Location: Dallas Texas

Biographical Sketch of J. B. Milam

(See Oolootsa and Grant)—Elizabeth Peach McSpadden, born August 27, 1883 at Chelsea, Cherokee Nation, educated at Chelsea and the Female Seminary at Tahlequah, from which she graduated June 9, 1903. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Married April 6, 1904 Jesse Bartley Milam, born March 10, 1884, graduated from the Metropolitan Business College, Dallas, Texas, May 24, 1902; President of the Bank of Chelsea, and was appointed as one of the three members of the Sta1e Banking Board in 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Milam are the parents of: Hindman Stuart, born April 16, 1907; Mildred Elizabeth, born May 10, 1910, and Mary Ellen, born May 16, 1916. Mrs. Milam belongs to the Methodist church, is an Eastern Star, and a member of the Delphian Club. Florence Ellen Hoyt, born November 2, 1858 in Pennsylvania, married April 8, 1879 Joel Cowan McSpadden born April 6, 1850 in DeKalb county, Ala. He died at Albuquerque, N. M., June 16, 1898, interment at Chelsea cemetery June 24, 1898. They...

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Biography of William E. Ellington

William E. Ellington is at. the head of one of the leading productive industries at Kansas City as senior partner in the Ellington-McCarthy Motor Company. He was born in Homer, Louisiana, April 11, 1882, a son of William H. and Rebecca (Jordan) Ellington. The father, a native of Georgia, became the owner of a sugar plantation at Homer, Louisiana, and was one of the substantial business men of that locality. His political allegiance was given to the democratic party and his religious faith was that of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was a typical gentleman of the old school, courtly, kindly and with a high sense of honor. William E. Ellington attended the public schools of New Orleans and also Ogden College at Bowling Green, Kentucky, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree. He turned his attention to the banking business as a clerk in the Commercial National Bank, one of the oldest banking institutions of Shreveport, Louisiana, and later he went to Dallas, Texas, where he represented the J. I. Case Plow Works, having ten salesmen under his direction at that point. In 1913 he was transferred to the Kansas City branch of the business as sales manager and continued In that position until 1916, when he was made sales manager for the Grant Motor Company of Kansas City. Thus he continued until...

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Slave Narrative of Samuel Simeon Andrews

Interviewer: Rachel A. Austin Person Interviewed: Samuel Simeon Andrews Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 86 For almost 30 years Edward Waters College, an African Methodist Episcopal School, located on the north side of Kings Road in the western section of Jacksonville, has employed as watchman, Samuel Simeon Andrews (affectionately called “Parson”), a former slave of A.J. Lane of Georgia, Lewis Ripley of Beaufort, South Carolina, Ed Tillman of Dallas, Texas, and John Troy of Union Springs, Alabama. “Parson” was born November 18, 1850 in Macon, Georgia, at a place called Tatum Square, where slaves were held, housed and sold. “Speculators” (persons who traveled from place to place with slaves for sale) had housed 84 slaves there – many of whom were pregnant women. Besides “Parson,” two other slave-children, Ed Jones who now lives in Sparta, Georgia, and George Bailey were born in Tatum Square that night. The morning after their births, a woman was sent from the nearby A.J. Lane plantation to take care of the three mothers; this nurse proved to be “Parson’s” grandmother. His mother told him afterwards that the meeting of mother and daughter was very jubilant, but silent and pathetic, because neither could with safety show her pleasure in finding the other. At the auction which was held a few days later, his mother, Rachel, and her two sons, Solomon Augustus and her infant who was...

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Biography of William A. Baker

The commercial interests of Moscow are well represented by William Alexander Baker, a leading and enterprising merchant, whose well directed efforts, sound judgment and reliable dealing are bringing to him a creditable and satisfactory success. For twelve years he has carried on operations in Moscow, where he deals in both new and second-hand goods. He is a native of Virginia, born in Augusta County, July 13, 1855, of Scotch-Irish descent. His grandfather, Guinn Baker, was the founder of the family in the Old Dominion, and was an industrious and respected farmer and a valued member of the Methodist church. He devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits in Virginia, and died at the age of eighty-two years. His son, Frank Baker, father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania and married Miss Martha Guinn, a native of Virginia. They removed to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and he began farming on a tract of land of forty acres, but as time passed he extended the boundaries of his place until it comprised one hundred and forty acres. His wife died in her forty-second year, but he lived to be seventy-one years of age. Both enjoyed the high regard of their fellow men, and their lives were well spent. They had a family of three daughters and two sons, of whom four are living. William A. Baker, their eldest child, spent his...

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Biography of G. O. Hall, M. D.

The career of Dr. G. O. Hall, a leading physician of Bartlesville, is proof of the fact that it is only under adverse conditions that the best and strongest in the individual are developed, for he is a self-educated, self-made man whose indomitable purpose and untiring effort have enabled him to overcome all obstacles and difficulties in his path and work his way steadily forward to the goal of success. A native of Texas, he was born September 1, 1882, and is a son of Dr. P. B. Hall, who for the past twenty-one years has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Marlow, Oklahoma, being one of the well known physicians of that locality. G. O. Hall was regarded as a dull boy in school and owing to his retiring nature was not popular with his playmates, but by those who knew him well he was loved and trusted. His early life was one of hardship and privations and when twelve years of age he was run over by a wagon, the injury causing an infection which necessitated the use of crutches for five years, and he is still lame. The accident nearly cost him his life and he was obliged to remain out of school for three years but studied at home and made three grades during this time. His parents were in straitened circumstances and...

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Biography of Omer Romanes Young

An extensive clientele attests the ability of Omer Romanes Young in the practice of law, to which he has devoted his attention since 1915, and he now ranks with the leading representatives of the Miami bar. He was born on a farm near Hartville, in Wright county, Missouri, October 16, 1883, his parents being Jackson Davis and Sarah Ann (Smith) Young, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of Illinois. In young manhood the father went to Missouri, settling in Wright county, where he devoted his attention to farming and stock raising, in which he won a gratifying measure of success. In 1892 he removed to Ardmore, where be resided until 1907, when he established his home in Norman in order that he might give his children better educational advantages, and is still living there, while the mother also survives. He stands high in his community, being recognized as a public-spirited and progressive citizen whose influence is ever on the side of advancement and improvement. In religious faith he is a Baptist, and his political allegiance is given to the Republican Party. Reared upon a farm, Omer R. Young attended the public schools of Missouri and Oklahoma to the age of fifteen, when he entered business-life as a clerk in a store at Velma, Oklahoma, filling that position for five and a half years. Going to Dallas,...

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Biography of Warner E. Williams

Warner E. Williams. While now one of the great trunk railway systems of the country, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad was largely developed as a Kansas corporation. The main offices of the company at Kansas are at Parsons, where 2,200 of its employes reside. The different lines of the road converge and diverge from that point in six directions: To Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri; to Kansas City, Missouri; to Junction City, Kansas; to Joplin, Missouri, to Denison, Texas; and to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For several years the general manager of the system with headquarters at Parsons was Warner E. Williams, who had recently been transferred to Dallas, Texas, where he began his career as a railroad man and where he is now general manager of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway of Texas. Mr. Williams was born at Houston, Texas, May 29, 1864, attended the public schools at Houston, and as a boy worked as a messenger in a law office. He was similarly employed in a wholesale grocery house at Houston, but in 1881 at the age of seventeen he became check clerk at the freight house of the International and Great Northern Railroad at Taylor, Texas. During his thirty-five years of experience he had been steadily promoted in the scale of responsibility. At Palestine, Texas, he was roadmaster’s clerk, filled other places in the transportation...

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Biography of Edgar Fenton Broomhall

Edgar Fenton Broomhall is secretary of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company with headquarters and home at Parsons. Native ability and long experience in railroading have given Mr. Broomhall unusual qualifications for the large responsibilities he now enjoys. He was born in Chicago August 18, 1877, and from that date it will be seen that he is still a young man. His father, Charles W. Broomhall, was born in Wilmington, Ohio, August 9, 1850, grew up and married in his native state, and in early life learned telegraphy and was an operator until 1888. For several years he was a clerk in the offices of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, but for the past twenty-five years had been employed by the St. Louis Transfer Company, and resided at St. Louis. He is a republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Charles W. Broomhall married Lodema Jane Nitchman, who was born in Ohio February 3, 1855. Their children are: Edith May, widow of August Busch, who was a painter at St. Louis; Edgar F.; and Florence, wife of Bruce Cameron, who is superintendent of transportation of the United Railways at St. Louis, Mrs. Cameron having taught school six years before her marriage. Edgar F. Broomhall received his early education in the public schools of Chicago and St. Louis. He had one year in the St. Louis High...

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Biography of M. B. Scott, M. D.

Since 1908 Dr. M. B. Scott has been practicing in Delaware and has won an enviable position among the medical men of Nowata County. A native of Muskogee County, Indian Territory, he was born on the 9th of August, 1879, a son of F. M. and Mary (McClain) Scott. The father was born in Tennessee and removed from his native state to Indian Territory in 1850. Locating in the Canadian district, he engaged in farming and stock raising, and achieved more than gratifying success in that connection. His demise occurred in 1896. His wife was a native of Oklahoma and a sister of Judge William McClain of Muskogee. She died in 1908. In the acquirement of his early education M. B. Scott attended the common schools of his native County, later becoming a student in the Male Seminary at Tahlequah. Determining to enter the medical profession, he then enrolled in the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Dallas, Texas, and was graduated from that institution in 1906, with the M. D. degree. The following year he took up the practice of his profession in Webbers Falls and in 1908 came to Delaware, where he has remained, having built up an extensive and lucrative practice. Dr. Scott has remained a constant student of his profession and he is a close and accurate observer. The ability he has shown in his...

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Filer, Peter Louis – Obituary

Services were held Saturday for Peter Louis Filer, Methow Valley pioneer who passed away at the age of 88 years [January 17, 1951] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora B. Voight, Bremerton. Born April 9, 1862, in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Filer came to Washington in 1887, then but a territory. He stopped for a time in Ellensburg, coming on to Methow, where he took up a homestead on Beaver Creek and where he and his family lived for many years. Here he was engaged in cattle raising and ranching. He also was one of the first mail carriers in the valley, carrying the mail from Brewster in Silver. Mr. Filer was engaged in the grocery business in Twisp, where he was associated with Dan McAlister for many years in the partnership of Filer-McAlister. He has been active as a director of the Commercial Bank of Twisp, which position he held until last year when he resigned. He had retired from active farm life seven years ago, selling his Beaver Creek land and home in Buck Stillwell. For several years the Filers made their home in Twisp where Mrs. Filer passed away July 16, 1945 [Bertie Eudora Stone]. One son, Ernest, of Texas, preceded Mr. Filer in death. Surviving are Ora B. Voight, Bremerton; Frieda Schrag, Eatonville; Phyllis Bergo, Seattle; and Marie Risley of Twisp; two sons, Carlyle...

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Charlton, Maude Betty Filer – Obituary

Mrs. Maude Betty Charlton, Fairview District pioneer died at Bernath Nursing Home Monday, Feb. 24 [1964] at the age of 92 years. She had been a Kittitas Valley resident 80 years. Maude Filer was born March 26, 1871 in Dallas, Tex. and came West to Pendleton, Ore. in a covered wagon at the age of 11 years. Her father died there shortly after arrival and in 1883 the family moved to the Kittitas Valley [Jacob is listed as being buried in the Ellensburg IOOF Cemetery so this account seems to be in error]. She was married here to George C. Charlton on October 23, 1890. He preceded her in death in 1919. Mrs. Charlton was a longtime member of the Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Max E. Charlton and J. L. (Bob) Charlton, both of Ellensburg; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Roberts of Pasco and Mrs. Fern Haberman of Ellensburg; 20 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, and Mrs. Flora Jones of Port Angeles. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph and Glen Charlton and a daughter, Mrs. Madge Shelley. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Evenson Chapel with the Rev. Paul Nance officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials...

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Flora C. Todd Mills of Rodman NY

MILLS, Flora C. Todd8, (John7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 6, 1855, married Charles Mills, and now (1913) resides in Rodman, N. Y. Their children were all born in Dallas, Texas. Children: I. Grover, d. when 4 or 5 years of age. II. Deo, he was a mail carrier in Dallas, Tex. III. Leo, is in business in Dallas,...

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Gregory, Harold Loyd – Obituary

Harold Loyd Gregory, 85, of Halfway, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Settler’s Park in Baker City. Loyd was born on Dec. 19, 1920 in Troy, Texas. He was the youngest — and last surviving — of the 10 children of Thomas and Minnie Gregory. He grew up in Temple, Texas, during the Great Depression and helped his family by working odd jobs, such as delivering telegrams and scraping the mortar off used bricks. His job as a soda jerk, where he could eat all the ice cream he wanted, is where he probably acquired his lifelong love for ice cream. At the age of 18 he volunteered for the Army and first served with the First Cavalry Division in El Paso, Texas, where he enjoyed horse soldier training. There at a USO dance he met Carlyne Gae Jeter. They were married on Nov. 1, 1941, just about a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, Loyd was a First Aid Medic in the Pacific Front, mostly in the Philippines. He had a great admiration for General MacArthur. He remained in the armed services for 20 years, working in hospital administration and as a drill sergeant. During this time, he and his wife and two sons lived in a variety of places, including Japan and France during the 1950s. While in France he joined the Masonic...

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Sipes, Bonnie Boesch Mrs. – Obituary

Bonnie B. Sipes, 44, Dies at Dallas Bonnie Lee Boesch Sipes, 44, a native of this valley, passed away in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1979. She was born January 1, 1935 in Haines, Oregon to Ferdinand and Bertha Warfield Boesch. She attended school in Muddy Creek and graduated from North Powder High School in 1953. She was active in 4-H for nine years. She was employed at the Record Courier in Baker for one year as a secretary and in art and type composition design before moving to Portland, Oregon where she was employed at the Oregon Woolen Mills. She continued her interest in Art and dress design and later attended dress design school in San Francisco. She was married to Kenneth L. Sipes. They traveled extensively, living for a time in Jamaica before returning to Dallas, Texas where she has resided since. She owned and operated the B & D Composing Co. in Dallas. Besides her parents in Haines, she leaves three daughters, Melissa Dawn, Melinda Joyce, and Michelle Sipes of Dallas; two sisters, Annabelle Boesch of Tacoma, WA., and Dora May Wells of Portland. OR.; one brother, Donald Boesch of Baker; two nephews and two nieces; and uncle, Glen Warfield of North Powder; two aunts, Mrs. Roy May of Sumner, WA., and Mrs. Ruby Brown of Everett, WA. Mrs. Sipes laid in state at Laurel Land...

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Biography of C. B. McVay

C. B. McVay is secretary and treasurer of the Western States Portland Cement Company of Independence. He has been identified with the manufacture and sale of cement for over fifteen years, that having been the chief work of his life. He was born in Yankton, South Dakota, in 1878. His ancestors, the McVays, were Scotch people who settled in Pennsylvania more than a century ago. The father, William H. McVay, was born at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1839, was reared and married near Warren County, Ohio, his wife, Rebecca Rutan, being a native of Trumbull County, Ohio. In 1876 he moved out to Yankton, South Dakota, and was a well known banker of that city until his death in 1907. His widow now resides in Portland, Oregon. Politically he was a republican and was a member of the Masonic fraternity. The five children were: Mary, wife of George Wilson, a farmer living at Portland, Oregon; William H., connected with a wholesale hardware house at Portland, Oregon; C. B. McVay; H. G. McVay, a mechanical engineer at Portland; and Catherine B., living with her mother. Mr. McVay attended public school in Yankton and for two years was a student in Yankton College. Leaving school in 1900, he came east to Union City, Michigan, and was assistant chemist of the cement plant there for three years. Returning to Yankton, he spent seven...

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