Location: Weston Oregon

Biography of Hon. William Rufus King

Among those granted representation in this volume, none is more worthy of notice, than the subject of this sketch. As a public spirited citizen he enjoys the confidence of the people and has become well and popularly known, not only throughout Malheur and adjoining counties, but throughout the whole state. On October 3. 1864, near Walla Walla. Washington, David R. King and Elizabeth (Estes) King, became the parents of a boy, whom they named William Rufus. His parents were pioneers of Walla Walla, Washington. Arriving from Arkansas in 1860 his father being captain of a large immigrant train, crossing what

Biography of William Henry Canaday

It is fitting that in a work that purports to accord to the leading citizens of Harney county representation there should be special mention of the well known business man whose name heads this article and who has labored in our midst for a number of years, gaining a good success and making for himself a name and standing which are enviable. Madison Canaday was born in Hillsboro, Highland county, Ohio, on October 21, 1831, and when a boy went with his parent to Illinois and then to Iowa, whence they crossed the plains with ox teams in 1852. They

Biographical Sketch of J. H. Stanley

J.H. STANLEY. – J.H. Stanley is a native of Missouri, where he was born in 1858. In 1878 he came to the Willamette valley, where he studied for three years, finishing his education. He then went to Union County, Oregon, and taught as principal of the City School at Union for one year. Afterwards he went to Weston, where he taught in the same capacity. he then went to Morrow County, where he took up a ranch in 1883, which he still owns and runs. He commenced teaching in the fall of 1885, and was appointed county school superintendent, and

Action, Jennie Martha – Obituary

Enterprise Jennie Martha Action passed on March 2nd at Enterprise. She was born Feb 7, 1879 at Weston, Ore., daughter of George and Welthy Serelda Kimberly Birdsell. She was married to James E. Action June 24, 1900. He passed on in 1909. Mrs. Action was member of the Rebekahs, VFW Auxiliary, H. O. Club, Past Noble Grands Club and was baptized in the Baptist Church. Memorial services were Saturday afternoon in Booth-Bollman Chapel with Rev. Leslie Bailey officiating. Mrs. Ralph Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with Me” with Mrs. Best at the organ.

Hammack, Stella May – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Stella May Hammack, 96, of Pendleton, died Jan. 13, 2003. She was born March 08, 1906, in Cold Springs to Augustus and Eliza Thompson Stumbaugh. Mrs. Hammack grew up in the Asotin and Imnaha areas. She and her mother often acted as house sitters for homesteaders along the Snake River and as a teenager she worked as a cook in sheep camps and on cattle ranches. In 1927, she married William Hammack of Enterprise, after which they made their home in Wallowa and later moved to Weston. Mrs. Hammack enjoyed sightseeing, going on picnics, reading, spending

Sheets, Margaret Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Pioneer Woman Dies At Joseph Mrs. Margaret Sheets, pioneer resident of Joseph, passed away Sunday morning, April 12, 1942, following a week’s illness, having been stricken with paralysis Easter Sunday. Margaret Ann Scott was born in Carthage, Mo., Aug. 20, 1854, and died at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 23 days. She came to Weston, Oregon, with her family by ox team in 1866 and later moved to La Grande where on Aug. 7, 1870, she was united in marriage to Adam Francis Sheets. To this union 11 children were born, four of

Martin, Grace E. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Grace E. Martin, a resident of Prineville since 1974, died Jan. 24, 1988 at the Ochoco Nursing Home. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Martin was born June 19, 1889 at Weston, the daughter of James and Clara (Shaw) Wisdom, who were early pioneers of Wallowa County. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Wallowa County. On Oct. 21, 1908 she was united in marriage to Roy P. Martin in Enterprise. He preceded her in death on Feb 29, 1976. The couple moved to Prineville in 1974 to be near their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.

Wart, William, Sr. – Obituary

Promise, Oregon William Wart Sr. William Jay Wart Sr., 75 of Rt. 1, Weston, died May 28, 1985, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Ore. The Rev. Edward Morrison officiated. Wart was born July 21, 1909, in Baker, Ore., to Louis and Florence Wilcox Wart. The family moved to Promise, Ore. in 1913. He attended Enterprise schools and then worked with his father and area farmers on Alder Slope, near Enterprise. On Dec. 20, 1935, he married Olive “Dollie” P. Heskett in Enterprise. He worked as a

Teel, Orlan Patten – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon May 24, 2007 Orlan Patten Teel died on May 16, 2007, at his home in Orofino, Idaho. He was 80. Mr. Teel was born on Nov. 20, 1926, to Wilma Ruth Patten Teel and Maurice Charles Teel in Portland. His mother died at his birth and he was raised in Enterprise by his grandmother, Cora Bell Baker Patten. He married LaNita Warnock in 1946. They later divorced. He married Mary Joyce Kattelas in 1958. They later divorced. He married Diana Lee Boire in Boise, Idaho on Aug. 14, 1974, and they made their home in Weston for 24

Teel, Orlan Patten – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon May 24, 2007 Orlan Patten Teel died on May 16, 2007, at his home in Orofino, Idaho. He was 80. Mr. Teel was born on Nov. 20, 1926, to Wilma Ruth Patten Teel and Maurice Charles Teel in Portland. His mother died at his birth and he was raised in Enterprise by his grandmother, Cora Bell Baker Patten. He married LaNita Warnock in 1946. They later divorced. He married Mary Joyce Kattelas in 1958. They later divorced. He married Diana Lee Boire in Boise, Idaho on Aug. 14, 1974, and they made their home in Weston for 24