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Phillip Dairy probate record 1855


Marion County probate record for Phillip Dairy, husband of Cynthia and father of Basil. It looks like Phillip ran a boarding house in Jacksonville called the Miners Home. 

Looks like some significant people enjoyed the Dairys' hospitality:

Mr. Kanes (page 2) now has a creek named after him.

"Mr. Hearn" (page 9) might be Dr. F. G. Hearn.

"My brother Basil Dairy" (page 33)--looks like baby Basil was named after his uncle.

Interesting that when Basil was eleven he signed his name "B. B. Dary" (page 39)

John R. Hardin (page 47) was a justice of the peace, one of the first people killed in the 1853 Rogue River Indian war:

Charles Williams (page 48) was a gambler who killed a guy with a stool at the Dardanelles in 1860 or '61.

Columbus Sims (page 63, probably page 5 too) was one of the principals in the 1852 Alcalde Rogers case:


MI 165934

Aerial photo of Medford Corp. mill yard/ 1917

MB 37
Ashland Soldiers who served and died in World War II

Link to Ashland Tidings pages: Ashland Soldiers who served and died in World War II 

Lynne Hasselman, a writer, researcher and mom from Ashland, heard the moving story of Corporal Lewis R. Setchell and his sacrifice and set out to create a more comprehensive accounting of those from Ashland who lost their lives in the service of our country during World War II. As she found out, there was no official compilation of Ashland casualties or at least one that still existed. Lynne pieced together new information by reviewing the Ashland Tidings, the Oregonian and the Ashland High School (AHS) newspapers, paging through old yearbooks, studying official battle reports, cemetery records and census reports, reading countless military books, and querying military group associations and historical societies. With the help of gracious AHS alumni, family members, veterans and subject matter experts, she discovered many of the stories behind these brave young people.

Lynne hopes these articles, published in 14 installments by the Ashland Tidings, will reflect some of the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served as well as the burden shared by their families at home. 

MI 215820

David B Frohnmayer, University of Oregon (UO) Professor of Law, member of the House of Representatives, Attorney General of Oregon, Dean of UO school of law, and 15 years as President of UO.

VF - Frohnmayer - Biog
After Dark

Film, produced by Paulist Productions, probably no local content

Media cabinet 1, on top
MI 215817

Brent Hartley, Medford 1973 graduate, is the new U.S. ambassador to Slovenia, a 3 year position. Harley has served in various capacities both in Washington and overseas in areas of Europe since the early 1980s.

VF-HA 2 of 2 (Han-Haz)
Place To Stand

Film, produced by Paulist Productions, probably no local content

Media cabinet 1, on top
Just People Like Us

Article about the German Prisoners of War at Camp White, African American military, Japanese in Medford during WWII.  

Oregon Humanities, Spring 2016, p 12-16

M71 F 4
MI 214083

Fountain, Grace Russell, artist, daughter of Ann Hasseltine Hill and James Russell)
See Oregon Historical quarterly, Fall 2015 for article

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson was a blacksmith in Jacksonville. Negro Ben (originally Nigger Ben) Mountain was probably named for him. He married Amanda in Albany, Oregon

Map S.E.P. & L Co's Klamath river Properties, 1910

Siskiyou Electric Power and Light  [SEP&L] map, scanned in 16 sections. find in SOHS Archives, n:\maps. Map is in Boyle Collection, box 1

M46A Box 4

Blueprint copy of 1843 map, “

Profile of the Route from the Mouth of the Kansas to the Pacific by Capt. J.C. Fremont in 1843,”

Oregon Trail—no accession number, inscribed “Guy Conner”

1998.92.6:Memoirs of Ben Day 1912-98, interview by Elizabeth Udall, obituaries

1998.92.3:1944 autographed copy of Oregon Geographic Names, by Lewis McArthur

1998.92.4:Accordion file with folders relating to Rogue Basin Flood Control:

“Applegate” folder:1970 groundbreaking program, Rogue Basin Project1973-76 Applegate Dam correspondence, memoranda, clippings, Corps of Engineers information paper,environmental impact statement

No folder:1975 Elk Creek Lake environmental impact statement, 1954 congressional hearing on Talent division of Rogue River Basin Reclamation Project,

Untitled folder:1967 and 1974 testimony booklets on Rogue Basin Project, map and itinerary of tour, information paper for Applegate Lake, June 1973 Medford Chamber of Commerce newsletter supporting Rogue BasinProject, 1972 economic analysis, 1973 newspaper clippings, 1974 notes for “talk to Sr. Hi—Medford,”proposed statement for Sen. Packwood’s hearing 1973, 1973 letters supporting Applegate Dam“Elk Creek”

folder:1973-76 supporting correspondence, fact sheet, clippings, correspondence, status reports; 1975 minutes of Water Policy Review Board; 1964 blueprint of entire Rogue Basin Project; 1975 status report with maps, Medford division, Rogue Basin Project “Rogue Basin—76”

folder:1975-76 Rogue Basin Project correspondence, testimony, history Water Quality Management Plan,articles of incorporation, statement of purpose; 1962 and 1975 newspaper clippings1998.92.2:1953-67

ledger, Valley’s End Ranch, Earl and Edna Day1998.92.1:1955 Metsker’s map atlas of Jackson County

DeAutremont Case documents

Miscellaneous documents related to the case against the DeAutremont brothers, Roy, Ray and Hugh, who killed four railroad crew members in their unsuccessful attempt to rob a Southern Pacific Railroad mail car. Documents are included in the attached pdf. 

MI 215818

Bill Enyart; First-team all-state Medford High, first-team All-American at Oregon State University, the 2nd Beaver player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011, entered NFL 1969. Buffalo Bills & traded to Oakland in 1971

MI 214082

Matt Heverly, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover robot driver.

Folder: Heverly
Mary Missouri Ana

Mary was first child not allowed to attend school in Jacksonville because she was mixed race (referred to as colored, although she appeared to be white according to Thomas F. Royal). Her mother was Susannah Johnson, they lived in One Horse town, later called Kanaka Flat. See Saga of the mask Plantation (979.527 H44) and VF folder "blacks in Oregon" for more details. 

Austin, A.

Cottage Home addition, lots 7, 8, 9, and 10, block 1 (6 90)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Adlington, Mrs. Mary E.

Estate, NE quarter of NE quarter and lot 3 and south half of SE quarter, section 31, township 39, range 2 east, containing 129 acres (6 45)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Anderson, A. E.

Lots 2 to 11 and 12 (16 79)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Brown, J. L.

West half of NW quarter, section 20, and NW quarter of SE quarter of NE quarter, section 21, township 34, range 1 east, containing 160 acres (7 59)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Allen, Mrs. Eriphemia

Commencing at NE corner, section 16, thence south on east line of said section 40 rods to SE corner of NE quarter said section, thence west on township line of NE quarter of said section 33.44 chains to center of county road, thence northerly along center of county road 41 chains to north line of said section line 25 chains to beginning, section 16, township 37, range 1 west, containing 116 acres (11 13)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Ayers, Elizabeth

House and lot 2, block 23, Chitwood tract (34 43)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Bresk, F.

NE quarter of NW quarter, section 36, township 35, range 3 east, containing 40 acres (2 09)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Breyman, O.

NW quarter of NW quarter, section 36, township 35, range 3 east, containing 40 acres (2 09)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes
Arant, Samuel

North half of south half of SE quarter of NE quarter, section 6, township 39, range 1 east, contining 10 acres (6 89)

Sheriff's Sale for Delinquent Taxes