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…

The grave marker of Loren Lewis

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…

Grave marker for William Zimmerman

Mount Union Stories: William Zimmerman (1855-1897)

Published as it appeared on April 7, 1897, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4. Death of William Zimmerman. William Zimmerman, who has been confined at his home for many weeks, died in the early hours of last Saturday…

Mount Union Cemetery

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,…

Newton family grave marker

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…

Virtue Skipton grave marker

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…

Grave marker for Ernest Rhode

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…

Burial space of Gil Quivey

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…

Grave marker for William Taylor

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…

D.W. Mael's grave marker

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…

Plot where Isaac Porter buried

Mount Union Stories: Isaac W. Porter (1859-1907)

In this week’s installment, read an obituary, family’s card of thanks and estate auction notice for Isaac Porter, a Greasy Creek resident who died in 1907 at age 47.

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