On last Thursday morning Dr. C.H. Day received a telegram from Walla Walla announcing the death of Major Raymond R. Rees at that place. Deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Dr. Day and well known by many in this vicinity.
Mr. Rees came to Walla Walla in 1861 and was one of the original owners of the Statesman published in that city. He leaves a wife and three children. The Walla Walla Journal says of him:
He was always called major, from his boyhood up and the title stuck to him all through life with becoming modesty. Politically, he was a staunch old democrat. Religously, he was a free-thinker, with a philosophical turn of mind; a genial companion, full of charity; in a word, a gentleman and a scholar, of generous, lofty and honorable impulse.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
July 18, 1889