Location: Washington County MN

Front page of the Stillwater Messenger, vol 5 no 16

The Stillwater Messenger, 1861-1874

The 135 issues of the Stillwater Messenger placed online by the Minnesota Historical Society comprise of 1 issue per week (multiple issues are present in each film) of a period from 1 Jan 1861 – 4 Dec 1874. There is a gap in the issues here presented, and that is from 11 Mar 1868 – 09 Dec 1870. This is the period of time in which the Stillwater Messenger was published as the Stillwater Republican.

Biography of Tams Bixby

When historians of the future write of the state of Oklahoma, or recite the romance of the American Indian, they needs must tell the story of Tams Bixby. Above his signature five great Indian nations ceased to be, one hundred and one thousand red-men foreswore allegiance to their tribal chieftains to become citizens of the United States and twenty-one million acres of Indian hunting grounds were made ready for admission to the Union. It was in 1897 that Tams Bixby left Minnesota, where he had gained national prominence as chairman of the Republican state central committee and came to Indian

Cornwell, Thora Jean – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Thora Jean Cornwell, 78, of Joseph, died at the Wallowa Valley Care Center in Enterprise Sun Dec. 12. She was born in 1926 in St. Paul Minnesota to Oliver and Caroline Castle. Mrs. Cornwell has been married to Jack Cornwell for 41 years. During which time she worked in a school cafeteria, moving from Vancouver, Wash to Wallowa Lake. She enjoyed sewing and traveling with her husband. Mrs. Cornwell is survived by her husband Jack Cornwell of Wallowa Lake, son Ted Hisel of Vancouver, Wash, daughter Joyce Schultz of White salmon, and daughter Jody Ogden of Colton. Other

Comstock, Chester Glen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Chester Glen Comstock, 56, of La Grande, died Dec. 5 at a care home in La Grande from complications of cancer. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Born May 15, 1950, in Seattle, Chester spent his childhood in St. Paul, Minn., graduating from high school and attending vocational school there, where he participated on the wrestling team. He married and had two children, and was then inducted into the Army, where he served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1974. He divorced and moved

Sager, John Robert – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon John Robert Sager, 84, of Baker City, died Aug. 30, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 1734 Third St. Pastor Dennis Marttala will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the church. John was the first baby born at Bates. He was born there on Oct. 21, 1918, to Jack and Clara Sager. During his younger years he moved with his family to sawmill towns from Stillwater, Minn., to Glenwood, Wash., where he finished the seventh grade. The family then moved to Pondosa,