Location: Billings Montana

Biography of C. B. Reinheardt

C. B. Reinheardt, one of the representative agriculturists of Nowata County, who is farming four hundred acres of valuable land, one and one half miles east of Coodys Bluff, was born at Coodys Bluff on the 18th of January, 1893, a son of C. H. and Kennie (Couch) Reinheardt. His father is numbered among the pioneer citizens of this community and was for some time engaged in the oil producing business in Nowata county, achieving gratifying success. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now His fine farm here is now being operated by his brother, W. A. Reinheardt, it being located some four miles south of Coodys Bluff, while he is living at Magdalena, New Mexico. He has acquired a large strip of land there, thirty-two by sixteen miles, and he raises cattle on a large scale. He likewise owns seven water rights on this land. Mr. Reinheardt has always been a great lover of the outdoors and he is particularly fond of shooting, fishing, etc. There...

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Neeley, Francis M. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Frances M. Neeley, 83, of La Grande died Aug. 23 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 9 this morning at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. A graveside service will begin at noon Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Neeley was born June 11, 1923, to Frank Kovenz and Anna Schmidt in Billings, Mont. She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from Commerce High School in 1941. She lived in northeast Portland until April 2002 when she moved to La Grande to be near her daughter. She was a secretary for Bonneville Power Administration. She has survived by her son Mark Neeley of Salem and John Kovenz; daughters Besty Neeley of La Grande and Anna Buckmeyer of Portland; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Neeley. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 26, 2006, Published: August 28,...

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Miller, Louise L. – Obituary

Miller, Louise L. Union County, Oregon Obituary La Grande. Oregon Louise L. Miller, 91, of La Grande, died May 2 at her home. At her request, no services will be held. Loveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Louise was born March 1, 1917, to Hans Albert Larsen and Anna Marie Hansen Larsen in Dwight, Ill. Raised in Montana, she graduated from Harlowton High School and Eastern Montana Normal School in Billings, Mont. She attended the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. During her long career in education she taught for more than six years in Montana, mainly in one-room country schools. She taught for two years in a one-room rural school in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California, where in addition to the usual three “R”s a fourth “R” was included once a week – rifle shooting. After moving to Northern California she taught for nearly a year in Pepperwood, and finally for 32 years in Rio Dell. Before her retirement in Rio Dell, she taught several successive generations of the families from the area and was proud of the accomplishments of her former students. Louise married Harold Magee in 1938, and they lived in Seeley Lake, Ashland and Red Lodge, Mont., where Harold was a road maintenance man for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads on...

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Paul, Patye Jo Collins Hillmon Mrs. – Obituary

Patye Jo Hillmon Paul, 77, a former Richland resident, died Aug. 23, 2005, at the Kirkland Hospice Center in Kirkland, Wash. For nearly four years Patye had been fighting courageously and was very much determined to beat her advanced inflammatory breast cancer. She was very alert and involved with her caregivers and family to her death. She always held out hope from the day she was diagnosed, and continued to enjoy each day as much as possible. Visitations will be Friday from noon to 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the chapel. Father Julian Cassar will be the celebrant. Her funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co., with Jack Pittman of Baker City Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Patye Jo was born March 13, 1928, in Helena, Mont., to Susie and John Collins. Patye lived in Billings, Mont., with her mother until they moved to Baker City when Patye was six. She graduated from Baker High School with the class of 1946. She remained close with many of her classmates, enjoying each and every reunion that was held. She attended Oregon State University for two years and was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She spoke of the Oregon State years...

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Dougherty, Elmer P. – Obituary

Elmer P. Dougherty, 89, of Billings, Mont., died June 14, 2005, at Eagle Manor in Billings. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 20 at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Elmer was born on Nov. 16, 1916, on a farm at Sutton Creek. After graduating from Baker Business College in 1937, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office in Baker City. He retired from the Postal Service after 35 years. He married Ethel Ebell of Baker City on Nov. 24, 1938. They had two daughters, LeAnn Guess, who lives at San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Bill, and Judith Rae Hammersmark, who live at Ballantine, Mont., with her husband, Marvin. After retiring from the post office, he drove school bus for five years. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a longtime member of the Baker Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; his parents; and his sister, Veta Hovde. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Berlena and Bob Broch of Seattle, Wash.; his daughters and their husbands; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 27, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Hurd, Maurice Charles – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Maurice Charles Hurd, 86, of Lindsay, Texas, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Oct. 3, 2004, at his home. His graveside funeral with honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Pastor Billy Ledbetter of the First Baptist Church of Muenster, Texas, will officiate. Maurice was born on March 1, 1918, at Ekalaka, Mont., to Wallace and Hazel Kinsey Hurd. He married Marcella Mae Dotson on March 26, 1950, at Sidney, Mont. The couple had three daughters: Susan, Maureen and Laurie. In his youth, Maurice worked on his father’s ranch herding sheep and cattle, haying and performing other ranching duties. He would often be hired out to work on other ranches, performing similar tasks. Once in 1936, he was hired to put up Russian thistle for hay in North Dakota. It was also in 1936 that Maurice joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Through the CCC he worked on road construction through Roosevelt State Park in North Dakota, and served as a hospital orderly and a radio operator. The last job carried over into his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in December 1939 and served as radioman 3rd Class. He served aboard the USS Houston, which sank after being torpedoed in the Battle of the Java Sea on Feb. 28, 1942. Maurice...

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Woods, G. Elaine Joslin Mrs. – Obituary

G. Elaine Woods, 80, of Baker City, a former longtime Richland resident, died Nov. 16, 2000, at Settler’s Park. Her memorial service was last Friday at the Richland Christian Church. Pastor Gordon Bond officiated. Interment of the ashes was later at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Mrs. Woods was born on Jan. 3, 1920, at Boise to John William and Maude Ellenor Boice Joslin. She was raised and educated at Billings, Mont. She met her future husband at a dance in Halfway. She married Orville C. Woods at Walla Walla, Wash., in 1938. The couple had a ranch at Richland for many years where she was a homemaker. After they sold the ranch, they lived on his father’s ranch. Mrs. Woods lived at Richland until moving to Baker City several years ago. Mrs. Woods enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, all types of pictures of owls and ceramic owls. She also enjoyed camping, picking huckleberries and mushrooms and visiting friends in Richland. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Ann Woods and Dean and Julia Woods and daughter-in-law, Cathy Woods, all of Baker City; grandchildren, Lori and Jim Meeks of Culver, Darin and Stephanie Woods of Boise, Doyle Woods, Heather and Herschel Gould of Pendleton, Alice Elaine and Scott Bunch, Tim Peterson of Portland, and Robert and Brenda Hall of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a special friend, Terri Sargent of Globe,...

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Smith, John D. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon John D. Smith, 96, of Baker City died Nov. 21, 2000, at his home at Baker City. A family memorial service will be scheduled later. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. Mr. Smith was born on May 2, 1904, at Elkhart, Ind., to Joseph and Florance Denny Smith. His family homesteaded at Molt, Mt., in 1908. He made Billings, Mt., his home in his youth. He played basketball for his high school team there. He enjoyed many firsts in the early part of the century, from automobiles to airplanes, golf and tennis. He loved to travel and was one of the first to use the Columbia River Gorge Highway in Oregon. He was a banker for the Security Trust and Savings Bank at Billings before going to work for International Harvester in credit collections. He was a salesman for the company in his later life and enjoyed it very much. Places he called his home included Park City and Billings, Mt., and Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Boise and Caldwell, Idaho. He lived at Caldwell for 14 years. He also had lived at Vancouver and Battleground, Wash., Salt Lake City and at Portland, Lincoln City and Baker City. His interests were in people of the simple life, travel in rural areas, gardening and seeing places of interest. He was particularly fond of Sumpter and...

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