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Biographical Sketch of Horace H. Walling

Horace H. Walling has been a resident of San Mateo County since October, 1905. He was born in Kirkville, Iowa, on December 5th, 1869. In 1882 his parents came to California, locating in Woodland, Yolo County, where he finished his education in the public schools. Upon leaving school he entered the office of the Woodland Mail to learn the printing trade and journalism, and for a number of years followed the printing and publishing business. During his newspaper experience he was the founder and owner of one of the principal papers of Placerville, El Dorado County. In 1901 he became identified with the Type Foundery and Printers Supply business in San Francisco, and since then his business interests have been in San Francisco. He is the Vice-President and Manager of the Keystone Type Foundary of California, located at 638 Mission Street. In 1891 he married Miss Elisa Stevenson, of one of the pioneer families of Marysville, California. Mrs. Walling is a prominent worker in Civic and Literary Clubs in San Mateo, taking an active interest in the welfare of the Public Schools as President of the Parent-Teachers’ Association. They have two children, Horace S., and Elisa B. Mr. Walling takes an active part in fraternal circles; is a member of San Mateo Lodge No. 226 F. & A. M., and San Mateo Lodge No. 1112 B. P. 0. E. The family home is at 236 Elm Street, San...

Humburg, Ruby E. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruby E. Humburg passed away in Woodlands, California on May 17, 1984. Mrs. Humburg was a former resident of Wallowa County, living in Enterprise from 1969 until moving to Colusa, Calif. in 1982. Mrs. Humburg was born March 27, 1896. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959. Survivors include one daughter, Delores Preece, of Sun Lakes, Arizona; and two sons, Ralph, of Davis, Calif., and Gene, of Hayward, Calif.; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Humburg was a member of Wallowa Valley Chapter, OES, AARP, Rebkahs, the Time-Out Club, Enterprise Community Church, and Grace Conley Circle. Memorial services were done by the Rebekahs. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, May 31, 1984, Page 15 Contributed by: Sue...

Terry, John H. – Obituary

The death of John H. Terry, a former well known resident of this county occurred in Woodland, California, Thursday evening, April 19, 1906. Deceased was born in North Carolina 62 years ago and served as a confederate soldier in the civil war. He was well-known in this county, having resided here with his family for several years. He leaves a wife, five sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. Two of his sons resided in this city and left for Woodland on the evening of their father’s death. The telegraph message which they sent from Elgin stating that they were on their way never reached its destination and their father was laid to rest a few minutes before their arrival in Woodland. Elgin Recorder Friday April 27,...

Shoup, Lonny Paul – Obituary

Lonny Paul Shoup, 57, died April 13 at his home in La Grande, the result of myeloproliferative disorder, a malignant hematological disorder. A private burial will be in the Veterans Circle at Grandview Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be at his home in June. Mr. Shoup was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Belton, Texas, and was raised in Woodland, Calif. After graduation from high school, he served his country, doing two tours in Vietnam. From 1968 to 1974 he was a LRRP/Ranger, and was in Cambodia in forced recon. He received the following honors: Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Honor Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. After returning from military service, he patrolled the Yolo County Game Preserve as a deputy sheriff for a few years. Lonny married Sara Jane William-son March 14, 1998. He was an artist and a master model hobbyist, building trains, planes and tanks. An avid historian, he was a Civil War re-enactor. He belonged to the Washington Civil War Actors Association. Last year he participated in several Washington re-enactments. Although he was raised in the Baptist Church, he was proud of his Jewish heritage and was fluent in the Hebrew language. He loved spending time with family and friends in AA recovery and especially with his two granddaughters, Chelsea and Madi. Survivors include his wife, Sara Williamson-Shoup; son, Todd; stepchildren, Robert and Becky Williamson, Steven R. Williamson and Julie Williamson; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the MPD Foundation, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 375, Chicago, Ill. 60606 or through their...

McMillen, Carl Richard – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Carl Richard McMillen, 71, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande, died April 7 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Celebration of life services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Fork Senior Center in Idaho. A private family interment will follow at the Clark Fork Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Carl was born June 26, 1936, to Maxine Petrina Skillingstad and William Hyrum McMillen in Salt Lake City. During WWII the family moved to San Francisco to work in the war effort. Carl attended grade school in San Francisco at Parkside Elementary and at the age of 6 sold newspapers with his brother Phillip on the street corner in the Sunset District in downtown San Francisco. At 17, Carl enlisted in the Marines and was in active duty during the Korean War. Carl served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1962 and received special recognition for sharpshooting. In 1955, Carl married Maxine Sanders in Oklahoma City and they settled in Woodland, Calif., and had three children. Carl worked for Yolo Engineers as a land surveyor until 1968. In 1965, Carl married Maurine June Walton, who he had known since she went to high school with his sister Darlene. Maurine had three children that he raised as his own, and together they had three more. In January 1968, Carl moved his family to Everett, Wash., and worked for Ruskin-Fisher, Group Four and Sadler Surveying. Carl was a licensed land surveyor in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Utah. In 1971 Carl worked on a top secret project in Point Barrow,...

Biographical Sketch of Ross Beardlsey

ROSS BEARDLSEY. – This gentleman, the present mayor of Arlington, Oregon, was born in Cass county, Michigan, July 7,1856, where he received a good common-school education, and followed the occupation of farming, working with his father until 1876, when he crossed the plains to Woodland, California, remaining until 1877 with an uncle, H.P. Merritt. After a year’s residence in this land of gold, he returned to Michigan, where he lived until 1879, making a trip in the meantime to Montana. Soon after his return to Michigan, he was married to Miss Jennie Speese of White Pigeon, in February, 1880. In 1881 they determined to pass their future lives on the Pacific coast. They came to California, and, after a year’s sojourn, moved to Walla Walla, Washington, where Mr. Beardsley opened a barber shop, continuing in this occupation until their removal in 1884 to Arlington. Here he also successfully established and conducted a shop for a period of five years. In 1889 he concluded to take charge of the Grand Hotel, and at the present time is ably conducting this house. Mr. Beardsley has been intrusted with the conduct of public affairs, having been elected to the office of city councilman in 1886. The following year he was elected mayor, acceptably filling the office two years. In 1889 he was re-elected, and is at present thus serving his city with honor to himself and to the advantage of the community at...

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