Location: Memphis Missouri

Biography of Charles T. Gundy

Charles T. Gundy, county attorney of Atchison County and a well known and prominent lawyer of the city, is of old Holland Dutch lineage. His greatgrandfather, William Gundy, came from Holland and was a Colonial settler in Pennsylvania. He went with the Pennsylvania troops to help win independence during the Revolutionary war. Mr. Gundy’s grandfather, Jacob Gundy, was born in Pennsylvania in 1800, and was a pioneer settler in Scotland County, Missouri, where he followed farming until his death in 1892. He was cnrolled for service during the Black Hawk Indian war. Charles T. Gundy was born in Scotland County,

Childers, J. W. – Obituary – Obituary

J. W. Childers Is Taken By Death Resident of County for Many Years Crossed Plains In 1865. James W. Childers died early Friday morning, Oct. 4, 1929, at the Wallowa hospital where he had been taken on Thursday for an operation for cancer of the bladder, an affliction with which he had suffered for years, and for which he underwent an operation about 20 years ago. Mr. Childers had been in poor health for years but always refused to give way to his ill health and kept active in the management of his farm until a few weeks before his

Glenn, Sarah M. (Meyers) Mrs. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Mrs. T. T. Glenn died Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, as the family is awaiting the arrival of her daughter from California. La Grande Evening Observer Thursday, August 15, 1918 Page 3 Mrs. Sarah M. (Meyers) Glenn Died, near Summerville, August 14, 1918, Mrs. Sarah Myres Glenn, wife of the late T. T. Glenn, was born in Memphis, Mo., March 8, 1849, crossed the plains with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Myers, settled in Grande Ronde Valley, near Summerville, Oregon, was married to Talbert T. Glenn, September 20, 1868, where

Myers, Maria Louisa Spakes – Obituary

Another Pioneer Gone Monday February 27, 1905 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Tuttle, on Willow Creek, Mrs. Maria Louisa Spakes Myers aged 72 years, 5 months, 9 days. Mrs. Myers, one of the pioneer women of Union County, had resided in and near the town of Summerville since the year 1884, and was among the most widely known citizens of the county. Ever since the beginning of civilization’s era in this section Mrs. Myers had, with all the effectiveness of an energetic and loyal pioneer woman, borne her important part in the many trials and hardships, as

Wade, Mary C. – Obituary

Mary C. Wade, Pioneer Lady Died Yesterday The onward march of time has claimed another of the Grande Ronde pioneers. Mary C. Wade, one of the best known pioneer ladies of this valley died yesterday afternoon at her home on Fourth street. She was the wife of Phares E. Wade, and their marriage occurred on June 18th, 1865. Her husband died in 1894. The maiden name of the deceased was Mary Catherine Myers and she was born January 18, 1845, in Scotland county, Mo., at the town of Memphis. She crossed the plains in 1864 and settled in the Grande

Tuttle, Jeanette (Myers) – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon Jeanette Tuttle, 89, of Imbler, and a resident of Union county since she was five years old, died at a local hospital yesterday after a long illness. She was born in Memphis, Mo., in 1858 and had lived in the county for 84 years. She was a member of the Elgin Order of Eastern Star and of the Episcopal church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mable Moore of La Grande and Mrs. Blanche Kelton of Hartford, Wash.; one son, Cap H. Tuttle of Imbler, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be

Biography of James W. Childers

It is hardly probable that in a humble sketch, as is this article, there could real justice be done the life of a worthy pioneer as is he whose name is at the beginning of the paragraph, for what page has yet pictured as it is the life of a pioneer? Hardships that are more trying than can be described, dangers on every hand that those living in the security of a civilized community can not understand, self-denials at every turn, and labors without respite, all of these endured and much more besides, fell to the lot of the brave