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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Frank Stratton Dearborn ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Frank Stratton Dearborn
BORN: 12 Feb 1863 DIED: 17 Apr 1900 BURIED: 18 Apr 1900
BIRTH PLACE:  Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
IOOF - Frank S. Dearborn, age 37, son of Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Dearborn
Frank S. Dearborn Passed Away Yesterday Morning
Remains Brought to This City Last Night
Funeral Tomorrow
Was a Member of Several Lodges
Frank Stratton Dearborn, one of Salem's most prominent and popular young businessman, passed away at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, at the Good Samaritan hospital, in Portland, after an illness of five months, aged 37 years, 2 months and 6 days. Deceased was stricken with typhoid fever in November of last year, since which time he has steadily failed. Several weeks ago upon the advice of his physicians, his family decided to transfer him from the home on South Commercial street in this city to the Good Samaritan hospital in Portland, and he was removed to the latter place on April 4th. The fever had left him too weak, however, that all efforts to save his life were unavailing, and he continued to fail, until he calmly breathed his last at the hour indicated above, surrounded by those who loved him best--his mother, his aunt Mrs. E. S. Kearney, and his two sisters who reside in Portland. 
The remains were brought to this city on last evening's Albany local, and taken to the family home. Mrs. H. A. Dearborn, Mrs. A. L. McCully and Mrs. E. Shelley Morgan accompanied the remains home. 
Frank S. Dearborn was born in Eugene, on February 12, 1863. One year later the family moved to Salem, and here he spent his entire life, with the exception of the two years, during which he was employed as salesman in the bookstore of J. K. Gill & Co., of Portland. He was educated in Willamette University, was for a time employed in the T. McF. Patton bookstore, and about ten years ago engaged in book and stationery trade in this city, succeeding to the business of J. Benson Starr. Under his careful management the business prospered until, at the time of his demise, it was one of the most flourishing houses in the city. Deceased was a business man of excellent ability. Quiet and unassuming, his strict integrity was unquestioned, and he was considered one of the enterprising citizens of Salem. He was a devoted son, and his widowed mother will sadly miss him. 
He leaves besides his mother, Mrs. Helen A. Dearborn, one brother and three sisters--Richard H. Dearborn, who is attending Cornell University, at Ithaca, New York; Mrs. Scott Bozorth, of this city; Mrs. E. Shelley Morgan, and Mrs. A. L. McCully, of Portland, besides a large circle of warm and devoted friends to mourn his untimely demise. He was a charter member of Oregon Cedar Camp No. 5246 Modern Woodmen of America; a member of Salem lodge No. 336, B. P. O .Elks, and Dan Waldo's Cabin No. 3, Native Sons of Oregon. 
The funeral will be held from the First M. E. Church tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Parsons, DD officiating. Interment will be had in the family plot in Rural cemetery. The orders, in which deceased held membership, will attend the funeral in a body and will probably furnish pall bearers. 
Chapman, pg. 124 (morning, April 18, 1900) 

The First M. E. Church Crowded by Sympathizing Friends of the Family and the Deceased
The funeral of Frank S. Dearborn, which was held at the First Methodist church, at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, was very largely attended. The large church edifice was completely filled, including even the gallery. The members of the lodges, with which the deceased had affiliated, attended in bodies, making a very considerable portion of the audience. There were: Oregon Cedar Camp No. 5246, Modern Woodmen of America; Salem Lodge No. 336, B. P. O. Elks, and Dan Waldo's Cabin No. 3, Native Sons of Oregon. Nearly every old Salem family was represented in the congregation. The writer does not recall any absentees of the names that are familiar in Salem's social and business history. 
The services were conducted by Rev. John Parsons, D.D., assisted by Rev. George W. Grannis, D. D. The remarks of both were appropriate and eloquent of the feelings of sympathy felt for the bereaved family, and of the loss to the community on account of death of the citizen in early manhood. Hallie Parrish-Hinges sang an appropriate solo in very good taste and voice, and the M. E. choir, under the direction of Dean Francesco Seley, of the Willamette College of Music, sang the hymns, "Lead, Kindly Light," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul,: and the anthem, "Rock of Ages." The floral decorations were profuse and beautiful. There was a perfect wilderness of white flowers on the casket and about the altar. Many floral pieces were sent in by friends, and the grave at the Rural cemetery, where the interment took place in the family, was lined with flowers. 
The pallbearers were: Douglas C. Minto and Charles S. Riely, representing the Elks; Henry W. Meyers and Jefferson Myers, of the Modern Woodmen, and Dr. W. B. Morse and J. W. Bickford, chosen by the family. 
Among those attending the funeral were: Mr, and Mrs. S. M. Kearney, of Portland, uncle and aunt of the deceased: Mr. and Mrs. E. Shelley Morgan, brother-in-law and sister, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McCully, brother-in-law and sister, all of Portland; Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Flint, of Roseburg, uncle and aunt: Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Swick, of Dayton, uncle and aunt, accompanied by their daughter, Miss Faye; and Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Adair, of Eugene, and Mark Gill of Portland, life-ling personal friends of the deceased and the bereaved family. 
Chapman Scrapbook, pg. 125.
Frank S. Dearborn 
Born in Eugene, Oregon 
Feb. 12, 1863 
April 17, 1900
IOOF Register of Burials 
DAR pg 31
Chapman, pg 124 [morning, Apr 18, 1900] 
Chapman Scrapbook, pg 125

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