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Biography of William M. Winn

WILLIAM M. WINN. – Although the subject of this sketch has not been domiciled within the borders of Union county a sufficient length of time to be called a pioneer, still he has been here long enough to thoroughly demonstrate to all that he is a man of capabilitities and enterprise and favored with those qualities that make the upright man and substantial citizen, while his industry and thrift are apparent, as well as his good judgment and financial foresight. On December 28, 1858, he was born to Thomas G. and Phoebe (Orton) Winn, in Springville, Utah, and there he was reared on a farm and attended the public schools during his boyhood days. The family removed to Idaho and later returned to Utah, whence they went to Colorado and from that place Mr. Winn came to Union county. It was in 1898 that he settled here purchasing a farm of three hundred and twenty acres about twelve miles south from Lagrande. He also owns one hundred and sixty acres of fine timber, making his entire estate four hundred and eighty acres. His home place is well improved and is one of the valuable farms of the county. He is enterrising and industrious and is very successful in raising stock and the fruits of the soil. Mr. Winn started in this world for himself when he was nineteen years of age and at the time of his marriage his bank account revealed but tend dollars to his credit. Since that time he has been especially successful and now has a home place for which he refused recently four thousand...

Borgen, Betty Milton Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Betty Borgen, 74, of Baker City, died July 5, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident near John Day. There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church, 1734 Third St. There will be a potluck supper after the service at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. There will be a private family interment service at the ranch after her husband, Bob, recovers from injuries he sustained in the accident and returns home. Betty Louise Milton was born on Sept. 13, 1929, at Soldier Summit, Utah, to Carl Halvord Milton and Clarabelle Fouse Milton. She spent her early years at Soldier Summit, Springville and Provo, Utah, moving with her father’s job on the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1946, the family moved to Baker City. Betty was a 1947 Baker High School graduate. She spent a semester at Brigham Young University at Provo, Utah, before returning to Baker City to work at First National Bank. It was at Baker High School that she met Bob Borgen when he was sent to ask her on a date for a friend. Bob and Betty ended up dating instead. They were married on Oct. 17, 1952, at Winnemucca, Nev. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA...

Biography of Alma Whitlock

Alma Whitlock, the pioneer dentist of Southern California, first commenced the practice of his profession in San Bernardino in 1857, and has been continuously in practice in the city ever since 1859. He was born in Missouri in 1831. His parents, who were both natives of New England, were brought up from childhood in Ohio. His mother, formerly Miss Abbot, was a relative of the Garfield family. They started for California across the plains from Tipton, Iowa, in the spring of 1850, and spent the winter of 1850-’51 in Utah, and resumed the journey on the following spring, reaching Hangtown, now Placerville, on July 16, 1851. Though a physician by profession, his father kept a boarding house in the new mining town for a few months after their arrival. Removing from there to Santa Clara County they continued to keep a house of entertainment during the year of their residence there; then removed to Watsonville, where the subject of this memoir began the study of dentistry with Dr. Irwin in 1855. He practiced in Santa Clara, San Jose and Santa Cruz, before coming to Southern California. Being a natural mechanic and possessed of considerable inventive genius, Dr. Whitlock has invented several¬†instruments for use in his profession which are considered valuable improvements over those formerly used. His practice embraces all branches of the profession. As an evidence of his skill in operative dentistry, it may he stated that patients of his are wearing gold filling, in a good state of preservation, put in by him a quarter of a century ago. Many years since the Doctor purchased 108 acres of...

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