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Biography of Alonzo Beal

Few men have prospered in a greater degree than Alonzo Beal of Shawnee County. He came to Kansas when a boy, had a varied routine of experiences as a farm laborer, renter, western cowboy, and finally settled down to a carser which had brought him to a place where he is one of the largest land owners and cattlemen operators in this section of Kansas. He was born near Newtown in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, November 20, 1862, one of ten children, seven of whom are still living. His parents were Harlan and Cynthia (Ashor) Beal. His father, who was a farmer, died in Ohio in 1867. The mother lived in Ohio until her death in 1895. Five years of age when his father died, Alonzo grew up on the home farm with his mother, and at an early age had to assume more than ordinary responsibilities. In fact he contributed his labors to the support of the household. He had only a district school education. While living in Ohio he learned that better wages were paid farm hands in the State of Iowa and at the age of seventeen he set his steps in that direction. For about a year he remained in Lucas and Chariton counties of Iowa. His sister, Mrs. Edward Mitchell, was at that time living about three miles west of North Topeka. On arriving in Kansas Alonzo Beal spent a season in working for Mr. Mitchell, and then began farming for himself. He rented a farm for one year, then spent six months in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, clerking in his brother’s store at Superior, and...

Biography of Joel B. Harper

History has long since placed on its pages the names of those who, coming to the Atlantic coast, planted colonies in the New World and opened up that section of the country to civilization. As the years passed, and the population of that region rapidly increased, brave pioneers made their way into the wild districts farther west. The names of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton were enduringly inscribed upon the records of Kentucky, that of John Jacob Astor upon the history of Michigan and other states of the upper Mississippi valley. Later Kit Carson and John C. Fremont made their way into the mountainous districts west of the “father of waters’ and subsequently the explorers penetrated into the vast wildnesses of the Pacific slope. The development of the northwest, however, is comparatively recent, but when time shall have made the era of progress here a part of the history of the past, the names of men no less brave and resolute than those who came to the shores of New England or made their way into the Mississippi valley will be found illuminating the annals of this section of the Union, and on the list will be found that of Joel Beauford Harper, who is numbered among the early settlers of both California and Idaho. Mr. Harper was born in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, October 15, 1837. His father, Benjamin Harper, was a native of Delaware, and was of English descent. In 1821 he removed to Kentucky and was married there to Miss Hannah Moore. They were people of the highest respectability, were representatives of the industrious farming class,...

Kiilsgaard, Marco – Obituary

Marco Kiilsgaard, 84, died April 12, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center after a long illness. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards will preside and Dick Hindman will conduct the service. Marco was born on Oct. 13, 1920, at Rockland, Idaho, to Chris and Martha Hunsaker Kiilsgaard. She was their second child. She attended elementary school at Inkom, Idaho, but the family moved north to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when Marco was in junior high school. After high school, she attended Lewiston Normal School at Lewiston, Idaho. She began teaching at Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She later received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho at Moscow. She taught at Marysville, Wash., and Kodiak and Fairbanks, Alaska, before going to work for the Department of Defense teaching dependents of U.S. Air Force personnel. She taught in Germany, Morocco, the Philippines, Japan and Korea and spent most of her time on Okinawa. For a time she worked for the American Red Cross in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. At that time she returned to college and received a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Soon after that she returned to teaching on Okinawa. She retired from teaching and moved to Las Vegas, Nev., in 1985. After an illness, she moved to Baker City in December 1993. Her true love was to travel and fortunately, she was able to see most of the world. She said she had the perfect life for a single person. Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Thor Kiilsgaard and his...

Power County, Idaho Census Records

1870 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Power County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Power County, Census (images and index) 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1900 Power County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1910 Power County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1920 Power County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Power County, Idaho Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1930 Power County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census...

Power County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Power County Cemetery Records Hosted at Power County USGenWeb Fall View Cemetery Surnames A- B Surnames C Surnames D-H Surnames I-M Surnames N-R Surnames S-Z Neeley Cemetery Power County Cemetery Records Hosted at Cemeteries of Bannock County, Idaho Fall View Cemetery, Photos...

Reimers, Ethel Mae Ross Mrs. – Obituary

Ethel Mae Reimers, 90, of Ontario, died March 14, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Idaho. Pastor Martin Frusti of Pilgrim Lutheran Church at Ontario will officiate. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette. Ethel was born at Nyssa and raised in the Ontario area. She was the daughter of Seymour and Minnie McGregor Ross. She married Leland G. Reimers on Nov. 11, 1934. He died on Nov. 6, 1991. They were married for almost 57 years. Ethel was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a homemaker for much of her life. She did work at Ore-Ida Foods for more than 18 years. She lived most of her life in the Treasure Valley, living near Sumpter from 1970 to 1976 and at American Falls from 1976 to 1980. She then moved back to Payette and Ontario until September of 2002 when she moved to Baker City. Her daughter, Betty J. Russell, died Sept. 30, 2001. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Carnahan, and her husband, Nolan of Baker City and Beth Travis of Boise; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Payette Senior Center through Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 24, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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