Surname: Wolfe

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Leroy Wolfe

Thomas Leroy Wolfe was born in Tahlequah, April 12, 1871, the son of John W. Wolfe and Belle Gibson, daughter of Leroy Gibson, a white man. His grandfather, Thomas Wolfe, was one of the old settlers, and in conjunction with Blue Jacket, built the first house in Tahlequah. His father, John W. Wolfe, was district judge for some time, and at present resides within one-half mile of the capital. The subject of this sketch is the eldest of three sons. He was sent to the Tahlequah public school in 1879, and there continued till 1883, when he began work in

Biography of Richard M. Wolfe

Richard M. Wolfe was born November 16, 1849, the son of J. H. Wolfe and Elizabeth Saunders, daughter of D. Saunders, a prominent Cherokee. When Richard was but five months old, his father left for California to search for gold in order, as he said himself, to properly educate his son, but unfortunately he never returned. At the age of seven Richard went to school for three months, and then again in two years later, passed five months at a public school. From the outbreak of the war till its ending he remained at home to take care of his

Biography of Rev. J. Edward Wolfe

J. Edward Wolfe was born September 12, 1849, at Hampton, Adams County, Pennsylvania, oldest son of Jacob Wolfe, a popular merchant of the same place, and Mary Connor, of Scotch and Irish descent. Edward attended public school until the outbreak of the war, when he became an apprentice to the printer’s trade in the Gazette office, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. Here he remained several years, attaching himself for a while to the Carlisle Volunteer, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Later he held a position in the government printing office, at Washington, D. C., after which he was led into evangelistic work through

Biography of Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe

Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe is sole proprietor of the Alfalfa Milling Company of Emporia. This is a business of more than local proportions and makes a specialty of converting the great alfalfa crop of Kansas into special feed and combination of feed for livestock. Mr. Wolfe had been a resident of Kansas since early boyhood and his family were among the early settlers of Emporia. His original ancestors came from England in colonial times and many of them settled in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Grandfather David Wolfe was born in Maryland in 1821 and died in Hagerstown of that state in

Wolfe, J. T. – Obituary

Former Union Resident Dies In California The San Anselmo (California) Herald gives the following account of the death of J. T. Wolfe, who, with his wife and three sons, made their home in South Union some years ago. John Taylor Wolfe, 83, a pioneer and educator of Wyoming, who had been a resident of San Anselmo for 12 years, died Saturday morning in a San Francisco hospital following an illness of two weeks. He had been in failing health since the death of his wife, Mrs. Bessie Wolfe, two years ago. Born in Indiana, Mr. Wolfe, with his parents had

Wolfe, Harmon Upton – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Harmon Upton Wolfe, 96, of La Grande, died Nov. 5 at a local care center. A memorial service begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Summerville Baptist Church. Harmon was born on Dec. 21, 1910, to Jeptha Thomas and Jane Rose (McCullough) Wolfe in La Grande. He was married to Alberta Kirby Wolfe for 70 years. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2005. He was a member of the Summerville Baptist Church and was a 75-year member of the Elks Lodge. Harmon is survived by two daughters, Kay Warren of Superior, Mont., and Susan Mercer

Wolfe, Velma Laura Russell – Obituary

Velma Laura Wolfe, 79, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, March 14, in the Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa. Graveside service and interment was held 1 p.m. Monday in the Old White Cemetery in Oskaloosa, with Elder Jimmy Kerr officiating. Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa was in charge of arrangements. She was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Mahaska County to Richard Winfield and Victoria Boyd Russell. She married Orville Raymond “Tom” Wolfe. He died Aug. 20, 1978. Survivors include a brother: Arthur Russell of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister: Victoria Powell; and two

Wolfe, Orville Raymond Thomas ‘Tom’ – Obituary

Tom Wolfe, 74, 610 D. Ave. W., died Sunday afternoon at Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born March 1, 1904, in Fremont, to Samuel Wolfe and Minnie Failyer. He later married Velma Russell. Surviving are his wife, Velma, and many nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Garland-Van Arkel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. James Kerr officiating. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery near Oskaloosa. Tom Wolfe and Velma Russell had no children. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Biography of Gideon R. Wolfe

Gideon R. Wolfe has one of the longest records of public service of any county officer in Kansas. For practically a quarter of a century he had been county surveyor of Ellsworth County. Mr. Wolfe is a man of thorough technical training and experience and is a pioneer in Western Kansas. He was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, April 29, 1829, and undoubtedly he is also entitled to distinction as one of the oldest men still active in public service. He was eighty-eight years of age at his last birthday. He comes of English stock, the Wolfes having located in

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Ponca Tribe

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of the tribe is the same as that of the other tribes of the group, and, after the first separation, is identical with that, of the Omaha. After the migration of the combined body to the mouth of Osage river the first division of the Omaha group