This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.
John Day, Baker County, Oregon Pat Proffitt, 48, of John Day, died Dec. 20, 2005, after a long illness. At her request, her body was cremated and a private memorial service will be scheduled later. Pat was born on April 15, 1957, at Oka Tamuning, Guam. She graduated from high school at Guam and moved to Baker City in 1975. While living in Baker City, she became a part of the community helping others. Pat moved to Grant County in 1992, and married Norman Proffitt Jr. on April 10, 1997. Pat enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and working in her flower beds.
Thos. N. Proffitt Died Last Thursday The funeral of the late Tom Proffitt, who died at his home in Portland, Thursday of last week, was held from the Baptist church in Baker, Monday afternoon. Until about four years ago, when he took up his residence in Portland, Mr. Proffitt was one of the most prominent cattle men and ranchers in this section, where he resided for many years. He was a farmer in Pine Valley for several years. He owned the improved Proffitt farm in Baker Valley and until a short time since, owned the 1800 acre ranch near North
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.