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Biography of W. A. Kidd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now W. A. Kidd, an astute, energetic and successful business man, is well known in commercial circles of Washington County as head of the W. A. Kidd Lumber Company of Bartlesville and in the conduct of his interests he displays foresight, determination and marked executive ability. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born March 9, 1869, and after completing his public school course entered an academy in that state. After reaching mature years he went to Bowling Green, Ohio, and there engaged in drilling oil wells as a contractor until 1900, when he went to Bakersfield, California, where for three years he was similarly occupied. From there he came to Bartlesville and for three years operated four strings of tools here, at the end of which period he disposed of his interests along that line, and in 1906 he became a member of the firm of Kidd & Bailey, later purchasing the interest of his partner, since which time he has conducted the enterprise independently. He handles lumber, catering to the retail trade exclusively, and obtains his stock from Texas and Arkansas. He has built up a business of large proportions, giving employment to seven people and utilizing four delivery trucks. In 1922 he opened up a yard at Shidler, Oklahoma. He is also engaged in the...

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Morgan, Martha – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Union, Union County, Oregon Martha Ann Morgan of 873 S. College in Union died Friday, Aug. 25 at the local hospital at the age of 51. Mrs. Morgan was born on Dec. 11, 1920 at Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of Thomas and Bessie Davis She was a graduate of Woodbury Art College in Los Angeles, Calif. On March 2, 1946, she was married to Jefferson Lee Morgan at Las Vegas, Nev. They lived in Bakersfield, Calif. until September of 1968 when they moved to Union. She was a member of the Union Rebekah Lodge and President of the Union Home Extension Unit. Survivors include her husband J. Lee Morgan, Union; two daughters, Teresa Lee Morgan and Judy Ann Morgan both of Union; brother, Elvin Davis, Bakersfield, Calif., sister Betty Beebe, Bakersfield, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 with Rev. Robert Dowery and the Union Rebekah Lodge officiating. Concluding services followed at the Union Cemetery. Eastern Oregon Review, August 31, 1972 Contributed by: Holly...

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Biography of David O. Wilder

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now David O. Wilder, proprietor of the Pioneer Meat Market, the largest and best appointed market in the city of Riverside. The liberal patronage and support his enterprise receives from the community, is well merited, for he is a thorough master of his business, and prompt in meeting the demands of his customers. Mr. Wilder is one of the earlier settlers of Riverside, who came to California in 1874, and after a year spent in Bakersfield established himself in Riverside. Upon his arrival he purchased land and engaged in horticultural pursuits, and also established a bee ranch at Temescal, which he conducted for a year or two. He was also for some years in the employ of the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company, in constructing ditches and opening avenues upon their land. In 1879 he engaged in work for Thomas Stone, in the Pioneer Meat Market. He was employed by Mr. Stone until 1883: during that time he mastered the details of the business, and in the latter year became, by purchase, the proprietor of the market, which he has since conducted. Mr. Wilder in his horticultural pursuits improved a ten-acre lot about three miles south of Riverside, by planting it with raisin grapevines, which he sold in 1888 to C. T. Rouse. He was also interested...

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Basman, Cyril Louis “Louie”, Jr. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Richland, Oregon Cyril Louis “Louie” Basman Jr., 80, a longtime Richland resident, died Jan. 7, 2004, at his home. Louie’s family honored his request that there be no formal service for him. He was born on Jan. 1, 1924, at Detroit, Mich., to Cyril Louis and Joanna Thomaszowski Basman. He attended and graduated from Royal Oak High School. After graduation he went on to attend Laurence Institute of Technology. Louie served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot from 1943 to 1946. In 1944, he married June Ankrom at St. Augustine, Fla., and again at Las Vegas, Nev., (just to be sure it was legal). They lived at Bakersfield, Calif., for 33 years where they raised their children. After his stint in the Navy, Louie went to work at Capitol Heating and Air, he also worked at Foster Heating and Air and he retired at the age of 55 from Supreme Air Conditioning. During his retirement, Louie and June traveled the Northwest, settling down in Richland. They found, loved and bought their home immediately. Louie enjoyed working in his shop, doing woodwork, keeping the machines going and puttering in his orchard. In the later years he became an avid reader. Survivors include his wife, June; his daughter, Sandra Storme Kramer of Florida; sons, Mark Basman of...

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Revell, Kathleen D. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Halfway, Oregon Kathleen D. Revell, 62, of Halfway, died March 28, 2003, at Baker City of kidney failure after a severe illness and a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Her funeral was Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Halfway. Interment was at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Kathleen was born on March 13, 1941, at Redding, Calif., the daughter of John and Catherine Revell. She grew up at Shafter, Calif. She was a 1959 graduate of Garces Memorial High School at Bakersfield, Calif., and married William Mosier that same year. They later divorced. Kathleen loved living at Halfway. She loved the mountains, the trees and the changing seasons. She loved to watch the antics of her horses, her dogs and all the wildlife that visited her place throughout the year. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Myers of Salt Lake City; granddaughter, Desiree Gilmore of Salt Lake City; grandsons, Garrett Gilmore of Istanbul, Turkey, and Christopher Robin Mosier of Boise; twin great-grandsons, Skyler and Callen Martinez, of Salt Lake City; sisters, Mary Margaret Goodwin of Centreville, Md., and Maureen Brown of Middletown, Calif.; brothers, Dr. Timothy Revell of Amarillo, Texas, and Dennis Revell of Sacramento, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving companion for the last five years, Al Iverson of Halfway. Her son, Robert...

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