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Cole, Catherine Linford – Obituary

Cole – At her home near Joseph, December 10, 1891, Catherine Lindford Cole, aged 56 years, 6 months and 14 days. Catherine Lindford was born hear London, England may 17, 1835, her parents removing to America the same year. after a short residence in Pennsylvania, they removing to America the same year. After a short residence in Pennsylvania, they removed to Indiana, and finally settled in Clark County, Illinois. In 1854 she was married to Eli Misner who died in 1858. In 1859 Mrs. Misner moved to Iowa. In July, 1860 she was united in marriage to Wiley P. Cole (Rev. William Person Cole Sr.). Mr. and Mrs. Cole removed to Nebraska in 1866, and after 14 years’ residence in that State they came to Oregon and in October, 1880 settled in the Wallowa valley where they have since resided. For three weeks previous to her death Mrs. Cole had suffered from an attack of erysipelas, but was considered out of danger from that disease. On the evening of her death she seemed bright and cheerful, and was sitting by the fire conversing with her family when the fatal attack came. She asked to be helped to bed, and as her daughter, son and husband gathered around she told them that she was going, a few moments later the spirit of the faithful wife and mother returned to the God who gave it, the immediate cause of death being heart disease. Mrs. Cole was a consistent Christian women, at the time of her death being a member of the Missionary Baptist church. she leaves a husband and six children...

Biography of H. V. Foster

No history of Oklahoma especially having to do with the development of the great oil industry in the state would be complete without extended reference to the Foster family. Their activities have been a most potent element in connection with the development of the natural resources of the southwest and I L and H. V. Foster maintains the family standard of activity, progressiveness, initiative, determination and sagacity in relation to business affairs. He is today President of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, with headquarters at Bartlesville and is the directing head of the company which controls the famous Foster lease in the Osage Nation. He entered actively upon the management of these interests in 1902 and in the passing years has become an outstanding figure in connection with the oil development of the southwest. A native son of New England, he was born September 6, 1875, in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, his parents being Henry and Gertrude (Daniels) Foster. The father was also born in Westerly, while the mother’s birth occurred in Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The name of Henry Foster is indelibly engraved upon the financial records of his native state, for he became one of the foremost financiers of Rhode Island, where he engaged in the banking business for many years. Attracted by the opportunities of the growing west, however, he made his way to Independence, Kansas, in 1882 and there centered his extensive financial operations to the time of his demise. He passed away February 25, 1896, at the comparatively early age of forty-seven years. Though his death seemed untimely he had accomplished much...

Draper, Noah – Obituary

Noah Draper, 77, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Powers at Medical Springs Monday morning March 14. Mr. Draper was born near London, England May 1, 1850, and came to this country when a young man. He lived many years in and around Chicago and had a family of four children, but drifted away from them thirty years ago and was never able to locate them. For the past ten years he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Powers. The funeral was held at Cock Bros. Chapel Tuesday March 15, at 1 o’clock p.m., services by Rev, R. C. Lee, of the Methodist Church. Interment in the Union cemetery. 1927 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry Rader Noah Draper DeadNoah Draper, 77, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Powers at Medical Springs Monday morning March 14. Mr. Draper was born near London, England May 1, 1850 and came to this country when a young man. He lived many years in and around Chicago and had a family of four children, but drifted away from them thirty years ago and was never able to locate them. For the past ten years he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Powers. North Powder News Saturday, March 19,...

Shahbazi, Ali Reza Shapur, Dr. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dr. Ali Reza Shapur Shahbazi, 64, of La Grande died July 15 in Walla Walla after a long battle with stomach cancer. A memorial service will be conducted at Eastern Oregon University Sunday at 3 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre. A reception will follow in the lobby. All are welcome. The seventh child of Ebrahim and Malihe Shahbazi, he was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Shiraz, Iran. In 1960, as Iran’s highest-ranking geography student, he was awarded an academic scholarship to the University of London, where he earned a master’s degree and doctorate in archeology. He later completed his post-doctorate degree in Iranian historiography from Georg August University in Goettingen, Germany. Dr. Shahbazi founded the Institute of Achemenid Research at Persepolis, Persia’s ancient ceremonial capital, and served as its director from 1973 until the Islamic Revolution of 1979. As one of Iran’s most prominent intellectuals, he lived in exile in Germany and the United States after the upheaval of the revolution. It brought him great pride and joy to eventually reopen the institute and resume his scholarly and professional career in Iran, in which he remained very active until his death. He taught at the universities of Shiraz, Tehran, Goettingen, Harvard, Columbia and Eastern Oregon, and was one of the world’s foremost authorities in several areas of pre-Islamic Iranian history, language and culture. He is the author of 16 books and 180 articles and publications, and received numerous international honors for his scholarly contributions. He won the national Book of the Year Award for his first major work, a biography of Cyrus the Great, when he was...

Biography of George J. Charlesworth, M. D.

George J. Charlesworth, M. D., one of the prominent professional men of Riverside, who is a Canadian by birth, dating that event at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, in 1858. His parents, George and Ann (Scott) Charlesworth, were natives of Yorkshire, England, who immigrated to Canada about 1833. His father was a prominent civil engineer, employed in the engineer department in the construction of the Great Western Railway and other works. Dr. Charlesworth was given the advantages of a good schooling, closing his classical studies in Toronto. At the age of twenty years, he entered upon his medical studies at the Trinity University, at Toronto, and graduated from the medical department of that institution in 1883. In that year he went to England, and entered the hospitals of London for study and surgery practice. He devoted a year to that, and entered the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated and received his diploma from that college in 1885. In the summer of that year he returned to Canada, and entered upon the practice of his profession. After some months spent in Canada, Dr. Charlesworth decided to try his fortunes in the United States, and located at Lexington, Nebraska. There he soon gained a successful and lucrative practice, but his failing health admonished him of the necessity of seeking a more congenial climate, and in May, 1888, he came to Southern California and established his residence in Riverside. Upon his arrival the Doctor opened his office in the Dyer block, on Main Street. His constantly increasing practice well attests his skill as a physician and surgeon, and his...

Biography of Dward J. Davis

Dward J. Davis, born in Devizes, Wiltshire County, England, in 1844, son of Robert and Sarah (MacVittie) Davis, natives of that country. The subject of this sketch was reared and given the advantages of a common-school education in his native place, and when fifteen years of age was apprenticed to the trade of a carpenter and builder. He served a seven years apprenticeship and entered life as a journeyman, a thorough master of his calling in all its details, and established himself in London. He was also employed on the Government work at Woolwich, and later on the Paris Exposition building in 1868. In the same year he came to the United States, and after a short stay in New York located in St. Louis and was there engaged in contracting and building until 1872. In the same year he came to California and located in Riverside, was one of the pioneer carpenters and builders of the colony. In 1873 he purchased the block bounded by Main, Orange, Ninth and Tenth streets, and established his residence there and entered into an active career as a carpenter and builder. Many of the pioneer business blocks were erected by Mr. Davis, among which was the building of the first brick block in the city, occupied by merchants, B. D. Burt & Brothers. For many years he conducted his business as a builder, and also engaged in horticultural pursuits upon his block and in the nursery business. He was successful in his pursuits, and invested quite largely in business property and is now the owner of valuable property on Main Street. In...

Biography of Stephen Squire

Stephen Squire. The history of Riverside’s business enterprises could not be considered complete without mention of the well-known undertaking establishment conducted by the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. His undertaking parlors and warerooms are located at Perine Block, Eighth Street, and are the most complete in their appointments of all in the city. His enterprise is characterized by having the best to be obtained, among which is a $2,500 hearse of the latest and most approved style, and a large variety of caskets, metallic, natural and stained wood, cloth, velvet, silk and satin covered, etc. Mr. Squire is also agent of the Colton Marble Company and the Pacific Marble and Granite Company of Los Angeles, and a dealer in foreign and American granite and marble monuments, tombstones, mantels, statuary, etc. He established his business in 1887, and through his sound business principles, genial manner and well-known practical knowledge of embalming and other details of his profession has secured the confidence and patronage of the community. Although not a pioneer of Riverside, his ten years’ association with her enterprises during her growth from a hamlet of a few hundreds to a city of thou-sands entitle him to a place in the annals of the colony. Mr. Squire is a native of England, dating his birth in Lincolnshire, in January 1839. His parents were poor, and he was early in life taught to labor for his support. When but thirteen years of age he was apprenticed to a miller and baker. His facilities for obtaining an education were extremely limited, but to his credit be it said, that he educated...

Biography of James Boyd

James Boyd, a pioneer of Riverside, came to the colony in 1872, all his worldly goods consisting of a farm team of four horses, four cows, a lot of chickens and a few household effects, and eight dollars in cash; but he had a reserve capital of health, energy, intelligence, and a determination to succeed. He secured a squatter’s claim to seventy-three acres of Iand about two miles north of Riverside, and later an adjoining tract of eighty acres, upon which he camped with his family, his only shelter being a shanty 10 x 10, devoid of protection from the scorching sun and sand storms. Their modest cook stove was in the open air, and all the cooking was done in the morning to avoid the heat of the midday sun. Their mid day repast was served cold, but the necessary heating of tea, coffee and even edibles, was accomplished by setting the receptacles containing them upon the fireless stove in the open air; it was rare, indeed, that the fierce rays of the sun had not generated heat, that the storage qualities of that old stove rendered sufficient to bring water nearly to the boiling point. Mr. Boyd planted the seed of the eucalyptus, surrounding his home with those trees. Their growth seems marvelous; careful measurement taken in 1889 showed one of these trees, seventeen years old from the seed, nearly 150 feet in height and eleven feet four inches in circumference, measured four feet from its base. In the spring of 1873 Mr. Boyd commenced the planting of nursery stock, citrus trees, deciduous fruit trees and grapevines....

Biography of Ottley Papineau

Ottley Papineau, is a manufacturer and dealer in harness, saddles, buggy robes, etc., and also proprietor of one of the leading business establishments of Riverside. His products are well known in the county and his trademark “O. P.” is a sufficient guarantee for first-class material and workmanship. The subject of this sketch is a native of England, dating his birth in London, in 1846. The first ten years of his life was spent in that city and at Canterbury in attending school. In 1856 he went to Australia and joined his father, who had preceded him to that country in 1852. His father located in Sydney, and there Mr. Papineau engaged in schooling until the summer of 1858, when he removed with his parents to Melbourne, Victoria, and attended school there until seventeen years of age. He was then apprenticed at the harness and saddlers’ trade, and after serving his apprenticeship worked as a journeyman in that city until 1874. In that year he immigrated to the United States, and upon his arrival in California located in Stockton. The next year he decided to seek a home in Southern California, and came to Los Angeles, where he obtained employment at his trade with Bell & Green, and later was manager of a well-known harness shop of William M. Osborne. In 1882, seeking a desirable location in which to establish himself in business, he came to Riverside, and in February of that year opened a harness establishment on Main street, between Ninth and Tenth streets. May 1, 1890, he removed to the new store on Eighth Street, in the Daily...

Biographical Sketch of Miss Anna L. Fuller

Miss Anna L. Fuller, of Azusa, is the daughter of Harrison Fuller, of Azusa, Los Angeles County. She is a native of Maryland, from whence her parents moved to Iowa, and from thence to California in 1883. Miss Fuller took an interest in music from earliest childhood, and studied it whilst yet in her teens, under excellent teachers in Philadelphia and New York. She was first soprano at St. Stephen’s church in Philadelphia, three years, which position she resigned in 1886, to go abroad to study music. In Florence, Italy, she studied under Vannucini; in London, under Randegger (oratorio), and in Berlin, with Mme. Artot. At present she is the favorite pupil of the eminent operatic singer and teacher, Mme. La Grange, of Paris, who prophesies for her a brilliant future in opera. Miss Fuller, when a mere child, showed the mimetic faculty in connection with her strong liking for music. Good judges who have heard her discover in her singing a flavor of Materna, the great German dramatic soprano. Miss Fuller sang in concert, in Berlin and London, with success last year, winning the commendation of the severest critics of those great centers of art. She has a pure, magnificent soprano voice, of great power, the developing of which has been under some of the best masters in Europe. She is now devoting herself, under the guidance of La Grange, exclusively to preparation for her appearance in grand opera, and expects to make her debut in the opera of Aida, in the near future. Her friends have every reason to expect that she will achieve a brilliant...
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