Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Jesse Pelum Garrett passed away at the Walowa County hospital Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital Saturday after his hip had been broken in a fall on Main Street. He was knocked to the sidewalk when some boys, who were wrestling, bumped into him. At the hospital he sank rapidly, apparently suffering from the shock.
Mr. Garrett had been a resident of Wallowa County for about 52 years. He was born in Leicester, North Carolina, on April 3, 1863. When he was a young man he moved to Washington where he lived a few years before coming to Wallowa County. About 1895 or 1896 he filed on a homestead four miles west of Flora and this was his home until 12 or 15 years ago when he moved to Flora. For the past year he had lived in Enterprise.
Mr. Garrett was never married. He is survived by two brothers, Willie and Ellen, of North Carolina; two nephews, Edwin Lee Garrett on the Grande Ronde River and Richard Garrett of Jacksonville, Oregon; and by three nieces, Mrs. Lila Botts, Mrs. Neva Botts and Mrs. Velma Osborn.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Howard Stover of the Community Church at Enterprise, will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at Flora with burial in the Flora cemetery.
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon.
Contributed by Julie Botts
(I have Jesse as dying July 5, 1948 in my database – Janine)