Linda Elizabeth Tope, 11yrs old dies May 18, 1880

“DIED.

Near Cottage Grove, Linda Elizabeth Tope, step daughter of Jackson and daughter of Elizabeth Jane Kyle.  Little Linda breathed her last on the evening of May 18, 1880.  She was 11 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old; was a bright, innocent, sweet tempered little girl with more than ordinary intellect.  She was taken ill on the 11th and only lived till the 18th.  Her parents did not suspect her dangerous until two or three days before her death, when they sent to Eugene for her two older sisters, who arrived home too late to talk with their little sister, whom they had not seen for 8 or 9 months, for that had already began its work.  The death of the amiable and excellent little girl is severely felt by numerous circle of relative and friends.  As a daughter and sister her loss is deeply deplored.  But the tear of sorrow is almost dried by the reflection that she lived the life and died the death of the pure and innocent, and doubtless she is now enjoying that rest and happiness which is only enjoyed by the people of God.

Do not weep that little Linda

Is taken from a world of sin;

For she wandered to the portals,

And the angels let her in.

 

Listen! don’t you hear the little voice

Singing from afar

For the angels, in their gladness,

Left the “golden gate ajar.

 

Do not grieve because she left you.

In the brightness of the moon,

Ere she wearied of the journey,

Ere her feet had pressed the thorn.

 

Now she safe beyond the shadows,

With the angels all around;

You will know her when you meet her

By the brightness of her crown.

 

Then be patient, sorrowing mother,

Till your mission here is done,

For a little angel’s waiting

At the portals with a crown.

W.W.J.”

Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR), May 29, 1880, pg. 5, col. 2.

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Charles Mead – Buried with Honors Aug 1898

Charles W Mead-Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) Eugene, Oregon
Charles W Mead – Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) Eugene, Oregon

 

“Buried with Honors.

Young Mead is Given a Soldier’s Burial.

The funeral of the late Charles Mead, the Oregon recruit who died in San Francisco, occurred this forenoon from the armory to the IOOF Cemetery [Pioneer Cemetery] at 10 o’clock. The services at the armory were quite impressing.  Rev Mr. Abbeit, pastor of the M E Church, preaching an appropriate sermon.  It contained much good advice.  The music by the choir was excellent.  J W Geary Post, G A R and Company “C”, O N G acted as an escort to the remains in the funeral cortege.  The Emergency Corps, Ladies Patriotic League and the Woman’s Relief Corps were represented. The grave was covered with handsome flowers and his comrades fired three volleys over the same.

Thus another one of the patriotic young men goes to his Maker.  His memory will be preserved by many.”

Daily Eugene Guard (Oregon), Aug 22, 1898, pg 1, col. 4.

Eugene Pioneer Cemetery records list: Charles W. Mead, Block 333, plot 6, born 1879 Oregon, died 8/19/1898 Camp Merritt, San Francisco, California.

FamilySearch.org lists his parents as Walton Loveland Mead and Netta E. Mead.  With Netta, his father had three children and with his second wife Mary Catherine Hutchin they had ten more children.

 

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Killed By a Cow – Tragedy Strikes Albany Oregon Family August 1898

Jersey Cow & Calf - Olrshaw“Albany Democrat August 30 [1898]:  Howard, the three year old son of George Prushaw, residing on one of the farms of Mr. George Roes [sp?], three and a half miles from Albany, was killed by a cow yesterday afternoon in the following manner:  The little fellow with his twin brother had gone to the barn to see a calf.  He was standing on the sill of the barn when the mother of the calf, a part Jersey, becoming worried, angrily butted the boy against the door of the barn.  The cow had been dehorned.  The boy walked to the house, said “good bye” to his mother and dropped over dead.  The suddenness and circumstances of the death elicited the general sympathy of the neighbors.  The Prushaws have been here only a few months from the East.”

Daily Eugene Guard, Aug 30, 1898, pg 1 col. 6.

Does anyone know about this family?  I have done a little online checking and haven’t been able to locate anything on them.

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Junction City Fruit Dryer nearing completion Sept 1898.

plums“Times Sept 3:  Bushneil & Mahon expect to have the dryer ready to receive fruit Monday.  A large force of men have been at work for the past three weeks and every effort made to push the work to an early completion.  The dryer is one of the latest improved and will have a capacity of five hundred bushels of prunes for a twenty-four hour run, and nearly double that capacity for apples.  The building is 40 by 120 feet and is furnished with all the necessary machinery to handle the fruit to  its full capacity.  The plant will be more than able to handle all the fruit in this section but new orchards are coming in and in the course of a few years the fruit yield will keep the dryer at work day and night during the whole season.  This dryer will furnish a market for the large crop of apples which hereto for has yielded by little profits to the farmer.” Daily Eugene Guard (Oregon), Sep 3, 1898, pg. 1, col. 6.

Many of the orchards around this end of the  valley have long since gone away, but during this time period the were many orchards in the Southern Willamette Valley.  Many newspaper articles boasted of crop size, new fruit driers and rail lines that expanded the market to population centers around the United States.

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Johnny L. Hunt accidentally shoots himself September 1898

Rooster-L“Johnny L. Hunt, who accidentally shot himself last Thursday while hunting pheasants near the old Eakin place, three miles west of Eugene, died Saturday night about 9:30 o’clock after making a most game and determined fight against the inevitable.  That he even survived that length of time is due only to his indomitable will and his attending physicians expressed surprise that he was able to make so brave a fight for life.  His entire left side was almost gone, the lung being entirely exposed, the ribs broken and shattered and even the heart sac torn, yet with a high, though weak pulsation he made a brilliant though hopeless struggle.

John L. Hunt was born at Fresno, Calif, where he leaves a father, mother and brother.  HeJohnny Hunt was aged 35 years, 11 months and 15 days.  He has been a resident of Eugene about five years, pursuing his vocation of jockey most of this time, but for the past year has assisted in the management of the paint store belonging to the Lane heirs, to whom he bears the relationship of cousin.

The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Lane residence to the IOOF cemetery, Dr. D E Loverridge, rector of St Mary’s Episcopal church officiating.  A goodly number were in attendance.”

Daily Eugene Guard (Oregon) Sep 5, 1898, pg. 1, col. 5

Above is the headstone at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF), Lane Co., Oregon.    South side of the stone reads: Johnnie Hunt, died Sep 3, 1898, aged 35ys, 11m, 15ds.  North side reads, Maggie E wife of Joseph Lane, born Feb 7, 1859, died Nov 12, 1890.   West side reads, Joseph Lane died Mar 22, 1897, aged 58yr, 5m, 14ds.

Cemetery records list in block 140, Joseph Lane, born in Georgia (date not listed), died Mar 22, 1897.  Maggie “C” Lane born Feb. 7, 1859 California, died Nov 12, 1890.  Also listed in cemetery records, but not on the stone – block 140, plot “S” Maria Lane born in England, unknown birth & death dates.

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituaries 1864-1902

If you are looking for recent deaths from the Eugene and Lane County Oregon area – please click this link to the Register-Guard.

The following names are from my first index I published and copyrighted about 10 years ago. I indexed deaths that were published in the Eugene Oregon newspapers prior to the start of the Oregon Death Index (1903). Only deaths with a Oregon connection were indexed. None of the dates overlap – see newspaper list below. If you are interested in getting copies of any of these listings, see my “Research Services” tab above. The search feature will find any name I have posted here. I will also continue to index and post the death listings from the Eugene Morning Register. I am now indexing the 1909 papers.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene OR): March 12, 1864 – December 1889
Eugene City Guard: January 1890 – December 1891
Daily Eugene Guard: January 1892 – June 1897
Eugene City Guard: July 1897 – February 4, 1899
Eugene Weekly Guard: February 11, 1899 – December 1902

Name, Issue date, page number, place of death

HILL, H.N. JUDGE 17 SEP 1898 6 RICHARDSON OR
HILL, HENRY MRS. 7 MAR 1885 5 EUGENE OR
HILL, HENRY TAYLOR 10 NOV 1888 5 MCKENZIE BRIDGE OR
HILL, JOHN MR&MRS’ INFANT 11 FEB 1892 4 CHESHER OR
HILL, MARIAN MISS 22 FEB 1902 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HILL, MARTHA ANN MRS. 8 JUL 1876 3 FOLEY SPRINGS OR
HILL, MAY AGNESS 6 MAY 1899 4 BELKNAP SPRINGS OR
HILL, R.C. DR. 3 JAN 1891 5 ALBANY OR
HILL, R.C. DR. 10 JAN 1891 8 ALBANY OR
HILL, R.C. MRS. 30 AUG 1890 5 ALBANY OR
HILL, ROBT’S ONLY CHILD 4YR 2 APR 1895 4 COLFAX OR
HILL, SPENCER 10 JAN 1880 5 SALEM OR
HILL, STERLING REV. 21JUN 1884 5 EUGENE OR
HILL, WILLIAM 12 JUL 1902 10 LAGRANDE OR
HILL, WILLIAM G. 1 DEC 1896 1 PORTLAND OR
HILL, WM. A. 22 APR 1899 5 MIDDLETON WA
HILL, WM. H. 10 OCT 1892 4 SPENCER CRK OR
HILLS, C.J. 15 OCT 1898 6 JASPER OR
HILLS, J.A.’S 5YR DAUG 13 APR 1901 10 JASPER OR
HILSTAD, LARS 7 DEC 1901 7 LONG TOM OR
HILYARD, CLARENCE MRS. 10 MAR 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HINCH, A.H. 4 AUG 1893 1 EMPIRE CITY OR
HINES, LYDIA MRS. 19 MAR 1870 3 SALEM OR
HINES, Y.E. MRS. 18 APR 1885 5 CRESWELL OR
HING, YUON 20 SEP 1893 4 SALEM OR
HINSDALE, S.D. CAPT. 14 JAN 1871 2 LARAMIE WY
HINTO, 7 APR 1877 3 ROCK POINT OR
HINTON, D.B. 21 APR 1900 5 CROOK CO. OR
HINTON, D.B. “UNCLE BEN” 28 APR 1900 9 CROOK CO. OR
HINTON, HATTIE 21 NOV 1894 1 CROW OR
HINTON, HATTIE 6 NOV 1894 4 HALEYVILLE OR
HIOBS, FRANK M. 17 DEC 1898 4 MCMINNEVILLE OR
HITE, ANDREW 29 JUN 1893 4 CORVALLIS OR
HITE, THOS. 8 JUL 1882 5 CLACKAMAS CO OR
HIXON, LINCOLN 17 JAN 1891 5 MCKENZIE OR
HIXSON, JOHN 14 NOV 1891 5 MCKENZIE RIVER OR
HIXSON, M.E. MRS. 8 MAY 1894 4
HOCKLE, DIBERT 13 APR 1901 7 CRESWELL OR
HODGE, CHARLES 7 APR 1883 5 PORTLAND OR
HODGKINS, BERTHA MRS. 5 MAY 1893 4 MOHAWK OR
HODSON, ASA H. 11 MAY 1889 5 MCMINNEVILLE OR
HOEY, WILLIAM F. 9 OCT 1897 2 BAKER CITY OR
HOFF, NORNA M. 3 DEC 1887 5 IRVING OR

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituaries 1864-1902

If you are looking for recent deaths from the Eugene and Lane County Oregon area – please click this link to the Register-Guard.

The following names are from my first index I published and copyrighted about 10 years ago. I indexed deaths that were published in the Eugene Oregon newspapers prior to the start of the Oregon Death Index (1903). Only deaths with a Oregon connection were indexed. None of the dates overlap – see newspaper list below. If you are interested in getting copies of any of these listings, see my “Research Services” tab above. The search feature will find any name I have posted here. I will also continue to index and post the death listings from the Eugene Morning Register. I am now indexing the 1909 papers.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene OR): March 12, 1864 – December 1889
Eugene City Guard: January 1890 – December 1891
Daily Eugene Guard: January 1892 – June 1897
Eugene City Guard: July 1897 – February 4, 1899
Eugene Weekly Guard: February 11, 1899 – December 1902

Name, Issue date, page number, place of death

HENDRICKS, MARY J. 11 MAY 1867 3 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, MARY J. 27 APR 1867 3 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, MARY MRS. 6 JUL 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, SAM 10 NOV 1900 7 ROSEBURG OR
HENDRICKS, SAMUEL 17 NOV 1900 5 ROSEBURG OR
HENDRICKSON, MR. 8 APR 1896 4 EUGENE OR
HENDRIX, DR. 1 OCT 1896 1 HARRISBURG OR
HENNESSEY, GEORGE 22 AUG 1885 5 PORTLAND OR
HENRY, ADA MRS. 19 JUL 1890 5 WASHINGTON CO OR
HENRY, JOHN 24 MAR 1900 5 SEATTLE OR
HENRY, MR. 20 JAN 1872 2 MCMINNVILLE OR
HENRY, WYNNES 20 FEB 1894 4 JUMP-OFF-JOE OR
HENNSELMAN, GEO. (see HENSEN) 3 NOV 1894 1 SALEM OR
HEPPNER, PHILLIP 10 APR 1896 4 ARLINGTON OR
HERBERT, CHARLES L. 1 APR 1899 1 OREGON
HERBERT, J.H. MRS. 27 OCT 1866 3 ROSEBURG OR
HERBERT, MAX 26 JAN 1884 5 PORTLAND OR
HERMAN, MILTON B. 21 AUG 1886 5 ROSEBURG OR
HERRING, BENJ 23 MAY 1896 4 IOWA
HERRON, WILLIAM HUGH 24 FEB 1900 7 JUNCTION CITY OR
HESS, CHRISTIAN 8 NOV 1893 1 PORTLAND OR
HESS, D.’S 9 YR SON 27 JUL 1889 5 FAIRFIELD OR
HEWITT, C.H. 5 JUL 1890 5 PORTLAND OR
HFN- (?), VIOLA 13 SEP 1902 5 CRESWELL OR
HIATT, WILLIAM MRS. 7 OCT 1895 1 JORDAN OR
HIBBARD, FRANK 28 JUL 1888 5 PORTLAND OR
HIBBARD, GEORGE 28 JUL 1888 5 PORTLAND OR
HIBBARD, HARRY G. 17 DEC 1898 4 SALEM OR
HIBBS, EMMA MRS. 23 AUG 1902 1 EUGENE OR
HIBLER, MR. 3 APR 1869 2 SALEM OR
HICKSON, JOHN W. 21 NOV 1891 4 BLUE RIVER OR
HICKSON, MILEY E, 15 JAN 1894 4
HICKSON, MR&MRS.’ INFANT SON 3 MAY 1890 5 MCKENZIE OR
HIGGINS, LEWIS 13 JUN 1891 8 FALL CREEK OR
HIGGINS, WM. R. REV. 8 JUL 1895 1 TERRE HAUTE IN
HILDRETH, RICHARD 16 SEP 1865 2 FLORENCE OR
HILL, ALEXANDER MR. 8 JUN 1878 3 PHILOMATH OR
HILL, DANIEL 13 NOV 1897 1 FLORENCE OR
HILL, DAVE 18 MAR 1892 1 KLAMATH FALLS OR
HILL, EARL 18 JUL 1894 4 THE DALLES OR
HILL, ELMA ELIZABETH 16 MAY 1891 5 IRVING OR
HILL, FLEM. 15 MAR 1894 1 WILBOR OR
HILL, GEO MR&MRS.’ INFANT 28 MAR 1891 3 SMITHFIELD OR
HILL, H.N. 24 SEP 1898 6 EUGENE OR

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