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

OXLEY, Baby

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

OXLEY, Frank

Page 4

x

x

x

 

 

M

 

 

PADBERG, Mrs. H.
(*Padbry)

Page 3

x*

x

x*

RC Degree of Honor

 

F

 

 

PAUL, Bessie

Page 8

 

 

 

SB2pg 59

A

F

6

b. 06/03/1897
located on Walter's headstone

PETERSON, Andrew

Page 9

 

M

x

 

 

M

 

Of Hillsburo at Hotel

REDFIELD, Blanche

Page 8

 

M

x

Letter by Cora Phelps 6/28/03

B

F

 

Daughter of C.E. Redfield
b. 8/7/1890

REDFIELD, Mrs. C.E.

Page 1

x

x

x

 

B

F

 

b. 01/03/1870

RHEA, Mrs C.A.í s daughter (Lena) (Loie)

 

 

M

 

RC Rebekah

 

F

 

 

RHEA, Mrs. C.A. (*Leonora E. Estes Rhea)

Page 7

x

x

x

RC Woman of Woodcraft*

C

F

41

b. 10/12/1861

RHEA, Carl JR.

 

 

 

 

OR7/18/03

 

M

 

Son of C.A. Rhea

ROBERTS, James J.

Page 6

x

x

x

07/23/1903 HG Poem
RC Rebekah
RC Whitmore
RC Degree of Honor
RC AOUW

B

M

46

b. 04/13/1857

ROBERTS, Mrs. James
(Stella)

Page 5

x

 

x

07/23/1903 HG Poem
RC Rebekah
RC Degree of Honor

B

F

37

b. 06/03/1866

ROBERTS, Ora

Page 4

x

x

x

07/23/1903 HG Poem

B

F

16

b. 10/10/1887

ROOD, Ed

 

 

 

 

SB1 pg 18

 

 

 

Not victim: letter from Howard to Day

ROOD, Luticia
Edís daughter

Page 5

x

x

x

 

B

F

5

b. 12/02/1897

ROOD, Luticia Mrs.Ed

Page 5

x

x

x

 

B 

F

48

b. 08/03/1854

Information compiled  by Tami Sneddon




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