Carrie Gourley died in 1908 at age 39 after giving birth to a baby son. Her husband was buried next to her 37 years later. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on May 22, 1908, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 2.

Mrs. Carrie M. Gourley died at Philomath, Tuesday, leaving an infant child a few days old, besides a husband and six other children. Deceased was aged 39 years. The funeral occurred yesterday and interment was in Newton cemetery.

Published as it appeared on June 5, 1908, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 1, Column 2.

Another sad death that has occurred in our midst was that of Mrs. J.G. Gourley on the 18th. About a week previous she gave birth to a little boy, but although the baby is alive and well, the mother’s life was sacrificed. All that available medical skill and loving care could do was done, but it availed naught. Mrs. Gourley, whose name before marriage was Carrie Manning, was herself an orphan and an only child. She was in her fortieth year at the time of her death, having been born in Montana on December 25, 1868. She leaves a husband and seven children to sorrow through life for the loved one who departed for the Great Beyond so soon. She was buried at the Mt. Union cemetery on the 21st. The entire community sorrows with the bereaved ones.

Editor’s note: The preceding news item contained errors related to death date (May 19, 1908) and age at death (39). Also, according to published family information, the baby died June 6, 1908).

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