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Jasper, Frank – Obituary

Frank Jasper, 85, Dies In Ukiah Frank Jasper, 85, retired farmer and minister of Ukiah, Calif., died Saturday in Ukiah of an extended illness. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Rev. Boone White will officiate, and burial will be in the Summerville cemetery. Mr. Jasper was a former resident of Wallowa and Union counties, and a member of the Union County Historical Society, Blue Mountain Grange, and Union County Fair Board. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lina Jasper of Ukiah; one son, Dr. Herbert Jasper of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Zimmerville [sic – Simerville] of Corvallis, and Mrs. Grace Frye of Ukiah. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, March 14,...

Biography of James S. Dysart

JAMES S. DYSART. – The subject of this sketch, a portrait of whom is placed in this work, was born in Delaware county, New York, March 22, 1838. His parents were Duncan and Elizabeth (Shaw) Dysart, natives of Scotland. James resided at the place of his birth until he was seventeen years old, when he went via Nicaragua to California to join his brother Alexander, who was living in San Francisco. He reached that city in 1855. His first location was at Placerville, where he engaged in lumbering. That point he made his home till 1862. In that year he went to Nevada, and was engaged in the hotel business on the overland stage road. At Stillwater in Churchill county he followed various lines of business till the winter of 1867. His next move took him to Mendocino county, California. He bought a ranch near Ukiah, and followed farming one year. Then returning to Nevada, whence he went to the Sound, where he remained till 1870. then going to the mines, with the result of sinking some $700 in a short time, he went back to the Sound, and in the fall of that year crossed the Cascades to the region of what is know Kittitass county. In October, 1871, he located his present place, a government claim of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he has added one hundred and twenty acres by purchase. It is located four miles east of Ellensburgh. In 1884 Mr. Dysart beautified his place with an elegant house. Mr. Dysart united with Mr. Farnsworth in building and running the second sawmill in...

Briscoe, Arlene Brightenstine Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Arlene Briscoe, 63, of Baker City died June 5, 2001, in a Boise hospital. Cremation is under the direction of the Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. Mrs. Briscoe was born Dec. 18, 1937, at Coco-Solo, Panama Canal Zone, to Eldon and Eleanor Brightenstine. She attended school in Ukiah, Calif., and was a Ukiah High School graduate. She married Richard Briscoe on April 2, 1955. They made their home at Castroville, Calif., until Mr. Briscoe retired in 1988. They then moved to Fernley, Nev. They moved to Baker City in 1997. The Briscoes were very active in the Good Sam Club in Baker City. They enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. Mrs. Briscoe is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard; a daughter, Patricia, and her husband, Sam, of Boise; a son, David of Washington; six grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Brightenstine of San Ramon, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 15, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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