|1900||Clara Boyce "has 20 acres, dwelling house, barn and orchard of 200 apple trees that have been bearing about 25 years, 150 peach trees, besides pears, plums, cherries, mulberries, grapes, alfalfa field, garden, wheat and a fence, all valued at $1,500." [suit papers]||1900||Cupper's land was valued at $7,000. There was income of $200 a year from fruit.||1900||Mark Anderson was a neighbor of Cuppers in 1900.||1900||Zella Putnam [daughter of Joe Putnam?] was 15 years old, lived with Boyces. [Mrs. Joe Putnam is daughter of Wm. Cochran].||1900||James Sweek is a neighbor of the Cupper's.||1900||George Hayward is a neighbor who lives below the Cupper Place, he is brother of Tom Hayward who lives above the Cupper Place.||1901||First high schools established in Oregon.||1901||January 01, in Heppner Fred W. Cupper marries Laura Gardner, formerly of Tinpot, the teacher at Cupper Creek school, prviously she had taught near Hardman and at Scottsburgh on the Umpqua River.||1901||May, William G. Allen, father of Emma Cochran dies her mother, Catherine Allen still resides in Monument.||1901||June 10, W.E. White married Annette Cochran.||1901||June 18, James C. Cochran dies at age 32.||1901||Dec. 24, son born to J.H. Anderson and Eudora V.||1901||December 29, Anderson baby dies.||1902||Jan. 01, Alice Capon marries George McDuffee, formerly of Ritter, Or, in Snohomish, Washington.||1903||March 04, Harry Harold Capon born at Capon Ranch.||1903||Chance Wilson, grandson of Clara Minkler Lesley and son of Sarah Wilson lived at the mountain place near Monument.||1903||June 14, Heppner flood. Margaret Page Elder was living in Heppner when the flood struck. She and her baby were resued from a porch by her husband James Elder. Moments later the house was swept away. She lost all heirlooms her mother had brought from England. Later the Elders returned to Monument where Jim died.||1903||August 02, Sarah M. Cochran, wife of William Cochran dies and buried in Monument Cemetery.||1903||Ida Agnes Capon, daughter of John Capon, marries George Bleakman Jr. of Hardman.||1904||May 17, Mahala M. Neal, wife of Wm. Neal dies.||1906||March 24, Martin C. Lesley dies.||1908||April 03, William E. White married Lillie E. Browning.||1908||May 04, Elmer A. Shields married Georgia Rudio [b. 1888].||1908||July 17, William Neal early settler of Monument dies.||1908||November 07, Joseph H. Lawrence married Daisy Hayward, daughter of Thomas and Clementine Hayward.||1909||Williams Family moved to Monument [from Fox Valley?].||1909||The postmaster was Peter Caris.||1909||Mrs. Charlie Backier sister of Murd Stubblefield ran the hotel which was across the street from the present Elkhorn Pastime.||1909||Dec. 03, John H. Hamilton first settler of Hamilton dies.||1910||Feb. 02, there was a moving picture show at the school house. It was the first moving piture for many people of the area.||1910||Feb. 05, Mrs. Hunsaker married Wesley Gamble, age 26, who had worked for Emmett Cochran.||1910's||Wave Jackson, wife of Clyde Jackson had the first water tower in Monument.||1910||Morton Cupper marries Lizzie Laurence daughter of a Portugese farmer who used to peddle vegetables and fruit to settlers about Long Creek and Hardman.||1911||July 05, Beulah Day Cupper born to Fred W. and Laura M. Cupper.||1912||Feb. 02, Beulah Day Cupper daughter of F.W. and L.M. Cupper dies.||1912||Mary Millicent Capon marries Clyde Wright of Heppner.||1912||June 02, Eva Ella Capon marries Raymond Wright, brother of Clyde Wright, sons of Anson Wright.||1916||March 11, Ruth G. Burnside dies.||1916||May 12, Joseph Putman husband to Wm. Cochran's daughter dies.||1916||Aug. 07, Thomas Hayward, Jr. dies.||1917||William G. Crabtree, born 1858, a teacher in Monument area dies.||1917||The town of Sumpter burned to the ground.||1917||There was a rabies rage in the area then the Spanish Flu epidemic.||1918||Henry and Cordelia Cupper retire from the Monument Ranch and move to Salem.||1918||May 30, Nora Capon Page dies.||1918||Dec. 03, Harrison Flower husband of Wave Flower dies.||1919||There was an outbreak of Scarlet Fever in John Day.||1919||John Day High School Graduates three: Josephine G. Landrum, Virginia Rinehart, and Edith Sliffe.||1919||Population of Ritter, located on the Middle Fork of the John Day River, is twenty.||1920||April 16, Finette Morton dies.||1921||Georgia Rudio Shields dies buried at Monument.||1921||November 18, Nona Mary Boyer is born to Dempsey and Nora Capon Boyer at Mrs. Aikens house.||1921||Dec. 01, Mary Jackson born to Wave Crabtree and Clyde Jackson on the Crabtree place on Cupper Creek.||1922||June, Monument had a major fire which started on a garage roof there was no water system in town and the fire destroyed several buildings.||1922||Oct. 01, Henry and Cordelia Cupper married 50 years.||1923||January, Henry Adams Cupper dies.||1923||Eva C. rush Crabtree, born 1860, wife to Wm. Crabtree dies. She was a teacher in Long Creek.||1923||Sept. 01, Willie B. Jenks dies.||1924||The High School, still in use today, was built. The first high school was held in an old hall near the present  George Stirritt home. Classes were also held in another building until the new school was built.||1924||James L. Elder dies, buried in Monument.||1924||Lyman Dewey Swick son of L.D. Swick dies.||1925||Napoleon Bonaparte Neal, son of Wm. Neal second settlers of Monument dies.||1926||November, Dempsey and Nora Boyer sold the ranch and moved to the "Cupper place."||1927||November, Dempsey and Nora Boyer family move to Monument into the "Jefferson House".
The Emrys were neighbors across the street and Gladys Emry became a lifetime friend of Nona Boyer.
Mrs. Emry was already confined to a wheelchair with arthritis by this time and Mr. Emry walked with crutches due to a broken neck when a tree fell on him, he was unable to bend his knees.
Minnie Gable worked at the Boyers home.
Mr. And Mrs. William Gollyhorn owned the store, which was in the living room of their home on Main Street, directly across the street from the home of Mrs. Sarah Vilott Wilson Jenks. The post office was in the same block as Mrs. Jenks' house. The post office was run by Vilott and Cliff Merrill.
Mr. Gabler had the garage and their house was next to the Gollyhorn's store. George Burk had a blacksmith shop in the back of Gabler's garage, he was the brother of Mrs. Gollyhorn.
Rex Sweek worked as bartender in the pasttime. He was Doris, Mrs. George Capon's father.
|1927||The Eastern Oregon Trading Company had started grocery stores in Mt. Vernon and Dayville and wanted to start one in Monument. Dempsey Boyer was asked to run it. He refused at first because he was friends of the Gollyhorns, but upon being told the store would go in with someone else running it, Dempsey took the propsition and opened the store in the living room of the "Jefferson" house. Soon after the Gollyhorn store burned to the ground.||1927||John U. Capon dies from effects of stroke is buried at Monument.||1928||November, about a year later the Eastern Oregon Trading Company went broke. Walter Boyer, a younger half brother of Dempsey's loaned him $100 to buy the stock in the store.||1929||January 09, Lyman D. Swick dies.||1929||Rho Bleakman, son of George and Ida [Capon} Bleakman married Lois Musgrave. Rho worked for Clyde Wright for a short time before they moved to Monument. Rho has a mail route from Kimberly to Long Creek until 1934.||1930||March 30, Sarah Jane Minkler-Villot-Wilson-Jenks, the grand lady of Monument dies.||1930||Urba Denfeld, granddaughter of Sarah Villot Wilson Jenks deeded the block of land which her grandmother had donated for town square in 1899. The school, the church and the parsonage set on this land.||1930's||Dempsey Boyer turned the empty city block that was in front of his store into a ball field. Demsey rigged up a drag from poles and would drag the lot in the spring after the mud began to dry up which would level it and remove weeds.||1930||Sept. 14, Betty Jean Bleakman is born to Rho and Lois Bleakman. They subsequently have three more girls: Beth Rhoene, Laura Lee and Lois LaVonne.|