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Biography of John Krall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Few lives have been more active or more thoroughly filled with incidents of interest and of unusual nature than has that of John Krall, one of the pioneers of Idaho, and for about thirty-five years a resident in the vicinity of Boise City. Now a wealthy man, he is indebted to himself alone for his fortune, for he started out in youth to fight the battle of life, a poor boy, and by the exercise of industry and perseverance, in the face of great difficulties, he came off victor over all. Mr. Krall is a native of Germany, born December 10, 1835, his parents and ancestors likewise being of German birth. His father owned a flouring mill and the lad early learned the business. When he had mastered the branches of learning taught in the government schools he went to England, and there, at sixteen, took up the study of the English language and customs, while he worked as a baker and confectioner. Desiring to see something of the world, and well equipped to earn a living, as he was familiar with two languages and had mastered two trades, he shipped aboard a vessel and in the next few years sailed to various parts of the world. Once, when sailing around Cape Horn, he was shipwrecked,...

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McClellen, George B. Cook – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now “Mack” Cook Answers Call George B. McClellen Cook passed away at the Enterprise hospital Feb. 1 after a short illness. “Mack” Cook was born Feb. 27, 1862, near Dallas, Polk County, Oregon to Thomas l. and Harriet Cook who crossed the plains by ox team in 1854. He was one of ten children born to this union. The family resided in Polk County until 1878 when the father and his sons, Jerile, William, Tom (Dick) and N.J. came to Wallowa County and all located homesteads on the South fork of the Wallowa River except N.J. who was too young. He later homesteaded on part of of what is known as the Crossler farm. Later their mother and the other children followed. The father died at Lostine in 1879 and was buried in the West Side cemetery. (This cemetery is located close to the Lostine cemetery but is on private property, there are some McCubbins and their families buried there too) “Mack” was married in 1896 to Effie Hammack and the resided on the farm on which he filed in 1890, and is now owned by Mr. Cherry. To their union were born three children, Grace, Roy and Charles. Grace married Earl Whitely and gave birth to one son Harold Whitely. She died in a short time,...

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Cook, George Bartholomew McClellen – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon “Mack” Cook Answers Call George B. McClellen Cook passed away at the Enterprise hospital Feb. 1 after a short illness. “Mack” Cook was born Feb. 27, 1862, near Dallas, Polk County, Oregon to Thomas l. and Harriet Cook who crossed the plains by ox team in 1854. He was one of ten children born to this union. The family resided in Polk County until 1878 when the father and his sons, Jerile, William, Tom (Dick) and N.J. came to Wallowa County and all located homesteads on the South fork of the Wallowa river except N.J. who was too young. He later homesteaded on part of what is known as the Crossler farm. Later their mother and the other children followed. The father died at Lostine in 1879 and was buried in the West Side cemetery. (This cemetery is located close to the Lostine cemetery but is on private property, there are some McCubbins and their families buried there too) “Mack” was married in 1896 to Effie Hammack and the resided on the farm on which he filed in 1890, and is now owned by Mr. Cherry. To their union were born three children, Grace, Roy and Charles. Grace married Earl Whitely and gave birth to one son Harold Whitely. She died in...

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McFetridge, Elmer – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Elmer McFetridge Dies In Dallas Elmer Clarence McFetridge, a native of Enterprise and a retired rancher, who had been in ill health for the past four years, passed away Monday morning, February 8, 1965 in a nursing home in Dallas, Ore., where he had been a patient for one month. He was the son of John and Martha McFetridge, early pioneers of Wallowa County, and was born near Enterprise on July 11, 1887. He had lived in Wallowa County all his life until 1960 when he and his wife moved to Salem, Ore., and in 1964 to Dallas, Ore. On November 2, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Hattie Frances Ownbey who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Lorretta McFetridge, of Dallas; a son, Vernon, of Eugene; two brothers, Alvin and John, both of Enterprise; and four grandchildren, Carol, Kathleen, Johnny and Lori Jo McFetridge. Memorial services will be conducted tomorrow, (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the Christian Church with the Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Mrs. Mae Stein will be the organist and she and J.M. Trullinger will sing: “Whispering Hope” and “Sweet Peace, The Gift of God’s Love”. Honorary pallbearers will be: Stone Butner, Lawrence Pratt, Tom Fleming, Lawrence Rowe. Ed...

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Biography of John Wesley Kieff

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Wesley Kieff, widely known throughout Oklahoma as a journalist, is now serving as justice of the peace of Miami and is generally conceded to be the most capable incumbent in that office in the history of Ottawa County. A native of Indiana, he was born in Tippecanoe County on the 9th of March, 1857, his parents being John and Mary (Ryan) Kieff, the former a native of Ireland, while the latter was born in the Hoosier state. The father followed the occupation of farming and both parents passed away during the childhood of the subject of this review. John Wesley Kieff attended the public schools and when fourteen years of age he began working on nearby farms during the summer months, while in the winter seasons he continued his studies. He then taught school in order to secure the funds necessary to pursue his academic course and subsequently attended Purdue University, the Danville Normal School and Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, from the latter of which he was graduated in 1887, with the B. S. degree. While a student at the last named institution he won prominence as a football player, being for four years a member of the championship team of the state. Following his graduation Mr. Kieff became principal of a school at...

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Cook, Thomas Richard – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lostine, Oregon Thomas Richard Cook was born Feb. 16, 1861, in Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, and died at his home in Lostine, October 9, 1924, being at the time of his death 63 years, 8 months and 7 days old. He was married to Miss Nancy J. Hammack Nov. 24, 1889 Hr leaves to mourn his loss his widow and two sons, James Alvin, and Albert (Bertie) Lawrence, residing at home; three brothers, Wm. W., G.B. and N.J. Cook, all of Lostine; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Christian Church and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Christian Church at Lostine, conducted by Rev. Petelle and the remains were laid to rest in the Lostine Cemetery. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our many kind friends for their assistance and help during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father and for the many beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. T.R. Cook and Sons. Source: Sue Wells Used with permission from: the Enterprise Record Chieftain, Oct. 16, 1924, Page 3 Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch. Note: Wm. W. (Mickey), G.B. George Bartholomew, and N.J.(???? confusion with wife Nancy Josephine??) and...

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Adams-Capps, Ivia Joan Rucker – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ivia Joan Rucker Adams-Capps died May 22, 2007. She was 74. Mrs. Adams-Capps was born Jan. 24, 1933, near Wallowa at the home of her parents, Elmer L. and Itol E. Rucker. The family moved to Irrigon in 1934. In 1951, she graduated from high school, married Donald L. Adams and began her career with Umatilla Electric Company. She had three sons. She was a charter member of Altrusa International of Hermiston, a 4H leader, a Cub Scout den mother and active in Home Extension and PTA. She continued her career at Umatilla Electric, starting as a cashier and spending the last 17 years as Materials Manager. She served on the Northwest Public Power – Engineering Operations Committee and was an honorary lifetime member of Northwest Public Power. She retired in 1993. In November of 1978 she married James Capps. They built a new home on the Rucker family farm and enjoyed raising animals, traveling everywhere, and being involved with Jim’s children. In 1995, they moved to Dallas, Oregon. After her husband’s death in 2003, she stayed active in the community by volunteering at the Blood Bank, being active as Elder and Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church and traveling in her motor home with the Oregon Good Sam Trail Duster chapter. She is survived by...

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Slack, Bert – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Last Rites Thursday For Rodeo Performer Funeral services for Bert Slack, Dalles resident who died here Monday, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Zell funeral home. Rev. R. A. Hutchinson of the Congregational church will officiate and interment will be in the local I. O. O. F. cemetery. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Feleta Barnhill, Mason City, Wash., and Mrs. W. H. Graham, Pendleton, and one brother James Slack, Elgin. Mr. Slack came to The Dalles from Summerville, Ore., more than 20 years ago. He was a cowboy all his life and participated in the Pendleton Round-Up annually from 1910 until 1936. Known as “Buckaroo Slim” he was reported to have been an outstanding rider and roper at the yearly event. His horse “Lizard” is still alive at the age of 36 years. Pallbearers at the services will be former cowboy associates. The Dalles Weekly Chronicle The Dalles, Oregon Thursday, November 4, 1937 Page...

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Wood, Francis S. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The sudden demise of Mr. John Wells was sad and a gloom was cast over the community by it but Sat. morning we had another sad death in town. Mr. Francis S. Wood, one of the old citizens of La Grande, highly esteemed by all honest, and a valuable man for our town, was stricken down by death ‘ere he had attained his three score and ten years. Mr. Wood had been sick only a few days and the news of his death was a sad surprise. He was a native of Ohio, having been born in that state on the 19th day of Oct. 1828. On the 20th day of May, 1850, he was married to Miss Rebecca A. Shigley in the state of Iowa, with whom he lived until his death. He crossed the plains with his family in 1854 and stopped in California until 1858, when he came to Oregon and settle at Dallas, in Polk county. In March, 1885, he came to La Grande and has resided here since, following his trade-blacksmithing. He leaves to mourn his decease the wife and companion of his life, a son, Rev. J.H. Wood, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place, and a daughter, Mrs. H.E. Updyke, of Island City. It is strikingly singular that...

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Molitor, Lawrence Henry, Jr. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr., 72, of Dallas and formerly of La Grande, died Dec. 5. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Mr. Molitor, known as Hank, was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Chetopa, Kan., to Lawrence Henry Sr. and Nellie Juanita Caldwell Molitor. He was raised in Kansas and moved to Idaho during his teenage years. On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Irene Humphreys in Idaho. The couple and their children lived in Oakridge, where he worked in the plywood mill, and later moved to La Grande, where Mr. Molitor worked for the Eddie Bread Company until retiring in 1989. After retirement the Molitors spent six months of the year in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Mrs. Molitor died in 2003. Mr. Molitor was a yodeler and a karaoke singer and loved country music. Four years ago he moved to Dallas to be near family. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Vicki and Bruce Kibbey of Dallas, Cheryl and Scott Hansell of Albany, Mary and Gary Allen of Kennewick and Larry and Nancy Molitor of Tigard; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Juanita Wilson and Verla Weber, both of La Grande. He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Shirley Brackett. Memorials may be...

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Horn, Stanley Bruce – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Elgin, Oregon Stanley Bruce Horn, 74, of Elgin died Nov. 19. An inurnment begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Cemetery with a celebration of life following at 1:45 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Stanley was born May 16, 1933, to Clarence and Lillie Southard Horn in Kimball, Neb. When he was 4, his family moved to High Valley near Union, and when he was 5 or 6, they moved to Cricket Flat near the breaks of the Minam River. He spent the remainder of his childhood years there and attended Pine Grove School District. Stanley married Barbara Janet Thompson on July, 22, 1950. The couple lived in Elgin where Stanley worked at Thorn’s Box Factory. In 1951, the couple moved to Hermiston where Stanley worked at the Ordinance Depot, and in 1956, they moved to Renton, Wash., where he worked for Boeing as a riveter. Three years later, Stanley helped build the Brownlee Dam in Hells Canyon and then worked for Eastern Oregon Television in La Grande. In the 1960s, Stan entered the logging industry as a heavy equipment operator. He also worked for the Boise Cascade road crew and the Oregon state highway department. After 20 years in Elgin, the couple moved...

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Kisaberth, Althea Eleanor Lee – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral for Althea Kisaberth who died Tuesday [January 23, 1979] in a Portland nursing home, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Valley Community Baptist Church. She was 95. Mrs. Kisaberth was born in Dallas, Ore. She was a founder and past president of the Creston PTA. She was associated with the Centenary Wilbur Methodist Church and the Portland YWCA. She is survived by her sons, Vernon of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Lee of Portland. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the building fund at Pleasant Valley Community Baptist Church. [Interment Lincoln Memorial Park] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Delmer Thomas – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral for Delmer Thomas Bilyeu, Crabtree, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Jost Funeral Home. Don Tosch will officiate and burial will be in Franklin Butte Cemetery near Scio. Mr. Bilyeu, born Oct. 20, 1909, at Dallas, Ore., moved to Crabtree from Cutbank, Mont., in 1947. He was a member of the Crabtree Christian Church. He died today [July 16, 1962] at Lebanon Hospital. Survivors are his widow, the former Mildred Bedord, whom he married Oct. 10, 1932, at Great Falls, Mont.; his daughters, Mrs. Donna Kemmling, Crabtree, and Miss Bonnie R. Bilyeu, at home; twin sons, Kenneth L., Sweet Home, and Keith G., Albany; three granddaughters; and his sister, Mrs. Helen Brewer, Grants Pass. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Nicholas, Rev. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now On last Friday evening [July 11, 1879] Nicholas Lee, a gentleman known to every old-time resident of Polk County, departed this life at his home near Dallas. Mr. Lee was born in Pike County, Ohio, February 11, 1818, and in 1847 crossed the plains to Oregon. In 1848 he came to Polk County and in the year following settled on the place near Dallas, at which place he died. In 1862 he removed with his family to Dallas, where he engaged in merchandising until 1876, when he was succeeded in business by his son J. D. and returned to his farm. For some years he has been affected with a bronchial disease and for the past two years has failed rapidly. Mr. Lee was for almost 40 years a consistent member of the M. E. Church and for 25 years during his residence in this county was a local preacher. He was a man of unwavering principle and one who was respected and esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. A wife [Sarah Hopper] and several sons and daughters, the most of whom reside in this county, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. On Sunday his remains were laid away in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, and a large...

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Moulton, Phyllis H. Winters Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Phyllis H. Moulton, 89, of Baker City, died Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elkhorn Baptist Church, 3520 Birch St. Mrs. Moulton was born on June 28, 1915, at Dallas, Ore., to Philip and Ella Hausr Winters. She was educated at Walla Walla, Wash. She worked in the family bakery until 1946. She also worked in a grocery store and for Pacific Fruit Co. in La Grande and also at May’s Music. She married Elmer Moulton on Aug. 9, 1950. Mrs. Moulton was a homemaker and worked for Gwilliam Bakery before retiring in 1976. Survivors include her husband, Elmer Moulton of Baker City; a son, Philip Moulton of Baker City; a stepdaughter and her husband, Rosemarie and Ron Bisonnett of Baker City; stepdaughter, Darla Jean Peterson of Kennewick, Wash.; brother, Eugene Winters of Oregon; sisters, Marguerite Winters and Roberta Leonard, both of Yakima, Wash.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkhorn Baptist Church through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 24,...

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