Location: Napa County CA

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Leo J. Flanagan

Dr. Leo J. Flanagan, one of the county’s well-known physicians and surgeons, is located in South San Francisco where he has been practicing for the past year. Before moving into this county Dr. Flanagan had a large practice in San Francisco. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Dr. Flanagan is another of the young professional men who has been attracted to San Mateo County by the wonderful opportunities that the future holds. He sees a great period of growth and prosperity ahead for South San Francisco and his confidence in this era of development was such that he gave up a flourishing practice in San Francisco to come into this territory comparatively unknown and establish himself. Dr. Flanagan is a native of California. He was born at Napa on August 6, 1885 where he took the first steps in preparation for his professional career. After graduating from Santa Clara College Dr. Flanagan finished the medical course at Johnstown University at Washington, D. C. For several years...

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Biography of Lilburn H. Murray

LILBURN H. MURRAY, Springfield. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is one of the best known men in Greene County. For many years engaged in business enterprises in which his name was always a synonym of integrity, he has in more recent years been the proprietor and publisher of the Springfield Democrat, which he has conducted in a liberal and able manner. He springs from sterling Scotch-Irish stock. John Murray, the father of our subject, was born in North Carolina, and received the common education of his day, and married Sarah Luttele, in Tennessee, where he lived some time. After marriage, 1834, he moved to Crawford County, Missouri, where he settled on a farm. He came to Greene County in 1835, and settled seven miles north of Springfield; 1837 he settled in what is now Murray Township, where he died in 1867. He was one of the substantial men of his township, owning 700 acres of land and some slaves. He reared a large family of children: James A.; M. L.; John K.; Marshall C., who died at sixty years of age, the father of a family; L. H.; Rhoda M.; Arimentia T. and David L. All the children except L. H. were born in Tennessee, within twenty miles of Knoxville. Mr. Murray was one of the prominent pioneers of Greene County. In religious opinion he was a...

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Findley, Clarence – Obituary

Funeral services for Clarence Findley will be conducted tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald’s Chapel. Burial will be in the Redding Cemetery. Findley died in a Redding hospital Monday [October 21, 1957] after a long illness. He was born in Napa, Aug. 25, 1872 and he lived in Shasta County all of his adult life. He was a retired carpenter. He leaves a brother, Marvin of Orland, and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Hendrix of Sacramento. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Wheeler, Annie Montgomery – Obituary

Annie M. Wheeler Pioneer, Passes; Death Comes To Valley Resident of Past 65 Years Mrs. Annie Montgomery Wheeler, 82, a Kittitas valley resident 65 years and one of he valley’s oldest remaining pioneers, died here last night following an illness of six weeks [died April 26, 1945]. Mrs. Wheeler had not been in good health, for several years. However, she survived a fall five years ago in which she suffered fractures of both hips, learning to walk again. Mrs. Wheeler was born near St. Helena in Napa county, California, March 27, 1863. She made her home there with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Montgomery, until August, 1880, when they came to Ellensburg by team and covered wagon. On July 6, 1881, she was united in marriage to George Wheeler, a pioneer of the valley. Four daughters and three sons were born to them, all except one son, Clarke Wheeler of Ellensburg, preceding her in death. Also surviving are six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Wheeler died in 1925. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Honeycutt chapel, with Rev. Paul Deane Hill officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Montgomery, William Thomas – Obituary

Valley Pioneer, Tom Montgomery, Succumbs today. Death follows a three months Illness; funeral to be held her on Thursday. W. T. Montgomery, 74, Kittitas Valley pioneer, passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Leta Bates, 200 N. Sprague Street early this afternoon [December 22, 1931]. Mr. Montgomery’s death followed an ailment of three months duration, which confined him to bed. His passing marks the end of another pioneer life vividly reminiscent of long treks over the plains in covered wagons. His entry to the Kittitas Valley was from California in 1861 when he made the trip in a covered wagon with his parents. His first venture was to settle in a homestead on the Edgemont District six miles southeast of Ellensburg, which is still being maintained by members of the family. Mr. Montgomery was born in Scio, Linn County, Oregon in 1858 and in 1861 moved to Napa, California with his parents, coming to the Kittitas Valley at the age of 21 in 1880. He was married to Margaret Olive Ferguson, December 12, 1886 in Ellensburg. She passed away June 30, 1930. Relatives surviving include: five daughters, Mrs. Geo. Hayes, who is living on the old home place, Mrs. J. A. Harmon, Mrs. Orville Springsteen, Mrs. Daniel Bates, Mrs. Urban Uebelacker, all of Ellensburg; grandchildren: Thomas Shipman, Hilda Hayes, Mrs. Raymond Rambough, Wapato [others listed but illegible];...

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Elbert S. Todd of Los Angeles CA

Elbert S. Todd8, (Gabriel H.7, John6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Feb. 9, 1845, in Rome Center, Mich., married: (1) June 11, 1867, Emma N. Shaw, who was born in 1848, in New York; (2) April 20, 1898, Emma Grubitz. Resided in China, and Napa, Cahuenga, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles California. Children by Emma N. Shaw: 1832. Fred Foster Todd, born Sept. 12, 1868 in Kieu Kiang, China, married Oct. 23, 1895, Fannie Pruitt who was born May 10, 1875, in Crisfield, Maryland. He is now (1919) a Surgeon Dentist in Crisfield, Maryland. where they reside....

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Coleman, Ardyce L. Garrett Mrs. – Obituary

Ardyce L. Coleman, 64, of Lexington, Ky., a former Baker City and La Grande resident, died Sept. 9, 2004, at her home after an extended illness. There was a private family memorial service on Sept. 15 at Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. She was born on Oct. 28, 1939, at La Grande to Arthur S. and Laura M. Garrett. She attended Pondosa elementary school and was a 1957 Baker High School graduate. She was a 1961 graduate of Eastern Oregon University at La Grande. She taught school in California and then married Larry Coleman in 1962. They made their home at Napa, Calif., for many years where she taught in the Napa public schools and at Napa College. After retirement, the couple moved to Oregon and later to Kentucky. She was a member of the Lexington Community Church where she taught adult classes. Music was always an important part of her life. She was an accomplished pianist and accompanist. She was active in the Lexington Opera Society. Survivors include her husband of Lexington; her children, Jennifer of Nashville, Tenn., Justin of Monmouth and Josie of Cannon Beach; her mother, Laura Garrett of Star, Idaho; her brother, Jim, and his wife, Nancy, also of Star; and many aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Eastern Oregon. She was preceded in death by her father. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker...

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Biography of Belden D. Burt

The subject of this sketch is one of the pioneer merchants of Riverside, and is the senior member of the firm of B. D. Burt & Brother. This is now the oldest mercantile firm in the city, having been established in 1875, and been continuously in business since that time. The first brick block erected in Riverside was that occupied by Mr. Burt, on the corner of Main and Eighth streets. For many years he conducted a general mercantile business, but in the later years, has confined his business to dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, etc. Mr. Burt’s partner in his business is his brother, Benjamin Franklin Burt, and it is safe to say that there is no business firm whose standing is higher in the community than B. D. Burt & Brother, nor is there one that has inspired more confidence or gained a heartier support than this firm. The brothers are well known, and their years of dealing has been characterized by honest, straightforward business principles. Their word has ever been as good as the strongest bond; their name is synonymous with integrity and stability for years before the advent of banking institutions in Riverside. They were made the custodians of the funds of their customers, and even now their books show a large list of depositors. The subject of this sketch was born in Orange...

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Biography of Captain James W. Sayward

Captain James W. Sayward, one of Riverside’s well-known and respected citizens, has for nearly forty years been identified with the interests of California and the Pacific Coast. The main incidents of his eventful life, herewith briefly given, are of interest. Captain Sayward is a descendant from an old colonial family of New England. His forefather, Henry Sayward, immigrated to the Massachusetts colonies in 1637. His father, William Sayward, was a native of Maine, and a resident of Thomaston. Captain Sayward was born in that town, October 1, 1815. His mother, Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) Sayward, was the daughter of Captain Moses Robinson, a veteran of the Revolutionary war. The subject of this sketch was reared and schooled in his native place, and early in life commenced battling for himself. At seventeen years of age his school days were over, and he worked as a ship carpenter in the summer seasons, and followed a seafaring life in the winter months. Reared in such a school of labor, he in early life became the self-reliant and energetic man that he has been throughout his subsequent career. The Captain became a master in his profession in his young manhood, and engaged in seafaring life on the Atlantic until 1850. In that year he came to California and engaged in mining until 1852, when he returned East and built the bark W. T. Sayward,...

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Wappo Tribe

Wappo Indians (from Spanish guapo, ‘brave’). A small detached portion of the Yukian family of north California, separated from the Huchnom, the nearest Yuki division by 30 or 40 miles of Pomo territory.  They lived chiefly in the mountains separating Sonoma from Lake and Napa Counties, between Geyers and Calistoga.  A portion of them, called Rincons by Powers, occupied Russian River valley in the vicinity of...

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Napa 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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Napa County California USGenWeb Archives) California Pioneer Information Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery Holy Cross Cemetery A-K Holy Cross Cemetery L-Z St. Helena Cemetery Tulocay Cemetery (partial part 1) Veterans Home White Church Cemetery...

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Crego, Ernest LaVern – Obituary

Ernest LaVern Crego, 84, died Dec. 16, 2000, at Napa, Calif. There was a Celebration of Life service for him Friday at St. Helena, Calif. Mr. Crego was born on Oct. 19, 1916, to Elmer Augustus Crego and Rena Antoinette Hall Crego at Kendall, N.Y. He was the youngest and last surviving of three children. He grew up at Holley, N.Y., and entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. He served his country as chief petty officer in both the Korean War and World War II. He cared for the wounded and helped with the cleanup operation after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He also had the horrific task of being one of many servicemen who helped clean up after the Hindenburg Disaster at Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937. He retired from the Navy in 1952. He then became an employee of the federal government working at Naval Electronics Lab at Point Loma, Calif., and also for Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, Calif., where he retired in 1973. He married LaRee Ivie on June 29, 1939, at Baker City. They later divorced. He then married Rita Elaine Challoner on Feb. 22, 1947, on Guam while both were serving in the Navy. They had been married for nearly 54 years. They made their homes in Guam, Portsmouth, Va., and in several California locations. They moved to...

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