Historical obituaries of individuals buried at Mount Union Cemetery in Philomath

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Mount Union Stories: Frederick L. Adams (1871-1895)

Published as it appeared on July 8, 1895, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 5. WITHOUT WARNING Fred Adams, Struck by a Bridge Timber, and His Life Crushed Out. A sudden and violent death, a reminder that it is but a step from the prime of life to the charbel house, is the fate…

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Mount Union Stories: William D. Armstrong (1838-1903)

Published as it appeared on April 29, 1903, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 3. MAD BULL KILLED HIM.Attacked Without Warning and Fought Long—William Armstrong. With collar bone broken, several ribs crushed that their broken ends rested in his lungs, and with many other injuries about the chest and head, William Armstrong, a well…

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Mount Union Stories: Robert O. Arpke (1888-1915)

Published as it appeared on June 21, 1915, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 2. ROBERT O. ARPKELAID TO REST A universal wave of sorrow swept Corvallis Sunday morning when the news spread that Robert O. Arpke had passed away at the Corvallis hospital shortly after nine o’clock the evening before. Stricken with…

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Mount Union Stories: Eva B. Becker (1843-1917)

Published as it appeared on June 12, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 8, Column 3. Philomath WomanDied This Morning Mrs. Eva Barbara Becker, wife of J.G. Becker, of Philomath, died at four o’clock this morning at the family home at that place. She had been feeble for several years and her death came as…

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Mount Union Stories: Jacob L. Berry (1838-1885)

The following biographical information was published online at Camp22.org, the website for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Jacob Landis Berry Co. B, 98th Illinois Infantry (Wilder’s Lightning Brigade) Co. B, 61st Illinois Infantry Jacob Landis Berry was born in January 1838 at Olney, Richland Co., Ohio to Jacob William Berry and…

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Mount Union Stories: Cecile Bethers (1891-1902)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 24, 1902, in the Corvallis Times, Page 4, Column 4. Editor’s note: The following news story from 1902 uses the term “deaf and dumb,” an archaic term that today is considered to be offensive. The funeral of Cecile Bethers occurred at Philomath last Sunday. She was the daughter of…

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Mount Union Stories: William Bohannon (1831-1901)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 5, 1901 in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 2. AN INDIAN WAR VETERAN. His Funeral—Six Comrades Were HisPall Bearers—W.E. Bohannon. Borne to the grave by six comrades of Indian campaigns in which he took part, the remains of William E. Bohannon were laid away in their last resting…

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Mount Union Stories: Mary O. Brownson (1826-1901)

Published as it appeared on April 5, 1901, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 6. IN THE GRAVE.Death and Burial of Mrs. Mary Bronson (Brownson), a Pioneer of Fifty-Five. The mortal remains of Mrs. Mary Bronson (Brownson) passed through Corvallis Saturday, en route to the churchyard. Death occurred at the home of her daughter,…

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Mount Union Stories: Matilda E. Cain (1872-1922)

Published as it appeared on June 6, 1922, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 7. TWO DEATHS HEREIN RECENT DAYS———Mrs. Cain Died Last Night andMr. Daniels Buried OnSunday Just Past——— Mrs. Matilda E. Cain, widow of the late H.E. Cain, died at 6:40 last evening at the home of her mother, Mrs. M.E. Gurwell,…

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Mount Union Stories: Boyd Canady (1835-1910)

Published as it appeared on July 25, 1910, in the Daily Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 3. Boyd Kennedy, an aged resident of Philomath, died yesterday at the family home. The funeral service will be held at the United Brethren church in Philomath tomorrow afternoon at half past two o’clock, Rev. Ware officiating, the interment to…

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Mount Union Stories: Ralph O. Caves (1883-1922)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 11, 1922 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 2. RALPH CAVES DIESAFTER FIVE YEARS— — —Graduate of O.A.C., Pastor atFlorence, Married CorvallisGirl, Who Survives Him— — — Following an illness extending over the past five years and resulting from diabetes and complicated trouble, Ralph O. Caves passed away…

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Mount Union Stories: Oregon Clark (1859-1918)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 9, 1918 in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 5. Philomath Matron Dies—Mrs. Oregon Clark, wife of F.P. Clark, the well known Philomath merchant, passed away at the family home in Philomath at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, her death resulting from heart failure and complicated trouble. Mrs. Clark came…

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Mount Union Stories: Albert M. Cook (1849-1911)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 6, 1911, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 4. A.M. COOK DEAD The remains of A.M. Cook were laid to rest yesterday, following a service at the home midway between Corvallis and Philomath. Mr. Cook died suddenly of apoplexy, being stricken on Thursday and passing away at 4…

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Mount Union Stories: Francis Marion Cooper (1855-1891)

Published as it appeared on April 17, 1891, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 2. DIED. COOPER—At his home near this city, April 13, 1891, Marion Cooper, aged 35 years, 4 months and 6 days. Mr. Cooper was born in King’s valley, Benton county, and was one of a number of worthy sons of…

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Mount Union Stories: James Cooper (1824-1891)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 27, 1891 in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 7. A Good Man and Citizen Gone DIED—At his residence, two and one-half miles west of this city, November 20th, Mr. James Cooper, at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 18 days. Mr. Cooper was a Virginian by…

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Mount Union Stories: Frank A. Dann (1861-1919)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 14, 1919, in the Weekly Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 4. Bright’s DiseaseTakes F.A. Dann F.A. Dann, resident of Corvallis and Philomath a number of years, died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the family home on north Third street. He had been ailing two years or more from…

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Mount Union Stories: Caleb Davis (1826-1913)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 15, 1913, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Page 1, Column 1. CALEB DAVIS,PIONEER, ISCALLED———Respected Citizen ofBenton Since the60’s – Funeral To-Morrow——— Failing the past year or two, and rapidly the past two or three weeks, Caleb Davis Sr., respected citizen and pioneer, passed away at his home in this…

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Mount Union Stories: Eliza J. Davis (1836-1893)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 2, 1893, in the Corvallis Times, Page 5, Column 4. In Memoriam. The funeral of Mrs. Caleb Davis, which occurred at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, was an event long to be remembered by all who were present. The church, decorated beautifully by the Ladies Aid Society, of which…

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Historical Obituary: Joseph Davis (1852-1923)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 20, 1923, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 4, Columns 4-5. Dies at Corvallis Hospital Joseph Davis, resident of Philomath since the family came to this vicinity 13 years ago, died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at Corvallis General Hospital where he was brought for medical attention a short time…

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Mount Union Stories: Mont L. Davis (1906-1916)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 27, 1916 in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 1. BOY KILLED AT MADRASSENT HERE FOR BURIAL 10 Year Old Son of J.L. Davis Victim Of Accidental Discharge of Gun. ——— Monte Lowell Davis, the 10 year old son of J.L. Davis, formerly of this county, was killed…

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Mount Union Stories: Ezra L. Dixon (1851-1913)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 14, 1913, in the Weekly Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 6, Column 3. The body of E.L. Dixon, who was killed at Amity last week by the kick of a horse, will be brought to the Bovee undertaking parlors tomorrow and buried at Newton cemetery on Wednesday, Dr. J.C. Rollins officiating.…

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Mount Union Stories: Nathaniel Dixon (1828-1906)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 26, 1906, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 4. DIED TODAY. Nathaniel Dixon. Father of Ezra and Sam Dixon—Native of Maryland. Nathaniel Dixon, the aged father of Sam C. Dixon and Ezra Dixon, died at the Dixon dairy near town at 3:15 this morning. If he had survived…

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Mount Union Stories: Ethel Fletcher (1885-1909)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 22, 1909, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 5, Column 4. Mrs. Ethel Fletcher The body of Mrs. Ethel Fletcher, who died in Los Angeles, Craig., Friday, January 15, of pneumonia, arrived here Wednesday and was received at the undertaking parlors of Henkle & Blackledge, being taken from there Thursday…

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Historical Obituary: Jacob H. Fridley (1830-1875)

Published as it appeared on June 4, 1875, in the Weekly Corvallis Gazette, Page 2, Column 4. OBITUARY Died—At his residence near Corvallis, Ogn. Jan. 3rd 1875, Jacob H. Fridley, aged 44 years. He was born in Crawford Co., Pa., emigrated to Ill. In 1851–to Oregon, in 1853, was united in marriage with Miss Elvira…

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Mount Union Stories: Joel F. Friend (1848-1921)

Published as it appeared on April 1, 1921, in the (Corvallis) Daily Gazette-Times, Page 5, Column 3. Dies at Corvallis Mr. Joel Friend of Philomath passed away Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at the Corvallis hospital, death following a serious operation last Thursday evening. For a time he rallied and friends hoped for a speedy recovery,…

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Historical Obituary: Reuben Gant (1818-1916)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 12, 1916, in the Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington, Page E3, Columns 3-4. The Passing of the Pioneers PHILOMATH, Ore. — Reuben Gant, Oregon pioneer and long a resident of this city, died at his home in Philomath, December 6. Mr. Gant would have been 99 years old next May. Until…

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Mount Union Stories: Merle Richard Gates (1916-1923)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 9, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 4. Seven-Year-Old Boy Dies—Merle Richard Gates, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gates of the Beaver Creek neighborhood, died this morning at the Corvallis General Hospital where he was brought recently for medical attention. The funeral service will be…

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Mount Union Stories: Peter Gellatly (1840-1917)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 30, 1917, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 3, Column 4. Here for Funeral—Mr. And Mrs. Perry Holderman, who moved to Portland only about two weeks ago, and Miss Frances Gellatly, who has been employed at the state house in Salem for several years, arrived here recently to be…

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Mount Union Stories: Alfred Gray (1842-1923)

Published as it appeared on March 17, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 2. Mr. Gray Critically Ill—Alfred Gray, pioneer resident of Philomath, is critically ill at his home in that vicinity. His son, L.F. Gray, of Corvallis, and a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Hadley, of Albany, have been called to the bedside. Mr.…

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Mount Union Stories: Joseph M. Gray (1838-1917)

Published as it appeared on July 3, 1917, in the Oregon Daily Journal (Portland), Page 8, Column 3. Pioneer of Benton Dies at Corvallis Corvallis, Or., July 3.—Joseph M. Gray, for 48 years a resident of Benton county, died Sunday night at his home in the Beaver Creek district. He was 75 years old, and…

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Mount Union Stories: Benjamin T. Harris (1854-1891)

Published as it appeared on March 2, 1891, in the Evening Capital Journal, Salem, Page 5, Column 3. DIED. HARRIS.—Benjamin T. Harris, aged 37 years, at Philomath, Or., March 1, 1891, after an illness of one month, from spinal injury. Deceased was the oldest son of Mr. Wm. Harris of Salem, who was first informed…

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Mount Union Stories: William H. Hartless (1854-1904)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 27, 1904, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 4. Buried in Benton The Home of his Boyhood — W.H. Hartless — The Funeral Monday In burial robes and a casket W.H. Hartless came back to his old home in Benton, Monday, and a new mound in Newton cemetery…

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Mount Union Stories: Vashti Hawkins (1849-1903

Published as it appeared on July 21, 1903, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 2. Mrs. J.A. Hawkins died at her home in Philomath, July 14th, at the age of 47 years, after an illness of five months with cancer. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.R. Parker, in the M.E. church at Philomath,…

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Mount Union Stories: Isabella Henkle (1856-1873)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 25, 1873, in the Benton Democrat, Page 2, Column 5. DIED Near Philomath, January 20th, 1873, after a lingering illness of nearly two years, Miss Bell Henkle, daughter of Zebadiah and Mary I. Henkle, aged 16 years, 1 month and 16 days. Iowa papers please copy. Deceased was born…

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Mount Union Stories: Harriet Hill (1839-1906)

IN THE GRAVE.— — —Mrs. Harriet Hill of Philomath — Bur-ied in Newton Cemetery Today. Mrs. Harriet Hill, wife of W.W. Hill, of the firm Hill & Son, merchants at Philomath, died at the family residence Sunday afternoon. The funeral took place from the Methodist church at Philomath, at 10:30 o’clock this forenoon, Rev. Feese of Corvallis…

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Mount Union Stories: Alfred O. Jones (1894-1909)

The following story appeared in the Jan. 5, 1909, edition of the Corvallis Times, Page 1, Column 1, and appears here as published. Injured Boy DiesAlfred Jones, a PhilomathBoy, the Victim Alfred Jones, fourteen-year-old son of Lee Jones of Philomath, died rather suddenly Monday morning, the result of a gun shot wound received on Saturday,…

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Mount Union Stories: Thomas Knotts (1853-1867)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 21, 1867 in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 1. FATAL ACCIDENT. — On the 17th inst., Thomas Knotts, aged 15 years, stepson of Mr. John Keesee, who lives about three miles north of this place, came to his death on the 17th inst., by the accidental discharge of…

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Mount Union Stories: William Kriens (1864-1897)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 24, 1897, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4. INTO THE RIVER Another Benton County man Dies in a Drowning Accident. William Kriens, a son of K. Kriens and a son-in-law of A. Coverstein, both residing in the vicinity of Philomath, died in a drowning accident at Salem…

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Mount Union Stories: Loren L. Lewis (1913-1924)

Published as it appeared on April 26, 1924, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 4. Blood Poisoning Causes Death—Loren L. Lewis, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Lewis, died last night at the Corvallis General Hospital, from blood poisoning that developed about two weeks ago. The lad had not been well for a…

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Mount Union Stories: Louisia Lewis (1840-1907)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 8, 1907, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 5. AUNT LOU LEWIS.— — —Was Buried To-Day. Al-though Blind,She Saw the Better Side of Life. After an illness of several days from pneumonia, Miss Lou Lewis passed away at the home of her sister. Mrs. Fannie Davis, at Philomath, Monday night,…

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Mount Union Stories: Andrew Jackson Linebarger (1829-1861)

One of the earliest burials at Mount Union Cemetery following its establishment in 1861 was that of Andrew Jackson Linebarger. Part of a family that moved to Oregon Territory in 1843, Mr. Linebarger died in his early 30s on June 10, 1861, according to the gravesite database, “Find A Grave.” A published obituary for Mr.…

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Historical Obituary: Ida Mae Linsey (1862-1919)

Published Dec. 3, 1919 in the Morning Oregonian (Portland), Page 17, Column 1. MRS. I.M. LINSEY DIES — — — Philomath Woman Succumbs WhilePreparing To Attend Church PHILOMATH, Or., Dec. 2. — Special.) — Mrs. Ida Mae Linsey (née Smith), wife of Rev. John M. Linsey, died here suddenly last night while preparing to attend…

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Mount Union Stories: David Walker Mael (1843-1910)

Published as it appeared on March 4, 1910, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 6. PHILOMATH MANPASSES AWAY ——— D.W. Mael, an aged and very highly respected citizen of Philomath, died Thursday after a long illness of cancer of the stomach. The funeral was held today, the burial being made in Newton cemetery,…

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Mount Union Stories: William H. Morgan (1849-1913)

Published as it appeared on June 5, 1913, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 3. Died—William Henry Morgan on Wednesday, June 4th, at Philomath, aged 65 years, of paralysis. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 at the U.B. church at Philomath. Interment was made in Newton cemetery. Published as it appeared…

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Mount Union Stories: Gershom Nash (1853-1916)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 5, 1916, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 3, Column 5. Gershon N. Nash (Gershom H. Nash) died at 12:30 this morning at his home on the Watters tract, in the Plymouth neighborhood, his death resulting from heart failure. Mr. Nash was born May 14, 1853, and was 63…

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Mount Union Stories: Abiathar V. Newton (1806-1892)

In a departure from past Mount Union Stories, a historical obituary for the subject of this week’s profile could not be immediately discovered. But a picture of Abiathar V. Newton’s life could be pieced together based on various historical accounts. One of the most informational accounts involves an article written by Emery J. Newton published…

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Historical Obituary: Carrie Newton (1871-1901)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 25, 1901, in the Weekly Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 3, Column 5. In the Grave Death and Burial of Mrs. Walter Newton — The Latter Occurred Monday The funeral of Mrs. Walter Newton occurred from the Methodist church in Philomath Monday. The interment was in the Newton cemetery. Mrs. Newton…

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Mount Union Stories: Mary A. Newth (1857-1901)

Published as it appeared on April 17, 1901, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4. IN THE GRAVE. Death and Burial of Mrs. Newth, Wife of Dr. Newth, of Philomath. Mrs. Mabel A. Newth died at her home in Philomath on Monday, April 8th, aged 43 years. Mabel A. Woodward was born in Iowa…

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Mount Union Stories: Isaac H. Newton (1832-1874)

In this week’s installment, read about 42-year-old Isaac H. Newton, who died in 1874. Physicians found a 9-pound tumor in the area of his left kidney and they believed that it was the result of an injury sustained 15 years earlier when he was thrown from a horse.

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Mount Union Stories: Lydia Newton (1821-1898)

Published as it appeared on April 8, 1898, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 4. Died. Lydia P. Newton, born in Waldo county, Maine, aged 75 years, 7 months and 4 days; united in marriage with Solomon Dodge, who was drowned in Shoalwater bay in 1863. On April 2, 1871, she was united in…

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Mount Union Stories: Janie Newton-Brown (1874-1907) and Infant Son (1907)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 5, 1907 in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 1. DIED TO-DAY ——— Mrs. Janie Newton-Brown, at the Gamaliel Newton Home. At the Gamaliel Newton home this forenoon, occurred the death of Mrs. Janie Newton-Brown of Oaksdale, Washington. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton, was a…

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Mount Union Stories: Frances Peterson (1853-1894)

Published as it appeared on Nov. 15, 1894 in the Weekly Herald-Disseminator (Albany), Page 5, Column 4. Death of Mrs. Peterson. Mrs. Frances Peterson, wife of Frank Peterson, died at the family home in the Peterson block last evening at 4:35 of heart disease. The deceased was a native of Benton county and was aged…

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Mount Union Stories: Gilbert W “Gil” Quivey (1837-1897)

Published as it appeared on March 24, 1897, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4. Death of G.W. Quivey. The mortal remains of G.W. Quivey were laid to rest in the Newton cemetery Sunday. The paralytic stroke sustained by Mr. Quivey on Monday of last week, ended in his death at one o’clock Saturday…

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Mount Union Stories: Ernest E. Rhode (1875-1915)

Published as it appeared on March 26, 1915, in the Weekly Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 6, Column 4. Ernest E. Rhode, of Philomath, died at his home near that place yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Rhode was born in Kansas and was a farmer. He was aged 41 years, 5 months and 21 days, and…

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Mount Union Stories: Nye Scott (1874-1917)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 24, 1917, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 4. Man Killed Deer Hunting — — — Nye Scott of Philomath Accidentally Discharges Gun Into Body — — — Nye Scott of Philomath accidentally shot and killed himself this morning while hunting deer. Together with Tonnis Lake he…

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Mount Union Stories: Reuben Shipley (1811-1872)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 27, 1872 in the Weekly Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 2. SUDDEN ILLNESS. — On Tuesday evening of this week, a colored man, Reuben Shipley, familiarly known as “Reub,” residing about three miles west of this city, was suddenly seized with a fit of paralysis. Dr. J.B. Lee was…

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Mount Union Stories: Elijah Skipton (1831-1906)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 20, 1906, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 2. ELIJAH SKIPTON His High Qualities and Honorable Career — Written by Judge McFadden Elijah Skipton died at his home near Philomath February 15, after a lingering illness of several months. Since 1865 he has been identified with the substantial…

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Mount Union Stories: Virtue Skipton (1869-1888)

Published as it appeared on April 1, 1888, in the Morning Daily Herald (Albany), Page 3, Column 2. Died at Roseburg. Virtue Skipton, daughter of E.E. Skipton, county assessor of Benton county, died of spinal meningitis at the residence of her brother-in-law, Prof. J.B. Horner, at Roseburg, Thursday night, aged 18 years. The remains were…

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Mount Union Stories: George Washington Spencer (1815-1895)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 14, 1895, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 3. ANOTHER PIONEER — — — Death and Burial of “Uncle George” Spencer. The disease that laid hold of Uncle George Spencer several months ago, finished its fatal work at four o’clock Wednesday morning, when the spirit of the familiar…

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Mount Union Stories: Cynthia A. Springer (1850-1902)

Published as it appeared on March 18, 1902, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 5. Additional Local. The funeral of Mrs. J.G. Springer occurred from the M.E. church in Philomath Sunday afternoon. Rev. M.C. Davis of the United Brethren church of Salem conducted the services. Interment was made in the Newton cemetery. Mrs. Springer…

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Mount Union Stories: William Henry Taylor (1819-1903)

In this week’s installment, read a fascinating obituary for William Taylor, who journeyed all the way from Kansas to see two of his sons in Washington state only to be turned away because they were in smallpox quarantine. Later, less than two weeks after arriving in Benton County, he died at age 83.

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Mount Union Stories: Benton Tracy (1849-1902)

Published as it appeared on May 24, 1902, in the Corvallis Times, Page 1, Column 6. BENTON TRACYHIS REMAINS LAID TO REST NEAR CORVALLIS THURSDAY Faithful Old Friends AttendedThe mortal remains of Benton Tracy, who was murdered in Junction early Tuesday morning were interred in Newton cemetery, west of Corvallis, Thursday afternoon. The body arrived…

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Mount Union Stories: Hiram B. Tripp (1853-1923)

Published as it appeared on May 1, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 2. TRIPP FUNERAL HERE TOMORROW— The funeral of the late H.B. Tripp, who died yesterday morning in Salem, will be held from Bovee’s parlors at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A.P. Layton will officiate at the service and interment will…

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Mount Union Stories: Levi Franklin Watkins (1837-1914)

Published as it appeared on March 27, 1914, in the Oregon Daily Journal, Portland, Page 19, Column 2. Philomath LosesPioneer Citizen L.F. Watkins Crossed the Plains When a Boy and Had Lived on the Family Place for 36 Years. Philomath, Or., March 27 — L.F. Watkins died at his home here Tuesday. He was born…

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Mount Union Stories: Ulysses Grant Wilcox (1864-1888)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 4, 1889, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 2, Column 1. After an absence of seventeen years, the grim monster returned to the broken family circle of Thomas J. and Martha A. Wilcox, of Philomath, Oregon, and laid his ruthless hand upon another son. Ulysses Grant Wilcox died Dec. 26th,…

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Mount Union Stories: Andrew Jackson Williams (1835-1923)

Published as it appeared on June 26, 1923, in the (Corvallis) Daily Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 4. Dies Month after Wife Passes—Andrew Jackson Williams, a resident of Philomath for practically half a century, died at his home in that vicinity yesterday afternoon, less than one month after the passing of his wife. Mr. Williams had…

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Mount Union Stories: Elvira Wood (1837-1876)

Published as it appeared on June 8, 1876, in the Oregon Cultivator (Albany), Page 6, Column 2. Obituary.Philomath, May 29.Elvira Powell was born January 17th, A.D., 1837, in Knox county, Illinois. She crossed the plains to Oregon in the year 1853. She was married August 28, 1854 to Jacob H. Fridley, who died January 3d,…

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Mount Union Stories: Jesse Wood (1804-1890)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 19, 1890, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 5. OBITUARY.—Rev. Jesse Wood was born March 24, 1804, in Pendleton county, Virginia, and died September 8, 1899 (1890), of heart disease, at the home of his son-in-law, G.G. Newton, near Philomath, Benton county, Oregon, aged 86 years, 5 months…

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Mount Union Stories: Ezra Wyatt (1844-1897)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 20, 1897 in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 3. DANGEROUS IF NOT FATAL.— — — The Terrible Injuries of Ezra Wyatt —His Horse Ran Away. Ezra Wyatt, resident of Philomath and a brother of Samuel, John and Frank Wyatt, lies dangerously and in all human probability, fatally injured…

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Mount Union Stories: Thomas Wyatt (1825-1900)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 5, 1900, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 3. A Fatal Accident. Thomas Wyatt, a brother of William Wyatt and an old resident of Benton county, was instantly killed in an accident at his home Monday. The accident happened late in the afternoon, while Mr. Wyatt and two…

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Mount Union Stories: William M. Wyatt (1816-1904)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 13, 1904, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Columns 1-2. FOUNDER OF PHILOMATH Philomath College–William Wyatt, Pioneer, is Dead The founder of the town of Philomath, and the chief benefactor of Philomath College is dead. In life he was William Wyatt. He was one of the oldest residents, one…

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Mount Union Stories: John W. York (1801-1884)

The Rev. John W. York lived into his 80s and before coming to Oregon in 1852 had lived in Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. He survived three wives — his last marriage to Pamelia Quinton lasting 34 years until her death three years before his own.

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