Death of Dr. J.B. Husey, at Baker
City on last Thursday
On last Thursday night after weeks of constant suffering and pain, Dr. J.B. Hulsey died at Baker City and was buried on Saturday, his funeral being conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which he had been a member for 36 years.
Dr. Hulsey was one of the pioneer residents of Grande Ronde valley, settling at La Grande in 1865. Early in the spring of that year he and his wife, in company with many others who still live in this and Baker county left Illinois to journey across the plains and seek new homes in the far off western land. At old Fort Kearney the train was made up and after passing inspection by the commander of the post the signal was given and the journey commenced. It was at this place the writer joined the train and throughout the eventful trip was the recipient of many acts of kindness and loving care from Dr. Hulsey and his wife, the memory of which has been warmly cherished through a quarter of a century of time. Of late years Dr. Husey was in poor health and for some weeks prior to his death he gradually failed until at last Death released him from his sufferings. Peace to his memory.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
January 2, 1890