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Anah Robert JENNINGS

Charles Edward JENNINGS


Anah Jennings

     Anah Robert Jennings of Joseph who had been ill for the past six months passed away Friday May 15 1964 at his home in Joseph. Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Bollman Chapel with Rev. Leroy Brownell officiating. Mrs. Donald Swart was organist Mrs. Dan Deboie sang The old Rugged Cross and Rock Of Ages. Honary pallbearers were Dean Sprague, Henry Hatch, Ernie Cloud, Paul Hatch, Mark Marks Eugene Johnson, Casket bearers were Floyd Kennedy, Verne Russell ,Joe Naughton, Lyle Foster. Dee Mead and Ab Daisley and interment was in the Prairie Creek Cemetery.
     Mr. Jennings was the son of Edward and Edith Jennings and was born in Joseph on August 26,1899. On Sept. 8, 1924 he was married to Helen E. Wedhoff who survives him. He had lived in Wallowa County most of his life and for the past several years was the city Marshal of Joseph. He belonged to the National Peace Officers Association and was a member of both Wash. and Ore. Peace Officers.
     Besides his wife he leaves a son Anah A of Joseph five daughters Betty Mae of Pullman Was. Reita Louise Bittle of Clarkston Wash , Joyce Helen of La Grande Ore, Getta Ann Patterson of Phoenix Ariz, and Sharon Lee Courtney of Enterprise. Two sister Mrs. Earl Smith, Mrs. Velma Clark and a Brother Shelba Jennings of Walport and fifteen grandchildren to mourn his loss.

Joseph Herald

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Charles Edward Jennings

     Died Hon C.E. Jennings at his residence in this city Friday, August 26th at 1:00 a.m. The funeral ceremonies taking place Saturday forenoon at 10:30 from the residence, Rev. T. McK. Polk, of the Presbyterian church here officiating. Those who acted as pall bearers were Hon. F.D. McCully, Hon. Geo. Mack , G.C. Schleur, Rob't Rice of Puyallup, Wash, E.W. Rumble and Robt. C. Mays of Lostine. A large delegation from the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ancient Order of Untied Workmen and the Knights of Pythias attended, all of which orders the deceased was a member. The remains were interred in Prairie Creek cemetery under the auspices of the Elks, their beautiful and impressive service being read by John H. Peare, of LaGrande; Col. F.S. Ivanhoe, also of LaGrande, eulogize in beautiful language upon the deceased brother, after prayer all that was mortal of Chas Edward Jennings was consigned to its last resting place in mother earth. The funeral was largely attended it being one of the largest gatherings of people at a funeral in the history of Joseph.
     Deceased is survived by his wife and four children, two sons and two daughters: he also leaves two sisters to mourn his demise, Lou Jennings, of Greenville, Iowa; Geo W. Jennings of Diagonal, Iowa:; Mrs. Addie Parrish , of Ellensburg Wash, and Mrs. Lou Knapper of Prairie Creek, Charles Edward Jennings was born in Astoria Ill. in 1858. In early manhood he came west and settled in Pendleton, where he formed a partnership with Lou Knapper, after conducting business for two years in the vicinity of Pendleton. Mr. Jennings and his partner transferred their interest from Umatilla co to this valley where they acquired large tracts of land and owned thousands of head of sheep. They continued to so a partnership business up to five or six years ago, when by mutual consent they divided their interests equally, Mr. Jennings was sent to Salem as a representative of the people of Wallowa county, being elected on the republican ticket. Mr. Jennings was largely interested in many of the business interest of Joseph and this portion of Wallowa County, being heavily interested in the F. D. McCully Company and also a member of the city council he was always among the first to take active part in any project toward the improvement of Joseph.

In 1891 Mr. Jennings married Miss Edith Hall, daughter of A.M. Hall of this city, and the union has been blessed with four children Shelby, Gettie, Velma, and Anah all of whom survive the father.

One beautiful trait in Mr. Jennings character which will make his name remembered for years to come was his willingness to help the destitute and administer to the sick, not only by cheering words and kindly acts, but in many cased by financial aid giving with a free and open hand and expecting no return. There are many people in Joseph and vicinity who will always carry a tender spot in their hearts for "Ed" as he was affectionately called.

Aug. 26,1904

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Wilson Jennings

The body of Wilson Jennings who was drowned in Snake river March 4, was discovered the first of this week lodged on a sand bar about four miles below the place where he was drowned. A party started from here Wednesday to take charge of the remains which will be brough here for interment.

The Aurora April 13, 1894

Resolutions of Respect

At a metting of the members of "I" Co. O.N.G. held in Armory Hall March 25, 1894, the following resolutions were adopted.

Whereas, Our Heavenly Father in the unerring wisdom of His Providence, though a mystery to us, has transfered from our Company to His Company triumphant, our comrade, private Wilson Jennings, who was drowned in Snake river March 4, 1894.

Resolved, That we express our heartfelt loss and deep sorrow for his departure. Resolved, That our most sincere sympathy is hereby extended to his brothers and sisters in their sad bereavement. Resolved, That our most sincere sympathy is hereby extended to his brothers and sisters in their sad bereavement. Resolved, That our Armory be suitably draped in mourning for the period of thirty days. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon our minutes and one copy furnished for publication.

Committe: Lieut. G.W. Hamilton, Sgt. C.B. Turner, Corpl. E.W. Rumble

The Aurora March 30, 1894

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