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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Church History of Norwich Vermont

The great achievement of the first generation of Norwich settlers was the building of a meeting house. More than any other event of the time, with the possible exception of the accomplishment of the national independence, this was an undertaking that enlisted the energies and taxed the resources of our forefathers. The building of a meeting house in a New England frontier settlement a century ago was regarded a matter of public concern, to be supported by the whole community without regard to sect or party, like the opening of roads or any other public charge. In less than ten years from the time the first clearing was made in Norwich, the preliminary steps were taken to provide a meeting house to be used for the accommodation of the whole people in the public worship of God. The question of the location of this building was sharply agitated, re-resulting in a keen competition between different sections of the town for the coveted distinction, inasmuch as the location of the house was supposed to fix the site of a possible future village where much of the business of the town would be transacted. When it became apparent that no agreement could be reached, a locating committee of three men from out of town was chosen and summoned upon the ground to decide where the meeting house should stand. The formal report of this Committee as made at the time has recently been found among the papers of the late W. H. Duncan, Esq., of Hanover, N. H., and by the kindness of Honorable Frederick Chase has been furnished to the...

Biography of Hon. Gardner Batchelder Emmons

Hon. Gardner Batchelder Emmons, a successful business man of Concord, N.H., who is now serving his first term as a State Senator, was born in Bristol, Grafton County, this State, February 18, 1847, son of Horace M. and Maria (Batchelder) Emmons. The paternal ancestors have been identified with the history of Bristol, N.H., for at least one hundred and fifty years; while the Batchelders have been inhabitants of Reading, Mass., about two hundred and fifty years. Gardner B. Emmons attended the public schools of Bristol in his boyhood, and completed his course of study in New Hampton Institute at the age of eighteen years. For the first two years of his active career he was employed in a provision store in Bristol, coming thereafter to Concord. He subsequently established himself in business in Tilton, N.H. Returning to Concord in 1871, he has since been engaged in the meat provision business in this city. He is half-owner in the Concord Coal Company, a Director in the Concord Street Railway Company, a Trustee Miles City, Custer County, Mont. In politics Mr. Emmons is a stanch Republican. He has served four years on the Board of Aldermen, and in 1889 he was a member of the House of Representatives in the legislature. In the fall of 1896 he was nominated by acclamation for State Senator, and was elected by a larger majority than had been received by any of his predecessors. Mr. Emmons is a voter in Ward Six, which has not been represented in the Senate for many years. On November 25, 1869, Mr. Emmons was married to Sarah Jane Flanders,...

Emmons, Martha Emeline Mrs. (Day) – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Martha Emeline (Day) Emmons, died Nov. 7, 1909 Mrs. J. W. Emmons passed away Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock after a very brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Christian Church. Rev. W. S. Crockett conducting the services. Internment was in Enterprise Cemetery. A very large concourse of friends assembled in the church and followed the corpse to its last resting place. Mary Emeline Day was born at Flemingsburg, KY, April 13, 1847 and was married to J. W. Emmons Dec. 21, 1865. They moved to Illinois in 1871 and ten years later to Nebraska. In 1884, they came to Union County, Oregon and in 1893 to this county where they have since resided. Five sons and two daughters were born to them, all of whom survive, Alton R., Leonard B., Charles D., and George M. Emmons of this city and vicinity, William P. Emmons of LaGrande, Mrs.. Jessie Homan of Enterprise and Mrs.. Lilly J. Davis of Nebraska. All were at the funeral but Mrs.. Davis and the husband, who is in Oklahoma. Two nephews, F. A. and L.P. Day of LaGrande were here also. Mother Emmons as she was familiarly called, united with the Christian Church 30 years ago and always stood courageously for the right. Never strong physically, she was always doing for others, blessing by her presence. It was her request that the song “Jesus will Carry Me Over the River” be sung at her funeral. All who listened, felt as if those words were fulfilled and that she was at rest. The above...

Emmons, Lester – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services for Lester B. (Bloom) Emmons, of 1706 K. Ave., La Grande, who died in a La Grande Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 21, 1967 will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bollman chapel in Enterprise, with the Rev. Wendel Sullivan, pastor of the La Grande Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Emmons, a retired farmer, was born April 19, 1897 at Enterprise, son of Leonard and Ivy Emmons, and had lived near Enterprise for 45 years. For the past five years he and his wife had lived in La Grande. On June 3, 1917 he was married on Alder slope to Eva Neal, who survives him. He had been in failing health for eight months, and a hospital patient for seven weeks. Other survivors include two sons, Ed, of Enterprise, and Bill of La Grande; one brother, Milford of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Macel Reece of La Grande; Mrs. Vivian Hovis of Joseph, and Mrs. Mildred Santose of Union; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain Contributed by: S. Renee...

Emmons, L. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Death of Mrs. L. B. Emmons Last Saturday at 7:30 o’clock, the spirit of Mrs. Iva M. Emmons quietly passed from earth at the age of 21 years and 4 days. Mrs. Emmons had been suffering with the dread malady, consumption, for some time, and although the physicians had pronounced her case hopeless the end was not thought to be so near, and the summons came as a terrible shock to relatives and friends. The deceased was the second daughter of R.W. Bloom and Mary Etta Bloom, a native of Wallowa County and was married to Leonard B. Emmons about five years ago. The husband, three little ones, her parents and brothers and sisters are left to mourn her inconsolable loss, but while their hearts are torn with grief, they have the consolation that the parting is only for a time. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. Died Nov. 18, 1900, of consumption, at her home on Alder Slope, Mrs. Leonard B. Emmons. Deceased, Iva May Bloom, second daughter of R. W. and Mary Etta Bloom, was born Nov. 13th, 1879, at Alder, Oregon. Nov. 13th, 1895, was married to L. B. Emmons. By this death the husband is not only bereft, but there are three sons who will never know a mother. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3:30 o’clock at the home by Rev. S.S. Lewis. Many friends followed the remains to the place of burial; and while it seemed hard to lay so young a mother beneath the first snow of Winter, it will be a comfort to friends and relatives to know...

Emmons, Leonard- Obituary

Leonard Emmons Services Today Another pioneer of Wallowa County, Leonard Berton Emmons, of Enterprise, passed away at the Don Huffman ranch on upper Imnaha Sunday evening, September 19, 1954. He had been in ill health for the past six years. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock from the Booth-Bollman chapel, with Rev. John Munsey officiating. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Son of John and Martha Emmons, he was born at Carthage, Ill., December 8, 1874. For a time he lived in Nebraska but for the past 65 years he had been a resident of Wallowa county where he farmed and raised livestock. On November 13, 1895 he was married at Enterprise to Ivy Bloom. After her death he was married June 5, 1901 to Bertha Wright who also preceded him in death. On November 29, 1923 he was married to Rose Allison. Three sons and four daughters survive: Lester, of Walla Walla, Earl and Milford of Enterprise, Mrs. Elnora Lawhead, Downey, Calif., Mrs. Macel Reece, Enterprise, Mrs. Vivian Hovis, Joseph, and Mrs. Mildred Santoes, Imbler. There are also two brothers, George, of Baker, and Charles D. of Enterprise, two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Thornburg, of Enterprise, and Mrs. Lillie davis, of Geneva, Neb: 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, September 23, 1954 Contributed by S. Renee...

Emmons, John W.- Obituary

Served through the Civil War in the Southern army, passed away Monday night., Jan. 2, 1933 at the home of his grandson, Harold Emmons on Alder Slope. He had been in failing strength for months, owing to advanced age and the end came as to one falling asleep from the weariness of many days filled w/ labor. Born 3/29/1843. At the close of the Civil War, he was married 12/21/1865 to Martha E. Day and they shortly moved to Ill. and later to Neb. In 1885, they came west and settled in the Grande Rhonde Valley. Came to Wallow Co. in 1891. Mr. Emmons went to ranching near the Buttes using some of the land now in Clifford Wedes farm. His next move was to the Valley and he bought a farm on Alder Slope. Later he went into sheep ranching and bought a large ranch on Day Ridge later known as the Murdock Place. Selling this and getting out of the sheep business which was afflicted w/ one of its periodic depressions, he lived in the Valley a time, spent some months in Ca. and then went to a place in Brushy Canyon, before he retired from active work. His wife passed away 11/7/1909. There are seven surviving children;Mrs.. Delbert Davis, Neb, Alton R. , San Francisco, Wm.. P. , add unknown, Leonard B. , Lostine, Charles D., Mrs. Delbert Homan (Jesse) , Enterprise. Mr.. Emmons belonged to the older generation which built up the country from primitive conditions. He was a kind friendly man upright and particular in conduct of business affairs and naturally everybody liked him....

Emmons, George Madison- Obituary

Services at Baker For George (Madison) Emmons (No Name on Paper) George Madison Emmons, aged 80, 1908 Cherry Street, Baker, Oregon, died Saturday afternoon at his home. Services for Mr. Emmons were conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday morning at West and Company Chapel. Joe Jewett officiated. Interment was in Mount Hope. Mr. Emmons, son of John and Martha Emmons, was born in Carthage, Illinois on October 5, 1880. He moved with his parents to Oregon at the age of 5 and had lived in this state since then. He was a farmer in Wallowa, Union and Baker counties. he was married to Pearl Akins in Enterprise on October 14, 1902 and the family moved to Enterprise in 1925, then to La Grande in 1928 and to Baker in 1932. He is survived by his wife, Pearl, of Baker; by a daughter, Mrs. Erma Nutt of Baker; by a brother, Charles Emmons of Enterprise; a sister, Mrs. Charles Thornburg of Enterprise; by a daughter-in-law, Esther Emmons of La grande; two grandsons, LeRoy Emmons of Wallowa and Donald Emmons of La Grande; by a granddaughter, Patricia Schon, of Baker; and by 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Thornburg and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Homan drove to Baker for the funeral. Contributed by: S. Renee...
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