Mrs. Cora A. Champ, aged 78 years, and a resident of the Winlock community for the past sixty-four years, passed away at her home in Winlock Tuesday morning, October 13, following an illness of two weeks.
She was born March 3, 1864, in Spring Valley, Minnesota, and came to WA Territory with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Eels, in 1879, settling near Toledo. She was married May 1, 1881 to John H. Champ whose parents came by covered wagon from Indiana in 1861. Mr. Champ died in 1915.
They were the parents of ten children, only three of whom survive. One son, Wallace Champ and two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Van Curen, Winlock and Mrs. Erma Kotoski of Longview. There are twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m from the Cattermole parlors with Rev. Ernest Moore of Castle Rock officiating. Burial will be in the local cemetery with graveside services under the auspices of the Order of Eastern Star of which Mrs. Champ had been a member for nearly forty years.
Chehalis Advocate October 15, 1942
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman