Location: Summerville Oregon

Biography of John A. Murchison

JOHN A. MURCHISON. – The subject of this sketch is one of the younger men of Union county , having the distinction of being a native son of this section, and to his credit it may be said that he has so demeaned himself that his life reflects credit upon his native county and her institutions. Mr. Murchison is a man of energy, ability, and sagacity, which have given him a good success in his chosen line of occupation-farming- and he is numbered with the enterprising and successful agriculturists and stockmen of the county. John A. was born in Union

Biography of Benjamin F. Myers

How different today appear the rich farms of plenty and the scenes of prosperity in this county, where but a few years since were the wastes of unbroken wildness, peopled by the occasional savage and his attendant companions, the coyote and the timid deer. Men, like the subject of this sketch, stanch, stable and true, came with hearts determined and hands willing to subdue the wild, to repel the savage, and build themselves homes, where now are in evidence the comforts of civilization, wrought out by their faithful endeavors. We are glad to make mention of one who has had

Biography of Neil C. McLeod

NEIL C. McLEOD – The legal fraternity of Union county embraces men of ability and talent who have been instrumental in achieving much for the benefit of the county in various ways, and one among this number who has exerted an influence far reaching and favorable toward advancement and progress, is he who is named at the head of this article, and to whom we grant a representation in the volume of his county’s history, both because of his achievements and his standing, having attained these by dint of hard labor since he was a boy, being a self-made man,

Biography of Roderick MacKenzie

RODERICK MacKENZIE. – Any compilation that gives mention of the pioneers of Union county would be open to serious criticism were there failure to incorporate an epitome of the sturdy pioneer, leading farmer, and prominent citizen, whose name is at the head of this article, and who has wrought for many years for the advancement of this county and the development of its resources having won here the smiles of fortune by the display of untiring energy, wise management and unswerving integrity, while he is to-day one of the real builders of our county and one of its distinguished citizens.

Biography of Allen Long

ALLEN LONG. – The agricultural population of Union county is well known for their progressiveness and enterprise, and one of this capable number is mentioned at the head of this article and it is with pleasure that we accord to him a representation in this volume, since he is one of the builders of the county and has manifested that broad public spirit in all of his ways that makes the loyal and up-to-date man, while his sagacity and uprightness have no less been displayed. Our subject was born in Noble county, Indiana, on May 5, 1851, being the son

Childers, Albert L. – Obituary

Funeral services for Albert L. Childers, 84, of Sams Valley, who died Friday will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Perl Funeral Home. Pastor Gordon Peterson of Shady Cove Full Gospel Church will officiate. Interment will be private in Siskiyou Memorial Park. Mr. Childers was born Oct. 15, 1881, in Summerville, Ore. He lived for a number of years in Willows, Calif., where he was engaged as a farmer. For the past 14 years he had made his home in the Sams Valley area. On Jan. 28, 1903, in Wallowa County, Ore., he was married to Maude Heskett, who

Hammack, James Wesley – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County A resident of Wallowa County for 13 years died Tuesday October 15, 1912 at his home near Lostine. Asthma, from which he had been a sufferer for many years was the cause of death. Mr. Hammack was born in Kentucky in 1838. He married Miss Sarah Miller in 1856 in Wayne County, Iowa. They came across the plains in 1865 and lived two years in the Willamette Valley. Thence they moved to Union County, where they made their home at Summerville until they came to Wallowa County. The funeral was held at the home last week Wednesday

Morelock, James – Obituary

James Morelock Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday  Funeral services for James P. Morelock, who died unexpectedly early Monday morning, will be held a 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary. Dr. Henry Marcotte, of the Presbyterian church will officiate. The Stanley lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Wallowa, of which he was a life member, will have charge of the grave services at the Summerville cemetery. Mr. Morelock was a native of Union county. He was born in Summerville Sept. 23, 1872 and was 65 years, one month and 9 days of age. He resided in

See, Nancy Ann Hammock – Obituary

Nancy Ann (Hammock) See and grandchildren Adren See and Ivan Sutton. Children of daughter Anna. Mrs. See Buried Pioneer Woman Laid to Rest at Summerville Yesterday Yesterday, the body of Mrs. Ben See was laid to rest in the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. See was one of the pioneer women of this valley, coming here in the fall of 1865 from Missouri, shortly after her marriage. On the 22nd of December she would have been 71 years of age. She is the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living to mourn her demise. The funeral was from the home

See, Nancy Ann Hammack – Obituary

Summerville, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. See Buried Pioneer Woman Laid to Rest at Summerville Yesterday the body of Mrs. Ben See was laid to rest in the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. See was one of the pioneer women of this valley coming here in the fall of 1865 from Missouri, shortly after her marriage. On the 22nd of December she would have been 71 years of age. She is the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living to mourn her demise. The funeral was from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Authur of May Park. Many relatives and