Location: Dewey County OK

Biographical Sketch of F. C. Hoyt

F. C. Hoyt. As a banker in Oklahoma and Southern Kansas F. C. Hoyt is widely known and his financial ability united with his conservative judgment has placed him in the front rank of bankers in the two states. He is now a resident of Wichita and president of the Union State Bank of that city. Though born in Keokuk County, Iowa, in 1873, Mr. Hoyt was brought by his parents in 1876 to Portis, Osborne County, Kansas, and thus grew up to imbibe the spirit and atmosphere of Kansas life. His education came partly from public schools and partly from Stockton College, and as a youth he learned the printer’s trade. As a journeyman printer he worked in a number of cities throughout the country and had the usual interesting experiences of one who follows that trade. He was among the early settlers of Oklahoma Territory, and for one year conducted a weekly paper at Taloga in Dewey County. In the same county in 1898 he engaged in the drug business at Seiling, and gave four years to that enterprise. It was at Seiling that he first entered banking, establishing the First National Bank, of which he became president, and he is still at head of that institution, which, however, is only one of the various banks with which his name is identified. In 1902 he organized the...

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McAlary, Charles – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Charles McAlary, 86, of Baker City died Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services with his family at his bedside. His graveside service was today at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice officiated. Friends joined the family after the service for a reception at the family home. Charles McAlary was born at Vici, Okla., on Feb. 23, 1918, to Thomas S. McAlary and Ethel Lea Speck McAlary. He attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse at Price Creek, Colo., and high school at Collbran, Colo. He married Hazel Maxine Bowman on Nov. 19, 1939, at Vici, Okla. They spent the majority of their married lives at Collbran and on the family ranch at Rifle, Colo., where they raised their seven children. In 1967 Charles, Hazel and three of their children moved to Baker City where they purchased and operated a coin-op laundry until their retirement in 1980. Charles enjoyed traveling with his children, woodworking, mechanics and especially reading. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Hazel; daughter Joyce; four brothers; one sister; and one great-great-granddaughter. Survivors include six children and their spouses: Edris Moore and her husband, Norlin, of Big Piney, Wyo., Betty Johnson and her husband, Fred, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Melvyn McAlary of Baker City, Ralph McAlary and his wife, Janet, of Santa Rosa Beach,...

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Dinger, Jiles D. – Obituary

Sumpter, Oregon Dinger, Jiles D. Jiles D. Dinger, 91, a former Sumpter and Baker City resident, died Sunday, December 28, 2003, at Kellogg, Idaho, while recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall. His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. MST Monday at the Valley View Cemetery in Vale. Pastor Roy Obermeier of Willowcreek Community Church at Willowcreek will officiate. Vault interment will be after the service. Jiles Dennis Dinger was born at Taloga, Okla., on July 28, 1912. He worked on a farm for 20 years. He also was part owner of the Sumpter Supply Store. He loved mining and worked in different mines in Baker County. He married Theta Hazel Rea at Vale on July 13, 1932. She died Jan. 18, 2003. They had many happy years together. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather to all of his family. Survivors include his sons, Paul Dinger of Parma, Idaho, Kent Dinger of Vale and Dale Dinger of Kingston, Idaho; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 70 years, Theta; one brother, Lloyd Dinger; and one sister, Freda Desmit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 2, 2004...

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Dimmick, Lucy A. Warner Mrs. – Obituary

Lucy A. Dimmick, of La Grande, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2002, at Evergreen Health and Rehab Center in La Grande. Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Art Evans of La Grande’s New Life Center-Assembly of God Church in La Grande will officiate. Mrs. Dimmick was born Oct. 16, 1906, at Linsley, Okla. She was a daughter of Albert J. and Jennie E. Coates Warner. She married Willard R. Reeves in September 1935 at Fay, Okla. They had a son, which died as an infant. The couple later separated. She met and married James E. Dimmick, an evangelist minister, in Oklahoma during his travels. They were married in 1958 at Raton, N.M., and they settled in Baker City shortly afterward. He died in 1972. She loved children and always admired people who had them. She loved to quilt and made beautiful ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, son and family. She is survived by her friends and church family in La Grande and special friends, Terri Folsom of Coos Bay and Art Evans of La Grande. Memorial contributions may be made to La Grande’s New Life Center through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 20, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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