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Biography of Arthur O. Fisher, M. D

Dr. Arthur O. Fisher, who has attained prominence as a surgeon of St. Louis, was born August 4, 1884, in the state of Wisconsin. His father, E. A. Fisher, was a druggist of Wisconsin for several years but at a recent date retired from business, though he still makes his home in the Badger state. He married Emma Steuber, a daughter of Casper Steuber of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. He, too, survives. Dr. Fisher was their only child. He obtained his early education in the public schools of his native state and afterward attended the University of Wisconsin, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1905. He afterwards pursued a thorough course in medicine in the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, Maryland, from which he was graduated in 1909. Later he spent five years in the Johns Hopkins and Washington University hospitals, putting his theoretical knowledge to the practical test and gaining wide and valuable experience in various branches of practice. He has since given his attention to surgical work in St. Louis and has won a place of prominence in professional circles. He is now connected with the Barnes Hospital, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is also a teacher of surgery in the Washington University. He belongs to the St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Society and the American Medical Association...

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Biography of L. David Enloe, M.D.

Dr. L. David Enloe, a veteran of the World war, now devoting his attention to medical practice in Jefferson City, was here born November 25, 1891, his parents being Dr. Isaac N. and Rebecca (Short) Enloe, who were also natives of Missouri. The father was born in Moniteau county in 1860 and passed away on the 15th of February, 1921. He had acquired his early education in the schools of his native county and afterward pursued a medical course in the Missouri Medical College of St. Louis, from which he was graduated in 1883 with the M. D. degree. He then entered upon general practice in St. Thomas, where he remained for about six years. Later he removed to Jefferson City, where he continued to follow his profession. He was elected coroner of Cole county and still higher official positions were conferred upon him, for he was chosen on two different occasions to serve his district in the state legislature, making an excellent record by his devotion to interests of benefit to the commonwealth. He also belonged to the Jefferson City school board for sixteen years, serving as president during twelve years o1 the time, and no more stalwart champion of the cause of public education in this city was ever found, nor one who did more effective work for the benefit and improvement of the schools. He also...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John Claypool

Mrs. John Claypool, matron 1908-9, the successor of Adelia Eaton, came from membership in the class of Mrs. A. W. Crawford of the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego, California. Her work is gratefully remembered for its uniform faithfulness and efficiency, and the sweet beneficent influence exerted by the noble womanhood and manhood of herself and husband, previously employed in a bank, who also came and remained with her at the institution. Through the aid of the latter, the profit on the poultry was greater that year, than in any other. The garden that year was greatly enlarged and surrounded with a new fence. He nailed the pales on the panels and they remain as a memento of his interest and handiwork. The fact that she represented one of the Churches giving most loyal and liberal support to the Academy, and was thus a living link connecting the work of the institution with the many friends, supporting it on the Pacific Coast, gave to her work an additional charm that was greatly appreciated. They are now living in...

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Biography of Abner E. Callaway

The old adage that ‘”truth is stranger than fiction” finds exemplification in the annals of the northwest. The most marvelous characters of the novelist cannot exceed in courage and daring the hardy pioneers who have opened up this vast region to the advance of civilization. Traveling across the hot, arid, sandy plains, climbing the steep mountains, threading their way through dense forests of towering trees, they came to this land of the “silent, sullen people,” whose hostility made existence most uncertain, and here they have established homes, churches and schools, developed the rich agricultural and mineral resources of the country and thus carried the sunlight of civilization into the dark places of the land. The tales of their hardships and trials, however, can never be adequately told. They left comfort and luxury behind them to face difficulties, dangers and perhaps death; they labored on, day after day, uncomplainingly, and the present generation is enjoying the prosperity made possible through their efforts. To them is due a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid, but their names will be enduringly inscribed on the pages of history and their memories will be revered long after they have passed from earthly scenes. Among the honored pioneers of Idaho is Abner Early Callaway, who has borne his full share in the work of development and progress, who has experienced the trials and...

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Westenskow, Kenneth R. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kenneth R. Westenskow, 72, of Roseville, Calif., died Dec. 31. Visitation will be conducted Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights. Calif. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Roseville 1st Ward, in Roseville. Burial will follow at the Roseville Cemetery. A native of Imbler, Mr. Westenskow was born March 29, 1934, to Melvin (a former postmaster in La Grande) and Rowena Westenskow and grew up in La Grande. He attended Ackerman grade school and received an athletic scholarship to attend Hill Military Academy in Portland. But he decided instead to attend La Grande High School. He then attended and graduated from Eastern Oregon College in June 1957 with a teaching degree. He played first-string football and basketball for Eastern Oregon College and his basketball jersey, No. 31, was retired upon his graduation. He was an educator in the Roseville School District for 37 years, and later became a Quixtar Diamond business legend. Survivors include his wife, Joan, and children Kenda Davis, Brian Westenskow and Jill Conrad; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Terry Westenskow, died earlier. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan 6, 2006, Published: January 6,...

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Sanderson, Kathleen Enid – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kathleen Enid Sanderson, 83, of La Grande, died March 19 at a local care home. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. April 14 at the Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Kathleen was born Oct.22, 1923, to Thomas Houston and Lucinda (Davis) Blackman in Island City. On Jan. 8, 1941, she married Delbert “Bud” Sanderson in Weiser, Idaho. During World War II she ran the head rig for Mt. Emily Lumber and was a “Rosie the Riveter” for Reur Aircraft in San Diego, Calif. After the war, she and Bud returned to La Grande. Mrs. Sanderson was a member of the La Grande Eagles Auxiliary. She kept a well-groomed and weed-free garden every year. She loved fishing, hunting, camping and music and was a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Mariners. A fun-loving woman who always had a smile on her face, she had a great sense of humor and was never at a lack for a joke or story. Mrs. Sanderson had very original and inherited sayings that will be passed down in her family. Known as “Cookie Grandma,” she was an excellent cook. At Christmastime she made many homemade candies. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judie and George Kleng of La Grande, Michael and Bernie Sanderson of Hermiston and...

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Cross, Evalyn Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Evalyn Lois Cross, 92, of La Grande, died Oct. 1 at a local care center. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Burial will follow at the Cove Cemetery. A viewing will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daniels-Knopp. Evalyn was born April 11, 1917, to George and Olive (Haak) Kirkpatrick in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She moved to California in 1938 and married Harry Cross in 1943. They lived in Lawndale, Banning and then San Diego. Evalyn was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She helped her husband in his construction and rental properties business, and they also enjoyed traveling. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1974. She remained in San Diego and was a member of the arts and crafts group through the Unity Church until October 1981 when she moved to Portland to be near her son. While living in Portland she greeted and signed-in people for Loaves and Fishes for 10 years as a volunteer. Her hobbies included traveling and making needlepoint pictures and pillows, which she gave to friends and family. She also made three hooked rugs for Timberline Lodge. In 1997 she moved to La Grande, where she was active with the senior center and attended the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors...

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Sherman, Joyce A. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 27, 2009 _________________________________ Sherman, Joyce La Grande Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 23, 2009 _____________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Nov. 2 – Joyce Sherman, service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel La Grande Observer – October 28, 2009 ___________________________________ Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Joyce was born June 25, 1937, to Maurice and Mary Feldman in St. Louis. She was raised and educated in Tulare, Calif. She married Harvey Sherman in Las Vegas on April 1, 1956. After they got married they lived in San Diego and Covina, Calif., and then moved to Honolulu. She loved crafts, collecting Christmas ornaments, and most of all, her family and pets. She was also co-owner of Sherman Land and Cattle Co. of La Grande, and City Wide Transportation Co. of Hawaii. She...

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Barnhart, Olive A. Brisson – Obituary

Mrs. Olive A. Barnhart, former Ellensburg resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 24 [1961] at the home of her son Fred G. Barnhart in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Barnhart was born August 15, 1884 in Flint, Mich., and was married to P. Fred Barnhart in Wenatchee, June 1903. Following their marriage they moved to Ellensburg where he farmed for several years in the Fairview District before moving into town when Mr. Barnhart began working for the N. P. Railway. In 1917 they were moved to Pasco by the railroad and Mrs. Barnhart lived there until 1952, following the death of her husband in 1951, when she moved to San Diego. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her son Fred, with whom she lived; another son, Harold F. Barnhart of Ellensburg and a daughter, Mrs. Floy Ninneman of Troy, Mont., as well as a brother, Oliver Brisson of Ellensburg. She leaves four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Evenson Chapel Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Nance will officiate and committal will follow in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Sheli...

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Hall, Evert – Obituary

Evert Hall, 87, Rt. 5, died Monday May 25, 1981 at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Athens, Ohio, on May 24, 1894. He lived in San Diego, where he worked for Lockheed Aircraft during World War II. He and Bertha Annen Zumbrunnen were married in Yuma, Ariz. in 1942. They lived in Ellensburg for a time before moving to Friday Harbor in 1946. He worked in the cranberry fields near Friday Harbor and in the Aberdeen area. They returned to Ellensburg in 1974 from Aberdeen to live near their daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and the late Chet Morrison. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Lewis Hall of California; a stepson, Fred Zumbrunnen of Ellensburg; two stepdaughters, Bertha Morrison of Ellensburg and Rosa Covey of Cle Elum; five step grandchildren and a cousin, Charles McFadden of Missouri. Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Dick Borrud will officiate and cremation will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. The family suggests memorials to the respiratory therapy department at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. Burial in the IOOF...

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Melchior, Bertha Mae “Peggy” Mrs. – Obituary

Bertha Mae “Peggy” Melchior, 71 of Halfway, died July 25, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center surrounded by her family. A celebration of Peggy’s life will be scheduled later. Peggy was born and raised at San Diego. In 1950, while working at Rohr making airplane parts, Peggy met and later married Donald Johnson. They had one daughter, Sherry. That marriage ended in divorce. A few years later, she married James Robert Melchior. They had three children, Jim, Dorothy and Gary. When Jim’s tour of duty in the Navy was up, they returned to his home state of Colorado. After a divorce in the mid 1960s, Peggy and her four children moved to San Diego to be closer to her family. In 1969, she had another daughter, Pamela. In 1973, she traveled to Richland to visit friends and fell in love with the area. She immediately went home to San Diego, packed her things and moved with her children to Richland. They lived at Richland for a few years before they moved to Halfway. Peggy loved Halfway and never left. She enjoyed gardening, farming, ceramics, teaching and loving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved and lived for browsing yard sales and Jacob’s Dream. Her family and friends hope very much that heaven has a Jacob’s Dream. She also had an extensive collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia. Survivors include her brother...

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Acton, G. Adrian – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Adrian G. Acton, 87, died Jan. 9, 2005, at his home. A private memorial service will be held later this year. Adrian moved to Baker City one and one-half years ago with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft. He was born in Marysville, Wash., and grew up in Granite Falls, Wash., with his nine brothers and sisters. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He lived in San Diego, Calif., for 40 years and retired in 1986 as a Fire Chief at North Island Naval Air Station. In his younger years he played baseball for the Padre’s semi-pro team and later became an avid golfer. He was known for his wonderful wit and love of family. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft of Baker City; sisters, Elaine Wisdom and Eleanor Hall of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews. Adrian was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Elsie; daughters, Gayle Artea and Dawn Lee Bjorkheim; his parents, Margaret and John; five brothers and two sisters. Memorial contributions can be made to Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Nelson Sleppy

Nelson Sleppy, successor to the firm of Sleppy & Bullis, is one of the representative business men of Colton. He is at the head of one of the largest hardware establishments in that city and the pioneer in the business in Colton, having established his store in 1882. He conducted the establishment alone until 1888, when he formed a partnership with William S. Bullis, now the mayor of Colton, and the business was conducted under the firm name of Sleppy & Bullis, with Mr. Sleppy as the chief and managing partner, until February 5, 1890. The subject of this sketch dates his birth in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in 1845. His parents, George and Amelia (Kremer) Sleppy, were both natives of that State. His father was a carpenter and builder, and at twelve years of age Mr. Sleppy commenced his apprenticeship at that trade under his father. He was quick to learn and naturally a mechanic, and at the age of seventeen was a skilled workman. He started in life on his own account, and the next five years were spent in working at his trade in the Western States. In 1867 he commenced his journey across the continent with California as his objective point. He spent two years in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, in carpenter work, prospecting, mining, etc., and it was not until 1869 that he reached...

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Duncan, Clifford L. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Clifford L. Duncan, 70, of Baker City, died Oct. 14, 2004, at his home surrounded by his family. At his request, his body was cremated and there will be no funeral or memorial service. Clifford was born on Aug. 20, 1934, at San Diego. He graduated from high school at El Monte, Calif. He moved to Baker City in 1970 to ranch with his brother, Floyd Duncan. Clifford retired as a diesel mechanic from Triple C Redi Mix in August 2004. He loved his work and loved fixing things. Clifford loved his family dearly and was always willing to help someone in need. He worked very hard and loved to fish and watch drag racing. He loved God, and was proud of his country. Clifford was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris Duncan; his children, Karen Duncan of Portland, Ken Duncan and his wife, Candi, of Baker City, David Kloss and his wife, Teri, of Redmond, Dan Kloss and his wife, Deborah, of Albany, and Mike Kloss of San Francisco; his grandchildren, Shawn Duncan, Amy Duncan, Hayden Kloss, Mikayla Kloss, Ben Kloss, Joshua Kloss, and Jeremiah Kloss; his brother, Floyd Duncan and his wife, Betty, of Baker City; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Duncan;...

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Davis, Chester R. “Chet”

Halfway, Oregon Chester R. “Chet” Davis, 77, of Baker City and a former Halfway resident, died Sept. 6, 2004, at his home. His graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Military rites will be conducted by the Halfway Veterans of Foreign War Post, No. 7847. Mr. Davis was born on Jan. 22, 1927, at Roy, N.M., to John Bernard and Kathryn Valentine Williams Davis. He received his education in San Diego and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. He spent time in Korea after the war and was discharged in 1947. He worked in the sawmill at Halfway and then moved to South Carolina. He later moved to southern California where he worked as a rod buster with the ironworkers there and on the Snake River dams. After his retirement, he moved to Baker City to be close to his family. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Helen Davis of Baker City; sister, Ida Tramel of Ventura, Calif.; half sister, Freda Cato of Trenton, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Pauline. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City,...

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