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Location: Amador County CA

Biography of Olney N. Morse

The subject of this sketch, who was one of the argonauts of 1849, was born in Westfield, Chautauqua county, New York, December 4, 1826, and is the son of William and Lydia Ford Morse. During his early years he resided on his father’s farm, and received his education at the common schools until the spring of 1849. In that year he organized a company with nine other young men to cross the plains to the gold fields of California. Being elected secretary and treasurer of the party, he was sent to St. Louis in advance, and purchased the outfit and provisions, being soon joined by his associates. Having come to Council Bluffs, this little band started on foot or horseback across the plains, their company being known as the Westfield train. They arrived in Sacramento October 17, 1849, and still maintained their organization as they proceeded to the Amador mines, where they met with good success. January 1, 1850, Mr. Morse returned to Sacramento and opened a restaurant and hotel, which he conducted until the disastrous floods in the following March, which swept away his building. He then engaged in driving freight teams to the mines at a salary of eleven dollars per day. He followed that occupation until the company intimated a cut of one dollar per day, when Mr. Morse severed his connection with the company and...

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Shakley Ridge Road Cemetery, Amador County, California

Located on Cuneo Ranch 8 miles above Sutter reek on Shakley Ridge Road. BEAN Abner, b. 1837, d. 1906. Native of Tennessee. Margaret, d. 10 Oct. 1880, ae. 76 yrs., 25 days. ELKINS Albert, b. 8 Sept. 1879, d. 4 Jan. 1886, ae. 7 yrs., 3 mos., 3 weeks. Gertrude, b. 4 Nov. 1880, d. 24 Apr. 1882, ae. 2 yrs., 5 mos., 21 days. FITZGERALD Martin P., b. 1884, d. 16 July 1909, ae. 25 yrs. FORBES A. P. Co. F. 7th Mo. S. M. Cav. HAMILTON Hanna, d. 4 June 1904, ae. 79 yrs. HENRY Amada J., b. 1841, d. 1910. Wife of Oscar M. Henry. Native of Tennessee. Oscar M., b. 1851, d. 1916. Husb. of Amanda M. Henry. Native of North Carolina. HUGHES Emma P., b. 1866, d. 22 Feb. 1878, ae. 12 yrs. Jason D., d. 23 Feb. 1881, ae. 28 yrs. Native of Missouri. MC KEAN Margaret E., dau. of J. S. Mc Kean and S. A., d. 2 May 18641, ae. 12 yrs., 8 mos., 15 days. MILLER T., d. 30 Sept. WRIGHT Orvil P., b. 21 Feb. 1878, son of C. H. Wright and M. A., ae. 3 yrs., 3...

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Biography of Melvin Fenwick

A true pioneer, a man of exemplary standing and life, possessed of capabilities and qualities of worth, the estimable gentleman of whom we now speak, is entitled to representation in the volume of Harney county’s history. His parents, Alexander and Nancy (Long) Fenwick, were natives to Kentucky, and his father crossed the plains to California in 1849. He was a blacksmith and carried his tools on a pack horse and wrought at his trade, shoeing horses, and so forth, all the way. In 1851 he returned via Panama, and with his wife and seven children he came in 1852 to Amador county, California. There our subject was born on May 18, 1855, being the ninth child. The family removed to Napa county in 1858, and in August, 1863, came thence to Lane county, Oregon. There the father remained until his death in 1883. It was in February of that year that Melvin came to the Harney valley. He entered land at his present home place four miles north from Burns, and has engaged in farming and raising stock there since that time, being favored with abundant success on account of his industry and perseverance. He now owns five hundred acres of land, well improved and skillfully tilled. He formerly handled hogs, but is now devoting his attention to cattle mostly. When Mr. Fenwick came here there was but one...

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Biographical Sketch of John Hosking

John Hosking, the son of James and Jane Hosking, is a native of Cornwall, England, born February 22, 1839, and there reared a miner. He immigrated to California in August 1867, coming by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. He first worked in the mines in Tuolumne County, then in Amador County mines. In 1870 he was appointed foreman of the original Amador mines. In 1873 the Sierra Buttes Gold Mining Company appointed him foreman of the Plumas Eureka Mines. In 1883 he was appointed superintendent of the said mines, which position he now holds. He was married to Catherine H., the daughter of Richard and Mary Floyd, August 22, 1863. Six children have been born to them: Richard Floyd, born in England, February 4,1866; Ada, born in England, February 10, 1868; Mary Jane, born February 27, 1872, at Amador City, died in July, 1872; John Ward, born at Eureka Mills, September 5, 1874, died December 16, 1877; James Earnest, horn November 19, t876, at Eureka Mills; Nettie Johns, born August 8, 1878. Mr. Hosking is a Past Grand of Mohawk Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 292, situate at Johnsville; he is also a member of the Royal St. George, located at Johnsville. In 1882 he bought twenty acres of land at Redlands, from Judson & Brown, and had it planted the following year as follows: five...

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Buena Vista Tribe

Buena Vista Indians (Spanish: pleasant view ). A descriptive name applied to one or more Shoshonean or Mariposan tribes living on Buena Vista lake, in the lower Kern River Drainage, California. By treaty of June 10, 1851, these tribes reserved a tract between Tejon Pass and Kern River, and ceded the remainder of their land to the United States.

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Amador County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Access Genealogy Shakley Ridge Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Amador County CAGenWeb Project Cemeteries hosted at Amador County CAGenWeb Archives Amador City Cemetery Drytown Catholic Cemetery I.O.O.F. Cemetery Fiddletown Public Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Amador County California USGenWeb Archives Aqueduct City Cemetery Clinton Catholic Church Cemtery Note Drytown City Cemetery Immaculate Conception Churchyard Cemetery Ione Catholic Cemetery Ione Public Cemetery Surname A-K Surname L-Z I. O. O. F. Cemetery of Sutter Creek Jackson City (Protestant) Cemetery Jackson City (Protestant) Cemetery Notes Pine Grove Cemetery Preston Cemetery St. Stephens Catholic Church Cemetery Sutter Creek Catholic Cemetery Sutter Creek City Cemetery Volcano Catholic Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Amador County California Transcription Tombstone Project Aqueduct City Cemetery Drytown City Fiddletown IOOF Cemetery Fiddletown Masonic Cemetery Fiddletown Public Cemetery I.O.O.F. Cemetery Jackson City Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery Plymouth City Cemetery Shenandoah Valley Cemetery St. Stephen’s Cemetery Sutter Creek Catholic Cemetery Cemetery Records are hosted at Amador County’s Pioneer Cemeteries Cemetery Locator Aqueduct City Cemetery Cemetery Records Plymouth Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Amador County California Political Graveyard Cemeteries hosted at Amador County California Interment Cemeteries hosted at Amador County California Find A Grave Allen Family Plot Amador Memorial Cemetery Andrews Family Cemetery Aqueduct City...

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Hesner, Elton Ellis – Obituary

Elton Ellis Hesner, 77, a former Pleasant Valley and Sumpter resident died on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Jackson, Calif. A graveside service was held on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Martell. Interment followed the service. Arrangements were handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Mr. Hesner was born on May 10, 1925, to Ellis and Alteeny Hesner at Pleasant Valley. Elton was a resident of Stockton for 33 years before he made Amador County his home 12 years ago. He worked as a truck driver for the Zellerbach Paper Company in the central valley for 15 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 431. Elton also worked as a salesman for four years. He spent his younger years in Sumpter Valley and attended school at McEwen. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 391, enjoyed dancing and loved to snowmobile. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Merlyn “Jean” Hesner and sister, Delma Harrison of Baker City. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd Hesner; and four sisters, Elmy Colver, Ella Huffman, Helen Marsland and Alvena Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Smith, Dora D. Mrs. – Obituary

Dora D. Smith, 73, of Ione, Calif., died Sept. 13, 2001, at Lodi, Calif. Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born on Dec. 19, 1927, at Driggs, Idaho. She had lived at Ione for the past 10 years. She had been employed as a room service chef at Harrah’s Casino at Lake Tahoe. Survivors include her daughters, Shellan B. Mora of Ione, Calif., and Cheryl M. Huppler of Water Town, S.D.; a son, Mark L. Searles of Boise; many brothers and sisters; and 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Park View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 21, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Glidden, Frances Octavia McLachlin Mrs. – Obituary

Frances Octavia McLachlin Glidden, 91, a former Baker City resident, died May 6, 2008, at River Pines, Calif. There will be a private graveside service at Cherokee Memorial Park. Frances was born on May 23, 1916, at Memphis, Tenn. She spent her early years living in parts of Texas and later in New Mexico, where her father was engineer and superintendent of the Otis Gin and Warehouse Co., a cotton-processing plant. Her mother was an accomplished artist and pianist. Frances attended Texas Tech College at Lubbock, Texas. She majored in business administration and minored in history, a lifelong pursuit that culminated in the writing of her own history, a five-volume memoir called Castles and Cable Cars. Frances married Cecil Clark Glidden in 1938. Clark was general manager of branch offices for the General Adjustment Bureau for more than 30 years, necessitating moves to Hobbs, N.M.; Colorado Springs and Sterling, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and the Los Angeles and Napa Valley areas of California. Frances worked with her husband in the Hobbs, N.M., office. After their three children were grown, Frances and Clark moved to northern California and settled on a ranch near Red Bluff, Calif. Prior to that, they had ranches in Colorado, central California, and Eastern Oregon, along with corn and soybean property in Iowa. Frances was a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi and a lifetime giver of...

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