Location: Benton County OR

Biography of George M. Jasper

GEORGE M. JASPER. Among the prosperous and thrifty agricultural and stock-raising population of Union county there should be mentioned in a work of the character of the volume now under consideration of the substantial citizen whose name initiates this paragraph, because he has lived since an early day in the county, being practically a product of its institutions, and because he has achieved here a worthy and commendable success, and because of the stanch qualities with which he is endowed so richly. In Oregon have been born some of the leading citizens of Oregon, and one among the number is

Biography of Thomas H. Crawford

THOMAS H. CRAWFORD. – While Union county enjoys especial favor in possesing a large, well informed, and enterprising class of citizens who fill the walks of the industrial and professional callings she is to be congratulated in having such substantial, broad minded and capable devotees of the legal profession. Prominent in this number, and deserving of a large share of honor for his faithful and successful labors in the courts and in the manipulation of the affairs of the county, and also in a measure of the state politics wherein he has bestowed much care and thought for the welfare

Biography of William W. Randall

WILLIAM W. RANDALL is one of the early pioneers of the country now embraced in Union county, and he has spent much of his life here, having gained a good distinction in two different lines. He is now one of the substantial agriculturists of the county, and in earlier days he spent many years in the calling of the educator with marked success. William W. was born in Indiana, on October 28, 1852, being the son of Abraham and Lucinda (Olophant) Randall. The family removed to Iowa in 1853, settling in Marshall county, where they were called to mourn the

Courtney, Pinkney L. – Obituary

Mrs. B.T. Long received word Thursday evening of the death of her father, P. L. Courtney at Payette, Idaho and left for that place Friday. M. O. Courtney of Lostine accompanied her. P. L. Courtney was one of the earliest settlers of the valley and lived here until recent years when he was compelled to try a different climate to relieve asthma from which he was a sufferer. He spent the past year in California from there going to Payette only two weeks ago and on the trip contracted the influenza to which he succumbed. Pinkney L. Courtney was born

Carper, John – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon 1955-2004 John Wesley Carper, 49, of Promise died Dec. 10. A celebration of life and potluck will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the IOOF hall in Wallowa. Mr. Carper was born March 8, 1955, to John Edgar and Linda Juhola Carper in La Grande. He graduated from high school in Alsea where he was a member of the state champion football team. He had a ranch in Wallowa County and worked at Rogge’s Mill, where he received awards as a lumber grader. He enjoyed hunting, gathering mushrooms and rocks, and loved the history of the

Emmons, L. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Death of Mrs. L. B. Emmons Last Saturday at 7:30 o’clock, the spirit of Mrs. Iva M. Emmons quietly passed from earth at the age of 21 years and 4 days. Mrs. Emmons had been suffering with the dread malady, consumption, for some time, and although the physicians had pronounced her case hopeless the end was not thought to be so near, and the summons came as a terrible shock to relatives and friends. The deceased was the second daughter of R.W. Bloom and Mary Etta Bloom, a native of Wallowa County and was married to Leonard B. Emmons about

Conklin, Albert – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Albert C. Conklin, 57, Cove, died unexpectedly at Salem today, his family at Cove reported today. Funeral services will be held from the Cove Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Clarence A. Kopp in charge. Burial will be in the family plot in Cove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Snodgrass Funeral Home. Conklin was born at Cove June 10, 1896 and had been a resident of Union county nearly all his life. He is survived by two brothers, Tom, Cove, and Philip, Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives. Observer La Grande, Oregon Wednesday, July 22, 1953

Gray, George Grant – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon George Gray Is Called Beyond Grim Death Angel Takes Another of County’s Respected Pioneers Death took another of Union county’s respected pioneers yesterday when George Grant Gray died at his residence in Lower Cove at 2:15 o’clock in the afternoon. Burial will be at the Summerville cemetery tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The body will be at the residence from Monday evening until 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at which time it will be taken to Summerville where funeral services will be held. Mr. Gray was born in Granger County, Tennessee, April 10, 1840 er’s family, in 1853,

Gray, Sarah Sylvina – Obituary

Mrs. G. G. Gray Rites Tuesday Mrs. G. G. Gray, 84, died at her home in Lower Cove Sunday morning after a long illness. Sarah Sylvina was born to Merrell and Nancy Jane Jasper Aug. 11, 1855, near Corvallis. She was the second child and eldest daughter of a family of eight. At the age of 13 she moved with her parents to the Grande Ronde valley and settled near the home where she lived her entire married life. Two years after settling in eastern Oregon, the mother passed on, leaving the responsibilities of the family to Sylvina. On February

Jasper, George M. – Obituary

George M. Jasper Dies In Idaho Funeral services for George M. Jasper, who died Wednesday at his home in Meridian, Ida., will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Snodgrass chapel. Mr. Jasper was 75 years old and a native of Corvallis, but he spent most of his early life in Cove. He was an uncle of Mrs. Frank Conley, Cove. Other survivors include his widow, Ella Boswell Jasper; three daughters and one son: Ora and Gladys, San Jose, Cal.; and Vina and Terrell, Meridian. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, April 5, 1940 Front Page