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Location: Eureka California

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Clarence Victor Thompson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The subject of this sketch was born in Eureka, Humboldt County, California, October 27, 1881. He received his education in the grammar and high schools; and attended business college until he decided to study medicine. He entered the Cooper Medical College, and after he graduated, immediately entered the City and County Hospital at San Francisco as house physician. He then removed to Eureka and became acting assistant surgeon and officer in command of the station. After two years he left for Alaska, practicing there for two years before locating in Pescadero, where he has been more than successful. Two years ago Dr. Thompson entered the political field and was elected supervisor from his district, which term he is now serving. Dr. Thompson is a member of the Masonic and Elk...

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Biography of Frank Harris

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hon. Frank Harris, the leading lawyer of the bar of Weiser, and a member of the state senate of Idaho, is a native of California, his birth having occurred at Placerville, on the 20th of June. 1854. He is the second in order of birth in a family of seven children, whose parents were William and T. E. (Saltzman) Harris. The Harris family is of English descent and was founded in Virginia in colonial days. William Harris, the grandfather of our subject, was born in the Old Dominion, and when the Revolutionary war was inaugurated aided in the struggle for independence. His son, William Harris, was born in Virginia, in November. 1809, and after attaining the age of forty years he married Miss T. E. Saltzman, a lady of German lineage. In 1849 William Harris removed to California, where he engaged in mining for a number of years, but later devoted his energies to farming in Humboldt county, where his death occurred in 1886, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. His estimable wife still survives him, and is now seventy years of age. All of their seven children are also living. Frank Harris acquired his literary education in the public schools of California, and on determining to make the practice of law his life work...

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Burnaugh, Dorothy Lillian McGowan – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Oregon Dorothy “Dottie” Lillian McGowan Burnaugh, 96, died March 16, 2004, in Eureka, Calif. She was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Enterprise to Claude A. and Olive (Boswell) Lockwood. While growing up in Enterprise, favorite childhood memories included entertaining the neighborhood by playing the piano with Orva and Bernice McFetridge on violin. She also won the Charleston dance contest in high school and played piano for the silent movies. After high school she attended Oregon Agricultural College (now Eastern Oregon University) in La Grande to study music followed by a return to the Portland area to study to become a secretary. She moved to San Francisco and worked for the brokerage house E. A. Pierce, rising to the position of executive secretary for the resident partner after the firm became known as Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Bean, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She married coworker Terence Henry McGowan in 1934. After a divorce, she married childhood friend Samuel Lyle Burnaugh in 1953 and returned to Portland. They teamed up playing music, golfing, fixing up and beautifying homes and thrilling others with outstanding artwork. Survivors include a son, Ross McGowan; a daughter, Terry Sue Myers; four grandchildren Cynthia Myers, Kristin and husband Lance Downs, Jeffrey McGowan and Kipp McGowan; two great grandchildren Logan and Kelsey...

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Brandt, Shelby Lynn Strange – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt Shelby Brandt, a former Enterprise resident, died April 21, 2007, in La Grande. She was 23. A memorial service will be held in La Grande April 26 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park. A complete obituary will follow at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, April 26, 2007 Contributed By: Sue Wells Second Obit. Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt died suddenly April 21, 2007, in La Grande. She was 23. Ms. Brandt was born Feb. 7, 1984, in Eureka, Calif. She attended elementary schools in Humboldt County, and secondary schools in Eastern Oregon. She graduated in June 2006 from Eastern Oregon University with a dual bachelors degree in psychology and political science. She lived in La Grande with the love of her life, Troy Howell. From an early age, Ms. Brandt was dynamic, earning her the nicknames Sparkle-plenty and Shelby Sunshine. Her humor was infectious and her sense of justice was swift. As a child, she was in 4-H and FFA and showed animals at fairs in both states. She rode and showed her horses Fawn, Babe, and Prince. She had a gift with animals. Ms. Brandt loved to cook and feed people, a talent she learned from her mother, expanded on in 4-H, and perfected in college hosting dinners for...

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Brandt, Shelby Lynn Strange – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt, 23, of La Grande, died unexpectedly April 21. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Park. A second service is planned for 11 a.m. Sunday at the home of Harry Metaxas in Eel Rock, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Shelby was born Feb. 7, 1984, in Eureka, Calif. She attended elementary school in Humboldt County and secondary school in Eastern Oregon. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science in June 2006. Shelby lived in La Grande with the love of her life, Troy Howell. From an early age, Shelby was dynamic. Her humor was infectious and her sense of justice swift. A member of both 4-H and FFA, she showed animals at fairs in California and Oregon. Shelby loved to cook and feed people, which she learned from her mother, expanded on in 4-H and perfected in college hosting dinners for “her boys.” At EOU she was instrumental in the establishment of the Young Republicans organization. Shelby won awards for her ceramics and had several pieces shown and sold in Kelly’s Gallery in Joseph. She also loved to paint and crochet. She had a passion for music and dance and enjoyed camping....

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Baxter, Phaedra Dune – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Phaedra Dune Baxter, 62, of La Grande died on Oct. 26. A celebration of Phaedra’s life is planned and the details will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center. She was born Pamela Bernice Bishop on Oct. 13, 1945, to Edward Fletcher Bishop and Bernice May Bedford in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was raised in Sumas, Wash., then moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended grade school. The family moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Lynwood High School in 1963. There, Phaedra became active in school and community theatre, nurturing a lifelong love of drama and costume. In 1964, she married Lloyd Woolery and they had two children, David and Douglas. During that time, she worked as a draftsman and was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease she battled throughout her life and that ultimately led to her death. After a divorce, she married Kenneth Hoke, a chemical engineer. She convinced him to apply for jobs overseas and they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1973. Her ability to attract adventure moved front and center, capped by requesting a meeting with Moammar al-Qaddafi after her villa had been appropriated by one of his generals. The upshot was a new villa. She traveled extensively in Europe and maintained a flat in...

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Gordon, Arlie F. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Arlie F. Gordon, 76, of Union, died March 17 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery with a celebration of life potluck to follow at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse. Services are casual dress. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Arlie was born Aug. 9, 1931, to Ralph and Lillian Gordon in Eureka, Calif. The only boy of four children, he was raised on the family ranch in Showers Pass, Calif. Arlie worked all around that area for many years. He married Dorene McPherson and raised two children, Candy and Abe. In 1969 the family moved to Summerville, Calif., where he worked for Sierra Pacific as a truck driver for 16 years. He and Dorene divorced in 1981. He married his wife, the love of his life, Karen, on Oct. 22, 1982, in Reno. They were together for 25 years. He became dad to her four children: Jackie, Stormie, Marty and Debbie. In 1992, they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley where Arlie became involved in many things. He worked for the Union Cemetery District for the last 11 1/2 years. He was on the Planning Commission for seven years before serving eight years on the Union City Council...

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Biography of John B. Andrews

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John B. Andrews. Cowley County knew John B. Andrews during the later period of a very active and strenuous time. Mr. Andrews was one of Arkansas City’s substantial business men and highly esteemed citizens, and died there August 7, 1913. His was a long life, and it was lived in a number of different places, practically all over the West. He was born at Massena, New York, June 9, 1837, and he was seventy-six years of age when he died. His father, John B. Andrews, Sr., owned a large part of the townsite of Massena, New York, built the first store there, and that old building is still standing. John B. Andrews, Sr., was a native of New Hampshire, and died at Massena, New York. The late Mr. Andrews grew up in Massena, attended the common schools, and received the degree A. B. from the Gouverneur Institute of New York. On completing his education he went to what was then the Far Northwest, and for two years served as assistant postmaster at Minneapolis. In 1861 he went out to California, locating at Eureka, where he did mining, bought gold, bought and sold general merchandise and also conducted the postoffice. He was the chief business man at Eureka for eight years. During the Civil war he served...

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