Henry T. Skaggs was born in Indiana, Sept. 13, 1848, and died at his home in Enterprise on Dec. 25, 1920, aged 72 years, 3 months and 7 days.
When a young man he moved to Missouri, and soon afterward to Madison, Kansas, where on Sept. 18, 1881, he was married to Miss Effie Martin.
About 31 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Skaggs moved to Dayton, Washington, and 28 years ago they moved to Wallowa county, locating near Flora. A year ago last October they moved to Enterprise.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Effie Skaggs, one daughter, Mrs. Edith Davis, and two sons, Charles M. Skaggs and Guy E. Skaggs; also two brothers, John Skaggs of Denver and George Skaggs of Virgil, Okla., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Swartz of Indiana and Miss Mattie Skaggs of Oklahoma.
Some years ago he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and remained a member until his death. The funeral service was conducted at the Methodist church by his pastor, Rev. Homer E. Cullison, and interment was in the cemetery at Enterprise.
Wallowa County Reporter, December 30, 1920