The Goldendale Sentinel
March 12, 1942, pg 1

[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]

William P. Flanary

City's Pioneer Photographer Is Taken By Death

"William P. Flanary, 77, pioneer Goldendale photographer and stationer, died Saturday in a Portland hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Flanary became ill while visiting with relatives in Salem and was rushed to Portland for treatment a week ago. Despite the amputation of one leg to halt a spreading infection his condition became steadily worse.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10 at the St. Johns Funeral Home in Portland. He is survived by his widow, Mary B. Flanary, of Byron, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Rose, of Portland, and Mrs. Ruth Schaffer, of Prosser; one brother, Jasper G. Flanary, of Olympia; and a niece, Mrs. F. J. Sleeper, of Goldendale.

Mr. Flanary was born in Washington county, Oregon, Oct. 10, 1864. His parents had crossed the plains in a covered wagon. In 1878 Mr. Flanary came to Klickitat county with his parents. After attending classes here and business college in Portland he taught school one term. Later still he worked as a teamster in this area.

In the 1880's with his sister, Mrs. Sonora Herr, he opened a photography business in Goldendale. He engaged in this business for a number of years. In recent years Mr. and Mrs. Flanary have made their home at Byron, Wash., near the town of Prosser.

During his period of residence in Goldendale he was active in Friendship lodge of the Knights of Pythias of which he was a charter member."