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Biography of Edwin H. Lupton

Edwin H. Lupton. Ever since its arrival in America, some 250 years ago, the Lupton family has been identified with the opening up of new sections of this country. The earliest American progenitor was a pioneer of New England; later members were early settlers of Ohio, Michigan and Iowa, and the present representative of the family, Edwin H. Lupton, has been one of the foremost factors in encouraging settlement and development in certain parts of Kansas, particularly in Sheridan County, where he has large interests. In addition to being an extensive property owner, Mr. Lupton is president of the Bank Savings Life Insurance Company of Topeka, Kansas, is one of the leading real estate dealers of Hoxie and has been the medium through which some large transactions have been consummated. Edwin H. Lupton was born in Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1858, and came to Kansas in 1886 from Nebraska, where he had located in 1880. He is a son of William C. Lupton, a native of Ohio, and a grandson of Gideon Lupton, who was born in Virginia. The family is of Quaker descent, and its members have always conformed to the beliefs of that creed. Gideon Lupton was one of the very early settlers of Ohio, and subsequently became a pioneer of Michigan, where he spent the last years of his life in agricultural pursuits and died. His son, William Carr Lupton, was born in Ohio, and in 1854 located in Muscatine County, Iowa, when that part of the country was still new. Later he bought considerable property in Benton County, in the same state, and moved to...

Windell, Ethel Violet – Obituary

Funeral Services for Mrs. Widell are Saturday Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, at 2 o’clock at the Elgin Church of the Nazarene for Mrs. John Widell of Elgin who died suddenly Thursday morning at the age of 55. Mrs. Widell had been in poor health for a number of years and Wednesday of this week became suddenly worse. She was taken immediately to a La Grande hospital where she died. Born Ethel Violet Croghan, March 12, 1901 at Big Horn, Wyo., she came to the Elgin country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Croghan, when she was six months old. They made part of the trip in a covered wagon. As a young lady she received her schooling at the Gordon Creek school, and the early-day Thorny Grove school, now torn down. She was married to John Widell on November 1, 1921. Mr. Widell has been a carrier driver at the Mt. Emily Lumber Co., and an employee of the former companies there for nearly 25 years. Survivors include her husband John; one daughter, Nova Jean Hallgarth; and one son, Bud Widell; both of Elgin. There are five grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Hazel Croghan of Elgin, and Jessie Wisdom of Portland; three brothers, John and Charles Croghan of Elgin; and Wallace Croghan of La Grande; and several nieces and nephews. The Elgin Recorder newspaper, Elgin, Union county, Oregon, Thursday, March 15, 1956, Page 1 Contributed by: Jan S....

LaBaun, George Bradford – Obituary

George Bradford LaBaun, 82, a Baker City resident from 1996 until moving recently with his wife to Roseburg, died Dec. 29, 2004, with his family at his bedside after several years of battling with a rare lung disease. His memorial service was Jan. 3 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. A celebration of his life will be scheduled later at Corvallis. He was born on Feb. 13, 1922, at Sheridan, Wyo., to George and Cora Burdick LaBaun. When he was 2 years old he moved with his parents to Eugene. He was a 1939 graduate of Eugene High School. After completing two years of engineering at Oregon State University, he worked as an engineer at Boeing Aircraft Co., the Spokane Army Air Depot and Lockheed Aircraft Co. before enlisting in the U.S. Army. During World War II, George served in the Pacific Theater as a combat engineer in the 715th Ordinance DLM Co. (“Flaming Bomb”). After his discharge, George worked 10 years as a construction superintendent, before returning to OSU to continue his education. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering and began teaching at OSU. Later, as a liaison between OSU Civil Engineering and the construction industry, he was instrumental in creating the Construction Engineering Management Program at Oregon State University. Professor LaBaun taught at OSU for 28 years and retired in 1984. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Margaret Watson on Oct. 4, 1941. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. George was a dedicated provider and loyal caretaker for his family. His grandchildren have referred to him as humorous, adventurous, generous,...

Sheridan County, Wyoming Census Records

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Sheridan County, Wyoming Cemetery Records

Cemeteries are one of the most likely places people will search when looking for ancestors. Many of the old cemeteries only have records left as the cemetery itself went so many years with out care and the stones were used for other purposes, like leveling a building!! Hosted at Sheridan County, Wyoming USGenWeb Arvada Cemetery Dayton Cemetery A-K Dayton Cemetery L-Z Sheridan Municipal Cemetery Abstracts of Funeral Home...

Barrett, Allen LeRoy – Obituary

Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Allen LeRoy Barrett, 70, died March 24, 2006, at his home in Halfway. A celebration of his life has been tentatively set for June 17. The time and place will be announced. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born on Feb. 13, l936, at Sheridan, Wyo., to Edorothy “Edie” and Allan Barrett. He grew up at Kellogg and Smelterville, Idaho. Allen attended school to the 11th grade and then went to work at the Kellogg mine. In 1954, Allen joined the U.S. Navy. He met Shirley Schultz in Seattle, Wash., while he was stationed at Bremerton, Wash. They met on Sept. 25, 1958, and were married just 15 days later on Oct. 10, 1958. They lived at Seattle one year and then transferred to Long Beach, Calif. He spent some time overseas, transferring last to San Diego. They remained there until May 1964 when he was honorably discharged. Allen and Shirley then moved to Santa Rosa, Calif., where he worked at Guerneville mine until 1970. In 1971 they came to Halfway to visit with longtime friends John and Shirley Keating. Halfway reminded Allen of the small towns he grew up in, and he thought it would be a great place to raise his children. On July 20, 1972, the couple and their three children moved to Halfway. During his time in Halfway, he worked for the Pine-Eagle School District as the outside maintenance groundskeeper until he was hurt on the job in 1991. He enjoyed working with wood, fishing and riding his four-wheeler in the mountains. He also enjoyed...

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