Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside.
Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter.
Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise.
Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954
Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher