The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) February 18, 1909 Page 5
J. O. Lewis Dies Suddenly Prominent Gilliam County Farmer Succumbs To Heart Failure
Condon, OR-Feb. 17 J. O. Lewis, a prominent farmer of Rock Creek, died from heart failure at this place yesterday. He was in apparent good health until a few minutes before his death. Mr. Lewis was well known throughout Gilliam county and was the Democratic nominee for County Commissioner at the last election. He was 37 years old and leaves a widow and three small children, also two brothers, Frank and Charles Lewis, both of Gilliam County. He was buried today at Olex under the auspices of the Masons. The funeral was largely attended by mason and Knights of Pythias from Arlington and Condon.