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Biography of Hon. Napoleon B. Allen

HON. NAPOLEON B. ALLEN. Like all self-made and distinguished men Hon. Napoleon B. Allen commenced life with limited means and worked his way to the front by careful and studious attention to business, honesty and integrity, and the following of the various traits that combine in making a man respected and honored. He was born at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, May 27, 1851. The son of William and Matilda (Evans) Allen. The father was a native of Illinois, but was reared in St. Louis. In 1830 he went to where Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, is now situated, and was one of the first to settle there, entering the Springs from the Government. In 1853 he sold this property for $600, now worth many thousands, and engaged in farming and stockraising, which he carried on very successfully. He was the most extensive stockraiser in the whole country, numbered his cattle and horses by the hundred, and his stock overran the country from Imboden, Arkansas, to West Plains, Missouri. Mr. Allen was about fifty-four or fifty-five at the time of his death. He was twice married, first to Miss Stublefield, who died at Mammoth Springs. After that he was married to Mrs. Matilda (Evans) Ragan, who was born in the year 1813. To the first union were born five children and to the last, three, our subject being the youngest of the latter. He spent his school days near where Thayer is now located, and when nineteen years of age left the schoolroom to engage in farming and stockraising, on the Warm Fork of Spring River. There he remained until 1888, and aside...

Holt, Othor “Shorty” – Obituary

The funeral for Othor “Shorty” Holt, who was employed as a timber worker most of his life, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Beaty-Langrell Chapel of the Valleys. The Rev. James Shaver will officiate and private interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Holt, of 485 Third St. died Saturday, Nov 18, 1978, at his home. He was 65. He was born June 22, 1913, in Imboden, Arkansas, to Christopher R. and Lillie May Dodson Holt. The youngest of nine children, he was raised on a farm in that state and was educated in Halvern. He moved to Oregon in 1938 and worked in the timber industry until he retired after being disabled in a logging-related incident seven years ago. He married Jennie Pyper in Weiser, Idaho, on March 12, 1951. Mr. Holt enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include a daughter, Margie Wilson of Baker; three sons James Deveral and Loren Holt of Lebanon and Kenneth Holt of Stayton; a brother Orville Holt of Baker; a sister Dora Fisher of Halvern, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. One of the Baker City, Oregon paper’s, November, 1978 Contributed by: Belva Ticknor Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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