1903 Heppner Flood victims from a variety of flood victim's lists:
This list was compiled in consideration of many sources. It would be impossible to come up with an accurate listing of those who lost their lives on that fateful day. The journal that was originally kept as victims were brought into the Roberts building was never completed. The lists of victims that appeared in the newspapers, both local and across the country, had many errors. There were only two obituaries posted in the Heppner newspapers. A Memorial Service was held on October 15, 1903, for all the victims, but a listing of victims was not posted in these papers. If you have additions or corrections to this list, please contact Tami Sneddon .
The chart below lists names that have appeared on a variety of lists. The columns
represent the different lists.
RC: Resolution of Condolence (news release of clubs and organizationís members that have died.)
SB: Flood scrapbook located at the Morrow Co. Museum
HG: Heppner Gazette (newspaper)
HT: Heppner Times (newspaper)
EO: East Oregonian (Pendleton newspaper)
OR: Portland Oregonian (newspaper)
SC:San Francisco Call (newspaper)
Meth: Listed on the Methodist Church commemorative calendar 1904.
Heppner Cemetery headstone location: The flood victims are all located on the north end of the cemetery, the oldest part of the cemetery. When you drive through the gate the area on the right is section "A"; On the left is "B" (or the middle section) and, as you exit the cemetery the area on the right is section "C". These are my personal designations, not the cemetery's. The cemetery uses lot and plot, but because there are no physical markings at the cemetery itself, I thought this system would be easier for location of headstones for those unfamiliar with the cemetery.
A | BC | DEF | GH | IJK | LMN | OPQR | STUVW |
Heppner Times June 18,
Condolence or Other
|M/F||Age||Family and other info|
|ABRAHAMSICK, A.||Page 5||x||x||x||M|
|ABRAHAMSICK, Margaret||Page 8||M||x||RC Rebekah||F|
|ADKINS, Nora Beatrice||Page 7||x||x||x||SB1pg18||A||F||18||Daughter of C & M Watkins b. 10/08/1884|
|ANDREWS, Clara Anne||Page 8||x||A||F||15||Idaís child born 1/15/1898|
|ANDREWS, Mable||Page 6||x||x||A||F||11||
Idaís child Museum photo#127
|ANDREWS, Vastia||Page 1||x||x||A||F||9||Idaís child born 7/23/1893|
HG body recovered.
RC Magpie Club
All of Seattle
Wilbur Swaggertís sister
|ASHBAUGH, Cecil Fay||Page 6||x||x||x||C||M||4||Born 04/14/1899|
|ASHBAUGH, Edís infant (**girl) Mildred May||x||x**||x||C||F||1 mos||Born May 9, 1903|
|ASHBAUGH, Erma Leola||Page 8||x||x||x||C||F||9||Meth b 03/08/1894|
|ASHBAUGH, Gladys Mamie||Page 4||x||x||x||C||F||2||b 03/18/1901|
|ASHBAUGH, Gilbert Stanton||C||M||5||b 07/21/1897|
|ASHBAUGH, Mary Viola||C||F||7||Born 10/14/1895|
|ASHBAUGH, Iva Dell||Page 9||x||x||C||F||11||Born 06/05/1892|
|ASHBAUGH, Moseís baby (Kenneth?)||Page 2||x||x||x||M|
|ASHBAUGH, (Mrs. Ed)Cora May||Page 6||x||x||x||C||F||30||Born 07/08/1872|
|AYERS, Bessie Francis||Page 5||A||F||10||Billís child b. 07/25/1892|
|AYERS, Bill (boy)||Page 1||x||x||x|
|AYERS, John L.||Page 9||M||x||
|AYERS, Winnie Zadell||Page 7||x||A||F||6||b. 06/28/1896|
AYERS, Lyndon Thomas
Wm.ís child(**Billís boy)
Information compiled by Tami Sneddon
Heppner flood related headstones.
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