It is much to be regretted that all records of matters pertaining to public schools during the first years of the settlement of the county, have been lost. All that can be done now is to record such matters as may be remembered by those who were engaged in school affairs in those days, as teachers or otherwise. As stated elsewhere, Mrs. Packwood taught the first school in the county, at Auburn, in the fall of 1862. Soon after her arrival she engaged in the work of raising money for the purpose of building a schoolhouse, and in a short
Location: Huntington Oregon
RICHARD M. DUNCAN. – A representative man of Union county, and an agriculturist who has wrought for the general advancement and interest of the county since his residence here, which dates back to a very early pioneer period, the subject of this sketch is richly deserving a place in this volume that purports to accord a review to the leading men of this section. In Callaway, county, Missouri, Richard M. was born to Frederick and Elizabeth (Gibson) Duncan, on August 25, 1859. In 1864 the parents gathered their substance together and essayed the long journey across the wild plains to
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Fatal Plunge The Awful Death of John R. Carson the Well-Known Engineer On Tuesday last all that was mortal of John R. Carson, the well-known engineer on this division of the O.R.&S. line was laid to rest at Riverview cemetery, Portland. Who, of all his legion of friends could have believed a few days ago that he would now be numbered in the ranks of those that have passed beoynd and only the memory of his cheerful face and pleasant greetings remain to remind us of the uncertainties of life. On Sunday last the west
Royal C. Gunn Sr. died Sunday at Huntington, where the family has been living the last few years, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday. Gunn was an engineer on the U. P. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary Gunn of Huntington; three sons, William of Portland, George in the U. S. Navy and Royal Gunn just released from the service; four daughters, Mrs. Myra Saling, Mary Gunn, just released from the Wac, Violet Cochran and Ruth Gunn, all of Huntington. The Eastern Oregon Review, December 28, 1945 Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe
North Powder, Union County, Oregon Oscar Jacobson Passes Beyond Well Known Sheepman of North Powder and Huntington Succumbs After Two Months’ Illness At nine o’clock Sunday evening death claimed another well known citizen and pioneer sheepman of this community and Huntington. Oscar Jacobson died at the Protestant hospital in Baker that night. Death resulted after two months illness following a paralytic stroke. He had been in Portland receiving special clinic attention and was returned to the Baker hospital a week or so before death came. Oscar Jacobson was born in Sweden February 25, 186l, and came to the United States
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Lisa Carroll Fisher, 23, of La Grande, a Former Huntington resident, died March 27, 1993, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be at 3 p.m. MST Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario under the direction of Ontario’s Lienkaemper Chapel. Her memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. MST Wednesday at the Cornerstome Community Church, 1775 Alameda Drive, Ontario. Baker City Herald – – March 30, 1993.
Union, Oregon Richard Gene Limbaugh, 52, of Union died Nov. 4 at home. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. today at the Union Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Limbaugh was born Jan. 17, 1954, and raised in Huntington. He graduated from Huntington High School. He was No. 51 on the Huntington Locomotives’ the famous eight-man football team, taking the state title many times. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer from 1974 to 2002, when he took an early retirement. He enjoyed hunting,
La Grande, Oregon Doris Gake Buckley Doris Gake Buckley, 75, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande and Wallowa County, died Jan. 25 at a care home in Phoenix. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Mrs. Buckley was born in La Grande Sept. 18, 1931, to Albert and Anna Gake. She lived in La Grande for a few years until the family moved to Enterprise and then to Joseph, where she attended school. During World War II, the family moved to Huntington, where her father worked for the Union Pacific
Summerville, Oregon Bruce Martin Lofton, 63, of Huntington and formerly of Summerville, La Grande and Union, died Feb. 20. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Huntington. Bruce was born June 1, 1943, to Carlos and Dorothy Lofton in Ontario. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. Survivors include his sister, Frances; daughters, Wendy, Sheila and Lena; son, Kelley; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Mar. 3, 2007 Published: March 3, 2007
The funeral for Daphne Mabel (Molstrom) Schwenn will begin 2 p.m. Friday at Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton, with vault interment at Olney Cemetery. Mrs. Schwenn, 82, formerly of Pendleton and Athena, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1986, at the Federal Way Convalescent Center in Federal Way, Wash. She was a resident of Greenlake, Wash. Born in Pendleton, May 27, 1904, she was the daughter of Elsie Lee (Bowman) and Abe Molstrom. She was graduated from Pendleton High School in 1921 and from Willamette University in 1925; then took post-graduate work at both the University of California and Oregon State University.