LEBANON, Jan. 27—Mrs. Rohena Ross, 75, died yesterday at the Lebanon Community hospital.
Born at Amity on July 31, 1883, Mrs. Ross had spent her entire life in Oregon, having resided at Willamina and Alsea before coming to Lebanon.
Mrs. Ross is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roxanna Seits of Lacomb; sons, John Stuart, Cottage Grove; Walter Stuart and Dan Ross, Lebanon; Donald and Alexander Ross, Great Falls, Mont; sisters, Mrs. Lottie Fisher, Salem; Mrs. Dorothy West, Cottage Grove; and Mrs. Mary Whitlatch, Marion; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services are being arranged by the Howe-Huston chapel, Lebanon, for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Dell Grange hall at Lobster Valley. Burial will be at Lone Fir cemetery at Lobster.
Source: Albany Democrat-Herald, January 27, 1949.
Mrs. Rohena Ross passed away at the Lebanon community hospital January 26 following a short illness.
Born at Amity on July 31, 1883, she was the daughter of Lucius and May Walling Denny. For the past year she had resided in the Lebanon community. Prior to that she had resided for several years at Alsea.
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Declaring that her husband, Wm. Stuart, aged 78 years, while she is but 28 years of age, is addicted to the habit of drink, and that he has treated her cruelly, Mrs. Rohena Stuart has filed a suit for divorce with the clerk of the circuit court.
She says they were married in this city in 1901, and that there resulted from this union three children, the oldest being nine years and the youngest four. Besides being addicted to drink, she says the husband forced her to work on the farm; to milk cows; accused her of infidelity; and once in a fit of rage threw a butcher knife at her, and that finally she was compelled to take in washing for a livlihood [sic].
Source: Salem Capital Journal, January 17, 1912.