Compiled by

Stafford Hazelett

23 February 2011

© 2010, 2011 Stafford Hazelett

Note: the articles referenced below were all in the Oregon Journal, a Portland, Oregon, newspaper.  It is available on microfilm at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, the University of Oregon library in Eugene, the Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Portland. and the Oregon State Library Genealogy Room in Salem, Oregon.  If you are not able to visit these locations you can request the film on interlibrary loan or contact the Oregon State Library and request a copy.  They have volunteers that do research for a small fee. The Oregon Historical Society will also do research

PL = ordinary stories of Pioneer Living in addition to index description

“no trail rem” = nothing

“brief trail rem” = something, but often not more than a single sentence, up to about 7 sentences, but no meaningful information or new stories

“extended trail rem” = most cases it means nearly the whole article, and maybe more than one article, is taken up with stories of the overland experience; additional notes indicate either new material or specific items of corroboration of stories otherwise not well corroborated; if there is no additional note, it means one of two things: either I think the story is already well known (maybe only by me) or is otherwise so similar to many others that it is not worthy of more indexing; unfortunately, this is the most idiosyncratic type of note, because I made no further comments if I was already familiar with the person and the stories and sometimes because they are published elsewhere.


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, March

first Lockley article appears to be March 26th

26)       p9 c3   Phil Metschan, how Al Geiser, builder of the Geiser Grand Hotel at Baker City, saved his Bonanza mine gold from drunken cowboys

27)       p9 c3   Sig Sichel, from Germany to Oregon in 1873, no trip rem

28)       p9 c4   W. F. Woodard, stories from the prescription book at his pharmacy since 1865

29)       p9 c3   unnamed informant (Dunham Wright ? sjh) gave stories of Baker County farming and logging and mining from 1862 and 1863, rx talking with Bill Packwood

30)       S2 p8 c2          Joseph Gaston, railroad origins in Oregon

31)       p7 c3   W. L. Lincoln Wade, by sea to California in 1853 for gold in Yreka area


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, April

1)            p9 c4   John Flinn, by ship by Panama 1850, Methodist preacher, married Mary E. Royal 1856 at Umpqua Academy,

2)            p9 c4   Ehmann family, olive pioneers in California

3)            p9 c4   letter from Cyrus Walker, stories of early missionary life

4)            p9 c4   story of the Oregon Beaver coin

5)            p5 c4   C. S. Loveland, stories of Twin Falls, Idaho after 1890

6)                                    no article

7)            p5 c3   A question of conscience about an escaped murderer

8)            p9 c4   list of businesses still in operation for 40 years

9)            p9 c3   review of a business directory from 1873

10)         p9 c3   L. Samuel, em from Germany to California 1859, 1871 to Portland, founder of West Shore 1875

11)         p9 c3   review of first issue of Oregon Spectator 5 February 1846

12)         p5 c4   Ben Selling, arrived Portland 1852, business stories

13)                                 no article

14)         p7 c4   W.C. Gallaher, em 1845, Hackleman’s company, no trail rem, arrived at The Dalles “late that fall,”cut trees and built a flatboat to float the Columbia River, PL

15)         p9 c4   described Balch family of Mount Tabor area

16)         p9 c4   W.M. Vaughn, em 1849, no trail rem, to Oregon City then to California for gold, had chunks of beeswax with bee wings embedded

17)         p9 c5   Joseph Buchtel, em 1852, no trail rem, with Capt I. R. Moore; at Blue Mountains, Moore asked volunteers to leave the company and go ahead to save on provisions, Buchtel and about 20 others went ahead. PL

18)         p9 c3   history of Missoula area

19)         p5 c4   history of Portland municipal organization

20)                                 no article

21)         p7 c4   history of Portland fire department

22)         p9 c3   Joseph Buchtel, stories of Abraham Lincoln as lawyer, Buchtel claimed to have done work for Lincoln

23)         p9 c4   biography of Henry Victor with brief mention of Frances Fuller Victor at end and her inability to make a living as a writer: “Though a prolific writer and though her books are now in demand, authorship never proved very profitable to Mrs. Victor and toward the last she was compelled to go from house to house selling face cream and other similar preparations. She was a devoted admirer of Oregon and her books reflect her love of her adopted state.”

24)         p9 c3   history of Portland schools

25)         p9 c4   Indian Joe, of Oregon City, stories of Indian life before settlers, “In those days we owned slaves. Our tribe would send a war party against the Modocs or the Snake Indians. Those we captured we kept for slaves. Sometimes we would trade a slave for horses, sometimes for blankets, sometimes his owner would gamble him away.”

26)         p5 c7   Mary Diller Charman, em by ship by Panama 1853, PL

27)                                 none

28)         p7 c3   George Blanchard, provided copies of old Boston newspapers for excerpting

29)         p9 c3   Peter Beaudoin, came to Oregon after 1880 to raise sheep

30)         p9 c4   Rev Rhys Gwinn [Gwynn], came to Portland in 1856 apparently by ship as a missionary, became a private detective


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, May

1)            p9 c4   looking through an old book about London, England

2)                                    no article

3)            p5 c4   H. C. Leonard, comments on anti-Japanese laws in California

4)                                    no article

5)            p7 c3   W.C. Myer, arrived 1853, brought first Percheron horses in 1870

6)            p9 c4   story of emigration of 1845, Meek party lost, Welch party split into Barlow and Rector, search for trail over Mt Hood

7)            p9 c3   organization of the Portland YMCA 1868

8)            p9 c3   Jim Hawley, drayman since 1880

9)            p9 c5   David Ashpaugh, em 1853, John Sunderland company, no trail rem, PL

10)         p5 c3   biography of John Ball, first teacher in Oregon

11)                                 no article

12)         p7 c3   Tom Hislop, tramping and odd-jobs to Oregon 1867 or later

13)         p9 c4   Mrs. J.K. Gill, daughter of W. H. Willson, Willson was em by ship 1836 missionary relief, bio of Willson and stories of Oregon missionaries

14)         p9 c3   Judge J. Q. A. Bowlby, apparently born in Oregon unspecified date, PL

15)         p9 c3   S.A. Josselyn, railroading in the Old Northwest, to Oregon after 1880

16)         p9 c4   Thomas Lamb Eliot, em 1867 by ship by Panama, no rem, bio of education and places as Unitarian preacher

17)         p5 c3   Josiah West, em 1859, no trail rem, PL

18)                                 no article

19)         p9 c3   unnamed second-hand dealer in Astoria, told stories of beating Portland second-hand dealers

20)         p9 c3   Robert Carruthers, stories of early Astoria

21)         p9 c4   Sarah Sophia Kimball Munson, wife of Joel W. Munson, Sarah survivor of Whitman Massacre, new insignificant details of massacre events, father killed, mother remarried John Jewett of Clatsop County, PL

22)         p9 c4   history of postal service in Oregon country

23)         p9 c3   Mary E Crawford (daughter of Medorem Crawford) (wife of Henry C. Stevens), born in Oregon, stories of father and his friends

24)         p5 c3   David Caufield, em 1847, brief trail rem of distress on Barlow Road as a child,

25)                                 no article

26)         p7 c3   unnamed informant, stories of Azores, slave ships, and waitering, lived at Beaverton

27)         p9 c3   going through a junk pile

28)         p9 c4   G. R. Hanan, R. Rose, W. F. Biggs, pioneers of Douglas county, PL

29)         p9 c5   W. W. Cardwell, born 1861 Douglas county, PL

30)         p9 c4   Judge James C Fullerton,  em 1853 at age 4, by Southern Route, father’s friend John F. Gazley brought informant and family west to join father who had come to California in 1851 by ship. “We started in May from Independence, Mo., and came by the southern route, coming into the Rogue River valley. I remember we came through a big canyon between the Cow creek country and Canyonville. We took the bed of the creek for 13 miles and we certainly had some pretty rough going. In places we would chain the wheels and tie a heavy tree to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. In those day[s] they did not shoe oxen and our cattle had such tender feet that they could hardly travel. We finally got completely out of provisions. My father came out to meet us in the Rogue River valley. We settled at Canyonville.”

31)         p7 c4   Johnny Dunbar, came to Portland in 1897 from Chicago


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, June

1)                                    none

2)            p7 c3   Capt William Gadsby, stories of Sikhs and Hindus

3)            p9 c3   Capt William Gadsby, cont, stories of life before he came to America

4)            p20 c2 Gov and Mrs. T. T. Geer, brief stories of their parents’ emigrations and PL

5)            p9 c3   Cap William Gadsby, cont, stories of India

6)            p9 c4   J. B. Stump, born unstated, father came overland in 1844 as a hired hand

7)            p5 c3   J. B. Stump, story of Angora goats

8)                                    no article

9)            p7 c3   John McCraken, purchased for $10,000 “a 280-ton bark named the Palmetto” to sail to California March 1849 by Cape Horn to San Francisco 7 September 1849, 40 partners, “the Greenwich and California Mining and Trading Company.” Sold the ship “for a  few hundred dollars.” after working in mines, became a freight hauler until 1850 boarded another ship for Oregon

10)         p9 c3   Capt William Gadsby, cont, camels in India

11)         p9 c4   Maria A. Campbell Smith, “First white girl born in Salem,” 25 October 1841 [not true by about 6 years]. stories of parents and Jason Lee and PL

12)         p9 c3   Tom Hislop, grocery business in Portland

13)         p9 c4   G. B. Lent, street character of 1913

14)         p5 c3   Michael Dampfhoffer, French emigrant in US Army, Civil War duty in Oregon

15)                                 no article

16)         p7 c3   Dr. Alfred Kinney, Astoria PL and business

17)         p9 c3   F. H. Ransome, lumber business after 1885

18)         p9 c5   J. A. Cox, born 1847 Polk County, parent Isom Cox em 1845 by Meek’s Cutoff, generalized story of 1845 em - no details

19)         p9 c4   Louis Rosenblatt, stories of German Jews doing business in Oregon from 1854

20)         p9 c3   bio of David Douglas

21)         p5 c3   Jay Yu Chong, friend of Col. C. E. S. Wood, explains Chinese names and culture

22)         S4 p10 c2        Abigail Scott Duniway, em 1852, brief trail rem, mostly PL and her working autobiography

23)         p7 c3   Joseph D. Lee, born 27 July 1848 Polk County, parents em 1847 by Southern Route, three trail stories from parents including loss of Elias Briggs’s bee hive

24)                                 no article

25)         p7 c4   Henry Wemme, how an auto show in January in Portland was turned into the arrival of the first airplane

26)         p9 c4   H. T. Booth, life insurance policy endorsed by Jefferson Davis as president of the company May 1869; if the insured “without the consent of the company, pass beyond the settled limits of the United States or shall, without the previous consent of the company pass to or west of the Rocky mountains, this policy shall be void, …”

27)         p9 c4   Cyrus A. Walker, stories of Dr. Whitman at the mission, an encounter with Indians leaving the scene of the killing in 1847, saw Mrs. Whitman’s long golden hair at the disturbed grave in June 1848

28)                                 no article

29)                                 no article

30)         p7 c4   Cyrus A. Walker, stories of missionary life and society before 1846


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, July

1)            p9 c4   Cyrus A. Walker, born 1839 at Whitman mission, PL, Lockley meets Peter Kittson, son of associate of Peter Skene Ogden;

2)            p9 c4   George P. Holman, born [Feb 1842,sjh]; stories of father’s trip to Oregon as a member of 1839 Peoria party with Farnham; father’s companions were Cook, Fletcher, and Kilbourne by way of Bents Fort, wintered with Meek and Newell; mother arrived on Lausanne

3)            p7 c4   James P. Shaw, Civil War stories, came to Oregon in 1880 from California

4)            p9 c4   H. H. Duff, Civil War stories

5)            p5 c3   H. H. Duff, cont,

6)                                    no article

7)            p7 c3   E. D. Whitney, excerpts from April 1861 newspaper

8)            p7 c3   W. I. R. / W. J. R. Beach, saw Lincoln at court at Bloomington, Illinois; singlehandedly ended bushwhackers in Missouri who harassed North and South, lynching of LeFevere

9)                                    no article

10)         p9 c4   Professor J. W. Marsh, an early teacher at Pacific University [and brother of PU President Sidney]; then “visited the home of the late Alvin Brown, who founded Pacific university …” then quotes from the 1854 Brimfield Heroine letter as a “journal.” [Alvin’s grandmother was the founder, SJH]

11)         p9 c4   Col. J. M. Poorman, railroading with Homer Davenport

12)                                 no article

13)                                 no article

14)                                 no article

15)         p9 c4   John G. Wright, em 1853 March 15 to September 15, no trail rem, worked for Sol Durbin on arrival, PL

16)         p9 c4   Rev. P. S. Knight, records of weddings performed since 1861

17)         p9 c4   J. H. Albert, pioneer banking since 1868

18)         p9 c5   Thomas B. Jackson, came to Oregon by unstated means in 1850, ran stock at Yreka, worked for Walling’s ferry on Rogue River, became a millwright

19)         p5 c4   Asahel Bush 2, em 1850 by ship by Panama, PL, Oregon Statesman, Ladd & Bush bank, walking from Salem to Portland

20)         S2 p6-7            Fred Mellis’s Gold Mines and “Eastern Oregon Mines, Timber, Grazing & Farming Lands Tributary to Baker, Ore.” map and article

21)         p7 c3   Rev. P. S. Knight, cont, em 1853, no trail rem, pastorates around Willamette Valley and deaf school

22)         p7 c3   W. H. H. Myers, em 1852 to California as soldier with Major Bradley, 3 wagons, 20 men, 400 cattle, PL

23)         p7 c3   A. G. Glen Aiken, em 1853, with Capt. James D. Biles, no trail rem; participated in original coal strike and mining near Coos Bay, PL

24)         p8 c7   [first column on editorial page] W. H. H. Myers, cont, stories of fighting Indians with Joe Lane at Table Rock, “Sometimes we hung Indians because they were murderers and other times we killed them because they were Indians. They couldn’t prove any alibi on that charge.”

25)         p8 c7   Homer Davenport’s grave at Silverton

26)         p4 c7   T. B. Jackson, gold rushing around the west 1850-59

27)         S2 p4 c7          J. M. Brown, em 1846 at age 2, second hand reminiscences of trail: father James Brown loaned money to Orus Brown to outfit O Brown’s family, Donners and Reeds, named other members of party, Orus Brown was guide, Tabitha Brown took Meek road [error  by Brown or Lockley; sjh] we took Barlow Road, had no troubles along the way; PL [James M. Brown, son of James Brown who led his family west in 1846; bio and family information at Record of Willamette Valley Illustrated, p. 1377-79; sjh]

28)         p6 c7   W. H. H. Myers, cont, returned to Illinois in 1857, returned to Oregon in 1859, stores of Indian wars 1855-56

29)         p6 c7   George M. Brown, born 1863/64 near Roseburg, stories of education and prosecuting criminals, father arrived in 1847 from Scotland on horseback

30)         p6 c7   William R. Smith, born 1849, father em 1847; stories of Silverton and Homer Davenport; Edna Eastham Smith, born near Silverton no date, parents em 1848

31)         p8 c7   Orvil Dodge, em to California then to Oregon in 1861, PL in Coos County, story of William Packwood making a speech borrowed from Patrick Henry which was published in the newspaper and then someone else borrowed Packwood’s speech as his own


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, August

1)            p8 c7   Stephen Gallier, 19th century life in Bandon

2)            p4 c7   J. D. Lee, trial of Everman brothers and Smith and Coe for killing Hooker, man sentenced to prison was auctioned off as slave labor in absence of a prison, other stories PL

3)                                    no article

4)                                    no article

5)                                    no article

6)            p8 c7   Orvil Dodge, relates story of Battle Rock at Port Orford as he heard it from Cyrus Hedden and J. M. Kirkpatrick

7)            p8 c7   Orvil Dodge, cont, more of battle of Battle Rock

8)            p8 c7   Jesse Failing, gold rushing around the west, traveled with Col. Vanderbilt to Nicaragua in 1851 to inspect ships

9)            p4 c7   Mrs. K. S. Munra, tales of Log Cabin Eating House at Meacham, came west to California in 1875

10)         s2 p4 c7           unnamed informant, stories of crime and Indian scares at Pendleton around 1878

11)         p4 c7   Billy Mays, born 1857 McMinnville, stories of tough guys Hank Vaughan and Charlie Long at Pendleton

12)         p6 c7   Billy Mays, cont, more stories of Hank Vaughan

13)         p6 c7   Lot Livermore, em 1851, PL

14)         p8 c7   unnamed informant at Pendleton, splitting Wasco into two counties for ease of Powder River area miners in 1862, then gradual development of towns and counties due to gold rushes

15)         p8 c7   W. B. Billy Mays, story of an alleged encounter with Indians resulting in the death of some white men and hanging the Indians

16)         p4 c8   Lot Livermore, story of stage robber Billy Maxon

17)         S2 p4 c8          Col Horace Greeley Newport, demonstrates the wealth of the man who focuses on necessities and who practices thrift and work

18)         p6 c8   Lot Livermore, Indian fighting in 1878

19)         p6 c8   Judge Wm M. Colvig, em 1851, no emigration rem, story of Abigail Scott Duniway invited to speak on behalf of Horace Greeley for President and instead rips him to shreds

20)         p8 c8   unidentified informant “one of Pendleton’s pioneers,” story of Aura M. Morse Goodwin Raley, em of 1851 but no overland rem, “mother of Pendleton”, PL

21)         p8 c8   J. T. Lambirth, employee of C. S. Jackson, stories of Jackson and the East Oregonian

22)         p8 c8   story of Capt Levi Scott and Scottsburg, reviewed books of Heddon’s store with Mrs. John Heddon

23)         p4 c8   stories of Gardiner and Scottsburg and Lower Scottsburg and Winchester and Winchester, Payne & Co. adventures and some of the early settlers of Umpqua County

24)         S2 p4 c8          stories of Capt William Tichenor as preacher than as ship captain and founder of Port Orford

25)         p6 c8   Judge Wm M. Colvig, em 1851, no trail rem, “We started for Oregon on May 5, 1851. We had 2 wagons. The one with our provisions and freight, had three yoke of oxen, the wagon in which the family traveled had two yoke. We arrived in Oregon with the light wagon and three oxen. We lost seven of our 10 oxen, and had to abandon the heavy wagon on the plains. … We arrived in Portland on October 5, 1851.” PL

26)         p6 c8   stories of The Dalles and The Umatilla House [hotel at The Dalles], mostly a list of patrons and comments on progress

27)         p8 c8   E. L. Smith, em by ship 1861 to California by Panama, honeymoon trip, short time prospecting for gold then surveyed, appointed surveyor of Washington Territory 1867

28)         p8 c8   Stanley and Lolita Lamb, early buskers, arrived in Portland by ship from California in 1882, stories of traveling players

29)         p8 c8   Aseneth Parker, em 1879, no emigration rem, PL Hood River County

30)         p8 c8   E. D. Briggs, how to plant corn

31)         S1 p6 c8          John Crate, born 1850, son of namesake of Crate’s Point where overland emigrants reached the end of the land journey just west of The Dalles; father Crate became rich by transporting emigrants down the Columbia River in 1850s and was a participant in the relief of the Whitman Massacre captives


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, September

1)            p6 c8   A.I. Mason, letter carrier and farm land speculator

2)            p8 c8   Charles Y. Lamb, actor, tramping around the west

3)            p8 c8   Octavius M. Pringle, em 1846, extended detailed trail rem

4)                                    no article

5)                                    no article

6)            p4 c8   Georgia Reid Hughes, em 1850 at age 8, stories of Tabitha Brown, and other early settlers, PL

7)            S2 p4 c8          J.R.N. Bell, fought in Civil War as a Virginian, moved to Oregon in 1874 to Ashland then Roseburg, taught at Oregon Ag and U of Oregon

8)            p6 c8   Jesse B. Irvine, em 1852, short general trail rem: “I came out in 1852. We had 27 wagons in our train with more than 100 people. There were five of us who took turns in serving as captain. Emmett, Claggett, my two brothers and myself were the captains. We served two weeks at a time. Of the company of more than 100, 72 were my relatives. I was only a young chap but I had been married and lost my wife. [He was 18. sjh] / We ran out of provisions in the Grande Ronde valley so I and another young fellow went on at our best speed to secure provisions for the party. At The Dalles we secured supplies and sent them back. I at once landed a job driving cattle from The Dalles in the mountains to the Willamette valley. / I landed in Portland the latter part of October, 1852. …”

9)                                    no article

10)         p8 c8   S.L.N. Gilman, real estate appreciation around Portland

11)         p8 c8   Mrs. J. W. Shelton, daughter of Israel Hedges, em 1851, no trail rem, PL; Mr. J.W. Shelton, em 1846: “We came across the plains in 1846. I was 14 years old. Captain Orus Brown, who is the son of Grandma Tabitha Brown, was the captain of our train. The train divided near Fort Hall, some going with Steven Meek [an error by either Shelton or Lockley] on the southern route and the rest of us taking the northern route, the regular emigrant trail. We stayed with the northern route.” PL

12)         p8 c8   Benjamin Beers, son of Alanson Beers, by ship 1836-37, PL

13)         p8 c8   Octavius Pringle, em 1846, stories of Crook County, one of party who broke up a vigilante gang, first to suggest central canal

14)         S2 p4 c8          Mary Scott Stewart, em 1845, no trail rem, PL 1847-51 including husband’s time prospecting for gold; see Sept 16

15)         p6 c8   Jesse Irvine, em 1853, no trail rem, PL

16)         p8 c8   Mary Scott Stewart, em 1845, brief trail rem, then PL of Polk County and Corvallis areas

17)         p8 c8   D. W. Craig, stories of famous men he saw as a journalist, Col Baker, Col Benton, Abe Lincoln

18)         p8 c8   Mrs. Harbin Cooper, em 1853, no trail rem, PL

19)         p8 c8   R.O. Thomas, early railroad agent at Turner, PL

20)         p4 c8   D. W. Craig, em 1853 by ship by Isthmus of Panama, description of conditions of emigration

21)         S2 p4 c8          John Minto, em 1844, trail rem,

22)         p6 c8   Judge Peter H. Darcy, PL, printer’s devil,

23)         p8 c8   D. W. Craig, stories of Hannibal MO and slavery

24)         p8 c8   Thomas Robbins, em 1852, no trail rem, PL

25)         p8 c8   D. W. Craig, newspaper experiences in Hannibal, met Mark Twain

26)         p8 c8   C. W. Gay, Mt. Tabor Portland pioneer, PL

27)         p4 c8   D. W. Craig, worked for Asahel Bush, stories of the Statesman and Oregon Argus

28)         S2 p4 c8          J. H. Dixon, em 1852, no trail rem, stories of boating on Umpqua

29)         p6 c8   Alice Collins Deardorff, em 1865 by ship to Panama and San Francisco, shipwrecked and rescued, came to Portland on the last successful voyage of the Brother Jonathan

30)         p8 c8   D. W. Craig, stories of Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois in 1848


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal, October 1913

1)         p6 c8   Jeffrey (no last name), em to California in 1852 for gold, then all over the West, claims to have built railroad tunnels at Cow Creek and Grave Creek for Southern Pacific

2)         p8 c8   Judge M. C. George, stories of looking for a patron to read law, tried Deady and Mitchell and Eppinger. Became a State Senator; PL

3)         p8 c8   A. R. Gardner, his father came to Oregon in 1880 to Wallowa County, PL

4)         S1 p4 c8          Judge M. C. George, cont, born Ohio 1845, em to Oregon 1851 from St. Joseph, older brothers were Hugh and Jesse, no trail rem, PL

5)         S2 p4 c8          Jasper V. Crawford, em 1851 at age 12, father was P. V. Crawford; from St. Joseph, no trail rem; to North Yamhill, PL, stories of Rev McBride

6)         p6 c8   W. O. “Oscar” Minor, “from Iowa in the sixties,” contradicted by Oct 12 article – he came in 1871; no trail rem, PL

7)         p8 c8   Mary Scott Stewart, em 1847, father Prior Scott and brothers John and Prior, brother John married immediately before departing for Oregon and died on the Sweetwater and brother Prior married John’s widow; no trail rem, directly to neighborhood of Avery who named Marysville for her, town renamed Corvallis, PL, summer 1858 vacation at Yaquina Bay (Newport)

8)         p6 c8   Owen S. Ebi, arrived 1882, story of Phil Heppner suicide, Alkali nka Arlington was a freight and supply center

9)         p8 c8   Oscar Minor, cont, PL, postmaster at Heppner, list of early Morrow County settlers including E Sperry, T McCullock, Wm Dutton, N Kelly, A C Petty, O F Thompson, John Hays, S P Florence, S Wright, Wm Ayers, A G Bartholomew, Nat Webb had a 50-year journal, R F Hynd, Tom Ayers, Tom Scott, Cecil, John Hordan, Him Merrifield

10)       p8 c8   William D. Lyman, born 1852 at Portland, parents to Oregon in 1848 by ship TOULON which also carried the news of gold from San Francisco to Portland, list of early settlers in Portland he knew, his brother is Horace Lyman the historiographer, PL

11)       S1 p4 c8          Oscar Minor, cont, ranching in Eastern Oregon, PL

12)       S1 p4 c8          Oscar Minor, cont, town developments of Heppner and Midway, Morrow County named for Jack Morrow a partner of Phil Heppner

13)       p6 c8   Oscar Minor, cont, cattle ranching, PL

14)       p8 c8   George W. Knapp, em 1852 at age 17, with A J Robinson, short trail rem, 1 of 16 wagons got through, other families in party were Raston, Welch, Hurlburt, and Jim Meyers; upon arrival worked for Chalres Savage and Medorem Crawford, married Selinda Howard, moved to Eugene in 1898

15)       p8 c8   Rufus Gilmore Callison, em 1852 at age 13, to Lane County, father was a preacher, PL, Indian War 1864-65

16)       p8 c8   “Grandma” Sarah Mulkey Todd, interview at age 104, claimed to have come to Oregon more than 100 years before, to Eugene at age 2 or 3; first husband Henry Hyslipp married at age 19 in Missouri, second husband a brother of Mary Todd wife of A. Lincoln, never met Lincolns; adopted 4 boys, son Jesse Todd brought her out to Oregon

17)       p8 c8   Oscar Minor, cont, PL, more local settlers – H Padberg, W Morlatt, Jack Morrow, C A Rhea

18)       S1 p4 c8           Oscar Minor, cont, PL, ranching and old-timers

19)       S2 p4 c8          Capt Wm Polk “W P”Gray, born in Oregon City 1845, father was Dr. W. H. Gray em of 1836, stories of family life, PL, especially at Astoria in 1850s

20)       p6 c8   C W Gay, to California for gold in 1858, then to Portland in 1862 and on to Florence Idaho for gold, then worked on portage from Celilo to The Dalles, then to Canyon City for gold, then to Montavilla (East Portland), partner W L Brainard, settled and married Minerva Gilliam

21)       p8 c8   Thomas G Hendricks, em 1848 at age 10, brief trail rem, father J M Hendricks, mother Elizabeth Bristow daughter of Elijah Bristow em to California 1845 then to Oregon 1846; came in company with Bolivar Walker as captain, other families were Purvine, Coffee, Blackerby, Shelley, Holcomb, PL

22)                               no article

23)                               no article

24)       p8 c8   Francis Marion Wilkins, born 1849 at Marquam near Oregon City; parents em in 1847 “and joined what proved to be the first large train to go to Oregon. There had been many smaller companies but in this company there were 90 wagons.” Captain was “Uncle” Billy Vaughn; retells brief trail rem of parents, settled near Eugene, PL

25)       S1 p4 c8          Mrs. Charles C Croner, father was Prior Blair, em 1847 at age 4, arrived at Eugene in rain in November, father went to California for gold in 1848 and returned in 1849, PL, married Croner in December 1860

26)       S2 p4 c8          George Millican, to California 1850 for gold, then to Idaho in 1861, then to San Francisco to sell his gold in 1862, then to Eugene in 1862, married Susan Rickey in 1863, then to McKay Creek near Prineville in 1868, PL vigilante times around Prineville

27)       p6 c8   F M Wilkins, parents em to Oregon 1847; “If you will go into the matter carefully as I have done, you will find that in so single instance were the Indians the ones to violate a treaty or to break their word. The whites have rarely kept faith with the Indian.”

28)       p8 c8   Frank Terrace, born at Guernsey, G.B., traveled the world as a sailor, then became a coal minter, then to Texas for land, then to Washington near Seattle, no dates

29)       p6 c8   A B Crossman, played baseball in Salem in the 1860s, arrived at Salem 1864; worked for fire department, 3 August 1873 the Salem fired department received a message to go to Portland to help fight a big fire, they went on the train with their equipment and arrived and helped battle a big fire

30)       p8 c8   A B Crossman, cont, em to Oregon by ship by Panama in 1864; former postmaster of Portland; commited pranks with “John Minto” who was the postmaster at Portland at the time, when the Marion County courthouse was being built it had a replica Statute of Liberty and they used fire ladders to put a dress on it and put on a sunbonnet

31)       p8 c8   Louisa Purvine, em to Oregon 1848 at age 17; came with the Bolivar Walker company; married Bolivar’s brother, Claiborne Walker 1850; Claiborne and Bolivar had come west in 1845, returned east for their families in 1847, and led the wagon company west in 1848; no trail rem, other families were Bristow and Hendricks and Hooker, came through The Dalles, PL


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, November

1)                  S1 p4 c8          Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia, raised peanuts and sugar cane and cotton on his land at Pasco

2)                  S2 p4 c8          Samuel Hill, father Nathan Hill had a station on the Underground Railway for runaway slaves

3)                  p8 c8   Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia

4)                  p8 c8   J B Eddy, stories of Fulton (part of Wasco) and Bay (part of Tillamook) = two counties which never came to be in Oregon

5)                  p6 c8   William Gladstone “Will” Steel, born in Ohio 1854, family house had a secret attic for Underground Railway; em to Portland 1873, PL, became advocate for Crater Lake National Park

6)                  p8 c8   Will Steel, cont, in 1870 he saw a flyer about Crater Lake, came to Oregon, saw Crater Lake for the first time in 1885

7)                  p8 c8   stories by friends of Samuel Hill about his political experience in Minnesota before coming to Oregon

8)                  S1 p6 c8          William Shearer, hay and alfalfa ranching near Toppenish

9)                  S2 p4 c8          Thomas G Hendricks, em 1847, no trail rem, how town of Eugene and University of Oregon were started

10)              p6 c8   Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia

11)              p8 c8   Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia

12)              p8 c8   Dr J R Cardwell, em 1852 to Portland, friend of Joe Lane, twenty years president of Horticultural Society, went broke with Villard railroad investment

13)              p8 c8   Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia

14)              p8 c8   Capt W P Gray, cont, steamboating on the Columbia and stories of Umatilla Landing

15)              S1 p4 c8          Frank Terrace cont, left home for the sea at age 11, adventures of a sailor’s life

16)              S2 p4 c8          Capt W P Gray, courtship and marriage 1868

17)              p6 c8   Col J. B. Eddy, deputy sheriff of Umatilla County 1884 with Sheriff William Martin, chasing thieves

18)              p8 c8   Col J. B. Eddy, catching fleeing thieves at Multnomah Falls while transporting insane men to the asylum at Salem by train

19)              p8 c8   Dr J. R. Cardwell, em 1852, no trail rem, saw Lincoln try cases in Illinois

20)              p8 c8   Capt Wm F. Gray, life in British Columbia 1858-60, gold

21)              p8 c8   Capt Wm F. Gray, river boating on the Columbia River

22)              p4 c8 W           Wallis Nash, em 1877, representing English investors in Oregon railroads, “We came by way of the Central Pacific to San Francisco. From Redding we came by stage to Roseburg. It took us three nights and two days, during which time it was impossible to sleep on account of the constant bumps and lurches of the stage. … We were seven weeks in Oregon. The following year, in 1878, I published a book called ‘Oregon, There and Back in ’77,’ … I am carrying out the ideal of every true Englishman, to retire to the land. We have a beautiful place at Nashville in the Coast mountains, on the road from Corvallis to Newport.”

23)              S2 p4 c8          Ed Kehoe, em 1866 from Ireland through Canada, no emigration rem, stories of life at the Multnomah Co courthouse

24)              p8 c8   Capt Wm P.[sic] Gray, to Idaho for gold

25)              p8 c8   Capt Wm P. Gray, to Idaho for gold, bargaining with Indians for river crossing

26)              p6 c8   Capt Wm P. Gray, PL around East Portland

27)              p8 c8   Capt Wm P. Gray, firing an employee who became homicidal

28)                                      no article

29)              p4 c8   Col J. M. Poorman, PL life around Silverton

30)              S2 p4 c8          stories from the First Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon in 1859    


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1913, December

1)                                    no article

2)                                    no article

3)            p8 c8   Margaret E. Skaife Breyman, em 1861 by ship and across Panama to San Francisco and by Concord stagecoach eight days to Portland, wife of Eugene Breyman, brother of John Skaife em 1850, mother of Jessie Breyman married to then Judge and later US Senator Charles McNary

4)            p8 c8   history of Portland First Presbyterian Church

5)                                    no article

6)                                    no article

7)            S2 p4 c8          Tyler Woodward, in California in 1850, later moved to plot foiled by Col Baker and Col Nesmith

8)            p6 c8   Frank Mulkey, son of Marion Mulkey, grandson of Johnson Mulkey, tales of grandfather Johnson (brother to Cy) and father Marion, and gold in California and Idaho, and winter 1861-62

9)            p8 c8   H. R. and N. J. Judah tell about their uncle Theodore D. Judah “Father of the Pacific Railroad,” surveys and promoting

10)                                 no article

11)                                 no article

12)         p8 c8   William Stobbard, worked on first locomotive; history of locomotives and laying of steel rails

13)         p4 c8   Cy Mulkey, at Sutter’s mill in July 1848, retells story of gold discovery with details about washing gold in nitric acid and alkali solution to test it

14)         S2 p4 c8          Gold in California well known but hard work before discovery at Sutter’s mill, discovery of large nuggets changed the world

15)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, em 1847, life before emigrating; no trail rem, a catalog of what they brought: “two wagons, each one with four yoke of oxen, and in addition we took with us 43 head of cattle, five well bred horses and 150 head of sheep. We started in April, 1847. … We lost all but seven of our 43 head of cattle. The Indians stole all of our horses and we lost some of our oxen on the way across. It took us six months and 16 days to make the trip.”

16)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, uncle Johnson Mulkey came west in 1845 and returned to US for family and all came to Oregon 1847, Cy walked to Uncle Johnson’s place near Marysville (nka Corvallis) and stayed overnight with Lindsay Applegate at Salt Creek on the way, Cy declined the loan of a horse for the trip due to the liability

17)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, journey by horse to California for gold in 1848, joined Mr. Woods’s party at Canyonville and went through to the Rogue River safely with them, battle with Indians at Pilot Knob

18)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, em 1847, trail rem, details, Barlow Road, father died near Fosters’ while family stuck in rain and snow near Laurel Hill

19)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, em 1847, Barlow Road rem, lost in the dark on Mt Hood while searching for cattle, a night alone

20)         p6 c8   Shadrich “Shad” Hudson, em 1847 by Southern Route, trail rem, to Calif 1849 for gold, 1850[sic, more likely 1860] to Scottsburg, washed out at Scottsburg in 1861 flood

21)         S2 p4 c8          Cy Mulkey, prospecting for gold in California

22)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, prospecting for gold in California

23)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, prospecting for gold in California, at Kit Carson’s ranch in winter near Santa Rosa

24)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, a job for Kilburn hauling logs to mill

25)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, prospecting for gold in California

26)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, an Indian scare and trading with Indians

27)         S1 p4 c8          Cy Mulkey, end of summer 1849, overland to Oregon, smoky forest fire in Siskiyous, fever

28)         S2 p4 c8          Cy Mulkey, encounter with Indians at Point of Rocks near Gold Hill on Rogue River, traveled at night to A. Scott’s ferry on Umpqua at Winchester

29)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, 1851[sic, should be 1850], chased deserters with Gen Joe Lane, sets up peace talks as interpreter at Canyonville site, recovers some gold and a horse lost in 1849

30)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, February 1851 to Yreka, discovers gold and claims his company named it, later met Lane again and carried papers for Lane to Oregon to begin his campaign to be Oregon’s congressional delegate

31)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, returned to Oregon, bought a ship and hired crew as shareholders in a gold prospecting trip to Dawson 1852, saw the quartz ledge, turned back, prospected, sold ship at Olympia


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, January

1)            p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, summer of 52 trading in Eastern Oregon

2)            p8 c8   San F incorporation and plat, Oregon City plat

3)            p4 c8   History of first press and newspapers

4)            S2 p4 c8          Lorenzo Thomas, em of 1847, brief rem, guide “Gabe”

5)            p4 c8   L. S. Thomas, continuation, stories of pioneer living (PL)

6)            p6 c8   Thomas Manley Ramsdell, em of 1844, extended rem

7)            p6 c8   TM Ramsdell, cont rem, Platte to Whitmans’ Mission

8)            p8 c8   Dr. C. H. Raffety, em of 1852, brief rem, PL

9)            p8 c8   Sgt. Crate, Portland Police, father came in 1838 with HBC, master of bateaux, proprietor of “Crate’s Point” at The Dalles after HBC

10)         p4 c8   A. B. Stuart, came on ship with Gov. Lane and Joe Meek in 1849 from San F, PL

11)         S2 p4 c8          St. Helens Hall, girls school, Bishop Scott Academy, boys, history

12)         p4 c8   T. M. Ramsdell, 1844, cont rem from The Dalles to Linnton by river route, PL

13)         p6 c8   T. M. Ramsdell, PL, Oregon Rangers, Battle Creek

14)         p6 c8   T. M. Ramsdell, PL, marriage

15)         p8 c8   T. M. Ramsdell, sailed to Calif for gold in 1848

16)         p8 c8   Frank A. Moore, em of 1877, no tales of trip

17)         p4 c8   George Himes, em of 1853, rem of event in Blue Mtns; William J. Fox, Indian War Vet (IWV)

18)         S2 p4 c8          Robert Eakin, son of S. B. Eakin, ems of 1866, PL

19)         p4 c8   Arthur T. Yeaton, em of 1869, PL

20)         p6 c8   Oliver Beers son of Alanson, PL

21)         p6 c8   William M. Ramsey, em of 1847, no tales of trip, PL

22)         p8 c8   James M. son of William B. Prather, em 1844, Wm went to relief of 1846 ems on SR, met widow of James Carter who died on Humboldt River, David Guthrie brought Carter family in

23)         p6 c8   David Guthrie, em of 46, tales of trip with Meadows Vanderpool, met Applegate, buried Carter, Crowley family disasters

24)         p4 c8   Lemmuel Lemmon, em of 1845, Capt. English, no tales of trip, PL

25)         S2 p4 c8          Charles son of Hugh McNary, names of ems of 1845

26)         p4 c8   Good Samaritan Hospital history

27)         p6 c8   Henry J. Bean, em of 1881, no tales, stories of judges

28)         p6 c8   B. F. Nichols, em of 1844 to Whitmans, no tales of trip, PL

29)         p8 c8   T. M. Ramsdell, cont, to Calif for gold, returned, preacher

30)         p6 c8   George H. Burnett, born Oregon 1853, parents came in 1846, PL

31)         p4 c8   Cy Mulkey, tale of discovery of gold at Gold Hill


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, February

1)            S2 p4 c8          Cy Mulkey, gold in Montana

2)            p4 c8   Cy Mulkey, Steamboat Mine

3)            p6 c8   Marion Phillips, letter reply to early column killing of Chief Peu Peu Mox Mox

4)            p6 c8   Mary Stephenson Moody, wife of Gov. Zenas, Mary em of 1852, extended rem, ran away from guardian worked as cook,

5)            p8 c8   Mary Stephenson Moody, cont rem, to Laramie Peak

6)            p6 c8   Mary Stephenson Moody, cont rem, to Devils Gate, a trading post and a hanging there

7)            p4 c8   Mary Stephenson Moody, cont rem, to Willamette Valley but not how they got west of the Cascades

8)            S2 p4 c8          Mary Stephenson Moody, cont rem, PL

9)            p4 c8   J. C. Moreland (Julius Caesar), em of 52, trail rem brief

10)         p6 c8   J. C. Moreland, PL

11)         p8 c8   J. C. Moreland, PL

12)         p8 c8   Mrs. George Litchfield, Mary Aurelia Craft, daughter of Charles and Rebecca Craft, ems of 1845, wintered with Jack Jones, born January 1847, Pringles came in 1846, Octavius knew Emmeline in Missouri and stayed in love and married in 1854

13)         p8 c8   Mrs. George Litchfield, Mary Aurelia Craft, cont rem, PL

14)         p4 c8   Mary Aurelia Craft, cont rem, PL, marry George

15)         S2 p4 c8          Mrs. William H. Rees, em of 1845, mostly list of old pioneers, no rem

16)         p4 c8   Julia Ann Fickle Wilcox, em of 1845, by Meek, rafted Columbia, wife of Dr. Ralph Wilcox, Pettygrove talked them out of returning east

17)         p6 c8   Judge William D Fenton, em of 1865, no trip rem, PL

18)         p6 c8   W. R. McCord, em of 1850, rem before em

19)         p8 c8   W. R. McCord, em of 1850, brief rem of trip, two incidents and Kit Carson

20)         p6 c8   W. R. McCord, cont rem, PL

21)         p4 c8   W. R. McCord, cont rem, PL

22)         S2 p4 c8          William L. Blakeley, em of 1846 at age 7, son of Capt James Blakely, run over by wagon expected to die, with Uncle Hugh Brown company, entered by Barlow Road, Indian beaten with ox goad

23)         p4 c8   William N. Blakeley, PL

24)         p6 c8   William M. Blakeley, PL, gold in Idaho

25)         p6 c8   Wm M Blakeley, PL

26)         p8 c8   Rev. E. H. Roper, chaplain to sailors

27)         p8 c8   Emily Roberts Griffin, em of 1850, very brief trip rem, PL

28)         p4 c8   Emily Roberts Griffin, PL


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, March

1)            S2 p4 c8          Emily Roberts Griffin, cont rem, PL

2)            p4 c8   Emily Roberts Griffin, cont rem, PL

3)            p6 c8   George Brown, State School Lands clerk

4)            p6 c8   Reasons for emigration: 1842 Linn Bill, depressed prices; list of pioneers he knew, inc Applegates and “Orris” Orus Brown and many others of 1843

5)            p8 c8   Judge Matthew Paul Deady bio (no quotes), Deady = “noblest Roman of them all,” em of 1849

6)            p6 c8   Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, em of 1843, (published elsewhere), rem of trip

7)            p4 c8   Missionary tales, W. H. Gray’s commission and permit

8)            S2 p4 c8          Lucy Hall Bennett, em of 1845, by Meek, brief rem of Meeks Cutoff, Blue Bucket gold associated with Dan Herron

9)            p4 c8   Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, 1843, cont rem, arrival at The Dalles, down the Columbia, PL

10)         p6 c8   Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, 1843, cont rem, PL

11)         p8 c8   Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, 1843, cont rem, PL

12)         p8 c8   Charles Hutchins, em of 1849 to Calif, by ship around Cape Horn, carrying merchandise,

13)         p8 c8   Rufus Holman, born 1877, son of Charles em of 1852, PL

14)         p4 c8   Ella Talbot, born [1853] in Portland, daughter of 1849 ems John B and Sarah Talbot - intended to em to California but conditions along trail were bad so they turned to Oregon

15)         S2 p4 c8          Ella Talbot, born 1853, early settler on Council Crest, PL

16)         p4 c8   Ella Talbot, PL

17)         p6 c8   Ella Talbot, PL, among first students at St. Helens Hall

18)         p6 c8   Adam Nye, life in Missouri

19)         p8 c8   Adam Nye, em of 1862, Capt Chandler company, no rem of trip, PL, sheriff of Pendleton

20)         p8 c8   Charles Hutchins, em of 1849 by ship to Calif, em of 1852 by ship to Oregon, PL merchant

21)         p4 c8   Charles Hutchins, cont rem, tale of 1849 at Tierra Del Fuego

22)         S2 p4 c8          Charles Hutchins, cont rem, PL

23)         p4 c8   William Howard Clark Hardy, sailor, with Perry at Japan

24)         p6 c8   William Hardy, cont rem, sailor stories

25)         p8 c8   William Hardy, cont rem, sailor stories

26)         p8 c8   William Hardy, cont rem, sailor stories

27)         p6 c8   William Hardy, cont rem, sailor stories at Japan

28)         p4 c8   reprints from 1811 Windham, CT, Herald

29)         S2 p4 c8          William “Bill” Hanley, born 1861 near Jacksonville, father em in 1851 by Panama, mother Martha Burnett from Missouri, met and married in Umpqua Valley, “King of Eastern Oregon” PL

30)         p4 c8   Bill Hanley, philosopher on wide open spaces

31)         p6 c8   Frederick Eggert, merchant arrived 1882


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, April

1)            p6 c8   Capt William Tichenor, em of 1849 to Calif, found gold, bought “Jacob M. Ryerson” schooner, brought turtles to San F

2)            p8 c8   Capt William Tichernor, cont, found Port Orford, anchored at Crescent City, mate named town Eureka

3)            p6 c8   Capt Tichenor, 1851 ships “Sam Roberts” and “Emily Farnham” to Oregon and back to San F

4)            p4 c8   Capt Tichenor, 1851 battle of Port Orford,

5)            S2 p4 c8          Capt Tichenor, 1851 town of Port Orford,

6)            p4 c8   Capt Tichenor, 1852

7)            p6 c8   Capt George Pope, 1854? by ship to California, then to Umpqua River, walked Scottsburg to Drain to Oregon City, met Dr. McLoughlin

8)            p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, 1862? driving cattle to Montana by way of Nobles Road, cattle sick at Deep Hole Springs, bought the station there

9)            p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, set up Granite Spring Station the next year, battle

10)         p8 c8   Cy Mulkey, philosophize on Indian justice, Granite Creek Station battle and peace talks, sells out, war follows

11)         p4 c8   Cy Mulkey, freighting in Nevada to Montana

12)         S2 p4 c8          Cy Mulkey, gold and vigilantes in Montana

13)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, to Los Angeles and back to Montana

14)         p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, sheriff in California

15)         p6 c8   L. P. W. Quimby, PL, em to Calif 1859, then to Idaho mines 1862, then to Portland in 1865 hotel owner, Quimby Hotel

16)         p8 c8   Ella Campbell Waite, em of 1849, father Hector Campbell, brothers Will and Sam west in 1846 returned to Massachusetts 1847, guided family west 1849, short reminiscence with details

17)         p8 c8   Ella Campbell Waite, names settlers, PL, married

18)         p4 c8   Rev. Charles H. Mattoon, em of 1851, rem with details, Indian encounter at Ash Hollow, safe escort by Sioux to Fort Laramie, Barlow Road, return to Ohio by ship 1859, em by ship of 1860

19)         S2 p4 c8          Rev. C. H. Mattoon, cont, PL, history of Baptist Church in Oregon

20)         p6 c8   Rev. C. H. Mattoon, cont, Dr. McLoughlin gave money for Baptist church building and school, PL, churches and schools

21)         p6 c8   Capt James T. Gray, father Rev W. H. Gray, born 1852, tales of sailor’s life and gold diggings

22)         p6 c8   Lockley visits Greek Catholic church in Juneau

23)         p8 c8   high cost of legal work for real estate in 1850s

24)         p8 c8   F. B. Tichenor, grandson of Capt Wm Tichenor, letter to Lockley, story of ship “Brother Jonathan”

25)         p4 c8   T. S. Hurst, em 1869, PL, current events of 1914

26)         S2 p4 c8          Adam Nye, tales of sheriff of Umatilla

27)         p4 c8   Adam Nye, business and weather at Umatilla

28)         p6 c8   Dr. C. H. Rafferty, going to Idaho for gold in 1862

29)         p6 c8   Dr. C. H. Rafferty, going to Idaho by way of Spaldings’

30)         p8 c8   Dr. C. H. Rafferty, gold camp life in Idaho


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, May

1)            p8 c8   Dr. C. H. Rafferty, stories of Idaho gold camp life

2)            p4 c8   Dr. C. H. Rafferty, stories of Idaho gold camp life

3)            S2 p4 c8          Dr. C. H. Rafferty, stories of Idaho gold camp life and freighting

4)            p6 c8   Capt Richard Chilcott, stories of Yukon gold

5)            p6 c8   Cy Mulkey, Indian war, Battle of Hungry Hill

6)            p6 c8   general history of 1855-56 Indian war

7)            p8 c8   Capt W. H. Pope, em 1851 by ship around Cape Horn, nephew of Gov George Abernethy, history of shipping on Willamette River

8)            p8 c8   S. A. John, em of 1852, brief rem, started a stampede

9)            p4 c8   History of 1855 Yakima War, letter of Chief Kamiakin to Major Rains and response threatening extermination

10)         S2 p4 c8          Philomena “Minnie” Matthieu Geer (daughter of F. X. Matthieu), born ca 1844, PL, married David Geer (cousin of Gov. T. T. Geer)

11)         p4 c8                J. L. Johnson, em 1851, no trail rem, PL

12)         p6 c8   C. W. Bryant, em 1853, from western New York to Westport by boats and train, then by ox-drawn wagon, first importer of red clover to Oregon, identified first importer of white clover

13)         p8 c8   Capt Thomas Mountain, on Peacock with Wilkes, Ben Holladay’s wharf manager

14)         p8 c8   Joel Palmer letter (defensive) and Legislature’s letter (critical) about Indian treaties and reservations

15)         p8 c8   Willam B. Jolly, at age 4 em 1847, to Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1846, joined wife’s family, Isaac Harrell, for em to Oregon, no trail rem

16)         p4 c8   Alonso[sic] Perkins, Mexican War stories

17)         S2 p4 c8          David Eby, em 1852, the Monmouth, Illinois, party, list of companions, PL

18)         p4 c8                Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

19)         p6 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

20)         p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

21)         p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

22)         p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

23)         p4 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

24)         S2 p4 c8          At OHS Library, a book of Gen. Joe Lane’s orders given to troops during Mexican War

25)         p4 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

26)         p6 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

27)         p6 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

28)         p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

29)         p4 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

30)         p4 c8   Memorial Day cemetery musings re Civil War

31)         S2 p4 c8          Charles H. Piggott, em 1872 to Portland, PL


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, June

1)            p4 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

2)            p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

3)            p6 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

4)            p8 c8   Alonzo Perkins, Mexican War stories

5)            p8 c8   Storytellers from foreign places being supplanted by books

6)            p4 c8   Stories of Gen. Beale and the first Camel Corps

7)            S2 p4 c8          E. W. Dent, life in India and Ceylon and Burma

8)            p4 c8   E. W. Dent, seeks recovery of land grant in Venezuela

9)            p6 c8   William McMurray, railroad work; Carl Gray, railroading stories; John M. Scott, Biblical injunctions against free passes

10)         p6 c8   Comparisons of famous writers and politicians as orators

11)         p6 c8   H. W. Prettyman, (son of Dr. Perry Prettyman, first importer of dandelion for treatment of malaria) em of 1847, PL

12)         p8 c8   Sarah Sophia Kimball, Mrs. J. W. Munson, em of 1847, born March 1841, Sarah survived and father killed at Whitmans’ Mission 1847; story of selling family farm for $1500 and outfitting for Oregon, stories of life and death on the trail, PL

13)         p4 c8   Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, em 1843 born Feb1840, stories of mother and father, stories of Jesse Applegate on trail

14)         S4 p3 c1-3       NOT Pioneer Days column; by Fred Lockley, interview of Samuel Hill, “the apostle of good roads,” builder of the first paved road at Maryhill, promoter and designer of the Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge highways

15)         p4 c8   Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, cont, more rem of Jesse Applegate at Whitmans’ and on Columbia River, family, PL

16)                                 no article

17)         p8 c8   Ezra Meeker, em 1852, trail rem, retraced and placed 27 monuments

18)                     no article, Pioneer Association meeting at Portland

19)                                 no article

20)         p4 c8   Sol Durbin, em 1845, on Meek Cutoff, trail rem, met Rector and Barlow at Tygh Valley

21)         S2 p4 c8          Sol Durbin, cont, trail rem after meeting Barlow

22)         p4 c8   Sol Durbin, Cayuse War stories

23)         p6 c8   Sol Durbin, Cayuse War stories

24)         p6 c8   Sol Durbin, 1848 to California with named companions for gold, returned by ship, 1849 to California with load of flour and bacon then freighting in California until 1850

25)         p8 c8   Sol Durbin, took cattle to Gold Hill area, established ferry  across Rogue River and sold out in 1853, bought a ranch on Rock Creek Gilliam Co and settled in Alkali [Arlington] for awhile

26)         p6 c8   Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, PL

27)         p4 c8   Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, PL, Schooner “Pioneer,” took child and left first husband, struggle to live

28)         S2 p4 c8          Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, PL, decides to pursue medical degree, encouraged by Jesse Applegate and Abigail Scott Duniway took son into her home as family

29)         p6 c8   Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, PL, patient recovery based on faith in doctor

30)         p8 c8   Salmon Brown, son of John Brown - Harper’s Ferry attack, life before emigration


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, July

1)            p8 c8   Salmon Brown, son of John Brown, cont, life before Harpers Ferry

2)            p8 c8   Salmon Brown, stories of John Brown

3)            p4 c8   Salmon Brown, Kansas vote on slavery

4)            p4 c8   Solomon[sic] Brown, more Kansas vote on slavery

5)            S2 p4 c8          Salmon Brown, violence in Kansas

6)            p6 c8   Salmon Brown, violence in Kansas

7)            p6 c8   Salmon Brown, violence in Kansas

8)            p6 c8   Salmon Brown, shearing sheep in California in 1865

9)            p8 c8   Capt Thomas Parker, em 1862, no trail rem, PL

10)         p6 c8   W. D. Stillwell, em 1844, Cayuse Indian War story, no trail rem

11)         p4 c8   Charles Bolds, em 1845, brief trail rem as hired hand, Cayuse Indian War story

12)         S1 p6 c8          Charles Bolds, to California for gold in 1848, to Oregon in 1850, married, PL

13)         p6 c8   J. K. Weatherford, em 1864, hired hand, youngest brother of Marion Weatherford of Gilliam County, brief trail rem, PL

14)         p6 c8   William Matthews, son of John E. Matthews, founding of first newspaper at Newport, Yaquina Bay News, em by ship 1893

15)         p6 c8   Josiah Beal, em 1847, extended trail rem, great description of descent to Grande Ronde, made flat boats at Crate’s Point The Dalles to float Columbia River

16)         p8 c8   the company and building of the “Star of Oregon” the first ship built in Oregon

17)         p6 c8   Sailing the “Star of Oregon” to California

18)         p4 c8   biography of Judge Reuben Boise, em 1850

19)         S2 p4 c8          more biography of Judge Boise

20)         p4 c8   Parish Lovejoy “P. L.” Willis, em 1852 with his father, rest of the family em in 1853, set out in 1853 with supplies to assist family coming in, settled in Umpqua valley, good trail rem

21)         p6 c8   P. L. Willis, cont, life on Umpqua, Indian fighting 1855

22)         p6 c8   P. L. Willis, cont, graduated college and married and admitted to the bar, early days of law practice

23)         p8 c8   Rachel McKinney Cornelius, daughter of William McKinney, delayed by floods in 1844, em 1845, with Tetherow, good rem to Snake River

24)         p6 c8   Rachel McKinney, cont, rem of Meeks Cutoff, PL

25)         p4 c8   Nancy Jane Fenn, Mrs. W. A. McPherson, daughter of John Fenn, em 1847 with extended family including James Jory and named neighbors, Joel Palmer company, by Barlow Road, seems to think Barlow and Rector opened the Barlow Road in 1847 for them

26)         S2 p4 c8          Nancy Fenn, cont, father to California gold 1849, PL

27)         p4 c8 W           W. W. Walter, em 1845, uncle to Rachel McKinney Cornelius, extended rem of Meeks Cutoff,

28)         p4 c8   W. W. Walter, Cayuse Indian War stories

29)         p4 c8   Dr. J. R. Cardwell, em 1852, pioneer dentist, no trail rem, PL

30)         p6 c8   Dr. J. R. Cardwell, cont, PL

31)         p6 c8   Rev Joseph Emery, em by ship by Nicaragua after Mexican War, stories of Nicaragua; next day’s column has 1855 for date of this story


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, August

1)            p4 c8   Walker’s Revolution in Nicaragua in 1855-57

2)            S2 p4 c8          W. W. Walter’s journal, Cayuse War beginning with arrival at Whitmans’ Mission, journey to California gold in 1848 with 20 families with wagons apparently by Applegate - Burnett - Lassen route; mentions only Benjamin Cornelius

3)                                    no article

4)            p6 c8   Capt George A. Pease, em by ship 1849 to California, then by ship 1850 to Oregon, riverboating on Willamette

5)            p6 c8   Capt George A. Pease, cont, riverboating PL

6)            p6 c8   Capt George A. Pease, cont, flood of December 1861

7)            p6 c8   Mrs. John Heddon about Cyrus Heddon (her father-in-law) proprietor of store at Scottsburg, story of Battle of Port Orford

8)            p4 c8   G. H. Siebels, stories of Franco-Prussian War

9)            S2 p4 c8          review of stories in the Oregon Statesman newspaper for human interest and political issues of 1861

10)                                 no article

11)         p4 c8   Germans are the second largest cultural/ethnic group, after English and ahead of Scots/Irish in the US. List of prominent German entrepreneurs and academics in US

12)         p4 c8   Germans who came to fight and stayed to settle; Gen George A. Custer descended from a Hessian named Kuster

13)         p6 c8   Mary M. Carson, em 1853, daughter of William Carson md William Edris;  trail rem

14)         p6 c8   Mary M. Carson Edris, cont, additional trail rem, list of companions’ names including “bachelor outfit” - Tipton, Craven, Morton and Bill Jones; “Old folks outfit” couple named Davis married more than 50 years moving to Pleasant Hill (Eugene) area to be near children and grandchildren; married William Edris in 1860 who had been hired to drive one of the Carson family wagons

15)         p4 c8   Salmon Brown, son of John Brown, avoided service in Civil War by emigrating to California 1864 and had to travel at night - three sentences at the end of the column

16)         S2 p2 c8          Salmon Brown, em 1864, trail rem

17)         p4 c8   Salmon Brown, cont trail rem, moved to Oregon 1901

18)         p4 c8   Alexis Mairet, Swiss watchmaker, stories of Swiss neutrality in midst of European wars

19)         p4 c8   Carl Reisacher, em to US in1854, to Calif by ship in 1862, to Idaho 1863, walked to Oregon 1863?, no emigration rem

20)         p6 c8   Col Henry E. Dosch, stupidity and waste of war

21)                                 no article

22)         p4 c8   Col Henry E. Dosch, em to US 1860, enlisted in US Army for Civil War, discharged for disability 1863, em to Oregon and “during 1863-4, I served as a pony express rider.”

23)         S2 p2 c8          Mr. Coopey, “The Dreamer,” seeks justice in the marketing of wool by naming the source

24)         p4 c8   History of American land grants, advice to later emigrants from George Burnett (nephew of Peter) and Moses “Black” Harris, first wagon was Whitmans’ as far as Fort Boise in 1834 and 3 years later Doc Robert Newell brought the wagon to to Whitmans’ Mission, first wagons all the way to The Dalles in 1843

25)         p4 c8   H. L. Leonard, history of gas lighting in Portland began Summer 1860

26)         p4 c8   John P. Young, letter to San Francisco Chronicle, history of oil lamps to gas to electric lighting

27)         p6 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, nephew of Gen Cornelius Gilliam, spent winter of 1843-44 with Joseph Robidoux near Scott’s Bluff

28)                                 no article

29)         p4 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, em 1844, wintered at Scott’s Bluff, joined Gilliam’s wagon company in 1844 to Oregon, list of names and occupations of company, “At Fort Bridger some of the company quit the wagon train and went ahead on horseback.” Sager story. AND an excellent letter from Abigail Scott Duniway.

30)         S2 p2 c8          “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, cont, returned to US on horse with pack train 1846 - no rem, stories of William Bent

31)         p4 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, cont, battles with Mormons at Independence - Belieu’s farm torched, Horn’s mill, Dyamon’s


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, September

1)            p4 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, cont, 1844 trail rem

2)            p6 c8               “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, cont, end of the trail described, Major Donaldson came to Oregon and hired Belieu as guide for return trip to US - described trip, paid by Col Stephen Kearney at Fort Leavenworth, enlisted for Mexican War

3)            p8 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, Mexican War stories

4)                                    no article

5)            p4 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, returned to Oregon, Cayuse Indian War, to California in 1848 for gold, back to Oregon in 1850; 1852-3 cattle drive to California with Solomon Tetherow (em 1845) - stopped on Jackson Creek, Tetherow dug a hole as a joke on a man named Burns but the hole had $15,000 worth of gold in it.

6)            S2 p2 c8          “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, Douglas county seat, 1855-56 Rogue River Indian Wars, freighted in eastern Oregon and for Lt. Mullan until 1861, more freighting and Idaho gold

7)            p6 c8   “Uncle Jimmy” Belieu, stories of vagabonding

8)            p4 c8   Nicholas Mikel, a German who worked his way across country to Minnesota then by ship to San Francisco for $75 (train was $180 from Omaha).

9)            p6 c8   J. L. Johnson, em 1851, father shared an office in Illinois with Thomas J. Farnham after Farnham returned, heard stories of Oregon and retells Farnham’s stories of the 1839 expedition; started from New London, Iowa, with John Starkey and Dr. John McCully, brother of David and Asa McCully who had come to California in 1849.

10)         p8 c8   J. L. Johnson, cont, em 1851, short trail rem, Capt Elias Keeney company

11)                                 no article

12)         p4 c8   Samuel R. Thurston, first congressional delegate, promoter of Oregon’s interests

13)         S2 p4 c8          Ben McKee, em 1850, brief trail rem, Capt Patrick’s company, split at Fort Laramie over provisioning, cattle driven over Cascades while people rode in bateaux down the Columbia River from The Dalles; Yakima Indian War stories

14)         p6 c8   Ben McKee, cont, Yakima Indian War stories

15)         p8 c8   Ben McKee, cont, Yakima Indian War stories, PL

16)         p6 c8   Mary Wagner Aplin, born 1838, father Peter Wagner employee of HBC, stories of life in HBC community

17)         p8 c8   Mary Wagner Aplin, stories of pre-American life and arrival of Americans

18)                                 no article

19)         p4 c8   Mary Wagner Aplin, stories of pre-American life and arrival of Americans

20)         S2 p4 c8          Mary Wagner Aplin, “courtship” and marriage in 1852 - man asked father and then met girl

21)         p6 c8   Mary Wagner Aplin, stories of pre-American life and arrival of Americans

22)                                 no article

23)                                 no article

24)         p8 c8   Nancy Hayden Clark, em 1852, brief description of trail, extended family joined multiple wagon companies, PL

25)                                 no article

26)                                 no article

27)         S2 p6 c8          Dave and Ben McKee, Yakima Indian War stories

28)                                 no article

29)         p6 c8   Ben Hayden, brother to Nancy Hayden Clark, a recollection by Lockley of a Decoration Day speech made 25 years previous about “Indian War veterans” at Odd Fellows’ cemetery in Salem; list of prominent lawyers and judges in Oregon’s past

30)         p6 c8   Oregon Supreme Court history from statehood


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, October

1)            p8 c8   cont history of the Oregon Supreme Court

2)                                    no article

3)                                    no article

4)                                    no article

5)            p4 c8   Adam McNamee, “arrive spring 1846,” PL

6)            p4 c8   Pauline Looney, born in Oregon after 1843, no rem, PL, first Oregon militia in 1844, Cockstock affair

7)            p8 c8   Pauline Looney, cont, PL, knew Joaquin Miller

8)            p8 c8   origins of Oregon counties and names

9)                                    no article

10)         p4 c8   origins of Oregon counties and names

11)         S2 p6 c8          Thomas Condon bio

12)         p6 c8   Helen C. Hill Coffin (stepdaughter of Stephen Coffin) Powell, em 1847, wife of William S. Powell (em 1852), brief rem, Capt Cline’s company, Pawnee Indian incident, passed through Whitmans’

13)         p6 c8   superstitions and fortune-telling

14)         p8 c8   Helen Hill, cont, third party tales of Whitman Massacre, at The Dalles took Columbia River, PL

15)         p8 c8   Helen Hill, cont, PL, Portland history

16)                                 no article

17)         p4 c8   Helen Hill, cont, PL, courtship and marriage

18)         S2 p4 c8          “Real Patriotism” WW1 we are all in this together

19)         p6 c8   Helen Hill, cont, PL; history of Portland water system

20)         p8 c8   Oregon counties named for military men

21)         p8 c8   history of Oregon Treasurers and Provisional Government

22)         p8 c8   Oregon Treasurers to 1862

23)                                 no article

24)         p4 c8   Oregon Treasurers, collections

25)         S2 p6 c8          Oregon Treasurers

26)         p8 c8   Gov Abernethy veto of 1846 bill authorizing sale of liquor

27)                                 no article

28)         p6 c8   Margaret A. Smith Monteith, em 1853, no rem, settlement of Albany

29)         p8 c8   the beauty of Yamhill County, traveling by auto

30)                                 no article

31)         p4 c8   W. C. Hembree, em 1843, no trail rem, transcribed subscription list for bringing “Brother McCarty out from Missouri” and a letter about Yakima Indian War stories from a friend to Hembree’s father


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, November

1)            S2 p4 c8          tales of the “Oregon Style” of political and newspaper invective during territorial days, Bush and Dryer

2)            p8 c8   Reuben Gant, em 1845, hired to Goodrich, married Nancy Goodrich, no trail rem

3)            p6 c8   Mrs. James Hembree tells bio of Peter Burnett and PL

4)            p8 c8   Claiborne Stewart, early days of newspaper business in Albany, Sam Simpson and J Quinn Thornton were partners in law office 1866-68 in Albany, famous names visited newspaper

5)            p8 c8   history of growth of Albany, fka Takenah, according to the wives of Thomas and Walter Monteith

6)            p8 c8 W           Frank Crabtree, born Oregon 1852, parents (father Dela Fletcher Crabtree) came 1846 with Capt Robinson by Columbia River, 4 months and 10 days to cross from Missouri, brother Francis Marion Crabtree born 1846 in Oregon

7)            p4 c8   Joel Jordan Hembree, born 1849, PL, war stories, newspaper stories

8)            S2 p4 c8          Gov Abernethy’s 7 December 1847 message to repeal authorization for liquor sales

9)            p4 c8   Thomas B. Nelson, em 1844 (age 5) , son of George and Margaret Nelson em 1844, nephew of Gen Cornelius Gilliam, stories of the 1844 emigration and Cayuse Indian War - generalizations otherwise in public record

10)         p6 c8   Malvina Millican Hembree, em 1843, trail rem with details to Fort Boise

11)         p6 c8   Malvina Millican, cont, from Whitmans to Fort Vancouver

12)         p8 c8   Malvina Millican, cont, life in Texas and Missouri before 1843, knew Peter Burnett family in Missouri, Mrs. Burnett taught in Missouri and in Oregon, one trail rem incident about Indians approaching who turned out to be friendly

13)                                 no article

14)         p4 c8   Malvina Millican, cont, trail rem daily life on the plains - birth - meals - death, PL

15)         S2 p4 c8          Malvina Millican, cont, married at 13, PL

16)         p4 c8   coins and the history of coinage

17)         p8 c8   Oregon’s artists and literary lights

18)         p8 c8   early governors of Oregon, inc Dr. John McLoughlin

19)         p8 c8   Gov Kinzing Pritchette, 2nd Territorial Gov, General Joe Lane’s short term as territorial governor

20)                                 no article

21)         p4 c8   more territorial governors

22)         S2 p4 c8          State Governors Whiteaker, Gibbs, Woods

23)         p4 c8   State Governors Grover, Chadwick, Thayer, Moody, Pennoyer

24)         p8 c8   reshaping Oregon counties, names of Washington counties

25)         p6 c8   Jane Kinney Smith, em 1847, father Robert Kinney, Capt Joel Palmer’s company, remembers a boy died, remembrance of Tabitha Brown’s school at Forest Grove

26)         p8 c8   Frances Ellen Davenport Hare, very old

27)         p6 c8   Edwin Eels, born 1841 near Spokane, son of Rev Myron Eels, life of a missionary child until 1847 Whitman Massacre

28)         p4 c8   Edwin Eels, cont, autobiography to 1914

29)         S2 p4 c8          excerpts from Mrs. Cushing Eels’s diary of 1838 and letter of July 1843, catalog of “first white child born …”

30)         p6 c8   Jeremiah E. Henkle, em 1853, extended family emigrated, no trail rem, autobiography


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1914, December

1)            p8 c8   Judge C. H. Stewart, history of early Linn County and Robert Earl

2)            p8 c8   Judge C. H. Stewart, history of early Linn County and Robert Earl

3)            p8 c8   Judge C. H. Stewart, history of early Linn County and Robert Earl

4)                                    no article

5)            p4 c8   Judge C. H. Stewart, history of early Linn County and Robert Earl, D Fletcher Crabtree, John Crabtree, Courtney, Finley, Knox

6)            S2 p4 c8          Judge C. H. Stewart, history of early Linn County, roads and ferries

7)            p4 c8   Multnomah County Paupers Commission records

8)            p6 c8   Waman C. Hembree, em 1843, born March 1829 son of Joel Hembree, life in Missouri before emigrating

9)            p8 c8   W. C. Hembree, cont, trail rem, drove his own wagon at age 14

10)         p8 c8   W. C. Hembree, cont, trail rem, drove to The Dalles and made rafts there, stopped at “La Bontas” which would have been Louis Labonte’s place on French Prairie (son of Louis Labonte of Astorian party)

11)         p8 c8   Col John Adair, em by ship 1848, rem from Kentucky across Panama to San Francisco, son of first US customs collector at Astoria

12)         p4 c8   Col John Adair, cont, PL

13)         S2 p4 c8          Col John Adair, cont, appointed to West Point, meets President Lincoln and obtains assignment to Oregon rather than active Civil War battlefield; Adair: “I would rather fight Indians than have to fight my own people.” Lincoln: “So would I, John. So would I.”

14)         p6 c8   Salmon Brown, cont, son of John Brown, married to Abbie Hinkley 58 years so far, how “Battle Hymn of the Republic” came to be written

15)         p6 c8   Salmon Brown, cont, stories of life in Ohio before the Civil War, knew John D. Rockefeller

16)         p8 c8   name changes for towns and post offices

17)         p8 c8   letter from Cy Mulkey, California gold discovery stories and gold mining reminiscence, names companions

18)         p8 c8   Multnomah County Commissioners records for bridges and ferries

19)         p4 c8   new header: “OREGON ‘In Early Days’ by Fred Lockley, Special Staff Writer of The Journal”; names of Multnomah County commissioners and more about bridges

20)         S2 p4 c8          story of Dr. John Poujade, em 1847, and his son, T. C. Poujade, and T. C. whose son, Joseph Poujade, was born 1852 in Marion County, Oregon; Joseph Poujade became a high official in Nevada

21)         p6 c8   William Packwood, em to California 1849 as soldier, then by ship to Oregon post in 1850, no trail rem

22)         p6 c8   history of town of Auburn and Baker County in 1860s

23)         p6 c8   story of Frank James and the death of Jesse

24)         p4 c8   reprints from Springfield (Illinois) Republican newspaper, Schuyler Colfax in 1865, 20 July 1865 report on Jesse Applegate and bad condition of Gen Hooker’s road (Applegate Trail in Oregon)

25)         p6 c8   reprint of Colfax’s 1865 report of the Willamette Valley towns and prominent men

26)         p4 c8   Colfax 1865 on Columbia River

27)         S2 p4 c8          Samuel Bowles, Colfax’s companion, on Columbia River and scenery esp Mt Hood

28)         p8 c8   Bowles on Oregon’s future, the Columbia River down to Monticello (nka Longview) and wagon trip to Olympia

29)         p6 c8   William Packwood, letter, em 1849, Col Loring’s Rifle Regiment organized and departed for Oregon, Packwood with Company B under Capt Morris to escort Gen Wilson as commissioner for Indian affairs on the West Coast at California, trail rem

30)         p6 c8   William Packwood, cont, 1849 trail rem

31)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, 1849 trail rem, the teamsters mutiny near the Sink of the Humboldt, company divided with the General and his escort taking the Hangtown route and General Toel[sic, should be Joel] Palmer taking the striking teamsters by the “Lawson” route, Wilson’s company crossed the Sierra on October 25 and arrived in California “two or three weeks” before Palmer’s company


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, January

1)            p6 c8   William Packwood, em 1849 to California, Gen Wilson’s escort Capt Martin Company B, cont, temptation and desertions, only Packwood and 3 other men left of the escort

2)            p4 c8   William Packwood, army life in California in 1849, descriptions of officers who became famous in Civil War

3)            S2 p4 c8          unnamed informant, life of William Pope McArthur, stories of the ship “USS Ewing” and the Pacific Coast Survey 1849-50

4)            p8 c8   William Packwood, 1851-52 voyage on schooner “Lincoln” from San Francisco to wreck near entrance to Coos Bay

5)            p4 c8   progress of speed in communication from five month old newspapers delivered across the plains by emigrants in 1846 to modern telegraph and telephone, Fred Waymire’s story of investing in the first telegraph and the promoters absconded

6)            p8 c8   Jehu Switzler, interpreter at 1884 council regarding grave desecration and white encroachment, Capt Upham advised Indians they “must sever their tribal relations, give up their Indian customs and declare their intention to become citizens of the United States.” “The council broke up without accomplishing anything. The white settlers took up the Indians’ claims and secured title to them.”

7)            p8 c8   Jeremiah Paulsell, tales of a soldier’s life, owned a gun received as a gift from Kit Carson

8)            p6 c8   Col J. Watermelon [sic] Reddington, war correspondent for Salt Lake Tribune during Nez Perce War, later editor of Heppner (OR) Gazette, expert in Chinook jargon

9)            p4 c8   Chinook jargon dictionary

10)         S3 p4 c8          note change in section; cast off memorabilia in a second-hand store tells of W. Carey Johnson and Josephine De Vore wedding; Lockley relates bio of Johnson as em of 1845 who set type for Oregon Spectator in 1846

11)         p6 c8   Lucy A. Rose Mallory, em ?, daughter of Aaron Rose (founder of Roseburg), courtship and marriage at 13, PL

12)         p6 c8   Lucy Rose, cont, stories of Captain Jane, a woman who dressed as a man and acted independently

13)         p8 c8   William Packwood, cont, wreck of the “Lincoln” near Coos Bay, a night of drunken celebration of survival

14)         p8 c8   William Packwood, cont, making camp after wreck

15)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, camp life, a song

16)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, friend of Harry H. Baldwin as soldier and as constitutional convention delegate

17)         S3 p4 c8          William Packwood, cont, with Lt. Williamson 1852 exploring for a road from Port Orford to the Oregon-California trail, a battle with Indians on the Rogue River about a mule and two horses

18)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, 1852 searching for a better route for Oregon-California trail, started at Graves [sic] Creek lost in fog, found a gold-quartz ledge near Cow Creek

19)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, 1852, back to coast to rejoin main company, “This ended hunting for a route from Port Orford to the Oregon trail.”

20)         p6 c8   William Packwood, cont, building a fort at Port Orford

21)         p4 c8   Dr. Mary Anna Thompson, stories of childhood

22)         p6 c8   Dr. Mary Anna Thompson, married life, in Oregon by 1871

23)         S1 p4 c8          Jeremiah Paulsell, showed Kit Carson’s musket and knife, tales of Carson

24)         S3 p4 c8          Salmon Brown, life in northern California 1870

25)         p6 c8   Idaho history according to John Hailey, freighter

26)         p4 c8   Scottish clans and place names

27)         p8 c8   Jeremiah Paulsell, camel corps and more Carson

28)         p8 c8   Capt N. B. Ingalls, purser on many riverboats

29)         p6 c8   Rosemond Roberts Emery, em 1861 by ship to California, PL

30)         S1 p4 c8          D. B. Gray, em 1851, trail rem, small party joined Capt Harpole company of 24 wagons at Snake River, battle with Indians, down Columbia River route from The Dalles

31)         S3 p4 c8          D. B. Gray, cont, life as a teacher and preacher


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, February “Oregon In Early Days”

1)            p4 c8   Rev David B. Gray, PL

2)            p6 c8   Gus Rosenblatt, wedding document and story of his father’s emigration from Bavaria to New York then to Oregon by Panama in 1854

3)            p4 c8   stories of Cincinnatus “Joaquin” Miller in Oregon

4)            p8 c8   Lydia Warren Strang, em 1852, no trail rem, PL

5)            p6 c8   list of people over 90 years old that he has talked to

6)            p4 c8   list of Pioneer Assn members with ages mostly over 80 who attended June 1914 reunion

7)            S3 p4 c8          Wm H. Packwood, em 1849 with US Army to California,

8)            p6 c8   the introduction and spread of alfalfa in eastern Oregon

9)            p6 c8   Watson Shilling, telegraph operator in many western states

10)         p4 c8   Watson Shilling, cont, story of telegraphing Custer’s defeat

11)         p8 c8   reprint of interview of Steve Gillis from California paper

12)         p6 c8   reprint of Schuyler Colfax’s final visit with Lincoln

13)         p4 c8   story of a piano allegedly owned by John Jacob Astor

14)         S3 p4 c8          Mrs. L. F. Mosher, daughter of Gov. Joseph Lane, genealogy of Lane family in US up to 1800

15)         p6 c8   Mrs. L. F. Mosher, cont, life as a child

16)         p6 c8   Mrs. L. F. Mosher, cont, journey of Lane to Oregon with Joe Meek by way of Sonora, Mexico, and San Diego; Lane went to Indians to obtain arrest of Whitman murderers

17)         p4 c8   Mrs. L. F. Mosher, cont, family traveled from Washington, DC, in 1853, went to live on Umpqua, father made treaty with Rogue River Indians, courtship and marriage

18)         p6 c8   Mrs. L. F. Mosher, cont, stories of her father

19)                                 no article

20)         p4 c8   Mrs. L. F. Mosher, cont, and obituaries of her father by Nesmith and Deady

21)         S3 p4 c8          Mrs. C. J. Wright, reprinted excerpts from Ulster county, New York, 1800

22)         p6 c8   first president of the US under Articles of Confederation was not Washington

23)         p4 c8   William Packwood, name originally Duncan in Scotland, genealogy in US, childhood

24)         p4 c8   William Packwood, cont, childhood and education

25)         p6 c8   William Packwood, cont, death of parents, PL in Missouri

26)                                 no article

27)         S1 p4 c8          Wm Packwood, cont, PL in Missouri

28)         S3 p4 c8          Captain Edward Allen Noyes, life at sea


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, March

1)            p4 c8   Capt Edward Allen Noyes, cont, life at sea

2)            p6 c8   Schuyler Colfax’s speech in Salt Lake City 1865

3)            p4 c8   Schuyler Colfax’s speech in San Francisco 1865

4)            p6 c8   a stagecoach ride from Portland to Salt Lake City in 1865

5)                                    no article

6)            S1 p4 c8          cont, stagecoach ride from Portland to Salt Lake City in 1865

7)            S3 p4 c8          unnamed informant, related stories of white provocations of Indians, including Grave Creek massacre

8)            p4 c8   Col John H. Colton, em 1849, by north side of North Platte River, Capt Asa Haines, hired a Mormon guide; witnessed Jim Bridger threaten to exterminate Brigham Young’s people if any Danites ventured near Bridger, started from Provo on October 1 with a Mormon guide Capt Hunt,

9)            p6 c8   Col Colton, cont, em 1849, crossing Death Valley

10)         p4 c8   Chief Justice Thomas McBride, speech at Willamette U., history of Methodist mission and its methods of bringing civilization to the frontier, first jury trial conducted 1839 under mission government

11)         p6 c8   Chief Justice Thomas McBride, cont, stories of Dr. W. H. and Chloe Wilson

12)                                 no article

13)         p4 c8   Wm H. Packwood, elk along the coast, part of Territorial Seal

14)         S3 p4 c8          Elizabeth Sager Helm, em 1844 to Whitmans, detailed rem of emigration as far as grave of mother Naomi Sager at Pilgrim Springs

15)         p4 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, trail rem from mother’s grave to Whitmans, stories of Dr. Dagen, the Sager children became Whitmans’ family and legally adopted

16)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, personal stories of the humor and fun of life with the Whitmans, Dr. Whitman had crooked fingers: “I froze my hands when I went back in the winter to see Daniel Webster.” a near-drowning incident at daily baths,

17)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, other children taken in - Helen Mar Meek, Mary Ann Bridger, and a boy; Mrs. Whitman’s sisters, Joe Lewis coffin maker at mission, a candle set in a barrel of “black sand” or rather gunpowder did not explode; “Joe Lewis, the Catholic halfbreed negro and Indian who incited the massacre, was employed by Dr. Whitman to make coffins for the Indians and it kept him pretty busy.”

18)         p8 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, stories: murder of Modoc slave girl, artist Paul Kane visit, a trip to see the sawmill turns into a 4-day ordeal, winter of 1846-47 was bitterly cold, names of people who planned to winter over 1847-48, Joe Lewis arrived begging about a week before the murders and was allowed to stay to make coffins

19)                                 no article

20)         p4 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, “emigrants brought the measles,” the morning of November 29 and Catherine heard Dr. Whitman tell Mrs. Whitman of the expectation of murder

21)         S3 p4 c8          Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, events of the massacre

22)         p4 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, events of the massacre

23)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, events of the massacre

24)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, events of the massacre and immediate aftermath at the mission, Cayuse were mostly Catholic and did not understand the doctrinal differences with the Protestants, “Dr. Whitman was very much more liberal and tolerant than Rev. Spalding, Mr. Gray and the other missionaries.”

25)         p8 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, Indian Edward told Crockett Bewley and Mr. Sales that they must take Indian wives as the Indians intended to take white girls as wives, Bewley and Sales refused and were killed, Joe Stanfield tried to get Mrs. Hays to marry him and she refused

26)                                 no article

27)         S1 p4 c8          Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, captivity, rescue by Peter Skene Ogden, cold journey down Columbia River, sleeping arrangements along the way, Mrs. Whitman’s clothing sold to raise money for mission fund, met soldiers going east

28)         S3 p6 c8          Robert Rand, em 1859 to California from Wisconsin, company of Capt Knapp, 12 wagons, 30 men, 5 women, 2 girls

29)         p4 c8   Robert Rand, cont, extensive trail rem, by Salt Lake City and met Brigham Young, traveled with military escort to Humboldt River

30)         p6 c8   Robert Rand, cont, mining in California, moved to Oregon 1854[maybe this should be 1864, sjh] to The Dalles and Hood River

31)         p6 c8   history of currency and money in Oregon from Indian practices to the Oregon mint and Beaver coin


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, April

1)            p6 c8   reprint, letter by J. G. Campbell to Oregon Secretary of State, history of Oregon Mint and the Beaver coin

2)                                    no article

3)            p4 c8   Kate C. McBeth, at Lapwai - Spalding nka Joseph in Idaho, PL, see April 17

4)            S3 p6 c8          Ethel Walf Grubbs, only granddaughter of Jason Lee, only daughter of Lucy Lee, Lockley transcribed Jason Lee’s final letter anticipating death to Rev. Gustavus Hines with instructions for his daughter, FL transcribed a letter from Jason Lee to the mission board to attempt to correct errors in the publicity about the mission [according to the article, the errors were not corrected and the incorrect information was used to remove Lee from the mission]

5)            p4 c8   Annie Caplinger Scott, em 1845 as infant, father Jacob Caplinger, from Illinois; knows story from parents and family friends, William Rector was captain of the company, father worked two years for John Vance, went to Oregon Institute (names of other students), married William M. Scott in 1865, owned brickyards, moved to Prineville 1870 to 1879, then to Helix,

6)            p4 c8   Fred Pendleton, stories of his father’s, Phineas Pendleton, life at sea

7)            p6 c8   Charles L. Sweazea, born 1860 in what became Walla Walla, PL; Frank M. Lowden, em 1849 to California, traveled light with three friends, stories of mining and freighting

8)            p8 c8   Malvina Millican Hembree, married at 13 years and 2 days in September 1845; list of pioneer marriages from Oregon Spectator 1846 and 1847

9)                                    no article

10)         p4 c8   Capt Arthur Riggs, son of T. S. Riggs, em maybe 1852?; father’s story of emigration: at 21 set out with a group of other young men to cross the plains, Riggs joined a family group, Riggs took sick and was left behind to die, recovered and wintered over with trappers, next year arrived in Oregon and reclaimed his stock. NOTE -- I am unable to corroborate or verify this story. TS Riggs died 31 Oct 1907 with no obituary or funeral notice in Oregonian and Oregon Journal in spite of fame of son Arthur. Lockley interview of Arthur in Oregon Journal for 3 July 1921 says father TS Riggs came in 1852 with no additional information. Arthur’s obituaries do not mention father’s overland experience.

11)         S3 p6 c8          William Parkhurst Winans, em 1859, to Colorado for gold with friends who quit, then on to Oregon with George Grimes, some trail rem, learned Chinook jargon along the way, camped with soldiers near Fort Hall who were going from Salt Lake to San Juan Islands to dispute the islands with Great Britain

12)         p4 c8   W. P. Winans, cont, life in northeast Oregon 1859-67 elected to public offices

13)         p6 c8   W. P. Winans, cont, PL, 1860 traveled with Umatilla Indians on a camas digging expedition, 1870 became Indian agent

14)         p6 c8   W. P. Winans, cont, story of Kamiakin a non-treaty Indian chief of the Yakima, Winans took blankets in 1870 to keep Isaac Stevens’s promise in 1855 but Kamiakin rejected the blankets because of the betrayal of all the other promises

15)         p8 c8   W. P. Winans, cont, story of 1862 on the Mullan Military Road and 1863

16)                                 no article

17)         p4 c8   Kate C. McBeth, stories of missionary life among the Nez Perce, met Indians who went to St. Louis in 1831,

18)         S3 p6 c8          E. N. Morgan, em 1852, at age 14, many died by cholera, PL and Indian Wars

19)         p4 c8   Lewis McMorris, em 1852, brief trail rem, set out to southern Oregon and California gold, joined with Benjamin Franklin Dowell in 1855 in the packing business, 1855-57 packing for the Army,

20)         p4 c8   Miles C. Moore, em 1863, to Bannack City, Montana, for gold mining, left to go to Willamette Valley by Mullan Road, met Indian Antoine Plant at his ferry near Spokane,

21)         p4 c8   Miles C. Moore, cont, Catholic priests had known of gold on the Pend o’Reille since 1840s - Father DeSmet, learned in company with Capt Mullan who wanted gold to be kept secret but went with Moore to investigate; the gold turned out to be mica - fool’s gold

22)         p8 c8   Miles C. Moore, cont, prospecting for gold around the west

23)                                 no article

24)         p4 c8   steamship “Colonel Wright” first on the Columbia River above Celilo Falls

25)         S3 p6 c8          Emily J. York, em 1852, at age 17, with Captain Biddle’s company, met Indians who were “Masons” who provided safe passage through Indian lands, first winter at Eugene, then to Corvallis; first graduate of Oregon Institute nka Willamette University

26)         p4 c8   Emily J. York, cont, stories of life at college, Lucy Lee, names of other students and teacher

27)         p6 c8   Emily J. York, cont, married to A. Warren Moore for 3 years, PL, worked for Pacific Christian Advocate

28)         p6 c8   Capt W. P. Gray, born 1846, steamboating on the Columbia River

29)         p6 c8   Capt W. P. Gray, cont, steamboating during the Idaho gold rush era

30)                                 no article


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, May

1)            p4 c8   Thomas J. Beall, with Col. Steptoe at Fort Leavenworth and Salt Lake City, and then “to the Rogue River valley the next spring.” Beall with Steptoe in Yakima War in May 1858.

2)            S3 p6 c8          Thomas J. Beall, cont, tales of 1858 Indian War

3)            p4 c8   Charles Rivears, life at sea, story of stealing a crew for a  ship at Havana

4)            p6 c8   Charles Rivears, shipbuilding and riverboating on the Columbia River

5)            p6 c8   John T. Apperson, em 1847, short trail rem, Barlow Road, family names but no names of the company, father died of typhoid, two wagons, total 10 yoke of oxen, stories of Laurel Hill and Zigzag Divide

6)            p8 c8   John T. Apperson, cont, to California in 1849 with Mr. Ballast, ox wagons to Goose Lake, then to Pitt[sic] River, “From Pitt river southward we almost had to make the road. Prior to this most of the travel had been done by pack train. We went past Goose lake and on down the Pitt river, crossing the divide to the ‘Big Meadows’ near the head of Feather river. We crossed Deer creek and from there went down the Sacramento valley, stopping for a short time at Lawson’s ranch.” returned to Oregon in 1851, held death watch with sister until she died, he took sick and spent his entire California gold fortune of $5300 on doctor bills and recovered.

7)                                    no article

8)            p4 c8   John T. Apperson, cont, Lockley reviews history of Oregonians going south in 1848 with a list of names excluding Lindsay Applegate including Benjamin Burch, early riverboating on the upper Willamette, formation of the People’s Transportation Company

9)            S3 p6 c8          John T. Apperson, cont, politics in 1860-61

10)         p4 c8   Mike Kinney, arrived from Ireland in 1853, joined Army in 1854, with Col. Steptoe at Salt Lake City

11)         p6 c8   Mike Kinney, cont, stories of surveying around Salt Lake, second-hand stories from a friend about Gunnison’s survey and massacre and Mormon trial of murders,

12)         p6 c8   Mike Kinney, cont, Indian Wars, Rogue River 1855, “I have fought for Uncle Sam for many a long year. I have been among Indians for more than 50 years and in all that time I have yet to see the Indian war that was started by the Indians. Every time the trouble has been stirred up by bad whites and the rest of the country has been dragged into it.”

13)         p8 c8   Mike Kinney, cont, 1858 with Steptoe in Washington

14)                                 no article

15)         p4 c8   Mike Kinney, cont, events of 17 May 1858

16)         S3 p4 c8          Mike Kinney, cont, more of the events of 17 May 1858

17)         p4 c8   Mike Kinney, cont, more of the events of 17 May 1858

18)         p4 c8   John W. Althouse, em 1849 to California, at age 19, but went immediately to Oregon, worked until 1851 then began prospecting in southern Oregon in 1851, one of the finders of the rich gold placers at Althouse Creek, quit gold prospecting and “went into the stock business” in eastern Oregon

19)         p6 c8   George A. Waggoner, em 1852 at age 9, extended trail rem, disputatious emigrants traveled mostly individually as did his family, long list of problems to contradict the “lot of the pioneers will tell you that coming across the plains was one unalloyed round of joy.” story of couple who fought and accidentally killed both of their children.

20)         p8 c8   George A. Waggoner, cont, Indian troubles and cholera, 3 deaths by cholera on Powder River in Oregon, left the last wagon at Pendleton and packed on the last ox, “Old Nig,” sold at The Dalles for money for food, built canoes to float Columbia River, fed at Portland

21)                                 no article

22)         p4 c8   Mrs. R. P. Earhart [Nancy A. Burden], em 1845, daughter of Job Burden, no trail rem, husband came by ship by Panama in 1855 [with US Army],  PL

23)         S3 p6 c8          Mrs. Milton Hale, Susannah Brown, em 1845, at age 22, brief trail rem, Capt Abner Hackleman, company broke up many times, no comment on route through Oregon

24)         p4 c8   Miles C. Moore, PL, Montana gold rush, Deer Creek Vigilance Committee

25)         p6 c8   Miles C. Moore, cont, lawlessness in the Montana wilderness, murder of Magruder and his company of packers 1863

26)         p6 c8   Miles C. Moore, cont, stories of Dr. Baker, railroad builder

27)         p8 c8   Miles C. Moore, cont, more stories of Baker and railroad, sale to Villard

28)                                 no article

29)         p4 c8   Christian Guler, arrived in 1886 from Switzerland, settled at Trout Creek across Columbia River from Hood River

30)         S3 p4 c8          Memorial Day observances

31)         p6 c8   Susanah Johnson Peterson, em 1845, at age 18, with son and husband Asa Peterson, with Sol Tetherow, insignificant trail rem, PL


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, June

1)            p6 c8   Susanah Johnson Peterson, em 1845, cont from May 31, Meek’s cutoff, brief rem, “Our oxen died from drinking alkali water and we all wandered around in the desert till we knew we were lost and we struck out on the back trail. In one place we went down a powerful steep place. When we got down there was no way of going forward, so we had to double teams and pull up to where we had been. One of the men that happened to be just ahead of us said: ‘When I get to the top of this hill, if I ever do, I am going to hunt for Steve Meek and if I find him I’ll kill him.’ Meek was sitting just above us back of a big sage brush. He stepped out with his gun in his hand and said, awful slow and cool, ‘Well, you’ve found me. Go ahead with the killing.’ The man wilted right down and didn’t have spunk enough to kill a prairie dog. He was like a lot of other bad men -- just a bad man with his mouth.”

2)            p6 c8   Mrs. Lewis F. Wilson, daughter of Levi Russell, em 1851 as infant, trail rem of parents’ stories, a man was shot and then a silk handkerchief passed through the wound and he healed, mother was a sister to J. Quinn Thornton. to Al Belanger

3)            p8 c8   Adam Wilhelm, eight days by train from Chicago to San Francisco in 1871, moved to Portland, invested and built mills

4)                                    no article

5)            p4 c8   inscriptions on gravestones in Salem OR and Boston Mass.

6)            S3 p4 c8          History of Pullman Car Company

7)            p4 c8   Charles Henry Ralston, em 1847, born at Ash Hollow 1847, father was Jeremiah Ralston, PL

8)            p8 c8   Clarinda Kiser Copeland, born 1852 Portland, parents George and Sarah Ann Kiser em 1852, no trail rem; “You can’t live for years with the Indians without realizing that their side of the story is never told.” stories of Indian death and mystery practices

9)            p4 c8   Mrs. J. H. Hope[Dr. Joseph Holmes Pherla Hope], nee Rebecca N. Bell, daughter of John W and Laurana Nickerson Bell, em 1851, at age 8, trail rem multiple stories, Barlow Road

10)         p6 c8   Mrs. J. H. Hope, Rebecca Bell Hope, cont, PL, marriage to Dr. J. H. P. Hope

11)                                 no article

12)         p4 c8   Ben[jamin Harrison] Irvine, em 1852 [from 31 Jan 1919 article, not otherwise worth reading], brief trail rem, father had died in 1840 so mother brought 3 girls and 5 boys to Oregon, crossed Missouri River 12 miles above St. Joseph at Savannah ferry

13)         S3 p6 c8          William H. Klum, born 1847 near Sodaville, father and mother crossed plains in 1846, “When my father left Muscatine, Iowa, he took the money he had received for his 600 acre farm and bought five wagons and plenty of oxen. He loaded his wagons with supplies, and for a year after he got to Oregon he did not have to buy flour or sugar. He took up a place near the present town of Sodaville. By the time the rains started in the fall of 1846 he had a good log cabin up, in which he spent the first year.” discovery of the soda spring; Additional interview -- see OJ 1926 March 26 p 14, more details of early life and 1846 emigration, father brought a band of sheep with Walling, came with Capt Rinearson

14)         p4 c8   Mrs. Charles H. Ralston, born 1852 near Lebanon, parents em 1851, stories of Santiam Academy

15)         p6 c8   Mrs. Samuel Case, daughter of James Craigie, born 1848 near Fort Boise, PL

16)         p6 c8   Amos Kiser, em 1852, at age 6, brief trail rem of many deaths and graves, PL

17)         p8 c8   Silas Williams, em 1852, at age 18, brief trail rem: “I started for Oregon in the spring of ’52 when I was 18 years old. I didn’t have anything in Missouri and I had less when I got to Oregon. I walked across the plains prodding a bull team. My shoes had played out and my feet were on the ground; my clothes had mostly quit and my belly and my backbone were might near neighbors. I stopped whenever a farmer would give me a few days’ work splitting rails. I settled in the forks of the Santiam four or five miles from Scio in the winter of ’52.”

18)                                 no article

19)         p4 c8   John Sidney Montgomery, em 1850 to California, no trail rem, moved to Oregon in 1853, settled at Cottage Grove, Indian War stories

20)         S3 p4 p8          Dr. Daniel McLane Jones, em 1852, at age 14, company led by “Kit Carson” although informant doubts that was his real name, “about 150 wagons in our train and when we were in motion, it was about a mile long. Little groups of neighbors were formed in the train and friendships made that lasted for life. At night one group toward the head of the line would be holding a prayer meeting while 20 wagons away another group would be having a dance. In another place the young folks would be singing or playing games. The women folks would be baking bread, mending clothes, or putting the babies to bed while the old grandmothers would be sitting by the sagebrush campfire smoking their corn cob pipes.”

21)         p4 c8   N. F. Nelson, em 1851, at age 12, no trail rem, worked for Asahel Bush, carried love letters to and from Eugenia Zieber,

22)         p6 c8   N. F. Nelson, cont, famous names of Oregon politics who came in to see A. Bush

23)         p4 c8   N. F. Nelson, cont, 1862 went to gold country of eastern Oregon,

24)         p6 c8   George Frissell, em 1879, no rem, PL

25)                                 no article

26)         p4 c8   Dr. Franklin Marion Carter, em 1852, at age 6, short trail rem, Delazon Smith in the company; “When we started for Oregon we had four wagons, 16 oxen and six riding horses and some loose cattle. There were 11 in our family, and though several thousand died of cholera, smallpox and measles while crossing the plains in 1852, we reached Oregon with every one of our family hale and hearty. Of our 14 oxen, our loose stock and our riding horses, all were gone but one yoke of oxen and a muley cow. The Indians stole our horses. Some of our cattle wore out, others died from drinking alkali water, others were lost. We had to abandon three of our wagons, our furniture, feather beds, and in fact everything but our food, clothes and blankets. We broke up the wagons and furniture we left so the Indians couldn’t make use of them. Tindle and Slack, the two oxen that survived the trip, were long legged, long horned, well matched in color and disposition, and very gentle. They were red, with white spots. They broke the sod on our donation land claim in Willamette precinct in northern Lane county. My mother was responsible for our coming to Oregon. When we reached Fort Hall, we had lost most of our cattle, and father and some of the others in the train wanted to go back. The men held a council to decide what to do. They decided to go back to Missouri. Mother objected. Father said to her, ‘We have the hardest part of the trip before us. We can never make it. With what cattle we have left we can probably get back to Missouri. I’m for going back.’ Mother said, ‘We started for Oregon. I’m for going there. We have put our hand to the plow; there must be no turning back.’ Father knew there was no use of arguing with mother. He turned around and headed for Missouri. Mother climbed out. ‘You can take the back track if you want to. I am going to Oregon,’ mother said, and she started off afoot toward the west. We children were all broken up. We begged father to turn around and follow her. Father said, ‘She will come to her senses and turn around pretty soon.’ We knew better, and so did he, for when it came to matters of principle, mother never gave up. Father saw he wasn’t very popular with his family, and the upshot of the matter was he swung around and headed westward. We children were certainly glad when we came in sight of mother trudging along the trail on the road to Oregon.” knew Cincinattus Heiner aka Joaquin Miller as a boy

27)         S3 p4 c8          Dr. F. M. Carter, cont, tales of Joaquin Miller, PL, education

28)         p4 c8   Dr. F. M. Carter, cont, military enlistment, stories of railroad politics

29)         p6 c8   Lockley relates stories of a world traveler he met, cuff buttons of Roman coins

30)         p6 c8   N. A. Fuller, stories of gold in Alaska


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, July,

1)            p8 c8   N. A. Fuller, cont, more stories of Alaska gold

2)                                    no article

3)            p4 c8   N. A. Fuller, cont, more stories of Alaska gold

4)            S3 p4 c8          Josiah C. Nelson, em 1844, at age 17, brief trail rem relying on other sources with brief mention of family

5)            p6 c8   S. S. Lenox, em 1843, at age 14, trail rem, excellent summary of well-known stories

6)            p6 c8   David Carter and Joseph Carter, born 1842 and 1845, stories of the Jason Lee Mission

7)            p4 c8   Joseph Carter, cont, PL

8)            p8 c8   Joseph Carter, cont, PL, education at Santiam Academy

9)                                    no article

10)         p4 c8   A. P. Brown, stories of South Dakota

11)         S3 p4 c8          A. P. Brown, stories of South Dakota

12)         p4 c8   Stephen D. Bonser, em 1847, at age 16, brief trail rem: “We went to Andrew county, Missouri, where we wintered and prepared our outfit to cross the plains. We stayed at the rendezvous until 116 wagons had assembled. After the first day’s trip the 116 wagons split up into five divisions. They elected five captains -- Captain White, Captain Shuck, Captain Wills, Captain Whitcomb, and my father, Captain John Bonser. There were 28 wagons in my father’s company. L[oren].B. Hastings, Gideon Tibbits, Dave Shelton, Tom Hockett, Henderson Luelling and others were in our party. Luelling brought a nursery along. He had four large boxes that fitted into his wagon bed. These were filled with earth and slips were planted in them. He watered them every night. I watched some strawberries he had blossom and watched them till the strawberries were ripe. He planted his nursery at Milwaukie and he made big money selling his trees and his fruit.” to Idaho gold and riverboating

13)         p6 c8   Melissa Woodcock Klinger, em 1844, as infant, father Dick Woodock, in Gilliam’s company, married Louis Klinger [invented a hay press and sold hay to teams on Barlow Road at Klinger’s Camp on Barlow Creek], trail rem of other peoples’ stories and common knowledge

14)         p4 c8   T. T. Geer, born March 1851 near Salem, son of Herman J. Geer em of 1847, stories of father. [Theodore Thurston Geer was a governor of Oregon and a well-known political figure]

15)         p8 c8   T. T. Geer, cont, autobiography to election of McKinley

16)                                 no article

17)         p4 c8   Ben Blackburn, em 1853, no trail rem, Yakima Indian War stories

18)         S3 p4 c8          Ben Blackburn, cont, freighting in the gold areas of southern Oregon and Idaho

19)         p4 c8   Ben Blackburn, cont, Yakima Indian War stories

20)         p6 c8   W. D. Churchill, em 1851, at age 19, with Captain Dave Newsome as far as Fort Hall, packed from there with his brother George, met Jim Errington at Blue Mountains, prospecting around the west, was a Vigilante at Montana

21)         p4 c8   Harvey Claiborne aka “Burn” Veatch, em 1853[from OHS Pioneer Index card], hired on to assist Samuel Barton Knox travel west but real purpose was to follow Martha Jane who became his wife in December 1854, trail rem about dust and cattle

22)         p6 c8   Burn Veatch, cont, PL

23)                                 no article

24)         p4 c8   J. W. Vaughn, em 1853, at age 30, with Capt S. H. Saylor, trail rem: “We took the cutoff at the head of the Malheur river and almost starved to death. We ran out of jack rabbits and pretty much every thing else in the eating line. We struck the Willamette river near its headwaters and followed it down into the Willamette Valley.”[came with Elliott company across central Oregon] settled at Creswell, performed marriages for 50 years

25)         S3 p4 c8          John Y. Todd, em 1850 to California, 1851 by ship to Oregon, escorted Captain A. J. Hembree’s body home from Yakima Indian War

26)         p4 c8   William D. Stillwell, em of 1844, at age 20, no trail rem, wintered at Lapwai with Spaldings

27)         p6 c8   William D. Stillwell, cont, Indian War stories

28)         p4 c8   Oliver Harbaugh, em to California 1849, then to Australia and back, hauled freight for Army during Modoc War

29)         p6 c8   Mary McKay Elliott, em 1841, father Charles Richard McKay, a Hudson’s Bay Company employee, assigned to Puget Sound then to Tualitin Plains

30)                                 no article

31)         p4 c8   Oliver Harbaugh, cont, em to California in 1849, trail rem, with Captain Miller, by Salt Lake City, went south and crossed Death Valley


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, August

1)            S3 p4 c8          William Stillwell, cont, em 1844, at age 19, trail rem, family began from Iowa in 1843 but was too late to catch the emigrating company at Independence, wintered there, traveled with 1844 emigration: “Our division varied from 30 to 10 wagons coming across the plains. we had hard and slow going at first. Some days we would spend a good part of the day prying our wagons out of mud holes where they were in hub deep. It was a rainy spring and the streams were high and the whole country like a west sponge. We made such slow progress for the first two or three months that we saw we could never get to the Willamette valley that season. It was late when we got to Spalding’s mission at Lapwai, then a part of Oregon, but now in Idaho. Spalding advised us to winter there.”

2)            p4 c8   Nancy Matilda Hembree Snow Bogart, em 1843, at age 6, “Dr. Marcus Whitman came with our emigration, and no one could have been more helpful and kind than he was.” PL

3)            p6 c8   history of Sir James Douglas

4)            p4 c8   history of explorations of the American west by Spanish and English explorers, then Hudson’s Bay Company, then American missionaries

5)            p6 c8   James W. Gibson, em 1847, at age 13, in company with Phineas Carrothers, came by northern route, Whitman provided aid and recommended staying with him for the winter, Gibsons pushed on to Willamette Valley, at The Dalles on Oct 20, drove cattle along the shore of the Columbia to Troutdale from Hood River, two and one-half days dragging wagons around the Cascades

6)                                    no article

7)            p4 c8   James W. Gibson, cont, “My sister Polly had died while coming down the Columbia on our raft, and we buried her at the Cascades. I was not yet 14 years old and I had the care of the entire family. We had almost no provisions and I was ashamed to tell anyone how poor we were. My grandmother, Nancy Owens Gibson, died, and within a few days my two brothers, Humphrey and Tryon, followed. My sisters Lizzie and Evelyn, were pretty sick, and father and mother were so sick they did not think they would pull through. … But they didn’t die.” moved to Forest Grove area, PL

8)            S3 p4 c8          James W. Gibson, cont, PL

9)            p4 c8   Alexander Martin, em 1853, at age 18, trail rem: “In 1853, three other young men and myself pooled our savings, bought a wagon, four yokes of oxen and an outfit and started for Oregon. We came by the Applegate cutoff, as the southern route was then called. We went down the Humboldt river and by the Black Rock Springs trail. We passed through what is now Lakeview, went along the southern shore of Goose lake and on into California by the fandango route, and thence northward into Oregon by way of the Rogue River valley. I wintered at Jacksonville, at that time the largest and most important city in southern Oregon.” [geography after Black Rock is badly wrong for a man who lived at Klamath Falls - SJH], PL

10)         p6 c8   Alexander Martin, cont, stagecoaching stories of southern Oregon

11)         p4 c8   Alexander Martin, cont, stories of Linkville nka Klamath Falls

12)         p6 c8   Mrs. Evan R. Reames, daughter of John E. Ross, born “in the fifties” in Jackson County, Oregon; Evan Reames, em 1852, as an infant; no trail rem, PL

13)                                 no article

14)         p4 c8   Mrs. Evan R. Reames, cont, married 1873, lynch mob,

15)         S3 p4 c8          reprints letters of Robert E. Lee as commanding general

16)         p4 c8   Joseph Hoberg, to Oregon by ship before 1856, no rem, PL

17)         p4 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, em 1844, a visit at Whitmans by Paul Kane artist, journey with Ogden down Columbia River after rescue, artist Stanley tried to befriend her

18)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, life with Mrs. Robb then Mrs. Wilson then Mrs. Roberts,

19)         p6 c8   Elizabeth Sager Helm, cont, Matilda’s story, Solomon Sager’s traveling actors came through, husband William R. Helm em 1845, “On the north fork of the Malheur river they made camp to bury a woman. While they were camped there one of the men brought in some heavy yellow metal. …. They say it was Daniel Herron who found the nuggets of yellow metal in the dry bed of a creek, but in any event that was the origin of the famous Blue Bucket mine story.”

20)                                 no article

21)         p4 c8   Joseph Hardin Cornwall, em 1846, at age 14, trail rem, details of Russell train, Sioux feast at Fort Laramie, then with Rice Dunbar after Fort Bridger, met Jesse Applegate at Fort Hall, “Applegate and some others had surveyed or rather cruised out a new road by what has since been termed the ‘Applegate cutoff.” “While we were traveling down the Humboldt a messenger came back to us asking us to hurry forward as their wagons were attacked by Indians. We hurried forward but when we arrived the Indians were gone leaving several of the emigrants wounded. One of the, Mr. Sally[sic], died of his wounds.” “The Kennedy family and our family wintered about where the town of Oakland now is. My cousin, Isreal Stoley, who was 21 years old that winter, kept us well supplied with venison. … In the early spring of 1847 Si Nelson, now living at Newberg, with Mr. Hess and Mr. Rogers, came with their teams for us and took us to the Chelahan [Chehalem] valley.”

22)         S3 p4 c8          Mrs. James Layton Collins (second wife), Mary Elizabeth Kimes, em 1853, at age 4, brief trail rem, Henry Pittock drove the family wagon, father drowned at crossing of Missouri River, bee incidents, PL

23)         p4 c8   Francis Marion “Frank” Collins, em 1846, at age 12, trail rem, “four families of our train decided to take the new cut-off. There was our family, the Pringle family, the Faulkners, and Old Captain [John] Brown [brother-in-law of Tabitha Brown].”death of Tanner, death of Vanderpool’s sheep, death of Martha Leland Crowley, Col. Cornelius Gilliam “helped build the first house at Marysville, now Corvallis, for Mr. Avery, and the he built a cabin for Eugene Skinner at what is now Eugene.” “A man from French Prairie, I think his name was LaChappelle, came to Skinners Butte, or Eugene, … and father hired him to take our family and our goods by packhorse farther up the valley.”

24)         p4 c8   Alice Embree Dempsey, born en route 1844, father Carey D. Embree, parents stories coming into the Willamette Valley, PL

25)         p4 c8   stories of ship travel along the Pacific coast

26)         p6 c8   Oregon writers: Edwin Markham, Sam Simpson, Ella Rhoades

27)                                 no article

28)         p4 c8   Joaquin Miller remembered

29)         S3 p6 c8          Oregon history writers: Frances Fuller Victor “Bancroft published as his own in several large volumes her history of Oregon and Washington.”; W. H. Gray, Rev. H. K. Hines, Harvey Scott, Joseph Gaston, Father E. V. O’Hare, H S. Lyman, Dr. C. H. Chapman, Eva Emery Dye, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Lischen Miller, Fred S. Saylor, Dr. Thomas Condon, Peter H. Burnett, Samuel A. Clarke, J. Quinn Thornton, Wallis Nash

30)         p4 c8   more Oregon writers, including Abigail Scott Duniway

31)         p6 c8   Judge James Layton Collins, em 1846, at age 13, very brief trail rem: “We had 10 yoke of oxen and three wagons. I was not 14 years old when we started for Oregon. I drove one of the wagons and my brother Frank … who was only 12 years old when we crossed the plains, also drove one. We settled on the Luckiamute here in Polk county.” rode with Capt. Benjamin Burch in 1856 Yakima Indian War


Lockley Index, Oregon Journal 1915, September

1)            p6 c8   Judge James Layton Collins, em 1846 at age 13, no trail rem; 1856 in Yakima Indian War with Capt Benjamin F. Burch, then taught school around Luckiamute valley, became a lawyer and bought Nesmith’s law library, took in Jesse A. Applegate as partner and had JAA appointed school superintendent in Collins’s place, “Dean is 28 and he is the youngest of our brood.”

2)            p8 c8   John Boyle Embree, born 1847 near Dallas; relates father’s story of drowning of Mark Ford with his gold; then general history of effect of California gold rush on Oregon

3)                                    no article

4)            p4 c8   Wells Drury, em 1852 at age 1, parents died of cholera along Platte River, Drury children brought along by other emigrant families, adopted by Alfred and Martha Elder in Yamhill County; Lincoln appointed A Elder Indian agent at Olympia

5)            S3 p4 c8          David Torbet, a teacher who came to Oregon at an unstated time after 1880

6)                                    no more Lockley articles, replaced by “The Once Over” by Rex Lampman

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