L.B. Denny, 77, native of Polk county, died August 11. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. Ross of Lobster Valley, Mrs. Mary Fisher of Salem, and Mrs. Mary Whitlock [sic] of Roberts, Idaho. Funeral services are to be held at the Terwilliger Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Bethel.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, August 14, 1928.

Found Her Two Sons Dead In The Bottom Of A Well

Willis and Bert Cooper Killed By Natural Gas Encountered While Digging Well on Farm Near Watrous; Distracted Mother Walks Seven Miles to Watrous in Futile Quest for Aid.

[Special Dispatch to the Morning Journal.]

East Las Vegas, N.M., April 25.—Mrs. Zachary Taylor Cooper went out to call her sons to dinner tonight and found them both dead in the bottom of a sixty-foot well which they were engaged in digging on their non-irrigated farm seven miles east of Watrous. The two young men were digging for water but encountered a strong flow of natural gas and were suffocated before they could escape. A message was sent here for a physician, but it was cancelled before he could start, for it was realized that nothing could be done.

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Funeral of Mrs. McCloe

The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives from out of town as the service were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maud McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Virginia Rorick Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Medina. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.

Untitled (Ethel Gould Barker)

Mrs. Ethel M. Barker, 72, Salem Rt. 1 Box 693, died Friday in a Salem nursing home. She was born at Tillamook, and came to Salem from Portland 48 years ago. She was a member of Salem First Presbyterian Church and Brush College Grange. Survivors include a son Samuel, Columbia, Mo., and sister Mrs. Edith Staplin, Tacoma, Wash. Arrangements are pending at Barrick mortuary.

Source: Oregon Statesman, Saturday, August 24, 1968.

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead, wife of Eli Mead, passed away at her home on Avenue K, Matamoras, on Sunday morning at 1 o’clock, after an illness of eight months.

Deceased was born at Dingmans and a daughter of Mrs. Hannah Broadhead Titman and the late John C. Titman, of Dingmans. She was 40 years of age. On July 8th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Eli Mead, of Port Jervis. She was a member of the Epworth M.E. Church, Ladies’ Aid and Epworth League.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Frances, one son, Donald, at home; her mother, Mrs. Hannah Titman, of Matamoras; six sisters, Mrs. Chester Snyder, Mrs. Martin Clark, Mrs. Thomas Clarke, of Matamoras; Mrs. James Greenhaigh of West End, Mrs. John Whittaker and Mrs. William Rettallik, of Dingmans, and one brother, Harry Titman, of Matamoras.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Interment will be in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 20, 1924.

R.W. Millard, Retired Bee Executive, Dies

Ralph W. (Duke) Millard, 67, retired business manager of The Fresno Bee, died today in a local hospital. It is believed his death was due to a heart attack. An autopsy has been ordered.

Millard, who retired from The Bee in 1959, had been living in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.

He entered the hospital last night and died at 7:30 o’clock this morning.

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Katie Virginia Bean

Mrs. Katie Virginia Bean, granddaughter of an early Oregon pioneer family, died at a local nursing home Friday at the age of 78 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. from the Colonial mortuary with Rev. Neville Blunt officiating and interment and at Lincoln Memorial park. She had formerly resided at 720 N.E. 69th ave. Mrs. Bean was born March 26, 1876, in Boise. She was the widow of W.S. Bean and sister of the late James Mullany. Her grandparents were Jerome and Sarah Walling who settled with early pioneers in Amity.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. F.E. VonGroenewald, Mrs. E.E. Charpantier and Mrs. T.P. Weston, all of Portland; Mrs. Viola Ames, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Gantenbein, Vashon Island, Wash.; a son, T.S. Bean, Oakland, Cal.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Portland Oregonian, December 12, 1954.

Jesse Walling

News of the death of Jesse N. Walling, of Fowler, former Madera resident, has been received by friends here. He died in Fowler last night following a sudden illness. Services will be held at the Fowler Funeral chapel tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Walling is survived by his wife, the former Agnes E. Cook of Madera. He was a son-in-law of Mrs. H.E. Cook of this city. While living in Madera Mr. Walling operated the Madera Drug company.

Source: Madera Tribune, December 23, 1949.

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Mrs. Clara Chrysler, 77, 85 East Tulane road, Columbus, widow of Charles H. Chrysler, died Sunday in her home.

Surviving are her two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider, Central College; Miss Helen Chrysler, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, Columbus; a twin brother, Charles J. Palmer, Kirkersville; a sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Newark Advocate, August 23, 1943.

W.R. Rorick, Former Livestock Head, Dies

William R. Rorick, former president of the Buffalo Livestock Exchange, died of a heart ailment at his home in Morenci, Mich., yesterday. He was 73.

Born in Michigan, Mr. Rorick came to Buffalo when the first Livestock Exchang[e] was established and lived here for 35 years, being a partner in the livestock firm of Sadler, Rorick & Co. He had been retired for some time. He leaves his wife in Morenci and a daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, here.

Source: Buffalo Courier-Express, February 2, 1943.