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Sunday’s Obituary: Albert W. Worthen, Portland, Oregon

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ALBERT W. WORTHEN

Funeral services for Albert W. Worthen of Los Angeles, former Portland resident, who died on his way to visit relatives here, will be held Saturday at 2:30 P.M. in the Holman & Lutz Colonial mortuary. Rev. Paul G. Dickey of Parkrose Community church will officiate. Commitment will be private at the Portland crematorium.

Worthen’s death occurred in a tourist camp in Arcata, Cal. He had been head of the personnel department of Douglas Aircraft company the past three years in Los Angeles. Between 1912 and 1917 he was assistant claim agent for the Portland Electric Power company in Portland.

Surviving him are his brother, E. H. Worthen, and three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walker, Mrs. Etta Kruger and Mrs. Myrtle Harrer.

The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 8 September 1945, page 7.

The Oregonian, 8 September 1945, page 7.

The Oregonian, 8 September 1945, page 7.

Written by N. P. Maling

22 September 2013 at 00:01

Sunday’s Obituary: J. Walter Williams, Portland, Oregon

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J. WALTER WILLIAMS

James Walter Williams, 53, of 9234 S. W. 31st avenue, died early Friday at a Portland hospital after a few days’ illness. He had been an employe of Western Union since 1916, the year he came to Oregon, where his work was that of a Morse operator. For several years he had been stationed as operator for Western Union in the newsroom of The Oregonian.

He was born September 5, 1891, in Delavan, Wis. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Williams; a son, PFC Gerald L. Williams, 22, with the 313th engineers, 88th division of the army in Italy, and a daughter, Beverly Ann, 6. The son at present is home on furlough.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of J. P. Finley & Son, the time still to be set.

The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 8 September 1945, page 7.

 

The Oregonian, 8 September 1945, page 7

The Oregonian, 8 September 1945, page 7

Written by N. P. Maling

15 September 2013 at 00:01

Sunday’s Obituary: Charles Carey, from The Oregonian

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Death Takes Charles Carey

Charles E. Carey, 55, one-time chief consulting engineer of the Bonneville power administration and a pioneer in Columbia river development, died Sunday at the Veterans’ hospital in Sawtelle, Cal., after an illness of several months. Western regional director of the United States bureau of reclamation at the time of his death, he was transferred to Sacramento, Cal., as engineer in charge of power and sales at the Central Valley project in December 1941.

Bonneville Posts Held

He was a member of the Columbia river survey committee of the national resources planning board and came to the Bonneville project as rate engineer, advancing to chief consulting engineer in 1939. He was appointed acting administrator of Bonneville power in February, 1939, when James D. Ross became ill and carried on in this capacity after Ross’ death for many months. Following appointment of a permanent administrator, Carey was named assistant chief of the administration’s system planning and marketing division. In August, 1940. He held this position until his transfer to California the following year.

His long experience in the power field began when he took a job as a journeyman electrician at the age of 15. He later worked his way through the University of Oklahoma.

He designed and built the electrical transmission system for the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, and had taught electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico, was head of the power division of the bureau of the budget in Washington and was employed for a time by the Seattle, Wash., municipal power system.

His widow, Verle, and a daughter, Marjorie, of Sacramento, survive.

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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1945, page 13.

The Oregonian 1 September 1945 901, p. 13

Written by N. P. Maling

9 September 2012 at 00:01

Sunday’s Obituary: John Fredric Neumann, Portland, Oregon

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Retired Road Employe Dies

Retired Worker Served County

Ten sons and daughters and a widow survive John Fredric Neumann, who died Wednesday at his home in St. Johns at the age of 78. Mr Neumann was a farmer, carpenter and saw-mill operator for many years. He retired in June 1948, after 18 years as an employe of the Multnomah county road department. Born in Germany on March 28, 1872, Mr. Neumann was brought to the United States as a child and became a citizen at 21. He was married September 5, 1895, to Augusta A. R. Block in Howard Lake, Minn.

Mr. Neumann brought his family west to Ridgefield, Wash., in 1924. They lived there until 1929 when they moved to Cornelius Pass, Or. Since 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Neumann have lived at 8323 N. Princeton street.

Mr. Neuman is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Surviving sons and daughters are Arnold and Anthony Neumann of Portland, Harry Neumann, Murphy, Or.; Martin Neumann, Scappoose; Mrs. Myrtle Maschke, Portland; Mrs. Martha Barnes, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Elsie Hirsch, Howard Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Alice Bauer, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Margaret Terpening, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Gertrude Rosevear, Kalama, Wash.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a. m. at the St. Johns funeral home. Interment will be at Columbia cemetery.

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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1950, page 13.

The Oregonian, 1 September 1950, page 13

 

 

 

Written by N. P. Maling

2 September 2012 at 00:01

City Directory Sunday, Portland, Oregon, 1940

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Written by N. P. Maling

29 April 2012 at 00:01

Sunday’s Obituary – Mrs. Jane Evans, Portland, Oregon

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Mrs. Jane Evans

Final rites for Mrs. Jane Evans, 90, resident of Portland for the past 62 years, will be held at 3 P. M. today in Pearson’s Funeral church. Death, which occurred Thursday, was due to chronic myocarditis.

She was born in England and came to this country in 1872. She was a charter member of the Third Baptist church.

A daughter and two sons survive. They are Mrs. Alice Myers, Fred J. and Norman D. Evans. Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 23 March 1940, page 8, column 2.

Written by N. P. Maling

26 February 2012 at 12:30

Sunday’s Obituary: Ina E. Andrews, Portland, Oregon

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INA E. ANDREWS

Ina E. Andrews, 83, a resident of Oregon for more than 50 years, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Muir, 2625 Southeast Fifty-first avenue.

Funeral services will be held in the Holman & Hankins Chapel in Oregon City at 4 P. M. Sunday, with interment at Mountainview cemetery.

Mrs. Andrews was born in Valparaiso, Ind., the daughter of Erasmus Ball, Valparaiso banker. For many years she lived at Mount Pleasant, Or., coming to Portland two years ago after the death of her husband, F. R. Andrews.

In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Muir, other children are Frank E. Andrews and Charles L. Andrews, both of Portland; Mrs. Alice Frost, of Corvallis, and Glenna Nagel, Gladstone.

Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 23 March 1940, page 8, column 2.

Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 23 March 1940, p. 8, c. 2.

Portland Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 23 March 1940, p. 8, c. 2.

Written by N. P. Maling

12 February 2012 at 00:01