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SANDERS Obituaries

W.B. SARGENT

Mrs. Eula (McCraw) SARTAIN

SAUNDERS Obituaries

SAVAGE Obituaries

SCHAFFER / SHAFFER Obituaries

SCHULTZ Obituaries

SCHWEIGER Obituaries

SCOTT Obituaries

SEE Obituaries

SEVERS Obituaries

SEYMOUR Obituaries

SHAFER Obituaries

SHAW Obituaries

SHELTON Obituaries

SHEN Obituary

SHEPARD Obituaries

SHINN Obituaries

SHOEMAKER Obituaries

SHORE Obituaries

SHOURDS Obituaries

SHUCK Obituaries

Charles G. SHUMWAY

Echo Marie Siegrist

SIMONIS Obituaries

Leonard SIMS

SIRRINE Obituaries

SISSON Obituaries

Melville SKIFF

SLACK Obituaries

SLATER Obituaries

Mrs. Caroline SLYTER

SMITH Obituaries

Mrs. Nellie SNYDER

SOMMER Obituaries

George SONNER

Donald SOOK

Mary E. (Sweeney) SPAETH

SPAIN Obituaries

SPENCER Obituaries

Gordon SPRAY

SPRINGER Obituaries

Alec STACKLAND

Theodore STAFFORD

STANDLEY Obituaries

Child STANG

STANLEY Obituaries

Eugene STAPLES

Sarah Ellen "Sadie" (Althiser) Schaffer STEERS

Thomas STEPHENSON

STEIGER Obituaries

STILTZ Obitiuaries

STODDARD Obituaries

STODDART Obituaries

Genevieve R. (Rogers) STONE

Karl R. STONE

Clifford STORER

STREIFF Obituaries

Children George STUBBLEFIELD

George STULTZ

Ben F. STURGILL

SULLIVAN Obituaries

Child of Roy SUTHERLAND

Nathan SWIGER

Polly (Wilkinson) SWIGER

Seymour SWAUGER

Mrs. Polly (Wilkinson) SWIGER

Child of Haman SWISHER


Death of W.B. Sargent

W.B. Sargent one of the oldest and most prominent attorneys of Union county, died at his home in La Grande Friday evening of last week. Mr. Sargent had been ill for about a year, and a month ago, on account of his failing health, he sold his interest in the La Grande Investment company and retired. from this time his condition grew rapidly worse until death. The funeral service was held from the Elk's home Monday afternoon, all offices and business houses in La Grande closing during the funeral hour.

North Powder News
Saturday September 13, 1919


MRS. EULA SARTIN PASSES THIS LIFE

Eula Sartain, 56, of this city, died at her home here Tuesday evening at five o'clock.

Mrs. Sartain was born in Cresent Hill, Missouri and has lived in North Powder for the past six years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ingram of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son, Fred Sartain of North Powder; two brothers, Charles McCraw of this city and O.C. McCraw of Portland, Oregon.

Funeral services will be held at the local Methodist church, Saturday afternoon.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, April 14, 1928


Charles G. Shumway, prominent rancher of Bridgeport, died Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Baker from injuries received Tuesday of last week when he was kicked by a horse.

North Powder News
Saturday, May 14, 1927


Echo Marie Siegrist

Echo Marie Siegrist of 1901 Foley Street died at her home Thursday, Aug. 12. She was 77.

Mrs. Siegrist was born in Condon, Aug. 4, 1905 and in later years married Kendrick W. Siegrist. They made their home in La Grande for many years.

She is survived by a son, Paul L. Siegrist and two grandsons, Christopher Michael and Brian Edward Siegrist, all of Foster City, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974, and by a son, Kendrick W. Siegrist, Jr. 1980.

Graveside services will be at the Grandview Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 with Rev. David Moore of the St. Peters Episcopal Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers friends can make memorial donations in memory of Echo Siegrist to the Ronald McDonald House, the Children's Hospital of the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., in care of the Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 772, La Grande, 97850.

The Observer
La Grande - Page 2
Saturday August 14, 1982


TRUCK KILLS SIMS, FORMER POWDERITE

     Leonard Sims, 60, who farmed the place now occupied by Ben Biais on Clover  Creek, some years ago, died Wednesday from a broken neck suffered when a  truck he was operating went over a bank near Elkton on the Reedsport highway  last Sunday morning.  Sims was taken to the Pacific Christian hospital in  Eugene after the accident, and clung to life for two days.

        Sims left here about ten years ago, when Ben Biais took possession of the Clover Creek ranch.  He had farmed the place for two years, according to William Hudelson, North Powder pioneer merchant.  He was married when he was here, and is believed to have been a native of Grant county.

North Powder News - Oregon Trail Weekly
Friday April 17, 1931

Transcribed by Charlotte Carper


DIED

December 16th, of diptheria, MELVILLE, youngest son of Willis and Mary Skiff, aged 3 years and 17 days.

Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
December 22d, 1877


MRS. SLYTER PASSES AWAY

Mrs. Caroline Slyter aged 69 years, died at her home in North Powder, early Monday morning after an illness of several months. Deceased was the wife of Peter Slyter and with her husband had been residents of this city for about two years. Mrs. Slyter was the mother of Mrs. Charles Fisher of this place. Other surviving relatives are a son and daughter living in Kansas City and several grandchildren here. The funeral was conducted by Rev. G.R. Archer from the residence Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the city cemetery.

North Powder News
Saturday, August 7, 1920


Mrs. Nellie Snyder, aged 57, died at a Baker hospital Thursday morning, following an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Snyder had been a resident of North Powder for about a year where Mr. Snyder has been employed on highway work. The body was shipped to Lebanon for burial, their former home.

North Powder News
Saturday, December 18, 1920


George Sonner Dead

Died-At Hot Lake, Oregon, Thursday, September 9, 1920, George Sonner, Age 74 years. The funeral will be held Sunday next from the Union undertaking parlors. Details later.

George Sonner was an Oregon Pioneer of 1864, and was well and favorably known by many of the older settlers of this county.

Mr. Sonner was operated upon for gall-stones September 1, and was apparently getting along all right, but was found dead at 6 a. m. Thursday.

This information donated by Larry Rader




Donald Sook, 13 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. Sook of Baker die last Saturday following an operation for appendicitis. The organ was ruptured and his recovery was felt doubtful immediately after the operation. He was an eighth grade pupil in the Junior high school.

North Powder News
Saturday, February 13, 1926


Mary E. (Sweeney) SPAETH
Longtime Resident Succumbs at 80

Mary E. SPAETH of 1860 2nd St., passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 at her home at the age of 80.

Mrs. SPAETH was born on May 24, 1892 at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Teresa SWEENEY. On April 30, 1913 she was married to Fred SPAETH at Portland, Ore. They moved to La Grande later that year where Mr. SPAETH started the Spaeth Plumbing and Heating Company. Mr. SPAETH preceded his wife in death on July 12, 1970.

Mrs. SPAETH was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, and a life member of the County Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Catherine) MCLAUGHLIN, and Mrs. Charles (Genevieve) YOUNG, both of La Grande; Mrs. Lyle (Freddie) HANSEN of Spokane, Wash; and Madeline HADDEN, Grants Pass, Ore.; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two great grandsons; three sisters, Helen DAVIS and Catherine SWEENEY, both of Portland and Irene STEEL, Eugene; and many other relatives. One brother preceded her in death.

Recitation of Rosary was held on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Father George Murphy officiated. Concluding services followed at the Calvary Cemetery.

Eastern Oregon Review, August 31, 1972

Submitted by:
Holly Vonderohe


Local Hunter Shot To Death

Gordon Spray, 54, La Grande, became the first recorded fatality of the 1973 Oregon deer season during the weekend. At least one other hunter was shot to death and two died of apparent heart attacks.

Police say Spray was hunting with Lynn Miller, 22, Baker, when he was accidentally shot to death Saturday near Goose Creek about 50 miles southwest of Baker.

The Observer
Monday, October 8, 1973
Front Page

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Gordon Spray

Gordon Spray of Century Estates died Saturday, Oct. 6 in a hunting accident 10 miles south of Unity in the Grouse Creek area. He was 54.

Spray was born in Union June 5, 1919, the son of Ralph and Mabel Spray. He was a veteran of World War II an a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, United Transportation Services, First Christian Church and B. P. O. E. Elks 433.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Clark, Pendleton; one son, Gordon Dennis Spray, College Place, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Virginia (Ron) Lovely, La Grande; and two brothers, Gerald Spray and John Spray, both of La Grande.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at Dempsey's Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.

The Observer
Monday, October 8, 1973
Page 10

Submitted by: Tom Childers


Alec Stackland Dies

Alec M. STACKLAND, 67, passed on at his home in Portland March 15 from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. He was the first of seven children the widowed mother brought from Norway in the nineties. After a short stay in New York, Kansas and La Grande, they bought a farm in Cove, where all except Alec, a house painter, and wife, who made Portland their home, and Mrs. Elida MILLER and family, who made Union their home, have become householders and orchardists, enterprising and public spirited men and women. On the death of her husband, W. A. PRILLIMAN, the eldest of the three daughters sold her Cove property, and now has her home in La Grande. The sisters, Mrs. S. E. MILLER, Mrs. L. E. ANDERSON and daughter, Miss Thelma ANDERSON, Mrs. H.U. MEYERS and son, Lexro PRILLIMAN, Karl J., Chris M., and Gerhard G., STACKLAND were all able to attend the funeral in Portland. Besides the aboved named relatives, deceased leaves six nephews, three nieces, a grandniece and grandnephew.

The Weekly Eastern Oregon Republican, March 25, 1932

Submitted by:
Holly Vonderohe




Theodore Stafford, 75-year-old hermit, was found dead in his cabin on his homestead, 12 miles from Richland, on Wednesday of last week. Heart disease is given as the cause of death. The funeral was held in Richland.

North Powder News
Saturday, March 5, 1927



Died. Dec. 18th, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Stang, from croup. On earth one flower less, in heaven one angel more.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday December 29, 1892


Eugene Staple

A very deplorable accident occurred at Island City Monday morning resulting in the death of Eugene, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Staples. At eight o'clock the child was kicked in the breast by a horse and the injury proved fatal, the child dying three hours thereafter. This was the only child of the family and the deep grief that is thus so suddenly inflicted upon the parents will deeply touch the hearts of their friends and neightbors. The funeral interment will take place at Baker City Wednesday. - La Grande Chronicle

Cove Ledger Thursday September 14, 1899


Funeral Services for Sadie Steers to be Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Steers will be held Saturday, July 5, at 2 PM, at the Elgin Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Steers died Tuesday at a La Grande hospital at the age of 89. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but was able to care for her personal needs very well up until she was taken to the hospital June 18.

Interment will be in the Summerville cemetery. Rev. Volney Johnson will be in charge of services at the church here, and Mrs. Ona Harwood will sing. Pall bearers will be John Croghan, Bill Townsend, Earl Moore, John Waelty, Kenny Dunn and Louis Phillips.

Mrs. Steers was born August 8, 1868 (should be 1869) in Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William (should be Thomas Jefferson) Althiser. She was married to W.A. Schaffer at Fulton, MO., in 1888, and to this union four children were born, three daughters and one son.

She came west in 1906 and married L.N. Steers of La Grande and has resided in the county since.

Three children survive her, Mrs. Opal Miller of La Grande, Mrs. W. A. Doty of Goldendale, Wash., and Mr. H.M. Schaffer of Salem.

There are nine grandchildren: Vernon Newman, Yakima, Wash.; Harold Newman, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Clara Hyatt, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Dorothy Hatch, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Nita Karr, Stayton, Ore.; Marvin Schaffer, Salem; Miss Norma Miller and Kenneth Miller, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Elmer Hart, Los Angeles, Calif. There are 10 great grandchildren.

Date of Newspaper Unknown
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First the names that my great-grandmother went by in Union Co.

1. When she moved to Union Co. she was Sarah Ellen Schaffer (maiden name was Althiser). She had been called Ellen for some time prior to her move.

2. She, Sarah Ellen Schaffer married in Union Co. April 13, 1908 to Leroy N. Steers. By this time she was going by Sadie and was known as Sadie Steers the rest of her life. The local folks did call her Mamie as a nickname.

3. Sadie Steers divorced Leroy and married and divorced George Holland in 1929. She took back the name of Steers.

Her daughter, is buried near her in the Summerville Cemetery. Her headstone reads:

Opal Miller
1891-1988

Her whole name was Loney Opal (nee Schaffer) Miller.

This information donated by:
 Sharon Karr


R.M. Steel Dead

Expired at His Michigan Home at 10 O'clock Tuesday Morning

A telegram announcing the death of Robert M. Steel at his house in St. Johns, Michgan, at 10 o'clock that forenoon, was received by William Steel, brother of the deceased at Hilgard Tuesday. Although Mr. Steel's death was not unexpected, the news of his demise is a shock to his many friends in this section, and during the day a number of telegrams of condolence was forwarded to Mrs. Steel.

R.M. Steel is well known throughout Eastern Oregon where he has been interested in many extensive busines enterprises during the past 15 years. He was a member of the construction company whic built the O.R. & N. railroad grade between Pendleton and Hunington and since that time has been extensively interested in lumber manufacturing and mercantile pursuits.

Something over a year ago, Mr. Steel was stricken with paralysis and was compelled to relinquish personal supervision of his business affairs. A second attack of paralysis occured but a few days ago.

The deceased leaves an estimable wife, two sons and one daughter. The oldest son, George Steel, is at present the state treasurer of Michigan.

Elgin Recorder Friday November 19, 1897


THOMAS STEPHENSON BURIED AT LA GRANDE

Mrs. Robert Shaw, of Lytton, Calif., accompanied the remains of her father, Thomas Stephenson from the California city to La Grande, where the deceased was laid to rest at the side of his wife, who passed away about six years ago. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Shaw, with whom he made his home.

Mr. Stephenson was very aged, being nearly 94 years old. He had been ill only about a week when death came. He was well known in this district having resided here several years. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral services at La Grande, Wednesday.

North Powder News
Saturday, November 29, 1924


Genevieve R. Stone

  Mrs. Karl R. (Genevieve) Stone of 1703 Cedar, died Monday at Grande Ronde Hospital.

   Mrs. Stone was born in Brier Hill, N.Y.; the daughter of William H. and Amanda Jane (Guernsey) Rogers.  She taught music in a Watertown, N.Y., elementary school before she married Karl  R. Stone on Aug. 27, 1919, in Watertown.

   The Stones moved to Oregon in 1920, and in 1943 came to La Grande from the Willamette Valley.   They were owners of the Stone Cream Station for 20 years.

   Mrs. Stone taught school for two years in Reedsport, and was choir director at the Klamath Falls Presbyterian Church for several years. She was a member of the La Grande Presbyterian Church, an ordained deacon, and a member of U.P.W.

   Besides her husband Karl in La Grande, Mrs. Stone is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Rankin of Island City; sons, David of Long Island, N.Y., and Roger of Eugene; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Barry Heath officiating.  Vault interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

   Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Stone to the Cancer Research Fund or the Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel.”

La Grande Observer, 5/25/76

Donated by Marilynn Howard


Karl R. Stone

 Karl Roy Stone, a well-known La Grande businessman and longtime head of the Union County Planning Commission, died Saturday at Grande Ronde Hospital.  He was 89.

  Mr. Stone, of 1703 Cedar St., was born on Sept. 15, 1895, in Sterling, Kan., to Robert and Amalia “Mollie” Birk.  He served with the U.S. Army during World War I, and was corporal of the honor guards at the funeral of Buffalo Bill Cody at Pike’s Peak, Colo.  He married Genevieve Rogers at Watertown, N.Y., on Aug. 27, 1919.  The couple homesteaded near
Reedsport in 1920, and Mr. Stone owned and operated the Reedsport Creamery from 1921 to 1926.

   He was in the creamery business in Klamath Falls, Eugene, Springfield and Portland from 1926 until 1945, when the couple moved to La Grande.

   Mr. Stone owned and operated Stone’s Cream Station from 1945 to 1960, and served as Union County fruit fly inspector from 1960 to 1965.  He served as administrator for the Union County Planning Commission from December 1965 until June 1976.

  Mr. Stone was a member and deacon emeritus of the First United Presbyterian Church of La Grande.  He was a member of the La Grande Lodge No. 41 A.F. & A.M., Baker Consistory Scottish Rite; Union Council No. 5 Royal and Select Masons, La Grande Chapter 9 Royal Arch Masons; Eastern Oregon Commandary No. 6 Knight Templar, Al Kader Temple, Union
County Shrine Club, and Hope Chapter No. 13 Order of Eastern Star.

   He also was a member of the La Grande Elks Lodge No. 433, Farmer Merchant Association, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, National Rifle Association, Izaak Walton League (of which he was a state officer), National Wildlife Association, and the La Grande Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.  Mr. Stone also was  a member of the Salvation Army
advisory board.

  Mr. Stone was an avid hunter, fisherman, boater, archer and storyteller, and taught in local hunter safety programs for many years.

  He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve on May 24, 1976.

   Survivors include two sons, David of Port Washington, N.Y., and Roger of Eugene, a daughter, Charlotte Rankin of Island City; a brother, Don of Missouri; three sisters, Wilma Harrington of La Grande, Myrna [sic] Fromme and Roberta Lutes, both of Missouri; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Kliewer of the First United Presbyterian Church, and the La Grande Lodge No. 41 A.F. & A.M. officiating. Concluding services will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

  Those who wish to make contributions in Mr. Stone’s memory may send them to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland 97201, or to the charity of their choice in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.”

 LaGrande Observer, 9/24/84

Donated by Marilynn Howard


BAKER YOUTH DIES PECULIAR DISEASE

Clifford Storer 13 year old son of Mrs. Bessie Storer, died at the home of his grandfather, John H. Jett, of Baker Tuesday morning of cancer of the spine.

The disease, which is believed to have resulted from a fall, settled in the boy's spine, and although everything known to medical science about combating the malady was applied, it spread and could not be checked. Clifford was taken to the shrine hospital in Portland and later brought back to Baker.

The youth a pupil in the sixth grade of the South Baker school, was cheerful throughout the long period of suffering.

The deceased was born in Portland September 17, 1915 and was brought to Baker a short time later. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bessie Storer, a sister, Dorothy, a grandfather, John H. Jett and an uncle Jessie W. Jett.

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



Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stubblefield lost their 2 children, last Saturday and Sunday respectively, of the dread disease scarlet fever. They live some distance out of town and it is hoped there may be no new cases. Mrs. Stubblefield is prostrated on account of the severe blow.

Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday, December 8, 1892


George Stultz

Died in this city, Feb. 14th, 1903, George Stultz. Deceased was born in September 1811, consequently would have been 92 years old next birthday. Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon and the body was taken to Island City for interment Sunday.

Elgin Recorder Friday February 20, 1903


A Pioneer Passes

Ben F. Sturgill, a pioneer of Powder River valley, died at his home in Baker last Monday. Mr. Sturgill lived for a number of years on a farm at Wingville, but was lately living on a homestead in Lower Powder River. He had led an active life in farming and livestock raising for many years. He had never married.

North Powder News
Saturday July 12, 1919


Roy SUTHERLAND - Child

Born.-In Baker, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, February 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sutherland, of Union, a daughter. Later-The infant died and was brought to Union for burial Friday.

Newspaper article - 1921

Donated by Larry Rader



“Died”
Eastern Oregon Republican
Thursday, May 8, 1890

Swager (sic):  At his home near Union Mary 6, 1890, Nathan Swager, aged 60 years.  The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon.

Donated by Robin Church



“Death of Mrs. Polly Swiger”
Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon.  1890 – 1930.
Compiled by Clara Cline Lee.
Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972.

Mrs. Polly Swiger, aged 81 years and 26 days, died at the Swiger residence near Union, Oregon, Sunday, October 9, 1910, and was buried from the Presbyterian church Wednesday, October 12, at 11 a.m.

Polly Wilkinson was born in Jackson county, Ohio, September 29, 1829, and her early life was passed in the vicinity of Peoria, Ill.  She was married to N. Swiger in 1851, and in 1858 moved from Illinois to Nebraska.

In May, 1864, Mr. and Mrs. Swiger moved to Oregon, arriving in the Grande Ronde Valley, October 9, of that year.  From June 1865, to October 1869 they lived in the Williamette valley, after which they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley and have lived here since, spending the time from 1869 to 1889 in High Valley, and since that time at the Swiger home near Union.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Swiger, four of whom are living, namely:  William, of Union; Mrs. Viola Cochran, of Washington; Nora Rumbley, of Pine Valley, and Elmer Swiger, of Union.  Four brothers and one sister survive Mrs. Swiger.

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“Funeral Notice”
Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon, 1890-1930.
Compiled by Clara Cline Lee.
Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972.

Mrs. Polly Swiger, age 81 years and 26 days, died at the family residence near Union, Oregon, Sunday October 9, 1910, at 5 o’clock p.m.  The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, October 12, at 11 o’clock a.m.  Friends are invited to attend.

Donated by Robin Church


Frightful Death

Seymur Swauger, a resident of North Fork, a station in the Blue Mountains between La Grande and Pendleton, was killed by an O.R. & N. train last Saturday morning. Mr. Swauger was somewhat intoxicated and it is supposed that he attempted to alight from a moving train near that station and fell under the car wheels. he was hrribly mangled, the head being entirely severed from the body, and pieces of his anatomy were scattered along the tract for a distance of several hundred feet. He had been a resident of this county for several years, having been in the employ of the O.R. & N. Co, at Kamela. The funeral occurred at La Grande Monday.

Elgin Recorder Friday October 28, 1904


Death of Mrs. Polly Swiger

Mrs. Polly Swiger, aged 81 years and 26 days, died at the Swiger residence near Union, Oregon, Sunday, October 9, 1910, and was buried from the Presbyterian church Wednesday, October 12, at 11 a. m.

Polly Wilkinson was born in Jackson county, Ohio, September 29, 1829, and her early life was passed in the vicinity of Peoria, Ill. She was married to N. Swiger in 1851, and in 1858 moved from Illinois to Nebraska.

In May, 1864, Mr. and Mrs. Swiger moved to Oregon, arriving in the Grande Ronde Valley, October 9, of that year. From June 1865, to October 1869 they lived in the Williamette valley, after which they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley and have lived here since, spending the time from 1869 to 1889 in High Valley, and since that time at the Swiger home near Union.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Swiger, four of whom are living, namely: William, of Union; Mrs. Viola Cochran, of Washington; Nora Rumbley, of Pine Valley, and Elmer Swiger, of Union. Four brothers and one sister survive Mrs. Swiger.

This information donated by Larry Rader


Eagle Valley Items

SWISHER:-In Eagle Valley September 2nd, after a brief illness, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haman Swisher.

Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
September 5, 1889