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Sunday’s Obituary: Charles Carey, from The Oregonian

Death Takes Charles Carey

Charles E. Carey, 55, one-time chief consulting engineer of the Bonneville power administration and a pioneer in Columbia river development, died Sunday at the Veterans’ hospital in Sawtelle, Cal., after an illness of several months. Western regional director of the United States bureau of reclamation at the time of his death, he was transferred to Sacramento, Cal., as engineer in charge of power and sales at the Central Valley project in December 1941.

Bonneville Posts Held

He was a member of the Columbia river survey committee of the national resources planning board and came to the Bonneville project as rate engineer, advancing to chief consulting engineer in 1939. He was appointed acting administrator of Bonneville power in February, 1939, when James D. Ross became ill and carried on in this capacity after Ross’ death for many months. Following appointment of a permanent administrator, Carey was named assistant chief of the administration’s system planning and marketing division. In August, 1940. He held this position until his transfer to California the following year.

His long experience in the power field began when he took a job as a journeyman electrician at the age of 15. He later worked his way through the University of Oklahoma.

He designed and built the electrical transmission system for the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, and had taught electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico, was head of the power division of the bureau of the budget in Washington and was employed for a time by the Seattle, Wash., municipal power system.

His widow, Verle, and a daughter, Marjorie, of Sacramento, survive.

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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1945, page 13.

The Oregonian 1 September 1945 901, p. 13

Sunday’s Obituary: John Fredric Neumann, Portland, Oregon

 

Retired Road Employe Dies

Retired Worker Served County

Ten sons and daughters and a widow survive John Fredric Neumann, who died Wednesday at his home in St. Johns at the age of 78. Mr Neumann was a farmer, carpenter and saw-mill operator for many years. He retired in June 1948, after 18 years as an employe of the Multnomah county road department. Born in Germany on March 28, 1872, Mr. Neumann was brought to the United States as a child and became a citizen at 21. He was married September 5, 1895, to Augusta A. R. Block in Howard Lake, Minn.

Mr. Neumann brought his family west to Ridgefield, Wash., in 1924. They lived there until 1929 when they moved to Cornelius Pass, Or. Since 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Neumann have lived at 8323 N. Princeton street.

Mr. Neuman is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Surviving sons and daughters are Arnold and Anthony Neumann of Portland, Harry Neumann, Murphy, Or.; Martin Neumann, Scappoose; Mrs. Myrtle Maschke, Portland; Mrs. Martha Barnes, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Elsie Hirsch, Howard Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Alice Bauer, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Margaret Terpening, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Gertrude Rosevear, Kalama, Wash.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a. m. at the St. Johns funeral home. Interment will be at Columbia cemetery.

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The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1950, page 13.

The Oregonian, 1 September 1950, page 13