I have abstracted
the following "items of genealogical interest" from the microfilmed copies
of the Myrtle Point Herald. Generally, the newspaper does not contain
any additional information than I have abstracted, so I cannot respond
to any email requests for additional information. Because these early
newspapers contain numerous mention of people visiting in Myrtle Point,
going to school, attending balls, etc. I have not abstracted any information
that does not relate to vital records type events, i.e. birth, marriage
or death, or to "political" office. Currently, I am not planning
to index these entries as that would be much too time consuming.
Enjoy your browsing thru these musings.
Judge E. BENDER
reports "both my parents and the parents of J. Henry SCHROEDER were
married at the Zion German Church in Baltimore, MD about 1837 or 1838 by
born 16 November
~ a son to William WARNER Jr
born 16 November
~ a son to John MOOMAW
born 17 November
~ a daughter to J. F. STEPHENSON
died 20 November
~ C. WILKINS, age 55 years of Coquille
Captain J.J. WINANT
lost his life last week when the steamer Bandorille wrecked off the mouth
of the Umpqua
Members of the Myrtle
Point City Council are: M.R. LEE, chairman; W.T. LEHNHERR,
K.A. LEEP, L.A. ROBERTS & C.T. RILEY, councilmen;
E. BENDER, recorder.
born 28 November
~ a son to Matt NYSTROM
born 9 December ~
at Fishtrap, a son to E.M. NOAH
born 8 December ~
a daughter to Professor DARNELL
a Swiss cheesemaker returned from San Francisco, CA with a young &
died 15 December
in Myrtle Point, Mrs. E.C. CORBIN, wife of W.O. CORBIN, aged
59 years, 5 months, 7 days. She leaves 6 children. Burial in
Myrtle Point cemetery.
died last Tuesday
[17 December] at his residence near Eckley, L. A. SCROGGINS
born in Georgetown, MD on 9 Sep 1818, died 16 Dec 1895 aged 77 years, 3
months, 7 days from lingering effects of la grippe. Moved to Portland,
MD with mother & 3 sisters where he served a 4 year apprenticeship.
Moved to Westport, MO where he married Mary E. BOONE on 1 Oct 1844.
They had nine children, of whom six are still living: George W.; Mary C.;
Lucy A.; Louisa; John C.L. & Thomas C. Thomas crossed the plains
in 1846, settling in the northern Willamette valley until 1862 when he
moved to Douglas county. In 1868 he moved his family to Coos County
and settled near Fairview
born 23 December
~ a daughter to W.E. LEWELLEN
injured last Friday
[27 December], Elsie HUGHES, age 13 years. She was badly burned
and not expected to survive. Note: the entries in the next three
issues indicate that she recovered.
citation in the estate
of Susann LIGGETT, deceased. Application for sale of real
estate [to County Court on 25 November 1895 by administrator, Joseph LIGGETT]
described as follows: The west half of the northwest quarter and the northwest
quarter of the southwest quarter and the north one-half of the southwest
quarter of the southwest quarter of section 11, township 30, south of range
13 west of the Willamette Meridian in Coos County, OR. Sale to be
10am on 7 January 1896.
in the estate of John BARKLOW. Hearing of objections to final
account to be held 7 January 1896 at 10am. J.D. BARKLOW, administrator
born 29 December
1895 ~ a son to J.C. EPPERSON
died Wednesday morning
[8 January 1896], "Mickey" FULLERTON, age @80 years.
died Saturday past
[4 January 1896] John W. KRUSE died in San Francisco,
aged 72 years on 6 January 1896. He married Ellen WINCHESTER,
daughter of T.W. WINCHESTER on 7 July 1859. He leaves
the following children: Mrs. T.R. SHERIDAN of Roseburg; Mrs. T.
of Marshfield; Miss May FLANAGAN & Miss Annie
E.G. FLANAGAN; James H. FLANAGAN and John W. FLANAGAN.
He is also survived by his brother, John FLANAGAN, Esquire
of Empire City, and his sister Mrs. Kate
MULLEN of San Francisco.
born 10 January
~ a son to O.R. WILLARD
anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. D.A. HULING was Tuesday last [14
born 22 January ~
a daughter to Charles BUTLER
died 21 January ~
Mrs. Linchie HARTLEY, aged 79 years, at the East Fork home of her
son Carlisle HARTLEY.
found dead, Erskin
aged @26 years, on 23 January by a son of L.D. BELIEU of Enchanted
Prairie. Coroner's jury with G.M. SHORT [deputy coroner] &
Dr. K.A. LEEP rendered a verdict of death by exhaustion and exposure.
Mr. MARTIN had come to the Enchanted Prairie area from the Willamette
valley about 3 to 4 months ago and had been engaged in mining on the Middle