Location: Ventura County CA

Sharp, James Meilke – Obituary

J. M. Sharp, Aged Pioneer, Dies At Ranch Home. Month’s Illness Is Fatal For Santa Paula Rancher. Funeral Rites Will Be Monday. Deceased Organized Bank And Other Corporations. J. M. Sharp, who played an important part in the general development of Ventura County, passed away at his home west of Santa Paula at 8:30 o’clock last night (December 8, 1932), following a four weeks’ illness with influenza. He was one of the first citrus growers in Ventura County and within the past few years had undertaken the development of 125 additional acres in orchard. He was recognized as a progressively-minded rancher and his holding were all highly developed which, coupled with his great business capacity, brought him rich returns. Mr. Sharp was born in Cadiz, Ohio, on March 3, 1844, and when he was four years old he moved with his family to Missouri, later going with them overland by covered wagon to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where he was educated in the public schools. He came to California in 1867 and his first job was as ditch tender in Placer County at a salary of $50 a month. Then he went to San Francisco where he attended Heralds Business College, where he taught following his graduation. He then entered the State Normal College in San Francisco and was graduated in 1871, going to Nevada where he taught....

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Sharp, Hubert Chester – Obituary

H. C. “Doc” Sharp, 73, pioneer Saticoy rancher and leader in the state walnut industry, died unexpectedly last night (April 27, 1956) during a fishing trip to his cabin at Sespe Hot Springs with three other men Corner Virgil Payton was called late last night by two members of the fishing party who had driven out of the rugged back country to Highway 399 to notify officials of the death. According to Payton, Mr. Sharp went to the Sespe Camp yesterday afternoon with W. C. Brown, his ranch foreman, A. M. Gass, Saticoy and Joe Muzio, Montalvo resident and Saticoy business. Members of the party told Payton that the group had dinner and Mr. Sharp retired early, according to habit. As he was going to bed about 8 p.m. he suffered what was described as an “asthma attack’ and died. Muzio and Gass drove a jeep over the back country road to a telephone to notify the Ventura county sheriff’s office of the death. Payton drove into the fishing camp with sheriff’s deputy Ted McLachlin from Oak View. Mr. Sharp was one of the founders of the Saticoy Walnut Growers Association and 45 years as manager of the organization. At the time of his death he was serving as secretary of the association. His father was one of the original organizers of cooperatives for walnut growers in the state....

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Sharp, Susanna Rebecca Plank – Obituary

Death claimed another pioneer of Ventura County when Mrs. J. M. Sharp passed away Sunday night [July 8, 1934] at the family ranch home at Saticoy. Mrs. Sharp was born June 14, 1851, in Philadelphia, and came to California in 1869 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plank, living first in San Francisco. There she graduated from the Normal school in 1873, afterward teaching school in Sonoma County. In 1874 she was married to J. M. [James Meikle] Sharp, a classmate in the Normal school. They lived near Santa Rosa two years, then moved to Ventura County, living first in the Santa Ana District. Mrs. Sharp was one of the first teachers in the Santa Ana School. In 1882 the family came to Saticoy where they have since resided. Mrs. Sharp was always active in community life and church work. She was a past president of the Ventura County Federation of Women’s clubs, and had served on the board of the Los Angeles District Federation of Women’s clubs. Mr. Sharp died about a year and a half ago, and surviving Mrs. Sharp are the following children: Mrs. J. P. Thille, Julian H. Sharp, Mrs. W. H. Duval, Nathan Sharp, Hubert C. Sharp, and Leslie T. Sharp. In addition there are 15 grandchildren. Private funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon. Public services will follow at...

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Weber, Richard R. – Obituary

Richard “Dick” R. Weber, 77, of La Grande died Sept. 30 at his home. At Dick’s request, there will be no services. Dick was born Dec. 10, 1929, to Otto P. and Jewel B. (Cunningham) Weber in Wellston, Okla. He and his sister, Chrissy, later moved with their mom to Ventura, Calif., where they grew up. Dick later joined the Air Force and was stationed in Tillamook where he met Dorothy Wehinger. They were married for 26 years and she was a life-long friend for an additional 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Weber; their children, Sandra Weber McGinn, Tana Weber Harlan, Rob Weber and Lori Weber Hines; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City 86714. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 6, 2007-Published: October 6,...

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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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Lena Delphine Todd Keller of Oxnard CA

KELLER, Lena Delphine Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1883, married Sept. 21, 1907, Charles R. Keller, who was born Jan. 4, 1872. In 1912 they were living in Oxnard, Calif. Children: I. Margaret Todd, b. Oct. 26, 1911. II. Homer Todd, b. Feb. 17, 1915. III. Charles Richard, b. Mar. 25, 1917. IV. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9,...

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Edna P. Todd Pickett of Santa Paula CA

PUCKETT, Edna P. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in Santa Paula, Cal., married in 1901, Charles N. Puckett, who was born in 1872, in Brownsville, Tenn. Children: I. Beatrice T., b. 1902, in Santa Paula, Cal. II. Charles T., b. 1904, d....

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Beatrice B. Todd Sharp of Saticoy CA

SHARP, Beatrice B. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1882, married in 1908, Hubert C. Sharp, who was born in 1882, in Santa Ana, Cal. They lived in Saticoy, Cal., in 1912. Children: I. James M., b. 1910. II. Dora Louise, b. Jan. 15, 1912. III. Margaret, b. Oct. 25,...

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Ida Todd Carle Youngling of Los Angeles CA

CARLE YOUNGLING, Ida Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1874, in Santa Paula, Cal. She has been twice married, first, in 1894, Bert Carle, from whom she was divorced in 1898, married second, in 1901, Herbert Youngling. In 1912, they were living in Los Angeles, Cal. Children by Bert Carle: I. Louise, b. 1895. II. Genevive, b. 1896. Children by Herbert Youngling: III. Edwin P., b. 1907. IV. Howard T., b. 1909. V. Dora Catherine, b. Nov. 29,...

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Ernestine R. Todd Joy of Santa Paula CA

JOY, Ernestine R. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1883, married in 1909, Ray Comfort Joy, who was born in 1880, in Grand Junction, Iowa. In 1912 they lived in Santa Paula, Cal. Children: I. Fletcher L., b. 1910. II. Ernestine Isadora, b. Feb. 2, 1913, d. June 6, 1915. III. Alice Evilene, b. Nov. 17,...

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Todd, Fred Ora

Fred Ora Todd9, (Theodore C.8, Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) married about 1907, Mary (???). Mr. Todd is the owner of a large bean ranch located near Ventura, Calif., comprising several hundred acres. Children: 2775. Alice. 2776. A...

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Weber, Richard R. “Dick” – Obituary

Richard R. “Dick” Weber, 77, a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 30, 2007, at his home in La Grande. At his request, there will be no funeral. Dick was born on Dec. 10, 1929, at Wellston, Okla., to Otto P. and Jewel B. Cunningham Weber. He and his sister, Chrissy, later moved with their mom to Ventura, Calif., where they were raised. Dick later joined the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Tillamook where he met Dorothy Wehinger, who became his wife of 26 years and lifelong friend for an additional 29 years. Survivors include Dorothy Weber and their four children, Sandra Weber McGinn, Tana Weber Harlan, Rob Weber and Lori Weber Hines; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 2, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Watson, Rodger Eugene – Obituary

Rodger Eugene Watson, 59, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home in Haines, where he has resided since 1993. Funeral services for Mr. Watson were held Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Loyd Phillips officiated. Vault interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery. His visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rodger was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Santa Paula, Calif. He was a son of Frank and Alpha (Watters) Watson. He received his education in California. He had a wide variety of interest where his work was concerned. He had great talent in rebuilding, restoring and designing brass and copper antiques and pieces of furniture. Rodger’s first job was at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in California running the ski lift and he dearly enjoyed it. That led to the beginning of his greatest love, the outdoors. Rodger’s hobbies included fishing, elk and deer hunting. He enjoyed gold mining and scuba diving with his dad. He also found a creative outlet with wood-working in his shop along with his dog Shadow. There were so many joys in Rodger’s life. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family and friends. One of his greatest joys was his granddaughter, Sky-baby. He loved every moment with her. Rodger was the most wonderful and caring...

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