Dalton, James – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon

James Dalton, universally known as “Jim” Dalton, was born at Marshtown, Tenn., and his age is given as about 69 years.

He came to North Powder a year before the railroad was built on from La Grande, arriving here in 1883. He purchased railroad land and was successful in a business way from the first, we are told. The present Dalton ranch, joining for a mile or more the Old Oregon Trail 2 miles from North Powder, was acquired in the early days and has one of the old water rights from the North Powder river.

Mr. Dalton was married after coming to Oregon to Cora E. Mitchel, and J. Wylie, the injured son, is the only surviving child. Mrs. Cora Dalton was a native of Michigan, her birth occurring February 24, 1861. She died April 21, 1904.

Jim Dalton, married Rose Springer of Baker, who met death with her husband Wednesday, at the age of 54 years. Two sisters and one brother in Baker survive her.

Two brothers: Grant Dalton of Baker, and C.R. (Curt) Dalton of North Powder survive. They came from their Tennessee home a few years after Jim came west.

North Powder was Dalton’s home until a dozen years ago when he moved to Oak Grove. He arrived here Monday to attend to business matters.

Reports from the hospital Thursday noon stated that while Wylie was suffering much from shock and pain, his condition was not considered serious, but further x-ray pictures were to be taken.

Funeral at Baker Sunday, funeral arrangements, concluded today noon when final word was received from relatives of the deceased couple, will include services by the Baker Elks lodge in Baker ad a short service by the Masons at the Mausoleum, and the bodies laid to rest in the Dalton vault there.

The services will begin at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, and the burial will be under the direction of West and company. The bodies are at the West parlors.

Pall bearers for Jim Dalton will be the following well known men of this city and Baker: Chris Johnson, H.F. White, H.A. Monday, J.B. Wilson, of North Powder, and George Foster and J.C. Sturgill, of Baker.

Judge C.H. McColloch of Baker and M.M. Gilkison and R.E. Haines of North Powder will serve as pallbearers for Mrs. Dalton, with three others yet to be selected at Baker.

North Powder News
Friday, April 15, 1932



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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