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Biography of Warren P. Elmer, M. D.

Dr. Warren P. Elmer, making a specialty of internal medicine, was born in Lodi, Ohio, October 1, 1879, a son of Warren Elmer, who was also a native of the Buckeye state and a representative of an old family of Ohio and New York. The Elmers are of English origin and the family was founded in America in 1650 by Edward Elmer, since which time representatives of the name have participated in the Colonial wars, the Revolutionary war and other military struggles, defending American Interests. Warren Elmer, Sr., was a breeder and stock raiser, who specialized in breeding and raising carriage horses and in this was very successful. He wedded Virginia White, a native of Ohio, who was descended from Vermont ancestry, and to a more remote period the ancestry is traced back to Peter White, who came over on the Mayflower and who was the father of Peregrine White, the first white child born in New England. The family was founded in Ohio during the latter part of the eighteenth century. The death of Warren Elmer occurred October 6, 1917, when he had reached the age of seventy-eight years and his wife died in November, 1918, at the age of seventy-four years. Dr. Elmer is the only survivor of a family of three children. He was educated in the public schools at Lodi, Ohio, in Stanford University of California and in the University of Michigan, which conferred upon him the M. D. degree in 1903. He was also graduated from the St. Louis University in 1905 with the Bachelor of Science degree. He entered upon professional work as...

Biography of T. W. Johnson

T. W. JOHNSON. There is no country in the world in which the march of civilization is more noticeable than America, where home life is at the highest ebb of refinement and moral excellence. In every branch of life is this noticeable, the homes in particular showing the delicate touch of the housewife whose keen sense of refinement leads her to command the best and most artistic class of furniture. All classes of furniture may be found at the emporium of T. W. Johnson, who is the largest and only exclusive dealer in furniture and sash and doors in this part of the State. He has been a resident of Harrison since June, 1876, coming from Bellefonte. On first coming to the State he located at Yellville, where he followed the trade of a carpenter for two years. In 1870 he came to this country from Copenhagen, Denmark, landing at Boston; from there he removed to Marshalltown, Iowa, where he worked at his trade one year, then to Grinnel, Iowa, two years, and then came to Arkansas. After coming to Harrison he followed contracting and building for some time and erected many of the most important business buildings and private residences of the place. He is still following this occupation, is a master mechanic, a careful and painstaking workman, and that this fact is realized is shown by the large number of contracts given him. In the fall of 1885 he embarked in the furniture business with a stock worth from $4,000 to $5,000, and his annual sales amounted to from $12,000 to $15,000. When he came to this...

Biographical Sketch of Peter Jensen

Jensen, Peter; baker; born Denmark; son of Jens Larsen and Johanne Anderson Jensen; educated, Denmark public schools, and took preliminary examination for University of Copenhagen; married, Cleveland, Dec. 20, 1900. Rosina Mae Donald; one child; in 1890, came to Cleveland from Copenhagen, Denmark; was occupied in various ways until five years ago, when he started a bakery and confectionary store in the East End; his business grew so rapidly that he moved to 2810 W. Madison Ave., for baking alone, disposing of his East End location; started a branch at 15611 Detroit Ave.; maintains a retail delivery in the neighborhood; belongs to First Church of Christ Science, having been healed from a so-called incurable disease in...

Schnebly, Marguerite Nelson – Obituary

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday [February 27, 1966] at Evanson’s Chapel for Mrs. Marguerite A. Schnebly, pioneer resident of the Kittitas Valley, who died Friday at Bernath’s Nursing Home Mrs. Schnebly, 80, was born August 8, 1885, in Copenhagen, Denmark and came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Nelson. They lived in the Fairview District until 1934, when she and her husband, Frank Schnebly, moved to Ellensburg to make their home at 101 W. Eighth The Schneblys were married September 27, 1905 in Ellensburg and Mr. Schnebly preceded her in death April 12, 1955. Mrs. Schnebly, who had been in ill health for the past year, was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women’s Circle, the Kittitas County Historical Society and was active in various community affairs for many years She is survived by a son, Henry J. Schnebly of Ellensburg; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Smith and Mrs. Loila Charlton, both of Ellensburg; a brother, John O. Nelson of Kittitas; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren The Rev. William R. Van Ness will officiate and funeral services and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1307 E. Third Contributed by: Sheli...

Burns, Olga Mrs. – Obituary

The body of Mrs. Olga Burns, who died at 3:15 Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bailey at 2432 Eleventh street, will be shipped this evening to Cambay, (Canby?) Oregon, where funeral services will be held at her old home. Mrs. Burns was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1864, and would have been 57 years old July 26. She came to the United States when a girl of 18, and move with her parents to Camby, (Canby) Oregon where they made their home. She had been a resident of Baker for the past 12 years, and had a large number of friends here. Death was caused by complications from heart trouble and dropsy. Besides her husband, James F. Burns, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Bailey and Miss Carrie Breckinridge, both of Baker, and a granddaughter, Miss Violet Clark, who also resides here. Source: The Baker Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 12, 1921, page 4 Contributed by: Sue...

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