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Roe Cemetery, Fairmont, Fillmore County, Nebraska

Roe Cemetery, Fairmont, Fillmore County, Nebraska The plot for the first cemetery near Fairmont, Nebr., was donated by Poly Roe, about 1872. It is located on the northwest quarter of section 6, three and one-half miles north of Fairmont. The earliest burials were here; later the bodies were removed to the Fairmont Cemetery; eight or nine graves remain, only two being marked with shattered stones. MATHEWS, Charlie (son of W. and Miranda J. Mathews) d. July 17, 1879, ae. 2 yrs., 3 mos., 2 days. ROE, Libby (daughter of Thomas Roe) d. Sept. 19, 1872, ae. 72 yrs., 3 mos. Cemetery not fenced; all traces will soon be...

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Biography of Alexander S. Robertson

In the field of political life and commercial activity Alexander S. Robertson has won distinction, and today is numbered among the leading, influential and honored citizens of Nampa. A young man, he possesses the enterprising spirit of the west, which has been the dominant factor in producing the wonderful development of this section of the country. Brooking no obstacles that honest effort can overcome, he has steadily worked his way upward until, having long since left the ranks of the many, he today stands among the successful few. A native of Ontario, he was born in Elgin County, June 22, 1863, and when a child of two years was taken to Whiteside County, Illinois, by his parents, J. A. and Christina (McFarlane) Robertson. They made their home in Morrison and the father was accounted one of the industrious and leading farmers of that community. In 1878 the father removed with his family to Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska, where he carried on agricultural pursuits until 1883, when he went to Custer County, Nebraska, and engaged in the banking business, being president of the State Bank at Arnold for several years. In 1890 he took up his residence in Boise, where he still makes his home. He has put aside all business cares, and now in his sixty-fifth year is enjoying the rest which he has so truly earned and richly...

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Biography of Wallace Fairbank

WALLACE FAIRBANK. – The subject of this sketch is one of the substantial and capable men of Union county, and one who showed the metal of which he was made at the time Columbia called for sons to avenge her insult and to put down the minions of rebellion, at which time he responded and did good service until the work was completed and he was honorably discharged, carrying, however, until this day the serious effects of his service and the wounds that he received. Mr. Fairbank was born in St. Lawrence county, New York on July 27, 1848, being the son of Luther and Nancy (Green) Fairbank. At the early age of ten he started for himself and when he was fifteen years old he enlisted in Company H, First Wisconsin Cavalry, under Colonel Lagrange. In June, 1864, he was detailed to take a wagon train from Nashville, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Georgia, and enroute he was troubled much with guerilla bands, and on one occasion he was prostrated from over exertion, which, with its effects, is present with him, now. While attacking General Wheeler at Spring Hill, he had a horse shot from under him, and in falling the animal crushed the side of our subject, and although he was sent to the hospital, he never recovered his wonted vigor. After his discharge he returned home, and in...

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Childers, Ethel – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Ethel Lydia Childers, 97, of 91 Aries Lane, La Grande passed away Thursday, October 12 at the La Grande Nursing Center where she had lived for the past two and one-half years. She was born February 28, 1881 at Exeter, Nebr. to Lewis E. and Elizabeth C. Ryder. The family came west on the emigrant train in the early 1890’s, settling in the Grande Ronde Valley where Ethel lived most of her life with the exception of a few years spent in Wallowa County. She married Milton M. Bennett on December 6, 1899 at Elgin and later married William Childers, September 5, 1925 in La Grande. Wallowa County Chieftain Wallowa, Oregon Thursday, October 26, 1978 Page...

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Pierson, Lenn – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Lenn Pierson, 91, of Claremont, Calif., and formerly of La Grande, died July 11 at his home. A celebration of life will be held in the future. He requested that his ashes be scattered over Klickitat, Wash., overlooking the Columbia Gorge. Mr. Pierson was born Feb. 22, 1915, to Elva and Winfred Pierson in Geneva, Neb. The family moved to La Grande in 1925, and in 1950 moved to Island City. His father, who worked for Mount Emily Lumber Co., taught him to fly. He graduated from La Grande High School and then from Oregon State University with a degree in geology. He was a member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, and taught high school math and science at Grants Pass and Medford, giving plane rides to the students with the highest grades. He served as a civilian flight instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and married Eleanor Forbes, a control tower operator, in 1942 at Claremont College. He joined the Air Transport Command, and ferried military aircraft in the U.S and in Asia. He founded Pierson Flying Service at Cable Airport, and spent 15 years teaching flying. He took charters to Alaska, Mexico and other places. He worked as a test pilot, a corporate pilot and a charter pilot, taking customers to Europe and Asia. He taught all of his...

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