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Elizabetta Amelia Oliver-Welch
(Wednesday, January 22, 1908)

Mrs. S.D. Welch passed away Sunday afternon after an illness of nearly two years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Congretional Church, the Reverend Coffin of Pine Island officiating. Interment was in Zumbro Falls Cemetery.

Samuel D. Welch Dead
(October 20, 1922 - Lake City newspaper)

The death of Samuel D. Welch, Civil War veteran, aged 85 years occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.E. Scruby, Tuesday, October 17th at about 5:00 p.m. He was taken ill 3 weeks ago and gradually grew weaker until the end. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Congretional Church under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, of which the deceased was a member. The Reverend E.R. Todd of Lake City had charge of the religious services. Mr. Welch held the respect of all who knew him. He was a man of worthy motives whose dealings were marked with integrity at all times. "Uncle Sam" as he was fondly called by yound and old, will be deeply missed in Zumbro Falls.

Porter Chester Oliver
(Wednesday, August 30, 1950 - Seattle)

Porter C. Oliver died yesterday in a hospital. For the past two years he had been an employee in the retail department of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Mr. Oliver, a native of Reed's Landing, MN was taken ill a few weeks ago. A retired machinist, he was a member of Hope Lodge 79, Machinists. He came to Seattle 32 years ago. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the 34th District Republican Club, the Aiki Congretional Church and the Aiki Communiy Club. Surviving are his wife, Mabel, a daughter Velva McFadden, Seattle, a son Master Sergt. Milton Oliver, both of Tacoma and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Peterson, Hollywood, CA. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday in the Aiki Congretional church under the direction of the West Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

James Garfield Oliver
(April 9, 1925 - Rochester, MN)

Funeral services were conducted Thursday from the Bethel LutheranChurch for James Garfield Oliver, who died at St, Mary's Hospital on Monday at the age of 37. He had been employed at the Conley Camera factory for the past 15 years. Mr. Oliver was born in Reed's Landing, MN, November 14, 1887. He was married on August 18th, 1909 to Elsa Liskow, who with one son Normal James, 7 survives him. Two children Evelyn and an infant son died some time ago. He also leaves four brothers and three sisters, all of whom reside in the west.

Three-War Marine Veteran is Dead
(May 15, 1991 - Black Canyon City, AZ)

Black Canyon City - Major Milton Porter Oliver, a veteran of three major wars with the US Marine Corps, died May 14 at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He was 75. Services will be conducted 2 p.m.Sunday at the Black Canyon City Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ray Stuckwich presiding. Maj. Oliver joined the US Marine Corps in 1941 and served as an enlisted man during the American invasion of Guadalcanal, World War II, He then became a mechanic with the famed Marine Corps flying group know as "The Black Sheep Squadron", commanded by the legendary Maj. Pappy Boyington. With that squadron, Maj. Oliver was credited with saving the life of one-time AFL commissioner Joe Fosse. Major Oliver pulled Fosse from a burning plane. Following the war, Maj. Oliver was commissioned as an officer by the Marines and served three tours of duty in the war zone during the Korean Conflict of 1950-1953. He served 7 tours of duty in the war zone during Vietnam before retiring in 1967. He also served in several other combat areas during 26 years with the Corps. In retirement, he divided his time between homes here and in Mancos, Colorado. Major Oliver was born Jan. 18, 1916 in Winona, MN. He grew up in Seattle, WA. Maj. Oliver is survived by his wife, Eloise, Black Canyon, his son, a daughter Patricia Britt, San Diego, CA, nine grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

OBITUARY of Eva Marie Welch (Mrs. James Oliver) of Reed's Landing, MN
Mrs. James A. Oliver of Reed's Landing died very suddenly last Sunday afternoon of cancer. She had been ailing for a number of years but a short time agao, cancer developed. It was not supposed that her end was so near. Though never joining any church organization, she was a constant member of the M.E. church of that village. She had been a resident of Reeds for the past 44 years, where she reared a family of 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, her youngest being 8 years old. Eva Welch was born at Horicon, WI in 1849 and moved to Wabasha where she met and married James A. Oliver, who survives her. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. B.F. Welch are living in Summer, WA and were unable to attend the funeral. her sister, Mrs. Mattie Kirk (Martha), who lives at Monticello was present. The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Reed's Landing. Reverend D.W. Gilbertson officiating, the remains being interred in Riverview Cemetery, Reed's Landing.

(James Ashley Oliver is also buried at Riverview Cemetery in the Kirk family plot, along with Mattie Kirk and her husband, Mr. O. Kirk).




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