Location: Delta County CO

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Lucius Cozzens Rice

Lucius Cozzens Rice, state treasurer of Idaho and one of the leading business men of the commonwealth, is a native of Riceville, Fulton county, New York, where he was born June 30, 1867. being the only son now living that was born to the marriage of Harvey P. and Sarah C. Rice. The Rice family is one of the oldest in Central New York; and in the old dwelling, which is still standing, and in which Mr. Rice was born, five generations have lived. This residence was built prior to the war for American independence, by Colonel Oliver Rice, who was a soldier under Washington. Mr. Rice prepared for college at the Clinton Seminary, at Clinton, New York, and subsequently entered Union College at Schenectady, same state, where he took the classical course, was president of his class and a member of the college society, Alpha Delta Phi. Completing his college course, Mr. Rice came west and first located at Gunnison, Colorado, and later was engaged in merchandising at Sapinero, Colorado, for nine months, and then for some time at Delta, the same state; and in 1891 he came to Idaho, on horseback, looking for a location, and settled at St. Anthony, where, under the firm name of Rice & Findley, he opened a general merchandise store. This business venture has been a success from its inception and has...

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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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McGranahan, Chester Claude – Obituary

Chester C. McGranahan, 65, senior vice-president of the National Bank of Commerce, in charge of all branches outside Seattle, Ellensburg pioneer, World War I veteran and one of the state’s best known bankers, died at the family home in Bellevue Sunday morning [October 6, 1957] and will be buried in Ellensburg Tuesday. His wife, the former Edith Schnebly is a member of the family of one of the valley’s earliest settlers. He was born in Delta, Colo. in 1892 and moved with his parents to Ellensburg in 1900. His father was the late Thomas Harvey McGranahan, and his mother, Anna Findley McGranahan. He went through the Ellensburg schools, was a graduate of Ellensburg High School and was graduated from the University of Washington in 1914. In 1916 he was married to Edith Schnebly, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Schnebly. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Dr. Thomas C. McGranahan of Cashmere and four grandchildren, Carrie and Tommy McGranahan of Cashmere and Byrce and Bradley Baker of Ellensburg. His daughter Helen (Mrs. Earnest Baker) died 11 months ago of cancer, the same malady that caused his death. He joined the staff of the Farmers Bank, Ellensburg in 1915 and in 1924 was promoted to vice president. In 1928 he organized a group to purchase the Farmers Bank from the late R. Lee Barnes...

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Shock, Melvin Wallace – Obituary

Mel Shock, 86, Was Pine Area Livestockman Melvin Wallace Shock, 86, of Halfway, passed away Sunday, May 10, at Cedar Manor Nursing home. His Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, 1981 at 1:00 pm. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. The Rev. Sidney Sandusky officiated. Langrell Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Shock was born in Delta, Colorado on Jan. 29, 1895 to George and Mary Shock. He attended schools in Rock Creek, Muddy Creek, Haines, and Pine. He came to Baker Valley as a small child and then settled in Pine Valley in 1910 where he lived the rest of his life. He was a farmer and stockman there. He wed Lora Bell Irwin June 27, 1922, in Halfway. She preceded him in death on March 23, 1948. Also preceding him in death was his brother Jess and sisters Hattie Shock, and Lizzie Long and a nephew Floyd Long. Surviving are his nieces Dora Allen, Georgia Sieg, Mabel Dinnick all of Baker, Pansy Maxwell of Haines and Beulah Bell of Redmond, Oregon; also a sister-in-law, Bessie Peterson, of Halfway; and many great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends. Source:The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 1981 Contributed by: Belva...

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Long, Carrie Elizabeth Shock Mrs. – Obituary

Funeral serviced for Elizabeth C. (Lizzie) Long, 92 of 2215 2nd St., a long time Baker and Haines resident will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Gerald C. Nelson of the United Methodist Church in Baker and Haines will officiate. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Long died Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born April 2, 1886 in Weatherford, Texas, the daughter of George and Mary Wallace Shock. She first came to Baker County when she was five years old. She received her education in Delta, Colorado and at Muddy Creek and Rock Creek. She was married to Archie Jackson Long in Baker on July 23, 1905. They ranched in Baker County in the Haines area for many years. Mr. Long preceded her in death in 1966. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Haines and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the Haines Ladies Aid. Survivors include five daughters, Dora Allen, Georgia Sieg and Mabel Dinnick all of Baker, Pansy Maxwell of Haines, and Beulah Bell of Redmond; one brother, Melvin Shock of Halfway; fifteen grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her son, Floyd A....

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Delta County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Read Cemetery Cedaredge Cedaredge Cemetery Cory Cory Cemetery Delta Delta City Cemetery Delta Municipal Cemetery Mesa View Cemetery Eckert Eckert Cemetery Hotchkiss Riverside Cemetery Paonia Bethlehem Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Cory Cory Cemetery Crawford Crawford Cemetery Maher Cemetery Old Crawford Cemetery Delta Mesa View Cemetery View the Transcriptions The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Delta County, Colorado GenWeb Delta Memory Gardens Mesa View Cemetery Paonia Bethlehem Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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McBath, Marguerite Edith Long Mrs. – Obituary

Marguerite Edith McBath, 81, of La Grande, and a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 4, 2000, at an assisted living facility. A celebration of life service was Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande, with the Rev. Norman Shrumm officiating. Mrs. McBath was born Sept. 3, 1919, at Delta, Colo., to Leslie and Emma (Ensley) Long. She moved with her family to Aberdeen, Idaho, where she graduated from Aberdeen High School. She later moved to Baker City, where she owned the Baker Flower Shop. She married Raymond McBath in 1963. Mrs. McBath was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and Beta Sigma Phi in La Grande. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and hunting. Mrs. McBath is survived by her children, Ila Mayer of Portland, Bill Baker of Kennewick, Jerry Baker of Baker City, Jerry McBath of Portland, Jim McBath of Meridian, Idaho, and DeeAnn Rischell of Meridian; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Beddoes of St. George, Utah, and Doris Moore of Meridian; brothers, Kenneth Long of Renton, Wash., Bruce Long of Napa, Calif., Harold Long of Anderson, Calif., and Sam Long of Roseburg; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McBath, and by three brothes. Contributions in Mrs. McBath’s memory may be made to the Presbyterian Women’s Guild in care of Daniels Chapel of...

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