Location: Salem Indiana

Biographical Sketch of Albert G. Patrick

Albert G. Patrick, of Jefferson and Calhoun counties, Kansas, was one of the free-state leaders and, although he finally died full of years and honor, had a most narrow escape from death in the most exciting period of the border troubles. He was an Indiana native, born at Salem, Washington County, in 1824, and a settler at Leavenworth, February 18, 1856. He wrote an account of the robbery and stuffing of the ballot box in the Currler-Beck contest for a seat in the Council, which was published in an Indiana paper and aroused the men of the town. In the summer of 1856 he was taken prisoner by his enemies and delivered to Captain Miller, who took him to Lecompton. There he was court-martialed and ordered to be shot as a spy; was taken out to an open prairie and placed before twelve picked markamen. Realizing his extremity, he tried the virtue of the Masonie sign of distress; it was successful, and two days later he was delivered to Governor Woodson, at Lecompton, where he was placed under guard with five or six other political prisouers. Finally he was set at liberty and proceeded to Lawrence. He joined Captain Wright’s Stranger Creek Company and participated in the Hickory Point engagement; with others, he was eaptured by United States troops and sent to Lecompton, where he was held by Governor...

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Biography of Isaac C. Hattabaugh

Prominent in the field of politics and in business circles, Isaac C. Hattabaugh has left the impress of his individuality upon the public life of Latah county, and is today numbered among the leading and influential citizens of Moscow. A native of Indiana, he was born in Salem, that state, December 24, 1851. His grandfather, Jacob Hattabaugh, was born in Germany, and crossing the Atlantic to America settled in Virginia, whence he afterward removed to Pennsylvania and from there to Indiana. He was a man of ability and an influential pioneer settler of southern Indiana. His son, George W. Hattabaugh, the father of our subject, was a native of the Hoosier state, and there married Sarah Boling, who was born in North Carolina and was a daughter of Randolph and Jane (Graves) Boling. By occupation Mr. Hattabaugh was a farmer, following that pursuit throughout his active business life. His wife was a member of the Christian church. He was never identified with any church. He was born in 1822 and died in 1898, at the age of seventy-six years, and his wife passed away in 1892, at the age of sixty-eight. They were the parents of seven children, four of whom are still living in Indiana and Illinois. The subject of this sketch was reared on his father’s farm, where he early became familiar with all the duties and...

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Biography of U. G. Charles

U. G. Charles. One of the oldest of the refining and civilizing agencies of man is architecture, the art which constructs for beauty or utility or combines both. While it has necessarily been regulated by natural conditions and configuration of the country in which it is exercised, the development of a modern palace, either for residence or business, step by step from the ancestral cave or tent, is one of the great and interesting romances of civilization. Of the masters of this art who have contributed much to the past of Wichita, and who, because of their superior equipment and talents, may be counted upon to share in the development of the future of the city, more than passing mention is due U. G. Charles, than whom there is to be found no more talented man in the profession in the state. The Mentholatum Building was the first complete reinforced concrete building to be erected in Wichita, and is now known as The Home of Mentholatum. The style of architecture is the Spanish Mission style. This building contains a steam heating plant and also a cooling device for hot weather, the interior being designed especially for the compounding of Mentholatum, and all business connected therewith. It was constructed in 1908, and has stood as an excellent monument for reinforced concrete work. It is only one of many such structures...

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Biography of Willard H. Voyles

Willard H. Voyles, a leading representative of the Craig County bar and a member of the firm of Voyles & Rye, practicing at Vinita, has followed in the professional footsteps of his father and is worthily sustaining the traditions of the family in this respect. He was born at Salem, Indiana, September 13, 1874, of the union of Samuel B. and Maude H. (Huston) Voyles, the former also a native of that place while the latter was born at Macomb, Illinois. The father was reared on a farm and after completing his public school course became a student at a law school in St. Louis where he acquired his professional training. Following his graduation he opened an office in Salem and for ten years there engaged in general practice, winning a large clientele. His pronounced ability led to his selection for the office of judge of the district court and for fourteen years he acted in that capacity. His decisions were strictly fair and impartial, embodying the most correct application of legal principles, while the equity of the case was almost manifest in his opinions, and his course received high endorsement. He also served as state senator and filled other public offices of trust and responsibility, doing effective service for the public good, and he was numbered among the most prominent men in the state. He passed away at...

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Luse, Gerald Roy – Obituary

Luse, Gerald RoyGerald Roy Luse, 63, of 1810 Birch St., Elgin died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Luse was born on Aug. 8, 1924 to Rolla and Beulah (Parkhurst) Luse in Salem, Ind. On Oct. 31, 1945 he married Julia Morlock in San Diego, Calif. He came to Elgin from Portland in 1958. He worked as a cement mason for Douglas Coates Construction until 1985 when an accident forced his retirement. He was a member of the Elgin Assembly of God Church and the Cement Mason’s Local #555 of Portland. Survivors include his wife Julia of Elgin, son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Marla Luse of Elgin, brothers Raymond, Murril, Harold and Paul Luse, all of Salem, Ind., sister, Thelma Connelly of Midland, Tex., grandchildren Jeff and Gregg Luse of Elgin and other relatives and friends. A daughter, Thelma Ann died in 1946. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday as the Elgin Assembly of God Church with Pastor Paul Olsen officiating. Private interment will be held later at the Elgin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniels-Valley Funeral Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Luse to the Elgin Assembly of God building fund in care of Daniels Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon Thursday, October 1, 1987 Contributed by: Jan S....

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Biography of Arthur A. Denny

ARTHUR A. DENNY. – With the history of the early settlement of Puget Sound no name is more intimately blended than that of Arthur A. Denny, the pioneer, the founder of one of its chief metropolitan cities, the volunteer in the suppression of Indian outbreaks, the legislator, the politician, the office-holder, the congressman, the successful banker, the liberal philanthropist, the honest man and good citizen. Like many more of those who were his contemporaries in rescuing Washington Territory from the wilderness, he has seen the newcomers who are enjoying those comforts of life, not to say luxuries, to which his early sacrifices so eminently contributed, – who have undergone the same routine as the eloquent Denny. In speaking of his noble wife and companion in early isolation and labor in the dedication of future commonwealths, he aptly described as her portion. Said he; “She bore the hardships of the trip across the plains and the privations of pioneer life upon Puget Sound with the greatest fortitude She was never known or heard to complain or repine her lot, – in her mission of laying the foundation of future American commonwealths, – but with singular courage met every obstacle that stood in the way of the early settler of the Northwest coast; and they were truly many, and often calculated to appall the stoutest heart.” With such a companion, no...

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