Location: Weld County CO

Biography of Richard Allen

Richard Allen had been professor of history in the Montgomery County High School since the organization of that excellent institution more than fifteen years ago. He is one of the most widely known educators in Southern Kansas. 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 His Allen ancestors came originally from England, one branch settling in Massachusetts and the other in Virginia during colonial days. His grandfather, William Allen, was born in Virginia in 1780, and some years later the family moved across the mountains into Kentucky, and subsequently became early settlers in Illinois. William Allen died in White County, Illinois, in 1845. Richard Allen was born in Logan County, Illinois, December 7, 1864. His father, B. F. Allen, was born in White County of that state in 1833, and was one of the Kansas pioneers, Reared in Illinois, and taking up the vocation of farmer there he first came out to Kansas in 1859, when it was still a territory. He spent some time near Augusta in...

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Brewer, Hazel Ruth Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Hazel R. Brewer, 62, 4385 Reed, Wheat Ridge, died at her home Sunday, Feb. 12. She was born July 23, 1915, at Fremont, Iowa where she was married to Harry P. Brewer, June 4, 1939. They came to Greeley in 1946 and she worked for Blue Cross, Blue Shield at Weld County General Hospital and as a secretary to Dr. J. A. Weaver, Jr. She was a member at the First Christian Church, the order of the Eastern Star and various bridge clubs. In 1975 she moved to Wheat Ridge to make her home with a daughter. Survivors include her husband Harry of Greeley, a son Philip Brewer of Greeley, a daughter Mrs. Jacob (Ellen) Kerbs of Wheat Ridge, two sisters Miss Lois Lee of Wheat Ridge and Mrs. Mildred M. Peppers of Sun City, Ariz., a brother Dale Lee of Fremont, Iowa and four grandchildren. A brother Nelson M. Lee and a sister, Jeanne Lee Blake, are deceased. Private services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may make contributions to the American Lung Association. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brewer, Harry P. – Obituary

Harry Brewer, 80, Greeley, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at Fort Collins Heath Care Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1907 [headstone says 10th] to Ernest N. and Maude (Parkhurst) Brewer in Oskaloosa, Iowa. On June 4, 1939, he married Hazel Lee in Fremont, Iowa. She died Feb. 12, 1978. On April 18, 1978, he married Fern Lakey in Fort Collins. Mr. Brewer grew up in Iowa. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 23, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an aviation chief radio technician. He was discharged on Sept. 14, 1945, at the U.S. Naval Training and Distribution Center. After his discharge, he came to Greeley and worked for H. E. Green and KFKA. In 1969 he founded KUAD in Windsor, where he served as chief engineer for 23 years. His son, Phil, purchased the station in 1976. He was a member of Greeley Lodge No. 909 Loyal Order of the Moose, Greeley Lodge No. 809 BPOE, American Legion, and the United Commercial Travelers for 60 years. He was a life member of Pioneer Post No. 2121 VFW. Survivors are his wife, Fern, of Greeley; a daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Ellen) Kerbs of Platteville; a stepdaughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a son Philip L. of Windsor; a stepson, Marvin Anderson of Greeley; two sisters, Lola Brewer of Rochelle, Ill., and Edith Johnson of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren;...

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Brewer, Fern Letha Jordan Anderson – Obituary

Fern L. Brewer, 79, Greeley, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1914, in Macon County, Mo., to Doc Martin and Lizzi (Lockard) Jordan. Mrs. Brewer moved to Colorado when she was 13 and lived with her family in the Kersey and LaSalle areas. On Dec. 8, 1931, she married Emery James Anderson. He died July 14, 1973. She married Harry Brewer on April 18, 1978. He died Dec. 19, 1987. She worked in the nursing profession from 1947-70. She worked for Medical Lake State Hospital I Washington State and for the Weld County Nursing Home in Greeley until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of Greeley Baptist Temple, the Evans VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. Survivors are a daughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a stepdaughter, Ellen Kerbs of Longmont; a son, marvin Anderson of Greeley; a stepson, Phil Brewer of Hilo, Hawaii; a sister, Yvonne Carroll, and a brother, Hollis Jordan, both of Greeley; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. A sister and a brother are deceased. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday from Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset memorial Gardens. Friends may visit until 8 p.m. today at Adamson Mortuary. Greeley Tribune, November 3, 1993 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Dunham O. Munson, M. D.

Dunham O. Munson, M. D., is one of the leading specialists of Southeastern Kansas. He has practiced at Pittsburg upwards of twenty years, and while the earlier part of his practice was devoted to general medicine and surgery, for the past five years he has given his time exclusively to the diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. He is a man of splendid attainments in his profession and undoubtedly inherits much from his fine old Ameriean ancestry. He was born at Brockport, New York, June 27, 1859, but a part of his early life was spent in Ontario, Canada. He attended the public school and high school at Bowmanville in Ontario, was graduated from high school in 1879 and then removed to Detroit, Michigan, where he spent a number of years as bookkeeper with a music house. He had a long and varied business career before entering his profession. For four years Doctor Munson was in the real estate business at Denver, Colorado. He had long cherished an ambition to enter the field of medicine, and finally removed to St. Louis and became a student in the Marion-Sims College of Medicine, now the medical department of St. Louis University. He was graduated there M. D. in 1896. In the past twenty years Doctor Munson has been continuously a student and a close follower of every advance made...

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Douhan, Margaret E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret “Micky” E. Douhan, 95, died June 3 in Port Townsend, Wash. Memorial services were held at Quimper Unitarian Church in Port Townsend. Micky was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Greeley, Colo., to Carl and Vesta (Parker) Douhan in Greeley. The family moved to La Grande where Micky grew up and graduated from high school. She enrolled at Oregon State University in 1936 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology in 1940. Micky returned to school in 1968 and earned a master’s in liberal arts degree from Reed College in Portland. Micky met Wendell Stout at Oregon State, and they were married in Seattle on Aug. 21, 1941. They raised three children: Eric, Craig and Mark Stout. While Micky raised her family, she lived in Cordova, Alaska, Dixie, Idaho, and many places in Oregon including Bandon, Bend, Portland and Klamath Falls. In 1977, Micky retired to Marrowstone Island, Wash., but later moved to Port Townsend in 1997. She home-schooled her own children, and taught in public schools in Portland, and at Oregon Technical Institute. During her retirement, Micky traveled to Europe, Africa, Mexico, and the western U.S. and Alaska. She enjoyed painting and fiber arts. Her love of literature led her to volunteer much of her time to the Jefferson County Library. She also volunteered at the Port Townsend Baking Co. and was...

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Lawson, Florence – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946. She married on June 30, 1950, and had two children. She moved to La Grande in 1965. She enjoyed flying small planes. She liked music and sports and was a life member of the Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Jenel AnDyke of La Grande; son, John Lawson; brother, Al Reu; sister, Evelyn Borgen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007 ________________________ Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. A reception will follow at Zion Lutheran Church at Fourth Street and I Avenue. The funeral home originally announced the funeral would be Nov. 11. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry...

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Bowman, Evelyn Mae McAllister – Obituary

Evelyn Mae Bowman of 515 SE Byers Ave. died at St. Anthony Hospital Wednesday [June 6, 1973], one day after the death of her husband, former Pendleton Mayor Hugh Bowman. Mrs. Bowman was 73. She was born April 30, 1900, at Longmont, Colo. She had lived in Pendleton 50 years. Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Chet Kirkman, San Francisco; a grandniece, Mrs. Mark Eckenrode, Los Angeles; and several other nieces and grandnieces and nephews in California. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending at Folsom’s Funeral Chapel. [Interment at Olney Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Wingerd, Claude “Shorty” – Obituary

Claude “Shorty” Wingerd, 60, a former resident of LaGrande, OR, died Friday, July 26, in West Virginia. Graveside services for “Shorty” will be held Friday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the Veterans section of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Baker City. Military rites will be accorded by the Mt. Home Air Force Base Honor Guard, Mt Home, Idaho. Friends may call for visitation at Gray’s West and Co. Thursday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. until ?p.m. Mr. Wingerd was born, February 12, 1931 at Longmont Colorado, the son of Claude and Virginia (Black) Wingerd. At a young age, with his family they moved West, living in Ontario, OR., where he attended school. They then moved to LaGrande, where he graduated from LaGrande High School. After his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, and Vietnam, he spent 27 years in the Army, retiring as a Sergeant Major. He is survived by his parents Claude and Virginia Wingerd, Baker City, his wife Norma Wingerd and son Dean Wingerd both of Meadow Ridge, West Virginia, three sisters, Louise Kamp, Gettesburg, PA, Betty Cloward, Newcastle, CO, and Alma Murchison, LaGrande, OR. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in the memory of “Shorty”, may direct them to the American Heart Association, Oregon Affiliate, Inc. 1425 N.E. Irv…(rest is missing) The Record-Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Thursday August 1, 1991 Contributed by: Belva...

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Wilson, Helen Florence Mrs. – Obituary

Helen Florence Wilson, 88, a former Northeastern Oregon resident, died Aug. 1, 2005, at a Portland hospital. A celebration service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Laurelwood Baptist Church in Vancouver, Wash. Helen was born on April 2, 1917, at Greeley, Colo. She was raised and educated at Delta, Colo. Helen married Doyle “Doc” Wilson on May 31, 1936. They lived at Summerville from 1948 to 1962. She was a homemaker and mother, and an accomplished choir director and organist. She was a member of Laurelwood Baptist Church at Vancouver, Wash., where she had lived since 1989. Survivors include her husband, Doyle “Doc” Wilson of Vancouver; a son, Michael W. Wilson of Milwaukie; daughter, Janice Lund of Salem; sisters, Mildred Peterson and Lorraine Valentine, both of Baker City, Bernadine Nichols of Sweet Home and Fern Beck of Portland; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brazil Missions, in care of the Sellwood Baptist Church, 1104 S.E. Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202. The Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 5, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Duvall, Steven Wayne – Obituary

Steven Wayne Duvall, 37, of Greeley, Colo., died July 13, 2004, at his home. His funeral was July 17, 2004 at the Harvest Time Tabernacle with military honors by the Greeley Veterans of Foreign War in Evans, Colorado. Steve was born on Nov. 22, 1966, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., to Clifford R. Duvall and Karen Lee Wiles. He attended high school at Iraklion, Greece, and at Madrid, Spain and served in the Colorado Army National Guard. In May 1988 he married Elisa Ann Silva at the Harvest Time Tabernacle in Evans, Colo. Steve enjoyed painting, detailing cars and had a great sense of humor. His children were the love of his life. He enjoyed every event, game or project that they could do together. Steve was an avid Miami Dolphins fan while his father rooted for the Broncos. Survivors include his wife, Elsa Ann Duvall; daughters, Makaelynn Rae, 15, Lacee Leigh Anne, 11, and Jill Sheridan, 8 and his son Steven Wayne Duvall Jr., 14, all of Greeley; parents, Clifford R. and Sandra Duvall of Halfway; sister, Shelia Welch of Utah, Jenna Bruner of North Pole, Alaska, and Tami Waldron of Halfway; a brother, Frank C. Krogh of Orem, Utah; in-laws, Dave and Shirley Silva of Greeley, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Merrie Kler of Greeley, Colo.; aunt, Emma Duvall, of California; uncles, Francis and Bill...

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Weld County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Ault Ault Cemetery Eaton Eaton Cemetery Erie Erie Cemetery Evans Evans Cemetery Ft. Lupton Hillside Cemetery Greeley Linn Grove Cemetery Sunset Cemetery Johnstown Johnstown Cemetery Nunn Mountain View Cemetery Platteville Mizpah Cemetery Windsor Lakeview Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Keota Cemetery Erie Erie Cemetery Evans Evans Cemetery Ft. Lupton Hillside Cemetery Greeley Ft. Latham Cemetery Grover Home of Peace Cemetery Sligo Cemetery Hereford Briggsdale Cemetery Highlandlake Highlandlake Cemetery Hudson Mountain View Cemetery Johnstown Elwell Cemetery Johnstown Cemetery New Raymer New Raymer Cemetery Platteville St. Francis Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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Biography of Samuel A. Wilson

Samuel A. Wilson, professor of Latin and Greek at Cooper College, was one of the first body of instructors in that institution when it was opened in 1887. At that time he was given the chair of languages and his influence as a teacher and Christian gentleman had entered into the lives of all the students who in the past thirty years have passed through the halls of that institution. Mr. Wilson is of Scotch-Irish stock. His great-grandfather. Archibald Wilson, was born in Ireland May 17, 1772, and learned the trade of weaver. In 1791, when nineteen years old, he came to the United States and located in South Carolina. He died July 5, 1826. He and his wife, Martha, had five sons and five daughters. Archibald Wilson, Jr., grandfather of Professor Wilson, was born in South Carolina January 5, 1808. He married in that state, but on account of his strong opposition to the institution of slavery he sought a home in the North and joined the pioneers who were reclaiming a portion of the wilderness of the State of Indiana, locating at Ellettsville, where he lived until his death March 9, 1881. He married Elizabeth C. Wier, who was born in South Carolina January 24, 1812, and died at Monmouth, Illinois, September 29, 1892. Of their children only one is now living, William B., who was born...

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Jacoby, Albert “Jake” – Obituary

Albert “Jake” Jacoby, 77, of Ontario, died Aug. 7, 2003, at his home. His graveside funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. MDT at Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Payette, Idaho. Visitations will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDT at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, 2543 S.W. Fourth St. in Ontario. Albert was born July 28, 1926, the youngest of 10 children born to Jacob and Katherine Jacoby. He was raised in Windsor, Colo., where his family worked in the produce fields. His mother always told stories of what a sweet, loving boy he was. Albert served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed on a naval ship and was at sea his entire term. He received an honorable discharge when his tour was up. As a young man Albert had a jukebox vending machine business. He paid his employees with nickels they removed from the machines. In the 1940s this was considered a fair wage. Albert also worked at a cement plant in Laramie, Wyo., for 11 years. He then transferred to the Durkee plant in 1956, working there as a crusher operator. He married Alda Clark Bradley on May 14, 1960, and they lived in Ontario until his death. Albert retired from Oregon Portland Cement in 1988, but still worked as an engineering specialist for several years. After retiring, Albert and Alda spent...

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Kirkwood, Luellen A. Withers Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Luellen A. Kirkwood, 94, a longtime Baker City resident died Dec. 15, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Maj. Dennis Trimmer of The Salvation Army will officiate. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army, 1820 Estes St. Mrs. Kirkwood was born Luellen A. Withers on July 26, 1907, at Ault, Colo., to Herman and Caty Withers. She was the oldest of four sisters and one brother. She attended school at Baker and Auburn. In February of 1928, she married Robert C. Kirkwood. They raised seven children. After Mr. Kirkwood’s death in 1954, Mrs. Kirkwood worked for the Baker Hotel, and later at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. She worked there until she was 72 when she retired because of an illness. She was an active member in The Salvation Army and volunteered most of her free time. She served as corps sergeant major, League of Mercy secretary and also ran the thrift store and rang the bells at Christmas for needy families in Baker County. Survivors include her seven children: sons, Cecil of El Paso, Texas, Don of Salem, Keith of Hermiston, and Robert of Baker City, daughters, Shirley of Nampa, Idaho, and Myrna of Portland, and son, Darrell of Detroit, Mich.; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and...

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