Mrs. Laura Sirrine, wife of Theodore Sirrine, of North Union, died of heart failure at about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of this week.
Mrs. T. C. Sirrine passed away suddenly at the home residence in Union at 3 p. m. Tuesday last. She had been poorly for over two years.
Mrs. Sirrine was Laura Holmes of Montpelier, Idaho. She was born June 15, 1852, and married T. C. Sirrine Nov. 14, 1869 at Montpelier, Idaho. In the fall of 1877 Mrs. Sirrine and her husband left Idaho and went to Salt River Valley, Arizona, by team and arrived there Jan. 17, 1878, settling in Mesa City. The family lived there 27 years and left for Weiser, Idaho, in 1903; from there they moved to Union, Oregon, May 1, 1907.
She leaves a husband and six children, 13 grand children, and 2 great grand children to mourn her death. Her children are Mrs. J. A. Holmes of American Fork, Utah, formerly of Union; James C. Sirrine, of Metropolis, Nevada; Mrs. A. L. Johnson, of Gridley, California; Seth Sirrine of Union; Wilford Sirrine, who is in Australia on a mission for the L.D.S. Church; and Sam Sirrine of Union.
Her grand daughter, Mrs. C. R. Fullmer, arrived from La Grande the night of her death. Her grandson, Lionel Holmes, was at the death-bed. The children, James Sirrine, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Johnson, are expected to arrive, to attend the funeral Friday March 2, at 2 p. m.
Newspaper item, April 1917
Contributed by: Larry Rader