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KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON

GENEALOGY & HISTORY

Obituaries & Death Records

Colahan, Mary

Mrs. Mary Colahan, an old resident of Klamath county, died at Bonanza Jan. 7th.  Deceased was a woman of excellent qualities and had a large circle of warm friends.

Source: Lake County Examiner (Lakeview, OR) - Thursday, January 17, 1901
Captain Jack

Capt. Jack Hung.

Capt. Jack, the famous murderer of Gen. Canby, and Boston Charley, Black Jim, and Schonchin, his accomplices, were executed at Fort Klamath, Oregon, last Friday. They went upon the scaffold in true Indian style, and died game, only protesting against the manner of their taking off, preferring to be shot. The other two who were convicted were reprieved by the President, on the ground that they were coerced into the commission of the crime by Capt. jack. Their sentence is commuted to imprisonment for life.

Source: Elyria independent Democrat (Elyria, OH) - Wednesday, October 8, 1873
Contributed by Shauna Williams
Conger, Joseph

Death of Joe Conger

Joseph Conger one of the oldest residents of Klamath County, died at his home on Conger avenue at 11:30 this morning, at the age of 7[?], [?] months and 22 days.  The deceased has been a [?]er from cancer for several years, which finally resulted in his death.  Mr. Conger was born in Pike County, Indiana, May 11, 1831.  He came from Indiana in the spring of 1863, accompanying the plains journey with ox [?] and being the regulation six months on the way.  Starting out May he arrived near Salem Sept. 1[?], and a month later went to Coos Bay, with the [?] of making that region his home.  Not finding sufficient inducements he returned at the end of the month, and in the spring of 1864 made his way to Yreka, Cal., engaging in mining, where he remained during the Modoc war.  In 1873 he came to Linkville – now Klamath Falls – and in 1876 purchased property on Conger Avenue.  He engaged himself in raising fruit and the buying of furs, and enjoying the life of a bachelor.  He was a member of the City Council in 1890.

The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Keturah Beckus, of Vincennes, Ind.  The arrangements have not been completed yet but the funeral will probably be held tomorrow afternoon.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, February 1, 1908
Combs, C. A.

Merrill Items

Pierce Combs received the following telegram from Redding, Cal.: “Pierce Combs, Merrill, Oregon: C. A. Combs committed suicide here today.  Any information?  F. Houston, Coroner.  Mr. Combs is well known here, being a brother of Pierce and Fred Combs.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, February 10, 1908
Caldwell, Cecil

Cecil Caldwell, 24, employee of N.B. Drew Store, went duck hunting on the McKendree Ranch near Merrill with Drew and A.K. Lake, about 2 o'clock the trio started to return to the car which was waiting on a nearby road. Caldwell remarked he was cold and paused to put on his gloves. He dropped his ducks and rested his shotgun on the ground with the muzzle against his abdomen. His companions believe he dropped a glove and in reaching for it touched a trigger. The shot tore through his abdomen, fracturing the spine and causing instant death. It was believed Caldwell had failed to lower the hammer of his gun. Neither of his companions were close enough to see what happened.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Tuesday, November 27, 1922
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer

Funeral services for the late Cecil Caldwell will be held at 2:30 today at
Whitlock Chapel, Reverend Moore of the Methodist Church will preach the sermon.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Wednesday, November 30, 1922
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Caldwell, Bela

Bela Caldwell daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dawson passed away the late residence 2317 Wantland Avenue, Wednesday morning following a brief illness. She was born at Montrose, Colorado , January 25, 1901 and aged 28 years and 5 days at the time of her demise. In addition to her parents she is survived by two sons, Vaughn aged 8 and Call, aged 7; a brother Orval Dawson of La Habra, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Mosby of this city. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held Thursday afternoon at 2:309 at the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine Avenue at Sixth, with Rev. R.R. Mulholland, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be made in Linkville cemetery

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, January 31, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Caldwell, James

James E. Caldwell, resident of this city for several years, passed away at his late residence 2110 Eberlein street, Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock, following an illness of two years. He was born at Belosa, Pennsylvania and aged 43 years, 4 months and 20 days at the time of death. He is survived by his wife, Guelia Caldwell; one son, Robert J. Caldwell of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. George R. Lewis of Merced Falls, Calif, Mrs. Charles Simpson of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Chester Corenitz of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Claud Shoemaker of Marysville, Calif.

The remains are in the care of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth, where friends may call. Announcement of funeral arrangements will be made later.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, November 3, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Caldwell, Mable

DEATH OF MRS. CALDWELL

Mable Azora Caldwell, wife of O.C. Caldwell, died at the Cantrall residence in this city Thursday afternoon, November 12, of Bright's disease, after an illness of about a year and a half. Mrs. Caldwell came to Klamath Falls last July from the Rogue River Valley to join her husband who is a carpenter and building contractor. She leaves a husband and six children, two of whom live here. The other children are with their grandparents. The funeral was held Saturday at 10 o'clock from Whitlock's undertaking parlors.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, November 19, 1908
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Callen, Glenn

Glenn C. Callen, of this city was called to his last rest this morning about 6:30, following an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was a young man of twenty-nine years of age, who resided in Klamath Falls for nearly two years. He came here from Sacramento and was employed at the Herald office for several months. He later purchased an interest in the Klamath Record and after disposing of this, started an electrical store and battery charging station. Mr. Callen was well known here in a business way and was an ardent worker in the Elks Lodge. He was born in Cloverdale in Sonoma couty, California, March 14th, 1889. He leaves a wife and baby boy, five years old here. He also leaves a mother at Williams, California and a sister at Sacramento. Wires have been sent to both by Secretary Austin Hayden of the Elks Lodge and funeral arrangements have been postponed until replies are received.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, January 13, 1919
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Calloway, Thomas

Thomas Calloway who has been a resident of this city for some time, died suddenly this morning, death due to paralysis of the heart, super-induced by pneumonia, from which he was recovering. Mr. Calloway returned a few days ago from Dorris, Calif. where he had been ill with pneumonia. He was still suffering from the disease, but felt that he was sufficiently strong to stay out of bed, contrary to the advice of his physician. This morning he arose and stated he was feeling fine and was proving it by dancing around the room. The exertion was too much for the weakened condition of his heart and he sank to the floor, dying an about twenty minutes.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Friday, October 8, 1909
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, Clarence

Clarence James Campbell a native of Olean, Missouri, aged 39 years 9 months and 19 days, passed away suddenly at the Chet Barton Ranch in Poe Valley on Wednesday evening, December 24, he having been employed at the ranch for the past two weeks.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Minnie Evans of Eldon, Missouri. The remains are being cared for at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, December, 27, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, David

The last rites for David Campbell, well known pioneer of Klamath county, will be held at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth. Rev. D.V. Haight of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Mr. Campbell passed away at his late residence, 313 High street Monday morning. He is survived by his wife Frances E. Campbell, three daughters, Mrs. Louis Gerber, Mrs. G.H. Merryman, Mrs. Francis Brown, and four sons, William D. and Oscar S. of Lorella, Walter R. Campbell of Bly and Aubrey R. Campbell of this city. The deceased was born in Alabama and was 87 years of age at the time of his demise.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Tuesday, January 10, 1928
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, Iva

Iva Belle Campbell, died here Friday at the age of 84, following a long illness.

Mrs. Campbell was born April 9, 1888 in Marshall, Indiana coming to Klamath Falls in 1906. In 1910 she married A.R. (Orb) Campbell, who died here in 1965.

She was a member of the Mt. Laki Presbyterian Church, the Mt. Lake Ladies Aid and the Farm Bureau.

Surviving her are two sons, Irwin E. and Harold A. Campbell, both of Klamath Falls, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Pender, Kingman, Arizona; also six grandchildren and five grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, April 8, 1973
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, Lena

Lena Campbell, the beloved wife of John B. Campbell, aged 18 years and 2 months died of consumption on Saturday, the 5th at her home at Klamath Falls. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at the hall of the I.O. OF O.F. under auspices of the order of Rebekahs of which she was an honored member, the services at the hall and grave were conducted by Rev. Stockwell, and were attended by a large crowd of friends, whose heartfelt sympathies are extended to the sorrowing relatives and especially to the afflicted husband and bereaved father, Mr. J.M. Moore

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, May 9, 1901
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, Luvia

Luvia B. Campbell died Wednesday at Klamath Falls.

Mrs. Campbell was born at Valley City, North Dakota. She attended the University of Minnesota and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She taught school in the Klamath Falls area and was a member of several garden clubs.

She married Hugh Brian Campbell July 19, 1915, at Minneapolis. They moved to Klamath Falls in 1931. He was manager for Weyerhaeuser Co. for several years. Mr. Campbell died in 1963.

Survivors include a daughter Joan Callahan of Arcadia, Calif.; a sister, Alice Gahringer of Wenatchee, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, September 15, 1977
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, Walter

Drew Walter Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Campbell, died last night at Warren Hunt hospital where he had undergone an operation for appendicitis. The disease had progressed to far, the appendix being ruptured, to be remedied by surgery.

The deceased was sixteen years old, on May 20th last. Besides the parents he leaves a brother and two sisters. The Campbell family is widely known throughout Klamath county.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Thursday, March 30, 1922
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Campbell, William

Private funeral services for William David Campbell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William David Campbell, will be held this morning at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street.

Rev. Guy DeVries officiating. Commitment services will be held and interment made in the family plot in the Linkville Cemetery.

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

William David Campbell, 87, a pioneer rancher of Langell Valley, died Saturday at his ranch home near Bonanza.

Mr. Campbell was born in 1872 in Grayson County, Texas, and had been ranching in the Bonanza area for 75 years before his retirement.

Survivors include the widow, Mildred; five foster children, Louis Randall of Langell Valley, John Campbell of Belmont, Calif., Francis Lilly of Langell Velley, Miriam Mathers of Portland, and Willie Mae Schmidli of Malin. Also two brothers Orb Campbell of Klamath Falls and Walter Campbell of Bly; a sister Mabel Merryman of Klamath Falls; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, November 20, 1960
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Cantrall, Cordelia

Cordelia Ann Cantrall, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1988, in Klamath Falls.

She was born in 1904 to Roscoe and Nannie Ankeny Cantrall at the 1,190 acre Ankeny Ranch, property now bisected by Summers Lane.

Mrs. Cantrall was employed by the U.S. National Bank for 44 years before retiring in 1969. From 1925 to 1937 it operated as the American National Bank.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ-Scientist and Prosperity Rebekah Lodge. She also was a past member of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

Survivors include her nieces, Marion Strong, Beatty; Leota Cordier, Jacksonville; and Tricia Jackson, Klamath Falls; nephews, Loren Cantrall, Alexandria, Va., and Roger Cantrall, Los Angeles; sisters-in-law, Grace Cantrall, Medford, and Donna Cantrall, Klamath Falls.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Edward, Howard and Rollin Cantrall.

Interment will be in the family plot at Linkville Cemetery.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday,October 2, 1988
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Cardoni, Maxim

Maxim Cardoni, a native of Italy was fatally injured Sunday, when a charge of dynamite exploded throwing him into the air fifty feet from the place where he was working.

Cardoni was employed by Southern Pacific railroad and working at construction of the Modoc Northern Alturas cutoff, near Perez, Calif. He with two other railroad employees, James Ward and I. Mandin, were drilling a hole for a charge of dynamite. Cardoni, seated was holding the drill between his knees. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion and Cardoni was hurled into the air, the body landing fifty feet away.

He died enroute to Klamath Falls at a point near Merrill. He was aged between 35 and 40 years of age.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, December 30, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer

Maxim Cardoni, employed by the Southern Pacific railroad passed away near Merrill, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. He was aged 40 years at the time of death. The remains are in the care of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth street, where friends may call. Interment in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, December 31, 1929
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carlson, Ernest

Ernest Richard Carlson, a resident of Klamath county for the past eight years, passed away in this city on Wednesday, August 12, 1942 at 8:25 p.m. The deceased was a native of Smoreland, Sweden, and was aged 44 years 6 months and 5 days when called. He is survived by three brothers Honning Carlson of Oaklan, Nebraska, Albert Carlson of Omaha, Nebraska and one brother in Sweden; also one sister in Kansas.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - August, 1942
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carnini, Anita

Nita Carnini, four years old, daughter of an Italian family at Shippington, was seriously injured this morning when struck by a machine said to have been driven by "Happy" Brookfield. Dr. Hunt is attending the child and state that her condition is most critical. Besides general injuries, she received a cranial fracture, he said, from which she might not recover.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Tuesday, July 12, 1921
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Nita Carnini, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carnini, of Pelican City, aged nine years, who was injured yesterday morning when struck by a car driven by Wilford "Happy" Brookfield of this city, died at 9:30 o'clock last night from a skull fracture.

The accident happened near the Carnini home. The little girl started across the road to hand the mailman a letter. A truck was passing and she stepped around it, directly into the path of the Burkfield car, and too close for the driver to avoid the accident, it is said. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow at the Whitlock chapel. Rev. Father Molloy officiating.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Wednesday, July 13, 1921
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carothers, Charles

Funeral services for Charles Arthur Carothers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carothers of this city, will be held in Linkville cemetery February 15 at 10 a.m.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, February 14, 1938
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carr, Levy

The body of Levy W. Carr, 85, an inmate of the county hospital since July 24, 1920, was buried in the county cemetery plot today. The aged man succumbed Sunday evening of a sudden attack of heart failure. He was taken sick a year ago while traveling through the county with his son, and being without money, he went to the county hospital. The son Harry is said to reside in Salinas.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Tuesday, August 2, 1921
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carrick, Arthur

Last evening about 7:30 while returning from his barn, back of the Klamath Stables, Arthur D. Carrick, a pioneer resident and blacksmith of the city was struck by lightening and killed instantly. Mr. Carrick had left the house after his cow, which was out in the storm, and was just returning from the barn when he was seen by several campers and others to fall to the ground. The witnesses rushed to his assistance but he was found to be beyond help as he never moved after falling. The body was taken to the Klamath Stables and after notifying the family, was later removed to his home. The lightening struck the unfortunate man on the top of the head and passed entirely through the body, burning places on his clothes and shoes.

The funeral service was held this afternoon from the Opera House under the auspices of Masonic Lodge and A.O.U.W. Lodge of which he was a member in good standing. The deceased was insured for $2000 in the latter lodge.

Arthur D. Carrick was born in Yreka, Calif. in 1848. He was married in 1878 to Miss Mollie George. Later removed to Red Bluff and about 25 years ago came to Klamath Falls where he engaged in the blacksmith business, making this his home since. The deceased leaves a wife and daughter Mrs. Will Humphrey and three children,George W., Eva and Uberta Carrick. His father and mother and brother Myron Carrick live in Yreka, and his sister Mrs. May Bailey lives in Yreka.

Source: Klamath Republic (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, July 7, 1904
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carrick, Mary

Mrs. Mary Carrick, of this city, died late Friday morning at the age of 47 years, ten months and four days. The deceased was the wife of A.D. Carrick who was killed by lightening in this city less than a year ago. She was a native of Missouri and came with her parents to Jacksonville, Oregon when she was three years old. Her maiden name was Mary E. George. She afterward met A.D. Carrick at Yreka, California and was married to him about twenty-five years ago. They came to Klamath Falls a few years later, where they remained until their respective deaths.

Deceased is survived by four children, one of the sons having died at Los Angeles a few years ago. Those living are Mrs. Wm Humphrey of this city, George W. Carrick age 19 years, Eva Carrick age 15 years, and Uberis, a boy aged 13 years who also reside in Klamath Falls.

The deceased was a member of Eastern Star, which order conducted her funeral service. She was a member the Presbyterian church of this city, and before her health failed she was an industrious, religious worker. She was formerly a member of the Congregational church, but united with the Presbyterian church organization of this place.

Mary Elizabeth George was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin George born May 19, 1832 in Russel City, Kentucky and died Jan 30, 1901 Kerby, Oregon and Rosa Jennie George born 1834 in Kentucky and died Oct 16, 1895 in Yreka, California.

Source: Klamath Republic (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, February 16, 1905
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carrigan, Evan

Evan Carrigan, for years a resident of Klamath county, passed away in this city Wednesday August 28, 1940 following a brief illness. He was a native of Lewiston, Maine and at the time of death was aged 42 years and 6 months and 6 days. He is survived by her mother, a brother and a sister in the east.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Wednesday, August 28, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carter, Gertrude

Gertrude Elizabeth Carter, a resident of this city for the past nine years, passed away at the family residence, 1030 Lavey street, Friday September 13, 1940 at 4:30 a.m. The deceased was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and was aged fifty years nine months and two days when called. She was a member of Independent Order of Foresters Court of Superior No. 804 and also a member of Lodge No. 42 of L.S.B. of L.F. & E. She is survived by her husband, William H. Carter, a daughter Mrs. J.R. Willit, Jr. of Klamath Falls, Oregon The remains rest in Wards Klamath Funeral Home, 925 High street where friend may call after 10 am. Sunday September 13, 1940.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, September 14, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carter, Jacqueline

Jacqueline F. Carter, 90, died July 12, 2004, of natural causes at her Klamath Falls residence.

Mrs. Carter was born in Klamath Falls to Elmer L. and Grace G. French.

She married Clethra E, Newcom in 1933. They had two daughters and operated a grocery business on a corner of Altamont Drive and Laverne Avenue.

She later married her second husband Nick Carter in 1949. He served as a justice of the peace and subsequently as a district judge for a few years. They had a number of businesses in Klamath Falls before moving to Drain, where they operated Carter;s Department Store.

In 1985 she returned to Klamath Falls.

Mrs. Carter enjoyed reading about comparative religions, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Her favorite hobby, however, was painting, which she continued pursuing until her death.

Survivors include her daughter Carolyn Langdon; daughter and son-in-law Jeannine and Harold Wirth, grandchildren Cathy Carnes, Roger Wirth and his wife Cheryl, Robbie Wirth, Tony Wirth and his wife Carma, Greg Langdon and his wife Katrina, Stephan Langdon and his wife Myriam, and Tom Langdon; great-grandchildren Chirs Wirth, Ellish Wirth, Hanna Wirth and her partner Jardin and their son Jasper, Katrina West and her husband Mike, Rachell Turner and her husband Jeremy, Shannon Rockholt and her husband Jeff, Derrick Wirth, and Laura Sean and Jessica Langdon; great-great-grandchildren Nessa West and Gaberill ad Madilynne Turner; nephew and his wife Ernie and Doris Sessom.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, July 25, 2004
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carter, Morris

Morris Alfred 'Nick' Carter, 79, Klamath Falls, died Oct. 28, 1994 in Klamath Falls.

He was born in Washington to J.H. Carter and the former Letha Marie Marston.

At an early age, he moved with his family to the Willamette Valley.

Deciding to become an attorney, he graduated from the School of Law at the University of Oregon in 1941. He then volunteered for military service, but was rejected due to health problems.

Moving to Bend, he practiced law there until he moved to Klamath Falls in 1947.

He worked as a title examiner for Wilson Title Co. After setting up the district court system, he founded Carter Collection Agency. A few years later he was joined by Leonard Jones in the collection business.

Mr. Carter sold his interest in the business to Jones on July 1, 1973, and moved to Drain, where he purchased a variety store and converted it into a well-known department store that he and his wife, Jackie, operated until 1984.

He later returned to Klamath Falls and remained there until his death.

He was a member of Oregon Bar Association, Masonic Lodge (Crater Lake Lodge No. 211 AF&AM), Shriners Club and Elks Lodge.

Mr. Carter was an avid golfer and a member of Reames Golf & Country Club.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Jacqueline Carter, Klamath Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Hal Wirth, Klamath Falls; daughter, Carolyn Lee Langdon, Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Roger and Cheryl Wirth, Klamath Falls; Anthony and Carma Wirth, Catherine and Dale Carnes, Gregory and Verna Langdon and Tom Landgon; great-grandchildren, Ellisah, Hannah, Christopher, Katrina, Rachell, Shannon and Derrick Wirth, Jonathan, Brian, Richard and Rebecca Carnes, and Laura, Sean, and Jessica Langdon; numerous other relatives.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, November 11, 1994
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Carter, Rose

Rose Viola Carter, for the last 12 years a resident of Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away at the home of her son Dr. J. Hardin Carter, 1315 Pacific Terrace, Thursday, January 11, 1940 at 3 a.m. following an illness of three months. She was a native of Susanville, California and at the time of her death was aged 72 years 10 months and 23 days. Surviving are two sons, Dr. J. Hardin Carter of this city and Ralph L. Carter of Tulelake, California; one brother Frank Haley of Alturas, Calif., and five grandchildren. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral home, Pine street at Sixth, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 12, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer

Funeral services for the late Rose Viola Carter, who passed away in this city Thursday, January 11, 1940, following an illness of three months, will be held in the chapel of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth, Saturday, January 13, 1940 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Charles Bates of the first Christian church of this city officiating. Commitment services and interment family plot in Linkville cemetery. Friends are invited.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Saturday, January 13, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Case, Elsie

Death took another Klamath county pioneer from the ranks with the passing early Friday morning of Elsie Hatch Case, 72, wife of Theodore N. Case.

Mrs. Case had been in ill health for the past few months and recently suffered a stroke which finally caused her death at 7 o'clock Friday morning.

Mrs. Case was born Elsie Hatch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin of Aurora, Illinois, May 12, 1867. She was married February 1, 1894 to Theodore N. Case. To them were born three sons and with their children they came to Klamath county in 1909. The Case family settled on a ranch where few homes had been made. They lived there until 1923 when they moved to their present home on the Lakeview highway near Altamont school.

Mrs. Case was a member of the Community Congregational church, one of three charter member of the Jolly Neighbors club, and also a member of the American Legion auxiliary.

Before her marriage Elsie Hatch taught school in Albuquerque, New Mexico and at that time her sons recalled, there was but one white family in Albuquerque and their mother told them many stories of the early days in that section. During her entire life Mrs. Case was extremely active and did much to make the sparsely settled Mt. Laki community an interesting place to live, not only for her family, but for her neighbors as well.

Mrs. Case is survived by her husband, Theodore N. Case; three sons, Theodore D. of Klamath Falls; Austin M. and Kenneth T. of Portland; five grandchildren, Mary, Jimmy and Teddy Case of Klamath Falls, Barbara Jean and Jimmy Case of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Teresa McComb of Malin, Miss Louise H. Hatch of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Ceila H. Pope of Glendale, Calif., who is here at the present time.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Earl Whitlock Funeral home chapel, members of her family announced.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Friday, January 19, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services for the late Elsie Hatch Case, who passed away in this city Friday, January 19, 1940 following an illness of two weeks, will be held at the Chapel of Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth, Monday January 22 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Haynes of the Community Congregational Church officiating. Commitment service and interment following in the family plot in Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Friday, January 19, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Case, Rose

Rose Mae Case, 81, a native of Canada and a resident of Klamath Falls for 20 years, died here December 23, 1951. Survivors include: three sons W.E. Case of this city, Floyd Case of Crescent City, California and Clifford Case of Coos Bay, Oregon, a daughter, Mrs. E.P. Stanley of Camas Valley, Oregon. The remains rest in Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 295 High St.

Funeral services for Rose May Case, who died here December 23 will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, 293 High St. on Friday, December 28, 1951 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. George Alder of the First Christian church officiating. Commitment services and interment in Linkville Cemetery.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - December, 1951
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Case, Theodore

Theodore Newton Case, for the last 30 years a resident of Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away in Glendale, California on Sunday, February 22, 1942, following a brief illness. He was a native of Hartford, Connecticut and at the time of his death was aged 77 years and 6 months. Surviving are three sons, Theodore D. Case, this city, Austin M. Case of Portland, Ore., and Kenneth T. Case of Washington D.C., one sister, Miss Gertrude Case of Hartford, Connecticut. The remains will rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth, upon arrival from Glendale, Calif. Notice of funeral to be announced at a later date.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, February 23, 1942
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Casey, Charles

Charles Peter J. Casey entered into rest in this city at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, his demise terminating an illness of short duration. Mr. Casey was a native of San Francisco and was born in that city October 28, 1858 and was aged 69 years nine months and eight days when called. To mourn his loss he leaves a daughter, Mrs. E.M. Cantwell, two sons, J.L. and C.F. Casey; four grandchildren, Mrs. George A. Schuler, James A. Harrison, Lowell C. Casey and Leroy Casey.

The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at Towey Mortuary, Pine avenue at Eighth after which interment in Linkville cemetery will follow.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, August 19, 1928
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Castel, Antone

The death of Antone Castel, one of Klamath County's oldest pioneer's is reported in a wire received this morning from his son Alfred Marshfield Castel.

Mr. Castels' death followed a prolonged illness in North Bend. He will be buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The deceased was born January 1859, in Cologne, Germany. In his early life he went to sea, which he quit and came to Klamath County in 1884. He served two terms as county surveyor in 1892 and 1894 and was appointed postmaster in 1897. He conducted a livery stable here at one time and in 1903 built the Klamath Falls Brewery at the West End where he operated it for a few years.

He is survived by his son Alfred Marshfield Castel.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Friday, January 19, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Antone Castel, for many years a prominent citizen of Klamath county, has ended his life, according to meager details received here by Mrs. Helen DuFalt from Miss Bertha Ritzenthulen, now in Porte Costa, Calif. The girl's father was formerly employed by Castel in his brewery here, and she stated in the letter that her father had just told her mother Mr. Castel had committed suicide by shooting himself. No other details were given. Castel was a native of Germany. He came to Klamath country in 1884, and for several years engaged in civil engineering. In 1884 he was elected county surveyor, and served two terms in that office. In 1892 Castel was chosen postmaster of Klamath Falls, which position he held for five years. He was afterwards a member of the city council. Castel in 1903 opened a brewery, and he kept this in operation for a number of years. A couple of years ago Castel's mind appeared to be wandering at times. On one occasion he left home to go up town, and wandered for several days through the woods. After this he was taken to California by his wife.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - January, 1918
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chaffey, George

George Chaffey who was taken sick Thursday night, died at 8:15 Monday morning of a hemorrhage resulting from an attack of tuberculosis. His remains were buried Tuesday.

Mr. Chaffey was well known here, having been in this vicinity for the past six years. For the last two months he has been the Chef at Vollmer's Elite Cafe on main street, where he was employed at the time he was taken sick. Before that time he was the Chef at Eagle Ridge Tavern. He was about 50 years of age and has no known relatives.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Sunday, October 16, 1910
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chamberlain, Hiram

The funeral of H. [Hiram] C. Chamberlain, father of Mrs. C.H. Underwood, who was killed while cranking a truck at Ashland, last week, will be held here from the Whitlock chapel this afternoon. The body left Ashland this morning in an automobile hearse, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Underwood, who were recalled from a visit in Albany, New York, by the news of the accident.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, August 2, 1920
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chandler, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Chandler, for many years a resident of this city, passed away in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1951. She was a native of Springfield, Ore. and was aged 77 years and 10 months at the time of her passing. She is survived by a son, Chester C. of Sonora, Calif; four daughters, Mrs. Daisy Brown of Elberta, Ala, Mrs. Nellie Woolever of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Calla Jepma of Springfield, Ore., and Mrs. Irene Felver of Florence, Ore.,; two brothers, Clay Parker of Springfield, Ore., and John Parker of Wenatchee, Wash., also six grandchildren.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 12, 1951
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer


Funeral services for Elizabeth Chandler, who passed away in San Diego, Calif, Tuesday, Jan. 9, will take place from the chapel of Ward's Klamath Funeral home, 925 High, Saturday, Jan. 13, 1951 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Warren D. Combs of Portland, Ore., officiating. Commitment service and interment in Linkville cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Friday, January 12, 1951
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chappel, Samuel

Samuel Chappel died at his home in Klamath Falls, Sunday morning, March 12, at 8 o'clock aged 73 years, 7 months and 10 days old. He had been confined to his bed for several weeks with rheumatism and a few days before his death was stricken with paralysis.

Deceased was born in Rochester, New York August 2, 1831 and when quite young moved to North Yakima, Washington, where he lived for thirty years. About three years ago he came to Klamath Falls and has resided here since.

His wife and six children survive him, two children live in Klamath Falls, Mrs. Major Hanks and Samuel Chappel. The funeral occurred from the Methodist church Monday morning at 10 o'clock Rev. M.C. Starr officiating.

Source: Klamath Republican (Klamath Falls, OR) - Thursday, March 16, 1905
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Cherry, Helen

Helen Cherry, a resident of Klamath Falls for a number of years, passed away in this city at an early hour on Sunday, December 29, following a brief illness. The deceased was a native of Versaille, Ky, and was aged 47 years when called. She leaves to mourn her passing a husband Samuel, of San Francisco, Calif., two brothers, Dr. H.P. Taylor, and one sister, all of Kentucky. She was a member of the Pentecostal church of San Francisco, Calif. The remains rest in the Klamath funeral home, 925 High street, where friends may call. The notice of the funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

[note: *mentions two brothers surviving but only lists one name]

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, December 30, 1935
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Cheyne, Robert

Robert Cheyne, 54, prominent Klamath Falls businessman, died in the Caroline hospital, Redding, Calif. about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was caused from concussion of the brain and shock.

Mr. Cheyne and Leon Crawford of the Central Superior-Service, were injured Tuesday morning twelve miles north of Redding, when Crawford's coupe crashed head on into a tree when Crawford fell asleep.

The men were returning from a meeting held Monday night of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland association. They got an early morning start and the accident is thought to have occurred about 9 a.m.

Cheynes body will be brought to Klamath Falls today, and will be taken to the Earl Whitlock funeral home, which will have charge of the funeral arrangements. Mrs. Cheyne and their daughter are returning from Redding today.

Cheyne was reported improved Wednesday following the performance of a delicate operation on his eye, nose and face. He was thought better after the operation, although he was unconscious most of the day, regaining consciousness only at intervals.

Cheyne lost his left eye in the accident. His upper jaw was broken in three places, the roof of his mouth was badly shattered, bones were broken in his nose, several ribs were fractured, his kneecap was broken and his right ankle broken, besides concussion of the brain.

Dr. E.D. Lamb and Dr. Ralph Stearns were called from Klamath Falls and performed the operations. Dr. Stearns returned Wednesday night to Klamath Falls.

Crawford is reported recovering satisfactorily and may be able to return home in two or three days, Dr. Stearns stated Thursday morning.

Cheyne was a prominent Klamath Falls business man, being president of the Modoc Gas and Oil Company products in the territory. He owned a number of farm properties in this section and had other interests. He was a member of the Klamath Falls lodge of Elks.

Robert Cheyne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 12, 1877, and was aged 54 years 4 months and 16 days at the time of death.

He was born in the same house in Edinburgh as Sir Walter Scott, famous author. When he was about 5 years old, his parents moved to Milwaukee, Wisc. where they resided for about a year before moving to North Dakota where they lived for four years.

The family then moved to near Goldendale, Wash., where they had a large ranch. Robert D. Cheyne was married to Fannie Mae White in Washington in 1901, and they moved to Klamath Falls in 1919.

Mr. Cheyne operated large farms in this section until about four years ago, when he and Marshall Cornett and Grear Smith formed the Modoc Gas and Oil Co, of which Cheyne became president. The first year Cheyne and Cornett purchased Mr. Smith's interest and Leon Crawford, who holds a small amount of stock in the company became vice president.

Mr. Cheyne was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, and prominent in civic and community work.

In addition to his widow, several children, two brothers and two sisters survive. The children are Mrs. Dewey Pollard, Crescent City, Calif.; Mrs. John Takas Jr., Mrs. Murray ?, Vera Francis Cheyne, 5; A.R. Cheyne, R. Cecil Cheyne, Robert Cheyne Jr, 17; Milo Cheyne, 15; Lawrence Cheyne, 13, Rollo Cheyne 9; Dale Cheyne, 8; all of Klamath Falls. His sisters are Mrs. Mary Thompson and Mrs. Belle Dawson, both of this city, and his brothers are James A. Cheyne, Zillah, Wash., and Alexa R. Cheyne of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Thursday, October 28, 1931
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chilcote, Donald

Donald Joyce Chilcote, a resident of Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away in this city March 10, 1940 at 6 p.m. The deceased was a native of Klamath Falls and and was aged 17 years five months and 18 days when called. He was a member of Klamath Temple. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sadie Chilcote, one brother Aubrey Chilcote; two aunts, Zena Silani and Mary Frain; three uncles, Charles and Merwin Donaldson and Ed Chilcote; also seven cousins.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Monday, March 11, 1940
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Choate, Ronald

Ronald William Choate, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O.V. Choate of 325 Commercial street, passed away at an early hour Friday morning following an illness of but a days duration. Baby Ronald William was born in Portland, June 26, 1935 being six months and four days old. The family have resided in Klamath Falls since August 1935. The remains are in the pink room of the Earl Whitlock funeral home, Pine avenue at Sixth, where friends may call or inquire.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Friday, December 27, 1935
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Christiani, Peggy

Peggy Jane Christiani, the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Julian L. Christiani of this city passed away Sunday, August 31, 1941 at 9:15 a.m. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Kay Julianne and Bonnie Lou of this city, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lee and Charles G. Christiani of Grants Pass, Oregon. Funeral services for little Peggy Jane were held, Tuesday afternoon with commitment services and interment in Linkville cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home.

Source: The Evening Herald (Klamath Falls, OR) – Tuesday, September 2, 1941
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Christy, Mary

Mary Catherine Christy, for the last 25 years a resident of Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away in this city Thursday, May 16, 1940, at 10:30 a.m. following an illness of one year. She was a native of Pottawatomie, county, Kansas and at the time of her death was aged 78 years 10 months and 3 days. Surviving are five sons, George A. and H.W. of this city, Fred L. and Verner R. of Qunicy, Calif., and Albert L. Christy of Klamath Agency, Oregon, one sister Mrs. Anna Coffey of Vale, Oregon, also 24 grandchildren. Mrs. Christy was a member of Aloha, Chapter No. 61. O.E.S. and Klamath Auxiliary No. 1383 V.F.W. The remains rest in the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine street at Sixth, where friends may call after 12 noon Friday.

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

Addie Juanita Christeser, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Christeser passed away at the family home, Wednesday night at 8 p.m. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister Beverly and a brother Donald. Interment was in the Linkville Cemetery by the Earl Whitaker Funeral home.

Source: Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Monday, January 26, 1931
Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Chong, Wong

Wong Tie Chung, resident of this county for the past 16 years and generally known as Charley, passed away in this city Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock following an illness of one month.

He was born in Canton, China and aged 80 years the time of death.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Earl Whitlock Funeral Home, Pine avenue at Sixth.

Interment will be made in Linkville cemetery.

Source: The Klamath News (Klamath Falls, OR) - Tuesday, November 25, 1930
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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