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Hambelton, Rick Lynn – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Rick Lynn Hambelton of Enterprise died Feb. 14, 2007, in Spokane, Wash. He was 59. Mr. Hambelton was born in Enterprise on Aug. 18, 1948. He graduated from high school in July 1966. He was in the U.S. Navy until 1973. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his children James Hambelton of Walla Walla, Wash., Donald Hambelton and Melissa Hambelton of the The Dalles; grandchildren Issac, Marcus and Brianna; parents Robert and Margaret Hambelton of Enterprise and sister Sheri Asher of Hermiston. Graveside services will be held June 30 at 2 p.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. A memorial and reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall after the burial service. Wallowa County Chieftain – June 28, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

Biography of Lemuel L. Hambelton

In the course of the compilation of the history of Union and Wallowa counties we seldom are favored with the privilege of writing the career of a more worthy citizen and stanch and noble man than at the present time, while we attempt to outline the life of the capable and respected gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. Mr. Hambelton is one of the true pioneers of the country: has always labored for the development and advancement of the same: he is a capable and intelligent citizen, displaying loyalty and patriotism in commendable degree: he has fought faithfully the battles of his country and pressed to the front in a time when base fratricidal strife was rendering the nation in twain and attempting by its minions to trample the fair banner of liberty in the dust: and there on the scene of many a hard fought battle, he demonstrated the true metal of which he was made and never flinched from the hardest duty or the most dangerous post, and never until the work was all done, and the last flash of rebel powder had burned in vain, did he lay down the weapons of war to retire to the scenes of industrial life. Mr. Hambelton was born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, on October 21, 1835, being the son of Joseph and Susanah (Lowe) Hambelton. His boyhood days were spent in acquiring a good common school education and in working with his father at the carpenter trade, learning this valued craft thoroughly by the time he was eighteen years of age. At that time...

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