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

LEFFLER, Maud (*Liffler)

Page 4

x*

x

x*

 

 

F

 

Meth

LEFFLER, Mrs. Susan

Page 8

 

M

x

RC Rawlins Relief

 

F

 

Meth

LIPSETT, Florinda (child)

 

 

M

 

 

B

F

2

Florinda b.1901

LIPSETT, Mr. W.Wallace

Page 3

x

x

x

 

B

M

33

b. 1870

LIPSETT, Florinda
Mrs. W.W.

Page 2

x

x

x

Photos in 07/18/1903 S.F. Call newspaper

B

F

28

b. 1875

Meth

LONG, Clara

Page 7

x

x

x

SB1pg18

 

F

 

 

LONG, Jameís girl

Page 5

x

x

x

 

 

F

 

 

LONG, James H.

Page 7

x

x

x

SB1pg18

A

M

40

40 yrs 3 mos 3 days

LONG, Mina Adell
Mrs. James (Mina)

Page 4

x

x

x

RC Women of Woodcraft

A

F

30

30 yrs 4 mos 17 days

LONG, Ray

 

 

 

x

 

 

M

 

 

LOONEY, Pres

Page 5

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

MALLERY, Mable

Page 6

x

 

x

 

 

F

 

 

MALLORY, Hazle

 

 

x

 

 

 

F

 

 

Man 30-35

Page 2

x

 

x

 

 

M

 

 

Man small

Page 3

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

MATLOCK, James W.

Page 1

x

x

x

RC Whitmore
RC Degree of Honor
RC AOUW

B

M

 

Ex-sheriff

b. 06/20/1842

MATLOCK, Mrs. Tom J. (Mary E.)

Page 1

x

x

x

RC Women of Woodcraft

B

F

 

b. 02/26/1849

MCBRIDE, Alicia

Page 4

 

M

 

 

 

F

 

 

MCBRIDE, Alma

 

x

x

x

 

 

F

 

 

MCBRIDE, Anna

Page 2

x

x

x

 

 

F

 

 

MCBRIDE, family

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCBRIDE, Mr. Sam

Page 2

x

x

x

RC Rebekah

 

M

 

 

MCBRIDE, Mrs. Samuel
(Hannah)

Page 9

 

 

M

x

RC Rebekah
RC Women of Woodcraft

A

F

48

b. 08/01/1854

Meth

MCBRIDE, Wilford

Page 3

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

MCDOWELL, Zedda

Page 4

x

x

x

 

x

F

7

b. 12/4/1895

MCSWORD, Dr. P.B.

Page 2

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

Meth 

MESSINGER, Martin

 

 

 

 

SB1pg25

 

M

 

No record in family file

MORGAN, Mrs. (**elderly)

 

 

x**

 

 

 

F

 

 

MORGAN, Mrs. Robert

Page 9

 

 

x

 

 

F

 

 

MORGAN, Sarah E.
Mrs. S.N.

Page 6

x

M

 

 

C

F

44

b. 07/14/1858

MORGAN, Robt.

Page 7

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

MORGAN, Robt.ís child

 

 

 

 

OR7/18/03

 

 

 

 

Information compiled by Tami Sneddon




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