Location: Exeter Missouri

Biography of Jesse P. Briscoe

JESSE P. BRISCOE. The time has never been that the prescription drug gist was not of as great importance to a community as the physician. Indeed it would be difficult to name a branch of business that is more indispensably important than that devoted to the sale and importation of drugs and the preparation of prescriptions. Neither is there any line of business demanding more ability and scientific knowledge. One of the eminent prescription druggists of Harrison, Arkansas, is Jesse P. Briscoe, who is a gentleman of bright talent and enterprise. He was born in Benton County, Arkansas, May 15, 1856, the fifth of twelve children born to James and Martha (King) Briscoe, the former of whom was born in Tennessee, and with his father, John Briscoe, became a resident of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, the latter’s death occurring in that county. James Briscoe attained manhood in Greene County, and when still young removed to Berry County, Missouri, and later to Benton County, Arkansas, being a resident of the latter place when the war came up. In 1864 he returned to Berry County, Missouri, and was there living at the time of his death, which occurred in 1886, when sixty years of age. His wife, who was a native of Tennessee, died in 1879, a daughter of Jesse King. She bore her husband the following children: Jane who is...

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Babb, James Harrison – Obituary

Professor emeritus James Harrison BABB of San Luis Obispo died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1990, at his residence. He was 79. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reis Chapel in San Luis Obispo. The Rev. Deane Keller of Grace Church in San Luis Obispo will officiate. Burial will follow at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park. Mr. Babb was born July 5, 1920, in Macomb, MO. He moved to Exeter in 1929, at the age of nine. He graduated from Exeter High School. He was in the Navy from 1942 to 1946 and served as a torpedo man mate in the South Pacific. He married Barbara Tenycke June 7, 1946. During the 1950s, the young couple were missionaries to the Tully Indian Reservation in the San Joaquin Valley. They founded the Visalia Printing Company in 1953 and sold it in 1959. They moved to San Luis Obispo in 1959. Mr. Babb was a professor at Cal Poly for 23 years, teaching printing in the Graphic Communications Department from 1959 to 1982. He was an active member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Grover City, serving as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of Gideons and the Civil Air Patrol of San Luis Obispo. He enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Babb is survived by two sons, James M. Babb of San Luis Obispo and Michael R. Babb of...

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Hickman, Daniel “Lank” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Daniel ‘Lank’ Hickman 94, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 15, 2002, at his home. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Private interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Hickman was born on Jan. 30, 1908, at Exeter, Barry County, Mo., to William and Elizabeth Metcalf Hickman. He married Bessie Lee of Washburn, Mo., on Dec. 21, 1927. He and his wife moved to Oregon in 1940 and had lived on 19th Street in Baker City for 25 years. Mr. Hickman loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Hickman of Baker City; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, some special nieces and nephews and many good neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 22, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Lee, Gladys E. Ridenour Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Gladys E. Lee, 96, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 18, 2001, at St Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Lee was born Oct. 29, 1905, at Exeter, Mo., to Charles and Rosa Ridenour. Gladys Ridenour and James Larkin Lee were married in the spring of 1924. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mrs. Lee loved the outdoors, especially gardening. She was very talented musically, and provided many hours of entertainment to her family by playing the organ. Her family was very important to her as she was to them. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed having friends and relatives in for meals. Her family voted her as the best cook in the world! She was loved by all her family and friends, including her caregivers at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Survivors include her son, Bill Lee of Baker City; sisters Marge Smith and her husband, “Smitty,” Doris Alderson and her husband, “Buck,” of Baker City; a brother, “Buck” Ridenour and his wife, Naomi, of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Dean Ridenour of Hayden Lake, Idaho; grandchildren, Glenda Cole and...

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