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Wachendorf, Henry W
Wachendorf, Lee G
Waechter, William
Wagner, Florence Minerva
Wagner, Thaddeus
Wahlgren, Carl E
Wahlgren, Fred E
Wait, Ernest Ralph
Wait, Francis W
Wait, Lillian Bowman
Wait, Martin Henry
Wait, Matilda Emily Bernard
Wait, Miles Lewis
Waldron, Mary Elizabeth
Waldron, Mary Isabel Moniz
Wallis, Alma A
Ward, Alma Maude Hamilton
Ward, Anna Huffman Bekkevar
Ward, Eli S
Ward, Emma Jimmicum
Ward, Francis Herbert
Ward, Fred
Ward, Grant Oliver
Ward, Helen Clara Laurens
Ward, John M
Ward, Katherine Amelia Blake
Ware, William J
Warren James Wilbur
Warren, Jennie Ethel Finch
Wasankari, Albert Fritz
Wasankari, Hazel L Boyd
Wasankari, Henrietta
Washburn, Mrs. W W, Sr.
Washburn, Wilbur W (Harry ), Jr.
Washburn, Wilbur Wright
Webster, E B
Weed, Edith Parmentier Hopf
Welch, Grace McIvor
Welch, Vanwert William
Weldrick, George
Weldrick, Mette
Welter, John E
Wenner, Dorothy Webster
Wentworth, Maude Merchant
Wescott, Esther May Davis
Wessler, Isaac Tippicanoe (Tip)
Wheeler, George A
White, Edward A
White, Horace
White, Rebekah B Jackson
White, Stewart H
Whitney, Carrie May
Whitney, Norrie S
Whittier, Linwood M
Wickersham, Lewis G
Wilber, L P "Parm"
Wilcox, Olive McLaughlin
Wilder, Alfred S
Wilder, Elmer
Wilder, Marguerite
Wilder, William P
Williams, Priscilla"Goldie" Payne
Williams, T E "Dad"
Willson, Harriett
Willson, Pearl Stakemiller
Wilson, Albert E
Wilson, Clifford Leroy
Wilson, Earl Clarence
Wilson, Howard Victor
Wilson, Jacqueline Josephine
Wilson, John M
Wilson, Robert "Bob" N
Wing, Ruth Gould
Winsby, Joseph Henry
Winsby, Steven Henry
Winters John Sherman
Winters, Lottie G Emery
Winters, Oscar Henry
Winters, Thomas E
Withrow, Alice Ware
Wolf, Annie
Wolfe, Helen Mercedes Zeman
Wolf, Herbet D
Wolley, James "Jim"
Wolverton, Ansely David
Wolverton, Clay A
Wood, Charles A
Woodcock, Samuel T Alexander
Wood, Herbert Hartle
Wooding, William
Wooding, William Delacy
Woods, Joel George
Wournell, Ednamay Williams
Wright, Earl
Wyatt, Ivy Nason
Wynn, Charles

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Henry W Wachendorf

Memorial services or Henry W Wachendorf, 71, of Neah Bay, will be at 1pm Wednesday at Neah Bay Assembly of God. Mr. Wachendorf died Tuesday, Nov 5, 1991 in Neah Bay.

He was born Dec 15, 1919 in Neah Bay to Henry and Muriel Wachendorf.* He had worked in Neah Bay and served on the tribal council.

Survivors include sons Kirk and Faron, both of Neah Bay; 3 grandchildren; and half-brother Oliver Ward of Neah Bay.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.

*"The parents of Henry Wachendorf were Henry and Stella Ward Wachendorf. Due to incorrect information supplied to the Peninsula Daily News, a wrong name was listed in Friday's obituary."

Lee G Wachendorf ( d Oct 22, 1991 Peninsula Daily News issue of Oct 24, 1991 )

Services for lifelong Neah Bay resident Lee G Wachendorf, 42, will take place at 1pm Saturday at the Neah Bay Assembly of God with the Revs. Al Brown and Richard Butler officiating. A committal service at the Neah Bay Cemetery will follow with Father Alan Marshall officiating. Visitation will be from 10am to 5pm Friday at the Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Mr. Wachendorf died Tuesday, Oct 22, 1991 at home.

He was born in Port Angeles Oct 16, 1949, to Henry and Muriel LeRonge [thus] Wachendorf. He graduated from Neah Bay High School in 1969. He married Cindy L Claplanhoo March 10, 1973. He was employed as a school bus driver.

Survivors include his wife Cindy, parents Henry W and Muriel Bales, sons Lee Henry and Dennis Andrew Claplanhoo-Wachendorf, and brothers Kirk and Faron, all of Neah Bay; grandmother Mildred LaRonge [thus] of Seattle.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.

William Waechter ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 16 Oct 1925 )

William Waecheter, 76, pioneer meat and cattle dealer of Port Angeles and Alaska, passed away this morning at his home a 7th and A Streets, this city, after having been in poor health for the past 6 years.

Mr. Waecheter first came to Port Angeles in 1889 and with his sons engaged in the meat business here remaining at that time for 6 years and conducting a meat market and engaged in the buying and selling of cattle.  After leaving here he joined the gold rush to the Klondike in 1897, and with his sons droves some of the first cattle across the White Pass in Yukon Territory and stayed in the cattle business in Dawson and for the next dozen years or so the firm of Waecheter and Sons was among the best known firms in the north.  Several years after the Klondike excitement the Waecheters joined the stampede to the Tanana strike and located a branch at Fairbanks where they still are engaged in the cattle business.

To every old time in the north the name of Waecheter is a household worked and stands for enterprise in the handling of cattle on the hoof and dressed.  The sons, Henry and Ollie have always been associated with their father and besides being in the meat business in Fairbanks have become interested in the fisheries and are, at the present time, engaged in the mild curing of king salmon in Kamchatka in Siberia.

Six years ago William Waecheter was stricken with illness and except for operating for a brief season a meat market at Anchorage, since that time has been in retirement.

Having had always a fondness for Port Angeles, Mr. Waecheter, with his wife, returned to Port Angeles 2 years ago and established his home here and it was here that he breathed his last.

William Waecheter was born in Detpmold, Germany, April 21, 1849 and came to America 58 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian S, 2 sons, Henry and Ollie of Seattle, and 3 daughters, Augusta, Eranie, and Minnie of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The daughters are married and their names are Mrs. Matt Carlson, Mrs. Grant Courtney and Mrs. Jonas Brewis.

The remains were shipped at noon today by Lyden & Freeman to Seattle where services will be arranged by the Bonney-Watson company.

Ollie Waecheter of Seattle was here today taking care of the affairs of his father.

Florence Minerva Wagner ( by Harriet U Fish ) ( d Jan 4, 1989 )

Sequim lost a true pioneer when Florence Minerva Wagner died on Jan 4, 1989. She was 90 years old, having been born in Sequim in 1899, the daughter and only child of Thadeus and Anna Burrowes Wagner. Her mother was one of the 7 children of James Burrowes and Isabel Hume Burrowes, the latter having been raised in Sequim by the early pioneer Bell family.

Florence Wagner never married, had graduated from the University of Washington with a teaching certificate, being one of the very fist Sequim women to earn such an educational rank. She loved to travel, and as a grade school teacher she took positions in Hilo, HI, Puerto Rico, Idaho and the Stewart School in Puyallup, where she taught in the middle 1930's.

When her father died in the late 30's, Florence returned to the Sequim family home on Washington St to help her mother operate the family farm south of Sequim on the east side of the Dungeness River. During the 1970's, Florence still showed her travel interests as she never missed a session on Sequim afternoons when the Share Your Travels meeting took place. But after a fall, she lived in the facilities of the Sequim Nursing Center. Her Washington St home was moved as a unity 2 years ago and is still an historic Sequim house on the north side of the Old Olympic Highway west of 5th St.

There will be no services for Florence. Internment will take place at the Burrowes-Hume plot in the Dungeness Cemetery, under the direction of the Sequim Valley Chapel.

Thaddeus Wagner ( clipping with date Mon, June 1, 1942 )

Thaddeus Wagner, pioneer educator, banker and dairyman of Clallam County, passed away at Sequim last Saturday morning. Funeral services under the auspices of Naval Lodge of Elks were held at the Christman Mortuary at 11 this morning. Interment will be at Rose Hill Mausoleum at Seattle.

Born at Rachele, OH, the late Thaddeus Wagner came to Clallam County more than 50 years ago and taught school in Port Angeles and other Clallam County places before locating at Port Williams in 1904 to become associated with the late H J Bugge in a business venture. He later moved to Sequim where he purchased a farm and built up one of the county's largest dairy herds.

For many years, Mr. Wagner was a member of the Sequim town council. He served 2 terms as county commissioner and was president of the State Bank of Sequim and a director of the First Nation Bank of Port Angeles at the time of his death.

Among Mr. Wagner's other accomplishments was a large share in the development of the Sequim school system and a leading role in building up the irrigation system of the east end of the county. He joined the Elks here in 1921 and had been affiliated with that order since.

Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Anna Wagner, and a daughter, Florence Wagner, both of this city.

Carl E Wahlgren ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of May 28, 1981 )

A graveside service for Carl E Wahlgren, 85, life-long Forks area resident, will be at the Forks Cemetery at 1pm Friday with the Rev. Roger Kinkead of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Ridgeview Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Wahlgren died Wednesday in Port Angeles.

He was born Feb 7, 1896 on the family homestead at Bear Creek, near Forks and raised there. His parents were Richard and Wilhelmina Wahlgren. At an early age, Mr. Wahlgren worked hauling freight from Lake Crescent to Forks and Clallam Bay. Other occupations included drilling for oil in Forks, working for his brother Oscar at his lumber mill, becoming a county employee where he was a grader and machine operator and road supervisor. He also was a professional hunter and logger until he retired 20 years ago.

In October 1916 he married Blanche Morgantahler. She died in 1975.

Surviving are 2 sons, Lloyd Wahlgren and Richard Wahlgren; a daughter, Dorothy Cline, all of Forks; one brother, Fred Wahlgren of Boe, WA; 2 sisters, Minnie Kolstead add Hilma Anderson, both of Oak Harbor; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Fred E Wahlgren ( d Dec 26, 1988 )

A funeral service for Fred E Wahlgren, 90, of Bow, Skagit County, will be at 1:30pm Friday at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Forks. The Rev. Ronald E Josi will officiate. Interment will follow at the Forks Cemetery under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home of Burlington, WA. Mr. Wahlgren, a former Forks resident, died Monday, Dec 26, 1988 at his home.

He was born Nov 24, 1898 in Bear Creek in Clallam County to Richard and Wilhelmina Wahlgren. He married Iva Hosack Nov 24, 1916 in Unionville, OR. The couple resided in Forks from 1916 to 1971. In 1971 they moved to Bow. Mrs. Wahlgren died in 1986.

Mr. Wahlgren worked on road construction in his earlier years. In 1920 he began working as a sawyer for his brother's lumber mill in the Forks area; after 20 years he went to work as a faller for various logging companies in the area. He also farmed his ranch in the Bogachiel River.

He was a member of the Forks Lodge, the Independent Order of Oddfellows for over 55 years, and was also a charter member of the Forks West End Pioneers Club.

Survivors include one sister, Minnie Kolstad of Burlington; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 children, Hazel and Clarence Wahlgren; one sister, Hilma Anderson and 4 brothers, Oscar, Albin and Carl Wahlgren and Henry Dorst.

Ernest Ralph Wait ( d Mar 6, 1964 )

Ernest Ralph Wait, 86, 428 E 11th St. died Friday. Funeral services will be at 3pm Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Burial will follow in Ocean View Cemetery with the Port Angeles Eagles Lodge Aerie 483, under the direction of Ed Hagerty, conducting the graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Halver Nomeland, Henry Jones, Cliff Fuller, Dewey Schell, Herman Heller and Carl Daugaard.

A pioneer resident of Port Angeles, Mr. Wait was born in Old Mission, MI, July 28, 1877. He was the 3rd son of Francis M Wait, a Civil War veteran who brought his family to Port Angeles in 1886, a year before the founding of Puget Sound Colony. They landed on the beach at the east side of Ennis Creek with all possessions on a barge towed by tug from Point No Point.

Mr. Wait's father constructed a log cabin on a homestead south of the present golf course. Children attended school at Belleview School.

In 1898 they moved into town to a home at 10th and Chase Sts where in 1903 Mr. Wait married Lillian Bowman, daughter of another Michigan family.

The had one daughter, Neva, who with her husband George Smith, drowned in a boating accident in 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Wait adopted and raided their grandson Wayne, who is stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas.

Mr. Wait owned and operated several shingle mills, including one on Lake Sutherland on the site of the Falls Creek resort. He was a charter member of the IOOF and for 38 years a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie 483.

Surviving relatives include his wife Lillian of Port Angeles, a son, Wayne, in Texas, 2 sisters, Mrs. L E Cahill and Mrs. Warren Nadison, both of Port Angeles and one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Francis W Wait ( d June 29, 1936 )

Francis W Wait, 49, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, June 29, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2pm. The Odd Fellows will be in charge at the chapel and there will be graveside services by the American Legion at Ocean View Cemetery.

Francis (Frank) Wait was born in Port Angeles Aug 21, 1887, attended schools of the city and lived here most of his life and had hundreds of friends among the pioneer people of the community.

The late Mr. Wait was a member of the Port Angeles Post of the American Legion and has belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge for the past 15 years. He served in the World War in Company A, 23rd Infantry.

Surviving relatives are his father, F M Wait, well known Civil War veteran, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Warren Madison and Mrs. Elizabeth Cahill, and 2 brothers, E R Wait and Miles Wait of Port Angeles.

Lillian Bowman Wait ( clipping with date May 20, 1965 )

Mrs. Lillian Bowman Wait, 95, 428 E 11th St., died Thursday following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 24, at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Rings and the Rebeccah Lodge will officiate, with burial in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Wait was born Mar 17, 1870 in Bad Axe, MI. Her father, Byron Bowman, fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. Mrs. Wait came to Port Angeles with her mother in the early 1890's. She married Ernest Wait in 1903. He died in 1964.

The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1963. She was a long time member of Rebeccah Lodge. Most of her married life was spent quietly at the home.

A daughter, Neva, drowned in a boating accident in 1933. The couple adopted Wayne Wait. He is now with the USAF in Texas.

Other survivors include Mrs. Wayne Wait and daughter Theresa Lewis Filion of Port Angeles, Mrs. Esther Locke of Port Angeles and Mrs. Lila McKeever of Seattle. Numerous nieces and nephews in this area also survive.

Martin Henry Wait ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 1 Sep 1925 )

Martin Henry Wait, fifty-one years of age, passed away at his home a t 919 East Ninth street, this city, yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness.  Martin Wait, who was born at Old Missich, Michigan, June 1, 1874, came to Port Angeles in 1886 with his father F M Wait and lived on the old Wait homestead east of Port Angeles.  Early he took up the trade of a shingle weaver and followed that business practically all of his life.

He was married to Floy G Doty of Port Angeles, November 26, 1903 and his widow and two daughters Valda 18 and Lois 11, survive him.

After suffering from the illness that proved fatal to him for some time, Martin spent last winter in California hoping to get relief but returned here in the early spring and had grown rapidly worse.  He bore his suffering with patience until the last.

Many friends that knew him from boyhood days will mourn with the family, the passing of a pioneer who grew to manhood here.

Other surviving relatives are his father, F M Wait, his brother, Miles Lewis and Ernest Ralph both of the city and Francis W of Sitka, Alaska, and his sisters, Mrs. Mabel Madison and Lois Elizabeth Cahill both of this city.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

The funeral of Martin Wait will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Lyden-Freeman chapel.  It will be under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge with Rev. Erle Howell preaching the sermon.

Matilda Emily Bernard Wait

Matilda Emily Wait, 82, of Port Angeles died Sunday. Funeral services in the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mrs. Wait was born July 25, 1882 in Bellville, NJ. She married Miles L Wait in Port Angeles June 1, 1904.

Mrs. Wait was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Bernard. She came to Port Angeles May 30, 1893 when 13 years old with her mother and younger sister to join her father. He had come west the year before.

Mrs. Wait attended the Old Central School, graduating in the class of 1902 as a classmate of the late Jack Henson, Evening News Wandering Scribe. Her husband died in 1944. All to of their children are still alive.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a Past Noble Grand.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Emily F James of California, Mrs. Mildred Cabasa of Seattle, Mrs. Ruth Forsberg of Lake Sutherland and Mrs. Bessie Mohardin of Seattle. Six sons also survive, Frank of Colorado, Edwin and Ralph, both of Port Angeles, James and Dudley both of Seattle; and Mils of Port Blakely. 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren also survive.

Miles Lewis Wait ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 13, 1944 )

Miles Lewis Wait, 73, resident of Port Angeles for more than 55 years, died here last Friday night. Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home at 2pm next Tuesday. Rev. James T Albertson and the Odd Fellows Lodge will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Born April 30, 1871 at Travers[e] City, MI, Mr. Wait came here with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F M Wait from Point-No-Point, Washington more than 55 years ago. With his father and brothers Mr. Wait was in the shingle mill business much of his life, working at his trade as a millwright. He was married to Matildia [thus] Bernard in Port Angeles June 1, 1904. Mr. Wait was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 25 years.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Matilda [thus] Wait, 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Forsberg, Lake Sutherland, Mrs. Mildred Cabas, Seattle, Mrs. Bessie Davis, Seattle, and Miss Emily Wait, Port Angeles; 6 sons, Edwin, Port Angeles, Miles, Jr., Dudlay and Ralph, all in the merchant marine, James in the US Army overseas, and Frank of Sequim; one brother, E R Wait, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cahill and Mrs. Mabel Madison, all of Port Angeles. Mr. Wait's father, the late F M Wait, was the last of the living GAR Veterans in Port Angeles.

Mary Elizabeth Waldron ( d Jan 8, 1929 )

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Waldron, 75, passed away at 6:45am Monday, at her home 10th and Race Sts, leaving a husband and 7 sons and 3 daughters, many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren.

The late Mrs. Waldron was born in Canada Aug 12, 1853. Her marriage to J F Waldron was in Indiana July 4, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Waldron came to Port Angeles from La Porte, IN 9 years ago.

The immediate surviving relatives are J F Waldron, husband, of Port Angeles; Henry H, J F, J E and F C Waldron, sons, of this city; N A Waldron of Kettle Falls, WA; J S Waldron of Yakima and A C Waldron, of La Porte, IN, sons; Mrs. Flora McCasky, Kettle Falls, WA; Mrs. Hattie Kriegel, St. Cloud, MN, and Mrs. Alzora Booth, Alberta, Canada, daughters.

The funeral will be held in the chapel of the Christman Mortuary at 1:30pm Thursday, under the direction of the Christian Science Church. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mary Isabel Moniz Waldron ( clipping with notation Bremerton Sun 5-26-82 )

Longtime Kingston resident Mary Isabel (Mrs. Philip) Waldron, 82, died Sunday at Stevens Memorial Hospital in Edmonds. Memorial services will be Sunday, June 6, at 2pm at Kingston Christian Church. Graveside services were scheduled today at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.

She was born Nov 28, 1899 in Blyn, southeast of Sequim. Mrs. Waldron and her husband, Philip, moved to Kingston in 1934 where they owned and operated a farm and marketed milk as Bluegrass Dairy.

He died in Sep 1979. Within the past year, Mrs. Waldron moved to 208 Seagull Drive, Poulsbo.

She was an active member of the original Kingston Community club, Kingston VFW Auxiliary, and Poulsbo VFW Auxiliary 2463.

Survivors include 2 sons, Grandon of Poulsbo and Glenn of Port Angeles; a daughter, Wilma Wise of Seattle; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Laurence Moniz of Modesto, CA; and a sister, Estella Layton of Kodiak, AK.

Alma A Wallis ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 12, 1937 )

Mrs. Alma A Wallis, 87, a pioneer resident of this city, who came here with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1887, died Monday at 9am. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9am at the Catholic Church with Rev. Father Bernard Neary in charge. Burial, under the direction of the Christman Mortuary, will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

The late Mrs. Wallis was born May 3, 1849, at Jonesburg, IN, and came to Port Angeles with her husband, the late George Wallis, in 1887. Mr. Wallis, a pioneer carpenter of this city, died in 1895.

For 45 years, up until 4 years ago, Mrs. Wallis made her home at 8th and Race Sts. For the past 4 years she has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Lee of Mount Pleasant.

The late Mrs. Wallis was very well and favorably known to old time residents of Port Angeles. She took up the old home place on 8th and Race when that vicinity was deep in the woods and known as the Church's Prairie district. While she was able she worked hard to keep up her home and won the respect of all for her industry and cheerfulness.

Surviving relatives are 2 daughters, Mrs. Oscar Lee, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. Alma Jensen, of Alaska, and one son, George Wallis of Port Angeles. There are 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wallis was a member of the Catholic Church.

Alma Maude Hamilton Ward

Private funeral services for Alma Maude Ward, Sequim, who died Monday, will be held Wednesday, 11am at Harper Funeral Home. Elder D R Aimes will officiate and cremation will follow.

Mrs. Ward, 87, was born Nov 8, 1878 in Bangor, ME. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton. She moved with her family from Maine to Eureka, CA in 1884, and in 1889 the family came to Port Angeles traveling from Seattle by boat.

Mrs. Ward married John M Ward in Port Williams, Feb 23, 1903. The couple lived in Dungeness and Carlsborg until Mr. Ward died in 1945.

Mrs. Ward had lived in Clallam County since 1889. She was post mistress at Carlsborg for 15 years and managed the Carlsborg Grange store for 5 years. She moved to Sequim in 1947.

Two brothers survive, Ray Hamilton of Sequim and Carl Hamilton, of Port Orford, OR. The family suggests those who may wish make contributions to the Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church in memoriam.

Anna Huffman Bekkevar Ward ( d 9-8-83 )

Funeral services for Anna Bekkevar Ward, 87, of Sequim will be at 1pm Saturday in Sequim Valley Chapel with the Rev. Wm R Klink of the United Presbyterian Church and members of the Order of Eastern Star officiating. Visitation at Sequim Valley Chapel will be this evening and Saturday morning prior to the service. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with inurnment in Gardiner Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward died Thursday in Sequim. She was born April 12, 1896 in Fall City, the daughter of Edwin G and Cora A Huffman. She married Olaf Bekkevar July 3, 1917 in Seattle; he died in 1970. Her marriage to Neal F Ward took place Jan 6, 1975; Mr. Ward died in 1982.

Mrs. Ward had been a Sequim resident since 1917. She was a 50 year member of Pilgrim Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and was a past matron for that group. She was also a member of the Past Matrons Club.

She is survived by a son, Dick Bekkevar of Sequim; 2 daughters, Elida Smith of Sequim and Lucille Dolan of Bremerton; 2 brothers, John Campbell and Glenn Campbell, both of Sequim; a sister, Esther Wagner of Sequim; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Laura Bekkevar, preceded her in death.

Eli S Ward ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 4, 1968 )

Eli S Ward, 74, of LaPush, died in Port Angeles Wednesday after a short illness. Funeral service will be held at 3pm Saturday in the LaPush Community Hall with the Rev. Esko Rentola officiating. Burial will be in LaPush Cemetery under direction of Harper Funeral Home.

Mr. Ward was born April 16, 1894, in LaPush, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sectus Ward. He worked as a fisherman for many years,. He was an active member of the Quileute Indian Tribe and was especially interested in sports in his younger days.

Survivors include 2 sons, Philip of LaPush, and Arvie of Port Angeles; a daughter, Miss Margaret Ward, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cecil Pete and Mrs. Sarah Hines, all of LaPush; and 19 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Reginald Ward, Robert Ward, Vern Charles, Chris Penn, Wilbur Sampson, and Weaver Major. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Colfax, John Shale, Larry Bennett, Joe Welessa, Oliver Jackson and Hal Landry.

Emma Jimmicum Ward ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 16, 1969 )

Mrs. Emma Ward, 75, of Neah Bay, died in Port Angeles Friday. Funeral services will be at 2pm Monday in the United Presbyterian Church in Neah Bay. The Rev. George Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Neah Bay Cemetery. Harper Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ward was born in Monroe in 1893. She was active on all tribal activities and assisted with many tribal dinners. She took special interest in and assisted the Makah Tribal days.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, Frank, of Neah Bay, a son, Kenneth Jimmicum Sr., of Neah Bay; and 2 daughters, Ada Ides of Neah Bay, and Marjorie Markishtum of Seattle; a sister Nora Dillion of Marysville; a brother, Jess Jimmicum of Monroe; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Francis Herbert Ward

Francis Herbert Ward, 69, of Dungeness, died here Tuesday. Masonic funeral services will be held at the Sequim Mortuary Thursday with Rev. W G R Dann officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ward, pioneers of the Dungeness Valley and was born in Dungeness Aug 31, 1889 and lived there all his life. Mr. Ward married Helen Laurens in Port Angeles June 22, 1918.

He was a butter maker in the Dungeness Creamery until retirement in 1950. Mr. Ward was a member for 40 yeas of Franklin Lodge No 5 F&AM of Port Gamble.

Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Helen Ward, Dungeness; son Herbert F Ward, Seattle; a brother Bert Ward, Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Hannah Monson, Dungeness, 3 grandchildren and [rest cut off].

Fred Ward ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 16, 1936 )

Fred Ward, 79, one of the pioneers of the Dungeness district who came there 72 years ago, died at 6am this morning after several days' illness with pneumonia. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral announcement will be made Friday.

Born in England, Nov 12, 1857, Mr. Ward came to Dungeness when he was about 7 years old. He joined Naval Lodge of Elks in this city Aug 14, 1902 and has been a member continuously since that time.

The late Mr. Ward for more than half a century, took a leading part in the affairs of the Dungeness Valley as merchant and farmer and enjoyed a wide acquaintanceship throughout the county.

He was of the second generation of a family that settled in the Dungeness Valley and one of the oldest pioneers of the county.

Surviving are 4 children, Mrs. W L Monson and Herbert Ward of Dungeness; Richard Ward of Seattle and Francis Ward, Forks.

Grant Oliver Ward ( d Oct 28, 1973 )

Grant Oliver Ward, 85, a Dungeness pioneer, died Sunday. The memorial service will be at the Mt. Angeles Memorial Park Mausoleum Tuesday at 10am under the auspices of the Port Angeles Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Mr. Ward, grand pioneer of the 1972 Sequim Irrigation Festival, was born in old Dungeness Aug 5, 1888. He was the son of William Ward and Hannah Amelia Ward, pioneer of Dungeness. William Ward came from England in 1858 and Mrs. Ward from New Brunswick in 1863.

Grant Ward started milking cows on his father's farm when he was 6 years old; and grew up working on dairy farms. When he was 19 he married Della May Hamilton in Port Angeles Aug 1, 1908. Shed died in June 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Grant [thus] worked together, managing dairy farms and running a livery stable in Dungeness. While he was handling horses on construction work on the first highway along Hood Canal, she cooked for the crew.

In 1912 he bought the first Ford for hire in the Valley, and took passengers between Sequim and Dungeness. Mrs. Grant [thus] also worked as a carpenter and a logger. Later he bought a farm on Hendrickson Road, part of the old John Donnell [ perhaps an error for Mc Donnell] farm where the first wheat in the valley was raised.

Mr. Grant [thus] qualified as a welder after he was 60, and continued to farm on Hendrickson Road until he retired to live in Sequim 1877 [thus].

He is survived by a son Fred R Ward, of Sequim and a sister, Mrs. Fay Middleton of Alberta, Canada.

Mt. Angeles Memorial Park will have charge of cremation.

Helen Clara Laurens Ward ( d 9-13-66 )

Funeral service for Mrs. Helen Clara Ward, 719 Caroline St., who died Friday, will be held at 1pm Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. LaVerne Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery. Harper Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Mrs. Ward, the former Helen Clara Laurens, came to Port Angeles with her parents from Worcester, MA in 1904. She was graduated from Port Angeles schools in 1913 and obtaining a teaching degree from the University of Washington.

She taught school in Dungeness after graduation. After her marriage in June, 1918, to the late Francis H Ward, she lived in various places in Northwest Washington until retiring to Dungeness, where she remained until her recent illness, when she moved to Port Angeles.

Mrs. Ward was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Past Matron of Eastern Star of Sequim.

Surviving are a son, Herbert F Ward, of Enumclaw; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minna B Durkee and Mrs. Morton W Shusta, both of Port Angeles; 3 grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

John M Ward ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 23, 1945 )

John M Ward, 65, native-born pioneer of Clallam County, died at his Carlsborg home Thanksgiving Day after a long illness. Funeral services will be at the Carlsborg church at 2pm next Tuesday with Rev. L L Farmann officiating. Burial will be in the Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the Sequim Mortuary.

Born at Sequim 65 years ago, Mr. Ward was prominent in civic affairs in Sequim and Carlsborg all his adult life and was postmaster at the latter place many years. He was president of the federal land bank. Mr. and Mrs. Ward were married at Port Williams Feb 22, 1903.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Maud Ward, Carlsborg; brothers William and Grant Ward of Sequim; sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, Los Angeles and Mrs. Fay Middleton, Morrowville, Alberta, Canada.

Katherine Amelia Blake Ward ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 17, 1933 )

Mrs. Katherine Amelia Ward, for 70 years a resident of the Dungeness Valley, passed away at the family home in Dungeness at 9:45pm Tuesday after a long and useful life. She failed to rally from a paralytic stroke suffered at week ago.

Katherine Amelia Blake was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blake in the old lighthouse at Dungeness on Sep 28, 1863, her father being the keeper of the light at that place then. She grew to womanhood in Dungeness, and was married there to Fred Ward, another pioneer of the community. With the exception of one year, in which she resided in Port Townsend, Mrs. Ward spent her entire lifetime on the townsite at Dungeness.

She is survived by her husband; 3 sons--Richard of Seattle, Bert of Mt. Vernon and Francis of Forks; a daughter, Mrs. Hannah Monson, of Dungeness; a half-sister, Mrs. Rachel Eddy; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) from the Quenell Funeral Home at 2pm. The public may attend the graveside services at the Dungeness Cemetery at 2:45pm.

William J Ware ( d Fri, April 6, 1951 ) [ photo accompanies ]

William J Ware, 81, resident of Port Angeles 64 years and one of the Olympic Peninsula's most prominent pioneer citizens, died at a hospital here last night. Funeral services will be Monday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with Naval Lodge of Elks and the Rev. Raymond Wilder officiating. Cremation will follow.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Lowry, M J Schmitt, Willis Mathewson, Frank Terrell, A J Cosser and H H Van Brocklin.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ware, William Ware was born in London, England Sep 24, 1869. His father was a civil engineer for the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony and the family came her with that colony in July, 1887.

Following in his father's footsteps, William J Ware left here when 18 years old and did railroad surveying in the western part of the state for 2 years, then returned to make his permanent home here. He was deputy county engineer under his father in 1889 and did much civil engineering work in this city and many other parts of the county. He took up a homestead on the Elwah River near the site of the present upper dam on the river.

Mr. Ware was the Clallam County engineer for a total of 12 years. He was secretary of the republican county committee 14 years. During the first world war he was president of the Clallam County Red Cross.

Entering the insurance and real estate business in 1915 he continued with that for 30 years to 1945, when he sold out to Mr. and Mrs. A A Smith.

In the 30's he was a member of the national re-employment service, forerunner of the present federal employment system. In the early days of the city, he was one of the most active figures in development of the community. He helped organize the city's first Sunday school at the Congregational Church more than 60 years ago.

Mr. Ware joined the Naval Lodge of Elks in 1900 and still was a trustee and one of the lodge's most prominent members at the time of his death. He had been a member of the Rotary Club since 1927, and was secretary 15 years. One of the organizers of the Clallam County Historical Society, he was president of that group when he died.

He continued his activities until several weeks ago when he suffered a heart attack and was confined to a hospital. He seemingly recovered and went home, but a week ago had another attack which proved fatal.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Fronie Ware, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Ware Taylor, Port Angeles and Mrs. Elsie Meyer, Berkeley, CA, now visiting here; and a brother Alfred J Ware, Seattle.

James Wilbur Warren

James Wilbur Warren, 75, Rte 2, Port Angeles, died Wednesday after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Friday at 3pm with the Rev. Dr. Oscar Adam officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Pallbearers are Donald J Smith, Robert Polhamus, James R Gallagher, Elmer Kelly, Ted Kelly and Floyd Hayne.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elton Warren, born in Owatonna, MN April 21, 1879. He came to Port Angeles with his family 54 years ago.

Mr. Warren married Jennie Ethel Finch here Nov 18, 1909. Mrs. Warren died July 31, 1951.

Mr. Warren, when a young man, worked in the woods and for a time was at the Earles logging camp at Port Crescent. He was in the office of the Clallam County auditor for 23 years between 1909 and 1932 as auditor and deputy auditor. After leaving the auditor's office in 1932, Mr. Warren operated the Warren Grocery at 8th and Peabody St until his retirement after the death of Mrs. Warren. Since then he has lived with his son east of Port Angeles.

Mr. Warren was elected county auditor in 1914, 1916, 1922 and 1926 and appointed to fill an unexpired term in 1921. The balance of the 23 years he was a deputy auditor. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Surviving relatives are a son, Walter Warren, Port Angeles; nephew Roy McCloud, Seattle; granddaughter Darlene Turco and great-grandson, Michael Turco.

Jennie Ethel Finch Warren ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 1, 1951 )

Mrs. Jennie Ethel Warren, 62, died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home in the Froude Apartments. The Rev. W Raymond Wilder will officiate at funeral services Thursday at 2pm at the Harper Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Warren lived practically her entire lifetime in Port Angeles. Born Jennie Finch in Aurora, IL, Jan 19, 1889, her parents brought her to Port Angeles when she was 6 weeks old.

She was married to James Warren here Nov 18, 1909. She was a member of the Degree of Honor, Pythian Sisters, Altruistic Club, and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son Walter Warren, Port Angeles; 2 brothers, Roy Finch and Ira Finch, both of Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Leona Eacrett, Port Angeles and Mrs. Helen Hartwell, Lowell, OR and one grandchild.

Albert Fritz Wasankari ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of Nov 19, 1985 )

FORKS--A memorial service for Albert Fritz Wasankari, 82, will be at 2pm Saturday in the Congregational Church with the Rev. Ron Josi officiating. Mr. Wasankari died Friday in Seattle and was cremated.

He was born at Salt Creek, WA, Dec 20, 1902 to Emanuel and Hendrika Pietula Wasankari, He attended school in Joyce. Mr. Wasankari was employed by the Clallam County Road Department for 47 years and retires as superintendent in 1972. He was a member of the Teamsters union, the Forks Elks Lodge and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

He was married to Mildred E Ford in Port Angeles on April 22, 1933.

He is survived by his wife and son Stephen and David, all of Forks; another son Richard of Tacoma; one daughter, Patricia Foster of Port Angeles; 10 grandchildren 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Edith McNally of Joyce and Shirley Raush of Prineville, OR.

Hazel L Boyd Wasankari ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 3, 1971 )

Funeral services for Hazel L Wasankari, 66, of Rt. 1, Box 265, will be held Monday at 1pm in Harper Funeral Home, with the Rev. LaVerne Nelson officiating. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Crematorium.

Mrs. Wasankari died Thursday in Port Angeles. She was born Jan 10, 1904 in Lynn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boyd. She belonged to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Eagles Auxiliary and Crescent Grange of Joyce.

She is survived by her husband, William Wasankari of Port Angeles; a son, D E Wasankari of Castro Valley, California, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Dana Lothrop of San Carlos, California, and Mrs. Richard Liljedahl of Port Angeles. Other survivors include 4 brothers, Arley and Cleo Boyd of Port Angeles, Orville Boyd of California; and 4 sisters, Mrs. James Avery, Mrs. Jay Neighboors and Mrs. William Russnell, all of Port Angeles; and Violet Morris of Portland.

Henrietta Wasankari ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 11, 1940 )

Mrs. Henrietta Wasankari, 70, wife of Emanuel Wasankari, died Tuesday afternoon after a short illness at her home at Joyce where the family had resided for more than 50 years.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. E H Beilstein in charge.  Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Born Dec 20, 1869 in Finland, Mrs. Wasankari came directly from her native country to Clallam County and was the 4th white woman to settle in the Joyce district.  She was married to Emanuel Wasankari at Port Crescent June 20, 1889.  The couple celebrated its Golden Wedding June 20, 1939.

Surviving relatives include the widower, Emanuel Wasankari, Joyce; 2 daughters, Mrs. James NcNally, Joyce and Mrs. Frank Rausch, Orchards, WA; 5 sons, Albert Wasankari, Port Angeles and Matthew, John, William and Elmer Wasankari, all of Joyce.

There are 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Oscar and Alex Bidalia, both of Astoria, OR.

Mrs. Wasankari was a member of the Lutheran church.

Mrs. W W Washburn ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 29 Sep 1943 )

Mrs. W W Washburn, Sr., 85, Neah Bay pioneer, died at Santa Monica, California Sunday Sep 26. Funeral services will be held at the Kirkelie funeral establishment at Santa Monica Thursday.

News of the death of his grandmother was received by Wilbert Washburn of Neah Bay Sunday afternoon from his father, W W Washburn, Jr., who left Neah Bay early last week to be with is mother who was taken ill Sunday, Sep 19, one week after her 85th birthday.

The late Mrs. Washburn, Sr., came to Neah Bay more that 40 years ago and resided there until about 18 years ago. The late W W Washburn, Sr. was the trader on the Makah reservation and was succeeded in that capacity by W W Washburn, Jr.

Many pioneers of this section knew Mrs. Washburn, who was a frequent visitor here.

Wilbur W (Harry) Washburn ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 21, 1953 )

Wilbur W (Harry) Washburn, Jr., 70, 212 E 11th St., for half a century one of the county's most prominent citizens, died Saturday afternoon after a long illness.  Masonic funeral services will take place at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday at 11am.  Masons will meet at the Temple at 10am.  Burial will be in Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle.  Honorary pallbearers will be Herman T Swanson, Dr. Ralph E Allen, Henry Sprague, Ted Browne, Dr. J J Fairshter, and A N Williams.

Mr. Washburn was born in Spring Valley, MN Aug 7, 1883.  He came west in 1903 to become associated with his father, W W Washburn, who became government trader at Neah Bay in 1902.  The elder Washburn operated a store and was postmaster.

For many years the younger Washburn was manager of his father's store and later became its owner.

The elder Washburn died Dec 19, 1927.  His son died on the 26th anniversary of his father's death.

Harry Washburn became postmaster at Neah Bay in 1927 and served in that capacity until 1930 when his son, W W Washburn III was appointed.  His son, A W W Washburn has been Neah Bay postmaster 51 years and the office has been in the Washburn store all those years.

Becoming ill in 1949, he turned his store over to his son Wilbur W Washburn III and moved to Port Angeles where he has resided since.

During his residence at Neah Bay, Mr. Washburn was a leader in affairs of the community.  He built the first wharf there.  Several times he paid his own expenses on trips to Washington to advocate reservation improvements, including the construction of the harbor breakwater and the highway across the reservation.

he had the first electric light plant at Neah Bay and brought the first moving pictures there and to Clallam Bay.  He also established the first ocean resort at LaPush.

Having spent 50 years among the Makah Indians, Mr. Washburn knew all the tribesmen and was an authority on their history and crafts.  The Washburn Store, site of the original trading post, is the focal point of most of the town's activities.

He married Clarissa J Callender [thus] Nov 18, 1927 in Portland, OR.

Mr. Washburn was a life member of Naval Lodge of Elks and F&AM Lodge 69.  He was also a member of all the Scottish Rite bodies of Masonry in Seattle and of Nile Temple of the Mystic Shrine in that city, and the Olympic Peninsula Shrine Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clarissa Washburn, Port Angeles; son, Wilbur W Washburn III, Neah Bay; 2 step-sons, W S Collender [thus], Seattle, and J P Collender [thus], Neah Bay; 3 daughters, Mrs. William B Gragg, Whittier, California; Mrs. C D Parker, San Francisco; and Mrs. E M Whitesides, Venice; California; a sister, Mrs. A G Gray, Santa Monica, California and several grandchildren.

Wilbur Wright Washburn ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 19, 1963 )

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Wilbur Wright Washburn, 54, of Neah Bay, died her Wednesday after a short illness.  Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Rev. Robert Baldwin officiating.  Entombment will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Pallbearers are Stanley Wardin, Ray Starnes, Quentin Markishtum, Patrick Callender, Revelle Nicholas and Dr. J J Fairshter.  Honorary pallbearers are Onnie Paakonen, Raymond Lundgren, Tom Elvrum and Cecil Gainer.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W W Washburn, Jr., born at Neah Bay Feb 2, 1909.  He lived much of his life at Neah Bay except while attending school  He attended grade school from the 4th through high school at Santa Monica, California.  He attended the University of Southern California and from there went to the University of Washington.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi.  He graduated from the university in 1934.  At the U he was an oarsman on the varsity crew.

He was a member of the Neah Bay Presbyterian Church and had been a church elder for the 2 years previous to his death.  He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Port Angeles Lodge No 69 F&AM, Royal Arch Chapter No. 38 Crescent Council and Juan de Fuca Commandery, all of Port Angeles and Nile Temple of Seattle.

He married Miriam E Cone in Tacoma Sept 12, 1934.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Miriam Washburn, a son, Wilbur W Washburn, IV and a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Eby, all of Neah Bay; his mother Mrs. Lynna Washburn, Santa Monica, California; sisters, Mrs. Neva Gragg, Burlingame, CA; Mrs. Neahbae Whitesides, Santa Monica and Mrs. Gwendoyln Mallery, Burlingame; step-brothers W S and Patrick Callender, Edmonds, WA.

E B Webster ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 8, 1936 )

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Funeral services for E B Webster, president of the Evening News, Inc., who passed away early Tuesday afternoon following an illness of several months, will be held from the chapel of the Christman Funeral Parlors at 2pm Thursday, January 9th. Ellis Shephard, Seattle, long-time friend of the Webster family and Rev. C E Fulmer will conduct the service after which burial will take place in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.

E B Webster was born at Gresco, IA on Oct 29, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E E Webster. He attended schools at Cresco, learned the printing trade and profesion in the office of the Cresco Republican, operated by his father, and was joined in marriage to Miss Jessie Trumbull in the same city. He served on the Republican from 1890 to 1900.

Mr. and Mrs.Webster left Iowa in 1900, coming directly to Port Angeles, living here until 1902. The next 2 years were spent at Port Townsend, where for a time Mr. Webster published a small weekly magazine known as "Webster's Town Topics." Returning to Port Angeles in 1904, Mr. Webster joined with his father in purchasing the Democrat-Leader from A J Cosser, the name being changed to the Olympic-Leader.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Webster; son Charles Webster; daughters Dorothy Ann and Beth Webster of Port Angeles and Mrs. Mae Duckering and 2 children of Washington, DC.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. Robert G Trumbull, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ballinger and Ellis Shephard, of Seattle, will arrive here this afternoon to attned the funeral services tomorrow.

Edith E Parmentier Hopf Weed

Mrs. Edith E Weed, 62, of 1038 W 12th St., resident here 54 years, died Saturday at a Seattle hospital after a short illness. McDonald Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.

She was born Edith Parmentier at Ellensburg in Nov 1901 and came here with her parents when 8 years of age. Her first husband, Guy B Hopf, died here in 1930 and her second husband, Raymond Weed, died here in 1955.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Until recent years she was active in several other organizations.

Surviving relatives include her mother, Mrs. Alta M Fisher, Port Angeles; brother Chester A Parmentier, Seattle, and Lawrence I Fisher, Port Angeles; a sister, Mrs. D L Lain, Seattle; sons Paul E Hopf, Seattle and William H Hopf, Port Angeles; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Grace McIvor Welch ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 14, 1932 )

Mrs. Grace Welch, 46, wife of Van C Welch, succumbed here this afternoon after quite a lengthy illness and with her death the city has lost one of its best known women.

The late Mrs. Welch was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. William McIvor, pioneer residents of Port Angeles, and came here with her parents 40 years ago. Educated at the Old Central School, the late Mrs. Welch was one of the most popular girls in the school and numbered among her friends hundreds of people of the city. She lived in this city practically all her life and was active in social and fraternal affairs up until 2 years ago.

Born in Manistee, MI, 46 years ago, Grace McIvor was married to Van C Welch, Dec 31, 1909. Her lodge affiliations were Daughters of the Nile, of Seattle and Women's Relief Corps.

Surviving relatives are the husband, Van C Welch, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McIvor.

The remains are at the Christman Mortuary. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Vanwert William Welch ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 26, 1958 )

NOTE: this article, transcribed from microfilm, was photographed with a fold over the left edge making it necessary to "fill in the blank" portion of words. "__" is used to signify that which is not reasonable to assume.

Vanwert William Welch, 81, of "__" South Lincoln St, early peace officer and game warden here, died Wednesday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge will open the Temple at noon Saturday for lodge funeral services.

Mr. Welch was born in Vernon County, MO June 3, 1876. He came to Clallam County with his parents in 1891. The family home "__" near Beaver Lake, Clallam County. They later moved to Port Crescent and then to Port Angeles.

Mr. Welch was employed in the woods and also drove a Stanley Steamer stage from Port Crescent to Port Angeles to Lake Crescent to the Sol Duc Hot Springs.

Mr. Welch was a county deputy sheriff in the early days, and Port Angeles chief of police in the early 20's. Later he was county game warden before the establishment o the present "__" game commission.

While county game warden about 30 years ago he supervised the plantings of mountain goats at Storm King, Lake Crescent. These goats were the start of the present flock of goats in the Olympics.

Raised in the woods of the west end of Clallam County, Mr. Welch was a noted woodsman during his later years. He retired about 15 years ago.

Mr. Welch was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 69 of Port Angeles.

Surviving relatives include his "__" Laura Welch, Port Angeles; brother George Welch, Port Town"__", 2 sisters, Maude Cle"__"ts, Port Orchard, and Neva "__"eton, Seattle and a half sister Ethel Weiss, Port Angeles.

George Weldrick ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 9, 1935 )

George Weldrick, 73, of Clallam Bay, pioneer resident of this county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Aalstad, Clallam Bay, Sunday a 2pm. Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 2pm. Rev. Joseph Beall will officiate and cremation will follow.

The late Mr. Weldrick was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb 27, 1862. He came to Clallam County from Canada 48 years ago and was interested in logging and for years also operated the Sappho Inn. Mrs. Weldrick died Nov 14, 1933.

Surviving relatives are 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna Aalstad, Clallam Bay, and Mrs. Guy Lesure, Sappho and a step-son, Martin Ruen of Beaver.

Mette Weldrick

Mrs. Mette Weldrick, age 78, wife of George Weldrick of 6715 7th Ave W, Seattle, died Friday at her home. Surviving besides the husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Aalstad of Clallam Bay and Mrs. Anna Lesure of Sappho and one son, Martin Raun of Beaver.

Coming to Clallam Bay in 1890, the Weldricks made their home at Beaver which was their residence until moving to Seattle 11 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary, Tuesday, Nov 21 at 1pm with the Rev. E H Beilstein of the Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

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John E Welter ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 17, 1935 )

John Eugene Welter, 59, one of the pioneer lumber workers of this city, died here last evening after an illness of several years.  He had been a resident here for 37 years.  The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

"Jack" Welter was born in Superior, WI March 20, 1876.  He came to Port Angeles in 1898 and was married to Stella Nichols here June 7, 1900.  For many years he was a saw filer employed at the Charles Nelson Company mill.  All the years of his residence here he followed the lumber and shingle business and was one of the best known men of that craft on the peninsula.

Surviving relatives are the widow and one daughter, Mrs. Lola Jacobs, both of this city.   One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lunch, lives in Bellingham and another sister, Mrs. Lola Garry, in Seattle and there is a brother Shiller Welter, in Seattle.  Mr. Welter has other sisters and brothers in the east and one grandchild here.

The late Mr. Welter was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Catholic Church.

Dorothy Webster Wenner ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of Sep 9, 1983 )

Lifetime Port Angeles resident Dorothy Webster Wenner, 77, died Wednesday at Olympic Memorial Hospital. Memorial service will begin at 11am Tuesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 510 E Park Ave. The Rev. David Storm will officiate. Arrangements are being made by the Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.

Wenner was born to newspaper pioneers Edward B and Jessie Trumbull Webster in Port Angeles June 8, 1905. She graduated from Port Angeles High School's class of 1924 and worked with the first Camp Fire Bluebird group here.

She studied 3 years at the University of Washington until a long illness interrupted her work. On Sep 24, 1938 she married William Wenner, a Port Angeles real estate agent.

A visible community figure, Wenner had been a member of Camp Fire, a reading club, the Garden Club, Rhododendron Society and Camp David Junior on Lake Crescent. She served on the board for Hostelries serving the developmentally disabled since its inception.

She is survived by a sister, Mae Duckering of Portland, OR; 2 adopted children, David Webster Wenner of Port Angeles and Diane Benner Bartlett of Silverdale, and one grandchild, Jeffrey Benner.

Maude Merchant Wentworth ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 29, 1945 )

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Wentworth of Forks will be held at 2pm Friday, Nov 30, at the Forks Congregational Church with Rev. E David officiating. Burial will be in Quillayute Cemetery under the direction of the Forks Mortuary.

Mrs. Wentworth was born at Dungeness where her family were pioneers and she moved to Forks 66 years ago.

Surviving relatives include 4 sons, Jim and Joseph of Forks, William of Bremerton and Arthur, US Army; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rose Sands, Port Angeles, Mrs. Hugh Palmer, Manette, WA and Miss Elizabeth Merchant, Forks.

Esther May Davis Wescott ( clipping with date April 20, 1942 )

Mrs. Esther May (Davis) Wescott, 80, wife of Fred Wescott, passed away here early Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home Tuesday at 2pm with the Rev. Robert J Walters and the Rebekah lodge participating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Wescott was married to Fred Wescott June 7, 1881 in Albion, NY. She lived in New York State until 1906, when she and her husband removed to Seattle. They came to Port Angeles in 1910 and have lived here since.

In June, 1941, the Wescotts celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Wescott was a member of the Presbyterian church, its Women's Council and it Missionary Society. She is survived by her husband.

Isaac Tippicanoe (Tip) Wessler ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of Oct 9, 1953 )

Funeral services for Isaac Tippicanoe (Tip) Wessler, 74, of Lake Ozette, will take place at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Rev. Paul Logan officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Mr. Wessler died here Wednesday after an extended illness.

He was born Feb 1, 1879, in Evansville, IN, and came west to Everett in 1900. In 1902 he came to the Olympic Peninsula and took up a homestead in the Lake Ozette district. In 1910 he returned to Evansville and married a childhood sweetheart, Miss Olga B Wolfe.

The couple came back to Seattle after their marriage. He was a mail dispatcher at the King St station for 12 years. The couple returned to Lake Ozette in 1922 where Mr. Wessler developed the first cranberry bog in the county. Part of the homestead was a natural bog and he developed additional acreage. The cranberry culture was successful and under the Tip Wessler name the berries were marketed over the peninsula.

Several years ago, Mr. Wessler turned his cranberry farm over to his son, James E Wessler who raises cranberries commercially.

Surviving are his wife, Olga Wessler, Bear Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin A Thomas, Bremerton; 2 sons, James A Wessler, Lake Ozette, and Paul A Wessler, county extension agent at Vancouver, Washington; 2 brothers, Orville P. Wessler, Bremerton and A E Wessler, Stratford; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Daphne Gibson, Spokane; and Mrs. Nettie Day, Chelan.

George A Wheeler ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 6, 1937 )

George W Wheeler, 65, passed away Sunday at the home of his son, Perle Wheeler of the Sekiu River, after an illness of 3 years. Funeral services will be held in Burlington, WA Thursday afternoon at 2pm. The remains are being taken to Burlington by the McDonald Funeral Home.

The late Mr. Wheeler was born Oct 9, 1871 in Oil city, PA. He came to the state of Washington 39 years ago, coming to live in Clallam County from Aberdeen one year ago. He was a member of the Baptist church in Everett, WA.

He leaves to survive him his widow, Mrs. Emma Wheeler, one son Perle, both of Clallam Bay; one daughter, Mrs. B E Lawe, of Pysht and a grandson, Delbert Lawe. There are 3 brothers, Chester Harrison, Everett; Franklin, West Sound; and Evart Wheeler, Maine, and one sister, Mrs. Fidelia Tilden, Seattle.

Edward A White ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 6, 1969 )

Funeral service for Edward A White, 73, Rt. 3, Port Angeles, who died in Port Angeles Saturday, will be held Saturday at 11am at McDonald Funeral Home. Pastor LaVerne Nelson will officiate. Mr. White's body will be cremated at the Mt. Angeles Crematorium.

Mr. White was born in Granite Falls, MN and attended schools in Washington. He was married to Leona B Steike in Port Angeles in 1923. She died in 1961.

Mr. White came from Minnesota to Missoula, MT in 1898 by covered wagon and then to Sultan, Washington. He logged until 1934 when he joined the Clallam County Engineer Department and later became engineer and acting superintendent for a state-wide airport survey from 1940-1942. He was employed at Fibreboard for a short time before working for the Milwaukee Railroad. He retired in 1956.

Mr. White was a member of the old-time orchestra and a life member of Local 395 AF of M Musicians Association and was secretary of the union at the time of his death. He also belonged to the Black Diamond Grange.

He is survived by a son, Edward of Louisiana, 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Gossler of Humptulips [WA] and Mrs. Eugene Scott of Aberdeen. Also surviving is a brother, Ben White of California; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sheahan of Everett, Mrs. Lucy Dunlap of Sultan [WA] and 6 grandchildren.

Horace White ( Olympic Leader issue of Jan 5, 1916 )

Mayor White, a pioneer businessman and one of the most highly respected and best loved citizens of Port Angeles, died at his home Friday last of acute Brights disease, after a brief illness. His death came as a great shock to his family and fellow townsmen, as he was believed to be improving and hopes were entertained of his soon being able to resume his official work down town. Though of a quite, retiring nature, Mr. White made many friends and has always been honored for his uprightness and honesty. He served the city an county well, being one of the most efficient officials, always working and boosting for Port Angeles and Clallam County.

Mr. White was born in Greencastle, Indiana, Feb 2, 1855. He was educated in his home town, graduating from Asbury University in 1880. After a trip to Europe he located in Chicago, in the employ of the American Press Association, coming to Washington in the spring of 1890. From June 1890 until 1891 he was engaged with A A Smith in the publication of the old Times, after retiring from which he again entered mercantile pursuits.

From 1901 to 1907 he served the city as secretary of the Commercial Club; he was city treasurer during 1907-08, also county clerk 4 years; and was just closing his second term as mayor. Many important projects have come before the city during his term of mayorship, and he handled them all with credit to himself and the city. He was a good talker and made a number of very excellent addresses on different important public occasions.

He was married to Kate O Stewart Nov 6, 1901, besides who he leaves 2 children, a girl and a boy aged 11 and 9, and a brother, John D White, a druggist living in Seattle.

Mr. White was a member of the Knights of Pythias, under whose auspices the funeral services were held, at the resident at 10am Sunday. Rev. Stephen Smith made the prayer and a vocal solo was sung by Mrs. Al Jensen. The floral offerings were many and beautiful particularly so were the set pieces sent by the City Council, K P's and Yoeman, and the Book club of which Mrs. White is a member. Interment was in Ocean View Cemetery. Truly it can be said the city mourns the loss of a valuable citizen.

Rebekah B Jackson White ( d Jan 11, 1929 )

Mrs. Rebekah B White, 71, a resident of Port Angeles for 38 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C N Buchanan, 839 W 6th St at 10:15 Friday evening.

Mrs. White was born at Cambridge, OH, Aug 9, 1851. She was married to Francis M Jackson Oct 19, 1872 in Burlington, KS. Three children were born to this union--George W Jackson, Auburn, WA; Henry W Jackson, Port Angeles; and Mrs. C N Buchanan, Port Angeles. There are 9 grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson moved to this city in 1890 and Mr. Jackson died here in 1892. Mrs. Jackson married Charles E White, who passed away in 1921.

Mrs. White was an active member of the Women's Relief Corps during the pioneer days of that organization.

Funeral services are to be held at the chapel of the Christman Mortuary Monday, Jan 14, at 4pm. Rev. F C Stannard of the Baptist Church, will have charge of the services. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Stewart H White

Stewart H White, 65, of 9660 __th Ave S W died Thursday morning in a Seattle hospital following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 4pm at the Fauntleroy Community Church, Seattle, of which he was a member. Cremation was under the direction of the Bleitz Funeral Home.

Mr. White was born in Port Angeles and graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1921. He graduated from Washington State University in 1927 with a degree in electrical engineering. He was employed by the General Electric for many years and managed the Port Angeles Water and Light Dept. for several years.

He moved to Seattle in 1941 and had been employed with the Weyerhaeuser Company in Tacoma, retiring April 1 of this year.

Besides the church, he was a member of the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge, the Engineers Club and Beta Theta Pi.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine; a son, Don R White, Tacoma; a daughter, Mrs. R E Thomas, Bangkok, Thailand; a sister, Mrs. Harry DeVine, Port Angeles and 4 grand- [rest missing]

Carrie May Whitney

Mrs. Carrie May Whitney, 90, of 709 S Lincoln, Port Angeles, died Monday after a brief illness.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. Bloomquist officiating.  Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mrs. Whitney was born in New York Feb 15, 1878.  She attended schools there and moved to Portland, OR about 1900, and to Castle Rock, WA in 1905.  She married the late Charles Whitney in 1918 and has resided in Port Angeles since that time.  Mr. Whitney died in 1941.  She was a member of the Golden Agers.

Surviving are 2 sons, Leo Lynch, Port Angeles and Tony Lynch, CA; 4 daughters, Mrs. Lewis Romo and Mrs. Frank Page, both of Port Angeles; Mrs. Margaret Smith and Mrs. Agnes Myhre, both of OR; 27 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren.

Norrie S Whitney ( Oct 30, 1966 )

Norrie S Whitney, 60, was killed Sunday in an accident in Nenana, Alaska, (near Fairbanks) in a heavy equipment crane accident.

The funeral service will be held Thursday 1pm at McDonald Funeral Home. Rev. Elbert G Harlow will officiate with burial following in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mr. Whitney was born June 25, 1906 in Sequim, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Whitney. He has been a resident of Clallam County most of his life.

He was a heavy equipment operator by trade and a member of Naval Lodge of Elks No. 353 and Operating Engineer Union No. 302.

On June 23, 1934, he married Winifred Lewis in Port Orchard. She survives him at their home at 1014 W 10th St.

Other survivors include a son, Richard Whitney of Kent; a sister, Mrs. H B Wood of Seattle; and 2 brothers, Darle Whitney of Sequim and Wellman Whitney of Kingston, WA.

Linwood M Whittier ( clipping with date 26 Apr 1951 )

Christian Science funeral services were held in Seattle April 14 for Linwood M Whittier, whose death occurred in Seattle April 12 at the age of 78. Mr. Whittier was widely known on the Olympic Peninsula. He was active as a timber cruiser until a few years ago.

The pioneer family lived on Forks Prairie in the 1880's and 1890's. their ranch is the present townsite of Forks. Mr. Whittier was born at Dungeness. His mother was a sister of Allen Weir, one-time state Secretary of State.

Mr. Whittier is survived by 4 sisters, including Mrs. Dave Bengtson of Hadlock; Mrs. Ruth Nelson, Seattle; Mrs. Evelyn Payne, Kent, and Mrs. Irma Skinner, Molalla, OR; and 2 brothers, W Harrison Whittier, Salt Lake City, and Ray O Whittier, Forks.

Lewis G Wickersham ( clipping dated Dec 23, 1957 )

Lewis G Wickersham, 89, of Port Angeles, pioneer Clallam County homesteader and teacher, died Friday evening. Private funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Tuesday at 10am. Burial will be in the Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mr. Wickersham, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Q Wickersham, was born Jan 23, 1868 at Fall River, KS. He left Kansas when 18 years of age and resided in Salt Lake City, UT where he married Marian Twigg in 1893.

He graduated from the University of Utah and taught school a year in Utah and a year in Seattle.

The family came to Clallam County almost 65 years ago and he took up the only remaining homestead on the Little Hoko River. He taught school at Sekiu until his retirement. He then moved to Port Angeles and lived in the Fairmount district west of Port Angeles.

Surviving relatives include 2 sons, Hugh and Donald Wickersham, 2 daughters, Hazel Wickersham and Mrs. H E Springer, all of Port Angeles; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

L P "Parm" Wilber ( d May 25, 1982 )

L P "Parm" Wilber, 69, will be at 11am Saturday in Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Walter a Huth officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery under direction of Sequim Valley Chapel. Mr. Wilber died Tuesday in Port Angeles.

He was born Nov 9, 1912 in Sequim, the son of LeRoy George and Esther Mabel Wilber. Mr. Wilber spent his lifetime in Sequim and had worked as a logger and also was a Christmas tree farmer and real estate broker. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, a former member of the Sequim-Dungeness Kiwanis club and Sequim-Dungeness Board of Realtors. On May 22, 1938 he married Agnes O Christianson in Glenwood Lutheran Church in Crosy, ND.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes; 2 sons, LeRoy J Wilber of Sequim and James G Wilber of Flint, MI; 4 daughters, Barbara M Thompson of Port Angeles, Beverly J Edmund, Bonnie L Eisenbeisz and Brenda L Wilber, all of Seattle. Also surviving is a sister, Esther Johnson of Ellensburg; a brother Frank Wilber of Auburn and 9 grandchildren.

Olive McLaughlin Wilcox ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 6, 1930 )

Mrs. Ben G Wilcox, prominent resident of this section, died suddenly this morning of a heart attack. Her death was a shock to the community.

Mrs. Wilcox, who was Miss Olive McLaughlin before her marriage, had lived in Clallam County for more than 40 years.

Surviving her are her widower, Ben G Wilcox, 1 son, Dr. Edward Wilcox of Sequim and another son, Lt. B G Wilcox of Bremerton. There are a sister, Mrs. Inez McLaughlin of Port Angeles and 2 brothers, H N and C N McLaughlin of Port Angeles. There are scores of other relatives in the county.

The remains are at the Sequim undertaking parlors and funeral announcements will be made later.

Alfred S Wilder

Alfred S Wilder, 61, pioneer resident of the east end of Clallam County, died at Everett Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Friday at 1pm with Naval Lodge of Elks officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilder, born at Dungeness, Oct 13, 1894. His wife, Mary Viola Wilder, died in 1953.

Mr. Wilder was a farmer and logger in Clallam County all his life until a year ago when he went to Seattle to be with a son. He was visiting a brother in Everett when he died suddenly. He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks.

Surviving are his son, Paul Wilder, Seattle; and a daughter, Mrs. Denis Wilde, Crescent City, CA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Vautier and Mrs. Howard Breece, both of Sequim; 3 brothers, William Wilder, Sequim; Elmer Wilder, Port Angeles; and Lorraine Wilder, Everett.

Elmer Wilder ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of May 22, 1980 )

There will be private memorial services for Elmer Wilder, 90, of 521 Rhodes Road, with cremation to follow. Arrangements are by Ridgeview Chapel. Mr. Wilder died in Port Angeles Thursday.

He was born April 18, 1890 at Willard, KS to John Wilder and Emma Jane Cays. He attended school in Dungeness and Sequim. On June 27, 1922 he married Margaret Blais in Port Angeles.

Mr. Wilder's family moved to Port Williams in 1890. His father owned the first brick yard in Clallam County. Mr. Wilder worked on the first broiler that supplied electricity to Sequim.

He worked as a millwright in Port Angeles, Grays Harbor and Longview. He returned to live in Port Angeles in 1945 and farmed near Dry Creek. He retired in 1955 and was an ardent gardener until his death.

He was a member of Queen of Angels Church and Dry Creek Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Port Angeles; a son, David Wilder of Port Angeles; 5 daughters, Fern Cahill, Margaret Essman, Charlotte Wilson, Suzanna Randall, all of Port Angeles and Mary Ling of Alma, WA; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Marguerite Wilder ( d Nov 5, 1988 )

A funeral mass for Marguerite Wilder, 89, of Port Angeles will be at 10am Tuesday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church followed by a private family burial. A rosary will be said at 7:30 this evening at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Wilder died Saturday, Nov 5, 1988, at Olympic Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct 3, 1899 in St. Hilare, MN. She married Elmer Wilder June 27, 1923. He preceded her in death

Mrs. Wilder was a long-time member of the Dry Creek Grange, serving as secretary for many years. She was also a member of Queen of Angels Church and the Legion of Mary.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Fern Cahill and Susan Whittier, both of Port Angeles, Peggy Essman of Sequim, and Mary Kling of Elma; a son, David Wilder of Port Angeles; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marie Gudgen of Shelton and Susan Gibbons of California; one brother, Arthur Gaboury of Nevada. A daughter, Charlotte Wilson, preceded her in death.

William P Wilder ( clipping with date 5-29-73 )

Funeral services for William P Wilder, 88, will be Wednesday at 2pm in Sequim Valley Chapel with burial in the Dungeness Cemetery. Elks Naval Lodge 353 will officiate.

Mr. Wilder, who died in Sequim May 28, was born Sep 25, 1884 in Pontiac, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilder. He came to Dungeness with his parents in 1890. He went to school in Dungeness and later worked in one of the shingle mills. He was a logging engineer for a number of years and worked as a pile driver. He operated the Joyce General Store from 1935 to 1945.

In 1903, Mr. Wilder was married to Inez Long. Two children were born of the marriage. He and Gertrude Biehl were married Aug 19, 1934 in Tacoma. They have resided in Sequim for the past 28 years.

Mr. Wilder was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Port Angeles and Sequim Prairie Grange. He is survived by his wife at the family home; a son, Norman Wilder of Puyallup; a daughter, Mrs. Gwen Macomber of Hollywood, CA; a brother, Elmer Wilder of Port Angeles and a sister, Mrs. Howard Breece of Port Angeles.

Priscilla "Goldie" Payne Williams ( d Dec 26, 1993 )

Visitation for lifelong LaPush resident Priscilla "Goldie" Williams, 54, will be until 8pm today at the LaPush Shaker Church with a funeral at 1pm Friday at the LaPush Community Gym. Thomas Jackson and Leita Shale will officiate. Mrs. Williams died Sunday, Dec 26, 1993 in Seattle. Cause of death is pending.

She was born Dec 19, 1929 in LaPush to Walter and Dorothy Kawoosh Payne. She married James Williams Nov 2, 1957 in LaPush. She was a member of the Shaker Church.

Survivors include her husband James; son Mark; daughters Teresa, Dana, Roseann, Kristi and Jami; brother Victor Payne and sister Elsie Payne, all of LaPush, and 11 grandchildren.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge; Burial will be in the LaPush Cemetery.

T E "Dad" Williams

T E "Dad" Williams, 75, resident of Port Angeles for 37 years, former Klondike miner and pioneer of the west, died here this morning. Funeral services will be at the McDonald Funeral Home at 11am tomorrow, Wednesday, morning at 11. with Rev. James T Albertson officiating and burial in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Born in Cass Co. MO, Mr. Williams came west to Seattle at the age of 23 and was married to Hannah Hodgson there Oct 10, 1895. In 1897 Mr. Williams went on the famous gold rush to Alaska and went in over the Dyea trail and down the Yukon River to Dawson. He mined on some of the famous gold-bearing creeks and led a life of adventure for several years.

Mr. Williams came here in 1909 and worked as a logging and pulp wood operator until his retirement several years ago. Mr. Williams, who had a genial personality, was known to hundreds of people here as "Dad" Williams.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Hannah Williams, Port Angeles; sons Alpha N Williams, Port Angeles and Robert H Williams, Portland, OR; daughters Mrs. Bertha Ackerson, Hoquiam, Julia Olson, Port Angeles, and Mrs. Dollie Gallacci, Port Angeles; sister, Mrs. Julia Mayhew, Kent, WA, and brothers Frank of Seattle and Ed of Harrisonville, MO. There are 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Harriett Willson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 20, 1933 )

After a protracted illness, Mrs. Harriett Willson, 72, a Port Angeles resident for 35 years, passed away last Saturday at 2 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry Bainton, in Kent. Funeral services were held in Seattle Monday.

Mrs. Willson was the widow of the late Alpheus Willson, brother of the late R D Willson. Since suffering a broken hip in a fall about a year ago, she had been confined to bed and did not recover. She was taken to her daughter's home at Kent after spending 7 months in a local hospital and succumbed within a few months.

The late Mrs. Willson was born at Ligonier, PA, March 17, 1861, and was the widow of Alpheus D Willson who passed away 12 years ago. In 1898, Mr. and Mrs. Willson moved to this city from Braddock, PA and established their home here.

Mrs. Willson is survived by 2 daughter, Mrs. Hazel M Wescott, Seattle, and Mrs. Gertrude L Bainton, of Kent; a stepdaughter, Mrs. C B McCabe and a stepson, William A Willson, both of Seattle; 6 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Richard Wescott, Robert and Virginia Stiles, Richard Weber and Mrs. I T Leamon; also 4 sisters and 2 brothers in Pennsylvania.

Pearl Stakemiller Willson

Mrs. Pearl Willson, who was born in Port Angeles Dec 12, 1888 of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stakemiller, passed away here last Saturday at her home after an illness of 3 years. Her husband, John H Willson, to whom she was married in 1911, died in 1942.

Mrs. Willson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here, Esther Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Port Angeles Reading Club. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Read, and a son, Charles of this city; a son, John H Willson, Seattle, her mother, Mrs. Mary E Stakemiller of Port Angeles and a sister, Mrs. E A Abbott of Anacortes. There are 4 grandchildren.

Funeral services were read on Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the McDonald Funeral Home by her pastor, the Rev. MacKenzie Murray. Cremation followed.

Albert E Wilson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 17, 1934 )

FORKS, Sep 17. One of the West End's widely known pioneers, Albert E Wilson, 78, a resident of this region for more than 40 years, died Sunday morning.

Mr. Wilson was born in Salem, IN, and lived in Kansas and at Kent, Washington before taking up a homestead on the Dickey River in 1892. He has lived in the West End since that year, making his home with a son on the Bogachiel river during the past 24 years.

He is survived by 4 sons, Cliff, Earl and Howard of this section, and Guy of Bellingham has been visiting here.

Funeral services were to be held this afternoon in the Forks Community church, Rev. Ford officiating. West End pioneers were to be the pall bearers. Burial will be in the Forks cemetery under the direction of Robert J Taylor, local funeral director.

Clifford Leroy Wilson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 26, 1961 )

Clifford Leroy Wilson, 74, of the Lower Bogachiel, died at the Forks Hospital early Tuesday following a short illness. Services will be held at the Forks Congregational Church at 2pm Thursday with Rev. Gary Saunders officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Forks Cemetery under direction of the Harper Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson was born Sep 22, 1886 in Salina County, Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E Wilson. When 6 years old his parents moved to the Bogachiel district where his father homesteaded. He has lived on the same farm for the past 68 years. He married Mary Leyendecker in Forks on July 2, 1910.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert James of Forks and Mr. Edward Wickert of Burlington; a son, George Wilson of Mt. Vernon and a brother, Howard Wilson of Forks and 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Earl Clarence Wilson

Funeral services were held at 2pm Wednesday for Earl Wilson at the Congregational Church wit Rev. Evan David officiating. Mrs. Marion Mansfield rendered 2 numbers as she was accompanied on the organ by Mrs. U S Ford. Interment was in the Forks Community Cemetery and graveside services were under the direction of the Quillayute Valley Grange. The Forks Mortuary had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Earl Clarence Wilson, 60, a resident of Forks for the past 48 years, passed away Saturday afternoon June 10, following an illness of 3 weeks duration. Death came as a shock to his relatives and friends.

Mr. Wilson was born in Salinas County, KS on Sep 30, 1883 and came out west in 1894 where he attended school in the Dry Creek District until 1896. He then moved to the Dickey River where his father took up a homestead.

Mr. Wilson made his home on the Dickey River until 1907 when he purchased a ranch for himself on the Bogachiel. In 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Marsh of Quillayute Prairie. To this union was born 2 sons, Walter who passed away in 1939 and Clifford.

Mr. Wilson was an active member of the Quillayute Valley Grange.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Wilson at the home in Forks; one son, Clifford F Wilson of Valaitz, OR 2 brothers, Cliff and Howard, both of Forks; one grandson, Lawrence Wilson of Oregon besides a host of friends.

Howard Victor Wilson ( clipping with date July 23, 1964 )

Howard Wilson, 79, long-time resident of Forks, died at his home Tuesday, July 14. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church with interment in the Forks Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.

The son of Albert and Jare [thus] Wilson, Howard Victor Wilson was born in Bridgeport, KS march 4, 1885. In 1889 the family moved to the state of Washington, settling first in Bellingham, then Port Angeles, before coming to Forks in 1894.

It is interesting to note that Mr. Wilson and his older brother Earl, and younger brother Cliff, attended schools here with other known pioneers as Ollie Ford and his sister; Oscar Peterson and his brothers and sisters. Also the Jim Anderson and Whittier children.

Howard Wilson married Montana Milnor Tiering in 1923 in Victoria, BC.

A faller in the logging industry for a number of years and a commercial fisherman for 5 years, Mr. Wilson worked with the Clallam County road maintenance crew before his retirement 5 years ago. During WWII he worked at the airport as a fireman.

Besides his wife, survivors include 3 nieces, Irene James of Forks, June Werkert and Marjorie Lohman; 2 nephews, Clifford and George Wilson. Also a cousin, Ross Lamkin of Forks.

Jacqueline Josephine Wilson ( clipping with Fri 1-27-1961 )

Funeral services for Jacqueline Josephine Wilson who died in Port Angeles Wednesday following a short illness, will be held Saturday at 1pm. Captain Robert McNabb will officiate the services which will be held at Harper Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clark Bryant, Robert Cole, Aerlyn Bryant, William Huffman, Tom Huffman and Dan Lauridsen.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Port Angeles in 1927. She attended schools in Port Angeles. She enjoyed horseback riding and making shell craft jewelry.

Surviving Mrs. Wilson are her husband William E Wilson, 3 sons, Steve Marsh, San Mateo, CA, John Marsh and Joseph Wilson both of Port Angeles and a daughter, Laurel Wilson, also of Port Angeles.

Four sister, Mrs. Gifford Huffman, Mrs. Fred Holt, Mrs. John Lauridson and Mrs. Harold Bryan, an brother John Waldron all of Port Angeles and a granddaughter of San Mateo also survive.

John M Wilson ( d May 13, 1975 ) [ photo accompanies ]

John M Wilson, 79, former prosecuting attorney, and active in law practice, died Tuesday in Port Angeles. A memorial service will be at 1pm Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Storm officiating. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery with Ridgeview Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wilson, who resided at 329 W 14th St., was born July 29, 1895, in Williamsport, PA to Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson. He attended schools in PA and graduated from the University of Washington Law School. He began practicing in Port Angeles in 1921 and continued until the time of his death. He served as prosecuting attorney from 1922 to 1930.

He and Maud McVey were married in Seattle, June 12, 1924.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and a Navy veteran of W.W.I. He was a member of Port Angeles Lodge No. 69 F&AM, the Naval Lodge of Elks No. 353, and Port Angeles Rotary. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan and the First National Bank.

He is survived by his widow in Port Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Platt of Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin Wilson, of Olympia.

Robert "Bob" Wilson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 5, 1929 )

Robert N Wilson, 78, pioneer settler of the Lake Sutherland district, who located the site of what is now Maple Grove as a timber claim 40 years ago, passed away in Seattle this morning. Word of the passing of Mr. Wilson was received by Deputy Sheriff E E Hopkins from Mrs. Hopkins, daughter of the late Mr. Wilson who has been at her father's bedside.

Mr. Wilson was born in Ohio. He came to Clallam County more than 40 years ago and took up a homestead in what is known as Bear Valley near Lake Sutherland and also had a timber claim what is now known as Maple Grove on the lake.

Mrs. Wilson passed away about 15 years ago and at about that time Mr. Wilson bought a small place on the Des Moines highway about 10 miles from Seattle where he has resided since. He was ill for about a week.

All old time resident of Port Angeles knew "Bob" as he was called, and remember him as a pioneer of the very best type.

Surviving children are Mrs. E E Hopkins, Port Angeles; Mrs. Grace Martin, Terace, BC; John Wilson, Puyallup and Roy N Wilson, who for years has been a member of the Seattle police force.

Funeral services are to be held Monday from the Butterworth Funeral Chapel, Seattle and interment will be in a Seattle cemetery.

Ruth Gould Wing

Mrs. Ruth Wing, born in Port Angeles in 1894, died at St. Petersburg, FL Nov 1. Funeral services were held there Nov 4. Mrs. Wing had been in poor health for a number of years.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gould, Port Angeles pioneers. She attended grade school here and a Seattle high school. She was the widow of Ralph Wing, prominent Seattle restaurant owner. For the past 10 years she lived in coral Gables and St. Petersburg, FL. Her daughter, Mary Olsen lives at Coral Gables. The Gould children were Ruth, Alice, William and Robert.

The only surviving member of the family is Alice Tanner, who lives in Port Angeles. Living here also is an aunt, Miss Margaret Nailor. Robert Gould's daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Soule, lives in Vancouver, Washington.

The Gould home was on Caroline St where they lived several years and where several of the children were born. The late Mr. Gould was a veterinarian who came to Clallam County about 70 years ago.

[ added at end by hand "Terry Olsen age 11 years was omitted in Ruth's relatives" ]

Joseph Henry Winsby ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 8, 1930 )

Joseph Henry Winsby, 83 year old veteran of the Civil War, died suddenly at the home of his son, S H Winsby, 711 S Chambers St, this city, last Saturday night.

The late Mr. Winsby was a musician with Company I, 35th Indiana Infantry, and saw service during the great intersectional struggle. He was a member of De Kalb, IL Post of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Born in Boston, MA Mar 31, 1848, the deceased was married to Sarah Hunt in Morristown, IL, 53 years ago. There were 5 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Winsby, and 3 of them survive. Surviving relatives are the widow and 1 son, S H Winsby, of Port Angeles; 2 other sons, Jesse Winsby of Mobile, AL, and Ralph Winsby of Milwaukee, WI. There is 1 sister, Mrs. Emma Taylor, of Salt Lake City, UT; a niece, Mrs. Lizzie Sherdon, of Seattle, and 3 grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Winsby came to Port Angeles from De Kalb, IL in 1920 and have lived here ever since. The deceased was of a rugged constitution and jolly disposition and took a great interest in everything that concerned the city and nation. He was unusually active for a man his age, but when his last illness overtook him, he died very suddenly. His death brought the number of Civil War veterans in this community down to a very few.

Funeral services are to be held from the Christman Mortuary on Tuesday, Dec 9 at 2pm. There will be Christian Science service and burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. Members of the Women's Relief Corps are asked to attend the services in a body.

Steven Henry Winsby ( clipping with date Wed, 12-27-1967 )

Stephen Henry Winsby, 85, 1107 W 9th St. died Christmas Day. Funeral services will be at 11am Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor LaVerne Nelsen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Beuter, Robert Fish, Eugene Howard, Gene McLennan, William Murphy and Forest Reed. Honorary pallbearers will include Charles Beam, Lyle Beam, Edward Fountain, Donald Marshall, Ivan Priest and Otto Schlemmer.

Mr. Winsby was born Aug 18, 1882 in Clinton, IA, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winsby. For the past 44 years he has been a resident of Clallam County. He was an electrician for the City Light Dept. for 20 years and was a member of Eagles.

He was married to Tillie Sheatsley in Seattle, Mar 22, 1955. She survives him in Port Angeles.

John Sherman Winters ( clipping with date Sep 10, 1976 )

Funeral for John Sherman Winters, 90, who died Friday in Port Angeles, will be at 11am Wednesday at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Hacker officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.

Mr. Winters was born may 19, 1886, in a log cabin on the farm homesteaded by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Winters, in 1884. He attended schools in Morse Creek Valley, the Weaver School on the Winters farm, and the Old Central School in Port Angeles.

He farmed all his working life except for 1 years, 1906, when he worked for a button factory in Fort Madison, IA. Mr. Winters worked the family farm until ill health forced him to retire at 80. He was married Dec 5, 1910, to the former Lottie Golden Emery of Blue Mountain Road, who preceded him in death in 1973.

Mr. Winters was a charter member of the Clallam County Historical Society, serving as its president, and helping get its museum built. He was a member of the Golden Agers and was a member for many years of Fairview Grange. He was an original member and founder of the Angeles Cooperative Creamery and was on the Fairview School District board for 20 years.

During WWII Mr. Winters worked as a fire warden and in soil conservation and served on the Clallam County Reorganization School Board.

He is survived by 3 sons, Emery of Hoodsport and Sherman and Harold, both of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alvin Grall and Mrs. Warren Eacrett, both of Port Angeles; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mr. Winters' grandsons.

Lottie G Emery Winters ( d Oct 24, 1973 )

Funeral services for Lottie G Emery Winters, 81, Rt. 2, Box 1216, will be Saturday at 1:30pm at Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. Elbert G Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mrs. Winters died Wednesday in Port Angeles.

She was born Aug 12, 1892 in the Blue Mountain area, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Emery. She attended Blue Mountain and Old Central Schools and Dec 5, 1919 married John Winters.

Mrs. Winters was the last survivor of a pioneer family that moved west in 1888 and settled in the Blue Mountain area. She was the last of 8 children.

Her affiliations included Fairview Ladies' Club, Goldenagers, Clallam County Historical Society and Royal Neighbors.

Survivors are her husband in Port Angeles; 3 sons, Emery Winters, Hoodsport; and Sherman and Harold Winters, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alvin Grall, Port Angeles, and Mrs. Warren Eacrett, Dry Creek; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Irvin Eacrett, Douglas Eacrett, Alan Eacrett, Eugene Winters, Emery Winters, Jr. and Gordon Grall.

Oscar Henry Winters ( clipping with date Nov 20, 1952 )

Oscar Henry Winters, 73, 1014 E Caroline, Clallam County pioneer, died last night following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be at 10am Saturday at the McDonald Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. E L Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.

Mr. Winters was born April 21, 1879 at Fort Madison, IA. He moved to Port Angeles from that state with his parents when he was 5 years old. They were George and Lily Banks Winters. He attended schools at Mount Pleasant and in central Washington. He was a logger, farmer and lately a saw filer.

The Winters family that came here in 1884 was one of the most prominent in the county. They homesteaded east of Morse Creek when that was a wilderness area. His father farmed with oxen on the old homestead in the real early days drove his ox team to and from Port Angeles, a day's trip for the animals.

He married Fannie Banks [thus - see Marriage records ] in Port Angeles Oct 20, 1904. He operated a farm in Jefferson County for a few years and for the past 14 resided at 1014 E Caroline. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Surviving besides his wife are 3 sons and 3 daughters. They are Mrs. Laura Whipple, Mrs. Thelma Helgeson and Mrs. Eva Baldwin, all of Port Angeles; Roscoe Winters, Port Townsend and Tom and Larry Winters, Port Angeles. One daughter preceded him in death. One sister and 2 brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Sibil S Pike and John S Winters, Port Angeles and Robert G Winters, Brookings, OR. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. [added at bottom by hand "Mt. Pleasant" ]

Thomas E Winters ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of Dec 19, 1975 )

Funeral services for Thomas E Winters, 68, Dry Creek, will be at 11am Saturday in Ridgeview Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Dooley will officiate and cremation will follow. Mr. Winters died Wednesday.

He was a native of Clallam County, born 19 July, 1907, near Bagley Creek Road to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Winters. He attended Fairview, Joyce and Leland elementary schools and Quilcene High School. On Sep 9, 1963 he married Wilma Chapman in Lewiston, ID.

Mr. Winters drove the Quilcene school bus in the 1920's and later farmed near Lake Leland. He then worked as a logger for Bloedell-Donovan Logging Co. in the west end of the county prior to 1940 and was employed by I.T.T. Rayonier for more than 30 years, retiring in 1972.

With his brother Harry Winters, he had the original Olympic Ski Lift at Deer Park, operating it from 1946 to 1956. they then moved to Hurricane Ridge for another 10 years.

Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, John Tait of Burlington and Tom of Port Angeles; 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Rice of Odessa, Mrs. Duane (Christie) Whipple and Mrs. Archie (Thelma) Helgeson, both of Port Angeles, and Mrs. Don (Eve) Fowler of Idaho; and 17 grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Bower, Robert Boyer, Don Brown, Everett Gent, Roy Gustafson, Ernest Hanowell, Milton Monpas and David Phillips.

Alice Ware Withrow ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 17 Feb 1925 )

Mrs. Alice Ware Withrow, wife of J A Withrow, passed away at her home in Seattle yesterday according to information received by William J Ware, of this city, her brother.

Mrs. Withrow, as Alice Ware, came to this city in 1887, with her parents, pioneers of this city and grew to womanhood here and married J A Withrow here.  Mr. and Mrs. Withrow lived here and at Clallam Bay after their marriage and some years ago moved to Seattle where they have since made their home.

The late Mrs. Withrow is survived by her husband and 2 children, a boy and a girl and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.  The brothers are William J Ware of this city and A J Ware of Seattle and the sisters are Mrs. A N Taylor, of Jamestown, this county and Mrs. O C Meyer of Berkeley, California.

Pioneer residents of this city will remember Mrs. Withrow and her legion of friends, as well as the friends of the family, will regret her passing.

Annie Wolf ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 4, 1932 )

Mrs. Annie Wolf, an Indian woman known to be more that 100 years old, died here Wednesday at 4pm after 2 week's illness. The aged woman was born at Ozette in the Indian village that was abandoned by her tribesmen many years ago. Her exact birth date is not known. Her home up until recently was at Quillayute.

The aged woman is survived by a number of grandchildren who are as follows: Mrs. Herbert Daniels, Port Angeles; Mrs. Pearl Hall, Jamestown; Louis Kallappa, Winslow, Washington; William Penn, Fred Penn, Chris Penn and Steve Penn, of LaPush and Mrs. Leila Sailto of LaPush. She has many great-grandchildren.

Funeral announcement will be made later by the Christman Mortuary of this city.

Herbert D Wolf ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jul 22, 1970 )

Herbert D Wolf, 77, of 103 E 6th, died Monday. Funeral services will be held at Ridgeview Chapel Thursday at 1pm. Burial will follow at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. The Rev. James Ledbetter will officiate.

Mr. Wolf was born in 1892 in Hamlin County, SD and attended school in the Old Central School in Port Angeles and Port Angeles High School. He was married in 1942 to Alva Snyder, who survives, in Port Angeles.

Mr. Wolf came to Port Angeles in 1903. He served in W.W.I and worked in this area as a timber cruiser and surveyor. He went to Ross Dam, Skagit County, working for Seattle City Light, in 1940 and worked at the dam until 1955.

The couple lived in Mt. Vernon until coming to Port Angeles in 1968. He was a member of the Seattle City Light employees union.

Also surviving is his sister, Mrs. Ruth Sherk of Port Angeles.

Helen Mercedes Zeman Wolfe ( d Mar 17, 1997 )

Graveside services for Helen Mercedes Wolfe, 92, of Port Angeles will be at 11:30 Monday in Sequim Valley Chapel. The Rev. Michael Carr will officiate. Mrs. Wolfe died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Port Angeles.

She was born march 25, 1904, in Sequim to James and Amelia Fernandez Zeman. Largely a lifetime resident of Clallam County, she was an elevator operator at the Young Women's Christian Association in Seattle for 13 years.

Survivors include sisters Irene Danforth and Pearl Severn, both of Sequim. Son James Armstrong preceded her in death. Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.

James Wolley ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Mar 20, 1926 )

James Wolley, 68 years of age, and a pioneer in the steam laundry industry in this section, died at 5:15pm Friday at his home at 111 E [thus] 3rd St. after several years of suffering that wasted him away. His funeral will be held from the Catholic church Monday at 9am, Father Demetrius conducting the service. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery. The casket will not be opened at the funeral, but will remain opened from 10am Sunday through the day for those who wish to review the remains.

"Jim" Wolley, as he was known to hundreds of Port Angeles people, was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, moving to the United States at an early age. He embarked first in the livery stable business and later changed to the laundry business. He was married at Saginaw, MI on Dec 19, 1904 and Mrs. Matilda Wolley survives him, living at 111 E [thus] 3rd St. He leaves to mourn his loss a daughter, Mrs. Claude Leonard of Port Angeles and 3 step-children, Mrs. Leila Walker, Port Angeles; Mrs. E S Bishop, Seattle and Anson Hagel of Brainerd, MN.

He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, including Roma Walker, a grandchild who was his constant companion in recent years and who refuses to be comforted in her sorrow.

"Jim" Wolley came to Port Angeles in 1908 and was employed in the laundry located now where the Wilmer Cafe stands. He purchased the laundry and moved his family here, operated the laundry for some time and 11 years ago went in with Dann Brothers in construction of the laundry now operated as the Co-Operative Laundry. After 2 years operation of this, Mr. Wolley sold out and spent 2 years in Seattle and Ellensburg. Returning here he bought the Olympic Laundry and operated it until 18 months ago when he sold to Charles White, and retired.

"Jim" Wolley and his family suffered the loss of the entire plant by fire and by dint of hard work built up the business with new machinery and increased service. Despite his failing health, Mr. Wolley went to work daily at the laundry to build it up.

Mr. Wolley belonged to the Foresters and to Naval Lodge of Elks.

The remains are at the Lyden & Freeman Funeral Parlors.

Ansley David Wolverton ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 29, 1943 )

Ansley David Wolverton, 81, resident of Port Angeles for 43 years and pioneer transportation system operator, died suddenly of a heart attack last evening at 5. The remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home and funeral announcement will be made later.

Born at Fredricton, New Brunswick July 18, 1962, Mr. Wolverton learned the painting and decorating trade. In the late 80's and early 90's he was in the railroad service and in May, 1900, Mr. Wolverton came to Port Angeles with his family and established himself as a building contractor. Mrs. Wolverton died here in 1921.

More than 20 years ago, Mr. Wolverton established the first passenger bus line in Clallam County, operating to the Charles Nelson sawmill. After operating the life for several years it was sold and became part of the present transportation system in the county.

Surviving are 2 sons, Ray and Clay Wolverton of this city, the latter being chief of the fire department. There are 3 daughters, Mrs. Verna Wells, Anacortes; Mrs. Cora Holbrook, Long Beach, California; and Mrs. Ethel Pearson, Port Angeles; and 7 grandchildren.

Since retiring from active work, Mr. Wolverton resided in a house on wheels that was a familiar sight on the city streets.

Clay A Wolverton

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Funeral services will be at 2pm Tuesday at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel for Clay A Wolverton, 81, retired chief of the Port Angeles Fire Department, who died here early Saturday. Pastor Omer Vigoren and members of F&AM No 69 will officiate, with veterans officiating at graveside in Ocean View Cemetery.

He was born in Ellensburg, Feb 20, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ansley Wolverton, and moved to Port Angeles with his parents when he was 4 years old.

After attending schools in Port Angeles, he worked in a garage and operated a car for hire until enlisting in the US Army for service in France as a corporal in the Quartermaster Corps, driving a truck during W.W.I. After the war, he operated the Wolverton Auto Bus in Port Angeles until his duties with the fire department became full-time.

He was married April 9, 1932, in Aberdeen, to the former Alta Harness, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Harold Hartness of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Victor Larson of Bellingham and Mrs. Don Jacobsen of Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Verna Wells of Anacortes and Mrs. Ethel Pearson of Everett; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Ridgeview Funeral Home Monday until 8pm.

Charles A Wood ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 31, 1932 )

Port Angeles lost another pioneer citizen Sunday morning at 5:50 when Charles A Wood, 83, died at his home after a residence in the city o 44 years.

Up until 4 months ago, when taken ill, the late Mr. Wood had lead a busy life in this city from the days of 1888 when he came here first when Port Angeles consisted of but a few houses grouped around the mouth of Ennis Creek and along what is now Front Street. The family home was established on the bluff overlooking Ennis Creek long before the main part of the city was open for settlement. Taking a great interest in everything pertaining to the life of the city and county, Mr. Wood was in the thick of every fight for civic betterment and saw the city grow from a village to what is it now.

Born at Long Branch, NJ, Feb 5, 1849, the late Mr. Wood was married to Emily Hartle at Union City, CT July 24, 1876. They later moved to Davenport, IA and came from that city to Port Angeles in 1888. Mr. Wood was a shear maker by trade and worked at that occupation before coming here.

Surviving are the widow, 3 sons, 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. The sons are Herbert and Charles of Port Angeles and Winfield, of Nome, AK. The daughters are Miss Irene Wood and Mrs. Mary Tozier of Port Angeles.

Private funeral services are to be held at 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday, at the Christman Mortuary. Judge William B Ritchie will deliver the eulogy and cremation will follow.

Herbert Hartles Wood

Herbert Hartles Wood, 71, of 509 N Jones St, pioneer Clallam County official, died Thursday evening after a short illness. Services will be announced later by the Harper Funeral Home.

Mr. Wood was born in Elyria, OH Aug 26, 1884. He came to Port Angeles in 1888 with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood, The family was prominent in early day activities of this city.

He attended Old Central School and graduated from high school there. Soon after graduation he started a career in the Clallam County court house that included 2 terms as deputy County Treasurer, 2 terms as assessor and a term a auditor.

He operated a poultry business here for the past 40 years before and after retiring from county employment.

He married Alice Coleman here Feb 17, 1915.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Wood, Port Angeles; 2 sons, Herbert H Wood, Jr. University of Maine and James W Wood, Eugene, OR; 2 sisters, Irene Wood and Mrs. Mary Tozier, both of Port Angeles; 2 brothers, Charles Wood, Port Angeles and Winfield Wood, Alderwood Manor, Washington; and 4 grandchildren.

NOTE: Follow-up article gives funeral at Harper Funeral Home on Monday at 1pm with Rev. Oscar M Adam officiating. Cremation to follow. Name given as Herbert Hartle Wood.

Samuel T Alexander Woodcock ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jul 20, 1925 )

Samuel T Woodcock, for 36 years a resident of Clallam County, died at the family home near Dungeness, 14 miles east of this city at 11pm Saturday. Mr. Woodcock was 69 years of age, had been failing for some years and the past 3 months had been suffering intensely.

In the passing of Mr. Woodcock, the community has lost a pioneer who gave the best years of his life in developing a splendid farm from an area that was once covered with huge timer. The Woodcock farm as it is today stands as a monument to the work Mr. Woodcock put on it in clearing if of huge stumps.

Samuel Alexander Woodcock was born at Tower Hill, New Brunswick on Dec 7, 1855. He moved to California and in 1889 me moved to Clallam County, settling in the Dungeness region.

He was joined in marriage to Emma Thompson Young at Eureka, California, June 26, 1892. Mrs. Woodcock died 10 years ago and rests in the cemetery at Dungeness where Mr. Woodcock will be laid to rest Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Woodcock is survived by 2 sons, S Warren Woodcock and Wilmot Woodcock and 3 daughters, Mrs. Harry E Peterson, Mrs. A L Huerby and Miss Lou A Woodcock; all residing at Dungeness; 2 brothers, George D Woodcock and Hubert H Woodcock of Eureka, and 3 sisters, Mrs. M M Baldwin of Eureka and Mrs. David Armstrong and Mrs. J M Millidge of Moore's Hills and St. John, New Brunswick.

Mr. Woodcock was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 42 years.

The funeral will be held Tuesday from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Sequim, Rev. F V Venables of Port Angeles conducting the services. Masonic rites will be held at the graveside and interment will be in Dungeness Cemetery. The service will be at 1:30pm at the church.

Robert S Acheson of Seattle, a nephew of the deceased, will arrive here in time for the funeral.

William Wooding ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 20, 1925 )

William Wooding, of Agnew, a resident of Clallam County since 1869 when he landed here from a British warship, died at his farm home 10 miles east of here at noon today after a short attack of pneumonia. Mr. Wooding was 75 years of age and had never had a doctor for an ailment in his life until the illness that caused his death.

William Wooding was born in Bedfordshire, England, on Aug 3, 1850 and at the age of 16 joined the British Navy. With a number of other sailors, he decided to stay on this coast and landed in Seattle in 1869, and has often recalled seeing 3 men hanged to a tree where Pioneer Square now stands.

He came to the Olympic Peninsula in 1869 and went to Port Crescent to drive an ox team getting out logs from the Sound's first big mill at Port Discovery. He drove ox team many years and finally went to the East End of the county and purchased a homestead right in 1884 and remained on his farm ever since. He was joined in marriage in Nov 1888 to Miss Edith Potter of Dungeness. Donald McInnes, now a member of the state tax commission, and then Justice of the Peace, performed the wedding ceremony.

Five children blessed the marriage, 4 of whom are now living. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Edith Wooding of Agnew; sons James B Wooding and William Wooding, Jr., of Port Angeles, daughters Lucille Wooding of Agnew and Mrs. C B Valentine of Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Valentine were at the Wooding homes when Mr. Wooding breathed his last.

Funeral services will be held in Sequim on Sunday and remains laid to rest in the Dungeness Cemetery. "one of the solid men of the county, honest, reliable and a good citizen" is the way David W Morse, Clallam County pioneer characterized William Wooding today when appraised of his death.

"I knew Billie Wooding for 55 years, or from the time that he came to Clallam County and anything you might say in praise of him would not be too much," Mr. Morse said.

A real pioneer, having all the virtues and sturdy qualities of the pioneers, Mr. Wooding made a place for himself in this county. He made a home for himself out on the big timber and by his hard, patient work made the county better for his coming.

For a number of years after arriving here, William Wooding was employed by E G Morse at the old Morse homestead at the mouth of Morse Creek. He proved a good, honest workman and the friendship made then with the Morse family has continued ever since.

William Delacy Wooding

Funeral services were held at 2pm today for William Wooding, 48, of Fairview, who succumbed in a local hospital Saturday morning to injuries sustained in a logging accident when he was struck by a falling limb Friday. The Rev. DC E Fulmer officiated and burial was in the family plot at the Dungeness Cemetery. Services were at the Christman Mortuary.

William Delacy Wooding was born in Clallam County on Aug 6, 1894. He had spent most of his life in this locality and was very well known here. For the past 20 years he had worked in logging camps throughout the county.

Mr. Wooding was married to Minnie Ditlefsen on June 22, 1922. He leaves, besides the widow, 4 children, William Jr., Lucille, Joan and George and 3 daughters to a former marriage, Mrs. Kathylyn Cary of Dungeness; Mrs. Ruth Epperson, Ashford, WA; and Mrs. Opal Mitchell, Bothell, WA.

He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Edith Jackson of Carlsborg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Valentine and Mrs. Lucille Warren of Port Angeles; a brother, James of Seattle and 7 grandchildren.

Joel George Woods ( clipping with Fri, Dec 29, 1967 )

Joel George Woods, 83, 529 E 6th St., died in Port Angeles Friday after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 1pm Tuesday at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Merrill Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.

Mr. Woods was born April 22, 1884, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Woods, in Silver Creek, NE. He attended school in Nebraska, and later opened a flour mill with his brothers in Elkport, IA.

After operation of the mill, he homesteaded land in Alberta. He moved to Washington in 1918 and to Port Angeles in 1919. He worked for a barber for some time, then opened his own shop in 1925, operating it until his retirement in 1955.

He married Martha Schwelkert in Elkport in 1903. The couple celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary July 4.

Survivors include his wife, Martha, 3 daughters, Mrs. Naomi Colburn, Mrs. Esther Paz and Mrs. May Lucas, all of Seattle; 2 sons, George T Woods, Seattle, and Joel F Woods, Port Angeles; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ednamay Williams Wournell ( d Feb 7, 1937 )

Mrs. Ednamay (Williams) Wournell, 30, died at her home 718 E Front St Sunday evening after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary Wednesday at 1pm with Rev. L L Farmann officiating. Cremation will follow.

The deceased was born at Bremerton, WA Dec 2, 1906 and came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H O Wournell 20 years ago.

Surviving are the parents and 2 daughters, Doris and Roberta and several aunts, uncles, cousins living here.

Earl Wright ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 3, 1929 )

Earl Wright, 40, who had lived near Sequim ever since coming to that locality 36 years ago with his parents, the late William Wright and wife, dropped dead at his farm home Friday. The widely known Sequim man passed away suddenly while walking to his residence from a barn where he had been working.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1pm from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors. Rev. W J Howell, of Port Angeles First Presbyterian Church, will have charge of the services. Interment will be in the Wright family plot in Sequim Cemetery.

The late Mr. Wright was born in Nebraska, Sep 28, 1888, and was brought to the new frontier on the Olympic Peninsula by his parents when he was but 4 years of age. He attended Sequim schools and made scores of friends on the peninsula during his continued residence in the East End until the time of his death.

Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Ida Wright; a 4-month old daughter, Mayvis Anne; 2 brothers, William, of Sequim and LeRoy, who lives at Unalaska; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Smith and Mrs. Hattie Miller, Seattle; Mrs. Lily Thompson, Port Townsend; and Mrs. Jessie Goldsmith, of Yelm.

Ivy Nason Wyatt ( d 10-6-82 )

Memorial services for Ivy Nason Wyatt, 70, of Port Angeles will be at 7pm Friday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Buckley. Cremation was under the direction of Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Wyatt died Wednesday in Port Angeles.

She was born July 4, 1912, in Blyn, to James and Mary Nason. After attending school in Sequim, she lived much of her life in Enumclaw and Poulsbo before returning to Port Angeles this year.

She is survived by a son, Gary, of Poulsbo; 6 brothers, Ace Nason of Blyn, Kenneth and Ray Nason, both of Port Angeles, Guy Nason of Hadlock, Clyde and John Nason, both of Seattle; 4 sisters, Gladys Looker and Edith Baldwin, both of Port Angeles, Rosemary Jones and Betty O'Connell, both of Spokane; and 5 grandchildren.

Charles Wynn ( clipping with date 8-16-1935 )

Funeral services for the late Charles Wynn, 76, pioneer resident of Clallam Bay who died Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2pm in the chapel of the Lyden Funeral Home. Naval Lodge No. 353, BPOE will be in charge. Cremation is to follow.