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Location: Buffalo County NE

Biographical Sketch of Joseph H. Tague

It is with unfeigned pleasure that we are privileged to recount somewhat of the career of the estimable gentleman and patriotic citizen who is mentioned above, since he is a man of good standing, a well-to-do agriculturist and stockman of Malheur county, and has the honorable distinction of being one of the brave men, who hazarded life and limb for the safety of our beloved union and the promotion of good government. He was born in Ripley county, Indiana, on July 13, 1841, being the son of Lemuel and Ann (Buchanan) Tague, the mother being a second cousin of James Buchanan, the President of the United States. Our subject remained at the home place until the cruel war of the Rebellion broke out and then he promptly enlisted in the Sixth Indiana Infantry, Company H. This was in the summer of 1861, and he was among the very first of the three years’ volunteers. He served under Rosecrans and then under Thomas. He took part in the battle of Lookout Mountain, also that at Green river and in many skirmishes, doing the part of the true and valiant soldier. He received a wound from a bayonet, in his eye that cost him its sight. He served three years, and one year and three months of this time was on a gunboat. He was honorably discharged and is now commander...

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Biography of Edwin H. Lupton

Edwin H. Lupton. Ever since its arrival in America, some 250 years ago, the Lupton family has been identified with the opening up of new sections of this country. The earliest American progenitor was a pioneer of New England; later members were early settlers of Ohio, Michigan and Iowa, and the present representative of the family, Edwin H. Lupton, has been one of the foremost factors in encouraging settlement and development in certain parts of Kansas, particularly in Sheridan County, where he has large interests. In addition to being an extensive property owner, Mr. Lupton is president of the Bank Savings Life Insurance Company of Topeka, Kansas, is one of the leading real estate dealers of Hoxie and has been the medium through which some large transactions have been consummated. Edwin H. Lupton was born in Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1858, and came to Kansas in 1886 from Nebraska, where he had located in 1880. He is a son of William C. Lupton, a native of Ohio, and a grandson of Gideon Lupton, who was born in Virginia. The family is of Quaker descent, and its members have always conformed to the beliefs of that creed. Gideon Lupton was one of the very early settlers of Ohio, and subsequently became a pioneer of Michigan, where he spent the last years of his life in agricultural pursuits and died. His...

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Conrad, Edna L. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Edna Conrad Services Held Edna L. Conrad of Enterprise who had been in ill health for several years, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 1975, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel. Wayne Pickens, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated, and Wanda Sorweide was organist. Catherine DeBole sang: “In the Garden” and “Beautiful Garden of Prayer.” Casket bearers were: Emerson Reece, Jerry Simpson, Ron Wheeler, Don Kooch, Kenneth Kooch and Wayne Cook; and vault interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. Mrs. Conrad was born April 25, 1900 in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of Charlie and Sarah Holmes. On Sept. 4, 1937 she was married at Pasco, Wash., to Vernie (Bus) Conrad, and the couple had lived in Wallowa County since then. Survivors include her husband, Vernie (Bus) of the Enterprise home; one son, Deane E. Morris of Athena; two sisters, Mrs. Clive (Martha) Wilson of Walla Walla and Mrs. Frank (Mary) Love of San Bernardino, Cal.; one brother, Everett Holmes of La Grande; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Bill Morris, preceded her in death. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday September 18,...

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Biography of Morillo Abial Spalding

Morillo Abial Spalding. In Morillo Abial Spalding the thriving community of Dearing, Montgomery County, has a citizen who has contributed to its upbuilding a conservative and reliable general mercantile business, who formerly, for eight years, carried on the drug business, and whose long experience in a commercial way has been a decided factor in helping his city to better things. Mr. Spalding was born at Morrisville, Vermont, February 13, 1856, a son of A. W. and Mary (Tenney) Spalding, a grandson of Warren Spalding, a Vermont farmer who spent his life there, and a member of a family, which originating in England, was established in the Green Mountain State in Colonial times. A. W. Spalding was born in Vermont in 1836, and was there educated and reared. He grew up as a farmer and that vocation he adopted upon reaching manhood, subsequently continuing as a tiller of the soil throughout his life. In later years he moved to New Hampshire, and in that state his death occurred in 1896. He was a republican in his political views, a man who took a great interest in the welfare of his community, and one who had the respect and esteem of his associates. He was a faithful member of the Universalist Church. Mr. Spalding married Miss Mary Tenney, born in 1836, in Vermont, who died at Morrisville, that state, in 1896....

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Conrad, Edna L. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Edna Conrad Services Held Edna L. Conrad of Enterprise who had been in ill health for several years, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 1975, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel. Wayne Pickens, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated, and Wanda Sorweide was organist. Catherine DeBole sang: “In the Garden” and “Beautiful Garden of Prayer.” Casket bearers were: Emerson Reece, Jerry Simpson, Ron Wheeler, Don Kooch, Kenneth Kooch and Wayne Cook; and vault interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. Mrs. Conrad was born April 25, 1900 in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of Charlie and Sarah Holmes. On Sept. 4, 1937 she was married at Pasco, Wash., to Vernie (Bus) Conrad, and the couple had lived in Wallowa County since then. Survivors include her husband, Vernie (Bus) of the Enterprise home; one son, Deane E. Morris of Athena; two sisters, Mrs. Clive (Martha) Wilson of Walla Walla and Mrs. Frank (Mary) Love of San Bernardino, Cal.; one brother, Everett Holmes of La Grande; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Bill Morris, preceded her in death. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, September 18,...

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Biography of William Lenox McWilliams

Many interests claim the time and attention of William Lenox McWilliams, a foremost citizen of Miami, who is president of the First National Bank, being also extensively interested in stock raising and mining, and he is likewise one of the leaders of the republican party in Oklahoma. He was born upon a farm near La Belle, Missouri, April 29, 1865, his parents being George Washington and Lucy M. (Clapp) McWilliams, and is a representative of an old American family, his ancestors having been passengers on the Mayflower. The father fought in the Civil war and gave up his life for his country. He was a native of Hardin county, Kentucky, while the mother was born in Lewis county, Missouri. William L. McWilliams, the only son in the family, spent his boyhood upon the home farm and attended the common schools near La Belle, while later he entered Western Academy, through which he worked his way. For a year he taught school at Ravenna, Nebraska, after which he was employed by an implement house there, and then became a student at the Louisville (Ky.) Medical College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1891. For three months he followed his profession at Melrose, Kansas, and in June, 1891, he located at Miami, becoming the pioneer physician here. He secured from the Miami Townsite Company the first deed ever...

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Light, Anna L. Mrs. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon In Elgin, Oregon, Wednesday, December 21st, 1904, Anna L., beloved wife of John J. Light, aged 33 years. Mrs. Light passed away at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, her death occurring at the family apartments in Hotel Elgin, and resulting from tuberculosis of the lungs, from which disease she had suffered severely and patiently. It was the hope that the climatic conditions here would tend to restore her health that led Mr. and Mrs. Light to establish their home in Elgin in September 1903. Since that time they had formed many warm friendships among the citizens of this city and the world of Mrs. Light’s death was a stroke of sorrow to every heart. Many willing hands were ready to assist at the time when words could not comfort nor lighten the load of the bereaved husband’s grief, and by the time of the departure of Wednesday’s train everything was in readiness for the removal of the body to the old home in Shelton, Nebraska, and many friends were at the station to part with Mr. Light and little Bonnie at the beginning of their sorrowful journey. As their friendship and society was enjoyed, so will be treasured the memory thereof, and the touching incident that removed a noble woman from the walk of life will always be regarded as one of the saddest events of...

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Godbey, Bert – Obituary

Funeral services for Bert (Bertie) Godbey, 95, longtime Ellensburg resident, who died Friday [December 27, 1968] at Bernath Nursing Home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evenson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Maurice Swisher will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Born April 13, 1893 in Kearney, Neb., Godbey was a veteran of army service in World War I. He came to Ellensburg from Nebraska in 1932 an was married to Bertha Looney Aug. 22, 1936 in Yakima. Godbey followed the cement finisher’s trade. Surviving are his wife, Bertha at the family home, 504 S. Pearl; a brother, Steve Godbey, Brewster; and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Lyons and Mrs. Bessie Seward, Riverside, California. Contributed by Shelly...

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