Death of Mrs. C.F. Hurlburt May 1894

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Headstone at Masonic Cemetery Eugene OR

Mrs. Nettie Hurlburt, wife of C.F. Hurlburt, died at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L Davis in this city, on Tuesday evening, May 29, 1894, aged about 27 years.  The immediate cause of death was failure of the lungs as the result of a lingering illness with lagrippe or acute form of pneumonia.  The lady had been ill and unable to rise from her bed since August and her demised had been daily expected for some weeks before the merciless hand of death relieved her of her great suffering.

Deceased’s maiden name was Miss Nettie B. Davis, being the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Davis of this city.  She was born in Lane County, Oregon, on April 20, 1867 and was identified as one of Oregon’s noblest native daughters.  She leaves a grief stricken young husband, father and mother and three sisters and one brother to mourn her untimely death.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Davis, Mr. C.F. Hurlburt, Misses Etta and Fawny Davis, Mrs. Geo Dickinson and Mr. Merritt Davis, father and mother, husband, sisters and only brother of the deceased, have the sympathy of many friends in great sorrow.

Nettie B. Davis was married to C.F.Hurlburt on Feb 11, 1891, and one male child was born to her, it dying however, while an infant.  Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Hurlburt were married they moved to Junction City, in this county, where Mr. Hurlburt is still engaged in the grocery business.

The funeral was conducted from the family residence on Olive Street to the Masonic Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the obsequies being conducted by Rev. G. A. Blair.  A wide circle of sorrowing friends and relatives attend the last and sad rites and join us in extending our sincerest sympathy to the young husband and immediate relatives.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene), 2 Jun 1894, pg 5, col. 4

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City, County, State items Jul 7, 1894

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Lane County Oregon – Lane County Historical Museum photo

Most all papers on their community pages have local items.  Sprinkled among the comings and goings of the local community are found important tidbits of information about our ancestors.  Below is a sampling of what I found on July 7, 1894 in the Oregon State Journal, published in Eugene Oregon.  Brief mentions of  life events, listed are those who were  born, married, committed and died.  Never overlook the local items when doing newspaper research.

Born to the wife of Louis Potter of this city on July 1st, 1894 a twelve-pound boy.

Monday, county clerk, Walker issued marriage permits to Mr. G.W. Potter and Miss Evaline Wilson and Mr. N.M. Bryant and Sarah E. Kirk, all of Lane County, Oregon.

Sheriff Johnson made his first official trip to Salem Friday morning to convey John F. Wilcox, a deaf-mute, to the insane asylum.  Wilcox is a young man 29 years old and has been melancholy and not responsible for his acts during the past two years.

Died at Springfield Oregon July 2, 1894, paralysis, Mr. Matthews Lyons, aged 86 years.

Married in Eugene, on July 3, 1894 Mr. Howard Vincent and Miss Lilly Hendricks, Rev. W.S. Gilbert officiating. The contracting parties live Lost Valley in the county.

Married at the parlors of the Minnesota hotel in this city, on July 4, 1894, Rev W.S. Gilbert officiating, Mr. Ulysses Walker and Miss Lilly Taylor both of Cottage Grove Oregon.

Oregon State Journal (Eugene OR) Jul 7, 1894, pg. 5, col. 1-2.

 

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Andrew Luce accidently shot – 1884

revolver“Accidentally Killed.

Another Case of Didn’t Know it was Loaded.

We hear some particulars of the accidental shooting of a young man up the Middle Fork, about thirty miles distant from Eugene.  As is usually the case the party who was handling the pistol did not know it was loaded.  From Dr. Jones who was called to attend the young man we glean the following particulars.  It appears that two young men were together at the residence of Andrew Luce, one a son of that gentleman aged 19 years, and another by the name of Thorn, 15 years of age, who parents reside in the vicinity of Cottage Grove.  Young Thorn was handling a 38 caliber pistol, believing it to be unloaded, when by some means it was discharged and the ball struck Luce in the abdomen passing into the intestines cutting several besides severing several blood vessels.  After intense suffering he passed away Monday evening just as Dr. Jones arrived.  The custom of carrying firearms is entirely too prevalent, and should be checked.”  Eugene City Guard, Nov. 15, 1884, pg. 5, col. 2.

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New steamer being built to transport goods on Willamette River to Eugene Oregon 1894

Albany_(steamboat)_on_Willamette_River,_circa_1910“ANOTHER STEAMBOAT.

The O.R. & N. Co. Proposes Running a River Steamer to Eugene.

J.A. McNeill, general traffic agent of the O.R. &  N. Co., of Portland, spent last night in Eugene, making arrangements for the running of a regular steamer to Eugene.  The company is building a new boat at Portland specially designed for the upper river, and when she is completed about five weeks from now, she will be placed on the route.  The boat is of light draught and draws only twelve inches, therefore, will be enable to run here at a very low stage of water.  Mr. McNeill says that they intend giving Eugene an excellent service, and hopes to do at least a portion of the business. What the people want here is a regular service, and whoever gives it at a reasonable price will do the business.  E. J. McClanahan is the company’s agent at this place, and will also transact business for the river steamer.” Daily Eugene Guard (Oregon), Dec. 28, 1894 pg 1, col. 1.

I often ride my bike along the extensive path system along the river here in Eugene and see how low the water runs here in August.  I am sure much has changed in the river since 1894, with the introduction of dams to control winter flooding, but it is hard to imagine any boat other than a jet boat making it up the shallow waters of summer time.  It might be noted that the Mr. McNeill’s visit was in December when the Willamette River runs much higher!

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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

KANE, FRED’S DAUGHTER 22 SEP 1900 7 SUMPTER OR
KANOFF, J.A. MR. 6 OCT 1883 5 CRESTON IA
KASTERSON, MARGARET A. 13 AUG 1898 6 DEXTER OR
KAUBLE, DAVID 4 AUG 1900 7 COBURG OR
KAUBLE, OLIVER P. 25 MAY 1901 7 COBURG OR
KAUFFMAN, A.S. MRS. 5 JUL 1902 10 EUGENE OR
KAUFFMAN, JACOB 6 OCT 1900 10 EUGENE OR
KAUFMAN, JACOB 10 MAR 1900 5 EUGENE OR
KAY, THOMAS 5 MAY 1900 1 SALEM OR
KAYS, HENRIETTA MRS. 7 JUL 1892 4 FOLEY SPRINGS OR
KEAGLE, CHRIS “OLD CHRIS” 26 FEB 1887 5 EUGENE OR
KEARNEY JR., TOM 13 NOV 1895 1 ASHLAND OR
KEATER, J.K. 22 DEC 1866 1 CANYON CITY OR
KEELER, MARSHAL 7 SEP 1867 3 THE DALLES OR
KEENAN, F.L. 22 DEC 1900 1 PORTLAND OR
KEENAN, FRED L. 15 DEC 1900 7 PORTLAND OR
KEENE, M.A. MRS. 16 NOV 1889 5 ALAMEDA CA
KEENEY, AMANDA J. MRS. 3 OCT 1892 4 GOSHEN OR
KEENEY, GEORGE 14 NOV 1891 5 ALBANY OR
KEENEY, VAWTER LYNN 12 SEP 1891 5 GOSHEN OR
KEHR, MR & MRS’S 4YR DAUGHTER 5 JAN 1901 4 JUNCTION CITY OR
KEITH, MATTEW 18 FEB 1888 5 PORTLAND OR
KEIZER, JOHN B. 16 APR 1870 3 SALEM OR
KEIZUR, T.B. 24 JUN 1871 2 SALEM OR
KELLEY, ANNABEL MISS 16 JUL 1898 5 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLEY, ANNIE MISS 9 JUL 1898 4 NEWPORT OR
KELLEY, EMMA MISS 14 SEP 1894 1 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLEY, F.L.’S ONLY CHILD 30 DEC 1892 4 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLEY, GEO 3 MAY 1892 1 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLEY, HAYWOOD R. 29 NOV 1892 6 EUGENE OR
KELLEY, HEBERT J. 16 FEB 1894 4 EUGENE OR
KELLEY, JAS 26 MAY 1883 5 SALEM OR
KELLOGG, D.F. DR. 25 OCT 1867 2 THE DALLES OR
KELLOGG, TIM 6 SEP 1890 5 MCKENZIE OR
KELLY, ELSIE 2 AUG 1902 4 AMIS OR
KELLY, EMMA MISS 6 SEP 1894 4 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLY, FRANK 1 APR 1896 4 BUTTEVILLE
KELLY, FRANK 8 SEP 1900 3 PENDLETON OR
KELLY, H.M. 13 SEP 1890 5 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLY, HALL J. 28 FEB 1874 1 PALMER MA
KELLY, J.F. 25 FEB 1893 4 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLY, JOHN HON. 22 JUN 1901 1 EUGENE OR
KELLY, JOSEPH MR. 12 APR 1890 5 PLEASANT HILL OR
KELLY, MARCUS 10 OCT 1895 4 CRESWELL OR
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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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