Location: Clear Creek County CO

Biographical Sketch of Isaac Givens

Isaac Givens is the son of Merritt Givens, one of the early settlers of Daviess County, born in 1817, and a resident of the county up to the time of his tragic death by accidental shooting, while attempting to arrest a prisoner, in 1862. Isaac Givens was born in Daviess County, Missouri, November 7, 1847, where he remained, working on a farm and attending school until he was eighteen years old. In 1862 he was enrolled in the home guards and while not in active service, was ready for duty during the war. In 1872 Mr. Givens purchased a farm in Sheridan township, where he is now living, giving his attention principally to agricultural pursuits. In 1876 he visited Georgetown, Colorado, and was engaged in mining during the year. He was married, February 2, 1865, to Miss Elizabeth J. Johnson, daughter of James and Sarah Carter Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Givens have had four children, only one of whom is living, Charles...

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Biography of Richard S. Rutherford

As a man among men, possessed of integrity, ability and perseverance; as a soldier, whose steady and constant service in the struggle for the punishment of treason and the wiping out of the insult to the stars and stripes was valiant and brave; as a business operator, whose wisdom and enterprise have been well manifested: the subject of this sketch stands, and it is fitting that a representation of him be granted space in this volume of Malheur’s history. Richard S. was born in Armagh county, near Bellfast, Ireland, on February 22, 1840, being the son of Thomas and Amelia (Parks) Rutherford, who emigrated to this country when this son was eighteen months old. They settled in Quebec, Canada, whence in 1848 they came to Niagara county, New York. In 1852 they removed to Tuscola county, Michigan, and few years later our subject started in life for himself, his first move was to Scott county, Missouri, where he lived until the breaking out of the Civil War. At that particular time he was in charge of a plantation. On the tenth day of August, 186l, he offered his services to fight the battles of the nation, enlisting in Company H, Eighth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, being in the Fifteenth Army Corps under General Logan and in Sherman’s Division. He went in as a private and helped with good will to...

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Biography of James B. Roberts, M. D.

James B. Roberts, M. D. A physician and surgeon of broad and successful experience, Dr. James B. Roberts had practiced for many years in Kansas, and had long been the leader in professional circles at Goff in Nemaha County. Doctor Roberts was born in Newton County, Indiana, February 18, 1857. His Roberts’ ancestors came originally from Wales and were pioneers in the State of Indiana. His father, Thomas Roberts, was born in that state in 1823 and became a pioneer in the northwestern part of the state in Newton County, where he followed farming until his death in 1858, when Doctor Roberts was only one year old. He was a democrat and a member of the Baptist Church. Thomas Roberts married Sarah A. Anderson, who was born in Ohio in 1829 and died at Des Moines, Iowa, in 1897. Doctor Roberts was the youngest of their four children. Amanda Ann, the oldest, died at Kansas City, Missouri, in 1909. She married Frank Smith, a brick mason and plasterer, who died in Omaha, Nebraska. William J., the second of the children, graduated from the Eclectic Medical University at Des Moines, Iowa, and was a succeasful physician and surgeon practicing at Springfield, Nebraska, until his death in 1897. Jennie is the wife of W. H. Jones, a real estate broker at Kansas City, Missouri. In 1863 Doctor Roberts’ mother removed to...

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Biography of Albert Wolters

Among the prominent residents of Hailey is Albert Wolters, who was born in Germany, May 19, 1841, his parents being Carl and Augusta (Petri) Wolters, who also were natives of the same country, where the father served as a mining official. Our subject acquired his education in Germany, and was graduated in the Mining Academy at Clausthal, in the class of 1862. He then studied chemistry at the University at Gottingen, and in 1866 came to the United States, landing in New York. He remained in the eastern metropolis only a short time, and then went to Colorado, and after building the first Gerstenhofer roasting furnace for James E. Lyon & Company established an assay office in Central City. He moved to Georgetown January 20, 1868, where, in partnership with L. Hupiden, he ran the first silver mill ever constructed at Georgetown, Colorado, and thus occupied his time until 1869, when he assumed charge of the Baker Silver Mining Company’s mill and mine until the works were destroyed by fire. He next received from President Grant the appointment of superintendent of the United States assay office in Boise, and he acceptably filled that position until July 1, 1883, when he came to Wood River and purchased an interest in the Star mine, which he operated from 1880 until 1884, within which time the mine produced one hundred and twenty...

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Biography of Ernest L. Ballard

The clerk of the district court and ex-ofificio auditor and recorder of Owyhee County, Idaho, residing in Silver City, is a native of the state of Virginia, his birth having occurred in Lynchburg on the 1st of February 1862. His ancestors, leaving their home in England, crossed the briny deep to the New World and became residents of Pennsylvania at the time William Penn founded the colony. They participated in the events which go to make up the early history of the Keystone state, and representatives of the name also fought for America in the war of 1812. Removing from Pennsylvania to Virginia, the family became identified with the interests of the south. Henry Clay Ballard, the father of our subject, was born, reared and educated in the Old Dominion and became a railroad contractor. He married Miss Sally Pollard, and during the civil war he served as a captain in General Munford’s cavalry in the Confederate army. He continued to reside in Virginia until 1880, when he removed to Colorado. He is now engaged in railroad contracting in British Columbia, and has reached the age of fifty-seven years. For many years he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity and in his life exemplifies the beneficent teachings of that order. His wife died in 1880, in her fortieth year, leaving the husband and two children to mourn...

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Davis, Jack Burton “Ripper” – Obituary

Jack Burton “Ripper” Davis, 54, of Hermiston, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 31, 2005, at his home. There will be a celebration of his life later. His wish was to be cremated and to have his cremains placed in Crater Lake. Jack was born on March 6, 1951, at Silsbee, Texas, to Virgil Victor and Ruth Magdalene Park Davis. He was raised at Honey Island, Texas. He loved hunting and fishing in the piney woods of east Texas and especially at the hunting club at Hardin County. His parents owned and operated barbecue restaurants, which Jack and his brother, Vic, and sister, Dee, worked at for many years until their parents divorced. Jack was an excellent barbecue cook and his food was enjoyed by all. Jack left home at the age of 18 and worked in many of the oil fields in Texas as a driller helper. He moved to Empire, Colo., and worked at the Henderson Molybdenum Mine above Empire where he met many of his lifelong friends and got the nickname Ripper. He moved many times between Colorado where his father lived and back to Texas where his mother lived. He drove truck for Denver Dry Goods and had many memorable stories about those deliveries. All who knew Jack loved his detailed storytelling about his life and thrill-seeking adventures. When Jack lived at Empire, he...

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Clear Creek 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. The following cemeteries have transcriptions collected by the Foothills Genealogical Society Georgetown Alverado Cemetery Empire Empire Cemetery Silver Plume Pine Slope Cemetery Silver Plume Cemetery The following cemeteries have transcriptions amd/or gravesite photographs hosted at the USGenWeb Archives Georgetown Alvarado-Georgetown Cemetery Photographs Empire Empire Cemetery Idaho Springs Idaho Springs Cemetery Photographs Silver Plume Pine Grove Cemetery Silver Plume Cemetery The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Ghostseekers Website Silver Plume Catholic Cemetery City Cemetery I. O. R. M. Cemetery Italian Cemetery Knights of Pythias Cemetery Oddfellows Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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