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10.15.1963 San Jose Mercury - Lee Upchurch, 81, a great-grandfather of 36,
and retired San Francisco shipyard worker, died in a San Jose hosptial.  A
native of Oklahoma.  Survivers include three daughters, Mrs. Lora Durham of
San Jose, Mrs. Margaret Phillips of San Francisco, and Mrs. Evelyn Ramsey
of Imperial Beach; four sons, J.W. Upchurch of San Jose, David Upchurch of
Placerville, Wayne Upchurch of Willmington and Herbert Upchurch of Fort
Smith, Ark; and 41 grandchildren. Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

POE, Mrs. Martha -- died 17 March 1897 at her home near Siloam, Gentry
Co., Mo., aged 86.  She was born in Kentucky, 9 Oct 1809.  Moved with
her parents to Gibson Co. Indiana.  There she married George W. Poe 11
Jan 1827 and he died 28 years ago.  They had moved to Missouri some 50
years ago.  Twelve children were born and three survive her.


RYAN , E. James - On Thursday September 12, 1963 at St. Joseph's Hospital, E. James Ryan, 2138 Dundas St. W. beloved husband of Ethel Cook, loved father of Mrs. E. Klausmann(Joan), Mrs. W.J. Mikulik (Mabel), Mrs. D. Bonner (Ethel), Mrs. H. Kluckow (Phyllis), Mrs. C. Gosse (Evelyn), Mrs. G. Morrissey (Mildred), Margaret, Frederick, Gerald, Herbert and Edward Ryan.  Resting at the Turner and Porter Chapel, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. from 7p.m. Fri.  Funeral services 11:00 o'clock Mon. morning.  Interment Riverside Cemetery, Weston.

RYAN, Ethel - On Friday February 15, 1974 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ethel Cook, beloved wife of the late E. James Ryan, dear mother of Mabel (Mrs. William Mikulik), Millie (Mrs. G. Morrissey), Ethel (Mrs. D. Bonner), Evelyn (Mrs. C. Gosse), Mrs. Marg Ryan, Joan (Mrs. E. Klausman), Phyllis (Mrs. H. Kluckow), Herb, Edward, Fred and Gerald Ryan.  Loved by 42 grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Resting at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy.10 at Q.E.W.) from 7 p.m. Saturday.  Funeral Service 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Interment Riverside Cemetery.

CASSELMAN, Dalton L. - At the Wellesley Hospital on Friday February 15, 1974, Dalton L. Casselman, beloved brother of Reta and Odin, dear uncle of Wallace and Joan.  Resting at the chapel of Washington and Johnston, 717 Queen St. E. (at Broadview) from 2 p.m. Sunday.  Complete service in the chapel on Monday at 3:30p.m. followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
CHADWICK, Gladys Jean - passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on Friday February 15, 1974, in her 53rd year, leaving her mother Mrs. Grace Prince and family.  Resting at the Giffen-Mack Chapel, 2570 Danforth Ave. at Main St. subway (after2 p.m. Sunday), Service Tuesday 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
CRICHTON, Robert A. - On Thursday, February 14, 1974, at Toronto East General Hospital, Robert A. Crichton, beloved husband of Jean Fraser, loved father of Robert Crichton, brother of James of Edinburgh, Scotland.  A family service was held on Friday afternoon at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel.  In remembrance those who wish please make memorial offerings to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Florida Times Union (Jacksonville
Edition) on Friday, January 21, 2000, page B-2, column two. - It is
copied verbatim.

COTHERN - Oliver Cothern, 78, born September 19, 1921, in Alma, GA, son
of the late Silas and Elizabeth Cothern, died January 19, 2000. Mr
Cothern was a resident of Jacksonville since 1952, having retired from
Gateway Transportation after 28 years of service. He then moved to
Callahan, FL. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II, the European
Theater and the Normandy D-Day Invasion. He was predeceased by 3
brothers, Fred, Cecil and Shannon Cothern. Survivors include his wife of
57 years, Nolie Juanita Cothern (Billie); 2 sons, Rev. Denny Cothern
(Denise) of Lake Wales, FL, and J.T. Cothern (Joyce) of Middleburg, FL;
2 daughters, Joyce Jones (Albert) of Florahome, FL, and Jeanette Taylor
(Johnny) of Callahan, FL; 7 grandchildren, Chris Cothern, Tina
McElhaney, Keith Jones, Kim Broward, Ted Jones, Joe Cothern and Johnny
Taylor; 14 wonderful great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Reyo Cothern,
Clyde Cothern, and J.L. Cothern (Alma, GA0 [sic]; and several nieces,
nephews, family and many loving friends. Pallbearers will be Johnny
Taylor, Chris Cothern, Joe Cothern, Keith Jones, Ted Jones, and Ernie
Taylor. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, Jan. 22, in the
Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 279 S. Edgewood Ave., with the
Reverends Gene Smith, Steve Griffin and Johnny Anderson officiating.
Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Visitation will be
from 6 until 9 PM Friday (today) at the funeral home.

Friday, December 8, 1899
edition of The Sharon Herald, Sharon, PA
Mr. Henry Rawle, one of the most prominent citizens of Pennsylvania, died at
his home in Villa Nova, near Philadelphia, Thursday morning, aged about 65
years. He was a member of the firm of Boyce. Rawle & Co., which owned and
operated the Sharon furnace for many years, and was prominently identified
with the business interests of the Shenango valley. He was also ex-State
Treasurer of Pennsylvania and ex-Mayor of the city of Erie.

John Marshall, formerly a resident of Brookfield, was accidentally killed in
one of his coal mines at Bloomsboro, Iowa, Tuesday. He was the owner of
several valuable mines in Iowa, where he has been living for several years.
He leaves nine children, most of whom are grown. - Warren Chronicle.
Mr. James E. McFarland, one of the most prominent citizens of Meadville, died
at his home in that place, last Thursday, aged 83 years. For many years he
had been engaged in the banking business, and at the time of his death was
president of the Merchants Nation al Bank. Among his relatives are a number
residing in the vicinity of Sharon.

Mrs. Ann Hamilton Groves, of Brookfield, formerly a resident of Sharon, died
at her home in the former place on Tuesday, aged about 63 years. She had been
ill for some time with a complication of diseases. She is survived by her
husband, Mr. James Groves. Her funeral was held Thursday after noon,
interment taking place in Brookfield cemetery.

DIED.--In Madison County, Ga. on the 4th inst. of consumption, Mr. Jasper B.
Pittman, in the 25th year of his age.
  In the death of Mr. Pittman, Madison County has been bereft of one of its
best citizens.  He was at the time of his death clerk of the Superior Court
of Madison County and his official duties were discharged tot he perfect
satisfaction of all.  When told that he must die, he said he was ready and
felt perfectly reconciled to the will of God.  Besides his family, Mr.
Pittman leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his
untimely loss.  May his bereaved family and friends find consolation in the
hope that he has gone to a better and brighter world on high.  Peace to his
ashes!  H.S.B.  (Southern Banner, Athens, GA Thurs. 10-14-1858)

Vermont excerpts:

March 29, 1922 - Henry G. SPENCER died at his home in Guildhall, March
10.  Death was caused by an injury he received when he was thrown from
his sled that forenoon while after a load of wood.  mr. Spencer was born
November 1, 1859 in Bloomfield, the son of William and Cordelia (FULLER)
Spencer.  Eighteen years ago he bought a farm in Guildhall, where he has
since lived.  he is survived by a widow, Lenora (JORDAN) and three
daughters, Blanche, Edna, and Hazel.

April 12, 1922 - Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS died at the hoome of her daughter,
Mildred (Williams) HOLT, April 4.  She was born in Bloomfield, November
20, 1856 and had made her home here since.  She was the daughter of
Hiram and Priscilla (MERRILL) Fuller.  She was married to Leonard T.
Williams nearly 50 years ago.  She leaves six children: Mrs. Mary WISELY
of Stratford, Mrs. Mildred Holt, Berlin, Wendell, Everett and Percy of
North Stratford and Charles of Gilman, Vermont.

April 12, 1922 - Mrs. Zotique MATHURIN died at her home last Wednesday
at 68.  She leaves a husband and a son William.

December 27, 1922 - Carlos SHOFF died at the house of his son, William
Shoff of Bloomfield December 24 at the age of 74.

February 7, 1923 - John E. BOWKER died January 3 at his home in Belfast,
Maine.  He was born in Bloomfield, November 27, 1860 the son of
Nathaniel and Mary A. (PARNELL) BOWKER.  he went to Lancaster and then
moved to Belfast in 1913.  In Lancaster he had been an efficient and
popular clerk in the Field Grocery Store.  he was married to Annie A.,
daughter of O. H. and Ellen (HOLBROOK) SHOFF on October 25, 1884.

January 16, 1924 - Calvin FULLER died January 7 at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene BARTLETT.  He was born in Bloomfield, March 19, 1842.  he
was a farmer by trade and was so working when the Civil War broke out.
He answered one of the first calls of his country and served during four
years of strife.  After the war he moved to Michigan for nine years,
returning to New England.  He has, with the exception of a few years
spent in Lancaster, made his home in North Stratford and Bloomfield.  At
the Battle of the Wilderness he received a severe wound in the left arm
which made it nearly helpless.  he was a pensioner.  he leaves two sons,
William of Cumberland Mills, Maine, and Fred who is in the service as a
Sergeant at Fort Andrews, Massachusetts.

February 6, 1924 - Melvin FULLER died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Ethel PRESBY, February 2.  He was 68.  Melvin was born in Bloomfield and
lived here all of his life.   He leaves three daughters and one son,
also three brothers, Fred, Raymond and Frank.

April 9, 1924 - Corliss GENDRON died as the result of injuries received
on Monday, when cars of the logging train of New Hampshire Stave and
Heading Mill of North Stratford broke loose and went rushing down the
mountainside.  One of the cars left the tracks and struck Gendron, who
died one-half hour after being taken to Colebrook hospital.  The dead
man's father Frank, was killed on the railroad at North Stratford a few
years ago.

April 16, 1924 - Fred FULLER of Bloomfield passed away on Friday at his
home on the Nulhegan Road.  he was born in Bloomfield on Christmas
morning in 1851 and lived there ever since.  He leaves a widow and three
sons; Ray D., Charles and Maxie.  Also two daughters, Mrs. Thomas SHORT
and Alma.  He has a twin brother, Frank, in Lunenburg and another
brother Raymond.

August 6, 1924 - Floyd WALLING, 21, son of Leon and Jennie Walling, lost
his life by drowning while bathing near the Lyman Falls Power Company
dam last Thursday.  He was bathing with his younger brother and his

February 11, 1925 - The community was greatly shocked last Wednesday to
learn of the sudden death of Ezra GIRARD.  he was born in Canad,
September 14, 1865 but came to the U. S. as a young child.  He married
Agnes PARENT and had a large family.  He has been the luggage master at
the Maine Central Railroad station for many years.

March 4, 1925 - Lyle SHOFF died February 22 at his hoome in North
Stratford.  he was born in Bloomfield, April 25, 1888, the youngest son
of the late Samuel O. and Josephine (FRENCH) Shoff.  He lived in
Bloomfield until a year ago when he moved to North Stratford.  On
October 2, 1907 he married Myrtle (BLODGETT) of Columbia and had a son,
Manford, and a daughter, Audrey.

March 18, 1925 - The community was shocked last Sunday afternoon when
the death of Floyd SHOFF was announced.  He was born in Bloomfield, June
27, 1876 the son of Samuel and Josephine (FRENCH) SHOFF.  He was married
to Maude TRUFANT and had nine children, one dying in infancy.

December 23, 1925 - Mrs. Annie (WHEELER) CHRISTOPHER died in Lincoln,
Maine, on Christmas Day.  Her body and that of her infant daughter were
brought here on Sunday, December 27, accompanied by her husband, George
Christopher.  mrs. Christopher was the daughter of Joseph Wheeler of
town.  She was born in Bloomfield, September 11, 1893 and graduated from
Stratford High School 10 years ago.  She was employed as a teacher in
the public schools of her own town and outside places.  She married
George Christopher of a well-inown family in Groveton.  For two years
she and her husband have been operating a store in Lincoln and have been
very successful.  Funeral services were held at the Bloomfield Catholic
Church on Tuesday morning, December 29.

December 23, 1925 - Ernest DUVAL was killed when a section car, on which
he was inspecting tract near North Stratford, was hit by a Maine Central
Special Train.

July 18, 1928 - Malcolm WALLING of Bloomfield was almost instantly
killed in an automobile accident near the residence of Ransom SEVERY, 2
miles north of North Stratford.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson

January 23, 1929 - Joseph NUGENT, one of Bloomfield's oldest citizens,
died at his home on Main Street, January 29th, in his 88th year.  he was
born in Canada but came to the States in his early boyhood.  He leaves
three sons, Fred, Wilfred and Elmer.

May 1, 1929 - Mrs. Bridget Ann CONNOLLY died at her home in Bloomfield
on Tuesday evening, April 23, from pneumonia after a long and painful
illness.  She was born in New Brunswick 74 years ago, coming here with
her husband, John Connolly, early in her married life.  The funeral
services were held in St. Stanislaus Church in Bloomfield last Friday.
She leaves a husband, two daughters and three sons: Mrs. Margaret
BELKNAP of Westerly, RI, Mrs. J. A. BELISLE, Bloomfield, Edward CONNOLLY
of Hanover, NH and Isaac CONNOLLY of New York City.

October 9, 1929 - Mrs. Hattie WALLING of Bloomfield died at the hoome of
her son, Nelson Walling, Saturday afternoon after a long and painful
illness.  She was 83, the widow of the late George Walling who preceded
her by some years.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Leslie FULLER, three
sons, Nelson and Leon Walling of Bloomfield and William of Guildhall.
She was born in Bloomfield and has made her home there continually.

Louisville Courier Journal, 14 April, 1986.

"JAMES I. LINKER Jr., 66, formerly of Louisville, died Saturday at
Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green.
    He was a retired employee of the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad
and a Navy veteran of World War II.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Charlene Adams; two sons,
Rev. Joe Adams of Bardstown and James I. Linker III of Chicago; a
daughter, Jean Barnes of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Richard Linker
of Parma, Ohio, Raymond Linker of California and Charles M. Linker; a
sister, Alma Crowder; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Vaughn Funeral
Home in Bowling Green, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
    Visitation at the funeral home will be after 2 p.m. Sunday."

Louisville Courier
Journal, dated, 25 Dec 1995.

"NEW ALBANY - Vurile G. Almon, 93, died Sunday in Jeffersonville.
   She was a former employee of the old I.C.I. Americas in Charlestown
and a member of Silver Street United Methodist Church.
   Survivors:  a daughter, Betty S. Keeton; four grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
   Funeral:  10 a.m. Wednesday, Seabrook-Dieckmann & Naville Market
Street.  Burial: Fairview.  Visitation:  5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 14, 2000
p. A4

John Raymond 'Ray' Linskey
John Raymond Linskey of Bellevue died Dec. 16, 1999, at Del-Mar Woods
Adult Home in Bellevue.  He was 89.
Mr. Linskey was born April 13, 1910, in Fisher, Minn.  He attended school
in Minnesota.  He had lived in Bellevue for 12 years.
He married Ethel Pieper on Feb. 20, 1932, in Kansas City,  Mo.  His wife
died June 29, 1998.
Mr. Linskey worked as an electrician in Minnesota and Portland, Ore., and
was also an electrical maintenance supervisor for Oregon Steel Mills in
Portland before retiring in 1973.  He invented and patented the Jet-Grate
smoking pipe and was a member and president of West Union School Board in
Hillsboro, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Mr. Linskey enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, riding horses wiht his
daughter and attending her horse show activities.
Mr. Linskey is survived by his daughter, Jan Linskey Fluter of Bellevue;
sister Kay Percell of Gladstone, Ore.; one granddaughter; and one
No services will be held.
Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western and
Central Washington State Chapter, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle,
WA 98125.
Green Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 14, 2000
p. A4

Ruth Clayton Dale
Ruth Clayton Dale of Bellevue, died Jan. 7, 2000.  She was 89.
Mrs. Dale was born April 30, 1910, in Salt Lake City.  She married W.
Julian Wright in 1929 in Salt Lake City.  She married her second husband,
Dr. David W. Dale, in 1950 in Seattle.
Mrs. Dale owned and operated the Mode O'Day store, a women's apparel
store, in the original outdoor Bellevue Square from 1952-1958.
The couple lived on the site where the Bellevue Hilton is now until 1966.
They enjoyed raising and breeding championship field trial dogs, gardening,
fishing and bird hunting.
Her husband died in 1988.
She is survived by her sons, Glenn C. Wright of Bellevue, William J.
Wright of Edmonds and Charles C. Dale of University Place; daughter Deva
Fjelsted of Raymond; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A family gathering was held earlier.
Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.
Green's Bellevue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Held for Pioneer
special to the Star - Telegram,
Grandview,TX Feb 25,1938-- Funeral services were conducted at Auburn Methodist Church seven miles east of Grandview Thursday for Mrs. M J Boyd, 96, who died at the home of a daughter in Fort Davis Wednesday.

Mrs. Boyd , the mother of 13 children, was born in Arkansas.  She moved to Texas with her family in 1846 to settle in Anderson County.  She married James Gordon D. Boyd at Jacksonville and the couple moved with their children to Erath County in 1861.

Mr. Boyd joined the Confederate Army and served four years.

Immediately after the war the family moved to the Grandview country and most of the children were born there.  The children were educated at  nearby Trinity University.

Mr. Boyd purchased a ranch in Mexico and the family lived there until the Mexican revolution , in 1912.  The ranch, called "Cerretas." still is owned by the estate.

Since Mr. Boyd died, a few years ago, Mrs. Boyd spent most of her time with her son, G D Boyd , at Grandview.  She had been at the home of her daughter the last two years.

Survivors include three other sons, JJ Boyd, Hillsboro, NM , A J Boyd, Pecos, and Leroy Boyd, Anson, two daughters, Mrs. RL Irving, Fort Davis, and Mrs. Lillie Hoghburg, San Diego, Cal.  and a brother J B Ingle , Grandview.

Mrs. Boyd has a cousin , Capt. A J ( Jack) Ingle, Grandview, who will be 90 next July.  At Jacksonville her cousin , Mrs. Melvina Ingle Chessire, is 104 years old.

Catherine Anna Shivers
SHIVERS - At residence 933 Jackson Avenue, Monday morning June 23 1947, at
3:00 o'clock, Mrs. H.F. Shivers, aged 52 years. Wife of H.F. Shivers; mother
of Raymond and Eugene Shivers; daughter of P.J. Oneill; sister of Mrs. W.T.
Johnson and Mrs. D.A. Scruggs, all of this city. Funeral cortege will
proceed from the National Funeral Home 1177 Union Avenue tommorrow
(Wednesday) morning at 10:00 o'clock. Requiem mass will be celebrated at
Little Flower Catholic Church (corner Jackson Avenue and Belvedere St.) at
10:30 o'clock. Friends are invited. Internment in Calvary Cemetery.
Memphis Tennessee.

Mrs. Eddie Maude Redditt, 84 of 9454 Raleigh LaGrange Road, widow of Charles
Albert Redditt, at 6:30 am today at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of
Bethany Christian Church. She leaves three sons, William R. Redditt, Albert
P Redditt and Eddie Gene Redditt, all of Cordova Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs.
Jewel Baker of Cordova, a sister, Mrs. Buena Hamby of Ellendale; 11
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Collierville Funeral Home in
Date unknown.

Mrs. Evelyn Shivers, 55 of 651 Rouge Bluff, Apt 2, widow of Robert Shivers,
died Monday at her home. Family Mortuary has charge. She leaves a son,
Ronnie Shivers, her mother, Mrs. Estella McNary, and four sisters, Mrs Annie
V Hilliard, Mrs Mary E Davis, Mrs. Geraldine Hooker and Miss Eloise McNary,
all of Memphis, four brothers, Jessie McNary Jr of Waco Texas, Robert Lee
Bryant and Joe Bryant, both of Gary Ind. and John L Bryant of Memphis
Date April-17-1984

Mrs. Emma Shivers McPherson, 91 of Memphis died Friday at Germantown
Community Hospital-Methodist East. Services will be at 10 am Monday at
Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park. She was a member of
Raleigh Christian Church and a former member of Daughters of the United
Confederacy. Mrs McPherson, the widow of William Eldridge McPherson, leaves
a daughter, Mrs Velma Howard of Memphis, a son, William E McPherson Jr. of
Germantown, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family asks
that any memorials be made to Raleigh Christian Church.
Date Feb-22-1991

Lebert Allen Shivers, 17 of Marion. Leaves his mother, Mrs Betty Shivers,
his father Lloyd Shivers and a brother, Bryan Shivers, all of Mario, his
grandparents, Mrs Bessie Reesor of Heber Springs and Mr. and Mrs Walter
Rimer of West Memphis Ark.
Date Aug-27-1978

Napoleon A. Strickland. of 749 Freeman will be buried in Memorial Park this
afternoon. Christian Science services will be read at 1 PM at Cosmopolitan
Funeral Home by Mrs Evelyn D Grove. Mr. Strickland died Friday night at his
home, He was 68. He was born in Lee City Ky and had lived in Memphis about
27 years. He had worked as a barber and was formerly in the real estate
business associated with R.N. Wallace. He was a Christian Scientist and a
Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs ILA Pendergrass Strickland, two sons, Roger B
Strickland of Memphis and Eric L Strickland of Knoxville, a daughter Mrs
Jeannetta Underwood of Middletown Ohio, two brothers, John H Strickland of
Dayton Ohio and Fletis Strickland of North Carolina and a sister, Mrs Alice
Woods of Franklin Ohio.
Dated Aug 15 1954

Minneapolis Tribune - page 8, dated Jan. 1, 1911.

Larson - Ellen Engeberg Larson, aged 27 years, died Saturday at her home, 2517 Seventh street
south.  She is survived by her husband, one son, and a daughter.  Services from the home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Foss - Mrs. Julia Foss, aged 31 years, died Friday at Minnetonka Mills.  She is survived by her husband and one child.  Services from the residence Monday at 1:30p.m.  Interment in Layman's

Ryan - Mrs. Ellen Ryan, aged 51 years, died Friday at the family residence, 556 Seventh avenue
north.  Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from Immaculate Conception chruch.  Interment in Calvary
cemetery in St. Paul.

Onstad - Mrs. Anna Onstad, aged 90 years, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.
Mentney. 413 Grand Street east.  She is survived by three (??) daughters and four sons.
Services from residence Tuesday 2 p.m. Interment in Layman's cemetery.

Day - William Day, aged 64 years, died at his home.  3532 Third avenue south, Saturday.
Services under the auspices of James Bryant Post No. 119, F. A. R., from the home Tuesday at
10:30 a.m. Interment in Lakewood cemetery.

Bailey - Anna (?) Lorretta Bailey, aged 22 years, died in Los Angeles, Saturday.  Funeral from
residence of her mother, Mrs. William C. Bailey, 1023 Seventeenth avenue south-????.  One
brother, George C. Bailey and two sisters, Mrs. Paul D. Carpenter and Mrs. Mary L. Evans
survive.  Funeral notice later.

Holton - Mrs. F. E. Holton, aged 45 years, wife of Frank E. Holton, died Saturday in ????? Cal.  She was born in Weywaga (?) Wis., in 1863 and lived in Minneapolis about (unreadable
sentence).... for the last eight months.  She is survived by three children, Russel, Helen, and Murlen.  Funeral announcement later.

Magnuson - Jennie Magnuson, aged 53 years, died Saturday at her home, 1011 Washington avenue
south.  She is survived by her husband, one son, Fred Magnuson, and a daughter, Mrs. H. A.
Aberg.  Services from Moers & Lindquist undertaking rooms and from St. An?garius church,
Nineteenth avenue south and Fifth street, Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Interment in Lakewood cemetery.

Old Settler Passes Away - Peter Gerber, aged 81 years, 1201 Main Street
northeast, died Saturday.  He was born in Germany, Feb. 14, 1829.  He came to America in 1856 and settled in St. Paul.  In 1866 he removed to Minneapolis, then called St. Anthony, and lived here ever since.  He is survived by his wife, five sons, Michael A., Mathias H., Joseph W., John J., and Peter F., and by one daughter, Mrs. John F. Wallerius.  Funeral from St. Boniface church, Seventh avenue, northeast and Second street, Tuesday at 9a.m.

Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington
January 15, 2000
p. A4

Ann Sherburne Hawes
        Ann Sherburne Hawes of Mercer Island died Jan. 11, 2000, at Virginia
Mason Hospital in Seattle.  She was 82.
        Mrs. Hawes was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Browning, Mont.   She graduated
from Broadway High School in Seattle in 1934 and from the University of
Washington in 1938.  She had lived on the Eastside for 55 years.
        She married Kinne M. Hawes on July 8, 1939, in Seattle.
        A homemaker, Mrs. Hawes was a member of Chi Omega sorority and a
of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where she was involved in many activities.  She
enjoyed playing bridge, razor clam digging and ocean beach life, reading, and
attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events.
        Mrs. Hawes is survived by her sons Kinne F. Hawes of Shoreline and
Hawes and Jeff Hawes, both of Seattle, stepbrothers Clint Bloxom of Bellevue
and Robert Bloxom of Sequim; and six grandchildren.
        A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal
        Remembrances may be made to Hope Heart Institute, 556 18th Ave.,
Seattle, WA 98122, or the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 4400 86th
S.E., Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Carson City Morning Appeal; October 15, 1902; 312:

by Himself Years Ago.

 Samuel Baker, whose death is elsewhere recorded in this paper, was born in
Belfast, Ireland, December 1, 1829.  He came to America, a sailor boy, at the
age of fifteen, landing in New York, and was soon among the most ardent
lovers and faithful citizens of the great republic.  As a mariner he sailed
in American ships across the Atlantic ocean, visiting the principal seaports
of Europe and America, and was in the war with Mexico.  He was on the U. S.
transport ship Monterey, of Vera Cruz, at the time of the siege, this was in

November 8, 1848, he sailed from New York for California on the U. S.
transport ship Iowa, in company with eight other transport ships, having 350
U. S. troops on board under command of General Bennet F. Riley, the first
provisional Governor of California, under the acquisition of that territory
by the United States, his flag ship and head quarters being the Iowa, with
himself and the regimental band on board.  The fleet make the voyage
propitiously by way of Cape Horn, touching at Rio Janeiro and Valparaiso, and
arriving at San Francisco, March 14, 1849.

Subsequently Baker sailed in coasting service for a short time between San
Francisco and Santa Cruz, then struck out for the California gold diggings up
the Sacramento river, reaching Sutters Fort in June of that memorable year.
He traveled up to Smiths' Bar on the American river, just below Doten's Bar,
where he met with merely average mining success, and for about twenty years
he was backward and forward between the mining region and salt water.  He
visited Oregon in 1851 and for about a year after he got back was employed as
overseer at the Califorina (sic) State prison at San Quentin.

In July 1860, he came to Nevada from Benecia as wagon master with a train of
thirty-five U. S. government wagons, loaded with supplies for Fort Churchill.
 Subsequently he went with the California column, 3500 soldiers to Arizona,
where he was post wagon master at Tuscon, for several months.  For about four
years he rode pony express between Fort Yuma and San Diego, across desert
wastes and among hostle Indians and on his return to California took a wagon
train out to Star City, Humboldt county, in this State, for Col. C. F.
Snowden and Majoy Kyle.

In August 1863, Baker came to the Comstock lode, and soon got into regular
employment as brakeman at the hoisting works of the Gould & curry, Savage,
Yellow Jacket and other leading mines, following this occupation for about
ten years.  Then by way of variety, he turned his attention to the police
department and became city jailer at Virginia.

At an early hour in the morning of August 14, 1872, he, with others of the
police, detected a burglar on the roof of a C street saloon and in trying to
climb up an awning post after the fellow, Baker accidentally fell, striking
heavily on his shoulders and back.  Partial paralysis was the result
seriously affecting his limbs and lower part of the body; and so contimuing
to te(sic) time of his death.

He recovered sufficiently in about a year after his accident to serve as
watchman in the U. S. Mint Carson, for two or three years, and subsequently
kept a small cigar and variety store.

He married at Benecia in 1858 and leaves a son, formerly yard master on the
S. P. R. R. at Wadsworth, and a daughter, married at Butte, Mont, also five
grandchildren, all born in Carson City.

His last desire was that he should be buried under the auspices of the old
Pacific Coast Pioneers; and Native Sons of the Golden West.

The foregoing biographical obituary sketch was written from his own
dictation, heading and all, about eight years ago, at the earnest request of
old Sam himself, who evidently felt that his day of dissolution was not far
away, and wished to leave himself satisfactorily recorded.  He died with that
continued happy assurance and his surviving relatives may also be happily
assured that his last days ended amid homelike surroundings, peacefully and

 On December 21, 1966, NINA (nee Platounaris), of 5603 Denwood avenue;
beloved wife of Costas N. Mitsos,  devoted mother of Kitsa Mitsos and sister
of Messrs. Simon and John Platounaris.
 Funeral from Matthews Funeral Home, 3021 Eastern avenue (at Decker avenue),
on Friday, 10:15 A.M.  Services at the Greek  Orthodox Church of the
Annuniation at 11 A.M.  Interment in the Greek Orthodox Cemetery.  The family
request friends call from 6 to 9 P.M.
(The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 29, 1966)

 On December 26, 1966, ALBERT, beloved husband of the late Bertha Musk,
devoted father of Mrs. Joseph E. Kaufman, Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Gertrude
Miller, of Atlantic City, N.N. and Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs Elmer L. Sydney, of
Baltimore, and the late Laura Helen Gaybis, of Baltimore.  Also survived by
nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 Services at Sol Levinson and Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown road (at
Pinkney), on Thursday, December 29, at 11 A.M.  Interment United Hebrew
Cemetery, Moses Montiflore Woodmoor Hebrew Congregation, Washington
Boulevard.  Please omit flowers.  In mourning at 3413 Old Court road.
(The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 29, 1966)

 Beth El Congregation deeply regrets teh passing of our beloved member,
ALBERT MUSK.  We extend our sincere sympathy to the family.
            MILTON ROSEMAN,
( The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 29, 1966)

 On December 27,  1966,  STANISHLAUS B., of 6905 Railway avenue, Graceland
Park, beloved husband of the late Veronica Przyborowski and beloved father of
Mr. Stanley J. Przyborowski; also survived by tow grandchildern.
 Funeral services at the Walter Dabrowski Funeral Home, 1005 Dundalk avenue
(at O'Donnell street) on Saturday at 8 A.M.  Requiem High Mass at Sacred
Heart of Mary Church at 9 A.M.  Interment Holy Rosary Cemetery.  Friends may
call from 20 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
(The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 29, 1966)

 On December 27, 1966, MARY J. (nee Kaiserski), of 88 Mellor avenue,
Catonsville, beloved wife of Harry Quillin and mother of Mrs. Hazel V. Witte.
  Prayers at MacNabb & Son, 301 Frederick road, at Beltway exit 13,
Catonsville, on Friday at 8:30 A.M.  Requiem Mass at St. Mark's Church at 9
A.M.  Interment in Cathedral Cemetery.  Visiting hours from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9
(The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, December 29, 1966)

 On December 27, 1966, LEILA A. (nee Willis), of 4505 Frederick avenue,
beloved wife of Charles W. Rites and loving mother of Gloria A. Byrne, Lois
J. Espey, Charlotte R. Martin, Ronald E., Charles J., Thomas W., Daniel, and
Jancie O'Brien.  Mrs. Rites is also survived by twenty grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at the G.Truman Schwab Funeral Home of
Irvington, 3512 Frederick avenue, on Friday at 10 A.M.  Entombment in
Lorraine Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
(The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland,   December 29, 1966)

 On December 26, 1966, WILLIAM F. of 1621 E. 32nd street, beloved husband of
the late Dora B. Raecklein, devoted father of Mr. Raymond W. Rock and Mrs.
Dorothy A. Berg, grandfather of Wayne Berg, and father-in-law of Wayne.
 Funeral services at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home Inc., 5305 Harford road
at Echodale on Thursday at 2 P.M.  Interment in the Moreland Memorial Park

John Robb Passes Away
(he died in Washington State in 1911)

Another pioneer has answered the call to his last reward.  At two-o'clock
p.m. last Thursday February 9th, JOHN ROBB of Norman departed this life
full of years and cheered by the happy thought that his life's work has
been satisfactory.  The deceased passed away at the home of his brother,
ROBERT ROBB at Norman where the funeral services were conducted at 12:30
last Sunday by the Rev. N.E. Wood of the M.E. Church of Stanwood, at the
home of ROBERT ROBB.  The last services were attended by a large concourse
of friends of the deceased at the grave, who in face of inclement weather
gathered from Everett, Snohomish, Arlington and all the portions of the
Stillaguamish Valley to pay respects to a life-long friend, neighbor and
pioneer of Snohmish County.  The floral offerings were profuse and attested
the high esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew him.  Burial
services were held at the grave in the Florence Cemetery where the remains
were laid to rest in the shadow of the forest which always held for the
deceased in life many happy reflections of the early pioneer days when he
first settled on his farm when but one other white man lived on the river
above him.
The deceased was born in the County of Armagh, Ireland, January 28th, 1837
and at the time of his death seventy-four years of age and twelve days old.
When four years of age he moved with his parents to Perth County, Ontario
which was then a wilderness and there resided until he reached manhood's
estate.  When he heard of the gold fields of the Fraser River and departed
thence in search of gold as many others did at the time.  This journey was
made by way of Isthmus of Panama to San Francisco and not receiving much
encouragement on the gold output on the Fraser at the time, he came to
Puget Sound where  he remained for the most part until his death.  In 1874
he formed a partnership with Robert Hamell in logging on the Snohmish
River.  In 1876 he took up the present land near Norman which was his home
at the time of his death.  Frequently he encountered difficulties
incidental to pioneer life when all freight and passenger travel was done
by boat and barges up and down the river in these trying times the dehoused
all adversities with courage and fortitude which is characteristic of the
early settlers.
The deceased was never married and leaves to mourn his loss, his brother
ROBERT ROBB of Norman who remained at his bedside till the end ISAIAH ROBB
of Palmerston, Ontario and a sister ISABELLE ROWE of Verden Manitoba.  He
was a man of high character with an intense honesty of purpose and yielded
not to any manner of transaction that savored of ill treatment or injustice
to his fellow-man.  He had a forbearance for those who sought to injure him
by word or deed and always lent a helping hand to those who needed
assistance in the battle of life.  His demise will cause a vacant place in
his circle of friends that can't be filled.  His stories of the early
settlers will be heard no more, but his deeds will live in the hearts of
his friends as an echo from the other shore.

Thursday, January 6, 2000
Gene BURKS, 68, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Fort

Buddy O'Brian BRANHAM, 61,  of Sallisaw, was born June 21, 1938, in the
Brushy community, to George O'Brian BRANHAM and Erma (HALL) BRANHAM. He died
Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark.  He married Edra Faye AMES Jan. 3,
1961, in Stilwell. She preceded him in death Jan. 19, 1998. SOUTHERLAND,

Sylvia B. CAUGHMAN, 92, of Sallisaw was born July 29, 1907, in Marble City,
to Joe and Nancy Jane (BREWER) HINTON. She died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in
Sallisaw. . She married Johnny Elbert CAUGHMAN Aug. 26, 1929, in Sallisaw.
He preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1986. HENRY, DOTSON, McDANIEL,MERRIOT,

Col. Thom GRAYWOLF, 69, of Sallisaw was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Memphis,
Tenn., to Tommy Alfred STONE Sr.. He died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Sallisaw.

Jerry Lee COLE, 51, of Blackwell, formerly of Barnsdall, was born Aug. 23,
1948, in Barnsdall, to Arthur and Evelyn (TULLUCK) COLE. He died Friday,
Dec. 31, 1999, in Muskogee.WADE, THOMAS, SMITH, TULLOCK

Thell F. KELLY, 92, of Alma, Ark., died Satruday, Jan. 1, 2000, in a local

Alma Swaim MOORE, 91, of Van Buren, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in an
Oklahoma nursing home. HICKS, REESE, ETTINGER

Betty "Tiney" McCOLLUM, 72, of Tulsa died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in

 Darell Gene STROUP, 62, of Marble City was born March 27, 1937, in Muskogee
to Arch and Josie (HONEYCUTT) STROUP. He died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in

Ethel (COUCH) LEEP, 90, of Vian, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Vian. was
born Dec. 8, 1909, in Cherokee County, to Irvin and Burchey (SMITH) COUCH.

Dave Edward STEPHENS. 90, of Gore was born June 22, 1909, in Quinton, to
Andrew and Daisy Mae (HENSON) STEPHENS. He died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in

Betty G. SHAW, 68, of Fort Smith, Ark. died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Fort

James Lee TALBOTT, 85, of Sallisaw was born March 24, 1914, in Reedle, W.V.,
to George and Bessie (SMITH) TALBOTT. He died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in

Lafayette Courier Oregon


  At the residence of his son, near St. Paul's Mission, Marion County, Oregon, January 23, 1866, DANIEL MURPHY, aged 66 years.

  At Roseburg, Oregon, January 29, 1866, SARAH ROSE, wife of Aaron ROSE, aged 45 years.

  In Corvallis, Oregon February 1, 1866, R.S. LIPSCOMB, aged 27 years.
  The sudden death of Mr. LIPSCOMB has deprived the community in which he lived of a most estimable citizen, his friends and relatives of an honest and faithful friend and associate, and the Masonic fraternity of one of its brightest members. Several members of the Lodge in this city went to Corvallis and attended his funeral on the last Friday.

  In Yreka, June 3, 1865, Mrs. SIBLEY A. SMITH, wife of Janes SMITH, of Salem, Oregon, aged 24 years 2 months and 29 days.

  Died April 18, 1867 of croup and sore throat, ERMINE LUCRETTA BAKER, eldest daughter of A. J. and M. A. BAKER, at the age of  6 years 8 months and 14 days.

  At Roseburg, MARY A. BEALE, wife of Colonel Thomas J. BEALE, on January 28, 1866, aged 30 years.
  This was one of the most estimable ladies in Oregon and her early decease is universally lamented by those who knew her.

  At his residence in Spring Valley, Polk County, on January 20, 1866, BARTHOLMEW SODEN aged 58 years and 2 months.

  North Yamhill, Oregon, October 20, 1867, WM. S. LAUGHLIN, eldest son of John and Susanan LAUGHLIN, 21 years 5 months and 6 days.

  JESSE HENDERSON  b. August 27, 1802 in Kentucky, died August 23, 1867 at his residence in Yamhill County, 7 miles west of Lafayette of typhoid fever.

  January 24, 1868, Mrs. SUSANNAH SCHUCK, 85 years 5 days, mother of Andrew SCHUCK

George S. Baylor 97 of Stewartsville, NJ died Jan. 7th.
He was a toolmaker in the rock drill experimental department of the
Ingersoll-Rand Co, in Phillipsburg retiring in1967. Born April 28, 1902 in
Anderson, NJ. He was the son of William P. & Elizabeth Lewis Baylor. He
resided in Stewartsville since 1917. He was the member of the Stewartsville
Presbyterian Church. His wife was the former Clara Tierney, died in 1972.He
is survived by 2 daughters, Gladys J.& Jean L., 6 grandchildren & 5
A daughter Elizabeth Weiss, 3 brothers, Frank, Lewis & Robert. & 2 sisters,
Ada Schamp & Helen Moulton , deceased.

Beaumont Journal   Oct. 3, 1962


     Funeral services for Mrs. I.D. Polk sr., 94, of 1315 Calder, will be
conducted Thursday at 10:a.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The Rev.
Charles Wyatt Brown, rector, will officiate and burial will be in
Magnolia Cemetery.
      Mrs. Polk died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in her home where she had lived
66 years. She lived in Beaumont 68 years and confined most of her
activities to St. Mark's Church where she was a member and her home.
       The body was taken to her home Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will
remain there until time for the services.
        Pallbearers are to be I.D. Polk, Joe E. Polk, James Sims Polk and
Roland Polk.
        The Broussard Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


    "Mrs. gerald Chiniski, 37, wife of Gerald Chinkiski, technical supervisor
of Radio Station KXYZ, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a Houston hospital.
    Mrs. Chiniski, who lived at 1511 Marshall, had been a resident of Houston
35 years, coming from (East) Columbia.  she was a lifelong member of St.
Paul's Methodist church and a member of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, her grandfather, Andrew BORUM, having served under Gen. Robert
E. Lee during the Civil War.  She attended Rice Institute.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Maureen Elizabeth
Chiniski; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Curson, all of Houston; her
brother, C. F. Curson Jr. of Angleton, and a sister, Mrs. H. C. Heath of
    The Perry funeral home will announce funeral arrangements."

"CURSON--F. Owen Curson Jr., 62, of 2927 Jarrard, passed away in a local
hospital Sauturday.  Native of West Columbia, Texas.  Resident of Houston 60
years.  Member of the First Christian Church.  Retired Grocery man, having
spent over 25 years with Gordon-Sewall Grocery Co.  Survivors:  Daughter,
Mrs. Betty C. (Tommy) HALL; sister, Mrs. W. H. SMITH; sister-in-law, Mrs. E.
H. Hight, all of Houston; a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral chapel with the Rev. A. E.
Ellis officiating.  Interment Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.  Active
pallbearers:  Gregg WILLIAMS, Otto H. VOGT, Holland H. RAMEY, Donald J.
CURSON, Louis B. GAMBRELL, E. Harold HIGH.  Honorary pallbearers:  W. D.
COOPER, W. H. SMITH, L. C. HEACKER, M. C. HURT, J. M. GEE, and the deacons of
the First Christian Church.  Forest Park Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale Avenue,
WA 8-5141"

1915 Death Notice from newspaper clipping:
James Robison, aged 80 years, died at 6:00 o'clock this (Thursday) morning at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Z. C. Kent.  Mr. Robison took sick about one
week ago with pneumonia and was in a critical condition until overcome by
death.  While he has made his home here with his daughters for the past few
years the greater part of his life was spent in and about Philo.
The surviving relatives are his wife, who is 74 years of age and who is
seriously ill at this time, 4 sons and 4 daughters: Robert and William of
Philo, George of Newark and Charles of Crooksville, and Mrs. Z. C. and H. D.
Kent and Mrs. Isaac Neff of Crooksville, and Mrs. Daisy Bradshaw of
Asheville, North Carolina and a large number of grandchildren.  Word has been
received from Mrs. Daisy Bradshaw at Asheville that on account of sickness
she will be unable to attend the funeral.
Funeral services will be held at the house at 10 o'clock by Rev. P. E.
Kemper, and will leave on the 12:15 train for Philo where funeral services
will be in the M. E. church.  Interment in the Duncan Falls cemetry.  (Date
of notice not identified but, would be early March 1915).

Obituary.  James T. Robison, son of Josiah and Katherine Robison; was born in
Muskingum County, Ohio, August the 22 1834, departed this life at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Z.C. Kent in Crooksville, O., March the 4th 1915, aged
eighty years six months and ten days.  Mr. Robison was united in the bonds of
Holy Wedlock with Miss Elizabeth M. Terril, July 4th, 1859, at Zanesville,
Ohio, by the Rev. Kirkum.  To which union there was born eight children; four
girls and four boys, all of whom with the aged and invalid companion and
mother live to grieve the departure of a loving and kind companion and
father.  Mr. Robison leaves to mourn their loss, twenty-seven grand and six
great-grand children, one brother and three sisters, with a host of relatives
and friends.
Mr. Robison had been sick but one week.  The writer called on him some days
since and found a very touching scene, lying in bed to one side of the room
brother Robison; and on the other side of the room was his aged companion,
both suffering with the dread disease, pneumonia.  He succomed to the dread
enemy, she still tarrys with us.  "God bless and sustain her."  All that kind
loving friends could do was done, but to no avail, and they one and all bow
to humble submission to His Divine will.  Brother Robison was never happier
than when some of the church would call and talk of the goodiness of God and
pray with him.  He being especially pleased on Monday and Tuesday nights of
this week, when some men of the M. E. church called and sang beautiful songs
and prayed with him.  After they departed, he would spend some moments naming
them over to his friends.  Just before he passed away he told them, and
turning to his aged companion, said it will not be long before I go home, and
she, his aged wife, answered it will not be long till I shall join you, he
answered her, there will be room for you, turned his face to the wall, placed
his hands over his face and went to be with Jesus.  How blessed.  I know that
my Redeemer lives:  What joy the blest assurance gives!  He lives, he lives,
who once was dead;  He lives, my ever lasting Head!  He lives, and grants me
daily breath;  He lives, and I shall conquer death;  He lives,  my mansion to
prepare;  He lives, to bring me safely there.  He lives, all glory to His
name;  He lives, my Savior the same.  What joy, the blest assurance gives, I
know that my Redeemer lives.
Written by Samuel Medley.

Island Pond Herald.

Monday morning the community was again saddened by the news of the death
of another one of our highly respected young men, Leon JOHNSON, son of
N. M. JOHNSON, a brakeman for the Grand Trunk Railroad, who was killed
in a railroad accident last Sunday night in Gorham.  His roommate, D. D.
MATHERSON, was killed the Monday previous.  John was a member of the 1st
Vermont Infantry during the last Spanish War.

April 6, 1904 - Charles LYON, keeper of an alleged disorderly house, was
shot and instantly killed near his home in Bloomfield, Vermont last
Thursday evening.  Reuben BRONSON, a neighbor of the dead man, is bound
over for trial by Grand Jury as a result of the preliminary hearing.

June 7, 1905 - Mrs. Elenor STEVENS of Bloomfield died at her home last
Thursday morning after long and wasting illness.  She was 90 years old
and the oldest person in town.

E.C. "Bully" CARTER, 79, of Webbers Falls was born May `19, 1920, in
Canadian, to Jim Dee CARTER and Maudie "Rhodden" CARTER. He died Saturday,
Dec. 25, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Muskogee. He
married Rena JONES March 18, 1942, in Webbers Falls. MULLINS, RISLEY

Garland W. CHEEK, 82, of Sallisaw  was  born Sept. 13, 1917, near Sallisaw,
to Beautine Douglas "Beaut" CHEEK and Stella (PETERS) CHEEK. He died
Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Sallisaw.  He married Maxine HARPER Aug. 10,
1942, in San Diego. She preceded him in death Aug. 31, 1990. MITCHELL,

F.B. "Fritz" CHERRY, 90, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Roland, died
Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in Bakersfield. TATTHAM, HASKIN,GREEN,EFURD, BEATY,

Ruby Elizabeth CULLUM, 90, of Sallisaw died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, in
Sallisaw.Mrs. CULLUM was born Feb. 18, 1909, in Sallisaw, to James Fernando
Jack ANDERSON and Elizabeth (SCOGGINS) ANDERSON. She married James Everett
Buck CULLUM Aug. 29, 1925, in Sallisaw. He preceded her in death Jan. 21,

Donald DEES, 50, of Keota was born Sept. 28, 1949, in Bakersfield, Calif.,
to Stanford and Fern (CERRY) DEES. He died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, in

Irene GANTT, 67, of Muldrow were born May 27, 1932, in Stilwell, to Evitt
and Evelyn (WALKINGSTICK) SEATON. She died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Fort

Essie Mae GIBBONS, 83, of Muldrow was born Dec. 5, 1916, in the Cottonwood
community, to John B. OWENS and America Lucinda (WANN) OWENS. She died
Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Fort Smith, Ark. A homemaker, Mrs. Gibbons
attended the Cottonwood Free Will Baptist Church. She married James Elbert
"Elb" OWENS(GIBBONS) May 8, 1936, in the Paw Paw bottoms. He preceded her in

Lena C. GOODWIN of Wiser died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at her home.

Eugene G. HOLT, 70, of Security, Colo., formerly of Sallisaw, was born Sept.
29, 1929, in Ames, to John and Vina (ADAMS) HOLT. He died Wednesday, Dec.
22, 1999, in Colorado Springs, Colo.. He married his wife, Ruby June, Dec.
3, 1955, in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Tommy O. JAMES, 76, of the Gum springs community, died Thursday, Dec.
23, 1999, in Fort Smith, Ark. The Rev. JAMES was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Gum
Springs, to Tom E. JAMES and Sarah Gertrude (GOINS) JAMES. He married Callie
Eunice RISLEY July 8, 1944, in Sallisaw.

Roy ROBERTSON, 85, of Marble City was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Marble City, to
Grover Cleveland ROBERTSON and Elizabeth (WALLACE) ROBERTSON. He died
Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Julia Adeline Belle
YOUNG in 1939 in Sallisaw. She preceded him in death Sept. 8, 1983.

Anna Mignon RUSSELL, 92, of Vian born Jan. 25, 1907, in Heber Springs, Ark.,
to Collie Carl YANCEY and Mollie (DODDS) YANCEY. She died Thursday, Dec. 23,
1999, in Sallisaw. She married Albert Nolan RUSSELL Nov. 17, 1924, in Beggs.
He preceded her in death March 23, 1987. THOMASON, SAENZ.,

Curtis Lee SMITH, 76, of Haywood died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, in the
McAlester Regional Health Center in McAlester. was born May 17, 1923, in
Gore, to Andrew and Lulu Mae (COOK) SMITH. He married Venita Mae McGEE June
3, 1955, in Waterford, Calif., LEYDECKER, PIPIDES, BENNETT, HEDDON, KING,

Vivian Louise SMITH, 71, of Sallisaw born Nov. 23, 1928, in Oklahoma City,
to Joseph and Bessie (LAXTON) LAMBETH. She died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in
Sallisaw.. She married Wren Robert SMITH Sr. Oct. 5, 1946, in Las Vegas. He
preceded her in death Jan. 20,1988. HANCOCK, RICHARDSON, COFFEY, LAMBETH,

Lorene THOMAS, 66, of Sallisaw  was born July 14, 1933, in Webbers Falls, to
George Harvey NEW and Euna Audrey (POLLARD) NEW. She died Wednesday, Dec.
22, 1999, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married J. B. THOMAS June 29, 1950, in

Franklin T. Wilkerson, 75, of Vian died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Vian.
He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Pawhuska to Hattie (WILKERSON) FRANZ.  LABOUGH

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