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Biographical Sketch of George F. Gund

Gund, George F.; brewer; born La Crosse, Wis., April 5, 1855; educated, public school, La Crosse, Wis., and Northwestern University, at Watertown, Wis.; one son, George, graduated from Harvard, 1909; now residing in Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Agnes, who attended The Mittelberger, Hathaway-Brown and Briar-Cliff Schools; served in the city council at La Crosse, Wis., for three years, at the age from 22 to 25; member (three years) Governor’s Guard, La Crosse, Wis.; business career: Six years with the Batavian Bank, La Crosse, Wis.; sec’y and treas. the John Gund Brewing Co. of La Crosse, until 1880; when he moved to Seattle, Wash., and purchased an interest in a brewing concern there; three years later, the Seattle brewing concerns became the Seattle Brewing & Malting Co., of which he was pres. until 1897; in the spring of 1897, came to Cleveland and purchased the Jacob Hall Brewing Co., which, on Jan. 1, 1900, was changed to the Gund Brewing Co.; pres. and treas. The Gund Brewing Co.; director, Broadway Savings & Trust Co.; Woodland Ave. Savings & Trust Co., Cleveland Life Insurance Co., and The Realty & Rental Co.; past pres. Cleveland Brewers Board of Trade; past pres. and trustee Ohio Brewers Ass’n; past trustee four years and for many years member labor committee of the United States Brewers Assn; member Iris Lodge, No. 229, Webb Chapter, No. 14, Oriental Commandery, No. 12, Al Koran Temple, Lake Erie Consistory; member Athletic and Euclid...

Yocom, Leota Lotta Patterson – Obituary

Leota Lotta Yocom, 72, of 718 N. Sixth Ave., Yakima, who received head injuries when she fell to pavement after being hit by a car at Third and West Yakima Avenues, Yakima, Friday morning, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in 1898 in Tokio, ND [MN], to Oscar and Odessa Patterson. She and Chester Yocom were married in Wenatchee; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Yocom taught school in Malaga and received education and trained as a practical nurse in Wenatchee. She and her husband moved to Edmonds and Seattle, where she was a practical nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Chester Yocom of Seattle and Lance Yocom, of Anchorage, Alaska; and three brothers, Dwain Patterson of Everett, Robert Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Patterson of Seattle. Yakima Herald Republic, September 1, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

Cooke, Daisy Victoria Storey – Obituary

Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 279, Cooties, Women of the Moose Post 389 in which she hild a friendship degree, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2229 of Toppenish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 36. She also was a member of the National Federation of Grandmothers of America. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Clifford Cooke of Bremerton, and Howard P. Cooke Jr., of Sam Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Dorothy) Hunt of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Goodwin of Seattle; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Yakima Herald Republic, September 20, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

Curry, John Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. John Curry Passes To Rest Mrs. John Curry passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 1937, at the home of her son, William G. Curry, near Flora. She had been in poor health for months, suffering from troubles brought on by her advanced age. Funeral services were held at Flora Methodist church Tuesday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. G. Luscombe, and burial was in the Flora cemetery. Lizzie Maria Burnett was born in Ireland, Dec. 12, 1857, and came to the United States alone when a young woman. She was married to John Curry at Seattle, Wash., March 26, 1887. Then years later Mr. Curry came to explore Wallowa county and filed on a homestead in the north end, which remained his home until he passed away, Feb. 23, 1935, and has been the home of his widow since then. Mrs. Curry was survived by four children: William G. and Samuel of Flora, Vena of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. J. B. Rowell of Honolulu, Hawaii territory and by 11 grandchildren. Two children passed away years ago. Miss Curry came from California for the funeral, her brothers meeting her at the train late Monday night. A long time resident of the county, Mrs. Curry had done her full part in the development of the north end. She was a woman of kind and gentle character and was loved by all. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa county, Oregon, Thursday January 21, 1937 Page...

Biography of John McNarrey

John McNarrey. The fireman is the favorite popular hero of peace. The records of fire departments in large cities are brightened by deeds of splendid courage and devotion to duty, and firemen are men proved in fire literally and figuratively. Chief John McNarrey of the Kansas City, Kansas, fire department is a fine example of the best in this service. He had been almost continuously connected with the local department for twenty-four years. When he began with the department it had only three fire stations or houses and at the present time as chief he had direction of the men and the equipment in nine stations, and had a roll of 114 men in the department. He entered the service in 1893 as a hose man, and by fidelity to duty and efficiency in time of action had worked his way to the chief responsibilities of the department. He was appointed assistant chief under Mayor Gilbert, filled the office two years, and during the succeeding administration went back into the ranks. He became chief of the department under the administration of Mayor George Gray, and had filled the office continuously since 1907. Chief McNarrey was born near Belfast, Ireland, May 19, 1868, and is of Scotch parentage. His people were Scotch Presbyterians and his parents were John and Margaret (Reid) McNarrey, natives of Scotland. His father was a tailor, and lived and died in Ireland. His mother is still living in Ireland. John McNarrey was one of eight children. He attended school in Ireland, but when twelve years of age went to Scotland to live with a distant relative....

Williamson, Buena – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Buena Williamson Buena Jean Williamson died September 4, 2005, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Williamson was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Bend, Oregon to Arthur and Grace Barton. She graduated from Joseph High School in Joseph in 1952. She married Wayne Williamson on June 21, 1952. For many years she worked as a sales clerk and later a bank teller. In the 1990’s she worked at the Wallowa County Museum, where she specialized in antique clothing. Mrs. Williamson loved spending time camping and being in the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, and is survived by her children Mona Kay and Bill Williams of Joseph, Karen and Lee Zollman of Walla Walla, WA, her sister Aleene Alford, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charlene and Dallas Williamson, grandchildren Clint Williams, Jared Williams, Lynn Zollman, Allison Hind, Nicholas Zollman, and her great-grandchild Alexis Williams. A memorial service was held Sept. 10, at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Donations can be made in Mrs. Williams memory at the American Red Cross for victims of hurricane Katrina Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, September 15, 2005 Contributed by Dixie...

Beaudoin, William Peter – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon William Peter Beaudoin Jr. died Sept. 8, 2005, at VA Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. He was 79 years old. Beaudoin was born August 27, 1926 in Enterprise to William Peter Sr. and Alma Hattie Beaudoin. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 1944. Following school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and fought in World War II. He married Elizabeth Anna Burns on June 3, 1950. For 30 years he worked in construction and tended to the Beaudoin Ranch. During his retired life he became active in the VFW becomming the District Commander and All-American Department Commander for the state of Oregon. Beaudoin is survived by his wife, Betty Beaudoin of Enterprise, sons Pete Beaudoin of Enterprise, Richard Beaudoin of Portland, daughters Michelle Rhodes of Aberdeen, Wash., Renee Evarts of Enterprise and his two brothers Pierre and Paul Beaudoin. Memorial services were held Sept. 13 at the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. A Requiem mass was held on Sept. 14 at St. Katherine Catholic Church, which was followed by military internment at Enterprise Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ladies Aux. Post or St. Katherine Catholic Church. Wallowa County Chieftain, Obituaries, Thursday, September 15, 2005 William Peter Beaudoin Jr., 79, of Enterprise died Sept. 8 at the VA Cancer Center in Seattle. A recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 13 at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St. in Enterprise. A Requiem Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 14 at St. Katherine’s Catholic Church, 301 E. Garfield St. in Enterprise. A military burial will follow...

Seymour, Violet Isabel Johnson – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Violet Isabel Johnson Seymour died May 29, 2007 in Enterprise. She was 76. Mrs. Seymour was born Sept. 5, 1930, to Elmer and Evelyn Johnson in Saskatchewan, Canada. She married Gail Seymour on Jan 1. 1950. She was a professional bowler with a league for seven years. She worked for Boeing Company in the 1970’s, in real estate and with the Boeing Employees Credit Union. She retired from the BECU in 1983. She was a member of the Alpine Golf Course, was active in the Women’s Golf Club Leadership and a member of Civil Air Patrol, attaining the rank of Lt. Col. in Seattle, Wash. He loved fishing, camping, golfing and watching kid’s sports, including football, basketball, and soccer. She was a member of the Enterprise Christian Church. She is survived by her son Jim Seymour; daughters Laura and Randy Lanfell of Hayden Lake, Idaho, Betty and Sonny Settergren of Enterprise and Sherry and Bill Campbell of Valleyford, Wash.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be held at the Enterprise Christian Church on June 8 at 4:30 p.m. Fellowship and food will follow the service. Wallowa County Chieftain, June 7, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

Carper, Joseph K. – Obituary

Services Held For Joe Carper Funeral Services were held at Centralia, Washington, Saturday, March 13, for Joseph K. Carper, former resident of Promise for many years. Mr. Carper passed away at the Swedish hospital in Seattle March 10, where he had been confined for a month. Mr. Carper was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia, on September 21, 1865, the son of George Washington and Delilah Carper. His father was a minister and came west in the 90’s moving into the La Grande and John Day country. Joe Carper was married when he was 17 years old and came west sometime in the late 1890’s with his family. They lived for a couple of years in the Grande Ronde valley before moving to a homestead in Promise, where they homesteaded 160 acres of grazing land. Mr. Carper went into the business of raising fruit and peddled his products through out the county. He raised fine fruit and was commonly called Huckleberry Joe. He was fond of hunting, usually kept a pack of hounds, and was employed as the first government hunter in the county about 30 years. Mr. Carper was the father of 17 children by his first wife. In 1920 he married Myrtle Voetburg and one child, Eugene, was born to this union. In 1925 Mr. and Mrs. Carper moved to Grants Pass where they lived a few years. In 1929 they visited relatives in Iowa, West Virginia, and Indiana, and in 1931 moved to Rochester, Washington. Mr. Carper was proud of his large family consisting of 18 children, seven step children, 80 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren....

Cornwell, Elizabeth Ann – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Cornwell, a longtime resident of Wallowa County, died at the age of 89 on Oct. 24, 2005, at the Life Care Center in McMinnville. Cornwell was a poet with four books to her credit and also wrote a bi-weekly column for the Chieftain for over a decade. She was born on March 24, 1916, in Portland, the daughter of Ned and Irene Butler Hynson. She grew up in the Parkrose area of Portland and graduated from Grant High School. After high school she went on to attend the University of Oregon. While working on the assembly of airplanes at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Wash., she met Kenneth Cornwell, and they were married on Dec. 31, 1943, in Seattle. In 1949 the couple moved to Upper Prairie Creek near Joseph, where they farmed for many years. Her special interests were writing poetry and short stories, and her work was published in the Oregonian, Reader’s Digest, Ideal Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and other publications. She published her first book of poetry, “Rainbow and Rye,” in 1974; her other books included “Build Me a Bridge” (1984), “Moment Out of Time (1984); and “Sprinkle with Stars” (1996). “Animals and nature are my biggest inspiration … people come in a poor second,” she said during a Chieftain interview when her last book was published. At that time she had been a columnist for the Chieftain for about 10 years, writing gentle anecdotes about her childhood and years as a housewife or observations on life and nature. An earlier Chieftain columnist, Ben Weathers, praised Cornwell when her first book...
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