Union County Obituaries N

Copyright 1999 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.

If you have any obituaries you can donate, please drop a line to Janine M. Bork.Your information can help others.

Child of William NASH

Henry S. NEAL


Mrs. George NEIL

Fannie (Logsdon) NEILSON

NELSON Obituaries

Alice G. NESS



Mrs. Charles W. NIBLEY

 NICE Obituaries



Erma Mae (Emmons) NUTT

Eagle Valley News

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nash died very suddenly a few days ago.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 5, 1889

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Mrs. Geo. Neil a one time resident of this place and vicinity, but more recently of Haines, passed away at Hot Lake where she had gone for treatment some time since.

North Powder News
Saturday, March 29, 1919

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Fatal Accident

Henry S. Neal, well known Grant county cattle buyer, was fatally injured Saturday night, and died at Prairie City hospital Sunday afternoon, as the result of an automobile accident on the road between Canyon City and John Day.

Mr. Neal, in his machine, was attempting to pass another automobile when his car left the road and he was pinned beneath it when it overturned. He was rushed to Prairie, but died on the operating table before his wife could reach him. Mrs. Neal was at Conden when notified. - La Grande Observer.

North Powder News
Saturday October 4, 1919

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Andrew Neault, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Neault, ranchers near Sparta, died at a hospital in Baker Monday as a result of a gun shot wound, sustained Sunday forenoon. Young Neault took an automatic pistol and started out to shoot a coyote. He fired three times when a cartridge stuck. In clearing the gun it was discharged and the bullet passed through his stomach. He was able to walk in the house, and was later taken to Baker, a distance of thirteen miles, where he lived for thirty-six hours.

North Powder News
Saturday, December 4, 1926

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Mrs. Elmer Neilson

Died in La Grande Wednesday morning, December 10, 1924, Mrs. Elmer Neilson, age 43 years.

Mrs. Neilson was formerly Miss Fannie Logsdon of Union and High Valley. She attended school in Union. After her marriage she moved to La Grande. Eight weeks ago she underwent a severe kidney operation at the Grande Ronde Hospital. She recovered sufficiently to get around and help herself a little, and all at once she began to fail and continued to do so until she passed on. She was at the home of her sister, Mrs. Will Kelley, when the summons came. She is survived by her husband and three children-two daughters and one son, all of school age; an aged mother, two sisters-Mrs. Will Kelley, of La Grande; Mrs. Maude Johnson of Portland, with whom the mother lives; and one brother-Charles Logsdon of Junction City, Oregon.

Mrs. Neilson has a host of friends in Union who learn with regret of her passing. The funeral will be held at La Grande, Friday, December 12, at 2 o’clock p.m. those going to La Grande to attend the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. James Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wheeler and Mrs. Mary Minnick.

Undated newspaper item

This information donated by Larry Rader

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Alice G. Ness, 75, Dies in La Grande

Alice G. Ness, who died at a hospital here at 3 a.m. today, daughter of John and Mary McQuiston, was born January 1, 1864 in Beaver County, Penn. She was married to Edgar P. Bull Sept. 30, 1879, and six children were born to this union.

Mr. Bull and two children, Freddie G. and Pearl May, preceded her in death. She leaves one son, Charles C. Bull and three daughters, Florence Umbarger, Pomona, Calif., Mary Overpeck, La Grande, and Valeria Walker of Portland; seven grandchildren, one of them Paul C. Bull of La Grande, and nine great-grandchildren; one brother of Indiana, several nieces and nephews.

She was married to Edgar G. Ness, March 15, 1923, and he survives her.

Mrs. Ness had made her home in Kansas for many years before coming to La Grande in April of this Year.

Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.

5 Dec 1939, Page 1.

Donated by Robert C. Bull

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Death of Mrs. A.J. Newman

The death of Mrs. A.J. Newman occurred at her home in La Grande Saturday morning after a long and painful sickness, the result of an accident. The deceased was aged about forty-six years and leaves a husband and daughter in bereavement. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Wednesday, December 26, 1894

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Neighbors and friends of the Lee Newton family of Haines were shocked Wednesday afternoon when news of the death of their five-year old son was learned. The lad was found shortly after he was missed, in an old cesspool in front of the Tom Smith residence. He had been with his father, an employee of the Haines Lumber Company, but a few minutes before and was evidently on his return to the home when he crossed a cesspool connected with the plumbing in the Smith residence. The covering broke through and little Donald came to his death in the slimy water below. It is thought the body was recovered in about thirty minutes from the time it entered the pool. Little Donald is said to have been head about the Smith home shortly after noon on the day of his death. It was presumed he was looking for his father at the time. A little later a search for the little one revealed the body. Little Donald is survived by his parents and four brothers and sisters. The body was taken to the West funeral parlors in Baker and prepared for burial.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, March 24, 1928

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church last Friday over the remains of Donald Newton. Rev. Grissom of North Powder, officiated, due to the illness of Miss Blokland.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, March 31, 1928

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Mrs. Charles W. Nibley

Mrs. Charles W. Nibley, wife of a Latter Day Saints church official, died at her home in Salt Lake City July 2, aged 77. A son, Dr. J.O. Nibley of Portland, arrived in Salt Lake a few hours after his mother's death. Four other sons, Merrill, Charles and Alex of Los Angeles and Joseph of Salt Lake, and two daughters, Mrs. Harold Smooth and Mrs. Horace B. Whitney of Salt Lake, also survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Nibley and family made their home in Baker for several years and were prominent in church affairs there. The Nibley home in Baker was raised a short time ago to make room for the new Latter Day Saints chapel.</p>

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, July 11, 1928

A.W. Nichols Dies

The Waverly (Kansas) Gazette of August 22 contains this announcement of the death of A.W. Nichols, a former respected citizen of Union.

A.W. Nichols died Saturday afternoon, August 16, 1913, from appendicitis. He had been operated on for appendicitis a few days previously for the removal of the diseased appendix, but when the incision was made it was found the appendix had ruptured and the puss had entered the abdominal cavity, where it caused peritonitis, which was the immediate cause of his death.

Arthur W. Nichols was the son of Joseph H. and Addie F. Nichols, and was born at La Porte, Indiana, Aug. 29, 1870, and at the time of his death was 42 years, 11 months and 13 days of age.

He is survived by his wife, two children aged father and mother, two brothers, G.E. Nichols, of Fields Landing, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Maud Rodgers, of Green City, Mo. The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved ones. The community has lost a progressive and public-spirited citizen, who was always ready to lend his help to every worthy enterprise.

Donated by Larry Rader

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Resolutions of Condolence

WORTHY MASTER: - Your committee appointed to report resolutions expressing the sentiments of the Grange in regard to Brother Robert Nichols, late member of our order, who by a sudden and severe stroke was changed from the fullness of life and health to the cold stillness of death in a very few minutes, beg to submit the following:
Brother Robert Nichols was born in the State of New York: was at the time of his death which occured on the evening of the nineteenth of May, 1877, about fifty-three years of age has been connected with the Masonic Fraternity about twenty-five years; has resided in Baker county fourteen years, immediately previous to his death, during which time he won to himself many friends by reason of his being possessed of a kind and benevolent heart. He was one of the charter members of the Grange and was ever a true and faithful member, always prompt at his post of duty and his last work on earth was a labor of love in arranging this hall for the meeting that convened within two weeks after he left its gates, to return once more. he also but a short time previous to his dewath experienced a hope in the promises of revealed religion, and expressed the same by uniting with the M.E. Church.

In view of the mahy good qualities possessed by our departed brother, we present the following resolutions for your adoption:
Resolved, That in the death of Brother Robert Nichols this Grange has lost a worthy member who was dear to us all; society, an example of benevolence and uprightness; and his afflicted relatives, one who was every way worthy of their highest esteem and tenderest regards.

Resolved, That Wingville Grange sincerely cherish his memory and lament his departure from us, and extend, with deepest affection, our heartfelt sympathies to his bereaved relatives.

This report was received and it was further ordered by the Grange that it be entered in full in the records of the Grange, and that a copy be transmitted to the MOUNTAIN SENTINEL for publication.

E.P. Waltz
Z. Bryant
P.S. Poulson


Mountain Sentinel
Saturday, July 14, 1877

Erma Mae Nutt 72
Died January 28, 1980

Erma Mae Nutt 72 of Halfway, Oregon passed away Wednesday, January 28 at St. Elizabeth  Community Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Nutt will be conducted Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Halfway Presbyterian Church. Reverend Sidney Sandusky of the Halfway Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Pine Haven Cemetery Halfway,

Mrs. Nutt was born on May 2, 1908 in Enterprise, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. George and Pearl Atins-Emmons. Mrs. Nutt was born and raised in the Enterprise area and attended schools there. She worked in La Grande for a Doctor's office. She left the area for awhile and returned to Baker in 1942.

She married David Bill Nutt in Wennemucca, Nevada on Oct. 18, 1960. She had been employed at the Basche Sage Hardware for nine years and had been in Halfway for 20 years. She also cleaned the Presbyterian Church every

She is survived by her daughter Pat Schon and husband Paul of John Day, Oregon; four grandchildren; Paul W. Schon of Halfway, Oregon; Patty Barber of Ontario, Oregon, David Schon of Drewsey, Oregon, Tommy Schon, US Navy,
San Diego, California; three great grandchildren; Michael Barber, Candi Barber, Crissy Lynn Schon. she is preceeded in death by her parents and her husband and one half brother. Friends who wish may contribute to the Halfway Ambulance Fund in her memory. This may be done at Gray's  West and Company Chapel in Baker, Oregon.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schon of John Day, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Schon of San Diego, California and Patrick and Patty barber of Ontario were in attendance. Funeral Services were held at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. for Erma Nutt. Rev. Sidney Sandusky officiated, while soloist, Dennis Curtis sang 2 songs, "In the Garden" and "Beyond the Sunset", with Olive Marker, the organist. Casket bearers were, George Bryan, Bob Phipps, Earl Thompson, Jerry Bryan, Chick Crow and Chub Smith. Interment wasin the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.

Donated by S. Renee Schaeffer

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