C.K. MERRIAM, M.D. – Mr. Merriam was born June 29, 1848, in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, being the eighth child in a family of ten children, the third and fourth being girls. His father, Lewis Merriam, when a young man, went from New Salem, Massachusetts, to Maine, in 1832, and married and settled in Houlton in 1833. He is now eighty-two years old, and is coming West this summer. The parents were poor, and lived on a farm two miles from the village. In early childhood he was taught to pick wool, quill yarn, etc., as the wool of the
Location: Lincoln County WA
JOHN H. SHIELDS. – The reader of this sketch can find elsewhere within these pages an excellent view of the mill and lumber yard of the gentleman named above, and upon glancing at its proportions will not dispute the assertion that Mr. Shields stands well to the fore among the more prominent of the lumber merchants of the Pacific Northwest. Being attracted with the location of Sprague, Washington Territory, he established himself there in 1882. His business grew to such proportions that in 1885 he found it necessary to add to his equipment a large planing-mill. His enterprise occupies one
GEORGE MURPHY. – The firm of Murphy & Burns occupies an important place in the business of Sprague, Washington. Their book and stationery business, including also novelties and jewelry, now aggregates some twenty thousand dollars a year and is rapidly increasing. This is a dept for these articles to the Big Bend and Okanagan countries. Mr. Murphy is a native of Ireland, and was born at Limerick. He is a veteran of the United States navy. He came to New York in 1858, and in 1862 joined the United States marine corps, serving under Commander E.Y. McConley for three years
A well known real-estate and insurance agent of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is James H. Harte, who was born in Connecticut, near the city of Hartford. July 25, 1854, his parents being Walter and Elizabeth (Gibson) Harte, both of whom were natives of Connecticut, in which state the father died when about fifty-five years of age, while the mother still makes her home there. Mr. Harte of this review pursued his education in the public schools of Plainville, and Hartford. Connecticut. He then entered upon his business career as a clerk in a drygoods store in Hartford, where he remained for
Don McLachlen Answers Call Death Comes After Brief Illness Funeral to be held from the Home Tomorrow Afternoon at 2 O’clock Donald A. McLachlen aged 37, died last midnight after an illness of less than a month brought about by hardening of arteries. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the J. H. McLachlen home, 1803 Third street. His life has been despaired for several days and the end came about midnight last night. His son Archie was called from Portland, and his near relations were assembled in the home of his father, J. H. McLachlen
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Bessie Flanagan, 67, of 805 Washington Ave., died Monday, Jan. 28, at her home. Mrs. Flanagan was born Aug. 12, 1912 at Wilbur, Wash., the daughter of Oswald and Clara (Campbell) Scheibner. She married Aaron B. Flanagan on July 29, 1931 at Davenport, Wash. They moved to this area in 1938. Mr. Flanagan preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1967 Survivors include her sons, Roy Flanagan, Italy; Larry Flanagan, La Grande; daughters, June Wood and Katherine Moore, both of La Grande; brother, Carl Scheibner, Wilbur, Wash; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services
Elgin, Oregon Pearl Louise Trump, 87, of La Grande and formerly of Elgin, died March 31 at a local care home. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elgin Seventh-day Adventist Church, followed by burial at the Elgin Cemetery. Viewing will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. Pearl was born March 25, 1920, to Allie Mable (Norton) and Herbert Jack Fisher in Wallowa. She followed two sets of twin girls. She grew up in southeastern Washington and attended high school in Creston, Wash.
Larry Flanagan, 71, of La Grande died Oct. 11 in Boise. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Larry was born in Wilbur, Wash., on July 24, 1936. He grew up on a farm at the foot of Mount Emily in the Grande Ronde Valley and lived in the area most of his life. He worked at Boise Cascade for 46 years, retiring in 2002. He loved fishing, hunting and traveling. His last hunting trip was about two weeks ago. His last big trip was a cruise to Alaska.
Union, Oregon Gertrude Titus, 97, of Union, died Oct. 24 at a local care center. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 26, 2009 ________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Oct. 29 – Gertrude Titus, celebration of life, 10 a.m., Union United Methodist Church; La Grande Observer – October 28, 2009, Union Cemetery _____________________________ Gertrude Helen Titus, 97, of Union, died Oct. 24 at a local care center. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Union Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp
Mrs. C. A. Dunn passed away at the home of her parents [William Bowman and Xantippe Lee] at Pendleton, Ore., Saturday [June 3, 1922] after a long illness. Following an operation in Spokane last spring, she went to her parents’ home at Pendleton to recuperate, returning here several weeks ago apparently greatly improved in health. Believing that her complete recovery would be more rapid at Pendleton, Mr. Dunn prevailed upon her to return there shortly after coming home but a relapse occurred and a week ago Tuesday, Mr. Dunn and son, Ray, were summoned to Pendleton because of her serious