Lewis County Washington
Obituaries and Death Notices
Homer L. Mead
Resolutions -- Whereas, The hand of Divine Providence has removed from our midst our dear friend and brother Homer L. Mead and
Whereas, In his death we have lost an old and esteemed member, and his household a loving guardian, and
Therefore be it resolved, That we, the members of Centralia Homestead No. 324 Brotherhood of American Yeomen, condole with the family of our deceased brother in this their sad hour of bereavement. That a page be set aside in our records to to his memory that a copy of these resolutions to sent the family, and one of the local papers for publication. Respectfully submitted by the committee
Orno McCay ~ Chas. Hoss ~ E.F. Hughes [Centralia Chronicle, December 25, 1907 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Ellis Carr Meets Sudden Death Thursday
LOG JAM CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
Sixteen Year Old Boy Nearly Loses Life in Attempted Rescue.
Ellis Carr, an employee at the Sullivan Logging camp on Independence creek met death by drowning Thursday noon. The body was brought to this city for burial Friday.
Mr. Carr and some companions were working about four miles above the camp running logs into the Chehalis river to be taken to Aberdeen. At this point, the logs jammed and Mr. Carr, thinking they were packed solid enough to bear his weight, started to cross the creek on the jam. He had hardly reached the middle of the jam when it broke and Mr. Carr was thrown into the water, and in falling he evidently hit his head on a log which stunned him, as he evidently made no effort to save himself. Young Sturdevant, a sixteen year old boy, was the only one of his companions that tried to rescue him and he jumped into the creek twice, and once succeeded in getting Mr. Carr to his feet, but a log hit both and to save himself Sturdevant had to let go of Mr. Carr.
It is reported by those familiar with the place where the drowning occurred that the water was not more than waist deep, and had it not been for the jam of logs no trouble would have been had in rescuing Mr. Carr. The drowning happened in almost exactly the same place that Elmer Sawtell was drowned a little over a year ago.
He leaves a wife, whose parents reside in this city, and several brothers and sisters in the east. He was about 33 years of age and had been a resident of this vicinity for the past five years.
The funeral will be held from the Free Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Loomis officiating. The remains will be interred in the Washington Lawn Cemetery. [Centralia Chronicle, December 25, 1907 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Mrs. Lizzie Callihan, the aged wife of Jas. Callihan of this city, died early this week at Steilacoom. Mrs. Callihan is well known in Chehalis and is mourned by a number of friends. [Centralia Chronicle, December 28, 1907- From the Bee Nugget - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Mrs. Elizabeth Callahan, of Chehalis, died at the Insane Asylum in Steilacoom last Sunday at the advanced age of 52 years. Mrs. Callahan was sent to the asylum from Chehalis only a few days before her death. She had been a resident of Lewis county for many years. [Centralia Chronicle, December 28, 1907 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
EVENTS OF THE YEAR: January 29- Gilbert Mays killed by a falling tree near Centralia W.T.
[Morning Oregonian, Portland Oregon January 1, 1887 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Funeral services for Theodore Peickert, a boyhood resident of Stevens Point, who died at his home in Centralia, Washington, on December 19, and whose body arrived in Stevens Point Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey officiated and the body was placed in the Boston receiving vault to await burial in St. Stephen's cemetery in the spring. During the service Miss Lucy Doyle sang two hymns, "Just for Today" and "Sweet Savior, Bless Us Ere We Go," accompanied by Mrs. Herman H. Menzel.
Pallbearers were Frank M. Glennon, William F. Collins, Alex Ringness, Emil Neumann, Otto Peickert and M.J. Roach.
Mr. Peickert was born January 22, 1867, in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Peickert. He spent his early life here and was employed as an expert brass mechanic by the Wisconsin Central railroad. He was transferred to Waukesha at the time the shops were moved there. Later he moved west and after several years spent in different states, located in Centralia 20 years ago. He had lived there since.
Mr. Peickert was taken sick on November 11 when he entered a hospital and four weeks ago he was moved to his home where he died. Mrs. M.G. Hannon, 735 Main street, a sister of Mr. Peickert, had been in Centralia since November 24 and was with him at the time of his death. She accompanied the body to Stevens Point. The body was also accompanied here by his niece, Miss Lillian Rossman of Los Angeles, California, a trained nurse, who was called to Centralia to care for Mr. Peickert.
Funeral services were held in Centralia on December 22, at St. Mary's church. Rev. Michael Murphy officiated and the body was then brought to Stevens Point.
Surviving are three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. A.G. Green, Mrs. Hannon and Frank Peickert, 735 Main street, Mrs. Anna Rossman of Milwaukee and John N. Peickert, 1103 Main street.
Relatives who came from out of town to attend the funeral were Mrs. Anna Rossman of Milwaukee and Miss Rossman of Los Angeles. Miss Alice Rossman was here during the Christmas holidays but was unable to remain to attend the funeral because of a delay in the arrival of the body. [Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point Wisconsin January 3, 1934 - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Gave Wrong Dose; 5 Children Die
Centralia, Wash., Feb. 11 – Five children of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rhodes of Claber, Wash., near here, died today within an hour after their mother had given them doses of what was purported to be Epson salts which she said she had purchased at a general store in Calbor, according to a report to Lewis county authorities. The coroner is investigating.
[The Morning Tulsa Daily World; Tulsa, Oklahoma; February 12, 1922 - Transcribed as written by D. Donlon]
Melba Ray Fleming Swope
Melba Ray Swope, 74, formerly of Silverdale [Kitsap Co., WA], died Sunday in Centralia [Lewis County, WA].
She was born Nov. 7, 1916 at St. Maries, Idaho. Mrs. Swope worked as a homemaker and moved to Centralia from Silverdale 13 years ago. She was Past Matron of Eastern Star, Bremerton; Grand Page, Deputy Instructor and Grand Cross Recipient of Rainbow Girls, and member of Centralia Homemakers Club. Mrs. Swope enjoyed travel and gardening, especially flowers.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Oscar Swope; one daughter, Danielle Chapple of Poulsbo [Kitsap Co., WA]; a brother, Darrell Fleming of Gresham, Ore.; a sister, Carmen Hughes of Bremerton, and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Manette Masonic Temple. Cremation took place in Olympia, and interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arranges are by Newell-Hoerling's Chapel, Centralia. Memorials may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle. [The Sun newspaper, November 14, 1990 - Sub. by Sara Hemp]
John P. White
Chehalis, Washington, Feb.8 -- The funeral of John P. White ex-service man and son of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. White, was held today from the family home in Chehalis. The young man's death occurred Tuesday.
[Morning Oregonian, 9 Feb 1920 - Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]
James Tullis, who died at Centralia recently, aged 65 years, was a pioneer of Lewis county, having settled there in 1852. He was a brother of Amos F. Tullis, of Tacoma.
[Oregonian, Apr 6, 1893 - Sub. by Robyn Greenlund]
Mrs. Rebekah Tyrell died near Toledo, Wash., a few days ago. She was the widow of F. W. Tyrell, and had been a resident of Bucoda for some years. She crossed the plains in 1849, and first settled in Oregon. [East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) – Saturday, June 9, 1900 - JD - Sub by FoFG]
Berniece P. MacGregor
CHEHALIS, Wash. - Berniece P. MacGregor, 83, a former longtime Saginaw resident, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at a daughter's home in Chehalis.
Private family service: was Monday in Chehalis.
Berniece P. MacGregor was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Harrison County, Miss., and was raised in Quinter, Kan. She lived in Washington and California for a number of years before moving to Texas in 1975. In 1984, at the age of 68, she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She moved from Saginaw in August 1998.
Survivors: A daughter, Christine Hicks of Saginaw; two other daughters; a sister; 29 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
Sticklin Funeral Chapel Centralia, Wash., (360) 736-1388
[Newspaper name and date unknown - AN - Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. White, the woman who was examined for insanity some time since, died Monday night. Several Catholic ladies kindly cared for her at the last. She died amid squalid surroundings in a room over the "White Elephant" saloon. [May 8, 1890 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Mrs. Chas. Kolsey died yesterday, after a severe illness, she was an estimable lady, beloved by all who knew her. [May 15, 1890 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams
A little three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Drum died Monday. Mr. Sears's mill was shut down for the funeral, Mr. Drum being employed there.
[May 15, 1890 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
A little child of Mrs. Payette, a widow living on Lincoln Creek, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning, aged twenty months.
[May 22, 1890 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Burned to Death -- The little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knizek, of Doty, was so badly burned Sunday, July 14, that she died the following day. The mother was away picking berries at the time, and the father had left the little one alone for a few minutes, and during his absence she got some matches and lit them, the flames catching her dress. She was horribly burned before the flames could be extinguished.
[July 25, 1907 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Mrs. S.B. Ford, of this city, died at the family residence, Wednesday morning. She leaves her husband and several children to mourn her loss. At the hour of going to press, the arrangement for the funeral had not been made.
[October 31, 1907 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Mrs. Catherine Kitch died at her home in Chehalis last Sunday evening at about 10:30, at the advanced age of 78 years. Mrs. Kitch had been a resident of Lewis county for about eighteen years, making her home in Chehalis. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive her. The remains were shipped Monday to Harvey, Iowa, for burial beside the body of her husband and two children. Mrs. Kitch is the grandmother of Mrs. Chas. Sticklin, of this city.
[October 31, 1907 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Wonderly died Sunday night. The funeral was held Tuesday from the residence interment being in the Washington Lawn cemetery.
[November 6, 1907 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Death of Mrs. Francis Gilg
Mrs. Francis Gilg died at her home in the south part of the city, Saturday night, Nov. 2, after prolonged suffering from cancer of the face. The funeral was held from the Catholic church in this city Monday at 10 a.m., Father Moens, of Chehalis, officiating, the remains being interred in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gilg leaves her husband and nine children to mourn her loss.
[November 6, 1907 Centralia Chronicle, Centralia Washington - Sub. by Shauna Williams]
Friends were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Sarah Noble, of Centralia, Washington, which occurred Christmas day. Mrs. Nobles was formerly Miss Sarah Hoskinson, a resident of Adams county, having left here about 25 years ago, when she located in Centralia, where she was married to John Noble, who, with one son, survives her. Death was caused by blood poison, the result of a cut which Mrs. Noble received on her hand four days before. Elmer Hoskinson, Mrs. Noble's brother, attended the funeral. Interment was made in Centralia.
[January 6, 1909 Adams County Free Press, Corning Iowa - Submitted by S. Williams]
Delbert B. Johnson
Delbert "Leftie" Johnson, 77, of Centralia (Wash.) died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at the Evergreen Centralia Nursing and Rehabilitation Home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Centralia. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Boone County (MO) to William and Nellie Johnson. He was married 49 years to his wife Doris, who died in 2000. He drove a truck for Lakeside Industries and was a lifetime member of the local Teamsters Union. He climbed Mount Ranier in 1971. He was a member of the Centralia Eagles Aerie No. 512 and the Centralia Elks Club. Survivors include a daughter, Dee Perry of Redmond; a son, Dale Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; a brother Clayton Johnson of Columbia (MO); two sisters, Ida Forsee of Lewisville (TX) and Nadine West of Columbia (M0); and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary in Centralia.
[The Columbia, Mo., Daily Tribune Date: Jan 4, 2002 - Sub. by Robert King]
Doris J. Johnson
Doris June Johnson, 69, of Centralia, Wash., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Centralia, Wash. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Chehalis, Wash., with the Rev. Jerry Lynch officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary in Centralia. Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Columbia to Willie Lory and Opal Leana Sickles Brink. She married Delbert Benton Johnson on March 9, 1951, in Columbia (MO), and he survives. She and her family moved in 1952 to Centralia, where she was a teller at the National Bank of Commerce and retired as accounting manager for Security State Bank when she was 65. She was a lifetime honorary member of Lewis County Credit Professionals and a member of Centralia Eagles, Elks and Moose. Survivors include a son, Dale Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Dee Perry of Redmond, Wash.; two brothers, Lloyd Brink of Columbia (MO) and Raymond Brink of Longview, Wash.; a sister, Norma Brink of San Antonio; and two grandchildren. [The Columbia, Mo., Daily Tribune,Sept. 28, 2000 Sub. by Robert King]
Old Indian Hardsook, who has been a resident in Chehalis county, near Oakville, for the past 115 years, died last Wednesday afternoon. He was a man of many wives in his younger days. [The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Monday, October 5, 1896 - JD - Sub by FoFG]
E. A. Dunn
E. A. Dunn, a prominent farmer and pioneer of Lewis county, died Monday afternoon in Chehalis, age 57 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 12 o'clock at the Catholic church at Harmony, Father Henry officiating. Interment was in the Harmony cemetery under direction of E. C. Fissel. Deceased had made his home at Harmony for the past thirty-one years and is survived by his widow; two sons, Edward Dunn, a sergeant at Fort Lawton, and John Dunn of harmony; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Swigert, Mrs. Madge Rittenhouse, Ella and Blanche Dunn; his mother, Mrs. Cordelia Dunn, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Ramey, all of Harmony. Mr. Dunn enjoyed a wide acquaintance in the county, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was honest, fearless, and always upheld what he thought was right. The world is better for men like Mr. Dunn having lived in it, and exerted his influence for good. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Robert Hylak, ten-year-old son of Mrs. Rena Hylak of Forest, died at the family home Saturday evening, November 12. Beside his mother he is survived by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the family residence at Forest, at 10- o'clock, Rev. S. S. Healey of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was under the direction of E. C. Fissel. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Charles Johnson of Alpha, for the past two years a resident of Lewis county, died in Chehalis Tuesday evening, aged 69 years. Funeral services were held from the Sticklin parlors at 10:30 yesterday morning, Rev. F. C. Lucas officiating. Interment was in the Sticklin cemetery. Deceased was born in Sweden in 1861 and had been in the United States 35 years. He is survived by his widow, Iranhil Johnson of Alpha. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Mrs. Mary Justice died at a local hospital in this city Saturday night, November 12, aged 86 years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Riffe, where she had made her home for the past 18 years. Interment was in the Riffe cemetery under direction of e. C. Fissel. Mrs. Justice is survived by her husband, W. T. Justice, five sons and seven daughters, as follows: Alex, Daniel, Harmon, Jason and Harrison Justice, all of Riffe; Mrs. Mary Fickett, Mrs. Sarah Bange, Mrs. Holly Pointer and Mrs. Irene Higgins, all of Riffe; Mrs. Victoria Lyne, Mrs. Longeria Bowers and Mrs. Missouri Blankenship, all living in Kentucky. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Anna Kuc, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kuc, died Friday. Funeral services were held from the Pe Ell Catholic church Sunday afternoon. Interment was in the Pe Ell cemetery, under direction of E. C. Fissel. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Robert Beene, a resident of Toledo, aged 60 years, died in Chehalis Wednesday evening. The remains were taken to the Sticklin Undertaking Company parlors pending funeral arrangements. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Arthur Unwin died Thursday morning at the home of this parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Unwin at Bucoda, age two years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2L:30 o'clock from the Methodist church at Bucoda, Rev. A. M. Frederickson officiating. Interment will be in the Tenino cemetery under direction of E. C. Fissel. Deceased is survived by his parents, two sisters and one brother. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
David F. Van Cleve
David Frank Van Cleve died at his home in Napavine Saturday evening, November 12, age 59 years. He was born in Illinois September 26, 1862, and had been a resident of Napavine for the past eleven years. Besides his widow, Mrs. Margarete Van Cleve, he leaves three sons, Joseph b. of Salem, Ore., James L. of Napavine, and Eugene R. Van Cleve of Cloverdale, Ore., and one brother, Aaron Van Cleve, of Chicago, Ill. Deceased was a member of the Brotherhood of American Yoemen of Tacoma, and also of the F.& A. M. of Coupeville, Wash. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Napavine Monday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock, Reverend Place officiating; interment in the Napavine cemetery, under direction [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Louis Walch, a pioneer of Lewis county, died Thursday morning at his home at Crego, aged 76 years. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the Catholic church, Father F. A Moens officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery under direction of E. C. Fissel. Deceased had made his home at Crego for the past thirty years and is survived by three sons, Joseph, Albert and Frank Walch, all of Crego. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 18 Nov. 1921 - tr. by Barbara Price]
Died Friday, January 27, between 5 and 6 AM at his home on Newaukum Hill. Mr. Brun was 65 years of age last October. He had lived at this place a number of years and was acquainted far and near. He had been in ill health for some time, but never gave up until Tuesday before his death. Reverend Pike called at the home the afternoon in which the deceased passed away and offered a word of prayer to the family. He was laid to rest on Claquato Hill Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. S. Healey of the Presbyterian Church of Chehalis, under direction of E.C. Flagel. The widow and one daughter survive. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Celina W. Compton
Wife of James Compton of Morton died Tuesday, January 24. Mrs. Compton was born at Duty, Virginia October 31, 1888. She was 33 years of age and lived in Highland Valley for nearly 13 years. She is survived by her husband and six children, besides her mother, Mrs. Julia A. Tiller; two brothers, I.K. Tiller and H.E. Tiller of Highland Valley, and three sisters and one brother in the East. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 25 from the home. Reverend Whisler of Ajinne officiating. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Age two years, died Saturday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Emplit, 503 Pennsylvania Avenue, Chehalis. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 from the Fissel Parlors in Chehalis; Rev. S. S. Healey officiating. Interment was in the Mountain View Burial Park, Centralia. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Died Thursday morning, January 26, at the family home on Pleasant Hill, age 65 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 from the Fissel Parlors, Rev. Fred T. Lucas officiating. Interment was in the Mt. View Cemetery at Centralia. Deceased had made her home on Pleasant Hill for the past ten years and is survived by her husband, Jacob Freelund; one son, John Freelund of Montesano, and one daughter, Sophie Freelund of Pleasant Hill. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
The pioneer resident of Lewis County died at his home at Klaber, Saturday, age 84 years. The funeral services were held Sunday morning from the Fissel Parlors; Rev. C.L. Tupper officiating. Deceased is survived by his wife and six sons; Brown, Joseph, and Robert of Klaber; John and George of California, and Hugh in Oregon; two daughters, Mrs. H.E. Markum of Forest and Mrs. J.P. Roselle of Klaber. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Edith May Kasniak
Funeral services for Edith May Kasniak were held Friday, January 27, at 2:00 at St. Joseph's Church, Pe Ell; Father Korake officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Pe Ell Cemetery. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Of Randle who died last Tuesday of last week was 72 years old, and said to be one of the Cowlitz tribe of Indians. He was a farmer and had lived all his life in the Big Bottom country. The original Kiona, his father, was said to have reached the age of 104 years and he died about six years ago. Thirty-five years ago, old Kiona, Tumwater Philip, Sam, and William with their families were the Indian residents of the Bottom, but they are said to all be dead now except William. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Charles Arthur Lemley
A resident of Vader for the past 32 years died Saturday morning, January 28, at the Chehalis Hospital. Deceased was 35 years of age. He was born in Kansas July 11, 1886. He was an overseas veteran, serving in Company H, Eighth Infantry. Deceased leaves to mourn his death his widow, Grace Lemley, and father, Richard Lemley, both of Vader; two sisters, Mrs. Lora Courtney of Taylor, Washington and Mrs. Edith Luedecker of Olympia; two brothers, George Lemley of Vader and William Lemley of Taylor, Washington. Funeral services were held in the Evangelical Church of Vader Sunday afternoon; Rev. H.G. Hermann officiating. Interment was in the Vader Cemetery. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Peter Marth died Tuesday morning at the family home at 1548 Sixth Street, age 54 years. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2:00 from the Lutheran Church; Rev. G.A. Obenhaus officiating. Internment was in the Mt. View Cemetery under direction of E.C. Fissel. Deceased had made his home in Chehalis for the past two years. He had formerly lived on Cowlitz Prairie. He is survived by a wife; four sons, John Marth of Crego, Walter, William, and Paul Marth in the U.S. Navy; and two daughters, Mrs. H.P. St. Germaine of Chehalis and Mrs. D.P. Boone of Lacamas. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
An old resident of Morton died Sunday, January 22. He was born in Germany April 22, 1856; coming to this country when an infant and lived at Nokomiss, Illinois, prior to coming to Morton in 1890. Deceased was 66 years and leaves to mourn his death one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Cooper of Highland Valley; two sons, Fred and Neil Meinars, and a sister, Mrs. G.W. Engle of Highland Valley. Funeral services were held January 24; H.E. Chapman officiating. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Age 53, died Monday, January 20 at the home of A.F. Ponder near Chehalis. Deceased was born in Kansas. She is survived by three children; Mrs. T. Day of Chehalis, Mrs. Lettie Baker of Black Lake, and Ray Patton of Chehalis; also a brother, C.E. Robinson of Onalaska. Funeral services were held from the Sticklin Chapel Wednesday afternoon; Rev. A.G. McKenzie officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Minerva Della Reynolds
Died Friday afternoon at the home on the Pacific Highway between Chehalis and Centralia, age 45 years. Funeral services were held at 2:30 from the Fissel Parlor of Centralia; three daughters, Mrs. C.W. Buss of Chehalis, Mrs. Frank Lehman of Centralia, and Elsie May Reynolds of Centralia; five brothers, John, Edward and Ora Reynolds of Tenino; Lewis and Guy Reynolds in Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. W. Wiggins, Mrs. Charles Goodrich, Mrs. Charles Dovenspike, and Mrs. Henry Haynes, all in Iowa. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
A resident of Chehalis for the past 20 years, died Friday, January 27 at 50 years. Mrs. Wooster was born in New Brunswick, Canada, July 19, 1861. She was a member of Charity Rebekah Lodge of Chehalis. Deceased is survived by her husband. J.P. Wooster; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Unterwegner of Adna; two sons, Walter H. Wooster of Onalaska, and Allan Wooster of Chehalis; four sisters, Mrs. J. Jones of Watts, California; Mrs. Mary Bradshaw, Falls City, Oregon; Mrs. Julia Coleman of Seattle, and Alfreda Towers of Wisconsin; four brothers, Albert and George Towers of Chehalis; Douglas Towers of Vader, and S.G. Towers of Newburg, Oregon. [Chehalis Bee, February 3, 1922 - tr. by Susan Wysocki]
Fred H. Kohlus, of Chehalis died Friday, October 28, in Tacoma, where he was undergoing treatment in a hospital, which included a major operation. A transfusion of blood was resorted to in the hopes of helping him, but in vain. Mrs. R. K. Heath, Mrs. Edmundson and daughter, and other friends of Gig Harbor gave some of their blood to try to help save him. Funeral services were held from the C. O. Lynn undertaking parlors in Tacoma Monday at 1 p. m., conducted by Chaplain T. J. O'Connor of the Chehalis Elks, assisted by the Tacoma Elks. Deceased is survived by his widow; and a sister, two brothers and a father in the east. Deceased was a member of the Chehalis Elks, and had a wide acquaintance in Chehalis. He was in the automobile business practically all of the time he was a resident of Chehalis. ["The Chehalis Bee-Nugget" (Chehalis, WA), Friday, November 4, 1921 - Tr. by Jan Grant]
Frank R. Merryman
Frank R. Merryman, a transfer man of Toledo for several years past, died at his home in Toledo Friday night, October 28, of heart disease. He was buried Tuesday at Tumwater, in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Funeral services were held in Toledo at 10 a.m. under the auspices of the Chehalis Elks, of which he was a member. He is survived by his widow and three children; his mother, Mrs. T. J. Merryman of Olympia; a sister, Mrs. D. J. Harmon of Seattle; two brothers, C. A. and C. B. Merryman, both of Toledo. Deceased was 35 years of age.
The impressive Elks' service was held at Toledo, Exalted Ruler C. L. Brown of the Chehalis lodge in charge. Chaplain T. J. O'Connor gave a short but impressive address, and music was furnished by the Elks' quartette. ["The Chehalis Bee-Nugget" (Chehalis, WA), Friday, November 4, 1921]
Sadie Root of Ostrander, a sister of Mrs. E. J. Russell of National, died at a Tacoma hospital Thursday of last week and was buried at Catlin Saturday. Miss Root was formerly a resident of Chehalis. Mrs. and Mrs. Russell stopped at Chehalis over the week-end. ["The Chehalis Bee-Nugget" (Chehalis, WA), Friday, November 4, 1921 - Tr. by Jan Grant]
Mrs. Maria Zeek died Sunday afternoon, October 30, at the family home, 1527 Third street, in this city. Deceased was 69 years of age and had made her home in Chehalis for the past eight years. She is survived by her husband, W. F. Zeek; three sons, Richard, John and Wesley Osgood, all living in Vermont, and one daughter, Mrs. M. E. Carlton of Alameda, Calif.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Fissel's chapel, T. J. O'Connor officiating. Interment was in Mountain View cemetery at Centralia. ["The Chehalis Bee-Nugget" (Chehalis, WA), Friday, November 4, 1921 - Tr. by Jan Grant]
Herman Herttusa, a resident of the Winlock district for the past seventeen years, died suddenly Thursday of last week at his home at Cowlitz Bend. Death was due to heart disease. The funeral was held Sunday from the Lutheran church in Winlock. The deceased was 61 years of age and is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Frank Austin of Dupont and Vieno, Jacob and Matt Herttusa, all of Cowlitz Bend. Another son, Isaac, lost his life in France during the world war. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
Paul Bona died Thursday, October 20, at his home on Crego hill, age 24 years. Deceased was born on Crego hill, September 10, 1897. Besides his mother, Mrs. Mary Bona, he leaves three brothers and three sisters, Frank, Joseph and Phillip Bona, all of Crego, and Mrs. Arthur Boyd of Centralia, Mrs. Josephine Taylor of Alaska, and Mrs. Adrian Martin of Onalaska. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church, in Chehalis, at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. Father Moens officiating. Interment was in Wasson cemetery under direction of the Sticklin Undertaking Company. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
The body of Homer Johnson, 20 years old, who died in Hood River, Ore., October 20, was brought to Chehalis for burial, and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the at the graveside in the Claquato cemetery, Rev. Sullivan S. Healey officiating. Interment was under direction of the Sticklin Undertaking Company. The young man's death resulted from shock following an accident the day before in which he suffered a crushed abdomen and other injuries when run over by a logging train. He was riding to work on the train when, in crossing a switch, he was thrown under the wheels. He was born in Pike county, Ky., and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, and seven brothers and sisters, all of whom were here for the funeral services. The family lived in Chehalis until three years ago, when they moved to Oregon City. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
William Prince, a pioneer and resident of Thurston county since 1851, died at the home of his son, Louie Prince, on the Skookumchuck river Sunday night after an illness of about four weeks. Mr. Prince was well known in that part of the state and held in high esteem for his sterling integrity, and kind and agreeable character, and will be sadly missed by all. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Frank Layton; four sons, Emery, Sam, Louie and Paul Prince; two daughters, Emma King and Laura Call; also five grandchildren. Deceased was 76 years of age. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Tenino cemetery. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
Martha J. Lydell
The death of Mrs. Martha J. Lydell, age 75 years, occurred Saturday night at the home of her son, J. A. Lydell, in Centralia. The funeral was held in Centralia Tuesday afternoon, the Rebekah lodge of Dryad, of which the deceased was a member, attending the services in a body. The remains were sent to Oregon City for interment. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
Mrs. Ole Rosten.
The funeral of Mrs. Ole Rosten, an old-time resident of Winlock, was held from the Cattermole parlors at that place, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. A. Obenhaus officiating. Interment was in the Winlock Masonic cemetery. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
On returning to his home near Vader from his work Tuesday evening, Thos. Toomey found his mother lying dead. Dr. R. H. Campbell was called and attributed death to heart failure. Mrs. Toomey, while 81 years of age, was apparently in good health. Last summer when her house caught fire she continued to pull up water from a well after her arm had been broken by a ladder falling on her. She is survived by two sons, William and Thomas Toomey of Vader, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna O'Brien of Philadelphia. The body is at the Catermole parlors awaiting funeral arrangements. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
Arnold B. Dluhosh.
Arnold B. Dluhosh, a resident of Alpha for the past 27 years, died at Onalaska Tuesday evening, age 27 years. Besides his wife, Minnie, he leaves a son, Arnold; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dluhosh of Alpha; one brother, W. A. Dluhosh, jr., of Alpha; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Greil and Annie Dluhosh of Alpha, Mrs. John Dershay of Forest and Mrs. Robert Cleland of Chehalis. The remains were removed to Sticklin parlors pending funeral arrangements. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Cobble died Saturday in Centralia. The funeral services were held at the Sticklin parlors Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Sharp officiating. Interment was in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, Chehalis. [Chehalis Bee Nugget, 28 Oct 1921 - Tr. by Karol Teal]
Donald E. Clevenger
A 43-year-old Chehalis man died late Monday when his truck ran off Jackson Highway south of Chehalis, hit a culvert and came to rest in a ditch, the Washington State Patrol said Donald E. Clevenger was killed instantly, troopers said. [The Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Wednesday, April 9, 1975; JD, Sub by FoFG]
Deaths: Ralph Amundsen, 66, Toledo, Lewis County, July 16 [The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA) – Tuesday, July 22, 1980; JD, Sub by FoFG]
Jacob Prather - William Lockwood
The body of Jacob Prather, who was drowned by the bursting of a dam at Winlock, says the Mist, was found a few days after the incident. That of Wm. Lockwood has not yet been recovered. [The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, March 3, 1883; JD, Sub by FoFG]
On Monday, May 30, near Winlock, at the camp of J. M. Clark & Co.’s, a man by the name of John Tranburg was instantly killed by a falling tree. He was off some 200 yards from the other men, and had just felled a tree which, in falling, struck a dead tree close by and broke off the top, which fell upon him unawares and broke his neck, death ensuing immediately. His friends reside in Chicago, and were notified at once of the sad accident. He was buried in the graveyard at Winlock. [The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, June 9, 1883]
Dead of the Northwest – John Buchanan, Who Located in Lewis County in 1853
Centralia, Wash., March 16. John Buchanan, pioneer, died here Sunday at the age of 76, death being due to cancer of the stomach. Mr. Buchanan was born in Henderson County, Ill., in 1832. In 1853, with his parents and brothers, he came West, settling at Boistfort, this county. Six years later, Mr. Buchanan returned to Illinois to be married, returning to this county. Both trips across the plains were made by wagon over the old Oregon Trail. In 1884 he settled in this city and was engaged in the mercantile business. Mr. Buchanan was married three times, his last wife, with whom he has not lived for several years, surviving him. He leaves two adopted children, Fred Buchanan and Mrs. G. W. Null, both of this city, and two brothers and one sister residing in Tacoma. [The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Saturday, March 17, 1908; JD, Sub by FoFG]