Location: Pueblo County Co

Kit Carson, His Life and Adventures – Indian Wars

The subject of this sketch, Christopher “Kit” Carson, was born on the 24th of December, 1809, in Madison County, Kentucky. The following year his parents removed to Howard County, Missouri, then a vast prairie tract and still further away from the old settlements. The new home was in the midst of a region filled with game, and inhabited by several predatory and hostile tribes of Indians, who regarded the whites as only to be respected for the value of their scalps. The elder Carson at once endeavored to provide for the safety of his family, as far as possible,...

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Biographical Sketch of William Franklin Minton

It is with pleasure that we essay the task of epitomizing the salient points in the interesting career of the estimable and enterprising gentleman whose name is at the head of this article, and it is very fitting that such be granted space in the history of Malheur County, since he has labored here for the up building of the county and has wrought with wisdom and energy for this end, while also he has spent much time on the frontier and in other places, always, however, manifesting that same energy and capability in furthering the chariot of progress and building for the generations to come. Mr. Minton was born in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on November25, 1856, being the son of Willis J. and Martha S. (Coker) Minton. When he was a lad of seven he was taken by his parents to Cedar County, and in 1874 went with his parents to Pueblo, Colorado, and thence he went to Florence, Colorado, and there followed farming for a time. There also he was married on August 14, 1880, Miss Minerva Jackson becoming his wife on that occasion. In 1884 he removed with his family to New Mexico, securing a farm, which he tilled until 1889. In the last year mentioned he came via the Southern Pacific to San Francisco and thence on the steamer “State of California” to Portland....

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Cawlfield

This worthy gentleman is to be numbered with the younger men of Harney county who have attained a good success in the stock business here and who bid fair to gain much better in the future, judging by their faithful and wisely bestowed labors of the past. George W. was born in Johnson county, Kansas, on October 21, 1870, being the son of David A. and Abigil (Evans) Cawlfield. The father was a native of Tennessee, and went across the plains to California in an early day and then returned via Panama, after which for some time he acted as government freighter on the frontiers and finally settled in Kansas. In 1874 the family came overland to Pueblo county, Colorado, and there the father followed stock raising. In 1888 the father, with his wife and ten children, came by covered wagons to Harney and settled on Rye Grass flat, east from Burns, and there engaged in raising stock. Our subject attended schools in various places of his residence, and in 1891 he went to Portland and acted as express messenger and baggageman to two different points on the O. R. & N. This continued for two years, and he returned to Harney county, and there, on November 24, 1897, he married Miss Hattie, daughter of Jesse O. and Emma Bunyard. To them have been born two children -Gladys R.,...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert H. Dawson

Dawson, Robert H.; lawyer; born, Pontiac, Mich., March 28, 1882; son of John W. and Jean Hamilton Dawson; educated, University of Michigan, A. B., 1903, and Western Reserve University, 1909, LL. B.; married, Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 14, 1910, Miss Luna Cooper; member Phi Delta Phi Fraternity. Recreations: Baseball and...

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Biography of Malcolm Campbell Newman, M. D.

Malcolm Campbell Newman, M. D., whose work as a physician and surgeon had brought him high standing among the citizens of Toronto and over a large part of the county, moved to Toronto in 1913 from Virgil, where he had practiced for several years. Doctor Newman looks after a large general medical and surgical practice, having his offices on the main street of town, and since locating at Toronto had served as health officer. He is a member of the Woodson County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association. Doctor Newman was born in Gentry County, Missouri, August 20, 1881. The Newmans combine both Scotch and English stock and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. Doctor Newman’s mother’s people were pioneers in Indiana. Isaac B. Newman, his father, was born in Pike County, Ohio, in 1841. In 1865 his parents removed to Gentry County, Missouri, and he came with them and married there. For a number of years he was a merchant and hotel proprietor at Darlington, Missouri. In 1886 he came to Greeley County, Kansas, and was identified with stock raising there until he retired to California in 1911. He died at Huntington Park, California, in 1913. He made a creditable record as a soldier during the Civil war. He went out with the Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry in 1862, and was in the army...

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Hayes, Katherine Etta “Katie” Harris Mrs. – Obituary

Katherine Etta “Katie” Hayes, 81, died Aug. 9, 2005, at St Elizabeth Health Services after a knee replacement operation. Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Katie was born at Salina, Kan., on Aug. 21, 1923, to Nathaniel Creager Harris, a not-so-tall Texan, and Mary Margaret Shank. The Shank family had lived in Kansas for many years as homestead-era farmers. Salina was her home through 1941. After graduating from Salina High School, she set off like many of her generation to work in support of the war effort as a Western Union operator in Pueblo, Colo. It was in Pueblo that Katie met her future husband, Walter Hartwell Hayes. Walt, a longtime Baker City resident, was posted at Pueblo with the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps. Walt and Katie were engaged in late 1942 and, after Walt’s transfer from Pueblo, were married at Walla Walla, Wash., on Aug. 7, 1943. Walt and Katie were subsequently transferred to Lincoln, Neb., where their first child, Walter Creager “Creag” Hayes, was born on Katie’s 21st birthday, Aug. 21, 1944. In mid-1945, Katie and her little baby took the train to Baker City to be with her husband’s parents while awaiting Walt’s discharge in November 1945. Except for a brief one-year period when they lived at Portland, Katie and Walt spent the rest of their...

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Biography of Rev. Linville J. Hall

For over half a century the Rev. Linville J. Hall devoted himself to bringing spiritual consolation to the soul-weary and those fearful of the after-life, for he was blessed with unusual sweetness of spirit and tactful sympathy. At the same time he was effective in the more militant side of a minister’s duties, in condemning evil stirringly and fearlessly wherever he found it, in offering a constructive life program, and in demonstrating by his own life all his preachments. His ministerial activities carried him to many localities throughout the United States, but his last years were passed in his native city, Springfield, Massachusetts. Linville J. Hall was born in Springfield on July 8, 1822, son of John and Bathsheba S. (White) Hall, and is a direct descendant of Paragon White, the first white child born in the United States. Educated in the Springfield grammar and high schools, he wished to continue his studies in a professional field and decided on the ministry, for which he studied at the Concord Biblical Institute, Concord, New Hampshire. He was ordained minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The first years of his career were passed at Brookline, New Hampshire. He was pastor at various New England churches, including one in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and East Boston, where he remained for three years. In 1873 he went to Colorado, serving as minister in Colorado City,...

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Pueblo County, Colorado 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. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Nepesta Cemetery Beulah Beulah Cemetery Pueblo I. O. O. F. Cemetery Imperial Memorial Gardens Mountain View Cemetery Roselawn Cemetery Rye Brookside Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries were transcribed by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors Mountain View Cemetery The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Avondale B/X Ranch Cemetery Huerfano River Cemetery Pueblo Hicklin Family Cemetery Swallow Cemetery Red Top Ranch Finn Family Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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Hayes, Walter Hartwell – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Walter Hartwell Hayes, 85, of Baker City, died April 1, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Care Center, where he had lived the past 9 years. There will be a memorial service this summer at Mount Hope Cemetery when family members can return from Europe and the Middle East. Walt was born at Baker City on April 22, 1920, to Walter Dutton Hayes and Junia Philbrick Hayes. He spent almost his entire life in Baker County. The “lay-in home” where he was born is still standing on Spring Garden Avenue, not but a block from where his oldest grandson and family live. The family lived up Sutton Creek on the “Hayes Creek Farm” as his dad called it, and Walt attended the Brookside School, as well as the Beaver Creek School before coming into town to attend the Helen M. Stack Middle School and Baker Senior High. He and his two sisters would ride their horses to school in good weather and in winter would strap on their skis and head out in the deep snow in order to get to school. It was uphill both ways and a bit of a distance. Being the only son, he spent much of his time working around the farm and growing up quickly, helping his dad with the horses and working in the wheat/barley/oats fields. The hours were...

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Honeycutt, Gwendolyn Akin Mrs. – Obituary

Gwendolyn Akin Honeycutt, 100, a longtime Halfway resident, died Nov. 1, 2000, at her home. Her graveside funeral was Tuesday at the Pine Haven Cemetery at Halfway. Buck Steele officiated. Mrs. Honeycutt was born Oct. 18, 1900, at Victor, Colo., to George and Lucy Akin. She married Washington Denver Honeycutt on Nov. 5, 1919, at Pueblo, Colo. They had four daughters over the next eight years while traveling the West picking fruit. In the early 1930s, they owned a car dealership, but lost almost everything during the Depression. In 1939 they moved to Halfway where they farmed and later established a mining claim where they lived until Mr. Honeycutt’s death in 1982. Mrs. Honeycutt remained in Halfway for the next 11 years, caring for herself and her two beloved cats. She became ill in April 1993 and moved to Baker City with her grandchildren, Darl and Lynda Pifher. She loved her cats, her family, friends and Western novels, which she listened to on her tape player. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Coyle and Lois Bowerman, both of Halfway; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her dearest friends, Connie Carnagy and Rose Steele. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, her husband and two daughters, Thelma and Bessie Kempe. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 10, 2000 Transcribed...

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Biographical Sketch of William B. Chandler

William B. Chandler, a well-known stock buyer of the County and a resident of Bourbon Township, was born in Douglas County, Illinois, March 6, 1852. He is a son of Lemuel Chandler (for the ancestry of the family, see sketch.) When yet a boy, William B. Chandler entered the University of Illinois at Champaign and was graduated there from with a degree of B. S. in the class of 1876. In 1885 he served in the capacity of clerk to the Indian commission at Yankton and continued in this capacity for four years. He then went to Pueblo, Colorado, where he engaged successfully in the practice of law for three years. On account of the sickness of his father and business interests at home, he returned in 1892, since which time he has been quite extensively engaged in farming and stock buying. In 1883 Mr. Chandler was united in marriage to Miss Belle Augusta Bailey, of Tuscola. They have no children. Our subject is a Democrat in politics and the only office he ever held was that of town clerk of Bourbon Township soon after he reached the age of man-hood. Mr. Chandler is well and favorably known throughout the County, is a man of good business ability and devoted to the highest and best interests of Douglas...

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