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Biographical Sketch of E. D. Heinecke

E. D. Heinecke, grocer, was born in Washington, D. C., August 11, 1839; removed to Bucyrus, Ohio, at three years of age; in 1857 went to Van Wert, Ohio, where he clerked. Went from there to Kankakee, Ill., in 1859, and clerked for F. Samuel before entering the army, and after returning was again employed by Mr. Samuel as cashier in his store, until he commenced business himself in 1866. He was burned out in March 1871. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the United States army in Company F, Seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was one of the sergeants of the company; was discharged in June, 1865; was wounded, being shot through the left lung at Blakeley, Ala. Came to Jewell County, Kan., in May, 1871, and took a homestead. He commenced business in Jewell City in 1880 under the firm name of Heinecke & Wyland. Held the office of Deputy Postmaster of Jewell City, also at Waterville, Marshall Co., was District School Clerk. He is a member of the G. A. R; is a married man, and has three children – Anna P., Charles W. and...

Beidler, Austin – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Austin Beidler, old resident of Wallowa, passed away at his home there, Sunday, July 8, 1934. Mr. Beidler was the son of Henry S. and Elizabeth Beidler, and was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1854. He came to Wallowa County in 1879, and was married to Melissa Alford Nov. 24, 1887. His widow and three sons and two daughters survive him: Herbert of Wallowa, Harry of Lostine, and Harland of Wallowa; Mrs. Leslie Harris of Elgin and Mrs. Edna Kiel of Wallowa. There are six grandchildren. These relatives with a host of friends mourn the passing of a good man and kind neighbor and friend. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Wallowa Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Byron F. Miller of Enterprise. The Odd Fellows lodge of which he had been a member for many years held services at the grave. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, July 12, 1934, Page 6 Contributed by: Sue...

Biographical Sketch of William Dexter Halfhill

William Dexter Halfhill, who has been a representative of the legal fraternity for a period covering forty-three years, took up his abode in Muskogee in 1904 and has here since engaged in general civil practice, in which connection he has built up a clientage of enviable proportions. He is a native of Morrow county, Ohio, and a son of Moses and Lydia (Kingman) Halfhill, the former a farmer by occupation. The public schools afforded him his early educational advantages and on attaining his majority he began teaching school. This he considered but an initial step to other professional labor; however, and preparing for law practice, was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1878. Through the succeeding ten years he followed the profession at Van Wert, Ohio, in association with Colonel I. N. Alexander and then removed to Winfield, Kansas, where he remained until 1904. That year witnessed his arrival in Muskogee, Oklahoma, then Indian Territory, where he has been continuously engaged in practice to the present time. Mr. Halfhill has been twice married. He first wedded Clara V. Conover, in 1879. For his second wife he chose Bessie M. Davidson of Tennessee, who became Mrs. Halfhill in...

Yocom, Leota Lettie Thomas – Obituary

Mrs. Leota Yocom, 62, of 1121 Cashmere Street and long-time Wenatchee resident, died in a local hospital Sunday morning [October 24, 1952] following an illness of four weeks. She was born January 12, 1892 at Van Wert, Ohio, and she resided in Ohio until 16 years of age when she came with her sister to Wenatchee in 1908. She was married to Clifford Yocom in 1910 at Wenatchee and had resided here since that time. Mrs. Yocom was a member of Calvary Bible Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee and an active ember of the Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by two sons, Joe T. Yocom of Twisp, and Earl W. Yocom of Wenatchee; one brother, Charles Thomas of Wenatchee; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Brodbeck of Decatur, Indiana, and Mrs. Clara Yocom of Malaga, and eight grandchildren. Mr. Yocom preceded her in death in 1948. Funeral services are announced by Jones and Jones. [Interment Wenatchee City Cemetery] Wenatchee Daily World, October 25, 1952 Contributed by: Shelli...

Biography of William Studabecker

William Studabecker was born in Allen County, Indiana, in 1851; he is the son of David and Elizabeth (Wilt) Studabecker. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Maine. When Mr. Studabecker was two years of age his father moved the family to Van Wert County, Ohio, and there engaged in farming until his death in 1858. The subject of this sketch was reared to the labor attending a life upon a farm, and after the age of ten years was deprived of any schooling facilities; at twenty years of age he learned the shoemaker’s trade and followed that calling until 1873. In that year he came to California and located at Galt, Sacramento County. Here Mr. Studabecker worked at his trade and other occupations until 1876, and then came to San Luis Obispo, where he remained until 1881, and then located at Santa Barbara, where he was employed by Emerson & Co., in their boot and shoe store until 1883, when he came to San Bernardino County. Shortly after his arrival in the county he settled in Riverside, and in partnership with his brother, John A. Studabecker, commenced the publication of the Valley Echo. They sold out this journal in April, 1884, and Mr. Studabecker then went to Los Angeles and established the Commercial Printing House, which he conducted until sickness compelled him to suspend his business labors. In May 1885 he sold out his business and returned to Riverside, and after a partial recovery of his health again entered the newspaper business, in connection with his old paper, the Valley Echo, with which he...

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