|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1866|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1942|
Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church at 2:30 oclock this
afternoon for Oren J. BERTRAND, pioneer citizen, who died at the Perryton
Hospital at 12:50 a. m. Wednesday.
Mr. BERTAND was severely burned at his home in the east part of Perryton early
Tuesday morning when an oil stove exploded in his kitchen. Damage to the
residence was slight. Mr. BERTRAND rushed outside the house and a neighbor
wrapped him in a blanket and smothered the enveloping flames.
Rev. Garland Farmer will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the
Gray cemetery. Pallbearers will be A. F. CUTTER, T. P. McLAIN, J. E. YADON, A.
E. D. BROOKS, John COOK and W. L. COLLINS.
Oren J. BERTRAND was born Oct. 11, 1866 in Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J.
BERTRAND. When just a small boy, he came with his parents in 1871 to Kansas.
They first settled in eastern Kansas. They first settled in eastern Kansas,
pushing on to about where Liberal is now located a few years later.
In 1888 the BERTRAND family moved to the Oklahoma Panhandle and settled on the
Beaver River in what is now the eastern part of Texas county. At that time,
their only neighbors were the WESTMORELANDS, Jim HITCH and the Pig Pen outfit.
When the Oklahoma Panhandle was opened for settlement by filing, Oren BERTRAND
and his father were the first two men to file on homesteads.
Mr. BERTRAND moved to a ranch on the Palo Duro in Ochiltree county about 34
years ago. He bought a home in Perryton and has lived here since May, 1938.
Mr. BERTRAND was married in 1908 at Old Ochiltree to Miss Belle JOHNSON. The
widow and six brothers survive. They are Joe, Colorado Springs, Colo.; I. A,,
Pritchett, Colo.; C. P., Cambridge, Kans.; J. B., Wichita, Kans.; F. T. and G.
C., Cheney, Kans.
Ochiltree County Herald (Perryton, TX)-August 20, 1942
** Please note this is the Thursday paper, so he died August 19, 1942
Created by: shirley tauer
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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