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Agnew, Sarah Morse
Ahiers, Elinor K Rogers
Ahiers, Herbert J W
Akeley, Mary Margaret
Akley, Walter E
Albright, Anna R
Albright, Guy O
Aldwell, Eva M E Wolf
Aldwell, Thomas T
Allabush, Mary Napoleon
Allen, Amy N Williams
Anderson, Mary Louise Lager
Andresen, Anders Jensen
Armbrust, Mrs. C M
Arnason, Arne John
Ayres, Jane McLean
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Christiana Abernethy (d July 15, 1887)
In the Probate Court of Clallam County, July 9th, the appraisers in the estate of Christiana Abernethy, brought in their report. The real estate was appraised at $2,500; personal property, $723.50. This property is again in probate for the third time in as many years.
Thos. Abernethy died May 23, 1884, and estate admitted to Probate July 3, 1884.
March 18th, 1885, Elliot Abernethy died and estate admitted to Probate Aug 17th, 1886. The real property under the will of the late Mrs. Abernethy is left to Mr. Andrew Abernethy of Sequim. Her daughters, Mrs. Jessie Wilcox and Mrs. Joan Martin, are left $250.00 each.
Charles Agnew ( d Sep 25, 1926 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 27, 1926 )
Charles Agnew, 79, for almost 50 years a resident of Clallam County and one of the county's most picturesque figures, passed away at Port Townsend at 5:30pm Saturday and was buried there today [27th] from the Catholic Church. He had been ill for a week.
Mr. Agnew, after having worked at the old Port Discovery mill more than half a century ago, was also employed by various farmers in the Dungeness-Sequim district and some years afterwards settled on a farm 9 miles east of this city and the district is now known as "Agnew" from his home farm.
Until less than a week ago, when he went to Port Townsend for treatment, Mr. Agnew made his home on his farm at Agnew with his niece, Mrs. William Strong and Mr. Strong.
All old time residents of Clallam County knew and liked Charles Agnew. He was active in everything pertaining to county affairs and was particularly interested in the Pioneer Association having never missed a picnic until the last one. He was not feeling well at that time and is old friends missed him at the annual gathering.
Mr. Agnew was born at Orono, Maine, Sept 28, 1847, and came west with his sister, Mrs. Andrew Weymouth in 1869 via the Isthmus of Panama, and in a sailing vessel. He was employed at the Discovery Bay mill for several years and located in Clallam County in 1879 and resided here ever since.
Mr. Agnew enjoyed excellent health until a week ago when he was taken to St. John's Hospital in Port Townsend last Wednesday. He appeared to be improving but had an attack of heart failure Saturday evening from which he died an hour later, Had he lived until tomorrow, he would have been 79 years old.
Mr. Agnew has 2 sisters living, Mrs. Andrew Weymouth of Port Townsend and Mrs. Joan Sormas of San Francisco, also a wife and daughter all of whom were at the funeral in Port Townsend.
Mrs. Sarah Agnew, County Pioneer, Died Wednesday ( d 4-10-1935 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Apr 11, 1935)
Mrs. Sarah Morse Agnew, 73, one of the most beloved pioneer women, who came to Clallam County 72 years ago and has lived here ever since, died in this city [Port Angeles] Wednesday morning. Mrs. Agnew suffered a fractured hip 3 weeks ago, was seemingly recovering at a local hospital, when her heart failed her and she passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Funeral services are to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lyden Funeral Parlors with Rev. Erle Howell in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Sarah Morse Agnew was born at Pescadero, California, Feb 8, 1862. In 1863 she came here with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Morse. The family settled on a farm at the mouth of Morse Creek and gave their name to that stream. Her father died soon afterwards and her mother married the late Alfred Lee and they lived on a farm at Lee's Creek, that stream being named after Mr. Lee. She later married Charles Agnew, after whom Agnew, in this county [Clallam] was named.
For practically all her lifetime the late Mrs. Agnew lived on the Lee's Creek homestead. She was a true western pioneer and until very recent years farmed the place extensively, doing much of the work herself.
Elinor K. Rogers Ahiers (d 1985)
A graveside service for Elinor K. Ahiers, 87, of Port Angeles will be at 11am Thursday in Mount Angeles Memorial Park. The Rev. Mark Hagen will officiate. Funeral arrangements are by Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Ahiers, who died May 28 in Port Angeles, was born March 14, 1898 in Salt Springs Island, B.C. Her parents were Harry H. and Rose Annie Frost Rogers. She married Herbert Ahiers Sep 12, 1920, in Canada.
He survivors, along with a son Edgar Ahiers of Port Orchard, a daughter Myrtle Weed of Port Angeles, a brother Lee Rogers of Comax, B.C., and a sister, Violet Rogers of Port Angeles.
Herbert J. W. Ahiers (The Daily News issue of Jan 30, 1986)
Herbert J. W. Ahiers, 90, died Tuesday, Jan 28, 1986, in Port Angeles. There was a private funeral service and cremation under the direction of Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
He was born Jan 22, 1896, in San Diego to John and Alice Ahiers. He served in the Canadian Armed forces during W.W.I. On Sept 12, 1920 he married Elinor Rogers in British Columbia. Mrs. Ahiers died in 1985.
Mr. Ahiers worked for Crown Zellerbaach for 34 years and was a finishing room worker at retirement. He belonged to the Port Angeles Elks Lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Myrtle Weed of Port Angeles; one son, Edgar Ahiers of Port Orchard; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park N, Seattle, WA 98103 or the Lion's Eye Bank, c/o Port Angeles Lions Club, PO Box 466, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Arthur Ahlvers ( d Jan 22, 1933 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 23, 1933)
Arthur Ahlvers, 75, pioneer of Port Angeles and a veteran of the Indian Wars, succumbed here Sunday morning at 3 to a stroke of paralysis suffered the previous day.
The late Mr. Ahlvers came here in 1890 and for more than a decade was engaged in the butcher business. He saw his war service on the western plains after having joined the United States Army at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.
Born in Hanover Province, Germany, April 9, 1858, the late Mr. Ahlvers came to the United States when he was 22 year of age and fist lived in Baltimore, MD, and from there he went to Wyoming and joined the army at Fort Laramie when there was trouble with the plains Indians. Following his term of enlistment, Mr. Ahlvers lived in Denver, Colorado and from there came to Port Angeles.
In Denver, the marriage of Arthur Ahlvers and Miss Mary Nelise was solemnized. Five children were born to the couple, four of whom survive. The children are Henry, Herman and Mrs. Louise Albright of Port Angeles; and Fred of Sequim. Mrs. Ahlvers died in this city in Oct 1932. There are 5 grandchildren.
Mr. Ahlvers married Mrs. Marie A Wilhelm in this city Jan 28, 1914. Mrs. Ahlvers survives her husband and lived in this city.
The late Mr. Ahlvers was among the best known and liked pioneer residents of this city. Several years ago he retired from the butcher business but continued to take and interest in the affairs of the place that he had watched grow from a village to a modern city.
Mr. Ahlvers was a member of the Eagles Lodge, #483 and a vestryman of the Port Angeles Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon, at 1 at the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors. Rev. E H Beilstein of the Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.
Axel Ahola ( d April 23, 1936 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Apr 23, 1936)
Axel Ahola, 81, died today at his residence, 814 Valley St. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2pm at the Christman Mortuary with Rev E H Beilstein in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Ahola came to Port Crescent, Clallam County, in 1890 and operated a boarding house at that logging city for 18 moths. He then homesteaded a claim on Lake Crescent and lived there 10 years, working between times for the Hall and Bishop logging company,. In 1897, the late Mr. Ahola built the Log Cabin Hotel on his homestead and in 1900 sold his Lake Crescent place and moved to King county where he resided for 17 years, then returned and has lived here ever since.
Born at Kristinestaad, Finland, Jan 29, 1855, the late Mr. Ahola went to sea at the age of 19 and followed that vocation for 8 years. He was married to Agnes Elizabeth Nisson in Finland in 1877 and the couple migrated to Canada in 1883 where he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway company as foreman of construction. After 4 years the couple went back to Finland for a visit. Six children were born to the couple. After the visit to Finland, the couple returned to Canada and lived there until coming to this county in 1890. Mrs. Ahola died here Aug 21, 1921 after a long illness.
The late Mr. Ahola was married to Mrs. Hannah Hill, March 3, 1934 in this city. The widow survives, as does also one son, Hjalmer Ahola, of Sultan, Washington. There are 3 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. E E Nichols died here a number of years ago.
Mary Margaret Akeley ( d 14 Feb 1927 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 14, 1927)
Mrs. Mary Margaret Akeley, 73, a war mother who gave her only son, Walter Akeley, to her country when he was killed at Chateau Thierry, Jul 18, 1918, passed away at her home at 11am today after an illness of 2 and 1/2 years.
Walter Akeley, after whom the local post of the American Legion was named, was killed when as a corporal of a machine gun company he was helping to man a field piece in the battle. Young Akeley, who enlisted in the army from this city, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Akeley.
The late Mrs. Akeley was born May 4, 1884 at Dunkirk, NY. She was married to Mr. Akeley 41 years and 6 months ago in Pennsylvania and accompanied her husband and son to this city 16 years ago and has since resided at the family home on 16th and C Sts. Ever since having a stroke of what was thought was paralysis she has been ill.
The only known surviving relatives are Mr. Akeley and his niece, Ida Densmore of this city.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon from the Lyden-Freeman Undertaking Parlors with Rev. Erle Howell officiating. Members of the Walter Akeley Post American Legion will act as pall bearers. Burial in Ocean View Cemetery.
Walter E Akely ( d July 18, 1918 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 15, 1918)
The War came home in dread earnest to at least one household in Port Angeles today when Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Akely received an official telegram from the War Department at Washington bringing the information that their only son, Walter E Akely, had been killed in action on the battle front in France. The fateful message was as follows:
Washington, DC Aug 14, 1918
Mr. Stephen Akely, Port Angeles, Washington Deeply regret to inform you that Private Walter E Akely, infantry , is officially reported as killed in action July 18th. McCain, the Adjutant General.
Young Akely, who was 27 years old, was among the boys in the October draft last fall, leaving here for Camp Lewis Nov 1. After a stay of but 1 week at Camp Mills, NY, and sailed for France Dec 12 last. He was transferred from the training camp in France to the front on June 12 and was killed in action one month later, as stated above.
Walter Akely was born in Warren County, PA Sep 1, 1890 and came to Port Angeles with his parents in May 1910. He was a member of Co. L 162 Infantry. Here at home young Akely was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Loyal Order of Moose, and was an employee of the Filion Mill & Lumber Co. where his father also was employed.
The parents are elderly people and in the death of their son have given their all to the cause for which America is fighting on the fields of France. they will have the sympathy of the entire community in the bereavement that has befallen. Walter left to his parents $10,000 in soldier's insurance taken out after his departure to join the ranks.
Mrs. Anna R. Albright ( d 29 Dec 1958 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 30, 1958)
Mrs. Anna R. Albright, 91, of 1210 E 6th St, Clallam County resident 70 years, died Monday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Friday At 1 Pm At The Harper Ridgeview Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Holloway officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Albright was born Jan 10, 1867 in Jessup Park County, Indiana. The family moved to Kansas when she was 12 years old, She married Joel Albright in Kansas Nov. 20, 1887. The couple came to Clallam County in 1888 and lived at Port Crescent where Mr. Albright operated a hotel and was postmaster.
The family came to Port Angeles in 1901. Mr. Albright died here in 1945.
Mrs. Albright was a member of the First Methodist Church of Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Connor, Mrs. Martin Olson, Mrs. Roy Johnson, Mrs. Herman Olson, all of Port Angeles; four sons, Ray and Guy Albright, both of Port Angeles, George Albright, Los Angeles, Ben Albright, Pasadena, and 16 grandchildren and 21 Great grandchildren.
Guy O Albright (d Oct 27 1971 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 29, 1971)
Funeral services for Guy O Albright will be held at 1 pm, Monday, at the Ridgeview Chapel. Burial will follow at the Mr. Angeles Memorial Park.
Born June 6, 1897 in Port Crescent, Mr. Albright died Thursday in Port Angeles. He attended schools in Port Angeles.
He worked for Fibreboard before leaving to work for ITT Rayonier in 1945. He worked there as a screen tender until his retirement in 1962.
In 1932, Mr. Albright married the former Hildur Johnson in Seattle. After his retirement he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
During WW I he served with the Coast Artillery and is an active member of WW I Barracks 2294.
Survivors include his wife Hildur; a son, William D. Albright with the US Navy in Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. B.W. Hurt of Virginia; a brother Ray Albert, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Olson and Mrs. Herman Olson, all from Port Angeles; and eight grandchildren
Pallbearers will be Doug Watts, Claude Randall, Martin Olson, Herman Olson, Clair Newell and Art Albright. Officiants will be the Rev. Harold Sortor and members of WW I Barracks 2294.
Mrs. Thomas T. Aldwell Passes; Rites Tuesday ( Mon 4-6-1942 )
Mrs. Thomas T. Aldwell, a resident of Port Angeles more than 40 years and wife of a pioneer local business man and civic leader, passed away Easter Sunday morning at a Seattle hospital after a three weeks' illness. She was 63 years of age.
Mrs. Aldwell had bee ill at Seattle since returning from a 6 weeks' vacation trip to Palm Springs, California, with her husband.
Christian Science funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the chapel of the McDonald Funeral Home, followed by cremation.
Mrs. Aldwell, the former Eva M. E. Wolf, was born May 21, 1878, at St. Catherine's, Ontario and was educated in Winnipeg and at Villa Maria, Montreal. She was married to Thomas T. Aldwell in Port Angeles March 5, 1900. Except for a short period in Seattle a few years ago, she and her husband have made their home here continuously since.
Mrs. Aldwell was a member of the Music Club, Garden Club, and Peninsula Golf Club. She was keenly interested in the activities of these organizations and community affairs in general. Leading an active life up to her last illness, she was widely acquainted here and was a friend and good citizen. She took pride in her home and family and was known as a hard worker throughout her live, intent on maintains a pleasant and creditable home.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Aldwell is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur N. Parret of Shelton, WA and Mrs. Lloyd Raymond, Seattle; 2 granddaughters, Lloys Doreen and Noreen Ann Raymond, Seattle; a brother Dr. Charles L Wolf, of Cambridge, England, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph L Inn, Seattle.
Thomas T. Aldwell, Prominent in City's Industrial Growth, Dies.
( Excerpts from Port Angeles Evening News issue Nov 25, 1935 )
Thomas T. Aldwell, 85, prominent in the development of Port Angeles for the past 64 years died Sunday forenoon after an illness of several months.
Christian Science Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2pm at the Harper Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.
With the passing of Mr. Aldwell, the city and northwest lost a pioneer who saw a wilderness made into an industrial center.
Naval Lodge of Elks lost a charter member and former exalted ruler. He was on the charter roll when the lodge was instituted in 1896.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Thomas T. Aldwell, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. Lloyd Raymond, Seattle and Mrs. Arthur Parret, Shelton [WA]; 2 granddaughters, Lloys and Noreen Raymond, Seattle.
A lifelong Republican, he managed the campaign of R C Wilson for the State Senate in 1894 and in 1896 was elected county auditor in his own right. He was re-elected in 1898 and 2 years later was named chairman of the Republican County Committee.
From 1902 to 1914 he served as deputy collector of US Customs.....
He went back into elective office in 1924 when he was elected a commissioner of the now port district he had helped bring into effect, and was president of the Port Commission from that year until he finished his term in 1933.
Throughout the years he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, which he helped to organize in 1894, and always played a strong role in its activities, serving as its president in 1914 and again in 1937.
Mr. Aldwell was a member of the Clallam County Historical Society, Past President and member of the Rotary Club, past president and member of the Port Angeles Board of Realtors, Christian Science Church, Peninsula Golf Club.....and of the Washington Athletic and Rainier Clubs of Seattle.
Mr. Aldwell was born in Toronto, Canada, June 14, 1868, one of 5 children. A brother Lloyd also came to Port Angeles and lived here until his death a number of years ago.
In 1897 Thomas married Leila McDonald here. They were divorced in 1899. On March 5, 1900 he married Eva Wolf, the mother of his daughters. She died in 1942.
While vacationing in Palm Springs, Calif., Mr. Aldwell met and married Ruth Weeks in May 1946. The family home is at 1224 S Oak St.
....barely in his 20's when he came to Port Angeles because he was attracted by the glowing circulars extolling the new city's possibilities.
One of 5 children, he had been thrust on his own while still a small boy by the death of his father. After attending schools in Port Hope, Canada, he went to work for several banks in and around Toronto.....
Among the Port Angeles industrial enterprises he helped locate here are the Crown Zellerbach Corporation mill, the Rayonier Inc. mill, the dam on the lower Elwah River, the Spruce Railroad which later became the Port Angeles Western, the Peninsula Plywood Corp., the Milwaukee Railroad branch and the Port of Port Angeles....He was the head of the Chamber of Commerce Committee pushing the development of a port fill between Oak and Valley Streets for industrial development.
Mr. Aldwell published a book, "Conquering the Last Frontier" in 1951.
In 1914 he teamed with Michael Earles to bring power to Port Angeles, which is commemorated by Lake Aldwell, formed on the lower Elwah River behind the dam constructed because of his efforts.
Mary Napoleon Allabush (Port Angeles Evening News issue of 23 Oct 1970 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Allabush, 98, of Neah Bay, will be held in the Assembly of God Church in Neah Bay, Saturday, Oct 24, at 2pm. The Rev. Donald Braley will officiate, with burial to follow in the Neah Bay Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Smith, James Shunn, David Lucas, John Cook, Eugene Parker and Stan Secor. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Gagnon, Frank Napoleon, Francis Napoleon, Wilbur Claplanhoo, Sr., Robert Jones and Lewis Napoleon.
Mrs. Allabush did Thursday and was the oldest Makah living on the reservation. She was born in 1872 in Suquamish. Her husband, Jesse, died in 1947.
She moved to Neah Bay at an early age and lived there most of her life. She was active in making braided rugs, spinning her own wool on a hand loom. She also made Indian baskets. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Isabel Ides, Mrs. Lena, Mrs. Arthur Claplanhoo, of Neah Bay and Mrs. Raymond Irving of Port Angeles. A brother, Alex Napoleon of Bremerton and a sister, Mrs. Celia Jackson. Two other sisters, Mrs. Horton Capoeman and Mrs. Louisa Sampson reside in Taholah. There are 21 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren surviving.
Amy N Williams Allen (d12-10-1973 Peninsula Daily News issue of Dec 12, 1973)
Funeral services for Mrs. Amy N Allen, 86, will be at the Sequim Presbyterian Church Saturday at 1 pm.
The Rev. Floyd Torrence will officiate. Burial will follow at the Jamestown Cemetery. Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Allen died Sunday at Crestwood Convalescent Center in Port Angeles after an extended illness.
She was born Oct 3, 1887 in Jamestown and spent her entire lifetime in that area.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Jamestown Band of the Clallam tribe. She was the last Clallam-speaking member reared in Jamestown where her parents, William and Mariah Williams, had built their home along the beach.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Sequim and was a Gold Star Mother since 1945. A son, Victor, was killed during WWII in Luzon, Philippines.
Mrs. Allen is survived by sons, Theodore, William and Joe Allen all of Port Angles; daughters T. Esther Briggs, Dorothy Marsden and Annabell Weiss all of Port Angeles; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ronald, Robin, Jeffrey, Jerry, Jody and Rick Allen.
Honorary bearers will be members of the Jamestown community, Lyle and OD Prince, Russell, Harold and Harris Johnson and Donald Dick.
Joseph Almaden (The Daily News issue of Dec 19, 1986)
A Masonic funeral service for Joseph Almaden, 93, Sequim, will be at 10am Saturday at Sequim Valley Chapel. The Sequim Masonic Lodge will officiate. Committal service will follow at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles. A public visitation is scheduled from 1 to 5 pm Friday at Sequim Valley Chapel.
Mr. Almaden did Wednesday, Dec 17, 1986 at a Sequim Nursing Home. He was born Sep 16, 1893 in Sequim to Manuel and Julia Almaden. He was educated in Sequim area public schools. His first wife, Nellie Mitchell Almaden died in 1975, after nearly 60 years of marriage. On April 24, 1980, he married Martha O'Dell in Sequim. He was a lifetime logger until his retirement. He resided in the Palo Alto area as well as Blyn and Sequim.
Mr. Almaden belonged to the Union City Masonic Lodge in Union, WA. He was honored by the Sequim Masons in 1980 with his 50-year pin. He was also a member of both the Elks and Eagles lodge.
Survivors include his wife of Sequim, 2 daughters, Jeanne Robins of Everson and Joanne Casteel of California; 3 sisters, Mabel Shaff and Lucille Thompson, both of California, and Alice Miller of Tacoma; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. One son, Lloyd, and a brother Frank preceded him in death.
Manuel W Almaden ( d 25 Sep 1958 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 26, 1958)
Manuel W Almaden, 67, of 1123 Caroline St., pioneer Clallam County citizen, died Thursday after a short illness.
Rosary services will be recited at the Harper Funeral Home at 7:30pm Sunday. Requiem Mass will be held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 10am Monday. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Almaden was the son of Manuel and Julia Almaden who came to Blyn from Portugal on a sailing ship. He was born in Blyn Jul 29, 1891 and lived there until 1916 when he moved to Port Angeles. He married Virginia Souza here May 4, 1912.
Until his retirement in August 1956 he was employed in the Rayonier, Inc. mill many years.
He was a member of the Pulp and Sulphite Workers Union and Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Virginia Almaden, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Corning, Arlington, Washington; and Mrs. Sanford Keys, Port Angeles; a son, Walter Almaden, Port Angeles; 4 sisters, Mrs. Laura Reposa, Blyn; Mrs. Mabel Russell, Chula Vista, California; Mrs. Lucille Thompson, LaMesa, California; Mrs. Alice Miller, Tacoma; a brother, Joseph Almaden, Blyn; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Ada Anderson ( d Jul 11, 1930 Port Angeles Evening News issue of 11 Jul 1930)
Mrs. Ada Anderson, 60, of 416 E 11th St., passed away at 3am this morning after a 2 day illness.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Raymore, Missouri, Sep 29, 1869 and came to Joyce from Missouri to take up a homestead in 1885. She moved to Forks and thence into Port Angeles 15 years ago.
She was a member of the Baptist Church, Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist Church, and W C T U of Port Angeles.
Besides her husband, James Anderson of Forks, she is survived by a daughter, Grace Fraker, of Forks; 4 sons--Robert and Roy Anderson of Forks; Ora Anderson of Prineville, Oregon; and Guy Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri; and 15 grandchildren.
Mrs. Anderson was known for her many kindnesses among neighbors during the early days around Crescent Bay and at Forks. The body is at the Christman Mortuary and funeral announcements will be made later.
Mary Louise Lager Anderson ( bu Mar 24, 1953 Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 21, 1953)
Mrs. Mary Louise Anderson, 89, 315 1/2 W 6th, died Friday after a long illness. She was a pioneer resident of Clallam County. Private services will be at McDonald Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. She was born Mary Louise Lager in Finland Feb 1, 1864, and came to Port Crescent in 1890 with her parents. She married William Hanson in 1891. The couple settled on a homestead at Lake Crescent. Mr. Hanson died in 1912. surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Helpenstell, of Port Angeles; a son, Charles E. Hanson, Clallam Bay; a brother Wilhelm Lager, Durban, So. Africa; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Anders Jensen Andresen ( d 23 Sep 1937 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 23, 1937)
Anders Andresen, 79, who came to Port Angeles with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1888, passed away at his home, 716 E 7th St. this morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be from the Christman Mortuary on Friday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Joseph Beall reading the service. Cremation will follow.
Anders Jensen Andresen was born in Denmark on Mar 4, 1858 in that section of the mainland province, Jutland, known as the plebiscite of Schlesvig-Holstein. His birthplace was the village of Ribe, which has been prominent as the birthplace of the great writer and reformer Jacob Riis, author of "the Making of an American."
At the age of 16, Mr. Andresen went to sea in the merchant marine ships of Germany, England and Denmark; a day when windjammers were the sea queens, when free trade ruled and the whole western world was a frontier.
His first ship was the Danish brig "Dan" on which he sailed for 17 months, twice to Scotland and points in the White Sea, with some time in Archangel. His last ship was the British full-rigged ship "Darling Downs", which left Sydney, Australia, on Jan 22, 1879 and arrived in London, England, April 1879.
When Mr. Andresen went back to Denmark, it was part of Prussia. He was conscripted for the German Army at 21, but not caring to serve in military forces, he boarded the German steamer "Westphalia" and landed in NYC on Nov 11, 1879.
He was married to Mrs. Margrit Arnason Ball in Port Angeles in 1893. Mrs. Ball was a widow with a small son, Doric Tristan Jamison Ball. A daughter was born to them later, Signa Haldora Andresen. Mrs. Andresen passed away in Sept 1902. Later, Mr. Mr. Andresen was married to his first wife's sister, also a widow with a small daughter, Willmer Dot. [thus]
Mr. Andresen quit the sea when 21 years of age, leaving Denmark for the United States. After a brief stay in NY he went to Nebraska, where he joined the Omaha branch of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony and arrived in Port Angeles on Mar 22, 1888, settling on 160 acres of timber on the Elwah River. He later built a home on Front St. which was subsequently known as the Christopherson home. He also proved up on a large ranch on Quillayute prairie, now owned by Mrs. Violet Arnason; a large portion of Gale's Addition and a number of lots above the Boulevard. Up until a few years ago, Mr. Andresen owned 60 parcels of property within the city limits. He also built a number of homes here.
He knew 6 languages: English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish and Holland Dutch. He could converse, read any book or newspaper in these languages and could translate literary phrases from several European languages. He possessed an immense library, and was a profound philosopher. He loved history and was an able historian. He also had a remarkable grasp of social history, economics and politics.
He followed the vocation of gardener here for years, and for the past 20 years his old white horse and little spring wagon were familiar figures in the neighborhood
Mr. Andresen is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertie Andresen, 3 daughters, Mrs. Haldora Dwight, Mrs. Dot Lonn and Mrs. Margrit Roche, all of Port Angeles; a son, Triston Ball, and grandson, Doric Ball, both of Arlington. A brother, Anders Jens, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. This brother recently observed his 91st birthday.
Mrs. C M Armbrust
See Mrs. John Ferguson
Arne John Arnason ( d Jan 7, 1932 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 7, 1932)
Arne John Arnason, 57, resident of Port Angeles since 1891, died at his home 609 E 11th St, at 12:30am after an illness of 2 years.
Born in Door County, WI, May 9, 1874, the late Mr. Arnason accompanied his parents to Winnipeg, Canada, when he was very young and in 1891 came with them to this city. The family took up a lot on the 'reservation' at 11th and Oak, and later also homesteaded family home where Mr. Arnason died.
In 1894, following the death of his mother, the deceased went to Victoria where he was employed and from 1900 until 1914 was the owner of restaurants and hotels there. Nov 22, 1911, Mr. Arnason was married to Violet A Taylor of Victoria.
Old time residents of this city will regret the passing of Mr. Arnason, who was a real pioneer and of a pioneer family who did much to develop Port Angeles into the city it now is. The late Mr. Arnason was a member of Lodge #1 IOOF of Victoria for 37 years.
Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Violet Arnason; a brother Daniel Arnason of Victoria, and a sister, Mrs. A J Andresen of this city. There are 5 nieces, Mrs. Dot Ohmert and Mrs. Haldora Dwight of Port Angeles, and Mrs. June Rickerly, Miss Florence Arnason of Victoria, and Mrs. Margrit Roche of Langley, BC; 2 nephews, D T J Ball of NYC and Thorkel Arnason, Chico, California.
Jane McLean Ayres ( d 18 Nov 1925 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 11, 1925)
Old-time residents of this city will be pained to learn that Mrs. Jane McLean Ayres, 84, died at the home of her daughter, Jessie C Ayres at Boise, ID, on Nov 18.
The late Captain Ayres, with his wife and daughter, Jessie C Ayres, were among the well-known pioneer residents of this city. Miss Ayres, at the present time a seed specialist with the University of Idaho in the College of Agriculture, is a product of the Port Angeles schools and has kept in close touch with the city and friends of her girlhood here. Miss Ayres in writing of the death of her mother gives the following history:
Mrs. Jane McLean Ayres, wife of the late Captain H K W Ayres, passed away on Nov 18 at the home of her daughter, Jessie C Ayres, Boise, Idaho.
Mrs. Ayres has survived her husband 24 years. She was born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia 1841. She came to Boston in 1870, where she resided until becoming the bride of Captain Ayres 1881. Since the Union Pacific Railroad was completed, they traveled de lux to San Francisco and from that point they came north to Portland, Oregon on the steamer State of Oregon. The late Captain Herbert F Beecher was at the time purser of that steamer.
After residing in Portland and other Columbia River points, they moved to Tatoosh Island, Washington where Captain Ayres was first assistant lighthouse keeper for 4 years. While living in Portland, Captain Ayres had met Mr. John Church and after some correspondence had passed between the 2 men, Captain Ayres was induced by Mr. Church to locate on a homestead near the village of Port Angeles. So, Mr. Church surveyed the land and with the aid of other trail blazers, the Ayres family was nicely settled in a tiny log cabin amid the tall firs, 1886.
The family lived later in the city of Port Angeles and after the passing of Captain Ayres, Mrs. Ayres and her daughter moved to Seattle. The experience made the family feel that they belong at least to the semi-pioneer class of Port Angeles. At the time of their arrival on the old steamer, "Evengel," there were about 6 houses facing the beach, which has within these many years developed into the City of Port Angeles. The primitive state did not discourage the spirits of Mrs. Ayres, for as she was to step on Morse's dock, she remarked "Home Sweet Home."