Posted Queries July - October 1998


ROWLEY posted by Sherry Kaseberg on Friday, July 10, 1998

On a basalt canyon wall north of Moro in Sherman County, Oregon is the following inscription: "C.M. ROWLEY / Sept. 29, 1975 / WELL" Who is C.M. ROWLEY? What was he doing here? The 1870 Polk County and 1880 Umatilla Co., Oregon censuses show a Charles Rowley. An unidentified news article noted in October 1897 that Uncle Charley ROWLEY was near death, a resident of Weston since it became a town.

FULKERSON, HARRIS, RANIER, RENIER, REYNIER posted by Bob Fulkerson on Monday, July 20, 1998

Looking for information on a RANIER family who possibly lived in the region from Umatilla County to The Dalles about 1830-1850. Husband, first name unknown, was probably a trapper for Hudson Bay or other fur company, and may have been a Canadian Iroquois Indian. Wife, name unknown, was probably a Umatilla Indian. Daughter Lizette RANIER was born about 1830. She met and left with Thomas HARRIS in same northeast Oregon region in spring 1851 while he was on a purchasing expedition from Fort Owen, Montana. Two other chidren, Charles and Tom, born 1848 and 1850, also had the surname RANIER. There is a legend in the HARRIS family that Lizette's father was shot in his tent. Charles and Tom were being raised by Lizette at Fort Owen in 1860 (census). Any help in tracing the RANIER ancestors or descendants would be appreciated. Further details on Tom HARRIS and Lizette RANIER may be found at Wyoming FULKERSON Homepage

BROWER, DENMAN posted by Loanne Rebuck on Thursday, July 23, 1998

Umatilla Co. Query Looking for information on Glenn Roy DENMAN and Mary Lois BROWER, lived in Hermiston, (Umatilla), OR in 1943, had ch; Roy, Elaine, Harold, and Carol Marie. Any help appreciated.

EDWARDS, STANFIELD posted by Evelyn on Saturday, August 1, 1998

Am researching STANFIELD John P. born in east Tn. 20 Dec.1824 died 14 Oct.1894 in Umatilla Co., Oregon Married Mary Elizabeth EDWARDS Dec.1855 in Washington Co., Oregon had children Sheridan, Louis Grant, Lonica Rose, Leroy, George L. and perhaps others.


Adam Bennett ROTHROCK Sr. was born 03 Mar 1820 at Davidson Co., North Carolina; the son of Jacob ROTHROCK (1771-1848) and Esther ZIEGLER (1777-1845). He married Elizabeth WHITLOW on 11 Jan 1843 at Davidson Co., NC and moved to Sangamon Co., IL in about 1844 where Elizabeth died in 1852. In 1857 the family moved to Putnam Co., Missouri where Adam married Lucretia Kathryn Cox ASHLOCK on 29 Oct 1858. In 1864 they moved to Iowa and in 1865 they moved to Oregon locating in Marion County. In 1868 they moved to Umatilla Co., Oregon where Adam became a successful stockman. Adam died at Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon in 1891. Lucretia died at Weston in 1912. Both are buried at Weston Cemetery in Weston. Adam and Elizabeth were the parents of four children, three of whom survived and came to Oregon: 1. Jesse M. (1844-1899) who married Awilda BROWN in 1870 at Pendleton and is buried at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton 2. Sarah E. (1848-after 1912) who married John W. THORNBURY and lived at Marion Co., Oregon 3. Lewis Coleman ROTHROCK (1850-after 1912) who married Ruth MASTERSON (1858-1880) and then Ida BOLIN (1864-???). Father of seven children. He and Ida lived in Pendleton in later life. Adam and Lucretia were the parents of five children: 4. Rachel Caroline (Callie) ROTHROCK (1864-1888), who married J.E. FROOM, she died at Walla Walla. 5. John William ROTHROCK (1866-1941) married Annie (from Canada) and had six known children. Family lived in Umatilla Co., OR 6. Adam Bennett ROTHROCK Jr. (1868-1948) married Jessie May STEEN in 1897 at Walla Walla. They had four children. Buried at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. 7. Mary M. ROTHROCK (1871-1883); died at Umatilla Co., buried at Weston Cemetery 8. Lucretia M. ROTHROCK (1876-1883); died at Umatilla Co., buried at Weston Cemetery

COPPINGER, HARRINGTON posted by David L. McMonigle on Saturday, September 19, 1998

I am seeking information on the family of Charles COPPINGER (????-????) and his wife, Georgia L. (1891-1971). Georgia died in Umatilla County, Oregon and her given surname may have been "HARRINGTON." Also seeking information on a James HARRINGTON (1880-1967) who died in Umatilla County, Oregon. No other family data on James has been found to-date. Any information on these individuals or any Harrington's with roots in Umatilla County would be appreciated.

MILLER, UNDERWOOD posted by Glenna Miller Bartlett on Wednesday, September 23, 1998

I'm searching for family, wife, children, etc., of Blair MILLER who lived in Pendleton, Oregon. He is a son of Marion W. MILLER and Marietta UNDERWOOD MILLER, he was born in Rushville, Ill. He is a brother of Bert, Monta Miller Bloxem (Mrs. Vincent), Scott.

PENNINGTON posted by Barilynn Grant on Friday, October 16, 1998

Looking for the PENNINGTONS of Umatilla County Oregon. Stewart M. PENNINGTON Clyde PENNINGTON. Idilla PENNINGTON. They lived by Butter Creek.

GORNALL posted by Linda Golesch-Hatton on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Hi there- I am seeking info on Robert Edward GORNALL, who was a pastor in Pendleton in 1920 (it says at "City Church" on the Umatilla Co. census record). I haven't been able to find records of him after that. He was born 1879 in England and came to the US in 1891. In Pendleton, he lived at 608 Johnson Street, with his wife Dorothy GORNALL and their 2 daughters, Bernice and Lois GORNALL. Can anyone send info on him or the church that he was Pastor of? Thank you very much!

SKEEN posted by Sharon Cheney on Thursday, October 29, 1998

I would like information on Franklin SKEEN found in the 1870 census of Umatilla county. He was 24 and born in Arkansas. He was living near the Cayuse post Office. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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