Location: Norton County KS

Biography of Alfred F. Barnett

Alfred F. Barnett was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, November 23,1816, and lived there two years, when his parents, Zacharius and Nancy Burnett, migrated to Missouri and settled near Fayette, Howard County. There he was reared, and lived until 1847, when he removed to Daviess county and settled on a farm in Jefferson township, continuing in agricultural pursuits for two years. In 1849 he came to Gallatin and engaged in the mercantile business with R. S. Owings, under the firm name of Barnett & Owings, and continued in the business until the summer of 1851, when he retired from the firm, and, for a short time, again engaged in farming. He next went to Smithton, Kansas, and was the manager of a store at that place for the firm of Holt, Tipton & Co., of Savannah, Missouri, remaining there until 1857, when he returned to Gallatin and was appointed deputy sheriff by James J. Minor, holding the position four years. In 1861 he joined the Confederate army, enlisting in General Sterling Price’s brigade as a private, and served during the war, returning to Gallatin after the declaration of peace in 1865. His first employment was the running of a steam flouring-mill for R. T. West, in which business he was engaged up to 1874, when he was elected treasurer of Daviess county, reelected in 1876, serving both terms and...

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Lenora East Cemetery, Lenora, Norton County, Kansas

Lenora East Cemetery is located about half a mile east of Lenora, Kansas. Among those buried there are: AULTMAN, RENA, daughter of H. R. and M. E. Aultman, b. Aug. 28, 1875, d. May 19, 1879. BROWN, MABEL S. EMORY, wife of M. W. Brown, b. 1854, d. 1894. DECKER, A. S., b. Mch. 1861, d. Oct. 1, 1882. DECKER, WILLIAM S., b. July 18, 1818, d. Mch. 11, 1885. GILDER, EUNICE D., wife of S. B. Gilder, b. 1816, d. 1886. GILDER, MAHALA, wife of S. B. Gilder, b. 1816, d. 1898. GOODMAN, JESSIE R., daughter of G. W. and Inez R. Goodman, b. 1882, d. 1887. HENDRICKS, DELLA, wife of J. W. Hendricks, b. Dec. 15, 1850, d. Mch. 21, 1890. JOHNSON, JACOB L., b. 1810, d. 1884. KEELER, JOHN F., husband of Sarah A. Keeler, d. Mch. 21, 1889, aged 62 yrs., 8 mos., 25 days. KEELER, SARAH A., d. June 4, 1890, aged 67 yrs., 6 mos., 19 days. LANSING, HANNAH L., wife of G. H. Lansing, d. May 28, 1878, aged 36 yrs., 1 mo., 10 days. MOON, ALMIRA L., wife of Richard R. Moon, d. Mch. 8, 1882, aged 36 yrs., 2 days. NETTLETON, SARAH A., d. Nov. 8, 1880, aged 70 yrs. RUFF, MARY wife of P. B. Ruff, b. Dec. 1825, d. Apr. 27, 1885. RUFF, JOHN H., murdered by John...

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Biography of Hon. Isaiah W. Hope

Hon. Isaiah W. Hope is one of the most prominent men in Malheur County today, and he has been a leader here for many years, having started in the mercantile business with his brother in an early day and building up one of the mammoth establishments of the west, while also in many lines of industry he has brought the fine talent of which he is possessed into play with the gratifying result that he has achieved a general round of success in the realm of merchant, general developer of the country, organizer of the Vale Commercial Company, promoter of various leading industries of the County, banker, and representative of his County in the state legislature, in which latter position he has the distinction of being the only man who has received a second term at the hands of the people; thus it is seen that Mr. Hope is deserving of a prominent mention in the history of Malheur County, where he stands esteemed by all both for his work and for his own intrinsic worth. Isaiah W. was born in Brookville, Vernon County, Wisconsin, September 28, 1861, being the son of George W. and Emeline (Williams) Hope. His father was one of the martyrs of the Civil war, enlisting in the Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Volunteers in the spring of 1862 He was under Sherman in the siege of Vicksburg,...

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Biography of Milton G. Hope

It is with pleasure that we are enabled to incorporate in the volume of the history of the County of Malheur an epitome of the career of the estimable gentleman, careful and capable business man, and sturdy pioneer of this section, since he is a man of ability, has shown commendable zeal in the development of the country, has gained’ a handsome holding in this County, is a man of sound principles, and well known for integrity and uprightness. The birth of Mr. Hope occurred in Brookville, Vernon County, Wisconsin, on August 31, 1859 his parents being George W. and Emeline (Williams) Hope. The account of the father’s noble service in the war of the rebellion, the mother’s moves to Kansas and so forth, are mentioned in another portion of this work and need not he repeated here. Our subject was educated in the common schools and later took a course in the Institute at Atchison, Kansas. He went with his mother to Kansas, Brown County, in 187o, in 1873, went to Norton County, and in 188o he went to Colorado, and the following year, his brother, Isaiah, mention of whom is made in this book, came and they went into partnership, in which they have continued since. In 1882 they came to Wood River, Idaho, and the next year they came to Malheur County, each entering a homestead...

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Biography of Maurice McAuliffe

Maurice McAuliffe, of Salina, had not only fitted himself comfortably and substantially into the agricultural affairs of Kansas as an individual farmer and stock man, but had been one of the leaders in the new agrisultural movement and uplift. He is most widely known as one of the fine factors in the organization of the Farmers Union of Kansas, and is now serving his ninth term as president of that vigorous organization. He was also a prominent figure in the Alliance movement. The Farmers Union of Kansas is affiliated with the larger organization known as the National Farmers Union, which fulfills the purposes and exercises an influence in behalf of the farmers similar to that exorcised by the United States Chamber of Commerce, for instance, for the industrial interests of America. Mr. McAuliffe was born on a farm in County Limerick, Ireland, December 24, 1853, is a son of Dennis and Bridget (Fitzgerald) McAuliffe and the youngest of a family of sixteen children. Mr. McAuliffe came to America in 1871, when he was eighteen years of age, and arrived in Kansas in the fall of the same year. He is one of the pioneers of Saline County, where he located in 1874, and for many years had been a successful farmer and stock raiser. His is one of the best improved farms in Saline County, located three miles east...

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Biography of Rollin Buell

Rollin Buell. Since his education was finishod Rollin Buell had applied himself chiefly to banking in Kansas, and is now cashier of the Farmers State Bank at Potter in Atchison County. Almost since pioneer times the Buell family was identified with Macoupin County, Illinois, where Rollin Buell was born September 15, 1883, and his father, Charles Buell, in 1856. The grandfather. John Buell, was born in England, and after coming to America located on a farm in Macoupin County, Illinois, whero he died in 1865. John Buell married Miss Mitchell. Her father was a remarkably successful Illinois farmer. He reared a family of twenty-one children, and out of the abundance of his means was able to give each one a quarter section of land. Mr. Charles Buell, who is now living at Lenora, Western Kansas, was reared and married in Macoupin County, Illinois, and in 1884 started West, and after six months at Lincoln, Nebraska, moved during the same year into Scott County, Kansas. He was one of the pioneer farmers of that region for three years, and in 1887 he went still further West to Norton County. His home was on his original claim in that county until March 1, 1917, when he removed to the vicinity of Lenora in the same county. He is an active democrat and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Charles...

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Biography of Charles Manville Sawyer

Charles Manville Sawyer, chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank at Kansas City, Missouri, began his banking career in Kansas and is perhaps as widely known over the state as any one banker. The Federal Reserve Bank at Kansas City, Missouri, serves the district comprising the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and the greater part of Oklahoma, and portions of Missouri and New Mexico. Mr. Sawyer was born on a farm near Streator, Illinois. His is an old American family and some of his ancestors fought as officers in the revolutionary war. His parents were Lewis M. and Salanda (Moon) Sawyer, the former a native of New York and the latter of Illinois. They were the parents of eight children. Lewis M. Sawyer had come to Illinois in 1842 and for many years was a successful farmer, stock raiser and also interested in several banks. He retired from active business in 1898 and moved to Evanston, Illinois, in which handsome city he still resided at the age of eighty. His wife died January 19, 1915. Lewis M. Sawyer while living at Streator took an interest in republican politics and served as a member of both the House of Representatives and the Senate of Illinois. His father being a man of considerable wealth for the time and of substantial social position, Charles Manville Sawyer had...

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Cash, Mary Rhodig – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Mary Rhodig Cash, 97, of La Grande died Nov. 16 in La Grande. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Committal and burial will follow at the Island City Cemetery. Mrs. Cash was born June 29, 1909, to James Edward and Elizabeth Campbell Taylor in Almena, Kan. She married Russel L. Rhodig in April 1932, and the couple had four children, Twilla, Russel, Charles and Netha. Mr. Rhodig preceded her in death. In 1982 she married James D. Cash of La Grande. Mr. Cash died in 1986. Mary enjoyed the love and affection of her stepchildren, Bob, Richard and Phyllis. She was a member of the Church of God for many years. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors and Eastern Star and worked in the bakery at Albertson’s for 12 years. She loved her home and family, living in the same house for 51 years. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and reading and studying the Bible. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Twilla and Bill Carson of Perry, Russ and Phyllis Rhodig of New Plymouth, Idaho, Chuck and Dolores Rhodig of Oregon City and Netha and Don Lester of Canby; stepchildren, Bob Cash of La Grande, Richard Cash of Walla Walla and Phyllis and Bill Wells of Newport; sisters, Irene Williams of La Grande,...

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Lee, Philip George Washington – Obituary

Services were held at the Parsons Funeral Home, Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., July 31, 1948 for Philip G. Lee, who passed away at Norton, Kansas, July 29, after a lingering illness of 13 weeks. Philip G. Lee was born June 25, 1899 in Anthony, and died July 29, 1948 at the age of 50 years, 1 month, 4 days. He had been at the Norton Sanitarium for the past 4 weeks. He is survived by his wife in Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Brownfield, with whom he had been making his home and Mrs. T. F. Plank of Orlando, Fla. Rev. H. W. Snodgrass officiated and interment was made in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony. The Anthony Republican and The Anthony Bulletin, August 5, 1948 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Mathews, Ada M. Paugh Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ada M. Mathews, 76, of Baker City died Nov. 4, 2002, at her home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at Pilot Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ada was born July 9, 1926, at Norton, Kan. She was a daughter of Merl and Mary Olive Culligan Paugh. In 1933, she moved with her parents to Milton-Freewater where she received her schooling and was educated in life. At the age of 16, she started working in the canneries. She moved to Portland for seven years and returned to Eastern Oregon in 1961, working for Birdseye. In January 1972, she met her future husband, Paul Mathews. They were married in December 1972. With Paul, Ada owned and operated many businesses throughout Eastern Oregon. Some of these were the Waterhole at Umapine; the TeePee at Milton-Freewater; Paul’s Truck Stop at Irrigon; The Last Chance Tavern at Hermiston; the Nyssa Tavern at Nyssa; and Paul’s Tavern at Huntington. In 1983, they purchased the Stockman’s in Baker City. Ada recently sold it to a couple from Portland. Besides working and running the businesses, Ada enjoyed gold mining with her husband. She loved people and...

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Biography of Lincoln Austin,

This enterprising and representative business man and property owner of Flora is a member of the firm of Clark & Austin, which does a general merchandise business in Flora carrying a complete and well selected stock and gaining a patronage from the adjacent country that betokens a lucrative business. Lincoln was born in Adams County, Illinois, on September 21, 1866, being the son of Moses and Mary L. Austin. Our subject had one brother, Clarence F. of Paradise. On July 25, 1870, his father contracted a second marriage, the lady being Nancy Hester, a native of Missouri and the nuptials were celebrated in Linn County, that state. To that marriage were born the following children: Lewis M., Araunah, Mary A., deceased, Raymond M. and Eddie A. the father was born in New York in 1835, and he enlisted in the Second Illinois Cavalry and was taken captive at the battle of Lexington, Missouri, but being exchanged, he reenlisted in the One Hundred and Nineteenth Illinois and served until the close of the war. He received a wound in his left shoulder while in the service of his country. In 1865 his parents removed to Linn County, Missouri, where the mother died in 1869. Our subject grew up on his father’s farm and received a good education from the public schools. In 1879 the entire family came to Norton County,...

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