The Baker's chose the town of Cedarville in Surprise Valley, Modoc County, California for our 2005 Rinehart Reunion. The home of some, and the final resting place of others of the Bunyard a offshoot of the "Louisa" branch of the family.
George and Louisa Duncan settled in the Silver Lake region of Oregon in 1873. They are buried in Silver Lake, along with many of their family. If you are traveling from the North to the reunion, I would encourage you to take the time to pass through the area, visit the cemetery, and get a sense of life Louisa and George lived. From Oregon head south on Highway 97, and turned toward Lakeview, Oregon and on to Silver Lake.
Louisa's second child, Sara Emmaline married Jesse O'Neal Bunyard on December 31, 1880. The Bunyards raised horses and cattle, and ranched further east in the Drewsey/Juntura area of Malheur County, Oregon. Sara and Jesse's son, Frank married Pearl Hardisty, and after a bit of moving around, ended up managing a large ranch in the Denio area on the boarder of Oregon and Nevada. They later moved into Surprise Valley, Modoc County, California so their two boys, Francis and Elvy, could go to school in Cedarville.
There have been Bunyards in the Surprise Valley ever since. John Bunyard, with his wife Susie, in addition to ranching, run the Sunrise Motel in Cedarville. Mike Bunyard ranches, and his wife Bonnie, will be catering the 2005 Reunion. Our host Phil Barker, and his wife Kathy, own a ranch in Surprise Valley, and Rebecca Barker resides in Washington.
CHECK OUT THE GRAVE SITE OF GEORGE
AND LOUISA DUNCAN
THE LONE PINE RANCH YESTERDAY AND TODAY
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