Location: Anaheim California

Genealogy of Daniel Baker

Qa161 DANIEL BAKER: b. in England; m. Sarah Chase, 1740. Col. Jacob: reported to have served on General Washington’s staff, and at his death left an estate now reported to be worth about $800,000,000. Samuel: M.D.; b. 1742; m. Roda (Silliman) Weed, 1773. Isaac: M.D.; b. 1783, at Fairfield, Conn.; m. Susan Morgan Dodge (d. 1833); in 1804 Dr. Isaac surveyed, laid out and named the townsite of Bloomington, Ill.; was county surveyor, clerk of the court (held this office for fifteen years) ; served as postmaster for a great many years and was a much respected citizen; died at the age of 90 years, at the home of his son, LeRoy, Ill. Sidney Dodge: b. 1820; d. 1906, at Council Grove, Kansas; m. Laura A. Edwards, 1848. Frank W.: b. 1857, LeRoy, Ill.; m. Mary Hester Catherine Sherfey, 1878, at Bloomington, Ill.; now living at Anaheim, Calif. Emery Dodge: b. 1880, at Bloomington, Ill.; m. Cora May Kinkle; is a practicing physic;an and surgeon; now living in Spokane, Wash. Ch.: Catherine, Wooster and Emery, Jr. Fred Sherfey : b. 1884 at Rock Creek Ranch, Council Grove, Kansas; m. Alice Tedstone; now living in Ganado, Texas. Ch.: Rosalee and Theodore. Sidney Woods: b. 1885; m. Daisy Scribner; jeweler and optometrist; now living at Sheridan, Montana. Ch.: Frank. George Smith: b. 1887; m. Edna Bell; is an expert orange orchardist; now...

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Bell, Jean Gardner – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Jean Gardner Bell, 84, of Carlsbad, Calif., died May 13, 2004, at home. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Los Angeles, Calif. After graduating from John Marshall High School, she attended Glendale Junior College and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) before marrying Franklin Bell II, a union that lasted 50 years until his death in 1992. They founded Bell Pipe and Supply Company in Anaheim, Calif., and raised their family in Tustin, Calif. In 1975 the couple bought a ranch on the upper Imnaha River where they spent springs and summers and Mrs. Bell worked tirelessly in her garden. After Frank’s death, she traveled extensively throughout the U. S. and abroad with her close companion James “Rip” Harper. Survivors include her companion James Harper; children Madelyn, Kristin and Franklin III; sisters Betty Riley and Suzanne Tully; five grandchildren; brother-in-law Ains Bell; cousin Joanne Youngberg; and friends and other family members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 20,...

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Collins, Patrick Howard – Obituary

Union, Oregon Patrick Howard Collins, 48, of Seaside and formerly of La Grande and Union, died Nov. 19 in Seaside. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Coastline Christian Fellowship Church in Olney. Prior to the service, visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria. Mr. Collins, known as Pat, was born Sept. 11, 1958, in Waterbury, Conn., to Theodore M. and Mary E. Brooks Collins. He grew up and was educated in Anaheim, Calif. In 1974 he moved to Clatsop County and began a career in the drywall business with a brother-in-law. On May 11, 1983, he married Diana I. Pender in Warrenton. In the early 1990s he and his family moved to Eastern Oregon, where he continued his construction business and worked for McReynolds Cabinets and Pine Eagle Freight Lines in La Grande. The family moved to Union in 1992 and lived there until 2001, at which time they returned to Clatsop County. They made their home in Seaside, where he owned his own company, Pat Collins Construction. He was a member of and served as a deacon at the Bread of Life Fellowship Church in La Grande, and was a member of the Coastline Christian Fellowship Church in Olney. He will be remembered as a hard-working person, devoted to his wife and family. He...

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Fix, Russell Oro – Obituary

Russell Oro Fix, 87, died Oct. 28, 1993. He was born Oct 3, 1906 in Anaheim, CA, however, he has lived in Kapowsin, WA, since he was three months old. His parents, Samuel Edgar Fix and Clara Jane Harris were early Washington pioneers. His father came to Orting, Washington Territory, in 1889 and his mother in 1874. Russ was graduated from Kapowsin High School in 1925 and attended the University of Washington where he majored in forestry and rowed on the UW crew team. Russ retired from Puget Sound Power and Light in 1972 as a hydroelectric operator. He had started working for PSPL in 1928, and all of his years were spent at the White River and Electron plants. He played an instrumental role in unionizing the electrical workers in the plant during the 1930s. He had been a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 77) since 1935. Russell was also a member of the original board that helped consolidate Bethel School District from the smaller districts. He was a 65 year member of Mt. View Masonic Lodge and a member of the Puyallup Elks Lodge (BPOE No. 1450). He was preceded in death by his wife of 83 years, Elizabeth Ward Fix, in 1984. He is survived by 3 sisters, Ione (Mrs. Emmett) Chase of Graham, Pauline Fitch of Puyallup, and Zenia Dubendorf of Olympia,...

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Tonack, Ron – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ron Tonack, 66, of Baker City, died July 6, 2002, as a result of the progression of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Allan Franks of the Church of the Nazarene and Lynn Shumway will officiate. Ron always enjoyed casual dress, his family members said. They encourage those attending the funeral to dress comfortably in the warm weather. Ron was born Sept. 24, 1935, at Pendleton to Robert and Becky Tonack. He grew up in the Pendleton area. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) where he met and married Lorna Umpleby in 1960. The couple have two daughters: Johanna Young of Baker City and Gretchen Surber of Prineville. Ron’s love of teen-agers and his desire to help people led him to receive his master’s degree in special education from the University of Oregon at Eugene. He then was invited to set up a special education department at a new high school in Anaheim, Calif. After two years, he was invited to return to Oregon to be the director of special education for Marion County. While worshiping at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Salem, Ron and Lorna felt God’s leading to teach at The Alliance Academy at Quito, Ecuador, South America, where Ron used his special...

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Biography of Louis Schorn

Louis Schorn President of the Olive Milling Company, was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1839, came to the United States in 1856, and engaged as clerk for a dry-goods merchant in Alabama until 1861, when he returned to the old country to visit his parents. In 1864 he again sought “the land of the free.” After clerking three years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he spent one year in Kansas, and then until 1882 he was successfully engaged in the grocery and milling business in Texas. Then he came to California and purchased forty acres of land northwest of Anaheim, where he now lives, and where he devotes his attention to fruits and vines, and is very successful both in horticulture and in the manufacture of wines and brandies. He has since bought 160 acres of highly improved land a half mile southwest of the Southern Pacific depot in Anaheim, devoted principally to oranges and deciduous fruits. In 1887 the Olive Milling and Land Improvement Company was organized, with a paid up capital of $50,000. Those forming the company were Mr. Schorn, Thomas Dillon, C. Culvert and Washington Martin. For four years prior to this organization Mr. Schorn and Mr. Dillon had been carrying on the milling business successfully. In the fall of 1889 the mill was totally destroyed by fire; but through the energy and enterprising spirit of these men...

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Biography of Leonard Parker

Leonard Parker of Anaheim, was born in the town of Boston, New York, March 1, 1818. His parents, Joel and Annie (Woodcock) Parker, were natives of Massachusetts. The senior Parker, by trade a carpenter, was employed as a builder and contractor in the city of Buffalo, New York, for many years, and the subject of this sketch had very little opportunity for getting an education. At the age of twenty-one years he started out as a farmer, and afterward learned the blacksmith trade, his early life being a rugged one. He walked five miles to work and then cradled wheat for 50 cents a day, at the same time paying $2 a bushel for corn! In 1852 he moved to McHenry County, Illinois, and bought out a claim on the frontier, and this he improved and cultivated for twenty years, being successfully engaged in general farming and stock-raising. April 1, 1870, he came to California and bought 200 acres of unimproved land near Anaheim; it was then almost completely covered with cactus and sagebrush. One can scarcely realize now, as he beholds the beautiful flowers and the orchards of oranges, apricots and prunes full of delicious fruit, that the land was once so wild and bare. Surely, Mr. Parker has made the “desert fertile and blossom as the rose.” He has today over 3,000 orange trees which yielded last...

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Biography of F. E. Kellogg

F. E. Kellogg farmer and stock-raiser near Anaheim, was born in Morgan County, Illinois, April 31, 1822. His parents, Elisha and Elizabeth (Derrick) Kellogg, were natives respectively of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and of Scotch descent. They settled first in western New York, where most of the children were born. They emigrated to Morgan County, Illinois, in pioneer times, where Mr. Kellogg built the first house in the county. Elisha Kellogg was a prominent politician in his day, serving as county judge and sheriff of Genesee County, New York. He died in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, in 1844. The subject of this sketch left Independence, Missouri, in May, 1846, and came overland with teams to California, arriving in Napa County in November, before gold was discovered. His journey was a very tedious and troublesome one. He enlisted in Fremont’s army and served six months, being discharged at Mission San Gabriel, in April, 1848. He still receives a pension of $8 per month as a veteran of the Mexican war. He is able to relate many thrilling anecdotes of hardship and adventure. He and three brothers came in ’44 to the Rocky mountains in search of a silver mine, and not finding it they built Fort Laramie by contract. Once he and a brother were attacked by Pawnee Indians, stripped of then clothes and robbed. They had to eat walnuts and...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Maggard

Jacob Maggard residing near Anaheim, was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky, August 12, 1815. His parents,. Jacob and Susan (Bright) Maggard, natives respectively of Virginia and Tennessee, had ten children, he being the fifth. At the age of twenty years he started out in life for himself by working by the day in Scotland County, Missouri, whither his father had moved fifteen years previously. He was reared principally in Randolph County, Missouri. He continued in his calling as a farmer, in which he was successful, until about twelve years ago, when he came to California and purchased property in Sonoma County. More recently he purchased his present residence, where he will spend the evening of his life. He and his wife have long been earnest workers in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and are exemplary in their conduct as Christians. Mr. Maggard was married in Missouri, February 11, 1841, to Elizabeth Myers, a native of that State, and a daughter of Henry and Catharine Myers. Theirs was the first recorded marriage in Scotland County. They have five children: Irvine J., M. D., of Oxford, Kansas; James A., M. D., of Denver, Colorado; William F., M. D., of Corning, California; Emma, wife of Sidney Holman; and Sarah Frances,...

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Biography of Theodore Reiser

Theodore Reiser President of the City Council of Anaheim, was born in the city of Lahr, Baden, Germany, September 7, 1829, and after receiving a good education he began at the age of fourteen years to learn the art of wine-making on the Rhine, and served three years. He traveled and worked at his trade in Switzerland, and at the age of nineteen years he came to New York and worked at the cooper’s trade four years. In the spring of 1854 he came to San Francisco by steamer, and was employed in a brewery three years. Next he went to Tuolumne County and established a brewery there, and remained there until September, 1860, when he came to Anaheim, being one of the original settlers here in the German colony. He at once built a fine brick house, at a cost of over $6,000, which is an ornament to the place. He made the first wine and distilled the first brandy ever made in Anaheim. This business he carried on with wonderful success until the death of the vineyards some two years ago. To his energy, enterprise and public spirit Anaheim is greatly indebted. By his means and influence he has supported every enterprise which has had for its object the upbuilding of the town; correspondingly his fellow-citizens have recognized his merit by electing him to nearly all of...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Isaac Lyons

The Honorable Isaac Lyons residing three miles northwest of Anaheim, was born in England in 1847, and came to San Francisco as a merchant in 1862. In 1868 he went to Prescott, Arizona, and in 1875 to Yuma, where he was engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years, with signal success. In 1887 he was elected to the Legislature front Yuma County by the Democratic party. Afterward he served two years as director of the Territorial penitentiary, his appointment to this position being received in March while he was yet in the Legislature. In 1883 he was elected treasurer of Yuma County for two years, and finally, in 1887, he came to California and bought his present place, where it is his intention to retire from active business life. He is still a zealous and able Democrat, and in his society relations he is a member of the Yuma Lodge, A. O. U. W. He was married in Arizona, in 1872, to Marcella Zegera, a native of Mexico, and their children are: Joseph, Eva, Louisa, Isabella and...

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Biography of G. G. Greeley

G. G. Greeley horticulturist, near Anaheim, was born in Belfast, Maine, in 1817. His parents, John and Mary (Black) Greeley, natives respectively of New Hampshire and Maine, and of English descent, had seven children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second. At the age of twenty-one he started out in life for himself, learning the trade of carpenter at Searsport, Maine, being employed in that business four years. He subsequently took up land at Aroostook, and followed timbering for about a year. Next he worked at his trade for a time, building a hotel at No. 11; worked two years longer in Boston, and then on the barracks in New Orleans. In the spring of 1848 he went to New York State, and was employed one summer. In September, 1849, he left Boston for California in the sail-ship Harriet Rockwell, as the ship’s carpenter. Coming by way of Cape Horn, he landed in San Francisco in February. The first two years in this State he spent in the mines on the Tuolumne River, the next six years on the Feather river, then traveled some through Oregon, and in 1858 he settled in Oakland and worked at his trade there for nine years. In 1869 he came to Southern California and bought property near Anaheim, where he has since lived, raising grapes, oranges, etc. He owns an...

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Biographical Sketch of Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll proprietor of the Anaheim 4, Evergreen Nursery, was born in County Cork, Ireland, March 25, 1840, the second in a family of nine children, of Patrick and Mary (Scandlan) Carroll, who moved to Australia in 1855. He came to Santa Cruz, California, in 1866, and worked at shipping lumber two years. In 1868 he came to Anaheim and bought fifty acres of land, his purchase being the first outside of the town limits. He then started the nursery business on a small scale, and today he has the largest nursery in Southern California if not in the State. A few figures will be here submitted to show what a man of pluck and energy can do: in the nursery stock at this time there are 1,500,000 orange trees; 1,000,000 lemon trees, 4,000,000 gum trees, 1,000,000 deciduous fruit trees, besides palms, pines, cypress and other kinds of fruit and ornamental trees. The nursery is located near the Southern Pacific depot at Anaheim. In addition to this, Mr. Carroll has a young nursery at Los Alamitos, and sixty acres in the Centralia tract, besides other property. He has been eminently successful in the work he has undertaken, and eminently deserves the success, on account of his industry, enterprise and shrewd judgment. He was married May 27, 1878, to Lizzie Doherty, from the north of Ireland. Her parents were George...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank A. Gates

Frank A. Gates general farmer and fruit-raiser near Anaheim, was born in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1836, a son of Loring Gates, a well-known merchant in Groton, Massachusetts, and Boston. Mr. Gates attended the University at Hartford, Pennsylvania, and at the age of eighteen years he went to Chicago, where he was engaged in the wholesale clothing business with his brother, James L. Gates, until 1859. He then went to Lawrence, Kansas, but, finding all vegetation dried up and the prospects of business consequently poor, he returned to Chicago and engaged with his cousin, Charles A. Eaton, in trade in guns and sporting goods. Next he conducted a hotel on the Union Pacific railroad. He took a house on the train up the North Platte to Julesburg station in Nebraska; in the fall he moved it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and there ran a hotel until February, 1870, with good success. His next move was to San Diego, California, where he bought a team and drove to Anaheim, in May, 1870. Purchasing land a mile and a half south of Anaheim, he planted it in vines and all other kinds of standard fruits. In 1877 he sold that place and bought where he has since lived, three miles southwest of Anaheim, and there he has been a successful farmer and fruit-raiser. He also owns valuable property on Broadway in Anaheim. In...

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Biography of Dr. J. S. Gardiner

Dr. J. S. Gardiner, Postmaster at Anaheim, was born in Maryville, Tennessee, in 1841. His ancestors were from Scotland formerly. He received his literary education at the common schools of his native county. In 1861 he entered the University of Pennsylvania, and continued there during one term. Then the war coming on in 1862, he entered the Confederate army. He enlisted April 13, 1862, in Company I, Thirty-seventh Tennessee State Volunteer Infantry, and served until September 4, 1864, when he was discharged on account of disability. He then re-entered the University and was graduated with the degree of M. D., in 1865. In the fall of this year he began the practice of medicine in Blount County, Tennessee, and continued there until September 1, 1869, when he set out for California, and soon after his arrival here he, with his brother, bought 160 acres of land near Anaheim. In 1870 he began the practice of his profession and continued at it until 1885, when he was appointed Postmaster, which position he holds at this time. October 31, 1876, he was married to Mrs. M. J. Tarver, a native of Alabama, but principally reared in Texas. She was the widow of Charles Tarver, who, at one time was district attorney for Bastrop County, Texas. She and her husband crossed the plains in wagons in 1868. By her first husband she...

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