Wallowa County Obituaries


Alfred Hagen, of Lostine

Died in France on February 7th, 1918, of pneumonia while in the service of his country as a member of the 162 infantry.

Wallowa County Reporter February 20, 1918

Scott Hallgarth

Scott Hallgarth, one of the North End pioneers, after a short sickness departed this life, Thursday afternoon, September 27, at his home in Lost Prairie, Mr. and Mrs. Richards, son-in-law and daughter of the deceased, came in from the Grande Ronde valley to attend the funeral which took place Friday afternoon.

Services were conducted in the M.E. church by Rev. Lines, after which the remains were interred in the M.E. Cemetery. Mrs. Hallgarth accompanied her daughter home the last of the week and will perhaps make her home in the Grande Ronde valley.

Wallowa County Reporter October 4, 1917

Infant of Charles Halms

The infant child of Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Halms of this city died Saturday and was buried in the Enterprise cemetery Sunday.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday August 30, 1919

Son of William Halsey

The first death in this vicinity caused by Spanish Influenza was the four year old son of William Halsey who lives on upper Prairie Creek. The death occurred Saturday and comes as a hard blow to the parents and friends of the little boy. The funeral was held Sunday.

Wallowa County Reporter
Thursday October 31, 1918


One death has occurred due directly to the disease. The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Halsey of Prairie Creek was taken ill Friday afternoon and died Saturday night, Oct. 26,1918. The membrane in the throat of the little sufferer became loosened by the irritation and coughing of the influeza, and caused the child to suffocate.

(This is part of an article about the Spanish Influenza- Janine)

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 31, 1918

Ralph Hamilton

Tuesday morning the body of Ralph Hamilton arrived from a Florida Camp, he too, dieing from pneumonia following an attack of Spanish Influenza. Ralph left in June with a quota of Wallowa County boys for Benson Polytechnic School, Portland, for special training for the army. He was stationed in the Remount Depot near Jacksonville, Florida.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the Methodist church. The funeral services were conducted by the Knights of Pythias and the members of the state militia from Enterprise. Our boys are going one by one and we realize the price of war all the more as our own are taken. Four Wallowa boys have now died in the service. Ralph was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hamilton of Wallowa.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hamilton went to La Grande Monday to meet the body of their son Ralph.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday October 24, 1918

Rites Today for Albert Hammack

Albert Hammack, of Deer Island, son of Mrs. Zelma Hammack of LaGrande, and the late Floyd W. Hammack, passed away on Monday morning May 22, 1967 in a hospital at St. Helens following an illness of two weeks.

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the Lostine Presbyterian Church and interment will be in the Lostine Cemetery.

Albert was born at Lostine January 28, 1917, and graduated from the Lostine high school. He was a farmer by occupation and had lived at Deer Island for several years. On December 8,1938 he was married at Walla Walla to Marian Edwards of Wallowa who survives him.

Other survivors include four sons, Donald of Lostine and Jim, Chester and Glann, all at Deer Island; his mother Mrs. Zelma Hammack and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Velva) Hofmann, both of LaGrande; three brothers, Lyle, Charles and Ross, all of Portland; and two granddaughters.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday May 25, 1967
Front Page

J.W. Hammack Dies

J.W. Hammack, a resident of Wallowa county for 13 years, died Tuesday, October 15, at his home near Lostine. Asthma, from which he had been a sufferer for many years, was the cause of death.

Mr. Hammack was born in Kentucky in 1883. (1838). He married Miss Sarah Miller in 1856 in Wayne county, Iowa. They came across the plains in 1886 and lived two years in the Willamette valley. Thence they moved to Union county, where they made their home at Summerville until they came to Wallowa county.

The funeral was held at the home last week Wednesday and burial was in Summerville. Rev. W.J. Bohannan conducted the funeral.

Mrs. Hammack and ten children survive Mr. Hammack. The children are John L., James L., D.M., Bert and F.W. Hammack and Mrs. T.R. Cook, Mrs. G.B. Cook, Mrs. P.M. Gaston, Mrs. Bert Caudle and Mrs. Floyd Leonard.

   Enterprise Record Chieftain
   Thursday October 24, 1912
(I have Mr. Hammack as having been born in 1838 - If this is wrong please let me know. - Janine)

Transcribed by Charlotte Carper

Mrs. Ruth (Backelman) Hammond

Ruth Hammond departed this life while at the hospital at Lewiston, Idaho, January 30th, 1920, aged 18 years, 11 months and 2 days. Ruth was the daughter of Tim Gordon (deceased) and Eliza (Gordon) Backelman, a resident of Bartlett, where the daughter was born. She was married to T.B. Hammond on Dec. 30th., 1918, who with the mother and one sister, Mrs. Dale Estes, of Troy remain to mourn her departure.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday February 19, 1920

Mrs. W.T. Harmon

Mrs. W.T. Harmon whose death occured at La Grande on July 29th was born in Missouri in 1864. She was a resident of Enterprise a number of years, moving to La Grande recently. Services were held at the Church of God Tuesday at 2:30 by Rev. Cooper. Interment was made at Alder Slope.

Wallowa County Reporter Wednesday July 31, 1918

David H. Harris

David H. Harris was born in Rockford, Iowa, November 16, 1861, and died at his home in Lostine, Oregon, on June 16, 1928, being at the date of his death 66 years and 7 months of age.

Mr. Harris accompanied his parents across the plains, coming to Oregon in the year 1877. He was united in marriage to Emma Peters October 31, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have made their home in this county ever since.

To this union were born four children all of whom are living; Paul Harris of Jefferson, Oregon; Ethel Manson of Cumberland, Washington; Leonard Harris, and Mildred Harris, both of Lostine.

Two brothers and one sister also survive Mr. Harris; Harvey Harris of Conrad, Montana; and Joe Harris of Jefferson, Oregon, and Mrs. Viola Lent of Canby, Oregon. One sister, Mrs. Ruth McMullen, died some years ago. Ten grandchildren also survive.

David Harris was a quiet man, mixing little in public affairs, but always attending well to his own business, a man well liked by all who knew him. A good father and a well respected citizen gone to his rest.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Page 7  Thursday
June 21, 1928

Dewey L. Harris Murdered In Idaho

A telegram was received Saturday saying that Dewey Harris, a former resident of Enterprise, had been found dead, evidently murdered. It has been learned that he was murdered Friday afternoon by a fellow worker because of jelousy over a woman. The fellow afterwards confessed. Dewey spent 18 months overseas and since returning had taken a job on the ranch, where he was murdered.

He was a son of Marion Harris who left Enterprise a couple of years ago.

Wallowa County Reporter June 24, 1920

Pioneer Rancher Dies in Hospital At La Grande

James F. Haun, prominent Lostine rancher, died in a La Grande hospital Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the age of 88 years.

James Francis Haun was born in Platte county, Missouri, Sept. 22, 1858, his father being Wilson Haun. His mother died when he was but an infant. When eight years old he came with his father to Kansas and in1878 in company with his brother, Jacob, and brother-in-law, William McGlenire, crossed the plains for the Oregon country. On two different occasions the journey was interrupted by lack of food and funds and any available jobs were taken to get necessities to continue. The Haun brothers homesteaded near Lostine.

Mr. Haun's first wife was Ida Hayhurst. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy, the other two being Roy H. and James Ralph. On June 12, 1901, Mr. Haun was again married, his second union being with Mellie Dodd of Auburn, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him; Dr. J.J. D. Haun and Mrs. James S. (Edith) Clark of La Grande.

Mr. Haun was a man of high integrity, thrift and enterprise, and by hard work and good management overcame many hardships to attain success. He worked hard until he was 75 years old with steadfast determination which marked him as one of the true pioneers of Wallowa county.

His eldest son, Roy H. Haun of Lostine, passed away last June.

Surviving are his widow, Mellie D. Haun of Lostine, two sons, Ralph Haun of Lostine and Dr. James J.D. Haun of LaGrande, one daughter, Mrs. James S. Clark of LaGrande; and by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at Enterprise at 10 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) morning with interment in the Lostine cemetery.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Front Page - Thursday
November 7, 1946

Mrs. Ludwig Haun

Mrs. Ludwig Haun died on Tuesday evening of last week at the family home in O.K. Gulch very suddenly. She had been in her usual health and had prepared the evening meal as usual and was in the yard when stricken and died at 11:30. She was 46 years of age and leaves a husband and eight children, five boys and three girls. The remains were taken Friday to Walla Walla for interment, accompanied by members of her family.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday October 24, 1918



Mrs. Ludwig Hahn died suddenly on Tuesday night, October 15, 1918, at the family home, near O.K. gulch. Two of the boys had been out for wood during the day and returned with such a large load that they called their mother into the yard to see it. After she had stepped out of the house, she collapsed and became unconscious, never recovering until the end came an hour before midnight.

The body was brought to the undertaking rooms in town yesterday and will be taken tomorrow to Walla Walla the former home of the family, for burial. Mrs. Hahn was born in Germany Sept. 27, 1873, and was survived by her husband and a family, the youngest child being four years old.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 17, 1918

Frank Heller

R. Heller who has been visiting relatives in Enterprise, received the sad news of the death of his son, Frank Heller at Vancouver, Wash., Saturday. He was an electrician and fell from a pole. Enterprise relatives are Mrs. Sarah Todd, Charles Heller and George Cannon.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday October 10, 1918


Son Killed At Shipyard

R. Heller returned on Sunday from Portland, where he had been called by the death of his son, Frank Heller, who was killed while working as an electrician in a Portland shipyard. The son, who never had lived in Enterprise, was 33 years old and had a wife and child. He was working on a platform 50 feet from the ground when a new belt parted at the cemented join, and struck him, hurling him to the earth. He died half an hour later.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, November 7, 1918

Prof. W.A. Henry Dies Suddenly

Prof. W.A. Henry passed away Friday evening, April 25th, 1919 from a sudden attack of heart disease. He was apparently as well as ever when last seen before going home but about 10:30 p.m. while Miss Maude Horn was passing his place she heard groaning and stepped to the window and asked the Professor if he was ill and he replied that he was very sick. Help was summoned as quickly as possible but before medical assistance could reach him he had expired.

Wm. A. Henry was born in Virginia, June 16, 1851 and died Friday evening, April 25th, 1919. He leaves three sisters to mourn his death. One sister, Miss Isabel Henry of Las Vegas, New Mexico, who arrived Wednesday, will accompany the body to Las Vegas, New Mexico for burial. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.

The Professor had conducted a studio of music in Enterprise during the past eight years and had a nice business and was well liked. His many friends and his numerous pupils will miss his genial personality.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday May 1, 1919

John Hepburn

The last sacred rites were held over the remains of John Hepburn last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hepburn was one of Joseph's most respected citizens and his death is a sad loss to all of his friends. John Hepburn was born at Leavenworth, Kansas in 1872 and died in Joseph June 7th, 1918 at the age of 45 years and eleven days. He came to Wallowa county in 1879, accompanied by his parents. He leaves four brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. One of these brothers is residing in Washougal, Wash. and one sister in Kansas City while the other brothers live in Joseph.

Wallowa County Reporter Wednesday June 12, 1918

Henry Herzog Dies
After Long Illness

Henry B. Herzog passed away at the St. Joseph hospital, La Grande, Sunday, March 9, 1941. He had suffered from cancer for months and was taken to the hospital for care. An operation was performed last Tuesday but nothing could restore him to health. His wife and children all were with him during his last hours at the hospital.

Funeral services were held yesterday at St. Mary's Catholic church with Father R.E. Kenendy officiating. Pall bearers were Louis Audet, Henry Perren, Fred McFetridge, W.H. Kirkman, Punch Foster and Adolph Nuxoll.

Mr. Herzog was born Sept. 26, 1870, in Stearns county, Minnesota. His mother died when he was four years old. He came west when 18 years old and lived at Genesee, Idaho, and later took up a homestead on what had been the Nezperce reservation. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Helm, Feb. 1, 1909, and they had a dairy farm in eastern Washington and then came to Wallowa county in 1915. they bought a farm on Prairie creek four years ago.

Surviving are the widow and seven children; Vernon Herzog of Enterprise, Walter Herzog of Wallowa, Mrs. Hilda Nouguier of Cheney, Wash., Mrs. Josephine Neilson of Seattle, Mrs. Wayne McFetridge of Enterprise, Lawrence Herzog who lives at home and Evelyne Herzog who is taking nurse's training at Lewiston. There are two brothers, Barney and Joe Herzog of Ferdinand, Idaho, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Anthorp of Cottonwood, Idaho. Mr. Herzog was a quiet, industrious man and a good citizen.

Card of Thanks

To the many friends and neighbors who are very kind and helpful during the last illness and after the passing of husband and father, we wish to express our sincere thanks - Mrs. H.B. Herzog and family.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday March 13, 1941

Rex Hillman Killed By Fall From Horse

Rex Hillman, son of Ford Hillman of the Chesnimnus country, fell from a horse Sunday while roping a cow and received injuries that resulted in his death on Monday morning. The young man was about twenty years old and his head and lungs were crushed in the fall. He was immediately brought to the Enterprise hospital but he was beyond medical aid.

Wallowa County Reporter August 30, 1917

Mrs. Hirsh's Death

Mrs. Naome Hirsh passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.E. Clawson, with whom she had made her home for the past three years. Mrs. Hirsh has been an invalid for years and Sunday morning, October 10th, suffered a paralytic stroke which foretold the close of her sixty-eight years of life. She lived at Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a daughter previous to coming to Wallowa county. Sha also has a son living at Wabash, Indiana, and a daughter at Fargo, N.D. The body was sent to Wabash for interment, Wednesday, accompanied by A.E. Clawson.

Wallowa County Reporter October 14, 1920

Lelah Hockett

Lelah Hockett, 78, passed away in her apartment in Portland on November 7, 1981. She was the widow of the late Dr. A. J. Hockett, who practiced medicine in Wallowa years ago.

Mrs. Hockett was born in Wallowa County on May 4, 1903, the daughter of William and Cora (Evans) Childers. She had one daughter, Sally Hockett Arney, who passed away February 13, 1981.

She is survived by three grandsons: Paul Beaudoin of San Carlos, Calif.; Steven Beaudoin, Portland; and Wade (Corky) Johnson of Prineville; a half-brother, William Childers of Fairbanks, Alaska and many cousins.

At her request, there was no service. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday November 19, 1981
Page 16

Submitted by: Tom Childers


William Henry Hodge, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1993, at Elzora Manor Care Center in Milton-Freewater.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 30, 10:30 a.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater. Interment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery, Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Hodge was born Aug. 11, 1906, in Enterprise, the son of Steve and Barbara (Hammock) Hodge.

He attended school in Joseph. He worked as a logger/tree faller, a sheepherder and on cattle and grain farms.

On June 30, 1929, he married Nellie Cooper. They lived in Enterprise until 1939 when they moved to the Milton-Freewater area where he worked as a logger/woodcutter. Later he worked in maintenance at the Milton-Freewater Senior Center and at a nursery.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, picking mushrooms, pine cones, huckleberries, camping, family outings and family reunions.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie; four sons, Wayne Hodge of Waitsburg, Wash., Larry Hodge of Milton-Freewater, Duaine Hodge of Umatilla, and Lealand Hodge of Nez Perce, Idaho, four daughters, Betty Radke-Dye of Eugene, Ida Bennette, Goldendale, Wash., Fay Pansch, The Dalles, and Deloris Knapp of Fortuna, Calif.; brother, Evin Hodge of Portland; sisters, Nan Dressler of Tualatin, Lillie Trump of Wallowa and LaVisa Grey of Enterprise; 39 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday December 30, 1993
Page 2

George Holbrook

Tom Adams, well-known in this county, shot and killed George Holbrook at Homestead on Wednesday of last week. adams was living with Holbrook's wife in a tent on a mining claim in the eastern part of the county and went to Homestead with the woman after two children who were in the possession of the father. A fight followed and Adams killed Holbrook. Adams and Mrs. Holbrook are now in jail at Baker. District Attorney Fairchild and Sheriff Rinehart went over to the Imnaha and brought back five children they found in the tent. A part of the children are now with their grandfather at Joseph.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 19, 1918

George H. Holmes

George H. Holmes was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1855.

In early childhood he crossed the plains with his parents to Bannock City, Montana. Later the family came to Walla Walla and in 1868 they located at Cove, which was his home until early manhood.

Mr. Holmes was one of the earliest settlers of Wallowa County, residing here at a time when there were only thirteen families in the county. While still a young man, Mr. Holmes proved up on a homestead on Crow Creek, the same homestead being farmed by himself the summer previous to his death.

At the time of the establishment of the Wallowa National Bank in 1889 he was associated with his brother in the bank.

In 1891 he was united in marriage to Susie A. Zurcher and to this union were born four children, John L., Jean, Ruth and Charles. Besides the wife and children he is survived by three brothers, W.R. Holmes of Enterprise, T.J. Holmes of La Grande, E.A. Holmes of Portland, and one sister, Mrs. Adelaide McKennon of Clarksville, Arkansas.

In 1892, on his fathers death the family moved to Cove, Oregon where he had charge of his fathers estate for a number of years.

Returning to Enterprise in 1915 the family made their home in the city during the winter and on the ranch on Crow Creek in the summer time.

He was a member of the Episcopal church, the Masonic order at Cove, Royal Arch at Union, and the Eastern Star order of Enterprise.

He died at his residence in the city Friday, Oct. 3, 1919 of an ailment from which he has suffered for ten years.

The funeral was held at the family residence Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cullison in charge. Interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday October 9, 1919

Edith Holst

Edith Estella Holst, 79yrs of age and a pioneer resident of Joseph passed away at Joseph on March 23, 1954. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hall and was born in White Pine Co, Nevada May 17, 1874.

In 1884 the family came to Oregon settled at Dry Salmon in Wallowa Co. They lived there for two years before moving to Joseph. On February 9 1893 she was married to Chas. E. Jennings. Four children were born, Shelba E, Getta E. ,Velma M., and Anah R. Jennings. Mr. Jennings passed away Aug 26, 1904. She built and operated the Jennings Hotel from 1909 to 1926 when she retired.

She married George Holst in 1909 and he died in 1923. She made her home in Joseph until the time of her death. She was and active member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge No. 121 for over 50 years.

Other survivors besides her children are eleven grandchildren. One sister Mabel Engelhorn of Los Molines, Calif. Services were held at the Booth-Bollman Chapel in Enterprise and burial was at the Prairie Creek Cemetery.

Joseph Herald

Donated by Julie Botts

Earl Hovis

Former Wallowa County resident, Earl Hovis, of North Bend, died Feb. 1, 1992, at St. Katherine's Nursing Home in Coos Bay.

At his request, no public services were held. Interment will be in Wallowa County at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cool Bay Chapel.

Mr. Hovis was born July 12, 1902, in Wayne County, Mo., the son of Robert E. and Minnie Hovis. He came to Wallowa County as a young person and attended gwynn School, located between Lostine and Enterprise.

On June 26, 1924, he married Vivian Emmons at Enterprise. They ranched and farmed in the Prairie Creek area for a number of years.

Earl became known as an expert in handling horses. For several years he drove the six horse teamon the covered wagon in the Chief Joseph Days pageant and was often driver of the stage coach in the Chief Joseph Days parade.

Later the Hovises moved to Joseph where Earl was a log scaler for Boise Cascade until his retirement 22 years ago when he and Vivian moved to Coos Bay.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of North Bend; sons, Ivan Hovis of Portland and Robert Hovis of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend; sister, Ruth Haggerty of Portland; and grandchildren, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend and Lois Kaping of Eureka, Calif.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 276, North Bend, OR 97459

Wallowa County Chieftain
Page 2 - Thursday
February 27, 1992

Leonard T. Howerton

Leonard T. Howerton died at the Enterprise hospital the forepart of the week. He was nineteen years of age at the time of his death and had been working on the Flora highway until about a week ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday of this week and interment made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday August 21, 1919

Mrs. Sarah HUFF

Mrs. Sarah Huff, of Crow Creek, was buried in Prairie Creek cemetery last Sunday afternoon. Rev. Cook of Joseph officiating. Mrs. Huff was 92 years of age and was Mr. Church Dorrance's grandmother.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday November 22, 1917

Cookie Hulburd
Services Held

Memorial services for Florence Hulburd were held Saturday, September 13, 1975 at the United Methodist Church in Madras. "Cookie", as she was affectionately known, passed away after a prolonged illness at the Mountain View Hospital in Madras. Florence Auzetta Wart was born September 20, 1907 in Baker, Oregon to Louis and Florence Wart.

As a youngster she moved with her family to Enterprise where she attended all of her school years, graduating from Enterprise High School in 1927. She married Lee Hulburd September 29, 1928 in Enterprise. They farmed in this area until moving to Madras in 1949.

Mrs. Huburd was employed for many years by Jefferson County, first in the assessor's office, then served as the first secretary to the county court. She worked for three county judges during this time, until her retirement at the age of 55.

Loving survivors include her husband, Lee, of Madras; three daughters, Mae Stein of Portland, Phyllis Kollen and Jean Green of Madras; eight grandchildren; John Stein and Donna Kollen of Portland, Aleta Melville of Enterprise, Jim and Norma Kollen, Mike, Tom and Patti Green, all of Madras, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, W.L. Wart of San Diego and William J. Wart of Athena; and a host of friends.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Jefferson County Republican Women, Thea Rho Advisor, a long-time active member of the United Methodist Church, Charter member of the United Methodist women; Alder Slope, Wallowa and Liberty Granges; a 15-year 4-H club leader in Wallowa County, and member of the Hospital Auxiliary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. View Hospital Auxiliary or the Heart Fund.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday September 18, 1975


The sudden illness and death of Grandma Hulse was a shock to the whole community, as she was one of the dearest and kindest mothers and friends. She was loved by everyone, being one of the north end pioneers, having lived here most of time since 1898. The family left the north end once and went to southern Oregon where they stayed only a short time. Mr. Hulse died the winter of 1911 and since that time Grandma had made her home with her only daughter, Mr. Ida Moore, north of Flora, only visiting with the other children a short period at a time. Only her son, Eddie and her daughter, Mrs. Moore were with her during her last illness as her son Minor had left a few days before she was taken sick, for a mining camp in California. There was no way for them to get word to him. Her son Lon left on Sunday for the upper Salmon river to trap this winter. Messengers were sent at once to find him, but no clew was found of him or any camping place. Harry Hafer of the upper Eden country, rode over that part of the country two days and Charlie Davis and others of Troy rode the Salmon country over two days, but no word was found of Mr. Hulse, so this sad parting will be a great shock to the two sons when they learn of their mother's death.

Mrs. Ida Moore, Eddie Hulse and the two daughters-in-law, Mrs. May Hulse and Mrs. Pearl Hulse, wish to express their sincere thanks to those who worked so hard and faithfully to find Lon Hulse during his mother's sickness.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, November 26, 1925
Page Ten

Homicide and Suicide

Enterprise, Oregon, May 15. - A startling and deplorable tragedy was enacted about nine o'clock last night on Whiskey Creek, 11 miles north of Enterprise. Mrs. Elliott, wife of T.R. Elliott, shot and killed Rev. J.A. Hunter, a resident of that neighborhood and while on her way home after committing the deed, Mrs. Elliott took her own life. Trouble grew out of a dispute over the settlement of a threshing bill in which a son of Mr. Hunter and the Elliots were principally interested. The difficulty began last fall and assumed the form of a neighborhood feud in which the residents of the vicinity took part.

Mr. Hunter was a well known resident of Wallowa, and was one time representative for the county. He was formerly a minister of the Methodist church, but a few years ago severed his ministerial relations with the church. He leaves a wife who is quite advanced in age and in poor health. He has four grown sons, all of whom are residents of Wallowa.

The Elliot family have resided in Wallowa a number of years. Mr. Elliott, being extensively engaged in the saw-mill business.

Cove Ledger Thursday May 18, 1899

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