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Biographical Sketch of Osgood McFarland

Osgood McFarland, a son of Major Moses McFarland, of the revolutionary war, a Scotch-Irish immigrant, together with his wife, Mary Bartlett, came to town from Haverhill, Mass., in 1809. A few years afterwards he removed to Marietta, Ohio. He remained there seven years, when, on account of his health, he returned to Vermont, driving his own team the whole distance, as he had done on the outward journey. On his second coming to Waterville he located upon the farm on East hill, known as the “Tobin place,” whence he removed, after a few years, to West hill, and tilled the farm now owned and occupied by Samuel Brown. During his long and useful life, which closed in 1865, at the age of eighty-four, he served his townsmen acceptably as a member of the legislature, and in other offices of trust and honor. His children were six sons and six daughters, of whom six are now living-Osgood and Eunice in Minnesota , Francis in Massachusetts , Nathan in Hyde Park, and Louisa and Moses in...

Biography of Lot Livermore

LOT LIVERMORE. – Mr. Livermore is one of the best-known residents of Eastern Oregon, and, as a business man, from the earliest times has been highly instrumental in developing the country. He was born in Marietta, Ohio, in 1835, but the year following came with his parents to Illinois, and in 1851 crossed the plains to Oregon, finding a home in Polk county. Some of the experiences on the plains were exciting, such as a fight of an hour and a half with the Snake Indians on the Snake River. It was the Harpole company with which they came. In 1866 Mr. Livermore came to Umatilla Landing, and for three years operated in general merchandise in the firm of Bushee Livermore & Co. In 1869 he removed to Pendleton, Oregon, engaging in merchandising under his own name until 1878, when he accepted the office of postmaster, and also became Wells, Fargo & Co’s agent and stage dispatcher. In 1886 he entered into the general merchandise business with Mr. Morehouse, but has now made arrangements to retire from active operations. The high esteem in which he is held by the people of Umatilla county and of Pendleton is indicated by his political career. He is a Republican; and, as the community has usually been Democratic, this fact was much against him. Nevertheless, he was elected county treasurer by a majority of one hundred and fifty-nine, turning by so much the ordinary Democratic majority of two hundred and fifty. He was elected the first mayor of Pendleton, and was re-elected, running both times against very popular men, and in the latter...

Biographical Sketch of Moses McFarland

Moses McFarland was born in Marietta, Ohio, June 25, 1821, coming to Waterville when about three years old, where he has since resided. He married Livonia, oldest daughter of Stephen and Asenath Brown Leach, and settled upon the home farm. In 1854, he removed from West hill to the village, his father and mother accompanying him, where he was successively engaged in manufacturing, hotel-keeping, and farming, always putting that energy into whatever he did that roused all other business of the village into renewed and greater activity. In 1861, he enlisted as a volunteer in the Eighth Vermont regiment, serving to the end of the war, and returning as captain of Co. A. He removed from the village to the Stephen Leach farm, on West hill, in 1874, where he has since...

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