Location: Boulder County CO

Kit Carson, His Life and Adventures – Indian Wars

The subject of this sketch, Christopher “Kit” Carson, was born on the 24th of December, 1809, in Madison County, Kentucky. The following year his parents removed to Howard County, Missouri, then a vast prairie tract and still further away from the old settlements. The new home was in the midst of a region filled with game, and inhabited by several predatory and hostile tribes of Indians, who regarded the whites as only to be respected for the value of their scalps. The elder Carson at once endeavored to provide for the safety of his family, as far as possible,...

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Biography of Joseph M. Shelton

JOSEPH M. SHELTON. – “Present misfortune is our future weal,” wrote the old homilist; and in human experience it has been well enough proved that in adversity is the power of a man’s character developed. Joseph M. Shelton, the subject of this sketch, had lived in comfort and prosperity on the family plantation in Caswell County, in North Carolina; but, in common with so many of the foremost Southern families, the Sheltons sustained heavy losses in the war, and by the liberation of the slaves of which Joseph’s father was a large owner. It was then that Joseph showed the force of character and sturdy determination which, in later years, have made him one of the leading men of the Northwest. He determined to be no longer dependent on his father, and, leaving the old plantation, crossed the plains with an ox-team, arriving in Denver, Colorado, in 1865. The Godfrey train, with which he traveled, was several times attacked by hostile Indians; and Mr. Shelton distinguished himself during these skirmishes by his bravery and ability as a leader of men. In Colorado he engaged in stock-raising in Boulder county, where he remained for seventeen years. it was during his residence there that he found his lifelong companion. In March, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Missouri C. Jones. Mrs. Shelton is one of those women who in...

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Biography of Hon. De Forest H. Andrews

It is the enterprise and character of the citizens that enrich and ennoble the commonwealth. From individual enterprise have sprung all the splendor and importance of this great west. The greatest businessmen have developed from the humblest origins, and from clerkships have emerged men who have built up great business enterprises. Among those who have achieved prominence as men of marked ability and substantial worth in Boise is the subject of this sketch. De Forest H. Andrews, one of the most successful real-estate dealers of Idaho. A native of Auburn, New York, he was born on the 23d of May, 1841, and is a representative of one of the old families of that state. His grandfather, Salmon Andrews, was a resident of Syracuse, New York. His father, Salmon S. Andrews, was born in the Empire state, and there married Miss Sarah Stolp, a lady of German descent. In 1843 they removed to Aurora, Illinois, where for a time Mr. Andrews was engaged in farming. Later he removed to Valparaiso, Indiana, where he died at the age of seventy years. Mrs. Andrews then made her home with her son in Leadville, Colorado, where she died in the sixty-eighth year of her age. This worthy couple were the parents of eleven children, but only three are now living. De Forest H. Andrews acquired his education in the public schools of Indiana...

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Biographical Sketch of M. Lyman Lawrence

Lawrence, M. Lyman; vice pres. Ohio Farm Development Co.; born, Cleveland, Dec. 23, 1868; public and high school education; married, Aug. 3, 1891, Olive M. Harp, of Denver, Col.; at the age of 16, went to Colorado; cowboy on the western plains until health was restored; 1889, entered the Peoples National Bank, Denver, and worked up from messenger to cashier; in 1893, returned to Cleveland and connected himself with the Ohio Farmer, owned by his father; had active part in its management; became vice pres. Lawrence Publishing Co.; vice pres. Lawrence-Williams Co.; Mason, since 1892; charter member of Brenton N. Babcock Lodge; member Cleveland Lodge of Elks; member Auto, Cleveland Yacht and Athletic Clubs, and Chamber of...

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Stanley, Mary E. – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Born in Newton Falls, OH, April 20, 1841 five years before the beginning of the Mexican war, she still retained faint recollections of those long ago times. Her girlhood was spent in front of the fire place, before the stove, the lamp or sewing machine were heard of. In the year 1868 at the age of 27 years, Mary E. Strock was united in marriage to James J. Stanley, a veteran of the Civil war. A year later they became residents of Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado. Here her two children were born. In 1883 the family came to Oregon making the trip from Colorado by team and wagon. They live a short time on Prairie Creek, moving into the village of Joseph in 1884. Here Mrs. Stanley has since resided having been a continuous resident of Joseph nearly 43 years. Her daughter, now Mrs. G.M. Cannon and son Charles N. Stanley, set type on the first issues of the Chieftain at that time published in Joseph. Mrs. Stanley was laid away in her wedding dress fashioned and made by her mother nearly 60-years ago. For years she had lived her quiet kindly life, pursuing her way untouched by the passing world. In death she was clothed in the quaint loveliness in which she had lived. Ripe in age, wisdom and character, her passing is mourned by...

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Homan, Steven Warren – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Steven Warren Homan, 52, of Echo and formerly of Elgin, Enterprise and La Grande, died April 13 at his home in Echo. Services will begin at 2 p.m. April 26 at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Island City. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Steven was born June 26, 1955, to Arthur Warren and Janet (Moys) Homan in Enterprise. He was raised and educated in Enterprise. After high school, he was a police officer in Enterprise, Elgin, La Grande, Hillsboro and Boulder, Colo., county sheriff’s departments. He moved from La Grande to Blackfoot, Idaho, and then to Echo. He greatly enjoyed dispatching for a trucking company and loved football, rodeo, fishing and mushrooming. He dearly loved the Denver Broncos. Steven is survived by his companion of over 10 years, Peggy Ervin; mother, Janet Homan of La Grande; children, Anthony “Tony” Homan of Walla Walla, Wash., and Arthur “AJ” Nittman of Longmont, Colo.; brother, Douglas “Doug” Homan of La Grande; sister, Cindy Homan of Joseph; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 1508 Fourth Street, La Grande 97850. La Grande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 19,...

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Easley, Carlos Eugene – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Carlos Eugene Easley, 91, of La Grande, died May 10 at his home. A funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Carlos was born April 7, 1917, the sixth of eight children, to George Woodson and Della Jeanette (Whitton) Easley in Chillicothe, Texas. He spent his early years in Texas, and then the family moved to Southern California where he attended schools in Baldwin Park and West Covina. One of his earliest memories is of a house fire that burned the family home. Everything was lost. He attended college at Fort Lewis, Colo., and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. On July 6, 1940, he married Wilma C. Thomas. He taught physics at Boulder High School for a year before coming to Oregon in 1943 with his wife and newborn daughter, Elizabeth. He was hired to teach pre-flight training classes as part of the war training program to Naval and Army cadets, intending to stay a year. The following year he taught in Pendleton where his second daughter, Carol, was born. In 1945 he was offered a position at Eastern Oregon College teaching radio-electronics in La Grande, where son, Tom, was born. Carlos received his master’s degree in 1948 from the University of Colorado in Boulder...

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Boulder County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado, 1870 to the Present, Index of Burials This index is an alphabetical list of the burials in Columbia Cemetery along with the birth date (or age) and the death date (month-day-year) and the Section and Lot in which that person is buried. Green Mountain Cemetery Burial Index This book is an index to the interment books of Green Mountain Cemetery that are located in the cemetery office. Hygiene Cemetery The following index is an alphabetical list, by surname, of known burials in the Hygiene Cemetery, Hygiene, Boulder, Colorado including, date of birth, date of death, and location (Row and Lot) in which that person is buried, including digital photographs of individual tombstones. Lyons Cemetery The following index is an alphabetical list of known burials in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Boulder, Colorado, including, date of birth, date of death, and location (Block and Lot) in which that person is buried. Roadside Cemetery Rowley Cemetery Weisner Cemetery The following information was taken from onsite visits by Harold Marion Dunning in 1946, again in 1965, and Diane Goode Benedict in 2000, at which time the stones were badly fragmented and most unreadable. The following cemeteries...

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Clarke, F. B. – Obituary

F.B. Clarke, 88, of Baker City, died Feb. 26, 2006, at his home. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Father Julian Cassar will officiate. There will be a reception at the church after the service. Mr. Clarke was born on Jan. 2, 1918, at Boulder, Colo., to John L. and Ila Stauffer Clarke. He was raised at Benton, Ill. After graduating from high school, he worked in the New Orient Mine No. 2 at Benton until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1940. Capt. Clarke served in World War II as a combat liaison pilot in the Pacific: Saipan, Tinian, Leyte and Okinawa. He received many commendations and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained at Saipan. He then served as an adviser with the XXIV Air Corps at Seoul, Korea, where he met 1st Lt. Zona M. Parker of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. They were married on Aug. 17, 1947. After returning to the states, F.B. and Zona lived on the ranch at Wingville where they raised a family of six children and farmed acres of wheat. During the winter months, F.B. worked at Levinger Rexall Drugs. In 1970, he purchased an insurance agency, which is now Clarke and Clarke Insurance. After his retirement, he and Zona joined the Peace Corps and traveled to...

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Knudsen, Clarice B. Coffman Stiff Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Clarice B. Knudsen, 95, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 12, 2000, at Settler’s Park. At her request, there will be no funeral. A family celebration of her life is planned. Mrs. Knudsen was born Oct. 12, 1905, at Boulder, Colo., to Mitchell and Maude Coffman. She was raised and received her education in Scott City, Kan., and also attended business school at Boise. She married Robert Earl Stiff on June 14, 1925, in Boise, and they came to Baker City in 1944. They divorced in 1947. In May 1953 she married Leonard Knudsen in Baker City. They lived in John Day and Roseburg before returning to Baker City in September 1973. Mr. Knudsen passed away Sept. 12, 1994. Mrs. Knudsen worked as a desk clerk and banquet hostess at the Baker Hotel, as desk clerk at the Geiser Grand and Antlers hotels, and was the original owner and operator of the Inland Cafe. She was a longtime member of a Monday afternoon pinochle club, and was the last survivor of the original group. Mrs. Knudsen is survived by her daughters, LaVaughn Gould and her companion, Harold Harrop of Cave Junction, Drucilla Carpenter and her husband, Wayne, of Baker City, and JoAnne Hardy and her husband, George, of Unity; her sons, Duane Stiff and his wife, Carol, of San Clemente, Calif., and Carl Stiff and...

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Lyman, Dorothy Maud Widdowson Netteship Mrs. – Obituary

Dorothy Maud Widdowson Nettleship Lyman, 80, died July 9, 2008. Funeral services were held today at the Boulder, Colo., LDS Ward Chapel. Burial follows in the Boulder Cemetery. Dorothy was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Haines to Arthur Vincent and Gladys Amelia Widdowson Nettleship. She joined a sister, Naomi. She married her sweetheart and life-long companion, Ivan Lyman, on June 10, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple. Their lives were blessed with eight children: Gladys (Dell) LeFevre; Marilyn (Ned) Artz; Arthur (Julee) Lyman; Mark (Mary) Lyman; Jack (Amy) Lyman; Ronald Lyman; Alice (Dave) Shaw; and Buddie Lyman. They have 37 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Dorothy always said that she was rich and that her children and grandchildren were her gold coins. She was a rancher’s wife, and as such changed sprinklers, milked cows, branded calves, herded cows, grew gardens – both flower and vegetable – and bottled countless jars of fruits and vegetables. She liked sewing, reading, gardening, drama and made excellent homemade caramels and fudge. Dorothy was a very active member of the LDS Church where she served in all the auxiliaries, both in the ward and stake levels. She enjoyed going to the temple, visiting, teaching, and working with the youth and especially being part of the Road Shows. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; son, Buddie; and parents. An online guestbook is available...

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