Curry County CA Biographies



Obits at Linkpendium

Information taken from "History of Southern Oregon” published by A.G. Walling, 1884



Anderson, D.L.

...was born in Warren county, Tennessee and came to Oregon in 1850, and in May, 1881, located on his present farm near Denmark, Curry county, and engaged in farming; married a daughter of ex-Judge Fitzhugh, and has eleven children, George, Mira (deceased), Enoch, Dickey (deceased), John, Fitzhugh, Lee, Solomon, Phebe, Hannah, Eva and Nancy.

Averill, Wm. H.H.

...is a native of Illinois, and in 1852 emigrated to Oregon, and in 1880 came to Curry county, locating on Flora's Flats, two miles from Denmark; owns 200 acres of land, where he also keeps a merchandise store; is fourty years of age and married. Has a family of four children, Euphonia a., James S., Lawrence A and Edgar F.

Bagnell, W. H.

...lives four miles above Ellensburg; is engaged in fishing and farming; is a native of Troy, New York; came to the state and county in 1855

Bates, M.M.

...lives at Port Orford; is a lawyer; was born in Massachusetts; came to the state and county in 1864; married in 1869 to Fannie M. Dyer. Children, Ida May, Blanche and B. W.

Bennett, Morris L.

...is a native of Ohio; was born oct. 11, 1854, and came to Coos county, Oregon, in 1877, and with is mother located on his present ranch in Curry county in March, 1878; has 320 acres of land, and engaged in sheep raising.

Carey, Jesse W

... lives on Mussel creek; is a farmer and stock raiser; post office, Port Orford; was born in Hamilton county, Ind.; came to county and state in 1869; married January 11, 1880, to Alice Bledsoe.

Carman, Asa

... lives at Port Orford; is a sloon keeper; was born in 1831; came to state in 1871, and was a sheriff of Curry county one term.

Caughell, Capt. Peter

... lives on Smith's river, California; is captain of the tug, Pelican, at mouth of Rogue river; he is a native of Canada, and about sixty years of age. His family consists of James, John, Fannie, (William and Mary, twins), Hugh and Robert.

Chapman, Joseph

... lives in Ellensburg; is a teamster; was born in Monroe county, Virginia; came to state and county in 1879; was married in 1833 to Miss Rachel Hatfield. Children, Carrie, Joseph, Cintha S., Katie, Barbara, Caroline, Perry and Edward.

Clarno, H.

... lives four miles above Ellensburg; keeps a dairy; was born in Illinois; came to state and county in 1873.

Colton, John

... was born in Missouri; is 26 years of age; is married; in 1883 settled on his present farm on Flora's creek; post-office, Bennett.

Collins, D.J.

... lives on Hunter's creek; was born in Boston, Mass.; post-office, Ellensburg; is a stock raiser; came to state and county in 1871; married Miss H. McCarty in 1850. Children, James, Fannie, Jeremiah, Johanah and Katie.

Cooley, H.M.

... lives near Chetco river; is a farmer and stock grower; post-office, Chetco; is a native of Missouri; came to state in 1853, and to county in 1860; was married in 1878, to Florence Howland. Children, Millie N., Walter and Abbie.

Cox, William

... was born in Illinois; is 45 years of age; came to Oregon in 1845 and settled in Curry county and an early day; resides on Flora's creek; is married. Children, Sara C., Ralph E., John L.E., Mary Ann, Effa J. and Davis L.

Cox, Glenn B.

... was born in Polk county, Oregon, in 1857; came to Curry county and settled on Flora's creek; is a lumberman.

Dewey, Charles

... lives three miles above Ellensburg on a farm; was born in Pembroke, Genese county, N.Y.; came to state in 1860 and to county in 1862; owns a valuable mine on the beach and divides his time between mining and farming.

Ferris, William

... lives near Port Orford; is a miner; came to Curry county in 1853.

Fitzhugh, George

... lives at Denmark; came to state in 1850 and to county in 1852; is married. children, Melvin, Fanny, Charles, John and Robert.

Gardener, S.B.

... lives near Ellensburg; is a farmer and stock raiser; was born in Iowa; came to state in 1853 and to county in 1866; was married in 1866 to Catherine Chapman. Children, Edwin L., Ellen M., Reuben, Delos and viola

Gauntlett, William

... lives in Ellensburg; is sheriff of Curry county; was born in Scotland; came to state and county in 1859; married June, 1880, to Annie winsor. Children, George and Clinton.

Higgins, W.S.

... lives on Winchuck; is a farmer; post-office, Chetco; was born in Ohio; came to state in 1850 and to county in 1877; was married in 1858 to Miss Abbott. Children, Henry Robert, Emily J., Elizabeth Daisy, Martha, James, Rosa and Louis.

Huntley, N.

... is a farmer and fisherman; lives eight miles above Ellensburg; was born in Ohio; came to state in 1848 and to county in 1870; married Mary J. King in 1847.

King, William A.

... was born in Illinois; is 37 year of age; came to state in 1854; is a stock grower; lives on Flora's creek ten miles from Denmark; post-office, Denmark.

Kirk, William

... lives near Chetco river; is a merchant; post-office, Chetco; was born in Belfast, Ireland; came to state and county in 1856.

Knapp, Louis

... lives with his mother, who is now 80 years of age; is proprietor of Knapp's hotel at Port Orford; they were among the first settlers of that town. in conection with their hotel they own 1,200 acres of land.

Libby, David

... lives nine miles above Ellensburg, at which place he owns a fine farm; post-ffoce, Ellensburg; was born in Maine, in 1831; came to state and county in 1853; was in Indian wars of 1855-56 and fought bravely for the defence of his country.

Long, C.

... was born in Illinois; is now 46 years of age; owns1,000 acres of good grazing land twelve miles from Bandon where he is extensively engaged in the dairy business; is married. Children, Alice M., Rosa J., Ormelia and John M.

Lorentzen, Nicholas C.

... lives near Denmark; is engaged in the lumber business; came to county in 1875; was born in Denmark, Sweden; is 38 years of age; is married. Children, Anna M., Lena C., Thyra H., and Carnilla F.

McCreery, P.

... lives at Ellensburg; is foreman on R.D. Humes' cannery; was born in Ireland; came to state and county in 1874.

McVay, John

... lives four miles from Ellensburg; is stock raiser; is a native of Ireland; arrived in this state in 1867, and came to this county in 1868; was married to M.A. McCreery, in 1866.

Meservey, E. H.

... resides at Ellensburg; is engaged in farming and is watchman in Humes mill; was born in Maine; arrived in the state and settled in this county in 1853; was Lieutenant and subsequently Captain in the Rogue river war, and was engaged in several bloody battles.

Miller, W.C.

... lives four miles above Ellensburg, where he has a farm; is a native of Dayton, Ohio, arrived in this state in 1847, ad to county in 1868; married Miss P.A. turner, in May 1855.

Moore, A.H.

... resides at Ellensburg; is a blacksmith by occupation; was born in Highland county, Ohio; arrived in this state in 1850, and came to this county in 1857; was married in 1860, to Miss S.C. Morrison. Children, Frederick and Dora E.

Moore, H.S.

... is a native of Iowa; came to Curry county in 1876, now resides in Port Orford; is a farmer.

Morrison, S.D.

... resides near Ellensburg; where he is employed at sheep raising; address is Ellensburg; is a native of Vermont; arrived in this state and settledin this county in 1868.

Nay, Joseph L.

... resides five miles north of Port Orford; and proprietor of Nay's Lumber mills, and owns 1,000 acres of land; is a native of West Miland, New Hampshire; and as yet unmarried.

Sabin, A.B.

... is a farmer; lives five miles from Danmark, Curry county; is a native of New Jersey; is married and has one child, Walter J.

Scott, Raleigh

... lives at Mountain Ranch; is a stock grower; post-office, Chetco; is a native of Lane county, Or.; came to county in 1872; married Nettie Cooley, October 4, 1874; Mr. Scott is an extensive stock grower - sheep a specialty.

Shoemaker, Willard F. and Walter

... live with their mother, Mrs. Mary A. Shoemaker, on Knott hill, five miles from Denmark; own a large tract of land; were born in Missouri; are 25 and 23 years of age, respectively.

Smith, Henry

... lives at Smith's Ferry; post-ffice, Chetco; is a fermer and ferry keeper; is a native of Prussia; came to state and county in 1857; was married in 1865 to Hanah J. Riley.

Smith, Frank

... was born in New York; is 46 years of age; came to county in 1860; is a retail liquor dealer in Port Orford.

Strahan, H.

... resides at Ellensburg; is a sheep raiser; was born in Philadelphia, Penn.; arrived in this state and county in 1871; was married to Miss Mary Euberg, in 1868. Children, Charles G. and William H. Mr. Strahan has a good farm.

Sutton, Walter

... publisher and proprietor of the Curry county Post, of Ellensburg, is a native of Illinois, and in 1854 came to Oregon, and to Curry county in 1870; married February 14, 1877, to Miss Louisa A. Smith. children, Louisa A., Walter F. and John A.

Sypher, Edward

... born in Rogue river valley, in 1865, and has ever since resided in Curry county.

Thomas, C.W.

... was born in Pennsylvania; is 53 years of age; is manager of the sawmill formerly owned by the Port Orford Cedar Co., at Port Orford, where he resides; is married; has three children.

Thrift, A.H.

... lives on Flora's creek; is a dairyman and stock raiser; post-office Denmark; was born in Fredericktown, Knox county, Ohio; came to state in 1852, and to county in 1853; married June 5, 1867, to Mary J. Goodman. children, Annie G. (deceased), Edgar B., Rosabel, Alexander, Hattie A., Alvie A., Eva J., and (Eola and LeRoy twins).

Upton, J.H.

... was born in Ohio; came to state in 1853 and in 1880 located at Port Orford, where he established the Port Orford Post, which he sold in 1882 and move on his farm.