Location: Marin County CA

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Allan R. Powers

The thriving industrial center and model city of South San Francisco exerts a strong attraction upon the professional man as well as the captain of industry and business man. This is exemplified by the coming to this community of Dr. Allan R. Powers and other capable professional men who saw an excel field wherein to build up a desirable practice. Dr. Powers was located at Rio Vista, Solano County for two years before coming to San Mateo County Before he took up his study of medicine he was in the United States Forest Service. Dr. Powers received his university education at the University of California, graduating in 1901, with a degree of B. S. He attended Cornell and Yale in the east, and received his degree of M. F. from the latter institution in 1904. He graduated from Cooper Medical College as M. D. in 1912. In addition to an extensive practice already acquired in South San Francisco, he is the District Surgeon at that city for the Southern Pacifc Co. Dr. Powers was born at San Rafael, California, on May 23, 1881, and has been a resident of this state for thirty-four years. His home is now at 628 Grand Ave., South San Francisco. In the month of August, 1913, Dr. Powers was married in Sacramento. He had one child, Edith Cornelia Powers, who died December 21, 1915....

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Biography of Robert H. Leonard

Into the bosom of the earth the hand of nature placed many rich mineral deposits, and the great value of these, together with the magnificent forests and rolling lands of Idaho, have gained for the state the well deserved title of the “Gem of the Mountains.” Its mines are now yielding a large output of gold and silver, which adds to the wealth and prosperity of the country as well as of the individual mine owners. Among the enterprising and prominent business men who are now engaged in the development of the rich mineral resources of the state is Robert H. Leonard, of this review. The home of his childhood was the far-off state of Maine. He was born near the Kennebec River, in the Pine Tree state, June 7, 1832, and his ancestors, native of England, were early settlers of that northeastern section of our land which was named for the mother country. The grandfather, Isaac Leonard, was a ship owner of Maine, and served his country in the war of 1812. His son Isaac, the father of our subject, was also born in Maine, and became a sea captain. He married Miss Levina Snow, a native of his own state, and to them were born five children. The mother died and the father afterward married her sister, Priscilla Snow, by whom he had ten children. The sisters...

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Biography of William G. Peach

WILLIAM G. PEACH. – There is no doubt but there should be special mention in this volume of the abiding chronicles of Union county, of the capable and venerable citizen, whose name appears at the head of this article, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him space for the epitome of an interesting and eventful career, since his abilities are worthy of such, and since his success has been achieved by meritorious effort, and since his character is upright, stanch, and worthy to be exemplified. Mr. Peach was born in the Green Mountain State, at Newbury, Orange county, on October 15, 1833, and there were spent the first nineteen years of his life. The school facilities were limited, and so our subject had the opportunity to attend school but three months in his life, which lack, however, he has amply made up for in personal research and extensive observation. At the budding age of nineteen, in company with two cousins, he embarked at New York for San Francisco, going via the isthmus route. The cost of a steerage ticket was one hundred and sixty dollars, while they paid ten cents per pound for transportation of their baggage across the isthmus. September 7 was the date they sailed from New York, and October 5 the day when they slipped through the Golden Gate, and beheld the Mecca...

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Wolfe, J. T. – Obituary

Former Union Resident Dies In California The San Anselmo (California) Herald gives the following account of the death of J. T. Wolfe, who, with his wife and three sons, made their home in South Union some years ago. John Taylor Wolfe, 83, a pioneer and educator of Wyoming, who had been a resident of San Anselmo for 12 years, died Saturday morning in a San Francisco hospital following an illness of two weeks. He had been in failing health since the death of his wife, Mrs. Bessie Wolfe, two years ago. Born in Indiana, Mr. Wolfe, with his parents had gone to Minnesota where he had grown to manhood. He had later driven across the plains alone with a team and wagon and settled in northern Wyoming, where he established the first public school. He was the first superintendent of schools in a large county which took in the greater part of northern Wyoming. For many years Mr. Wolfe held the office of justice of the peace and was the only man in that part of the state who knew anything about legal work. He prepared many legal documents in his own handwriting. His advice and assistance was sought by many. He was called Judge Wolfe and was one of the most prominent men in early days in Wyoming. Owen Wister’s story, The Virginian, was written about the locality...

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Armato, Michael James – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Michael James Armato, 51, of Heppner, died Feb. 19 of natural causes in La Grande. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. March 3 at the Pioneer Masonic Cemetery, Heppner. A Rosary will be read at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church during the regular 5 p.m. mass. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. March 4 at the Heppner Elks Club. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner. Mr. Armato, known as Mike, was born June 27, 1955, to Frank and Catherine Armato in San Francisco. He grew up in San Rafael, Calif. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1973 and attended the University of California, Berkeley. Mike married Pamela Waterhouse in 1978, and they had two children, Phillip and Gail Armato. In 1990 he married Kim Cutsforth of Heppner, and they had two children, Maggie and Joe Armato. Mike lived in Heppner for the past 12 years. He was most recently employed as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad, based out of La Grande. He was a member of the Heppner Elks Club and St. Patrick’s Parish, where he directed religious education and taught first communion classes. Mike loved to help people and was a tireless volunteer for Hospice. An avid chess player, he taught “Chess for Success” at Heppner Elementary. He served on the budget committee for the Morrow...

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Buoy, Wayland L. – Obituary

Imbler, Oregon Wayland L. “Buck” Buoy, 92, formerly of Imbler, died Aug. 10 at his home in Hermiston. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston. Buck was born on Jan. 22, 1915, to Roy and Violet Linklater Buoy in Prescott, Wash. He was raised in Imbler and went to school there. He joined the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He returned to Oregon and moved to Coos Bay where he worked as a body and fender man and a mechanic until 1957. Buck moved to Marin County, Calif., and later to Indio, Calif., in 1964. He was a member of the California Air Patrol where he was an accomplished sharp shooter. Buck married Jean Swartz on Sept. 5, 1969, in Novato, Calif. They moved to Hermiston. Buck worked at Hanford as a member of the Operating Engineers Union No. 370 until his retirement in 1982. The couple enjoyed wintering in California and later in Tucson, Ariz., until 1999. Buck was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 2909, Elks Lodge No. 1845 and Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, pilot and rock hound. He loved trips to the mountains to gather mushrooms, huckleberries or just spend...

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Texieira, Joseph – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Joseph Teixeira, 84, of La Grande, died Oct. 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 09, 2009 ___________________________________ Joseph. F. Teixeira, 84, of La Grande, died Oct. 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Joe was born Nov. 4, 1924, on the family dairy farm in Bolinas, Calif. He married Elsie Ventura in 1948 and had two children, Rich and Elsie Jr. They later divorced and he remarried Audrey Newton in 1970. He worked for the Tiburon and Mill Valley school district until moving to La Grande in 1978. He then worked for the La Grande school district until he retired in 1987. He loved to camp, fish, hunt, play pool and darts. Also he did a lot of wood carving. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; son, Rich and his wife, Sharon Teixeira, of Fargo, N.C., Elsie and her husband, George Murphy, of California; step-children, Judy and her husband, Sheldon Goldstein, of Imbler, Cathy and her husband, Ray Crapo, of La Grande, Bud and his wife, Sheri Newton, of La Grande and Ron and his wife, Kim Newton, of Sherwood; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two...

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Hankins, Eva May Mills Mrs. – Obituary

Funeral services for Eva May Hankins, 50, of 503 Stanford Ave., Richland, Washington, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday February 26, at the Christian Church in Richland, Oregon. The Rev. Chester A. Stewart will officiate and vault interment will follow in the family plot at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. The arrangements are under the direction of Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Mrs. Hankins died Friday at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, after an extended illness. She was born February 5, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. She attended schools at Homestead, Eagles Valley High School and graduated from Pine Valley High School. She was married to F. Doyle Hankins in Lewiston, Idaho, on December 2, 1963. With her family she lived in Homestead, Richland and Halfway, Oregon, and San Rafael, California, before moving to Richland, Washington, several years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Doyle, at home; one daughter, Jean Neill of Warren, Arkansas; step-children Sonya MacAuliffe of Tacoma, Washington, and F. Doyle Hankins, Jr. of Seattle, Washington; her father and mother, James and Ruth Taylor Mills of Richland, Oregon, one sister, Bonnie Trimble of Richland, Oregon; two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; aunts, Myrtle Wells, Fannie Blank, and Maggie Wells all of Richland, Oregon and Gadys Rainey of Portland; uncles, Morris Wells, Elmer Blank and Harley Wells all...

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Biography of Edward Lester

Edward Lester was born at Covington, Kentucky, in 1829. His parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Holmes) Lester, were natives of Yorkshire, England. They came to the United States in 1818 and settled in Indiana and later located in Covington. There his father was engaged in building, and later as an employee in the first cotton factory that was ever erected west of the Alleghany Mountains. In 1830 Mr. Lester’s parents settled in Hamilton County, Ohio, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. There the subject of this sketch was reared and schooled. His schooling was such as could be obtained in the common schools of that date, and from early life he was inured to the hard labor of an Ohio farm. In 1852 Mr. Lester decided to try his fortune in the El Dorado of the West, and in the spring of that year he went to New Orleans, thence to Brownsville, Texas, and across Mexico to Mazatlan, and from there via sail-vessel to San Francisco. From San Francisco he proceeded at once to the mining districts. Not meeting with success in that calling, he turned to farm work and was for some years engaged in Marin, Yolo and Sonoma counties. In 1855 he went to South America and located at Lima, Peru, and there established the first American brickyard in that country. He successfully conducted his enterprise until 1858. In...

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Wendt, Florence Gillen Mrs. – Obituary

Florence Wendt, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Nov. 15, 2003, at San Rafael, Calif. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life with family and friends this summer. Florence was born at Carbondale, Pa., on April 24, 1916, to Mary and Charles Gillen. Florence moved to New York City during her adolescence and lived with her Aunt Kitty. Upon graduating from high school in New York City, she immediately entered medical school to pursue nursing. Upon her completion of Kings County Hospital’s nursing program, she received her credentials as a registered nurse and was stationed at Panama. It was in Panama City that she met and married Harlan Wendt. After the war, Florence moved to the Baker area. She spent time during her early married years on the Wendt Brothers cattle ranch at Bridgeport. She then moved the household to Baker City in 1958 where she spent the majority of her years. During her later years she moved to San Rafael, Calif., to be closer to her children. Florence was dedicated both as a mother of five children and a grandmother, who all have great love for her. One of her great joys was baby-sitting for the neighborhood children. She always felt blessed with having many dear friends from all walks of life, they were a joy to her. Being a devoted Christian, she had an...

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Palmer, Dorothy Hayhurst Mrs. – Obituary

Baker County, Oregon Dorothy Hayhurst Palmer, 92, a former longtime Baker County resident, died Jan. 11, 2003, of complications from double pneumonia. Her memorial service was Saturday at Mill Valley, Calif. Dorothy was born July 23, 1910, at Rose Park and lived for many years in Baker County. She married Harold Palmer, a Baker City fireman, in 1935. They lived on Third Street until moving to Gresham in 1969. In the mid 1980s she moved to Greenbrae, Calif., to be closer to her two daughters. Her granddaughter, Monica, read a poem honoring her at her memorial service. Survivors include her two daughters and their spouses, Pam and Bob Pedrazzini of Mill Valley, Calif., and Chalayne and Dean Gallinatti of Greenbrae, Calif.; two grandchildren, Monica and Michael Pedrazzini; nephews and a niece and their families and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; and a brother, Vernon Hayhurst. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 24, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Marin County, California Cemetery Records

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. Cemeteries hosted at Marin County California USGenWeb Archives Mary Magdelena Catholic Church Graveyard Mount Olivet Cemetery Cemeteries at Marin County California Cemeteries Project Hillside Memorial Park Cemeteries hosted at Marin County California Find A Grave Angel Island Cemetery (defunct) Coast Guard Cemetery Fernwood Cemetery First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden G Ranch Cemetery Gan Yarok Kol Shalom (Voice of Peace) Cemetery Marin County Farm Cemetery Marshall Cemetery Mission San Rafael Arcangel Cemetery Miwok Cemetery Montgomery Memorial Chapel Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery Mount Tamalpais Cemetery Novato Cemetery Olema Cemetery Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Sailor’s Cemetery Site Saint Columbas Church Cemetery Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Cemetery San Quentin Prison Cemetery (defunct) Sha’arei Shalom Cemetery (Gates of Peace) Cemetery Taylor Cemetery Tomales Catholic Cemetery Tomales Presbyterian Cemetery U. S. Coast Guard Life Saving Cemetery Valley Memorial Park Volunteers to take cemetery photos Cemetery Photo Volunteers  ...

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