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Rebecca Dunlap (#47104507)
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Bio Photo I am updating the Family history and I absolutely love this site. It is a wonderful way to remember Family and Friends who have left us. I appreciate all feedback or corrections to the Memorials that I maintain, and I would add that as far as Transfers go, I don't generally follow the Four-Generation rule. If I have added a Memorial for one of your relatives or friends and they are not a member of my immediate family, please let me know and I will transfer the Memorial to you. As far as duplicates go, if I have made a duplicate please let me know. Not always, but a great deal of the time the Memorial I have created will have a great deal more information. Please let me know so that I can have the Memorials merged leaving management to you. Someone asked me recently if I was documenting my Family only. The answer is No, although I am trying to link everyone in my Family and keep an accurate record. Many other Contributors in my opinion are playing a numbers game and I think that they have lost sight of the original purpose of this site which is

A: To Remember the Lives of Family and Friends,
B: To Create a Record of their Location,
C: To Use as a Genealogical Resource,
D To Provide ACCURATE INFORMATION Please do Not Second Guess!

Blessed Be.

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NOTE: Please use ANY photos of mine that you wish. In addition, while I generally like Death Certificates on Memorials, I do draw the line at any Death Certificate that is 20 years old or newer.

NOTE: I have also noticed that photos are showing up on my Memorials without my getting a notice. If I did not thank people for their efforts in taking photos, please accept my thanks now.

Special Note: It is my intention to turn these Memorials over to someone I can trust should I be unable in the future to care for them.

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Nathan Haines
Eberly story
Here's another one=

Rodeos to dance halls, his life was music
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - November 28, 2005Browse Issues
Author/Byline: AMY MARTINEZ STARKE, The Oregonian
Edition: Sunrise
Section: Local News
Page: B05
Readability: 9-12 grade level (Lexile: 1130)
SUMMARY: Guitar man | From Longview to Lincoln City, Dave Eberly toted his guitar for 40 years

Dave Eberly grew up on a farm with eight siblings in what is now Hillsboro, and at bedtime listened to his mother play tunes from an earlier era such as "Over There" and "Irish Eyes are Smiling."

He watched Heck Harper, Portland's beloved singing cowboy and TV personality, on KGW (8). He listened to Chet Atkins' precise picking on recording.

Immersed in music at a young age, his fingers itched. The family could only afford music lessons for one, and Dave was the one selected. Then he learned to let the hundreds of songs he had heard come through his fingers onto the guitar, the piano and the banjo.

He honed his baritone voice with the Hillsboro Union High School Harmoneers, and at 17, he formed his first band. He played towns with dance halls all over Washington County, and at lounges and clubs. He served stateside in the Navy, married Beverly LoPiparo in 1970 (they later divorced), and went on to own Dave's Guitar Studio in Milwaukie.

But his real job was on stage. He performed six nights a week at Andy's Fine Foods, at Charlie Chan's and at Top o' Scott. He played Jubitz Truck Stop, rodeos, Garibaldi Days. He played for his daughter's school assemblies.

He didn't care for the smoky bars and nightclubs, so he played most of the Elks lodges within 100 miles of Portland as the Dave Eberly Trio, Steel & Velvet, the D.J.s and Ristokats.

When the numbers started dropping at the lodges and they went to recorded music, he carved out a niche in retirement facilities. There he played as a one-man band with either a guitar or synthesizer rigged up to sound like a five-person band. Sometimes the one-man band would expand to include his mother, and the two put on a show that ended with their signature piece, "Bill Bailey" with Dave running his fingers up along the keyboard and then falling off the bench.

Loading up his equipment in his Mazda pickup to make music was a hard way to make a living. "Tis better to be broke and happy than to be broke and sad," he said. He was often tired pulling down three gigs a day, but he bragged that his audience "always got a full measure." When he got paid, he felt like a king counting his money.

He made himself at home everywhere. Corny jokes served as an icebreaker to draw in an audience.

"Hello. My name is David Credit. I never had no cash," he would say before launching into a Johnny Cash tune. "What if all the cars in the U.S. were pink? It'd be a pink car nation," he said as a segue to the famous tune.

He made eye contact with everybody in the audience until each thought, "He's really playing for me."

There were good songs from every era. The old, old songs: "Melancholy Baby," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Sleepytime Gal." Later songs: "Blueberry Hill," "Are You Lonesome Tonight, "My Blue Heaven." Still later tunes: "Hotel California" and "Mack the Knife."

"Can you name this tune?" he would say to his elderly audience. "Where were you in 1944 when this tune was No. 1?"

And everybody would join in for, "Mairzy Doats."

Those who came to Milwaukie Elks asked Dave to play their song. If he didn't know it, he would usually learn it. If he forgot the words, he'd make up his own.

He had always said he wanted to go like Heck Harper, singing until the end, and like Heck Harper, he too was booked at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge when he died --with a full calendar --on Nov. 3, 2005, of a heart attack, at 61.

Amy Martinez Starke: 503-221-8534;
Record: MERLIN_7104016
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2005 Oregonian Publishing Co.

Added by Nathan Haines on Mar 17, 2017 9:53 AM
Nathan Haines
Here's one of them=

OBITUARIES 11/12/2005
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - November 12, 2005Browse Issues

Edition: Sunrise
Section: Obituaries
Page: B06
Readability: 3-4 grade level (Lexile: 670)

David M. Eberly

A service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Milwaukie Elks Lodge for David M. Eberly, who died Nov. 3 at age 61.

Mr. Eberly was born Feb. 21, 1944, in Forest Grove. He graduated from Hillsboro Union High School and served in the Navy. He was a musician with several bands, including the Dave Eberly Trio, Steel and Velvet and D.J.'s. He also owned Dave's Guitar Music Studio in Milwaukie. In 1970, he married Beverly LoPiparo; they divorced.

Survivors include his daughter, Erin H.; mother, Gloria H. Peppard; brothers, Dennis Eberly, John Kamna, Henry Kamna, Darryl Kamna and Kevin Eberly; sisters, Kathi Butler, Marilyn Kamna and Debbie Lafman; companion, Carolee Gerard; and former wife.

Arrangements by Fuiten Rose & Hoyt.
Added by Nathan Haines on Mar 17, 2017 9:52 AM
RE: Clarence Eakin
You're welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by USCgirl on Feb 26, 2017 11:19 PM
RE: Armenia Eakin
You are surely welcome. I am currently "proofing" the E's for our site: making sure the 17,000+ obits we have on cards in our Library are actually on-line; adding FindaGrave icons occasionally; making sure any veterans have the veteran icon, etc. When I come across obits for memorials already on FindaGrave I do as I did for you--happy you could use them!
Added by MrsB on Feb 01, 2017 7:09 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 130191079
Found this article about his death.

Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 10 July 1888 reads...



Cameron, Missouri, July 10 - A terrible accident happened to the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific work train, at 6:20 last evening, two and one-half miles east of Turney and about ten miles west of Cameron, on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railway, by which one man, Richard Jones, lost his life instantly, and two others Frank Wilcox, engineer and P. H. Cummings, brakeman, are so badly injured that it is impossible for them to live. The work train was backing in from Turney to Cameron, and running at the rate of about eighteen miles an hour, when then came to a trestle some seventy-five feet in length and fully spread apart, and, without a moments warning,precipitated the engine, tender, one box car and three flats into the ravine twenty-five feet below, instantly killing the fireman and scalding the otherwise injuring the engineer, Frank Wilcox and P. H. Cummings, brakeman, so badly that they cannot live. The ill-fated train was in charge of Conductor Coleman, and had on board at the time of the accident William McCallum, road master, Richard Jones, the dead fireman, lives in Cameron and laves a wife and four children. Frank Wilcox, the engineer, has a wife and two children and also lives in Cameron. P. H. Cummings, the brakeman, also lives in Cameron and has a wife and one child.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Dec 11, 2016 9:51 PM
Jack Gilchrist
RE: Massa Eakin
I would be happy to support this distant relative should you wish to transfer its care to me.
Added by Jack Gilchrist on Dec 08, 2016 6:46 PM
Jackie Marshall
Gladys Marie Eakin
I was browsing around a newspaper database (now I can't remember if it was my new subscription to or the free one called Historic Oregon Newspapers]. The Eugene Guard, 28 Aug 1918, page 3: "Child is Adopted - Papers were issued on Tuesday to Annie A. Ames legalizing the adoption of Gladys Marie Eakin, the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Savage. The mother filed her consent to the adoption and the child is now named Gladys Ames." Even though it doesn't look like she stayed with the Ames family, I'm so happy to see her on findagrave looking like she had a good life. I can't imagine what transpired to cause Margaret to give up her child after she married Jesse Lee Savage (my grandfather's brother). -Jackie
Added by Jackie Marshall on Nov 11, 2015 2:43 PM
owen kugelll
Thank you so much for the reply. Could you email me privately at

Rachelle and my "father" was a musician, so it's not surprising that jake turned out to be one. The first time I met Rachelle, she was very pregnant with Jake.

Please send me anything you might have that relates to the half sister I didn't get to know as much as I would have liked.
If you have a phone number for Carol, that would be great...

Added by owen kugelll on Feb 18, 2014 6:50 AM
owen kugelll
Rachelle Bailey
Rachelle was my half sister, we had the same father. She and I got to know one another very late in life. We last saw one another in 1999.

I was not told of her passing until 2008. Any information would be appreciated.

Added by owen kugelll on Feb 15, 2014 12:55 PM
RE: Rupp Gibons
Hi Rebecca!

Thank you for making the changes so quickly! His name really is Rupp - that is his mom's maiden name. Sallie Rupp's grandparents ran away from Europe to Pennsylvania together. The German grandmother was from a royal family about to become a princess, however, she had fallen for the French coachman, Johann Rupp. They also had different religions so it would have been a mixed marriage on two different levels and they fled so they could be together. :)
Added by Cookie on Feb 08, 2014 4:30 PM
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