Location: Duluth Minnesota

Nelson, David Henry – Obituary

David H. Nelson, 67, long prominent wheat grower of Umatilla County, and one of the first four in this county to use caterpillar-and-combine, died at 8 o’clock this morning [May 22, 1939] at his farm home. Death came without warning, his passing being due to a sudden attack of heart disease. Mr. Nelson was born in Finland, Nov. 30, 1872, and came to America in 1881 with his parents who settled in Duluth. He came westward in 1889 to Clatsop County and with the industry which was characteristic of him, worked as a life guard and fisherman at Astoria, where he was later fire chief. He came to this county in 1893, worked as a farm hand for four years and later rented land on the reservation. In 1901 he bought his present holdings, known as Locust Hill farm, a short distance from Pendleton on the Nelson grade. It now comprises 1600 acres for the Pendleton airport site. He also owned a Seaside home, bought in 1910. In addition to his farming interests here, he was interested in Montana holdings and was president of the Brady (Mont.) Irrigation Co. He is given the credit for the success of this enterprise. In addition, he introduced the summer fallow method in Montana, as well as modern machinery methods. He was, for years, one of the most active and staunchest republicans in...

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Olin Hatheway Todd of Barnum MN

Olin Hatheway Todd10, (Charles F.9, Walter S.8, Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 26, 1878, in Chicago, Ill., married Feb. 22, 1901, Addie Dickinson. He graduated from the Duluth, Minn., High School. He is now (1912) engaged in the stock and poultry business in Barnum, Minn. Child: 2801. Georgie, b. April 15,...

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Charles Ferdinand Todd of Duluth MN

Charles Ferdinand Todd9, (Walter S.8, Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 25, 1844, in Cooperstown, N. Y., married June 1, 1871, Harriet Ophelia, daughter of Hon. Elnathan and Salome (Cushman) Hathaway, who was born in Assonet Village, Freetown, Mass. Her mother was a cousin of Charlotte Cushman, the actress. Soon after their marriage, they went to Chicago, Ill., where he engaged in the wholesale produce business and which he continued for several years. Later he moved to Duluth, Minn., where he was a dealer in fancy butter. They lived in Chicago at the time of the great fire. Children: 2603. Frank Buffington, b. Oct. 14, 1874, d. April 23, 1875. *2604. Olin H., b....

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Brown, Gerald Wilber – Obituary

Gerald Wilbur Brown, 88, of Baker City, died Sept. 12, 2005, at Settlers Park. At his request, cremation was held with private interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Vananda City, Mont. He was raised in Duluth, Minn., and received his education there. Mr. Brown married Ann Diebekis on Nov. 7, 1952, in Cloquet, Minn. The family came to Baker City in 1955 from Canyon City. He enjoyed playing the accordion, harmonica and guitar. He was a member of Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness. He is survived by daughters Grace Schramm of Duluth, Minn. and Norma Axelson of Minnesota; stepsons, Frank, James, Gerald and Dan Trader; stepdaughter, Luci Myers-Sohler; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Syneva Farliegh and Ruth Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann, three brothers and one sister. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory may direct them to the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness. This may be done through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 16, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Henry Howland Chase, M. D.

Holding in high estimate the duties and responsibilities which his position involved, and more than ordinarily successful as a medical practitioner surgeon, Dr. Henry H. Chase is well remembered in Rock Island, the city in which he spent the later years of his life. He was an American of the highest type, and of purest blood, as well. His lineage on both sides is traceable for many generations back on American soil. His mother is a direct descendant of John Howland of Mayflower fame. His father was a relative of the late Chief Justice Chase of the United States Supreme Court. Henry Howland Chase was born October 7, 1858, in Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, and died May 22, 1906, at Rock Island. His father was Albion Pierce Chase, himself a physician, and his mother, Deborah Cushing (Howland) Chase. The father was a native of Maine and the mother of Massachusetts. The couple came west and located at Amboy, Illinois, in 1856, living there till the husband’s death May 27, 1879. The father graduated in the School of Alapaphon, and after coming west took up the practice of Homeopathy, and has practiced in both schools after that. Our subject received his general education in the public schools of Amboy, at a school for boys at Waltham, Massachusetts, and the State Normal at Bloomington, Illinois. His professional training was received at...

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