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Biography of Alonzo Beal

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Few men have prospered in a greater degree than Alonzo Beal of Shawnee County. He came to Kansas when a boy, had a varied routine of experiences as a farm laborer, renter, western cowboy, and finally settled down to a carser which had brought him to a place where he is one of the largest land owners and cattlemen operators in this section of Kansas. He was born near Newtown in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, November 20, 1862, one of ten children, seven of whom are still living. His parents were Harlan and Cynthia (Ashor) Beal. His father, who was a farmer, died in Ohio in 1867. The mother lived in Ohio until her death in 1895. Five years of age when his father died, Alonzo grew up on the home farm with his mother, and at an early age had to assume more than ordinary responsibilities. In fact he contributed his labors to the support of the household. He had only a district school education. While living in Ohio he learned that better wages were paid farm hands in the State of Iowa and at the age of seventeen he set his steps in that direction. For about a year he remained in Lucas and Chariton counties of Iowa. His sister, Mrs. Edward Mitchell, was at...

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Biography of T. W. McCarthy

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now T. W. McCarthy is master mechanic of the Rock Island lince in the Kansas Division, and is a veteran in this branch of railroad service. He began his career many years ago as an apprentice back in New York, and had risen stsadily in the grade of responsibilities until he is now at the head of the large shops of the Rock Island Road at Horton, which is division headquarters. He is master mechanic in the shops situated just west of the city limits, and had the general oversight and supervision of 700 employes. At one time or other every freight and passenger car and locomotive on the Kansas Division of the Rock Island lines comes to these shops for overhauling and repairing. The Rock Island shops are the central and chief industry and prosparity asset of the City of Horton. Mr. McCarthy is of Irish ancestry, though his people have been in America for several generations. Many of the McCarthys have followed railroading or active business careers. T. W. McCarthy was born at Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York, and is a son of the late John McCarthy, who was born in New York City in 1834. John McCarthy when a young man moved out to Dunkirk in Western New York, and for a number...

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Biography of Charles R. Kelsey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Among the more recent accessions to the town of Mountain Home is Charles R. Kelsey, a gentleman of large business experience, who, as a wholesale dealer in groceries and hardware and general merchandise, has already proved himself a potent factor in the business circles of his adopted county. Mr. Kelsey is a native of New York State, born in Delaware County, at Cannonsville. November 2, 1837, and in his veins flows the blood of French and German ancestors, who were among the early settlers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Michael B. Kelsey, was born in that city and counted among his relatives the distinguished family of Buchanans which furnished to the nation one of its presidents. Michael B. Kelsey was a prominent and successful farmer and stock dealer. He married Miss Phebe Galusha, who was also a representative of a distinguished eastern family. Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist church, and in county affairs he was active and influential, holding a number of official positions, including those of county commissioner and county sheriff. His wife died at the age of forty-five years and his death occurred when he had reached the advanced age of seventy-four. Their three children are all living at this writing. Charles R. Kelsey acquired his education in Poughkeepsie,...

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Biography of Frederick Crete, Sr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now One of the most successful pioneer citizens of Silver City is Frederick Crete, who is a native of Hanover, Germany, where he was born in August 1833. He is a brother of John Crete, Sr., whose sketch will be found elsewhere in this volume. While still a young man Mr. Crete decided to try his fortunes in the New World, of which he had heard so much, and bidding adieu to the Fatherland and all its happy associations, he embarked on a vessel which landed him in New York city in 1852. From there he found his way to Attleboro, Massachusetts, where for some time he worked at the jewelry business. In 1858 Mr. Crete became a victim of the California fever and took a trip to the land of gold by way of the Isthmus of Panama, sailing on the steamer John L. Stephens. He remained in California until 1865, during that time studying and practicing dentistry, and then removed to Silver City, where he carried on his profession for some years. He also had a store at a place called Fairview, on Eagle Mountain. This town was burned out in 1875 and Mr. Crete lost all his property. Soon after this the great excitement caused by the discovery of gold in the Black Hills...

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Binyon, Malcolm “Mick” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Prairie City, Oregon Malcolm “Mick” Binyon, 61, of Prairie City, died Sept. 23, 2004, at his home. A private family service will be scheduled later. Malcolm was born on Jan. 8, 1943, at Cheyenne, Wyo. His parents were John and Cora Malcolm Binyon. He graduated from Smith Valley High School. He married Patricia Church on Feb. 19, 1977, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Malcolm was a member of the National Guard, and worked as a lineman for the power company in several locations over the years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Binyon of Prairie City; his mother, Cora Binyon of Sparks, Nev.; daughters, Deborah Kutnyak of Portland, Dianna Parry of Boring and Doreen Doty of Portland; sons, Duke Dexter of Portland and Aaron Leary of Sparks, Nev.; sisters, Johnna Frazzi and Barbara Wilson, both of Sparks, Nev.; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Grant County through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR, 97845. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 5, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Anderson, Wilhelm James “Bill” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Wilhelm James “Bill” Anderson, 75, of Halfway died April 18, 2006, in Baker City. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Interment will be at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. Bill was born on Jan. 10, 1931, at Valentine, Neb., to Arthur O. and Anna M. Galloway Anderson. At a young age, he moved with his parents to Whitney, Neb. He attended grade school and Chadron Prep in Chadron, Neb. It was in high school that he met Carma Hawk. Bill graduated from high school in 1949. On June 1, 1952, Bill and Carma were married at Chadron, Neb. They had three children: Dixie, Casey and Peggy. Bill worked as a heavy equipment operator, building roads and dams from the time he was 18 until he retired in 1993. Bill and Carma’s first home was at Cheyenne, Wyo., where he worked for Morrison Knudson. They lived at several places in Wyoming and Idaho. In 1955, the family moved to Brownlee where he worked on all three dams in the Hells Canyon area on the Snake River. The job he enjoyed best was...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank A. Gates

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frank A. Gates general farmer and fruit-raiser near Anaheim, was born in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1836, a son of Loring Gates, a well-known merchant in Groton, Massachusetts, and Boston. Mr. Gates attended the University at Hartford, Pennsylvania, and at the age of eighteen years he went to Chicago, where he was engaged in the wholesale clothing business with his brother, James L. Gates, until 1859. He then went to Lawrence, Kansas, but, finding all vegetation dried up and the prospects of business consequently poor, he returned to Chicago and engaged with his cousin, Charles A. Eaton, in trade in guns and sporting goods. Next he conducted a hotel on the Union Pacific railroad. He took a house on the train up the North Platte to Julesburg station in Nebraska; in the fall he moved it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and there ran a hotel until February, 1870, with good success. His next move was to San Diego, California, where he bought a team and drove to Anaheim, in May, 1870. Purchasing land a mile and a half south of Anaheim, he planted it in vines and all other kinds of standard fruits. In 1877 he sold that place and bought where he has since lived, three miles southwest of Anaheim, and there he has been a successful...

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Kimberling, Mabel P. Nelson Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mabel P. Kimberling, 98, a former Baker City resident, died May 1, 2001, at Cheyenne, Wyo. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Interment will be in the Unity Cemetery. Mrs. Kimberling was born on July 14, 1902, at Unity to George G. and Emma May Elms Nelson. She grew up in Unity. She attended grade school in Unity and high school at Baker City. She also attended Baker Business School. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include six grandchildren, Robert Gould Jr. and Joseph Gould, both of Wyoming, William Gould, Jeanna Marie Brink and Harold Gould of Colorado and Matthew Gould of Idaho; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Kimberling; her second husband, Arthur Kimberling; two brothers, Fred Nelson and Ray Nelson; and a daughter, Carol Jean Gould. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Trail Regional Museum through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 11, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Slack, Lyle B. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lyle B. Slack, 1915 Davis St., died at his home Wednesday. He was 64. He was born Oct. 14, 1914, at Summerville, Ore. He attended elementary schools at Summerville and Imbler, and graduated from La Grande High School. Later, he lived in Wallowa County for five years. He was in the Army during World War II. Mr. Slack married Ruth Hopkins at Cheyenne, Wyo., June 4, 1943. They farmed in the Summerville area several years before moving to Milton-Freewater in 1962, where he owned and operated Slack Upholstery Shop. Survivors are his wife; son, Donald, Hermiston; daughter, Mrs. Don (Kathy) Bishop, Milton-Freewater; sister Bernice Billerbeck, Yuma, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. East Oregonian Pendleton, Oregon Thursday, February 8, 1979 Page...

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