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Biographical Sketch of Gen. John A. Halderman

Gen. John A. Halderman, a Leavenworth lawyer and a Kentnckian by birth, made an honorable reputation in the public and military affairs of Kansas, as well as in the diplomatic service of the Far East. In the spring of 1854, at the age of twenty-one, and soon after his graduation from the University of Louisville, he came to Kansas and began the practice of law at Leavenworth. He served as private secretary to Andrew H. Reeder, the first territorial governor, and in 1855 was secretary of the first Territorial Council. He was appointed the first probate judge of Leavenworth County; was major of the First Kansas Regiment in the Civil war, and majorgeneral of the state militia. As to his public honors at home. General Halderman served two terms as mayor of Leavenworth; was a regent of the university; a member of the State House of Representatives; and in 1870 was sent to the State Senate. In 1872-73 he traveled abroad. In 1880 he was appointed consul at Bangkok and was soon promoted to the consul-generalship by President Garfield. In 1883 he was the first United States minister to Siam, where the king honored him with the decoration of Knight Commander of the Order of the White Elephant, and later the French government gazetted him Commander of the Royal Order of Cambodia. He resigned his position in 1885 and...

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Poole, Elwyn L. – Obituary

Elwyn L. Poole, 85, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Delamarter Care Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Rio, Miss., the son of Richard and Inez Poole. He attended Emerson Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C., and worked for various agencies of the federal government. When he retired in 1962 he was employed by the General Services Administration as an air conditioning engineer. On March 8, 1924, he married Ethel Alline Bound of Bailey, Miss. They lived in the District of Columbia, Arlington, Va., Walla Walla and Phoenix, Ariz. Poole came to Pendleton in 1977 to be near his daughter, Merle (Mrs. Robert) Blanc. His first wife died in 1978 and on April 22, 1982, he married Fannie Molstrom at Camlu Retirement Apartments, Pendleton. Survivors include his wife in Pendleton; son, Alfred of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Merle Blanc of Pendleton; stepdaughter Betty Wiginton of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. A son, Edward, and a grandson, Frederick Elwyn Poole, died earlier. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A graveside service will be held Monday, 10 a.,. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary or to a charity of donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Klunder, Marie Judy Mrs. – Obituary

Marie Klunder, 93, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 24, 2004. Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. There will be a reception for family and friends after the service at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Everyone is invited. Marie L. Judy Klunder was born on Nov. 18, 1911, to Lloyd M. Judy and Molly Dickison Judy at Sumpter. After graduation from Baker High School in 1930, she used her secretarial skills in the high school office, and later for Philo Anderson Insurance before attending two years at Oregon State College at Corvallis. She then moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked for an insurance agency. Next she moved to Salem, where she was employed by the Oregon Unemployment Compensation Commission. During World War II, Marie worked at Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., for the Bureau of Navy Personnel. Upon returning to Eastern Oregon, she was employed by Pondosa Lumber Co., and worked for Wolff & Johnson, and later Jackson & Johnson as a legal secretary. For five years, she was chief deputy tax collector for Baker County. She was elected and served for 16 years as Baker County Treasurer. She married Everett H. Klunder on Nov. 26, 1954, and embraced his family, which included his daughter, Barbara, and his...

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