Location: Bell County TX

Biography of Jacob H. Wolf

JACOB H. WOLF. There is not a more popular citizen and official in Baxter County, Arkansas, than Jacob H . Wolf, who has several times served in the capacity of sheriff of the county, and whose conduct of the affairs of that office has been such as to commend him to the good opinion of the general public, irrespective of party affiliation. He was born in what is now Baxter but was then Izard) County, Arkansas, March 31, 1845, a son of William M. and Phcebe E. (Kellow) Wolf, the former of whom was born in Kentucky, but was only a child when his father, Jacob Wolf, brought him to Arkansas. They located near the mouth of North Fork on White River, and there made their home for over fifty years, Jacob Wolf being a farmer, merchant, trader and blacksmith, in which duties he was assisted by his sons, and these energetic men did much to develop the resources of northern Arkansas and make the present advanced state of civilization possible. Jacob Wolf received the appointment of Indian agent from the United States Government, with the rank of major, and held this position many years. He also held other official positions of trust and honor. He was a Democrat, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and was a man well known and highly honored in his day. William...

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Biography of L. T. Cornett

L. T. CORNETT. The name of this gentleman is a familiar one through-out Taney County, Missouri, and is synonymous with the merchandising and farming interests of his section. Since 1876 he has resided in Taney County, and during that period has kept his escutcheon untarnished. Like other representative men of the county, he came originally from Searcy County, Arkansas, his birth occurring on the 27th of November, 1854, comes of good old Virginia stock. His parents, Henry and Malinda (Yowell) Cornett, were natives of Virginia and Tennessee, respectively, the former born in the year 1813. The father moved from his native State to Tennessee, and in 1849 settled in Searcy County, Arkansas, where he resided for a number of years. Thence he moved to Independence County, Arkansas, and cultivated the soil there with unusual success until his death in 1861. He was a prominent and useful citizen and a stanch Democrat in his political views. His brother John was a soldier in the War of 1812. The name Cornett is of English origin and the first members of this family to come to America settled in the grand old Mother of States, Virginia. The mother of our subject died in 1860. Eleven children were born to her union, six of whom lived to an adult age, and five are now living: Tennessee, deceased; James G. is a physician in...

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Biography of Walter E. Pierce

Walter E. Pierce, ex-mayor of Boise, is an energetic, enterprising young businessman who for the past nine years has been closely associated with the commercial, political and social activities of the city. He is a notable example of the self-made man who rising above the difficulties and drawbacks of early environment, makes a place for himself in the world and justly claims the respect and esteem of all. A native of Bell County, Texas, born January 9, 1860, Mr. Pierce is a descendant of an old and prominent Rhode Island family, many of whose representatives resided in Providence, where they were wealthy and influential. Lyman Pierce, an uncle of our subject, was a very active and popular Democrat, and, having been nominated on that ticket for the governorship of Rhode Island, made a very strong canvass, but was not elected. The parents of Walter E. were Charles and Elizabeth (Harding) Pierce, natives of Providence. In 1854 they removed to a sheep ranch in Texas, but in 1860 were obliged to leave that state on account of the Indians, who were very troublesome. The father did not long survive, his death taking place at Baxter Springs, Kansas, in the fall of 1860. He left a widow and six children, three of whom are deceased. The mother, now in her seventy-fourth year, is making her home with a son in Hanford,...

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Shoup, Lonny Paul – Obituary

Lonny Paul Shoup, 57, died April 13 at his home in La Grande, the result of myeloproliferative disorder, a malignant hematological disorder. A private burial will be in the Veterans Circle at Grandview Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be at his home in June. Mr. Shoup was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Belton, Texas, and was raised in Woodland, Calif. After graduation from high school, he served his country, doing two tours in Vietnam. From 1968 to 1974 he was a LRRP/Ranger, and was in Cambodia in forced recon. He received the following honors: Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Honor Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. After returning from military service, he patrolled the Yolo County Game Preserve as a deputy sheriff for a few years. Lonny married Sara Jane William-son March 14, 1998. He was an artist and a master model hobbyist, building trains, planes and tanks. An avid historian, he was a Civil War re-enactor. He belonged to the Washington Civil War Actors Association. Last year he participated in several Washington re-enactments. Although he was raised in the Baptist Church, he was proud of his Jewish heritage and was fluent in the Hebrew language. He loved spending time with family and friends in AA recovery and especially with his two granddaughters, Chelsea and Madi. Survivors include...

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Gregory, Harold Loyd – Obituary

Harold Loyd Gregory, 85, of Halfway, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Settler’s Park in Baker City. Loyd was born on Dec. 19, 1920 in Troy, Texas. He was the youngest — and last surviving — of the 10 children of Thomas and Minnie Gregory. He grew up in Temple, Texas, during the Great Depression and helped his family by working odd jobs, such as delivering telegrams and scraping the mortar off used bricks. His job as a soda jerk, where he could eat all the ice cream he wanted, is where he probably acquired his lifelong love for ice cream. At the age of 18 he volunteered for the Army and first served with the First Cavalry Division in El Paso, Texas, where he enjoyed horse soldier training. There at a USO dance he met Carlyne Gae Jeter. They were married on Nov. 1, 1941, just about a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, Loyd was a First Aid Medic in the Pacific Front, mostly in the Philippines. He had a great admiration for General MacArthur. He remained in the armed services for 20 years, working in hospital administration and as a drill sergeant. During this time, he and his wife and two sons lived in a variety of places, including Japan and France during the 1950s. While in France he joined the Masonic...

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Bell County, Texas Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemetery transcriptions can be found at Bell County, Texas GenWeb Archives. Allen Family Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Bartlett Cemetery Belle Plains Cemetery Bellwood Cemetery, Temple Bellwood Memorial Park Bigham Cemetery Smith-Bigham Cemetery Blackburn Cemetery Boone-Hamlin Cemetery Bottoms Cemetery Brown Cemetery, Okay community Buckhorn Cemetery Caddell Cemetery, Belton Cedar Creek Cemetery Cedar Knob Cemetery Cedar Valley Cemetery Center Lake Cemetery Cyclone Cemetery Czech National Cemetery Dallas Cemetery Donahoe Cemetery Dulaney Cemetery, Armstrong Dyess Cemetery Dyess Grove Cemetery East Belton Cemetery East Belton Negro Cemetery Eulogy Cemetery Evergreen or Temple League Cemetery Ferguson Cemetery Fort Griffin Cemetery Garden of Memories Cemetery German Methodist Church Cemetery Goode Cemetery Greathouse Cemetery Hambler-Aiken Cemetery, Salado Heidenheimer Negro Cemetery Henington Family Cemetery Hillcrest Cemetery Hodge Cemetery Holland Cemetery Holland Family Cemetery Hunt Family Cemetery Immanuel Lutheran Church Jackson Cemetery Joe Griffin Cemetery Keeney Family Cemetery, Temple Killeen Memorial Cemetery Lancaster Cemetery Lesikar Family Cemetery LewAllen Cemetery Little Flock Cemetery Little River-Wilson Valley Cemetery Live Oak Methodist Episopal Cemetery Live Oak Cemetery Turnbo Cemetery Maxdale Cemetery Mayberry Cemetery McBryde-Hoover Cemetery McCann Cemetery McDowell Cemetery McLean Cemetery Mesquite Cemetery Midway (Hill) Cemetery Mitchell Family Cemetery Moffatt Cemetery Moody-Leon Cemetery Mountain View Cemetery New Hope Cemetery North Belton Cemetery North Belton...

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Pearce, Charles R. – Obituary

Charles R. Pearce, 89, of Nampa, Idaho, died at his home with his family by his side on April 4, 2003. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the McEwen Bible Fellowship Hall at 15403 Sumpter Stage Highway near Sumpter. Pastor Bill Cox will perform the service at the Fellowship Hall. Charles and his wife Jeanette were members of this church when they lived in Sumpter. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. S. at Nampa. Charles was born to Clara and David Penn Pearce at Belton, Texas, on Sept. 5, 1913. He grew up in Texas. During his early adult life, he worked in construction in many parts of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. He met and married Lucille Broyles at Wichita Falls, Texas, and they had two children, Linda and Jim. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served as a chief petty officer in the Navy’s Construction Battalion during the World War II. After the war, he settled at Houston. Charles and his family moved to California in 1959 where he worked in the Southern California area until his retirement. His wife, Lucille, died in California. He married his wife, Jeanette, in 1985 and moved to John Day. He and Jeanette moved to Sumpter in 1987. They moved from Oregon to Idaho in 1991, living at...

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Proebstel, Sandra D. Eich Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Sandra D. Proebstel, 27, of La Grande, died Sept. 6, 2001, at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request there will be no services. Disposition was by cremation. Mrs. Proebstel was born May 26, 1974, at Joliet, Ill., to Kenneth and Joyce Kunz Eich. She received her education in Illinois and Florida. She enlisted in the U.S. Army and met her future husband, Joshua Proebstel, at Fort Hood, Texas, where they were both stationed. They were married April 6, 1997, at Killeen, Texas. After they were discharged from the Army, they moved to La Grande, where Mrs. Proebstel attended Eastern Oregon University. She also worked as a nurse’s aide. She enjoyed crafts. Mrs. Proebstel is survived by her husband, Joshua Proebstel of La Grande; a son, Luke Proebstel of La Grande; her father, Kenneth Eich of Largo, Fla.; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Eich of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Jackie Eich of Largo, Fla.; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carol and Steve Proebstel of Haines; and many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother and maternal grandparents. Contributions in Mrs. Proebstel’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore., 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 14, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Tyree Glenn Newbill

Father of the John Glenn Newbill, was born in Franklin county, Virginia, May 17th, 1882. He was married December 1st, 1846, to Nancy A. Johnson, only daughter of James M. and Elizabeth Johnson, and in the following year removed to Southwest Missouri, locating on the farm now owned by Dr. H. H. Lea, in the northeast corner of the territory now known as Webster county. Three years afterward he removed to Greene county, where he purchased the fine farm of Samuel McClelland, two and one-half miles west of Springfield. Here he engaged largely in agriculture and stock-raising, and was one of the foremost men in the county in the importation and breeding, of the different kinds of fine stock. In the spring of 1854 he took a drove of cattle and wagon train across the plains to the Golden State, returning home by way of Panama and New York in the following autumn. As will be seen elsewhere in this work, he was twice elected president of the Southwest District Agricultural and Mechanical Association for the two years prior to the war, at which time that association stood in the front ranks of similar institutions of the kind in the West. He was also prominently connected with the association as a member of the board of directors from its inception up to that time. In the political campaign of...

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