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Did Washington have a 1885 Territorial census? If so, please provide E-mail address of someone that has access to it. Regards, Jack Stevens , 9/97
Response: Washington Territory took a census in 1871, 1883, 1885. 1887, & 1889, 1892. The originals are in the state archives, but at least the '85, '87, & '89 are on microfilm and available through the LDS Family History Centers.

I am intrested in the history of the Agnew family in Washington State.My father's name is Lawrie Jack Agnew and my mother's name is Frances Lucile Agnew. Randall Craig Agnew, 5/97

I am looking for Joyce Dawn ALLEY. Possible married names are KEENE, NEWBY, or DEMPSTER. She had two daughters named LOYCE LEE MCDANIEL and KANDY J KEENE. I am her nephew who she has never known. Need to contact her for health and heritage purposes. Last know to live in WA around Seattle in late 60's. If any info available, I would greatly appreciate it! Robert Alley, 5/97

Looking for Allyn in various locations in Washington. Marvin Allyn and Ester Estaunsne married @ 1923. Believe Lynden, Spokane, as well as Seattle, may be appropriate locations. Janet Johnson, 4/97

Looking for Almond Anderson in the early 1900's, or 20's-30's. His wife's name was Nellie. They lived in Elk city in the 1920's, in Grangeville, also around Portland. They had sons Bion; Wayne; 2 daus: Enid; Gladys??. They moved around and at one time lived in clarkston, WA. Any information would be wonderful. M&L G, 8/97

Searching for relatives of HOMER ANDERSON ASQUITH, born Iowa City City, Iowa 20 Jan 1907. Married JANE BRENNAN in Vancouver B.C. on 17 July 1943. They had a daughter MICHELLE ASQUITH GARDNER, born in Seattle, WA. 1944. She would like to contact any family members. Homer died in Reno, Nevada 1977. Iris Lawrence-Gardner, 3/97

Looking for Howser Baker and descendents. Apparently he was born n Westmoreland County, PA, and moved to Seattle. Best I can figure out, his wife's name was Ann(e). Looking for information back to his PA roots, and forward through Washington ties. Richard Simpson, 4/97

Seeking information for anyone named Balcomb, such as Julia Balcomb, who resided in Anacortes, d. Sep 1983: are there any siblings? This family lived in MI upper Pennisula before 1900; related to Edward Balcomb, d. Ontanogan, MI Oct 27, 1983. Other related names: Lynn, Ida, Charles, Arthur, John. Son of Edward is seeking his family ties. Thanks! Alex Meron, 1/98

Looking for Jack Gordon BARBER'S mother, Alice GREEN. Jack and his sister were b. in Riveira, TX, @1909. Jack's father, John BARBER moved to the state of WA, @1911 with the children. Apparently they divorced, and John BARBER left and went to CA. I do not know if Alice stayed. My grandfather, Jack BARBER grew up in Olympia, and had worked in Shelton. I believe his Uncle, George BARBER, was his guardian. Jack BARBER, m. Ila Marie VERNER, @1944, and had 2 children of their own, with many more foster children, and at least one adopted child. If anyone has info on the whereabouts of Alice GREEN BARBER or John BARBER, it would be greatly appeciated. Shayla , 10/97

The 2 of you need to talk!
I'm looking for information re: Barber in Lacey/Olympia area. My grandfather, Jack G. Barber, b. 1909 TX; came to WA in a covered wagon. My grandfather never talked about his boyhood or his parents, all I've been left with is bits and pieces of oral history. His parents's were Edward Barber, b. @1880 and Alice Green, b. @1880; a sister, Lois Sowers, b. 1907. Edward and Alice div. soon after coming to WA, Edward went to CA. Edward's brother, George Barber lived in Shelton, perhaps b. NY. Any help appreciate. Noelle, 2/98

I am interested in the Barr family who resided in Vancouver around 1900. Norman Bolton, 3/97

Seeking information about Llewellyn G. Barron who is believed to have moved to WA @1890 from LA. Would appreciate any leads to a specific WA co. where he may have established a family. Thanks for you hlep. Patrick Jacob, 12/97

Looking for Joseph Bartholet, d. 1899, Yakima co; m. Marystown, Scott co. MN, Anna Mechtell, dau. John Mechtell and Anna Katherina Molliette. Ginny Core, 2/98

Looking for Jack Beatty, Jr. who lived in WA. His parents lived near VanBuren, AR. My grandfather, Willie Beatty, b. Apr 7, 1890 was Jack, Sr's brother. They were raised by foster parents in the Jenny Linn area. I believe Jack, Sr's wife's name was Flo. I have very little information on the Beatty family, but I believe there were several other siblings of Willie and Jack. Thanks for any information. Debi Beatty, 1/98

Wish to correspond with descendants or other researchers of the Addison and Callie SHOEMACHER BELLINGER famlily. Addison Bellinger was born March, 1851 in Richfield Twp. Genesee Co, MI, son of Johnas Fredric and Mary "Polly" CURTIS BELLINGER. Addison removed from Michigan by 1870 to California; m. Callie Shoemacher, b. Nov 1864, Iowa. Children: Charles A, b. March 1882; Carl E, b. July 1883; Etta M., b. September 1885; Ernest, b. Jan 1889. I believe all the children were born in San Mateo Co., California. In 1890's famliy relocated to King Co. WA to be near Addison's sister, Fanny Fidelia BELLINGER CONKLIN. Fanny died in Seattle, King Co. WA on 2 May, 1914 and is buried in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She and husband George P. CONKLIN had no children. If this is the family that you are reseaching, please contact me, I would like to share information. Richard Richardson, 6/97

Searching for information on Narcisse "Nelson" BERGERON, B. 29 Dec 1850, Quebec, Canada to Edouard "Edward" BERGERON and Adolie VERBONCOUR. Nelson m. Laura CHEEVER 2 Jul 1871, location unknown - most likely MN. Laura, b. 30 Mar 1852 in Dayton, Anoka, MN. Laura, dau. of H.B. CHEEVER and Helen Johanna CHATKA. Nelson and Laura had 8 children all b. in Anoka County, MN: Henri Leon, Henriette, Francois Xavier, Louis Frederic, Emmeline Rebecca, Alice J., Guy Wallace, Laurence Edson. Information I have is that Nelson d. in Snohomish, WA. I have extensive information and am more than willing to share info with anyone who can help me locate other BERGERON family members. Thanks in advance. CJ Bergeron Scherwinski, 10/97

I am seeking records from the 1900 census (I think in the Seattle area) for: Lazell Bernard or Barnard and his wife, Lulu Wilkins Barnard. Paul North, Apr 19, 1997

Looking for any info on grandfather William Henry Betts?, b. Iowa; m. Stella Hudson, when? Son, William Stafford Betts b. 11 MAR 1938,Seattle. Stella d. young. William Henry Betts's f. William Clark Betts; m. Mary Ann __? We are unable to read her last name in documents. Please email me if any of these names are familar. Stephanie Generotzky, 5/97

Looking for Rollie Othela BOGGS, b. 9 Aug 1902 in Perry Co., KY; m. Ocie Bee DeVARY, b. KY. They moved somewhere in the state of Washington and lived there and died there. Ocie Bee DeVARY died in April 1997. I know they had 1 son, Roy BOGGS who lives somewhere in CA. Rollie & Ocie are my uncle & aunt. I would like to have dates of birth,marriage,death and where they are buried at. Thanks & Good Hunting Paul S.Boggs , 9/97
Responce: Rollie Boggs d. Kennewick, Benton co. WA as per Social Security Index.

Can anyone help??? Van R. BONNER had been a resident of Spokane for many years, but died in Vancouver, B.C. on August 31,1912. I am trying to locate an obituary on him that might have been printed in the local Spokane newspaper, as well as trying to see if he was in any of the city directories between 1900-1912. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Sven Pearson, 6/97

Greatly appreciate any info on Boone family groups or associations in the Washington State area, county unknown. Arlene Leinau, 12/97

Seeking any information regarding my grandmother, Faye Bowser Brown Osborn. My dad was her only child from her 1st m. which did not last 5 years. My dad lived with her and her brother in WA state for an unknown amount of time, but he was sent back to his dad in Amarillo, TX when he was 5. Faye's father was Fred; brother, Claude; sister, Peggy m. Noble Folks? Any information greatly appreciated. Jackie Elliot, 1/98

Searching for information on James R. Bradley, b. 26 Aug 1849, VA, to John Robinson Bradley and Frances Ann Powell. James moved to MO in 1857, m. Mary E. Beeman in 1875, moved to WA Territory 1883, secured a teaching positon at the territory university in Seattle. Moved to Lynden, Whatcom co. WA. and then back to MO for a short time. Div. and m.2nd "Widow Galbreth" living in Tacoma, WA; d. 29 Apr 1927 in a Tacoma Hospital, buried Sumner, WA. Any information would be helpful. Sharon Davis, 1/98

Would like to get more information on Richard Kinder Bradshaw who immigrated to the U.S.A. in the early 1900's. from England. Resided in Pierce Co; D.1919, Bur. in Sumner, Wa. Cemetery. He had been known to live in Puyallup, Wa. Worked at Puyallup Nursery. Married to Sarah? Edna?. Richard's daughter Louise Estelle Bradshaw, m. Frederick William Cooper who lived in Sumner. Dorothy Bechard, 6/97

I'm looking for info on Charley Kirkpatrick Brant (or Brandt); f. David Brant (or Brandt); m. Lovina Kistner; w. Olvie Oatman Hooker. Her f.Syrianus Demetrius Hooker; m. Anna Lewis. Children : Charley Embee (Dave); Olive Bernice; Laura Agatha; Merton; Ercel (Hershey). I know that the last name was changed to Brandt by the boy's but I don't know when. Anything on this family will be of help and I thank you in advance. Becky Brandt, May 7, 1997

I am looking for the family of Mary Alice BRONSON nee ZEIGLER, b. @1858 in Ohio. She had at least one daughter, Myra, b.@1902 in WA. She and her daughter appear in the 1920 census in CA with out her husband, yet she is listed as Mrs. Alice Bronson and as married, not widowed. I would like to find her husband's and children's names as she is the 1/2 sister of my g-g-grand- father ZEIGLER. If anyone knows anything about this line, please let me know. Thanks. Mike White

Looking for descendants of Calvin Brown, born 1821 Nashville, TN fought in Mexican America War of 1846, lived in Bond County, Illinois until he led a wagon train from there to Whitman County. Four of Calvin's children, three married daughters and one unmarried son. Martha Evelina Carey, Mary Frances(Mace) Quendet(?) who died 18 Feb. 1931 in Bellingham, WA, Amanda Miller Wolfe, and my grandfather Theodore Augustus Brown came west with him. Calvin died 1882 in Clinton area near present day Pullman of Whitman County. His wife Nancy Spratt lived till 1910. In 1974 Louise Bowman Maxwell of Maple Valley, WA and Rose E. Rowe of Seattle, WA were also researching Calvin and his father Wilson Brown, who married at least four times. Neal Brown, 3/97

Researching the family of Carl Buege, b. @1861, Germany, son of Carl and Fredericke Buege. Carl m. Elise Adelia Louise Hampel, b. 1865, Silesia, Prussia, on May 28, 1885 in Petawawa, Renfrew Co. Onatario. One of the witnesses to the wedding was Anna Buege of Milwaukee. Carl & Adele moved to Washington state; children: Emma, b. Tacoma, m.? Krueger, and Walter, b. Seattle. Any information would be appreciated. Chris Hampel, 1/98

BUGGE / FRAAS Looking for living descendents of Jens Bugge and Karen Fraas who were from Douglas co. (Alexandria / Urness) MN, but their children scattered all over the place including WA & MT. Susan Laubenheimer, 12/97

I am searching for any info on Harvey Henry Burgett or any of his descendents. Last known whereabouts was Washington. Been searching for a long time, please help. Ester, 8/97

Looking for any info on BURKEs who migrated to WA State around turn of century (probably after 1906)from Oliver Springs, TN. My ggrandmother, Flota BURKE Ramsey's father & brother moved here, leaving no trace. We don't know their names or destination. If you know of BURKEs who came from Oliver Springs, TN, please let me know. Brenda Allen Sistrom, 10/97

LQC Butler, son of William Butler 1770-1833, had two brothera who moved to Oregon and Washington. One was Junis Jackson Butler 1815-1891 and the other was Benjamin Decatur Butler 1819-1890. Would like to contact decendants of these two brothers. Understand the family bible traveled with them. Doria A Butler Lucas. I decend thru LQC Butler thru his youngest son James Butler. Can be reach at above Email or address or by snailmail at HC 60 Box 4000, Lakeview, OR 97630. I am also hunting any Poindexter family information for the Washington area. I have a large Poindexter database. Doris A Butler Lucas, 5/97

BYRD / Washburn
I am looking for BYRD families who came to Washington about 1900 from Mitchell County, N.C. I also hope to find Washburn families who came there from here in early 1900's Can anyone help? PEGGY COX, 5/97

Canfield [place name]
Can anyone tell me where Canfield, WA is/was? Sandy Wilbur, 12/97

Looking for relatives of Shrewsberry (SB) Carter, b. 1849 in Wayne Co, KY. Wife: Adelia Bell Campbell. Moved to Washington 1885. Children: Martha Elen, 1871; Hanah Jane, 1873; America, 1875; Sarah Archo, 1877; John Henry, 1879; Isaac Menzo, 1881; Margaret, 1883; Edna, 1885; David Porter, 1888; Ira, 1902. M. Carter, 8/97

I am searching for relatives of ANNE MATILDA CLARKE, b. April 24, 1861 Howe Island, Ontario, Canada. Anne m. WILLIAM JOHN ARNEIL 1885, in Kingston. Children, William Melville, Eva Marion, & Thomas James. Was in WASHINGTON in 1915. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Eileen Truesdell, 6/97

I am searching for relatives of ANNE MATILDA CLARKE b. April 24, 1861 Howe Island Ontario Canada. Anne married WILLIAM JOHN ARNEIL 1885, in Kingston. Children: William Melville; Eva Marion Arneil; Thomas James. In WASHINGTON in 1915. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Eileen Truesdell, 5/97

Trying to locate decendents of a Captain Henry Connelly, b. May 2, 1752, Chester, PA. Some decendents went west. Any ideas? RANDY CONLEY, 5/97

My great-uncle, Duncan Currie, b. 1837; moved to WA about 1879; m. Janet, b. 1847; Children: George,1869; Mary, Annabella, Lauchlin and Jessie, b.1878. Any census information would be appreciated. Allan Currie, 6/97

Looking for information on the family of Dorothy D. Dean, daughter of Gilbert Dean and Elizabeth Leroy, born 9 Jul 1904, died 30 Jan 1995. Blas Uberuaga, Apr 18, 1997

Looking for information on descendants of or related parties to Mary Celina DELONG, b. 16 Aug 1859 in IN; d. 12 Jun 1920 presumably in Garfield, Whitman, WA. Her first marriage was to Lewis DOLE; b. in IN; m. 27 Sep 1883 in IN?; and d. Missoula, MT ?. The widow, and supposedly children from the first marriage, then arrived in Whitman Co, WA (St. John area) with her brother Henry DELONG. Mary then married Isaiah GOSS on 18 Oct 1908 in Whitman Co area. Isaiah was b. on 27 Apr 1854 in IN and d. 29 Mar 1936 in Garfield, Whitman, WA. Isaiah had a brother named John V GOSS who was born on 18 Nov 1852 in Rochester, Fulton, IN; d. 26 Aug 1936 in Garfield, Whitman, WA. Their parents were Emanuel "Edmund" GOSS and Margaret Reed of OH. I would appreciate hearing from others researching these families. Kristina Krause, 4/97

I have the names of a number of people who came to Oregon from Iowa and vicinity in 1852, but who do not seem to have stayed any length of time in OR (at least not long enough to be counted in the 1860 census). I have checked in CA, realizing that many young men wandered among the various gold mining areas before they settled somewhere. Still, no luck. I did find a couple of folks who eventually ended up in WA Territory, so maybe some of my "missing" people did too. Do any of these names ring a bell in Washington?: Mr. Dickey; D. Fields; J.B. [Ben] Roberts; Mr. and Miss Crocker / Croker; Mr. Ellsley; Mr. Esslinger; J. Shane / Shaner; Asa, John or James Tully / Tulley. Thanks. Sandy Wilbur, 12/97

They left West Virginia and later settled in Washington. Mary Susan Dillion Gaines, d. 1939 in Graham, WA. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary McMahon of Portland, OR, and Mrs dna? Pearl Pentacost of Chicago; 3 sons, Leonard Paul Gaines of Tacoma, Ralph Jeremiah Miccum of Flagstaff, AZ, and James Ervin Miccum of Lubbock, TX; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hoskins of Tacoma and Mrs. Lula West of Yakima, Wash., and 3 bro: Addison James Dillion, of Oklahoma City, Roy Nay Dillion, and Clint Dillion of Tacoma. If you know anything about the above families, please contact me. Jerry Offholter, 8/97

I am researching my DOBBS line. Nancy Arminda DOBBS, b. 12 Jan 1857, TN; moved to TX; m. Mr. PAGET. After his death, she moved to Washington , @1884-85; m. Henry C. EHLERS, a farmer and gold miner, 16 August 1885. Children: John, d. age 6; Frederick B.; James P.; Laura. Source is a short piece in a book on history of Palo Pinto County TX, where Nancy DOBBS' relatives settled. Piece states that Henry EHLERS was one of the "first settlers". Unknown if this refers to all of WA or to a specific area. Unknown where Henry and Nancy lived in WA. Will exchange info with others- have extensive info on the DOBBS relatives who remained in TX. Thanks! Brit Ferguson, 10/97

Looking for a death record. Had a daughter named Florence. Probably died in the 1950's somewhere in Washington--possibly Seattle. Sherry Scoffield, 8/97
Response: Do you live near a LDS Family History Center? They have a microfilm copy of the Death index and certificates.

Seeking descendants of Francis Robert DRAKE, 1861 - 1909 and his wife Ellen BAXTER and their three children, Francis Laurence, Dorothy Ellen, and Walter Augustus, who entered the U.S from England in 1890. Francis Robert was, for a time, Company Secretary to the "Inland Telegraph and Telephone Company"of Spokane. He died in Seattle in 1909. George DRAKE, 10/97

I am trying to find the family of Robert John and Lavina Duncan. They left Ontario, Canada i 1898, came west, settled in WA. I have narrowed the search to Hamilton, Acme, and Sedro Wooley [Skagit co.] between 1898 - 1908. Are there city directories available for this area? Children b. WA: Mary Elizabeth; Francis Viola; Lavina May; Robert John. There is a grave yard near Acme? [Whatcom co.] I am told to get to it one must cross the railroad tracks and go up a hill. I have a picture of the stone, with a small lamb on top, for Frances, but it is difficult to read. Does anyone live close to this area and could read the stone and report the dates to me? Grandfather, Robert John, moved to WA to be near relatives. Have found 2 cousins buried in Bellingham: Elizabeth Isabelle Duncan 1885-1947 and Robert A. Duncan, 1888-1967. I have not found their sister or parents: Mary Ann Duncan, 1887-1919, may have gone to ID; Robert and Mary Perry Duncan may have gone to CA. If you are related to this family or know family members, please contact me. Dan Dobson, 12/97

Searching for mother's aunt and uncle both moved to WA state while she was young [b. 1947]. Natalie Henry m. James Dunn; last known location, Richland, WA, 1965. Also looking for Bert Henry, last know location Olympia, WA, 1965. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. K Schmid, 1/98

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