Surname: Easley

Hardships of the Early Natchez Emigrants

Taking the reader with us, to the settlements of the distant Natchez region, he will find that emigrants continued to pour in, upon those fertile hills and alluvial bottoms, from all parts of “his majesty’s Atlantic plantations.” Many were the hardships and perils they encountered, in reaching this remote and comparatively uninhabited region. It is believed that the history of one party of these emigrants will enable the reader to understand what kind of hardships and deprivations all the others were forced to undergo. Major General Phineas Lyman, a native of Durham, a graduate of Yale, a distinguished lawyer, and a member of the legislature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, became commander of the Connecticut forces in 1755. He served with so much distinction, during the Canadian war, that he was invited, by persons high in office, to visit England. He had formed an association composed of his brothers in arms, called the “Military Adventurers,” whose design was, the colonization of a tract of country upon the Mississippi. He sailed to England, as agent for this company, with the sanguine, yet reasonable hope, that the King would make the grant. Arriving there he found, to his astonishment, that land in a wilderness was refused to those who had fought so valiantly for it, and whose contemplated establishment would have formed a barrier against enemies, who might seek to acquire...

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Biography of George E. Easley

George E. Easley, a native son of Oklahoma and a member of one of the old and prominent families of the state, is now living retired at No. 1326 Johnstone avenue, Bartlesville, receiving a substantial income from his oil holdings. He was born near Pawhuska, Indian Territory, February 19, 1895, his parents being William and Margaret (Reward) Easley, the former a native of Kansas, while the latter was born in Indian Territory and is of Osage extraction. The father came to this state over forty years ago during-the territorial period and has since been an active and influential factor in its agricultural development. His operations have been conducted on an extensive scale and he now resides on Mission creek in Osage county, where he owns over two thousand acres of land, on which he raises stock. The mother also survives, and they are widely known and highly respected residents of this section of the state. George E. Easley acquired his education in the schools of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and during the World war he was first stationed at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, being attached to the Medical Corps of Evacuating Ambulance Company No. 18, and was later sent overseas, remaining abroad for ten months. He is now living retired in Bartlesville, receiving large royalties from oil. Mr. Easley was united in marriage to Miss Marie Watkins, who is...

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Easley, Wilma C. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Wilma C. Easley, 95, of La Grande, died June 9 at her home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in La Grande. Private burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Wilma was born Feb. 29, 1912, in Courtland, Kan., to Kenneth C. and Zelma Young Thomas. She was the oldest of nine children and grew up on a wheat farm in western Kansas. She attended school in Menlo, Kan., and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1933. Wilma was a teacher in Menlo, Kan., and Cortez, Colo., until she married Carlos E. Easely on July 6, 1940. In 1943, they settled in La Grande. She was secretary at La Grande High School in the early 1950s and taught Latin and math there until retiring in 1966. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church, where she was a deaconess, a Sunday school teacher and the financial secretary. She was a lifetime member of the P.T.A. and a scout leader. She served on the elections board and was involved with proposing special budgets for schools and the city. Wilma was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s sorority, the Retired Educators, Chapter 1 of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the EOU Faculty Wives organization, a special friendship group of...

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Easley, Carlos Eugene – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Carlos Eugene Easley, 91, of La Grande, died May 10 at his home. A funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Carlos was born April 7, 1917, the sixth of eight children, to George Woodson and Della Jeanette (Whitton) Easley in Chillicothe, Texas. He spent his early years in Texas, and then the family moved to Southern California where he attended schools in Baldwin Park and West Covina. One of his earliest memories is of a house fire that burned the family home. Everything was lost. He attended college at Fort Lewis, Colo., and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. On July 6, 1940, he married Wilma C. Thomas. He taught physics at Boulder High School for a year before coming to Oregon in 1943 with his wife and newborn daughter, Elizabeth. He was hired to teach pre-flight training classes as part of the war training program to Naval and Army cadets, intending to stay a year. The following year he taught in Pendleton where his second daughter, Carol, was born. In 1945 he was offered a position at Eastern Oregon College teaching radio-electronics in La Grande, where son, Tom, was born. Carlos received his master’s degree in 1948 from the University of Colorado in Boulder...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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