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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...

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...

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