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Dan & Barbara (#47033260)
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Bio Photo We are a couple of old Retirees and are always
looking for something to occupy our time.

We happend onto Find a Grave and got quite
interested. We are attempting to put as many
memorials from the Local Cemetery as we can.

We have worked with geneology quite a bit and this program seems to be right down our alley.

If anyone finds their relative that we have entered and would prefer to manage their own family just let us know and we will be glad to transfer them to any family member.
We do this to help others locate there loved ones and are glad to transfer any one that is not one of our family.

Anyone is welcome to use any photos that we have taken.

Dan & Barb

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Jean mullenix-West
pearl west
b. 9/1921, d. 9/1925
fell into campfire and caught dress on fire, taken to Whitman Mission where she died at age 3y 11m, 20 d old. daughter of Grover Cleveland West and Ollie Bertram Riggs. Buried in Pendleton, Oregon. Onley Cemetery. thank you for picture. she was my husband's cousin.
Added by Jean mullenix-West on Jul 27, 2017 11:51 AM
Martin Burrell
Mary Louise [Lundell] Swanson
Greetings, [This is a work of love. Please be careful with it. I will try to send another copy by another route to try and insure it's arrival. Please insert into her bio. Thank you. This represents 10 hours of labor]

Mary Swanson, Daughter of
Pioneers, Dies at Age 83

By Katherine Lindstrom

IONE - Mrs. Mary Louise Swanson, 83, and a long-time resident of Ione and a member of a prominent pioneer family, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 1967, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner following a lingering illness.

Born on May 14, 1884 at Bellota, San Joaquin, California, Mrs. Swanson was the twin daughter of Frank A. and Anna Louise Lundell. Her twin brother , Oscar Leander Lundell died at his home, in Ione, on February 14, 1964.

She came to Oregon by covered wagon with her parents, one sister, and five brothers, in the Fall of 1887. The family homesteaded in the Gooseberry area of Morrow county, where the children attended the rural school.

She was confirmed in 1898, at Valby Lutheran Church, in Gooseberry and has been an active member since.

On May 1, 1904, she was married to John Emil Swanson, who proceeded her in death, in 1943. They were the second couple to marry in the newly constructed Valby Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Swanson homesteaded in the Morgan area and later moved to Ione, where he was manager of Farmers Elevator Co. and Morrow County Grain Growers.

Mrs. Swanson was chosen as Morrow County Mother of the Year, in 1959. With the exception of four years spent in Idaho, her entire life was lived in Morrow county.

She was an active and devoted church member, having dual membership in Valby Lutheran and the United Church of Christ, in Ione. She was a member of the first Congregational Church, in Ione and was a deaconess when the Ione Cooperative Church was formed by the merger of three local churches. After serving as deaconess for many years with the institution of the Ione United Church of Christ, she was elected an honorary deaconess which position she held at the time of her death.

Mrs. Swanson was a 50 year member of Bunchgrass Rebekah Lodge, No. 91 and was treasurer of that organization for the last 17 years. She had received the Degree of Chivalry, in the Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of Locust Chapter, No. 119, Order of the Eastern Star, and had served as chaplain for several years.

Survivors include two sons, Garland L. of Ione and Norman E. of Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Elmo [Eleanor A.] McMillan of Salem and Mrs. Adon [Eva M.] Hamlett of Ione: one brother, Ernest Richard Lundell of Ione; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the United Church of Christ, on Tuesday morning, July 11, 1967, with Rev. Walter B. Crowell officiating. Internment was in High View Cemetery, in Ione..

Mrs. Paul Tews was organist and Mrs. Fred Hoskins, Jr., sang.

Pallbearers were: Mrs. Swanson's grandsons: Norman Clark, William, Gerald, Dennis E., John and James Young; grandsons: Thomas and Richard Hamlett were honorary pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund in her memory.

Newspaper: Heppner Gazette-Times; page: 06; dated: Thursday, 13 July 1967. Transcribed by, Cheryl A. Burrell.

Added by Martin Burrell on Jul 23, 2017 11:54 PM
TinaSue Friel
Josephine Leonard
Again thank you for transferring this memorial to me. My family appreciates all you do for the FindAGrave community.
Added by TinaSue Friel on Jul 06, 2017 2:30 PM
TinaSue Friel
Charles Leonard
Thank you so much for transferring this memorial to me. I appreciate all your time you put in it. TinaSue
Added by TinaSue Friel on Jul 06, 2017 2:27 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Nellie Ritchie #35891866
Thank you for accepting the edits for the memorial of Nellie Ritchie #35891866.

Is it possible that you would have access to her obit? It would be great to have it for my family tree.

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jun 28, 2017 7:32 AM
Sue Ming
Hi once again,

There are times when my computer doesn't cooperate with my fingers. Of course it is my computer's fault!

Calvin's father was my great, great, great, great grandfather (Lewis Ludwig Rinehart). We have a book of family history that begins with Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart that is rich with information.

The book "Lewis and Elizabeth Rinehart and descendants, A Family History" states that Calvin was the 6th son of William E. and Elizabeth Martin. Alvin Rinehart was his twin which is why they are buried together. Six of William and Elizabeth's children died from measles and diphtheria in the summer of 1880.

I would be happy to take on the maintenance of Calvin 37540188 and Alvin 37540285.

Thank you for creating a memorial for these 2 little boys.

Added by Sue Ming on Jun 26, 2017 10:17 AM
Candance Thompso
Mary e Foley
Mary foley born may 1 1881 died Oct 16 1978 echo or. Was the daughter of Jonathan t. Hoskins and hannah galloway hoskins she is not listed on their children she's in plot 6 lot 11 gr 6 I don't know how to fix it mary was my great great aunt
Added by Candance Thompso on Jun 15, 2017 2:31 PM
Linda Simmons
Dan EllsworthSimmons
Thank you for the memorial for Dan Simmons in the Olney Cemetery in Oregon. I just sent you an email in regard to his father Ralph Ellsworth Simmons, not realizing you are probably researching in a totally different area than the family members I was referencing 🙄

Of course, I'm still seeking help in finding those family graves in Wright, Webster counties in Missouri. Sorry to have bothered you. It's odd that death certificates often don't record where the body is to be buried, only the town.

Many thanks for your work!
L Simmons
Added by Linda Simmons on Jun 03, 2017 9:13 AM
Natalie Woodall
James S. Brayton
Hello! I am researching soldiers who served in the 147th Regiment NYSV, of whom James S. Brayton was one. Can you tell me what his stone says? I do not think this is a child's gravestone because of the clasped hands carved at the top. Is it possible the age is 42, not 12? When you were photographing his stone, did you happen to see a stone for his wife, Barbara? She applied for his pension in June 1889 but I know nothing else about her except that she apparently did not receive it. Any number of reasons is possible, but the most likely are she remarried or died. I will be most grateful for whatever you can tell me. Best wishes, Natalie J. Woodall, PhD
Added by Natalie Woodall on May 31, 2017 7:35 PM
Marsha McDonald
William and Olive Roundy
I am a granddaughter of William and Olive. I would love to have them transferred to me if possible.
Added by Marsha McDonald on May 27, 2017 4:05 PM
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