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Location: Tooele County UT

Biography of Thomas Tanner

THOMAS TANNER. – A representative and enterprising agriculturist of Union county, the subject of this sketch stands high in the estimation of his fellows and has won, by his straightforwardness and upright life the confidence and esteem of all, while in his business career he has displayed energy and wisdom and a staunchness of purpose and thoroughness of execution that are praiseworthy and have brought their sure rewards in a competence of this world’s goods. Like so many of our thrifty and substantial citizens, Mr. Tanner was a native of England, being born on August 9, 1831, in Newbury, Berkshire county to Thomas and Mary (Cruse) Tanner. The father was a shoemaker and the son learned the same trade at which he wrought until they came to this country in 1850, being a family of seven children and our subject the oldest of the number. They settled at St. Louis, Missouri, and there the father and son wrought at their trade, the latter also spending some time in service in a dairy, until 1853 the year in which the mother was called to the world beyond. Then they gathered all together and came to Utah, settling in Salt Lake City and then engaged in farming in Tooele county until 1878, when the subject of this sketch came to this county. He sought out a homestead and found that which...

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Biography of Peter Fredrickson

The hope of reward is the spur of ambition, and honorable ambition is the keynote to success. Without it business would flag, enterprise and energy would stagnate and advancement would be little, if any; but permeated by this element the world moves on to better things, to greater achievements and more enduring successes. It is this same ambition which has made Mr. Fredrickson one of the leading businessmen of Malad. His career is one into which has entered many picturesque elements. He went forth in his early youth to win a place for himself in the world, has been identified with the pioneer interests and development of the northwest, and has attained success and honor through well directed and conscientious effort. He is now the mayor of the city and well deserves the prominent place which is accorded him by his fellow townsmen. Mr. Fredrickson was born in Denmark, October 26, 1849, and is of Danish and Swiss descent. His father, Christian U. Fredrickson was also a native of Denmark, and his mother was a native of Sweden. They were married in the former country and there two children, a son and daughter, were born to them. In 1862 they came to America, bringing with them their two children. They had been converted to the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Denmark, and...

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Bernard, Joseph Henry “Joe” – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Joseph Henry “Joe” Bernard, 87, a longtime resident of Baker City, died Sept. 5, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Care Center. An open house and celebration of life will be held at the Baker Elks Lodge on Friday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. Joe Bernard was born May 27, 1918, in Richland to August (Gus) Adolph Bernard and Mary Edna Buckley. He lived on his father’s homestead on Deer Gulch on Lookout Mountain near Richland until he was 5 years old. He attended school until the sixth grade in Tooele, Utah, before moving to Baker in 1932. Joe joined the Civilian Conservation Corps program in Baker in 1935, working on the Anthony Lake and Rock Creek roads. He married Marjorie (Marge) Child on Jan. 15, 1938. Joe and Marge moved throughout the western United States as they followed construction and mining work during the war years. They had lived in Baker since 1945. He worked as an auto mechanic in Baker until his retirement in 1980. Joe and Marge also built five houses in Baker. Joe and Marge loved the outdoors and camped, hunted and fished in the mountains and streams of Eastern Oregon. Joe built his own snowcat from automobile parts in 1962. He bought his first snowmobile in 1966 and Joe and Marge became avid snowmobile riders. They built a cabin in Greenhorn...

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Wyatt, Chris George – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Chris George Wyatt, 53, died Dec. 6, 2004, at Dugway, Utah. Funeral services were held on Dec. 9 at the Dugway LDS ward and burial was at the Tooele City Cemetery. Mr. Wyatt was born Oct. 22, 1951, at Baker City, the son of Cantril and Theoria Wyatt. He married Sharon Louise Hansen on May 18, 1979, in Manti, Utah. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught history and drivers education for 24 years. He loved reading, journal writing and the national parks. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Dugway, Utah; son, Bradley Wyatt, of Cedar City, Utah; and brothers, Gary Wyatt and his wife, Karla, of Roseburg, Bob Wyatt and his wife, Billie Jo, of Woodland Hills, Utah; Roger Wyatt of Idaho and Randy Wyatt and his wife, Dena, of Riverton, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, David, Dick, Don, Jack and Ross, and three sisters, Judy, Sylvia and Mary. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 31, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Shuck, Iva Ree Van Arsdale Brooks Sipp Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Iva Ree Shuck, 79, of Baker City, died March 7, 2006, after a long illness. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. There will be a reception afterward at 1090 D St. Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Iva was born June 16, 1926, at Tooele, Utah, to Paul and Audrey Van Arsdale. She graduated from Hermiston High School. After high school her family moved to Baker City, where she met and married Ballard Brooks. They raised three sons. Ballard died in 1966. In 1970 she married Charles R. Sipp. Dick died in 1993. In 1999 she married Don Shuck. Iva worked for many years at St. Elizabeth Hospital as medical records director. She was a 50-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and she enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands. Survivors include her husband, Don Shuck of Baker City; sons, Norman Brooks of Vancouver, Wash., Adam Brooks and his wife, Janice, and Joe Brooks and his wife, Bea, all of Baker City; sisters, Lois Shaffer and her husband, Dudley, of Winston, Beth Grubb of Roseberg, and Pauline Kunz and her husband, Wayne, of West Valley City, Utah; grandchildren, Heather Honeywell of Baker City, Marisa Meyer of Summerville and MaryAnn Brooks of...

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