Union , Union County, Oregon
Died, at Nyssa, Oregon, at the home of R. E. Miller, January 21, 1926, Mrs. Emma Clark, age 57 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Emma Bidwell was born at Fairview, Minnesota, March 18, 1868. She came to Union with her parents in 1884, which has ever since been her home. She chose school teaching for her life’s work and for about 40 years followed this great profession. She was indeed successful and happy in her work and was one of the best known, best beloved teachers in Union county and eastern Oregon. Early in life she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Coming to Union, she transferred her membership to this church and for years was a faithful and consistent member, ever ready to do her share in promoting the cause of righteousness in this community, nor letting her light shine. A number of years ago she became a member of G. R. V. Chapter O.E.S. No. 49 and endeared herself to a large circle of sisters in this good and influential order. the circle was broken once more only to be reunited in that land of endless day.
She is survived by three brothers-Lester, of Island City; Frank and Elmer , of North Powder, and one nephew-Dean, of North Powder, and a host of friends who mourn her passing.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Union Saturday, January 23, 1926, at 2 o’clock p. m. Services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Quinn, of Union, with ritualistic ceremonies by the Eastern Star. A large crowd paid their last sad respects to this estimable woman. A short service was held at the Union cemetery where she was laid to rest by the side of her parents, as was always her request.
Contributed by: Larry Rader