Location: Wallace Idaho

The Standard Group Of Mineral Claims

The Standard group of claims consists of the following patented lode claims: Standard, Banner, Snow Line, Sancho, Sandwich, Youngstown, Sullivan Fraction, Banner Fraction, Parallel, Little Chap, Mammoth Fraction, a portion of the Mammoth, and Tariff, also the Columbia, Crown Point and Tom Reed, all located in the Coeur d’Alene silver-lead mineral belt, Lalande mining district, Shoshone county, Idaho, one mile from Burke, also the Union Mill-site located at Wallace, Idaho, together with water rights and flumes from which is developed about three hundred horse-power. The Standard claim was located May 7, 1885, by Timothy McCarthy, Timothy Hynes. Frank Hanson and John H. Simmons. All the claims in the Standard group are patented, the patents having issued direct to the Standard Mining Company, with the exception of the Mammoth, Tariff and Mammoth Fraction. These claims are patented, but the patent issued direct to the original owners and was afterward transferred to the Standard Mining Company. The Standard Mining Company is a corporation of Idaho. Its capital stock is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into five hundred thousand shares of the par value of one dollar each. The officers of the company are as follows: Amasa B. Campbell, president; John A. Finch, vice-president and treasurer; W. E. Finch, secretary. The stock is held principally by the Finch & Campbell Syndicate of Youngstown, Ohio, Chicago and Milwaukee. The property was purchased by...

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Biography of Edward H. Moffitt

Edward H. Moffitt, secretary and treasurer of the Coeur d’Alene Hardware Company, of Wallace, Idaho, is numbered among the native sons of the Keystone state, his birth having occurred in Allegheny City, August 22, 1845. His parents were Rev. Thomas and Maria L. (Patterson) Moffitt. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1818, and for many years devoted his energies to the work of the ministry in connection with the Methodist Episcopal church. His death occurred in 1878, when he had reached the age of sixty years. His wife, who was born in Pennsylvania, in 1818, is now a resident of Canon City, Colorado. The family resided in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, until 1857, when they removed to central Illinois, where they remained until 1870, the year of their removal to Kansas. It was in the latter state that the father died, and since 1881 the mother has made her home in Colorado. Mr. Moffitt, whose name introduces this review, acquired his education in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Illinois, and in January, 1864, when eighteen years of age, loyally offered his services to the government as a defender of the Union, and was assigned to Company F, Second Illinois Cavalry. He served until January 1866, and was mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, for the war had ended and his aid was no longer needed. Returning to his...

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Biography of Walter Allen Jones

This gentleman is the senior member of the law firm of Jones & Morphy, of Wallace, and holds a position of distinctive precedence at the bar of northern Idaho, by reason of his eminent ability as counsel and advocate. He was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, May 5, 1855, and is a son of Joseph D. and Catherine A. (Kaercher) Jones, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania and spent their entire lives in that state, as had their ancestors since early colonial days. The father died at the age of forty-five years, and the mother was called to her final rest when seventy-three years of age. The subject of this review was reared and educated in the common schools of Pottsville and further continued his studies in the Paschal Institute, at that place. Determining to prepare for the bar, he began familiarizing himself with the principles of jurisprudence in 1874, as a student in the law office of the Hon. W. H. M. Oram, of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar at Sunsbury, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1878, and immediately afterward began practice, spending one year in Mount Carmel, and then removing to Shamokin, where he practiced from 1879 until the close of the year 1885. In January 1886, he came to the Coeur d’Alene country and took up his abode in Murray, Shoshone County, where through the...

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Biography of Caleb S. Stone, M. D.

Dr. Stone has left the ranks of the many to stand among the more successful few in a profession where advancement depends solely upon individual merit. In other walks of life, especially in commercial circles, one may enter upon a business already established and carry it on from the point where others laid it down, but the physician must rely solely upon his knowledge and ability, and these must be acquired through close and earnest application. That Dr. Stone, of Wallace, is numbered among the leading physicians and surgeons of his section of the state is therefore evidence of his power in his chosen calling. A native of Missouri, he was born May 10, 1859, his parents being Robert Harris and Eliza (Rodes) Stone, both of whom were natives of Kentucky, and are now deceased. The father died in Missouri, in 1881, at the age of sixty-five years, and the mother in Texas, when about thirty-five years of age. Mr. Stone engaged in merchandising throughout his business career. The Doctor obtained his preliminary education in the common schools of his native state, and supplemented it by study in an academy for boys at Little Rock, Arkansas, and in Woodlawn Seminary, at St. Charles, Missouri. He began the study of medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen years, and in 1879 he went to Leadville, Colorado, where he...

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Biography of William W. Woods

Idaho is fortunate in having an able bar. The importance of the legal business growing out of mining enterprises early drew to the state lawyers of ability and experience in large affairs and litigation involving big sums and values. As a result, there is at every important business center of the state legal talent which would do credit to Chicago or New York. Major William W. Woods, one of the leading lawyers of Idaho, was born in Burlington, Iowa, January 24, 1841, a son of James W. and Catharine (Wells) Woods. His father was a successful lawyer, and was born in New Hampshire in 1810, settled in Iowa in 1836 and died at Waverly, Iowa, in 1880. His mother was born in New York in 1825 and died at Burlington, Iowa, in 1864. Major Woods received an academical education at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and at nineteen began the study of law in the office and under the preceptorship of J. C. & B. J. Hall, of Burlington, Iowa. He was called from his legal studies by the demand for soldiers to protect our national interests in the civil war, and in August, 1861, enlisted as a private in Company L, Fourth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, with which he served until September 1865, when he was mustered out, with the rank of major, after having made an admirable record as a...

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Biography of Peter J. Holohan

The gentleman whose name appears above claims distinction as having been one of the first settlers at Wallace, Idaho, and as a member of the firm of Holohan & McKinlay, dealers in tobacco and cigars, he is recognized as one of the prominent business men of that city. He is a native of Hardin county, Kentucky, and is a son of Michael and Ann (Welsh) Holohan, natives of Ireland, who came early in life to the United States and met and married here, settling in Kentucky about 1850. Michael Holohan died in Idaho, in 1880, aged about fifty years, and his widow, now about sixty-two years old, is living at Wallace. They had eight children, of whom six are now living, and of whom Peter J. Holohan was the second in order of nativity. At nine years of age Peter J. Holohan accompanied his parents and brothers and sisters from Kentucky to Iowa, where the family lived until 1878. He then went to Oregon, but remained only a short time before settling with his father’s family on Camas prairie, in Idaho (now in Idaho county), where he lived until 1885, five years after his father’s death, and then came to Wallace, where he was one of the first settlers. Mr. Holohan’s first enterprise after taking up his residence at Wallace was in packing merchandise to the various mining camps...

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Biography of William F. Herrington

The medical profession would seem to afford a better business training than any other of the learned professions. At least, of the lawyers and clergymen who turn their attention to the business very many of them fail. Very few physicians do, and in almost any community the successful physician develops, without apparent effort, into the successful man of affairs. One of the many medical men who are making noteworthy careers as businessmen is the gentleman whose name is the title of this article. Dr. William F. Herrington was born in Jefferson County, Missouri, September 12, 1861, a son of S. G. and Jane (Beeler) Herrington. His father was born in Missouri also, in 1841, and is now a well-to-do farmer in the southern part of that state. His mother, a native of Tennessee, died in Missouri, when only twenty-four years of age. After gaining a practical education in the public schools of Salem, Missouri, and spending several years in business pursuits, young Herrington began the study of medicine, at the age of twenty-four, under the preceptorship of Dr. L. B. Laws, of Houston, Missouri. Later he took a course of professional lectures at Cincinnati, Ohio, and was graduated in 1889 from the American Medical College, of St. Louis, Missouri, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He practiced his profession one year in Missouri and one year in the...

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Biography of Alexander D. McKinlay

The west is peopled with brave men, as men’s bravery is measured, but it has some notable citizens whose experiences extend back into the days of constant adventure and ever present peril. Could the exploits and dangers of such men of the west be written down and put into book form, they would form a series of narratives of more absorbing interest than the most exciting romances of western life and adventure that have ever been penned. A fair representation of this class is Alexander D. McKinlay. He is a son of Henry and Barbara Clarke McKinlay, natives of Scotland, and was born in Clayton County, Iowa, February 20, 1853. His father was born in Edinburg in 1823, and died in Clayton county, Iowa, in 1872. His mother, who was born in Sollen, in 1815, lives on the old family homestead in Iowa. They came to America and to Iowa in 1847 and became successful farmers, highly respected by reason of their high character and upright lives. Of their nine children, Alexander D. McKinlay was the fifth child in order of birth. He was reared to help at the work of the farm, and for a time attended school in a primitive log school house, and remained in Iowa until 1877, when, at the age of twenty-four, he emigrated to Idaho and located in Idaho county, where he lived...

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Biography of Henry F. Samuels

There is coming to the front of Idaho a class of lawyers of the younger generation who are making their mark in no uncertain way and will be worthy successors to some of the older members of the bar when their time for retirement shall come. One of the best and most prominent of these is Prosecuting Attorney Samuels, of Shoshone County, some account of whose busy and successful career to the present time it is purposed to introduce here. Henry F. Samuels was born in Mississippi, April 4, 1869, a son of Captain Floyd and Isabella (Jenkins) Samuels. His father was captain, 1 861-5, of Company E, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, United States Army, and had a brother in another Kentucky regiment in the Confederate service. He now lives in Indiana, and his wife died there in 1873. Mr. Samuels spent the days of his childhood and youth in Indiana. He acquired his primary education in the public schools, and after leaving the public schools; he boarded at home and walked five miles every morning and night to attend the high school at Leavenworth, being unable financially to pay his board. At the age of seventeen he went to Ulysses, Nebraska, where he completed his high school course in 1889. In the summer of that year he began the study of law in the office of Waldo Brothers, at...

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Biography of Alexander E. Mayhew

The rewards of purity in public life are many, but one of the most important and apparent is continuance in public life. This is true everywhere, and of course it is true in Idaho, where the fact is emphasized and illustrated by the career of Judge Mayhew of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho. At least he lives at Wallace, but he is a man of the west and for the west, and his influence is active and far-reaching. Alexander E. Mayhew, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Conklin) Mayhew, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1830. His father, a native of Philadelphia, was for many years a merchant of that city, but died in New Jersey in 1871, and his mother, born in Philadelphia, died in New Jersey, in 1887. The boyhood days of Judge Mayhew were passed in Philadelphia, where he attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with the class of 1852. He read law under the preceptorship of William D. Baker, one of the leading Philadelphia lawyers of his time and one of the most successful in the country, and in 18c; q he located at Atchison, Kansas, where he continued his legal studies in the office of Abel & Stringfellow, being admitted to the bar in 1856. He entered upon the practice of his profession in Atchison and served one year...

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Lyon, Everett M. – Obituary

Everett M. Lyon Everett M Lyon, 83, died April 9 surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Mo. A private service for burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. Mr. Lyon was born May 20, 1923, in Wallace, Idaho, one of 13 children. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Leavenworth, Wash., where he lived until he graduated from high school and married the love of his life, Esther Bates, whom he met at a roller rink. They spent the early years of their marriage in Leavenworth, where Everett was employed at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery, and where he single-handedly built their first home. They then relocated to the Seattle area, where he worked as a riveter at Boeing Aircraft for three years. He spent the next 35 years of his work career in Pilot Rock, where he supported his family by working at the sawmill. Survivors include his wife, Esther, of Mount Vernon, Mo.; one sister, Delores, of Dale; five children, Wayne Lyon of Warwick, N.Y., Sharon Campbell of Mount Vernon, Mo., David Lyon and Robert Lyon, both of La Grande, and Daniel Lyon of Salem; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21,...

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Reinecke, R. Douglas – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon R. Douglas Reinecke, 75, of Baker City, died Feb. 28, 2004, at his home after a lengthy illness. A memorial Mass to honor Doug’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, 2235 First St. Graveside inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family in the praying of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at the cathedral. The Rev. Rob Irwin will officiate. There will be a luncheon after the funeral in the Parish Hall. Doug was born at Seneca, S.D., on Sept. 8, 1928, to Roy C. and Darlene Reinecke. His early years and grade schooling were spent around Seneca, Highmore and Leed, S.D. He graduated from high school at Wallace, Idaho. Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in 1952 and his master’s degree in 1955 from Eastern Oregon College at La Grande. Doug also had completed 36 hours toward his doctorate in education. Doug married Theresa Brown at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City on Aug. 26, 1950. Together they raised five children: Sherri Eng, Daman Reinecke, Shawn Morse, Synthia Reinecke and Suzanne Schooler. Doug served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed at El Toro Marine Base in California. He taught grade school and was principal at Wallowa. He also taught in La Grande at Central School and at...

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DelCurto, Courtney Melba Vaughan Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Baker County, Oregon Courtney DelCurto, 93, a former Halfway resident, died on March 26, 2006 at Eugene. Her funeral was Saturday at Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Interment was at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Courtney Melba Vaughan was born on Dec. 20, 1912, to Jacob Alexander and Gertrude Eva Rob Vaughan at home in Halfway. She grew up at Halfway and on Wild Horse Creek, which is where the Brownlee dam is located now. As a girl she would swim her horse across the Snake River and then ride through the hills to Halfway to visit friends. She married Reno Nicholas DelCurto on Sept. 14, 1934, at Wallace, Idaho. They lived at Cornucopia until the mines closed. Then in 1980, Courtney moved back to Pine Valley after Reno died. Courtney never missed a chance to pick huckleberries. She loved to garden, she was diligent about canning and freezing her delicious garden produce so she could offer it to others in the winter. At the age of 65 she taught herself how to ride a bike. In her 80s she rafted the Snake River and also rode horses in her late 80s. In her 90s, Courtney still enjoyed a good day of fishing. Courtney was independent and strong-willed. She had a certain way of washing dishes by hand in scalding hot water, and she liked her routines....

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Reinecke, Eva I. Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Eva I. Reinecke, 85, a longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 14, 2002, at Meadowbrook Place. The rosary will said at 6 o’clock tonight at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Rev. Rob Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Vault interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception at St. Francis de Sales after the service. Visitations will be until 4 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Eva was born in North Dakota on Aug. 20, 1916, and studied for her nursing degree in North Dakota. She met and married Roy C. Reinecke at Wallace, Idaho, on April 9, 1945. They moved to Baker City in the 1940s where they owned and operated the Valley Dairy. Eva nursed for several years at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She retired from nursing and helped her husband in his real estate business: Reinecke, Frisbie Real Estate and then Reinecke Real Estate. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. Survivors include her adopted son, R. Douglas Reinecke and his wife, Theresa, and their children and families, Sherri and Ron Enz, Damon and Pat Reinicke, Shawn and Mike Morse, Synthia Reinecke and Suzanne and David Schooler; grandchildren, Ryan Enz, Eric...

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