|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1879|
Parents: George B. Masiker & Palmyra Elizabeth Trumble Masiker. George Masiker (Jr.) died of diptheria. Sarah Minkler Vilott Wilson and Pryor Wilson's children (Homer Vilott, Lula Wilson and Perry Wilson) and Sarah's nephew, Calvin Franklin, contracted diptheria after George came to the Wilson home. These children also died of diptheria and are buried in this cemetery.
"Local Brevities 1879
COUNTY NEWS-THE GRANT COUNTY (Oregon)
NEWS-Nov. 1, 1879"
"The people of Long Creek are suffering from that terrible and fatal disease, diptheria. Several children have died and others are not expected to live. This is about the first appearance of this dreadful scourge in our county and we hope it will be speedily checked in its destructive course."
"One year ago from the 23d of last month, we lost our darling little girl with the fearful disease, in Baker City, and we can truly say that we dread the name of diptheria."
"Died.--On the morning of October 23d, 1879, at the residence of his parents on Long Creek, Perry, son of Prior A. and Sarah Jane Wilson, aged five years, eleven months and six days."
"He was a kind child; in his great agony of pain he would frequently engage in singing to his younger sisters to quiet them in their pains common to that dreadful disease, diptheria."
"Died.--On Long Creek, October 25th, 1879, Lulu, daughter of Prior A. and Sarah Jane Wilson, aged four years, nine months and twenty two days."
"The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement."
"Died.--At the residence of P.A. Wilson, on Long Creek, on the 22nd of October, George B. Masikers, of diptheria, aged 19 years."
"Still Another.--The family of Judge Bonham has again been called upon to mourn the loss of another son. This time it is Wayne, a bright little boy seven years of age, the third had died within a few weeks of diphtheria."
George Masiker (1825 - 1863)
Palmyra Elizabeth Trumbull Price (1830 - 1914)
William Ward Masiker (1848 - 1924)*
Carson Charley Masiker (1852 - 1935)*
Elmira M. Masiker Barnum (1854 - 1923)*
George B. Masiker (1861 - 1879)
Martyn Jesse Masiker (1863 - 1947)*
Albert Jay Price (1866 - 1957)**
Slab with date "1861-1879"
Note: This huge slab was probably to keep the diphtheria in the tomb.
Created by: Pam R.
Record added: Sep 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21674462