Haun, James F. – Obituary

Pioneer Rancher Dies in Hospital At La Grande

James F. Haun, prominent Lostine rancher, died in a La Grande hospital Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the age of 88 years.

James Francis Haun was born in Platte county, Missouri, Sept.25, 1858, his father being Wilson Haun. His mother died when he was but an infant. When eight years old he came with his father to Kansas and in 1878 in company with his brother, Jacob, and brother-in-law, William McGlenire, crossed the plain’s for the Oregon country. On two different occasions the journey was interrupted by lack of food and funds and any available jobs were taken to get necessities to continue. The Haun brothers homesteaded near Lostine.

Mr. Hauns first wife was Ida Hayhurst. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy, the other two being Roy H. and James Ralph. On June 12, 1901, Mr. Haun was again married, his second union being with Mellie Dodd of Auburn, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him: Dr. J.J.D. Haun and Mrs. James S. (Edith) Clark of La Grande.

Mr. Haun was a man of high integrity, thrift and enterprise, and by hard work and good management overcame many hardships to attain success. He worked hard until he was 75 years old with steadfast determination which marked him as one of the true pioneers of Wallowa county.

His eldest son, Roy H. Haun of Lostine, passed away last June.

Surviving are his widow, Mellie D. Haun of Lostine, two sons, Ralph Haun of Lostine and Dr James J. D. Haun of La Grande, one daughter, Mrs. James S. Clark of La Grande; and by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at Enterprise at 10 o’clock tomorrow (Friday) morning with internment in the Lostine cemetery.

Wallowa County Chieftain, November 7, 1946, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells



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