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Biographical Sketch of Sebastian Lombardi

Successful dairyman, farmer and cattleman. Thus in a few words we can outline the interesting career in San Mateo county of Sebastian Lombardi. Nevertheless success did not come without effort and a hard struggle. When Mr. Lombardi first came to San Francisco to go into the dairying business he was without money, but he soon had established a paying business. With the capital he realized in his San Francisco venture he again entered the dairying business in San Bruno upon a larger scale in 1900. He rented a place here in the beginning. Today he owns this place together with other property in San Bruno, San Francisco and Stanislaus County. Mr. Lombardi was born on Dec. 8, 1866 in Switzerland. He has been living in California since 1890 and has been a resident of San Mateo County for the last fifteen years. He was married in San Francisco on February 15, 1902. Before leaving San Francisco for San Mateo county, Mr. Lombardi took a thorough course education In the night schools of that city to fit himself for the responsibilities he knew would in time be thrown upon his shoulders, as well as to prepare himself to earn more money. In recognition of his ability and of his sterling integrity he was appointed postmaster of San Bruno, which term he served for two years. He is also prominent in fraternal circles being a member of the W. O. W., and of the Y. M. Institute. Mr. Lombardi is the father of four children, Steve, aged twelve, August ten, Rose, eight and Loretta...

Renfrow, Earl J. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Services were held Tuesday morning, July 7, in the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto, Calif., for Earl Jackson Refrow, son of Edward and Mary Renfrow, early pioneers of lower Lost Prairie. He was 77 years of age and had been in failing health for some time, although he didn’t enter the Oakdale Hospital until a few days before his death. The services were conducted by Rev. Eleon Shuman of the Modesto Advent Christian Church of which he was a member, and burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Earl Renfrow was born in Troy, Oregon and had been a rancher most of his life; his dairy farm was at 2766 Morrill, though he has been retired for some years. He was a member of the Standley Lodge 113, AF&AM of Wallowa, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Grace L. Renfrow, and their son, Henry Refrow, both of Riverbank; a daughter, Lenore Nickey, of Sacramento; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Of his own family four brothers and three sisters survive: Ray Renfrow and Elmer Renfrow, both living in Alberta, Canada, Dale Renfrow of Sand Point, Idaho, Frank Renfrow of Wallowa, Oregon, Mrs. Clara May of La Grande, Mrs. Ella Torgenson of Forest Grove, and Edna Renfrow of Portland. Source: Wallowa county Chieftain, July 23, 1964 Contributed by: Sue...

Miller, Henry – Obituary

Henry Miller, an honored pioneer of Wallowa county, died at his home in Turlock, California, Sunday morning aged 73 years. No particulars of his death has been received. Mr. Miller was born in Virginia and cmae to Oregon 30 years ago. He was active in the upbuilding of this county and no man was mre highly respected. He served two terms as county treasurer. About a year ago he removed to Beaverton and last winter to Turlock. He leaves a widow, two sons, Charles Miller of Turlock, Robert Miller of Vail, and one daughter, Mrs. George O’Brian of Wallowa. Source: The News Record, Enterprise, Oregon, May 14, 1908 page 1 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

Fordney, William H. – Obituary

William H. Fordney, a former resident of the north end of Wallowa County, passed away at his home near Turlock, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 22, 1931. William Henry Fordney was born in Scotland County, Missouri, Feb. 18, 1863, and was at the time of his death aged 67 years, 11 months and 4 days. He came to the Lost Prairie country in 1887, with his brother, Peter Fordney, now deceased. The Fordneys lived in Wallowa County for many years. In the fall of 1907, William H. Fordney moved to California and purchased the land three miles from Turlock, which was his home the remainder of his life. He was married to Miss Nettie Stein of Missouri, on Aug. 14, 1909. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Nettie Fordney, and his foster son, Wallace Cunningham. Death came suddenly to Mr. Fordney, resulting of an attack of heart trouble. He was buried from the Guy funeral chapel, Turlock, on Saturday afternoon, Jan 24. A large gathering of friends and neighbors attested the high esteem and affection in which he was held. Rev. John Young of the Christian church read the funeral service, while the Masons conducted exercises at the cemetery. This sketch came from a former resident and teacher in Wallowa County, Mrs. C.E. Whitmore, Modesto, Calif. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Feb. 15, 1931 Contributed by: Sue...

Ormsby, Orla P. – Obituary

In Modesto at the home 211 McHenry Avenue, Orla P., beloved husband of Mary A. Ormsby, loving father of Mrs. J. J. Taylor of Sunnydale, Calif., and Morris Ormsby of Modesto, grandfather of Milton O. and Aleta C. Warden. A native of New York, aged 71 years, 2 months, and 5 days. A member of the Woodmen of the World and IOOF at Oroville, Calif. Remains at Channon’s Chapel, 921 Twelfth Street and will be forwarded to Oroville, Monday, December 25, for services and interment Tuesday at 2 p.m. Modesto Bee, December 24, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

Ormsby, Mary Miller – Obituary

In Modesto, May 20th, Mary A. Ormsby, mother of Mrs. Grace Taylor and Morris Ormsby, grandmother of Milton Warden, sister of Mrs. C. E. Owen and John Miller, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 62 years. A member of Orange Grove Rebekah Lodge No. 84, and the Woodcraft Lodge of Oroville, the E. F. Society of the Presbyterian Church, the Woman’s Relief Corps, Women’s Improvement Club, and the WCTU of Modesto. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock a the Shannon Funeral Chapel, 921 – 12th Street. Rev. J. K. Pitman officiating. Services also under auspices of Golden State Rebekah Lodge, No. 110. Interment IOOF Cemetery. Modesto Bee, May 21, 1926 Contributed by: Shelli...

Ormsby, Irene A. Newstrom – Obituary

Irene A. Ormsby, 90, of Grass Valley died Friday [October 15, 1993] in a local medical facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday and entombment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Mrs. Ormsby was born Sept. 27, 1903, in Selma to David M. and Emma Newstrom. She lived in the Bay Area for 40 years before moving to Grass Valley one year ago. She lived in Modesto before moving to the Bay Area. She enjoyed ballroom dancing. Her family was the focus of her life. She is survived by her son Duane M. Ormsby of Grass Valley; sisters Gladys Green and Grace Gilbert of Modesto; brothers Les and Mel Newstrom of Stockton; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband Morris Ormsby. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. The Union, Grass Valley-Nevada City, October 18, 1993 Contributed by: Shelli...

Rader, Hilda G. Brunn – Obituary

Former Ellensburg area resident Hilda G. Rader, 90, died Monday [January 16, 1984] following a short illness in Modesto, Calif. She had been living in California with her son and daughter-in-law since 1980 She was born in Freeport, Ill., on Jan. 3, 1894, one of eight children of Christian and Marie Brunn. Her father emigrated from Sweden in the early 1880’s and her mother, Marie Horz [Hertz], was a native of Germany. The Brunn family moved to the Kittitas Valley shortly after the turn of the century Mrs. Rader was graduated from Ellensburg Normal School and taught in public schools in Washington State. She and Ben F. Rader were married on Sept. 14, 1915. They operated a dairy farm in the Wilson Creek area until his death on Sept. 12, 1963. Mrs. Rader then moved to Ellensburg where she made her home at 900 E. First Avenue for 17 years She was a long time member of the First Christian Church and during her active years she had been a member of the Grange and Gallina Club Survivors include a son, Dr. William E. Rader of Modesto; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one brother, Mark Brunn of Yakima The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Bill Dietz will officiate and burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church, 6th and Ruby, Ellensburg Contributed by: Sheli...

Jarman, Delbert “Gary” – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Delbert Jarman 81 of Riverside, California passed away June 11 in Kaiser hospital in Fontana, California. He is buried in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside. Delbert was born in Haines, Baker County, Oregon in 1904 to William and Bertha Green Jarman Hart and had his schooling in Haines. He was married to Georgie Swan, another Oregonian, and moved to Riverside where they have resided for twenty four years. He was supervisor for the Ralston Purina Company for thirty years. He is survived by his wife Georgie, a daughter, Dolly Umbarger, a brother Ardell and a sister Vivian Castle, both of Corvallis, four Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Marvin, and his parents. His mother was 101 in December and died in January 1985. Burial: June 14, 1985, Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, California. Contributed by: Carla...
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