Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon
M.P. Isley, Pioneer Rancher of Joseph, Dies At Hospital
Memorial services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel for Madison Pennington Isley who passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 16, 1965 after being a patient there for six days, Rev. LeRoy Brownell, pastor of the Joseph Baptist Church, officiated, and Mrs. Mae Stein was organist. Mrs. Claire Trullinger and Mae Stein sang “Shall We Gather At The River” and “Beyond The Sunset.”
Casket bearers were: Luther Thornburgh, Fred Bird, Bill Cool. A. Daisley, Stone Butner, and S.W. Begley, and internment was in the family plot in the Prairie Creek cemetery.
Mr. Isley was one of Wallowa County’s most successful farmers and ranchers, and had lived in the County since about 1895. He was born in Umatilla County on January 1, 1872, son of James and Melvina Isley. On July 25, 1903 he was married at Enterprise to Belle V. Kutch who survives him. He was the last survivor of a family of twelve children. He was a member of the Christian Church, and belonged to Joseph Lodge No. 82 AF&AM.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Alvin, Alfred and Matt, all of Joseph; two daughters, Mrs. Vern (Bessie) Daggett, of Joseph, and Mrs. Lem (Violet) Rynearson, of Enterprise; and 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. George (Mabel) Keener, preceded him in death.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday Oct. 21, 1965, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells