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Biography of Edward C. Willis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edward C. Willis, superintendent of the State Orphans Home at Atchison, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and came to kansas nearly forty years ago with the equipment and training of a oultured New Englander. His work in this state had been largely of an educational nature, and he had taught, had been superintendent of schools, and was finally appointed to his present post at Atchison, where he had served with the exception of two years since 1907. Nearly all of Mr. Willis’ ancestors were colonial families of New England. The Willis family came originally from the northern part of England and settled in Massachnsetts as early as 1638. His grandfather, Joseph Willis, was born at Mount Holly, Vermont, in 1779, was a Vermont farmer, served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and died at Bridgewater, Vermont, in 1866. He married Hannah O’Headle, who was of Irish descent. Joseph E. Willis, father of Edward C., was born at Mount Holly, Vermont, in 1815. He grew up in his native locality, was a Vermont farmer and became a prominent citizen of that state. For many terms he served as a selectman at Bridgewater, and was a member of the Vermont Legislature more than twenty years. At the beginning of the Civil war in 1861 he...

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Biography of Frederick William Parrott

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now F. W. Parrott. Probably no agency so molds public opinion as does the reputable newspaper, and on this account the editor of a journal of standing occupies a position of great accountability. It may matter little, perhaps, whether one can convince his next door neighbor of the value of his enlightened opinions, but when his audience numbers hundreds and thousands his effort become a force of momentous strength and solemn responsibility. That this is generally realized by the men who through special talents are called upon to accept such a position may be seen when they show not only the disposition to preserve the sthics of journalism, but, from their necessarily broad field of outlook, they lead the fleeting thought of the public aright and thereby help snstain law, order and stable government. Such a one is found in Frederick William Parrott, who is the able editor of the Dispatch-Republican at Clay Center, Kansas, and president of the Clay Center Publishing Company. Frederick William Parrott was born in the Village of Wyke, County Surrey, England, February 12, 1865. His parents, Joseph and Emma (Belgrove) Parrott, were also of English birth, the father born in Buckinghamshire in 1832, and the mother in 1836. They were married in their native shire and came to the United States in...

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Biography of J. Harry Barley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now J. Harry Barley is proprietor and publisher of the Republican-Register, the oldest newspaper in Washington County, and still one of the most sucessful newspapers in the state. Mr. Barley is a young newspaper man, and prior to the purchase of the Republican-Register his experience was chiefly in education and banking. The Republican-Register is the direct and lineal descendant of the Western Observer, which was founded at Washington in March, 1869. Its publisher was Mark J. Kelly. Mr. Kelly had come to Washington through the influence of Col. Dave Ballard, who gave him a bonus of ten town lots to start a local newspaper. The first number of the Western Observer was published March 11, 1869. It was the first paper published in Washington County. It was issued from a hand press, and the sheet measured 7 by 9 inches. Its influence was by no means measured by its size. Mr. Kelly was a very fair and impartial editor and made his journal a medium of attracting many substantial people to this section of the state. His paper circulated through all parts of the East, and many of the best settlers in Washington County heard of the section through the Observer, May 21, 1870, the Observer was sold to George W. Shriner and James F. Tallman, its...

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Biography of George H. Handy

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George H. Handy, probate judge and ex-ofificio superintendent of schools for Owyhee County, Idaho, resides at Silver City. He was born at Grand Island, Hall county, Nebraska, on the 20th of February 1871, and is of Scotch and English ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Parker Handy, was a native of New York city, and for many years was prominently connected with the banking business, his death occurring at the advanced age of ninety years. H. P. Handy, father of the Judge, was also born in New York City, and throughout his active business career has followed civil engineering. He came to Idaho in 1894 and now resides in Nampa, where he is living retired. He married Miss Elizabeth Cassidy, who was born on the Emerald Isle but was of Scotch and English lineage. In their family were eleven children, six of whom are yet living. Judge Handy, the fifth in order of birth, acquired his education under the direction of his parents, both of whom are people of high mental culture. He also attended the public schools of Fort Collins, Colorado, and was graduated with the class of 1888. He then matriculated in the Colorado Agricultural College, but left that institution when in his senior year in order to accept an insurance agency. He continued in that...

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Harrison, Lulu Jane – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu Jane Harrison, 73, a resident of Eagle Valley who died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beatty Chapel. Pastor Harold Hall will officiate with interment following at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison, the daughter of Charles John and Anna B. Markham, was born at Fort Collins, Colo. On June 30, 1890. The family moved to Oregon in 1915 and settled at Wallowa, where they lived for several years before moving to Eagle Valley. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by a son, Joe E. Harrison of Springfield; a daughter, Alta Vale of Oakridge; and by seven grandchildren. Baker Democrat Hearld – – December 18,...

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Biography of Robert Ernest Cullison

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert Ernest Cullison. The senior member of the well-known law firm of Cullison, Forrest & Clifford, Robert Ernest Cullison had long been a prominent figure in many of the legal controversies of Allen County, in which his unerring judgment and ability to provide the solution of many complexities have proven his right to be numbered among the distinguished members of the bar of his part of the state. Since the beginning of his career he had practiced at Iola, where he had on several occasions been the incumbent of official positions of importance. Mr. Cullison as a lawyer, conducting cases from their earliest consultation through their preparations in his office and conflicts at the bar, to the final engrossment after the last decree of the final tribunal, is systematic, patient, vigorous and powerful, and is recognized as a most valuable associate and dangerous opponent. Robert E. Cullison was born October 13, 1878, at Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, a member of a family which came from Ireland to America during the colonial period of this country’s history, and a son of Robert M. and Eleanor J. (Stalleup) Cullison. His grandfather was born in 1811, in Ohio, and became a pioneer into Greene County, Indiana, where he passed the remainder of his life in agricultural pursuits and died...

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Searles, William C. “Bill” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon William C. “Bill” Searles, 79, of Union, a former Baker City resident, died March 17, 2004, at his home. His graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery with vault interment afterward. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., in La Grande. Mr. Searles was born on Oct. 25, 1924, at Fort Collins, Colo., to Archie and Augusta Massengale Searles. He was raised and educated at La Grande. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged in 1945. He returned to La Grande and worked for the City of La Grande public works department for several years. He married Vernitta Harmon on April 8, 1952, at Pendleton. After the marriage, the couple moved to Baker City where he worked for the City of Baker City public works department for about 10 years. He owned and operated several businesses afterward, including the Spudnut Doughnut Shop and Dad’s Cafe in Baker City. He later owned and operated the Fix-It Shop in Baker City. He had a special talent for being able to fix almost anything. He also was a skilled carpenter who enjoyed buying and remodeling houses, doing the work himself with the help of his...

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Larimer County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Hupp Family Cemetery Virginia Dale Community Church Cemetery Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery Estes Park Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Ft. Collins Grandview Cemetery Roselawn Cemetery Loveland Lakeside Cemetery Loveland Burial Park Rocky Mountain National Park Beaver Meadows Cemetery Wellington Highland Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Boothroyd-Hutchinson Cemetery Boyd Family Cemetery Buckeye Ranch Cemetery Hupp Family Cemetery Manhattan Cemetery Pittington Cemetery Sunrise Ranch Cemetery Virginia Dale Community Church Estes Park Estes Valley Memorial Garden Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church Fort Collins Roselawn Cemetery Loveland Pittington Family Cemetery Rest Haven Memory Gardens View the Transcriptions  ...

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