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Washington County Its Towns, Resources, Etc.

Washington County lies on the western border of the state of Idaho, and about five hundred miles from the Pacific coast. It contains a large area of land suited to various purposes. It has a population of over five thousand people. Its inhabitants are, generally speaking, enterprising and thrifty people, many of them having settled here in the early 6o”s and have remained ever since. The early settler devoted himself to stock-raising and placer-mining, and he thought that was all the county was fit for. But as the county began settling up it was soon found that anything which grew in a temperate climate would grow here. 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 Washington County is now considered to be a kingdom within itself, as it produces everything necessary for comfort and happiness. Its resources are so varied that it would be impossible to mention all of them in this connection. Agriculture and kindred industries are pursued more at present than anything else. This in the...

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Adams County, Idaho Census Records

1870 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Adams County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Adams County, Census (images and index) 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1900 Adams County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1910 Adams County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1920 Adams County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Adams County, Idaho Census Free 1930 Census Form...

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Biography of William M. Brown, M. D.

The medical fraternity is ably represented by Dr. William M. Brown, who is the leading physician of Cuprum, whither he removed in June of the present year, 1899, from Salubria, where he had continuously and successfully engaged in practice from June 1892. He was born in Preble County, Ohio, on the 18th of November, 1860. His ancestors were early settlers of South Carolina, and his grandfather, James Brown, was born in Due West, that state. James Scott Brown, the Doctor’s father, was a native of Preble County, Ohio, and having arrived at man’s estate he married Miss Julia Robertson, of Brighton, Iowa, who was born at Spring Hill, Indiana. He spent his entire life, however, near the old homestead where his birth occurred, and was an industrious, prosperous and honorable farmer. He and his wife were valued members of the United Presbyterian Church and exemplified in their daily lives their religious belief. Dr. Brown, the eldest in their family of nine children, eight of whom are yet living, was liberally educated and thus fitted for the responsible duties of life. Having attended the public schools of the Buckeye state, he further continued his studies in the university at Oxford, Ohio, and in Mommouth College, at Monmouth, Illinois. He was graduated in the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the class of 1888, having therein completed a course in...

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Briggs, Herbert – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Herbert Stanley “Bud” Briggs, 90, died at his home in Enterprise on May 31, 2005. He was born in New Meadows, Idaho, on Jan. 16, 1915, to Roy and Maude Briggs. Mr. Briggs came to Wallowa County in 1939. He worked at the mill in Joseph and later as a janitor for Joseph High School. In 1940, he married Lucile “Peal.” They were married 63 years when she died in 2003. In 1950, Mr. Briggs went to work for Pacific Power. He ran the power plant at Wallowa Lake for several years and then transferred to the Lewis River Project at Cougar, Wash., where he operated the power plant there until he retired in 1977. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and little creatures. He enjoyed feeding squirrels and leaves behind his dog Huckleberry Number Three. Mr. Briggs is survived by his daughter Sue of Enterprise, grandson Jeff and wife Shannon of Page, Ariz., granddaughter Laura and husband Gary of Post Falls, Idaho, granddaughter Denice and husband Andrew of Loveland, Colo., six great-grandsons, five great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucile and sisters Frances Mead and Rose Sandlin Simmons. A funeral was held June 6 at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Wallowa County Hospice. Wallowa County...

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Woods, Osiah – Obituary

Life’s Battle Over An Aged Veteran of the War PeacefullyPasses Away Three weeks ago today, Osiah Woods died at his home in Indian Valley, Idaho, at the advanced age of 77 years. Mr. Woods was the father of thirteen children, among them Mrs. Joseph Flick and Mrs. B.T. May of Cove, ten of whom still survive him. He was grandfather of sixty-eight and the g-grandfather of nine children. Early in life Mr. Woods became a member of the Baptist church and was an earnest and devout christian to the hour of his death. During the rebellion he and two of his sons were in the ranks of the Union army fighting for their country and each of them spared to return to their homes, although Mr. Woods sustained such severe injuries, that Congress in 1884 paid him a pension of $933 and allowed him the further sum of six dollars per month during life. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday December 26,...

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McMahan, Gertrude Fay Hancock – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Gertrude Fay (Hancock) McMahan, 95, of La Grande, died Feb. 27 at a local care home. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Faith Center, 10300 South D St., in Island City. A private burial service will take place at a later date at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Council, Idaho. Gertrude was born Sept. 5, 1911, to James and Ora Hancock on a homestead in Indian Valley, Idaho. She went to high school in Council, where she met Lester George McMahan. On Oct. 24, 1931, she and Lester — along with Lester’s sister, Mildred, and Gertrude’s brother, Joe Hancock — eloped to Vale. The foursome remained the best of friends throughout their lives and celebrated 65 anniversaries together. The couple lived for some time in Council, where they had four children. After the family moved to La Grande, two more children were born. The McMahans operated a creamery together in the Council area until Lester went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1942 in Payette, Idaho. The UPRR job took the family to Huntington and then to La Grande in the fall of 1945 at the end of World War II. In La Grande they served in the Ground Observer Corps, spotting and identifying...

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Lester, Dorothy Fay Hutchinson – Obituary

Dorothy Fay Hutchison Lester, 94, of La Grande, died Oct. 14 at a local care center. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the LDS Fourth Ward building at McAlister and Cove Ave. Dedication of the grave will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Dorothy Fay was born March 27, 1913, to David Hutchison and Irlene Simmerman Hutchison in Indian Valley, Idaho. She moved to the La Grande area in 1917. She married Dallas “Dack” Lester on Oct. 10, 1929, in Baker City. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Relief Society Organization and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was a Sunday school teacher, ERA Magazine representative and a visiting teacher supervisor. She was a clerk in her parents’ grocery stores, Dave’s Market and Victory Way Grocery. She loved genealogy and her family. Survivors include her son, David and his wife, Shirley Lester; daughters, Barbara Marshall, Marian and her husband, Dale Nice, of La Grande, and Shirley and her husband, Wayne Hill, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sherry and her husband, Johnnie Moore of South Jordan, Utah; two sisters, LaCrecia and her husband, Dick Devore, of Summerville, and Lydia Smurthwaite of Layton, Utah; two brothers, Duane and his wife, Michi Hutchison, of Aiea, Hawaii, and Ron and his wife, Violet Mack, of Modesto, Calif....

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Hayes, Connie Rae DuPree Mrs. – Obituary

Connie Rae Hayes, 46, of Durkee, May 26, 2005, at her home. Her graveside service will be at 9 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. MDT) Wednesday at the Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, Idaho. There will be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. PDT at the Durkee Grange Hall in Durkee. Connie was born on Aug. 5, 1958, at Council, Idaho, to Don Howard and Lois Lawson DuPree. She was educated at Council, New Meadows and Kooskie, Idaho. When she was 9, the family moved to Seattle, Wash., and then to Vancouver, Wash., where Connie remained for several years. Connie had worked as a waitress, worked in nursing homes and was a bingo caller at the Moose Lodge, which she really enjoyed. At the age of 20, Connie had twin girls, Amie and Kassie. Four years later, she had a son Adam. She moved to Virginia Beach for a short time, returning to Cambridge, Idaho, to be near her family. Connie met her husband, Gary, on a blind date, having dinner at the Yacht Club in McCall, Idaho. They immediately clicked and were married on May 22, 1997 at Baker City. After their marriage, they traveled following Gary’s work in construction. They returned to Durkee in September 1998 where Connie worked at the Wagon Wheel cafe and as a postal clerk in Durkee. Connie loved to play bingo and...

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Rasmussen, Lyle Lillian Shelton Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Lyle Lillian Shelton Rasmussen, 90, of Salt Lake City, died Oct. 17, 2004, at her home. Her funeral will be at noon Thursday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, in Salt Lake City. There will be a viewing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. just prior to the service. There also will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway. There will be a graveside service at noon Saturday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Dale Bingham of the Valley Ward will officiate. Lyle was born on Jan. 2, 1914, at Bear, Idaho, to Earl and Jane Shelton. During her childhood, Lyle’s family lived several places in Idaho and Washington. By the time Lyle was a teenager, the family had made a permanent home in Halfway. After high school, Lyle attended beauty college and later worked as a beauty operator in Boise. After World War II, Lyle moved to Salt Lake City where she attended business college and worked as a secretary. In 1947, Lyle married Keith Rasmussen in Salt Lake City. In the early 1950s the couple moved to San Francisco where Keith established a dental equipment company, and Lyle was an executive secretary for the Libby-McNeil company. For 40 years Lyle and Keith lived on Russian Hill with a great...

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Bailey, Karlen Leigh Bowers Mrs. – Obituary

Karlen Leigh (Bowers) Bailey, 43, a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 6, 2004, in New Meadows, Idaho. A private memorial is planned for later this month. Karlen was born on Aug. 14, 1961, in Fallon, Nev., to Frank C. and JoAnn E. Bowers. They moved just outside of San Diego to Fallbrook, Calif., when Karlen and her siblings were very young. The family moved to Baker City in 1977 after the death of her father. Karlen had spent the last 12 years in the New Meadows area, where she did the things she loved the most — spending time with family and friends, camping and enjoying the Salmon River. She was well-loved for her kindness, free-spirited soul and her love of all animals. She was also known to have a sharp wit and tongue to match. She is survived by a daughter, Morgan Brinton of Alta, Wyo.; a son, Seth McClarin of McCall, Idaho; a brother, David Bowers and his wife, Kirsten, of Helena, Mont.; a sister, Kathy Mitchell of West Magic, Idaho; nephews, Chad, Cooper and Henry; nieces, Kylie and Hannah and her many, many friends in New Meadows and McCall. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Memorial contributions may be made to the local animal shelter. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 14, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Pellissier, James Richard “Jim” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James “Jim” Richard Pellissier, 74, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Boise. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Jim was born on Feb. 9, 1930, at Quincy, Wash., to Oran and Euna White Pellissier. He was raised in logging camps at Tamarack, Idaho, and later on a ranch near Tonasket, Wash. He came to Baker City in 1949, where he has lived off and on since. In 1951, Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served two years in the transport group. He was stationed at Fort Eustis, Va., and at Fort Hood, Texas. From 1954 to 1956 he attended Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande and later Oregon State University at Corvallis. Jim graduated with a business degree. After college, Jim went to work for the Edward Hines Lumber Co. outside of Bates and at Baker City. He also had worked for the Forest Service in different areas, first in Baker City then...

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Smith, Albert – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Albert Smith, 85, of Baker City, died Feb. 13, 2004, at the Boise Veterans Hospital. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mr. Lynn Shumway will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Oregon Army National Guard. Private interment will be at the Summerville Cemetery in Summerville. Albert was born at Cambridge, Idaho, in 1918 and worked on the farm until he finished school. He then worked for a neighbor tending cattle at New Meadows, Idaho, for three years. In the spring of 1942, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. It was there that he married his wife, Lorene. The family spent years at Hereford, where he worked for 33 years logging. He trapped in the winter months and always enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1989, he was widowed, so he moved to Baker City. It was there that he met and married Marjorie Thomason in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, and her family, and his two children, Donna and Bill Hern of Port Orchard, Wash.; his son, Marion, and his wife, Dale, of La Grande; four grandchildren, Julie, Brian, Debbie, and Tammy; and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothea Cook of Wenatchee, Wash., and Donna Baer of Fruitland, Idaho. Memorial contributions may be made to the...

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Adams County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Adams County Cemetery Records Hosted at Adams County Idaho USGenWeb Bear Cemetery Cottonwood Cemetery Hornet Creek Cemetery Indian Valley Cemetery Wild Horse Cemetery Wilkie Cemetery Winkler Cemetery Adams County Cemetery Records Hosted at Find a Grave Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery Hells Canyon Cemetery (hosted at Interment.net)...

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Merritt, Muriel Estella Dotson Mrs. – Obituary

Muriel Estella Merritt, 89, of New Meadows, Idaho, died Feb. 13, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Baker City, surrounded by three generations of her family. Her funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Meadows United Methodist Church. Pastor Leathar Essinger will officiate. Interment will be at Meadow Valley Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 6 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Mrs. Merritt was born Dec. 29, 1912, down on the Snake River out of Joseph to Elben F. Dotson and Lillian (Lilly) Snyder Dotson. Her mother passed away when she was 17 months old. Following her father’s remarriage the family moved to Indian Valley, Idaho, when she was about five. They later moved to a ranch outside Cambridge, Idaho, where she graduated from high school in 1931. Following graduation she went to work as a cook for the Circle C Ranch in Meadows Valley, where she met the love of her life, Lawrence J. Merritt. They were married in the Circle C Ranch house in 1932. They had three children: Lawrence Norman, Lillian Darlene, and Beverly Anne. Mrs. Merritt loved anything to do with words, reading, talking with family and friends, and writing. She won numerous contests for writing short essays, jingles and slogans. She loved poetry and wrote many poems. She also was a reporter for...

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