Location: Alliance Nebraska

Biography of Chester E. Hunsaker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Chester E. Hunsaker is editor of the Everest Enterprise at Everest in Brown County. The Enterprise is now in its twenty-ninth volume. It was first published on March 9, 1888, having been founded in that year by T. A. H. Lowe. It is a weekly paper and had a large and influential circulation in that section of Brown County. Mr. Hunsaker is one of the younger editors of Kansas, and had spent most of his life in this state. He was born at Tarkio in Northwest Missouri July 4, 1891. His ancestors were Colonial settlers from England in New York. His grandfather, Abraham Hunsaker, was born in 1827, lived in Kansas during pioneer times, but was chiefly identified with farming in Northwest Missouri. He died at Westboro, Missouri, in 1898. P. R. Hunsaker, father of the editor of the Enterprise, was born in Western Kansas in 1872 and during the ’80s the family removed to Tarkio, Missouri. He was in business at Tarkio, and afterwards lived in Western Nebraska for fourteen years, being engaged in farming and in 1912 removed to Baker, Kansas, where he is now living retired. He is a democrat and had served two years as road overseer of Mission Township at Baker. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church....

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Rogers, Betty Doris – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now La Grande, Oregon Betty Doris Rogers, 79, of Yuma, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 20 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center after suffering a stroke. No services are planned at this time. Mrs. Rogers was born May 9, 1927, to Frank E. and Luva Roberts Messersmith in Alliance, Neb., one of seven children. She attended high school in Curtis, Neb., graduating in 1945. She studied for a year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, then taught at a country school in Box Butte County, Neb. She married Lyle Dunham Rogers on Sept. 27, 1947, in Alliance. The couple moved to La Grande, where she was active in Cub Scouts and County Extension. In late 1959 the Rogers moved to Pendleton, where they held various jobs. They were involved with the Pendleton Round-Up for 10 years as members of the Main Street Cowboys and Sidesaddlers, promoters of the city. They were also active members of the Allons dance club and the Blue Mountain Good Sams RV club. In 1975 she became a cosmetologist, and she owned her own salon for many years. They retired to Yuma, continuing to summer in Pendleton through 2005. Survivors include her husband of 59 years; children and their spouses, Dennis Lee and Kathy Weddell Rogers of Mount Angel and Connie...

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Heitz, Betty Doris – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Betty Doris Heitz, 79, died on Oct. 20, 2007, of a stroke at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma , Ariz. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 8, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Inurnment of ashes will be at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. She was born May 9, 1927, to Frank E. and Luva (Roberts) Messersmith in Alliance, Neb., one of seven children. She attended high school in Curtis and graduated in 1945. She studied for one year at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, then taught at a country school in Box Butte County, Neb. She married Lyle Dunham Rogers on Sept. 27, 1947, and moved to La Grande. In late 1959, they moved to Pendleton where they held various jobs and were involved with the Pendleton Round-Up for ten years as members of the Main Street Cowboys and Sidesaddlers, promoters of the city. They were also active members of the Allons dance club and Blue Mountain Good Sams RV club. In 1975 Betty became a cosmetologist and owned her own salon for many years. In 1987 Lyle retired and they became winter visitors in Yuma , Ariz. They sold their house in Pendleton in 1996 and purchased a home in the Foothills area of Yuma. They summered in Pendleton through 2005. Betty is...

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Custer, Margaret Jones – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The mother of Mrs. George E. Ormsby of Alliance, Mrs. Margaret Custer, 66, of Deadwood, S.D., died at the home of her daughter, 524 Box Butte, Monday morning [December 30, 1935]. She has been in Alliance more than a month for medical treatment, having spent part of the time at the hospital. Mrs. Custer was the wife of John W. Custer and was a long-time resident of Deadwood. She was born March 30, 1869 at Dixon, Ill. Surviving her, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs. [Nancy] Ormsby; Mrs. George [Clara] Brink, Fairpoint, S.D.; Mrs. Alex [Della] Jacobson, Deadwood, and Mrs. A. T. [Myrtle] Morris, Thorp Springs, Tex.; one son, Charles Custer, Deadwood, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Ormsby home with Rev. M. Allen Keith officiating. Burial will be at the Alliance Cemetery. The Landa Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Custer, John William – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John W. Custer, 89, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Ormsby, 412 Big Horn. He had been in failing health for the past several months. Mr. Custer was a retired farmer and had lived with Mrs. Ormsby the past five years. He lived on a farm near Deadwood, S.D. for many years. Mr. Custer was born October 2, 1864 in Harlan, Ia., and married March 23, 1888 to Margaret Jones, who died December 30, 1935. Besides Mrs. Ormsby [Nancy], he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Leo Mooney [Clara], Spearfish, S. D., and Mrs. Arthur Morris [Myrtle], Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Rudy Custer of Avoca, Ia., seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded him in death. Funereal services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday from the Landa Funeral Home. The Rev. K. Orlando Lee, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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