Wheelman Bicycling Club forming in Eugene 1895

Cyclist in 1895

Cyclist in 1895

“WHEELS. – A meeting will be called soon for the purpose of affecting a permanent organization of a bicycle club in Eugene (OR).  So far the Wheelmen have been unsuccessful in their efforts at organization owing to lack of numbers but with the number of cyclist in Eugene at present and with the large number of new riders promised for the coming season, there is no reason why a club with a good membership cannot be organized.”

Daily Eugene Guard (OR), Feb. 7, 1895, pg. 4, col. 3.

Bike Path on Willamette River in Eugene Oregon

Bike Path on Willamette River in Eugene Oregon

Today bike paths run throughout Eugene and follow the Willamette River on the north and south banks – both of which are heavily used by cyclist, walkers and runners year around.  Eugene consistently ranks high in bike friendly cities in the United States. GT

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituaries 1864 – 1902

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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

HOFFMAN, CAROLINE MRS. 15 SEP 1900 1 JACKSONVILLE OR
HOFFMAN, J.N. MRS. 20 DEC 1892 4 ALBANY OR
HOFFMAN, W.T. 11 MAR 1896 1 CORVALLIS OR
HOGAIN, M.P. MRS. 19 APR 1902 6 RICHMOND VA
HOGAN, THOS. 29 OCT 1894 4 ROSEBURG OR
HOGENS, JAMES 1 JUL 1871 3 SPRINGFIELD OR
HOGENS, JAMES MR. 24 JUN 1871 3 SPRINGFIELD OR
HOGG, T.E. COL. 17 DEC 1898 10 PHILADELPHIA PA
HOGUE, JAMES P. 6 MAY 1871 2 PORTLAND OR
HOILAND, SAMUEL ALFRED 10 DEC 1895 4 FAIRMONT OR
HOLBROOK, AMORY HON. 29 SEP 1866 2 PORTLAND OR
HOLBROOK, JESSE’S INFANT SON 9 NOV 1892 1 SWEET HOME OR
HOLBROOK, RUFUS 3 SEP 1898 6 EUGENE OR
HOLBROOK, RUFUS K. 17 DEC 1898 4 EUGENE OR
HOLBROOK, RUFUS K. 27 AUG 1898 5&7 FALL CREEK OR
HOLBROOK, WILLARD A. 27 FEB 1875 3 PORTLAND OR
HOLCE, JAMES 20 OCT 1900 7 FALL CREEK OR
HOLCOMB, ALICE MISS 15 MAR 1890 5 SPRINGFIELD OR
HOLDEN, N. MR. 27 AUG 1881 1 PORTLAND OR
HOLDERMAN, MARY C. MRS. 29 MAY 1886 5 COTTAGE GROVE OR
HOLLADAY, JOE 17 SEP 1898 4 PORTLAND OR
HOLLAND, CHRISTOPHER 23 APR 1895 1 EUGENE OR
HOLLAND, F.S. MR. 9 MAR 1867 2 OREGON CITY OR
HOLLAND, MR. 20 JUL 1867 2 SUCKER CRK OR
HOLLAND, SAMUEL SYLVESTER 22 NOV 1890 3 EUGENE OR
HOLLAND, SERGEANT 6 JAN 1883 4 FT KLAMATH OR
HOLLAWAY, LETETIA MRS. 3 FEB 1878 3 EUGENE OR
HOLLENBECK, E.R. MRS. 22 DEC 1900 1 EUGENE OR
HOLLIS, MOODY MELVILLE 20 SEP 1902 7 EUGENE OR
HOLLOWAY, B.W. 10 JUL 1897 10 NEW WHATCOM WA
HOLLOWAY, MR. 28 DEC 1892 4 SPRINGFIELD OR
HOLLOWAY, W.J. 30 DEC 1892 1 SPRINGFIELD OR
HOLMAN, ALMIRA MISS 25 SEP 1869 3 SALEM OR
HOLMAN, JAS. D 23 DEC 1882 5 PORTLAND OR
HOLMES, CHARLES 11 JUL 1892 4 YAQUINA BAY OR
HOLMES, GEO 9 SEP 1865 3 JACKSONVILLE OR
HOLMES, HORATIO DR. 16 AUG 1895 1 PORTLAND OR
HOLMES, MAYOR 22 JUN 1867 2 PORTLAND OR
HOLMES, WM. E. 10 OCT 1885 5
HOLT, ALLEN 19 AUG 1876 3 PORTLAND OR
HOLT, CHAS 11 AUG 1900 1 WENDLING OR
HOLT, R.B. 7 JUL 1900 3 HARRISBURG OR
HOLT, SAMUEL D. 27 JUL 1901 6 EUGENE OR
HOLVERSTOTT, JOHN 17 MAR 1894 1 MADISON CA

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Bicycle Lane – 1895 Style!

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Wood Sidewalk

“Bicycle Road in Prospect.

A Road is proposed to be built from Oregon City to Eugene.

The following letter was received this morning by County Judge Fisk, and explains itself:

ALBANY, Ore., Feb 5, 1895, County Court, Lane County, Ore.

GENTLEMEN: A movement is on foot to build a bicycle road from Oregon City to Eugene, plank six feet wide, if right of way can be secured.  The object is to build it along the side of the county roads by most direct route.  Road to be tolled for bicyclists but free to school children and pedestrians.  All crossings to be kept in repair at the expense of the company.  Please let me know the pleasures of the county court, in a general way, after the next session.  Respectfully Yours, C. H. Dalrymple.

Mr. Dalrymple is a prominent attorney of Albany, and the road proposed in his letter is a very feasible and practical one.  Bicyclist, by paying a small toll over this road could ride easily the entire length of the road almost any day in the year and the walk being free to pedestrians means something as well.  The originators of the company, their complete plans, etc., are not known at the present but more will be heard in regard to the proposition later on.”

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR), Sep. 5, 1895, pg. 1, col. 2.

I don’t know of any of this proposed bike “road” was ever built – but who would have ever guessed that in less than a hundred years later bike lanes and paths would cover much of state.  As an avid cyclist myself, I enjoy them very much – just grateful they are not wood planks that would turn into slick slimy paths with the Oregon wet weather. GT

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Samuel Brown Sentenced to Death by Hanging

peppergrasss/flickr“Sentenced to Death.

Samuel Brown shot and killed Fred Kinkaid, last August in Oakland, Or.  He was tried and convicted, and Friday Judge Fullerton, after reviewing the case, pronounced sentence as follows:

“You have had a fair and impartial trial by 12 honorable and intelligent jurymen; you have been ably defended by attorneys of experience and skill; you have been duly indicted and convicted of murder in the first degree, for feloniously, purposely and of determined and premeditated malice, killing Alfred Kinkaid, August 13th 1894.  It is therefore ordered and adjudged that you be kept in close confinement in the county jail until Friday, February 15, 1895 and on said day, between 6 and 7 o’clock, a.m., be taken to a place prepared by the sheriff, in the jail yard, and then and there hanged by the neck until you are dead.”

Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR), Dec. 24, 1894. pg 1, col. 5.

 

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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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