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Biography of Marcus A. Low

No intelligent resident of Kansas would dispute the assertion that in Marcus A. Low, of Topeka, is found one of the really big men of the state. He is a man of many achievements. His ability in the law had led to distinguished position with great corporations; his ranching and developing of oil and gas properties have been conducted on so large a scale as seemingly might have been weighty enough interests to engage the ordinary man; his political foresight and intnition have caused his selection for public office as high as he would accept, but not upon these evidences of keen foresight and broad vision rests Mr. Low’s most enduring fame. It is as a railroad builder he will be recalled by the people of Kansas who have so proflted through his tireless energy. Marcus A. Low was born August 1, 1842, in the State of Maine. When four years old his parents, Frederick P. and Mary J. (Robinson) Low, moved to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, where the father engaged in farming and other occupations. In 1869 the family moved to Hamilton, Missouri, and that place continued to be the home of the parents during the remainder of their lives. In the public schools of Belvidere Marcus A. Low continued until he was fifteen years of age, at which time he entered the academy at Auburn, Maine, with the intention of completing the academic course. He fell ill, however, and returned to Illinois. From there, in 1863, he started for California, and after reaching Folsom City became principal of the schools there, about this time beginning the study...

Bacon, Alma Theresa Turner Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Alma Theresa Bacon, 92, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 19, 2005, at a foster care home in Baker City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Alma was born on Oct. 28, 1912, at Folsom, Calif., to Victor Leonard and Mamie Ellen Dickinson Turner. She was raised and educated at Folsom. She married John Bacon on Aug. 24, 1929, at Placerville, Calif. They moved to Oregon, living at Sumpter and Hermiston before settling in Baker City. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the United Methodist Church in 1979. John died on Jan. 13, 1985. Alma was an active member of the United Methodist Church, and while in Sumpter taught Sunday school. She was a homemaker for her family, and later clerked at the Eastside Grocery. She also babysat her grandchildren. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and she loved to go to the Snake River with family, friends and grandchildren. She had the sweetest smile. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Alice Bacon and daughter and son-in-law, Adele and Olen Ragsdale, all of Baker City, and daughter, Gladys McKelvy of Payette, Idaho; sister-in-law, Helyn Turner of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Mary McTavish, Michael Olen Ragsdale, Deanna Adele Ragsdale Lawlor, Teresa Howe, Kathleen House, Gloria Beutler and Blake Bivins; great-grandchildren, Hayden McTavish, Lindsay McTavish, Samantha Marie Ragsdale, Eric Michael Ragsdale, Erin Mellisa Lawlor, Scott...

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