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Biography of John Clare

John Clare. The name of John Clare recalls one of the very early territorial pioneers of Kansas. This family, of Irish origin, settled in Eastern Kansas about the time the original Kansas-Nebraska bill was being considered by Congress, and from that time to the present members of the family have shared their fortunes with the fortunes of the Sunflower State, have been worthy members of various communities and have done their share in carrying forward the work of advancement and progress. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The late John Clare was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1836. His father Michael Clare first brought his family to America about 1840. In the City of Boston he taught school for several years, but then returned to the old country. In 1851 he came a second time to America, and located in Washington, D. C. In 1854, before the first territorial government of Kansas was organized, he located in Leavenworth. He lived there for eleven years, and...

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Varland, Paul Thomas – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Paul Thomas Varland, 53, of La Grande, died at his residence Thursday. A Celebration of Life service will take place Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is handlling arrangements. The Observer – August 2, 2008 __________________________________ Aug. 5 — Paul Varland, celebration of life, 2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church; reception to follow August 4, 2008 _________________________________________ Paul Thomas Varland, 53, of La Grande, died July 31 at his home. A celebration of life begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zion Lutheran Church. A reception will follow. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Paul was born March 27, 1955, to John and Freda (Schmitke) Varland in Morris, Ill. He was raised and educated in Morris. Paul married Carla Larsen Nov. 26, 1977, in Huron, S.D. The couple lived in Nebraska from 1977 to 1986 until they moved to Torrington, Wyo. They have lived in La Grande for the last 10 years. Paul was employed by Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years — the past 10 years as manager of Operating Practices. Paul’s hobbies included riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. His passion was walleye fishing. He is survived by his wife Carla; children, Amber and her husband, Larry Villegas, of Richland, Wash., and Aaron and his wife, Rebecca Varland, of Fort Drum, N.Y.;...

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Coleman, Herschel Theodore – Obituary

Services for Herschel Theodore Coleman, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Guernsey Presbyterian Church. He passed away Sunday [March 17, 1974]. Mary Bahmer of Lingle officiated and burial was in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with graveside services being conducted by the Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey. Mr. Coleman was born Jan. 23, 1902 in Ansley, Neb. And came to Guernsey 30 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Alliance and the brotherhood of Trainmen, Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey. Coleman was employed for 38 years with the Burlington Railroad, and was also owner and operator of Coleman Texaco of Guernsey for seven years. Survivors include his widow, Inez; four sons, George F. of Sacramento, Calif., F.D. of Edwardsville, Ill., Kenneth of Los Angeles, and Lloyd of Garden Grove, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith Sackett of Casper; a brother, Otis of Gardenville, Nev., and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Linn of Newcastle, and Essie Kelley of Knoxville, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. A memorial has been established and contributions may be directed to the family. Sutley Funeral Chapel of Torrington is in charge of arrangements. Guernsey Gazette, March 21, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Mills, Doratha Mae “Dottie” – Obituary

Doratha Mae “Dottie” Mills 76, of Baker City, died May 19, 2005, at her home. There will be a family service later at Ft. Laramie, Wyo. She will be buried in Wyoming alongside her mother and sister. She was born on Dec. 19, 1928, at Ft. Laramie, Wyo., to Orville E. and Doratha Knott Mills. She attended high school at Coos Bay and homesteaded at Big Piney, Wyo. She worked as a bartender in Sweet Home. She had gardening and houseplant skills and loved smelling freshly turned earth ready for planting — anything. Food first if money is tight, then flowers if you can afford them. She always knew just what to grow where and what to fertilize it with and how to talk to it! She had cooking skills and knew just how to make $5 a day stretch into some pretty good meals. How to look in the cupboard and “see” what to put together. Where someone else saw a can of soup, she taught her children to make a meal for four. Her children are considered to be pretty good cooks and can set a nice table thanks to the endless hours they spent watching her whip something up. They say they will never be able to make a sour cream raisin pie like she did, though. They say she was the best cook they ever...

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Britton, Charles Howard “Chuck” – Obituary

Charles Howard “Chuck” Britton, 84, of Baker City, died Feb. 26, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Chuck was born on Sept. 3, 1920, to Howard C. and Helena Britton. He was raised on the family homestead near Lusk, Wyo., and graduated from Torrington High School in 1937. He married Vivian Vondra, his childhood friend, on Dec. 31, 1939, at Torrington, Wyo. Chuck and Viv moved west, living in Idaho, Seattle and Portland. Chuck worked as a welder in the shipyards during World War II. They moved to Baker in September 1945 and established Britton Bros. with his brother, Lester. In 1948 he and Vivian became sole owners of the farm equipment company, renaming it Britton Equipment Co. Having grown up on the arid, eastern Wyoming prairie, Chuck appreciated the potential in the water-rich Baker Valley. He pioneered both sprinkler and gravity-flow irrigation throughout the county. In the late 1960s he recruited his sons, Howard and Harold, from Oregon State University to become partners in Britton Equipment. Leo Poe became the third partner in 1972. At that time the product line was...

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Goshen County, Wyoming Census Records

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Goshen County, Wyoming Cemetery Records

Cemeteries are one of the most likely places people will search when looking for ancestors. Many of the old cemeteries only have records left as the cemetery itself went so many years with out care and the stones were used for other purposes, like leveling a building!! Hosted at Goshen County, Wyoming USGenWeb Jay Em Cemetery Valley View Cemetery...

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