Location: Jay County IN

Luse, Gerald Roy – Obituary

Luse, Gerald RoyGerald Roy Luse, 63, of 1810 Birch St., Elgin died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Luse was born on Aug. 8, 1924 to Rolla and Beulah (Parkhurst) Luse in Salem, Ind. On Oct. 31, 1945 he married Julia Morlock in San Diego, Calif. He came to Elgin from Portland in 1958. He worked as a cement mason for Douglas Coates Construction until 1985 when an accident forced his retirement. He was a member of the Elgin Assembly of God Church and the Cement Mason’s Local #555 of Portland. Survivors include his wife Julia of Elgin, son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Marla Luse of Elgin, brothers Raymond, Murril, Harold and Paul Luse, all of Salem, Ind., sister, Thelma Connelly of Midland, Tex., grandchildren Jeff and Gregg Luse of Elgin and other relatives and friends. A daughter, Thelma Ann died in 1946. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday as the Elgin Assembly of God Church with Pastor Paul Olsen officiating. Private interment will be held later at the Elgin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniels-Valley Funeral Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Luse to the Elgin Assembly of God building fund in care of Daniels Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon Thursday, October 1, 1987 Contributed by: Jan S....

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Biography of Warren Knaus

Warren Knaus has two distinctions among the citizens of Kansas. For over thirty years he had been an editor and newspaper publisher at McPherson and is now one of the oldest newspaper men in continuous service in the state. His other claim to distinction is one more exclusive and recognized chiefly in scientific circles, but his work had brought him some of the rewards paid to scientific scholarship granted by bodies of world membership. He is one of the chief authorities in Kansas on entomology. A resident of Kansas since 1870, Mr. Knaus was twelve years of age when the family came from Indiana to this state. He was born February 24, 1858, near Liber in Jay County, Indiana. He was the youngest son of six children born to George and Isabel Knaus. The Knaus family originated in Germany, the first of the name coming to this country in 1742 and settling in Berks County, Pensylvania. Branches of the family also resided in Lancaster County, from which place Mr. Knaus’ grandfather moved to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, locating in the early part of the nineteenth century at Zoar, near Trenton. About 1840 George Knaus moved to Mercer County, Ohio, on the Indiana line. He married Isabel Scott and they made their home at Liber, near Portland, the county seat of Jay County, Indiana, and also near Fort Recovery in Mercer...

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Biography of T. C. Long, M. D.

T. C. Long, M. D., now of Independence, has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Kansas for the past fifteen years. His reputation is especially based on his skill as a surgeon, and he is rated as one of the most proficient in that class of work in Montgomery County. He was near Portland in Jay County, Indiana, February 5, 1871. His grandfather, who died at the age of forty years, was a native of Ohio and moved from that state to a farm in Jay County. That farm, settled by the family more than eighty years ago, was the birthplace of J. S. Long and also of his son, Dr. T. C. Long. J. S. Long was born in 1838, and has never had any other home than his birthplace. He owns a fine place of 300 acres, and though now nearly eighty years of age still looks after his interests as a diversified farmer. He served in the Union army during the Civil war, has taken an active interest in township and local affairs, and is a democrat and a member of the Reformed Church. J. S. Long married Armenia Frickle, who was born near Portland, Indiana, in 1839 and died on the old homestead farm in 1909. There were seven children in the family: Stephen D., who was a farmer in...

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Biography of Early Whitten Poindexter

Early Whitten Poindexter. On January 8, 1854, there was born on a farm in Martin County, Indiana, near the village with the euphonious name of Loogootee, a boy whose destiny soon took him away from his father’s fields and livestock and in 1885 brought him to Kansas, where now for more than thirty years he has been general agent for Kansas of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is recognized as one of the ablest life insurance men of the country. He is one of the leaders in the force of men who are regarded as the most aggressive in any line of business and whose work in the aggregate has been a factor in making the Northwestern Mutual one of the strongest companies in the country. Mr. Poindexter took to life insurance with a readiness and with results that indicated that his talents were not misapplied and as a result of hard and intelligent work and upright methods of doing business has found a success in that field beyond what he might have expected in any profession or other commercial line of endeavor. An eminent American authority has declared that the finest and most virile qualities of American people have been preserved in the mountain districts of Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky. It was in Eastern Tennessee that Mr. Poindexter’s parents were both born, and the respective families...

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