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Today we are going to visit THE FAR WEST which includes  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  Books remaining from future newsletters and books falling into this category will be posted to the FAR WEST section of our website in the future as we acquire them.


ARIZONA 1:- SHELF LIST AND CATALOGUE OF THE COX LIBRARY - A COLLECTION OF LOCAL HISTORIES AND BIOGRAPHIES [COVERING THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES] This library is LOCATED IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.  By the library staff.  1963.  309 pages, nicely hardbound for intensive use.  $25.  [ P. S.  I have copies of almost all of the books listed in this Indiana section in my research library.]  A little history - In 1913 Walter Charles Cox began to collect a genealogical library.  By 1956, the library occupied more than three thousand linear feet in the offices of W. C. Cox and Company on La Salle Street in downtown Chicago.  The collection had grown to include a great many of the County Histories and Biographical "vanity" historical volumes published in the United States in the 1880s.  By 1961 the collection was opened to the general public and The Cox Library established.  This 1963 catalogue is the first listing of the collection to be issued from their new home at 302 West Elm Street in Tucson, Arizona.  No effort was made to include the listing of the large number of city/county directories estimated at that time to be more than 25,000.  They were beginning, at that time, to collect family histories and published genealogies as well.  At that time the library staff offered to microfilm any book in their collection not still under copyright.  George W. Macko was the curator at the time this book was issued.  As you can imagine, the response was huge to this 309 page catalogue.  If you live in the state of Arizona, you would be wise to see if this library still exists there. [Pat’s Note:  See letter below!  And if you are a genealogist, you need to be aware of this collection!  Much of this library is still available to you in Tucson!]  PRICE: $25. 


[Pat’s Note: Here is an Update to the Cox Library book we featured   last week:  I thought all readers might be interested in the outcome of our research on this collection.  This letter is the result of a telephone call to the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona.  They were most helpful, courteous and informative.

Letter from the Reference Department

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Pima County
Public Library   


Dear Patricia:

Among the print and online sources we consulted were local phone directories and an index to the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson newspaper).  The last listing for the Cox Library was in 1966, with an address of 302 W. Elm Street, and a phone number of 622-6410 (at that time the area code was 602).  We do not have any information on what happened after that.


The Joel D. Valdez Main Library has the Cox Collection for the Pacific and Rocky Mountain States on microfilm.  Unfortunately, we do not know what became of the rest of the collection.


You may want to contact the following organizations for more information:


Tucson Library and Archives

949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: (520) 628-5774, Fax: (520) 629-8966



Family History Center

500 S Langley Ave

Tucson, AZ 85710-4834

(520) 298-0905


University of Arizona Special Collections

Special Collections

University of Arizona Libraries

P O Box 210055

Tucson, AZ 85721-0055

Phone: (520) 621-6423

For all Rights and Reproductions Inquiries: (520) 349-0910

Fax: (520) 621-2709

Rights and Reproductions Fax: (520) 621-4619


Arizona State Museum Library

For information or reference assistance, please call 520-621-4695

Hours: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Appointments required for use during non-public hours Monday to Thursday.

Link to catalog


Finally, we searched for the Cox Collection on WorldCat, an online database of library holdings worldwide, and found that the following libraries have holdings of the Cox Collection:



















It may be worth contacting these libraries as well.  If you find out more about the total collection or any of its parts, please call me so we can update our information.


Letter from the Reference Department

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
Pima County
Public Library   



(University of California, that is!).  1860 – 1936. Edited by Robert Sibley.  Published by the California Alumni Association – 1937.  This is a record of the first seventy-five years in the life of the University of California, containing an alphabetical and a geographical listing of the names, known addresses, occupations, and classes of every person who has ever enrolled and received credit on any of the several campuses of the University, together with a pictorial portrayal of the growth of the University and of its present campuses and of the work which is being done by its faculty members.  This book was printed in 1937 the same year I was born.  It is in good shape, looks almost new.  Check with this book!  In checking my Van Treese name, I find three:  Van Trease, Pattie with a note:  See Mrs. Russell M. Freeman:  Van Tress, Charles D. Live Oak and Van Tress, Kenneth I., Live Oak.   [The Gooldys made it to Oregon, but not to California!]  This book is beautiful.  A pretty dark navy blue hard cover copy in 8 by 11 inch pages, 1,295 pages, in fact, it probably cost $40 when new back in 1937, for sale now for $30.  Catch your family at their best in school in California!  Name on bottom of front cover is Una L. McBean stamped in gold.  You should have this, if she is one of your ancestors!  PRICE: $30



CALIFORNIA 2 & 3: INDEX TO 1850 CENSUS OF CALIFORNIA BY COUNTY.  VOLUME 1. Covers the records from the counties of Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, and Napa. By Alan Bowman. GPC, 8X14 inches.  Photocopy, softbound, cardstock covers, pages 3-337. Sold as a set with book 2 & 3, below, for $40.   Have the entire state!  Three columns of entries on each numbered page. 114 printed pages, photocopied with two numbered pages on each printed page.  Entries on bottom line of many pages are somewhat faded and ease of reading varies with the pages.  Punched binding is in poor shape and needs resealed or replaced.  Binding Cost should be under $5. PRICE for both books, Volume I and II, is $40.


CALIFORNIA 2 & 3:  INDEX TO 1850 CENSUS OF CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO COUNTY - YUBA COUNTY + ADDENDA. VOLUME II. Softbound. 8X14 inches.  pages 338-605. 3 columns of entries on each numbered page.  This half covers the counties of Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.  Other California counties had not been formed by 1850, but population for the entire state is found here.  Plus the Addenda.  114 printed pages, photocopied two numbered pages on each printed page. Entries on bottom line of many pages are somewhat faded and ease of reading varies with the page.  A magnabrite would be a great help and problem solver here.  Sold as a set with Volume I for $40 for the set of two which covers all the state of California in 1850.  Punched binding is in poor shape and needs resealed or replaced.  Binding Cost should be under $5.  PRICE for both books, Volume I and II, is $40.


CALIFORNIA 4:  TO CALIFORNIA BY COVERED WAGON.  By George R. Stewart, Illustrated by William Moyers.  Published by Random House, New York.  1954. 182 pages, 5 by 8 inches, hardbound, private copy, beautiful pictorial inside front covers, indexed.  About 1885, when he was nearly sixty years old, Moses Schallenberger set down to write the story of the trip that he made to California more than forty years before.  The original manuscript has disappeared, probably burned in a fire that destroyed the Schallenberger house in San Jose, California.  Before that time, however, it had been in the hands of Horace S. Foote and he had reproduced most of it in his history of San Jose called PEN PICTURES.  To California by Covered Wagon, even in its details, is primarily based upon the story as produced by Foote.  The author has been able to add certain details from the reminiscences of other members of the Stevens Party and from his knowledge of the country.  The Foote version is exactly reproduced as a volume which the author has edited under the title of “The Opening of the California Trail” and which has been published by the University of California Press.  The Table of Contents lists twelve Chapters:  1.) Mose Starts for California. 2.) Across the Missouri.  3.) Rolling Westward.  4.) Mose Loses his Pistols.  5.) Buffalo Country.  6.) The Cut-Off and Indians!  7.) On to California.  8.) Truckee.  9.) At the Pass.  10.) “Good-By, Mose!”  11.) Foxes and Coyotes.  12.) End of the Trail.

Written for young people who want to know what it was like to go on a long trail, this book would make an ideal Christmas gift for a young boy because it was seen through the eyes of a young boy.  Someone who was interested in history and the Good Old Days from back when they were actually living them.  It was written I believe, for fourth through Junior High boys who imaginations could be lit afire with a real life adventure story from right here in America.  It is peppered with pen and ink drawings enlivened by color streaks that help visualizations.  Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett fans will love it!  As a great-grandmother, I am looking for one to share with Donna, when she is a little older and one that was written by a little girl, but this would be an ideal gift for a boy because it was written by a grown man who well remembered what he did when he was ten and wrote it down for us to share.  It is exciting, but not scary, it is exhilarating, but not frightening, and easily understood.  Vocabulary is good, and if I was still teaching, I would read it to fourth and fifth grade classes to inspire art work and knowledge of history.  [It was a great and easy read for me, too!  It made me want to share it with someone young!)   PRICE $10


THE FAR WEST 1.  SETTLING THE WEST.  By W. B. Irwin.  Published by The Southern California Genealogical Society.  Eleven pages, 8.5 by 11 inches.  In the early days of our country into the early 1850s practically any place between the Alleghany Mountains and the Pacific was referred to as “Out West”.  This booklet concentrates on the area between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Coastline.  This is another of this society’s broad program of thumb-nail research papers designed to give help to their members embarking on a new journey into unfamiliar territory.  The point is made that the west had been explored and mapped in the 200 years before the settlers even thought of going there to settle.  It was a wild and forbidden place with wolves, mountain lions and bears.  It was populated very sparsely by Indians whose families and tribes had already coped with the climate and beaten out a living in this hostile and dangerous area.  First the author delves into the loners that sometimes went west and were often never heard from again-the Explorers, the fur traders and the mountain men.  Why did it take so long?  The climate was not settler-friendly, the terrain was either mountainous or flat as a breadboard that stretched miles in every direction.  It was not until the call of gold found in California that the necessary impetus to move west struck thousands of people at the same time.  Then came the ever-expanding search for more land.  Most purchased land in the settled areas that had already belonged to someone else.  The price for land someone else had reclaimed from the wilderness was always higher than that for unimproved land.  To find land not yet purchased to be enough land to have a farm of their own big enough to support a large family meant a trip to the edge of the settled land and then on west. There are individual chapters on the settlement of each of the states-Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and then on how they got even further west.  There is a section on the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and the California Trail, and a section called Homesteading which really did turn out to be the hard way, even if it did, in most cases work well, but it was very hard work for the homesteader! There is an excellent table at the back giving a sharp, all-at-a-glance snapshot of this westward migration.  The State, its Capital, date of its first permanent settlement, date it was admitted to statehood, and including some remarks concerning its early settlement.  Background information is well done and of interest to all descendants of settlers who went west.  $2 if ordered with any other item on this website.  $4 includes shipping when ordered alone.  Multiple copies (6) available.


THE FAR WEST 2:   COVERED WAGON WOMEN, DIARIES & LETTERS FROM THE WESTERN TRAILS 1840-1890.  Edited and compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes, Volume VII, 1854-1860.  Published by the Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California, 1988.  This book is part of a series of eight books which are indexed in the eighth book.  1987.  In the introduction, the compiler notes that the most striking new developments occurring in this period, shown above, was the way stations requirements of Overland Stage coaching (to Denver and Pike’s Peak country as well as to Salt Lake City and California.) and Pony Express changed travel.  When coupled with the rapidity of rural and urban settlement west of the Missouri River, east of the traditional California and Oregon destination points, and on all sides of Salt Lake City, the net result was an overland trip which resembled the pioneering ventures of the early 1840s in name only.  For in 1859 and 1860 there were literally hundreds of supportive facilities en route.  Rarely did the emigrant travel more than twenty-five or thirty miles without encountering at least one habitation.  There are eight chapters in this book which are composed of extracts from the real diaries and stories written by the literate women who were traveling west at this time.  1.) A Travel Diary in 1854 by Sarah Sutton with Family Letters.  2.) The Vermillion Wagon Train Diaries by Anna Maria Godell and Elizabeth Austin. 3.) From Utah to Texas in 1856, by Ellen Hundley, 4.) Delaware to Utah, 1657, by Sarah Maria Mousley. 5.) To Pike’s Peak and New Mexico, 1858. 6.) From Ashtabula, [Ohio] to Petaluma, [California] in 1859, by Harriet Booth Griswold.  7.) A Salt Lake City, [Utah] Stopover, July 1859.  8.) The Trip to California, 1860.

Illustrations by: Elizabeth [Austin] Roeder, Eleanor Hundley, Julia Archibald Holmes, Hannah Keziah Clapp, and Martha Missouri Moore.  This is definitely for the adults among us who want to read of the hardships and handicaps, the helpers and hospitalities, of travel across country in these early days.   A really interesting book to read, and something to give thanks for that we don’t have to travel that way.  A flat tire seems more like just an inconvenient trifle after reading about their troubles moving west.  Book is new.  I purchased it while at Independence, Missouri, in the museum devoted to the Pioneer Museum which has lots of manuscripts of the trek west.  They have a lot of interesting Museums in that area.  Stop and spend a while.  PRICE $25.  


MONTANA 1: THE ROAD TO VIRGINIA CITY.  THE DIARY OF JAMES KNOX POLK MILLER.  The Chronicle of a young man’s adventures on the Overland Trail, in Salt Lake City, and in Virginia City, Montana, from 1864 to 1867. By Andrew Rolle.  140 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, softbound, laminated wrappers in color.  The chronicle of a young man’s adventures on the Overland Trail, in Salt Lake City, and in Virginia City, Montana, from 1865 to 1867.  This is Volume 30 of the American Exploration and Travel Series.  In the summer of 1864 a 19-year-old orphan named James K. P. Miller absconded with $3,500 of his guardian’s money and under the alias of J. Sidney Osborn, went west to Salt Lake City.  He moved on northward to the gold camp of Virginia City, Montana.  Two years of clerking, bookkeeping and mercantile speculation recouped his fortunes and in 1867 he headed by steamboat down the Missouri for a trip to Europe.  Miller kept a diary, and this is it!  He was observant, ingenuous and candid.  Carefully edited, it surely makes for a good read with the strong flavor of history undiluted in the Old West!  Not recommended for anyone younger than junior high school.  PRICE:  $6.


WASHINGTON 1 & 2:  A GLIMPSE OF A CHARMED LAND.  1925.  32 pages, cardstock cover printed all sides, $5.  Reprint published by Meico Associates Inc.  It was first published in 1925 by Louis Jacobin as a supplement to the “Wilkinson Record”, “The Black Diamond Echo” and “The South Prairie Sun”.  This is typical of the promotional advertising of the era.  While often slightly exaggerating the subject, it gives the readers a feeling for the period and the place.  It was limited to five hundred copies.  [I have two copies for sale.]  These were purchased on a trip that Ray and I took to the North Western section of the U. S. to sightsee and to pick up the two daughters from Ray’s first marriage.  The inside front cover features a poem about the famous Mount Rainier by Charles L. Gant.  This was essentially a little “sales book” for the area written with an eye to attract settlers to the neighborhood.  There are lots of pictures and little one-or-two-page articles written about the area.  “Find out more about “The Charmed Land” which consists of all of Western Washington, beginning at Long Beach Peninsula on the Southwest corner of the state and ranging Northward to Blaine at the British Columbia line, but in between lies the Great Olympian Peninsula, the San Juan Archipelago with its 200 tree-crowned islands of jade and jasper, lakes, streams, waterfalls, bays, passes and scenic nooks and cozy corners,  Hood’s canal with forests, streams, lakes and the Alpine heights of the Olympics and Mount Baker with its national park of forests, lakes, mountain meadows, glaciers and wonder rivers which roll as molten silver through the riven flanks of rugged and gigantic hills.”  He can wax poetic with the best of them and this booklet, 8.5 by 11 inches, gives you the impulse to roll your chair over to the phone, call your favorite travel agency, and book a trip to this area of beautiful seas and lakes and snow crowned hills with streams which wend through virgin forest grandeur.  The map on the back cover shows the roads which take you up and down and back and forth through this haven of beauty.  There are articles and pictures about the New Carbon River Highway, Lake Lucerne and Pipe Lake, The Flaming Geyser, Scenic Naches Pass Highway, The Garden of Eden, Beautiful Lake 12 Resort, The Red Road to Ravensdale, Falls View Inn at the Gorge, Green River Gorge, Vagabond Motor Inn, Lake Sawyer Paradise and the Grove, Charming Lake Retreat, Selleck, Cumberland and Kanaskat, Wilkeson, Gateway to Carbon Glacier, Wilkinson Coal and Coke Company, Walker Cut Stone Co., Inc. , Burford-Best Chevrolet Motors Co., Inc., Wilkeson Community House, Wilkeson Light & Water Co., Burnett and Carbonado sketches, too.  Black Diamond is the Center of this Great Tourist Region.  This article prompts a wish to visit with its prose and pictures.  Seattle-Black Diamond Stage Co. with a picture of the new $10,000 modern bus to use on their stage line to Seattle and the information they will schedule special sight-seeing trips by appointment.  [Pat’s note:  The eight- door bus with a little more modern smooth outline could pass for my big blue van for which I paid $38,000 in 1996!].  The tour continues to Buckley, The Town of Opportunities, and Enumclaw, the City Beautiful, which was, and may still be, the Gateway to Naches Pass, gets lots of pictures.  I wonder if the Pioneer Fur Farm, growing Dalton-Tuplin strains of Silver black fox is still there?  The Roachdale Company does not grow roaches, but is a fine firm and the largest mercantile company in the state in 1925.  South Prairie, The Home Loving Town, Diamond Mineral Springs and the town of Fairfax sketches finish up the booklet.  If you have ancestors who lived in this area you will be able to picture them walking these streets, talking to these people, working at these places of employment, going to these schools, and visiting these scenes of natural beauty.  The pictures are in black and white, some are by Asabel Curtis.  All are worth a long look.  Don’t be surprised if your next vacation doesn’t turn out to be out to the Charmed Land.  Wouldn’t it be fun to take this book and recreate the pictures circa 2008 or 2009?  We have two copies of this one.  Send one to your family members that live there and let them become aware of what they should be looking at on weekends or their next family vacation!


WASHINGTON 3:  OLD KING COAL.  Louis Jacobin wrote this one also.  1917.  52 pages plus cardstock cover printed all sides, concerns the coal industry in Carbonado and in the state of Washington.  This booklet was first published by Louis Jacobin as the “Industrial Number” of ‘The Wilkeson Record” in December of 1917.  Many of the businesses of the charmed land cities described above in Book 7 – Wilkeson, Carbonado, Fairfax, and South Prairie are described in great detail as well as their towns in this book.  There is also a biographical section called “Who’s Who in the Mining District” included.  Many of the local people are mentioned.  But it is in the foreword that I was most impressed with this writer. 


[Pat’s Note:]  Before you read a direct quote from this book, I would like to remind you that in this country, you have the right to believe and to say and to vote your beliefs -- some of the most precious of our rights.  But so does the other side!  A distinct lack of good manners, coupled with a lack of good sense, is depriving many of our concerned citizens of the right to express their opinions.  That way leads only to anarchy and rebellion.  In your dissent, mind your manners!  They have as much right to their opinions as you have to yours!


Louis Jacobin was speaking of another time and another war when he wrote these words.  Bit it seems to me that they fit well here in this time and with this war in which we are now engaged.  If you agree, pass them on to someone else.  If you don’t agree, highlight and delete them.  Please give him the credit for writing them.  I am only echoing him!


Quote from the Foreword of the above book:  “And now it may not come amiss to remind our readers that this great Nation—the haven of people from all parts of the world—the land that never has and, we trust, never will, be ruled by tyranny and autocracy—is today facing a situation more serious than many of us realize.  This great peace-loving country has been drawn into a war, the like of which has never been known, and unless we come out of it victorious there will be no hope of an independent America, no hope of a land of the free. 


America must win the war, and win it at the earliest possible moment.  To do this, each and every one of us must do our part.  We must keep the mines and mills and logging camps operating.  We must sacrifice something—much, if needs be—and do it willingly.  We must prove our patriotism and true devotion to the Nation.  We must show that we are real Americans, defenders of democracy, lovers of liberty!


In this spirit of adherence to our country, we launch the [Industrial Number of the Wilkeson Record], feeling secure in the present and confidant of what the future may hold for the great land of liberty for which our fathers fought, and for which in turn we today fight, as the heritage of the American people to the remotest generations.”  End of quote. 


NOTE:  In the brackets [to] place your particular pledge to keep America strong in establishing, maintaining or preserving freedom wherever we find it does, or does not, exist. 


WASHINGTON 4:  HISTORY OF PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, VOLUME III.  By W. P. Bonney, 1927, This reproduction by Unigraphic, of this book has been made possible through the sponsorship of the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association in Steilacoom, Washington.  The book has a great binding, is hardbound in black and is imprinted on the spine with title, author, date and volume number.  This book is new.   Original was published by the Pioneer Historical Publishing Company of Chicago in 1927.  This is the Biographical volume of this set of three volumes of which I have only this one.  General James M. Ashton leads into this volume which begins on page 4 with his photograph and  ends on page 760 with a biographical sketch of Mike Kamenzind.  A brief index of the subjects mentioned in this book with sketches runs from page 761 to page 768.  Finding this index to be helpful, but not with enough detail, Ethel O’Farrell McNabb did an every-name index for this reprint in 1968, which is 49 pages long.  The book is priced at $70, and because of its price, I am listing any surname in the index which has five (,) or more than five (#) given names listed.  Albert 13, Allen 14, Althen, Axel 8, Anderson 60, Andre 8, Annis 13, Appling, Arntson 6, Atkinson 8, Aylen, Babcock 8, Bachman 10, Backus 6, Bair 9, Baker 25, Balabanoff10, Ball 12, Barlow, Barnes 10, Barto 7, Barton 8, Basby 7, Bates 13, Baumbach 12, Beckett 11, Beers, 9, Behrens 7, Bell 16, Benbow, Benston 21, Benthien 16, Berg 13, Berger 18, Bisson 6, Blaser, Boatman 11, Bolewvickle 6, Bonham, Bonney 11, Boone 8, Bradley 14, Bray 12, Brehm 17, Breseman 16, Breuer 14, Breunig 9, Bridgham 6, Bromell, Brown 18, Buckley 8, Buckmaster 6, Buren, Burkey 8, Button 6, Byrd 10, Caller 13, Campbell 8, Canty 12, Carlson 22, Carnahan 6, Carr 5, Case 8, Chambers 28, Chapman, Chase 15, Chervenka 6, Chisholm 7, Christensen 24, Cissna 10, Clark 16, Clarke, Clevenger 11, Cline 7, Clow 7, Coffee 6, Conlon 9, Connell 10, Cook 13, Cooper 9, Coplan 8, Corcoran 9, Cornell 10, 

Craig, Cramblitt 7, Creso 7, Crowley, Cruse 8, Cushman 11, Davies 17, Davis 28, Davison 7, Davisson, Day 8, Dean 22, Dempsey 7, Desilets 6, Desmond 6, De Waide, De Whitesell 13, Dickman 5, Dickson 7, Dobson 14, Doering 11, Doud 10, Dougherty 9, Dower, Drum 9, Duncan 6, Dwight 6, Dyment 8, Eddy 8, Edgerton 10, Edmondson 8, Edwards, Elske 6, Elvins 7, Erickson 7, Erspamer 24, Estabrook, Evans, Factor 6, Faulk, Fiander 12, Field 8, Fillies 8, Finn(e/i)gan, Fishback 15, Fix 6, Flett, Fogg 8, Fox 15, Freeman 6, Friday 6, Fuchs 24, Gano 6, Ganwich 15, Gardella17, Garland, Gaudreau 9, George 6, Geiger, German 7, Gerstman, Ghilarducci, Gillam, Girod 14, Golden 11, Golding 16, Gonter 12, Goodier, Gordon 17, Gove, Gratzer 8, Gray 10, Grayum 6, Greenlaw 13, Gregory 16, Griffin 8, Griggs 16, Grodvig, Gunhildrad 11, Guske, Gustafson 15, Guyles, Gyr 8, Hackett 8, Hagedorn 6, Hale 11, Haley 8, Hall 12, Hamilton 7, Hammond 14, Hanks 13, Hansen 6, Hanson 6, Harman, Harmon 12, Harris 22, Hart 9, Hartline 6, Hartman 10, Hawk 16, Hayd(e/o)n 13, Hazelgrove 10, Heidinger 13, Hedborg, Hinzer 7, Henderson 6, Henriot 7, Hewitt 9, Hicks, Hill 27, Hilberg 9, Hodges 14, Hollingsworth 9, Holroyd 6, Holstin 7, Holt 14, Hood, Hopping 8, Horsfall 15, Howard, Howe 7, Hughes 14, Huth 7, Inderbitzen 8, Ingersoll, Iverson 22, Jackson 19, Jacobs 11, Jager 8, Jeffery 9, Jennings, Jensen 24, Johnson 52, Jones 41, Johnston, Kaelin 14, Kalland 6, Kamenzind 9, Keating 11, Kelly 15, Kepka 11, King 23, Kleson 9, Knight, Knox, Ko(e)hler 11, Kolb, Kreger 15, Krondak 7, Kropf 7, Kruger 11, Kuelper 11, Kuper 10, Lacey 21, Lane 20, Langlo 7, Langlow 8, Larsen 20, Larson 15, Lawler 8, Leach 10, Leadman, Leavitt 6, Lee 20, Lewis 8, Liddle, Lister 9, Little 6, Locke 9, Lodde 15, Long 7, Lorenz 7, Laughlen, Love 7, Lowell 7, Lyle 12, Lund 14, Maddox, Mahncke 11, Mahaffay 7, Mahon 14, Malm, Manley 6, Mann 8, Manning 8, Manthey 7, Martines 7, Martin 25, Mason 12, Matson 6, Matthews 13, Mattix 10, Maxwell 12, McAlear 13, McAllister 13, McArthur, McChesney 6, McClane 7, McCleary, McCormick 12, McCullough 8, McDonald 10, McDowell 8, McKenzie 10, McLean, McMahon 7, McMillan, McNerthney 8, McRae 8, Mead, Meader 12, Mellinger 6, Mensick 6, Messick 11, Messinger 8, Metsker 6, Mettler 17, Metzger, Meyer 20, Miethke 10, Millen 7, Miller 45, Mitchell 10, Monroe 9, Moore 11, Morgan, Morr(e/i)ll 6, Morris 16, Mosolf 11, Mottau 6, Mounts 14, Muehler 13, Mueller 8, Muery 9, Munson, Murphy 9, Murray 20, Myers 6, Nadeau, Neilsen 12, Nelson 30, Nelsson 16, Nemeyer 10, Neubauer 6, Newell 6, Nicholson 5, Nicoli, Nieson 15, Nix 15, Norman, Northover 13, Norton 14, Nyholm 11, Oakley 6, Oberg 9, O’Brien 16, Ockfen 10, O’Donnell 7, O’Farrell 1`0, Ohlson 12, Ohneck 16, Olsen 11, Olson 21, Osborne 7, Osmers, Otremba 19, Owen 10, Palmer 7, Parker, Pascoe 7, Paul 8, Paulhamus 6, Paulson 11, Payne 7, Perfield, Perkins 8, Perry 12, Pessemier 9, Peters, Peterson 64, Pettis10, Pihl 17, Pirret 6, Pitscheider 7, Poole 15, Poolman 6, Porter 6, Portmann 15, Potter 7, Price 7, Purvis, Pyles 11, Raleigh 8, Rankin 6, Reel 7, Reeves 8, Reid 11, Reincke 9, Reilly 7, Reise 10, Reynolds 10, Rhyner 19, Rice 20, Rich 5, Richards 7, Richter 11, Richey 21, Ristvet 6, Robbins 9, Roberts 24, Roesli, Rogers, Rohr, Rohrbach 6, Root 6, Ross 20, Rotter 10, Rummel 7, Rusow 6, Russell 8, Rust 9, Ritherford 7, Ryan 12, Savage 12, Scheyer 8, Schodde 8, Schuh 12, Schuler 10, Scoggins, Scott 19, Seamons 6, Shaw, Siegmund 12, Shaub, Shaw 8, Sherwood, Sicade 8, Simpson 8, Singer, Skansie, Slyter 8, Smith 43, Snell 9, Snieder 7, Snow 9, Snyder 23, Spani 14, Spencer, Spinning 12, Spooner 7, Stark 10, St. Cyr 8, Stelk 6, Stelling 14, Stenberg 5, Stevens 7, Stewart 23, Stier 6, Stilke 7, Stimpson 6, Stocking 6, Stone 8, Storlie 11, Stafford, Sturley, Sulkoski 16, Summerfield 7, Sutton 10, Svenson 7, Swanson 31, Sweeney 6, Talkington, Taylor 35, Thiel 8, Thomas 12, Thompson 27, Thorne, Tichacek 9, Todd 32, Towers 6, Turnbull 8, Uddenberg 28, Uhlman 8, Utterback, Van Eaton 15, Van Horn 11, Van Slyke 8, Vaughan 6, Veach 9, Votaw, Vradenburgh 7, Wagner, Wahl, Wallace 9, Waldron 14, Walker 11, Wallace 10, Warren 10, Watson 6, Wells, Wenke, Wenzelburger 6, Wescott 9, Wesserling 8, Westlind 8, Weston, Weyer 11, Wheeler 12, White 6, Whitmore 11, Wilhelmi 9, Williams 20, Wilson 26, Wilton, Wood 15, Wolf 14, Wright 42, Young 26, Zehnder 15, Zelinsky, Zieghaus and Zurpluh 9.      


Most of these biographies would take two pages to type!

This excerpt from the biography of Hon. Edward Everett Cushman comes this paragraph that would delight the heart of any genealogist:  Sample:  Hon. Edward Everett Cushman, United States District Judge for the western part of Washington, was born in Louisa County, Iowa, November 26, 1865, a son of Dr. Henry Cushman, a native of Vermont, and a grandson of Zabena Cushman, who was of English descent, tracing his ancestry back to Robert Cushman, who came to America on the sailing vessel Speedwell in early colonial times and located at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The direct ancestors through the first  four generations were preachers of the gospel.  Dr. Henry Cushman was a prominent and successful physician, who leaving New England about 1859, settled in Iowa, casting his lot with the pioneer residents of that state.  He served as surgeon in a smallpox hospital at Louisville, Kentucky, during the Civil War and he passed away at Stromsburg, Nebraska in 1903, at the age of sixty-seven years, his birth having occurred in 1836.  His attention throughout his entire life had been concentrated upon the practice of medicine and he did good work in that connection for his fellowmen.  He had removed to Nebraska about 1890 and his last thirteen years were spent in that state.  His political allegiance was given to the republican party, while fraternally he was connected with the Masons.  In early manhood he wedded Elizabeth Newell, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of Robert F. Newell.  The first of the family to come to America left Ireland and settled in the new world during the period of the Revolutionary War, establishing his home in Virginia.  Mrs. Cushman’s father’s people went by way of Kentucky to Ohio and her mother’s people by way of Virginia to the Buckeye state. 


(21 lines out of 77)  Do you realize with all this we haven’t even met the object of this sketch! [His parents had three children, but by the time of this he was the sole survivor.  56 more lines about his education, his training as a judge, his marriage, her background, and their three sons.  This book is all about the details and they deliver!

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