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Watson, Rex Jay – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Rex Jay Watson, 55, of La Grande died Dec. 13 at a local care center. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in La Grande. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Watson was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio, to Finley James and Wilma (Edmiston) Watson. He attended schools in Dayton. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was proud to serve his country in the 82nd Airborne Special Forces Ranger division during the Vietnam era. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Dayton for a time before moving to Laramie, Wyo., before finally settling in La Grande. On Jan. 21, 1978, he married Sharon Ann Redden. Together the couple not only raised their own children but many other children over the years. Rex received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts from Washington State University in 1992 and became an accomplished artist in oil painting and was known as an expert in the art of flint-knapping. He volunteered his gift of art to children every year at the Cove Cherry Festival and at Arts For All. He also enjoyed fishing and had a great sense of humor, wisdom and creativity. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of La Grande; his mother, Wilma Ohler of Kettering, Ohio; children, Kiley Watson of...

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Bowman, Carrie Lampe – Obituary

Carrie (Lampe) Bowman, 91, of 114 Cynthia St., died Sept. 3, 1984, at Froh Community Home, Sturgis, following a four-year illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1892 in Burr Oak Township, a daughter of Helmuth Henry and Ida (Waterstraut) Lampe. On Sept. 3, 1912, she married Frank Athol Bowman in Sturgis. He died in 1951. She was a Bronson resident since 1931. She was of the Evangelical Lutheran faith and attended the Bronson Baptist Church for many years. She was employed by the Sturgis Journal from age 16-20, when the owner was E. A. Ferrier. During World War II she was employed at Wright-Patterson, Dayton, Ohio and from 1935 until her retirement at age 65, at the Bronson Reel Co. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard B. (Geraldine) Wolfe, Bronson; one son, Wallace R. Bowman Sr., Sturgis; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Relatives and friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Kubasiak-Kolcz Funeral Home, Bronson. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Clinton Housely officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Sturgis Journal, September 4, 1984 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Ira C. Buzick

Ira C. Buzick was one of the pioneer lawyers of Lincoln County. He was the first man elected to represent that county in the State Legislature after the county was formally organized in 1870. He had a long and active career as a lawyer and in public affairs, and the name is still continued on the professional rolls of the Kansas bar through his son, Alonson Ruckman Buzick of Salina. Ira C. Buzick was born June 21, 1841, at Dayton, Ohio. His parents were also native Ohioans. At the age of twenty-two he took up the study of law, and when twenty-five years of age graduated from Allegheny College at Meadville, Pennsylvania. He soon afterwards went west and first located for practice at Oregon, Missouri. In 1868 he represented Holt County in the Missouri Legislature. He also founded the New Era, the first republican paper even published at Savannah, Missouri. Besides his newspaper work and his practice as a lawyer he served for a time as principal of an academy at Savannah. In 1870 Ira C. Buzick came out to Kansas and located in Lincoln County. Lincoln County was created about 1867, but it had no civil organization until 1870. Mr. Buzick took an active part in that process by which the county was organized, and in the election of November of that year he was chosen to represent...

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Biography of J. R. Bayley, M.D.

J.R. BAYLEY, M.D. – Doctor Bayley, to whom has fallen an unusual portion of public labor and honor, was born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1820. His mother dying, he was cared for by his grandmother, through whose liberality he received an ample education. In 1839 he moved to Clay county, Missouri, but two years later returned to Ohio, and in 1847 began the study of medicine in South Charleston with Doctors Skinner and Steele. He also attended the medical school at Cleveland in 1849, and the next year studied at the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati. Upon graduating from this institution in 1851, he returned to South Charleston, practicing medicine, and a year later continued his profession at Louisburg. He was married in Xenia in 1852 to Miss Elizabeth Harpole, and remained in Louisburg until the autumn of 1854. In this year he prepared to cross the continent to Oregon, and reached our state in May, 1855, settling at Lafayette and practicing his profession. Besides his regular work, he was here engaged in political labors, being elected councilman for the counties of Yamhill and Clatsop to serve in the territorial legislature in 1856. He resigned his seat, however, in 1857, and moved to Corvallis, where he practiced medicine for many years. Here also political preferment was bestowed; and he was elected judge of Benton county. In 1864 he was...

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Biography of Anderson Cox

ANDERSON COX. – There has never lived a man in the Northwest more worthy of commemoration than that pioneer of 1845, Anderson Cox. He was born near Dayton, Ohio, in 1812, of Quaker parentage, and moved with the family to Indiana in 1830, and claimed a share in the home formed on the Wabash river at Attica. He was married in 1836 to Miss Julia Walter, and in 1840 removed to New London, Iowa. In 1845, with his wife and four children, he made the journey to Oregon, and was in the company of immigrants who endured the privations and rugged experiences of the “Meek cut-off”. At the Des Chutes, the crossing of this turbulent river was effected by drawing the loaded wagon-beds over as ferries by means of ropes. Two canoes served to convey the family and their goods from The Dalles to a point known as Parker’s cabin, on the Lower Columbia. A return to The Dalles from this point was attempted, with flour for the immigrants still coming, and with the purpose of bringing down the wagons left at the mission. The journey, however, was discontinued at the Cascades, as there the flour was all given away to hungry parties coming from above, and as news was received that the wagons had been burned by the Indians. Returning to the Willamette, he found work and an...

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Derksen, Helen Mae Martin Mrs. – Obituary

Helen Mae Derksen, 93, a resident of the Baker City area for the past six years, died Jan. 13, 2006, at Pendleton, where she was living temporarily. Her memorial service was today at the New Bridge Church of the Nazarene near Richland, where she had attended regularly for the past three years. Her cremains will be buried later with her husband at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Derksen was born on Nov. 17, 1912, in Dayton, Ohio, to George and Louise McClelland Martin. She was educated in Ohio and graduated from Davis Business College there. She also graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She married William J. Derksen on Sept. 20, 1942, at Long Beach, Calif. She was a clerical worker most of her career, working at Douglas Aircraft and Norton Air Force Base in Southern California. She also was a California state social worker for a short time. She retired in 1972 after moving to Oregon and working for a few years. Mrs. Derksen grew up in a Christian home and attended church all of her life. The church was her life, family members said. She was a member of a Brethren Church in Southern California. She and her husband were among the first members of the Morning Star Community Church at Salem, where they lived in the 1980s. After moving to Baker City in...

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