Franklin Rowe, son of Lucy Stillwell and Lucian Rowe, was born in Onondaga County, New York, possibly at Manlius as his parents were married there March 16, 1826. Franklin was the youngest and eighth child, born December 30, 1836. He was the grandson of Ebenezer and Mary Rowe, his grandfather was born in 1772 and died February 16, 1828 and is buried in Christ Church cemetery at Manlius, New York, his name is in the 1820 census but not in that of 1810 so he must have come to Onondaga County between those dates but diligent search has not been rewarded with further information regarding the lineage of Franklin Rowe. He had the following brothers and sisters, whose names may not be given in order of birth: Elihu, Thaddeus, Charlotte, Caroline, Mary, Martha, and Lucy.
Abbreviations Used in this Directory a–Acres; Ch — Children; O–Owner; T–Tenant or Renter; R –Rural Route; Sec-Section; Maiden name of wife follows directory name in parentheses (); figures at end of information–year became resident of county. Star (*) indicates children not at home. Name of farm follows names of children in quotations marks. In case of a tenant, the farm owner’s name follows the figures giving size of farm. Example: ABBEY, William L. (Lena Riggs) Martha and Cora Abbey, Mother and Sister; Kirkwood R1 Tompking Sec8-5 T80a H.M. Abbey Est. (1886) Tel. Farmers’ Line Kirkwood MEANS ABBEY, William L. –
Imnaha, Oregon Sylvia Bales Sylvia M. Bales, 94, of Imnaha, died Aug. 15, 2004. Services will be held Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, August 19, 2004 Sylvia Bales, 94, of Imnaha, died Aug. 15 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She was born April 19, 1910, to Tom and Odelia Jacob on Joseph Creek. She married John Bales Sept. 17, 1928. They lived most of their lives on different ranches in Wallowa County, the last years on the Imnaha. After John’s death, she moved
Dennis L. Bales, 61, a former Baker City resident, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Good Shephard Hospital in Hermiston. His funeral will be at at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. There will a military service at Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis was born at Prairie City to Robert T. and Lila G. Friedly Bales on Nov. 16, 1945. He attended all 12 years of schooling in Baker City. Dennis had an outgoing personality, enjoyed playing sports and served as student body president. He worked at J.C. Penney while in high school and remained friends