Location: Stockton California

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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Biography of Mrs. E. S. Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Hunt are some of San Mateo’s pioneer families and on Mrs. Hunt’s side come from a family of pioneers. Mr. and Mrs Hunt originally settled in the immediate neighborhood of their present home, 317 Ellsworth avenue, at a time when there were only two or three neighbors within calling distance. They bought their home direct from the Howards who at that time practically owned the entire city of San Mateo. Two picturesque log cabins were erected on their lots, one of which they occupied themselves. One of these cabins was burned down not so long ago, but another was soon erected in its place. These cabins stand today as one of the show places of San Mateo, simple yet artistic and inviting from the outside. The interior of Mrs. Hunt’s cabin is the very picture of an ideal home with its dainty furniture, wide tiled fireplace and, beautiful fixtures. The grounds surrounding it are laid out in harmonious detail and fenced in by a low wall of rustic redwood boards. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt were married in the east on October 21, 1868 on a farm near Trenton, New Jersey, and soon after this came out to California and settled in San Mateo where they have been living for the last twenty-five years, with the exception of a short period spent in San Francisco and Stockton....

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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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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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Findley, Ada Frances Holman – Obituary

FINDLEY–In Stockton, Calif., February 11, 1948, ADA FRANCES FINDLEY, wife of the late Frank N. Findley; beloved mother of Mrs. Pearl Carpenter of Stockton; loving grandmother of Mrs. Fern Higuera of Stockton and George Lyons of San Francisco; great grandmother of Charles Higuera of Stockton; a native of Missouri; aged 85 years, 2 months, 13 days. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, February 14, 1948 at 10:30 AM in the chapel of Frisbie & Warren, 809 North California Street at Flora. Committal at Rural Cemetery. Stockton Record, February 12, 1948 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Edward V. – Obituary

Edward V. Cooke, 84, long-time Ellensburg resident, died at a local nursing home Wednesday. Born May 4, 1888 in Ellensburg, he was son of pioneer family, Father was C. P. Cooke, Mother Verenda Wheeler, whose parents were early-day settlers here in the valley. He was married to Ada Rich 1908, in the Fairview District. They moved to Yakima, where he learned the plastering trade and later went into contracting. He lived in Portland, Ore., and Stockton, Calif. and returned to Yakima and later moved back to Ellensburg, where they purchased a home o Rt. 3, and lived until his retirement. In 1964 they moved to E. Eighth street, and then moved to Trinal Manor. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nina Bauer and Mrs. Cleroa Pickup, both of Ellensburg; two sons, Rex, of Klickitat, and Carl of Wenatchee; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Gillis, of Kittitas, and Mrs. Susan Huss, of Ellensburg; eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday, 2 p.m. Evenson’s Chapel. Rev. Craig Willis will officiate. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Edward Vander Cooke died June 28, 1972. He married Ada Cleora Rich on June 24, 1908. According to the 1900 Kittitas Co. census, his father was Edward Cooke. Charles P. Cooke was his grandfather. The headstone below shows his...

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Biography of David D. Banta

David D. Banta is the business manager and principal owner of the Riverside Mills. This mill was built by the Riverside Mill Company, Walker & Banta, in May, 1887, and conducted by that firm until the death of Mr. Walker in 1888, since which time Mr. Banta has had the sole management of the enterprise. The Riverside Mills ranks as one of the leading industries of the city, being 106 x 40 feet, and is fitted with the most improved machinery for the manufacture of doors, sash, moldings and all class of work required in building and interior finishing. Mr. Banta, a skilled workman of years of experience, is one of the largest employers of skilled labor in the city, engaging some fifteen men, most of whom are mechanics. The machinery of his works is run by steam, requiring an engine of thirty-horsepower. Mr. Banta was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1859, and was reared and schooled in his native place until eighteen years of age. He then went to New York City and entered upon an apprenticeship at the carpenter and builder’s trade. After serving as an apprentice for four years he engaged as a journeyman, working in that city. He spent nearly six years in New York City and then started Westward, and was engaged as a carpenter and builder in Chicago, and later in...

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Parlier, Lola G. Madill Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lola G. Madill Parlier, 84, of Baker City, died Sept. 13, 2004, at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Grace Methodist Church in Stockton, Calif. She is interred with her husband at Park View Cemetery in French Camp, Calif. She was born on Dec. 21, 1919, at French Camp and had lived at Stockton, Calif., until January. She was a graduate of Manteca High School and the College of the Pacific at Stockton. She taught kindergarten at Jefferson and Fillmore Schools. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi. She belonged to many social and civic groups, including the Philamatheon Club and the Stockton Garden Club. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Her lifelong interest included gardening, music, bridge and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dale Parlier and her good friend, Ed Grant. Survivors include her brother, Mike Madill; a sister, Rita Simms of Anchorage, Alaska; her daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Philip Burroughs of Baker City; her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Donna Parlier of Corvallis, Mont.; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or online at www.diabetes.org. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 24, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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