Death Clams County Stockman
John Walter Fine, a resident of Wallowa county since 1906 and known as one of Wallowa county’s most prominent ranchers and stockmen, passed away early Friday morning, January 11, 1952 at the Wallowa Memorial hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Son of Henry and olive Fine, he was born in Genesee, Idaho June 27, 1880. In 1882 his family moved to Whitman County, Washington, where they lived until 1894. From 1894 to 1906 he made Prescott, Washington his home, coming to Wallowa county in 1906. On December 27, 1910 he was married to Enterprise to Miss Florence Tinsley who preceded him in death in 1945. For many years he had been an active stockman, running horses on the Chesnimnus range and farming hill land. In later years he and his sons, Gerald and Maurice, continued in the stock business.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Booth-Bollman Chapel with a background of soft folklore music of the hills. Rev. John Munsey of the Community Church officiated and Mrs. R.D. Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best sang “In the Garden” and “Beyond the Clouds”. Pallbearers were Ben Weathers, Clint Johnson, (Continued on back page) rest of article missing
Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, January 17, 1952 page 1
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor