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I am researching our KILNER Family Tree. From letters, I know that John Washington KILNER (B: 1892) and his wife Dorothy Margaret KILNER, both born in England, immigrated to the Wenatchee area in 1920. Dorothy petitioned for US citizenship in 1937, in Chelan County. John and Dorothy had at least one son, John Patrick KILNER who is buried in Chelan County. He died in 1968. John Washington KILNER died in 1975.
I am an Australian but live in a remote province of China. I would be extremely grateful to any one who could give me any information regarding this branch of our family tree.
Jenny Eltham  jennyeltham@jinfeng.sinogold.com.au  29 May 2005

Am seeking info on the family of Wm H TABER of Chelan Co., Washington.

I believe he might be the son of a long-lost relative, George W TABER. According to family stories, George went west and was never heard from again. I believe I found him in South Dakota census records and data indicates he married 3 times. He had a son William from his first marriage.

A William of the right age/birthplace with a mother Dalla/Della has been located in later census records in Idaho and Chelan Co, Washington.

Name: William H TABER

Father: George Washington TABER (26 Apr 1859 - 2 Jan 1940)

Mother: Della BEEBE (4 Apr 1865 - )

Individual Facts

Birth 12 Sep 1886 Atkinson, Holt Co., NE

Census 1900 (age 14) Kendrick, Latah Co., ID

Census 1910 (age 24) Cashmere Point, Chelan Co., WA

Census 1930 (age 44) Brender, Chelan Co., WA



Marriage abt 1918 (age 32)

Children Howard Wayne TABER (9 Dec 1919 - Jun 1982)

Warren Dwight TABER (4 Sep 1921 - 5 Sep 2000)

Francis M TABER (abt 1924 - )

Notes (Individual)

Census (1900): A William TABER, b 1885 in NE, is living with a James FLEMING and wife Dalla/Lalla. The wife has the same birth month/year as Della Beebe and both were born in Ohio. Did Della Beebe divorce George and remarry?

Census (1910): He is listed as a step-son with father born in NY and mother in Ohio. Stepfather's name is not readable.
Debbie Stelmach  djstelmach@worldnet.att.net  26 May 2005

I am looking for information on Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WREN. They were living in Wenatchee at the time their daughter Dorothy Mae WREN was born. Dorothy was born at the Deaconess Hospital on 15 Aug. 1946. I understand that the Deaconess Hospital is now closed. Where would the patient records for that hospital be located now?
Betty Bisom  crazyhouse80@comcast.net  22 May 2005


Ray BROWN was my grandfather and all my relatives on that side of the family are deceased. I'd like to find out his birth date or any other info (parents, etc.)

I was told he was in law enforcement when my mom, Inez Elaine BROWN, was a child in either Cashmere, Chelan or Wenatchee. She was born 3 Oct 1932. I think she was the youngest of the 3 children. There was a son lost young (I think around age 7 to a fever or drowning?) and I'm not sure if he was older or younger than my mother. The oldest was my aunt, Rae Jeannine BROWN, 4 years older than my mother. All 3 are deceased.

I have marriage info on my grandparents as follows:

Groom: Ray C. BROWN
Bride: Jane H. BISPING
(I know her middle name was Henrietta.)
Auditor File Number: 111828
Date of Marriage: 3 August 1920
Date Recorded: 3 August 1920
Record Type: Marriage Application
Marriage License Number: 3064
License Issue Date: 5 August 1920
County: Chelan

I have my grandfather's military info as follows:

Last Name: BROWN
First Name: Ray
Middle Name: C.
Army Serial Number: 1,768,672
Birthdate/Age: 21 yrs
Ethnicity: White
(although my mother said that his mother was Pawnee.)
Birthplace: Merrimac, Oklahoma
Residence City: Cashmere
Enlisted/Inducted At or Training Camp: NA Ft Lawton Wash Nov 21/17
Grade/Rank: Pvt
Discharge Date: 15 Apr 19?

I know my grandfather had at least one sibling, a brother named Carl (also deceased).

I believe my grandfather and mother are buried near one another somewhere in Cashmere. (I was estranged from my family for many years.)

Any info will be appreciated.

Chelle Rogers  castalia@rockisland.com  14 May 2005

I am looking for any info on Matilda Hupp Conner Larkin. I have finally proved that my grt grt grandmother was married to a Larkin. A very nice lady in Wenatchee sent this to me:


Cashmere, Jan 7 - Funeral services for Mrs Matilda Larkin were held Monday from the ??? funeral home at Cashmere with the Rev. Wayne Robison officiating.

Mrs. Larkin was born in Clinton, Iowa, June 20, 1860 and died at her home Jan 3, 1941 after a long illness. She had been a resident of Cashmere for the last 18 years.

Surviving are her Husband Fay Larkin, one son Guy Conners of Seattle; three daughters Mrs. Etta Hudson of Seattle, Mrs. Roy Brown and Mrs. Fay Wise of Bellingham; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

During the service Mrs Wayne Robison sang two solos. Pallbearers were Guy Parsons, Deek Parsons, Ray Adams, Jack ???, Dick Remley and Les Jarvis. Interment was in the Cashmere Cem.

Jan 9, 1941 Wenatchee World
Does anyone have info on this family? Thank you
Lorraine Betts Gilmer  TaxiMOMof4@aol.com  18 Apr 2005

My mother and grandparents lived on Beebe Ranch for a number of years. Her grandmother is buried in Masonic Cemetery; her name is Adah Adeline JOHNSON. I am looking for members of the Johnson family that might have lived in the Chelan area. I believe there were one or two aunts and uncles that lived there. One was Della Pearl JOHNSON; she was married to John Alfred RAUSCH. She is buried in Wenatchee Cemetery. Also there was a cousin by the name of John Rufus MOUNTAIN that was buried in Chelan. Wondering if anyone out there can help find information on the Johnson family.
Nola Hall  samnola@earthlink.net  24 Feb 2005
5769 Dora Lane
Clarkston, Michigan 48348

Looking for information concerning Basil Elmore ABBOTT or SHERWOOD. B. in Michigan, 1903. Father Elisha ABBOTT, mother Bertha SHERWOOD. Basil was found in census as moving to Chelen Co., Cashmere, Wa. Son of my ggdfather. Believe m. Mabel AUVIL at some time. Would like m. date, children born if any.
Joanne Abbott Ahrweiler  Ahrwlr@aol.com  24 Jan 2005

Seeking information on Amelia HENDERSON CLEARY, married to Joshua CLEARY, married in Klickitat County, WA. They ran a boarding house/saloon/hotel in Chelan, Chelan Co, WA circa 1900-1930. Margaret SAUNDERS/SANDERS HENDERSON, Amelia's mother lived with them according to the 1920 census for Chelan, Chelan Co, WA. Birthdate of Amelia is: September 1860, born in Oregon (probably Linn Co., Oregon) Brother of Amelia: Arthur HENDERSON lived with her according to the 1930 census for Chelan Co. Any information regarding any of the above would be gratefully accepted.
Linnea Henderson Denis  lmrdenis@gorge.net  28 Dec 2004

Looking for any information on Jesse O. WALLACE, born 1901, lived in Wenatchee area, I believe in the 1930's.
Darlene Murphy  wallace_maa@yahoo.com  14 Dec 2004

I am researching my daddy's side of the family. Many seemed to settle in Chelan Co. Specifically, I am looking for information on:

Died 18 Sep 1915
Wenatchee, Chelan Co., Washington

Died abt. 1912
Chelan Co., Washington

Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide. If it matters, Myrtie Lee was full-blooded Cherokee.
Gail Billingsley  gailed@peoplepc.com  28 Oct 2004

I am the granddaughter of Frank Armstrong ROBSON who was born at Lake Chelan on 5 Sep 1915. He had two older siblings, William J. and Elizabeth A. (married a PICKETT). His parents were Thomas A. ROBSON (b. 1868 Ireland) and Margaret (BRODIE) ROBSON (b. 1875 Ireland). I have been able to find Thomas A. ROBSON's family information dating back to his parents in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland. What I am looking for is any information about Margaret BRODIE. She was supposedly born in 1875 in Ireland and married Thomas in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1908 and then moving on to Manson, WA. If anyone has information about Maggie BRODIE ROBSON, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Daria Land Hewson  Land_Hewson@foxinternet.net  12 Sep 2004
3953 SE Grant Court
Portland OR 97214
(503) 231-7703

I am looking for birth/death/marriage records for my grandfather's grandfather, Walter (L?) MAGUIRE.  I have a death date of 20 Mar 1949 in Chelan County.  He is the father of John Cecil MAGUIRE who married Grace Marie BONWELL.   The name and any information on Walter's wife and/or parents would be greatly appreciated as well.  I'm a first-timer at this geneology thing so I'm a bit overwhelmed.  Thank you for your help!
Courtney MAGUIRE  AnkaraFerus@netscape.net  22 Jun 2004
4600 Elmont Dr., Apt 1511
Austin TX 78741

Grandparents, Max & Zola (NORTHRUP) SPROMBERG farmed near Spromberg Canyon, Leavenworth. Wa., early 1900's. Eight of their nine children were born in Leavenworth. I am related to the youngest daughter and wish to contact other cousins who may be related to Max & Zola. I understand my great grandfather, Edward NORTHRUP, (father of Zola) may have been connected in some way to the early Leavenworth school system during the late 1800's or early 1900's. Thank you.
Ione Bradburn  Ccbrad20321@cs.com  6 Jun 2004

I am looking for information on a great-grandfather, Dawson MYERS, who is listed as living in Cashmere, Chelan, WA, USA on the 1930 US Federal Census. The Census indicates that he worked as a barber, a profession that he continued later in life. The Census does, however, indicate that he was born in 1890, whereas the SSDI and WA Death index indicate that he was born in 1885. The Census-listed birth state and, again, his profession, however match our information, which indicates that in most respects the Census lists him accurately. We know that he lived in Yakima for some time and then in Ritzville, but would like to learn more. If anyone has further information on Dawson or his parents, siblings, etc., please contact me!
Winni Hansen  winnizinha@juno.com  4 Jun 2004
My immediate family will be at the following address through the latter part of August 2004:

Winni Hansen and Family
580 N 100 E #5
PROVO UT 84606

I am the great-granddaughter of Mary Jane HALL RAY, born 1859 in Missouri and died 1931, Squilchuck Canyon, Wenatchee, WA. Her husband was John William RAY. I'm interested in Mary Jane Hall's parents.
Lois Repoz  repoz@oakharbor.net  1 Jun 2004

I am looking for any information about Al & Jennette MELTON. I have no idea if either one are still alive or if Al is his full name. I do know that they owned a drycleaning business in downtown Leavenworth, which they later made into a gift shop. They raised three children in Leavenworth: Kelly, Nancy and Sharron, all of whom should be in their fifties. Any information would be appreciated.
Erin Melton  erinmelton79@hotmail.com  12 May 2004

I am looking for information on my husband's great-grandmother: Elizabeth (NEWBERRY) RAINEY. She lived in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., Washington in 1956. She and Douglas RAINEY had a son Joseph Edward RAINEY in Muskogee, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in 1911. They also had a son named Charles. They may have lived in Liberal, Seward Co., KS after that. Any information on Elizabeth or Douglas RAINEY would be appreciated.
Nikki Rainey  nrnoodle@hotmail.com  10 May 2004

SAWYER, Gwyneth Gwynn

I have found a Diploma of Graduation in an antique store locally. It is in mint condition. It is for this person and she graduated 26 May 1931 from Wenatchee High School. I am hoping this high school is in this county. I just could not leave it there. I would like to get it back to her or anyone in her family who would like to have the diploma. If anyone is interested, please contact me. Please place the words "Diploma" in the subject field. I will only hold this for a short period of months and then I will try to find a home for it in a historical society, etc.
Terrie Cooper-Piper  Cooppip@aol.com  12 Jan 2004
Bakersfield CA

A branch of my BOLYARD family went to Chelan County in the late 1880s and early 1900s. They seem to have disappeared! I would appreciate any clues to the following:

1. Dora M. BOLYARD, b. abt 1880 in WV, m. in 1902 to David P. MURPHY, b. abt 1876. They were married in WV, and David returned to Chelan County WA with his bride. She had not returned to WV when her father died there in 1911. Did Dora and David have any children? Did they die in Chelan County?
2. Lilly D. BOLYARD, b. in 1877 in WV, d. in 1962 in Chelan, WA. She m. Thomas Martin BUTLER JR as his third wife, sometime after 1895 and probably after 1940 when his second wife died. Can anyone narrow down this time span for me?
3. Holsberry C. BOLYARD, b. 1849 in WV, d. 24 Dec 1932, buried in Chelan Co. Who were his children?
Brenda Ericsson  bericsson25@comcast.net  29 Dec 2003

I am looking for information on a Francis J. NEE. He died in Wenatchee on 27 April 1972. People that could be related are Gladys NEE, died 1973, and Thomas H. NEE, died 1978. I would like to know where and when Francis J. was born.
Kristi Nee  kristi_nee@hotmail.com  6 Nov 2003

Seeking information re Daniel A. BEAL, 1860-1914, wife Mont, 1858-1946, and son Glenn, 1886-1958. At the time of his death Daniel was President of the Washington Farmers Grain Milling Co. and Vice-President of the First National Bank of Wenatchee. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. Son Glenn was an optometrist in Wenatchee.
Jane Sanderman Mason  masonj4@hotmail.com  4 Oct 2003

I am inquiring about Catherine GILLILAND (died April 1968) in Chelan, Wa. I am hoping to contact her daughter, Joyce, but I do not know the married name (if any). I located Catherine GILLILAND's death date from the SSDI. We were neighbors in Holden, Wa.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
Loretta (Randall) Sharp  lorettasharp@hotmail.com  23 Aug 2003
5066 North River Crossing Lane, Tucson AZ 85704

Granville OGAN and wife Emma FORNEY came to Chelan Co., WA, about 1926, after living about 16 yrs. in Grant Co., WA. His children married the other surnames listed above. I am searching for descendants of Granville's children, most marrying in Chelan Co, WA, and several remaining there.

Joel Ross OGAN moved from Grant Co, WA, to live in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA. His mother Marion Ruth BARRETT OGAN, wife of Joel Ross OGAN, senior, died in Wenatchee in 1906.
Emily Aulicino  aulicino@hevanet.com  29 Jul 2003

I am researching Thomas Jefferson MARTIN, who lived in or near Chelan between about 1888 - 1900. He married Maggie CULBERTSON 27 Feb 1895 at Waterville, Douglas County. They had two children, Willie C. MARTIN, b. 12 Apr 1896, and Yola (Eola?) MARTIN, b. 12 Dec 1897. Maggie died in 1900 and by Aug 1900 Tom MARTIN was living with T. H. CULBERTSON at Twisp.

I would appreciate any info on the MARTINs and CULBERTSONs of Chelan and Twisp.
Brent Bradberry  bbradber@moscow.com  12 Jul 2003
1256 Wallen Road, Moscow ID 83843
(208) 882-2830

My great-great-grandfather, Daniel SPARKS, with his wife Susan Rebecca Horton SPARKS moved to Wenatchee, Chelan Co., about 1907. They moved there because of some "healing waters" at Soap Lake. I know they are buried in the Highland Cemetery in Coulee City. Just wondering if there is any other information out there about them. He died on 8 Dec 1946 and she on 2 May 1930.
Marie Vernarsky  lost@amigo.net  14 Jun 2003

I live in Everson, WA, twenty miles north of Bellingham, near the Canadian Border. I am trying to track down the history of my great-uncle Joseph Warren TESHERA.

It has been family lore that at one time he was the Sheriff of Leavenworth. He could possibly have been, instead, a deputy-Sheriff, deputy or Chief of Police (if that was a position at that time). This would have been sometime between 1890's and 1940.

Is there anyone who might have some information on him?

I appreciate any help that you can offer.
Annie Teshera Glass  jaglass4@earthlink.net  25 May 2003
8707 Van Buren Rd.
Everson WA 98247

I am looking for Glenn W. REED, from Cashmere, Washington.
Rebecca Hollis  goodrumcake@yahoo.com  12 Mar 2003

I am researching the surname FOSTER in Chelan County. I have a copy of the 1920 census with my great-grandfather's family on it as farm laborers. The person of interest is Harry D. FOSTER. b. 1885 in Oregon. His wife's name was Elizabeth H. FOSTER. b. 1891 in Scotland; her maiden name is unknown, but she was naturalized in 1907. Their children were Carl O. FOSTER b. 1910, probably in Chelan County, and a daughter Helen E. FOSTER, b. 1919, also in Chelan County. We want to know what happened to Harry D. FOSTER, if he died there, and where he may be buried. His wife had remarried Axel RUDE, and then they moved to Seattle. Carl O. FOSTER married Joanna L. HPFF, stepdaughter of Emil F. HOFF and daughter of Laura M. HOFF of Waterville, Wa. All information and help is greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Hoppe  Hoppeel4@wmconnect.com  9 Mar 2003
433 S. Constitution Ave., Bremerton WA 98312

I'm looking for information on Joel BROWN, his wife (name unknown), and son William Orville BROWN. Joel was b. 1898, Missouri, and d. Aug 1971, his last residence being Chelan according to the Social Security Death Records. William Orville was b. 1934, and died in a logging accident about 1955. I would also like information on Joel BROWN's sisters Avaline and Pearl BROWN. They were known to have been in Chelan in 1954. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Rosemary Brown Harris  dharris2215@comcast.net  5 Mar 2003

Am looking for a Peter NELSON, wife Genie (WISE), around 1900 in the town
of Leavenworth, Wash. He lived in Door County, Wisconsin, before this.
Also had a nephew Edward NELSON, who died in logging accident in 1923,
in Leavenworth; I can't seeem to find anything on them. I looked in the
cemetery records of Chelan County, but found nothing. Thank you for any
help at all..
Carolyn M. Nelson  Luvcaro@aol.com  7 Feb 2003

Hi. I would like to find out more information about Jay W. McKEE,
who died in Wenatchee, Chelan County, on 20 Jan 1979. I think that he
may be the son of Jay Frazier and Gertrude V. McKEE, who were living
in Monclova Twp., Lucas County, Ohio, in 1920 and 1930. Their son Jay W.
also had a brother Wilbur E. If so, I can provide interested researchers
with additional information about this branch of the McKEE family. Thanks.
Ian Zaenger  iczang@msn.com  11 Jan 2003

STURM (See also STURM query below.)
I am looking to confirm if a Dellas STURM and Gladys EVANS STURM lived in
Leavenworth, Chelan, Wa., in or about 1946. Any help would be appreciated.
Ruth Harrah  Theharrahs@aol.com  13 Nov 2002
35616 15th Ave. S.W.
Federal Way WA 98023

I am looking for info on Ivory Ellis WEBB. I have been told that he owned
an apple orchord in Wenatchee. He was last known to be alive between 1934-1957.
Is anyone connected to this line?
Dawson Ballard  coder21675@yahoo.com  25 Oct 2002

I am looking for the burial place of Thomas William SNODGRASS.
LDS FamilySearch U.S. Social Security Death Index has the following:
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1892
Death Date: 15 Oct 1969
Social Security Number: 539-07-6192
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued - Washington.
Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 98801
Localities: Appleyard, Chelan, Washington
Grant Road Addition, Chelan, Washington
Kenroy, Chelan, Washington
Mission Square, Chelan, Washington
Pearcot, Chelan, Washington
Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington
Wenatchee Heights, Chelan, Washington
West Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington
I would like to find out more about Thomas. Did he marry?
Did he have a family? Thank you.
Karen Snodgrass  karenskorner@shaw.ca  23 Sep 2002

Looking for descendants of Dellas M. STURM and Gladys EVANS STURM, reportedly
in Leavenworth, Wa., in 1946. Gladys was born in Sutherland, Nebraska, in 1900
to George and Amy EVANS, and her children included Leland and Amy, possibly
others. She was my great aunt, and I would like to share information with
any descendants.
Nancy Prince  Nkprince@aol.com  15 Sep 2002

I am researching my mother's family. According to my mother, her
great-grandparents, Thomas Benton McGLOTHLEN / Sara Elizabeth GREEN
maintained a hotel in Cashmere, Washington. Dates would be late 1890's
to early 1900's. I don't know of the name of the establishment.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Lori Gibbs  lgibbs6@juno.com  29 Apr 2002

My grandparents were Thomas Louis(Louie) and Clara Maples SEGLE.
They lived in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, from 1920-1983.
Louie worked at Wells and Wade Hardware for 50 years. I would be interested
in corresponding with other members of the SEGLE family and related families.
Joanne RICHTER  corbetrichter@w-link.net  7 Apr 2002

Looking for info on a lost relative and/or family of John E. WEISLER.
His father was Lt. Col. John WEISLER of San Antonio, Texas, and mother was Bonnie,
both of whom are deceased. John WEISLER also has a brother who lives in California.
John died 2 Apr 1999.

In Wenatchee, Wa., I'm working on family tree. His father changed his name from
WIESLER to WEISLER some time after he joined the army in 1924.
My father was William F. WIESLER of St. Louis, Mo. His grandparents
were George and Giezela of St. Louis. This is where most of the WIESLERs
are from. There are also some in California.
Christine (WIESLER) JAMES  WIESLERCJ@aol.com  27 Mar 2002

I am looking for any info the family of Irene JONES. She died in Leavenworth in 1973.
James L. Lambert  jlamb00@sterlingcomputer.net  16 Nov 2001

I am researching the FORNEY name, mainly an O. J. FORNEY, who was born 20 Jan 1906
and died 13 Jul 1995. I was wondering if anyone had any information on this person,
as to who his or her parents were and where they were born. Thank you.
Lori Brandenburg  lbrandenburg@cableone.net  24 Oct 2001

I am looking for information on the following families:

My father, Vern(e) Lester GREEN, and his brother, Richard Paul GREEN, were adopted in 1937 by Chelan County Sheriff Thomas H. CANNON and his wife Susan Elizabeth (DOWNING) CANNON.
Their last names were changed to CANNON and Richard's name was changed to David Paul. Their mother was Elizabeth (STEINBACH) GREEN, and she died in 1936. Their father was Lester Reeves GREEN; he gave the boys up for adoption but lived in Wenatchee until he died in 1972.

Lester GREEN's mother, Josephine (BLACKBURN) GREEN, was living in Wenatchee with her teen son, Benjamin, in 1926. I don't know if her husband, Felix GREEN, was alive at this time. Vilas (Phil) GREEN was another son; he lived in Winthrop, but died in Wenatchee in 1972. Benjamin GREEN was living in Wenatchee when he died in 1967.

Elizabeth (STEINBACH) GREEN's parents were Christian STEINBACH and Magdalena (HUETHER) STEINBACH. One of her sisters, Catherine/Katherine STEINBACH, moved to Wenatchee in 1934 with her husband, William McCOY.

Thomas H. CANNON and his wife, Susan Elizabeth (DOWNING) CANNON were married in Bridgeport in 1911, but spent most of their lives in Wenatchee (they moved to GA in the 1960s.) Thomas H. CANNON had a brother in Wenatchee, Rupert CANNON, married to Lillian.

Susan Elizabeth (DOWNING) CANNON's parents were Henry Martin DOWNING and Margaret Aker (TIBBITS) DOWNING. They were buried in Sunnyslope Cemetery 1929 and 1913. One sister (maybe Mary (DOWNING) BARSTOW d. 1923) died with 2 young girls and they were raised by Susan Elizabeth (DOWNING) CANNON and Thomas H. CANNON.

Thank you.
Beverly CANNON  Mailbevcannon@aol.com  16 Oct 2001

I'm looking for the marriage date of a Chelan County resident for the 1915-1925 period.
Bride: Annie Ismus STAFFORD
born in Chelan County, Washington 1904

Groom: Clifford Samuel HALL
born in Minnesota abt 1902

I suspect 1921 would be a probable year of marriage. They were married a couple yrs before their 1st child was born.

Thank you for any help you can give.
Peggy Nealon  nealon@internetcds.com  16 Aug 2001

I am looking for any records on my grandmother's parents. I am doing this as a personal geneological project. My grandmother's name was:
Bertha Evelyn TURNER
Birth date: 10 May 1896
Place of birth: Cashmere, Chelan Co., WA
Mother's full name: Carrie BRINGGOLD
Father's full name: Louis Henry TURNER
I am having a very difficult time finding ANY information on my grandmother's parents.
Jean N. Baker  chjbaker@earthlink.net  14 Jun 2001
704 Tumbleweed Drive, Plano TX 75023
(972) 509-8094

Hi! I'm researching the name BIXLER in Chelan County, WA - John J. & Mariah J. BIXLER resided in Cashmere, Chelan Cty, WA in 1920 - I am looking for any information on them or their descendants.
Chris Boydston  twodrus@iname.com  13 Jun 2001

Seeking any connections to Maude COOK-GOODMAN, b. 24 Sep 1886, d. Jan 1978, maybe born in IN and last known address in Wenatchee WA, and Cora COOK-OVERBAY, 6 May 1877/Bicknell IN, d. 11 Sep 1974/Wenatchee WA.
Brenda Cook-Ochodnicky  sbo1@ismi.net  26 May 2001

I am looking for my father's grandfather, Harvey SHOEMAKER. He supposedly died at Wenachee [?]; Dad is 84 this year and doesn't remember exactly when. I looked in the index of burials on the Chelan page and didn't see any SHOEMAKERs. Is there any place else that might have the information? Harvey probably died in the 40's [I'm guessing] because dad moved to Alaska in 1947. Any advice would be appreciated.
Ida [nee Shoemaker] Menge  idamarie@rocketmail.com  18 Apr 2001

I have HUDSON's that came to Wenatchee approx. 1904 or 1905. They were William Allen HUDSON and Sophronia (Fronia) Ethzelda Isabelle Gibbens. We believe their 5th child Edna HUDSON was born in Wenatchee. Wiiliam HUDSON, Fronia HUDSON, Patrick HUDSON, Clarence HUDSON (My grt grandfather). All died in Wenatchee.

My grt grandmother also came to Wenatchee with her family (James Buchanan CONNER and Matilda HUPP). Her name was Etta May CONNER. (She had been married before she came to Wenatchee.) Her marriage cert to my grt grandfather has her last named listred as CUMBO.
I am looking for any family related to these two names.
Also if anyone has old newspapers I am looking for this article:

(In a message dated 3/22/01 7:58:16 AM Pacific Standard Time, holley@wenworld.com writes:

The Wenatchee World did a write-up about him ( George " Bill " HUDSON ) and the flag of flowers he made for the bicentennial in 1976.

Lorraine Gilmer  TaxiMOMof4@aol.com  8 Apr 2001

I am searching for information on my great-granduncle, Leonard W. KIRBEY, and his family. They were in Wentachee, Chelan County, WA in 1920 Federal Census. Listed with Leonard are his wife, Jennie (MEADS) and sons Harley, 30 years old, and Sherman, 28 years old. All except Leonard were born in Michigan, probably Bay City, Bay County. Leonard, age 58, was born in New York state. Leonard & Jennie were married in 1884 in Bay City, Bay County, MI. They may have had more children than the two who were living with them in 1920. I would like to know when they arrived in WA, how long they stayed, where they went when they left, wives of the two sons. Also parent's names of both Leonard and Jennie, what Leonard did to earn a living (he was a cigar manufacturer with his brother, Charles R. KIRBEY, Sr., in Michigan). Thank you to anyone who can give me some help.
Paula Wittstruck  KalikoRose@aol.com  6 Mar 2001
1305 W. Glass, Spokane WA 99205

I am looking for any information on my great-grandparents -- Frederick BLASKOWSKY and his wife Christina MIELKE. They lived in the Leavenworth - Wenatchee area, moved to Washington from Stutsman, North Dakota. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cliff Blaskowsky  cablaskowsky@hotmail.com  4 Mar 2001
528 Williams Avenue South, Renton, WA 98055

I am new at this so hope I get it right. William BATEMAN died in 1934 at the state hospital in Steilacoom, Wa. He was living in Ridgefield (Clark Co.) at the time and is buried there. He was a transplant from Michigan / Montana. I have located most info I can on him. In 1934 he was living there with his wife Frances (BUTLER) BATEMAN and her father James BUTLER; also, his daughter Rosemary BATEMAN, born in 1925, and daughter Martha May, born in 1927. It appears that William and Frances were married in 1924. Everything appears that Frances BUTLER was from Wenatchee or the surrounding area. That may be where they were married and even where the girls were born. After his death in 1934, the family disappeared from Clark County and may well have gone back to Chelan County. If (and I assume) they married, the BATEMAN name changed and I cannot find them or their offspring (who I have reason to believe are looking for us). We have the family history back to 1712 and it is growing all of the time. The BATEMAN girls and their offspring are a lost part of the group. If you can assist us or direct us to someone who can, we would appreciate it.
William "Buck" Bateman  buckaroo@cwnet.com  14 Feb 2001

I am looking for information on Thomas A. McGREW born 28 Jul 1881 in Ohio and was in residence in Cashmere, Chelan County, Washington, in 1936. He died in Cashmere in March 1967. Need information on his family and parents.
Sylvia D. Murray  geniebug@aol.com  30 Dec 2000

I am seeking information on my great-great grandfather John GILBERT who lived in Peshastin from 1906 to 1911. He was born 25 Feb 1834 in Yates Co. or Yates, Orleans Co., NY, and died 23 May 1911 in Peshastin, and is buried in the Peshastin Cemetery. He lived in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, and Montana before moving to Washington. His first wife was Mary SHAY and their children were Byr Franklin GILBERT, Marion Francis GILBERT, Elizabeth GILBERT, and Bertha Myrtlena GILBERT. He later married Ellen Reed FLOWER. Their children were Artie Mary GILBERT, Albert Curtis GILBERT, John Quincy GILBERT, and Maud GILBERT. Everyone excluding Byr Franklin lived in Peshastin in the early to mid-1900s. I would especially be glad to hear from anyone who could tell me something about John GILBERT'S parents. Are there any GILBERTS living in Chelan County who are connected to this line?
Katie Montanez  k&rmontanez@northcascades.net  17 Dec 2000
P. O. Box 162, Malott WA 98829

I am trying to find out more information on my great grandfather, Edwin Stanton PHILLIPS. He was born 28 Sep 1869 in Grand Mound, Clinton Co., Iowa, and died 13 Oct 1939 in Peshastin. He is buried in the Peshastin Cemetery. He moved from South Dakota to the Peshastin-Dryden area in 1908. Edwin had a brother named Daniel Hardy PHILLIPS who lived in the Peshastin area. Daniel died 29 Jan 1947 in Cashmere. Edwin had one child by Bertha Myrtlena (GILBERT) PHILLIPS, Edna Mae (PHILLIPS) ANDRIST. I would especially be glad to hear from anyone who could tell me something about Edwin PHILLIPS' parents. Are there any PHILLIPS living in Chelan County who are connected to this line?
Katie Montanez  k&rmontanez@northcascades.net  17 Dec 2000
PO Box 162, Malott WA 98829

I am trying to locate my aunt and uncle William "Clyde" WALLACE and Bessie Mae WALLACE. They are both buried at the Wenatchee cemetery or so I am told. I do not have a date for Clyde. But Bessie died 27 Sep 1988 so she would have been buried a few days later. I am hoping that they are buried side by side.
I would also like to locate obits for them if anyone can help me.
Cathy Larkins  CLar780335@aol.com  14 Nov 2000

I am looking for any information about my great uncle, James Franklin DANIEL(S) and his family. They moved to Chelan Co. around 1905 from Knox Co., Tennessee. The family consisted of his wife, Sara Idell, sons Edmund, Lewis, Jesse, and Alonzo, and one daughter, Nancy E., who married a SNYDER. The family name was originally spelled DANIEL but some of the family added the "s" to spell the name DANIELS. I believe they lived in or near Wenatachee.
Any help will be appreciated.
Judy Player  jplayer@xmission.com  27 Aug 2000
763 W.11560 So., Draper UT 84020

I am looking for descendants of Alfred Reasor MATLOCK [1897-1955], who died in Wenatchee 24 Jun 1955. He was married to Nora May [Unknown].
Don Rivara  donrivara@aol.com  18 Aug 2000

I am looking for descendants of Horatio GIBSON, who was born about 1872 and reportedly lived in the Wenatchee area.
Don Rivara  donrivara@aol.com  15 Aug 2000

Peter Joseph KROPP, born Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, 1858, died 26 Feb 1945, at the age of 87, in Wenatchee, Chelan Co. He married Alma ROUNSVILLE, 1893, Sheboygan, WI. Interested in anyone researching this family or someone who may be able to get his obituary, which would list children et al.
Scott Kraus  HerzogDR@mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us  9 Aug 2000

My BARCLAY family arrived in Chelan Co., WA, from Polk Co., MO, after 1901. My grandparents were James Otis BARCLAY and Julia Frances BARCLAY (maiden name was WALKER). My grandfather was a prominent carpenter in Wenatchee and built a number of houses there from about 1901 to 1926. He died from a broken neck after falling off the roof of a house he was building. He died in Nov 1926. Julia died of heart problems in Nov 1936. They first lived on "E" St. in Wenatchee and later moved into a house that he built on Chelan Ave. They had 9 children, 7 born in POLK Co., MO; their names were: Gurney Agnes, Sidney, Otis Ray, Bulia Catherine, Maggie May, Ida Ruth, and Olympia Walker. These children grew up in Wenatchee. They had two more children born in the "E" St. house, John Alexander "Jack" and Vivian Mattie. Jack was born in 1906 and Vivian (my mother) was born 27 Mar 1909. Jack and my mother attended Whitman School. My mother graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1926. Jack BARCLAY was a prominent carpenter in Wenatchee from 1930s until his death in 1968. He helped build several schools in the Wenatchee area. From 1920-30 my mother worked in apple packing sheds along with her sister Bulia who worked in them until the late 1950s.
I am looking for any information on this family, especially obituaries of James Otis BARCLAY and Julia Frances BARCLAY. They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery located in Wenatchee along with their children Otis Ray and Bulia Catherine Lowe and her husband William LOWE.
Any info on this family would be appreciated!
Susan Hayden  susan07@ix.netcom.com  12 Apr 2000
465 Sandstone Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589

Looking for information regarding Nettie Hughes MORRIS. Nettie MORRIS died in Wenatchee at the home of her daughter Mrs. William MEIKLE on 1 Apr 1939. Nettie was well known throughout Chelan County as a teacher, having taught in Monitor and Cashmere. Her children were Mrs. MEIKLE and Claud S. MORRIS. Nettie was the sister of my grandfather. Thank you very much.
Joann Hughes Hopkins  jnjhopkins@worldnet.att.net  23 Jan 2000

I am researching my PHIPPS and STEVENS surnames. My grandmother Mary Ellen PHIPPS was born in Wenatchee, WA, 11 Jun 1907. She married James Oliver WHITEHALL. Her parents were James Louis PHIPPS and Ellen Augusta STEVENS. Her maternal grandparents were A.A. STEVENS and Helen CHASE. According to the History of Central Washington, published 1929, A. A. STEVENS was a native of New Hampshire. When he was about eleven he with his parents moved to Minnesota and settled in Blue Earth County. In 1868 he married Helen CHASE and of this union seven children were born, one being Ellen Augusta. The others were Fred, of Boise, Idaho; Dr. Eugene M., of Doty, Washington; Mattie, Mrs. J. D. ROSS, of Wenatchee; Maud, Mrs. Henry CLARK, of Rosebud, Alberta; Josphephine, late Mrs. M. MOHLER, of Wenatchee; and Edward M. of Wenatchee. The family came to Washington in August, 1889, and located in Latah (not far from Spokane). It is unknown to me exactly when the family moved to Wenatchee. In 1918, A. A. STEVENS was elected Chelan County Clerk and reelected in 1920. It's only a guess but I believe that the first "A" in A. A. STEVENS' name may stand for Augusta. I have no information on James Louis PHIPPS as of yet. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Melody Byrd  MKWTB@aol.com  25 Sep 1999

I am searching for the daughters of Hibbard CLEVELAND b. 1887; he lived in Iowa until he moved out here to Washington. He died in Chelan Co. in 1974. His daughters' names are Helen and Betty Jean. The family just wonders whatever became of this branch of the family. If you can help I would be appreciative. Thanks!
Verna McMullin  cvlmcmullin@worldnet.att.net  9 Sep 1999

Ella J. (McGRIFF) CASSITY died in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., Washington, in 1932. She was buried in a Sangamon County, Illinois, cemetery. Her daughter, Minnie H. CASSITY. died 18 Dec 1932, also in Wenatchee, WA, and she too is buried in the same Sangamon County, Illinois, cemetery. I am looking for an obituary or information on other relatives of Ella and Minnie who were probably in the same area. Ella J. McGRIFF was a d/o Israel and Eliza (KUHN) McGRIFF. I have much information on the McGRIFF and KUHN families that I will gladly share.
D. JoAnn (Kuhn) Johnson  djoannj@up.net  28 Aug 1999
Box 72, Loretto, MI 49852

Columbia May PASLAY born 26 Jul 1878 married Allen Paul CHISHOLM 17 Jun 1892. Her parents were George Washington PASLAY and Mary YANDELL. Allen CHISHOLM's parents were Daniel Gerow CHISHOLM and Ida GROFF. They lived in Stemilt and Wenatchee. Several CHISHOLMs are buried in the Stemilt Cemetery and several PASLAYs are buried in various cemeteries in Douglas, Okanogan and Chelan Cos. Daniel also had cousins in the Stemilt area: Thomas, who married Edith McMULLEN(McMULLIN), S.A. (Sandy), Gilbert, Richard, Mary. Would like information on any of the above or their descendents -- have a large data base to share.
Sandi Pope  chisholm@wizzards.net  17 Aug 1999

I am looking for any information on J.P. COVERT, M.D. He was in Wenatchee in 1951. He was born in Chelan Co., in 1912. He was sometimes called Jack. I am looking for the name of his wife and children.
Dawn Covert  DMCAWC@aol.com  5 Aug 1999

I am searching for any information whatsoever on the GERRY family. I just received info that a member of my extended family died in Cashmere during August-October of 1908. The name is Mrs John GERRY, nee Sarah ORTLIP. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
K. Don Thompson  Retmil@aol.com  22 Jul 1999

I am collecting info on men involved in the stone cutting business in Montana. A man named Neil Torrey cut stone in Montana between 1907 and 1921, but I don't know what happened to him after that. I found a Neil Torrey listed in the Soc Sec Death Index for Chelan County with a death date of Jan, 1967. If anyone knows whether this is the same man, then I'd be interested to know. If there is any family history with reference to his stonecutting business, I'd also be interested to find out about that.
Paul McLeod  paulmcleod@yahoo.com  18 Jun 1999

HONNER, Howard N.
-b. before 1864 in Waseca county, MN to John and Antoinette.
-m. Pauline
-grew to manhood in Redwood Falls & N. Redwood, MN, and on farm in Honner Township (which was named for his father).
-have letter written by him in 1927 when he was living in Wenatchee, WA.
-may have gone there is relation to the shipping of granite to the NW from family, Honner-Hoskin, granite quarry.
Any information appreciated.
Janean McKay  pjmckay@rconnect.com  1 Jun 1999

Mary Talitha HILL, Cora Irene HILL and Ira Richard HILL were 3 of 12 ch. of Richard J. HILL Jr. and Nancy Jane WEBB. They and/or their children went from Fayette Co., IL to Wenatchee area, WA. Trying to locate any descendants of: Albert Willard CRAIG (1859-1920 Malaga, WA) & Mary Talitha HILL (1860-1939 Wenatchee, WA). William Lewis BALDWIN (1870-1953) & Cora Irene HILL (1870-1952) - several ch. known to have gone to Wenatchee and poss. also to Moses Lake area, WA. Ira Richard HILL (1883 - 1952 Wenatchee, WA) & Amy Thursey May CEARLOCK.
Sheldon Jones  srjones@pcisys.net  27 Sep 1998

Am searching for relatives of Will and Lydia McDANIEL. Know of son Riley and he had one daughter. If you know of any McDaniels around there please let me know. Will was my uncle on my mothers side. His name could have been William.
Marthesia [Knabe] Myers  lookout@iamerica.net  29 July 1998

GUSTAV ADOLF HARTVIG STRANDVAHL I am searching for relatives or any information about Gustav A. H. Strandvahl, born 25.June 1885 in Norway. I know he died 13. July 1950 in Wenatchee USA. He was married and lived in Wenatchee. Do you have information about him or relatives of him? PLEASE mail me at jstrandv@online.no or snail-mail me at Jarle Strandvahl, N-7970 KOLVEREID, NORWAY.
Jarle Strandvahl N-7970 KOLVEREID, NORWAY  jstrandv@online.no  7 July 1998

Looking for relatives who lived and died in Chelan County, specifically, Wenatchee, WA. George Washington BEIDLER, b. 12 Nov 1885, d. 15 Aug 1947; Alma ROLAND, b. Chelan, WA, d. 1919; Dorrell Roland BEIDLER, b. 21 Sep 1918, d. 24 Dec 1956; Marnie HOLDEN, b. 18 Aug 1900, d. about 1962. Any info you can lead me to would be deeply appreciated.
Charr Beidler  DonCharr@webtv.net  7 June 1998

Looking for background on John Henry HOLDEN b 1828 NY; d 1904 Chelan, WA. Father of Joseph Leonard HOLDEN b 1858 NY; James Henry "Harry" HOLDEN b 1860 MN; Nellie "May" HOLDEN (married name WASSON).
Larry Rader  llrader@charter.net  11 Mar 1998

Interested in descendants of Enoch MORRIS, born in Bowie County, Texas, on 3 Feb 1842 m. Catherine J. Collum, 10 Nov 1859 in Texas. He came to Washington in 1887 according to HISTORY OF NORTH WASHINGTON and at the time the book was published in 1904 he lived about three miles south from Wenatchee. Enoch MORRIS's youngest daughter, Addie Catherine MORRIS, 4 May 1884 - 24 Oct 1986, was the grandmother of my husband, Delbert T. Agee. Thanks.
Nancy W. Agee  NMWAG@aol.com  2 Jun 1997

Looking for information about the disappearance or death of Charles A. FRENCH in June 1911. He lived near Chiwaukum. He had written consistently to his family back in Michigan (I have the original letters), but he never contacted them again. His father came out April 1912 to settle his debts.
Jim Shirey  jshirey@cablespeed.com  25 Apr 1997

Would like to get information on the families of Leslie Pool DUNNING and wife Hannah DUNCAN. Also his brother George DUNNING who moved to Chelan as a widower with several sons, Perry DUNNING, Walter DUNNING and Ralph DUNNING. Eunice DUNNING, the sister of Leslie and George, lived in Chelan also. She was Mrs. Cyrus GAULT. Thanks for your help.
Joyce Britt Dunning  bandj@flash.net  9 Apr 1997

I am looking for Richard HESSE, b. Oct 1867. He homesteaded in South Dakota, but he, his wife, and daughter headed west, and when they sold the SD homestead in 1912, they did so from Snohomish Com Snohomish County. Richard's wife, Dina Janisch HESSE, died in May 1915 in Wenatchee and he reported on the death certificate that they had been in Wenatchee since Aug 1914. His wife was buried in Snohomish County. They had a daughter, Mathilda HESSE, b. Jul 18, 1899, Waubay, SD. Two word-of-mouth clues about Mathilda are that she was well-educated and possibly lived part of her life in Europe. What happened to Richard and Mathilda?
Dale M. Knebel  dkneb@aol.com  14 Feb 1997