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A

Adair, Ward
Adkins, Irvine
Alderson, Christopher
Anderson, Duane
B

Backenston, Matilda
Baldwin, James
Barr, Jesse
Bashor, Jacob
Beeunas, Lawrence
Benjamin, Gideon
Bilyeu, Infant
Blackwell, Gladys
Blakely, James
Blunt, Reuben
Boerger, Jack
Boggs, Thomas
Bond, David
Boyd, Elsie
Brauff, W. S.
Brittan, Jonathan
Brown, Martin
Butler, Sarah
Byers, George
C

Carrick, Viola
Cartwright, Alva
Cartwright, John
Chisholm, Manuel
Church, Joseph
Churchill, Louis
Clarke, Richard
Claypole, Martha
Cleaver, Benjamin
Cleek, Sarah
Clever, Lewis
Cline, Albert
Cochell, Juliette
Cochran, George
Corbat, Lillian
Cox, Anderson
Cox, Mary
Crabtree, Frank
Crandall, Minerva
Crooks, S. T.
Cunningham, Anna
Curtis, Doyle
Curtis, John
Cusick, Eugene
D

Dandurand, Myrna
Dandurand, Virgil
Dollarhyde, Jesse
Duncan, James
E

Edmunds, Edwin
Edwards, Charlotte
Edwards, Thomas
Elliott, E. L.
Elliott, Madella
Erickson, Charles
Evans, Cynthia
F

Farrier, William
Ferguson, Orren
Fields, Marion
Finlayson, Janet
Forster, Lillie
Foust, Daughter
G

Gardiner, George
Goodman, Billy
Gosner, Unknown
Glunz, Herman
Gradwohl, Jacob
Gross, Grandfather
H

Hagerty, Barney
Haley, Stephen
Hamilton, Melissa
Harris, J. L.
Hart, George
Hayne, Arabella
Hayne, Francis
Hayne, James
Hayne, Ulysses
Healy, Roy
Heckleman, John
Hehn, Helen
Hester, David
Hiatt, Mrs.
Hill, Winthrop
Hindman, S. M. W.
Hogue, Eliza
Holcomb, John
Hueston, Sydney
Hughes Children
Huitt, William
Hunter, Aron
Hunter, William
Hyde, Rosie
Hyman, David
I - J

Ingram, Henry
Johns, Robert
Jones, David
Jones, Morgan
K

Kagee, William
Keen, Louise
Kees, Elmer
Kees, Elmer
Kendall, Charles
Kennedy, Dorothy
Kime, Mary
Kirkpatrick, Jonathan
Kizer, Mary
Kizer, Robert
Knighton, Willis
Koofner, John
L

Lamson, William
Lankin, Sarah
Leedy, Daniel
Lewis, Eliza
Lilly, David
Lister, Catherine
Logan, Martha
Long, Mariah
Looney, Dell
Looney, William
Love, Mary
Lowell, Caroline

M

Manis, William
Marks, James
Marshall, John
McBride, William
McCartney, Elizabeth
McConnell, J. M.
McDonald, John
McFarland, Mrs. W.H.
McGee, Amanda
McIlwain, A. B.
McKinney, Walter
McMeekeing, William
McPherson, William
Miller, Edgar
Miller, Gertrude
Miller, Lillie
Miller, Mrs. R. C.
Mitchell, Harriet
Moore, Jonah
Mottet, Lucy
Murphy, Ethel
Mutinsky, Edward
Myers, Sigwert
N

New, Edna
Newman, Mary
Nord, Tamar
Nye, Oliver
O - P

Odenthal, Norman
Odenthal, William
Orton, Alfred
Pace, D. M.
Parker, Allen
Pearce, Ashby
Pearce, Farley
Pearch, Charles
Pearl, Roy
Peeples, Emma
Perman, Unknown
Perry, Paul
Petersen, Frances
Peterson, Frank
Pierce, Ben
Pitzer, Del
Plaster, Ruth
Poindexter, Ben
Pomeroy, Unknown
Price, Russell
Q - R

Ray, Thomas
Reuter, William
Rice, Frank
Richard, Eileen
Richard, John
Ridecout, Cordelia
Ripperton, Theodore
Ritter, Herman
Ritter, Mary
Robnett, James
Roper, Homer
Ross, George
Ruport, Henry
Russell, William
Rutherford, Robert
S

Schick, Nina
Scott, John
Seits, Meredith
Settle, Lavina
Shelton, Hamon
Shelton, Harvey
Shepherd, Lulu
Simons, Marcy
Smith, John
Snead, Hiram
Snook, Violet
Sprenger, Charles
Sprenger, Scott
Standley, Anna
Starr, Abraham
Steers, Lester
Stevens, John
Stine, J. H.
Stinson, A. L.
Stone, Otto
Strange, Lou
Strauser, Blanche
Strauser, John
Suttle, Unknown
Swander, Elva
Swearingen, Isaac
T

Taylor, Charles
Tetzie, George
Thompson, Duprey
Troyer, Tyler
Truax, Willard
U - V

Uttinger, William
Van Winkle, Julius
Vassalo, Etta
Veatch, Elias
Vignery, Viola
Vonsild, Bonde
W

Walburn, Irene
Walden, Mabel
Walton, Anna
Warmouth, Irena
Waters, John
Weeks, Leneve
Wells, Gladys
White, J. J.
Wilcox, Zenes
Wilkins, Emma
Williams, John
Williams, Luellan
Willoughby, Reason
Wilson, Bert
Wilson, Unknown
Woodbury, May
Wright, Walter
X - Y - Z

Zarate, Ramon
Zeitner, Virginia


Odenthal, Norman

NORMAN ODENTHAL

Graveside services for Norman W. Odenthal, 47, 1200 Salem Ave, No. 25, who died Saturday at Albany General Hospital following a lengthy illness, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Willamette Memorial Park with Father Dennis O’Donovan officiating.  Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  He was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Albany, where he had lived most of his life.  He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  He married Barbara Rogers in Twin Falls, Idaho.  She survives.  Other survivors include a daughter, Lola; a son, Mark; his father, William Odenthal of Albany; a half-brother, James S. Smith of Lebanon; a sister, Virginia Fread of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Source: Unknown - Monday, September 17, 1979
Contributed by Pat Esterday


NORMAN W. ODENTHAL

ALBANY ---- Norman W. Odenthal, 48, of 1200 Salem Ave., died Saturday at an Albany hospital following a prolonged illness.  He was a native and life-long resident of the Albany area.  He is survived by wife, Barbara Rogers, Albany; son, Mark, and daughter, Lola; father William, Albany, sister, Virginia Fread, Albany; and half-brother, James S. Smith.  Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Willamette Memorial Park under the direction of Fisher mortuary.

Source: Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) - Monday, September 17, 1979
Contributed by Pat Esterday

Zeitner, Virginia

A graveside service for Virginia Lee Zeitner, of Albany, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Willamette Memorial Park.  Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Zeitner, 56, died the morning of May 13 at her home following a long illness.  She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in AlbanyA Portland St. Mary’s Academy graduate, Mrs. Zeitner, who had qualified for an Associate of Arts degree at Linn-Benton Community College was attending Willamette University in Salem at the time of her death.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and had worked as a waitress.  She married Richard Zeitner on May 13, 1982, in Albany.  He survives.  Other survivors include five children, Arthur Anthony Dunham, Hillsboro, Michael Dunham, Eugene, Erin Mitchel, Jefferson and Ilana Bakke and Kevin Dunham, both of Albany; her father, William Odenthal, Albany; one brother, James Smith, Lebanon; and 12 grandchildren.  A son, Shawn, and one brother, preceded her in death.

Source: Unknown - Tuesday, May 14, 1985
Contributed by Pat Esterday

Odenthal, William

WILLIAM C. ODENTHAL

William C. Odenthal, 85, of Albany, died Sunday, at Lakeside Foster Home.  A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Patrick Walsh at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Willamette Memorial Park.  Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  He was born July 17, 1901, at Humphrey, Neb., and moved to Sublimity at the age of 1 year, where he lived for 16 years.  Odenthal moved to Albany in 1920 where he worked as a salesman in the furniture industry.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.  He married Clara B. Lemons in 1924, at Albany.  She died in 1961.  Survivors include one brother, Leo Odenthal, Stayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A son, Norman, died in 1979, and a daughter, Virginia Zeitner died in May of 1985.

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Pat Esterday


WILLIAM C. ODENTHAL

ALBANY ------- William C. Odenthal, 85, of Albany, died Sunday.  He was born in Humphrey, Neb., and lived in Sublimity before coming here in 1920.  He was a salesman in the furniture induatry and a member of the Catholic Church.  Surviving is his brother, Leo, Stayton.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Willamette Memorial Park.  Arrangements are by Fisher mortuary.

Source: The Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR) - Tuesday, August 5, 1986
Contributed by Pat Esterday

Starr, Abraham

Last Saturday, the 24th inst., a young man named Abraham Starr, living in the forks of the Santiam, near Scio, was kicked by a vicious horse and so badly injured that he died on the following day. Mr. Starr was an industrious young married man and well spoken of by his neighbors. He leaves a young widow to mourn his untimely fate.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, July 29, 1875
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Koofner, John

Linn County

John Koofner, aged 21, was drowned while bathing in Thomas Creek above Scio.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 26, 1886
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Foust, Daughter

Linn County

The daughter of G.W. Foust of Brownsville, died Tuesday. Grandfather Gross died at the residence of his son in law, A.K. Thompson, the same day.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 26, 1886
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Hehn, Helen

HELEN MARIE HEHN HARRISBURG—Funeral for Helen Marie Hehn, Harrisburg, who died June 20, in a Eugene hospital after a two-week illness, will be held Tuesday, June 24, at 1:30 PM, DST, from the chapel of Holman-Hankins-Rilance. Rev. Hal Gross will officiate, and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.  Born March 21, 1907, in The Dalles, Mrs. Hehn was a member of the Rebekah lodge. Survivors include the widower, Roy Hehn, sons, Cpl. Roy J. Hehn, Camp Atturbry, IN, and Guy R. Hehn, Harrisburg; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma K. Philpott; brothers, Henry Rutherford, Beavercreek; Charles, Mulino; Walter, Oregon City; and Roy, Harrisburg; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Wallace, Oregon City; her mother, Mrs. Hester Rutherford; and two grandchildren.

Source: The Enterprise Courier (Oregon City, OR) - Tuesday, June 24, 1952
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Gross, Grandfather

Linn County

The daughter of G.W. Foust of Brownsville, died Tuesday. Grandfather Gross died at the residence of his son in law, A.K. Thompson, the same day.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 26, 1886
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Rutherford, Robert

RUTHERFORD—Robert R. Rutherford, 67, of 340 Moore Street, Harrisburg, passed away February 26, 1984, in Eugene. He was born July 28, 1916, in Oregon City, Oregon. He worked in the woods until 1951 when he bought the Shell Station in Harrisburg and retired in 1981. He was a Councilman and Mayor of Harrisburg for 17 years. He had resided in Harrisburg for 37 years. He was a member of the Albany Elks Lodge. On September 29, 1936, at Highland, Oregon, [illegible section] Services will be held Wednesday, February 29, 1984 at 10 AM at the Harrisburg Methodist Church. Reverend Otis Harden officiating. Concluding services at Lane Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Harrisburg Rescue Squad in care of Murphy Musgrove Funeral Chapel, Junction City.

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, February 28, 1984
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Truax, Willard

Albany, Ore. Sept. 2, A switching train backed into a wagon on which were riding eight harvest hands this evening. All jumped to safety with one exception, Willard Truax, who was crushed under the wheels and fatally injured.

Source: The Spokane Review (Spokane, WA) - Friday, September 6, 1907
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Forster, Lillie

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. for Mrs. Lillie Belle Forster, 90, of Salem.  Mrs. Forster, well-known resident of the Halsey community, died Friday, Jan. 15 at the home of a daughter.

Mrs. Forster was born June 2, 1874 in Creston, Iowa.  She was married to Phillip Jacob Forster, who died, Oct. 22, 1955.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Delia Steinke, Ashland; Mrs. Elizabeth A. Falk, Halsey; Mrs. Blanche M. Sweet, Salem; Mrs. Wilmetta C. Newton, Portland; and one son, Robert L. Forster of Salem.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Forster was a member of the First Christian church of Halsey and the WCTU.

The Rev. Orville Mick of Eastside Christian church in Albany gave the funeral message, with Gary Shoemaker of the Halsey Christian church
assisting with the service.

Mrs. Louise Hill and Mrs. Eunice Dannen sang for the service, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Carey.  Bearers were Lester Albertson, Roy Dannen, Ralph Dannen, Charles R. Hill, Paul R. Quimby and Mel Abraham.

Internment was at Alford cemetery.  The W. T. Rigdon Co. of Salem was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Times (Brownsville, OR) - Thursday, January 21, 1965
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Ross, George

Lebanon, Ore. – George Ross, a prominent farmer of this vicinity, died at the farm home two miles north of Lebanon, May 10. Mr. Ross was born at Cadiz, Ohio, September 24, 1840, and had been a resident on the farm on which he died for 30 years. He came to Oregon in 1875, and first settled at Milwaukee, where he resided for a few years. He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted in July, 1861, in the Second Illinois cavalry. At Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1863, he was seriously wounded in battle. In 1865 he was married to Ida F. English at Bloomington, Ill. She died December 27, 1907. He leaves five sons and one daughter, Frank E., Will H., Charles V., and George E. of Lebanon, and Mrs. Ida May Simonds of Clearwater, Kan.

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

Brauff, W. S.

W.S. Brauff of Victoria, Tenn., was killed by a train at Tangent [Oregon], April 26.

Source: Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA) - Saturday, May 7, 1892
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Vassalo, Etta

Albany Democrat: On account of the death, and funeral, of Mrs. Etta B. Vassalo, daughter of the senior
editor of the Democrat, there will be no paper issued from this office tomorrow evening.

Source: The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, August 26, 1893
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Shelton, Harvey

Hon. Harvey Shelton, a pioneer citizen of Linn county, died at his home in Scio, last Monday evening, of apoplexy.
He was 71 years of age. Mr. Sheldon was a member of the legislature in 1882.

Source: The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, August 26, 1893
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

The Man Was A Woman

Her Sex Was Only Discovered After Her Death

ALBANY, Or., June 15 – In the quiet little village of Sweet Home, 20 miles east of this city, there has developed a sensation attending the death of a citizen there.  For many years Otto Lubker and another German have been living quietly together as bachelors.  A few days ago Mr. Lubker’s partner died, when it was discovered his companion was a woman.  She had been living as a man and performing manual labor for years.  Even Mr. Lubker declares he was absolutely ignorant of the fact.  Both were hard-working and industrious Germans.  She was buried at Sweet Home, leaving unsolved the mystery of her strange life.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 16, 1894
Contributed by The History of Today
Stone, Otto

Another Fatal Shot - The Albany Democrat of Thursday gives an account of a fatal accidental shooting as follows:  Yesterday about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Otto Stone, aged 17 years, son of H. M.Stone the bridge builder, who lives near Oakville, in this county, was a a shooting match at B. N. Tharps's across the river in Benton county.  Young Stone had shot at the target and he was to be followed by George Tharp, son of B. N. Tharp.  Stone immediately after the shooting, and without the knowledge of young Tharp, went around behind the wagon upon which the target was placed to examine his sot when young Tharp shot at the target, the ball hitting young Stone in the breast killing him instantly, he uttering only the word "Oh," when pierced by the deadly bullet.  Young Stone was brought over to-day and then taken to Oakville for burial.  We are informed that young Tharp is nearly crazed over the fatal shooting.  Young Stone and Tharp were relations.


Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 4,1890


Otto Stone was shot and killed last Thursday by his cousin, George Thorpe, at Albany, Oregon.  The young men were shooting at a target, which was placed on a wagon.  Stone went behind the wagon to note the effect of the shot he had just fired, and Thorpe not observing Stone’s whereabouts, fired the fatal shot.

Source: The Daily Boomerang (Laramie, WY) - Wednesday, January 8, 1890
Mutinsky, Edward

SWEET HOME - A memorial service will be held May 20 for Edward J. Mutinsky of Sweet Home, who died May 11 of cancer. He was 92.

He was born Oct. 30, 1907, in Chicago to Joseph and Marie Mutinsky. He married Helen Svarc in IL., on April 26, 1934. She died in 1993.

In 1933, He graduated from the Univ. of IL. and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army. During World War II, he served in North Africa. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and remained in the Army Reserve. He worked in Alameda, CA., as a mechanical engineer for Pacific Coast Engineering Co. He helped build dams and cranes for containerized shipping. His interest included golf and the stock market.

Survivors include a son, Lloyd of Sweet Home.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Community Chapel in Sweet Home. Workmen & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Community Chapel, 42250 Ames Creek Road, Sweet Home, OR 97386.

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, May 18, 2000
Hiatt, Mrs.

Mrs. Hiatt Died From Her Wounds

Albany, Or., Oct., 5 – Mrs. Hiatt, the victim of the recent Jordan shooting, died this morning.  Mrs. Hannah, who is charged with the killing, is in jail here without bonds.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, October 6, 1895
Newman, Mary

Mary A. Newman, an inmate of the asylum, committed suicide by hanging last night.  A rope was constructed of bedding and one end tied to the bars over the transom.  She was found at 5:30 this morning.  A coroner’s jury exonerated the management.  Mrs. Newman was 36 years old, ad was committed the second time from Albany two weeks ago.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, June 8, 1895
Snead, Hiram

Hiram Snead, one of the oldest citizens of Albany, died Saturday evening of dropsy; aged 65 years.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, October 29, 1888
Settle, Lavina

Mrs. Lavina Settle, died at her home near Halsey, September 26.

She was born at Sweet Home, Linn county, Oregon, August 19, 1895. When a child, she moved with her parents to Belknap Springs.  In June, 1884, she moved to Halsey.  October 28, 1885, she was married to James W. Morgan.  To them were born two children, both of whom have hone on before.  She, with her husband, united with the M. E. church at Halsey in the spring of 1895, and lived in the Christian faith up to death.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, October 5, 1896
Cox, Mary

Mrs. Mary Jane Cox died at the home of her daughter in Albany, September 28, at the age of 81 years and 11 months.  Her husband died in Chicago many years ago. She was a pioneer resident of the county, highly respected by all.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, October 5, 1896
Perry, Paul

Fatal Fall From a Hay Loft

Paul Perry, a young man, was working in the barn on the farm of Samuel Jones, three miles north of Miller’s, in Linn county, Friday when he fell from a hay loft upon the floor, where he was found dead by a boy who had been with him, but who was absent when the accident happened.  As no one say it, just how the accident happened was not known.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Monday, August 6, 1896
Contributed by The History of Today
Sprenger, Scott

Services were conducted last week at Shedd Cemetery for Scott Clifford Sprenger, three-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sprenger, Albany.  He died at n Albany hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Sprenger, Shedd, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hollis, Salem.

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, April 3, 1950
Barr, Jesse

Mr. Jesse Barr, a pioneer of Linn county, died at his farm residence near Sweet Home on the 3d inst., aged 75 years.  He was a man respected by all, and was among the early settlers of Oregon.  He leaves a large circle of relatives and acquaintances to mourn his demise.

Source: Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, January 7, 1893
Scott, John

Oregon Dead

Tangent – John Scott died of old age, Sunday.  He was 84 years old.  Mr. Scott came to Oregon from Iowa in 1853.  He leaves two sons and two daughters.

Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Wednesday, August 10, 1898
Zarate, Ramon

Ramon Zarate, Jr.

Albany - Ramon Zarate Jr, 7-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Zarate, of Rt. 1, box 269-K, died Wednesday at an Albany hospital after a short illness.

Born in Los Ebanos, tex., Dec. 30, 1969, he was with his parents, who are migrant farm workers in the Albany area.

Surviving besides the parents is sister Maria Zarate, at home.

Services will be in Rio Grande City, Tex.

Source: The Statesman (Salem, OR) - Thursday, August 6, 1970
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Fields, Marion

Homicide - A young man by the name of Marion Fields was shot and instantly killed, at Brownsville, on the 1st inst., by a druggist named Chas. Williams.  Fields, while intoxicated, went into the drug store and demanded liquor, which was refused.  A difficulty ensued, with the above result.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, February 9, 1878
Plaster, Ruth

Near Brownsville, April 3, 1878, Ruth, wife of Michael Plaster, aged 39 years and 4 days.  Missouri and Illinois papers please copy.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, April 13, 1878
Rice, Frank

Suicide

We are called upon to chronicle another awful tragedy in Linn county.  On Tuesday morning last Mr. Frank M. Rice, who resides on Muddy, about three miles south of Halsey, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart with a ball from his rifle while lying in bed.  The circumstance, briefly, as related to us, are these:  Mr. Rice had been complaining of bad health for months past, and time and again had told members of his family that he (Rice) would not live long.  Mr. Lish Sperry, a relative arrived at the residence of Mr. Rice the evening previous on a short visit.  Early Tuesday morning Mrs. Rice, wife of deceased, arose at the usual hour leaving her husband in bed, and went about preparing the morning meal.  For months past Mr. Rice has been in the habit of lying in bed until breakfast was ready each morning and objected to being disturbed until such time as he chose to arise.  Mr[s]. Rice being well acquainted with this fact, when breakfast was ready quietly went to his room, but finding the door closed and all quiet, retired without making any attempt to disturb him.  About 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning, at the request of Mr. Sperry, who was about to depart and desired to see Mr. Rice before he left, Mrs. Rice repaired to the room occupied by her husband, and upon opening the door she was at once made aware of the terrible tragedy that had been enacted in all probability very soon after she had left the room when she first arose.  Deceased had apparently gotten up out of bed, secured his rifle, laid down again upon the bed, and placed the muzzle of the gun just below the nipple of the left breast, had exploded it by placing his toe against the trigger.  Deceased was about forty years of age, and was in good circumstances.  At present there is no known cause for the terrible act.  - Albany Register

Source: The Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) - Saturday, March 9, 1878
Leedy, Daniel

Mr. Daniel Leedy, the pioneer who died at his home in Albany Sunday at the age of 80 years, was the father of Mr. John Leedy and Mrs. Sarah Baltimore, who formerly resided in this city.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle (The Dalles, OR) – Thursday, December 1, 1898
Moore, Jonah

Pioneer Miner Passes

Jonah W. Moore Discoverer of Luck Boy

Southern Oregon Man Reaches Age 88, of Which More Than 50 Spent in Mines.

Jonah Wiseman Moore, 88, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Iva Waters, in Brownsville, Or., December 17, after a month's illness.  He was born in Sheridan county, Missouri, October 15, 1839.  He crossed the plains with his parents, traveling by ox team, in 1852.  They arrived in Oregon in the fall.  A few years later he took up mining in Josephine county, an occupation he followed for over 50 years.

Mr. Moore and two old-time friends, George A. Dyson and N. B. Standish, the latter now dead, discovered and operated the Lucky Boy mine in the Blue river district.  This proved a rich mine and they sold out to a Portland firm.  Mr. Moore was enthusiastic over mining almost to the end of his day, and he and Mr. Dyson, now of Los Angeles, having gone on prospecting trips even after becoming octogenarians.

Mr. Moore married Miss Elizabeth Garrett of Clackamas county in 1870.  To this union five children were born: Mrs. C. B. Wilson of Oregon City, Mrs. Iva Waters and Mrs. S. B. Sawyer of Brownsville, and Robert A. Moore of Los Angeles, Cal., and Luster Invine, who died in infancy.

Mr. Moore joined the Brownsville Baptist church in 1896, fro which the funeral services were held Monday, December 19, Rev. M. T. Habershon officiating, and burial was in the Odd Fellow's cemetery near Harrisburg, besides his wife, who died in 1888.

Mr. Moore had been an Odd Fellow for over 60 years, and the members of the lodge had charge of the services at the cemetery.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, January 1, 1928
Miller, Mrs. R. C.

Mrs. R. C. Miller, Oregon Pioneer of 1853

Lebanon, July 20 – Mrs. R. C. Miller, an Oregon pioneer of 1853, died here today from cancer, after an illness of several months, aged 64 years.  She was born in Missouri January 31, 1837, and was married to Hon. R. C. Miller in 1859, who, with six children, survives her – M. A. and B. F. Miller, Lebanon; C. F. Miller, Forest Grove; Mrs. C. D. Montague, Mrs. Lee Armstrong, and Miss Nona Miller, of Lebanon.

Source: Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, July 21, 1901
Baldwin, James

ALBANY, Or., July 31.-(Special)- James Baldwin, 89, civil war veteran who had lived here for several years, died at his home here Saturday and was buried yesterday at Cottage Grove, following funeral services here Sunday afternoon, Mr. Burns [sic] was a native of Indiana. He is survived by his widow.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, August 1, 1928
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Butler, Sarah

Lebanon, Or., May 27 – (Special) – Mrs. Sarah Butler, widow of Joseph butler of Lebanon, died at the home of her son, Charles butler, here May 21, and the funeral was held from the Methodist church May 23.  She was born in Guthrie county, Iowa, February 20, 1865, and came to Oregon with her husband about 30 years ago, living here since that time.  She is survived by one son, Charles Butler, and two daughters, Mrs. Oren Morris and Mrs. Ross Whinnery, all of Lebanon, and one grandson, Kenneth Butler.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, May 28, 1929
Hindman, S. M. W.

Albany, Or., Feb. 6 – (Special) – S. M. W. Hindman, who died at his home in Prineville yesterday at the age of 97 years, was a Linn county pioneer and spent much of his life in Albany and Lebanon.

He came to Albany about 1862 and resided in this city for many years.  He then located on a farm near Knox butte, east of Albany, and later went to Lebanon, where he resided for several years.  He went to Prineville more than 20 years ago.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, February 7, 1920
Pierce, Ben

Harrisburg, Or., Feb. 6 – (Special) – Ben F. Pierce died at his home east of this place Tuesday and was buried yesterday by the Oddfellows.  He was born here on his father’s donation land claim September 20, 1862, and on October 17, 1888 married Miss Emma Arnspiger.  Besides his widow he leaves two sons, Ivan and Clarence, and three daughter, Nettie, Grace and Ina.  He is also survived by two brothers, D. H. Pierce of Albany and J. M. Pierce of Ephrata, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. William Porter of Corvallis.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, February 7, 1920
Petersen, Frances

Mrs. Frances Williams Petersen, 89, died December 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora C. Hornaday of 2210 Glover road, and was buried Wednesday, January 4, at Albany, Or.

Born in Iowa on December 8, 1843, she came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lytle, by ox-team in 1849, the family settling near Coburg.  There she was married to J. B. Williams at the age of 15.  He died in Albany in 1889; later she married P. Petersen, who died in 1919.  She had made her home with her daughter the last 24 years.

In addition to Mrs. Hornaday, she is survived by two sons, Henry M. Williams of Portland and Jerome Williams of Albany; one brother, Lucien Lytle of Jacksonville; three sisters, Louisa Crain and Isa Poindexter of Prineville and Floretta Batdorf of Gladstone; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, January 7, 1933
Wilson, Bert

Sweet Home, Or., Oct. 17 – (Special) – Bert Wilson, well-known physician, died near Bend, Or., October 9.  He was a son of Mrs. Eva Wilson of Sweet Home.  The body was brought to Sweet Home for burial.  Funeral services were held at the Christian church October 12.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, October 18, 1921
Ferguson, Orren

Albany, Or., Dec. 24 – (Special) – The funeral of O. C. Ferguson, a resident of Oregon for the last 48 years, who died at his home in this city Wednesday, was held this afternoon at the Fortmiller chapel.  Rev. Roy Healey, pastor of the First Christian church of Albany, conducting the services and interment was at the Riverside cemetery.  Mr. Ferguson is survived by his widow and six children: Mrs. E. L. Finn, of Sacramento, Cal.; Mrs. Bert Russell of Portland, Mrs. C. D. Wallace of Dallas, Or.; Roy Ferguson of Clinton, Wash., and Thomas K. Ferguson of Albany.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, December 26, 1921
Hart, George

Albany, Or., April 17 – Asa S. Hart, of Albany, received word yesterday that his brother, George B. Hart, of the United States customs service in the Philippines, had died of pneumonia in the Presidio hospital at San Francisco.  The funeral will be held here.

Mr. Hart went to the Philippines with Company L, Second Oregon Volunteers, of Albany, and served throughout the war.  He then entered the customs service at Manila and was rising rapidly.  Prior to the war Mr. Hart was an attorney at Grant's Pass.  He was 35 years of age.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, April 18, 1906
Crabtree, Frank

Albany, Or., Aug. 21 – (Special) – Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Frank Crabtree, 78, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. C. Cyrus, at Corvallis yesterday.  Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery at Scio.  Crabtree was formerly Linn county clerk.  The town of Crabtree was named for his father.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Glunz, Herman

Brownsville, Or., Aug. 21 – (Special) – The funeral of Herman Glunz, who died at the Corvallis hospital Friday, was held here yesterday, with interment at the Masonic cemetery.  Mr. Glunz while working in the timber near Brownsville about a month ago was injured when steel from a sledge entered his body, piercing his intestines.  He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Dorothy Glunz, a sister, Mrs. Violet Samuelson of Brownsville, and by his mother.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Cochell, Juliette

Albany, Or., Aug. 21 – (Special) – Mrs. Juliette Cochell, 73, died at the Albany general hospital Sunday as a result of a stroke of paralysis suffered Wednesday.  Funeral services were held this afternoon.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Miller, Lillie

Albany, Or., Aug. 21 – (Special) – Funeral services were held in Jefferson yesterday for Mrs. Lillie Miller, who died at her home there Sunday.  Mrs. Miller was born near Jefferson, June 23, 1897.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Mitchell, Harriet

Albany, Or., March 2 – (Special) – Mrs. Harriet Mitchell, 79, widow of F. M. Mitchell, ex-Linn county fruit grower, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. I. A. Valentine, at Springfield, OR., Tuesday and was buried in Riverside cemetery, following funeral services at Albany.  Mrs. Mitchell was born January 29, 1854, at Harrisburg, Or., and had spent all her life in Linn county.  She was married here May 15, 1898.  Surviving are three brothers and the sister.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Friday, March 3, 1933
Boyd, Elsie

Died -
Last Friday's Eugene Guard has the following: “Died, Mrs. H. J. Boyd nee Miss Elsie Whipple, daughter of the late E. W. Whipple, and Mrs. Whipple-Moore, died at Lebanon yesterday, after a protracted illness from lung troubles, aged 26 years.”  The remains were brought to Eugene, the funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery.  Mrs. Boyd was well known by Cottage Grove people, having been raised here.

Source: Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR) - Friday, November 10, 1899
Simons, Marcy

Death Of Mrs. Simons

Oregon’s Oldest Citizen Dies at the Remarkable Age of 106 Years.

Mrs. Simons died at home of her son, Daniel Simons, near Sodaville, February 1, 1899, at the very advanced age of about 106 years.  The exact date of her birth is not known but he age as nearly as can be learned, and as she believed, was as stated.  Mrs. Simons was at the head of five generations, descending through her daughter Mrs. Young, her daughter Mrs. John Clelan, her daughter Mrs. C. G. Rawlings to her child, a record to be proud of.

Mrs. Simons came to Oregon in 1858.

Source: Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Friday, February 3, 1899
Marshall, John

Met A Horrible Fate

John Marshall of Lebanon, Received Fatal Burns While Intoxicated

Unmarried – Had Property

Lebanon, Feb. 8 – John Marshall, aged 65 years, died at his home, seven miles east of this city Monday might, from the effects of burns received during the partial destruction of his house by fire early Sunday morning.  Marshall was in Lebanon Saturday, and it is said that he drank considerably, and also purchased a quantity of liquor and took it home with him.  He was not seen again that day.  The next morning, John Craft, a neighbor, called at his place, and receiving no response to a knock, opened the door and walked in.  He found Marshall in bed with his clothing almost burned off, his left side burned to a crisp, and his head singed.  The floor was in flames, and Craft extinguished the fire.  Medical aid for the injured man was at once summoned, but all efforts to save his life were futile, and he died within 28 hours after he was found by Craft.

Marshall had lived near here for many years, was a hard working man, was possessed of considerable property, and was unmarried.  So far as known, he has no relatives.  How he received his injuries is not known, but it is supposed that while intoxicated he fell against the stove and his clothing was ignited by the sparks.

Source: Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, February 9, 1899
Bilyeu, Infant

Burned to Death

On Thursday of last week a little six-months old son of Martin Bilyeu, of Scio, met with a horrible death.  Mrs. Bilyeu was visiting at the residence of her mother, Mrs. F. P. Deveney[?], between Jefferson and Scio.  The mother placed the baby upon a rug in front of the fire place, and with her mother left the room.  Soon after they heard the child scream, and on rushing in found it enveloped in flames.  It had crept up near enough to the fire to set its clothing on fire.  The women seized the child and quickly put out the blaze, but it was frightfully burned, the tender flesh being almost cooked on several portions of its body.  It was conveyed at once to Scio for medical treatment, but it survived but a few hours.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) -  Saturday, March 22, 1890
McFarland, Mrs. W. H.

Died – Mrs. W. H. McFarland, aged 45 years, a sister of Mrs. J. L. Page, died at Albany Thursday morning, April 10, of a cancer.  Mr. Page went below on Friday morning to attend the funeral.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) -  Saturday, April 12, 1890
Blunt, Reuben R.

Suicide. --We learn from the Albany Journal, of the 19th, that a prosperous farmer in Linn county, named Reuben R. Blunt, committed suicide on the 18th, by shooting himself through the head.   His mind seemed to be diseased, and he was laboring under mental depression on religious subjects.  He was considered one of the best citizens of that county, and is sincerely mourned by a large circle of all parties.

Source: Oregon Sentinel, (Jacksonville, OR) - Saturday, August 31, 1867
Contributed by Unknown FoFG: 68.98
Miller, Edgar Poe

DIED.   September 25th, 1865, at the residence of  Thos. Wagner, in Linn county, Edgar Poe, twin son of Rev. J. W. and Susan E. Miller, as they were returning to Southern Oregon.  Aged 6 years, 7 months and 3 days.

Source: Oregon Sentinel, (Jacksonville, OR) - Saturday, October 07, 1865
Contributed by Unknown FoFG: 68.98
Cusick, Eugene

Albany, Or., March 23 – (Special) – Eugene Cusick, son of J. W. Cusick, a prominent banker and business man of Albany, died last evening in the Salem hospital.  Death was the result of an operation for appendicitis, the third one with the last few weeks.  Eugene was a student at Bishop Scott Academy, in Portland, at the time was taken sick.  He was 17 years of age.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, March 24, 1904
Crooks, S. T.

Albany, Or., March 23 – (Special) – S. T. Crooks, a pioneer resident of Oregon and Linn County, died at his home near Millersburg, on Tuesday, March 22.  Mr. Crooks was born on December 6, 1846, and came to Oregon in 1848 by ox team.  He is survived by a wife, two daughters and four sons.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, March 24, 1904

Dollarhyde, Jesse

HARRISBURG - The funeral will be held today, March 7, for Jesse J. Dollarhyde of Harrisburg who died March 5 of a heart attack.  He was 75.

Dollarhyde was born April 12, 1921, in Salina, Okla., to William and Bessie Dollarhyde.

He married Dolly Gaylor in Leach, Okla., on May 16, 1939.

Before moving to Harrisburg a year ago, Dollarhyde lived in Glide and in Stayton.  He worked at Golden West Mobile Home Manufacturing Co.

Dollarhyde enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, sharing the Bible and spending time with his family.  He was a member of the carpenters union.

Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Ellen Lott and Shirley Hutcheson, both of Albany, Ive Nollen of Jefferson, Polly Murphy of Harrisburg, Sue Pomroy of San Marcos, Calif., and Regina Durfee of Lebanon; two sons, Dewane of Keizer and Frank of Goldendale, Wash.; three sisters, Bertha Sitsler and Jewell Russell, both of Oklahoma, and Ethel Russell of Stayton; two brothers, Alvie and Roy, both of Oklahoma; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Today's service is at 11 a.m. at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.  Burial will be at Oak Creek Cemetery in Glide.

Source: The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - March 7, 1997
White, J. J.

J.J. White, a prominent pioneer resident of Brownville, died Friday afternoon, July 17, 1896. He death was sudden. He had been out-doors the day previous, but was attacked with terrible pains from cancer of the liver, with which he has been afflicted, and falling into a stupor, never regained consciousness.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, July 20, 1898
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Lowell, Caroline

HARRISBURG, July 1 – (Special) – Mrs. O. Lowell died early Saturday morning at the Albany hospital.  Her illness was brief, an attack of pneumonia following a bad cold.

Mrs. Lowell (Caroline Elizabeth Tennant) was born at Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 27, 1888.  She was a graduate nurse of Columbia hospital in Chicago.  She has lived in Harrisburg since her marriage to Mr. Lowell, June 26, 1915.  Three children, Mettie, James and Mary, three sisters and a brother survive.

Source: Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, July 1, 1935
Parker, Allen

A Lincoln County Death

Hon. Allen Parker, one of  Oregon’s prominent citizens, died at his home at Toledo Sunday evening, after a lingering illness.

Deceased was born in Ross county, Ohio, in 1828, and in 1852 he came to Oregon.  He was married that year to Miss Julia Umphrey, and they resided in Linn county until 1878, where he engaged in farming and running a small sawmill.  He was elected sheriff in 1872 and mayor of Albany in 1876.  He was a representative to the legislature from Benton county in 1880 and 1882.  He was faithful in all he trusts and won the love and respect of all who knew him.

He leaves a wife and five children: Mrs. Virgil Parker, of Albany; Mrs. J. A. McMillan, of Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. A. B. Hughes, Astoria; W. H. Parker, of Salem, and Frank Parker, of Toledo.

The funeral was held Monday at Toledo, and the remains were brought to Albany, where they were interred in the Masonic cemetery.

Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Tuesday, May 2, 1905


ALBANY, Or., May 2 – Honorable Allen Parker, one of Oregon’s best-known pioneers, and at one time the leading citizen of Albany, died at Toledo, Lincoln County, late last night, at the advanced age of 77 years.  Mr. Parker had been ill for some time.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, May 3, 1905
Church, Joseph

Died
In Harrisburg, on the 12th inst., of putrid sore throat, Joseph W., son of S. T. and E. C. Church, aged one year eleven months and twenty-four days.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) - Saturday, May 24, 1862
Benjamin, Gideon

DROWNED – In the Calapooia, near Brownsville, Linn county, on the 14th inst., Gideon Benjamin.  He was driving stock across the ford and his hat blew off in the stream, and he, in trying to recover it, got into deep water below the ford and drowned himself and horse.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) - Saturday, June 21, 1862
Edmunds, Edwin

October 12th, 1862, at Diamond Hill, Linn County, Ogn., Edwin Othneil, only child of Rev. A. C. and Mary A. Edmunds, aged ten weeks and five days.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) – Saturday, October 18, 1862
Wilcox, Zenes

A son or Mr. Witcox, blacksmith, residing near Brownsville, Linn county, aged about thirteen years, was killed in a most shocking manner on Saturday the 15th inst.  He was riding a horse with the haltar strap fastened around his wrist when the horse becoming frightened, threw him off and dragged him about two hundred yards, kicking his head into a jelly.  His left arm was also broken in two places.

Source:The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) – Saturday, November 29, 1862
Jones, David

A Mr. Jones of Lebanon, Linn county, was found dead on an island in the Santiam river, near Lebanon, on the 17th inst.  He had gone  on to the island to drive off some cattle, fearing a rise in the river, and it was supposed that he died from disease of the heart.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) – Saturday, February 28, 1863
Alderson, Christoper

Killed By Freight Train

Albany, Ore., Oct. 12 – Rev. C. Alderson, a pioneer Methodist minister, now retired, living at Salem, was instantly killed this morning by the engine of a freight train.  He was burled from the trestle 30 feet down and forward to the rocks of Pennywinkle creek, this city.  His skull was crushed by the fall.

Rev. Mr. Alderson was walking on the track to the depot, and was on the middle trestle when the train approached.  He was starting home, after a visit to his daughter at Albany.  He was over 80 years old.

Source: Bohemia Nugget (Cottage Grove, OR) – Wednesday, October 16, 1907
Kizer, Mary

Mrs. Mary Kizer Dies At Lifetime Home

Mrs. Mary F. Kizer, the mother of O. F. Kizer, the janitor of the Lincoln school, was stricken with paralysis at her home between Harrisburg and Rowland station, last Saturday morning, and died, without having regained consciousness, Sunday evening, January 1st.  The funeral took place at the church at Offord station, at 1 p.m. yesterday.  The burial was at the cemetery near by.

Mrs. Kizer was 85 years old March 3rd last.  She and her aged husband, who survives her, have lived on the farm where she died ever since they were married in 1859.  All their children were born there.  Of the seven still living, all but one lives within a comparatively short distance.  Their names, in the order of age are: Mrs. N. E. Taylor, Albany; O. F. Kizer, Springfield; C. P. Kizer, near Harrisburg; H. L. Kizer, near Albany; Mrs. Ira Bardwell, Wapato, Wash.; Mrs. James Watson, Airlie, Oregon; Francis Kizer, near Harrisburg.

All were present at the time of their mother's death.  Mrs. Bardwell happened to be at the bedside of a son, in a Portland, whose death was daily expected; and she was enabled to reach her mother's bedside about an hour before her death.

With these two deaths and the death of Mrs. O. F. Kizers brother in Boston, mentioned last week, the family circle has had its full share of affliction in the past few days.

Source: The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, January 5, 1922
Tetzie, George

George Tetzie, Boxer, Dies From Injuries

In a boxing contest at the armory in Eugene, last Friday evening between Carl Miller, of Eugene, and George Tetzie, of Brownsville, Tetzie received injuries from which he died Saturday night.  A post mortem examination showed that he died of hemorrhage of the brain.  He was a butcher, and was about 34 years of age.  He was buried at Brownsville Tuesday.

Source: The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, April 6, 1922
Kendall, Charles
Healy, Roy


Sheriff And Minister Killed By Moonshiner

C. M. Kendall, sheriff of Linn county, accompanied by Rev. Roy Healy, pastor of the Christian church at Albany, went to the home of an aged farmer, named David F. West, near Plainview, between Brownsville and Albany yesterday to search for a still.  During their search, West came out with a rifle, and shot and killed them both.  When the new reached Albany, a posse went out to capture West. Finding himself surrounded, he shot and killed himself.

Rev. Mr. Healy was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sidwell of this city.  He was a graduate of the Eugene Bible University, and was well known here and in Eugene.

Source: The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, June 22, 1922
Myers, Sigwert

Lineman Killed By Shock At Albany

While Sigwert Myers, a lineman in the employ of the Mountain States Power company, was working in the sub-station at Albany last Thursday, one of his arms came in contact with a 2300 volt current.  He was knocked down, but was afterwards able to crawl a short distance.  Two physicians worked with him for two or three hours, with the use of a pulmotor, but failed to resuscitate him.  His heart continued to beat for probably two hours.

Mr. Myers' home was at Albany.  He was buried there last Sunday.  He leaves a wife and a boy about 3 years old.  He had frequently been in Springfield in the line of his work, and was known to a number of persons here.

Source: The Springfield News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, August 10, 1922
Nord, Tamar

Tamar Jane Weller Nord, 97, died Thurs., July 2, at her home in Lebanon, Or.  She was buried in the IOOF Cemetery.  Rev. Tom Shepherd officiated with Jost Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

She was born Tamar Jane Weller on Feb. 26, 1890, at Mountain View, Mo. to John William Weller and Elizabeth Jane Weller.  She is a sister of Gladys Bales of Mountain View and Lester Ray Weller of Lebanon, Or. and the late Charles Wller, Burley Weller, Lucy Todd, Walter Weller and Ellen Willbanks and numerous nieces and nephews.

Until 1950 she worked as a welder in the Portland shipyards. In 1953 she married Charles Nord in Portland.  He preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Nord moved to Lebanon in 1977 and resided there since.

Source: Unknown newspaper, - Wednesday, August 5, 1987
Submitted by Marjorie M. Medley

Holcomb, John

J. A. Holcomb, a prominent farmer and pure bred stock raiser of Alvadore southwest of Junction City, died at the Harrisburg hospital in Harrisburg, Saturday at the age of [?] years.

Mr. Holcomb came to Lane county 10 or 12 years ago and purchased one of the best farms in the county on what is known as Fern Ridge. He has been a leader in progressive agriculture since that time.

Besides his widow, Mr. Holcomb, leaves two sons, C. A. Holcomb and D. Holcomb, of both Alvadore, and a daughter, Miss Blanche Holcomb, at home. He was a member of the local lodge of Knights of Pythias and took a great deal of interest in affairs with which the lodge has been connected. He was also a member of Eugene lodge of Elks.

Mr. Holcomb enjoyed the high esteem of a large circle of friends in Junction City and this community, who extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. He was a man among men. To know him was to admire him for his many precious qualities. At all times under all circumstances, he walked the well beaten path of righteousness. Could all [?] the just and upright life th[?] A. Holcomb lived, and died. His trusting faith, death could no longer be called “The King of Terrors” for he inspired no terror there. The sorrowing family will look forward to the brighter future where this temporary separation will end in an eternal reunion.

Source: Junction City Times (Junction City, OR) - Thursday, April 1, 1920
Contributed by Karen Windheim

Bashor, Jacob

J. F. Bashor, of Amity Dies

ALBANY, OR., Oct. 3 – (Special) – J. F. Bashor, of Amity, Yamhill County, died this morning in St. Mary's Hospital in this city.  Born in Tennessee 43 years ago, he came to Oregon in 1879 and had lived for several years at Amity, being employed as a timekeeper by the Southern Pacific Company.  He is survived by a widow, Ida Leedy Bashor and four children, Zella Walling, Mildred Bashor, Bennie Bashor and Franklin Bashor, all of whom reside at Amity.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Tuesday, October 4, 1910
Adkins, Irvine

Albany Pioneer Dead

ALBANY, Or., Oct. 3 – (Special) – The funeral of Irvine C. Adkins, who died at his home near Albany Saturday, was held in this city yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Adkins was born in Benton County August 7, 1852.  He is survived by his widow, Sarah A. Adkins, and one son, Wayne Adkins, both residing near this city.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Tuesday, October 4, 1910
Cunningham, Anna

DROWNED – From the Albany Democrat we learn that a little daughter of John Cunningham’s, near Brownsville, fell into a ditch of running water, one day last week, and when rescued by her mother, life was so far gone that all efforts to resuscitate her were unavailing.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, March 2, 1872
Logan, Martha

Mrs. Martha Logan died in Albany, Saturday, at the age of 63 years.  She was born in Preston, England, and came to Oregon 26 years ago, and shortly afterwards to Albany.  She left two sons.

Source: East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – Monday, August 20, 1900
Cochran, George

George W. Cochran Dies

Pioneer of 1851 and Resident of Linn County 62 Years Passes

ALBANY, Or., Sept. 10 – (Special) – George W. Cochran, Oregon pioneer of 1851 and resident of Linn County continuously for 62 years, died this morning at his home in Tangent at the age of 62.  He was widely known throughout this section of the state.

Mr. Cochran was born in De Kalb County, Mo., May 17, 1851, while his parents were en route across the plains to Oregon.  The family arrived in the Fall of 1851 and his father, James Cochran, took up a donation land claim six miles south of Albany, near the present town of Tangent.

Mr. Cochran on October 1, 1874, married Eugenia K. couch, who survives him.  He also leaves two children, Ernest C. Cochran, of Portland, and James C. Cochran, of Tangent.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, September 11, 1913
Pearce, Ashby

Death of Ashby Pearce

Linn County Pioneer Wills All His Property to Church

ALBANY, Or., June 2 – Ashby Pearce, a prominent pioneer of this city, died at his home in Albany yesterday.  He was born in Harrison County, Indiana, June 30, 1821, and came to Oregon in 1847.  For many years he resided opposite Albany, running the ferry at this city.  He was an enthusiastic member of the Oregon Pioneer's Association.  He accumulated considerable property, all of which was left to the Universalist church.  His wife died a few years ago, and he left no relatives except a sister at this city and one in the East.  The funeral occurred in the Pearce Memorial Church, built by him as a monument after he should pass away.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Tuesday, June 3, 1902
Cox, Anderson

DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN CITIZEN – Anderson Cox, a resident of Walla Walla, and for many years a citizen of Oregon, died a few days ago, very suddenly, of bilious colic, whilst on his way home from the Palouse country.  Mr. Cox once figured prominently in the politics of this state, and once represented Linn county in the Legislature.  He was about sixty years of age.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, April 6, 1872
Hueston, Sydney

SUICIDE – A dispatch from Albany, May 7th, says: A man named Sydney Hueston, living near Harrisburg, in this county, committed suicide yesterday morning by cutting his throat with a razor.  He had complained of being unwell, and on the morning of the tragedy asked his wife if he would have time to look after his sheep before breakfast.  Being answered in the affirmative, he started for the pasture, and not returning for some time his wife went in quest of him.  She did not succeed in finding him, and a force of neighbors being sent for he was finally found in the pasture with his throat cut and life nearly extinct.  He leaves a wife and a small family of children.  His father and several brothers reside in the county.  He was a well-to-do farmer, and one of the earliest settlers.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 11, 1872
Farrier, William
Perman, Unknown


TWO MEN DROWNED – A dispatch from Albany, May 13, says that a distressing accident by which two men lost their lives occurred at Harrisburg on last Sunday.  Three men, named Riley, Perman, and Farrier, were riding on the river in a skiff, when it upset and Perman and Farrier were drowned.  The other man succeeded in reaching the shore.

Source: Willamette Farmer (Salem, OR) – Saturday, May 18, 1872
McIlwain, A. B.

A. B. McIlwain, a well known business man of Albany, died suddenly yesterday at noon.  He was sitting at the dinner table and reading an account of the death of Ex-Governor Chadwick, and remarked: “That is the same disease I have,” and fell over dead.

Source: The Plaindealer (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday, January 17, 1895
Blakely, James

Captain Blakely Past 100, Is Dead

Historic Pioneer Ends Long Span of Life

Century Mark Well Passed

Co-Founder of Brownsville, Or., Victim of Illness

Plains Crossed in 1846

Veteran of Indian Wars in Rogue River Valley and Organizer of Oregon Volunteers Also Was Member of Legislature

Brownsville, Or - Jan  23 (Special) -- In the death of Captain James Blakely, 100 years and 2 months old, here tonight at 6:45 o'clock Oregon lost an historic pioneer. Captain Blakely has long been considered the oldest pioneer of the state. His span of life stretched from the close of the second war with England in 1812.

Captain Blakely's death came after an illness of several months, although for a time his recovery seemed so promising that November 26 he sat at the head of the family table and took part in a celebration in honor of his 100th birthday. Five generations, including himself, were present at the dinner and in the evening Brownsville citizens gave a celebration in the tabernacle in his honor.

Plains Crossed in 1846

Captain Blakely was born in Lynes County, Tennessee, November 26, 1812 and received his education there. In 1828 he moved with his family to Missouri, where he lived until April 4, 1846. In that year he started for Oregon, arriving at the place which is now Brownsville October 9 of that year. With his uncle, Hugh L. Brown, after whom Brownsville later was named, he took up a donation claim and started Brownsville in 1855. He became with his uncle a member of one of the leading mercantile establishments of that section.

To Captain Blakely fell honors in war, as in statesmanship and local affairs. He assisted in organizing Company E, Oregon Volunteers, in March 1856, and was elected Captain. He organized his neighbors later for a three months' war with the Rogue River Indians and returned home July 4 with the "Declaration of Independence from Indian Troubles." As a member of Linn County to the Oregon

Legislature during the session in which Senator Mitchell was elected to the United States the first time, Captain Blakely distinguished himself. He had been a lifelong Democrat and was always active in state affairs and in local undertakings. He had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church here since its organization.

Ten Children Are Raised

Ten children were born to the marriage of Mrs. Sarah Dick in Tennessee in 1833. They are: Mrs. Catherine Lewis, Portland; Mrs. Margaret Smith, Parrot, Mont..; J.M. Blakely, Joseph, Or.; George C. Blakely, The Dalles; J.A. and William Blakely, of Pendleton; Mrs. Harriet Cooley, Mrs. Sarah McFarland, and Henry Blakely, of Brownsville.

At the celebration November 26 the five generations present included Captain Blakely, his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Lewis; her son, Minor Lewis, his daughter, Mrs. Mason Wittenberg, and her baby daughter Alice. At this dinner sugar tongs which have been in the family 75 years were used and a monster birthday cake, holding 100 lighted candles, was on the table. Up to the death Captain Blakely's brain was active and he took enthusiastic interest in current events.

The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Thursday, January 30, 1913
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

Kirkpatrick, Jonathan

LEBANON, Or., Aug. 11 – Word was received at this place Saturday of the death of Rev. J. R. Kirkpatrick, at his home at Los Angeles.  Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick was for several years pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at this place.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, August 12, 1903
Roper, Homer

Powell Kills To Save Daughter

In Jail He Refuses to Talk, Except to Regret Trouble With Roper

Youth Eloped With Girl

Tragedy at Brownsville Result of Attentions to Leah Powell Against Parents' Wishes – Farmers Justify the Shooting

ALBANY, Or., Jan 29 – (Special) – Charles J. Powell, who shot and instantly killed Homer Roper shortly before midnight last night near the Powell farm, three miles northwest of Brownsville, was brought to Albany this afternoon and placed in the County Jail.  This evening Deputy District Attorney Hill arraigned him before Justice Swan on a charge of murder in the first degree and the preliminary hearing was set for next Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  He has retained Hewitt & Sox to defend him.

When seen at the jail this afternoon, Powell refused to make any statement, except to say that he regretted the whole trouble.  After the shooting, Powell remained on the scene and calmly awaited the arrival of Sheriff Smith and Coroner Fortmiller, who were notified and left Albany about 2 o'clock.  They reached Brownsville at 7 o'clock.  Powell surrendered and Coroner Fortmiller held an inquest, the jury finding that Roper was killed by Powell.

Last night's tragedy was the culmination of trouble over young Roper's attentions to Leah Powell, 15-year-old daughter of the slayer.  Last Fall Roper began paying attention to the o the girl and because of the young man's bad reputation Powell refused him admittance to his home.  Roper then persuaded the girl to elope with him and in November they went to Pilot Rock, Umatilla County.  Powell followed and after the couple had been together a week, brought his daughter home.

Shortly afterward Roper again appeared at Brownsville and in spite of Powell's protests continued to pay attention to the girl and endeavor to see her surreptitiously.  Powell saw local officers regarding the matter at different times.

Last night Miss Powell, accompanied by her brothers, Lester and George, went to a party at the home of Mrs. Nels, a neighbor.  During the evening Roper, though not invited, appeared and enticed the girl outside.  Noting her absence, Lester Powell went in search of her, while George, fearing another elopement, went home to tell his parents.  His mother at once accompanied him to the Nels home, one-half mile away, while Powell took his trusty rifle, mounted a horse and started in search of the girl by a different route.

When Mrs. Powell arrived at the Nels home, Roper and the girl had been located in the yard and she took the girl into the house.  Shortly afterward Powell rode up to the rear of the house and dismounted.  Just then he heard Roper, whom he had not yet seen, call out, “I've got the drop on you.

Powell then fired three times at a distance of about 30 yards, the last shot hitting Roper as he was looking back while turning to run.  Roper's statement proved to be a bluff, as he was unarmed.  Powell used an old-fashioned 44-caliber Winchester rifle and shot Roper over the right eye, the bullet penetrating the brain.

Powell was born in Linn County 45 years ago.  He went to California when 5 years old, and lived there until 1881, when he returned to Oregon and attended McMinnville College.  He was married in 1885.  He is a grandson of Job Powell, the famous pioneer “circuit rider” minister of the Willamette Valley.

Homer Roper was 22 years hold and had been around Brownsville and vicinity for the past year.  Nothing is known of his relatives.  He worked as a farmhand part of the time and is said to have “loafed” around Brownsville at least half of the time.

People residing in the vicinity of the crime appear to commend Powell's action for the protection of his daughter.  This was evidenced by the fact that different farmers called up the Sheriff's office this morning, offering to go on the bonds of Powell.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Saturday, January 30, 1909
Elliott, Madella

Mrs. Elliott, the lady who was burned to death near Scio, on the 11th inst., (an account of which appeared in the Journal of the 12th) was a daughter of George Millican, was born at Waterville, on the McKenzie river, 14 miles east of Eugene, July 13th, 1866.  Received her diploma as graduate of the Salem convent in 1885.  Was married to Joel A. Elliott, at Prineville, August 15, 1888.

Source: Evening Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, September 22, 1890
Hayne, Arabella

Death of Mrs. F. A. Hayne, Arabella Hayne was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, March 25th, 1827. On August 5, 1846, she was married to Francis A. Hayne. They left Ohio in October of 1868 and moved to Marshall county, Iowa, where they lived for twenty-six years. In 1895 they came to Albany, Oregon, where they resided till her death which occurred November 6, 1902. Mrs. Hayne was the mother of eight children, four boys and four girls—seven of whom are still living, one daughter having passed away at the age of six years. Four of the children and Mr. Hayne reside in Oregon, one in California and two in Iowa. She was the last survivor of a family of seven, and died at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Her husband, who still survives, was stricken with paralysis January 30, 1902 and has since been confined to his room and most of the time to his bed. Mrs. Hayne had been failing since August and suffered a great deal during her sickness, being tenderly cared for by a devoted daughter and son, and at times other members of the family. In earlier life she was a member of the old Protestant Methodist church, but later her ideas of man's relations broadened to such an extent that she accepted the religion of nature as her belief pertaining to religious matters.

The above Obituary item is copied from the Daily Democrat of Albany, Oregon. The deceased was the wife of F. A. Hayne, who was one of the earliest settlers in the vicinity of State Center and lived with his family for many years on the farm they made about one mile southeast of town. Only two of their children remain in Iowa, Mrs. Caroline Abram of this place, and D. T. Hayne of Woodbury County. Mrs. Abram was with her mother several weeks before her death. The same paper notices the filing of Mrs. Haynes will and gives it’s contents. The estate is valued at $1500and the bulk is left to her daughter Belle, who is named executrix . Caroline Abram and Kate Obrock are bequeathed $500 each, and the four sons $100 each.

Source: The Enterprise (State Center, IA) - November 20, 1902
Contributed by Dawn Minard
Hayne, Francis

F.A. Hayne, A former resident of State Center, passed to spirit life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Belle Schriner in Albany, Oregon, February 3rd of heart failure, after suffering for two years from paralysis of the entire left side. His body was cremated at Portland at his request made several years ago. Father Hayne was in his 84th year. He was one of a long lived family, his father having lived to be 102 years of age, and he had four brothers who were past four score. His wife passed away more than a year ago. They leave four sons and three daughters, Mrs. John Abram being the only remaining here.

Source: The Enterprise (State Center, IA) - February 18, 1904
Contributed by Dawn Minard
Hayne, James

News comes to us from Albany, Oregon of the death of an old resident of State Centre. James Hayne died of dropsy July 15, at the home of his sister, Belle Schriner. Mr. Hayne was born in Ohio, November 18, 1847, and will be remembered by many of the residents of State Centre, He came here with his parents in 1868 and remained here until about ten years ago, when he went to Albany, Oregon, to live with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F, A. Hayne, who died a few years ago. He was the oldest of eight children, all of whom are living except one sister, who died forty-four years ago. . He leaves a daughter, three grand children and three brothers and three sisters, The brothers are David of State Centre; Frank of Fresno; California; Grant of Portland, Oregon, The sisters, are Belle Schriner, of Albany, Oregon; Kate Obrock, of Portland; and Carrie Abram of State Centre. By his request his body was cremated at Portland, Oregon, July 17.

Source: The Enterprise, State Center, Iowa - July 25, 1907
Contributed by Dawn Minard
Hayne, Ulysses

U.G. HAYNE, 91 H.S. Alumnus Dies In Oregon

Word has been received here of the death of Ulysses Grant Hayne, 91, retired building contractor, at Albany, Oregon, on Sunday. March 25. He was a graduate of the State Center high school with the class of 1885 and had attended the annual banquet of the State Center Alumni Association here in 1914. Death resulted from a heart attack.

He moved to Oregon in 1886 with his parents. The family formerly lived on the farm where the Harold Gerke family now reside. After the death of his parents, he moved to Portland where he entered government service with the Army engineers.

Funeral services were held at the Fisher Funeral Home in Albany on Wednesday, March 28, with the Rev. Boyd Patterson, of the United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Hayne was born at Paris, Ohio, on May 8, 1864. He was married to Miss Rhoda Alice Hall at Portland, Oregon on June 9, 1899. She died July 10, 1930. Mr. Hayne was superintendent of works during the building of Fort Stevens and the Columbia river jetty at Astoria. He returned to Albany to make his home in 1917. He was active in Albany civic affairs and was the oldest member of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Francis Hayne and Don Hall Hayne, both of Albany; also several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and three brothers preceeded him in death.

Source: State Center Enterprise (State Center, IA) -  April 12, 1956
Contributed by Dawn Minard

Ritter, Herman

RITTER – Herman H. Ritter of Albany, Oregon passed away November 9, 1964 at the Mennonite Home at Albany.  Complete arrangements will be announced later by BUELL CHAPEL.

Source: The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, November 9, 1964


RITTER – Reverend H. H. Ritter of Route 3, Box 1120, Albany, Oregon, passed away November 9, 1964 in Albany.  He was born February 15, 1870 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He was a minister of the gospel for the Church of the Brethren for some 42 years in Mabel.  He had been a resident of the state since 1912.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Ritter on May 10, 1964.  Survived by one son, LeRoy Ritter of Springfield; two grandsons: Gene Ritter, and Earl T. Ritter both of Eugene; seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 1964 at 2 p.m. at BUELL CHPAEL. Reverend Wilbur Smith officiating with interment to follow in Lower Mabel Cemetery.

Source: The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Tuesday, November 10, 1964
Ritter, Mary

RITTER – Mary Elizabeth Ritter of Route 3, Box 1120, Albany, Oregon, formerly of Eugene-Springfield area, passed away May 10, 1964 at the age of 92.  She was born January 19, 1872 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was united in marriage to H. H. Ritter on January 30, 1894 in Franklin Grove, Illinois.  She has been a resident of this community since 1912.  She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Nicholos Gardens.  She is survived by her husband, H. H. Ritter of Albany; one son, LeRoy Ritter of Springfield; two grandchildren: Gene and Earl Ritter both of Eugene; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Laura L. Rush of Armbrust, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 1964 at 10 a.m. in BUELL CHAPEL.  Reverend Wilbur Smith officiating with interment in Lower Mabel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Mennonite Home for the Aged in Albany in care of Buell Chapel.

Source: The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) - Monday, May 11, 1964
Pace, D. M.

On Thursday of last week Mr. D. M. Pace, of King’s prairie, Linn county, was attacked by an enraged bull, and gored in his thigh in a very severe manner.  Blood poisoning set in and he died on Sunday night.  The bull was only two years old, his horns being about two inches long.  Mr. Pace was trying to lead the animal when it became enraged and attacked him in a furious manner.

Source: The Oregon Scout (Union, OR) - Saturday, September 26, 1885
Ray, Thomas

Supposed Murder

About two weeks ago, Thomas Ray, a young man living a short distance above Scio, took his gun and went out to hunt sheep.  Not returning home when he was expected, search was instituted for him, but without success.  He was then supposed to have been drowned, but upon further investigation, his gun was found on Thomas creek.  A short distance further down his hat with four buck-shot through it was picked up.  This immediately aroused suspicion, and returning to where the gun lay, they discovered where a gun had been fired by some one on a knoll a short distance off, and where the shot had grazed a small grub in a direct line with where it is supposed he stood when killed.  One of the buck-shot was removed from the grub and it proved to be of the same size as the ones that had passed through his hat.  The body has not yet been discovered, but is supposed to be secreted either in the creek, of some where near the spot where the hat and gun were found.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 4, 1882
Contributed by The History of Today

Haley, Stephen

Hon. S. D. Haley, who died at his house in Albany on the 17 inst., was nearly 71 years old at the time of his death, and had resided in Oregon since 1851.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, October 28, 1882
Price, Russell

The body of Russell Price, drowned some days since in the Calapooia has not been recovered, though every effort has been made.  That of his horse was found about a mile and a half below the place where the drowning occurred.  It was lodged in the rocks and a bundle of clothes was still strapped to the saddle.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, November 26, 1881


Body Recovered – The remains of Russell Price, the young man who was drowned at Elephant Rock, in the Santiam river, on the 7th of November, were found 40 miles below, near Waterloo, on Friday afternoon, March 10th.  A dog was observed to go up and down the river several times and then was followed to the remains which he had visited.  The body could only be recognized by the pantaloons, which corresponded with the vest and coat which young Price had taken off before he went into the river, and by the socks on his feet, which his mother had knit.  The remains were taken to Albany on Sunday afternoon last, and in the presence of many sorrowing friends received a Christian burial.  Rev. I. H. Condit conducting the services.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 18, 1882
McBride, William

Drowned

Thursday afternoon, March 23d, Mr. G. C. Havener brought to town, says the Prineville News, the sad news by drowning of the death of a man named William McBride.  Mr. McBride, with his wife and two children, left town that morning in a two horse wagon for Newsome's ranch, having arranged to take charge there.  In attempting to cross the river at the ford just above the mouth of Eagle creek, it seems the horses became unruly, and McBride got into the river to unhitch them, the water at the ford being set more than three feet deep, but deepening below.  Whether McBride was injured by one of the horses, or was taken with cramps, is not known, but he was carried under in sight and almost within reach of his terror-stricken wife and children, whose cries for help was heard by a sheep-herder about a mile distant.  He, with others, repaired to the spot and without much difficulty rescued the team and family, who are being kindly cared for at the home of Riley Rhodes.  Mr. Havener procured a boat and hooks, and every effort will be made to recover the body of the unfortunate man.  Deceased came here last Fall from the Willamette valley, his father being a farmer near Shedd's station, Linn county.  He was 28 years of age, and a man of integrity and worth.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 1, 1882
Wilson, Unknown

A Sad Affair – On Thursday evening, March 30th, a man apparently in a state of intoxication, was arrested at Albany and committed to jail.  The next morning when the jail was opened he was found to be in a dying state, and notwithstanding all the efforts to resuscitate him, in a short time he breathed his last.  The coroner summoned a jury and held an inquest during which the fact was developed that deceased had purchased laudanum at one of the drug stores of that city.  The jury returned a verdict of probable suicide.  The unfortunate man was a stranger and nothing was found on him to identify him, except some letters addressed to a person by the name of Wilson.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, April 8, 1882
Looney, Dell

Dell W. Looney, 89, of Lebanon died May 28 in Lebanon.

Services were held Friday, June 2 at Jost Funeral Home.  A private burial was held at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.

Looney was born in Albany on February 2, 1906 to William and Kate (Ackerman) Looney, a pioneer family in the Willamette Valley whose original homestead was off Looney Lane near Albany.  He was the youngest of six children.

A marriage to Margaret Burkhart in December 1931 produced three children. The couple later divorced.

He married his second wife, Sarah E. Carter, on May 29, 1952 in Prineville.  The moved to Lebanon in 1964.  She died in 1986.

He worked as a carpenter and dairyman in the Willamette Valley, and for a surveying company in Portland, Maine in the 1920s.  The family also ran a stage coach stop at the Mountain House.  After their retirement, the couple operated a nursery out of their home, specializing in azaleas and rhododendrons.

His son, Leroy Looney, preceded him in death in 1988.  Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Delores Light of Eugene and Charleen Lupoli of San Francisco; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Allen and Carolie Cross, both of Portland; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 7, 1995
Mottet, Lucy

Lucy M. Mottet, 93, of Felton, Minn. died May 3, 1995 while on a trip to Prescott, Ariz.

She was born July 29, 1901 in Carthage, Mo.  She moved with her family to Canada, where she married Claude Moore in Alberta in 1917.  After their marriage, they moved to the United States.  He died in Minnesota in 1957.

She then moved to Lebanon, where she married Hiram Gregson on Jan. 20, 1964.  He died in 1973.  In 1992, she moved to Felton, Minn. to live with her daughter, Osie Juve.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her son Orville, and three great-granddaughters.

She is survived by her daughter, her stepdaughter, Ione Shanks of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 7, 1995
New, Edna

Edna G. New, 89, of Lebanon died May 29, 1995 in Lebanon.

Services were held Thursday, June 1 at the Dallas Cemetery.  A vault interment followed.  Pastor Frances Smith of God’s Light House Church in Albany presided.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1905 in Henley, Neb. to Len and Bessie (Thompson) Shellenbarger.  The family moved to Canada when New was young, and traveled by covered wagon to northern Montana, where he father staked a homestead.  They lived in a sod house.
When she was 12, her family moved to Nebraska, where she attended a one-room school.  She married Byrma New on July 31, 1924, and moved to Oregon in 1941.  They lived in Monmouth until 1953, when they moved to Corvallis.

In 1981, their son Robert died; Byrma New died in 1983.

She moved to Lebanon in 1985 to be near her daughter.

She was a member of God’s Light House Church in Albany.

Surviving her are daughters Dorothy Penkava of Aumsville, Doris Wolfenbarger of Lebanon, and Barbara Stewart of Corvallis; brother Harvey Shellenbarger of Monmouth; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Light House church in care of the McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 7, 1995
Clarke, Richard

Richard D. Clarke, 67, of Lebanon, died May 30, 1995 in Lebanon.

No services are planned.

He was born May 6, 1928 in Lebanon to Robert H. and Edna (Woods) Clarke.  He grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1945.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania while enrolled in the U. S. Navy flight program.  He was discharged in 1946 because World War II ended.

He returned to Lebanon after his discharge and worked in the logging industry until 1958, when he started attending classes at Oregon State University.  He graduated with a business degree form OSU in 1962.

He married Wilma Anderilk on July 5, 1963 in Lebanon.

Also in 1963, he went to work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Company as a bank examiner.  He worked in that capacity until his retirement in 1989.  He lived in Milwaukie from 1974 until 1989, when he returned to Lebanon and worked as an independent bank consultant.

He was a member of the Lebanon Elks Lodge #1663.  He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and gardening.  He was also an avid photographer.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma (Anderilk) Clarke; son Richard B. Clarke of Virginia; daughter Christie Jordan of Portland; step-son Jim Anderilk of Albany; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Delores Clarke of Enumclaw, Wash.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wayne Clarke, who died Sept. 8, 1976; and by step-daughter Diane Rice, who died on April 28, 1972.

Remembrances may be given to the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club.  Huston Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 7, 1995
Kagee, William

W. H. “Bill” Kagee, 87, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, June 5, 1995 at the Lebanon Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held June 10 at Huston Funeral Home.  Burial followed at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.

He was born on November 2, 1907 in Sacramento, Calif. to William H. and Margaret Kageee.  He grew up in Rio Vista, Calif.  He moved to Tacoma, Wash. in 1929.  In November 1929, he married Toney Kwandt.

The couple lived in Castle Rock, Wash.  He worked for the Tacoma Telephone Company before working n the logging industry as a timber faller.

They moved to Lebanon in 1954.  He continued working in the logging industry here until the couple purchased Linn Lanes Bowling Alley in 1960.  They operated the bowling center until retiring in January 1977.

He was a 38-year member of the Lebanon Elks Lodge #1663.  He liked hunting, fishing and woodworking.  Even though bowling was his occupation he enjoyed the sport and participated in several of the leagues,  In 1972 he bowled a game high of 299.

He is survived by two sons, Bill Kagee Jr. of Waterloo and Ron Kagee of Wrangell, Alaska; six grandchildren also survive.  His wife preceded him in death on May 22, 1988.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 14, 1995
Blackwell, Gladys

Gladys Winnifred Blackwell, 87, of Bend, died June 1, 1995 in Bend.

A memorial service was held June 9 in the First Baptist Church of Bend.

She was born June 14, 1907 in Salem to Wallace and Nellie Skeels.  At age 4, she moved with her family by wagon to Lebanon.  She married Henry Brandon Blackwell of Sodaville in 1933.  The couple moved to Bend in 1940.

They moved back to Sodaville in 1969 and returned to Bend in 1977.

During World War II, she delivered parcel post in Bend by bicycle.  She was one of the early graduates of the Central Oregon Community College licensed professional nursing program.  She worked as a nurse at St. Charles Hospital in the 1960s.

She was an active member of the Grange, First Baptist Church of Bend and Sodaville Church.  Her interests included music, needlepoint and cooking.

She is survived by her husband; daughter LeAnn Dean of Redmond, Wash.; sons Dale Blackwell of Aurora and Terry Blackwell of Bend; 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Gracie Coyle of Lebanon.  Contribution in his [sic – her] memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 777 Park St., Lebanon, 97355

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 14, 1995
Anderson, Duane

Duane A. “Andy” Anderson, 58, of Lebanon, died Saturday, June 10 at his beach home in Yachats, Oregon.

Viewing hours were held Tuesday at Huston Funeral Home.  Mass of the Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Paul Maher officiating.  Burial will follow at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.

He was born March 24, 1937 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Alfred and Elisabeth (Eilers) Anderson.  He moved with his family to Lebanon in 1947 from Sheridan.

He graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1955, served in the Navy Reserve and was in active duty in the Army for three years.  Upon his discharge in 1962, he returned to Lebanon and worked in the automotive industry.  He worked  for 15 years as parts and service manager at Jerry Larson Mercury.  From 1971 until his retirement in October of 1994, he was employed by Primasing Motors.  He worked as service manager for most of his time at Primasing’s, but the last year her worked in sales.

He married Mary Campbell on September 9, 1984 in Lebanon.  She survives.  Other survivors include his parents, Alfred and Elisabeth Anderson of Lebanon; three sons, Chris Anderson of Lebanon and Portland residents Mike Anderson and Greg Anderson; three stepsons, Richard Campbell of LaPine and Lebanon residents Bob Campbell and Rodney Campbell; one brother, Gary Anderson of Bend; two sisters, Joyce Thoma and Carol Baze, both of Lebanon; two grandsons, Marc Anderson and Scottie Anderson, and eight step-grandchildren.  Contributions may be made to the Lebanon Community Hospice and directed to Huston Funeral Home.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 14, 1995
Boerger, Jack

Jack R. Boerger, 61, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, June 6, 1995, at the Lebanon Community Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 9 at Jost Funeral Home with Pastor Al Burkey officiating.  Burial followed at the Lacomb Cemetery.

Boerger was born January 16, 1934 in Tipler, Wis. to Peter and Margaret (Kebel) Boerger.  He lived in Morton, Wash. and Fortuna, Calif. while growing up.  He graduated Fortuna High School in 1952.

He was scouted by the New York Yankees as a second baseman in 1952.

He was a member of the 1952 Humboldt Del Norte Championship basketball team that placed second in the California Tournament of Champions.  He managed the Bistrins basketball time from 1957 to 1969 with a record of 600 wins and 25 losses.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge Fast-Pitch Country Championship Team from 1963 to 1969.

Boerger moved to Morton, Wash. in 1969, where he owned and operated a real estate brokerage.  He lived there until June 1995, when he moved to Lebanon.

He enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing.  He was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #130 in Eureka, Calif. and was a member and former manager of the Morton Moose Lodge.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Jill Boerger of Fortuna, Calif.; three sisters, Betty Clark and Rochelle Tinnin, both of Lebanon, and Kathy Jones of Anchorage, Alaska.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, June 14, 1995
Beeunas, Lawrence

Capt. Lawrence F. Beeunas, 69, of Lebanon, died of cancer April 8, 1995 at his son’s home in San Diego, Calif.

A memorial service was held April 14 at the NAS Miramar chapel in San Diego.  Steve Kappler officiated.  Interment with military honors was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif.

Beeunas was born Nov. 7, 1925 in Glen Lyon, Pa., the son of Frank and Josephine (Yankowski) Beeunas.  He married Irene Blazewic in January 1949.  They divorced in April 1985.

Beeunas served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Marine Coprs after joining in 1943.  Specializing in aviation electronics, he served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He retired as captain on Jan. 31, 1971.

After leaving the service, he managed the Elks Lodge in Yuma, Ariz.  In January 1972, he moved to San Diego, where he managed the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for several years.  He owned the Wrangler’s Roost, a country-western lounge in San Diego, from 1979 on.

Beeunas was a life member of the VFW.  He also belonged to the Albany Eagles, the Albany American Legion Post and the Good Sam Club.  He was an active member of the Lebanon Santiam Sams and the Retired Officers Club of Corvallis.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and camping.

Surviving him are his wife, Ida Beeunas of Lebanon; sons Kenneth Beeunas and Wayne Beeunas; step daughters, Cathy Hickman and Vella Lagao; and stepson Sean Doyle, all of San Diego.  He is also survived by his sister, Marie Turley of Statesville, NC; brother Albert Beeunas of Metuchen, NJ; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

His son David Beeunas preceded him death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon Soup Kitchen or Qualicenters’ Albany Dialysis Center.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995
Peeples, Emma

Emma L. Peeples, 72, of Lebanon, died Friday, May 19, 1995 at Lebanon Community Hospital.  Peeples was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Richland, Kan. to John and Mary (Hazen) Courtney.  The family moved to Oregon from Kansas in 1933 and settled near Friend and Dufur.  She later moved to Washington and lived in Seattle, where she worked for Singer Co.

She married Arthur W. Peeples on July 16, 1949 in Seattle.  The couple moved to Eugene, Ore. in 1950, where she continued working for Singer.

The moved to Lacomb in 1979, where she has lived since.  Her husband died April 6, 1994.

She attended the Old Time Religion Tabernacle Church in Lebanon.  She enjoyed church activities, sewing, reading and her family.

She is survived by sons James Peeples of Lebanon and Robert Peeples of Creswell; and daughters Mildred Jacobs of Seaside, Calif., Kathleen Kowalski of Chula Vista, Calif., Karen Toepfer of Dallas, and Edna Peeples of Lebanon.

She is also survived by brother Johnny Courtney of Albany, sisters Mary Yoder of Cottage Grove, Agnes Bushey of Portland and Alice McCorkle of Warrenton; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Viewing hours were held Tuesday evening at Jost Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Jost Funeral Home, 777 Park St. in Lebanon.  Pastor Robert Meyers will officiate.  Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Albany.

Remembrances may be given to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Old Time Religion Tabernacle Church.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995
Swander, Elva

Elva Mary Maude Swander, 90, of Salem, died May 18, 1995, in Salem.

She was born in Cavalier, ND on March 15, 1905.  She moved to Salem in August 1924 and to Lebanon in 1938.  She married Arnold Swander on Nov. 6, 1938 in Salem.  He died Jan. 20, 1972.

She returned to Salem in 1982.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking and playing the piano.  She was a member of the Salem Evangelical Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and participated in other church activities.

She is survived by sons Wilfred “Bill” Swander of Albany and David Swander of Bend; daughters Helen Bender and Carolyn Nawrocki, both of Salem; sister Earlene Thompson of Dickinson, ND; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Saturday and Sunday at Howell-Edwards-Doerkson Chapel of the Gardens in Salem.  Graveside services were held Monday at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.  Memorial services were held Monday at the Salem Evangelical Church.

Contributions may be made to the Church Missionary Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Chapel of the Gardens.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995
Seits, Meredith

Meredith F. Seits, 81, of Lebanon, died May 15, 1995 at the Villa Cascade Care Center.

He was born April 6, 1914 in Alsea to Samuel and Effie (Prindel) Seits.  He lived on the Oregon Coast until moving to Nyssa, where he attended and later graduated from high school.  He lived in Nyssa until entering the U.S. Army in 1942.  He served in World War II and was discharged in 1946.

He settled in Lacomb after his discharge.  He’s lived in the Lebanon area since then.  He worked as a logger for Willamette Industries until his retirement in 1979.

He was a member of the International Woodworkers of America, Local #3265.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He married Lottie Boren on April 19, 1937 in Wieser, Idaho.  She survives him.  Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Viewing was held Wednesday at Huston Funeral Home.  Graveside services were held Thursday at Lebanon IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Ron Hotrum officiating.  Huston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995
Curtis, Doyle

Doyle G. Curtis, 79, of Lebanon died May 24, 1995 in Lebanon.

At his request, no public services will be held.  Private family services were held Thursday, May 25 at the DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel in Corvallis.

He was born to Harry and Bertha J. (Fulmer) Curtis on Oct. 7, 1915 in Clearfield, Penn.  He was reared in Pennsylvania and for most of his adult life, worked in the steel mills in Buffalo, NY.

He moved to Lebanon in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Roby; three daughters, two sons and several grandchildren.

Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel of Corvallis is handling arrangements.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Carrick, Viola

Viola May Carrick, 85, of Salem died May 26, 1995 in Salem.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Newberg.  The Rev. Denny Connot will officiate.

Carrick was born July 18, 1909 in Plainview to William and Sarah (Chandler) Wilbanks.  She grew up in Libery and Rainier.

She married Clyde Edward Carrick on Sept. 10, 1926.  Clyde Carrick was a logger and because of his job, the lived in a number of Oregon towns, including Lebanon, Salem and Philomath.

Carrick worked as a beautician and as a nurse’s aide.  She was a charter member of the First Nazarene Church in Independence and a member of Rebekah Lodge #1 in Salem.  She helped state the Meals on Wheels program in Stanfield.

Surviving her are sons Clyde Carrick and Larry Carrick; daughters Frances Harris, Opal Bristow, Barbara Dickason, Margaret Balsch, Wanda Gage and Ida May Thomas; sister Ada B. Nichol; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Clyde Carrick died in 1986.  One grandchild, Sharon Harris, also preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  Arrangements were handled by Macy and Son Funeral Directors.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Wells, Gladys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Francis Wells died in 1988.

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

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
McKinney, Walter

Walter J. McKinney, 68, of Lacomb died May 27, 1995.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Huston Funeral Home with Rev. Bill McNeeley officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at the LaComb Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 3, 1928 on a farm near Lacomb, the son of John and Viola McKinney.  He attended grade school in Lacomb and went to Lebanon Union High School.  He served in the Army during World War II, and spent most of his life working in the timber industry.

He married Margaret Fink on Jan. 29, 1954 in Lacomb.

He accepted Christ as his savior on Nov. 15, 1953.  He became a member of  the Lebanon Christian Center in 1976.

Surviving him are his wife, Margaret McKinney of Lacomb; son John McKinney of Lacomb, daughter Joy McKinney of Cypress, Calif.; brother Coolidge McKinney of Sweet Home, and sister Birdie Thomas of Gresham.

Sisters Bernice McKinney Cole of Stayton and Jane Pepperling of Jordan preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lebanon Christian Center.  Arrangements were handled by Huston Funeral Home.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Edwards, Charlotte

Charlotte L. Edwards, 89, of Lebanon died May 24, 1994 in Lebanon.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 27 at Providence Cemetery.  Pastor Ed McClain officiating.

She was born Oct. 25, 1905 in Lacomb to Charles and Kathrine (Cree) Clark.  She never moved from the Lebanon area.  She enjoyed reading and gardening.

She married Cecil R. Edwards on July 11, 1926 in Lebanon.  He died March 5, 1978.

Surviving her are sons Max Edwards of Sweet Home, Alan Edwards of Lebanon and Buck Edward of Albany; daughters Marcell Alley of Lacomb, Kathleen Wiseman of Madras, Phyllis Freeman of Scio and Deena Arvey of Lebanon; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Her husband Cecil Edwards, and one son, Rex Edwards, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Arrangements were handled by Huston Funeral Home.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Chisholm, Manuel

Manuel Chisholm, 84, of Lebanon died May 22, 1995 in Lebanon.

The funeral was held Thursday, May 25 a the Lebanon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Bishop Michael VonCannon officiated.  Burial followed at Twin Oak Memorial Park in Albany.

He was born Dec. 15, 1910 in Tow, Texas to Elijah A. and Maude Estelle (Brannon) Chisholm.  He moved with his family from Texas to Wyoming when he was six years old.  He later lived in Utah and Idaho before moving to Lebanon in 1942.

He worked for a time at Evans Plywood before leaving mill work to pursue farming for six years.  He then returned to the mill, where he worked for 28 years.  He retired from Champion International in 1975.

He married Ocella Walker on June 22, 1935 in Los Angeles, Calif.  She survives him.

He was a member of the First Ward of the Lebanon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He liked to fish and camp.

Surviving him are sons Gene Chisholm and Martin Chisholm, both of Lebanon; daughters Treva Christy of Lebanon and Ila Emerson of Albany; brothers Wilson Chisholm of Lebanon and Hollie Chisholm of Salem; sister Louella Klotz of Salem; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Community Hospice.  Arrangements were handles by Huston Funeral Home.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Standley, Anna

Anna “Martie” Standley, 66, of Lebanon died May 22, 1995 in Lebanon.

Rosary prayer services were held Thursday, May 25 at Huston Funeral Home.  Mass was held Friday, May 26 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church; Father Paul Maher officiated.  A private burial was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Standley was born June 3, 1928 in Washington D.C., the daughter of Paul and Anna (Gerlach) Leverone.  She was reared in Washington D. C. and attended St .Gabriel’s Catholic School.

She married Harvey Edward Newell Jr. in Camp Lejeune, NC on Aug. 10, 1950.  They lived in Washington D.C. before moving to Oceanside, Calif., where he retired from the Marine Corps in 1968.

They separated and she moved to Lebanon in 1975.  They were divorced in 1981.

On May 15, 1986 she married David G. Standley in Reno, Nev.  The couple has lived in Lebanon since then.

She was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 51.  She enjoyed bingo, fishing, flowers, crocheting,  and working puzzles.  She is remembered as a good Samaritan and a true humanitarian.

She is survived by her husband; daughters Bernadette Wabol of Saipan, Christina Newell of Sweet Home, and Deborah Hall of Vancouver, Wash.; sons Harvey Edward Newell III of Portland and Lawrence P. Newell of Lebanon; brothers Joseph Leverone of North Carolina and Frances Leverone of Florida; sister Margaritte Salisbury of Maryland; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the DARE program.  Arrangements were handled by Huston Funeral Home.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 31, 1995
Weeks, Leneve

Leneve Weeks, 84, of Lebanon, died May 14, 1995 at Lebanon Community Hospital.

Weeks was born to George and Hazel (Keebler) Weeks on July 28, 1910 in Lebanon.   She graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1928.  She was the Strawberry Festival Queen in 1929.

She lived most of her life in Lebanon, except during World War II when she lived in Fort Lewis, Wash.

She married Delbert Scott in 1929.  He died in 1951.  She married Merle Davenport in 1952; he died in 1977.  She then married Roy Weeks.  He died in 1985.

She was most recently a resident at villa Cascade Care Center, where she was well-liked by the staff.

She was a member of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church.  At one time, she served on the church guild.  She was a member of the Lebanon Community Hospital Auxiliary, the Lebanon Business and Professional Women’s Club, Lebanon Senior Women’s Club, Royal Neighbors of America, Hamblen Club #1901 and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son Delbert Scott of Lebanon, daughter Susan Parrott of Albany, brother Jim Nichols of Lebanon, sister Nadine Talbert of Eugene and four grandchildren.

Viewing was held Tuesday, May 16 at Huston Funeral Home.  Services were held May 17 at Huston Funeral Home.  The Rev. Helen Richard officiated.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Lebanon community Hospital and sent in care of Huston Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon.

Source: Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) – Wednesday, May 24, 1995




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