Max Albert Wilson dies at St. Joseph hospital, La Grande, Saturday, February 8, 1941.
He complained of not feeling well some three weeks ago but thought little of it . Then was taken with violent pains and was brought out from home at Troy in a very strenuous trip in which a tractor was called to pull the car up a grade. He was taken on to the hospital in La Grande where he was found to have a ruptured appendix.
An operation was performed Sunday, January 26, and the struggle to save him was hopeless. although he showed gain now and then and lingered on for two weeks At the last death was pneumonia.
Max Wilson was born at Troy July 21, 1920, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest L. Wilson and graduated from Enterprise high school last May. Since then he had been working with his father on his ranches. His parents went with him though La Grande and remained by his side and his one brother Delmar was there part of the time . The parents and brother are the surviving members of the family.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Booth chapel and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Service were conducted by E. E. Callahan of the Christian Church and the pall bearers , young friends and companions of Max. were Claire A Childers, Carl Whitmore, Edwin Emmons, Don Miller, Bill Mitchell, and Edward Redman.
Many Friends of the family came from Troy for the funeral, although the roads made it hard trip. Mrs. T. M. Gilmore and others came from Union. Max was an active, strong young man full of promise and of fine character and his sudden death was a loss to the whole Community.
Contributed by Julie Botts
Note: Julie Botts found these in her husband’s grandmother’s stuff. Her name was Neva Botts.