JUDGE ROBERT EAKIN. – While Union county is so especially favored in having men of energy and talent in the various callings of human industry and learning, there is no profession that is more signally marked by the men of ability within its ranks than the legal, and as a leader among this class stands the gentleman, whose name initiates this paragraph, and who is well and favorably known throughout eastern Oregon. Judge Eakin is a profound student of the literature of his chosen profession, having added by careful and thorough research to a mind well poised for weighing the
Location: Elgin Illinois
Thomas E. Sheard. There are no business men who, outside the medical and dental professions, come into such close, personal contact with their fellows as do barbers, and often their delicate ministrations are just as comforting and beneficial. A long course of careful training is necessary to bring about deftness of hand and quickness of eye, and when these are accompanied by a genial presence and a personal interest, a barber finds himself popular and prosperous. For thirty-two years Thomas E. Sheard had conducted his barber establishment in the same block on Kansas Avenue, Topeka, and during this time his
FINNEGAN, Nettie Todd9, (Charles8, Ruel7, Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 30, 1869, in Dundee, Ill., married in Elgin, Ill., June 30, 1900, James Finnegan, who was born July 9, 1871, in Sycamore, Ill. Children: I. Maurine, b. June 6, 1901. II. John James, b. May 9, 1908.
GIDDINGS, Almina Todd8, (Ruel7, Eleazer6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 2, 1843, in Dryden, N. Y., died Dec. 14, 1911, in Elgin, Ill., married in Dundee, Ill., Jan. 1, 1860, George Giddings, who was born Aug. 15, 1830, in Essex, Mass. Children: I. Lillian, b. Dec. 26, 1864, married first, Oct. 14, 1886, West Turner, from whom she was divorced in 1890, they had issue: (1) George, b. Aug. 11, 1887, m. Feb. 3, 1906, Minnie Aldrich, from whom he was divorced and m. a second time and went to live in St. Louis, Mo. Lillian Giddings married
Marvin Mills Todd8, (Lorenzo D.7, Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 8, 1847, in Rodman, N. Y., died Aug. 5, 1916, in Elyria, Ohio, he was married twice, first, Dec. 20, 1871, Elouise Lord, of Elyria, O., who was born Nov. 10, 1850, in Danbury, Conn., died Feb. 20, 1897, married second, July 4, 1898, Mrs. Elizabeth Glover Lewis. He spent his boyhood days in Elyria, O., and Rockford, Ill. He learned the painters and decorators trade in Elgin, Ill. He returned to Elyria, O., where he married and lived until 1909. He is now (1912) living with
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon David Patrick Baxter, 80, of Portland, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, died Dec. 12, 2004, surrounded by his family. David died of esophageal and lung cancer. David was born March 17, 1924, in Sterling, Ill., to the Rev. Thomas and Eliza Baxter. After his mother’s death in 1932, his father married Myra. They lived in Elgin, Ill., then moved to Austin, Minn. His family later moved to Baker City, where his father was a minister at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. David was a standout football and basketball player at Baker High School.
Dorr B. Chaffee a resident of Garden Grove, was born in Kane County, Illinois, in 1841, a son of Eber and Anna (Davis)Chaffee, natives of Vermont, and of English and Scotch origin. His father was born in 1799, and died in 1877, and his mother, born in 1803, died in 1876. The subject of this sketch, the first in their family of twelve children, born in Illinois, was educated at Elgin Academy. Afterward he taught school in Kane County, and then engaged in the dairy business a number of years at Elgin. He came to California in 1881; has made
Harrison B. Oatman, of Portland, was born in Courtland county, New York, February 25, 1826. His father, Harvey B. Oatman, died one year after the birth of our subject. One year later he accompanied his mother to Bellevue, Huron county, Ohio, where the family remained ten years and then settled in West Liberty, Ohio. Here they remained four years, after which they removed to Elgin, Illinois, and a few years later to Ogle county, in the same State. The latter place was at this time a new country and here Mr. Oatman commenced life on his own account as a