Henry Poffenberger Eakle

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The dealli ot Henry Poffenberger Eakle, which occurred Monday after- ntiuii. had been anticipated for several days and therefore the announcement will cause no surprise. His passing serves to remind us that most things that are valuable and worth living for can 1)0 attained by well-directed effort and by modes of life that win the confidence confidence and respect of the people. The [unoral \vill be hcld~on Thursday. Religious Religious services will begin nl the family family residence, 410 Lincoln avenue, at ID o'clock, and will be conducted by Hcv. W. B. Hobbitt. Interment will follow In the city cemetery. Henry Poffenberger Ealde was of German-Irish ancestry. His father, Christopher Eakle, was uorn in Alsace- Lorraine, hilt came" to the United States when he wag but three years of age. The liakles first located in Maryland, Maryland, later in Virginia and finally in Tennessee, near_Jacksoii, where Christopher Christopher Eakle died. The mother of this sketch, Annie Hibbitt, was" a native of Ireland. The subject of this sketch was born In Clay county, Tenn., on the (ith of December, 1832. He was therefore 77 years, 5 mouths and 24 •days old. Air. Eakle received a common school education in tho public schools of Tennessee. Tennessee. For a time he chose the occupation occupation of tailor but abandoned it when be made up his mind to seek fortune In the far west, In 1857 lie joined 'a party en route to California by ox team. This party was seven months in crossing the plains. Mr. Bakle's stay in the west was of short duration. He bad hardly time to look about him when he decided to return to his old home in Tennessee. The California fever, however, had taken deep root and in 1858 he again decided to turn his face toward the great west and seek a permanent home on the shores of the Pacific. In 1S59 the Indians were quite active and hostile. Mr. Eakle's party had and William H.. who lives in Spring valley. Mr. Ealde also leaves one sister, sister, who Is older- than himself, Mrs. Margaret Scott ot Woodland, and tlirM brothers, J. S. of Williams, B. F. 01 Arhuckle and .W. H. Eakle of Woodand. Woodand. For many years after his location in California Mr. 'Eakle took an active interest in public affairs. He was a Democrat of the old school and in 1890 was elec'ted to represent Colusa county n the legislature of California. The Jill providing for the division of Colusa Colusa county and the organization of lenn county bore his name and he Look a prominent part in promoting its enactment Into a law. He was also active in promoting good roads legislation. legislation. At the time of the organization organization of the Central Irrigation Company he was one of the largest stockholders and was elected a director. Mr. Eakle is entitled to great cred|t for 'having risen 'unaided from low estate—for having overcome difficulties difficulties and dangers and for having acquired acquired wealth and influence by sheer force of will and courage, and above all for having succeeded by native intellect untrained and untaught save by hard necessity, against the learning learning of the schools and the advantages of a finished education. In the vo cation of a farmer, on the undevelopec plains, in the wilds and solitudes of the mountains, H. P. Eakle developed qualities qualities that know no such word as failure failure and that win distinction everywhere. everywhere. By nature he was honest, rugged rugged and kindly, with nothing artifi cial nor pretentious. His Qualities auc characteristics were such as are essen tial to success for men who win in E hand-to-hand struggle with the dlffi cullies and obstacles that confront one of a lowly beginning. He knew himself, put no false esti mate upon his powers, either, of per formance or endurance. He under stood his own limitations and was self contained, self-reliant, satisfied to h useful in his day and time and to ac complish some good as a result

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  1. Woodland Daily Democrat,
  2. 31 May 1910, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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