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LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 192U
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VOL. XVHL No. 1
The grandson of the deceased, JOINT INSTALLATION
LENTS LOSES ONE OF
MRS FLORA WIGLE DIED
LAWRENCE SAGER DIED
W. Wesley Brock, now of the
HELD BY LENTS O. E. S.
MOST LOVED AND RE
AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
RENDERED BY THE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
U. S. navy ynrd nt Bremerton,
AND MASONS DEC 27
SPECTED RESIDENTS who passed his boyhood in lhe
Lents lost one of its most ne
live nnd respected women in the
dentil. December II*. of Mrs.
Phebe M. Brock, <140» 92n<l
street S. E. l eer 1» years she
hud been a factor in the lift- of
this community, founding Brock
addition in 1907 by a subdivision
of the Brock acreage tract in
tile heart of Lents. Until then
the tract was half virgin fir tim
her, half in orchard and garden,
the orchard having been set out
by the pioneer Bishop Morris of
the Episcopal church, who main
tallied a country home nt Lent«
in the days before there was
any thought tlmt this part of
Multnomah county soon would
become n thriving nnd populous
suburb of the city of Portland.
Mrs. Phebe Brock, with her
husband. Professor J. W. Brock,
Mrs. Phebe M. Brock, founder
of Brock's Addition, Lents
Brock home nt Lents, made a
fitting, impressive ami eloquent
address, the burden of which is
expressed in his closing perora
" Women, men's inspira-
tion, hclp keep us strong in our
faith and sternly our hands. As
our I beloved mother, who lies
here, has guided, so must you
guide the hands nnd souls of
mi n or civilization rides lo de
struction nnd her work nnd the
works of millions of mothers
before her arc lost.”
Professor J. B. Gclir, for 35
years closely associated with the
Brock family In Walla Wallu
nnd Portland, paid a tribute to
th«- «Icccascd nnd conveyed the
appreciation of the family for
tin- attentions bestowed upon
the deceased during her six years
of speechless invalidism.
officers and a large delegation
if the Sumner Women’« Relief
Corps conducted tlieir impres
sive ritualistic ceremony over
the body of the deceased ns their ■
past president. Mrs. E. L. Sells
.■ml Mrs. Linn Jasper sang
"Lend Kindly l.iirlit ’ nml "The
tlavcii of Rest." Th«- floral ilcc
'rations verc In I'lorist August
W< her of Is-nts, in whose tra«le
apprenticeship nnd business cn
r«-cr Mrs. Brock took a deep in-
terrst. Inlcrmi'iit wns in the Mt.
Scott cemetery, The pallbearers
had been associated in church
work with the deceased and
were Messrs, \ W mid Clearies
Ennkhausvr, E. M. and H. R
Schciir rmnn. S. It Toon and
Previous to coming to Lents,
for 22 years the Brocks had
lived in Walin Walla, where Pro-
fessor Brock was continuously
in school work nml other public
In Ih. 70s both Professor
and Mrs. Brock were teachers
in th«- Yakima Indian schools
with the pioneer MI t li.«list mis
sii.nnry. Father J. IL Wilbur.
Among the mourners were th«-
fidlowing: Mrs. C. C. McCoy,
of Wooilmere. who had been as
socinted with Mrs. Brock ili
community nml church work for
H years; Mrs. B. I.ec Paget, lhe
daughter of John F. Caples, an
Oregon pioneer who in Ids
father'« home in Ohio 60 years
ago had been associated with
the BroFks and their parents;
M rs. W. S. Payne, the aged pio-
ncer of (irnys Crossing, who be-
I onged to the same Eastern Star
I odge wtili Mrs. Brock—Martha
Washington Chapter in Port
land; J. J. Johnston, son of the
first settler nt the foot of Mt.
Scott, for many years master of
Evening Star grange, of which
the Brocks were members.
The. dcacescd is survived by a
son. Wilbur F. Brock, who re
sides nt the family home near
the center of Lenta.
came Io Lents from Walla Walla
in 1900. At that lime the Mt
Scott district, the six square
miles, more or less between Mt.
Scott and Mt. Tabor, was cov
cred by 5 . 10 and 20 acre
tracts and inhabited mostly by
leisurely retired people who
wanted comfortable farm homes
near the city. And the Brocks,
like many others ndvanccd in
years who settled upon these
tracts, took kindly to these con
ditions nnd entered with spirit
into the community activities.
su<h ns the grunge, the (>. A. R.,
the Worn« n's Relief Corps, and
tile lodges nnd churches.
They first belonged lo the
Evangelical church, which was
the first religious organization to
build and continuously maintain
a church in Lents. Afterwards
they helped lo Imild the Meth
odist church, when the increase
in population enabled nil church
societies to Imild edifices, now
numbering .'12 in this district.
In 1907 Professor Brock died
ns th«- result of injuries received
in a runaway, ami Mrs. Brock
continued to occupy the home
nnd to keep the family name in
liical nnd patriotic nffnirs by a Kesterson Buys Lighting Plant
multitude of kindnesses nnd
The I.cnts Garage has sold
good works until Mnrch. 1914, nnd installed a complete Univer
when she was made nil invalid
by paralysis which followed the sal electric lighting system and
shock of an automobile accident. water plant nt the ranch home
During tin- six years before of G. II. Kesterson in Pleasant
her recent death, Mrs. Brock Valley. Mr. Kesterson now has
wns partially speechless and ns convenient lighting facilities
pnrtinlly helpless on one side,
ns the most modern city home,
but, attended by her nurse, in
a wheel chair, she went to nil a mere throwing of a switch be
parts of the Mt. Scott district ing nil that is necessary to turn
nml kept lip socinl relations with on the lights. He had lights in
the old families. Her mind wns stalled in both residence nnd
unaffected bv the misfortune to
Mr. Kesterson is more
her body up to the moment when
with results and
she wns suddenly taken off by
The funeral. December 22. nt booster for the system.
the Evangelical church nt Lents,
wns largely attended by friends
Si. Paul’s guild met with Mrs.
from Portland ns well ns from H. A. White, 6021 90th street,
for an nil clay social meeting
T .K.rr. widely
A delicious lunch
known Grand Army chaplain Wednesday.
who belonged to the same post was served nt noon nnd the af
with Professor J. W. Brock- ternoon devoted to social di
Sumner post — nnd Rev. F. R. version. The next meeting wifi
Sibley, of the Lents M. F. be held nt the home of Mrs.
church, conducted the funeral
ceremonies nt the home nml nt Shulcnberg. 5632 82nd street,
the church. Rev. Kerr spoke on Wednesday, January 7.
the patriotic chnrnctcr of the
Mrs. W. H. Woodworth re
decensed ns exemplified in her
work in Sumner Women’s Relief turned home from Ostrander,
Corps, of which she wns presi Wash., last week where she has
dent nt th«' time she was strick
been spending the past two
en. RcV. Sibley gave the story
of her life ns n Christian, which weeks with her brother, Charles
extended from her 1 2tb until Dougherty, and family, Mrs.
her 74th year.
Dougherty being in the hospital.
Mrs. Flora A. Wigle, beloved
The Lent« lodge of Eawlcrn 1 wife of R. G. Wigle, 5906 82n I
Star held it« installation service ¡street, passed away at St. Vin
jointly with the Masons last cept’s hospital Monday, Decem
Saturday evening. Members of ber 29, 1919, after a brief illness
lhe order who assisted in the of only nine days, cause of death
ceremony included Mrs. Sophie being spinal meningitis.
pawl worthy matron I Wigle was born at Prineville o*t
Mrs. July 18, 1876, an<l when a young
Jeanette Gesell, past worthy girl united with the Christian
matron and installing chaplain; church. She wax married to R.
anil Mrs. Nellie Stout, installing G. Wigle in Linn county, who
is left to mourn her death. Six
were born to this union,
Several musical number« were
survive her. They
given, including the following:
of Hood River;
Vocal solo. Mrs. H. T. Blake;«
Ice, accompanied by Miss Ana- Carl D., of the U. S. navy, with
Quartette, the A«h family.
Howard, Lois and Vera, who are
Violin solo, Milton Katzky,
still al home. Besides the imme
accompanied by Alfred Nigaard.
diate familv she also leaves her
Violin solo, Miss Gladys Gil- father, Jasper Foster; her moth
bert, accompanied by Mr. Ny er, Mrs. Elmira Pugh, and one
brother, all of Portland; also two
A miist delightful banquet brothers in Montana, one grand
followed tile installation serv non, Robert Wigle of Hood
ices, the decorations being aug River, and a large circle >f
mciitcd and enhanced by tile friends.
pretty gowns worn by the ladie«.
Her body was sent lo Harris
Officers were installed as bu rg Wednesday morning at
7:40 for interment in the old
family burying ground. Th?
W. M., Nellie Katzkv.
Weigle family were pioneers in
W. P„ C. S. Ogsbury.
Harrisburg vicinity and have
A. M.. Maud Darnall.
laid to rest in the home
Secretary, Maud Connel.
by one; and now this
Tracsurrr, Vida Weddle.
week after a graveside service
Conductor, Estelle Katzky.
all that was mortal of Mrs. Wei-
A. C., Emma Hanken.
gle was laid t<> rest with her own
Chaplain, Mamie Hogue.
Marsha), Mabie Arnett.
Organist, Echo McCord.
Adah, May Howe.
DING IS SOLEMNIZED
Ruth. Edith Droste.
Esther, Mabel Snider.
The marriage of Henry B.
Martha, Nell Horner.
Currigan and Lydia Ruth Han
Electra. Emma McGrew.
sen of Laurelhurst was solemn
Warden, Pearl C. Kennedy.
ized at the groom’s home, cor
Sentinel, B. F. Miller,
ner of 70th avenue and 80th
Officers were installed as tol-
street, December 27, the Rev. E.
lows by the Masons:
A. Smith officiating. The rooms
Finley O. McGrew, W. M.
were beautifully decorated with
W. A. Eatchel, S. W.
Oregon grape, cedar and poin
Benjamin F. Miller, J. W.
settia, making an
Carl S. Ogsbury, secretary.
setting for the rite. The bridal
P. A. Kennedy, treasurer.
pair were the recipients of many
W. A. Eddy. S. D.
beautiful and useful gifts, M r.
Luther E. Beach, J. D.
and Mrs. Currigan will be at
Herbert Martin, S. S.
home to their friends after the
Harvey T. Blakeslee, J. S.
first of the year in their new
J. C. McGrew, chaplain.
home in Seattle, where Mr. Cur
John Walrod, tyler.
rigan is employed as a salesman.
Clyde Hildreth, trustee.
DR. NELSON IN HOSPITAL
Mr. Gripp Buys Confectionery
The Perfection Confectionery
nt the corner of Foster road and
92nd street again changed pro
prietors December 30, Mrs. Fre«l
Miller, former owner, transfer
ring it lo J. H. Gripp, the con
sideration being $1450.00. Mr.
Gripp was formerly a resident
of Oregon and so he is not a
stranger to its beauties, nnd
both he anti Mrs. Gripp are pre
pared to enjoy their residence
Mrs. Handsaker Entertains
On Christmas day Mrs. J. J.
Handsaker, 6935 45th avenue
S. E., Was hostess al a very
pleasant dinner which included
covers for the family and two
others. Those present were Mr.
Rvfcn. a naval aviation service
man; Arthur L. Keeney, a rela
tive of Mrs. Handsaker; Mrs.
J. M. Smith. Mrs. Handsaker’s
mother; and Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Handsaker and their children,
Lois, Morrison and Elaine.
Mrs. H. T. Blakeslee, of
Woodmere, xang at the Eastern
Star installation in Lentz Satur
day night. Her songs included
"Nymphs and Faun«,” by Bern-
burg, and a selection, "Bright
Star of Love,” from a composi
tion by Miss Anabel Wagstaff,
The following Christmas pro
gram was given at the Wood-
“O, Come All Ye Faithful, ’
Opening Address, Harold
Song, "O Little Town of Beth
Declamation, "Merry Christ-
mas,” Adelaide Nelson.
Instrumental music, Elsie Mc-
Declamation, "OId Santa
Claus," Thelma Smith.
Duet, Star of the East,” Leia
Griffith and Norma Hanson.
Declamation, “The Two Stock
ings,” Clara Bergner.
Music, Chimes, Margaret Gray.
Rang,” Mildred Williams.
Declamation, “Santa Claus and
the Mouse,” Latona Kimball.
Song, by the Flier sisters of
tile primary grades.
Dialogue, three acts, "Ruggles
Mrs. Ruggles, Mrs.
Hogue; Sarah Maud, Mvrtle
Sweetland; Peter, Herbert Som-
merfeldt; Clem, Elmer Statder;
Cornelius, Kenneth Misenheim
er; Susan. Susan Duncan; Kilty,
Amy Barnard; Peory. Clara
Renick; Eily, Pearl Watson;
Larry. Shiro Papasian.
Recitation, “When Daddy
Lights the Tree, Audrey Doug
Song. "Christmas Messages,"
4a and 4b girls.
Song, "Holy Night, Silent
Night,” by school.
BY MRS. HOGUE XMAS
Mrs. Mavmie Hogue, of 6439
88th street, entertatined a select
party of relatives and friends on
Christmas day at an all-after
noon and evening frolic, be
ginning at 1 :30 o’clock.
The decorations were largely
of holly wreaths, augmented by
sprays of Oregon grape, all this
greenery being a charming foil
for the traditional Christmas
tree, The guests included Mr.
and Mrs. Julius Krebs (Mrs.
Krebs was formerly Miss Carol
Hogue); Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Krebs; the Misses Lena Krebs
Esther Hanson, and Messrs.
ILL WITH PNEUMONIA
Ed Krebs and Geo. Carpenter.
Dr. David Nelson is in Good
suffering PROF. AND MRS. HOLL1NG-
from a severe attack of pneu-
monia. He contracted a heavy
cold a week or ten days ago but
Christmas eve Prof, and Mrs.
continued making his profession J. A. Hollingworth entertained
al calls until Thursday after at dinner followed by a Christ
noon, when he was compelled to mas tree frolic. The table was
give up his work on account of decorated with a mammoth bell
the increasing seriousness of his made of upstanding holiday-red
condition, which developed into papered wires caught at the base
He was taken to in a greenery wire. Small lights
the hospital Monday night, but about the room were shaded
is now reported to have passed with red and green paper,
the danger point and his many those present were Mrs. Harriet
friends hope for his speedy re Pelton, Mrs. L. Pelton, Mr. and
covery. Although improving, his Mrs. Gwill Evans and their
condition is still to serious for children Audrey and Ross, Mr.
him to receive visitors for sev- and Mrs. Lester Pelton and baby
son Dean, Clarence Freeman and
Prof, and Mrs. Hollingworth and
Coulter Breaks Wrist
their little daughters, Marguer
Frank Coulter, proprietor of itte and Genevieve.
Coulter’s grocery and confec
tionery store, had the misfor c. A. WESTERLUND AND
tune to fracture his right wrist
MRS. MEARROW WED
while cranking his machine Tues
day afternoon. The self starter
At 7026 61st avenue, the resi
refused to function and Mr. dence of the bride, Mrs. Belle
Coulter had resorted to the pop Mearrow was united in marriage
ular method of hand persuasion to Charles A. Westerlund Wed
when it “kicked back” with the nesday, Dec. 24. by the Rev. E.
above disastrous result.
Mr. Westerlund is
superintendent of the Nehalem
Edwin Norene is spending the Lumber Co. and Mrs. Mearrow
holiday season at home with his is a well-known resident of Tre
parents at 6440 84th court.
Lawrence Royal Sager, late
of 6227 92nd street, died Dec.
21 al a private sanitarium, aged
thirty-three years. Mr. Sager,
son of Mrs. Alvina Sager, was
born at pleasant Valley. He
was well-known and well-liked
in and about Lents, Those who
survive him include his mother,
his wife, two little daughters,
Alberta and Vivian, a little Won,
Roy; four brothers, Grant, Ar-
thur, Clyde and
three sisters, Mrs. T. T. Camp-
bell, Mrs. N. L. Hill and Mrs.
Jesse Kemp of Canada. The
funeral service was held al the
Lents Evangelical church, the
Rev. E. A. Smith officiating.
The pall-bearers included old
bus i n e s s
friends of the deceased. They
were William Ritchey, ’, Charlie
Erickson, M. A. Webb, B. F.
Miller, E. P. Tobin and T. J.
Mr. Sager was laid
to rest in Multnomah cemetery.
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
JOHN ABBUEHL TODAY
The funeral service of John
Abbuehl, 10123 Foster road, will
be held at Kenworthy’s chapel
this afternoon, Frida v, at one
o'clock, Rev. A. F. Lienkaemper
Interment will be
made in Multnomah cemetery.
Special music will be furnished
by the Raz brothers, of Hills
dale, personal friends of Mr.
Abbuehl, who will sing familiar
Mr. Abbuehl who was a farm-
er, was 56 years of age.
was born in Meiningen, Switzer
land, and when he came to
America crossed almost imme
diately to Oregon, where he has
made his home for about 35
He is survived by his
wife, two nieces, Bertha and
Rosie Abplanalp, and a nephew,
Emil Abplanalp, all members of
his immediate family.
Mr. Abbuehl was an active
and official member of the
Third Reformed church.
LOUISE SCHWEITZER IS
LAID TO REST DEC. 30
The funeral services of the
late Louise Schweitzer, 4666
Oak street, was held at Ken
worthy’s chapel December 30,
at 2:80 p. tn., the Rev. E. A.
Smith of the
laid to rest in the Mt. Scott
Miss Schweitzer, who was 23
years of age, was born in Ore
gon City. Preceding her final
illness she was an employee of
Meier A Frank’s. She is survived
by her father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Schweitzer;
three brothers, Phillip, Louis
and Frank; and by three sisters,
Mesdames Jessie Van Horn,
Philippina Mitchell and Lizzie
DAUGHTER OF MR. AND
MRS. SAGER DIED 26TH
Letha Sager, the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Sager. 9961 Darrin avenue, died
Friday morning the 26th as the
result of scarlet fever complica
tions. She was buried according
to the strict health board re
quirements the next day, a grave
side service being held in the
Multnomah cemetery, Rev E. A.
Mrs. Frank Coulter left Sun
day evening for San Francisco
for a four weeks’ visit with her
daughter, Mr*. E. E. Gerlinger.