Collection: United States Obituaries

Jackson, Amanda Matilda Bilyeu – Obituary

Halsey–Mrs. Amanda Bilyeu Jackson, 76, native of Linn County and daughter of early Oregon pioneers, died at her home here Thursday [September 22, 1932] and will be buried Sunday afternoon following funeral services at the Habey Methodist Church at 2 o’clock, Rev. Idso will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson was born nine miles east of Scio, June 29, 1856, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bilyeu. On October 5, 1878, she was married to C. C. Jackson, former Linn County sheriff. Four children survive. They are Mrs. Martha Hockensmith, Halsey; Fred

Crume, Cecil A. – Obituary

Cecil A. Crume, 80, 3595 Bernard Ave., Albany, died suddenly Friday morning (Aug. 23) at the Albany General Hospital from a heart attack. Services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home with interment at Waverly Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. William George Hooper officiated. Mr. Crume was born at Scio, March 12, 1888 to Charles Crume and Matilda Leeper Crume, and lived in the Albany vicinity since 1914. He was a retired farmer. He married Ada Crystal Bilyeu at Albany, May 27, 1907. She died Sept. 24, 1947. Mr. Crume and Fay Wokoloughlin Crume were married at

Crume, Ada Crystal Bilyeu – Obituary

Mrs. Ada Crystal Crume, 58, a resident of Lebanon for the past 18 months, died Sept. 24 at the Albany General Hospital. She was born at Scio, Feb. 22, 1889, and lived in the Scio and Albany areas previous to her Lebanon residence. Services were held Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Albany with Dr. E. B. Luther of the Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Franklin Butte Cemetery. Mrs. Crume is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Schulte and Mrs. Berniece Steen both of Albany; brothers, Eddie Bilyeu, Scio, Dane Bilyeu, Lebanon and Byron Bilyeu, Salem; sisters

Bilyeu, Mary Jane Gumm – Obituary

Mrs. Mary Jane Gumm died at her home here Friday [May 1, 1914] . She was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, November 9, 1852. She lived there until 1865 and then came to Oregon with her parents. The whole journey was made with an ox team. She settled with her parents near Scio. She was married to J. T. Bilyeu in 1868. There were three children born, Mrs. Oscar Gresham and William J. Wriger, both of Lebanon and Fred T. Bilyeu of Scio. Mr. and Mrs. Gumm lived on a farm near here for 35 years and then moved to

Roach, Naoma Huss – Obituary

Mrs. Naoma Roach, 80, Chehalis, died Saturday at her home on 1763 Cascade Ave. She was born November 3, 1880 in Mt. Vernon, Oregon. Mrs. Roach had been a resident of Chehalis for the past 24 years and a former resident of Onalaska. She was a member of the non-denominational church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Strey and Mrs. Anne Wassco, Randle, and Mrs. Catherine Roundtree, Everson, Wash.; three sons, Fred, Elk City, Idaho; Charles, Kimberly, Ore.; and Harvey Roach, Eugene, Ore.; three brothers, Ray Huss, Parker; Bird Huss, Ellensburg, and Oscar Huss of Winthrop, 15 grandchildren and 31

Layton, Henry Clay – Obituary

Another of the old pioneers of Lewis County passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 3, when Henry C. Layton died suddenly, at his home in the Hanaford Valley. Mr. Layton became violently ill while picking blackberries near a slashing burning, from the heat, and died a few hours after being taken sick. He was 64 years of age and was born in Toledo, this county, May 26, 1857. He is survived by his widow, Amanda Layton; two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Prince of Hanaford Valley and Mrs. Clara Hovies of Onalaska; one son, Roy Layton; his mother, Mrs. Sirilda Layton of Toledo;

Champ, John Hagar – Obituary

John Champ, aged 53 years, died at Winlock, Monday morning [December 6] following an illness of several months. Mr. Champ was a well-known early resident of Winlock and served the town as marshal on various occasions. He had lived at Winlock about 35 years. He is survived by a wife and six children, four daughters and two sons. [My research shows six daughters and four sons survived him] Chehalis Bee Nugget, December 10, 1915 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Champ, William – Obituary

Large funeral state pioneer-William champ dies at Winlock and funeral held on Sunday-Baptist church would not hold nearly all the mourners-organized many Masonic lodges in the west. Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church at Winlock were held the funeral services of William Champ of that city who died Saturday. The church would not begin to hold the people who were present to pay their respects to the memory of this old pioneer who came west and who first located in Olympia in 1860. Born in Kentucky in 1825-he would have been 88 year old in about one month-Mr. Champ joined

Lee, Ruthella Chaplin – Obituary

Ruthella Chaplin Lee, 95, died Wednesday, May 10 [1989], in Providence Hospital in Centralia. She was born Oct. 3, 1893, in Brownsville, Ore., and was the daughter of Ralph and Sarah [Coshow] Chaplin. Lee attended Bellingham Normal School and was a teacher in the Chehalis School District until her marriage in 1917 to Virgin R. Lee. He died in 1986. She was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a long-time member of the St. Helen’s Club and the Pioneers of Washington. Surviving are a son, William R. “Bill” Lee of Chehalis; three granddaughters; and three

Layton, Merle Alta Lewis – Obituary

A lifetime resident of Lewis County, Mrs. Merle Alta Layton, 70, Toledo, died Sunday [May 8, 1966] in a Chehalis hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1896 in Clatskanie, Ore. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Foley, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Oneta Pettett, Olympia and Mrs. Genevieve McKune, Winlock; a son, Virgil Layton, Kelso; three half sisters, Mrs. Gladys Marshall, Kelso, Mrs. Viola Wetzel, Seattle and Mrs. Reba Richter, Louisiana; three stepsisters, Mrs. Ethel Layton, Olympia, Mrs. Esther Pratt, Toledo and Mrs. Ruth Allison, Junction City, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Wednesday at 2 p.m.