Mrs. B.P. Hawley Passes Suddenly
Mrs. Benjamin P. Hawley, for 28 years a resident of Wallowa county, and who, with Mr. Hawley, last Oct. 19 celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, died suddenly at their home at the east edge of town Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church, of which denomination Mrs. Hawley had been a member for 58 years, Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R.N. Olson, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Lester Jones of Enterprise. Rev. Olson brought a sympathetic and comforting message on the text found in Psalms 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
Interment was in the Wallowa cemetery with William McKenzie, W.G. Asher, Grover Johnson, J.O. Kiddle, John Thompson and C.H. Thorp pall bearers.
Abigail Miller was born near Beckley, W. Va., on August 4, 1851, and died at her home in Wallowa, Nov. 6, at the age of 75 years, 3 months and two days.
She was married to Benjamin P. Hawley on Oct. 19, 1869 and to their union eight children were born, four of whom survive, J.J. Hawley of La Grande, Mrs. Ida Roop and A.F. Hawley of Wallowa and Mrs. Erie Miles of Lebanon. Four brothers and one sister also survive, J.S. Miller of Logan, W. Va., B.F. Miller of Enterprise, Mrs. Laura Cook of Arnett, W. Va., W.H. Miller and Lee Miller of Glen White, W. Va.