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James A. Coldren

James A. Coldren, night watchman at the Occidental lumber mill, died at his home on North Second street this morning at 2:30. Two weeks ago he suffered a hemorrhage of the brain, supposed to have been caused by a fall while working at the mill. He had partially recovered from this and was anxious to return to work. Last night he went to the mill to report for duty but was persuaded to return home. During the night he suffered another apoplectic stroke and continued to sink rapidly to the end, which came at 2:30 this morning.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Bovee undertaking parlors and the burial at Crystal Lake cemetery. Rev. H. H. Hubbell will conduct the services.

James Austin Coldren was born at Union, Ind., Feb. 9, 1853. He joined the Christian church when ten years of age and was a faithful member all his life. He began teaching school when 14 years of age and followed the profession for many years. Aug. 13, 1972 [sic], he was married to Miss Julia Davis, Pottawatomie county, Kansas. In 1888 they removed to Oregon and in 1890 to California. In 1905 they returned to Oregon and Mr. Coldren continued his school work teaching at Philomath, Summit and other points in Benon and Lincoln counties. A year ago the family came to Corvallis and Mr Coldren entered the employ of the Occidental Lumber Co. as night watchman. His employers held him in high esteem as a faithful workman and a man of sterling Christian character.

His wife and daughter, Oneita survive him.

Source: Havensville [Kansas] Review, 11 May 1911, from the Tri-Weekly Republican, Corvallis, Oregon [email from Merrie Pinick].

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