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Okanogan County, Washington

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EAST, Alfred W.
EAST, Rose
EATON, Mary P.
EDGERTON, Harrison R.
ERWIN, William M.

Alfred W. East  
Alfred Walter East
Alfred Walter East was born near Riverside, Wash. September 18, 1901; son of John East and his wife Sophie nee Wuorinen. He lived most of his life at home with his parents. After due instruction in the truths of Christianity and on confessing his Christian faith he was confirmed and baptized and received into the membership of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Omak July 27, 1919. Last July he entered into the service of the U. S. government, joining the U. S. navy. He died at Mare Island, Calif. February 28, 1921; death being caused by inflamation of the mastoid bone. His age was nineteen years five months and ten days.
He leaves a father and mother, three sisters, Sigrid, Rose and Alma and a twin brother Albert.
Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery Monday, March 7, with services at the home and at the Riverside church. The Rev Kurt Koehler and the Rev. Wm. Lueckel conducted the funeral services.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - March 18, 1921

Rose East  
Death Again Leaves Sorrow In East Home
Miss Rose East, daughter of the well known Johnson Creek pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. John East, died Monday after an illness since the Tuesday before. Scarlet fever was the cause of her death.
This is the second death within the the past few weeks that death has entered the East home, a brother having died at Mare Island while in the navy. At the time of the lad's illness Miss East and her father made a trip to California and brought the body home for burial.
Miss East was 24 years of age and a young lady highly respected throughout the community. She was a native born Okanogan county girl and had lived all her life on the East homestead. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of their many friends throughout the county.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 3, 1921

Mary P. Eaton  
Mrs. Eaton Dead.
Mrs. Mary Patterson Eaton died Wednesday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elston, in this city, after a prolonged illness from Bright's disease.
The funeral was held at the Episcopal church on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. C. Peabody officiating. Undertaker Ed. Yarwood superintended the burial in the local cemetery.
Mrs. Eaton was born in 1850 in West Virginia, and came to Washington about seven years ago from Minnesota.
Mrs. Eaton wishes all those who assisted her in her hour of trial to know that she appreciates their kindness greatly.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - March 2, 1918

Harrison R. Edgerton  
G.A.R. Veteran Dies Suddenly
On Entering Home of H. R. Edgerton Monday, Son Finds Father Dead In Bed.
Monday morning H. R. Edgerton, a veteran of the Civil war and an old esteemed resident of Oroville, was found dead in his bed in his home in the east part of town by his son, Brainard. The news of the sudden death of Mr. Edgerton was a shock to the entire community, for he was a vigorous man for his years, never complaining of ill health, and was up and around as usual Sunday, although not feeling very well, the effect of a long horseback ride that he had taken Saturday. His son Brainard was at the house Sunday evening and wanted to remain all night but his father insisted that he was not suffering any, and remarked that if he really took sick he would send for him. Monday morning Brainard came down from his ranch, east of town, to ascertain how his father was feeling. Being unable to receive any response to his knocks on the door he broke through a screen entered the house and found his father dead in bed. Death had evidently come to Mr. Edgerton in his sleep, as he was lying on his side with one hand under his chin and no sign of a struggle.
Harrison R. Edgerton was born in New York state June, 12, 1844, and hence was aged 77 years, 10 months and 26 days. He was married to May H. Hicks, of New York. From New York the deceased moved to Michigan, from Michigan to South Dakota, from South Dakota back to Illinois, and came west to Republic from Illinois in 1903, locating in Oroville at the time of the building of the railroad. He is survived by his wife, who is in the east visiting with a daughter, four sons and two daughters. They are Floridas K. Edgerton, of Hutchinson, Kansas; Carl J. Edgerton, of Mechlin, South Dakota; R. H. and Brainard, of Oroville; Mrs. Edah Bottomley, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Georgia Rendbaugh, of Springfield, Minn. He also leaves two or three brothers and sisters.
The deceased enlisted early in the Civil war and served in Co. F, 61st N. Y. Vol. Infantry, his regiment being a part of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps. He served for three years with the Army of the Potomic, and had the remarkable experience of having taken part in the battles of Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvin Hill, Autietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania Court House, South Ann River, Petersburg, and Ream's Station, the largest battles of the war, and many minor engagements and never suffered a scratch.
The funeral took place from Barnes' undertaking parlors Thursday afternoon and was largely attended.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - May 12, 1922

William Ellingsworth  
Wm. Ellingsworth Passes
Wm. Ellingsworth, of Mansfield, who has been the guest of his son, R. E. Ellingsworth and family, was taken ill last week and passed away Tuesday morning. A complication of ailments, together with old age, was the cause of death.
The body was prepared for burial at the Okanogan undertaking parlors, where a short service was held. R. E. Ellingsworth left on Wednesday morning with the remains for the old family home in Gothenburg, Nebr., were interment will be made.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - January 30, 1920

James J. Enright  
Death Of An Old Timer
Monday J.J. Enright, of Loomis, was brought over to the Oroville General hospital in a most precarious condition, as he had been very ill for some months, and during the past few weeks showed symptoms of sinking rapidly. Drs. Beale and Efner examined the patient, and pronounced the case hopeless. the patient continued sinking and died Wednesday night. The remains have been taken to Loomis where the funeral will be held.
Jas. Enright was one of the oldest residents of Loomis, locating in that place in 1888. He has stuck to the old camp through thick and thin. He spent many of his years prospecting, and at one time owned the Grand Summit claims, on the top of Palmer mountain, from which was taken some of the choicest free gold specimens that have ever been seen in that district. Of late years Mr. Enright has not prowled through the hills hunting for hidden treasures owing to advanced years and a lameness caused from a serious accident he met with some years ago. The deceased has no relatives in the west. He was 69 years of age the 12th of this month.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 28, 1918
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

William M. Erwin  
Wm. M. Erwin was born in Menard county, Illinois, June 4, 1850, and died at the Sacred Heart Hospital, in Spokane, February 23, 1916. The deceased went to Nebraska in 1872, and took up a homestead in Harlon county. In 1876 he was married to Mary E. Paynter. From this union seven children were born, of whom four are still living to mourn their father's death. They are Jason R. Erwin, of Oroville, Wash., Bertha E. Powell, of Oroville, Wash., Tom Frank Erwin, of Alma, Neb., and Della Uplinger, of Republican City, Neb. Mr. Erwin was taken down with paralysis December 28, 1913, in Nebraska. Jason Erwin went to Nebraska to nurse his father in February 1914, and brought him out to Oroville in May, 1915. About that time a cancer developed on the lower lip that evidently caused his death. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Oroville, Sunday, Rev. A. W. Bond officiating. The special music was provided by Mrs. Ida Cutler. The body was laid to rest in the Oroville cemetery.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - March 3, 1916


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