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Darius Webb Todd of Portsmouth VA

Darius Webb Todd8, (Darius W.7, Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born May 24, 1836, married April 8, 1868, Annie Gill, at Portsmouth, Virginia, where they afterwards lived. Children: 1843. Ida Agnes Todd, born May 21, 1869, married April 11, 1894, Malvern Foster, in Portsmouth, Virginia, who died Dec. 1, 1898. In 1915 she was living in Portsmouth, Virginia. Child: I. Anna Todd Foster, b. July 21, 1895. 1844. Annie Esther Todd, born Jan. 14, 1871, married June 28, 1892, Theodore J. Wool, at Portsmouth, Va. Children: I. Darius Todd Wool, b. Oct. 22, 1893. II. Esther Wool, b. June 19, 1895. III. Theodore J. Wool Jr., b. July 26, 1897. IV. John Ellis Wool, b. Oct. 28, 1905. V. Joseph Craig Wool, b. Nov. 7, 1908. 1845. James George Todd, born Oct. 19, 1874, married in Portsmouth, Va., February 10, 1904, Ethel B. Herbert. Child: I. James George Todd, b. Jan. 26,...

Crego, Ernest LaVern – Obituary

Ernest LaVern Crego, 84, died Dec. 16, 2000, at Napa, Calif. There was a Celebration of Life service for him Friday at St. Helena, Calif. Mr. Crego was born on Oct. 19, 1916, to Elmer Augustus Crego and Rena Antoinette Hall Crego at Kendall, N.Y. He was the youngest and last surviving of three children. He grew up at Holley, N.Y., and entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. He served his country as chief petty officer in both the Korean War and World War II. He cared for the wounded and helped with the cleanup operation after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He also had the horrific task of being one of many servicemen who helped clean up after the Hindenburg Disaster at Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937. He retired from the Navy in 1952. He then became an employee of the federal government working at Naval Electronics Lab at Point Loma, Calif., and also for Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, Calif., where he retired in 1973. He married LaRee Ivie on June 29, 1939, at Baker City. They later divorced. He then married Rita Elaine Challoner on Feb. 22, 1947, on Guam while both were serving in the Navy. They had been married for nearly 54 years. They made their homes in Guam, Portsmouth, Va., and in several California locations. They moved to St. Helena, Calif., in 1992 and lost all of their worldly possessions in the flood of 1995 causing them to move back to Napa, Calif. His children remember him “not only as our father, but he was our gourmet cook,...

Biography of Robert Bruce Wilson, M.D.

ROBERT BRUCE WILSON, M.D. – A well-known figure both in the earlier and alter stages of Portland’s development was that of Doctor Robert Bruce Wilson, the son of Holt Wilson, of Virginia. He was born June 12, 1828, in the historic city of Portsmouth, in the Old Dominion, of which his father was an honored and substantial citizen. At an early age he finished a thorough course of medicine at the University of Virginia, but in so doing became deprived of sight in his left eye, a loss peculiarly unfortunate to one in his profession. Joining in the impulse common to the most enterprising and adventurous men of the time, he made his way around Cape Horn to California in 1849, and set out with pick and shovel for the mines, but true to his vocation soon reassumed professional life. After practicing for a short time in San Francisco, he accepted the position of surgeon on the steamer Gold Hunter, running down the California coast. While in that service the steamer made in December, 1850, a trip to Portland; and the Doctor decided to cast in his lot with that then new settlement. Thus was begun a career in his profession to which he did eminent credit throughout, working with an ardor greater than a simple desire for a livelihood, or even for wealth, would warrant. He never refused the calls of duty, but responded alike to rich and poor. He was an earnest student, keeping always fully abreast of the times, and taking advantage of the latest ideas and inventions that might render his endeavors more effective. thus...

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