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Jeremiah Boone "Jerry B" DeSpain
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1859
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1911
Umatilla County
Oregon, USA

"Jerry B."
Son of James T. DeSpain and Hannah Skinner. Husband of Leah Jane Hurt.

Taken from the Daily East Oregonian, Pendleton, Oregon, Monday, March 6, 1911.


Jerry B. DeSpain, the well known merchant, passed away at 3:10 yesterday afternoon, the immediate cause of death erysipelas, from which he had been suffering for the past week. Prior to that, however, he had been afflicted with a chronic ailment and had just recently returned from California, where he had been in search of relief. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church.

J.B. DeSpain was born July 4, 1859, in Lane county, Oregon, near Eugene. In 1875 he moved to Umatilla county and with the exception of three years, the remainder of his life was spent as an active businessman of this county.

He was married in Lane county on July 11, 1880 to Miss Leah J. Hurt, a native of that county. To their union have been born nine children. C. Jay, Isabella I., wife of Raymon Harpole of Portland, Ore.; Leora L., wife of Frank Griggs of Pendleton, Ore.; Charles D., Grover D., Ralph W., Joseph R., Glenn R., Edgar M.

His wife and all of his children survive him to mourn his departure. Outside of his immediate family he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Viola J. Tuttle, and Mrs. Susie I. Robbins of Spokane, and two brothers, W. F. DeSpain of Ritzville, Wash., and Charles A. of Dunn, Wash.; and a host of friends.

The pall bearers will be Mr. Lee Teutsch, George H. Clark, F.E. Livengood, T.J. Maloney, Joe Stockman, Kenneth McRae. 
Family links: 
  James T. DeSpain (1825 - 1905)
  Leah Jane Hurt DeSpain (1862 - 1913)
  Colonel Jay DeSpain (1881 - 1953)*
  Leora Irene DeSpain Griggs (1885 - 1917)*
  Charles Douglas DeSpain (1889 - 1966)*
  Ralph Weyland DeSpain (1895 - 1967)*
  Joseph Rhoades DeSpain (1897 - 1975)*
  Glenn Raymond DeSpain (1901 - 1963)*
  William F. DeSpain (1856 - 1937)*
  Viola Jane DeSpain Tuttle (1858 - 1927)*
  Jeremiah Boone DeSpain (1859 - 1911)
  Susie Isabel DeSpain Robbins (1864 - 1911)*
  Ella Irene DeSpain Smith (1865 - 1901)*
  Charles A DeSpain (1867 - 1934)*
  John Herbert DeSpain (1869 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Olney Cemetery
Umatilla County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block 6 Lot 107 Grave 3
Created by: Elaine and Bill Schrock
Record added: Jan 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24128211
Jeremiah Boone Jerry B DeSpain
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Jeremiah Boone Jerry B DeSpain
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Jeremiah Boone Jerry B DeSpain
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Rest in peace Jerry
- Delbert Greer
 Added: Apr. 4, 2012

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