Surname: Corbett

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

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Biography of William E. Corbett

William E. Corbett. One of the forceful characters of the middle period of Shawnee County history was the late William E. Corbett. During his thirty-eight years in this section his many sterling traits of character made him honored, respected and esteemed. William E. Corbett was born in Maine and lost both parents by death before he was ten years old. For some eight years he made his home with his paternal grandfather and during this time was fortunate in one way, being sent to school and thus securing a practical education, which was helpful through his subsequent life. When nineteen years old, being robust as well as adventurous, he decided to start out for himself, the great western country particularly attracting him. He found employment in the harvest fields before reaching Minnesota, in which state he worked in logging camps for a few years, and as he received fair wages and was prudent enough to save them, he was able to accumulate some capital. He then returned to Maine, but was not satisfied with conditions there after his wider vision of the world, and in 1869 again came west and located in Kansas, buying 340 acres of Santa Fe Railroad land in Mission Township, Shawnee County, paying as much cash as he could spare at that time, going in debt for the balance. In his journey from Maine to...

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Corbett, Rose – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Rose Corbett, 90, who was born in La Grande Sept. 11, 1868 and lived here most of her life, died in Walla Walla, Wash., Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dempsey-Snodgrass Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Robinson officiating. She was a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by one son, James, of Hilt, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Hazel B. Martin of Walla Walla and Mrs. Elizabeth Garner of San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Ben Hopper of Hollywood, Calif. And Gleve Hopper of Shoshone, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Andrews of Portland and Grace Wait of Concord, Calif.; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Corbett’s parents came to Oregon in a covered wagon in 1864 and made their home in La Grande where Mrs. Corbett lived all her life except the past seven years with her daughter Mrs. Hazel Martin, in Walla Walla. Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, November 15, 1958 Page 6 Contributed by: Tom...

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Corbett, Lou – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Former La Grande resident J. “Lou” Corbett died yesterday in Yreka, Cal., at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass funeral home in La Grande. Date and time of the services have not yet been decided. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Corbett, who was born June 7, 1862, moved to Yreka from La Grande about 30 years ago. A miner in Yreka, he had been ill for many months. He once worked a mining claim in the Grande Ronde valley and maintained his claims after he moved to California. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Rose Corbett, Yreka, Cal; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Garner, Pittsburgh, Cal., and Mrs. Hazel Martin, Walla Walla, Wash.; and one son Roy Corbett, Yreka. La Grande Evening Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday September 25, 1950 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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John Allie Corbett

Chief Mec. Mate, Navy. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Corbett. Entered the service Nov. 23, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Was on U. S. S. “Onward” and transferred to Sub. Chaser No. 186. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, March 12,...

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Biography of Hon. Henry W. Corbett

HON. HENRY W. CORBETT. – The reminiscences of the early pioneers of the Pacific Northwest must ever posses a peculiar interest for all who can look back to the days when the wigwam of the Indian was seen on every hand, and when the old log cabins of the founders of this great section of the union were few and far between. Pioneers of civilization constitute no ordinary class of adventurers. Resolute, ambitious and enduring, looking into a great and possible future of the undeveloped country, and possessing the sagacious mind to grasp true conclusions, and the indomitable will to execute just means to attain desired ends, the pioneers to the Pacific Northwest, by their subsequent career, have proved that they were equal to the great mission assigned them, – that of carrying the real essence of American civilization from their Eastern homes, and planting it upon the shores of another ocean. Among the many who have shown their fitness for the furtherance of such object, none are more deserving of praise than the gentleman whose name is inscribed above. Whether in the material welfare of his adopted home, the Pacific Northwest or the nation at large, he has been one of the most progressive of citizens, always to the fore in everything which contributes to advancement, socially, politically, financially and educationally, and is also universally recognized as a...

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Biography of Henry W. Corbett

The writer who seeks to portray the life and advancement of a people-no matter how far he may be under the control of theories pointing otherwise-must at last come to the individual and seek his best material in the lives and records of those by whom the works he would describe have been performed. Thus biography becomes not merely a side light to history, but the very essence and vitality of history itself. In the story of the man of affairs you tell that of his times as well. Viewed thus, it does not need be said that the true story of Portland cannot be told as we have tried to tell it in these pages without proper reference to the men whose varied lines of effort have touched almost every material interest of the city as well as many reaching far beyond its boundaries. Conspicuous among the men who have influenced the current of public events, who have shaped the destiny and made the city of Portland the commercial and financial metropolis of Oregon, is Henry Winslow Corbett. During forty years he has been an important factor in the development which has been steadily going on in the Pacific Northwest, and it is but simple justice that a faithful record of the part he has borne in this great work should be preserved as an example for the...

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