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Lee, Senator Joseph D.

Joseph Daniel Lee, the husband of Eliza Alice Witten, who was born and raised in Polk County, Oregon. He served as State Senator for Polk County for four years (1880-1884) and served a total of about ten years in the state legislature.

Smith, F. A., 1830-1903

Powell, Professor Leonard J.

Leonard J. Powell, born in 1834 in Kentucky, the son of David and Almedia Powell. They emigrated to Oregon in 1847 and settled in outer East Portland. Leonard served in the Yakima War and then attended Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. In 1861, he married Martha Ransom, of Yamhill County. He taught mathematics at Willamette University from 1862 to 1876, and was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1878. After his term, he went on to become President of the University of Washington Territory in Seattle. He died in Seattle on August 18, 1887.

Smith, F. A., 1830-1903

Putnam, Charles Frederick

Charles Frederick Putnam, born 1824 in Lexington, Kentucky. He and his brother, Nathan, came to Oregon in 1846 with the hope of improving Nathan's health, but he passed away upon arrival. Charles had been well educated in the printer's trade in Kentucky. He taught in one of the first schools in Polk County. On December 28, 1847, he married Rozelle Applegate, the eldest daughter of Jesse Applegate. He and his wife printed the Oregon American and the Evangelical Unionist for a short time, and he set type for the Oregon Spectator. In 1849, he left for the California mines and, upon his return, took out a donation land claim at Elk Creek, near Drain, Oregon. He remained there for the rest of his life, passing away on September 25, 1903. He and Rozelle (who died in May of 1861) had eight children, seven of whom survived him.

Smith, F. A., 1830-1903

Robbins, Marquis Lindsay

Marquis Lindsay Robbins, who came to Oregon in 1855 and settled in Dallas. He had been born December 20, 1820, in Henry County, Kentucky. He died June 22, 1906, and was buried on his donation land claim in Dallas. He was the oldest brother of J. H. Robbins.

Smith, F. A., 1830-1903

Claggett, Charles and Mary (Irvine)

Charles, born in 1813 in Kentucky, and his wife, Mary S. (Irvine) Claggett, also born in Kentucky in 1813. They married in July of 1832 and came overland from Missouri to Oregon in 1852. They settled a few miles north of Salem, in Keizer, and had thirteen children, one of whom was Mary Margaret, the wife of Hugh L. McNary. Charles died in 1902 and Mary died in 1889.

Smith, F. A., 1830-1903