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Wilson, Freda Jones – Obituary

LaGrande, Oregon Freda Jones Wilson, 84, of Quartzite, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande, died May 10 at her home. Burial was at the Cove Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wilson was born June 14, 1921, to Jedediah Lunt and Genevieve Mitchell Jones in Cedar City, Utah. On August 13, 1935, she married Simeon Presley Wilson in Maysvale, Utah. She worked as a licensed practical nurse before her retirement. She was a member of the Seventh-day-Adventist Church and enjoyed sewing. Survivors include children, Presley Duane Wilson of Boise, Freda Carol Meharry of Meridian, Idaho, and Georgia Lorraine Vaughan of Quartzsite; a sister, Thurma Brown of Upland, Calif., three half-sisters; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband and four sisters died earlier. The Observer Online, week ending June 3, 2006 Published June 5,...

Biography of Alexander Keir, Jr.

Alexander Keir, Jr., a farmer near San Bernardino, is a Scotchman, and was born in Glasgow. His father, Alexander Keir, Sr., was a coal miner, and was born in Scotland, in 1815. His mother, Marion (King) Keir, was born in Scotland in 1814. They came to this country in 1848 and stopped at St. Louis. They had eight children, the subject of this sketch being the third. The oldest, William, was scalded to death in Scotland; one sister, Elizabeth, died of cholera in St. Louis, in 1849; the youngest sister, Espy, was bitten by a snake. In 1850 Mr. Keir crossed the plains with an ox team and cows from Salt Lake, in a train consisting of ten wagons, which was called the “Scotch train.” They tarried two years at Cedar City, 250 miles south of Salt Lake, and left there September 15, 1853, for California, where they arrived November 15, of the same year. Mr. Keir took up a piece of what he thought was Government land in Los Angeles County, but was obliged to surrender it later to Mr. Workman. In 1854 he came to San Bernardino County and bought twelve acres on Base Line, one mile east of San Bernardino, at $15.50 per acre. He now owns a fine tract of 100 acres, devoted to fruit, vegetables and general farm products; he also owns a valuable property on Third and D streets, and his father owns valuable property on Second Street, Santa Monica. Mr. Keir was married in 1869, to Miss Mary Parrish, a native of Iowa, the daughter of Ezra Parrish, of New York State....

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