Location: Santa Barbara County CA

Biography of Solomon Hasbrouck

One of the best known pioneer settlers of the state of Idaho is Solomon Hasbrouck, who is now serving as clerk of the supreme court and is accounted one of the leading and influential citizens of Boise. He is numbered among the sons of the Empire state, his birth having occurred in New Paltz, Lister County, New York, on the 30th of May. 1833. He is a descendant of Holland Dutch ancestry, and at an early period in the history of the state the family was founded within its borders. Solomon P. Hasbrouck, the grandfather of our subject, was a prominent lumber manufacturer and merchant and carried on business in such an extensive scale and employed so great a force of workmen that he was called the “king of Centerville.” His son, Alexander Hasbrouck, father of our subject, was born in Centerville and there spent his entire life, passing away in 1894, at the age of eighty-six years. At the age of twenty-three he married Miss Rachel Elting, a native of his own County, and after that conducted a farm about three miles from Centerville for twenty-five years. He then moved to New York City, where for five years he was in business in Washington market. Then he came to Idaho and lived with his son Solomon until his decease. He and his wife were valued members of the...

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Rumble, Eva, Miss – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon The body of Miss Eva Rumble, who died on March 19 in Santa Barbara, California, was brought back to Wallowa county on Saturday. Burial was in Prairie Creek Cemetery on Sunday. Miss Rumble was postmistress at Joseph for many years. Her health failing, she went with her parents in 1910 to southern California. All the members of her family, her parents and her brother Edward, were at her bedside when she died. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thurs. March 28, 1912 Transcribed by: Charlotte...

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Biography of H. J. Huiskamp

H. J. Huiskamp. The continuation and extension of the business enterprises which bring reputation and prosperity to a community, in these days of keen competition, depend largely upon the sound business methods under which they are operated, under the management of able and efficient officials. While vast capital is invested in so great an enterprise as is the Buffalo Brick Company, at Buffalo, Kansas, much of its unexampled prosperity must be credited to the energy and good judgment of its general manager, H. J. Huiskamp, who is also secretary. Mr. Huiskamp had developed this into the largest concern of its kind in Kansas, and its annual volume of business, at a low estimate, more than doubles that of any two other plants. H. J. Huiskamp was born at Keokuk, Iowa, October 19, 1873. His parents were S. A. and Alice (Britts) Huiskamp. As the name indicates, Mr. Huiskamp is of Dutch ancestry, both father and grandfather having been natives of Holland. The grandfather, Herman Huiskamp, was born at Amsterdam, married there and was engaged in a substantial business when his death occurred, in 1846. Two years later his widow decided to emigrate with her children to the United States. The family settled first at St. Louis, Missouri, and from there removed to Pella, in Marion County, Iowa, and still later to Keokuk. S. A. Huiskamp, father of H. J....

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Hessemer, Eva R. – Obituary

Eva R. Hessemer, 94, of Tacoma, died Mon., June 28, 1993. She was born in Union, OR. Her grandparents settled in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley after journeying from Independence, MO over the Oregon Trail. She resided in Montesano, WA until 1960 when she moved to Goleta, CA following her husband’s retirement. After his death, she made her home in Los Osos, CA where she lived until moving to Tacoma in 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Brown, Tacoma; a son, Robert A. Hessemer, Jr., Green Valley, AZ; 2 brothers, Gerald Spencer, Los Osos and Fred Spencer, Fresno, CA; a sister, Cleo Spencer, Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held in Goleta. Arrangements by Lynn Funeral Home. 227-2131. Tacoma New Tribune Wednesday, June 30, 1993 Page B-4 Contributed by: Tom...

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Fix, Alice Ruth Vickers – Obituary

Alice Ruth Fix, passed peacefully away into the hands of her Heavenly Father on 2 June 1996 in Santa Barbara, CA. Born 18 June 1908 to Howard and Catherine Vickers in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. The family moved to Drumheller, Alberta, Canada when she was 3 years of age. Alice was the eldest of 5 children. She married Earl George Fix in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, on 10 Dec. 1925 and later emigrated to the United States. Alice lived in Orting and Tacoma, WA until Oct. 1962 when she moved to Santa Barbara, CA. Her husband; 1 sister, Vera Larsen of Seattle; 2 brothers, Jay and Frederick Vickers of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, all predeceased her. Alice worked for Santa Barbara Savings and Loan Assoc. until her retirement. She then worked for Let’s Dine Out, and for the Santa Barbara Historical Museum as a Docent, until ill health forced her retirement. She was active in Grace Church for a number of years, before attending Montecito Covenant Church. She is survived by sons, Lesley, Gig Harbor, Randall, Copperas Cove, TX, Dan, Camarillo, CA; daughter, Linda Steinhoff, Goleta, CA; 8 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 8 great-granddaughters, 5 great-grandsons; and a sister, Iva Gosenberg, Tacoma. Memorial services will be held on 12 June, 11 a.m. at Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara. Interment will be later in Sumner Cemetery, Sumner. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider....

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Biography of William Studabecker

William Studabecker was born in Allen County, Indiana, in 1851; he is the son of David and Elizabeth (Wilt) Studabecker. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Maine. When Mr. Studabecker was two years of age his father moved the family to Van Wert County, Ohio, and there engaged in farming until his death in 1858. The subject of this sketch was reared to the labor attending a life upon a farm, and after the age of ten years was deprived of any schooling facilities; at twenty years of age he learned the shoemaker’s trade and followed that calling until 1873. In that year he came to California and located at Galt, Sacramento County. Here Mr. Studabecker worked at his trade and other occupations until 1876, and then came to San Luis Obispo, where he remained until 1881, and then located at Santa Barbara, where he was employed by Emerson & Co., in their boot and shoe store until 1883, when he came to San Bernardino County. Shortly after his arrival in the county he settled in Riverside, and in partnership with his brother, John A. Studabecker, commenced the publication of the Valley Echo. They sold out this journal in April, 1884, and Mr. Studabecker then went to Los Angeles and established the Commercial Printing House, which he conducted until sickness compelled him to suspend...

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Monroe, James Ross “Jim” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James Ross “Jim” Monroe, 71, a longtime Baker City resident and former owner of Monroe Mortuary, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Susan Barnes of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Jim was born on July 7, 1933, at Santa Barbara, Calif., to Carl Thomas and Mamielee Riddlespurger Monroe. He was raised at Santa Barbara and was educated there, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. He continued his education at Ventura College at Ventura, Calif., before settling on the study of mortuary science. He attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1954. He then went to work at La Jolla Mortuary in La Jolla and Oxnard, Calif. His next employment was with Winbigler Mortuary at Santa Ana, Calif. He met Martha Rafn at Santa Ana. They were married on May 24, 1964. He continued to work for Winbiglers for 22 years before he and his wife purchased the Langrell Mortuary in Baker City in 1981. They operated the Monroe Mortuary for 15 years, retiring in December 1995. Jim loved music and played several instruments, including the saxophone and...

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Santa Barbara 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) Mission La Purísima Concepción Cemetery Mission Santa Barbara Cemetery Mission Santa Inés Cemetery  ...

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Hall, Izora Gregory Mrs. – Obituary

Izora Gregory Hall, 96, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 19, 2000, at Santa Barbara. She will be interred in the Lostine Cemetery next to her husband, Wade B. Hall. A memorial service will take place next spring in Northeastern Oregon. The time and place will be announced later. Mrs. Hall was born Oct. 8, 1904, near Elgin, the first child of J. Frank and Tennessee Allen Gregory. She grew up on Smith Mountain near Wallowa. After graduating from Wallowa High School, Mrs. Hall taught for three years in rural Wallowa County schools Goff, Eden and Smith Mountain. Then she attended Oregon Normal School in Monmouth, and received a normal school degree. She taught junior high school English in coastal Oregon towns from 1927-49, Myrtle Point for two years, Tillamook for one year and then Coos Bay for 19 years. During those years she completed college by attending summer school. In 1949 she married Wade B. Hall of Wallowa, an employee of the U.S. Forest Service. They lived in Enterprise from 1950-54, where Mrs. Hall taught high school English in 1953 and 1954. The Halls lived in Baker City from 1954 until 1992, when they moved to the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence at La Grande. Mr. Hall died in 1993. In 1997 Mrs. Hall moved to Santa Barbara. Her greatest interest and pleasure...

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Biographical Sketch of Arquis L. Sells

Arquis L. Sells a farmer near Westminster, was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, September 6, 1845. His parents, John and Mary (McKissen) Sells, were natives respectively of Ohio and Virginia, and had five children, three of whom are still living. John Sells was a well-known attorney in Wyandot County for a number of years, and died November 19, 1886. Marquis worked on the railroad as a trackman, and subsequently attended school at New Hagerstown and Harlem Springs. Then he taught school for some ten years in Ohio and Missouri, and in May, 1871, he came to California with two brothers and his mother. He first rented land in Santa Barbara County and afterward came to what is now Orange County, purchasing a fine ranch one mile south of Westminster; where he successfully engaged as stock-raiser and general...

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