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Wallowa County Obituaries

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Johnny RALLS
Mrs. Martha Jane REAGAN
James L. REED
Mrs. J.A. (McCall) REESE
Mrs. (Minnie Hayes)Harry RICHARDS
Mrs. Henrietta (Graves) RODGERS
Helen Dora ROOP
Arthur Delbert ROSE
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Johnny Ralls

Johnny D. Ralls, son of J. W. and Mary A. Ralls, was born in Knox Co., Missouri, May 1, 1885 and died in Paradise, Oregon, June 7, 1903 at the age of 18 years, 1 month and 6 days. He suffered intensely for about 8 days.

The deceased was a kind, affectionate and obedient son. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in it's bereavement.

The funeral sermon was preached in Paradise school house on June 9th and the remains interred in the Paradise cemetery, the services being conducted by rev. Henry Martin.

A Card of Thanks

We the undersigned, wish to thank the kind friends of Paradise and vicinity for their kindly care and sympathy towards us in the sickness and death of our son, Johnny. Mr. J.W. Ralls, wife and family.

Both articles taken from the Flora Journal June 12, 1903

Mrs. Martha Jane Reagan

Mrs. Martha Jane Reagan, age 76 years, died at her home in Wallowa, Saturday evening. She was buried Monday in the Lower Valley cemetery, Rev. Jasper Bogue officiated. Mrs. Reagan had lived in Wallowa and vicinity for 37 years. In August she fell and hurt herself and was confined to her bed until death.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday November 28, 1918

James L. Reed Dies at Pendleton

James L. Reed, a resident of this county for sixteen years died in the hospital at Pendleton on December 30th after an illness of about one year. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife and sons, William of Promise, Langdon of Elk Mountain and Frank P. Reed who lives with his mother. The daughters are Mrs. May Nedrow of Enterprise, Mrs. Emma Farnsworth of Ashland, Idaho, Mrs. Florence Bates of Enterprise.

Wallowa County Reporter January 9, 1918

Olan Reel

Olan Reel who was suppose to have drowned in the upper Snake river last week, has not been found according to last reports. Parties have been organized to search the river from Pittsburg landing to Lewiston. Mr. Reel is well known in Wallowa county and has been a resident of this county for many years. His mother and brother live in this county.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday August 16, 1917

Mrs. J. A. Reese

Our locality has been saddened by the death of Mrs. J. A. Reese, which occurred Monday, the 16th, at about 2:40 p.m. Mrs. Reese had had a very poor health for a number of years, particularly for the past few months. The morning of the 9th she was perceptably worse and after that time, her death was daily expected until the monster's icy hand was laid on its victim as stated. She had been so great a sufferer, that it is hardly well for us to wish her back, altho she will be greatly missed. Her gentle, refined and kindly ways will long live in the hearts of relatives, friends and neighbors. Having lived in this locality, at least; since young girlhood, her circle of warm friends was very wide. Besides a husband, the deceased leaves a daughter, Zana, a sister, Mrs. G.B. Frazier and two brothers, Eugene and Eddie McCall, all of our locality.

Wallowa County Reporter Enterprise Thursday December 26, 1918

F. S. Rhoades

F.S. Rhoades, age 72 years, died at his apartments in the Litch building last evening. He had made his home with his son since Sept. 1st, 1918.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday March 13, 1919


Blanche Elizabeth Repplinger, 81, died August 13, 1982, at her home Lynnwood, Wash. She was a former resident of Lostine.

Born Oct. 5, 1910, in Union, she was married to Leslie A. Repplinger on Jan. 2, 1930, in enterprise. The couple made their home in Lostine until his death March 21, 1971, when Mrs. Repplinger moved away from Wallowa County.

Survivors include her daughter Marian Jones of Alderwood Manor, Wash.; grandchildren Connie Hunt and Donald Jones and great-grandchildren Kema and Kenny Hunt.

Services were Wednesday in the Enterprise Cemetery with Eugene Cemetery with Eugene Zacharias officiating. Interment followed.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday August 19, 1982

Harry Richards Passes Away

Harry Richards died at his home on Alder Slope from Spanish Influenza. He was 28 years of age and passed away on Friday, Nov. 29. Burial services were held at Alder Slope cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 30. He leaves a wife and two children, his parents Mr. And Mrs. T. Richards of Joseph and four brothers. Two brothers, Charles and George are in the Army in France.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 5, 1918

Mrs. Harry Richards

One of the most tragic happenings the community has known occurred last Friday evening when Mrs. Harry Richards passed away just one week from the death of her husband. Mrs. Richards was taken ill with influenza just a couple of days later than her husband and although she made a brave fight the disease and grief over the husband's death was more than this frail body could endure.

Two little boys, eight and four years of age are left with only the memory of a loving father and mother and a kindly circle of relatives and friends who will do all in their power to comfort and assuage that childish hearts can sense only too heavily.

Minnie Hayes was born Dec. 6th, 1889 and lived the most of her life in this vicinity being the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hayes of Alder Slope. She was united in marriage to Harry Richards in 1908 and died Dec. 6, 1918 at the age of 29 years.

Interment was made in the Alder Slope cemetery Friday afternoon Rev. Cook of Joseph officiating.

Besides the two children, Raymond and Melvn, she leaves the aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Hayes who are at the Imnaha for the winter, three sisters, Mrs. W.P. Hamilton, Mrs. J.K. Lawler, and Mrs. Luther Staumbaugh and three brothers, Omar R. Alfred and Will Hayes all of this vicinity.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 12, 1918

Mrs. Henrietta Rodgers

Mrs. Henrietta Rogers (sic) born October 15, 1854, in Missouri, died December 15th, 1919 in Enterprise, Oregon, aged 65 years and two months.

The deceased was married to Robt. D. Rodgers in 1869 and to this union was born three sons, James W., Chas. J., Edward E., all of whom survive her. A sister Ellen Hubbard and a brother Chas. A. Graves also survive her.

After living in Missouri thirty years, Mrs. Rodgers moved to North Dakota where they resided sixteen years and thence to Oregon and she has resided in Enterprise for thirteen years.

The funeral services where held at the home Tuesday by Rev. Cullison and the interment made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 18, 1919

Helen Dora Roop

Helen Dora, the eleven months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Roop, died at the home Tuesday morning of acute indigestion. She had always been well until a few days before she was stricken.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Bogue from the home and interment made in the Wallowa cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday September 26, 1918

Arthur Rose

Arthur Delbert Rose, 87, died Friday, Sept 30, 1994, at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, La Grande, after an extended illness.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Morrison officiating.

Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rose was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Mabton, Wash., to George and Matilda Rose. When he was a young boy his family moved to Wallowa County. He attended the Swamp Creek School.

He married Isabelle (Belle) Heskett on May 10, 1932. He was an auto mechanic until his retirement, working in Enterprise and Milton-Freewater. She died in 1987.

During World War II he served in the Oregon State Guard. He was an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge fulfilling many offices including district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge.

He was a avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and the mountains of Wallowa County. He found much satisfaction in helping his neighbors and friends.

Survivors include a sister Esther Griggs of Baker City; daughter Arthene Sigsbee of Walla Walla, Wash., grandchildren Melinda Whittemore of La Grande, Terrea Wallace of Roseburg, and Bernie Falconer of Hermiston; and five great-grandchildren. His brother Clarence died in 1976.

3 October 1994, Page 11.

Contributed by Robert C. Bull

Peter Royster

Peter Royster was born Feb. 22, 1837 in Green county, Illinois and died March 6th, 1918 being 81 years and 12 days of age. While still a child his parents moved with him to Iowa. During the civil war he served his country for two years and four months in the 16th Iowa Regiment. On April 6th, 1866 he was united in marriage to May O. Sanford. To them were born three children of whom preceded them to the great beyond. With their two children they moved to Colorado during the early years of their married life. Mr. Royster has given his life to the west and is numbered among its pioneers.

Mrs. Royster preceded her husband three years ago into the realms beyond. Mr. Royster has been an invalid for several years. He rests from his labors and pains. He was ready and anxious to go. Two children, S.R. Royster of Lostine and Mrs. Jno. Leaky of Mikkleson N.D. and twelve grandchildren mourn his going.

Funeral services were held from the Christian church on Friday, March 8th, conducted by Rev. Bogue and interment made in Lostine cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter March 13, 1918

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