Death Takes Ex-Teacher
Mrs. E. B. Conklin Dies In Willamette Valley Home of Daughter
Funeral services for Mrs. E. B. (Estella) Conklin, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. N. Fryer, in Garden Home, Oregon, were conducted at Peterson’s funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mr. C. L. Callahan officiating. Burial was in the Ontario cemetery, where members of the Order of the Eastern Star conducted final rites.
Mrs. Conklin, who had taught Ontario youngsters in the primary grades for 14 years, was the widow of the late Eugene B. Conklin, Ontario’s first school superintendent.
The daughter of Otho and Mary L. Eckersley, Mrs. Conklin was born at Cove, Oregon, May 22, 1871. Graduating from Monmouth Normal school in 1895, she married the late Mr. Conklin in 1896.
She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. R. L. Young of Charlotte, North Carolina and Mrs. Fryer of Garden Home; and two sons, Captain Donald V. Conklin of Fontana, California, and Roscoe B. Conklin of Ontario.
Eastern Oregon Observer
March 7, 1946
Contributed by: Tom Childers