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Obituaries & Death Records - "B"

Bowdoin, Willard

Willard E. Bowdoin, 91, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at this home after a brief illness. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday, April 25, 2005 at College Heights Baptist Church, 1832 Dowell Road with Pastor Charlie Didato officiating. Private interment will be at the Bowdoin Family plot at Granite Hill Cemetery. Willard was born August 7, 1913 in Klamath Falls to William Elis Bowdoin and Eva Mae Stearns Bowdoin. On April 30, 1934 in Klamath Falls he married Elma E. Cox. On August 12, 1950 they moved to Ashland where their six children grew up. As an independent contractor, he built many homes in the Rogue Valley as well as the Klamath County area. As a carpenter, he worked at his craft doing small building repairs for friends and family right up to his final year. He was a member of the Carpenter Local for over 60 years and he received his 60-year pin of recognition from the local union in 2002. He was a long-time member of College Heights Baptist Church. While living in Ashland, he attended First Baptist Church. He especially enjoyed gardening and also wrote many studies on his research of the Holy Bible. Survivors include a brother, Joseph Bowdoin of Grants Pass; four daughters, Gail Sparks of Salem; Sue Ann Bjornsen-Pender of Grants Pass; Elaine Butler of Medford; and Carol Jury of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Warren Bowdoin of Grants Pass; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David Leroy Bowdoin and three sisters, Arla Potter Schimpf; Virginia Bryant Burner Ward and Thyra Bryant Quick Mattson.

Source: The Ashland Tidings(Ashland, OR) - April, 2005
Contributed by Isa Maack Recu

Berry, Edith

Klamath Falls Girl Dies As Result of Auto Crash

Medford, Sept. 21, (Special) -- The third death within a week from automobile accidents in Jackson county occurred Saturday night, when Edith Berry, 20, of Klamath Falls, died of a broken neck following a crash near the Jackson hot springs, south of here on the Pacific highway.

Five others were injured, including A.L. Bradshaw, 24; Jimmy French, Medford; Fred Roush, Medford; and Miss Luella Vansille, Medford.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, September, 22, 1936
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Biehn, Elizabeth

LOCAL PIONEER PASSES AWAY

Mrs. Elizabeth Biehn, who passed away early yesterday morning at her home at 828 Main st, was one of the early comers to Klamath Falls and her residence here of thirty years, together with her loveable traits of character gave her a wide circle of friends who will regret her passing.

Mrs. Biehn, was born in Callback, Germany February 2, 1842, and married Ludwig Biehn in that country in 1869. That same year the young couple came to Boston and the following year to Illinois. From Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Biehn went to Nebraska and soon crossed the plains with ox teams coming to Oregon by this mode of travel in 1875.
Later they returned to Nebraska and Arkansas, remaining there for several years, when the inducements of Oregon prevailed on them again to make this state their home, so that they landed in Linkville, now Klamath Falls, on November 30, 1884.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Biehn conducted the Klamath house, a well known hostelry on Main Street, which since changed hands.

Four children were born to them, William who died October 17, 1890, George, Mrs. George L. Humphrey and Fred, who died July 16, 1908. Mrs. Biehn is survived by her husband Ludwig, and the two children George and Mrs. George L. Humphrey all of whom live in this city.

The funeral is to be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., from the late residence.

The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. J.S. Stubblefield of the Presbyterian ministry.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, November 3, 1918
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Biehn, George

One of Klamath Falls' best known and oldest pioneers died in Grants Pass yesterday at the age of 78.

A Klamath Falls resident for 68 years, Biehn was one of the last remaining pioneers to come west in a covered wagon drawn by oxen. He did so at the age of ten in 1884 when his father brought the Biehn family over the Oregon Trail.

Survivors include the widow Anna, two daughters, Pearl Foster and Rita Lucas; a sister, Louise Humphrey and a grandson, Marvin G. Lucas.

Source: Unknown - June, 1952
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Biehn, Laura

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services for the late Laura Leila Biehn to be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine Avenue at Sixth with Rev. Frank Wemett, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, December 28, 1928
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Biehn, Louie

Death claimed a prominent longtime Klamath Basin resident Sunday with the passing of Louie H. Biehn, 82, who first came to this section of Oregon as a member of the Oregon militia established at Fort Klamath in 1889 under Capt. John Siemens.

Mr. Biehn has been ill for the past year and suffered a stroke which confined him to the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.E. Cody. He died in Klamath Valley hospital where he had been a patient only a short while.

Mr. Biehn was born in Germany and at the age of four years came to this country with his parents, August and Mary Biehn and their seven children. The family first joined a German settlement in Nebraska and then moved to Sandy, Ore., coming to Linkville in 1889. Louie joined his family in Klamath county when he became member of the militai stationed at old Fort Klamath.

After he was mustered out of the service, Mr. Biehn decided to stay in Linkville and in 1892 was married to Alice Copeland, member of an old Klamath family, who preceded him in death in 1939.

Thirteen children were born to this union, nine surviving as well as 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

For many years Mr. Beihn operated his own freight line, hauling from Pokegama into the Klamath basin. He brought the first piano here for the late Major Worden, and the first piece of plate glass for the windows of the building later known as Hotel Hall, 4th and Main.

He was also a stone mason and laid the first stone in the old Central school on Main street in 1905, and also the stones for the old Klamath county jail.

He leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing in addition to four sons, Lester of Westminster, Calif., Wayne of Oakland, Calif., Johnnie of this city and Harland of Portland; five daughters, Mrs. Mabel (J.W.) Ward, Mrs. Mildred (E.E.)Benner, Mrs. Emma (A.H.) Davis, Mrs. Babe (W.E.)Cody, and Mrs. LaCele (R.E.) Dingman, all of this city, one brother, Charlie of Klamath Falls, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Adams of Scappoose, Wash., and Mrs. Katie Brock of Lake Bay, Wash.

Final rites will be held from Ward's chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with interment in the family plot of Linkville cemetery.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, June 19, 1950
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Biehn, Ludwig

BIEHN FUNERAL

After a few years of suffering from the infirmities of the aged, Ludwig Biehn, a resident of Klamath County since the early eighties, and one of the best known pioneers, passed to his reward late Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, George Biehn. The funeral services were held at 2:30 Thursday from the George Biehn residence, at Main and Tenth streets. Deceased was born in 1841 in the Province of Bavaria, Germany and for his valor on the field he was decorated with a medal of honor by his Fatherland.

All his life he maintained a stalwart military bearing, and even after he was forced to use crutches, all who saw him knew him to be an old soldier, even without the medal he so proudly wore. In 1874 Mr. Biehn after several years in the East, came to Clackamas county, but after a short residence there he returned to Nebraska. In 1884 he traded off his forty acres there for a yoke of oxen and $25, and started for Oregon, making his home here. He purchased Main street property then that is worth thousands now, and did the masonry work on the county jail and court house. He was prominent in the earlier activities and was a member of the Pioneer's association. Mr.Biehns wife preceded him to the beyond by three years. He is survived by a son George Biehn, and a daughter Mrs. George Humphrey, besides some grandchildren.

Source: Weekly Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 3, 1914
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Biehn, Winnie

In Klamath Falls, Tuesday morning March 20, 1906, Winnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Biehn, aged 1 year and 10 days. Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon.

The bereaved have the deepest sympathy of their many friends.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, March 22, 1905
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Biehn, Emily

Following a long and painful illness, Mrs. Emily Bien, mother of Mrs. Charels F. Stemwell, of this city, passed to her final rest at 7:30 this morning at the Stemwell home, 414 Ninth Street.

Her death was due to dropsical Bright's disease from which she had suffered greatly for the past year. Previous to that time the deceased had been afflicted with bronchitis for along period but, her unsuaully sweet and patient disposition had enabled her to bear her troubles with a fortitude seldom witnessed.

Mrs. Brown 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 this city.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at Whitlock Chapel.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 6, 1919
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Black, Francis

Francis Bratton Black, native of Tennessee, age 31 years, 9 months and 16 days, passed away in Grants Pass, Oregon, Tuesday, October 11th, following an illness of one month. Mrs. Black had made her home in Grants Pass for the past five months, previous to that time she had lived in Klamath Falls for seven years. She is survived by her husband, Donald Black, also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Bratton, one brother George W. Bratton and one sister, Mrs. H.D. Jones, all of Klamath Falls. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Friday afternoon October 14, at 2:30 o'clock at the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, with the Rev. T. Davis officiating, assisted by Rev. A. Theodore Smith. Commitment services will held and Interment made in the family plot in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - October, 1932
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Black, George

Funeral services for the late George Logan Black, who passed away in this city on Tuesday, September 22, 1942, will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 925 High street, on Friday, September 25, at 3 p.m. Rev.Eugene V. Haynes of the Community Congregational church officiating. Commitment service and interment in the Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Herald and News, September 24, 1942

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 24, 1942
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Blackmer, Hardin

Hardin Cornick Blackmer, a resident for the past 10 years, passed away in this city, Monday morning October 30, 1939. The deceased was a native of Albert Lea, Minnesota and was aged 33 years 2 months and 14 days when called. Mr. Blackmer was a member of Klamath Falls Lodge No. 1247, B.P.O. Elks. He is survived by his wife, Geraldein M. and two sons Dickie and David of this city; his mother, Mrs Minnie Ina Balckmer of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, George and Dan of Los Angeles, Calif., and Frank Blackmer of this city; a sister, Mrs. Helen R. Beckman of this city.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, October 30, 1939
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Blackmer, Ray

Ray Colman Blackmer, husband of Minnie, passed away at his late residence in Medford, Sunday following a brie illness. He was born in Minnesota, aged 55 years, 11 months and 30 days at the time of death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Emerson of this city, Mrs. Francis Angello of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sons, George H. of Los Angeles, Frank A., Hardin C., and Dan S. Blackmer of this city. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to the held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the chapel of Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street. Rev D.V. Haight of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment in the family plot in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, November 13, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


MEDFORD, Ore., Nov. 13, (UP) R.C. Blackmer, 56 year-old blind real estate broker, who was found asphyxiated in a cabin near here, committed suicide, H.W. Conger Jackson county coroner, announced today.

The statements of Max Brady, 17, who acted as reading secretary for the blind man, said Blackmer made inquiries about the cabin Monday and spent some time examining the one room.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, November 14, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Blake, Nettie

MERRILL RESIDENT CALLED

Merrill has been called upon to mourn the loss of another of her residents.

Mrs. T.A. Blake passed away Sunday afternoon at her home. Rheumatism complicated with heart trouble, was the cause of her death.

She is survived by her husband and four children, W.A. Blake, who resides near Merrill, Glen Blake who finishes Merrill eighth grade this year, and Mrs. Joy of Merrill

The funeral services were held at the home Monday attended by many friends. The interment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 25, 1918
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Bliss, Frances

Frances Mary Bliss, for the last 32 years a resident of Klamath county, passed away at her residence in the Homedale district, Monday December 18, following an illness of but five days. She was a native of Josephine county, Ore., and at the time of her death aged 67 years, 9 months, and 5 days. She is survived by five sons, Fred A., Walter L., P.W., J.A. and P.E. Bliss, two daughters, Mrs. Rose Doyle of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Dorothy DeVos of Jardine, Montana, a brother Jesse Nickerson of Shely, Idaho also eight grandchildren. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock funeral home, where friends may call after 12 noon Wednesday.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - December, 1939
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Boggs, Edward

Edward Guy Boggs, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed F. Boggs, died at the family residence, 230 North Ninth street today. The baby was born February 22, 1930.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, March 27, 1930
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Bolen, Mary

Mrs. Lutitia Bolen, aged 74 years, a native of Indiana, passed away Friday September 2, at 10:30 a.m. following an illness of four days duration. Mrs. Bolen had make her home with her son T.J. Bolen, at 136 Nevada street, for the past two and a half years.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, September 3, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Friend are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service for the late Lutitia Bolen, to be held Friday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Hom, Pine Avenue at 6th street with Rev. Eugene Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, September 5, 1932
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Bolton, Alice

Marie Alice Bolton, 75, died Thursday in Walnut Creek, Calif., following a long illness.

Mrs. Bolton was born Nay 12, 1901, in Rupert, Idaho. While in Klamath Falls she helped manage Idella's Market for a period of time and retired in 1960.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, August 26, 1976
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Bonesteel, Charles

The passing of Charles Bonsteel, at the age of 62 marks the earthly end of a useful life. He was not a man who sought the spotlight, always prefering to work in the vineyard of life doing the worthwhile things that presented themselves for him to do. For this reason only those that knew him well could understand his splendid character, his upright and many principles and his devotion to the good.

He was born in Crown Point, Indiana, 62 years ago and following the custom of many people in those days, he emigrated with his parents to the midwest early in his life, settling in Nebraska He afterward lived in Kansas and Missouri, spending thirty years of his life in the latter state. He resided at Webb City, Missouri, for many years, where he was manager of a large lumber business and later he conducted a similar business of his own at Branson, Missouri. Coming west more than a year ago he and his wife settled in Klamath Falls where Mr. Bonsteel followed the construction business. Their acquaintance here has resulted in many warm friends who learned to know the true worth of Mr. and Mrs. Bonsteel.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, March 27, 1930
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Borel, Harel

Harry Borel, 88, who died Sunday in Klamath Falls, was a former music teacher of Klamath Union High School and taught private music lessons here for many years.

Mr. Borel came to Klamath Falls about 67 years ago from the San Francisco Bay area. Several of his former pupils went on to play in major symphonic orchestras in the United States.

Mr. Borel was born on the island of Java in Indonesia. His father's family was among the first Dutch settlers on the island and traded in cattle, sugar and pearls.

Mr. Borel vividly recalled his early years on Java including volcanic eruptions in the mountainous area near Batavia (now Jakarta) where his family lived.

When he was 5 years old, the family moved to Nice and then San Rafael in France and then to Wiesbaden, Germany. His father was killed shortly thereafter in a shipwreck off Java.

Mr. Borel's mother then took the family to Seattle before settling in San Francisco. His mother returned to Java, along with her son, on business interests.

Mr. Borel remembered boarding the Empress of Japan in Tacoma, Wash., then catching a Dutch packet ship across the South China Sea to Java. He told of being frightened one night when he awoke and observed Chinese deck hands involved in a knife fight outside his cabin.

During the time the family lived in Berkeley, Calif., Mr. Borel often walked by the home of William Randolph Hearst and remembered Mrs. Hearst puttering about the lawn.

"I became quite fond of her," he once said.

The family lost its business interests in Java and Mr. Borel joined the San Francisco Musician's Union seeking work as a violinist. He read railroad pamphlets about Oregon and struck out for Klamath Falls in 1912.

He worked here for many years and enjoyed cultural activities that were available in Klamath Falls at the time.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, April 15, 1980
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Bousman, Loretta

Loretta Jeanette Bousman, a resident of this city for the last three years, passed away at the home of her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1935 at 1:15 p.m. following a brief illness. She was a native of Grants Pass, Ore., at the time of death was aged 4 years 10 months and five days. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bousman, two sisters, Ione and Mable Clydene; also a brother, Allen Bousman, all of Klamath Falls. The grandparents also survive. The remains are in the pink bassinet room of the Earl Whitlock funeral home where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, January 1, 1936
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Bowdoin, Joseph

Joseph Arthur Bowdoin, died at his home in this city Sunday, February 14, 1904, aged 73 years 9 months 12 days. The deceased was a pioneer of this county and was a most honorable, upright Christian gentleman, with a host of friends through out the county. He was born in Alabama, May 2, 1830 and crossed the plains to California in 1852. Here he remained, he engaged in the practice of dentistry until spring of 1884 when he removed to Linkville, (now Klamath Falls) and on May 10 established the first newspaper in the county, The Klamath Star.

Mr. Bowdoin married in the early 1860's to Miss Rebecca Shortridge of Plumas county, California. The issue of this marriage was five children, three of whom are living, Mrs. Florence Green, Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. Ada J. Herron, Portland, Ore., and W.E. Bowdoin, foreman of the Klamath Falls Express of this city.

About five years ago Mr. Bowdoin moved to Portland where he resided with his daughter but, returned here last fall. His health had been poor for some time mainly due to his age. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Klamath Falls cemetery beside the remains of his wife who died in 1889.

Source: Klamath Republic (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 18, 1904
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Bowen, Rodney

R.S. Bowen dropped dead today while eating dinner in the dining room of the American Hotel. Death was due to heart disease. The deceased was about fifty years of age and has been a resident this city for the past two years. For a portion of that time he was employed on the Griffith ranch, but for the past year he been employed as hostler at the Exchange barns. About noon Thursday he left the barn for the hotel, where he has made his home while residing in this city. He was in remarkably fine spirits and laughed and joked with many of his friends in and around the hotel. When dinner was called he went to the dining room and occupied his accustomed seat. At no time did he show evidence of illness or distress and was nearly finished with his meal when his head dropped backwards. He never uttered a sound nor showed any evidence of physical suffering. Dr. Hamilton was in the office adjoining the hotel and he reached the side of the deceased within a very brief time, but life was extinct. Cornoner Whitlock was summoned and he removed the remains to his undertaking parlors.

It is not likely that an inquest will be held for the reason that it is plainly a case of heart disease.

No arrangements have been made for the funeral and none will be until some word is received from the relatives of the dead man. Very little is known on Mr. Bowen's relatives. He was a jovial disposition and the thought of death was always farthest from his mind. As a result he never referred to his family or relatives, with the exception of stating on one occasion that he had two daughters residing in Chicago. It is presumed that he has letters among his effects which will give a clue as to their address, when they will be notified and an answer awaited before arrangements are made for his funeral.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, October 29, 1908
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Undertaker Earl Whitlock received a telegram from the daughter of R.S. Bowen instructing him to bury the remains in the city for the present. In accordance, the holding of the funeral services in the chapel of his undertaking parlors at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Rev. Pratt will conduct the services. Interment will be in the city cemtery. A postmortem examination was held last Friday by Dr. Hamilton. He found that death was due to fat lodging in two of the valves leading from the heart. In view of this fact a coroner's inquest will not be held. As far as could be ascertained the deceased carried no life insurance and did not belong to any of the fraternal organizations.

Source: The News and Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, October 30, 1908
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bowman, Asier

Asier P. Bowman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Asier Bowman, 903 North Ninth street, passed away in this city, Wednesday morning September 22, 1943.

Little Asier was born in this city and was aged 25 days when called.

Besides the parents, he is survived by two sisters, Billie Sue and Linda Lee of Klamath Falls, grandparents, Mrs. Delia Bowman of Klamath Falls and Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Glasco of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, September 22, 1943
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bowne, Francis

Frances J. Bowne, son of Mrs. Stella Bowne, 313 High street passed away at the A.R Campbell ranch near Olene, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock following accidental injuries. He was born in Bonzana and was aged 19 years at the time of his death. In addition to his mother he is survived by a brother Walter E. Bowne of Oregon State College and three sisters, Jane, Sybil, and Stella Bowne of this city.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 10:30 at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, with Rev. A. Theodore Smith of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Linkville cemetery in the family plot.

[he was thrown against a gate post by a team of horses]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, January 30, 1932
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Bowne, Stella

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Ora Bowne, 77, who came to Klamath County when she was 2, were held August 2. Final rites and interment were in the family plot in Linkville Cemetery. Mrs. Bowne dedicated her life to the teaching profession after completing her formal preparation at the Ashland Normal School. She taught at the Klamath County schools for nearly half a century, retiring from Altamont Elementary School. She was member of the pioneer Campbell family of Langell Valley. She was married to Francis Bowne in 1909 and lived on a farm near Bonanza until his death in 1928 when she moved to Klamath Falls. Mrs. Bowne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of the Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Klamath Falls Business and Professional Women's Club, and for 20 years was identified with 4H work as organizer and leader.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sybil Maymire of Mercer Island, Washington, Mrs. Stella Howard of Diablo, California, Mrs. Jane Oakley of Cottage Grove; three brothers, William D. Campbell of Langell Valley and Walter Campbell of Bly, and A.R. Campbell of Klamath Falls; a sister, Mrs. George Merryman of Klamath Falls.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, August 9, 1960
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bowskill, George

George William Bowskill, for years a resident of Klamath county, Oregon, passed away in this city Saturday December 9, 1939, following an extended illness. He was a native of Pattenburg, Illinois, and at the time of his death was aged 74 years, 2 months and 17 days. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E.A. Beyers of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. R.V. Rouse of Hudson, Colorado, also one son, E.W. Bowskill of Louisville, Kentucky. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine street at Sixth.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, December 14, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bradley, Clyde

Clyde Bradley, a resident of Klamath county for the past 52 years, passed away near Merrill, Oregon, on Tuesday, January 21. The deceased was a native of Hardin county, Kentucky and was aged 79 years 11 months and 9 days when called. He is survived by a brother, Clarence of Elizabeth Town, Kentucky, and a sister, Ola B. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Bradley was a member of Klamath lodge No. 137, IOOF, being a Past Grand; also, Past Chief Patriarch of Ewauna Encampment No. 46.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - January, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bradley, Florence

Mrs. Florence Bradley, wife of George Washington Bradley, died at her home in Klamath Falls, Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock being aged 21 years and 2 months. Mrs. Bradley had been suffering a year from an abscess of the brain which finally caused her death. Her husband and two sisters were at her bedside when the end came. The funeral took place Monday afternoon under direction of Daughters of Rebekah and were attended by a large crowd of sympathizing friends. Besides two sisters; Misses Addie and Minnie Dexter, who had been in attendance several months, two brothers William and George Dexter were present for the funeral service.

Mrs. Bradley leaves a husband and an infant child at this place and her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers living in Siskiyou county. The little motherless child has been taken in charge and will be raised by Miss Addie Dexter. The surviving relatives have the sincere sympathy of this community.

Mrs. Bradley was born in Shasta County, Calif., but spent most of her life in Siskiyou County. She married George W. Bradley July 1, 1900. During her residence here, she had won many warm friends by whom her untimely death is keenly regretted. There is no sadder death than that of a young mother who, but a short time since, entered a sphere of enlarged usefulness and responsibility and endearment.

Source: Klamath Republic (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 16, 1902
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bradley, John

John Taylor Bradley, a pioneer resident of the Bonanza district, passed away in the early hours Friday monring at the age of 69. Mr. Bradley was a native of Yreka, California. He was a member of the Howard Lodge No. 37 A.F.&A.M. of Yreka, Calif. Funeral services will beh held at the graveside at Linkville cemetery, Satuday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of Klamath Falls Lodge No. 77 A.F.& A.M.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, February 28, 1933
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Breitenstein, Paul

BREITNESTEIN DEAD

Pioneer Resident of Klamath Falls Succumbs to Lengthy Illness

Paul M. Breitenstein, Canal and West Main, pioneer resident of Klamath Falls, died today at the home of his son, R.P. Breitenstein, 911 Prospect, at the age of 78. Death was due to a complication of diseases which developed following a stroke of paralysis over one year ago, and from which he never fully recovered.

Breitenstein was born in Berlin, Germany. He came to the United States when a young man, living in San Francisco before coming to Klamath county 44 years ago. He was a carpenter by trade, but had been active in the affairs of the Linkville Cemetery association, of which he was a director. He was a member of the local B.P.O.E.

Besides the son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. E.A. Woolsey, of Coloma, California. Mrs. Breitenstein passed away August 6. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Simmons of the Baptist church at Whiclock's chapel at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, April 30, 1923
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Breithaupt, William

William John Breithaupt, for the last eleven years a resident of Klamath county, Oregon passed away in this city, Wednesday September 3, 1941 at 8 p.m. following an ilolness of ten months. He was a native of Grundy county, Iowa, and at the time of his death was aged sixty-tow years, eight months and twenty-three days. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Etta Breithaupt of Poe Valley, Ore., three daughters, Mrs. Alvina Thompson of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, Mrs. Geneva Perry of Prineville, Ore. and Mrs. Hazel Stover of Poe Valley; three sons, Paul, Ernest, and Forrest Breithaupt of Poe Valley; three brothers, C.F. Breithaupt of Salem, Ore., Henry Breithaupt of Richland, Washington, and John B. Breithaupt of Sequim, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Lippold and Miss Augusta Breet of Salem, Ore. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 4, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brennan, M. L.

M.L. Brennan, a recent arrival in Klamath Falls, passed away in in this city at 4 o'clcok following an illness of one week. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Bernnan of Wichita, Kansas.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, November 19, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Lewis, Mary

Mr. Mary A. Lewis died at the family residence on the west side Monday afternoon, where she has lived for the past nineteen years. For the past several months Mrs. Lewis has been ill, but few realized that her condition was so serious and the news of her death came as a shock to her host of friends. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member for many years, and was one of the most largely attended ever held in this city.

Mary Breuner was born at Circleville, Ohio, January 28, 1849. In her early years she moved to Iowa and later to Colorado, where she lived til coming to Klamath County tewnty-one years ago. On July 7, 1871 in Taylor, Iowa, she married Leonard A. Lewis. Seven children were born to them, five of whom survive her, Arthur, Charles, Alva, Leon and Nellie Moore.

Her husband Leonard Aaron Lewis died Apr 3, 1902 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Source: Klamath Republic (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, April 2, 1907
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brode, Michael

Michael Brode, a resident of Klamath county for the past 30 years, passed away at the county infirmary at 11:55 a.m. Dec. 26, 1935.  He was a native of Wurtemburg, Bavaria, Germany, and was born in that city, Feb. 10, 1850 and at the time of his passing he was aged 85 years 10 months and 15 days.  The remains rest in the gold room of the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at 6th street, where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, December 26, 1935
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Broeffle, George

Funeral services for George Broeffle, aged 18, logger employed at the Pelican Bay Lumber camp No. 2, will be held tomorrow afternoon at Whitlock's mortuary at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. T.D. Yarnes, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate at the ceremony. The body will be interred in Linkville cemetery.
Broeffle was killed Saturday morning when a log fell and struck him in the abdomen causing internal injuries that resulted in his death one hour later. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. George Dixon of Kirk and a mother, Mrs. Ida Broeffle, of Ontario, Canada. He had been working [?]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, October 19, 1925
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brookfield, Cina

Cina M. Brookfield, for more than 31 years a resident of Klamath Falls, died in a Klamath Falls hospital Friday evening followed by an illness of two years.

Mrs. Brookfield is survived by her husband George E. and one daughter, Alma Sweetman, 740 North Ninth. She leaves scores of friends to mourn her passing. Mrs. Brookfield's interest was in her family and her home. Two sons preceded Mrs. Brookfield in death, George was killed in a train accident in 1918 and Wilfred formerly knows as "Happy" was killed in an auto accident here in 1926. Mrs. Brookfield was a member of the Macabee lodge. Final rites will be held from Whitlock chapel at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Linkville cemetery.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, September 23, 1944
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brookfield, George

The sad news of the accidental death of George E. Brookfield, who was employed as a brakeman for Southern Pacific company at Hornbrook, Monday night. His father, mother, brother and sisters reside in Klamath Falls.
No details of the affair have been learned as the body was found by the yard. It is expected the body will be brought here for burial, probably this evening. Brookfield was a young man about 22 years of age.

Mr. Brookfield had been employed, up until two weeks ago, in the Klamath Falls - Weed branch and had been transferred to the main line.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, May 29, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brookfield, Henrietta

With the passing of Mrs. Henrietta Brookfield in San Francisco at 2 o'clock on Thanksgiving day, Klamath county has lost one of its most beloved pioneers. Mrs. Brookfield, who had reached her 76th year, spent the past 18 years in this city. Death came at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.W. Rinckle of San Francisco, where she had gone to spend the winter months.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, November 26, 1926
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brower, Ella

Ella Mae Butts was born in Surprise Valley, Calif., Feb. 1899. When about a year old her parents removed from there and came to North Dakota where they lived for a time. They soon moved to Idaho where they lived until 1916, when they came to Oregon. Oregon has been the family home since.

She was married to Earl Brower July 1924 in Redding, California. Immediately afterward she and her husband came to Klamath Falls to make their home. Last Friday evening she took suddenly ill and on Monday morning she died, after an illness of less than three days.

She leaves to mourn her departure her father, Thomas Butts; her grandmother Mrs. Brower, two brothers, George and Percy Butts; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Bartel of Bonanza, and Edna Butts of this city, besides her husband, Earl Brower.

Her mother passed away about a year and a half ago at Redding, Calif.

The funeral was held at Whitlocks undertaking parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. T.D. Yarnes officiating.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, January 15, 1935
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brower, Leo

Leo Irwin Brower for the last five years a resident of Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away in this city Tuesday, May 21, 1940 at 2:50 a.m. following an illness of three months. He was a native of Detroit, Mich., and was at the time of his death was aged 59 years 2 months and 18 days. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Edna Brower, three sons, Wellington, Leo and Herbert brower of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Darnell and Mrs. Mayland Bloomberg of Gilchrist, Ore., Miss Lois Brower of Bellingham, Wash., and Miss Ruth Brower of this city; a sister, Mrs. Eva Foster of Bellingham, Wash., and one brother Melton Brower of Anchorage, Alaska. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth, Saturday, May 25, 1940 at 3:30 p.m. with committment services and interment following in Linkville cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - May, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Alice

Alice Rose Brown, 81, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., June 2, 1983. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law William and Amy Brown, Klamath Falls, Ore.; daughters, Josephine A. Lyon, Merrill, Ore., Virginia F. Baker, Stockton, Calif., son-in-law, Maurice McCree, Ft. Klamath, Ore., 11 grandchildren, 20 great-gradchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - June, 1983
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Barbara

Barbara H. Brown, 27, San Jose, Calif., a former Klamath Falls resident, died Saturday in San Jose.

Miss Brown was born in Klamath Falls. She was a graduate of Klamath Union High School.

She moved to San Jose in 1982. At the time of her death she was a paralegal for an attorney, Scott Thomas, in San Jose.

She include her parents, Harry Brown, Klamath Falls, and Lena Brown, San Jose; sisters and brothers-in-law, Terri and Bill Powell and Shirley and Buddy Hawkins, all Tucson, Arizona; an uncle, niece and two nephews.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 14, 1988
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Betty

Betty Lou, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Decatur Brown, of Crescent Lake, Ore., passed away in this city Monday night at 11 o'clock following an illness of but a few days. The child was born in Klamath Falls Dec. 27, 1930 and was one month and 15 days at the time of her death.

In addition to her parents she is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Ruth Smith and Mrs. Naomi Stuckey of Reedley, Calif., June, Geraldine, Dorothy and Georgia of Crescent Lake, Ore., one brother Robert Brown of Crescent Lake. Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon at

Linkville Cemetery under the direction of Earl Whitlock Funeral Home.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - February, 1931
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Frank

Frank Brown, 38 year old employee on the railroad construction north of Crescent was beaten to death by Wm Seiver and W.W. Johnson in a drunken fight. The two men were charged with his death.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, July 5, 1924
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Golden

Golden Elmer Brown, a native of Idaho, age 24 years 8 months and 4 days, passed away in this city Thursday, February 16th at 8:10 p.m., death having followed an illness of two weeks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown, residents of Sewart Addition and in addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Louise Gurley and Lucile Brown; a brother Elden Brown all residents of this city.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, February 18, 1933
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Fannie

Fannie R. Brown, wife of Thomas Brown, has been called to her last rest by the grim reaper. Her death occurred at 6 o'clock last night at the Varner ranch, about three miles from Klamath Falls, on the Olene road, following a brief illness from the Spanish influenza, which developed into pneumonia.

Her husband is reported to be very low with the disease today. The loss of Mrs. Brown to this community is one which is felt keenly for her life was spent for a great extent for the happiness of those about her and she will be mourned by a host of friends who she has gathered about her during residence in Klamath County of more than thirty years.

The deceased was born in Indiana and was forty two years of age at the time of her passing. She leaves besides her husband five brothers, Frank, John, Samuel, Albert, and Robert Varner, and Mrs. Fred Smith here and another sister in the middle west.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, January 21, 1919
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Harry

Harry Brown, 79, died of Aug. 8, 2004, of natural causes in Klamath Falls.

Mr. Brown was born in Orofino, Idaho to Cubert and Mary Isabell (Kenny) Brown.

He served as a member of the Navy's Seabees.

He married his wife, Lena on Aug. 28, 1956, in Weiser, Idaho.

In his earlier years, he was an iron worker prior to becoming a health insurance broker.

Among his interests were hunting, fishing and reading.

Survivors include his wife Lena Brown of Klamath Falls; daughters and sons-in-law Terri and Bill Powell and Shirley and Bud Hawkins of Klamath Falls; brother-in-law, Harry Ledington of Boise, Idaho; sisters-in-law Leona Syme of Prineville and Mildred Anderson of Renton, Wash.; grandchildren Jason and Joshua Powell, Jennifer and Michael Shirar, and Frank and Dusty Hawkins; and numerous other rleatives.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Brown; brothers Richard and Dale Brown; and sister Helen Blom.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, James

James R. Brown, 40, died Sunday evening at the County Infirmary about 6 o'clock following a protracted illness of tuberculosis.

Brown had been in the infirmary since last January suffering from lung trouble. He has been gradually wasting away and little hope was held for his recovery. He will be buried tomorrow from Sacred Heart church at 3 o'clock, Pastor LaVassier, acting pastor will officiate.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 28, 1919
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Thomas

Thomas "Tom" Brown, 91, Klamath Falls, died here on Monday. Mr. Brown was born in Ohio in 1888. He moved to Klamath Falls in 1933.

He and his wife, Helen, managed the Anchor Grill on South Sixth Street. She died in 1940.

Mr. Brown married Mary Ellen "Molly" Luce in 1948. She died in 1975.

He worked in several butcher shops in Klamath Falls, including the old Pine Street Market at Pine and Seventh streets, and worked at Peterson's Market from 1948 until it closed in 1965.

He moved to the home of the late Don Veatch and June Peterson Veatch in 1966. He moved to Washburn Convalescent Center last June.

Mr. Brown is survived by his son, Hugh Wesley Mitchell of Bodega Bay, Calif.; his daughter Mary Hagood of Carmichael, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, November 14, 1979
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, Thomas

Thomas M. Brown, aged 66 years, a native of Missouri, died last night at the Warren Hunt Hospital. He had been ill for about ten days. Death was caused by heart failure. He is survived by two sons, Charles and Marion Brown both of whom reside here.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at w o'clock from Whitlock Chapel.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, May 1, 1920
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, William

William Brown, a resident of this city passed away Saturday, March 20, 1937 following an illness of 1 week. He was a native of Canada and at the time of his death was aged 72 years, 11 months and 6 days. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Craig and Jessie Anna Bronw of Wagram P.O., Wellington County, Canada; and one brother, Robert George Brown of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, March 20, 1937
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Brown, William

William Brown, logging contractor died last night at his home at 223 Mortimer street, from influence pneumonia. He was 32 years old and is survived by the widow and two small children, a boy and a girl.

Mrs. Brown said the children have been ill and are being cared for at Mrs. McDaniels Sanitarium on Third street. They were convalescing but the shock of her husbands death has affected Mrs. Brown and her condition is not as favorable as it was.

The Red Cross has been aiding the family and has brought Mrs. Brown's mother, Mrs. Thompson, from her home near Meadow Lake to care for her daughter. Relatives of Mr. Brown live at Portland and they have been communicated with in regard to funeral arrangements which are not definitely settled until they are heard from.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, February 17, 1920
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Browne, Richard

After three weeks illness, Richard H.S. Browne, father of the proprietors of Brown Brother's paint store, passed away about noon today. Heart trouble was the cause of his death.

Mr. Browne, was 66 years of age and a native of England. He came here last September to be near his sons, and purchased a residence in Hot Springs Addition. Before coming here Mr. Browne resided in Pendleton and Spokane, Wash., for 31 years.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, C.B. and R.W. Browne.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, April 15, 1915
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bryant, Fred

Fred Daniel Bryant, a resident of Merrill, Ore., for the last 32 years, passed away at his late residence Tuesday, September 16, 1941, at 12:1 p.m. following an illness of one year. He was a native of Akron, Ind., and at the time of his death was aged 42 years, 6 months and 24 days. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgie Bryant of Merrill, Ore., and a sister, Miss Rosa Bryant of Chicago, Ill. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth where friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, September 14, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services for the late Fred Daniel Bryant who passed away at Merrill, Oregon, on Tuesday, September 16, 1941, following an illness of one year, will be held in the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth, on Friday, September 9, 1941, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Cecil C. Brown of the First Baptist church of this city officiating. Commitment services and interment family plot in Linkville cemetery. Friends are invited.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 18, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bryant, John

Rev. John Wallace Bryant, well known resident of this city for the past 43 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.L. Lewis, on the Keno route, Wednesday, afternoon at 3:55 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Wilson county, Tenn., July 19, 1847, and aged 84 years 6 months and 14 days at the time of death. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C.L. Lewis, Mrs. William Wood and Mrs. W.C. Townsend, all of this city; two sons, Theodore J. Bryant of Eureka, Cal, and Frank Bryant of this city; 16 grand children; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Klamath Falls lodge of Masons and Hillah Shrine of Ashland. The remains are in the gold room of the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth where friends may call.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services for the lat Rev. John Wallace Bryant, to be held Friday afternoon at the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth with Rev. Fred Hornschuh and Rev. Melville T. Wire, officiating.

Commitment services will be conducted by the officer of Klamath Falls lodge of A.F.&A.M. and interment will be made in the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 4, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bubb, Ernest

Funeral services for Ernest M. Bubb, longtime Klamath County resident who died Saturday, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from First Methodist Church. Private burial services will be held in Linkville Cemetery.

Bubb was born in Mount View, California in 1883 and came to this city in 1904 to be the first bank clerk at Klamath County Bank. He was cashier of the First National Bank of Merrill for several years following and in 1902 moved back to Klamath Falls.

He was founder and cashier of the American National Bank which was sold in 1936 o the United States National Bank of Portland. Bubb retired after the sale of the bank but remained active in farming and ranching interests.

Bubb was president of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce in 1921 and was a 49 year member of the Masonic Lodge, serving as treasurer for 32 years. He also was a member of the Shrine (York Rite).

He is survived by his wife, Nina Mae of this city, daughters Mrs. Robert Payne, of Klamath Falls, Mrs. Robert Mainhardt of San Francisco, Calif., grandchildren, Mrs. Tyana Luber, Nyna, David, Nancy, Don and Holly Payne, and Katherine and Mollie Mainhardt, brother John B. Bubb of Palo Alto, California and several nieces and nephews.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, July 21, 1969
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bubb, Nina

Nina May Bubb, 92, died in Klamath Falls, Monday.

Mrs. Bubb was born in Leadville, Colorado, Feb. 25, 1893, and had resided in Klamath Falls since 1906. She married Ernest M. Bubb Aug. 25, 1916. He preceded her in death in 1969.

Mrs. Bubb was a lifetime member of the Aloha Chapter of the Eastern Star, and belonged to Chapter AU of the PEO sisterhood. She was active in the United Methodist Church until a few years prior to her death.

Survivors include daughters, Virginia J. Payne, Klamath Falls, and Mary Mainbhardt, Carmel, Calif.; grandchildren, Dr. Tyana Payne, Badenton, Fla.; Nyna Beals, Portland; David Payne, Portland; Nancy Payne, Calgary, Canada, Dr. Don Payne, Roseburg; Holly Drew, Klamath Falls; Katherine Parker, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Mollie Mainhardt, Santa Cruz, Calif. Great-grandchildren include Ryan and Lyndsay Beals, Portland; Laurel and Brett Payne, Roseburg; Carson and Hilary Drew, and Gergory and Brian Parker. Nephews are Dr. James Noel, Klamath Falls, and Dr. Dan Noel, American Samoa.

Source: Unknown (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1985
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bubb, Paul

Sudden Death of Boy Comes as Blow to Family and Friends

Friend of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Bubb were saddened this morning by the sudden death of Paul Raymond Bubb, aged two years and five months, who passed away at 12:50 this morning. Death was due to bronchial complications.
The boy had been ill for three days, and Sunday morning became worse. Every possible measures was taken to prevent death, but all seemed without avail, and the end came after every means had been exhausted. The boy's death was a severe blow to Mr. and Mrs. Bubb.

The funeral will be held from the Bubb residence, 715 Jefferson, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, May 1, 1922
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Buck, Albert

Albert Robert Buck, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Buck of Tionesta, California, passed away in this city Friday, April 1, 1938, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Klamath Falls and at the time of his death was 4 months and 23 days.  Besides the parents he is survived by a sister Edna Josephine buck of Tionesta, Grandmother Mrs. Mary McLain of this city.  Funeral services will be held Monday April 4, 1938 in the chapel of Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth, with Rev. Arthur C. Bates of the First Christian Church officiating.  Services and interment in the baby plot in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, April 2, 1938
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Buck, Alvin

Alvin Lawrence Buck, a resident of Tionesta, Calif. for the last three years passed away there Monday evening Nov. 27, 1939. The deceased was a native of Sacramento, Calif. and was aged 53 years one month and 23 days when called. He is survived by his wife Edna Alice of Tionesta; his mother Mrs. Mary McClain of this city; two brothers Albert L. of Tionesta, and Francis H. of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Boothroyd of Roseville, Calif., Mrs. V.V. Gibson of Sacramento, and Mrs. Nora Fox of this city.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, November 28, 1939
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Buck, Dorothy

Dorothy Thelma Buck, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Albert L. Buck, of this city passed away at 11:00 a.m. Thursday August 25th.

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

Baby Buckner, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Buckner of the Wocus district, passed away in this city on Sunday, December 15. Besides her parents she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Buckner of the Wocus district and Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Williams of Altus, Oklahoma. Baby Buckner was laid to rest in the Linkville cemetery Monday afternoon, December 16, 1940.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - December, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Buker, Gary

Gary Hubert Buker, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Buker, passed away in this city Sunday, July 28, 1940 at 9:40 p.m. Survived by the parents and two brothers, James and Robert, one sister, Dorothy, all of this city; also the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buker of Fairfield, Calif. The remains of Gary Hubert rest in the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth street. Funeral services will be held at Linkville cemetery on Tuesday.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, July 30, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burgoyne, Katie

Katie Bell Burgoyne, a resident for the past 21 years, passed away at her late residence on Summers lane on Friday, September 11. The deceased was a native of Hillsboro, N.M. and was aged 50 years 8 months and 26 days when called. Mrs. Burgoyne was a member of the Eagle's auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Peter J. Burgoyne, of this city; two sons, Lewis J. of Portland, Ore., and John F. of the U.S. navy; her mother, Mrs. George Pike of Libby, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. Lennie Peterson, also, of Libby. The remains rest in Ward's Klamath funeral home, 925 High street.

Funeral services for the late Katie Bell Burgoyne, who passed away at her late residence in this city on Friday September 11, will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath Funeral home, 925 High street, on Monday, September 14, 1942 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Cecil C. Brown of the First Baptist church officiating. Commitment service and interment in the Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, September 13, 1942
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burkland, Leonard

Leonard Paul Burkland, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Burkland of this city, passed away Sunday, December 31, 1944 at 10:15 p.m. The little one was a native of Klamath Falls and was five days old when called.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, January 2, 1945
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burnett, James

Funeral services for the late James B. Burnett, who passed away at his residence in the Midland district on Wednesday July 22, 1942, will be held in the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine Street at Sixth, on Saturday, July 25, 1942 at 3 p.m. under the auspices of Klamath lodge No. 77, AF&AM. Commitment services and interment in family plot in Linkville cemetery. Friends are invited.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - July, 1942
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burns, Patrick

Patrick Burns, local resident passed away Thursday morning at 10 o'clock following an illness of several weeks. He was aged 58 years at the time of his death.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 1, 1932
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burt, Samuel

Samuel E. Burt, husband of Alvina L. Burt, passed away Nov. 24, 1919 in Upper Klamath Lake, death caused by accidental drowning. He was born in Ohio and was aged 61 years three months and 29 days. In addition to his wife he is survived by three brothers, Roy of Whittier, Calif., Walter of Rendondao, Calif., and Ray of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Kitty Monahan of Oklahoma and Mrs. Ida Hittle of Missouri.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, March 21, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services for the late Samuel E. Burt will be held at the graveside at Linkville cemetery Sunday afternoon with Rev. F. Wemmett Pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, March 22, 1930
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Burton, Jerome

Jerome Burton, a young man living near Miller Hill School house, six miles south of Klamath Falls passed to his last rest at 8 o'clock last night following an attack of Spanish Influenza. He had been sick for about one week. He was married and it is reported that other members of his family are sick with the same disease. The deceased was born April 20, 1898.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, October 30, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Bush, Belle

Belle Bush, pioneer resident of this county, passed away Sunday night at 6 o'clock following a lengthy illness. She was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, March 2, 1848 and was aged 83 years six months and eleven days at the time of her death. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held this afternoon (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth. Interment will be in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, September 15, 1931
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Information in brackets [ ] is based on other outside sources, and was not present in the original source.

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