Henry T. and Mariette Bold Family Note

(Note: The following is information that I have gathered on the Bold family – pioneers in Klickitat County. They are not my family, and conclusions are based on speculation, with the hope that they spur further research to confirm or rule out these suppositions. – Ellen Rowley)

Henry T. Bold was born in England. I believe that his parents were Lydia (Kidd) and James Bold. They appear to have come to the United States in 1949 from England, and settled in Wisconsin. Henry married Mariette (born abt 1849 in Wisconsin). After their marriage, Henry and Mariette lived for a time in California where their son Frank was born in 1874. The family then relocated to Klickitat County, Washington Territory by 1879 where their son John Leon Bold was born, followed by their son Claude in April 1880. In the June 1880 U.S. Census, the family is listed as:

Henry T. Bold, age 30, born in England, Occupation: farmer
Mary F. Bold, age 30, born in Wisconsin
Frank Bold, age 5, born in California
John Bold, age 1, born in Washington Territory
infant Bold, age 4 months, born in Washington Territory
Difficulty struck the Bold family soon after that summer census, when they lost their son John Leon on October 31, 1980.

In the July 1887 Washington State and Territorial Census, the Bold family consisted of Henry T. (39 & now working as a blacksmith), Mariette (38), Frank (12), Claude (7), Rena (5), Eunice (2), and Baby (0).

The next few years were tragic for the Bold family. Infant Ecce passes away on September 7, 1887. The Father, Henry dies on October 7, 1888. Then within 13 days in 1889 three of the Bold children die. Rena Blanche on August 19, 1889, Eunice H on August 21, and Claude W on September 1. Within two years, Mariette lost her husband and four of her five remaining children.

Mariette and her surviving son Frank moved to King County where Mariette was appointed U.S. Postmaster in Juanita, King County, Washington Territory in 1891. Son Frank would eventually marry Ethel and move to Ketchikan, Alaska where they had a son named Neil in 1911.

Henry T. Bold and his five children are all listed on one gravestone:
Henry T Bold
Died October 7, 1888

On another side of the gravestone:

Rena B. Bold Died Aug. 19, 1889

Eunice H Bold
Died Aug 21, 1889

Claude W. Bold
Died Sept 1, 1889

On another side of the gravestone:

John Leon Bold
Died Oct 31, 1880

Ecce Bold
Died Sept. 7, 1887
In the 1889 Washington State and Territorial Census, the Bold family is listed as living in Klickitat County. At that time, the family consists of:
Margarett Bold, age 40, who is a white, single female. (Note that there is no designation available for widowed.) Her birth place is Wisconsin.
Frank Bold, age 15, white male, born in California.
Claude Bold, age 12, white male, born in W.T. which I think must be Washington Territory
Rena Bold, age 9, white female, born in W.T.
Eunice Bold, age 7, white female, born in W.T.
(Note that Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state on November 11, 1889.)
Additional Note: It appears that Henry’s brother Fred W. Bold also moved to Klickitat County with his wife Ida Belle who was born in Oregon in 1869 and passed away in 1905 in Klickitat County. Fred moved with their children to Oregon, but was buried near his wife at the IOOF cemetery in Goldendale.