Dr. E.O. HYDE, OLDEST CROOK COUNTY MAN DEAD AT AGE 84

President at Annual Old Timers Banquest Day Previous.

But a day after he had presided at the seventh annual banquet of the Crook 
County Old Timers club, of which he was president, Dr. E.O. Hyde, 84, 
pioneer central Oregon physician, died, Monday noon, at his home in 
Prineville.  Death due to a heart attack, came suddenly to Dr. Hyde.  But a 
few minutes before the attack he had been down town and had made purchases 
in local stores.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., from the Community 
Church.

Dr. Hyde was born in Massachutsetts in August, 1984, and at the time of his 
death was the oldest man in Crook County and by virtue of hthis distinction 
he was elected president of the Old Timers club.

On October 16, 1873 at Thamworth Iron Works, a small town in New Hampshire he 
claimed Miss Elizabeth Evans as his bride and on May 9 of the following year
they came to Oregon, making their home at Albany.  In 1877, having been 
admitted to the practice of medicine, he came to Prineville and spent a year 
in the practice of  his profession.  It was a wide-open frontier western town
and in a big wooden building he found an office on what is now Third street. 
Above the office was a vast room that bore the imposing title of hotel.  In it 
were 70 or more beds, one of which was assigned to the young doctor.  

He passed through many experiences typical of the frontier.  One evening there 
was an altercation in the street.  After some shooting one of the participants 
disappeared.  Dr. Hyde retired to his "room"  (rest of obit missing)