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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Thomas Henry Tuton

(See Grant and Cordery)-Ethel M. Rogers, born March 23, 1899 educated at Pryor, Okla., and Boulder University, Colorado, graduating from the Pryor High School in 1920. She married at Guthrie March 30, 1921, Thomas Henry Tuton, a druggist at Arcadia, Okla., Mrs. Tuton is a member of the Methodist Church and is an Eastern Star. Samuel Martin married Catherine Hildebrand and their son William A. Martin married Nannie Lucas nee Guinn. They were parents of Almon Martin, born November14, 1842. He was a member of Company M, First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Confederate Service. After the war he married Sarah Jane Cordery, both are now deceased. They were the parents of Sallie Martin, born January 30, 1869, educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Female Seminary. She married August 22, 18888, John Cicero Rogers, born September 1861 in Washington County, Arkansas they are the parents of Mrs. Ethel M. Tuton. Thomas Cordery, an Irishman married Susannah, a full blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan. They were the parents of David Cordery who married Chare Goss and they in turn were the parents of Thomas Cordery who married his first cousin Sallie Vickery and they were the parents of Jane Cordery who married Almon...

Biography of Samuel V. Mallory

Samuel V. Mallory, now superintendent of the city schools of Morrill, Brown County, had been a, Kansas educator for many years. He had been connected at different times with the public schools of three states–Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma–and both as a teacher and administrator his work rests upon the seeure foundation of sincere and effective service. Mr. Mallory had lived in Kansas since early youth and he represents some of the best elements of American ancestry. His great-grandfather, John William Mallory, spent his life in Virginia, having been born near Harper’s Ferry. He married Elizabeth peyton, who was the daughter of an officer in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Mallory’s grandfsther was Valentine Roger Mallory, who was born at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia in 1797, and moved from that state to Sangamon County, Illinois, near the capital at Springfield, and was an early farmer in that district. He died at Springfield in 1866. His wife was Nancy Dawson, a native of Kentucky. Several generations of the family were represented in and around Springfield, Illinois, and it was in that city that Samuel V. Mallory was born April 16, 1856. His father is the venerable R. U. Mallory, who was born at Springfield in 1828 and is still living, nearly ninety years of age, at Morrill, Kansas. He grew up and married at Springfield, became a farmer, and in 1871 migrated to Kansas and located in Ottawa in Franklin County. Subsequently he pre-empted 160 acres in Jewell County and only recently left his farm to take up a retired residence in shawnee, Oklshoma. He had been a republican since the organization...

Biography of Owen M. Thomas

Owen M. Thomas. The Citizens State Bank of Bronson, of which Owen M. Thomas is vice president, is an institution which had grown rapidly and prospered since it was established less than ten years ago, and its success is largely due to the character of the men entrusted with its executive management. Mr. Thomas had been actively identified with banking for ten years, both in Oklahoma and in Kansas. Though a young man, his career had apparently been one of rapid accomplishment, and he had achieved as much in ten years as many men do in their entire active life. Mr. Thomas was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, February 4, 1883, and spent much of his early youth in [p.2118] Oklahoma. His grandfather, Owen W. Thomas, was a native of Wales, afterwards became a farmer and property owner at Toulon, Illinois, where he died. Owen W. Thomas, Jr., father of the Bronson banker, was born at Toulon in Stark County, Illinois, in 1851. He grew up in his native county, and spent his brief active career as a farmer. He died at Oskaloosa, Iowa, in March, 1883, a few weeks after the birth of his son, Owen M. The maiden name of his wife was Dora Eisiminger, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1856. By her first husband she had just one child, Owen Mitchell Thomas. She afterwards married E. R. Green, and they participated as settlers on the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma at the opening in the fall of 1893. Mr. Green made the race for a homestead and secured one of 160 acres on the Tonkawa Indian Reservation....

Biography of W. C. Buttman

Agricultural development in Washington county receives impetus from the intelligently directed labors of W. C. Buttman, who resides on a highly productive and well improved farm near Ochelata, which he cultivates according to the most modern and progressive methods. He was born in Louisa county, Iowa, March 10, 1874, his parents being A. C. and Jane (Easton) Buttman, the former also a native of that county, while the latter was born in the state of New York. Both are deceased. The family is an old and well known one in Iowa, W. C. Buttman’s grandparents being pioneers of that state, in which three of his sisters are now residing. In the acquirement of an education W. C. Buttman attended the grammar schools of Louisa county, Iowa, from which he was graduated when sixteen years of age, and throughout his life he has remained a student, becoming a well informed and broadminded man. After leaving school he learned the trade of harness making, which his father had followed, completing his apprenticeship at Nichols, Iowa, and continuing active along that line until he reached the age of twenty-two years. In 1903 he came to Oklahoma, locating at Enid and afterward removing to Guthrie, which was at that time the capital of the state, and was instrumental in removing the Negroes from office there. He next secured employment on a tank farm east of Ramona, where he remained for seven years, and spent the succeeding three years in farming near Ochelata. In 1917 he purchased his present place of eighty acres, situated four miles east of Ochelata, and also leases one hundred...

Biography of Joel H. Rickel

Joel H. Rickel. Among the citizens of Chanute, one who had had a most interesting career is Joel H. Rickel, a resident of this city since 1896, and now the owner of a carriage and repair shop and the owner of a valuable farm. Mr. Rickel is a veteran of the Civil war, and had been a prominent figure in Grand Army circles, being a past commander of several posts in Kansas and a past department commander of the State of Kansas. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio, December 8, 1844, and is a son of John S. and Jane (Fulks) Rickel. The Rickel family, which originated on the Rhone, Germany, was founded in this country during Colonial times, and three bearing the name fought with the Patriot army during the war of the Revolution, one meeting his death at the battle of Brandywine. Michael B. Rickel, the grandfather of Joel H. Rickel, was born in 1776, in Tascaraugus County, Pennsylvania, and became a pioneer into Ohio, where, in Ashland County, he entered a farm from the Government. There he passed the remainder of a long and industrious life, and died in 1868. John S. Rickel was born in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1813, in the same house in which was born his son, and was reared and educated in the community. He was a millwright by trade and a civil engineer by profession, and in 1841 went to Kosciusko County, Indiana, where he cleared a farm from the heavy timber. There he spent the remainder of his life, and died in 1853. He was a whig in...

Biography of Scyrenous F. Lewis

Scyrenous F. Lewis represents a pioneer family in Saline County, where the Lewises located in 1871, when he was only eleven years of age. Most of his mature career had been spent within the boundaries of that county, though he also identified himself with the pioneer opening of Oklahoma and was a homesteader in that country for five or six years. Mr. Lewis had been a practical farmer and also a merchant at Bavaria, and is still in business at that town and is new serving as postmaster. His grandfather Lewis came from Wales. His father, Enoch Lewis, was born in New York State June 6, 1824. At the age of twenty-four he removed to Portage County, Ohio, where he married and where he learned the blacksmith’s trade. With that mechanical pursuit as his capital he removed to DeWitt, Michigan, where he lived and for many years conducted a blacksmith shop. He was married at Nelson, Ohio, in 1848 to Miss Mary Larkcom, who was born in Portage County, Ohio, June 20, 1828, a daughter of Arvillus E. and Mary Larkcom, both natives of Massachusetts. While the family lived at DeWitt, Michigan, Scyrenous Lewis was born November 12, 1860. Enoch Lewis was elected and served ten years as a justice of the peace in Michigan. In 1871 he brought his family out to Kansas, locating a tract of Government land in Washington Township of Saline County, ten miles southwest of Salina and 1½ miles from the Town of Bavaria. He opened and established the first blacksmith shop at Bavaria, and conducted the business there three years. His later years...

Rupe, Thomas Harold – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Thomas Harold Rupe, 83, of Baker City, died July 30, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Robin Harris of Cornerstone Baptist Church will officiate. Tom was born on Sept. 4, 1919, at Guthrie, Okla. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities such as collecting firewood. He worked for Weyerhaeuser, retiring in 1979. He was remarried in 1979 to Donna Watson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Onnie, in 1976, and his wife, Donna, in 1998. Survivors include his son, Michael Edward Rupe; granddaughter, Teresa Jackway of Klamath Falls; great-grandchildren, Justin Rupe, Jessica Jackway and Roger Jackway, all of Klamath Falls; sisters, Cecilia McAllister of Stayton and Sherry Adair of Hubbard; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Watson Jr. of La Grande, Richard Watson of Weiser, Idaho, Larry Watson of La Grande, Sharon Baird of Eugene, Mary Jo Zemmer of Sherwood, Helen Lefever of Baker City and Mike Watson of Baker City; stepchildren, Kathy Whitmer of Idaho, Elnora Calder of Baker City, Judy Dixon of Ontario, Debbie Warren of Klamath Falls, Kevin Adair of Bend and Tammy Stanley of California. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 8, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

Jones, Robert Paul – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Robert Paul Jones, 60, of North Powder, died Dec. 28, 2002, at his home. A vigil service for Mr. Jones will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Powder. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will celebrate. Vault interment will be at the Haines Cemetery following the service. Robert was born March 30, 1942, in Tulsa, Okla., to Jess and Gertrude (Shutler) Jones. He was raised and received his education in King Fisher and Crescent, Okla. He also attended engineering school at Oregon State University. On Dec. 26, 1970, he married Mary Colburn at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in The Dalles. They moved to North Powder in 1973 from La Grande. He worked as a surveyor for the highway department and the U.S. Forest Service. He also did ranching jobs, commercial fishing and managed the ski shop at Anthony Lakes. He loved skiing at Anthony Lakes, and he loved his children and grandchildren. He was great at mechanics and mathematics and his family loved how he could fix anything. He had a special appreciation for ways and values of the Native Americans. He had interests in plants, gardening, tropical fish and photography. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of North Powder; his daughters, Katie, of Haines and Maureen, of Bayside, Calif.; his son, Robert, of Vancouver, Wash.; a granddaughter, Eva, and grandson, Jesse; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ken Self of Grass Valley, Calif.;...

Brookshier, Dale Kenneth – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Dale Kenneth Brookshier, 88, of Baker City, died March 21, 2002, in Baker City. His graveside funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Frank Humber of the Summerville Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Brookshier was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Crescent, Okla., to James A. and Blanch (Moffett) Brookshier. He was educated in Crescent and in January of 1940 he came to Imbler. He worked as a farmer and mill worker, and as a custodian and bus driver for the Imbler School District until his retirement. Mr. Brookshier married Ethel Fields. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1970. In May of 1970 he married Lucretia Ruckman in Vale. She preceded him in death in 1997. He moved to Baker City in 1998 to be near family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and did a lot of woodworking. Mr. Brookshier is survived by his sons, Robert Brookshier of Palouse, Wash., Leonard Brookshier of Baker City, and Wayne Brookshier of Langlois; stepchildren, Leon Parox of Imbler, Merideth Patterson of Wenatchee, Wash., Annette Brokow of La Grande, David Paroz of North Port, Fla., Joann Parks of Irving, Texas, and Duana Paroz of Pendleton; numerous grandchildren; a half-sister, Arlene Johnson of Guthrie, Okla.; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Contributions in Mr. Brookshiers memory may be made to the Summerville Baptist Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March...

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