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Mrs. Sarah Frances (Baldwin) DRAPER

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.

Mr. and Mrs. Draper were the parents of two children, Mrs. James Fisher of Enterprise and Kelso Draper of St. Paul, Ore., both of whom, with the widow, survive. There are also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) from the Booth chapel and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery. For many years Mr. Draper was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge, but of late had not kept up his relation with the lodge.

Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated December 23, 1943

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Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside.

Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter.

Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise.

Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954

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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 Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. John Sinclair. Pall bearers were: Harold Lay, Fred Wagner, Ralph Makin, Glenn P. Russell, H. Earl Warnock and Cal Long. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Vera) Fisher, Enterprise; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Bare, Lewiston, Idaho; one brother, Charles Baldwin, Walla Walla, Washington; six grandchildren, Mrs. Eunice Van Houten, Union, Mrs. Louina Sizemore, Enterprise, Wolvert and Leland Fisher, Enterprise, Mrs. Inez Varney, Enterprise, and Mrs. Evelyn Getsinger, Tigard, Oregon. Ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.

Wallowa County Chieftain February*, 1957

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