Tillamook County
Genealogy & History






Obituaries & Death Notices


Index

A

Allen, Guy
B

Bachus, Child
Batzner, John
Blum, Grace
Bowman, Ella
Brant, Eliza
Brown, Amba
C

Case, DeWitt
Craven, John Sr.
Craven, John Jr.
D

Dudrey, Louis
Dundas, Della
E

Earl, John
Ely, Edna Lida
F

Fowler, Leroy
Fox, Mary
G


H - I

Hague, Robert
Hettick, Frank
Hettick, Pearle
Honey, Effie
Hushbeck, Edna
Hushbeck, Harold
Hushbeck,  Lewis Jr.
Hushbeck, Lewis Sr.
Hushbeck, Sarah
Hushbeck, Vern
Hutchins, Benjamin
J

Jackson, Elmira
Jackson, Joseph
Jenck, Peter
Johnson, John
Johnson, Mary Ann
Johnson, Norma
K

Kennedy, Charles
Kennedy, Irma
Kennedy, Jeremiah
Kennedy, Jesse
Kennedy, Laura
King, William
Kinnaman, Alice
L

M

Marble, Hiram
McKeen, Andrew
N - O

Nary, Francis
Nelson, Cephas
Nelson, Gustav
Newell, Emily
Newell, Lucy
Nisinger, A. E.

O'Hara, William
P - Q

Page, Gordon
Pangborn, Blanche
Paquet, Mrs. John
Parker, Robert
Parks, Anita
Parks, Donald
R

Randall, John
Ross, Lisle
S

Spaulding, A. P.
Spencer, James
Squires, Elwood
Sumner, Francis
T

Thun, Fred
Thun, Lee
Thun, Mary
Turch, Mr.
U

V
W

Ward, Cornelius
Ward, John
Webb, Irene
Weiss, John
Weist, Clifford
Weist, Francis
X - Y- Z




Hettick, Frank

Frank Hettick, well known in Tillamook County as a proud veteran and steward of the American flag, died April 28 at his home in Tillamook. He was 87.

Funeral services for Hettick were held May 2, at Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook, with interment at the Tillamook IOOF Cemetery.

Hettick, Grand Marshall of the 1987 June Dairy Parade, was a veteran of World War I and was active in many veteran-oriented and patriotic capacities.

For more than 50 years, he helped place American flags in the graves of Tillamook County service men. In addition, Hettick presented large flags to schools, civic and youth groups in memory of service personnel. He especially enjoyed sharing his love of Americanism and the flag with youngsters. "Young people need to know and remember that our flag is a national treasure." he said recently. "I love my flag and I want the kids to love it too." Hettick served in the United States Army (31st Infantry Company F) for three years during World War I. He served with the Expeditionary Forces in Siberia and in the Philippines. During his army service, Hettick was selected to honor several famous American military officers. He served as honor guard for Ge. Leonard Wood and hosted Adms.Richard Byrd and Harold Stark, all in Manila. He was a past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2848, and was a charter member and past commander of World War I Barracks No. 982. In addition, Hettick was past commander of World War I barracks District 1, and served as national deputy chief chairman on Americanism and National deputy chief of staff for WWI veterans organization. After the war, Hettick came to Tillamook County and helped build the Roosevelt Highway (now U.S. 101) in South County. He later worked for 28 years for the Tillamook County Creamery Association was superintendent of the Fairview Water District for 12 years and worked for the Tillamook Water Commission as well. Later, Hettick served on the city Water Commission. Herrick was a member of Tillamook Elks Lodge 1437 for 50 years, and was named Elk of the year for 1975-76. This year he was Oregon's Northwest District nominee for state Elk of The Year. He was born April 20, 1901 in Larkins (Larkinburg), Kan. to James and Ida Mae Hettick. The family moved to Salem when he was a small child. Hetick attended school in Salem and completed his schooling in the Philippines. He is survived by his wife, Pearle , and daughter Mary Dean, both of Tillamook; a son, Frank, Jr.' West Linn; a brother, Lester, Eugene; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Kyle M. Condon

Hettick, Pearle

PEARLE S. HETTICK

Memorial services for Pearle S. Hettick will be held Wednesday, May at 1 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 2203 Fourth Street, Tillamook. Mrs. Hettick died Friday, April 29, in Tillamook. She was born in Corvallis on Dec. 10, 1908 to George and Effie Lincoln White. She attended school in Antioch and Stockton, Calf. and in Tillamook. In October 21928 she was united in marriage to Frank Hettick, Sr. Mrs. Hettick was a past president of VFW Auxiliary, past president of World War I Auxiliary, past secretary of that organization, and a member of the First Cristian Church. She volunteered in many activities to benefit the Veterans Hospital, making quilts and art projects, she and her late husband Frank Hettick, Sr, served as Grand Marshall's for the 1987 June Dairy Parade. Mrs. Hettick is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Shirley Hettick of West Linn, one daughter and son-in-law Mary and Richard Dean of Tillamook; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister Leona Grunder of Tillamook; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, by just one year and a day. Following the memorial service, a short graveside service will be held at the IOOF Cemetery, with Waud's funeral in care of the service. In lieu of flowers friends may with to contribute to Focus on the Family Ministry, Pomona Calif. 91799, or the Portland Rescue Mission, PO Box 3713, Portland, OR 97208-3713

Source: Unknown
Contributed by Kyle M. Condon

Hushbeck, Lewis

NAME:  Lewis Samuel Hushbeck, Sr.

Died. Mr. Hushbeck, who has been teaming between this place and Woods, succumbed last Friday to heart failure. He had been in this city and returned with a load of merchandise to Woods for Mr. Robedee’s store and upon reaching his destination, complained of being ill. He laid down on a cot in the rear of Mr. Robedee’s store where he breathed his last a few minutes later. Deceased leaves a wife and several children.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - May 22, 1902
Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Sarah

NAME:  Sarah Augusta (nee Kennedy) Hushbeck

Mrs. Hushbeck Dies After Long Illness               

Funeral services conducted by the local chapter of Eastern Star were held Tuesday morning for Mrs. Sarah Hushbeck who died Sunday morning at the age of 68 years and following a lingering illness. Mrs. Hushbeck, who was born in Jackson County, Iowa, February 8, 1858, has been a resident of Tillamook County since 1892 and of Tillamook city since 1913. In 1860 she came to California with her parents and to Oregon in 1875. Her marriage to Mr. Hushbeck was September 14, 1879. She had been affiliated with the Baptist Church since childhood, and at the time of her death was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges, and Woman’s Relief Corps. She is survived by four sons, L. S. and Clarence A. Hushbeck of Tillamook, Thomas A. Hushbeck of Buffalo, Wyoming, and V. R. Hushbeck of Cloverdale; and two daughters, Mary A. Thun of Cloverdale and Florence E. Norton of Oregon City. Three brothers and a sister also survive. Her husband died in 1902. The services were held at the Henkle Chapel. Burial was at the Kennedy Cemetery at Cloverdale. Rev. W. J. Morrow of the Methodist Church of Tillamook preached the funeral sermon.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - December 3, 1925
Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Lewis

NAME:  Lewis Samuel Hushbeck, Jr.

Lewis Samuel Hushbeck

Lewis Samuel Hushbeck passed away at the Bennett Nursing Home on May 14, 1953 at the age of 72 years nine months and 11 days. He was born on August 2, 1880 at Watsonville, California. He came with his parents to Oregon in 1892 where they lived on a farm overlooking the Nestucca River. He was united in marriage to Eva Belle Burroughs at Portland, Oregon, on October 22, 1908. He became a member of the Cloverdale Baptist Church in 1899. Mr. and Mrs. Hushbeck came to East Beaver in 1909 where he was assistant cheesemaker. In 1912, they moved to Tillamook and for the past 14 years have resided on their home up the Wilson River. He was a member of the Pioneer Association, a 45-year Jewel member of Tillamook Lodge No. 94 IOOF, a member of Morning Star Rebekah Lodge No. 52, a charter member of Beaver Rebekah Lodge. He is survived by his wife Eva and one brother, Ray Hushbeck, and hosts of friends. Services were conducted on Monday, May 18, at 2 PM in the Lundberg and Son Memorial with Rev. J. C. Stevens of the Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Wendell Werner was the soloist and Mrs. D. H. Near accompanist. Graveside services under the auspices of the IOOF Lodge were conducted. Lester Donaldson acted as Noble Grand and A. E. Hagglund as chaplain. Bearers were George Hoskins, Verner Holden, Bud Cawley, J. M. Wilson, Lee Doty, and Frank Freeman. There were many beautiful flowers, and the attendance testified to the high regard in which he was held.

Source: Unknown - May 21. 1953
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Thun, Mary

NAME:  Mary Augusta (nee Hushbeck) Thun

Mrs. Mary Augusta Thun               

Mrs. Mary Augusta Thun, resident of Tillamook County for many, many years, passed away at the age of 70 years nine months and 29 days at the Tillamook County General Hospital. Mrs. Thun was born on June 8, 1882 at Watsonville, California. She was united in marriage to Fred Paul Thun at Cloverdale on September 19, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Thun have resided in Tillamook city for the past ten years but in the county for many years. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and had many friends among its members and in the community.Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice Blankenship of Willamina; four sons, Paul of Cottage Grove, Floyd of Santa Monica, Calif., Clark of Cloverdale, and Lee Thun of Tillamook; two brothers, Lewis Sam Hushbeck of Tillamook and Ray Hushbeck of Cloverdale; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 10 at 2:00 PM in the Tillamook Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Roscoe Pershall officiating. Mrs. Marvin Anderson, accompanied by Mrs. Thomas Spivey, will sing “A Perfect Day” and “Shadows.” Bearers will be Lucius Brode, Fred Reusser, Victor Learned, Sr., Clark Thun, Sr., Alwin Blum, Myron Blanchard. Interment will be made in the Tillamook IOOF Cemetery with Lundberg and Son arranging the service.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - April 9, 1953
Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Thun, Fred

NAME:  Fred Paul Thun

Fred P. Thun

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, March 10, for Fred Paul Thun, 81, retired dairy farmer. Mr. Thun was a resident of Ontario, Calif., at the time of his death, having moved there from Tillamook two years ago. Rev. Lester Braddock officiated at services at Tillamook Nazarene Church. Mrs. Paul Zuercher was organist, and soloists were Mrs. Harold Schield and Mrs. Hubert Kinnaman. Interment was made in Tillamook IOOF Cemetery. Pallbearers were Myron Blanchard, Jay Honey, Herman Oldenkamp, Melvin Kneeland, Rev. L. O. Weber, and Victor Learned. Mr. Thun was born Dec. 1, 1880, in Stillwater, Minn. On Sept. 19, 1906, he married Mary Augusta Hushbeck at Cloverdale. She passed away April 7, 1953. On Feb. 28, 1960, he married Olive Phelps at Ontario, Calif., who survives. Besides the widow, survivors include four sons – Paul of Eugene; Clark of Cloverdale, Lee of Tillamook, and Floyd of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Henry of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hackel of Carnation, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Lundberg & Sons, Funeral Directors, had charge of arrangements.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - March 11, 1962
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Thun, Lee

NAME:  Lee Fred Thun

Lee F. Thun

Lee F. Thun, the son of Fred Thun and Mary Hushbeck-Thun, was born Nov. 26, 1915 in Woods. He died July 16 in Tillamook at the age of 78. Mr. Thun graduated from Nestucca High School in 1935 and worked as a gypo logger and as a self-employed carpenter. Later, he worked as a milk hauler throughout Tillamook County until the late 1970s when he retired. After retirement, he continued to work in carpentry for many years. He has been a lifelong resident of Tillamook County. Mr. Thun was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Tillamook. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, clamming, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Kenno Thun of Tillamook; daughter, Jeannie Shaw of Tillamook; grandchildren, Brad and Tori Shawn, both of Kirkland, Wash. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20 at 11 AM at the Church of the Nazarene in Tillamook with Rev. Alan Mortimer officiating. Vault interment at Sunset Heights Cemetery, Tillamook. Those who wish may make contributions to the Nazarene Church Memorial Fund.

Source: Tilamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - Wednesday, July 20, 1994
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Webb, Irene

NAME:  Irene Mabel (nee Hushbeck) Webb

Death of Mrs. Webb
              
Mrs. Edwin Webb died suddenly at her home on the Hushbeck place, Wednesday morning. Mrs. Webb had been ailing for a week or more, but was not considered dangerously ill. Affection of the heart was the cause. Her many friends will be pained to learn of her unexpected death. Irene Mable Hushbeck was born in Watsonville, California, November 14th, 1883. In November, 1891, she came to Oregon City, Oregon, with her folks, moving to Cloverdale in June the following year. On February 27, 1907, she was married to Edwin J. Webb of Cloverdale, Ore. Two children were born to this union, Lewis, age ten, and Merrill, age eight, both living. She died April 23, 1918, leaving a husband, two children, two sisters, four brothers, and mother to mourn her death.

Source: Cloverdale Courier (Cloverdale, OR) - April 25, 1918
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Vern

NAME:  Vern Raymond “Ray” Hushbeck

Vern Ray Hushbeck

Funeral services for Vern Ray Hushbeck, 78, were held in Cloverdale Baptist Church Monday with Rev. Wayne Harding officiating. Music was by Mrs. Harding and Mrs. Gary Ellerbrook. Interment, under the auspices of Lundberg & Sons, was in Oretown Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vic Learned, Sr., Eric Johnson, Emery Brandi, Walter Caspell, Loyal Leabo, and Robert Warren.

Mr. Hushbeck had lived in the Cloverdale area almost all of his life, coming as an infant from his birthplace Oregon City. His parents were Lewis & Sarah Kennedy Hushbeck, among the pioneers of the county. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Compton, of the family home in Cloverdale. They were married May 1, 1915 in Tillamook. He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of Cloverdale Baptist Church. A number of nieces and nephews survive.

Source: Unknown - April 1970
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Edna

NAME: Edna May (nee Compton) Hushbeck

Edna May Hushbeck

Edna May Hushbeck died in Lincoln City on Dec. 20 at the age of 97. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary Compton, and was born in Bay Center, WA, on Dec. 17, 1893. Her grandparents, Amos and Lucy Compton, moved from New York to Iowa and Colorado, and then to Albany, Oregon. In 1872 the family moved to Tillamook County near Cloverdale where they homesteaded. Mrs. Hushbeck’s parents inherited part of the original homestead and moved to Cloverdale in 1914. A year after moving with her family to Cloverdale, she was united in marriage to their neighbor, Ray Hushbeck on May 1, 1915. Mr. Hushbeck preceded her in death on April 15, 1970.

Besides working the farm with her husband, Mrs. Hushbeck was also a telephone operator in Cloverdale in the 1930s. She was an excellent piano player. She joined the Cloverdale Baptist Church in the fall of 1929. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services are pending in Care of Waud’s Funeral Home, Tillamook.

Source: Tillamook Headlight Herald (Tillamook, OR) - December 26, 1990
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Hushbeck, Harold

NAME:  Harold Leroy Hushbeck

Harold Hushbeck

Harold Leroy Hushbeck, 73, died in a local hospital Jan. 8. Mr. Hushbeck was born in Cloverdale on Jan. 26, 1912, the son of Clarence A. Hushbeck and May E. Webb Hushbeck. Mr. Hushbeck moved to Tillamook with his family when he was six years old. He was a 1931 graduate of Tillamook High School, started work as a logger after high school. He bought a dairy farm in Garibaldi in 1950. While running the farm, he drove school bus for School District 56, and he later worked for six years as custodian for the Garibaldi Grade School, retiring in 1969. He was married to Mildred Fellman in Astoria on Nov. 17, 1934.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Hushbeck of Bay City; one daughter, Carol Parson, Houston, TX; two sons, Stan Hushbeck of Selma and Ralph Hushbeck of Billings, MT; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Hushbeck was a Tillamook County Pioneer, a member of the Tillamook Elks Lodge 1437, and the Quartz Site General Gem and Mineral Club of Quartz Site, AZ.

Funeral services for Mr. Hushbeck were held Jan. 11 in Waud’s Funeral Home, Tillamook, with the Rev. James Berry of the Idaville Bible Church officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Thompson, Arnold Waldron, Clarence Hail, Dale Buck, Denys Beller, and Lee Thun. Interment was in the Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillamook. Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society or the Medical Research Foundation.

Source: Tillamook Headlight Herald (Tillamook, OR) - Wednesday, January 11, 1984
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Jesse

NAME:  Jesse Grant Kennedy

Pioneer Resident Passes Away

Jesse Grant Kennedy, 86, a pioneer resident of Tillamook County, passed away at the local hospital on November 24, after an illness of four years. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 29, at Waud’s Chapel at 1:00 PM. He is survived by his widow, Laura Ellen Kennedy of Tillamook; sons, Charles Kennedy of Cloverdale and Dr. William Kennedy of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Robert Kennedy of Los Angeles, Margaret Kennedy of New York City, and Mrs. Anita Parks of Cloverdale, Oregon.

Jesse Grant Kennedy was born on January 15, 1865, at Sacramento, California. When he was about two years of age, his family moved to San Jacinto, California, where his father ran a sheep ranch. There he attended grammar school until he was ready for the eighth grade when his family moved to Oregon City, and there he completed grammar school. He then went to work at the Oregon City Electric Company and is credited with wiring the first private residence for Electricity in Oregon City. In 1890 he moved to Woods and bought a farm on the Nestucca River and in that year married Laura Ellen Rhodes. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy have made their home at 909 2nd Avenue East for many years. Mr. Kennedy had a small shop in his garage where he did mechanical work and some cabinet work, building boats, and his own trailer house. He liked to fish and he also spent many hours with his fiddle and other instruments.

Funeral services were Thursday, November 29 at Waud’s Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Forster officiating. Bearers were Dave Steinbach, Louis Nielsen, Fred Thun, Ed Hadley, Ray Husbeck, and Joe Laurence. Interment was in the Hebo IOOF Cemetery.

Source: Unknown - November 1951
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Charles

NAME:  Charles R. Kennedy

Charles R. Kennedy

Charles R. Kennedy, son of Mrs. Laura Kennedy of Tillamook and the late J. G. Kennedy, passed away suddenly at his home at Pacific City, Oregon following a sudden heart attack at 9:00 AM Saturday morning, September 3, 1955. Charles Kennedy was born on November 8, 1892 at Oregon City, Oregon. He was married on August 8, 1914 at Tillamook. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy lived for a time in the McMinnville area and then moved to Tillamook where he followed the trade of carpentry and at the same time operated a ranch at Hebo. The past five years, they have resided in Pacific City.

He had a great many friends in this area who will be saddened by his passing. He has been a devoted husband and father and son. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Irma May Kennedy of Pacific City; a daughter, Mrs. Don Parks of Hood River, OR; mother, Mrs. Laura Kennedy of Tillamook; bother, Dr. William Kennedy of Olympia, WA; and grandchildren, Charlsie Parks, Carol Parks and Donita Parks, all of Hood River.

Services were held on Wednesday, September 7, 1955 in Waud’s Cahpel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Aldis Webb officiating, and interment in the Tillamook IOOF Cemetery. Bearers were Lloyd Kellow, Warren Gilman, Joe Laurentz, Ernest Laurentz, Roy Hushbeck, and Carl Wallace. Waud’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - September 8, 1955
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Laura

NAME:  Laura Ellen (nee Rhodes) Kennedy

Laura E. Kennedy, Beloved Pioneer Dies Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ellen Kennedy, beloved pioneer citizen of Tillamook County, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM, April 13th, at Waud’s Funeral Home. Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 1957 at the age of 85 at the Bennett Nursing Home in Tillamook where she had been ill for some time. Rev. Wilmer Briggs of the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Hebo Cemetery.

Laura Ellen Kennedy was born on October 25, 1872 at Denver, Colorado, the daughter of William Rhodes and Missouri Ann Lavender. She came to Tillamook County in 1882 over the wagon road to Hebo and lived in that vicinity for many years, before coming to Tillamook to reside. She was married to Jesse G. Kennedy in 1890. To their marriage were born two sons, William and Charles Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy passed away in November 24, 1951.

Many, many people knew and loved Mrs. Kennedy. She was a friendly person and never enjoyed herself more than when entertaining or visiting with her family and friends. She was from a long-lived family. Not many years ago, five of the Rhodes girls celebrated their all passing their eightieth birthday anniversary, an occasion of which she was very proud. Mrs. Kennedy was an ardent democrat and enjoyed immensely election times. Many people will recall that she was always the first person in the county to pay her taxes. She made it a point to be there first. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Pioneer Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son, Dr. William Kennedy of Olympia, WA; a daughter, Mrs. Antone Ekrom of Gayland, WA; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joanna Farmer of Beaver, OR; Elizabeth Gunnison, Murray, UT; and Minnie Brooks, San Francisco, CA; and brother, Grover Rhodes of Richmond, CA. Her son Charles died only recently.

Source: Unknown - April 1957
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Irma

NAME:  Irma May (nee Hancock) Kennedy

Irma May Kennedy

Funeral services for Irma May Kennedy of 909 Main Avenue will be conducted Friday, November 8, at 2:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of Lundberg and Son with Dr. Aldis L. Webb officiating. Mrs. Kennedy was born in Elkton, OR, on August 30, 1893 and passed away at her home on November 4 at the age of 65 years one month and four days. She had been a resident of Tillamook the past year and a half and in the Pacific City area a number of years.

Mrs. Kennedy was married to Charles Kennedy in Tillamook on August 8, 1914. He preceded her in death three years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anita Parks of Hood River and three grandchildren, Charlsie Ann, Carol Ilene, and Donita Ione. Vault interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to Lundberg and Son.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - November 7, 1957
Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Kennedy, Jeremiah

NAME:  Jeremiah “Jerry” Kennedy

SHOT DEAD. The Same Old Story—Mistaken for a Bear

Jerry Kennedy was shot and instantly killed by his brother Jessy one day last week while hunting in the mountains near Nestucca. They were hunting for bear and lost each other, when all at once, Jerry appeared in the brush about twenty years away. Jessy raised his gun and fired, and was horrified to hear his brother cry out, “I’m hurt.” He died instantly, and it was found that a full load of shot had penetrated his breast. Jerry was about 21 years of age, and his brother a little older. The older brother is almost insane with grief.

[Contributor’s note:  Jerry was the son of Samuel H. and Mary Kennedy]

Source: Tillamook Headlight (Tillamook, OR) - November 5, 1891
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Parks, Donald

NAME:  Donald Cameron Parks

Donald C. Parks Dies After Sudden Heart Attack

Donald Cameron Parks of 909 Main Avenue passed away suddenly at the home Monday, June 29, 1959 at the age of 48 years following a sudden heart attack. Mr. Parks was born at Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada, on August 5, 1910. He has been a resident of this community for one and one-half years, coming here from Hood River, OR. He was employed as a carpenter at the Diamond Lumber Company plywood plant. He was married to Anita Kennedy at Cathlamet, WA, on May 26, 1946. They have three children. He was a member of the Hood River Elks Lodge and of Tillamook Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Anita; three little girls, Charlsie Ann, Carol Ilene and Donita Ione, all of Tillamook; his mother, Mrs. Margaret McGee Parks of Hood River; nine sisters, Mrs. Helen Larch, Mrs. Dorothy Billingsley, Mrs. Ann Fletcher, Mrs. Jessie Butterfield, Mrs. Ruth Hill, all of Hood River; Mrs. Edith Hood of San Diego, CA; Mrs. Marjorie Dyer of Mayville, OR; Mrs. Mary Hendrickson of La Mesa, CA; Mrs. Evelyn Woody of Cedar City, UT; and one brother, Joseph Parks of Hood River.

Services will be held Thursday, July 2, 1959 at 10:30 AM at the Memorial Chapel of Lundberg and Son with Rev. V. F. Deditius officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 PM at the Pine grove Cemetery at Hood River, OR.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - July 2, 1959
Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Parks, Anita

NAME:  Anita Rose (nee Kennedy) Parks

Anita Rose Parks

Anita Rose Parks, 52, a 14-year resident of Tillamook, died in a fire at her home before dawn, Jan. 1. Mrs. Parks was the mother of three girls, a member of Ladies of the Moose auxiliary, and worked as a cook. Rev. Sydney Gaither directed funeral services for Mrs. Parks at Waud’s Funeral Home Jan. 6. JoAnn Widmer was organist. Pallbearers were Charles Lynn, Pat Andrus, Steve Andrus, Dennis Foland, Greg DeNoble, and George Urrey. Interment was at Sunset Heights Mausoleum.

Donita and Carol Parks, both of Tillamook, survive their mother, as does the third daughter, Mrs. Charlsie Bivens of Phoenix, AZ. There is one grandchild.

Source: Tillamook Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - January 7, 1971
Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Johnson, John

An Old Pioneer Passes Away

John Johnson a Tillamook County Citizen Since 1872, Passed Away At Garibaldi Sunday

John Johnson, one of our most respected citizens, and who has been a citizen of the county since 1872, passed away at his home at Garibaldi last Monday night.  He was in excellent health when he retired that night, but when he was called in the morning it was discovered he was dead.

The funeral services were held at the home on January 2, and were conducted by Rev. Kiohlo of Bay City.  The services at the grave were conducted by the G.A.R. of which he was a member.  Interment took place at the Bay View Cemetery.

Deceased had lived on the same farm from the time he came to the county.

Obituary

John Johnson, was born in the state of New York, March 27, 1830, died December 31st, 1912, at the age of 82 years 9 months and 4 days.  His father was a sea captain, and died in Germany, when the subject of this sketch was only 13 years old.  After the death of his father he lived with his uncle at Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin, until 1852 when he crossed the plains and arrived at Marysville, California, after a journey of over six months.  In 1854 he was a member of the vigilance committee of San Francisco.  He followed mining in California for a number of years, and came to Portland in the winter of 1861, and remained there until 1871.  He enlisted in Company B, First Oregon Infantry, and served under Capt. Powell, on the frontier, and at Fort Hall, being honorably discharged after a service of 18 months.  He belonged to Corinth Post G.A.R. of Tillamook.  In 1872 he married Mary Rose, a native of New York state, and came to Tillamook County the same year and settled on the old homestead where he has lived to the time of his death.  Only one child was born of this union, a son, Charles A. Johnson, who now lived in Tillamook City.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, January 3, 1913
Nisinger, A. E.

Nehalem News

A. E. Nisinger died at Portland last week at the good Samaritan Hospital form the effects of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered while at work at the Wheeler mill two weeks ago.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.  He was a member of the Fraternal Union of America in which he carried a life insurance policy for $1,200 which will be adjusted and settled at once.  The deceased was well known here, he having been a resident of Nehalem for the past fifteen years and the many friends of the bereaved family extend to them their heartfelt sympathy in their sorrowing moments.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, January 10, 1913
Dudrey, Louis

Falling Trees Kill Two Men

Wolf Creek Scene of Deplorable Accident.  P.R. & N. Workmen Killed and Injured

On Wednesday morning Wolf Creek was the scene of a most distressing accident, wherein two P.R. & N. laborers were killed and three were seriously injured.

Two large trees fell down a steep mountain side and demolished two houses occupied by workmen.  One of the houses wrecked was occupied by the section foreman Wm. Conley and the cook Louis M. Dudrey and wife and little girl of seven years of age.  The other house was occupied by Japs.

The Jap house was completely demolished and mashed flat to the ground. At this house one Jap was killed, two were injured and four got out without being hurt.

One tree crashed down through the house occupied by the section boss and killing the cook Mr. Dudrey instantly and seriously injuring the foreman Mr. Conley, pinning him beneath the tree.

The crash came at about 5:30 in the morning and Mr. Dudrey and Mr. Conley were up, while Mrs. Dudrey and the little girl were still in bed.

As soon as the crash came Mrs. Dudrey who had been sleeping in the other end of the house, over the tree which had crashed down through the middle of the house, all the while calling Mr. Dudrey, who gave no sign of being alive from the first.  During this time, however, Mr. Conley and the injured Japs were pleading for assistance.  Mrs. Dudrey with her little girl left the shack, in their night clothes and for twenty minutes stood in the snow to their waists and shouted for assistance, hoping to arouse the Italians and Greeks who were located about fifty rods further up the track.  Finally the foreigners came but would render no assistance.  Some of them went into the shack and rifled Mrs. Dudrey’s valise and took therefrom $110.00 all the money the poor woman had, and a gold watch.  After the theft, the entire bunch of foreigners left without raising a hand to assist her.

Shortly after this Mrs. Dudrey succeeded in attracting the attention of the bridge crew which went to work at seven o’clock and the succeeded in getting the dead and injured men out from under the wreck in short order.  Later word was sent to Dr. Hawk who with necessary assistance went to the scene of the accident and prepared the dead and injured for shipment to this city arriving here at about four o’clock.

Mrs. Dudrey was taken in charge by the railway people and left at the Todd Hotel where she and her little girl have received every possible attention.

A subscription list is being circulated and over a hundred and fifty dollars have already been subscribed towards their relief by our people.

If possible the body of Mr. Dudrey will be taken to Portland for burial, all depending on how soon we bay get transportation.

The injured men were taken to the Dr. Boals hospital where they are recovering as fast as can be expected.  They are all hurt very severely, one of the Japs being near death’s door.  Mr. Conley the section foreman is recovering nicely.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, January 24, 1913
Case, DeWitt

Obituary

De Witt Clinton Case was born at Williamstown, New York.  At the age of twentyone [sic] he was married to Helen Kimberley Burdick.  Leaving his wife with her parents, Mr. Case came west to Wisconsin remaining a year, when he returned to New York for his wife bringing her to her new home near Oshkosh, Wis.  Two children were born to this union, a daughter and son, Lulu and Augustus.  Mr. Case moved to Nebraska in later years and engaged in stock raising, later on moving to Racine, Wisconsin and remaining there a few years, until his wife was called to London, England, by the illness of their daughter, who had married and lived in London.  Mr. Case then went to live with his son and family at Chicago, Ill. And then came to Tillamook with his son and family where he made his home until his death, Tuesday morning, February 25th, 1913, having lived to be ninetyseven [sic] years old.

Mr. Case was a very kind and loving husband and father.  He believed in always speaking a good word for everyone and in trying to always do as near right as he knew how.  Mr. Case’s daughter died in New York City in 1906.  She was on her way to visit her father, brother and family at Tillamook, after reaching New York City she was taken ill with appendicitis and died at the French Hospital.  Mr. Case leaves a wife who is an invalid, and still resides in London, England, a son, three grandchildren, daughter-in-law and two brothers in the East to mourn his loss.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. L. Shrode from the home of his son, A. K. Case, on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, February 28, 1913
Johnson, Norma

Cloverdale News

Following an operation for infantile paralysis, Norma, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, passed away at the hospital in Portland Monday evening.  She had been afflicted with this dread disease for the past three years and all that love and money could devise to help her was done.  Upon the advise of a specialist that her only hope of ultimate recovery was through a delicate operation, the parents vainly hoping that it would prove successful gave their consent.  She was operated on last week Thursday and Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Johnson returned to their home only to receive a message Sunday morning to come at once as she was failing rapidly.  Owing to the poor condition of her blood she was unable to withstand the operation and like a broken lily leaving only the sweet perfume of her memory she passed to her eternal rest.  Little Norma was of a sunny disposition, her patience and happy smile all through her afflication endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. The funeral was held from the house Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Union cemetery.  The sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, March 4, 1913
Fowler, Leroy

The infant child of H. T .Fowler died Tuesday night.  Funeral at Adventist church at 1 o’clock Thursday.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, March 4, 1913


H. L. Fowler and wife have been called to mourn the death of their only son, Leroy Halbert, who died Tuesday evening, March 4th, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  He was only four months and five days old, but in his short life here had won the love of all who saw him. The friends and neighbors were very kind and helpful.  The funeral services were conducted in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Thursday afternoon, by Elder B. J. Cady, lately of Australia.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, March 7, 1913
Brown, Amba

Amba Brown died at his home at Yellow Fir Mill, December the 3dr. 1921 at the age of fifty four years, six months and seventeen days, after a lingering illness of two years.

Deceased leaves to mourn him a mother, two sister, two brothers; a wife, five children, a son-in-law and also a host of other relatives and friends.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 12, 1922
Blum, Grace

Funeral of Grace Blum Held Jan. 4

Grace May Blum died at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Blum at Yellow Fir, Wednesday, January 4th, 1922 at the age of six years two months and six days.

She was a bright and lovable child, a sunbeam in her home and at school where teacher and pupils loved her.  She leaves besides her parents, five brothers, four sisters a grandfather, a grandmother hosts of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  We do not mourn with hope, as we will meet again in that country where there is no death.

The funeral was held in the U. B. Church, where the pastor Rev. Frye officiated.  The little body was laid to rest beside her mother in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Four young girls, Ethel Dye, Mildred Shoemaker, Rose Mitchell and Eunice Hall were pallbearers.  The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 12, 1922
Nary, Francis

Breezy News Notes of Wheeler

F. M. Nary former resident of Wheeler, passed away at Oregon City, December 29th, 1921.  Mr. Nary was well and favorably known at Wheeler having lived there for the last four years, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew him.  He was a tireless worker for the upbuilding of the community of which he was a citizen, an enthusiastic worker in the I.O.O.F. of which order he was P.N.G., after going through all the chairs.  He was buried by the lodge at Oregon City, the members of his own lodge officiating.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 12, 1922
Weiss, John

Obituary

John Weiss was born on the 27th of June 1844, in Speicher Switzerland.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Reform Church and reared by Christian parents.  On the 15th of October in 1877 he was married to Miss Louise Lappacher to this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters.  In 1882 he came to America with his family and settled in La Crosse, Wis., where he lived 28 years.  About 10 years ago he came to Tillamook where he remained the rest of his life.

He passed away on the 30th of December, 1921, at the age of 77 years 6 months and 3 days.  He leaves to mourn his departure his grief stricken wife, and his eight children, namely: Mrs. Lucy Grab, Mrs. Ida Zweifel, Mrs. Anna Ruben, Mrs. Emma Ward, and sons Werner, Robert, John and Otto.

Services were conducted by the Pastor of the Reform Church, Rev. W. G. Lienkaemper.  He was laid to rest in the Oddfellow cemetery.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 12, 1922
Jackson, Joseph

Obituary

Joseph Freeman Jackson was born near Bloomington, Illinois, March 12th, 1847.  He departed this life at Albany, Oregon, January 19th, 1922, being 74 years, 10 months and 7 days at the time of his death.

When he was a small boy his parents moved to Clark County, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.  He joined company K, 46th, Iowa Volunteers, and served his country in defense of Union and freedom.

He was married to Elmira Wilkinson, February 7th, 1875 at Indiapolis, Iowa.  From this union four children were born, namely Mrs. Lillian Hinner, of Albany, Arthur Jackson of Tillamook, and Mrs. Mary Huston of Tillamook.  The fourth child, John F., died when 4 years of age.

Comrade Jackson came to Tillamook County in October 1894, where he has since resided until the last eight years which he has spent mostly with his children.

His wife died June 15th, 1923.

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Corinth Post, No. 35 Department of Oregon.  Also of Mt. Hebo Lodge I.O.O.F.

Our Brother Jackson lived an upright noble life, and served his country in the hour of its need as a heroic defendor, who willing to lay down his life on the battle field that his nation might be preserved.  He expressed faith in God and readiness to go out into the higher life.  The Great Commander called him and he responded to the roll call and joined the innumerable company who have gone before.

Burial services were held at the Hebo Cemetery.  Rev. McRea officiating.  The Odd Fellows were in charge.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 26, 1922
Earl, John

Obituary

John J. Earl was born near Albany, Linn County, Oregon, on July 19th, 1851 and died at the home of his nephews Jessie and Ed. Earl, about four miles south of Tillamook, Monday night, January 16th, 1922, age 70 years, 6 months and 6 days.

He came to the Tillamook country in 1854, at the age of 13 and has made this county his home for 57 years.  He followed the occupation of farmer or rancher during all these years, remaining unmarried.

For the past 19 years he has made his home with his nephews, Jessie and Ed. Earl.

He was stricken with paralysis about eight years ago from which he had partially recovered, about a week ago he became ill and showed symptoms of a slight stroke.  On Monday night last the end came and the immortal spirit of John Earl was called by the God who gave it.

He is survived by none of his father’s family.

Several nephews and nieces living in various cities of the northwest survive their uncle.  He was a pioneer of this Tillamook country and helped to subdue the wilderness and make out county what it is.  He will be remembered and his passing mourned by the pioneers of that early day.

Services were held at the undertaking parlor, Rev. C. L. Dark officiating.  He was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery on the 18th of January.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, January 26, 1922
Spencer, James

Man Shot by Son-In-Law Succumbs To Wounds

Jas. Spencer who was shot by his son-in-law Wm. Sederberg at Rockaway a few weeks ago, died at the Shearer-Merrick Hospital Wednesday morning.

It will be remembered that Sederberg and a son of the deceased got into a dispute over money matters and in the mix-up Spencer was shot in the arm by mistake, Sederberg, thinking it was the son and shooting through the door.  The arm amputated and for a time it was thought that full recovery was certain, but complications set in which Dr. Shearer was unable to combat, and which resulted in death.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, February 9, 1922
McKeen, Andrew

J. E. McKeen of Blain, who was ill for only a few days, died at the Vidito hospital on Wednesday night.  A paralytic stroke was the cause of his death.  Deceased was 50 years old.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, February 9, 1922
Turch, Mr.

Hazel Bend
Word has reached here that Mr. Turch, a former resident of this neighborhood, died in Portland recently.  The body was taken to the old home in Kansas City for burial.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, February 9, 1922
Parker, Robert
Weist, Clifford
Weist, Francis


One Killed; Six Hurt In Wreck Near Cochran

Logging Train Plunges To Ravine Forty Feet Below

One of Injured May Die

Accident Happens Tuesday This Week Late In Afternoon

One man is dead and six were injured, one perhaps fatally, when a logging train near Cochran plunges from the rails to the ravine 40 feet below Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The Dead: - R. B. Parker, Cochran.

The Injured: - Francis Weist, Portland manager of the Francis Weist company, arm amputated and broken leg, injured internally, fatally perhaps.

John Weist, Portland, foreman, broken leg and cut about head; condition serious.

Amos Nelson, fractured leg, suffering from shock, condition serious.

Clifford Weist, Portland, son of John Weist, fireman scalded and both legs broken; recovering.

James Thomas, brakeman, Portland, injured about chest.

Alfred Buckman, engineer, fractured right arm, bruised about head.

All of the men were in the engine except Thomas, the brakeman, who was on the flatcar.  The seven men in the list of dead and injured were the only persons on the train.

The train left the trestle on a curve.  Subsequent investigation showed that for some unknown reason the ties and rails of the track has slipped bodily from the trestle work, throwing first the engine and then the car into the canyon.  The engine fell partly in the water, where the fire caused steam which scalded the men imprisoned under the wreckage.

The scene of the accident was within seeing distance of the  camp and men there were able to assist in the rescue.  One difficult part of their task was jacking up the locomotive so that those of the crew caught beneath might be reached.

The last of the men held prisoners under the wrecked train were not released until almost 6 o’clock, when they were started to Reliance.

The Weist Camp is located near the divide above Reliance.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, February 2, 1922
Nelson, Cephas

We are very sorry to state the loss of one of our best citizens, Mr. C. Nelson.  Mr. Nelsons funeral was held on Tuesday, January 31.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Thursday, February 2, 1922

Allen, Guy
Squires, Elwood


A Cloverdale report states that while Guy Allen, aged 26, and Elwood Squires, aged 45, a visitor from Indiana, were fishing near Haystack Rock on Monday their boat capsized and they were drowned.  A man by the name of Smith who accompanied them reached shore in safety.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, February 11, 1913
Ward, John

G. H. Ward received word today to the effect that his father John A. Ward had died at his home in Portland at 8:20 A.M. today of old age, deceased being over 90 years old.  The remains will be brought to Tillamook for burial on Wednesday and the funeral will be held on Thursday under the auspices of the G.A.R. which order he was a member of.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, February 11, 1913


Obituary of John A. Ward

John A. Ward was born in the State of Ohio on the eighth day of October, 1832.

He enlisted in the Union Army in Company “D” 13th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2nd, 1862 and served to end of the war, being mustered out June 8th, 1865.

He was married to Lucetta Watkins on May 17th, 1866.  Of this union there were born eight children four of whom survive, Mrs. Ella H. Apple, Tescott, Kansas; G. H. Ward, of Tillamook, Oregon; E. E. Ward, of Portland, Oregon; James M. Ward, of Vancouver, B. C., his wife having died in 1884.

In 1875 he settled on a homestead in Kansas where he resided until 1892 when he, with his three sons, crossed the plains by wagon, settling in Tillamook County, near Hebo, where he lived continuously until ten years ago, since which time he has lived at various places on the Pacific Coast and lastly in Portland, Oregon where he was at the home of his son, E. E. Ward, at the time of his death, February 11th, 1913.

He was a member of the G.A.R. which order conducted the funeral services at this city, February 13th, 1913.  Interment took place at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery East of town.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Friday, February 14, 1913
Ward, Cornelius

Cloverdale News
Cornelius Ward, well known in this part of the county, was found dead in his cabin at Neskowin Tuesday morning.  Up to Sunday evening he had been enjoying good health.  Death resulted from heart trouble.  The funeral was held at Oretown Wednesday.

Source: Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – Tuesday, February 11, 1913
Brant, Eliza

BRANT – Eliza died in Tillamook co, Or, 22 Apr 1877. She was the step-mother of three children and was much loved by them. The day before she died she told them to be good to their pa … She told her father and mother who were standing by weeping, “Don’t cry, I am better off than any of you.” – Mrs Catherine Morin

Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 6 Aug. 1877
Transcribed: Kim Mohler

Bachus, Child

The Evening Telegraph of Portland reports upon authority of one H. G. Guild, formerly publisher of the Hillsboro Independent, that a little daughter of Mr. Bachus, of Nehalem valley died recently from starvation.  The statements are that the family were illy supplied with provisions at the time of the recent storm; that by that disaster communication with the Beaver creek settlement was made impossible; that the father was compelled to work his way slowly by great hardship to St. Helens to procure food and that during his absence his little girl Mabel died from starvation in her mother’s arms.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, February 21, 1880
King, William

Wm. King, formerly proprietor of the mountain mills on the Tillamook road, died at his home in Salem on the 11th inst. of pulmonary disease, after an illness of some months.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, May 27, 1882
Hutchins, Benjamin

Benj. Prescott Hutchins, a prominent business man of Oregon, died at Tillamook on the 24th ult.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, September 9, 1882
Randall, John

RANDALL – John T., beloved husband of Lillian Randall; stepfather of Reao R., Richard F., James R. Craig A., Corby A., Herold, Sherry K. Allen; son of Vera Williams; brother of Betty C. Thomas and Wesley J. Randall, stepson of Jimmie Williams; 6 grandchildren.  LIFE-CENTERED MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m., at THE GATEWAY CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES, NE Halsey at 106th.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairview Home, Salem, Or.  Member of Teamsters Local No 162; Gateway Elks No. 2411 and Terrific Truckers Assn.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, November 17, 1976



Funeral for John T. Randall, a truck driver for Safeway Stores who died of a heart attack Sunday in Wheeler, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.  Cremation will follow.

Mr. Randall, who was 47, lived in Newberg.  Born in Aberdeen, Wash., he had moved to Newberg only recently.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian; mother, Vera Williams, Portland; sister, Betty C. Thomas, Vancouver, Wash.; brother Wesley J. Randall, Aurora, Colo., five stepsons, a stepdaughter and six step-grandchildren.

The family suggests remembrances be contributed to the Fairview Home, Salem.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Friday, November 19, 1976
Sumner, Francis

Francis Elizabeth Sumner was born in Portland on Dec. 24, 1919, to Katherina Elizabeth Blehm and George Washington Dawdy.

She joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on April 4, 2009. She passed quietly in her home, surrounded by family and friends.

She spent her childhood in the Willamette Valley and along the central and north Oregon coasts.

On Nov. 1, 1948, she married the love of her life, O. Roy Sumner. They raised four children in Portland.

She was an active member of Powellhurst Baptist Church. She was also active in various service groups, such as Eastern Star and Campfire Girls. Frances and Roy enjoyed fishing and boating with their family on the Columbia River and at a favorite vacation spot, Suttle Lake.

Her Christian faith and her family were most important to her. After her children left home, she enjoyed being a kindergarten teacher at Powellhurst Baptist Church.

When Roy retired, they moved to Netarts and became active in Netarts Friends Church and the Netarts Community Center. They enjoyed fishing, boating, clamming and agate hunting. Roy and Frances were active in the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, as well as serving the Tillamook and Netarts communities in many other ways. For decades, they made Frances' famous clam chowder for the Netarts Community Center Labor Day chowder feed.

Frances was an avid quilter and formed a quilting bee called the Singing Needles through Netarts Friends Church.

The Singing Needles sold their quilts and sent the proceeds to missionaries. Frances was also active in the Latimer Quilt Center and received many ribbons, including Best of Show at the Tillamook County Fair.

Roy passed on April 30, 2000. Within a year, Frances moved back into her Netarts home of more than 20 years with her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Vern Miller. She became active in the Tillamook Church of the Nazarene.

Frances enjoyed participating immensely in Wellspring, the adult respite center provided through Faith in Action. She also spent many Fridays sewing with friends at Jane's Fabric Patch.

Frances spent her last 10 years in the loving care of her granddaughter, Heather Clark, and family, Jeff, Jeffrey, Isaiah and Samuel.

Her granddaughter, Traci Martin, and family, Russell, Austin and Gabriel, moved from Florida to assist with Frances' care during the last three years of her life. Her love of family filled her life with blessings until her last days on earth. She enjoyed watching five of her great-grandsons grow up around her and she was surrounded by the love and care of her family everyday.

Francis is survived by one brother, Henry Vessell of Oregon; her daughter and spouse, Pam and Vern Miller of Netarts; son and spouse Phil and Linda Sumner of Modesto, Calif.; son Roy Sumner of Wasilla, Alaska; and son Ben Sumner of Utah. Also, by granddaughters Mary Beth Morrison, Kimberly Mayer and Christine Lyman, all of New York, Nikki Davis of Bay City, Sharon Haji of Everett, Wash., Missy of Utah, Traci Martin of Netarts, Heather Clark of Netarts, and Toni and Crystal, both of Alaska; grandsons James Sumner, J.R. Sumner and Austin Sumner, all of Utah; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and one great-great-granddaughter on the way.

A memorial service will held April 14 at 4 p.m. at Tillamook Church of the Nazarene, open to all family and friends, with no reception to follow.

Arrangements in care of Waud's Funeral Home.

Source: The Headlight-Herald (Tillamook, OR) - Tuesday, April 8, 2009
Fox, Mary

FOX – Mary E. (Mollie) of Cloverdale; sister-in-law of Bessie Bennett; aunt of John Craven, Cloverdale; Emily Mankowski, Phyllis Marsh.  Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church.  Interment Nestucca Valley VFW & IOOF cemetery.  Memorial contributions, Presbyterian Church or Nestucca Valley cemetery.  HARTMAN’S Lundberg & Son Funeral Home, Tillamook directors.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Friday, September 25, 1981
Craven, John Sr.

CRAVEN, Sr – John Lyle, Cloverdale, husband of Bessie; father of John Craven Jr.; Mrs. Emily Mankowski; brother of Molly Fox; 9 grandchildren.  Funeral services Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Cloverdale Presbyterian Church.  Interment Oretown Cemetery.  WAUD’S FUNERAL HOME, Tillamook.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, December 19, 1976
Craven, John Jr.

11/16/1920 6/19/2010

Mr. John Lyle Craven Jr. of Cloverdale passed away June 19, 2010, at his home of age-related natural causes. He was 89. John was a Tillamook County dairy owner and a respected leader in the Oregon dairy industry. There will be an informal celebration of John's life from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Hudson House Bed & Breakfast, 37700 Highway 101, South of Cloverdale. Arrangements in care of Waud's Funeral Home, Tillamook.

Source: The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, June 27, 2010
Newell, Emily
Newell, Lucy


Died

At sea, on board the Steamship Columbus, May 9, Lucy Ann, daughter of Geo. P. and Emily Newell, aged 20 months.  Interred at Acapulco.

Also, on the 14th of May, Emily C., wife of George P. Newell, aged 28 years.  Interred at San Francisco.

Mr. Newell was conveying his family to the place of his residence, at Pacific City.

Source: The Oregon Statesman (Oregon city, OR) - Friday, June 13, 1851
Hague, Robert

At Tillamook, about two months since, of consumption, Robert C. Hague, formerly of Salem, aged 29.

Source: The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, January 29, 1859
Bowman, Ella

In this city, Saturday, December 30, Ella Bowman, resident of Independence.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. L. F. Weisse of Hebo, and son, Peter Maydole of Palisade, Minn.  Funeral announcements later from W. T. Rigdon & Son mortuary.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) – Sunday, December 31, 1933


Bowman – At a local hospital Dec. 30, Ella Bowman, resident of Hebo, Ore.  Survived by the following childen: Mrs. Amy Nelson of Palisade, Minn., Mrs. Julia Weiss of Hebo and Peter Maydole of Palisade.  Also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry, George and Ira Lord, Sarah Purbis and Amy Herndno.  Funeral announcements later by W. T. Rigdon and Son.

Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Monday, January 1, 1934


Bowman – At a local hospital, Dec. 30, Ella Bowman, resident of Hebo, Ore. Survived by the following children: Mrs. Amy Nelson of Palisade, Minn., Mrs. Julia Weiss of Hebo and Peter Maydole of Palisade.  Also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry, George and Ira Lord, Sarah Purbis and Amy Herndno.  Funeral services will be held from the chapel of W. T. Rigdon and Son, Friday, Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m.  Rev. Eriksen of the American Lutheran church officiating.  Interment Murphy cemetery.

Capital Journal (Salem, OR) – Wednesday, January 3, 1934
Ely, Edna Lida

Edna Lida Ely was born near Hemlock, Tillamook county, Oregon on January 21, 1901 and died at the St. Vincent hospital in Portland, Oregon Friday May 5, 1922 aged 21 years, 3 months and 14 days.  She was the only child of Henry A. and Minnie B. Ely.  At an early age she was united with the United Bretheren church in Beaver and remained a faithful member.  The strength of her faith in God will be remember as a heirtage of comfort to her bereaved parents and friends.
   She will be greatly missed by her sisters and brothers of Beaver Rebekah lodge of which order she has been an active and untiring member for the past three years.  At the time of her death she was the efficient secretary, the youngest Past Noble Grand and also District Deputy President of the lodge.  She was also a member of Pleasant Valley grange.  But she will be missed most in the inner circle, the shrine of her devotion, the home where she grew to young womanhood like a lily pure and sweet.  Her smile was like a ray of sunshine.  To this father and mother our hearts go out in sympathy.
   Her illness was short, and she was a great sufferer, but was patient and evidenced a firm trust in her Christ whom she loved and served.
   All the loving hands and human skill could do was done to save her life but she passed away quietly Friday noon to that home above.
   Edna leaves to mourn her loss a loving mother and father and a host munity [sp], the church, the grance[sp], the of friends.  Her place in the comlodge and the home never can be filled.
A precious one from us [illegible]
 A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
 Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recaried [sp?]
 The boon his love has given
And through the body moulders here
 The soul is safe in Heaven.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon May 7 from the funeral parlors at Tillamook, Oregon, Rev. C.L. Dark of the M.E. church, conducting the services.  The services at the grave were conducted by Morning Star Rebekah lodge of Tillamook.  Interment was at the I.O.O.F. cemetery Tillamook, Oregon


Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – May 11, 1922
Page, Gordon

The funeral services of Gordon Page who died in Tacoma on Saturday of last week of tuberculosis, was held at the Christian Church on Wednesday, Rev. Jope conducting the services.  Interment took place at the Johnson Cemetery up the Wilson River.  Deceased leaves a mother and brother, who have the sympathy of many friends here.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – December 19, 1913
Dundas, Della

The funeral services of Mrs. Della Dundas of Portland was conducted last Friday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 10am, Rev. Weber officiating.  The deceased leaves, besides a father and sister, three children.  Chronic heart trouble was the cause of death.  She was 30 years of age.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) – December 16, 1913
Batzner, John

"Dad" Batzner, aged 85, was found dead at his home in Nehalem Saturday April 1.  Death was caused by old age.  Deceased was born in Indiana, residing there until the beginning of the Civil War when he enlisted in the Union Army, taking part in a number of important battles and serving until the end of the war.  When discharged he settled in Missouri where he lived until he moved to Nehalem about 9 years ago.

Mr. Batzner, was jolly, full of pep and a splendid companion.  He was a skilled fisherman and took a keen interest in that sport.

His help mate passed away a number of years ago.  Deceased is survived by one son, B. Batzner, Nehalem; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Smith, Nehalem, the other two living in the east.

Funeral services were conducted in the Lutheran church.  Rev. L. E. Taber, officiating, Monday and interment made in the K. P. cemetery.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - April 20, 1922

Jackson, Elmira

A very large funeral gathering took place at Beaver Church, Sunday, June 15th., when the friends and acquaintances paid their last earthly tribute of respect to their deceased neighbor, Elmira Wilkinson Jackson.

Elmira Wilkinson was born in Ohio in 1857, she was united in marriage to J. Freeman Jackson of Illinois in 1875, to this union were born four children, Arthur; Lillian, wife of Isaac Hiner; Mary, wife of Robert Huston; John when only five years old had passed to the Glory World.  Mrs. Jackson has been a sufferer for a few years with cancer of the stomach and died at the Sanatarium at Tillamook.  She told her loved ones that her peace was made with God and that love filled her heart for all mankind.  Certainly no parent could leave a richer legacy than that she had gone to be with Jesus, and mother's hands beckon at the gateway for those left behind.

Rev. Dora Young, an intimate friend, officiated and preached from Job 38:17, "Have the gates of death been opened unto thee, or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?"  Althought quite rainy that day, the beautiful sun shone while the grave was being covered with choice flowers.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - June 17, 1913
Honey, Effie

Mrs. W.B. Honey Dead

On Wednesday evening the sad news was carried over the town to the effect that Mrs. W. B. Honey was dead.  Mrs. Honey had recently undergone an operation for internal troubles and it was thought that she was on the road to recovery.

She was taken seriously ill a week ago with an ailment that has caused her more or less trouble for several years and on Friday last, she was operated on.  Her death took place at 9:24 Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Honey was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.  She was a most worthy woman and leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment will take place at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Effie Blanch Hood was born at Red Oak, Iowa, in 1874 where she lived until she was 17 years of age, when she married W. B. Honey, after which they moved to Nebraska, where they lived for 5 years after which they returned to Red Oak where they lived 5 years and then went to Oklahoma, living there for 3 years, after which they went to Nebraska again and lived there two years, going from Nebraska to Ohio where they lived for 1 year, and then moved to Tillamook, Oregon where they have lived for the past three years.

Mrs. Honey leaves a husband and two sons, Jay and Thane.  A father, sister and brother in Iowa and another brother resides in Colorado.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - April 25, 1913

Jenck, Peter

A Tillamook County Pioneer Passes Away

On Thursday of last week Peter Jenck a much respected pioneer of Tillamook County and a well to do rancher of the Nestucca Valley, passed away at the home of his brother-in-law Frank Berns of Tillamook.

Mr. Jenck had been ill since last August, but was taken seriously ill about a month ago with a weak heart and other complications and was brought to Tillamook that he might received every care and comfort.

The funeral services were held from the Catholic church of this city, Rev. Father Van Clarenbeck officiating.

Peter Jenck was born in Elases, France, Oct 13, 1844.  He came to America in 1871, and settled at Springfield, Ill., where he was married to Madgaline Berns in 1875.  In March 1888 they came to Oregon and settled on a homestead in the Nestucca Valley.

Eight children were born to this union, two girls and six boys, the girls and one son having died.  he is survived by a loving wife and five sons, Martin, John, Peter, Tony and Joseph.

Deceased served in the French army for seven years and fought in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - April 29, 1913

Johnson, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Gay was born in London, England, Nov. 18th, 1828, died in Tillamook, Ore. June 21, 1913, being 87 years, 7 months and 3 days old.

Deceased was married in Illinois in 1844 to Wm. Johnson, who died in 1879.  To this union eight children were born, namely; J. W. and J. L. Johnson of Canada, Henry Johnson of Montana, O.L. Johnson of California, Mrs. Alice Davis of Texas, Mrs. Mary Creviston and J.A. Johnson of Washington and Mrs. Lillie B. Harris of Tillamook at whose home for many years she has been tenderly cared for.

She has been on the Pacific Coast 67 years and a resident of Tillamook County for 24 years.

Mrs. Johnson has always lived an exemplary Christian life and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  The funeral service was held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  The services were conducted by Mrs. Jope.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - June 24, 1913

O'Hara, William

Wm. C. O'Hara died at the residence of his daughter, 231, Shaver St., Portland, June 21, 1913.  He came to Oregon via. the Isthmus of Panama.  He was born in County Sligo, Ireland in 1832.  His business kept him in Portland until 1883 when he took up farming in Netarts, Tillamook county, Ore., where he was postmaster for 20 years.  He returned to Portland four years ago and since that time has lived with his daughter.  He leaves four daughters and two sons:  Mrs. W. Johnson, Mrs. H.H. Brown, Mrs. C.M. Martin, Mrs. C.F. Grace, Wm. O'Hara, all of Portland, and H. O'Hara of Netarts.  The funeral took place June 23, from St. Mary's Church, where requim high mass was held.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - July 15, 1913

Kinnaman, Alice

Death of Mrs. Walter Kinnaman

Alice Sanders was born at Lafaette, Yamhill County, Ore., May 31st, 1874 and died at her home at Beaver, July 21, 1913 after a week's illness.  All medical aid and kind nursing possible was given, but God seen fit to take her away.

She was married to David Roads in 1890.  To this union were born two children, Anna and Lawrence.  July 7, 1909, she was united in marriage to Walter Kinnaman.  Four years ago she joined the United Brethren Church at Beaver, and was baptised by Presiding Elder P.O. Bonebrake.  She leaves a husband, two children, an aged mother and brothers.

Funeral services were conducted at the Beaver Church, by Rev. Dora Young:  from 11. Peter 3.11.  Interment in Beaver Cemetery.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - July 25, 1913

Spaulding, A.P.

A.P. Spaulding was born August 4, 1851, at Eddyville, Iowa.  In 1852 he crossed the plains in an emigrant train with his parents.  They lived in Portland until 1855 when they returned to Eddyville and in 1871 came back to Skamokawa, Wash.

In 1882 he married Edna McEthany of Keokus, Iowa.

He came to Tillamook Co. in 1901.

Died August 4, 1913 at the age of 62.

Leaves a wife and two daughters, Grace and Ella, to mourn his loss.

The funeral services were held at the United Brethren church at Beaver, August 6, at 10 o'clock by the Rev. Dora Young.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - August 8, 1913

Marble, Hiram

On Thursday morning at 2 o'clock Hiram Marble, for the past three years a resident of this city, died at his home of bronchitis and other complications.

Deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge which order had charge of the funeral services held at the Methodist Church, Rev. Kuhlman preaching the sermon, and the Masons conducting the services at the grave.

Hiram Marble ws born in Stevenson County, Illinois in the year 1847.  His boyhood days were spent in that state and later he went west to Kansas where he was married to Mrs. Emma Brown in the winter of 1886.  Four sons, Ray who died in March 1912, Earl, Guy, Lindley, and one daughter, Dessie, were born to this union.

Mr. Marble has been a patient sufferer for the past few months but it was only during the week preceding his death that he was unable to be up and around the house the greater part of the time.

The deceased who was held in high esteem by all who knew him had been a mason for about ten years.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - August 8, 1913

Nelson, Gustav

Gustav Nelson is no more, and while the people of Bay City mourn his loss as a single unit, there emerges from this sorrow, like a sphinx from the flames, a pleasing monument built from the man's good deeds.

Although taken in his prime, Mr. Nelson at 47 had in his quiet, unassuming way, accomplished so much that was worthy, his life may better be measured in deeds than years.

Born at Haimstad, Sweden, March 15, 1866, his first 15 years were passed with his parents on a farm.  During this period he received a somewhat meager schooling.  While only 16 years old he set forth to make his own way in the world, going to Michigan where he worked at railroading until 1889, when he responded to the urging of his brother Peter, and came to Bay City, here, beginning as a sawyer in a mill then operating at this place.  He has in 25 years, built so carefully and strongly as to command the entire trust and confidence of his fellow citizens.

During July, 1899 he married Miss Luella Ford at Tillamook.  One child a daughter Bernice, being born to them.  Soon after marriage Mr. Nelson entered the mercantile establishment of his brother Peter, when the firm became known as Nelson & Co.

Undemonstrative, reticent, even seeming backward at times, Gustav Nelson possessed those qualities that gained him the friendship and entire confidence of all with whom he came in contact.  As a mark of this trust, many responsible offices were tendered him by the people without solicitation.

Assistant Postmaster for Bay City many years, Port Commissioner by appointment and election, President of the Commercial Club, number among the public services he rendered.  As a Mason and Oddfellow, he was held in high esteem.  To sum up his life succinctly, no more could be said than this:  Bay City has known no better citizen than Gustav Nelson.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - October 03, 1913

Ross, Lisle

Lisle Ross Dead

Lisle Ross, of this city, who was working for the Sunset Timber Co. near Timber, was killed last Friday evening, Oct. 17th, by a tree falling on him, a limb of the tree penetrated near the hip severing an artery, causing a hemmorhage from which he died.  The tree struck him about six o'clock in and he died at 8:30.

The body was brought to Tillamook on Sunday and on Monday morning at 10:30 the funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Rev. Weber, pastor, officiating.  Interment took place at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lisle Melville Ross was born in The Dalles, Jan. 20, 1890.  He was one of four children born to Margaret and John Even Ross.  A sister, Jessie Evelyn Ross, now in Vancouver, B.C., a brother, Bruce Wallace Ross of the U. S. Navy, and a sister, Morna Clark Parkhurst, and his mother survive him.

Tillamook Herald (Tillamook, OR) - October 21, 1913
Pangborn, Blanche

Mrs. J. C. Pangborn Dead

On Friday, evening, Oct 24, at 9:50 o'clock, Mrs. J.C. Pangborn died at the Tillamook Sanitarium, after an illness of 12 weeks.  Mrs. Pangborn was operated on the Tuesday previous to her death and it was hoped and thought for a time that she would regain her health.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and a fine Christian woman.  She leaves a husband and three children.  Marvin, aged 9, May, aged 7, and Irene, aged 4; and a mother and many other relatives.  Miss Blanche Rouse was born in 1883 near Maiden, Ill., and in 1903 she was married to J.C. Pangborn at Maiden.  In March, 1912, they came to Tillamook County, buying the Carver place and making their residence there.

On Monday morning Mr. Pangborn and children, accompanied by Mrs. Jacob Breeden and Miss Addie Rouse, sister, and Arthur Campbell, cousin of the deceased, left with the body for Maiden, Ill., where the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Kuhiman, who was pastor in charge of the Methodist Church here last year.

Before leaving on Monday morning a short prayer service was held at the Doty home, which was attended by relatives and friends of the deceased.

There is a feeling of deep regret and sorrow is felt by all of this community who knew the deceased, because of her untimely death.  Women of her stamp are most certainly a loss to any community.


Mr. Pangborn is not decided as to whether he will sell his property and remain in the east or return and make his future home here.  His many friends here hope that he will see his way clear to return.

Tillamook Herald - (Tillamook, OR) - October 28, 1913
Paquet, Mrs. John

Obituary of Mrs. John Paquet

Mrs. John Paquet of Garibaldi, aged 49 years, died at Tillamook, Monday, Oct. 27, 1913, of typhoid fever.

Deceased leaves three children, Leonard M. aged 17 years, Arthur H. 15, Ora A. 13, and husband.  She was born at Dairy Creek, Washington County.  She has lived in Tillamook County since 1889.  She was married to John Paquet Oct. 13, 1892 at Vancouver, Wash.  She had been ill about three weeks before her death.

The funeral services were held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where she was buried, Rev. Weber officiating.

Tillamook Herald - (Tillamook, OR) - October 31, 1913

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