Location: Multnomah County OR

Biography of Thomas J. Huff

One of the pioneers of the northwest and one of the old residents of Caldwell is Thomas Jefferson Huff, the present assessor of Canyon County. He is a man of the highest integrity and ability, and stands well in the estimation of all who know him. A lifelong Democrat, and devoted to his party, he has never occupied a public office before, and has not been an aspirant for political honors and emoluments. In his business career he has met with success, and by well directed energy and good judgment he has amassed a comfortable fortune. Philip Huff, the paternal

Farnsworth, Ellen Idolette Gates – Obituary

McMinnvile–July 5 (Special)–Mrs. Ellen Idolette Farnsworth, 78, died June 28 [1945] in McMinnville. Services were held at Macy’s Chapel Tuesday and interment was at Multnomah Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Farnsworth was born in Portland, May 6, 1867. She is survived by two brothers, Alonzo B. Gates and Frank H. Gates of Portland. The Oregonian, July 6, 1945 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Bilyeu, Emma C. Brown – Obituary

The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. June 16, 1994, followed by Mass at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. Mrs. Bilyeu, of southwest Portland, died June 10 of causes related to age. She was 99. She was born Jan. 8, 1895, in DeLamar, Idaho, and moved to Portland in 1915. She was a 50-year member of Holy Redeemer Church. Her husband, C. Lloyd, died in 1967. Surviving are her daughter, Cathryn M. Jiroch of Tigard; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Remembrances: American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Arrangements: Zeller Chapel of

Wilson, T. J. – Obituary

T. J. Wilson of Greenville, formerly county assessor for Washington County died on Monday last at the Good Samariton Hospital in Portland. Mr. Wilson has been in poor health for several years and had to submit to surgical operations at different times, his constitution finally giving way to the strain. Mr. Wilson was a native of Washington County and was well known throughout the county. Besides a large number of friends he leaves a wife and several children behind to mourn his loss. He was buried Wednesday by Montezuma Lodge I.O.O.F. of Hillsboro, assisted by about 20 of the Forest

Wilson, William Benton – Obituary

William Benton Wilson, a native of Washington County, passed away at his home in Portland last Friday. He was born on the old Wilson donation land claim near Greenville 71 years ago, and was the son of the late William and Sarah Wilson, pioneers of 1847. Mr. Wilson was married to Martha J. Crow in this County about 45 years ago and is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Boscow, of Hillsboro and Mrs. W. Imlay, of Portland. One brother and five sisters also survive. James Wilson and Mrs. Mary Fowler, of Forest Grove, Mrs. Flora

Bacon, Wort – Obituary

Forest Grove, Oregon, July 19. (Special) – Wort Bacon, aged 45 years, died suddenly at this home near Greenville last night. He leaves a wife and child. He had been in Forest Grove yesterday afternoon arranging with John Beal, a real estate agent here, to take charge of his office, and departed for his home about 4 o’clock, and at 11 o’clock he was dead. He had resided in Portland and in Washington County the past 15 years. Interment will be in the Wilkes Cemetery Tuesday. Mr. Bacon was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Bacon, the aged couple

Chastain, Joel Orange – Obituary

Joel O. Chastain, 67, a life-long resident of Tygh Valley where he was a dairyman and farmer, died Wednesday [May 17, 1961] in Portland after a long illness. Mr. Chastain was a member of the Tygh Valley Methodist Church and the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association. Surviving are his widow, Laura, of Tygh Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Teschner, and two grandchildren, Tonya and Jola Teschner of Portland; three brothers, Frank of Yakima, John of Newport and Liberty Chastain of Harper, Ore.; and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Knighten and Mrs. Nina New, both of Harper. Funeral services under direction of

Lilly, Alfred – Obituary

Lostine Resident Killed in Portland Alfred Lilly, old time resident and uncle of Mrs. Eva Quesenberry of Lostine, was electrocuted near his home in Portland, Wednesday. He was helping to put up a radio and the aerial came in contact with a live wire. Death was instantaneous. His body was taken to Lostine Saturday where the Odd Fellows laid him to rest in the Lostine cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, January 28, 1928

Arnold, Ettie Virginia – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ettie Virginia Arnold of Enterprise died at the University of Oregon Medical Center in Portland on April 21, 1989. She was born April 20, 1921, at West Jefferson, N. C., the daughter of Jesse and Nellie Lewis. On Aug. 5, 1939 she married Quincy A. Arnold at Mount City, Tenn. The Arnold family moved to Enterprise in 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of the Flat Grove Baptist Church. She loved making quilts, gardening, walking, canning, camping and most of all, attending yard sales. Survivors include her husband, Quincy; two sons, J.R. of Enterprise

Hearing, Mary E. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lostine Christian church for Mary Elizabeth Hearing, Wallowa County pioneer, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Dolkey near Medford, May 29, 1929. Rev. Arthur Harriman of Wallowa conducted the services. A quartet, Mrs. Orval McArtor, Mrs. Roy Haun, Roy Haun and Chas. Bridwell, sang appropriate hymns, with Mrs. S.L. Magill at the piano. Interment was in the Lostine cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Conner was born in Sigourney, Iowa, July 28, 1846, and crossed the plains to Portland, Oregon in 1853 at the age