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Doud, Asa Orvel – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Asa Orvel Doud passed away at Promise north of Wallowa on June 23, 1984. He was born December 19, 9116 at Alva, Oklahoma, son of William and Q.Z. Maxwell Doud. Asa was a farm laborer most of his life and never married. Survivors include four brothers, Vernie Doud of Oroville, Calif., Lester Doud of Wallowa, Lonnie Doud of Lostine, and Carl Doud of Oroville,...

Biography of Howard C. Tillotson

Howard C. Tillotson. Some men make a success in life apparently by disregarding the old rule of sticking to one thing and to one place. The possession of several talents, and the judgment to make use of them operate to contradict the rule which the average person finds safe for his guidance. One of these men of varied abilities and varied experiences is Howard C. Tillotson, a prominent resident of Latham. Mr. Tillotson is a native of Kansas, and both he and his wife are people of special interest and note because of what they have done for others as well as for themselves. Mr. Tillotson was born at Olathe, Kansas, July 29, 1868. His father, Charles Tillotson, was a Kansas pioneer and was a descendant of Bishop Tillotson, a noted English divine who came to the United States and was prominent in New York in Colonial days. Charles Tillotson was born at Pittsford, Monroe County, New York, August 14, 1827. He grew up in Pittsford, and married his first wife in that state. A tinner by trade, he followed the occupation through the states of New York, Indiana and Illinois, and in the early sixties located in Kansas still following his trade in this state. Kansas was a territory and Olathe was just on the border of settlement. He was perhaps the first tinsmith to establish a regular business at Olathe and he soon developed a hardware store and conducted the two lines successfully until 1875. He lived there during the troubles of war times, and his place of business was raided by the armies and guerilla forces...

Biography of H. Clay Fisk

H. Clay Fisk, Superintendent of the city schools of Nowata, was born in Altoona, Kansas, on the 8th of August, 1887, a son of F. M. and Mary (Matkin) Fisk. The father came to Oklahoma at the opening of the Cherokee strip, making the run on the back of a bucking mule, and secured a claim of one hundred and sixty acres near Cherokee in Alfalfa County. In the acquirement of an education H. Clay Fisk attended the rural schools of Alfalfa County until he had finished the eighth grade, when he enrolled in the Stella Academy at Cherokee, where he was a student for sometime. He was graduated from the Northwestern State Normal School at Alva, this state, in 1910, and for the following year was principal of the Cherokee high school. He then returned to the Northwestern State Normal School as assistant instructor in the chemistry department and was active in that connection for one and one-half years, at the termination of which time he resigned and took a course at the University of Kansas for an A. B. degree. Professor Fisk was then Superintendent of the schools at Cherokee for three years, again resigning to take the B. S. degree at the University of Kansas. After receiving that degree he was, in 1917, elected Superintendent of the city schools of Nowata, a position which he has continued to hold. Since he assumed the duties of Superintendent the new high school building has been erected and also a new high school for the colored children. When he first took charge of the schools there were but eighty-five...

Biography of David Hester Cotten

David Hester Cotten, a native son of Oklahoma who represents the third generation of the family in this state, is numbered among the rising young attorneys of Miami, where since 1918 he has engaged in practice, and he has already won a well established position in the ranks of the profession. He was born near Ardmore, in that part of Indian Territory occupied by the Chickasaw Nation, on the 28th of January, 1894, his parents being David Oscar and Cora J. (Nesmith) Cotten, the former born at Tishomingo, Indian Territory, while the latter was a native of Birmingham, Alabama. The paternal grandfather, David B. Cotten, was born in Scotland, whence he immigrated to the United States, and subsequently married Miss Susan Le Flore, for whose family Leflore County, Mississippi, and Le Fiore County, Oklahoma, were named. They came to Indian Territory during an early period in its settlement, first becoming residents of the Chickasaw Nation, while later the grandfather moved to his allotment near Ardmore and became one of the leading citizens of his community, to whose development and up-building he contributed in substantial measure. His political allegiance was given to the Democratic Party, and he passed away at Ardmore in 1895, in the faith of the Presbyterian Church. David O. Cotten, the father of the subject of this review, attended the Indian schools at Tishomingo and after reaching years of maturity he devoted his attention to the occupation of farming, which he followed very successfully, acquiring extensive holdings in land, and he also raised high grade stock. Subsequently he moved to Ardmore in order that his children might...

Linfoot, Delbert B. – Obituary

Formerly of Elgin Delmer B. Linfoot, 87, of Jefferson and formerly of Elgin, died Sept. 14 in Salem. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton. Funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Mission Assembly of God Church, 47328 Short Mile Road in Pendleton. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Island City Cemetery. Delmer was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Dacoma, Okla. He grew up in Elgin. A full obituary will be available later. La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending September 15, 2007 Published: September 17,...

Biography of Leroy E. Quinlan

Leroy E. Quinlan, though admitted to the bar less than two years ago, had made a most promising beginning of a successful legal career and is now justifying the confidence of his friends and supporters by his administration of the office of county attorney of Rice County. Mr. Quinlan is a native of Kansas, was born at Hoisington May 22, 1893. His grandfather, Charles Michael Quinlan, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1832, came to America when a young man, settled on a farm in Indiana, married there, and enlisted and went all through the Civil war as a Union soldier. He was with General Sherman on the Atlanta campaign and march to the sea and after the war he resumed farming and in a few years brought his family to Barton County, Kansas. He finally retired from the farm and spent his last years in Woods County, Oklahoma, where he died in 1902. W. J. Quinlan, father of County Attorney Quinlan, was born April 6, 1869, in Northern Indiana and was a small child when his parents came out to Barton County, Kansas. In that frontier district he grew up and married and spent several years as a railroad man. At the opening of the Cherokee strip in 1893 he went to Oklahoma, joined in the rush, and was one of those fortunate in securing a homestead. He acquired 160 acres near Alva in Woods County and continued to live in that part of Oklahoma until 1911, when he returned to Kansas and located in Rice County. Here he had since continued farming and moved to his...

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