Category Archives: Junction City History

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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Assault at Berry’s Saloon in Junction City Oregon 1884

“Assault.  Last 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 … Continue reading

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Drowning claims another Lane County Youth

“Boy Drowned Vernon Uttenger, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Uttenger of this place, was drowned in the slough east of town Thursday afternoon. The particulars are about as follows:  Vernon Uttenger, Silva and Baxter Moore … Continue reading

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Private Wm Cook first Lane County Casuality in Philippine War

“Private Wm Cook Killed. Dispatches from the battle in the Philippine war brings the sad intelligence of the death of Wm. Cook of this city [Junction City, OR], the first Lane county boy to fall in battle.  He was among … Continue reading

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New Mother Takes Her Own Life, 1899

“Death by Suicide. Mrs. Frank Llewellyn, who resides on the Washburne farm, committed suicide Friday morning while the family were at breakfast.  She had been sick for some time as the result of child birth and occupied a bed in … Continue reading

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Junction City Fruit Dryer nearing completion Sept 1898.

“Times Sept 3:  Bushneil & Mahon expect to have the dryer ready to receive fruit Monday.  A large force of men have been at work for the past three weeks and every effort made to push the work to an early completion.  … Continue reading

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Tragic Death of Marcellus B. Pitney September 20, 1895

“Death of M.B. Pitney. It seems that we were misinformed last week as to some of the facts relating to [the] sad accident which caused the death of M.B. Pitney. He had just finished his dinner when the storm came up when … Continue reading

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