Born: July 8, 1900
Loc: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Died: Mar 25, 1983
Loc: St. Vincents Hospital,
George Washington Range
Mother: Emma Hannah Lindley
Married: Nov 9, 1920 at Walla Walla,
Walla Walla Co. WA
Spouse: Wesley Eager,
son of Edgar E. Eager and Clara V. James
Esther was a member of Daughters of American Revolution
No children were born to this marriage.
Marriage Announcement: Eager - Range
The marriage of two of Dayton's most prominent young people took place in
Walla Walla Tuesday afternoon when Miss Esther Range became the bride of
Wesley Eager. The ceremony was performed at three o'clock by Rev. O. H.
Holmes of the Congregational Church, at the manse in the presence of Mrs.
Range and Mrs. Eager. Immediately after the service Mr. and Mrs. Eager
left in their car on a tour of the coast and upon their return, will make
their home on one of the Eager farms. The bride who is one of Dayton's
most beautiful daughters, looked lovely on her wedding day in a suit of
velvety blue material trimmed with squirrel and her hat was a harmonizing
shade similarly adorned. She carried a brides bouquet of bride's roses.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Eager were born and reared in this county, and completed
their high school training here. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Range and spent her last year in travel and study at the
Florida State College for Women at Tallahassee. The groom is the second
son of the late Edgar Edger and received his college education at the
University of Washington, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity. Early in the war he entered the aviation training school at
Berkeley, Cal,. since that time he has been employed
in the warehouse
business and farming.
Source: Dayton Chronicle Nov 13, 1920
In her will Esther Range Eager left her estate to the Medical
Research Foundation of Oregon, to be used to be used for the benefit of
cardiopulmonary research, development and education at the
Oregon Medical School.
(Esther Range Eager had a history of heart problems and died the same
day she had aortic heart valve replacement surgery at St. Vincents
Hospital, Portland, OR)
Esther and husband Wesley Eager were both cremated after their
funeral services and their ashes scattered on
a ridge of their ranch near
Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Esther Eager, age 82, passed away March 25h at St. Vincent Hospital in
Portland, Oregon, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Eager was born in
Dayton on July 8, 1900, the daughter of George W. and Emma Range. She was
a member of the Dayton Congregational Church, Americans Against Union
Control of Government and the National Society of the Daughters of
American Revolution. Mrs. Eager was preceded in death by her husband Wes
Eager, three sisters and one brother. She is survived by several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services were held at Dayton Congregational Church on
Tuesday, March 29, 1983/ The Rev. William Graham officiated. Cremation
followed the services, arrangements were made by the Colonial DeWitt
Funeral homes of Walla Walla.
1910 Census: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
1920 Census: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
1930 Census: Harmony Precinct, Columbia Co. WA
Oregon Death Index:
Name: Eager, Esther
Death Date: 25 Mar 1983