Surname: Meek

Index to Articles found in the El Farol Newspaper 1905-1906

The Lincoln County New Mexico online archives contains pdf’s of all remaining copies of the El Farol Newspaper of Capitan NM, but doesn’t have an index to the newspaper. C. W. Barnum, an active member of AHGP, and state coordinator for the New Mexico AHGP recently invested his time and energy into providing an every person index to the various extant issues. He has shared this wonderful index with AccessGenealogy in hopes that it will reach a wider audience. Enjoy!

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Biographical Sketch of William A. Meek

(See England, Grant and Daniels)-David England married Susan A. Conner. Their daughter Arnlittda England married William England, Isaac Scrimsher and Elias H. Jenkins. Her daughter, Alta Berilla Scrimsher, born November 24, 1855, died Sept. 8, 1885; married January 20, 1873 Abram Meek born September 27, 1851 in Vandalia, Illinois. Died April 15, 1907. Their son William Alvin Meek was born November 7, 1880. Educated in Male Seminary at Tahlequah and Draughon’s Business College, Oklahoma City, graduating from the latter July 21, 1904. Married August 8, 1909, Ada, daughter of Henry and Emma Jane Donelly, born June 24, 1890, educated in Willie Halsell College and Sacred Heart Academy at Vinita. They are the parents of Ada Fay Meek, born April 29, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Meek are members of the Methodist Church. He is a merchant and is postmaster at...

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Biography of James M. Meek

James M. Meek is one of the veteran stock farmers and dealers of Nemaha County, and is now living retired at Centralia. Mr. Meek is widely known over this section of Kansas, especially through his terms of service in the Legislature and the Senate, in which he proved a capable representative of his constituency and did much to promote the wholesome business and civic interests of his state. Mr. Meek was born in Union County, Ohio, September 28, 1852, grew up in Northwest Missouri, and had been a resident of Kansas over thirty-five years. His ancestors were English people who came to this country, and the family were pioneers in Ohio. Grandfather Samuel Meek was an Ohio farmer and died in Richland County in that state before the birth of James M. Meek. Reason Meek, father of James M., was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1822. He grew up there, was married in Union County, and in 1864 removed west to Black Hawk County, Iowa, and in the spring of 1866 settled in Nodaway, Missouri. He was one of the early settlers in that section of Northwest Missouri, and spent his active life as a farmer. He died in Nodaway County in 1891. Politically he was a democrat. The marden name of his wife was Matilda McIlroy, who was born in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1826 and died...

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Biography of Maynard L. Meek

Maynard L. Meek is the present mayor of Ellsworth, Kansas. Local citizens take a great deal of pride in referring to the efficiency and accomplishments of his administration, and express a great deal of satisfaction that Mr. Meek had consented to serve four consecutive terms. Mr. Meek is first and last a thorough business man, and that accounts for his success in public life. Mayor Meek was born in Jones County, Iowa, September 8, 1869. He comes of an old American family, pioneers in Virginia and later in Ohio. His father, Eli C. Meek, was born in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1846. He grew, up and married there, took up the vocation of farming, and in 1869 located on a farm in Jones County, Iowa, where his son was born. In 1878 he removed from Iowa to Lincoln County, Kansas, homesteading 160 acres six miles south of Sylvan Grove. He soon had 480 acres under his ownership there, but sold out and removed to Ellsworth County in 1887. For ten years he followed the business of grain buying at Wilson, and in 1897 retired and moved to Ellsworth, and since 1915 had lived at Kansas City, Missouri. He is a republican and is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Eli Meek made a ereditable record as a soldier of the Union army. He enlisted in 1861 at the...

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Meek, Hiram W. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Hiram W. Meek, a resident of the Leap section since 1891, died at the Wallowa hospital last Friday, July 18, 1924. He had been ill for a few months but his condition did not become serious until a week before he passed away. Bladder trouble was the cause of death. The funeral was held at the Wallowa Methodist Church, with two pastors assisting, Rev. G. H. Feese and Rev. W. F. Shields. Burial was in the Wallowa Cemetery. The Grange had charge of the services, this being the first funeral conducted by that society in the county. Mr. Meek was born in Defiance county, Ohio, March 23, 1867, and moved to Kansas and later to Colorado when a young man. He came on west a few years later and located on a farm six miles east of Wallowa, in Leap, which was his home to the last. He was married March 4, 1892, to Susan Roberts. His widow survives. She has been ill for some weeks and is still at the Wallowa hospital, but has been improving of late and is on the road to recovery. Two sons also survive, Grover C. and Samuel Meek, who live on the home place, and a stepson Everett Roberts of...

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Meek, Hiram W. Mrs. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Hiram W. Meek passed away at the family in Leap last Thursday, March 13, 1930. Death was caused by cancer from which she had suffered for a year. She had been a resident of the county since 1884, living most of the time in Leap. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wallowa, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.E. Calome, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. She was born in Union County July 29, 1868 and came to Wallowa county when 16 years old. She was married to Hiram W. Meek at Enterprise March 4, 1892 and in 1900 they settled on a homestead which has remained the family home. Mr. Meek passed away July 18, 1924, and since then Mrs. Meek had lived with two sons, Samuel and Grover Meek, on the home place. She was survived by another son also, Everett R. Roberts of Enterprise, and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Eva Parker of La Grande, Mrs. Lillie Hall of La Grande, Mrs. Dora Baker of Seattle, Wash., Frank Roberts and John A. Roberts of Harrah, Wash. All of these except Mrs. Baker and John Roberts were present at the funeral. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, March 20, 1930. Contributed by: Sue...

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Meek, Hiram W. Mrs. – Obituary

Leap, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Hiram W. Meek passed away at the family in Leap last Thursday, March 13, 1930. Death was caused by cancer from which she had suffered for a year. She had been a resident of the county since 1884, living most of the time in Leap. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wallowa, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.E. Calome, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. She was born in Union County July 29, 1868 and came to Wallowa county when 16 years old. She was married to Hiram W. Meek at Enterprise March 4, 1892 and in 1900 they settled on a homestead which has remained the family home. Mr. Meek passed away July 18, 1924, and since then Mrs. Meek had lived with two sons, Samuel and Grover Meek, on the home place. She was survived by another son also, Everett R. Roberts of Enterprise, and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Eva Parker of La Grande, Mrs. Lillie Hall of La Grande, Mrs. Dora Baker of Seattle, Wash., Frank Roberts and John A. Roberts of Harrah, Wash. All of these except Mrs. Baker and John Roberts were present at the funeral. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, March 20, 1930. Contributed by: Sue...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Biography of Col. Joseph L. Meek

COL. JOSEPH L. MEEK. – As one of the remarkable mountainmen of our early age, “Jo” Meek is deserving of special mention. Aside from the class of men of whom he was one of the best types, he possessed an unusual personality of his own. This led him to so conspicuous a place in our early annals that his frequent appearance in the body of the work makes an extended notice here unnecessary. We shall present only the salient features of his remarkable career. Born in Washington county, Virginia, in 1810, he early developed a love of wandering which...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Meek

Without dispute some of our most worthy and progressive and thrifty citizens have come to us from England whence also sprang the subject of this sketch whose life of commendable activity and successful enterprise in business relations, coupled with stanch and unswerving integrity and high moral qualities of intrinsic worth, justly entitle him to a representation in this volume of Wallowa’s abiding chronicles, and it is with pleasure that we incorporate his name here with a brief review of his eventful career. Charles W. was born to Charles and Sarah (Sparks) Meek in Hertfordshire, England, in the year 1850. There he was educated in the public schools and also learned the primary part of the carpenter’s trade. At the age of fifteen his father was taken away by death and our subject then left the native land and came to the wide and resourceful country of the free. He first settled in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, remaining one year, then removed to Plainfield, Kent county, Michigan. In this latter place, he was engaged at the trade of the carpenter for eleven years, and in 1878 he came to La Grande, Oregon. Six months he stayed in that city, and wrought at his trade and then sought out the fertile regions of Wallowa County, taking a homestead eight miles southeast from Joseph. To this beginning Mr. Meek has added...

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