Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon
Samuel Jefferson Cussuns was born in Athens County, Ohio, August 14, 1835 and died at his home near Lostine May 1, 1919 being 84 years, 8 months and 13 days old.
When 17 years old he moved with his parents to Lee County, Iowa. In 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Nelson. To this union were born: James Gaston and George Cussins of Wallowa; Joe of Beatrice, Neb.; Frank, Leander, Arthur, and Henry of lostine, and Mrs. Odelia Jacobs, of Chico.
Mr. Cussins was a veteran of the Civil War. He moved with his family in 1865 to Nebraska, where they resided until 1889 when they came to Wallowa County, which has since been his home.
Funeral services were held at the house Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. A. M. Williams, and burial was in the Lostine cemetery.
Source: A Wallowa County, Oregon Newspaper
Contributed by: Dixie Ricker