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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Allan R. Powers

The thriving industrial center and model city of South San Francisco exerts a strong attraction upon the professional man as well as the captain of industry and business man. This is exemplified by the coming to this community of Dr. Allan R. Powers and other capable professional men who saw an excel field wherein to build up a desirable practice. Dr. Powers was located at Rio Vista, Solano County for two years before coming to San Mateo County Before he took up his study of medicine he was in the United States Forest Service. Dr. Powers received his university education at the University of California, graduating in 1901, with a degree of B. S. He attended Cornell and Yale in the east, and received his degree of M. F. from the latter institution in 1904. He graduated from Cooper Medical College as M. D. in 1912. In addition to an extensive practice already acquired in South San Francisco, he is the District Surgeon at that city for the Southern Pacifc Co. Dr. Powers was born at San Rafael, California, on May 23, 1881, and has been a resident of this state for thirty-four years. His home is now at 628 Grand Ave., South San Francisco. In the month of August, 1913, Dr. Powers was married in Sacramento. He had one child, Edith Cornelia Powers, who died December 21, 1915. Dr. Powers is a member of the Rio Vista Chapter of the K. of P., 165; Moose 832; Imp. Order of Redmen, Tippecanoe 111; Fraternal Brotherhood, and San Mateo County Medical...

Armato, Michael James – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Michael James Armato, 51, of Heppner, died Feb. 19 of natural causes in La Grande. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. March 3 at the Pioneer Masonic Cemetery, Heppner. A Rosary will be read at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church during the regular 5 p.m. mass. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. March 4 at the Heppner Elks Club. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner. Mr. Armato, known as Mike, was born June 27, 1955, to Frank and Catherine Armato in San Francisco. He grew up in San Rafael, Calif. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1973 and attended the University of California, Berkeley. Mike married Pamela Waterhouse in 1978, and they had two children, Phillip and Gail Armato. In 1990 he married Kim Cutsforth of Heppner, and they had two children, Maggie and Joe Armato. Mike lived in Heppner for the past 12 years. He was most recently employed as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad, based out of La Grande. He was a member of the Heppner Elks Club and St. Patrick’s Parish, where he directed religious education and taught first communion classes. Mike loved to help people and was a tireless volunteer for Hospice. An avid chess player, he taught “Chess for Success” at Heppner Elementary. He served on the budget committee for the Morrow County School District and was a member of the Morrow County Board of Property Tax Appeal. He had also been a Little League umpire. Mike was well known for his culinary skills and occasionally taught classes. He loved history and...

Hankins, Eva May Mills Mrs. – Obituary

Funeral services for Eva May Hankins, 50, of 503 Stanford Ave., Richland, Washington, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday February 26, at the Christian Church in Richland, Oregon. The Rev. Chester A. Stewart will officiate and vault interment will follow in the family plot at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. The arrangements are under the direction of Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Mrs. Hankins died Friday at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, after an extended illness. She was born February 5, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. She attended schools at Homestead, Eagles Valley High School and graduated from Pine Valley High School. She was married to F. Doyle Hankins in Lewiston, Idaho, on December 2, 1963. With her family she lived in Homestead, Richland and Halfway, Oregon, and San Rafael, California, before moving to Richland, Washington, several years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Doyle, at home; one daughter, Jean Neill of Warren, Arkansas; step-children Sonya MacAuliffe of Tacoma, Washington, and F. Doyle Hankins, Jr. of Seattle, Washington; her father and mother, James and Ruth Taylor Mills of Richland, Oregon, one sister, Bonnie Trimble of Richland, Oregon; two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; aunts, Myrtle Wells, Fannie Blank, and Maggie Wells all of Richland, Oregon and Gadys Rainey of Portland; uncles, Morris Wells, Elmer Blank and Harley Wells all of Richland, Oregon and Jim Rainey of Portland and one great-aunt, Verna Wallace of Richland, Oregon. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 1974, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

Wendt, Florence Gillen Mrs. – Obituary

Florence Wendt, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Nov. 15, 2003, at San Rafael, Calif. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life with family and friends this summer. Florence was born at Carbondale, Pa., on April 24, 1916, to Mary and Charles Gillen. Florence moved to New York City during her adolescence and lived with her Aunt Kitty. Upon graduating from high school in New York City, she immediately entered medical school to pursue nursing. Upon her completion of Kings County Hospital’s nursing program, she received her credentials as a registered nurse and was stationed at Panama. It was in Panama City that she met and married Harlan Wendt. After the war, Florence moved to the Baker area. She spent time during her early married years on the Wendt Brothers cattle ranch at Bridgeport. She then moved the household to Baker City in 1958 where she spent the majority of her years. During her later years she moved to San Rafael, Calif., to be closer to her children. Florence was dedicated both as a mother of five children and a grandmother, who all have great love for her. One of her great joys was baby-sitting for the neighborhood children. She always felt blessed with having many dear friends from all walks of life, they were a joy to her. Being a devoted Christian, she had an uncompromising love for the Lord Jesus Christ. “Should there ever be an angel on earth and soldier of God, Florence would be that angel,” her family members say. Survivors include her children, Eric Wendt, Kereen Stohl and her husband, Richard,...

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