Posted Queries November 1998 - February 1999


GORNALL posted by Linda Golesch-Hatton on Saturday, November 7, 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 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!


Seeking other relatives of Abram Stark McGREW (b. 19 Nov 1817; d. 23 Mar 1900) and his wife Susan VANCE (b. 15 Aug 1822, KY; d. 24 Aug 1906, Perrydale, Oregon). They were married 20 Feb 1839 and moved from Monmouth, Warren Co., IL to Weston, Umatilla Co., Oergon in 1875. Both are buried in the Weston, Oregon, cemetery along with several other MCGrews. His parents were John MCGREW (b. 10 Apr 1776; d. 20 Jul 1835) and Joanna _____ (b. 30 Jan 1777; d. 11 Aug 1851). Her parents were John VANCE (b. 10 Jun 1781, VA; d. 1831) and Elizabeth STEIN (b. 1784; d. 1831). Surnames of the descendants include: ABERLE, BALL, BLACKMAN, BRINER, BROTHERT, CIMINO, CLARK, DOLBY, EARP, FLUMAN, GRAZEDA, GROSS, HEITKEMPER, KEYT, MOORE, MOULTRAY, PATISON, PLANKINGTON, STURTEVANT, and WISE.

BITNER posted by Judy Carlson on Saturday, November 21, 1998

I am searching any and all information on BITNER, Daniel. He moved to Umatilla Co ca 1927. He was born in Springfield, Ill 17 Jan 1883 and died at Pendleton, Or December 1967, buried in Pendleton, Oregon on 20 Dec 1967. His address at death was 414 SW 12th St., Pendleton, Oregon. Did he have a wife? Did he have children? Would like copy of obit or any other info on Daniel BITNER that is available.

EATON posted by Richard on Saturday, November 21, 1998

Thadeus EATON born abt. 1857 in Misouri married Etta ? Died in 1898 and buried in Pendleton City Cemetery, (Olney) Oregon. He farmed east of Dayton, Columbia County, WT Children: Mary b abt 1878 WT Mattie b Feb 1882 WT Warren J. b Sept 1883 WT Viola b. Jul 1885 WT Otto T. b Apr 1893 WA Fredric L. b Apr 1895 WA

SHAW posted by Roger McCumber on Friday, January 1, 1999

I'm searching for information on "Copper" John and Mary Ann SHAW. Believed to have settled in the Butter Creek area of Umatilla Co., Oregon. c 1870. Thanks,

ARMSTRONG, DAVIS, FOUNTAIN, KEYS posted by Pat Thomas on Friday, January 1, 1999

When Adah Keys DAVIS died in 1909, her obituary said that her sister Mrs.Emma ARMSTRONG lived in Athena, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Emma was babtized 4 February 1832 in Calverton, Buckinghampshire, England and came to the United States probably without her parents Thomas and Sarah (FOUNTAIN) KEYS.

PEARSON, WOLFRAM, WRIGHT posted by Paula on Friday, January 1, 1999

I am looking for information on my great grandmother's sister. In my great grandmother's obit it lists that Francis O. PEARSON was from Freewater, Umatilla Co., Oregon. My great grandmother, Ella WRIGHT WOLFRAM died in1920. Thanks again for any help you can give.

SEE posted by Sylvia See Claresholm on Friday, January 8, 1999

I am reseaching and looking for family information and birthdates of John SEE , Jasper SEE, Ira SEE, James SEE and George SEE, who lived in the Hermiston area of Umatilla County Oregon, around 1877 to 1879 time period. I would appreciate information on other family members in this area if possible. Thanks in advance for any information received.

CLAPP posted by Daniel Ewer on Monday, January 11, 1999

CLAPP, William Born:1879 Indiana. Died: Jan, 1965 Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR. Wife: Myrtle. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

BERNARD, HOBBS, NICHOLS posted by Ardie Grimes on Saturday, February 6, 1999

I am looking for any descendants of Alice Melissa BERNARD and George Alfred HOBBS. George died 17 January 1937 at Oregon City and is buried in the Milton cemetery. Alice died 11 December 1939 and is buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Milton. Their surviving children were: Charles D. HOBBS of Milton; Mrs. Marie Leona NICHOLS of Portland and Guy R. HOBBS of Oregon City. This family was very involved in the Seventh Day Adventist church and the college at Walla Walla. Alice Melissa BERNARD was my great grandfather's youngest sister. We are anxious to get in contact with any members of this family. Please contact me by email

COLE, WEAVER posted by Dale Weaver on Sunday, February 14, 1999

I am loking for information on James WEAVER and family as listed in the 1870 Umatilla Co census. He was born 30 March 1819, in Nicholas Co. Ky. Married Elizabeth COLE, 7 May 1846, Switzerland Co. Indiana. Moved with family to Minnesota in 1855, then later to Idaho, and then settling in Walla Walla valley in 1868. Died 9 march 1881, buried in Valley Ford Cemetery, Umatilla Co., near Milton- Freewater. Are there any decendents out there? Please contact me.Thanks

CHESIER, KENDALL, MAXON, ROSE posted by Susan Austin on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Looking for descendants of Harry E. ROSE Harry E. ROSE b: September 06, 1885 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY. d: October 28, 1922 shot in his cigar store and pool room, Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon (Does anyone have newspaper account of the crime?) .. +Hazel KENDALL m: November 10, 1917 Children: i. Dorothy Mae ROSE b: July 13, 1918 d: June 21, 1921 struck and killed by auto (Anyone have newspaper account of this?) ii. Clarabelle (Ger.)(don't know what this "Ger." stands for...) ROSE b: March 10, 1920 married John W. CHESIER iii. Harriet ROSE b: June 12, 1923 married Andrew K. MAXON Harry ROSE'S siblings John(Jack) V. ROSE and Clarabelle ROSE also moved from Cuba, NY to Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon. see futher queries Any help appreciated.

BLEVINS, ENGLISH, ROSE, SULLIVAN posted by Susan Austin on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Looking for the descendants of John (Jack) Virgil ROSE: 1 John (Jack) Virgil ROSE b: January 12, 1891 Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co.,NY d: May 05, 1953 Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon .. +Lillian I. ENGLISH b: of Helix, Umatilla Co.,Oregon m: January 23, 1921 Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon Father: R. J. ENGLISH 2 Lelamae ROSE b: July 10, 1922 Helix, Umatilla Co., OR .. +Thomas S. BLEVINS 3 Michael BLEVINS 2 Evadene ROSE b: October 31, 1927 Helix, Umatilla Co., OR .. +Dalton E. SULLIVAN 3 Carolyn Sullivan 3 John Sullivan Any help appreciated.

EHELER, ELLIS, ENGLISH, ROSE, SNYDER, WASSON posted by Susan Austin on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

ROSE - ENGLISH Wedding Announcement The item printed below is taken from the Helix Advocate, published in Helix, Umatilla county, Oregon, dated Jan. 27, 1921. Mr. John V. ROSE, the bridegroom at the wedding described, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. ROSE of Cuba and has many friends in this place, having been in business here for some time. He is an ex- service man. Mr. Harry ROSE and Miss Genevieve ROSE, brother and sister of the groom, are also former Cubans. "At an attractive home wedding yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. ENGLISH, of Reith, Miss Lillian ENGLISH became the bride of John V. ROSE, a young business man of Helix. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Cox, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, in the presence of about 50 relatives and friends. "Preceding the ceremony, Miss Ruth ELLIS sang a solo. The wedding march was played by Mrs. W. H. SNYDER, and the marriage vows were plighted beneath a canopy of pink and white. The bride was charming in a wedding dress of white satin with overdress of embroidered georgette in flesh color, worn with satin girdle, and corsage of pink and white carnations. Mrs. Edith EHELER of Helix, sister of the bride, who wore a gown of blue, was matron of honor. Clarence WASSON, of Helix, was best man. "Following the ceremony. a wedding supper was served amid a setting of roses and greenery. Two wedding cakes were cut by the bride. Among the list of guests named as present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry ROSE and Miss Genevieve ROSE. "Mr. and Mrs. ROSE left immediately for Walla Walla, for a short wedding trip, before returning to their home here. The Advocate extends congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life." -- unidentified newspaper clipping, undated. Anyone know the above mentioned people? Please Contact me.

NEIL, ROSE posted by Susan Austin on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Clarabelle ROSE, sister of John(Jack) V. and Harry E. ROSE of Helix, OR: Clarabelle ROSE Miss Clarabelle ROSE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. ROSE of Cuba, was born in the town of Lyndon, Feb. 20, 1889. She was educated at Cuba high school and in 1913 graduated as a nurse from the Buffalo General hospital. Later she took a position in the Dansville sanitarium, where she practiced her profession. In 1917 she wished to enlist as a Red Cross nurse and volunteered for service in France, but on taking the required physical examination she was informed that she was afflicted with tuberculosis. She made a long and determined struggle against the disease and everything possible was done for her recovery, but without avail. In November she went to Raybrook in the Adirondacks, were she passed 18 months. About the first of last October she went to Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon, in the hope that the change of climate might be beneficial and for two months or more her health seemed much improved. About Christmas time she began to decline, however, and she died on Feb. 5. Her remains were brought to Cuba, where her funeral took place Feb. 12, at the home of her parents on East Main street, the Rev. T. W. Carter conducting the service. The deceased was a devoted member of the Baptist church and was actively interested in the Philathea class and in the choir, to which she also belonged. Beside her parents, Miss ROSE left the following brothers and sisters: Harry E., John and Genevieve of Helix, Umatilla Co., Oregon; Ernest and Myrtal of Rochester; Mrs. Clarence NEIL, and Marion and Irene ROSE of Cuba. -- Unidentified newspaper clipping (probably to Cuba Patriot), hand dated 1921. Any information about Clarabelle, John or Harry ROSE would be appreciated.

BLACK, ROY posted by Cheri Astrahan on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Looking for the childen of Fountain BLACK found in the 1880 census for Umatilla Co., Oregon, in Blalock. Is he the son of Henry BLACK of Forest Grove, Washington Co, Oregon who moved to Washington State about 1880? Is he the Fount BLACK that married Josephine ROY(1856-1896). Is he the same Fountain BLACK that lived in Montana when his father died in 1904?

BUTLER posted by Mark Butler on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Looking for info on BUTLER, Mason, (1870-?) According to the 1900 census he married Violet (1883-?) in Umatilla Co. Oregon, in the City of Pendleton in 1899, they had a 3 month old named Elmer. I believe they moved to Union Co. Oregon within a year or so after the census and had several more children (Champ, Evelin, Jackson) Would appreciate any ideas/connections

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