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Biography of Fred W. Gooding

Fred W. Gooding, ex-assessor and tax collector of Lincoln County and one of the most prominent and extensive sheep-raisers of this section of the state, was born in England, May 8, 1856, his parents, John and Elizabeth (Wyatte) Gooding being likewise natives of that country. Emigrating to the United States, they took up their residence in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, where they still make their home, the father being a retired farmer of that locality. Both he and his wife are members of the Episcopal church. They had six sons and a daughter, and three of the sons are now successful sheep-raisers of Lincoln County, Idaho. Fred W. Gooding was eleven years of age when he arrived in Michigan with his parents. He acquired the greater part of his education in that state, and in 1878 went to California, where he engaged in farming in Tehama and Colusa counties. Subsequently he returned to Michigan and a little later pursued a business course in the Northern Indiana Normal College, at Valparaiso. In the spring of 1882 he came to Idaho and engaged in the wholesale and retail butchering business in Ketchum until the spring of 1888, when he turned his attention to the sheep-raising industry. He then purchased sixteen hundred head of sheep. In the fall of that year he purchased two thousand more. The winter of 1889-90 was an unusually severe one, many of the sheep died and many sheep-raisers lost everything they had. Mr. Gooding not only suffered heavy losses, but was in debt. However, he sustained a most creditable reputation for honesty in business affairs,...

Allen, Peggy Marie Exon – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Peggy Marie Exon Allen, 66, of Enterprise died Sept. 19 after a short illness. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 23 at the Hagerman Cemetery in Hagerman, Idaho. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Enterprise Christian Church. Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 5, 1938, to Bryan and Hilma Kelso in Camas Prairie, Idaho. She graduated from high school in Bliss, Idaho, and from Idaho State University with a degree in elementary education. On Feb. 4, 1958, she married Jack Exon. They lived in Fairfield, Idaho, where he worked for the Forest Service and she taught school. After his death she moved to Enterprise where she later married John Allen. Survivors include her husband of Enterprise; children and their spouses, Diane Lynch of Twin Falls, Idaho, Dan and Tamie Exon of Kimberly, Idaho, and Don and Janet Exon of Enterprise; seven grandchildren; three sisters and a brother. Two sisters and two brothers died earlier. La Grande Observer,Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 24, 2005 – Published: September 23,...

Hayes, Milo Francis – Obituary

Milo Francis Hayes, 63, who nearly a quarter of a century ago made his home here, died suddenly [April 27, 1937] at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sheldon of Wendell, Idaho, yesterday. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sanford P. Hayes. He made his home in the Kittitas Valley for many years before moving to Nampa, Idaho, in 1913. In addition to his sister, he is survived by two brothers, William and Samuel Hayes of Ellensburg. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Honeycutt Chapel. Rev. F. L. Pedersen will be in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by Shelly...

Indermuhle, Martin – Obituary

Martin Indermuhle, 89, of 411 So. Pearl St. died Tuesday May 12, 1981 in Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Ellensburg, Sept. 22, 1891, a son of Christian and Susan (Zumbrunnen) Indermuhle. He and Hazel Hayes were married in Ellensburg, March 24, 1917. They farmed in Gooding and Meridian, Idaho from 1917 to 1931 when they returned to the Kittitas Valley. They farmed in the East Kittitas District until retirement in 1964 when they moved to Ellensburg. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Marvin, of Beavercreek, Ore., and Merlin, of Kittitas; a daughter, Ellen Leader, Ellensburg; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Evenson Chapel with the Rev. Alvin Lustie officiating. Burial will follow in IOOF Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the Kittitas County Historical Society, 114 E. Third...

Huey, Wallace G. “Wallie” – Obituary

Wallace G. “Wallie” Huey, 82, a longtime resident of Baker City, died Dec. 19, 2005, at his home with his family by his side. A memorial service has not been scheduled at this time. Wallie was born in Topeka, Kan., to Dwight L. Huey and Mary Alta Davis on Nov. 30, 1923. At the age of 5, he and his mother, father, two sisters and one brother moved to Wendell, Idaho, where he finished his education. After completion of high school, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, and he served in England as a supply truck driver. Upon receiving his discharge papers in November 1945, he returned to Gooding, Idaho, to work as a teller in the Gooding bank while also working in the control tower of the local airport. In 1951 he moved to Baker City to work for the next 12 years as a postal clerk on the railroad, which ran from Baker City to Pocatello, Idaho. During this time he met his wife of almost 52 years, Patricia Newman, in August 1953. A short time later, on Valentine’s Day in 1954, he married Patricia in a ceremony held in Corvallis. Within eight years they had one daughter, Jolynne. Wallie was known around town as the “Candy Man.” In 1965 he began his own business known as J&W Sales to supply local grocery stores with candy, cigarettes and a variety of sundry items. During this Wallie was known for his happy-go-lucky attitude, singing and whistling his way through each day. In later years Wallie was known for his love of airplanes and flying. Wallie received his...

Bowman, Gene C. “Smokey” – Obituary

Gene C. “Smokey” Bowman, 76, of Baker City, died March 9, 2005, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. His wife and children were at his side. His memorial was at 1 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene officiated. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery at the foot of his granddaughter Sophia’s grave. Gene was born Sept. 10, 1928, at Checotah, Okla., to Floyd and Maude Bowman. The family moved to the Gooding, Idaho, area where Gene attended school until he was 15, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his time in the service, he worked on many ranches in Idaho and Nevada — always a top hand among the crew. He began to rodeo at an early age and won his first buckle in bull riding at Bliss, Idaho. He spent many years following rodeo in bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bulldogging. He was a pretty fair team roper, too. Gene owned his own airplane and would fly over the family ranch and knock the tops out of the cottonwood trees to tell the family to pick him up at the airport. He also owned and operated several bars and restaurants over the years. Gene married Betty Woods and they had three children: Becky, Dave and Brad. They later divorced. On May 8, 1981, he married Shelley Hack at McDermitt, Nev. They spent their honeymoon in a branding camp with Cisco’s. They started raising quarter horses and showing “Pepper,” Gene’s good yellow stud horse in cutting. Gene did many things...

Cox, Helen Shirley Leach Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Helen Shirley Leach Cox, 82, a former Baker City resident, died July 16, 2004, at the Royal Vista Care Center in Ellensburg, Wash. Her graveside funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hagerman Cemetery. There will be a memorial service later in the Seattle, Wash., area. Demaray Funeral Chapel of Gooding, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements. Helen was born on Sept. 11, 1921, at Jerome, Idaho, to Fred and Nettie Leach. She was the only girl in a family with five brothers. She attended public school at Hagerman and played basketball on the Hagerman High School team. Her team won the state tournament, which earned the players a trip to Los Angeles. After high school, she attended cosmetology school and became a beauty operator. She will always be remembered for her kindness to others and for being a diligent worker at all she attempted. Last year’s outstanding accomplishment was receiving an award from the Hospice Association for outstanding service. She made 200 hospice gowns in one year. Her most treasured times were being with family. She also enjoyed her church activities and attended many Bible study sessions. Her friends were very important to her. Being creative and artistic were characteristics of her personality. She enjoyed painting and also was an avid seamstress. Crocheting, knitting, gardening, baking and reading were her hobbies. Her father, Fred Leach, was a professional baseball player, and she also was athletic. She enjoyed fishing and spent a great deal of time following the Seattle Mariners baseball team. She married Reed Cox at Medford. They had three children. She later...

Remington, Keith Lavern – Obituary

Sumpter, Oregon Keith Lavern Remington, 73, of Fruitland, Idaho, and Sumpter, died April 28, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at West Valley Free Methodist Church in Fruitland. Pastor Don Brown will officiate. Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Fruitland. Keith was born on Nov. 29, 1930, at Big Springs, Neb., to Clair and Pauline Remington. He loved people and helped so many. He also loved children and animals. He loved to fly his planes. He started flying in 1955. Keith worked for Idaho Power Co. from 1951 to 1959, living at Bliss and Brownlee. He also did emergency hospital flights and at one time even stocked fish in the high lakes with his plane. Keith loved to cook and owned and operated the Polar Bear Cafe at Nyssa from 1960 to 1970. Keith loved Sumpter, where he and Cindy built a beautiful home together. He and Cindy loved to take rides on their ATVs with his “little girl,” their dog, Misty. Keith owned the Sumpter General Store for several years. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by many people and will be missed by so many. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Cindy A. Remington of Fruitland; his mother, Pauline Elizabeth Remington Tomjack of Weiser, Idaho; his children, Michael Remington and his wife, Ahn, and grandsons, Jason and Jeremy, of Fredericksburg, Va., his daughter, Marsha Meeker and her husband, Brent, and grandchildren, Barrett and Lara of Camarillo, Calif.; two...

Gooding County, Idaho Census Records

1870 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Gooding County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Gooding County, Census (images and index) 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1900 Gooding County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1910 Gooding County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1920 Gooding County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Gooding County, Idaho Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1930 Gooding County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census...

Gooding County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Gooding County Cemetery Records Hosted at Idaho Archives Gooding County USGenWeb Bliss Family Cemetery Hagerman Pioneer Cemetery AKA Lower Salmon Falls Cemetery or Salmon Track Cemetery Lower Clover Creek Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery Upper Clover Creek Cemetery Gooding County Cemetery Records  Hosted at Interment.net  Upper Clover Creek Cemetery...
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