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Biography of James Philip Murray

James Philip Murray. The largest institution of its kind in Kansas City, Kansas, is the Murray Baking Company. As a business it is one of the considerable assets of the community. Its product is known and appreciated by thousands of customers. The business affords employment, and on other grounds could hardly be left out of any list of leading enterprises. The business also had a human interest, since the plant is the outgrowth and product of the technical ability and the energy of one man, James P. Murray. Mr. Murray came to America some thirty-five years ago, poor in worldly goods but with a remarkable vitality and an eagerness and resolution to make something of himself. There is a heightened interest in his success because of the fact that he is a baker by accident rather than by deliberate choice. However, before taking up his experiences and activities in this country something should be said of his birth and family connections. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, near the Town of Dungannon, May 16, 1864, youngest of the eleven children of Philip and Margaret (Irwin) Murray. His father was both a farmer and a freighter, and in the days before railroads were built in Ireland he hauled a great amount of freight in wagons. He and his wife spent all their lives in the old country, where he died in 1871 and his wife in 1896. The privileges of education in Ireland were chiefly limited to families of means. James P. Murray did the best he could with his schooling, and after arriving at years of discretion he...

Biography of Robert N. McMillen, M. D.

Robert N. McMillen, M. D. Doctor McMillen began the practice of medicine in Kansas thirty-five years ago, and was among the first physicians in Pratt County. Much of his early practice was among the pioneer homes of that section. For seventeen years his home and offices have been at Iola, and he still carries the burden of a heavy practice at that city. Doctor McMillen represents Scotch ancestry, who came to America many years ago and were pioneers in the State of Kentucky. His grandfather Robert McMillen was a native of Kentucky, was a farmer there, and met his death as a result of accident. Isaac McMillen, the father of Doctor McMillen, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1826. He grew up in that state, and was early attracted into a profession which engaged the services of many men in the early half of the last century just as railroading does today. He became a steamboat captain, piloting boats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers from St. Louis to New Orleans and also from Pittsburg to St. Louis. For a number of years he had his home at Bellaire, Ohio, in Belmont County. He married there, and his death occurred at Bellaire March 23, 1857. The cause of his death was smallpox. In politics he was a democrat. Captain McMillen married Margaret J. Davis, who was born at Bellaire, Ohio, in 1836. By her marriage to Captain McMillen she had three children: Doctor McMillen; Jacob, who is a plasterer living at Preston in Pratt County, Kansas; and Charles Vincent, who died in 1857, at the age of...

Biography of William Geiser

William Geiser. An impressive illustration of what may be accomplished through industry, sobriety and persistent endeavor is furnished in the career of William Geiser, one of the well known oil producers of the Mid-Continent field and the directing head of the Geiser & Bogue Machine Shops at Neodesha. Without aid and relying solely upon his own inherent energy, perseverance and sound judgment, he had worked his way upward from the very bottom of the ladder, and had built up a business that is highly creditable to himself and the community of which he is a worthy member. While he had been so doing, Mr. Geiser had not been unmindful of the needs of the community, for on various occasions he had contributed cheerfully of his time and abilities to the furtherance of civic welfare movements, and in positions of trust had rendered services to the city of his adoption that have been of incalculable value. Mr. Geiser was born at Sasbachwalden, Baden, Germany, May 23, 1847. His father died when he was still a small child, and when he was seven years old he was brought to the United States by his mother, Mrs. Helena Geiser, who was born in Germany and died a. York, Pennsylvania, in 1886. William was the youngest of three children, the others being: Mary, deceased, who was the wife of the late Henry Schum of York, Pennsylvania; and Anthony, who still reaides in that city and is now retired from active pursuits. The family was in very modest circumstances, but the mother bravely endeavored to give her children the advantages of an education, and...

Adams, Colletta Delores – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Colletta Delores Adams, 88, formerly of Elgin and La Grande, died Saturday at home in Southlake, Texas. Viewing will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Recitation of the holy rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elgin. Burial will follow at the Elgin Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, Texas, at noon on April 26. Colletta was born Feb. 10, 1920, to Joseph and Catherine Schmidt Bodenschatz in Wilmore, Pa. She grew up in Wilmore and graduated from high school there. On Sept. 4, 1944, she married James Adams in Wilmore. They were married for almost 47 years until his death in 1991. In 1953, she and her family moved to Elgin. Although she moved to Texas in 2003 to live with her son and his family, she always considered the Grande Ronde Valley her home. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society in Elgin. In her later years, she was a member of the Southlake Senior Center and St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine, Texas. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing and other crafts. She was often called on to hem a pair of pants or a dress at the last minute. She enjoyed cooking and baking and for many years baked pies for Snyder’s Café. Her homemade rolls were enjoyed by many each year at St. Mary’s annual...

McGranahan, Thomas H. – Obituary

Death came peacefully this afternoon [April 14, 1928] to Thomas H. McGranahan, retired Ellensburg business man, who was stricken with an acute heart attack last Monday night. His health, however, had been poor for the last year or two, especially since the death of Mrs. McGranahan a year ago.. Mr. McGranahan, who was born in Jamestown, PA., April 11, 1852, had resided in Ellensburg since 1901, and formerly was associated with A. C. Butler in the grocery business here. Prior to that he was proprietor of a bank and general merchandise store at Delta, Colorado. The funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday from the residence of his son, C. C. McGranahan, on West Ninth Street. [IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1810 Index Cambria Twp, Conemaugh Twp & Allegheny Twp Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1810 Index Cambria Twp, Conemaugh Twp & Allegheny Twp Hosted at Cambria County, PA Genealogy 1800 – 1930 Census Records Hosted at BlCartwright Allegheny Township Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1820 Census Index Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1820 Census 1 of 2 1820 Census 2 of 2 Hosted at Cambria County, PA Genealogy 1800 – 1930 Census Records Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1830 Census Index Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Index of 1830 Cambria County Census Records Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide Hosted at Cambria County, PA Genealogy 1800 – 1930 Census Records 1840 Cambria County, Pennsylvania Census Records...

Cambria County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Cambria County PAGenWeb Project 1889 Croyle Township Ahavath Achim Cemetery All Faiths Mausoleum Cemetery Amish Bishop Joseph Eash Cemetery Amsbry Union Cemetery Angus Hill Cemetery Assumption of the BVM Cemetery Bakerton Methodist Cemetery Bartlebaugh Cemetery Baum (Revolutionary) Cemetery Baumgardner Cemetery Beaver Valley Cemetery Belsano Faith U. M. Cemetery Belsano U. M. Cemetery Bennington Cemetery Benshoff Hill Cemetery Berkley Hills Cemetery Bethel CemeteryBeulah Cemetery Blough Cemetery Brown Cemetery Brown & Devlins Cemetery Cambria Mills Cemetery Caroff Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Chest Springs Union Cemetery Cole’s Crossroads Cemetery Coleman Cemetery Colver Cemetery Corpus Christi Cemetery County Cemetery Cover Cemetery Decker Cemetery Dempsie Cemetery Dunkard Cemetery Dunlo United Methodist Cemetery Dunmyer Cemetery Dutch Run Cemetery Edwards Family Cemetery Edwards Memorial Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Faith E.U.B. Cemetery First Finnish Ev. Lutheran Cemetery Ford Cemetery Forest Lawn Cemetery Foust Cemetery Franciscan Cemetery Gallaher-Douglass Cemetery Giffin Hill Cemetery Goodridge Cemetery Gossard Cemetery Grandview Cemetery Grass Hill Cemetery Headrick Cemetery Henry Dunmire Jr. Farm Cemetery Hill Rest Cemetery Historic Angus Cemetery Hoffman Family Cemetery Hoffman Cemetery Holy Ascension of Christ Cemetery Holy Ascension Ukrainian Cemetery Holy Cross Cemetery Holy Cross Polish Cemetery Holy Family Cemetery Holy Name, New Cemetery Holy Name, Old Cemetery Holy Spirit Cemetery Holy Trinity Byzantine Cemetery Holy Trinity Greek Catholic Cemetery Horner Cemetery Hungarian Lutheran Ref. Cemetery Hungarian Reformed Cemetery Immaculate Conception Cemetery Independent Cemetery Ivison Cemetery John Miller Cemetery Kring #1 Cemetery Kring #2 Cemetery Kunkle Cemetery Lamar Cemetery Laurel Hill Cemetery Laurel...

Biography of Mark D. Mitchell

Mark D. Mitchell, who was born at Franklin, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1871, is a lawyer by profession, but has used his legal knowledge chiefly to further his interests and those of his associates as an oil producer in Kansas. He has operated in various fields both East and West, and is now one of the prominent business men of Independence. His father, John L. Mitchell, was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, in 1836, a son of Thomas Mitchell, also a native of Pennsylvania, but who died at Ashtabula, Ohio. John L. Mitchell died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1898, having spent most of his life in that city, where he was a banker, a prominent citizen, and a leader in the republican party. He married Harriet Raymond, who was born at Utica, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and died at Franklin in January, 1915. Their children were: John R., a banker at St. Paul, Minnesota; Lida, who lives at Cleveland, Ohio; Mark D.; Thomas, an oil producer living at Franklin, Pennsylvania; Lynn, a banker at St. Paul, Minnesota. Mark D. Mitchell graduated from the high school of Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1890 and then entered Amherst College, where he completed the regular course and graduated Bachelor of Science in 1894. His education was continued in the New York Law School, from which he holds the degree LL. B., granted him in 1896. For about two years after leaving university he engaged in various occupations, but since 1898 has been identified almost altogether with the oil industry. He was an operator in Pennsylvania fields, but since 1907 has had his home at Independence, Kansas....
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