Collection: Union County Oregon Obituaries

Obituary of L. Virgil Chadwick

L. Virgil Chadwick, the son of Lynn James Chadwick and Georganna Miller Chadwick, was born on Nov. 3, 1920 at Hot Lake and died on Jan. 24, 1999 at the age of 78. Virgil grew up and attended school in Cove. After graduating from high school in 1938, he went to work on his cousin’s wheat farm. He later enlisted in the Unites States Army Air Corp for World War II and flew a number of missions into Europe. After his discharge from the service he returned to Cove and went back to work on the wheat farm. He then

Obituary of Georganna Chadwick

Georganna Chadwick, of Cove, died Sunday, June 29, at Valley View Manor. She was 83. Mrs. Chadwick was born Dec. 1, 1896 at Cove, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller, early pioneers in the Grande Ronde Valley. On Dec. 13, 1914 she was married to Lynn Chadwick at Cove. He preceded his wife in death on May 1, 1962. Mrs. Chadwick was a member of the Cove United Methodist Church and Mt. Fanny Grange. Survivors include her sons, George, of Union, and Virgil, of Tillamook, five grandchildren, Lundalin Kinsella, of LaCenter, Wash.; Tilda Jones, of Oregon City; Diana

Obituary of Donald Turner

Donald N. Turner, aged 11, died at a Baker hospital Monday, following an operation for appendicitis, last week. Donald was a pupil of Wolf Creek school, and had enrolled for this term, but had attended only one day, when he was stricken with illness. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. M.L Turner and a brother and sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church, and burial was in the North Powder cemetery. Rev. Clower conducted the services. North Powder News Saturday, October 2, 1926 Obituary Donald L. Turner is the son of Mr. and

Obituary of Charles F. Brown

Conductor Killed At Kamela Chas. F. Brown, who has been a conductor on the O.R.& N. line between Pendleton and Huntington for several years, was killed at Kamela Tuesday morning. Mr. Brown was in charge of passenger train No. 6 which had stopped at Kamela to pick up a dining car. The train had stopped on a side track and Mr. Brown had just finished testing an air brake and stepped backward onto the main track just in time to be struck by a helper engine, which was backing down the main track to get out of the way of

Obituary of Bert Brown

Bert BROWN, age 74 of 102 Walnut St., passed away at the Portland Veteran’s Hospital April 27. He was a retired millworker. Graveside services were held at the Hillcrest Cemetery Saturday, April 30, under the direction of the WW1 Veterans. Mr. BROWN was born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 15, 1891 and had lived in La Grande 40 years. He was a member of the WW1 Veterans and the Blue Mt. Grange. Survivors include his wife, Ella, La Grande; one son, Gilbert BROWN, West Minster, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Alice KANNARD, Portland, Mrs. Louella TACY, Oakridge, Ore., and Mrs. Evelyn LOVELESS,

Bryant, Amanda J. – Obituary

Following is an obituary for Amanda J. Hammack, for the purpose of information, you the reader must be aware of Amanda’s marriages or this obituary could be confusing. As far so far Amanda J. had six husbands (subject to change) they are: George W. See  m. 1868, C.A. Anderson  m. 1875, John A. Childers m. 1878, Joseph Weathers  m. 1895,  Mr. Bryant  m. ?,   William T. Grider  m. ?. There is some question of her marriage to William T. Grider, he doesn’t seem to belong to Amanda J. Obituary for Amanda J. Bryant Mrs. Bryant Dead. Well known Citizen of This

Obituary of Clarence Miller

Death of Clarence Miller Clarence Miller, a former resident of Union, died of pneumonia, at Austin, Grant County, Oregon, Tuesday of this week. The body was brought to Union Wednesday night, and the funeral will take place from the undertaking parlors at 2 p. m. Friday under auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. Clarence Miller was a young man raised in Union, and he married Miss Zylpha Skiff, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. O. J. Skiff, of Union, about a year and a half ago. To this union one child was born, which, with

See, Albert D. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Albert D. See Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Albert D. See, who died suddenly this morning from a heart attack while picking apples in an orchard near Imbler, Oregon, will be held at Summerville Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial beside his wife, who died several years ago. He was born in Union County Oct. 24, 1879, being nearly 60 years of age. Survivors include the following children” Lottie (Charlotte) Grover, Minnie and Esther of La Grande; a step-son, William Hart, of Yakima, Washington; three brothers, Frances and George of Tacoma, Washington, and Jeff See of

Murphy, Alvah (Al) Walter – Obituary

Al Murphy, 76, of Cove, died Sunday, Feb. 24 (1979), at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. Murphy was born Aug. 18, 1903 at Cove, the son of Walter and Florence (Comstock) Murphy. He married Flossie Rollins in Cove, Sept. 2, 1923. He retired as a mechanic from Inland Machinery when the company moved to Yakima, Wash. Mr. Murphy was a member of the National Riflemen’s Association. Survivors include his wife, of Cove; son, Keith Murphy, of La Grande; sister, Mrs. Ward (Thelma) Miller, of Union; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p.m. at

Barnhart, Luella C. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Luella C. Barnhart of 1536 N. 1st Union died Monday at a local hospital at the age of 54. Mrs. Barnhart was a lifetime resident of Union. She was born there on December 26, 1915, the daughter of Orphia and Ivy (Ross) Burford. She was married to Forrest Barnhart on February 14. 1946 in La Grande. She is survived by her husband, Forrest of Union; a daughter, Leah Rae Barnhart, Roseburg, Oregon; brother Clifford E. Burford, Eugene, Oregon; her mother, Ivy Burford, Union and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2

Barnes, S. T. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon In this city Friday, October 20, 1905. S.T. Barnes, aged 66 years. Deceased was a native of Missouri, but was one of the pioneer residents of Summerville, having been engaged in business here until a few years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mochell and the remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery. Elgin Recorder Friday October 27,1905

Barnes, Elston L. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Former Local Man Kills Wife And Self, Elston L. Barnes Shoots Wife and Suicides Killer was Son of Late Dr. Ephiam Barnes of This City Killing Was At Cascade Locks Jealousy Ascribed as Cause of Shooting Ending Lives of E.L. and Mrs. Barnes Elston L. Barnes, 49, eldest son of the late Ephriam L. Barnes, one time resident of North Powder, on Monday of this week shot his wife, Sevilla, through the left breast, killing her almost instantly. He then shot himself through the head, dying 15 minutes later. Barnes was employed by the Oregon-Washington

Barnes, E.W. Dr. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Passes This Life Dr. E.W. Barnes formerly a resident of North Powder, and publisher of the North Powder News, died suddenly at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Opal White, at Lewiston, Idaho, early Tuesday morning of this week. For several years past Dr. Barnes had made his home at Hermiston. For several months he and Mrs. Barnes have been visiting the home of Mrs. White and the day before his death the doctor had celebrated his eighty-third birthday, and apparently was in his usual good health. Dr. Barnes was well known in Union county

Barlow, Leonard Jay – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Retired Lumberman, Passes Leonard Jay Barlow of Elgin, age 61, and a retired lumberman died at a local hospital Aug. 28. Funeral services where held Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church in Elgin with Rev. Ed Liggett officiating. Interment was at the Island City Cemetery. Crippen and Daniels Chapel had charge of arrangements. Mr. Barlow was born in Tacoma, Wn., on Oct . 24, 1904 and had been a resident of Elgin for 30 years. He was a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union No. 2780, and the Baptist Church. Survivors

Barger, Cyrus W. – Obituary

Old Stage Driver Buried In Silverton Cyrus W. Barger, one of the oldest coach drivers in the north west, died in Portland, Wednesday of last week, at the age of 76. He was buried at Silverton last Friday, and his body was borne to its last resting place in a hearse drawn by a span of horses. His old whip which lashed the backs of his steeds for nearly fifty years laid in his hands. These were two of the aged man’s requests. Barger was one of the Overland stage coach drivers that made Baker in that day and there

Banton, Henry Eugene (Gene) – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Services Set For Accident Victim Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday April 28, 1955 at two o’clock from the chapel of the Snodgrass Funeral Home for Henry Eugene (Gene) Banton who lost his life early Monday morning, in the Union County powder house explosion. Rev. Gene Robinson will officiate and interment will be in the family plot of the City cemetery. He was born in La Grande, February 1895, residing here all of his life. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. No. 433 and the Mt. Emily Post No. 2990, Veterans of

Bacon, A. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Body Found. The body of A. Bacon, who was supposed to have been murdered by Sam Walters a few weeks ago, has been found on the bank of Snake river several mailes below the ferry by some men hunting for stock. The body was much disfigured by birds, but the glass eye which Bacon was known to wear was found near the head. This completes a chain of evidence which leaves no doubt as to Walters guilt. Walters asked a continuance of his case last week to enable him to send east for money to assist

Baird, Thos. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Thos. Baird’s Death The sad news of the death of Mrs. Lyda B. Baird, wife of Thos. Baird and mother of George Baird, the Union Merchant, was received here yesterday. She passed away at Boise City, Monday night at 10:30 o’clock. She was nearly 71 years old and raised a family of five sons and three daughters. She came to Union with her family in 1863 and resided here until about six years ago, when she removed to Woodriver, Idaho. She had been in Union for some time, visiting, until about two weeks ago, when

Baker, Alice, Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Alice Baker Called to Beyond Mrs. Alice Baker a prominent Cove woman, passed away yesterday evening following an illness of about two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. standard time, after which the body will be sent to her old home in Indianapolis, Ind. for burial. Mrs. Baker was born Mar. 31, 1887 and was 43 years one month and 22 days of age. She is survived by her husband Guy Baker, and a sister and brother in Indianapolis. She was a member of