Category Archives: Eugene History

Isaac Stull Swearingen Oregon Pioneer dies 1884

“Obituary. Isaac Stull Swearingen, was born Sept 2, 1812 in Kentucky; about 1830 he moved to Vermillion county, Illinois.  He was married Nov 22, 1848, to Miss Evaline Boyd, and lived to have had ten children, five of whom are … Continue reading

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Robbery and burglary run rampant in Lane County Oregon August 1894

“Robbery and burglary seem to have been rampant in Lane County last Saturday and Sunday.  A very bold robbery is reported to have occurred just east of Eugene last Sunday night and although the highwaymen only got $ 3.43 and … Continue reading

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Death of Mrs. C.F. Hurlburt May 1894

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 … Continue reading

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City, County, State items Jul 7, 1894

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 … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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Knights Templar remember Rev. Edward R Geary

Died – 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 … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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