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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Thursday, Feb. 29, 1940
Pioneer of 1884
Buried at Hardman
By HARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Everybody in Hardman and vicin
ity felt a definite loss last week
when word was received here on
Monday of the death of Mrs. James
Allen. Marinda Henry was born in
Berring county, Michigan, July 14,
1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Henry. In 1862 the Henrys
came west, making the trip by ox
team, and settled in Uniontown, Ore.
The place was so named for Mr.
Henry as he was the first Union
man to settle there. The name has
since been changed to Union. Two
years later they went to Forest
Grove and it was there in 1868 that
Marinda Henry, then 18 years old,
and James Harrison Allen were
married. After two years the Aliens
went to eastern Washington and
settled on a farm on Whiskey creek
near Dayton. In 1884 they moved
to a ranch six miles west of Hard
man in Rood canyon, and their home
has been in or near Hardman ever
since. Mr. Allen died here in April,
She had been affectionately called
Grandma Allen for years; and many
of the Hardman people who have
known her for only 20 years or so
did not realize that her-name was
Marinda. In fact many friends wrote
to her using no other name than
"Grandma Allen" on the letter.
Grandma Allen for several years
had spent the severest months at
either Walla Walla or Freewater.
She left Hardman in October, and
at the time of her death was at the
home of her granddaughter, Mrs.
Roy W. Young in Walla Walla,
where she had arrived the previous
week. She became ill after a car
ride on Monday, Feb. 19, and soon
the relatives and friends realized
that the end might be near. She lay
down to rest and simply went to
sleep about 2V hours after her ride,
The funeral was held here at
Hardman on Wednesday, Feb. 21,
and in spite of the very bad condi
tion of the roads, an unusually large
number of friends and relatives as
sembled at the little church. Mrs.
Neal Knighten and Mrs. Marvin
Brannon sang "The Old Rugged
Cross" and "Near to the Heart of
God," accompanied by Mrs. G. I.
Clary. Rev. Martin Clark of Hepp
ner had charge of the services. The
pall bearers were Owen Leathers,
Carey Hastings, Elwood Hastings,
John Hastings, Fan Miller, Dick
Steers. Burial was in the Hardman
Three of Grandma Aliens children
died while young of diphtheria and
later Mrs. John Stevens passed away
but six daughters and one son sur
vive: Mrs. Ethel McDaniel, Mrs.
Kinard McDaniel of Hardman,
Mrs. Ben Stanton of Freewater, Mrs.
Harlan Weeks of Enterprise, Mrs.
Fred Bartmess of Martinez, Calif.,
and Mrs. Bessie Craber of Walla
Walla, Wash.; John Allen of Hard
man; also a brother, Lorenzo Henry
of Lapwai, Idaho. There are 35
grandchildren: Miss Fairy Stanton,
Ecle and Eldred Stanton of Walla
Walla, Misses Mary and Reita, and
Dale Stanton, Mrs. Roy Young, Mrs.
S. V. Smith, Mrs. J. E. Wright, Mrs.
Frank Ringel, and Clyde Craber, all
of Walla Walla, Floyd Craber of
California, Misses Vern, Vera, Ra
mona McDaniel and Dallas, Delvin
and Cecil McDaniel of Hardman,
Mrs. Louis Peterson of Reno, Nev.,
Misses Hope, Loma Bartmess, and
Jay Bartmess of Martinez, Calif.,
Misses Edith and Alta Stevens, Jim
and Harold Stevens of Hardman,
Misses Maxine, Harriet, Mary and
Inez Phaces, also Allen Phaces, Er
vin, Lorine and Ernest Allen; also
14 great grandchildren: Gay Harsh-
man, Bobby Stevens, Hazel, Shirley
and Sharon Stanton, Roy Young, Jr.,
Grace Young, Donald, Dick and
Sylvia Smith, Shirley and Jean
Wright, Bobby and' Charles Peter
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McDaniel of
Lonerock were guests at the Owen
Leathers home Tuesday. They re
turned to their home on Wednesday.
Forty-five enthusiastic sponsors
of winter sports spent Sunday at
Chapin meadows skiing and bob
sledding. Although some went es
pecially early to get the benefit of
skiing, everyone got there by din
ner time. They were driven home
by the rain. If the snow doesn't
continue, the crowd enjoyed them
selves so much they say they will
carry out other sport.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Redding
of Eight Mile 'visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Redding, Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald and
Lewis and Mrs. Roy Robinson vis
ited in Heppner from Thursday to
Saturday of . last week. '
Tommy arid Henry Graham were
visitors for a short time here on
Miss Maxine McDonald visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Me
Daniel, .Jr., at the Clyde Wright
Those in Heppner on Saturday
were Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hastings,
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Buschke and children, Misses Vera
McDaniel and Clara Adams'! and
also Donald and Creston Robinson
and Lewis McDonald.
On Thursday evening the Seven
Seamly Stitchers met with all the
members present. A demonstration
on seams was given by Jeanne
Leathers and Mildred Clary.
Les Robinson returned to Ray
Wright's to work. He has worked
there ini previous months. Also
Dallas McDaniel went to Harvey
Harshman's, and Delvin McDaniel to
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson and
children left for their home in Fort
Klamath, Monday. They have been
visiting for the last month at the
Blaine Chapel ranch where he has
been doing carpenter work.
Bill Greener was a business vis
itor in Bend last week.
Since the roads were so bad,
traveling by car was impossible,
and Mrs. Roy Robinson rode in on
horseback Wednesday to attend the
Marvin Brannon spent the week
end at home. He is working at the
Terrel Benge ranch
Harold Dobyns of the Biological
Survey from Pendleton, and Alva
Stone of Heppner, a government
trapper, made a business call on
Oren McDaniel and Charles Mc
Dick Steers was put on as a WPA
trapper to start work March 15.
Ed McDaniel came home from
Lonrock, Thursday, after a two
weeks' visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl McDaniel.
All those interested in school af
fairs from Rood canyon, Burton
valley and Hardman met at the
high school on Monday evening, Feb.
26, and discussed redistricting. Leo
nard Carlson, a member of the
county redistricting committee, was
in charge. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers and
Assessor Tom Wells explained the
of all kinds
Fresh from the Sea
LUNCH COUNTER SERVICE
Contributions Taken for
CHINESE RELIEF SOCIETY
and Official Receipt Given
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
ED CHINN, Prop.
plan. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hynd
of Cecil also came out as Mr. Hynd
is on the committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reid on
Monday took Everett Hadley to the
Beckner ranch where he will work.
The church in Hardman: Services
Sunday, March 4, 1940: Morning, 11
o'clock, theme, "Grace"; evening,
7:30, theme, "The Man Child," Rev.
chapter 12. E. L. Ely, pastor.
At a meeting of the Happy Health
club on Monday, Feb. 19, games
were played and songs sung, as it
was the monthly social time. On
Monday, Feb. 26, reports were given
by Vera McDaniel and Mildred Cla
ry. The next meeting will be on
Mrs. Herb Hynd of Cecil and Mrs.
George Bleakman of Heppner, and
Miss Pat Bleakman who is working
at Cecil came up to attend Grand
ma Allen's funeral on Wednesday,
and visited the rest of the time'at
the B. H. Bleakman home.
Rain, snow and . wind were pre
dominate last week with a final rain
and chinook on Sunday that melted
most of the snow in the mountains
and caused an abrupt end to ski
ing. From the looks of the weather
even more rain and snow are coming-Read
G. T. Want Ads. Yoa
find a bargain in something needed.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the many Hepp
ner and Morrow county friends for
their messages of sympathy in our
bereavement in the loss of our be
loved husband and son.
Hazel Binns, wife,
Addie Binns, mother.
Barn Dance To be given Wednes
day night, 8:30 to 12:00 by Past
Noble Grand club at I. O. O. F. hall.
Ladies to wear print dresses and
men overalls or pay a fine. 50c a
couple. Your ticket includes light
refreshment. Come and bring your
Let G. T. Want Ads help you dis
pose of surplus stock.
oin the iappy 1
at the Merchants' Matinee
STAR THEATER, SATURDAY
March 1 2 o'clock p. m.
ASK for TICKETS HERE
Special Discount on all Food Products
bought for CASH at this store, Friday
Saturday, March 1 and 2
M. D. CLARK
nee oi ii
Farmers and Stockme nof Morrow County
are extended a cordial invitation to attend a
SPECIAL MEETING '
Morrow County Grain Growers Inc.
to be held in LEACH HALL
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
10:00 o'clock a. m.
For the purpose of amending the clause governing
capital stock to permit the expansion program now
pending, and for the transaction of any and other
business that may come before the meeting.
Free Lunch at Noon
MEN, BRING YOUR WIVES!
WIVES, BRING YOUR MEN!
R. B. RICE, Sec.-Treas.