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Cairncross, Stuart J
Cameron, Deroe M
Cameron, Emerson Boone
Cameron, Lawrence E
Campbell, Jennie Van Henschell
Capos, John Nicholas
Carlson, Mrs. Edwin Horn
Carter, Ida Simdars
Cashman, Sara Jane Doyle
Cassalery, William (Frank)
Cassel, Charles H
Caven, Buelah Maude
Cayanus, Carl (Charles) F
Cayanus, Ethel V Gillespie
Cays, Charles Edward
Cays, Emma Jane Minor
Cays, Fannie E Stone
Cays, John Wesley
Cedar, Helmi Christiana Thompson
Chambers, Peter B
Chambers, W Francis
Champion, Edwin A
Charles, Gilbert G
Chase, Lena Reynolds
Chernut, Evelyn E Hart
Christensen, Jens Peter
Church, Clara Jane Oberg
Church, Dell F
Church, Edna E Morrell
Church, Lelia M Garfield
Claplanhoo, Arthur E
Claplanhoo, Chief Maquinna Jongie
Clapp, Ida M Carlson
Clark, Elliot K
Clark, James F
Clark, Ollie Belle Costlow
Clark, Sarah Theresa Cline
Clegg, Jennie Gilmore
Clegg, William Henry
Cleveland, Aubrey Charles
Cleveland, Dewey L
Clevenger, Howard M
Cline, Laura Irene Evans
Cline, William Henry
Cloukie, Norman Andrew
Cochran, Bessie Melhuish
Coffey, John W
Combs, Nelson P
Combs, Sarah Mahanda Finch
Conrad, Paul Orvan
Coolidge, John Van
Coon, Katherine A Cassalery
Cooper, Matilda C Fowler
Coventon, Edna Burns
Coventon, Harry E
Cowan, Helma A Nelson
Cowan, John M
Cowan, Joseph Kenneth
Cowan, Mary Emily Mosher
Cowan, Sarah Hannah Martin
Craig, Mary Burcham
Craig, Ralph W
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Stuart J Cairncross (b 4/10/1895; d5/__/1942)
Captain Stuart J. Cairncross, 46, master of the tug Marion and a resident of Port Angeles since 1923, passed away here early today of heart failure after a brief illness. The remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements which will be announced later. Captain Cairncross was born April 10, 1895 at Grafton, ND. He came to Port Angeles from Kalispell, Montana in 1923 and has resided here since. He was employed by the Johnston Tug and Barge Company over 15 years. He was married to Mrs. Pearl Wold June 30, 1929 in Port Angeles. He was a member of the Mates, Mates and Pilots Union and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Pearl Cairncross, Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Margetts, Missoula, Montana; a brother, Charles Cairncross, Seattle, and grandmother, Mrs. Collins, Missoula. Captain Cairncross was widely known in waterfront circles of Puget Sound and had many friends in Port Angeles.
Deroe M Cameron
Funeral services for Deroe M Cameron, 73, will be held at 1pm Wednesday at the Sequim Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Sequim Valley Cemetery.
Born in Burns, OR in 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cameron, Mr. Cameron died Saturday in Sequim.
A former dairy farm owner, he came to Sequim with his parents in 1899 and has lived there ever since. He married the former Alta Gillespie in Sequim on Feb 16, 1927.
Mr. Cameron is survived by his widow Alta in Sequim, 3 sons, David of Sequim, Cecil of Port Angeles and Amos of Port Townsend; and 5 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Hutt and Mrs. Jeanne Lamareaux, both of Occidental, CA.; Mrs. Florence Galson of Singapore, Mrs. Eleanor Adams of Sequim, and Mrs. Shirley Evanson of Klamma, WA. Other survivors include 5 brothers, Larrence [thus] of Ca; Emreson [thus] of Carlsborg, Hugh of Sequim, Paul of Port Angeles, and Howard of Sequim; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Johnson of Sequim and Mrs. Myrtle Hutt of Marysville.
Sequim Valley Chapel is handling the funeral arrangements and Rev. Bruce Gloseclose will officiate at the service.
Emerson Boone Cameron
Emerson Boone Cameron, 87, 1694 Howe Rd, died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Sequim Valley Chapel.
Funeral services for Emerson Boone Cameron, 87, will be at 2pm Friday at the Sequim Valley Chapel with burial to follow at Dungeness Cemetery. Mr. Cameron died in Port Angeles Sunday.
He was born in Pennsylvania March 6, 1893 to Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cameron. Mr. Cameron had lived in the Sequim area most of his life and was a trapper, hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include 2 sons, Boone E Cameron of Port Angeles and Philipp Cameron of Aberdeen; 4 brothers, Hugh and Howard Cameron of Sequim. Paul Cameron of Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Elsie Johnson and Myrtle Hutt, both of Sequim, and 3 grandchildren.
Lawrence E Cameron ( 7/29/1981 )
Funeral services for Lawrence E Cameron, 90, were Tuesday at Oceanside, CA. Burial was at Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery in Gardina, CA. He died July 23 in Escondido, CA.
Mr. Cameron was born July 1, 1891 in Pennsylvania to Amos B and Sarah Cameron. He was a Clallam County pioneer and lived in Port Angeles until 1917.
Survivors include his wife Hulda of Escondido; 3 brothers, Howard and Hugh Cameron of Sequim and Paul Cameron of Port Angeles; 2 sisters Myrtle Hutt and Elsie Johnson, both of Sequim.
Jennie Van Henschell Campbell (d 12/9/1961)
Mrs. Jennie Campbell, 101, died last night. (article dated only 1961; details to be announced "Monday", but not in this clipping) A pioneer woman with a strong dream, she came to Port Angeles in 1901 with her four children and homesteaded a place on Blue Mountain. The place was a one room cabin in a little clearing the family reached by two miles of trail after leaving the end of the road. With no horse or cow, Mrs. Campbell said she had not much of anything to with, but a strong dream, which was strong enough to help her build a home and happy family life for her family and a pleasant place for neighbors to gather. The family moved to Port Angeles in 1909 when her sons Alfred and Francis bought a mill at the Upper Elwah. Her daughters are Mrs. Earline Jacobs and Mrs. Emily Miles. Funeral services will be held at McDonald Funeral Home.
***Undated follow-up article:***
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie E. Campbell, 101, of Port Angeles will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 pm with the Rev. Lloyd F. Holloway officiating. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Campbell died here last Friday. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Julius Van Henchell, born in Wisconsin Aug 4, 1860. She came to Port Angeles with her four children in 1901. Her husband, George Campbell died here in 1921. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Earline Jacobs and Mrs. Emily Miles, and stepson Hubert Campbell, all of Port Angeles. A son by a previous marriage, Francis Stevenson, lives in Anchorage, Alaska. His brother Alfred Stevenson died in a logging accident in 1936. There are seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
John Nicholas Capos ( d 1955 )
Funeral services for John Nicholas Capos, 76, will be held Saturday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home . The Rev. H Gavalas of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle, will officiate. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Capos died here Monday after an illness of 6 days.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Capos, he was born in Cephalonia, Greece June 12 1879. At 10 years of age he went to Constantinople, Turkey with his father and started working.
For a number of years he traveled in Turkey Armenia and Romania. In Armenia, when he was 14 years old, he witnessed a massacre of Armenians by Turkish troops. He was in Romania when the great oil rush was on and the area was filled with stampeders from all over Europe.
Returning to his home town in Greece, he built a home for his parents. He married Stavrula Antipas Oct 8, 1909 in Cephalonia, Greece. Mrs. Capos died here Sep 4, 1950.
Soon after their marriage, the young couple went to San Francisco where he was in the restaurant business until 1916 when they came here with their 4 young children.
Mr. Capos was first employed as a cook in the Washington Cafe at First and Laurel Sts. In 1918, he opened the St. Francis Cafe in the hotel of that name on the north side of Front St between laurel and Oak Streets. The hotel and cafe burned in 1932 In 1934, Mr. Capos established the Duck Inn on the south side of Front St between Lincoln and Laurel Sts. He operated the Duck Inn, in conjunction with Sam Kallas, present owner, until 1947, when he retired.
His 4 sons and 2 daughters all attended Roosevelt High Schools and were prominent in athletics and other activities there. The older boys recall that in the early days of the St. Francis Cafe many of the members of the construction crew of the Washington Pulp and Paper Co. mill, now the Crown Zellerbach Corporation newsprint mill, ate there.
Mr. Capos was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Port Angeles.
Surviving are 6 children, 4 sons; Dr. Nicholas Capos, Chicago, Jerry Capos, San Francisco, Angelo Capos, San Diego, Peter J Capos, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Effie Colompos, Chicago; and Athena Capos, Port Angeles; 5 grandchildren; brother Spiros Capos [rest illegible]
NOTE: in follow-up article is mentioned that the 2 younger of the children were born in Port Angeles.
Mrs. Edwin Horn Carlson
Mrs. Edwin Horn Carlson, 85, an early resident of the Dungeness area and a daughter of Capt. H.W. Horn, a Puget Sound Steamboat captain, died Dec 2, 1973 in Santa Cruz, California. She was born in Port Townsend October 30, 1888. The family settled in the Dungeness Valley in 1895. At that time, Capt. Horn bought the place between Billy Ward and the Martin place. It is now owned by Elliott Clark. (No other data)
Theodore W Carlson
Theodore W. Carlson, 83, died Friday, Mar 8, 1968. Private family services were held today for him at Harper Funeral Home, Rev. Thomas Hostetler officiating. Burial services at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. He was born Oct 14, 1884 in St. Paul, Minn. He worked for Great Northern Railroad as a brakeman for 23 years. He came to Washington State 50 years ago. He was a former member of Eagles Lodge in Seattle. He is survived by his wife, Emma M. Carlson, Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Dorene Thompson, Bothell, and Mrs. Evelyn Chisholm, Vancouver, Wash., and four grandchildren.
Ida Simdars Carter ( dated Oct 25, 1935 )
Mrs. Ida Carter, 59, passed away in Providence Hospital, Seattle last Saturday, October 19, after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services were held in Bonny Watson Chapel Monday at 3pm. Interment following in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Carter was born in Sequim March 8, 1876, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Simdars, pioneers of the East End. She was united in marriage to Fred Carter in May, 1899 and since that time has spent most of her time in up-sound cities. Mr. Carter preceded her in death several years ago.
She leaves to mourn her passing 3 brothers, Otto A Simdars and H F Simdars of Sequim and Ed A Simdars of Seattle, several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was a member of Sequim Rebecca Lodge IOOF at the time of her death. Sequim relatives who attended included Mr. and Mrs. H F Simdars, Mrs. Otto Simdars, Mrs. Pearl Simdars, Mrs. Margaret Cameron and Miss Helen Simdars.
Former Port Angeles resident Merrill R Cashman, 76, died Sunday Jan 8, 1989, in Oregon City, Or. A memorial Mass will be at 10am Thursday at St John the Apostle Church in Oregon City. Internment will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Cashman was born April 23, 1912 in Port Angeles to Thomas and Sarah Cashman, He went to work at the Crown Zellerbach mill in Port Angeles in 1928 and alter moved to the West Linn Crown Zellerbach mill. He retired in 1968 as safety director and supervisor of employee benefits.
He was a member of St. John the Apostle Church in Oregon City. He also was a Past Exalted Ruler and 50-year Elks member, and honorary member of the Port Angeles Naval Lodge of Elks. He was an honorary citizen of Boys Town, NE.
He is survived by one daughter, Marilyn McCallister of OR; one son, Michael Cashman of California, and one granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.
Sara Jane Doyle Cashman
Mrs. Sara Jane Cashman, 83, 714 S. Laurel St., died Tuesday after a residence here of 53 years. [article dated 1963 only] Rosary will be at the McDonald Funeral Home at 8 o'clock tonight. Funeral services will be at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 9:30 am Friday; burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. She was a daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Patrick Doyle, born in Cuba City, Wis., Apr 16, 1879. She married Thomas Cashman there in Jan 1902. They came to Port Angeles in 1909. Mr. Cashman died here in June of this year . The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this month. Mrs. Cashman was very fond of children and helped raise many of the local youngsters here. A member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and honorary member of Boys Town and s supporter of the same. Surviving relatives include two sons, Earl of Port Angeles and Merrill of West Linn, Ore., and two grandchildren.
William (Frank) Cassalery ( May 12, 1978 )
At his request, there will be no services for Frank Cassalery, 91, who died May 12 in Sequim. Cremation was arranged by the Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle.
Mr. Cassalery was born Nov 26, 1886, in Dungeness to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cassalery. He grew up in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and worked on the family farm. He attended the old Cassalery school on the homestead. Mr. Cassalery served in the US Army in France During W.W.I. When he returned he operated threshing machines in the area and went into dairying. He was active in baseball and played on one of the first Sequim teams. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Cassalery married Ethel M Gunn on Nov 17, 1921 in Port Angeles. She survives him at the family home. Other survivors include 2 sons, Almon (Moe) and Raymond L of Sequim; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Eileen) Godson, Port Orchard; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Charles H Cassel
Memorial services for Charles H Cassel, 78, of Port Orchard will be at 1pm Saturday in Rill Chapel under the direction of Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2pm March 18 in Forks Community Center. Mr. Cassel died Sunday Feb 12, 1995 at home.
He was born July 31, 1916, in Forks to Edwin and Dora Belle Lea Cassel and started logging at age 14. After graduating from Forks High School in 1934, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed at Camp Elma 4 years as a bulldozer operator. He and his brother, started Cassel Bros. Logging in Forks, where he was a logger and heavy-equipment operator. Beginning in 1940 he commuted to Forks after moving to Port Orchard, where he raised cattle and poultry.
Survivors include brother Edward of Beaver and Peter of Forks; and sisters Viola McDaniels of Kettle Falls a and Mildred Post of Forks.
Buelah Maude Caven
Mrs. James Caven, 76, of 212 W 3rd St., was born April 3, 1889 in Nevada, Mo. and died Friday. (article dated July 17, 1965). Rev. Thomas Hostetler will officiate at private services Monday a 2 pm in Harper Funeral Home. She was employed as a telegraph operator for M&K RR Co, being the first woman to operate a telegraph for the company. She married James Caven Feb 28, 1910 and they moved to Port Angeles from Kansas in 1910. They owned and operated Caven Plumbing Co. from 1913 until he retired and sold the business in 1956. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Caven died here on May 2 (no obit for him). She was a member of Esther Chapter No. 19 OES, Hatasu Temple No. 1 Daughters of Nile in Seattle and the Christian Church of Nevada, Mo. She was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing politics. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don Taggart, Sr. and Mrs. Howard M. Oliver of Port Angeles; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers Monday will be Harvey Taylor, William Dennis, Delbert Daugaard, Claude McFarland, John Gallacee and Charles Gilliland.
Carl (Charles) F Cayanus ( d June 4, 1945 )
Charles Cayanus, 58, was found dead this morning from carbon monoxide gas poisoning in his automobile parked at Ocean View Cemetery. Cemetery Caretaker Jack Pearce found the body and reported to Deputy Coroner D E Harper.
Cayanus attached a host to the exhaust of the automobile and ran it into the front seat of the car, Harper said. City firemen were called immediately, but he had been dead for some time on their arrival, departments records state. Little doubt was voiced that Cayanus had taken his own life but no note was left, nor explanation given for his act.
Cayanus formerly worked at a service station at 8th and C streets but was employed at Peninsula Plywood Corp. here since last March.
Surviving relatives include 8 children; William, in the Army in the South Pacific; Jack in the Navy, Mrs. Eleanor Pilling; Virginia, Lucille, James, Larry, and Marjorie Cayanus, all of
June 5, 1945
Funeral services for Carl (Charles) F Cayanus, 59, who died here Monday, June 4, will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2pm with the Rev. James Albertson conducting the service. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Cayanus was born March 4, 1886 in Calumet, MI. He was married to Ethel Gillespie on August 21, 1912 at Alston, MI and the couple came to Port Angeles from Alston in 1923.
He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks and the Dry Creek Grange here.
Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Cayanus of Port Angeles; 4 sons, William in the Army, Jack in the Navy, James and Larry of Puget Sound Cooperative Colony; 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Warren, Bremerton; Mrs. Eleanor Dilling, Mrs. Lucille Duskin and Marjorie Cayanus, all of Port Angeles; one brother, Emil Cayanus of Port Angeles; 5 sisters, Mrs. Earl Gillespie, Port Angeles, Mrs. Rudolph Matheson, Laurium, MI, and Mrs. Walter Bogs and Mrs. Edith Turnen, both of Milwaukee, WI, and Mrs. Emil Peterson, Detroit, MI.
Ethel V Cayanus
A funeral service for Ethel V Cayanus, 96, of Beaverton, OR will be at 1pm Friday at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel. The Rev. Larry Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mrs. Cayanus died Monday, Dec 12, 1988 in Beaverton.
She was born July 6, 1892 in Blanchard, MI to William and Fannie Gillespie. She married Carl F Cayanus Aug 21, 1912 in Michigan. He died in 1945.
Mrs. Cayanus attended and taught schools in Michigan. She moved to Port Angeles in 1923 and worked for Sandison Insurance and the school district. She moved to Portland in 1980. Mrs. Cayanus was a member of the Methodist Church, Fairview and Dry Creek Granges, Pomona Grange, past matron of Eastern Star, and was a 7th degree member of the National Grange.
Survivors include 3 sons, John E Cayanus of Seattle, James W Cayanus of Beaverton, and Lawrence Cayanus of West Virginia; 3 daughters, Eleanor Dilling of Port Angeles, Virginia Warren and Marjorie Curtis, both of Oregon; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lucille Duskin and a son, William Cayanus, preceded her in death. Memorials are suggested to the Earl Gillespie Memorial Scholarship Fund, Sequim.
Charles Edward Cays ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 26, 1930 )
Charles Edward Cays, 46, a resident of Clallam County for the past 41 years, died at the family home in Gales Addition Sunday morning after a short illness.
Charles Edward Cays was born at Pontiac, IL June 4, 1884. He came to Dungeness with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cays, in 1889 at the age of 5 years. The deceased was married to Miss Myrtle Payne in Port Angeles March 30, 1903 by Rev. C E Fulmer.
Surviving are the widow, 4 children and numerous relatives in the county. The children are: Gilbert Cays, Port Angeles; Mrs. Winifred Hart [?], Eugene, OR; Mrs. Evelyn Wall [?], Port Angeles; and Duane Cays, Port Angeles. Other near relatives are a brother, John Cays, Port Angeles; and 6 sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Al Mowry [?] and Mrs. Emma Collins, Dungeness; Mrs. Frank Lotzgesell, Sequim; Mrs. L H Tripp, Port Angeles; Mrs. Marissa Lemmon, Forks, WA; Mrs. Flora Schnitzer, Osceola, MI; and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 1:30pm from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors with Rev. W J Howell of the Presbyterian Church officiating. burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
The late Charles E Cays was very well known in the county. For a number of years he had been in the building contracting business with his brother, John under the name of Cays & Cays. Besides the immediate relatives, Mr. Cays was related to scores of other people in the county as other branches of the Cays family were even older settlers in the Dungeness valley than the parents of the deceased.
Up until his last sudden illness, Mr. Cays was unusually active and took part in many of the community activities and there are many dwellings and other buildings here and nearby that are monuments to his skill as a builder.
Emma Jane Minor Cays ( no date )
Emma Jane Cays, 93, member of a pioneer Clallam County family, died Tuesday following a long illness. She was a Sequim resident. Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday at the Sequim Methodist Church. Rev. Vincent Hart and Rev. Thomas Hostetler will officiate with burial following in the Dungeness Cemetery.
Mrs. Cays was born Nov 9, 1871 in Truxville County, PA. She came west with her mother, Mrs. Richard Minor, at the age of 16. They lived in Port Townsend before moving to Dungeness. She married Alfred Lee Cays Sep 11, 1892 in the Dungeness Church. He died in March, 1939.
She was a member of the Sequim Rebecca Lodge and the Ladies Improvement Club of Dungeness.
Mrs. Cays had 7 children, 4 of whom survive. Surviving include a son, Glen Cays of Seattle, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Henry Lotzgesell of Sequim; Mrs. Leora McKiernan of Seattle, and Mrs. Inez Blair of Port Townsend. A sister, Mrs. Myrtle Cays of Medford, OR survives as do 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Fannie E Stone Cays (Jan 1961)
Mrs. Fannie E Cays, 80, a county resident 71 years, died at Port Townsend Monday. Funeral services are from Sequim Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Ward officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of Harper Funeral Home. Born in Olivet, Mich., Nov. 9, 1880, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Stacy Stone, she came to Clallam Co. with her parents in 1889 and spent her childhood on the family homestead in Lost Mountain District. She married Arthur W. Cays Nov. 9, 1902. He was a farmer in Dungeness Valley until moving to Chimacum in 1932 where they operated a farm. Mr. Cays died in 1944 and Mrs. Cays moved back to Dungeness Valley and occupied a home on the old Cays homestead where she lived until becoming hospitalized. She was a member of Sequim Rebekah Lodge and one of the organizers of Sequim Prairie Grange. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. George (LaVerne) Harman, Mrs. Wm. H. (Neva) Wheeler, Mrs. Seymore (Marjorie) Howard, all of Sequim; and Mrs. W.F. (Nola) Ault, of Seattle; also two sons, Levi L. Cays of Sequim and Ray E. Cays of Seattle. A son Marvin was killed in WW II. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Ruth Whitney and Mrs. Jessie McCourt, both of Sequim.
John Wesley Cays ( d 22 June 1935 )
John Wesley Cays, 56, 533 E 11th St, died this morning at 11 after an illness of 6 months. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral arrangements will be made later.
Born at Pontiac, IL, Sep 24, 1879, the late Mr. Cays came to Dungeness 47 years ago when he was a very small boy. He attended the Dungeness school and was married to Lillian Reynolds of Port Angeles December 29, 1901. Later going into the contracting and carpenter business with his brother, Mr. Cays moved here in 1911 and helped construct many residences and business houses.
Surviving relatives besides the widow are 2 sons, John Wilson Cays, Hymas, California, and Russell B Cays, Port Angeles; and 6 sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Millie Mowery, Seattle; Mrs. L D Collins, Dungeness; Mrs. Lou Schnetzer, Oceola, MO; Mrs. M D Lemmon, Port Angeles; Mrs. Frank Lotzgesell, Dungeness; and Mrs. Marissa Lemmon, Forks.
The Cays family is a pioneer one in this county and relatives, besides several nieces and nephews, are numerous.
Helmi Christiana Thompson Cedar
Helmi Christiana Cedar, 67, of Rt. 1, Box 300A, Port Angeles, died in Seattle Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1974. Services will be at Ocean View Cemetery Saturday with the Rev. Rudolph Bloomquist officiating and arrangements by Harper Funeral Home. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thompson at Joyce Sept. 4, 1907 and married Carl J. Cedar, Port Angeles on 4/16/1927. Survivors include her husband Carl, son Carl R., Port Angeles and daughter Norma Stovall, Seattle; also brothers Thomas A. Thompson, Joyce; Victor Heinonen, Port Angeles; and sisters Hilma Wilson, Agnew; Ailie Finnerty, Seattle; Miriam Erickson, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Anna Kawellis, Joyce. Also seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to be made to the Bill Hart Kidney Fund in care of People's National Bank.
Peter B Chambers [bu June 2, 1922 Ocean View Cemetery ]
Peter B Chambers, Civil War Veteran, who passed away Wednesday, was buried yesterday in Ocean View Cemetery, services being held by the G A R Post and Women's Relief Corps. He had been seriously ill since February. Mr. Chambers enlisted as a private in Company K, First Iowa Cavalry, on May 8, 1861, serving two terms before he was mustered out at Austin, TX April 15, 1866. He saw active service in Arkansas and Missouri, taking part in the Warsaw raid and thirty-seven pitched battles, and was promoted successively to corporal, sergeant and orderly sergeant. He was wounded at the battle Salina River, Arkansas and during the winter of 1863-64 suffered from malaria and typhoid.
The deceased veteran was born in Cataraugus County, NY May 8, 1840, and has lived in Port Angeles thirty-two years. He leaves a wife, son and three daughters.
W Francis Chambers ( d 14 Jul 1980 )
At his request there will be no services for W Francis Chambers, 83, Agnew. Mr. Chambers died in Port Angeles after a long illness. Arrangements are by Peoples Memorial Association of Seattle.
Mr. Chambers was born June 19, 1897 in Pratt, MN to Willie and Lucy Chambers, homesteaders of the Fairview area. In 1924 he married Gail MacKechnie. He came to Port Angeles in 1903 and settled in Fairview where he farmed until he retired in 1965. He moved to the Agnew area where he resided until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Gail of the family home, and a brother, Clarke Chambers of Port Angeles.
Edwin A Champion
Edwin A Champion, 68, of Rt 1, Sequim, died Tuesday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Rev. Woodrow Crews officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Champion was born Sep 4, 1890 in Iowa City, Iowa. He came to Port Angeles with his mother in 1900 following the death of his father. The family purchased a farm near Sequim where he resided until 1914 when he came to Port Angeles and was employed in a blacksmith shop until 1917 when he joined the Army. He was a member of the Army Engineers during W.W.I.
In 1918 after the War, he married Edna Morrell in Tacoma. The couple went to Seattle where he was a crane operator for the Bethlehem Steel Co. until 1925 when they moved back to the Sequim farm. He was employed by the State Highway Department at Sequim until 1942 when he went to work for Rayonier, Inc. here until his retirement in 1956. He was a member of the Fairview Grange.
Surviving relatives include his wife Edna Champion of Sequim, 3 daughters, Mrs. David Hope, Sequim, Mrs. Leslie Rowley and Mrs. Helen Ridgeway, both of Seattle; a son, Walter Champion , Port Angeles, and 8 grandchildren.
Gilbert G Charles
Gilbert G. Charles, 58, Rt. 3, died 3/23/1975 in Port Angeles. The funeral will be 1 pm Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Bernard Ellsworth and Rev. A. Oya officiating. Burial will be at The Place Cemetery. Arrangements by Harper Funeral Home. He was born Apr 3, 1916 in Pysht to Mr. & Mrs. Wilson Charles, and attended schools in Port Angeles. He and Aina Bolstrom were married in Port Angeles in 1946. He was a long-time employee of M&R Timber and worked as a boom man for Fiberboard Mill. At the time of his death he was employed by Port Angeles School District 21. He served as chairman for 2 years of the Lower Elwah Band of Clallam Tribe. He was responsible for establishing the Lower Elwah as a federally recognized reservation. He was a veteran of WW II and served with the US Army from 1942 to 1946. He is survived by his widow in Port Angeles; four sons, Gary, Dennis, David and Vernon of Lower Elwah; two daughters, Ruth of Seattle and JoAnn of Port Angeles; two brothers, Bill and Ralph of Port Angeles; and three sisters, Josephine Williams, and Lorraine Doebbler and Vera Charles, all of Port Angeles. Active pallbearers will be Charles Oliver, Bruce Sampson, Richard Mike, George Charles, Charles Sampson, Sr., and William Waddell. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Johnson, Sr., Wayne Mason, George Greene, James Charles, Kenneth Charles, Elmer Charles and Lawrence Bennett, Sr.
Irene Charles ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of 29 May 1981 )
Funeral service for Irene Charles, 62, will be at 11am Saturday at the Lower Elwah Community Center with the Rev. Bernard Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be at the Place Cemetery. Mrs. Charles died Wednesday of a sudden illness in Port Angeles. Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Port Angeles June 13, 1918, the daughter of Oscar and Thelma Charles. She was a lifetime resident of this area and worked with the Day Care Agency. Mrs. Charles was a member of the Shaker Church.
Her survivors include her husband Foster Charles; 4 sons, Leo, Alfred, Kenneth and Darrell Charles; 5 daughters, Donna, Sarah, Charlene and Doris Charles, and Mrs. Patricia Sampson, all of Port Angeles; a brother, Ernest Charles of Port Angeles; and 22 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Harold Sampson, Eddie Sampson, Jr., George Bolstrom, Oliver Charles, Bruce Sampson and Ralph Ellsworth.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Sullivan, Billy Hopie, Jim Charles,
Frank Bennett and Richard Sampson.
Lena Reynolds Chase
Mrs. Lena Chase, 76, of 136 W 2nd St., died Sunday, Apr 9, 1961 after a long illness. Graveside services will be held at Dungeness Cemetery Wednesday at 1 pm. Rev. Carl E. Fischer officiating under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. She was born 5/31/1884 to Mrs. and Mr. Texas Reynolds in Blue Grass, Mo. and came with her family to Port Angeles before 1900. She was married in 1905 to Milton H. Chase who died in 1949. Surviving are daughters Mrs. Stella Baar and Mrs. Brian White, and sons Frank and Clarence Peterson, all of Port Angeles; three grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Evelyn E Hart Chernut
Tacoma--Services for Evelyn E Chernut, 78, of Tacoma, will be at 11am Saturday in Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd., North Tacoma. Mrs. Chernut died Tuesday, Dec 8, 1992 at her home. She was born May 18, 1914 in Port Angeles to pioneer family James and Josephine Anna Blater Hart. She married James Roy Chernut Sr. Feb 4, 1933 in Port Townsend.
She was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan in Port Angeles and Great Northwest Savings in Bremerton until she retired. Mrs. Chernut was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include daughter Joan Benner of Tacoma; son Jim Chernut of Puyallup; brothers Edwin, Vern and Harold Hart, all of Port Angeles; and 9 grandchildren.
Bleitz Funeral Home, Seattle, is in charge.
Jens Peter Christensen ( 29 Dec 1956 )
Jens Peter Christensen, 91, of 1230 E 2nd St, pioneer Port Angeles banker and financier, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Christensen , who for many years walked several miles a day, had been visiting another pioneer, Mrs. M E Troy at 118 W 2nd St and was walking east on that street when he fell. He was dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 2pm with the Rev. J Paul Logan officiating. Pallbearers will be past presidents of the Port Angeles Kiwanis Club. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Christensen has no relatives in Clallam County.
Mr. Christensen was born Oct 16, 1865 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He made 2 trips to the US previous to one to New York and Omaha, NE in 1889. He came to Port Angeles in 1890 and lived here constantly for 66 years. He married Laura Olsen, a childhood sweetheart, here in 1890. She died in 1949.
Mr. Christensen, on his arrival here, was a water witcher and well digger before taking a position as purser on the pioneer steamer Alice Gertrude that operated out of Seattle on the run as far west as Neah Bay. More than 60 years ago he became bookkeeper at the National Packing Co., salmon cannery at the present site of the Fibreboard Products Inc., mill. Later he was employed for a short time as an accountant for Michael Earles, early day lumberman, at his head office at Bellingham. When the cannery company reorganized as the Manhattan Packing Co., Christensen became manager at the plant and retained that position 3 years. At the turn of the century he was one of the organizers of the Port Angeles Telephone and Telegraph Co. It was the city's first telephone system. It started operation in 1902 with C J Farmer, president, F A Jensen, vice president, Christensen, secretary and A L Phillips, Manager. The company was sold to the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. in 1923.
In the meantime, Christensen had entered the banking business as manager of the Citizens National Bank. Later he transferred to a new financial institution known as the Washington State Bank of which he was cashier. He disposed of his banking interest in 1923. Mr. Christensen was associated with G M Lauridsen in the early day banking ventures and with other financial projects. Mr. Christensen was a charter member of the Port Angeles Kiwanis Club and a past president. He was treasurer of the club the past 15 years.
He had a colorful history that started as a bank employee in Denmark. He was also a paymaster in the Royal Danish Navy yard. On one of his early trips to the US he was taken ill and went back to Denmark. He recuperated and came to the US and landed in New York with only $20. He spent some time later in Omaha working at common labor. His wife-to-be also was living in Omaha.
Laura Olsen came to Port Angeles where she had an uncle and it was here the two were married 66 years ago.
The pioneer told many colorful stories of his early years in Denmark and Port Angeles. It was his custom since retirement from business to take long walks each day around the city visiting old friends and watching the growth of Port Angeles.
He was known affectionately to hundreds of old time friends as "JP" and always had time to tell one of his stories. Mr. and Mrs. Christensen were among the first to build a hoe on Sunrise Heights, in the east end of the city.
Anna Christopherson ( bu Ocean View Cemetery Oct 31, 1950 )
Mrs. Anna Christopherson, 88, last of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony Pioneers, died in a local hospital Sunday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the McDonald Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carl E. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Mrs. Christopherson was born in Oslo, Norway, Feb 8, 1862. At the age of 23 she came to this country and in Chicago she met and married the late Edward Christopherson. They were married on March 27, 1887. Shortly after their wedding the couple embarked for the widely advertised Cooperative Colony then being established here, but they soon purchased a small ranch on the road south of Mount Angeles Cemetery. Then they took over the lease of the old pioneer Globe Hotel owned by E. Gay Morse, at Front and Laurel Streets. They later bought a home at 324 East Front where Mrs. Christopherson lived until her death. After giving up the hotel, Mr. Christopherson re-entered the hardware business in which he had been engaged while in Chicago. He constructed the building at 122 W 1st St. and conducted the business until his death in 1927. Their only son Roy born on the ranch in 1897 died Dec 14, 1918 en route to San Francisco on a French naval vessel. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Christopherson sold the hardware business and for the last 22 years has lived in retirement at the family home. The only survivor is a nephew, Arthur Johnson of Chicago.
Edward Christopherson ( Port Angeles Evening News Aug 3, 1927 )
Edward Christopherson, 67, for 40 years a resident of Port Angeles and for more than 30 years engaged in business here, died suddenly this morning while sitting at his desk in his hardware store on First St., his death being attributed to heart failure.
Mr. Christopherson had been feeling exceedingly well. He was sitting at his desk checking over some goods received and asked Oscar Lee, his clerk about some of the goods. Mr. Lee answered the question and turned around to engage in some other work when he heard a slight bump and turning around found Mr. Christopherson with his forehead resting on his desk and his body slumped over in his chair. He had died instantly.
The deceased came to Port Angeles in April, 1887, with Mrs. Christopherson. They were members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony that settled at Ennis Creek that year, they coming with the first of the colonists. They settled on a piece of land just east of the city limits and farmed there for about ten years then moved to town and operated the old globe Hotel for then years. Mr. Christopherson then went into the second hand business with Mr. Leland and afterward engaged in business alone on the old Opera House block where he carried a hardware stock. About 2 years ago with the tearing down of the Opera House, Mr. Christopherson built his own building on West 1st St and has since operated a very large and modern hardware store.
Mr. Christopherson was born in Frederickstad, Norway, October 23, 1860, and lived in Chicago before coming here. He joined Naval Lodge of Elks Jan 22, 1914. For 28 years he has belonged to the Scandinavian Social Club and was the second of the original members of the club to pass away.
He is survived by his widow but no children, they having lost their only son a number of years ago.
Nicholas Chryst, 68, of 629 W. 3rd St. died suddenly Monday. (article dated 1961 only) Services will be held at McDonald Funeral Home on Thursday at 2 pm with Rev. Athanasiouw of the Seattle Greek Orthodox Church officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. He was born in Letharon, Greece. The family name was Bulgaris. He was born Oct. 6, 1891 and came to the US in 1909. He obtained citizenship in 1940. He was a paper maker employed at Crown Z here from 1925 until retirement in 1956, He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Order a AHEPA, Port Angeles Chapter N. 272. Surviving are 3 sisters in Greece--Maria, Helena and Stamu Bulgaris.
Clara Jane Oberg Church
Mrs. Clara Jane Church, nee Oberg, 43, of Bear Creek, died in a local hospital Sunday morning at 10 after several months' illness. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Christman Mortuary in Port Angeles with the Rev W E Keller of the Assembly of God Church in charge. Burial was in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Church was born at Bear Creek, in the western part of Clallam County Oct 23, 1897, and lived there while attending school and was a resident of this county all her life. She belonged to a pioneer family that lived in the area for more than 50 years.
Surviving relatives are her mother, Mrs. Carl Oberg, 3 brothers, James, Victor and Frank Oberg, all of Bear Creek; 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Parker, Beaver; Mrs. Lizzie Nass and Mrs. Josephine Crane, both of Bear Creek.
Dell F Church
Dell F. Church, 84, or 413 E. Boulevard, died at home Friday am. (article dated 1960) Services will be 11 am Monday in McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. LaVerne Nelson officiating and burial by cremation. He was born 12/1/1788 in Webster City, Iowa, and came to this community 81 years ago with his parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. John Church. The family first lived on the Alexander Sampson donation claim on the flat at the west end of the harbor where the Fiberboard and Merrill-Ring mills now stand. He was a jockey and athlete of note as a youth. He was a pitcher on the early day baseball teams and a jockey in the 4th of July horse race on E. 1st St. Church attended the Old Central School. He was an ardent trout fisherman, fishing until recently in Lakes Mills and Crescent. For many years he worked for the City of Port Angeles as an electrician. He was a member of Dry Creek Grange. Surviving are his wife, Mary, a daughter, Mrs. John Baker and stepson Harold Dodge of Port Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Leo Williams, Tacoma; two brother, Ben in California and John of Oregon; and a sister, Mrs. S.M. Gibbs, also of California.
Harry Church, 82, descendant of a prominent Clallam County family and resident of the county since 1887 died Saturday after an illness of a month. (article dated 12/23/1961) Services will be held Thursday at 11 am at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Elvers officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. He was born in Portland 12/11/1879. His grandfather, W.L. Church and his father, John F. Church, came here in 1887. The family first lived on what was known as the Alex Sampson donation claim at the head of Dungeness harbor. When Sampson died the family were willed the claims and home that were located where the Charles Nelson mill site and Fiberboard plant now are located. The family moved from the Sampson place to a location in the eastern section of the city. After his school days he mostly followed work in the woods and at one time was located on a homestead in the western end of the county. After retirement he lived a number of years in the Freshwater district, but more recently lived at Joyce and resided in the old Joyce railroad station. Surveying include 3 brothers, Dell of Port Angeles, Benjamin in Ca., and John at Madras, Ore., and a sister, Mrs. S.M. Gibbs, Northgate, Ca.
Lelia M Garfield Church ( 1937 )
Mrs. Lelia M Church, 67, former resident of Port Angeles, and a pioneer of Clallam County, died at Long Beach, CA last Wednesday according to news received here.
The late Mrs. Church was born in Victoria, BC in 1864 and was the daughter of Seluclus and Mary E Garfield, pioneers of the Dungeness district. Her father was one of the most influential men in the state in territorial days. After graduating from the University of Washington among some of the first classes, Lelia Garfield married William Church, and Olympic Peninsula merchant, who, when he was killed by a runaway horse more than 20 years ago, was a Clallam County clerk. Mr. and Mrs. Church and daughter Ruth, lived here. Ruth Church, now married, survives her mother and lives in California. After Mr. Church's death they moved to Seattle and later California.
Surviving relatives are Charles Garifield, of Seattle, and Guy Garfield of Union, Washington, brothers.
Funeral services are to be held at Long Beach, Sunday, followed by cremation and the ashes will be buried beside the body of her husband here.
Edna E Morrell Church
The date of a memorial service will be announced later for Edna E Church, 81, 1316 O'Brien Road. Mrs. Church died Tuesday in Sequim. Cremation was under the direction of Sequim Valley Chapel.
She was born March 18, 1898 in Kingston, MN to James and Mary Morrell. Mrs. Church had lived in the Port Angeles area for the past 54 years. She was a member of the Goldenagers and Fairview Grange.
Survivors are a son, Walter Church of Sequim, Lenora Hope of Sequim, Eleanor Rowley of Seattle and Helen Cottingim of Yakima. She is also survived by a sister, Rose Robinson of Seattle, 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arthur E Claplanhoo
Arthur E. Claplanhoo, 78, of Neah Bay, died. (article not dated but probably 1971) Funeral services will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Neah Bay Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Neah Bay Cemetery, with Pastors Don Braley and Frank Cole officiating; arrangements by Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Pall bearers will be Jim Tollerud, Thomas Dannel, Jim Jarret, Jerry Lucas, Vern Tolliver, Bill Kallappa. Honorary pallbearers include Gene Parker, Hal George, Wilbur Claplanhoo, Sr., Bob &, John Ides, Harry Claplanhoo, and Charley Jones, Sr. He was born in Neah Bay May 3, 1894 to James Claplanhoo. He died on Wednesday. He attended Cushman Indian School in Tacoma, served on the Makah Tribal Council for 26 years, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Control for 9 years, and was school custodian for 16 years. He served on the board of the Assembly of God Church and was a member of Senior Citizens of Neah Bay. He married Ruth Allabush in Port Angeles 2/19/1919. She survives at the family home. Others are sons Ed of Neah Bay; foster sons John Leonard of Ft. Lewis and Jesse Ides of Neah Bay; a foster daughter Mrs. Ronald Gagnon of Neah Bay, 4 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Chief Maquinna Jongie Claplanhoo ( Evening News 8 July 1957 )
Chief Maquinna Jongie Claplanhoo, 81, of the Makah Indian Tribe, will be held at the Presbyterian Church, Neah Bay, Wednesday at 2pm. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Baldwin and the Rev. Harry Leid. Burial will be in Neah Bay Cemetery under the direction of Harper Funeral Home.
Chief Claplanhoo, traditional chief of the Makah Indians of Neah Bay, died early Saturday morning at Forks after a short illness.
He was born at Neah Bay, June 15, 1876. He inherited his chieftainship through his father who was the son of Captain John who was among the 41 chiefs and sub chiefs of the Makah tribe. They signed a treaty with the US Government Jan 31, 1855. Gov. Isaac I Stevens, first governor of the Territory of Washington, went to Neah Bay on a sailing sloop and negotiated a treaty with the Makah who then numbered about 600 persons.
Captain John was a friend of the white people. His name often appears in Northwest history. His Indian name was Claplanhoo, spelled differently than the modern versions.
In the official account of the treaty signing ceremonies, the statement was that signing for the Makahs were chiefs and sub chiefs from the villages of "Neah, Waatch, Tsoo-Yess, Osett."
Chief Claplanhoo's first name was a gift to his grandfather from descendants of Chief Maquinna, of the Nootka Tribe of Vancouver Island. The Nootka chief headed his tribe who lived in Nootka Sound when Spanish and English colonists settled there more than 150 years ago. Names, among the Indians of this area, are possessions handed down as family treasures.
Young Claplanhoo went to sea as a youth on sealing schooners. These schooners hunted fur seal on the Pacific Ocean between California and Alaska. Carried on the schooners were canoes manned by Indians who harpooned the migrating seals sleeping on the ocean. He prospered in the sealing vocation and owned 3 schooners when pelegic sealing was outlawed about 55 years ago.
Chief Claplanhoo said he was promised compensation for his schooners by a US Naval Officer who brought the news of the outlawing of the pelegic sealing. For more than half a century he tried to get the compensation promised. By the treaty, the Makahs did not lose their right to take seal in their "accustomed manner" in their hand paddled canoes but the use of the sailing schooners did not come under that category.
Previous to the establishment of the Makah Tribal Council, the chief was the contact man between his tribe and the Indian Service. He took an interest in tribal and national affairs all his life.
The chief was honor guest at many civic events at Neah Bay. His last public appearance was at the June graduation ceremonies of the Neah Bay High School. In his talk that night he said: "We know you who teach here have helped out children learn the ways of living in a changing world and have seen the growth of their ability as each new class is graduated. For this, and for the kind and generous help you people of the school, teachers and directors, have given our children over the years, I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Chief Claplanhoo was an attendant of the Neah Bay Presbyterian Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Lizzie Claplanhoo, 3 sons, Thomas, Harry and Wilbur; a brother, Art Claplanhoo, Neah Bay; and 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Ida M Carlson Clapp
Ida M. Clapp, 88, of Beaver, died Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Mar 19, 1975) Her funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Forks. Burial will be in Forks Cemetery. Rev. Art Morlin will officiate. Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Home. She was born 6/25/1886 in Clyntonville, WI to Mr. & Mrs. Martin Carlson. She and William Clapp were married Nov. 19, 1918 in Manawa, Wis. He died in 1970. She came to Washington form Wisconsin in 1929, to Clallam County in 1930 and to the farm in Beaver in 1941, where she lived until the time of her death. Survivors are a stepson E.W. Klepps of Beaver; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Adolf Carlson of Little Falls, Wis., and Alfred Carlson of Manawa Wis., and 2 sisters, Clara Peterson of Manawa, Wis., and Emma Karschney of Appleton, Wis. Pallbearers will be John Johnson, Warren Johnson, Willy Johnson, Howard Beglinger, Charles Kelpps and James Heppe.
Alexander Clark, age 74, a resident of Clallam County for 48 years, died January 27, 1936 in Seattle, visiting relatives there. He lived on a homestead near Eden Valley. Survivors are: James Clark and a sister Elsie Clark, who live on the homestead; a nephew, Wendall Clark of Seattle, son of Will Clark who died about 25 years ago. None married except Will Clark, one of the family of five children who came to the Dungeness Valley with their parents more than 60 years ago. Family members include Tom, Will, Alexander, Jim and Elsie. Will was County Clerk when the county seat was moved to Port Angeles in 1891 and came with the records.
Elliot K Clark ( 1981 )
Elliot King Clark, grandson of one of the earliest settles of New Dungeness, died Saturday in Sequim at the age of 82.
Funeral services will be at 1pm Thursday in Sequim Valley Chapel with Rev. Art Morlin of the Port Angeles Assembly of God Church and members of the Naval Lodge of Elks officiating. Mr. Clark will be buried in Dungeness Cemetery, with members of the Sequim Lodge NO 213 F&AM officiating at the graveside ceremonies.
Mr. Clark was born May 31, 1899 on the farm of Thomas S and Sarah Cline Clark in Dungeness. He attended Dungeness School, then began farming on the family farm and in Eden Valley. On Dec 19, 1923, he married Ethel L O'Brien; she died in 1967.
Mr. Clark was a dairy farmer for 35 years, raised and raced thoroughbreds for 12 years, operated the Clark bulb farm for 10 years and later raised beef cattle. He was a charter member and one-time president of the Port Angeles Gun Club and director and past president of the Cline Irrigation District.
In addition, he was a 60-year member of the Naval Lodge of Elks, a 59-year member of the Sequim Lodge No 213 F&AM, and a 30-year member of the Sequim Prairie Grange. In 1980 he was honored as the Grand Pioneer of the Sequim Irrigation Festival.
He is survived by 2 sons, Robert of Sequim and Elliott Jr. of Port Angeles; 1 brother, Robert of Lake Bay, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Robert Duncan, John Russell, Lloyd Beebe, Ernest Schmuck, George Dickinson and Jim Scott will serve as pallbearers for the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Home Cook, Harold Herrett, Harvey Eacrett, John Gilbert, Joe Almaden and Ernest Brannin.
James Clark, 101, of Dungeness, Clallam County's oldest residents, who came here 78 years ago, died Wednesday. (article dated Jan 1958) He would have been 102 years old on Feb. 26, 1958. He settled in the Dungeness Valley in 1880 and homesteaded in Eden Valley in 1886. Services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1 pm with the Rev. W.G.R. Dann officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ernest Bigelow, David Critchfield, Lionel McLaughlin, Oscar Ullstom, Charles Lon, and Elmer Keely. Honorary pallbearers are Donald H. Lutz, Richard Wanamaker, Robert O'Brien, Judge J.M. Ralston, B.N. Phillips and Jack Henson. Surviving are 5 nephews, 3 nieces and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Nephews are Wendall Clark, Seattle; William Clark, Yakima; Elliott Clark, Dungeness; Stewart Clark, Kobe, Japan; Robert Clark, Olympia; nieces: Lila Wood, Seattle; Mrs. Wm. Ward, Sequim; and Vesta Miller, Petaluma, California. Mr. Clark was born in Athlone, Ireland 2/26/1856. He came to Dungeness from Michigan 78 years ago in 1880 when 24 years old. He and brother Alexander traveled by train from their home in Bay City, Michigan to San Francisco and from there by boat to Port Townsend and rode from there to Dungeness by Indian canoe. The two young men came to Dungeness to be with their uncle, William King, who homesteaded the present Elliott Clark farm about 20 years before. King was their mother's brother who came to the west coast via Cape Horn more than 90 years ago. Two years after James and Alexander Clark came to Dungeness they were followed by their mother, Mrs. Thomas Clark and their brothers William and Thomas and a sister Elsie. Their widowed mother had married her first husband's brother. Thomas and Harriet were born to the second marriage. James Clark, when he first came to Clallam County, worked as a carpenter and drove oxen in the woods for the Pt. Discovery mill. In 1866, 72 years ago, he walked the beach from Dungeness to the Eden Valley ranch that was to be his home 61 years. He bought preemption rights on the 160 acres originally settled by Wilbur Coble. On his new ranch in the wilderness he raised cattle that he drove to a Port Angeles market over a trail. The trail developed later into a road. His mother and sister Elsie and brother Alexander lived with him on; the ranch. He was the sole surviving member of his generation of the Clark family. Almost 11 years ago he moved from Eden Valley ranch to the home of his nephew, Elliott Clark, his brother Tom's son. At the home were Mr. & Mrs. Clark and their two sons, Robert and Elliott Clark, Jr. He had lived on the present Elliott Clark farm when a young man. Before fracturing his hip early in 1957, Mr. Clark was very active. He operated farm machinery and did wood carving and building on the Clark farm.
James F Clark ( d 18 Sep 1952 )
James F Clark, 68, died Sunday evening in the Forks hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Clark was Clallam County Commissioner for a number of years. He was a pioneer timer cruiser and farmer and made his home at Sappho.
Funeral Mass will be recited by Rev. Andrew McHugh at 10 this morning at the Forks Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Forks Cemetery under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark was born at LaGrande, OR, Oct 31, 1883. He came to Clallam County with his parents as a small boy and has lived in the county over 60 years. On July 29, 1914, he married Marry Schutz, member of another pioneer West End family. He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks and the Catholic Church.
Surviving relatives besides his wife are 1 daughter, Mrs. Marguerette Rassmussen, Bremerton; 2 brothers, Edward B Clark, Sappho, and George B Clark, Sekiu; 2 sister, Bessie Owens, Seattle, and 4 grandchildren.
Ollie Belle Costlow Clark
Mrs. Ollie Belle Clark, 80, of 630 E 10th St., a Clallam County resident for 60 years, died Sunday after an extended illness. (article dated 1963 only) Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. James McDowell officiating. Burial is to be in the Ocean View Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Miner L. Costlow, born in Madison, SD 4/1/1883. She attended schools and teacher's college in Iowa. In her younger years she was an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Auxiliary of the VFW. A county pioneer, she was always an enthusiastic admirer of the Strait and mountain scenery here and she had many friends to whom she had given a helping hand before she became an invalid. Surviving relatives include sons David Gastman, Cottage Grove, OR; Walter Jellis, Richland, Wash; Ray Gastman, Port Angeles; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Bland, Tracy, California; Mrs. Annetta Hammersmith, Sacramento, California and eight grandchildren.
Sarah Theresa Cline Clark ( 1940 )
Last Rites were held Tuesday at Sequim for Mrs. Sarah Theresa Clark, 79, a native daughter of Eastern Clallam County, who passed away early Sunday after a long illness at the home of her daughter Mrs. William Ward of Dungeness.
A large group of friends gathered Tuesday afternoon in the Sequim Methodist Church to pay last tribute to Mrs. Clark, one of the pioneers who helped develop the Olympic Peninsula frontier. Many of those at the rites had grown up with Mrs. Clark and had known her hardships and lack of conveniences that the early residents experienced.
Mrs. Clark was a member of one of Clallam County's oldest pioneer families. Her father, Elliott Cline, came to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1850's so far as members of the family can determine. He was married to Margaret Drinen in 1865 in Port Angeles and the couple settled on a homestead in what was then the town of Dungeness just above Cline's Spit. Later the town was moved to the mouth of the Dungeness River and place where the Clines lived became Old Dungeness, now known as Old Town.
Mrs. Clark --Sarah Theresa Cline--was born in Dungeness June 6, 1867 and spent her childhood there with the exception of some schooling in Port Townsend.
In the late summer of 1866 tragedy struck in the Cline family when Mr. Cline was seriously injured by a fall from a horse and passed away a few days later. That same year Sarah Cline went to teach in what is now known as the Agnew district. She then numbered among her pupils the former governor of Alaska, John Troy.
On Oct 25, 1893, she was united in marriage to Thomas S Clark. To this union 5 children were born: Ruth, Vesta, Elliott, Stuart and Robert.
Her mother passed away in 1901 and when her oldest child was but 14 she faced tragedy for a 3rd time when her husband died suddenly of pneumonia on July 13, 1909. She continued alone, raising her family of 5 to grown men and women. She served on the Dungeness school board form 1921 to 1923 always giving her best to her home and community.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Royal Neighbors 30 years and was for 20 years a member of the Pilgrim chapter of Eastern Star. She was also a charter member of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington and belonged to the Native Daughters.
Last Rites were held in Sequim at the Methodist Church with the Rev. W G R Dann officiating. Pallbearers were old pioneers or members of pioneer families. Mrs. Frank Lotzgesell, Bill Willan, Grant Ward, Allie Evans, Leslie Town and John Dickenson. Burial was in the family plot at Dungeness cemetery.
She is survived by her 5 children, Robert Clark of Olympia, Stuart Clark of Bellingham, Mrs. Vesta Miller, Seattle, and Mrs. Ruth Ward and Elliott Clark of Dungeness. There are 3 sisters, Mrs. Anna Allen of Port Angeles, Mrs. Imogene Bartlett and Miss Emily Cline, Seattle, and one brother, Henry Cline of Dungeness; 4 grandchildren also survive; Tommy Clark of Bellingham and Bill Ward and bobby and Buddy Clark of Dungeness.
George Clasen, 81, of Sequim, died Wednesday following a brief illness (article dated April 1965). Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home, Pastor LaVerne Nelsen officiating. Cremation will follow. He was born April 20, 1883 in Germany. He came to Pendleton, Oregon in 1908 where he farmed. He married the former Martha Roose in Pendelton on Aug 12, 1914. She survives in Sequim. They later moved to American Falls, Idaho, where they had a wheat ranch. They came to Sequim in 1924 where he continued farming. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Sig Larson of Port Angeles and a son, Harold Clasen of Seattle. Two grandchildren also survive. Contributions may be made to the Sequim Prairie Garden Club Memorial Park.
Jennie Gilmore Clegg ( d May 27, 1931 Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 27, 1931 )
Mrs. William Clegg, 77, a pioneer of Port Angeles, who, with her husband came here in June 1887 with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony, died at her home on East 4th St early this morning after an illness of 3 weeks.
Born in Toronto, Canada, January 12, 1861, Jennie Gilmore was married to William Clegg in that city April 28, 1880. The couple, surrounded by scores of relatives, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here last April At that time the marriage of their granddaughter Janice Dilling was solemnized.
Mr. and Mrs. Clegg moved from Toronto to Chicago and came from Chicago here with the colony that settled at Ennis Creek. [Puget Sound Cooperative Colony] During the early days of this city, Mrs. Clegg took a leading part in many of the social activities here. She and Mr. Clegg were very well known to residents here through their many years association with the upbuilding of the city.
36 years age they established the Crystal Steam Laundry here and operated the establishment of 11 years. Since retiring from the laundry business Mrs. Clegg has engaged in dressmaking.
Always active and cheerful, the late Mrs. Clegg won a place in the hearts of the old-time resident that will be hard t fill and her death takes away one more of the fast disappearing band of pioneer colonists.
Surviving relatives besides the husband, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Frank Dilling and Mrs. William Brant of Port Angeles and Mrs. A C Jameson of Seattle, 10 grand-children and 3 sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Grace Young, Mrs. Frank Remington and Mrs. George McCauley, all of Toronto.
The late Mr. Clegg was a member of the Degree of Honor, Women's Relief Corps and Esther Chapter # 10 O.E.S.
Funeral services are to be held at the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Friday afternoon with the Rev. Erle Howell officiating. The Degree of Honor will have charge of the funeral services at Ocean View Cemetery.
William Henry Clegg ( d 1935 Port Angeles ening News issue of Feb 18, 1935 )
William Henry Clegg, 81, a Port Angeles pioneer, of 1020 E 4th St, died in this city at 5:15 Sunday evening after an illness of 3 weeks. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral announcement will be made later.
The late Mr. Clegg was among the best known old-time residents of this city. He came here with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1887. He was a plumber by trade but was among those who started on of the first steam laundries here more than 40 years ago. He was in the plumbing business her and at one time in pioneer days was superintendent of the water system.
In the early days, Mr. Clegg took a very prominent part in business and social affairs of the city but in later years he has lived in retirement. He was born in England, March 27, 1854.
Surviving relatives are 3 daughters; Mrs. Frank Dilling and Mrs. William Brandt of Port Angeles and Mrs. A C Jamison, Seattle. Mr. Clegg had one brother, Theodore Clegg of Toronto, Canada, and 9 grandchildren. Mr. Clegg was affiliated with the A O U W.
Aubrey Charles Cleveland ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 16, 1973 )
Aubrey Charles Cleveland, 56, of LaPush, died Thursday in Forks. (Nov 16, 1973) Services will be at 2 pm Monday at LaPush Community Hall. The Revs. Oliver Jackson and E. Rantola will officiate and burial will follow at LaPush Cemetery. He worked as a fisherman for many years and also served as a Shaker Minster for many years in the LaPush area. He was a member of Eagles Lodge and was a veteran of the Air Force in WW II. He was born 2/17/1917 in LaPush to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cleveland. Survivors include son, Charles Cleveland; daughters, Stephanie Woodruff and Virginia Payne, all of LaPush; brother Dewy Cleveland of Seattle, and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Earl Penn, Theodore Eastman, Phil Ward, SR., Robert Ward, Chris Penn, Jr. and James Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Baker Kowoosh and Rory Sharpes.
Dewey L Cleveland
Dewey L. Cleveland, 79, LaPush, died 10/16/1974 in Tacoma. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 pm at LaPush Community Hall with Esco Rantola officiating. Interment will be at LaPush Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Home. He was born Sept 26, 1895 in LaPush to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cleveland, and died in Tacoma, Wednesday, Oct. 16. He married Frances Cleveland who died in Nov 1973. He resided in LaPush all his life and was employed as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a past minister of the LaPush Shaker Church. He was a member of the Quillayute and Quinault Indian tribes. Survivors include a son, Ivan Cleveland of Everett; a daughter Emily Cooper of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Howard M Clevenger
Howard M. Clevenger, 54, 216 W 13th St., logging operator and lifetime resident of Port Angeles, died suddenly at Monroe, Washington on Tuesday. (article dated 1963 only) Funeral services will be held at McDonald Funeral Home on Saturday at 1 pm with Rev. J.E. McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. James M. Clevenger, born in Port Angeles 9/29/1909. He married Thelma Davidson in Seattle 9/27/1940. He was a prominent logging operator here. He was a member of Eagles and Elks Lodges and of logging operators groups. Survivors include his wife Thelma and sons James H. and William H. Clevenger; sister Clara Eacrett and brother Walter Burgess, all of Port Angeles.
Laura Irene Evans Cline ( d July 6, 1978 )
There will be no service for Laura Irene (Rena) Cline, 97, Sequim pioneer, who died Thursday in Sequim after a long illness. Cremation was under the direction of Sequim Valley Chapel. Internment will be at Dungeness Cemetery later with a private memorial service. Mrs. Cline made her home at Sherwood Manor.
Mrs. Cline was born July 29, 1880, at Dungeness to the pioneer family of Thomas L and Susan Weir Evans. She was the last member of a family of 11 children who grew to adulthood. The Clallam County Pioneer Association lists her as the oldest native born white resident of the county at the time of her death. She married William Henry Cline on Nov 30, 1899, and the couple lived on the cline farm until 1943 when they moved to Sequim. Mr. Cline died in 1956.
Mrs. Cline was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Sequim, Pilgrim Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; Past Matrons Club, E. P Chapter, PEO and the Women's Improvement Club of Dungeness.
Among survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ernest C (Margaret) Bigelow of Port Angeles, Mrs. William E (Charlotte) Yuni of Westport, WA and Mrs. Timothy (Ione) Isham of Panorama City, CA; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
William Henry Cline ( Sequim Press 7-12-56 )
Funeral services for William Henry Cline, 82, of Sequim, were held at Trinity Methodist Church, Sequim, at 2pm Tuesday with the Rev. Fletcher Forster officiating. Burial followed in Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Cline died Saturday after a long illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Cline, born in Dungeness Jan 31, 1874. Clallam County Pioneers' Association records list him as the oldest native born white resident of Clallam County at the time of his death. Mr. Cline was a farmer in the Dungeness area, farming land that had been in the family since 1853.
Mr. Cline married Laura Irene Evans at Dungeness Nov 30, 1899. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Weir, one of the valley's first settlers.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Irene Cline, and daughters Mrs. E C Bigelow, Sequim; Mrs. W E Yuni, Westport, WA; Mrs. A Glenn Davies, Oxnard, CA; a sister Miss Emily Cline, Seattle; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and numerous other relatives.
The pallbearers were: Henry Lotzgesell, Carroll C Kendall, Francis H Ward, George Spath, Harry E Peterson and Loyd J Fisher. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Eberle, James Govan, Jens S Bugge, Robert Gaskell, Sanford T Lake, Rov Stone, C E Shields, Judge J M Ralston, Leonard W Leach, Jack Hopkins and C E Fortman.
Excerpt from another paper [unidentified] with date 7-9-56 which gives this additional information:
Henry Cline's mother was Margaret Whittacher who came to Port Angeles in the 1860's and married Elliott Cline in one of the county's earliest white weddings.
Elliott Cline came to the Dungeness valley approximately 100 years ago. Cline's Spit, in Dungeness Harbor is named for him. The family gave the land on which Clallam County's first county seat was located. He was many times a member of the Washington State Territorial legislature [thus] and filled numerous county offices before his death in 1886.
Norman Andrew Cloukie
Norman Andrew Cloukie, 83, a former Port Angeles resident, died Sunday in Everett. (no date on article) He was born April 21, 1890 in Montpelier, VT., married Carrie Polhamus Aug 15, 1916. He grew up in Port Angeles and worked for the postal service for 30 years before leaving Port Angeles in 1950. A veteran of WW I he was a charter member of the Walter Akeley Post No. 29, American Legion, and Everett Elks Lodge. Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Norma King; three sisters, Ada B. Kreuger, Port Angeles; Mrs. J.B. Martin, Portland, Ore; and Mrs. W.C. Erickson, Hemet, California; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Bessie Melhuish Cochran ( d 3-31-1984 )
A graveside service for Bessie E Cochran, 91, will be a 1pm Wednesday in the Forks Community Cemetery with Brother Charles Meinzer officiating. Mrs. Cochran died Saturday in Port Angeles where she made her home. Friends may call at Mount Olympus Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 8:30pm.
She was born in Kansas on Nov 25, 1892 to Henry and Martha Melhuish. On Dec 6, 1906, she married Howsan A Cochran in Idaho. Mrs. Cochran came to this area in 1924 and lived on the lower Bogachiel River for a number of years, later moving to the upper Bogachiel area. She then lived in Forks and was a 4-H Club leader. Mrs. Cochran was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses of Forks, the Bogachiel garden club and Quileute Grange. Her husband, 2 sons and a daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Eunice Jones of Forks; 9 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
John W Coffey
John W. Coffey, 67, of Rt. 3, Dry Creek, died September 29, 1973. Services will be Wednesday at 1 pm at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with members of VFW officiating. Burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery. He was born Aug 9, 1906 in Marion, Iowa, the son of Mr. & Mrs. William T. Coffey. He attended schools in Iowa and moved to Clallam County in 1924 where he worked in the pulp and paper industry for 15 years. After serving in the military during WW II he returned to Clallam County where he was employed in the Public Utility District until his retirement in 1971. He married Margaret Benedict Oct. 1, 1947 in Port Angeles. The couple was active in the Dry Creek Water Association. Survivors include: wife at Dry Creek; five sons: Thomas, Seattle; James, Nevada; John, Jr., Tacoma, Robert and Donald, Calif; two daughters: Claribel VonHoff and Phoebe Harris, Calif; two stepdaughters, Lois Dotson, Port Angeles; and Virginia Gudmundson, Bothell; a sister, Mrs. Vernon Wagner, Missouri; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pallbearers will include Ralph Peterson, Louis Parda, Thomas Gudmundson, Jack Blagdon, David Critchfield and Dr. Harry Lydiard.
Mack Colby, 77, of Neah Bay, died Sunday following a short illness. (d July 18, 1964) Funeral services will be at 2 pm Friday at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Elbert G. Harlow officiating. Burial follows in Ocean View Cemetery. He was born Jan 18, 1888 in Clallam Bay, son of Mr. & Mrs. Auelius Colby. He attended Indian schools in Chemawa, Ore. He lived almost all his life in Clallam County except for service in WW I. He worked for the US Engineers at Rock Island and Neah Bay as custodian. He was also a commercial fisherman. Pallbearers will be Phillip Talbot, Phillip Hanson, Bruce Wilke, Harry Bowechop, Harold Ides and Lawrence Mahone. Survivors include five nieces, Mrs. Irene Soeneke of Hoopa, Calif; Mrs. Esther Elvrum of Neah Bay; Mrs. Bart Murray of Port Angeles; Mrs. Alice Mains of Port Angeles; and Mrs. Peal Cousens of Seattle. Three nephews also survive; Phillip Hanson of Neah Bay; Phillip Talbot of Port Angeles; and Edward Talbot of Sacramento, California.
Eli Collings ( Forks Forum - no date )
Eli Collings, a pioneer resident of Forks, passed away Monday at Bremerton, where he had moved in recent years. He was 81 years old. Funeral services will be held in Forks Saturday afternoon at 2 from the Forks First Congregational church.
Mr. Collings with his wife, Mary Jane and their family settled in Forks many years ago. In more recent years the couples observed their golden wedding anniversary at an open house held in Forks.
Immediate survivors include: his wife, Mary Jane Collings; his daughter, Mrs. Beda Palmer of Seattle and son, William of Bremerton; Darcy of Port Orchard and Boyd of California.
Elias Combs ( 1952 )
Elias Combs, 91, died in Sequim Tuesday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services took place today at 10am at the Sequim Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Edwin Q Hurd officiating. Burial was in Sequim View Cemetery under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Mr. Combs was born Nov 15, 1861, in Sun Prairie, WI. He came to Sequim 25 years ago where he was a carpenter and contractor and also engaged in farming.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth E Combs, Snohomish; daughter, Mrs. George Bryce, and a sister, Mrs. Bird Sindars, both of Sequim, and many nieces and nephews.
Nelson P Combs
Nelson P Combs died Jan 3, 1910, a the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. L D Lewis in Sequim, WA, after an illness of 12 days. Funeral services were held from the Sequim M E Church at 1pm Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. R A Davis. Interment was made in the Sequim Cemetery.
He was born in Richford, VT, June 11, 1824; went to Wisconsin in 1845 where he followed the trade of carpenter and builder for many years. In 1852 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah M Finch, who survives him and who sat by his bedside on this past December 26, their 56th wedding anniversary.
Thirteen children were born to them. The 8 now living are: Frank M of Seattle; Elias and Guy W of Bathgate, Alta, Canada; Mrs. N L Borst, Mrs. O A Sindars, Mrs. H F Sindars, Mrs. P S Govan of Sequim; and Mrs. Chas. Schroeder of Birmingham, WA/. Besides the bereft wife and sons and daughters there are a host of grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who mourn the loss of a most living and beloved grandfather. He made Washington his home since 1893.
Sarah Mahanda Finch Combs ( Sequim Press Saturday, 5 June, 1915 )
After a lingering illness of nearly a year, during which time she was continuously close to death, Mrs. Sarah Combs passed peacefully away in her sleep on Wednesday evening, June 2nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N L Borst. She went to sleep at 10am and never again woke.
Mrs. Combs was 80 years old last February and old age and heart affection [thus], from which she had suffered for a long tine, was the cause of death.
Sarah Mahanda Finch was born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin and was married there at the age of 17 to Nelson P Combs. After 41 years residence in Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Combs, with their children, came to the state of Washington.
Five years ago Mr. Combs died at Sequim. The couple had almost reached 60 hears of wedded life together.
Thirteen children were born to this union, seven of whom are alive, four daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. N L Borst, Mrs. Herman F Sindars, Mrs. Peter S Govan, all of Sequim, and Mrs. Schroeder of Birmingham, Washington. The sons are Elias of Alberta, Canada, Frank of Seattle and Guy of Three Lakes, Snohomish county.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church here on Friday afternoon and burial was in the Sequim View Cemetery.
Paul Orvan Conrad
A memorial service for Paul Orvan Conrad, 75, of Port Angeles, will be at 2pm Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1714 South N St. A graveside service will be at 2:45pm Saturday at Ocean View Cemetery. Elders Stu Smith and Mike Largen will officiate.
Mr. Conrad died Tuesday, May 31, 1988 in Port Angeles. Harper Ridgeview is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb 21, 1913 in Portland, OR to Orin A and Elsie A Dorr Conrad.
Mr. Conrad lived in Port Angeles until 1941. He then moved to Alaska where he worked in various jobs, trucking, and Haskell Furnace repair for 12 years. He was part owner of a cannery until coming back to Port Angeles in 1968.
Survivors include one son, Orin A Conrad of Port Orchard; 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Percy of Sequim, Harold of Bothell and George of Alaska; 2 sisters, Leola Pitman of Florida and Elsie Lovell of Missouri. Two brothers, Clifford and Donald, preceded him in death.
Earl Coolidge ( d 6-17-1970 Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 18, 1970 )
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Coolidge, 77, of 1834 W 5th will be held Friday at 11am at Ridgeview Chapel, with Pastor Richard Wendt officiating. Cremation will follow at Mt. Angeles Crematory.
Mr. Coolidge, who died Tuesday in Port Angeles, was born Nov. 20, 1892 in Port Angeles, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coolidge. He was married on April 13, 1937 to Lillian Wolfe, who survives in Port Angeles.
Mr. Coolidge lived all of his life in Port Angeles, working most of the time as a logger. He was a veteran of W.W.I.
John Van Coolidge ( 11-25-1957 )
John Van Coolidge, 74, of 424 S Oak St, member of a pioneer Port Angeles family, died Monday evening after an illness of several weeks. Rosary will be said Friday at 7:30pm at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 8:30 am Saturday. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Coolidge, son of John and Libby Coolidge, was born in Seattle Oct 4, 1883. His parents were members of the Puget Sound Cooperative and came here with that colony in 1887 and first lived with the Colony at the mouth of Ennis Creek. Later the family moved to E 1st St where the family of 6 children grew up. He and the other children attended Old Central School. The family took part in many early-day activities of the city. Van Coolidge worked in many phases of the lumber industry on the Olympic Peninsula. He later was employed until his retirement at the Boeing Airplane plant at Seattle. At his retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge returned here.
He married Mary Frances Fitzgerald, member of a pioneer Port Angeles family Sep 28, 1909 at the old Queen of Angels Catholic Church. They were the parents of 3 children, one of whom, James, is deceased.
Mr. Coolidge was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks 43 years and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the Clallam County Historical Society.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Frances Coolidge and a daughter, Mrs. W T Belford, both of Port Angeles and another daughter, Mrs. Wallace Duncan, Bremerton; a sister Bertha Crane, Richmond, CA; 2 brothers, Valo Coolidge, Seattle, and Earl Coolidge, Port Angeles; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Katherine A Cassalery Coon ( d May 15, 1974 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine A Coon, 82, of Jamestown, will be at 4pm Saturday at Sequim Valley Chapel with Pilgrim Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star officiating. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Crematory with internment at Dungeness Cemetery.
Mrs. Coon died Wednesday in Port Angeles. She was born Nov 12, 1891 in Dungeness, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cassalery, pioneers of the Dungeness Valley. Her father came to Jamestown in 1856.
She and Benjamin Coon were married March 9, 1911 in Los Angeles, CA. He died in Nov 1973. They returned to Dungeness a year after their marriage and bought the Cassalery homestead at Jamestown where they lived most of their married lives in the house where she was born.
Mrs. Coon attended the Cassalery School, a one-room schoolhouse located on the homestead. She had 6 brothers who all played baseball and their team, needing only a few additions, was an attraction at early may Day celebrations.
Mr. and Mrs. Coon was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sequim; a member of Pilgrim Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and formerly active in the Ladies Improvement Club of Sequim.
She is survived by a son, Carl Coon of Jamestown; a daughter, Mrs. George Ohmert of Sequim; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a brother Frank Cassalery of Dungeness.
Matilda C Fowler Cooper
Secretary of the Clallam County Historical Society
A pioneer woman with a prominent part in the early history and development of Port Angeles was Matilda C Cooper, affectionately known as "Auntie Cooper."
Born Matilda C Fowler, May 6, 1838, in Meary, Down County, Ireland, she emigrated to New York City in 1850 where she later married Dudley C Cooper. The couple came here in 1888. Mr. Cooper died here in 1889 and Mrs. Cooper died Sept 21, 1911 at 80 years of age.
The couple acquired a 50-foot federal tideland lot, on the beach on the north side of Front St between Lincoln and Laurel Streets. [In Port Angeles] When Washington became a state in 1889, federal tideland became the property of the new state and the Coopers perfected title from the new owner.
James Corning ( d 3-12-1938 )
James A Corning, 57, well-known resident of the Blue Mountain district, east of Port Angeles, passed away unexpectedly here Friday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm at the Christman Mortuary, the Rev. Joseph H Beall officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Corning was born at Wayland, MI, April 10, 1880. He came to Port Angeles 32 years ago from Michigan, lived in this city 10 years, then moved to a farm on the Blue Mountain Road, where he spent the remainder of his lifetime. He followed the profession of shingle weaving over a period of many years. Mr. Corning was a long-time member of the Culinary Workers and Bartender's Union.
Mr. Corning was married to Vina Emery in Port Angeles in 1908. The widow and 6 children, all of Port Angeles, survive. The children are Mrs. Alida Tarr and Jess, Ralph, Glenn, Lorena and William Corning.
Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Tobin and Mrs. Etha Renenap and 5 brothers, John, Seymore, William, Matt and Lem Corning, all living in Michigan.
Edna Burns Coventon ( d 1960 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Burns Coventon, 88, were held at the McDonald Funeral Home at 1pm today with the Rev. Lloyd F Holloway officiating. Cremation followed.
Mrs. Coventon, resident of Clallam County 70 years, died Thursday at Forks.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Burns born at Birmingham, England, July 4, 1872. She came to Port Angeles with her parents early in 1890. Her parents were members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony which settled at Ennis Creek here in 1887.
The year of her arrival Edna Burns taught music at the newly established Old Central School that stood on the site of the present Washington School.
In 1894 she married Harry Coventon, a colony member. He had been a British sailor who came across the Strait of Juan de Fuca in a row boat in 1883. He went from here to California and returned and joined the colony in 1887.
The young couple first lived in Ennis Creek Valley. He became one of the operators in the city's first electrical plant. They later moved to 2nd St. between Laurel and Oak. Later they homesteaded in the Upper Elwah Valley where he developed a farm and did logging.
Her husband became custodian of the Clallam County Court House and the family moved back to Port Angeles where the family home was at Chase and Liberty St. Mr. Coventon was custodian of the court house until his death in 1932.
Although the mother of 9 children, Mrs. Coventon was active in community work. She was a member of the Port Angeles School Board 5 years previous to 1935. For her work on the school board she was awarded a life membership pin by the Clallam County PTA. Other activities included aid in establishing Camp David Junior at Lake Crescent and the Estelle Henson Memorial Fund for children. She was an early member of the Altruistic Club and the Delphian society. The Port Angeles Public Library has an Edna Coventon Memorial book shelf. She was a life member of the Dry Creek and Pomona Granges.
Both Mrs. Coventon and her late parents were musicians who took part in many of the early day social activities over a period of many years.
Surviving relatives include 2 sons, Harry Coventon, Port Angeles and William Coventon, Seattle; 6 daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Kauffman, Seattle; Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, Tacoma; Mrs. Thomas Mansfield, Forks; Mrs. Eric DeSoer, Ellensburg, and Mrs. Harry Story, Chicago; 25 grand-children and 26 great-grandchildren.
Harry E Coventon ( d 4-7-80 )
Funeral services for Harry E Coventon, 71, retired businessman and Clallam County Housing Authority commissioner, will be at 11am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Norman Landvik and Mike Parker officiating. Mr. Coventon died Saturday in Port Angeles. Cremation is under direction of Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
He was born at the Coventon homestead on Herrick Road, April 5, 1909 to Harry and Edna Burns Coventon. He attended Old Central School as a child and later the University of Washington. His home since the age of 5 was at 2410 S Chase St.
Mr. Coventon was the coo-owner of the former Street Shop sporting goods store on East First St for 17 years and the co-owner of Abe-Al Tackle. He then owned the Coventon tackle shop for 5 years. He was affiliated with Naval Lodge of Elks, Eagles Lodge, Port Angeles Salmon Club, and was an officer of the Port Angeles Men's Bowling Association.
On Sep 17, 1947, he married Bernice Gastman in Tacoma. Mrs. Coventon survives. Other survivors are 2 sons, David L. Gastman of Everett; Chris J H Coventon of Port Angeles;4 daughters; Mrs. Carl Sexton, KS; Mrs. Willie Lavallee in CA; Mrs. Sheldon Kline and Carole Pearce, both of Port Angeles. There also are 6 sisters, Dorothy Reynolds of Olympia; Marion Mansfield of Forks, Agnes Forsberg of Port Angeles, Marjorie DeSoer of Ellensburg, Linley Storey of IL; and Kathleen Mills of Seattle. There are 12 grandchildren and 1 great-Coon grandchild.
George Cowan ( d Oct 5, 1928 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 6, 1928 )
George Cowan, 70, pioneer logging man of this vicinity, passed away at the family home, 301 E 2nd St, this city [Port Angeles], at 10:30 Friday morning.
Mr. Cowan was engaged in logging for the Filion Mill Company for 21 years and following that worked for the Michael Earles Lumber company. He was very well known by the older residents of Port Angeles and respected by everyone.
The late Mr. Cowan was born in Ontario, Canada, June 23, 1858. He is survived by 3 sons--John A Cowan of Tacoma; George Cowan, of Longview; and Alexander Cowan of Seattle; and one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Meyers, of Port Angeles. There are 5 grand children and 2 brothers--Alexander Cowan of Canada and Dan Cowan of St. Louis.
He was a charter member of the Port Angeles Lodge of Loyal Order of Moose, which lodge will have complete charge of the services to be held at the Christman Mortuary at 2:30pm, Sunday. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Helma A Nelson Cowan ( d 18 April 1976 )
Funeral for Helma A Cowan, 87, pioneer of the Hoko River, will be at 1pm Thursday at Harper Funeral Home with burial at Ocean View Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate. Mrs. Cowan died Sunday at her home on Clallam Bay Rt. 1.
She was born Oct 7, 1888, in the province of Skane, Sweden, to Nels and Sophia Johnson Nelson. She came to the Hoko with her mother when she was 5 years old. Her father had preceded them to take up a homestead 19 miles up the Hoko River. She went to a one-room school and later to Normal School at Bellingham to become a teacher. She taught at Royal.
In her spare time she hunted, fished, and broke wild horses. She hunted cougar, bear and wildcats with her hound dogs and collected the bounty paid. She taught her brother, Bill Nelson, who later became county sheriff, to shoot.
She married Kenneth Cowan of the Life Saving Service at Neah Bay on June 19, 1913. After 5 years at Neah Bay, she and her husband purchased a ranch where she worked along with him. Mr. Cowan died in 1956.
Mrs. Cowan learned to drive a pick-up truck at 80. One of the last of the pioneers who lived on the Hoko, she was active until last year. She was a charter member of the Royal Grange.
She is survived by 2 sons, John of Clallam Bay and Norman of Beaver; 2 daughters, Thelma Wooten of Auburn and Garnet Konzak of Olympia; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Minnie Peterson of the Hoh River and Ada McLean of Sekiu.
The active pallbearers will be Tommy Mansfield, Luke Markistum, Sherman Winters, Elmer Critchfield, Sam Palmquist and Fred Wallgren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Birney Paque, Thor Sponberg, Eddie Bell and Ken Sadilek; Vern Thomas of Basset, NE; Monye Woodward of Romoland, CA; Ohma Clark of Rapid City SD; Iona Hackett of Ca; Ada Dunlap of Allyan and Eunice Moritz of WY.
John M Cowan ( 9-7-1934 )
John Merrill Cowan, 71, retired veteran lighthouse keeper and one of the Olympic Peninsula's most interesting characters, came to the end of life's trail in Seattle Thursday morning. He passed away at 5:45am in the Marine Hospital following an illness that extended over a period of about 10 months.
Thirty-nine years of active duty in the US Lighthouse Service was the record of Mr. Cowan when on October 12, 1932, he reached the retirement age limit of 70 years. Thirty-two years of the period had been spent on lonely Tatoosh Island at Cape Flattery.
The lightkeeper and his wife left Tatoosh later in October, 1932 to settle on a ranch they purchased at Carlsborg. Their home has been at Carlsborg since.
The late Mr. Cowan was born in California of a pioneer family on Oct 12, 1862. His parents were early settlers in the Coos Bay territory of Oregon when he was young. It was in Oregon that he married Mary Emily Mosher, member of a prominent pioneer family, in 1886.
To the union were born 7 children, all of whom but one survive. That one was a son, Forrest, who drowned with 2 other persons several years ago when a boat in which they were traveling between Tatoosh and Neah Bay foundered in heavy seas. The father, Keeper Cowan, had seen the plight of the craft and put out in the storm himself to rescue the distressed party. He picked up two naval radio men but was unable to save his son, a woman and a sailor.
Cowan had a long career on Tatoosh that brought many thrilling and hazardous experiences, as well as trying conditions for him and his wife.
He entered the lighthouse service on March 9, 1893, helping construct a station at Heceta Head, Oregon. In 1894 he was transferred to Coquille light. On May 16, 1900, the Cowans landed on Tatoosh Island with their seven children and that place became their home for the ensuing 32 years.
It was found necessary to send the children away from home for their schooling. This was done for 10 years, the boys and girls going to Portland each fall and returning in the spring which forced the Cowans to cut their budget to the limit, but willingly in their desire to give their family every advantage.
Keeper Cowan had to his credit the proud mark of keeping the Tatoosh light burning without fail through his lengthy service. He also was credited with saving 5 lives, including the 2 men rescued when his son was drowned.
His was a life rich in service and friendships. Many persons both on and off the Peninsula will mourn his passing. He joined Naval Lodge of Elks 353 here in 1911 and became a life member in 1916. He was also a member of the Woodmen lodge.
Surviving relative in addition to the widow are 3 sons, Shirley Cowan of Port Angeles, Kenneth of Clallam Bay and Theron, Coast Guard Warrant Officer on the Cutter Bonham, now enroute to its San Diego base from summer duty in Alaska; 3 daughters, Mrs. C A Williksen and Mrs. E S Lamb of Astoria and Mrs. B Fullington, Portland and 20 grandchildren. His only great-grandchild was taken by death in July this year.
Funeral arrangements are being made here today. They will be announced later.
Joseph Kenneth Cowan ( Port Angeles Evening News May 28, 1956 )
Joseph Kenneth Cowan, 64, died at his Hoko Valley farm Sunday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1pm at the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Cowan, great grandson of Sen. Joseph Lane, first governor of Oregon Territory, was born Feb. [?] 1892 at Freeport, WA, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J M Cowan.
His early childhood was spent at Tatoosh Island where his father was lighthouse keeper 32 years. He was educated at Columbia University, Portland. He served 5 years in the US Coast Guard and was office-in-charge at Neah Bay during W.W.I.
Following separation from the coast Guard, he moved to his Hoko Valley farm 37 years ago. He developed the farm into one of the Olympic Peninsula's largest dairy farms. With his farming he also was 25 years with the Washington State Division of Forestry.
Mr. Cowan married Helma Nelson, member of a pioneer Clallam family in 1913.
He was active in many civic affairs of the west end of Clallam County and served on various boards and committees over a long period of years. He was known by sportsmen for his cooperation with them on Hoko River fishing near his farm. He also owned a farm and beach land property the West Twin River that he open to public use.
Mr. Cowan was a life member of the Naval Lodge of Elks, Clallam County Pioneer Association and Royal Grange.
Surviving are his wife, Helma Cowan at the Hoko farm; 4 children;2 sons, John Cowan, Hoko Farm, Clallam Bay; Lt. Norman Cowan, USCG, Seattle; daughter Mrs. Garnet Riley, Arcata, CA; and Thelma Wooten, Walla Walla; 3 grandchildren.
He is also survived by 3 sisters: Beatrice Willikson, Carlsborg; Mrs. Vincent Lamb, Beaverton, OR; Mrs. Winifred Full (_?_), Seattle; 2 brothers, Theron Cowan ; San Pedro, CA and Al (_?_) Cowan, Woodburn, OR.
Mary Emily Mosher Cowan ( Port Angeles Evening News June 9, 1940 )
Mrs. Mary Cowan, 81, northwest and Olympic Peninsula pioneer, granddaughter of Gen. Joseph Lane, first governor of Oregon Territory, died at her Carlsborg home Tuesday evening. Mrs. Cowan lived in Clallam County 48 years, 32 of which were spent on Tatoosh Island where her husband, the late John M Cowan, was lighthouse keeper.
Funeral services will be at 8:30 Friday morning at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with burial at Port Townsend under direction of the McDonald Funeral Home. Rosary will be at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 7:30 Thursday evening.
The daughter of S L and Winifred Mosher, Mrs. Cowan was born at Roseberg, OR, Feb 12, 1867. She married John Merrill Cowan Oct 19, 1887, at Sulphur Sorings, OR.
Gen. Joseph Lane, her mother's father, was sent to Oregon in 1848 by President Polk to organize the territory and remained to be it first governor.
Soon after the marriage of the yound couple, he entered the lighhouse service. After serving at several Oregon stations, he was transferred to Tatoosh Island May 16, 1900. The family lived there until 1932 when Mr. Cowan retired to a farm at Carlsborg where he died 2 years later. Since the, with the help of her sister, Mrs. Alice Willis, Mrs. Cowan operated the farm.
Mrs. Cowan had scords of acquaintances in Clallam County and was active in many affairs. For a generation the Cowan family was among the most prominent in the west end of the county. Several of their children were raised and attended school on Tatoosh Island.
Surviving are 7 children, 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The children are 4 sons, Francis Shirley Cowan, Sekiu; Charles Theron Cowan, San Pedro, CA; Alvah Gregory Cowan, Woodburn, OR; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Willikson, Portland; Mrs. Vincent Lamb, Astoria, OR; and Mrs. Winifred Fullington, Portland. A son, Forrest Stanley Cowan, preceded his parents in death. Her sole surviving sister, Mrs. Willis, lives at Carlsborg.
Sarah Hannah Martin Cowan ( d Feb 1932 )
Death called another pioneer resident of Port Angeles when Mrs. Sarah Hannah Cowan, 63, succumbed suddenly at 10 this morning at the home of her brother, William Martin, 211 W 6th St.
Sarah Hannah Cowan, who came with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1887, was the widow of the late George Cowan who died 3 years ago. She was the daughter of the late J M Martin, a colonist, and was married to George Cowan her 37 years ago.
Born in Ontario, Canada August 19, 1869, the late Mrs. Cowan moved to San Francisco with her parents in 1865 and came with them here in 1887. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Meyers of this city and 3 sons, George, of Longview, John of Tacoma and Alec of Seattle; 3 brothers, John and William Martin of this city and James Martin of Ontario and 1 sister, Mrs. Maggie Stabo of San Francisco and 6 grand-children.
For many years, George Cowan, the late husband of Mrs. Cowan was foreman for the Filion mill, Port Angeles's pioneer industry.
Funeral arrangements will be made later by the Christman Mortuary.
Mary Burcham Craig (d 17 Sep 1960 )
Mrs. Mary Craig, 95, Clallam County resident 71 years, died Saturday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2pm at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. William Wartes officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mrs. Craig was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burcham, born at Mondamin, IA, Oct 8, 1864. She came to the state of Washington with her parents in 1886 and to Blyn in 1889. She lived in Blyn, Forks, and Sequim all her mature life. Her husband, Fred Craig was killed in an accident here July 13, 1926.
Mrs. Craig was a member of the Pilgrim Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Sequim Presbyterian Church.
Among surviving relatives are 3 daughters; Mrs. John Bolen, Sequim; Mrs. Maud Priest, Puyallup; son, Ralph Craig, Sequim; 3 brothers, George Burcham, NE; Dr. Thomas R Burcham, Des Moines, IA; and John Burcham, Graceville, MN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Smith, Portland and Mrs. Winifred McCoy, Harlan, IA; 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Ralph W Craig ( no date )
Gardiner again lost one of its real pioneers with the death of Ralph W. Craig.
Mr. Craig was born in Seattle, came to the Blyn area in 1880 and lived with his parents on the Craig homestead until he was 23 years old. He spent most of the years of his life in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. He was an ardent hunter and fisherman. One other of his hobbies was dancing.
Elmer Critchfield ( 1987 )
Elmer L Critchfield, a Clallam County Commissioner for 13 years, died Thursday in his Port Angeles home. He was 81.
Critchifield served as county commissioner from 1956 to 1969. He was a past president of the Clallam County Historical Society and chairman of the governor's safety conference in 1955.
He also was president of the Olympic Logging Conference in 1954, and was name "Logger of the Year" by the logging conference in 1980. He was active in Masonic orders, Shrine, Eagles, Elks, Dry Creek Grange and Port Angeles Yacht Club. Also the Coast Guard Auxiliary and received a special commendation in 1976 for saving the lives of several hobie cat sailors.
His passion was Democratic politics, said his son, Bud Critchfield, adding his father was friends with former US Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson.
Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 622 S Lincoln St. Former county commissioner Val Camero will be the main speaker.
Critchfield was born in Port Angeles on Pine Hill on May 27, 1906, the son of early pioneer settlers Ulysses Grant and Sarah Ann Critchfield. He spent nearly his entire life in Clallam County, attending local schools and graduating in the first high school class of the Crescent Consolidated School in Joyce in 1924.
He married Vivian Sands on July 8, 1926, and moved to Sekiu where he lived until 1936. He then moved to Neah Bay where he was a boon foreman for Crown Zellerbach until Jan 1942.
During WWII, he worked out of southeastern Alaska as superintendent of boom grounds for a government-sponsored project. At the end of the war, he returned to Clallam County where he got in the logging business. His family settled on a ranch in the Dry Creek area where he lived until he and his wife moved into the city in 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; a son, Bud Critchfield of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Elsie Judd of Port Angeles and Joan Conrad of Belfair; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.