Location: St. Paul Arkansas

Biography of Dr. John Bolinger

DR. JOHN BOLINGER. In pursuing the very important and noble calling of medicine, Dr. John Bolinger has met with a degree of success that is flattering in the extreme. He has not only shown that he is well posted in his profession, but that he can practically apply his knowledge. As a natural consequence his services have been greatly in demand, and he is kept busy most of the time. The great-grandfather on the father’s side was of German origin and was one of the first settlers of Madison County, Arkansas His son, Frederick Bolinger, grandfather of our subject, came from Tennessee to Madison County, Arkansas, with his father and followed farming and blacksmithing until some time during the war, when he was taken ill with smallpox and died. His children were named as follows: Jackson, Dr. H. H. (deceased), Bathena, Lucinda, Emily, Rachel, Mary (deceased), a daughter deceased, and Isaac H. H. The last named was born in Ray County, Tennessee, but when a young man came with his parents to Madison County, Arkansas, and there met and married Miss Elizabeth A. Sumner, a native of Madison County, Arkansas, born in 1836. During the war he went to Missouri, preparatory to moving his family to that State, was captured by bushwhackers and shot by them in 1864. He was a farmer and stockman and also a school teacher....

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Biography of James L. McCoy

James L. McCoy has for many years been identified with the lumber industry both in Kansas and Arkansas, and manages his extensive interests from his home and headquarters at Coffeyville. Nearly all his active career has been spent in the West and in the early days of Oklahoma he went there as a pioneer and opened a farm. James L. McCoy was born in Atchison County, Missouri, May 21, 1862. Four generations of the McCoys have lived in this country, having come originally from Scotland, and the family were early settlers in the State of Ohio. Mr. McCoy’s grandfather, Andrew Cartwright, who was born in Maryland and followed farming in Ohio, was a consin of Peter Cartwright, the famous Methodist evangelist of the early days in Southern Ohio and other states. William McCoy, father of James L., was born in Pike County, Ohio, in 1836, and died at Coffeyville in 1905. He came out to Kansas and located at Coffeyville in 1886, and for many years was in the general merchandise business with store at the corner of Eighth and Walnut streets. He built the fine business block known as the McCoy or Junction Building at the corner of Eighth and Walnut streets. That building is still included in his estate, as are also two dwelling houses, one at 601 Willow Street and another at Third and Union streets....

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Daniels, Martha Ann – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Daniels Services Held Mrs. Martha Ann Daniels of Kennewick, Wash., passed away at the Lady of the Lourdes Hospital in Pasco on Saturday, March 18, 1972, She was in failing health for sometime and was a residentof a Kennewick nursing home. Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of William and Emily Anderson and was born May 23, 1888 in St. Paul, Ark., coming to Wallowa County while young. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Daniels are survived by two sons, Virgil E. of Portland and George P. (Lary) of Kennewick; one daughter, Virginia Schmidt of Coos bay; and 15 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Mr. Daniels leaves three sisters, Mrs. Jim (Cleidi) Leonard of Coquille, Mrs. Pearl Lloyd of Portland, and Mrs. Myrtle Brandon of Enterprise. Memorial services for Mrs. Daniels were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Robert L. Hocker, pastor Robert L. Hocker, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Organist was Wanda Sorweide and soloist was Clifford Collinsworth who sang: “In The Garden” and “Whispering Hope”. Casket bearers at each funeral were: Howard Scriber, Raymond Southwick, Rayford Guillory, Jack Coleman, Roy Southwick, and Jack Schwendemann, and internment was in the Wallowa Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 23, 1972 Contributed by: Sue...

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Johnson, Robert E. – Obituary

Robert E. “B.J.” Johnson, 74, of Barstow, Calif., and formerly of La Grande, died Feb. 15 at his home from complications of colon cancer. A memorial service was held Feb. 24 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, Wash. Einan’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 2, 1933, the first of five children, to Alva and Macel Johnson in St. Paul, Ark. After serving four years as a fighter jet radar technician in the U.S. Air Force and receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Richland to pursue his collegiate education and follow his dreams of becoming an aircraft pilot. As time passed and the passion for flying grew, so did his desire to raise a family. In 1957, he married Zana Lea Ellison of Rapid City, S.D., and within the next six years, Steven, Alan, Karen and Sandra were born. In the spring of 1972 he became the operations manager at the La Grande Airport under fixed base operator Wayne Mitchell, and had the opportunity to fly fire reconnaissance missions for the Forest Service and deliver smoke jumpers to drop targets. While in La Grande, he became active in the First Presbyterian Church and earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies from Eastern Oregon State College. Seeing an opportunity for diversification, Bob and Zana purchased Joel’s Grocery — a small neighborhood market on the...

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Hale, Roy C. – Obituary

Roy C. (Charles) Hale 73, a former postmaster at Echo, Oregon died at his home here Tuesday. He was born Aug. 23, 1893, in St. Paul, Ark. He had been a Hermiston resident 31 years and until his retirement a few years ago owned and operated Hales Tavern and Sporting Goods. Before that he was postmaster at Echo for 14 years. He was a charter member of the Hermiston Elks Club. Survivors are his widow, Gladys, Hermiston; a son, Charles, Benton City, Wash.; a daughter, Claudine Shone (Schoen), Idaho Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Lee Hale, Hoodsport, Wash., and Floyd Hale, Lamito, Calif.; a sister, Katie Cunha, Echo, and six grandchildren. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Funeral notice is in tonight’s paper. The Hermiston Herald Contributed by: Betty Hale and Gary...

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