The grave marker for Edith Pugh, a longtime Philomath resident who died at age 53 in 1921. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 6, 1921, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 2.

Funeral at Philomath — The funeral of the late Mrs. Edith May Pugh, wife of R.E. Pugh, was held from the white church in Philomath this morning, with Rev. Henderson officiating at the service, and interment was in Newton cemetery.

Mrs. Pugh had been an invalid for years and passed quietly away at 5 o’clock Sunday evening. She was aged 53 years.

Published as it appeared on Sept. 7, 1921, in the (Portland) Oregon Daily Journal, Page 9, Column 6.

Mrs. Edith May Pugh, 53, died Sunday evening at her home in Philomath after a long illness from paralysis. Funeral services in charge of the Rev. A.S. Henderson were held Tuesday morning. Mrs. Pugh was the wife of R.E. Pugh. She had been a resident of Philomath for many years. Several children survive.

Editor’s additional notes.

Edith May Pugh was born Jan. 10, 1868 in California and lived in a home with her family on what was then B Street. The 1920 household, according to census records, included her husband, Robert E. Pugh, daughter, Leona E. Pugh, 19; son, Theodore Pugh, 14; son, Richard Pugh, 12; employee, Nettie Graham, and her two children. Her maiden name was Edith May Gregg. The inscription on her grave marker reads, “For us the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth in Christ. 11 Cor. 1, 5.”