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Vogler, Aneta P. Beadle – Obituary

Aneta B. Vogler, 83, of the Lake View Care Center near Hope, died at 10 p.m. Monday [November 3, 1975] at the Bartholomew County Hospital, where she had been a patient for five days. She had been ill for several days. Named senior citizen of the year in 1963 by the Bartholomew County Retirement Foundation. Mrs. Vogler graduated from Purdue University in 1917. She also attended St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame. She served as a dietician in 1917 and 1918, during the first Word War and was a dietician at the Leahi home in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1919 and 1920. An assistant professor of home economics extension of Purdue University, she also served as a trustee of Purdue from 1961 to 1964. She was born in Rochester, NY, June 17, 1892 to George and Ella Kate Powley Beadle. She was married to Marshall Vogler in 1940 and he preceded her in death July 23, 1973. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope. {Interment at Moravian Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of John Krall

Few lives have been more active or more thoroughly filled with incidents of interest and of unusual nature than has that of John Krall, one of the pioneers of Idaho, and for about thirty-five years a resident in the vicinity of Boise City. Now a wealthy man, he is indebted to himself alone for his fortune, for he started out in youth to fight the battle of life, a poor boy, and by the exercise of industry and perseverance, in the face of great difficulties, he came off victor over all. Mr. Krall is a native of Germany, born December 10, 1835, his parents and ancestors likewise being of German birth. His father owned a flouring mill and the lad early learned the business. When he had mastered the branches of learning taught in the government schools he went to England, and there, at sixteen, took up the study of the English language and customs, while he worked as a baker and confectioner. Desiring to see something of the world, and well equipped to earn a living, as he was familiar with two languages and had mastered two trades, he shipped aboard a vessel and in the next few years sailed to various parts of the world. Once, when sailing around Cape Horn, he was shipwrecked, and the disabled vessel was towed to Valparaiso by an English man-of-war. From that city Mr. Krall went to Honolulu, and thence to San Francisco, where he remained until 1856. He then went to Oregon and Washington, and rented a mill at Dallas, Oregon, and also carried on business near Salem until 1859....

Sherman, Joyce A. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 27, 2009 _________________________________ Sherman, Joyce La Grande Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 23, 2009 _____________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Nov. 2 – Joyce Sherman, service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel La Grande Observer – October 28, 2009 ___________________________________ Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Joyce was born June 25, 1937, to Maurice and Mary Feldman in St. Louis. She was raised and educated in Tulare, Calif. She married Harvey Sherman in Las Vegas on April 1, 1956. After they got married they lived in San Diego and Covina, Calif., and then moved to Honolulu. She loved crafts, collecting Christmas ornaments, and most of all, her family and pets. She was also co-owner of Sherman Land and Cattle Co. of La Grande, and City Wide Transportation Co. of Hawaii. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; two sons, Jeffrey Sherman of La Grande and Michael Sherman of Hawaii; brother, Phillip and his wife, Marsha Feldman, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Betty and her husband, Michael Sherman, of Crestline, Calif.; five grandchildren;...

Laird, William Edward “Bill” – Obituary

William Edward “Bill” Laird, 66, of Baker City, died April 16, 2005, at his home after a long bout with brain cancer. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bill was born on Nov. 15, 1938, at Ketchikan, Alaska, to Ruth and Edward Laird, who was an engineer with the Lighthouse Service, now the Coast Guard. Bill’s mother died when he was a baby and he was mostly raised by his stepmother, Anna Laura Laird. The family moved to California when Bill was 5, followed by several other moves around the country. Bill attended high school at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad, Calif., graduated in 1957 and served in the army in Germany from 1958-60. He lived in San Francisco in the 1960s where he attended classes at San Francisco State University, worked as a photographer, was involved in a co-operative preschool and spent four months as a kitchen worker on a Norwegian freighter, which eventually broke down in Singapore. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in soil science in 1973, followed by a year of graduate school at Washington State University in Pullman. He went to work for the Soil Conservation Service in Baker City in the summer of 1974. Bill married Barbara Bailey in San Francisco in 1961 and they had two sons. In 1978 he married Mary Sue Rightmire of Baker City. Two weeks after their daughter was born in 1979, the three of them were on their way to Micronesia, where Bill was in charge of a soil...

Biography of Albert Parsons

ALBERT PARSONS, expert in agriculture, cattle raiser, and dairy farmer of North Amherst, Massachusetts, was born June 1, 1883, in North Amherst, the son ‘ of Howard Albert Parsons. The family name of Parsons is derived from the Latin word persona, a mask. In early times actors wore a mask of wood to project their voices, a suggestion of the speaking-trumpet and telephone of later years. The actor came to be called after the mask he wore dramatis personae. The word had a two-fold meaning. In ecclesiastical language it was referable to a man of dignity, and bestowed upon one who had a benefice or living, who committed the cure of souls to a vicar. Thus actors and parsons derived their names from the same root. The early form, the parson’s son, or the parson’s John, was finally abbreviated to Parsons. The heraldic designs of this family were: Arms-Gules, two chevronels ermine between three eagles displayed or. Crest-An eagle’s leg erased at the thigh or, standing on a leopard’s face, gules. Among those of the family in America most conspicuous for their attainments have been the learned Theophilus Parsons, Chief Justice of Massachusetts; Andrew Parsons, Governor of Michigan; Lewis P. Parsons, Governor of Alabama; and General Lewis B. Parsons. The oldest known Parsons of record, under the herald’s visitations, was John of Cuddington, A. D. 1284. In the roll of possessions of the Abbey of Malmesbury is the name of William le Parsons, 1307. It was of the south, rather than the north of England. Thomas Parsons was in the squirarchy and gentry of England and lived at Great...

Biography of James McBride, M.D.

JAMES McBRIDE, M.D. – The representative pioneer is born, not made. If we glance over the history of the state-builders of the Northwest coast, we will find that not only were they pioneers in fact, but pioneers by descent, the sons and grandsons of those who laid broad and deep the foundations of the earlier communities of this republic. Doctor James McBride was in this sense a representative pioneer. He was descended from patriotic revolutionary stock. His grandfather, James McBride, was one of the patriot soldiers of the Revolution; and his grandmother, Mary Crawford, was a sister of the mother of Andrew Jackson, and a woman of more than ordinary ability and force of character. After the Revolution his grandfather, the first of a race of pioneers, was the first white settler in Tennessee; and there the subject of this sketch was born February 9, 1802, near the city of Nashville. His father, Thomas Crawford McBride, was a farmer and clergyman, and in connection with Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone, and other men of views rather in advance of their clerical associates, was active in founding what is known as the Christian or Disciple church, now one of the leading and influential denominations of the country. Actuated by that spirit of enterprise and discovery that everywhere distinguishes the true pioneer, the father of the subject of this sketch removed in 1814 from Tennessee to the neighborhood of St. Charles, Missouri; and there James McBride was reared and educated. He studied medicine in the city of St. Louis, and at the age of twenty-two entered upon the practice of...

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