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Nailor, Benjamin Franklin
Nailor, Madge Haynes
Napiontek, Rhoda Ann Stovall
Nason, Ace Henry
Nason, Alice Irene Buss
Nason, Clyde Lewis
Nason, Guy P
Nattinger, John Burton
Nattinger, Mrs. J A
Nattinger, William Kenneth
Nebert, Ray Alvin
Neff, Frank Sherman
Nelson, Peter E
Nelson, Ruth Whittier
Nelson, William H
Nerbovig, Annie Mary Laurenson
Nestle, George John
Neuenschwander, Delia Adaline Williams
Nichols, Anna Elizabeth Ahola
Nichols, Ervin E
Nichols, John R
Niles, Lola A
Nordberg, Sarah Deborah Anderson
Nordby, Johanna Nylund
Nordstrand, Bernt Olson
Norris, Stella A
Northrup, Benson L
Northrup, Ruby E Anderson
Nourse, Jennie Alida Slade
Nourse, Layette W
Nulson, G W
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Benjamin Franklin Nailor ( d 25 Feb 1907 )
Mr. B F Nailor, the aged parent of the well known Nailor brothers and sisters of this city, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, apparently from an attack of heart failure of apoplexy. The circumstances of his decease were especially distressing to the family by reason of the fact that the old gentleman died alone upon the roadside where his body lay undiscovered until the following morning.
Mr. Nailor, who resided with his son E J Nailor at the corner of Georgianna and Eunice Sts., was last seen by the family a little after noon on Monday. He had been in his usual good health all day, and particularly happy and cheerful in his little daily duties and intercourse with the family about the home. Shortly after noon, as was often his custom when the days were fine, Mr. Nailor took his ax and started off to the woods near White's Creek, on the eastern edge of town to cut some wood, and this was the last time he was seen alive. When he did not return in the evening, his son Ed, son-in-law W B Gould, and others went out in search of him. As the night came on and no trace of him was found, others joined in the search which was kept up all night without result. Shortly after daylight on Tuesday morning, when arrangements were being made to organize still further searching parties, C S Stakemiller, who had joined the hunt, came upon the dead body of Mr. Nailor lying on the ground in the brush, 20 or 30 yards off the roadside just opposite the ball grounds. It was apparent that on his way to work Mr. Nailor had gone into the bushes for some purpose, and while there had been stricken. It is probable that he died very suddenly, and not later than 2pm Monday.
The funeral took lace from the late home of the deceased at 1pm yesterday, Thursday, services being conducted by Rev. G N Edwards, and interment taking place at Ocean View Cemetery.
Benjamin Franklin Nailor was born Nov 16, 1832 at Mr. Rock, Cumberland County, PA and married Miss Barbara A Kuhl in 1853. To them was born 12 children. They resided at Mt. Rock and vicinity till March 1881, when they moved to Nebraska City, NE whence Mr. Nailor came to Port Angeles in 1891. Mrs. Nailor died at Nebraska City in Oct 1885. Of the 12 children born to them 11 are living and there are 35 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The sons and daughters are Messrs. GH, SW, and JL Nailor, at Battle Creek, IA; WA Nailor at Arbutus, WI; Mrs. Mary E Throne, Mt. Rock, PA; Mrs. Thos. D Bryan, Tacoma; Mrs. W B Gould, Messrs. EJ and CE Nailor, Misses Barbara and Margaret Nailor, Port Angeles. Mrs. Charles E Lusk, the remaining daughter, died some years ago.
Madge Haynes Nailor ( d March 9, 1976 )
Madge Haynes Nailor, 95, one of the last surviving members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony that founded Port Angeles, died Tuesday in Port Angeles. The funeral will be at 2pm Saturday at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Dooley officiating.
Mrs. Nailor came to Port Angeles May 24, 1887, from Greely, Colorado where she was born Oct 25, 1880 to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Haynes. Her father built their home on the bluff at Peabody and Front Sts in 1890 where Mrs. Nailor lived most of her life. She saw the growth of the city from the days of Indian potlaches on the beach to hydrofoils in the harbor.
Mrs. Nailor first went to school in a room above a Front Street store and later to Old Central School where she graduated in 1897, on of a class of 13, the school's 3rd graduating class.
She played piano and her services were often requested in the growing pioneer town. She played organ in church and piano for dances in the old Opera House. She was often accompanied by a violist, Charles Elmer Nailor, and they were married in Seattle in 1901.
She was widowed in 1911 with 2 small boys to support, and took over the Owl Drug Store for 2 years. She was active in civic affairs, and voted in Port Angeles elections for nearly three-quarters of a century. In 1914 she was elected to the school board for one term and served as clerk. In 1918 she was appointed treasurer of Port Angeles and served in that position for 30 years, through many administrations.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, a charter member and past president of the Business and Professional Women's club; a charter member and past president of the Clallam County Historical Society; a member of the Washington Pioneer Association; and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Nailor is survived by 2 sons, Ernest R and Archie E, both of Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Rhoda Ann Stovall Napiontek ( bu Ocean View Cemetery April 26, 1952 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Ann Napiontek, 73, Rte. 3, will be Saturday at 11am at the McDonald Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carl Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Mrs. Napiontek died here Wednesday morning after an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stovall, born Nov 4, 1878 in Milano County, TX. She came to Clallam Bay when she was 11 years old. She married Robert Napiontek in Port Townsend Jan 17, 1903. They homesteaded in the Joyce area 44 years ago, and resided there until her last illness. Mr. Napiontek died here in 1932.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Liljedahl and Mrs. Arthur Liljedahl, both of Port Angeles; 5 sons, Albert, Paul, John Napiontek and Robert Edwards, all of Port Angeles; and Charles Napiontek, Montesano; and a sister, Mrs. Amanda Smith, Port Orford, OR. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Ace Henry Nason ( d Jan 10, 1990 )
A memorial service for Ace Henry Nason, 81, of Blyn, will be at 1pm Monday at Sequim Valley Chapel. The Rev. Roger Barr will officiate. Mr. Nason died Wednesday, Jan 10, 1990 at Olympic Health Care Center.
He was born April 11, 1908 in Port Townsend to James and Mary Nason. He married Alice Morey Nov 24, 1967 in Shelton. Mr. Nason was employed as a logger most of his life.
Survivors include his wife Alice of Blyn; 2 sons, Vic Nason of Port Angeles and James Nason of Mill Valley, California; 3 brothers, Guy Nason of Hadlock, Ray and John Nason, both of Port Angeles; 3 sister, Betty O'Connell of Veradale, Rosemary Jones of Spokane, and Edith Baldwin of Port Angeles; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Irene Buss Nason ( d Sep 7, 1997 )
A private service for Alice Irene Nason, of Blyn, will be held at Ocean View Cemetery in Port Angeles. Mrs. Nason died Sep 7, 1997, in Sequim. She was 83.
She was born Nov 22, 1913 in Port Townsend, to Gladys B Martin and William E Buss. She was a high school graduate. She lived in California, Alaska, and Washington and had worked for Great Northern Railway, Naval Torpedo Station at Keyport, Northwest Pacific Telephone Company and the Internal Revenue Service at Tacoma. She moved to Port Angeles from Tacoma in 1967 and to Blyn in 1970.
She and Ace H Nason married Nov 24, 1967 in Shelton. Mr. Nason preceded her in death in 1990.
Mrs. Nason is survived by a brother, William Buss, of Vancouver, and Albert Buss, of Port Orchard; a sister, Barbara Walsh of Bremerton; stepsons Victor Nason of Port Angeles; and James Nason, of Boulder, CO.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Lewis Nason ( d 3-23-83 )
Private family services will be held for former Sequim resident Clyde Lewis Nason, 66, who died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Seattle.
Mr. Nason was born July 2, 1916 in Blyn to James and Mary Nason. The log cabin in which he was born, once located on Chicken Coop Road, is now maintained at Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim.
He attended schools in Blyn and Sequim, and later served as a chief steward in the Merchant Marine. He had worked as a house painter and carpenter in the Seattle area prior to his death.
He is survived by a son, Michael of Seattle; 2 daughters, Melinda of New York and Janell of Roslyn, Washington; 5 brothers, Ace of Blyn, Kenneth, Ray and John, all of Port Angeles, and Guy of Hadlock; 4 sisters, Gladys Looker and Edith Baldwin, both of Port Angeles; and Rosemary Jones and Betty O'Connell, both of Spokane; and 9 grandchildren.
Guy P Nason ( March 5, 1993 )
PORT HADLOCK-- At his request, there were no services for Guy P Nason, 73, of Port Hadlock who died Friday, March 5, 1993.
He was born Jan 17, 1920 in Blyn to James and Mary Zaccardo Nason. He attended grade school at Blyn and completed high school at Sequim in 1938.
In 1943 he married Dona Moniz in Sequim, where they remained until 1950 when they relocated to Port Townsend, the Port Hadlock. He logged and worked in federal civil service as a fireman at Indian Island. He retired as fire captain in 1975.
Survivors include son Fred Nason of Hampden, ME; daughter Gaylyn Nason of Woodinville; brother Ray Nason of Port Angeles and John Nason; sisters Edith Baldwin of Port Angeles and Rosemary Jones and Betty O'Connell, both of Spokane; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
J A Nattinger ( 1928 )
Mrs. J A Nattinger, 79 years of age, passed away peacefully at 6am today at the home of her son, W K Nattinger, 315 W 9th St. Funeral arrangements will not be made until word is received from a daughter in Seattle.
Mrs. Nattinger was born in Berlin, WI, Feb 13, 1849 and was married in Lyons, IA to J A Nattinger. Her husband passed away in Port Angeles in April, 1917 and was laid to rest in Iowa.
Mrs. Nattinger moved west 7 years ago, spending her time with her daughter, Mrs. P G Kinzer, of Seattle, and also with her sons, W K Nattinger and J B Nattinger, of Port Angeles. Four years ago she made a trip to Paris, spending a year there with the Kinzers. She had been in Port Angeles for the past 2 months.
She is survived by 2 sons, W K Nattinger, president of the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce; J B Nattinger, of 815 S Oak St; daughter Mrs. P G Kinzer, Seattle; a sister in Oakland, California; a sister in Toledo, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and on great-grandchild. She had been a lifetime member of the Congregational Church.
John Burton Nattinger ( d 18 Dec 1936 )
John Burton Nattinger, 63, brother of W K Nattinger and former well known hardware merchant of Port Angeles died this morning in Seattle after an illness of about one month.
Mr. Nattinger was born in Lyons, OH and attended both grade and high schools there, entering Grinnell College at Grinnell, IA and graduating later. He was joined in marriage to Miss Carrie Callender of Dubuque, IA at Dubuque on June 6, 1900.
Mr. Nattinger came to Port Angeles with his family and with Mr. and Mrs. W K Nattinger and family in 1915, the brothers purchasing the business of Henry Gutenberg at Front and Oak Street. They operated a furniture and hardware store there until 1921 when hey constructed the Nattinger block on Laurel St and moved the hardware store there.
Mr. and Mrs. J B Nattinger left for Seattle in 1928, and since that time he has been connected with Carnation Products Company until his illness. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, Odd Fellows and United Spanish-American War Veterans. He served during the Spanish-American War as a first lieutenant in Company L, 49th Iowa, which company saw duty in Cuba.
The Nattingers still own their home in Port Angeles at 9th and Oak.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Nattinger, Seattle; brother W K Nattinger, Port Angeles; sister, Mrs. Phil Kinzer, Milwaukee, WI; daughters Mrs. Edgar Butler, Port Townsend and Mrs. Carl Schroeder, Eugene, OR. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30pm tomorrow from Bonney-Watson Mortuary, Seattle.
William Kenneth Nattinger ( Jul 19, 1944 )
Services for William Kenneth Nattinger 62, who passed away Tuesday morning at a local hospital, will be held at the Christman Mortuary chapel Saturday evening at 7. Rev. John Como and Port Angeles Lodge No. 69 F&AM will officiate. Cremation will follow. The body will lie in state on Saturday at the mortuary.
Born at Lyons, OH Oct 15, 1881, Mr. Nattinger attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he was affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
He came to Port Angeles 31 years ago, opening, with his brother, a hardware store which he operated until he entered the real estate and insurance business.
Active in civic affairs, Mr. Nattinger was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of Rotary, of the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge, of Elks, the Republican club, the Congregational Church and the Port Angeles Gun Club. He had been an active volunteer worker on the civilian defense organization until illness forced him to retire from participation over a year ago.
Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Chester Burdic [thus] of Seattle, and a son, Jack Nattinger of Port Angeles.
Ray Alvin Nebert ( d Feb 20, 1989 )
A memorial service for Ray Alvin Nebert, 63, of Port Angeles, will be at 1pm Thursday at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Naval Lodge of Elks will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family will have a reception at the Eagles Annex after the service. Mr. Nebert died Monday, Feb 20, 1989 in Seattle.
He was born July 10, 1925, in Port Angeles to Frank and Erna Gerlach Nebert. He married Mildred De Maris Mar 4, 1949 in Port Angeles.
Mr. Nebert was raised in Port Angeles and attended schools here. He graduated from Roosevelt High School. He and his brother started Nebert Brothers Service Station and had operated the business since. He was a member of the Port Angeles Eagles and Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife Mildred of Port Angeles; 2 sons, Greg and Rick Nebert, both of Port Angeles; 1 daughter, Deanna Nebert of Spokane; one brother Earl Nebert of Port Angeles.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. There will be cremation with disposition at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Frank Sherman Neff ( d Aug 13, 1934 )
Frank Sherman Neff, 67, passed away at 6:15 this morning at the family home, 713 Carolina St., following 3 months illness. Funeral services will be held from the Catholic Church in Port Angeles at 9am Thursday, August 16 with Rev. Father Bernard Neary conducting the mass, and the Christman Mortuary in charge of the service. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Frank Sherman Neff was born in Shipshewana, Indiana on Sep 22, 1867 and when a young man apprenticed to the trade of baker, which he followed as both journeyman and master baker for nearly 40 years.
He was married to Miss Bessie M Fuller in Seattle on Dec 19, 1902 and moved to Port Angeles in 1923 where he conducted a bakery business on Front St for a number of years.
Mr. Neff was an ardent sportsman. He was past president and a life member of the Port Angeles Gun Club, helped in developing horse racing at the Clallam County fair, and was an enthusiastic baseball and boxing fan. He was a charter member of Seattle Aerie No 1, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Neff, living at 713 E Caroline St; sons, State Representative Nelson B Neff, and Richard L Neff, of Port Angeles; 3 sisters, Mrs. Johann Petersohn, Elyria, Ohio, Mrs. John Troyer, Goshen IN; Mrs. Andrew Goss, New Paris, IN; brother George B Neff, Winthrop, Washington.
Arnt Nelson ( 26 Aug 1928 )
Arnt Nelson, 62, a resident of Port Angeles for 36 years, passed away in a local hospital at midnight Sunday after an illness of 3 months. His body is at Dewey Lyden Company, funeral parlors awaiting word from Lt. Norman Nelson, who is stationed aboard the Coast Guard cutter Ossippee at Boston.
Nelson was born in Norway on November 15, 1866, and moved to Port Angeles about 36 years ago. Bertha Rustvik came from Norway several years later and was joined in marriage to Arnt Nelson in Port Angeles on July 20, 1895. Mrs. Nelson and 2 children survive: Oscar Nelson, owner of Heart o' the Hills, and Norman Nelson, US Coast Guard. Two brothers are living in Norway.
Recently Mr. Nelson constructed a fine new home at 1134 E 2nd St in the Sunrise Heights Addition. He has followed carpentering and contracting for many years. He was a devoted member of the Lutheran church.
Nels Nelson ( d 28 Jul 1956 )
Nels Nelson, 87, pioneer resident of the West End of Clallam County, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. Charles McLean at Sekiu, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1pm at the McDonald Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl E Fischer will officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Nelson, born in Skone, Sweden in 1868, came to the United States 67 years ago. After working 5 years on railroad construction jobs he homesteaded on the headwaters of the Hoko River in 1892. He sent to Sweden for his wife, Sofia and their daughter Helma. Three children, William, Minnie and Ada were born on the Hoko homestead. Mrs. Nelson died July 10, 1942.
While at the Hoko homestead, the family raised cattle. Access to the homestead was by trail in the early days. Besides cattle raising, Nelson constructed cabins for other homesteaders. Later he went back to the construction trade, this time on county roads. He contracted and built the road from Sekiu to Ozette, part of the Burnt Mountain road, the Beaver Falls and Pysht Valley county roads.
The family moved from the Hoko River homestead to Clallam Bay in 1913. He became county road supervisor for that area and retained the position many years until his retirement. His retirement was marked by the 9 houses he built at Clallam Bay and the many cords of wood cut until he was far past 80 years.
Mr. Nelson and A Fairservice, another Clallam County pioneer, were among those who took a leading part in the installation Clallam Bay's first water system. He was a school director many years.
His only son, William Nelson, Clallam County sheriff, died March 30, 1924, as the result of head injuries received while forcing open a door in the line of duty.
He was a pioneer member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Forks.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Helma Cowan, Hoko River; Minnie Peterson, Forks; and Ada McLean, Sekiu; nephew, Emil Person, Royal and several nieces and nephews in Sweden; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Oscar Nelson ( d 18 Nov 1934 )
Oscar Nelson, 73, local carpenter who settled at Port Crescent 40 years ago and came to Port Angeles 20 years later, passed away in a local hospital Sunday at 5am. He had been ill 3 months.
The late Mr. Nelson was born in Sweden. He came to America as a young man and established his residence at Port Crescent in the 90's. Twenty years ago he sold his farm and moved to Port Angeles, where he has had his home at 7th and Oak Sts.
Mr. Nelson built numerous homes in this district, following the carpentry trade. He was well liked by his many acquaintances here.
Surviving relatives include a sister in Everett, a brother in Texas, and another in Sweden.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2pm in the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Funeral Home.
Mr. Nelson was for many years a member of the Eagles Aerie here and the Eagles will have charge of the services. Rev. Erle Howell will officiate.
Peter E Nelson ( d 2 Jan, 1934 )
Peter E Nelson, 79, passed away last evening at the Davidson and Hay hospital after a short illness.
Peter E Nelson was born in Sweden May 9, 1854 and came to the United States at the age of 23 and located in Minneapolis where he engaged in blacksmith work on fine buggies and later came to Port Angeles about 33 years ago.
He was associated with the late August Swanson in the blacksmithing business in the city for about 2 years. Retiring from that business he engaged in heavy blacksmithing for the Puget Sound Mils and Timber Co. at Port Crescent and had followed that work up to about 3 years ago when he retired. He was a master workman at his trade.
He joined the Naval Lodge [Elks] July 5, 1900 and had retained him membership up to the time of his death.
He will be buried under the auspices of the Naval Lodge Thursday Jan 4 a t 1pm from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors.
Ruth Whittier Nelson
Memorial services were at the Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle on Jan 12 for Mrs. Ruth Whittier Nelson who died Jan 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beth Williams, Hadlock. [Washington]
Mr. Nelson was 93 years old at the time of death. She was born at Dungeness in 1880, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Whittier. She moved with her parents to Forks where they homesteaded on land that is now the Town of Forks.
Later, when the family settled in the Seattle area, she attended Western Washington State Teachers College in Bellingham and taught briefly before her marriage to Enis Nelson.
For the past 38 years, Mrs. Nelson has made her home in the Magnolia area of Seattle. Six months ago she moved to Hadlock to make her home with her daughter.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by 2 daughters, Beth Williams of Hadlock and Marion Fredericks in Seattle; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
William H Nelson ( d 6-10-1971 )
Funeral services for William H Nelson, a long-time resident of Clallam Bay, will be held at 11am Saturday, at the Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Burial will follow at the Fern Hill Cemetery.
Born Oct 20, 1902 in Elsnore, MO, Mr. Nelson died Thursday in Forks after a brief illness.
A heavy machine operator all his life, Mr. Nelson has owned his own logging company, the Harvey Nelson Logging Co. in Clallam Bay, since 1945. He formerly was a partner in the Murray & Nelson Logging Co.
He married the former Christina Osler in Reno, NV on Jan 22, 1930. She survives him in Clallam Bay where the Nelsons have lived for the last 25 years. Active in community affairs, Mr. Nelson was a member of the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge 24 in Aberdeen, and a long-time union member.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Hugh McCabe of Galvin, WA; and Mrs. Sue Lahmon of Camas; 1 sister, Mrs. Clifford Hartley of Montesano; 4 brothers, Charley from Montesano, Harry from Hoquiam, Luther from Cosmopolis, and Robert Nelson from Springfield, OR; and 6 grandchildren.
Annie Mary Nerbovig ( The Daily News issue of Oct 23, 1983 )
There will be no services for Annie Mary Nerbovig, 80, who died Thursday in Sequim. Cremation was performed by Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mrs. Nerbovig was born on Aug 6, 1903, to Thomas and Lena J. Laurenson in Sequim. She married Richard Nerbovig in 1939, in Port Townsend. He preceded her in death in 1980. She lived all her life in the Sequim area. She taught school for approximately 10 years. She was co-author of "Dungeness: The Lure of a River." She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, David Nerbovig of Sequim, and a step-daughter,
Dixie Nelson of Arizona.
George John Nestle ( d 15 Jan 1934 )
George John Nestle, 66, a resident of Port Angeles for 33 years, died at his home at 414 E 7th St. this city, at 2am today after an illness of 2 months. Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary Wednesday at 2pm with the Rev. E H Beilstein reading the service. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
The late Mr. Nestle was born at Navoo, IL, Sep 20, 1867 and was married to Leonora Montgomery at St. Louis, MO., Oct 9, 1888. Two children were born to the couple. The family moved to Port Angeles Sep 10, 1901. Mr. Nestle was employed in the mills of this city for many years. The late Mr. Nestle was a member of the Lutheran Church at St. Louis and the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
Surviving relatives are the widow, and a daughter, Mrs. George Wallis of Port Angeles; and a son, George Nestle, Jr. of Bellingham and Mr. Nestle, Sr.'s, mother. Mrs. George Nestle of St. Louis; 4 grandchildren and 5 sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Julia Bowers, Mrs. Lucy Krout, Mrs. Ida Neagle, Mrs. Earnstein Curren, and Mrs. Anna Muller, all of St. Louis.
Delia Adaline Williams Neuenschwander ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 1, 1942 )
Mrs. Delia Adaline Neuenschwander, 57, who had lived in the Blue Mountain district southwest of Port Angeles 35 years, passed away at her home Thursday evening after a year's illness.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm from the Christman Mortuary, with burial in the Mt. Angeles Cemetery. The Rev. Herbert R Cederberg will officiate.
Mrs. Neuenschwander was born Nov 16, 1884 at Tacoma, and was married to Fred N Neuenschwander at Puyallup, Dec 31, 1908. She and her husband have made their home at Blue Mountain ever since their marriage and have developed one of the outstanding farm establishments in the district.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Neuenschwander is survived by a son and daughter, Frank and Mary, living at the family home; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Minnehan of Port Townsend and Mrs. Mary D Parkhurst, Puyallup, and 2 brothers, Wynne and Harry Williams, present addresses not known here.
Memorial graveside services for Frank Neuenschwander, 59, Rt. 2, will be Sunday at 1:30pm at the Blue Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Ira Alley officiating. Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Cremation has taken place.
Neuenschwander died Wednesday in Port Angeles. He was born Aug 17, 1914, in Port Angeles, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neuenschwander. He attended school in Port Angeles.
He served 3 years in the U S Army during WWII in Europe and was affiliated with the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed as a truck driver for Hermann Brothers Logging Co., in Port Angeles.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ted [Mary] Hermann, Port Angeles.
Anna Elizabeth Ahola Nichols ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 24 Sep 1928 )
Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Nichols, 42, wife of E E Nichols, passed away in this city at 11:55am Sunday morning after quite a lengthy illness.
The late Mrs. Nichols was born at Port Arthur, Ontario, May 25, 1886 and came here 35 years ago. She attended grade schools and high school at the Old Central School. On July 5, 1904 she was united in marriage to E E Nichols, a pioneer resident of Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives are her husband E E Nichols, their son, Edward N Nichols, father Axel Ahola of this city, and brother Ever O Ahola of Sultan, Washington. All were with her when she passed away.
Funeral services are to be held at 2pm Tuesday from the Seventh Day Adventist Church on 9th St, between Laurel and Oak, under the direction of Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors. Elder Daniel Nettleton of Port Townsend will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be T F Trumbull, S J Lutz, W B Smith, Fred Owens, Richard Owens, James R Gallagher.
The late Mrs. Nichols was one of the best loved matrons of Port Angeles where she had spent practically all of her life. Her home and family and church occupied much of her time and she devoted little time to social life. A devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, her absence there will be felt, as she was a great worker for her church.
Ervin E Nichols ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 21 Sep 1944 )
Ervin E Nichols, 64, a resident of Port Angeles for the past 57 years, died suddenly at his home, 919 S Lincoln St. this morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Nichols came here in 1887 with his parents who were members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony. He attended the local schools until going to Alaska during the gold rush days of 1898. Returning here he engaged in a successful business career as a wood dealer, contractor and formed an association with the Angeles Gravel and Supply Company.
Because of a heart aliment, Mr. Nichols had been in retirement for several years but retained a keen interest in local matters.
Surviving is a son, Captain Ervin E Nichols, flight surgeon the army, now in Italy and a sister, Mrs. Stella Welter and a brother, J R Nichols of Port Angeles.
Mr. Nichols was a member of the Naval Lodge of Elks and of the Shrine Club.
John R Nichols ( bu Ocean View Cemetery 12/15/1964 )
John R Nichols, 89, who resided at Campbell House, died Dec 13, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9am at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Rosary will be at McDonald Funeral Home at 7:30 tonight. Burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Nichols was born Jan 14, 1875 in Clear Lake, IA. He resided in the community the past 60 years.
Surviving relatives include 2 sons, Kenneth and Wayne Nichols, both of Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. James Noonan of Edmonds, 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Lola A Niles ( d 6-8-1971 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola A Niles, 88, will be held at St. Joseph's Mission Church Friday at 10am. Burial will follow in Sequim View Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel Regimbal will officiate. Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited tonight at 8pm at Sequim Valley Chapel.
Mrs. Niles died in Sequim Tuesday. She had lived on the Olympic Peninsula since 1917. She was born Mar 15, 1883 in Clear Lake, SD. She married John Beauchemin in Rulo, NE. He died in Sequim in 1933. She married Samuel Niles in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1950.
She resided at 415 W Cedar for many years and was employed by Bugge Canning Co. for 30 years.
Three sons preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Nina Ellis of Sequim; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth Robeck of Everett and Mrs. John Zimmerman of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Sarah Deborah Anderson Nordberg ( d Jan 5, 1997 )
PORT HADLOCK--Memorial service for Sarah Deborah Nordberg, 91, of Port Hadlock, will be at 11am Wednesday in Calvary Chapel, Port Townsend. Richard Nordberg and the Rev. James Rosenquist will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Chimacum. Mrs. Nordberg died Sunday, Jan 5, 1997 in Kah Tai Care Center, Port Townsend.
She was born April 13, 1905 in Port Townsend to William and Isabell Newton Anderson. She married Robert Anderson; he died in 1940. She married Arthur Nordberg Sep 28, 1941, in Port Townsend; he died June 6, 1988.
Mrs. Nordberg was a member of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and a charter member of Irondale Evangelical Free Church.
Survivors include sons Rodney Anderson and Richard, both of Irondale; Donald Anderson of Sequim; David Anderson and Michael, both of Port Hadlock; daughters Lucille Rudolph of Irondale and Eleanor Eldridge and Karolyn Hartman, both of Chimacum; a brother Edgar Anderson of Port Townsend; 26 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Son Robert Anderson preceded her in death.
Kosec Funeral Home is in charge.
Johanna Nylund Nordby ( d 1 Feb 1935 )
Mrs. Johanna Nordby, 74, wife of M E Nordby of Ozette, died in a Port Angeles hospital at 7pm Friday after an illness of 3 months. Mrs. Nordby, better known as Mrs. Johanna Nylund until her marriage 3 years ago, was a pioneer of the Ozette district, having settled there 40 years ago. Hundreds of persons who visited the district knew the pioneer woman.
The late Mrs. Nordby was born in Finland June 15, 1861. She came to Clallam County 40 years ago. Mrs. Nylund was married to M E Nordby Jan 17, 1932.
Surviving relatives include the widower and 4 daughters and 18 grandchildren. The daughters are: Mrs. Hulda Sullivan, Puyallup; Inga Evans, Clallam Bay; Mrs. Ida Keller, Clallam Bay; and Mrs. Anna Swanson, Tacoma.
Bernt Olson Nordstrand ( bu Ocean View Cemetery April 7, 1952 )
Graveside funeral services will be Monday at 11am at Ocean View Cemetery for Bernt Olson Nordstrand, 87, who died in Sequim Wednesday. The Rev. Carl E Fischer will officiate, and services will be under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Born in Norway in 1865, Mr. Nordstrand came to the United States 65 years ago and to Clallam County in 1892. He was a commercial fisherman and farmer until his retirement. He never married.
Surviving are a nephew, Elias Strand, Seattle and a sister and several nieces and nephews in Norway.
Clifford Nordstrom ( d Mar 20, 1988 )
A funeral service for Clifford Nordstrom, 74, of Joyce, will be at 11am Thursday at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Pastor Philip Nesvig of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Mr. Nordstrom died Sunday, March 20, 1988, in Port Angeles.
He was born Nov 18, 1913 in Ramapo, near Joyce, to John and Anna Nordstrom. He married Dorothy Creelman Jan 25, 1936 in Port Angeles.
Mr. Nordstrom attended the former Ramapo school and Crescent Consolidated Schools. He worked as a logger before going to work for Crown Zellerbach in 1956. He retired from there in 1974. Mr. Nordstrom was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Port Angeles Eagles.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Joyce; 1 son, Allen Nordstrom of Joyce' 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Miller of Port Angeles.
Katie Norman ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Monday, June 28, 1937 )
Mrs. Katie Norman, age 77 years, passed away Sunday, June 27 after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, Wednesday at pm with Rev. E Beilstein officiating.
The late Mrs. Norman was born in Skoldborg, Denmark, Oct 12, 1857. She came to the United States in 1883. She has been a resident of Clallam County for the past 25 years, living with her son at Joyce. She came here from Walla Walla.
Mrs. Norman leaves to survive her one son, G C Norman, Joyce; 5 sisters, Mrs. C A Beck, Walla Walla; Mrs. Louisa Nelson; OR; one sister in Florida and 2 sisters in Denmark; and 3 grandchildren, Virginia, Jimmy and Lucille Norman of Joyce.
Stella A Norris ( d 15 July 1990 )
A Memorial Mass for Stella A Norris, aged 73, of Port Angeles, will be held at 11am Wednesday, July 18, 1990 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Fr. Robert Rekofke, SJ, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Mrs. Norris died July 15,1990 in Port Angeles. She was born Mar 6, 1917 at the family home on Chicken Coop Road near Blyn. She was raided in Blyn and graduated from Port Townsend High School. She married Robert E Norris Aug 6, 1944 in Seattle. After he spent 20 years in the military, they settled in Lake Tahoe from 1961-80, then moved to Sequim. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Norris is survived by her husband, Robert; 2 daughter, Myrna Littel of Escondido, California; and Rena Blank, of Sequim; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Benson L Northrup
Benson L Northrup, a member of a pioneer Queets family, passed away Oct 8 as a result of a logging accident in the W A Kelly works. He was alone bucking windfalls in an area away from the other workmen and no one knows exactly what happened. He was working on a side hill, Mr. Kelly said, and was apparently pushed down the hill with a log slide. When he did not appear for the home trip at 2:30, Floyd Hovey and Bill Nelson looked for hem. He answered their calls from a distance of 300 feet and they found him lying head-downward, pinned beneath 2 windfalls. The men extricated him with all possible haste, digging with their hands in order to remove him without further injury. when he was on the stretcher being lifted into the truck he spoke very distinctly, saying, "I've been here since 10 o'clock." He spoke very little after that and no one asked any questions in order to conserve his strength. However, he asked for water and told them his back hurt. They got him to his home about 4pm and he passed away about 5pm while they were awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.
Ben Northrup was born at Houghton on may 22, 1894, the youngest of 9 children. The family moved to Clearwater in 1897 where his father, Benson L Northrup, taught school for many years. Ben grew up in the rugged West End of Jefferson County and was an expert hunter, guide, and canoeist. For years he worked as fire warden in the summer. He loved the frontier life and experienced many hardships and thrilling times, but he took particular pride in his ability to manage an Indian canoe in the swift waters of the rivers.
When he moved to Brinnon, he brought a large ocean-going canoe and a small one with him and enjoyed taking his friends for rides on the canal and on the rivers. He has launched his canoe at the Bunnell place on the Dosewallips and brought it safely down, as he also maneuvered it upstream.
He was married to Myrtle May Anderson of June 27, 1918. She is the daughter of a pioneer couple, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Anderson, who reside on the lower Hoh. They lived at Clearwater until 1941 when they moved to Brinnon. Two children, Chester and Noreen, both graduated from Quilcene High School.
Besides his wife, Myrtle, he is survived by a son and 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence Miles of Forks and Mrs. Noreen Keane of Pullman, and a son, Chester, of Port Townsend; 3 grandchildren, Gary, Duane, and Ellery Miles of Forks; 4 brothers, Dale of Hoquaim, Ray of Olympia; George and Lester of Port Angeles; and 2 sisters, Ruth Buhtz of Clearwater, and Agnes Mautz of Port Angeles. His eldest brother, Robley, died in a logging accident many years ago.
Mr. Northrup attended 2 large family reunions this summer, one on the 4th of July and the other on Sep 5. He also attended a pioneer picnic of friends held in Olympia and the Mason County Pioneer picnic at Shelton in July where he met a former fire warden who had worked with his father 50 years ago. One of his prized possessions is a first edition directory of the City of Seattle printed by his father in 1876.
He had kept a diary since 1916 never missing a day to record the important daily happenings. His data has often been used to settle disputes or to aid the memory on incidents which might have been forgotten.
He was an earnest, sincere Christian, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Baptist church in Port Townsend.
Funeral services were held at Harper Funeral Parlors in Port Angeles 11am last Tuesday with burial in Port Angeles.
Ruby E Anderson Northrup ( d 4 Oct 1969)
PORT TOWNSEND--Mrs. Ruby E Northrup, 67, died at St. John Hospital on Saturday. She was a retired school teacher for Port Townsend School District No. 50.
Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Port Angeles on Wednesday at 2pm with the Rev. Don Ring officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Northrup was born at Hoh on Sep 14, 1902, the daughter of Isaac and Maud Anderson, West End pioneers. She attended school at Hoh before entering the Bellingham Normal School.
She began her teaching career at Pysht, moving at a later date to schools at Hoh and Carlsborg. For the past 20 years she has been employed by School District No. 50. Mrs. Northrup received her BA degree in 1954 from Western Washington College at Bellingham.
She is survived by her husband John Lester Northrup and 5 children, Donald Stockand of San Diego; Merton Stockand of Sequim; Thelma Graves of Sequim; Robert Northrup of San Diego; and Helen Beacraft of Shelton. There are 11 grandchildren. Two sisters also survive, Myrtle Northrup of Port Townsend and Helen Filion of Port Angeles. Four brothers survive, Nansen, Charles and Roland Anderson of Forks and Rolf Anderson of Backing [probably Basking] Ridge, NJ.
Jennie Alida Slade Nourse
A resident of the Lake Ozette community for a quarter of a century, Mrs. Jennie Alida Slade Nourse, wife of Fayette W Nourse, passed away Tuesday at 4:30 pm.
The late Mrs. Norse was born at Winhall, VT, on Jan 30, 1864 and grew to womanhood at that place. On May 10, 1884 she was married to Fayette W Nourse. Six children were born to the couple, 3 of whom are living. They are 2 sons, Roland, of Winhall, VT, and LeRoy C Nourse of Lake Stevens, WA; and a daughter, Mrs. Cora Oium of Clallam Bay. A sister, Mrs. Ella Nourse, of Peru, VT also survives.
The Nourses established their home at Lake Ozette in 1909 and have lived since in the community of pioneers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1pm at the Dewey Lyden Funeral Home, Rev. Erle Howwell [thus] conducting the rites. Cremation will follow.
Layette [thus] W Nourse ( d 2-15-1937 )
Layette, W Nourse, 75, a pioneer of Lake Ozette district, died at his home there very suddenly Monday evening. The remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival of his son Le Roy from Lake Stevens, Washington.
Born Jan 31, 1862, at Windfall, VT, the late Mr. Nourse came to Clallam County in 1901 and settled in the west end of the county later homesteading in the Ozette district and had resided there ever since.
Surviving are 2 sons, Le Roy, Lake Stevens, Washington and Roland of Vermont, and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Oium, of Clallam Bay.
G W Nulson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 16, 1934 )
Word has been received here by G M Lauridsen of the death in Los Angeles last month of G W Nulson, former pioneer resident of this city.
The late Mr. Nulson lived in Port Angeles in the early 90's and retained his property interest in the city. While here, Mr. Nulson was assistant postmaster under the late Major Hooker and later moved to Bellingham and was head accountant for the Michael Earles' Logging Company. On account of his health, Mr. Nulson moved to southern California about 30 years ago and there attained high positions in the service of the Union Oil Company, as treasurer and in later years was in charge of the bond and stock department of the company.
Mr. Nulson was a friend of this city several years ago assisting G M Lauridsen in getting the Union Oil Company to establish an agency here, the Standard Oil Company being the only oil agency here at that time.
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Oberg, James E
Oberg, Pearl Edna Morgenthaler
Oberg, Victor A
Ohmert, C L "Jim"
Olesen, Minnie A Last
Olson, Ina May Agnew McNutt
Olson, Myrtle B Engle
Olts, Iola Bull
Ospeth, Lillian L Harrington
Orr, Fred W
Ostrand, Ernest O
Otto, William N
Overhulse, John R
Ovington, Edward J (Ned)
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Adeline Poquette Oberg ( d Dec 1951 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Poquette Oberg, age 95, are to held today, Thursday, at 11am in the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Oberg passed away at her Bear Creek residence Monday evening following an extended illness. Rev. W Raymond Wilder will officiate at the funeral services and interment will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Oberg was born Adeline Poquette August 18, 1856 at Port Simpson, BC and came to Dungeness in Clallam County while still a small child. She went to Olympia for her schooling and then returned to Clallam County where she homesteaded at Bear Creek.
At Port Crescent in 1875 she was married to Carl Oberg who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Oberg is survived by 3 sons, Frank, Bear Creek; James and Victor, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. L P Parker and Mrs. Joseph Crane; Forks; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Carl Joel O'Berg (Port Angeles Evening News issue of 29 Mar 1951 )
Carl Joel O'Berg, 81, county pioneer, died Monday after an extended illness at the home of his nephew, Albin Wahlgren at Sappho. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2pm in the Forks Congregational Church under direction Forks Mortuary. The Rev. Paul Donovan will read the service, and burial will be in Forks Cemetery.
Mr. O'Berg was born in Finland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl O'Berg. He came to the United States in 1888 and settled in Clallam County where he has lived continuously since.
Surviving are 3 half-brothers, Jim and Victor O'Berg, Port Angeles; Frank O'Berg, Sappho; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Josephine Crane, Sappho; and Mrs Leman Parker, Forks, and 2 nieces and 5 nephews.
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Carl Joel Oberg was born in Abo, Finland, Sep 3, 1869 and passed away March 28th following a lingering illness. He died at the home of A F Wahlgren, his nephew, who lives at Bear Creek. At the time of his passing, Mr. Oberg was 81 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
Mr. Oberg's father came to America in early pioneer days, leaving his family in Finland until the summer of 1888 when he sent for Joel and his sister Ellen. Upon arriving in America, they came directly to Clallam County arriving at Port Crescent on July 9, 1888 where his father, stepmother and their family were living. Later the family came to the West End of Clallam County and homesteaded at the mouth of Bear Creek. He lived with his parents until he was 21 years old.
At that age, Mr. Oberg homesteaded a place across the Sol Duc river where he made his home until his last illness and went to live with his nephew, A F Wahlgren.
Pioneering in the county, Mr. Oberg helped open up pack trails all over the West End, years before there was any tax money to build roads. While riding horseback to Clallam Bay he had the misfortune of having his eye put out by an overhanging limb and it was only a few years later that he lost the sight of his other eye.
Mr. Oberg's cheerfulness in the face of hardship and blindness, then later his illness, has been an inspiration to all who knew him and has made many of them feel ashamed that they had complained of their minor troubles, when compared to his life of darkness.
Mr. Oberg applied for his United States citizenship papers in August, 1899. Citizenship papers were final June [?], 1902.
He is survived by 3 half-brothers, Jim and Vic Oberg of Port Angeles and Frank Oberg of Sappho; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Josephine Crane of Sappho and Mrs. Lehman Parker of Forks; a niece, Mrs. Hilma Anderson of Oak Harbor; 5 nephews, R O, Albin, Carl and Fred Wahlgren and Henry Dorst of Forks; besides numerous other nieces and nephews of the next generation and a host of friends.
James E Oberg ( April 24, 1966 )
James E Oberg, 79, died her Sunday following an extended illness. Private family services will be conducted Tuesday morning at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Cremation will follow at Mt. Angeles Crematorium.
Mr. Oberg was born Feb 21, 1887, in Port Crescent to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A Oberg. He had been a life-long resident of Port Crescent. He worked in the logging industry, retiring from Crown Zellerbach Corp. in March of 1952. Mr. Oberg served with the 122nd Spruce Squadron of the Army in W.W.I. He was a member of the Port Angeles Post of American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Zelma, at their home at 1427 W 5th St.; 2 sons, Carl of Bellevue and Edwin of Sappho; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Jones of OR; 2 brothers, Victor and Frank Oberg, Port Angeles; and 2 sisters, Mmes. Josephine Crane and Helen Parker of Port Angeles.
Pearl Edna Morgenthaler Oberg ( May 3, 1985 )
In accordance with her request, there will be no services for Pearl Edna Oberg, 88, who died May 3 in Port Angeles. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park, and the ashes will be scattered by the family.
Mrs. Oberg was born January 19, 1897 in Mora [Clallam County], which was known at that time as Boston Bar. She was the daughter of Herman G and Rosa Morgenthaler, a West End pioneer family.
She lived in Forks until her marriage Sep 11, 1922, to Frank Oberg, after which the Oberg family resided as a farm in Bear Creek. The Obergs moved to Port Angeles in 1961; Mr. Oberg died in 1978.
Among the survivors are 2 sisters, Ruby Linton of Port Angeles and Helma Fitch of Port Orchard.
Funeral arrangements are by Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
Victor A Oberg ( d 2-13-1985 )
Graveside service for Victor A Oberg, 90, will be at 11am Tuesday at Ocean View Cemetery with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars officiating. Mr. Oberg died Wednesday in Seattle.
He was born on March 11, 1894 in Port Crescent to Carl and Adeline Oberg. He married Mabel Talmage on July 4, 1920 in Victoria, BC. He had lived most of his life in Clallam County working as a logger. He served in the Army from 1918 to 1919.
He is survived by a brother-in-law, Henry Talmage of Port Angeles.
Harper-Ridgeview Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Anthony O'Brien ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 11, 1923 )
Anthony O'Brien, 72, and a resident of Clallam County for the pat 35 years, was found dead in his home at 8th and Valley Sts. Monday, death resulting from heart failure. Mr. O'Brien lived alone in his home in the city and a neighbor, missing him about the place Sunday and Monday forced an entrance and found him dead.
The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon and the remains will be laid to rest at Blue Mountain, beside those of his wife who preceded him into the beyond 17 years ago.
Mr. O'Brien was a native of NY state and came to Clallam County 35 years ago, homesteading at farm 7 miles east of Port Angeles.
Mrs. Hile Jacobs, daughter, and William O'Brien, son, are left to mourn their father's death. They reside at Fairview.
David O'Brien ( Oct 27, 1928 )
David O'Brien, 84 year old wood dealer of Lincoln Heights, passed away at 3am today after a residence in Port Angeles extending over 37 years. Funeral services will be from the chapel of Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors at 10:30am Monday with the Rev. Erle Howell reading the service. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
David O'Brien was born on a steamer enroute from Ireland to the United States. His father died several months previous to his birth and his mother died at his birth. He grew up in New Orleans and as a young man worked a the carpentering profession., Later he went to Austin, TX, where he operated a freight line running supplies to frontier forts. He married Clara Ann Fessler at Austin, TX and she accompanied him on many of his perilous journeys overland. At one time Indians massacred an entire stage coach load of white people just a few miles ahead of the freight wagon that O'Brien was driving.
Lured to the west by advertisements of Old Port Crescent, Mr. O'Brien came as far as Seattle with his wife and adopted son, Ernest O'Brien and from 1888 to 1891 was secretary of the Western Central Labor Union at Seattle.
He moved in 1891 to Port Angeles and squatted on lots on Lincoln Heights, and has been a resident of that section since. He first worked as a carpenter and later established a woodyard business that is now operated by his son, Ernest O'Brien.
The elder O'Brien is given great credit for saving the block on which the Lincoln school is located. He "posted" the four corners of the block with shingles. The notices read that the government had donated the lots for school purposes. this was not the case, but the bluff was good until such time as the property was purchased from the government for $250 for school purposes.
O'Brien worked as a carpenter on the original Lincoln School, helping cut down trees from the property and taking them to the original Filion mill where they were sawed into lumber. The old building is still standing, is called Martin's Hall and has been used as a dance hall and voting precinct of the 6th ward for years.
During the time after squatters settled on the government reservation here and until the land was opened for settlement, Mr. O'Brien took a leading part in the Squatters Association and was an official in the organization.
O'Brien was a former city councilman, served as street supervisor some years and was an ardent discipline of the Socialistic form of government, being one of the leaders of the movement in Port Angeles.
O'Brien leaves one son, Ernest O'Brien, living in Port Angeles and 3 nieces in California, Texas and Philadelphia.
D J O'Brien
D J O'Brien, 79, pioneer of Clallam County, died at Providence Hospital, Seattle yesterday and funeral services will be held in the city at 9am tomorrow.
The late Mr. O'Brien came to this county about half a century ago and was engaged in mining and ranching, being interested in a coal mine near Clallam Bay and in the stone quarry near this city. He later settled on a ranch at Eden Valley on which he lived until 2 years ago when he moved to Seattle.
He is survived by 2 children, Francis O'Brien and Mrs. Margaret Martini, both of Seattle.
Eleanor O'Brien ( d Jan 17, 1958 )
Eleanor O'Brien, 77, of 716 So Laurel St., member of a pioneer Clallam County family, died Friday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday at 1pm with the Rev. Mackenzie Murray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 6, 1880 in Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Jacobs. She came here with her parents in 1889 and lived on the family homestead in the Fairview District.
She married William O'Brien in 1899. The couple lived on a Fairview farm near the Jacobs farm. Mr. O'Brien died in 1949 and Mrs. O'Brien later moved to Port Angeles.
She was prominent the Grange and other civic activities in the Fairview District. Mrs. O'Brien was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Ladd Byers, Port Angeles; a brother, Irving Jacobs, Port Angeles; several nieces and nephews, 5 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
George W O'Brien ( d 10 Oct 1926 )
George W O'Brien, 63, for 46 years a resident of the Olympic Peninsula, pioneer newspaper man, lawyer and legislator, passed away at his home in Sequim at 12:30pm yesterday after a brief illness from heart trouble.
Born July 15, 1865 near Dublin, Ireland, his father an American citizen and his mother an Irish woman, Mr. O'Brien was brought to America when he was a very young boy and the family settled in San Francisco. The elder Mr. O'Brien was a doctor and druggist.
At the age of 17, or in 1880, Mr. O'Brien came to Port Discovery from San Francisco in a sailing ship and entered the employ of the Discovery Mill Company as a timekeeper. After several years at Discovery Bay, Mr. O'Brien moved to Port Townsend where he established the Port Townsend Call, was in newspaper work there for a time and also at Coupeville, Washington.
In 1890 Mr. O'Brien went to Clallam Bay where he established the Clallam Bay Record and which he operated for 21 years. or until 1911.
Mr. O'Brien was married in 1893 and his first wife died in 1903 at Clallam Bay. His son, Goodwin O'Brien, lives in Seattle. Mr. O'Brien was married to Miss Hazel Belt who had gone to Clallam Bay as a school teacher. The marriage was performed at Ballard.
In 1911 Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien moved to Sequim where Mr. O'Brien established the Sequim Press and operated it until 5 years ago when he sold it to the present management. While at Clallam Bay, Mr. O'Brien studied law during his spare time and was admitted to the bar so that when retired from the newspaper business he took up the practice of law. He continued this until his death also being a notary public and city clerk of Sequim.
It was while in Sequim that Mr. O'Brien was elected as representative from Clallam County to the state legislature and he served one term or until 2 years ago.
Mr. O'Brien had not been in good health this summer being troubled with his heart, he went down town as usual Saturday and Saturday night accompanied Mrs. O'Brien to a show. Early Sunday morning he complained of pain around his hear, a physician was summoned and he passed away shortly after noon.
Through the many months that he had not been feeling well he did not complain nor did he take to his bed but went his way quietly as always.
The above is but a running sketch of the life of a man who has left his mark in Clallam County and the whole Olympic Peninsula. He was a real pioneer in every sense of the word. Coming here when a boy he spent his whole lifetime in the 2 counties and was using his pen and voice for progress.
When he lived at Port Townsend, that city was a regular western metropolis and from there he moved to Clallam Bay, destined it was then to be a railroad terminus. For years he was out there on the very fringe of civilization.
In 1911 when Mr. O'Brien went to Sequim to start the Press, there was but a cluster of houses and from the day of his arrival until he died he worked for civic improvements and his share in the modernizing of the prairie city was great. As a newspaperman, lawyer, city official, Mr. O'Brien was always for harmony and he loved the ways of peace and many times his voice was raised to bring quietness from discord.
Mr. O'Brien is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel O'Brien, principal of the Sequim grammar school and his son Goodwin O'Brien of Seattle. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
The funeral is to be held tomorrow, Tuesday at 2pm at Sequim with Lyden & Freeman, funeral parlors of this city in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Sequim Cemetery.
C L "Jim" Ohmert ( Sep 9, 1987 Peninsula Daily News issue of 10 Sep1987 )
A graveside service for Jim Ohmert, 79, of Sequim, will be at 1pm Saturday at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. The Rev. Ron Eggert of Sequim Bible Church will officiate. Mr. Ohmert died Wednesday, Sep 9, 1987, at his home.
He was born May 29, 1908, in Port Townsend to Jesse Guy and Mae Ouston Ohmert. He married Clara Bowlby Dec 24, 1984 in Sequim. He had been previously married to June Barkhausen for more than 50 years. She died in July 1984.
Mr. Ohmert was a life-long resident of the Olympic Peninsula, working for Angeles Gravel for over 30 years. He retired in 1974. He was a member of the Sequim Bible Church, the Sequim VFW, Port Angeles Eagles and the Heavy Equipment Operators Union.
Survivors include his wife, Clara of Sequim; one son, Jim Ohmert of Port Angeles; 3 stepsons, George Bowlby of Seattle; James Bowlby of Port Angeles, and Robert Bowlby of Clallam Bay; one brother, George Ohmert of Sequim; 2 sisters, Ruth Shotwell of OR and Jesse Waldron of Port Angeles; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A son, Bill, and a daughter, June DeSmith, preceded him in death.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ben Oium ( d May 9, 1970 )
Funeral services for Ben Oium, 83, 924 E Bryson, will be at 1pm Thursday in Ridgeview Chapel with burial in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. The Rev. Lloyd Doty will officiate. Friends may call at the chapel Monday morning. Mr. Oium died Saturday from injuries sustained in a car accident on the Hurricane Ridge Road.
He was born April 19, 1887 in Norway, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Oium. He was married to Cora Nourse on Dec 12, 1918 in Port Angeles. She died in 1966.
Mr. Oium, at the age of 3, came to the United States with his parents who homesteaded at Royal (Lake Ozette). He spent some of his younger years in Tacoma with the railroad and later helped with the telegraph line to Tatoosh Island. He worked as a mail carrier from royal to Clallam Bay, and later worked for the Department of Natural Resources and Clallam County Road Department. In 1940 he sold his farm in Royal and became caretaker of Morse Creek Dam until retiring in 1952.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Frank Finch, Port Angeles; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Minnie A Last Olesen ( 5/9/1973 )
Resident of Carlsborg since 1956, Minnie A Olesen, died Wednesday. Graveside services with the Rev. John Hundley officiating. Arrangements are being made by Ridgeview Chapel.
Mrs. Olesen was born Mar 9, 1888 in NJ to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Last. She was married during the month of Aug, 1911, in Forks to Grant Olesen. In 1890 she moved to Clallam Bay and lived there until 1946 when she moved to OR. She remained in Oregon until 1959.
Survivors include her husband in Carlsborg; a son, Claude Olesen, Clallam Bay; 3 daughters, Mae Jones, Port Angeles; Mrs. Mark Thomas, Clallam Bay; and Mrs. Danny Altman, Bremerton; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lena A Oliver ( d Jan 29, 1984 )
Lena A Oliver, 85, a longtime resident of Forks, died Sunday in Auburn. A graveside service is scheduled at 1pm Wednesday in Forks Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Marshall officiating.
Mrs. Oliver was born Dec 2, 1898 and she had lived in Forks for many years. She was a member of the Forks Rebekah Lodge.
Her husband, Russell Oliver, preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 daughters, Pat Osbun of Middleville, MI, Nona Mattson of Auburn, and Phyllis Brinck of Forks; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by a Seattle mortuary.
Iver Olsen, 80, who first came to Clallam County 64 years ago, passed away this morning at Sequim.
Mr. Olsen was born in Norway on June 17, 1858. He came to Clallam County with his parents at the age of 16. After traveling elsewhere for a period of years, he took up a homestead in the Lost Mountain district, southwest of Sequim, 45 years ago and spent the remainder of his life there.
He was married to Bertha Hougen in Port Angeles in 1915. One daughter, now deceased, was born to the union. Mrs. Olsen died in 1936.
Funeral services for Mr. Olsen, who was like and respected by his friends and neighbors, will be held Wednesday at 2pm from the [obliterated]. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
Ina May Agnew McNutt Olson ( bu Ocean View Cemetery Aug 18, 1965 )
Ina May Olson, 85, Port Angeles pioneer, died Monday in the Olympic Memorial Hospital, Port Angeles, Washington.
Mrs. Olson was born on the family homestead at Lee's Creek May 10, 1880. Her father was Charles Agnew for whom the Agnew area was named. Her mother was Sarah Amelia Morse, daughter of Davis W Morse, Sr., who settled at the mouth of Morse Creek in 1863.
She attended the old East End grammar school and graduated from Old Central School in 1897 in Port Angeles. That fall she taught her first school at Dry Creek, Washington. She attended Ellensburg Normal School for one years then continued in teaching and school administration until her retirement in 1944.
She served 2 terms as county superintendent of Schools (Clallam County) and was deputy superintendent for many years here and in Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Mrs. Olson is remembered as an exceptional teacher by thousands of pupils, many of whom are now prominent in affairs here and elsewhere.
During her final years of retirement she lived quietly at her old home on Lee's Creek. A semi-invalid for many months, she had attended the Pioneer Picnic at Lincoln Park on Aug 8th.
Survivors include 2 sons, Dr. Harlan P NcNutt and Oscar C McNutt, both of Port Angeles, Washington; 3 step-children, Mrs. Arthur Dougherty, Napa Valley, California; Mrs. Robert Prise, Tolovana Park, Oregon; and James Olson, Brandon, Oregon; 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Bryan (Nancy) McNutt Ross, and John Harlan McNutt; and a number of step-grandchildren. Local survivors include many relatives of the McNutt, Morse, Thompson, Lee and Stevens families.
Services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home with interment to follow in Ocean View Cemetery.
Myrtle B Engle Olson ( d 11-25-1980 )
A graveside service for Myrtle B Olson, 95, 1305 Georgiana St., will be at 1pm Saturday at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with Rev. Clement Pangratz of Queen of Angels Catholic Church officiating. Mrs. Olson died in Port Angeles Tuesday. Burial is under the direction of Harper Funeral Home.
She was born in Port Angeles Nov 25, 1880 to Mr. and Mrs. Louise Engle. [thus] She worked as a waitress for many years in Port Angeles and was a member of the culinary union. Her husband, Lewis, died in 1976.
Surviving are a daughters, Jean Johnstad of Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Tom Olson ( d 27 Mar 1936 )
Tom Olson, 82, pioneer Port Angeles man, died at his home 113 W 6th St., this city, Friday evening after a long illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Sunday afternoon at 2 at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. H B Iler in charge and graveside services by Naval Lodge of Elks at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Born in Sweden Jul 9, 1953, the late Mr. Olson came to the United States when he was 17 years of age and to Port Angeles 44 years ago from Eureka, California.
Operator of a hotel here in the early days and prominent in civic and fraternal affairs, the late Mr. Olson had a very wide acquaintanceship in Clallam County. Up until quite recently he made daily trips to the business section of the city and he was a very familiar figure on the streets. He was a great patron of sporting events and no wrestling or boxing bout in Port Angeles was really complete without Mr. Olson in a ringside seat.
For many years he had been a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges of this city.
Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. August [thus] Olson, and his son, Hugo Olson, both of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Hannah Wadstrom, of Whitehall, MI.
Iola Bull Olts ( 9 Dec 1981 )
Services are pending for Iola Olts, 86, a former Port Angeles resident who died Wednesday in Garfield. Inurnment will be in Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.
Mrs. Olts was born March 9, 1895 in Port Angeles, the daughter of John Richard and Elizabeth Bull. Along with the other members of her family, she was listed as a member of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony. She attended school in Port Angeles; in the 1920's, she moved to Seattle, where she married Fred Olts. Mr. Olts preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Ardis Brown of Garfield, and 4 grandchildren.
Edward O'Neill ( d April 10, 1934 )
Edward O'Neill, 78, Port Angeles resident for the past 27 years, passed away in this city at 10am today following a weeks' illness. Funeral services will be conducted by the Christman Mortuary at the Catholic church at 8:20am Thursday, April 12, with Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. reading the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.
Mr. O'Neill was born in Ireland on Aug 20, 1856 and came to the United States 50 years ago, settling in Seattle shortly afterwards. He moved to Port Angeles 27 years ago. He was married to Jennie Hanley at Seattle on June 4, 1898.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jennie O'Neill of Port Angeles, and 2 daughters, Mrs. J W Metcalfe and Mrs. Archie Showalter, both living in Seattle.
He was a member of the Catholic Church and the Woodmen of the World and was well and affectionately known by scores of pulpmill workmen as watchman for the Washington Pulp & Paper Corporation since the plant first operated in this city.
Lillian L Harrington Opseth ( d 10-6-85 )
A memorial service for Lillian L Opseth, 83, will be at 1pm Thursday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park, where cremation was held. Mrs. Opseth died Sunday in Port Angeles. Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Harrington was born Sep 4, 1902 in Port Angeles; her parents were Thomas Sherman and Rose Ellis Harrington. She attended the Mount Pleasant School. Mrs. Opseth had lived in the Kelso and Centralia areas most of her life and returned to Port Angeles in 1978. She was a member of the Centralia Eagles Auxiliary.
Her survivors are 2 sisters, Ada Rooney and Nina Newell, both of Port Angeles.
Elizabeth Orr ( d 8 Feb 1936 )
Mrs. Elizabeth Orr, 73, wife of Samuel M Orr, passed away Saturday evening at her home 132 W 4th St. after a short illness.
Mrs. Orr was born in Scotland, Jan 23, 1863. She was a resident of Port Angeles for 11 years, coming here from Vancouver, BC and was a very active and respected member of the Baptist Church of Port Angeles.
Funeral services will be held from the Lyden Funeral Home Wednesday at 2pm with Rev. R D Walter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Surviving relatives in addition to the husband, Mr. Orr, include a son, Alexander Graham, and family of San Francisco and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bert Middleton of Port Angeles.
Fred W Orr ( d 10-6-1985 )
A funeral service for Fred W Orr, 64, will be at 2:30pm Wednesday in the Forks Elks Temple with burial to follow in the Forks Cemetery. Officiants at the rites will be the Rev. Art Morlin, the Rev. Omer Vigoren and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Mr. Orr died unexpectedly Sunday in Port Angeles.
He was born in Miles City, MT, the son of Leon and Mazie Orr. He graduated from Forks High School. On Feb 1, 1954 he married Marjorie Fitzpatrick in Beaver.
Mr. Orr had lived in Montana and he served in the SeaBees. He returned to Forks where he worked as an equipment operator. For many years he played Santa Claus. Mr. Orr had received the Citizen of the Year award twice and was an umpire for the Little League Baseball. He was a member of the Fletcher Wittenborn Post 9106, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Forks Elks Lodge and the Shingle Weavers Union. He made his home in Beaver.
Surviving are his former wife, Marjorie Fitzpatrick of Forks; 5 daughters, Susan Marino and Melody Edwards in California; Sally Noel and Sandra Cleveland, both in OR, and Joy Marsh in Korea. There are 10 grandchildren. Other survivors are a brother, Jack Orr of Port Angeles and sister Zella Richardson of Everett.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Orr ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 3, 1936 )
Samuel Orr, 71, a resident of Clallam County for the past 40 years, died at his home, 132 W 4th St., this city, Thursday at 11:30am after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. R D Walter in charge. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
Born in Ireland April 19, 1864, the late Mr. Orr came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He first lived in St. Paul, MN, and in 1888 settled in Tacoma, coming to Sequim in 1896 and to Port Angeles shortly afterwards.
A lifetime member of the Baptist Church, the late Mr. Orr helped build the First Baptist Church in this city and also helped in the construction of the present church building. He was a carpenter and builder by trade.
Mr. Orr was a very faithful and devout church member and always took a very prominent part in matters pertaining to the Baptist church here.
The only known surviving relatives are 2 nephews, one Walter Orr, in Minnesota, and the other William Orr, of California. Mrs. Orr preceded her husband in death only a few weeks.
Ernest O Ostrand ( d Feb 11, 1997 )
Services will be announced later for Ernest O Ostrand, 74, of Port Angeles, who died Tuesday, Feb 11, 1997, in Port Angeles, following a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Ostrand was born Oct 12, 1922, in Carlsborg, to Oscar A and Mungihild Hogan Ostrand. He graduated from Sequim High School in 1940, and served in the Coast Guard during WWII. He worked as a meat cutter for many years, retiring in 1978. He had been an officer in the Salmon Club, and was a former Elks member.
He married Winifred A Starks on Oct 11, 1946 in Port Angeles where she survives. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Wicklander.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.
William N Otto ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 12, 1936 )
SEQUIM, March 12--William N Otto, 45, succumbed here Wednesday to a brief illness of pneumonia. He was a son of J N Otto, with whom he had been associated in grocery business here for a number of years, and was widely known and highly regarded in the community.
Funeral services are to be held Saturday at 2pm in the Sequim Methodist Church, Rev. Virgil Kraft officiating, with the Sequim Mortuary in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Otto was born at Hollister, CA on Oct 28, 1889. He attended school at Edmonds, Washington and at Willson's Modern Business College in Seattle. He was married to Miss Rita Vautier at Port Townsend on January 4, 1934. A daughter, Arline, was born to this union. He was affiliated with the Modern Woodmen.
Surviving relatives in addition to the Mrs. Otto and daughter, Arline, include Mr. Otto's father, J N Otto of Sequim; and the following brothers and sisters: Paul of CA, Joseph of Everett, James C of Denver, Mrs. W H Knapman of Sequim, Mrs. Margaret Sanborn of Seattle, Mrs. Pearl McDonald, Sequim and Mrs. Abbe Marshall, Seattle.
John R Overhulse ( June 23, 1971 )
Funeral services for John R Overhulse, 81, will be held at Harper Funeral Home Friday at 11am. Cremation will follow in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. The Rev. Lloyd Doty will officiate.
Mr. Overhulse died in Port Angeles Wednesday. He resided at Rte. 3, Box 1890. He was born April 16, 1890, in Napoleon, OH. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Finley Overhulse. He attended school in Olympia and later Washington State College.
He came to Port Angeles at the age of 2 and spent all of his adult life working as a pharmacist, retiring in March of 1969. He was a veteran of W.W.I, a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite and Shrine and Eastern Star and Amaranth.
His widow Frances survives in Port Angeles. Other survivors include 2 step-sons.
Edward J (Ned) Ovington ( d 9 Dec 1930 )
Edward J (Ned) Ovington, for 27 years closely associated with the development of Port Angeles and Lake Crescent, passed away in a Seattle hospital Tuesday evening at the age of 75 after an operation performed in the hope of saving his life. Mr. Ovington had not entirely recovered since a serious illness last winter and had been with Mrs. Ovington in Seattle for the past 6 weeks under the care of a specialist.
Mr. and Mrs. Ovington were among the pioneers of Port Angeles and in their residence here and at Ovington, Lake Crescent have had a remarkably large share in the growth of the community, Mr. Ovington being among the finest citizens of the county.
Born in Brooklyn, NY Nov 1, 1855, Mr. Ovington lived in that city during his youth and went into business with his father and his uncle in the famous Ovington store in NYC. Later he was associated with the son of that uncle, Charles Ovington, who died recently in NY, in that same business, continuing the partnership until they decided to open a store in Chicago. E J Ovington took charge of the Chicago establishment, which was discontinued later when he went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to engage in the rubber business. It was in Chicago that he met and married Emily Hilstrom in 1893.
Returning from Argentina, Mr. Ovington lived a while in Chicago, then went to southern Mexico to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec where he operated a large rubber plantation. After the Mexico venture in 1903, Mr. and Mrs. Ovington came to Port Angeles, then a small town, and lived for a time on E First St.
It was in 1905 that the start was made on the now famous Ovington resort at Lake Crescent and in the summer of 1905 the resort was open for business. Mr. Ovington was particularly interested in the fishing in Lake Crescent and the place has for years been the haven of fishermen from Seattle and other cities, including Honolulu, Hawaii, who appreciated his knowledge of and enthusiasm for the sport.
A great deal of the fame of Lake Crescent as a fishing resort is due to the publicity given the lake through Mr. Ovington's zeal and the resort has been built up amazingly under his and Mrs. Ovington's management.
Beloved by friends who have visited him at the lake and by the numerous people from all over the county who have become his friends who will feel that something precious has been lost to them thorough his passing. His delightful personality, dignity, charm and humor will be missed by all who have known him.
For the last 25 years Mr. Ovington's life has been linked with the development of Lake Crescent, and he has seen and participated in the steady progress from transportation by a horse drawn stage coach to East Beach where one took a small launch to the Ovington Resort to the present fine automobile road that he fought so long for.
He was one of the first members of the Seattle rotary club and has for years been a member of the Seattle Arctic Club.
The only surviving relative is his wife, Mrs. Emily Hilstrom Ovington, who has been in Seattle since he went there a month and a half ago.
The funeral will be held in Seattle at 4pm Thursday at the Bonney-Watson Funeral Parlors with Rev. E M Rogers of Everett in charge of the service. The body will be cremated.
Emily Hilstrom Ovington ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 5, 1945 )
Mrs. Emily Hilstrom Ovington, 70, widely known owner of Ovington's Lake Crescent resort, and associated with the development of the Lake Crescent resort area since 1905, passed away Thursday, Jan 4, in Chicago at the home of a niece, Mrs. Richard de Young, 10148 Lafayette Ave. She had been ill for over a month, stricken with a heart aliment while on her way home from her annual trip to a meeting of directors of the Corry-Jamestown Manufacturing Company at Corry, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are not yet definite but services will probably be held in Chicago, according to word received from Mrs. de Young.
Born in Sweden in 1874, Mrs. Ovington came to Chicago at the age of 16, joining brothers who had preceded her to America. She met and married Mr. Ovington in 1893.
Mrs. Ovington is survived by 2 sisters Mrs. Hulda Albertina Benander, Boston, and Mrs. Helene Maria Okerberg, Chicago; 3 brothers, Gustaf Fingal Hilstrom, Chicago, David A Hilstrom, Corry, PA; and Phillip K Hilstrom, alameda; and a number of nieces and nephews, several of whom have spent summers at the lake. Among these are Miss Agnes Benander, Boston, who was here all last summer, and Cpl. Eugene Hilstrom, Chicago, who was with his aunt for the greater part of 2 years before joining the army.
Mary Harriet Owen ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 30, 1936 )
Mary Harriet Owen, 86, widow who lived at 219 S Laurel St., passed away at 12:20pm Monday, June 29th. Funeral services will be held from the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Wednesday, July 1st with services in charge of the Apostolic Faith. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. Harriet Marquette was born Feb 10, 1850, at Worchester, MA and was united in marriage to Charles Romaine Owen in 1875.
She is mourned by 6 children: Mrs. Addie Pellet, Lake Preston, SD; Charles Owen, Medford, OR; Bert Owen, Seattle; Seth Owen, Port Angeles; Fred Owen, Wenatchee, and Romaine Owen of Port Angeles; a brother and sister reside in California. She also leaves 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Owen came to Washington from De Smet, SD where the family had lived for 17 years. She resided in Washington state 31 years, of which 12 years were spent n Port Angeles. Her husband died 8 years ago.
Dick Owens, Sr. ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 17, 1964 )
Dick Owens, Sr., 79, long-time contractor here, died Saturday. Masonic services will be held 1pm Tuesday in the McDonald Funeral Home. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Born Sep 6, 1884 in Springfield, IL. Mr. Owens came to Port Angeles with his brother, Fred, from their parents' home in Tacoma during 1911. They both took jobs here on construction work and surveying for the Olympic Power Co. which was to furnish power to points east of Port Angeles.
Owens had prepared himself for surveying by taking a correspondence course and became associated with the late E A Fitzhenry here when the power company dam on the lower Elwah went out.
Dick and Fred formed a company to do preliminary construction on what was known as the Spruce Mill at Ennis Creek during W.W.I. They also handled many piledriving and construction jobs around the harbor here and in other areas.
Some 35 years ago the brothers, with E R Nichols, formed the Angeles Gravel and Supply Co. and installed the plant on the Port Angeles waterfront, also continuing their general construction and piledriving operations. Among the big jobs of that period was the Peninsula Plywood Corporation log pond.
During WWII, Owens headed a company expedition to Alaska and built bridges along the Alaskan Highway. He and his crew built some 40 bridges and a military gridiron at Haines in SE Alaska.
Owens Brothers sold the Angeles Gravel and Supply co. after WWII and moved to the Oak St. Dock, present site of the company. Since the war, jobs undertaken by the firm include preliminary construction of Olympic National Park chalet on Hurricane Ridge, rebuilding of the Black Ball Ferry Dock and many logging operations.
Through the years the firm has built foundation work for Crown Zellerbach, Fibreboard, Rayonier, Inc., and Peninsula Plywood.
Feb 14, 1914, Dick and Anita Becker were married in Port Orchard. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this years. Mrs. Owens survives at the family home, 932 W 4th.
Other survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Rennie Anderson of Port Angeles and Mrs. Donald McMillan of Bellingham; 2 sons, Robert and Richard Owens, Jr., both of Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Peggy Curry and Mrs. Carl Goble, both of Tacoma; 8 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Owens was a life member of Lodge 69, F&AM; Naval Lodge 353, Elks; and was also as Shriner.
Mary Cavanaugh Owens ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 28 Nov 1923 )
After a long and useful life, Mr. Mary Cavanaugh Owens, aged 78 years, 10 months and 10 days, passed peacefully away at her home on 2nd and Cherry Sts, this city at 10:30pm Tuesday. Her passing was not unexpected and at her bedside when the end came were a number of her children, 7 of the 13 born to her living in Port Angeles and nearby cities. The direct cause of Mrs. Owen's death is thought to have been a paralytic stroke she having been critically ill for the past 2 months.
Mrs. Owens was born Mary Cavanaugh in Vincennes, Indiana, in Jan 17, 1844. She was married to B W Owens at Carrollton, IL Oct 16, 1867. thirteen children were born to the couple, 7 of whom are still living. Mr. Owens died in this city in July, 1932.
Mr. and Mrs. Owens came west in 1887 and settled at Tacoma and came to Port Angeles in 1913 where several of their sons were then living.
The surviving children, 4 of whom are well known business men of Port Angeles are Charles Owens, Port Angeles; Mrs. M P Gallup, of Portland, OR; Ben Owens, Port Angeles; Richard Owens, Port Angeles; Fred Owens, Port Angeles; Mrs. C A Goble, Tacoma; Mrs. P C Curry, Tacoma.
The funeral services are to be held at the Dwelly Parlors, this city, at 2pm Friday with Rev. Duncan Black of the Presbyterian Church preaching the funeral sermon. All of the 7 surviving children will be in the city for the ceremonies.
Thomas William Owens ( dated only Jan 25, 1955 )
Thomas William Owens, 70, Port Angeles businessman and resident 41 years, died Monday afternoon following a short illness. Funeral services will be at the Harper Funeral Home Thursday with the Rev. Mackenzie Murray officiating. Port Angeles Lodge No. 69, F&AM will furnish pallbearers . Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Owens was born in Wales, Great Britain, May 14, 1884. He came to Port Angeles in 1914. He was employed as manager of the company store for the Puget Sound Mills and Timber Co. and its successor, the Charles Nelson Co., until the "big mill" closed its doors about 25 years ago.
He purchased the Cherry Eighth Grocery almost 20 years ago and was the owner at the time of his death. He was in the grocery business all his adult life.
Mr. Owens married Beatrice Mary Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Payne, here in 1917. He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Juan de Fuca Commandery No. 17, F&AM, Port Angeles Lodge No. 69, Angeles Chapter No. 38, Royal Arch Masons, Nile Temple of the Order of Mystic Shrine and the Clallam County Shrine Club.
Mr. Owens' hobby was salmon fishing and he took part in all the fishing events here more than 20 years.
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Owens, daughter, Mrs. Frank P Kirschner, and grandson James Kirschner, all of Port Angeles; a brother in England; 4 brothers-in-law, William and Edward Payne, both of Port Angeles and George and Fred Payne, both of Bremerton.
Frank Robert Oxenford ( d May 16, 1987 )
Graveside services for Frank Robert Oxenford, 88 will be held at 11am Tuesday in Ocean View Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Schmitt of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tacoma, will officiate. Friends may call at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel from 1 to 5pm today and from 9 to 10am Tuesday. Mr. Oxenford died on Saturday, May 16, 1987 in Port Angeles.
He was born Jan 15, 1899, in Rocky Ford, CO to Carl and Anna Schoeffel Oxenford. He moved to the Freshwater Bay area as a child. He and his brother Joe started the Oxenford Brothers Logging business, and he later took over the family farm, which included dairy and beef cattle.
On June 15, 1927 he married Margaret Graham in Port Angeles. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Margaret; 2 daughters, Marjorie Pursley and Mary Tousley, both of Port Angeles; 2 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marie Diedrich in OR. He was preceded in death by his brother Joe and by a sister, Elsie Schmitt.