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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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituaries 1864-1902

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Good Morning – Memorial Day 2014 –

Memorial Day is a day we set aside to remember the Veterans whose sacrifice allow us to enjoy the countless freedoms we all sometimes take for granted.  We honor their service and we shall never forget.

If you have an obituary for a Veteran who died during the time of 1864-1902 and would like to have it posted here please contact me.  GT

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

HEARST, WOOD MRS. 29 DEC 1894 1 SILVER LAKE OR
HEATH, LUCIEN 29 DEC 1888 2 SANTA CRUZ CA
HECKER, MABEL 8 MAR 1895 1 ALBANY OR
HECKMAN, ANDREW 9 OCT 1897 2 DRY CREEK
HEDGES, JOSEPH 12 AUG 1895 4 OREGON CITY OR
HEEBNER, CAPTAIN 23 NOV 1867 2 SUMMERVILLE OR
HEFFNER, WM 15 AUG 1885 5 PORTLAND OR
HEITZMAN, L’S 15M CHILD 1 DEC 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HELMS, HERMAN V. 1 JUL 1899 5 JACKSONVILLE OR
HELTEMUS, JACK 17 AUG 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HEMENWAY, A.A. DR. 11 FEB 1895 4 EUGENE OR
HEMENWAY, ANSEL A. DR. 12 FEB 1895 4 EUGENE OR
HEMENWAY, ESTELLA MRS. 25 NOV 1899 1 KLAMATH AGENCY OR
HEMENWAY, URBAN MR. 21 JUL 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, ANN P. MRS. 29 AUG 1891 1 GOOSE LK VALLEY OR
HENDERSON, E.P. REV. 13 OCT 1893 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, E.P. REV. 16 OCT 1893 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, E.P. REV. 11 OCT 1890 5 SEDALIA MT
HENDERSON, ENOCH P. REV. 14 OCT 1893 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, JAMES HENRY D. 19 DEC 1885 5 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, JOHN 13 DEC 1894 1 CORVALLIS OR
HENDERSON, JOHN FREMONT 1 DEC 1888 5 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, JOHN FREMONT 20 OCT 1888 5 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, LARRY BRENTZ 20 JUN 1892 4 LEBANON OR
HENDERSON, LOYAL 14 AUG 1875 3 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, MARY 28 JUN 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, MARY A. 26 JUN 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, MARY E. 18 JAN 1890 5 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, MARY E. 11 JAN 1890 5 SAN DIEGO CA
HENDERSON, MARY E. MRS. 12 MAR 1887 5 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, W.V. DR. 20 MAR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, W.V. DR. 22 MAR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, W.V. DR. 25 MAR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HENDERSON, W.V. DR. 26 MAR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HENDREX, J.F. DR. 5 OCT 1896 1 HARRISBURG OR
HENDRICK, CASWELL 18 JUL 1893 4 HENDRICKS FERRY OR
HENDRICKS, H.H. MRS. 22 MAY 1886 5 FOSSIL OR
HENDRICKS, J.M. 2 JAN 1894 2 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, J.M. 2 JAN 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, J.M. MRS. 5 JAN 1878 3 BUTTE DISAPPOINTMENT OR
HENDRICKS, J.M. SR. MR. 23 MAR 1878 3 PLEASANT HILL OR
HENDRICKS, JAMES MADISON 30 DEC 1893 6 EUGENE OR
HENDRICKS, JANE MRS. 5 SEP 1885 5 CAMP CREEK OR
HENDRICKS, M.S. 25 MAR 1882 5 DOUGLAS CO OR

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituaries 1864-1902

I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last posting! We have a few more subscribers this Spring – welcome! Plus we have reached a new milestone – over 20,000 hits! I will try to be more regular with my entries – I have a lot more indexing to publish. I hope this information will help you learn more about your families and the era in which they lived.

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

HATCH, C. 1 MAR 1890 5 BLUE RVR MTNS OR
HATCH, MR. 24 MAY 1890 5 GOLD HILL OR
HATTERLY, JACOB 2 DEC 1893 1 COTTAGE GROVE OR
HATTON, JOSEPH 1 DEC 1893 1
HATTON, WILLIAM 14 FEB 1885 5 SEATTLE WA
HAUKEY, 8 OCT 1881 1 SILVERTON OR
HAVEN, BISHOP 13 AUG 1881 1 SALEM OR
HAWK, JOHN 26 NOV 1881 1 WALLOWA VALLEY OR
HAWKINS, LOUIE 5 JUL 1894 1 SWEET HOME OR
HAWLEY, HORACE 18 AUG 1888 5 MCCOY OR
HAWLEY, IRA 10 AUG 1901 1 CRESWELL OR
HAWLEY, IRA 19 JAN 1884 5 JUNCTION CITY OR
HAWLEY, IRA MRS. 23 NOV 1901 7 CRESWELL OR
HAWLEY, JESSE 9 OCT 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HAWLEY, LYMAN 24 JAN 1880 5 COTTAGE GROVE OR
HAWTHORNE, EDGAR S. 16 FEB 1889 5
HAWTHORNE, EMMA MISS 21 NOV 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HAWTHORNE, J.C. DR. 19 FEB 1881 5 PORTLAND OR
HAWTHORNE, WISTAR 28 JAN 1899 5 EUGENE OR
HAWTHORNE, WISTER 21 JAN 1899 1 EUGENE OR
HAYDEN, CHARLES 1 MAY 1880 5 LANE CO OR
HAYDEN, J.H. 27 SEP 1879 5 PORTLAND OR
HAYES, EDNA MRS. 26 AUG 1895 4 MYRTLE CREEK OR
HAYES, EMMA E. MRS. 26 APR 1902 1 CROW OR
HAYES, ISAAC 17 JAN 1891 5 WOLF CREEK OR
HAYES, J.T. MR. 18 MAY 1896 4 SPRINGFIELD OR
HAYES, JAMES 2 SEP 1871 2 PORTLAND OR
HAYES, JAMES HENRY 5 OCT 1901 1 HADLEYVILLE OR
HAYES, JAMES MRS. 12 DEC 1892 4 COYOTE OR
HAYES, MARGARET MRS. 25 JUL 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HAYES, MARY 23 MAR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HAYES, MARY E. MRS. 2 MAR 1897 4 EUGENE OR
HAYES, MARY MRS. 12 DEC 1893 4 EUGENE OR
HAYES, R.B. HON 30 JUL 1898 10 SPENCER PRECINCT
HAYES - ABBOTT, EMMA MRS. 12 APR 1902 4 & 6 EUGENE OR
HAYFIELD, E.P. 21 MAY 1897 4 MOHAWK OR
HAYFIELD, E.P. MR. 7 MAY 1897 5 MOHAWK OR
HAYNES, CORA 12 AUG 1893 1 JUNCTION CITY OR
HAYNES, ENMIA LEE 12 AUG 1893 1 JUNCTION CITY OR
HAYNES, REV.’S 5YR DAUGHTER 9 AUG 1893 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HAYS, HENRY MR. 3 MAR 1883 5 LANE CO OR
HAYS, JOHN MRS. 15 MAR 1902 6 JUNCTION CITY OR
HAYS, MR. 24 DEC 1881 1 HARRISBURG OR
HEARST, WOOD 29 DEC 1894 1 SILVER LAKE 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

HARMON, AD 16 OCT 1897 6 ROSEBURG OR
HARNETT, LEGH 19 JUN 1896 4 WOLF CREEK OR
HAROLD, MOLLIE MISS 6 OCT 1888 5 LANE CO OR
HARPER, ALICE MAY MISS 28 JAN 1892 4 TRENT OR
HARPER, JOHN 7 SEP 1895 1 LANE CO OR
HARPER, LEVI 11 APR 1894 1 TRENT OR
HARPER, LEVI 13 APR 1894 4 TRENT OR
HARPER, LEVI MRS.’ MOTHER 12 MAY 1888 5 DOUGLAS CO OR
HARPOLE, ENOS MR.’S DAUG 16 JUL 1892 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HARPOLE, JAMES A. 11 NOV 1893 1 JUNCTION CITY OR
HARPOLE, JOHN W. HON. 17 MAR 1893 1 JUNCTION CITY OR
HARR, WILLIE 11 APR 1885 5 LONG CREEK OR
HARRIER, MARTHA MRS. 23 APR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HARRIES, MARTHA MRS. 29 APR 1897 1 EUGENE OR
HARRILL, S.M. 15 NOV 1892 4 LEABURG OR
HARRINGTON, HANNAH MRS. 15 NOV 1890 3 EUGENE OR
HARRINGTON, HENRITETTA MRS. 1 FEB 1902 2 ELY OR
HARRIS, ALEXANDER 31 DEC 1881 5 MACOMB CO MI
HARRIS, D.R. 4 JUN 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HARRIS, MARION 5 SEP 1891 4 OAKLAND OR
HARRIS, MR.’S 10YR DAUG 27 JAN 1877 3 EUGENE OR
HARRIS, MR.’S SON 12 MAY 1866 3 JACKSON CO OR
HARRIS, MRS. 23 FEB 1897 1 NAPA CITY CA
HARRIS, MRS. 20 NOV 1880 5 COTTAGE GROVE OR
HARRIS, WM. 5 JUN 1894 4 SALEM OR
HARRISON, JOHN 1 DEC 1900 1 BAKER CITY OR
HARRISON, MR&MRS.’S INF SON 17 FEB 1900 5 EUGENE OR
HARRISON, T.R. MRS. 15 DEC 1883 5 AMITY OR
HARRISON, W.H. 25 MAR 1882 5 PRINEVILLE OR
HARRY, A.J. 14 FEB 1891 5 YONCALLA OR
HART, JOHN 12 OCT 1901 2 ASHLAND OR
HART, WILLIAM 6 AUG 1892 4 ASHLAND OR
HARTLEY, A. MR. 7 JUL 1893 4 OAKLAND OR
HARVEY, DANIEL 21 JUN 1890 1 MILWAUKEE OR
HARVEY, HENRY 27 NOV 1886 5 ANTELOPE OR
HASBROUCK, L.A. MRS. 20 JAN 1866 3 PORTLAND OR
HASKIN, HARRISON 1 AUG 1891 5 BRIDGEPORT OR
HASKINS, GEO. MR.’S INF BOY 27 JAN 1892 4 DEXTER OR
HASS, N. 4 NOV 1882 5 SALEM OR
HASTING, MARGARET MRS. 23 MAR 1897 1 THURSTON OR
HASTINGS, BARTON W. 22 NOV 1890 3 THURSTON OR
HASTINGS, GEORGE L. 11 OCT 1902 7 THURSTON OR
HASTINGS, MARGARET MRS. 16 APR 1897 1 THURSTON OR
HASWELL, C.W. 15 SEP 1900 1 IRVING OR

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Tragic Death of Marcellus B. Pitney September 20, 1895

Marcellus B. Pitney Rest Lawn Cemetery Junction City, Oregon Photo courtesy of Cindy - Find A Grave

Marcellus B. Pitney
Rest Lawn Cemetery Junction City, Oregon
Photo courtesy of Cindy – Find A Grave

“Death of M.B. Pitney.
It seems that we were misinformed last week as to some of the facts relating to [the] sad accident which caused the death of M.B. Pitney. He had just finished his dinner when the storm came up when he remarked to his family that he must go out to the wagon and get his gun. The wagon contained a wood rack and the gun was wrapped up in a coat lying on the spring seat. He must have dropped the gun to the floor of the rack as the shot entered the left breast and ranged upwards, otherwise had the trigger caught on the seat, the discharge would have ranged down as the high seat was above his head. When the gun was discharged, he dropped it between the fore wheel and the woodrack, and ran about a rod when he fell. The boy who witnessed the accident gave the alarm and when the body was reached, life was extinct. Coroner Harris was sent for who selected a jury to investigate the cause of his death. After due investigation a verdict was rendered in accordance with the facts already published, that his death was caused by the accidental discharge of a shot gun in his own hands.

Mr. Pitney was born and raised near this place and was 37 years, 7 months and 6 days old. He leaves a wife and four children. Funeral services were held Sunday at 11:00 o’clock at the M.E. Church by Rev. H.S. Wallace. After the services the remains were taken in charge by the A.O. U. W. of this city and conveyed to the Odd Fellows Cemetery [Rest Lawn]. Fraternal services were held at the grave. E.E. Orton, P.M.W. and S. L Moorhead, M.W. officiating. The following members served a pall bearers: D.R. Hill, F. M. Parker, D. B. Farley, Rube Hill, Ed Baily and E.N. Tibbets. A large delegation from Harrisburg lodge was present and assisted in the obsequies.” The Junction City Times, Sep. 28, 1895, pg. 5, col. 3.

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Edward Brabham Dies Nov 25, 1895 in Hunting Accident

Mark/Flickr“Edward Brabham accidentally shot himself while out hunting near Springfield Monday [Nov 25, 1895]*. While getting over a fence the gun was accidentally discharged, the contents entering his side in the region of the heart. The young man was about 24 years old and unmarried. He was a brother of Mrs. John Carpenter of Monroe.”**

** I believe I found this obituary in the Junction City Times, but I cannot find it on my log.  I do see that his death was front page news in the Daily Eugene Guard on both Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, 1895.  This is a good reminder to always remember to record your source.  If you are printing it out at the library – write the citation on the front of the copy if possible. 

*Edward Lawrence Brabham was born in Illinois on Feb. 6, 1871 and died Nov. 25, 1895. Buried at the I.O.O.F. (Eugene Pioneer Cemetery) Block 95, along with 4 other Brabhams. I count a total of 14 Brabhams buried at the cemetery.

Having indexed several decades of deaths in Lane County, Oregon I still can’t believe how many people lost their lives from accidental gun wounds. Sometimes these deaths occurred while hunting as with Edward Brabham or simply by mishandling a loaded gun.

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