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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 at the bedside of their father, Peter Gellatly, who passed away Wednesday, and will remain for the funeral, to be held tomorrow. Mrs. Holderman is ill and may not be able to attend the funeral.

Published as it appeared on Nov. 30, 1917, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 7.

FUNERAL TOMORROW

The funeral services over the remains of the late Peter Gellatly will be held at the family home, five miles from Corvallis on the Philomath road, Saturday at 10 o’clock.

Mr. Gellatly died Tuesday night, following a year’s general decline, he being 77 years of age last May. He came to America from Scotland when 17 years of age, spent some time in Wisconsin, then in California, and finally came to Benton county in 1875 and had lived continuously on the farm on which he died.

A widow and five children are left — Edward, Francis and George C. Gellatly, and Mrs. Perry Holderman. Peter was a brother of the late Andrew Gellatly, father of Sheriff W.A. Gellatly, and Robert.

The burial Saturday will be in the Mt. Union cemetery.

Editor’s note: Based on Mr. Gellatly’s death certificate, he died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, not on Tuesday as indicated in this obituary.

Published as it appeared on Dec. 6, 1917, in the Weekly Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 8, Column 3.

Peter Gellatly died last Wednesday night. Funeral services were held at the house Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and the remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Union cemetery. Mr. Gellatly had many friends in the community and his death will mean the loss of a true friend and neighbor to us. His bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. 

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