Walker Range

Born: Mar 24, 1888
Loc: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Died: Dec 14, 1966
Loc: Eugene, Lane Co. OR
Bur: Eugene, OR
Father: George Washington Range
Mother: Emma Hannah Lindley
Married: 1919
Spouse: Clara Arthur,
daughter of Alburtus Arthur and Emma S. Huguelet
Children: Robert LeRoy/Living
Occupation: Civil Engineer in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington
Military: In 1917 he enlisted in World War 1 and served two years in France with Co. C, 116th Engineers
In the Matter of the estate of Emma H. Range, deceased (mother):
Received of Esther Eager, as Executrix of the estate of Emma H. Range, deceased, cash in the sum of $3193.10, Continental Debentures of the par value of $700.00, and Unified Debentures, of the par value of the same being my distributive share in and to the estate of the above named decedent,
Dated this 4 day of June, 1945
Signed: Walker Range
Filed June 12, 1945 - Columbia Co. Clerk
W W I Draft Registration Card:
Name: Walker Range
City: Dayton
County: Columbia
State: Washington
Birthplace: Dayton, Washington;
United States of America
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1888
1900 Census:  Dayton, Columbia Co, WA
1910 Census: Seattle, Kings Co. WA
1920 Census: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
1930 Census: Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co. WA
Obituary: Former Engineer Dies in Oregon
Walker Range, 78, of Eugene, Oregon, former county construction engineer, died Wednesday, December 14, at a Eugene hospital where he had been a patient since November 23. Death was caused by coronary disease. Mr. Walker was born near Dayton on March 23, 1888, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Range both early pioneers of the county. He was a graduate of Dayton High School and the school of civil engineering at the University of Washington where he was affiliated with Phi Upsilon fraternity. He worked as an engineer in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington. In 1917 he enlisted in World War I and served two years in France with Co. C, 116th Engineers. His Range ancestors served in all American wars through the Revolution and Colonial wars, having come to America from France in the 17th century. His son served in World War II. After returning to Dayton, Mr. Range and Miss Clara Arthur of McMillville, Oregon were married and lived for a time in Dayton where he did engineering work for the city of Dayton, Columbia county and the state of Washington highway system. He served as county construction engineer from June 2, 1919 until May 20, 1925, under Roy McBride, who was elected county engineer. Later he moved to Walla Walla where he was associated with a concrete pipe company and construction engineer for the Lewiston Dam. In 1930 he moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he started a service station supply company which he operated until 1959 when ill health forced his retirement. Mr. Range was well known in Dayton and visited here frequently in recent years. Members of his family include his wife at the family home; a son, Dr. R. L. Range, of Sacramento, Calif. Mrs. Albert (Bonnie Jean) Rigolfi, of San Carlos, Calif.; four grandsons, four granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Wesley (Esther) Eager of Dayton. Private memorial service was held December 17 in Eugene with the American Legion conducting military honors.  Interment in Eugene.
Oregon Death Index:
Name: Range, Walker
County: Lane
Death Date: 14 Dec 1966
Certificate: 17816
Spouse: Clara