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Baar, August A
Baar, Mary Henrietta
Babcock, Clifford L
Babcock, Frank D
Babcock, Marie Chambers
Babcock, Orin Howard
Baker, Gertrude A.
Baker, Louise Pollow
Baker, Marie Sonnenberg
Baker, Rosa Schrotke
Baldwin, Martha N
Banks, Mrs. J G
Bark, Emma Caroline
Baskins, Florence Elliott
Bates, Edward C
Baxter, William Kirk
Bayton, Edith Hart
Bayton, Thomas Herbert
Beahan, Ella Land
Beam, Charles R
Beam, J Lyle
Beam, John Elwood
Beaumont, Elliott E
Beck, Herbert Rudolph "Pete"
Bekkevar, Olaf M
Belford, John A C
Belford, Mrs. W T
Berg, Walter I
Berlinguette, Mary Knott Pellerin
Beutler, Walter J, Sr.
Bird, George W
Blake, Edward C
Blakeslee, Howard W
Blater, Elizabeth Schoeffel Lippert
Boe, Esther A Danielson
Bork, Charles Percey
Borseth, Mrs. Henry
Bourm, Joseph William
Bourm, Thomas Milton
Bowlby, William Morton
Boyd, Ellen Evelyn Epperson
Boyd, James William
Boyd, William Earl
Brackett, George Francis
Bradshaw, Henry C
Brant, Charles F
Breining, Laura Eacrett
Bright, Hazel J
Brolock, Lena O
Broughton, Francis N
Brown, Daisy M
Brown, Ernest C
Brown, Gertrude Baker
Brown, Gilbert C, Captain
Brown, Grace Grant
Brown, Lila Whittington
Brown, Stewart H
Brown, W Edson
Brownrigg, Sadie Goldwater
Bruce, Leilah E
Brumfield, Mamie Guptil
Buchanan, Delbert M
Bugge, Jens S, Sr.
Bunnell, Gladys F Cays
Bunnell, Harry N
Burdick, Amy Elizabeth
Burdick, Lucy E Farnham
Burdick, Orlin William
Burns, Laura Ann Dunn King
Burrowes, Isabella Hume
Burrowes, James LeRoy
Butler, Charles C., Rev
Butler, Harold Hearn, Dr.
Byers, Asa C
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August Baar (d April 6, 1931 Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 7, 1931)
August A Baar, 78, a resident of Port Angeles for 41 years and one of the city's best known citizens, died at his home 622 South Valley St at 9am this morning after having been ill for six weeks.
The late Mr. Baar was born in Danzig, Germany, November 18, 1853. With his wife and family he came to Port Angeles from Chicago in 1890 and up until his retirement a number of years ago was actively engaged in business.
Surviving are the widow and seven children and nine grandchildren. The children are Mrs. H B Jordan, Everett, WA; Arthur Baar, Port Angeles; Mrs. Elsie Stetson, Port Angeles; Mrs. M B Jenson, Portland, OR; Mrs. N T Albright, Seattle, WA; W A Barr, Port Angeles, and Dell C Barr Port Angeles.
The late Mr. Baar was affiliated with Trinity Lutheran Church and services will be at the chapel of the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Thursday, with Rev. E H Beilstein conducting them. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mary Henrietta Baar (d May 20, 1932 Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 20, 1932)
Mrs. Mary Henrietta Baar, 78, resident of Port Angeles for the last 42 years, died at her home 622 Valley St at 11 o'clock this morning after a short severe illness following upon 8 years of invalidism.
Mrs. Baar is the widow of the late August Baar who died here a year ago after a business career that extended over many years in the community. Well known by old-time resident of Port Angeles, Mrs. Baar was respected as being the mother of a splendid family and a being a fine, charitable character, a good mother and neighbor.
Born in Germany, Mrs. Baar came to the United States when 16 years of age and was married to August Baar in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Baar came to Port Angeles in 1890 and soon afterwards moved to the family home in the Valley and continued to live there over the long span of years. The deceased woman was affiliated with Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving relatives are 7 children and 9 grandchildren. The children are Mrs. H B Jordan, Everett, WA;, Arthur Baar, Port Angeles; Mrs. Elsie Stetson, Port Angeles; Mrs. M B Jenson, Portland, OR; Mrs. M T Albroght, [Albright] Seattle; Walter A Baar and Del C Barr; Port Angeles.
Clifford L Babcock ( d Feb 26, 1944 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 26, 1944 )
Clifford L Babcock, 77, Port Angeles pioneer who came her 56 years ago and was state treasurer from 1921 to 1925, died at an Olympia hospital today after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary here next Monday at 1pm under the auspices of Naval Lodge of Elks. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Babcock was born at Aurora, Illinois June 24, 1866. He came to Port Angeles in 1888 with his parents and engaged in farming and other vocations until entering the banking business here. He was county treasurer in early days and a member of the Washington state legislature in 1913-1915 and was elected state treasurer for the term 1921-1925.
After completing his term as treasurer, Mr. Babcock entered the banking business at Tacoma where the family home was until the death of Mrs. Babcock 2 months ago.
Mr. Babcock took a prominent part in the affairs of the county and state over a period of many years and was past president of the Washington State Good Roads Association.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Don Courser, Olympia, and Mrs. H W Rutherford, Seattle; one son, Douglas, with the army engineers on Attu Island; 2 brothers, Orin Port Angeles and Herbert, of Bremerton; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kelly, Port Angeles.
Mr. Babcock was a life member of the Naval Lodge of Elks, having joined here and demitting to Tacoma in 1936.
Frank D Babcock [buried Oceanview Cemetery Dec 27, 1941]
Frank D Babcock, 58, pioneer resident of Port Angeles and a graduate of Port Angeles High School died at Seattle last Friday and funeral services were held there this afternoon at the Home Undertaking Parlors.
Born at Aurora, IL, August 10, 1882, the late Mr. Babcock came here in 1886 with his mother the late Mrs. Mary Derickson. He attended grade and high school here and graduated from the University of Washington as a pharmacist and opened the first drug store in Sequim and operated it for 16 years. He later moved to Seattle and accepted a position in the Internal Revenue Department where he was employed until recently. He was married to Mary Dahl, a graduate nurse from Minnesota in 1911.
Surviving relatives are his widow in Seattle, and a sister, Mrs. Dan Kelly of Port Angeles and 3 brothers. Orin H. Babcock, Eden Valley, Clifford I Babcock, Tacoma and Herbert Babcock, Bremerton. There are numerous other relatives here and in other Puget Sound cities.
Marie Chambers Babcock ( d 19 Dec 1943 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 21, 1943 )
Mrs. Marie Babcock, 75, of Tacoma, wife of Clifford L Babcock, former state treasurer, Port Angeles pioneer, died at Seattle Sunday and funeral services were held there this afternoon, according to news received by relatives here.
Mrs. Babcock was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers, Sr., of this city. She was born in Minnesota, came here with her parents in 1884 and was married to Clifford Babcock about 55 years ago. The family resided here until Mr. Babcock went to Olympia to assume the office of state treasurer in 1921. They afterwards made their home in Tacoma but went to Seattle to be with a daughter during her last illness.
Surviving relatives include the widower, Clifford L Babcock, 2 daughters, Mrs. D E Course, Olympia; Mrs. Harry Rutherford, Seattle, and a son, Douglas Babcock, Juneau, Alaska. She has a brother, Frank Chambers in Oregon, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Shelpman, Seattle. In Port Angeles are 2 nieces, Miss Thelma Chambers and Mrs. Nick Heuhslein, and a nephew, Francis Chambers. There are numerous more distant relatives living here also.
Orin Howard Babcock (d Dec 25, 1948)
Funeral services for Orin Howard Babcock, 74, will be next Friday morning at 11:30 at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. James T Albertson officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Babcock was killed instantly Christmas day near Ellensburg when the car he was driving collided with another car coming out of a side road. Mrs. Babcock was injured but Mr. And Mrs. Peter Jensen, other passengers in the car were not hurt. Mr. Babcock, the son or Orin L and Mary Babcock was born in Aurora, IL Jul 26, 1874 and came here with his family in 1888.
He attended school here and in young manhood went on the Klondike god rush of 1898 to the White Pass near Skagway.
He married Ella Mason here February 4, 1903. She died more than 2 years ago. On Dec 19, 1948 he married Mrs. Sadie Babcock at Bremerton, widow of his brother, Herbert.
The couple were on a wedding trip to visit his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Ellensburg when the fatal accident occurred.
For many years Mr. Babcock operated a large dairy farm in Eden Valley. He sold the farm several years ago and made his home on a small place in the valley.
Mr. Babcock was a county commissioner 2 terms and a member of the House of Representatives in the 1927 session. He was prominent in activities of Pomona and subordinate Granges.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sadie Babcock of Port Angeles, daughter, Mrs. Peter Jensen, Ellensburg; a stepson Herbert Babcock, Bremerton; one sister, Mrs. D J Kelly, Port Angeles; two grandchildren, Mrs. Lois Sorensen and Kenneth Jensen and great-grandchildren Ward Jensen and Linda Sorensen, all of Ellensburg.
Mr. Babcock was related to more than 100 Clallam County residents by blood and marriage.
Gertrude A. Baker (Peninsula Evening News issue of Feb 24, 1988 )
A funeral service or Gertrude A. Baker, 84, of Sequim, will be at 1pm Thursday at Sequim Valley Chapel, Mrs. Baker died Monday, Feb 22, 1988 at Olympic Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 12, 1903, in Blyn and raised in Blyn on Sequim Bay. She attended the Burrowes School on Palo Alto Road, and the Dungeness School.
She married Adam M. Baker Aug 18, 1920, in Dungeness. He died in 1966.
The couple bought 5 acres of land in 1922 across from the Dungeness School. Mrs. Baker was a cook at the Dungeness School for many years. In 1940 they purchased the family farm from Mrs. Bakerís father.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the Sequim VFW Auxiliary, Dungeness Bridge Club, Blyn Ladies Club, past president of the Grandmotherís Club and, in 1979, was the Grand Pioneer for the Sequim irrigation festival.
Survivors include 2 sons, Warren A. Baker and Melvin J. Baker, both of Sequim; 3 sisters, Helen Wolfe of Port Angeles, Pearl Severn of Blyn, and Irene Danforth of Sequim; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Donna Kettle, died in 1973. A sister, Alpha Helgeson, died in 1965.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Pollow Baker (d 1934) [bu Mar 15, 1934 Oceanview Cemetery]
Mrs. Louise Baker, 34, of Mount Pleasant, wife of Walter Baker, died quite suddenly yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christman Mortuary. Rev. Erle Howell will be in charge and funeral will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Born in Port Angeles April 5, 1900, the late Mrs. Baker attended the schools of this city and was married to Walter Baker in 1924. Surviving are her husband and 5 children. The children are Walter Jr., Howard, Myrtle, Alice Lorraine and Lily May. She is also survived by her father Fred Pollow and 2 brothers Gilbert and Frank Pollow and several aunts and uncles. The late Mrs. Baker was a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Land, Port Angeles pioneers.
Marie M Sonnenberg Baker ( d Jan 25, 1957 )
Marie M Baker, 91, of 215 E 8th St, Port Angeles, resident 63 years, died Friday after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. John F Como officiating. Cremation will follow.
She was born Jan 1, 1866 in Mecklenberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sonnenberg and came to the United States with her parents when eight years of age and lived in Mount Clemens, MI. She married William L Marquardt, a lawyer, in Detroit in 1893. The couple came west to Seattle in 1893 and moved to Port Angeles in 1894. Mr. Marquardt died in 1908 and she married Herbert Baker in 1909. Mr., Baker died Aug 6, 1954.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Fairview Grange, Clallam County Democratic Club, Clallam County Historical Society, Pomona Grange. She was Eagles Auxiliary Mother for 20 years.
For many years the Baker home was on the reservation that is the present site of Olympic Memorial Hospital. There the Baker's did extensive gardening, raising flowers and vegetables. She was also famed for her needlework and interest in activities of older people. She was frequently honored by members of the Eagle's Auxiliary. Early-day residents remember Mrs. Baker for her many charitable acts, particularly opening her home as a shelter for elderly people.
Surviving are her son Dr. Carl L Marquardt, Port Angeles, daughter Mrs. Justin (Lucy) Cames, San Francisco, two step-children, Lucy Blake and O H McBride, both in Nebraska, 3 granddaughters and six grandsons.
Rosa [Schrotke] Baker (d June 22, 1945 )
Mrs. Rosa Baker, 82, widow of the late Frank Baker, a Port Angeles Pioneer, died at the home of a son in the Mount pleasant District Friday after a residence in this county of 55 years.
Funeral services will be held next Monday afternoon, June 25, at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. H. R. Cederberg officiating and burial in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born May 10, 1863 at St. Paul, Minnesota, and was married to the late Frank Baker at Souix Falls, SD in 1883. The couple came from Seattle to Port Angeles Oct 1, 1890 and settled on what was then known as the reserve near 8th and Laurel Sts. Mrs. Baker resided there until some time after the death of her husband when she moved to the Mt. Pleasant district in 1917 to be hear her 2 sons.
The Baker family were among the best known of the families of the Cherry Hill district during the early days of the city and Mrs. Baker had many friends among the pioneers of the city and county.
Surviving are 3 sons; Frank Baker, San Francisco, and George and Walter Baker, both living in the Mt. Pleasant district; sisters, Mrs. Emma Wegner, Bothell, and Mrs. Lena Voelsch, Oregon; brother William Schrotke, Bothell; George Schrotke, South Dakota; Emit Schrotke, Oregon; Christian Schrotke, California; Charles Schrotke, South Dakota, Charles Schrotke, South Dakota, and Reinhold Schrotke, Portland, Oregon.
Martha N Baldwin ( d 8 Jun 1925 Port Angeles Evening News issue of JUne 9, 1925 )
Mrs. Martha N Baldwin, 86, passed away at her home at 222 W 10th St. Monday evening after a long useful life, more than 33 years of which was passed at her home on Cherry Hill, this city.
Mrs. Baldwin was one of that small remaining band of Port Angeles people who in the early nineties, at the opening of the government reserve on what is now Cherry Hill, took up a lot in the big timer, cleared it and made a home. The home is a nice one with a beautiful, sightly lot with a well taken care of garden and orchard that was the pride of the owner. All old timers remember Mrs. Baldwin and have many words of praise for her sterling qualities.
Martha N Baldwin was born Oct 21, 1839 in North Carolina. She is survived by a son, A Baldwin of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Nelson of Seattle and Mrs. Nelson's daughter, all who were at the bedside at her death.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until word is received from a sister of Mrs. Baldwin who lives in Chicago.
Mrs. J G Banks (d Jan 10, 1907)
Born in Ohio nearly 79 years ago, of which almost 55 of those years have been spent in wifehood and motherhood; 10 children having blessed her home, of whom 2 were taken in infancy, 8 are left, with an aged father, to mourn her loss; of whom there are 3 sons and 5 daughters as follows: Mr. J I Banks, Orleans, NE; Mr. T E of Cumberland, BC; J E North Yakima, WA; Mrs. E H Rapelyea, Mt. Pleasant, IA; Mrs. J Cox, Belle Plaine, KS; Mrs. B R Raymond, Seattle, WA; Mrs. J E Winters, and Mrs. T A Pinyerd, Port Angeles, besides 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 26 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. [Followed by memorial paragraph by "Mrs. G E W" not transcribed.]
We extend our thanks to all our friends or their kindness and sympathy shown toward us in all our grief and trouble during the sickness of our dearly beloved wife and mother. J G Banks and Children.
Emma Caroline Bark (d Aug 7, 1965)
Long-time Forks resident Emma Caroline Bark, 89, died Saturday in Port Angeles. Christian Science services will be held 11am at the McDonald Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be at 1:30pm at Forks Cemetery. Miss Bark was born in Sweden on Sep 29, 1875. She came to the US in the 1890's and to Forks in the early 1900's. She was a member of the Mother Church, First Church of Christ Scientists, Boston.
Survivors include a sister, Gerta Bark of Elma [WA] and relatives in Sweden.
Florence Elliott Baskins (d June 21, 1967)
Long-time Port Angeles resident Florence E Baskins, 78, Rt. 1 Box 547, died Wednesday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be at 3pm Friday at Harper Funeral Home, with Canon Walter McNeil, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Ocean View Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 1024 Auxiliary.
Mrs. Baskins was born July 9, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H Elliott in Pendelton, OR. She was the youngest daughter of the pioneering family. She moved to Seattle from Oregon with her family and then to Port Angeles when she was four where her father homesteaded at 1113 S Peabody St. She grew up there and attended school at the old Central High School which was located where Washington Elementary School presently stands. [Note: this is now the site of the US Post Office]
Mrs. Baskins was employed by C W Fields for 3 years as Dept. City Clerk at the old City Hall and later worked for the Weeks Abstract Co. She was also a charter member of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra when it was first organized, playing first violin.
She married John R Baskins in Victoria, BC Oct 29, 1917. The couple them moved to his farm at black Diamond.
A member of the Black Diamond Grange, Mrs. Baskins was also past president o the VFW Auxiliary 1024, a member of the Historical Society, Women's Relief Corps and last president to Tony Waller Spanish War Auxiliary before the charter was sent in. Her hobbies included painting, embroidery and reading.
Survivors include 2 sons, Sgt. H O Baskins in Vietnam, and Jack Baskins, Port Angeles; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three nieces and two nephews.
Edward C Bates
Funeral services for Edward C Bates, 70, Carlsborg [WA], will be held at 1pm Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Omer Vigoren officiating. Cremation will be at Mr. Angeles Crematory.
Mr. Bates died in Port Angeles Tuesday. (April 29, 1969)
He was born Jan 20, 1899 in Port Ludlow [WA] the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bates. In October 1927 he married Evelyn Brown who survives in Carlsborg.
His entire life was spent in Washington State. He was a saw filer most of his adult life. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2536.
In addition to the widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta Bates, Everett; a son, William Bates, Carlsborg; three brothers, Robert and Howard at Everett and Vernon Bates at Port Townsend and a sister, Mrs. Muriel Hughs, Seattle.
William Kirk Baxter (d 27 Oct 1934)
William Kirk Baxter, 74, long a resident of the Port Angeles district and the father of Mrs. T M Buck of this city (Port Angeles), passed away Saturday evening.
Mr. Baxter first came to Port Angeles in May 1898, but went to the Dakotas in 1904 for a 12 year stay. He returned to this city at the end of that time and lived here since, retiring from his trade of building contracting a few years ago and making his home on a farm in the Dry Creek section.
Born in Erie County, Pa on April 20, 1860, Mr. Baxter was married on April 16, 1883 to Ida Olmstad at Corry, Erie County.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Ida Baxter; 2 daughters, Mrs. T M Buck, Port Angeles, and Mrs. Iva Burdick of Clyde, Alberta, Canada; a brother, Joseph Baxter of Topeka, KS; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Burdick of Obern, ND and Mrs. Martha Wallace of Mill Village, PA and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the chapel of the Christman Mortuary. Rev. C E Fulmer conducting the rites. Cremation will follow.
Edith Hart Bayton ( Friday, Jan 17, 1975 )
Mrs. Edith H. Bayton, 90, who was Clallam Co. Superior Court Bailiff for more than 50 years, died this morning in Pt. Angeles. Services will be 1 pm Monday at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dooley and members of the Order of Eastern Star officiating.
Mrs. Bayton lived at 133 W. 5th St. in the house her father built when she was a little girl and which her parents gave her and her husband as a wedding present. She was born Feb. 20, 1884 on the family homestead on Salt Creek near Pt. Crescent, to Mr. and Mrs. Fitch Hart. She and Thomas Bayton were married Sept. 26, 1906 in Seattle. He died in 1958. She served for 52 years as Bailiff for Superior Court. She started in 1915, a year after the courthouse was built and retired in 1967, having served as an officer of the court under four Superior court judges. For 25 years or more during her service as bailiff she was police matron for the City of Pt. Angeles. For years she also maintained a detention home for children taken by the court keeping them in her home until the judge decided where they should be placed. Mrs. Bayton was a member of the First United Methodist and Congregational Church; Esther Chapter, OES., Clallam Co. Historical Society, Angeles Grange, and Women's Literary Club. She was a member of the Republican Club and received a plaque from the governor for serving as a precinct committeewoman for more than 40 years.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Bayton and Russell Bayton, both of Pt. Angeles; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Thomas Herbert Bayton (d Mar 6, 1958)
Thomas Herbert Bayton, 78, of 133 W 5th St., Port Angeles resident 57 years, died Tuesday after an extended illness. Death occurred in the family home where Mr. and Mrs. Bayton lived all of the 53 years of their marriage.
Masonic Lodge 69 convenes at 1pm Saturday at the Temple for lodge ritualistic service work. Masonic funeral services will be at the McDonald Funeral Home at 2pm with the Rev. Dr. Oscar m Adam acting as chaplain. burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Bayton was born in Cleveland, OH Feb 16, 1880. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bayton. He spent the early years of his boyhood in Cleveland. In 1901 the family came to Port Angeles from Lisbon, OH.
After arriving here he was associated with William Van Brunt, an early day builder. He assisted in he construction of the city's first hospital at Eighth and Peabody and the present St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and many other buildings.
Among many civic activities, Mr. Bayton was keenly interested in music. He played with the pioneer Elk's Lodge band and organized the city's first orchestra. He was associated with the late John C Hansen in the grocery business for many years. Mr. Bayton, who joined the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge 56 years ago, was a life member of that lodge.
In 1906 Mr. Bayton married Edith Hart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F J Hart, Clallam County Pioneers. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary 2 years ago.
Surviving relatives included his wife, Mrs. Edith Bayton, Port Angeles; 2 sons, Russell Bayton of Port Angeles and J Ronald Bayton, Idaho Falls, ID; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Grubb and Mrs. S W Hart, both of Port Angeles; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Ella Land Beahan (d June 3, 1951)
Mrs. Ella Agnes Beahan, 81, one of Clallam County's best known pioneer women, died here Sunday morning after an illness of 6 months.
Funeral services will be at the McDonald Funeral Home Wednesday at 2pm. Officiating will be Rev. John F Como and Esther Chapter No 19 Order of Easter Star. Graveside services at Ocean view Cemetery will be conducted by Dry Creek Grange.
Ella Land was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Land and was born Aug 26, 1869 at Maumee, OH. She came here almost 64 years ago and married Frank Beahan her in May 1888. He died in 1936. A member of the army signal service, Mr. Beahan was stationed at Tatoosh, Port Angeles and other places as weather observer and telegraph operator many years and Mrs. Beahan lived at several out of the way places on the Olympic Peninsula. Mrs. Beahan first came here to keep house for her brother, the late Paul Land, a prominent man in the early history of the county. Another brother living here at that time was the late Stephen Land, also prominent in early history.
Mrs. Beahan was very active in many affairs through a long lifetime. She was a member of Esther Chapter No 19 OES, Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles, Dry Creek and state and national Granges and other political and civic organizations. She was an officer in many of the organizations to which she belonged and up until her last illness was very prominent and was perhaps one of the best known of Clallam County women.
Mrs. Beahan was noted among pioneer friends for her keenness of mind and capacity for hard work in the furtherance of many projects.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Pearson, Port Angeles, and Mrs. Vivian Fisher , San Francisco; 2 grandchildren, State Senator Francis Beahan and Barbara Pearson, both of Port Angeles, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charles R Beam
Charles R. Beam, 91, of Seattle, pioneer resident of Port Angeles and Klondike sourdough, died here Tuesday after a long illness. (no date on article) Private funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 pm with Rev. Bernard Young officiating. Burial to be in Ocean View Cemetery under direction of McDonald Funeral Home. He was the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Adam I. Beam born in Winfield, Iowa, Nov 12, 1869, and came to Port Angeles 70 years ago to join his brother, the late, J.E. Beam. As a young man he was prominent in social circles and as an athlete and member of the local fire department. He was among a large group of Port Angeles men who went on the 1897 Klondike gold rush to Dawson, Yukon Territory. After several years at Dawson, he acquired Cheney Hot Springs in Northern Alaska. The area was then the scene of the Tanana gold rush. Fairbanks was the city that sprang up during the gold rush and he located in that city and operated a hotel there. In 1923 he returned to Port Angeles and operated a hotel here until moving to Seattle 35 years ago. He lived in Seattle until last month when he came back here. He married Miss Idelle Robinson in Fairbanks in 1907; she died in Seattle in 1958. Mr. Beam was a life member of the Fairbanks Aerie of FOE. Survivors: a niece, Miss Ruth Beam and nephews J. Lyle Beam and Charles E. Beam of Port Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. William Betts in Arkansas and Mrs. Kennard Chatten, Missouri. He has many more distant relatives here and in the east.
J E Beam (d 5-11-1953)
John Elwood Beam, 93, a prominent Port Angeles resident for 62 years died here Sunday morning His home was at 112 E 7th St.
Masonic funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev.Mackensie Murray officiating. Lodge open at the Masonic Temple at (illegible)pm. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Beam was born in Iowa April 10, 1860. He came to the Port Angeles in the spring of 1891. He was city councilman the next year councilman-at-large in 1893 and mayor of Port Angeles in 1894.
He entered the employment of the Filion Mill and Lumber Co. in 1896 and retired as owner in 1943, 47 years later. At the turn of the century he was elected to the Port Angeles School Board and served 12 years. He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1905 and in 1910 became master of the lodge. The next year he was elected secretary and served 21 years, being also secretary of Knights Templar. He served a term as member of the state house of representatives after the election of 1913. A Mason 52 years, Mr. Beam received a 50-year membership here 2 years ago. He played an important part in construction of the Masonic Temple. Besides the Blue Lodge, Mr. Beam was a member of Royal Arch Masons and Knights Templar.
During the early history of Port Angeles, Mr. Beam was one of the community's outstanding businessmen It was while he was a member of the City Council 60 years ago that Port Angeles went into the electrical business by the purchase of a steam generating plant. During his term on the School Board, Roosevelt School was built. Mr. Beam was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter in Port Angeles: J Lyle Beam and Charles E Beam, and Ruth Beam; another son Prof. A. L Beam, College Place, PA; and daughter Mrs. Wilson B Kolva, Tower City, PA. A third daughter, Mrs. Horace Horstman died here in 1952. Other survivors are a brother, Charles R Beam, Seattle; 3 sisters: Mrs. Elmer Jones, Lincoln, NE; Mrs. William Betts, Springdale, AR; and Mrs. Kennard Chatten, Independence, MO; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
J Lyle Beam ( d Feb 7, 1984) [bu Feb 8, 1984 Oceanview Cemetery]
J Lyle Beam, a Port Angeles resident for more than 90 years who was a city official, a civic group leader and well-known businessman, died Saturday in Port Angeles at the age of 95.
Mr. Beam's career as a city official; began in 1913, when he was elected commissioner of finance several times.
In 1972, Mr. Beam retired from active participation in the J Lyle Beam Inc., his real estate and insurance business, though he continued as president of the corporation and was a frequent visitor at the office.
At the time of his death Mr. Beam still served as a director of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association, a position he had held since 1936. He also was a director of the K O Erickson Trust.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Wednesday in Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ted Mattie officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Beam was born Oct 13, 1888 in Kincaid, KS, the son of John Elwood and Minnie Lee Beam. He moved to Port Angeles with his parents in 1891. Mr. Beam attended schools in Port Angeles and graduated from his school and then attended Washing State College.
He began working in his early teens; his first job was in a cannery. He later worked for the Filion Lumber Mill as a shingle packer.
After leaving his city clerk post, Mr. Beam spent a year in a salmon cannery venture in Alaska, then returned to Port Angeles, where he became a bookkeeper for Tom and Lloyd Aldwell when his brother sold his interest in the firm; it was incorporated under the name J Lloyd Aldwell in 1926.
In 1935, Mr. Beam became secretary-treasurer of the corporation after Mr. Aldwell's death, and in 1941 he purchased the company stock. In March 1946 he changed the corporation's name to J Lyle Beam, Inc.
Mr. Beam was active in many fraternal and other civic organizations, serving as treasurer of several of them. He belonged to Port Angeles Lodge 69 F&AM for 50 years. He was also a member of the Eagles, Odd Fellows and Elks lodges and was active in the Clallam County Historical society. He served for a number of years as secretary-treasurer of the Port Angeles Gun Club. Mr. Bean was a charter member of the First United Presbyterian Church and an active member for 69 years.
On Sep 24, 1913, he married Margaret Jennie McLeod in Port Angeles. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1963. Mrs. Beam died Jan 16, 1968.
On Dec 1,1968, Mr. Beam and Lizzie McMillan Van Scoyoc were married in Tenino by the Rev. MacKenzie Murray, former Pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles. Mrs. Beam died Feb 5, 1983.
Mr. Beam is survived by a son, Charles L Beam of Port Angeles; two sister, Ruth E Beam of Port Angeles and Alice C Kolva of Carlisle, PA; a step-daughter, Vivian Rhebeck of Aberdeen; 4 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Elliott E Beaumont (March 20, 1916)
Elliott E Beaumont, well-known resident of Port Angeles, was found dead beside his little cabin two miles south of the Wespthal County Home about 9 o'clock Monday morning. Indications show that he had been dead for several hours. The immediate cause of death came from a hemorrhage of the lungs.
Mr. Beaumont was born in Yorkshire, England, May 15, 1844. He came to America with his father's family in November 1856 and located in Auburn, NY.
The family moved to Michigan in 1863. In 1873 Mr. Beaumont married Mrs. Sarah V Towarn, a widow with one child, now Mrs. Otto Schanz of Port Townsend with whom Mrs. Beaumont will make her future home. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont and family resided at Elkhart, IN and while in Elkhart Mr. Beaumont became interested in the Puget Sound Cooperative Commonwealth and joined the Colony in 1887. He took up his first homestead on "Mt Angeles Way" Feb 1888. this place has been his beloved home ever since.
Mr. Beaumont is survived by his wife, his adopted daughter, Mrs. Alida B Schanz, of Port Townsend, a brother, Matthew C Beaumont of Heinningford, NE and three sisters, Mrs. Green of Yorkville, MI, Mrs. H E Brown, of Vantassel, WY, and Mrs. Anna B Butz of Jonesville, MI.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Fulmer's Undertaking parlor. Interment later in the Port Townsend cemetery.
Herbert Rudolph (Pete) Beck (June 30, 1964)
A life-long Quilcene resident, Herbert Rudolph (Pete) Beck, 77, died Wednesday [June 30, 1964] at St. John Hospital in Port Townsend following 10 days confinement.
Full Masonic services will be held at 2pm Friday at Owyen Funeral Home, Port Townsend. Burial will follow in Quilcene Cemetery.
Mr. Beck was born Sept 10, 1887 in Quilcene, the son of Julius and Anna E Beck. He was raised in Quilcene and lived there all his life, self-employed as a logger.
Mr. Beck was noted for many years of service in Masonic lodges, being a 50-year member of Both Quilcene Lodge 184 F&AM and Quilcene Lodge 142 OES. he was also a member of Fidelity Court 75, Order of Amaranth.
He is survived by his wife Elsie of Quilcene, 3 daughters, Mrs. Dale McCoy and Mrs. Katherine Kile, both of Quilcene and Mrs. Herbert Gardner of Ward Cove, Alaska. Two Step-sons, Harvey S Marshall of Eugene, OR, and George A Marshall, Almo, CA. Six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Ida de Ronnebeck of Quilcene.
Olaf M Bekkevar ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 23, 1970 )
Funeral services for Olaf M Bekkevar, 84, will be held Saturday. Oct 24 at 3pm at Sequim Valley Chapel with burial to follow at Mt. Angeles Cemetery. The Rev. LaVerne Nelsen will officiate.
Mrs. Bekkevar died in Port Angeles Wednesday. He was born Sep 7, 1896 in Norway He married Anna J Campbel in Seattle July 3, 1917. She survives in Blyn.
He came to Sequim in 1917 and has lived in the area since. He spent many years as a farmer and woodworker. He sold the first load of Christmas trees to ever leave the peninsula. Later he was a poultry farmer and retired from the business in 1963.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Seattle and a member of the Masonic Lodge 213 of Sequim and W.W.I Barracks in Port Angeles. He served in W.W.I.
In addition to his widow, other survivors are a son, Richard of Blyn, 3 daughters, Mrs. Lloyde Smith of Carlsborg, Mrs. Paul Dolan of Bremerton, and Miss Laura Bekkevar of Port Angeles. A brother Hans, survives in Norway and a sister Mrs. Thora Egeland lives in Minneapolis. In addition, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren survive.
Members of W.W.I Barracks will be Pallbearers. Memorials may be
made to the Society for Retarded Children.
John Belford ( d Jul 6, 1927 )
John A C Belford, 63, for 14 years a well-known and progressive citizen of Port Angeles, passed away at the family home at 1123 E Carolina St, this city at 2pm yesterday after a quite lengthy illness.
Mr. Belford was born in New Berry, Canada, Feb 23, 1864. He came here 14 years ago and had followed various occupations, for the last several years being with the Port Angeles Cooperage. He belonged to the Wichita, KS Lodge of Odd Fellows, Queen City #296.
Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Irene Belford, daughter, Mrs. Wilhelmina Uphouse and son W T Belford of Port Angeles; and another daughter, Mrs. Barber of Chicago. He has a sister, Mrs. M O Carton, in Seattle and 2 brothers, William M Belford of Seattle and David Belford at Chandler, Oklahoma. Hs stepmother, Mrs. K C Belford, resides in Port Angeles.
Private funeral services were held under the direction Lyden & Freeman at the family home at 2pm today with Christian Science services. The body will be shipped to Seattle tomorrow for interment.
Mrs. W T Belford (d May 27, 1907)
Mrs. Belford, wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. W T Belford, passed away at the family home, corner of 2nd and Laurel Sts, on Monday night last, May 27th. Mrs. Belford suffered from an apparent general breakdown, following a bad cold, and was unable to rally. The remains were taken to Seattle on Wednesday morning's steamer, and funeral services were held at the home of the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. M O Carton, at Fremont, at which place interment was made. Mr. Belford, who was just completing a new home in this city (Port Angeles), has the sympathy of the entire community in his bereavement.
Lawrence Bennett ( Peninsula Daily News issue of Mar 22, 1987 )
A funeral service for Lawrence F. Bennett, 71, a former Port Angeles resident for 30 years, will be at 1pm Tuesday at the Lower Elwah Tribal Center. Interment will be in the Elwah Cemetery. He died Thursday, Mar 19, 1987, in a Seattle hospital. Mr. Bennett was born June 1, 1915, at Elwah.
He graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He pursued all three sports following graduation. He had lived in LaPush, Queets and moved back to Port Angeles in 1957.
Mr. Bennett had worked as a logger and fisherman and had worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps, as a fire watch for the Forest Service and was last employed by the Elwah tribe.
Survivors include 2 sons, Frank Bennett of Elwah and Lawrence B. Bennett of Tacoma; 2 daughters, Ramona Wells of Nisqually and Rosi Francis of Port Angeles; one brother, Walt Bennett of Queets; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Walter I Berg (d July 13, 1973)
A memorial service for Walter I Berg, 78, will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Huth during the Divine Worship Sunday at 9am at Faith Lutheran Church. Mr. Berg died Wednesday evening in Sequim.
He was born in Minnesota Nov. 10, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. Ole Berg. He moved to Sequim in 1907 at the age of 12 with his parents who homesteaded in the area, later operating the first laundry in Sequim. He attended school in Dungeness. He married Nell Barnett June 30, 1923, in Seattle, and lived there for several years before moving to Protection Island where he farmed for six years. He returned to Sequim for the remainder of his life. He was married 50 years.
He served in W.W.I and was stationed in France with the Army. He was a member of Henry Echternkamp VFW Post 4760.
Survivors include his widow at Sequim Rt. #, Box 695; a daughter Mrs. Sharon Schmith, Sequim; a foster son Robert A Nelson, Sequim; a brother Clarence Berg, California, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Lotzgesell, Sequim. Six grandchildren also survive.
Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle had charge of arrangements.
Mary Knott Pellerin Berlinguette ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 27, 1955 )
10 Mar 1862 - 20 Oct 1955
Dau of Constentine and Mary Knott
Born: Perryville, Perry Co., MO
Married: Harvey Pellerin (carpenter) Jun 1888 Kansas City, MO d 1892
Arrived PA Apr 1888 with PSCC
Children: Edward (d 1918 influenza) and Minnie (Lewis)
Homesteaded: at Heart of the Hills, 5th and Liberty
Married: Joseph Berlinguette 12 Aug 1911
Lived: at Bagley Creek, Rd, Fairview District.
Organizations: Fairview Grange and Fairview Ladies Club
Surviving: husband Joseph of Fairview; dau Minnie Lewis 1304 E4th St., Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren, Lyle Lewis, Crescent City, CA; Dorothy Williams, Bremerton; Earline Boyd, Port Angeles and Josie Lamoureux, Tacoma; 8 Great-grandchildren
Walter J Beutler, Sr. (d Jan 8, 1964)
Walter Jacob Beutler, St., 78, of 1111 Caroline St. Port Angeles resident since 1910, died Wednesday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11am at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Beutler born in Alliance, Ohio, May 5, 1885. He attended schools in Ohio and married Margaret Ann McGavern Nov 14, 1906 in Alliance. The family came to Port Angeles in 1910 and lived here since. For many years Mr. Beutler was employed as a line foreman for the City Light Department. He retired in 1948 after being employed in the capacity for 36 years. He started with the City Light Department when it had its own generating plant and was employed in many capacities. He was an ardent hunter and fisherman many years before becoming ill. He was a member of Port Angeles Eagles Lodge for 44 years.
Surviving relatives include his wife Mrs. Margaret Beutler and sons Charles G and Walter J. Beutler, all of Port Angeles; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Elene Wait and Mrs. Verda Reetz both of Port Angeles and Mrs. Edith Lucille Thorlakson, Seattle. Brothers Leo and Albert Beutler, both of Port Angeles; sisters Mrs. Margaret Cassedy, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Bundy, Alliance, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Dorrance Bird ( d 10-8-1973 The Daily News Issue of Oct 10, 1973 )
Dorrance Bird, 78, will be buried in Ocean View Cemetery following his death in Pomona, California, October 8. Mr. Bird, who live on Little River Road southwest of Port Angeles for many years, was born March 3, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Emma and George Bird. The family moved to Port Angeles when Mr. Bird was 3 years old. Mr. Bird worked in the woods most of his life, and was a veteran of WW I and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks, and Masons. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Boettcher, Pomona, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. The family asks remembrances be sent to a favorite charity.
George W Bird
George W Bird, 83, Port Angeles resident 50 years, died at Pomona, CA Monday, Jan 4, after a lengthy illness.
Private funeral services were held at Todd Memorial Chapel Pomona, last Wednesday, with the Rev.. A F Haynes officiating. Cremation followed. The ashes will be interred in Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles.
Mr. Bird was born Nov 18, [no year] in Ashton, England. He lived in the eastern United States several years before coming to Port Angeles in 1900. In 1950 he left here to make his home with a daughter in Pomona.
Surviving relatives include his daughter, Mrs. J Oliver Boettcher, Pomona; 3 sons, Fred Bird, Pomona, Robert Bird, Redlands, CA, and Dorrance Bird, Port Angeles; a sister Mrs. Charles Moody, Helena, MT; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Edward C Blake (d Jan 7, 1982)
Funeral services for Edward C. Blake, 68, were held on Monday, January 11 at 1pm at Sequim Valley Chapel. Rev. William Klink of the United Presbyterian Church of Sequim officiated. Burial was in Sequim View Cemetery. Sequim Lodge No 213 F&AM officiated at the graveside. Mr. Blake died in Port Angeles on Thursday, January 7.
He was born August 25, 1913 in Sequim, the son of Charles E Blake, Sr. and Carolyn "Carrie" Davidson Blake. He married Elizabeth Trull on Nov 13, 1938 in Sequim. She owned Betty's Fountain on Washington Street.
Mr. Blake was employed for three years as a tugboat operator and then he worked several years for Sequim Creamery. He began dairy farming in 1940; After retiring in 1972 he worked for several years at Clallam Co-Op. He was a member of Sequim Lodge 213, F&AM and in 1981 became a lieutenant in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Blake of Sequim, father Charles Blake, Sr. of Sequim; daughter Sara Blake of Whittier, CA and brother Charles Blake, Jr. of Sequim.
Howard W Blakeslee (d May 1, 1952 Port Washington, NY A/P)
Howard W Blakeslee, 72, Associated Press Science Editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, died today of coronary thrombosis at his home.
A member of the Associated Press staff since 1905, Blakeslee only recently returned from viewing the atomic bomb tests in Nevada. It was his second view of atomic explosions. He covered the first test at Binkini [thus].
Howard Blakeslee was born (1880) at Dungeness, WA--then called New Dungeness. When the Evening News editor met him at the Associated Press office in NY several years ago, Blakeslee said that failure to record his birth here caused him much difficulty during the last war before he could obtain suitable affidavits. His father was a federal officer at the Indian Village at Dungeness.
Science reporting by both Howard Blakeslee and his son Alton have appeared frequently in the Evening News.
Elizabeth Schoeffell Lippert Blater ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 3, 1931 )
Mrs. Elizabeth Blater, 74, a resident of Clallam County for 41 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F J Hart, 14th and Cherry streets, this city, Thursday afternoon after an illness of 3 weeks.
Born in Germany, Feb 19, 1857, the late Mrs. Blater moved to San Francisco in 1883, where she was married to the late George Lippert, St. Following his death, she was married to Antone Blater. They moved to a farm in the Freshwater Bay district in 1890 where the family home has been ever since.
Surviving relatives are the husband, Antone Blater; 2 sons, Ed and George Lippert; 2 daughters, Mrs. F J Hart and Miss Lucy Blater; one step-son Frank Blater; and 7 grandchildren. There are 2 sisters; Mrs. Carl Oxenford and Mrs. William Everett of Freshwater; and 3 brothers, Adam, Anton and Andrew Schoeffell, of Pittsburgh, PA.
The late Mrs. Blater was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, this
city. Funeral services will be held 2pm Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church with the pastor, Rev. E H Beilstein, officiating. Burial
will be in Freshwater cemetery, Christman Mortuary in charge.
Esther A. Danielson Boe
Clallam Bay--Memorial services will be scheduled later for longtime Clallam County resident Esther A. Boe, 93, of Clallam Bay. Mrs. Boe died Thursday, Oct 26, 1995 in Port Angeles.
She was born July 3, 1902, in Chicago, to Alfred and Augusta Kemper Danielson. At age 5, she came to the Royal-Ozette area, where her family homesteaded on the Hoko River.
She married Sam Iverson in 1921; he died in 1933. She married Albert Boe in 1935; he died in 1987. Mrs. Boe was a charter member of the Royal Grange.
Survivors include sons Ivan Iverson and Albert Jr., both of Clallam Bay, and Norman of Lynnwood; daughters Ethel Dinius and Dolly Nicholas, both of Port Hadlock, and Darlene Shofstall of Port Angeles; brother George Danielson and sisters Helen Taylor and Emily Murray, all of Port Angeles; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Harper-Ridgeview Chapel is in charge.
Ole Boe (d June 3, 1934)
Ole Boe, 69, a resident of Royal, near Lake Ozette for the past 35 years, passed away at the family home this morning. Mr. Boe, one of the best-known residents of the west end of the county was born in Norway April 26, 1865 and 35 years ago took up a homestead in the Ozette district and hewed out a home there, packing all his supplies and household goods in on his back.
Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Britta Boe, 2 sons Emmett and Albert, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Weel, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Palmquist, all of this county and a brother, Edward Boe of Honolulu.
Funeral services, under the direction of Lyden and Freeman of Port Angeles, are to be held at Royal Sunday afternoon at 1pm with Rev. V E Davis of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Royal cemetery.
Mr. Boe was of a sturdy type of pioneer American Citizenship and did much to help build up Clallam County. All oldtime residents of the county knew Ole Boe and will sorrow at his passing.
Charles Percy Bork (d May 4, 1969)
Funeral services for Charles Percy Bork, 73, of 112 W 6th St., Port Angeles, will be at 2pm Wednesday in McDonald Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mr. Bork died Sunday in Port Angeles. He was born the son of Charles Bork in Port Angeles in October, 1895, and was graduated from high school here in 1915. He was married to Ivy Jordon in Port Angeles in January, 1928.
During his high school days he was prominent in athletics and maintained his interest in sports during his adult life. Following the death of his father in 1925, Mr. Bork operated the Johnson and Bork Paint Store in Port Angeles.
He was a U S Navy veteran of W.W.I, a life member of the Elks Lodge 69, and was a director of Port Angeles Savings and Loan Association.
Survivors include his widow; a son, William Bork of Port Angeles; a daughter Mrs. Nora Lynn Arnold, Tacoma; and five grandchildren.
McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Henry Borseth (d Sep 27, 1922)
Mrs. Henry Borseth, an old-time resident of the Ozette lake county, passed away several days ago after having been ailing for some time and her death was not a surprise to friends and relatives. He leaves a husband, Henry Borseth, and a daughter, Mildred Borseth, both of whom live at the home near Ozette.
Anna Bourm [d 10 Sep 1932]
In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Clallam County N2242 Notice of hearing final report and petition for distribution
In the matter of the Estate of Anna Bourm, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that J W Bourm, administrator of the estate of Anna Bourm, deceased, has rendered and presented for settlement to and file with the Clerk of the Superior Court of said County and State his final account and report and petition for distribution as such administrator subject to petition of surviving spouse and that Monday, the third day of February, 1936, at 10am at the court room of our said Superior Court at Port Angeles, in said County, has been duly appointed by our Superior court for the Settlement of the Final Report, at which time the Court is asked to settle such report, distributing the property to the heirs or persons entitled to the same and discharge the said administrator.
Witness, the Hon. John M Ralston, Judge of the said Superior Court and the seal of said Court affixed this 6th day of January, 1936.
Harvey E Haggard Clerk of the Superior Court J W Lindsay, Attorney for Estate Jub. Jan. 6-13-1936
Joseph William Bourm
Joseph William Bourm, 89, former resident of Clallam Co., died at Onago, Kans. Nov. 23, 1964. Services were held at Verschelden Funeral Home in St. Mary's on Nov. 27. Burial was in the family plot at Holton, Kan. He was born at Grinnel, Iowa July 7, 1875. He resided in Clallam Co. most of his life, coming to Port Crescent about 1900 where he worked in logging camps and operated a dairy farm at Joyce for many years. On June 27, 1903 he married Anna Skavdal at Port Crescent, who died Sept 12, 1932. Survivors are: Anna May Hill, Lawrence, Kan; Goldia Bourm, Emmett, Kan; Fern Brown, Oskaloosa, Kan; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Goldie Edwards. Mr. Bourm had been living with his sister Goldia in Emmett, Kan. for the past 14 years.
Thomas Milton Bourm ( d Dec 31, 1931 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 31, 1931 )
Thomas Milton Bourm, 59, well known here as former chief of the police of Port Angeles, passed away at 12:10 this morning at the family home, 1104 S Cherry St. Death resulted from uremic poisoning, followed by a stroke, the condition being brought on due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident 4 years ago.
Mr. Bourm served the city of 6 years under appointment from Mayor W B Hendrick, instituted the system of uniforming policemen and also established a motorcycle patrol. He retired a year ago and for the past 6 months has been operating a service station at 8th and Lincoln St.
Mr. Bourm was born on March 28, 1872 on a farm near Grin[--?--], IA. He lived on the farm some years and then moved with his parents to Phillipsburg, KS, where a farm was operated. He married to Tenna Kemper at Phillipsburg on Sep 19,1892.
Following the wedding the young couple moved to Wyoming and operated a large ranch for 19 years. Later they moved to Lava Springs, ID where Mr. Bourm operated an automobile garage.
The family moved to Port Angeles in 1917, purchased a ranch on the Lyre River road and after a year's residence they moved to Port Angeles.
He was a devoted husband and loving father.
William Morton Bowlby (d July 29, 1948)
Funeral services for William Morton Bowlby, West End pioneer and beloved resident of Forks, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational Church in Forks at 2pm. Rev. Robert Baldwin, Pastor at the Neah Bay Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. Musical selection were rendered by Mrs. Thomas Mansfield who was accompanied by Mrs. U S Ford at the piano.
William Morton Bowlby passed away in a Port Angeles Hospital Sunday evening following a lingering illness of several years and was at the time of his death 81 years, nine months and eighteen days old.
Born in Sharpsville, IN October 7, 1866, he attended school there and later went to college at Indianapolis.
December 28, 1892 he was married to Lulu B Henderson at Whiteland, Indiana and to this union was born 3 children, 2 daughters and a son.
Mr. Bowlby first came to Port Angeles 50 years ago and shortly after that time came to Forks with Harvey Lesure. It was here that he took up a homestead and timber claim. In 1901 his wife and 2 children came west to Forks. The trip was made from Seattle to Clallam Bay via boat. From there the party continued in a covered wagon and after a hard day of travel over "punching" road spent the night at the half-way house near what is now Sappho. Bright and early the next morning the travelers continued on to Forks, reaching here in the evening. the family remained here and also lived at Quillayute, returning to the east in 1901. Mr. Bowlby returned to Forks in a short time to look after business interests.
It was in 1902 that Mr. Bowlby was appointed deputy county assessor and later deputy county treasurer.
In 1903 he again left for the east where he was employed until 1925 at various positions which included being a salesman in charge of a large area, a reporter or the Indianapolis News; court reporter at Indianapolis and a buyer for a livestock yard at St. Louis, IL.
Returning to Forks in 1925, he was employed on a number of different jobs. In the 30's he was appointed Justice of the Peace for the area surrounding Forks and it was from this position that he gained the name "Judge" by which he was always called until his death.
Judge Bowlby had a great love for the ocean and in the later 30's he and his partner built a cabin at Jackson Creek to which they retreated in 1937 "to get away from the world." They lived there for more than a year and then moved back to Forks. However, every summer until just recently the Judge spent a vacation at his cabin usually accompanied by one of his grandsons.
Judge Bowlby was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Presbyterian Church in Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives include his 2 daughters, Ruth H Spaulding of Sharpsville, IN and Lucy Gehres of CA and his son Wm H Bowlby of Clallam Bay; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ellen Evelyn Epperson Boyd ( d 18 Mar 1934 Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 19, 1934 )
Mrs. Ellen Evelyn "Grandma" Boyd, 85, with 100 direct descendants and more than 150 relatives in Port Angeles and Clallam County died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Arnett [thus], Sunday morning at 1:30 after an illness of only 2 days. Mrs. Boyd, known as Grandma to hundreds of people, has 10 children, 45 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren in Port Angeles or nearby.
Ellen Evelyn Epperson was born in Madison County, Indiana, Dec 13, 1845. She was married to Samuel Boyd Dec 13, 1868 in Harrison County, Iowa. Thirteen children were born to the union, and 10 of them survive.
The couple came west in 1902, and Mr. Boyd, a veteran of the Civil War, died 30 years ago. Mrs. Boyd came to Port Angeles to be with her children who were living here.
There are 6 sons and 4 daughters. The sons are: J W Boyd, Eden Valley; S L Boyd, C A Boyd, R H Boyd, H O Boyd, E P Boyd, all of Port Angeles. The daughters are: Mrs. Ed Arnott [thus], Mrs. Jake Bartholemew, Mrs. Ned Taft, all of Port Angeles and Mrs. Harry Dorr, Seattle.
Surviving also are 2 brothers, J A Epperson, Port Angeles and W J Epperson, Missouri Valley, IA. There is 1 sister, Mrs. S E Deal, Deming, Washington.
Besides these are the 45 grandchildren , 42 great-grandchildren and 50 more other relatives living here.
The late Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Ladies of the G A R. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral announcements will be made later.
James William Boyd
James William Boyd, 84, pioneer sawmill operator and farmer of Eden Valley, died Friday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home with Dr. Oscar Adam officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Mr. Boyd was one of the last persons in Clallam County to use oxen in the woods and on his farm. His ox team was a feature on the streets here half a century ago in Port Angeles Washington, and was used in an Elks Lodge parade on Front Street in 1910 during the State Convention. He married Mrs. Ora Epperson her Oct. 18, 1918. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ora Boyd, at home, a son Frank Boyd, Skagway, Alaska. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Arnette and Mrs. Etta Speigel, both of Port Angeles; Mrs. Madge Bartholomew, Sequim, Wash; Mrs. Cloa Door, Wrangell, Alaska; three brothers, Henry, Orsen and Edward Boyd, all of Port Angeles; a stepson, Ben Epperson, Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. [No dates were given in source; marriage certificate dated Oct 18, 1918 states ages of both parties as "legal"; this was his third marriage]
William Earl Boyd (March 24, 1942)
Funeral services for William Earl Boyd, 39, fatally injured in a Portland accident Friday, will be at the Christman Mortuary Thursday afternoon at 2:30. the Rev. H R Cederberg will officiate and burial will be at Mount Angeles Cemetery,
For many years a resident of Clallam County, Mr. Boyd had been employed at the Northwest Copper and Sheet Metal Works in Portland for the past year. He was injured early Friday morning in a accident the metal works and passed away at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in a Portland hospital.
William Earl Boyd was born March 28, 1902 in Hunnycreek, IA and came to Port Angeles with his father, J W Boyd, his brother and sister in 1904.
He grew to manhood and attended schools at Mount Pleasant. For many years Mr. Boyd was employed by the county road department as an operator of road equipment. His marriage to Sylvia Rhodes of Sheridan OR took place Oct 22, 1927 and two children were born to the union.
Surviving are his widow, Sylvia Body [thus]; two children, Roger Rhodes Boyd and William Fred Boyd; his father and step-mother Mr. and Mrs. J W Boyd of Eden Valley; one brother Frank Boyd of Port Angeles, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Mooney of Seattle; a step-brother Ben Epperson of Port Angeles and several nieces and nephews.
The East Moreland Mortuary of Portland was in charge in that city and shipped the remains to Port Angeles for funeral services here.
George F Brackett ( Sequim Press issue of 7 Feb 1930 )
George F Brackett, the well known Sequim blacksmith, died on Friday morning at 5 o'clock from the third attack of paralysis he had suffered in the past three years. He had the first stroke while on a motor trip to his old home in Minnesota three years ago. The second was last September, and the third and fatal one was last Thursday.
Deceased was born in Webster, Mass, Aug 23, 1868. When he was three years of age the family moved to Detroit Lakes, Minn. At that place he grew to manhood. He married Annabel Tyndall in 1900. In 1903, Mr. and Mrs. Brackett moved to Sequim on the advice of his former fellow-townsman, Walter Long, and remained here ever since that time. They have one daughter, Mrs George Main of Port Angeles and one foster daughter, Lucille Balch of Sequim.
Surviving him, besides his widow and two daughters, are a grandson, Warren Brackett Main, who was the "apple of his eye." Other Survivors are his sisters, Mrs Robert W Long and Mrs Harley Edgington, of Sequim.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, the burial service being conducted by John Vint of Port Townsend.
The many good deeds George Brackett did remain as sweet consolation
to those who mourn his passing. These deeds were performed unostentatiously.
The public never heard of them. He was noted as a 'square shooter'
in life. In his younger days he was one of the leading amateur baseball
players of Minnesota and long after he came to Sequim he was one of the
old stand-by guards who could always be depended upon to carry on for his
home community. In every walks of life, in business, in good clean
sports and in everything else in which he engaged he was an enthusiast,
and in places he frequently visited he will be missed a great deal.
Henry C Bradshaw (Jan 6, 1974 )
Henry C. Bradshaw, 91, a former resident of Clallam and Jefferson Counties died in Lincoln City, Ore. Jan 6, 1974, after a short illness. He was the last of a pioneer family who came to Clallam Co. from Brownwood Tex. in the late 1800's. He was a WW I veteran and a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife Elsie at their home in Lincoln City; a son Clayton and two granddaughters of Cleveland, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews on the Olympic Peninsula.
Charles F Brant ( d Sept 19, 1973 )
A funeral service for Charles F. Brant, 86, Sequim, was this morning at 11 o'clock in the Sequim Valley Chapel with the Rev. Floyd G. Torrence officiating. Interment followed in Ocean View Cemetery. Mr. Brant died Wednesday in Sequim. He was born Feb 8, 1887 in Kansas and married Carrie Rolling June 17, 1946 in Port Angeles. He came to Port Angeles as a small child and resided here ever since. He was employed as a logger and farmer and prior to his retirement he worked as a ditch walker. He is survived by his widow, Carrie, Sequim; several nieces and nephews.
George Brazil (Jan 28, 1974 )
George Brazil, 82, died Jan 28, 1974. Services will be at Sequim Valley Chapel Thursday at 1 pm with the Rev. Floyd G. Torrence officiating. Burial will be in the Dungeness Cemetery. He resided at 151 Bell St. Born July 7, 1891 in Pt. Townsend to Mr. and Mrs. Charels Brazil, he came to Sequim with his parents when he was 2 years old and lived here all his life, farming near Sequim for many years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lillie B. Waltz of Sequim. Pallbearers will be Walter Still, William Merrill, John Bolan, Alfred Fasola, George McComb and Elmer Wilder.
Laura Eacrett Breining ( d Feb 18, 1935 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 20, 1935 )
Mrs. John N Breining, 39, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W S Eacrett of Dry Creek, died of pneumonia Monday morning at Poulsbo, her home. She was ill only 4 days.
Mrs. Breining, the former Miss Laura Eacrett, was born at Dry Creek on May 3, 1895. She graduated from the Port Angeles high school and later attended business college at Seattle. On Nov 12, 1924 she married John N Breining in Seattle. Mrs. Breining was a member of the Poulsbo Grange.
Surviving relatives include Mr. Breining, a daughter, Vina the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W S Eacrett of Dry Creek; a brother, Elmer, and a sister, Mrs.. Lillian Rasmussen of Alaska.
Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary Friday at 2pm, Rev. Erle Howell conducting the rites. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.
Hazel J Bright ( dJune 1, 1971 )
Mrs. Hazel J. Bright, 86, died Thursday . Services will be held at the LaPush Community Center a t 1 pm Monday. Oliver Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow In LaPush Cemetery with Harper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was born in LaPush Mar 28, 1885 and was a member of the Indian Shaker Church of LaPush. Surveyors: daughter Violet Black of Tacoma, and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pall bearers will be Allen Mason, Richard Hicks, Earl Penn, Chris Penn, Jr., Charles Harrison and Clarence Black.
John Brolock [buried May 16, 1934 Oceanview Cemetery]
John Brolock, 69, for the past 40 years a resident of Port Angeles passed away in Hoquiam, WA on Sunday evening after a short illness at the home of his daughter Mrs. J B Sonnebend.
Well-known here as a carpenter and heavy property owner, Mr. Brolock retired from active business several years ago, living in Port Angeles until recently when he left for Hoquiam to make his home with his daughter. His wife passed away in Port Angeles in 1931.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. J S Sonnebend and granddaughter Maxine Sonnebend, both living in Hoquiam.
Funeral services will be from the Christman Mortuary at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.
Lena O Brolock ( d Aug 14, 1931 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 15, 1931 )
Mrs. Lena O Brolock, 65, for 37 years a resident of Port Angeles, passes away at the family residence 806 W 5th St at 4:30pm Friday after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Brolock was born on December 23, 1866 in Norway. She came to Port Angeles and married John Brolock here on December 10, 1894. She was a great lover of nature, and had a beautiful lawn and flower garden.
She is survived by her husband John Brolock; daughter Mrs. J F Sonnabend, Hoquiam and granddaughter Maxine Sonnabend, Hoquiam, and two brothers and two sisters in Norway.
Funeral services will be from the Christman Mortuary at 2:30pm Monday with Rev. E H Beilstein of the Lutheran Church in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Francis N Broughton (d Jan 29, 1968)
Francis N Broughton, 76, 118 S Washington, died in Port Angeles Monday after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Cole officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mr. Broughton was born in Chicago, IL in 1891. He came to the Olympic Peninsula with his parents in 1902. He attended school in the Blue Mountain area.
He was married to Edna Caskey in Port Angeles in 1926. Mr. Broughton worked in the logging industry....until retirement.
He attended Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife Edna in Port Angeles,, a son Francis, Jr., of San Francisco, CA, 3 sisters, Mrs. William C Gellor, Mrs. Marie Atterberry and Mrs. Dorothy Malchou all of Port Angeles. Five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Daisy M Brown (d 1965)
Memorial services for Daisy M Brown, 95, former resident of Port Angeles, will be held Monday, 1pm at the Lewis Funeral Home in Bremerton. Mrs. Brown died Wednesday at Panorama City, Olympia.
She was born Feb 11, 1871 in Monroe County, WI, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lathan Dennison [Stewart]. She was a descendant of Elder William Brewster who came to this country on the Mayflower and preached the first Thanksgiving sermon.
Mrs. Brown graduated from the Bismark High School in 1888 where she had been an accomplished accompanist and singer. She was the oldest living graduate of the school and had received 2 honorary diplomas at her 50th and 60th reunions.
She majored in music at the University of Dakota while Dakota was still a territory. She had lived in Washington since 1890, when her parents moved to Port Angeles. Here, she was a teacher of piano, had a music store and was a leader in all the musical activities of the community.
As wife of local attorney, Clarence P Brown, she was also active in all the service and fraternal organizations.
Later, Mrs. Brown moved to Seattle where she was accompanist for the Louis Victor Saar Studio. In 1936 she moved to Bremerton, where in 1955, she was awarded a life membership in the State and National Federation of Music Clubs. She was an honorary life member of the Port Angeles Ladies Music al Club and Esther Chapter, OES. She was organist of the Esther Chapter for many years.
Mrs. Brown was president of the Business and Professional women in 1935-36.... In May 1943 she received a award a Victory Square in Seattle for selling the most bonds of any member of BPW.
She was also past regent of Michael Trebert Chapter DAR; member of Port Angles Reading Club; PEO; Daughters of the Nile Hatasu Temple.
Mrs. Brown had been organist for the Christian Science Church of Port Angeles for many years; also First and Second Reader.
Survivors are a daughter Dorothy E Brown of Panorama City; and a son, Stewart H Brown of Aberdeen.
Interment will follow memorial services Monday at Acacia Part Cemetery in Seattle.
Ernest C Brown ( d Mar 1933 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Apr 10, 1933 )
Ernest C Brown, 60, died at his home, 1108 W 8th St, Saturday night at 9 o'clock after a years' illness.
The late Mr. Brown came to Port Angeles 32 years ago, first being employed for many years as yard foreman for the Filion Mill company and later and until taken sick a year ago as grinderman for the Washington pulp and Paper Company. Mr. Brown was a member of Port Angeles Lodge of Moose No.991 and of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Brown was born in Broome, Canada, December 30, 1873, and came to the United States when very young. He was married to Miss Gertrude Baker at Morrisville, Vermont, September 1, 1901 and they came here the same year.
Surviving relatives are the widow and 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Solf of Port Angeles and Mrs. Leonard Barrett of Port Townsend. There are 3 grandchildren, on half-brother and 2 half-sisters living in California and Boston, MA.
W Edson Brown
Funeral services for former Port Angeles City Council Member W Edson Brown, 87, will be at 11am Saturday at Mount Angeles Memorial Park with the Revs. Larry Nicholson and ken Dooley officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 10am Saturday at Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel Mr. Brown died Wednesday, April 22, 1992 in Port Angeles.
He was born Oct 7, 1904 in Wausau, NE to Emory and Clara Brown. He married Clara Brickey in 1931; she died in 1968. He married Barbara Staley in 1971; she died in March 1992.
Mr. Brown graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1923 and attended College of Puget Sound for 2 years. He worked for Olympic Nash prior to Sequim First National Bank and Port Angeles National Bank. He also worked in partnership with J Lyle Beam Insurance. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Port Angeles Elks, Peninsula Golf Club, Rotary Club, Study Club, Town and Gown Dance Club; he served on the Girl Scout Board and was a member of the Port Angeles City Council from 1952 to 1958. He also participated in local community chorus and quartet singing.
Survivors include sons Thomas E Brown of Guam; stepsons Albert Staley of Tacoma and Gregory Staley of Seattle; daughters Sue Roesch of California and Barbara Waid of Puyallup, stepdaughters Beverly Staley of California and Katherine McCay of Yakima; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.
Gertrude Baker Brown [b 1877]
A funeral service will be at 2pm Monday for Gertrude B. "GraGra" Brown, 100, who died Wednesday in Port Angeles. She live at 1038 W 5th St. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Kenneth Dooley. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mrs. Brown was born March 25, 1877 in Hyde Park, VT, the daughter of James and Emma Baker. She was married to Ernest Brown, who predeceased her in 1933. Mrs. Brown lived on Pine Hill in Port Angeles from 1903 to 1920, and has been a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1903.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Barrett, Jr. of Coeur D'Alene, ID and Mrs. Fred Solf of Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren 4 nieces and 6 nephews.
Captain Gilbert Brown (d 1965)
Captain Gilbert C Brown, 75, 921 1/2 E Front St, a master marine and veteran of two world wars, died in a Seattle hospital Friday after several months' illness.
Masonic funeral services with Port Angeles Lodge 69 officiating will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday a 1pm with burial in Ocean View Cemetery.
Capt. Brown was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S Brown born June 17, 1887 at Marysville, Ohio. He came to Port Angeles with his parents in 1896.
His father was a teacher many years in Port Angeles schools. Capt. Brown attended some grade schools in Grafton, WV and finished grade school in the Lincoln Heights school. The family home was on West 8th St in Lincoln Heights. He later attended the Old Central High School until the spring of 1903 when he went to sea. For the next 2 years he sailed to Australia, Chili and Germany aboard the Borg Sea King. Before he was 30 years of age he had his master's ticket, permitting him to sail any ocean in either sail or steam in command of any ship of any tonnage. For 25 years he was master of ships of the Lunckenbach Steamship Co. After serving in 2 world wars, he retired from the seas in 1947 as a lieutenant commander.
He came to Port Angeles 12 years ago after his retirement. He spent many hours at the boat haven where he had a power boat. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, all Scottish Rite bodies in Seattle, Nile Temple of the Order of Mystic Shrine and the Port Angeles Shrine Club and Royal Arch Chapter here. He was a life member of the Port Townsend Elk's Lodge, life member of the Marine Society of New York and Military Order of World Wars and of the Clallam County Historical Society [as well as] of the US Naval Reserve of Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives include 2 brother, Freed and Wesley Brown, both of Seattle, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Morris and Mrs. Oren Kelly, both of Port Angeles and many nieces and nephews.
Grace Grant Brown
Mrs. Grace G. Brown, a former resident of Port Angeles and Sequim, died in Seattle Monday . (no date on article) She was born near Tacoma July 22, 1878, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Grant. Her father was later a founder of the Port Angeles Cooperative Colony and a pioneer in starting irrigation in the Dungeness Valley. She was graduated from Port Angeles High School and earned her teacher's diploma form Ellensburg Normal about 1898. She taught at Taboux, Quilcene, Port Ludlow and in Port Angeles. She married Charles E. Reid in 1902. He died in 1935. She later married Ivan C. Brown. They resided in Seattle in the Queen Anne District. She was a charter member of the Women's Auxiliary of the National Postal Transport Association and a member of Queen Anne Chapter No. 209 of the OES.
Lila Whittington Brown
Lila Whittington Brown, 83, of 220 W 2nd St, died Tuesday. (June 15, 1965)
Services will be at 11am Friday in the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas M Hostetler officiating. Cremation will follow.
Born Dec. 5, 1881 in Allegheny, Pa., Mrs. Brown came to Port Angeles in 1898 and has lived her much of the time since.
She was a charter member of the Clallam County Historical Society. She was also a member of the Port Angeles Pioneers Club and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Sept. 9, 1950, she and Charles H Brown were married in Port Angeles. Mr. Brown Survives here. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Delmar Smith of Lake Oswego, Ore., a son Arthur C Peterson of New Jersey; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Stewart H. Brown (The Daily News issue of July 16, 1986 )
A memorial service for Stewart H. Brown, 85, a Port Angeles native, will be at 2pm Thursday in Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Mr. Brown died Monday, July 14, 1986, in a Hoquiam nursing home. There was cremation under direction of Whiteside Memorial Chapel of Aberdeen with inurnment to be in Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle.
He was born in Port Angeles July 19, 1900, to Clarence and Daisy Brown. He attended Port Angeles schools, and as a young man worked on his grandfatherís farm, and also helped plant trees on the Sol Duc burn for the US Forest Service. He attended the University of Washington, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and was coxswain on the universityís rowing team. Following graduation, he had several jobs, and then became a clerk at The Toggery in Port Angeles.
He started working for Sears, Roebuck, And Co. in Seattle in 1927, and served in various positions including manager of retail source of supply for the Seattle mail order store. In 1946 he became merchandise manager in Yakima and then assistant manager. In 1951 he was promoted to manager of the Aberdeen store, where he retired in 1964.
Mr. Brown was a member and past president of the Aberdeen Rotary Club. He belonged to the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Afifi Temple of Shrine in Tacoma. He was a life member and past secretary-treasurer of the Shrine patrol, and a past president and life member of the Grays Harbor Shrine Club. He also was a member of Rhododendron Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and many other fraternal and civic bodies in Aberdeen.
On March 3, 1935 he married Daily Bucy in Seattle. She survives in Aberdeen.
Sadie Goldwater Brownrigg (d 5-21-1956)
Sadie Goldwater Brownrigg, 70, of 316 W 5th St, pioneer Port Angeles resident, died here Sunday morning after an illness of 6 months.
Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Wednesday at 1pm with the Rev. Oscar M Adam officiating. Cremation will follow.
Members of the Mountain View Rebeka Lodge will meet at the McDonald Funeral Home at 12:45pm Wednesday to attend the funeral.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A Goldwater, born in Chicago, IL Aug 21, 1885. She came to Port Angeles with her parents in 1887. The original Goldwater home was at the corner of Front and Lincoln Streets. Mrs. Brownrigg attended Old Central School and lived here all her life.
Surviving are a brother Benjamin Goldwater of Port Angeles.
Leila E Bruce ( d April 22, 1968 )
Mrs. W. W. Bruce [Leila E], 79, of 235 W. 5th St., died in Port Angeles Monday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Elbert Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Mount Angeles Mausoleum. Members of the Presbyterian Church will be pallbearers. She was born in McDonaugh, Ga. in 1888. She was a resident of Port Angeles for 41 years, coming to this area from Florida. She attended grade school and high school in Atlanta, Ga. and Erskine College in Due West, SC. She married W.W. Bruce in 1908 in Atlanta. He was a practicing attorney and former prosecuting attorney in Clallam Co. He died in 1937. She was an active member of the community in all phases; a member of the Presbyterian Church, a Sunday School Teacher for many years and a member of the Port Angeles Reading club. She was employed as secretary for the County School District for many years, serving as secretary to former school superintendent Inex McLaughlin and Harold Ruthruff, the present superintendent. She retired in 1958. She was also employed as secretary for the Olympic Health District. She enjoyed gardening and church work until her illness a year ago. She is survived by two sons, Wallace of Rolling Hills, Calif., William, Jr. of Seattle; daughter Mrs. Henry Reis of Napa, Calif.; sister Mrs. W. F. Phillips of Port Angeles; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mamie Guptil Brumfield (d Feb 8, 1943) [bu Feb 10, 1943 Oceanview Cemetery]
Mrs. Mamie Brumfield, 70 year old pioneer and widow of the late Willard Brumfield, died this morning in a local hospital.
She was born in Machias, Maine, on April 21, 1873, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. H M Guptil. While still a young girl she came with her parents to Port Ludlow. They moved to Port Angeles in 1899 and on Dec 14, 1892 Mamie Guptil became the bride of Willard Brumfield.
Brumfield was in the abstract and title business, later becoming a lawyer, and was active in both capacities until his death in 1936. The firm, Brumfield and Davis Abstract Company still bears his mane.
Mrs. Brumfield is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Davis of Port Angeles; a brother Thomas H Guptil of Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Ella McCully of Geneseo, IL; a granddaughter, Margaret Davis, and a great-granddaughter, Judith Reynolds.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Willard Brumfield ( d Feb 9, 1936 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 10, 1936 ) [Note: Oceanview Cemetery records give bu Feb 9, 1936]
Willard Brumfield, 75, first mayor to be elected in Port Angeles, and one of the city's most distinguished pioneer citizens, died very suddenly Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. The late Judge Brumfield had lived here almost continuously since 1885.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow, Tuesday, afternoon at the Christman Mortuary with Rev. C E Fulmer in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Willard Brumfield was born on March 1, 1861 at Cooperstown, NY, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Brumfield. He graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and belonged to the Phi Beta Theta.
Immediately after graduation, Mr. Brumfield joined the United States Army and served with a cavalry regiment at Fort Meyer, VA. After his first service he reenlisted in the army and was assigned to the signal corps.
As an army signal corps member he was sent from Washington, DC to Port Angeles in 1885 to assist the late William Bell in establishing the weather bureau station and after its establishment went to Tatoosh Island in charge of the station and telegraph office there. Later, Mr. Brumfield was sent to Roseburg, OR to relieve Mr. Bell, who came here as operator. Later Mr. Brumfield was attached to the garrison at Fort Assinoboine, MT, where he received an honorable discharge from the army in 1890.
He was married to Miss Mamie Guptil, daughter of Captain and Mrs. H M Guptil, here on Dec 14, 1892. He was admitted to the bar in 1905. Previous to practicing law he was in the drug business here. He early entered the abstract business that he followed until his death.
Judge Brumfield was United States Commissioner and Court Commissioner at the time of his death and was for half a dozen years Justice of the Peace here. He was partner in the Brumfield-Davis Abstract Company.
Mr. Brumfield was one of 2 remaining charter members of Port Angeles Lodge No. 69 F &A M. He was the oldest past master of the lodge. He was also a member of the Knights Templar and Nile Temple of the Mystic Shrine and of the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving relatives are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph E Davis and 2 granddaughters, the Misses Elaine and Margaret Davis, all of Port Angeles. Active Pallbearers at the funeral will be Merton Davis, John Schweitzer, A J Deming, John M Wilson, W B Smith, and Jack Henson. The honorary Pallbearers are J P Christensen, G M Lauridsen, Frank Beahan, Frank P Fisher, S J Lutz, Thomas Geisness, J E Beam, H M Fisher, Willis Mathewson and Judge John M Ralston.
Delbert M Buchanan (d Nov 4, 1971)
Graveside services will be held at 2pm, Nov 9, at Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, for Delbert M Buchanan, 72, who died Thursday at his home in Silverdale after a lengthy illness.
Born in Port Angeles on Oct 28, 1889, he was employed here [Port Angeles] by Black Ball Freight Service until 1965. After spending a year in California, he moved to Silverdale [WA]
Surviving are a daughter, Betty, Mrs. Felix Church, Silverdale; a sister, Mrs. Madel [thus] Johnson, Seattle, and a brother, Clyde Buchanan, Paradise, CA.
Jens S Bugge, Sr. [no date]
Jens Samuel Bugge, Sr., 77, former Clallam County Treasurer, died here [Port Angeles] Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday at 2pm with the Rev. Carl E Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Bugge was born in Urness, MN, March 31, 1882. He came to Sequim in 1906 to be associated with his bothers in the operation of a dry goods store. He married Ethel Jones in Sequim Aug 7, 1912. She died here May 3, 1944.
Mr. Bugge was Clallam County Treasurer for 12 years until 1958. He was Postmaster at Sequim in 1910 and a charter member of the Sequim Masonic Lodge. He was Mayor of Sequim from 1918 to 1927 and 1933 to 1941 and a city councilman there when the town was incorporated and served from 1923 to 1927. Mr. Bugge was Sequim Fire Chief from 1923 to 1927 and a past president of the Washington State Firemen's Association. [Many other Masonic, Elks, Sons of Norway, Olympic Knife and Fork Club, Order of the Amaranth, and Clallam County Selective Service Board affiliations.]
Surviving relatives include his sons, Jens Samuel Bugge, Jr., Sequim; a sister Mrs. Soniva Egge, St. James, MN; 4 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Gladys F Cays Bunnell (d May 11, 1977)
Funeral for Gladys F Bunnell, 82, 1116 E Lauridsen Blvd., will be 11am Friday at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Storm of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mrs. Bunnell died Wednesday in Port Angeles. She was born a member of a Dungeness are pioneer family May 15, 1894 in Dungeness to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E Cays. She attended Dungeness School and married Harry Bunnell Aug 20, 1914 in Port Angeles. A member of St. Andrew's, she also was affiliated with Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include son Gordon Bunnell, Port Angeles; daughter Mrs. Jack (Leone) McDonald, Port Angeles; sisters Mrs. Loyd (Thelma) Fisher, Arizona; and Leone Winans, Port Angeles, and four grandchildren.
Harry N Bunnell
Harry N. Bunnell, 81, died Feb 22, 1973 Port Angeles. Services will beheld at Ridgeview Chapel Monday at 11 am. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery with members of the Elks Lodge officiating. He resided at 711 S. Race St. He was born Jan 31, 1892 in Walworth, Wis. to William E. Bunnell. He attended schools in Wisconsin. He came to Marysville in the early 1900's and later to Sequim. He married Gladys Cays in Port Angeles Aug 20, 1914. He came to Port Angeles in 1926 and worked as a logger, also for the state highway department. He worked for the City of Port Angeles and retired from PenPly in 1959. He was a life member of BPOE 353. His widow [Gladys Cays] survives at the family home. Other survivors are a son Gordon and a daughter Mrs. Jack McDonald, both of Port Angeles; five sisters, Mrs. Chester Bruce, Mrs. Gerald Lee, Mrs. Lulla Southan, Mrs. Leo Sterling and Mrs. Arden Crabbe, all of California; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Doug Roberson, Richard Hubbard, Gus Bennett, Dale Hofer, Cleo Duncan and Leonard Wilson.
Amy Elizabeth Burdick ( d Oct 1, 1937 )
Mrs. Amy Elizabeth Burdick, 69, wife of A L [ Asa Leondard] Burdick of Port Angeles and mother of a large family well-known in the community, passed away this morning after a lingering illness.
Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home at 2pm Sunday, the Rev. L L Farman officiating and burial following at Ocean View Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Burdick was born in Durante, Wisconsin, Apr 12, 1878. She was married to Asa L Burdick on Jan 29, 1897 in Crookston, Minnesota. To this union were born 13 children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Burdick came to Port Angeles with her husband in 1906 from Graham Island, ND and has resided here ever since.
The surviving family, in addition to the husband includes: 8 daughters, Mrs. Louis Isabell of South Prairie, Washington; Mrs. Wallace Schoenman and Mrs. Carl Londsdale, both of Seattle; Mrs. Roy Wark, Bellingham; Mrs. Don Goodwin, Longview, and Mrs. William Duncan and Amy and Verona Burdick, Port Angeles; 5 sons, Melvin, James, Eugene Donald and George, of Port Angeles, and one brother, Elwin Latchau, of Oberon, ND.
Lucy E Burdick ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 6, 1929 )
Lucy E (Grandma) Burdick who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida McKechnie at 809 S Lincoln St, Tuesday [Nov 5, 1929] had reached the remarkable age of 91 years. Mrs. Burdick came to Port Angeles 27 years ago. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2pm.
Lucy Farnham (Burdick) was born in Westport, NY, Sept 4, 1838. She was married to Ozais B. Burdick May 19, 1858 at Sparta, Wisconsin. Six children were born to the union, four sons and two daughters The children are: George L, Oberon, ND; Oril L, Minnewauken, ND; U G of Fargo, ND; and A L Burdick of Port Angeles; Mrs. Ida L McKechnie of Port Angeles and Mrs. Carl L O'Neill, Salem, OR.
Mr. Burdick, who died here 15 years ago, was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of the Minneapolis Volunteers.
Other survivors besides the sons and daughters are 48 grandchildren. "Grandma" Burdick was one of the best known women of the city. During her early days here she was among the first nurses and volunteered her services to aid many sick persons and could always be depended on to lend a helping hand to her neighbors. She was a very devout member of the Baptist Church, member of the Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge, Woman's Relief Corps, and WCTU.
The funeral will be held from the Christman Mortuary, Thursday at 2pm with the Rev. P C Stannard of the Baptist Church reading the Service. Burial will be in the Grand Army plot of Ocean View Cemetery.
O William Burdick (d Jan 12, 1968)
O [Orlin] William Burdick, 84, of Nanaimo, BC, died Wednesday following a short illness.
Mr. Burdick was born Sep 4, 1884 at Grahams Island, ND and moved to Port Angeles in 1898.
He married Iva Baxter here December  1904. The family lived here until 1910 when they moved to Edmonton, Alberta, until moving to Taylor, BC 10 years ago.
During his life he was a livestock buyer and auctioneer.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Ruth Burdick of Port Angeles and Elsie Marshall of Winfield, Alberta; one son, William H Burdick of Sequim; a sister Jessie James and a brother Earl Burdick. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Laura Ann Dunn King Burns ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 23, 1937 )
Laura Ann Burns, 77, widow of the late DeWitt Burns and mother of Mrs. Alex Harris of Port Angeles passed away at 9am today at the home of her daughter, 103 E 6th St. She had lived in Port Angeles 46 years.
Mrs. Burns, the former Laura Ann Dunn, was born June 5, 1860, in Bureau County, IL. She was married to L K King in Grundy County, MO, in 1877. Two children, both surviving, were born to this union . Mr. King passed away during the "90's."
Mrs. Burns came to Port Angeles April 2, 1891 and was married to DeWitt Burns here in 1900. Mr. Burns preceded her in death on June 24, 1928.
During her years of residence here, Mrs. Burns saw the growth of Port Angeles from a little village on the beach to its present state as one of the thriving smaller cities of the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband, the late Mr. Burns, took a active part in the progress of the community and were widely known among old-time residents. They were prominent in Masonic and Eastern Star circles and in business and home-building over a long period of years.
Mrs. Burns was a member of Esther Chapter No. 19, Order of Eastern Star, the Eastern Star Past Matrons' Club and the Daughters of the Nile of Seattle.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon, final details awaiting word from a son, Lt. W O King, USN, retired, of El Cajon, California. Services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, the Eastern Star Chapter in charge, with burial in the Dungeness Cemetery.
Surviving Mrs. Burns are her daughter, Mrs. Harris, and son, Lt. King; 4 grandchildren, DeWitt Harris of Port Angeles and Bill, Frank and Elinor King of El Cajon; 1 great-grandchild; Olive Mae Harris of Port Angeles; 1 sister, Mrs. Angie Warren of Laredo, MO; 4 brothers, George Dunn of Trenton, MO, Will H Dunn of Sharron, OK; Alonzo Dunn of Hickory, MO; Victor of Gault, MO and a half-sister, Mabel Warren, in MO.
Funeral details will be published Friday.
David Burrowes, 87, a grand pioneer of Sequim, died 10/2/1971 in Edmonds. He resided in Sequim. Funeral services were held at Sequim Valley Chapel today (10/4/71). Burial was in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park, Rev. Floyd Torrence officiating. Ridgeview Chapel was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 1, 1884 on the Palo Alto Road, the son of James Burrowes. He attended the old school house at Sequim Bay. He married Louise Gierin on the Gierin farm in Sequim July 3, 1919. She died in 1965. He played a leading part in many firsts of the area, including the first railroad, first road connecting Clallam and Jefferson counties, first logging truck for logging in the east end of the county, first ferry service and establishment of the first plywood mill. He was a foreman for a crew that strung the first power line from the Elwah River to Pt. Townsend for the first line on the peninsula. From 1914-1918 he owned an auto repair agency in Port Angeles. From 1936-46 he served on the first port commission, as president. Also, he served as president of the Northwest Rivers and Harbors Congress. In 1933 he became a partner with Bradford Fox of Port Angeles, logging in the West End. He retired in 1946 but continued to have interests in much of Clallam County. He was a member of the BPOE 353 in Port Angeles. Survivors include a son, Stanley, of Seattle and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gierin of Sequim.
Isabella Hume Burrowes ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 18, 1928 )
Mrs. James Burrowes, 73, of Sequim, a resident of Clallam County for 70 years, passed away at her home Sunday night, and with her passing the county lost one of its oldest residents and best beloved pioneer women.
Isabella Hume Burrowes was born at Craig Flower, Vancouver Island, in 1855. She was brought to Sequim prairie in 1858 to live iwth her uncle, John Bell, on what is now known as the David Burrowes farm. There were but 7 people on the prairie then, and her aunt, Mrs. John Bell, was the only white woman there.
The wedding of Isabella Hume and James Burrowes was in 1868. Mr. Burrowes had been an English Sailor who settled in Sequim. The young couple resided on what is known as the Henderson place, on Sequim Prairie until 1872 when they took up a homestead at Blyn on which they lived for 53 years. Mr. and Mrs. Burrowes moved from the home farm to Sequim a few years ago.
Mrs. Burrowes, up until the very last days of her life, had a most remarkable memory and could recall many stirring stories of pioneer days in Clallam County and Vancouver Island. She was known by all old-time residents of the county and well beloved by hundreds of people.
Surviving relatives are James Burrowes of Sequim, the husband; 3 sons, Robert and David of Sequim and James of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Thad Wagner of Sequim and Mrs. Bertha Gierin, of Seattle. Mrs. Elizabeth Gierin, another daughter and a son Christopher, died some years ago.
Funeral services are to be held at 2pm Wednesday, Dec 19, at Sequim with Rev. Erle Howell of Port Angeles officiating. the E F Sprague undertaking parlors have charge of the funeral. Burial will be in the family plot in the Dungeness Cemetery.
James Leroy Burrowes
James Leroy Burrowes, Jr., 70, Rt. 2, Box 145, Sequim, member of a pioneer Clallam County Family, born on the family homestead at Blyn, died Saturday. (article gives only date 1962) Funeral services will be held at Sequim Presbyterian Church Wednesday at 2 pm with Rev. Floyd Torrence officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be members of the Jack Grennan American Legion Post of Sequim. Honorary pallbearers are George Clark, Joseph Reposa, P.N. Govan, Jack Scott, Jack Olson and Sanford Keys. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burrowes who were very early settlers in the east end of Clallam County. He was born at Blyn Dec 29, 1892 and attended schools of the county and was a veteran of WW I. He was engaged in various logging enterprises until retiring from that work in 1939 when he concentrated on his dairy farm. He lived in Clallam County all his life and took part in many activities in the east end of the county. He married Karen Bekkar in Victoria, B.C. Nov 24, 1928. He was a member of Sequim Prairie Grange and Jack Grennan American Legion Post #62 of Sequim. Surviving are his wife Karen and a sister, Mrs. E.F. Gierin and a brother David Burrowes, all of Sequim.
Rev. Charles C Butler ( d June 10, 1972))
Funeral services for Rev. Charles C Butler, 61, will be held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Neah Bay Wednesday at 2pm. Burial will be in Neah Bay Cemetery under the direction of Harper Funeral Home. Rev. Lowell Montgomery of Portland, Rev. Martin Girrard of Roseburg and Rev. James Seeley of Port Angeles will officiate.
Mr. Butler was born in Neah Bay, Dec 25, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Butler. He was a member of the Makah Tribe. He married Carolyn Mahone in Port Angeles Sep 7, 1934.
He worked as a logger with Crown Z[ellerbach] for 20 years. For the past 13 years he has been pastor of the Neah Bay Apostolic Faith Church. He also served as the barber in Neah Bay until his retirement in 1971. He served one term on the Makah Tribal Council and for the past six years was a member of the Bureau of Indian Affairs board.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, son Robert and adopted sons Clinton and Paul Hayte of Neah Bay; daughters Charlotte Venske of Neah Bay and Anita Clark of Port Angeles; sisters Lyda Colfax of Neah Bay, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews in Neah Bay and Canada.
Dr. Harold Hearn Butler (d Mar 28, 1964)
Dr. Harold Hearn Butler, 88, 223 W12th St., long-time dental surgeon here, died Friday morning.
Funeral Services will be 1pm Monday at the McDonald Funeral Home with Naval Lodge 353 officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Angeles Mausoleum.
Dr. Butler practiced in Port Angeles more than 50 years. He was born Jan 16, 1876, in London, England. He came to Port Angeles in 1901. He married Bianca Hagenruch in Long Island in 1897. She died in 1962.
He was a member of the Naval Lodge 69, F&AM, American Legion, Goldenagers and was secretary of the Canadian Legion.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Bower and Mrs. Judson Dailey of Port Angeles. 4 sons, Edgar, Ernest, both of Port Townsend, Gordon of New Zealand and Harold of Port Angeles also survive. Miss Evelyn Butler, a sister in Switzerland, 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.
Butler was the subject of an Evening News Peninsula Profile in 1951 when he was completing 50 years of dental practice here. Wandering Scribe Jack Henson trace Butler's career from England to the Fisher building on Front St in 1901.
He took out citizenship papers in 1904 but lost that citizenship because he fought with the Canadian forces in the First World War. He had it restored in Superior Court here after his return.
He and his partner, Dr. N K Mead spent time frequently in the west end of the county, due to lack of available dentists. One day was spent on the mail and passenger boat to Clallam Bay, the next day was spent traveling by horse team and buckboard to Sappho. After noon lunch, the team was fed and the travelers reached Forks by supper of the second day out of Port Angeles.
Often Dr. Butler was called upon to set broken bones or sue up ax wounds or help a midwife deliver a baby.
In 1903 the Butlers filed on a 160 acre homestead back of Blue Mountain, south of Sequim. They lived there from 1906 to 1911. In 1924 they bought 4 1/2 acres north of Lake Crescent. This later became the famous "Bonnie Brae" resort.
Dr. Butler was well-known for his activity in many fields of civic progress. He was an avid salmon fisherman in addition to his public work and private practice.
Asa C Byers ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 14, 1973 )
Funeral services for Asa C Byers, 82, will be held at Ridgeview Chapel Friday at 1pm. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Rev. Kenneth Dooley and members of the Masonic Lodge will officiate.
Mr. Byers died in Port Angeles Monday. He was born June 5, 1890 in Hiawatha, MI. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln [thus]. He came to this area as a child in 1898 and was a mine foreman in coal mines and a logger later years. He worked for the National Park Service before 1958 retirement. He was an avid beachcomber.
He married Bertha Rasmussen in Port Angeles, June 21, 1966. She survives at the family home, 615 E 7th.
Other survivors are a son William of Renton; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Lundberg of Kirkland; brothers Ladd and Ernest of Port Angeles; Harold of Sequim and Ray of Eugene. Five grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive.