Collection: Malheur County Oregon Biographies

Biographical Sketch of Charles Platt

No man is better or more favorably known in Malheur County than is he whose name heads this sketch. He was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1852, and remained there until he came to Nevada in 1877, where he was engaged in the sheep business for about seven years. Coming then to Baker County, since Malheur, he at once became inter­ested in his old business, and he is still largely identi­fied with it in connection with George Series. In 1892, he was elected county assessor on the republican ticket, and in 1894 county clerk, and again in 1896. He

Biographical Sketch of Test, E. H.

It is seldom that a larger mercantile establishment is to he found in any city on the coast than that of the Ore­gon Forwarding Company at Ontario. Established in 1885 by Fred J. Kiesel, of Ogden, Utah, it has grown under the style of Fred J. Kiesel, Wm. Teary & Co., and Kiesel, Shilling & Danelson, and since February 23, 1890, as the Oregon Forwarding Company, being incorporated on that date with E. H. Test as manager. They carry a complete line of general merchandise and stockmen’s supplies. Agricultural implements, hardware, etc., and acting as gen­eral agents among many other

Biographical Sketch of King, Gilbert

The subject of this sketch, whose portrait accompanies it, is one of Malheur County’s best known citizens, at pres­ent living on his home place near Ontario. He was born in Jefferson County, New York, in 1848, and came to this county in 1885, opening the station in Ontario, for the Ore­gon Short Line, January 23, of that year, and remained in their employ until January 14, 1897. Some eight years ago he bought his present place, and has it today in full cultivation, raising apples, prunes and other fruits. He takes considerable interest in politics, being at present the nominee

Biographical Sketch of Fell, James N.

The sterling citizen whose every thought is for the community’s good in which he has reared his home and cemen­ted his associations, must always command the respect and esteem of his fellowmen. Of such metal and commanding such respect is he whose name is inscribed above. James N. Fell Is a native of Canada; he came to Malheur county in 1875, and began ranching and stock raising in Jordan valley an occupation in which he is still largely engaged. In 1890 he was elected sheriff of the county on the democratic ticket, and again in 1892, the republicans that year

Biographical Sketch of Weaver, James

A man of sterling worth and a well-known citizen of Malheur, was born in Minnesota in 1860, and with his parents moved to this state in 1864, settling near Walla Walla, Wash. He received his education in the schools of Milton, Or. and then followed farming in that section until 1885. Moving to Morrow County, near Heppner, he followed the sane avocation until 1890. He then moved to Malheur County, and in 1892 bought out the drug store of A. W. Rime of Vale, and has successfully conducted it since. He carries a complete line of drugs and sundries, schoolbooks,

Biographical Sketch of Wheeler, R.G. Hon. R. G. Wheeler

Of Vale is one of those genial, wholesouled men whom it does one good to meet and who infuses new life into you with the simple shake of the hand. His affability and good nature make him a general favorite, and his friends are legion. Mr. Wheeler is a native of Pennsylvania. In which state he received his education, and in August 1868 became a member of the bar. Shortly after he moved to Illinois, and later again to Iowa and Nevada. March 1891 he came to Malheur County, and is at present mayor of the county seat, Vale. He