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Biography of George Monroe Carpenter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George Monroe Carpenter. In those activities which lead to success George M. Carpenter had pursued an undeviating career since early manhood. He is one of the leading bankers, capitalists and business men of Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma, and is the founder of the City of Elgin, Kansas, where he resided. He began life in comparatively humble circumstances. He knows what it is to be poor and work hard, and his sympathy had always gone out to the man who is struggling to get ahead. He was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, November 16, 1842. The public schools of his native county gave him his early education, he graduated from the Lawrenceville High School at the age of nineteen, and then spent three years in the Academy at Gonverneur, New York. Leaving school in 1864 be was for several years employed in a flour mill at Lawrenceville. Going west to Clinton County, Iowa, he worked as a farm laborer three years. Mr. Carpenter first came to what is now Elgin, Kansas, in 1872. He became identified with the cattle industry when practically all the southwestern country was a vast cattle range. After coming to Elgin he went back to Iowa, and soon began driving cattle back and forth over the trails from Texas to...

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Biography of A. F. Wohlenberg, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Wohlenberg, a practicing physician and surgeon of Kendrick, is a native of Lyons, Iowa, born April 27, 1862. As the name indicates, he is of German descent. His parents, Ludwig A. and Maria (Vollbehr) Wohlenberg, were both natives of the Fatherland and came to America during their childhood. After their marriage they located on the farm where Ludwig Wohlenberg is now living, retired from active business life, enjoying the handsome competence which came to him as the result of arduous toil in former years. He has held various township offices, discharging his duties in a most acceptable manner, and has been a lifelong member of the Lutheran church. The Doctor’s mother died in 1864 when he was but two years old, and the father afterward married again. By the first union there were two children and by the second four, and of the number four are yet living. Dr. Wohlenberg was educated in the public schools, and in his boyhood worked on a farm and clerked in a store, thus entering upon his business career. Determining to devote his attention to the medical profession, he began preparation for his chosen life work in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1894. He began practice in Seattle, Washington, and thence...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Grant

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Grant, Frank M.; electrical contractor; born, Clinton, Ia., Sept. 24, 1868; son of William B. and Sue M. Ball Grant; common country school and two years in High School, Frederickstown, O.; married, Frederickstown, O., July 6, 1892, Cora J. Young; two children, Raymund and Lucille; one of the drafters of the present City Electrical Code; came to Ohio when five years old; spent first twenty years on a farm; five years as teacher of common schools; one year as freight clerk in R. R. office at Columbus, O.; also traveling shoe salesman one year for Columbus shoe house; two years with Citizens Telephone Co., Columbus; then in the employ of Erner-Hopkins, electrical construction, Sept. 8, 1901, came to Cleveland and entered the employ of J. A. Erner, as wireman; formed partnership with W. C. Harrington, Jan. 2, 1907, under the firm name of Harrington & Grant; sec’y and treas. of the Company; charter member, ex-treas. and past grand Anchor Lodge, No. 908, I. 0. 0. F.; member Modern Woodmen; trustee Cleveland Chapter, Sons of Jove; Builders Exchange, sec’y Cleveland Branch, National Electrical Contractors Ass’n. Recreations: Attending Conventions and Short Hunting...

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Throe, Cala L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. H. P. Throe (Cala L. Fovargue) Joseph, Oregon Mrs. H.P. Throe, a pioneer of Union and Wallowa counties, died after an operation performed at the Enterprise Hospital. Cala L. Fovargue was born May 2nd, 1854, in Elkriver Township, Clinton County Iowa. She was married to Hans P. Throe January 14th 1872. In November of 1877 they moved to Abilene, Kansas. After residing there for three years they moved to Oregon, making the journey by wagon. Three months after starting, they reached the Grande Ronde valley. In 1887, they moved to Joseph where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Throe was the mother of thirteen children, eight of whom are living and who attended the funeral. They are: Daniel F. Throe, Mrs. S. Ryenearson, Mrs. E. Guyan, Clarence G. Throe, Leo I. Throe, Guy F. Throe, Raymond w. Throe and Mrs. W.W. graham. There are five grandchildren. Mrs. Throe died at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th, 1917, being 63 years, three months and fourteen days of age. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a good friend to all. Mrs. Throe was a charter member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, under whose auspice the funeral services were conducted. The funeral services were held at the I.O.O.F. hall, Sunday, August...

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Ames, Maggie P. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Union, Union County, Oregon Died, in Oakland, California, January 7, 1925, Mrs. Maggie P. Ames, age 89 years. Maggie Pelham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenus Peham, was born at Malone, Clinton county, Iowa. In 1861 she was married to George W. Ames and started as a bride across the plains in a prairie schooner. They landed in the Grande Ronde Valley in 1862. It is said they were the first white folks to cross the river to where Cove now stands. They purchased a tract of land that suited them, and today Union is built on a considerable portion of the Ames land. They homesteaded what is now the E. Draper place in High Valley and later bought up land near it. They engaged in farming and stock raising and Mrs. Ames was as active in the work as her husband until death separated them in 1904, when Mr. Ames passed on. Mrs. Ames continued her residence in Union until about 8 years ago when she went to California to spend her remaining days with her sister, Mrs. Esther Metcalf, of Oakland. Mrs. Ames was one of the early pioneers of Union. She was a great worker, endured many hardships and privations in early days here and was rewarded with great prosperity. She was a...

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Throe, H. P. Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. H.P. Throe (Cala L. Fovargue) Mrs. H.P. Throe, a pioneer of Union and Wallowa counties, died after an operation performed at the Enterprise Hospital. Cala L. Fovargue was born May 2nd, 1854, in Elkriver township, Clinton county Iowa. She was married to Hans P. Throe January 14th 1872. In November of 1877 they moved to Abilene, Kansas. After residing there for three years they moved to Oregon, making the journey by wagon. Three months after starting, they reached the Grande Ronde valley. In 1887, they moved to Joseph where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Throe was the mother of thirteen children, eight of whome are living and who attended the funeral. They are: Daniel F. Throe, Mrs. S. Ryenearson, Mrs. E. Guyan, Clarence G. Throe, Leo I. Throe, Guy F. Throe, Raymond w. Throe and Mrs. W.W. graham. There are five grandchildren. Mrs Throe died at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th, 1917, being 63 years, three months and fourteen days of age. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a good friend to all. Mrs. Throe was a charter member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge, under whose auspice the funeral services were conducted. The funeral services were held at the I.O.O.F. hall, Sunday, August 19, at 2...

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Klinge, George – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George L. Klinge, age 81, of 840 Holly St., Junction City passed away at a local nursing home April 19, 1971. He was born at Clinton, Iowa on September 5, 1889, and was married to Jessie Bilyeu at Vancouver, Washington on April 20, 1916. She preceded him in death in February 1969. A retired farmer, Mr. Klinge came to Junction City in 1904 where he resided until 1928 when he moved to Linn County residing in the Scio, Lebanon, and Albany area returning to Junction City in 1968. Surviving are 1 daughter and 2 sons: Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Holst and Merle Klinge, both of Albany, Earl Klinge of Beaverton; 1 brother and 2 sisters: Thorval Klinge of San Francisco, Gertrude Skeels of Portland, and Anna Murphy of Seattle; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church, Junction City, Thursday, April 22, 1971 at 2 p.m. with Pastor R. O. Luke officiating. Private cremation will follow in Rest Haven Crematorium, Eugene. Eugene Register-Guard, April 20, 1971 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Henry A. Westbrook

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Henry A. Westbrook is one of Riverside’s earlier settlers and ranks as one of her most successful businessmen and horticulturists. Mr. Westbrook dates his birth in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1848. His father, Benjamin Westbrook, was a native of New Jersey, who in his young manhood located in Pennsylvania and there married Miss Lucy L Nichols, a native of that State. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation. Mr. Westbrook was reared in his native village until eight years old, and then placed on a farm until the age of seventeen, during which time he obtained such an education as the winter terms of the public schools afforded. He then abandoned farming occupation, and returned to his father, and under his tutorship became skilled as a carpenter and builder. In 1869, he struck out for the West and located in Clinton, Iowa, working at his trade as a journeyman, and later went to Belle Plain, Iowa, and there established himself as a contractor and builder. In 1872 he went to Chicago, and was there actively engaged as a contractor and builder for two and a half years, during the rebuilding of that city. In 1875 his health failed him and he was compelled to suspend his operations. He then returned to Belle Plain, deciding...

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Biography of Edward H. Palmer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edward H. Palmer, who is the head and the leading spirit of numerous enterprises of financial importance in Geneva, Ontario county, New York, and its vicinity, and whose keen foresight and unusual executive ability have been the means of greatly improving the business prospects of the section, is one of that class of citizens who labor earnestly to build tip the commerce and manufactures of the communities in which they live. and by so doing enrich and benefit the entire country. Mr. Palmer was born in Clinton county, Iowa, May 17, i855, and acquired his early education in the district schools of his native state. He came to Geneva, New York, when he was still a boy, studied at the Nurserymen’s Academy and at the Geneva high school, and was finally graduated from Cornell University. His college education was paid for entirely by himself, as he commenced to earn his own subsistence from the time he was eighteen years of age. When he entered Cornell University he devoted all his spare time and all of his vacations to working in the nurseries of Geneva, and contrived to save a sufficient sum to enable hint to take up the study of law after his graduation. This study he pursued with the ardor and concentration which had characterized...

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Biographical Sketch of Elmer E. Morgan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elmer E. Morgan is a lineal descendant of General Morgan of revolutionary fame. His grandfather, Isaac Morgan, was born in Kentucky in 1879 and fought in the War of 1812. Later he built the first slab house at what is now Dayton, Ohio. He came to Davenport in 1836. Isaac F. Morgan, father of Elmer Morgan, grew to manhood in the vicinity of Davenport, married Sarah E. Williams, a Tennessee lady, and settled near DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa. There the subject of this sketch was born September 13, 1861. His early life was spent on his father’s farm and his opportunities for schooling were few. In later life by consistent, painstaking study, he obtained an excellent education, and one which he was able to turn to practical account. At the age of twenty-three Mr. Morgan sought wider fields of endeavor and took up his residence in Moline, then just beginning to show promise of becoming a great manufacturing city. He began reading law in the office of William A. Meese and soon there-after opened a collection agency, which he still conducts and which is the oldest one in this part of the State. Mr. Morgan has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. In 1896 he toured France, Holland and the British Isles on a...

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Biography of Walter Johnson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mr. Walter Johnson, the subject of this sketch, died in Rock Island, November 23, 1903. He was for a third of a century one of the vital forces of the community. For twenty-seven years he occupied the editorial chair of the Daily Union, in which position he at all times was an able and courageous champion of that which he considered right, and calculated to make the community better. His editorial utterances carried weight not only because of their intrinsic merit and evident fairness in the presentation of the subjects under discussion, but because it was recognized throughout the community that they represented the honest and calm judgment of a man who in his private life exemplified his public utterances, and who at all times was actuated by the principles and motives of the Christian gentleman of the highest type. Mr. Johnson was born in London, England, April 27, 1843, being a son of John F. and Harriette Augusta (Ryley) Johnson. The elder Mr. Johnson, who was a ribbon manufacturer in England, came to this country in 1851, settling at Welton, Iowa, at which place and Lyons, Iowa, he engaged in general merchandising, in connection with farming, until 1862, when he removed to Davenport, where he engaged in the grocery trade until 1867, when he removed...

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Biography of Albert P. Crandall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Albert P. Crandall came to Western Kansas at the age of fourteen, spent many years of his active life in the railway service, had also been a farmer, and is now cashier of the Little River State Bank and had recently completed a term as mayor of that municipality. These and other interests identify him very closely and make his name well known throughout Rice County. Mr. Crandall is of pioneer New York State stock, but the family in successive generations have moved their residence westward from the eastern side of the Alleghenies to the west of the Mississippi. E. Crandall, father of Albert P., was born in Dearborn County in Southern Indiana in 1822. He grew up and married in his native county, took up farming, and in 1856 moved to the new state of Iowa, locating at DeWitt in Clinton County. He farmed there also and in 1868 went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and in 1879 to Little River, Kansas, where he had farming interests and where he lived until his death in 1888. He was a republican, a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and very active in its behalf and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. His wife was Minerva Laycock, who was born in Ripley County, Indiana, in 1826 and died in...

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Biography of William I. Plumb

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William I. Plumb, who had given the best years of his life to merchandising, had been a resident of Newton for many years and is well known in the business and civic affairs of that city. Mr. Plumb is a cousin of the late Senator Preston B. Plumb, one of the most famous figures in Kansas history. However, he belongs to a branch of the family which lived outside this state until he himself came to Newton about twenty-five years ago. His grandfather was Maj. Ichabod Plumb, also grandfather of Senator Plumb. Major Ichabod was a wagon maker and blacksmith and died at Berkshire, Ohio, in 1850. Zenas Plumb, father of William I., was born at Berkshire, Ohio, in 1820, grew up there, and for several years followed his trade as a wagon and carriage maker at Columbus, Ohio, where he was employed by the United States Stage Company and the Booth Carriage Company. In 1859 he moved to DeWitt, Iowa, where he resumed work at his trade but in 1861 enlisted in Company D of the Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry. He was with that regiment in all its battles and campaigns until the close of the war. Among other experiences he was at the siege of Vicksburg, and participated in one of the famous incidents of...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Johnson Chaffee

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Albert Johnson Chaffee of Garden Grove, was born in Kane County, Illinois, in April, 1848. His parents, Eber and Anna (Davis) Chaffee, emigrated from Vermont to Illinois in 1840, locating upon a farm twelve miles from Elgin, where he successfully carried on farming and stock-raising until his death in 1877, his wife having died a year. previous. They had in all twelve children, of whom nine are still living. Albert was educated at Jennings Seminary, Aurora, Illinois. He subsequently taught school in Kane County, Illinois, and in Clinton County, Iowa. He has been a citizen of the Golden State since 1881; owns some valuable land on the Ocean View road, besides his residence property in Garden Grove. He is energetic, enterprising, public-spirited and enjoys the confidence and respect of his fellow-citizens. In 1873 Mr. Chaffee married Miss Susan E. Ambrose, who was born in Maine, the daughter of Rev. Samuel and Henrietta (Greeley) Ambrose, also from New England. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee are: Mettle E., Edward A., Burns S. and Ralph A. Both Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Chaffee is a strong temperance...

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