Monday, December 31, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Robert Burns, Standard English Translation

Old Long Past

Chorus.
And for old long past, my joy (sweetheart),
For old long past,
We will take a cup of kindness yet,
For old long past,

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And days of old long past.

And surely you will pay for your pint-vessel!
And surely I will pay for mine!
And we will take a cup of kindness yet,
For old long past.

We two have run about the hillsides
And pulled the wild daisies fine;
But we have wandered many a weary foot
Since old long past.

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till noon;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since old long past.

And there is a hand, my trusty friend!
And give me a hand of yours!
And we will take a right good-will drink,
For old long past.


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Robert Burns' Original

Auld Lang Syne

Chorus.
And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.

Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS, ONE AND ALL: The Reason for the Season



Luke 2:1-20 (New International Version)
Luke 2
The Birth of Jesus
(1) In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (2) (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) (3) And everyone went to his own town to register.
(4) So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. (5) He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. (6) While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, (7) and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels
(8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (9) An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. (10) But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. (11) Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. (12) This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
(13) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
(14) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

(15) When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

(16) So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. (17) When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, (18) and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. (19) But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (20) The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday (we're late!), the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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WILLIAMS, Richard, (1836 - 1914)

WILLIAMS, Richard, a Representative from Oregon; born in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, November 15, 1836; attended the common schools; moved to Monroe County, Oreg., in 1851; was educated at the Willamette University, Salem, Oreg.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Kirbyville, Josephine County, Oreg.; moved to Portland, Oreg., in 1865 and practiced law; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg.; elected a member of the Portland School Board in 1890 and served for twenty years; died in Portland, Oreg., June 19, 1914; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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TONGUE, Thomas H., (1844 - 1903)

TONGUE, Thomas H., a Representative from Oregon; born in Lincolnshire, England, June 23, 1844; attended the public schools in England; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Washington County, Oreg., November 23, 1859; attended Tualatin (Wash.) Academy, and was graduated from the Pacific University, Forest Grove, Washington County, Oreg., in 1868; moved to Hillsboro, Washington County, Oreg., in 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Hillsboro; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1890; served in the State senate 1888-1892; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; again chairman of the Republican State convention, in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death; chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses); had been reelected to the Fifty-eighth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1903; interment in the private family cemetery adjoining the Masonic Cemetery at Hillsboro, Oreg.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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STOCKMAN, Lowell, (1901 - 1962)

STOCKMAN, Lowell, a Representative from Oregon; born on a farm near Helix, Umatilla County, Oreg., April 12, 1901; attended the public schools at Pendleton, Oreg.; was graduated from Oregon State University at Corvallis in 1922; engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1922; member of the Pendleton School Board and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; resumed farming until 1959; member of the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission, 1956-1959; vice president of Oregon Fiber Products, Inc., and treasurer of Pilot Rock Lumber Co.; moved to Bellevue, Wash., in 1959 and operated a trailer court until his death August 9, 1962; interment on University of Washington property near Pack Forest, Wash.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! PROCLAMATIONS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

http://www.allabouthistory.org/thanksgiving-history.htm

Thanksgiving History – The Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America: a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor--and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me `to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.'

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions--to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn [sic] kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease [sic] of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington

Thanksgiving History – The Day

Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence [sic], have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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SINNOTT, Nicholas John, (1870 - 1929)

SINNOTT, Nicholas John, a Representative from Oregon; born in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., December 6, 1870; attended the public schools and Wasco Independent Academy at The Dalles; was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1892; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice at The Dalles, Oreg.; elected to the State senate in 1909 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his resignation effective May 31, 1928; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Sixty-sixth through Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Patents (Seventieth Congress); appointed by President Coolidge on April 18, 1928, as a judge of the United States Court of Claims, at Washington, D.C., in which capacity he served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 20, 1929; interment in St. Peters Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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SINNOTT, Nicholas John, (1870 - 1929)

SINNOTT, Nicholas John, a Representative from Oregon; born in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., December 6, 1870; attended the public schools and Wasco Independent Academy at The Dalles; was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1892; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice at The Dalles, Oreg.; elected to the State senate in 1909 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his resignation effective May 31, 1928; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Sixty-sixth through Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Patents (Seventieth Congress); appointed by President Coolidge on April 18, 1928, as a judge of the United States Court of Claims, at Washington, D.C., in which capacity he served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 20, 1929; interment in St. Peters Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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NORBLAD, Albin Walter, Jr., (1908 - 1964)

NORBLAD, Albin Walter, Jr., a Representative from Oregon; born in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., September 12, 1908, and moved with his parents to Astoria, Oreg., the same year; attended the public schools of Astoria and the New Mexico Military Academy at Roswell; was graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1932 and also took graduate work at the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oreg; member of the State house of representatives 1935-1937; member of the board of trustees of Linfield College; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; served as combat intelligence officer, Ninth Air Force, 1942-1945; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James W. Mott and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 18, 1946-September 20, 1964); interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, Oreg.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thank you, men and women of the American armed forces, for your service yesterday, today and tomorrow



http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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MOTT, James Wheaton, (1883 - 1945)

MOTT, James Wheaton, a Representative from Oregon; born near New Washington, Clearfield County, Pa., November 12, 1883; moved with his parents to Salem, Oreg., in 1890; attended the public schools, the University of Oregon at Eugene, and Stanford University, Calif.; was graduated from Columbia University, New York City, in 1909; engaged as a newspaper reporter in New York City, San Francisco, Calif., and Salem, Oreg., 1909-1917; was graduated from the law department of Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., in 1917; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Astoria, Oreg.; during the First World War served as a seaman first class in the United States Navy; city attorney of Astoria, Oreg., 1920-1922; member of the State house of representatives 1922-1928 and 1930-1932; moved to Salem, Oreg., in 1929; corporation commissioner of Oregon 1931-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Bethesda, Md., on November 12, 1945; interment in Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Oreg.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Please join the Official Oregon Republican Party site on Myspace here:

Please join the Official Oregon Republican Party site on Myspace here:

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Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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MOODY, Malcolm Adelbert, (1854 - 1925)

MOODY, Malcolm Adelbert, a Representative from Oregon; born in Linn County, near the present town of Brownsville, Oreg., November 30, 1854; moved with his parents to Illinois the next year and to The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., in 1862; attended the public schools and the University of California at Berkeley; engaged in mercantile pursuits at The Dalles, Oreg.; cashier of The Dalles National Bank; member of the city council 1885-1889; elected mayor of The Dalles in 1889 and served two terms; member of the Republican State central and congressional committees from 1888 to 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the mercantile business at The Dalles, Oreg.; died in Portland, Oreg., on March 19, 1925; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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McBRIDE, John Rogers, (1832 - 1904)

McBRIDE, John Rogers, (brother of George Wycliffe McBride), a Representative from Oregon; born near St. Louis, in Franklin County, Mo., August 22, 1832; attended the country schools in Missouri and Oregon; moved to Oregon in 1851 with his parents, who settled near Lafayette, in Yamhill County; superintendent of schools in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Lafayette; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1857; member of the State senate 1860-1862; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1864; appointed by President Lincoln in 1865 to be chief justice of Idaho Territory; appointed by President Grant in 1869 to be superintendent of the United States assay office at Boise, Idaho; practiced law in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah; moved to Spokane, Wash., and continued the practice of his profession; member of the Republican National Committee 1880-1892; died in Spokane, Wash., July 20, 1904; interment in Germany Hill Cemetery, St. Helens, Oreg.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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McARTHUR, Clifton Nesmith, (1879 - 1923)

McARTHUR, Clifton Nesmith, (grandson of James Willis Nesmith), a Representative from Oregon; born in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., June 10, 1879; attended the public schools at Rickreall, Oreg., and the Bishop Scott Academy, Portland, Oreg.; was graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1901; reporter on the Morning Oregonian 1901-1903; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Rickreall, Oreg., 1903-1906; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Portland; secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1908; secretary to Gov. Frank W. Benson 1908-1911; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1913 and served as speaker two sessions; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession and his former business activities in Portland, Oreg., where he died December 9, 1923; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the vaults of the Portland Cremation Association.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Western Oregon University College Republican 2007-2008 Kickoff Success



Western Oregon University College Republican 2007-2008 Kickoff Success, September 24th, 2007.

Included in this photo: Jon Trump, Kevin Britt, Marian Lucas, Tyler James LaBar, Sarah Anderson, Nathan Millar, Hilary Holmgren, Tyler Russell, Becky Pearce, Teresa Lucas, Stephanie Williams, Samantha Lines, Amber Riley, Janell Michell, Barbie McGehee, Michael Maeda, Rachelle Parrs, Garry Britt, Rachel Johnson

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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MALLORY, Rufus, (1831 - 1914)

MALLORY, Rufus, a Representative from Oregon; born in Coventry, Chenango County, N.Y., January 10, 1831; attended the common schools and the Alfred (N.Y.) University; moved to New London, Iowa, and taught school 1855-1858; moved to Roseburg, Oreg., in 1858 and continued teaching; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Salem, Oreg.; district attorney of the first judicial district in 1860 and of the third district 1862-1866; member of the State house of representatives in 1862; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868 and 1888; resumed the practice of law in Salem; member of the State house of representatives in 1872 and served as speaker; United States district attorney 1874-1882; commissioned as special agent of the United States Government at Singapore, British Malaya; returned to Portland, Oreg., and resumed the practice of law in 1883; died in Portland, Multonomah County, Oreg., April 30, 1914; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the vaults of the Portland Cremation Association.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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LAFFERTY, Abraham Walter, (1875 - 1964)

LAFFERTY, Abraham Walter, a Representative from Oregon; born near Farber, Audrain County, Mo., June 10, 1875; attended the public schools; studied law at the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1895 and 1896; was admitted to the bar the latter year and commenced practice in Montgomery City, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County, Mo., 1902-1904; appointed special agent of the United States General Land Office and moved to Portland, Oreg., March 1, 1905; resigned October 1, 1906, and engaged in the practice of law in Portland; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Portland; during the First World War served as major at the San Francisco training camp; moved to New York City in 1919 and continued the practice of law there until 1933, when he moved to Riverdale, Md.; returned to Portland, Oreg., and was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States House of Representatives as an Independent in 1950 and as a Republican in 1952, 1954, and 1956; was a resident of Portland, Oreg., until his death January 15, 1964; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Middletown, Mo.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Thanks for the forward, Angela! When a soldier comes home..

From a forwarded anonymous bulk email:


When a soldier comes home, he/she finds it hard to......



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...to listen to his son whine about being bored.





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....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.






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...to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.






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...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.






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....to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.





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...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.






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...to be grateful that he fights for the freedom of speech.





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...to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.







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...to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.





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...to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.







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...to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.






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...to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.






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...to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.





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...to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.






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...to be happy for a friend's new hot tub.







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...to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.






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....not to punch a wall when someone says we should pull out immediately








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The only thing harder than being a Soldier...






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is loving one.




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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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KORELL, Franklin Frederick, (1889 - 1965)

KORELL, Franklin Frederick, a Representative from Oregon; born in Portland, Oreg., July 23, 1889; attended the public schools and Bishop Scott Academy, Portland, Oreg.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1910; attended Yale Law School in 1911 and 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant and captain in the Twelfth Regiment Infantry, Eighth Division, later being transferred to the Eighty-second Regiment Infantry, Sixteenth Division, and served from August 1917 until March 1919; resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg.; member of the State house of representatives 1923-1925; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Maurice E. Crumpacker; reelected to the Seventy-first Congress and served from October 18, 1927, to March 3, 1931; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; served as special assistant to the general counsel of the United States Treasury Department 1931-1943 and in the chief counsel’s office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue 1943-1959; lived in Alexandria, Va., until his death there on June 7, 1965; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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HERMANN, Binger, (1843 - 1926)

HERMANN, Binger, a Representative from Oregon; born in Lonaconing, Allegany County, Md., February 19, 1843; attended rural schools and was graduated from the Independent Academy, Manchester, Md., later known as Irving College; moved to Oregon in 1859, where he taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Oakland, Oreg.; member of the State house of representatives 1866-1868; served in the State senate 1868-1870; deputy collector of internal revenue for southern Oregon 1868-1871; receiver of public moneys at the United States land office in Roseburg, Oreg., 1871-1873; colonel Oregon State Militia 1882-1884; appointed by President McKinley Commissioner of the General Land Office and served from March 27, 1897, until February 1, 1903, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Fifty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; again elected to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas H. Tongue; reelected to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from June 1, 1903, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits in Roseburg, Oreg., where he died April 15, 1926; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

The Soviet Union Strikes Back !!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Here SHE is.. the USS New York



From a forwarded mass e-mail..

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center!

USS New York

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters an d assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for ever ybody there."

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." "It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"

Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this country!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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HAWLEY, Willis Chatman, (1864 - 1941)

HAWLEY, Willis Chatman, a Representative from Oregon; born on a farm in the old Belknap settlement near Monroe, Benton County, Oreg., May 5, 1864; attended the country schools and was graduated from the academic and law departments of Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., in 1888; principal of the Umpqua Academy, Wilbur, Oreg., 1884-1886; president of the Oregon State Normal School at Drain 1888-1891; was admitted to the bar in Oregon in 1893; president of Willamette University 1893-1902 and was professor of history and economics for sixteen years; engaged in numerous business and educational enterprises; member of the National Forest Reservation Commission; member of the Special Committee on Rural Credits created by Congress in 1915; member of the Commission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses); co-sponsor of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in 1930; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; returned to Salem and resumed the practice of law; died in Salem, Oreg., July 24, 1941; interment in City View Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Oregon Native Son: Starting A Republican Party

From gesswhoto.com

Oregon Native Son
VOL. II NOVEMBER, 1900
NO. 6 NATIVE SON PUB. CO.
PORTLAND, OREGON

Starting A Republican Party
A Document That Marks the Origin of the Republican Party in Oregon.


The following is a true copy of the first call and resolutions of the first meeting for the formation of the Republican party in Oregon:

Willamette Forks, O.T., July 14, 1865. - In pursuance of the recommendation of Ben Davis and H. Shaw, as to starting a Republican party, the undernamed think the time has come. The old parties have lost all the good that was in them, and the time has come when the Republican is the party for this age. We think that the spread of slavery should be stopped. We, the undersigned citizens, join the new party:

On motion of Hiram Smith, T.J. Vaughan is chairman, and on motion of M. Wilkins, Thomas Cady is secretary.

I. Van Duyn
J.C. Spore
Dave Wilson
John Bouey
Frank Bouey
E.J. Keith
A. Wadsworth
Henry Smith
F.M. Simmons
John Post
G.D. Coffin
T. Newland
James Donnals
H. Miller
M. Wilkns
W. Nelson
James Lytle
Robert Wilson
C.C. Morton
H. Greenwood
Chairman, T.J. Thomas Cady
A.H. Vaughan
Jacob Zimmer
W. Cranem
J.S. Fields
W. Whitney
S. Bonnette
M.H. Harlow
G.R. Ward
Hiram Smith
William Long
Wilson Smith
John Young
B. Ramsy
William Polic
John Maxwell
Shel Spencer
A.A. Spencer
Thomas Cady
T.J. Vaughan
John Sippi
Vaughan; secretary

Deschutes County Republican Roundup

Deschutes County Republican Roundup


When: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Where: High Desert Museum
OR
Who: www.deschutesrepublicans.org

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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GEORGE, Melvin Clark, (1849 - 1933)


GEORGE, Melvin Clark, a Representative from Oregon; born near Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio, May 13, 1849; moved with his parents over the Old Oregon Trail in 1851 and settled on a homestead near Lebanon, Linn County, Oreg.; attended the country schools, Santiam Academy, and Willamette University, Oregon; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg., in 1875; member of the State senate from Multnomah district 1876-1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg.; judge of the State circuit court 1897-1907; appointed by the circuit judges to superintend the construction of the Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River at Portland; director of the Portland public schools for five years; died in Portland, Oreg., February 22, 1933; interment in Lone Fir Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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ELLSWORTH, Mathew Harris, (1899 - 1986)


ELLSWORTH, Mathew Harris, a Representative from Oregon; born in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, Wash., September 17, 1899; moved with his parents to Eugene and later to Wendling, Oreg.; attended the public schools; served in the Student Army Training Corps during the First World War; was graduated in journalism from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1922; advertising manager of a newspaper in Eugene, Oreg., in 1923; engaged in the lumber business 1923-1925; manager of a lumber-industry publication 1926-1928; associate professor in journalism at the University of Oregon in 1928 and 1929; publisher and part owner of the Roseburg (Oreg.) News-Review since 1929; served by appointment in the State senate in 1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; appointed by President Eisenhower as chairman of the Civil Service Commission for a two-year term and served from April 18, 1957, to February 28, 1959; resumed newspaper business profession; real estate broker; moved to Albuquerque, N.Mex., in 1975 and lived there until his death on February 7, 1986; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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EKWALL, William Alexander, (1887 - 1956)

EKWALL, William Alexander, a Representative from Oregon; born in Ludington, Mason County, Mich., June 14, 1887; moved to Klamathon, Calif., with his parents in 1893, and to Portland, Oreg., in 1906; attended the public schools; was graduated in 1912 from the Oregon Law School at Portland; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private in the Infantry, Central Officers Training School, in 1918; municipal judge of Portland 1922-1927; judge of the circuit court, fourth judicial district (Multnomah County), department 8, from 1927 until elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law at Portland, Oreg., 1937-1942; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; appointed judge of the United States Customs Court, New York City on February 13, 1942, and served until his death in Portland, Oreg., October 16, 1956; interment in Portland Memorial Cemetery.

***

William's parents were Swedish immigrants, Alexander & Emelie Johanson Ekwall.

Descendants of Alexander H. Ekwall

1 Alexander H. Ekwall b: 24 Sep 1851 in Sweden d: 23 Nov 1931 in Weed, California
.. +Emelie Johanson b: 18 Mar 1858 in Ryssby, Kalmar, SWEDEN d: in California
........ 2 Axel Eduard Ekwall b: 21 Jun 1874 in Landskrona, Sweden
............ +Minnie M. b: 1871 in Ohio
................... 3 Harry Ekwall b: 1889 in California
................... 3 Guy Ekwall b: 1894 in California
........ 2 Laura Elvira Ekwall b: 13 Aug 1878 in Landskrona, Sweden
........ 2 Martina Antonia Ekwall b: 16 Oct 1878 in Landskrona, Sweden
........ 2 John Albin Ekwall b: 26 Jul 1880 in Sweden d: 07 Dec 1946 in Weed, CA
............ +Celestia Grace Cady b: 01 Aug 1879 in Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin d: 1956 in Contra Costa County
................... 3 Valla Cady Erie b: 28 Aug 1898 in Buckley, WA d: 20 Jun 1996 in Red Bluff, CA
....................... +Elwood Bruce Brearcliffe b: 18 Sep 1902 in CA d: 25 Jan 1958 in Tehema Co, , CA
............................. 4 Living Brearcliffe
................................. +Living Waterfield
................... 3 Elaine Grace Ekwall b: 24 Jan 1917 in Weed, Ca d: 14 Dec 1984 in Yuba City, CA
....................... +Sidney Heller b: 12 Aug 1914 d: 12 May 2000 in Yuba City, CA
............................. 4 Living Heller
............................. 4 Michael Heller b: 09 Nov 1947 d: 26 Jun 2002
................... 3 John Myron Ekwall b: 23 Nov 1918 in Weed, CA d: 16 Mar 1996 in Dunsmuir, CA
....................... +Loreta Mae perry b: 19 Nov 1918 in Blair, Oklahoma
............................. 4 Living Ekwall
................................. +Living Bass
........................................ 5 Living Bass
........................................ 5 Living Bass
........................................ 5 Living Ekwall
........ 2 Arthur Emil Ekwall b: 27 Mar 1883 in Landskrona, Sweden d: 22 Mar 1950 in Butte, California
........ 2 Anna Elilshabeth Ekwall b: 11 Mar 1885 in Landskrona, Sweden
........ 2 William Alexander Ekwall b: 14 Jun 1887 in Ludington, Mason County, Michigan d: 16 Oct 1956 in Portland, Oregon
............ +Lina Moser b: 28 Jun 1886 in Jefferson, Oregon d: 15 Oct 1967 in Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

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DURNO, Edwin Russell, (1899 - 1976)


DURNO, Edwin Russell, a Representative from Oregon; born on a farm in Linn County, near Albany, Oreg., January 26, 1899; attended public schools in Silverton, Oreg.; University of Oregon at Eugene, B.S., 1921; Harvard University Medical School, M.D., 1927; entered practice of medicine in Boston, Mass.; taught school and was high school athletic coach 1921-1923; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a sergeant of Infantry; served in the Second World War as a major in the Medical Corps, First Auxiliary Surgical Group, 1942-1945; awarded Purple Heart Medal; served on Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, 1947-1958; practiced medicine in Medford, Oreg.; member of the State senate in 1958-1960; delegate to Republican National Conventions in 1960 and 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate in 1962 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resided in Medford, Oreg., until his death there November 20, 1976; entombment in the International Order of Oddfellows Mausoleum.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Oregon Republican League: Biographies 104

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

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DELLENBACK, John Richard, (1918 - 2002)


DELLENBACK, John Richard, a Representative from Oregon; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 6, 1918; B.S., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1940; attended Northwestern University School of Speech, Evanston, Ill., 1946 and 1949; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1949; United States Navy, 1942-1946; United States Naval Reserve; lawyer, private practice; faculty, Oregon State College, 1949-1951; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964, 1968, and 1972; member of the Oregon state legislature, 1960-1966; vice chairman of Judicial Council of Oregon; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; associate director, United States Peace Corps, 1975-1977; president, Christian College Coalition, 1977-1988; died on December 7, 2002, in Medford, Oreg.

*********

Representative Dellenback married Mary Jane McMullen, the great granddaughter of Marion McMullen and Evangeline Ryle.

Descendants of Marion McMullen

1 Marion McMullen b: 14 Jul 1845 in Dearborn Co., Indiana d: 13 Apr 1924 in Mcville, (Boone Co.) Kentucky
.. +Evangeline Ryle b: 13 May 1848 in Boone Co., Kentucky m: 28 Nov 1867 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 02 Feb 1905 in Mcville, (Boone Co.) Kentucky
........ 2 Alfred McMullen b: 13 Aug 1877 in Bellevue Bottoms (Boone Co.) Kentucky d: 05 Nov 1939 in Covington, (Kenton Co.) Kentucky
............ +Lydia Blanche Jane Kite b: 24 Jan 1882 in Blanchette, (Grant Co.) Kentucky m: 10 Aug 1901 d: 05 Dec 1965 in Covington, (Kenton Co.) Kentucky
................... 3 William Franklyn Mc Mullen b: 07 Feb 1903 in Covington, Kentucky (Kenton Co.) d: 28 Nov 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio(Hamilton Co.)
....................... +Catherine DeMoss
................... *2nd Wife of William Franklyn Mc Mullen:
....................... +Verlie May Wells b: 05 Aug 1909 in Covington, Kentucky (Kenton Co.) m: Apr 1928 in Covington, Kentucky d: 23 Mar 1980 in Los Angeles, Calif.
............................. 4 Mary Jane McMullen b: 17 Sep 1928 in Covington, Kentucky (Kenton Co.)
................................. +[2] John Richard Dellenback b: 06 Nov 1918 in Chicago, Illinois m: 10 Sep 1948 in Marion, In. d: 07 Dec 2002 in Medford, Oregon
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
............................................ +[3] Living Ouellette
.................................................. 6 Living Dellenback-Ouellette
.................................................. 6 Living Dellenback-Ouellette
............................. 4 Living McMullen
................................. +Donald Roland Suttles b: 14 Nov 1929 in Cold Spring , Ky. Campbell Co.
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
............................................ +Living Martinez
.................................................. 6 Living Suttles
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
............................................ +Living Miller
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
............................................ +Living Jaquish
.................................................. 6 Living Suttles
.................................................. 6 Living Suttles
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
.................................................. 6 Living Daughter)
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
........................................ 5 Living Suttles
............................................ +Living Brantley
.................................................. 6 [1] Living Suttles
........................................ *2nd Wife of Living Suttles:
............................................ +Living Hobson
.................................................. 6 [1] Living Suttles
............................. 4 Mary Jane McMullen(Benedict) b: 17 Sep 1928 in Covington, Kentucky (Kenton Co.)
................................. +[2] John Richard Dellenback b: 06 Nov 1918 in Chicago, Illinois m: 10 Sep 1948 in Marion, In. d: 07 Dec 2002 in Medford, Oregon
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
........................................ 5 Living Dellenback
............................................ +[3] Living Ouellette
.................................................. 6 Living Dellenback-Ouellette
.................................................. 6 Living Dellenback-Ouellette
................... 3 Thomas Irvin Mc Mullen b: 20 Apr 1906 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky d: Nov 1936 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky
....................... +Helen McCormick b: 1908 m: 1930 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky
................... 3 Ellen Mae Mc Mullen b: 16 Feb 1908 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky d: 24 Aug 1961 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky
....................... +Lester Green Gillespy b: 1905 in Covingoton (Kenton Co.), Kentucky m: 15 Mar 1935 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky d: in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky
............................. 4 Living Gillespy
................................. +Living Leslie
........................................ 5 Living Leslie
............................................ +Living Richman
.................................................. 6 Living Richman
.................................................. 6 Living Richman
.................................................. 6 Living Richman
........................................ 5 Living Leslie
............................................ +Living Dow
.................................................. 6 Living Dow
.................................................. 6 Living Dow
.................................................. 6 Living Dow
............................. *2nd Husband of Living Gillespy:
................................. +Living Wheeler
................... 3 Charles Alfred Mc Mullen b: 12 Dec 1920 in Covington (Kenton Co.), Kentucky d: 25 Oct 1984 in Ft. Thomas, (Campbell Co.)Kentucky
....................... +Iris Ginn b: 1928 in Covington, Kentucky (Kenton Co.) m: 1949 in Covington, (Kenton Co., )Kentucky
................... *2nd Wife of Charles Alfred Mc Mullen:
....................... +Phyllis Williamson b: 1930 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co.)Ohio m: 1951 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co.), Ohio d: in Ft. Mitchell(Campbell Co., )Kentucky
............................. 4 Living McMullen
............................. 4 Living McMullen
................................. +Living Berger
............................. 4 Living McMullen
........ 2 Ida McMullen b: 18 Sep 1868 d: 25 Dec 1905
............ +Roll Akins
........ 2 Oscar McMullen b: 05 Nov 1869 in Boone Co., Kentucky(Macville) d: 17 Feb 1959 in Dayton (Campbell Co., ) Kentucky
............ +Lillie Willis b: 18 Mar 1881 in Casey City, Kentucky m: 25 Oct 1900 d: 10 May 1936 in Dayton (Campbell Co., ) Kentucky
................... 3 Jessie May McMullen
................... 3 Ella Nora McMullen b: 04 Aug 1909 in Dayton (Campbell Co., Kentucky d: 22 Oct 1977 in Eugene, Oregon
....................... +Joseph Edward Studenberg b: in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
............................. 4 Living Jr.
................................. +Living DeLong
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
............................. 4 Living Churchill(Jack)Studenberg
................................. +Living Lombardi
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
............................. 4 David Robert (Bob) Studenberg b: 21 Feb 1936 in Loveland Ohio d: in Eugene, Oregon
................................. +Living Gustafson
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
........................................ 5 Living Studenberg
................... *2nd Husband of Ella Nora McMullen:
....................... +Noel Spicknel
........ 2 Hubert McMullen b: 18 Jun 1871 in Boone Co., Kentucky (Macville) d: 28 May 1945 in Cincinnati, (Hamilton Co.) Ohio
............ +Amanda E. Dorman b: 19 Aug 1875 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co., ) Ohio m: 01 Dec 1889 in Rising Sun, Indiana d: 15 Jun 1947 in Cincinnati (Hamilton Co., ) Ohio
................... 3 Lee Omar McMullen b: 03 Nov 1890 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 04 Nov 1955 in Covington, (Kenton Co.) Kentucky
....................... +Geneva Akin b: 07 Oct 1892 in Bellevue, Kentucky d: 02 Mar 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.)
............................. 4 Living McMullen
................................. +Living Krumer
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
............................................ +Living Hunley
.................................................. 6 Living McMullen
.................................................. 6 Living McMullen
.................................................. 6 Living McMullen
.................................................. 6 Living McMullen Step-son
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
............................................ +Living Clark
.................................................. 6 Living Clark
.................................................. 6 Living Clark
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
............................................ +Living McNamara
.................................................. 6 Living McMullen
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
............................. 4 Hubert Lee McMullen b: 30 Dec 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.) d: 22 Jun 1972 in California
................................. +UNKNOWN Nanette
............................. 4 Ruth Ellen McMullen b: 09 Jan 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.) d: 22 Dec 1997 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co. ) Ohio
................................. +Melville Atkinson d: 20 May 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.)
........................................ 5 Living Atkinson
........................................ 5 Living Atkinson
........................................ 5 Living Atkinson
............................. 4 Robert Lee McMullen b: 08 Sep 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.) d: 16 May 1936 in Killed by a drunk driver.(Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton Co.)
................... *2nd Wife of Lee Omar McMullen:
....................... +Mamie ?
................... 3 Raymond Earl McMullen b: 05 Nov 1892 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 05 Jun 1945 in Cincinnati (hamilton Co.) O
....................... +Gladys Montgomery b: 30 Aug 1894 d: 1968 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co.), Ohio
............................. 4 Living McMullen
................................. +Thomas Allen Bohrer b: 23 Dec 1928
........................................ 5 Living Bohrer
............................. 4 Gladys Mae McMullen b: 08 Sep 1909
................................. +Max Peskin b: 08 Sep 1909 m: 23 Sep 1933
........................................ 5 Living Peskin
........................................ 5 Living Peskin
........................................ 5 Living Peskin
............................. 4 Vincent Earl McMullen b: 20 Apr 1918
................................. +Helen Marie Daniels b: 15 Jun 1922 m: 17 Jan 1941
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
............................. 4 Julie McMullen b: 04 May 1920
................................. +August Dunnemann m: 17 Dec 1938
........................................ 5 Living Dunnemann
............................. 4 William Raymond McMullen b: 26 Oct 1924
................................. +Mary Kathleen Johnston b: 01 Sep 1926 m: 07 Oct 1946
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
........................................ 5 Living McMullen
................... 3 Luella McMullen b: 18 Jun 1895 in Boone County, Kentucky d: 15 May 1979 in Cambridge, Ohio
....................... +Arthur Ernst Milton Plueddemann b: 17 Oct 1892 in Saginaw, Michigan m: 17 Jun 1916 in Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.), Ohio d: in Akron, Ohio
............................. 4 Living Plueddemann
................................. +Living Boyce
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
............................. 4 Dale Reinhardt Plueddemann b: 08 Feb 1918 in Cincinnati, (Hamilton Co.), Ohio d: 25 Jul 1988 in Burlington, Iowa
................................. +Mary Lois Campbell b: 13 Apr 1926 in Bentonville, Arkansas m: 03 Jun 1944 in Sonoma, California
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
............................. 4 Arthur Harold Plueddemann b: 11 Jun 1925 in Cincinnati(Hamilton Co.), Ohio d: 14 Dec 1997 in Akron, Ohio
................................. +Gladys (Jackie) Mansell b: 13 Nov 1925 in Masury, Ohio m: 22 Jul 1944 in Akron, Ohio
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........................................ 5 Living Plueddemann
........ 2 Otha McMullen b: 26 Sep 1874 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 28 Mar 1911 in Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.), Ohio
............ +UNKNOWN Georgia
................... 3 Paul Marion McMullen
................... 3 Lillian McMullen
........ 2 Nannie McMullen b: 03 Jan 1876 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 23 Aug 1895
........ 2 Susie McMullen b: 23 Aug 1879 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 12 Feb 1910 in Hamilton County, Ohio
............ +Arlie Adams d: in Hartwell, Ohio
................... 3 Elmore Adams
................... 3 Ethel Adams
................... 3 Alma Adams
........ 2 Everet McMullen b: 27 Aug 1882 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 26 Sep 1883
........ 2 Lena Dell McMullen b: 22 Mar 1885 in Boone Co., Kentucky d: 20 Jun 1903
............ +Fred Birkle

Friday, July 27, 2007

Oregon Republican League: VISIT AN OREGON COUNTY FAIR NOW !!

If you haven't hit one yet... hit several now !! :o)

http://www.oregonfairs.org/dates.htm

2007 Oregon Fair Dates

Baker County Fair August 8 –11
Benton County Fair August 1 –5
Clackamas County Fair August 14–19
Clatsop County Fair July 31–August 4
Columbia County Fair July 18–22
Coos County Fair July 24–28
Crook County Fair August 8–12
Curry County Fair July 26–29
Deschutes County Fair August 1 –5
Douglas County Fair August 7 –11
Gilliam County Fair August 30–September 2
Grant County Fair August 21–25
Harney County Fair September 4 –9
Hood River County Fair July 25–28
Jackson County Fair July 17–22
Jefferson County Fair July 25–28
Josephine County Fair August 14–18
Klamath County Fair August 9 –12
Lake County Fair August 30–September 3
Lane County Fair August 14–19
Lincoln County Fair July 19–22
Linn County Fair July 19 –22
Malheur County Fair August 1 –4
Marion County Fair July 12–15
Morrow County Fair August 15–19
Multnomah County Fair May 26–28
Oregon State Fair August 24–September 3
Polk County Fair August 9 –12
Sherman County Fair August 28–September 1
Tillamook County Fair August 8 –11
Umatilla County Fair August 7 –11
Union County Fair August 1 –4
Wallowa County Fair August 4 –11
Wasco County Fair August 16–19
Washington County Fair July 26–29
Wheeler County Fair August 6 –12
Yamhill County Fair August 1 –4

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Oregon Republican League: Republican Biographies 104

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CRUMPACKER, Maurice Edgar, (1886 - 1927)

CRUMPACKER, Maurice Edgar, (son of Edgar Dean Crumpacker and cousin of Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr.), a Representative from Oregon; born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., December 19, 1886; attended the public schools of Valparaiso, Ind., and Washington, D.C.; was graduated from the Culver (Ind.) Military Academy in 1905 and from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1909; studied law at Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; was commissioned December 31, 1917, as first lieutenant in the aviation section of the Signal Reserve Corps; accepted appointment as captain in the Air Service (production), National Army, July 8, 1918, and served until December 27, 1918, when he was honorably discharged as captain in the Air Service (aircraft production); special deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, Oreg., in 1921; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1922; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 1927; interment in Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.

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Maurice's grandparents were Theophilus and Harriet Emmons Crumpacker

Descendants of Theophilus Crumpacker

1 Theophilus Crumpacker b: 17 Jan 1823 in Bedford Co., VA d: 27 Nov 1908 in Porter Co., IN
.. +Harriet Emmons b: 1820 in Virginia m: 28 Feb 1848 in Laporte Co., IN d: 1907
........ 2 Maurice Edgar Dean Crumpacker b: 27 May 1851 in Laporte Co., IN d: 19 May 1920 in Valparaiso, IN
............ +Charlotte Ann Lucas b: 06 Mar 1853 in Belvidere, Illinois m: 10 Nov 1875 in Porter Co., IN
................... 3 Maurice Edgar Crumpacker b: 19 Dec 1886 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana d: 24 Jul 1927 in San Francisco, CA
....................... +Cully Anna Cook b: 22 Apr 1891 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon m: 08 Oct 1913 in Multnomah Co., OR d: 19 Jan 1968 in Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii
............................. 4 Edgar Dean Crumpacker b: 29 Aug 1916 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
............................. 4 James Cook Crumpacker b: 1914 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
............................. 4 Peter Crumpacker b: 11 Oct 1922 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon d: 28 Dec 1965 in Portland, OR
................... 3 Owen L. Crumpacker b: 12 Mar 1880 in Valparaiso, IN d: 30 Aug 1942 in Valparaiso, IN
................... 3 Frederick Charles Crumpacker b: 16 Sep 1881 in Porter Co., IN d: 22 Nov 1948 in Hammond, IN
....................... +Mary M. Windell m: 17 Feb 1909 in Valparaiso, IN
............................. 4 Mary Jane Crumpacker b: in Lake Co., IN
................................. +? Hall
............................. 4 Marjorie Ann Crumpacker b: in Lake Co., IN
............................. 4 Frederick Charles Crumpacker b: 26 Nov 1909 in Indiana d: 28 Aug 1963 in Valparaiso, IN
............................. 4 Owen W. Crumpacker b: 28 Jan 1912 in Lake Co., IN d: 10 Feb 1998 in Hammond, IN
................................. +?
........ *2nd Wife of Maurice Edgar Dean Crumpacker:
............ +Abbie M. Parshall m: 20 Apr 1879
........ 2 John W. Crumpacker b: 19 May 1849 in Laporte Co., IN d: 06 Apr 1913 in Laporte Co., IN
............ +Anna J. Smith m: 03 Jan 1877 in Porter Co., IN
........ 2 Daniel W. Crumpacker b: Jan 1853 in Laporte Co., IN d: 26 Aug 1924 in Cook Co., IL
............ +Viola Jane Abbitt m: 20 Nov 1890 in Cook Co., IL
................... 3 Florence Crumpacker b: Dec 1891 in Cook Co., IL d: 26 Nov 1946 in Kankakee Ci., IL
........ 2 Eliza Crumpacker b: 1855 in Laporte Co., IN d: Sep 1881 in Porter Co., IN
............ +Melvin Lewis m: 11 Jan 1877 in Porter Co., IN
................... 3 Wayne Lewis b: 1878 in Porter Co., IN
................... 3 Katherine Lewis b: 24 Jan 1879 in Indiana d: Feb 1869 in Garland Co., AZ
................... 3 Harry Lewis Crumpacker b: 06 May 1881 in Indiana d: 24 Jun 1969 in Michigan City, IN
....................... +Blanche E. Bosserman m: 12 Jun 1907 in Laporte Co., IN
............................. 4 John W. Crumpacker b: 13 Jul 1908 in Laporte, IN d: 31 Dec 1996 in Melbourne, FL
............................. 4 Helen Louise Crumpacker b: 1910 in Laporte, IN
............................. 4 ? Crumpacker b: 1914 in Laporte, IN
................... *2nd Wife of Harry Lewis Crumpacker:
....................... +Harriett H. Bray m: 15 Jan 1921 in Laporte Co., IN
........ 2 Dora Annette Crumpacker b: 1858 in Indiana d: 13 Jun 1914 in Chicago, IL
............ +Iredelle L. Luther m: 15 Nov 1880 in Porter Co., IN
................... 3 Margaret M. Luther b: Jan 1883 in Indiana
....................... +? Schneider
................... 3 Lucille L. Luther b: Jan 1886 in Indiana
....................... +? Casey
........ 2 Peter Hinton Crumpacker b: Aug 1858 in Laporte Co., IN d: 13 Sep 1918 in Hammond, IN
............ +Ida Mae Younglove
................... 3 Harriet Crumpacker b: 25 Nov 1883 in Hammond, IN d: Feb 1969 in Riverdale Co., IL
....................... +Clarence A. Scott m: 28 Oct 1908 in Lake Co., IN
............................. 4 William Ashe Scott b: 22 Dec 1910 in Indiana d: 24 Oct 1994 in San Marcos, CA
............................. 4 Peter C. Scott b: 16 Dec 1911 in Indiana d: 10 Sep 1999 in Orland Park, IL
................... 3 Charles Theophilus Crumpacker b: 11 Nov 1886 in Valparaiso, IN
....................... +Luella Arnos
................... *2nd Wife of Charles Theophilus Crumpacker:
....................... +Elsie Grant m: 1923
................... 3 Edgar Dean Crumpacker b: 05 Nov 1893 in Hammond, IN d: Dec 1978 in Chesterton, IN
....................... +Gladys M. Martin m: 06 Jun 1917 in Lake Co., IN
............................. 4 Muriel Louise Crumpacker
................................. +William Kayes
........................................ 5 Living Kayes
........................................ 5 Living Kayes
........................................ 5 Living Kayes
............................. 4 Patricia Martin Crumpacker
................................. +Emil Johnson
............................. 4 June Elizabeth Crumpacker
................................. +James Kirk
............................. 4 William Peter Crumpacker
................................. +Louise Behlan
........................................ 5 Living Crumpacker
............................................ +Living Overman
.................................................. 6 Living Overman
.................................................. 6 Living Overman
........................................ 5 Living Crumpacker
............................................ +Living Miller
.................................................. 6 Living Crumpacker
........................................ 5 Living Crumpacker
........................................ 5 Living Crumpacker
............................................ +Living Niedner
.................................................. 6 Living Niedner
.................................................. 6 Living Niedner
........................................ 5 Living Crumpacker
............................................ +Living Sisamis
........................................ 5 Donna Lee Crumpacker b: 1952 d: 1984
............................................ +Living Dillingham
.................................................. 6 Living Dillingham
.................................................. 6 Living Dillingham
............................. 4 Barton Mayes Crumpacker b: 20 May 1920 in Illinois d: 05 Nov 2000 in Chesterton, IN
................................. +Elaine Kenkel
................... 3 Dorothy Louise Crumpacker b: Feb 1897 in Hammond, IN d: 1957
....................... +James H. Linn
........ 2 Charles I. Crumpacker b: Feb 1863 in Valparaiso, IN d: 31 Mar 1932 in Valparaiso, IN
............ +Grace Rathburn
........ *2nd Wife of Charles I. Crumpacker:
............ +Aurette Mae Coveney m: 27 Dec 1887 in Jasper, IN
........ 2 Grant A. Crumpacker b: 23 Jul 1867 in Valparaiso, IN d: 09 Jun 1947 in Valparaiso, IN
............ +Charlotte Wade m: 19 Feb 1891 in Martin, TN
................... 3 Wade Emmons Crumpacker b: 06 Nov 1893 in Valparaiso, IN d: 1929 in Valparaiso, IN
................... 3 John Peter Crumpacker b: 26 Oct 1895 in Valparaiso, IN d: 11 Sep 1949 in Chicago, IL
....................... +Florence ?
................... *2nd Wife of John Peter Crumpacker:
....................... +Rachel Thatcher m: 29 Dec 1923
................... 3 Mary Arden Crumpacker b: Jun 1899 in Indiana d: 1944
....................... +Leo A. Besozzi
................... 3 Ruth Annette Crumpacker b: 1907 in Porter Co., IN
....................... +Bernard J. Stiegler

Sunday, July 22, 2007

EMERGENCY SUPPLY HELP REQUESTED NEAR OREGON BORDER

News here:

http://my.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20070720/46a184c0_3ca6_1552620070721-1645889744

Oregon Republican League on Myspace thanks Monica for the head's up !

There is a emergency help needed on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, in Owyhee, NV. The reservation is on the Nevada, Idaho border and is very isolated. The people are needing any kind of help they can get. The people have been without running water and electrcity for the last 5 days.Due to the power poles being burned down, by the fires in Northern Nevada. The elders and childern are having a hard time dealing with the heat and no water. Food is going bad because of no power for electrical household items.

The people are looking for:
Water, Ice,Dry Ice,Flashlights, Batteries A,AA,AAA,C,D,Food Items, Fans operated by batteries, and if you can Generators are much in need for power. Or any type of help!
Thank you for your time and i hope you may give, it is much appreciated.

Contact info: Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Sho-Pai Fire Station
1935 FireLane PO Box 219 89832
(775)757-2473
Ask for Brent Hunter, or you may contact me here in Elko,NV, Si Thomas 775-777-7739

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ventura County Republican Project up and going strong...

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Congressional Biographical Directory

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000743

COON, Samuel Harrison, (1903 - 1980)


COON, Samuel Harrison, a Representative from Oregon; born in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, April 15, 1903; attended public schools in Cambridge and Boise, Idaho; graduated from the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1925; worked as a wool grader, bank clerk, foreman of a sheep ranch, and as office manager for a mining concern; owned and operated a cattle ranch near Keating, Baker County, Oreg., 1929-1950; supervisor Keating Soil Conservation District, 1941-1945; engaged in the real estate business in 1951 and 1952; served in the senate of the Oregon legislature in 1951 and 1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; served as Deputy Director for the International Cooperation Administration in Lima, Peru, from February 26, 1957, to March 20, 1959; resided in Laguna Hills, Calif., until his death there on May 8, 1980; cremated and ashes scattered at sea.




Descendants of Samuel Coon

1 Samuel Coon b: 1840 in Pennsylvania
.. +Annie b: 1852 in Denmark
........ 2 Harry M. Coon b: Sep 1875 in Nebraska
............ +Edna Salone Jewell b: 1879 in Idaho
................... 3 Samuel Harrison Coon b: 15 Apr 1903 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho d: 08 May 1980 in Laguna Hills, California
................... 3 Jewell Coon b: 1902 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho
................... 3 Helen Coon b: 1908 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho
................... 3 Edward Coon b: 1910 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho
................... 3 Dorothy Coon b: 1921 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho
........ 2 Abbie Coon b: 1868 in Illinois
........ 2 Vera Coon b: 1879 in Nebraska

Friday, July 13, 2007

Republican History Project expanding to four new states..

... and Ventura County, California's is well on their way !! College Republicans and Women's Clubs in Idaho, Kentucky and Ohio are working on their volunteer network and genealogy software training right now. To our growing band of national helpers... THANK YOU!!

http://www.venturarepublican.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ! ! !



"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States
1911 - 2004

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties, (1902) by Western Historical Publishing Company of Chicago, page 234

PATRICK H. MILES

The son of James and Bridget (Doolen), natives of Ireland, our subject first saw the light in that famous little isle on December 29, 1841, and amid the rural scenes of his native land he passed the first six years of his life. 1847 was the year that the family tore themselves from the home land and sought their fortunes in America, settling first in Ontario county, New York, whence, two years later, they removed to Lockport, Illinois, where the father and mother passed to the other world, and at eighteen Patrick H. found himself on his own resources in this new land. He was possessed of strength and a dauntless spirit, coupled with consummate courage and pluck, and his energy at once caused him to try the west, his first venture being to Pike's Peak, where he mined and freighted for two years and then at the very beginning of the war enlisted in the Second Colorado Cavalry and did faithful military service for his chosen country in the army of the frontier in Missouri, Kansas, Colrado and New Mexico until the war closed. Soon after this time he was married to Miss Mary Crimmons, a native of Illinois, and together they migrated to Oregon, settling first in Union county, near the town of Union, and in 1869 he took land on Big creek in the same county, where he remained for twenty years, devoting his attention to the cultivation of the soil and stock raising. Following this period, he removed to his present place of one hundred and twenty acres in the Lower Powder river valley, fifteen miles from Baker City, where he is dividing his attention between agriculture and placer mining, which latter is prosecuted on Eagle creek. He is also interested in the recent oil finds in Malheur and Crook counties, this state, his son being the first discoverer of the same. In political matters he is a Republican and has frequently been called by his fellows to discharge the duties of public office, which has been done with faithfulness and the manifestation of ability.

To Mr. and Mrs. Miles have been born the following children: David A., James D., John D., Charles H., Ellen A., wife of W. Davis of Eagle valley, Roland G.

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Descendants of Patrick Henry Miles

1 Patrick Henry Miles b: 29 Dec 1841 in Dublin?, County Cork, Ireland d: 18 Nov 1907 in Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
.. +Mary Ann Crimmin b: 22 Aug 1844 in Lockport, Will, Illinois m: 26 Dec 1866 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois d: 01 Mar 1928 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon
......... 2 Davis A. Miles b: 17 Nov 1867 in Union, Union, Oregon d: 30 Jul 1944 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon
............. +Lillian Justine Bartholamew
......... *2nd Wife of Davis A. Miles:
............. +Ida Emma Hilts Jones m: 07 Aug 1890
......... *3rd Wife of Davis A. Miles:
............. +Martha Jane Sams b: 24 Apr 1872 in Catherine Creek, Union, Oregon m: 31 Mar 1912 d: 29 May 1922 in Baker, Baker, Oregon
......... 2 James "Doolen" S. Miles b: 16 Dec 1868 in Union, Union, Oregon d: 21 Mar 1940 in Boise, Ada, Idaho
............. +Mertie E. Ricker m: 17 Nov 1891 d: 31 Mar 1901
......... 2 John "Dunham" Miles b: 17 Sep 1870 in Union, Union, Oregon d: 02 Mar 1940 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon
............. +Eulah Heffons m: 17 Aug 1934
.................... 3 Glenn Franklin Miles b: 11 Jul 1893
.................... 3 Herbert M. Miles b: 06 Aug 1896
.................... 3 Mertie E. Miles b: 10 Mar 1901
......... 2 Mary Ellen "Nellie" Miles b: 25 Feb 1872 in Medical Springs, Union, Oregon d: 11 May 1963 in Hermiston, Umatilla, Oregon
............. +William Philip "Willie" Davis b: 04 Oct 1866 in Fort Benton, Chouteau, Montana m: 25 Dec 1888 in Weiser, Washington, Idaho d: 07 Jan 1958 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Living Davis
.................... 3 Living Davis
.................... 3 Furman C. Davis b: Nov 1893 in ,Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Alma A. Davis b: Mar 1895 in ,Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Crystal Davis b: Abt. 1896 in ,Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Emma R. Davis b: Abt. 1901 in ,Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Abbie Blanch Davis b: 1905 in Eagle Valley, Baker, Oregon d: 1992
........................ +John Melvin Hensley b: 04 Sep 1900 in Saint Joe, Searcy, Arkansas m: 02 Sep 1922 in ,Baker, Oregon d: 27 Sep 1960 in Halfway, Baker, Oregon
.................... 3 Bernice Madelyn Davis b: 08 Feb 1914 in Richland, Baker, Oregon d: 09 Jan 1993 in Baker City, Baker, Oregon
......... 2 Charles H. Miles b: 22 May 1874 in ,,Oregon d: 18 Jul 1958
............. +Lulu Wilsey
......... *2nd Wife of Charles H. Miles:
............. +Effie O. Brown b: 20 Mar 1879 m: 28 Oct 1903 d: 07 May 1906
......... 2 Roland G. "Lennard" Miles b: 21 Jan 1881 d: 25 Apr 1959
......... 2 Robert E. Miles b: 21 Oct 1883 d: 06 Mar 1888

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

History of Central Oregon, published 1906, Biographical Sketches of Lake County by James Small, page 903

Holder, William

William Holder is now one of the thrifty tillers of the soil and lives in the vicinity of Paisley, Crook county, Oregon his home being eleven miles south of that place. He was born on August 11, 1854, near Cornwalll, Benton county, Oregon. His father, Adam Holder, was born in Pennsylvania, crossing the plains form Iowa in 1853 to Benton county and in 1859 settled in Corvallis, where he followed blacksmithing. In 1885, he came across the mountains to Sherman county where he is now living, aged eighty-two years. He married Julia A. Kompp, who was born on the Rine, in Germany. she came to the United States when a girl and lived in Iowa where she was married. She is now seventy-two yeas of age and is still living. Her father, August Kompp, was an officer in the German army. Our subject has one brother, Lewis D. of Sherman county, Oregon and one sister Mrs. Pinkie Johnson, deceased. William was educated in the public schools and the agricultural collage at Corvallis. In 1881 he went to Sherman county, his name appearing on the Republican ticket and he was the first Republican sheriff of the county. So well did he fill the office that two years later he was chosen again to the same position and in 1898, the people determined to give him a third term and accordingly he was overwhelmingly elected. This gives him six years of continuous service in that important office and he left a record of uprightess and faithfulness seldom exceeded. In 1900 Mr. Holder went to Shaniko, where he operated a newspaper for a while , then he bought the Prineville Review and conducted it for a time. After that , we find him in charge of the Paisley Post and in the fall of 1903, he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of good land where he now resides, one-third of which is in cultivation and it is a splendid estate. It possesses some natural meadow, has an abundance of water for irrigation , has all the improvements and conveniences, as house, barn, orchard and so fourth.

Mr. Holder has been twice married and has six children: Nellie, the wife of Erwin Pike of Sherman county; Minnie, wife of Prof. Frank Henry of Moro, Oregon; Carl; Neva; Eulalia; and Thomas.

Mr. Holder is past grand of the I.O.O.F. and present noble grand. He is a member of the encampment, and of the W.W. the Maccabees and the K.P. He has been representative to the grand lodges of the I.O.O.F. and Maccabees. He is a man of energy and intelligence, well informed on the questions of the day and a progressive, public minded citizen.
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William's parents were Adam Holder and Julia Ann Kompp.

Descendants of Adam Holder

1 Adam Holder b: 22 Feb 1826 in Somerset Co, PA d: 03 Aug 1905 in Grass Valley, Sherman Co, OR
.. +Julia Ann Kompp b: 26 Jun 1833 in Darmstadt, Germany m: 15 Jan 1852 in Jefferson County, Iowa d: 14 Oct 1908 in Grass Valley, Sherman Co, OR
......... 2 William Henry Holder b: 11 Aug 1854 in Benton County, Oregon d: 31 Dec 1910 in Oregon
............. +Mary Jane Gideon b: 03 May 1866 in St. Joseph, Missouri d: 05 Jul 1935 in Paisley, Oregon
.................... 3 Carl Holder b: 19 Mar 1890 d: 1960
.................... 3 Neva Holder b: 03 May 1893
........................ +Henry McCall
.................... 3 Eulalia Holder b: 03 Jan 1898 d: 1918
.................... 3 Henry Holder b: 1901 d: 1903
.................... 3 Thomas Day Holder b: 27 Jul 1903
........................ +Maurine Louise Veith
......... 2 Julia E. Holder b: 1857 in Benton County, Oregon d: Bef. 1860 in Benton County, Oregon
......... 2 Lewis David Holder b: 1864 in Benton County, Oregon d: 14 Feb 1918 in Union County, Oregon
......... 2 Pinkie Daisy Holder b: 1867 in Benton County, Oregon d: 07 Oct 1887 in Benton County, Oregon
............. +John Vinton Johnson b: 07 Feb 1864 in Benton County, Oregon m: 03 Aug 1884 in Benton County, Oregon d: 31 Aug 1892 in Benton County, Oregon
.................... 3 Cynthia Anna Johnson b: in Benton County, Oregon
........................ +William W. Musgrave m: 07 Jun 1909 in Benton County, Oregon d: 06 Feb 1960 in Multnomah County, Oregon
............................... 4 Cynthia Ella Musgrave b: Jun 1910 in Benton County, Oregon
............................... 4 Thelma Ella Musgrave b: Dec 1911 in Benton County, Oregon

Monday, June 18, 2007

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

HISTORY OF BENTON COUNTY, OREGON
Published By: David D. Fagan
Portland, Oregon (1885)

BLAIR, Thomas J.--Was born in Bond county, Illinois 11 June 1830, but at the age of 6 years went with his parents to Lee county, Iowa, where he resided and engaged in farming until the spring of 1853. Mr. BLAIR and his wife now crossed the plains to Oregon, arriving in October of that year; but in March of 1854, he removed from Oregon City to Benton county, and first settled on the South Fork of Mary's river, on land now owned by Mr. SPEARS. While residing on this claim our subject found the country in the throes of a civil war, and like every patriotic citizen he determined to contribute towards the maintenance of the Union, therefore, in 1864 he enlisted in Company A., First Oregon Infantry and with that corps served nearly 2 years. Upon obtaining his discharge he disposed of his farm, removed to Yaquina Bay and there dwelt for 3 years, when, transferring his residence in 1878, to the city of Corvallis, he engaged in a warehouse and grain-storing business. In the spring of 1884, Mr. BLAIR was elected to the office of Treasurer of Benton county on the Republican ticket, and is still the able and efficient holder of the position. Married in Lee county, Iowa in 1851, Miss Lucinda J. MONTGOMERY, who died 30 June 1881, and had a family, viz: Martha N (now Mrs. F. H. SAWTELL), Nellie, and Clara.
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Thomas's parents were Colbert Blair and Elizabeth Hill.

Descendants of Colbert Powell Blair

1 Colbert Powell Blair b: 30 Jan 1805 in Burke, NC d: 1906 in Pendleton, Umatilla, OR
.. +Elizabeth Hill b: 13 Feb 1807 in , KY m: 19 Feb 1824 in ,Montgomery, IL d: 12 Oct 1860 in ,Benton, OR
......... 2 Oliver P. Blair b: Abt. 1825 in Hurricane Twp., Montgomery, IL
............. +Melinda J. Criel b: WFT Est. 1819-1843 m: 15 Jul 1860 in Benton, OR d: WFT Est. 1865-1931
......... 2 Fannie W. Blair b: Abt. 1825 in Hurricane Twp., Montgomery, IL d: 1905 in Lincoln, OR
............. +Miles Henckel b: 10 Mar 1820 in Pendleton, VA m: Abt. 1841 d: 01 Jan 1849 in Lee, IA
.................... 3 Josiah Henckel b: 10 Jan 1843 in Lee, IA d: 10 Aug 1905 in Prineville, Crook, OR
........................ +Mattie G. Bradford b: WFT Est. 1839-1866 in Lexington, MO m: 18 Nov 1883 in Aullville, Lafayette, MO d: 20 Jun 1895 in Prineville, OR
.................... 3 Colbert Henckel b: 04 Jun 1847 in Lee, IA d: 08 Mar 1937 in Lakeview, Lake, OR
.................... 3 Levi Henckel b: 21 Oct 1849 in Lee, IA d: 20 Aug 1920 in Corvallis, Benton, OR
........................ +Naomi Nevada Belle Kirkpatrick b: 15 Dec 1859 in Kirkville, IA m: 06 Nov 1872 in Benton, OR d: 02 Dec 1873 in Albany, OR
.................... *2nd Wife of Levi Henckel:
........................ +Emily Rees b: 06 Sep 1858 in Jasper, IA m: 23 Nov 1875 in Belfountain, OR d: 04 Sep 1930 in Portland, Multnomah, OR
............................... 4 Arthur L. Henckel b: 12 Oct 1878 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon d: 14 Jan 1919 in Portland, Oregon
................................... +Leola Cline m: 23 Nov 1897 in Benton Co, OR
............................... *2nd Wife of Arthur L. Henckel:
................................... +Charlotte Spencer b: 07 Mar 1884 in Little Elk, Benton Co, OR m: 01 Jan 1902 in Blodgett, Benton Co, OR
........................................... 5 Melba Henckel b: 1902 in Benton Co, OR
........................................... 5 Merwin Low Henckel b: 18 Aug 1906 in Benton Co, OR d: 07 Feb 1994 in Wasco Co., OR
............................................... +Mary Elizabeth b: 21 May 1907
......... *2nd Husband of Fannie W. Blair:
............. +Lorenzo Scovel b: WFT Est. 1803-1830 m: Abt. 1850 d: WFT Est. 1855-1916
.................... 3 Mary Scovel b: WFT Est. 1843-1866 d: WFT Est. 1874-1950
........................ +McAdams b: WFT Est. 1833-1865 m: WFT Est. 1874-1907 d: WFT Est. 1874-1945
............................... 4 Lottie McAdams b: WFT Est. 1865-1900 d: WFT Est. 1873-1981
............................... 4 William McAdams b: WFT Est. 1865-1900 d: WFT Est. 1874-1978
.................... 3 Belle Scovel b: WFT Est. 1843-1866 d: WFT Est. 1874-1950
........................ +G. A. Nye b: WFT Est. 1833-1865 m: WFT Est. 1874-1907 d: WFT Est. 1874-1945
......... 2 Thomas Jefferson Blair b: 11 Jun 1830 in Hurricane Twp., Montgomery, IL d: Aft. 1884 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
............. +Lucinda Jane Montgomery b: 26 Jun 1829 in VA m: 26 Feb 1851 in Lee County, IA d: 30 Jun 1881 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
.................... 3 Charles L. Blair b: 10 Apr 1854 in Benton Co, OR d: 17 Aug 1854 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Martha Narcissa Blair b: Abt. 1855 in Benton Co, OR
........................ +F. H. Sawtell b: 1844 in France m: 10 Jan 1873 in Benton Co, OR
............................... 4 E. N. Sawtell b: 1875 in Benton Co., OR
............................... 4 W. B. Sawtell b: 1877 in Benton Co., OR
.................... 3 Kate Blair b: 01 Jun 1860 in Benton Co, OR d: 13 Apr 1861 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Clara Blair b: Abt. 1868 in Benton Co, OR
......... 2 Chloe Jane Blair b: Abt. 1833 in Hurricane Twp., Montgomery, IA d: 1870 in Marion County, Oregon
............. +Thomas Skipton b: 16 Feb 1829 in Washington Co., OH m: 06 Jul 1851 in Appanoose Co, IA
.................... 3 Elizabeth Skipton b: 1853 in Oregon
........................ +James Irvin
.................... 3 Fanny Skipton b: 1855 in Oregon
.................... 3 Mary Olive Skipton b: 1857 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Maca Skipton b: 1859 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Martha Skipton b: 1862 in Benton Co, OR
........................ +John A. Armstrong
.................... 3 James L. Skipton b: 27 Aug 1863 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 John Wesley Skipton b: 02 Jun 1867 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 William Lee Skipton b: Mar 1870 in Benton Co, OR d: 28 Jun 1942 in Marion Co, OR
........................ +Carrie Edith Garwood b: Sep 1878
......... 2 James Holmes Blair b: 1836 in Lee, IA
............. +Rebecca Caroline Barker b: WFT Est. 1832-1852 m: WFT Est. 1867-1901 in Benton, OR d: WFT Est. 1867-1936
......... 2 Sophia W. Blair b: Abt. 1838 in Lee, IA d: Bef. 1905 in Oregon
............. +James B. Irwin b: 1823 in Sheridan Co, MO m: 06 May 1855 in Benton, OR
.................... 3 Martha Irwin b: 1856 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Louzina Irwin b: 1859 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 John F. Irwin b: 1863 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Colbert M. Irwin b: 1868 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Elizabeth M. Irwin b: 1868 in Benton Co, OR
......... 2 Martha N. Blair b: Abt. 1840 in Lee, IA
......... 2 John B. Blair b: 1842 in Lee, IA d: Aft. 1906 in Lakeview, Oregon
............. +Serepta Jane Fuller b: 23 May 1850 in Benton Co, OR m: 11 Jul 1867 in Benton, OR
.................... 3 Tracy Blair b: in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Wellington S. Blair b: 1868 in Benton Co, OR
......... 2 Meekey M. Blair b: Abt. 1846 in Lee, IA d: Aft. 1905 in Lincoln County, Oregon
............. +Frank Mathias Trapp b: 05 Mar 1838 in Missouri m: 18 Jan 1863 in Benton, OR
.................... 3 Dudley Trapp b: 1864 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Fanny Trapp b: 1866 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Effie Trapp b: 1868 in Benton Co, OR
........................ +Sidney A. Pruett b: 1856
.................... 3 Chauncey Trapp b: 1871 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Ettree Trapp b: 1873 in Benton Co, OR
.................... 3 Clyde Trapp b: 1878 in Benton Co, OR