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Wiechert, Leonard A. – Obituary

Leonard A. Wiechert, 81, a former Baker City resident, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital at Prineville. His memorial service was Wednesday, March 5, at the Prineville Funeral Home. Curt Viles officiated. There was a fellowship gathering after the service. Cremation was by the Prineville Heritage Crematory under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home. Mr. Wiechert was born on Sept. 11, 1921, at Appleton City, Mo., to Gus and L.V. Short Wiechert. He grew up in the country in Missouri where he worked on the farm with his father. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While serving at New Guinea he got sick with malaria and Srubtyphus. Out of the original 150 men in his company, he was one of 13 who survived the war. After his time in the service he met Rada Ward in Missouri. The couple were married on Sept. 15, 1949, at Cashmere, Wash. They moved to Baker City for 15 years and then to Prineville, where they raised their family for the past 38 years. Mr. Wiechert had worked for several local lumber mills in Prineville. Mr. Wiechert enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, collecting spoons, making ice cream and fixing things. Survivors include his wife, Rada Wiechert of Prineville; a son, Kenneth, and his wife, Susan Wiechert, of Germany; daughters, Teena, and her husband, Dan Viles of Prineville, and Kathi Wiechert of Bend; granddaughters, Sarah Viles, Breana and her husband, Cody Richardson, Amanda and her husband, Samual Jett, Hannah Wiechert, and Esther Wiechert; a grandson, Joshua Wiechert; great-granddaughter, Nina Richardson; and three nieces and one...

Biography of Prof. Robert Allyn Reed

Prof. Robert Allyn Reed. It is not given to every individual to find a business career that is entirely congenial. The musical genius too frequently finds that circumstances produce for him an environment in the necessary pursuits of every day life that is not satisfying and that bars him from progress and happiness. Happily, however, this has not been the experience of Prof. Robert Allyn Reed, of Coffeyville, who has achieved great success through a broad and comprehensive training and the possession of exceptional inherent talent, and who, as proprietor of the New York School of Music, occupies a very important place in musical circles of Kansas. Professor Reed was born February 14, 1871, at Troy, Madison County, Illinois, and was named for Dr. Robert Allyn, who was dean at that time of the Illinois State Normal School. On the paternal side he is of Scotch ancestry, and on the maternal of German descent, the Reeds being of an old Maine family. Professor Reed’s branch is of colonial origin and dovetails with the ancestry of Speaker Thomas Brackett Reed. Andrew D. Reed, the father of Professor Reed, was born in 1832, in Maine, and as a young man removed to Illinois, where he was married. He became a teacher of mathematics and law in the State Normal School at Lebanon, Illinois, but too close devotion to the duties of the schoolroom, and the attendant confinement of such a position, caused his health to break down and he was advised to seek a different climate. Accordingly, in 1872, he removed to Appleton City, Missouri, where he established the first dry...

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