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Eastdale Cemetery Records, Costilla County, Colorado

CLAPP Moudy C., b. 29 Dec. 1887, d. 14 Sept. 1900, ae. 12 yrs., 8 mos., 15 days. Born in Sanford, Conejos Co., Colorado. Child of Elija Clapp and Mary Nealson. William H., b. 19 May 1892, d. 19 May 1892. Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Son of Elija Clapp and Mary Nealson. DUNN Willard Oliver, b. 6 Jan. 1905, d. 18 Feb. 1905, ae. 6 weeks. Born in Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Son of Simeon Harmon Dunn and Annie Bulette Jensen. JENSEN Helena Sophia, b. 24 Apr. 1856, d. 26 Sept. 1902., ae. 46 yrs., 5 mos., 2 days. Born in Christianstad, Sweden. Child of Aroya Bendlson Rundquist and Sissel Nielson. Wife of Christen Jensen. Nettie Christine, b. 1888, d. 26 Sept. 1891. Single. Born in Richfield, Conejos Co., Colorado. Dau. of Christen Jensen and Carrie Peterson. MARTENSEN Ephriam June, b. 10 Sept. 1886, d. 28 Jan. 1894, ae. 7 yrs., 1 mo., 18 days. Born in Sanford, Conejos Co., Colorado. Child of Ephriam Martensen and Elizabeth Ann Bently. Jessie Ordell, b. 15 May 1905, d. 27 Sept. 1905, ae. 4 mos., 12 days. Born in Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Child of Alma C. Martensen and Nora Nealson. Leonara Zattell, b. 25 Aug. 1903, d. 25 Aug. 1903. Born in Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Child of Alma C. Martensen and Nora Nealson. NIELSON Nathaniel Christen, 1905 – 1905. Born in Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Son of Alma Clarence Nielson and Dorthea Jensen. OWENS Ada Denica, b. 6 Jan. 1901, d. 3 June 1902, ae. 1 yr., 29 days. Born in Eastdale, Costilla Co., Colorado. Dau. of Real Owens and...

Biography of Howard Wisegarver

Howard Wisegarver. Profitable farming depends upon a number of essential things. First, perhaps, there must be good soil, incidentally the climate has much to do with it, and transportation facilities have to be considered, but last and by no means least, is the farmer himself. In modern days the farmer is a man not only of industry but also of a great deal of knowledge and the more experience he can call to his aid the more chance has he of being able to make every inch of his domain return him a profit. Judging by the success that has attended his agricultural efforts, Howard Wisegarver, one of Champaign Township’s most respected citizens, is also one of her best farmers. Howard Wisegarver was born August 31, 1873, in Champaign Township, Champaign County, Illinois, and is a son of William H. and Myra (Hetrick) Wisegarver. They were both born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and were reared, educated and married there. The father came to Illinois in 1869 and his wife came in 1872. He settled first in DeWitt County but afterward purchased 160 acres in Section 35, Champaign Township, Champaign County. Here he carried c/n general farming and stock-raising and this continued his home until the time of his death, May 30, 1913. He left a fine, well improved property. To his marriage with Myra Hetrick, who survives and lives with her eldest son, there were three children born, namely: Howard, Mary and William H. Mary died in infancy. Howard Wisegarver attended the public schools in Champaign Township, thereby securing a good, solid common school education, which is an admirable...

Shock, George T. – Obituary

George Shock, Well Known, Dies Sunday Resident of Halfway and 19 years at Haines “Haines–(Special)–George T. Shock, pioneer resident of Baker County, was born January 19, 1854, at Mexico, MO., and came to the San Luis valley, Colorado, at the age of 20 with his parents, brothers and sisters. The family left Missouri in March 1874, with a party of about 29 other families. They crossed the plains in a caravan of covered wagons driving mostly oxen and bringing their stock and equipment with them. They traveled together to guard against Indians and sought homes in different parts of Colorado. The Shock family arrived in the San Luis valley in July, 1874, locating about eight miles northwest of the present city of Alamosa, on the Rio Grande River. At Phelps, MO., on July 24, 1882, he was united in marriage to Mary A. Wallace. They came to Oregon in the year 1891 and resided in Haines and vicinity for 19 years. In the year 1910 they moved to Pine valley where he engaged in farming until the year 1927 when they moved to Halfway where they resided since. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shock; Hattie Shock, deceased; Mrs. Lizzie Long, Haines; Jesse Shock, Pine; Melvin Shock, Pine. Six grandchildren, Floyd Long, Mrs. Pansy Maxwell, Georgia May Long and Dora Rose Long, Haines; Mrs. Mabel Dinnick, Halfway; and Mrs. Beulah Bowery Kelso, WA. and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Halfway with Rev. Mae Budd officiating. Interment was held at the Haines cemetery Wednesday afternoon.” Source: The Record Courier, Baker City,...

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