Tilman Rains – Obituary

July 2, 2009 at 8:00 am (Cline Roots) (, , )

Tilman Rains, 83, Gates Oldtimer, Taken by Death (written abt 1960)

Gates – Funeral services were held at Weddle Funeral Chapel in Stayton, Sunday afternoon, February 14, for Tilman Rains, lifelong resident of this area, who died at his home here Thursday, at the age of 83.

Tilman (Till) Rains was born January 9, 1877, at Silverton, his mother passing away at his birth. The family moved to the Mill City area later, and at the age of 12 Rains had the misfortune to lose his left arm in a threshing machine accident. Despite the handicap he worked in the woods as a logger until he retired, and his strength and ability in the woods was second to none.

Surviving are his widow, Sarah, whom he married February 16, 1924; a son, Tilman Rains Jr., of Howell; two step sons, Louis (Bud) Cline, of Mill City and Leon Cline, of Foster; a step daughter, Mrs. Marie Toepfer, of Fern Ridge; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death was one son, Daniel, who died in 1918, and a grandson, Marvin Cline, of Sweet Home, accidentally killed in 1959.

Arlin J. Rothauge, of the Gates Community Church, was the minister in charge. Rains had been a member of IOOF at Bain, Washington since July 1909, joining the Mill City Lodge in 1941. Ray White, noble grand, Gates, conducted the ritual, with Irl Plymale, as chaplain. Pallbearers were Jack Gulliford, Albert Harris, and Elmer Stewart, all of Gates, and Stanley Vail, Otto Witt, and Gus Koenicke, all of Mill City. Burial was in Fairview cemetery at gates.


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Charles and Sarah Cline

July 1, 2009 at 8:00 am (Cline Roots) (, , , )

Charles and Sarah Ellen (Groblebe) Cline by you.

Charles and Sarah Cline

This is Charles Cline and Sarah Ellen Groblebe on their wedding day.

Sarah Ellen Groblebe, born on 14 May 1891 in Eureka Springs, Carrol Co., Arkansas. Sarah Ellen died in Salem, Oregon. on 28 Aug 1992, she was 101. Buried in Gates, Oregon. Education: 5th, Also Taught By Her Father.   

On 8 Jun 1914 when Sarah Ellen was 23, she first married Charles Cline, son of Jobe or Job Cline & Cynthia Julia Amelia Casto, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Born on 24 Jan 1884 in Lincoln Co. Kansas. Charles died in Mill City, Linn County, Oregon. on 3 Oct 1922, he was 38.

They had the following children:

Charles Leon Cline
b. February 20, 1916 (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)
d. still living in Oregon

Cynthia Marie Cline
b. February 17, 1919 (Oregon)
d. July 24, 2011 (Stayton, Oregon)

Paul Louis “Bud” Cline
b. December 1, 1921 (Oregon)
d. might still be living in Oregon

On 16 Feb 1924 when Sarah Ellen was 32, she second married Tilmon “Til” Rains in Albany, Oregon. Born on 9 Jan 1877 in Silverton, Oregon. Tilmon “Til” died in Gates, Oregon. on 11 Feb 1960, he was 83.

They had one child:

Tilman Rains
b. October 16, 1927 (Gates, Oregon)



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