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Obituaries of Bollenbaughs

by Peggy Bollenbaugh



Oregon lost a native son and Jefferson County lost one of the earliest of the irrigation farmers when Ralph Bollenbaugh died in Prineville after a lengthy illness at the age of 75.
Born November 23, 1891, at Canyonville, Oregon, Ralph Bollenbaugh had been a farmer here for 21 years.
He is survived by his son, Ralph Bollenbaugh Jr., Madras, three brothers, Elton, Madras; H. Fritz, Portland; and Herman, Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Audrey Crahane, Salem; and four grandchildren.
A veteran of World War I, he was a member of John Sloss Post No. 125, American Legion, Madras. He was also a member of South Umpqua Masonic Lodge No. 72, A.F. and A.M., Al Kader Shrine Temple of Portland and the Central Oregon Shrine Club. Funeral services under the direction of the Madras Evergreen Chapel were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church of Madras with the Rev. David Dunning officiating. A committal service under the auspices of Sought Umpqua Masonic Lodge No. 72, A.F. and A.M. was scheduled for 11 am. Wednesday at the Masonic cemetery at
Pallbearers at the funeral service in Madras were Herbert Dicus, Leroy Grote, Sumner C. Rodriguez, Lloyd Root, Ed Mollman, and George Gates.

(Ralph Bollenbaugh Sr. born November 23, 1891, died July 22, 1967)

George M. Bollenbaugh, a pioneer citizen of Canyonville, died at his home in that place Sunday November 2, 1925, aged 67 years 8 months and 2 days. Mr. Bollenbaugh was born at Salem, and while yet a young lad moved with his parents to Canyonville, where he lived until his death. Deceased is survived by the widow and seven children, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral, which was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Call, pastor of the Canyonville church. There are five sons and two daughters in the family, all of whom live in Southern Oregon, and they are: Ralph, of Klamath Falls; Elton and Dan, of Canyonville; Harold of Myrtle
Point; Hermann of Medford; two daughters Mrs. Joe Crahane of Oak Ridge and Lucille who lives at home.

Elton Bollenbaugh, 83, of Canyonville passed away in a Roseburg hospital Dec. 12, 1976. He was born in Canyonville on Aug 11, 1893.
He was married to Elsa Marie Kimmel Dec. 31, 1893, in Roseburg. She preceded him in death on June 14, 1954.
He was a 50-year member of Canyonville Masonic Lodge, an army veteran of World War I and a member of the VFW and belonged to Eastern Star. He had owned and operated Pacific Garage in Canyonville and was a former mayor and fire chief in Canyonville.
Survivors are a brother, Herman of Portland; a sister, Audrey Crahane of Salem and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Dec. 16 at 1p.m. at Canyonville Methodist Church.
The Rev. Bob Shaffer and the Rev. John Wood will officiate. Ritualistic services will be conducted by Canyonville Lodge.
Internment will at IOOF cemetery in Canyonville. Ganz Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel S. Ballenbaugh, 53, resident of Canyonville, died Wednesday, August 31, after a short illness. He was born Jan. 28, 1896, in Canyonville and had lived his entire life in that community. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are four brothers; Ralph, Madras; Elton, Canyonville; Harold and Herman both of Portland, and a sister, Mrs. Audrey Crahane, Sweet Home.
Graveside services in charge of the Roseburg Funeral Home will be held Friday, Sept 2, at 2 p.m. in the Masonic cemetery in Canyonville.

Family History
Daniel Jackson Bollenbaugh, was born April 9, 1831, in Fairfield Co. OH. Daniel came west on his 21st birthday, in 1852 from Iowa. He settled on donation land claim #334 of 320 acres. He married Kathryn Jane Swarts on Oct. 30, 1853, in Salem, Marion Co. OR. He was a miner and landowner in Canyonville, Douglas Co., OR. He died May 30, 1918 in Canyonville, Douglas Co., OR
Daniel's and Kathryn's children are:
Simon, Mary Elizabeth "Tiny", George M., Albert J., Lorenzo, Henry, Sarah J., Harriet "Hattie" Emily, Printha, Daniel Otis.
George worked on "P" Ranch for Peter French. Rode to The Dalles during an Indian attack and brought soldiers back.
Simon, Mary, and George were among the first students in the first school in Canyonville.

George Moses Bollenbaugh, was born Jan 30, 1956 in Salem, OR. He was a ranchhand and hydraulic miner in Canyonville.
He married Dora A Russell, who was the daughter of Cyrus Russell and Amanda Roberts. Two other pioneer families in Canyonville.
George died Nov 2, 1924.
George and Dora's children are:
Ralph, Elton, Daniel C., Harold "Fritz", Nora B., Audrey, Herman George, Lucille.
It is believed the George and Dora were divorced. Dora married a Mr. Huntley.

Joseph Russell was born 1800 in Kentucky. He moved to Oregon Sept 1852. His occupation was farmer. His wife was Mary "Polly" Highsmith, who died in Lincoln Co. MO.
Their children are:
William A., Elizabeth C., Rachael Amanda, Samuel L., Louisa A., Joseph N., Riley M., Edna J., Patsy Ellen, Cyrus

Cyrus D. Russell born 4 Mar 1842 in Lincoln Co., MO. Married Amanda Roberts (believed to be 1st white child born in Canyonville) on 29 Sept 1872. He was a farmer.
Their children are:
Dora A., Leonard, George W., Claude, Oland?, Aidie

Jesse Roberts b. 1813 in Kentucky, was a Hotel Keeper. His wife was Mary Jane of Tennessee. It is believed that Jesse platted out townsite and named it Canyonville in 1858. He died 28 Nov. 1861.
Their children are:
Emily Jane, George (stage driver), Napoleon (saloon keeper), Jasper, Mary, Amandy (born on Roberts Creek), Newton, Jesse V., Jacob


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