At the residence, 1139 Marion street, Charles N. Laughridge. Survived by widow, Mabel, and daughter, Katherine; two brothers, Frank L. Laughridge of Portland and Hal of Washington, D.C., and one sister, Leona Kranging. Christian Science services will be held Thursday, December 6, at 1:30 at the W.T. Rigdon and company chapel. Intermment will be in the IOOF cemetery.
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LAUGHRIGE RITES SLATED THURSDAY
Veteran Deputy Secretary of State Dies Tuesday After Long Illness
Funeral services will be held here tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. for Charles Norbert "Shang" Laughrige, deputy secretary of state for 15 years until last February, who died at his home here early yesterday following an illness of many months. Laughrige has not been at the state house for eight months, fighting his losing battle at his home here.
Mr. Laughrige was born in Elk county, Penn., August 21, 1895, the son of William Robert and Katherine McClusky Laughrige. Prior to coming to Salem in 1919 Laughrige lived in eastern Oregon for a number of years. He was county clerk of Gilliam county for three terms, from January 1, 1916 to January 1, 1919. Laughrige also served as assistant cashier of the First National bank of Condon and was assistant postmaster there from June 1908 to January 1, 1913. He was employed as bookkeeper to the Arlington National bank prior to going to Condon.
Laughrige was married to Mabelle Larson in Portland, September 10, 1910. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah lodge, Masons, of Condon; Royal Arch Masons, Heppner; Knights Templar, Salem; Al Kader Shrine, Portland, and Eastern Star and Knights of Pythias, Condon. He attended the public schools and later the Eastern Oregon Normal school and Whitman college.
Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Katherine Laughrige, a graduate of the University of Oregon and now a member of the SERA administration here; two brothers, Frank Laughrige, Portland, and Hal Loughrige, Washington, and a sister, Leona Kranking, Washington.
Laughrige was appointed deputy secretary of state by Sam A. Kozer in 1920 and continued to serve in this capacity during the administration of Hal E. Hoss. He was granted a leave of absence by P.J. Stadelman, present secretary of state, last February, because of ill health. Funeral services will be held from Rigdon's mortuary here at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
During his residence in Salem Laughrige had taken an active interest in civic affairs and was well known throughout the state. P.J. Stadelman, secretary of state, in a statement issued yesterday said: "No finer tribute could be paid Mr. Laughrige than is found in the deep feeling of regret and personal loss expressed by his associates of many years in the sate department. He was an able, kindly man, and it was frequently made evident to me during the past few months that he was beloved by everyone with whom he was associated. Undoubtedly his high character and outstanding qualities had much to do with the excellent administration of the secretary of state's office in many years past."
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