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From: "Barbara Cady" <>
Subject: Sophia's Clippings: RICE, SOUTHERN, WATERMAN, OLDS, DURHAM, WINCHESTER, COLLVER
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 23:11:14 -0700
WASCO COUNTY MAN, PIONEER OF OREGON, WHO RECENTLY DIED, WAS AUTHOR - The
Dalles, Or., March 17 - (Special) Horace RICE, one of the most widely known
pioneers of the Oregon country, who died here recently, came to Wasco County
in 1901 to live. He was the author of the "Origin and Destiny of Man". He
was born in Ohio in 1829 and made the trip West with his parents when he was
9 years old. He is survived by five children. Mr. RICE took an active
interest in the affairs of the county up to the time of his death, despite
his advanced age, though he retired from active participation in business
soon after he came here. Before coming here the family resided in Lane
PIONEER WOMAN IS DEAD -- Mrs. E.J. RICE, of The Dalles, Succumbs at Age of
About 85 -- The Dalles, Or, May 29 - (Special) Mrs. Eliza Jane Rice, widow
of the late Horace Rice, who died May 24, was born in Giles County, West
Virginia, June 8, 1830. She was married to Mr. Rice in 1849 at Cedar City,
Iowa. The Rices crossed the plains with an immigrant train in 1851. When
they reached The Dalles, then just a tent and trading shanty, they had
neither food nor much of any clothing, due to the hardships incident to the
journey by ox-team. They went on to the Willamette Valley, where they
located on a donation land claim. They returned to Eastern Oregon in 1862,
taking up a homestead 15 miles from The Dalles. There they developed an
excellent ranch and widely-known home. The Rices moved to The Dalles in
Four children survive - George W. RICE of The Dalles; Austin C. RICE, of
Arlington; Mrs. C.H. SOUTHERN, of Boyd; and Mrs. Etta WATERMAN, of The
Dalles. Mrs. Rice was a member of the United Brethren Church. She was
nearly 85 years old.
INDIAN WAR VETERAN WHO DIED ON BOARD TRAIN -- McMinnville, Or., June 20
(Special) George OLDS, an Indian War veteran, died Tuesday on board a
Southern Pacific train while on his way to Portland to attend the annual
reunion of Indian War veterans and pioneers. He was in company with his wife
and several veteran comrades, who brought his body to this city. The funeral
services were held yesterday. Mr. OLDS was a pioneer of 1850 and one of the
best known and respected citizens of Yamhill County. He was aged 76 years.
He is survived by a wife and a daughter, Mrs. Ella DURHAM, of Portland.
SEVEN BROTHERS HOLD REUNION -- Marshfield, Or., Sept 20 , 1930-- (Special)
Probably no Oregon family exceeds that of Alfred B. Collver in the number of
sons and their residence in Oregon. Seven sons were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Collver, and all are living and enjoying fine health. These sons held
a reunion on Catching Inlet recently at the ranch of Fred Messerle. Their
ages range from 80 to 60. The eldest, A.M. Collver, was born in Iowa before
the family started its trek to the Pacific coast in 1851. In 1857 the family
came to Coos county from Douglas county and settled near the forks of Coos
river. The father organized the first legal school district in Coos county
in 1860, and the only pupils for a time were those of his family. Mrs. S.
D. WINCHESTER was the first teacher in the first organized school and
instructed there for some years. Three of the sons - O.G., W. A., and J.T.
Collver -- were born in Douglas county, and A.F., A.H. and T.M. Collver in
Coos county. (There is a picture showing, T.M. Collver, Catching Inlet, Coos
County, 60; A.F. Collver, Myrtle Point, 67; J,T.Collver, Corvallis, 74; A.H.
Collver, Catching Inlet, 64; A.M. Collver, Douglas County, 80; W.A. Collver,
Catching Inlet, 75; and O.G. Collver, Culver, Or, 76.)
More next time,
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