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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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.

List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs

In 1828 the transfer of the British garrison from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene commenced. A list of voyageurs who resided on Drummond Island at the time of the transfer. In many cases a brief biographical sketch is contained which may provide clues to their ethnicity, family relationships, and the location where they or their ancestors settled.

Biographical Sketch of Andrew McKenzie, M.D.

The subject of this sketch is a native of Lower Canada,, a son of Daniel and Margaret (Gray) McKenzie, and was born at Terrebonne, on the 15th of September, 1810. Dr. McKenzie has had an office in the city of London, for forty round years. His father was from the Highlands of Scotland, and was engaged for years with the North west Fur Company. Andrew finished his education at the grammar school of Perth, county of Lanark; at seventeen commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Robert Gilmour, of Brockville; attended lectures at McGill College, Montreal, in 1829 and 1830, and at Glasgow University, Scotland, in 1831 and 1832; practiced a short time at St. Thomas, Ontario; served one year in the rebellion (1837-38) as surgeon to the 4th Middlesex regiment volunteers, Col. Ball commanding, and in 1839 settled in London, which has since been his home. In a few years he built up a good practice, and held it for a long period. Though nearing his seventieth year, he keeps his office open and waits upon a few families whose physician, in some cases, he has been for twenty or thirty years. Among the older class of citizens of London, few are more warmly esteemed than Dr. McKenzie. He was an early adherent of the Free church of Scotland, now known as the Presbyterian church, and although not a communicant, bears a good character for correctness of habits and purity of life. In 1837 Dr. McKenzie married Isabella, daughter of John Shore, many years a resident of Middlesex County, and of eight children, the issue of this union,...

Biography of Thomas H. McKenzie

Among the few men now living in these parts who saw Hamilton and Dundas fifty years ago, is Thomas Howard McKenzie, one of the best posted men on Canadian history in the County of Wentworth. He may, with propriety, be called a walking gazetteer of the county; his recollection of dates as well as events being very full and accurate, and his memory seems to be a thesaurus of almost everything which has occurred in this part of the world for the last half century. Mr. McKenzie is a native of Fort George, Inverness-shire, Scotland, a son of James and Margaret (Barbour) McKenzie, and dates his birth August 12, 1811. His father was an officer in the Royal Artillery, and the son was educated for the army. In 1830 he came to Canada, and settled at Hamilton, where he was employed as a clerk five years for the late Colin, Ferrie and Co. A little episode in his life occurred at this period, he starting out with a young man and two Indian guides on an expedition to the Pacific coast. From Mackinac they proceeded north westward, went up the river Kaministiquia, and reaching Rainy Lake, they found the Indians fighting and the cholera raging, and they beat a retreat to Mackinac and thence back to their starting point. Manitoba was just then no place for pale faces to explore. Two years before starting on this adventure (1832), Mr. McKenzie had been sent to Preston to establish business there for the firm already mentioned, where he purchased the property on which the Doon mill was built under his supervision...

Biography of Daniel G. McKenzie

DANIEL G. McKENZIE. – This is also a pioneer who found all the lands surrounding Pullman, Washington Territory, a sea of bunch-grass. He was born in Illinois in 1842. His father, Henry McKenzie was one of the early settlers of that state, and served in the Black Hawk war, and he came afterwards a pioneer of Iowa, building the town of Winterset. As county commissioner he conceived the idea of building a county-seat, and with the two other commissioners bought one hundred and sixty-acres of land near the center of the county, sold enough lots off from it to pay the purchase price, and deeded the tract to the county, naming the place after his old home. The town flourished; and the sale of lots has been sufficient to obtain all the money for county buildings without taxation. There the subject of this sketch grew up, and in 1855 was married to Miss Sarah A. Bell, and removed to Texas, but the next year returned to Iowa, and afterwards made his home in Kansas. He was in the old West until 1877, when he came to his present locality, taking a claim on the sight of Pullman. There he began living and improving; and the country has settled up and the town grown around him. He is very hopeful of the future of the city and county, believing this to have the best climate, soil and natural resources of any other equal area in the world. He does not think that the delicate fruits, such as peaches, will succeed; but apples and berries grow without any hindrance. The grasses,...

Biography of James A. McKenzie

JAMES A. McKENZIE. – Among the thrifty and intelligent agriculturists of Union county who have steadily pursued their way producing the fruits of the field and raising fine herds of cattle while the years have gone by, making the county what it is at the present time, must be mentioned the influential and loyal citizen, whose name initiates this paragraph,who has labored assiduously in the callings mentioned with an attendant success that has given him the meed of large fields and much property, while he has demonstrated the excellent qualities characteristic of his personality with a concomitant sagacity that dominates his entire course and commends him to the fellowship of his friends and acquaintances. In the Dominion of Canada, on December 26, 1858, was born James A., being the son of Roderick and Margaret (Ross) McKenzie, both natives of Scotland. The year following the birth of our subject his parents removed to Illinois, whence, in 1863, they came via the plains to the Grande Ronde valley. The train divided at this point, part going on to the Walla Walla country and our subject’s father locating on a piece of land a little south from Summerville. In the district schools of our country James A. was educated, and he remained with his father on the cultivation of the farm, which grew from the homestead to eight hundred acres. They were occupied in general farming and raising stock until the railroad came. Our subject removed to his present place, three and one-half miles south from Sumerville, in the eighties. He has a quarter section of fine soil, which is well improved...

Biography of William Hunter McKenzie

William Hunter McKenzie has found his work in the business administration of gas companies, and since 1905 had held the responsibilities of general manager of the Wyandotte County Company of Kansas City, Kansas. It was a boyhood experience while in a state institution in Ohio that gave him the permanent bent of a vocational experience. Mr. McKenzie was born in Harrisonville, Ohio, November 15, 1862, one of the four children of James T. and Mary C. (Hoover) McKenzie, both also natives of Ohio and of Scotch and Dutch extraction. James T. McKenzie was a cabinet maker by trade. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Company G of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio Infantry and served as a sergeant through all the campaigns in the South. Near the close of the war, worn out with hardships and his arduous service, he died in a hospital at Baltimore. Thus William H. McKenzie practically never had a father’s care. He and his brothers and sisters and their widowed mother lived together until the State of Ohio established its Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home at Xenia. William H. entered that home at the age of ten years and remained there, continuing his education until the age of sixteen. He had shown special aptness for things mechanical, and at that age was employed in looking after the gas and water plant of the institution, under the direction of the chief engineer. He served in that capacity for two years and that experience he utilized after leaving the home. About 1880 Mr. McKenzie accepted a position as general foreman of...

McKenzie, Clyde Hugh – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Clyde McKenzie, 87, of Rt. 1 Box 9, Summerville, died Sunday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born on, at Summerville, the son of Roderick and Isabella (Thompson) McKenzie. On Dec. 23, 1913, he married Myra J. Glenn in La Grande. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1971. McKenzie spent his entire life as a farmer and stockman on his Century Farm, west of Summerville, and specialized in raising registered Hereford cattle. He remained active in farm management until his death. He was a charter member of the Tri-County Hereford Association, the Union County Cattlemen’s Association, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, the Farm Bureau, and the La Grande Mavericks. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Jean McKenzie of Summerville, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Those who wish to make contributions in memory of Clyde McKenzie to the Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, March 1, 1976 Page 2 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

McKenzie, Myra June (Glenn) – Obituary

Myra J. McKenzie of Summerville died on Thursday at a local hospital at the age of 82. Mrs. McKenzie was born June 4, 1888 at Summerville, the daughter of Tolbert T. and Sarah Glenn. She attended Pleasant Grove school. On December 23, 1913 she was married to Clyde McKenzie in La Grande. Survivors include her husband Clyde and one son Glen both of Summerville; nieces, Violet Glenn Maughan, Eugene; Ena Glenn Warnock, Lostine; Mildred Standley Beedle, Reno, Nev.; Bonnie Settlemire Higinbotham, Central Point; Pauline Rinehart Hartsock and Jean Rinehart Thorson, both of California; Geneva Glenn Hamm, Portland; and Carol Glenn Conley, McMinnville; nephews, Elmer Glenn, Upland, California; Keith Glenn, Summerville; Dale Standley, La Grande; Roderick McKenzie, Corvallis; O. W. McKenzie, Wallowa; Glenn Rinehart, California; and Clayton McKenzie, Hermiston. Mrs. McKenzie was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Mavericks and the Cow Belles and a member of the Farm Bureau. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jack MacLeod officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, May 15, 1971 Page 2 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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