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Biography of Harrison Attaway

Harrison Attaway was born June 14th, 1848, in Henderson County, Tennessee. He came with his father into the state of Texas in the year 1855 he married Amanda Able in the year 1855. She was the daughter of Z. D. Able, an old-time citizen of Hopkins County, and one of its best men. His wife is a native of Texas, and is proud to be called a native Texan. They are the parents of sixteen children. There are thirteen of this number living. George F. is married and lives within half a mile of where he was born. Elbert D., Mary, H. C., Jacob, Jonathan, Roger, W., Carroll, Paul, Elijah, Martha M., Arminda, Bertha, Jena are all living with their parents. They are as strong and as healthy a set of children as can be found in Hopkins County. Seven of Mr. Attaway’s children are consistent members of the Christian church at Como, which place is their father’s home. In an early day he was engaged in mercantile pursuits. Subsequently he turned his attention to farming and to the raising of stock. He has by industry and economy accumulated means sufficient to place him in easy and comfortable circumstances. He has ever set a good example before his children. Not one of the large family uses tobacco in any form, and have never been known by their father to have bought one drop of intoxicating liquors, nor have they ever been indicted by the courts for any kind of crime or misdemeanor. Mr. Attaway realizes the great benefit accruing from a good, practical education, so he is using every...

Attaway, Bessie McCulley Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Bessie Attaway, 102, of Baker City, died Oct. 16, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Her memorial graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Bessie was born on Nov. 7, 1902, at Attica, Ind. She was the fourth of nine children born to James and Stella McCulley. As a young girl she moved with her family to Phoenix, Ariz. She spent most of her childhood and school years there. Bessie met and married her high school sweetheart, Alford Attaway, at Phoenix. They were married 61 years. Their married life was spent in Southern California. Bessie was known by her family and friends affectionately as “Grandma Bessie.” She loved knitting, crocheting, fishing, gardening and camping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, who died in 1981 and was the last surviving sibling. “We all will miss our Grandma Bessie. For almost 103 years she cared for all, without a complaint,” her family said. Survivors include her son, Jim Attaway, and his wife, Connie, of Baker City; four grandchildren, Cathy Blankinship, Johnny Attaway, Susie Cassidy and Danny Attaway; six great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rachel Center through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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