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Biography of Ira Puderbaugh, M.D.

Ira Puderbaugh, M. D. The second physician in practice at Ozawkis was Dr. Aaron Puderbaugh, and in that same locality his son Dr. Ira Puderbaugh had handled the bulk of the professional work for the past fifteen years. Ozawkie is the native town of Dr. Ira Puderbaugh, where he was born March 5, 1878. His ancestors were Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania in very early times. His grandfather was born in Pennsylvania in 1810, afterwards moved to Western Ohio, from there to Indiana, and finally came to Kansas, where be lived retired until his death at Ozawkie in 1883. Dr. Aaron Puderbaugh, who is now living at Kansas City, Missouri, with his daughter Mrs. May Sullivan, was born in August, 1836, in Darke County, Ohio. When he was a child his parents moved to the vicinity of Wabash, Illinois, and he grow up and married there. In early life he took up the trade of buggy and wagon maker, and this was his occupation when he came to Kansas in 1862 and located at Ozawkie as a pioneer. He followed his trade in that then small country community until 1878. Though forty-two years old, he was still able to achieve success in a new line, and in 1879 entered the Kansas City Medical College, where he graduated M. D. in 1882. After that he practiced in Ozawkie for about twenty years, and retired in 1901, turning over his professional responsibilities to his son. He lived at Ozawkie until 1913, when he removed to Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Aaron Puderhbaugh is a republican, and had long been a helpful member of the German Baptist...

Vance, Gretta M. McCoy Mrs. – Obituary

Gretta M. Vance, 97, a former Baker City resident, died April 6, 2005, at her home in Meridian, Idaho. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise, Idaho. There will be a graveside service in Kansas at 1 p.m. CDT April 19 at the Medicine Lodge Cemetery. She was born on June 19, 1907, at Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kan., to Harvey Harris and Jennie Stone McCoy. She attended school at Medicine Lodge and graduated from high school there. She attended business college at Wichita, Kan. She married Howard V. Vance on July 17, 1928, at Pratt, Kan. They had one son, Howard McCoy Vance. Gretta was an excellent seamstress and made many of her clothes as well as those for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She taught sewing in 4-H for many years. She was also proficient at crocheting. She made afghans for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband spent most of their married life at Garden City, Kan. In 1953 they moved to Ulysses, Kan. During that time she worked for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. After retirement they made their home at Canon City, Colo. She moved to Baker City in 1987 to be near family. While in Baker City she attended the Methodist Church. She moved with her son and his wife to Meridian, Idaho, in 1996, where she made her home until her death. She was lovingly cared for by her daughter-in-law, Jean, and great-granddaughters, Angie and Kayla Clark. Gretta was a very gracious lady and very appreciative of all that was done for...

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