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DEATH TAKES A MAN WHO CROSSED PLAINS TO OREGON IN 1843.
OREGON CITY, Or., Jan. 6.---(Special.)---John Applegate, who died at his home in Yoncalla, Or., January 2, was a pioneer of Oregon. He was only one year old when his parents crossed the plains in 1843 from Missouri to settle in Oregon. When he reached the age of eight years his parents moved to Douglas County, Or., where the son was reared and educated.
He enlisted in the Union Army in 1865 as a private in Company K, First Oregon Volunteer Infantry, and acted in this service for one year on the frontier. He returned to Douglas County in 1866 and several years later married Miss Laura V. Bridges, a daughter of the Rev. Daniel W. Bridges.
Mr. Applegate was born in St. Clair County, Missouri, March 12, 1842, and was a nephew of the late Jesse Applegate, who was so well known in this state. Besides his wife, Mr. Applegate is survived by the following children: Mrs. John H. Kruse, Boswell Springs, Or.; Mrs. Henry McDougall, Westfall, Or.; Miss Emma Applegate, The Dalles, Or.; Misses Susie and Gertrude Applegate, Portland, and John Lindsay Applegate, of Yoncalla, Or.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR 7 Jan 1912