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Biography of Alexander Stalker

In the days of the early development of south-eastern Idaho Alexander Stalker came to the state, and is therefore numbered among its pioneer settlers, but he has not only witnessed the changes that have since occurred, for in all that has tended to the development, progress and advancement of the section he has ever borne his part, and may therefore well be called one of the founders of his county and town. In later years he has been somewhat prominent in political affairs, and at all times he has been a loyal citizen, deeply interested in everything pertaining to the welfare of the community. A native of bonnie Scotland, Mr. Stalker was born November 21, 1829, and is of Scotch lineage, his parents, Robert and Janet (Tansh) Stalker, having also been natives of that land. They were married in Scotland and six children were born to them there. Their son Alexander preceded them to America, in 1848, and three years later the father, mother and three children, also crossed the Atlantic, taking up their abode on the boundary line between Monroe and Orleans counties, New York, about twenty miles from Rochester. There the father engaged in farming, but in Scotland he had been a merchant. After a time he returned to Scotland, disposed of his houses and other property there, and again became a resident of New York, whence he subsequently removed to Kansas. His wife and sons took passage on the Northern Indiana, and when crossing the lake the ship took fire and was burned to the water’s edge, but the passengers were saved. Mr. Stalker and his...

Simmons, Halroyd G. – Obituary

Halroyd G. Simmons, 88, died on Sunday, August 8, 2004 on Vashon Island, Washington. He was born in American Fork, Utah in 1916, and moved to Cameron, Montana in 1935 with his parents and two siblings. He attended Montana State college, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Hal and Helen Althouse were married in Bozeman in 1940. He served in the Navy during WWII and worked as an engineer until his retirement to a ranch in Richland, in 1979. While working as a plant engineer for the Asarco copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona, Hal was elected Mayor and during his tenure, Hayden was selected as an All-American city. In Hayden, Helen and Hal worked to improve educational and social access for the local Hispanic population. Hal loved the outdoors and lived an adventurous life filled with river running and camping trips. He loved Boy Scouting and was honored after decades of scouting service with the Silver Beaver Award. Hal had talents in many areas, including ceramics, wood and metal working and painting; he also played a passable harmonica and guitar. He is survived by his sister, Ann Rankin, his wife Helen, their four children, David, Halli, Evan and Ann, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the cemetery in Ennis, Montana in early October. Hal’s wife Helen may be contacted at 10421 S.W. Bank Road, No. 19, Vashon, WA, 98070. Tel. 206-463-0988. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City,Oregon, September, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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