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Eacrett, Albert Fleming
Eacrett, Clara Clevenger Vail
Eacrett, Elmer
Eacrett, Isabelle Agnes Campbell
Eacrett, Jennie Johnson
Eacrett, Mary Armstrong
Eacrett, Richard
Eacrett, William S
Eastman, Harvey
Eberle, Edwin Joseph
Eddy, Osta Bird
Edgington, Harley
Edgington, Lindsey W
Edwards, Robert J
Eiban, Andrew
Eiban, Lena
Ellis, Joel Edward
Eldridge, Ernest L
Elterich, Edward Erwin
Elterich, Malinda Jane
Emery, Cecil C
Emery, Elva Irene Knapman
Emery, Ernest Aaron
Emery, Henry Sterling
Epperson, Arthur
Epperson, Bennie
Epperson, Charlotte Balch
Epperson, James Allen
Epperson, James Wylie
Epperson, Joseph L
Epperson, Nellie Henderson
Erickson, Annie
Erickson, Annie Leola McAllister
Erickson, Anton R
Erickson, Carolyn Fernandes
Erickson, Helen Olivia Adolphson
Erickson, Kron O
Erickson,K O, Mrs
Evans, Emma Jane McLaughlin
Evans, Hayes, Sr
Evans, James J
Evans, Ralph W
Evans, Ruby Rose
Evans, Thomas Loverance
Evans, Walter
Everett, Carl
Everett, William

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Albert Fleming Eacrett ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 11, 1931 )

Albert Fleming Eacrett, 60, for 45 years an active Clallam County farmer, died at the wheel of his automobile from a blood clot while enroute to his farm home at Dry Creek late yesterday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Eacrett had motored to Port Angeles on business and were returning to the farm about 4:30pm.  At the junction of the Lower Elwah Road with the Olympic Highway, he slowed the automobile down and slumped over the wheel in a faint.  The car left the road, but did not turn over.  Mrs. Eacrett walked nearly one-half mile to the farm and summoned her sons, Percy and Warren, to aid their father.  As the boys neared the car, Mr. Eacrett waved to them and called a greeting, passing away immediately afterwards.

Albert Fleming Eacrett was born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada, on Aug 20, 1871, and 45 years ago moved to Port Angeles to be near his cousins who had preceded him to Clallam County.  He rented the Whitman farm, at the mouth of the Elwah, working it and also working in the old Dry Creek Logging company as a sideline.

Forty years ago he purchased the present Eacrett "home farm" at Dry Creek and with his sons, has developed it into one of the fine farms of that region.  He gradually increased his farm holdings until he owned a 140-acre farm on Quillayute Prairie, the 75-acre "Moran place" at Dry Creek, and the 70-acre "Eacrett home place" at Dry Creek.

After being here a few years, Mr. Eacrett returned to Exeter, Canada, where he was joined in marriage to Isabel Campbell, of Exeter, on July 19, 1899.

Mr. Eacrett was one of the founders of the present Angeles Co-Operative Creamery and served as president of the organization for many years.  He was a devoted member of the Dry Creek Grange and served for many years as master of that organization.

He had practically retired from active farm life 2 years ago, and enjoyed traveling, but recently he had taken over active operation of one of his properties.

He is survived by the following:  Mrs. Isabel Eacrett, Dry Creek; sons E Warren Eacrett and T Percy Eacrett, of Dry Creek, and N Lloyd Eacrett of Kirkland, WA; 3 brothers, A L Eacrett, Hollywood, CA; Fred Eacrett, San Diego, CA; Robert Eacrett, Exeter, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Sam Webber, of Houston, TX; cousins, Ed of Port Angeles; Melford, of Mount Pleasant, Richard and William Eacrett of Dry Creek; and several grandchildren.

His remains are at the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Clara Clevenger Vail Eacrett ( d 5-10-1983 )

A graveside service for Clara (Vail) Eacrett, 86, daughter of a pioneer family of the Port Angeles area, will be at 1pm Friday in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with the Rev. Omer Vigoren officiating. Mrs. Eacrett died Tuesday in Port Angeles. Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Clevenger was born April 19, 1897 at Port Crescent, west of Port Angeles, the daughter of James and Mary Clevenger. On Jan 3, 1916, she married C. Burrell Vail. He died Nov 24, 1953. On Dec 28, 1954 she was married to Milford Eacrett. Mr. Eacrett died in 1962. Mrs. Eacrett spent her entire lifetime in the Port Angeles area. She was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft and Mountain View Rebekah Lodge.

She is survived by a son, James R. Vail of Edmonds; a step brother, Walter Burgess of Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A son, Charles D. Vail died in 1945.

Elmer Eacrett ( article dated Sunday Apr 14, 1974 ) [bu Ocean View Cemetery April 15, 1974]

Elmer Eacrett, 78 of Port Angeles, born here Aug 9, 1896. Graveside services will be at Ocean View Cemetery Monday at 11am. Officiating will be the officers of Veterans of W.W.I. He drove the school bus at Cry Creek and also operated the Eacrett Mill at Dry Creek following the death of his father in 1940. He was a W.W.I veteran. Mr. Eacrett is survived by a sister, Lillian Kransi of Fairbanks, AK, and nieces and nephews.

Isabelle Agnes Campbell Eacrett (bu Ocean View Cemetery 1-16-1959 )

Mrs. Isabelle Agnes Eacrett, 96, of 105 E 5th St., died suddenly at her home Monday. Services will be held Friday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. J Paul Logan officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Campbell, born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada Mar 16, 1872. She married Albert F Eacrett in Exeter June 21, 1898. they came to Clallam County and settled on a dry Creek farm. Mr. Eacrett died in 1931 and his widow moved to Port Angeles in 1932 and lived here since. They had 4 sons, 3 of whom, Lloyd, Irvin and Percy, are deceased. The 4th son, E Warren Eacrett of Port Angeles survives. She was a charter member of the Port Angeles Home Economics Club and member of the Women's Auxiliary to the Eagles Lodge and the Camp Merrit Social Club. Survivors: son E Warren Eacrett of Port Angeles, brother John Campbell in Canada, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. There are also many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Jennie Johnson Eacrett (9 Mar 1907 )

After two years of suffering Mrs. Richard Eacrett, Jr., passed peacefully away at her temporary residence near Dry Creek, Saturday, March 9 at 4pm. She leaves to mourn her, besides her husband and 2 children, Margaret aged 5 and Chester 14 months, a father and 3 sisters. Rev. C E Fulmer officiated at the funeral.

Miss Jennie Johnson was born in Minnesota in the year 1875, and was married to Mr. Eacrett in 1900.

Mary Armstrong Eacrett ( Port Angeles paper of 5-9-1933 )

Mrs. Mary Armstrong Eacrett, 85, for 41 years a resident of Clallam County, passed away at her home, 683 E Front St at 2am. Funeral services will be held from the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Erle Howell reading the service. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.

Mary Armstrong was born at Hensall, Huron County, Ontario, Canada, on Jan 1, 1848 and was joined in marriage to Richard Eacrett in Nov 1889 at Hensall, Ontario. The family left their old Canadian homestead on Sept 22, 1887 and landed in Port Angeles on Oct 2, the same year aboard the pioneer steamer Dispatch. they went immediately to Dry Creek, where they camped until March, 1888, moving then to the colony grounds near Ennis Creek [Puget Sound Cooperative Colony]. A year later they moved to 638 E Front St and Mrs. Eacrett had resided there until death.

She is survived by 2 sons, Edwin Eacrett of Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bull and Mrs. Malinda Mansfield, of Port Angeles; one brother Noah Armstrong, Michigan; two step sons, Richard and William Eacrett of Dry Creek; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Jane Munn, Hensall, Canada, and Mrs. Alice Goodenough, Seattle; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Richard Eacrett ( 29 Mar 1967 Port Angeles Evening News issue of 31 Mar 1967 )

Richard Eacrett, local pioneer with a colorful seagoing background, died Wednesday.

Born March 24, 1870, Mr. Eacrett had just celebrated his 97th birthday last Friday. He first came to Clallam County in 1886 from Ontario, Canada, to join his brother Tom.

His first job was in the Bradshaw Shingle Mill at Dry Creek. While there, he helped an English adventurer, William Jarman, build a sailing schooner. Jarman, however, returned to England and Eacrett, who had never navigated anything larger than a sailboat, went into the general freight and passenger business.

The Alice M. sailed anywhere for anything. Among the first cargoes were potatoes out of Dungeness for Henry Buckner, an early pioneer trader there.

Eacrett later sold the Alice M for a larger schooner, the R. Eacrett, a pilot ship of Cape Flattery. In 1898 he sold the schooner and went into the cooperage business with Walter Goodwin.

In 1900 he and his brother bought the Bradshaw Mill. But he was soon back in the seafaring business when the yacht Rhododendron wrecked at the mouth of the Elwah River and he acquired and repaired the vessel.

In 1908 he became interested in beach placer mining in Lituya Bay, Alaska. Selling the yacht, he bought another 50 foot schooner and with Charles Becker, tried mining flour gold from Lituya Bay beaches.

But the venture was unsuccessful and he and his partners gave the schooner away. In 1911, Eacrett settled in the Dry Creek area, where he lived since.

He married Jennie Johnson and Mrs. Maria Taylor, both deceased. He had a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ott, and a stepson, Garnet Taylor.

Mr. Eacrett was a charter member of the Dry Creek Grange, and 2 weeks ago was honored by the organization and presented with a 50 year pin.

William S Eacrett

William S Eacrett, 68, prominent Dry Creek Farmer and a resident of the Port Angeles vicinity for more than half a century, was killed about noon today when crushed between tractor and a tree at his home.

It was believed he had alighted from the tractor to crank it and that the machine was in gear and started moving as he returned to climb aboard. A brother, Richard Eacrett found the body pinned between the tractor and tree. He said Mr. Eacrett evidently was killed instantly. Mr. Eacrett had been harrowing a piece of land near his house this morning with the tractor.

The remains were brought to the Christman Mortuary. Funeral arrangements and details of Mr. Eacrett's life history will be published Wednesday.

Mr. Eacrett was born in Ontario and came to Port Angeles in 1887. One of the most widely known farmers in this district, he was long active in the Grange and other community work.

He is survived by a son, Elmer, and daughter Mrs. Lily Rasmussen; brother Richard of Port Angeles; and a sister, Mrs. Alice Goodenough of Seattle, and 2 half brother, Ed Eacrett of Port Angeles and Milford Eacrett of the Mount Pleasant district. There also are numerous other relatives in this section.

Harvey Eastman ( Nov 2, 1967 )

Harvey Eastman, 57, of LaPush, died Thursday, Nov 2, 1967 in Forks following a short illness. Services will beheld at 1pm Tuesday at LaPush Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessie Blevens officiating. Burial will be in LaPush Cemetery. Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Eastman was born in LaPush in 1910 and lived there his entire life. He worked as a fisherman and logger. He was well known in the west end of the county and was active in West End community activities. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of LaPush. Survivors include wife Minnie of LaPush, son Theodore Eastman, of LaPush and 2 daughters, Mrs. Lorretta Costello and Mrs. Pauline Mowee, both of Tacoma.

Edwin "Eddy" J. Eberle ( The Peninsula Daily News issue of Sep 3, 1997 )

SEQUIM--Visitation for Edwin "Eddy" Joseph Eberle, 78, of Sequim will be from 10am to 4pm today in Sequim Valley Chapel. Vigil will be at 11am Thursday in the Sequim Valley Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Beattie presiding. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery. Mr. Eberle died Friday, Aug 29, 1997 in Sequim.

He was born March 13, 1919, in Port Angeles to Joseph and Elisabeth (Weisshaupt) Eberle and married Idy Fuchs in November 1950 at St. Gallen, Switzerland.

He attended elementary school in the Dungeness School House before attending St, Martin College in 1939, at Lacey, where he played football.

A lifetime resident of Dungeness, Mr. Eberle owned and operated the family dairy farm.

Surviving relatives include his wife Idy and son Derrick, both at the Eberle farm in Dungeness; daughters Viola of Seattle and Clairann of CA; sisters Margaret Lotzgesell of Sequim; Clare Carr of SC and Mary Quincy of Portland, OR; and 6 grandchildren. Son Edwin, Jr. died in 1954 and brother Frank preceded him in death.

Osta Bird Eddy ( 1963 )

Mrs. Osta Eddy, 90, of 435 W 11th St., Port Angeles, a resident here for 54 years, died Monday. Services will be held at 11am Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Cremation will follow. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bird, born Nov 30, 1872 at Mt. Pleasant, NE, and married Mr. Eddy Mar 28, 1895 at Union, NE. The family came here in 1909 and her husband died here in 1935. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the Angeles Grange. Surviving relatives are daughters, Mrs. James Baldwin, Mrs. T E Peterson, Mrs. Harry Doran, all of Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Harley Edgington ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 1 Jul 1950 )

Harley William Edgington, 67, longtime resident of Sequim, died in a Yakima hospital Friday morning after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at the Methodist Church in Sequim Monday at 9 a.m., with the Rev. W.G. R. Dann officiating.  Burial will be in Sequim View cemetery under direction of the Sequim Mortunary.

Mr. Edgington was born in Ohio April 17, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Edgington.  He moved to Nebraska with his family as a child, living there for 16 years before coming to Sequim in 1904.  He had resided in the Sequim area ever since.  His wife, the former Helen Brackett, died in January. Mr. Edgington had been visiting a sister, Mrs. Goldie E. Taylor of Selah, since April.

Survivors beside Mrs. Taylor include a son, Clarence E. Edgington, Quinault;  two brothers, Harry F. and Frederick Edgington, Sequim;  and another sister, Mrs. Charolotte Wilder, San Gabriel, Calif.

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Lindsey W Edgington ( 1989 )

A funeral service was held Dec 16 in Olympia for Lindsey W. Edgington, age 78, who has been a resident of Olympia for the past 40 years. He was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tumwater.

Mr. Edgington was born Aug 9, 1911 in Sequim to Frederick and Fanny Pettit Edgington. He graduated from Sequim High School in 1929 and on Aug 9, 1931 married Elizabeth Weekley in Sequim.

He was employed as a dairyman for many years. He was a member of the Northwest Dairymen's Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and camping.

Mr. Edgington is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Olympia; 3 daughters, Joanie Lett Hayvaz, Linda E Salmi and Evelyn L. Thompson, all of Olympia; 2 brothers, Waldo of Poulsbo and Lyle of Seattle; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Robert J Edwards ( 8-4-1960 )

Robert J Edwards, 59, Rt. 3, died here Monday evening following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 1pm Saturday with the Rev. James McDowell officiating. Cremation by the Harper Funeral Home will follow.

Mr. Edwards was born in Clallam Bay Sep 25, 1900, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Edwards. He lived in Clallam County all his life.

When he was 5 years old the family moved to Port Crescent and later to Joyce.

Mr. Edwards has been an employee of the Clallam County Highway Dept. since 1929. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the First Baptist Church.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Carrie, Port Angeles; 3 daughters, Mrs. John R Tyler, Campbell, CA; and Mrs. James R Mix and Mrs. Arthur Hill, both of Port Angeles; 2 sons, Robert W Edwards and Donald L Edwards, both of Port Angeles; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Henry Liljedahl and Mrs. Arthur Liljedahl, both of Port Angeles; 3 half brothers, Charles Napiontek, Joyce; and Paul Napiontek, Montesano, John Napiontek, Alaska. 14 grandchildren also survive.

Andrew Eiban ( d May 30, 1937 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jun 1, 1937 )

Andrew Eiban, 78, of 1034 W 10th St., one-time world's champion heavyweight weight lifter and a resident of Port Angeles since 1903, died suddenly Sunday morning here. He was born in Munich, Germany Sep 6, 1861 and came to NY from there in 1888. He later removed to Chicago and made his home there 14 years, traveling out of Chicago in the show business as a professional weight lifter. Up to the time of his death he still possessed the medals and trophies won by his athletic feats. He lived in Port Angeles continuously from 1905 until his death. He worked for many years at the Charles Nelson lumber mill, leaving in 1925. In recent years he has devoted much time to gardening at his home and has been a widely acquainted and respected citizen of the community. He is survived by his widow and numerous other relatives, including Mr. and Mrs. John Solf of Port Angeles. Services will be Wednesday at 2pm from the Christman Mortuary, the rev. E H Peilstein officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Lena Eiban ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 21 Nov 1925 )

Mrs. Lena Eiban passed away last evening at 5 o'clock at the family residence at 1034 W 10th St.  She was born 54 years ago in Germany and came to the United States 32 years ago.  She was married to Andrew Eiban Chicago 26 years ago.

Mrs. Eiban has been a resident of Port Angeles for the past 23 years.  She is survived by her husband, two brothers, John Solf of Chicago, Ben Solf of Michigan, and a cousin, John Solf, residing in this city.

Funeral services will be held from the Lyden & Freeman funeral parlors on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Erle Howell will officiate and interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Joel Edward Ellis ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 22, 1943 )

Joel Edward Ellis, 33, former Clallam County resident, died Sunday, Sep 19, at Longview, WA.  Funeral services will be held at the Sequim Methodist Church Friday, Sep 24 at 2pm with Rev. W G R Dann in charge.

Born at Dungeness May 9, 1910, he was married to Miss Nina B Bushman at Sequim Oct 18, 1930.  For 17 years the late Mr. Ellis was engaged in logging in Clallam County and other parts of the state and was very well known to hundreds of people in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Ms. Nina B Ellis, and 3 children Raymond, Adele and Joel, Jr., of Castle Rock, WA; mother Mrs. Ethel Becker of Sequim.  There are 5 brothers, L M Ellis, Sequim; A V Ellis, Castle Rock; Coxswain Edwin A Becker, Camp Perry, VA; Private Robert C Becker, Camp Roberts, CA; Charles H Becker, Sequim; There is also a sister, Helen E Becker of Sequim.

Ernest L. Eldridge ( 6-22-1966 )

Ernest Luck Eldridge, 80, owner of the Highway 101 Motel and local businessman, died here Tuesday morning.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30pm Friday at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Hostetler officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mr. Eldridge was born in Brighton, England July 3, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Eldridge. He came to Port Angeles in 1922 and worked as a barber until 1936. He built the Highway 101 Motel in 1947, and had since also worked in real estate and house building. He retired five years ago.

He married Hilda Lundmark in Fernie, BC, Canada, in 1910. She survives him at their home at 1003 S Lincoln St.

Mr. Eldridge was a British veteran of W.W.I.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Edward, Port Angeles; a sister, Emily Eldridge of England, and one granddaughter.

Edward Erwin Elterich ( bu Ocean View Cemetery 10-3-1951 )

Many old friends from Forks were in Port Angeles Wednesday to attend funeral services held that morning at 11 for Edward E. Elterich, 53, a former resident of the West End for many years. Services were held at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. W. Raymond Wilder officiating. Burial was in the Ocean View Cemetery.

Mr. Elterich passed away Sunday morning after an illness of several weeks. His home was at 113 E 9th St in Port Angeles.

Edward Erwin Elterich was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Elterich, Clallam County pioneers and was born on the family homestead in the Dickey River valley Dec 18, 1897. The family homesteaded in the area in 1893. When he was a year old, they moved to Forks where he later attended school and lived until 10 years ago when he moved to Port Angeles.

At Forks he was one of the town's best liked and prominent citizens. Over a period of years he was a freight truck driver for R. O. Wahlgren. The freight line operated between Port Angeles and the west end of the county and he was a frequent visitor to Port Angeles. He also was a saw mill employee and engaged in many other lines of work at Forks.

He married Myrtle Donahue in 1929. In 1941 they moved to Port Angeles and since then he had engaged in construction and carpenter work. He was employed on many projects with the Port Construction Co., owned by a brother, Louis Elterich. He helped build highway bridges along the Olympic highway and in Oregon and was superintendent in charge of the big project at Storm King Point, Lake Crescent.

He worked on many business buildings and homes in Port Angeles as a carpenter and most recently was engaged in construction of the Angeles Gravel and Supply Co. dock.

The Elterich home in Port Angeles was a frequent stopping place for scores of west end people visiting there. The Elterichs either knew or were related to many residents of the west end.

Few men in the county had a greater knowledge of the area around Forks where he roamed as a boy and man hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church and Naval Lodge of Elks in Port Angeles and for many years was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and Congregational Church of Forks.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Elterich, daughter Joanne Elterich and stepson, Harold Donahue, all of Port Angeles; 4 brothers, Louis Elterich and Albert Stevens, Port Angeles; Dan Stephens, Forks; and Ralph Elterich, OR; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Maneval, Clallam Bay; and Mrs. Laura Hays, Bremerton; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Malinda Jane Elterich (Forks Forum Oct 10, 1946 )

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Malinda Elterich, pioneer resident of Forks, Friday afternoon [10-3 -1946] at 2 at the First Congregational Church.

Malinda Jane Elterich was born on March 28, 1865 in Washington County in the state of Virginia. At the time of her death, she was 81 years old.

In 1886 she was married to William P Stephens. In 1890 she moved with her husband to White River Valley near Auburn, WA, and then left that place to settle in Clallam County in 1893. Late in the year 1893, the family homesteaded on the Dickey river about 5 miles from Quillayute, coming by boat from Seattle to LaPush, from LaPush to Mora by a canoe and walking from there to Quillayute. From there the family was transported to the Dickey river on horseback. The couple had 4 children (Dan, Albert, Grace and Emma ) They lived there for 2 years, when Mr. Stephens passed away. Mrs. Elterich then filed a claim on a homestead and in the year 1896 married David Elterich.

It was here that she helped organize the first Sunday School to provide religious instruction for her four children and three other children who lived in the near vicinity. In order to make it possible for the children to attend school they moved to Forks and settled on the ranch now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Page, then known as the Smalley ranch. This was in the fall of 1898.

Sunday School was held in the school house on the lot where the drug store now stands. Rev. Rufus Fletcher conducted preaching services once a month.

In 1903, the Congregational Church was organized and Mrs. Elterich was one of six who formed the charter and money was granted by the Home Mission Board to help erect the building.

Mrs. Elterich also served on the school board, helped organize the Ladies Aid, was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge organized in 1911; was also a member of the Grange, Pioneer Home Economics Club and Forks Chapter of the Red Cross. Right up to her passing she was a regular attendant at all church services and loyal to Ladies Aid.

She leaves to mourn her loss 5 sons; Dan and Albert Stephens of Forks; Eddied and Louis Elterich of Port Angeles and Ralph Elterich of Coos Bay, OR; 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Maneval of Clallam Bay, Mrs. Laura Hays of Bremerton and Mrs. Grace Hankins of Alaska; 3 brothers, Eli Collings of Port Orchard; Tom Collings of VA; and Charles Collings of TX; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was one of the pioneer residents of Forks and Quillayute, familiarly known to all and respected and held in high esteem by all who were privileged to know her.

Cecil C Emery ( d 7 Jun 1946 )

Cecil C Emery, 51, of the Blue Mountain district east of Port Angeles died suddenly at his home Friday.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 10 at 2pm with Rev. James T Albertson officiating at the Christman Mortuary chapel and burial in the Blue Mountain Cemetery.

Mr. Emery was born in Ottowa county, KS June 10, 1894 and came to the Blue Mountain district with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Emery 47 years ago and lived there ever since. His father, who established the Emery homestead on which the family always resided, died in 1928 and his mother in 1940.

When 17 years old, Mr. Emery was stricken with paralysis and had been confined to a wheel chair since. His hobby was housekeeping at the old family home where he and his brother Ernest lived. He never married. Evidence found at the home by Sheriff Karl Kirk who was called last night, indicated the Mr. Emery took his own life by shooting himself with a shotgun, the sheriff said.

Surviving relatives include sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Winslow, Brewster, Wn; Mrs. Vina Corning, Seattle, and Mrs. Lottie Winters, Port Angeles; brothers, Ernest of Blue Mountain, and Henry of Dungeness. There are many nieces and nephews.

Elva Irene Knapman Emery ( 23 Mar 1961 )

Elva Irene Emery, 66, Sequim, lifetime resident of Clallam County, died at Sequim Thursday. Services will be held Monday at 2pm at Sequim Trinity Methodist Church with Rev. Robert C Ward officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Knapman, born in Sequim Dec 3, 1894. She married Henry Emery at Sequim Nov 14, 1932. He died Nov 14, 1960. She lived in the east end of Clallam County all her life, and was a member of Sequim Prairie Grange No 1108. Survivors: her daughter, Mrs. Everett Good, Sequim; a sister, Mrs. Emma Brooks, Kent, WA; a brother, Charles Knapman, Sequim; 3 granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Ernest Aaron Emery ( 18 Oct 1949 )

Funeral services for Ernest Aaron Emery, 67, of Route 2, Sequim, will be Friday at 2pm at the Harper Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Logan will officiate and burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery.

Mr. Emery died Tuesday morning following a short illness. He was a native of Kansas, born October 18, 1882, and had resided here in the Blue Mountain district for 61 years.

Surviving relatives are one brother, Henry Emery of Sequim; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Vina Corning, Seattle, and Mrs. John Winters, Port Angeles.

Henry Sterling Emery ( Nov 14, 1960 )

Henry Sterling Emery, 73, of Sequim, a resident of the county for 70 years, died Monday after a short illness. Services will be conducted 2pm Friday at the Trinity Methodist Church in Sequim with the Rev. Robert C Ward officiating; burial will be in the Sequim View Cemetery with the McDonald Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Emery died Nov 14, 1960. He was born March 27, 1887 in Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Emery. He came here at an early age with his parents and farmed most of his life. He married Elva Knapman at Sequim Nov 15, 1932. He was a member of the Sequim Prairie Grange. Survivors: wife Elva, daughter, Mrs. Everett Good of Sequim; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Winter, Port Angeles; Mrs. Vina Corning, Bellingham, 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Eddie Mollen, Des Moines and Kathi and Lori Good, both of Sequim.

Arthur Epperson ( 7-29-1971 )

Graveside services for Arthur Epperson, 67, 717 Laurel St, will be held Monday at 11am at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with Rev. Floyd Green officiating. Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Epperson, who died in Port Angeles on Thursday, was born April 6, 1904, in Lynn, WA and came to Port Angeles at an early age, He married myrtle Kelso in Port Angeles on June 10, 1950.

A partner in the Epperson Lumber Yard until his retirement in 1944, Mr. Epperson was a life member of the BPOE No.353.

He is survived by his widow, Myrtle Epperson of Port Angeles; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Doris Hudson of Port Angeles and Mrs. Ray Beck, NV.

Bennie Epperson ( 1981 )

Funeral services for Bennie Epperson, 88, will be at 2pm Thursday at Harper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elbert Harlow of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Friends may call at the chapel Thursday until the funeral. Mr. Epperson died Monday in Port Angeles.

He was born at Boise, ID, July 21, 1892 to Mr. and Mrs. Evan Epperson. In 1900 he came with his parents in a horse drawn wagon to Port Angeles. They then settled in Eden Valley and lived in a log cabin for three years until building their home.

Mr. Epperson was a self educated man. He worked for 35 years for Angeles Concrete Products Co. and retired at age 68.

He was the last charter member of Pomona Grange, joining it May 21, 1917. He was also a charter member of Eden Grange, now disbanded, and a gold leaf member of Dry Creek Grange. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served in the Army in W.W.I.

Survivors are 3 step daughters, Mrs. Etta Grall and Mrs. Zoe Anderson of Port Angeles; and Mrs. Becky Beckendorf in CA; and a nephew; Robert Boyd of Port Angeles.

Charlotte Balch Epperson (d Feb 9, 1974 The Peninsula Daily News issue of Feb 11, 1974 )

Funeral services for Charlotte Balch Epperson, 78, will be Tuesday at 11am at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elbert Harlow officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.

Mrs. Epperson, Rt. 3, died Saturday in Port Angeles.  She was born March 10, 1895 in Lacrosse, WI, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Edberg.  She was married to Ben Epperson May 31, 1963, in Port Angeles. During the years 1948-1960 her house was used as a juvenile home before any existed in Port Angeles.  She cared for many foster children, during those years, as many as 12 at a time.  She also enjoyed gardening.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, Dry Creek Grange and Dry Creek Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her widower; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ivan Beckendorf of Crescent City, CA; Mrs. Raymond A. Anderson and Mrs. Vernon Grall, both of Port Angeles; 2 stepdaughters Mrs. Forrest Albert of Woodland, WA; and Mrs. Kathleen Haskin of Forest Grove, OR; 2 stepsons, Theodore Balch of Boise, ID; and Charles R. Balch, Sr. of Seattle; 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

James Allen Epperson ( 1-15-1936 )

James Allen Epperson, 76, retired cabinetmaker and resident of Port Angeles for the past 30 years, passed away at 2pm Wednesday Jan. 15 after an illness of 4 weeks.

James Allen Epperson was born in Madison County, IA, June 17, 1859. He was joined in marriage in Harrison county, IA, to Elizabeth Jane Headlee on Sep 23, 1883. To this union 11 children were born, 9 of them living.

Mr. Epperson came to Port Angeles from Iowa in 1906 and followed the business of cabinetmaker and contractor for a number of years. In 1917 he started the J A Epperson & Sons sash and door factory here, and was active in the plant until four years ago.

He was baptized in the Christian church in 1905 in Iowa.

In Sep, 1933, Mr. and Mrs. Epperson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Epperson, he is survived by 3 sons: Fred, Arthur, and Lloyd Epperson; 6 daughters, Mrs. N D Rife, Mrs. G F Kearns, Mrs. C R Winston, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Abe Davidson and Mrs. Ada Haworth, all living in Port Angeles; brother W J Epperson, Missouri Valley, IA; 15 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Christman Mortuary on Saturday, Jan 18 at 1pm with Rev. Joseph Beall of the Methodist Episcopal Church reading the service. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

James Wylie Epperson ( d 7 Nov 1952 )

James Wylie Epperson, 85, 935 E 12th St., died Friday evening following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday at 2pm with Dr. Oscar Adam officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mr. Epperson was born in Blue Rapids, MI June 29, 1867. He first came to Clallam County in 1882 and moved to Boise, ID in 1906. He married Myrtle Harville in Boise June 12, 1910. They moved to Denver, CO, in 1924 and returned here in 1931.

Mr. Epperson was a carpenter who did considerable construction work here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Vandercreek and son, Joseph Epperson, and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of Port Angeles.

Joseph L Epperson (Jan 16, 1974  The Daily News Jan 18, 1974 )

Joseph L Epperson , 55, died Wednesday in Port Angeles. He resided at Rt. 4 Box 67. Services will be 2pm Saturday at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Stockman officiating. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery. He was born Port Angeles 40 years ago and worked many years for the city, retiring in 1969. He served with the US Navy in WWII. He is survived by a son Richard J. Epperson of Seattle; 2 daughters, Myrtle Ann Neal of Marysville and Sharron Laswell of Seattle; 5 grandchildren and a sister, Florence Vanderceeek of Sequim. Services will conclude at Harper Chapel.

Nellie Henderson Epperson ( Mar 11, 1975 )

Nellie Epperson, 83, 1116 E Lauridsen Blvd., died Tuesday in Port Angeles. There will be no funeral services. Friends may call at Ridgeview Chapel until 8pm Thursday and cremation will follow.
She was born Apr 13, 1891 in Portland to Mr. and Mrs. Robert M Henderson. She graduated from God Samaritan Hospital as a registered nurse. She married Fred Epperson in May 1924 in Olympia, and her preceded her in death in 1950. In 1924 they came to Port Angeles and she worked in the old Davidson Hay Hospital and for various doctors there. She came back to Port Angeles in 1966. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: a son Robert "Al" Epperson of Indio, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Downing of Port Angeles, and Marion Epperson of San Jose, CA; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a sister, Annie Peterson of Portland.

Annie Erickson [bu Ocean View Cemetery Mar 1, 1937 ]

Mrs. Annie Erickson, 60, wife of K. O. Erickson, passed away last night at her home, 234 E 10th St., after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Monday at 2pm with the Eastern Star in charge and the Rev. C E Fulmer officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Erickson lived in Port Angeles 25 years. She was a member of the Esther Chapter No 19 Order of Eastern Star, Hatasu Temple of Daughters of the Nile, and the Rebekah Lodge.

She is survived by her husband, K. O. Erickson; a stepson, Kenneth Erickson; a stepdaughter, Sybil Erickson of Los Angeles, and a brother Ephraim DeLong of Port Angeles.

Annie Leola McAllister Erickson

A graveside service for Anne Leola Erickson, 79, of Port Angeles was Saturday at Laurel Grove Cemetery. President Calvin Johnson officiated. Mrs. Erickson died Thursday Oct 26, 1989 at Port Angeles Care Center.

She was born June 1, 1910 in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, to John and Martha Elizabeth McAllister.

She married Walter C Ellis Aug 1, 1931 in Port Angeles. The couple moved to Forks in 1955, where they built and operated Ellis' Resort, which is now Three Rivers Resort. He died March 8, 1967. She married Arthur Erickson in 1969 in Port Angeles. They did commercial fishing out of LaPush. He died July 28, 1975.

Surviving relatives include 2 sons, John "Alex" Ellis of Forks; and William C. Ellis of Kent; one daughter, Dorothy Lindstrom of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cecelia Blake of British Columbia.

Anton R Erickson

Former Sequim resident Anton R Erickson, 68, died at his Bainbridge Island home on Thursday, June 13, 1991.

He was born Jul 2, 1992 in Blyn, to Anton E and Caroline Fernandez Erickson. He had lived at the Messenger House Care Center on Bainbridge Island before moving to a home there a few years ago.

He is survived by a brother Ernest Erickson and sisters Emma Olson and Cora Erickson, all of Sequim.

Cremation was under the direction of Hess Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island.

Carolyn Fernandes Erickson (about 1961 )

Mrs. Carolyn Erickson, 77, of Blyn, who came to Discovery Bay with her parents 75 years ago in a sailing ship from Honolulu, died Thursday after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Antonio Fernandes, born in Honolulu in May, 1834.

Funeral services will be held at the Sequim Methodist Church Saturday at 2pm. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery under the direction of Harper Funeral Home.

Caroline Fernandes married Anton Erickson at Sequim in 1900. He died there in 1946. Mrs. Erickson lived in Blyn the past 75 years.

Included among Surviving relatives are 2 daughters; Mrs. Ray Olson, Sequim; Miss Cora Erickson, Blyn; 2 sons, Ernest Erickson, Sequim; Anton Erickson, Buckley, WA; 2 brothers, Tony Fernandes, Pysht, Ben Fernandes, Seattle; a half brother Leo Fernandes, Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Charles Duncan, Sequim; and 4 grandchildren.

Helen Olivia Adolphson Erickson (bu Ocean View Cemetery 6-14-1952 )

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Olivia Erickson, 40, 712 W 3rd St. will be Saturday at 3pm at the Harper Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Fisher will officiate; Offers of Esther Chapter Order of Eastern Star, will attend burial services at Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Erickson was born Helen Olivia Adolphson in Everett, July 26, 1911. She came to Port Angeles with her parents when she was 3 years old. She attended grade schools here and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1929.

Helen Olivia Adolphson and Kenneth O Erickson were married at Shelton in 1929. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Port Townsend a short time; they moved back here with the start of the Rayonier mill where he was employed, and had resided here since.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth O Erickson and 3 sons; Robert Kenneth, William Kron and David Karl Erickson, all of Port Angeles; father Oscar Adolphson; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Jensen, Port Angeles; and 2 brothers, Melvin Adolphson, Port Angeles; and Roy Peterson, Bellevue.

K.[Kron] O Erickson ( Jan 7, 1954 )

K. O. Erickson, 90, one of Clallam County's most prominent citizens, died Monday after a short illness. He had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke last Friday,

His 66 years on the Olympic Peninsula spanned its growth and development since early pioneer days. He came to the peninsula as a young man after a career aboard sailing ships around the world. He established a trading post among the Indians and built a settlement along the Pacific which is now a ghost town.

Mr. Erickson came to Port Angeles in 1912, starting a grocery business while winding up as a developer of many of this city's major business sites. In later years he took an interest in such projects as children's playgrounds.

Born in Mora, Sweden in 1864, he left home when 13 to sail the seas as a cabin boy and seaman. He traveled extensively.

On moving to Clallam County, he homesteaded on the Quillayute River at its junction with the Dickey River, starting a trading post which he named Mora after his birthplace in Sweden. He extended his trading operations and soon was operating trading posts at Mora, LaPush, Forks, and later at Lake Ozette.

He became the first postmaster and US Commissioner at Mora. In 1906 he was elected county commissioner, and served for 6 years, including a term as chairman.

In 1912 he sold his holdings at Mora and entered the grocery business in Port Angeles. In 1923 he founded Port Angeles Savings and Loan Association, heading it for 20 years.

He was decorated by the King of Sweden for charitable work in his native town of Mora, Sweden. In 1950 he published a book "The White Bear," a story of his life.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 50 years and occupied all the offices of that lodge. He was a life member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Masonic Lodge and Order of the Mystic Shrine.

Surviving are a son Kenneth Erickson, Port Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Sybil Morgan; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. K. O. Erickson ( d 16 Mar 1907 )

The sad news of the almost sudden death of Mrs. K O Erickson, wife of Commissioner Erickson, in Seattle, on Saturday evening last, was received here Monday. The shock to Mr. Erickson was made more severe by the receipt of a letter a few hours before the arrival of the news of her death, in which she stated that she had completely recovered from her illness and would leave the hospital on the following Monday. Since the birth of her daughter on February 28, Mrs. Erickson had been staying with relatives in Seattle. Kidney trouble was the immediate cause of her death.

Mrs. Erickson was born in San Francisco 36 years ago. The funeral will take place in Quillayute.

Emma Jane McLaughlin Evans ( 10 Jan 1961 )

Mrs. Emma Jane Evans, 85, widow of Alfred Allen Evans of Dungeness, died Tuesday after a residence in Clallam County of 70 years. Services will be held at Sequim Trinity Methodist Church Friday at 2pm with Rev. Robert Ward officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery under direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McLaughlin, born at Baillie, New Brunswick Canada, May 12, 1875. She came to Port Angeles with her parent sin 1890 and married Alfred Allen Evans here Dec 14, 1898. They went to their farm home at Dungeness where her home has been since. Mr. Evans died in 1953. She was past matron and member of Pilgrim Chapter of Sequim OSS and a member for many years of Ladies' Improvement Club of Dungeness and until recent years belonged to BZ Chapter of PED, Port Angeles.
Survivors: 2 sons, Frank of Sequim and Allen of San Luis Obispo, CA; a daughter Mrs. Florence Ray, Seattle; sister Mrs. Donald McLaughlin, Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

Hayes Evans, Sr. ( 1965 )

Hayes Evans, Sr., 88, born in Dungeness and a descendant of the Weir and Evans families, early settlers of the Dungeness Valley, died Sunday in Sequim. Services will be held Wednesday at 1pm at Harper Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas Hostetler will officiate with interment in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clyde Shore, Thomas Neal, Ben Coon, Arthur Robinson, Rex McInnes, Sr. and A M Devine. The history of the Evans-Weir families of Dungeness goes back almost 100 years, near the creation of Washington Territory.

He was born July 9, 1877 on the family homestead of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L Evans. He was one of 7 children. His mother came to Dungeness in 1860, his father in 1863. Mr. Evans worked on the farm as a boy then bought acreage south of the home farm. He married Susan Allen Duncan in 1901. They had 7 children. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at Trinity Methodist Church in 1961. He farmed 280 acres, raised dairy and beef cattle. He retired after 45 years of farming, but continued interest in affairs of this county. In 1947 he was elected port commissioner and served 15 consecutive years in this position. He was also elected county commissioner in 1934. Affiliations over many years are Farm Loan Association, Federal Land Bank, Clallam County Housing Authority and Naval Lodge of Elks. He attended Dungeness School. Dungeness was at that time the county seat and the county's principal town. The surrounding valley was rich in agricultural land, and the harbor was the shipping point for butter, cream and milk, Dungeness crabs, clams and potatoes. Mr. Evans was also chosen Grand Pioneer of the Sequim Irrigation Festival in 1963. He is survived by his wife at their home on Rt. 2 Sequim. Other survivors include 6 sons, Walter of Sequim; Ralph of Carlsborg; Clyde of Oakland, CA; Herbert of Sequim; Hayes, Jr. of Renton and Lloyd of Saugus, CA. Also a daughter, Mrs. Ina Major of Gardner; a brother, Ernest of Los Angels; a sister Mrs. H Cline of Sequim and 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

James J. Evans ( about 1990 )

At his request, no funeral service was held for James Jewell Evans, age 83, of Napa, CA who died in Napa following a long illness. He was born may 11, 1907 in Dungeness to pioneer settlers, Hayes and Susie Evans.

Mr. Evans, a long time resident of Oakland, CA, was the great-great-great grandnephew of James Buchanan, (15th president of the US), and a 3rd cousin of Charles Evans Hughes (former governor of NY and a US Supreme Court Justice,) He was a first contender the welter-weight boxing championship title and a long time boxing referee.

Mr. Evans is survived by a brother, Hayes Evans, Jr.; his former wife Dolores Evans; 3 daughters, Laurie Espinosa and Gayle White, both of Richmond, CA; and Susan Crafton-Williams of Los Angeles, CA; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Ralph W Evans ( 11-8-74 )

Ralph W Evans, 70, died 11/8/74, Thursday, in Sequim. He lived at 338 N First Ave. He was born June 13, 1904 to Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Evans in Dungeness. Services will be at 10am Tuesday at Sequim Valley Chapel with the Rev. Elmer L Bigham of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery with the VFW in charge of graveside services.
He married Sylvia Riddle Jan 15, 1940, and lived in the Sequim area his entire life except for 4 years in the US Navy. His working years were spent as a ranch hand. He was a veteran of WWII.
Survivors: His widow in Sequim; a foster son, Dennis Brownfield, Stationed with the US Army in Germany; one grandchild; 4 brothers, Lloyd and James both of Saugus, CA; Hayes of Renton, and Herbert of Sequim; and a sister, Mrs. Ina Major of Gardiner.

Ruby Rose Evans

Ruby Rose Evans, 84, of Sequim, died in Port Angeles Tuesday Aug 27, 1974. Mass will be said at St. Joseph's Mission Church Saturday at 930am with Father Eugene Kellenbenz officiating. Rosary will be recited tonight at 8pm at Sequim Valley Chapel and burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery. She was born July 3, 1890 in IL, came to Sequim in 1913 and taught home economics and was girls basketball coach. She married Fred Evans in 1916, he died in 1967. she was a member of St. Joseph's Mission Church, 40 year member of the Women's Club the Sequim Library Board, and was active in numerous community affairs.

Thomas Loverance Evans ( Sep 4, 1931 Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 5, 1931 )

Sequim--Thomas Evans, who celebrated his 93rd birthday on April 6, passed away at the home of his son, Allie, Friday afternoon, Sept 4, having been confined to his bed since Tuesday of this week. His death was due to infirmities of old age and he had been ill only 2 or 3 times in his life. Mr. Evans came to Dungeness in 1863.

Thomas Loverence Evans was born April 6, 1838 at Armstrong, MO, and when he was 19 years old he left his native state in company with a boy friend for the Pacific Coast. Both lads made the trip on horseback, buying the necessary food supplies enroute. The young men were joined by caravans of sturdy pioneers from the Middle States.

Numerous bodies of slain white folks were seen along the trail, which was blazed through thick forest, the further west the journey took the adventures who had left loved ones back yonder to seek new lands, homes and fortunes.

Since the Indians were very hostile, and harassed the big caravan throughout their long trip, it was indeed folly for its members to retire to their covered wagons or beside their camp fires for sleep, so guards took turn at watching, and many times the sleepers were awakened to help fight off a band of stealthy Redskins. Many of the whit folks passed away enroute to the West, and sad indeed were those who laid their loved ones in shallow graves and hastened onward.

They reached what was in those days called Nevada City, but is now Grass Valley, CA. It took seven months to make the trip. Thomas Evans and his chum stayed in that section until the spring of 1858 when they left for Auburn, CA, a city 30 miles away, where they were employed in the mining industry.

In 1862, Evans, with a man named White, left San Francisco aboard a small boat called "The Brother Jonathan" and 3 weeks later arrived in Portland, OR. Later the young men went to what was then Grand Valley but is now Baker, OR, where they worked a month and then left for Walla Walla. A little later they went to Portland again, reaching there at the time of the big flood of the Willamette river in the spring of 1862.

Mr. Evans obtained work at once as a laborer in building the first railroad in Washington, at what is now known as Cascade Locks, OR on the Columbia River. This town was called in early days Portage.

In the fall of 1862, one fine November day found Mr. Evans headed for Victoria, BC. where he was employed until March 1863. The mode of travel in those days was very crude and dangerous, but Evans wanted to live again in his own country so in company with 8 men he left Victoria in a type of water craft called a "plunger." It was well-named, for it did plunge most of the trip. The boat was small and short and the passengers were locked in the hold of the boat, and perhaps it was well they were tied in, for they were very ill during the entire trip and were very glad to reach Port Angeles, where they had a fine meal at the Gardner Hotel.

Mr. Evans spent some time at Discovery Bay and came to Dungeness on April 1863. The lighthouse had been built at Dungeness in 1857 and the friendly beacon lights there still guide the passing boats at sea.

Lumbering was an important industry in those days, and in April, 1863, Thomas Evans was employed in the logging camps operated by Roberts and Raynes on the Samuel Woodcock farm, which is now a fine farm operated by Warren Woodcock. Mr. Evans lived in those days at the old Boom house.

In January, 1868, Mr. Evans was united in marriage to Susan Lovenia Weir, a daughter of prominent pioneers. For a time the happy couple lived at Port Discovery and later took up a homestead at Dungeness, which had been owned by Joe Eberle for a few years. Mr. and Mrs. Evans were blessed with 13 children, 5 children having passed away. The gentle wife and mother was called to her reward about 10 years ago.

Grandpa Evans was most generous and kind, and his kind deeds broadness of mind, keen wit and wholesome regard for the feelings of others endeared him to many who join the family in sorrowing because of the loss of a truly grand old man.

The funeral will be held here in charge of the Sequim Mortuary with interment in the family plot in the Dungeness Cemetery. Arrangement, however, are pending the arrival of relatives. Mr. Evans is survived by the following children: J R Evans and Mrs. Ida Govan of Seattle; John L and E J Evans, of Los Angeles, CA; Mrs. Harry Ticknor of Pasadena, CA; Mrs. Henry line, Hayes Evans and Allie Evans, of Dungeness. There are also 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Grandpa Evans made his home at the home of his son, Allie Evans, and was tenderly cared for by his loving children. The children here were at his bedside when death came.

Walter Evans ( Mar 29, 1968 )

Walter Evans, 66, of Sequim, died Friday after a long illness. Services will be held Tuesday at 2pm at the Methodist Church in Sequim with Rev. Derry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery. His body will lie in state at the Methodist Church from noon until services begin. Arrangements are under the direction of Harper Funeral Home.
He was born in Dungeness in 1901, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Evans; attended school in Dungeness and Lost Mountain; graduated from Sequim High School in 1920. He was a professional boxer in Seattle and California, fighting under the name Billy Ray for 7 years. He came back to Sequim in 1927, starting his own plumbing business which he operated until his retirement in 1962. He married Harriette Duncan in Seattle in 1953. He was a member of the American Legion Post 62 in Sequim, having served in W.W.I.
Survivors: wife Henriette in Sequim; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Paradiso of CA; 2 sons, Walter Jr. and Norman, both of CA; a stepson, U L McDonald of Mr. Vernon, WA; and 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Eula Harwell of IL and Mrs. Mona Kellner of Seattle. Also his mother, Mrs. Hayes Evans of Sequim; a sister, Mrs. Ina Major Gardiner; and 5 brothers: Ralph of Carlsborg, Herbert of Sequim; Hayes of Renton; Lloyd and Clyde of CA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl Everett

A memorial service for Carl Everett, 89, Joyce, will be at 5pm Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Charles Mays will officiate. Mr. Everett died Monday, Jan 7, 1991.

He was born Dec 6, 1901 to the William Everetts who were Clallam County pioneers. He graduated from high school in 1921.

Mr. Everett managed and operated a homestead that was established in 1863 by his grandfather, John Everett. He thrashed grain from the Lyre River to the Lower Elwha and also farmed and raised cattle.

Mr. Everett worked for the local telephone company in the 1920s and helped establish the Farmers's Volunteer Line that brought telephone service to the Freshwater Bay area.

He was a lifetime member of the Port Angeles Naval Lodge of Elks and Eagles and a member of the Farmer's Grange Association.

Surviving relatives include grandnieces and grandnephews Teresa Lingvall, Allure Johnson, Stephen and Fred Schoeffel and Mark and Brad Benedict.

Harper Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.

William Everett

William Everett, 82, of Freshwater, Clallam County, one of this area's most prominent pioneers, noted mountaineer and hunter, died at a hospital last night.

Funeral services are Monday, October 23 at 3pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Fisher officiating under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

"The Mowich Man," or mighty hunter, the exploits of whose life became legends while he was yet alive and active, died during the deer hunting season in which he hoped to participate. Picking apples at his farm home he fell from a tree and injured his head. He was not bedridden and one day later shot some crows out of an apple tree with a shotgun. He then complained of a pain in his head. He was taken to the hospital Saturday and was in a coma most ;of the time until he died last night.

Friends who traveled the trails with him remember his as a keeneyed observed of nature who never lost his love for the woods and hill. He was first in most everything pertaining to the Olympic mountains and was perhaps the oldest Clallam County born resident.

He knew much of the early history of the county and the Indian legends. He had many tales of hunting exploits and the Indian legend of the Thunderbird. He helped build a shake cabin on Lake Crescent where his father, John Everett, had a trap line more than 80 years ago. He told the story of the Lake Crescent mythical sea serpent that Crescent Charlie used to keep other Indians away from the lake.

The keenness of his eyes was uncanny. He could see a deer on the hillsides where no one else could. He read the trails signs and interpreted them unerringly. Men half his age found it difficult to keep up with him on mountain trails and he was always happy in the hills, sleeping under the stars or sitting around a camp fire.

Born Feb 28, 1868 on his father's farm at Freshwater Bay, Mr. Everett lived all his life in Clallam County, much of the time on his own farm a quarter mile southwest of his birthplace.

His father was John Everett, an Ohio man, who, with John Sutherland, settled at Freshwater in 1863. Both had mined gold in California in 1849, then migrated north to join the Cassair gold stampede northern British Columbia. they met at Hudson's Bay trading post in Victoria and came here to hunt and trap for that company and made their headquarters at Freshwater.

The two were the first white men to see what are now Lakes Sutherland and Crescent and ran trap lines around them and took the furs to the trading post in Indian canoes.

First name of Lake Crescent was Lake Everett. Lake Sutherland has retained the name of Everett's partner. John Everett died at his Freshwater home in 1917 and Sutherland at Forks a few years later.

William Everett's mother died when he was very young. He learned woodcraft from his father, helped him hunt animals for their pelts and spent much time on trap lines on the shores of Lake Crescent.

It was he who was the first white man to see many places in the Olympic mountains as he roamed the hills and woods hunting and exploring. For his hunting skill he was called the "Mowich Man." In the Chinook jargon mowich is deer and the title indicates a mighty hunter.

When he was 16 years old he discovered Oream lake in the Bailey range and made his last trip to that area when he was 80 years old when he accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Herb Chrisler on a picture-taking trip, He killed his last buck deer and elk during the 1949 hunting seasons.

For years he reigned supreme as the king of the Olympic peninsula cougar hunters. He and his favorite cougar hound Babe and other dogs treed and killed 99 cougar and innumerable bob cats. He often yearned to kill his 100th cougar.

Besides hunting with a gun, the pioneer was a photographer and his pictures of game, taken in the mountains, are some of the best taken in the Olympics.

Before becoming ill several weeks ago, Mr. Everett was planning on a deer hunting trip during the present open season and to hunt elk next month. William Everett and Margaret Schoeffel were married Sep 21, 1903 at the home of Mrs. Everett's sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Blater, in Eden Valley. Soon afterwards they moved from the old Everett homestead to the present home nearby at Freshwater that they and their children have developed into a large modern farm.

Mrs. Everett, Slim Farrell and Charles Anderson were hunting cougar along Boulder creek, a tributary of the Elwah river in 1908 when they first saw the Olympic hot springs. They stayed and hewed out a cedar log for a tub, piped in the sulphur water and that was the start of the present Olympic Hot Springs resort.

Lumber was whipsawed and cabins built. His two partners withdrew from the enterprise and for a decade Mr. and Mrs. Everett devoted themselves to the development of the resort. He built a large rustic hotel as a part of the plant. The hotel burned down a dozen years ago.

While developing the hot springs, the Everett's were also building up their farm home. Their son Carl had managed the farm in recent years and their daughter Jean and her husband Harry Schoeffel have had active charge of the hot springs.

It was September 21, 1943 that Mr. and Mrs. Everett celebrated their golden wedding with a reenactment of the ceremony at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and open house at their home and a reception at the church.

Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Everett, son Carl Everett, and daughter Mrs. Harry Schoeffel, and a grandson Robert Schoeffel, of Clallam County, and many other more distant relatives.