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Gideon W Backus
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1817
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1900
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA

The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., August 10, 1900, page 3
DEATH OF GIDEON W. BACKUS
Gideon W. Backus, an old and respected citizen of Hood River, died Wednesday morning, August 8, 1900, at the home of his son-in-law, E.S. Olinger, aged nearly 83 years. Mr. Backus had been in poor health for a month or more, but he was a man of strong constitution, and he bid fair to live many years.
Deceased was born in Butler county, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1817. He removed with his parents to Indiana when a boy. In 1849 and he came to Oregon, across the plains, and settled in Linn county, taking up a donation land claim nine miles from Albany. He engaged in farming in Linn county till 1876, when he sold his farm and came to Hood River. He was married, in Indiana, to Mary A. Hardman, who died in Linn county. The followed farming in Hood River till ten years ago, and since then led a retired life. He left eight children -- Judge C.F. Backus of Spokane, Aaron Backus of Sumpter, Sylvester Backus of Dell, Or., Joseph Backus of The Dalles, Mrs. Lucinda Kygar of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. Jane Circle of Paulina, Or., Mrs. F.A. Mauzey of Portland, Mrs. E.S. Olinger of Hood River.

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The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., August 10, 1900, page 3
"Brief Local Matters"
Mrs. F.A. Mauzey of Portland, a daughter of the late G.W. Backus, was here for two weeks helping to care for her sick father, but as he appeared to be better, she went home Monday. Wednesday morning she was notified of his death and came up on the noon train. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Ann Hardman Backus (1823 - 1868)
  Esther King Backus (1838 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Backus Circle (1851 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Idlewilde Cemetery
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block 4, Lot 29, Grave 2
 
Created by: Jeffrey Bryant
Record added: Jan 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24171462
Gideon W Backus
Added by: Jeffrey Bryant
 
Gideon W Backus
Added by: Jeffrey Bryant
 
Gideon W Backus
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 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014
 
 
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