Business and Professional News from the 1900s

Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)

A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)

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Business and Professional News from the 1880s

J.D. Sutton, formerly of Cheboygan, now a life insurance agent of Detroit, will soon remove to Indianapolis, Ind., having been appointed state agent for a well known insurance company. (Cheboygan Democrat, February 17, 1881)

Emma T. Loosley has been appointed Postmistress at Klamath Agency Oregon. (Oregon Sentinel, December 23, 1882)

NEW STORE.—Frank Rorick, of Lowden, Iowa, has rented the south room of Tyrrell’s block, and about the 25th of this month will take possession with a large stock of groceries. (Wright County Monitor, March 14, 1883)

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Business and Professional News from the 1860s and 1870s

Jas. Mullany, who took a stock of goods to Salmon City for C. Jacobs of Boise City, has pulled up stakes, and left with the goods for the Yuba District, on Mr. Jacob’s account. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 24, 1867)

C.S. Kingsley has a lot of nice butter from the dairy of I.P. Gile. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 22, 1875)

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Political News from the 1800s

On Saturday last we attended a discussion at Onion Grove station, between Mr. Aldrich of Wyoming, and Mr. Rorick of Jones county.  It was just such a discussion as does good among the people.  They are both good speakers, but Mr. Aldrich having justice and right on his side, is more than a match for his opponent, in this discussion.  We hope these gentlemen will continue their discussion till they have visited every school house in the North party of the county, at least.  Mr. Aldrich will speak in Tipton some time during the campaign.—There were about 200 persons at the meeting at Onion, and nearly all were Republicans, at least we such to be the fact from the demonstrations of applause during the speeches and the hurras [sic] for Lincoln at the close.  (Tipton Advertiser, August 30, 1860)

The Democrats of Delaware county have nominated J.H. Peters for State Senator, and Joel Bailey for Representative.  In Jones Co. the same party nominated C.H. Rorick and G.W. Miller as Representative.  We glean from the Dubuque Herald.  (Daily Iowa State Register, September 13, 1867)

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Katie Virginia Bean

Mrs. Katie Virginia Bean, granddaughter of an early Oregon pioneer family, died at a local nursing home Friday at the age of 78 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. from the Colonial mortuary with Rev. Neville Blunt officiating and interment and at Lincoln Memorial park. She had formerly resided at 720 N.E. 69th ave. Mrs. Bean was born March 26, 1876, in Boise. She was the widow of W.S. Bean and sister of the late James Mullany. Her grandparents were Jerome and Sarah Walling who settled with early pioneers in Amity.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. F.E. VonGroenewald, Mrs. E.E. Charpantier and Mrs. T.P. Weston, all of Portland; Mrs. Viola Ames, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Gantenbein, Vashon Island, Wash.; a son, T.S. Bean, Oakland, Cal.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Portland Oregonian, December 12, 1954.

Another Pioneer Gone

Pocatello: Another pioneer has passed over the Great Divide. James Mullany, a former resident of Boise, but who lived in Glenn’s Ferry for a number of years, died there yesterday and with his demise one of the truest spirits that ever blazed a western trail went out, observes the Boise Bulletin. Mr. Mullany came to Boise in the sixties. Att hatt [sic] time Boise was little more than a military post. He was engaged for some time as express messenger and for a time was the Boise agent of the Cutler & Westerfield Idaho-Nevada express. The first edition of the Statesman, July 26, 1864, contains the following mention of him:

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Judge Mullany Dead.

Judge Mullany died at Glenn’s Ferry yesterday morning at 10 o’clock of cerosis [sic] of the liver. He had been ailing for several weeks and despite the skill and exertion of Dr. Nieukirk, who attended him, he passed away as above stated.

Judge Mullany was one of the pioneers of this county, was very well known and thoroughly loved and at the time of his death was postmaster as well as justice of the peace of Glenn’s Ferry.

Source: Elmore Bulletin, May 26, 1904.

Crushed By Snow

Miners at Silver City Caught in a Tremendous Slide.


Started to Town on Snowshoes, but Unfortunately Got into the Path of the Avalanche.

Boise, Idaho, Jan. 4.—A fearful snowslide occurred last night at Silver City, a mining camp about 50 miles from here. It resulted in the death of Robert Nicholls and John Mullaney [sic], miners at the Blaine Tunnel mine. They started from the mine shortly after dark last night to come to town on snowshoes. They did not reappear in the morning and their comrades at the mine started to make inquiries for them. After going about a mile, they saw evidence of a terrible snowslide.

After a prolonged search, the bodies of the two men were discovered. The force of the slide and the weight of the snow had evidently resulted in instant death. Mullaney’s parents live at Glenn’s Ferry. Nicholls only recently came from the Comstock, Virginia City, Nevada.

Source: Elmore Bulletin, January 12, 1895.