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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Barclay Meldrum

Meldrum, Andrew Barclay; Presbyterian minister; born, Scotland, Sept. 9, 1857; son of Capt. Robert and Agnes Ness (Grant) Meldrum; educated, professionally, at Knox College and University of Toronto, graduating in Theology at the Theological Seminary of San Francisco; (D. D. Hanover College); married, in 1885, to Laura R. Rison, of Oakland, Cal.; issue, two sons and two daughters; in 1907, married Ella Hoyt Herrick, of Cleveland; pastor in San Francisco, Cal., Evansville, Ind., St. Paul, Minn., and now Old Stone Church, Cleveland; Grand Chaplain, Masonic Grand Lodge of Ohio, 1913; member Robert Burns Society of Cleveland, and Rotary Club; Chaplain Cleveland...

Smart, Mildred Lucille – Obituary

Mildred Lucille Smart, 92, formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 1 at a care center in Salem. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in La Grande. Private burial was held at the Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. Mildred was born on June 11, 1915, to Ferris and Grace (Wakeland) Miller in Evansville, Ind. On Feb. 26, 1935, she married Alva Asa Smart in Evansville. The couple moved to Missouri, Arizona and Southern and Northern California before finally settling in La Grande in 1997. Alva preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2004. Mildred was a very active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and especially enjoyed teaching children’s classes. She loved to crochet and enjoyed word games like crossword puzzles. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Ellen Smart of Dallas; daughter, Ethel May Thompson of Lawndale, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Donald and Floyd Smart; one brother; and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley of Peace Television in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850 La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 20, 2007 – Published: October 20,...

Biography of Stephen S. Glidden

STEPHEN S. GLIDDEN. – Spokane Falls, Washington, has been fortunate in possessing from the first business men accustomed to large enterprises. Such a man is Mr. Glidden. He was born in Northfield, New Hampshire, in 1829, and at the early age of two years removed with his parents to Scotia county, Ohio. Upon reaching a few more years, he was taken back by his mother to his native state to enjoy educational advantages. Returning s a youth of eighteen to Ohio, he entered the store of the iron company with which his father and uncle were connected. Upon their purchase of the Clinton furnace, he was made book-keeper and cashier, and within two years became general manager, employing several hundred men. Here he received a practical education in large affairs, which solidified his business character. Two years more and he became partner in the firm of Glidden, Crawford & Co. In 1855 he found a partner for his domestic life in Miss Sue M. Garrett, grand-daughter of John Culbertson. They have had seven children, of whom two are deceased. Miss Jangio became the wife of Geo. W. James of St. Paul, Minnesota. Miss Jessie Duncan married Mr. Frank R. Culbertson of the Tiger mine, Idaho. Harry M., Steven C. and Sue Garrett are still with their parents. Mr. Glidden’s independent mining operations became very extensive. With Cawbridge, Culbertson and J.C. Garrett he bought the La Grange Iron Works in Tennessee, which embraced eighty thousand acres of mineral and timber land. Here he built the Clark and Eclipse furnaces. As president and manager of this company, he rebuilt the Clark...

Shock, Mary Amanda Wallace Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon “Pine And Haines Resident Passes” Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Amanda Shock, who died early Wednesday, April 16, at the home of her son Jesse in Pine, at Halfway Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Rev. Mae Budd will officiate at services at the Christian church. According to Baker Funeral home, burial will be made Saturday, with grave services at Haines cemetery at 2 pm. Mrs. Shock was born on August 15, 1862, in Evansville, Indiana. She moved to Fort Scott, Kansas when a small girl and later to Missouri where she was married in 1882 to the late George Shock. The couple moved to Oregon in 1891, first to Haines, and then in 1910 to Pine Valley. Mr. Shock preceded her in death in 1935. The deceased is survived by two sons, Jesse, and Melvin of Pine, a daughter Mrs. Arch Long of Haines; two brothers, Henry Wallace of Haines and Ed Wallace of Payson, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.’ The Record Courier Baker City, Oregon, April 17, 1941 Contributed by: Belva...

Biographical Sketch of J.T. Willett

Among those who have toiled and continuously wrought for the development of the resources of Wallowa county in the agricultural portion of the population, we may mention the capable and intelligent subject of this sketch, who has demonstrated in the years in which he has been domiciled in our county his fitness to be classed with the representative men of the county and to take rank among the leading ones whose names appear in this compendium of the builders and pioneers of Wallowa County. In Union County, Kentucky, on May 3, 1856, J.T. was born to James M. and Mattie (Compton) Willett, natives also of the Blue Grass state. The father was one of the leading merchants and farmers of that county, but in 1899 moved to Evansville, Indiana, where he has retired from business, although somewhat interested with his son-in-law in the mercantile world. In 1891 the mother died in the home place and she was buried at St. Vincent academy in the home county. In August 1876, our subject then being twenty years of age, he stepped forth from the parental roof and entered into life’s activities upon his own responsibility. He soon migrated to western Kansas and three years were there spent in farming. It was in the spring of 1880 that he left that state and came to Oregon, going first to the Willamette valley and for four months explored the country and then repaired to Umatilla County and there consumed three months. He was in Walla Walla, Washington, when the martyred Garfield fell. Finally he came to Wallowa county, the date being the fall...
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