1880 US CENSUS, Oregon, Wasco, Dalles pct, ED 121, p 63, nos. 579/672, National Archives Microfilm Roll #1084. Clinton Arnold 38 b TN, father b Scotland, mother b TN; Leydia wife 33 b IA parents b 'don't know'; Marsella son 12 b OR; Arzella son 8 b OR; Arizona dau 5 b OR.
HISTORY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY & EARLY LUMBERING by Louis E. Polley (Marcola: Polley Publishing, 1984), page 5: "Clinton Arnel and his wife Lydia came to the Mohawk from the Dalles in the 1880s. The Arnels first rented the old Phoebe Parson place near Parsons Creek, but later purchased the south half of the old Gray Donation Land Claim, which joined the Thomas Evans place near Marcola. The Arnels first moved into a log cabin that was on the place when they bought it, but in 1892 they built a comfortable farm house. He and Mr. Evans owned jointly an old hand reaper and for several years it was their custom to cut their own grain and then that of their neighbors, until in the late 80s each bought a self binder". (6) I remember the Arnels as we used to visit them. He got some neighbors to help and hand dug a ditch stright out to the Mohawk, draining a good sized duck pond that had run all the way to Marcola. Clinton Arnel passed away in 1927 at the age of 89. His wife, Lydia, passed away in 1932 at the age of 87". (6, Eugene Morning Register)
THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5-25-1906 [Curt Irish collection]: S. P. LEASES LAND FOR SAWMILL SPUR AT MARCOLA Papers for the lease of the right-of-way for the Southern Pacific Company's spur through C. Arnel's place on the Mohawk to the site of the company's proposed new sawmill were filed with the county clerk yesterday afternoon. The contract calls for a strip of land 30 feet wide and the annual rental is to be $100. The company agrees, upon the removal of the timber from the land and the abandonment of operations, to remove the railroad track and restore the land to its original condition. The contract specifies that construction work on the spur shall begin within three months from the date of signing the papers.
1927 Jul 22: Death Certificate of Clinton Arnel; State Reg No 322, Local Reg No 3; died in Marcola, Lane Co., OR, Residence of Marcola 40 yrs; Date of birth 3 Oct 1838 in Missouri; wife Mrs. Lydia; age at death 88y 9m 19d; Father, Armstrong Arnel, birthplace unknown, mother's name unknown, Informant Mrs. Lydia Arnel Marcola, Or. Dr. Kester. Burial Marcola 24 Jul 1927, Undertaker Marion & Veatoh, Eugene.
From the Marcola obituary collection of Curtis Irish, sent Jan 2007: REG-SUN -7-24-27 p12: OREGON PIONEER DIES - CLINTON ARNEL LIVED AT MARCOLA MANY YEARS - Clinton Arnel, 89, who crossed the plains to Oregon in 1853, died at his home at Marcola Friday night. He was born in Missouri and after crossing the plains to Oregon settled in Benton county. He was married in 1866 and he and his wife lived in California three years before moving to the Mohawk valley where he lived until his death. Survivors include his widow, two sons, M.J. of Marcola and A.J. of Alturas, Cal., and one daugh- [end of clipping]
PIONEER OF 1853 DIES AT MARCOLA (Guard-Sat. 7-23-27 p3) Clinton Arnel, pioneer of Oregon died at his home at Marcola last evening. He was born in Missouri in 1838 crossing the plains to Oregon in 1853 and settling in Benton county. In 1866 he married Lydia Pike. Three years were spent by them in California, after which they settled in the Mohawk valley and have been residing here continuously ever since. Besides Mr. Arnel's wife, who is 86 years old, he is survived by two sons, M.J. Arnel of Marcola and A.J. Arnel of Alturas, Cal., and by one daughter, Mrs. A.L. Evans of Marcola. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, July 24 at the Woodman hall at Marcola at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Norman Workman. Interment will be in the Marcola cemetery. Veatch chapel of Eugene has charge of arrangements. [The Eugene Guard, 23 Jul 1927, p. 3] [also from Curtis Irish]
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