Location: Thayer County NE

Houses of the Oto Tribe

When Lewis and Clark ascended the Missouri during the summer of 1804 they reached the mouth of the Platte July 21. At that time, so they entered in their journal, the Oto were living on the south side of the Platte, 10 leagues above its junction with the Missouri, and 5 leagues beyond, on the same bank, were the Pawnee. Living with the Oto were the remnants of the Missouri who had, a few years before, joined them. On August 3, 1804, the expedition having ascended the Missouri to about the location of the present city of Council Bluffs,...

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Forsythe, Bernyce – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Bernyce Forsythe, 92, of Enterprise, a resident of Wallowa County for 75 years, died at the Wallowa County Nursing Home on Monday, Feb. 25, 1980. She had been in failing health for approximately nine years. The daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Harp Ellsworth, she was born in Belvidere, Neb., on March 24, 1887. She was married to Robert Leo Forsythe in 1910 at La Grande. He preceded her in death in 1931. Very active in community affairs all her life, Mrs. Forsythe was a former executive secretary of the Wallowa County Red Cross, former secretary of the Wallowa County Heart and Lung Association, a charter member of Wallowa County Soroptimists, and a member of the Enterprise Congregational Community Church, the American Legion Auxiliary # 18, Lions Club Auxiliary and Emerald Rebekah Lodge # 119. She lived in Oregon approximately 83 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1890, at the Enterprise Congregational Community Church, with Eric Walch officiating. Soloist Cliff Collingsworth will sing “Beyond The Sunset” and “In The Garden”, accompanied by organist Gail Swart. Pall bearers will be Dee Walker, Max Walker, Elmer Osborn, Kent Lozier, Stan Farris, Jack Dixon and Eugene Marr. Ritual services are being conducted by Emerald Rebekah Lodge # 119, Enterprise. Internment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge...

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Thomas, Ronald “Ron” – Obituary

Medical Springs, Oregon Ronald “Ron” Thomas, 70, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home in Medical Springs. At Ron’s request, disposition will take place at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Ron was born on May 17, 1932, to Clinton M. and Lillie Houseman Thomas at Hebron, Neb. He grew up and graduated from high school at Watsonville, Calif. On May 17, 1953, Ron married Norma Kaufman. The couple had three children, Pamela, Linda and Jim. Ronald lived an adventurous life. He served in the U.S. Army, homesteaded in Alaska and fulfilled his dream of having a ranch. He also learned to make guitars and dobroes from his friend Pete Haynes. Ron loved playing music and singing, especially with his family. Ron belonged to the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers, the Oregon Cattleman’s Association, Stewards of the Range, and was proud to be an National Rifle Association member. He was a hard-working man who would always take time to help his friends and neighbors. We will all miss his humor and wit. Mostly, we will miss him. Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Norma Thomas; his daughters, Pamela Walker, and her husband, Bruce, Linda Mann and her husband, Michael; a son, Jim Thomas, and his wife, Jodi; grandchildren,...

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Biography of Henry Drum

HENRY DRUM. – Among the progressive, intelligent and enterprising business men who are lending their energy and strength to the constant and rapid development of the great resources of the State of Washington, no name stands higher, or is more widely known and deservedly popular, than that of Henry Drum. No more conspicuous example of the results of careful attention to business, probity of character and steadfastness of purpose, can be cited than the brilliant career of Tacoma’s ex-mayor. It is to this class of young, keen and active workers that the great Northwest is to-day indebted for its magnificent prosperity and unparalleled growth. Always foremost in every enterprise for the upbuilding of the city and territory at large, he has achieved a name and reputation that many men of the allotted three score years and ten might well feel proud of. Although but thirty-two years of age, no name is better known in Western Washington than that of the young senator from Pierce county. The same strength of purpose and untiring pursuit of objects aimed at having characterized him from boyhood to the mature man; and the earnestness of youth has been combined with the calm judgement of riper years to create the pushing but prudent business man and careful financier and adviser. Mr. Drum was born in the town of Girard, Macoupin county, Illinois, on November 21,...

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