Location: Sutter County CA

Biography of James Madden

The broad acres of Idaho have made stock raising one of the principal industries of the state, by reason of the excellent pasturage afforded, and among those who are successfully and extensively engaged in this business is James Madden, of Lewiston. A native of Ireland, he was born in county Galloway, December 18, 1855, his parents being Patrick and Mary (Kane) Madden, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle, where the father filled the responsible position of superintendent of a large estate. He lived to the venerable age of ninety-five years, and the mother passed away at the age of seventy-five. They were devout members of the Catholic Church and were people of the highest respectability. In their family were seven children, five sons and two daughters, and with one exception all arc yet living. James Madden, the fourth in order of birth, was reared and educated in the land of his nativity, and in 1865 crossed the Atlantic to America. He was then a poor young man without capital, but he possessed energy, and resolute purpose, and these stood him instead of fortune. He spent eighteen months in Massachusetts, working for twenty-nine dollars per month. He saved his money and when he went to San Francisco, California, he had three hundred and twenty dollars. He was forced to expend this for board, however, after which he...

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James, Clinton Gilbert – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Clinton Gilbert James, 30, of La Grande died Jan. 5 at his home. Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Christian Life Center, 14th and Alder, Elgin. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Mr. James, who was known as C.J., was born Apr. 6, 1976, in Yuba City, Calif., to Donald Scott and Carla Jean Pillow James. He was raised and educated in Olivehurst, Calif. He enjoyed hunting, wildlife, ROTC, drawing, reading, music, movies and hanging out with friends. He also loved dogs, playing X-Box and working on cars. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Donald and Bonnie James of Olivehurst; his fiancĂ©e, Amy McGinness of La Grande; one son, Clinton Gilbert James II of Pratt, Kan.; siblings, Jason Gray of Sacramento, Calif., Adam James of La Grande and Chris Woods, Donald James Jr. and Sheila Hankins, all of Olivehurst; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 13, 2006, Published: January 13,...

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Hayter, Wilbur Oren – Obituary

Funeral services are pending at the Ullrey Memorial Chapel of Yuba City for Wilbur Oren Hayter, 74, of Sutter County, who died last night [September 14, 1951] after a brief illness. Hayter, a retired farmer, was a native of Coos Bay, Ore., but has lived in this area for the past 17 years. He made his home on Elmer Rd., Rt. 2. Survivors include Hayter’s wife, Mabel; three sons, Leland Hayter of San Jose, Bill Hayter of the Navy, now stationed at Treasure Island, and Dean Chism of Lincoln; and two daughters, Margie Wallan of Lincoln and Alice Winget of Roseville. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Marquis De Lafayette Todd of Santa Paula CA

Marquis De Lafayette Todd7, (Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 13, 1837, in Stockton, N. Y., died June 30, 1908, in Santa Paula, Cal., married first, in 1866, Mary Jane Beckwith, who died in 1869. He married second, in 1871, Dora Emma Ricker, who was born Jan., 1852, in Boston, Mass. She is living now (1912) in Santa Paula, Cal. When he was seventeen years of age, he went to Nebraska, where he spent five years in trying to cultivate an unbroken prairie, at the end of which time, he returned to his father’s home. In 1859, he started off again, this time his objective being California. He made the journey with an ox team, and settled in Sutter County, California. In 1869, he moved to Ventura County, California, again moving by team, and to the time of his death, he lived on the place which he purchased at that time near Santa Paula. He was a staunch republican believing in the fundamental principles of the party. All his life he was an earnest, loyal and patriotic citizen, the highest type of all that is good and great in man. At different times he held public offices and was for one term a member of the State Legislature. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Orders. Child by Mary J. Beckwith: 1711. Mary Alice,...

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Sutter 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) Pleasant Grove Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Sutter County California USGenWeb) Fairview Hunter Live Oak Meridian Nicolaus Noyesburg Pennington Pugh Stohlman Sutter Sutter Yuba Memorial Park Yuba City  ...

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Newman, Margaret E. Shira Mrs. – Obituary

Margaret E. Newman-Homemaker, 86, passed away after a short illness in Paradise, Calif. on Friday, June 13, 2003. Services were June 19, 2003, 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 520 Clark St., Yuba City, Calif. Internment at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, Calif. Margaret E. Newman was the eldest of seven children born to Olen and Belle Shira in Lineville, Mo. Nov. 4, 1916. The family moved west to Fruitland, Idaho, when she was 5-years-old. In 1928 the family homesteaded in Harper. Margaret met Boyd Newman and after a short courtship they were married April 24, 1939, at Weiser, Idaho They had three daughters, Sandra, Colleen and Connie. Margaret and Boyd were employed on ranches in Idaho and Oregon moving to Meadow Vista, Calif., in the early 1960s where Boyd became a construction worker. Margaret and Boyd lived in Anchorage, Alaska, while Boyd worked on the Alaskan pipeline. Retirement brought them to Paradise, Calif., moving to Yuba City, Calif. in 1988. Margaret sold her home in Yuba City and moved back to Paradise November 2002. For a short while she resided at Feather Canyon Retirement, at Paradise. Margaret loved growing flowers with roses being her favorite. Crocheting was one of the hobbies she enjoyed, always with a ball of thread in her lap. Many family members and friends have beautiful doilies that were gifts. She loved...

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Haley, Evelyn May Mrs. – Obituary

Sumpter, Oregon Evelyn May Haley, 61, of Sumpter, died Nov. 26, 2000, at her home. Her memorial service was Thursday at 10 a.m. at McEwen Bible Fellowship Church, with Pastor William Cox officiating. Cremation was at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. Mrs. Haley was born Dec. 6, 1938, at Yuba City, Calif. Evie, as she was known by all, graduated from Modesto High School in Modesto, Calif. She attended Modesto Junior College and later obtained her degree in nursing at the University of Nevada. She also took specialized classes at Truckee Meadows Community College. She began her nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She then was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses. She returned to nursing as a Registered Nurse with the Washoe Medical System in Reno, Nev., ultimately becoming the system’s supervisor of critical care. She and her husband, Jerry, moved to Sumpter Valley in 1997. She took a position as a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City. By nature a very competent and caring person, she was extremely well-liked by her patients as well as by her fellow workers and supervisors. Mrs. Haley’s hobbies included fishing and other outdoor activities, antiques, flea markets and “whirligigs,” which she made in her shop. She was a volunteer with the Emergency Medical Services unit of the Powder River Rural Fire Department. She is survived by her husband,...

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Biographical Sketch of A. R. Dresser

A. R. Dresser one of the pioneers of Santa Ana, and a successful businessman, was born in De Kalb County, Illinois, in 1839. For his parentage see sketch of William Dresser. He started out life for himself at the age of twenty-one as a farmer. In 1861 he came to California, located first in Sutter County, where he “held down a squatter’s claim” until 1870, when he Came to Southern California and located in Santa Ana, where he has since resided; and here he devotes his attention mostly to agricultural pursuits. His first purchase was that of 140 acres in the northeast part of what is now Santa Ana, when there were but two or three houses in the place, and he has seen a lively city spring up around him, and has added his share toward its growth and development. Mr. Dresser is a quiet and unassuming man and a true Christian gentleman He is a Republican in his political sympathies and also an able advocate of the principles of temperance. January 3, 1862, in California, he married Mary E. Willock, by whom he had three children: Clarence, Frank and Willie. She died April 12, 1873, and Mr. Dresser was married again February 9, 1875, in Illinois, to Frances Mabie, whose parents were Peter and Eliza (Chapel) Mabie. By this marriage there are Albert, Arthur, Louis, Perry, Harry...

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Biography of George M. Cannon

Any work which purports to give in review the leading points in the career of the prominent citizens of Wallowa County would be open to serious criticism were there failure to incorporate within it an epitome of the life of the esteemed gentlemen whose name heads this article, and who has labored here constantly from the time of the early settlement of the north part of Wallowa County until the present, manifesting, meanwhile, commendable intelligence, activity and energy, together with uprightness and sound principles, which have commended him to the esteem and confidence of his fellows in every respect, and it is with pleasure that we are now permitted to grant him space for the salient points of his life’s career. The birth of George M. Cannon was in Jasper county, Iowa, on September 3, 1863, being the son of A. L. and Alice Cannon. In 1872 he accompanied his parents to Marion County, Oregon, and in the fall of 1877 he went with his mother to Anatone, Asotin County, Washington. At the early age of ten years our subject started into the battle of life for himself, his first occupation being riding horses, in which he became very expert. He followed this business for a number of years and soon left Asotin county and went to the scene of the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad from Thompson...

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