This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.
Location: Mesa County CO
George A. Crawford, the founder of Fort Scott, a well known editor and public man and several times a gubernatorial candidate, was born in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1827, of Scotch-Irish-German stock. After recejving an aendemie education and graduating from Jefferson College, he taught school in Kentucky and Mississippi, when he returned to Pennsylvania to study law. While still reading for the bar, he became edjtor and proprietor of the Clinton Demoernt. During the early ’50s he took an active part in politics against the Know-Nothings and in 1855 was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Demeratie State Couvention. In
Wilbur F. George. With the exception of a short time spent in travel, Wilbur F. George had been a resident of Kansas since 1870, and during this time had been commensurately rewarded by the results which inevitably follow in the wake of industry, energy and careful management. Like many of his fellow agriculturists who have won success, he entered upon his career an a poor man, and whatever of success had come to him–and it is not inconsiderable–has beon attained solely through the medium of his own strength of purpose and hard labor. Mr. George, who is now a resident
M.P. Thompson Services Held Pioneer Citizen Summoned After Brief Illness Imnaha, Oregon One of the earlier pioneers of Wallowa county and Imnaha, Ore., passed away last Friday when M.P.. Thompson of Little Sheep creek died in the Enterprise hospital following a week’s illness. Mark Pomroy Thompson, son of Eliza and Thomas B. Thompson, was born Oct. 26, 1874; in Dow City, Iowa, and passed away Friday, April 2, 1943, aged 68 years five months and six days. He was married Nov. 23, 1893, to Mable U. Creasy of Imnaha, Ore., and is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs.
North Powder, Oregon Louise Shelton, 91, a long-time North Powder resident, died Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery. Pastor Sally Wiens of Haines United Methodist Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There will be a reception after the service at the North Powder Grange. Louise was born Sept. 27, 1912, at Grand Valley, Colo., to John R. and Jenny Maria Bushby Wheeler. She met and married Walter D. Clark in
Robert F. “Bob” Ciesiel, 77, a longtime Baker City resident, died Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Bob’s vigil/wake will begin at 5:30 tonight at his residence at 42797 Nye Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bob was born on Aug. 7, 1928, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Leo and Viola Lechmanski Ciesielski. He was raised at Brooklyn and Floral Park, N.Y., graduating from Sewanhaka High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on
Halfway, Oregon Leona B. Miller, 96, a longtime Halfway and Baker City resident and recently of Canby, died Jan. 5, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Roberta J. Hilger, and her husband, John. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Vault interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. Leona was born on Oct. 15, 1907, to John Weir Brinkerhuff and Myrtle Alice Dingman at Collbran, Colo. They moved to Oregon when
Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Appleton Appleton Cemetery Crown Point Cemetery Collbran Cedar Crest Cemetery Clover Cemetery DeBeque DeBeque Cemetery Fruita Calvary Cemetery Elmwood Cemetery Glade Park Glade Park Cemetery Grand Junction Municipal Cemetery Orchard Mesa Cemetery Potter’s Field Cemetery Mesa Fairview Cemetery Mesa Cemetery Palisade Palisade Cemetery Plateau City Eagalite Cemetery Whitewater Whitewater Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at
Haines, Oregon Donald Leon Walker, 69, a resident of Haines, died on Monday, March 10, 2003. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Haines United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be March 19 at 2 p.m. at the City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz. Don was born in Gilbert, Ariz., with Military Honors. Jan. 13, 1934. He resided there most of his life. Mr. Walker was a member of the Gilbert United Methodist Church, as well as a graduate of Gilbert High School, Class of 1952. Don took his Senior Year off
Baker City, Oregon Bart Bailey, 20, of Baker City died June 24, 2002, at Grand Junction, Colo., of injuries sustained in a traffic accident while en route to the Hayman fire near Denver to work as a firefighter with Grayback Forestry Inc. His Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Pastors Lenny Spooner and Mark Trancale of the Nazarene Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Nazarene Church after the service. Bart moved with his family