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Biography of Arthur C. Singbusch

Arthur C. Singbusch, now city electrician of Champaign, is a man of thorough technical training and wide experience in his profession, and his proficiency is due to a combination of practical work in various industries and to the advantages afforded by the great technical schools of his native city. Mr. Singbusch was born in Champaign October 13, 1882, a son of August C. and Anna (Wascher) Singbusch. His parents were both born in Germany, the father coming to America when about ten years of age. For twenty-five years August C. Singbusch was in the grocery business at Champaign, though with various other interests on the side, and now except for occasionally writing some insurance he is practically retired. He and his wife had only two children, Arthur C. and Elsa. Arthur C. Singbusch graduated from the grade schools of Champaign and for two and a half years was a student in the engineering college department of the University of Illinois. His first business experience was with the firm of Root & Vandervoort, manufacturers of gas engines at Moline, Illinois. After two years with that company he returned to Champaign for the purpose of bettering the technical side of his training and took a short course in the steam engineering department of the University. He was next employed by the manufacturing company of Curtis & Singbusch, in which his father was a partner. This firm conducted a jobbing shop for the manufacture of auto supplies and foundry castings. Mr. Singbusch remained with them a year and once more returned to the University, where for about three years he was an...

Biography of G. O. Hall, M. D.

The career of Dr. G. O. Hall, a leading physician of Bartlesville, is proof of the fact that it is only under adverse conditions that the best and strongest in the individual are developed, for he is a self-educated, self-made man whose indomitable purpose and untiring effort have enabled him to overcome all obstacles and difficulties in his path and work his way steadily forward to the goal of success. A native of Texas, he was born September 1, 1882, and is a son of Dr. P. B. Hall, who for the past twenty-one years has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Marlow, Oklahoma, being one of the well known physicians of that locality. G. O. Hall was regarded as a dull boy in school and owing to his retiring nature was not popular with his playmates, but by those who knew him well he was loved and trusted. His early life was one of hardship and privations and when twelve years of age he was run over by a wagon, the injury causing an infection which necessitated the use of crutches for five years, and he is still lame. The accident nearly cost him his life and he was obliged to remain out of school for three years but studied at home and made three grades during this time. His parents were in straitened circumstances and before completing his high school course he was obliged to aid in providing for his own support, working for a year for a telephone company. He went to Dallas, Texas, for the purpose of taking a commercial course and lack...

Biography of W. C. Buttman

Agricultural development in Washington county receives impetus from the intelligently directed labors of W. C. Buttman, who resides on a highly productive and well improved farm near Ochelata, which he cultivates according to the most modern and progressive methods. He was born in Louisa county, Iowa, March 10, 1874, his parents being A. C. and Jane (Easton) Buttman, the former also a native of that county, while the latter was born in the state of New York. Both are deceased. The family is an old and well known one in Iowa, W. C. Buttman’s grandparents being pioneers of that state, in which three of his sisters are now residing. In the acquirement of an education W. C. Buttman attended the grammar schools of Louisa county, Iowa, from which he was graduated when sixteen years of age, and throughout his life he has remained a student, becoming a well informed and broadminded man. After leaving school he learned the trade of harness making, which his father had followed, completing his apprenticeship at Nichols, Iowa, and continuing active along that line until he reached the age of twenty-two years. In 1903 he came to Oklahoma, locating at Enid and afterward removing to Guthrie, which was at that time the capital of the state, and was instrumental in removing the Negroes from office there. He next secured employment on a tank farm east of Ramona, where he remained for seven years, and spent the succeeding three years in farming near Ochelata. In 1917 he purchased his present place of eighty acres, situated four miles east of Ochelata, and also leases one hundred...

Bennett, Ida Belle Bowman – Obituary

Death Certificate Info: Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County; Dead on arrival at Emergency Hospital; No social security number; Female; White; Widowed; Husband: Rodman F. Bennett; Born on August 8, 1875; 67 years 8 months 8 days; Born in Illinois; Housewife; Father: Bowman; Mother: Unknown; Informant: John H. H. Bennett, 1121 O Street, Sacramento, CA; Sent to Enid, Oklahoma; Funeral Director: James R. Garlick, 2001 P Street, Sacramento; Usual residence: Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma; Died on April 16, 1943, at 8:30 p.m. Cause of death: Coronary occlusion; asthma; There was no autopsy performed Contributed by: Shelli...

Davis, Ina Lorene Dewees – Obituary

Mrs. Ina Lorene Davis died this morning [January 12, 1959] at the Ellensburg General Hospital where she has been a patient for the past month She was born in Enid, Okla. and came here about 55 years ago with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William DeWees and has made her home here since then For many years she was a grade school teacher here, her most recent work having been with the handicapped children as their first instructor at the Lincoln School She was married in June 1916 to Ellis Davis who died here Dec. 16, 1958. She was a member of Rebekah and Altrusa and was a Phi Beta Kappa. She received her masters degree from Central Washington College She is survived by two brothers, E. B. DeWees of Puyallup and R. G. DeWees of Victoria. She leaves two sisters Mrs. Laura Brooks of North Hollywood, Calif. And Mrs. Ola Dixie Knight of Seattle Funeral services will be at the Evenson Chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Miller Lovett conducting services. The Rebekah Lodge will conduct graveside services at the IOOF Cemetery Contributed by: Sheli...

Legg, Mabel Clare Bowman – Obituary

Mrs. Clare Bowman Legg, fifth child of Martin V. and Adeline Bowman, was born April 23, 1883 at Haddam, Kans. and departed this life at Shattuck, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 2 days [January 25, 1967]. At the age of 15, she with her parents moved to Drummond, Okla. and later to a farm near Gage. She was united in marriage to Horace Legg of Gage, Sept. 9, 1906, who preceded her in death June 9, 1942. Mrs. Legg became a Christian at an early age, was baptized and joined the Bethel Baptist Church which at that time was a country church located northwest of Gage near the farm where Mr. and Mrs. Legg resided. Years later this church was disbanded and memberships were moved to different Southern Baptist churches. Her membership was moved to the First Baptist Church of Gage where she has worked and been a faithful member. Preceding her in death are her parents, four brothers and two sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters Mrs. Hazel Taylor Gage and Mrs. Bernice Farnsworth, Canadian, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and scores of friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sam Gannaway Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church and the remains laid to rest in Gage Cemetery. The Gage Record, February 1, 1967 Contributed by: Shelli...

Schweiger, R. C. Mrs. – Obituary

Oklahoma Woman Is Killed Near Durkee Second Fatal Accident to Tourists on Old Oregon Trail in This Section Within a Week A second fatal accident occurred on the Old Oregon Trail between Union and Huntington late Saturday afternoon when Mrs. R.C. Schweiger was killed when the car in which she and her husband were driving overturned a short distance west of Durkee. They were from Waukomis, Okla. The other one occurred the previous Wednesday on this side of the viaduct near Telocaset when Mrs. George Van Oredol of Salina, Kan., met instant death when the car she was driving skidded in the gravel on the side of the highway and overturned almost into the gravel pile. Mrs. Schweiger’s sister, Miss Irene Schweiger of Oklahoma City, sustained scalp wounds and his daughter, Betty Jo, 13, suffered a compound fracture of the right arm, according to a Baker report of the accident. The injured persons were taken to a Baker hospital where they are recovering. Mr. Schweigers condition was considered critical because of head injuries, but he was improved at later reports. The Oklahoma residents had been on a vacation and were enroute home when the accident occurred. According to the Democrat-Herald, officers reported that the car operated by Mr. Schweiger had been gradually driven off the right hand side of the road and for 39 feet along the burrow pit. The car overturned, struck the ground about 24 feet away, smashed a metal culvert under the road, overturned again and hit the ground again about 40 feet away. it then righted itself and struck the ground on all four wheels...

Halberg, Opal Ellen Abbott Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Opal Ellen Halberg, 75, died March 3, 2004, at her home in Baker City. Her private graveside service will be Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Myrtle Creek. Mrs. Halberg was born at Enid, Okla., on July 6, 1928, to Jacob and Rachel Abbott. She married her high school sweetheart, Lewis Cox, in 1945 and shortly afterward moved to the West Coast. She lived at Myrtle Creek and at Canyonville for several years before relocating in Baker City in 1991. She was a caring neighbor and enjoyed her hobby of collecting cookie jars. Survivors include her sisters, Theda Needles and Pearl Robinson, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Audrey Hoover of Beaver, Okla.; two sons, Lewis Cox Jr. of Walla Walla, Wash., and Michael Cox of Riddle; a daughter, Bonnie Church of Condon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Lewis Cox, Bert Newton, and Bill Halberg; her sister, Ester Mock; and her brother, Richard Abbott. Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 19, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biography of William H. Holt

William H. Holt came to Kansas a number of years ago as a railway employee, but soon took up banking and had had a wide experience in that field, partly in Kansas and partly in Northwestern Texas, and is now cashier of the Central National Bank of Ellsworth. This is one of the largest and most substantial banks in Southern Kansas. Mr. Holt was born at Grafton, West Virginia, August 2, 1879. His ancestors came originally out of England and were colonial settlers in Virginia. His father, James W. Holt, was born at Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia, in 1850, and had spent his entire life in West Virginia, being now a resident of Grafton and a retired publisher. In politics he is a republican and for several years served as postmaster of Grafton, as mayor two terms, and as a member of the Lutheran Church and the Masonic fraternity. He married Anna Jordan, who was born at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1852 and died at Grafton in 1897. They reared a family of very capable children, their names and situations in life being noted as follows: John A., a banker at Gage, Oklahoma; Alfred, a druggist at Grafton, West Virginia; William H.; Howard H., who succeeds his father as publisher of the Grafton Daily Sentinel and still had active charge of the journal; Mrs. Lillian Rightmire, living at Montgomery, West Virginia, her husband being master mechanic in the Chesapeake & Ohio shops; and Catherine, who married Frank Shrewsbury of Montgomery, West Virginia, an engineer with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. William H. Holt graduated from the high school...

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