Let me be more accurate about "settling in southern Oregon".A L never really settled anywhere for very long. A short bio --
He married Deborah "Belle" Speer in Mercer County, IL in 1881. He left for Washington State in August 1887, and finding suitable accomodations in Centralia, he sent for his wife and two children. After starting a brickyard and hardware business in Centralia, he sold out early in the Panic of 1893 and moved to the Natches Valley area of Washington, and a few years later moved into town at Yakima, still selling hardware. About 1902, he moved out toward southern Oregon, buying and selling land in Fort Klamath (I believe this is land currently owned by the Nature Conservancy) before landing in Ashland, OR. In 1903/1904 he bought land on Ashland's Main Street and built a two story brick and stone building that is still occupied (Rexall Drug). About 1910, he bought and sold property near Central Point, OR, and wound up buying land in Riddle, OR where he built a home and established a farm and orchard. At the start of WWI he moved to Roseburg, built another downtown building (apparently destroyed in the great fertilizer truck explosion in 1962?). In the 1920's he spent a lot of time at his son's homestead in Tulelake, CA, and after the death of Belle, various Cascade mountain cabins, eventually building a another home in Ashland. He died in Ashland in 1947.