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James Taylor and Margaret Leeming




Husband James Taylor 1

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Wife Margaret Leeming 1

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1 M James W. Taylor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

         Born: 30 Jul 1872 - , , England
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       Spouse: Bertha C. Copple 1 2 4 5 6 7
         Marr: 20 Jul 1898 - , Hood River, Oregon




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Donald Henry Spurgeon or Spergen and Juanita Lorene Leep




Husband Donald Henry Spurgeon or Spergen 8 9 10 11 12 13

         Born: 13 Jan 1915 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon or Idaho
         Died: 12 Feb 2004 - Milwaukie, Oregon
       Buried:  - Mt. View Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon


       Father: Thomas R. Spurgeon or Spergen 10 11 13 14
       Mother: Esther Rand 10 11 13 14


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Wife Juanita Lorene Leep

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18 Feb 2004 Hood River News

Donald Spergen Donald H. Spergen, a former Hood River, Ore., resident died Feb. 12, 2004, in Milwaukie, Ore. He was 89 years of age.
Donald was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Hood River, to Thomas and Esther (Rand) Spergen. He was raised and educated in Hood River, graduating from Hood River High School. Donald worked for the First National Bank and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1950. In Portland he continued working for First National Bank, managing the Hollywood branch, then the Gateway branch, then as vice president at the Hillsboro branch and then as executive vice president at the Main branch.
His son, Doug Newman of Milwaukie, and grandchildren Patricia M. Hiott, Tia Jeanne Newman, Rebecca VanDorn, Christina Herzog and Laura Newville survive him. Nine great-grandchildren also survive. Private family services and interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
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James Ray McCormick and Eleanor Ann Leeper




Husband James Ray McCormick 15 16

         Born: 28 Nov 1920 - Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada
         Died: 12 Feb 2005 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
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       Father: John McCormick
       Mother: Miriam


     Marriage: 23 Dec 1945 - Attica, Indiana

 Other Spouse: Nona




Wife Eleanor Ann Leeper 15 16

         Born: 1 Aug 1925
         Died: 9 Oct 1990 - , Hood River, Oregon
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1 M John McCormick

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2 M Rick McCormick

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16 February 2005 Hood River News

James McCormick Hood River resident James Ray McCormick, 84, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. Ray was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada, to John and Miriam McCormick. He was raised and educated in Canada.
In 1939 he came to the United States and lived in Salem, Ore., until 1943, when he joined the Navy. He was later honorably discharged in 1946. On Dec. 23, 1945, he married Eleanor Ann Leeper in Attica, Ind.
Ray was active in the Hood River community. He was a member of the Eagles, Hood River Elks Lodge, American Legion, American Federation of Square Dance, Hood River Saddle Club and Hood River Valley Christian Church. Ray worked as a lineman in Washington before becoming the supervisor at the Hood River Electric Co-op. In 1992 Ray married Nona in Reno, Nev., and together they shared 12 years of marriage.
Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, Nona, of Hood River; sons John and Rick McCormick of Albany, Ore.; sisters Maude Eileen Chevalier of Cut Knife Saskatchewan, Canada, and Elizabeth Jean Rosenow of Moses Lake, Wash.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Eleanor Ann, on Oct. 9, 1990.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals - Receptions - Cremations), 1401 Belmont Road Hood River, 97031.
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Isaac Mills and Anne Leese




Husband Isaac Mills 17

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Wife Anne Leese 17

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1 F Nellie Mills Tate 9 17

         Born: 3 Sep 1888 - Chicago, Illinois
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       Spouse: Leland Moses Kingsley 9 17 18
         Marr: 20 Jul 1910 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon




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John Leffel and Marlene Tonn




Husband John Leffel

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Wife Marlene Tonn

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       Father: George Tonn 19 20 21 22
       Mother: Audrey Monnich 19 20





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Keith McCoy and Vivian Legler




Husband Keith McCoy 23

         Born: 13 Jul 1915 - Redlands, California
         Died: 8 Nov 2005 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
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       Father: Earl McCoy
       Mother: Laurie Hinshaw


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 Other Spouse: Claudia Collingwood 23 - 1974

 Other Spouse: Lucille Nordwall




Wife Vivian Legler

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1 F Jan McCoy

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2 M Doug McCoy

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30 November 2005 Hood River News
Keith McCoy Keith McCoy was born on July 13, 1915, in Redlands, Calif., to Laurie Hinshaw McCoy of Goldendale and Earl McCoy of White Salmon. An uncommon divorce led to his adoption by Roy and Mary Hinshaw Cain, so from the beginning, his life was rich with many interests, influenced by his three loving sets of parents - the Cains, Laurie and Evan Hodson, and Earl and Sadie McCoy. His childhood in White Salmon, graduation from Columbia Union High School in 1933, four years at the University of Washington, interspersed with Forest Service employment and sulfur mining atop Mount Adams established his deep love of this area. In 1941, he married Vivian Legler of Portland. World War II soon called and occupied his life as a Naval Photographic Officer in the South Pacific. Returning home in 1946, he established Keith McCoy Insurance. Family life brought two children, and civic life was filled with such interests as Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce, White Salmon City Council, and Skyline Hospital Board. In 1957, one of Keith’s best life decisions was to invite Doug Holliston to join the insurance staff, and soon the agency became McCoy-Holliston Insurance. In 1974, Keith married Claudia Collingwood Ashby, originally of Trout Lake. Their 15 years together before her passing included the enjoyment of living at The Shambles, the old Trout Lake Slaughterhouse, which he had charmingly restored since 1963. He went into a painting phase, creating dozens of pieces of artwork. They joined forces with the Hollistons to enhance more than 50 local properties. He felt contributory on the Klickitat County Board of Equalization, and helped create the Gorge Heritage Museum. During these productive years, he began to capture on paper the tales and history of his homeland and its beloved people. Establishing Pahto Publications in 1987, he wrote “The Mt. Adams Country: Forgotten Corner of the Columbia River Gorge,” followed by “CODY - Colorful Man of Color” in 1988. In 1991, Keith married Lucille Nordwall Killion, then of Wilsonville, Ore. They were delighted to be chosen MayFest King and Queen in 1992. He continued to write, publishing “Melodic Whistles in the Columbia River Gorge” in 1995, “Rowdy River” in 2002, and in 2003, “Mid-Columbia North Shore,” a compilation of the 160 or so “odds ‘n ends” articles he had written for the White Salmon Enterprise. He had also shared much of his vast historical recall with KIHR listeners. He was proud of his Board position at Maryhill Museum and his eight years of contribution to the development of the Discovery Center in The Dalles. Somehow he and Lucy found time for much travel amidst the endless inquiries he received for information, having become known as “the local historian.” Seven times they plied the Columbia from mouth to headwaters, Keith hired by Special Expeditions as the on-board historian, and countless times Lucy helped him don buckskins to portray Capt. William Clark in a living history presentation in which he looked back at the Lewis & Clark Expedition from a vantage point 30 years later. Notable was Keith’s extensive collection of antiques, and he particularly favored the well-worn tools, often given to him by other old-time families, that had built this area he loved. A fondness for Indian heritage was evident in the artifacts he had collected since the 1930s. It honored Keith to recently be named a “community treasure” by the city councils of White Salmon and Bingen. Indeed! Years ago, a gift from his dear friend Bernard Pollard reminded that “Suddenly Life is Indian Summer - Make the Most of it.” With the help of their dear friend and caregiver Toni Stencil, that’s what he and Lucy were doing in their happy life at Down Manor in Hood River at the time of his passing on Nov. 8, 2005. Keith is survived by his wife, Lucy, Hood River; daughter Jan Jones, White Salmon; son Doug McCoy, Trout Lake; sister Kathi Cain Levin, San Jose, Calif.; step-children and grandchildren in the families of Claudia and Lucy; numerous Hinshaw cousins and countless readers who can share his love of the Mount Adams country through his books. In lieu of flowers, the family knows Keith would be pleased with donations to the Columbia High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or The Gorge Heritage Museum. Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at: www.gardnerfh.com <http://www.gardnerfh.com>
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Joseph M. Willie and Bessie Lehew




Husband Joseph M. Willie 15 24 25 26

         Born: 30 Aug 1896 - Vienna, Virginia
         Died: 29 Dec 1974 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
       Buried:  - County Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon
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Wife Bessie Lehew

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1 M James Montgomery Willie 24 25

         Born: 30 May 1917 - Vienna, Virginia
         Died: 10 Apr 2003 - The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon
       Buried:  - Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
       Spouse: Barbara Mockley




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Hood River News Obituary, January 2, 1975
Joseph M. Willie
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph M. Willie who died December 29, at the Hood River Care Center. He was 78.
Born August 30, 1896 in Vienna, Virginia, Mr. Willie had been a resident of Mt. Hood for the past two years. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Senior Citizens.
He is survived by a son, Jim Willie of Mt. Hood and seven grandchildren.
Pastor G. M. Richardson will officiate at the services with burial following at the county cemetery.
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Lehl and Mary Ellen Rawson




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Wife Mary Ellen Rawson

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       Father: Charles T. Rawson 9 15 27 28
       Mother: Alice L. Roberts 9 15 27 29 30





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William Lehr and Helen Alice Tallman




Husband William Lehr 20 31

         Born: 10 Dec 1912
         Died: 22 Aug 1994 - , Multnomah, Oregon
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Wife Helen Alice Tallman 9 20 21 31 32 33 34 35

         Born: 13 May 1912 - Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
         Died: 24 Sep 2000 - Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
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       Father: William Henry Tallman Sr. 15 21 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 41
       Mother: Katherine Alice Werth 15 21 31 32 33 34 39 40



 Other Spouse: Howard M. Hanna



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1 F Sharon Lehr

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Edward E. Leiblein and Myrtle V. McKellar




Husband Edward E. Leiblein

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Wife Myrtle V. McKellar

         Born: 17 Aug 1905 - Wrentham
         Died: 9 Oct
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       Father: Scott Winfield McKellar 15
       Mother: Laura Ramus





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Myrtle V. Leiblein, a resident of Eugene and former resident of The Dalles and the Dufur areas died in Eugene on Wednesday, October 9. She was 86. Mrs. Leiblein was born Aug 17, 1905 in Wrentham to Scott W. and Laura (Ramus) McKellar. She married Edward E. Leiblein on January 25, 1925 in Dufur. She and her family lived in The Dalles from, 1927 to 1944, then moved to Hood River, where they lived from 1944 to 1968. They moved to Lincoln City in 1968 and then to Salem in 1974. After the death of her husband, Edward, she moved to Eugene. Mrs. Leiblein was a homemaker and especially enjoyed cooking and baking. Survivors include two sons, Vayle Leiblein, Hood River; Duane Leiblein, Eugene; a sister Dora Foster, Portland; a brother Wallace McKellar, Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. No public services were held. Disposition was by cremetion.



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1 History of the Columbia River Valley, from The Dalles to the Sea, by Fred Lockley, Vol. II, page 728-729.

2 United States Census, 1900, Wasco County, Oregon, Viento, page 63B.

3 1905 Hood River Telephone Directory, Hood River County Historical Museum.

4 US Census, Miscellaneous, 1910 Census, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

5 Ibid, 1920 Census, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

6 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 158.

7 An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1905, Page 312.

8 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 179, 327.

9 Oregon State Archives, Genealogical Information Locator
http://159.121.172.88/genealogy/search.lasso, Marriage.

10 Hood River News Obituary, 18 Feb 2004.

11 United States Census, 1930, Hood River County, Oregon, 216A North Precinct.

12 Hood River School Census 1950, District 3.

13 History of the Columbia River Valley, from The Dalles to the Sea, by Fred Lockley, Vol. II, page 556-557.

14 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 327.

15 Hood River County, Oregon Death Index from Ancestry.com.

16 Hood River News Obituary, 16 February 2005.

17 Other Sources, The descendants of Richard Beckley of Wethersfield, Connecticut , 1948.

18 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 321A.

19 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 376.

20 Oregon Death Index, Ancestry.com.

21 Social Security Death Index, http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/.

22 Telephone Directory - 1973 - Hood River - Odell - Dee - Parkdale, Oregon, RFD 4 Box 90.

23 Hood River News Obituary, 30 November 2005.

24 Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society, Hood River County Cemeteries, County Cemetery.

25 Hood River News Obituary, 16 April 2003.

26 Social Security Death Index, http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/, Last Residence: Mt. Hood, Oregon.

27 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 170, 329.

28 United States Census, 1920, Hood River County, Oregon, page 78B, Parkdale.

29 Land Patent Details - BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/, 3/8/1916.

30 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, Baldwin Pct., page 250A.

31 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 372.

32 United States Census, 1920, Hood River County, Oregon, page 81A, Baldwin.

33 History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1987, page 382.

34 United States Census, 1930, Hood River County, Oregon, Page 265B, Pine Grove Precinct.

35 John Lamphiear, Dragonville Sketches - Hood River High School, A Picture History, Class of 1930.

36 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 246B.

37 Hood River School Census 1933, District 7.

38 Hood River School Census 1940, District 7.

39 Pine Grove Butte Cemetery Records, Hood River Page on USGENWEB.

40 Hood River News Obituary, 13 December 2006.

41 World War I Draft Registration Cards, FHL US/CAN Film 1852057.


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