Location: Tehama County CA

Biography of Frank Crosson

Frank Crosson is now engaged in general merchandising in De Lamar and is one of the most successful and enterprising businessmen here. His life stands in evidence of the fact that ambition, enterprise and diligence can cope with an adverse fate and ultimately reach the goal of prosperity. He came to Owyhee County on foot, reaching Silver City in June 1889, and secured employment in driving a freight team. Since that time he has advanced steadily toward success and competence and is today accounted one of the most progressive, respected and well-to-do merchants of the county. Mr. Crosson was born at Red Bluff, California, on the 24th of April 1862, and is of Scotch-Irish lineage. His father, Samuel Crosson, was born in the state of New York, and in 1852 took up his abode in California. He was married in Sacramento to Miss Mary Burk, a native of Ireland. For six years he lived the life of a sailor, making trips on the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Red Bluff. He died in 1893, at the age of sixty-four years, but his wife is still living and makes her home in San Francisco. Frank Crosson of this review started out in life on his own account when but ten years of age and is truly a self made man, a title of which he has every reason to...

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Biography of Fred W. Gooding

Fred W. Gooding, ex-assessor and tax collector of Lincoln County and one of the most prominent and extensive sheep-raisers of this section of the state, was born in England, May 8, 1856, his parents, John and Elizabeth (Wyatte) Gooding being likewise natives of that country. Emigrating to the United States, they took up their residence in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan, where they still make their home, the father being a retired farmer of that locality. Both he and his wife are members of the Episcopal church. They had six sons and a daughter, and three of the sons are now successful sheep-raisers of Lincoln County, Idaho. Fred W. Gooding was eleven years of age when he arrived in Michigan with his parents. He acquired the greater part of his education in that state, and in 1878 went to California, where he engaged in farming in Tehama and Colusa counties. Subsequently he returned to Michigan and a little later pursued a business course in the Northern Indiana Normal College, at Valparaiso. In the spring of 1882 he came to Idaho and engaged in the wholesale and retail butchering business in Ketchum until the spring of 1888, when he turned his attention to the sheep-raising industry. He then purchased sixteen hundred head of sheep. In the fall of that year he purchased two thousand more. The winter of 1889-90...

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Biography of Job Francis Dye

Among the figures who stand prominently forth on the pages of western history is the gentleman whose name introduces this review. His was a marvelous record of long connection with the events which go to make up the annals of the Pacific coast. He was one of those honored pioneers who blazed a path for future cavalcades to follow; who bravely turned their faces from the cities of the east, with all the advantages of wealth and civilization, and cast their fortunes with the western frontier, in all its wildness and primitive modes of life; who, rather than enjoy the comforts of their former homes, chose to endure the hardships of a wider and freer country; and who made out of those very obstacles, which, to a weaker class of men would have been stumbling blocks, the stepping stones to wealth and renown, none of these great men are more noted for untiring perseverance and steady progress which have resulted in the acquirement of wealth and the well merited esteem of their fellow men than the gentleman whose name heads this memoir. He realized with great prophetic foresight the magnitude of the prospects of the west, and that at a time when this section of the country gave but slight signs of her future greatness. If, as is maintained, the history of a country is best told in the...

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Adams, Mary Mrs. – Obituary

Prairie Creek, Wallowa County, Oregon February 5, 1931 County Loses a Loved Pioneer In Passing of Mrs. Adams In the passing of Mrs. Mary Adams at her home on Prairie Creek last Wednesday evening, Wallowa County lost one of its oldest and most loved pioneers. Mrs. Adams, with her husband and little girl, came to Wallowa county more than 50 years ago. The family settled on Prairie Creek on the ranch upon which they lived for many years and where both Mr. And Mrs. Adams died. In 1882 they moved to Imnaha, which was at that time an almost inaccessible frontier. On their way to their new home a distance of eight miles above Imnaha bridge it was necessary to ford the river 18 times. There were but five families on Imnaha at that time and horseback riding was the chief mode of travel. During their 18 years of residence on Imnaha Mrs. Adams endured all the hardships incident to pioneering. She also assumed the task of welcoming into the world the little newcomers of the neighborhood for which a doctor was seldom called. No task was too great for her, no neighborliness too much trouble. Into her later life came other hardships and sorrows, for about twenty years ago her younger daughter died, leaving two little girls for Mrs. Adams to rear. Again in 1927 a granddaughter passed...

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Savely, Norma Lee – Obituary

Union, Oregon Norma Lee Savely, 66, of Union and formerly of Susanville and Red Bluff, Calif., died May 26 at her home after an extended battle with colon cancer. A graveside service will take place June 17 in Los Molinos, Calif. There will be a picnic in the Los Molinos park immediately following. A memorial picnic will take place in Union at a later date. Mrs. Savely was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Lakeview to John and Margaret Lyford. As a teenager, she moved to Red Bluff. She met and married Marty Ray Savely July 1, 1956. After moving numerous times and starting a family, they settled in Susanville, where they lived until 1993. They then moved to Union. Mrs. Savely had many jobs, but the one she loved and retired from was working as a school bus driver. She was well-loved by her bus students., family members remember. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking for holidays, camping, hunting and playing games. She loved flowers of all kinds and working in her yard while watching the birds and the squirrels. She also loved music, dancing and anything having to with the outdoors. Mrs. Savely is survived by her husband of Union; children Shirley Savely and John and Debbie Savely of Union, Marty Jr. (Butch) and Susan Savely of Kasilof, Alaska, Bob and Shiela McGarva of Westwood, Calif.;...

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Savely, Marty Ray – Obituary

Union, Oregon Marty Ray Savely, 66, of Union died Sept. 20. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. Burial will be in Los Molinas, Calif. Mr. Savely was born Nov. 25, 1939, to Raymond Edward and Ella Rose Savely. He lived in Red Bluff, Calif., and married Norma Lee Lyford on July 1, 1956. They lived in Susanville, Calif., and moved to Union in 1993. He worked at ranching, farming, hauling hay and driving logging trucks. He loved horses, horse trading and buying and selling anything. He enjoyed riding in the mountains, camping, hunting, drinking coffee with his buddies and talking on the phone. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Shirley Savely and John and Deb Savely, all of Union, Marty Ray and Susan Savely of Kasilof, Alaska, and Shiela and Bob McGarva of Westwood, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives. His wife and a sister died earlier. Flowers may be sent to Loveland Chapel. The Observer Online-Obituaries For The Week Ending Sept. 30, 2006, Published: October 2,...

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson Wood

Thomas Jefferson Wood is one of the earliest pioneers of Riverside and has been identified with Riverside city and colony since, and even before, the first soil was turned, or the first nail was driven in the building improvements. In 1870 Mr. Wood was living near San Bernardino, engaged in farming, and also at his trade as a carpenter and builder. In September of that year at the solicitation of Judge North and Dr. Greves he came to the lands now occupied by Riverside and erected the first building ever built upon the Riverside colony lands. This building was the office of the Southern California Colony Association and was occupied by Judge North, the president, and Dr. Greves, the secretary, of the association. Mr. Wood was made acquainted with the projects of the colony association, and early saw the possibilities of the future and became a warm supporter of the scheme. He purchased a block of land between Sixth and Vine and Mulberry streets. Upon this block, at the corner of Seventh and Vine streets, he built his residence. This was the first home established in Riverside. October 28, 1870, Mr. Wood installed his family in his new home. Mrs. Wood was the first white woman to reside in Riverside and her advent was not allowed to pass without a fitting reception. Welcoming speeches were made and a cordial...

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Biography of Theron H. Palmer

Theron H. Palmer, architect and builder, and a worthy representative of the business men of Southern California, was born February 14, 1849, in Joliet, Illinois, to which place his parents emigrated from New York State several years previous. In his early childhood they removed to the young city of Chicago, where young Palmer attended school, and upon entering his teens started in to learn the drug business. Soon after the war of the Rebellion broke out, though considerably under the required age, fired by youthful patriotism, he attempted to enter the army, and was twice thwarted in his purposes by paternal interference. But not discouraged by failures, he made the third trial, which resulted in his becoming a member of Company G, Nineteenth Illinois Infantry, which afterwards became Battery B, of the First Illinois Light Artillery, and upon the reorganization of the army formed a part of the Third Division of the Fourth Army Corps, General O. O. Howard commanding. Mr. Palmer participated in twenty battles, was once slightly wounded, and was honorably discharged in Chicago, July 8, 1865, having served over four years. On retiring from the army he resumed the drug business for a few months, when, the mining excitement having attained its height in Montana, he and two room-mates, after reading the glowing accounts in the papers one evening, resolved to try their fortunes in the...

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Tehama 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 Tehama County California CAGenWeb Project) Kirkwood Cemetery, Kirkwood Index to some Cemeteries in the Tehama County Area Following Cemeteries (hosted at Tehama County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Kirkwood Cemetery Cemeteries on one page Belle Mill/Lyonsville Pioneer Cemetery Cameron/Hogsback Rd Cemetery Chrome Cemetery Lowry Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery Paskenta Cemetery Red Bank Cemetery Vina Cemetery  ...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Harris

GEORGE W. HARRIS. – This successful business man of Morrow county was born at Pittsfield, Pike county, Illinois, February 18, 1858. During his minor years he followed the fortunes of his parents, who moved to Iowa in 1860, and four years later crossed the plains to California with ox-teams, locating at Red Bluff. In 1865 they came to Oregon and located at Monmouth. From that date many changes and removals were undergone, including a return to California, a residence at Corvallis and again at Eugene; also a trip across the continent to Missouri, Texas and Iowa, and a return to Oregon, where a home was made at Bethel, Polk county; and in 1880 a final settlement at Pendleton. During these wanderings George received a good, common-school education, and upon reaching adult life studied medicine three years with his father with the expectation of taking a full course at some medical institute and receiving a degree, although he never completed the design. Soon after coming to Umatilla county, he began business for himself, making his first effort in agriculture. The winter of 1884 he spent at Portland in attendance upon the business college. With this further equipment for business, he returned to Pendleton and engaged as clerk the following year in a drug store. In 1885 he discovered, or made for himself, a suitable opportunity at Lexington, Oregon, and coming...

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Biography of Orvis Milton Bloom

Orvis Milton Bloom, one of the well known oil producers living at Independence, Kansas, has been closely identified with the oil districts of the southwest for over twenty years. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1873, a son of A. W. and Rebecca (MacCracken) Bloom. His mother is now living at Independence. Mr. Bloom was one of a large family of children, and his brother, C. L. Bloom, has been one of the most successful oil operators in the southwest. When O. M. Bloom was five years of age his parents moved to Fulton County, Indiana, and he attended his first schools there. Later they located in Bollinger County in Southeastern Missouri, and he continued his education in the schools there, and after 1885 was a student in the public schools of Linn County, Kansas, where his parents located. He spent the first sixteen years of his life on his father’s farms. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bloom went west to California, and at Red Bluff became foreman on a ranch that was known as the Walsh Ranch. He remained there 2½ years, then spent one winter in running a traction engine, and continued farming on the coast until March 14, 1894. At that date he returned to Miami County, Kansas, and has since been active in the oil fields. He has been through all...

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Combes, Jaren Eli – Obituary

Services were held June 11 at Chapel of The Flowers in Red Bluff, Calif., and interment was at Paskenta, Calif. Jaren was born Feb. 17, 1971. He grew up in North Powder, and graduated from Powder Valley High School in 1989. He’s lived in LA since he graduated, and worked as a musician and bartender. Survivors include his mother, Sandra Benoiton of Seychelles; his father, Stan Combes and his wife Tammy of North Powder; sisters, Jennifer Lasater and her husband Shannon of Raleigh, N.C., and C.J. Benoiton of Seychelles; brothers, Justin Shannon of Los Molinos, Calif., Sebastian and his fiance, April Roach of Richland, Wash., Sam Benoiton of Seychelles; nieces, Adeline Grace of Raleigh, N.C., Reghan Jane and Lia of Los Molinos, Calif.; nephew, Owen Shannon of Los Molinos; grandmother, Janet Turner of Red Bluff, Calif.; and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos Hanks, Harold Combes and Marie Combes. He was loved by many, many friends, and he will be greatly missed, his family said. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 17, 2009 Transcribed by: Belva...

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