Death Records for King County Washington

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Alexander, Roy

Ambrose, Clarence

Ames, William Elder

Anderson, Florence

Ball, Alice

Ball, Estelle

Ball, Laura

Boyd, Pearl

Brewer, Edward L.

Carlson, Jack

Chambers, Lillian

Church, Beulah

Coleman, David

Collier, Benjamin

Corber, Washington E.

Crosby, Wesley

Damascus, Gust J.

DeBurgh, Margaret

Engdal, Raymond

Entener, Charles

Evans, Zela

Ford, William

Gierke, George E.

Goodard, Ralph

Heitzman, Mrs. Barney

Henly, Neil

Hesser, Clinton

Hooker, Mrs. Charlotte

Hunter, Edward F.

Huston, James

Huston, Lester

Johnson, Eric

Johnson, Eurich

Jones, R.A.

Keefe, Mrs.

Kittenger, Mrs. Charles

Larson, Ralph H Pvt.

Leon, Carl L. Sr.

Long, Walter M.

MacDonald, Mary M.

Manson, George M.

Mauger, Mrs. Frank

McDonald, Patrick

Newcomer, Samuel

Palmer, Erven H.

Polglase, Elizabeth

Prabuck, Bruno

Preston, Mary G.

Prigmore, Judge

Purkapile, James

Russell, Thomas

Savage, Alfred

Schaeffer, John

Sexton, Rev. Lydia Casad

Shannon, Morris

Shaw, Jerry M.

Smith, Charles J.

Thompson, John G.

Tobin, Mike

Volberding, Ivy C.

Volberding, Noel K.

Wagner, Mrs. Sophronie



Certificate of Death

James Purkapile

Place of death: King County Hospital, Seattle, King Co., Washington

Length of stay in this place: 40 years

Usual residence: 743 Kenyon, Seattle, King Co., Washington

Male, White, Married, 87 yrs, Sawmill Worker

Date of death: May 25, 1956

Date of Birth: Dec. 19, 1868-Sedalia, Missouri

Father: William R. Purkapile

Mother: Mary Marshall

Cause of Death: Bronchopneumonia

Antecedent causes: O--------tee Heart Disease

Burial: 5.28.1956 Wash. Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington

©Christie Shellito

Ralph Goodard, the seven year old son of Mrs. Thomas Bruist, died on Monday, September 30, 1907, at the home of his mother in Seattle. The body was brought here on Wednesday and the funeral services were held at the Baptist Church on Thursday, Rev. H.S. Black having charge. Interment took place in the Washington Lawn cemetery.

October 3, 1907, Centralia Chronicle, Centralia, Washington

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Pioneer Who Presided on the Superior Bench of Lewis and Pacific Counties

     Judge Edward F. Hunter, 81 years old, at one time presiding judge of the superior court of Lewis and Pacific counties, died at the Wayside Emergency hospital, at Seattle, Friday afternoon, three minutes after he was taken there from the Kenneth hotel, where he had been stricken with an attack of heart trouble. Judge Hunter had resided in Seattle for the past five years, residing part of the time at the Seattle hotel and the remainder of the time at the Kenneth. He had been a resident of the state for twenty-one years, coming here from Lancaster, Ohio, in 1886. Until five years ago he lived at Chehalis, where he practiced law and was prominent in republican politics.
     Judge Hunter's early home was at Lancaster, Ohio, where his father, Harry Hawkins Hunter, was prominent in republican politics and was very wealthy. In 1849 Judge Hunter joined the rush of gold hunters to California and made a fortune in the early days of that state. In the sixties he returned to Ohio and took a position in his father's law office, who was at that time prosecuting the famous coke(?) cases against the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. These suits dragged through the courts for eighteen years. At the death of his father, Judge Hunter took charge of the prosecution, and the bringing of the suit to a successful close won for him considerable fame. At that time Judge Hunter was very wealthy, but last much of his fortune disappeared, and he came to Washington, opening a law office in Chehalis in 1886.
     From his first residence in the state he took an active part in politics, and for years was a power in the republican ranks. In the nineties he was elected presiding judge of the superior courts of Lewis and Pacific counties. He was afterward elected for another term. He practiced law for a few years after leaving the bench but retired six years ago because of his advanced years and five years ago he moved to Seattle.
     He had been remarkably active for a man of his years and was on the street Thursday  Friday morning he was unable to rise from his bed and a physician was summoned. He soon lost consciousness and in the afternoon was taken to the Wayside Emergency hospital, where he died three minutes after he was taken from the ambulance.
     He leaves a son and two daughters. The son is Harry Hunter, a well known Pacific coast mining engineer, with headquarters in Salt Lake City at present, but who was formerly well known in the Alaskan fields. At present he has interests in Nevada mines. The two daughters reside in Austin, Texas. A grandson, Lester A. Hunter, lives at 543 Twenty-third avenue south. Two sisters residing in Lancaster, Ohio, also survive Judge Hunter. -Bee Nugget

November 9, 1907, Centralia Chronicle, Centralia, Washington

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Was Born Near Ogden and Lived in Perry Several Years Before Moving West
     According to word received here today funeral services were held Monday in Seattle, Wash., for Jerry M. Shaw, former Ogden and Perry resident, who died there Sunday at his home at 2342 North 62nd St. Mr. Shaw had been bedridden for the past two years because of a heart ailment. Last Saturday he sustained a broken hip and died the following day. He was 81 years of age and was a retired gardener.
     Funeral services were held at Green Lake Funeral home with the Rev. Walter Wheeler. Assembly of God church pastor and grandson of Mr. Shaw, officiating. Burial was in Acacia Memorial Park.
     Musical selections were furnished by Harold Sorbo, who sang "Rock of Ages" and "In the Garden," accompanied by Viola Oliver, organist.
     Casket bearers, grandsons and grand sons in law of Mr. Shaw, were Claude Hatch, Jr., William Alexander, Jr., Gene Alexander, Charles Buckingham, Robert Alexander, and Ernest Longanecker.
     Mr. Shaw was born near Ogden May 2, 1860 and moved to Perry about 1910. He moved to Seattle in 1923 where he had since lived.
     Surviving are his widow, Harriet; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Alexander, Bridgeport, Wash., Mrs. Mettie Tolliver, Ogden, Iowa; and Miss Opal Shaw, Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Horns, Fort Dodge, Iowa and Mrs. Ida Cartwright, Council Bluffs, Iowa; a brother in Missouri, and a cousin C.H. Boblet, Perry.

Chief Advertiser, Perry Iowa November 20, 1941

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R.A. Jones, the Chief Justice of Washington Territory, died at Seattle, W.T., recenlty from a complication of lung and kidney troubles, aged fifty eight years. The body was taken to Rochester, Minn., for burial.

Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison Kansas August 20, 1888

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By Telegraph to the Gazette
    Seattle, W.T., March 20-Fire this morning at 3 o'clock destroyed the Oriental hotel building. The house was filled was guests. Eric Johnson, a Swede, aged 35, was burned to death. Mr. J. Jobin and Edward Downey were injured. Ten others were severely injured by jumping from the building but none fatally. 

The Daily Gazette, Fort Wayne Indiana March 21, 1885

©S. Williams

John G. Thompson, U.S. special timber agent, died at Seattle, W.T., yesterday, his disease being of the heart. The immediate cause of his death was exposure to the weather in the discharge of officials. Thompson was one of the most noted politicians of the State of Ohio; he was several times a member of the State Legislature, was Sergeant-at-Arms of the U.s. house of representatives, and was a political lieutenant of Senator Thurman. He was 50 years of age, and leaves a family in Columbus, Ohio, to whom his body will be sent.

Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno Nevada February 12, 1886

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    Portland, Ore., March 20-Early yesterday morning the Oriental house at Seattle, W.T., was discovered to be on fire. The flames spread rapidly, enveloping the whole building, three stories high. The hotel was filled with lodgers, who were rescued with a great difficulty, many throwing themselves from upper windows. Following is a list of the casualties:
    Eurich Johnson was burned to death
    Mike Tobin was killed by jumping from a third story window.
    Ed Downey was terribly burned and will die
    Olef Otteson and J.B. Moer were severely burned, but may recover.
    Twelve others were more or less injured. Loss on hotel, $10,000.

Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur Illinois March 20, 1885

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Tragic Death of Clinton Hesser

     Mr. and Mrs. John Murran have received the news of the tragic death of their son-in-law, Clinton Hesser, which occurred recently at Seattle, W.T. Hesser lived in Decatur six years ago, and was well known about Monticello and Bement. He married Rachel Murran, who is now a widow with three children. The family moved to Seattle two years ago. Hesser was a night watchman by occupation and was asleep at his home when he met his death. Two men were engaged in cutting down a tree near his dwelling. It fell in a contrary direction and struck the corner of Hesser's house. It was a tree three feet in diameter. It crushed the corner of the house and struck Hesser in his bed, smashing his head beyond recognition. Mrs. Hesser was out of the house after a pail of water, but the three children were inside unhurt. Hesser was 27 years of age and a native of Frankfort, Ind.

Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur Illinois January 3, 1889

©S. Williams

John Schaeffer, a Bohemian who was arrested at Seattle, W.T., for attempting to commit a criminal assault on the wife of James Boydola, and afterward blowing up Boydola's house, killing the woman and her daughter, was lynched Monday night.

Decatur Republican, Decatur Illinois January 10, 1889

©S. Williams

The remains of Mrs. Charles H. Kittenger, nee Conrad, arrived at Wilmington, Del., on Monday night for burial from Seattle, W.T., where she died of puerperal fever on June 9. Mrs. Kittenger was married in Wilmington just about a year ago, and was the youngest sister of Henry C. Conrad of that city. Two of her sisters died under similar circumstances. One of the sisters was the wife of John W. Grace, of Baltimore, and the other was the wife of Henry D. Cranor, now of Wilmington, but formerly of Bohemia Manor. Mr. Conrad and his sisters are well known in this county, where until lately he owned valuable real estate.

Denton Journal, Denton Maryland June 25, 1887

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Mrs. Charlotte Hooker
     Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Charlotte Hooker, of Seattle Wash., which occurred on April 26. Mrs. Hooker, wife of Charles Hooker, of Seattle, was a former resident of Warrensville.
     Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. Lavina Low, Warrensville. The late Mrs. Margaret Kimble, of this city, was a sister of Mrs. Hooker.
     Funeral services were held in Seattle with the rector of the Seattle Trinity Episcopal Church officiating.

Gazette Bulletin, Williamsport Pennsylvania May 5, 1937

©Shauna Williams

The body of a woman found drowned at Seattle, W.T., has been identified as that of Mrs. Frank Mauger. Her first husband, Chauncy Van Schaack, is a wealthy merchant of San Francisco. Opium smoking drove her to suicide.

Indiana Progress, Indiana Pennsylvania Feb. 1, 1888

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Owing to the failure of a brake of a cable car at Seattle, W.T., ran down hill at great speed and threw out the passengers, killing Mrs. Sophronie Wagner, of Chadwick Neb.

Indiana Progress, Indiana Pennsylvania May 22, 1889

©S. Williams

Thomas Russell
  Richard Russell, of 500 Central avenue received a telegram yesterday conveying the sad intelligence of the death of his son Thomas, at Seattle, Washington. The deceased was a popular young man with hosts of friends and acquaintances in this city who will be pained to hear of his death, and who sincerely sympathize with the members of the family in the grief that has come so suddenly upon them.
  Mr. Russell was a machinist by trade and left Decatur for Seattle about a year ago. His death was caused by pneumonia, and he leaves a widow and two children. The widow is a sister of Peter J. Dempsey, of this city. In this city his parents, two brothers, Conductor J.R. Russell and Frank Russell, and two sisters, Misses Alice and Nora Russell, survive him.
  The remains will probably be brought to this city for interment.

March 19, 1891 Review Decatur Illinois

©Shauna Williams

In Seattle, March 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert CAMPBELL, Mrs. Mary G. PRESTON, aged 79 years, 9 months and 26 days.

Morning Oregonian, Portland Oregon March 8

Submitted to Genealogy Trails by Robyn Greenlund

(Associate Press by Federal Wireless)
SEATTLE, Washington, Jan 1 - Alice Ball, instructor at the College of Hawaii, died today at the home of her parents here. Her illness began last March when she inhaled chlorine gas while giving a demonstration to her class.

Miss Alice Ball became ill last spring and returned home but came back again this fall. She broke down after a short time. At the college this afternoon it was stated that it is doubted if inhaling the cholrine gas was the direct cause of her death believed that there were other causes contributing to her breakdown. She came to Hawaii from the University of Washington and had been here about two years. On the advice of physicians the college sent her home in the hope she would recover from an illness entirely apart from the effects of the gas.

Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 1, 1917, Page 1, Column 2.

Former College Teacher of Hawaii Dies on Coast
     Seattle, January 1-Alice Ball, instructor at the College of Hawaii, died today that the home of her parents here. Her illness began last March when she inhaled chlorine gas while giving a demonstration in her class.

Honolulu Commercial Advertiser, January 2, 1917

Washington State Board of Health
Record. 2586
Certificate of Death
Place of Death: Seattle, King Co.
2401 East Union St.
Alice A. Ball
Female, White, Single
Born July 23, 1892-24y 5m 8d
Occupation-At home
Born at Seattle Washington
Father James P. Ball Born Ohio
Mother Laura L. Howard Born Ohio
Date of Death Dec. 31, 1916
I hereby certify, That I attended deceased from Oct. 31, 1916 to Dec. 31 1916 that I last saw her alive on Dec. 31, 1916 and that death occurred on the date above at 5 a.m.. The cause of death was as follows: Removal of tonsils excessive 2 years ago, inhalation of chlorine gas two years ago
Contributory-Chronic Asthma for 2 yrs. 
Signed: Frank Brooks Jan. 1, 1917 Arcade Bldg.
Where was disease contracted if not at place of death: Honolulu
Cremation Jan. 2, 1917

©Jeanne Moore

Ball-At the family residence, 2401 East Union St., November 2, 1924, Estelle Victoria Ball, aged 68 years, sister of the late James P. Ball and aunt of William T.C. Ball.
Funeral services at the parlors of Bonney-Watson Co., today, Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends invited. Cremation.

Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Washington November 4, 1924

©Jeanne Moore

Ball-210 23rd Ave N., Sept. 28, Laura Ball. Services at Bonney-Watson Co., Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Seattle Times, Seattle Washington Sept. 30, 1945

©Jeanne Moore

Seattle Judge Killed By Hunting Accident
Bellingham, Wash., July 19
Superior Judge Prigmore, of King County, while on a hunting trip near this city yesterday, was accidentally shot and killed, his shotgun discharging accidentally. The dead man was prominent in judicial affairs in Washington and his death has caused a deep shock to hundred of friends and acquaintances.
The Daily Alaska Dispatch, July 19, 1911

Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer

George E Gierke
George E. Gierke 91, passed away November 3, 1999. Retired teacher and
photographer. He served in WWII as a captain in the Signal Corp. For over a half
century George was a ham radio operator (W7KBH). He is survived by his beloved
wife LaVerne of 59 years; a son Fred James Gierke, Auburn; daughters, Louis M.
Ludwig, Lopez Island and Betty Jean Mead, Peoria, AZ; also nine grandchildren
and several great grandchildren. Service Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, 11 a.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14901 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle.
Burial, Evergreen Memorial Park. Under direction of Evergreen-Washelli Funeral

Seattle Times [November 5, 1999, page B6]

©Ida Maack Recu

Rev. Lydia Casad Sexton

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A Mother in Israel

Rev. Lydia Sexton, who was so well known in many in the Church, passed peacefully away at the residence of her late son, Joseph Z. Sexton, in Seattle, Washington, on the evening of December 15, 1894, aged 95 years, 8 months, and 3 days. Mrs. Sexton was born in Sussex (now Rockport) County, N. J., in 1799. She was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Casad, a Baptist minister, and was a cousin to Bishop Matthew Simpson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Her father died when she was nine years old, and for six years thereafter she lived with relatives or strangers respectively, and earned her own living amidst many trials and hardships. When in her sixteenth year she went with her brother Anthony to Ohio. The journey of eight hundred miles was made with a horse and cart. In 1820 she married Joseph Sexton, of Jacksonborough, Ohio, and with him lived happily for more than fifty years.

Mrs. Sexton was converted, and joined the church of the United Brethren I Christ, near Germantown, Ohio, in 1834, under the labors of Rev. Jacob King. Soon after her conversion she felt that it was her duty to preach the gospel, but from a sense of her inability to perform such a responsible duty, and because there were so few women in the Church, she resisted the divine call for some years. Finally, yielding to the judgment and advice of the leading ministers and the leading of the Holy Spirit, she began to exhort sinners to flee from the wrath to come. In 1851 she was licensed by a quarterly conference, held on Iroquois Circuit, in Illinois, to peach, Rev. Josiah Terrill being the presiding elder. Mrs. Sexton was eminently successful in promoting revivals of religion.

She, in company with her husband, traveled extensively in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas holding revival meetings and organizing societies. Everywhere her labors were blessed of the Lord, and thousands of souls were converted and led to Christ through her instrumentality. At a session of Upper Wabash Conference, in 1850, she was most heartily recommended to all the churches as a successful helper in Christian work. This recommendation was signed by Bishop Edwards and Secretary Cougill. The invitations that she received to hold revival meetings far exceeded both her time and her strength.

In 1870 Mrs. Sexton was appointed to the chaplaincy of the Kansas State Penitentiary. Very marked success attended her labors among the prisoners, many of whom, by her presence, were reminded of their own mothers. At the close of her term of service as chaplain she counted ninety-five among the number of the inmates of the prison who had been converted under her labors. The last years of her life were spent with her two sons, David F. and Joseph Z. Sexton, in Washington. Her last sermon was preached at the First Methodist Protestant Church, in the city of Seattle, Wash., when she was ninety-three years old.

Her son, Joseph Z. Sexton, with whom she spent the last days of her life, preceded her to the glory world just one month and ten days. Mother Sexton became blind toward the close of her life, but although deprived of her natural sight she was cheerful and happy in possession of that spiritual vision which beholds the beauties and glories unseen by mortal eyes. She retained consciousness to the last, called her grandchildren by name, and spoke of the many loved ones who had gone before. She was buried from the First methodist Protestant Church in Seattle, Rev. Clark Davis, the pastor preaching the funeral sermon.

P. C. Hetzler

Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties, IL. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."

Submitted by Nancy Harvey, in care of Sara Hemp

DIES IN WASHINGTON SEATTLE, Nov. 17.—Charles J. Smith, 70, pioneer Washington and Oregon railroad official and Seattle financier, died of heart trouble here last night after playing I8 holes of golf.  Mr. Smith was born at Nicholasville, Ky.  Funeral services will be held here Monday, after which the body will be taken to Cincinnati for burial Tuesday.

San Antonio Light, November 17, 1924

©Janice Rice

Heitzman, Mrs. Barney

Old Time of County Killed in Seattle

Mrs. Barney Heitman, of Seattle, was killed the past week by an electric street car. It seems Mrs. Heitzman attempted to get off the car, slipped and fell under the wheels.
Mrs. Heitzman was one of the early settlers in Johnson County [WY] and her friends regret deeply the news of her death.

Buffalo News (Wyoming), 18 March 1926

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Alfred Savage, employed on A.C. Well's stock farm, near Seattle [King Co.], was fatally gored by a Holstein bull Tuesday. In the last four years the bull has gored four men to death.

Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 28, 1893

Submitted by Robyn Greenlund

VOLBERDING, Noel K., 59, of Mercer Island, April 25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 29, 1994

©Ida Recu

VOLBERDING, Ivy C., 100, of Seattle, Oct. 3

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 13, 2007

©Ida Recu

Keefe, Mrs.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Keefe left for Golden, Colorado, Tuesday, called by a telegram that stating that Mr. Keef's mother had passed away in Seattle, Washington and her body would be shipped to Golden for burial.

Buffalo News, Buffalo WY, 2 September 1926

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NAME:  Lester Burton Huston



NEWSPAPER:  Seattle Times

DATE:  December 24, 1964


                Lester B. Huston, 58, of 6557 19th Av. NE, died in a hospital here Tuesday. He was an area supervisor of maintenance for the Seattle Public Schools. Born in Wakita, OK, Mr. Huston was a resident of Seattle 32 years. Until four years ago, he was custodian-engineer at Roosevelt High School. Mr. Huston was a member of Local 609, Operating Engineers’ Union; Seattle Odd Fellows Lodge No. 7; Tote-Ems Trailer Club; the Association of Veteran School Employees; and the Washington Public School Employees.

                Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Mrs. Burton N. Durr, Seattle; three brothers, Roy, Phoenix; Floyd, Delbourne, Alberta, and Loren Huston, Cloverdale, BC; a sister, Mrs. Cliff Booth, Lomond, Alberta; and three grandchildren.

                Funeral services will be at 1 o’clock Monday in the Green Lake Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Evergreen. The family suggests remembrances to Children’s Orthopedic Hospital or to the Heart Fund.

Submitted by Kathie Marynik

NAME:  James William Huston



NEWSPAPER:  Seattle Times

DATE:  Sunday, Nov. 11, 1962


                Funeral services for James W. Huston, 21, who was killed Wednesday when his automobile hit a parked automobile in the fog at Hanford, Calif., will be held at 1 o’clock Tuesday in the Green Lake Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen. Mr. Huston was stationed at the Livermore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1959 and since had been in military service. He was born in Seattle. Surviving are his parents, 6557 19th Av. NE, and a sister, Mrs. Gene Durr, San Jose, Calif.

Submitted by Kathie Marynik

Jack Carlson
(Age 82)

Jack Carlson of Kirkland died Jan. 11, 2000, at the Care Center of Kelsey Creek in Bellevue. He was 82. Mr. Carlson was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Mullan, Idaho. He graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering in 1941. He had lived on the Eastside for 35 years. Mr. Carlson married Eunice Germain May 16, 1942, in Nooksack. He was employed as an electrical engineer with Puget Sound Power and Light for 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Seattle Advent Christian Church and Skagit Amateur Radio Club. Mr. Carlson enjoyed gardening and bowling.

Survivors include his son, Douglas Carlson of Kennewick; daughter Marilyn Ward of Kirkland; brother Richard Carlson of Gig Harbor; and six grandchildren. A memorial celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Seattle Advent Church, 1300 East Olive. Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 577 Roy Street Lower Level, Seattle, WA 98109 or to a favorite charity. Green's Kirkland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Eastside Journal, Bellevue, Washington; January 13, 2000
Submitted by Sandra Davis

Name of Deceased: Walter Eugene Corber

County Name: King

State: WA

Newspaper: Idaho State Journal

Date: May 15 1991

Obit: While traveling through Pocatello, ID., enroute Seattle, Corber suffered an acute heart attack and died in a local hospital.  Arrangements were handled by  Downard Funeral Chapel, Pocatello
Jackson SenTinal, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, May 3, 1946.


Erven H. Palmer, of Seattle, Washington, attorney and former Maquoketa resident, died April 30, it was learned here today. He was a son of the late Willard H. Palmer, former Jackson County attorney.

His mother, a brother, and three sisters reside in Seattle, and a brother, Clayton, now resides at Monticello. A sister died in November and a brother, Ray, died suddenly last December.

Thank you, Kenneth E. Wright, for your submission.
The death is announced at Seattle of Mrs. Lydia Sexton, the oldest woman preacher in the United States. She was 95 years of age.

[The Spokesman-Review - Dec. 20, 1894 - Submitted by Robyn Greenlund]
Beheaded by a Locomotive
The Northern Pacific train at Seattle yesterday, ran over and beheaded a girl of seven, named Zela Evans, daughter of W.C. Evans, a lodging house keeper.

[Spokane Daily Chronicle, Apr. 30, 1892 - Submitted by Robyn Greenlund]
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Brewer, 1246 N. E. 148th St. (Seattle), will be honored on their 55th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 o'clock Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rita Albee. 7553 34th Av. N. E.

They were married in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tacoma. They lived in Pierce and Snohomish Counties before moving to Seattle in 1944. Brewer, 83, a native of Merrill [Wis], moved to Pierce County in 1907. He retired as a shingle sawyer about 12 years ago. He was employed at the Sand Point Naval Air Station in World War II. Mrs. Brewer, 79, the former Anna Sloan, was born in St. Edwards, Quebec, and moved to Tacoma in 1912. The couple has another daughter, Mrs. Ortrude Potts, and a son, Leo Brewer, both of Seattle, and seven grandchildren.

[Date: 1967-04-13; Seattle Daily Times -- Sub. by K.T.]
Alexander - Roy A. beloved husband of Bess M. , son of Mrs. Laura V. Alexander of Edmonds. Mon. 1 pm Forkner’s.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Ambrose - Oct. 30 . Clarence M. Ambrose , husband of I da C. Ambrose , father of Clarence M. Ambrose , Jr. , and brother of George Ambrose of Bellingham . Member of Rotary Club. Services Monday at 1 pm Bonney - Watson Co. Interment Lake View Cemetery.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Ames - At Manchester , N.H. Nov. 8, Ensign William Elder Ames , son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Ames , brother of Harry , Jr. and Richard Ames, U.S. Navy , Robert E. Ames, Honolulu and Thomas E. Ames, Seattle. The remains will be received by Bonney-Watson Co.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Anderson - Florence, Alderwood Manor, Wash. Age 4. Beloved daughter of Carl. E. cousin of Carl Anderson . Services at Johnson & Sons, Wednesday. Pvt. Interment at Pacific Lutheran.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Boyd - Pearl, Services Monday 3 p.m. Greene Lake Funeral Home - Cremation.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Washington Memorial Park
Collier, Benjamin F. b. 1858 d. Nov. 9, 1944 age 86 born at McKeesport, Pa.

Submitted by Tina Easley
Chambers - Lillian Mae, Age 61 , Wife of Arthur E. , mother of Rollie Chambers, Olaf, Calif. , Mrs. Hazel M. Hupy , U.S. Army and Jeannette Leigh Hupy, Seattle. Daniels & Brinton Mortuary.

Chambers, Lillian Mae b. 1883 d. Nov. 8, 1944 born Hisperia, Mich. Hus. Arthur Chambers internment in Forest Lawn

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
De Burgh - Nov. 10, Margaret DeBurgh , wife of Hubert DeBurgh and niece of Mrs. Wilhelmina Eldred. Services at Bonney - Watson Company Tues. 4:30.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Entener - Charles of 23rd St. Nov. 10. Age 63. Mon. 8 pm Mittiestadt Funeral Parlors . Cremation.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Ford - William Talbot. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Ford grandson of Mrs. Catherine Ford and Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Egan. Graveside services Mon. 2 pm at Calvary Cemetery , Joseph R. Manning & Sons funeral directors.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Leon - Sr. Carl L. husband of Mrs. Sadie D. Leon, father of Carl Leon, Jr. Seattle, Mrs. W. B. Brown, Seattle, brother of William L. Leon, Seattle, Mrs. Ann Franklin, Hoquiam, One grandchild. Services 10:30 am Monday Home Undertaking Co.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Long - Walter M. of Edmonds, father of Mrs. Carolyn Darling, Olympia, Wa. , Edward Long, Spokane, Wa., brother of Harry Long, Tx. , Robert Long , Oregon, Mrs. Lucy Healy, Seattle, Home Undertaking Co.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
MacDonald- Nov. 8, Mary MacKenzie MacDonald, sister of Mrs. Margaret MacArthur. Sevices at Bonny-Watson Co. Mon. 4:30 pm.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
McDonald - Patrick Member Building Labors Union Local No. 142. Services Mon. 2 pm. Booth- Ashmore Mortuary. Inter. Forest Lawn.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Manson - George M. of Calhoun St. Beloved father of Mrs. Natalie Hansen Seattle. Grandfathe of Neil Hansen, U.S. Navy, Private Services at Collins Brother Chapel

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Newcomer - Samuel , beloved husband of Matilda, father of Le Roy H. and Harold E. , Also four grandchildren, brother of A.A. Newcomer of S. D. , E.V. Newcomer of Idaho and R.I. Newcomer of Neb. Member of Univ. Masonic Lodge No. 141 and Order of Eastern Star, No. 165 . Inter. Acacia Cemetery.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Polglase - Elizabeth Nov. 10 Beloved sister of Miss Annette L. Myer, Chicago. Member of Women’s Century Club and Plymouth Congregational Church. Services Mon. 3:30 chapel of Arthur A. Wright & Son.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Prabuck - Bruno of Second Ave. Beloved brother of Leo F. Seattle, John W. of Wenatchee , Wash. Rosary 7:30 pm Mon. in Winter Chapel and Requiem, Mass. Brothers Funeral Directors.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Crosby- Wesley R. 158th S. Nov. 9. Beloved husband of Sarah F. , father of Mrs. George J. Sizek, Seattle, Mrs. Ray Pitcher of Fort Collins, Colo. , Wesley Loys Crosby, Fairbanks, Alaska, brother of Herbert L. Crosby, Portland, Or. Five grandchildren, one great grandchild. Serveices Mon. 11 am chapel of Arthur A. Wright & Son.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Crampton - Dr. J. H. Crampton at Portland, Or. Announcement later by Butterworth’s.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
Coleman - David M. of 25th St. brother of John, James M. and Jane Coleman and Mrs. Jeanette Jorgenson, all of Seattle. Member of Ancient Order of United Workmen. Services Stokes Chapel, Renton at 2:30 Mon. Interment Mt. Olivet.Covington - Janet, Ninth Ave. W. Sevices Mon. at 2 pm chapel of Arthur A. Wright & Son, Interment Washelli.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley
The War Department yesterday listed the names of 1,875 United States soldiers killed in the European area. Three are from Seattle and 12 others are from Washington State.
   From Seattle :
Lieut. Gust J. Damascus, son of Mrs. Anna Damascus. Aug. 11, 1944 in France.

Pfc. Raymond G. Engdal, son of Ole G. Engdal

Pvt. Ralph H. Larson, nephew of Mrs. Elda Eynstram, Sep. 1 in France, his brother Pfc. Herbert Larson was killed Biak Island Jun. 7, 1944.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley

Church - Beulah Wilma of N. 79th St. Service 1 p.m. Mon. Butterworth’s Chapel of Memories. Dr. H. A. Stub officiating.

Sunday, November 12, 1944
Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
Submitted by Tina Easley

Morris Shannon, a pioneer of Puget sound, died in Seattle late Sunday.

Neil Henly, a Steilacoom butcher has returned from San Francisco, whither he went as a witness for the defense in the famous bottled will case, in which Mrs. Parsons Brooke seeks to establish her right to the property of Jennie Parsons, under a bottled will picked up years after the sinking of the steamer Pacific in 1875. Mr. Henly, quartermaster of the Pacific, was the sole survivor, and it was expected that his testimony would show that the vessel went down at 11 o'clock on November 4th, instead of 6:30 as stated in the alleged will.

[Shelton Weekly Tribune, Shelton, Mason Co., WA- Feb. 2, 1895 - Submitted by Robyn Greenlund]

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