Location: Colorado Springs Colorado

The Westport-Freetown-Fall River Massachusetts Tripp Family

The Tripp family first at Portsmouth, R. I., among the earliest inhabitants there, soon spread into the adjoining territory both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and in the march of civilization advanced with it until they became one of the numerous and substantial families of our country. Hon. John Tripp, the first American ancestor of the family in question, was one of the founders and proprietors of Portsmouth, R. I., 23d of 6th month, 1638. In the following is briefly considered a line of Tripps which descended through the settler’s son who located in Dartmouth, Mass., later generations settling in Westport, and a still later generation in Freetown and Fall River. It is with the special Westport-Freetown-Fall River family, the heads of which were Philip J. and Azariah S. Tripp, this article is to deal. These gentlemen were long substantial men and citizens of their respective communities, the former being a resident of Freetown, State senator and much respected citizen, and the latter especially prominent and useful, for years the cashier of the Metacomet National Bank from its inception, in 1853, for seventeen years a member of the school committee of Fall River, prominently identified with many of the manufacturing enterprises and at the time of his death president of the Fall River Savings Bank.

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Biography of Alonzo Leo Fitzporter, M. D.

Dr. Alonzo Leo Fitzporter, physician and surgeon of St. Louis, in which city he was born July 23, 1884, is a son of Dr. John L. Fitzporter, who passed away June 15, 1915, at the age of seventy-six years, having long figured prominently as a representative of the medical profession in this city. Dr. A. L. Fitzporter attended the parochial schools of St. Louis and afterward became a student in the St. Louis University, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1906 and then entered upon his medical course, winning his M. D. degree in 1910. Following his graduation he served for eighteen months as interne in the Alexian Brothers Hospital and in the St. Francis Hospital of Colorado Springs, Colorado. With his return to St. Louis he entered upon private practice and devoting his attention to the general work of the profession has made steady progress through the intervening years. He belongs to the St. Louis, Missouri State and American Medical Associations. During the World war he was a first lieutenant of the Medical Corps, stationed at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, volunteering for service in September, 1918, and receiving his honorable discharge in May, 1919. At Belleville, Illinois, February 8, 1911, Dr. Fitzporter was married to Miss Marie Krebs, a native of that place and a daughter of Otto and Mary (Guentz) Krebs....

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Biography of Leonard R. Manley

The value of a useful trade, of making one’s energy count toward one thing, of forging steadily ahead, regardless of obstaeles and discouragements, finds emphatic expression in the life of Leonard R. Manley, president and manager of the Topeka Pure Milk Company, the largest concern dealing exclusively in milk in the State of Kansas. When Mr. Manley first came to Topeka, it was in a humble capacity, but he was a thorough master of his trade, and possessed the ambition, energy and ability to better and elevate himself, so that he had shapod his abilities to his needs, had made the most of his opportunities, and had finally taken his place among the leading business men of his adopted city. Mr. Manley was born at Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, September 29, 1873, one of the five children born to George F. and Anna (Reed) Manley, natives respectively of Indiana and Missouri. His paternal grandfather was Garlington B. Manley, a native of Indiana, who took his family to Kansas in 1860 and located in Coffey County on a farm. The activities of the border ruffians in the period of the first year of the Civil war, however, caused him to give up his new home and moved, in 1862 to Leavenworth County, where he resided until 1885. In the latter year he went to Jefferson County, and there continued to...

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Fellers, Phillip L., Jr. – Obituary

Phillip Fellers Jr., 32, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Fort Dodge, died Thursday [August 11, 1988] of a gunshot wound at St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, with flag presentation by V.F.W. Post No. 1856. Survivors include his parents, Phil and Pat Fellers and Lorene E. and Kenneth Tegland, all of Fort Dodge; grandparents, T. P. and Kathryn Fellers, Fort Dodge; brothers Raymond Fellers, Douglas Fellers and Michael Tegland, all of Fort Dodge, and Michael Fellers, San Diego, Calif.; sisters Tina Meyer, Ames; Tina Fellers, Tonya Fellers and Rhonda Tegland, all of Fort Dodge. He was born in Fort Dodge; educated in Fort Dodge schools, and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1973. He worked as an auto mechanic in Fort Dodge, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1976-1979. He then returned to Fort Dodge, where he continued working as an auto mechanic. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1985. He worked as an auto mechanic there. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of George H. Grimmell, M. D.

George H. Grimmell, M. D. One of the first graduates of medicine to set up in practice at Howard, Kansas, was Dr. George H. Grimmell, who rendered his first professional services in that section of Elk County thirty years ago. With the exception of about eight years spent at Onaga, Doctor Grimmell had been continuously in practice at Howard since 1898, and is accounted one of the most competent surgeons in that locality. The first authentic records of his ancestry is found in the annals of the first crusade of 1096, A. D. There was a Sir John Von Grimmell, who was one of the enthusiastic Germans who joined as followers of the Cross in the endeavor to wrest Jerusalem from the hands of the Moslems. The line of descent from this crusader is traced directly to Dr. George H. Grimmell of Kansas. There is also a coat of arms in the family, and it is a reproduction of Baron Grimmell’s insignia as found in the year 1555. The coat consists of shield, quarterings, mantling, helmet, coronet and crest. Those versed in the science of heraldry can find in this coat of arms significant traces of the original Von Grimmell’s services as a crusader. Doctor Grimmell gets his profession naturally, since for several generations the Grimmell family have produced capable medical practitioners. He is a grandson of Henry Charles...

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Biography of Herbert Miller

Herbert Miller, president of the State Bank of Admire, and one of the very successful and influential farmers, bankers and business men of Lyon County, is one of the comparatively few men who have passed their sixtieth birthday and who can claim nativity in the commonwealth of Kansas. Of good English stock, of people who settled in America before the American Revolution, he was born in Osage County, Kansas, February 26, 1856. His ancestors located in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, and it was there that his father Richard Miller was born in 1829. Shortly after his marriage he came to the United States in 1849, and after living five years in Wisconsin moved to Osage County, Kansas, in 1855 and in 1856, the year Herbert Miller was born, established a home on the frontier in what is now Lyon County, but was then Breckenridge County. He died there, after some years of activity as a farmer and stockman, in 1864. After becoming a citizen of the United States he voted the whig party until the organization of the republican party, and was a loyal adherent of that political faith. He was a strong temperance advocate before that cause was so popular as it is now, and was an active member of the Methodist Church. Though past the age for military service, he was a member of the...

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Jennings, Eloise Foster Mrs. – Obituary

Eloise Jennings, 74, a longtime resident of Union, died Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Brandon of Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mrs. Jennings was born May 6, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A.C. and Lena M. “Radcliffe” Foster. She attended schools through the 11th grade in Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Companion Academy in Loveland, Colo. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. She taught grades 1-8 in Montrose, Colo. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Glenn Jennings in Cedaredge. In 1965 they moved to Union, where she took care of her home and children. Mrs. Jennings was very involved in her church and worked as a church clerk in the Cove Seventh-day Adventist. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Jennings was a friend to many. She and Glenn cared for her mother for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Glenn Jennings of Baker City; her children, Sharon Jeanette Simmons and her husband, Kent,...

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Anderson, Josephine Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Josephine “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Monday at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be available later. The Observer – August 26, 2008 __________________________________________ Josephine Lois “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Aug. 25 at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at Grandview Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Jo was born June 23, 1925, to Daniel and Effie (Millican) Garinger in Omaha, Neb. She was educated in Colorado Springs and married West Anderson Nov. 11, 1943. They lived in various places and she owned and operated restaurants in Florence, Ariz., and in Oklahoma. In the late spring of 1974 the couple moved to La Grande. She worked various jobs. Her last, when she was in her 70s, was for Dave’s Grocery as the ice cream lady. Jo was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. The 700 Club and Billy Graham were a big part of her life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was known as the “QVC Queen’’ by her family. She gardened and canned and loved spending time with her...

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Fray, Myrtle Mildred Minielly – Obituary

Myrtle fray, former long time Ellensburg resident, died in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be handled by Cotton Chapel with graveside services at 3 p.m. Thursday at the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may meet at the cemetery. The Rev. Donald Meekof will officiate and members of the American Legion will participate. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Fray, Myrtle Mildred Minielly – Obituary

Myrtle M. Fray, 87, a Colorado Springs hat maker and musician, died Friday November 28, 1986 at a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel at the intersection of Fountain and Union boulevards. The Rev. Curtis Blair of Grace Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Ellensburg, Wash. IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Fray was born Oct. 13, 1899, in Ellensburg, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1965. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and belonged to 8/40 La Boutique Des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes. She is survived by one daughter, Cleo Jean Ives of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Myrtle was the daughter of George Minielly and Addie Ferguson. She was married to Claude Fray who died in 1965 in...

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Meagher, Agnes – Obituary

Agnes Meagher, 85, formerly of 608 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] in Cheyenne Mountain Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born in Ellensburg, Aug. 8, 1895, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Heraty. She attended Ellensburg Normal School for one year, business college in Tacoma for two years, and worked as a legal secretary in Seattle for a number of years. She married Martin Meagher in Seattle, Aug. 21, 1929. He preceded her in death June 29, 1951. Mrs. Meagher was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. She is survived by one son, Thomas F. Meagher, of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Margaret Mary McGreevy of Pullman, and 16 grandchildren. Rosary will be read at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Fr. Richard Wuertz will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew’s Building Fund. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Livingston L. Taylor

Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, who enjoys a well earned reputation as a forcible and eloquent preacher, and whose life is a consistent and unvarying example of the doctrines he preaches, is the son of William J. 1. Taylor, D. D., and Maria L. (Cowenhoven) Taylor. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1860. His education has been a varied and thorough one at the following named institutions : Newark Academy, Newark, New Jersey; Rutgers College, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1881, and which conferred the degree of Master of Arts in 1884; Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church at New Brunswick, New Jersey, from which he was graduated in the class of 1884. He served as assistant in the Collegiate Reformed Church of New York City, 1884-87; pastor of the Reformed Church, Port Jervis, New York, 1887-91 ; pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1891-94; Plymouth Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 1894-1900; Puritan Congregational Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1901-07; since 1907, he has officiated as pastor of the First Congregational Church of Canandaigua. His political affiliations are with the Republicans. Mr. Taylor married in Newark, New Jersey, May 21, 1885, Mary, daughter of judge Caleb S. Titsworth. Children: Mary Livingston, Margaret, Frances and...

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Porter, Timothy – Obituary

Timothy Porter, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 7, 2003, at San Antonio. His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Windcrest United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Tim was born at Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1972. He moved to Baker City with his family when he was a year and half old. He attended grade school through junior high and part of high school in Baker City. He wrestled in junior high and high school before moving to San Antonio. He was a 1991 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He loved sports and hunting and fishing. He married Kerry Reid at San Antonio on Dec. 28, 1991. They had two children, Dylan, now age 11, and Taylor, age 9. Tim and Dylan were very active in sports. They loved going to ball games and Nascar races. Tim served on the Little League Board and was a member of Windcrest United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was always there for his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kerry; his son, Dylan; his daughter, Taylor; his mother, Margaret Porter; brothers, Randi, Billy and Robby and his wife, Cheryl; a sister-in-law, Carol; sisters, Nicki and her husband, John, Kandi and her husband, Ken, Tamara, Kricket and Shariah; an uncle and aunt, Jim and...

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Clapp, Katheryn Frances “Fritz” Shryack Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Katheryn Frances “Fritz” Clapp, 80, died Thursday, September 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Visitations will be Tuesday until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mrs. Clapp was born Nov. 30, 1921, to Walter and Orpha Kelley Shryack at Eagle, Colo. She had one brother, Jack Shryack. The family moved to Haines in 1937 from Melba, Idaho. She attended grade school and freshman year at Melba, graduating in Haines in 1940. She joined Weiss Brothers Furniture from 1942 to 1946. On April 2, 1946, she married Eldon Clapp at Pendleton. During a period in 1946, she worked at Ryder Brothers for Bob Bratt. In 1947, they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where she worked at Dureks Furniture from 1947 through 1949. She demonstrated with sales, window displays, color coordinator and drapery measurements traveling in western South Dakota and Wyoming. She moved with her husband, Eldon, to Paterson Air Force Base at Colorado Springs, Colo.; March AFB, Riverside, Calif.; Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska; McClellan AFB, Sacramento, Calif., and Paine AFB, Everett, Wash. In 1992, they moved to Baker City to help care for her mother, Orpha, until she died in 1996. During their married life they were know by...

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Obituary of William Roy Christie

William Roy Christie went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2008, in Ontario, Ore., at the age of 82. Bill was born Dec 9, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Clarence and Sadie (Mittan) Christie, the youngest of five children. The family moved frequently, eventually ending up in Yakima, Wash., when Bill was a teenager. On Oct 29, 1944, he married Sarah “Ruth” Walker and they made Yakima their home. After completing military service in World War II he worked as a painter with his father-in-law and became acquainted with Bud Buele who taught him to repair cars. He worked for Bud for a few years before starting his own business, Bill Christie’s Garage in 1954. Ill health forced him to sell the business to his son Ben in 1974, moving to Baker City, Ore. They purchased 10 wooded acres in “Stices Gulch” east of Baker City and put a mobile home on the property. Their home was a wonderful gathering spot for the family who loved hiking, fishing, and riding snowmobiles, and ATV’s right from the front door. Ruth passed away in 1997 and Bill married Jessie Butterfield in 1999. They bought a home in town where they lived until moving to Ontario in 2006. Bill is survived by a daughter Willa Ruth Godinez (Salvador) of Mexico, sons Bennie Roy (Diana) of Yakima, Ronald Lee (Elise)...

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