Surname: Standley

Biography of James H. Standley

JAMES H. STANDLEY. – Numbered with that sturdy class of pioneers who opened up the county for the settlement of their fellows while they wrought out for themselves homes and names in its annals must, to be consistent, be numbered the enterprising and progressive agriculturist and stockman, of whom we have now the pleasure to write, and who is familiar to the older settlers of the county as well as favorably known, while his faithful labors for many years have accomplished much for the development of the resources of Union county, and have given him the meed of the industrious, wise and thrifty sons fo the country. Mr. Standley was born in Scotland county, Missouri, on March 7, 1843, to Jeremiah and Mary (Wilson) Standley, natives respectively of England and Ireland. In his native county our subject was educated and in 1864, in company with his parents, two brothers and one sister, crossed the plains to the Grande Ronde valley, locating in the western part and taking up stockraising and general farming. He remained with his parents until 1870. The mother was called by death to depart hence, in 1873, and one decade later the father went over the same journey. In 1870 our subject took up his present place, which is situated two and one-fourth miles west from Alicel, securing a quarter section at first and adding since...

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Standley, Louie E. – Obituary

Louie E. Standley, Pioneer Rancher, Dies One Week Before 71st Birthday Funeral services for one of northeast Oregon’s most prominent pioneer ranchers, Louie E. Standley, 70, life-long resident here, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Snodgrass funeral home, followed by burial in the family plot at Summerville. Born on the family ranch near Sand Ridge in 1879, Mr. Standley died in a city hospital yesterday after a long illness. He was prominently in Elks lodge activities since 1907, and his funeral will be in charge of the lodge, with Rev. Louis Samson officiating. Standley, who would have been 71 March 30, started a partnership on the old family ranch with his father in 1900. Size of the ranch was increased from 400 to 600 acres, with stress laid on raising of top Herefords. In 1920, he and his father sold out their acreage and cattle, the father dying in 1934. Standley, always active, returned to cattle raising in 1922, acquiring a huge range in the Jordan creek district. In 1934, he entered a partnership with his wife and son, J. Dale Standley, ranching 3,000 acres in the Jordan creek area. Long-time member of the cattlemen’s association, he retired in 1944. Unable again to stand inactivity, he emerged from retirement a year later, and took over management of the range until his death. Survivors include his widow, Mrs....

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Standley, Mina Adeline (Glenn) – Obituary

Mrs. Mina Adeline Standley, 86, La Grande died at a local rest home Wednesday following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1885 in Summerville, she lived her lifetime in the area. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Union County Fair Board, and the La Grande Mavericks club. In former years, she was an active member of the Pleasant Grove Grange, and a member of the Summerville Cemetery Board. Survivors of Mrs. Standley are a daughter Mrs. Hadley (Mildred) Beedle, Reno, Nev.; a son J. Dale Standley, La Grande; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dempsey Chapel. The Rev. Clarence Kopp will officiate. Interment will follow in Summerville Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Friday, August 13, 1971 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Standley, Gale – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Gale “Jean” Standley, 89, of La Grande, died Aug. 29 at her home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. Jean was born on Nov. 18, 1917, to Robert Gale and Edna (Wissler) Sturdivant in La Grande. In 1934, she graduated from La Grande High School. She attended Eastern Oregon Normal School, University of Oregon and Northwestern Business College. On Dec. 4, 1938, she married J. Dale Standley in La Grande. Their family farm has been designated as a “Century Farm.” Jean was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of Hope Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Union County Nile Club, La Grande Country Club and the Rusty Wheels Car Club. Those who knew her say she enjoyed her family and home as well as golf, bridge and pinochle and sewing and knitting. Survivors include her children and their spouses, David and Carol Standley of Corvallis, James and Sally Standley of La Grande and Linda and John Gothie of Aloha; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Mary Lou Standley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Presbyterian Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850. La Grande Observer –...

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Wills

Hosted at Muhlenberg County USGenWeb Archives Project Abbott, John , 1814 Allcocke, Richard Nelson , 1803, probated 1807 Allison, William , 1814 Anderson, Robert , 1812 Armstrong, John , 1808, probated 1818 Bates, Simeon , 1849 Bilbrew, Thomas , 1827 Boggess, Anne , 1819 Boggess, Nancy or Ann , part 2, 1819 Buckley (or Buckles), William , 1825 Byrd, John , 1808 Campbell, Alexander , 1827 Campbell, Charles , 1821 Campbell, Mary , 1810, probated 1823 Campbell, Patrick , 1799 Campbell, William , 1800 Cash, Richard , 1823, probated 1824 Cooly, Susanna , 1807 Craig, James 1811, probated 1816 Davis, Henry , probated 1805 Davis, Margaret , 1816 Dobyns, Batten , 1804 Downing, Elisha , 1823 Dukes, Samuel , 1821 Durelle, John , 1808 Durval or Duvall, (sp) Skinner , 1809 Forrester, Sarah , 1816 Gish, Christian II , 1814 Gish, John , 1817 Grepo(?), John , 1817 Groves, Jonathan , 1810 Groves, Joseph , 1821 Harp, Samuel , 1815 Hunsaker, Isaac , 1819 Hynes, John , 1827 Irvin, Thomas , Sr., 1823 Jarvis, Edward Jr , 1823 Landis, Jacob , 1823 Lewis, Charles 1806, probated 1808 Littlepage, Eppes , 1812, probated 1816 Lott, Bartholomew , 1819 McCartney, James , 1814 McKinney, John , 1801 Miller, James , 1837, proved 1851 Morgan, Charles ,1822 Naught, George , 1808 Oates, Jesse , 1831 Parks, Andrew , probated 1821 Parks, Andrew...

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Biography of John C. Standley

A veteran in frontier life and a pioneer of the Pacific coast, having wrought in various places and in the capacities that are familiar to every one who attempts to push into the wilds of nature, the subject of this sketch has made a record that is praiseworthy and he has been crowned with success. Mr. Standley has manifested the characteristics of his personality, vigor, good judgment and keen foresight, coupled with enterprise and thrift, which have made him one of the leading stock men and a large property owner in Wallowa County. John C. Standley was born in Howard County, Missouri, on March 19, 1829, being the son of Jeremiah and Mary (Wilson) Standley, natives respectively of Tennessee and Kentucky. The father was a farmer in Howard and Scotland counties, in Missouri, and there the subject of our sketch received his education and remained until he had arrived at manood’s estate. It was in 1853 that John C. left the parental roof and undertook the arduous and weary journey to California, which in due time was completed, and the vigorous young man was soon delving for the hidden treasures of nature’s storehouse. This continued until 1861, when he came to Canyon City and took the position of salesman in a general merchandise store, continuing in the same for two years. Following this period he explored the adjacent country,...

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