Location: San Joaquin County CA

Biographical Sketch of Ellis C. Johnson

Mr. Ellis C. Johnson is one of Daly City’s most influential citizens as well as having the distinction of being that city’s first Postmaster, and City Recorder ever since that municipality was incorporated. He is also serving as Justice of the Peace. Mr. Johnson was born in Philadelphia, July 1860. He has been a resident of California since 1881, while San Mateo County has claimed him only since 1907. Before coming to Daly City, Mr. Johnson was located in Stockton, being the superintendent for the Haggin and Tevis...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry T. Daley

Mr. Henry T. Daley, a dentist of Burlingame, is one of the leading young professional men of the peninsula. Before coming to Burlingame to establish his practice, Dr. Daley had offices in San Francisco. He has practiced in Burlingame since 1909. Dr. Daley is a native son. He was born at Lockeford in 1885. He received his early education in California. Dr. Daley was married on June 25, 1911. He is associated with several college and business organizations and is a member of the San Mateo Lodge of Elks and the Royal...

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Biography of Rev. John A. Anderson

Rev. John A. Anderson, so long identified with the work of the Presbyterian Church at Junction City, and, while a resident of that place, with the affairs of Congress, of which he was a member, had a remarkable experience for a elergyman. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1853, Benjamin Harrison being his roommate for a time. Mr. Anderson began his ministerial work at Stockton, California, in 1857, and is said to have preached the first union sermon on the Pacific coast. In 1860 the state legislature of California elected him trustee of the state insane asylum. Two years later he was appointed chaplain of the Third California Infantry, and in that capacity he accompanied General Connor’s expedition to Salt Lake City. As correspondent and agent of the United States Sanitary Commission for California his first duty was to act as relief agent of the Twelfth army corps. He was next transferred to the central office at New York. In 1864, when General Grant began moving toward Richmond, Mr. Anderson was made superintendent of transportation and had charge of six steamboats. At the close of the campaign he served as assistant superintendent of the canvas and supply department at Philadelphia and edited a paper ealled the Sanitary Commission Bulletin. When the war closed he was transterred to the history burean of the commission at Washington, remaining there...

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Biography of William L. Woody

WILLIAM L. WOODY. The American people not only travel more extensively than any other nation, but they patronize to a greater extent the numerous establishments for the hire of horses and carriages. There are few enterprises which contribute a larger quota to the convenience of the residential and transient public than the well appointed livery stable, and one of the most promising in the city of Ozark is that conducted by Mr. William L. Woody. This gentleman has resided here for the past eight years, during which time he engaged in the livery business, and now has one of the best equipped and best appointed barns in the city. Aside from this occupation he has branched out in other business enterprises, and in 1892 and 1893 was in the hardware business with J. M. Williams. Mr. Woody was born within forty miles of Stockton, Cal., on the 9th of September, 1866, to the union of J. C. and R. C. (Wills) Woody. His grandfather, Abraham Woody, was one of the early pioneers of Christian County and was well known as a farmer and miller. He built about the first distillery in the county. The parents of our subject are now residing about five miles northeast of Ozark, in this county (see sketch of J. C. Woody). The subject of this sketch came from California to Christian County, Missouri, when...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. John W. Norval

HON. JOHN W. NORVAL. – Mr. Norval, at present state senator from Union and Wallowa counties, was born in Knox County, Illinois, June 5, 1840, and is the son of James and Mahala Applewhite Norval. He resided upon a farm at his native place until the age of twenty, having while a mere boy suffered the loss of his father, and being a member of a family of four brothers and one sister. In April, 1860, he came west to Alexandria, Missouri, where he joined an emigrant train and came across the plains to California, arriving at Stockton November 6, 1860. He first found employment in teaching school until August, 1861, after which he came to the Northern mines in British Columbia, and for five years followed mining in Idaho, Washington and British Columbia, meeting with varying success. In the fall of 1866, he located a farm near Summerville, Oregon, and resided there for two years. In 1868 he located upon his present place, three and a half miles east of Summerville, where he has five hundred and sixty acres of choice land in Wallowa county. During the Bannack war he enlisted in a volunteer company, and was elected captain. In 1878 he was appointed, by Governor Thayer, major of the Third Brigade of the Oregon militia. Mr. Norval was candidate three times for the state legislature, but, from...

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Biography of William G. Peach

WILLIAM G. PEACH. – There is no doubt but there should be special mention in this volume of the abiding chronicles of Union county, of the capable and venerable citizen, whose name appears at the head of this article, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him space for the epitome of an interesting and eventful career, since his abilities are worthy of such, and since his success has been achieved by meritorious effort, and since his character is upright, stanch, and worthy to be exemplified. Mr. Peach was born in the Green Mountain State, at Newbury, Orange county, on October 15, 1833, and there were spent the first nineteen years of his life. The school facilities were limited, and so our subject had the opportunity to attend school but three months in his life, which lack, however, he has amply made up for in personal research and extensive observation. At the budding age of nineteen, in company with two cousins, he embarked at New York for San Francisco, going via the isthmus route. The cost of a steerage ticket was one hundred and sixty dollars, while they paid ten cents per pound for transportation of their baggage across the isthmus. September 7 was the date they sailed from New York, and October 5 the day when they slipped through the Golden Gate, and beheld the Mecca...

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Powers, John H. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Passes John H. Powers one of the first settlers on land in the North Powder river section, died a few days ago at Stockton, California, where he has been residing for some time. Mr. Powers is survived by four sisters. Mrs. J.L. Dodson of Baker, Mrs. Mary Hutchinson of Union, Mrs. Ellen E. Mann of Baker, and Mrs. Ida E. Turner of Colfax, California. Mr. Powers left an estate valued at $30,000, mostly in land in Baker and Union counties. North Powder News Saturday, May 15,...

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McClary, Phyllis V. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Phyllis V. McClary, 76, of Elgin died Nov. 27 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. McClary was born April 16, 1930, to Donald and Bessie Garlough Lester in Watford City, N.D. On April 23, 1950, she married Denny B. McClary in Garden City, Nev., and they lived at the Stockton Naval Base in Stockton, Calif., until 1952. From 1952 to 1984 they resided at various fish hatchery locations throughout Oregon. After Denny’s retirement they made their home in Elgin. Mrs. McClary was very active in the Blue Mountain Chapter of the Order Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile and did volunteer work with Community Connections. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards and games, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Denny of Elgin; children, Deborah Cummins of McMinnville, Corinne Reiman of Chehalis, Wash., and Susan Watson of Elgin; siblings, Faye Paige of Boise, Eunice Yost of Colorado and Glenn Lester of Garden Valley, Idaho; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and six sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 2, 2006, Published: December 2,...

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Walton, Dorothy Louise – Obituary

Dorothy Louise Walton, 87, of Island City, died March 21. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Island City Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Dorothy was born Feb. 21, 1921, to Byron Howard and Vashti Ester (Piersol) Haynes in Sterling, Colo. She grew up in Colorado, and through various circumstances went to live in Arkansas for a time, which is where she met and married her husband, Ray Walton. The couple married in 1939 and had their first son, Lee, in 1940. In 1942, they moved to California and settled in the Lodi/Walnut Grove area near Sacramento, where they had their second child, Nancy, in 1943. In 1952, the family moved to Willits, Calif., where they had a third child, Thomas, in 1957. Dorothy and Ray lived in Willits until 1967 when they separated. Dorothy relocated to Los Angeles to live with her father who was a recent widower. She lived in Los Angeles until 1995 when she moved to La Grande to live near her son, Lee. Dorothy fell in her home and was hospitalized in 2001. Following a recuperative period, she became a resident of the Twin Firs assisted living facility. When Twin Firs closed its doors in 2003, she moved to a new elder foster care home that was being started by one of her caregivers...

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Pumphrey, Niola H. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Niola H. Pumphrey, 85, of Pendleton and formerly of Union, died May 24 at The Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church, 352 SE Second St. in Pendleton. She will be buried in the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, Neb. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Niola Pumphrey was born May 28, 1922, to Hollis L. and Carrie M. (Knapp) Chapman in Spencer, Neb. She spent two preschool years in Florida with her parents. She started grade school in Nebraska and spent several years at Fairview No. 34 in Morrill, Neb. Niola graduated from Morrill High School in 1940, and then attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1944 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics and a secondary certificate in vocational education. At that time, money was not plentiful and she worked part-time. Niola found teaching home economics rewarding. She had been director of the cafeteria at Lemoore High School in Lemoore, Calif., for two years. She spent summers as a jitney driver at an Army Supply Depot in Tracy, Calif. Niola married Floyd Vance Pumphrey on Dec. 28, 1945, after he returned from two years in the South Pacific during World War II. Her homemaking started in June 1946 in Lincoln, Neb. Part-time work in the College of...

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Willett, Catherine Isabelle – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Catherine Isabelle Willett, 96, of La Grande and formerly of Summerville, died June 9 at Evergreen Heath and Rehabilitation Center. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – June 11, 2008 _________________________________ Catherine Willett, 96, of La Grande, died June 9 at Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. Catherine was born April 2, 1912, to Frank and Anna (McKenzie) McKinnison on a ranch between Imbler and Summerville. After graduating from high school, she married M.G. “Bud” Willett on Oct. 14, 1931, in Walla Walla. The couple lived in the Imbler/Summerville area until 1934 when they moved to Tracy, Calif. She worked in hospital food service while they lived there. They returned to the Summerville area in 1971 and later, in 1988, they moved to La Grande. Bud preceded her in death on May 1, 2004. Catherine was a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Summerville. Survivors include her son and his wife, Gary and Linda Willett of Boise; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph, Vina, Cecil, John, Frances and Keith. Memorial contributions may be made to the Summerville Rebecca Lodge or the Summerville Cemetery Chapel...

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Shinkosky, Rosa Lee – Obituary

In Stockton, Calif., Feb. 19, 1953, Rosa Lee Shinkosky, wife of the late Jacob (Jake) Shinkosky, sister of Mrs. G. H. Thomas of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. W. E. Delano of Hooper, Wash., Manuel Lee of Colfax, Wash., Clarence Lee of Green River, Wyoming, Mrs. H. W. Thomas, Kent, Wash., Mrs. Melvin Morris of Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Jessie Day of Stockton and J. R. Lee Jr. of Berkeley, Calif., aunt of Mrs. Melvin Frerichs of Stockton; a native of Washington. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, Feb. 21, 1953, at Pace & Son, 520 N. Sutter St., Rev. F. Carl Truex and Stockton Chapter, CES, officiating. Committal at Rural Cemetery. Stockton Record Newspaper, February 20, 1953 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Shinkosky, Jacob – Obituary

In Stockton, Calif., Dec. 25, 1951. Jacob (Jake) Shinkosky, husband of Rosa Lee Shinkosky; brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Prest of Hayward, Ed Shinkosky of Spokane, Wash., and Frank Shinkosky, also of Spokane, Wash. A native of Kansas, aged 67 years, 10 months, 1 day. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, Dec. 29, 1951 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of B. C. Wallace & Son, 520 North Sutter St., under the auspices of San Joaquin Lodge No. 19, F. & A.M. and Rev. E. Carl Truex. Committal at Rural Cemetery. Stockton Record, December 26, 1951 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Nancy Ann Pointer – Obituary

Lee–In Stockton, September 7, 1932, Mrs. Nancy Ann Lee, widow of the late Jay Right Lee, mother of Sarah Anna Thomas of Walla Walla, Wash., Rosalie Shinkosky of Stockton, Ethel Delano of Hooper, Wash., Addie Thomas of Bremerton, Wash., Goldie Nickerson of Stockton, Jessie Day of Sacramento, Manuel Lee of Colfax, Wash., Clarence Lee of Fairfield, Wash., Jay Right Lee, Stockton; sister of William Pointer of Los Angeles, Sarah James of Dayton, Wash., Ossie Pointer of Spokane, Wash.; a native of Walla Walla, Wash., aged 65 years, 8 months, and 29 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services this evening (Thursday, Sept. 8), 8 o’clock, at the chapel of B. C. Wallace, 520 North Sutter Street. Remains will be shipped tomorrow evening, Friday, Sept. 9, on the 7:50 o’clock Southern Pacific train to Colfax, Wash. Interment in Colfax Cemetery. Stockton Daily Evening Record, September 8, 1932 Contributed by: Shelli...

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