Surname: Gunn

A History of Waterloo New York Newspapers

The pioneer printer of Seneca County was George Lewis, who, in the year 1815, started in the village of Ovid a small sheet entitled the Seneca Patriot. The office of publication was located on Seneca Street, in the upper story of a building on whose site the engine-house now stands. At the close of a single volume, Mr. Lewis changed the name of his paper to The Ovid Gazette, and when Elisha Williams secured the removal of the County seat to Waterloo, Lewis removed hither with his press in May, 1817, and continued the issue of his paper as...

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Prominent White Men among the Chickasaws

At an early day a few white men of culture and of good morals, fascinated with the wild and romantic freedom and simplicity of the Chickasaw life, cast their lot among that brave and patriotic nation of people. I read an article published in Mississippi a few years ago, which stated that a man by the name of McIntosh, commissioned by British authorities to visit the Chickasaw Nation and endeavor to keep up its ancient hostility to the French, was so delighted with the customs and manners of that brave, free and hospitable people that, after the accomplishment of his mission,...

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Biographical Sketch of Otis B. Gunn

Otis B. Gunn was a native of Massachusetts, born at Montague, October 27, 1828, and before he came west as a railroad engineer, had served as rodman on the Hoosac Tunnel Railroad and superintendent of the construction work of the line between Rochester and Niagara Falls. In 1853 he was appointed division engineer in the building of the Toledo, Wabash and Western, and followed railroad construction westward until he settled at Wyandotte, Kansas, in 1857. He was a member of the 1861 State Senate, and while thus serving was appointed major of the Fourth Kansas, later the Tenth Kansas Infantry. Resigning in May, 1862, he resumed railroad work, being connected, at varions times, with the Kansas City and Cameron, Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Central Branch of the Union Pacific, and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas. Of the road last named he built 600 miles; also constructed the bridge across the Missouri River at Atehison, and in 1876 constructed the union depot in Kansas City. In view of these unadorned facts, it is perhaps needless to add that Mr. Gunn was one of the leading engineers of the West. He died in Kansas City, February 18, 1901, and was buried in Oak Grove,...

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Biography of Robert J. Gunn, M.D.

Robert John Gunn, thirty-seven years a Physician and Surgeon in Whitby, was born in the parish of Watten, County of Caithness, Scotland, February 14, 1815, his father being Rev. Alexander Gunn, a Minister of the Kirk of Scotland, and his mother, Elizabeth nee Arthur. His maternal grandfather, Robert Arthur, was also a Minister of the same denomination. Robert was educated at a private school and at the University of Edinburgh; studied medicine in that city; became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; practiced two years at Thurso, in his native county; in the autumn of 1842 he emigrated to Canada West, now Ontario, and settled in Whitby, and has practiced here steadily, with the exception of three or four months, from that date, being a Licentiate of the Medical Board of Ontario. When he first located in this township, what is now the town of Whitby, with its three thousand five hundred inhabitants, was nothing more than a four corners, with two or three stores, a post office, and a few mechanics’ shops. The country was thinly populated, the roads were poor, the streams rarely bridged, physicians scarce, and the Doctor had, from necessity, very long and tedious rides, often extending thirty miles northward through half cleared forests. In a work like this we cannot enter into the details of the hardships of a pioneer...

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Biography of William Gunn

The, to which the subject of this sketch belongs, is of Scandinavian origin, and traces its ancestry back as far as Heiti, father of Suadi, and the brother of Gore-Nor, from whom Norway had its name, in A.D. 690. The progenitor of the clan was Gunn, the second son of Olav, of Gairsey, a descendant of the Earls of Orkney, and the Norse Kings, afterwards Olav the Black, King of Man, and the Isles, and brother of Swein, the last and greatest of the Norse Vikings. Gunn was born about A.D. 1090. The country of the Gunns, after they attained to numbers and strength, was in the heights of the counties of Caithness and Sutherland, in the north of Scotland, and the seat of the chiefs of the clan, was at Braemore. William Gunn was born at Thrush Grove, Glasgow, Scotland, May 30, 1816. His father was John Gunn, a native of Kildonan, and his mother, Janet Murray, a native of Rogart, both in Sutherlandshire. William, the eldest son, received a fair English education, thorough and substantial, so far as it went, at the public school of Melvich, a small village in the extreme north of Sutherlandshire, seventeen miles west of Thurso, to which the family had removed in 1826, and where William acquired a knowledge of the Gaelic language. He worked on the small farm, or croft, until...

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Biography of Hon. James Gunn

To the energetic natures and strong mentality of such men as James Gunn, member of congress from Idaho, is due the success and ever increasing prosperity of the Populist party in this state, and in the hands of this class of citizens there is ever assurance that the best interests and welfare of the party will be attended to. resulting in a successful culmination of the highest ambitions and expectations entertained by its adherents. Given to the prosecution of active measures in political affairs, and possessing the earnest purpose of placing their party beyond the pale of possible diminution of power, the Populist leaders in Idaho are ever advancing, carrying everything before them in their irresistible onward march. Certainly one of the most potent elements in the success of the Populist movement in Idaho is James Gunn, who throughout his life has been a loyal citizens, imbued with patriotism and fearless in defense of his honest convictions. Through the long years of the civil war he followed the Union banners on southern battle-fields, and today, just as fearlessly and just as loyally, he is advocating in the halls of congress and before the people the principles which he believes will best advance the welfare of the nation. Such is the man whose life history forms the theme of this article. Mr. Gunn was born on the 6th of March...

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Biography of H. N. Gunn

Modern agriculture requires for its development an efficiency and a thorough knowledge which amount almost to a science and it has become recognized as an occupation in which practical methods result in a high degree of prosperity. This statement finds verification in the life record of H. N. Gunn, a pioneer farmer of Oklahoma, and by his success in a modern enterprise conducted along progressive lines he has proven the efficiency of system in promoting productiveness. A native of Missouri, he was born in the northern part of the state on the 20th of June, 1877, and came to Oklahoma in 1904, settling two miles east of Copan, where he and his brother F. B. Gunn, leased one thousand acres of Indian land, which they cultivated for five years. Mr. Gunn of this review then moved to his present place of two hundred and fifty-three acres, situated two and a half miles west of Copan, one hundred and fifty acres of his farm lying along the Little Caney river, there being at this time but two houses between Copan and Bartlesville. On the property which they leased the brothers wintered cattle, having from one to three thousand head. F. B. Gunn subsequently purchased land adjoining the present farm of the subject of this review, paying twenty dollars per acre for the tract, on which he erected an attractive brick...

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Gunn, Royal C. – Obituary

Royal C. Gunn Sr. died Sunday at Huntington, where the family has been living the last few years, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday. Gunn was an engineer on the U. P. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary Gunn of Huntington; three sons, William of Portland, George in the U. S. Navy and Royal Gunn just released from the service; four daughters, Mrs. Myra Saling, Mary Gunn, just released from the Wac, Violet Cochran and Ruth Gunn, all of Huntington. The Eastern Oregon Review, December 28, 1945 Contributed by: Holly...

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Waggoner, Jessie E. (Gunn) – Obituary

September 29, 1949 Waggoner Rites Held Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Odebolt Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1949 for Mrs. A. B. Waggoner. The Rev. H. M. Burns officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ray Wardrip with Mrs. W. G. Horstman accompanying. Interment was at the Odebolt cemetery. Pall bearers were William Sykes, Walter Schultz, Art Scott, James Cowlham, Chris Sonksen & Glenn Boerner. Jessie E. Gunn, daughter of James N. & Elizabeth Gunn was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 27, 1869. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Crawford County. On March 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to A. B. Waggoner. Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. Her husband, on son, Charles and an infant daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Will Nelson (Ruby) of Kiron, Russell of Mapleton, Mrs. Hobart Smith (Lettie) of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Levin Anderson, (Faye) of Schleswig, Mrs. Vern Boerner, (Alice) of Odebolt, Lea of Arthur, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She lived all her life in the Odebolt community. Since her husband’s death, she has made her home with her children. She became a member of the Methodist church in 1901 joining the Epworth church in Wheeler township. She was...

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