|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1844|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1928|
He enlisted in Co. E 1st Connecticut Cav. May 8, 1862 and was discharged at Fort Snelling, Minn. Nov. 16, 1865. Member of GAR. Married Jan. 15, 1881 to Catherine Dolan at Pueblo, Colo. Moved in 1889 to Baker City, Oregon for 3 years then to Coos county where he Lived until his death.
Ten children born to them were, Annie (Mrs. Reuben Hartley), Eva ( Mrs. Carver), Willie, Mary, Elizabeth (Mrs. Spencer), Nellie ( Mrs. Sanborn), John, Richard (Dick), Ransom, and Nita.
Added by Audrey April, 11, 2011
ALMUS M. ARNOLD owns a pleasant home just outside the limits of Myrtle Point, Oregon, set in the midst of thirty acres of well improved land, and is carrying on an extensive and carefully managed dairy business. He was born in Tennessee, August 4, 1844, and is a son of William A. and Annie (Alford) Arnold, both natives of that state. Mr. Arnold's parents died when he was three years of age and he was the only child born to their union. He is practically a selfmade man. He went to school for a short
time in Tennessee but was obliged to earn his own livelihood when he was fourteen years of age. He learned the carpenter's trade and worked at this until the Civil war broke out when he enlisted in the First Confederate Volunteer Cavalry and served for two years and nine months, being mustered out with honorable discharge, November 16, 1865. After the close of hostilities he returned home and went to school for one year, at the end of which time he worked in a general merchandise store for one year and then went to Missouri, where he followed farming as a monthly laborer. He next went to Texas and engaged in the cattle business for a short time. He went to Colorado and New Mexico and followed the same line of occupation in those states. He came to this state from Colorado in 1884 and resumed his stock business, carrying on an extensive enterprise along this line for two years. He then went to Washington and settled on the Columbia river, where he established himself in the same business, but was unsuccessful, owing to the cold winters. His stock was frozen and he was obliged to give up his enterprise. In 1889 he returned to Oregon, settling in Baker City, and for two years was prominent in the cattle-raising business. He sold out eventually and came to Coos county, settled near Rural and followed general farming upon one hundred and Bixty acres of land which he had purchased. He brought this property to a high state of development and was active in the cultivation of the soil for fifteen years. He cleared his land, built suitable barns and outbuildings, fenced his property and also drained it and was the owner of one of the attractive farms in the county. He eventually sold out and came to Myrtle Point, where he bought twenty-two acres and farmed upon this property until 1910. In that year he moved to his present home just outside the town limits of Myrtle Point and is now engaged in carrying on a large and constantly increasing dairy business upon thirty acres of improved land. His enterprise is one of the largest of this kind in Coos county. The buildings are kept in a sanitary condition and are equipped with modern machinery. Its value has increased about twofold and it is now worth ten thousand dollars.
January 15, 1881, Mr. Arnold was united in marriage in Pueblo, Colorado, to Miss Catherine Dolan. a native of England but of Irish ancestry. She is a daughter of James and Annie "(McDermott) Dolan, who were both born in Ireland. Mrs. Arnold is one of twelve children born to her parents, only three of whom are still living, the other two being: Michael, who lives in Pueblo, Colorado, and Thomas, also of Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold have ten children, namely: Annie, the wife of Reuben Hartley, of Washington, and the mother of four children; Eva, who married Albert Carver, of Coquille, by whom she has two sons; William P.. a resident of Santa Ana, California; Mary E., who married Otto Prey, of Coquille, Oregon, and is the mother of one child; Elizabeth, making her home at Salt Lake City, Utah; Nellie, John T. and Richard A. Q., who reside with their parents; and Daniel R. and Frances X., who are at home and pursuing their education. Jn his political affiliations Mr. Arnold is a consistent democrat and while he has never sought public office he has done elective work as road supervisor. He is one of the enterprising citizens of Coos county and is engaged in a representative industry. By intelligent labor and careful management he has brought his dairy to a point of success where it may be regarded as an influence upon the growth of the industry in this section of the state.
Catherine M. Dolan Arnold (1856 - 1944)*
Annie Arnold Hartley (1881 - 1935)*
Eva Arnold Carver (1883 - 1962)*
William Powell Arnold (1885 - 1916)*
Mary Ettie Arnold Prey (1886 - 1921)*
Elizabeth Spencer (1888 - 1954)*
Nellie Arnold Sanborn (1891 - 1984)*
John Thomas Arnold (1896 - 1966)*
Richard Q Arnold (1897 - 1971)*
Daniel Ransom Arnold (1899 - 1912)*
Juanita Frances Arnold Wilson (1902 - 1968)*
Created by: Audrey
Record added: Mar 20, 2005
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