Esther May SAVAGE 1
- Born: 2 October 1865, Rogue River, Jackson Co., Oregon 1
- Marriage: Joseph Benton BOROUGH on 2 June 1890 in , , Oregon 1
- Died: 3 September 1941, , Modoc Co., California at age 75 1 2
- Buried: 5 September 1941, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Grants Pass, Oregon 1
Interesting observation! After entering the following obituaries I noticed there is an Esther May Borough with the same date of birth, date of death and surnamed parents in the California Death index. It shows she died in Modoc County, California. This probably indicates that her daughter lived on the California side of the border and used Malin, Oregon as her mailing address.
Josephine County, Oregon
Esther May Borough, Daughter of Pioneer Savage Family Dies
Esther May Borough, 76, member of the pioneer Savage family, and resident of Josephine county for 51 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George McCollum, Malin, Oregon, Wednesday morning, September 3, at 8 a.m.
Death was sudden and unexpected, Mrs. Borough being stricken, just as she was preparing to accompany her daughter to a fair in that vicinity. She had enjoyed several weeks' visit with the McCollums, spending some time at Diamond lake, and was apparently in excellent health for her years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the L.B. Hall Funeral home in this city, with interment in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, beside her husband, Joseph B. Borough, who died in 1920. Two sons, Joe and Harold, also preceded her in death, Joe in the army during the last war, and Harold in 1925. Ten other children survive. They are Mabel McCollum, Malin; Myrtle E. O'Neal, Grants Pass; Floyd and Marl, Grants Pass; Lionel of Malin; Vernon, Klamath Falls; Charles, of Hilderbrant, Ore.; Zefton and Vivian, Grants Pass, and Erma Ritter of Gold Hill. All have come for the funeral services.
Mrs. Borough was born, the sixth in a family of 13, on October 2, 1865, to James and Margaret Savage, who migrated from Illinois to Oregon and took up a donation land claim near the town of Rogue River. This was just above what is now known as Savage Rapids, the rapids, and the Savage creek having taken the name of this pioneer family.
One brother, County Treasurer Lincoln Savage, and six sisters, Mrs. Ella Meade, and Mrs. Anna Parker of Grants Pass; Mrs. Clara Magill of Kerby, Mrs. Etta Robinson of Medford, and Mrs. Harriet Irwin whose home is in Idaho, remain, of this large family, to survive their sister.
Mrs. Borough grew to womanhood on the family claim, and was married to Joseph B. Borough in 1890. It was then that she came to Josephine county, the young couple for a time making their home on the Borough family ranch in Jerome Prairie. Then they spent a short time near Rogue River, before establishing their own homestead on Cheney creek, where their family of 12 was reared.
Following Mr. Borough's death in 1920, the mother brought her children to Grants Pass, and for many years had lived at 615 North Eighth street, where her daughter, Vivian and she still made her home.
Esther M. Savage Borough
The third daughter of the late James and Margaret Savage. Esther May Savage Borough was born on the old donation land claim near Savage rapinds on Rogue river, Oct. 2, 1865, and passed away Sept. 3, 1941.
Esther May Savage was truly a farmer girl, and in 1890 she was married to Joseph Benton Borough, also a farmer. Together they lived happily raising farm products, fine horses and cattle. At the same time they raised a family of eight boys and four girls.
Surviving Mrs. Borough are the following sons: Floyd, Marl, and Zefton Borough, Grants Pass; Lionel, Charley and Vernon, Klamath Falls. She left the following daughters: Mabel Adeline McCollum, Malin; Erma Mae Ritter, Gold Hill; Myrtle Elora O'Neal and Vivian Novene Borough, Grants Pass. Ten grandchildren survive her.
She left six sisters: Harriet Irwin, New Meadows, Idaho; Margaret Annie Parker, Grants Pass; Laura Miller, Murphy; Clara McGill and Mary Ella Meade, Kerby; Henrietta Jane Robinson, Medford. Lincoln Savage, a brother, survives her at Grants Pass.
Esther M. Borough Passes at Malin
Mrs. Esther M. Borough, 75, born in 1865 on the Savage family homestead near the present Savage Rapids dam site, died Wednesday morning at Malin while visiting a daughter, Mrs. George McCollum.
Mrs. Borough, a sister of County Treasurer Lincoln Savage, resided at 615 North Eighth street.
She is survived by six sons. Five of them, Marl, Floyd, Vernon, Charles, and Lionel, live at either Klamath Falls or Malin. The sixth, Zephton, is believed to reside on the Oregon coast and was being sought Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Borough leaves the following four daughters Mrs. Myrtle O'Neill, Redwood highway; Mrs. George McCollum, Malin; Mrs. Raymond Ritter, Gold Hill; Miss Vivian Borough, Grants Pass. She is survived by 6 sisters, Mrs. Annie Parker, Grants Pass; Mrs. Ella Meade, Kerby; Mrs. Laura Miller, Murphy; Mrs. Hattie Irwin, New Meadows, Idaho, and Mrs. Henrietta Robinson, Medford.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at the L. B. Hall funeral home. Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery.
Esther married Joseph Benton BOROUGH on 2 June 1890 in , , Oregon.1 (Joseph Benton BOROUGH was born on 23 May 1862 in , , Iowa,1 died on 10 May 1920 in , Josephine Co., Oregon 1 and was buried on 14 May 1920 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Grants Pass, Oregon 1.)