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Biography of William Hartford, D. O.

William Hartford, D. O. The science of osteopathy, which has its fundamental principle in the theory that most diseases of humanity are traceable to malformation of some part of the skeleton, long since has passed the experimental stage and has become a widely recognized and sane factor in the alleviation of the suffering of mankind. A capable and enthusiastic promoter of this method of cure is found in Dr. William Hartford of Champaign, who has been engaged in practice here since 1899, and whose professional career has been one characterized by remarkably successful results. He is a native of Henderson County, Illinois, and was born December 6, 1856, a son of Winfield Scott and Lucetta Rebekah (Thomas) Hartford. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The family history of Dr. Hartford is a decidedly interesting one. In 1579 Sir John Hartford, son of Thomas Hartford, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for brave and honorable service rendered in the wars of that period, and was given a province,...

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Biography of Clarence W. Brooks

A little thoughtful consideration of the career of Clarence W. Brooks, proprietor of the Brooks House, Idaho Falls, brings one to the conclusion that he has in most of his business operations been impelled by the spirit of the pioneer. He has sought out new plans and new conditions likely to favor his projects, and after he has made them available and profitable, he has sought out still others, and after those others. The wisdom of his selection has been proven by the success which has crowned his efforts. Not only is he one of the boldest, most venturesome and most successful hotel men in the west, but he is one of the best all-round hotel men “to the manner born” and experienced in the best houses in the country, with a comprehensive grasp on the hotel business, as such, and an intimate knowledge of all the details of good hotel-keeping. Clarence W. Brooks was born in Royalton, Vermont, June 22, 1848. His ancestors came from England and settled early in New Hampshire. His paternal grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, and lived for some years after American independence, for which he had fought, was an established fact. Austin Brooks, his son and the father of Clarence W. Brooks, was born in Vermont, and there married Miss Susan Smith, and they lived and were farmers at Royalton for fifty years,...

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Biography of Edward C. Helfrich

The superior business ability of Mr. Helfrich has been an integral factor in the commercial activity whereon has rested much of the prosperity of southern Idaho. The world judges the character of a community by those of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the ability and accomplishments of those whose works and actions constitute the record of the state’s prosperity and pride. Therefore it is proper that a just celebrity should be given to those men who are prominent in their day and generation, that the living may enjoy the approbation of their contemporaries as well as that of a grateful posterity. Edward G. Helfrich is one of the leading and pioneer merchants of southern Idaho, and is now successfully and extensively carrying on operations at Mountain Home. He has, however, been the originator of many other enterprises which have contributed not alone to his individual prosperity but have also promoted the general welfare. He was born in North San Juan, Nevada County, California, March 11, 1858. His father, Conrad D. Helfrich, was a native of Germany, and when a young man emigrated to the United States, becoming a resident of California in 1850. Two years later he returned to Maryland and was married to Miss Elizabeth Gaynor, bringing his bride with him to his California home. For many years he was engaged...

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Biography of N. P. Nielson

N. P. Nielson, treasurer of Bannock County, and a pioneer grocer of Pocatello, is a native of Denmark, his birth having occurred in that country, September 17, 1852. He was the second in order of birth in a family of two sons and two daughters, whose parents were Peter and Mary (Henson) Nielson, also natives of the same country. The subject of this sketch came to America in 1868, and four years later the rest of the family also crossed the Atlantic, taking up their residence in Utah, where the father died at the age of sixty-four years, the mother passing away several years previously. The brother of our subject is also deceased, but the two sisters are still living. N. P. Nielson acquired his education in the schools of his native land, and after coming to the United States took up his residence in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he secured a position as clerk in the old Townsend House. Later he occupied a similar position in the Keeney House, in Ogden, Utah, and in 1880 he came to Blackfoot, Idaho, where he assisted in opening a hotel, also known as the Keeney House. There he remained until 1885, when he took up his residence in Pocatello. Here he served as clerk in the Pacific Hotel for a time, but was soon afterward elected constable of the town...

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Biography of William Eccles

WILLIAM ECCLES. – Among the giants of achievement in our county perhaps there are none that stand higher in the estimation of the people, while he manipualtes great business interests not only that are vitally connected with the welfare of our county but that are far reaching in the great industries of the land, that he of whom we would attempt to give in brief review the salient points of his life’s history. Great breadth of comprehension, coupled with keen financial foresight and fine executive ability, together with excellent judgment in the business affairs of men, are some of the qualities that have made William Eccles a prominent figure in the northwest. We are made aware of the stanch integirty and intrinsic worth of our subject when we learn that is birthplace was Scotland, having come of a sturyd family of fine quality and ability. The year of his birth was 1860, and his parents, William and Sarah (Hutchinson) Eccles came to Ogden, Utah, in 1864. The father was a master workman at the turner’s lathe and in the quiet and steady pursuit of this industry he occupied his time and gained meawhile the high estimation of his fellows and rose to prominence in his church, that of the Latter Day Saints. His ability and integrity are manifest, and he is entrusted with responsible functions in these relations. Our...

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Biography of Franklin S. Bramwell

FRANKLIN S. BRAMWELL. – To the esteemed gentleman, whose life’s career it is now our privilege to give in brief review, we grant a representation in these chronicles of our county, since he is at the head of one of large industries of the county, and also because of the prominent place that he holds in the manipulation of the affairs of the strong church of the Latter Day Saints in this section. He is assistant manager of the Oregon Sugar Company of Lagrande, but is far more widely known as bishop of his church and lately in the more prominent office of president of the missions of the northwest. His jurisdiction extends over a diocese that is very large nad includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas and the northwest country of the British possesions as far east as Winnipeg. Mr. Bramwell was born in Yorkshire, England, whence came so many of our most intelligent and thrifty citizens. Eighteen hundred and sixty was the date, his parents being George W. and Mary (Stevenson) Bramwell. They came to Ogden, Utah, in 1870, the father being a music and school teacher. He labored faithfully at these callings until two years since, when he was called hence and his remains are buried at Rexburg, Idaho. The mother is still residing at Ogden, Utah. Our subject remained dutifully at home with his...

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Biography of Gilbert G. Wright

One of the most prominent businessmen of Idaho Falls is Gilbert G. Wright, manager of the Cooperative Wagon & Machine Company and of the Idaho Falls Milling Company. Mr. Wright is a native of Ogden, Utah, and was born September 28, 1867. His father, Gilbert J. Wright, was born in England and came to New York, whence he removed to Ogden, Utah, where he married Miss Annie Odell, also of English birth. He became a successful hardware merchant, and late in life he retired to Idaho Falls, where he and his wife are now living. The family are devoted members of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. Gilbert G. Wright, the eldest of their seven children, attended the public schools of Ogden until he was sixteen years old, and then entered the employ of the Cooperative Wagon & Machine Company, with the important interests of which he has since become prominently identified. After five years’ experience in the establishment of the corporation at Ogden, he was, in 1889, sent to Idaho Falls to open a branch establishment at this place. The company has its headquarters at Salt Lake City, Utah, and there, and through its several branch stores, it does a wholesale business in vehicles, agricultural implements and stoves. Some idea of the magnitude of its transactions may be gained from the fact that it is capitalized...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Edward Tuckerman

Tuckerman, Jacob Edward; surgeon; born, Austinburg, O., Aug. 23, 1876; son of Louis Bryant and Mary Ellen Hopkins Tuckerman; educated, South New Lyme Institute, South New Lyme, O., 1888-1890; Cleveland Central High School, 1893; Adelbert College, Western Reserve University, A. B.; Cleveland College Physicians and Surgeons, M. D.; commissioner first Charter Commission of City of Cleveland, 1913; vice pres. American Academy of Medicine, 1912-1913; sec’y and treas. Academy of Medicine, Cleveland, 1911-1912-1913; member Ohio State Medical Ass’n, and American Medical Ass’n; taught physics and chemistry, Ogden High School, Ogden, Utah, 1897-1899; instructor embryology and comparative anatomy, Cleveland College Physicians, 1899-1902; lecturer hygiene and sanitary science, 1909-1910; interne St. Alexis Hospital, 1902-1903; physician and surgeon since 1902; director Glenville Hospital; member Chamber of Commerce, and City Club. Favorite recreation: Figure Ice Skating. Medical contributions: “Flat Foot,” A Mechanical Problem Solved by an Ideal Plate, Simply Constructed and Allowing Natural Motion to the Foot. “The The Economic Effect of Contract Medical Practice on the Medical Profession,” “Management, Maintenance and Efficiency of The School for Cripples in Cleveland,” 1913, Exchange Editor of Current Medical...

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Hiatt, Alfred Charles – Obituary

Alfred Hiatt, of 1807 “V” Ave., died Saturday, March 1 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Mr. Hiatt was a retired truck driver for Union county. He was 75. Mr. Hiatt was born May 12, 1904, at Pinto, Utah, the son of Frank and Emma (Platt) Hiatt. He moved to La Grande, on January 25, 1925. On November 24, 1928 he was married to Alice Hoak at La Grande. Mr. Hiatt was a member of the Third Ward of the La Grande Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Knights of Pythias; AARPs and Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife of La Grande; son, Dale of Ontario; brother, Lee of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Wanda Potter, of Redding Calif.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services are scheduled Tuesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Bishop H. Eugene McKinney officiating. Vault interment and dedication of the grave will follow at the Island City Cemetery. The Observer, La Grande, OR Monday, March 3, 1980 Page...

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Richins, Holladay Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Mary Holladay Richins, wife of Osburn Richins, died of uremic poisoning at her home in Union Oregon, Saturday, March 12, 1910, at 9:15 p.m. The funeral took place Monday at 2 p.m., from the L.D.S. church which was crowded to the doors, not only with people of the Mormon faith but also with business men and the people generally of the city. The service was opened with music by the L.D.S. choir, led by J.W. Baxter,Jr., the meeting being presided over by Bishop W.D. Hanks. The speakers were: Patriarch James England, of Union, A.S. Geddes, Stake Sunday School Superintendent, Joseph R. Price and George Stoddard, of the Stake Presidency, of La Grande, and Bishop Hanks of Union, each of whom paid a beautiful tribute to the life and character of the departed one. The service closed with music by the choir, after which Bishop Hanks expressed deep appreciation of the general attendance at the service. Following the ceremonies at the church, the casket, covered with beautiful flowers, was removed to the undertaking parlors, to await the evening train, at which time the remains were shipped to Salt Lake City, accompanied by Mr. Richins and Mrs. Geo. T. Holladay, Mrs. Richins’ mother, who arrived Sunday. Final Services and interment took place at Salt Lake City, in the 17th Ward, and it was expected that President Joseph...

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Curry, Wilma “Billie” Stanley Mrs. – Obituary

Death Claims Billie Stanley Curry Final rites for Wilma (Billie) S. Curry 54, of Ogden, Utah, former longtime Baker and Baker County resident will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday Jan. 2, 1970 at Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. James Berentson of the First Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Curry was born Feb. 13, 1915 at Haines, OR., the daughter of pioneer parents Lee C. and Nellie Hearing Stanley. She had her early schooling in Rock Creek and was a graduate of the Muddy Creek High School where she was very active in girls athletics. She was a bookkeeper for several Baker businesses including Weis Brother, Emrich Furniture Co. and was former manager of the Baker Sears store before moving to Ogden, Utah in 1959. For the past few years in Ogden she kept books for a western clothing store. She passed away suddenly at her home in Ogden. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Curry of Ogden; one son, Mike Webb of Baker; two sisters, Edna Boyles and Cora Mae Fidler both of Haines; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son Lee Webb in 1956, who was fatally injured in a highway construction accident and to whom the Baker Football Lee Webb memorial rotating trophy...

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Willis, Elizabeth Jane Mrs. – Obituary

Death Calls Mrs. Willis, 88, in Baker Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Willis, 88, 2315 Court street, long time resident of Baker, died Thursday evening, March 24 in St. Elizabeth hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Willis was born Feb. 10, 1867 in Gloustershire, England, the daughter of Daniel and Jane Roach. They came to Ogden, Utah from England. In 1878, she was married to Thomas Grundy in May, 1882 in Ogden, and he preceded her in death in 1910. She came to Baker in May 1882 and married Samuel Willis who died in 1929, and resided here since. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Fielitz, The Dalles; sons, Merl and Reuben Grundy, both of Reno, Nevada and Raymond, Lovelock, Nevada and 10 grandchildren. A son, Frank died several years ago. Funeral was conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Beatty chapel. The Rev. William H. Thompson officiated. The remains were shipped Sunday morning to Ogden where internment took place in the Ogden City cemetery. Mrs. Fielitz who had been with her mother for 10 days prior to the latter’s death and her husband Dr. A.C. Fielitz accompanied the body to the Utah city.. Their son, Dr. Ned Fielitz and wife of Portland attended funeral services here. Baker Democrat Herald, March 25, 1955, Front...

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Stuart, Virginia “Ginger” Mrs. – Obituary

Virginia “Ginger” Stuart, 68, of La Grande, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. There will be a private family graveside service Wednesday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Ray Wilson of the New Bridge Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Ginger was born at Ogden, Utah, on May 3, 1937. She was one of five children. Her family moved to Baker City where she was educated. She married Harry “Bud” Frashier in November 1955. They were married for 25 years before divorcing. She married Walt Stuart in November 1981. Survivors include her husband; a son, Donald Frashier of Eagle, Idaho; a daughter, Tina Kassel of Chandler, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 11, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Balfour, Robert H. “Bob” – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Robert H. “Bob” Balfour, 73, of Baker City, died Jan. 6, 2005, at his home of congestive heart failure and diabetes. His funeral was at 1 p.m. today at the Baker City Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints 2nd Ward, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards officiated. Visitations were from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m today in the Relief Society Room of the LDS church. Bob was born on Oct. 25, 1931, at Ogden, Utah, to William Henry and Mildred Bryson Balfour. He married Charlotte Gail Pointer. The couple later divorced. Bob married Margaret Ann Riding on Feb. 21, 1986. The marriage later was solemnized in the Boise Temple. Bob joined the U.S. Army at the age of 14 on Aug. 19, 1946, was discharged Oct. 7, 1949. He joined again on Sept. 13, 1950, and was discharged on Sept. 12, 1953. He served in the Korean War and was considered a World War II veteran. He earned the World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Metal, Japan, Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Tooele Army Depot on Feb. 3, 1988, as a heavy equipment operator. He loved to camp and fish. He loved to go out and look at wild birds, wildflowers and wild animals. He loved to go find bald...

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Biography of Amos W. Bemis

Amos W. Bemis, living two and one-half miles west of San Bernardino, on Fifth Street, is one of the early and successful pioneers of this county. He was born in Jefferson County, New York, and is a son of Alvin Bemis, who with his family removed to Ohio when Amos was eight years of age. In 1844 he removed to Lee County, Iowa, where he died in 1847. The family lived in Lee County three years after Mr. Bemis’ death, and in 1851 the mother, seven sons and three daughters, started for California. Amos being the eldest the others naturally looked to him, and on his shoulders rested the greater responsibility. They spent two winters in Ogden, Utah. In 1853 he married Miss Julia McCullough, a native of New York State. Her father, Levi McCullough, moved from Erie County, New York, to Michigan, in 1836. He was therefore a pioneer of that State, and was a citizen of Jackson when it could boast of one store, one mill and a few small houses. In 1846 he left there for Iowa. At this time the Mexican war came on and he entered the service as a volunteer and served until the close. He then joined his family in Iowa, and almost immediately set out for Ogden, Utah, arriving there in 1852, and there it was that Mr. Bemis met and...

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