Location: Oklahoma City Oklahoma

Biography of William C. Kandt

William C. Kandt, a native of Kansas, and member of a pioneer family in the state, has been a banker all his active career, and while he maintains offices and has his home at Independence he is active cashier of the Wayside State Bank and president of the Citizens State Bank of Elk City. His birth occurred in Dickinson County, Kansas, August 24, 1877. His grandparents, John and Mary Kandt were German people who came to this country in the early ’50s and in 1857 pioneered into Dickinson County, Kansas, where they were among the first to break the virgin soil and where they lived as farmers the rest of their lives. A. F. Kandt, father of the Independence banker, was born in Germany in 1850 and was brought to this country when three years of age. His parents first lived in Wisconsin, and he was about seven when he came to Kansas. Reared and educated in Dickinson County, he has followed an active career as a farmer and stock raiser, but since 1906 has lived retired at Herington, in Dickinson County. He is a democrat and has filled various township offices, including the office of treasurer. He is a member and deacon of the German Lutheran Church. A. F. Kandt married Fannie Kux, who was born in Austria in 1852. Her father, Ignitz Kux, brought his family to...

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Carroll, George L. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon George L. Carroll, 77, of Baker City, died July 19, 2002, after a five-month illness. There will be a private family graveside service Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Carroll was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 29, 1924. He moved to Baker City with his family when he was seven years old. He attended Baker schools and joined the Navy during World War II. He married Mary Williams on Feb. 17, 1946, in the old Christian Church in Baker City. They had four children and raised their family in Esparto, Calif. Mr. Carroll was a meat cutter by trade. He retired in 1986 after working 25 years in the same market. He and Mary moved back to Baker City in July 1992. He was very loved by his family and will be greatly missed. Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by two sons, George in 1999 and Robert in April of 2002, and one sister, Wilma Kay of Florida. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; a daughter, Maggie, and her husband Ken of Emmett, Idaho; a son, James, of San Diego, Calif.; daughters Patti Carroll of Sacramento, Calif. and Dolores Carroll of Baker City; five grandchildren, Kathleen Arenas and her husband, Antonio, Robert Carroll and Laura Carroll, all of Baker City, Kristen Carroll of Vacaville, Calif., and Danielle Yates and...

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Jackson, Preston “Tex” – Obituary

Preston “Tex” Jackson, 79, a former Baker County resident, died as the result of a stroke on Aug. 1, 2001, at Oklahoma City. His graveside funeral was Aug. 3 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Edmond, Okla. Elder Allen Daniels, pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church of Tuttle, Okla., officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of the Baggerly Funeral Home. Mr. Jackson was born on June 12, 1922, at Duncan, Okla., to James P. and Elizabeth Foster Jackson. After he was honorably discharged from military service, he married Nadine Marrow on Oct. 1, 1943. They would have been married 58 years this October. Soon after their marriage, the couple moved to Oregon where they lived for 40 years in and around Ontario, Baker City and Huntington. Mr. Jackson loved the hills and mountains of Oregon. He and his wife spent much time hunting and fishing in the state’s streams and lakes. He was lovingly known by his friends and neighbors as “Tex.” Mr. Jackson spent most of his working career in law enforcement. He retired from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in 1975. In 1989, he and his wife moved to Oklahoma to be near much of his family. There they spent the last few years of their married life together, enjoying numerous visits from their children, grandchildren and his wonderful nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by...

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Chaves, Frances R. – Obituary

Frances R. Chaves, 91, Oklahoma City, Okla., former resident of Baker City, Ore., died Feb. 24, 2007 in Oklahoma City. Rosary will be held Friday, March 9, 2007, 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Viewing will be at Gray’s West & Company, Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 from 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Vault Interment will be at Mount Hope. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Catholic Charities or a charity of your choice. Used with permission from The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Lee, Oscar Grant – Obituary

Funeral services for Oscar G. Lee, pioneer realtor and hotel man of Oklahoma City who died in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday afternoon [June 13, 1934], will be held here at 10:30 a.m., Friday, it was announced Wednesday night. Death, caused by hardening of the arteries, came to Lee following almost a year’s confinement in St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He had been a resident of that city since leaving Oklahoma City in 1913. While Lee was supposed to have staked out a claim in Oklahoma City following the run of 1889, friends of his here recalled that he originally came to the city shortly before the turn of the century. The family, they declared, settled in Kingfisher from where the Lee brothers moved to the city. Lee’s first venture in business here was a livery stable. This he sold upon being appointed chief of police under C. G. Jones, Mayor. During his term as chief of police, Lee negotiated for the ground upon which the Lee Hotel was to be built. This was the first of three valuable pieces of property he acquired. He sold the hotel to the Huckins interest in 1905 and it was thenceforth known as the Lee-Huckins. It was destroyed by fire in 1908 and rebuilt. Before its destruction it was easily the most pretentious hostelry in Oklahoma Territory. Later, Lee constructed the office...

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