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Gagnon, Evelyn Maxine Hanson
Gagnon, Irvin P
Gagnon, Maida F Jones
Gallagher, James, Jr
Gallagher, James Roland
Gant, Flora Coble
Gaydeski, Darrel S
Gaydeski, Helen LaChance
Gehrke, Anna Jane Hooker
Geist, W C
Gierin, Edward F
Godfrey, George Ritchie
Gould, Mabel Johnson
Gould, Mary Anna Nailor
Gould, Robert Emmett
Gould, William Benjamin
Govan, Ida Evans
Govan, Nellie Evelyn Combs
Govan, Percy Norman
Graham, William Edgar
Grant, Hattie May Long
Grant, James A
Gregory, M J
Gunderson, Carrie Peteson
Guptill, Thomas Henry
Guthrie, Caroline E
Guthrie, Edwin David
Guthrie, Margaret L Mackechnie
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Alphonse Gaboury ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Apr 3, 1933 )
Alphonse Gaboury, 66, an employee of the Washington Pulp and Paper Company for 12 years, passed away at 4:25am Sunday at his home, 511 W 9th, after an extended illness.
Born at Lowell, MA, on April 20, 1866, the late Mr. Gaboury lived at that city until he was 17. He then went to Little Falls, MN, where, on march 24, 1890, he married Exzina Alard. Four children, all of whom are living, were born to the union. Mrs. Gaboury passed away at Little Falls, in June, 1904.
Mr. Gaboury was married to Mrs. Virginia Blais at Little Falls on Nov 13, 1908. Four children were born, 3 are now living.
In 1919 Mr. Gaboury came to the state of Washington, eventually making his home in Port Angeles. Here he established a wide circle of friends, particularly at the plant where he was employed as a millwright. He was a member of the Catholic Church and of Naval Lodge of Elks #353. A devoted father and valued friend and neighbor, he is mourned by a host of kinfolk and acquaintances.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Virginia Gaboury; 4 childen by the deceased Mrs. Exzina Gaboury, Harvey E and Wilfred H Gaboury and Mrs. Phoebe Davidson, Port Angeles; and Homer Gaboury, Olympia; Mrs. Susanna Gibbons and Arthur and Marie Gaboury of Port Angeles, children of the surviving widow; and 5 step-children, Mrs. A A Severs of Port Angeles; Mrs. Elmer Wilder of Kelso; David Blais, Ocean Falls, BC, Eugene Blais, Port Angeles and Mrs. Pearl Snyder, Wilmington, California.
There are 3 brothers living, including Henry Gaboury, at Brainerd, MN; Joseph at Little Falls and Peter, in Saskatchewan, Canada. Three sisters, Mrs. Noah Moran, Mrs. V Moran and Mrs. William Baverage, reside at Little Falls, MN.
In addition there are 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9am at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery. The services are under the direction of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors.
Evelyn Maxine Hanson Gagnon ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 25, 1938 )
Following a brief illness, Mrs. Evelyn Maxine Gagnon, 25, wife of Howard Gagnon of Sekiu, passed away in a local hospital Sunday morning at 7:05. Funeral services are being held Wednesday at 2pm from the parlors of the Dewey Lyden Funeral Home. Rev. Erle Howell will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Gagnon was born at Clallam Bay on Dec 7, 1907 and spent most of her life at that place and at Sekiu. She attended Clallam Bay schools, later coming to Roosevelt high school in Port Angeles where she graduated in 1926 [thus]. In Jan, 1926 [thus], she was married to Howard Gagnon of Port Angeles. Two sons were born the union.
Mrs. Gagnon is survived by her husband, her sons, Howard Vernon, age
6 and Delmar Wayne, 4; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hanson, 2 sisters, Mrs.
Esther Elvrum and Miss Irene Hanson and a brother, Phillip Hanson of Clallam
Irvin P Gagnon ( d Feb 27, 1996 Peninsula Daily News Issue of Mar 6, 1996 )
A celebration of the life of Irvin P Gagnon, 74, will be from 1 to 4pm Sunday in the St. Anne's Room at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. A lunch will follow. Mr. Gagnon, a lifelong resident of Port Angeles, died Tuesday, Feb 27, 1996, at home.
He was born Aug 7, 1921, in Port Angeles, to Warren Phillip and Maida Fox Jones Gagnon. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1941 and attended vocational school. He worked for Crown Zellerbach after high school, and returned there after serving the Navy during WWII. In 1967 he retired from the mill and worked as a machine shop instructor. Following retirement he continued as an advisor for Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.
Mr. Gagnon was a member of the Washing Retired Teachers Association, the Steelheaders, Portland Bass and Panfish Club and a life member of the Port Angeles Garden Club.
He married Mae M Balkwill on Sep 1, 1946 in Port Angeles. She survives. Other survivors are a son Charles of Port Angeles; daughter Laurel-Lea Lomax of Dry Creek; brothers Roy and Charles of Dry Creek and Wesley of Port Angeles; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Home is in charge.
Maida F Jones Gagnon ( d July 3, 1986 )
Memorial service for Maida F J Gagnon, 82, will be at 11am Tuesday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Ken Parker officiating. There was cremation. She died Thursday, July 3, 1986 in Port Angeles.
Mrs. Gagnon was born Nov 4, 1903 in Port Angeles to Charles and Harriet Jones. She married Warren Gagnon in Dec 1919 in Port Angeles. He died in 1957. She had lived in the Dry Creek area west of Port Angeles all of her life.
She is survived by 4 sons, Irwin Gagnon, Roy Gagnon, Wesley Gagnon, all of Port Angeles; and Charles Gagnon of Clallam Bay; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren .
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Gallagher ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 13 Mov 1931 ) [ bu Ocean View Cemetery 14 Nov 1931 ]
Charles Gallagher, 82 year old Clallam County pioneer, died at a local hospital yesterday after having lived here for 42 years.
Born in the Province of Ontario, Canada, July 13, 1849, the late Mr. Gallagher moved to Crystal Falls, MI where he was probate judge. Coming here in 1889 he settled on the homestead in the Freshwater Bay district that has been his home ever since. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church and was made a life member of the Naval Lodge of Elks.
Mr. Gallagher is survived by one son, James Gallagher, 220 W 15th St and 8 grandchildren. The remains will be taken to the James Gallagher home at 7pm and remain there until the funeral that is to be held tomorrow morning at 9 at the Catholic Church with Rev. Father Bernerd Neary, SJ. officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. The Christman Mortuary is in charge of the funeral.
For years, Mr. Gallagher was one of the outstanding characters of the Freshwater Bay section. He counted his friends in the county by the hundreds. He retained a grasp on his faculties until the last illness and was wide awake mentally and physically. On of the greatest virtues was his charity to all his friends and neighbors. The passing of Mr. Gallagher signals the loss of another of those sturdy pioneers who came to the county when it was young and wrestled with the wilderness to carry out homes. He worked hard and was happy in his work and lived to see the fulfillment of his dream of a fine farm home hewed out of the big timber.
James Gallagher, Jr. ( May 15, 1986 )
James Ronald Gallagher, Jr., 76, a former Port Angeles resident, died Thursday, May 15, 1986, in Edmonds. There was cremation with a memorial service in Beck's Garden Chapel with the Rev. Rayner Harrington of Holy Rosary Catholic Church officiating. Private Inurnment was in Restlawn Memorial Park in Edmonds.
He was born April 1, 1919, in Port Angeles to James R and Irma Gallagher. He attended school in Joyce. In the late 1920s he worked for Clallam County, and later for Govan Construction on the Olympic Peninsula and in Alaska.
He is survived by his second wife, Arlene, of Edmonds; 2 daughters, one son; and several grandchildren. Also surviving are 4 brothers; Stanley and Maurice Gallagher of Port Angeles, Charles R and Joseph Gallagher of Seattle; and 2 sisters, Adrienne Anderson of Port Angeles and Theresa Binkie in Alaska. A brother, Gilbert, is deceased.
James Roland Gallagher ( d 5-9-1966 )
James Roland Gallagher, pioneer resident and a former Port Angeles City Police captain, died Sunday. He was 87. Mr. Gallagher, who played a key part in the development of Clallam County had bee ill since falling several days ago.
He came to this area in an Indian canoe before the turn of the century. He established a home in the wilderness which he built himself. He also constructed many of the area's first roads and worked on their maintenance.
Mr. Gallagher had a long career as a law enforcement officer. He was elected sheriff of the county in 1911 and served 2 two year terms in this office.
Later, he became a road supervisor and served more that 15 years in this post before returning to police work. He was appointed a deputy under Sheriff Jack Pike before joining the Port Angeles Police Department in 1936 rising in the ranks though all grades to his retiring status of captain in 1950.
Mr. Gallagher was born in Peshigo, WI on Jan 13, 1879. He was married to Irma P Ballou in Seattle in 1908.
He was Past Exalted Ruler of the Naval Lodge of Elks No. 353, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Peace Officers Assn., and Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Besides his widow at the family home, 221 W 15th, Mr. Gallagher is survived by 5 sons, Stanley and Maurice of Port Angeles, Joseph and James in Seattle, and Charles in Alaska; and by 2 daughters, Mrs. C. R. Binkie, Sitka, AK, and Mrs. Richard Anderson, Port Angeles; 26 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren .
The funeral will be held with Requiem Mass at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 11am Tuesday. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the McDonald Funeral Home at 7:30pm today.
Flora Coble Gant ( d 18 Jan 1966 )
Memorial services for Flora Gant, 92, will be at 2pm Tuesday at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel. She died Thursday, Jan 18, 1966 in Port Angeles.
Mrs. Gant was born Jun 20, 1903 in Walla Walla, WA to Frederick and Rhoda Daulton Coble. Her parents moved to Port Angeles in 1906, and except for brief intervals, she had lived in Port Angeles all here life. She attended the Pine Hill School, Lincoln School and Roosevelt High School. She was a member of the first Campfire Girls group established in Port Angeles.
Mrs. Gant married William Harold Gant in Port Angeles on Apr 4, 1928; he died in 1969.
Mrs. Gant was a long time volunteer at the Art Fiero Marine Lab, the Clallam County Museum, and the Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the Monday Musicale. She was employed at the Port Angeles Nursing Home and at Crestwood Convalescent Center.
Survivors include daughter Jerry Kochanek and son Jack Gant, both of Port Angeles; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Darrel S. "Gudger" Gaydeski ( d May 23, 1992 )
Forks--Funeral services for Darrel S. "Gudger" Gaydeski, 57, of Forks will be a 1pm Wednesday Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, with Pastor Al Harness officiating. Viewing will be from 9 to noon Wednesday at Mt. Olympus Funeral Home. Mr. Gaydeski died Saturday, May 23, 1992, in Forks.
He was born Jan 18, 1935 in Sappho, to Stephen and Helen Gaydeski, and attended schools in Beaver and Forks. He married Jerry Jones Feb. 24, 1956 in Forks. He worked as a logger, and was the owner/operator of a trucking and heavy equipment business. He was a member of the Washington Long Truckers Conference and the International Union of Operating Engineers, and was also a charter member of the Forks Elks Lodge.
Survivors include sons Joe Gaydeski of Forks and Sam Gaydeski of Beaver; daughter Darla DePew of Forks; 5 grandchildren; brother Lawrence Gaydeski of Forks.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Home is in charge. Burial will be in the Forks cemetery.
Helen LaChance Gaydeski ( d 1982 )
Forks--A graveside service for Helen L. Gaydeski, 80, will be at 11am Wednesday in the Forks cemetery with Elder Clarence Blackburn officiating. Mrs. Gaydeski died Sunday in Port Angeles. Mt. Olympus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born to Frank and Ida LaChance, April 19, 1902 in Little Falls, MN. She was raised on the Quillayute Prairie and attended school there. She moved to the family home near Forks in 1921. On Dec 21, 1921 she married Stephen Gaydeski; he died in 1964. Mrs. Gaydeski was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by 2 sons, Lawrence Gaydeski and Darrel Gaydeski, both of Forks; a brother, Charles Marshall of Beaver; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren .
Joseph Gaydeski ( d 1 Feb 1995 Peninsula Daily News issue of 2 Feb 1995 )
FORKS--Services for Joseph Gaydeski, 94, of Forks will be announced at a later date. Mr. Gaydeski died Wednesday, Feb 1, 1995, in Forks.
He was born Feb 15, 1900, in Shuwah to Eustazie Stanley and Anna Pauline Warminski Gaydeski.
Mr. Gaydeski lived in Port Angeles and Forks most of his life. He first worked in railroad construction and engineering then as a timber cruiser.
He married Margaret Johnson Benson in 1950; she preceded him in death , as did brothers Stephen and Edwin and sister Gertrude Smith. He is survived by sister Helena Talbot of Kent.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.
Stephen Gaydeski, 63, Forks, died Sunday after several weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1pm at the Forks Congregation Church with the Rev. W Rich officiating. The Forks IOOF Lodge will conduct graveside services at the Forks Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gaydeski born in this state Feb 12, 1898 and spent his entire life in the state. He was employed by the State Highway Department in the Forks area.
Mr. Gaydeski married Helen La Chance in Port Angeles in 1922. He was a member of the Forks Congregation Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge there.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Helen Gaydeski, Forks; sons Darrell and Lawrence Gaydeski, both of Forks; his mother, Mrs. Anna Gaydeski, Port Angeles; a brother, Joe Gaydeski, Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Dewey Talbott, Sekiu; and 7 grandchildren.
Anna Jane Hooker Gehrke ( d Mar 16, 1992 )
SACRAMENTO, CA--Former Port Angeles resident, Anna Jane "Ann" Hooker Gehrke, 99, died Monday, March 16, 1992, at the Olive Glen Christian Science Nursing Home in Sacramento, CA. There was cremation and the ashes will be placed at the family plot in Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles.
Mrs. Gehrke was born Jul 10, 1892 to James and Lucy Hooker. She attended schools in Port Angeles and graduated from high school in 1913. She married Ernest R. Gehrke, and for many years they operated the Richfield Oil Co. in Port Angeles.
She was a 50 year member of the Esther Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was a lifelong member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, MA. as well as the Port Angeles Christian Science Church, where she served as second reader, and was also on the Executive Board.
Survivors include sisters Georgia Cheal of Sacramento and Frances Rosebrook of Honolulu. She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers Earl and James, and sisters Hazel and Helen.
W C Geist ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Mar 1, 1930 )
W C Geist, 56, pioneer mill man and contractor, died here at 7:15am after an illness that has extended over a period of 2 years.
Born in Cleveland, OH, Dec 30, 1873, the late Mr. Geist came here in August 1902 with his father, the late E A Geist, started the mill that is now known as the Edison Shingle Mill. His father later returned to Cleveland and the younger man continued the operation of the mill in partnership with A H Thompson for a time.
Mr. Geist was one of the founders of Sunrise Heights, that beautiful residential district here. He not only built his own home there but was the contractor who built several other of the dwellings there.
The late Mr. Geist was known not only for his ability as a builder but for sterling qualities as a citizen.
Surviving relatives are the widow and 2 daughters in this city. The daughters are Mrs. Mabel Baar and Mrs. Ethel Donahue. His mother and 2 sisters live in Cleveland, OH.
Funeral services are to be held from the Chapel of Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, 2:30pm next Monday. Rev. E F Beilstein of the Lutheran church will have charge of the services and burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Charles George ( d 6 Feb 1930 )
Charles George, 74, pioneer contractor and builder of Port Angeles, passed away at 6:30 this morning at his home on 8th and Laurel Sts. After suffering more than a year from injuries received when he fell from the roof of his house.
Mr. George was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, on Dec 25, 1855. At the age of 12 he moved to Philadelphia, going from there to St. Louis, MO at the age of 18. While there he was given a contract for constructing the Olympic Hotel in the east end of Port Angeles, and moved here 26 years ago for that purpose, serving as contractor on the hotel which later was sold to be used as the Port Angeles Hospital and Sanitarium.
He married Amelia Wendmuth at Lt. Louis in 1888, and one son was born to the union, Charles George, who for years operated the Capitol theater. Besides his wife and son, he leaves one grandson, and 2 brothers, Joseph and Louis, both of St. Louis.
Mr. George was a soldier serving under Custer, serving in a Missouri regiment in Indian fighting in Nebraska.
His father, who lived to be 110 years old, fought with Napoleon in the Russian campaign.
Mr. George was a member of the Catholic Church of Port Angeles. Funeral services will be held from that church at 9am Saturday, Rev. Father Bernard, OSB officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. The funeral is under the direction of the Christman Mortuary.
Edward F Gierin ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 24, 1943 )
Edward F Gierin, 78, pioneer logging operator in Clallam County, died suddenly Sunday at his farm home near Sequim. Funeral services will be under the direction of Naval Lodge of Elks.
Born March 14, 1865, at Minneapolis, MN, the late Mr. Gierin came west in 1883 and engaged in logging operations around Snohomish and Maple Valley. Coming to Clallam County in 1896, he became associated with the Michael Earles in extensive logging operations at Port Crescent and Joyce.
Mr. Gierin, who continued logging until 1930, when he retired to his farm near Sequim, became one of the best known logging operators in the Peninsula.
Since March 1897, Mr. Gierin had been a member of Naval Lodge of Elks. His membership number was 44, he having been one of the first join after the lodge was instituted in 1896. Mr. Gierin was also a life member of the Arctic Club at Seattle.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Gierin, a son Russell and a daughter, Mrs. Grace Amyes and a granddaughter, Flavia Gierin, all residing at Sequim.
Funeral services will be at the McDonald Funeral Home Wednesday at 11am with interment in Washelli Wednesday afternoon.
Alex Gies [bu Ocean View Cemetry 25 Sep 1931 ]
Alex Gies, 57, pioneer Port Angeles contractor, died suddenly, presumably from the effects of a heart attack, some time last night and his body was found shortly after noon today in a small stream at 8th and Francis Sts. It is presumed that Mr. Gies had been stricken by the heart attacked and fell in the small street where he may have drowned. Death occurred about 2 blocks from his home.
The body was found today by Francis and Charles Owens who notified Sheriff E O Norton. The late Mr. Gies was last seen about 7 last night when he left a neighbor's house after making arrangements for subletting a contract that he had secured yesterday.
The late Mr. Gies has been prominent in the contracting business for a number of years and is very well known throughout the county. Sheriff Norton is making a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary.
Surviving relatives are the widow and 5 children, all of this city. The children are Myrtle, student of the Washington State College; Marshall, former Roosevelt High school captain; Clara, Irene and Harold, the latter 3 children attending school here.
Follow-up articles Sep 22 and 24: Funeral at 2pm Friday at Christman Mortuary with Rev. Erle Howell officiating. Burial in Ocean View Cemetery under auspices of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Case was investigated and ruled a homicide.
George Ritchie Godfrey ( d 29 Mar 1982 )
At his request, there will be no services for George Ritchie Godfrey, 66, who died in his home at Sequim on Monday, March 29. Cremation was under direction of Sequim Valley Chapel.
He was born June 25, 1915 in Port Angeles, the son of Herbert and Margaret Godfrey. His grandparents, Judge and Mrs. William B Ritchie, were Clallam County pioneers.
He attended schools in Sequim and Washington State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
In 1936 he bought Knight-Godfrey Hardware from his father and renamed it Godfrey's Hardware, Housewares and Building Materials. Among the many houses and building in which he was involved is the Graymarsh complex. In 1950, Mr. Godfrey with his family left Sequim to pursue a career in sales and management of wood forest products from which he retired in 1978. He worked and lived in Portland, OR from 1962 to 1981.
Mr. Godfrey was a life member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sequim. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1945. In 1936/37 he was the youngest Master of Sequim Masonic Lodge No 213. In 1943 he became a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Calam Shrine Temple in Lewiston, ID. He was a charter member of the Sequim Rotary Club. Upon his return to Sequim in Oct 1981, he was made an honorary member of Sequim Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Godfrey of Sunland; 4 sons, Richard Godfrey of Minneapolis, MN; Lt. Col. Jeffrey Godfrey of Manassas, VA; David Godfrey of Cincinnati, OH, and Dr. James Godfrey of Parkersburg, WV; 9 grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Ann Woods of Port Angeles.
NOTE: Another obit found adds in addition: On Dec 31, 1935, he married Mildred Hendricks in Sequim. This paper lists Margaret Ann Woods as his daughter.
Albert Goldwater ( d Feb 16, 1938 )
Albert Goldwater, 71, retired tailor who has resided here for 45 years, died at 11:30 this morning in a local hospital after a brief illness that was aggravated by a severe fall sustained on a business district sidewalk last week. He had suffered one or more fainting spells since, and last night was taken to the hospital.
Born in England 71 years ago, Mr. Goldwater traveled by sea for some years, coming to Port Angeles in 1892 from Australia. For years he operated a tailor shop on Front St. and acquired the land on which are located the Rixon garage building and Harrington & Giles blocks on Front Streets.
He joined Naval Lodge of Elks on Dec 24, 1903 and served actively for many years.
Surviving him are his step-mother, Mrs. Amelia Goldwater, Port Angeles; step-brothers Mox [thus] Goldwater, Port Townsend; Ben Goldwater, living in California; and a half sister, Mrs. Sadie Brownrigg, Port Angeles.
Remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be made later.
Death claimed Mrs. Amalie Goldwater, 84, of 316 W 5th St., this morning at a local hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Goldwater was one of the last surviving members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony, coming with the organization in 1888 and living here continuously since.
Private funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 2 at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Albertson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Mrs. Goldwater was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Born at Berlin, Germany Jan 27, 1863, Mrs. Goldwater came to the US when 16 years old and lived at Chicago before coming to Port Angeles 59 years ago.
The colony settled at Ennis Creek, on Port Angeles harbor, but Mrs. Goldwater and her late husband, A. Goldwater, had their home on the northwest corner of Front and Lincoln Sts where he conducted a tailor shop until his death more than 50 years ago.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Goldwater operated a dry goods store at the Front Street location until her retirement about 20 years ago.
Mrs. Goldwater had a very wide acquaintanceship in Clallam County due to her long residence and business activities. In pioneer days, her home was a rendezvous for the neighbors who lived along the beach here Front Street now is, and old timers say no one was ever turned away hungry from her door. The pioneer woman was one of the few remaining links with the business life of Front St.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Brownrigg, and sons, Mox [thus] and Benjamin Goldwater, all of Port Angeles.
Clara Goodwin ( article in the Port Angeles Evening News April 12, 1944 by Jack Henson )
The last actor in the most stirring drama of Port Angeles history passed from the earthly stage when Miss Clara Goodwin, 85, died at an up-sound hospital several weeks ago.
The incident, that happened in 1865, involved Miss Goodwin, then a child of 7, her brother Hartley, 9, and her mother. Also in it were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Smith and their 3 children. Victor Smith was the founder of Port Angeles and in 1865 was collector of customs for the Puget Sound area.
The drama had in it every element of adventure, including 2 shipwrecks and a lost chest of gold and the death of the principal actor, Victor Smith, who sailed away on a ship that was never heard of again. This is the story, in brief:
Clara Goodwin was the daughter of Silas Goodwin, who had gone from Bangor, Maine to California in 1859. In 1864 he met Victor Smith at San Francisco, learned about Port Angeles and came here to reside after Smith had promised him he would bring his family here next time he went east. It was in 1865 that Mrs. Silas Goodwin and 2 children, Hartley, 9, and Clara, 7, left Bangor and met Victor Smith at New York. Mrs. Smith and 2 children were also at New York.
The Goodwins accompanied the Smiths aboard the steamer "Golden Rule", sailing from New York to Panama but the vessel was wrecked enroute on Rookadorn Reef, near the Isthmus. The 700 people aboard the ship lived for 11 days on supplies salvaged from the vessel until they were rescued by the gunboats "Huntsville" and "Georgia" and taken to Panama. Victor Smith remained on the reef and with a gunboat standing by, endeavored to salvage a chest containing money he was bringing west to meet payrolls, as he was collector of customs for the Puget Sound area.
The story is that Smith, with the aid of diver, recovered the chest that had contained the gold but when it was recovered it was still locked but the gold, supposed to total many hundred thousands of dollars, was missing.
The 2 families crossed the Isthmus by railroad and reached San Francisco aboard the sailing ship "America." Mrs. Smith and 2 children left before the Goodwins on a sailing ship and reached Victoria and eventually Port Angeles.
The Goodwins later sailed from San Francisco to Victoria on the lumber schooner "Aquila" and Silas Goodwin went across the strait in an Indian canoe and brought them home.
The drama of the Smith and Goodwin families was not played out, Victor Smith, delayed in leaving the wreck of the "Golden Rule" crossed the Isthmus of Panama, reached San Francisco and left that port for Victoria on the sailing ship "Brother Jonathan" July 30, 1865, and the ship was lost at sea and never heard of again.
Mrs. Victor Smith and her sons and the Goodwin family waited in vain at Port Angeles for Victor Smith, whom history credits with being the founder of this city.
The Goodwin family first lived at White's Creek for about a year, then moved to a farm on the lower Elwah, and later to Lee's Creek selling that farm to Alfred Lee and moving to the Goodwin farm on the lower Elwah that was to be the family home for more than half a century. The farm was occupied by Hartley Goodwin after the death of his father, Hartley is now dead and the farm has passed into other hands.
Clara Goodwin grew to womanhood on the Elwah farm of her father and never married. She has a younger brother, Alden, born in this county, still residing here. Clara lived here until about 2 years ago when she became ill and entered a hospital where she recently died.
The records show that Clara Goodwin was born in Blue Earth County, MN Aug 3, 1858, going from there to the state of Maine to live with a grandmother until early in 1865 when at the age of 7 she left here with her mother and brother for this place.
Besides the brother Alden, who survives, Miss Goodwin had 2 other brothers and a sister, all of whom have succumbed. There are numerous nieces and nephews.
Alden Goodwin, who lives here, is the last of the living children of Silas Goodwin. He was born in Clallam County and has lived here all his life. Goodwin, in conversation yesterday, confirmed the story of the shipwrecks and the god, as told often to him by his mother and his older brother and sister.
Hartley Goodwin ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 6, 1935 )
Hartley Goodwin, 79, who came to Port Angeles from Victoria in a Indian Canoe 70 years ago after a trip from Maine in sailing ships, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Angus S, McMillan, Seattle, Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in this city at a date to be announced later.
With the passing of Hartley Goodwin, his sister Clara Goodwin of this city is the only local survivor of the historic voyage of the ship "Golden Rule" wrecked in the Caribbean Sea in 1865 while enroute to Panama with passengers for California and Washington.
Born in WI 79 years ago, Hartley Goodwin went to Maine with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Goodwin when a very young child. He crossed the plains to California in the sixties and later came north to Victoria in a sailing ship and to Port Angeles in an Indian Canoe and settled here in a cabin where the business section of the city now is.
It was early in 1865 that Victor Smith, found of Port Angeles and then collector of customs for the Puget Sound District, with headquarters here, the port of entry, went back to the east coast to confer with federal authorities and to get money for payrolls.
Silas Goodwin asked Victor Smith to bring his family to Port Angeles from Maine. The family consisted of Hartley Goodwin and Clara.
Victor Smith and the Goodwin family and the government money, left New York harbor for Panama City in the spring of 1865 aboard the ship "Golden Rule." The vessel was wrecked on a reef off the east coast of Panama. The passengers were rescued by another ship and, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, transferred to a sailing ship and landed in San Francisco. At San Francisco, the Goodwins went aboard the sailing ship "Aquilla" and after 30 days landed in Victoria and came by Indian canoe to Port Angeles in August, 1865 where Silas Goodwin, the head of the family, was waiting for them.
Silas Goodwin, with his young family, took up a farm on what is now Lee's Creek and lived there 4 years before selling out their rights to the late Alfred Lee and moving to a farm on the lower Elwah, buying the squatter's rights to a farm there from a man named Coval.
It was here that the Goodwin family was established and where Silas Goodwin and his wife died. Hartley Goodwin made his home there until 2 years ago when he sold the place and went to live with his daughter in Seattle.
Hartley Goodwin was married to Mary O Forsberg Nov 1, 1892 and she died in 1917. The surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. August S McMillan of Seattle; 2 sons, Earl K and Noble of Ketchikan, AK; a brother, Alden of Port Angeles; and a sister, Clara Goodwin, also of this city.
The late Hartley Goodwin was one of the most respected pioneer residents of Clallam County and one of the few remaining links with his city's founding. He had a remarkable memory and his stories of early days were interesting. His recital of how, when he was a boy, he helped dew out hand made cedar shingles that were taken to the Hudson's Bay trading post at Victoria by Indian canoe to sell at $1.25 a thousand was but one of the interesting recitals. A keen trader, honest in all his dealings and thrifty, the Late Mr. Goodwin embodied all that was best of the pioneers who settled the district.
Mabel Johnson Gould ( bu Ocean View Cemetery Sep 15, 1939 )
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mabel Gould, 52, wife of Jay E. Gould of Chimacum, will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon at the McDonald Funeral Home at 1pm. Rev. C E Fulmer will read the service. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Born at Huron, SD, May 15, 1887, Mrs. Gould came west to Seattle with her parents when she was 2 years of age and later came to Port Angeles where she attended school.
The marriage of Mabel Johnson and Jay E Gould, son of Mr. and Mrs. A H Gould, Port Angeles pioneers, was solemnized here Sep 18, 1907. The family lived in and near Port Angeles until moving to a Chimacum farm in 1924. Mrs. Gould took a great interest in work among boys and girls and as one of the first leaders of Four-H club and Grange work in the county and continued her interest after moving to Jefferson County.
Although Mrs. Gould died very suddenly here Tuesday evening, she had not been in the best of health since she and Mr. Gould had returned recently from a trip to Oregon and California, taken for her health.
Surviving relatives are the widower, Jay E. Gould; 3 sons, Leon, Charles and Earl, all of Chimacum; a sister, Miss Lida Johnson, Seattle; and another sister, Mrs. W S Eacrett, Dry Creek and a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Nelson, Seattle.
Mary Anna Nailor Gould ( d 12-12-1937 )
Mrs. Mary Anna Gould, 75, a resident of Clallam County for nearly 50 years, passed away at her home, 217 E 9th St at 9:45am Sunday, Dec 12th after a brief illness.
She was born on April 24, 1862, in Harrisburg, PA and was married to W B Gould on Feb 14, 1888 in Tecumseh, NE. To this union were born 4 children, all surviving. Mr. Gould passed away in Port Angeles in 1927.
Mr. and Mrs. Gould were of the early pioneers in Clallam County. She and Mr. Gould came to Dungeness shortly after their marriage and within a few months took up a homestead and timber claim at Port Crescent. Many times Mrs. Gould recalled the little home deep in the great cedar timber belt, and told friends that it was so much a part of the great forest that a shaft of sunlight came into the window of her home for about one hour of the day. She lived to see the entire area logged away and Port Crescent dwindle from a lively town to a lonely beach.
Following Mr. Gould's election to Clallam County Sheriff in 1890, the family moved to Port Angeles early in 1891.
She was a devout member of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the Degree of Honor lodge. She was a fine citizen and loving mother.
Funeral services will be held from the Queen of Angels Catholic Church on Tuesday morning at 9 with Rev. Bernerd Neary reading the mass, and the McDonald Funeral Home in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Dungeness Cemetery.
She leaves to mourn her loss, 2 daughters, Mrs. H H Tanner and Mrs. Ralph Wing, both of Seattle; 2 sons, Robert E and W B Gould, both of Port Angeles; and 3 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Bryan, Tacoma, and Misses Margaret and Alice Nailor, Chimacum; one brother, John Nailor of Chimacum.
Robert Emmett Gould ( d 29 Aug 1946 )
Robert Emmett Gould, 55, one of this city's best known pioneer citizens, died suddenly this morning at his home at 702 E 8th St. Funeral services will be at Queen of Angels Catholic Church Saturday at 8:45am with the Rev. Bernard Neary officiating and burial in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Friday at 7:30 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Bob Gould was born at Port Angeles Feb 4, 1891, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Gould, prominent pioneer citizens of this city. He graduated from high school here and attended the University of Washington for 2 years.
Mr. Gould resided here almost all his life and was a woodsman who was employed by the Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau as a timber scaler and was on the job Wednesday scaling logs. He was known all over the northwest among timbermen and famous for his accuracy and fairness in his chosen profession. His acquaintance on the Olympic Peninsula was among the largest of any local man because of his long time connections with the scaling bureau that took him to all logging camps and mills. He was a veteran of W.W.I, a member of the American Legion, Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and for 30 years a member of the Naval Lodge of Elks.
Mr. Gould was married to Mary Catherine Barry here July 7, 1931. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mary Ann Gould, and a son, Robert B. Gould, all of Port Angeles; brother William B. Gould, Port Angeles and sisters, Mrs. Alice Tanner and Mrs. Ruth Wing, both of Seattle.
William Benjamin Gould ( d 3-16-1959 )
William B. Gould, 60, long time resident of Port Angeles, died suddenly at Cle Elum, WA, Friday. Rosary will be recited at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 7:30pm today. Funeral services will be held at the church at 8:30am Tuesday. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
William Benjamin Gould was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William B Gould, pioneers of Clallam County. He was born in Port Angeles Nov 13, 1898 and attended schools here. He served in the US Navy in both W.W.I and II.
For the past 13 years Mr. Gould lived at Liberty, WA where he followed mining.
Mr. Gould and the late Earl Welsh first established the marina in this city. He was associated with A E Nailor in the operation of the Marina. Since then the establishment has changed hands.
Mr. Gould was a hunter and fisherman and was affiliated with outdoor clubs during his residence here. He was a member of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Included in surviving relatives are 2 sister, Mrs. Alice Tanner, Seattle, and Mrs. Ruth Wing, St. Petersburg, FL; aunt Miss Margaret Nailor, Port Angeles; 2 nieces, Mrs. Mary Olson, Coral Gables, Fl; and Mrs. Mary Ann Soule, Vancouver, WA; and several nieces and nephews and cousins in this area.
Chester Govan, 89, Dungeness Valley pioneer, died Tuesday in Seattle. Requiem Mass will be celebrated 10am Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sequim with interment following in the Dungeness Cemetery.
Mr. Govan's parents came from Scotland to North Hamhill, OR, where he was born March 10, 1876. A year later the family moved to Port Discovery where his family worked in a mill.
In 1877 the family came by scow to Washington Harbor. They lived on a farm in Dungeness and then homesteaded in Happy Valley. At 16, Mr. Govan went to work milking cows and then went into dairy farming.
In 1902 he married Margaret Mary Grennan. They moved to Friday Harbor and Mr. Vernon where he had a dairy farm. She died in Mt. Vernon in 1926. Mr. Govan was herdsman for 10 years at Monroe State Reformatory and later returned to Sequim to live with his brother, Peter Govan, near Carlsborg. He later moved to Seattle and made his home with his family.
In 1964 he was honored as Grand Pioneer of the Irrigation Festival, and always returned to Sequim each year for the pioneer luncheon.
He is survived by Albert J. and Fenton J. Govan, both of Seattle; 2 daughters, Mrs. William Kemble, Seattle, and Mrs. Carl Beckstrom, Bothell; 2 grandchildren, and 13 nephews and Nieces.
Hugh Govan (abt 1955 )
Funeral services for Hugh Govan, 65, Clallam County contractor, will be held at the Elks Temple, Friday at 1pm with officers of Naval Lodge of Elks officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Mr. Govan died in a Seattle hospital Tuesday afternoon after several months illness.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Alta Govan, of Rte. 1, Sequim; 2 daughters, Norma Knapman, Sequim, and Shirley Govan, Olympia and 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Louella Robertson, Kennewick, WA; Elva Davis, Edmonds and Josephine Fox, Sequim.
Hugh Govan was born at Neah Bay Dec 24, 1890. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Govan. His father was stationed on the Makah Indian reservation as a federal agriculturist when Hugh was born.
David Govan's father, John Govan, a Scotchman, came to Clallam County in 1872 and homesteaded in the Lost mountain District of Eastern Clallam County.
Mr. and Mrs. David Govan homesteaded in the Gettysburg district east of the Lyre River. He was employed as a logger in the Hall and Bishop logging camp before moving to Neah Bay. Mrs. David Govan was a member of the pioneer Evans family of Dungeness.
David Govan and family moved to Port Angeles when Hugh was young. His father was a road contractor. During vacations from Old Central School here, Hugh worked with his father on road contracts including the construction of the Fairholm-Sol Duc Hot Springs private road built for Michael Earles. After the road was completed, Hugh drove a hour-horse stage over it to and from Sol Duc Hot Springs.
He branched out as a contractor on his won when he was 22 years old. He joined the Army during W.W.I and was in France 2 years until 1918.
For 5 years he was superintendent of construction in this and the Hood Canal area for the State Highway Department.
He resumed contracting in partnership with James Allen in 1925. Allen died in 1934 and the firm name of Allen and Govan was changed to Hugh Govan, Contractor, in 1940. The firm constructed many of the state's leading highways for State and County Highway Departments. The firm's office and equipment center is on Marine Drive, Port Angeles.
Currently the firm is constructing 7.6 miles of the Heart 'O the Hill National Park Highway.
After living in Olympia for several years, Mr. and Mrs. Govan moved back to Clallam County. He developed 250 acres of land near Carlsborg into a cattle ranch. The family home is at the cattle ranch.
Hugh Govan was a life member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Port Angeles Post of the American Legion, Union City Masonic Lodge and Afifi Temple of the Mystic Shrine and the Associated Contractors of America, and a director of the Olympic State Bank.
He married Alta Deer in Everett, WA in 1940. Final rites are under direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Ida Evans Govan ( Dec 17, 1932 )
Mrs. Ida Evans Govan, 64, a daughter of pioneer days in Clallam County, who with her husband, the late David Govan, figured prominently in the building of this community, died Saturday, Dec 17, 1932 in Seattle after an illness of 2 weeks.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. B H Hart, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church from the church parlors, Sequim, tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec 20, at 1pm. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Govan was born in Dungeness Oct 14, 1868, the daughter of Thomas and Susan Evans, who had settled there in the very early days. In 1886, Ida Evans married David Govan and went with him to Gettysburg where they built their pioneer homestead and proved up on a timber claim. Five years later they moved to Neah Bay where Mr. Govan was industrial teacher at the Indian School. From Neah Bay they went to the Klamath Indian reservation in Oregon to continue in the same work. Returning to Dungeness in 1901, the Govans made their home on a farm and later Mr. Govan engaged in contracting and road building work, completing the connecting highway link between this region and the outside worked by building the road around Hod Canal in 1912. Mr. Govan died in Port Angeles in 1919.
The late Mrs. Govan is survived by 4 children, Lewellan Govan, Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. F F Fredrickson, Seattle and Hugh Govan, Olympia, a road contractor. A daughter, Susan, passed away in infancy. There are also 3 grandchildren: Harvey Towne, Betty Fredrickson, Norma Govan; 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Cline, of Dungeness and Mrs. Hayes Evans of Dungeness and Mrs. Mame [illegible] , Pasadena, CA; 3 brothers, Allen A and Hayes Evans of Dungeness, I J Evans and Ernest Evans, Los Angeles, CA and Jess Evans, Seattle.
Nellie Evelyn Combs Govan ( 27 Aug 1940 ) Port Angeles Evening News
Mrs. Nellie Evelyn Govan, 63, wife of Peter Govan of Sequim, died last night after several months' illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Sequim Methodist Church with Rev. Dann officiating. Burial will be in the Sequim Cemetery under the direction of the Sequim Mortuary.
Born at Sun Prairie, WI Aug 21, 1877, the late Mrs. Govan, then Nellie E Combs, came to Sequim 47 years ago and was married to Mr. Govan Nov 26, 1896.
Surviving relatives are the widower Peter Govan and one son, Percy Govan, both of Sequim and a brother Elias Combs also of that city, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Schoreder, Bremerton and Mrs. Bird Simdars [thus], Sequim. There is one granddaughter, one grandson, and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Govan was a member of the Sequim Presbyterian Church and past president of the Women's Club and WRC.
Percy Norman Govan
Funeral services for Percy Norman Govan, 73, Rte. 1 Box 1000-1, Port Angeles, will be held Tuesday at 1pm at the Sequim Valley Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gloseclose officiating. Burial will follow at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mr. Govan, who died in Port Angeles on Saturday, was born in Sequim Nov 21, 1897. He married Eunice Bogue in Seattle on Jun 20, 1942.
After attending school in Sequim, Mr. Govan worked for the Clallam County Road Department and then for the State Highway Department for many years, He also operated a dairy farm in Sequim.
A member of a pioneer family, Mr. Govan's father settled in Sequim in 1872.
He is survived by his widow, Eunice, of Sequim; one son, John Govan of Portland, OR, one niece, Mrs. Vavonna Roebuck of Port Angeles.
William Edgar Graham ( d 12-28-1934 )
William Edgar Graham, 58, son of William Graham of this city; formerly one of the prominent young men of Port Angeles, died at Boise, ID, Friday morning, Dec 28, from the effect of pneumonia. He had overcome the disease but failed to rally from its effects.
The late William Edgar Graham was a partner in one of Idaho's largest mercantile establishments, was an Idaho state senator from the Boise district 1928-30. He was prominent in all the activities of his state and city and was a man of sterling Christian character.
The deceased came to Port Angeles in the late eighties with his parents and received his education in the Old Central School here and was among the first graduates of that school. After graduation he was employed in the J I Kirschberg store here for several years. He moved to San Francisco in 1896 or 1897 to gain further mercantile experience and advanced rapidly and became eastern buyer for one of the large firms.
He volunteers and served in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish American War with the First California Regiment. He later moved from San Francisco to Boise, ID, as manager of the Golden Rule Mercantile establishment and 4 years ago himself and a partner bought the establishment.
Surviving relatives, besides his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. William Graham of this city, are the widow, Mrs. Laura Graham to whom he was married in San Francisco in 1905; 2 daughters and one son and 3 brothers, Oscar H of Oregon, Gilbert Ernest of San Francisco, and Carlisle of Port Angeles.
William Graham ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 12-7-1936 )
William Graham, 86, a prominent pioneer resident of Port Angeles for 48 years, died at his home 240 W 5th St this morning. The remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home and funeral announcement will be make later.
Born in New Brunswick, Canada, Aug 6, 1850, the late William Graham came to Port Angeles from Eureka, CA in 1888.
Immediately upon his arrival here, Mr. Graham took a leading part in the affairs of the small community. A man of much ambition and energy, he had much to do with the development of the city. When the townsite was opened up for settlement he cleared out a homestead and had a fine place. When the first bridges were built on 8th Street, Mr. Graham was city street supervisor. To hundreds of old time residents he was known as "Uncle Billy" Graham and his passing severs another link that binds the past with the present in the history of Port Angeles.
As a veteran of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the late Mr. Graham had a 63 year jewel from the order. He had been a member of the Congregational Church for many years.
Surviving relatives are the widow, Margaret, of this city and 3 sons; Gilbert Ernest, of San Francisco, Oscar H, Ontario, CA; and Edwin Carlisle, Marysville, CA. There are 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A son and daughter preceded him in death. The Odd Fellows Lodge and Rev. L L Farmann will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Annie Grant ( d 22 May 1964 )
Mrs. Annie Grant, 84, Rte. 1 Sequim, died Saturday following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 25 at 1pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Sequim. The Rev. Dan Parshall will officiate. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mrs. Grant was born June 24, 1880 in MN. She came to Sequim in 1900. Her husband, Walter Kloehn, died in 1919.
She was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sequim and a member of the Lady's Guild.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Glen Drake of Port Angeles, Mrs. James Lindsay of Brooks, OR; Mrs. Joe Weide of Forestville, CA; 7 sons, Lucin, Enumclaw; Wilbert, Santa Rose, CA; Ruben, Stevenson, WA; William, Tacoma; Irvin, Blue Lake, CA; Robert, Seadide [?Seaside?] OR; and Louis, Tacoma. Other Survivors include 36 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.
Hattie May Long Grant ( d 8 Nov 1979 )
In accordance with her wish there will be no service for Hattie May Grant, 92, a life long resident of Sequim who died Wednesday in Sequim. Cremation was under direction of Sequim Valley Chapel.
She was born May 30, 1887, in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Robert W and Ella Long. She moved to the Sequim area in 1903. In 1908 she married Vernon Grant in Sequim. Mr. Grant died in 1960. Mrs. Grant was a member of Trinity Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Boyd R. Grant of Sequim; a daughter, Jolliette Koeberlein of Rocklin, CA; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
James A Grant ( d 2 Apr 1907 )
James A Grant, a resident for a good many years of this city, and of the ripe yet vigorous age of 85 years, met a violent and sudden death in a strange accident in Tumwater Valley on Tuesday afternoon. In company with his sin-in-law, Samuel Crozier, Mr. Grant was engaged in getting out wood from the forest above the stone quarry. They were using a truck to bring it down on the track of the old P.A.P. railroad, and had started on the long downgrade with a load when the car got beyond their control. Crozier was at the front of the car and Grant at the rear, and when, about a mile from the beach, the runaway was brought to a stand-still, Crozier missed his companion. Going back up the track a mile he found Grant lying dead at the side of the road where he had fallen from the car in its flight.
Mr. Grant lived alone in this city, having been long a widower. Two sons survive him, residing at Sequim, this county, where they are in business. Deceased was a Mason, and his funeral was taken in charge by that order. The remains were taken to Dungeness yesterday morning by funeral director Willson and a committee of the Masons, where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon, interment being made in Dungeness Cemetery.
Mr. Grant is said to have been a first cousin to the late ex-President U. S. Grant.
Vernon A. Grant ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of 31 March 1970 )
Vernon A. Grant, 82, died Sunday at Sequim. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 5 at Trinity Methodist Church. Valley Chapel is in charge of cremation.
Mr. Grant was born May 5, 1887 at Dungeness, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grant. His father was one of the four men who started the first irrigation ditch in the Dungeness Valley. The first ditch meeting was held in their home, and Vernon Grant helped on the ditch as a water boy.
He grew up to be a farmer and carpenter, and built the original mill on the site of the present Sequim Lumber Company. In the 30s he worked for the Town of Sequim as water superintendent and night marshal. About 1937 he went into the hotel and apartment business. The Grant Hotel has since been torn down.
He and Miss Hattie Long were married Aug. 16, 1908. The Reo in which they drove to Port Williams to take the boat to Seattle after their wedding, has been in many festival parades. He was the first Grand Pioneer in 1960.
He is survived by his widow, Hattie; a son, Boyd Grant of Sequim; a daughter, Mrs. Otto Koeverlein of Rocklin, Calif.; five grandchildren; one brother, John O. Grant of Seattle; and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Holmes of Sequim and Mrs. Hazel Fraser of Escondido, Calf.
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M J Gregory [ bu Ocean View Cemetery 28 Jul 1929 ]
After having devoted a lifetime to following the elusive rainbow looking for the pot of gold at it end, M J Gregory, 79 year old prospector was buried from Christman Mortuary at 10am this morning. Gregory died in his cabin at the Gregory mine in the Little River district after having gone there 10 days ago and his body was found Wednesday. Attorney J W Lindsay gave a eulogy upon the life of the deceased. Burial was in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. C W Wade and 2 daughters found the body and notified the Evening News. Sheriff J W Pike was informed and with his deputies went to the mine cabin to investigate.
The body as found lying on the bed. From indications it was determined that Mr. Gregory had been dead about 10 days, perhaps dying the same day that he arrived at the cabin from the city.
Sheriff Pike and his deputies, James Gallagher and Harvey McNeil, and F L Christman and Byron Winter, carried the body 3 miles to the Coleman road over a rough trail.
The late Mr. Gregory was born in Maine. For much of his life he followed prospecting and farming. He came to this vicinity 28 years ago and prospected in the Olympics. Thirteen years ago he discovered the Gregory mine near Little River and ever since had been engaged in development work on the claim.
Exceedingly optimistic and a true prospector, Mr. Gregory had great faith in his mine and thought that ultimately it would develop into a big producer of gold.
Surviving relatives, all of whom were here for the funeral today, were 2 sons, Roy Gregory of Everett and John Gregory of Bremerton, and a stepson, Byron Winters of Port Angeles.
Carrie Peterson Gunderson [ bu Ocean View Cemetery 4-7-1953 ]
Mrs. Carrie P. Gunderson, 85, 212 E 5th St., a pioneer of Port Angeles died here Saturday evening after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday with the Rev. Carl Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
She was born Carrie Peterson in Oslo, Norway, June 24, 1867, and came to Port Angeles in 1896 with friends. She met Ole Gunderson here and the couple were married in 1898. Mr. Gunderson died in 1914.
The Gunderson home was built about 55 years ago and long has been a landmark on 5th St between Lincoln and Chase. Mrs. Gunderson lived in the old home until her last illness. The lot on which the home stands was homesteaded by Mr. Gunderson and was on the east side of what was then the West Peabody Creek gulch near the Norden Hall, now the GAR Hall.
Surviving are 3 grandchildren, Miss Pauline Berglund and Mrs. Bernice Kitz, both of Port Angeles and Wesley Berglund, Portland, OR; and 3 great-grandchildren .
Thomas Henry Guptill ( d17 Jan 1946 )
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Henry Guptill, 77, next Tuesday afternoon, Jan 22, at 2 at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. James T Albertson officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Mr. Guptill died in his sleep Thursday night.
Mr. Guptill was the son of Captain and Mrs. H M Guptill, Port Angeles pioneers, and was born at North Cutler, Maine, June 26, 1968. His father was a sea captain and Civil War Veteran who followed many other men from the state of Maine to Puget Sound in the 1880's and the family first lived at Port Gamble where the elder man commanded sailing ships. It was in about 1887 the family came here and took up a homestead at Dry Creek.
Thomas H Guptill was the last of the 2nd generation of his family that consisted of 5 children of Captain and Mrs. H M Guptill. In the generation were several outstanding personalities.
After living here with his parents for a time, Mr. Guptill went to Seattle in the early nineties and was associated with Edgar Curtis, photographer of Indians and mountain scenery. From Seattle he went to California and was in the art and engraving business at San Francisco until the earthquake of 1906 when he took up sign writing and came back here in 1916 and has been engaged in the business ever since.
Mr. Guptill was an artist, poet and sportsman. His poems, paintings and drawings have been highly praised and his last short poem appeared in a Seattle newspaper on the day of his death.
There was seldom a sporting event of any kind here in the past 30 years that Mr. Guptill did not attend. He was an excellent shotgun and rifle shot and belonged to the Port Angeles Gun Club. He won a turkey in a rifle shooting match just previous to Christmas in a competition against many younger men. Mr. Guptill continued to shoot over the traps with a shotgun until a few weeks ago.
Mr. Guptill was also an ardent salmon fisherman and belonged to the Port Angeles Salmon Club since it started. He did many drawings and paintings for the club's yearbook and special editions and took part in many of the organization's activities.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Rogers and 2 grandsons, Ellett and Howard Rogers, San Francisco; and 2 nieces, Mrs. Ralph Davis, Port Angeles and Mrs. J H Olstad, Vancouver, WA.
Henry Gutenberg ( d 6-13-1938 )
Henry Gutenberg, 80, one of the pioneer merchants of Port Angeles, died at his home 222 W 3rd St., this city, Sunday morning after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday, at the McDonald Funeral Home with Naval Lodge of Elks No. 353, in charge. Cremation will follow.
Born Aug 2, 1857 at St. Paul, MN, Mr. Gutenberg was married to Miss Julia A Jaenike in 1881 in Shakopee, MN.
Coming to Port Angeles from St. Paul in 1901, Mr. Gutenberg established the hardware and furniture business of Gutenberg and Company and operated it until 1915 when he sold out to Nattinger Brothers.
For the past 24 years the late Mr. Gutenberg was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks and at one time was a trustee of the lodge. Much of his interests were centered around the lodge.
Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Julia Gutenberg, Port Angeles; 2 sons, Edward of Portland and Henry J. of Bellingham; and 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Caroline E. Guthrie [bu Ocean View Cemedtery 9 Jan 1929 ]
Mrs. Caroline E. Guthrie, 82, died at her home at 325 E Georgiana St. Sunday after an illness of slightly more than a week. Mrs. Guthrie has been a resident of Port Angeles and vicinity for 31 years.
Mrs. Guthrie was born in Bedford, TN, Oct 3, 1846. She married the late Mr. Guthrie Sep 3, 1882. Mr. Guthrie died here June 4, 1919. The family came here from Durango, CO in April 1897 and settled in the Dry Creek district where they cleared up a farm and there Mrs. Guthrie resided until the death of her husband when she moved into the city to live.
Surviving are 2 sons, Edward D and Charles Leslie Guthrie, both well known men of this city. There is a sister, Mrs. Ida Ray, of Knoxville, TN and 3 grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held at 2pm Wednesday in the chapel of the Christman Mortuary with Rev. F C Stannard of the First Baptist Church in charge. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Guthrie was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city and a member of the Bible class of that church. Always active until she was taken sick Dec 26, Mrs. Guthrie was well known for her good deeds and universal kindness. She was rated as a pioneer woman and helped make a home for her family here in the early days.
Edwin David Guthrie ( 1959 )
Edwin David Guthrie, 76, of Manchester, WA died in Seattle last Saturday after a month's illness. He was a former Clallam County resident. Funeral services will be at the Pendelton-Gilchrist Funeral Home at Manchester Thursday at 3:30pm. Cremation will follow. The Rev. Roland Frederick will officiate.
Mr. Guthrie was born Dec 3, 1883 in Durango, CO. He came here with his parents 65 years ago and lived on the family farm at Dry Creek and attended the county schools. He married Margaret MacKechnie here in 1918. He farmed in Clallam and Jefferson counties until 1914 when he operated a Kitsap county farm. The family moved to Manchester in 1942.
Mr. Guthrie was past master of the Dry Creek and Dungeness Granges and member of the Curly Creek Grange of Manchester. He was a member of the Manchester Community Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife; Mrs. Margaret Guthrie, Manchester; daughter, Miss Carol Guthrie, Seattle; son William J. Guthrie, US Army in Germany; brother C. Lester Guthrie, Packwood, WA.
Margaret L. Mackechnie Guthrie ( d 30 Nov; year after 1959 )
Memorial services were held Friday in the Manchester Church for Mrs. Edwin D. Guthrie, 78, of Manchester, WA who died Nov 30 in a Seattle hospital.
Margaret L. Guthrie was born in Carrington, ND to Mr. and Mrs. J J Mackechnie . The family moved here in 1902. She attended local schools and graduated from Bellingham Normal. She taught at Lake Ozette and Dry Creek Schools.
She married Edwin E. Guthrie of Cry Creek in 1818. They lived in Clallam and Jefferson Counties until 1941 when they moved to Manchester. She taught at South Kistap schools until she retired in 1951. Mr. Guthrie died in 1959.
Mrs. Guthrie was a active member of the Manchester Community Church, the WCTU and the Curley Creek Grange.
Survivors are a daughter Carol Guthrie of Seattle, son William Guthrie, US Army, 3 sister, Mrs. W F Chambers of Agnew, Mrs. Grace Jack and Mrs. Tirzah Peterson, both of Silverton, OR; and 3 brothers, Lloyd MacKechnie of Salem, OR; Ross MacKechnie of San Francisco; and Russell MacKechnie of Los Angeles.