Location: Humboldt County CA

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Clarence Victor Thompson

The subject of this sketch was born in Eureka, Humboldt County, California, October 27, 1881. He received his education in the grammar and high schools; and attended business college until he decided to study medicine. He entered the Cooper Medical College, and after he graduated, immediately entered the City and County Hospital at San Francisco as house physician. He then removed to Eureka and became acting assistant surgeon and officer in command of the station. After two years he left for Alaska, practicing there for two years before locating in Pescadero, where he has been more than successful. 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 Two years ago Dr. Thompson entered the political field and was elected supervisor from his district, which term he is now serving. Dr. Thompson is a member of the Masonic and Elk...

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Biography of Frank Harris

Hon. Frank Harris, the leading lawyer of the bar of Weiser, and a member of the state senate of Idaho, is a native of California, his birth having occurred at Placerville, on the 20th of June. 1854. He is the second in order of birth in a family of seven children, whose parents were William and T. E. (Saltzman) Harris. The Harris family is of English descent and was founded in Virginia in colonial days. William Harris, the grandfather of our subject, was born in the Old Dominion, and when the Revolutionary war was inaugurated aided in the struggle for independence. His son, William Harris, was born in Virginia, in November. 1809, and after attaining the age of forty years he married Miss T. E. Saltzman, a lady of German lineage. In 1849 William Harris removed to California, where he engaged in mining for a number of years, but later devoted his energies to farming in Humboldt county, where his death occurred in 1886, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. His estimable wife still survives him, and is now seventy years of age. All of their seven children are also living. Frank Harris acquired his literary education in the public schools of California, and on determining to make the practice of law his life work entered the office of Buck & Stafford, well known attorneys of Eureka. He...

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Biography of Jacob C. Garber

The efficient and capable postmaster of Grangeville, Jacob C. Garber, is a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, born near Fort Republic, January 7, 1829. The family is of Swiss origin and the ancestors of our subject crossed the Atlantic to the New World prior to the Revolutionary war. They were long residents of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and in religious faith were Dunkards. Martin Garber, the father of our subject, was born in the Old Dominion and married Miss Magdalen Mohler, a lady of German lineage and a representative of one of the old Virginian families. Fourteen children were born of this union, of whom eight sons and three daughters grew to years of maturity. The father was a farmer by occupation, and died of palsy, in the fifty-fourth year of his age. His wife attained a very advanced age and finally met death by accident, in the upsetting of a stagecoach in which she was a passenger. Jacob C. Garber, their fourth child, was educated in Virginia and Ohio, the family having removed to the latter state when he was fourteen years of age. Subsequently he emigrated with an older brother to Iowa, and in 1854 he sailed from New York to California, going by way of the Nicaragua route to San Francisco, where he arrived on the 13th of August. He then engaged in mining in Sierra and...

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Burnaugh, Dorothy Lillian McGowan – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Dorothy “Dottie” Lillian McGowan Burnaugh, 96, died March 16, 2004, in Eureka, Calif. She was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Enterprise to Claude A. and Olive (Boswell) Lockwood. While growing up in Enterprise, favorite childhood memories included entertaining the neighborhood by playing the piano with Orva and Bernice McFetridge on violin. She also won the Charleston dance contest in high school and played piano for the silent movies. After high school she attended Oregon Agricultural College (now Eastern Oregon University) in La Grande to study music followed by a return to the Portland area to study to become a secretary. She moved to San Francisco and worked for the brokerage house E. A. Pierce, rising to the position of executive secretary for the resident partner after the firm became known as Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Bean, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She married coworker Terence Henry McGowan in 1934. After a divorce, she married childhood friend Samuel Lyle Burnaugh in 1953 and returned to Portland. They teamed up playing music, golfing, fixing up and beautifying homes and thrilling others with outstanding artwork. Survivors include a son, Ross McGowan; a daughter, Terry Sue Myers; four grandchildren Cynthia Myers, Kristin and husband Lance Downs, Jeffrey McGowan and Kipp McGowan; two great grandchildren Logan and Kelsey Downs; and a nephew, Gregory Lockwood. Memorial services took place March 19, 2004...

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Brandt, Shelby Lynn Strange – Obituary

Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt Shelby Brandt, a former Enterprise resident, died April 21, 2007, in La Grande. She was 23. A memorial service will be held in La Grande April 26 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park. A complete obituary will follow at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, April 26, 2007 Contributed By: Sue Wells Second Obit. Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt died suddenly April 21, 2007, in La Grande. She was 23. Ms. Brandt was born Feb. 7, 1984, in Eureka, Calif. She attended elementary schools in Humboldt County, and secondary schools in Eastern Oregon. She graduated in June 2006 from Eastern Oregon University with a dual bachelors degree in psychology and political science. She lived in La Grande with the love of her life, Troy Howell. From an early age, Ms. Brandt was dynamic, earning her the nicknames Sparkle-plenty and Shelby Sunshine. Her humor was infectious and her sense of justice was swift. As a child, she was in 4-H and FFA and showed animals at fairs in both states. She rode and showed her horses Fawn, Babe, and Prince. She had a gift with animals. Ms. Brandt loved to cook and feed people, a talent she learned from her mother, expanded on in 4-H, and perfected in college hosting dinners for “her boys”. At Eastern Oregon University she was instrumental in the establishment of...

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Thompson, Shirley Eugene – Obituary

Island City, Oregon Stanley Eugene Thompson, 59, of Island City, died from unexpected natural causes on Aug. 24 at a hospital in Boise. A celebration of life at the Island City School will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. He was born in Arcata, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1947 to Ana Mae (Posey) and Glen Thompson. He was raised and educated in Oakland, Calif., and Eufaula, Okla. Mr. Thompson enlisted in the Navy in April of 1965. After his naval service, he moved to Government Camp and helped his father cook at the Huckleberry Inn Restaurant. He greatly enjoyed his work for the Forest Service and as a maintenance technician at Gresham Hospital. He married Lynne on Sept. 1, 1979 in Portland. Mr. Thompson went to work for the City of Island City and worked there for 21 years. He retired for medical reasons. Mr. Thompson loved to hunt and fish and most of all he loved to entertain, especially cooking for large groups of friends and family. He and his wife recently purchased their “dream retirement job,” The Hells Canyon Inn in Pine Creek. This place was conveniently located close to his favorite place to be — “at his cabin.” He is survived by his wife of La Grande; sons, Mitchell Thompson of Pine Creek, Graham Pinard, of McCall, Idaho, and Andrew Pinard of Pine Creek; daughter, Stacy Miller...

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Brandt, Shelby Lynn Strange – Obituary

Shelby Lynn Strange Brandt, 23, of La Grande, died unexpectedly April 21. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Park. A second service is planned for 11 a.m. Sunday at the home of Harry Metaxas in Eel Rock, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Shelby was born Feb. 7, 1984, in Eureka, Calif. She attended elementary school in Humboldt County and secondary school in Eastern Oregon. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science in June 2006. Shelby lived in La Grande with the love of her life, Troy Howell. From an early age, Shelby was dynamic. Her humor was infectious and her sense of justice swift. A member of both 4-H and FFA, she showed animals at fairs in California and Oregon. Shelby loved to cook and feed people, which she learned from her mother, expanded on in 4-H and perfected in college hosting dinners for “her boys.” At EOU she was instrumental in the establishment of the Young Republicans organization. Shelby won awards for her ceramics and had several pieces shown and sold in Kelly’s Gallery in Joseph. She also loved to paint and crochet. She had a passion for music and dance and enjoyed camping. Shelby spent the summer of 2006 caring for her great-grandmother, Carol Metaxas. The...

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Leonard, Jonathon – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Staff Sgt. Jonathan Leonard, U.S. Air Force Reserve, 47, formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 22, 1996, along with nine other airmen aboard the HC-130 cargo aircraft, call sign King 56, which crashed in the Pacific Ocean 40 miles out from Cape Mendocino, Calif. Last year a black granite marble memorial to the crew was placed at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. A military honors service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, La Grande. Sgt. Leonard was born April 11, 1949, to Walter and Norma (Warnock) Leonard in New York. He was raised in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Air Force and served in Vietnam for three years. He later joined the reserves, serving with the 304th Rescue Squadron as an Intelligence Operations Specialist. In his civilian life he worked for Mark Advertising. Survivors include his mother, Norma Dewey of Homedale, Idaho; siblings, Mary Osterloh of La Grande, David Leonard of Beaverton, Robert Leonard of Hillsboro, Pricilla Croner of Boise, Patty Comstock of Vale and Gordon Leonard of Valencia, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending June 9, 2007 Published: June 9, 2007 Transcribed by Dixie...

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Baxter, Phaedra Dune – Obituary

Phaedra Dune Baxter, 62, of La Grande died on Oct. 26. A celebration of Phaedra’s life is planned and the details will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center. She was born Pamela Bernice Bishop on Oct. 13, 1945, to Edward Fletcher Bishop and Bernice May Bedford in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was raised in Sumas, Wash., then moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended grade school. The family moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Lynwood High School in 1963. There, Phaedra became active in school and community theatre, nurturing a lifelong love of drama and costume. In 1964, she married Lloyd Woolery and they had two children, David and Douglas. During that time, she worked as a draftsman and was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease she battled throughout her life and that ultimately led to her death. After a divorce, she married Kenneth Hoke, a chemical engineer. She convinced him to apply for jobs overseas and they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1973. Her ability to attract adventure moved front and center, capped by requesting a meeting with Moammar al-Qaddafi after her villa had been appropriated by one of his generals. The upshot was a new villa. She traveled extensively in Europe and maintained a flat in Malta upon her divorce in 1977. She moved to Eureka, Calif., and changed...

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Gordon, Arlie F. – Obituary

Arlie F. Gordon, 76, of Union, died March 17 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery with a celebration of life potluck to follow at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse. Services are casual dress. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Arlie was born Aug. 9, 1931, to Ralph and Lillian Gordon in Eureka, Calif. The only boy of four children, he was raised on the family ranch in Showers Pass, Calif. Arlie worked all around that area for many years. He married Dorene McPherson and raised two children, Candy and Abe. In 1969 the family moved to Summerville, Calif., where he worked for Sierra Pacific as a truck driver for 16 years. He and Dorene divorced in 1981. He married his wife, the love of his life, Karen, on Oct. 22, 1982, in Reno. They were together for 25 years. He became dad to her four children: Jackie, Stormie, Marty and Debbie. In 1992, they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley where Arlie became involved in many things. He worked for the Union Cemetery District for the last 11 1/2 years. He was on the Planning Commission for seven years before serving eight years on the Union City Council where he was the liaison for the Planning Commission. He was voted Man...

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Miller, Louise L. – Obituary

Miller, Louise L. Union County, Oregon Obituary La Grande. Oregon Louise L. Miller, 91, of La Grande, died May 2 at her home. At her request, no services will be held. Loveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Louise was born March 1, 1917, to Hans Albert Larsen and Anna Marie Hansen Larsen in Dwight, Ill. Raised in Montana, she graduated from Harlowton High School and Eastern Montana Normal School in Billings, Mont. She attended the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. During her long career in education she taught for more than six years in Montana, mainly in one-room country schools. She taught for two years in a one-room rural school in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California, where in addition to the usual three “R”s a fourth “R” was included once a week – rifle shooting. After moving to Northern California she taught for nearly a year in Pepperwood, and finally for 32 years in Rio Dell. Before her retirement in Rio Dell, she taught several successive generations of the families from the area and was proud of the accomplishments of her former students. Louise married Harold Magee in 1938, and they lived in Seeley Lake, Ashland and Red Lodge, Mont., where Harold was a road maintenance man for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads on...

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Bathurst, Hazel E. Magoon – Obituary

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brusie Funeral Home for Hazel E. Bathurst, 69, a former Chico resident who died in McKinleyville Thursday [November 23, 1972]. Services will also be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Paul’s McKinleyville Chapel. She was born in Gaston, Ore., Jan 16, 1903, and came to Chico as a child. She was in business here for many years and then for 25 years at Clam Beach and later in McKinleyville. She is survived by her husband, A. J. “Slim” Bathurst of McKinleyville; a brother, Lowell Magoon of Chico; and a sister, Tyna Rimbey of Westhaven. Interment will be in the Paradise Cemetery with Orville Rist, Keith Straughan, Don Cummings, Ernest Smith, Clyde Bowman and Gil Venos as pallbearers. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bathurst, Angus J. ‘Slim’ – Obituary

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Brusie Funeral Home for A. J. “Slim” Bathurst, 74, of McKinleyville, Humboldt County. Bathurst died Tuesday [November 16, 1976] in McKinleyville. Born in Oakland Nov. 10, 1902, he moved to Cohasset with his parents as a small child. He was educated in the Cohasset and Chico schools. As a young man, he worked in the woods and as a construction worker. He was employed for many years at Richardson Springs when it operated as a hotel. He then purchased the White Elephant Saloon on Second Street and operated that until World War II when he enlisted in the Navy Seabees. In 1947 he purchased the Clam Beach restaurant and bar and for the past several years has operated the B&B Bar at McKinleyville. He was a life member of Chico Lodge No. 423, Benevolent and Protective, Order of the Elks. Survivors include a brother William of Chico; a sister Florence Hatch of Oxnard; and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Leonard Brown will officiate at the Saturday service with Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 participating. Joyce Bae will be organist. Honorary casket bearers will be Keith Straugh, Keith Barnes, Lowell Magoon Sr., Jim Bultema, Paul Lucas and Charlie Cuthbertson. Private interment will be at Paradise Cemetery Monday. Services will also be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at...

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