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.

Untitled (Ethel M. Gould & Roy E. Barker)

Miss Ethel M. Gould and Mr. Roy E. Barker were united in marriage at noon Wednesday at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Barker in Polk county. Rev. H.C. Stover officiated. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to 16 guests. The young couple will make their home on the groom’s farm in Polk county.

Source: The Oregon Statesman, February 15, 1920.

Fred M. Gould

Late resident of 1668 Center St. NE. Fri., Feb. 24, at a local hospital. Survived by widow, Nellie, Salem; sons, Merrill E., Salem; Krader R., Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Mrs. Roy E. Barker, Zena. Ore.;Mrs. Edith Staplin, Tacoma, Wash. 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held in the VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL under the direction of a Christian Scientist. Interment was in Zena Cemetery.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, February 27, 1967.

Zena Residents Spend Holiday in Vancouver; Also Witness Wedding

ZENA—Mrs. and Mrs. Roy E. Barker and Samuel H. Barker of Zena and Miss Barbara McLoughlin of Salem went to Vancouver Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mrs. Barker’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould and to attend the wedding of Mrs. Barker’s niece, Miss Bethel Gould, to James Darby. Sam Barker played the wedding march. Unknown to each other Merril Gould, brother of Bethel, was married the same day at the navy station at Honolulu harbor.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, November 26, 1938.

Short News Items from 1928

Mrs. B.F. Search has returned to her home, at Crooksville, after shopping in Zanesville. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1928)

The condition of Mrs. John L. Shauger of 618 Comstock Street, who has been ill for some time, shows no improvement. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiatt of Winchester Bay in Coos county were week end visitors at the home of Mr. Hiatt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toews. They all motored to Grand Ronde Sunday where they were dinner guests at the F.N. Preston home and visited with J.S. Hiatt who is stationed there. (Salem Statesman Journal, July 11, 1928)

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