Passed This Life
Mrs. Bert McCurry Died Thursday Morning
After an illness of nearly three weeks in the hospital at Baker, death came to Mrs. Ruth McCurry early Thursday morning. The cause of death is given as blood poisoning and heart trouble.
Mrs. McCurry would have been twenty-one years of age on June 19. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Wright of Iron River, Wisconsin, where she was born June 19, 1898. The death of her mother occurred at the time of her birth and she made her home with an aunt Mrs. M.R. Shourds, until she was fourteen years of age, seven years of this time being spent in North Powder. In 1912 she returned to Wisconsin and remained several years with her father, and came to North Powder after a little more than three years ago and was married to Bert McCurry in February, 1916.
The immediate relatives are the bereaved husband, father and step-mother and two sisters, one living at Cloquet, Minnesota and one in Canada, none of whom could be present at the funeral.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church and the body will be laid to rest in the city cemetery.
North Powder News
Saturday, June 14 , 1919
McCurry Rites Held
The funeral service for the late Mrs. Bert McCurry was held last Saturday afternoon from the Methodist church, and was attended by a large number of neighbors and friends who paid silent tribute to one who was held in highest esteem throughout the entire community. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful in design.
Rev. G.L. Clark former pastor of the First Presbyterian church at La Grande, conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. McCurry were married by Rev. Clark in La Grande before the minister left for overseas service over three years ago.
The pallbearers were also returned soldiers, friends of the deceased and were in uniform. They were Olaf Olsen, Allen Wicks, Arthur Wicks, Edgar Hollinger, Cleve mercer, Bryce Denning.
The body was laid to rest in the city cemetery beside the babe who was buried only three weeks previous.
North Powder News
Saturday, June 21, 1919