They Came for Opportunity: A Collection of Cheney Area Pioneer Biographies

They Came for Opportunity: A Collection of Cheney Area Pioneer Biographies


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ISBN-13: 9781490377537
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Ellen McIntosh Proctor was born in Penrith, Washington, April 14, 1913. She was raised on Half Moon Prairie, north of Spokane, Washington.

In 1940 she and her husband moved to the Cheney, Washington area. During the 1960's, Ellen was a member of the Amber history committee where she helped to gather and research information on the families and history of that small community south of Cheney.

Beginning in 1985 she began publishing a series of biographical sketches of Cheney area pioneers in the Cheney Free Press as part of the Cheney Historical Museum's contribution to the Washington State Centennial celebration of 1989. The series continued after the state centennial, running through 1991. Due to her work on the pioneer biographies, Ellen was asked by the mayor to research and write a biographical sketch of each of Cheney's 27 former mayors. During the Washington State centennial year, Ellen Proctor was appointed Cheney Historian. She later co-authored a book with Barbara Barton McBride about the pioneers of her childhood home called Half Moon Prairie 1883-1995. Ellen Proctor passed away in Cheney in 2009 at the age of 96.

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