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.
Key
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)
b:   born
M: >Missing
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 | 

Name

Flood Journal

Heppner Gazette
June 18,
1903

Heppner Times
June 18,
1903

Heppner Gazette
June 25,
1903

Resolution of Condolence or Other

Located at
Heppner Cemetery

M/F

age

Family & Misc

Baby              

Page 2

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Baby light hair

Page 2

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Baby small

Page 2

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

BAIRD, Iva (Mrs. R.L.)

(See BEARD)

 

 

 

 

SB1pg18  OR7/18/03

x

F

 

 

BAIRD, child 

(see BEARD)

 

 

 

 

SB1pg25

 

 

 

 

BAIRD, James

 (See BEARD)

 

 

 

 

SB1pg 25 OR7/18/03

B

M

2

James Beard b. 6/28/1900
THE BAIRD FAMILY should be BEARD

BANKS, Leon

Page 5

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

BANKS, Mrs. Leon

Page 5

x

M

x

 

 

F

 

 

BANKS, Clay

 

 

 

 

SB2 pg 6

 

M

 

 

BEAKLER, Mr.

 

 

 

 

OR7/18/03

 

M

 

 

BEARD family

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARD, Mrs. ?

(*Mrs. R.)  Ivy

Page 6

x*

 

x

 

B

F

24

Ivy born 12/22/1878
(See BAIRD)

BEARD, Mrs. A.L.

 

 

x

 

 

 

F

 

She was a Swaggert

BEARD, Wilbur

Page 4

x

x

x

 

B

M

newborn

b. 5/21/1902

BERKLEY, Mr.

 

 

 

 

SB1pg25

 

M

 

 

Boy small

Page 3

 

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

Boy small

Page 3

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

Boy small

Page 3

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

Boy small

Page 3

 

 

x

 

 

M

 

 

BOYD, Helen

Page 8

 

 

x

 

 

F

 

 

BOYD, Mrs. Guy

Page 8

 

M

x

 

 

F

 

 

BOYD, Mrs.ís baby

Page 8

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOYD, Mrs.ís child

 

 

M

x

 

 

 

 

 

BOYLUS, Alice

 

 

 

 

OR7/18/03

 

F

 

 

BRADY, J.W.

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

Of Tacoma Not Victim SB2 pg 63

BRIGGS, Eunice Ruth

(**L.W.ís daughter)

Page 8

 

M**

x

 

A

F

16

b. 02/05/1887

Meth

BURG, Mrs. Pat

 

 

 

 

OR7/18/03

 

F

 

 

CALHOUN, Mr.

 

 

M

 

 

 

M

 

Of Tacoma Not Victim SB2 pg 63

CARR, J.K.ís baby

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

 

 

M

x

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

Page 3

x

x

x

 

A

 

 

7 Chinese died in all (Journal)

CHINAMAN

Page 4

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

Page 7

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

Page 8

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Old Jim (Galloway)

CHINAMAN

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

CHINAMAN, (Sullivan)

Page 7

 

 

x

 

 

M

 

 

CHINAMAN, Little Charley

Page 1

 

x

 

 

 

M

 

 

CHINAMAN, Louie

Page 6

 

x

 

 

 

M

 

 

CHINAMAN, Mark

Page 6

 

x

 

 

 

M

 

 

CHRISTMAN, ?

 

 

 

 

7/18/03

 

 

 

 

CHURCH, Maria

 

 

 

 

RC Rawlins Relief

 

F

 

 

CHURCH, Wm.

 

 

M

 

SB1pg25

 

M

 

 

COHN, Philip

 

 

 

 

SB1pg5

 

 

 

Check family file, no record of flood death
SF 6/25/1903  Not victim

COOLEY, William

 

 

 

 

SB1pg25; OR7/18/03

 

M

 

 

CUMMING, Mrs. L.A.

 

 

 

 

SF 06/25/1903

 

F

 

 

CUMMING, daughter of L.A.

 

 

 

 

SF 06/25/1903

 

F

 

 

CURTIS Mrs.ís daughter

 

 

M

 

 

B

F

3

Marie Curtis  Meth
b: 01/16/1900

CURTIS, Ada

Page 1

x

 

x

 

B

F

28

Ada C.
b: 03/07/1875

 Information compiled by Tami Sneddon




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