Union County Obituaries Clark

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Janine M. Bork

These are obituaries that I and many others have donated. Mine were transcribed from old newspapers. I got the microfilms through interlibrary loan from the University of Oregon. There are also many others who have donated. If there is no contributor on it, it is something I have transcribed. If there is no link on the contributor's name, they have no further information about that person. It is someone extra on a copy of their families information.

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Mrs. Adeline H. CLARK

Chauncey CLARK


Mrs. Emma (Bidwell) CLARK

Joisa Elizabeth (Miller) CLARK

Leland CLARK

William CLARK

Mrs. Adeline H. Clark

Mrs. Adeline H. Clark, an old resident of Raymo Flat, was found dead in bed at the Wm. Huffman home in Pyle Canyon, where she was visiting.

Jan 1893 newspaper story

This information donated by Larry Rader

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Death of Chauncey Clark

Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cline, in Union, July 31st, 1927, Chauncey H. Clark, age 78 years, 9 months and 23 days.

Chauncey Clark was born September 8, 1849, at Peoria, Ills. He was married to Harriet Hepner in Pacific City, Iowa, August 16, 1872, moved to the Oregon country in 1878, where he has since made his home. To this union seven children were born-three preceding him to the great beyond. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-James H. Clark of San Diego, Calif.; George I. Clark, of Union, Ore.; Mrs. Maude Cartright, of Baker, Ore.; Mrs. Myrtle Cline, of Union; one sister-Mrs. Cora Stoker, of Union. All of whom were present at the service.

Mr. Clark had been in poor health for several years but most of the time was able to be at the plumbing shop of his son George. He was always kind and pleasant and enjoyed the friendship of old time friends. He was well looked after and cared for in his declining years by his children, and many friends regret his passing and extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, July 3, at 2 o’clock, at Cock Bros. Chapel, Rev. Lee of the Methodist church conducting the services. Special songs and solos by the choir. A large attendance of old-time neighbors and friends paid their last respects to this old and respected citizen, and he was laid to rest in the Union cemetery by the side of his three children who preceded him to the great unknown.

The pall brearers were J. M. Jones, James Webb, E. B. Cline, W. W. Langford, C. S. Miller and J. E. Allen.

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D.M. Clark

D. M. Clark, a well known citizen of the county, former assessor and later in the commission business at La Grande, a member of the Sawyer-Clarke company, died of erysipelas Saturday night last. Mr. Clark’s death will certainly be regretted by a large circle of friends.

Newspaper story, Nov 4 1916

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Mrs. Emma Clark

Died, at Nyssa, Oregon, at the home of R. E. Miller, January 21, 1926, Mrs. Emma Clark, age 57 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Emma Bidwell was born at Fairview, Minnesota, March 18, 1868. She came to Union with her parents in 1884, which has ever since been her home. She chose school teaching for her life’s work and for about 40 years followed this great profession. She was indeed successful and happy in her work and was one of the best known, best beloved teachers in Union county and eastern Oregon. Early in life she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Coming to Union, she transferred her membership to this church and for years was a faithful and consistent member, ever ready to do her share in promoting the cause of righteousness in this community, nor letting her light shine. A number of years ago she became a member of G. R. V. Chapter O.E.S. No. 49 and endeared herself to a large circle of sisters in this good and influential order. the circle was broken once more only to be reunited in that land of endless day.

She is survived by three brothers-Lester, of Island City; Frank and Elmer , of North Powder, and one nephew-Dean, of North Powder, and a host of friends who mourn her passing.

The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Union Saturday, January 23, 1926, at 2 o’clock p. m. Services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Quinn, of Union, with ritualistic ceremonies by the Eastern Star. A large crowd paid their last sad respects to this estimable woman. A short service was held at the Union cemetery where she was laid to rest by the side of her parents, as was always her request.

Newspaper item

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F.A. Bidwell received word Thursday morning of the death of his sister, Mrs. Emma Clark, which occurred early that morning. Mrs. Clark who was staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller at Nyssa, Idaho, had risen early and ate her breakfast and seemed in the best of health. She had stepped outside the house when she fell, and died almost instantly, giving only several gasps after aid reached her.

Three brothers survive, Frank A. Bidwell and Homer C. Bidwell of North Powder, and Chet Bidwell of Island City, who left for Nyssa immediately after receiving word of the death of their sister.

Mrs. Clark has spent most of her life in this vicinity, teaching in the North Powder schools several terms and also in other schools in the county.

Funeral arrangments have not been completed but it is announced will probably be held at Union Sunday.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 23, 1926

Clark Funeral Held Last Saturday at Union

Funeral services over the remains of Emma Bidwell Clark, who died suddenly Thursday of last week, were held in Union last Saturday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. Quinn assisted by Rev. Hall K. Wallis and Miss Josie Blokland officiating. The Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a member, had charge of the services at the church. A number of relatives and friends from here attended the funeral. Burial was in Union cemetery.

North Powder News
Saturday, January 30, 1926

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Joisa Elizabeth (Miller) Clark

Word has been received in La Grande of the death of Mrs. Joisa Eliza Clark, 86, of Beaverton.

She was born in the Grande Ronde Valley, out on the sand ridge, the daughter of George and Matilda Miller Conley, a pioneer family. Mrs. Clark lived in the valley most of her life, and was one of nine children.

She is survived by twin daughter, Erma Levitt, Schenectady, N. Y., and Irene McKenzie, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Georganna Chadwick, Cove, and Mary Gray, Woodburn; two brothers, John C. Miller, La Grande, and Benn Miller, Arcadia, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Friday, September 15, 1972
Page 3

Submitted by: Tom Childers

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Former Union Boy Falls Under Wagon Wheels and Is Killed

Leland Clark, better known as Boots Clark, a former resident of Union, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Clark, age 26 years, was killed at Halfway Friday of last week, by falling from a load of hay and under the wheels of the wagon. His head was crushed and death was probably instantaneous.

Clark was hauling a load of hay, and the team being somewhat fractious, became frightened at some boys passing on horseback. In attempting to stop the team, Clark lost one of the reins and fell from the wagon in an attempt to regain it.

Leland Clark leaves a wife, formerly Miss Gaylord, of North Powder. The funeral took place at Union Tuesday afternoon, from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Clark in south Union.

Newspaper item, Oct 28, 1915

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Of general debility at the residence of A.T. Ellis, near Hot Lake, Monday, May 28th, WILLIAM CLARK aged70 years, 3 months and 28 days.

Mr. Clark was an old and highly esteemed citizen of Grande Ronde valley having came here in 1862. In 1864 he and his partner Mr. Newhard took the claim on which the Hot Lake is located and proceeded to build the celebrated Hot Lake House which Mr. Clark has made his home ever since. Mr. Clark was born in Livingston County N.Y., January 31st, 1808 and came to California in 1850 from Illinois. A wide circle of friends will mourn his loss and the people of this valley will realize that one of the old pioneers of 62 are being lain to rest.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
June 3, 1878

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