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Biography of Dr. John Bolinger

DR. JOHN BOLINGER. In pursuing the very important and noble calling of medicine, Dr. John Bolinger has met with a degree of success that is flattering in the extreme. He has not only shown that he is well posted in his profession, but that he can practically apply his knowledge. As a natural consequence his services have been greatly in demand, and he is kept busy most of the time. The great-grandfather on the father’s side was of German origin and was one of the first settlers of Madison County, Arkansas His son, Frederick Bolinger, grandfather of our subject, came from Tennessee to Madison County, Arkansas, with his father and followed farming and blacksmithing until some time during the war, when he was taken ill with smallpox and died. His children were named as follows: Jackson, Dr. H. H. (deceased), Bathena, Lucinda, Emily, Rachel, Mary (deceased), a daughter deceased, and Isaac H. H. The last named was born in Ray County, Tennessee, but when a young man came with his parents to Madison County, Arkansas, and there met and married Miss Elizabeth A. Sumner, a native of Madison County, Arkansas, born in 1836. During the war he went to Missouri, preparatory to moving his family to that State, was captured by bushwhackers and shot by them in 1864. He was a farmer and stockman and also a school teacher. His wife is still living and makes her home in Springdale, Arkansas Her father, John C. Sumner, was born in Vermont, but after growing up went to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he married. Later he removed to Arkansas Territory, and...

Biography of Dutton J. Reynolds

DUTTON J. REYNOLDS. Dutton J. Reynolds, county clerk, is one of the most efficient, faithful and painstaking officers Stone County has ever had, and in discharging the functions of his office, he has shown the utmost courtesy to all with whom he h as come in contact, and has won innumerable friends. He is a product of the Blue Grass State, born in Jackson County September 9, 1861, and the son of Thomas H. and Margaret (Jones) Reynolds. The father was born in Owsley County, Kentucky, about 1830, of English descent, and of a prominent old Kentucky family. His father, Pleasant Reynolds, was born in North Carolina, in which State the founders of the family settled, when coming to this country. The father of our subject made his home in his native State until 1875, when he moved to Madison County, Arkansas, where he remained until 1880. In that year he came to Stone County and located at Carr, where he now lives and where he is postmaster. During the Civil War he served in the Forty-seventh Kentucky Volunteer Regiment and is a pensioner. While residing in Kentucky he held the office of justice of the peace, and since residing in this county he has been postmaster at Carr for nine years. In political matters he affiliates with the Republican party. Mr. Reynolds is a wealthy man and one of the county’s most worthy citizens. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Kentucky and was the daughter of Dutton Jones. She died in 1869, when about thirty years of age. Four children were the fruits of this union, all but one...

Bookout, John A. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon John A. Bookout passed away at his home in La Grande, Friday, Feb. 8, 1935. He and his wife went to La grande last fall and made it their temporary home after renting their Alder Slope farm to their son-in-law, Homer Eads. Funeral services were held yesterday in the Christian church in Enterprise, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.N. Trout, and Rev. H.S. Fulton, and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Bookout was born Jan. 1, 1878, in Huntsville, Ark., and came as a small boy to Oregon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bookout, pioneers in Wallowa county. He spent the greater part of his life in Wallowa and Union counties, going to California several winters. He was married to Ora B. Ownbey Dec., 17, 1902, and was survived by the widow and two children, Mrs. Homer L. Eads and Donald D. Bookout, also by two grandchildren, LaVera and Jack Eads, and one brother, W.R. Bookout of Freewater, and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Cornelison of Weston, Mrs. Mary Cornelison of Othello, Wash., Mrs. Florence Wagner of La Grande and Mrs. Ora Burnett of Pleasant Valley. In 1912 he was converted and joined the Baptist church, and later affiliated with the Church Of God. His favorite passage in the Bible is found in john’s gospel, third chapter, verses 1 to 9. Mrs. Bookout’s sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hearing, and daughter, were living with the family in La Grande and came back to Enterprise for the funeral. Also Mr. and Mrs. John O. McFetridge and their neice, Loretta McFetridge, came from Medical Springs. Discover...

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