Location: Cook County IL

Draper, Noah – Obituary

Noah Draper, 77, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Powers at Medical Springs Monday morning March 14. Mr. Draper was born near London, England May 1, 1850, and came to this country when a young man. He lived many years in and around Chicago and had a family of four children, but drifted away from them thirty years ago and was never able to locate them. For the past ten years he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Powers. The funeral was held at Cock Bros. Chapel Tuesday March 15, at 1 o’clock p.m., services

Spaeth, Mary E. (Sweeney) – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Longtime Resident Succumbs at 80 Mary E. Spaeth of 1860 2nd St., passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 at her home at the age of 80. Mrs. Spaeth was born on May 24, 1892 at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Teresa Sweeney. On April 30, 1913 she was married to Fred Spaeth at Portland, Ore. They moved to La Grande later that year where Mr. Spaeth started the Spaeth Plumbing and Heating Company. Mr. Spaeth preceded his wife in death on July 12, 1970. Mrs. Spaeth was a member of Our Lady of the

Nitz, Wilfred Arthur – Obituary

LaGrande, Oregon Wilfred Arthur Nitz, 65, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande died May 16. A memorial service was held May 31 in Sherwood. Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Nitz was born Oct. 28, 1940, to the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Nitz in Scheflin. He attended Grant High School and graduated from Concordia High School and attended Concordia Junior College. He graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Ill., and in June 1963, married Judy Berreth. The couple taught in Elgin and Snohomish, Wash., and he served as interim principal in 1967-68.

Taylor, William Irwin – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon William “Bill” Irvin Taylor, 88, of Summerville died Aug. 21 in La Grande. At his request there will be no public services. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Bill was born on Sept. 23, 1918, to William Forrester and Verna (Gelnett) Taylor in Du Bois, Pa. He graduated from high school in Du Bois and then attended the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics. He taught Aircraft Mechanics at the Naval Training School in Chicago and later worked as an inspector for the FAA and as a flight instructor. On Aug. 12, 1944, he married Corrinne

Heitz, John Ray – Obituary

John Ray Heitz, 67, of Island City, died at his home Sept. 28 from mesothelioma. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Island City. A viewing will precede the service beginning at 9 a.m. John was born Sept. 7, 1940, to John Helmic and Vera W. Heitz in Chicago. At 2, his family moved to Fruitland, Idaho, where they eventually acquired a small farm. John learned to work as he attended school. He hoed beets, picked fruit, worked at the cannery and graduated from high school. He also learned

Smith, Kenneth – Obituary

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Smith Formerly of La Grande 1943-2009 Ken Smith, 66, of Salem and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 12. A private family ceremony will be held in Portland in November. Ken was born Aug. 27, 1943, to G. LaVerne and Dorothy Smith in Chicago. He married his wife, Connie, in 1966. They had two children, Julie and Marc, and moved to La Grande in 1981. Ken taught in the education department at Eastern Oregon University until his retirement. His family said that many of Ken’s most treasured memories came from this time in his life. In lieu of

Biography of Frederick J. Wagner M.D.

Frederick J. Wagner, M. D. A resident of McFarland, Kansas, for about eight years, Doctor Wagner had found many responsibilities and pleasant relationships with that community, where he is a well known and capable physician, a druggist and present incumbent of the office of postmaster. Doctor Wagner is a native of Chicago, where he was born January 15, 1883. His father, Charles Wagner, was born in Waldek, Germany, in 1855, and at the age of seventeen accompanied his three brothers to America. Locating in Chicago, he became a well known business man, building a wholesale and retail grocery establishment and

Biography of Eugene L. Dimick

Eugene L. Dimick. The vocation of writing and selling insurance had grown to enormous proportions during recent years, not entirely because the people have come to a realization of the necessity for protection, but also because of the men who are engaged in this line of endeavor, who are educating the general public in realizing the benefits accruing from insurance. To succeed in this line of business a man must possess certain qualities not found necessary in other avenues of business, including a thorough knowledge of all the angles of his vocation, a keen insight into human nature, have the

Cooke, Clara Noland – Obituary

Clara Cooke, 67, of 2970 Elk Lane was pronounced dead on arrival at Josephine General Hospital Wednesday [Oct. 16, 1968]. She was born May 18, 1900 in Homewood, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hull and Hull Chapel with the Rev. Masimo Ghilardl of St. Anne’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery at Cave Junction. Survivors include the widower, Ellsworth Cooke, Grants Pass; a sister, Elizabeth Drill, Fond du Lac, Wis; and a brother, Joseph Noland, Milwaukee, Wis. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Lee, Adelaide Marie Murray Howard – Obituary

Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Oscar Grant Lee who died Saturday afternoon [September 2, 1911] at 3 o’clock in St. Paul’s Cathedral. The body of the deceased arrived in Oklahoma City Monday morning [died in Cook Co., IL] and will remain at the residence of Harley E. Lee, 212 West Thirteenth Street, until the time of the funeral. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman