Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs. Hotchkiss Dead Wife of Well-known Stock Buyer Answers the Last Summons
Mrs. M.E. Hotchkiss died at her home in Enterprise Friday morning after an illness of over 11 weeks. The body was taken to Elgin Saturday morning and the funeral was held at Elgin Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Rathbone Sisters’ Lodge of that city.
Florence Wheeler was born in Tellico, Texas, January 9, 1870 and was at the time of her death, 31 years, 11 months and 11 days of age. In 1887 in company with her parents she came to Elgin, Oregon, where they arrived on the first day of March. They settled near Elgin and the next few years were spent in that vicinity. She was married to E. Hotchkiss and for 11 years lived in Elgin where she enjoyed the esteem of everyone in the community. A little over a year ago they moved to Enterprise where they have since resided. During the past month, Mrs. Hotchkiss has been quite ill and during that time has won the admiration of all by her fortitude and cheerfulness. The best of medical skill availed nothing and death the only relief arrived at length and set the sufferer free.
She leaves three little daughters; Irma, aged 12, Lolyn, aged 9; and the baby, Florence, aged three months; a husband and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Wallowa Sun, November 29, 1907 Contributed by: Sue Wells