Elmer Walter BARTRUFF Elmer was born December 27, 1890 in Jonesboro, Union Co Ill, and died June 28, 1946 in Coos Bay, Coos Co, OR. Elmer married Lonie PEOPLES on 13 Oct 1917 in Salem, Marion Co, OR.

Lona"Lonie" Melvin PEOPLES Lonie was born in 1895 in Missouri and died June 28, 1946 in Coos Bay, Coos Co, OR. Lonie's parents were Oliver Mason PEOPLES and Grace INGE.

Lonie and Elmer both died in a boating accident on 28 Jun 1946, leaving four children. They were buried in Lacomb Cemetery, Lacomb. Linn County, OR.


  1. Victor Leon BARTRUFF Victor was born on 26 Mar 1921 in Lacomb, Linn County, OR. He died on 21 Nov 1950, at the age of 29, in a logging accident and was buried with his parents in Lacomb Cemetery. In addition to being a logger, Victor owned and operated a mint and berry farm. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve during WWII. Victor and his wife Juanita K. KEEBAUGH had two children, Victor Jr. and Cynthia.
  2. Marian BARTRUFF Marian born April 15, 1930 in Lacomb, OR and died on 12 Feb 2010 in Springfield, Lane County, OR.  She married Robert George SPOONER ( 26 Jul 1919 - 4 Mar 1998, Jefferson County, OR) in July 1948 in Lacomb, Or.
  3. Grace BARTRUFF Grace was born November 13, 1918 in Lacomb, OR. She married Len Edwards on 17 Apr 1938. Grace and Len had two daughters.
  4. Reverend Bryce O. BARTRUFF Bryce was born February 06, 1926 in Lacomb, OR. He married Harriet A. SNYDER (1926 - 2005), daughter of Christian U. SNYDER. (4)


  1. USGenWeb, Linn County, OR
  2. Obituary - Victor BARTRUFF.
  3. Obituary - Elmer and Lonie BARTRUFF.
  4. Obituary - Christian SNYDER.
  5. Stephenie Flora

Research Notes:

Linn County History - Lacomb Cemetery

USGenWeb, Linn County, OR, Newspapers, THE LEBANON EXPRESS, Wednesday, June 3, 1964, page 8

Nineteen-thirty-seven, and prosperity was still hiding—around a corner, we were told, but we seemed never to quite reach it. But come well or come ill, strawberries grow and queens must rule. The Albany candidate, Coral Dirret, became Queen Coral, and from other schools came her ladies-in-waiting, Stephana Holeck, Loretta Held, Zona Nance, Helen Slate, Nellie Forster, Grace Bartruff, and Iris Abraham, Queen Coral’s present title is Mrs. Platt Davis.

Steph's Corner(5) and on Elmer Bartruff.

"Elmer Walter4 Bartruff (Charles John3, Frederick Ludwig2, Unknown1) was born December 27, 1890 in Jonesboro, Union Co Ill, and died June 28, 1946 in Coos Bay, Coos Co Or. He married Lonie M. Peoples October 13, 1917 in Salem, Marion Co Or. She died June 28, 1946 in Coos Bay, Coos Co Or.

Children of Elmer Bartruff and Lonie Peoples are:

  1. Grace Bartruff, born November 13, 1918 in Lacomb, OR.
  2. Victor Leon Bartruff, born March 26, 1921 in Lacomb, Or; died November 21, 1950 in Linn Co Or.
  3. Bryce Oliver Bartruff, born February 06, 1926 in Lacomb, OR.
  4. Marian Elizabeth Bartruff born April 15, 1930 in Lacomb, OR.

Snyder, Christian U., son of Jacob and Rebecca (Burkhart)Snyder, was born at Ayr, Neb., Mar. 12, 1886; died at Columbine Manor, Salida, Colo., Aug. 23, 1976; aged 90 y. In 1907 he was married to Mary E. Kauffman, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Kenneth W. and Donald W.), 3 daughters (Irva ­ Mrs. Paul Vandiver, Inez ­ Mrs. Clayton Diener, and Harriet Mrs. Bryce Bartruff), 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, one son, and one grandson. He was a member of the Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Hastings, Neb., Aug. 27, in charge of Bryce Bartruff; interment in Roseland Mennonite Cemetery.

VICTOR L. BARTRUFF<br>PRESIDENT AND CEO Victor Bartruff is a native Oregonian and Tualatin resident with 35 years of distinguished banking service. A graduate of Oregon State University (Business Administration), and the Pacific Coast Banking School, he was a long-time executive with the U.S. Bank, Victor also served as President and CEO of the Bank of Newport, which he helped grow from under $100 million in assets into the West Coast Bancorp, a financial services company of $1.3-billion in assets. Victor has served as the President of the independent Community Banks of Oregon, has been a Newport Businessman of the Year, and is an active member of the Oregon Bankers Association. In his personal life, Victor has long been active and taken a leadership role in civic and educational institutions throughout Oregon.

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