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Biography of Hon. Samuel Case

HON. SAMUEL CASE. – Prominent among the men who have made Oregon famous as a rendezvous for enterprise, talent and industry, may be mentioned the gentleman whose name is the title of this brief biography. Mr. Case was born in Lubec, Washington county, Maine, May 31, 1831. He acquired his education at East Maine Conference College, of Bucksport. In 1853 he took the fever to come West, and started for California, coming by way of Nicaragua route. After his arrival he followed teaching and mining for four years, when he returned to his Eastern home on a visit, from whence he returned to the Golden State in 1858. In 1861, the regular troops having been called East on account of the Rebellion, the Pacific states had to organize volunteer forces for their protection against Indian depredations; and, thinking of the welfare of his fellow men, he abandoned his own interests and enlisted in Company D, Fourth Infantry, California Volunteers, and was ready to proceed at once to the call of duty. The company to which he belonged, and of which he was orderly sergeant, was ordered to Oregon, where he followed its wanderings until November, 1864, when he received an honorable discharge. For four years thereafter he was employed as superintendent of farming on the Alsea Indian Reservation. In 1866 he removed to Yaquina Bay, and located the claim upon which the town of Newport now stands. In this place he owns, besides the elegant Tourists’ Hotel, other large interests. Mr. Case was one of three peace commissioners appointed by the general government to treat with the hostile Modoc...

Biography of J. R. Bayley, M.D.

J.R. BAYLEY, M.D. – Doctor Bayley, to whom has fallen an unusual portion of public labor and honor, was born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1820. His mother dying, he was cared for by his grandmother, through whose liberality he received an ample education. In 1839 he moved to Clay county, Missouri, but two years later returned to Ohio, and in 1847 began the study of medicine in South Charleston with Doctors Skinner and Steele. He also attended the medical school at Cleveland in 1849, and the next year studied at the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati. Upon graduating from this institution in 1851, he returned to South Charleston, practicing medicine, and a year later continued his profession at Louisburg. He was married in Xenia in 1852 to Miss Elizabeth Harpole, and remained in Louisburg until the autumn of 1854. In this year he prepared to cross the continent to Oregon, and reached our state in May, 1855, settling at Lafayette and practicing his profession. Besides his regular work, he was here engaged in political labors, being elected councilman for the counties of Yamhill and Clatsop to serve in the territorial legislature in 1856. He resigned his seat, however, in 1857, and moved to Corvallis, where he practiced medicine for many years. Here also political preferment was bestowed; and he was elected judge of Benton county. In 1864 he was re-elected, serving until his resignation a year later. During this year he enjoyed that delightful experience of a trip to the old home in Ohio, and a visit to the National capital. While at the seat of government he succeeded...

Biography of J. L. Stout

J. L. STOUT. – The proprietor of the townsite of Sea View on the weather beach, a city which boasts of a population of from five to eight thousand during the summer bathing season, is from the Buckeye state, having been born in Ohio in 1824. During his boyhood his father took him to Illinois; and he passed his early life on the frontier. he came up with a generation of men whose natural force and enterprise led them into the most exalted position in the great West which their energies had developed. While in Illinois he was ever restless, moving from county to county, and in the northern part of the state learned the trade of a cooper. He was married at an early age to Miss Abigail E. Beckwith, but at his home in Marshall county his wife and children suffered greatly from malarial sickness, his two oldest children dying. Those were also hard “Democratic times” as Mr. Stout expressed it; and for a poor man it was very difficult to advance. Having heard constantly of the gold of California, he determined to come to its mines and dig the precious metal for himself. Accordingly, in 1850, he crossed the plains, starting from the Missouri with a train of oxen late in April. He reached Hangtown, or Placerville, early in August, making a phenomenally speedy trip. Cholera was abroad on the plains’ but he kept in advance of it. He proved the endurance and capacity of oxen, his animals overtaking horses that had passed him in the early stages of his trip, and in crossing the Humboldt...

Biography of James L. Story

JAMES L. STORY. – Mr. Story, the present mayor of The Dalles, Oregon, and a lawyer of leading character, is one of the Oregon educated men of whom the state has reason to be proud. He was born in Missouri in 1845, but at the age of eight years came with his parents across the plains to Oregon. The first home was on the Willamette river among the groves of maple and magnificent cottonwood trees where is now situated the little town of Lincoln. In 1854 he removed to McMinnville, and at that place, in 1864,enlisted in the First Oregon Infantry as quartermaster’s clerk, serving until 1865. Resuming civil life, he engaged in teaching, and by that means was enabled also to perfect himself in the English branches and in the sciences at McMinnville College. In 1868 he entered upon the more substantial duties and joys of life, marrying Miss Lucretia Cozine of McMinnville, and engaging in agriculture. In 1872 he made a trial of the climate and opportunities of the Inland Empire, locating at Weston, where he followed his former profession as teacher, and added to those duties the study of law, reading with Brents & Reed of Walla Walla. Returning to McMinnville, he completed his legal training under the tutelage of James McKean, and was admitted to practice before the supreme court of our state in 1881. Five years succeeding were spent upon the sea-coast to improve the health of his family; and a stay of a year at McMinnville after their life by the ocean was followed by a removal to their present home, The Dalles....

Kreider, Mary Margaret Trotter Vaughan Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Margaret Trotter Vaughan Kreider, 92, of Gleneden Beach, a former Baker City resident, died March 29, 2006, at Newport. There will be no service. Mary grew up in Baker City. She attended Mills College in San Francisco. She married Robert F. Vaughan in 1935. The couple had three children: Susan, Trotter and John. They lived at Baker City until 1956, when Robert died. She married Charles M. Kreider of Bend in 1963. The couple moved to Bend and then to Portland. Charles died in 1975 and then she moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. She later moved to Newport to be near her family. Her passions were shopping, gardening and interior decorating. In her later years, she was addicted to Big Band music. Survivors include her daughter, Susan, of Toledo; and her sons, Trotter of Newport and John of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous grandchildren. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 7, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

Han, Ronald L. “Ron” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ronald L. “Ron” Han, 68, of Baker City, died Nov. 23, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Disposition was by cremation at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Crematory. There will be a family gathering in his honor later. Mr. Han was born Oct. 11, 1933, at Boise. He spent most of his growing-up years on the Oregon Coast at Lincoln City. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to Lincoln City and established himself as a chef. He later bought Captain John’s Restaurant where he served as owner and chef for many years. He met his wife, Loretta, at Lincoln City. They were married on Jan. 31, 1977. Although he loved to cook, when he came home he was more than happy to let Loretta cook the family meals. An avid hunter and fisherman, he loved being outdoors. He enjoyed the coastal mountains and streams and the ocean. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Han. Survivors include his wife, Loretta; his daughters, Jacqueline Gardner of Carson City, Nev., Sandra Schneiderman of Springfield, Pamela Horesky of Forest Grove and Dawn Stafford of Phoenix, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Grays West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 10, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...
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