The grave marker for Ada L. Scruggs, who died unexpectedly at age 41 in 1926. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 30, 1926, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 3.

Mrs. Scruggs Dies in Portland — Corvallis and Benton county friends of Mrs. W.L. Scruggs will regret news of her sudden death this morning at the family home in Portland. Mrs. Scruggs had suffered from heart trouble and had been ill since the early holiday season, but recently had appeared in better health and was believed to be recovering. The end came suddenly this morning and was a shock to the relatives and friends. Mrs. Scruggs was Miss Ada Bareinger and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bareinger, residents of the Oakridge community a number of years. She grew to womanhood on the old home place where the brother, Clarence Bareinger, now makes his home. Mr. Scruggs is a conductor on the Southern Pacific and for a time was on the run to Corvallis. The husband and two daughters, Elizabeth and Helen Scruggs, survive. Clarence Bareinger is an only brother, and there is one sister, Mrs. Jordan Purvine of Portland. The funeral party will leave Portland at 8 o’clock Monday morning for Corvallis and interment is to be made in Mt. Union cemetery some time Monday afternoon. It is probable a service may be held in Corvallis, although final arrangements could not be learned here.

Published as it appeared on Feb. 1, 1926, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 3.

Body Brought to Corvallis — The remains of the late Mrs. W.L. Scruggs were brought to Corvallis this morning, arriving on the 11:20 train, and the body was taken at once to Newton cemetery where interment was made following a short committal service at the grave. Mr. Scruggs and the two daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Helen Scruggs, were in the funeral party that came to Corvallis from Portland. Mrs. Scruggs was formerly a resident of Benton county and the remains were laid to rest beside the graves of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bareinger, once prominent residents of the Oakridge community.