Summerville, Union County, Oregon
Eastern Oregon Pioneer Passes; Burial Tuesday
Another Eastern Oregon pioneer passed on during the weekend, when Mrs. Phebe Brook Colt, a resident of Summerville for some 45 years, died in Portland Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Summerville chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 7 with Snodgrass and Zimmerman in charge of arrangements. The services will be conducted by Rev. Paul DeF. Mortimore, of the Christian church, of which Mrs. Colt was a member. The body will arrive in La Grande tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Colt was born Dec. 7 1838 at Rhysussex, England and was 95 years seven months and 28 days of age at the time of death.
She moved to New York state when seven years of age, and was married to Joseph Hetzel Colt in 1863. They crossed the plains and located in Baker county, living in the Mormon basin. Then they moved to Summerville until 1908 when she moved to the Willamette valley following the death of her husband.
She leaves three sons: A. J. of Summerville, and J. V. and C. T. Colt of Portland; a sister, Ada Maria Dean of Alliance, O.; seven grandchildren, including Mrs. M. J. Goss, Mrs. M. O. Hiatt and May Colt, of this valley, and nine great grandchildren.
La Grande Evening Observer
Monday, August 6, 1934
Contributed by: Tom Childers