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Biography of Judge Glenn Alcorn

Judge Glenn Alcorn of Muskogee, who formerly occupied the bench of the county court and is now giving his attention to the practice of civil law, was born in Clark county, Kansas, June 10, 1886, a son of Steward Tackett and May (Cummings) Alcorn. The father was a farmer, devoting his life to that occupation. Judge Alcorn was educated in the schools of Perry, Oklahoma, the family removing to this state during his early boyhood. Later he attended the University of Iowa, from which he was graduated with the class of 1908, his broad literary learning serving as an excellent foundation for his later professional training. Entering the law department of the University of Michigan, he there qualified for the bar by a four years’ course, which he completed by graduation with the class of 1912. Immediately afterward he returned to Oklahoma, settling in Muskogee, where during the intervening period of nine years he has successfully engaged in practice, making steady progress in his profession, so that he now stands in the front rank among the able attorneys in his section of the state. In 1915 he filled the office of assistant county attorney and the following year was elected county judge. He made an excellent record on the bench by the fairness and impartiality of his decisions, but after some years retired, and resumed his private practice, which is now very extensive and of a most important character. On the 24th of October, 1915, in Vinita, Oklahoma, Judge Alcorn was married to Miss Lucille Milford. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons, the Elks and the Woodmen of...

Dielman, Byrdie “Opal” Shropshire Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Byrdie “Opal” Dielman, 85, died Sept. 12, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Care Center, where she had been a resident for three weeks. Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Opal, the first of six children of Robert David and Hazel Viola Fox Shropshire, was born on Jan. 14, 1917, at the family farm near Ashland, Kan., 50 miles south of Dodge City. She obtained her education there graduating as valedictorian of the Ashland High School class of 1935. She married Raymond “Ray” Charles Dielman, who also grew up in Ashland, on April 18, 1936. That summer the couple, along with another newlywed couple, Tom and Beth Window, migrated together in Ray’s Model A Ford to Boise, Idaho, where the couple’s first two children were born. In January 1943, the family moved to Baker City, where Ray had taken a job with the Railway Postal Service. In 1945, Ray shipped out to the South Pacific and Opal went to work for C. C. Anderson, a large department store in the 2100 block of Main Street. In 1951, she left the work force to have a third child, returning to work in 1956 as a timber resource clerk for the U. S. Forest Service until her retirement in 1975. Opal was a member of the United Methodist Church from her arrival in Baker City in 1943 until her death, serving many years as church treasurer. In the early 1950s Opal volunteered as an aircraft spotter atop Antlers Hotel as part of a nationwide early warning system...

Biographical Sketch of Emerson, George S.

George S. Emerson, dealer in general merchandise, opened trade in Dodge City in the spring of 1880, and carried on the start a stock of $6,000. He now carries a stock of $14,000 and employs six clerks. He engaged in the stock business in 1876, establishing a ranch in Clark County; has since sold his stock interests. He first settled on the Saline River, Saline County, Kansas, in 1869, where for a number of years he engaged in the stock business. Then went into the business of shipping buffalo bones in a large way, which he continued in connection with freighting until he came to Dodge City. He was born in Providence. R. I., July 18, 1844, and lived in that State until he came to Kansas. Enlisted in the fall of 1864 in Company D, Eleventh Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out in September, 1865. He was married in 1881 to Miss Annie Coffey, a native of Humboldt, Kansas. They have one son, Waldo S. Mr. Emerson has served in City Council two...

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