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Theodore Charles Todd of Stockton NY

Theodore Charles Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 10, 1845, in Stockton, N. Y. He was twice married, first, about 1868, Alice Jones, of Stockton, N. Y., second, Nov. 17, 1911, Mrs. Josephine Waterman Putnam, who was also of Stockton, N. Y., and where they now (1912) reside. In March 1884, he went to California to live accompanying his parents and lived some of the time in Los Angeles, and in Standish, Lassen County. He, his wife and children were an exceptionally musical family and their concert singing was much sought after. Children by Alice Jones: *2372. Fred Ora. 2373. Minnie I., m. Gillman T. Daggett and lived in Los Angeles, Cal., she was very musically inclined and had a fine voice. 2374. Myra Lorinda, m.(???)Thompson and lived in Los Angeles, Cal., she too was very musical and had a good voice. *2375. Delphine. 2376. Clarence Theodore; graduated from the Polytechnic High School in June 1911, and in the following Autumn commenced a college course at Denver,...

Green, C. W. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. C.W. Green Buried Wednesday Mrs. Charles W. Green, mother of Mrs. C.K. White, of this city, passed away at Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday, November 8, after an extended illness caused by cancer. The body was brought to Baker accompanied by Mr. Green. The deceased was a resident of Baker for thirty years, where with Mr. Green, she conducted a grocery business. She was born at Bangor, Maine, in 1861, and was 63 years of age. She is survived by her husband, a son, Irving C. Green, and two daughters, Mrs. C.K. White, of this city, and Mrs. Snodgrass, of Colfax, Wash., and an adopted daughter, Edith Mae Green. Funeral services were held at the West chapel in Baker, Wednesday. Rev. Boyd officiating. Ritual services were held at the grave by United Artisans, of which the deceased was a member. North Powder News Saturday, November 15,...

O’Connell, Mary Bond Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Bond O’Connell, 46, a former Baker County resident, died April 5, 1991, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. A memorial service was scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker City First Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Private interment was at the Haines Cemetery. A memorial service also was conducted Monday in Spokane. Mrs. O’Connell had undergone a bone marrow transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle slightly more than a year ago. She died from complications of the dancer she battled for more than two years. Mrs. O’Connell was born December 11, 1944, in La Grande to Lois and Champ Bond of Haines. She was a 1963 Baker High School graduate and a 1968 graduate of Oregon State University at Corvallis. She taught high school in Los Angeles for one year and then became a flight attendant and supervisor for United Air Lines. She was based in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver and recently celebrated her 29th anniversary with United. She was a member of the Valley Fourth Memorial Church in Spokane and a member of the Chester PTA. She also was very active with Girl Scouts. She enjoyed hunting, skiing, gardening, and loved her family. She married Mike O’Connell in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1980. They had two daughters, Marinda and Lacey, all surviving at their home in Spokane. Survivors also include her mother and father, Champ and Lois Bond of Haines; a brother, John Bond of Denver; sister, Anne Rice of Palm Springs, CA., and Kathy Wise of Reno, Nevada; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Marcelle O’Connell of Baker...

Wood, Lord, Adelyn – Obituary

Funeral services for Adelyn W. Lord, 69, 2250 4th Street will be conducted a 11 a. m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Beatty Chapel. The Rev. Merle W. Burres will officiate with internment in Hillcrest Cemetery, at La Grande, Oregon. Mrs. Lord was born July 8, 1896, at Columbus, Nebraska, the daughter of George S. (Sedgewick) and Nancy Ellen (Bunney) Wood, and attended school in Columbus, Missouri. She received her nurses training in California, and practiced nursing in Letterman General Hospital, at the Presidio, in San Francisco, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Los Angeles. She had been a resident of California for 32 years before moving to Baker, Oregon one and a half years ago. She died of Injuries received in an auto accident near Burns, Oregon, last Thursday evening. She is survived by her son, Aubrey Lord, Petaluma, California, her twin sister Mrs. Elsie J. Griffith, Halfway, Oregon, her brothers, Charles Wood, Council Bluffs, Iowa, William Wood, Lewiston, Idaho, and Leonard Wood, Denver, Colorado; her niece Ruth Christensen, Baker, Oregon, and other nieces and nephews; by four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. She was a member of California Licensed Vocational Nurses. Source: Baker, Baker County, Oregon Newspaper Contributed by: Gary...

Fisher, Kenneth W. – Obituary

Kenneth W. Fisher Buried In Haines Kenneth William Fisher, 45, 2730 First St. died March 21 at his home. Mr. Fisher was born in Haines April 15, 1912. He had been a rancher in the Haines area and had also been in the tractor business in Baker. Before that time he had lived in California where he spent four years with the forest service. He had attended Baker county schools and graduated from Belmont high school in Los Angeles. He was married to Rose Siejak in Los Angeles May 8, 1932. Mr. Fisher was a member of Elks Lodge No. 338, Baker and of Elkhorn Grange in Haines. He is survived by his wife, Rose Fisher of Baker; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fisher; and his grandmother, Mrs. Clara Welch, Haines; also by a niece, Judy Fisher, of Baker and a nephew, Wayne M. Monk with the Navy in Seattle, whom Mr. and Mrs. Fisher raised. Services were conducted Tuesday from West and company. Pastor Victor Ernest and Pastor Sheldon Hawes officiated. Interment was in Haines cemetery. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 1958 page 12 Contributed by: Belva...

Sullens, Wilbert L. “Will” – Obituary

Wilbert “Will” L. Sullens, 79, of Medical Springs, died April 4, 2005, at his home. His memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Dale Bingham will conduct the services. Everyone is invited to a finger-food potluck reception at the VFW Hall, 2005 Valley Ave., immediately following the service. Will was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Prairie City to Russell and Madeleine (Barlow) Sullens. He was raised and received his education in Prairie City. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, attending flight school in Santa Ana, Calif. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Prairie City where he became a flight instructor and ran the John Day Airport, which allowed him to accrue the hours necessary to work for an airline. During this time he also worked as a millwright in the local mill to make ends meet. He married Margaret Howell of Prairie City and to this union, two children were born, Jim and Gloria. They later divorced. Will went to work for United Airlines in Los Angeles and due to scheduling was furloughed. He then went to work as private pilot for Hugh Cotting, Cotting Enterprises, a development builder in San Francisco. While working for Cotting, he also helped in the planning and designing of shopping centers. In 1955 Will went to work for Pan Am World Airways as a navigator. On one of his trips home he met Janice Wirth, who was singing at a club in John Day. They were married and later adopted a daughter, Karla, in 1967. In 1960, he was...

Fisher, Emma Welch Mrs. – Obituary

Lifetime Haines Resident Emma Welch Fisher Was Civic Leader Emma Bell Welch Fisher, 94, of Haines, passed away Thursday, March 26, 1987 at St. Elizabeth Hosp. Funeral services for Mrs. Fisher were conducted Tuesday, March 31, 1987 at 2:00 pm in the Haines Baptist church. Rev. Keith Spry of the Haines Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at the Haines cemetery. Mrs. Fisher was born May, 6, 1892 in Haines to William J. and Clara M. Long Welch. She married Albert Lindsey Fisher in Baker on April 15, 1911. Her maternal grandparents, Alonzo and Julia Long immigrated to this area from the Willamette Valley. The Welch’s were raised in England. Married in Bristol and immigrated to the US immediately following the ceremony. They then moved up into Canada for a while and came to this area from there. Emma had a brother Ray and a nephew, Roy, son of her mother’s older sister. Roy was raised as a member of the Welch family following his mother’s death. Roy was more like a brother than a nephew to Emma and he used the Welch name throughout his life. Emma met her husband in Haines while he was working as a Ferrier during the 1910 farming season. Since there was not enough horseshoeing work to keep him employed during winter months. Albert returned to Boise to live with his sister and work in the Boise area. He returned at Christmas time to see Emma and at that time they set their wedding date. They were married in the Baker Methodist Church as the Haines Baptist church was without a minister. They then...

Welch, William – Obituary

William Welch, Body Rests Home City Lot The funeral services at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon for the late William Welch, whose death was reported in this newpaper last week, were well attended. Rev. A.L. Wilson, local pastor, had charge of the services at the church while the Odd Fellows, of which order Mr. Welch was a member, conducted the services at the Haines cemetery, where the body was laid to rest. Special music by a choir and a solo by Fred Spence were rendered during the services. William Welch died last week Wednesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, following a long illness. As he requested, his body was brought back to be buried in the community in which he had spent so much of his life and where he loved to be. All of his children and his wife were with him when he passed away and they all attended the funeral here. William James Welch was born in Kansas, June 26, 1861, and was married to Miss May Long in 1881. His widow survives him, as do, three children: Emma Fisher, Ray and adopted son, Roy Jackson, besides one granddaughter and three grandsons. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Haines and a member of the Baptist church for over 40 years. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 2, 1931 Contributed by: Belva...

Jones, Marie Lupe Ahumada Mrs. – Obituary

Marie Lupe Ahumada Jones, 70, of Baker City, died Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise. There will be a private family gathering later. Visitation was for family only. Marie had lived the last 12 years of her life at Baker City, but lived most of her life at Los Angeles. She was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Mexico. She became a registered nurse after college and loved to help people. She also loved flowers and had a very special touch with them. She never had to do much with them and they grew big and beautiful. She didn’t have much luck with houseplants, though. Marie was a very generous person and would spend her last dollar on her grandkids. Whenever she had a chance, she would play bingo and go to the casinos. The last 10 years of her life she loved to work with beads, making things and looking forward to selling her beaded jewelry and other items at the Miners Jubilee every year. “She will surely be missed,” her family said. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kris Jones of Crescent City, Calif., and Richard’s son, Michael Jones of Roseburg; her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jeff Heriza of Aurora, Colo., and Jackie’s children, Jessica and Whitney McKnight of Boise, and Kristin Jones and Robert Heriza of Aurora, Colo.; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Liane Jones of Baker City, and their children, Ashley, Gabby and Dylan Jones; her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and F. “Scott” Ashby of Baker City, and Sheila’s children, Tyler Reich, Kristina Friedman and Faith Rae...

Dinnick, Mabel Ann Long Mrs. – Obituary

Mabel Ann Dinnick, 93, a longtime Baker Valley resident, died June 28, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. There will be no funeral, at her request. A private family celebration of life will be scheduled later. Mabel, the daughter of Arch and Lizzie Long, was born on on June 26, 1912, at Muddy Creek at the home of her grandparents, Alonzo and Julia Long. She was the fourth of six children and attended her first 12 years of school at Haines. Mabel was the final surviving member of the Haines High School Class of 1930. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at Eastern Oregon Normal School in La Grande. In 1960, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Oregon College. Mabel taught 28 years in the Baker School District, 26 of those years were at North Baker School and two years were at Muddy Creek. Her great-grandparents donated land for the first Muddy Creek School in 1876. She also taught for three years at Bourne and Columbia mines. One of the greatest pleasures Mabel experienced was a visit from her former students. During her first year of teaching, she met and later married Wilbur “Bill” Dinnick. They were married on Dec. 30, 1933, at Weiser, Idaho. Wilbur and Mabel moved to Cornucopia, where Wilbur worked in the mines. Their first daughter, Evelyn, was born during that time. During World War II, Mabel and her family lived in the Los Angeles area where their second daughter, Roberta, was born. In 1946, they returned to Baker Valley, where they spent their remaining years. The many interests...
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