Location: Albany County WY

Biography of Edwin H. Wagner

Edwin H. Wagner, of the firm of Edwin H. Wagner & Company, certified public accountants of St. Louis, was born in Laramie City, Wyoming, October 6, 1873, a son of Henry and Susan (Cantwell) Wagner. The father’s birth occurred in Ohio and during the Civil war he served with the Halleck Guards and participated in the siege of Jackson and other important engagements that led up to the final victory that crowned the Union arms. The mother was a grandniece of General Joseph Warren, who commanded -the troops at Bunker Hill, where he gave his life for the cause of independence. Her father was Thomas Cantwell, who fought in the Mexican war and was killed at Resaca de la Palma. In his boyhood days Edwin H. Wagner attended the public schools of his native city and then entered the State University at Laramie, while later he attended the Jesuit College at Denver, Colorado. He was thus well qualified by a liberal education for life’s practical duties and responsibilities. He next became connected with the auditing department of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company but later took up the study of law, spending the years 1897 and 1898 as a law student in the Washington University of St. Louis. Later he was connected with the Columbia Lead Company, with which he continued until the business was sold to the...

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Biography of George Little

The list of the leading citizens of Caldwell contains the name of Judge George Little, one of the representative and honored citizens of Canyon County. His record as a soldier, as an official and as a business man has been so honorable that he has gained the confidence and good will of all with whom he has been brought in contact, and as probate judge and superintendent of public instruction he won still higher encomiums from his fellow men by reason of the fidelity and ability which he manifested in the discharge of his duties. He retired from office in January 1899. A native of Kentucky, Judge Little was born in Daviess County, July 15, 1839, and is of Scotch and English descent. The original American ancestors of the family located in Massachusetts, and the branch to which our subject belongs was afterward planted in Charleston, South Carolina. Later generations of the family removed to Kentucky, where Wesley Morgan Little, the father of the Judge, was born, in 1814. In early life he learned the wheelwright’s trade, but afterward engaged in farming. His wife bore the maiden name of Henrietta Waltrip, and belonged to one of the old families of Culpeper County, Virginia. Her father was one of the prominent residents of that County and held various positions of honor and trust. In politics the father of Judge Little...

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Houses of the Oglala Tribe

Of the early history of this, the principal division of the Teton, nothing is known. During the first years of the last century they were discovered by Lewis and Clark on the banks of the upper Missouri, south of the Cheyenne River, in the present Stanley County, South Dakota. They hunted and roamed over a wide region. and by the middle of the century occupied the country between the Forks of the Platte and beyond to the Black Hills. While living on the banks of the Missouri their villages undoubtedly resembled the skin-covered tipi settlements of the other kindred...

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Beeler, Janette L. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Janette L. Beeler, 59, of Elgin died Aug. 28. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Elgin Cemetery. Mrs. Beeler was born April 7, 1947, to J.D. and Loys Osborn Thwreat in Mena, Ark. She lived most of her life in Laramie, Wyo. She worked as a janitor for the University of Wyoming and on Aug. 5 moved to Elgin to be closer to her mother and her family. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and enjoyed photography, birds and animals. She was known for her work ethic. Survivors include her mother; a son, Gene Beeler; siblings, David Thwreat, Fred Thwreat and Dorsie Terrell, all of Elgin, and Becky Ginsbaugh of Estacada; and other relatives. Her father and two children, Julie and Jessica Beeler, died earlier. Memorials may be made for cancer research or GRH Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 2, 2006, Published: September 5,...

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Watson, Rex Jay – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Rex Jay Watson, 55, of La Grande died Dec. 13 at a local care center. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in La Grande. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Watson was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio, to Finley James and Wilma (Edmiston) Watson. He attended schools in Dayton. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was proud to serve his country in the 82nd Airborne Special Forces Ranger division during the Vietnam era. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Dayton for a time before moving to Laramie, Wyo., before finally settling in La Grande. On Jan. 21, 1978, he married Sharon Ann Redden. Together the couple not only raised their own children but many other children over the years. Rex received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts from Washington State University in 1992 and became an accomplished artist in oil painting and was known as an expert in the art of flint-knapping. He volunteered his gift of art to children every year at the Cove Cherry Festival and at Arts For All. He also enjoyed fishing and had a great sense of humor, wisdom and creativity. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of La Grande; his mother, Wilma Ohler of Kettering, Ohio; children, Kiley Watson of...

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Stevens, Gladys H. – Obituary

LaGrande, Oregon Gladys H. Stevens, 80, of La Grande died April 12 at a local care home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Summerville Cemetery Chapel. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Mrs. Stevens was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Hubbard to Claus T. and Anna (Grand) Isaacson. She married Richard L. Stevens in Laramie, Wyo. June 14, 1945. Her husband died April 20, 1992. As a young girl, Mrs. Stevens grew up in the timber camps of Wyoming near Laramie. She was an avid skier and spent much of her time outdoors. In June 1965, she and her family moved to Oregon, where she resided until her death. Her hobbies included gardening, hiking, wildlife watching and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Ken Bruce of La Grande; sisters, Bernice Craft and Marge Lanman, both of La Grande; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives. A brother, a sister and a daughter died earlier. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 14, 2007 Published: April 14,...

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Jones, Mamie A. Carland – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Mamie A. Carland Jones, 107, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande, died Jan. 14 at the Juniper House in Pendleton. A celebration of life will be held at the Pendleton Senior Center at a later date. Mamie was born on Aug. 28, 1900, in Broken Bow, Neb. She married LaVelle T. Jones on Dec. 22, 1920. They moved to Laramie, Wyo., where Mamie gave birth to a daughter, Gere, in 1924. The couple moved to La Grande in 1932. They also lived in Union. She worked for First National Bank from 1942 to 1965. After she retired from family business in 1992, she moved to Pendleton. Mamie loved to sew and garden and liked animals. She loved dancing at senior centers. She is survived by her daughter, Gere Zacharias of Pendleton; and granddaughter, Kaye Killgore of Portland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any hospice or the Pendleton Senior Center. La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending January 19, 2008 – Published Jan. 17,...

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Harrell, Herbert – Obituary

Herbert Harrell, 39, former valley resident, died at Laramie, Wyoming, Wednesday, September 14 [1938]. Born at Rogersville, Tenn., August 5, 1899, he came west with his parents in the spring of 1909. Her parents settled in the Kittitas Valley and he received his education in the Ridgeway and Thorp schools. He was married to Eula Mundy April 27, 1917. The family moved to California in 1923, residing there until 1933 when they moved to Wyoming. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Juanita, Louise and Bernadine; seven sisters, Mrs. W. T. Rutledge, Mrs. J. R. Morefield, Mrs. Jesse Cates, Mrs. W. M. Packwood, Mrs. F. G. Prater, and Mrs. Frank Springer of Ellensburg, and Mrs. M. E. Nensley; and four brothers, T. A. Harrell, Luther Harrell and Steve Harrell of Ellensburg, and Gail Harrell of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Honeycutt Chapel. Rev. Floyd Brown had charge. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Albany County, Wyoming Census Records

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Albany County, Wyoming Cemetery Records

Cemeteries are one of the most likely places people will search when looking for ancestors. Many of the old cemeteries only have records left as the cemetery itself went so many years with out care and the stones were used for other purposes, like leveling a building!! Hosted at Albany County Wyoming USGenWeb Archives Project Greenhill Cemetery  ...

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Jacoby, Albert “Jake” – Obituary

Albert “Jake” Jacoby, 77, of Ontario, died Aug. 7, 2003, at his home. His graveside funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. MDT at Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Payette, Idaho. Visitations will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDT at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, 2543 S.W. Fourth St. in Ontario. Albert was born July 28, 1926, the youngest of 10 children born to Jacob and Katherine Jacoby. He was raised in Windsor, Colo., where his family worked in the produce fields. His mother always told stories of what a sweet, loving boy he was. Albert served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed on a naval ship and was at sea his entire term. He received an honorable discharge when his tour was up. As a young man Albert had a jukebox vending machine business. He paid his employees with nickels they removed from the machines. In the 1940s this was considered a fair wage. Albert also worked at a cement plant in Laramie, Wyo., for 11 years. He then transferred to the Durkee plant in 1956, working there as a crusher operator. He married Alda Clark Bradley on May 14, 1960, and they lived in Ontario until his death. Albert retired from Oregon Portland Cement in 1988, but still worked as an engineering specialist for several years. After retiring, Albert and Alda spent...

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McQuain, Elvera I. Sawyer Mrs. – Obituary

Elvera I. McQuain, 73, of Hermiston, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 7, 2002, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928, at Cody, Wyo., to Archie and Myrtle Achenbach Sawyer. She attended grade school at Laramie, Wyo., then moved with her family to Baker City, where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie. On Jan. 8, 1956, she married Martie McQuain II at Laramie, Wyo. The couple lived in Wyoming and California before moving to Oregon in 1968. They lived at Olex and then at Condon before later divorcing. Mrs. McQuain returned to Wyoming where she lived for several years before moving to Hermiston in 1989. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Jack Carnine of Boardman, Georgia and Rod McKee of La Grande, Sheila and Ken Norris of Gillette, Wyo., and Sherrie and Matt Loomis of Caldwell, Idaho; a son and daughter-in-law, Martie III and Staci McQuain of Echo; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Reese of Laramie, Charlotte West of Glendale, Ariz., Annette Rice of Hillsboro and Vickie Shepherd of Sheridan, Wyo. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, George Sawyer and Thomas Sawyer. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O....

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Heward, Arthur L. – Obituary

Arthur L. Heward, 81, a former longtime Baker County resident, died Nov. 11, 2002, at the Idaho State Veterans Nursing Home. At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition will be by cremation. There will be a memorial service for family and close friends at the Downard Hansen Funeral Home, 241 N. Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. Interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery at Pocatello. Arthur attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie and was enrolled in ROTC. He attended Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned in May 1944 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During his time in the Army, he served in central Europe as well as in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon discharge in September 1946, he had been advanced to the rank of captain. Decorations and citations he received include the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Arthur graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Norma Anderson at Evanston, Wyo. During their early married life, they lived in many different locations in the western United States while Art worked for Morrison Knudsen Co. On Jan. 1, 1954, they moved to Baker City. Art was the office...

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