Original images, and index, of Thomas B. Yarbrough’s store ledger which he kept while conducting business in Honey Grove, Texas. Volume 1 covers the years of 1 Jan 1883-Jul 1884.
Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.
Throughout the Southeastern United States can be found “old families” in rural areas whose appearance is not quite the same as the European or African peoples who colonized the region, but also not what a person with substantial indigenous ancestry looks like either. In earlier times they might have called themselves Cajun, Black Irish, Redbone, Black Dutch, Portughee, Old Spanish, Melungeon or Part Injun. In more recent years they are likely to say that their great-grandmother was a full blooded Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Catawba, Shawnee or Blackfoot. She may have been, but that is not always the case. Many
Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq., who, in the time of Pontiac’s War, fell into the hands of the Huron Indians. Detailing a faithful account of the capture of the Garrison of Michilimacki-Nac, and the massacre of about ninety people. Written by himself. 1Mr. Henry was an Indian trader in America for about sixteen years. He came to Canada with the army of General Amherst, and previous to his being made prisoner by the Indians experienced a variety of fortune. His narrative, as will be seen, is written with great candor as well as ability, and to the
Mr. Fernand Levy, well known in San Mateo business ‘and social circles not only as the president and founder of Levy Brothers but as a man who takes a sincere interest in all matters of public importance. The firm of Levy Brothers exemplifies the saying that “Rome was not built in a day.” It grew to its present magnitude and prosperity from a small beginning. In 1872 Levy Brothers was established – not in San Mateo, strange as it may seem – but in Halfmoon Bay. In 1892 it was incorporated. Similar stores at this time also belonging to Levy
Miss Lillie Levy’s Death The city was cast in a gloom Monday morning by the sudden announcement of the death of Miss Lillie Levy. Lillie was highly esteemed by all who know her and will be sadly missed by our people whose sympathies are with the relatives in their very sad bereavement. The remains were taken to Portland Monday night for burial accompanied by Mr. Leon Levy and Mr. D. Sommner. Eastern Oregon Republican Wednesday, September 25, 1894
Funeral for Estella Levy, 81, Union, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Beth Israel Cemetery Chapel under arrangements of Colonial Mortuary. Burial will be there. Ms. Levy was born Nov, 21, 1881; in Union. She died Tuesday at Pendleton. She was a member of a pioneer family. She was affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two nieces and five nephews, one Adolph Block, Portland. Portland Oregonian, October 24, 1963 pg. 29 col 5 Estella Levy Funeral services for Estella Levy, 81, who died in Pendleton Tuesday, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Beth
Funeral services for Gus S. Levy, 83, 1900 Resort St., will be conducted at Beth Israel Cemetery in Portland. Mr. Levy, one of Eastern Oregon’s most prominent pioneer pharmacists was born to Adolph and Babette Levy March 11, 1880 at Union, and died this morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Interested in livestock all his life, he was the founder of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Association in June, 1906. He was honored by the association in 1958. He was one of Oregon’s best known horse breeder. For a number of years he maintained a government breeding station in Baker. Some of
Edna Levy Dies: Long-time Resident Miss Edna R. Levy, 82, of Union died in a local hospital yesterday following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Colonial Mortuary, Portland, Friday afternoon at 2:30 with Rabbi Julius Nodel officiating, burial in Beth Israel cemetery. Remains may be viewed at the Snodgrass Funeral home this Thursday. Born in Union Oct. 22, 1883, she had lived in Union all her life and was a 50-year member of Grande Ronde Valley Chapter No. 49. Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Estelle Levy of Union; a brother Gus Levy of Baker,
Death Claims Union Pioneer Leon Levy, 79, of Union, pioneer merchant and breeder of thoroughbred cattle, died Friday at La Grande, where he had been ill for 11 months. Mr. Levy was born May 3, 1863, in Pacheco, Cal., and came to Oregon in 1878 with his family. Mr. Levy and his brothers were well known on the Pacific coast for their fine livestock and for many years exhibited at the Pacific International Livestock show and were active in the handling of the Union livestock show. Mr. Levy was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge. He is survived by