Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage

by ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

EPOCH is a depository of information that will be held for future generations of researchers and genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones, and in doing so help build a meaningful history of the residents of the community.

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Paula Johanna Erna Saunders (Hartmann)

Paula Johanna Erna Hartmann was born in Germany 21 December 1906. Her parents were Paul and Frida Stuhr Hartmann. She had one sister only, Hertha, who was 18 months older than she.

Paula and her mother arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1911, several months after Paula's sister and father arrived there. Paula and Hertha started school together in San Francisco.

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William W. "Bill" Saunders, MD

In 1902, Bill was born in The Dalles, Oregon. His mother, Lola Anne Ewbank Saunders, was 25 years old; his father, Freas Brown Saunders, was 28 years old.

In 1904 the family moved to Arlington, Oregon, a few miles upstream from The Dalles. There his sister, Florence, was born in August of 1904 when Bill was a little over 2 years old.

In 1909 his family moved back to The Dalles, where his father continued to live until 1960. Bill's father managed a warehouse handling wheat and a flour mill

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Edith Annie (Respress) Marlow

Edith Annie Marlow, 90 of Frostproof, Florida passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Royal Care of Avon Park with many family members and friends at her side.

She was born on March 23, 1926 in Frostproof, Florida to the late Eddie and Cleo (Tindell) Respress and she has been a lifelong resident of this area. She worked in the citrus industry as a fruit grader and was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Frostproof.

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Robert J. Sullivan

Robert J. Sullivan of Warwick, N.Y. formerly of the Bronx and Englewood, N.J., entered into rest Tuesday September 17, 2013. He was 70.

The son of the late Thomas J. Sullivan and Mary Hammer Sullivan he was born March 30, 1943 in Bronx, N.Y.

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William Compton

More to come.

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Opal Marie Hill (Givens)

Opal Marie Hill, nee Givens, died 16 December 1999 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (Okaloosa County). Preceding her in death was her father, Richard L. Givens and her mother, Alice Settles Givens.

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