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David Prine

1850 Census - Occupation: Blacksmith (Blue, Jackson Co., Missouri)

1860 Census - Occupation: Farmer (Linn Co., Oregon)

1870 Census - Occupation: Blacksmith (Rays Precinct, Linn Co., Oregon)

1880 Census - Occupation: Horse and Cattle Raiser (Prineville, Wasco Co., Oregon)


The State Rights Democrat, August 30, 1878:


ALBANY, Aug. 24, 1878.

GEN. M. V. BROWN: - Having just arrived from the Crooked river and Ochoco country, of which place I am a citizen, I find that there is a disposition on the part of some people in this valley to disparage your recent expedition into our country, and to speak slightingly of its results. Now, sir, I desire to say, so far as my observation has been, that you and your command accomplished all, and even more than was expected of the expedition, and I know that I speak the sentiments of the people of that country, when I express my gratitude for the services which you have rendered there. If I were at home in Prineville I could secure the signature of every responsible citizen to what I say in regard to your expedition.

Wishing you prosperity in the future I remain, yours truly,



The Morning Daily Herald, July 25, 1888:

Started for Missouri.

David Prine and Dan Powell started Monday with 48 head of horses, intending to drive them to Huntington and ship from there to Kansas City, Mo., which place is Mr. Prine's old home, though he has not visited it since he crossed the plains during the 50's. No doubt Mr. Prine will note many changes in his old home since he last saw it, and the changes with him have been no less notable. He left Missouri years ago a poor boy, though like many others of the sturdy pioneers of Oregon, he has, by close application to business accumulated considerable property, and now is one of our well-to-do stock raisers and ranchmen, and returns to visit the scenes of his childhood in much better circumstances than when he left. - Prineville Review.


The Dalles Times-Mountaineer, June 14, 1890:

Ochoco Review: Last Sunday, all that was mortal of one of Ochoco's foremost men was laid to rest in the Prineville cemetery. Grand, noble David Prine. The world will go on, our lives will seem unchanged, but we all will miss the more than generous neighbor, the true friend, the manly man whom we all knew and, knowing, learned to love and respect. David Prine was born in Jackson county, Missouri, Jan. 2, 1831. He was in the government employ during the Mexican war, then only a mere lad, was married to Elizabeth Rey, April 29, 1850, moved to Oregon in 1852, settled in Linn county where he resided until 1872, when he moved to this county, residing here until the time of his death, May 29, 1890.

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"One by one life robs us of our treasures
Nothing is our own except our dead"

Note: The lines of this transcription were taken from the book "Legends and Lyrics," by Adelaide Anne Procter, pub. 1860.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 23119274
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Prine (2 Jan 1831–30 May 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23119274, citing Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Crook County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Dave Davidson (contributor 47111412) .