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Current Morrow County Oregon Queries
January 17, 2008
I am trying to date a studio photo that was taken in Heppner, Oregon, by Theo. Danner, Artist. Does anyone know when this photographic studio might have been in existence?I believe the time frame for the photo could be anywhere between 1880 and 1910, and would like to narrow it down a bit, if possible.
October 31, 2007
I am researching my father's family, MASON. His grandfather, Joe Mason, settled on Rhea Creek in 1871 (Homesteads and Heritages: History of Morrow Co., OR. Giles ,1971). My own Grandfather (The first Joe Mason's son) was born in 1887 near Ione on the family ranch on Rhea Creek. To,add to the "name game", my father (ALSO Joseph Mason) was born in Prineville in 1923. Janet Mason Langland 4409 SW Obsidian, Redmond, OR 97756.
November 14, 2006
Would like an obit for a Frank G. BACKSCHIES who died in Morrow County on 12 July 1969. His wife's name was Sallie.
October 19, 2006
I am seeking information on a George M. KREBS (and his direct descendants) that worked on sheep farm in the vicinity of Morgan/Cecil/Ione in or around 1950. He may have been a biology professor at Portland Community College later in his life. Any information about his birthday, date of death and parents would also be helpful.
September 25, 2006
Joyce Quinlin Gray
I have been researching the history of my father's family who made their home in Irrigon, Oregon, from approximately 1903 to 1906/07. In reading thru copies of the newspaper, Irrigon Oregon Irrigator, I found many mentions of the family concerning their activities, business, and what was going on in their personal lives. However, in reading the website for the history of Morrow County, particularly the page giving information on the early days, people, and businesses of Irrigon, I see no mention of my family, and feel that they should also be included. My great-grandparents were John and Eliza QUINLIN, who moved from Moscow, Idaho to Irrigon in 1905. Their children were Joseph, George, Philip, Lorena, Margaret and Bessie. Joseph, Philip, George Quinlin owned the butcher shop in Irrigon in 1904 thru 1906. In 1904, Joseph Quinlin was referred to the as the "jolly butcher". I am not certain where the butcher shop was located in Irrigon at that time. In 1905, the barber shop was "removed" to Mr. Bower's building on Railroad Street, the butcher shop was the moved into that space by the owners of the building, the Quinlin Brothers. Lorena Quinlin then opened a restaurant adjoining the butcher shop. In an article of February 21, 1906, it is mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. Claude Baty will be keeping house in the Quinlin building, and using the front room as his barber shop. Other articles mention two of the children attending school, Maggie and Bessie Quinlin, and the fact that Mrs. Quinlin belonged to the Ladies Aid Society. I have written to the Baptist Church in Irrigon, trying to locate any existing church records for the early 1900's, but the letter came back, undeliverable. I have sent a letter in care of the post master, hoping it could be delivered to the church, and heard nothing.
If you have any suggestions where i might locate plat records, church records, any existing records of the early businesses (I was told by the family that the Quinlin Brothers also ran the slaughterhouse that supplied beef to the railroad camps), any record of the restaurant, the Quinlin building, school records, old photos - I would very much appreciate your help. I have written to the Morrow County Historical Society, but that is another letter that has gone unanswered.
August 17, 2005
I am researching ancestors with the surname of HYND. Jack Hynd, Sr. and his father William Hynd and any related persons. My Grand-father was Charles Herbert Hynd.
July 26, 2005
I am researching the ancestors and descendants of the following families: Mary Agnes GILLESPIE, George C. Gillespie, Alexander Gillespie, Jackson Lee MORROW.
January 12, 2005
My grandparents, Arthur (1871-1949) and May CHAFFEE (1878-1960), moved to Boardman about 1920, my father and at least 5 of his siblings attended Boardman schools: Adna (married Edna Broyles), Arthur (Bud), Helen (married Carroll Kennedy), John (married Deane Schaumberg), Mary (married Alvin Fegles), and my father Alan (married Miriam Caswell), all except Deane now deceased. Would like to be in contact with anyone who has any memory of them. I have a photograph of Boardman High School students, 1935-1936. I am willing to share via email attachment.Would also like to identify class members other than my father, Alan V. Chaffee, and possibly his older sister, Mary Ann (Chaffee) Fegles.
December 8, 2004 Arnold Nash
Searching for the above Maria SLOCUM, aged 88, lived in Heppner, OR in 1910 with son Eugene Slocum, daughter Mary Ann Thomas and two Thomas grandchildren. Maria was widow of Lorin Slocum of Pennsylvania. Is she buried in Heppner? Also, searching for the burial site of MARIA TERESA SLOCUM who died 3 July 1910. In 1910 census she lived in Heppner, Morrow, Oregon with son Eugene Slocum. Any information regarding Maria and/or her family would be appreciated.
November 4, 2004
Looking for information on Wallace H. BUDDEN who married Elfie ? in November 1916. Any information from marriage record or copy of marriage record would be appreciated.
October 22, 2004
I am searching for information on Mrs. Henry GERBER whose death is listed as August 24, 1920 in Morrow Co. Oregon.
August 16, 2004
I am researching my father's family. His mother was Mabel Montague and his father Ralph BRIGGS. I know Ralph was born 12/14/1902 and was born in Wisconsin. My Grandma had two sisters Edna Montague and Estelle Montague. She was the youngest of the sisters. I am still trying to find her date of birth. According to my father's birth cert she was born in Oregon. My father's name is Bob Martin Briggs. I was also told by a relative that my grandma was born on a reservation. I would appreciate any help uncovering my family history. Thank you so much in advance.
July 28, 2004
I am trying to locate some information on a William SMITH, supposedly he was related to some :"HALLS" and Hiram /Hattie"Johnson" that lived in or around Heppner in the early 1900's. and later. Any info would be appreciated.
June 24, 2004
I am researching the names CULICK, MUNKERS, AYERS and MORGAN. All coming from the Culick side of the family. One daughter married Gussie "Jack" Ayers, another married first James Morgan and second to Mr. Munkers.
June 9, 2004
I am looking for information on Hannah Mary GALLOWAY, who is buried at the Sand Hollow Cemetery in Lexington. She was born in 1860/61, was married to Jonathan Travis HOSKINS 17 Nov 1878, and died Jan 21, 1887. I am looking for an obituary, and the names of her family members.
Any help would be appreciated.
June 30, 2004
Seeking information on Gladys LAMB and husband Delber WALKER. They married in Spokane, WA on August 1, 1936, listing their residence as Ione, OR. This is the second marriage for both. Gladys was married first to Ray (Raymond) Lamb and had a daughter Betty Ray Lamb (her own middle name was Ray). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. We have information on the Lamb family to share with Betty if we are able to locate her or any descendants. Than you!
February 17, 2004
I am looking for any information regarding a Walter ALLISON, born in or near 1882. He was the son of Arilla (SNOW) Allison and a W. O. Allison, I believe. He was also the brother of Pearl Snow (Allison) Garland, born 1883. Thank you!
January 3, 2004
I am looking for information on Ross E. Everett and Anna Fristoe KEENEY or KEELEY. They were married in Ione, Oregon in 1907. She was in Heppner in 1895 with her family James and Hattie FRISTOE. Her sister Blanche was killed in the Great Flood. There is a J Fristoe listed at the cemetery in Heppner. No information on that person. I am imagining it may be her father James.
September 29, 2003 Barbara
I am trying to find information about my Grandmother who was born in Morrow County and went to school there. She was born approximately 1890, and had several brothers. They lived on a farm. Her name was Annie (Anna May) PERZONIS. We do not have any other information other than her name and the County Name. Her family were originally from the North of Italy. Apparently the courthouse that had records of her birth had burnt down with the loss of all records. I would appreciate any information that anyone may have on this family name.
June 24, 2003
Jan.1, 1897 the body of OTIS D. LOGAN was found near the home of BOB DEXTER. The Coroner Mr. VAUGHN found he had been intoxicated and going home late at night accompanied by JACK ROMJUE (or HORNJUE). JACK MCKENZIE and BOB DEXTER both gave testimony to these facts. The jury consisted of Jas. Tolbert, H.C.Hanby, Harry Phillips, Joe Potter and Ed Templeton. If anyone has any information concerning this event or where the body of LOGAN is buried I would appreciate the information.
May 21, 2003 Michael
Am trying to trace my McELLIGOTT cousins in Morrow County. I am descended from Marguarite McElligott Schmidt b. May 20 1892 in Ione, Morrow, OR, daughter of Jerimiah John McElligott and Maggie Kennedy. My mother was Marie Schmidt Smithson and her father was Henry W. Schmidt. Would like to correspond and exchange information. Thanks, Michael L. Smithson Box 2207 Southern Pines, NC 28388-2207
April 27, 2003
I am looking for the children of Francis and Nancy Shafer GENTRY. In 1882 they came to Morrow County at the forks of Willow Creek. They homesteaded five miles north of Heppner.
April 27, 2003 Rosemary
My husband's great grandfather was John STEIN and perished in the flood. He was never referred as Stine, which is shown under his name. I'm curious where that spelling came from. We found his name on a list of deceased in the Oregonion newspaper. He is buried in Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, OR. He left a wife and children in Portland. They were getting ready to join him in Heppner when the flood happened
April 24, 2003 Marie
I'm looking for an obituary for Joseph A. CUNHA who died on Nov 28, 1999 in Heppner, OR. Does anyone know what local newspapers would list obits? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
April 22, 2003
I am looking for a Bernard Henry CLAGGETT born May 24, q905, died Oct 24 1996. I believe him to be a half brother to my grandfather. His parents names were Isaac Claggett and Elizabeth Morgan. Elizabeth died in 1886 Warsaw, Wisconsin. Isaac then married Mary Ann Kirkpatrick. Isaac died Dec.10 1929 in Mora Minnesota. If you can help It would be wonderful. Thank you for your time.
April 15, 2003 Kit
I am looking for information on the GALLOWAY and HOSKINS families who lived in the Buttercreek area, specifically Hannah Mary Galloway (b.1861, d.1887) who married Jonathan Travis Hoskins (b.1851 d.1925) Nov 17, 1878. If anyone has information on where their home was located, it would be greatly appreciated.
March 30, 2003 L.
My father and uncle during their childhood, were good friends of the MOORE family in Morrow/Gilliam County Oregon. The children were Josephine Moore, Brian Moore, Mary Moore, and Lee Moore. The family later moved to Milton Freewater, Oregon. I have photographs taken circa 1917 of this family. I would like to send these photographs to descendants. Jack DAVIS and his wife and her sister, Nina lived in the area of Morrow/Gilliam County Oregon. They owned Fairview and farms all over the area. They gave a family picture to my grandmother, Hattie Logan. I would like to mail this original photo to descendants. Please contact me at ljmasters at networld dot com.
Among my family photographs are two 5x7 woodcuts of either candidates or elected officials likely officers in Gilliam or Morrow County Oregon. They are John T. DANIEL, County Clerk and Josh B. THOMAS Deputy County Clerk. These probably would have been men serving possibly as early as the 1890's and before 1920. If you can establish that you are a descendant of either of these men, I will send you the appropriate woodcut. Please e-mail me at ljmasters at networld dot com.
March 16, 2003 Troy Stantliff
I am trying to get additional information about Thomas L. STANTLIFF; he was listed in the First War Census posted in the Heppner Gazette Times on June 14, 1917 as living in the Lena Precinct of Morrow County. I believe this to be my great uncle who was originally from Carroll County, VA. My great uncle was born May 5, 1887 to William Henry Stantliff and Rachel Jane FORTNER. Any information such as marriages etc would be greatly appreciated.
January 11, 2003
I'm trying to find information on a J. K. CARR of Morrow County, Oregon, whose baby died in the Heppner flood of June 14, 1903. A stained glass window in the Episcopal church in Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon, says "In loving memory of Lilias, infant daughter of J. K. and F. S. Carr - Baptized into Jesus through the flood - June 1903. a matching window opposite this says, "A thank offering to God for signal mercies, June 14 1903, G. C. & L. C." Mr. J. K. Carr was named as the builder of a new home in Heppner in a July 2, 1903 newspaper article.
I'm also seeking information on a Rev. C. H. LAKE. This man said services for the dead at the Heppner Cemetery in Morrow County, Oregon after the tragic flood of June 14, 1903. I have found no other reference to him. He was not a permanent pastor of any of the churches in that town at the time.
December 15, 2002 Tubasat@aol.com
After 15 years of searching we have just discovered that MARY MARTEN CHAMBERLAIN died near Heppner on June 4 1887 and was buried there. Does anyone know where she is buried? The family only lived in the area for a short time. Her maiden name was HAYES.
October 12, 2002 Wayne
I have info available on much of my great grandfather George DYKSTRA who lived in Heppner around the late 1800s and early 1900s along with my grandfather. My father George Ernest Dykstra was born in Heppner in 1907.
September 2, 2002 Jeri Iler
There is a John ILER buried at the Lexington Cemetery. Born 1-11-1898 Died 1-18-1898 These dates were found in the museum archives. There are no dates on the headstone. I would like more information on this infant, who were his parents?
John Wesley Iler Born 27 Sep 1854 Gales Creek, Washington, Oregon Died 6 Oct 1936 Heppner, Morrow, Oregon Father: Savil W. Iler Mother: Caroline Lee Married Nancy Jane (Jennie) Ray Born 13 Feb 1856 Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Died 17 Jan 1937 Heppner, Morrow, Oregon Father: Lester Ray Sr. Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Pictures of John Wesley Iler and Nancy Jane are in the museum - also articles on the computer Children: Neva Pearl Iler - married William LeTrace Millie Caroline Iler - never married Roy Ray Iler- My grandfather - married Delphia Edythe Hiatt Emma Myrtle Iler - married George Evans of Heppner Ella Willetta - died in infancy Ralph Russell - died in infancy
September 2, 2002 Peggy
I am looking for information on Sterling Cyrus SMITH. He was my Great Grandfather. I believe he was a circut-riding preacher as well as a well-known photographer. I understand that he photographed for magazines such as National Geographic. I would also like any information on my Grandmother, Gladys Viola SMITH who was born in Heppner. She later married John Harry BUCKLES whom we have very little information on.
June 19, 2002 Betty
I'm looking for any info on Valentine B. Huber, especially his obit. The info I have from his brother's obit. from 1956. It states, Valentine was living in Mikkalo.
March 19, 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am seeking information regarding Benjamin A WILLIS and Lennie LEFFLER Who were Married in Morrow county (quite likely Heppner, OR) on Feb. 14, 1895. I believe these to be my Great Grandparents.
March 13, 2002
Query on: GRAND RONDE, NORTH MORROW COUNTY, OREGON
In 1860, H&K Enterprises established the River Port of GRAND RONDE. It was centered at or near the present day Marina and Day Park. Another version: which is correct.? Grande Ronde Landing In 1862 A.J. Kane built Grande Ronde Landing eight miles below the mouth of the Umatilla River. The first place of business was a hotel - a canvas on the ground was used as a table, and meals were cooked on a log fire.
Is the K in H&K Enterprises for A.J. KANE.?
Would like information on: Post Office / First Postmaster School / Teacher Business's Bank Law
Surname's of Families living there
Plat of Grand Ronde Landing / Date when Filed
February 25, 2002 Mary
Searching for descendents of Isaac KNIGHTEN and Rebecca MCBEE Knighten who lived in Morrow Co OR. Allied names are SHANER, COMPTON, WRIGHT, FURLONG, ASHBAUGH and WARREN.
January 16, 2002 Kevin
I would like to add my name to the listing if at all possible. I descend from Emaline SHOBE Willingham Howard 1834-1930 in Heppner. Her brother was Dr. Allen J. Shobe the first physician in the town. I have a great deal of information on the family --especially looking for descendants of the daughters of Emaline and John WILLINGHAM. Please respond to my personal email: email@example.com
January 5, 2002 Bonnie
I have a picture of H. MC FARLAND on a card . I'd like to share a copy of it with anyone that is searching H. McFarland. It say's he was from Morrow Co. Or. It as in some FIELDS - MOORE family album. Would like to know his connection to this family.
January 3, 2002 Patt
Is there someone out there that can send me a picture of a headstone?James GALLOWAY 15 Oct. 1829 - 22 Oct. 1896 Baker/King/Fairveiw/Tews Cemetery Ione.Also any other info anyone has on him. Where he lived and with who would be nice. Any family he had in the area also. Thanks.
January 2, 2002 Jamie
My Great Grandmother was a LOVGREN from Morrow County, I am looking for any info on the Lovgrens that lived there late 1890. Share stories . I have located some family there, they are very respectful and kind people. Everyone looking for answers to their genes, don't give up there are special people waiting out there wondering too.
August 16, 2001 Linda
I recently received obituary of Matilda CatherineMcCRAW from the Heppner Gazette Times. It stated that she was buried at the Masonic Cemetery in Heppner next to "the grave of Mr. McCraw who died in 1914". My family records show that he was buried in Carroll County, VA. Does anyone know for sure if he is really buried in the Masonic Cemetery? I am also looking for information on their two sons, Jacob Allen (d. 1912) and Green Waller (d. 1927), who are also buried in the same cemetery. Thank you.
July 13, 2001 Jerry
My mother was born in Heppner on December 15, 1905. Her name was Regina December JONAS and her parents were Mr and Mrs Guy Jonas. Would you know if there are any records of her birth, etc. that I could secure or who I could
contact to do so? Thank you!
July 27, 2001 Gary Moore
O understand in the courthouse there is a plaque in memory of those MIA in the Korean War, one of those names would be WARDEN, from Boardman. I need to know his first name and any other information that is there. There is a website remembering those lost and MIA in Korean war and want to place his name there.
July 1, 2001 Victoria Sills
I am looking for any information on Elijah and Melvinia "HILL" ADAMS who came to Heppner, Oregon by covered wagon in the very late 1800's. Melvinia "Hill" Adams was my great-great aunt. I am specifically looking for information on her side of the family. If anyone has any information, please contact me. I have an old letter that was written by her daughter, which includes some family history, I would gladly share with other family members.
April 30, 2001 Nikki
Any records for the Lexington Grand/High school during the years 1918-1923?? My mother, Claudia B. MC MILLAN went to this school during those years.
I need info on Lexington School attendance records for the years 1918 through 1923.
April 23, 2001 Roberta
I am a former student of the Lexington , Oregon, schools. I attended grades one through nine there, finishing the ninth grade in 1943. My father was John J. MILLER, uncle of Tad Miller, who still lives in Morrow Co. My mother lives in Portland, Oregon, and will be 100 years old in October 2001. We are having a reunion in Portland in August. Anyone who might remember my mother can contact Tad and Melba to send her birthday greetings if they wish to do so.
I just found your website today and have enjoyed reading the account of the Heppner flood. I remember our teacher, Mrs. Lillian Turner, telling us about it and the heroic ride of Leslie Matlock. I think I had a classmate in the early grades named Juanita Matlock.
The names of my brothers and sister are as follows: John J. Miller, Jr. (Jack) , whose widow and two children all live in Seattle. Roberta Miller Matches (that's me). I now live in Lubbock, Texas. My husband, Dr. Arthur Gerald (Jerry) Matches , is an emeritus professor at Texas Tech Univ. where he was the first holder of the Thornton chair in the Department of Plant and Soil Science for 13 years, after working for the USDA in Missouri for 20 years. Marjory Miller Stanley lives in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Bill Miller lives in Portland. Harry Miller lives in Portland. Kenneth Miller lives in Beaver Creek, Oregon.
I found it interesting that C. A. Rhea had married the granddaughter of the founder of Kirksville, Mo., since our second child, Dr. Sarah Matches , attended college there at N. E. Missouri State (now renamed Truman State). She is now a pediatrician in Ft. Worth. Our older daughter is a physical therapist in Phoenix, and our son is an analytical chemist in Kansas City.
Each of our children has two children, making 5 boys and only l girl.
I have many happy memories of Morrow County, particularly 4H club activities and the train ride to 4H summerschool in Corvallis.
I lived in Corvallis for a time before I married, working as the secretary to the business manager of Oregon State Univ. for four years. I left after my husband was drafted and sent to Germany, and went to join him in Heidelberg . Went from there to West Lafayette, Indiana, where he went to school at Purdue; from there to New Mexico for a year and then to Missouri and Texas.
My regards to any of the old Lexington "Jackrabbits" who may remember me.
April 23, 2001, Kathleen McGraw
I recently found an Oregon Death Index listing on Ancestry.com that concerns an Emil MARQUARDT who died in Morrow County November 25, 1939. This record says it is from certificate number 42, and identifies his spouse as Helen. Can you get more info on Emil Marquardt for me? I'm especially interested in knowing if he was born in or around Wisconsin, and if there are any surviving children listed (looking in particular for a son Roger, though he would have been from an earlier marriage so might not be listed).
This would be a great help to me -- so far my Emil has been a mystery, but his son Roger was in Oregon in the late 30s, so it's possible that Emil was there, too, and not in Wisconsin like I thought! Thank you for your help,
April 7, 2001 CABonde10@aol.com
Etta GALLOWAY, born in Buena Vesta, OR on 12-23-1875. Married William Thomas RULE at her parents home in Heppner, OR on 4-19-1893. Had 2 brothers: MJ Galloway and JW Galloway and 2 sisters: Estella JOHNSON and
Elizabeth MCFERRIN. Please I need help locating this family.
February 22, 2001 Patricia
I am seeking information regarding Sarah PERKINS Piggott. She is buried in High View Cemetery, Ione, Morrow, OR (in plot with Florence B. Sipes). Her years of birth and death are 1859-1936.
Sarah PERKINS Piggott was the daughter of Joshua Carter Perkins and Sarah COOPER Perkins, born in Letcher KY in 1856. She was the sister of Highly PERKINS Perkins of Taylor, Loup, Nebraska and William and John Amos PERKINS of Roy, Pierce County, Washington. All predeceased her. Seeking any information regarding her and/or her descendents. Sarah's sister, Highly PERKINS Perkins, was my great-grandmother. Sarah PERKINS was married to James H. SMOUSE who died 21 April 1884. She then married William H. Piggott, who died in 1890. Sarah, and her children, were in Lillian, Custer, NE in the 1900 census. Then she came to Washington, and then Morrow, OR about 1902. Her children were Henry Vincent Smouse, Daisy Smouse, Florence B. Piggott, and Howard Piggott. I would like to contact anyone who may be researching and/or interested in Sarah PERKINS Smouse Piggott.
February 20, 2001
I am looking for any information you may have on CLARENCE LEROY ANDREWS (1862-1948), IDA B. ANDREWS (1872-1903), MABLE ANDREWS (1891-1903), VASHTI ANDREWS (1893-1903), and ANNE CLARE ANDREWS (1889-1903).
Andrews obituary in the Eugene Register Guard from April 19, 1948 states: "Mr. Andrews was elected first county clerk of Morrow County at the age of 22, and three years later married Miss Ida SWAGGERT of Heppner, Ore. She and their three children were drowned in the Heppner flood of 1903." Here the math is a bit off, because he would have actually been 24-years-old. Andrews' own biography states: "In 1886 I was elected as County Clerk and Clerk of the Court in the county,
and remained in that position for four years."
However, two autobiographical sketches he wrote (circa 1935) do not mention ever being married to Ida Swaggert or losing his family in the flood. In fact, he writes that "In 1890 I returned to Seattle and entered the County Auditor's office, working up in grades till I was the chief deputy and accountant of in King County in 1895-96." His record then shows that he worked in Sikta, Alaska as a US Customs Agent in August of 1897, was sent to Skagway on January 23, 1899 and was there till 1904 when he was transferred to Eagle till 1909. If you have any information on Andrews, Ida Swaggert or the children, I would greatly appreciate help.
February 16, 2001 Joyce
I am doing family research. I know that my great-grandfather, Samuel E. NOTSON was a lawyer in Heppner in the early 1900's. He died Aug. 14, 1937 in Portland. His wife's name was Mary Ann Notson. I remember my grandfather, Edward, telling me that they had a farm in Heppner. I would like to find out if anyone has information on the year that Samuel and Mary would have married. I am not sure of the year of that. Also, what years Samuel would have practiced law. I would appreciate any help with Samuel and Mary and family.
February 4, 2001
I am seeking information about Susanna Catherine FRY (FREY), wife of Edward Lane MATLOCK. Susanna Matlock died at Heppner 11 May 1896. I know the name of her father (Joseph Frey), but I am trying to establish the identity of her mother, who I believe to be Sarah HARTMAN. Any assistance would be appreciated
2001 Monty Robison
I am searching for any information on the ROBISON family who, I believe, came to Morrow County prior to the turn of the century. They had a ranch several miles SW of Hardman on the middle fork of Rock Creek. My Great Grandfather's name was Richard W. Robison. He was born in 1852 and passed away on 7/2/1913. He is buried at the Hardman IOOF cemetery just outside of Hardman on the road to Eightmile. His wife's name, I believe, was Mary.
My Grandfather's name was Lotus Robison. I am not sure when he was born. He passed away sometime in the mid to late 1960's and is also buried at the Hardman cemetery. His wife's name was Maude who is buried at the Heppner cemetery. My father's name was Richard W. Robison. He was born on 3/16/1919 and passed away on 3/13/1977. He is buried at the Heppner cemetery. His wife's name was Cecelia (CARTY) who just recently passed away on 1/6/2001. I have a brother, Leland (Dick) Robison who was a barber in Heppner from the early 60's through the early 70's. His wife's name was Joanne (BROSNAN).
I would greatly appreciate any information that someone out there may have regarding my Great Grandfather. I know nothing of where he came from and would really like to trace my ancestry as far back as possible. Thank you.
Monty Robison, 713 SW 28th Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
January 3, 2001 Brenda
I'm searching for the names of my grandfathers parents. My grandfather Marion Edward MELTON who went by Tom moved to Cecil OR in 1901. In 1911 he moved to Pilot Rock. As you can see I have no idea what his parents names were. Please help me if you can.
December 29, 2000 Roger McCumber
I'm searching for information on ancestors, siblings, and descendants of John B. SHAW b 4 Jul 1824, KY. Married Mary Ann McCUMBER in Douglas Co, 12 Nov 1865. Died Morrow Co. 18 May 1887, buried in Sand Hollow Cemetery, Lexington. Children Robert L. and John Charles. Robert married Nettie SLOAN 10 Oct 1893 in Morrow Co.
October 26, 2000 Doris Prettyman
I am looking for anyone who might have information regarding George R. SHICK family living at Clarks Canyon, Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon between 1882 and 1900. Includes family members of Goldsmith, McCullough, Hughes, Conner, Church, Romjue, Wren, Hansen and Ricks.
***October 19, 2006 Re: HUGHES I sent an e-mail to Doris Prettyman and it was sent back with failure of delivery. Does she have a new e-mail address? I am Kathryn Gipson at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your help.
October 14, 2000 Pam Shelton-Anderson
I am trying to trace members of the AKERS family who were descendants of Medley Shelton and Elizabeth WARD. Abraham Harvey Akers had children by his two wives Adelgitha Shelton and Mathilda Shelton (sisters). This family moved from Decatur co IA, to Ione area, Morrow co IA in the last 1890s. I would like to find out when Abraham died. His children were:
Clara E Akers b: Abt. 1868 in IA d: 1953 in Klickitat, WA, married Nathaniel Reuben McVAY. They had a daughter Margaret Armetta McVay Morris Leonard Akers b: March 1870 in Decatur co IA, died in 1945 in Pendleton OR, married Bethena SWAGGART Medley Erastus Aker b: March 1871 in Decatur co, IA , died ????, married Mabel Cramer
Ninna Naoma Akers b: 25 March 1874 in Leon, Decatur City, IA , married August Wilhelm Lundell..Robert H Akers b: March 1877 in Decatur co, IA , died ???, married Lavina Teeters Alvin Spencer Akers b: January 1878 in Decatur co, IA , died ???, married Nellie G Vaughan. They had at least one daughter Blanche Harry O Akers b: 29 January 1883 in Decatur County, IA , died ???? William H Akers b: August 1879 in IA , died ???
I would appreciate any information or clues on these people.
Randy & Michelle Ayers September 25, 2000
My husband's ggg-grandfather was supposed to be Thomas W. AYERS who was one of the first settlers of Butter Creek, Morrow Co., OR. James T. Ayers b. 1863, d. 1953 in Hermiston, OR. I'm looking for a solid connection for James' parents and siblings.
Ann Kilcup September 24, 2000
Looking for inforamtion on Edward W. KILCUP who married Emma LUCKMAN and lived in the Morrow County area. They had the following children: Ada Julia Kilcup who married 1.John Matthew WADELL 2.John WOODWARD; Arthur J Kilcup, Walter Jerry Kilcup, who married Rose HUCKABY TUCKMAN; Lillian Kilcup who died in infancy, and Edward Kilcup. Would like to hear from any who may be connected to this family.
Leighton August 4, 2000
Welcome queries on North Morrow County surnames: RUCKER, DEXTER, HILL, and LEIGHTON or LAYTON. I lived in Irrigon and Boardman for over 50 years. Carla V. Leighton, P.O. Box 737, Seaside, OR 97138.
Ausgust 4, 2000
My father Kenneth Lee BINNS was born in Heppner January 9,1900 father Albert Eppie Lee Binns, mother Addie CONLEE Binns. They are buried in the Heppner Masonic cemetery. I have been searching genealogical records to no avail to discover any and all info in my grandfather. I have quite a bit of info re my grandmother but cant find out anything on her husband. They were married in Prairie City Oregon as she was a school teacher in Canyon City in the 1890's.
Conway August 4, 2000
My Great-Grandfather lived just outside of Heppner and is in the 1895 census -- Cyrus LEYDA. Most of his children were married at Heppner -- including Minnie Leyde, who was married to James Willis. James and their two children, Fred and Frank, perished in the flood. Minnie died a few years later in Moscow , Idaho of wounds she received in the flood -- it lists a
gash to her thigh in the reports.
The reports also list that she lost her clothes, ended up under a train, then at a warehouse where she got some sacks to wear. It also states that her baby was not harmed -- I have no record of a child surviving and would be interested in finding out if there is more information on that report and where it came from.
July 22, 2000
I am trying to find information on my Great Great Grandfather William COX born Jan 2, 1822 in Virginia or Tenn. He crossed the plains by wagon train around 1865? From Gentry Co. Missouri. He married Casander Jane BOUNDS and 2nd wife. Margaret (HUNTER?) he died in Morrow Co. around 1895. Trying to find his parents name. I would like to try and trace there Oregon Trail route. He had children by the names of. Elvira J Cox, Martha A , John W., Sarah E, Jesse P. and Oliver Jefferson my great Grandfather. Thanks Peggy Brooks 808 Mahaffey Rd. Kelso Wa. 98626
We are looking for my husband's half brother, William JOHNSON (probably born 1910-1920). He lived in or around Heppner during the 1970's. He was in the ranching business and may (or may not) have been the owner. An associated name would be Carlson/Karlsson. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Ross July 19, 2000
Elise (Elsie) Mae ROHRMAN was born in Heppner, OR on May 31, 1906. Her fathers name was George ROHRMAN and mother was Anna L. WELSH. She married Lester Roy ROSS date unknown. If anyone has any information or connections to the surnames listed please let me know.
Garcia June 6, 2000
Looking for any family related to the WILKIN, Gentry, Kirk or Snyder families. Robert John Wilkin brought his family to Morrow Co OR abt 1882. His youngest daughter Nellie Jane was born in Heppner. The family is listed as two seperate households on the 1895 state census. Lucinda GENTRY Wilkin, wife of Robert, left him. Their daughter Bessie Wilkin married Sylvester Kirk in Morrow Co.. Robert John Wilkin died in Lexington in 1922. He was to be buried in the Lexington cemetery but I have found no stone for him there. The Wilkin family was from Madison Co Iowa. The only son of Robert and Lucinda, Frank, married Cora SNYDER in Morrow Co. Their two children were born there before they moved to Philo, California in the mid-1920's. Cora's family was from Missouri. Lucinda's mother Sarah Wright Gentry is buried in the Heppner cemetery. Sarah was nearly 90 when she died. Lucinda's brother Francis Gentry lived over by La Grande. If anyone has anything on this family I would to hear from them. I have lost two of the daughters of Robert and Lucinda, Kate and Sarah.
Gary Ray April
I have close to forty unidentified Morrow County photographs in my possesion, passed down from my grandmother, Orlena JORDAN RAY. Orlena resided in Ione, Oregon from 1876-1934. Surnames associated with this family include BURROUGHS, COLVIN, HANEY, JORDAN, KING, PADBERG, PUYEAR, RAY and WALKER. I have posted some of them on my Web site located at http://members.home.net/glray/pics/mystery. Please help me identify them.
Kennedy March 16, 2000
Working on many family lines of the Heppner area. WILCOX, ESKLESON, ALLSTOTT, WARDWELL and would enjoy working with others on these lines.
Jim Barker March 7, 2000
I'm trying to find any info on a Bertha G. (MINERT) WELLS who lived in Heppner Oregon in May 1958. Thanks.
Ericsson February 25, 2000
Looking for any information on Joseph H. MATHEW, who had a land patent for 160 acres in Morrow Co. OR issued 25 June 1892.
Dempsey Dodge February 17, 2000
Does anyone know if the town of Cecil, Or. still exists? and if it does or doesn't was there any industry besides farming or ranching there in the 1908-1910 era? Thanking you in advance.
February 12, 2000
Looking for an Agusta OLSON may have married a man by the name of CASE. Have picture taken in a Studio at Heppner Or. Photo probably circa 1820-1830. Any info would be appreciated. She had a sister Olga died in Union Or 2/22/1927 Married to a John VASS from The Dalles Or. Thanks.
Martha Jane Peck
February 1, 2000
Interested in any history or bits of information or stories regarding grandfather Burton Haskell PECK, born 1882 (Ohio or Iowa) and died in Walla Walla, buried in Heppner. He was married of Myra Francis YEAGER. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
December 31, 1999
Looking for information on Jonathan RIGGS who died 12 Feb 1885 in Lexington, Morrow Co, OR. Possibly his wife, Mary, also died there. Thank you.
Kat Davis December
When was THEO DANNER, Photographer, in business in Heppner, Morrow, Oregon? I have a picture taken by him of my 3x great grandmother, ELIZABETH ANN CAMPBELL OWENS, and some of her children. I am guessing it was taken around 1890. Any information would be appreciated.
Debbie Stevens September
"ADKINS" any and all. Looking for any ADKINS that are related to James and Patsy Lucy Adkins. They orginated in Chesterfield Co., VA then moved on to Howard Co., Randolph Co., and Adair Co., MO. Recently found out that a
bunch of the Adkins children moved on to Morrow Co., OR and Eugene, OR area. This has been a great find. The "brick wall" is broken. My line is through John R. Adkins (son of James and Patsy) and Eliza Neff. Will share."
Michael J. Stanley September 8, 1999
Thu May 13, 1999
I am looking for descendents of Stirling Price (Bert) HANEY, who married Dollie KING on April 27, 1885 in Morrow County. They had a son, Vern HANEY, born in 1891. The family later moved to Portland where Bert HANEY became an osteopath.
Brown Thu September 3, 1998
Am looking for BDM information on James George THOMSON who married Agnes Mary SWIFT.. They had 5 children born approx. 1908-1914; their names were: Louise, Jessica Winifred, Jim, Curtis, Rod and Mary Helen. They lived in Heppner.
Fri August 28, 1998
Seeking information regarding murder conviction of Joe DEAL in 1891. He was sentenced to 10 years on June 29, 1891, and was pardoned after serving six years.
Sun Feb 1, 1998
Seeking information on Abner MACKEY and Jim McCUMBER. Both homesteaded in Morrow Co. in 1880s, Martin McCUMBER married Emile MACKEY Dec. 1888 in Heppner.
Mon Feb 17, 1997
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