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Biography of J. E. Zimmerman

J. E. Zimmerman. President of the Citizens State Bank of Bronson, Mr. Zimmerman had been a factor in the citizenship of Bourbon County for the past fifteen years, and had been an extensive farmer, stock man and oil producer as well as a banker. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio, October 10, 1873, descended from a family which as the name indicates came out of Germany and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. D. H. Zimmerman, his father, was born in Ohio in 1838, spent his early life in that state, was married in Ashland County, and did an extensive business in the buying and shipping of live stock. From Ohio he removed to Sheridan County, Missouri, in 1881, and late in life in February, 1915, he came to Bronson, Kansas, where he died in the following April. He was an active member of the Christian Church, was a Mason and a republican voter. D. H. Zimmerman married Annie Dougherty, who was born in Ohio in 1843 and is now living at Bronson, Kansas. There were three children: Grant, who died when twenty-two years of age; Charles, a farmer and stock raiser in the Panhandle of Texas; and J. E. Zimmerman. J. E. Zimmerman spent most of his early life in Shoridan County, Missouri. He began his education there, and his early training was a mixture of what the public schools could give him and the discipline of the home farm. On leaving home Mr. Zimmerman went south into Texas, and spent four years farming in Harris County near the City of Houston. In 1902 he...

Biography of Warner E. Williams

Warner E. Williams. While now one of the great trunk railway systems of the country, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad was largely developed as a Kansas corporation. The main offices of the company at Kansas are at Parsons, where 2,200 of its employes reside. The different lines of the road converge and diverge from that point in six directions: To Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri; to Kansas City, Missouri; to Junction City, Kansas; to Joplin, Missouri, to Denison, Texas; and to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For several years the general manager of the system with headquarters at Parsons was Warner E. Williams, who had recently been transferred to Dallas, Texas, where he began his career as a railroad man and where he is now general manager of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway of Texas. Mr. Williams was born at Houston, Texas, May 29, 1864, attended the public schools at Houston, and as a boy worked as a messenger in a law office. He was similarly employed in a wholesale grocery house at Houston, but in 1881 at the age of seventeen he became check clerk at the freight house of the International and Great Northern Railroad at Taylor, Texas. During his thirty-five years of experience he had been steadily promoted in the scale of responsibility. At Palestine, Texas, he was roadmaster’s clerk, filled other places in the transportation office, was chief clerk in the superintendent’s office, secretary to the general manager and secretary of the receivers’ department. He was then promoted to purchasing agent and general store keeper, but in 1897 he left the International & Great Northern...

Cavallaro, Stephen James – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Stephen James Cavallaro, of Enterprise, died May 31, 2007, at his home. He was 60. Mr. Cavallaro was born Sept 16,1946, in Houston, Texas to Paul James and Patricia VanBilliard Cavallaro. He grew up in San Francisco and Reno and graduated from Reno High School in 1964. He served five years as an electrical apprentice in Reno. He married Janis Muler in Reno in 1967. They had two children Steve and Tiffany. The family later moved to Enterprise where Mr. Cavallaro did electrical work as Eagle Cap Electric until he became ill. He was a member of AA for 29 years. He was an avid muleskinner and was affiliated with Rotary, the Elks, Wallowa County Sheriff’s Posse, Back Country Horseman and the Hells Canyon Mule Days Board of Directors. He was a member of St. Katherine’s Catholic Church in Enterprise and St. Theresa Little Flower Catholic Church in Reno. He was a supporter of the Right to Life movement. Mr. Cavallaro is survived by son Steve and wife Karen of Reno, Nev.; daughter Tiffany and husband Don of Pendleton; sister Caran Hamilton and husband Larry of Pendleton; seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Rosary was held June 3 at St. Katherine’s Catholic Church in Enterprise with a Mass at St. Katherine’s on June 4. Interment followed at the Enterprise Cemetery. Memorials in his memory may be made to the “Right to Life Fund” in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828. Second Obit. Stephen James Cavallaro, 60, died May 31 at his home in Enterprise. A Rosary will...

Glaze, Amy Nicole – Obituary

Amy Nicole Glaze, 32, of Houston and formerly of La Grande, died unexpectedly at her home from unknown natural causes Tuesday. A celebration of life will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in La Grande. A viewing will take place Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 13, 2008 ________________________ Amy Nicole Glaze, 32, of Houston and formerly of La Grande, died unexpectedly at her home from unknown natural causes March 11. A celebration of life will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in La Grande. A viewing will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Amy was born Sept. 10, 1975, in La Grande. She served as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines for the past 12 years in Houston. She took great pride in her career and in serving as a member of the Continental family. Amy loved to fly and was happiest when in the air between destinations meeting passengers and sharing her sparkling personality. Amy graduated from La Grande High School in 1996, and attended Eastern Oregon University. She later enrolled at the Air Academy in Vancouver, Wash., graduating in 1997. She was hired by Continental Airlines in 1997 and did her flight training in Houston. She married Todd Kersting, a pilot for Continental Airlines, in 1999 in La Grande. Amy and Todd continued their lives traveling throughout the world. Amy was divorced...

Birdsall, Eli Alexander – Obituary

Eli A. Birdsall, 73, Waverly, Neb. died recently in Houston, Tex. He leaves his wife and five daughters, Mrs. Ross [Rose] Munn, Brule, Neb., Mrs. Clyde Hughes [Florence], Greenwood, Neb., Mrs. Lyle [Doris] Armstrong, Greenwood, Mrs. Mary Keyworth, Almeda, Tex., and Miss Harriet Birdsall, Waverly, Roper & Sons. Lincoln Star, November 24, 1945 Contributed by: Shelli...

Chastain, Ryan Donald – Obituary

Ryan Donald Chastain, 25, of Baker City, died July 7, 2005, at Woodlands, Texas, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Julian Cassar of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Everyone is invited to join the family afterward for a potluck celebrating Ryan’s life at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. Ryan was born on Oct. 17, 1979, at Baker City. He attended grade school at Brooklyn Elementary in Baker City and finished junior high and high school in the Pine-Eagle School District at Halfway. Ryan was attending Universal Technical Institute at Houston at the time of his death. He was less than three months away from graduating with a specialty in Ford motors. Ryan was married in April of 1999 to Aimie Shepherd. They had a son, Blake McCabe Chastain. They were divorced in June 2001. He had two more children, Weston Chastain and Luke Chastain, with his companion Shakira Close. Ryan was a fun-loving, kind and generous soul who will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was active in all outdoor sports and loved camping, water and snow skiing, snowboarding, dirt motorbike riding, horseback riding, rafting in Hells Canyon, hiking, elk hunting and fishing in the Eastern Oregon mountains. In his last conversation with his mother he said that he loved Oregon and could hardly wait to finish school to come home to the mountains he loved. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Judy Chastain of...

Buttram, Jacob Amos

Durkee, Baker County, Oregon Jacob Amos Buttram, 62, died Oct. 24, 2005, at his home in Durkee. His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Bill Burly of the Huntington Christian Center will officiate. There will be a reception by the Huntington Sorority afterward at the VFW Hall. Amos was born on April 8, 1943, at Madera, Calif., to Ira and Gladys Buttram. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1, 1967, to Oct. 8, 1969. He spent 13 months in Vietnam where he received a Bronze star. When he left the Army he was a master sergeant. He served in the National Guard from 1974 to 1976 as a master sergeant. On Jan. 10, 1972, he married Beverly Burshem from Arcata, Calif. They moved to Florence in 1972. Their son, Jake, was born while they lived there. In 1981, they moved to Houston, where he worked as chief engineer for Ramada Hotel for three years. Amos then worked as head maintenance man for 28 apartment complexes. From there, they moved to Yachats and he managed the Landmark Restaurant & Lounge. Amos and Beverly then moved to Weatherby where he worked for Nelson Construction and Idaho Sand & Gravel until he retired on April 30, 2005. He loved to hunt, fish and prospect for gold. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with the Snake River Opry band in Huntington. He also loved gospel music and playing it at church. He and Beverly led the Praise and Worship service at the Pentecostal Church of God in Baker...

Critchlow, Donald E., Rev. – Obituary

Rev. Donald E. Critchlow, PhD., 75, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Houston Texas. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, July 31, 2004, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Hernandez, Lopez and Sons Northside Chapels. Fr. Critchlow retired as pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Laredo in 1998. He cared deeply for all of the parishioners that he served, but the people of St. Peter’s always held a special place in his heart. Fr. Critchlow was ordained as a late in life vocation. Prior to the priesthood, he was a married college professor. In 1970, he was one of the founding faculty members of Texas A&I at Laredo. Throughout his lifetime he accomplished many great things, received many awards, honors and accolades. When asked what he wanted to be remembered for he said, “he hoped to be remembered for his work with children who had special needs, especially the children who needed help in learning to read.” Perhaps his greatest achievement was the deep affection he felt and shared with his family. He shared 27 years of his life with his wife and best friend, June, until her death in 1978. He loved their children, Carmel and Kevin. He loved and was proud of his grandchildren. He felt a special attachment to his loyal grandchildren, Eddie and Heather. He and his granddaughter-in-law, Yolanda, always seemed to have a special connection. He particularly enjoyed a laugh and maybe a snack of Circus Peanuts or Orange Slices with her. His great-granddaughter, Katie Scarlett always brought...

Pearce, Charles R. – Obituary

Charles R. Pearce, 89, of Nampa, Idaho, died at his home with his family by his side on April 4, 2003. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the McEwen Bible Fellowship Hall at 15403 Sumpter Stage Highway near Sumpter. Pastor Bill Cox will perform the service at the Fellowship Hall. Charles and his wife Jeanette were members of this church when they lived in Sumpter. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. S. at Nampa. Charles was born to Clara and David Penn Pearce at Belton, Texas, on Sept. 5, 1913. He grew up in Texas. During his early adult life, he worked in construction in many parts of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. He met and married Lucille Broyles at Wichita Falls, Texas, and they had two children, Linda and Jim. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served as a chief petty officer in the Navy’s Construction Battalion during the World War II. After the war, he settled at Houston. Charles and his family moved to California in 1959 where he worked in the Southern California area until his retirement. His wife, Lucille, died in California. He married his wife, Jeanette, in 1985 and moved to John Day. He and Jeanette moved to Sumpter in 1987. They moved from Oregon to Idaho in 1991, living at both Caldwell and Nampa. During the time they lived in both Oregon and Idaho, he and Jeanette traveled extensively in the Northwest where they greatly enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing and camping with their dogs were always a big part of...

Monroe, Martha Ann Rafn Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Martha R. Monroe, 72, of Baker City, former co-owner of the Monroe Mortuary, died Oct. 26, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Susan Barnes of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Martha Ann Rafn was born Aug. 26, 1930, at Houston. She was the only child of Harold J. and Pearl Padgett Rafn. Her father was in the military and they lived in various locations during her younger years. In 1948, they moved to Santa Ana, Calif., where she attended Santa Ana College. She attended dental school at the University of California at Berkeley and received her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. After graduation, she returned to Santa Ana as a dental hygienist where she met Jim Monroe. They were married on May 24, 1964. They remained in Orange County, Calif., until moving to Baker City in January 1981 after purchasing the Langrell Mortuary. Martha became a licensed funeral director and worked with her husband in the operation of Monroe Mortuary. She also worked part time as a dental hygienist for Dr. Warren Whitnah. She remained a licensed funeral director helping in the business until 1996 when the Coles purchased the funeral home. She was a member of the Soroptimist International of Baker County, PEO Chapter CJ, Esther Chapter of Eastern Star, Social Order of the Beauceant, AAUW and Daughters of the Nile. In California, she was very active...
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