Location: Mower County MN

Baxter, David Patrick – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon David Patrick Baxter, 80, of Portland, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, died Dec. 12, 2004, surrounded by his family. David died of esophageal and lung cancer. David was born March 17, 1924, in Sterling, Ill., to the Rev. Thomas and Eliza Baxter. After his mother’s death in 1932, his father married Myra. They lived in Elgin, Ill., then moved to Austin, Minn. His family later moved to Baker City, where his father was a minister at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. David was a standout football and basketball player at Baker High School. After graduating in 1942, he attended Oregon State College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served on the aircraft carrier Fanshaw Bay in the South Pacific. After the war ended, he tried to maintain order on trains ferrying soldiers and sailors home as a member of the Shore Patrol. Upon his return to Oregon, David graduated from the University of Portland. He worked for GMAC in Portland as credit manager and sales manager for 32 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret; their children and spouses, Robert and Teresa, Donald and Jan, and Carolynn and Blair Campbell; six grandchildren; and a half sister, Dorothy Walrath of Reno, Nev. David was preceded...

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Biography of Harry N. Vaughan

No list of the stockmen and substantial citizens of Wallowa County would be complete without an especial mention of the enterprising young man whose name is at the head of this paragraph, since he has made an excellent success in the stock business, and since he has also the credit of being one of the earliest settlers and was one who broke sod first in the section of Imnaha, where he has wrought continuously until the present for the up building of the county and its material progress. Harry N. Vaughan was born in Mower County, Minnesota, on January 4, 1865, being the son of Harmon B. and Eliza (Schofield) Vaughan. His father went to the west when he was three months old and his mother died when he was but one year and six months old. Then he went to live with Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Smith, an uncle and aunt. Mrs. Smith being a sister of his father. When Harry was nine years of age, his uncle removed to Nebraska, the southwestern portion, and there they remained until he was sixteen. At that time they removed to Pendleton, and there our subject took part in the various labors incident to frontier life, completing there also his educational training, after which he took up freighting. This last he did for the contractors who were building the O.R.&N. railroad...

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