Location: Springfield Oregon

Biography of Hon. John Kelly

HON. JOHN KELLY. – Prominent in almost every department of business and public life, Honorable John Kelly is known throughout the length and breadth of our state as a man of great abilities and irreproachable integrity. As a pioneer, none has a more deserving record, nor has sustained amore honorable part. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1818, he crossed the Atlantic to Canada in 1838, and in 1840 came to Franklin, Vermont. Three years later he began a career at the West, coming to Wisconsin, and there exercising his natural bent for business and capacity for organization, by which he

Biography of Harrison Rittenhouse Kincaid

HARRISON RITTENHOUSE KINCAID. – This well-known journalist of Oregon, the emanations of whose pen have appeared either originally or as selections in almost every newspaper of the state, is the eldest son of Thomas and Nancy Kincaid, pioneers of 1853, and was born in Madison county, Indiana, January 3, 1836. At the age of seventeen he came with his parents to our state, and with them made his home in Lane county. Among his early labors was work on the mill-race at the present site of Springfield. In 1855 he made a trip to Southern Oregon to operate in the

Dunn, Robert Lewis “Bob” – Obituary

Robert “Bob” Lewis Dunn,74, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from cancer. He was born in Baker City on June 1, 1931, to George and Maxine Duff. They later divorced and his mother remarried Austin Dunn who adopted Bob. He was a third generation Oregonian. He moved to this area in 1956. He grew up in Baker City and was a Boy Scout and was proud of being able to attend a World Jamboree in Paris, France, in 1947. He graduated from Baker High School in 1950 and served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. Bob attended

Erskine, Dorothy F. Rydall Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dorothy F. Erskine, 85, a La Grande resident, died Sept. 23, 2002, at Wildflower Lodge in La Grande. A family gathering to honor her will be scheduled later. Disposition was by cremation. Mrs. Erskine was born at Elkton on Sept. 6, 1917, to Walter and Ellene Rydall. She graduated high school in Salem. She married Reginald Erskine in 1936 and over the years they moved to several Oregon towns. Mrs. Erskine was a CPA and a municipal auditor in Springfield for several years. She and her husband worked for Southern Pacific Railroad until retirement. She liked to

Biography of Hon. A. G. Hovey

HON. A.G. HOVEY. – The reputation of Mr. Hovey, the present mayor of Eugene, Oregon, is co-extensive with the limits of the state, in the affairs of which he has ever taken an active part. His aggressive pushing disposition indicate the stern qualities of courage and self-reliance which lie at the basis of his character, and displace the more ephemeral qualities of a purely sentimental hopefulness or ambition. He is an example of the adage that “God helps those who help themselves;” and his whole life has bristled with instances of the truth therein indicated. He is a man of

Harding, Vernon Andrew – Obituary

Vernon Andrew Harding, 87, died in the morning hours of Feb. 2, 2007. His funeral will be held on Saturday at the Springfield Faith Center, 600 Hayden Bridge Way in Springfield. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Vernon was born April 6, 1919 in McHenry, N.D. to Thomas Lee Harding and Regina Ehlers. He grew up on a farm near McHenry, and at times, was asked to babysit his younger sisters. One time he fixed rice for lunch and served it before it was fully cooked. His sister, Eunice, commented, “It played Jingle Bells all the way

Wilson, Marietta Rose Chaves Mrs. – Obituary

Marietta Rose Wilson, 65, of Springfield, died June 23, 2007, at her home with her loving family by her side. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Cathedral, First and Church streets. Bishop Thomas Connolly will officiate. There will be a graveside services at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was born on March 25, 1942, at Baker City to Arthur and Ivona Vandewiele Chaves. She worked as a medical librarian at Mercy Medical Center for 22 years and then worked at the Clark State Community College library for seven years. Marietta’s beautiful smile brought joy, warmth

Blair, Wally – Obituary

Wally Blair, 64, of Springfield, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 27, 2009, of esophageal cancer. His funeral Mass was celebrated today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Blair was born on May 13, 1945, at Baker City to James and Sylvia Blaylock Blair. He married Arlene Stauffer on Oct. 18, 1980, at Springfield where he had lived for 31 years. Mr. Blair started his career in the lumber industry at Baker City and worked in other professions before becoming a truck driver, a profession