Queries - Sherman County, Oregon GenWeb

Queries - Sherman County, Oregon

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Thu, 20 Nov 1997 GB_LUSK@Prodigy.Net

ELLSWORTH, Clarence Herbert. Seeking information on Clarence Herbert ELLSWORTH b. 13 APR 1850 in Vermillion, La Salle Co., IL d. 16 JUL 1923 in Moro, Sherman Co., OR. Married Sarah Anna UDELL on 8 AUG 1879. Supposedly ran a hotel in Moro until about the time of his death. Am interested if hotel is still standing.

His daughter Lily May ELLSWORTH b. 15 OCT 1880 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA d. 21 FEB 1969 in St. Helens, Columbia Co., OR married Hugh B. LUSK on 2 JUL 1900 in The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR

Fri, 13 Feb 1998 rfbromley@worldnet.att.net Richard F. Bromley

PAYNE - Would like any information of PAYNE families in Sherman Co. Specifically George Payne b. 1858 Johnson Co., MO, d. 1904 Grass Valley, Sherman Co., OR. He had brothers Thomas M. Payne b. 1850 MO, Franklin Payne B. 1852 MO. Mother came with them in 1886, Polly Payne, nee BARNET. They had orchards in the area.

Mon, 2 Mar 1998 tendick@efn.org Aldean Tendick

BATES, Samuel S. died in Grass Valley, OR. Married to Eliza Jane (RHODES). I am trying to find any information on this couple. They had a daughter Nellie Climenia Bates, born June 17, 1875, died April 1956 in Portland, OR. She married Lewis Grant STAFFORD on Feb. 26, 1900 in Portland, OR. Any information would be most appreciated. Grave sites, cemetery information, land information, etc.

Sun, 5 Jul 1998 sherryk@mail.transport.com Sherry Kaseberg

ROWLEY, C.M.; Inscribed on a basalt canyon wall between Wasco and Moro, near DeMoss Springs in Sherman County: "C.M. Rowley / Sept 29, 1875 / WELL" Who is Rowley? Is he the Charles Rowley in Polk County 1870 and Umatilla County 1880? What was he doing in then Wasco County-now Sherman County? What does "WELL" tell us?

Mon, 24 Aug 1998 snevets@execpc.com Robert J. Stevens

GRAVES, Austa M. was born on February 06, 1907 at Bakeoven, Sherman Co., Oregon. She was the daughter of Elmer Godley GRAVES and Martha Lucy "Hema" HAMILTON who got married on July 04, 1894 over in Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon. She had the following brothers and sisters: Esther Grace Graves born November 12, 1895 in Prineville, Crook Co.,Oregon. Frank Graves born March 15, 1900 in Antelope, Wasco Co., Oregon. Ted Graves born March 15, 1905 in Antelope, Wasco Co., Oregon. Neva Graves born April 10, 1910 in Crook Co., Oregon. Anyone with any info on any of the above names please contact me.

Wed, 11 Nov 1998 DON_BOELL@HP-ColSprings-om1.om.hp.com

I'm looking for the date of death and final resting place for James Mordecai DAVIS. James was born July 17, 1835 in Sangamon Co. IL. He lived a good portion of his life in Harrison Co. Missouri before hitting the Oregon trail with his kids.

James and wife Delina (or Delila) DAVIS are found in the 1900 federal census for Clark Co. Washington. James is listed in the 1910 federal census for Clark Co. Washington as a widower living with his oldest son Joseph Caldwell DAVIS. James is not listed in the 1920 Clark Co. Washington census so far as I can tell. The LDS FHC lists James as dying and being buried in Moro, Oregon but they do not list a date.

I'd appreciate it if someone could look at the county records for James Mordecai DAVIS to confirm this.

Mon, 11 Jan 1999  ladybell53@yahoo.com   Teresa, Gresham OR

COCHRAN - Am looking for any info on the families of Charles K. Cochran and his brother James W. Cochran. Both born in Macon Co, NC and came to OR in the late 1800's. They were listed on a 1900 OR census, in Sherman Co, Grass Valley Precinct. Charles was married to Mary O. ?? and had two children, Loy and Loran. James, his brother was living with him at the time and single. Can anyone tell me about this family, as I have been tracking them from NC. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Sun, 04 Apr 1999 orgalaxy@prodigy.net Nancy

BAKER, Charles "Roy" arrived with family to Grass Valley, Sherman County with the rest of the Baker family: His father and mother: Vernon A. and Carrie Baker and eight brothers and sisters. They arrived in Grass Valley somewhere between 1915 and 1927. I know George "Roy" is buried there along with his son Darrold who died when he was only thirteen. The info I need is a DOB and DOD, wife's name: DOB, DOD and any other info that can be found and supplied. I have run into a brick wall with these Bakers. Any info would be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

Sun, 23 May 1999 GRIZZR@aol.com Bill Reynolds

CARR, Rebecca -- BINGHAM, Sarah. My 4 great grandmother, Rebecca CARR was visiting her daughter Sarah BINGHAM and family around the turn of the century. Rebecca CARR was from Missouri but died in Oregon during the visit. A John BINGHAM and Sarah BINGHAM are listed in the 1880 census for then Wasco County. This could have included Sherman County at the time. John and Sarah are too young to be my Sarah but could have been a son and daughter in law. They are listed in Lone Rock Precinct but I don't know where that is. Trying to locate death date and burial place for Rebecca CARR. Any help is appreciated.

Tues, 1 June 1999 rodneyvm@dreamscape.com Rodney Van Metre

I am looking for any information on my grandparents. They lived in the Grass Valley area. Their names were John G. VAN METRE and his wife Minnie Belle Van Metre. They had a daughter named Fay who died from a flu epidemic. My dad, John C. Van Metre, was born on September 15, 1910. Can anyone help me? My family is all gone.

Sun, 6 Jun 1999 pathelyer@attbi.com Pat Helyer

I have extensive research on HELYER and WILSON families. Most of my research is on file at the Sherman County Historical Society. Would be interested in helping or corresponding with anyone else interested.

Mon, 9 Aug 1999 earth@televar.com Bob Shannon

My great great grandfather Ellis WALTON died in the Civil War. He was from Jay County Indiana. His sister Elvira (also spelled Alvira) came out to join a third brother whose name I have not found. Elvira Walton/Johnson joined this brother at farming in Kent, Sherman County where she died Sept 2 1906. I am assuing she is buried somewhere in Sherman County. Any ideas????

Mon, 9 Aug 1999 rmille9601@aol.com Russell Miller

MILLER, Susan Emeline (Stephens) b. July 11, 1830 in Clairborne Co TN died in Moro, Sherman Co., Oregon. Trying to confirm date of May 31, 1897 or 98. She was married to William M. MILLER. One of several children was Ida May MILLER who married Horace M. STRONG June 6, 1892 in Moro, Sherman Co., OR. One son John Isiah MILLER might have lived in Moro and later lived and died in Hood River Co, Oregon. Total children of William and Susan either 7 or 8.

Mon, 9 Aug 1999 rmille9601@aol.com Russell Miller

Rutledge, Oregon a town that was 7 miles SW of Grass Valley. Seeking more information about Rutledge. Several of my ancesators lived there in 1880-1904: John Archibald WRIGHT, David Hervey LEECH who married daugther of John Archibald WRIGHT - Frank "Fannie: Ward WRIGHT in Rutledge, Wasco Co Oregon on Nov 11, 1885. Their 6 children were born in Rutledge or Antelope, Oregon 1887 to 1896.

Sun, 19 Sep 1999 jcarter@ptinet.net

MOORE, Tilford A, resident of Grass Valley and Antelope beginning sometime after 1865. Died in Burns OR in 1895.

Wed, 10 Nov 1999 squirreltracks@msn.com Jan Dyer Hansen

COONS, James. I would like to locate my cousins, children of James and Ora Lou (DYER) Coons. Should be living in The Dalles or Moro area. I am working on my Dyer genealogy and would like to include this side of my family.

Wed, 10 Nov 1999 Nish@aol.com David Nishitani

Does anyone have information on Nish Road and/or the old site of Nish? I have a brochure, "A Guide to Oregon Trails in Sherman County, Oregon." Item 15 on the brochure is Nish: "The old site of Nish is at the junction of Highway 206 and Nish Road. The Cutoff to the Barlow Road passed along Grass Valley Canyon. Nish Road crosses a stream here." Is there more background about the site, like where its name came from and what was there during the Oregon Trail days? I was there this summer and all I could find was the road sign and where the road crosses the stream. Any information would be appreciated. David Nishitani, 961 NW Hayes, #13, Corvallis, OR 97330

Sun, 6 Feb 2000 gfox@3-cities.com George L. Fox

My grandfather, William FOX, lived above the Cooper mill dam site on the John Day River and had a fruit orchard. I have been looking for Sherman County census records for 1910 that included Early, Or to check on his household members.  Do you know if such information exists?  My father, George Fox, owned the site of Early before it was covered by water from the John Day dam on the Columbia.  Thanks. 

Thu, 17 Feb 2000 amann@columbia-center.org Arlen Mann

Looking for Alonzo YOUNG and his wife Mary Jane (CARMICAL) Young.  He died 1907 in Wasco and Mary died 1938.  Also looking for his brother W. D. YOUNG.

Tue, 7 Mar 2000 borgen@prodigy.net Betty Borgen

The book "They Paved the Way" by Bertha Belshe is noted as being "Out of Print".  Would you know if there are any copies of this book available?  It contains a picture of my father, E. M. "Mone" KESSINGER, and other relatives plus historical information of interest to me.

Wed, 16 May 2000  ChGoBeck@AOL.com George and Cheryl Beck

The JAMES family lived in Moro, Oregon about 1902 to about 1910 as the family appears on 1910 US Census. Father Fred James, Mother Mary Caroline James, children William, Richard, Rosella, Daniel, Florence, Frank. Looking for any information about this family.

Fri, 13 Oct 2000 tlmszz@razornet.com Tom & Lauri 

MITCHELL, Abraham - Looking for information on Abraham Mitchell, dob abt 1860-70's, and his family. He married Burtha FULLER, and had at least two sons, Roy S. MITCHELL, dob 1895 and Albert Ellsworth MITCHELL, dob 10-11-1898 in Moro, OR. May possibly have had a third son, Marion MITCHELL. In early 1900's Abraham abandoned the family, and the children were sent to an orphanage in Portland, until their mother remarried a man named PETERSON.

Boatman, James D. 

Query was successful and deleted at the request of Ms. Alumbaugh on June 30, 2001

Mon, 01 Jan 2001 smx2@email.msn.com Stewart Monroe

VANLANDINGHAM, William W. Looking for information on my gg grandfather William W. Vanlandingham and his wife Rebecca Maxey. William was b. 1812, Warren Co., Ky and Rebecca was b. 1829, Howard Co., Mo. I know they both died in Oregon after 1867, probably in Sherman County. Their son Elisha J. Vanlandingham owned property in Sherman County in 1894.

Mon, 01 Jan 2001 Screams4@socal.rr.com Tina M. Harris

I am searching for information on the first marriage of my grandfather, Ray Charles Harris. I know the marriage took place on August 11, 1918 in Sherman County, but that is all the information I have at the moment. I am hoping that someone will be able to assist me in tracking this down. Thanks in advance.

Sat, 20 Jan 2001 vernpaul@earthlink.net Vern Paul

LANPHEAR, H.  Grand juror 1889
LANPHEAR, Rev., mentioned in Kent section of "The Observor" 1902
LANPHEAR, Julia M, purchased 75+ acres in Sherman County, being
Lots 4 & 5 of Section 12, Township 5 South, Range 17 East, Aug. 6, 1907
Searching for relatives of Julia Alida Lamphier/Lanphear Morton, born 1858 in Illinois, daughter of Alfred Lamphier and Jane Willard; married Edward William Morton and resided near The Dalles until Edward's death in 1909.  She was living in Moro, Sherman County, in 1910, then moved to Portland.  No known relatives in area.  Are the above "H", "Rev." and/or "Julia M" possibly related and, if so, how?
Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you.  Vern Paul

Sun, 18 March 2001 Diane Elder elder@presys.com

HOLDER, William and Gideon, Mary Jane were married about 1880 in Sherman County. Is there anyone that has a marriage record book that has the correct date? Plus family information? Thank you. 

Sun, 18 March 2001 Cathy Feely-Evans Cathy.Feely-Evans@symantec.com

FEELY I'd like any information on Roy Feely or Ruth Belle HAYES (Feely) who lived in Grass Valley in the early 1900's. They owned a store and ranched in the area. Thank you. 

Mon, 4 September 2001 Angela Neasham Combs ANeasham@juno.com

I'm looking for Hearing and Sink families. 

Mon, 4 September 2001  Ohiokidz1@yahoo.com

I would like to post the surnames Robertson and Gray.

Mon, 4 September 2001 Gloria M. Lange gloriamlh@juno.com

Looking for Francis Collins Rasmussen, Moro, Sherman Co., Oregon, and descendents.  Thank you.  Gloria M. Lange 

Mon, 15 October 2001 Patty Russell prusse44@pioneer-net.com

Barnet, John H. b. Feb. 18, 1854 Mo. d. June 3, 1937 Milton, Or. married Mary Helen Hammond b. Oct. 15, 1853 Johnson C0. Mo. d. Sept. 27, 1936 Milton, OR. Would like information on Barnet family.  They lived in Kent, OR. Their daughter Angeline b. Nov. 22, 1889 Mo. married Lee Oney Woods Oct. 4, 1908 in Kent. 

Wed, 21 August 2002 Gretchen Gilbert Johnson gretcher@earthlink.net

GILBERT, Laura Etta Cline - Hoping someone can help me find an obituary for Laura GILBERT.  She died in Wasco OR, Sept. 29, 1929.  She died at the home of her daughter Helen Casteel.  I don't need a photocopy from the newspaper - an emailed copy is fine as long as the date and name of the newspaper are mentioned.  Any help would be greatly appreciated


1997 - 2003 - This page was created, and is maintained, by Mark Fields for the USGenWeb Project, Sherman County, Oregon site.

It was revised 24 June 2007.