Services Honor Charles Emmons
Memorial services for Charles Dayton Emmons who passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital Saturday evening, May 26, 1962 were held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Bollman Funeral Chapel. Rev. A.L. Kinter officiated and his wife was organist. Rev. Kinter and Mrs. Dean Harrison sang ” Beyond the Sunset” and “No Night There”.
Casket bearers were: Clarence Shaver, Hoke Ollis, Wilmer Cook, Oscar Hammack, Ted Landis, and Donald H. Davis, and vault entombment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.
The deceased was the son of John W. and Martha Emmons early pioneers of Wallowa County and was born in Illinois September 2, 1877. He was a retired farmer and had been in ill health several months. He was a member of the Christian Church. On November 29, 1898 he was married at Enterprise to Ella Boothe who lived only a few years. On November 29, 1908 he was married at La Grande to Lena Malzer who survives him.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Harold, of Portland; two daughters: Mrs. Wayne (Irene) Reece of Enterprise and Mrs. Ben (Fern) Strickler of Joseph; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charles T. (Jessie) Thornburg of Enterprise.
Wallowa County Chieftain – May 31, 1962
Contributed by: S. Renee Schaeffer