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Biography of Thomas J. Mylet

Thomas J. Mylet, who through an active and prosperous business career has been identified with various lines which have contributed to general prosperity and advancement as well as to individual success, is now the president of the American Auto Supply Company of St. Louis and of a number of other business concerns of importance. He was born in Greenfield, Indiana, February 21, 1879. His father, P. F. Mylet, was a native of Ireland and was brought to the United States by his parents when but six years of age, the family home being established at Cincinnati, Ohio. There he resided until he had attained his majority and then removed to Rushville, Indiana, where he engaged in the grain business. Later he became a prosperous farmer of that state, in which he continued to make his home until called to his final rest in June, 1917. He had served his country as a soldier in the Civil war and was a most loyal and patriotic citizen throughout his entire career. He married Ella Sullivan, a native of Ireland, and she, too, passed away in 1917. Their family numbered ten children, eight of whom are yet living. Thomas J. Mylet pursued his education in the schools of his native state and was graduated from the high school of Bunker Hill, Indiana. Subsequently he attended the normal school and for two years engaged in the profession of teaching, but, thinking to find other pursuits more congenial, he directed his efforts elsewhere. He was engaged in the retail clothing business at Peru, Indiana, for a time and later spent several years in traveling...

Trippeer, Joseph Erwin – Obituary

Death of Leading Citizen at Cove by Nellie R. Grace Mayor Trippeer, after a manful fight for life the past thirteen years, admitted defeat for the first time a few days before he passed on at Grande Ronde Hospital, Sept. 11, 1926. He was buried from Ascension Episcopal church, Rev. SW. M. Bradner officiating in Cove cemetery, Sept. 13, at 2 o’clock p.m. Honorary pallbearers, A. T. Hill, Frank Phy, Jas. Hutchison, Grover Duffey, F. F. Dean, L. R. Lay. Joseph Erwin Trippeer was born in Peru, Ind., Dec 5, 1856. Married Miss Alice Alexander, Dec 16, 1878, at Linneus, Mo; wife, son, daughter and grandson and a grand daughter survive him. Dr. Herman Trippeer of the veterinary firm of Trippeer &Fuller and cattle firm of Robin & Trippeer, and daughter, Miss Denise Trippeer of Walla Walla; Mrs. Era French and son, Stuart French of Cove. Deceased came to Oregon, June 1888, and four years later to Cove, where he spent he last 34 years of his life. An active business man and an enterprising, public spirited citizen for over twenty-one years, he was identified with every forward movement of Cove’s advancement. Six years ago Mr. Trippeer was elected mayor of Cove on his platform, To bring good roads into and out of Cove, and his was the master spirit that undertook and carried it through in so far as one good leader could. The funeral ceremonials surpassed any seen in Cove in years. Church was decorated in a profusion of flowers, Miss Vina Conleu sang Perfect Day and The Rosary, Roy Lay, violin, Mrs. Lay, piano accompanists. The...

Biography of Josiah B. McAfee, Rev.

Rev. Josiah B. McAfee was one of the remarkable men of the State of Kansas, and it would be difficult to mention any line of activity or notable development from early pioneer days without giving a full measure of credit to this honored citizen. All over the great expense of the commonwealth may be found the material results of his foresight, judgment and unselfish public spirit, and many of the established educational and religious institutions of the Sunflower State have incorporated in their usefulness the work of his willing hands, great brain and sturdy heart. The birth of Rev. Josiah B. McAfee occurred August 6, 1830, at McAfee Town, in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, and he was the son of James and Sarah McAfee, whose parents were old and respected residents of that particular section. On the death of the father, in the fall of 1837, he and his older brother helped their mother in providing for the wants of the little family–a younger brother and a baby sister. All of the property, after his father’s death, had been taken to pay debts, many of which were believed to have been fictitious because of the lack of system in keeping the accounts of those early days. His early education was secured at what was known as Bottom, or Freedon, Schoolhouse, which he attended for ten or twelve weeks each winter term. In the fall of 1848 he went to Peru, Indiana, but returned to his home in 1849 and in the winter of the same year taught the district school in the same building in which he had formerly been...

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