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 20 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.

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

JOHNSON, EDGAR J. 17 DEC 1898 4 PENDLETON OR
JOHNSON, GRANT 1 JUN 1901 6 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, GUS 24 APR 1894 1 SILVERTON OR
JOHNSON, J.J. 24 JAN 1893 4 CRESWELL OR
JOHNSON, J.W. PROF. 22 OCT 1898 6 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, J.W. PROF. 24 SEP 1898 4&6 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, J.W. PROF. 24 SEP 1898 7&10 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, JAMES 1 0CT 1870 3 OR
JOHNSON, JOHANN AUGUST 9 SEP 1899 1 COTTAGE GROVE OR
JOHNSON, JOHN 2 SEP 1892 1 TOLEDO OR
JOHNSON, JOHN 21 DEC 1893 2&3 TRENT OR
JOHNSON, JOHN U. 10 JAN 1894 1 DEXTER OR
JOHNSON, JOHN W. 17 SEP 1898 4&7 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, LUCY MRS. 5 SEP 1893 1 ACME OR
JOHNSON, MAGGIE MRS. 22 OCT 1894 4 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, MARTHA 6 AUG 1881 5 JUNCTION CITY OR
JOHNSON, MR. 1 MAR 1884 5 GARDINER BAY OR
JOHNSON, MRS. 29 JAN 1887 5 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, MRS. 4 MAR 1882 5 HAY CREEK OR
JOHNSON, R.B. 17 FEB 1894 4 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, R.L. 19 NOV 1892 4 COLFAX WA
JOHNSON, RHODA 24 DEC 1870 3 OR
JOHNSON, RUFUS 5 SEP 1874 2 WHITE SALMON OR
JOHNSON, S.P. 9 MAY 1874 5 EUGENE OR
JOHNSON, THOMAS 13 NOV 1869 2 OAK POINT WA
JOHNSON, TWIN BABIES 1 NOV 1894 1 DEXTER OR
JOHNSON, WM. 31 JAN 1855 5 HILLSBORO OR
JOHNSON, YOUNG MAN 29 JAN 1892 4 CAYOTE OR
JOHNSTON, LORENA MRS. 9 MAY 1892 4 EUGENE OR
JOHNSTON, LORENA MRS. 10 MAY 1892 4 EUGENE OR
JOHNSTUN, ANDREW 9 SEP 1882 5 PORTLAND OR
JOINES, W.K. 5 DEC 1893 4 EUGENE OR
JONES, 14YR BOY 2 AUG 1879 1 SALEM OR
JONES, ALBERT 1 FEB 1892 4 COAST FORK OR
JONES, ANDREW 26 MAY 1894 4 ROSEBURG OR
JONES, ANNA MRS. 6 APR 1901 1 EUGENE OR
JONES, CLARA 21 OCT 1899 4 JASPER OR
JONES, CLARA 28 OCT 1899 7 JASPER OR
JONES, E. COL. 22 JUN 1889 5 EUGENE OR
JONES, FRANK M. 24 OCT 1893 1 PORTLAND OR
JONES, FREDDIE 24 JUN 1899 1 MOUNTAIN GLEN OR
JONES, GEORGE P. 17 MAY 1902 6 JACKSONVILLE OR
JONES, ISAAC 9 DEC 1893 4 ROSEBURG OR
JONES, ISAAC MRS. 24 DEC 1881 1 ROSEBURG OR

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Knights Templar remember Rev. Edward R Geary

knights tDied – At his home in Eugene City, Or., September 1, 1886, Rev. Edward R. Geary, D.D. His remains were buried in the Masonic Cemetery Thursday afternoon, after impressive funeral services at the Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Geary was born at Hagerstown Md., April 30, 1811, and during his boyhood attended the common schools, from which he entered Jefferson College, completing the classical course and graduating with honor.  After this he went south and taught two years in the State of Alabama, and then occupied the chair for a time as principle of an academy at Alexandria Virginia.  After having been engaged for several years as an instructor he entered the Western Theological Seminary, completing its course.  He removed to Ohio, where he remained for several years engaged in the ministry, to which nearly all the remainder of his life has been devoted.

Dr. Geary came to Oregon in February, 1851, and shared the joys and trials of the pioneers of that early period.  During President Buchanan’s administration he was for three years superintendent of Indian affairs on the coast, and was afterward offered positions of trust under President Lincoln, which he declined.

Dr. Geary’s first wife died in 1844, leaving him two daughters.  He was married to his present widowed wife in 1846, by whom he has had three sons and five daughters.

His life was that of the righteous man, and his end peace.  Of his host of friends it can truly be said, “the mourners go about the streets”.

The following action was taken by Ivanhoe Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, at their meeting last Monday evening:

WHEREAS, The first alarm has been sounded at the entrance to our asylum by Him whom no sentinel may assume to disarm and called Sir Knight Edward R. Geary from the devotions on earth, into full fellowship with Supreme Commander of the Universe; therefore

RESOLVED, That in the death of Sir Knight Geary our commandery has lost a devoted friend, and the fraternity a wise and prudent Christian Counsellor.

RESOLVED, That by the aid of the Light given “to all those who sit in darkness and shadow of death” we will continue to acknowledge our Heavenly Father’ power, and say, “Thy will be done.”

RESOLVED, That in token of regard for the Knight, Christian character of Dr. Geary, his chair and the jewels of Ivanhoe Commandery be draped in mourning for the period of ninety days.

R.S. Bean, F.B. Dunn, G.B. Dorris – Committee

Eugene City Register (Oregon), Sep 8, 1886, pg. 5, col. 5.



Find a Grave lists him as Edward Ratchford Geary and includes two pictures with additional information on him and his family.

Knights Templar Grand Encampment describes the organization and its purpose today.

“Integrity, Obedience, Courage

The Knights Templar is a Christian-oriented fraternal organization that was founded in the 11th century. Originally, the Knights Templar were laymen who protected and defended Christians travelling to Jerusalem. These men took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and were renowned for their fierceness and courage in battle.

Today, the Knights Templar display their courage and goodwill in other ways. They organize fund-raising activities such as breakfasts, dinners, dances, and flea markets. They support Masonic-related youth groups and they raise millions of dollars for medical research and educational assistance.

Currently, Templar membership consists of people from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, clergy, businessmen and entertainment personalities, all of whom profess a belief in the Christian Religion.” Knights Templar

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Milk Man finds Frederick Dudley 80yrs dead in his bed.

dudley“Found Dead in Bed.
Yesterday morning as George Smith was on his rounds delivering milk, he opened the door of the room occupied by Mr. Frederick Dudley, first house west of the Episcopal Church, and found Mr. Dudley lying on his bed with some appearance of having been dead some hours. The coroner, Dr. Prather, was notified and he impaneled a jury, who heard the evidence of Mr. Smith and Dr. Sharples, examining surgeon, and bought in a verdict substantially as follows:
We, the jury impaneled to inquire into the cause of the death of body before us, after having heard the evidence of Geo. Smith and the examining physician, find that death resulted from natural causes. We further find that it the body of Frederick Dudley, about 80 years of age. Signed Aaron Lynch, R.B. Cochran, W.T. Peet, Wm. Fisher, J.P. Ramsey, Chas. Boren.
The body was taken in charge by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was an honored member. The funeral services will be conducted at the Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock p.m. today. Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Dudley was an old and highly esteemed citizen, having resided in this vicinity for many years. His wife died some years since, and his remains will be beside hers. He had many friends, by no relatives in this part of the country.”
Eugene City Register (OR), Sep 22, 1886, pg. 5, col. 4.

Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) records show his wife  Nancy Dudley,  born in Ohio (unknown date) and died on 8/4/1878.  Frederick, born in Connecticut (unknown date) and died on 9/21/1886.

The Find A Grave listing for Frederick Dudley and his wife Nancy has pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley’s grave stones at the Pioneer Cemetery and another obituary for Mr. Dudley.

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Early Eugene Oregon Death Notices/Obituares 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

JANUARY, JOHNNY 29 SEP 1877 3 COTTAGE GROVE OR
JANUARY, SARAH ADALINE 27 SEP 1873 3 COTTAGE GROVE OR
JAQUISH, MR. 19 JUL 1890 5 SPRINGFIELD OR
JARED, FELIX 14 NOV 1896 1 SPRINGFIELD OR
JARETT, MR.’S 9YR SON 17 JUL 1880 5 EUGENE OR
JARETT, MR.’S 9YR SON 31 JUL 1880 5 HARRISBURG OR
JASON, MARY JANE 7 JAN 1895 1 ASHLAND OR
JASPER, MRS.’ LITTLE DAUGHTER 16 NOV 1872 2 UNIOIN OR
JAY, CLAYTON’S 1 OF TWIN SONS 18 OCT 1902 5 BLACHLEY OR
JEANS, JOSEPH 18 MAY 1901 1 EUGENE OR
JEFFRIES, ELI 10 MAY 1902 4 LOWELL OR
JENKINS, ARTHUR 11 MAY 1893 1 THE DALLES OR
JENKINS, LUCY MISS 30 JAN 1892 4 EUGENE OR
JENKINS, MR. 28 MAY 1864 3 HOOD RIVER OR
JENKINS, S. REV. 9 MAR 1895 1 EUGENE OR
JENKINS, SARAH MRS. 22 DEC 1896 4 EUGENE OR
JENKINS, STEPHEN 8 MAR 1895 1 EUGENE OR
JENNIE, OLD (NATIVE AMERICAN) 22 MAY 1893 2 JACKSONVILLE OR
JENNINGS, ADDA MISS 1 FEB 1890 5 IRVING OR
JENNINGS, CYNTHIA MRS. 19 DEC 1891 5 EUGENE OR
JENNINGS, RHODA J. 25 MAR 1899 6 EUGENE OR
JESSUP, BURTON 9 OCT 1897 6 MILTON OR
JEWELL. CHAS L. 27 JUL 1878 2 PENDLETON OR
JO, DR. (NATIVE AMERICAN) 5 APR 1895 1 PENDLETON OR
JOB, J.R. 19 SEP 1895 5 LONG TOM OR
JOB, JAMES C. 26 SEP 1885 5 SPENCER PRECINCT OR
JOE, UMPQUA 27 NOV 1886 1 ROGUE RIVER OR
JOHNANSEN, MR. & MRS. 23 AUG 1884 5 ASTORIA OR
JOHN, INDAIN 26 JUL 1884 5 ELK CREEK OR
JOHN, ONE-EYED 25 NOV 1876 4 ALBANY OR
JOHNS, JOHN A. 22 FEB 1902 2 SALEM OR
JOHNSON, “TAB FOOT” 24 JAN 1895 4 DOUGLAS CO OR
JOHNSON, 3 1/2 YR OLD SON 16 JUL 1896 4
JOHNSON, 7YR OLD 27 JUL 1896 4
JOHNSON, AMOS 2 SEP 1882 5 ASTORIA OR
JOHNSON, ANDREW 20 JUN 1891 4 PORTLAND OR
JOHNSON, ANDREW 2 SEP 1882 5 ASTORIA OR
JOHNSON, BRAKEMAN 6 OCT 1883 6 PORTLAND OR
JOHNSON, CHARLES B. 25 NOV 1876 2 CORVALLIS OR
JOHNSON, CHARLES’ 6YR SON 28 JUL 1892 4 EMPIRE CITY OR
JOHNSON, CHARLES’ 7YR SON 28 JUL 1892 4 EMPIRE CITY OR
JOHNSON, D. 8 SEP 1893 4 SIUSLAW RIVER OR
JOHNSON, EDGAR 3 SEP 1898 6 LAGRANDE OR

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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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