Location: Contra Costa County CA

Biography of John Strode

With two of the most important industries that have contributed to the development and prosperity of the northwest, mining and stock rasing, John Strode has long been identified. He became a resident of California in 1852, ten years later went to Oregon, and since 1863 has made his home in Idaho. His birth occurred in Tennessee, on the 6th of February 1833, and he is of English, German and Welsh descent but the original ancestors, who came from England Wales and Germany, found homes in America at an early period in her history and were pioneer settlers of Kentucky. John

Biography of Clinton T. Stranahan

Important official work has been done in Nez Perces County by Clinton T. Stranahan, now filling the office of United States Indian agent at Spaulding, and it was because of his faithfulness in smaller things that he was entrusted with these broader responsibilities, which he is discharging in a truly patriotic spirit. Clinton T. Stranahan was born in Clayton, Contra Costa County, California, in March 1859, and is descended from Irish ancestry. His forefathers settled early in the state of New York, and there his father, Ebenezer Stranahan, was born. In 1852 Ebenezer Stranahan went to California. He engaged in

Bay, Lawrence G. “Larry” – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Heart Attack Takes Larry Bay Lawrence G. “Larry” Bay passed away suddenly Tuesday evening February 25, with a heart attack at Walnut Creek California. Bay was born June 6, 1911 at La Grande, son of Harve and Lulu Bay. He was reared in La Grande, graduating from high school there, and attended the University of Oregon. On October 12, 1935 he was married at Seattle to Bernice Wilson who survives him. During World War II he was with the U.S. Engineers in Alaska. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elk Lodge No. 1829

Bay, Larry – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Heart Attack Takes Larry Bay Lawrence G. “Larry” Bay passed away suddenly Tuesday evening February 25, with a heart attack at Walnut Creek California. Bay was born June 6, 1911 at La Grande, son of Harve and Lulu Bay. He was reared in La Grande, graduating from high school there, and attended the University of Oregon. On October 12, 1935 he was married at Seattle to Bernice Wilson who survives him. During World War II he was with the U.S. Engineers in Alaska. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elk Lodge No. 1829

Duckett, Richard E. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Richard E. Duckett, 51, of Elgin, died Nov. 30, 2004, at his home of a brain tumor after a long illness. There was a celebration of his life Saturday at the La Grande Baptist Church. Loveland Funeral Chapel of La Grande was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Duckett was born on Nov. 15, 1953, at La Grande to Richard L. and Doris Duckett. The family moved to Bates in 1959. He was a 1972 graduate of Prairie City High School where he was a member of the Order of DeMolay and played baseball and football. He served in

Levy, Leon – Obituary

Death Claims Union Pioneer Leon Levy, 79, of Union, pioneer merchant and breeder of thoroughbred cattle, died Friday at La Grande, where he had been ill for 11 months. Mr. Levy was born May 3, 1863, in Pacheco, Cal., and came to Oregon in 1878 with his family. Mr. Levy and his brothers were well known on the Pacific coast for their fine livestock and for many years exhibited at the Pacific International Livestock show and were active in the handling of the Union livestock show. Mr. Levy was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge. He is survived by

Carroll, Dan Thomas – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dan Thomas Carroll, 38, of La Grande died July 28 at his home. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight and from, 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Island City Cemetery. Dan was born March 31, 1969, to David Carroll and Vera Benson in Martinez, Calif. He was raised and educated in Pleasant Hill, Calif., and in La Grande. He married Christy Harper on Aug. 26, 1989, in La Grande. He was a member of the Third Batallion, 116th Armored Cavalry

DeBoie, Ross Graham – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Ross Graham DeBoie, 67, of Pittsburg, Calif., and formerly of La Grande, died March 30 at his home from complications of an extended lung illness. A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral Cremation & Life Celebration Center. Ross will buried next to his father in the Hillcrest East Cemetery in La Grande, in the community he considered a place of family and peace. Ross was born June 8, 1940, to Ralph and Bonnie DeBoie at St. Joseph’s Hospital in La Grande where he was raised and educated. He attended

Ralston, Dulcie Mae Ross Mrs. – Obituary

Dulcie Ralston, 92, of Baker City, died March 7, 2005, at her home. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Dulcie Mae Ross Ralston was born Dec. 24, 1912, at Mandan, N.D., to Edgar Ross and Daisy Eileen Wheeler Ross. When she was 6 she moved with her family to Oregon City. When she was 13 the family moved to Boulder Creek, Calif., where she met Rollie Ralston. They were married on July 15, 1932. Their daughter, Barbara, was born June