Location: Red Bluff California

Biographical Sketch of Henry P. Tietsort

The subject of this article is one of the venerable and capable men of the vicinity of Nyssa, being also a veritable pioneer of the pioneers, of the west having labored with great energy in many portions of the same, and has endured the privations, hardships and suffering incident to this kind of life. Henry P. Tietsort, was born in Cass County Michigan, on October 14, 1829, being the son of John and Angeline (Meyers) Tietsort. The parents were natives of Pennsylvania, but his grandparents came from Germany. Our subject was educated in the common schools of his native place and spent the years of his youth in labor on the farm. In 1859 he went to St. Joseph, Missouri and thence he came across the plains with mule teams, consuming four months in the trip. The train of thirty wagons landed at Red Bluff, California, and he went to freighting for a time and then mined. It was 1864 when he came to Boise Basin, Idaho, and he was also in Baker County, now Malheur, near Malheur City. He mined in various localities in the country, being pretty well over the western country, until 1892, when he located his present place of forty-three acres on the banks of the Snake, three miles southwest from Nyssa. Then there were but one or two houses between his place and Ontario....

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Biography of Frank Crosson

Frank Crosson is now engaged in general merchandising in De Lamar and is one of the most successful and enterprising businessmen here. His life stands in evidence of the fact that ambition, enterprise and diligence can cope with an adverse fate and ultimately reach the goal of prosperity. He came to Owyhee County on foot, reaching Silver City in June 1889, and secured employment in driving a freight team. Since that time he has advanced steadily toward success and competence and is today accounted one of the most progressive, respected and well-to-do merchants of the county. Mr. Crosson was born at Red Bluff, California, on the 24th of April 1862, and is of Scotch-Irish lineage. His father, Samuel Crosson, was born in the state of New York, and in 1852 took up his abode in California. He was married in Sacramento to Miss Mary Burk, a native of Ireland. For six years he lived the life of a sailor, making trips on the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Red Bluff. He died in 1893, at the age of sixty-four years, but his wife is still living and makes her home in San Francisco. Frank Crosson of this review started out in life on his own account when but ten years of age and is truly a self made man, a title of which he has every reason to...

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Savely, Norma Lee – Obituary

Union, Oregon Norma Lee Savely, 66, of Union and formerly of Susanville and Red Bluff, Calif., died May 26 at her home after an extended battle with colon cancer. A graveside service will take place June 17 in Los Molinos, Calif. There will be a picnic in the Los Molinos park immediately following. A memorial picnic will take place in Union at a later date. Mrs. Savely was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Lakeview to John and Margaret Lyford. As a teenager, she moved to Red Bluff. She met and married Marty Ray Savely July 1, 1956. After moving numerous times and starting a family, they settled in Susanville, where they lived until 1993. They then moved to Union. Mrs. Savely had many jobs, but the one she loved and retired from was working as a school bus driver. She was well-loved by her bus students., family members remember. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking for holidays, camping, hunting and playing games. She loved flowers of all kinds and working in her yard while watching the birds and the squirrels. She also loved music, dancing and anything having to with the outdoors. Mrs. Savely is survived by her husband of Union; children Shirley Savely and John and Debbie Savely of Union, Marty Jr. (Butch) and Susan Savely of Kasilof, Alaska, Bob and Shiela McGarva of Westwood, Calif.;...

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Savely, Marty Ray – Obituary

Union, Oregon Marty Ray Savely, 66, of Union died Sept. 20. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. Burial will be in Los Molinas, Calif. Mr. Savely was born Nov. 25, 1939, to Raymond Edward and Ella Rose Savely. He lived in Red Bluff, Calif., and married Norma Lee Lyford on July 1, 1956. They lived in Susanville, Calif., and moved to Union in 1993. He worked at ranching, farming, hauling hay and driving logging trucks. He loved horses, horse trading and buying and selling anything. He enjoyed riding in the mountains, camping, hunting, drinking coffee with his buddies and talking on the phone. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Shirley Savely and John and Deb Savely, all of Union, Marty Ray and Susan Savely of Kasilof, Alaska, and Shiela and Bob McGarva of Westwood, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives. His wife and a sister died earlier. Flowers may be sent to Loveland Chapel. The Observer Online-Obituaries For The Week Ending Sept. 30, 2006, Published: October 2,...

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson Wood

Thomas Jefferson Wood is one of the earliest pioneers of Riverside and has been identified with Riverside city and colony since, and even before, the first soil was turned, or the first nail was driven in the building improvements. In 1870 Mr. Wood was living near San Bernardino, engaged in farming, and also at his trade as a carpenter and builder. In September of that year at the solicitation of Judge North and Dr. Greves he came to the lands now occupied by Riverside and erected the first building ever built upon the Riverside colony lands. This building was the office of the Southern California Colony Association and was occupied by Judge North, the president, and Dr. Greves, the secretary, of the association. Mr. Wood was made acquainted with the projects of the colony association, and early saw the possibilities of the future and became a warm supporter of the scheme. He purchased a block of land between Sixth and Vine and Mulberry streets. Upon this block, at the corner of Seventh and Vine streets, he built his residence. This was the first home established in Riverside. October 28, 1870, Mr. Wood installed his family in his new home. Mrs. Wood was the first white woman to reside in Riverside and her advent was not allowed to pass without a fitting reception. Welcoming speeches were made and a cordial...

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Biography of Theron H. Palmer

Theron H. Palmer, architect and builder, and a worthy representative of the business men of Southern California, was born February 14, 1849, in Joliet, Illinois, to which place his parents emigrated from New York State several years previous. In his early childhood they removed to the young city of Chicago, where young Palmer attended school, and upon entering his teens started in to learn the drug business. Soon after the war of the Rebellion broke out, though considerably under the required age, fired by youthful patriotism, he attempted to enter the army, and was twice thwarted in his purposes by paternal interference. But not discouraged by failures, he made the third trial, which resulted in his becoming a member of Company G, Nineteenth Illinois Infantry, which afterwards became Battery B, of the First Illinois Light Artillery, and upon the reorganization of the army formed a part of the Third Division of the Fourth Army Corps, General O. O. Howard commanding. Mr. Palmer participated in twenty battles, was once slightly wounded, and was honorably discharged in Chicago, July 8, 1865, having served over four years. On retiring from the army he resumed the drug business for a few months, when, the mining excitement having attained its height in Montana, he and two room-mates, after reading the glowing accounts in the papers one evening, resolved to try their fortunes in the...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Harris

GEORGE W. HARRIS. – This successful business man of Morrow county was born at Pittsfield, Pike county, Illinois, February 18, 1858. During his minor years he followed the fortunes of his parents, who moved to Iowa in 1860, and four years later crossed the plains to California with ox-teams, locating at Red Bluff. In 1865 they came to Oregon and located at Monmouth. From that date many changes and removals were undergone, including a return to California, a residence at Corvallis and again at Eugene; also a trip across the continent to Missouri, Texas and Iowa, and a return to Oregon, where a home was made at Bethel, Polk county; and in 1880 a final settlement at Pendleton. During these wanderings George received a good, common-school education, and upon reaching adult life studied medicine three years with his father with the expectation of taking a full course at some medical institute and receiving a degree, although he never completed the design. Soon after coming to Umatilla county, he began business for himself, making his first effort in agriculture. The winter of 1884 he spent at Portland in attendance upon the business college. With this further equipment for business, he returned to Pendleton and engaged as clerk the following year in a drug store. In 1885 he discovered, or made for himself, a suitable opportunity at Lexington, Oregon, and coming...

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Biography of Orvis Milton Bloom

Orvis Milton Bloom, one of the well known oil producers living at Independence, Kansas, has been closely identified with the oil districts of the southwest for over twenty years. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1873, a son of A. W. and Rebecca (MacCracken) Bloom. His mother is now living at Independence. Mr. Bloom was one of a large family of children, and his brother, C. L. Bloom, has been one of the most successful oil operators in the southwest. When O. M. Bloom was five years of age his parents moved to Fulton County, Indiana, and he attended his first schools there. Later they located in Bollinger County in Southeastern Missouri, and he continued his education in the schools there, and after 1885 was a student in the public schools of Linn County, Kansas, where his parents located. He spent the first sixteen years of his life on his father’s farms. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bloom went west to California, and at Red Bluff became foreman on a ranch that was known as the Walsh Ranch. He remained there 2½ years, then spent one winter in running a traction engine, and continued farming on the coast until March 14, 1894. At that date he returned to Miami County, Kansas, and has since been active in the oil fields. He has been through all...

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Combes, Jaren Eli – Obituary

Services were held June 11 at Chapel of The Flowers in Red Bluff, Calif., and interment was at Paskenta, Calif. Jaren was born Feb. 17, 1971. He grew up in North Powder, and graduated from Powder Valley High School in 1989. He’s lived in LA since he graduated, and worked as a musician and bartender. Survivors include his mother, Sandra Benoiton of Seychelles; his father, Stan Combes and his wife Tammy of North Powder; sisters, Jennifer Lasater and her husband Shannon of Raleigh, N.C., and C.J. Benoiton of Seychelles; brothers, Justin Shannon of Los Molinos, Calif., Sebastian and his fiance, April Roach of Richland, Wash., Sam Benoiton of Seychelles; nieces, Adeline Grace of Raleigh, N.C., Reghan Jane and Lia of Los Molinos, Calif.; nephew, Owen Shannon of Los Molinos; grandmother, Janet Turner of Red Bluff, Calif.; and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos Hanks, Harold Combes and Marie Combes. He was loved by many, many friends, and he will be greatly missed, his family said. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 17, 2009 Transcribed by: Belva...

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