Location: Tulare County CA

Biographical Sketch of William Albert Crowell

William Albert Crowell, manager and proprietor of the James Crowe Co., of Redwood City, the oldest undertaking establishment of the county, has made a host of friends since his arrival in Redwood City three years ago. Mr. Crowell has made the interests of his new place of residence his interests and few newcomers have taken a more prominent place in the community than that held by Mr. Crowell. . When Mr. Crowell took over the establishment that was founded in 1868 by the late James Crowe, a pioneer undertaker of San Mateo county, Redwood City gained a man of wide experience in this line. Mr. Crowell has been in the undertaking business in several cities, his last venture being in Sacramento where he was established for nine years. Mr. Crowell has been appointed a deputy to Coroner W. A. Brooke. This is another position in which Mr. Crowell is thoroughly experienced. He was coroner and public administrator of Placer county. At that time he was established in the undertaking business at Auburn. William Albert Crowell was born on August 9, 1862 in Massachusetts. He has lived in California thirty-five years. On August 9, 1889, Mr. Crowell was married in Tulare. He has three children Bethel, aged 24, Elaine, 15, and Wilma, 13. Mr. Crowell is high in Masonic circles, being past master of the Eureka lodge and past high...

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Elbow Creek Cemetery Records, Tulare County, California

(near Visalia) ARCHER O. J., 1844 – 1913, ae. 69 yrs. Frank, 1882 – 1907, ae. 25 yrs. J. W., b. 29 Oct. 1839, d. 24 June 1916, ae. 77 yrs. BENNETT Katherine, 1865 – 1939. Ralph, 1891 – 1897 or 1899. Rufus, 1907 – 1907. Silas, 1868 – 1926. BLAYLOCK Ethyle. Ray Luther. Steven. CALCOTE Infant, 1894 – 1894. Allen K., b. 11 Feb. 1830, d. 7 Dec. 1911. Husband of Deliah Calcote. Delilah, b. 28 June 1840, d. 21 Apr. 1903. Etta Merle, 1895 – 1895. George, d. 14 Sept. 1872, ae. 2 yrs., 9 mos., 3 days. Son of A. K. and Delilah Calcote. James J., b. 26 Feb. 1861, d. 1 Oct. 1887. Son of A. K. and Delilah Calcote. Lucy E., d. 1864. Dau. of A. K. and Delilah Calcote. CHRISTMAN Effie Ovella, b. 3 Aug. 1878, d. 22 June 1892. Dau. of Gabrill and Polly Christman. CHRISMAN Elizabeth M., b. 26 Nov. 1843, d. 7 Sept. 1882. H. T., b. 14 Jan. 1830, d. 16 Mar. 1893, ae. 63 yrs. Willie F., d. 12 Dec. 1863, ae. 2 yrs., 6 mos. Son of H. T. and E. Chrisman. CHRISTMAN Gabriel, b. 9 Feb. 1833, d. 13 Apr. 1905. Born in Virginia. Polly W., b. 19 Nov. 1849, d. 21 Oct. 1930. Born in Missouri. Sarah E., b. 27 Oct. 1881, d. 27 July...

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Venice Hill Cemetery Records, Tulare County, California

(Under care of Visalia City Cemetery) ARNOLD Richard J., 1830 – 1900, ae. 70 yrs. BARTON James S., b. 17 Apr. 1845, d. 2 Dec. 1885, ae. 39 yrs., 7 mos., 15 days. CROWLEY George Washington, d. 6 Aug. 1864, ae. 10 yrs., 10 mos., 27 days. Son of James and Elizabeth Crowley. MCGINNES Abe, b. 15 Nov. 1827, d. 12 Dec. 1897, ae. 70 yrs., 27 days. John, b. 20 July 1882, d. 20 Feb. 1889, ae. 16 yrs., 7 mos. MILLER Harriet, d. 1 May 1882, ae. 78 yrs., 7 mos., 13 days. Wife of Zachariah Miller. Zachariah, d. 28 Dec. 1877, ae. 77 yrs., 3 mos., 1 day. Husband of Harriet Miller. ROBINSON Andrew, d. 11 Mar. 1882, ae. 70...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Clinton

A veritable pioneer of the pioneers, and a man of sterling qualities of worth and substantiality, while his excellent achievements mark him one possessed of more than ordinary ability for business enterprises, the subject of this article is to be mentioned with the prominent men of Malheur County and is well worthy of the prestige and esteem that he enjoys. Mr. Clinton was born in New York, in 1837, being the son of Alexander and Margaret (Balfour) Clinton, natives respectively of Maryland and Pennsylvania. In 1844 the family removed to Wisconsin, and in 1859 they took up the arduous journey across the dreary plains beset with great danger and hardship. In due time they arrived at the Sacramento valley and there engaged in farming. In 1864 our subject made his way into the wilds of this country, locating first at Silver City, then coming to the place where Jordan Valley now stands. He located land and went to raising stock and farming. For twenty-four years he labored on and then sold his possessions and for a period afterward his time was equally divided between this place and California. At the time of the Indian outbreak in 1863 he lost heavily, the savages stealing his horses. The parents of our subject both died in California and also all of a family of eight children but George W. At the present...

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Biography of Colonel S. M. Barrett

Colonel S. M. Barrett, commandant of the Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore and an author of note, is one of the most prominent men in northeastern Oklahoma. He is a native of Nebraska, his birth having occurred in Nebraska City on the 3rd day of March, 1865, a son of Robert W. Barrett, his father being an old plainsman. S. M. Barrett spent his early life in Nebraska but in youth he removed with his parents to Jackson County, Missouri, (near Kansas City) and at the age of twenty-one years went to Tulare County, California, where he became a freighter and bronco buster. He became an excellent shot and has perhaps never been so proud as on the occasion of shooting his first mountain lion, that kill being made in the Yosemite grant. His prowess as an expert gunman stood him in need at various times. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World war, Colonel Barrett was most anxious to get into active service, but because of his age and physical condition he was not admitted as a combatant. However, he was made special agent of the army for training drafted men. That was a sore disappointment to him, but like a true soldier he was determined to do the best he could for his country and he set about his work with a nerve and...

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Douglas, Linda Colleen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Linda Colleen Douglas, 46, of La Grande died June 14 at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. June 23 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Presbyterian Friendship Center, 1204 Spring Ave. St. Mrs. Douglas was born June 9, 1960, to Colen and Irene Lucht Weaver in Porterville, Calif. She graduated from Porterville High School in 1978 and married Dale Douglas in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1979. The family moved to La Grande in 1990 where she worked as an answering service operator for Commline Paging and Answering Service. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, reading and being with her family. Survivors include her husband of La Grande; daughters Tricia Douglas of La Grande, Malissa Cisneros of Weston and Brianne Douglas of The Dalles; one grandchild; a brother, Paul Mellinger, and a sister, Wanette Alba, both of Porterville, and other relatives. Her parents, a brother, Arle Mellinger, and a sister, Bonna Duncan, all died earlier. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 24, 2006, Published, June 26,...

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Peterson, Harry Leo – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Harry Leo Peterson, 73, of La Grande died May 28 at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. At his request there will be no services. Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Peterson was born Feb. 17, 1933 to Harry and Lilie Mae Nicholson Peterson in Mountain Grove, Mo. He attended school in Visalia, Calif., and went on to electronic school in Los Angeles, Calif. On June 6, 1957, he married Mary Ford in Las Vegas, Nev. He worked in television electronics and then as a supervisor with USA Petroleum Corp., retiring about 1977. The couple moved to La Grande in 1996 from Oklahoma. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and enjoyed building and selling tricycles. He traveled all around with friends from the Third Wheel Trike Association. Survivors include his wife of La Grande; children and their spouses, Susan and Howard Moody of Exeter, Calif., Janice Peterson of Canada, Ron and Elaine Peterson of Georgetown, Idaho, Randy Peterson of Exeter, and James Peterson of Tulare, Calif.; three sisters, LaWona Lee of Exeter, Vivian Prater of Wickenberg, Ariz., and Donna Sue Anderson of Arizona City, Ariz.; five grandchildren and other relatives. The Observer Online, week ending June 3, 2006 Published June 5,...

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Sherman, Joyce A. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 27, 2009 _________________________________ Sherman, Joyce La Grande Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 23, 2009 _____________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Nov. 2 – Joyce Sherman, service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel La Grande Observer – October 28, 2009 ___________________________________ Joyce Ann Sherman, 72, of La Grande, died Oct. 22 at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Joyce was born June 25, 1937, to Maurice and Mary Feldman in St. Louis. She was raised and educated in Tulare, Calif. She married Harvey Sherman in Las Vegas on April 1, 1956. After they got married they lived in San Diego and Covina, Calif., and then moved to Honolulu. She loved crafts, collecting Christmas ornaments, and most of all, her family and pets. She was also co-owner of Sherman Land and Cattle Co. of La Grande, and City Wide Transportation Co. of Hawaii. She...

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Stout, Hosea H., Jr. – Obituary

Hosea H. Stout, Jr., a resident of Lindsay, died there Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000. He was 77. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, with Alan Savage, president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3608, officiating. Mr. Stout was born in Mansfield, MO. He was a graduate of Strathmore Union High School. He was a retired foreman employed by Lindsay Olive Growers for 15 years. He was a resident of Lindsay for 67 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 128 and the Lindsay-Strathmore area Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3608 in Exeter. He was a veteran of the Army having served during World War II with General George Patton’s 3rd Army Corp in the 8th Armored Division. He was at the Siegfried Line battle, the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day allied invasion in Normandy. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Stout of Lindsay; a son, Michael Stout of Strathmore; two daughters, Kathryn Cassida of Lucerne Valley and Cynthia Crist of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Stout in 1983. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Stout, Bertha Ethel Findley – Obituary

Graveside services for Bertha Stout, 87, of Lindsay will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oliver Cemetery in Lindsay. Mrs. Stout died Monday [May 17, 1982] in a Lindsay hospital. She was a native of Mansfield, MO., and a 53-year resident of Lindsay. She was a homemaker and a member of Freewater Baptist Church in Lindsay. Surviving is a son, Hosea Stout of Lindsay, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Webb-Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brazeal, Sarah E. Findley – Obituary

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday in Webb Funeral Home at Lindsay for Mrs. Sarah Brazeal, 70, a former resident of Porterville and a member of the Porterville Freewill Baptist Church. She died Friday [November 27, 1970]. She leaves her husband, Fred, of Lindsay; two daughters, Mrs. Erma Ryan of Lindsay and Mrs. LaVerne Hughes of Porterville; a nephew, William D. Findley of Lindsay; a brother, Jason Findley of Coffeeville, Kans.; six grandchildren and seven grandchildren. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brazeal, Fred B. – Obituary

A Lindsay man, Fred B. Brazeal, 77, died Saturday [March 22, 1975] in the Lindsay district hospital following a short illness. Mr. Brazeal was born in Missouri and came to Lindsay 38 years ago. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a commercial sprayer and engaged in other agricultural work. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Porterville. Survivors include two daughters, Erma Ryan of Lindsay and Lavern Hughes of Porterville; two brothers, Pete of Mansfield, Mo., and Iley Brazeal of Sanger; one nephew, William Dale Findley of Porterville; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 25 in the Webb Chapel in Lindsay. Burial will be in the Olive Cemetery there. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Babb, Susan Mary Findley – Obituary

Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday in Hadley Funeral Chapel in Visalia for former Tularean Susan M. Babb, 97, Visalia, who died Monday [January 6, 1992] in a Visalia hospital. Mrs. Babb was born, raised and educated in Macomb, Mo. She worked on the farm until marrying Harrison Babb in 1912 in Macomb, Mo. The couple moved to Exeter in 1929. In 1944, they moved to Tulare, where they had a ranch. They lived in Ivanhoe a short time before moving to Visalia in 1957. Mr. Babb died in 1959. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Harry Babb, Tulare, and Fred Miller, San Diego; two daughters, Eunice Wilshire, Exeter, and Juanita Flint, Auburn; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren Burial will be in Exeter District Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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