Emmons, John W.- Obituary

Served through the Civil War in the Southern army, passed away Monday night., Jan. 2, 1933 at the home of his grandson, Harold Emmons on Alder Slope. He had been in failing strength for months, owing to advanced age and the end came as to one falling asleep from the weariness of many days filled w/ labor. Born 3/29/1843. At the close of the Civil War, he was married 12/21/1865 to Martha E. Day and they shortly moved to Ill. and later to Neb.

In 1885, they came west and settled in the Grande Rhonde Valley. Came to Wallow Co. in 1891. Mr. Emmons went to ranching near the Buttes using some of the land now in Clifford Wedes farm. His next move was to the Valley and he bought a farm on Alder Slope. Later he went into sheep ranching and bought a large ranch on Day Ridge later known as the Murdock Place. Selling this and getting out of the sheep business which was afflicted w/ one of its periodic depressions, he lived in the Valley a time, spent some months in Ca. and then went to a place in Brushy Canyon, before he retired from active work.

His wife passed away 11/7/1909. There are seven surviving children;Mrs.. Delbert Davis, Neb, Alton R. , San Francisco, Wm.. P. , add unknown, Leonard B. , Lostine, Charles D., Mrs. Delbert Homan (Jesse) , Enterprise. Mr.. Emmons belonged to the older generation which built up the country from primitive conditions. He was a kind friendly man upright and particular in conduct of business affairs and naturally everybody liked him.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Contributed by: S. Renee Schaeffer

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