Location: Merced County CA

Thomas, Percy W. – Obituary

Wallowa County, Oregon Percy W. Thomas died recently at the Veteran’s Hospital at Livermore, Cal., and was buried in the government cemetery at San Francisco. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlow A. Thomas and was born in Promise, January 28, 1897. In the World war he served as a wireless operator in the Signal Corps and since then helped operate a fig farm at Planada, Cal., until his health failed six months ago and he went to the hospital. His parents and one brother have died, and one sister survives, Mrs. Joseph Lloyd of Imbler. After the Thomas family had left Paradise Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd lived in Enterprise several years. Source: Enterprise Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, August 1, 1940 Contributed by: Sue...

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Ihrig, Margaret Esther Winslow Mrs. – Obituary

Granite, Grant County, Oregon Margaret Esther Ihrig, 68, died Jan. 27, 2006, at her home in Granite. Her funeral was today at the McEwen Bible Fellowship Church. Interment was at the Granite Cemetery. Pastor Mark Norenberg officiated. The service was under the auspices of the Esther Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Margaret was born on June 8, 1937, at Ulysses, Kan., to Hyle and Ruth Winslow. She attended school at Caldwell, Idaho, and then moved with her father to Merced, Calif. She later met her husband, John, at Mitchell. They were married for 50 years. She followed her husband through his Air Force career for 20 years, traveling with her four children. The couple later moved to Granite to retire. She spent her days sewing and crafting, and she was an avid artist of log cabins. Her special times were spent with John taking evening drives and looking for deer and scenery. Her passion was sitting for hours on a creek bank fishing. “The one thing we will always remember about Mom is the smell of her home cooking anytime you came to her home,” her family said. She was a good wife, mother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, John of Granite; her daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Fidel Mosqueda of Nampa, Idaho, and Sandra...

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Whiteley, Daryl Earl – Obituary

Daryl Earl Whiteley, 82, of Baker City, died May 14, 2005. A celebration of Daryl’s life and graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Halfway. Daryl was born on July 26, 1922, to Earl Arthur and Ruby L. Mehlhorn Whiteley near Pine Town. He was raised in Halfway and graduated from Halfway High School in 1940. Daryl joined the National Guard when he was 17 and in September he was a part of the Rainbow 41st division and began training for battle. Daryl received the Central Solomon’s medal, the combat infantry badge, Guadalcanal medal and was also eligible for the Purple Heart but refused it. Daryl also received the Bronze Star on April 6, 2004, for his 11 months served in battle on Guadalcanal and New Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army for five years and 19 days. Daryl married Carmen Whiteley on Dec. 22, 1945. They were married 57 years. During his life, they worked in many places. They spent a number of years in the livestock business and managed large cattle operations, which took them all over the Western states and Canada. Daryl worked for MK Construction on the Oxbow and Brownlee dams in Oregon; and other...

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Rogers, Vernon Irving “Vern” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Vernon Irving “Vern” Rogers, 84, of Baker City, died Sept. 9, 2004, in Boise, Idaho. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the services. Vern was born on Aug. 23, 1920, at Maquon, Ill., to Irving Holt and Vivian Lois Burroughs Rogers. He was the eldest of nine children. Vern’s father, Irving Rogers, was an auto mechanic. He learned the trade in his dad’s shop in Chillicothe, Ill. He left home at 14 to work in Chicago. In 1942, Vern joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a B-17 bomber mechanic at Merced Air Field in Merced, Calif., and at Kirtland Air Field in Albuquerque, N.M. After the war, Vern worked as a Tucker auto dealer and operated Roger’s Kaiser-Frazer Service at Merced. Vern moved from Merced and worked as a mechanic for Ford dealers at Salt Lake City, and at The Dalles. He later worked for many Chevrolet shops in Southern California. Vern worked for auto dealers at La Grande and Baker City after he moved to Eastern Oregon. He also taught shop classes at Union High...

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Biography of Stewart Montgomery Wall

Stewart Montgomery Wall, a California pioneer of 1852, was born in Virginia in 1834, and moved with his parents to southwestern Missouri when a lad five years of age and there resided until he came to the Pacific Coast. During the gold excitement of 1850, his father, William Wall, came via Santa Fe and Yuma with his two oldest sons to California and spent a year in the mines up about Auburn in search of the coveted yellow dust. In 1851 the old gentleman returned to Missouri and the following spring started for the Golden State with the rest of his family, including Stewart, coming this time across the plains by the northern route. He settled in Merced County, and engaged in farming and dealing in livestock. In 1865, he removed with his family to San Bernardino County, where he passed the remainder of his life, he having died some twelve years ago. In 1857 the subject of this article went back to Missouri, remaining until the fall of 1859. After spending several years in traveling through Arizona, Nevada and Montana, he settled permanently in San Bernardino County in 1865. Mr. Wall has served five terms as marshal of the city, and in 1880-’81-’82-’83 was deputy county recorder for three years. In September 1885, he was appointed county license collector by the board of supervisors, which office he has...

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Merced 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 Merced County California USGenWeb Archives Hopeton Cemetery San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Aaberg – Amyeite Surname Anaya – Azoma Surname Babb – Baziuk Surname Beach – Bizzell Surname Bjerke – Bozeman Surname Braatten – Bryson Surname Bu Shong – Bywater Surname Caba – Cayse Surname Cearley – Clymore Surname Coan – Cozzolino Surname Crabb – Czarnecki Surname Da Silva – Dexter Surname Di Bartolo – Dyson Surname Eades – Ezell Surname Fabel – Flynt Surname Fogarty – Futrell Surname Gaare – Giussi Surname Gladwell – Goza Surname Grabeel – Gzikowski Surname Haack – Hazley Surname Head – Hlavaty Surname Hoag – Hrynkiewicz Surname Hubbard – Hynson Surname Imfeld – Iwaskiewicz Surname Jack – Johns Surname Johnsen – Juzix Surname Kaczmarowski – Kizzier Surname Kjer – Kyllonen Surname L’Hote – Ledo Surname Lee – Lloyd Surname Lobato – Lytton Surname Mabalcon – Mastro Surname Mata – McIver Surname McKay – Miley Surname Miller – Moore Surname Moorehead – Myszka Surname Nadel – Nystrom Surname O Keefe – Oyervides Surname Paap – Perel Surname Perez – Pope Surname Popolizio – Pyron Surname Quackenbush – Quittman Surname Raab – Riccobuono Surname Rice – Roesky Surname Rogers – Rysak Surname Saari –...

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Whitley, Brett Allen – Obituary

Medical Springs, Oregon Brett Allen Whitley, 24, of Medical Springs, died Sept. 2, 2001, at his home. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Vault interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Whitley was born in January of 1977 at Merced, Calif. He was a 1995 Baker High School graduate. He enjoyed the outdoors and graduated from Treasure Valley Community College at Ontario with a degree in forestry. He enjoyed hunting, camping, snowboarding and four-wheeling. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Chuck Drummond and Davis Whitley. Survivors include his parents, Phil and Judy Whitley; his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and April Whitley; grandmothers, Dorothy Drummond and Nola Whitley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 14, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Rucker Dixon

One of the most popular young men in the banking circles of San Mateo County is Edward Rucker Dixon, who was born at Merced, California, March 21, 1883. After leaving high school, he secured a position with the bank of Newman, California, where he remained for twelve years, serving faithfully in every branch of the banking business. It is partly due to his efforts that this bank has been developed to one of the most influential banks of the great San Joaquin valley. Mr. Dixon came to the National Bank of San Mateo, January 10, 1916, to fill the position of cashier, being selected from a large list of applicants. In the selection of Mr. Dixon as cashier, the National Bank of San Mateo feels that it has added another good asset to the city of San Mateo as well as to its working organization. Mr. Dixon is fraternally connected with the B. P. O. Elks, F. & A. M., and Knight Templar...

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