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Harris, David H. – Obituary

David H. Harris was born in Rockford, Iowa, November 16, 1861, and died at his home in Lostine, Oregon, on June 16, 1928, being at the date of his death 66 years and 7 months of age. Mr. Harris accompanied his parents across the plains, coming to Oregon in the year 1877. He was united in marriage to Emma Peters October 31, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have made their home in this county ever since. To this union were born four children all of whom are living; Paul Harris of Jefferson, Oregon; Ethel Manson of Cumberland, Washington; Leonard Harris, and Mildred Harris, both of Lostine. Two brothers and one sister also survive Mr. Harris; Harvey Harris of Conrad, Montana; and Joe Harris of Jefferson, Oregon, and Mrs. Viola Lent of Canby, Oregon. One sister, Mrs. Ruth McMullen, died some years ago. Ten grandchildren also survive. David Harris was a quiet man, mixing little in public affairs, but always attending well to his own business, a man well liked by all who knew him. A good father and a well respected citizen gone to his rest. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, June 21, 1928 pg...

Biography of Fred Leslie Ervay

Fred Leslie Ervay, M. D. The medical fraternity of Wilson County had as one of its highly skilled and thoroughly trained members Dr. Fred Leslie Ervay, who had been engaged in a general practice at Fredonia since 1908. While Doctor Ervay had not carried on his profession as long as some of his fellow practitioners, he had risen to a prominent place in his calling, and the confidence in which he is held is evidenced by the size and importance of his clientele. He was born at Elk Point, South Dakota, June 14, 1880, and is a son of H. M. and Sarah (Pope) Ervay. Henry N. Ervay, the grandfather of Doctor Ervay, was born in France, where he saw military service, and when still a young man came to the United States and settled at Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he became the proprietor of a tannery and continued to be engaged in that line of business until his death, which occurred before the birth of his grandson. H. M. Ervay was born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1845, received a public school education, and when a youth learned the tanning business under the instruction of his father. He went as a young man to Freeport, Illinois, where he was married, and was employed in a tannery there for several years, following which he went to Sioux City, Iowa, there pre-empting a claim and becoming a pioneer farmer. Later he removed to Dakota, where he was employed by the United States Government in land surveying, but subsequently returned to Iowa and settled in Floyd County, where he again took up farming....

Biography of Frederic Louis Flint

Frederic Louis Flint. Among the solid, reliable men of Ottawa County no one stands higher in public esteem and confidence than Frederic Louis Flint, president of the Minneapolis National Bank of Minneapolis, Kansas. Mr. Flint’s paternal ancestor, Thomas Flint, immigrated from Wales to America in the early part of the seventeenth century, he being one of the first settlers of Salem Village, Massachusetts, now South Danvers. Frederic Louis Flint was born at Lowell, Massachusetts, June 11, 1855. His parents were Joseph K. and Hulda (Wilder) Flint. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Flint, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, April 19, 1784, and died at Francistown, New Hampshire, in 1863. His paternal great-grandfather was Joseph Flint, who was born at Danvers, Massachusetts, April 21, 1759, and died in 1787. This great-grandfather fought at the battle of Bunker Hill. Joseph K. Flint was born at Francistown, New Hampshire, in 1817, and died at Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1893. His life was spent in New England. He was reared in New Hampshire but was married in Vermont and then moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, where he was employed as an expert pattern maker. He married Hulda Wilder, who was born in 1826 at Waitsfield, Vermont, and who died at Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1894. To this union was born a family of seven children, as follows: Lydia Viola, deceased; Almy J., artist, of Lowell, Massachusetts; Ella M., deceased; Frederic Louis, of Minneapolis, Kansas; Ida J., instructor of needlecraft in the city schools of Lowell, Massachusetts; Asa W., treasurer of the Institution of Savings of Lowell, Massachusetts; and Arthur H., art instructor in the Boys High School of...

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