On USS Iowa

Two Medford men, Sgt. Henry G. McCullough, U.S. Marine corps, and Jerald J. McGrew, U.S. Mavy radarman, are aboard the battleship USS Iowa in Korean waters, a navy release reports. Sgt. McCullough is the son Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McCullough, 122 Willamette. McGrew is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. McGrew, Route 2, Medford. Ernest L. Kitsmiller, of Prospect, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scotty H. McCollum, is also on the Iowa. He is an apprentice seaman.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, June 29, 1952.

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Curtis M’Grew Taken By Death

Curtis A. McGrew, 69, born of Oregon pioneer parents in Polk county April 4, 1872, passed away in Central Point at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. McGrew has spent practically all his life in Oregon and has resided in Jackson county for the last 31 years.  The last two years was spent at Prospect. For many years prior to that he resided at Talent.

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Betrothal News Is Made Known

Ashland—Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Gillette, 600 Clover lane, announce the engagement of their daughter, Patrica Mae, to Eddie Lee McGrew, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McGrew, 1433 East McAndrews road, Medford.

Miss Gillette was graduated from Ashland High school in 1960 and is employed by Hadley’s Apparel, Medford. Her fiance is a student at Oregon State college, Corvallis, and both young people plan to attend that school in the fall.

Their wedding will take place in the summer.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 23, 1961.

John Curtis McGrew

Funeral services for John Curtis McGrew, 52, who died Friday, will be held in Conger-Morris chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Norman J. Tully, of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Committal will be in Siskiyou Memorial park.

Mr. McGrew was born Aug. 28, 1903, in Langley, Wash. On Oct. 13, 1934, in Talent he was married to Eleanor Lynch,, who survives. He had made his home here since 1910.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Budd Carr, Contra Costa, Calif.; two brothers, Melvin and Elroy, both of Medford; one niece and two nephews.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1955.

Phoebe McGrew

McGREW—At the residence, 988 Union avenue north, September 13, Phoebe McGrew, age 74 years; beloved mother of Miss Jessie E. Ball and Miss Florence McGrew, both of this city; Mrs. Mable Briner, Mrs. Curtis McGrew, both of Talent, Or. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, at 3 p.m., at the chapel of Miller & Tracey.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal, September 16, 1919.

Florence J. McGrew

McGREW—At Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 26, Florence J. McGrew, aged 43 years; sister of Mrs. Jennie E. Ball of this city, Miss Mabel Briner and C.A. McGrew, residing at Talent, Or.; member of Rose City Eastern Star. The funeral services will take place at the conservatory chapel of the East Side Funeral Directors, 414 East Alder st., at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, March 2. Friends invited. Concluding services at the Portland Crematorium.

Source: Portland Oregonian, February 28, 1922.

60th Anniversary Of County Couple To Be Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Briner of Wagner Creek will be honored on their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 7, with an open house at the home of Mr. Briner’s nephew, Melvin McGrew, and Mrs. McGrew, 995 South Oakdale avenue, Medford.  Friends and relatives are invited to call between 1 and 5 o’clock.

The Briners, who have lived in the county for many years, were married in the Willamette valley.

Relatives who will gather for the affair will include Mr. Briner’s brother, Marion Briner of Bandon, Ore., and a niece and nephew of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Arley Libbey of Portland.

Source:  Medford Mail Tribune, March 5, 1948.

Dilla Lorain Grubbs

GRUBBS.—At Selba, Cal., December 5, 1903, at 4 p.m., Mrs. Dilla Lorain Grubbs, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Polk county. She was born April 12, 1861, and in 1886 became the wife of L.G. Grubbs, with whom she lived until she passed away. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church, and a devoted Christian. Besides the bereaved husband and only son, Harold, she leaves to mourn here a large family of brothers and sisters. They are: Mrs. S.S. Gimble of Salem; Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy, Woodburn; Mrs. F.W. Peaslee, Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling, Lincoln, Polk county; B.F. Walling, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Pheba [sic] McGrew and Mrs. Jennie Glendon [sic], Portland, and Mrs. W.N. [sic] Toner, Yaquina. A host of devoted friends in Marion and Polk counties will grieve to hear of the lady’s sad death.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 9, 1903.

Mabel McGrew & Andrew Briner

Married, at the residence of H.B. Tingle, Esq., March 7, 1888, at 2 o’clock p.m., Andrew Briner and Miss Mabel McGrew, Rev. Craven officiating. Briner is a young man of exemplary character and sterling qualities of heart and mind, and well calculated to plan a bright future for his bride, who is one of Perrydale’s fairest daughters. We commend Miss Mabel on her choice of a fine and noble husband, and to say that he could not have done better but expresses the sentiment of their many friends. They young couple went to housekeeping soon after the marriage in the house formerly occupied by J. Likens. Thus our daughters leave us, just as they have learned to love. A stranger comes through the village and carries off its fairest daughters.—Perrydale, March 20.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, March 22, 1888.

McGrew Family Death Notices

At his late residence, 405 Skidmore st., May 15, Emmett V. McGrew, age 45 years. Remains at Larch’s Undertaking Parlors, E. 6th and Alder st. Funeral notice later. (Portland Oregonian, May 16, 1903)

Milwaukie, Or., May 17. — (Special) — Emmett V. McGrew, formerly a resident of this place, died in Portland Friday at 45 years of age. He was a member of Milwaukie Camp, Woodmen of the World, and a widower. The funeral will be held at Portland Crematorium Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. This camp will attend the services. (Portland Oregonian, May 18, 1903)

Miss Florence J. McGrew, youngest daughter of John W. McGrew, pioneer merchant of Perrydale, Ore., died at Vancouver, Wash., February 26. Miss McGrew was employed as superintendent of the operating department of the Vancouver woolen mills and was taken ill suddenly while at work Saturday. She died of pneumonia early Sunday morning. Surviving are her father, a brother, C.A. McGrew of Talent, Ore., and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Bruier [sic] of Talent and Mrs. Jessie E. Ball of Portland. (Portland Oregonian, March 5, 1922)