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Biography of Oliver Wilson Fail

Oliver Wilson Fail. One of the most popular citizens of Cherokee County is O. W. Fail, recently clerk of the District Court at Columbus, and now engaged in the real estate business at Baxter Springs. Mr. Fail had had a varied and active career. He had been a hard worker, had associated with men who work with their hands as well as with their brains, and he long held a card of active membership in the ranks of that army connected with the operation of street and interurban electric lines. In all the relationships of his life he had shown himself worthy of trust and confidence, and it was this stable feature of his character which brought about his election to his public office. He was born in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, May 23, 1883. When he was three years of age his parents removed to Lansing, Kansas, and he began his education in the public schools there. Later, when his parents removed to a farm at Springhill in Johnson County, he attended the rural schools from 1892 to 1896. In 1896 they removed to Argentine, Kansas, and he finished his education in the grade schools there. In 1902 Mr. Fail, then nineteen years of age, took up the serious responsibilities of life on his own account. Going to Wyandotte, now a part of Kansas City, Kansas, he entered...

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Fisher, Albert – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Well Known Haines Resident Passes Albert Fisher, 75, Was Active Citizen Albert Lindsey Fisher, 75, Haines died Friday afternoon in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mr. Fisher, son of James R. and Minerva Fisher, was born in Edwardsville, Kansas June 19, 1888. He came to Oregon in 1907 and lived at Haines where he was a rancher and farmer, except for five years when he was a crew foreman for the California Forest Service. He was married to Emma Belle Welch in Haines on March 15, 1911. He was a member of the Grange, of the Baker county Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, was in charge of and was one of the organizers of the Eastern Oregon Museum. He is remembered for his liberal help to young people in Baker County. Mr. Fisher was injured in 1935 while working for the Forest Service. After spending several years hospitalized and undergoing treatments, he returned to the Haines area in 1941. He was a past captain of the Sheriff’s Posse and until his last illness was active in all of the events of the group, taking part in search and rescue work as well as the other activities of the posse, despite the handicap of his crutches. An avid horseman, Mr. Fisher assisted many youngsters in the proper care and grooming of their animals and the art of shoeing. Mr. Fisher,...

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Morin, Helen Mary Margarete Fisher Mrs. – Obituary

Helen Mary Margarete Fisher Morin, 95. passed away at the home of her daughter, Vivian, in Pleasant View, Utah in July, 2003. Helen was born September 16,1907, in Edwardsville, Kansas to Mary Maiden and Charles 0. Fisher. Helen’s family moved to the North Powder/Wolf Creek area in 1914 where she received her education. In 1981, she moved to Utah to live with her daughter Vivian and family. She married Pierce Phillip Morin on July 3, 1926, in Baker City. Their marriage was solemnized in 1954 in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Helen was a loving, caring mother, wife, sister, daughter and grandmother. She was an immaculate homemaker and a wonderful cook. She was also a beautiful seamstress and donated several handcrafted baby blankets to Primary Children’s Hospital. Helen played the piano by ear and had a lovely soprano voice. She was active in many organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the PTA, Toastmistress and Garden Clubs in Baker and Lake Counties in Oregon. She is survived by her children Gerald (Margie) Morin. Whittier Calif., Roger (Robin) Morin LaGrande, Vivian (Eldon) Haag, Pleasant View, Utah, Virginia Morin, Ontario, Oregon. Eleven grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted Morin. Gladys Ward and Nellie Brannock all of Baker City, Claude (Elaine) Morin,...

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