Posted By:Kent Asmussen
Subject:Re: Ethel Clark living at Culp Creek in April 1959
Post Date:May 24, 2008 at 15:30:40
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Forum:Lane County, OR Genealogy Forum
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The only likely listing found in the 1959 Lane county
directory is Charles CLARKE of Culp Creek. Looking in the
Oregon Death Index for that name, one finds this couple:

Name: Clarke, Ethel Myrl
Spouse Name: Charle
Death Date: 01 Jan 1989
County: Lane
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896
Certificate No.: 89-00840

Name: Clarke, Charles Ric
Spouse Name: Ethel
Death Date: 24 Jan 1982
County: Lane
Birth Date: 22 May 1908
Certificate No.: 82-00733

and the matching pair in the SSDI:
Name............................Birth.............Death......Last Residence..............................SSN.............Issued
ETHEL M CLARKE 14 Jun 1896 Jan 1989 97427 (Culp Creek, Lane, OR) 547-14-1599 California

CHARLES CLARKE 22 May 1908 Jan 1982 97427 (Culp Creek, Lane, OR) 566-26-1332 California

Looking at Ethel's obituary in the Cottage Grove Sentinel,
(4 Jan 1989, page 2A, column 5) it says that she was
born in Pendleton, and that she was survived by son James RICHTER.
Charles' obituary (Cottage Grove Sentinel) says he was born
in Los Angeles, he married Ethel in 1938, and they came to Culp Creek in 1947. He was survived by step-son James RICHTER of Culp Creek and James' wife Barbara.
Looking in Intelius

for James RICHTER of Culp Creek one finds that he would be 90 years old, meaning that he was born in 1918 or 1917.
Looking the 1930 Ancestry census index for James RICHTER that age with mother Ethel, one finds in Pondosa, Bartle precinct, Squaw Valley township, Siskiyou county, California:
Ray BOWERS (age 28, first married at age 25), wife
Ethel (age 35, first married at age 19), and Ray's
step-son James RICHTER (age 12, born WA, father born MN).

A few dates of interest:
Edith ABBOTT married E.R. RAUCH in Lane county, Oregon on
6 Jan 1895. (county marriage book 8, page 140)
Emery Sylvester RAUCH died in Lane county on 15 Apr 1909.
Edith married John T. SANDERS in Lane county on 21 Feb 1911
(county marriage book 13, page 387).