Location: Nyssa Oregon

Biography of Herbert F. Ward

This capable and progressive gentleman is one of the leading men of this vicinity, being a well-to-do and prominent farmer and was one of the promoters of the valuable Owyhee ditch, being an incorporator and one who led the enterprise to a successful issue. Mr. Ward was born in Quebec, Canada, on April 12, 186, the son of George P. and Elizabeth (Sherman) Ward. He spent his youthful days in the invigorating exercise of farm work and in gaining a good education from the public schools. At the age of twenty-two he left the parental roof for the world of

Biographical Sketch of James T. Davis

One of the worthy pioneers of this County, a man of ability and executive force and unswerving integrity, the subject of this sketch is now one of the leading citizens of Nyssa, and a prominent man in Malheur County. He lives one mile northwest from the town of Nyssa, having a ‘farm of one hundred and twenty acres, well improved and handled in a skillful manner, which is a good dividend producer. James T. was born in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri, on October 25, 185o, being the son of Hamilton and Saline Davis. In 1862, the father and the oldest

Biographical Sketch of Joseph C. Kelley

Joseph C. Kelley, one of the young business men of Malheur county, was born January 3, 1870, at Idaho City, Idaho, his parents being Joseph and Marrgaret (Thompson) Kelley, pioneers of that state. Joseph Kelley, senior, was a native of Farmington, Iowa, and was among those who in the early fifties sought the golden sands of California. After spending several years in California, in the middle sixties, Mr. Kelley again emigrated, going to Idaho and establishing himself in business as a mechanic at Idaho City. Here, in the closing days of 1870, the silver cord was broken and all that

Biographical Sketch of George G. Brown

This representative agriculturist and patriotic citizen is one of the leading farmers of the vicinity of Nyssa, having a quarter section of good land, which is his family home, two miles west from that town. Mr. Brown was born in Platt County, Missouri, on January 22, 1850, being the son of George and Jemima (Harris) Brown. In March 1855 the family went to Doniphan County, Kansas and the father was one of the early settlers of that section. He was a pro-slavery advocate and was through the exciting times of that period. In 1867 they removed to Newton County, Missouri,

Biographical Sketch of Henry P. Tietsort

The subject of this article is one of the venerable and capable men of the vicinity of Nyssa, being also a veritable pioneer of the pioneers, of the west having labored with great energy in many portions of the same, and has endured the privations, hardships and suffering incident to this kind of life. Henry P. Tietsort, was born in Cass County Michigan, on October 14, 1829, being the son of John and Angeline (Meyers) Tietsort. The parents were natives of Pennsylvania, but his grandparents came from Germany. Our subject was educated in the common schools of his native place

Conklin, Eugene – Obituary

UNION (Special) – Eugene B. Conklin died in a Portland hospital Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He had taken the exhibits, from Malheur county to the Pacific International and became ill about a week before his passing away. He was a prominent man in Eastern Oregon where he always was very active in public affairs. He was born in Ohio in 1865 and came to Oregon in 1888. He taught school at Medical Springs and Cove and in 1894 came to Union where he taught for five years. From here he went to Pendleton for seven years of teaching

Clark, Emma Mrs. – Obituary

Union , Union County, Oregon Died, at Nyssa, Oregon, at the home of R. E. Miller, January 21, 1926, Mrs. Emma Clark, age 57 years, 10 months and 3 days. Emma Bidwell was born at Fairview, Minnesota, March 18, 1868. She came to Union with her parents in 1884, which has ever since been her home. She chose school teaching for her life’s work and for about 40 years followed this great profession. She was indeed successful and happy in her work and was one of the best known, best beloved teachers in Union county and eastern Oregon. Early in

Clark, Emma (Bedwell) Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Died Suddenly At Nyssa Thursday F. A. Bidwell received word Thursday morning of the death of his sister, Mrs. Emma Clark, which occurred early that morning. Mrs. Clark who was staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller at Nyssa, Idaho, had risen early and ate her breakfast and seemed in the best of health. She had stepped outside the house when she fell, and died almost instantly, giving only several gasps after aid reached her. Three brothers survive, Frank A. Bidwell and Homer C. Bidwell of North Powder, and Chet Bidwell of

Diaz, Amelia Garcia – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Amelia Garcia Diaz, 80, of Ontario and formerly of La Grande, died Saturday, Aug. 19. Viewing will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and a recitation of the Rosary will begin at 6 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A Resurrection Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest East Cemetery. Mrs. Diaz was born Sept. 29, 1925, to Rolando and Maria Gonzalez Garcia in Carrizo Springs, Texas. She married Antonio Sandoval who died earlier. Following his death she married Valdemar Diaz on Feb. 11,

Robertson, John – Obituary

John Robertson dies of Heart Attack Sunday. Sudden death claims another old timer of Nyssa; Business houses close for funeral Tuesday. The community was shocked by the undespected death of John M. Robertson, 60, well known old timer of the city, who succumbed to the heart attack at 1:30 o’clock Sunday Morning. He had not been ill and was a man of rugged health. Mrs. Robertson was awakened by a cry but before aid could be summoned, he had passed quietly away. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Community Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Floyd White in charge.