Location: Lincoln County OR

Alderman, Charlotte Ruth Odell – Obituary

Mrs. Charlotte Ruth Odell Alderman was born in Carroll County, Indiana, in 1842. Her father crossed the plains in 1851, bringing his wife and nine children. They settled in Webfoot near Dayton, where the family grew to maturity. Charlotte attended school at Lebanon, Lafayette and Willamette University, besides her home school. She taught school in Lincoln County, and in 1866, she married Albert Lockwood Alderman. They lived north of Dayton a number of years and then moved to Dayton so the children could better attend school. To them five children were born: Edwin who died in 1908; Ennis who lives

Biography of Ira Stubblefield

A man of great adaptability, with vigor to carry him through his various undertakings, and wisdom to guide him in the safe path, and, withal, possessed of executive force to manipulate enterprises with success, the subject of this article is a man to whom we gladly accord representation in this volume of Harney county history. He was born in Blanco county, Texas, on April 28, 1866, being the son of W. K. and Eliza (Lumas) Stubblefield. The father of our subject was born in Tennessee, October 30, 1816, and at the age of fourteen went to Bolivar, Missouri, and in

Biography of John L. Curtis

JOHN L. CURTIS. – As one of the early and sturdy pioneers who assisted in opening these regions for the occupancy of his fellows that were to follow from the eastern states, and who has wrought with energy and assiduity in their development since, manifesting an ability and wealth of resources that have enabled him to grapple with the different problems that confront the frontiersman, and to overcome in these undertakings the subject of this sketch is deserving of a representation in any work that essays to chronicle the leading and prominent citizens of the county of Union. Mr. Curtis

Allen, Elvin W. – Obituary

Elvin Willard Allen died Jan. 30, 1996, at the home of his great-niece, Julie Wetzel. He was 93 years of age. He was born Feb 28, 1903 in Wallowa, the second son of Jess and Daisy Allen of Middle Valley. He lived on the family farm until the 1930’s when he moved to Newport. He was a carpenter by trade and he served in World War II where he helped with building projects on various islands after they were bombed. Survivors include brother, Glenn Allen of Milton-Freewater; sisters, Bess Dyatt, Simi Valley, Calif., Margie Forino, Beaverton and Helen Roberts, of

Gray, George M. – Obituary

Gray Funeral Is Planned Sunday George M. Gray, 61, Alicel, who died of a heart attack at Wecoma, Oregon yesterday was born in Union county in 1881 and has lived here all of his life. Funeral services will be held for him at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Rev. Lester Carlsen will conduct the services, and burial will be in the family plot in the Summerville cemetery. Gray is survived by his wife, Mary, and four children, Ernest, Beaverton, Oregon; Mrs. Eudelle Russell, Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Othella Purvine, Salem; and Hugh, Portland. He is also survived by

Nelson, Carl L. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Carl L. Nelson Carl L. Nelson, 90, of Siletz and formerly of Union County, died Feb. 17 in Newport. A private family viewing took place Feb. 19 at Bateman Funeral Home in Newport, followed by a celebration of life. A graveside service at the Summerville Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 9, 1917, to Nels and Ethal Nelson in Elgin. He lived in the Elgin and La Grande area and served in the Army during World War II. Carl worked for Dehnonte Seed for 32 years and was a member of

Pidcock, Genevieve – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Genevieve Pidcock, 90, of La Grande, died March 6 at her home. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. Genevieve was born July 10, 1916, to Roy and Mary (Hug) Flexer in Harney County. She moved to La Grande with her family when she was a child. She attended Riveria Elementary School and graduated from La Grande High School. On March 27, 1936, she married Howard Pidcock in La Grande. They both attended Kinman Business University in Spokane and worked in Portland during World

Hindman, Janice Lynn – Obituary

Janice “Jannie” Lynn Hindman, formerly of La Grande, died of natural causes on Sept. 25 at her home in Lincoln City. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pacific View Memorial Chapel in Lincoln City. Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance gathering Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Ray and Carol Westenskow at 1502 Fourth St. in La Grande. Jannie was born Dec. 7, 1945, to George and Bethel McClure in Portland. The family moved to La Grande where she attended Fruitdale Grade School and graduated from La Grande High School in

Hutson, Carol Anne – Obituary

Carol Anne (Smith) Hutson, 63, of Kennewick and formerly of La Grande, died May 9 after a long illness. A private memorial service was held earlier in the month at Hillcrest Memorial Center in Kennewick. Carol was born Aug. 20, 1944, to Sherman Elton Smith and Josephine Amanda Thorpe in McMinnville. She married Richard Hutson. They later divorced. A retired library custodian and homemaker, Carol enjoyed rock hunting and arts and crafts projects. She lived in La Grande for 10 years, Lincoln City, Netarts, Tillamook and Salem and spent the last four years in Kennewick. She is survived by her

Young, James D. – Obituary

Formerly of La Grande 1926-2009 James D. Young, 82, of Lincoln City and formerly of La Grande, died Jan. 29 at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles. A graveside service was held today at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Holman, Hankins, Bowker and Waud is in charge of arrangements. James was born Nov. 20, 1926, in La Grande. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Young, of Lincoln City. The Observer – Obituaries for the day of February 3, 2009