Thos. N. Proffitt Died Last Thursday
The funeral of the late Tom Proffitt, who died at his home in Portland, Thursday of last week, was held from the Baptist church in Baker, Monday afternoon. Until about four years ago, when he took up his residence in Portland, Mr. Proffitt was one of the most prominent cattle men and ranchers in this section, where he resided for many years. He was a farmer in Pine Valley for several years. He owned the improved Proffitt farm in Baker Valley and until a short time since, owned the 1800 acre ranch near North Powder now held by W.T. Lampkin. At the time of his death he also owned several other farms and tracts of land in the Baker and Powder river valley sections.
Mr. Proffitt visited this section about a month ago to look after his business interests. He has been in failing health for several years, but friends here were shocked on receiving news of his death.
Surviving relatives are the widow and one daughter, Alma, both of Portland.
North Powder News
Saturday, January 29, 1927