Location: Crook County OR

Biographical Sketch of James P. Dickenson

James P. Dickenson has gained a good success in material things in Harney county since his advent here and is one of the substantial and leading stockmen and farmers to-day. He and his family have two good hay farms near the Narrows and also three near Lawen. These fine tracts of land return him annually large amounts of hay and give him opportunity to handle many head of stock. James P. was born in Grayson county, Virginia, on February 18, 1842, being the son of John and Rosa (Hale) Dickenson. He grew up on the farm and gained his education

Baldridge, Ruby Anna – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon A private family service was held for Ruby Anna Baldridge, 68, a longtime Central Oregon resident in earlier years that returned to Prineville nine months ago. She died Tuesday, June 19, 1984 at the Crook County Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldridge’s activities were centered largely in her home, but she had worked for a time as a hospital cook. She was married April 25, 1934 in Park Falls Wis. to Henry T. Baldridge, who survives. They moved to Oregon in 1938 and settled in Hines, where they lived for five years before moving to Prineville. They moved

Marks, Tom O. – Obituary

Tom Marks Dies At Home Here Tom O. Marks passed away at 7:45 p.m. August 5 at his home in Enterprise at the age of 80 years. Mr. Marks was born at Sweet Home, Ore., Dec. 9, 1866, and lived in Olax, Prineville and Arlington before moving to Imnaha at the age of 23 where he lived on a homestead. In 1905 he and Charles Rice formed a partnership and together they raised cattle for ten years. He was married Sept. 15, 1915, to Mrs. Vertie Snell at Vancouver, Wash. While living on the Imnaha he served as deputy sheriff,

Duckett, A. L. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Long-time Imnaha resident, A. L. Duclett dies at age 104 A. L. Duckett, who died last week at the age of 104, spent most of his adult life in Imnaha. He can be regarded as one of the most influential and popular citizens in Wallowa County’s history. By Elane Dickenson of the Chieftain Armel Lee Duckett, better known by his initials, A.L., died in Prineville last week after spending virtually all of his adult life as one of Imnaha’s leading citizens. The small Imnaha church built just 10 years ago on land he donated was packed

Duckett, Armel Lee – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Armel Lee Duckett, 104, of Imnaha, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville. Services were Dec. 12, with burial in Prairie Creek Cemetery at Joseph. Mr. Duckett was born Sept. 18, 1894, in Cassville, Mo., to Bill and Florence Duckett, the third of 13 children. Mr. Duckett moved to Oregon when he was 18 and worked as a farm hand and trapper. He was a boiler maker for the O&R Railroad, based out of La Grande. He enlisted in the Army when he was 23 and served in France and Germany during

Martin, Grace E. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Grace E. Martin, a resident of Prineville since 1974, died Jan. 24, 1988 at the Ochoco Nursing Home. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Martin was born June 19, 1889 at Weston, the daughter of James and Clara (Shaw) Wisdom, who were early pioneers of Wallowa County. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Wallowa County. On Oct. 21, 1908 she was united in marriage to Roy P. Martin in Enterprise. He preceded her in death on Feb 29, 1976. The couple moved to Prineville in 1974 to be near their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.

Brace, Paul – Obituary

Paul Brace, 89, a 30 year resident of Prineville, died Wednesday, May 22, 1991, in a Prineville hospital. Mr. Brace was an Oregon lumberman until his retirement in 1968. He was the husband of the late Ethyl Brace, and father of the late Betty Kearly. Survivors include five grandchildren, Lynda Heuschkel of Stockton, Calif., Terry Kearly of Las Vegas, Nev., Gloria Kearly-Trautner of Prescott, Ariz.; and by six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at the Enterprise Cemetery, Wednesday May 29. Memorials in his memory may be made to the charity of choice in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in

Payne, Porter Alex “Tim” – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Porter Alex “Tim” Payne, 84, of Prineville, a former Northeastern Oregon resident, died June 11, 2005, at Ochoco Care Center. At his request, there will be no service at this time. Tim was born on March 29, 1921, at Troy to James S. and Lillian P. Hall Payne. He was raised all over Eastern Oregon and attended schools in the La Grande area. He married Irene Looker in Baker City in 1949. He farmed and raised cattle. He worked for Eastern Oregon College in maintenance from 1960 and then worked for the Oregon Department of

Smith, Carol May – Obituary

La Grande, Orregon Carol May Smith, 76, of Gresham died July 5. A graveside service will be conducted at Island City Cemetery in Island City at 2:30 p.m. July 27. Mrs. Smith was born July 23, 1929, in La Grande to Clayton and Edith English Hargett. Her grandparents were homesteaders in Oregon. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1947 and then from Eastern Oregon College in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Mrs. Smith was an elementary teacher in Prineville and then decided to go back to school at the University of Oregon where she obtained

Alexander, Frank Perry, Jr. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Frank Perry Alexander Jr., 85, of Prineville and formerly of La Grande died Sept. 17 at a care center. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 21 at the LDS Church in Prineville, at S.E. Second and Idlewood streets. Burial will be at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Alexander was born March 19, 1921, to Frank and Willie McKee Alexander in Wirt, Okla. He left school at the age of 14 upon the death of his father. He worked in the cotton fields and oil fields until