10 years, passed away in this city on Monday, December, 30. The deceased was a native of Arvika, Sweden, and was aged 50 years 3 months and 8 days when called. The remains rest in Ward's Klamath Funeral home, 925 High street. Notice of the funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 3, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


The funeral service for the late Gustaf Adolf Berg, who passed away in this city on Monday, December 30, will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath funeral home, 925 High street, on Monday January 6, at 3 p.m., the Rev. G.J. Anderson of the First Covenant church officiating. Commitment service and interment in the Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, January 4, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bergland, Otto

Otto Bergland, a resident of this city passed away at Lakeview Monday morning at an early hour following a brief illness. He was born at Meridian, Wisconsin and aged 58 years 9 months and 16 days at the time of death. He is survived by his wife Mary Bergland, two sons Harold and Frank, two daughters Ruth and Mable all of this ctiy, one brother Charles Bergland, three sisters, Mr. Emma Swanson, Mrs. Della Olson and Mrs. Amanda Larson all of the east and a nephew Frank Bordall of this city.

The remains will be brought to the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, January 12, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services for the late Otto Bergland, will be held Saturday afternoon at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, with Rev D.M. McLaughlin of the Klamath Temple officiating. Committal service will be held and interment in the Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, January 14, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bergman, Edna

Mrs. Edna Bergman, aged 48 years 2 months 22 days, a native of Illinois, passed away in this city Thursday, July 21st, following an illness of six days.

Mrs. Bergman had made her home in Klamath Falls for the past nine years and is survived by three daughters and two sons; Mrs. Genevieve Edwards of Scotia, Calif., Edna M. and Eva M. Bergman, Charles W. and Ben E. Rose all of this city.

Mrs. Bergman was a member of local Rebekah lodge.

Announcement of funeral service pending arrival of Mrs. Genevieve Edwards who is motoring from Scotia, California. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Monday July 24, at 10 a.m. with Rev. J. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Linkville cemetery.

Source: Unknown (Klamath Falls, OR) - July, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bernard, Charles

Charles Bernard, a resident of this county for the past 16 years passed away at his residence at Fair Acres at an early hour Saturday morning. He was born in Lansing, Michigan March 3, 1865 and was aged 65 years 10 months and 29 days when called. Funeral services will be held from the residentail chapel of the Wards Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev Allison officiating. Interment will be made in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, February 2, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Berry, A. H.

A.H. Berry died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night of typhoid fever, after an illness of four weeks. His funeral took place Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock interment being made in the local cemetery.

Mr. Berry was one of the most popular business men in Klamath Falls. Good natured, generous hearted and a hard worker, he had many friends and few enemies.

For the past four years he has been conducting the Klamath Iron Works, and by his energy and ability had built up a large business. A short time ago he took in Elmer Beardlsey as a partner, and under the two men the business increased greatly. Mr. Berry was taken ill four weeks ago, and everyone though that the big, good natured fellow would recover. But fate decreed otherwise and after four weeks of illness he passed before the Grand Master.

He was a member of Klamath Lodge No. 77 A.F.& A.M. and Klamath Chapter No. 35. R. AM. Klamath Lodge No. 99 will have charge of the funeral which will be tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the undertaking parlors, interment being made in the city cemetery.

Mr. Berry was 30 years old at the time of his death. His parents are both dead, but he has three sisters and one brother living.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 15, 1910
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Berryman, Ellis

Ellis Fred Berryman, aged 58 years, 4 months and 11 days, a native of Canada, passed away in this city, Monday Aug 8, following an illness for 4 days duration. Mr. Berryman had been a resident of Klamath Falls for the past 10 years and is survived by his wife Mrs. Mable Berryman; one son Kyle B. and two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rush and Lena Whitney and a stepson Gaylord Hayes all of Klamath Falls.

The remains rest in the Gold Room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine Avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, August 9, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Ellis Fred Berryman, aged 58 years, 4 months and 11 days, a native of Canada, passed away in this city, Monday Aug 8, following an illness for 4 days duration. Mr. Berryman had been a resident of Klamath Falls for the past 10 years and is survived by his wife Mrs. Mable Berryman; one son Kyle B. and two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rush and Lena Whtiney and a stepson Gaylord Hayes all of Klamath Falls.

The remains rest in the Gold Room of the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine Avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held Wednesday, August 14, 3 o'clock, from the chapel of the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, with the Rev. Fred Hornshuh officiating. Commitment services will be held and interment made in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, August 10, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Betrich, E. R.

Funeral services will be held at Whitlocks Chapel, for E.R. Betrich, who died late Monday as a result of acute asthma. He has been employed by Pelican Bay Lumber Company for 12 days before his death.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - February, 1923
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Biehn, Anna

Mrs. George Biehn, 82, a resident of Klamath Falls for more than 60 years, died at Hillside Hospital. Mrs. Biehn suffered a heart attack early Sunday morning from which she failed to rally. She made her home on Pine Street. She was a native of Denmark, born in 1878. She came with her parents to America when 8 years old. Mrs. Biehn attended the First Presbyterian Church. Her late husband, George Biehn, owned the first Ford Garage in Klamath Falls. He retired many years ago and died in Klamath Falls in 1952. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frieda Lucas and Mrs. Pearl Foster, a son, Martin Stoehsler, all of Klamath Falls; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, August 2, 1960
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Biehn, August

AGED MAN DIES HERE SATURDAY

The death of August Biehn, a long time resident of Klamath County, occurred Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his son, Louis, in this city. he was 79 years of age, and passed away suddenly from the infirmities of old age.

Mr. Beihn was a native of Germany and came here in 1872. He was a stone mason by trade.

He leaves five children; Louis and Charles Biehn of this city, Mrs. F.R. Adams of Scappoose, Mrs. R.A. Hume of Portland, and Mrs. Ray Brock of Shad, Oregon.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Whitlock chapel, Rev. E. P. Lawrence of the First Presbyterian church officiating.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, January 21, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
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