Location: Villisca Iowa

Biography of Fernando A. Parsons

Fernando A. Parsons. The career of Fernando A. Parsons, of Chanute, is remarkable in many ways, but principally because of the number of fields which it had invaded and the success which had attended the ventures in which its author had been engaged. From his youth, when he paid his own way through college, Mr. Parsons had pushed steadily forward, always assisting his community’s interests while advancing his own. With a handsome fortune gained through his good business ability and persistent labors, and at an age when most men are content to retire, Mr. Parsons still continues as an active

Mather, Leona Mrs. – Obituary

Came to Baker By Wagon Train Graveside services for Leona Mather, 87, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Dr. J. W. Cool, Professor of Missions, Western Baptist Seminary, of Portland will officiate. Mrs. Mather was born January 27, 1880 at Villisca, Iowa, and passed away in Portland July 9, 1967. she moved to Baker County as a small girl from Iowa by wagon train and lived in Baker most of her life until moving to Portland in 1959. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Haskins of Portland and Mrs. Robert Planansky of