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Biography of Dawson W. Cooley

Dawson W. Cooley is president of the Oxford Bank in Sumner County. His home has been in Kansas for upwards of half a century, and while his years have been chiefly employed in the banking business, he has also identified himself with various other enterprises for the good and upbuilding of this state. Mr. Cooley is one of the surviving veterans of the great Union army during the Civil war. He served during the first two years of that struggle in one of the noted regiments of New York State. His enlistment was in Company C of the Ninth New York Volunteer Infantry, known as the Hawkins Zouaves. It was a two-year regiment, and its arduous service was indicated by mention of the more prominent battles in which it was engaged, as follows: Big Bethel, Virginia, the capture of Hatteras on Roanoke Island, Elizabeth City, Newbern, Camden, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Suffolk. Mr. Cooley was with his regiment in all these movements and campaigns, and at the expiration of his enlistment returned home and for a short time was in the employ of the Erie Railway Company. He then went to Nashville, Tennessee, and was in the military railroad service of the Federal Government until the close of the war. He was born on a farm near Attica in Wyoming County, New York, August 11, 1839, being the oldest of the five children of John B. Weltha A. (Winchester) Cooley. His parents were also natives of New York State. His grandfather, Grove Cooley, came from Connecticut into eastern New York and later removed to the western part of...

Biography of James Duncan Millar Crockett

James Duncan Millar Crockett. Modern business and industry have developed specialists in various lines, and one of the professions that had arisen to meet the increasing demands of business efficiency is that of public accountancy. One of the best known public accountants of the State of Kansas is J. D. M. Crockett, who had done much to organize and extend the field of public accountancy in this state. He is a member of the firm Crockett, Couchman & Company, certified public accountants, now having offices in New York, St. Louis, Kansas City and Topeka. Mr. Crockett was born near the Town of Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, July 2, 1868, next to the oldest in a family of eleven children, whose parents were Duncan Ross and Ellen (Robertson) Crockett. Both parents were born in Nova Scotia. Duncan Ross Crockett was born in 1843, had a thorough classical training, and on coming to the United States first located in Boston and then entered the Center Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Danville, Kentucky. On his admission to the ministry he was sent out to the Texas frontier during the early ’70s, and from 1878 to 1883 had a church in Canada. For the sake of his health he was advised to locate in Missouri, and he was pastor of several churches there, but died while pastor of the church at Ardmore, Indian Territory. His death occurred November 2, 1892. His widow, who was born in 1850, is now living with a son, also a minister, at Pleasant, Missouri. The first educational advantages enjoyed by James Duncan Millar Crockett were...

Tremain, Frieda June Thudium Mrs. – Obituary

Frieda June Tremain, 86, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 8, 2005, at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove. A celebration of Frieda’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings McCall Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. Frieda was born June 12, 1919, at St. Catherine, Mo., to Edward Thomas Thudium and Nellie Rose Baker Thudium. She was raised and educated at Brookfield, Mo., and was a 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School. She then attended Kirksville Missouri State Teachers College. After receiving her teachers certificate she taught in one-room schools. She married Robert Ell “Bob” Tremain on June 20, 1938, at Moberly, Mo. The couple later moved to California in 1941, where she worked for Woolworth’s department store, later becoming the manager. In 1950 they moved to Baker City, where she organized and taught a kindergarten class for two years and then taught second grade for many years for the Baker School District. Frieda continued her schooling at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Frieda was a member of the Oregon Education Association, the Baker City Retired Teachers Association, the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She also had worked with the Rainbow Girls. While raising her children, Frieda served as a Boy Scout den mother for several years. Among her special interests, she enjoyed spending time with her family from Missouri, traveling in her RV, spending time at the Oregon Coast and crossword puzzles. Her...

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