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Obituary of Albert Davis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Albert Davis, 90 of Bronson, who died Tuesday at a hospital after a long illness, will be at 1:20 p.p. Thursday at Elliott Creek Presbyterian church at Bronson. Rev. Walter Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City under direction of the W. Harry Christy Morningside funeral home. He was born 1 May 1867 in Hamburg, Iowa. He married Rhoda Smith in 1892 in Blair, Nebraska. The couple resided in Walhill, Nebraska before coming here in 1921. They resided most recently in Bronson. Mr. Davis was a member of Elliott Creek Presbyterian church in Bronson. His wife died in 1827 in Sioux City, Iowa. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Bessie, who died in 1928 in Sioux City and a son Ivan, who died in 1920 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Taylor of Sioux falls, south Dakota; four sons, Clyde, Harold, Bud and Everett, all of Sioux City, Iowa; a brother, Willie of Modale, Iowa, seven grandchildren and 11...

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Biography of Paul Carroll Schnoebelen, M.D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Paul Carroll Schnoebelen, a prominent and most successful young representative of the medical profession in St. Louis, specializing in internal medicine and diagnosis, was born at Riverside, Iowa, on the 15th of January, 1890, a son of Sigsmund W. and Mary (Carroll) Schnoebelen. The father is a descendant of the merchant prince Weber of Holland, whose daughter and her husband, Dominie Everadus Bogardus, arrived in New York in the seventeenth century and built the original Trinity church of New York city, now at the head of Wall street. The mother is descended from John Carroll of Carrollton. Paul C. Schnoebelen completed a course of study in St. Ambrose College of Davenport, Iowa, by graduation in 1910, while six years later the degree’ of M. D. was conferred upon him by the St. Louis University of St. Louis, Missouri. He acted as medical interne in St. John’s Hospital in 1916-17 and was resident physician there in 1917-18. In the latter year he became a member of the medical staff of St. John’s Hospital, while in 1920 he was made assistant in medicine at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and in the present year (1921) is serving as a member of the medical staff as well as chief of the department of radiology of the...

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Biography of James W. Robertson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES W. ROBERTSON (deceased). There is little need to portray the virtues or defend the memory of this gentleman, for he lives in the affection of his family and friends as a devoted husband, kind neighbor and public-spirited citizen. During the many years he resided in Christian County he was to the people all that is required in good citizenship, public enterprise and sympathetic friendship. In the love of his estimable wife he found his cares lightened, and in the respect of his fellow-citizens received the reward of his faithfulness. Mr. Robertson was born in middle Tennessee May 15, 1830, to Lindsey Robertson, whose ancestors came from England at an early date. The first member of the family to cross the ocean was Thomas Robertson, who located in the Old Dominion. The original of this notice left his native State and came to Greene County, Missouri, in 1837, locating near Republic with his parents. There he grew to mature years and assisted his father in clearing a tract of Government land, for they were among the pioneers. He obtained such educational advantages as those days afforded, and when about twenty-two years of age branched out for himself. He and his brother, T. E. Robertson, went to the mouth of the Finley Creek and bought the old...

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Biography of E. J. Rhodes

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E. J. RHODES. Among the reputable men of Harrison, Arkansas, who in their conduct of business matters, and the duties belonging to the various relations of life, have acquired a worthy name, is E. J. Rhodes, who, although but in the prime of life, is old in experience. The record of his life is one of interest, for it shows what can be accomplished when one possesses the determination to forge ahead, and has the wisdom to make the most of the opportunities which present themselves. He was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, March 17, 1845, the second of eight children. Ira G. and Ann E. (Botts) Rhodes, who were born in Trumbull County, Ohio, and Kentucky, respectively. He is of German descent and traces his ancestry back through his grandfather, Joseph Rhodes, to his great-grandfather, John Rhodes, who was a native of Connecticut. In 1815 the Rhodes family took up their residence in Ohio, but later were among the very first settlers of Jefferson County, Iowa, at which time that now flourishing common wealth was a Territory. Ira G. Rhodes settled on what was known as Congressional land, which he still owns. He has been a lifelong Republican, has been treasurer of Jefferson County and is very prominent in the affairs of his section. Although...

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Biography of William Clinton Bardo

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Clinton Bardo, vice president of the Security National Bank of Arkansas City, was a pioneer in the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, was a homesteader and farmer there for a number of years, but finally moved across the line to Arkansas City, where he had become prominent in financial and business affairs. Mr. Bardo is of an old Pennsylvania family. The lineage goes back originally to France. Four brothers of the name during the turbulent times that led to the French Revolution came from France and landed in Pennsylvania, and from there their families became widely scattered. One of the number, Abraham Bardo, settled near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and left two sons, Abraham and Daniel. The latter was W. C. Bardo’s paternal grandfather and was born in Pennsylvania in about 1790. Daniel Bardo and his wife in about 1820 moved to that part of Pennsylvania later organized into Penn Township of Lycoming County, and he had to make a road through the forest to reach his homestead. The emigrants left the river bottoms, for the “hills, big trees, good lands” was their motto. Daniel Bardo lived the sturdy life of a farmer, and died there in 1863. His wife, Catherine (Sellers) Bardo, died in Lycoming County when ninety-six years of age. Seven children were born in the...

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Biography of Shepard Keene Linscott

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Shepard Keene Linscott. The late Shepard Keene Linscott, who was born March 6, 1887, and died December 11, 1905, represented in the best sense the highest type of American manhood. A farm near Chesterville, Maine, was the place of his nativity and he was the only son of Shepard and Esther (Keene) Linscott. The house in which he was born was built by his grandfather, Samuel Linscott, who was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. When but sixteen years of age, Shepard Keene Linscott left the parental roof and became a pioneer farmer of Henry County, Indiana. Realizing the importance of an education, he became a student at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and while there met, and on March 8, 1858, married Myra Simmons. That he might contribute his mite to the preservation of the Union, he became a member of the Ninth Illinois Cavalry and served in Alabama and Mississippi until after peace was declared. It is worthy of note that he was one of the few soldiers of the Civil war who never applied for a pension, although legally entitled to one. From Illinois Mr. Linscott moved to Washington County, Iowa, and there engaged in mercantile pursuits at Dayton, and later at Washington, and still later was identified with the lumber business at...

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Biography of William Clyde Tomlinson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Clyde Tomlinson. As one of the representative and old established undertakers of Southeastern Kansas, William Clyde Tomlinson, of Chanute, belongs to that class of men in his line who have elevated the calling to a profession and conduct their work scientifically and expertly. Mr. Tomlinson established his business in Chanute seventeen years ago and with the exception of an interval of three years, has been here continuously since. During this time has witnessed remarkable advancements made in his field of endeavor. The modern undertaker and embalmer must be the possessor of qualities which fit him for his calling, for he must not only thoroughly understand it, but must be possessed of infinite tact and sympathy of manner. He is called into a family at a time of greater grief, when ordinary duties are suspended and there is a necessity for kindly action and expert advice. As the possessor of these qualities Mr. Tomlinson is gratefully remembered in many homes which have been visited by death. William C. Tomlinson was born in Mercer County, Illinois, April 19, 1865, and is a son of Joseph F. and Adelaide (Rendall) Tomlinson, and belongs on both sides to families which have long been residents of this country and who have been distinguished in a number of fields of endeavor....

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Biographical Sketch of Warren Sanford Stone

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stone, Warren Sanford; labor leader; born, Ainsworth, Ia., Feb. 1, 1860; son of John and Sarah Stone; educated, Washington Academy and Western College; married Carrie E. Newell, of Agency, Ia., Oct. 15, 1884; has spent entire railroad service with the Rock Island System, beginning as fireman, Sept. 27, 1879; promoted to engineer, April 12, 1884; appointed grand chief of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers on the death of Grand Chief Arthur, August, 1903; elected at Los Angeles meeting, 1904; member Industrial Peace Commission, which commission is the custodian of the Nobel Peace...

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Biography of Arthur C. Wallace

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Since 1908 Arthur C. Wallace has been identified with the Miami bar and in the intervening period of thirteen years he has become well known throughout Oklahoma as an authority on mining, railroad and corporation law, having been entrusted with much important litigation along those lines. He was born upon a farm near Grace Hill, in Washington County, Iowa, February 20, 1882, his parents being Dr. George C. and Mary E. (Miksch) Wallace, both of whom were natives of Ohio. As a young man the father removed to Iowa, and his professional training was acquired in a medical college at Keokuk, that state. He engaged in practice at Rock Rapids, Iowa, and is still a resident of that place, but the mother is deceased. The second in order of birth in a family of five children, Arthur C. Wallace acquired his early education in the grammar and high schools of his native city, after which he became a student in the University of Iowa, from which he received the B. S. degree in 1906, while two years later he received the degree of LL. B. from that institution on the completion of a course in law. In the same year he came to Miami, where he has since successfully followed his profession, specializing in mining, railroad and corporation law,...

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Dickensen, Alice Jane Sowash – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Alice Jane Sowash, 74, died at her home on Petaluma Avenue, Sunday afternoon [November 27, 1949]. Mrs. Sowash was found by her husband, Jacob A. Sowash, lying on a couch. She apparently suffered a heart attack. Mrs. Sowash had been under a doctor’s care for several months. Mrs. Sowash was native of Eureka, coming to Sebastopol seven years ago. She was active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Sowash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. She was the mother of Irvus R. Sowash, Stockton; Gertrude L., Hartman, San Francisco; Beatrice I. Cruickshank, Sacramento; Lawrence C. Sowash, Stockton; Harry R. Sowash, San Francisco, Lenora G. Pierson, Sacramento and Kenneth P. W. Sowash, Colusa. Mrs. Sowash was the sister of Walter Dickinson, Eureka; James Dickinson, Collinsonville, and Dora Davis, Ellen Williams and Emma Ingham, all of San Francisco. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Judge Nathan Baker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Judge Nathan Baker, of Santa Ana, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, March 10, 1817. His parents, Nathan and Mary (Blizzard) Baker, both natives of Virginia, had three sons and two daughters. The subject of this sketch, the youngest and only one living, started west at the age of eighteen years, stopping first in Washington County, Iowa, and then in Lee County, same State, where he followed farming until 1849. In 1850 he was elected to the State Senate by that county, and at the close of his first term he resigned in order to come to California. He came by way of New Orleans and the Isthmus, and arrived in San Francisco, in May, 1851. The first three months he spent in mining in Shasta County; then was engaged upon a farm near Stockton a year, and in the fall of 1853 bought a stock of goods, the first ever taken to Visalia, and there engaged in the mercantile business until 1858, when he bought a ranch in that valley; but this proved to be a bad investment, for he lost all he had by the flood of 1861-’62. Engaging then in public affairs, he was elected County Judge of Tulare County. At the beginning of the Rebellion he was the only Republican officer in...

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Biography of J. A. Rumble

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now As a prominent citizen of Wallowa county and one who has been closely identified with its development and interests since he has domiciled within its borders the subject of this sketch is deserving of especial mention in these abiding chronicles of our county, both because of this faithful effort on his part for the welfare of the public good and for his own intrinsic merit as a private citizen, and enterprising business man, while in connection with these we desire to mention his capabilities and probity and integrity, which have eminently fitted him for the leading position which he has so acceptably filled. In Washington County, Iowa, in 1842, J. A. Rumble was born to Wesley and Sarah E. (Holmes) Rumble, natives of West Virginia, but who became citizens of Iowa in an early day and remained there until the time of their death. The father was a prominent and honored citizen being frequently called to public office by an appreciative and intelligent constituency. When the bloody and fierce war of the Rebellion broke upon our fair land our subject was at once stirred for the country which he loved and his course was certain and noble, enlisting in the Fourth Iowa Cavalry, Company D in 1864. From that time until the close of the struggle...

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