Alec M. Stackland, 67, passed on at his home in Portland March 15 from the effects of a stroke of paralysis.
He was the first of seven children the widowed mother brought from Norway in the nineties. After a short stay in New York, Kansas and La Grande, they bought a farm in Cove, where all except Alec, a house painter, and wife, who made Portland their home, and Mrs. Elida Miller and family, who made Union their home, have become householders and orchardists, enterprising and public spirited men and women.
On the death of her husband, W. A. Prilliman, the eldest of the three daughters sold her Cove property, and now has her home in La Grande. The sisters, Mrs. S. E. Miller, Mrs. L. E. Anderson and daughter, Miss Thelma Anderson, Mrs. H.U. Meyers and son, Lexro Prilliman, Karl J., Chris M., and Gerhard G. Stackland were all able to attend the funeral in Portland. Besides the aboved named relatives, deceased leaves six nephews, three nieces, a grandniece and grandnephew.
The Weekly Eastern Oregon Republican,
March 25, 1932
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe