Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon
John Carper Laid To Rest
John Carper, resident of Promise for the past 50 years, passed away Monday. He had been in poor health for several months and bedfast most of the time since the first of the year.
Mr. Carper was born on July 16, 1870. He homesteaded in the Promise district about 50 years ago and continued to live on the original homestead until his last illness. He was a leader in grange activities and had many friends throughout the county.
Surviving are his widow and six children: Henry of Enterprise, Ed of Wallowa, Fred of the U.S. army air corps stationed in India, Frank in the navy, and Mrs. Maude Haney and Mrs. Lora Barton both of Wallowa. He is also survived by a large number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Promise grange with burial at Promise.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Front page – Thursday, August 16, 1945