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Biography of Alonzo Leo Fitzporter, M. D.

Dr. Alonzo Leo Fitzporter, physician and surgeon of St. Louis, in which city he was born July 23, 1884, is a son of Dr. John L. Fitzporter, who passed away June 15, 1915, at the age of seventy-six years, having long figured prominently as a representative of the medical profession in this city. Dr. A. L. Fitzporter attended the parochial schools of St. Louis and afterward became a student in the St. Louis University, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1906 and then entered upon his medical course, winning his M. D. degree in 1910. Following his graduation he served for eighteen months as interne in the Alexian Brothers Hospital and in the St. Francis Hospital of Colorado Springs, Colorado. With his return to St. Louis he entered upon private practice and devoting his attention to the general work of the profession has made steady progress through the intervening years. He belongs to the St. Louis, Missouri State and American Medical Associations. During the World war he was a first lieutenant of the Medical Corps, stationed at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, volunteering for service in September, 1918, and receiving his honorable discharge in May, 1919. At Belleville, Illinois, February 8, 1911, Dr. Fitzporter was married to Miss Marie Krebs, a native of that place and a daughter of Otto and Mary (Guentz) Krebs. Dr. and Mrs. Fitzporter have become parents of a daughter, Mary Julia, born in Belleville, December 9, 1918. Of the Roman Catholic faith Dr. Fitzporter is identified with the cathedral and he belongs to the Knights of Columbus. His political...

Biography of Leonard R. Manley

The value of a useful trade, of making one’s energy count toward one thing, of forging steadily ahead, regardless of obstaeles and discouragements, finds emphatic expression in the life of Leonard R. Manley, president and manager of the Topeka Pure Milk Company, the largest concern dealing exclusively in milk in the State of Kansas. When Mr. Manley first came to Topeka, it was in a humble capacity, but he was a thorough master of his trade, and possessed the ambition, energy and ability to better and elevate himself, so that he had shapod his abilities to his needs, had made the most of his opportunities, and had finally taken his place among the leading business men of his adopted city. Mr. Manley was born at Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, September 29, 1873, one of the five children born to George F. and Anna (Reed) Manley, natives respectively of Indiana and Missouri. His paternal grandfather was Garlington B. Manley, a native of Indiana, who took his family to Kansas in 1860 and located in Coffey County on a farm. The activities of the border ruffians in the period of the first year of the Civil war, however, caused him to give up his new home and moved, in 1862 to Leavenworth County, where he resided until 1885. In the latter year he went to Jefferson County, and there continued to reside until his death in 1892, The grandfather was a man of many sterling traits of character, was an industrious and successful farmer, and a citizen who was active in the affairs of his community. He was a democrat in...

Fellers, Phillip L., Jr. – Obituary

Phillip Fellers Jr., 32, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Fort Dodge, died Thursday [August 11, 1988] of a gunshot wound at St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, with flag presentation by V.F.W. Post No. 1856. Survivors include his parents, Phil and Pat Fellers and Lorene E. and Kenneth Tegland, all of Fort Dodge; grandparents, T. P. and Kathryn Fellers, Fort Dodge; brothers Raymond Fellers, Douglas Fellers and Michael Tegland, all of Fort Dodge, and Michael Fellers, San Diego, Calif.; sisters Tina Meyer, Ames; Tina Fellers, Tonya Fellers and Rhonda Tegland, all of Fort Dodge. He was born in Fort Dodge; educated in Fort Dodge schools, and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1973. He worked as an auto mechanic in Fort Dodge, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1976-1979. He then returned to Fort Dodge, where he continued working as an auto mechanic. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1985. He worked as an auto mechanic there. Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of George H. Grimmell, M. D.

George H. Grimmell, M. D. One of the first graduates of medicine to set up in practice at Howard, Kansas, was Dr. George H. Grimmell, who rendered his first professional services in that section of Elk County thirty years ago. With the exception of about eight years spent at Onaga, Doctor Grimmell had been continuously in practice at Howard since 1898, and is accounted one of the most competent surgeons in that locality. The first authentic records of his ancestry is found in the annals of the first crusade of 1096, A. D. There was a Sir John Von Grimmell, who was one of the enthusiastic Germans who joined as followers of the Cross in the endeavor to wrest Jerusalem from the hands of the Moslems. The line of descent from this crusader is traced directly to Dr. George H. Grimmell of Kansas. There is also a coat of arms in the family, and it is a reproduction of Baron Grimmell’s insignia as found in the year 1555. The coat consists of shield, quarterings, mantling, helmet, coronet and crest. Those versed in the science of heraldry can find in this coat of arms significant traces of the original Von Grimmell’s services as a crusader. Doctor Grimmell gets his profession naturally, since for several generations the Grimmell family have produced capable medical practitioners. He is a grandson of Henry Charles Augustus Grimmell, who was born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany. He was given a liberal education and was learned in all the branches of science then included in the physician and surgeon’s arts. He practiced in Germany for some...

Biography of Herbert Miller

Herbert Miller, president of the State Bank of Admire, and one of the very successful and influential farmers, bankers and business men of Lyon County, is one of the comparatively few men who have passed their sixtieth birthday and who can claim nativity in the commonwealth of Kansas. Of good English stock, of people who settled in America before the American Revolution, he was born in Osage County, Kansas, February 26, 1856. His ancestors located in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, and it was there that his father Richard Miller was born in 1829. Shortly after his marriage he came to the United States in 1849, and after living five years in Wisconsin moved to Osage County, Kansas, in 1855 and in 1856, the year Herbert Miller was born, established a home on the frontier in what is now Lyon County, but was then Breckenridge County. He died there, after some years of activity as a farmer and stockman, in 1864. After becoming a citizen of the United States he voted the whig party until the organization of the republican party, and was a loyal adherent of that political faith. He was a strong temperance advocate before that cause was so popular as it is now, and was an active member of the Methodist Church. Though past the age for military service, he was a member of the Kansas State Militia during the Civil war, and was once called out during Price’s raid into Missouri. Richard Miller married Esther Schrivner, who was born in New Brunswick in 1830 and died in Lyon County, Kansas, in 1888. A brief...

Jennings, Eloise Foster Mrs. – Obituary

Eloise Jennings, 74, a longtime resident of Union, died Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Brandon of Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mrs. Jennings was born May 6, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A.C. and Lena M. “Radcliffe” Foster. She attended schools through the 11th grade in Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Companion Academy in Loveland, Colo. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. She taught grades 1-8 in Montrose, Colo. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Glenn Jennings in Cedaredge. In 1965 they moved to Union, where she took care of her home and children. Mrs. Jennings was very involved in her church and worked as a church clerk in the Cove Seventh-day Adventist. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Jennings was a friend to many. She and Glenn cared for her mother for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Glenn Jennings of Baker City; her children, Sharon Jeanette Simmons and her husband, Kent, of Bakersfield, Calif., Karen Marlene Hopper and her husband, Richmond, of College Place, Wash., and Daren Lee Jennings and his wife, Steffanie, of Caldwell, Idaho; a brother, Gene N. Foster of Brier, Wash.; grandchildren, Douglas Hopper, Zachary and Brian Simmons,...

Anderson, Josephine Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Josephine “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Monday at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be available later. The Observer – August 26, 2008 __________________________________________ Josephine Lois “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Aug. 25 at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at Grandview Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Jo was born June 23, 1925, to Daniel and Effie (Millican) Garinger in Omaha, Neb. She was educated in Colorado Springs and married West Anderson Nov. 11, 1943. They lived in various places and she owned and operated restaurants in Florence, Ariz., and in Oklahoma. In the late spring of 1974 the couple moved to La Grande. She worked various jobs. Her last, when she was in her 70s, was for Dave’s Grocery as the ice cream lady. Jo was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. The 700 Club and Billy Graham were a big part of her life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was known as the “QVC Queen’’ by her family. She gardened and canned and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Dan Anderson of La Grande and Jim Watson of Marion, Mont.; brothers, Dave Garinger of Spokane, Lloyd Garinger of Ritter and Harry Garinger of La Grande; sister, Pauline Henry of Wenatchee, Wash.; seven grandchildren; numerous...

Fray, Myrtle Mildred Minielly – Obituary

Myrtle fray, former long time Ellensburg resident, died in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be handled by Cotton Chapel with graveside services at 3 p.m. Thursday at the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may meet at the cemetery. The Rev. Donald Meekof will officiate and members of the American Legion will participate. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fray, Myrtle Mildred Minielly – Obituary

Myrtle M. Fray, 87, a Colorado Springs hat maker and musician, died Friday November 28, 1986 at a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel at the intersection of Fountain and Union boulevards. The Rev. Curtis Blair of Grace Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Ellensburg, Wash. IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Fray was born Oct. 13, 1899, in Ellensburg, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1965. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and belonged to 8/40 La Boutique Des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes. She is survived by one daughter, Cleo Jean Ives of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Myrtle was the daughter of George Minielly and Addie Ferguson. She was married to Claude Fray who died in 1965 in...

Meagher, Agnes – Obituary

Agnes Meagher, 85, formerly of 608 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] in Cheyenne Mountain Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born in Ellensburg, Aug. 8, 1895, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Heraty. She attended Ellensburg Normal School for one year, business college in Tacoma for two years, and worked as a legal secretary in Seattle for a number of years. She married Martin Meagher in Seattle, Aug. 21, 1929. He preceded her in death June 29, 1951. Mrs. Meagher was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. She is survived by one son, Thomas F. Meagher, of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Margaret Mary McGreevy of Pullman, and 16 grandchildren. Rosary will be read at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Fr. Richard Wuertz will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew’s Building Fund. Contributed by: Shelli...
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