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The Osage Massacre

When the treaty council with the Osage at Fort Gibson broke up in disagreement on April 2, 1833, three hundred Osage warriors under the leadership of Clermont departed for the west to attack the Kiowa. It was Clermont’s boast that he never made war on the whites and never made peace with his Indian enemies. At the Salt Plains where the Indians obtained their salt, within what is now Woodward County, Oklahoma, they fell upon the trail of a large party of Kiowa warriors going northeast toward the Osage towns above Clermont’s. The Osage immediately adapted their course to that pursued by their enemies following it back to what they knew would be the defenseless village of women, children, and old men left behind by the warriors. The objects of their cruel vengeance were camped at the mouth of Rainy-Mountain Creek, a southern tributary of the Washita, within the present limits of the reservation at Fort Sill.

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Treaty of April 1, 1850

Articles of a convention concluded in the city of Washington, this first day of April, on thousand eight hundred and fifty, by and between Ardavan S. Loughery, commissioner especially appointed by the President of the United States, and the undersigned head chief and deputies of the Wyandot tribe of Indians, duly authorized and empowered to act for their tribe. Whereas, By the treaty of March 17, 1842, between the United States and the Wyandot nation of Indians, then chiefly residing within the limits of the State of Ohio, the said nation of Indians agreed to sell and transfer, and did thereby sell and transfer, to the United States their reservations of land, one hundred and nine thousand acres of which was in the State of Ohio, and Six thousand acres were in the State of Michigan, and to remove to the west of the Mississippi River: And whereas, among other stipulations it was agreed that the United States should convey to said Indians a tract of country for their permanent settlement in the Indian territory west of the Mississippi River, to contain one hundred an [and] forty-eight thousand acres of land: And whereas, The said Indians never did receive the said one hundred and forty-eight thousand acres of land from the United States, but were forced to purchase lands from the Delaware nation of Indians, which purchase was agreed...

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Miller, Barbara Ann – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Barbara Ann Miller, 58, of Wallowa, Oregon, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1992, at her home of an extended illness. She was born June 28, 1933 at Beckwith to Samuel and Russie Treadway. Through her life, she worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. She also worked in Wallowa County at Shells, the Cougar Den and as a fire dispatcher and time keeper for the Oregon Dept. of Forestry. She enjoyed hunting and the outdoors of Wallowa County. Surviving: husband, Russell Miller of Wallowa; son, Neil of Wallowa; sisters, Leona Woodin of Nashville, Tenn., Ruth Eder of Fayetteville (WV), Judy Holliman of Memphis, Tenn., Linda Bryant of Oak Hill (WV); brother, John Treadway of Fayetteville (WV). Service was Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Wallowa Christian Church with burial following in the Wallowa Cemetery. Contributions can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Fund n care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main, Enterprise, Oregon, 97828. Fayette Tribune (Fayette County, WV) Contributed by: Anita McClung, Fayetteville,...

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Biographical Sketch of William Andrew Leonard, Rt. Rev. D. D.

Leonard, William Andrew, Rt. Rev. D. D.; Bishop of Ohio; born, Southport, Connecticut, July 15, 1848; educated, Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, St. Stephen’s College, Annadale, N. Y., and Berkley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn.; ordained May 31, 1871, degrees of D. D. from St. Stephen’s College, and Washington and Lee University, Virginia; Rector the Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1872-1880; St. John’s Parish, Washington, D. C., 1880-1889; consecrated Bishop of Ohio, Oct. 12, 1889; in charge of the American Episcopal churches on the continent of Europe, 1897-1906; one of the founders of the University Club; Chaplain Ohio Society of New York; pres. Board of Trustees of Kenyon College; trustee University school; member General Board of Civic Federation of Cleveland, and the Society of Sons of Colonial...

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Crow, Ethel T. – Obituary

A Celebration of Life service was held for Ethel T. Crow at the Lostine Presbyterian Church on April 12, 2005. This followed a graveside service and interment at the Lostine Cemetery, under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home. Mrs. Crow died April 8, 2005, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise at the age of 87. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Dec. 27, 1917, she was the daughter of George and Sara (Fleishner) Theobald and the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Carrick High School in 1933, attended a business school in Pennsylvania and worked in the offices of the War Department building in Washington, D.C. There she met her future husband, Major L. Warner Crow of Lostine. They were married on Nov. 5, 1944. After the end of World War II, the newlyweds moved to Oregon, where Warner Crow joined his father, Michael, and brothers, Melvin and Victor, in running the family business – M. Crow & Co. – in Lostine, where Ethel Crow also worked. She was a member of the Lostine Presbyterian Church and maintained the church bulletin for over 50 years. She loved to spend time with her family, including time camping, fishing and attending sporting events. She was an avid bowler for many years. Mrs. Crow loved reading, writing poetry, gardening and word games, and having two poems published later in life gave her...

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O’Farrell, James R. – Obituary

James R. O’Farrell, 80, a native of Orting and a former Pierce County commissioner, died Friday night [September 25, 1953] at his home in Orting. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Farrell, were pioneers in area, taking up a 120-acre homestead in the Puyallup Valley in 1870. Mr. O’Farrell was the last of four sons of the pioneers. He married Lena Bruce of Tacoma in 1898 and they set up housekeeping in Orting. For many years he was active in community and political affairs. He served at various times as mayor, councilman and school director in Orting and from 1916 to 1922 was a county commissioner. From 1924 to 1940 he served as manager of the Bureau of Credit and Collections for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria, Ill. In 1940 he became assistant secretary for the Caterpillar Military Engine Co. in Decatur, Ill. He spent the latter years of the war with the War Production Board in Washington, D. C. In 1946 Mr. O’Farrell returned to Orting to take up active management of the Orting Funeral Home, which he had owned for more than 50 years. Since his retirement in 1949 he has spent much time traveling about the country. Survivors include his wife, Lena; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Fair of Denver and Mrs. Edna Mendonca of Richmond, Calif.; a son, Norman of Bellevue and three grandchildren....

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Dillman-Van Vleck, Luana Marie Baze Mrs.

Luana Marie Dillman-Van Vleck, 77, died Aug. 24, 2004, at Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, where she had been hospitalized the past few days for flu-like symptoms. Luana will be remembered in the Baker City and Halfway areas as Luana Dillman, and the mother of Walt Dillman Jr., Sammy (Nancy Dillman) Mercer, Lonnie Dillman and Dock Dillman. Luana’s graveside memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Pastor Bill Shields of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow the services. Luana, the daughter of Dock and Armilda Baze, was born Sept. 19, 1926, in the Grandview-Sunnyside area of Washington state. She was the fourth of nine children. She was raised in the Horse Heaven Hills near Prosser, Wash., and she boasted to her grandchildren how she rode with her father to wrangle wild horses for trade. “That’s how daddy made his living,” she said. “We’d wrangle the wild ponies in, break them and sell them.” She would laugh and say she didn’t even know how to cook when she married her husband, Walt, whom she called daddy, as she would rather ride than do household chores. They were married Oct. 7, 1942, at Prosser. Luana was 16, and they were married for 54 years. As a young girl Luana would participate in rodeos as a trick rider. Even after marrying,...

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Warhol, Peter – Obituary

Peter Warhol, 99, a former Halfway resident, died Nov. 3, 2002, at a nursing home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He had elected to receive only comfort measures for pneumonia, thereby dying as he had lived: on his own terms. A memorial service will be held November 21, in Waterloo, Iowa. His 99-year life was remarkable for its extraordinary accomplishments. Born in Minneapolis to immigrant parents in a family of six boys, he lost his mother when he was 11, which required household chores and employment at an early age. Because of this workload, when asked for details of his boyhood he would usually say that “it wasn’t very interesting.” Characteristic of his lifelong independence and confidence was his attending his high school graduation from the audience. He and a friend had completed their college requirements and quit school a semester early. The administration had disagreed with their innovative program and refused to issue them diplomas. Overcoming obstacles of finance and health, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in metallurgical engineering from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1929 and began an unusually creative and distinguished career. While working for the Butler Bros. Mining Co. he discovered the Fuller’s Earth District near Thomasville, Ga. On the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota he introduced several important mining and mineral-processing innovations still in use today. He was president of Butler Brothers when...

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Willis, Patricia Emma Paulson Mrs. – Obituary

Patricia Emma Paulson Willis, 86, formerly of Haines, died in Washington, D.C. in 2005. Private family internment of her ashes is scheduled April 2 at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a no-host dinner afterward at the Haines Steak House at 5 p.m. Anyone wishing to remember Mrs. Willis is invited. The daughter of Erna Loennig Paulson and Norris Paulson, Patricia Emma Paulson Willis was born at Haines on Sept. 1, 1919. She attended school at Haines and Muddy Creek for a short time before moving to Los Angeles with her parents and two sisters. Later she returned to spend a year with her grandparents and attended sixth grade at Muddy Creek. She visited a number of times after that and was particularly proud of the land that she owned until her death at Muddy Creek. She made certain on her death that it would remain in the family. She graduated from UCLA and moved with her congressman father to Washington, D.C., where she lived until her death. She married John Willis in 1943 and had three children, Dianna, Erna, and Henry, all of whom with their respective spouses survive her. Mr. Willis died in 1993. Patty, as the family called her, was very active in many clubs and other charitable activities in Washington. She enjoyed being involved in her children’s school because education mattered a great deal to...

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