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About Jacksonville sentinel. (Jacksonville, Or.) 1903-1906 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1903)
went by steamer to Portland ami rc-
uiained there a short tunc when he went
Sergeant Robert S. Dunlap, Veteran of the to Salem and there spent 'he w inter
the spring of 1*53 he came to Jackson
Mexican War, Sexton ot the local Lem- ville
The first Rogue River Indian war
eterx and Rexcred Member of Masonic : was then on and Sergeant Dunlap Wil*
Orders. Soon to Lease for Roseburg. put- in command ot the Jacksonville
Home Guards. In the fall lie returned
Sergeant Robert S. Dunlap has receiver! to Marion county, going as ii guard to
the order permitting him to enter the one of the pack trains, w here he remained
Oregon Soldiers Home at Roseburg. but forayear working at the car|«nter's
with it was the statement from Connumi trule. 11« came Kxck to Jacksonville in
dant XX'. XX’. Elder of th«- Home that he the tall of 1854 »md has lived hi re ever
since except from 1859 to 1*112 when he
would have to wait his turn for a
lived on Williams creek
cy the Home now laing Lull. Tl
In April. 1863, he took charge of the
geant may leave Jacksonville w
Jacksonville cemetery, which had I hi - ii
week and it mav be a m
can go. Se rgeant D n a:>
res laid out m 1859. am! for the 40 years
ident of Jack-onvil e t
half since he his had charge of it and under
a century and he
Í the his supervision it has become one of the
l>est known p - - •
and handaomt st cemeteries on the Pacific
the unselfish a
l it he Coast. Sergeant Dunlap has assisted in
placing in heir last resting place the
I hm I ivs ot many of the men and women
whoae lives were a part of the early his
ton- of Oregon. Sergeant Dunlap joine«!
the Masons in April, IS56. ami he is now
a member of XX'arren l,«slge No. 10. Ore
gon Chapter No. 4 anil Adarel Chapter
No. 3, o E. S., ¡«ml he was a member
ever faithful to his lixlge duties for he
never missed «meeting unless by reason
of sickness or imperative bu-im -ss en
gage tile ms. He was tvier for 30 year-
of XX'arren L< <lge and he h is bet n ti 1« I
for Oregon Ch ipter since 18117. In th«
Eastern Star he is Chaplain and hi- son
o rotis prayers and kindly pitriarchal fig
uro will lie great I v nn--e<l by the mem
tiers of that order.
Sergeant Dunlap was never married, <
soldier's heart ami a brown-eyed Mis
soon girl having lieen estrange«! by tin
toward circumstances during ihv Mexi
can war. '! he sergeant while a great
admirer of women an<! fond of children,
has lived all to him-elf but not for him-
-elf. for he has l>een generous to the
needy ami a friend to everybody ami hr
has done much toward making the world
has lixed ha- itnva tor him many friends better by his having lived in it The
who thi ugh regretting his leaving Jack hoysand girls of Jacksonville, some now
sonville are glad to know that at the men and women prominent in Oregon
Soldiers Home he will have the quiet and Ca ifornia life, well retnemla r many
comfort, the care and the congenial coni a jolly picnic on the banks of Rogue rivt r
panionship of old comrades that will when they were the guests of the kindly-
make hi- declining years peaceful anil old Sergeant.
Judge J. R. Neil was at Eagle Point
Sergeant Robert S. bunlap is of Scotch-
on some legal business.
Irish di -c nt his greit grandfather com
ing to America with hi* family in 1773
Mrs. XV. B. Moore and Mrs. XX". I!
from the north of Ireland and settleing Meeker of Medford sp« nt Thursday after
in South Carolina. The Ilunlaps were noon and night in Jacksonville, gue-ts of
Presbyterians and as were all those stout Mrs C. XX'. Conklin and other friends.
hearted old Convenanters were so soon
Miss Martha Robins« n. who came
a they settled in America loyal to the
Junction City last week on a visit
interests of the colonies and were not
loath to take up arms in defense of their to her uncle. W in Robinson, has gone to
liberty. Sergeant Dunlap's grandfather. Wagner Springs where she has secured a
Robert Dunlip, enlisted when 17 years seven months s< hool at $40 per month.
old tn the South Carolina militia and Mi-s Robin-on is a graduate of the Mon
served through the greater part of the mouth Normal ami she his had the liest
Revolutionary War. At
‘__ the clo-e of the ot success in her school work in the XVil-
war he married and move«! to North lamette X'allev and she will doubtless
Carolina and thence to Bath county, succeed as well with her school at XX',ig-
Kentucky and then to Missouri in 1*21
renting a farm near St. Louis. Two
The Sentinel exhibit has lieen increas
years later, his sons having proceeded ed by a sample of c m brought in by
him. he moved to Calloway county, Mr. E. Britt from their Butte creek farm.
where later on he died. The Sergeant's One of the stalks is over 13 feet high ami
father, James M Dunlap, was married in the other four are over 12 feet high
Missouri and it was on October *. 1*27. Each of the stalks has two large well
that the Sergeant was born.
developed ears of corn ami a field ot
On June 24. 1*46, Sergeant Dunlap such corn would yield fully 60 bushels to
enlisted in Colonel A. XV. Doniphan's the acre. The corn is a new variety of
regiment, the First Missouri Mounted the white dent ami the seed was sent to
Rifle- and marching to Fort Leavenworth Mr. Britt by the department of agricul
they joined General Stephen XV. Kearn ture to test. It is tor, rank in grow th ami
ey's command and marched across the slow to ripen to lie a pt rfect success in
plains to Santa Fe, which they captured this climate where cool nights are the
from the Mexicans.
General Kearney rule, but it would lie a profitable corn to
with part of his command went to Calif grow for ensilage.
ornia. while Colonel Doniphan took the
XX'anted,—A ratchet-setter and a grad
tema nder of the command and marched
down into Old Mexico and after a series er behind the edger at the Iowa Lumber
of hard-fought engagements he gained Company's mill.
Mr. O. Harbaugh will leave next week
control of the Mexican state of Chihua
hua. From Chihuahua Col. Doniphan’s for California where he will spend a
regiment marched east ami joined Gen. couple of months in the Sacramento X'al-
Taylor’s command. Soon after the regi ley and other sections looking over the
ment was mustered out. their time hav opjxirtunities for investment, he having
Sergeant Dunlap went decided to again tike up his residence in
home to Missouri and in the spring of California. Mr. Harbough came to Jack
1*4!» he joined a train for California. He sonville from California in 1*74.ami since
remained in California, having a miner’s has lieen engaged part of the time in the
luck, until the summer of 1852 when he mercantile business and later in farming.
The world has prospered with him and
now he proposes to s|x-ml his remaining
days in California amid the scenes of his
early life on this Coast. Mr. and Mrs.
Genuine Liverpool Harixmgh have many friends here who
will regret their leaving the X'allev ami
salt, fine dairy salt, who will though wish them the best of
prosperity in their new home. Mrs.
stocK salt and the best Harbough will remain in Jacksonville
while Air. Harbough is on his trip to
of table salt in any California.
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Jzxided shells for shot guns and for
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Professional Carpet Weaver
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find in prepared to do strictly tirsi
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