Doctor Harvey Kimball Hines

Male 1828 - 1902  (73 years)

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  • Name Doctor Harvey Kimball Hines 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 21 Jul 1828  Winfield, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1902  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I120883149569  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2008 

    Father James Hines 
    Mother Betsey Round,   b. 18 Apr 1783, Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1862, Delta Center, Eaton County, MIichigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F109652769167  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Angeline Bryant,   b. Abt 1829 
    Married Abt 1851 
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F109652769169  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Graves,   b. 1828,   d. 29 Jun 1890, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1852  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F109652769172  Group Sheet

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    • CAREER OF DR. H.K. HINES (Transcribed by H.J. Peters, third great gr andnephew of H.K. Hines, from the Oregonian, January 20, 1902)

      His Pioneer Services to the Methodist Church

      Friends Regret Passing Away of Man Who Devoted His Life to Church Work

      While not unexpected, the news of the death of Rev. H.K. Hines, DD, wh ich occurred yesterday morning at 2:45 o'clock at his home at Portsmout h, on the Peninsula, was received with the deepest regret. His death wi ll come as a personal loss to thousands in the Pacific Northwest. Yest erday only preliminary arrangements could be made for the funeral. How ever, it is expected the services will be held in the Taylor-Street Met hodist Church, of which he was the first pastor, about 50 years ago. Th e Portland Methodist Ministerial Association will have immediate charge o f the funeral, but all ministers of the city will be invited to partici pate. Rev. A.J. Joslyn, now of Tacoma, with whom Dr. Hines was closely a ssociated in the pioneer work of the Methodist church in Eastern Oregon a nd Eastern Washington, will preach the funeral discourse. J.K. Gill w ill select the active and honorary pallbearers from among the prominent c itizens of Portland. It is expected that the interment will be in the L ee cemetery at Salem.

      The Pioneer Association will take part. Dr. Hines was supreme comman der of the Pioneers of the Pacific, and a delegation of the Supreme Enc ampment will attend the funeral in a body from Pendleton. Yesterday a g reat many people went to Portsmouth to extend their sympathy to Mrs. Hi nes. Dr. Hines was sick but little over one week. He caught a severe c old, which quickly terminated in an acute attack of la grippe. He suff ered severely. Wednesday he expressed a desire that he might die in pr eference to a lingering illness. Up to the past two years he enjoyed r obust health, and had often remarked that he had never been ill a day, b ut it could be seen that he was aging fast, although his mind was as vi gorous as ever. He had planned an extended literary work that would ha ve taxed the energies and strength of a much younger man.

      His last public address was in the University Park Church, where he de livered a New Year's sermon.


      Dr. Hines Was Presiding Elder Over an Extensive District

      Dr. Hines was purely self-made. His education was acquired in the wil derness. He enjoyed the advantages of only a few months of schooling i n the common schools, and yet his attainments were wide and thorough, n ot only along the lines of preacher, but in other directions. Dr. Hine s was always a pioneer. He was a pioneer before he was transferred to O regon Conference in 1852 [the official transfer was in Dec. 1852; he we nt to Oregon "in an emigrant wagon" in 1853], and he then entered on a p ioneer work, being the first pastor of Taylor-Street Church. There is h ardly a charge in the Willamette Valley and in most of Washington that h e has not served either as pastor or presiding elder. His later and pe rhaps most important work was the planting of the Methodist church in E astern Oregon and Eastern Washington and Idaho. He was made presiding e lder in that district in the '70's, with headquarters at Walla Walla. A t that time the only method of transportation was by stage coach, wagon a nd horseback. Dr. Hines traveled mainly by a stout buggy. There were n o trails and wagon roads in that part of the state that he did not trav erse by his own conveyance. The Thomas and Ruggles wagon road came dir ect from Walla Walla into the Grand Ronde Valley. Also the old immigra nt road, afterwards superseded by the Meacham road, were the roads he u sually drove over in a buggy with his wife and daughter. These trips w ere made in the storms of winter, as well as in the summer, in this way . But Dr. Hines has frequently said that the happiest time of his life w as when he was driving through the Blue Mountains, sleeping under the s tarry heavens and spreading boughs of the mighty pine trees. Two years a go he drove, with Mrs. Hines, from Pendleton through to Boise City, and t hence to Lewiston and back to Pendleton. All the way he would point ou t innumerable spots where he had camped by night many years ago when pr esiding elder, and when on the rounds of his district, which now compri ses the mighty Inland Empire. He drank in the beauties of the mountain s and valleys of Eastern Oregon with a delight that cannot be expressed , and weaved them into his sermons and public addresses. While traveli ng with his wife and daughter in a buggy in Idaho in a blinding snow st orm he became lost. He tried to find the road, but could not. He disc overed that he had been driving in a circle for some time. Fortunately h e managed to reach the nearest house.


      Dr. Hines Tried to Plant a Great School East of the Mountains

      In that district every door was open to Dr. Hines, as they had been in t he Willamette Valley and Western Washington before he was sent up there t o blaze the way for the present three conferences which have developed o ut of the single district over which he was presiding elder. At La Gra nde the church he founded was started in the old "O.K. Store," in the o ld town. The building has long since been displaced by a handsome chur ch edifice. Here he and Rev. G.W. Adams labored zealously for several y ears. Rev. A.J. Joslyn was his co-laborer in that district. The two w ere close friends and valiant ministers of the Methodist church. Dr. H ines was projector of the Blue Mountain University, with Hon. Daniel Ch aplain and other prominent citizens. His dream was to establish a univ ersity in Eastern Oregon similar to the Willamette University. Ground w as secured and a building of brick was erected. For a time the institu tion prospered, but success was not to crown the effort, although it wa s no fault of Dr. Hines. He labored, sacrificed and prayed, but the bu rden was too great. When the cornerstone of the Blue Mountain Universi ty was laid, July 4, 1872, Dr. Hines delivered the oration. He said, a mong other things on that occasion:
      "This is a mighty empire. I am looking forward to the time when the m ountains will yield up their treasures of gold, and these lovely valley s will become the homes of teeming thousands. Railroads will penetrate t he canyons of the Blue Mountains and the fertile valleys of Eastern Ore gon. You and I may not live to see that time, but it will come with th e certainty of fate. This will become the richest portion of the state . The mines of the mountains will be developed, and the valleys will b ecome smiling fields of grain."

      Dr. Hines did live to see his prediction fulfilled to the letter, alth ough the desire for the establishment of the university was not to be r ealized. Dr. Hines was nominated for Congress against John Whitaker, a nd made the canvass of the state, but was defeated. His work in Easter n Oregon and Washington was important in all lines.


      He Wrote Several Histories and Also the Life of Jason Lee

      Dr. Hines was a close student wherever he traveled. He began early co llecting material for the histories he prepared. Whenever he stopped a t a farmhouse, his leisure was spent in writing. When he was called to t he chair of editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate he was a ripe, flu ent writer. He was indeed a worthy successor to Thomas H. Pearne, I. D illon and Rev. Mr. Benson, who had gone before. He was editor for 12 y ears [actually just 8], and his work was always full of vigor. He spen t about nine years as lecturer on theology at the Willamette University a nd occupied the same position at the Portland University, retiring when t he latter institution became merged in the Willamette University.
      Outside of the historical books which he has published, Dr. Hines was a v oluminous writer on many topics. His services have ever been in demand a t the meetings of the pioneer associations in the various portions of t he state. His addresses were always characterized with breadth and cat holicity and force. He was a close thinker, and painstaking and method ical in whatever he undertook. Withal he was full of enthusiasm whenev er he entered on a work of any kind. He published a large history of O regon and also of Washington. His latest book, one on which he spent m any years, is the "Life and Services of Jason Lee." He put his best ef forts in the preparation of the material for this work, and in the writ ing. It was issued from the press in 1890. With Jason Lee and the oth er pioneers, whose lives he traces in the work, he was well acquainted. H e worked in the atmosphere of congeniality and friendship when he wrote o f them, for his own work was contemporaneous with theirs. Of the pione ers with whom he labored there now only remain the Rev. John W. Miller, o f East Portland; Rev. John Flinn, of Vancouver; Rev. I. Dillon, whom he s ucceeded as editor of the Pacific Advocate, and Rev. N. Doane, of Unive rsity Park, now very feeble and in precarious health.


      Dr. Hines Has Preserved His Papers and Addresses Covering 50 Years

      Dr. Hines was very methodical in his work. He preserved most of his p ublic addresses and many of his sermons delivered in the Northwest for t he past 50 years. It was his intention to issue his memoirs in book f orm. The work was well advanced. Much of the manuscript had been prep ared. It was his intention to open an office in the Falling building i n Portland, and then go ahead with his work and complete it for publica tion. It was to be an account of his life and experiences. Today was t he time when he expected that he would have been settled in his office a nd at work on the closing effort of his life. He was looking forward to t he time when he should be permitted to enter on the completion of this b ook with an absorbing pleasure, but this is not to be. Another hand mu st tell the story of his life. But this will be no difficult matter. H is manuscripts are said to be in good shape and it will not require muc h work to complete what he intended to do.
      Dr. Hines has many valuable manuscripts that will be of great help to t he future historian of the state. They are doubly valuable for the fine c ondition in which Dr. Hines left them, for he never touched anything in a h aphazard manner. He was careful and methodical. Nothing was left half d one. His life has been full of endeavor. He never had idle moments. No y oung man ever went to him for advice who came away empty-handed. His pe rsonal work is finished, but his work will live after him.
      Dr. Hines leaves one brother, J.W. Hines, in San Jose, Cal., also his s econd wife [actually third], and son James Hines. His first wife [actua lly second, his first wife died in NY in 1851] died in 1889 [actually 2 9 Jan 1890], and he was married to Mrs. C.M. Judkins nine years ago. Sh e is a pioneer woman, and the mother of T. C. Judkins, formerly Oregoni an correspondent at Washington, now an attorney of San Francisco. Mrs. L ua A. Cranston, his only daughter, died at Pendleton, last summer, afte r an illness of many years.

      From The Oregon Republican League, The Register Publishing Company, 189 6, page 222

      HINES, REV. H. K. [Editor inserted: Harvey Kimball Hines], of the Portl and University, was born in Herkimer County, New York, in 1828. He was l icensed to preach in the M. E. church at the age of nineteen. In Decemb er 1852, he as transferred to the Oregon conference. He was served in t his state nine years on stations, sixteen as presiding elder, one as co llege agent, eight as editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate, and the s ix as theological professor. He has been an active Republican. He was p resident of the territorial council of Washington and a member in 1864 a nd 1866, In 1876 he was a delegate from Oregon to national Republican c onvention. He has frequently been a member of conventions.

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