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OVERBAUGH, William Henry, obituary

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OVERBAUGH, William Henry, obituary

Posted: 1086268939000
Classification: Obituary
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Surnames: OVERBAUGH, CARMICHAEL, TIPTON, SMITH, INGRAM, IRWIN, RINGER, REIFSNYDER
The Mt. Adams Sun, Bingen, WA., January 17, 1952, page 1

WM. OVERBAUGH SERVICES FRIDAY

William Henry Overbaugh, 87, former Columbia river steamboat man and father of Bob Overbaugh, W.S., died at his Portland home on Monday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the J.P. Finley & Son. Vault burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

The former Columbia River steam-boat man was born in Catskill, N.Y., and moved as a child to W.S. in 1872. His father, James W., was one of the first settlers in this area.
For 20 years Mr. Overbaugh followed the river, starting as a stern-wheeler hand in 1898. He served on the Bailey Gatzert, the Tahoma and other river boats plying the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

For several years he was supervisor of roads in Klickitat county. He moved to Portland in 1922 and did warehouse work for several years. Fifteen years ago he retired. He had been ill since last April.

Survivors are his wife, Dora; two sons, Bert of Santa, Ida., and Robert, W.S.; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethna Carmichael, Mrs. Hazel Tipton, and Mrs. Merle Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Woodburn; Mrs. June Irwin, Riverdale, Cal.; Mrs. Margaret Ringer, Sepulveda, Cal.; and Mrs. Dorris Reifsnyder, Portland.

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The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., January 24, 1952, page 6

WILLIAM OVERBAUGH, FORMER RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY IN PORTLAND

William Henry Overbaugh, 87, former Columbia river steamboat man, died at his home in Portland Monday of last week. Funeral services were held on Friday with burial in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Overbaugh was born in Catskill, New York, and moved as a child to White Salmon in 1872. His father, James W. was one of the first settlers in this area.

He followed the river for twenty, starting as a sternwheeler hand in 1898. He served on the Bailey Gatzert, the Tahoma and other river boats plying the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

For several years he was supervisor of roads in Klickitat county, residing in White Salmon. He moved to Portland in 1922 and did warehouse work for several years. He retired about 15 years ago. He had been ill since last April.

Survivors are his wife, Dora; two sons, Bert of Santa, Idaho, and Robert of White Salmon; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethna Carmichael, Mrs. Hazel Tipton, and Mrs. Merle Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Woodburn; Mrs. June Irwin, Riverdale, California; Mrs. Margaret Ringer, Sepulveda, Cal.; and Mrs. Dorris Reifsnyder, Portland.

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The Oregonian, Portland, OR., January 16, 1952, section 3, page 5

OVERBAUGH - Jan. 14. William H. of 7338 SE Ogden; husband of Dora Overbaugh; father of Bert and Robert Overbaugh, Mrs. Ethna Carmichael, Mrs. Hazel Tipton, Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Mrs. Dorris Reifsnyder, Mrs. June Irwin, Mrs. Merle Smith, Mrs. Margaret Ringer. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., in Finley's Moonlight Chapel, SW Montgomery at 4th. Friends invited. Vault entombment Lincoln Memorial Park mausoleum.

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