Mount Union Cemetery
Mount Union Cemetery (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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 41. She leaves a husband, an infant child and a married daughter, besides many friends to mourn her untimely death. The remains will be taken to Philomath for burial on Thursday.

Published as it appeared on Nov. 16, 1894 in the The Democrat (Albany), Page 3, Column 5.


PETERSON.—In Albany, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 1894, of heart disease, Frances, wife of Mr. Frank Peterson, aged 41 years. The deceased was born in Benton county. She was a woman highly respected, a good wife and mother. She leaves a husband, a daughter, Mrs. Walter Bartges, and an infant child. The family have the sympathy of all in their loss. The remains will be taken to Philomath for burial.

Published as it appeared on Nov. 22, 1894 in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 5.

Was She Dead?

There was a sensation at Philomath last Thursday, writes “Jacob,” when the O.P. train arrived, with the corpse of Mrs. Frankie Peterson. Although she had died at five o’clock the day previous, her hands were still warm and limber. The strange phenomenon caused many to doubt whether the case was one of death, or only suspended animation. For a long period friends stood around the still form and watched and wished for some sign of returning life, but all in vain. The body was kept until two o’clock Friday, when the hands became cold and rigid, and the remains were consigned to a grave in the Newton cemetery.