Location: Santa Rosa California

Biographical Sketch of Richard Charles Stickle

The career of Mr. Richard Charles Stickle, particularly since he settled in San Mateo county, is well worth reading and points a moral. Nine years ago he came to San Bruno practically without a penny in his pocket, and went into business for himself carpentering and contracting. For quite a time he labored under considerable difficulty, as he was without capital. Being an exceptionally good carpenter and thoroughly conscientious, business came his way-and it was not so very long before he had plenty of money to swing his contracting operations. Perhaps Mr. Stickle’s success can better be portrayed by a plain statement of what he has accomplished. The houses he has built in San Bruno only this last year number fourteen; and in fact he has built more houses in this town than all his competitors combined. Mr. Stickle was born in Illinois on August 23, 1878, and only came to California twelve years ago. The first three years of this period was spent in Sonoma county where he was married at Santa Rosa the December of 1906. While in Santa Rosa he worked as a carpenter until he decided to come to San Francisco to try his luck. But he only remained in the city for a short time and made his final move to San Mateo county, which proved to be the best thing he could do....

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Buzzard, Susie Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Susie Buzzard, long a resident of Wallowa county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelvin Cobb, at Santa Rosa, California early Friday morning, March 8, 1940. Mrs. Buzzard was born in Iowa about 75 years ago and came to Oregon with her husband and small family in the eighties. They settled on a homestead in the North End of Wallowa county when it ws still almost unknown and thus were pioneers of the district. A. D. Buzzard, who preceded his wife in death by several years, was the first postmaster at Flora and their home was known far and wide for its hospitality and friendliness, and it was here that they spent most of their lives and where most of their children were reared to manhood and womanhood. The Flora postoffice was named after one of the daughters, Flora, now living in California. Mrs. Buzzard was well known and loved for her untiring helpfulness to her neighbors in times of sickness and need, and for her cheerful disposition and optimistic outlook on life. She was almost a life long member of the Methodist church and was never too busy nor too tired to help carry on the many activities of the church. Since her husband’s death she had made her home with her children who now live in widely scattered sections of thre states. She left...

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Taylor, Emma Augusta Abraham – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Emma Augusta) Taylor, Sr., will be held Thursday, December 28, at the Evanson Funeral Home. A well-known resident of Ellensburg for more than 60 years, she died Sunday, December 24 [1967], at the Kittitas Valley Memorial Hospital. Born in West Bloomfield, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augusta Abraham. At the age of 6 months, her parents moved to Orange, California, where she was reared. She attended schools in Orange and Santa Rosa. She moved with the family to a ranch in the Teanaway valley just before the turn of the century, and to Ellensburg in 1900. She was married to Frank Taylor, Sr., son of valley pioneers William and Mary Taylor, in Ellensburg on November 29, 1905. Except for seven years residence in California, she had made her home in Ellensburg until her death. Her husband died in Santa Ana in 1943. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of George W. King, M.D.

GEO. W. KING, M.D. – The early life of Doctor King of Pendleton was made dark by the terrible days of the Rebellion; and the recital of his early efforts to work out the distressful circumstances into which he was thus thrown is full of pathetic interest. He was born near Glasgow, Howard county, Missouri, November 14, 1844, and when but a boy of five went with his parents to reside near St. Louis, Missouri, where he lived until the spring of 1854, when his father moved to Kansas Territory, then but a prairie wilderness. He settled on Pottawatomie creek, a few miles above where the town of Ossawatomie now stands, celebrated for once being the home of John Brown. Drought the succeeding summer drove the family back to Missouri; but in 1855 a second attempt was made to live on the prairie of Kansas. The following year was that of the Kansas war, between the Pro-slavery and Freesoil parties; and the father of the subject of this sketch, owning a number of blacks, was compelled to again return to Missouri, to save his slave property. All his other property was left in Kansas, and was at once confiscated by the Free-soilers. Returning in 1859, he settled on land bought form the Miami tribe of Indians, in what is now known as Linn county. He was scarcely well settled...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Kayler

THOMAS H. KAYLER. – Mr. Kayler, a gentleman of wide reputation, was born in Lenox county, Canada, in 1856, and resided on his father’s farm sixteen years, and afterwards learned the drug business at Napanee. In the spring of 1876 he came to California, and made his first location in Sacramento, where he found employment in the drug store of Justice Gates & Co. The following year he removed to Santa Rosa, coming soon afterwards to Portland. The next summer, in company with Peter Graham, he drove with teams to the Palouse country, and located on three hundred and twenty acres half a mile south of the present city of Pullman, Washington, being among the first settlers in that vicinity. He followed farming until 1884, when he returned to his old business, opening a drug store in Pullman, and conducting it with various intermissions until the fall of 1888. In the above year he sold his first holding, and purchased two hundred and forty acres three-fourths of a mile north of the city. He also owns a large town property in Pullman, and is one of the responsible men of the place, being dealer in real estate. He was married in that city January 1, 1879, to Miss Della Layman. By this union they have two...

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Barrett, Allen LeRoy – Obituary

Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Allen LeRoy Barrett, 70, died March 24, 2006, at his home in Halfway. A celebration of his life has been tentatively set for June 17. The time and place will be announced. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born on Feb. 13, l936, at Sheridan, Wyo., to Edorothy “Edie” and Allan Barrett. He grew up at Kellogg and Smelterville, Idaho. Allen attended school to the 11th grade and then went to work at the Kellogg mine. In 1954, Allen joined the U.S. Navy. He met Shirley Schultz in Seattle, Wash., while he was stationed at Bremerton, Wash. They met on Sept. 25, 1958, and were married just 15 days later on Oct. 10, 1958. They lived at Seattle one year and then transferred to Long Beach, Calif. He spent some time overseas, transferring last to San Diego. They remained there until May 1964 when he was honorably discharged. Allen and Shirley then moved to Santa Rosa, Calif., where he worked at Guerneville mine until 1970. In 1971 they came to Halfway to visit with longtime friends John and Shirley Keating. Halfway reminded Allen of the small towns he grew up in, and he thought it would be a great place to raise his children. On July 20, 1972, the couple and their three children moved to Halfway. During his...

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