Thursday, November 6, 2014

Emma A. Schultz (Scholl) 1886 - 1936

 Mrs. Emma Lou Scholl, 49, of 2012 Southeast Forty-third avenue, an active worker in various civic organizations, died yesterday.

Mrs. Scholl was born in Minnesota in 1886 and came to Portland in 1915.  In 1917 she married A. P. Scholl and while he was at war and  taught school in Oregon City and Portland.

She has been an active member of the Ladd Addition Evangelical church, and for the past five years has been active in the American Legion auxiliary work, serving as president of the Rose City unit this year. She was also a member of the Rose City Choral club.

She is survived by the widower, one sister, Mrs. Ronald Allen of Portland, and four brothers, Waldo E. and Rowland M. Schultz of Portland, Otto C. Schultz of Oakland, Cal., and Benjamin A. Schultz of Virginia, Minn.

Funeral services, which will be held in the Ladd Addition Evangelical church, are being arranged by Edward Holman & Son.

[The Oregonian, 7 Mar 1936, p6 w/photo]

Our History; West Portland United Methodist Church started with an Evangelical camp meeting in 1895.  A little white church made its way into the hearts and souls of the rural community of West Portland.  An active group led by Mr. George Stroup wanted a church of its own.  At this time an old church building belonging to Ladd's Addition Evangelical Church was made available and the building and its contents were purchased for $100

    The church was carefully dismantled and ferried across the Williamette River.  Mr Stroup hauled the material by mule team and wagon up Taylor's Ferry Road to a site donated by Mr & Mrs T. M. Wood.  In 1910 the Evangelical Church was established at 9533 SW 46th Ave.
    In 1942 land at SW 48th and SW Taylor's Ferry was purchased.  In 1945 the Evangelical and United Brethren Churchs merged.  In 1952 the new church construction started.  In 1955 services started at our current location.  

Note: First wife of Augustus Phillip Scholl.  Emma A. Schultz was born in 1892 in Minnesota.  Her father was of German extraction and her mother was born in Minnesota.  She died 9 March 1936 in Portland, OR.  Her parents are not listed on FamilySearch as of 2014.

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Augustus, Emma Scholl, and Laura and John Zinser, 1930

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