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Location: American Falls Idaho

Biography of Alonzo Beal

Few men have prospered in a greater degree than Alonzo Beal of Shawnee County. He came to Kansas when a boy, had a varied routine of experiences as a farm laborer, renter, western cowboy, and finally settled down to a carser which had brought him to a place where he is one of the largest land owners and cattlemen operators in this section of Kansas. He was born near Newtown in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, November 20, 1862, one of ten children, seven of whom are still living. His parents were Harlan and Cynthia (Ashor) Beal. His father, who was a farmer, died in Ohio in 1867. The mother lived in Ohio until her death in 1895. Five years of age when his father died, Alonzo grew up on the home farm with his mother, and at an early age had to assume more than ordinary responsibilities. In fact he contributed his labors to the support of the household. He had only a district school education. While living in Ohio he learned that better wages were paid farm hands in the State of Iowa and at the age of seventeen he set his steps in that direction. For about a year he remained in Lucas and Chariton counties of Iowa. His sister, Mrs. Edward Mitchell, was at that time living about three miles west of North Topeka. On arriving in...

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Reimers, Ethel Mae Ross Mrs. – Obituary

Ethel Mae Reimers, 90, of Ontario, died March 14, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Idaho. Pastor Martin Frusti of Pilgrim Lutheran Church at Ontario will officiate. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette. Ethel was born at Nyssa and raised in the Ontario area. She was the daughter of Seymour and Minnie McGregor Ross. She married Leland G. Reimers on Nov. 11, 1934. He died on Nov. 6, 1991. They were married for almost 57 years. Ethel was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a homemaker for much of her life. She did work at Ore-Ida Foods for more than 18 years. She lived most of her life in the Treasure Valley, living near Sumpter from 1970 to 1976 and at American Falls from 1976 to 1980. She then moved back to Payette and Ontario until September of 2002 when she moved to Baker City. Her daughter, Betty J. Russell, died Sept. 30, 2001. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Carnahan, and her husband, Nolan of Baker City and Beth Travis of Boise; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Payette Senior Center through Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Used with permission from:...

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