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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after. Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great...

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Olin, John Turner – Obituary

At the residence of his son, C. F. [Charles Forrest] Olin, in the town of Washington, on Dec. 1, 1900, occurred the death of John Turner Olin at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 2 days. The deceased had suffered for some months from a complication of disease, an apoplectic stroke being the immediate cause of his demise. Mr. Olin was born in Delaware County, N.Y., and was the eldest son of George and Mary (Turner) Olin. At the age of nine years he removed with his parents to Iowa and four years later to Wisconsin, settling near Madison, Dane County. Thence to Marquette County in 1851, locating on what was then known as the Menomnee Indian Reservation at that time unsettled and unsurveyed. In 1855 they came to Eau Claire, then Chippewa County, where he has since resided. April 20, 1860 he was united in marriage with Elvira E. Holsted [Halstead], also a native of N. Y. Of the five children born to them, two daughters, Mrs. L. Ellis of Craft, Chippewa County and Mrs. W. Fraser of the town of Washington, and two sons, Chas. F. and John Boyd Olin of the same place, mourn with their widowed mother, the loss of a loving husband and kind father. A brother S. M. Olin is the only surviving member of their generation. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. W. Cooksley and W. A. McKillop, after which the remains were interred in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. A large concourse assembled to render their last tribute of affection and respect to...

Olin, Susan Cooke – Obituary

Mrs. Susan Cooke Olin, 39, well-known resident of Entiat, died at a local hospital Thursday [May 11, 1949] following an extended illness. Mrs. Olin was born at Malaga on February 22, 1910 where she resided until moving to Entiat with her family as a little girl. She attended Entiat schools and grew to young womanhood at Entiat, and was united in marriage to John Olin, February 6, 1929. She had since made her home there. Mrs. Olin was a member of Reliance Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand Circle, and the Entiat PTA. Surviving are her husband, John of Entiat, one son, Donald Wayne Olin, and two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Kerns and Miss Beverly Olin, all of Entiat; two brothers, George Cooke of the US Navy and Claude P. Cooke of the US Merchant Marine; four sisters, Mrs. Emmy Lou Pierce, Richland, Wash., Mrs. Blanch Peterson, Juneau, Alaska, Mrs. Iris Morical, Colville, and Mrs. Claudia Strong of Kennewick. Contributed by: Shelli...

Olin, John Staples – Obituary

John S. Olin, 62, Entiat, a native of Wenatchee and a resident of the Entiat area for the past 44 years, died in a Wenatchee hospital Monday morning [January 3, 1971]. Born in Wenatchee February 16, 1908, he attended Whitman School and Wenatchee High School. He moved to the Entiat area in 1927 and was an orchardist there. Surviving are his widow, Rexene; his mother, Mrs. Nettie J. Olin, Entiat; two sons, Donald W. Olin, Entiat, and James Dossey, Wapato [stepson]; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jane Leming, Redmond, Mrs. Beverly Brunet, Sylmar, Calif., and Barbara Lynn Dossey [stepdaughter], Bellevue; one brother, Earl Olin, Yakima; two sisters, Mrs. [May] Roy Loffelbein, Clarkston, and Mrs. [Edna] Albert Haase, Walla Walla, and 13 grandchildren. Services are announced by the Jones & Jones Funeral Home. [Interment in Wenatchee Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

Olin, John Boyd – Obituary

Funeral services for John Boyd Olin, 65, Entiat and Wenatchee pioneer, will be held from the James & Jones Chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George Pratt of Entiat will officiate and the Entiat Lodge No. 261, I.O.O.F. will preside at the gravesite. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. The following will serve as pall bearers, T. P. Cowan, Ed Cairns, L. T. Wisdom, George Worby, Walter Cox, and Joseph Dixon, Contributed by: Shelli...

Olin, John Boyd – Obituary

Funeral services for John Boyd Olin, 65, Entiat and Wenatchee pioneer, will be held from the Jones & Jones Chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George Pratt of Entiat will officiate and the Entiat Lodge No. 261 I.O.O.F. will preside at the graveside. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. The following will serve as pall bearers: T. P. Cowan, Ed Cairns, L. T. Wisdom, George Worby, Walter Cox, and Joseph Dixon, R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. Mr. Olin died at his home north of Entiat early Friday evening [September 28, 1945]. He came to Wenatchee in 1907 and was employed as an early day freight hauler up the Entiat and worked for Capt. Paul Stoffel on the steamboat in the early days. He was married to Nettie J. Staples at Colfax, Wisconsin in 1903. All of Mr. Olin’s children are here for the funeral services. Contributed by: Shelli...

Olin, Nettie Jane Staples – Obituary

Nettie Staples Olin, 93, a former Wenatchee and Entiat resident, died in Clarkston on Friday [January 5, 1979]. Mrs. Olin was born in Colfax, Wis., on October 9, 1885. She married John Boyd Olin on June 10, 1903, there. In the fall of 1904, the family came to Wenatchee. In January 1927, they moved to Entiat where they operated a fruit orchard. Mr. Olin preceded her in death September 28, 1945. In July 1973, Mrs. Olin moved to Clarkston. She attended the Friend’s Church at Entiat, was a 40 year member and past noble grand of Reliance Rebekah Lodge, Entiat. Surviving are a son, L. Earl, Renton; two daughters, Mrs. Roy E. (Mae) Loeffelbein, Clarkston, and Mrs. Albert (Edna) Haase, Walla Walla; 14 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ida Hansen, and a son, John S. Olin, preceded her in death. [Interment in Wenatchee Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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