Dr. Shelton’s House Burnt 1887

shelton house“Dr. Shelton’s House Burnt.
Last Saturday night about midnight Dr. Shelton’s new residence on the south side of Skinner’s Butte, was discovered to be on fire. The fire bell was sounded, and the fire companies and many citizens were soon on the ground, but the entire building was in flames and nothing could be done to save it. The building had not yet been turned over by the contractors, L. N. Roney and W.H. Abrams, to the owner. The contractors had $ 6,000 insurance in the London company on the building, but $ 2,000 of that amount had expired at noon on Saturday, 12 hours before the building was destroyed, leaving as insurance of $ 4,000, to cover a loss of about $ 5,400. The house must have been set on fire, as it was not occupied and there had been no fire left in it. We think the county or city authorities should offer a large reward for the discovery and the arrest of the incendiary. No crime can be much greater than this. Destroying property is next to destroying life, and these incendiaries, anarchist and growlers, who are always talking about the rights of labor but won’t work themselves, and gratify their spite and envy by destroying or appropriating to their own use the earnings of their people, are worse in some respects than murderers.
Mr. Smith, agent for the London Assurance Co., came up from Portland to adjust the insurance, and brought with him Mr. White, an architect, to determine the loss. The contractors chose Mr. G.H. Park, and Mr. Park and Mr. White found that the contract price for the building when completed was $ 6,200. The work already, done amounted to $ 5,400. Dr. Shelton had paid the contractors $ 2,300, leaving a balance of $ 3,100 belonging to the contractors, which sum was paid to Roney and Abrams. Dr. Shelton loses the amount he paid, under this adjustment, unless the contractors come to his relief by dividing the loss.”
Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) Dec 3, 1887, pg 5, col. 3.

The Queen Anne style home was built by Dr. T.W. Shelton in 1888, enlarged by Dr. Robert McMurphy and remodeled by Drs. Curtis and Eva Johnson in 1950.   The home suffered two major fires, one during its construction in 1887 and during the Johnson remodel.  Eva Johnson deeded the home to the city of Eugene in 1976.  The house is now open to the public.  On June 14, 1984 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Elmira Teen, Burton Bolman, dies of paralysis Sep 5, 1886

bollman“Died – At Elmira, Lane County, Oregon, September 5, 1886, of paralysis; Burton O. Bolman, aged 15 years, 11 mos., and 28 days.
The deceased was the eldest son of J.W. and M.E. Bolman, a bright, intelligent boy, a peacemaker among his schoolmates, a good and dutiful son, beloved by all who knew him.

Dearest Burton, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But ‘tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

The family, in their sad bereavement, have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. L. A. J.”  Eugene City Register (OR), Sept 22, 1886, pg., col. 4.

Burton Ovid Bollman is buried at the Inman Cemetery, Elmira Oregon.  Find A Grave lists his date of birth as Sep 7, 1870 near Castalia, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

His parents were John Waxler Bollman 1844-1923 and Martha Elizabeth Mitchell Bollman 1848-1932

 

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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

INGLEROCK, NELLIE MRS. 15 SEP 1900 3 PORTLAND OR
INGRAM, HENRY 17 MAR 1892 1 ALBANY OR
INGRAM, HENRY 19 MAR 1892 1 ALBANY OR
INGRAM, MR&MRS’ CHILD 3 SEP 1894 1 LANCASTER OR
INGRAM, C. MR’S CHILD 30 AUG 1894 1 HARRISBURG OR
INMAN, D.W. 15 DEC 1896 1 LITTLE KLAMATH LK CA
INMAN, HANNAH HINTON 3 FEB 1892 4 GRANT CO OR
INMAN, J. THOMPSON 16 FEB 1901 4 ELMIRA OR
INMAN, JOEL C. 17 MAY 1902 7 ELMIRA OR
INMAN, JOEL COWAN 24 MAY 1902 1 ELMIRA OR
INMAN, SOPHIA J. MRS. 14 APR 1893 1 ELMIRA OR
INMAN, WM. MRS. 19 MAR 1897 1 LORANE OR
IRVINE, O.H. 8 JUN 1901 5 MCMINNVILLE OR
IRVINE, S.G. REV. 1 NOV 1895 1 ALBANY OR
IRWIN, BEN C. 7 OCT 1895 4 MURRAY ID
IRWIN, JAMES 16 DEC 1865 2
ISBELL, MR. 24 SEP 1864 3 YREKA CA
ISH, WM. K. (JAMES?) 4 MAR 1882 5 TONGAS AK
ISHAM, JOHN MRS. 24 AUG 1901 7 PRINEVILLE OR
ISOM, L.B. JUDGE 4 JAN 1890 4 BAKER CITY OR
ISON, BERTHA MISS 12 SEP 1891 8 BAKER CITY OR
ISON, S. MRS. 18 JUL 1891 1 MOHAWK OR
ISSACSON, MR&MRS.’ INFANT 22 JUL 1896 4 COBURG OR
IVY, J.B. MR. 20 DEC 1890 5 EUGENE OR
IVY, LYDIA MRS. 25 NOV 1899 5 EUGENE OR
JACKSON, C.B. MRS. 24 JUL 1897 10 FREEMONT WA
JACKSON, C.M.’S 6YR SON 1 SEP 1892 4 WALKER STATION OR
JACKSON CHARLES 20 AUG 1898 3 CRESWELL OR
JACKSON, HENRY 28 SEP 1878 3 PORTLAND OR
JACKSON, J.H.’S 3 YR CHILD 1 AUG 1891 1 CRESWELL OR
JACKSON, JULIA 1 MAR 1902 5 SAGINAW OR
JACKSON, JULIE 6 FEB 1875 3 CRESWELL OR
JACKSON, MR. 9 SEP 1866 2 POLK COUNTY
JACKSON, ROBERT 23 JUN 1900 5 RIDDLE OR
JACSOB, ISAAC 9 FEB 1884 5 OAKLAND OR
JACOBS, L.L.’S 10M SON 3 DEC 1894 4 JACKSONVILLE OR
JACOBS, SOL’S 6WK CHILD 4 FEB 1895 1 EUGENE OR
JAMES, ELIZABETH MRS. 11 JAN 1902 1 TRENT OR
JAMES, G.W. 30 NOV 1903 1 PORTLAND OR
JAMES, GEORGE 30 OCT 1886 5 PORTLAND OR
JAMES, MR.’S 2 YR CHLD 15 DEC 1886335 15 DEC 1883 5 EUGENE OR
JAMES, R. 24 DEC 1898 10 LANE CO OR
JAMES, W.H. MRS. 7 JAN 1899 1 YAKIMA WA
JAMES, WILLIAM S. 6 JAN 1897 1 PORTLAND OR

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Mrs Mary E. Henderson, wife of Dr. W.V. Henderson dies leaving young family

ioof“Died in Eugene City, Oregon, Monday morning, March 7, 1887. Mrs. Mary E. Henderson, wife of Dr. W.V. Henderson, aged 24 years, 8 months and 14 days. The funeral took place Wednesday, March 9, from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to the Odd Fellows cemetery. Deceased was an accomplished and attractive woman, in the bloom of youth, and leaves two small children, a babe about two years old and an infant about one week old, a sadly bereaved husband and many relatives and friends who will greatly miss her.”
Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR), Mar 2, 1887, pg 5 col. 2.

Also buried at the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) is their son, Larry Bentz Henderson, Jul 26, Henderson1885 – Jun 18, 1892.  Her husband, W.V. Henderson also died young 1857 -1897, and Mary E Miller Henderson 1863-1887.

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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

HUNTINGTON, MARY AMELIA 1 OCT 1894 1 EUGENE OR
HUNTLEY, HELEN MISS 28 JUN 1901 2 DOUGLAS CO OR
HUNTLEY, MERRITT POQUE 25 MAY 1901 5 SPRINGFIELD OR
HUNTLY, HELEN 27 SEP 1873 3 NORTH UMPQUA OR
HURD, J.D. 20 FEB 1892 4 ALBANY OR
HURLBURT, C.F.’S INFANT SON 3 DEC 1892 4 EUGENE OR
HURLBURT, CHAS. O. 20 JUN 1891 5 EUGENE OR
HURLBURT, CHAS. O. 4 JUL 1891 8 EUGENE OR
HURLBURT, CLAY 2 DEC 1892 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HURLBURT, JACOB MRS. 9 NOV 1895 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HURLBURT, LEWIS 13 FEB 1895 2 JUNCTION CITY OR
HURLEY, JUDGE 9 SEP 1895 1 PORTLAND OR
HURLEY, MR. 28 SEP 1872 3 JUNCTION CITY OR
HURST, CHARLOTTE MRS. 15 JAN 1898 10 EUGENE OR
HURST, WM 1 JUL 1865 2 CANYON OR
HURT, I 26 APR 1893 1 GOSHEN OR
HUSE, JOHN MR. 12 FEB 1898 1 LORANE OR
HUSTLER, CAPTAIN 2 FEB 1893 1 ASTORIA OR
HUSTON, GEORGE 25 MAY 1901 1 EUGENE OR
HUSTON, H.C. 27 JAN 1900 1 EUGENE OR
HUSTON, HENRY CLAY 23 DEC 1899 1&7 ELMIRA OR
HUSTON, JANE 11 NOV 1896 4 LONG TOM OR
HUSTON, JANE 9 NOV1896 4 SPENCER PRECINCT OR
HUSTON, OLLIE 24 NOV 1894 4 SCIO OR
HUTCHENSON, JOHN 26 MAR 1891 5 BOLDGETT’S VALLEY OR
HUTCHESON, JANE MISS 24 DEC 1881 1 DAYTON OR
HUTCHINSON, B.R. DR. 9 SEP 1882 1 YAQUINA BAY OR
HUTCHINSON, CHARLOTTE MRS. 20 MAR 1869 3 EUGENE OR
HUTCHINSON, DR.’S 13YR SON 9 SEP 1882 1 YAQUINA BAY OR
HUTCHINSON, ELIAS 17 DEC 1898 4 HUBBARD OR
HYDE, T.C. HON. 18 NOV 1896 4 BAKER CITY OR
HYLAN, JOHN 19 DEC 1894 1 ROSEBURG OR
HYLAND, ABBIE MRS. 18 OCT 1894 5 JUNCTION CITY OR
HYLAND, ANSEL 7 AUG 1893 4 BUTTE DISAPPOINTMENT OR
HYLAND, BENJAMIN 26 JUL 1890 5 BUTTE DISAPPOINTMENT OR
HYLAND, FRANK E. MRS. 2 SEP 1899 10 JUNCTION CITY OR
HYLAND, FREDDIE 25 MAY 1878 3 EUGENE OR
HYLAND, GEORGE 9 JUL 1892 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
HYLAND, HARVEY 4 SEP 1880 5 BUTTE DISAPPOINTMENT OR
HYLAND, SYLVIA ANN 14 JAN 1871 2 LANE CO OR
HYMAN, DAVID 2 SEP 1882 5 EUGENE OR
IKE, SPOKANE 14 SEP 1882 5 LAKE CO OR
ILER, H.W.’S 1 DAY BABY 6 APR 1901 1 THURSTON OR
INGHAM, FLORILLA 13 MAY 1899 7 EUGENE OR

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Oregon Pioneer Marietta Roach Dies in Harrisburg Oregon May 15, 1886

Alford Cemetery“Died, at the family residence in Harrisburg, Oregon, May 15, 1886, Mrs. Marietta Roach, wife of Thomas Roach, aged 67 years. Mrs. Roach was a native of Pennsylvania and her maiden name was Tea. She came to Oregon in 1852, and settled near Harrisburg, where she resided until the family moved into Harrisburg. She was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom are now living. One of her sons, Harlan Roach, is the husband of Carrie Humphrey, sister of H.C. and Norris Humphrey and Mrs. A.G. Hovey of Eugene, and resides in Portland. Her daughter Jennie is the wife of W.H. Alexander, formerly a resident of Eugene, and at present a citizen of Benton County and one of the proprietors of the Newport News.” Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) May 22, 1886, pg. 5, col. 2

The 1860 US Census for Linn Co. Oregon lists a Marietta and Thomas Roach with the following children; John, Benjamin, William, Thomas, Mary, Amanda & Ellen.

Find A Grave list her burial at the Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg Oregon.  Other Roaches who are buried at this cemetery are Thomas,  Amanda Jane “Jennie” Roach Alexander, Edna, Elmo T., and William H.

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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

HULINS, LESTER’S SON 30 NOV 1878 5 EUGENE OR
HULL, NANCY MRS. 4 AUG 1900 7 THURSTON OR
HUMBERT, WILLIAM 15 APR 1892 4 BULLY CREEK OR
HUMBURT, WM 21 SEP 1892 4 VALE OR
HUMPHREY, A.B. MR’S 6WK CHILD 31 DEC 1898 10 EUGENE OR
HUMPHREY, A.L. MR. 29 MAY 1880 5 LONG TOM OR
HUMPHREY, ARTHUR GLENN 26 OCT 1894 1 UNITY OR
HUMPHREY, CASS 28 JUN 1892 4 ALBANY OR
HUMPHREY, ELIZA MRS. 15 AUG 1885 5 EUGENE OR
HUMPHREY, GEO. MRS. 13 SEP 1884 5 EUGENE OR
HUMPHREY, GEORGE 16 AUG 1902 4 FALL CREEK OR
HUMPHREY, GEORGE 22 DEC 1883 5 EUGENE OR
HUMPHREY, GEORGE W. 23 AUG 1902 7 FALL CREEK OR
HUMPHREY, GEORGE’S 6YR CHILD 17 OCT 1894 4 FALL CREEK OR
HUMPHREY, HENRY CLAY 18 NOV 1895 1 PORTLAND OR
HUMPHREY, NORRIS 29 MAR 1879 5 EUGENE OR
HUMPHREY, O.W. 16 SEP 1896 4 FALL CREEK OR
HUMPHREY, OSCAR WELLINGTON 19 SEP 1896 4 FALL CREEK OR
HUMPHREY, W.S. MR’S INFANT 25 FEB 1882 5 ROSEBURG OR
HUMPHREY, WM. S. 25 FEB 1882 5 ROSEBURG OR
HUNNICUTT, ELIZABETH MRS. 7 NOV 1891 8 FALL CREEK OR
HUNNICUTT, J.W. MRS. 31 OCT 1891 5 FALL CREEK OR
HUNSAKER, MARY W. 21 JUN 1894 1 LOST VALLEY OR
HUNSAKER, MRS. 29 JUN 1894 1 PLEASANT HILL OR
HUNSAKER, NORMAN 21 AUG 1896 1 DEXTER OR
HUNSAKER, NORMAN 20 AUG 1896 1 DEXTER OR
HUNT, A. MRS. 6 MAR 1895 4 EUGENE OR
HUNT, ANDREW WOOTEN MRS. 5 MAR 1895 4 EUGENE OR
HUNT, C.S. MRS. 23 JUN 1896 4 SANTA ANNA CA
HUNT, CLARK S. 17 MAY 1892 4 FOSSIL OR
HUNT, FRANK A. 18 MAY 1897 4 EUGENE OR
HUNT, J.B. 3 AUG 1895 1 PORT TOWNSEND OR
HUNT, JAMES O. 6 AUG 1898 6 WILD WOOD OR
HUNT, JOHNNY L. 10 SEP 1898 1 EUGENE OR
HUNT, MOLLIE B. MISS 24 MAR 1900 10 EUGENE OR
HUNT, WENDALL 23 JUN 1888 5 EUGENE OR
HUNTER, A. MR’S SON 2 JUL 1881 5 COBURG OR
HUNTER, GEO A. 17 MAY 1892 4 SPRINGFIELD OR
HUNTER, GEORGE A. 16 MAY 1892 4 FAIRMONT OR
HUNTER, HARRIET C. 2 MAY 1894 4 SALEM OR
HUNTER, JOHN’S INFANT 29 JUN 1893 4 CRESWELL OR
HUNTER, WM 7 MAY 1896 1 BROWNSVILLE OR
HUNTINGTON, BEULAH MARTIN 19 NOV 1895 4 EUGENE OR
HUNTINGTON, J.W. PERIT 12 JUN 1869 2 YONCALLA OR

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