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The following obituary was submitted by Sarah Elizabeth Tebbs' Great Grand-daughter, Sarah Ann Tebbs:

The Agriculturist, Goldendale, Washington, February 1907

The Late Mrs. D.F. Tebbs

Sarah E. (Elizabeth) McEwen was born in Holden, Utah Feb.20 1866, residing with her parents there until the fall for 1884. She then moved with her parents to Goldendale, where she has since resided.

On Oct. 21, 1886 she was united in marriage to Mr. D.F. Tebbs (Daniel Fouche' Tebbs) of Goldendale. To this union was born 7 children (the 6th child Ambrose died in 1903 at age 3), to whom she was devotedly attached: but after a long patient and lingering sickness from that dreaded disease, consumption, she passed peacefully away at her home in Goldendale, Feb. 14th, 1907, just lacking a few days of 41 years of age.

She leaves a aged mother, husband, and six children bereft of a mother;s and wife's care and presence. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Circle No. 246 who attended in a body, and after the funeral services conducted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church, at the home, tenderly laid her to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery, just north of town, to await the resurrection trumpet. Peace to her ashes.

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Her children were:

Sarah Tebbs Lawler
Mary (May) Tebbs Calvin
Vesta Tebbs
Daniel James Tebbs
Abram (Abe) Tebbs
Ambrose Tebbs (died at age 3)
Cedric Tebbs
Sarah Elizabeth McEwen Tebbs

The following information was submitted by Daniel F. Thomson's Great-Granddaughter Sarah A. Tebbs

Daniel Ferguson Thomson

The Klickitat County News, Goldendale, WA., January 23, 1936, page 12


Klickitat Valley Resident Suffers Heart Attack at Medical Lake
Dan Thompson, 60, passed away Saturday at Medical Lake following an illness which had extended over several months. A severe heart attack took the Klickitat Valley pioneer suddenly.


Daniel Ferguson Thomson was born in Iowa, November 11, 1875. He had been a resident of Klickitat valley for 40 years. He passed away Saturday, January 18, 1936, following a heart attack. He was converted and joined the Church of Christ in early manhood.

He died at the age of 60 years, two months and eight days. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Lela Thomson; four children, Mrs. Herbert Keebaugh of Canby, Oregon; Mrs. Cedric Tebbs of Goldendale; John C. and Colleen Thomson, both of Goldendale, and four grandchildren. One brother also survives, John Thomson of Pleasant Valley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Chapman chapel, Rev. S.C. Eshelman officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

The following information was submitted by Sarah Tebbs regarding her Great Uncle Johnnie

Johnnie Thomson

Johnnie Thomson was born in Goldendale Washington on June 22 1916 to Daniel F. Thomson and Lela Stump DeClerk. He served with distinction in the Army in World War 2. He was awarded a Bronze Star for single-handily destroying a Japanese gun placement on Attu in 1943, he also killed 30 Japs that were in 60 feet of him.

He was married to Gerry DeClerk in 1946, they later divorced.

He passed away on January 26th 1999

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Coleen and Anna.

He is survived by twin daughters, Debbie and her husband of BrushPrarie,WA and Judy and her husband of Troutdale,OR, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, and one sister Lorena.

Internment was in the IOOF Goldendale cemetery.
Johnnie C. Thomson

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