Location: Orange County IN

Biography of George W. Hill

George W. Hill. As the nation grows older more and more honor is paid the men who offered their lives as sacrifice to the preservation of the Union in the dark days of the ’60s. One of these veterans still living in Champaign County is George W. Hill, whose life since the war has been one of peaceful industry as a farmer and he is now enjoying a well earned retirement at his home in the village of St. Joseph. He was born at Paola, Orange County, Indiana, February 22, 1840. It will be noted that his birth occurred on

Biography of James Henry Powell

James Henry Powell. Chautauqua County had never had a more popular official than James H. Powell, who is now concluding his second term as sheriff. He had been a farmer, public official and prominent citizen of this section of Kansas for a quarter of a century. A noteworthy fact is that when he was re-elected in the fall of 1914 he was given the largest majority ever given a candidate for any office in Chautauqua County and carried every voting precinct. One of the valleys of the State of Tennessee had for many years been known as Powell’s Valley. The

Biography of Robert Scott Mahan, M. D.

Robert Scott Mahan, M. D. While a high medical authority had declared that man’s organs, under natural strain only, ought to last 300 years, the fact is patent that only in rare cases do they function one-third of that time, and that threescore and ten, according to the Psalmist, covers the life history of the majority in any community who reach what is termed “old age.” To combat by medical knowledge and surgical skill the diseases that attack and the accidents that lay low mankind that shorten his life and ruin his happiness, the physician and surgeon is called. There

Lindley, J. E. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon J.E. (Ex) Lindley, following a stroke of paralysis about two weeks ago, died at his room in Baker Wednesday night at 11:50. He was fifty-six years old on the day of his death and had been a resident of the North Powder community for about 35 years, coming here from Paoli, Indiana, the place of his birth. For the past two years he has been in poor health on account of a first attack of paralysis. He was unmarried. He had engaged at one time in the grocery business at North Powder, but for the

Lee, Tabitha Mrs.- Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Tabitha Lee Passes This Life Mrs. Tabitha Lee, aged 76, died at her home in North Powder, Thursday morning at about six o’clock. Mrs. Lee was found in her bed in an unconscious condition at about that time, by Miss Ruth Agustus. She died without a struggle. Heart failure is given as the cause of death. Mrs. Lee was the widow of the late Geo. E. Lee and the mother of Mrs. W.A. Hudelson, Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. Howard Sloan, Volney E. and Oey (?) Lee, all of this city. Numerous other relatives survive.

Simonis, Matts Mrs. – Obituary

Coming as a shock to the entire community was the death of Mrs. Matts Simonis, who passed away very suddenly last Friday about noon. Mrs. Simonis had prepared dinner when she was taken suddenly ill, and died about an hour and a half later. Medical aid was sought but she passed away before the physician could reach her. The funeral services which were held from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon were largely attended. The body was laid to rest in the City cemetery. Matilda Ann Harrison was born in Orange County, Indiana, March 4, 1874; died at her home on

Lee, Miles – Obituary

Miles Lee Funeral Largely Attended Miles Lee one of the most prominent sheep growers of this section, died last Friday afternoon, May 29, at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker, where he had been removed two days previous from his home in that city and an operation was performed in the hope of saving his life. Mr. Lee had been in ill health for some time previous, but his condition had not been considered alarming, and news of his death came as a shock to his many friends all over the state. Miles Lee was born in Paoli, Orange county, Indiana,

Biographical Sketch of Nelson S. Freeman, M. D.

Nelson S. Freeman, M. D., practicing physician in Farmington; P. O. Campbell; was born in Orange Co., Ind., Feb. 17, 1833, and lived with his parents until 19 years of age. He was married to Mary F. Carman Sept. 29, 1851; she was born in Tioga Co., Penn., April 2,1832; they have had six children – Caroline M., Charles K, Lizzie A., William F., Frank F. and Matthew S., deceased. Dr. Freeman has been practicing medicine twenty-three years; his practice has been quite extensive and attended with good success. Dr. Freeman was Assistant Surgeon in the 63d I. V. I.

Biography of James Henry Reed

James Henry Reed, superintendent of the city schools of Grenola, is an educator of wide and diversified experience, and had taught in various localities of several different states. He was born in Orleans, Indiana, January 15, 1858. His Reed ancestors came from England to Virginia in colonial days, and they were also connected with the Massachusetts branch of the same family. His grandfather, Jesse Reed, who was a blacksmith by trade, spent his last years at Orleans, Indiana. The family had lived in Kentucky after leaving Virginia, and from Kentucky went to Indiana. Henry Reed, father of Professor Reed, was