Fred Winzenried 25yrs dies from Scarlet Fever complications – 1884

sign“Obituary.

Died, at Cloverdale, Oregon, Jan 31, 1884, Fred B, oldest son of C and A Winzenried, aged 25 years, 3 months and 3 days.

The many friends of Fred will be pained to hear of his untimely death.  He suffered very much. He was first attacked by that dread disease, scarlet fever, about six weeks before his death which left him in a weakened condition, but he was up and around until a few days before his death.  He had been predisposed for some time to heart disease, which caused his death.  He was one of the most highly esteemed residents of this vicinity, and all will miss in him a genial friend.  During his residence here he formed many acquaintances, and many of those who knew him have expressed the deepest regret at his departing.  He leaves a father, mother, sisters and brothers to mourn his loss:

Oh hearts that are broken down and weeping, When life and its and its longing are past, You’ll forget all this at his greeting And glance of his face at last.  A Friend.”  Eugene City Guard, Feb 23, 1884, pg. 5, col. 3.

1880 Federal Census – Coast Fork, Lane, Oregon, United States – shows Fred as a child of Chris and Anna Winzenried [Wincenried] along with his siblings.  I did not find Fred on Find-a-Grave, but did find possible relatives.

We don’t hear of Scarlet Fever much anymore.  There is no vaccine for the disease, but today it is treated with antibiotics. It was a leading cause of death of children in the 20th century.  One of the long term complications is heart disease – which sounds like what contributed to Fred’s death.

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Assault at Berry’s Saloon in Junction City Oregon 1884

“Assault.  Lastbar fight Monday at Junction City [OR], while Wm Pitney was standing in front of Berry’s Saloon, Ed Baber approached from behind and struck him over the head with a chair, which knocked him down.  He was prevented by bystanders from striking any more blows.  Parties then sought the City Marshal but it was some time before this individual was found.  In the interval young Baber armed himself with some rocks and threw them at his antagonist but failed to hit him.  He then seized a shot gun from a boy who was passing and snapped the same at Pitney a couple of times, but the gun being unloaded did not accomplish his aim.  Pitney then retired to his home uninjured to any great extent.  Baber then literally “took the town” for a time.  He then made his escape in the direction of Benton county.  Deputy Sheriff Cochran looked for the belligerent individual for several days but failed of getting any trace of him.   It is  said that Baber was quite drunk during the who proceedings.  The attack upon Pitney, we understand, was made on account of an old spite because that gentleman, who is City Recorder, had fine Baber several times.”  Eugene City Guard, Nov. 29, 1884, pg. 5, col. 5.

Buried at Rest Lawn Cemetery west of Junction City is an Edward Baber 1865-1910, whether this is the same Ed Baber.  There is also a William Pitney buried at Luper Cemetery, south east of Junction City.

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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 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  Pg  Place of Death
JONES, J.K. MRS. 11 OCT 1890 5 COBURG OR
JONES, J.O. 7 MAY 1898 3 WEST FORK OR
JONES, J.W. 10 JUL 1896 4 JEFFERSON OR
JONES, JACOB 12 JAN 1867 3 ROSEBURG OR
JONES, JENNY LIND MRS. 7 APR 1888 5 YAKIMA WA
JONES, JESSIE 7 OCT 1895 1 EUGENE OR
JONES, JOHN MRS. 9 DEC 1895 3 JUNCTION CITY OR
JONES, JOSPHINE MRS. 28 JAN 1888 5 EUGENE OR
JONES, KENT 13 AUG 1898 7 HARRISBURG OR
JONES, NED 18 MAR 1892 1 ROSEBURG OR
JONES, RICHARD 28 JUN 1890 5 SPENCER PRECINCT OR
JONES, THOMAS 2 SEP 1882 5 TILLAMOOK OR
JONES, TOMMY 5 AUG 1899 7 LANCASTER OR
JONES, W.R. 22 FEB 1890 3 WESTON OR
JONES, WILLARD P. 12 MAY 1866 3 EUGENE OR
JONES, WILLIAM 29 SEP 1900 1 ARLINGTON OR
JONES, WILLIAM 15 DEC 1900 7 COTTAGE GROVE OR
JORDAN, ELIZABETH A. 17 APR 1893 4 LOST CREEK OR
JORDAN, MARY J. MRS. 20 JAN 1900 1 LOST VALLEY OR
JORDAN, MISS 29 APR 1893 4 LOST CREEK OR
JORDAN, MR. 30 JUL 1864 2 RUBY CITY
JORDAN, MRS. 19 MAY 1894 4 ALBANY OR
JORY, STEPHEN 25 MAR 1882 5 WILLOW CREEK OR
JOSEPH, ANTONE 22 JUL 1893 1 SOUTHERN OR
JOSEPH, ANTONE 11 JUL 1893 1 WILLIAMS CREEK OR
JOSEPH, LOUIE 24 AUG 1878 3 PORTLAND OR
JOSEPSON, M. 5 SEP 1893 4 ROSEBURG OR
JOSYLIN, CELESTIAN 29 OCT 1870 2 YAQUINA BAY OR
JOT, JOHN 1 SEP 1892 1 PORTLAND OR
JOYCE, THOMAS 27 DEC 1902 7 BAKER CITY OR
JUDKINS, B. 2 SEP 1882 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, BERTIE 16 SEP 1882 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, E.A. MR. 28 MAR 1884 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, EDMOND 13 NOV 1897 7 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, LUCINA 28 JUL 1888 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, LUCINDA MRS. 14 JUL 1888 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, SUSAN MRS. 24 SEP 1898 5 JUDKINS POINT OR
JUDKINS, THOMAS 14 MAY 1881 5 EUGENE OR
JUDKINS, THOMAS 11 MAY 1878 3 EUGENE OR
JUNKINS, F.D. MR.’S DAUG 22 SEP 1877 3 EUGENE OR
JUNKINS, MAY 29 SEP 1877 3 EUGENE OR
JUSFUS, LUCINDA MRS. 27 SEP 1893 1 MEDFORD OR
JUSTUS, WILLIAM 10 MAR 1883 1 JACKSONVILLE OR
KAHLER, WILLIAM 29 MAR 1895 1 JACKSONVILLE OR
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Hon. B.F. Harding passes June 16, 1899

5891369_115396408786[1]Hon. B.F. Harding died at his home at Cottage Grove [OR], Friday June 16, 1899, from an attack of paralysis.  He was [the] fourth secretary of the Territory of Oregon. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1832 and came to Oregon in 1849.  He was U.S. attorney before the organization of state government, and was three times a member of the territorial legislature.  In 1862 the legislative assembly elected him to fill the unexpired term of Edward D Baker, in the U.S. Senate, Baker having been killed at the head of his regiment in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff.  Senator Harding served out the term and was succeeded March 4, 1865 by George H. Williams.  Junction City Times (Oregon), Jun 24, 1899, pg. 5, col. 1.

Benjamin Franklin Harding’s grave stone Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove lists his date of birth at 1823 instead of 1832 as listed in the newspaper article. The Find a Grave site gives additional information on him and his family.

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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 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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