Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs Eliza A. Botts pioneer resident of the county and of the Flora District, died Thursday Nov 24 1938 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eva Fleet, where she had made her home for 15 years. Her funeral was held at the Flora Methodist church Saturday afternoon and burial was in Flora cemetery. The pallbearers were six grandsons; Dwain Fleet, Twain Conley, Ivan, Bradford, Gerald and Orville Botts.
Eliza A Powell was born in Calhooun county , Georgia. July 19, 1853, and passed away at the age of 85 years four months and five days. She was married to Bernard Botts in Missouri Oct 30 1875. He passed away Oct 16, 1915. In 1884 they drove a mule team across the plains. They came into the then wilderness of the Wallowa county being one of the pioneers of the north end. Eight children survive, thirteen having been born to the union. The survivors are Earl, Bernard, Fred, George, And Mrs. Eva Fleet all of Flora; Otho Botts of Seattle, Wash, Mrs. Ida McCallister of Longview Wash; Mrs. Jessie Shumate of Olympia , Wash. While Susie Conley, Maggie Locke, Anna Wright, Lulu and Clarence Botts died some years ago. Also 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren survive.
Grandma had been ill for the last year or so. She was a member of the Christian church since early childhood and was a woman of much strength and Character, Who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. All eight children were at the funeral except Otho of Seattle. Ida of Longview and Jessie of Olympia, and also Mrs. Viona Berland of Stevenson, Wash. a grand daughter who was adopted to the family at the young age of 18 months old after the death of her mother (Anna Wright) were present.
Contributed by: Julie (Jennings) Botts