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Biography of Newell Jonathan Brown, M. D.

The well established family physician obtains an influence in any community which is more far-reaching than that of any man sustaining other relations to the public. The reasons for this are too obvious to require mention here. Dr. N. J. Brown is to the people of Hailey the ideal family doctor, and he is the oldest physician and surgeon in the place. He cast his lot with the citizens of Hailey in 1883 when the town was but two years old, and from that time he has practiced his profession in Hailey and its tributary territory, and shown a helpful interest in every movement tending to the greatest good of his townspeople. Dr. Brown comes of a good old English family, and was born in Stanstead, Canada, March 10, 1854. Generations before that time his progenitors had come over in the Mayflower and located in New England, whence his particular branch of the family had, in the exigencies of life, found its way to the Dominion. The “pilgrim” of the Brown family who landed at Plymouth Rock was James. Ozias Gilbert Brown, the father of Dr. N. J. Brown, was born at Epsom, New Hampshire, March 27, 1806, and, now in his ninety-fourth year, is living in Stanstead County, province of Quebec, rounding out a life as a useful citizen and a successful farmer. He married Miss Margaret Foss,...

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Biographical Sketch of J. T. Hollenbeck

J. T. Hollenbeck, merchant, was born in Indiana October 14, 1835; removed to Louisa County, Iowa, thence to Johnson County, thence to Grundy County, came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1871, and took a homestead, moved to Burr Oak, and engaged in general merchandising and is also extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising, making fine stock a specialty. Is now doing business under the firm name of Faidley, Hollenbeck & Smith. He held the office of Justice of the Peace in Walnut Township, in Jewell Co., Kan. Was a soldier in the United States Army, in Company D, Sixteenth Iowa Infantry. Mr. Hollenbeck is now the owner of 16 acres of land in addition to town property. He was married in Linn County, Iowa, June 29, 1855, to Miss Mary Hepker, and they have five children – Alla, S. L., Libbie, Estella and J....

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Biography of William Henry Van Meer, M. D.

William Henry Van Meer, M. D. A comparatively recent recruit to the medical fraternity of Elk County, Dr. William Henry Van Meer is a physician and surgeon of more than a quarter of a century of standing and experience. When he entered upon his professional career it was as a man of matured mind, thoroughly alive to the responsibilities of the course which he had chosen, and one whose broad experience in other fields of endeavor had given him a keen insight into human nature, as well as developed his sympathies and spirit of kindliness. During the short time that he had been practicing at Longton, his present field of endeavor, he had won a place in the confidence and regard of the people, as well as a standing in the community as one of its learned and able men. Doctor Van Meer was born in the township of Brock, Province of Ontario, Canada, May 4, 1854, and is a son of William and Sarah Anna (Maybee) Van Meer. He is of Dutch descent, his grandfather, Simon Van Meer, having been born in Holland and an early resident of Albany, New York, at which place he owned forty acres of land during the days of the War of the Revolution. Later he went to Canada, locating four miles from Hamilton, Ontario, and his death occurred near Head Lake, Lexington,...

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Price, Sylvia Ruth – Obituary

Sylvia Ruth Price, 85, of La Grande, died at her home March 24. A funeral service begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The eighth of 12 children, Sylvia was born Jan. 5, 1923, to Fredrick and Olive (Crisp) Duneman on a farm near Cresco, Iowa. She and some of her siblings walked 1 1/2 miles to a country school until junior high, then they went to school in town. After her school years she worked at different jobs, doing waitress work and working at the Cresco Hospital. When World War II started, she and her sister Eunice moved to Madison, Wis. After working there for some time, she went with a girlfriend to Denver. Sylvia worked at Remington Arms, a defense plant, until 1945 when the war ended. She then moved back to Cresco, where she met Harvey. They married on Nov. 28, 1945. The couple later moved to Kellogg, Idaho, where their son, Neil, was born on Jan. 20, 1947. They later moved back to Cresco for a few years, then moved to Grundy Center, Iowa, where they bought a short-order café in Morrison. They later sold that and bought one in Grundy Center. They moved to Springfield where they bought and operated an ice cream store for a couple of...

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Tally, Eugene – Obituary

Eugene Tally Dies At Pendleton 28th Services for Eugene Tally, 76, of Pendleton, a former longtime Baker County resident will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 32 at Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Joe Jewett of Enterprise will officiate. Vault interment will follow in the family plot at the North Powder Cemetery in North Powder with the Baker Veterans Organizations conducting graveside honors and the Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 176 participating in the graveside services. Mr. Tally died Monday evening at the St. Anthonys Hosp. in Pendleton after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1898 in Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa to Aaron F. and Olive Jane McCrary Tally. (I have a different place for birth given to me by his family??) He was the sixth in a family of thirteen children. The family moved from Iowa to North Powder in 1908. He attended schools in North Powder and served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was married to Zella O. Wallace Tally in Baker on July 15, 1926. He worked in the icing operations at the ice plant in North Powder and then farmed in the Muddy Creek district for a number of years. He has been a resident of Pendleton since 1968, he worked for ten years for the Oregon State Highway near Pendleton. He...

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