In Vancouver, in the winter you can stroll in the snow to the little shops. It is all very beautiful with the snow, the coffee shops and the boots and warm scarves. Very much like holiday times across the pond. The Looney Store is the dollar store over there. I got the sweetest sets of egg cups at that store. Little flowers and a painted border give them a timeless look.
Dubois means “WOOD” in french.
8  Zebella Johnson Abt. 1862 –
………………. 8  John Johnson Abt. 1864 –
………………. 8  Mary Johnson Abt. 1866 –
………………. 8  Artensia Johnson Abt. 1868 –
………………. 8  Genevia Johnson Abt. 1870 –
………………. 8  Allen Johnson Abt. 1872 –
……………. 7 Amanda Looney 1843 –
……………. 7 Ellen A. Looney 1845 –
…………. *2nd Wife of  John Looney:
……………. +Matilda Wells Abt. 1804 –
…………. 6  Joseph McMinn Looney 1810 – 1866
……………. +Delaney Evans Abt. 1808 – Bef. 1838
……………. 7 William Benjamin Evans Looney 1833 – 1895
………………. +Helen Catherine Price 1839 – 1898
………………. 8 McMinn Looney
………………. 8 Benjamin Franklin Looney
…………………. +Mary Palmer 1880 –
………………. 8 Emma E. Looney 1857 –
………………. 8 Jesse Absalom Looney 1859 –
…………………. +Ella Sharp 1860 –
Charles Deere and Alvah Mansur. Tebbetts Implement Co. (John Deere)
Alvah Mansur b. 12-5-1833 d. 1-8-1898. Parents were Alvah and Elizabeth (Wood) Mansur.
|Key people||Samuel R. Allen
(Chairman and CEO)
Edward Cook Palmer*
Chase Candy Co. etc..:
Elizabeth Mooney Kirk (February 23 1914 – June 29 2004) (known by many as Betty) spent her entire life advancing adult literacy. She worked with Frank Laubach using his “Each One Teach One” reading method. She traveled and taught in India, Africa and the United States. While working in Kenya, she provided the financial support for Barack Obama, Sr. to come to the United States to study.
Kirk co-authored many books with Dr. Frank Laubach and son Dr. Robert Laubach, which are still in use for teaching adults to read English. In this role, her work included running a mission boarding school in India and for two years she was head of a project for the British Government in Kenya training teachers and adults to read in some of the tribal languages.
Kirk often helped find sponsorships for promising Kenyan students to study in the United States. An article by Michael Dobbs in The Washington Post states that Kirk provided most of the financial support during Obama Sr’s early years in the United States, according to the Tom Mboya archives at Stanford University. Kirk is also mentioned in Barack Obama‘s 1995 book, Dreams from My Father (pg 427 hardcover) as writing college recommendation letters for Obama Sr.
Kirk’s grandfather was Addison Clark who, with his brother, founded the Addran Male and Female Academy which became Texas Christian University. She earned master’s degrees from George Washington University and Syracuse University. In 1960, she married Elmer LeValley Kirk. They lived for a time in West Africa before moving to California. Kirk taught school in the Oakland area for many years before retiring to central California.
More on Clark, Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, golf and other connections here:
Some information on the area:
On the 29th April 1886, the Divisional Board of Diamantina was formed in Birdsville. The first meeting of the Diamantina Shire Council was held on 13 June 1903, in Bedourie.
Diamantina Shire lies in the region known as the Channel Country in far southwestern Queensland Australia. It covers an area of 95,000 sq km or twice the size of Tasmania or Denmark.
The Channel Country River Systems
The Diamantina and Georgina Rivers, Cooper and Eyre Creeks are the main players of a network of western Queensland Rivers. These three great river systems draw water from an area of 566,000 square kilometres. In the regular dry periods these systems contain numerous waterholes that can vary in depth and length. But after rain, the network links together, stretching out over the floodplain like fingers, hence the name Channel Country.
The explanation for the watercourses being known by different names at different points and for ‘rivers’ to become ‘creeks’ lies within the history of the regions exploration.
Sturt encountered the combined channels of the Mulligan and Georgina Rivers in 1845 in South Australia and named then Eyre Creek. In 1876 W.O. Hodgkinson (later Member for Burke) explored the Mulligan within Queensland and named it after the famous Queensland prospector, James Venture Mulligan.
Similar circumstances lead to Cooper Creek named by Sturt in 1845 being called the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers by Kennedy and Gregory respectively.
Landsborough was responsible for naming the Diamantina River after Lady Diamantina Roma Bowen, the wife of the first governor of Queensland but earlier McKinlay had variously called this stream Burke’s Creek and Mualler River.
The Georgina was first called the Herbert River by Landsborough but was altered to avoid confusion with the Herbert River in northwest Queensland.
Samuel NORTHRUP Castle:
Helen Northrup Castle and husband Jack Parsons:
L. Ron Hubbard, Parsons, Crowley etc…
John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons; October 2, 1914 – June 17, 1952), better known as Jack Parsons, was an American rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology and a pioneer in solid rocket fuel research and development. He was one of the principal founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corp.
Parsons was also an occultist and one of the first Americans to take a keen interest in the writings of English author and Thelema‘s founder Aleister Crowley. In this capacity, he joined and eventually led an American lodge of Crowley’s magical order, Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.)
Diamonds, like Kimberly Mines in Africa, DeBeers, Cecil Rhodes, Rothschild, Australia etc..
1. Barclays 2. BNP Paribus 3. Citibank 4. Credit Agricole 5. Credit Suisse 6. Deutsche Bank 7. HSBC 8. JP Morgan Chase 9. Lloyds 10. Norinchukin 11. Rabobank 12. Royal Bank of Canada 13. Royal Bank Of Scotland 14. Societe Generale 15. Sumitomo Mitsui
From above again:
Another interesting banker:
George Herbert Walker (June 11, 1875 – June 24, 1953) was a wealthy American banker and businessman. His daughter Dorothy married Prescott Bush, making him a grandfather of former President George H. W. Bush and a great-grandfather of another former President George W. Bush.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker was the youngest son of David Davis Walker, a dry goods merchant from Bloomington, Illinois, and Martha Adela Beaky. Ely, Walker & Company, which grew into a leading regional wholesaler, was later acquired by Burlington Industries. Walker studied at Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit boarding school in England. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1897.
In 1900, he started a banking and investment firm named G.H. Walker & Co. His family had developed many international banking contacts, and he helped organize the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Walker was known as the power behind the local Democratic Party.
In 1920, Walker became the President of the W.A. Harriman & Co. investment firm, and quickly arranged the credits that Averell Harriman needed to take control of the Hamburg-Amerika Line. Walker also organized the American Ship and Commerce Corp. to be subsidiary of the W.A. Harriman & Co., with contractual power over the affairs of the Hamburg-Amerika. W.A. Harriman & Co. (renamed Harriman Brothers & Company in 1927) well-positioned for this enterprise and rich in assets from their German and Russian business, merged with the British-American investment house Brown Bros. & Co. on January 1, 1931. Walker retired to his own G.H. Walker & Co. This left the Harriman brothers, his son-in-law Prescott Bush and Thatcher M. Brown as senior partners of the new firm of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. The firm’s London branch continued operating under its historic name Brown, Shipley & Co.
Walker was a director of the W.A. Harriman & Company; Harriman Fifteen, American International Corporation; Georgian Manganese Corporation; Barnsdall Corporation; American Ship & Commerce Corporation; Union Banking Corporation; G.H. Walker & Company; Missouri Pacific Railroad; Laclede Gas and the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad.
In addition to his business concerns, Walker was also a golf enthusiast and a President of the United States Golf Association (USGA). The USGA’s Walker Cup (the famous biennial golf match) acquired Walker’s namessake for his role in the event’s creation. His son-in-law, Prescott Bush was a member of the executive committee of the USGA, serving successively as Secretary, Vice President and President, 1928-1935. He also coheaded the syndicate, (with W. Averell Harriman), which rebuilt the famed sports venue of Madison Square Garden and the Belmont Race Track, 1925. His brother-in-law Joseph Walker Wear was one of the founders of the Davis Cup
David Davis “D.D.” Walker (19 January 1840 – 4 October 1918), a St. Louis dry goods wholesaler, founded Ely & Walker, which remains a clothing brand to this day. Walker was a first cousin of Senator and Supreme Court Justice David Davis. Through his son George Herbert Walker, he was the great-grandfather of President George H. W. Bush and great-great-grandfather of President George W. Bush.
Walker was the son of George E. Walker (1797–1864) and Harriet Mercer (1802–1869). He was born and reared on his parents’ farm near Bloomington, Illinois. At age fourteen, he was sent to the Beloit Preparatory Academy, part of Beloit College in Wisconsin. In 1857, he went to St. Louis for business training with the merchandiser Crow, McCreery & Co., then the largest wholesale dry goods house in the city. He worked his way up from office boy, and became a partner after just eight years with the firm. He became ill as a result of his workaholic habits, quitting in 1878, and spent the next two years recovering. In 1880 he went back to work, forming Ely, Walker & Co. with Frank Ely and others. The business was a huge success, and in 1883 it was incorporated as the Ely & Walker Dry Goods Company. He remained President of the company until 1892, and thereafter retained the largest interest in the firm. His sons David Davis, Jr., Joseph Sidney and George Herbert all had involvement with the Ely & Walker firm, which continued as a major clothing manufacturer until it was acquired by Burlington Industries after World War II, but George went into banking.
T. Cullen Davis of Ft Worth, Texas. His father was Kenneth Davis (Drilling) and wife was Pricilla Baker Wilborn Davis:
Marble floors, rich oak paneling, and Art Deco-detailing gave the place a sumptuous feel. And the 21-foot ceiling was just tall enough to contain the egos of all the pricy lawyers in attendance, not to mention the men who were prepared to write the half-a-billion-dollar-or-more check it would take to buy the MLB team.
Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, swapped greetings with reporters as he and Houston businessman Jim Crane, his bidding partner, took their seats at one of the courtroom tables. “Going over some last-minute figures?” one reporter asked Cuban, who was a bit tardy. Cuban shot a look as if the guy were crazy, waving off the idea that he might be worried about something so trifling.
The August 4, 2010, auction turned out to be a grinding affair, punctuated by long pauses in the bidding. As a reporter covering the story for a national business news outlet, I used the intermissions to pad around and try to get some of the key players to comment on behind-the-scenes developments.
During one break, I approached a man who had stayed completely in the background, but who nonetheless was a central participant in the Rangers sale saga. Dressed nattily in a blue-gray pinstripe suit, white shirt, and violet tie, Ray C. Davis stood several inches taller than the Rangers’ six-feet-two-inch Nolan Ryan, with whom he had arrived.
I introduced myself to the rangy Davis, who retired as a billionaire from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, a publicly traded pipeline company where he’d served as co-CEO. He gave my hand a firm grip, said hello in a deep voice and then, before I could get my first question out, nodded and walked away.
Father of Gov. Gray Davis of California (ENRON)
William Rhodes Davis (February 10, 1889 – August 1, 1941) was a United States businessman whose oil interests involved him in furthering the strategic interests of Nazi Germany.
Davis was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 10, 1889, into a family of limited means. His father was a policeman. He claimed to be a descendant of Cecil Rhodes on his mother’s side and of Jefferson Davis on his father’s side, assertions which remain unproven. He held menial positions on railroad trains and eventually became a locomotive engineer.
His career in the oil industry began in 1913 when he organized a small company in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and became a “wildcatter”. He volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War I and was discharged as a second lieutenant in 1920. He saw action in France and later claimed to have been wounded, though the only injuries he received occurred when he jumped from a moving train. He worked as an oil broker in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and late in the 1920s was party to a complicated conflict between several independent oilmen and Standard Oil that revolved around settling thousands of colonists on land in Peru.
NOTE* Cecil Rhodes and DeBeers diamond mines and Rothschild*
Jun 27, 2009 … The prayer request that Virginia Goeldner sent to her pastor, Reverend Dr. Luke Conway, who leads the First United Methodist Church in her …
Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles is in current news as well:
The body is that of 21-year-old Elisa Lam, who had been staying at the hotel and was last seen on Jan. 31, the AP says. Authorities are investigating her death.
Back to Chase Candy Company above:
The Cherry Mash was formulated in 1918 by Dr. George Washington Chase’s son, Ernest. The candy consisted of a quarter-pound mound of chopped roasted peanuts, blended with chocolate coating over a smooth cherry fondant center. The candy bar was originally called Cherry Chase, and then Cherry Chaser, before becoming known as Cherry Mash.
Today, Cherry Mash remains the Chase Candy Company’s best-selling product. It is produced in a factory in Saint Joseph, Missouri and can be found throughout the Midwest in most grocery and convenience stores and mass-merchandise outlets. To this day, Cherry Mash continues to be the best-selling cherry candy bar in the United States according to the Chase Candy website
Another Cherry in current news, Kenny Cherry: