Location: Washoe County NV

Biography of Cassius H. Brown

It is very acceptable to have the privilege of giving in epitome the salient points of the career of the esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. Mr. Brown, familiarly known as Judge Brown is one of the pioneers of this County and has always been much interested in its welfare, prominent in politics, a leader in the advancement of the cause of education, a prominent citizen and property owner and a large hearted, genial, upright, capable, and talented American citizen. The birth of Cassius H. was on December 27, 1852, in a log cabin in Mt. Hope, McLean County, Illinois, being the son of George W. and Eleanor (Kenyon) Brown. This was in the Mt. Hope colony and the father enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Seventeenth Illinois Infantry, being second lieutenant under General A. F. Smith. He participated in the battles at Nashville and Belmont and in many skirmishes. But just before Sherman started to the sea, the elder Brown W. as taken with pneumonia and died at Pulaski, Tennessee. His enlistment was on July 12, 1862. In 1869 our subject, after having gained a good education in the common schools, went to Henry County, Illinois, and in the fall of the following year he went to Iowa, but soon returned to Henry County. In February, 1873, he came to Plumas County,...

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Biography of R. W. Berry

A leading representative of the commercial interests of Hailey is R. W. Berry, the well known proprietor of a hardware store. He is an enterprising and progressive business man, whose well directed efforts, sound judgment and capable management insure him success, and today he is numbered among the substantial and valued citizens of Blaine county. A native of Maine, he was born in Augusta, on the 25th of March 1842 and is of Scotch lineage. His father, Arthur W. Berry, was born in Maine and married Miss Lucretia Jane Marble, also a native of the Pine Tree state. The father was for many years engaged in journalistic work as the publisher of the Gospel Banner. He died at the age of thirty-two years, leaving a widow and one son, the subject of this review. The mother lived to be fifty-seven years of age and died in Boise. After the death of Mr. Berry she married again and with her second husband removed to California, locating in Yuba County in 1857. In the public schools of his native state, R. W. Berry acquired his education, and when fifteen years of age began to earn his own living. He accompanied his mother to California. Attracted by the discovery of gold, he went to Washoe, Nevada, where he engaged in prospecting and mining. He also entered land from the government and followed...

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Biography of Peter Goyette

PETER GOYETTE.- Energetic and enterprising, the subject of this sketch has passed a life of marked activity in the various places where he has migrated, having been in Union county for one-third of a century in which time he has been one of the most successful of its army of agriculturists and stockmen. Mr. Goyette is possessed of all the fervor of the Gallic nature with its vividness and practical powers of accomplishment, and although not native born, has like so many of that noted race, made a most commendable record for patriotism and stability in stanch support of the free institutions of his foster land. He was born to Antoine and Rose (Gouse) Goyette, natives of Canada, in East Canada, near Montreal, on April 5, 1841. There he received his education and remained on the farm with his parents until 1858, when his spirit of adventure led him to the “States.” He landed in Burlington, Vermont and went to work at brick-making, cutting wood in the winter, following this for two years, and then took a place in the cotton mills at Three Rivers, Massachusetts, at eleven dollars per month, his board costing eight of that. Three months of this service was sufficient for his restless spirit and on February 5, 1860, he, in company with his cousin and a friend, boarded the steamer Golden Gate and made...

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Yocom, Ward Alva – Obituary

Ward Alva Yocom, 80, died Wednesday [October 27, 1982] in a Reno hospital. A native of Ellensburg, Wash., he was born June 28, 1902. He served in the Army during World War II. From 1951 to 1964, he lived in Port Orchard, Wash., with his family. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. in Seattle, Wash., traveling extensively throughout the U.S. In 1964 he moved to Reno, though he continued to travel. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Judy Zuppan, both of Reno; son, Bruce Lantz of Yelm, Wash.; daughters, Bonnie Younghans of Sparks, and Vickie Perdue of Fallon; and seven grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Walton Funeral Home, Reno. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brown, Fred – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Fred Billings Brown, 76, died of cancer, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1993, at his residence in Battle Mountain, Nevada. A native of Enterprise, he was born Sept. 13, 1917, the son of Fred and Grace Elizabeth (Humpherys) Brown. He was educated in Baker City and worked as a mechanic and truck owner/operator. In 1958 he started to work for Reno Truck Service until he was forced to retire because of ill health. He moved to Reno in 1955 and worked for McCloud Trucking of Reno and then established his own trucking company, moving to Battle Mountain in 1973. Survivors include his sons, Robert Brown of Battle Mountain, Michael Brown of Fall City, Wash., Steve Brown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; daughter, Karen Gonalez of Anaheim, Calif.; sister, Millicent George of Baker City; one grandson; aunt, Merle Dezler of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Frank in Pearl Harbor on the Arizona and one son, Fred B. Brown, Jr. Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. A memorial is being established with the Lander County Animal Shelter, Battle Mountain, Nev. 89820. Arrangements are under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home of Winnemucca, Nev. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday November 11, 1993, Page...

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Wilks, Ella Mae – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa Couty, Oregon Ella Mae Wilks, 67, died on April 7, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Sparks, Nev., after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born on Nov. 25, 1937, in Enterprise to Glenn and Louisa Sanday. Mrs. Wilks went to school in Flora and married Jay Wilks in 1954. After leaving the county for some time, they returned and resided mostly in Lostine until Mr. Wilks died in 1998. Mrs. Wilks then lived in Enterprise until 2004 when she moved to Sparks to live with her daughter and family. Mrs. Wilks worked as a cook and baker at many restaurants. She enjoyed painting and crafts. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Geri and Charles Ray of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Kim and Rod Stidham of Sparks, Nev.; sister Bonnie Jean McCall of Enterprise; and numerous nieces, nephew, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her son Marty. No services will be held at her request. Cremation was handled by Truckee Meadows Cremation and Burial...

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Baremore, Jack Lee – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Jack Lee Baremore, 67, died on April 18, 2005, in Reno, Nev., due to unexpected natural causes. A celebration of life will be held at 10a.m. on April 22 at The Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held on April 21 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Loveland’s Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th Street, La Grande. A complete obituary will be published on a later date. The Chieftain, Obituaries, Thursday, April 21, 2005 Jack Lee Baremore, 67, of Union died suddenly April 18 in Reno, Nev., of natural causes. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday April 22 at Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer St., with Pastor Bill Miller officiating, and a graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. at Wallowa Cemetery. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse in Union. Mr. Baremore was born July 22, 1937, to Charlie Lee and Ruth Ida Klees Baremore in Stevensville, Mont. He moved to Wallowa County in the fall of 1956 and then to Union County in the fall of 1972. He married Karen Horton He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ranching, logging and spending time with his family....

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Arnoldus, Vivian Dorene – Obituary

Imbler, Oregon Vivian Dorene Arnoldus, 91, of Imbler died Nov. 28 at her home. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Viewings will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and before the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Arnoldus was born Feb. 11, 1915, to Sterling Price and Maude Abel Literal in Dayton, Wash., where she attended school. She married Armond James Arnoldus on March 26, 1942, in Portland. Her husband worked at Commercial Iron Works as an electrician. The couple lived in Hermiston before settling on a farm in Imbler. She enjoyed the outdoors, flower gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She attended New Testament Fellowship most of her life. Survivors include a brother, Vern Literal of Nampa, Calif.; sister-in-law, LauraLee Literal of Dayton, Wash.; children and their spouses, Sheryln Arnoldus Harter of La Grande and Armond V. and Cheryl Arnoldus of Imbler; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in October; son-in-law, Ken Harter; and brothers, Lester, Virgil, Noel and Bob Literal. Memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande 97850. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 2, 2006, Published: December 2,...

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Mills, Robert E. – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Robert E. Mills, known as Bob, 26, of Weston and formerly of Summerville, died Nov. 26 at the St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Funeral services are planned for Dec. 2 at the Weston-McEwen High School gym in Athena with Pastor Quinton Kimbrow of the Wesley and Weston United Methodist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at the Weston Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Weston Memorial Hall immediately following the graveside service. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Mills was born Aug. 29, 1980, in Reno, Nev., to Donald and Carol Lee McDaniel Mills. At the age of 3, his family left Fallon, Nev., and moved to Summerville. He attended Imbler Elementary School through the sixth grade. In 1991 the family moved to Weston. He graduated from Weston-McEwen High School in Athena in 1998. Mr. Mills attended Blue Mountain Community College and Walla Walla Community College, earning an associate degree in auto body repair, and worked at the Pendleton Body Shop. He was active in 4-H and FFA, showing sheep and hogs. He enjoyed soccer, baseball and football. He also enjoyed photography, drawing, hunting, fishing, working on vehicles, 4-wheeling with his flat-fender Jeep “Bouncing Betty” and camping with friends. He will be remembered most...

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Maxwell, Nancy Ann Hand Mrs. – Obituary

Nancy Maxwell Dies, Christmas Spent 52 years on Muddy Creek Farm Muddy Creek–(special)–Mrs. Nancy Ann Maxwell passed away Christmas morning at her home here. Mrs. Maxwell was born in 1867 in Effingham County, Illinois. She moved first to Reno, Nevada and then to Fort Bidwell, Calif., before coming to Oregon by wagon train in 1880. Mrs. Maxwell was married to J.O. Maxwell January 20, 1886, fifty two years ago they moved to the ranch where she passed away. J. O. Maxwell died May 9, 1917. Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Baptist church and of the Rebekah lodge of Haines. To this union were born ten children; Wallace, John, Omer and Glen of Haines; William of McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. C. K. Fisher; Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, and Mrs. Raymond Ward of Haines and Mrs. C.W. Bishop of Los Angeles. One son, Dewey Maxwell, died November 2, 1936. Two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Graham of Baker and Mrs. J. W. O’Bryant of Portland, a brother J. L. Hand of North Powder, 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held in Haines Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Baptist church with Rev. Ralph H. Gorsline officiating. Two vocal solos, “My Redeemer Lives” and “Rock of Ages” were sung by Mrs. W. L. Lovelady. Interment was in the Haines cemetery. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City,...

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Biography of Van B. De Lashmutt

VAN B. DE LASHMUTT. – The present mayor of Portland exemplifies the versatility characteristic of the early pioneers. As journalist, merchant, real-estate dealer, capitalist, banker and miner, he has been able to bring to bear his large abilities with equal facility. He is a native of the Hawkeye state, having been born at Burlington in 1842, where he passed his early years on a farm, – the best of all places to develop muscle and nerve. He reached Oregon in 1852, and when a youth of fifteen entered the office of the Salem Statesman, having a latent ambition for journalism, and was treated with fatherly consideration by Asahel Bush, the editor. Upon the outbreak of the Civil war, he left his prospects at our capital, and, enlisting in the Third California Infantry, served his term with General Conner’s command in Utah. When mustered out in 1864, he again directed his attention to journalism, being publisher and editor of the Times at Washoe, Nevada. Even while in the army at Salt Lake he had been concerned in publishing the Vidette, the first daily in the Mormon capital. In 1865 he had reached Oregon once more, and found employment in the office of the Oregonian. Although displaying the qualities which constitute a journalist, he sought a freer and more remunerative field in the business world. with unusual sagacity he saved his...

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Biographical Sketch of Fred Furth

FRED FURTH. – One looks for saddles and harnesses in Spokane Falls under the sign bearing the name of the above. The gentleman thus designated is from Germany, where he was born in 1839. He came to America in 1855. Stopping but a short time in St. Louis, he came to San Francisco in 1856 via Panama, and went thence to Washoe and Virginia City, Nevada, merchandising. He located in Colusa county, California, in 1869, and came thence to Spokane Falls, engaging in his present occupation. Mr. Furth is of the opinion that Spokane Falls is, and will be the most important place in Washington next to Seattle. He thinks it is one of the finest countries in the world, and has all the advantages of soil, climate and resources which can be reasonably expected anywhere. Mr. Furth has the qualities of popularity, and has been repeatedly honored with the trust of public office. While in Douglas county, Nevada, he held the office of county clerk for two years, and the following year was elected to the office of recorder and auditor, being obliged to relinquish this position only be reason of his removal from the state to California, whence he came to Spokane Falls in 1883. At this most flourishing city of intelligent people, Mr. Furth was placed at the head in 1889 by his election on the...

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Lloyd, Melba McBride Parry Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Melba Parry Lloyd, 97, of Baker City, July 9, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private family service at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1250 Hughes Lane. Bishop Greg Baxter, 1st Ward, will conduct the service. Friends are invited to Mount Hope Cemetery for the dedication of the grave at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Lloyd was born on Jan. 24, 1906, at Grantsville, Utah, to Emma Goddard and Amos McBride. After her schooling, she moved to Winnemucca, Nev., to live with her older sister, Pearl. While there, she worked as a telephone operator until she met Carl Parry. They were married at Winnemucca on Aug. 18, 1924. They had three children. Later they moved to Reno, Nev., while Carl worked for the power company. After living in Reno for six years, Carl moved the family to Baker City. He continued to work for the power company until his untimely death. Melba then decided to move back to Salt Lake City to be near her mother, sister, and brother. She met Farrell Lloyd and they were married in 1969. Melba had many hobbies, such as making hook rugs and crafts, but her favorite was her love of flowers. She worked daily keeping her flower garden beautiful. After Farrell died, she lived alone until she fell at...

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Thompson, Newton Leland – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Newton Leland Thompson, 74, of Halfway, died June 20, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private family gathering in his honor later. Newt was born on Oct. 25, 1928, at Halfway to Nona Belle Miller and Lee Thompson. He graduated from high school at Halfway in 1946. During the Korean War he was a navigator of a B-26 Bomber. He was a member of the 1956 Olympic ski team as first alternate. During his schooling at Stanford he flew in the air guard and was captain of the ski team. He graduated from Stanford in 1958, from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1962 and went on to the University of Utah to complete a three-year residency in orthopedics. He practiced as an orthopedic surgeon at Reno, Nev., from 1969 to 2002. Newt loved his children and loved teaching, being a doctor, skiing and riding motorcycles. All of these he did with a steady devotion that was characteristic of his life. He especially loved to fly airplanes, a love that began when he was a young boy mowing a field of hay with a team of horses. Looking overhead he saw a formation of fighter planes flying on their way to World War II and was in awe of the incredible machines. He continued to fly over the course of his life,...

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Hansen, Mary Ellen Holman – Obituary

Mary Ellen Holman Hansen, 70, a former Baker City resident, died June 30, 2002, of cancer. Mary was born on Oct. 6, 1931, at Baker City to Rosely Kirby and Amos Robinson. She was raised by her grandparents, Beatrice and “Buff” Baldock of Baker City. She has a surviving brother, Dennis E. Kirby of Clackamas. In her early years in Baker City, Mary worked for the Red Cross as a swimming instructor and lifeguard for 18 years, teaching the children of the community to swim. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1953. She taught in secondary schools for 34 years, retiring from Castro Valley High School in 1987. Mary then moved to Reno, Nev., and once settled, she immediately started serving the community. She served on these boards and commissions: Sun Valley Landowners Association, Sun Valley Citizens Advisory Board, Sun Valley General Improvement District, Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, Washoe County Parks Commission, Looking Fine in ’99 and cabinet member of the Sun Valley Teen Center. Mary often was assisted in these efforts by her best friend, Shirley Gieck. Mary will be missed by all who loved her. For her accumulated efforts, Mary was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award and the Silver Star. Sun Valley citizens and children enjoy the fruits of her tireless dedication: Sun Valley Boulevard bike lane, Community Center, Teen...

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