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Biography of A. J. Whitmore

A. J. Whitmore is an old timer in Kansas, having been identified with this state most of the time since 1885. He has been well known both in business and in public affairs, and for a number of years has lived in Tepeka. He was born in Lake County, Illinois, in 1859. His father William D. Whitmore was born in Seneca County, Ohio, in 1836, a son of James Whitmore, who was born in Lockport, New York, in 1794. James Whitmore was an early settler in Ohio, and in 1837 took his family to Illinois and secured a homestead in the extreme northeastern part of the state, not far from Chicago. He died on his old homestead in 1877 at the advanced age of eighty-three. James Whitmore married Martha McNitt. They became the parents of four sons and one daughter. William D. Whitmore at the age of twenty-one married Ann C. Bangs of Lake County, Illinois, a daughter of Herman Bangs. She was a lineal descendant from Edward Bangs who came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1623. A son of Edward was Arthur, who in turn became the father of James, and the latter the father of Herman Bangs, the father of Mrs. William D. Whitmore. William D. Whitmore joined the Union army very early in the Civil war. He enlisted in Company B of the Ninety-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry under Col. Thomas E. Champion. His regiment was attached to General Grainger’s Reserve Corps. His regiment was also in active service with General Thomas and at the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain near Atlanta, Georgia, on June 20, 1864, William D....

John A. Todd of Chatsworth IL

John A. Todd7, (William6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 29, 1837, died about 1885. He married and removed to Chatsworth, Livingston County, Ill. Children: 1654. Daughter, d. when about 18 years of age. 1655. Daughter, d. young of diphtheria. 1656. Son, d. young of diphtheria. 1657. Daughter, she lived at one time in Chicago,...

Lewis, Pauline Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Pauline Lewis, 84, of Baker City, died June 6, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck at Geiser Pollman Park after the service. In case of bad weather, the potluck will be moved to 2750 College St. Pauline was born in a farm home at Onarga Township, Ill., on May 25, 1920. Her mother died when she was young so she and her sisters went to live with their paternal grandmother in Campbellsburg, Ind., for four years. Afterward, the oldest sister, Leona, stayed in Indiana with an aunt and uncle. Pauline and her other two sisters moved to Chatsworth, Ill., for five years, where each lived with a different family. Then the 16-year-old Pauline and her youngest sister moved to West Chicago, Ill., where she maintained her father’s household. Her daily chores included fixing meals on a wood-burning stove, pumping and carrying water from a well 300 feet from the house, washing clothes with lye soap on a washboard in a galvanized tub, drying laundry on an outside clothesline, and ironing clothes with Sad Irons heated on the wood stove. Preparing meals for the family laid the foundation for her lifelong love of cooking and baking. At 20, Pauline married Lawrence D. Lyman of West Chicago, Ill., a father of three sons from a previous marriage. Over the next 15 years, five children were added to the family. When the...

Biography of Harry E. Coulter

Harry E. Coulter. One of the old and reliable business establishments of Chanute which has enjoyed a steadily increasing patronage ever since the time of its inception is the Coulter Transfer and Storage Company, in which two generations of a family have been interested. Founded by the father, the policy, of the business under his direction was based upon strict honesty and honorable principles, and this same course has been followed by the son. The present owner of the business is Harry E. Coulter, a man of broad and diversified experience in business, and a citizen who has contributed through his activities to the material and business welfare of the city of his adoption. Mr. Coulter was born at Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, May 9, 1867, and is a son of W. J. and Jane (Ririe) Coulter. He belongs to a family which has resided in this country from Colonial days, when the original emigrant from Germany located in Pennsylvania. W. J. Coulter was born in 1834, in Pennsylvania, and was reared in the Keystone state, where he received a public school education. He was still a young man when he moved to Ohio, and while there was married and engaged in farming in the vicinity of Coshocton, subsequently removing to farming land in Livingston County, Illinois, not far from the town of Chatsworth. While living there, the Civil war came on, and Mr. Coulter answered the call of a combined spirit of adventure and patriotism and enlisted in an Illinois regiment of volunteer infantry. With this organization he continued to serve during the period of the struggle, making...

Hurt, Homer C. – Obituary

Homer C. Hurt, 87, a longtime resident of Baker City and Richland, died Oct. 9, 2002, at Physician’s Hospital at Reno, Nev. His ashes were buried with his wife, Ruth, Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Hurt was born on May 22, 1915, at Chatsworth, Ill. Survivors include his son, David Hurt of Sparks, Nev.; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, of Baker City; and a daughter, Marilyn “Joy” Stover of Decatur, Ala. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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