Location: Willamette Valley OR

Biographical Sketch of Edward Beam

This young and enterprising farmer and stockman of northern Malheur County is one of the men whose life has been largely spent in this section and he is a real product of the west and a credit to his county, both because of his worthy labors which are being crowned with a good success and because of his own intrinsic worth which stamps him a man of ability and uprightness. 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 Edward Beam was born in Missouri, on January 18, 1874, being the son of William W. and Sarah (Lafton) Beam. In the year of his birth the parents came to Lower Willow Creek, in this county, crossing the plains. Two years later they went to the Willamette Valley, and two years subsequent to that they returned to this county and located where our subject now lives. Here Edward was educated and spent his time in learning the arts of tilling the soil and raising stock. He has been brought up...

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Biographical Sketch of Raleigh E. Rochester

The subject of this sketch is a native of the occident, and beneath its stars he has labored and gained the success that is now his to enjoy, while he is now one of the prosperous and substantial agriculturists and stockmen of Wallowa county, and has made for himself a name and place in the midst of the progressive and intelligent population of our county. Raleigh E. was born in the Willamette valley, at Salem, on July 11, 1955, being the so of James and Deliah L.E. (Warren) Rochester. Of his boyhood days, but little is noted, but we are informed that he owned a good farm at the age of twenty, which in itself speaks highly of the qualities that could handle and accumulate this amount as such an early age. For three years after this time he was occupied in tilling this farm and then he sold it and spent three years in traveling, visiting various places of interest and instruction. It was in 1879 that he came to Umatilla County and engaged for a salary, continuing there for one year, then paid a visit to Wallowa County in 1880, remaining here for two years and then went to Spokane, Washington, where he wrought for four years more. And then in 1893 he again came to this county and this time purchased a farm of one hundred...

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