G. W. Planting, a well-known pioneer farmer of this section, died at 5 o’clock this morning at his home three miles west of Adams. The deceased was 66 years of age.
Gustaf W. Planting was born in Finland, May 27, 1845. From Finland he came to Calumet, Mich., and after a residence of a few years moved west to Oregon. That was in 1877 and he was therefore among the early settlers in Umatilla County. The deceased leaves a wife, two brothers, one sister, and 11 children to mourn his death. The children are Walter, John, Arnold, Mrs. Isaac [Sophia Marie] Christopher of Adams; Mrs. John Hendricksen of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. John [Hilda Aurora] Molstrom of Myrick, Mrs. Charles [Jenny] Wiidanen of Centerville, Wash., Mrs. Fred [Elma] Enbysk of Adams, and the Misses Louisa, Hulda, and Signe, all of Adams. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Finnish Lutheran Church. [Interment Little Greasewood Cemetery]
East Oregonian, April 10, 1911
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman