The captivity of Mary Draper Inglis (Ingles) is a third person account of her captivity and eventual escape. Mary was captured by Shawnee Indians along with her two sons, and sister-in-law from Draper’s Meadow in 1755. She eventually made her escape, along with another dutch woman, a few months later. This is her story.
Person Interviewed: Joanna Draper Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Hazelhurst Mississippi Age: 83 Most folks can’t remember many things happened to ’em when they only eight years old, but one of my biggest tribulations come about dat time and I never will forget it! That was when I was took away from my own mammy and pappy and sent off and bound out to another man, way off two-three hundred miles away from whar I live. And dat’s the last time I ever see either one of them, or any my own kinfolks! Whar I was born was at
William Henry Draper, late Chief Justice, who died at his residence in Yorkville, on the 3rd of November, 1877, was a native of Surrey, England, born March 11, 1801. In his youth he went to sea, and, as we learn from the Canada Law Reporter, showed the stuff he was made of, “when, alone at his post, a young cadet, he defended it from mutineers until assistance came, felling one of his assailants dead at his feet with a blow from a handspike, his only weapon.” At the age of nineteen he abandoned a seafaring life, and came to Canada,
ELVERDO DRAPER. – To the leading and prominent citizen, whose name initiates this paragraph, we are pleased to accord a representation in this volume because he has manifested during the years in which he has been domiciled in Union county ability of a fine order, and because he has materially assisted in the progress of the county and substantially aided in its upbuilding, while he has developed its resources and augmented its wealth by his enterprising endeavors in his private business; and during all this commendable course there has not only been displayed a praiseworthy sagacity and integrity but a
Draper, Charles Thomas; mfr.; born, Cleveland, Nov. 26, 1855; son of Thomas George and Celestia Converse Draper; educated in Cleveland schools; married, Cleveland, Sept. 20, 1881; Florence H. Rossiter; three children; began manufacture of tin cans in 18715; in 1901, business merged with the American Can Co., and in. 1911 organized the Draper Mfg. Co., steel barrels, of which he is pres. and gen’l mgr.; trustee Woodland Avenue M. E. Church; member Y. M. C. A., Chamber of Commerce; Mason.
Fisher, Columbus W. Dies At WallowaColumbus Warren Fisher of Wallowa passed away suddenly last Friday, Feb. 1. Funeral services were held in the Elgin Christian church at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon with Orion lodge No. 73 K.P. in charge. Burial was in the Elgin cemetery. Mr. Fisher was born at Summerville, Ore., on Feb. 1, 1877. He lived at Elgin for a number of years before moving to Wallowa. During his lifetime he had owned several sawmills and more recently was engaged in extensive logging operations. [Note: Columbus Fisher was the son of Union County pioneers Enos Richard Fisher and
In this city, Tuesday, May 8, 1906, John C. Eckley, aged 78 years. The deceased was born in Richland County, Ohio, and crossed the plains, coming to California in 1850. His wife died about five years ago. He has been a life long member of the Methodist Church, and to the time of his recent illness was an active worker. Four children survive his loss. The are, Wm. E. Eckley, of Geneva, Nebraska; Mrs. Lucy H. Bailey of Moore, Mont; Mrs. Madge Breshears, of Elgin and E. L. Eckley of this city. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made,
Frances Draper Dies At Hospital Sarah Frances Draper, for the past 64 years a resident of Wallowa County died February 16, 1957 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital, after a very short illness. Mrs. Draper was born April 7, 1874 in Missouri. She was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Baldwin. In 1894 she was married at La Grande, Oregon to Judson W. Draper, who preceded her in death a few years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19, 1957 at the Booth Bollman Chapel with Rev. John Sincliar, officiating. Mrs. Ralph Kay and Mrs. H.R. Weatherford sang “In the
Judson Draper Services Today Judson Wolvert Draper was born May 21, 1869, near Schuyler, Neb., and passed away suddenly at his home in Enterprise at 9 o’clock Monday morning, Dec. 20. Mr. Draper came to Oregon when he was 14 years old, and his home had been here ever since. In La Grande in 1894 he was married to Miss Sarah Frances Baldwin, and they came to Wallowa county to make their home many years ago. They lived first at Lostine, later moving to a farm in the Leap county where they resided for ten years before moving to Enterprise.
Noah Draper, 77, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Powers at Medical Springs Monday morning March 14. Mr. Draper was born near London, England May 1, 1850, and came to this country when a young man. He lived many years in and around Chicago and had a family of four children, but drifted away from them thirty years ago and was never able to locate them. For the past ten years he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Powers. The funeral was held at Cock Bros. Chapel Tuesday March 15, at 1 o’clock p.m., services