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Kullman, Axel E. – Obituary

AN AGED CITIZEN PASSED TO HIS REWARD Axel E. Kullman was born in Sweeden, Sept. 18, 1853, and died at the home of his son Will, in Cherokee, where he was visiting on June 22 at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 4 days. Mr. Kullman was married to Augusta Johnson in Sweeden in the year 1878. To this union were born eight children; a daughter and his wife preceded him in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Roy Northrup of Monterey Park, Calif., Mrs. Olga Hodgdon of Sioux City, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood of Sac City, Axel and Will of Cherokee, and Arthur of Fort Dodge and Charley of Wall Lake. The funeral services were conducted from the home in Wall Lake on Wednesday afternoon, June 25. Rev. Louis Pruel, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Kullman was employed by the C.& N.W. Ry. 45 years and for several years was section foreman. About six years ago he retired and was placed on the railroad’s pension list. His life was gentle but his hand was never weary, his step never failed in caring for and ministering to those who were in any way dependent upon him. [From the Wall Lake Blade, No. 28 Fortieth year, July 2,...

Biographical Sketch of Franklyn Evans McClure

McClure, Franklyn Evans; asst. mgr. Ford Auto Co.; born, Mediapolis, Ia., Nov. 27, 1877; son of Isaac Newton and Susan Elizabeth Parrett McClure; graduate Parsons College, Iowa., 1899, Rush Medical College, 1903; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 26, 1905, Marjorie Balkley; one daughter, Marjorie Louise; served as asst. surgeon, Wisconsin N. G.; 1904, interne Cherokee, Ia., hospital; 1905-1906, practiced medicine in Neenah, Wis.; 1906-1910 practiced medicine in Detroit, Mich.; 1910, came to Cleveland as mgr. U. S. Motor Co.; member Chamber of...

Owens, Carolyn – Obituary

Union, Oregon Carolyn “Kay” Owens, 89, of Union died April 17 in Madras following a brief illness. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Union Cemetery. Loveland funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. She was born in Coos Bay to Cecil and Elizabeth (Cramer) Brown on May 18, 1917. She married Russell Kullman in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1937, and then C. H. “Slim” Coats in Antelope in 1942. Kay worked in retail sales and did drafting for the aircraft industry during World War II. She was an accomplished clothing buyer and retailer. She is survived by her son, Bill Kullman of Culver; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21,...

Biography of William H. Fife

WILLIAM H. FIFE. – This gentleman is a native of Otonabee, Petersburg county, Ontario, and is the third child of William and Mary Beckett Fife. He was born on the first of October, 1833. His father was a native of Kincardine, and came to Canada in 1820, following farming in that country. His mother was born January 20, 1811, in Ayrshire, Scotland, and came with her parents to Canada about 1820, and is still living with her youngest son on the old homestead in Petersburg county. Our subject resided on his father’s farm until he became sixteen years of age, and then went to Keen, Ontario, where he entered a general merchandise store as an apprentice, serving three years. He then clerked for John Ross & Co. in Port Hope for a year, and then entered into business for himself in Norwood, Ontario. He afterwards sold out and moved West, and, on hearing of the great gold excitement of the Caribou mines in 1862, came West to British Columbia via New York and the Isthumus of Panama. He arrived at the Caribou mines in June, 1862, and there followed mining for three years, after which he returned to Canada. After a short time he removed to Michigan, locating at the town of Vassar, where he engaged in the mercantile, hotel and lumber business for five years, after which he moved to Cherokee, Iowa, and again gave his attention to a merchandise store on an extensive scale. In 1873 he came to Washington Territory on a prospecting tour; and with keen foresight as to what the future city of Tacoma...

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