Posted Queries May - September 1997


NEWLIN, PALMER posted by JNewlin on Sunday, May 4, 1997

Umitilla Co., NEWLIN. I am looking for the family of Ferdinand NEWLIN, wife, Beulah PALMER. Five of their children were born in Milton-Freewater in the 1870's. Margaret,Adolf, Robert, Charles, and Chester. The family later moved to Union Co. I would like to know if they are listed in the cemetery records? Thank You.

ASHWORTH, BRILEY, VANHOY posted by P Higley on Saturday, June 7, 1997

Looking for information about Shelby S. VANHOY who lived in the Weston area from 1864 until 1917. Who were his parents? Who was Jessie BRILEY that married his mother? And what happened to his father? Also living with them were Charles and James ASHWORTH. Who were they?

LYONS posted by Virginia Lyons-Ratterree on Friday, June 13, 1997

I know this is a tall order, but can anyone please help me? I am looking for a man who went by the nickname of Fuzzy LYONS. I know that he owned a lumber yard or mill around the Pendleton area in the 1970s. I was told that he also had a brother that went by the name of Roary LYONS. I am looking for info for thier father, James Andrew Lyons, who was born around 1870s in California. Thank You,

BONIFER posted by Marlena Roberts on Thursday, June 19, 1997

Umatilla county family name is..BONIFER.

PHILLIPS, ROGERS, WATTS, YOUNG posted by Laurie Dyche on Friday, June 20, 1997

Looking for records of Amasa and Caroline YOUNG PHILLIPS. Caroline died 11 Jan 1910 in Weston, Oregon, and Amasa died 23 Aug 1920, also in Weston. They had at least 2 daughters, Norah May, who married Felton Dan WATTS, and Grace R., who married Chance ROGERS.

BAUM, MARTIN, MCNEELY, PHILLIPS, SAVAGE posted by Jackie Savage Marshall on Monday, June 23, 1997

Searching for descendants of John Hart SAVAGE b. 6 Oct 1833 in Morgan Co., Illinois. M1) Henrietta MCNEELY 21 Mar 1851, Bureau Co., Illinois; M2) Minnie BAUM abt 1887, where?; M3) Kittie PHILLIPS either 27 Jun 1890 or 11 Aug 1895 at Freewater, Oregon. He died 10 Apr 1897 at the Old Soldiers Home in Roseburg, Oregon, was buried at Milton-Freewater, Oregon. He had 11 children with 1st wife, 3 with second, and 1 with last. The last was Lowella 'Nina' SAVAGE b. 1897, married Earl R. MARTIN, and had 2 daughters. They lived in Freewater, anyone related to this family? Thank you for responding.

AMES, CURNOW, SLOCOMBE, WATERS posted by Donna L. FISCHER on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Seeking info on Ezra Floyd AMES (s/o Charles Frances and Anna Lucretia AMES), b. Park River, Walsh Co., North Dakota 26 Dec 1884; m. (1) Bernice Mildred CURNOW 7 Apr 1920 and (2)Mary Ada SLOCOMBE-WATERS 17 Nov 1944; d. Canyonville, Douglas Co., Oregon, 24 Dec 1952. Ezra lived in Hermiston as listed on 1920 Oregon Census w/parents and eldest child of Ezra and Bernice was born in Hermiston 4 Apr 1921. Any info is greatly appreciated.

DOWELLL, FARRENS, SEACHIS, SECHRIES posted by Karen L. Spector on Friday, August 15, 1997

Felix SEACHIS/SECHRIES, b. 1845 Indiana, d. 14 April 1923 in Hermiston, Umatilla Co. at the home of his dau.Cora B. who was married to John T. DOWELLL (a Preacher). Felix's wife, Mary E. is buried in Walla Walla Co., Washington along with eldest son William Henry. Does anyone know of any decendants of Felix and Mary thru these children or their other children who include: Jennie M. (m.James B. FARRENS), Charles C., Mattie C., Bertha E., Theron Nelson, Mary F., Jeremiah Paschal, and Isa L. ?

FORD, SIMPSON posted by Bill Kelley on Sunday, August 24, 1997

Seeking information on my 2nd great-grandparents, Ninevah and Martha Jane FORD. Ninevah was born in North Carolina in 1815 and was a member of the 1843 Oregon Trail emigration. He was Oregon State Senator, from Umatilla, during the 1866 and 1868 legislature sessions. Martha Jane FORD was born Martha Jane SIMPSON in 1830 in Missouri. No information on them after 1880 Census showing them in Walla Walla County.

HODGES posted by Jim Cook on Monday, September 1, 1997

I am trying to track down more info on Charles Hubbell HODGES who was a teacher/missionary for the Makah Indian Reservation (1873-1874). I know that he and his wife Annie were in Umatilla county on June 3, 1889 (they signed a deed for the sale of their property in Columbia City, Oregon). I cannot account for his whereabouts from 1884, when he was in Columbia City, Oregon til 1897, when he was in Smoke Run, Pennsylvania. It is probable that he worked as a teacher or missionary in Umatilla County and may have had some connection with the reservation. He may have been mentioned in Umatilla County School Super. records. Any info or recommendations you could provide would be appreciated.

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