Location: San Diego California

Hall, Evert – Obituary

Evert Hall, 87, Rt. 5, died Monday May 25, 1981 at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Athens, Ohio, on May 24, 1894. He lived in San Diego, where he worked for Lockheed Aircraft during World War II. He and Bertha Annen Zumbrunnen were married in Yuma, Ariz. in 1942. They lived in Ellensburg for a time before moving to Friday Harbor in 1946. He worked in the cranberry fields near Friday Harbor and in the Aberdeen area. They returned to Ellensburg in 1974 from Aberdeen to live near their daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and the late Chet

Melchior, Bertha Mae “Peggy” Mrs. – Obituary

Bertha Mae “Peggy” Melchior, 71 of Halfway, died July 25, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center surrounded by her family. A celebration of Peggy’s life will be scheduled later. Peggy was born and raised at San Diego. In 1950, while working at Rohr making airplane parts, Peggy met and later married Donald Johnson. They had one daughter, Sherry. That marriage ended in divorce. A few years later, she married James Robert Melchior. They had three children, Jim, Dorothy and Gary. When Jim’s tour of duty in the Navy was up, they returned to his home state of Colorado. After

Acton, G. Adrian – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Adrian G. Acton, 87, died Jan. 9, 2005, at his home. A private memorial service will be held later this year. Adrian moved to Baker City one and one-half years ago with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft. He was born in Marysville, Wash., and grew up in Granite Falls, Wash., with his nine brothers and sisters. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He lived in San Diego, Calif., for 40 years and retired in 1986 as a Fire Chief at North Island

Biography of Nelson Sleppy

Nelson Sleppy, successor to the firm of Sleppy & Bullis, is one of the representative business men of Colton. He is at the head of one of the largest hardware establishments in that city and the pioneer in the business in Colton, having established his store in 1882. He conducted the establishment alone until 1888, when he formed a partnership with William S. Bullis, now the mayor of Colton, and the business was conducted under the firm name of Sleppy & Bullis, with Mr. Sleppy as the chief and managing partner, until February 5, 1890. The subject of this sketch

Duncan, Clifford L. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Clifford L. Duncan, 70, of Baker City, died Oct. 14, 2004, at his home surrounded by his family. At his request, his body was cremated and there will be no funeral or memorial service. Clifford was born on Aug. 20, 1934, at San Diego. He graduated from high school at El Monte, Calif. He moved to Baker City in 1970 to ranch with his brother, Floyd Duncan. Clifford retired as a diesel mechanic from Triple C Redi Mix in August 2004. He loved his work and loved fixing things. Clifford loved his family dearly and was always

Davis, Chester R. “Chet”

Halfway, Oregon Chester R. “Chet” Davis, 77, of Baker City and a former Halfway resident, died Sept. 6, 2004, at his home. His graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Military rites will be conducted by the Halfway Veterans of Foreign War Post, No. 7847. Mr. Davis was born on Jan. 22, 1927, at Roy, N.M., to John Bernard and Kathryn Valentine Williams Davis. He received his education in San Diego and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. He spent time in Korea after the war and was discharged

Aman, Lillian “Lil” Clark Mrs. – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Lillian Aman, 63, a longtime Richland resident, died May 9, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richland Christian Church. Gordon Bond will officiate. After the service, friends are invited to join the family for a potluck at the Richland Christian Church. Lil, as she liked to be called, was born July 14, 1940, in the small farming town of Holloway, Minn., to Melvin F. “Ty” and Alice N. Clark. When she was a young girl, her parents moved to San Diego to find work, but she always

Biography of Jacob Polhemus

Jacob Polhemus, deceased, was one of the pioneers of Colton, who located in that thriving city when the only buildings in the place were a saloon and eating-house, and the Pioneer Lumber Yard office. This was in 1875. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation, and was employed in the erection of the pioneer buildings of Colton. He built the first store opened in the town for Hathaway & Davenport, and many other well-known old-time buildings. In 1877 Mr. Polhemus purchased lots on the corner of Eighth and I streets and built his residence and shop upon them. This

Biography of Alfred A. Wood

Alfred A. Wood, the senior partner of the well-known firm of Wood & Cunningham, proprietors of the leading hardware establishment of Riverside, is a native of California, dating his birth in Sonoma County in September 1859. His father, William B. Wood, came to the State in 1850, and spent many years of his life in Sonoma and Monterey counties, and later, in Riverside, he was a businessman and engaged in mercantile life. The subject of this sketch was reared and schooled in Castroville, Monterey County, and after his attendance in the public schools entered the State Normal School at San

Biography of Prof. C. N. Andrews

Prof. C. N. Andrews, of Redlands, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1852. His father, Robert Andrews, crossed the plains to California with an ox team in 1857. They were on the plains at the time of the Mountain Meadow massacre, and were five months and ten days from Boonville to Sacramento. He purchased a farm in Sonoma County, in 1859, and is still living on it. He had a family of four sons and one daughter. The subject of this sketch received his early training in the common schools of Sonoma County, is a graduate of several prominent