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Biography of Richard Allen

Richard Allen had been professor of history in the Montgomery County High School since the organization of that excellent institution more than fifteen years ago. He is one of the most widely known educators in Southern Kansas. His Allen ancestors came originally from England, one branch settling in Massachusetts and the other in Virginia during colonial days. His grandfather, William Allen, was born in Virginia in 1780, and some years later the family moved across the mountains into Kentucky, and subsequently became early settlers in Illinois. William Allen died in White County, Illinois, in 1845. Richard Allen was born in Logan County, Illinois, December 7, 1864. His father, B. F. Allen, was born in White County of that state in 1833, and was one of the Kansas pioneers, Reared in Illinois, and taking up the vocation of farmer there he first came out to Kansas in 1859, when it was still a territory. He spent some time near Augusta in Butler County, being there when the population was almost completely composed of Indians and before the homestead act was passed. He afterwards returned to Illinois, and served as a soldier in the Civil war, but after four months was incapacitated being taken ill with cholera and his life was despaired of for some time. After the war he followed farming in Logan County, Illinois, but in 1871 emigrated across the country in a prairie schooner and established his home and family at Elk City, where he bought his farm of 240 acres. He retired from farming about 1896, and afterwards sold the old place. His death occurred in Elk...

Brewer, Hazel Ruth Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Hazel R. Brewer, 62, 4385 Reed, Wheat Ridge, died at her home Sunday, Feb. 12. She was born July 23, 1915, at Fremont, Iowa where she was married to Harry P. Brewer, June 4, 1939. They came to Greeley in 1946 and she worked for Blue Cross, Blue Shield at Weld County General Hospital and as a secretary to Dr. J. A. Weaver, Jr. She was a member at the First Christian Church, the order of the Eastern Star and various bridge clubs. In 1975 she moved to Wheat Ridge to make her home with a daughter. Survivors include her husband Harry of Greeley, a son Philip Brewer of Greeley, a daughter Mrs. Jacob (Ellen) Kerbs of Wheat Ridge, two sisters Miss Lois Lee of Wheat Ridge and Mrs. Mildred M. Peppers of Sun City, Ariz., a brother Dale Lee of Fremont, Iowa and four grandchildren. A brother Nelson M. Lee and a sister, Jeanne Lee Blake, are deceased. Private services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may make contributions to the American Lung Association. Contributed by: Shelli...

Brewer, Harry P. – Obituary

Harry Brewer, 80, Greeley, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at Fort Collins Heath Care Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1907 [headstone says 10th] to Ernest N. and Maude (Parkhurst) Brewer in Oskaloosa, Iowa. On June 4, 1939, he married Hazel Lee in Fremont, Iowa. She died Feb. 12, 1978. On April 18, 1978, he married Fern Lakey in Fort Collins. Mr. Brewer grew up in Iowa. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 23, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an aviation chief radio technician. He was discharged on Sept. 14, 1945, at the U.S. Naval Training and Distribution Center. After his discharge, he came to Greeley and worked for H. E. Green and KFKA. In 1969 he founded KUAD in Windsor, where he served as chief engineer for 23 years. His son, Phil, purchased the station in 1976. He was a member of Greeley Lodge No. 909 Loyal Order of the Moose, Greeley Lodge No. 809 BPOE, American Legion, and the United Commercial Travelers for 60 years. He was a life member of Pioneer Post No. 2121 VFW. Survivors are his wife, Fern, of Greeley; a daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Ellen) Kerbs of Platteville; a stepdaughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a son Philip L. of Windsor; a stepson, Marvin Anderson of Greeley; two sisters, Lola Brewer of Rochelle, Ill., and Edith Johnson of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Adamson memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pioneer Post No. 2121 VFW. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease in...

Brewer, Fern Letha Jordan Anderson – Obituary

Fern L. Brewer, 79, Greeley, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1914, in Macon County, Mo., to Doc Martin and Lizzi (Lockard) Jordan. Mrs. Brewer moved to Colorado when she was 13 and lived with her family in the Kersey and LaSalle areas. On Dec. 8, 1931, she married Emery James Anderson. He died July 14, 1973. She married Harry Brewer on April 18, 1978. He died Dec. 19, 1987. She worked in the nursing profession from 1947-70. She worked for Medical Lake State Hospital I Washington State and for the Weld County Nursing Home in Greeley until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of Greeley Baptist Temple, the Evans VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. Survivors are a daughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a stepdaughter, Ellen Kerbs of Longmont; a son, marvin Anderson of Greeley; a stepson, Phil Brewer of Hilo, Hawaii; a sister, Yvonne Carroll, and a brother, Hollis Jordan, both of Greeley; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. A sister and a brother are deceased. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday from Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset memorial Gardens. Friends may visit until 8 p.m. today at Adamson Mortuary. Greeley Tribune, November 3, 1993 Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of Dunham O. Munson, M. D.

Dunham O. Munson, M. D., is one of the leading specialists of Southeastern Kansas. He has practiced at Pittsburg upwards of twenty years, and while the earlier part of his practice was devoted to general medicine and surgery, for the past five years he has given his time exclusively to the diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. He is a man of splendid attainments in his profession and undoubtedly inherits much from his fine old Ameriean ancestry. He was born at Brockport, New York, June 27, 1859, but a part of his early life was spent in Ontario, Canada. He attended the public school and high school at Bowmanville in Ontario, was graduated from high school in 1879 and then removed to Detroit, Michigan, where he spent a number of years as bookkeeper with a music house. He had a long and varied business career before entering his profession. For four years Doctor Munson was in the real estate business at Denver, Colorado. He had long cherished an ambition to enter the field of medicine, and finally removed to St. Louis and became a student in the Marion-Sims College of Medicine, now the medical department of St. Louis University. He was graduated there M. D. in 1896. In the past twenty years Doctor Munson has been continuously a student and a close follower of every advance made in his special line of practice. After beginning private practice at St. Louis in 1896, he has taken post-graduate work in the Chicago Policlinic, the Illinois Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Inflrmary, the Chieago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College,...

Douhan, Margaret E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret “Micky” E. Douhan, 95, died June 3 in Port Townsend, Wash. Memorial services were held at Quimper Unitarian Church in Port Townsend. Micky was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Greeley, Colo., to Carl and Vesta (Parker) Douhan in Greeley. The family moved to La Grande where Micky grew up and graduated from high school. She enrolled at Oregon State University in 1936 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology in 1940. Micky returned to school in 1968 and earned a master’s in liberal arts degree from Reed College in Portland. Micky met Wendell Stout at Oregon State, and they were married in Seattle on Aug. 21, 1941. They raised three children: Eric, Craig and Mark Stout. While Micky raised her family, she lived in Cordova, Alaska, Dixie, Idaho, and many places in Oregon including Bandon, Bend, Portland and Klamath Falls. In 1977, Micky retired to Marrowstone Island, Wash., but later moved to Port Townsend in 1997. She home-schooled her own children, and taught in public schools in Portland, and at Oregon Technical Institute. During her retirement, Micky traveled to Europe, Africa, Mexico, and the western U.S. and Alaska. She enjoyed painting and fiber arts. Her love of literature led her to volunteer much of her time to the Jefferson County Library. She also volunteered at the Port Townsend Baking Co. and was a member of the Nordland Garden Club. Margaret is survived by her son, Mark Allen Stout, daughter-in-law Pat Moreth, and her beloved cat. She was preceded in death by her sons, Eric and Craig Stout. La Grande Observer – Obituaries...

Lawson, Florence – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946. She married on June 30, 1950, and had two children. She moved to La Grande in 1965. She enjoyed flying small planes. She liked music and sports and was a life member of the Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Jenel AnDyke of La Grande; son, John Lawson; brother, Al Reu; sister, Evelyn Borgen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007 ________________________ Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. A reception will follow at Zion Lutheran Church at Fourth Street and I Avenue. The funeral home originally announced the funeral would be Nov. 11. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946. She married on June 30, 1950, and...

Wilson, Helen Florence Mrs. – Obituary

Helen Florence Wilson, 88, a former Northeastern Oregon resident, died Aug. 1, 2005, at a Portland hospital. A celebration service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Laurelwood Baptist Church in Vancouver, Wash. Helen was born on April 2, 1917, at Greeley, Colo. She was raised and educated at Delta, Colo. Helen married Doyle “Doc” Wilson on May 31, 1936. They lived at Summerville from 1948 to 1962. She was a homemaker and mother, and an accomplished choir director and organist. She was a member of Laurelwood Baptist Church at Vancouver, Wash., where she had lived since 1989. Survivors include her husband, Doyle “Doc” Wilson of Vancouver; a son, Michael W. Wilson of Milwaukie; daughter, Janice Lund of Salem; sisters, Mildred Peterson and Lorraine Valentine, both of Baker City, Bernadine Nichols of Sweet Home and Fern Beck of Portland; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brazil Missions, in care of the Sellwood Baptist Church, 1104 S.E. Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202. The Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 5, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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