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Biography of Alfred A. Wood

Alfred A. Wood, the senior partner of the well-known firm of Wood & Cunningham, proprietors of the leading hardware establishment of Riverside, is a native of California, dating his birth in Sonoma County in September 1859. His father, William B. Wood, came to the State in 1850, and spent many years of his life in Sonoma and Monterey counties, and later, in Riverside, he was a businessman and engaged in mercantile life. The subject of this sketch was reared and schooled in Castroville, Monterey County, and after his attendance in the public schools entered the State Normal School at San Jose, and after a four-years course graduated at that institution in 1880. He then joined his father at Duncan’s Mills, Sonoma County, and was there engaged in business pursuits and teaching until his health became impaired, and he sought the milder climate of Southern California. He first located at San Diego County, in 1881, and was employed as a teacher in the public schools in Ballena, and then as a clerk in the post office at San Diego, after which he entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a clerk, and finally engaged in mercantile pursuits with Rockfellow & Co., of San Diego. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE...

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Biography of David G. Parker, D. D. S.

David G. Parker, D. D. S., a popular dentist of Riverside and well known in professional circles of that city, is a native of Alabama, where he was born in 1850, his parents being Peter and Nancy (Blackshear) Parker; the former a Northern man by birth, a descendant of the old colonial families of Massachusetts, by occupation a planter; the latter of German descent, the arrival of whose forefathers in this country antedates the Revolutionary period. When the Doctor was a mere lad his parents moved to Mississippi, settling in Clarke County, where he received his education, closing his studies at the Marshall College in Marshall, Texas, at the age of eighteen years. He then learned telegraphing and accepted the position of telegrapher and station master on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad at De Soto, Mississippi, where he remained for several years; during his spare time he educated himself and devoted much attention to the study of dentistry. He is possessed of untiring energy and perseverance, characteristic of, and undoubtedly inherited from, his New England ancestry; and, being determined to educate himself in a profession that he had chosen as a life occupation, he sought the schools of the North, and in 1880 went to Indiana and entered the Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis. He graduated with honor from that institution in 1882 and received his diploma as Doctor...

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Biography of Prof. C. N. Andrews

Prof. C. N. Andrews, of Redlands, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1852. His father, Robert Andrews, crossed the plains to California with an ox team in 1857. They were on the plains at the time of the Mountain Meadow massacre, and were five months and ten days from Boonville to Sacramento. He purchased a farm in Sonoma County, in 1859, and is still living on it. He had a family of four sons and one daughter. The subject of this sketch received his early training in the common schools of Sonoma County, is a graduate of several prominent institutions of learning and the holder of four diplomas. He taught school in Sonoma County for seven years. He was principal of the Santa Ana schools for a period of three years; instructor in Heald’s Business College two years, and principal of the Riverside schools three years. Then he was superintendent of the schools in San Diego one year, when, his health failing, he resigned. He was president of the board of education at San Diego. He came to Redlands in 1877 and engaged in the lumber and carriage business with his brother, Howard, under the firm name of Andrews Brothers. At the present time he is a member of the board of education of San Bernardino County, and a member of the Redlands city council. His residence is...

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Hogg, Michael Dee – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Michael Dee Hogg, 48, of Juliaetta, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died June 25, 2004. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bob Harrison will officiate. Michael was born on June 22, 1956, at San Diego to Ronald L. and Evelyn Golar Hogg. For the past 10 years Mike had worked in northern Idaho building custom homes, a job he loved. Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Evelyn Hogg of Baker City; two brothers, Joseph, and his wife, Gloria, of San Diego, and Theodore and his partner, Darlene Schnoor, of Hillsboro; two daughters, Katina Hogg of Prineville and Vanessa Star of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Megan Poffenberger and Corrie Grammond, his second mom, Mary Poffenberger, and Sue Grammond, a longtime friend and partner, all of Juliaitta, Idaho. Survivors also include his uncle and mentor, Vern Golar, and his aunt, Val, of Baker City; uncle, Lee Golar, and Nancy of Salem and aunt, Norma Hogg, of Santa Maria, Calif.; two nieces, one nephew, six cousins and a new granddaughter, Jade Edelman; and his two beloved dogs, Reno and Mia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Trail Regional Museum Elevator Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City...

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Biography of Joseph Benjamin Henderson

Joseph Benjamin Henderson is a native son, born in San Bernardino County, in 1856, and is the son of David Henderson, who emigrated with his family from Scotland and settled in San Bernardino County, in 1853, where he and his wife, also a native of Scotland, still reside. He learned the trade of stonemason in early life, and has divided his time between that and mining and farming as his chief occupations. Joseph served three years apprenticeship at the tinner’s trade, and worked at it as a journeyman in San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco over thirteen years; most of his time he was in the employ of John Ruffen & Co. in this city, March 1, 1884, he, in partnership with B. F. Bell, a fellow employee of the above firm, started a small tin shop in San Bernardino. In July of that year he bought Mr. Bell’s interest and has conducted the business alone ever since. Starting with one apprentice he has increased his force from time to time as the rapid growth of his business demanded. He made a specialty of the manufacture of water tanks and pipes. He made galvanized iron tanks in great numbers for water storage, some of them with a capacity of 5,000 gallons each. He contracts for iron water pipes, ranged as high as from two to three...

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Biographical Sketch of H. L. Drew

Fourteen years previous to his association with the Farmers’ Exchange Bank, Mr. Drew had been engaged in the mercantile business in San Bernardino, and had also been extensively connected with mining interests. He was born in Michigan forty-nine years ago, where his early business life was devoted to lumbering and merchandising. On the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion he entered the Union army as a private in the Third Michigan Cavalry, served three years and a half, and rose by successive promotions to the rank of Captain before resigning. Suffering from broken health, partly caused by exposure and overwork during the great forest fires in the fall of 1871, on which occasion he worked continuously for seven days and seven nights, Mr. Drew came to California in 1874, and after stopping a short time in Sacramento and in San Diego arrived in San Bernardino April, 1875, and has resided here ever since. Being an enterprising, public-spirited gentleman, he has taken great interest in the improvement of San Bernardino city and county. He took an active and prominent part in securing the location and construction of the railroad lines belonging to the Santa Fe system in this valley, and is now a director in that company. He is also largely interested in the development of the citrus fruit industry in the county. He owns a 240-acre ranch...

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Dryden, Thomas W. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Thomas W. Dryden, 95, of Baker City, died Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. At his request, there will be no funeral services. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. Mr. Dryden was born Feb. 16, 1907, in Dodge City, Kan., to Charles W. Dryden and Rose Bell (Arbuckle) Dryden. He was the youngest of three children. When he was quite young, the family moved to Indiana, several years later to Arizona, and on to southern California. He married Doris E. Smith on Sept. 12, 1931, in Yuma, Ariz., and settled in Escondido, Calif., where he had been working for the Matzen Ranches since the mid-1920s, raising avocados and oranges until his retirement in the mid-1970s. Mr. Dryden was a past member of BPOE in Escondido. He was an outdoors person and loved camping and fishing with their friends. He and Doris moved to Baker City in 1997 to be near their daughter and son-in-law. He was loved and very respected by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Doris, of Baker City; daughter and son-in-law, Mickie and Skip Bell of Baker City; grandchildren, Sue Tessler and husband, Marc, of Santee, Calif., Tomi Jo Giedeman and her brother, Bob, of San Diego, Calif., Laurie Cantrell of Ruidoso Downs, N.M., Dakin Bell...

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San Diego County, California 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 Interment.net) Cemeteries of San Ignacio El Camino Memorial Park Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Greenwood Memorial Park Juancito Cemetery (Campo) Julian Pioneer Cemetery La Vista Memorial Park Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá Mission San Antonio de Pala Cemetery Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Cemetery Mount Hope Cemetery Saint Francis Chapel Cemetery San Pasqual Cemetery San Pasqual Indian Cemetery Vallecito Stage Station Cemetery Valley Center Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at San Diego County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Greenwood Cemetery Oceanview Cemetery Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery   Driving Directions P. O. Box 6237 Point Loma San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 553-2084 Surnames A Surnames B Surnames C Surnames D Surnames E Surnames F Surnames G Surnames H Surnames I Surnames J Surnames K Surnames L Surnames M Surnames N Surnames O Surnames P Surnames Q Surnames R Surnames S Surnames T Surnames U Surnames V Surnames W Surnames X Surnames Y Surnames Z  ...

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Lambeth, William Franklin “Bill” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon William Franklin “Bill” Lambeth, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 12, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition was by cremation. Mr. Lambeth was born Nov. 13, 1915, at Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a son of P. A. and Laura Myrtle Knight Lambeth. He attended schools in Texas and California and after graduating, went to work as a manager for a wholesale electric supply company in Escondido, Calif. He entered the U.S. Army on June 10, 1943. He was stationed in Europe and fought in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and Germany. He was decorated with the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, and a Bronze Star. He received a Purple Heart after he was injured by a bomb that exploded at Limburgh. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 31, 1945, as a first lieutenant, combat liaison officer. On May 30, 1962, he married La Wanda Hall at Carson City, Nev. They continued to live in California until Bill’s retirement in 1979, when they moved to Baker City. He loved to fish and hunt and spent many hours doing so. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, La Wanda Lambeth of Baker City; his daughters, Ann...

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Biography of Col. Granville O. Haller

COL. GRANVILLE O. HALLER, U.S.A., Retired. – Granville Owen Haller was born in York, Pennsylvania, January 31, 1819. His father, George Haller, died when he was but two years of age, leaving a pious and most devoted mother in charge of four young children, who, with limited means, but with industry and thrift, had the satisfaction of seeing her eldest son graduate at the Jefferson Medical College of the University of Pennsylvania. She was very desirous of sending Granville to the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to be fitted for the ministry, but conscientious doubts on his part prevented him from conforming to his mother’s wishes. In 1839 a vacancy belonging to his district occurred at West Point Military Academy, when he and several other young men became applicants to fill the vacancy. The Honorable Joel R. Poinsett, Secretary of War, ruled that the recommendation of the representative of the district, giving his preference to one of the applicants, should secure his appointment. Haller received the preferred recommendation, but did not receive the appointment. Walter S. Franklin, of York, Pennsylvania, clerk of the House of Representatives, a warm and consistent friend of the Honorable James Buchanan, senator from Pennsylvania, and also a friend of Secretary Poinsett, had recently died, when Senator Buchanan applied for William B. Franklin, son of the deceased to be appointed. William was thereupon appointed to...

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Biography of James P. Goodall

JAMES P. GOODALL.- There are some hundreds of men upon our coast whose life experiences embrace as much of romance and adventure as was every told in the pages of Marryat, Irving, or of Smollet. For a full recital of this, we must refer the inquirer to such men as the genial gentleman whose name appears above, that he may in his own home, in the beautiful city of Jacksonville, Oregon, recount as to us the stories of his life upon this coast. He was born at Milledgeville, Georgia, in 1818, and at that city and at Columbus in the same state, and at Montgomery, Alabama, received his education. In 1836-36, while but a youth of seventeen, he began his active career by joining the column under Scott to quiet the Creeks and the Seminole Indians, and, after service there was ended, entered Texas as a revolutionist under Lamar and Houston, serving an active army life from the Sabine to the Rio Grade, and north to the Red River, and the northwest of Texas in the Comanche region. In 1846 the war with Mexico took him with the advance to Wools column to the Mexican borders, to Presidio, Rio Grande, to Monclova, Monterey and other interior towns. At the close of hostilities, having served a whole term, and having experienced several skirmishes and action, he performed an overland trip...

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Sayas, Lela Stoner Mrs. – Obituary

Durkee, Oregon Lela Sayas, 70, of Durkee, died July 15, 2003, at her home. Her graveside funeral was today at the Durkee Cemetery. Tom Brock of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiated. There was a reception afterward at the Durkee Grange. Lela was born on June 22, 1933, at San Diego to Thomas and Velma Stoner. Survivors include her husband, Tony; children, Thomas Barrie, Velma Johnson and John Barrie; grandchildren, Diana Barrie, Donald Barrie, T.J. Barrie, Melody Wright, Darryl Johnson, Candace Johnson and John Barrie; great-grandchildren, McKenna, Ryan, Donna Jean, Isaac, Moncia and Trysta. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 25, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Beitz, Phyllis Ann Fisk Mrs. – Obituary

Pine Valley, Baker County, Oregon Phyllis Beitz, 76, died April 28, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Private interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Phyllis Ann was born on Sept. 30, 1928, to Frank and Mary Fisk at the Pine Valley home of her grandparents, Tom and Willie Harmon. She attended first and second grades at Pine Valley and Grades 3-6 in Baker. Her seventh- through 11th- grade years were spent at San Diego, but she returned to Halfway to graduate in 1946. After high school, Phyllis moved to San Diego to work at an aeronautical corporation. From 1953 to 1988 she worked for three different mechanical engineers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M. Phyllis married Victor Allstead and they had a son, Michael. She later married Jeff Davalos, and they had a son, David Davalos, who was killed in an automobile accident at Pojoaque, N.M., in 1975. She later married Gregory Beitz and they were married 17 years. In 1988, Phyllis moved to Halfway to care for her mother, Mary Riggs. During her years in Halfway, she was very active in community projects such as the Grange and City Council. During her life she enjoyed fishing, hunting, arts and crafts, sewing, and gardening. Phyllis and her family were very appreciative of her friend and caregiver, Cindy Anderson, who they said was “such a blessing.”...

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Yaggie, Barbara Cast Mrs. – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Barbara Yaggie, 76, of Richland, died Nov. 10, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A private family memorial service will be scheduled later this spring at the Summers Ranch. The family asks that no flowers be sent at this time. Mrs. Yaggie was born Aug. 12, 1924, at Little Rock, Ark., to Leonard and Beatrice Cast. In 1943, she married Ralph D’Adamo. They moved to San Diego in 1949 and had three daughters. She was a homemaker. Her youngest daughter married and left home in 1972. She then pursued a career and went to work for the San Diego School District. She retired in 1985 after marrying Jack Yaggie, also of San Diego. The couple then began traveling in their motor home. Their first visit to the Richland/Halfway area was in 1985 to spend time with Barbara’s daughter, Debbie, and son-in-law, Gordon Summers, on their ranch. The Yaggies fell in love with this area and began spending more and more time here each year, leaving only in the winter months for San Diego. They have lived on the Summers Ranch at Richland for the past four years. Mrs.Yaggie was an accomplished artist in multiple areas. She oil painted, designed and made clothing, knitted, crocheted and was a gourmet cook. In recent years, despite severe rheumatoid arthritis, she did cross-stitch and needlepoint, often painstakingly working on a project...

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