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Long, Frank E. – Obituary

Frank E. Long, the grandson of Baker County pioneers, died Saturday, Dec. 9th in Hoquiam Hospital in Hoquiam Wash., where he lived. The funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. in Hoquiam. Mr. Long was born July 2, 1913, in Haines, to William and Amy Long. His grandparents were Alonzo and Julia Ann Long. Survivors include four sisters, Pearl Thrasher and Doris Colton of Baker; Daisy Elliott of Haines, and Opal Blank of Butte Montana., four brothers, Garnet, Lewis, and Harry all of Baker, and Glen of Pendleton. Several nieces and nephrews. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his wife Irene. Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December, 1978 Contributed by: Belva...

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Jewett, Joe – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Joe Jewett, 93, of La Grande, died Feb. 19, 2005. He was born May 13, 1911 in Helena, Montana to George and Alice Geary Jewett. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in La Grande. Visitations will be until 4 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Joe was raised at Winston, Mont. He went to electrical school in Chicago, and graduated after one year. He returned to Aberdeen, Wash., to finish his high school education as an adult. He worked about 1 year before deciding to go to college and into the ministry. He attended Whitman College at Walla Walla, Wash., for one year. In September 1935 he started preaching at Montesano, Wash. There he married Helen Fry on September 28, 1935. Joe graduated with a bachelor of theology degree and a bachelor of oratory degree from the Northwest Christian College at Eugene. He worked his way through college by starting a new congregation at a Christian Church in Florence until 1938. Joe and Helen moved to Enid, Okla., for graduate work. He preached at Fairview Christian Church in Sandcreek, Okla., until 1940 where he earned his masters of arts degree and bachelor of divinity. In 1941, he moved to Milton-Freewater, and preached at the Christian Church until 1946. Joe and Helen made their home in Heppner...

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Gray’s Harbor County, Washington Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted At Gray’s Harbor County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Elma Catholic (St. Joseph) Cemetery Johns River Cemetery Old Schafer Homestead Cemetery St. Paul Catholic Cemetery Satsop Cemetery Sharon (Ford Prairie) Cemetery Vesta (North River) Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Benn

SAMUEL BENN. – There is a certain keenness amounting almost to prescience which enables a man to locate a successful town. The laws of a city’s development are so peculiar that few are able to make much of the riddle. Nevertheless some seem to know where to locate a townsite, and where to invest in real estate. It is a business instinct. Mr. Benn is one of these persons. He is the founder of Aberdeen. He was born in New York City, and, as a youth, learned the carpenter’s trade. In 1856 he came to San Francisco, and mined and built dams and flumes in Tuolumne county three years. His purpose to return home was changed by reports of the wealth and beauty of Washington Territory, whither he came in 1859, and settled at Milburn on the Chehalis. Here he lived nine years, clearing up a farm, – an arduous but eminently useful job. In 1867 he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land from the government and some four hundred more from Reuben Redman on the present site of Aberdeen, and in 1884 laid out the city, selling lots and improving the property. For three years subsequently he was occupied with farming, and in conducting the Washingtonian Cannery. He has now, however, retired from business, excepting such as is required by his property interests, which are extensive....

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Biography of George Harvey Emerson

GEORGE HARVEY EMERSON. – It is ever with peculiar interest that we observe the career of one who has been a soldier of the union. It was noticed that in the England of 1670, if any man was an exceptionally industrious and sober mechanic or man of business, it usually proved that he was an old soldier of Oliver Cromwell. In much the same way the severe discipline and the exercise of elf-devotion in our great war educated the soldier and prepared him for large and difficult enterprises. The subject of this sketch was born in Chester, New Hampshire, in 1846, but while a boy went with his parents to Chelsea, Massachusetts. He had the best of educational advantages, graduating from the High School in 1864. Though still so young, the necessities of his country led him to enlist in the army, in which he served eleven months with credit. On being mustered out, he returned home and entered Harvard College, where he remained one year. The opportunities of the great West began to prove attractive to him, however; and pushing out to Leavenworth Kansas, he joined a train of ox-teams bound for New Mexico. From that most ancient part of our domain he found his way through Arizona to California. There he secured a position with Simpson Bros, and by them was sent to North Bend, Coos county,...

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Bergeson, George Alvin – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon George Alvin Bergeson, 82, a life-long Baker City resident died Oct. 30, 2001, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. Visitations will from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. His funeral will at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. The Rev. Susan Barnes of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Ritualistic rites will be accorded by the Baker Elks Lodge, No. 338. Military rites will be accorded by Baker City AMVETS, Post No. 1874. Mr. Bergeson was born at Hoquiam, Wash., on Feb. 9, 1919, to Victor and Vera McGarey Bergeson. He was the oldest of three children. He moved with his family to the Baker Valley in 1921. His sisters Rose Anna, who survives him and remained close, and Alice May, who preceded him in death, were born here. He grew up and attended school in Baker City, graduating from Baker High School in 1937. After high school, Mr. Bergeson joined the U.S. Navy and served his country as part of this nations greatest generation. Prior to World War II, he served in the Atlantic Fleet, and in the Pacific Fleet through World War II. He achieved the rank of Seaman First Class. During the war he served on the USS Bunker Hill, an...

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McCullough, Barbara Verell Jordan Mrs. – Obituary

Barbara Verell McCullough, 93, a former longtime Haines resident and Baker County teacher, died Aug. 14, 2006, at her home in Elma, Wash. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com. Barbara was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Montrose, Colo., to Loring Wesley and Mable Schee Jordan. After the death of her mother, Myrtle May became Barbara’s stepmother when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Roseburg High School and then went on to earn her teaching degree. She taught at Richland, Haines and at Baker High School. She married Ralph Leslie McCullough in Baker City on May 24, 1938. They lived on their cattle ranch at Haines from 1938 until Ralph died in 1993. In 1995 Barbara moved to Elma, Wash., to be near her family. She was a member of P.E.O., Eastern Star, Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club, Haines Birthday Club, the Methodist Church at Haines, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Baker City and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Elma, Wash. Barbara enjoyed ceramics, reading and playing the piano. Survivors include her daughter, Recia, and her husband, Jim Plummer, of Elma, Wash.; two grandchildren, Penny Ramstein and Tracy Tyree; six great-grandchildren; and three nephews, Chuck, Mike and Jimmy. She was preceded in death by...

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