A message to relatives received in Milton Wednesday, states that Nathan Pierce died in San Francisco, Wednesday, the 26th inst., of heart disease. Mr. Pierce left his home about two weeks ago, going to San Francisco for his health. His son Henry was in San Francisco and was in attendance on his father. The remains will be brought from San Francisco and the funeral will probably take place Sunday at Milton, as the body is expected on today’s train.
Nathan Pierce was for many years a prominent figure in politics of Umatilla county and the state of Oregon. In 1892 he was nominated for presidential elector by the peoples party of Oregon and elected, casting his vote for General James A. Weaver for president. In 1894 the peoples party nominated for governor and he made a strong run for that place receiving many thousand more votes than Galloway.
Cove Ledger Thursday August 3, 1899