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Location: Greene County IA

Biography of George H. Grimmell, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George H. Grimmell, M. D. One of the first graduates of medicine to set up in practice at Howard, Kansas, was Dr. George H. Grimmell, who rendered his first professional services in that section of Elk County thirty years ago. With the exception of about eight years spent at Onaga, Doctor Grimmell had been continuously in practice at Howard since 1898, and is accounted one of the most competent surgeons in that locality. The first authentic records of his ancestry is found in the annals of the first crusade of 1096, A. D. There was a Sir John Von Grimmell, who was one of the enthusiastic Germans who joined as followers of the Cross in the endeavor to wrest Jerusalem from the hands of the Moslems. The line of descent from this crusader is traced directly to Dr. George H. Grimmell of Kansas. There is also a coat of arms in the family, and it is a reproduction of Baron Grimmell’s insignia as found in the year 1555. The coat consists of shield, quarterings, mantling, helmet, coronet and crest. Those versed in the science of heraldry can find in this coat of arms significant traces of the original Von Grimmell’s services as a crusader. Doctor Grimmell gets his profession naturally, since for several generations the Grimmell...

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Biography of A. E. Hepner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now One of the most successful agriculturists of Washington county is A. E. Hepner, the owner of a productive farm near Copan. He figures prominently in public, affairs as county Commisioner, in which office he is serving for the second term. He was born in Greene County, Iowa, December 14, 1871, his parents being John and Elizabeth (Batdoorf) Hepner, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. In 1889 the father came to Indian Territory, settling on the George B. Keeler place on Cotton creek, where for thirteen years he engaged in farming and stock raising, being assisted by his son, at whose home he passed away in 1905. The mother’s demise occurred at Portland, Oregon, in 1915. A. E. Hepner acquired his education in the public schools of southern Kansas and like his father, he has devoted his life to the cultivation of the soil. His home farm is situated a mile east of Copan and comprises one hundred and forty acres. In addition to operating this place he leases four hundred acres of land adjoining, on which he raises wheat, Indian and Kaffir corn, sorghum and hay, having a bumper corn crop in 1921. He also is interested in stock raising and during the past year sold one hundred head of cattle and a bunch of...

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Adamson, Paul Thomas – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Anchorage resident Paul Thomas Adamson, 91, died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home of natural causes. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Kehl’s Forest Lawn Chapel. The Rev. Voss will officiate. Flowers are welcome. Mr. Adamson was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Scranton, Iowa. He moved to Anchorage in 1972 and worked as a Teamster for Matanuska Maid. He retired in 1978. After retirement he moved to Milton – Freewater, Ore., until 2002, when he returned to Anchorage. Mr. Adamson enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, fishing, farming and raising livestock. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He lived in the Baker area in the 50’s and 60’s and worked for Oregon Lumber Co. at the seed mill at Haines. Mr. Adamson is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Adamson; sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sally Adamson, and Don Adamson; daughters and sons-in- -law, Lois and William Tobuk, Bonnie and John Mulneaux, Connie and Tom Shill; sister and brother-in-law, Violet and Carl Clarkson; brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Adamson; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 10 siblings and a great-grand – daughter, Erika. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com. Memorial donations may be made to...

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Biography of Henry Edward Reece, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Henry Edward Reece, M. D. Five years of effort to maintain the health of a considerable portion of the population of Thayer has drawn the career of Dr. Henry Edward Reece within the fold of a large and emphatic need, giving him an increasing outlet for a wealth of professional and general usefulness. When he came to Thayer, in 1911, he was well equipped to take a position among the foremost physicians and surgeons of this city, and since that time has maintained such a place through his ability, fidelity and devotion to the best principles and ethics of his calling. Doctor Reece was born at Jefferson, the county seat of Greene County, Iowa, December 27, 1877, and is a son of Michael H. and Sarah (Burden) Reece. He comes of an old American family, which was founded by his great-grandfather, a native of Wales, who, on coming to this country, settled in New York State, and, following his trade of wheelwright, assisted in the building of Perry’s fleet for the War of 1812. The paternal grandfather of Doctor Reece was George Reece, who was born in Pennsylvania and was a stone mason by trade. Early in life he developed the wanderlust, and his journeyings took him through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oregon, in...

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