Location: Spokane Washington

Biographical Sketch of William Franklin Minton

It is with pleasure that we essay the task of epitomizing the salient points in the interesting career of the estimable and enterprising gentleman whose name is at the head of this article, and it is very fitting that such be granted space in the history of Malheur County, since he has labored here for the up building of the county and has wrought with wisdom and energy for this end, while also he has spent much time on the frontier and in other places, always, however, manifesting that same energy and capability in furthering the chariot of progress and

Biographical Sketch of H. W. Stratton

H. W. STRATTON, the subject of this sketch, after a number of years spent in business in Ohio, was ordained to the ministry in 1866 over the same church of which his father had been pastor nearly a quarter of a century. Soon afterwards he began preaching in Kansas, continuing five years, and in 1871 came to Oregon, ministering to the Presbyterian and Congregational churches united at Albany. Leaving that field at the instance of his presbytery, he served a church as synodical missionary for one year, among other things organizing the first Presbyterian churches east of the Cascade Mountains

Biography of Franz L. Koehler

The sturdy German element in our national commonwealth has been one of the most important factors in furthering the substantial and normal advancement of the country, for this is an element signally appreciative of practical values and also of the higher intellectuality which transcends all provincial confines. Well may any person take pride in tracing his lineage to such a source. As one of the able and enterprising citizens whom the German Fatherland has contributed to the United States, and as one of the prominent and progressive citizens of the flourishing town of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, Franz Louis Koehler

Biography of Robert Algie, M. D.

Robert Algie, M. D. A physician and surgeon of exceptional attainments, Doctor Algie had been engaged in a large and growing practice at Linn for the past fourteen years. His home had been in Kansas since early youth. Doctor Algie was born in Glasgow Scotland, March 22, 1874. His grandfather, James Algie, was born at Paisley, where the famous shawls come from, and spent his life there as a carpenter, his death occurring at Paisley before Doctor Algie was born. He married Margaret McCallum, who likewise spent her life in Scotland. Of their children only one is now living, Margaret,

Fisher, James W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Enterprise resident, James Wolvert Fisher, 74, died Dec. 18, 1994, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. “J-Dub”, as he was affectionately called, was born June (incorrect) 21, 1920, at Vale, the son of James E. and Vera Kyle (Draper) Fisher. After graduating from Wallowa High School in 1939, he worked with his father on Alder Slope cutting wood and helping in the family restaurant “Fisher’s Cafe”. On May 2, 1945, he married Margaret (Margy) Ruth Reece. She preceded him in death in 1988. After a 3 1/2 year tour of duty in France, Italy

Childers, George – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Another of Wallowa county’s influential citizens and pioneers was laid to rest Sunday afternoon. Perhaps no man in the county was better known than George Childers, having lived here 37 years. To know him was to become his friend. Few men have been more closely associated with the development of Wallowa county. He served on the freight lines between Wallowa county and Union county until the railroad made its appearance and he met the first train as a mail carrier to the Lostine depot. This position he served faithfully for 33 years, having failed only one-half

Fowler, J. J. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon W. W. Fowler’s Father Passes Away Suddenly J.J. Fowler, father of W.W. Fowler of Enterprise, died suddenly of heart disease last week in his room in a Spokane hotel. W.W. Fowler was greatly shocked to hear the news on Friday and left at once for Portland, where his father’s body was taken for burial. The father was here in November, leaving on the tenth. He was robust and appeared in the best of health and did not look more than 55 years of age although he was 62. The senior Mr. Fowler was a salesman for

Kimble, Earl – Obituary

Word was received Tuesday of the death of Earl Kimble at Spokane. The telegram did not give the cause of his death but it is supposed to have been the influenza as they are having it hard in Spokane. He accompanied his father to this city last month to attend the funeral of L.W. Kimble. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 7, 1918

Womack, Bertha N. – Obituary

Her home 620 West Kiernan. Mother of Isla Saling, at the home and Lawrence P. Womack, Spokane; 8 grandchildren, including Cecil J. Saling and Gerald L. Saling, both of Spokane, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous Nieces and Nephews. Sister of: Mrs. Henry Danielson of Camas, Washington; Mrs. Sedalia Dexter of Irrigon, Oregon; Elmer L. Rucker of Irrigon, Oregon and Morton C. Wolverton of Echo, Oregon Resident of Spokane 32 years. Funeral services, Monday, 20 August 1962, at 12 noon, in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, N 1306 Monroe Street. Rev. James A. Moore Officiating. Burial services, Greenwood

Hearing, Clara – Obituary

Wallowa County, Oregon Wallowa County rancher, Clara Hearing, died Jan.4, 1990, at Elzora Manor in Milton-Freewater where she had resided since Oct. 9, 1987. She was born Jan. 31, 1909, at Spokane, Wash., the daughter of John and Dorothy (Briscoe) White. The family moved to Wallowa County when she was five years old. On July 11, 1933, she married Fred Hearing in Pasco, Wash. He preceded her in death in 1962. They operated a ranch on Powwatka for 25 years. Later they bought the Butte Creek holdings (the old Bill Zurcher Place) from Mark Sevier. After her husband’s death, Mrs.