Location: Stanislaus County CA

Biographical Sketch of Sebastian Lombardi

Successful dairyman, farmer and cattleman. Thus in a few words we can outline the interesting career in San Mateo county of Sebastian Lombardi. Nevertheless success did not come without effort and a hard struggle. When Mr. Lombardi first came to San Francisco to go into the dairying business he was without money, but he soon had established a paying business. With the capital he realized in his San Francisco venture he again entered the dairying business in San Bruno upon a larger scale in 1900. He rented a place here in the beginning. Today he owns this place together with

Renfrow, Earl J. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Services were held Tuesday morning, July 7, in the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto, Calif., for Earl Jackson Refrow, son of Edward and Mary Renfrow, early pioneers of lower Lost Prairie. He was 77 years of age and had been in failing health for some time, although he didn’t enter the Oakdale Hospital until a few days before his death. The services were conducted by Rev. Eleon Shuman of the Modesto Advent Christian Church of which he was a member, and burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Earl Renfrow was born in Troy, Oregon and

Miller, Henry – Obituary

Henry Miller, an honored pioneer of Wallowa county, died at his home in Turlock, California, Sunday morning aged 73 years. No particulars of his death has been received. Mr. Miller was born in Virginia and cmae to Oregon 30 years ago. He was active in the upbuilding of this county and no man was mre highly respected. He served two terms as county treasurer. About a year ago he removed to Beaverton and last winter to Turlock. He leaves a widow, two sons, Charles Miller of Turlock, Robert Miller of Vail, and one daughter, Mrs. George O’Brian of Wallowa. Source:

Fordney, William H. – Obituary

William H. Fordney, a former resident of the north end of Wallowa County, passed away at his home near Turlock, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 22, 1931. William Henry Fordney was born in Scotland County, Missouri, Feb. 18, 1863, and was at the time of his death aged 67 years, 11 months and 4 days. He came to the Lost Prairie country in 1887, with his brother, Peter Fordney, now deceased. The Fordneys lived in Wallowa County for many years. In the fall of 1907, William H. Fordney moved to California and purchased the land three miles from Turlock, which was his

Ormsby, Orla P. – Obituary

In Modesto at the home 211 McHenry Avenue, Orla P., beloved husband of Mary A. Ormsby, loving father of Mrs. J. J. Taylor of Sunnydale, Calif., and Morris Ormsby of Modesto, grandfather of Milton O. and Aleta C. Warden. A native of New York, aged 71 years, 2 months, and 5 days. A member of the Woodmen of the World and IOOF at Oroville, Calif. Remains at Channon’s Chapel, 921 Twelfth Street and will be forwarded to Oroville, Monday, December 25, for services and interment Tuesday at 2 p.m. Modesto Bee, December 24, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Ormsby, Mary Miller – Obituary

In Modesto, May 20th, Mary A. Ormsby, mother of Mrs. Grace Taylor and Morris Ormsby, grandmother of Milton Warden, sister of Mrs. C. E. Owen and John Miller, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 62 years. A member of Orange Grove Rebekah Lodge No. 84, and the Woodcraft Lodge of Oroville, the E. F. Society of the Presbyterian Church, the Woman’s Relief Corps, Women’s Improvement Club, and the WCTU of Modesto. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock a the Shannon Funeral Chapel, 921 – 12th Street. Rev. J. K. Pitman

Ormsby, Irene A. Newstrom – Obituary

Irene A. Ormsby, 90, of Grass Valley died Friday [October 15, 1993] in a local medical facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday and entombment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Mrs. Ormsby was born Sept. 27, 1903, in Selma to David M. and Emma Newstrom. She lived in the Bay Area for 40 years before moving to Grass Valley one year ago. She lived in Modesto before moving to the Bay Area. She enjoyed ballroom dancing. Her family was the focus of her life. She is survived by her son Duane M. Ormsby

Rader, Hilda G. Brunn – Obituary

Former Ellensburg area resident Hilda G. Rader, 90, died Monday [January 16, 1984] following a short illness in Modesto, Calif. She had been living in California with her son and daughter-in-law since 1980 She was born in Freeport, Ill., on Jan. 3, 1894, one of eight children of Christian and Marie Brunn. Her father emigrated from Sweden in the early 1880’s and her mother, Marie Horz [Hertz], was a native of Germany. The Brunn family moved to the Kittitas Valley shortly after the turn of the century Mrs. Rader was graduated from Ellensburg Normal School and taught in public schools

Jarman, Delbert “Gary” – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Delbert Jarman 81 of Riverside, California passed away June 11 in Kaiser hospital in Fontana, California. He is buried in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside. Delbert was born in Haines, Baker County, Oregon in 1904 to William and Bertha Green Jarman Hart and had his schooling in Haines. He was married to Georgie Swan, another Oregonian, and moved to Riverside where they have resided for twenty four years. He was supervisor for the Ralston Purina Company for thirty years. He is survived by his wife Georgie, a daughter, Dolly Umbarger, a brother Ardell and a sister Vivian