The Eugene Morning Register was published in Eugene, OR for many years before it merged with the Eugene Daily Guard in 1930 – becoming the Eugene Register – Guard, that is still published today. If you are looking for current obituaries in the Lane County, Oregon area please click this link Register – Guard .
I previously published an index of deaths recorded in Eugene, OR newspapers up until the beginning of the Oregon Death Index (1903) – an index of death certificates filed with the State of Oregon. As I did research I found that in the early years many deaths were not recorded with a death certificate. I hope that this index will help bridge that gap. To find the death notice or obituary indexed here see my research services.
These names are either from a death notice, an obituary or related article. This blog’s search feature will search all names that I have ever posted here.
Name, Issue date, Place of death & Cemetery if listed.
MCREADY, MARGARET A. MRS. 20 AUG 1908 5 EUGENE OR IOOF
INMAN, H.B. MRS. 23 AUG 1908 8 PORTLAND OR IOOF
BOLTER, FRANK 24 AUG 1908 1 EUGENE OR
NICHOLS, JACK 24 AUG 1908 1 EUGENE OR
INMAN, H.B. MRS. 25 AUG 1908 5 PORTLAND OR IOOF
SCHWARTZ, RAY 25 AUG 1908 5 EUGENE OR
BAILEY, GEORGE 25 AUG 1908 5 EUGENE OR
PEEBLER, FAY DELANO 25 AUG 1908 8 PORTLAND OR
NICHOLS, JOHN 26 AUG 1908 5 EUGENE OR
SCHWARTZ, RAY 26 AUG 1908 5 JUNCTION CITY OR
BAILEY, GEORGE 26 AUG 1908 5 EUGENE OR IOOF
CANNON, JOHN 6YR 26 AUG 1908 8 EUGENE OR IOOF
DILLARD, HORACE 27 AUG 1908 8 BURNS OR
LATTIN, WM’S 2YR DAUG 29 AUG 1908 5 OREGON CITY OR
POLLACK, THOMAS 1 SEP 1908 5 EUGENE OR IOOF
BOURNE, BEATRICE MRS. 1 SEP 1908 5 PORTLAND OR TO SAN DIEGO CA
WILLIAMS, S.S. MR. & MRS.’ INF SON 2 SEP 1908 2 DREWSEY OR
WILLIS, MANNEAN 3 SEP 1908 8 HOOD RIVER OR
BRYANT, PEARL EDITH 5YR 3 SEP 1908 8 FRANKLIN OR
VAN DUYN, D.C. 4 SEP 1908 5 LINCOLN NE
Items of note: Train wrecks 2 miles south of Irving – four dead and many injured. The Cottage Grove Local travelling from Portland wrecks 2 miles South of Irving (just north of Eugene). The train struck and killed a bull belonging to Nancy Bushnell. Photos of the train wreck appeared in the Morning Register on August 27, 1908, pg. 4. Local pictures of this nature are very unusual for this time period in the Morning Register. Those killed in the accident were Jack (John) Nichols – the engineer, Frank Bolter – the fireman, Ray Schwartz of Junction City and George Bailey, both young men who were “stealing a ride on the train”. In an article appearing on August 28, 1908, pg 1, it was reported from the Rail Road Commission that 1/2 of all wreck victims on Oregon trains are stole aways. Mrs. Beatrice Bourne formerly of Eugene, her late husband “conducted a grocery store here.”