Haines, Israel David (1827-1882).

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Record 257/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Date of photo 1880's
Description Israel David Haines (1827-1882). I. D. Haines was born December 27, 1827, in Xenia, Ohio, to Reuben and Nancy (Connely) Haines. At age 21, he came west with Colonel W. W. Loring's Rifle Regiment,. After mustering out of the army at Fort Vancouver, Haines joined the California gold rush and then returned to Oregon and established a mercantile business between Portland and Jacksonville, Oregon. Haines moved to Coos Bay, Oregon, and erected the first house there, which he used as a hotel and general merchandise store. Haines returned to Jacksonville in 1854. He served in the Oregon Legislature and read for the law. He was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1864. He practiced law in California and Idaho before settling in Baker City, Oregon in 1867. His law office was on the NE corner of 3rd & Court streets. Haines married Minerva Dorsett in 1871. She was a native of Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of James A. and Sara Ann (Ross) Dorsett. The Dorsett family had traveled across the plains in a covered wagon and settled in Auburn, Oregon in 1864. Israel and Minerva had five children. In Baker City, Haines practiced law, served in the Oregon State Legislature again, and was successful in farming and stock raising in Baker Valley. He had extensive land holdings in and around what is now the City of Haines. In 1884, when the railroad line was coming, Haines platted out the town of Haines. When he passed away June 19, 1892, his funeral cortege, over a mile long, was the largest ever witnessed in Baker City. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Object ID 1980.1.747
Place Baker City
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