Location: Pima County AZ

Biography of George W. Deitzler, Gen.

Gen. George W. Deitzler, one of the famous “treason prisoners” to be taken from Lawrence to Lecompton, afterward prominent in the public affairs of the Territory and State of Kansas and prominent in the Civil war, was born at Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1826. He received a common school edncation and removed to Kansas, where he became one of the prominent figures of the free-state party. He was a delegate to the Topeka convention, and in May, 1856, was one of the seven men who were arrested at Lawrence and taken to Lecompton under guard of Federal troops. They were known as the “treason prisoners” and were kept in a prison camp for several months. During the winter of 1857-58 he was a member and speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives and was re-elected. Subsequently he was elected mayor of Lawrence, and also served as treasurer of the State University. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was made colonel of the First Kansas; was seriously wounded at the battle of Wilson’s Creek, in August, 1861, and never entirely recovered. He remained in the service, however, was promoted to brigadier general, but resigned in 1863. During Price’s raid he rendered great service in protecting the border. In 1864 he was commissioned major general of Kansas militia. General Deitzler was killed by being thrown from...

Read More

Papago Indians

Papago Indians. Signifying “bean people,” from the native words paphh, “beans,” and  óotam, “people.” Also called: Saikinne, Si’-ke-na, Apache name for Pima, Papago, and Maricopa. Táh’ba, Yavapai name. Teχpamais, Maricopa name. Tóno-oōhtam, own name, signifying “people of the desert.” Vidshi itikapa, Tonto name. Papago Connections The Papago belong to the Piman branch of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock and stand very close to the Pima. Papago Location In the territory south and southeast of the Gila River, especially south of Tucson; in the main and tributary valleys of the Santa Cruz River; and extending west and southwest across the desert waste known as the Papaguerfa, into Sonora, Mexico. Papago Villages Acachin, location uncertain. Alcalde, probably in Pima County. Ana, probably in Pima County. Anicam, probably in Pima County. Areitorae, south of Sonorita, Sonora, Mexico. Ati, on the west bank of Rio Altar, between Uquitoa and Tubutama, just south of the Arizona boundary. Babasaqui, probably Papago, 3 miles above Imuris, between Cocospera and Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. Bacapa, in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, slightly southeast of Carrizal. Baipia, slightly northwest of Caborca, probably on the Rio Altar, northwestern Sonora, Mexico. Bajfo, location uncertain. Batequi, east of the Rio Altar in northwestern Sonora, Mexico. Boca del Arroyo, probably in Pima County. Caborica, on the Gila River. Caca Chimir, probably in Pima County. Cahuabi, in Arizona near the Sonora border. Canoa, between Tubac and San...

Read More

Biography of Norman M. Ruick

This distinguished practitioner at the bar of Idaho has been connected with the leading interests of the state for some years, and in all the relations of life he has commanded the respect and confidence of his fellow men by his fidelity to duty and his devotion to the interests entrusted to his care. He comes from the far east, being a native of Connecticut. His birth occurred in Granby, that state, on the 4th of October, 1854, and his ancestry includes both Irish and Puritan stock. His paternal great-grandfather, a native of the Emerald Isle, emigrated to the New World and took up his residence in Hartford County, Connecticut, where he resided for many years. When the colonies attempted to throw off the yoke of British tyranny, he joined the army and valiantly fought in the war which gave to the nation her independence. The grandfather of our subject, William Ruick, Sr., and the father, who also bore the name of William, were both born in Granby, Connecticut, the latter on the l0th of July, 1822. He was a carriage-maker by trade and followed that pursuit in order to gain a livelihood for his family. He married Miss Temperance C. Hutchinson, a native of Mansfield, Connecticut, and a representative of one of the old Puritan families of New England. The Ruick family for several generations had been connected...

Read More

Biography of James Cyrus Preston, M. D.

James Cyrus Preston, M. D. One of the foremost men of Buffalo, Kansas, is Dr. James Cyrus Preston, the pioneer physician, and for many years the leader in medical thought in Wilson County, and the wise adviser and stable supporter of public enterprises which have assisted greatly in the town’s development. Doctor Preston came first to Buffalo after some years of medical experience in Arizona, and thus was well prepared for the hardships and handicaps that attended his early days here, in 1889, and with the exception of an interim of five years, had been a continuous resident and a busy physician and surgeon. He was born in Fulton County, Illinois, March 13, 1863. His parents were William H. and Adaline (Thomas) Preston. The early Prestons were of English birth and descent and were Colonial settlers in New England. The grandfather of Doctor Preston was Richard Preston, who was born in Vermont, in 1805, and died in Howard County, Iowa, in 1882. In 1845 he removed with his family to Winnebago County, Illinois, seeking work as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, in which he was skilled. It is said of him that he had great facility with the drum and his services were often in demand when militia was under training. His wife, Hannah Gilmore, was born in New England in 1807, and died in Iowa in 1867. William H....

Read More

Fisher, Charles K. – Obituary

Former Haines Boy Served in Air Force Charles Fisher 30, native of Muddy Creek and the son of the late C. K. Fisher and Mrs. Lena Fisher of McMinnville, died yesterday at Tucson, Arizona after the motor scooter he was riding home from the air base at which he was stationed, was struck by a car. Charles was born May 29, 1928. He was graduated from Baker High School and has been in the air force a number of years. Surviving are his wife Irene and two sons, Ronnie and Donnie of Tucson, besides a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes of Canada, a brother John of the navy at Long Beach, and a brother James of Aurora, Illinois. Funeral will be Saturday at Tucson. An aunt, Mrs. Myrtle Potter, of Haines will meet her sister, Mrs. Lena Fisher, who is mother of Charles, at McMinnville tomorrow and together they will attend the services. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February 26, 1959 Contributed by: Belva...

Read More

Hand, Douglas – Obituary

Doug Hand Had Family Tie Here In supplementing the obituary in the Courier of Douglas Hand, former Haines schoolboy, we rely upon a life sketch of Doug and his beloved Baker valley family ties, by Doug himself over a year ago for the local Historical Society. Doug died at Tucson late in January, retired as a prominent citizen there after a successful army career. The Hand history in the west was due to the courage of the mother. Doug’s grandfather, a blacksmith in Illinois, James Douglas Hand, was a Civil War veteran. He died shortly after his father James L. hand was born, the younger in the family. (transcriber’s note: James actually died before his son James L. was born). At this ill fortune, his grandmother picked up the family and migrated west to Reno, but soon left that spot and by wagon brought her children to North Powder to work on the John O’Bryant Ranch, the old Mann place. She married Mr. O’Bryant and raised her family. Doug’s aunt, Nancy Hand, married pioneer rancher of Muddy Creek, James O. Maxwell in 1887, so it became a second home for Doug’s father, James L. Hand. Back in Illinois, Nina Floy Snider, a school teacher, planned to reach Hawaii to teach, but when stranded in Baker City, she took a job at the Maxwell ranch at Haines and never left...

Read More

Biographical Sketch of William Toby Noyes

William Toby Noyes was born August 22, 1836, in Durham, Cumberland County, Maine. His parents, John Henry and Sarah Webb (Toby) Noyes, were natives respectively of England and Wales. His father was a politician, and was elected as the first clerk of Pawnel, and was a profound student and a strong advocate of the temperance cause. He died at the residence of his son William, in California, in 1880, at the age of seventy-six. Mr. Noyes came to California by water in 1863, and landed in San Francisco in May of that year. He had previously (in 1861) made a trip to Cuba, where be worked at the carpenter’s trade for one year. He also spent some time building, etc., in Virginia City, and in 1865 went back to San Francisco and worked for the Government for one year. Then he went to East Oakland, where he engaged in building and contracting for fourteen years. From there he went to Tucson, Arizona, and contracted for about one year. From the latter place he moved to San Bernardino County, and bought 120 acres of land in Highlands, in partnership with William H. Randall, and has given his attention to fruit and vine culture ever since. He was married in March 1861, to Miss Harriet Randall, of Pawnel, Maine, and they have one child, a daughter Miss Jennie. Mr. Noyes’ influence...

Read More

Biographical Sketch of Hon. Frederic W. Gregg

Hon. Frederic W. Gregg, of the law firm of Harris & Gregg, is a Green Mountain boy, born in Vermont, thirty-two years ago; was educated in Dartmouth College, celebrated as the alma mater of eminent men of action, men who have led in the fields of law and politics and commerce, where a combination of mental and physical vigor are the motive power of success. Graduating from Dartmouth in the class of 1878, Mr. Gregg studied law in the office of Hon. Frank Plumley, United States District Attorney for Vermont, and at the Columbia Law School. In June 1881, he came west and opened a law office in Tucson, Arizona. In March 1882, he was appointed United States Commissioner for the First Judicial District of Arizona, which office he filled for three years. In November 1882, he was elected a member of the Board of School Trustees of Tucson. He ran for district attorney of that county in 1884 on the Republican ticket and was defeated by a few votes. In March 1885, upon the petition of the bar of the county, Mr. Gregg was appointed County Judge of Pima County, and at the expiration of the term of two years was elected to the office as his own successor, receiving a larger vote than any other candidate on the county ticket. In the summer of 1887 he removed...

Read More

Papago Tribe

A Piman tribe, closely allied to the Pima, whose original home was the territory south and south east of Gila River, especially south of Tucson, Arizona, in the main and tributary valleys of the Rio Santa Cruz, and extending west and south west across the desert waste known as the Papaguería, into Sonora, Mexico

Read More

Pima County, Arizona Census Records

Pima County was one of the original four counties which comprised Arizona in 1864. 1870 Pima County, Arizona Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Arizona 1870 Federal Census Index A B C-D E-F G-I J-L M N-Q R S T-Z Pima County Arizona 1870 Federal Census pg 5-10 pg 11-17 pg 17-24 pg 24-30 pg 31-38 pg 39-45 pg 46-51 pg 52-57 pg 58-63 pg 64-69 pg 70-75 pg 76-81 Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Pima County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Pima County, Arizona Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Pima County, Arizona USGenWeb Archives 1880 Census-Index A-Mon  1880 Census-Index Mon-Z 1880 Census-ED 1, pg. 1 1880 Census-ED 1, pg. 2 1880 Census-ED 1, pg. 3 Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Pima County, Census Index 1880 Pima County, Census Images $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Pima County, Arizona Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Pima County, Arizona Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14...

Read More

Pima County, Arizona 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 Pima County, Arizona Tombstone Transcription Project) Bingham L.D.S. Cemetery East Lawn Palm Mortuary & Cemetery Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery & Crematory Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery South Lawn Cemetery Hosted at the Arizona Gravestone Project. Ajo Cemetery B’nai B’rith Cemetery Binghampton LDS Cemetery East Lawn Palms Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Fort Lowell Cemetery Cemetery Holy Hope Cemetery Humphrey Family Cemetery South Lawn Memorial Cemetery...

Read More

Christensen, Joyce Mary “Joy” Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Joyce “Joy” Mary Christensen, 62, of Baker City, died June 3, 2003. In lieu of a memorial service, a picnic will be held in her memory for friends and family sometime in July. For more information, please call Dan Christensen at 425/880-4949 or Wes Christensen at 523-5561. Joy was born on Oct. 24, 1941, in Butte, Mont. She spent her childhood moving around with her parents, working ranches all over the western United States and Canada, where she acquired her love of horses. She later married and settled in the Baker area where she raised a family. She spent that time training and raising horses and spent many years involved in the 4-H horse program, in addition to maintaining the family business. Joy also attended many riding schools, including the renowned Fulmer Riding Academy in Aiken, S.C. In 1980, she relocated to western Washington where she worked as head trainer and riding instructor at Barnaby Stables on Bainbridge Island. She later moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she worked as a ranch hand at a guest ranch outside of Tucson. Later her travels took her to western Kansas where she worked and managed a cattle ranch. Joy later returned to the Baker area, where she spent her last years as a musician, performer, entertainer and storyteller — preserving the early Western culture and heritage. Her...

Read More

Biography of Hon. Theodore L. Stiles

HON. THEODORE L. STILES. – Honorable Theodore L. Stiles was born at Medway, Clarke county, Ohio, July 12, 1848, and was the only child of Daniel J. and Marie S. Stiles. His mother’s maiden name was Lamme; and she, too, was a native of the same county as her son. Mr. Stiles’ father was born of German and English parents, in Danplin county, Pennsylvania. His mother’s family were emigrants from Virginia in 1809. Until the age of sixteen, he remained at his birthplace, which was a small interior farming village. But, his mother having died in 1863, his father removed in 1865 to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he entered into mercantile business; and the young man was for a few months an assistant of his father’s firm. But although his father had not had the advantages of education, he was one of those who to the keenest degree realized its future importance to the young; and he, therefore, at great sacrifice to himself, opened to his son the use of his lifetime earnings. The young man was fairly prepared for study, and chose at first to enter the Ohio University at Athens. There he spent two years, laying the foundation for admission to Amherst College, at Amherst, Massachusetts, where he entered as freshman September 10, 1867. After the usual college course of four years, he graduated in 1871, and at...

Read More

Cashmere, Donald Ray – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Donald Ray Cashmere, 40, died April 9, 2006, at his home in Baker City. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McEwen Bible Fellowship in Sumpter. Pastor Mark Norenberg of Granite will officiate. Friends are invited to attend a benefit buffet-style lunch at the Sumpter Nugget Restaurant after the service. Don was born on Aug. 11, 1965, at Tucson, Ariz., where he lived until moving to Portland in 1969. In 2002, he moved to Baker City to be closer to Mommy. Finally settling down, Don made a commitment to a “speed bump,” Tene. The couple had been together 14 years and were married for nine years. Don loved to work with wood and was always making special things for his family and friends. He learned his carpentry trade in the Job Corps and was working with Mark Norenberg building log cabins at the time of his death. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and riding his three-wheeler. Don also loved to go out and pick mushrooms (a hobby that started with his baby sister, Marge). Don’s favorite gathering to entertain his friends and family was building a bonfire. Don was always willing to help any two-legged or four-legged strays. Don and Tene’s door was always open. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Refjua Baca and Glen and LaVelle...

Read More

Berry, Steven D. – Obituary

Steven D. Berry, 30, of Tucson, Ariz., a former Baker City resident, died of heart failure on Oct. 22, 2006, at Tucson. A private service will be scheduled later. Steven was born on July 16, 1976, at Fort Carson, Colo., to Daniel and Sherry Brown Martin. He moved to Springfield at a young age and then to Yamhill where he attended Yamhill Carlton High School. He moved to Baker City in 1991. While in Baker City, he worked for Pizza Hut. In 2005, he moved to Tucson, Ariz. He loved music, playing the guitar and the keyboard and singing. “He loved spending time with his many friends in Baker City,” his family said. Survivors include his mother, Sherry Martin of Yamhill; his father, Daniel Martin of Yamhill; and grandparents living at Sisters, Baker City and Yamhill. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

Read More


Free Genealogy Archives

It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest