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Location: Guthrie County IA

Biography of R. M. South

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now R.M. SOUTH. – It is quite within the province of the compendium to grant representation to the esteemed gentleman whose name initiates this paragraph, since he is really one of the builders of our county, since he has manifested a personality of uprightness and commensurate ability in all his ways, since also he was one of those brave men who pledged their lives to sustain the honor of the stars and stripes to retrieve from insult its glory, and preserve intact the institution of freedom when the minions of treason and rebellion plied their nefarious trade of destruction to all things sacred in the late Rebellion. On December 10, 1841, in Hocking county, Ohio, our subject was born to Samuel and Roxy (Mosier) South, who removed with their son to Mercer county, in the same state, and thence in 1856 to Guthrie county, Iowa. In these various places the son was educated in the public schools and until 1861he remained with his parents; then in October of that year he enlisted in Company L., Fourth Iowa Cavalry, under General Curtis, being in what was known as the “lost army.” The event that caused this appellation to be given these troops occurred in the beginning of his career, and later came the many skirmishes and battles in...

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Biography of Owin E. Edgerton, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Owin E. Edgerton, M. D., had found the reward which goes with a long and active service in the profession for the benefit of humanity. For fully thirty years he had practiced in Riley County. He had been content to serve to the best of his ability a growing circle of families, many of whom he had known since childhood, and over the year had brought him increasing success, not so much, perhaps, in the material rewards of professional endeavor as in that fine esteem which is bestowed upon the unselfish doctor. He is almost a native of Riley County. He was two years of age when his father first came to this county in 1859, as a pioneer. His father, Asahel 8. Edgerton, was born in Indiana, and after going to Iowa married Miss Melissa Osbourn, who was also a native of Indiana. In 1859, Asahel S. Edgerton came out to Kansas and settled near Fort Riley. He was a tiller of the soil, and he left his plow in the field to return to Iowa in 1861 at the outbreak of the war, when Kansas was an unsafe place for his family to live. A year later he enlisted in the defence of the Union as a private in Company I of the Twenty-ninth...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Johnson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Isaac Johnson, farmer, Section 10, Township 5, Range 6, P. O. Randall Station, came to Kansas in April, 1870, and located on his farm, in Allen Township, Jewell County, where he has resided since. He is a member of the Church of the United Brethren. He participated in the last war as a member of Company A, Ninety-second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and enlisted in Nelsonville, Athens Co., Ohio, July 25, 1862, and was discharged at Washington, D. C., and June 29, 1865. He took part in the battles of Hoover’s Gap, Tenn., and Chickamauga, where he was severely wounded through the arm and shoulder, from which he suffers today. Mr. Johnson was born in Perry County, Ohio, December 30, 1829, and lived in his native State until his forty-second year, when he removed to Guthrie County, Iowa, where he lived until he came to Kansas. He was married in Morgan County, Ohio, in 1848, to Miss Ellender Teeter, a native of Ohio. They have four children living – Samuel Emmet (married to Miss Lizzie Cox, a native of Indiana), and G. William (a resident of Robinson Township; married to Miss Tavey Hachett, a native of Christie County, Ill.); Ida and Auwilda. Mr. Johnson has a bottom farm of eighty acres, mostly in cultivation. There is...

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Martin, Mabel Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Mabel Martin Laid To Rest Mrs. Mabel Martin died at Medford Aug. 1. Mabel Adeline Dunn was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa, June 6, 1880. She came to Wallowa County with her parents in 1893 and settled in the north end of the county. She was married to Robert M. Martin Dec. 14, 1899, and to this union eight children were born, three daughters and five sons. Two daughters and one son are deceased. She was left a widow by the death of her husband Feb. 12, 1945. The greater part of her life was spent in and near Flora, and during this period she served as the local telephone operator for 18 years and was correspondent for the Wallowa Sun and The Chieftain. Shortly after the death of her husband she moved to Wallowa where she purchased a home and resided until June 5 of this year when she moved to Portland. She is survived by a daughter. Mrs. Chet French, Trail, Ore.; four sons, Melvin of Echo, Marvin E. of Seeley Lake, Mont., Raymond D. of Wallowa, and Robert W. of Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Della Morris of Portland; two brothers A.M. Dunn of Portland and Arthur Dunn of San Francisco, and five grandchildren. Funeral services conducted by...

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Erskine, Marjorie Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Marjorie Erskine, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 22, 2005, in Grants Pass at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Her graveside memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward in the Oregon Trail Room of the Rodeway Inn, 810 Campbell St. Marjorie will be interred next to her husband Wayne E. Erskine, who died in December 2000. Marjorie was born on July 25, 1921, at Stuart, Iowa. She married Wayne Erskine on June 8, 1941. Marjorie enjoyed her family and many friends. She was an avid book reader and loved working crossword puzzles, fishing, gardening and baking her famous chocolate chip cookies. She also enjoyed sports, playing pool and being a member of the Sumpter Women’s Club. Marjorie was the treasurer for the Baker City Pool and Shuffleboard Association for several years. Most of all, Marjorie will be remembered for her smile and love of life. Survivors include four children, Karen L. (Erskine) and Joe Jaramillo of Grants Pass, Bob and Carmen Erskine of Baker City, Chris and Rhoda Erskine of Newhall, Calif., and Jim and Beverly Erskine of Whitebird, Idaho; grandchildren, Margie Hartman, Susie Jaramillo, Marty Jaramillo, Lori (Erskine) Curtis, Bob Erskine Jr., Chris John Erskine, Wesley Erskine, and Codi Eckert; stepgrandchildren Brian, Brandon,...

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