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Fleetwood, Arnold Eugene “Arnie” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Arnold Eugene “Arnie” Fleetwood, 69, of Baker City, died Dec. 6, 2002. At his request, there will be no services, and he will be interred with his son, Mike. Arnie was born Jan. 2, 1933, to George William and Ruth Marie McGragh Fleetwood in Omaha, Neb. He was raised in orphanages most all of his youth, but received an education and graduated in Omaha. In 1950, Arnie joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea for three years. During Arnie’s life, he enjoyed working in various occupations. He worked construction, logged on the Oregon Coast, worked underground in a copper mine in Arizona and spent 1974 to 1976 working on the Alaska pipeline. Arnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, prospecting, crabbing on the coast, and the outdoors in general. These past five years he has lived in the Richland, Durkee and Baker City area. Survivors include his companion, Jane Fields of Baker City; sons, Arnie and Ron; and one granddaughter, Shawna Fleetwood of Santa Rosa, Calif. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael, who died Feb. 12, 1999. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 13, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Charles J. Smith

Charles J. Smith, Manager of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company, was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky, March 13, 1854, and is the son of Charles F. and Z. A. ( Jackson) Smith. His father was a merchant at Nicholasville for several years, but in 1857, removed to Kansas City, Missouri, where he died in 1877. In the latter city, the subject of this sketch was educated in a private school until he reached the age of fourteen, when he entered Blackburn University at Carlinville, Illinois, from which institution he graduated in 1870. After graduation he spent one year as a clerk in a real estate office in Kansas City. In August, 1871, he began his railroad career as store-keeper in the employ of the Missouri River, Fort Scott & Gulf railroad, now known as the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis railroad, being thus employed for a year and a half. This service was followed by a period of clerk-ship in the office of the Master Mechanic and as chief clerk of the motor power. He then spent three years as clerk in the auditor’s office of the same road and of the Leavensworth, Lawrence & Galveston railroad, afterwards known as the Kansas City, Leavensworth & Southern. In 1878, he became acting or assistant auditor of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf; Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern; Atkinson &...

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