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Biography of James A. Pinney

The enterprise of our American citizens has given the nation a position among the powers of the world that it has taken other countries many centuries to gain. The progressive spirit of the times is manifest throughout the length and breadth of the land, yet even to our own people the growth and development of the west seems almost incredible. Less than half a century ago Idaho, California, Montana, Oregon and other western states were wild and almost unpeopled regions, without the railroad or other transportation facilities, without the telegraph or the varied commercial and industrial industries of the east. The hostile Indians made it a hazardous under-taking to establish homes in the district, but some fearless and sturdy spirits pushed their way into the wild region, reclaimed it from desolation and Indian rule, and to-day beautiful towns and enterprising villages dot the landscape, and in no particular are the improvements or the com-forts or the advantages of the east lacking in this district. Among those who have made Boise one of the most attractive and progressive centers of population in the northwest is James Alonzo Pinney, who has left the impress of his individuality upon many of the business interests of the city and thereby become an essential factor in the history of its upbuilding. He is a native of Ohio, born in Franklin County, on the 29th of September 1835, descended from New England ancestry, the family having been established in Vermont at a very early day in the colonial epoch. Four brothers emigrated westward to Franklin County, Ohio, one of whom was Azariah Pinney, the grandfather...

Del Norte County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries Photos hosted at Del Norte County CAGenWeb Project St. Joseph Cemetery Smith River Pioneer Cemetery Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Cremation Wall A Cremation Wall B Cemetery Map Cemetery Pic #1 Cemetery Pic #2 Cemetery History Complete Directory (Excel File) Veterans Cemetery, Part of IOOF Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Del Norte County CAGenWeb Archives Cemetery Search Cemeteries hosted at Del Norte County California USGenWeb Archives Brother Jonathan Cemetery County Cemetery French Hill Cemetery Gasquet Cemetery How-On-Quet Indian Cemetery Cemeteries Photos hosted at Del Norte County California Transcription Tombstone Project Brother Jonathan Cemetery Crescent City Cemetery St. Joseph’s Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Del Norte County California Find A Grave Brother Jonathan Cemetery Crescent City Cemetery How-On-Quet Cemetery IOOF Cemetery Jedadiah National Redwood Forest Masonic Cemetery Michoacan Cemetery Old County Cemetery Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery Smith River Cemetery Verterans Cemetery Veterans Memorial Cemetery Yontocket Indian Cemetery  ...

Biography of Sigismund A. Heilner

SIGISMUND A. HEILNER. – This leading merchant, who is described as one of the most energetic, broadminded, and liberal citizens of Eastern Oregon, exhibits in his life that romance of business which has made many of the phases of Western life so fascinating to the young men of our state. He was born and educated in Bavaria, and in 1853 came to New York, repairing soon to Washington, District of Columbia, and within two years more to Crescent city, California, and Althouse, Oregon. At that point he was engaged in business, and was there during the war of 1856. As commander of an expedition for packing arms and ammunition to the volunteers, he saw active service, and was barricaded for some time. Upon this packing trip he found one man killed and another wounded by Indians, who had surprised them on the road; and his report of this outrage was the news which precipitated the war in that section. He saw service thereafter under Captain Driscoll. In 1865 Mr. Heilner left merchandising, and being unsuccessful in quartz mining came up to Portland in search of an opening. Taking a stock of goods, he set out for the wild region at the Little Dalles, and thence passed to the Big Bend country. Thereafter he penetrated as far as Bear Gulf, Montana, and there disposed of the remainder of his goods. He now showed his facility by taking up a business which he had learned in the Old Country, that of landscape and portrait painting. In this pursuit he was successful; but it did not last long, and he returned to...

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