Location: Oglesby Oklahoma

Biography of H. B. Rodecker

H. B. Rodecker, an enterprising and successful druggist of Ramona, was born near Eureka, Illinois, on the 22d of August, 1874, and was taken by his parents, William B. and Leona (Hellen) Rodecker, to Newton, Harvey county, Kansas, in 1880. The mother is a niece of the late Cecil Rhodes, multi-millionaire and statesman of South Africa. The father was a tinner by trade and followed that pursuit until 1889, when the family removed to Oklahoma City and he entered the employ of W. J. Pettie, a hardware merchant, conducting a business that has since been developed into a large wholesale enterprise. Mr. Rodecker was associated with the house for six years and then went to Los Angeles, where he is now living retired. He passed the seventy-seventh milestone on life’s journey on the 30th of March, 1922. He makes his home with his son, F. E., who is engaged in the grocery business in southern California. Mr. Rodecker was born in Peoria, Illinois, while his wife was born at the wharf in New York harbor, when her parents landed from England. She died at Shawnee, Oklahoma, February 14, 1904. The only daughter of the family, Lulu Mable Rodecker, died in Shawnee in 1903. H. B. Rodecker attended the public schools of Newton and was graduated from the high school with the class of 1888. Later he took up the...

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Greenwood, Carl M. – Obituary

Unity, Oregon Carl M. Greenwood, 83, of Unity, died June 15, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. His graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Unity Cemetery. Pastor Mathew Schnetz of the Unity Community Church and Lynn Shumway will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the Unity Community Church. Carl was born on Feb. 10, 1919, at Oglesby, Okla., to Myrtle and Clarence Greenwood. He was educated at Oglesby and Ramona, Okla. He married Mildred Packard on June 8, 1940, at Bartlesville, Okla. They came to Unity in 1957 and worked for Harold Grabner for two years. From 1959 until he retired because of health reasons, he worked for the Rouse Brothers Ranch at Unity. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He raised quarter horses and loved to ride and work with horses. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Clarence Laverne; and a sister, Allene Evans. Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Unity; a sister, Dortha Shorter of Bartlesville, Okla.; two sons and their wives, Jay and Eddie June Greenwood and Joe and LeaAnne Greenwood, both of Unity; two daughters and their husbands, Kay and Lee Silva of Winston and Carlene and Dave Herburger of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Used with...

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