Location: San Luis Obispo County CA

Biographical Sketch of H. C. Tuchsen

It is probably true that the real estate operator has the opportunity as well as the responsibility of doing more actual good ‘for the county that he represents than any other profession. He brings settlers and home seekers and builds up the county in more ways than one. This is particularly true of Mr. Tuchsen whose election to serve as President of the Redwood City Board of Trade and San Mateo County Development Association as well as City Trustee of Redwood City, amply testifies. Mr. Tuchsen was born on February 11, 1864 in Germany. He came to America when comparatively

Hessemer, Eva R. – Obituary

Eva R. Hessemer, 94, of Tacoma, died Mon., June 28, 1993. She was born in Union, OR. Her grandparents settled in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley after journeying from Independence, MO over the Oregon Trail. She resided in Montesano, WA until 1960 when she moved to Goleta, CA following her husband’s retirement. After his death, she made her home in Los Osos, CA where she lived until moving to Tacoma in 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Brown, Tacoma; a son, Robert A. Hessemer, Jr., Green Valley, AZ; 2 brothers, Gerald Spencer, Los Osos and Fred Spencer, Fresno, CA; a sister,

Biography of William Studabecker

William Studabecker was born in Allen County, Indiana, in 1851; he is the son of David and Elizabeth (Wilt) Studabecker. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Maine. When Mr. Studabecker was two years of age his father moved the family to Van Wert County, Ohio, and there engaged in farming until his death in 1858. The subject of this sketch was reared to the labor attending a life upon a farm, and after the age of ten years was deprived of any schooling facilities; at twenty years of age he learned the shoemaker’s trade and

Biography of Edward Lester

Edward Lester was born at Covington, Kentucky, in 1829. His parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Holmes) Lester, were natives of Yorkshire, England. They came to the United States in 1818 and settled in Indiana and later located in Covington. There his father was engaged in building, and later as an employee in the first cotton factory that was ever erected west of the Alleghany Mountains. In 1830 Mr. Lester’s parents settled in Hamilton County, Ohio, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. There the subject of this sketch was reared and schooled. His schooling was such as could be obtained in the common

Sterling, Robert H. “Bob” – Obituary

Robert H. “Bob” Sterling, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, CA. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. Bob and his twin sister; Ruth Sterling Wirshup, were born March 10, 1913 in Gresham, Oregon where they were raised and graduated from high school. Their parents were James H. and Gertrude (Conkle) Sterling. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1935, Bob was employed by the Forest Service in Baker County, where he met and

Salinan Family

Salinan Family. A linguistic stock of California, named by Latham (1856) and Powell (1891) from Salinas river. The Salinan Indians inhabited parts of San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and perhaps San Benito Counties, their territory extending from the sea to the main ridge of the Coast range and from the head of the Salinas drainage to a short distance above Soledad. Little is known about them; no name for themselves as a body, for their language, or for any division, either in their own or in any other Indian language, is known; nor is it known what any such divisions may

San Luis Obispo County, California Cemetery Records

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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at San Luis Obispo County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Arroyo Grande District Cemetery A – L | M – Z Cemetery Map Halcyon Cemetery Shandon Cemetery St. Patrick’s Cemetery Saint Patrick’s Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment.net) Arroyo Grande Cemetery    

Hutton, Billy Joe “Bud” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Billy Joe “Bud” Hutton, 69, a longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 14, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a family gathering later. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. Mr. Hutton was born Jan. 16, 1932, at Lebanon, Mo., to Claude and Gertie Caffey Hutton. He graduated from Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Ore. He was a member of the Honor Society and served as student body president. He received the Elks scholarship for “Most Valuable Student.” He attended Southern Oregon University at Ashland, where he played freshman and varsity football.

Mattocks, Betty Ruth Shropshire, Mrs. – Obituary

Betty Ruth Shropshire Mattocks, 80, died May 12, 2009, at San Luis Obispo, Calif., where she had lived since 1951. She was born in Ashland, Kan., on Feb. 2, 1929, to Robert David Shropshire and Hazel Viola Fox Shropshire, the fifth of six children: Byrdie Opal, John Otis, Mildred Louise, Bonnie Lee, who died at birth, and Kenneth Ray. The family lived on a farm northeast of Mount Jesus on the road to Lexington. Toward the end of World War II, the family moved to Baker to be near Betty’s sister, Opal Shropshire Dielman and her two children (Opal’s husband,