Mrs. J.R. Stiles of Point Terrace dies Nov. 15th, 1899

rhody“Word comes to this office that Mrs J R Stiles of Point Terrace, died Wednesday, November 15th 1899, aged about 64 years.  The funeral services were held Thursday at 3pm by Rev. Knotts of Florence.  Mrs J S Stiles was born and raised in St. Paul of well to do parentage travelling over most every part of United States and Canada in her early life and coming to Oregon about 1889, where she located in Eugene, afterwards removing to her picturesque home at Point Terrace.

Her husband died some years since at Santa Monica, Cal where he had been sent to improve his failing health.

Since her residence in the Siuslaw country Mrs. Stiles has become widely known on account of her great hospitality and active church work.  It was by her effort that the Hope Church was erected at Point Terrace.  She had been post mistress for a number of years and in her official as well as social and literary capacity was always regarded as a very gifted woman.

Her many friends very much regret her sudden departure from this life.”

Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR), November 18, 1899, pg 5, col. 3

Oregon Geographic Names states that Point Terrace was named after Mrs. Josephine R. Styles, the first postmaster.  Oregon Geographic Names, Lewis A. McArthur, 6th ed., rev & enl., by Lewis L McArthur. pg 678.

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituraries

Did you find your ancestor on this page, in a featured obituary or news article? Let me know which posts you enjoy by your Likes at the bottom of the page! This helps me when I am researching for note worthy articles. These historical newspapers are a great read! And please don’t forget to subscribe!

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

HOLYBOSS, YOUNG BOY 11 JUL 1874 2 ALBANY OR
HOLYFIELD, CHARLES 7 MAR 1895 4 DRAIN OR
HOMILY, CHIEF 23 MAY 1891 1 PENDLETON OR
HONIG, ROBERT LEE 5 SEP 1891 5 EUGENE OR
HOOSIER, MARTHA MRS. 7 JUL 1892 4 CROW OR
HOOVER, ESTA 25 JUL 1893 1 MCKAY CREEK OR
HOOVER, JACOB 4 SEP 1886 5 PORTLAND OR
HOOVER, JACOB MRS. 19 DEC 1893 4 HILLSBORO OR
HORD, G.L. DR. 29 AUG 1885 5 COTTAGE GROVE OR
HORDE, JOHN 16 OCT 1875 2 UMATILLA CO OR
HORIER, ANDREW 24 AUG 1892 1 FULTON OR
HORN, CHARLES 10 FEB 1900 7 EUGENE OR
HORN, CHARLES A. 17 FEB 1900 1 EUGENE OR
HORN, CHARLES N. 17 DEC 1898 4 EUGENE OR
HORN, CHARLES N. PRIVATE 19 NOV 1898 7 EUGENE OR
HORN, D. VAN 21 OCT 1893 4 HEPPNER OR
HORN, J.M. MRS. 18 OCT 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HORN, J.M. MRS. 20 OCT 1894 4 EUGENE OR
HORNING, FRANKIE 29 DEC 1894 1 SILVER LAKE OR
HORTON, BERT 31 MAR 1900 7 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 7 APR 1900 5 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 7 JUL 1900 1 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 14 JUL 1900 1 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 16 JUN 1900 5 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 30 JUN 1900 5 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MR. & MRS. 14 APR 1900 5 SKAGWAY AK
HORTON, MRS. 31 MAR 1900 7 SKAGWAY AK
HOUCK, G.W. 23 AUR 1895 1 CORVALLIS OR
HOUCK, GEORGE W. 18 OCT1895 4 MONROE OR
HOUGHTON, HARRY 27 AUG 1898 1 OAKLAND OR
HOUSER, SANDFORD 7 AUG 1897 1 ALPHA OR
HOUSER, SANDFORD S. 14 AUG 1897 6 EUGENE OR
HOUSER, ZOETH MRS. 29 JAN 1898 10 PENDLETON OR
HOUSTON, AMELIA MRS. 17 JAN 1891 5 EUGENE OR
HOUSTON, EDWARD 27 JUN 1891 1 SAN BERNARDINO CA
HOUSTON, MR. 11 JAN 1890 5 OR
HOUSTON, W.M. REV. 10 JUN 1899 1 JUNCTION CITY OR
HOVEY, A.G. 3 DEC 1898 1 EUGENE OR
HOVEY, ABIGAIL DUSTIN MRS. 30 JUN 1883 5 MARIETTA OR
HOVEY, FRANK 7 APR 1877 3 SALEM OR
HOW, MING 15 JAN 1892 1 CANYON CITY OR
HOWARD, BUD 10 SEP 1894 1 BURNS OR
HOWARD, D.W.’S LITTLE SON 31 JUL 1875 3 LONG TOM OR
HOWARD, DAVID W. 22 MAR 1902 5 THE DALLES OR

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Mr. George E. Evans Dies After Serious Illness February 1895

“Died. — At his home on Thirteenth and High Streets, of peritonitis*, Geo. E. Evans, aged 43 years.  The gentleman recently came here from Nebraska, and has been an invalid for some time.  His case has been a peculiar one and has been watched with considerable interest by the medical fraternity.  The disease given is inflammation of the peritoneum, or the thin,  serous membrane investing the whole internal surface of the abdomen and more or less completely all the viscera contained in it.  This advanced until this membrane become paralyzed and he was unable to retain any food.  For thirteen days he has not taken nourishment of any kind.  The funeral service will be conducted under the auspices of the A.O.U.W. and the A.F.& A.M. lodges at 1 p.m. tomorrow, the interment taking place to the Masonic cemetery.”

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

The Eugene Masonic Cemetery lists the following Evans on the burial list: Evans, George E. 1852-1895, Evans, George W. 1829-1853 and Evans, Ernest S. 1869-1920.  Unfortunately the online data base for the cemetery does not give their burial plots so further investigation is needed to determine if George E. Evans is related to the other two. GT

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

*Famous people who have also died of this same condition include: Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, Private William Christman – first military man buried at Arlington and the legendary actor Rudolph Valentino!

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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

Did you find your ancestor on this page, in a featured obituary or news article?  Let me know which posts you enjoy by your Likes at the bottom of the page!  This helps me  when I am researching for note worthy articles. These historical newspapers are  a great read!   And please don’t forget to subscribe!

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

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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