Grandma Trosper
Oldest Citizen of Grant Co.,
Passes Away at Home in Dayville.


Remains Taken to Fossil for Burial Beside the Body of Her Grandson, Who was Killed in France.

Death has again visited our community and taken from us our dear friend, Grandma Trosper; and now as we pass by her door we miss her kind "how'dy, won't you come in and rest", that her friends have heard so many times.

Palmyra Bunch was born in Grundy County, MO December 31, 1832, and passed away at her home in Dayville Thursday , October 25, 1928 at the age of 96 years, 9 months and 24 days.

When a young woman she was married to Wm. Johnson Trosper, and three children were born to this union, Mrs. Margaret Glover, George Trosper, and Catherine Weatherly, her husband and daughter, Catherine, passing away while they were still in the East.

She came to Oregon in 1888 and engaged in the stock business at Antone at which place she lived until the year of 1918.

Grandma Tosper's life is a wonderful history. The days of her youth were spent at toil and labor, while she met the conflicts of life with a determined will, and not until she moved to Dayville in 1918 did she settle down to rest. She was always industrious, economical, honest and upright, which won for her great respect and many friends.

Although when a child there was no one to teach her to spell, she became a great reader and was very much interested in the affairs of the nation, reading her daily papers and discussing history and present day events with her friends until she was stricken with her last illness.

She loved her country, her home, her children and her friends. She was not only a mother to her own children, but to her grand children, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, whom she has left to carry on the work that she began so many years ago.

On Friday, October 25th, R.A. Ford read the history of her life to a large number of friends who had gathered to pay their last respects to this splendid old pioneer and then her body was taken to Fossil where the American Legion took charge, and she was laid to rest in a vault which she had had prepared, beside the body of her grandson, Arthur E. Glover, who gave his life on the battle field of France, fighting for liberty.

Besides her son, Geo. Trosper and daughter Mrs. M.E. Glover, she leaves two grandchildren, Mrs. Carlos Valade and Geo. C. Glover, eleven great grandchildren, Earl, Walter, Darrell, May, Ralph and Edna Valade, Holbert, Artice, Oral, Theron and Hermeline Glover and one grandson, Earl Junior Valade."

Contributed by Teddie Valade Richardson

Mary McIntyre Waterbury died at her home in Long Creek, at 10:30 P.M. Thursday, January 21, 1937 at the age of 74 years and 27 days. Born on December 25 1862 at Ontario, Canada, she was one of 12 children. At the age of six she moved with her parents of Wheeler, Wisconsin. In 1889 she moved to Bellingham Washington, where she was married to Jim Waterbury, January 18,1892. In 1895 they came to Long Creek; in 1900 they moved to Canyon City; then in 1905 they again moved to Long Creek, where they had since resided.

She is survived by her husband and two children, Chester Waterbury and Mrs Vada Tanier, and three grandchildren, all of Long Creek. Also six brothers and two sisters survive, as follows: Archie McIntyre, Colfax, Washington; Gilbert McIntyre, Bethel, Alaska; Duncan McIntyre, Westminster, B.C.; Donald Dougal, Jimmie McIntyre and Mrs. Jessie Brown all of Wheeler. Mrs Waterbury was a kind and devoted wife and mother and no truer or greater tribute could be paid her than is contained in these few lines from her daughter.


You were so brave, My Mother.
You met the daily challenge fearlessly;
You never pulled life's threads impatiently;
You smoothed them out for others
and for me, My Mother.
The faults of folks, your eyes refused to see;
You trusted them, that trust all magically,
Makes them live up to what
they long to be, My Mother.
You were so wise, My Mother
Unfettered by barriers life may rear;
You moved as if to music, high and clear;
And where you are, is comfort and good cheer,
My Mother.
If I am brave, My Mother,
Or kind or wise as down life's way I go
It will be that I but reflect the glow
That fills my heart, O, dearest
heart I know, My mother

By Daughter Vada.

Thomas Bert Scroggins was born in Long Creek, Oregon, March 30, 1888. He was 58 years one month and 10 days of age at the time of his death. Mr. Scroggins was married to Hazel D. Cardwell, March 21, 1920. He was a veteran of World War 1, and a charter member of the American Legion, Saunders Post 111. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his many friends, his wife, Hazel, and two sisters, Pearl Casey of Sisters, Oregon and Blanche Fisher of Taft, Oregon. Funeral Services were held on SUnday May 12, from the Driskill mortuary, John Day conducted by Rev. Mrs. Josie Bach. Interment was in the Long Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Lena Weissenfluh a well known citizen of Northern Grant passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Crowley in this city, Saturday afternoon at 4:10 o'clock. She suffered as slight stroke about a year ago but was not confined to her bed until two weeks before her death. About three weeks ago she grew worse and was brought to town for medical aid. One stroke followed another and at 4 oclock Saturday morning she called her daughter and coomplained of being sic. A doctor and nurse were summoned and remained with her until the end. At times during the day she would rally a little but all aid failed and late in the afternoon she quietly and peacefully glided away from her earthly home to the one beyond. Deceased was born in Berne, Switzerland, July 4, 1862 and was 66 years, six months and 28 days old at the time of her demise. She came to America in 1884 and was united in marriage to John Weissenfluh. To their union seven children were born. Six of them survive. A daughter, little Ethel preceeded her mother several years before. She leaves her husband and following children; Casper Weissenfluh of Ukia, Edgar, Frank, Garland and Willie Weissenfluh and Mrs Amanda Crowley, all of Long Creek. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs Katie Launer of Jennings, Oklahoma and Mrs john Hegi of Petersburg, Texas. Funeral Services were held from the M.E. church and conducted by Rev. Yagga of Canyon CIty, Oregon. Her remains were laid to rest in the Long Creek Cemetery.

Ethel, the 7 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs John Weissenfluh of the middle fork died Tuesday morning at 3 oclock, from the effects of a severe burn, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs Chas A Coe. Last Monday forenoon, as she was placing some sticks of wood on an open fire under a can of boiling grain her dress caught fire, and she then ran some distance to the house where a brother tore her garments off her, but not till her flesh had been burned to a crisp from her knees to her waist. She was brought to town for the treatment but it proved of no avail, as the patient little sufferer died as above stated. Rev. E.A. Miller preached the funeral sermon Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. Chruch, where a large number of friends were present after which the remains were laid to rest in the Long Creek cemetery.

Contributed by Rene Houston

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