Location: Knox County MO

Biography of J. J. Plumer, M. D.

Dr. J. J. Plumer, the physician and surgeon of the De Lamar Mining Company, also engaged in general practice in De Lamar, is a native of Missouri, his birth having occurred in Edina, April 8, 1860. He traces his ancestry back to England, whence in the year 1832 members of the family who belonged to the sect of Puritans crossed the Atlantic to America. They braved the dangers so common to ocean voyages in those days in order to have liberty of conscience in the New World, and they and their descendants were connected with the early history of the colonies. They were mainly farming people, whose upright lives commended them to the confidence and respect of all. The Doctor’s father, William F. Plumer, was born in Marietta, Ohio, and married Miss Sarah F. Beswick, also a native of that place. In religious faith they are Presbyterians and by profession Mr. Plumer is a civil engineer. He now resides in Hillsboro, Iowa, at the age of sixty-seven years, and all of the family, including three sons and three daughters, are also yet living. The Doctor, the second in order of birth, spent his boyhood at his parental home, acquiring his literary education in Birmingham Academy, in Iowa. Determining to make the practice of medicine his life work he prepared for his chosen calling in the Starling Medical College, in...

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Pratt, Virgil – Obituary

Virgil Pratt Dies Funeral Services Tuesday in Wallowa Cemetery From the late home of Virgil Pratt, on Tuesday his friends and neighbors departed with the last earthly remains of one who had became very dear to them. He has suffered for many months from an incurable disease. He had but recently returned from La Grande where he had interview the most eminent physicians. Mr Pratt was well known through out this section and has made his home on Bear Creek his permanent abode for many years. The interment took place Tuesday of this week and was conducted by J. W. Kern, Pastor of the M. E. church. Pr. Pratt was born Mar. 7, 1855 in Knox County, Missouri. He leaves a wife, son, six brothers and one sister. Wallowa News, Friday April 5, 1905 Contributed by Sue Wells and Gary...

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Ralls, Johnny – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Johnny D. Ralls, son of J. W. and Mary A. Ralls, was born in Knox Co., Missouri, May 1, 1885 and died in Paradise, Oregon, June 7, 1903 at the age of 18 years, 1 month and 6 days. He suffered intensely for about 8 days. The deceased was a kind, affectionate and obedient son. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in it’s bereavement. The funeral sermon was preached in Paradise school house on June 9th and the remains interred in the Paradise cemetery, the services being conducted by rev. Henry Martin. A Card of Thanks We the undersigned, wish to thank the kind friends of Paradise and vicinity for their kindly care and sympathy towards us in the sickness and death of our son, Johnny. Mr. J.W. Ralls, wife and family. Both articles taken from the Flora Journal June 12,...

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Biography of John Ellsworth Wiley

John Ellsworth Wiley, a prominent lawyer of Mound City, had been a resident of Kansas for half a century and during his active life had made himself useful both in the field of education and in that of the law and had attained no small degree of success and honor in his chosen vocation. Mr. Wiley was born on a farm in Knox County, Missouri, November 20, 1861, son of Elijah Perry and Amy Jane (Shahan) Wiley. The Wiley family had the spirit of pioneers and have lived successively on various frontiers of advancing civilization. Elijah P. Wiley was born in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1836, when all that country was raw and new. His parents were Wilford W. and Mary (Carter) Wiley, both natives of Kentucky. In 1844 the Wiley family moved to Knox County, Missouri, and took a home in what was then a rough and primitive community. The grandparents both died there. Elijah Wiley was reared on a farm, had only a common school education and made farming his chief business in life. It was in 1867 that he came to Kansas and joined the very early settlers in Crawford County, where he bought land and where he continued farming, meeting with a fair degree of success, until his death July 19, 1904. He was an old line republican and for many years served as justice...

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Biography of Charles E. Phillips, M. D.

Charles E. Phillips, M. D. A resident of Kansas since infancy, Doctor Phillips is a highly trained physician and surgeon and since locating at Zenda twelve years ago had built up more than a local reputation in the field of surgery and enjoys a highly successful and profitable practice. Doctor Phillips was born in Knox County, Missouri, August 15, 1877. His father is Mr. P. W. Phillips, now a resident of Pratt County, Kansas. In his experiences as well as his achievements he deserves mention as one of the remarkable men of Kansas. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1839, and at the age of three years was left an orphan. He grew up in Dearborn County in Southern Indiana, married there, and in 1861, at the age of twenty-two, enlisted in the Seventh Indiana Cavalry. He was all through the war, never missing a battle of his regiment, and part of his service was in the State of Kansas. He took part in the battle of Mine Creek at Mound City, Kansas, the last battle of the war which occurred in this state. That was during Price’s last raid. In this engagement Mr. Phillips was wounded, a bullet passing through his left eye, and that bullet had since been carried at the base and within the skull. It seems remarkable that he should live and retain...

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