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Benjamin VAUGHAN obituary
"Death of Benj. Vaughan"

After an illness extending over a period of six or eight months, Benj. Vaughan died in Joseph Saturday evening of cancer of the stomach.

The late Benj. Vaughan was born in Clinton Co., N.Y., in 1842. When quite young his parents moved to Wisconsin and later to Minnesota. In 1873 deceased moved to Nebraska and there met and married Miss Mary Cummings some four years later. They moved to Wallowa Co. in 1882 and her death claimed his beloved helpmate and companion in 1891.

Deceased traveled in the east for some years after his wife's death returning three years ago to his relatives in Imnaha with whom he remained until his lamented demise. When 19 years old he enlisted in the U.S. army for service in the Civil War, remaining in active service until his discharge Aug. 4, 1865. He was converted and baptized under the ministray of Rev. Fowler in Joseph 13 years ago, and has since remained an earnest follower of and seeker after the truth as found in the revealed word of God.

Mr. Vaughan was a resident of Imnaha and up to a short time since had been receiving the attention of his physician at that place but his condition became so alarming that it was thought advisable to bring him to town where he could be under the constant care of the doctor, after residing here for some five or six weeks, Mr. Vaughan succumbed to his disease.

He is survived by three brothers and two sisters, they are: Gilman Vaughan, who resides in Minnesota; E.G. Vaughan, of Imnaha; H.B. Vaughn, of California; Mrs. Myria Wilder, of Caldwell, Idaho and Mrs. B.E. Smith, of Imnaha; he also leaves two nieces and two nephews all residents of Wallowa county, to mourn his demise, they are: Miss C.A. Vaughn, Mrs. A.R. Russell, F.E. and H.N. Vaughn.

Mr. Vaughan was widely known and highly respected throughout the county and leaves many friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held Monday under the auspices of the local lodge of the G.A.R. at the M.E. church, Rev. Chas. MacCaughey officiating. Interment took place in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper, Enterprise, Oregon, dated Thursday May 12, 1904.


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