Location: Humboldt County NV

Biography of James S. Hudson

JAMES S. HUDSON. This gentleman is one of the substantial residents of Newton County, Arkansas, and is also one of the pioneers of the same, for he has resided here since his birth, which occurred on February 4, 1857. His uncle, Samuel Hudson, was the first white settler of the county, having come to this region in 1830, and his brother, Andrew Hudson, the father of James S., came here in 1835 from his native county of Jackson,Tennessee, where he was born in 1818. He settled on a farm about three miles west of where Jasper now is on Little Buffalo Creek, and so dense was the cane along that bottom that he was compelled to get out and cut a road through it. He lived on this farm for some years, but later moved to a farm one mile west of Jasper, on which his son William now resides, and where he died in the fall of 1891. He was quite successful in the accumulation of worldly goods, and was a substantial, law-abiding and public-spirited citizen. In his political views he always supported the principles of Democracy and at one time ably filled the office of county treasurer. Wild game was abundant when he first came to this section, and he and his brother Samuel became well known as hunters, for many were the deer and bears that...

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Biography of Dave Adams

While the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, the invariable law of destiny accords to tireless energy, industry and ability, a successful career. The truth of this assertion is abundantly verified in the life of Mr. Adams, who, though he has met many difficulties and obstacles, has overcome these by determined purpose and laudable endeavor, working his way steadily upward to success. He is now accounted one of the leading businessmen of Silver City, and has been prominently identified with the development of many of the leading business interests of Idaho since his arrival in the territory in 1868. Mr. Adams was born in Clark County, Illinois, on the nth of April 1843, and his ancestors, who were of Scotch and German birth, were early settlers of Kentucky and Ohio. His father, Abner Adams, was born in Ohio, and in 1831 crossed the plains to California, engaging in mining at different camps in that state until i860, when he returned to his old home for his family. He had gone to the Golden state by way of the northern route, but took his family by the southern route, traveling through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, where he made a location. There his death occurred in 1882, at the age of seventy-one years, but his wife is...

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Hopkins, Orange Allen – Obituary

Orange Hopkins, 88, a former Baker City resident, died April 2, 2005, at his home in Winnemucca, Nev. His funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Baker Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. Orange Allen Hopkins was born July 10, 1916, at Lamar, Colo., to Olive and Chester Hopkins. He had a family of five brothers and sisters: Calvin Hopkins, Evelyn Ames, Emma Ellis, Bill Hopkins and Ava Fullerton. The family moved to Idaho when Orange was a teen. He had a great love for horses, and worked with them his entire life. He married Eila “Babe” Buffington in August 1940. Together they had seven children: Joanne Allen, Richard Hopkins, Donna Coble, Kaye Fleming, Linda Peters, Rosanne Van Patten, and Chester Hopkins. They were married for 30 years. Orange lived and worked in many Western states as a roofer, construction worker, sheepherder, and apple orchard manager. He owned and operated an auto-wrecking yard in Portland for many years. While auto racing, he met and became friends with the Ray brothers, Joe and Jess. The family soon attended Pastor Ray’s Church. Baker City was Orange’s home during his highway construction years. He retired from highway construction work in 1980 and moved to Boise. He met Carolyn...

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Biography of John Wasson

John Wasson, of Chino, is most widely known as an editor, but this accomplishment has been rather an incident than a design in his career. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, August 20, 1833, on a farm. He received such education as the very common country schools afforded. Attendance on school was secondary to farm work in summer, and to some extent in winter. He was dissatisfied with farm life, but was notably a good worker with all farming implements. At the age of nineteen he went to California; spent 1852-’53 in the mines of El Dorado County. Sickness induced him to return to Ohio in November 1853, where he remained till late in 1854, when he went to Henry County, Illinois, and remained there till May 1862. These eight years were mostly employed in all sorts of farming and unskilled labor in summer, and teaching school in winter, with several months of clerkships in the county clerk’s and treasurer’s offices. He at an early age took active part in political discussions, and ardently supported Douglas for the presidency in 1860, and in all of his many addresses in that campaign warned the Buchanan and Southern Democracy that if Lincoln were elected and war ensued, the Douglas men would vigorously support Lincoln’s administration. He always determined to get back to California, and, although possessed of too much of...

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Lloyd, Melba McBride Parry Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Melba Parry Lloyd, 97, of Baker City, July 9, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private family service at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1250 Hughes Lane. Bishop Greg Baxter, 1st Ward, will conduct the service. Friends are invited to Mount Hope Cemetery for the dedication of the grave at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Lloyd was born on Jan. 24, 1906, at Grantsville, Utah, to Emma Goddard and Amos McBride. After her schooling, she moved to Winnemucca, Nev., to live with her older sister, Pearl. While there, she worked as a telephone operator until she met Carl Parry. They were married at Winnemucca on Aug. 18, 1924. They had three children. Later they moved to Reno, Nev., while Carl worked for the power company. After living in Reno for six years, Carl moved the family to Baker City. He continued to work for the power company until his untimely death. Melba then decided to move back to Salt Lake City to be near her mother, sister, and brother. She met Farrell Lloyd and they were married in 1969. Melba had many hobbies, such as making hook rugs and crafts, but her favorite was her love of flowers. She worked daily keeping her flower garden beautiful. After Farrell died, she lived alone until she fell at...

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Tallman, John B. – Obituary

John B. Tallman, 85, a longtime Winnemucca, Nev., business and civic leader died April 7, 2007, at Harmony Manor at Winnemucca. His funeral was April 11 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church at Winnemucca. Interment was at the Winnemucca Cemetery. John Tallman was the father of former Baker City residents, Maryanne Tallman, and well-known rodeo announcer Bob Tallman. He was born on July 13, 1921, at Boise to Aaron Vetter “A.V.” and Grace Brenner Tallman. He and his only granddaughter, Nicole Tallman Pennell, shared the same birth date. In 1931, John and his father helped chart the Humboldt River from its headwaters to the Humboldt Sink in a canoe. The Tallman family settled at Winnemucca, where in 1931 they purchased the Tallman Lazy T Dairy at Grass Valley. John attended Humboldt County schools and after graduation attended the University of California at Davis where he studied at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. With the outbreak of World War II, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a torpedoman’s mate third class. He was stationed at the U.S. Navy’s submarine base in the Florida Keys. He married Irene Capelli of Winnemucca on Oct. 6, 1946. After their marriage, John Tallman purchased the Flying A Mobile Oil bulk plant at Winnemucca, which served the greater northern Nevada ranching and mining communities. The family next purchased the Willow...

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Tallman, Irene Esther Capelli Mrs. – Obituary

Irene Esther Capelli Tallman, 87, a former Baker City resident, died July 1, 2008, with her daughter at her beside at their Reno, Nev., home. The rosary will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Winnemucca, Nev. Mass will be celebrated at 10:20 a.m. There will be a graveside service at the Winnemucca Cemetery with a reception-luncheon afterward by St. Paul’s Altar Society in St. Paul Parish Hall. A longtime resident of Humboldt County, Nev., Mrs. Tallman was born on June 18, 1921, at Cavagnago, Switzerland. Her father, Mattei Capelli immigrated to Quincy, Calif., in 1921 to work at the Bressagni Swiss dairy along with his father-in-law, Pacifico Segni. Five years later, in 1926, when she was 5 years old, she and her mother, Ida Segni Capelli, immigrated to Quincy, Calif., to join her father and grandfather. After her father’s death, Irene and her mother joined brother-in-law, Frank Capelli, in homesteading in the Black Rock Desert, Leonard and Deer Creek Ranches in upper Humboldt County. It was there surrounded by the wide expanses of land and the mountains of northern Nevada that Irene “learned the ways of cattle and learned to sit a horse,” her family said. Attending Humboldt County High School at Winnemucca, Irene met the love of her life, John B. Tallman, whose family was also in the dairy business. John Tallman...

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