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Biography of Olney N. Morse

The subject of this sketch, who was one of the argonauts of 1849, was born in Westfield, Chautauqua county, New York, December 4, 1826, and is the son of William and Lydia Ford Morse. During his early years he resided on his father’s farm, and received his...

Biography of Melvin Fenwick

A true pioneer, a man of exemplary standing and life, possessed of capabilities and qualities of worth, the estimable gentleman of whom we now speak, is entitled to representation in the volume of Harney county’s history. His parents, Alexander and Nancy (Long)...

Biographical Sketch of John Hosking

John Hosking, the son of James and Jane Hosking, is a native of Cornwall, England, born February 22, 1839, and there reared a miner. He immigrated to California in August 1867, coming by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. He first worked in the mines in Tuolumne...

Buena Vista Tribe

Buena Vista Indians (Spanish: pleasant view ). A descriptive name applied to one or more Shoshonean or Mariposan tribes living on Buena Vista lake, in the lower Kern River Drainage, California. By treaty of June 10, 1851, these tribes reserved a tract between Tejon Pass and Kern River, and ceded the remainder of their land to the United States.

Hesner, Elton Ellis – Obituary

Elton Ellis Hesner, 77, a former Pleasant Valley and Sumpter resident died on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Jackson, Calif. A graveside service was held on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Martell. Interment followed the...

Smith, Dora D. Mrs. – Obituary

Dora D. Smith, 73, of Ione, Calif., died Sept. 13, 2001, at Lodi, Calif. Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born on Dec. 19, 1927, at Driggs, Idaho. She had lived at Ione for the past 10 years. She had been employed...
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