Location: Dallas Oregon

Biography of Milton Canterbury, M. D.

Milton Canterbury, M. D., of Redlands, was born in Greenup County, Kentucky. His father, Reuben Canterbury, a farmer, was born in North Carolina. The name originated in Kent County, England, from the estate of a man by that name, and for whom the city of Canterbury was named. Reuben Canterbury married Miss Elizabeth Lycaas, a native of Kentucky. The union was blessed with thirteen children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the eighth. He first attended the common schools of his native county and afterward attended a short time the college at Marietta, Ohio. From there he went to Missouri and took a course at Marion College. He then attended the Medical College of Ohio, and graduated in 1863 from the University of Iowa. After his graduation he practiced medicine for two years in Brown County, Illinois. In 1865 he went to Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, where he practiced four years, and then practiced one year at Dallas, Polk County, Oregon. From the latter place he moved to California, where he has been a practicing physician most of the time for ten years. On account of declining health he bought a ranch of 160 acres, six miles northeast of San Bernardino, on which he lived until January 1, 1889, when he established the drug store in Redlands. He is now located in the Young Men’s Christian Association...

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Makinson, Ruth C. Parrish Mrs. – Obituary

Ruth C Makinson, 88, of Corvallis, a former Baker City resident, died March 3, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., in downtown Corvallis. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Private interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Ruth Makinson was born April 26, 1914, at Dallas, Ore., the daughter of Mabel Guy Parrish and Elbert L. Parrish. She received her education at Dallas, graduating from Dallas High School. She married Joe Martin in 1931 while still in high school and they had a son, Guy Martin. She attended Oregon State College at Corvallis where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. Ruth married Cloyd B “Doc” Makinson on Aug. 29, 1941, at Payette, Idaho. Doc Makinson was born at Halfway. She taught school at Condon. Her husband enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and she went with him to Maryland while he was in the Army. He was discharged in November 1945 and they moved to Eugene in 1946. Their sons Warren, Clyde and Allen were born in Eugene. Ruth’s husband Cloyd Makinson was a high school vo-ag instructor, teaching from 1946 until 1960 in Eugene. He then worked as a Grange insurance agent from 1960 until his retirement in 1980. Ruth was a...

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Ediger, Marlin Irvin – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Marlin Irvin Ediger died April 21, 2003, from heart failure. At Marlin’s request, there was no service. After cremation, a private burial was performed by his son at North Powder. He was born Jan. 16, 1931, to Martha Stannel and John D. Ediger of Dallas. He married Mildred Louise Ediger, also of Dallas, on Aug. 22, 1952. In 1960, the couple moved to North Powder, where he would spend his life between ranching and mill work. He finally had enough of pulling calves at 1 a.m. and feeding cattle at 20 degrees below and went to work for Boise Cascade, a job he retired from. In his final years, Marlin was an employee of the city of North Powder as dog ordinance officer — a reflection of his lifelong love of animals, especially dogs and horses. Marlin was “pure country” and enjoyed rodeos and gambling. He taught his children to ride before they could walk. Marlin was a member of the Oregon National Guard. He was also a past member of the Lions Club of North Powder, holding office for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Edwin Ediger; his sons, Mitchell Ediger and Lamar Ediger; and his wife, “the love of his life,” who died April 10, 1996. Survivors include his children, Linda Louise Ediger of Tillamook, and Matthew...

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Biography of Hon. Edward Hirsch

HON. EDWARD HIRSCH. – Someone has written, “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as we may;” and the subject of this sketch is a living exemplification of it. When, away back in “the fifties,” he landed a poor boy in the city of New York, among strangers in a strange land, and looked about him for honest employment in any capacity, how little he dreamed that as years passed by he would hold the purse-strings for the then almost unknown territory of Oregon, when a few years later she should lay aside her swaddling clothes and emerge into the maidenhood of a young and prosperous commonwealth. Such has been his career, however; and no man in the state stands higher in the estimation of the people than does Honorable Edward Hirsch, ex-State Treasurer. He was born at Wurtemberg, Germany, May 3, 1836, and came to America in 1855. Landing in New York City, he at once sought employment. Proving unsuccessful, however, he went over into the neighboring State of Pennsylvania, and secured a clerkship in a store in a little town in Mercer county, at the princely salary of seventy-five dollars per annum. He remained there for several months, and then went down into the State of Georgia, where he remained nearly two years, the greater part of the time at Macon. He became thoroughly...

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Biography of Hon. Joseph D. Lee

HON. JOSEPH D. LEE. – It is natural for the observing student of mankind to speculate upon the effect which radical changes and new environments have upon a coming generation; and consequently the inquiry has arisen in thinking minds as to what type of manhood and womanhood will spring from the hardy and bold pioneers who peopled these shores in the forties and early fifties. Surely with such heroic and sturdy parentage, growing up under the influence of our grand and magnificent scenery, and breathing in youth the pure air from the balsamic pines, we might expect a fine mental and physical development. We have the pleasure of presenting to our readers, in the subject of this sketch, what we might call a typical Oregonian. Joseph D. Lee was born in Polk county, Oregon, in the proverbial log cabin, about one mile northwest of where the city of Monmouth now stands, on the 29th day of July, 1848. His father, Nicholas Lee, was born in Pike county, Ohio, February 11, 1818, and was distantly related to the patriotic Lees of the Revolution. His mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Hopper, was a native of Virginia, and was exactly one year younger than her husband. They were married in Ohio in 1840, and five years later moved to Iowa. In 1847 they determined to cast their lot in new pastures...

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Biography of Hon. William Savage

HON. WILLIAM SAVAGE. – This pioneer of 1845, one of the most successful men of Polk county, was born at Mexico, New York, in 1826. He was left an orphan at the age of five, and when sixteen went to Ohio, and three years later joined Colonel Taylor’s party for Oregon. His first work was taking the Colonel’s stock by water – the Ohio and Missouri rivers – to St. Louis, and driving them thence to Independence. Perhaps this early training in the handling of livestock gave him a taste for the work. At least he has been in that business more or less ever since. The usual organization, reorganization and disorganization took place on the plains. Perhaps the question of observing the Sabbath produced as many differences as any. Some desired to stop that day for rest and worship, while others spent such days of recuperation in card-playing or hunting or washing. By the time the Rocky Mountains were crossed, each party was gong by itself; although one of the travelers named Welch was considered the captain-general; and the several companies kept up some form of taking the lead with good grass and breaking the road, and afterwards the rear with poorer grass but a smoother track. At Fort Hall many of their companions in toils turned off to California; and some most unfortunately essayed to reach the...

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Johnson, Carol “Jean” Berry Mrs. – Obituary

Carol “Jean” Johnson, 66, of Dallas, Ore., died on Dec. 10, 2006, in a Salem Hospital. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. She was born on Dec. 11, 1939, at Prineville, the daughter of Wayne and Florence Rickman Berry. Jean attended Park Rose Elementary in Portland and graduated from Crook County High School at Prineville in 1957. She then attended and graduated from Oregon State University at Corvallis with bachelor’s degrees in education and home economics. Jean came to Dallas in 1967. She later attended Oregon College of Education and graduated from Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University at Monmouth) with a master’s degree in counseling. Jean married Kenneth Johnson on June 29, 1974, at Dallas. Jean was a counselor at Dallas High School for 18 years until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Sigma Phi and a member of The Quaint Quilters. Jean loved quilting and received many blue ribbons from both the Polk County Fair and the Oregon State Fair. She was also a member of Lady’s Charming. Jean loved attending and hosting formal tea parties. Jean was a person who touched a lot of lives in very positive ways. Survivors include her husband, Ken, of Dallas; daughter, Jeri...

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Biography of Hon. William H. Kuykendall

Although the esteemed subject of this sketch has not been domiciled within the precincts of Wallowa county so long as some who have broken the sod here, still he has manifested during this time, as heretofore, also, characteristics that stamp him the upright, capable and stanch citizen, and loyal promoter of the free institutions of the land, while his personal qualities of worth have been displayed in a manner quite commensurate with the ability that has been in evidence, and he stands at the present time as one of the prominent, intelligent and leading men of the county. William H. Kuykendall was born near Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, on August 11, 1849, being the son of William H. and Margaret J. (Hines) Kuykendall. When he was but two years of age the father died, and the burdens of the household fell upon the mother. Our subject grew to manhood on the home place and spent the years of his minority in the acquisition of a good education and in assisting his mother as a dutiful and faithful son. In later years this same faithfulness that characterized the boy manifested the true qualities of the man. In educational discipline William was favored in that after completing the studies of the common schools he was permitted to continue his pursuit of knowledge in the McMinnville Academy. Subsequent to the completion of his...

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Biography of Solomon Hirsch

There is something inspiring in the record of a busy and useful life; something stimulating in the details of a career that is marked by a generous and beneficent purpose; something worthy of emulation in the success that has been wrought by unselfish means. Such has been the record of the gentleman whose name is the title of this biography, and so thoroughly have the varied lines of his efforts been blended with the agencies which have been conducive to the material progress of the Pacific Northwest during many years that no history of this portion of the Union, and especially of the State of Oregon, would be complete which failed to give him honorable mention. He was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, March 25, 1839. His youth was spent in the old country in attendance at the common schools of that day. At the age of fourteen years he came to America, and soon after his arrival in New York, secured a clerkship in a store in New Haven, Connecticut. Here he remained but a few months, when he returned to New York, and a short time thereafter accepted a position in an office in Rochester, New Hampshire, where he remained until 1858. He then came to Oregon by the way of the Isthmus of Panama, reaching Portland about the middle of April in 1858. A few weeks later...

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