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Frizzell, Helen – Obituary

La Grande Helen Frizzell, 93, of La Grande, died Oct. 18 at a local care center. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 19, 2009 ____________________________________ Helen M. Frizzell 1916-2009 Helen Myrtle Frizzell, 93, of La Grande, died Oct. 18 at her home. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Viewing will run from 4 to 6 today at Daniels-Knopp. Helen was born Sept. 8, 1916, to Alonzo C. and Carrie (Bennett) Gillham at Weston. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1935. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now She worked in the old Grande Ronde Hospital from 1937 until 1942 in the kitchen. During World War II she worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as an operator. After the war ended she married Elton Leroy Frizzell on Aug. 21, 1946. They made their home in La Grande for 31 years. When Elton retired they moved to his parents’ home on Hunter Road near Summerville in 1977. Elton had a massive heart attack on Nov. 28, 1977, and died. She lived on the farm for many years...

Biography of James R. Frizzell

James R. Frizzell, now living retired at Halstead, came to Kansas over thirty years ago, and for many years was actively identified with farming and the dairy business. He was born in Montville Township of Medina County, Ohio, February 27, 1847. He is of old American and Irish stock. At the time of the reign of King Charles I of England some members of the original Scotch clan of Fraziers displayed such active interest in the political troubles of the time that they were compelled to seek refuge in America, and on their immigration they changed the name to Frizzell. A particular member of the family who came to Massachusetts at that time was James Frizzell, who arrived in 1653 and settled in what is now a suburb of Boston. The grandfather of James R. Frizzell was Elijah Frizzell, who was born in Massachusetts and went from there to a farm at Canaan, Vermont, where he died in the ’60s. Lysander Frizzell, father of James R., was born in Franklin County, Massachusetts, in 1807. He lived there until he was about twenty-one years of age, then removed to Canaan, Vermont, and soon afterward to Wadsworth, Ohio, where he farmed and where he married. In the spring of 1837 he and his family went to Montville Township of Medina County, and he was a farmer in that locality until his death in 1885. He first espoused the whigs in politics and later the republicans, and in Medina County he filled the offices of township trustee and a member of the school board. When a young man in Vermont, in 1832-34,...

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